Cledous Morgan March 8, 1929 – April 25, 2020

first_imgCledous Morgan, age 91 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away peacefully at home Saturday, April 25, 2020. Born March 8, 1929 in Clay County, Kentucky the daughter of McKinley and Virgie (May) Scott.Cledous married Charles Morgan September 9, 1950 in Kentucky.Cledous is survived by her children Cheryl McConnell, Brenda (Robert) Damico and Daryl (Peggy) Morgan. Grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 16 and great great grandmother of one.Preceded in death by her parents McKinley and Virgie Scott, husband Charles Morgan, brother Clifford Scott and granddaughter Destiny Damico.Visitation will be held Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. Private funeral services will be held for the family with Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel cemetery.Memorials may be directed to Drewersburg Fire & EMS c/o the funeral Home.last_img read more

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RFH Looks Into Replacing Wooden Grandstand

first_imgBy Christina JohnsonRUMSON – Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School officials say it’s time to say goodbye to the home team’s aging wooden grandstand, and replace it with a new aluminum one.The district is seeking bids to build a new stadium seating system and press box at Two River Times Field behind the high school at 74 Ridge Road.“It’s not an issue of safety; it’s not going anywhere,” said Superintendent Pete Righi. Instead, he said it’s more about solving the cyclical problem of replacing the weatherboards about every 10 to 15 years. It’s time again.“All you need to do is sit on them – they are splintering. The wood is cracking, the wood is getting beat up. It probably is a safety issue as far as splinters go,” he said, with a worried laugh.Business administrator Frank Gripp said the grandstand replacement is part of the district’s long-range plan for improvements but not necessarily “a must-do” item this year. The exterior brick-and-block exterior encasing the seating system, probably installed in the 1940s, will also be replaced with a similar style that can be utilized for storage.Looking through the side window of the Press Box, which will also be part of the upgrade plan.The new press box will have sections for the coaching staffs of the home and visiting team, separated by an announcer’s booth. There will also be a coaches’ platform on the roof so the team leaders can have a bird’s eye view of the turf field. The sound system will not be replaced.At this time, the district is not looking to replace the visitor’s wooden grandstand across the turf field. The seating was replaced in 2008 and is not in need of repair, said officials.Outside of athletic events, the school has also held graduations and occasional community fairs at the venue.Gripp acknowledged that soft wooden floor, steps and purple benches have been a distinctive tradition at RFH’s Borden Stadium for many years. “But we’re at the point now where nostalgia is getting very expensive,” he said.last_img read more

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Will Offshore Wind Farms Come Near Bayshore Region?

first_img“Today we have taken another important step forward into our 100 percent clean energy future,” said Joseph L. Fiordaliso, NJBPU president. “With today’s award of 1,100 MW of offshore wind, a safer, healthier future for New Jersey is looking brighter and closer than ever.” The lease on a Raritan Bay site was signed in March 2017 by the Norwegian organization Equinor, which proposes a pizza-slice-shaped wind farm on 80,000 acres of federal waters. The tip of the slice is located 19.5 miles off the coast of Sandy Hook and 14 miles away from Jones Inlet on Long Island. Clean Ocean Action executive director Cindy Zipf said Murphy’s goal is one worth pursuing, but only if projects in coastal waters are done responsibly. Ørsted anticipates construction will begin in 2022 or 2023. The first power would be produced and circulated in 2024 in cooperation with PSEG Power. In a media release, the Murphy administration said the Ørsted project, titled Ocean Wind, is expected to power an estimated 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits, in addition to creating an estimated 15,000 jobs over the life of the project. Through a recent announcement, Atlantic Highlands environmental commission chair Jim Krauss said he believes it was six years in the making. “We spent a day at Monmouth University explaining to these federal officials where people were fishing, sailing, surfing, etc.,” Krauss said. “They were trying to determine where they could put this wind farm so it wouldn’t conflict with any of the ocean users.” In June the administration of Gov. Phil Murphy made a splash at the shore when the state board of public utilities approved a $1.6 billion wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Krauss said the officialshe spoke to were veryconcerned about projectsnegatively impacting thestate’s multibillion dollartourism and commercialfishing industries. Krauss said six years ago he and other environmental stewards, maritime professionals and recreational fishing leaders participated in a study led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. center_img Preceding this announcement was the May launch of the New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry, which allows companies, technical professionals and contractors to indicate their interest and offer their abilities to supply components and services for the offshore wind projects in New Jersey’s coastal waters and along the entire Eastern Seaboard. Murphy called the board of public utilities announcement “historic” and said it will “revolutionize the offshore wind industry in New Jersey and along the entire East Coast.” Local environmental officials say the rippling waves of that announcement could soon be felt in the Bayshore region, with two additional rounds of wind farm application approvals to come in the next three years and a site situated near Sandy Hook and New York already eyed for development. New Jersey Economic Development Agency CEO Tim Sullivan said the Ørsted project and the creation of the registry “represent a major milestone toward our goal of becoming the capital of the American wind industry.” If the proposal is adopted Equinor estimates construction will begin at some point between 2022 and 2023, with the first power available in 2024 or 2025. Estimates have the project powering 1 million New Jersey homes. “They basically told us, ‘we’re not here to tell you where we think they could be placed, we’re here to find out from you where they shouldn’t be.’ It was encouraging to hear because we’ve seen wind farms placed along fishing channels in Copenhagen and they can be a big annoyance,” Krauss added. The first project in Murphy’s three-part plan to generate 3.5 gigawatts of wind energy by 2030 was awarded to the United States branch of Ørsted, a Danish power company that proposed a 1.1 gigawatt project in Atlantic City waters. It is the largest offshore wind project ever awarded in the country. The next two projects call for even larger developments, soliciting 1.2 gigawatt constructions. “We want to work toward ensuring while we move ahead with this industrial but green energy use, that it’s done with respect and protection to our ocean. We need to make sure that during the process that marine life is not compromised and the implementation is as green as possible. Where exactly will they be built? How will they be moved? What exactly will the impact be? These are things we need to know,” Zipf said. last_img read more

