Classic Encounter – Springboks vs All Blacks 2000

first_imgFriday Jul 31, 2009 Classic Encounter – Springboks vs All Blacks 2000 A few weeks after the Test of the Century between the All Blacks and Australia, Ellis Park in Johannesburg played host to a match that was right up there with the best in terms of entertainment, action, and emotionally charged Test matches. It was a thrilling encounter between the Springboks and the All Blacks which featured ten tries in total, with eight being scored before the break. South Africa had been struggling, with coach Nick Mallet under fire following four successive defeats. The players were also under pressure, but they duly silenced their critics as they took the game to the mighty ABs and prevailed. They ran them ragged scoring five tries in 30 minutes before New Zealand fought back to close the twenty point deficit, and even take the lead at 37-36 following a Andrew Mehrtens penalty. Robbie Fleck, in for the injured De Wet Barry, was lethal on the day as he scored two tries and troubled the opposition midfield whenever he had ball in hand. The brilliant Christian Cullen scored his sixth Tri Nations try of the year and his 40th Test try in total. He scored again later, as did Tana Umaga who looked threatening whenever he had ball in hand. The Springboks withheld the late onslaught though with some superb defensive work. Late in the game they camped in the New Zealand half before scrumhalf Werner Swanepoel picked up his second try as they hung on for the memorable 46-40 win.The video is down. We’ll get it back up as soon as possible Time: 05:26 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Classic Encounter – Springboks vs All Blacks 2000 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Crusaid launches first legacy campaign for several years

first_img Crusaid, the national charity and independent grant maker for HIV and AIDS, has launched a campaign to convince supporters and donors to leave a legacy to the charity in their will.The push is Crusaid’s first concerted legacy campaign for a number of years, and will build on the successful use of funds derived from recent legacies.Alison Heyes, Head of Fundraising and Events at Crusaid commented: “Legacies have enabled us to maintain the Hardship Fund, which has now helped 1 in 4 people diagnosed with HIV in the UK cope with the often harsh reality of life with the virus. It is precisely that sort of work that we hope to continue and build on through our legacy campaign.” Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Crusaid launches first legacy campaign for several years  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The campaign will begin with a direct-mail shot to warm supporters and contacts. Comprehensive information outlining how a bequest to Crusaid could be used will be distributed throughout the legal profession to promote awareness of the charity and its work among those who manage and administer legacies. This will be reinforced with advertisements in various legal journals and a dedicated area on the Crusaid Web site which will be redesigned shortly. In February 2004 a special reception hosted by Crusaid Chairman Iain Renwick, will take place where supporters will be told how – unlike many other charities – Crusaid does not use legacy gifts to fund core costs. Donors will be reminded that they can choose how their gift is spent or even re-assign the bequest to an area of personal interest once it is committed.Alison Heyes concluded: “Donors will be able to choose for themselves how their legacy is put to work – they may wish to contribute towards research into a vaccine or cure for HIV/AIDS, support our education and prevention work in the UK or provide our international projects with a sustainable future. Our commitment to guaranteeing that no legacy monies are used on administration ensures that donors who leave bequests to Crusaid are making a real and lasting difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS.” Howard Lake | 16 October 2003 | Newslast_img read more

DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/30/17

first_imgDuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/30/17 DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/30/17 As for soybeans, in much of the state the bean harvest is complete, but not in parts of Eastern Indiana. “We will have a lot of soybean fields still out there,” said Early. “The further east you go, the more soybean acres there were planted and that explains the slow pace of harvest.” According to NASS, statewide 80% of the soybeans have been harvested. By Gary Truitt – Oct 30, 2017 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleWeather Keep Indiana Harvest Delayed Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter While most corn has reached maturity, moisture levels in his area are still running in the upper 20% range. Though this is less than ideal, Early said it was not long ago he was worried the crop would not reach maturity before the first frost.  Statewide, the moisture average is 19%, unchanged from the previous week. site. SHARE Home News Feed DuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 10/30/17 With a good deal of the Indiana corn crop still in the field and the weather turning colder, windier, and wetter, more and more plants are being blown down. According to USDA, 41% of the Hoosier corn crop has yet to be harvested. With a change in the weather, Brian Early, with DuPont Pioneer, says lodging is becoming a concern, “The crop has been doing well so far, but, as we move into November, we are beginning to see more problems with stalk integrity.”  He added, with good yields comes the likelihood that there may be more lodging, “You sort of have gravity working against you.” He urged growers to check their fields and resume harvest on those that look to be in the worst shape.last_img read more

