Fine Lady Bakeries employee Shahid Rehman has appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with the murder of colleague Imran Shah.The 29-year-old Urdu speaker will reappear in the New Year to deliver his plea.The two men lived near each other in Banbury and worked the nightshift together at Fine Lady Bakeries.Mr Shah, 23, was stabbed several times in the bakery’s car park at about 2.30am on November 27. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Horton Hospital.
People understand roadworks are necessary but are also frustrated by them. At the same time we have to ensure as they drive through them that they, and our road workers, are safe. So we are always thinking of new ways to improve journeys at the same time as keeping everyone as safe as we can. That is why over the next 12 months we will test changes to the design and operation of roadworks. We are also working hard to give drivers more and better information about their journeys and to prepare our network for the future, for example the testing of roadside and vehicle technology, so we can continue to keep people, and the country, connected. General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.Following earlier trials to increase the speed limit through roadworks from 50mph to 55mph or even 60mph, the company is going to test if varying speed limits could safely be operated within a set of roadworks without increasing the risks to either drivers or road workers.For example the speed could be increased to 60mph on a Sunday if there is less activity taking place, and then brought back down to 50mph when road workers are working within a few feet of passing traffic.It is also exploring if different speed limits could operate within one set of roadworks. This could mean people commute to work on one carriageway at 50mph as they are nearer the workforce, but drive home on the other carriageway at 60mph as the road workers are further away.Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Highways England, said: During roadworks narrow lanes are installed to provide a safe working area for the workforce. Doing this means as many lanes as possible can remain open to traffic. Currently Highways England operates a 50mph (or lower) limit in narrow lanes but this year they will test whether it is safe to operate at 60mph in certain circumstances. This might include consideration of the width of the narrow lanes or the type of temporary safety barriers that are used.Locations for the trials are yet to be agreed. Once underway Highways England will monitor the speed of vehicles, flow of traffic, look at incident data and gather customer feedback to determine its success.The trials are outlined in the company’s Delivery Plan Update for 2018/19, published today.The Plan sets out how the company is continuing to deliver the Government’s £15 billion road investment programme (2015 to 2020).It also includes: making roads safer – planned major road projects and targeted safety schemes are forecast to prevent 200 deaths or serious injuries by 2020; improving services to drivers by telling them what is going on in roadworks or traffic jams; delivering major road schemes to create extra space for more traffic, ease congestion, and improve the reliability of journeys: during this year eight are due to open to traffic, work will start on six projects and 16 will be in construction; maintaining and renewing the existing strategic road network – this will include resurfacing 1,118 lane miles of road surface: nearly the same number of lane miles as the entire M1 carriageway (1,248 lane miles); keeping the network open to traffic by maximising lane availability so that it does not fall below 97% in one rolling year; working overnight to reduce the impact on road users during the day – last year (March 2017 to Feb 2018) 85% of roadworks were completed overnight, a five per cent increase from the year before (April 2016 to November 2017); clearing at least 85% of motorway incidents within one hour to give road users back the lanes they need; reducing the impact of the strategic road network on its surroundings, be that on people living near the roads or the environment, such as through the special funds for noise mitigation (free double-glazing), air quality, biodiversity schemes, and investing in new litter bins at motorway service areas; recruiting – growing Highways England as a company and working with the supply chain to retain and attract the skills needed. This includes increasing the number of apprentices and graduates. looking to the future – continuing to explore and seek innovative approaches which could change the way roads are operated and maintained. Highways England will also progress the work with its industry partners on the research and testing into connected and autonomous vehicles.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRussell is also supposed to make shots. As Walton observed, “he had a lot of wide open looks.” While the Clippers’ backcourt in Chris Paul (29 points, 12 assists) and J.J. Redick (19 points) posted their usual numbers, Walton saw Russell show “growth” by not allowing his poor shooting to affect his game elsewhere.“I try to make plays for my teammates and compete on the defensive end. Honestly, I wanted to be out there and compete even though my shot wasn’t falling,” Russell said. You’re going to have tough games in this league when shots aren’t falling and things aren’t going your way. Whatever it is, you still have to try.”Though the Lakers’ reserves played a large part in cutting the Clippers’ 22-point lead to single digits in the fourth quarter, Walton inserted Russell and Jordan Clarkson with 3:08 remaining.