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first_imgFloyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, along with his WBC super welterweight title, with an unimpressively dominant decision over Marcos Maidana, (35-5, 31 KOs), that had the 16,144 fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas booing through most of the final round. Scores were 115-112, 116-111, 116-111.last_img

first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – Plans to reconstruct what the county calls two “structurally deficient” and “functionally obsolete” bridges and culverts along one of Middletown’s oldest roadways are in the works, Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone said earlier this week.The two bridges both cross McClees Creek in the Chapel Hill section of Middletown. MT-18, a 19-foot-long bridge along Whipporwill Valley Road, and MT-19, a 9-foot-long bridge over Chapel Hill Road, are both small stone arch culverts in need of repair, Arnone said.After taking inventory of county-owned bridges, Arnone said it made sense on the county’s end to go ahead and look to begin the design phase. On Aug. 10, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders granted a $269,121.38 contract to French & Parello Associates of Wall Township for design and engineering on the two reconstructions. French & Parello will provide interim reports quarterly to the freeholders. Once completed, the county will go out to bid for the construction phase of the project. The total cost of the project is not yet known.Arnone said the project is about a year to a year and a half away, but did provide a timeline on how construction will be laid out. In total, he said, the entire construction portion would span about 12 to 18 months, depending on assistance from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection which will consider the impact to McClees Creek and its surrounding wetlands.The Whipporwill Valley Road bridge, MT-18, would be rebuilt first. That section could take between four to six months to complete, and the road would be closed from Chapel Hill Road to Bowne Road, except for local traffic.MT-19 is also anticipated to take about four to six months to complete. During construction, Chapel Hill Road would be closed from Sleepy Hollow Road to Kings Highway East, although local residents will have access at all times. A detour would send motorists down Sleepy Hollow Road to get around the construction area.Arnone said the two replacements would happen one after the other to lessen the impact on Middletown residents.“We all know that nobody likes this inconvenience, but the board has taken a real aggressive approach to upgrading our infrastructure,” he added.Locally, elected officials are welcoming the idea of infrastructure upgrades, especially in a dated section of town like Whipporwill Valley Road.“It’s very significant and is part of the charm of the area,” Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger said about the mile-and-a-half long unpaved road. “There’s a lot of people that like the novelty of having a road like that. It’s so historic.”These bridge and culvert replacements are just one of a few projects happening in Middletown now that are shoring up the township’s foundation.Last week, Monmouth County officials provided an update on the extensive Hubbard Avenue project, alongside Shadow Lake and River Plaza Elementary School.New Jersey Natural Gas Company is replacing an existing 6-inch steel gas distribution main with a new 8-inch plastic gas main, the release said. This replacement comes after American Water Company finished another project along the roadway.Scharfenberger said both Middletown and Monmouth County officials expect the Hubbard Avenue project to be completed by the time school begins next month. In addition to the utility work, a new crosswalk and roadway striping will be added near the elementary school. Hubbard Avenue will be completely repaved.“All of these things, I think, are necessary,” Scharfenberger said. “They’re a bit disruptive, but it’s really good to see this happening.”This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_img1 Will Chiesa be ‘heading’ to the Premier League? Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are ready to battle the Serie A big guns to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina, according to reports.An impressive season in the Italian top flight has seen the winger linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.The La Viola starlet made his debut for the national side against Argentina at the Etihad and could be about to make playing in England a far more regular occurrence.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, all three of the aforementioned Premier League clubs are interested in the 20-year-old; but they will have to beat off competition from sides in his homeland.Roma have already have a bid of £35 million plus Stephen El Shaarawy turned down, while Napoli have also been rebuffed despite offering £44 million and any player of Fiorentina’s choice.Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in Chiesa, who made his debut in the 2016-17 season.A left-sided forward, the 20-year-old likes to cut inside and drive at the opposition full-backs wherever possible.He scored nine goals and registered five assists last season as he helped La Viola finish eighth in Serie A last season.last_img read more

first_imgFerndale >> St. Bernard’s quarterback TJ Campbell would have been hard pressed to top last week’s 403-yard, seven-touchdown performance against Hoopa Valley — a passing performance most QBs only dream of.But on Saturday, he did just that.Campbell passed for 434 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-23 Little 3-opening win over the Ferndale Wildcats at Ferndale High School. The 6-foot-1 senior’s eight touchdown passes tie a school record set on Sept. 13, 2014 by current College of the Redwoods …last_img read more

first_imgSushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion,Sushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion recently.The Journey: It was in 1998 that he was noticed internationally when he won the gold medal at the World Cadet Games in Poland. This was soon followed by another gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000 and the Arjuna Award in 2007. Though he ranked seventh in the 2007 World Wrestling Championships, he managed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the bronze medal. Finally, this week, he became the first Indian wrestler to hold the title of world champion.The Mission: To win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Then to train for the Olympics and return with a gold. The Challenge: Being the son of a bus driver, this medal has made his the latest rags-to-riches story. From training in mud pits to sleeping in one room with 20 other boys training to be wrestlers was not easy. “I have always been happy with what God has provided for me and my family. I know I’ve to make the most of it.”The Muse: His father, Diwan Singh, a pehelwan (wrestler) and his cousin, Sandeep, also a wrestler. He accompanied them to the akhara and started training professionally when he was in Class VII.The Mentor Arjuna award-winner Satpal, under whom he trained for almost 13 years. He holds Satpal, who was unceremoniously pushed out of the frame by Sports Minister, M.S. Gill during a photo session with Kumar after he won the championship, responsible for inculcating dedication and discipline in him. “Coach sahab is like a father figure to me. I have trained under him since I was a child. He has been my greatest influence and support.”advertisement”He is a dedicated wrestler. I see him practising beyond training hours. He has changed the face of Indian wrestling from being the badmaashon ka khel (the game for troublemakers) to a respected sport that is the country’s pride.”Vinod Kumar, Coach at Commonwealth training camplast_img read more

