Vestal Center Social Club returns under new ownership with Fourth of July celebration

first_imgThe club celebrated with a customer appreciation party that included food, drinks and live music. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Center Social Club on Route 26 reopened under new ownership Saturday. Attendees were asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. While the event took place outside, organizers said they are looking forward to getting everyone inside to enjoy the new bar in the near future. “We put a lot of effort into the bar to fix it up and make it a lot more comfortable so it was a blessing and a curse your shut down and aren’t able to do any business or see anybody but we got a lot of work done inside,” said Sheanon Riley. While they said it was difficult to to remain closed over the past few months, it was also an opportunity for the new owners to spruce the place up. Organizers said the event was an opportunity for members to reconnect after being unable to come together due to the coronavirus. last_img read more

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Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

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CRAOBHIN 5K – RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgA number of brave runners braved the winter conditions and took themselves away from the tins of biscuits and chocolates to compete in the Craobhin 5K.More than €330 was raised which goes directly to the children’s ward of Letterkenny General Hospital. The following is a list of runners and their times. Well done to all.2728 Nathan McIlwaine 19.252719 Adrian Gaffey 19.292722 John Fuller 19.44 2708 Fionntan O’Flynn 20.462713 Brendan Callaghan 20.492726 Ben Harkin 22.062704 Colette Mc ilwaine 22.12716 Riona mc menamin 23.032711 Rory mc grenra 23.09 2732 Aidan Dorrian 23.472715 Sinead Mc Gee 24.442702 Noel mc Bride 25.072723 Evan Coleman 25.22 2727 Oisin Harkin 25.332701 Ryan Mc Fadden 26.142706 Joe Mc daid 26.17Kieran 27.062721 Grainne kerr 27.242705 Sean Douglas 27.382710 Eileen Toye 27.382709 Annette Toye 27.522703 Elaine Wilkie 27.58Oran Mc menamin 28.492731 Paula 29.372730 Carole 30.032725 Noreen 30.042729 Debra mc ilwaine 31.212720 Julie murphy 31.312714 Fiona mc Connell 33.37CRAOBHIN 5K – RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: December 29th, 2013 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)Tags:Craobhin 5kpicturesResultslast_img read more

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FRIDAY COOKING: GETTING SAUCY THIS SUMMER WITH THE NO SALT CHEF

first_imgThe words BBQ, Salad Dressing & Marinade are tossed about a lot in kitchens at this time of the year.The No Salt chef Brian McDermottBut they are foods no fridge should be without it this summerThis is an excellent dressing for salads & pastas but it also doubles up as a marinade for pork, chicken & fish. Ingredients1 Table SpoonWholegrain Mustard1 Table Spoon of Honey30 ml Cider VinegarZest & Juice of half a Lime200ml of Rapeseed OilTwist Fresh Ground Black PepperMethodWhisk together the Mustard & Honey then add the cider vinegar, slowly whisk in the rapeseed oil adding it slowly until the dressing emulsifies or thickens slightly.Add the Lime Zest and Juice with the black pepper and give the dressing one last whisk.Place the dressing in glass jar or bottle and keep in fridge for 4-5 monthsUse:As a dressing perfect for salads and cooked cold pastas.As a marinade brush onto Chicken, pork or fish prior to BBQ.Brian’s Tip:Bring along to a BBQ as a gift instead of wine. Add your own handmade label to the bottle or jar.Brush on chicken breast and pan fry on both sides for 2 minutes then transfer to oven 170 degrees c for further 6 minutes for the most succulent tasty breast of chicken ever. FRIDAY COOKING: GETTING SAUCY THIS SUMMER WITH THE NO SALT CHEF was last modified: May 7th, 2015 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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Poll: 31% of People Think They Can Predict Twitter’s Future

