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first_imgNow more than ever it is essential to get those you know who are addicted into treatment. Having a relationship with a person who has an addiction to opiates is often stressful. Although you just want to help the addicted person, they many times fight against you as if you were the enemy.Addicts can be very difficult to get into treatment and it is important to ask for help when you need it. There are professionals who can help you handle your loved one before it is too late.Do not be surprised if your loved accuses you of contributing to their addiction. Hear them out and take their words into consideration but at the end of the day realize getting them sober and continuing to live is the most important thing. Fentanyl has made the risks of being a heroin addict even higher than it already was. Get yourself educated. If one of your loved one is struggling with addiction, get them into treatment. Don’t wait until it is too late.There are many different approaches to the challenge of how to help addicts. For free information, visit http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/fentanyl-laced-heroin-worsening-overdose-crisis.html or call 1 800-431-1754 to get help for your loved ones.Ray Clauson Dear Editor:Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl.  The drug Fentanyl can be from 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, making the risk of a fatal overdose much higher. Drug dealers have been using this drug to increase the potency of their heroin at a lower cost. last_img read more

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Transoceanic XXVI Multinational Exercise Concludes in Peru

first_imgBy Dialogo September 23, 2011 In late September, the review and evaluation meeting of the Transoceanic XXVI multinational exercise came to an end, at the Naval Tactical Training Center (CENTAC) of the Peruvian Navy (MGP). Peruvian Vice Admiral Carlos Tejada Mera, in his role as host of the event, emphasized in his closing address the success obtained at the meeting with the achievement of the proposed objectives, in response to the interest of the Maritime Traffic Control Organization (ORGACONTRAM) in establishing common standards to guarantee the safety of maritime commerce and to the interest of regional maritime authorities in improving the operational procedures for traffic control. The meeting was attended and participated in by the local operational control commanders (COLCO) of the regional Navies belonging to the International Maritime Traffic Defense (CODEFTRAMI) plan; representatives from the Navies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay; and local operational control commanders and advisors working under the South Atlantic Maritime Area Coordinator (CAMAS). South Africa also has a clear interest in these exercises. At the meeting, agreement was reached on changes in the current rules and operational procedures incorporated in the Standing Operations Order, and Ecuador was confirmed as the host of the next exercise, Transoceanic XXVII, which will take place from August 6 to 17, 2012. The final planning session will be held from May 11 to 17, 2012, in the city of Guayaquil. The Transoceanic XXVI exercise took place from August 8 to 19, with the participation of the Navies of the countries mentioned above. It involved planning and guidance of control operations for international merchant ships and fishing boats, real and fictitious, in a global operational scenario. In addition, a regional course on dispersant use (OPRC Level 3) was held in August, the opening session of which took place at the San Borja Naval Center (Lima, Peru), and in which the general secretary of the Regional Cooperation Operational Network of Maritime Authorities of the Americas (ROCRAM), Alejandro Martínez Moreno, and representatives from the maritime authorities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, members of the mentioned network, participated. The objective of the course was to improve management capabilities to optimize preparation for and processes of response to spills of hydrocarbons and other polluting substances.last_img read more

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GOtv Boxing Night 15: I’ll Destroy Iberu, Fijaborn Boasts

first_imgReigning African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, has vowed to finish off Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo, his opponent for the national light welterweight challenge bout slated for GOtv Boxing Night 15 on 29 July.The bout, which is the second one between the two boxers, is one of the seven scheduled to hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium in Ibadan.The former national welterweight champion boasted that his opponent will fall in the first round. “I have defeated him before and I know what to do to defeat him again. I am a knockout specialist and Iberu will be knocked out in the first round,” Fijaborn bragged.The biggest fight on the night is the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title bout between Ghanaian challenger, Nathaniel Nukpe, and reigning king of the division, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph.Other bouts on the card at the event include the cruiserweight clash between Michael “Lion Heart” Godwin and Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote, international light middleweight contest between Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku of Nigeria and Franc Houanvoegbe of Benin Republic.The event, sponsored by GOtv and Bet King, will be beamed live on SuperSport in 47 African countries. The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1 million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Downtown Apartment Complex Approved

