April 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/5/19 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 5, San Francisco 2Philadelphia 10, Minnesota 4Arizona 15, Boston 8AMERICAN LEAGUEChicago White Sox 10, Seattle 8Cleveland 3, Toronto 2Houston 3, Oakland 2L.A. Angels 3, Texas 1NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 10, Colorado 6San Diego 5, St. Louis 3Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 0Atlanta 4, Miami 0Milwaukee 13, Chicago Cubs 10NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 149, Atlanta 113Charlotte 113, Toronto 111San Antonio 129, Washington 112Oklahoma City 123, Detroit 110Minnesota 111, Miami 109Boston 117, Indiana 97Houston 120, N.Y. Knicks 96Memphis 122, Dallas 112Utah 119, Sacramento 98OT Phoenix 133, New Orleans 126Denver 119, Portland 110L.A. Lakers 122, L.A. Clippers 117Golden State 120, Cleveland 114NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 3, N.Y. Rangers 2Chicago 6, Dallas 1Anaheim 5, L.A. Kings 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERLos Angeles 2, Vancouver 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Heimdal is a field in the central part of the North Sea Equinor to use Heimdal beyond its original planned lifetime. (Credit: David Mark from Pixabay.) The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Equinor consent for life extensions for the Heimdal facility with associated pipelines and wells, until 1. January 2024.Consent has been granted based on documentation sent to us in relation to the application, previous audits and meeting with the operator.New technology and operating methods as well as measures to improve oil and gas recovery mean that licensees often want to keep existing facilities working past their retirement date.In many cases, continuing to use facilities beyond their design life makes socio-economic sense. But permitting such extensions at the expense of safety is not acceptable.Heimdal is a field in the central part of the North Sea. The water depth in the area is 120 metres. Heimdal was discovered in 1972, and the plan for development and operation (PDO) was approved in 1981. The field was developed with an integrated drilling, production and accommodation facility with a steel jacket (HMP1). Production started in 1985. Heimdal is now mainly used as a gas processing centre for other tied-in fields. Source: Company Press Release
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail We hope that today’s “Is It True” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE that the VenuWorks owned and City of Evansville subsidized team that plays hockey inside the Ford Center and known as the Evansville Thunderbolts is having a bad year when it comes to performance? …the win-loss record of the Thunderbolts is now 9 wins and 37 losses and the prospects for making the playoffs is out the window? …quite frankly the Thunderbolts are dead last in the semi-professional league that they play in and are suffering at the box office too?IS IT TRUE that a couple of days ago the highly respected journalist John Martin of the Evansville Courier and Press wrote an interesting article concerning the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team and the Indiana Firebirds-Evansville Arena Football team? IS IT TRUE that John Martin wrote, “that the Evansville Thunderbolts since their second season has been owned by VenuWorks, which is the entertainment company with a city contract to run the Ford Center”?IS IT TRUE that Scott Schoenike is employed by VenuWorks to run the Ford Center and the Evansville Thunderbolts? …that the Executive Director of the Ford Center Scott Schoneike told John Martin of the Courier and Press; “having a hockey team is important to the arena financially, even on nights when few people are there.” … when Mr. Martin asked Mr. Schoenike to provide the Courier and Press with the data related to the Evansville Thunderbolts hockey team expenses and revenues he declined several requests to do so? …that Mr. Schoenike also said; “those figures are blended with those of major concerts and other events at the arena”?IS IT TRUE we can guarantee that Mr. Martin’s requests for Mr. Schoenike to provide him with the data related to the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team expenses and revenue reports will be backed up by numerous “Freedom Of Information Requests” submitted to him and others on behalf of the Evansville Courier and Press?IS IT TRUE it seems appropriate that the City-County Observer reminds Mr. Schoneike that he or Venuworks don’t own the Ford Center but they are only the stewards of the public trust? …that the taxpayers of Evansville own the FORD CENTER? …the taxpayers of this community expect Venueworks to provide the Evansville Courier and Press a detailed and accurate accounting of the Thunderbolts financial activities during the last several years?IS IT TRUE since Mr. Schoneike publically stated that the Thunderbolts “financial figures are blended with those of major concerts and other events at the arena” it wouldn’t be a bad idea if the Evansville Courier and Press would also file a “Freedom Of Information Requests” for detailed accounting of every event held at the Ford Center over the last several years? …by doing so the public will be able to see what Mr. Schoneike meant when he stated that “those figures are blended with those of major concerts and other events” at the arena?IS IT TRUE that last year Scott Schoenike, the Executive Director of the Ford Center told the Courier and Press; “that he has been in conversations with several leagues during the past few years but waited for the right match.” that Schoenike also said; “that the city believe they have found one in the National Gridiron League”?IS IT TRUE that a lot of people are looking forward to watching Arena Football at the Ford Center?….we wonder why we haven’t seen any advanced marketing effort by the Ford Center in promoting the Evansville Indiana Firebirds first home game scheduled on April 12, 2019, at the Ford Center? …we are puzzled why this event isn’t even listed on the Ford Center upcoming events schedule?IS IT TRUE the Indiana Firebird Arena Football team has been touted as going to play their first home game in Ford Center on April 12, 2019? …that the Evansville Firebirds are scheduled to play in 5 weeks? They are currently advertising for players on INDEED with a wage of between $6,000 and $20,000 per year? …it is now alleged that team uniforms have been ordered and the extremely expensive artificial turf has now been ordered to go over the sheet of ice where the Evansville Thunderbolts play?