Little Silver Council OKs Liquor Guidelines

first_imgThe ordinance limits the number of barstools to one stool per four dining seats or to one stool for every two feet of bar counter. The maximum capacity of the bar/lounge area will be limited to a maximum of 100 patrons, restricting it to no more than 50 seats, not more than 25 stools and standing capacity of no more than 25.Outdoor dining and serving of drinks and outdoor music would not be permitted, and the location must have food service in its interior during all hours of operation, among the other requirements and stipulations detailed in the ordinances.“This was two years in the making. This wasn’t done lightly,” Galante noted of the ordinances for the small audience on hand for the ordinance public hearing and final vote.Officials explained there are no current plans to build and open a business that would use this license. The borough plan, Neff explained, is to reach out to the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) about conducting some sort of auction or bidding process for potential purchases of the license. By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Details governing the borough’s first-ever consumption liquor license were approved at Monday’s Borough Council meeting.The council passed two ordinances, laying out the parameters for the license and constraints for the future establishment.“We’re trying to do this in the best and safest way we can,” said Mayor Robert C. Neff Jr.Under the conditions in the approved ordinance, any future restaurant/bar would have to be established in the borough’s commercially zoned areas and would have to pass muster with the borough Planning Board and local zoning requirements before it can be established, according to Councilman Donald Galante. Any potential buyer would also have to meet all the stringent requirements the ABC has in place, officials added. And the eventual owner would have up to one year to open an establishment for the license’s use. It couldn’t be held as what is commonly called a “pocket license,” an inactive license, Galante explained.In response to an audience question, Galante noted liquor licenses around the state cost anywhere from $350,000 “to even a million (dollars).” But “we’re in uncharted waters here,” given the borough, as far as anyone can remember, has never had an on-premise, commercial consumption liquor license, Neff said.A majority of voters cast ballots last November on a referendum to allow the community to allow its first consumption license. Two previous attempts to pass a voter referendum, in 1976 and then in 1981, were unsuccessful.The idea, according to borough resident Matt Kelly, who spearheaded the initiative, was to allow for a family-style location where residents can gather following local sporting and other borough events.As it currently stands, the borough has two retail licenses, one for the Little Silver Bottle Shop, 497 Prospect Ave., which sells beer and wine as well as spirits; and the Acme supermarket, 507 Prospect Ave., which is permitted to sell only unrefrigerated beer and wine. Diners are allowed to bring their own beer and wine to local restaurants.Under current state regulations, municipalities are allowed to issue new licenses for every 3,000 residents. With its current population at roughly 5,950, Little Silver is allowed only the one consumption license.last_img read more

I am here to prove you wrong – Zlatan

first_imgManchester United’s star striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says he is determined to make his mark in the Premier League and prove his doubters wrong. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s massive clash against rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford, Ibra, who was being interviewed by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who now works with Sky Sports, was bullish about his Premier League ambitions.The 35-year-old Swedish striker has scored 18 goals in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side this season, having arrived on a free transfer from PSG in the summer.criticism welcome”I have no problem [with the criticism] because I went through this my whole career. This is something that triggers me, gives me energy,” said Ibrahimovic. “People talking about me, saying: ‘You’re dead, you’re this, that, ex-players talking, and I don’t even remember them when they were playing. But one thing for sure is they will remember me for the rest of their lives.””After many years of talks like: ‘He can never make it in the Premier League, he can never make it there’, I had my little adventure going around different countries, and when they felt it was most difficult for me, I chose to come. Let’s say a person in myposition would take the easiest way, go abroad, make money in China, or the other side and settle down with the career he had, I choose not, I took the challenge, accepted the challenge, and that’s what I chose,” he added.”That’s why I chose United also, in a situation where they struggled for the last four or five years, and if I can finish the task to bring them to the top, I will be more than happy.”I don’t like the easy task, the easy job, the easy objectives, I always had it hard whenever I went. I needed to do much more than the other ones, and that’s how I see it here. At the age of 35, people said it would be impossible, but I am doing what I am able to do,” said Ibrahimovic.United have improved of late under Mourinho, winning their last six Premier League games to force themselves back into top-four contentionand possibly beyond. They are currently five points behind Liverpool.”I’m looking forward. These games are the games you want to play in, be on that stage, and just enjoy the moment. Let’s enjoy the game, but most of all, let’s win the game,” he said.The gap is smaller now, and if we can get that win from the top four, we are there.”last_img read more

