Red Bank Parking Plan Hits Snarl

first_imgHorgan, Zipprich and Burnham had all expressed objections about the process of classifying these properties, especially in the case of the West Front Street location – fearing it was an attempted end run around the planning and zoning process.The planned CME study discussion also hit another snag – concerning the payment.The study’s cost is estimated at about $80,000. But the issue at hand concerns the contribution by RiverCenter. According to Menna, RiverCenter is expected to contribute half the cost, $40,000, based upon a memorandum of understanding between the two. On the other hand, James Scavone, RiverCenter’s executive director, countered that it hasn’t been settled to RiverCenter’s expectation as of yet.Even without RiverCenter’s support at this point, the study is moving forward with the resolution’s approval.Apparently there was some back and forth between Scavone and Menna on the topic but without RiverCenter signing off on the memorandum.RiverCenter is seeking an assurance the memorandum would contain language that the business group would get a refund if a garage doesn’t move forward within a two-year period. “In all due respect,” Scavone told the borough council, “We’ve been down this road many times in the last 25 years,” as conversations had been started and stalled on remedying the decades-long chronic parking shortfall in the downtown shopping district.Scavone said both Menna and Borough Councilman Michael Whelan indicated there wouldn’t be a problem including that language in the memorandum. “And that’s what we’re waiting for,” Scavone said.There is more of a rift between RiverCenter and the mayor than that debate, Menna said. In an interview with The Two River Times on Aug. 4 Menna said, “I’m getting pushback,” from some RiverCenter members over some of the possible plans for a White Street redevelopment.That “pushback,” according to Menna has some RiverCenter members now “saying there’s not a problem,” with the parking situation. Menna added there are objections over a possible public/private partnership, to allow a private developer to possibly construct a mixed use parking garage that may also include a residential or retail component, with RiverCenter advocating for the borough government to pay entirely to construct a garage. Menna scoffed off that idea, noting, “Trying to convince the taxpayers of that is going to be the hard part.”“I wish RiverCenter would get its act together,” Menna added.True, Scavone answered, “Our preference, and we have certainly expressed this, is for a fully public garage.” By John BurtonRED BANK – When it comes to whether a parking garage should be built in the borough downtown, progress seems impeded by differing opinions – and who should pay for what.At the August 10 Red Bank Borough Council meeting, Mayor Pasquale seemed to be at odds with three council members – two from his own Democratic party – and with Red Bank RiverCenter, the management and advocacy group for the borough’s commercial Special Improvement District over how to proceed in regards to the long, torturously debated possible parking garage.In regards to one of the resolutions the council was addressing at its bi-monthly meeting, Menna was forced to cast the deciding vote when the council tied 3-3 over a vote to whether to authorize the professional planning firm CME Associates. All three Republican councilmembers approved the plan, siding with Menna, but Democrats Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, joined by independent Cindy Burnham, voted to put the brakes on the plan. “Let’s move this along,” Menna offered with his vote.The resolution will allow CME, a consulting and engineering firm, to move forward with a study to redevelop the White Street municipal parking lot for the possible use of some of sort of multitiered parking deck for the downtown in the near future.The borough Planning Board and borough council had previously accepted and endorsed a preliminary study by CME that classified the parking lot as a property in need of redevelopment under a state statute that in some way would be for the borough’s benefit. The report also labeled the privately owned 55 West Front St. vacant lot also in need of redevelopment under the same state statute – a much more controversial decision.last_img read more

