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BCPO: Streets of Bacolod now free of vendors

first_imgBACOLOD City – After the holiday seasonended, sidewalks and downtown roads in this city will be totally free of vendors,according to the Bacolod City Police Office. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part,said the city government was lenient with sidewalk vendors during the holidayseason, citing that in neighboring Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry Treñas did notadopt the same leniency to street vendors. “We will need the cooperation of thecity legal in order to carry the items off the sidewalks,” Biñas said. Biñas said they were lenient tosidewalks vendors during Christmas and New Year as they were given leeway inplying their trade in the downtown area. But this time, according to Biñas, policeofficers together with personnel of the City Enforcement Team of the City LegalOffice (CLO), will start apprehending those who will violate the road clearingdirective. The city top cop however clarified thatpolice are not allowed to confiscate the items of erring vendors. However, Bayatan said should suchincident occurs, he advised the vendors to file a complaint in his office andhe will have it investigated and place those involved for disciplinary action. “I hope vendors in the city will takenote of this, we really gave them room,” he added./PN “But if they will continue to be stubborn,then we will [fully] enforce the law.” BCPO chief Colonel Henry Biñas said startingthis week, police officers will launch a stricter crackdown against illegalvendors plying the streets. “We will first ask vendors to vacant thecity streets. Should they refuse to follow our order, our next move would eitherissue them a citation ticket or arrest them,” said Biñas. City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan saidthey will only seize the goods for repeat offenders and the confiscated goodswill then be donated to charitable institutions operating in the city. Bayatan also denied the allegations thatCLO personnel were taking home the seized goods as they are strictly monitoringthe operation against erring vendros.last_img read more

Rumson’s Ekdahl Steps Down as Mayor

first_imgRUMSON – Some might say John Ekdahl was the steady presence in the room, a familiar guide for Rumson over the past two decades. Others might know him as the careful career financial advisor who approached every challenge holistically.As the page turned on his final chapter of public service, Ekdahl maintained that stoic character Tuesday evening when he stepped down from the Borough Council after a political career spanning 23 years. It was the first time since Dec. 7, 1995 that he sat in front of the council members rather than beside them on the dais.“Honestly it felt a bit awkward, I have to say,” Ekdahl said with a chuckle. “Certainly a different view.”Ekdahl officially informed his colleagues of his departure in a May 18 letter. In a 2015 interview with The Two River Times, Ekdahl said this term would be his final in Rumson. Ekdahl, 72, joined Rumson’s governing body in 1995 after he was appointed to the Borough Council. He spent nine years at that post before being appointed in 2004 to succeed former mayor Charles Callman. The Rumson resident of 61 years has volunteered and governed for over four decades. He’s also seen the small, affluent community of 6,800 residents change over that time span, but recently he believes those transformations have been for the best.“Way back when, I don’t think there was the same enthusiasm for the town,” said Ekdahl, a first vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Red Bank. “I think people always appreciated living here, but now there’s more of an open enthusiasm about the town, about the school systems and the athletic programs that we’re producing.” Says Goodbye After 23 Years on CouncilBy Jay Cook | center_img Ekdahl has been a board member for the Community YMCA and the newly-renamed Count Basie Center for the Arts. He was one of 12 members on the Two River Council of Mayors, a congregation of local elected officials around the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers who meet regularly. Ekdahl also held a seat on the Sandy Hook Reuse Committee, helping reinvigorate pieces of the former military instillation there.But he also had to make some tough decisions and weather one of the nastiest storms in recent memory. Ekdahl was a driving force in the construction of a new $9 million borough hall in 2010, which brought police, borough administration and public works together at a mini-campus at 80 East River Road.Super Storm Sandy will be Ekdahl’s “most lasting memory.” The 2012 storm caused over $8 million worth of damages to the borough infrastructure and he was in charge of the entire rebuild.“That was a three-month slog, really, to get the town picked up,” said Ekdahl. “We were out of power for about three weeks. Just to get the town put back together and try to get it running again and get some sense of normalcy (was important).”About 30 residents and a handful of local elected officials attended the May 22 Borough Council meeting to send Ekdahl off. Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli sat beside Ekdahl’s wife, Lolly, throughout the goodbye.“When I came in, I was still wet behind the ears, didn’t know the ropes and had a lot of enthusiasm,” said Lucarelli, a Fair Haven official of nearly a decade. “I guess you could really say he was my mentor.”Lucarelli said his friendship with Ekdahl helped the two neighboring communities grow together. In 2015 they both successfully pushed Monmouth County officials to incorporate bicycle lanes along Ridge Road to benefit both towns. They also struck deals on interlocal agreements as Fair Haven moved its municipal court and building department to Rumson over the years.“He carefully considers what’s going on and then does what he believes is best for Rumson residents,” said Lucarelli.State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who also was a borough councilman in nearby Little Silver during Ekdahl’s tenure, said “Rumson was very lucky to have someone so dedicated.”“You have your standouts and John has been that for a long time,” O’Scanlon continued. “It’s a big loss and we’re going to miss him.”Although he’s stepping away from public service, Ekdahl said he’ll stay on at Merrill Lynch “certainly for the balance of the year and maybe beyond.”He and Lolly have a second home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in the same development where their son’s family and grandchildren currently live. They have plans to spend a lot more time down there.Ekdahl didn’t shed any tears throughout the evening – instead there were firm handshakes and hearty hugs passed around. He hearkened back to that even-keeled mindset when asked what his impact on Rumson would be.“Having a system in place that seems to be moving seamlessly (is the most important),” he said. “I just think we’re in a good place right now as we improve our assets.”The Borough Council unanimously approved council president Joseph Hemphill to serve the as mayor for the remainder of 2018. A closed session to discuss that appointment didn’t last two minutes.Hemphill, a 70-year-old lifelong Rumson resident and business owner, said he’s excited for the challenge ahead.“It’s just an honor to be here to try and take care of our town,” he said. “It’s what the residents want, that’s why they moved here.”Councilwoman Laura Atwell was chosen to serve as the new Borough Council president.This article was first published in the May 24-31, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