Cardinals 18, 49ers 15: Defense blows fourth-quarter lead

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.GLENDALE, Ariz. — As ugly as it started, it ended even uglier for the 49ers, who lost their sixth straight game Sunday and had a win slip from their grasp in the final minute.The 49ers blew a 15-3, fourth-quarter lead against the the league’s worst offense as the Arizona Cardinals rallied for an 18-15 victory.“It’s tough. Guys are really hurting in there and they should be. If they weren’t, something’s wrong with …last_img

Airbus launches upgraded A330

first_imgAs expected Airbus has launched two new versions of its very popular A330 aircraft taking advantage of the latest engine technology from Rolls Royce.Dubbed the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, two new aircraft will incorporate latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the economics, versatility and reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by a claimed 14 per cent per seat, making it one of the most cost efficient, medium range wide body aircraft in the market. The A330neo will also have an increase of range up to 400 nautical miles. Deliveries of the A330neo will start in Q4 2017. Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group said that the A330 is a very important margin (profit) contributor for Airbus. “It’s also one of the most reliable and efficient commercial aircraft ever. Customers love it. With our decision to re-engine the plane, we will keep the A330 flying high for many more years to come.” In addition to the new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo will feature incremental innovations, including aerodynamic enhancements such as new winglets, an increased wing span and new engine pylons.last_img read more

What happens to transportation projects under President Trump?

first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities David Curry Transportation has been vastly underfunded in the past two decades, according to most Democrats in the House and Senate. President Obama tried to raise taxes on oil imports and gas usage to fund transportation projects, but Congress has been a stone wall, refusing to raise taxes or spend more on infrastructure.You would think under Republican President-elect Donald Trump, things are about to get worse, but the billionaire businessman has advocated for more infrastructure spending throughout his campaign.See Also: Sustainability will be driving the smart city bus by 2020In his announcement speech, Trump spoke about the need to spend more on our infrastructure: “We have to rebuild our infrastructure. Our bridges, our roadways, our airports.” Trump also lambasted Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure plans, which included $500 billion in spending and loans, saying more is needed.It sounds like Trump is willing to spend hundreds of billions, if not trillions, fixing and upgrading America’s infrastructure, but details of his plan are sketchy. He hasn’t provided an actual spending figure, and apart from the wall, there aren’t that many signature projects that have Trump’s approval.Going around WashingtonCities and states have started to bypass Congress entirely when it comes to transportation projects, usually pushing the project to a vote. That has resulted in major projects being approved, like the ½ percent rise in sales tax in Los Angeles, which will provide $120 billion to future transportation and construction projects.This works for some programs, although states can only go so far when it comes to changing the tax laws and increasing import charges. For massive programs to be approved, Congress would need to change its tune.Even if Trump were to announce major infrastructure programs, it would be hard to push them through a Republican House and Senate. Republicans have blockaded almost all of Obama’s plans, convinced that infrastructure doesn’t need massive spending increases, and if they do the states can decide. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img Related Posts Tags:#America#Donald Trump#featured#infrastructure#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#top#transportation How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …last_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Silva insists Davies in his plans

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva insists Davies in his plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists Tom Davies is in his plans.Davies made a bright start to the season and was made captain by Silva for Everton’s game with Arsenal in September but he has not played a minute in the Premier League since coming off in the 2-1 win at Leicester on October 6. When asked if he would allow Davies to move in the New Year, Silva replied: “No way. Impossible. No way. Tom is part of our squad. He is an important player for me and an important player for us as a club. He is the present and the future of our club.”I know Tom is not playing the last few games but that is not his fault. It is because the players in that position are playing very well. When I changed to start with Andre (Gomes) for the first time against Crystal Palace, Tom’s performances were improving.”He did very well in the game before at Leicester but I took the decision to change – not because of Tom’s performance but because of how I expected Crystal Palace to play, and they did play that way. Tom is working hard and is ready to play, if that is what I decide.” last_img read more

10 months agoLloris hellbent on ending Tottenham’s barren trophy run

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lloris hellbent on ending Tottenham’s barren trophy runby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHugo Lloris is determined to end Tottenham’s barren trophy run.Spurs haven’t won a piece of silverware since the league cup in 2007/08.Lloris said: “This [winning silverware] is what we work for.”We know we are in the Premier League and there are a lot of contenders, big teams, big players, and that is why we are excited to be here.”We are in the most competitive country, so we keep working with the same mentality and do our best.”We have shown in the past that Tottenham is very competitive and we are reducing the gap with the best.” last_img