Track and field continues to progress in College Station

first_imgTrack and Field: Senior breaks another school record Linkedin Maya Bulger + posts Early action option removed from admission process printThe Horned Frogs returned to College Station, TX to compete at the Charlie Thomas Invitational Feb. 3.“The mile relay and Emeilo winning were positives on the day,”  TCU track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said.Running EventsSenior Emeilo Ferguson secured a first-place finish in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70 seconds. For the women, first-year student Hope Glenn placed third with a time of 7.56.The men’s 4-x-400 meter relay team recorded another first-place finish for the Horned Frogs. Sophomore Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Jostyn Andrews, senior Kevin McClanahan and sophomore Derrick Mokaleng finished with a season-best time of 3:07.30.In the men’s 200-meter dash, junior Darrion Flowers placed third with a time of 21.46 seconds and Ferguson placed sixth behind a time of 21.61.“Darrion ran really well in the 200 out of lane three, which is a really tough lane to run on in an indoor bank track,” Anderson said.Mokaleng and McClanahan both placed for the men in the 400-meter dash. Mokaleng finished third with a time of 46.73 seconds and McClanahan placed sixth at 47.56.The two first-year students, Evelyn Mandel and Renee Payne, both scored for the women’s team. Mandel placed third in the women’s 3000-meter race with a time of 9:50.01. Payne placed seventh in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:15.74.Junior Brittney Trought produced a season-best time of 8.54 seconds in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, securing a fourth-place finish.Field EventsThe weight throw team secured three out of the top five spots. Sophomore Isaiah Rogers placed second, recording a personal-best distance of 19.45 meters, sophomore Ryan Camp placed third behind a mark of 19.25 meters, and senior Justin Sanchez placed fifth at 18.45 meters.“I thought our throwers competed well again,” Anderson said. “One thing we found out this weekend is that the training is kicking in and the athletes are getting a little tired, but we’ve got to train where we can with the weather situation.”Junior Stephanie Bess placed third in the women’s Pole Vault, recording a mark of 3.72 meters.“On the women’s side, Stephanie Bess has only been here for a couple of weeks and we were using this meet as a practice session and she jumped over 12 feet,” Anderson said.Senior Scotty Newton and junior Chyna Ries both scored in the long jump. Newton secured a sixth-place finish for the men, recording a mark of 7.11 meters. Ries placed sixth for the women behind a mark of 5.68 meters.In the shot put, first-year student Leilyn Miles placed sixth, recording a mark of 14.25 meters. For the men, Rogers placed second at 17.37 meters.“All in all, it was an okay weekend,” Anderson said. “We had some people compete that hadn’t competed yet this season. We had some people do some things they hadn’t done before and aren’t ready to do at a high level yet, but I think we’re moving in the right direction.”Up NextThe Horned Frogs will head to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Shootout Friday, Feb. 9. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Maya Bulger Facebook ReddIt Maya Bulger Linkedin ReddIt Maya Bulger Facebook Get to know the TCU admission counselors Twitter Courtesy of Maya Bulger Previous articleTCU Rifle wins back-to-back conference titlesNext articleNCAA proposes changes to women’s volleyball review system Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitterlast_img read more

