Good news on the vaccine, but rough months ahead

first_img– Advertisement – Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday announced that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing the disease.“What we’re hearing and what we’re seeing is that this is promising news, but it’s not the end all, be all,” said Dr. Syra Madad, senior director of the systemwide special pathogens program at New York City Health + Hospitals.There’s a timeline for when the vaccine will be available and when it can be administered, she told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Tuesday. “There’s still some time between now and then, which means that we have some very rough few months ahead of us.”- Advertisement – More than 50.9 million people have been infected with the coronavirus globally, including 10.1 million in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Cases have spiked in recent weeks as the weather turns colder, and medical experts have warned that the situation could get worse.Madad said pharmaceutical companies have said vaccines may be available by the end of 2020 for priority groups such as health-care workers, but the public won’t have access yet.- Advertisement –center_img “We’re not actually going to see the effectiveness of these vaccines played out in the general population until sometime (in) quarter two of next year, so we still have some months to go,” she said.“This is a process that is going to follow a pretty fast timeline, but certainly it is not fast enough, with the coming months and the increased number of cases that we’re seeing around the world.” The next few months will still be difficult as virus cases continue to set new daily records in the U.S., an infectious disease doctor said this week in spite of promising news from vaccine trials.That’s because a vaccine won’t be available in time to stop the flood of cases that is likely to come as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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You won’t believe how much this beach shack just sold for

first_imgPalm Beach has become a popular lifestyle destination, with few absolute beachfront opportunities left.The property is currently tenanted at $600 a week.In the past fortnight, Mr Dowker has sold close to $12 million worth of real estate on Jefferson Lane with three properties selling within metres of each other.He sold a luxurious, five-bedroom house at 225 Jefferson Lane for close to its asking price of $4.975 million and is just about to seal a deal on 241 Jefferson Lane. This beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, has just gone under contract.A TINY, original beach shack on the market for $3.25 million has just sold — making its former owners close to $1 million in just two years. The two-bedroom classic abode on 412sqm of absolute beachfront land at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, was built in the 1970s and has barely been touched since.Palm Beach is an hour’s drive from Brisbane and 10 minutes from Gold Coast Airport.The suburb has a median house price of $820,000, with prices increasing more than 10 per cent in the past 12 months, according to CoreLogic. The bathroom in the beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. The view from the beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. The living room in the beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. MORE NEWS: MEGA UNIT BIGGER THAN MOST BLOCKS MORE NEWS: QLD’S CHEAPEST GROWTH SUBURBS center_img One of the bedrooms in the beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.Selling agent Troy Dowker of Ray White-Mermaid Beach said the property had sold for circa $3 million to a local buyer, who planned to build a luxury home on the site.Records show the property last sold in 2016 for $2.25 million.But its location is priceless. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Overlooking the sand and surf, the house has panoramic coastal views from Snapper Rocks to Stradbroke Island and is within walking distance to popular cafes, shops and the local surf life saving club.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago “The top end of the market’s very firm,” Mr Dowker said.“We’re finding anything from $1.5 million to $2 million plus is selling easily.“There are a lot of high net worth individuals … and they’re quite established financially.”Palm Beach has become a popular lifestyle location and few absolute beachfront opportunities were still available. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: Location, location, location01:29 The kitchen in the beach shack at 193 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach.last_img read more

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Aki swoops in at St. Andrews