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Bombers rolling along on High School Girl’s Basketball circuit

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers have been rolling along, thank you very much, on the Kootenay High School Senior Girl’s Basketball scene.The Bombers won a pair of tournaments in the East Kootenay, capturing bragging rights in Kimberley at the Selkirk Storm event and Creston, at Prince Charles. According to head coach Chris Dergousoff, “closest game was 15-point victory . . . many were much more.”The Bombers travel to Castlegar Friday to compete in the Rockers Invitational.The tournament is a precursor for the East/West Kootenay Championships set for February 21-22, also in Castlegar at Stanley Humphries.The Bombers are looking to get back to the provincials for the first time since 2010.last_img read more

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NYS hosts Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament

first_imgThe Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.The tournament kicks off Friday with a few games. Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.There is also a U12 Jamboree set for Lakeside at the same time as the Terry Walgren Tournament.The tournament is in honour of Terry Walgren, a longtime coach in Nelson — who skippered teams in Nelson Youth Soccer as well as men’s and women’s teams.Walgren, a graduate of Nelson Youth Soccer, played high school and men’s league soccer before going off to university where played for Simon Fraser and University of Alberta in Edmonton.Walgren, who returned to coach in the NYS rep program along with playing men’s league, died of cancer.last_img read more

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Sinn Fein fury as HSE confirm no funding granted yet for community hospitals

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty has slammed the Government and HSE after it was confirmed this week that the funding for the long-awaited redevelopment of St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals has still not been sanctioned.This comes despite repeated government promises that services at both facilities are to be upgraded, he said.The admission is contained in a HSE response to a recent Dáil Question tabled by the Donegal TD. It also comes some three years after the futures of the hospitals were thrown into question following the announcement that their long term residential care beds were to be closed and replaced by a new nursing unit proposed for Letterkenny.Commenting on this latest disclosure, Deputy Doherty said “For more than three years now the people of Lifford, Stranorlar and Ballybofey, and Ramelton have been kept in limbo in relation to the fate of long stay residential services at their local community hospitals.“Initially, they were told that these services at all three facilities were to close and be replaced by a new central nursing complex planned for Letterkenny as part of the Government’s programme of investment in public nursing homes 2016-2021.”He said the announcement was met with justifiable anger from communities throughout the county. However, thanks to the tireless efforts and persistent lobbying from patients, their families, staff, as well as from community and lobby groups in opposition to these plans, the Government and HSE were forced to do a U-turn, claimed Deputy Doherty.“However, despite months of assurances and promises from Government that long term residential care at both St Joseph’s and Ramelton would be refurbished and retained, here we are coming into the summer of 2019 and we discover that funding for these projects has still not been granted.“In the HSE’s latest reply to me in which I questioned whether or not funding to carry out these works has yet been sanctioned, the executive outlines that while the retention of services at the hospitals is included in its Capital Plan 2016-2021, it goes on to explain that both projects will only be progressed ‘when funding becomes available’ and stated that timelines will only be available upon receipt of said funding.“This begs the question then why Minister Joe McHugh has publicly pronounced multi-million euros worth of grants having been secured for these hospitals, yet in reality not a single cent has been sanctioned.“This situation is extremely frustrating and it is simply shameful that these communities continue to be fobbed off by both the Government and HSE, meanwhile the futures of these services remain shrouded in doubt. “Similarly, we have yet to be given any clear details of what the future holds for the provision of services, or even what type of services will be available to the public at Lifford hospital going forward.“When politicians and the hospital campaigners met with the Minister last year we heard all the right noises being made about the future of these hospitals, yet these nice words have proven hallow time and time again. “This is also an important campaign and we badly need those beds too if we are to compliment the new nursing facility planned for Letterkenny.”“This Government has continued to fail to give a commitment as to when these projects will be signed off on and when we can expect to see works commence. “While I will continue to press this Government for answers, I pledge to continue to lend my support to these communities as part of their campaigns to ensure that these beds and other vital health services remain very much a part of these hospitals’ futures going forward.”Sinn Fein fury as HSE confirm no funding granted yet for community hospitals was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Groves: I’ll bounce back and be champion

