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Autumn international player analysis: Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand

Autumn international player analysis: Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand

first_img TAGS: Highlight You do not saunter back into a world champion team on the back of 70 minutes’ worth of on-field action in two years without being a very special player. To state the blindingly obvious, Sonny Bill Williams falls within that bracket.In fact, having excelled in boxing as well as both codes of rugby, the 29 year-old can undoubtedly be classed as an extraordinary sportsman. There are few fresh superlatives to attach to his glittering, globe-trotting career. He possesses a universally acknowledged acronym, for goodness’ sake.As such, a pair of replacement cameos for Counties Manukau in the ITM Cup was sufficient to convince Steve Hansen that Williams was ready to jump into another chapter. Merely one month after finishing his two-year stint as a Sydney Rooster, he returned to the New Zealand midfield on Saturday to face the USA in Chicago.Back in business: Williams celebratesWilliams shone in an inevitable thrashing and – without disrespecting the wholehearted hosts at all – it was fascinating to watch him pitted against mere mortals. While USA boasted a handful of Aviva Premiership regulars such as Chris Wyles and Samu Manoa, the All Blacks were rampant.Just as every facet of Brian O’Driscoll’s brilliance was accentuated as he carved up midweek opposition of contrasting ability on the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013, it was very possible to plot the finer details of Williams’ devastating two-try display.Amusingly, NBC’s American commentary team of Todd Harris and Brian Hightower, who did an excellent job of explaining proceedings to an unfamiliar audience, followed every name with the player’s dimensions – height and weight in feet and pounds. While Williams – 6’3”, 243 – is a mighty specimen, there was so much more than brawn on show.Pending recovery from a corked thigh, Williams will be close to the match-day 23 to face England this weekend. Here is a chronological run-down of his attacking contributions as he pressed a compelling claim for involvement.It took all of 45 seconds for him to burst into the spotlight, tearing onto a short pass from Jeremy Thrush to power through for a clean break:There is nothing overly complicated about New Zealand’s shape from the ruck close to the right touchline and the way Williams picks a line is based on very basic skills. For a start, watch how far behind the gain-line he begins:This depth allows him to build up pace and pick an angle between the two USA defenders circled in white. Fly-half Adam Siddall steps in to cover Thrush, leaving a gaping hole between himself and inside centre Andrew Suniula. Williams needs no second invitation.What comes next is just as impressive. Having cut through, Williams stays on his feet and fights through the contact area in order to allow his support to catch up. Above all, this shows how rapidly he has adapted to rugby union and amended his mindset accordingly.Of course, the laws of league means this would not be necessary because of the lack of breakdowns. This screenshot shows Williams is into a different mind-set though, scanning for teammates before taking the option of going to ground once he realises the ensuing ruck can be won:Minutes after this run, hooker Nathan Harris opened the scoring with New Zealand’s first try. An encouraging period of USA attack followed, but then the All Blacks forced their way on top again. Launching into midfield from the tail of a lineout, Williams laid the foundations:Uncomplicated carrying is a key part of centre play, and here Williams shows his willing to do that job. While he is upended in a strong challenge, note how many defenders are attracted to his run:Three tacklers are needed in the primary line alone, starving the USA of personnel out wide on their left. Unsurprisingly, Cory Jane danced over on that flank from the very next phase.Williams then went from indirect creator to scorer:Ryan Crotty was outstanding at outside centre all afternoon and himself put forward credentials to partner stalwart Conrad Smith at Twickenham. His offload here is wonderful.But, as discussed in last week’s piece on George North, passes out of contact are nothing without an accurate support line. Ever alive to attacking opportunity, Williams anticipates his fellow midfielder’s movements and fights through the covering defence to get to Crotty’s shoulder:At times, this game resembled an All Blacks training run. Minutes later, Williams and Crotty switched roles for another line-break:Blaine Scully is as ballsy as backs come. Even so, Williams pirouettes out of his challenge with ease before linking up with Crotty using his free arm. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Subscribe to Rugby World magazine to read exclusive content on the upcoming autumn internationals. 1. Introduction2. Page 2Page 1 of 2 – Show Full ListIntroductionPage 2 Sonny Bill Williams made his return to the All Blacks side on Saturday in the historic clash with USA at Chicago’s Soldier Field. As New Zealand romped to a 74-6 victory, the code-hopping centre was inspired. We analyse his eye-catching performance. Why not take a closer look:Again, this is a relatively simple principle. The ‘hit and spin’ is one of the first progressions of an Auckland grid taught to juniors. Once more though, Williams marries technical precision to power and intensity, making him so difficult to stop.Onto try number two, which was at first glance a spectacular counter executed typically clinically by the tourists:From TJ Perenara‘s quick lineout onwards, this looks extremely slick. That said, Williams must keep rudimentary ideas in mind. As Israel Dagg runs across the pitch, he treads water and retains width so the ball-carrier can advance ahead. That way, Williams becomes an option for the passer again.Watch how he responds to Dagg’s line to capitalise on the space:Once clear, Williams can showcase his prowess at beating defenders. His step to evade the covering Manoa is worth ogling at again:We are at risk of listing Williams’ attributes now, but they were all in plain evidence, especially as the first half wore on and things got slightly stretched.The following piece of distribution from Williams brought about more trouble for USA:This initially may appear fairly nondescript. However, it provides a perfect lesson in drawing defenders and creating space. Isolating the moment Williams releases his pass to Kieran Read gives us a clear illustration:The filled black line here represents Williams’ run, an arc that straightens up against the grain. We can see the effect this has from the white circle – American openside Scott LaValla turns his shoulders inwards and is committed to the tackle.Only then does Williams let go of the ball. The timing, speed and accuracy of his pass is exquisite. LaValla is out of the game and Read is away. That completed a fine first half from an individual standpoint, but Williams did not let up into the second period.Here, with New Zealand pressing just after the break, he poses problems from a straightforward switch with Aaron Cruden, exploding off that right foot again to leave prop Eric Fry on the turf:Lastly, just prior to leaving the fray on the hour mark with a dead leg, Williams showed an ability to organise from first-receiver.This is a skill that Stuart Lancaster values greatly within the England set-up, recognising that attacking structures are all the more dangerous when can be ‘two-sided’ – essentially loaded with a playmaker on both open- and blindside:To nit-pick, the pass here off Williams’ left hand is not quite as strong as those off his right. Still, he cuts out the pod of forwards and plays in Cruden on a second wave, where the All Blacks are so dangerous.Only Steve Hansen knows where Williams fits in his strategy to take down England on Saturday. Freakish Malakai Fekitoa will take some shifting from the starting line-up, for sure.Clearly though, Williams’ attacking weapons are all polished and firing. Lancaster’s men will have learned nothing new about an old adversary and should be far better prepared to blunt him than the USA were. Of course, given Williams box-office attacking, that is far easier said than done.last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Bath’s forward pack take on a Formula 1 car

