Wall comes between friends, city officials

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – A 6-foot-high concrete wall now divides longtime neighbors and friends Councilman Ron Kernes and Planning Commissioner Jane McEntee. McEntee, who has lived next door to Kernes for 24 years, filed for a building permit to put the wall around her property, and weeks later she was served with a summons from Kernes’ attorney to appear in court on Tuesday. Kernes does not want her to build the wall because it would restrict the width of his driveway to 8 feet, and he says he won’t be able to park his motor home and boat there if it is that narrow. According to her attorney, McEntee said she had allowed Kernes to extend his driveway into her property on the condition that she could change it back at any time. Until McEntee applied for a building permit with the city to build the wall, Kernes said they were good friends. In 2002, he appointed her to the Planning Commission. “Until two weeks ago, we were friends,” said Kernes. “I trusted her so much, she had a key to my house. She took care of my plants and cat, and I would do the same for her.” On Tuesday, Kernes’ attorney, John Caballero, asked a judge for a restraining order to keep McEntee from building the wall until a preliminary injunction hearing takes place. “We’re just asking to maintain the status quo until the litigation process is over,” said Caballero. “What is the harm to the defendant in not changing what has existed for 24 years?” McEntee’s attorney, Keith Klein, said the bottom line is that the property in question belongs to McEntee. “What’s not in dispute is that the portion of the property where my client wants to build a wall is her property,” said Klein. Judge Raul Sahagun granted a temporary restraining order barring McEntee from building the wall until a preliminary injunction hearing on March 3. Klein said McEntee wants to build the wall for privacy. “She’s been kind enough to allow him to park there for 20 years,” said Klein. Kernes said he tried to resolve the problem before contacting an attorney, but McEntee didn’t return his calls. “It’s going to cost everybody a lot of money, and no matter who wins – we both lose the friendship,” Kernes said. “That’s the troubling part. I’ve treated her son like my son since he was 3 years old. This is like an extended family.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ebbsfleet goalkeeper jumps into crowd to confront abusive fans, Boreham Wood respond

first_imgThere was chaos at the end of Boreham Wood’s 0-0 draw with Ebbsfleet at Meadow Park in the National League.When the full-time whistle sounded, Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore jumped in with the home supporters in an attempt to confront abusive fans. Not the worst 0-0 I’ve been to, but things certainly livened up after the match when the Ebbsfleet keeper decided to jump into the home end and take on the Wood Army!— Steve Pye (@1980sSportsBlog) November 17, 2018Fans were shocked at what they witnessed and one even tweeted: “Never witnessed a scene like that, Ebbsfleet keeper has done an absolute Cantona, jumping the hoardings into the fans,” in reference to Manchester United forward Eric Cantona’s scuffle with Crystal Palace fans in 1995.Boreham Wood report say the situation was contained when “two sensible home fans and our quick response stewards restrained the irate ‘keeper and averted any actual trouble from occurring.”A few days earlier, Eastleigh fan Martin Lombardi was fined £650 and ordered to pay £600 compensation to Ashmore for shouting foul language towards the Ebbsfleet goalkeeper during a match in April. He was also told to pay £300 costs and £65 victim surcharge.However, the club have said there was no element of racial abuse from their fans on Saturday. Never witnessed a scene like that, Ebbsfleet keeper has done an absolute Cantona, jumping the hoardings into the fans. If a fan had jumped on the pitch, they’d have been arrested. He can’t be all there, head gone!— Tom Laskowski (@tom_laskowski) November 17, 2018 Ugly schemes at the end of the game as Ebbsfleet keeper Nathan Ashmore jumped into the Boreham Wood fans on the whistle.Plenty of other players from both sides followed, not clear how things started or who was & wasn’t playing peacemaker.FT: @BOREHAM_WOODFC 0 @EUFCofficial 0 pic.twitter.com/VzNKUUdffW— Ollie Bayliss (@Ollie_Bayliss) November 17, 2018 REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 REVEALED REVEALED ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 But there’s a fracas in the crowd now. Referee trying to restore order with players standing by close in.— Ebbsfleet United FC (@EUFCofficial) November 17, 2018 “We have ascertained from our enquiries, that some supporters behind the goal were calling him a ‘nonce,’ and commenting on his weight, as he went about his normal goalkeeping duties, and especially when he took his goal kicks.“We genuinely wish to apologise to Nathan and want to reassure people, that though this incident was hurtful to him as an individual, and is not acceptable – it was in no way racial, as some fans have speculated.“In truth, the make up of our club, our squad, our staff and the fact that we reside in cosmopolitan North London and South Herts, would make that accusation quite ridiculous. As a club, we have prided ourselves and ensured over many, many years, that our employment policies regarding our day to day staff, our playing staff and the make up of our coaching staff and academy scholars, that we are a totally inclusive organisation. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice Popular Football News RANKED “We are totally colour blind, gender blind and do not tolerate any form of religious bigotry. We simply look for the right people, with the correct attitude, discipline and desire, whenever we employ staff. We would also operate a zero tolerance of any supporter found guilty of any racial overtones. In light of the incident today, we can only give you any further facts, as and when they are verified.“We will neither blow the situation up nor will we play it down. We already recognise, that It is not acceptable for any goalkeeper to be called names – as such, our football safety officer began a thorough investigation and that investigation started directly after today’s game.“We do however feel that it was a shame that Nathan felt compelled to jump the safety barrier, as it inflamed the situation. It was a situation that could have been much better controlled, if he had simply pointed out the name callers to a steward – as his actions put himself and others in harms way. That said, we do understand that logical thinking when emotions are running high, is not always possible. shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Nathan Ashmore jumped into where the Boreham Wood fans were standing to confront the abusive supporters MONEY BEST OF The goalkeeper was restrained, preventing the incident from escalating even further “Luckily, we can report, after the chief steward’s debrief, was that two sensible home fans and our quick response stewards restrained the irate ‘keeper and averted any actual trouble from occurring. The fact other players from both sides felt the need to get a closer look is also regrettable – but for all those who watch football, that was nothing more than we see every week, when the handbag brigade start to push and shove each other at a corner and nothing more…“We are though asking for anyone who saw this incident, or anyone who has footage or information to come forward in confidence and give a statement to our football safety officer. We will ensure that any supporter found to be behaving in a manner not conducive to an inclusive family club – will be banned immediately.”last_img read more