Three more killings in country where murders go unpunished

first_img Receive email alerts News News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information Reports Follow the news on Honduras HondurasAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation The most recent victim is Joel Aquiles Torres, who owned local TV station Canal 67 and had shares in a TV cable company. He was shot dead by suspected contract killers on a motorcycle while driving his car in Taulabe, in the central department of Comayagua, on 3 July.The police said 29 bullet impacts were found in his car and that the motorcycle used by the hitmen was found abandoned 3 km from the scene. Since then, the police have provided no information about the investigation’s progress.Radio and TV journalist Jacobo Montoya Ramírez was gunned down by suspected contract killers in his home in the western town of Copán Ruinas on 25 June. Witnesses said the gunmen shot him once at the door of his home and then followed him inside to finish him off as his mother looked on.The body of Juan Carlos Cruz Andara, a journalist with the TV station Teleport, was found inside his home in the northern city of Puerto Cortés on 23 June. He had been stabbed to death.Last February, he filed a report with the police about a death threat but had continued working. He also helped produce programmes promoting tourism in Puerto Cortés and was an LGBT community activist.“We condemn this terrible violence against journalists and the impunity that reigns supreme in Honduras, which cannot be allowed to continue,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “The police and judicial authorities must conduct independent, impartial and thorough investigations in order to solve these appalling murders, and must not rule out the possibility of a link with the victims’ journalistic work.”Dangles added: “Honduras must move from words to action and must comply with its international obligations, including the recommendations that were accepted during the Universal Periodic Reviews in 2010 and 2015 as regards protecting journalists and conducting effective investigations into crimes of this kind.”These three latest murders follow that of Erick Arriaga, a Radio Globo employee who was gunned down in the capital in February.Ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Honduras was the western hemisphere’s fourth deadliest country for journalists in 2014, following Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.According to the Reporters Without Borders tally, a total of 28 journalists and media workers have been killed in connection with their work in Honduras since 2000. The three latest murders are likely to join the list. HondurasAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more July 8, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three more killings in country where murders go unpunished Reporters Without Borders condemns a new wave of murders of journalists in Honduras, where impunity is the rule. Three have been killed in the space of ten days. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Imago BioSciences to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Twitter Imago BioSciences to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Imago BioSciences, Inc. (Imago), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative treatments for myeloid diseases, today announced that executive leadership will be participating in the following upcoming investor conferences: SVB Leerink 10th Annual Global Healthcare ConferenceDate: Feb. 23, 2021 Cowen 41st Annual Healthcare ConferenceDate: March 1, 2021 About Imago BioSciences Imago BioSciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of hematologic disorders. Imago has developed a series of compounds that inhibit LSD1, an epigenetic enzyme critical for cancer stem cell function and blood cell differentiation. The company is advancing the clinical development of its first LSD1 inhibitor, bomedemstat, for the treatment of myeloid neoplasms. Imago is backed by leading private, public and strategic investors including a fund managed by Blackstone Life Sciences, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Omega Funds, Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and funds and accounts managed by Blackrock Advisors, LLC. The company is based in South San Francisco, California. To learn more, visit,, and follow us on Twitter @ImagoBioRx, Facebook and LinkedIn. View source version on CONTACT: Media Contact: Steve Kunszabo Canale Communications [email protected] Contact: Matthew Plunkett, PhD, Chief Financial Officer, Imago Biosciences [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HEALTH FINANCE RESEARCH SCIENCE PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Imago BioSciences, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM Previous articleWestlake Chemical Partners Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings for 2020 Conference CallNext articleQuotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova, the UK-Based Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

[BREAKING] In Sunday Hearing, SC Dismisses Plea Against Conduct Of Board Exams In Rajasthan