…there is a Facebook page to keep you all up on the progress of Indiana Firebirds-Evansville arena football team in what may become the second coming of the Bluecats or Vipers?IS IT TRUE we have been told by reliable sources that several key staff members of the Indiana Firebirds-Evansville have recently left team employment because they haven’t been paid since they started working for the National Gridiron League? …we have also been told by reliable sources that several former employees of the Indiana Firebirds-Evansville and another National Gridiron League team former employees have retained the legal services of an attorney located in Lousiville, Kentucky?IS IT TRUE that our good friend Ronald Riecken is celebrating his 75th birthday today? …he enjoys snake and alligator hunting in the Everglades? …he is also well known as a water rat? …if you get a chance give “Everglades Ron” a 75 birthday shout?IS IT TRUE that the old beautiful home and grounds called The Rathbone that has served Evansville for many years as a retirement home has been sold and is about to undergo so very unnecessary changes that will not only degrade the property but the neighborhood it is in as well?…it has been deemed by some overlords that The Rathbone does not have enough parking places for the number of rooms it has and the beautiful parklike grounds are slated to be bulldozed down to put in concrete for parking places?…these are parking places that have never been needed and are not needed now to support the needs of the property?…it is our hope and desire that The Rathbone will be refurbished and updated but that the beautiful grounds should be allowed to remain the same parklike setting that it always has been?…those who like urban green spaces should let the people who run the City of Evansville and the new ownership that the best part of The Rathbone is its grounds?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Indiana Firebird-Evansville arena football team will play their first home game at the Ford Center on April 12, 2019?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.
DEED RESTRICTIONS ON CRAWLSPACES:Council gave final approval to removing a deed restriction requirement reminding buyers that ground-level crawlspaces cannot be used as habitable space.Because so many, homes were being elevated after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Ocean City passed an ordinance requiring sellers to have the deed restrictions added. The vote removes the requirement for deed restrictions (but keep the use restriction). The deed restriction requirement was “onerous and really not necessary,” City Solicitor Dottie McCrosson said. It added time and expense to home sales, even though the use is still subject to enforcement by the zoning office.Zoning Board Chairman James Houck wrote a letter recommending the board keep the deed restriction because the board has seen post-construction variance applications for work that’s already been done on ground-level spaces.Ocean City resident Georgina Shanley also argued for keeping the deed restriction. She said had to create the deed restriction after her home was recently elevated.“It’s just $50 and a very simple form,” she said. “It’s not any big deal.”Councilman Pete Guinosso sided with Houck and cast the dissenting vote in a 6-1 tally.SUPER FRESH TEMPORARY CLOSING: Council Antwan McClellan said he is working the city and with Acme owners to learn more about a possible temporary closing of the Super Fresh supermarket on the 800 block of West Avenue. Acme recently purchased the store and may make renovations that require the store to close. McClellan said he would work to provide transportation for families that rely on being able to walk to the store to purchase food.ALLEY IMPROVEMENTS: Council voted to go out to bid for milling and repaving the following alleys:Wesley/Ocean: 1st to 2nd streetsAsbury/Central: 3rd to 4th streetsWest/Asbury: 10th to 11th streetsAsbury/Central: 54th to 55th streetsAsbury/Central: 55th to 56th streetsHEALTHY LIVING COUNCIL: Council changed the name of the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to the Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Council.SAND HAULING: Council voted to seek bids from companies that can haul sand from the beach south of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to any area of beach that needs emergency repair.UNDERGROUND FUEL TANK REMEDIATION: Council voted to award a professional services contract with the engineering firm Adams, Rehmann and Heggan to design plans and specifications to remediate underground fuel tanks at the city’s Fleet Maintenance Building on the 1100 block of Haven Avenue.NORTH END PUMPING STATION: Council voted to award at $118,400 contract to Paulus, Sokolowski and Sarto for additional design services for the North End Pumping Station that will be designed to relieve flooding between 2nd Street and 8th Street from West Avenue to the bay. Councilman Antwan McClellan said he is working to plan a neighborhood meeting on the project.MEET AND GREET ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES: Councilman Mike DeVlieger said he is planning a “party-neutral” informal meet-and-greet with the four candidates (two Republicans and two Democrats) for the state Assembly. The event is 6 p.m. Sunday at Arlene’s on Asbury (624 Asbury Avenue) and all are welcome to attend.FOURTH WARD MEETING: Councilman Pete Guinosso said he plans a Fourth Ward meeting 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at Our Lady of Good Counsel church at 40th Street and Asbury Avenue. All are welcome to attend. The Super Fresh grocery store at Eighth Street and West Avenue in Ocean City, N.J., was purchased by ACME and may temporarily close later this fall.City Council on Thursday unanimously approved the first reading of a ban on the use of drones in Ocean City. But here are some other items that might be of interest.
