Ocean City Approves Study of Street Flooding Between 26th and 34th Streets

first_imgBarricades block access to Simpson and Haven avenues at 32nd Street in Ocean City — a common precaution in many storms each year.City Council voted unanimously Thursday to award a $44,720 contract for an engineering study of one of Ocean City’s most flood-prone neighborhoods.Before summer, Michael Baker International Company will provide recommendations for remediating drainage problems in the low-elevation area bounded by 26th and 34th streets, West Avenue and Bay Avenue.The city has included the area in a capital plan that commits $29 million to road a drainage improvements over the next five years.The resolution passed with little fanfare — two weeks after it was tabled at the last City Council meeting.“I don’t want to hold this up,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said.He asked for assurances from the city administration that studies of other flood-prone areas (including the blocks near 15th and Haven, and 10th Street to 12th Street on Haven, and 24th Street and Haven) be studied within a reasonable period of time.“I’m confident we’ll get some proper engineering studies done in short order,” Council President Tony Wilson said.Wilson and Hartzell said they had met earlier this week with members of the O.C. Flooding Subcommittee of Fairness in Taxes who have been pushing for a comprehensive plan to address all of Ocean City’s flooding and drainage issues.Fairness in Taxes President Michael Hinchman was the only person to speak in public comment. He urged City Council to seek firm dates for the completion of drainage studies in other areas of town. He also asked the city to at least start work now on the permitting process for a potential bulkhead surrounding a flood-prone area near 50th Street and Haven Avenue.The engineering work approved on Thursday will include field visits, a review of existing conditions, preparation of a report (including estimated costs, design schedules, permitting requirements), presentation of recommendations to the public and project management.Baker is the same firm that met with neighbors, conducted a study and made recommendations for improvements in the nearby Merion Park neighborhood, where a comprehensive drainage project that included pumping stations was recently completed.The new project area sits in a low-lying corridor that includes Haven and Simpson avenues and routinely floods — not only in storms and tidal events, but in heavy rain and even on sunny days (with tidal waters flowing backwards through the storm drain system).Sign up for free breaking news updates from Ocean City.Get Ocean City updates in your Facebook news feed. “Like” us.last_img read more

Welsh bakery investigates van speeding incident

first_imgWrexham’s Village Bakery has launched an internal investigation, after a video was released online filming one of its vans allegedly speeding.The footage shows a Village Bakery van driving on the A550 in Flintshire, where it appears to be travelling at 75mph in a 40mph zone.The bakery quickly took action and announced on social media: “We have launched a full investigation into this incident, as we take the actions and behaviours of our drivers very seriously.”The bakery also said that it was unclear when the video was filmed. Village Bakery managing director Robin Jones said: “We are investigating it and, at this moment in time, that is all we can do about it. We will be stressing to all our drivers the importance of driving safely and within the speed limit.”The video was published on local news site, Wrexham.com, which said it was told the film was taken on the way from Hope, where the limit goes from 60mph, down to 40mph and then 30mph. It was also told that the video was provided to the person who uploaded it to Twitter, and was apparently filmed from the back seat.Earlier this month the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall officially opened a new £4m Baking Academy and Innovation Centre built by the Village Bakery.The family firm celebrated its 80th anniversary last year and now employs around 400 people. It was named Wales’ fastest-growing company in 2013 and the fastest-growing manufacturer last year.The video uploaded by Wrexham.com can be seen here:last_img read more