first_imgTop Stories[BREAKING] In Sunday Hearing, SC Dismisses Plea Against Conduct Of Board Exams In Rajasthan Sanya Talwar28 Jun 2020 6:45 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court in a special Sunday hearing dismissed a plea challenging the High Court of Rajasthan’s decision of upholding conduct of board examinations for class X and Class XII in the state.A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna observed that it did not consider it appropriate to intervene in the said plea in light of the recent judgement…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court in a special Sunday hearing dismissed a plea challenging the High Court of Rajasthan’s decision of upholding conduct of board examinations for class X and Class XII in the state.A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari & Sanjiv Khanna observed that it did not consider it appropriate to intervene in the said plea in light of the recent judgement in “Rajashree v. Karnataka”, wherein Justice LN Rao had stated that the Courts should have minimum interference in academic issues and that it had already dealt with similar pleas earlier.Court stated that,”….the petitioners had filed this at the last moment, while the state government had already taken all necessary precautionary measures. Exams set to start from tomorrow, and petitioners have not pointed out any major inconvenience. Hence we do not wish to intervene”A parent of the aggrieved student has moved the Top Court in special leave petition filed through Advocate Ronak Karanpuria states that the decision of the state board of conducting the Secondary examination of the remaining two papers be conducted on June 29 & 30 is “erroneous” and deserves to be set aside, considering the ongoing pandemic situation.The plea states that the decision to conduct the remaining examinations during the midst of covid19 is arbitrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.The petitioner had also cited the recent decision of the Supreme Court which led to the scrapping of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for the safety of students.Further to this, the plea stated that about 120 schools which are designated examination centres were used to quarantine people for shelter labourers in transit and that the “conducting of examinations is wrong illegal and discriminatory for the reason that it jeopardises the health of the students undertaking the exams and thus, amounting to violation of Article 21 and 14 of the constitution.”The plea stated that,”The high court failed to appreciate that the Respondent No. 4 has not given any solution to the practical problems such as the movements of the students residing in the containment zones and the unavailability of private vehicles for all students, thereby restricting the movement”Advocate Rishi Kapoor and Ronak Karanpuria appeared for the Petitioners and Senior Advocate Manish Singhvi and Advocate DK Devesh appeared for the Respondents.Just 3 days ago, The Central Board of Secondary Education decided to cancel the exams of Class 10 and 12 scheduled from July 1 to 15 in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme Court accepted its alternative assessment scheme.Earlier, Supreme Court had passed similar orders for Karnataka state board exams.Next Storylast_img read more

Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

first_imgTop 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit paymentsBy XpertHR on 1 Feb 2019 in Shared parental leave, Notice periods, Payment in lieu of notice (PILON), Latest News, Sickness absence, Holidays and holiday pay, Personnel Today, Redundancy, TUPE How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary, contractual, regular or occasional?A string of cases over the last few years has gone some way to clarifying the question of when overtime should be included in holiday pay, but it can still cause difficulty for employers. This is the subject of the top question in January’s top 10 FAQs on XpertHR. Other popular questions deal with the taxation of payments in lieu of notice, shared parental leave and redundancy procedures.The top 10 HR questions in January 2019:1. When does overtime have to be included in holiday pay? 2. If an employer pays an employee in lieu of notice, is the payment taxable? 3. In a TUPE situation, is the transferor obliged to give the transferee the personnel files of transferred employees? 4. How does shared parental leave operate? 5. In a redundancy situation, what obligations does an employer have with regard to offering suitable alternative employment? 6. Where an employee has recently changed from full-time to part-time hours how should his or her redundancy payment be calculated? 7. If an employee works part of the day before going home sick, should this day count as sickness absence? 8. Should employers deal with all types of unauthorised absence in the same way? 9. If an employer pays enhanced maternity pay, must it also enhance pay to employees on shared parental leave? 10. In a TUPE situation, is the transferee obliged to consult the members of staff who will be transferring to it? Related posts:No related photos. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Santos partners with Natural Soda to create jobs and investment