first_imgThe borough council and zoning board had also approved the same designation for the White Street municipal parking lot, which caused far less controversy. The plan there is to develop the parking lot site for a future garage or mixed-use facility with a parking component to address the long-debated downtown parking shortfall. Architectural rendering of the Element, an upscale, multistory apartment complex for downtown Red Bank that became controversial with the rezoning of the property, permitting the project to move forward. Photo courtesy of Tantum.By John BurtonRED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may have said “no” but the Planning Board said “yes” – after a little nudging from the Borough Council – for the upscale multi-story apartment complex intended for the downtown.The borough Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evening to endorse the Element, a 4-story, 35-residential unit development proposed for 55 West Front St., currently an approximately three-quarter acre, long-vacant property across the street from Riverside Gardens Park. The site had been home to a Meridian Health Care extended stay rehabilitation facility, demolished in 2008.The project faced opposition on a number of fronts over the approximately one-and-a-half years it has been making its way through the various processes that have now led to approval and future construction. But what helped secure the project’s future was the borough council’s vote late last year reclassifying the property as a non-condemnation (not requiring using eminent domain) redevelopment zone, as defined by a 2013 state statute. That statute is intended as a tool for mostly urban municipalities to bring about redevelopment for blighted and abandoned properties, that often become a public safety issue and a tax-and service-burden for those communities. Mayor Pasquale Menna, who has supported the zoning change to this property, had said previously this law has been used effectively in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Newark and Montclair, among other communities around the state. West Front Street Partners, LLC, working with TANTUM, a Jersey City real estate development firm, had initially appeared before the borough zoning board for approval, needing variances for a parking deficiency and other relief conditions. The zoning board last year denied the application, citing the project’s size and impact on area traffic as reasons for the board’s rejection. However, nearly a decade earlier, the board had approved a 5-story, 27-unit condominium development that wasn’t built because of the downturn in the economy.Following the board’s denial, Debra Tantleff, founding principal with TANTUM, said she lobbied the mayor and council to invoke this statute as an alternative to appealing the board’s denial to state Superior Court.Redefining this location became a point of contention, dividing the borough council and planning board and becoming a campaign issue in last year’s borough council election. Proponents said it was a way of moving a much-needed project forward, developing an unsightly spot in the heart of the downtown. Opponents saw it as a blatant giveaway to a developer, and more troubling, an undermining of the authority of the zoning board, an autonomous quasi-judicial land use entity. Some board members expressed reservations. Barbara Boas said, “Deep in my soul I’m very conflicted by this.” Boas had said last year she felt uncomfortable with rezoning the site for the developer. But in the end Boas voted to approve it.“I think the applicant has complied with everything we asked for,” willingly making changes to the plan, said board member Stanley Sickels.Menna expressed a similar view, reminding those in attendance that he had some issues with some architectural aesthetics believing it was “too stark.” But the architect, Lance Blake, made some alterations, Menna said, and “I think they’ve come full circle.”Tantleff expects to break ground on construction by late fall 2017, with plans to be completed before the end of 2018.The expected rents for the apartments are roughly $2,200 for the one-bedroom units and $3,000 for the two bedrooms, Tantleff said. At Monday night’s meeting both points of view were aired by board members and the public.“I’m disappointed in my town undermining the zoning board,” said Ben Forest, Locust Avenue. He argued that this amounted to spot zoning, illegal in this state. “I know it’s legal now,” given the rezoning under state law, Forest said. “But just because it’s legal it doesn’t make it right.”Bill Brooks, Tower Hill Avenue, echoed Forest’s objections telling the board “I don’t think this was done correctly.”But John Bowers, Colts Neck, who owns and manages commercial and residential properties in the borough (and is the landlord for offices used by The Two River Times on West Front Street), said “I think the overall project is kudos.”last_img read more

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Half-time: QPR 0 Burnley 0

first_imgRob Green came to QPR’s rescue with a fine save during a tense first half at Loftus Road.In a crucial match for both relegation-threatened sides, keeper Green dived to his left to tip George Boyd’s stunning 30-yard effort onto the post in the 28th minute.Burnley had caused Rangers some early problems, with Ashley Barnes shooting high and wide before Green recovered after dropping a cross to block Scott Arfield’s follow-up.After Boyd almost opened the scoring, Rangers went close too when Eduardo Vargas’ shot was cleared off the line by Michael Keane. QPR (4-4-2):  Green; Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Yun; Vargas, Barton, Henry; Fer; Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Phillips, Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday: Toward A New Shopping Calendar