first_imgColin’s Bar Golf SocietySunday, June 18,  St. AndrewsA Flight1st Richard Griffin (4) 37pts 2nd Fred Birch (16) 36ptsB Flight1st Aki Yamamoto (21) 40pts2nd Steve Coghlan (36) 36ptsNear Pins: Colin Davis, Richard Griffin & Gary Barker.Long Putts: Greg Limond.Thirteen players were out in the comp today so we had 2 flights and 2 places in each.  The course was in reasonable condition and all went well on the front nine but then we ran into a very slow 5-ball that held us up till the end.A Flight was a tight affair with Richard Griffin just beating Fred Birch by one shot and in B Flight Aki Yamamoto, on a flying visit from the land of the rising sun, made the most of his short trip with 40 points to take victory.  Steve Coghlan came in second four points behind.Monday, June 19, Pattavia – Stableford1st Bob Stokes (17) 42pts2nd Murray Hatchford (27) 41ptsWe had just 2 groups on Monday at Pattavia, but the weather good and the course in excellent condition.There appears to be is no stopping that man Bob Stokes, even with a handicap cut he was still the man of the match with 42 points, closely followed by Murray Hatchford in second who shot a blob-free round of 41.  No near pins today due to the small group size.Wednesday, June 21, Royal Lakeside – Stableford1st Bob Stokes (16) 37pts2nd Peter Hynard (17) 35ptsThe course at Royal Lakeside was, as always, in great condition with the greens fast and true, provided you and your caddy could read them.Coming out on top yet again was Bob Stokes, this time with 37 points, followed by his playing partner Peter Hynard who just beat off the challenge of Murray Hatchbord on count back.The near pins were claimed by Colin Davis (2), Bob Stokes & Peter Hynard while the long putt award went to Murray Hatchbord.Friday, June 23, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford1st Richard Mace (28) 40pts2nd Bob Stokes (16) 38ptsWe had just 8 players today for Crystal Bay where an overnight storm had left trees down across the layout.  Apart from that the course was in good condition although the greens were a bit slow, as some of the scores reflected.Richard Mace took the challenge to Bob Stokes and won the day with a fine score of 40 points.  There was a trio of players vying for second place on 38 points but Bob Stokes edged out Mark Bamber and Tip Briney courtesy of a monster putt on the 18th for birdie.The near pins were claimed by Dave Hewson and Colin Davis.last_img read more

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Cops and Robbers

first_img2nd Barry Copestake (12) 38pts3rd Kevin Mcentee (8) 37ptsB Flight1st Gerry Hughes (22) 44pts2nd Peter Wallace (22) 42pts3rd Brian Cooper (25) 41pts Near Pins:  No 4 Jan Eriksen No 9 Kevin Mcentee No 12 Claude Harder No 16 J-P GasserWhen you read the title you probably back tracked to see if you had started reading a true crime novel, and some people might think that when they have finished.  The scribe, ever in search of the eye catching title, chose to highlight the performance of two society members who have chosen to apply their trade in the Irish Garda.Gerry Hughes (left) and Kevin Mcentee.The junior flight provided the man of the match in Ireland’s very own Gerry (C.I.D.) Hughes, as evidenced by his 44 point lashing on the field.  Gerry’s score overshadowed the fine effort of fellow Irishman Peter Wallace with 42 points, who has quickly recovered from having an angiogram removed from his leg at the local hospital.  Brian ‘Mini’ Cooper filled the flight a further shot back to end this stay with his taxi fair to the airport paid for.It should not be overlooked in a vain effort to support the above title that Irishman Kevin (detective inspector) Mcentee filled the bronze spot in the senior flight.  Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake emerged from a quiet spell to win the sliver on 38 points, as Scotland’s favorite son Mark Wood stood atop the flight with a solid 39 point return.Barry Copestake, Broadmore Bob, Billy Briton, Reg McKay and Liam McGuinness shared the 2’s pot.Monday, November 28, Royal Lakeside – StabelfordA Flight1st Conner Doyle (13) 38pts2nd Kevin Mcentee (8) 37ptsB Flight1st Liam McGuinness (16) 41pts2nd Colm Mullen (16) 34ptsThe scribe had one of is his greatest dreams come true as two of Lewiinski’s most popular players made the podium.  Ireland’s Liam McGuinness, whose 41 points was good for man of the match and top spot in B Flight, was followed up the podium steps (at last) by good friend and Fellow Irishman Colum Mullen on 34 points.  Mind you, it needed the aid of a count back verdict over the unlucky Jon White.The Irish contingent continued their assault on the podium in the flagship flight as Conner Doyle stood atop with 38 solid points, with ‘you know who’ from Co. Offaly filling out the flight to make it an Irish rout.Peter Hedenburgh, whose great, great, great uncle visited Ireland in 1672, carded the only ‘2’ of the day.Wednesday, November 30, Bangpra – StablefordA Flight1st Kevin Mcentee (8) 37pts2nd Patrick Kelly (+2) 35pts3rd Reg McKay (14) 34ptsB Flight1st Eddy Beilby (16) 42pts2nd Colum Mullen (16) 37pts3rd Maurice Swish (17) 35ptsThis midweek stint belonged to Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby as he put a 42 point lashing on the gang.  Eddy was five shots clear of Colm (can I play in B Flight please) Mullen, and a further two ahead of Maurice Swish, of whom I can only guess his nationality.In the senior flight it was the never ending story as ‘guess who’ topped the flight with 38 points?  (I will have to stop being rude to Kevin, he is just playing to good).  Kevin’s haul was two shots clear of Patrick ‘plus 2 handicapper’ Kelly and yet another in front of ‘Buckie’ boy Reg McKay.  Alas for Patrick’s father, Peter, his acumen on the course did not translate to the score card, as Reg had the better of the count back.J-P Maffrey and Terry ‘red card’ Mangan split the 2’s pot.Friday, December 2, Mountain Shadow – StablefordA Flight1st Patrick Kelly (+2) 37pts2nd Reg McKay (14) 33pts3rd Peter Kelly (8) 33ptsB Flight1st Jim Elphick (25) 36pts2nd Lew Szigligeti (19) 35pts3rd Merle Humphreys (19) 33ptsIt was off to the always intriguing Mountain Shadow for the final game of the week for the lads and lasses.Plus two handicapper Patrick Kelly must have got it right as he stood alone as the only player to better his handicap on the day.  Patrick’s 37 points was good for the man of the match and senior flight honours.  Scotland’s very own Buckie boot boy Reg McKay split the Kelly father and son partnership as his back side score bettered Peter’s in the resulting count back.Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick was top dog in the junior flight with a rock solid even par round.  Jimmy’s total was one stroke better than Lew ‘the thunder from down under’ Szigligeti while Merle Humphreys on 33 points was left to tidy up the flight.Patrick Kelly, Terry Mangan, J-P Gasser and Colm Mullen shared the 2’s pot.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided. PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, November 27, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Mark Wood (10) 39ptslast_img read more

