Pump Station Repairs Likely To Cause Discolored Water In Falconer, Jamestown

first_imgShare: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) Max PixelJAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities says scheduled repair work at their Cassadaga Water Pump Station will likely cause discolored water next week for some customers.Rebecca Robbins, the utility’s Communications Coordinator, says next Wednesday residents in the Village of Falconer and north side of Jamestown will most likely see the discoloration.She reminds customers to check for discolored water before doing laundry. If water is discolored, Robbins says it could take 12 to 24 hours to clear.Work at the pump station is scheduled to get underway at 8 a.m. Wednesday and is expected to be completed before noon. last_img read more

It’s the Economy

first_imgFood prices aren’t expected to rise much this year. And given the low U.S. inflation rate, that shouldn’t surprise anyone, says a University of Georgia economist. “Food prices are much more tied to the general economy than to farm prices,” said Bill Thomas, an Extension Service agricultural economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Price expectations A good example, he said, is the price of pork. Farmers had a disastrous year in 1998. An oversupply of hogs sent prices plummeting from around 45 cents per pound to a low near 5 cents before climbing back to 25 to 30 cents. Despite the huge drop in farm prices, though, pork prices dropped just 4.7 percent, according to the Consumer Price Index through 1998. Pork prices are expected to continue edging downward in 1999, Thomas said, but only by 2 percent to 4 percent. “You don’t see that much of a drop,” he said, “because a lot more goes into the price than just the meat itself.” Pork, for example PORK RETAIL PRICES dropped just 4.7 percent in 1998, in spite of a disasterous price year for hog farmers. UGA economist Bill Thomas expects retail prices to continue falling, but only by 2 percent to 4 percent, in 1999. Food prices not all food cost Overall food prices are expected to rise only 2 percent to 2.5 percent during 1999. Thomas said the modest rise has little to do with the prices farmers get for their crops. “Mostly, that’s due to factors associated with the general economy,” he said. “Most of the price is for packaging, labor, transportation and things like that.” Thomas said that’s true of food prices in general. “We pay a big part of our food prices for the convenience of them,” he said. As shoppers and diners opt for more convenience, prices have less and less to do with the farm commodity itself. As you might expect, then, the price of food away from home is expected to rise more (2.5-3 percent to 1.5-2 percent) than at-home foods. Foods eaten at home more closely reflect farm prices. Weather affected fresh produce prices The biggest price increase in 1999, Thomas said, is expected in fresh fruits at 5 percent to 7 percent. Fresh vegetables, on the other hand, are expected to drop 1 percent to 3 percent. Both price changes, he said, are due to the weather’s effect on supplies. “1998 was a terrible year,” he said. “Resulting losses in fresh vegetable supplies drove prices up. Anticipating a more normal year expected in 1999, the forecast is for those prices to come back down. With fresh fruit, though, you have more carry-over effect from last year’s bad weather. With supplies expected to remain somewhat low, prices should increase again.”last_img read more