Midweek Madness – Bath’s forward pack take on a Formula 1 car

first_imgWednesday Feb 3, 2016 Midweek Madness – Bath’s forward pack take on a Formula 1 car Red Bull Racing and F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo have taken on Bath’s forwards in the ultimate scrum session, with the force of eight hundred horses up against eight mere mortals. With 900kg of muscle on home turf at Farleigh House, Bath were up for the challenge.“It’s not every day you get to do something like that,” said tighthead Henry Thomas. “We love testing ourselves on the biggest stage but not many players can say they’ve scrummed down against a Formula One car”.Ricciardo, a winner of three grand prix titles, said: “I was excited about the challenge as it’s definitely something I’ve never experienced before! Seeing the rugby players take their positions behind the scrum machine right in front of me was somewhat… strange. “But my competitiveness kicked in and I was determined to beat them!”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS

Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS

first_img Construction: Structure: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791716/sillim-dong-share-house-jya-rchitects Clipboard Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTSSave this projectSaveSillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791716/sillim-dong-share-house-jya-rchitects Clipboard Photographs:  Hwang Hyochel , JYA-RCHITECTS Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 ArchDaily Projects Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project Apartments Manufacturers: Hanyang Tile, Konggan South Korea Year:  Lewoo Construction “COPY” RC, Reinforced concrete CopyApartments•Seoul, South Korea Save this picture!© Hwang Hyochel+ 36 Share Photographs Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project City:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hwang HyochelRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Sodam-Sodam is a share house. The very first question we asked ourselves about this project was: “what is the most unique charm of a share house in today’s housing reality?”Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelThe answer was simple: nicely designed and spacious spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom, all of which individuals may not be able to afford or dream of—at least in a crowded and expensive city like Seoul.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelAs such, what we had to do was also simple and clear, that is, to make those common spaces mentioned earlier as spacious and nice as possible within a limited area.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelFirst, we needed to decide on where to locate those common spaces. In some of existing share houses in Korea, such spaces are usually located on the 1st floor. The reason would be to maximize and diversify space by connecting the area with exterior space.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelHowever, as Sodam-Sodam is located in the middle of a highly dense residential area in Shinrim-dong of Seoul and is to be built for women only, the possibility of utilizing such an exposed space in comfort (or even doing barbecue) seemed pretty much low. Not to mention, the blockage of sunlight by surrounding buildings when built on a lower level ground.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelIf so, what is the biggest advantage of this site?It would be a wonderful view of a whole neighborhood and a nearby mountain, full sunlight from the south as well as a benefit of protected privacy, all of which are possible by neighboring buildings of three or fewer stories. Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelTherefore, we decided to locate the common space not on a lower level but on the top one, creating a spacious high ceiling kitchen with personal storage space and a dining space with a hardwood table connected to the kitchen. From a cozy sofa in the living room that is a half level lower, one could enjoy the view of a nearby mountain through a wide window. Moreover, one could also soak in a bath tub of a common bathroom and admire the view of the sky and the mountain. All of these would not be possible or affordable, particularly in Seoul, if it were not a “share house”.Save this picture!SectionIn addition to this common space of a great view and sight on the top floor, there is another common space of different aspects on the 1st floor. That is a space where people could quietly watch movies, chat together or share their little hobbies. The space is directly linked to a little outside terrace surrounded by a fence for extra purposes.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelSave this picture!© Hwang HyochelFor the floors of individual rooms, we used a skip-floor structure in order to ensure maximum space in respective rooms and to make a journey to the top floor as relatively natural as possible. By eliminating corridor space that connects each room, we were able to not only secure extra space but also change the perception of a building from a vertical ‘floor’ concept to a whole ‘space’ one by making a vertical movement more natural. Moreover, a staircase that runs across the middle of the building and the same color added to both its interior and exterior bring about complete unity to the space.Save this picture!© JYA-RCHITECTSEach plan has an independent toilet, a bathroom and a washing machine and a dry-type hand basin that also works as a powder space. In order to tackle the problem of lacking storage in the share house, there is a built-in closet in each room for everyday use as well as an extra individual storage space on the 1st floor for storing items in large-volume or of rare use. Likewise, there is personal storage space in other common areas such as a front entrance, a bathroom, a kitchen. In other words, it is a concept of sharing space (and a very few items) while using one’s own items.Save this picture!SectionAs for the exterior, we wanted to embody an image of simplicity and decency. It was an attempt to create a distinct but refined image within the neighborhood that is already filled with disordered buildings and complex signs.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelProject gallerySee allShow lessKRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre / Mecanoo + CODE: arkitekturSelected ProjectsJimo Scientific Creation Center / gadSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeJYA-RCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on July 21, 2016Cite: “Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS ” 20 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Fever-Tree commits to £1m three-year partnership with Malaria No More

Fever-Tree commits to £1m three-year partnership with Malaria No More

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  149 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate Fever-Tree commits to £1m three-year partnership with Malaria No More Tim Warrillow, CEO, Fever-Tree, said:“We are hugely proud to be able to extend our support to Malaria No More, for a cause so closely aligned to our roots. Many of the communities where we source our ingredients experience the devastating effects of malaria and I have seen first-hand the amazing work that James and his whole team do. I am hopeful one day we will be able to raise a glass to the global eradication of this disease.”James Whiting, CEO, Malaria No More UK, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img “Fever-Tree’s support and belief in Malaria No More UK to date has been nothing short of life changing. Their commitment to date has helped us to persuade 53 global leaders to commit to halving malaria and inspired pledges of over $4 billion.“This new partnership gives us the wherewithal and the inspiration to do everything in our power to help deliver on our ambition to be the generation that ends the deadliest disease in history.” Melanie May | 31 January 2019 | News Fever-Tree has announced a three-year, £1 million partnership with Malaria No More with the shared ambition of ending malaria. Fever-Tree first began a relationship with Malaria No More in 2013, and is now committing £1 million over the next three years through a number of different initiatives aimed at raising awareness and support for the charity as it leads a global campaign to combat this disease. The funding will enable Malaria No More to drive forward international efforts to achieve the commitment made by 53 Commonwealth Leaders in April 2018 to halve malaria across the Commonwealth by 2023, which should save 650,000 lives and avert nearly 350 million malaria cases.  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