“Anybody could’ve been in that position. Those guys played really well,” Russell said of the reserves. “Coach went with me so I tried to be ready.”Staying aggressive Had he converted his dunk attempt over Griffin, Ingram would have landed on the highlight reels. But it signified Ingram’s season-long growth in becoming aggressive. That approach helped him post 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, five rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes after missing the previous three games because of tendinitis in his right knee.“It’s kind of what he was starting to do before he got hurt,” Walton said. “But it was good to see him come out and get back into that same form and not have any rust on him.”Afterward, Ingram described his knee as “pretty good,” leaving Walton optimistic he will start on Sunday against Memphis.“It was all mental for me” Ingram said. “I wanted to come out here and have a good showing.”New lineupDespite the towering presence of Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and forward Blake Griffin, Walton started forward Larry Nance Jr. at center amid a season-ending right ankle injury to Ivica Zubac.Though Griffin still had 36 points, the pairing between Nance and forward Julius Randle gave what Randle called “more versatility” with their athleticism and floor spacing.“Me and him can switch with guards and with each other,” said Nance, who had eight points and four rebounds. “It took us a while to figure it out, obviously. But once it did, there was good flow, good movement and we were able to switch and cause some trouble.”With considering Nance one of his “smarter” players,” Walton said he “most likely” will start Nance again for Sunday’s game against Memphis at Staples Center. LOS ANGELES >> Instead of having ice in his veins, D’Angelo Russell’s shot turned ice cold.In the Lakers’ 115-104 loss to the Clippers on Saturday at Staples Center, Russell did not score until launching a floater with 1:53 left in the game. He went 1 for 9 from the field. He finished with a plus-minus (-25), a stat that shows a players’ value when he is on the floor.But Lakers coach Luke Walton said Russell “actually played well,” after also collecting six assists and two steals.“He was competing. He was talking. He was making the right plays still,” Walton said of Russell. “When he was open, he was shooting them. That’s what he’s supposed to do.”
HOLMDEL – Individuals and families from across the region, will come together on Sunday morning, Oct. 14, at Holmdel Park to raise awareness and funds for treatment of neurofibromatosis (NF).All proceeds from the Central Jersey NF Walk will support the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s medical research, patient support and public education programs. In addition to the walk, there will be a 5K run, a “stroller derby” for families with small children, snacks, refreshments, kids’ races, and fun activities throughout the morning.Pre-race registration begins at 8 a.m., the 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m., the stroller derby begins at 9:45 a.m. and the kids race begins at 10:30 a.m. The event awards ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.NF is a progressive disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It affects millions of people worldwide. The disorder can lead to deafness, blindness, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities and cancer, but NF research is shedding new light on those and other complications as the foundation searches for effective treatments for neurofibromatosis.For more information about the NF Walk Program, visit www.nfwalk.org. For more information about the Oct. 14 Central Jersey NF Walk at Holmdel Park visitwww.nfwalk.org/NJ.
By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – The seven clubs that span the oceanfront along the borough’s Ocean Avenue are all in the process of working on plans for the coming summer season.“From what I hear, all of them are going to be open in some form this summer, said Mayor Dina Long, “though they’ll be at different stages of operation.”The clubs sustained varying degrees of damage as Super Storm Sandy swept through the area on Oct. 29 and are requiring varying degrees of repairs – and borough approvals – to move forward with rebuilding.As James LoBiondo III, who owns and operates the Surfrider club and is a borough councilman, said “50 percent is the magic number.” That means that those sustaining less than 50 percent damage only need to obtain administrative approval, such as construction permits; those sustaining more than 50 percent will need to go before either the borough’s planning board or zoning board of adjustment to get approval before proceeding.“They’re already drilling pilings at Chapel, as we speak,” LoBiondo said. Work is progressing.As of late February, two clubs – Edgewater and Chapel beach clubs – have appeared before boards and received the green light to do the necessary work, according to Colleen McGurk, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employee who is working as the temporary planning board secretary.“Both of these were barely damaged in the storm,” Long said. The damage was enough that the owners had to apply for a board approval.