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Noonan & West triumph at Navy

first_imgPSC Golf from the Phantom Golf SocietyMonday, Dec. 21, Plutaluang N & W – StablefordCombining with Colin’s Golf Bar we had 6 groups ready to visit Plutaluang and on a beautiful Monday morning we departed the Phantom Bar just before 9.00am and headed south.  The traffic was pretty good for a Monday and going a different way, this time past Silver Lake, we arrived at the course in the very good time of 38 minutes.  The golf course was fairly busy and we were allocated the North & West nines, which was our preference anyway and our first group got away 10 minutes earlier than our scheduled 10.30am tee time.  With no-one immediately in front of us the pace was quite good and the course was in fine shape with the greens in very good condition.Matt Noonan & Paul West. As mentioned earlier, the weather was fantastic for golf as it was not too hot and there was very little wind.  After the first nine holes it was unusual to find that all our four had 19 points each and the expectations were great with most of us playing steady golf on the back nine but nothing exceptional.  It was a very good, leisurely round with excellent company and we finished in the good time of just over four hours.We had 2 flights, A Flight for handicaps of 0 to 18 and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 19 and over.  We also had nearest the pins on 2 par threes and longest first putts on the ninth & eighteenth greens.The A Flight was well won by Matt Noonan with 41 points and big Phil Davies came second with 38, which was 1 point better than your writer, Peter “Blacky” Blackburn who finished in third place.In the B Flight it was Paul West who was declared the winner after scoring a fine 40 points, with Colin “Donkey” Davis in second spot with 37.  There were 3 golfers with 36 points so a count back was required to determine third place and that went to Marcus Earp (17 point back nine, 10 points on the last 6 holes & 6 points on the last 3 holes), with Tony Cook (17 point back nine, 10 points on the last 6 holes & 5 points on the last 3 holes) and Stu Mann (17 point back nine, 10 points on the last 6 holes & 5 points on the last 3 holes) just missing out.A Flight (0-18)1st Matt Noonan (8) 41pts2nd Phil Davies (13) 38pts3rd Peter Blackburn (14) 37ptsB Flight (19+)1st Paul West (19) 40pts2nd Colin Davis (20) 37pts3rd Marcus Earp (30) 36ptsNear Pins: N3 Alistair Gall, W8 Torben LindgaardLong Putts: N9 Sean Larner, W9 Phil DaviesNote: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Phillips back with a bang