Industry Minister Courts Consular Corps Assistance in Global Hub Project

first_imgMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, is encouraging members of the Consular Corps to assist in attracting investment from the global trading community, in the development of Jamaica’s global transshipment and logistics hub. Mr. Hylton extended the invitation during an awards dinner hosted by the Consular Corps of Jamaica for visiting directors of the World Federation of Consuls at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston on Friday (January 25). “We know that this logistics hub, will extend the reach and borders of our traditional industries while facilitating the growth and development of new and diversified industries that will move the country further up the global value chain. We invite your partnership and support as we seek to take our big idea to the world,” he said. “You can help us in a number of ways, spread the word, tell your network of influencers in your respective jurisdictions that Jamaica is a global asset. Tell them that we are open for their ideas and their investments; tell them that there is a first mover advantage if they move now and if they do so quickly,” he added. [RELATED: Logistics Hub to Stimulate and Sustain Growth – Minister Hylton] Mr. Hylton said the development of the hub, which is estimated to cost between US$7 billion and US$8 billion, over a five to 10 year period, is being spearheaded by the Government in an effort to position Jamaica to take advantage of the anticipated increased maritime activities, expected to result from the expansion of the Panama Canal by 2015. The Minister said the development of the hub would make it the fourth such facility globally, along with those in Singapore, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Central to the development are: dredging of the Kingston Harbour; expansion of the Port of Kingston; development of the Caymanas Economic Zone, a transshipment commodity port, and Vernamfield in Clarendon as an air-cargo and passenger facility; and establishment of a dry dock facility. The Minister highlighted that Jamaica is ideally positioned for the establishment of the hub, based on its location, midway between North and South America, and in relative proximity to the Panama Canal. He said the island is already a major transshipment corridor and is the leading transshipment point for containerized cargo to the Caribbean, North and South America. Mr. Hylton said the plan is to expand the current infrastructure and to add new facilities, services and arrangements in order to create a cohesive network of logistics and shipping facilities that will position Jamaica to become the fourth such facility. “Jamaica’s surplus of professional and skilled workforce will be a primary factor in the success of Jamaica’s logistics hub and the corollary initiative such as the establishment of an international financial services centre. We will also be relying on our robust and expansive telecommunications infrastructure across the island as well as our extensive subsea fibre network,” he added. The newly elected board of directors of the World Federation of Consuls, a global network of Consular Associations created to support and improve the status, legitimacy and effectiveness of all consular officers in all receiving States, has been in Jamaica from January 23 to 26 for its second board meeting of which Arnold Foote has been presiding over.last_img read more

Football Urban Meyers Texas to Ohio recruiting pipeline in 2017

OSU football coach Urban Meyer disputes a call made by the Officials during the game against Michigan on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorTexas became a popular state for recruiting for Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer this year, with five players making the long journey to Columbus from the Lone Star State. The 2017 recruiting class is a testament to Meyer’s ability to reach far across the nation.This season, Jeffrey Okudah, Baron Browning, J.K. Dobbins, Kendall Sheffield and Elijah Gardiner all came to OSU as part of 21 new players for the Scarlet and Gray.The Texas to Ohio pipeline started for Meyer and company back in 2013, when the newest OSU football players from the state were Dontre Wilson, Mike Mitchell and J.T. Barrett. While all three players were former four-star recruits, each has traveled a much different path in college.Wilson, a once highly touted player who had the speed and hands to play both wide receiver and running back, suffered a foot injury that kept him out of contention for an extended period of time. His career with the Buckeyes is now over, and never really lived up to the hype that surrounded his initial signing.Mitchell never panned out with the Buckeyes, transferring to Texas Tech before winding up with Southeastern University, which is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program. Barrett, who is returning for his redshirt senior season, is poised to break nearly every OSU passing record in the books.In 2014, OSU snagged now-redshirt sophomore guard Demetrius Knox from Texas before no commitments from the state of Texas for the next two years. Then, everything clicked.Meyer’s success in Texas might have been a product of a staff full of quality recruiters as well as the team’s accomplishments. Appearances in the College Football Playoff two out of three years since its inception seems like an enticing factor for any incoming freshman.For Browning, it was all about the opportunities presented by a program like OSU. “I would say probably the reason everyone is leaving Texas is because everybody wanna be great, so they’re going to where they feel like they can grow the most,” he said on National Signing Day.However, Okudah said the tight-knit bond between the group was the key that led to the success in Texas for OSU.“The coaches, they had come out and recruit us, they did a pretty good job,” he said. “They might of got a little bit lucky, because we were all pretty close before so when they got one of us,I would go tell Baron, ‘Did you hear this? Did you hear that?’ and he would say, ‘Yeah.’ It made it easy for us to be comfortable so far from home.”All incoming players from Texas agreed Columbus is a city where they can grow both on and off the field, and where the dreams of winning a national championship and one day playing in the NFL are all very real possibilities. The Texas natives and the rest of the Buckeyes will get a chance to show off their skills on April 15 in the Spring Game. With multiple starting spots open on either side of the ball, any one of the five could find their way into the starting lineup. On top of that, there seemed to be one more thing they all could agree on — a longing for Whataburger.“I haven’t had (Whataburger) in a long time,” Dobbins said “So I’m kind of missing it.” read more