The fields are alive with the sounds of roundball players

first_imgLet the second half begin.The fields at Lakeside once again have gone from dormant to a beehive of activity as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off its second half of the 2010 House League season. Nelson Youth Soccer, boasting the largest registration players of all the minor sports groups in the Heritage City, concluded the summer hiatus with games and practices in all age groups last week. Saturday, of course, was the traditional Soccer Saturday with all of the mini players seeing action at the older Lakeside Pitch. The fall season concludes in early October with playoffs in most divisions. The U12 and U 14 girl’s championship matches are set for Thursday, September 30 while the U12 and U14 boy’s title game go Saturday, October 2. Both U17 finals will be played Monday, October 4. All games are set for the Lakeside Pitch. To wrap up the season Nelson Youth Soccer executive is hosting the Fabulous Italian Feast Banquet on Wednesday, October 6. There are two meal gatherings — U10 and U12 divisions are up first followed by U14 and U17 teams. The NYS annual general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in the Baker Street Best Western. This is an opportunity for parents and players to shape the future of youth soccer in Nelson.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2017)–Classy Illuminant, idle since May 30, returned to the races with her running shoes on Friday at Santa Anita, as she took the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course in 1:12.27.  Trained by Michael McCarthy, she was last seen winning Santa Anita’s Grade I Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf May 30.“Even though she didn’t run that well down the hill the last time she tried it (fourth, beaten one length in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes on Jan. 3, 2016), she did it pretty easily today,” said Prat.  “She had trained well and we had a good pace…She galloped out pretty good as well.”A comfortable third behind dueling leaders Kera Kera and Paquita Coqueta (ridden by brothers, Scott and Gary Stevens) a quarter mile out, Illuminant swung three deep at the dirt crossing turning for home and in a flash, the Wishing Well was over as she easily motored to the lead.Off at even money in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Iluminant paid $4.20, $2.60 and $2.40.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and SF Racing, LLC, Illuminant, a 5-year-old mare by Quality Road, improved her overall mark to 12-5-2-1.  With the winner’s share of $46,260, she increased her earnings to $413,910.“The way it set up, it kinda went the way we had planned,” said McCarthy.  “She’s a quality mare.  There were some decent fillies in there, but I’m not surprised she got bet down.  She’d been training like she was well-meant.”With sizzling splits to run at, Prize Exhibit, who was next to last at the quarter pole, put in her customary burst to finish second, a half length in front of Miss Double d’Oro, who ran on from last.  Ridden by Mike Smith, Prize Exhibit was off at 7-2 and paid $2.80 and $2.60.Off at 8-1 with Santiago Gonzalez, Miss Double d’Oro paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.09, 42.94 and 1:06.07.Special early first post time tomorrow, Santa Anita Handicap Day, is at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Gnip Now Offers Smarter Activity Feeds With PostRank