WPIAL championships set for Heinz Field

first_imgClass AAA—Hopewell (12-0) vs. West Allegheny (10-2)—5 p.m. Hopewell will be led by running back Rushel Shell, who has rushed for more than 2,000 yards this season. He will go against West Allegheny’s junior tailback Mike Caputo who led the Indians to a 28-21 victory over the defending state champs Thomas Jefferson in a legendary 257-yard performance.Class AA—Aliquippa (11-1) vs. Greensburg Central Catholic (10-2)—1:30 p.m. The Quips are coming off a 17-10 victory over their archrivals, Beaver Falls, to return to the title game for a second consecutive season. Greensburg Central Catholic looks to avenge its 32-14 loss to Aliquippa in last year’s quarterfinals.Class A—Rochester (12-0) vs. Clairton (11-1)—10:30 a.m. This will be the first time that these two powerhouses will do battle this season. Rochester is seeking revenge since missing the title game by losing to Clairton in last year’s semifinal game. The Bears will return to Heinz, where they were crowned champs one year ago. GATORS ADVANCE —Gateway’s Dayonne Nunley returns a kickoff for a touchdown against North Hills in the WPIAL AAAA semifinal game at Fox Chapel High School Nov. 20. Gateway defeated North Hills 42-20 to advance to the WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field. The WPIAL finals are set and eight teams around the area will face-off Nov. 27, at Heinz Field. Listed below are the games and times. Class AAAA—Gateway (12-0) vs. Woodland Hills (11-1)—8 p.m. Gateway’s last loss was to Bethel Park in this very game last year. They will look to redeem themselves this season against the Wolverines who are undefeated against WPIAL teams this season.last_img read more

Greene Realty Group Welcomes Olympia Native Cathy Mah

first_imgSubmitted by Greene Realty GroupGreene Realty Group is proud to welcome Cathy Mah.Cathy is uniquely qualified to represent you.  A native Olympian, she knows the Thurston County community in ways far beyond your typical market analysis.Cathy has witnessed the community grow and transform from a small town centered around the State Capitol, where she once worked, into an expansive and diverse community that includes our military, higher education, healthcare, and tribal enterprises.  She understands what brings people to the area and the homes that keep people here.Cathy has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sector as the assistant to financial CEO’s, running non-profit entities, and as the office manager for the Visitor and Convention Bureau.  Everyone, from longtime residents to first time visitors to the community, recognize that Cathy is someone you can count on to be successful in Thurston County.  She pays attention to the details so that you can focus on the big decisions.Cathy and her husband, former Olympia Mayor Doug Mah, raised their daughter in Olympia.  As a parent, she understands the important considerations families must place on schools.   Cathy stays connected to the local schools through her work on the Olympia School District Education Foundation, helping to ensure all kids get the assistance they need to succeed.  She understands what families look for and the reasons why they fall in love with our neighborhoods here in Thurston County.Home buyers and sellers expect their Realtor to understand their needs, be knowledgeable of the market, and close the deal.  More importantly, you expect your Realtor to provide exceptional service, focus, and dedication.  You can count on Cathy to do this.Cathy Mah looks forward to working with you and is confident you’ll be pleased with the outcome. Facebook52Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Reel Adventures Fishing Report