Gov’t nixes 2019 SEA Games hosting

first_imgThe Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will most likely be cancelled after the government withdrew its support and opted to just channel funds for rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi.Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez said Malacanang has approved of the decision to turn down the hosting in the light of conflict currently gripping the Mindanao city.ADVERTISEMENT Technically it was the Philippine Olympic Committee which has the authority to withdraw the hosting, but government support is an integral part of the endeavor specifically in the financial and logistical aspects.“Due to the current situation in Mindanao and the problem of terrorism and atrocities, we regret to inform you that we will no longer push through with the hosting of the biennial event,” said Ramirez in a presser Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It has been resolved that government resources to be focused in the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Mindanao specially Marawi,” he added.The country reportedly spent P500 million to stage the 2005 SEA Games in Manila and other key cities like Bacolod and Cebu. Most of the expenses were shouldered by the government through the PSC. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return The Philippines took over the 2019 hosting of the Games during the 2015 Singapore SEAG after original host Brunei begged off.POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., did not return calls for his comment.But sources inside the POC said it would be “not just an uphill climb but an up-Everest climb” for the Olympic body to stage the SEA Games without government support.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube San Beda turns back EAC for 2nd straight win Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Huskies fall to Fairview 6-4

first_imgScoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell (2), Anthony Ruggiero, and Shawn Wilson.The next game for Fort St. John comes on Tuesday night when they’ll host the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks. It was an ugly start for the Fort St. John Huskies in their game on Saturday night against the Fairview Flyers but to their credit they did what they could trying to battle back. After falling behind 4-0 in the first the Huskies steadily clawed back into the game at 4-3, but it wasn’t enough as they eventually lost 6-4.Despite falling short it was a good effort for the Huskies who didn’t look out of place in the game, and took a good step forward in trying to be a more physical hockey club.Assistant coach Todd Alexander said despite the early hiccups he was proud of the work put in by his team.- Advertisement -“They’re [Fairview] a hell of a hockey team and they capitalized on the opportunities we gave them in the first period but aside from that I thought our guys played really hard. There’s no moral victories in losing a hockey game by any means but we really don’t have anything to hang our heads about,” he said.Along with the physical aspects the Huskies also played a strong offensive game and had a number of chances to make the game closer than it was.“I think we had a lot more puck possession and zone time than they did. They had some possessions where the hemmed us in a little bit but overall we carried the majority of play. It was just one of those games where I thought that we deserved better but we came out on the losing end,”Advertisementlast_img read more

Three Fort St. John teens among the fastest in the world

first_imgAfter their trip across the continent, the trio are looking forward to hitting the 8th mile track at Northern Lights Raceway once again next Spring. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A trio of teenagers from Fort St. John are among the fastest drag racers in the world, and they don’t even have their Class 5 licenses yet.13 year-old Noah MacDonald, 14 year-old Kaelie Morton, and 17 year-old Ty Hollingshead were part of a group of a dozens racers from the Peace Region that travelled to Memphis, Tennessee at the end of October to compete at the World Finals at the Memphis International Raceway.Hollingshead was this year’s track champion in his age group at Northern Lights Raceway, while MacDonald and Morton took the top racer spots at drag strips in Prince George and Edmonton respectively. Hollingshead and Morton have both been racing for a number of years, while this was only MacDonald’s third year of drag racing.- Advertisement -In Memphis, the two boys were both competing against 126 other drivers in the Summit Super  Series, while Morton raced in the 24-racer Tournament of Champions.MacDonald made an early exit at the tournament after losing his first race, but said that the experience was still something he won’t soon forget. Hollingshead was about to out-drive his opponents for four rounds, and eventually placed tenth in the world.Meanwhile in the Tournament of Champions, Morton managed to make it all the way to the final race in her division. Both racers in the final ended up lighting the red light on the Christmas tree, but Morton ended up placing second due to a difference of dial in times.Advertisementlast_img read more

Northern Rockies to start developing Connectivity Strategy, public input needed

first_imgFrom now until March 2020, the Regional Municipality, assisted by TANex Engineering Corporation, will take a comprehensive look into connectivity within the region to better understand the unique needs and develop the roadmap for a connected future. Residents are encouraged to stay tuned and share their experiences. – Advertisement -Community engagement has begun and there will be important opportunities to participate coming up, including surveys, interviews, and workshops. Updates will be posted regularly to the Northern Rockies website and Facebook page. According to the Regional Municipality, the Strategy aims to improve internet speed and reliability in the region and will help guide connectivity-related decisions to achieve greater well-being and economic benefits derived from connectivity. FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has announced that it has started the development of a ‘Regional Connectivity Strategy’ as the starting point in a multi-step process.last_img read more

