first_imgRED BANK—The Borough of Red Bank has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure to resident on several streets.A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street has resulted in the advisory for residents living on Spring Street, between Elm Place and Tower Hill Avenue; Manor Drive; and Harding Road, between Horace Place and Tower Hill Avenue.Borough officials note that the advisory is a standard precaution, taken whenever pressure is lost in municipal pipes because of a main break.As a precaution, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires the borough to issue the following advisory: The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat of the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.  Therefore, until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption;  drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth.  Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.We also recommend the following steps:*Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;*Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;*Rinse hand-washed dishes for one minute in diluted bleach (one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;*Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;*Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;*Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;*Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.The Red Bank Water Utility is addressing the issue and it is expected that the precautionary measure will be over in the next 24 hours. Borough officials will notify residents as soon as the advisory is liftedAnyone with questions may call 732-530-2770.last_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA – Only one player in NFL history has recorded an interception and multiple sacks in the same Super Bowl.That player had been unemployed since Sept. 1 until the Raiders signed him on Monday.Kony Ealy, who tallied an interception, forced fumble and three sacks for the Panthers in a 24-10 Super Bowl loss to Peyton Manning’s Broncos in 2016, is the latest to hop on the Raiders’ defensive end turnstyle.He trotted off the practice field with assistant defensive line coach Marco Coleman …last_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgThe Indian elections that kicked off last Thursday are a democratic exercise the likes of which the world has never seen. In the world’s largest democratic practice, around 900 million voters – more than the combined population of all the European countries, across 543 constituencies will cast their votes to decide the fate of political parties. The media coverage, like every election season, is being ruled by opinion polls. Surveyors and pollsters have jumped into the maze of deciphering future election results by making use of statistical models that forecast the vote share and the seat share of political parties based on surveys conducted among electorates. These forecasts have become fodder for everyday conversation. Also Read – A special kind of bondHowever, it is difficult to trust the results of opinion polls as the results differ significantly from poll to poll. Given this situation, many researchers have examined the results of opinion polls and claimed that they have failed repeatedly to predict election outcomes. A recent study presented in the book ‘The Verdict’ demonstrates that the success rate of such polls in estimating the number of seats that the winning party may bag is just 62 per cent. On similar lines, a study conducted by India Today raised concerns over the fact that day by day, opinion polls are drifting away from reality. One of the main findings of that analysis is that the errors in predicting Lok Sabha elections are on the rise since 1998-99. Also Read – Insider threat managementIn such a situation where the gap between opinion poll predictions and actual outcomes is widening, it is important to have a better statistical model in place to make sense of what factors are driving the outcomes behind elections. This can be done by indicating which types of economic and political data most meaningfully correlate with election outcomes. An attempt to develop such a holistic model that can provide precise estimates of voting behaviour must take into account all the factors that citizens keep in mind while casting their votes. In most democracies, a common belief is that good economics makes for good politics. This belief suggests that an incumbent party’s chances of winning elections increase if the region experienced positive economic growth during their term. In India, however, this popular notion is not supported by data. A simple correlation analysis between the growth rate of GDP per capita and the incumbent party getting re-elected reveals a negative relationship between the two, implying that in most cases despite higher growth incumbent does not get re-elected. This observation helps us in concluding that support base and vote bank for parties in India is dependent on a host of factors other than economic development. The two other factors that shape voting decisions of Indian voters might be social issues and public sentiment towards the government. A broad spectrum of the social issues from shelter to sanitation, education to health, personal rights to inclusion must be considered. This is important because of presence of diversity across Indian regions. For some living below the poverty line or on bare minimum income, social wellbeing would mean better shelter facilities, free healthcare, improved nutritional facilities, etc. For rich people, this would mean new opportunities to grow and improve their life. The sentiment towards the current government can be captured through two aspects. One, the vote share of the national ruling party in the state elections held during their tenure. Second, the narrative build by traditional media platforms about leaders and political parties and social media engagement of the political parties. The traditional media platforms provide voters with the facts and figures that can help them to make informed choices. And the increased exposure of voters to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter has provided a direct link between voters and leaders. More and more candidates are relying on social media campaigns to win elections. By serving as the source of information, media has the power to impact voting behaviour of citizens. A probit regression model, with the dependent variables as ‘the chances of incumbent coming back to power’ and explanatory variables as economic development, social wellbeing, sentiment towards the government and the presence of a strong regional party, for the period 1999 to 2014 results in a success rate of 80 per cent. The model predicts that for the upcoming elections the constituencies of Uttar Pradesh will play a key role in deciding the electoral fortunes of political parties. The incumbent Bhartiya Janata Party is expected to win 215 seats with surety while there are 33 seats in which any political party can turn the tables in its favour by focusing on the right set of issues. The factors, according to the model, that dominates the arena of decision making are social issues wherein a larger piece of the puzzle comes from how inclusive the incumbent party is. It is observed that while casting their vote, people keep in mind how acceptable a leader is towards caste-based minorities and other socially backward groups, how they treat women, and what is the level of atrocities against these minority groups during the party’s tenure. The second crucial factor which dominates the arena of decision making is the sentiment towards the government. Indian voters are known for their anti-incumbency tendencies. Many instances from the Indian political history can be cited that prove that dealing with anti-incumbency has been the biggest challenge of the ruling party. For instance, BJP won a wave election in 2014 by channeling citizens anti-incumbency sentiments against the Indian National Congress. Therefore, the lesson for political parties is to devise mechanisms that focus on issue-based election campaigning, which will enable favourable public opinion and increase their chances of winning. (Amit Kapoor is chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India. Manisha Kapoor, senior researcher, Institute for Competitiveness, India has contributed to the article. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