first_imgJust back from down under, Colin Phillips with 37 points won division 2, four ahead of Steve Godfrey in second and Markuu Tynell placed third with 30.Chris Voller scored 14 on the front nine and 22 on the back to win division 1 with a level par 36 points and Terry Madsen took second after beating Paul Hartley 19/14 on the back nine, both coming in with 33 points each.Near pins went to (Div 1) Uli Bangerter, Dave Horne, Terry Madsen and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) Paul Hartley and Markuu Tynell (2).Uli Bangerter birdied Mountain 4 and Chris Voller Ocean 5 to split the ‘2’s pot in division 1 while a rollover ensued in division 2.Wednesday, June 17, Pattavia – StablefordAn almost identical cut in the two divisions as of Monday and playing off a 22 handicap, Steve Godfrey topped division 2 with 40 points while Sasha Culakovski trailed in second with 36.Chris Voller once again won the premier flight, this time with 38 points, and the Air Bus A380 pilot Tony Bless came second some way back on 29.Near pins were claimed by (Div 1) Jerry Sweetnam and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) Steve GodfreyThere were no ‘2’s today in either division so rollovers to Pattaya C.C. on Monday.Friday, June 19, Eastern Star – StablefordWhat a difference a week makes to the condition of a course, with rain almost every day here the fairways are a lot greener and the ground, where it used to be very hard and burnt, is almost back to normal.  There were a couple of spongy patches and a few worm casts on the course but there was no ‘pick, clean and place’ ruling coming in to play today.The cut was set at 8-17 in division 1 and Iain Walsh won it with just 33 points, ahead of Bill Bertram in second on 32 and Tony Thorne third with 31.Steve Godfrey’s 32 points was the best score in the second division, with the golf organizer taking second place one point behind and Joe Kubon third on 29.Near pins went to (Div 1) Arthur Hancock and Chris Voller, and (Div 2) Joe Kubon, Tony Thorne and Iain Walsh.There were no ‘2’s in division 1 but with two rollovers in division 2 Tony Thorne birdied the 6th to scoop the pot. Jomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, June 15, Phoenix – StablefordIt was the Mountain and Ocean nines again as the Lakes course is totally under renovation, we could not believe the amount of work going on with new greens and fairways on all holes being constructed.There were two divisions out as always at this time of the year and the cut was set at 8-17 and 19+ in division 2.  It was a pleasant day here with the temperature not to overpowering as of late and the course was in good condition.Colin Phillips.last_img read more

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Learning To Ride At Highland Farm