first_imgAn emotional George Groves insisted he would be bounce back from his controversial stoppage against Carl Froch and become a world champion.Hammersmith’s previously unbeaten super-middleweight was on the verge of glory after flooring the notoriously durable Froch in the first round.He continued to have the upper hand only for referee Howard Foster to step in and stop the contest as Froch attacked a flagging Groves in round nine.It meant Froch retained his WBA and IBF belts and Groves, booed into the ring after his outspoken pre-fight comments, was cheered by the 20,000 crowd in Manchester who felt he was on his way to victory when Foster intervened.“I beat him with my hand speed and I beat him with a lot of other things as well,” said Groves.“Froch is a tough man. I knew that. I knocked him down in the first round and knew the job wasn’t done, but I knew that with each round I beat him he would get more and more reckless.“That’s what he was in that ninth round – he was reckless. He was coming in with shift-arm shots that, if they land they can buzz you and if they don’t land they can scuff you and knock you off balance.“I knew I was fine. I had three or four rounds left if need be to just carry on controlling and dominating Carl Froch and I’d be sitting here with two [world championship] belts.”The Groves camp want an immediate rematch and Eddie Hearn, who promotes both fighters, has suggested the pair will lock horns again.And the 25-year-old, an underdog going into the fight, believes he proved he belongs at world level.Groves said: “Carl before this fight said it had come too early for me and that a lot of people said that as well. Do I belong at this level? I think I answered that question.“Name any opponent and say ‘This is your next fight’ and I’ll take it. I’ll fight anyone. I know I’m ready to.“I’ll make adjustments – I always do – and I’ll be back fitter, stronger and better.“There’s a few things I feel aggrieved about right now, but I’ll get back in the gym and I’ll come back and be world champion.”See also:Heartbreak for Groves in world title clashFroch insists ref was right to stop fightFroch claims Groves rejected rematch offerPromoter predicts Froch-Groves rematchGroves’ trainer reveals he had reservations about fight refereeGutted Groves says he proved he belongs at the top levelFroch ordered to face Groves in rematchGroves to face Froch in rematch on 31 MayFroch-Groves rematch will be at WembleyGroves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’Groves: My left hook will finish FrochYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Suzlon’s SA wind project powers ahead

first_img8 April 2013Construction on what will be the continent’s biggest wind farm, the Cookhouse wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is under way, with the first batch of giant turbines having arrived at the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth.The 138.6 MW Cookhouse wind farm was the biggest project selected in the first round the South African government’s renewable energy procurement programme for independent producers.Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy and its partner on the Cookhouse project, South African company African Clean Energy Developments, were one of 28 independent power producers that signed contracts with the government in December for the first round of the programme, which will see an initial 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being added to South Africa’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47-billion in new investment into the country.Engineering News reported on Monday that the first batch of 16 44-metre-long wind turbine blades had arrived at the Port of Ngqura.Suzlon, announcing in February that construction had begun on the wind farm, said it would be providing 66 turbines with a combined installed capacity of 138.6 MW for the project, which covers over 9 000 hectares and is located about 150km north-east of Port Elizabeth.According to Engineering News, the farm is expected to start supplying power to South Africa’s national electricity grid by the second quarter of 2014 – providing enough energy to power about 145 000 low-income homes.African Clean Energy Developments MD Thomas Donnelly said in a statement in February that the start of construction on the Cookhouse wind farm “marks a major milestone for independent power producers in South Africa.“The successful implementation of such projects will not only result in a cleaner energy base for South Africa, but will help to empower rural communities through job creation and community ownership of projects.”African Clean Energy Developments is a joint venture between African Infrastructure Investment Managers (a company held by Old Mutual Investment Group and Macquarie Capital) and AFPOC Limited.The Cookhouse Wind Farm Community Trust, whose beneficiaries are the local communities of Cookhouse, Bedford and Somerset East, holds 25 percent equity in the project.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Footfeed Jumps into the Check-in Aggregation Game