first_imgThe two companies have been working together for more than 12 months on a commercially-viable model that could create a new sodium bicarbonate industry for Narrabri and Australia Santos partners with Natural Soda to create jobs and investment. (Credit: Santos Ltd) In an Australian first, Santos has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Natural Soda to use salt removed from produced water as part of the Narrabri Gas Project.The two companies have been working together for more than 12 months on a commercially-viable model that could create a new sodium bicarbonate industry for Narrabri and Australia, bringing more local jobs to the region. Sodium bicarbonate is commonly known as ‘baking soda’.Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said the MOU is a commitment from both Santos and Natural Soda to complete a concept study that will inform a Final Investment Decision to produce sodium bicarbonate in Narrabri.“Australia doesn’t have a bicarbonate industry, so we import it for use in food, pharmaceuticals and a wide range of industrial uses. These are the benefits that would come from the Narrabri Gas Project – new industries, more jobs, business opportunities and regional development,” Mr Gallagher said.“The partnership with Natural Soda demonstrates how our industry continues to evolve and explore new ways of beneficial use for products that previously would have been considered waste.“The water Santos extracts is of no use to farmers because of the salt content, so we treat the water to a very high standard that is suitable for irrigation, stock watering and other purposes. The salt removed from the water is a natural product and, if our concept study is successful, could be converted into valuable sodium bicarbonate.“That’s a win-win. It creates a new industry, more jobs, it’s good for the environment and good for farming.“However, if things don’t work out as we hope, the water will still be able to be used for irrigation and the salt removed from the water will be disposed of in accordance with all waste laws.“As we come out of COVID-19, every new industry and job is more important than ever. The Narrabri Gas Project means more jobs and more investment in New South Wales and lower gas and electricity prices for customers in New South Wales.”Natural Soda produces pure, natural sodium bicarbonate at its facility in the Piceance Basin in Colorado, using energy efficient and environmentally friendly processes. Natural Soda is the second largest producer in North America and its sodium bicarbonate is imported into Australia and around the world for use in a range of commercial products including food, pharmaceuticals, swimming pool chemicals, industrial chemicals and animal feed.Natural Soda President Kirk Daehling sees this as a great opportunity for both companies.“Unlike other producers, Natural Soda has been processing natural sodium bicarbonate-rich brine into finished product for nearly 30 years.  Salt removed from produced water from Santos’ Narrabri Project appears to be very similar to our facilities’ feedstock.  Processing this material into a valuable end-product will be good for industry and good for the environment.  It will also bring an Australian-based source of supply to our customers in the region,” Mr Daehling said.A decision on the Narrabri Gas Project is currently before the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission following the Department of Planning’s assessment which found the project would not adversely affect the region’s significant water resources, is unlikely to result in any significant impacts on the local community or the environment, is in the public interest  and is capable of approval with strict conditions.Santos has committed 100 per cent of Narrabri gas to the domestic market.  The Narrabri Gas Project has the potential to supply enough natural gas to meet up to half of NSW’s natural gas demand where more than one million family homes, ~33,000 businesses and ~300,000 jobs rely on natural gas as a source of energy. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Mayor’s Update: September 22

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,We were fortunate that Hurricane Jose passed by Ocean City without coming too close, and the long-range forecasts predict the same for Hurricane Maria. We’re also very lucky that the Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to rebuild beaches at the north end of the island later this fall. The work will not take place until after these tropical storms have moved on. That means that any sand lost to some of the rough surf and high tides we’ve experienced will be restored. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has a contract to complete work between Seaspray Road and 14th Street. A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for next week, and I will update you on the project timeline after the meeting.Work on the drainage project in the Fourth Ward is going well. As crews continue to replace the aging network of storm pipes, residents should begin to see a noticeable difference in how quickly the streets drain. The addition of pumping stations will only help more. Anybody interested in following the weekly progress of the work can visit, I want to remind you all that the route for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 23) will move to the Route 52 causeway this year. I still believe that the traditional route using the Ocean City-Longport Bridge is by far the safest and least disruptive way to bring so many cyclists into town, but I do understand the concerns for public safety shared by other municipalities along the route, and I do remain fully supportive of the charity ride and its important mission in supporting MS research.The riders will come into town on the Ninth Street Bridge and use Bay Avenue to Fifth Street to reach the traditional finish line at the boardwalk parking lot at end of Fifth Street. One inbound lane of the Route 52 causeway will be closed. Other detours will be at 10th Street and Bay Avenue (for northbound traffic), 8th Street and Bay Avenue (southbound), 4th Street and Ocean Avenue (southbound), 6th Street and Ocean Avenue (northbound), 4th Street and Atlantic Avenue (southbound) and 7th Street and Atlantic Avenue (northbound). The eastbound lane of Sixth Street will be closed at Atlantic Avenue. Fifth Street will be closed from Ocean Avenue to the boardwalk. The detours will be in effect starting at 9:30 a.m.Ocean City also will be host to the OCNJ Half Marathon on Sunday, and the Ocean City-Longport Bridge will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (if not earlier) to accommodate a field of more than 1,000 runners.I thank you in advance for your patience during these events. If possible, plan alternative routes to avoid delays and to help provide a safe route for these event participants.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more