Napoli reject €100m bid for Koulibaly amid strong Manchester United interest

first_img smart causal Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? At the beginning of the summer, it was reported the Italians were expecting bids from Chelsea and Manchester United for the 26-year-old, following another sensational season for him in Serie A.However, it has been claimed by De Laurentiis that, as part of the deal which saw Jorginho and Maurizio Sarri head to London, the clubs agreed a ‘pact of non-aggression.’This was to mean that the Blues would not actively pursue other targets at the club or try to raid Naples for the likes of Elseid Hysaj and Koulibaly. REVEALED possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker who plays? RANKED center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Koulibaly could become the most expensive defender of all time Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Therefore, Italian outlets such as Gazzetta dello Sport speculate that it is Jose Mourinho’s United, who have submitted the monster bid for the Senegalese centre-back.It has recently emerged that United’s pursuit of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is not progressing as smoothly as hoped. Another factor which hints they could now be looking elsewhere.A bid of this size (if successful) would make Kalidou Koulibaly the most expensive defender in football history, eclipsing the £75 million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk. 1 deals Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won IN DEMAND Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that he rejected a bid worth €100m for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.However, while speaking to official radio station Kiss Kiss Napoli, he refrained from confirming which club submitted the offer. Latest Manchester United Newslast_img read more

Spartans finish with win over Anderson, headed to post season

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Spartans played themselves into a playoff berth Friday night with a 31-10 win at home over the Anderson Cubs to finish the regular season 3-3 in league play and 3-7 overall.The Spartans led from start to finish, but despite the final score the game was close through three quarters until Red Bluff broke it open in the final frame thanks to a sustained drive and a defensive score.The Cubs were stopped on their opening drive and the Spartans started at the Anderson 39, …last_img read more

Unilever SA in sunflower partnership

first_img9 May 2013Consumer goods firm Unilever South Africa has formed a sunflower farming partnership as part of its sustainable living plan and has successfully developed hybrid seeds, which are expected to reduce the country’s dependence on sunflower oil imports.“This project is currently under way in Limpopo province where almost 30 000 hectares of land is under sunflower crops and expected to yield 20% of Unilever’s oil requirements in South Africa,” Unilever said in a statement last week.The partnership involves a private group of farmers, verification company Control Unit and the Central Edible Oils Company, which has links to farmers, co-operatives and silo owners.The group of partners follow Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code, which is a framework to maintain soil fertility, enhance water fertility, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect biodiversity and improve the livelihoods of farmers and workers.It falls under the firm’s sustainable living plan, established in 2010 to drive the company’s growth while reducing its environmental footprint.It set a target of 100% sustainably sourced materials by 2020.Unilever also announced it is now sourcing 36% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, exceeding the 30% target set when the sustainable living plan was launched in 2010.“The initial assessments showed varying gaps against Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code, but through dedicated work between the Centrol Edible Oils Company and the farmers, every participant now meets or exceeds the sustainability criteria,” said Unilever South Africa’s chairperson, Marijn van Tiggelen.In addition to sunflower oil, palm oil was included in the firm’s plan for sustainable sourcing and Green Palm certificates were introduced in 2012.These certificates allow certified growers from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to convert their oil into certificates on the green palm market where manufacturers place offers and offset their physical oil with the equivalent amount of certificates.“The producer receives the full value of each certificate, enabling him to reinvest the premium and tackle the environmental and social issues created via palm oil production,” Van Tiggelen said.Further efforts to improve sustainability that have been identified as priority efforts by the company are reducing water use and enhancing development through job creation.“These are noble ambitions and we are not immune to their challenges, but they are underpinned by time-bound targets,” Van Tiggelen said. “While the company has made steady progress towards our goal in the second year, there remains much to do.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Matt Abrahams on Strategic Communication in Presentations and Sales – Episode 56