‘Peace & Harmony Cannot Be Equated With Public Order’ : Dhavan Defends Delhi Assembly Summons To Facebook VP

‘Peace & Harmony Cannot Be Equated With Public Order’ : Dhavan Defends Delhi Assembly Summons To Facebook VP

first_imgTop Stories’Peace & Harmony Cannot Be Equated With Public Order’ : Dhavan Defends Delhi Assembly Summons To Facebook VP Nupur Thapliyal10 Feb 2021 8:34 AMShare This – xDefending the summons issued by Delhi Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony to the Vice President of Facebook in relation to enquiry into alleged role played by hate speech and fake news in Delhi riots, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan made submissions before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Committee.Responding to the petitioners’ arguments that the enquiry into riots was a matter beyond…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDefending the summons issued by Delhi Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony to the Vice President of Facebook in relation to enquiry into alleged role played by hate speech and fake news in Delhi riots, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan made submissions before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Committee.Responding to the petitioners’ arguments that the enquiry into riots was a matter beyond the competence of Delhi assembly (as ‘public order’ was not a subject on which Delhi assembly has jurisdiction), Dhavan submitted :”To say public order and police is equivalent to peace and harmony is incorrect. The police comes at the last stage if the scene becomes unmanageable. But to equate peace and harmony with public order and police makes us almost like a fascist state.”  Dr. Dhavan submitted that the functions of Delhi Legislative Assembly cannot be narrowed down and that the Assembly has the function to deal with all the matters affecting the welfare of Government of NCT of Delhi. A bench comprising Justices S.K. Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy was hearing the matter.Dr. Dhavan began today’s submissions by arguing that the Committee on Peace and Harmony can summon non members to appear before it and to give evidence on oath. He rejected the submissions made by Mr. Salve on behalf of Mr. Ajit Mohan that the Committee did not have the power to summon non members and compel their appearance.  Dhavan further argued that Mr. Ajit Mohan was the “public face of Facebook” as he appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on 2nd September 2020, prior to the issuance of the two summons by the Committee of Peace and Harmony. In arguing so, Dr. Dhavan submitted that Mr. Ajit Mohan cannot claim independent entity in this case. “What this tells us is that Mr. Mohan is a representative of Facebook and Facebook alone. In that capacity he goes to parliament and gives speech. This speech indicates that the evidence of Facebook is relevant.” Dhavan argues. On the relevancy of the Committee for calling Facebook to appear before it, Dr. Dhavan submitted: “Facebook knows in Delhi there is a disturbed areas. It knows in India there are parameters to deal with hate speech. Facebook tackles hate speech and this is why it is relevant to peace and harmony. Ajit Mohan is face of Facebook and that is a matter in public domain.” Talking about the position of Facebook in the present case, Dhavan went ahead to argued “Facebook is an international concern. 13 parliaments of the world got together and summoned Facebook and it refused to appear. Out of these 13 parliaments, 9 formed the Committee. After screening, the Committee found 2110 complaints from social media. I am willing to put that on record and affidavit.” Moving ahead, Dhavan argued that the Committee and the Delhi Legislative Assembly are in fact two different entities which function independently. In arguing so, Dhavan termed the Committee as “an autonomous body” functioning independently from the Assembly. “The way it works, it is true that the Assembly issues notice. Secretariat does it. It is signed by the deputy secretary. Either we say that the committee is under continuous control of assembly, but it’s not. It’s an autonomous body which submits a report to the Assembly.” Dhavan submitted. The bench will continue the hearing tomorrow i.e. 11th February 2021. Complete updates from the hearing available here.Previous Reports can be read here:Facebook Cannot Invoke Article 32; Ajit Mohan’s Rights Not Violated : Delhi Assembly Tells Supreme CourtDelhi Assembly Competent To Discuss Delhi’s Peace & Harmony : Singhvi Defends Summons To Facebook VPAny “Senior, Responsible Officer” From Facebook Can Appear Before Delhi Legislative Assembly: Dr. Abhishek Singhvi Clarifies Before Supreme CourtNext Storylast_img read more