first_imgPulisic knows he must prove himself to Chelsea manager Lampardby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic says he has to prove himself to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. The 21-year-old, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been used sporadically by the Blues boss this season. And the American knows reputation alone won’t convince Lampard to give him playing time.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said “If you can play, you can play and that’s why Dortmund was amazing for me, the coach always trusted me. But you’ve got to prove yourself maybe that extra mile.”I have to prove myself no matter what age I am.”I don’t feel like I’m some wonder boy anymore, I’ve been around and I think I’ve earned that respect at least and I’m in a new chapter and I’m going to prove myself.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMarch 4, 2009 The pool stabilization project has been under way since December 2007. Since the early 90’s, when excavation work was done for LA LOGGIA, a three-story structure to be built directly south of the pool, the pool deck has been in need of structural stabilization. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: Nadia Begin, David Tollas] This image shows the weathered basalt with columns, retrofitted in 1985, under the original footings. The chalked lines in the foreground mark the location of La Loggia. In order to begin the ground breaking for La Loggia, or the Greenhouse Energy Apron, this stabilization project has to be complete. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: Nadia Begin, David Tollas] The project named a ”vertical garden/cubist landscape,” by Paolo Soleri, was undertaken by David Tollas as project manager with Paolo’s design direction. The main structural element in creating a buttress to stabilize the pool deck, is the nine foot circle panel cast in the early 90’s for the Greenhouse Energy Apron. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: Nadia Begin, David Tollas]last_img read more

“For a long time, the answer of many digital companies has been to say: we are only the software, the platform, but technology now penetrates every aspect of our lives, our trades, our homes, our relationships,” said Zvika Krieger, who leads digital projects for the World Economic Forum, the organiser of the Davos meeting. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. It’s a depressingly blunt statement for anyone to make, but even more so as it is the prediction of Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba. The rise of AI—its huge potential and fears over its potentially negative consequences—is just one of the big issues discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, along with breaches of personal data and fake news.But it is probably artificial intelligence and the ability of machines to not only interact with, but manipulate human beings that raises the most suspicion. Aware of growing governmental and public distrust, the giants of tech are trying to address the issues.”Technology should always give people new opportunities, not remove them,” Ma said.But when IBM President Ginni Rometty admits that “100 percent of jobs will be somehow affected by technology,” it might be a tough sell.It’s not just about jobs.”People want to trust technology, as long as they know who is behind it,” said Neelie Kroes, now a member of the Open Data Institute, after having been for years the European commissioner in charge of digital issues. In recent months, US-based Uber, which connects individuals with drivers through an application, found itself in the hot seat after several murders perpetrated by its chauffeurs, notably in the United States and in Lebanon.”You have to remember that the rating of a driver evaluates his driving but cannot predict if he is a serial killer,” Uber director Dara Khosrowshahi told a panel at this week’s economic gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos.”In this situation, who is responsible, the individual or the platform?” wondered Rachel Botsman, an expert on the issue and author of the book “Who Can We Trust?”Uber is the best known example of a fast-growing company with a bruised reputation: accused of bad working conditions and sexual harassment it has faced chaotic legal proceedings and massive data piracy, which have sapped the firm. Google to open AI research centre in Paris Uber is the best known example of a fast-growing company with a bruised reputation Machines’ ability not to only interact with but also to manipulate human beings causes deep suspicions  “Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs.” Explore further © 2018 AFP Citation: ‘Job-killing’ robots, AI under scrutiny in Davos (2018, January 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-job-killing-robots-ai-scrutiny-davos.html “Our response is no longer audible,” he said.’Too slow’In Davos, there was also concern about Internet giants hoovering up huge amounts of personal data, sometimes illegally and sometimes sharing it with authorities.”The danger is that we are too slow and that the world is destroying us while we are still asking who really owns our data,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her Davos speech.In the same way, attitudes towards social networks and search engines are changing. “The main question is whether Facebook and Google are technology companies or editorial companies, it is a question that remains unresolved,” said Martin Sorrell, CEO of the British advertising giant WPP. Amid the mistrust, Davos heard unique proposals from the digital world, which mostly rejects too much oversight by governments, believing it would stifle innovation.Marc Benioff, the outspoken CEO and founder of Salesforce, a major cloud services company, called plainly for more regulation of the sector.”We’re the same as any other industry,” Benioff told CNBC in Davos.Much like “financial services, consumer product goods, food—in technology, the government’s going to have to be involved,” he said.Observers hailed what they saw as a change of heart by the titans of tech.”Regulatory authorities in Europe have been complaining for years that big digital companies are not responding when they’re called,” said WEF’s Zvika Krieger.”Let’s say they’re picking up the phone now.” read more