first_imgReel Adventures Fishing Charters Fishing ReportBy Kerry ReedKootenay Lake: It’s happening. This is my favorite time of the year for fishing Kootenay Lake.The water temperature has finally dropped to that perfect number and yes, the fish are feeding well.  At the beginning of October, the fish were scattered throughout the water column, but now they seem to have all reached the surface.Rainbow trout up to 27 pounds are being caught lately, with lots of fish in the 20-pound range.In fact, we had three fish over 20 pounds in our boat in a matter of a week.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these big fish, but now it was worth the wait.  Also there is a fair number of Bull trout being caught lately in the 15-pound range. We’ve been catching lots of fish between five to 15 pounds.  It seems that there is definitely a distinct feeding time for these fish each day.  A lot of times we’ve had one fish on, and another fish hits the other rods. So, it makes for an exciting time. Here’s an example of some of the excitement:  Recently I was out with a group of four people.  Once we got the lines in the water, it was only a matter of minutes.  “Fish on, ” I yelled.  As the line was screaming out, we all stood back and enjoyed the fight.  After about three minutes of fighting this brute, the fish spit the hook.  Good start anyways.  Another couple minutes pass and a second rod starts screaming out.  Another big fish on,  While we were fighting that fish, I slowed the boat down a little.  Just as the boat slowed, the third rod starts screaming.  A true “Double Header.”We managed to land the second fish and get a quick photo before releasing it, just in time to net the third fish and get a photo and release it. Both Rainbows were well over 10 pounds, as well as the first one that we lost.  Such a great start to the day. About 10 minutes go by and guess what…another screamer!!  We fought that fish for about five minutes and then the hook came free.  We caught two more smaller fish before noon, then an afternoon lull in the action.  It was nice to actually have a break.  We had lunch on the boat and continued to fish. About three hours went by until the afternoon bite came on.  It was another big Rainbow to the boat and a couple smaller ones. What a great day on the water.  Just an example of what one day on the boat can bring. The best of the best Well, it’s different every day depending on the weather conditions and water conditions. On the calm days, we are using the usual Lyman Plugs on the surface or downrigger.  And on the windy days, we are using the usual Bucktail Flies on the surface.  Stick with the rule of thumb for colors.  On bright days use brighter colors and on the cloudy days, use darker colors.Black and white has been really good on the overcast days. Also managing to get both Rainbows and Bull Trout on the flasher/hoochie combo on the downriggers. All in all, October was a great month of fishing and November/December should only get better and better. Looking forward to more great fish as winter approaches. Tight lines…………………..last_img read more

Clark, Belangel, Sotto lift Team Hustle in NBTC All-Star

first_img76ers rout Magic for fifth straight win Clark, who represented Filam Sports USA, was all over the game with 13 points, seven boards, six assists, and three steals to be adjudged as the All-Star MVP.Belangel topscored for Cherifer Hustle with 16 markers, while Sotto put up 15 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s really an honor for me. Just like what I told my players, we always honor the people that open the doors for us,” said Robinson. “We leave a legacy for the kids that are gonna follow them. It’s exciting to see them and be a part of their careers.”Cherifer Hustle was holding on to a close 84-80 lead in the last four minutes before NU Bullpup Terrence Fortea’s triple triggered the decisive run capped off by another three from Belangel to make it an 11-point lead, 93-82 with 2:18 remaining. Also joining the trio in Cherifer Hustle were Will Gozum, Miguel Oczon, RJ Abarrientos, Matthew Daves, Mac Guadana, Rhayyan Amsali, CJ Cansino, Alex Visser, Cooper McLaughlin, Joem Sabandal, and Harvey Pagsanjan.“Everybody really wanted to contribute, that’s how we honor the game, by giving our best, playing the right way,” said Robinson.Dave Ildefonso paced Cherifer Heart with 15 points and four rebounds, while Green wound up with 11.They were joined by John Galinato, L-Jay Gonzales, Brandon Wilson, Joel Cagulangan, Warren Bonifacio, Joshua Yerro, Aaron Fermin, Raven Cortez, Maui Cruz, Clint Escamis, Beirn Laurente, Inand Fornillos, and Taine Davis.Meanwhile, Raphael Dimayuga of La Salle-Lipa came up big in the clutch for the Kiefer Ravena-coached Team Cherifer Dedication as it slipped past the Jeron Teng-mentored Team Cherifer Passion, 91-89, in the 2018 Darlington Division 2 All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Division 2 All-Star Game:CHERIFER DEDICATION 91 — Dimayuga 20, Algire 14, Famaranco 14, Barrera 10, Del Rosario 7, Cruz 6, Gomez 6, Untalan 5, Tolentino 4, Ong 2, Pagcu 2, Lazarte 1, Garcia 0, Javier 0, Liu 0.CHERIFER PASSION 89 — Angcap 16, Barranco 13, Alarcon 8, Doromal 8, Janao 8, Abila 6, Pinero 6, Platon 6, Castisimo 4, Ocancas 4, Santos 4, Pepito 3, Sablaon 3, Halasan 0, Itao 0.Quarters: 18-20, 34-40, 63-68, 91-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dimayuga drilled the huge triple with 1:21 remaining, before Ryan Cruz of Bacolod Tay Tung High School followed up with the go-ahead bucket to swing the lead in favor of Cherifer Dedication, 90-89, with 29 seconds remaining.James Barrera could only settle for a split with 1.4 seconds remaining to give his side the two-point lead, keeping the door alive for Cherifer Passion, but Harold Alarcon muffed his potential game-winning triple at the buzzer.Dimayuga paced Cherifer Dedication with 20 points and three rebounds to be named as the All-Star MVP.Shawn Algire of St. Benilde International School Calamba poured 14 markers and five boards, Janwell Famaranco of Hercor College of Roxas got 14 points and six rebounds, and Barrera, also of Bacolod Tay Tung, tallied 10 markers and 14 boards in the win.Marc Angcap of University of Luzon-Dagupan led Cherifer Passion with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Kevin Barranco of St. Robert’s International School Ilo-ilo got 13 markers.The Scores:Division 1 All-Star Game:CHERIFER HUSTLE 99 — Belangel 16, Sotto 15, Clark 13, Gozum 13, Fortea 10, Oczon 4, Abarrientos 4, Amsali 4, Davis 4, Guadaña 4, Cansino 3, McLaughlin 2, Pagsanjan 2, Sabandal 2, Visser 2.CHERIFER HEART 91 — Galinato 15, Ildefonso 15, Gonzales 12, Green 11, Wilson 9, Cagulangan 7, Bonifacio 6, Fermin 6, Yerro 6, Cortez 2, Cruz 2, Davis 0, Escamis 0, Fornilos 0, Laurente 0.Quarters: 18-18, 38-40, 67-63, 99-91. 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Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFil-Am guard Kihei Clark, Ateneo playmaker SJ Belangel, and teen prodigy Kai Sotto lifted Team Cherifer Hustle in a thrilling 99-91 win over Team Cherifer Heart in the 2018 Darlington NBTC Division 1 All-Star Game Friday at Mall of Arena.The trio were sensational for the Topex Robinson-mentored crew as they toppled the Chris Gavina-coached squad bannered by Fil-Am high-flyer Jalen Green.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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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9/11 mastermind confesses

