NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_img ×NJ Transit will hold a public information session on the Hudson Tunnel Project in North Bergen Jan. 30. See briefs for more information. Community meeting Jan. 30 to discuss Hudson Tunnel projectNJ Transit and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will hold a public information session on Tuesday, Jan. 30 to provide opportunities for members of the public and stakeholders to learn about the Hudson Tunnel Project and potential impact to our area.The Hudson Tunnel Project is intended to preserve the current functionality of the North River Tunnel – the existing passenger rail crossing under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Penn Station in New York – and to strengthen the resiliency of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC).The North River Tunnel, which is over 100 years old and sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy, is a critical link in the NEC and is used daily by thousands of Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers.The public information session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Lido Restaurant, 2600 Tonnelle Ave., in North Bergen. Project staff will be available to answer questions about the project. Spanish language interpreters will be present and the meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If any other special accommodations are needed, contact the project team five days prior to the meeting at (973) 261-8115 or [email protected] information about the Hudson Tunnel Project and the DEIS is available at www.hudsontunnelproject.com. Registration for North Bergen Library’s winter literacy classes begins Jan. 29From Jan. 29 to Feb. 24, North Bergen residents can register for the North Bergen Library’s 2018 winter literacy classes. The classes include medical billing, childcare development associate, ESL and conversation, and legal assistant. All classes are in English, with most running for 16 weeks.Space is limited, and preference will be given to low-income and unemployed residents. There will also be a one-time attendance deposit of $50 that will be refunded after successfully completing a class. Classes begin Feb. 25. For more information, call (201) 869-4715.Free citizenship courses offered at both librariesThe North Bergen Free Public Library will offer free 15-week citizenship courses at both the main library and the Kennedy Branch. Beginner and high intermediate/advanced level classes are available.The courses are funded through the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, which was awarded to the library by the Department of Homeland Security. The grant aims to help organizations promote prospective citizens’ assimilation into American civic life by funding educational programs designed to increase their knowledge of English, U.S. history, and civics.Bring your green card when you register. A $50 refundable attendance deposit is required (check or money order).The main library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. and the Kennedy Branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.North Bergen beverage company fined $550,000 for allegedly violating New York’s “Bottle Bill”The state of New York has hit beverage distributor North Bergen Beverage with a $550,000 penalty and a three-year suspension from selling in New York for allegedly violating its “Bottle Bill” Law, according to a press release from New York’s attorney general.The complaint alleges North Bergen Beverage sold tens of millions of beverage containers over the past five years to New York stores and didn’t collect the nickel deposit as required by law, according to an announcement by the offices of Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.The so called “Bottle Bill” law mandates that all retailers and distributors of bottled beverages in New York state pay a five cent deposit per bottle to their beverage dealers or distributors. The cost is passed on to consumers, who sometimes return the empty bottles to redeem the five cent deposit.By allegedly forgoing the nickel deposits, North Bergen Beverage was able to undercut its competitors and deny New York state millions in revenue it would have otherwise received when deposits are not redeemed by consumers, state officials said.As part of the settlement, North Bergen Beverage will pay New York state $400,000 in new penalties on top of a previous payment of $100,000, as well as $50,000 for investigative costs. They will also suspend sales in the state of all products covered by the bottle bill for three years.The penalty is the largest ever against a distributor for violating the law, the press release said.“As we allege, North Bergen Beverage persistently, repeatedly, and knowingly broke the law,” said NY State A.G. Eric Schneiderman in the release.Volunteer Baseball Coaches NeededVolunteer coaches are needed for North Bergen’s upcoming baseball season. Anyone interested in volunteering please call the Recreation Center at (201) 453-0644, Monday through Friday between 2 and 9 p.m.center_img NJ Transit will hold a public information session on the Hudson Tunnel Project in North Bergen Jan. 30. See briefs for more information.last_img read more