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The poll was from Harris Interactive in partnership with LinkedIn and surveyed more than 2000 people. Harris doesn’t know enough about RSS feeds to have an opinion about them on their own poll and press release pages, so it wasn’t until five days after publication that the LA Times tech blog discovered this latest gem.Look at these survey options, though. Would you be so presumptuous to say you think the service will grow exponentially? That it will remain limited to youth and media users? I use Twitter all day long, think about it even more than that and write about it for a living and I would check that last box saying I don’t know enough about it to have an opinion about its future.Short-form, multi-platform, hyper-public, data-minable, @ and DM-rich streaming conversation in both real time and asynchronously? That’s a new paradigm and anyone who thinks they can predict its future may be a bigger fool than the 69% of people who admitted they couldn’t.Obviously a substantial number of the 69% of respondents who don’t know enough to have an opinion said so because they simply don’t get Twitter at all. After all the media attention the service gets, does that mean that those people are stupid or that Twitter is stupid? To the degree to which either of those things are true, they don’t tell the whole story at all. The element of mystery (as opposed to cynicism) is the most exciting part of this situation. marshall kirkpatrick 69% of respondents to a new poll performed last month say they don’t know enough about Twitter to have an opinion about its future. That might sound pretty dismal after all the media attention the social network has received, but who amongst us could blame a person for not feeling qualified to comment on the future of an emerging communication paradigm? Twitter is complicated! It seems just as remarkable that 31% of people think they do know enough about Twitter to have an opinion about its future.Check out these survey options below and tell us which of those answers you’d have given if asked. Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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20 days agoArsenal boss Emery: Everyone behind Xhaka captaincy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Everyone behind Xhaka captaincyby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists captain Granit Xhaka has his and the rest of the squad’s full support.Xhaka is set to skipper the side against Bournemouth in his second match since he was announced as Arsenal’s permanent captain last week.”They (the players), with the vote, it gave him confidence and I also gave him that confidence after that,” Emery told Sky Sports.”And now – small things or big things – we are going to work individually and collectively to be strong. And also to show our supporters, and to show in our way, how we can be strong with all the players and that captain.”I also have big confidence and trust in every player, the captain [and the others] because I think now in the dressing room we have a very good spirit.” last_img read more

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3 days agoSpurs boss Pochettino: If we don’t improve – I’m sacked

first_imgSpurs boss Pochettino: If we don’t improve – I’m sackedby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is fearing the sack for the first time.Tottenham’s dismal run of form continued at the weekend after a 1-1 home draw against struggling Watford .Spurs have won just three of their 12 games this season.“If we don’t improve our performances and results, what is going to be the result? It’s always the same in football,” said Pochettino.“I understand the business, I am 47.“Why do you think I don’t have white hair? Because I don’t pay attention to any of this.“I only pay attention to the fact that we need to improve our performances.”He added: “Football is always about winning today. What happened yesterday is gone.“Managers and coaches always need to win, today and tomorrow. Sometimes we think too far ahead. People sometimes say ‘Come on gaffer you are thinking too much’. But we need to think about today.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Over 50 Persons Employed as Vector Control Workers in Hanover

first_imgStory Highlights “We have been able…to manage the dengue outbreak in these parts. This was never a parish that have significant number of cases. From January 2018 up to February 2019, we have seen 27 cases. Hanover has remain relatively calm,” he pointed out. Speaking at the Ministry of Health ‘Taking Responsibility Road Tour’, at the Walter Hall Anglican Parish Church in Lucea, Hanover, on February 21, Dr. Tufton said the workers have been providing mosquito-prevention information to residents. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says over 50 vector control workers have been employed in Hanover, to assist in the destruction of mosquito-breeding sites in the parish.Speaking at the Ministry of Health ‘Taking Responsibility Road Tour’, at the Walter Hall Anglican Parish Church in Lucea, Hanover, on February 21, Dr. Tufton said the workers have been providing mosquito-prevention information to residents.“We have been able…to manage the dengue outbreak in these parts. This was never a parish that have significant number of cases. From January 2018 up to February 2019, we have seen 27 cases. Hanover has remain relatively calm,” he pointed out.Dr. Tufton explained that so far some 8000 premises have been inspected by the vector control workers. He noted that mosquito breeding sites were found at 12 per cent of the premises inspected.“I’ve visited the workers and toured community spaces. I think the team is doing a good job and I want to commend them,” he stated.Dr. Tufton also reiterated the need for proper management of solid waste.“We are…going to have to be a little more effective in terms of managing solid waste and continuing the issue of personal responsibility. Even in the case of dengue, the challenge is not the Aedes aegypti mosquito so much, as it is how we manage solid waste, our water system and how we have to store water,” Dr. Tufton said.Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus and is endemic in Jamaica. The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Symptoms for dengue typically begin three to 14 days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a skin rash. Symptoms usually last two to seven days. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says over 50 vector control workers have been employed in Hanover, to assist in the destruction of mosquito-breeding sites in the parish.last_img read more