Donegal homeowners could be eligible for home energy grants

Donegal homeowners could be eligible for home energy grants

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – February 13, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Donegal homeowners could be eligible for home energy grantscenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleGovernment urged to address serious issues facing Donegal schoolsNext articleBrexit blamed for slight rise in Donegal rent prices News Highland WhatsApp 49,000 homeowners in Donegal could be eligible for home energy grants.The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has introduced an increase in grants as well as additional funding to enable homeowners make their homes more energy efficient.The grants cover one third of the total cost of the works, ranging from €300 for attic insulation to €6000 for external wall insulation.Additionally, from April, a new grant of €3,500 for heat pumps will be available.Tim Haplin, Head of Communications with SEAI says cost effective and energy efficient schemes are available:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/haplidfdffsdn1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+last_img read more

CIPD supporter dismisses critic’s drastic action call

CIPD supporter dismisses critic’s drastic action call

first_imgCIPD supporter dismisses critic’s drastic action callOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Aformer vice-president of the CIPD has hit back at criticisms that itsprofessional qualifications are out of touch with the needs of the businessworld.BobMorton, head of HRD at CIBA Specialty Chemicals, gives a robust defence of the qualificationsand the status of the institute in this week’s Personnel Today.Therecently reviewed qualification scheme articulates what it takes to be a“thinking performer”, he says. “They are about business management, nottextbook approaches”.Mortonwas responding to criticism from senior partner at Personnel Works Paul Kearns(Comment, 13 March), who called for drastic action at “sleepy hollow”, as hecalled the CIPD’s headquarters. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