“They’re already drilling pilings at Chapel, as we speak,” LoBiondo said. Work is progressing.Edgewater received approval in January to reconstruct 41 cabanas with support pilings, plus its bulkhead, parking lot, site lighting, fencing and concrete and wood decking. In addition, the club owners plan to build an additional 34 cabanas, using the space that was used by a restaurant/banquet facility before the storm, according to McGurk.The Sands plans on “doing exactly what was there,” before storm damage, McGurk said.Waiting for a date to appear before the busy boards, are the Sands and Ship Ahoy clubs, McGurk said.To help expedite the process, the borough council revised a planning ordinance, now specifically defining a cabana, as opposed to having it labeled as a building, thus making it less onerous to win board approval, Long saidShip Ahoy will be fully operational by Memorial Day, LoBiondo said, thanks to the design changes incorporated following the 1992 storm and the luck of not getting hit as hard by the tidal surge.Ship Ahoy and Sands, located in the northern end of the borough, were two that experienced the most extensive damage, LoBiondo said. “They were destroyed.”But even with that amount of work pending “they’re telling me they’ll have something operational. They just don’t know yet how far,” the councilman said.LoBiondo said that in his discussions with other owners, the worst-case scenario is that they will have “parking lots and access to the beach,” without other amenities for the 2013 summer season.According to blueprints, Ship Ahoy is looking to reconstruct its buildings, cabanas, lockers, decking, ramps and swimming pool in the existing property footprint. It will remove piles of sand now in the parking area and repair and restripe the parking lots; and whatever else is deemed necessary to get it to where it was previously.Michael Stavola, who owns and operates the Driftwood Cabana Club on the borough’s southern end, said his facility wasn’t as heavily damaged as some of the others. “We’ll be 100 percent open for our summer season,” he said. Work has been ongoing.His grandfather built the beach club in 1957. “When the place was originally built, we anticipated the ocean might get angry one day,” Stavola said.There are floodgates and other safeguards in place and, “generally speaking, it did work,” he said.Which is not to say Sandy didn’t take its toll. Stavola said about 40 percent of the club’s cabanas were damaged or destroyed and the kitchen area’s refrigerators damaged, while the main building weathered the storm fairly well.The rebuilding will cost him “in the millions,” he said. “For us that was substantial and a huge undertaking.”LoBiondo, too, will be fully operational by Memorial Day, he said, thanks to the design changes incorporated following the 1992 storm and the luck of not getting hit as hard by the tidal surge.“My place is coming along pretty nicely,” he said. “So we’re excited for the new season.”Long said, “The beach clubs are very important to Sea Bright’s economy because all of those guests at the beach clubs patronize our business district.”“It really is the lifeblood of Sea Bright,” LoBiondo added.The benefits of the beach clubs are many, Stavola noted.“It provides a local place for the neighboring communities to enjoy the summer and the beaches and to have security for the kids,” as well as offering “a pretty neat social environment for the kids,” he said.But there is the economic factor, too, Stavola said, such as what the officials noted. Along with that, “We provide jobs for the local economy,” he said, as Driftwood hires about 100 people for the season.“I think the town has prospered over the years mainly because of the beach clubs,” with other businesses, especially restaurants, offering another draw to the town, Stavola said.“The good news for Sea Bright is that the beaches are still here,” and will be welcoming the club members, as well as its day-trippers coming for the public beaches, Long said.All of the borough’s businesses are working hard to get back up on their feet, as they rebound from the October storm, she said.
RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre recently received $15,000 from the OceanFirst Foundation that completes a two-year grant cycle for arts and cultural institutions.The grant will be used for theater operations and necessary renovations.Since 2009, the foundation has granted $60,000 to the Count Basie Theatre. The Basie also received an $8,000 grant from the Mary Owen Borden Foundation for its support of mission-driven programming, in particular the Outreach program within Red Bank Borough’s public schools. In the past three years, the Borden Foundation has granted the Basie in excess of $36,000.“Our vision for the Count Basie Theatre is to continue to expand and amplify our role as a community asset to the county as both a performing arts venue and a leader in arts education,” said Adam Philipson, CEO of Count Basie Theatre. “We are honored by the support of these two organizations for the work we have accomplished and look forward to working with them as our vision unfolds. We are profoundly grateful for their generosity.”Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area.Since its inception, OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $23 million to more than 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties.In recent decades, the Mary Owen Borden Foundation has limited its funding to New Jersey’s Mercer and Monmouth counties. The primary focus on current giving is to address the needs of disadvantaged youth and their families.“We are happy to continue to support the work of the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy Outreach Program in the Red Bank Schools, “ said Quinn McKean, executive director of the Mary Owen Borden Foundation. “The Mary Owen Borden Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged.”“The Count Basie Theatre is very grateful to both the Mary Owen Borden Foundation and OceanFirst Foundation for their support of our mission-driven programs. These foundations have been generous donors and community partners in helping the Basie bring the arts and arts education to many individuals throughout the Two River area,” said Tom Widener, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation Board of Directors.The Count Basie Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information visit www.countbasietheatre.org.