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS AND PARKING GUIDELINES RELEASED FOR DONEGAL GAME IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgDonegal v Monaghan takes place in O’Donnell Park this Sunday, March 2nd and the following traffic restrictions will be in place:O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.Road closure at Blacks Junction (Bottom of Convent Road) from 12:30pm.Access only to residents of Ballymacool/Kirkstown/Conwal, vehicles with passes, disabled drivers and match officials. Non match traffic will be diverted at Dunnes Stores/Station House roundabout via Oldtown.Match traffic will be diverted into Retail Parks car parks and LYIT car park. There will be some signs at various Car Parks for match parking.Shuttle bus service from The Station House Hotel / Old Dunnes Stores to O’Donnell Park.No parking for match traffic at GAA ground. No parking on Kirkstown road near GAA grounds or in vicinity of Ballymacool Woods. Non match traffic from Glenties direction will be diverted at Newmills via Rockhill from 1pm. Local residents, HGVs and buses will be permitted access.Match traffic from Glenties direction will be diverted into local car parks. When these car parks are approaching capacity match traffic from Glenties direction will be turned at Glenties side of O’Donnell Park and parked on left hand side of road outbound.Please follow the directions of Match Stewards and an Garda Síochana at all times. TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS AND PARKING GUIDELINES RELEASED FOR DONEGAL GAME IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:donegalMonaghanO’Donnell ParkRESTRICTIONSlast_img read more

On board the Airbus A350

first_imgThe Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition encourages students to think about the future of the aerospace industry. It’s no secret that Airbus touts itself as the comfort manufacturer of the industry and the greatest example of this is its A350 XWB (extra wide body).  With six inches more width across the fuselage than one of its competitors the 787, it argues that there is a greater feeling of space.AirlineRatings.com took the opportunity to go onboard this impressive new aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show.Upon boarding and walking through business class, the noticeable difference is the absence of overhead storage bins in the centre and the subsequent feeling of space.A redesign of the storage bins says Airbus means all luggage can easily fit into just the bins above the windows.VIDEO : See on board video here.The standard, business class layout features 42 lay flat seats that have a 42 inch seat pitch. In economy, seats have a 5 inch recline and 31 inch seat pitch and feature high definition 12 inch seat back screens.  Airbus like to promote their standard 18 inch seat width which is 1 inch more than the standard seats on the Boeing 787, it’s direct competitor it claims. However that all depends upon how many seats an airline fits to its 787s.Of course, it’s ultimately up to the airline what seat width and pitch it wants. It’s a trade-off between seat density and comfort but all 7 Airbus A350 operators have left their economy seats at the 18 inch recommended. Personal space is further enhanced by vertical sidewalls (see below), large windows and most importantly, unnoticeable inflight entertainment boxes meaning every passenger gets the full amount of foot space – a massive leap forward in economy comfort. The aircraft also has seven separate temperature zones meaning they can customise the temperature with a lower temperature in the main cabin where there are more people and a higher temperature in business class and crew areas where there is simply less body heat. In addition to this, the air is renewed every two minutes and pressurized to an equivalent 6000ft altitude to help passengers arrive refreshed.Bathrooms are more hygienic than ever with touchless features, ambient sounds and appropriate LED lighting.For the cabin crew it’s comfort on a whole new level with a spacious, functional galley and impressive crew rest area. The Airbus representative also reminded us of one last thing…. ‘Remember to whisper… this is the quietest cabin in the sky’.last_img read more