BAYONNE BRIEFS

BAYONNE BRIEFS

first_imgHoly Family to house BEOFIn what could become a windfall for the City of Bayonne, the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) will likely consolidate three of its four sites in the city onto the campus of the former Holy Family Academy on Avenue A.The city purchased Holy Family, which closed in 2013, from Sisters of Saint Joseph Academy last year with the intention of relocating most of the operations of BEOF to the site.Three of the properties used for various programs such as Head Start would be deeded over to the city for $1 each.Several of the properties are very close to the Hudson Bergen Light Rail and are seen as having a potentially lucrative resale value for future redevelopment.While the city estimates the value of these properties at $1.5 million, their proximity to transportation could allow the city to market them for more.City officials have eyed these properties as a potential revenue source for several years, but were blocked partly by the fact that several programs run by the BEOF received federal funding and the lack of alternative locations.The city faces a serious budget shortfall, and the sale of the three sites has the potential to fill a sizeable portion of this shortfall.The announcement this week that the BEOF would likely make a move into the Holy Family site by September puts to rest a number of rumors such as the site being sold off for use as an Islamic Center or as a headquarters for the Police Athletic League.The Holy Family site would also allow BEOF to increase its enrollment in various programs.Along with Head Start, the site is expected to host BEOF’s Meals on Wheels program as well as host BEOF’s administrative offices, which are currently run out of cramped space at a site on JFK Boulevard.Sharma Montgomery to run for Bayonne City CouncilFormer Board of Education candidate and Air Force veteran, Sharma Montgomery, will run for the First Ward Bayonne City Council seat on mayoral candidate Jason O’Donnell’s ticket in the municipal elections in May. The First Ward Councilperson represents residents living south of 17th Street and 16th Street Park, including the Bergen Point neighborhood. The First Ward Council seat is currently held by Tommy Cotter.Montgomery was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1992 to 1997, then pursued a career in communications. In the Bayonne community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Bayonne Jewish Community Center and on the board of the BHS Band Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the high school marching band.“All across our city, people are clamoring for change because they know that Jimmy Davis has used the last four years to line the pockets of rich, out of town developers at the expense of Bayonne taxpayers,” said Montgomery in a press release. “Jason believes as I do that service to our community is an investment in the future and that sitting on the sidelines while this Administration and Council continue making decisions that hurt taxpayers is simply not an option. Jason has put together a great team and I am looking forward to joining them as we knock on doors and speak to residents throughout the city about our plans for Bayonne’s future.”“Sharma Montgomery’s service to our country and dedication to our community is indicative of her tremendous character and her commitment to serving the public,” said O’Donnell in the release.Previously announced council candidates on O’Donnell’s ticket include Daniel Ward and Melissa Enriquez-Rada, who will run for the two at-large council seats, and Kevin Kuhl for Second Ward. Daniel Ward is Director of the Social Studies and Library/Media Science Programs at the Bayonne School District, and Enriquez-Rada is a local real estate agent and president of the Rotary Club of Bayonne. Kevin Kuhl is the proprietor of Kuhl’s Tavern and on the Board of Directors for the Bayonne Friends of Special Children and the Don and Arlene Ahern Foundation.Sal Gullace to run for City Council re-election on Davis ticketSecond Ward Councilman Sal Gullace announced that he will run for another term on Mayor James Davis’s ticket. Gullace will face Kevin Kuhl, who will be running for the second ward city council seat on Jason O’Donnell’s ticket. A contractor by trade, Gullace was elected in 2014 and prides himself on being highly accessible to constituents.“I’m excited to run with Mayor Davis again because of all the great advances our team has made for our city,” said Gullace, whose voting record has largely supported the goals of the Davis Administration. “Bayonne is finally moving forward with a city government that is responsive, proactive and effective and the proof is in the new developments that are generating new tax revenue and jobs.”“Bayonne residents know that they can count on Sal Gullace to be an advocate for them and their families and that’s why I’m excited that he’s once again running on our team,” said Davis. “Councilman Gullace is always working to improve quality of life for the Second Ward and that’s why he’s the best choice to continue serving on the Council.”Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski was the first announced member of the Davis ticket, followed by Councilman at-Large Juan Perez and Councilman Gary La Pelusa. Animal control contract tabled, PLA ordinance introduced at city councilThe city council is deciding between awarding Bayonne’s animal control contract to Jersey City’s animal control provider, Liberty Humane Society (LHS), or Bayonne’s current provider, NJ Animal Control and Rescue. LHS returned a lower bid in its response to the city’s RFP, but the city council said they are seeking more information from both companies for “clarification on some of their responses,” according to Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski. “There are things we’re still fleshing out. It’s unclear from both of them if all the services we requested can be met.”The council tabled the vote on an animal control provider at its meeting on Wednesday, January 17.An ordinance requiring development projects that cost more than $15 million to use at least 20 percent local union labor was introduced at the meeting with local union members coming out to show support.“We have a tremendous amount of union people in the city,” said Patrick Kelleher, president of the Hudson County Building and Construction Trades Council. “If these gentlemen live in Bayonne, they should have the opportunity to work here.”United Nations Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow to speak at Wallace Temple on Jan. 28In celebration of Wallace Temple AME Zion Church’s 7th anniversary of its Moving for Missions Day, U.N. Ambassador to Guayana Michael Ten-Pow will give a talk. For Moving for Missions Day, the church partners with agencies for religious missions throughout the world. Wallace Temple AME Zion Church is on 392 Avenue C. The talk begins at 4 p.m. Some North Jersey schools cracking down on vapingIn some school districts, the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, is a violation of substance abuse rules, according to The Record, and schools are cracking down. School officials say they are concerned about a rise in the nicotine-delivery devices by teenagers. Students caught vaping are subject to drug testing in some districts.Vaping is also popular in Bayonne, where there are at least three shops specializing in selling electronic cigarettes. Some argue that vaping should not be penalized because it is the carcinogens in tobacco smoke that lead to cancer. If school districts consider nicotine to be in violation of substance abuse rules, then the delivery method will not matter. Recent studies have called into question vaping’s perceived neutral affect on health. Fire on West 10th Street takes life of dog, displaces sixAn accidental kitchen fire at an apartment on West 10th Street displaced six people and killed a dog on the evening of Friday, January 19, according to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the kitchen of a second story apartment in a three-family home at 9 p.m. Firefighters deployed two hose lines into the building to control the fire by 9:30 p.m. The firefighters removed a family pet from the apartment when they arrived, and efforts to resuscitate it were unsuccessful, according to Weaver. One resident suffered minor smoke inhalation, while another was treated for minor injuries.The building sustained smoke damage, which displaced the three families living in the building. Two displaced residents are being assisted by the Red Cross, while the others are being assisted by relatives. Gov. Murphy orders audit of tax incentive programGov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Friday calling on the Office of the State Comptroller to conduct full-scale performance reviews of tax-incentive programs to determine their effectiveness in bringing jobs and economic growth to the state, NJ Spotlight reports. Murphy’s order requires reviews of two programs administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority over the eight years of Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure.Leonia bans nonresident drivers during rush hourStarting last week, out-of-towners who drive on the streets of Leonia in Bergen County between 6 and 10 a.m. or 4 and 9 p.m. will be subject to $200 fines, WCBS reports. The borough passed an ordinance banning nonresident drivers last month in an effort to keep commuters from using its streets as shortcuts to get to and from the world’s busiest bridge, the George Washington Bridge, in the neighboring town of Fort Lee. Navigation apps, like Waze and Google Maps, make matters worse by having caused huge traffic tie-ups in the community. As a result of bridge-related through traffic, some streets are reported to swell from 4,000 daily drivers to 12,000. Those accustomed to that shortcut might want to steer clear. Snowy Owl rescued from industrial chimneyRescuers at NJ Animal Control and Rescue saved a snowy owl stuck in an industrial chimney at a power plant in Bayonne on Jan. 8. Likely trying to escape the bitter cold, the owl became trapped when workers at the plant spotted it and contacted animal control.The bird was diagnosed as healthy, but undernourished and dehydrated. On Jan. 15, after a week of rehabilitation at The Raptor Trust, it was released at Island Beach State Park.The snowy owl, with yellow eyes and spotted plumage, is about two feet tall with a wingspan of about five feet. Other than its striking appearance, the snowy owl is known for its silent bursts of flight.last_img read more