Brooks awards

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFour innovative University of Georgia faculty members were honored in the name of an entrepreneur Oct. 2 in Athens, Ga., when the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences had its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.Brooks founded Gold Kist Inc., which merged with Pilgrim’s Pride in 2007, and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies. He advised seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through those honored each year.The 2007 winners are Adam J. Davis in teaching, Terence “Terry” Centner in research, Dan L. Horton in extension and Peggy P. Bledsoe in public service extension.Before Davis arrived at CAES, students in the biological sciences and animal health majors had little access to internships. Davis, an associate professor of poultry science, directed the program, coordinating student internships, helping students with placement and developing business relationships to enhance internships.In the lab, Davis and his staff focus mostly on how nutrition affects reproduction in poultry. His other areas of research include amino acid interactions, alternative grains and repeated fat synthesis. Centner, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, teaches three dual-level law courses. He is also an undergraduate coordinator and prelaw advisor at CAES. His research focuses on agricultural and environmental policy issues and on problems that affect farmers’ and firms’ profits.Centner’s research has led to many changes in laws and regulations. One of the biggest helped protect Vidalia onions against counterfeiters. He helped secure a federal trademark for the onions through a certification mark denoting regional origin.Horton, a fruit and ornamental entomologist, focused his career on anticipating trends to enhance services to Georgia growers.In 1994, he and colleagues from Clemson University and the University of Tennessee put together a meeting of fruit growers, extension agents, scientists and administrators from seven Southeastern states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From this meeting came multistate programs in weed science, pomology and entomology. These programs’ regional successes led to the birth of the Southern Small Fruit Consortium, which now enjoys similar successes.Since 1975, Bledsoe has seen Houston County transformed from a rural county to a fast-growing urban area. She focuses on improving the quality of life in her community, using university research to address issues.Bledsoe is the UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Houston County. She responded to the family stresses of military deployment by developing Camp Robins, a five-day camp for 11- to 14-year olds with deployed family members. After two seasons at Robins Air Force Base, the camp was folded into the 4-H youth development program. It is now offered statewide.In the annual Brooks lecture, Eric Larson of the Princeton Environmental Institute spoke on “Making Better Use of Biomass for Energy.” He detailed systematic ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon dioxide.last_img read more

ZENITH BANK WBL: IGP Queens ‘Arrest’ Sunshine Angels

first_imgSunshine Angels’ Coach, Shola Aluko, who was angry with the quality offered by his wards, however said that hope was not lost yet as Akure team can still bounce back if they are able to beat Benue Princess today.Sunshine Angels  went into the fourth quarter trailing by one point (27-28), but the Angels inability to register a point in the first four minutes of the quarter contributed to the loss, which has adversely affected the team’s chance of making it to the final Eight in Lagos.Aluko is sure that the situation is redeemable if his team can beat Benue Princess with more than seven points in today’s encounter. He also blamed the defeat on fatigue and anxiety on the part of his players.“I will actually blame fatigue and anxiety for this latest defeat to IGP Queens. The girls struggled toward the end of the game and that accounted for missing many scoring chances. I think they also lost their cool instead of staying focused. We needed to beat the IGP Queens, but unfortunately they missed the opportunity. And we have to go back to the drawing board and perfect a strategy to beat Benue princess today.”“We still have chance to correct our mistakes, beat Benue Princess and move a step closer to qualifying for the Final Eight. If we can win today’s game with more than seven points, we will do our aspiration a lot of good. We are in a tight corner, but we will fight our way out,” the coach added. 1GP Queens yesterday defeated Sunshine Angels of Akure 48-39 in the ongoing second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League game in Asaba.In another game, Kano-based Adolescent Health and Information Programme, (AHIP) Basketball Club defeated Nigeria Immigration 57-39. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Huskies Player of the Week: Oscar Burgess

first_imgHow long have you been with the Huskies?Oscar: “I’ve been with the Huskies for about a month and a half, two months now.”What position do you play?Oscar: “As of right now, I’m playing as a D-man.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #8 defenseman Oscar Burgess.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Oscar was met at the rink to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Oscar Burgess Facts:Age: 17Height: 5′ 11″Weight: 170 lbs.Shoots: LeftHometown: Whitehorse, Y.T. How would you describe your style of play?Oscar: “I think I’m a playmaker, I just like to make quick plays and get out of our d-zone.”Favourite moment with the Huskies?Oscar: “Probably the bus trip after we swept Peace River at home, it was just great bonding with those guys.”Favourite hockey team?Oscar: “I’m a Calgary Flames fan.”Favourite player?Oscar: “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved Jarome Iginla. So I guess he’s my guy even though his number is getting retired this year.”Advertisementcenter_img What music do you like?Oscar: “I honestly listen to a bit of everything. Rap, country, rock, whatever.”What’s your favourite food?Oscar: “Sushi.”What do you hope for the future?Oscar: “I would like to advance to the next level of hockey, Junior A or whatever it might be. But I just really hope to get to that next level one day.”last_img read more