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear WOTUS Rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a case successfully argued by Ohio’s Solicitor Eric Murphy, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Cincinnati has determined that it has jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Clean Water Rule (WOTUS Rule) proposed by the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers. The Rule expands the geographic extent of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) that are subject to the Clean Water Act. A brief backgroundWhen the agencies published the final WOTUS Rule last summer, dozens of parties and 31 states, including Ohio, filed challenges in nine federal district courts and eight federal courts of appeal. The filings raised an immediate uncertainty about whether federal district courts or federal courts of appeal have jurisdiction to review the Rule. Despite this uncertainty, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction that prevented the Rule’s application in the 13 states that were involved in that district’s litigation. Other district courts in West Virginia and Georgia declined to issue injunctions and instead ruled that they did not have jurisdiction to review the Rule. A federal panel consolidated the cases filed before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the challenge by the State of Ohio. The Sixth Circuit first issued a nationwide stay of the WOTUS Rule last October before turning to the jurisdictional challenges raised by the EPA and Army Corps.The Sixth Circuit’s fractured opinionThe decision on jurisdiction issued by the Sixth Circuit’s three judge panel is not harmonious. Judge McKeague wrote the court’s opinion and based jurisdiction on two of seven provisions in the Clean Water Act that grant appellate court jurisdiction to review EPA actions: subsection 1369 (b)(1)(E) for actions “approving or promulgating any effluent limitation or other limitation” under certain sections of the Act and subsection 1369(b)(1)(F), for actions issuing or denying National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Judge McKeague relies on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that interprets the “other limitations” language in 1369 (b)(1)(E) to include limitations that “indirectly” produce limitations on point source operators and permit issuing authorities. He also cites the Sixth Circuit’s earlier decision in National Cotton Council v. U.S. EPA to conclude that agency actions “issuing or denying” an NPDES permit under 1369(b)(1)(F) include actions creating “regulations governing the issues of permits” and “rules that regulate NPDES permitting procedures,” such as the WOTUS Rule.A concurring opinion written by Judge Griffin agrees only with the requirement to follow the Sixth Circuit’s previous decision in National Cotton Council. Judge Griffin clarifies that he is bound by but does not agree with the court’s reasoning in that case, and would not otherwise accept jurisdiction under subsections 1369(b)(1)(E) or (F). In a dissenting opinion, Judge Keith agrees with the concurring opinion that neither subsection 1369(b)(1)(E) or (F) grants an appeals court jurisdiction in regards to the WOTUS Rule. Judge Keith also argues that Judge McKeague mistakenly relies upon and overly broadens the National Cotton Council decision, which he believes does not apply to the WOTUS Rule.ImplicationsDespite the disagreements between the Sixth Circuit Court judges, the decision means that the nationwide stay of the WOTUS Rule remains in effect and the court will proceed to hear the circuit’s consolidated cases that challenge the WOTUS Rule. The court’s decision on jurisdiction applies only to the states within the Sixth Circuit—Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Given the range of reasoning in the Sixth Circuit’s decision, other federal courts could reach differing decisions on the question of which court has jurisdiction over the cases. If so, we can expect a request for the United States Supreme Court to review the jurisdictional issue. As we expected, the WOTUS Rule challenges will be with us for quite some time.Read the Sixth Circuit’s opinion for In re: U.S. Dep’t of Defense & U.S. Envtl. Protection Agency Final Rule: Clean Water Rule at http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/16a0045p-06.pdf.last_img read more