By Terry Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubFrom now to the conclusion of the season, Nelson Curling Club rep Terri Richardson is going to inform the public of events and happenings at the Cedar Street facility.The opening column is focuses on the Junior Curling Club.The curling season has been underway for a month now at the Nelson Centre and everyone has settled into the fun and excitement of this classic winter sport. “Sweep”, “hurry hard”, and “swingy ice” can be heard throughout the “sheets” as curlers get caught up in “the shot”. This is typical curling language and once you get involved in the sport, it is just normal lingo amongst fellow curlers. Membership recruitment is always a big focus for the NCC and this year has been no exception. Club offers beginner program We are happy to say that we have once again offered the new curler program; Learn To Curl League which is offered on Monday evenings. This league runs over eight nights with trained instructors providing technical instruction in delivery, sweeping and strategy in a fun and comfortable learning environment, all while playing a game. Players are very supportive of one another as they share in each others’ triumphs and challenges. Upon completion, participants are welcome to join other leagues as a team member or a spare.Little Rockers, Rock!One of the cutest things to watch is the “Little Rockers” at play. This program is offered to children between the ages of five and ten where they are taught the sport in an adaptive fashion, utilizing entertaining exercises, like “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, “Flock of Geese”, and the always-entertaining “Zoo-keeper”. The focus is to have the children learn basic curling skills in a monitored, safe, fun, and positive environment. These little tykes have so much fun while, at the same time, getting good physical exercise and making new friends. Helmets are mandatory for all children.What’s a bonspiel . . . an excuse to have fun“Bonspiel”: Definition: a match or tournament between curling clubs. It has yet to be decided whether this word is of Scottish or German origin, but for curlers, it is “our word”. It is said that the first bonspiel in Canada took place in 1839, so here we are, 174 years later, still “bonspieling”. The longevity of this sport says a lot for how great curling is. Watch for future articles with reports of how our recent West Kootenay Seniors’ Spiel went and our upcoming “Open Cash Spiel” on November 22/23rd and Ladies Spiel on December 7/8th.The Curling Centre is open to new registrations for the after Christmas session. Visit our website at wwwnelsoncurling.com for information regarding leagues and any other details that might interest you.
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government’s cut to the Single Parent tax credit is unjustifiable and can still be reversed.Deputy Doherty was speaking as amendments to reverse or lessen the cut were voted down by government TDs.“Once more the government has refused to budge on their cut to the Single Parent tax credit. Sinn Fein today poised a whole series of options available to the minister to mitigate the worst effects of the cut but all were rejected by this out-of-touch government,” said the Gaoth Dobhair man. “This cut is unjustifiable and can still be reversed. Sinn Féin will continue to oppose this measure and offer a range of alternatives in the Seanad after today’s rejection by Labour and Fine Gael to proposal to reverse or lessen the cuts.“Minister Noonan recently told me in a reply to a parliamentary question that 14,500 people will be affected by this cut. That is at least as many children as that that will be affected.“This cut is one of the most unjustifiable in this year’s Finance Bill and has rightly angered many single parents. Once again the government has picked on a vulnerable group and targeted them with a blunt cut.“The cut is unjustifiable and still can be reversed or lessened. Sinn Féin has opposed this cut through ever stage of the Finance Bill and will continue to do so.” SINGLE PARENTS IN DONEGAL SUFFERING FROM TAX CREDIT AXE – DOHERTY was last modified: December 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:Pearse DohertySINGLE PARENTS IN DONEGAL SUFFERING FROM TAX CREDIT AXE – DOHERTY
A gaggle of elementary school kids crowded the opposing bullpen nook at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday morning for a lesson in baseball science put on by the A’s, centered upon one of the game’s hottest physics commodities: Launch angle.Nick Martini got the honors of launching baseballs with a catapult into O.Co’s right field corner to demonstrate how much the likelihood of a ball dropping for a hit is altered by the angle at which it’s struck.Just in case Martini’s pregame lesson didn’t …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThe American Dairy Goat Association’s 2018 National Show was held last week at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The event ran from June 23 to 30 and drew exhibitors from across the country. It was among the largest national dairy goat shows ever with nine breeds represented.“We are so excited to have people here in Ohio. We have more than 3,200 animals entered from across the country it is the biggest we’ve ever had,” said Robin Saum, the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) president from Fairfield County. “It rotates around the country and our local group, the Southwest Ohio Dairy Goat Association, has been planning this show for over two years. It is a big deal. Once a year we have an ADGA National Show. People from all over the country attend and this is the largest entry we have ever had in a National Show. There are people from Florida, California, Washington,Robin Saum is the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) president from Fairfield County.Oregon — we have really covered the country and highlighted the breeds here at the show.”Saum and her family had 13 dairy goats at the show from their farm, Snowflake Saanens, just outside of Lancaster. Saum grew up raising Saanens, Toggenburgs and LaManchas, but Saanens were always her favorite. Since returning to the Saanen breed in 1991, the Saum family has enjoyed extensive success at the local, state and national levels.