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Full feeds of data are exciting, but sometimes you need a little something special.Gnip, the Boulder, Colorado startup aiming to act as a clearinghouse for user activity updates from around the web, announced a partnership today with Canadian firm PostRank, to offer additional versions of Gnip-delivered data feeds, filtered by popularity. Gnip could already deliver anyone a big bucket of user data like photos from Flickr, submissions from Digg or slide shows from SlideShare – but now this partnership will allow customers the option of receiving only those items that were most commented on, linked-to, tweeted about, etc. It’s wonky, but it’s a whole lot of fun.Popularity isn’t a perfect substitute for quality, but it’s not a bad place to start looking. Especially when inbound feeds are being displayed on a 3rd party’s website automatically, the ability to crank up or down popularity criteria for inclusion in a feed can be really useful. We use Postrank around the ReadWriteWeb team often: to make sure we don’t miss big stories on niche blogs, to display the most recent break-out hits on other blogs we write about and to power the Community Management Aggregator that automatically delivers the hottest posts from community management experts to customers of our Guide to Online Community Management. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

10 months agoLe Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Le Tissier: Hasenhuttl right manager for Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Southampton ambassador Matt Le Tissier has no doubts about the ability of manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.As well as the recent performances, Le Tissier has been encouraged by Hasenhuttl’s training sessions.“I’ve been very impressed with the training I’ve watched and the difference in the performance of the team since Ralph H has come in and am confident for the rest of the season,” he said.“I’ve loved watching training under the last four or five managers since Ronald [Koeman] was in charge and there’s definitely an intensity to it that I’d not seen before.“I didn’t see them train under Mauricio [Pochettino] but imagine it would have been pretty similar.” last_img read more

Purdue Associate SID Subtweets Caleb Swanigan After MSU Decommitment

first_imgcaleb swanigan gets pursuaded with a notorious b.i.g. image.caleb swanigan notorious b.i.g.Earlier this afternoon, news broke that Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead five-star big man Caleb Swanigan had de-committed from Michigan State, and that Purdue stood a strong chance at landing him. Swanigan, whose nickname is “Biggie,” would be a major addition for the Boilermakers. Apparently, Purdue basketball SID Chris Forman agrees, as evidenced by his musical choice for a “Throwback Thursday” on Twitter. #TBT Loved jamming to this song back in the day! https://t.co/CtGYqCPVR7— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015The Biggie track appears to be a not-so-subtle reference to the uncommitted star center. If so, Forman had to figure it wouldn’t be too hard for people to see what he was doing. Good point… Every day is good for Biggie. https://t.co/mGLxSOEfCX— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) May 7, 2015We agree with that sentiment.last_img read more

Ohio State Football: Ezekiel Elliott’s Car Was Ticketed Outside OSU’s Practice Facility, And He’s Unhappy About It

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott celebrating during a football game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)On-campus parking authorities can be the bane of many college students’ existences, even if you are a football star like Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. This afternoon, Elliott’s car was ticketed outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, OSU’s indoor practice facility. Needless to say, Elliott isn’t exactly happy about receiving the citation. So how campus park gonna ticket me at the woody …. pic.twitter.com/qtIiTpFx6n— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015How do I get a parking ticket at the THE FREAKING FACILITY— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) June 29, 2015Amazingly, former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman’s car was ticketed nearly one year ago today, and he too was ticked about it. Memo to Ohio State’s parking authority: lighten up a bit!last_img read more