Convert Power Windows to Bezier Curves in DaVinci Resolve 12

first_imgPower windows can now be converted to Bezier curves in DaVinci Resolve 12. Learn how to use this timesaving feature.Colorists use tons of power windows in typical sessions. However, using a standard circle or polygon shape can sometimes “give away” especially extreme corrections. Bezier curves provide finer control by having the ability to add additional points without the jagged edges of the polygonal shape. Bezier softness around each point can be controlled as well, and with their amorphous shapes, they run less risk of being found out by the audience.In a brand new feature in DaVinci Resolve 12, power windows can now be converted to Bezier curves with the click of a button. This can help you to work faster in session. Let’s take the image below. Perhaps we want to treat the window differently than we want to treat the subject, a normal usage of power windows.The client has called out the window as being a bit too blue. Normally, the colorist would create a power window to address this concern.Our workflow will be to generate a power window using one of the standard shapes, and then convert it to a Bezier curve for further modification. I’ve found the simpler shapes to be faster to control, and after getting the window into a place we generally want, we can then add nuance by converting the circle to a Bezier shape. Let’s start with a circular power window.Circles can be faster because the softening affects the entire shape, unlike the polygonal window where each of the four corners has its own softening. Circles are also great to use for ovoid human faces. Draw the general shape, but don’t increase the softening, as converting to a Bezier object will reset any softening information.I’ve drawn the general shape of the window we’ll be tweaking to affect the window and exclude the subject’s shoulder. I’ve made the window a bit warmer, but we want to make sure this correction doesn’t affect him. When an approximate shape has been drawn, click the contextual menu within the Window palette (it looks like three dots) and select Convert to Bezier at the bottom.Click the contextual menu on the top-right of the Window panel (circled in blue) and select Convert to Bezier (also circled). A new window with Bezier points replaces the circular window, allowing for much finer control. Now is the time to adjust the Inside and Outside Softness to make sure our correction blends into the image.From here, we have ultimate control of the new power window, using the circular window as a general starting point, enabling us to work faster. What are your favorite timesaving features in DaVinci Resolve 12? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

TNT overcomes Alaska, Henton’s big game

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “The players just made the right plays and big plays,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.Castro capped off his brilliant showing with a clutch triple that gave TNT a 107-103 edge with 35.8 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTNT overcame a monster effort by import LaDontae Henton, who had 42 points and 22 rebounds for Alaska, which blew a 95-82 lead with 7:01 remaining.Henton, however, missed a potential game-winning jumper as time ran out. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant PBA IMAGESTNT rose from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Alaska, 107-106, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro just missed a triple-double with 23 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists for the KaTropa, who bounced back from a sorry loss to the San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Pacio sees potential title fight if victorious in ONE Macau tilt The Aces just couldn’t catch a break as their woes continued with their losing skid now at 12 games dating back to last conference.Calvin Abueva played his first game for Alaska since his mysterious disappearance and notched a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.Michael Craig Jr. led TNT, which hiked its record to 2-1, in scoring with 28 points while Roger Pogoy added 25 points.Alaska dropped to 0-4 this conference, joining Kia at the bottom of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Public-Private Partnership for the Construction of Housing for Health Workers

first_img Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a public/private partnership proposal, is being examined for the construction of accommodations for healthcare professionals at certain locations.Dr. Tufton explained that such an arrangement will require the injection of funds from an investor to develop the housing facilities.“So we would secure private participation in the financing and building of the accommodations with a long-term financing arrangement that would see the lease payments by the tenants occupying the facility,” he said.The Health Minister was speaking with JIS NEWS, ahead of a tour at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on June 16.Dr. Tufton pointed out that he will begin examination of the proposal in the coming weeks.He noted that the St. Thomas-based Hospital, with its 26-acres of land, is an ideal location that could benefit from this arrangement, in addition to other areas, “as housing is a big issue for healthcare professionals”.The sentiment was also shared by Senior Medical Officer (SMO) for the facility, Dr. Cecil Batchelor, who said staff members were lost periodically due to the absence of housing.“I have 16 doctors and of that number, I think 13 of them live in Kingston. Whenever we have a disaster pending, such as a hurricane, I have to find ways of housing them so that I have enough doctors in case we get cut-off because we do from time-to-time. So housing is very important,” he said.Meanwhile, addressing other issues, Dr. Tufton said he would be examining the needs of the hospital for more incubators for newborns as well as the reasons for the delay in completion in the expansion of the accident and emergency building.The expansion project is said to cost approximately $143million.In an update on the construction of the new 220-bed western hospital for children and adolescents, on the grounds of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James, Dr. Tufton said he expects ground to be broken before the end of the current financial year.He said a team from China is in the island for four weeks examining plans and designs for the hospital’s construction.He also informed that work will commence this year to upgrade Type B hospitals to Type A. Among them include: St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine and the Mandeville Regional Hospital.Type A facilities provide comprehensive secondary and tertiary health care services and are the final referral points for public and private hospitals.Situated in the larger urban centres, Type B hospitals provide primary and secondary care services, including inpatient and outpatient services in general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, and anaesthetics. X-ray and laboratory services are usually available.While on the tour of the 62 year-old St. Thomas facility, Dr. Tufton visited the laboratory, accident and emergency section under development, the x-ray and paediatric departments, kitchen and male and female wards, among other areas. Dr. Tufton explained that such an arrangement will require the injection of funds from an investor to develop the housing facilities. Story Highlights “So we would secure private participation in the financing and building of the accommodations with a long-term financing arrangement that would see the lease payments by the tenants occupying the facility,” Dr. Tufton said. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a public/private partnership proposal, is being examined for the construction of accommodations for healthcare professionals at certain locations. last_img read more