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts With a number of location-based social networking applications currently available, and no clear winner as of yet, a micro-industry for universal check-in applications has sprung up, with several mobile apps available for the early adopter set. We’ve looked at a couple of these in the past, including the mobile Web application developed by the Brighkite team, Check.in, and GeoLorean, a check-in aggregator that features Check.in’s functionality. Today, we’re experimenting with a third: the oddly named, but feature-rich “Footfeed.”About FootfeedFootfeed is a universal check-in application for the iPhone (OS 3.1.3 or greater). The app supports the popular location-based services Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite as well as the social networking site, Facebook. In theory, the app lets you check in to multiple services at the same time. From the company’s homepage, a real-time feed of recent public check-ins shows that the app, for some, does function as advertised. In practice, however, I had issues with it not checking me in to services I had registered within the app’s settings. sarah perez Too Bad It’s Buggy!Last night, for example, I checked into L.A. Fitness. I know the location exists in Foursquare because I’ve used the Foursquare native app to perform check-ins there in the past. However, even though I’ve associated Foursquare with Footfeed, it only checked me into Gowalla. I had to launch Foursquare separately and perform the check in there myself, defeating the purpose of having a universal app. Afterwards, I checked into a second location, but this time, the app didn’t register the check-in on any service, it only registered it with Footfeed itself. On a separate occasion, that same location was registered with Foursquare, but nothing else.I also had issues with Facebook. Although Facebook is associated with my Footfeed account and shows up in my list of applications on Facebook.com with all the proper permissions, it never posted any check-ins to my Facebook profile. (I’m assuming that’s what the integration is for?) Needless to say, I’m really confused. Why isn’t the app checking me to all the services? Isn’t that the point?Features that WorkIt’s a shame the app didn’t work because beyond the check-in issues, there is a lot to like about Footfeed and its accompanying web service. Once registered, you can sign into your account online and see a list of all your check-ins and stats with the various location-based services, including things like badges, mayorshsips, friend counts, pins, stamps, fans, etc. These stats are available within the mobile application too, which is a great feature. The mobile also app includes your history, a friend list, your friends’ stream of check-ins, a list of favorite places and more. On the website, you can scroll back through your check-in history and browse through a huge listing of Footfeed users (although one that’s in no particular order and not searchable at present).While it’s great to see the aggregated list of check-ins from your friends within a mobile app, GeoLorean offers this too and the universal check-in functionality is supported by both it and the Web app, Check.in, where the feature works far more consistently. According to Footfeed’s “About Us” page, Twitter, Google Latitude and Whrrl check-ins will be supported soon. I’d recommend that the developers figure out the bugs first, before adding more services and certainly before making you pay for the app, as its iTunes page hints at. Negativities aside, it’s worth noting that your mileage may vary when you try the app. I haven’t tested Footfeed extensively using multiple iPhones, multiple OS versions or multiple locales. I’ve only used the iPhone 4. If you experience other results, let us know in the comments. I actually do hope that Footfeed can resolve its issues because a speedy universal mobile application would be handy…and it is fast – much faster than the Web app Check.in, for example.Footfeed is currently free from the iTunes App Store. An Android app is in the works.  Tags:#Location#mobile#Product Reviews#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Adobe Adds Social Analytics Tools to Online Marketing Suite

first_imgHooteSuite wasn’t the only company to announce a social analytics suite yesterday: Adobeannounced the addition of a new product called SocialAnalytics to its Online Marketing Suite. SocialAnalytics will ship in Q3 and monitor Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other sources.Online Marketing Suite already features various tools for social media monitoring, but this new package extends the suite’s capabilities by adding features for determining a business’ top influencers, tracking sentiment over time and calculating how much revenue is generated by social media campaigns.Online Marketing Suite is powered by Omniture, which Adobe acquired in 2009. It’s a part of Adobe’s ongoing “customer experience management” (CEM) strategy. Last year, following Adobe’s acquisition of Day Software we talked to Erik Larson, senior director of product management at Adobe, about CEM:Larson’s vision for the enterprise revolves around “customer experience management,” which combines the discipline of user experience design, interaction design, process management, content strategy and customer service into a unified field for Web-based customer experience. Larson predicts in the near future, if this isn’t the case already, customers will expect to have most of their interactions with companies online – and citizens will have most of their interactions with governments online as well. To this end, Adobe hopes to position LiveCycle, Omniture, and Day’s offerings as a customer experience suite to compliment its existing web development technologies.Adobe is going up against Cisco (which announced its SocialMiner product recently) and several established social analytics players such Radian6, but social analytics is a now a must-have feature for any sort of online marketing package.As we pointed out earlier today, these sorts of social tools are great but the majority of customer interactions are still taking place on the phone. Despite a few well-known examples, such as the United breaks guitars incident, social analytics providers are providing solutions to problems that don’t really exist yet. There’s a crowded field of contenders, but we’re actually at a very early stage in the development and need for this technology. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#news last_img read more

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