first_imgCAIRO, March 18, 2014 (AFP) – Egyptian police prevented supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi from holding a press conference on Tuesday, asking journalists to leave the venue.The press conference was called by the Islamist Anti-Coup Alliance in response to an official report on a deadly police crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps in August.An AFP correspondent who went to attend found police deployed outside the venue. They took down the names of journalists in attendance and advised the AFP correspondent to leave. An activist of the Islamist group said two organisers were arrested. Security officials confirmed the police intervention but not the arrests.Police dispersed two Islamist protest camps in Cairo on August 14, a month after the army overthrew Morsi, killing hundreds of his supporters in clashes.The National Council for Human Rights said in a report released on Monday that 632 people were killed in one of the protest camps, including eight policemen.It said that exchanges of fire erupted after “some armed elements suddenly opened fire” and killed an officer calling on protesters to disperse. Tuesday’s pro-Morsi press conference was called to “reply to the falsified claims” made in the report, an email invitation said.More than 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown on Morsi’s supporters, according to Amnesty International.Thousands more, including Morsi and most of the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, have been detained.last_img read more

Russian official describes reactions over Saudi plane incident

first_imgA video appeared on the Internet revealing flames leaping from the right wing of the airplane, which transported the Saudi Arabian team to their 2018 FIFA World Cup match to Rostov-on-Don for their match against Uruguay and brought reactions from fans and staff.Media reports suggested that there could have been a fire in the engine. But the Saudi Arabian Football Federation denied the reports of a fire incident. However, Alexey Sorokin, the CEO of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee says  the reaction to the incident with the airplane, was rather “hasty.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“There were no problems with the transport, there was rather a hasty first reaction. Later we found out that the plane touched down with both engines and flew off the next day. If there had been any malfunctions, then it wouldn’t have flown back, that’s it,” Sorokin said via FourFourTwo.Saudi Arabia has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament following a defeat by Russia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup and a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia will face Egypt in their final Group A match on Monday.last_img read more

Reward offered for information on killing of 25yearold Oceanside man

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 18, 2018 Victim: Erik RamseyOCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Oceanside authorities sought public help Wednesday and offered a reward for information in the killing of a 25-year-old man found last week near the home where he was living with his mother.The body of Erik Ramsey was discovered at 5:14 a.m. April 11 on a sidewalk near Dubuque and McNeil streets, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Investigators believe Ramsey was killed sometime late on April 10.Though detectives immediately began a homicide investigation, the initial details surrounding the discovery of the body were murky, and police did not announce until Wednesday that the victim was likely murdered.Ramsey sustained wounds to his upper body, Bussey said. But what caused the injuries was still under investigation.“The (San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office) is still looking at that, so we’re not ready to release the exact cause,” Bussey told City News Service. “For now, we just know it was upper-body wounds.”Ramsey wasn’t from Oceanside but “had been here for awhile” and lived with his mother close to where his body was found, Bussey said. The area is near a large, empty tract of land that runs north all the way to the San Luis Rey River, but investigators believe Ramsey suffered the fatal injuries in the area where he was found and was not dumped there.Police did not release any information about a possible suspect or motive.Anybody with information about Ramsey’s death was urged to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4748 or San Diego Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Tipsters can also contact the agency at sdcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Reward offered for information on killing of 25-year-old Oceanside man April 18, 2018last_img read more