first_imgWASHINGTON – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon. “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement read during the session, which was held last Saturday. The transcripts also refer to a claim by Mohammed that he was tortured by the CIA, although he said he was not under duress when he confessed to his role in the attacks. In a chilling list of attacks – some of which were carried out, some not – Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing and training others for plots ranging from the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes. “Is any statement that you made, was it because of this treatment, to use your word, you claim torture,” the colonel asked. “Do you make any statements because of that?” Portions of Mohammed’s response were deleted from the transcript, and his immediate answer was unclear. He later said his confession read at the hearing to the long list of attacks was given without any pressure, threats or duress. The colonel said that Mohammed’s torture allegations would be “reported for any investigation that may be appropriate” and also would be taken into account in consideration of his enemy combatant status. The Pentagon also released transcripts of the hearings of Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi Binalshibh, though Binalshibh refused to attend his session. Binalshibh, a Yemeni, is suspected of helping Mohammed with the Sept. 11, 2001, attack plan and is also linked to a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London’s Heathrow Airport. Al-Libi is a Libyan who reportedly masterminded two bombings 11 days apart in Pakistan in December 2003 that targeted President Pervez Musharraf for his support of the U.S.-led war on terror. The hearings, which began last Friday, are being conducted in secret by the military as it tries to determine whether 14 alleged terrorist leaders should be declared “enemy combatants” who can be held indefinitely and prosecuted by military tribunals. Hearings for six of the 14 have already been held. The military is not allowing reporters to attend the sessions and is limiting the information it provides about them, arguing that it wants to prevent sensitive information from being disclosed. The 14 were moved in September from a secret CIA prison network to the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, where about 385 men are being held on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He said he was involved in planning the 2002 bombing of a Kenya beach resort frequented by Israelis and the failed missile attack on an Israeli passenger jet after it took off from Mombasa, Kenya. He also said he was responsible for the bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia. In 2002, 202 were killed when two Bali nightclubs were bombed. Other plots he said he was responsible for included planned attacks against the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Empire State Building and New York Stock Exchange, the Panama Canal and Big Ben and Heathrow Airport in London – none of which occurred. He also said he was involved in planning assassination attempts against former Presidents Carter and Clinton, attacks on U.S. nuclear power plants and suspension bridges in New York, the destruction of American and Israeli embassies in Asia and Australia, attacks on American naval vessels and oil tankers around the world and an attempt to destroy an oil company he said was owned by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Sumatra, Indonesia. In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 28 individual attacks. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which blacked out some of his remarks. Mohammed also claimed he was tortured by the CIA after his capture in 2003, according to an exchange he had with the military colonel who heads the three-member panel that heard his case. last_img read more