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Manulife sees dip in quarterly earnings due to impact of US hurricanes

first_imgTORONTO – Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC) says net income was down for the quarter as it took a significant provision related to the impacts of the U.S. hurricanes on its reinsurance business.The company says the provision amounted to $240 million for the damage caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, for its first significant loss in the business since 2011.Manulife says it had net income of $1.11 billion, or $0.54 per common share for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared with $1.12 billion or $0.55 per share for the same period last year.Company CEO Roy Gori says key growth drivers continued in the quarter, with double-digit core earnings growth in Asia and another quarter of positive net flows in its global wealth and asset management business.Earnings were, however, also tempered by lower gains from investments and the direct impact of markets, with investment-related gains coming in at $111 million compared with $297 million in the third quarter last year.As of the end of the quarter, Manulife had total assets under management and administration of $1.0 trillion, up eight per cent from Dec. 31.last_img read more

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Truck driver shortages hitting Canadas forest products sector

first_imgMONTREAL – A shortage of truck drivers is hampering the country’s forest sector as shipments have been delayed and at least one producer was forced to slow production because of a lack of wood chips.Weyerhaeuser Co. chief executive Doyle Simons said Friday that availability of transportation services has been a challenge, especially in the past quarter.“We, like other companies, are, in fact, seeing that type of tightness,” he said during a conference call about the company’s results.Simons said the company faced truck and rail disruptions, mainly in December, and took a US$10 million to US$15 million hit in the fourth quarter.“So as we move into 2018, we think that will continue to be a headwind in terms of availability but more so increasing rates both on the truck and rail side,” he told analysts.Nordbord Inc. CEO Peter Wijnbergen said during its conference call that transportation availability was a challenge during Christmas and early 2018.Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said transportation issues is something all forestry producers are talking about.“People have been talking about labour issues for awhile, it’s just getting more acute now,” he said from Vancouver.He said companies have been able to offset the pressure with higher selling prices.Shortages are a national challenge in many sectors, said Stephen Laskowski, president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.“What you’re starting to see is a capacity problem in our industry due to a truck driver shortage,” he said in an interview.Laskowski said the trucking industry is struggling to convince young people to take up the profession in sufficient numbers to replace the 10,000 truckers who retire every year.About 26 per cent of all truck drivers are over 55 years old, a larger percentage than other sectors, he said. The average age is expected to be around 50 years old by 2024.The shortage is expected to reach 34,000 or as much as 48,000 by 2024, Laskowski said. That includes about 14,000 in Ontario and about the same number in Quebec. There are currently more than 200,000 truckers working in Canada.Resolute Forest Products Inc., the world’s largest newsprint producer, said the shortage of truck drivers has impeded its ability to ship lumber from its sawmills to its paper plants.Recently-retired CEO Richard Garneau said the Montreal-based company slowed production in December after a shortage of truck drivers and harsh winter conditions resulted in a lack of wood chips at its Quebec pulp and paper mills.“Certainly there was a shortage, but we’re not the only one that is facing this reality,” he said during a Thursday conference call.The company, which also makes pulp, specialty papers and lumber, said it is trying to adjust by using larger trailers to haul the chips to paper mills and shipping more volume by rail.Bob Matters, wood council chairman for the United Steelworkers union in British Columbia, said the shortage of drivers across the country comes down to demographics.Young people aren’t attracted to working long hours, often in harsh conditions for inadequate compensation, he said. Also zero tolerance and pre-employment drug testing is eliminating many potential recruits.“That said I am not aware the shortage has actually impacted bottom lines (of forest companies),” he wrote in an email.Trucking margins are so slim that many companies are unable to reward their labour force sufficiently to entice younger workers, Laskowski said.The shortage is simply a question of supply and demand that can be addressed by better working conditions and compensation, he added.“Those that maintain the approach of the past will no doubt encounter issues.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:RFP, TSX:WYL, TSX:NBD)last_img read more

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