Lorde is currently on tour with Run The Jewels, playing stadiums nationwide. Last night brought the tour to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. Performing surprise live covers in Toronto (Drake‘s “Shot For Me”), Chicago (Kanye West‘s “Love Lockdown”), and Milwaukee (Frank Ocean‘s “Solo”), the pop starlet took the opportunity to cover fellow female rocker St. Vincent for an appropriate “New York” in New York.Producer Jack Antonoff joined the New Zealand pop artist on stage with an acoustic guitar for the MASSEDUCTION cover, transitioning into “Hard Feelings” from Lorde’s 2017 Melodrama, which Antonoff helped produce.Watch Lorde and Jack Antonoff perform St. Vincent’s “New York” and Melodrama‘s “Hard Feelings” in the fan-shot video below.[Photo: NYYankeeGirl][H/T CoS]
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: CDCMAYVILLE – Public health officials in Chautauqua County say the number of residents under isolation or some type of quarantine continue to rise.During Thursday’s update, the Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response team reported there were no new positive tests today. Although, they say they are not aware of the exact number of tests awaiting results because tests are being performed at a variety of sites.So far, the county has recorded 53 negative lab reports.“The large number of negative results is a positive sign that community mitigation strategies are working,” officials said. “Your efforts are paying off, keep practicing social distancing and everyday precautions to decrease the spread of illness.” From the beginning, the county has said its goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety.Public health nurses conduct epidemiologic investigations per public health standards and in conjunction with NYSDOH epidemiologists to determine who may have been exposed to an individual confirmed by lab testing to have COVID-19.“In all three of the confirmed cases in Chautauqua County to date, the individual and all household contacts were identified and ordered in mandatory quarantine and all proximal contacts were identified and ordered into precautionary quarantine,” said officials. “If a broader potential exposure would have been identified, it would have been publicized.”Isolation and quarantine orders by the public health director are as follows:Mandatory Quarantine*: 11*confirmed positive COVID-19 case or a household contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 casePrecautionary Quarantine*: 25*travel history to CDC level 3 country or proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.Mandatory Isolation*: 46* symptomatic of COVID-19 and pending COVID-19 lab testNursing homes, long-term care facilities, local hospitals, the federally qualified health center, and local physician practices in Chautauqua County are active partners and have been taking steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to COVID-19. Their comprehensive response plans include plans for:Rapid identification and management of ill residents and patientsConsiderations for visitors and staffSupplies and resourcesEducation and trainingSurge capacity for staffing and equipment and suppliesSick leave policiesThese critically important providers of healthcare services need your help. It is imperative that everyone abide by their visitation restrictions. Avoid visiting those most at risk; call instead.“The ONLY way we can protect our community and healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed with illness as a result of the novel coronavirus is to avoid being exposed to the virus,” said officials. “People at high-risk for severe illness include people aged 65 years and older; in a nursing home or long-term care facility; with high risk conditions – diabetes, chronic heart /lung / renal disease; who are immunocompromised; who are pregnant.”Health officials ask the community to understand that our actions will help stop the spread of the virus. Keep those most vulnerable safe.Cancel all group activitiesHave supplies and medications on hand to minimize going outTake everyday precautionsClean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer that contains as least 605 Alcohol if soap and water are not available.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Put distance between yourself and others – at least 6 feet.Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue. Throw the used tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.Stay home if you are sickCall your healthcare provider if your symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, cough) worsenIndividuals with questions or concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) or travel related questions are encouraged to call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065.For locally-specific information, County residents may also contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-866-604-6789 during normal business hours.