Long Island Beach Life: From Tanning to Saving Lives

first_imgTHE SUNBATHERFelicia Abramowitz lounges in a lawn chair in the white grainy sand of Lido Beach’s Nickerson Beach soaking up the sun while reading The Girl on the Cliff by Rucinda Riley. An opened Chobani yogurt nestled alongside her, the 68-year-old is a shiny bronze from head-to-toe, and credits the sun’s glowing rays with not only her complexion, but her overall health and state of mind. “It is like a vitamin pill,” she says. “It cures whatever ails you.” Abramowitz describes herself as “semi-retired,” because she occasionally works as an assistant teacher at a Long Beach school teaching mostly Hebrew classes. But during the summer, she doesn’t spend a day away from Nickerson Beach, only a short walk from her Long Beach home. Abramowitz has been visiting this beach ever since she was a little girl; her grandparents are from the area. She occasionally sees some pretty unusual things while catching some rays, she says, such as schools of dolphins and animal-rescue groups working to help injured birds. The sunbather, one of countless flocking to LI’s South Shore beaches each season, gestures to a nearby jetty, where lifeguards painted a boulder a vibrant purple plum. “It makes the beach recognizable,” she laughs.THE KITE FLYERWith his red, white and blue kite dancing among the clouds above him, Paul Gee is a summer weekend fixture at Jones Beach, performing his mastery just a few feet from the crashing turquoise waves. “I fly all year round,” the 49-year-old says. “I used to be on a four-person kite team. We were ranked number three in the nation. We were stunt kite fliers; we got to travel all over the East Coast, and even were invited to France and a lot of other great places.” Gee hails from Freeport, his beaming tan testament to the countless hours he’s spent in the merciless sun playing puppet-master to his soaring passion. Stunt kite competitions are held up and down the country’s coast, he says. “They mostly feature individual flyers, precision flyers, or even flyers that do ballet; everything is choreographed and timed to the music. It’s all about timing,” Gee smiles, his colorful kite darting and tumbling against the gray sky. “There is a science to it,” he laughs. “A lot of people come up to me and ask, ‘How do you do that?’ So I try and give them quick little lessons.”THE LIFEGUARDSun-kissed Stephen Fregosi of Massapequa sits atop his white lifeguard stand perched in the sand of Tobay Beach and watches over dozens of beachgoers with an eagle’s eye. Leaning forward, the 25-year-old’s gaze is fixated on several people indulging in a refreshing swim just off the shoreline. “It’s just a great feeling when people come up to you and say, ‘Thank you,’” he says passionately. “Just last Saturday we had an incident where two 12-year-old girls were caught up in a riptide. Luckily, everyone was okay.” Fregosi, who is also an attorney and an avid surfer, has been a lifeguard for nearly 10 years. Although it started off as just summer job for him, he soon fell in love with it. “Making rescues, helping people stay safe and being outside all day—there is absolutely nothing like it.”THE BEACHCOMBER“All things nature is my passion,” says soft-spoken David Kelly, while peacefully rummaging through the warm sand cascading off the side of a hidden dune along the Jones Beach boardwalk. The 50-year-old made the trip from the city and is awaiting his friends’ arrival. “I took the right train; they took the wrong one,” he jokes. Originally from Chicago, Kelly moved to New York for a teaching job, he says, picking up two tiny shells and placing them on the boardwalk’s scalding handrail for further examination (he’s been scouring for seashells to show his students in class). “They serve as memories, or inspiration, then they eventually become a part of the education,” he muses, tossing one of them back onto the sand. It’s his first trip to Jones Beach, and Kelly is awestruck at its beauty. “I’ve been to Long Beach and to Montauk so far. I’m happy with how clean and peaceful it is here. I can hear the birds,” he says, gazing up to the bright blue sky. “It is beautiful.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

US agency investigating production of faulty coronavirus test kits

first_imgThe US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed on Sunday that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some initial coronavirus test kits that prompted some states to seek emergency approval to use their own test kits.On Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state would immediately begin using its own test kit developed in-state after asking the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday for permission to do so.The FDA said on Saturday it would allow some laboratories to immediately use tests they have developed and validated to achieve more rapid testing capacity for the coronavirus. On Sunday, New York confirmed its first case of coronavirus.FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement on Sunday that “upon learning about the test issue from CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), FDA worked with CDC to determine that problems with certain test components were due to a manufacturing issue. We worked hand in hand with CDC to resolve the issues with manufacturing.”Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday the United States has 75,000 test kits on hand “and over the next week that will expand radically.” He said over 3,600 people in the United States have been tested to date.Hahn added that the “FDA has confidence in the design and current manufacturing of the test that already have and are continuing to be distributed. These tests have passed extensive quality control procedures.”Reuters reported Friday that New York health officials had sought to get their own coronavirus testing kits up and running after getting stuck with faulty tests from the federal government that they said left them unable to diagnose people quickly in the nation’s most populous city.HHS confirmed Sunday it had “launched an investigation and is assembling a team of non-CDC scientists to better understand the nature and source of the manufacturing defect in the first batch of COVID-19 test kits that were distributed to state health departments and others.”The HHS investigation was reported earlier by Axios.Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as Thomas Muller asks to leave Bayern Munich