Small blast at Fox’s Biscuits factory

Small blast at Fox’s Biscuits factory

first_imgA small fire broke out at a Fox’s Biscuits factory after a spark ignited in an old diesel tank that was in the process of being decommissioned.One man, a contractor working on the tank, was taken to hospital after he suffered burns to his legs, and four others suffered smoke inhalation at the site on Wellington Street in Batley, West Yorkshire, according to a spokesperson for 2 Sisters Food Group, which owns the biscuit brand.The incident took place at around 10.45am yesterday morning (22 February) with all 450 workers evacuated from the site. “Contractors were draining and cleaning the diesel tanks and there was a source of ignition that caused the incident,” according to the firm.There was no damage to buildings or equipment and production was up and running by 3pm yesterday, added the spokesperson.Mel Bugler, acting managing director of Fox’s Biscuits, said: “Safety is the highest priority across all of our sites. “Clearly there will be a full investigation, however, our first priority is the welfare of the affected contractor and we are liaising with the hospital and being kept informed on the situation. “As a precaution we evacuated the site following the incident and followed all of our safety and emergency procedures.”Fire crews from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service applied a foam concentrate to the tank due to a pressure build-up inside.Fire investigation officers also attended the scene to investigate the cause of the blast.last_img read more

STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston Show

first_imgSETLIST: STS9 | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 4/20/17SET I: Be Nice, Vapors, Kaya, Vibyl, Frequencies 2 >> 3, Out Of This World>> Enceladus>> RentSET II: Click Lang Echo>> The Next Episode (Dr. Dre & Snoop)*>> Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist> Grow**, Sun, Moon & Stars>> ReEmergence^$, King Pharaoh’s Tomb, When The Dust SettlesENCORE: Moon SocketSHOW NOTES:* – Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre cover (from The Chronic 2001)** – with Victor Wooten^ – Sun, Moon & Stars teases from HB$ – Native End tease from Phipps in outro Last night, STS9 continued their tour with a stop at Boston’s House of Blues, across the street from the storied Fenway Park, to celebrate the “high holidays.” For their special 4/20 performance, the group certainly pulled out all the stops and showed some serious love to fans in Beantown, eager to see the band return for the first time to the city proper since November of 2015. During the first set, following “Frequencies Peace 2” which jammed through to “Frequencies Peace 3,” the group kicked off a non-stop jam sequence to the end, which housed the third live performance of “Enceladus,” a new song that was debuted at The Pageant in St. Louis exactly a week prior.For the second set, the band was still vibing high, throwing in a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode” off The Chronic 2001, originally sampled from David McCallum’s “The Edge,” as a nod to the holiday. Following this, after “Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist” another special surprise was in store. Victor Wooten, the renowned bassist from Béla Fleck and the Flectones and the Victor Wooten Trio, emerged for the song “Grow,” during which STS9’s resident bass virtuoso, Alana Rocklin, threw down in a wicked bass battle. You can watch footage of this sick sit-in below courtesy of The STS9 Halftime Show. You can also check out the full setlist from STS9’s House of Blues show after the video, courtesy of The Church of STS9.[Photo courtesy of Joshua Huver of Must Have Media]last_img read more