first_imgStory and photos by Art Petrosemolo ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It’s early September at Highland Farm. Shannon Cunneff, the Farm’s manager and head instructor works with 9-year old Winter Tietjen and her new pony named Poker.From the other side of the outdoor riding ring, she offered encouragement to Winter.“Eyes up! Shoulders back! Shorten you reins, close your knees,” Cunneff said.Winter moved Poker from a walk to a trot and into a canter following her instructor’s urging and then confidently over two jumps, breaking into a big smile as she heard Cunneff’s generous praise.Highland Farm was buzzing on this Saturday as youngsters caught up on lessons at the start of the fall riding and show season, with Cunneff and instructor Grace Smith scheduled to work with several students. Close to 20 ponies and horses, some owned by the farm and many personally owned, call the Highland Farm home.Highland’s riding facility includes grooming stalls, a tack room, feed and laundry room and an indoor wash stall with heat lamps plus large indoor and outdoor riding rings with jumps. It’s all part of a 70-acre tract with paddocks, fields, ponds and riding trails in the midst of Monmouth County, not far from Sandy Hook Bay.Winter Tietjen and Poker under the watchful eye of Shannon Cunneff.Instructors Cunneff and Smith have ridden and competed on show ponies and horses since they were children and relate to the pre-teens and teens under their care. They take riding seriously and help both novices and experienced young riders hone their skills. Along with years of experience, Cunneff is is certified through the United States Hunter Jumper Association as a professional trainer.Private lessons last about 30 minutes but students don’t just mount and ride. They are taught to tack their mounts (saddle and bridle their equine partner), under the watchful eye of an instructor and do so before every lesson prior to heading to the ring. Working with their pony teaches responsibility and helps create a strong bond between horse and rider, the instructors say.Cunneff and Smith give upwards of 50 lessons a week and coach their students at shows usually on Sundays in New Jersey and as far away as Florida and Vermont. Spring and fall are the busiest at Highland Farm, as it offers the best riding weather here at the Jersey shore.About half of the students are first-timers and some have family members who ride or who rode in the past. “Young girls outnumber the boys learning to ride,” Cunneff said, “and they gain great confidence in the process.”Youngsters start their riding adventure on a pony which is more “their size and much easier to control while you learn than mounting a big,1000-pound horse and being a long way from the ground,” she explained. Some riders stay with ponies throughout their riding and competition career. Highland Farm specializes in training its riders for hunter-jumper competition.Winter Tietjen gets saddle and tact in preparation for her riding less at Highland Farm.Many children get their first introduction to riding in one of Highland Farm’s several summer camps. “We can put a child on a pony at age six or seven,” Cunneff said, “although we have had five year olds who wanted to get on their first pony and take lessons.”Learning to care for the ponies they ride adds to the riding experience, the instructors believe. “We want to see a bond between horse and rider,” Cunneff said, and that comes with learning to tack the horse, walk it, and brush it down as part of their time here at the Farm. The bond happens quickly,” Cunneff smiled, “and it isn’t long before our serious students are talking to their parents about having their own pony.”Cunneff and Smith said learning to ride and competing in shows helps youngsters think and focus, and being responsible for a pony helps them mature. “Our kids compete in lots of shows,” Cunneff said, “and winning ribbons is fun and something we celebrate but not something we focus exclusively on. We encourage students ‘to ride for the ride and not for the ribbon’ and enjoy the experience.”The instructors and parents said that students develop very strong friendships with fellow riders at Highland Farm. “With a common focus and goals, there is very little pettiness here, all agree. The kids become friends and stay friends,” Cunneff stressed.Along with lessons, Cunneff overseas the care of the horses including visits from the veterinarian, farrier and equine dentist. A staff of grooms and stable hands works with her to keep equine residents happy, fit and healthy, and the facility a showplace for riders, their parents and visitors.“I’ve been riding since I was as old as my students,” Cunneff said, “and truly enjoy passing along the skills I’ve learned. I take great pride in watching these young riders progress. It’s a terrific career and I enjoy coming to work every day.” Cunneff smiled, as she turned and reminded Winter to keep her shoulders back as Poker glided over the fences a second time.last_img read more

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Weekend Nor’easter Pummels Two River Area

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |Some low lying locations in the Two River area saw some of their worst flooding since Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene during last weekend’s nor’easter, and heavy sea conditions claimed the life of a man off the coast of Sandy Hook.On Sunday the Coast Guard announced that it had suspended its search for a man who tumbled overboard from a container ship near Sandy Hook Saturday.A section of Rumson was flooded Saturday morning, like other low-lying areas in the Two River area. Photo by Bart LentiniOfficials said the unidentified 35-year-old man was reportedly not wearing a life vest when he fell into the Ambrose Channel at approximately 8:30 a.m. Coast Guard crews combed the local oceanic waters for more than 24 hours and searched more than 460 square miles before suspending the search, an organized effort that included the deployment of two helicopters, a fixed-wing aircraft and an 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Shrike vessel ported at Sandy Hook.Watery End For Mercedes-BenzIn neighboring Atlantic Highlands, the borough shut down three main thoroughfares in the municipality’s west side near Many Mind Creek, a natural waterway which is fed by rainwater from the borough and neighboring Middletown Township.According to Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny, West Highlands Avenue, Center Avenue and Bay Avenue were closed by 9:15 a.m. due to extensive flooding.“We estimated that the storm surge was between two and three feet,” Hubeny said, noting that a sailboat in the Atlantic Highlands Marina had come loose from its moorings and bay waters were observed cresting over the marina’s boat ramp.One unfortunate Mercedes-Benz driver suffered damage to their vehicle after attempting to power through floodwaters on Bay Avenue, according to Hubeny, who said it was the only vehicle that was reported to have suffered damage in town.‘Could’ve Been Worse’ in MiddletownMiddletown Office of Emergency Management director, Charlies Rogers, said the Port Monmouth section of the municipality was most severely impacted by the tidal flooding with 10 roadways near the eastern portions of Main Street and Church Street surrounding Compton Creek under water.Monmouth Beach neighborhood under water. Photo courtesy Jack Flaherty PhotographyRogers was thankful the rainwaters were less abundant than initially predicted. “The rain was minor and we didn’t get the amount that was talked about. We did get the heavy winds in the 40 to 45 mph range. But we never got the predicted amount of rain. It could have been much worse. Basically, we were darn lucky,” he said.Rogers said there were four to five streets in Belford and three more roadways near the Leonardo State Marina – Concord Avenue, Burlington Avenue and Beach Avenue – that were closed.West Park Flooded In RumsonWind gusts estimated near 60 mph brought down several trees around Rumson, while low-lying areas near the Shrewsbury River were impacted by severe flooding, according to borough administrator Thomas S. Rogers.In Rumson, some streets were inundated. Photo by Bart LentiniRogers said areas in both the north and south side of the borough received notable flooding, but it was the West Park section of town near the Sea Bright bridge that was hit the hardest.“The flooding followed the Stevens Institute prediction for flooding in the area of the Shrewsbury River. This is the system we use to monitor situations like this, and it was right on the money,” said Rogers, who added that floodwaters reached an elevation of feet feet above the national mean high water on the NAVD88 Datum scale.It’s probably the most severe flooding we’ve had since Sandy,” Rogers said.This article was first published in the Nov. 1-7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 2, 2017