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 9 Oct 2019 3:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Thomas Muller is ready to end his 19-year association with Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller could finally be heading to the Premier League after the German striker reportedly asked to leave the Bundesliga giants.The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour under Niko Kovac and has started the last five matches on the bench.Muller was a target for Manchester United in 2014 and 2015 when Louis van Gaal was willing to break the club’s transfer record to sign the forward.However, Bayern rejected bids in the region of £80m for Muller and the striker intended on ending his career in Bavaria.ADVERTISEMENT Muller (centre) is unhappy with a lack of playing time at Bayern (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Liverpool were both interested in 2017 but Muller again resisted lucrative offers to leave as he was happy with his boyhood club, who he joined at the age of 11.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, after 19 years with the club, Bild report that Muller has decided to leave after growing tired of a lack of playing time under Kovac.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMuller has started just three league games this term and has lost his spot in the side to Philippe Coutinho, who joined the club from Barcelona last summer.The German’s current deal runs until 2021 and it remains to be seen what price Bayern will demand for the forward should they decide to let him go.MORE: Manchester United goalkeeper Matej Kovar signs new contract at Old Trafford Advertisement Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as Thomas Muller asks to leave Bayern Munichlast_img read more

WICB hails West Indies Women

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img 22 Views   no discussions ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has heaped praise on the West Indies Women’s team for their double-series success over India Women.The West Indies Womens Team Windies Women completed a three-wicket victory in the third and final One-Day International on Sunday at Warner Park in St Kitts to wrap up a 2-1 series victory over the Indians. Merissa Aguilleira’s side also won the preceding Twenty20 International series over the visitors 3-2.“Our women’s team continues to make the region proud at the rate with which they have improved and the success they enjoy,” said WICB president Dr Julian Hunte.“The WICB is pleased that the growing emphasis it has placed on the women’s team is bearing fruit and we look forward to them keeping the flag flying high,” he added.Hunte said the victory over India Women was a welcome morale boost for the Windies Women, considering two major tournaments which have been targetted – the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship this September in Sri Lanka and next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup in India.Prior to this series, Windies Women were ranked fifth in ODIs – two places behind India – and were tied with the Indians for third place in the T20 rankings.“For them to have played so competitively, speaks volumes, and Merissa and her side should feel proud of this achievement,” said Hunte.“Put together with the string of recent results, and with good preparation, we expect them to be one of the side’s seriously challenging for the World T20 title later this year,” he said.Hunte singled out 20-year-old all-rounder Stafanie Taylor for special praise. She was named Player-of-the-Series for both the T20I and ODI series.“During the series, Stafanie consolidated her status as the No.1 female all-rounder in the game, which was one of her goals prior to the series,” said Hunte.“She remains a tower of strength and we urge her to continue working hard, as she strives to become one of the all-time greats in the women’s game,” he said.The Windies Women’s players are all now expected to be part of the Regional Women’s Twenty20 Tournament, which will be played in Jamaica later this year.The directors of the WICB at a recent meeting approved that the format of the annual regional women’s tournament will switch between Twenty20 and 50 overs-a-side to reflect the upcoming ICC Women’s tournament.The next important series for Windies Women will be a one-week visit to England, where they will play five T20Is in their final preparation for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Championship. Caribbean News Now NewsSports WICB hails West Indies Women by: – March 6, 2012last_img read more

Liverpool join race to sign quickly-improving €30m star

first_imgLiverpool are the latest side to be linked with a summer move for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla. Loading… Serie A trio Atalanta, Inter Milan and Napoli are all also believed to be in the hunt for the 20-year-old as well as Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig and Everton. Leipzig are understood to have tabled a January offer of around £13m for Kumbulla; the Peschiera del Garda-born defender though stayed put. Now TuttoNapoli say Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund are tracking the player, whom Man City and Man Utd have been following ‘for months’. The price tag for the player though is going up by the day with the source claiming Kumbulla is now valued at around €30m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Albania centre-back has emerged as one of the finest young players in Serie A this season, having only made his senior debut at the start of the campaign. And, according to reports in Italy, there are understood to be a number of big European clubs tracking his progress. Manchester United are understood to have stepped up their interest in signing Kumbulla last month.Advertisement Promoted Content12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad GuysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar House10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking Reasonslast_img read more