“I was born and raised in Fairfield County. My mother and grandmother both raised dairy goats so it was a natural extension for me to raise dairy goats,” Saum said. “I got my judge’s license at a fairly young age and from there I went on to be an ADGA director and then ADGA president off an on for a total of 11 years. I love meeting people at events such as this. The progress dairy goats have made over the years has been tremendous in terms of numbers and the quality of the animals. We are always striving for a better production animal.”One of the judges for the National Show this year, Mark Baden, was pleased that it was being held in Columbus because of his Ohio roots. He grew up showing dairy goats in 4-H in Henry County but now lives in Washington.“Dairy goats started as a 4-H project that never ended. I have been judging for almost 25 years. This is my fourth National Championship that I have been elected to judge in. It is an honor to be here. I am really excited to come back to Ohio and it is really nostalgic to be at the same venue I showed in as a kid. Ohio has hosted the National Championship three times but has not been to Ohio since the 1970s,” Baden said. “This is showcasing the finest for hobbyists and commercial producers making milk products, fluid milk and cheese and byproducts like soap. It is a community that can all come together for education and networking and they can actually see the animals in person rather than looking at a computer screen. It really can up the game for producers all around the country.”Ohio’s central location proved to be suitable for the National Show.“This is the largest dairy goat exhibition show in the United States. This is three times the size of even large state fair shows. This show had the record entry for Nigerian Dwarfs that has ever been exhibited for a single breed with over 660 entries. The Nigerian Dwarf goats can be no larger than 22.5 inches at the withers. The other breeds are over 26 inches,” Baden said. “The next largest number of breed entries is Nubians. They had about 480 pre-entries. Then Alpines have about 450. The smallest breed is the Sable breed and they had just under 200 entries.”Holly Buroker of HOANBU Dairy Goats in Logan County had a strong showing at the national level from her three-breed herd of Nubians, Alpines, and Saanens.Baden said the Ohio location is also ideal for youth exhibitors in the state interested in dairy goats.“This is great, especially for youth, to have the opportunity to participate in more than a local competition and raise the bar for them and motivate them to want to stay with agriculture into adulthood,” he said. “We hope this motivates them to network with others. It is great when everyone can see the best animals competing.”Columbus is also a great location to attract people who may be interested in agricultural production on small acreage.“I never thought I would be able to get $15 for a gallon of goat milk, but you can get that now. The market is changing and Americans are willing to eat goat products now and incorporate that into their lives,” Baden said. “For producers with small acreage, dairy goats can be a good opportunity to get into agriculture. It is more affordable to have dairy goats than cattle.”Kirt Schnipke of Ober-Boerd Dairy Goats in Hamler was at the show and excited about staying much closer to home for this year’s National Show. He had the Reserve Grand Champion Oberhasli at the competition.“This started off as a 4-H project. My parents wanted us to learn the value of hard work and responsibility and to care for something every day,” Schnipke said. “My sister and I quickly decided that we wanted to show at more than just the county fairs so we started going to open class shows. As we got more competitive we started going to bigger shows and eventually the Ohio State Fair.”As the shows got bigger and his goats got better, Schnipke made the leap to the national level.“We went to our first national show in 2004 and I have gone to as many as I can since then. This is the first national show back in Ohio and being able to exhibit in my home state at my state fairgrounds is really exciting,” he said. “I specialize in the Oberhasli breed but I do have a few Saanen goats as well. We selected Oberhasli because of their unique color. They have to be a rich bay color with specific black markings to be registered with the ADGA. My dad and I specifically saw that and fell in love with their striking appearance and decided that is what we wanted to breed. Later we decided to add the all-white Saanens to have something different to look at. I brought 17 of my Oberhasli to this show and then we have three Saanens here.”Schnipke was impressed with the high quality of animals and exhibitors at the National Show.“It has been exciting to exhibit some beautiful animals and see the other beautiful animals from around the country. You can see the passion from other breeders and what they are bringing forward,” Schnipke said. “This can be a breeding tool to help you know what you should be using in the future and maybe buying stock from a different herd to help improve your own.”For more results from the show, search ocj.com for “National Dairy Goat” and visit nationalshow.adga.org/show-results/.Saanen exhibitors fill the show ring mid-week at the American Dairy Goat Association 2018 National Show.