first_imgMIDNIGHT STORM IS DEFINITE FOR BIG ‘CAP Philip D’Amato641371120%48%$816,940 Peter Miller802220828%63%$1,176,315 Tiago Pereira801091013%36%$330,815 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SANTA ANITA’S GRASS COURSE COULDN’T BE GREENERWhat a View, on target for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile a week from Saturday, will be running on a grass course that drew rave reviews from Kenny Black.“It’s a great turf course,” the trainer said. “It’s taken all that rain and still looks wonderful. It’s as good a turf course as I’ve ever seen.”Probables for the Kilroe include Bal a Bali, Bolo, Conquest Enforcer, Flamboyant, Papacoolpapacool, Ring Weekend, War Envoy and What a View. Flamboyant worked six furlongs on the main track Thursday in a bullet 1:12.20 for Paddy Gallagher. Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Victor Espinoza47912719%60%$643,797 MIDNIGHT STORM TO WORK FOR BIG ‘CAP            Midnight Storm will run in the Santa Anita Handicap a week from Saturday, March 11, and not in the Dubai World Cup March 25, Phil D’Amato confirmed Thursday morning.“We’re running in the Big ‘Cap,” the trainer said. “We made the decision yesterday for sure. The horse is going well and depending on weather, he could breeze Sunday or Monday.”Probable for the 80th Santa Anita Handicap, a Grade I, $750,000 race for older horses at a mile and a quarter: Follow Me Crev, Gangster, Hard Aces, Hi Happy, Imperative, Isotherm, Midnight Storm, Shaman Ghost and Twentytwentyvision. Jerry Hollendorfer9618111919%50%$1,338,488 Martin Pedroza8610161512%48%$461,198 ECLIPSE CHAMP CASTELLANO RIDES ‘KOBE’ Flavien Prat16839253123%57%$2,570,699 Tyler Baze17833372019%51%$1,525,266 Kent Desormeaux10121121021%43%$1,268,091 UNIQUE BELLA READY FOR SANTA YSABEL Vladimir Cerin3587623%60%$284,064 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 26) Mike Smith38133934%66%$1,252,159 Bob Baffert4496720%50%$886,151 Peter Eurton4495520%43%$489,669center_img Joseph Talamo1101691715%38%$524,503 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMP CASTELLANO AT SANTA ANITAJavier Castellano, winner of an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding jockey the last four years, invades Santa Anita a week from Saturday, March 11, to ride Kobe’s Back in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs for trainer Peter Eurton.Kobe’s Back, who last raced June 25, 2016, finishing third in the Triple Bend, worked six furlongs in 1:13.13 on Santa Anita’s “good” main track before Sunday’s first race.A six-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Flatter owned by the C R K Stable, millionaire Kobe’s Back has a 5-3-4 record from 20 starts with earnings of $1,036,250.Castellano, whose agent is former Santa Anita Racing Department official Mike Lakow, won the Eclipse in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The 39-year-old native of Venezuela has 4,625 career wins and $271,934,924 in purse earnings. Santiago Gonzalez9711141211%38%$506,762 Edwin Maldonado5096718%44%$290,180 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.82138816%35%$648,020 Corey Nakatani5486515%35%$465,131 William Spawr23102343%65%$283,951 John Sadler43791016%60%$471,964 Mark Glatt55911716%49%$400,915 Richard Baltas9416171517%51%$872,657 VERSATILE UNIQUE BELLA ON RAIL FOR SANTA YSABEL            Unique Bella will have to overcome two firsts in Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies: breaking from the rail and going a mile and a sixteenth.It should make no never mind for the budding superstar filly, winner of her last three races by a combined margin of 26 ½ lengths, who is using the Santa Ysabel as a prep for the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 8.“She can adapt to any situation,” said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. “She can be on the lead or sit off it. She’s schooled well for the race and ready to go.”The Santa Ysabel, race six of 10: Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 1-5; Tap It All, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Spooky Woods, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Mistressofthenight, Corey Nakatani, 30-1; What What What, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Noted and Quoted, Martin Garcia, 6-1; and Abel Tasman, Joe Talamo, 5-1. Stewart Elliott11612141610%36%$603,802 Doug O’Neill10913221912%50%$1,097,551 BLACK CALLS SANTA ANITA TURF ‘BEST EVER’ FINISH LINES: Today’s pro sports parlay: Kopitar, a three-year-old son of Shackleford making his debut in the fifth race, is named for Los Angeles’ Kings Captain Anze Kopitar, while Catfish Hunter, a three-year-old son of Grazen named for the Hall of Fame pitcher, makes his first start in the sixth race. Kopitar, trained by Phil D’Amato, is 4-1 on Jon White‘s morning line, while Catfish Hunter, conditioned by Steve Miyadi, is 7-2 . . . Five of the six three-year-old fillies entered in today’s second race finished second through sixth in their last race, the California Cup Oaks here on Jan. 28 . . .  All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last. There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6. TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux3473521%44%$446,760last_img read more