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … christina ortiz Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday fighting a battle neither of them can win? It certainly looks that way as shopping landscape shifst both online and offline. A few holiday seasons down the road, both big-deal days may seem as quaint and dated as Sears Catalogs and keeping stores closed on Sundays. Enter Cyber Monday The term “Cyber Monday” was born during the holiday season of 2005, when the U.S. Trade Association’s National Retail Federation began to notice that shoppers who had just spent the entire Thanksgiving weekend barreling through crowded stores, were cyber-shopping when they sat down at their work computers on the following Monday. The federation’s site Shop.org officially coined the term in 2005 and set up an eponymous site in 2006. Obviously, post-Thanksgiving online shopping at work had been going on long before the NRF put a name on it. But it’s grown into something bigger and more influential, not only changing the way Black Friday works, but also the way retail stores handle the holiday shopping season. Cyber Monday revealed the biggest weakness in the Black Friday concept: brick-and-mortar. What used to be an asset is now hurting this once powerful shopping day as harried workers rebel against early hours and ornery customers fighting over flat screens. Add on the fact that retailers are now expanding Black Friday into Thanksgiving evening, and you’ve got one messed up system. That’s why Black Friday is now projected to be only the second busiest shopping day of the year, behind Cyber Monday. Research from Compuware APM pegs total spending on Cyber Monday at $1.44 billion. But what about Cyber Monday? Does it even make sense?In the modern world, it doesn’t matter what day it is, wherever you are, you can shop the holiday sales from anywhere as long as you’re connected. Most shoppers now have decent Internet connections from home, and as Dan Rowinski pointed out last week, mobile shopping now accounts for about 12% of the purchases made on Cyber Monday. Obviously, you don’t need to be back at work to use your smartphone.Et Tu, Target? So what’s the future of Cyber Monday in a world where office computers are not required to buy online? Retailers are recognizing this and beating Cyber Monday to the punch by starting sales earlier – both online and in store. The sales calendars don’t matter any more, but that doesn’t mean retailers won’t try to leverage the ideas with sales and deals tied to no-longer-relevant concepts.Online-only sites like Amazon are morphing Cyber Monday into Cyber Week. They’re posting new deals every day leading up to Black Friday or during the week following Cyber Monday to help keep the shopping excitement going longer. Brent Shelton, a spokesman for FatWallet, told the Daily Finance Blog that we should be expecting events like “Cyber Monday II” on December 5. Whether it’s longer sales online or in store, the retail calendar we follow today won’t stand the test of time. And that’s probably a good thing compared to getting up at 4am to stand in line at Wal-Mart – or spending your work day on eBay.Image courtesy of Shuttershock.center_img Tags:#Amazon#e-commerce Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Microsoft Writes Off Nearly $1B In Surface RT Inventory

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Microsoft#Surface center_img The Surface RT is officially landfill material following Microsoft’s decision to take a $900 million writeoff of “inventory adjustments” related to the underpowered and underequipped tablet.(See also: Microsoft Tries Again To Aim Its Guns Outside The Company)The writing has been on the wall for the Surface RT, which uses a tweaked version of Windows 8 that won’t run most existing Windows applications. IDC recently reported that Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets in the first quarter, most of which were the Surface Pro, a bigger cousin to the Surface RT that runs the full-fledged version of Windows 8.(See also: Microsoft Slashes Surface RT Prices By 30%) The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology readwritelast_img read more