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeStrategic #communication has a goal it is driving toward ~ Matt AbrahamsClick To TweetHow to answer your prospect’s unanswered questions, on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:08 — 33.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSStrategic communication has long been an area of interest for Matt Abrahams, so much so that after leaving high school he decided to pursue degrees in communication. Fast forward to today and Matt can be found as a professor of communications at Stanford University and the author of a great new book, “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out.” On this episode of In The Arena Anthony Iannarino chats with Matt about the intricate dynamics that go into strategic communication and how sales professionals can learn some valuable skills to help their presentations have greater impact, resulting in more sales.A high school interest in #communication led to a professional career, on this episodeClick To TweetWhat does Matt mean when he talks about “strategic communication?”Communication is intended to make changes in situations and in relationships. But it’s not always organized or arranged in a way that enables those changes to happen. Matt Abrahams has found it helpful to speak of communication in terms of “strategic” communication: communication that is aimed at a very specific goal for the interaction. The goal for the conversation or interaction enables the preparation and the communication itself to be narrowly focused toward those ends and more effective in the long run. You will learn more about how to make your communication much more strategic in this great conversation.The role ambiguity plays in strategic communication.It may seem that anytime ambiguity is a part of the equation, good communication is not happening. But that’s not always the case. On this episode Matt Abrahams points out that in the event of a product or service offering that is not entirely developed, the promotional campaign will many times include intentional ambiguity in order to tease out the intrigue surrounding the product launch. It’s one way that ambiguity can play a major role in communication that is not only strategic, but effective as well. Learn how you can use the concept of ambiguity in your product or sales presentations, on this episode.How to speak in a more relevant way that compels your audience to action, on this episodeClick To TweetStart your presentation with this powerful question.Matt Abrahams has learned that the key component of any presentation is the underlying belief that the presentation is intended to serve those who are listening. In order to keep that vital fact in mind he recommends that everyone who is building or planning a presentation begin with the question in mind, “How will this presentation serve/help the people who hear it?” That one question enables the preparation to be done with razor sharp focus so that the real purpose of why it’s being created isn’t lost in the minutia of the planning. You’ll hear more valuable but simple insights like this during this great conversation.The “What, So What, Now What” structure for strategic communication.When organizing your next speech or sales presentation you might do well to follow Matt Abrahams’ favorite presentation structure – What, So What, Now What. It’s a way to ensure that you’re being clear about what you’re talking about, why it matters to your prospect or audience, and the specific action steps that you want to compel or motivate by the end of the presentation. This is just one of the many structures Matt outlines that can add greater degrees of effectiveness to your communication and persuasion to your close.Why speakers need to start preparation with a question and outline their talk using questionsClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s means of connecting with Matt. The backstory on Matt’s expertise in strategic communication. The use of ambiguity in communication: for good and bad. The outcomes that make communication strategic. Why speakers should start with a question and outline using questions. The What, So What, Now What structure for speakers and presenters. How to be more relevant and compel your audience to action. The power of stories in keeping people engaged and motivating action. The variety of structures that can be used to present effectively. Why every presentation is asking people to change. Matt’s advice for those who give speeches: memorize or not? Matt’s most current reading project. The most important book Matt has ever read. The people who have most influenced Matt’s thinking. The most important lesson Matt has learned in life. What Matt would be doing if he weren’t writing and teaching. What Matt hopes to be remembered for.Our or Email Kathy@TheGoGiver.comResources & Links mentioned in this episodeMatt’s website: www.BoldEcho.comwww.GSB.Standford.eduMatt on TwitterToastmastersMatt’s article from the Stanford Website14652904780316256579 1400064287 1400081882The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: read more