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Lakers notes: Old vets get new life off bench

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams are back in service. The Lakers dusted them off, inflated their tires and put them back on the road, they way they would an old bike in the garage. Surprisingly enough, they still run pretty well. McKie and Williams, two veteran guards buried at the end of the Lakers’ bench for much of the season, have provided valuable minutes in recent games. “We had to make some changes, and we didn’t have many (options),” Jackson said. “We had to go with some veterans who know how to play. You know if things come their way, they’re going to shoot.” McKie and Williams have been efficient, if not dynamic. McKie had not taken a shot this season before Friday but is 3 for 3 from the field and has totaled six rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes. Williams is 6 for 11 from the field, for 13 points in 51 minutes, and has three steals and four assists. “They’re both getting into game shape and starting to feel the things that come naturally to them,” Jackson said. “They’re going to fill gaps we need and then we will see about getting the young guys back in there. There are 13 or 14 guys on the roster who can contribute for us and we feel good about that.” Injury update: Maurice Evans, whose knee swelled after a collision with Utah’s Matt Harpring on Monday, had fluid drained from the knee Wednesday morning and did not practice. Evans, who also did not practice Tuesday, is considered day to day, according to a team spokesman. Also uncertain for Friday is the status of Luke Walton, who might return from a sprained ankle. Walton practiced for a second consecutive day and went through a more vigorous 5-on-5 workout. Afterward, he reported feeling well and repeated his hope that he will be able to return Friday against Sacramento. “It’s too early to decide, but that’s what I’m hoping for,” Walton said. “My legs and lungs feel a lot better. Now I have to get my strength back and my explosion back.” Kwame Brown, also out with a sprained ankle, is not expected to return until next week. Walton wants to play, but even if he feels he can, the decision will be Jackson’s to make. “I don’t know if I’d play him at the level he’s at right now,” Jackson said. “Right now he doesn’t have the power and strength he would like to have, but that can change over the next couple days.” Kobe Bryant, who has had throat and elbow issues this week, went through only a light workout. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In the past three games, Williams has averaged 17 minutes and McKie has averaged 11.7minutes. With young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic dealing with consistency issues, coach Phil Jackson indicated that he’s likely to give Williams, 31, and McKie, 34, sustained playing time into March. The idea, born out of a six-game losing streak, seems to have given new life to the Lakers’ backcourt. last_img read more

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