Selfhealing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water

first_img(Phys.org)—Currently one of the most efficient ways to store solar energy is to transfer the energy to catalysts that split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then the hydrogen can either be used as a fuel or later recombined with oxygen to produce water and release electricity when needed. Explore further However, one of the problems with using water to store solar energy is that the catalysts are made of earth-abundant elements (such as manganese, cobalt, and nickel) that corrode in water with a neutral pH. To address this problem, researchers have designed self-healing catalysts that can regenerate themselves in the presence of other elements, such as negatively charged phosphate or borate ions. One of the remarkable features of the self-healing catalysts is that, as long as they are operating, there is no limit to the number of times that they can heal themselves.Now in a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, two of the researchers who have developed the self-healing catalyst, Cyrille Costentin at Paris Diderot University and Daniel G. Nocera at Harvard University, have investigated how this process works at a more detailed level.”This paper provides a quantitative model for self-healing,” Nocera told Phys.org. “It actually extends beyond energy and provides a roadmap for the design of any self-healing catalyst. The rule set is self-assembly and catalysis. If the energy input for operation of the catalyst is greater than that for self-assembly, then the catalyst should be self-healing. So the principles developed in this paper are general.”As the researchers show in their work, a catalyst can self-heal if the self-healing process requires less energy than that needed for normal catalyst operation. A simple way to control the self-healing process is to adjust the pH of the solution, since the amount of energy required for these two processes depends on the pH. The researchers show that there is a critical pH “zone of self-healing” that depends on various factors, in particular the geometry of the water-splitting cell and the phosphate or borate buffer concentration. Fortunately for practical applications, the researchers show that self-healing can occur over a wide range of pH values, including at a neutral pH for typical cell geometries and buffer concentrations, which allows for most natural water sources to be used to store solar energy. Since much of the future demand for renewable energy is expected to come from low-income, developing countries, the ability to use local natural water sources instead of pure water for storing solar energy will offer a big advantage for implementing the technology cost-effectively and on a large scale. The researchers plan to work toward this goal in the future.”The next stage is prototyping,” Nocera said. “We are using this catalyst in conjunction with CO2 and N2 fixing bacteria (papers from our group in Science in 2016 and PNAS in 2017) to make liquid fuels and fertilizer, renewably (using only air, water, and sunlight as inputs). These prototypes are currently being developed in India at this time.” , Science More information: Cyrille Costentin and Daniel G. Nocera. “Self-healing catalysis in water.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711836114 Scientists produce robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen Citation: Self-healing catalysts make it easier to store solar energy with water (2017, September 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-self-healing-catalysts-easier-solar-energy.html The self-assembly pathway used for self-healing catalysts. Credit: Costentin et al. ©2017 PNAS © 2017 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more