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Rangers’ Talbot Blanks Flyers, 2-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Cam Talbot’s time in the New York Rangers lineup is fleeting at best. That is life as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup.Looking for a spark in the midst of a three-game losing streak in which no one played particularly well — including Lundqvist — Talbot got the nod against the Philadelphia Flyers.Not only did he beat them for his first win of the season, he shut them out.Talbot made 31 saves, and the Rangers snapped out of their funk with a 2-0 victory on Nov. 19.“It’s a little difficult knowing that I haven’t really contributed to the team much this year,” said Talbot (1-2-1). “To be able to come out today and provide a big win after what’s been kind of a low stretch for us, it’s pretty big.”It was his first victory since another shutout at Edmonton on March 30 — a span of six games for Talbot. Kevin Klein scored in the first period, and Rick Nash had a goal in the second.The Rangers lost twice in shootouts during their skid that culminated with a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday. New York was 2-3-4 in its previous nine games.Talbot got New York back to its winning ways and gave Lundqvist a breather. It was his fourth career NHL shutout.“That was Cam’s real good performance. We need that from him,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “Hopefully that will give him the confidence that he needs right now to continue to do that for us.”That was certainly lacking throughout the lineup in a Nov. 17 loss that Vigneault called a “disaster.”“We were all disappointed about last game,” said forward Martin St. Louis, who was a minus-4 in that one. “To get better you need to have the right diagnosis, and we knew what we didn’t do.”New York, wearing its road white jerseys, beat the Flyers for the ninth straight time at Madison Square Garden in the regular season.Steve Mason stopped 32 shots for Philadelphia, which lost its third straight despite having three days off.Flyers general manager Ron Hextall laced into his team in a postgame closed-door tirade. He declined to reveal what was said to the players, but he clearly wasn’t happy with their performance.“It bothered me a lot,” Hextall said. “I don’t think we were hungry enough. I’m very disappointed.”The Rangers, on the other hand, were pleased with their response to the Nov. 17 loss.They showed lots of jump early and took the lead at 5:10 on Klein’s fourth goal. Less than a minute after New York was stopped on an odd-man rush, Carl Hagelin made a crisp pass from low in the zone to Klein, who scored from the edge of the right circle.Mason turned aside in-close chances by St. Louis and Chris Kreider, and stood tall when Nash crashed into him during a short-handed breakaway in the final 12 seconds of the period.“He stood on his head for 60 minutes and we didn’t support him,” Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds said. “We just didn’t show up.”Philadelphia began to generate more offense once it received its first power play. Simmonds had the best chance, but his hard drive was kicked out by Talbot’s pad with 3:56 remaining in the first.The Flyers couldn’t capitalize during the final 54 seconds of a power play that carried over into the second period.New York, however, converted on its power-play chance on Nash’s team-leading 13th goal at 7:43 of the second. Derek Stepan sent a hard pass from the left side down to St. Louis in the right circle. St. Louis quickly found Nash charging in on the left wing for an easy redirection behind Mason.Simmonds had another prime opportunity to wreck Talbot’s shutout bid with the aid of an odd bounce off the back boards. Talbot went behind the net to play the puck, but it never came to him — instead caroming out in front. Simmonds swooped in, but Talbot got back to the crease in time to prevent a shot into an open net with 6:27 left in the second.(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Messi takes Argentina to last-16, Peru sign off on a high