Prep Academies

first_imgThe high school basketball scene is moving in a direction that some high school coaches fear.  The potential McDonald’s All-Americans are leaving their home high schools and are enrolling in prep academies.  When you ask these athletes why they are doing so, they typically answer “I want to play with the best.  I want that daily challenge at practice so that I am better prepared to enter the collegiate ranks.”According to a recent article in Sports Illustrated, some of the top academies in the United States include Oak Hill in Virginia, Mount Verde in Florida, St. Anthony’s in New Jersey, Findlay Prep in Nevada, Huntington/St. Joe in W. Virginia, Simeon in Illinois, and Mater Dei in California.It does mean that these young men have to leave the conference of their home school and face an unknown future at these highly competitive prep schools.  However, they do so because they know that if they reach any kind of success at one of these schools, they will have the top college programs looking at them.  This gives them one step up on going into professional basketball.last_img read more

Rangers FC retire late Ifeanyi George’s jersey

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International of Enugu has rested the late Ifeanyi George jersey.The club’s General Manager, Davidson Owumi, disclosed this at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. Owumi said: “After a lengthy deliberation by management, we came to a conclusion to rest the jersey number worn by our late attacker, Ifeanyi George, for the whole of next season as a mark of respect and honour for his services to the club.”This gesture, Owumi said, was to further cement the good relationship the club had with late George while defending the colours of Rangers on the field of play, just as plans are in top gear to make the insurance benefit cheque presentation to the family left behind by the player a grand event since it was the first of its kind in the country.He said: “All thanks to the sports loving Governor of the state, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his approval of the insurance policy for registered players and officials.”Recall that George scored his last goal for Rangers in a CAF Confederations Cup 2019/2020 Match Day 6 Group A encounter against Egyptian side, Al-Masry, which ended in a 1-1 draw, in jersey number 15 inside the main bowl of the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu.Tags: Davidson OwumiEnugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeRangers Internationallast_img read more

Gazidis: Wenger will sign new deal

first_img The 64-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season and negotiations have been going on for some time to tie up Wenger’s long-term future, with the club currently top of the Barclays Premier League. Wenger continues to play down the concern when pressed on the issue by the media, but last month indicated he had made a decision. Gazidis also indicated there was no panic over time frames when speaking at the launch of Arsenal’s new long-term partnership with Puma, which will see the company become the club’s official kit suppliers from July 2014. “We have always been completely behind him. We are comfortable in the position and relaxed about it. Arsene will be extending with us and at the right time we will make that announcement,” Gazidis told the news conference. Although no official figures were confirmed on Monday, the commercial deal has been described as ”the biggest deal in Puma and Arsenal’s history”. The Gunners are understood to receive around £30million a year from main sponsors Emirates Airlines, and it has been reported the new deal will be for a similar amount when Puma takes over from Nike, who Arsenal have partnered since 1994. Arsenal smashed their transfer record in the last window with the £42million signing of German playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. It has been reported the Gunners are keen to bring in Ozil’s compatriot Julian Draxler from Schalke, although Wenger continues to play down suggestions another big money deal can be completed ahead of the January 31 deadline. Gazidis indicated significant funds were still available, although those from the new kit deal would not be added to Wenger’s warchest until the summer. “The new partnership represents the biggest commercial deal in Puma’s and Arsenal’s history,” the Arsenal chief executive continued at Monday’s news conference. Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is confident Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium. “The money from this deal will be available to the club from this summer. It represents an important step in our progression on and off the pitch. “One of our long-term goals has been to increase commercial revenues and there is a football reason for that – from the summer onwards the money will be available for the manager to spend how he sees fit. “We have a vision to be competing at the top of the world’s game, but we don’t get there overnight. “We are doing it our way, without relying on any single individual, on an independent path. “When we achieve success it will mean so much to everyone that has been in this journey, so let’s get there as soon as possible.” Press Associationlast_img read more