So I’m deep in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington right now which is about as far away from my home as you can get and still be in the continental U.S. For all you fanboys out there, this is Twilight country. Teenage vampires and lots of rain. The forest looks a lot like the Southern Appalachians, only bigger. The ferns are the size of cars, the trees are as big around as a house. Even the four leaf clovers are massive. But in a lot of ways it feels like home. Mostly because I’ve spent my days riding bikes, paddling and drinking beer, just like back home. I had the chance to paddle a chunk of Lake Crescent in a paper boat. Ok, it’s not made of paper. It’s called Oru Kayaks, and it’s actually made of foldable plastic, so you can fold it down into a box about the size of a crash pad, slide it into a backpack and hike it wherever you want, then unfold it and crease it into a kayak (like origami). Even if you don’t want to hike with the thing, it folds down so small that storage and transporting it to the lake or beach is a cinch. Imagine the ease of an inflatable and the performance of a hard boat. That’s what you get with an Oru. It’s badass. It’s important that the boat be badass because I’m not a badass paddler. An hour into the paddle, my shoulders are sore and I’m worn out. There’s something comforting about sucking at something on both sides of the country. It’s familiar, like finding a McDonalds in Asia. Sucky, but familiar. As for the lake, Crescent sits just inside Olympic National Park, a massive clear lake, surrounded by steep, lush green peaks. It’s an odd shade of blue, like the color of Gatorade Fierce. I paddled to rock beaches, swung on rope swings and peeped tall waterfalls way up on the slopes above. I might not have been paddling fast, or efficiently, but that didn’t make it any less fun. After the paddling, there was beer, mostly from Seattle. An Amber from Two Beers Brewing Company. An IPA from Pike Brewing. The adventure is great, the beer is great. Just like back home.
As they blasted Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf for his bank’s unfolding financial scandal, members of the House Financial Services Committee said Thursday they have expanded their probe to include financial regulators and possibly the banking industry as a whole.Committee ranking Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) went one step further, calling for Wells Fargo to be broken up.“It is too big to manage,” she said.“This is the beginning of our investigation,” House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said at the start of the committee hearing. “It is not the end.”“It is impossible at this time, based on the information we have, to draw firm conclusions about the performance of our regulators, but all this does raise serious questions,” he continued. “Maybe our Federal regulators deserve a pat on the back; but maybe they deserve a swift kick on the backside. We’ll find out which.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We never think it will happen to us, that a cyberattack like February’s credit union phishing campaign will be successful. But what if is? By now, you are probably aware that NCUA Part 748 Appendix A requires credit unions have a data breach incident response plan. But before you author or update your organization’s cyber crisis management plan, consider the steps of an incident response.Step 1: Attorney-Client PrivilegeData breaches may result in litigation against the credit union. Communication with an attorney for the purpose of obtaining legal advice regarding the incident is privileged, meaning it is generally not discoverable during litigation. Attorney-client privilege, afforded by the courts so that clients may speak freely with their counsel, is important when dealing with potential data breaches. Be sure to train your team on how it works and when it applies, and review and implement it in each incident response. continue reading »
The end of the traffic collapse in Split is looming, with a large infrastructure project connecting the Airport and Ferry Port in Split, which will certainly revive Split. In the train that left Kaštel Stari for the city port of Split with a stop in Kopilica, two contracts were signed which are a precondition for relieving the traffic in the City Port of Split and its approaches.These are the Land Lease Agreement between the City of Split and HŽ Infrastruktura and the agreement with HŽ Cargo. On that occasion, the project of connecting Split Airport with the City of Split and the development of the intermodal hub of the new Split main station in Kopilica was presented, and the strategic project was adopted by the Government at a session held in Split this year.”Signed contracts allow us to rent a space in Kopilica where we will realize a temporary bus and train station”Said Mayor Andro Krstulović Opara and added that for this purpose, four million kuna has been proposed in the Budget for next year.Kopilica from next summer, the new traffic center of SplitThus, as early as next summer, Kopilica will be connected by train with the city port, which will run every 15 minutes, in January 2019 according to the plan.Otherwise, the full profile of this line will be from Split Airport, where it is necessary to upgrade another six kilometers of railway to the airport, while a temporary bus station with 19 platforms and a railway station will be built in Kopilica, four parking lots will be arranged, of which one intended for buses, mainly tourist buses. In the following period, another railway station will be built on the Square of the Croatian Fraternal Union. The budget for next year envisages four million kuna for this phase of the project. It is planned to apply for EU funds for the permanent project of relocating the bus and railway station.This year alone, more than three million passengers will pass through Split Airport, while the Ferry Port reached the number of almost 5,5 million passengers in September. So, it is about 9 million people who will have a much better connection between the Ferry and the Airport this way. Also, the citizens of Kaštela, Trogir and Solin should definitely be taken into account, who will use this line every day with a connection to the center of Split.This project should have been realized at least 10 years ago, if not much earlier, to think about the strategic development of the city as well as tourism, but better late than never.