Russian swordsman slices fencing niche at Ohio State

Imagine that one day you receive a phone call from Ohio State football legend Archie Griffin and he offers you a coaching job at OSU. After hearing Griffin out, you respectively decline his offer because you don’t think you’re ready for the job. This was the reality for fencing coach Vladimir Nazlymov in 1999 while working in Kansas City, Mo., as the fencing coach for the school district. “I said, ‘I’m not ready for this,’” Nazlymov said. “I didn’t know who he was.” Nazlymov said he received a phone call from the director of the Kansas City sports commission immediately after declining Griffin’s offer. “He called me and asked why I told Archie no,” Nazlymov said. “He told me I couldn’t say no to Archie.” On this advice, Nazlymov decided to come to OSU to tour the facilities and find out if the job was right for him. After the tour, Griffin asked Nazlymov what they needed to do to make the fencing program one of the top three in the country, Nazlymov said. “I asked ‘Why top three?’” Nazlymov said. “Why not win?” Nazlymov said he told Griffin he could turn the program around in three years. “I said three years was enough. Of course he didn’t believe me,” Nazlymov said. Nazlymov said he was confident if he came to OSU, he would be able to recruit strong coaches and the best fencers would follow. He said he told Griffin if he didn’t turn the program around in three years, Griffin could fire him. Fast forward to 2012 and Nazlymov has more than fulfilled his promise to turn the fencing program around at OSU. Under Nazlymov’s guidance, the program is now in its 10th consecutive season among the nation’s top five-ranked programs. This is Nazlymov’s 13th season as coach of the fencing program. Prior to the start of this season, he had compiled a combined men and women’s record of 414-97. He added National Championships to his resume in 2004 and 2008. Nazlymov’s road to fencing greatness began almost by accident. As a young child growing up in what was then the Soviet Union, Nazlymov described himself as being “not a nice kid.” He said he was constantly getting into trouble. After one particular incident in which Nazlymov almost lost sight in one eye, he said he saw an announcement for fencing and went from there. Nazlymov’s fencing career took off from there and he eventually found himself on the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team. He said this team had “the best coaches, best facilities.” “Army is army. They have everything,” he said. On the individual level, Nazlymov, who has six Olympic medals including three golds, was named the world’s best fencer by the International Fencing Federation twice. He became coach of the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team in 1976 and remained coach until 1990. He came to the United States in 1991. It was during his time with the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team that Nazlymov’s winning attitude was instilled, he said. “For many years I worked in the Soviet Union,” he said. “I couldn’t be second.” He joked that his superior in the army might have sent him to Siberia if he had gotten second place. Once again, Nazlymov said he has high hopes for his team this season. Last season the men and women’s teams combined for a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships. Nazlymov said that last year the team was “terrible.” “This season, I hope for sure we are better,” he said. Senior saberist Max Stearns echoed his coach’s sentiments. “Even before the season started we have one of the most complete teams in the NCAA, I think across all weapons and genders,” Stearns said. “Expectations on the team are very high; we’re working towards bringing back a championship.” After the men and women went a combined 13-0 at the Northwestern Duals Feb. 4, the teams now have a combined record of 33-2. “I don’t want to be second,” Nazlymov said. The team will continue their season Feb. 26 at the US Collegiate Championships in New York, N.Y. The office of Archie Griffin at the OSU Alumni Association did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. read more