first_imgLionel Messi and Argentina finally got things going at the World Cup.Messi scored an exquisite 14th-minute goal to give the two-time champions the lead in a must-win game against Nigeria on Tuesday, but it wasn’t until Marcos Rojo’s 86th-minute strike that Argentina was assured of a place in the round of 16 with a 2-1 victory.Victor Moses scored from the penalty spot in the 51st minute for Nigeria, putting Argentina in danger of being eliminated without winning a match in Russia.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEIt took an unlikely goal by Rojo – a center back – to save Argentina with a cushioned volley into the corner.The win gave the Argentines second place in Group D and allowed the soccer-mad nation to forget about the 3-0 loss to Croatia last week that sparked days of soul-searching within the squad and back home.READ REPORTCroatia on the other hand ended Iceland’s chances at the World Cup and helped out Argentina at the same time.Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute winner Tuesday, giving Croatia a 2-1 win over Iceland and first place in Group D on Tuesday.READ REPORTIceland could have finished second in the group with a victory because Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 at the same time.Instead, the Croats will face Denmark on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and Argentina will take on France on Saturday in Kazan.WORLD CUP DAY 13 – HIGHLIGHTSFrance and Denmark produced the World Cup’s first 0-0 draw at the 37th attempt amid boos and whistles from fans on Tuesday.advertisementThe slow-paced game was out of step with a vibrant tournament. But it advanced both teams to the round of 16 unbeaten, with the bonus of no players suspended and no serious injuries.READ REPORTThe draw would always have ensured that outcome, and became inevitable in the second half. Events elsewhere in Group C made this game all but irrelevant.Back at the World Cup for the first time since 1982, Peru isn’t leaving Russia empty handed.WORLD CUP 2018 – FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEThe Peruvians failed to score a goal in their opening two matches, but the team finally gave its fans a reason to celebrate when it ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.READ REPORTThe Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to France in the other Group C match, but neither result occurred. France and Denmark drew 0-0 in Moscow.Andre Carrillo’s 18th-minute goal – a half-volley from inside the area – was Peru’s first in a World Cup since its last appearance 36 years ago. Peru hadn’t won a World Cup match since defeating Iran in 1978. France-Denmark play first goalless draw of World Cup 2018As France took on Denmark, Didier Deschamps equalled Raymond Domenech’s record tally of 79 games as France manager.He named Presnel Kimpembe in the starting XI, as he became the fourth to make his first start with France in a World Cup match, after Franck Ribery (2006 vs Switzerland), Morgan Schneiderlin and Lucas Digne (2014 vs Ecuador).But after 90 minutes (and added time), France and Denmark produced the first 0-0 draw in this edition of the World Cup. The goal-less draw ended a record 37-game streak of not having a goalless draw. Peru win a World Cup match since 1978Andre Carillo’s opener (first since 1982) gave Peru the lead in a World Cup game for the first time since 1978, when they had lead against Iran. That match was also the last time they had managed a win (4-1) in the tournament, which is the fourth longest gap between victories in the competition.Paolo Guerrero, who scored the second goal, became the first No.9 to score for Peru at the World Cup and also at the age of 34y 176d became the third oldest South American player. Only Uruguay’s Obdulio Jacinto Varela (36y 279d) and Argentina’s Martin Palermo (36y 227d) are older.Tim Cahil also became the first Australian player to appear at four separate World Cups. Diego Maradona gets Argentine crowd going at World CupArgentina fans broke out into spontaneous chants of “Diego! Diego” when Diego Maradona was shown taking his seat at the St. Petersburg stadium before the Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria.The 57-year-old Maradona briefly danced with a woman in the stands as fans took photos of him. He was also seen displaying a banner of himself in the stands. As Messi gave Argentina the lead he was seen thanking the Gods.advertisementBut Maradona appeared to need assistance to walk as a man was seen helping Maradona stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room in the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico.A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona.The Argentine website of sports broadcaster ESPN said Maradona was taken to hospital but newspaper La Nacion said he was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave the stadium normally shortly afterwards. Messi reaches century as Argentina qualify with their oldest ever XIArgentina have won all four of the games they have played against Nigeria at the World Cup.Argenita named their oldest ever team for a World Cup game – with the average age being 30 years and 189 days. In goal was Franco Armani, aged 31, become the 17th different goalkeeper to start for Argentina in the World Cup. No country have had more goalkeepers.Lionel Messi scored with his 13th shot of the 2018 World Cup, after 662 minutes of football, with his last previous World Cup goal came against Nigeria as well in the last edition.His 14th minute goal from Messi was the 100th of this edition of the World Cup and also his 100th in a different stadium (including club and country).Other’s hwo have scored the 100th goal of a World Cup are Andres Iniesta (2010) and Neymar (2014).READ MOREMessi also became only the third Argentinian after Diego Maradona (1982, 1986, 1994), Gabriel Batistuta (1994, 1998, 2002)to have scored in score in three editions of the World Cup, in 2006, 2014 and 2018. The goal was Messi’s 6th World Cup goal, and also the first he has scored with his right foot.Marcos Rojo scored with Argentina’s only shot on target in the second half, which was only his third goals for his national team. He had scored in the 2015 Copa America, and both of his World Cup goals have now come against Nigeria. Iceland’s poor record against Croatia continuesBefore the start of the match, Iceland had beaten Croatia only on one occasion and after the game their record read 1 win, 1 draw, 5 losses.Mateo Kovacic became the first outfield player at the 2018 World Cup to play at least 80 minutes in a single game without misplacing a pass.Croatia have now won three consecutive World Cup games for the first time in their history. With the loss, Iceland also crashed out, meaning both the debutants in this edition went out in the group stage.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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