Daniel who attends CBS Thurles won the senior 110m hurdles and finished second in the shot put.David won double silver in the intermediate boys’ long jump and in the 4×100 relay for CBS Thurles helping the school to the intermediate boys’ team title.His brother Jack also played a key role winning the intermediate shot put.Youngest Dillon was fourth in the junior boys’ pole vault. Photo © Pixabay A Tipperary family have made history at the All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships.The Ryan family had five siblings competing on the same day winning a total of 8 medals.Anna Ryan of the Ursuline Thurles won the junior girls’ pole vault with a record of 2.92. read more
Delray Medical Center has announced a change in its visitors policy amid the coronavirus outbreaks. They will no longer have any visiting hours.The Delray Beach hospital said that the new visitor restrictions will be effective Friday, March 20.The hospital said they will assist their patients with virtual visits.It is not known for how long these new restrictions will last.
According to the county, this year’s spending plan shows operational savings of about $4.5 million in health care costs, workers compensation, shared service agreements for youth detention centers and lower pension costs. Additionally, over the last decade, the county’s budget has decreased by $40.6 million from $493.4 million in 2010 to $452.8 million in 2020. By Allison Perrine During the livestreamed meeting, before the budget’s approval, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone recommended it be amended to roll back the freeholders’ proposed salary increase to the 2008 rate. As introduced, each freeholder was set to make $35,769 in 2020. Now, each freeholder will receive about $30,200. However, it is still an increase compared to the 2019 figures, when each freeholder made about $27,380. “At the end of the day, it’s the right thing to do,” Arnone said during the meeting about the raise decrease. “The board continues to take a conservative approach to budgeting in order to ensure that all county departments and divisions are being fiscally responsible year-round,” said Arnone. “It is important to note that Monmouth County continues to maintain the AAA Bond Rating, the highest possible rating assigned by credit agencies, and is dedicated to long-term financial planning to ensure future financial stability.” Details of the budget – $36.5 million from surplus, $104.8 million from total miscellaneous revenues and $311.5 million to be raised by taxation – had been introduced at the March 12 meeting. The budget covers the cost of maintaining 1,000 lane miles of roads, according to the county, and over 900 bridges, 16,000 acres of county parks, emergency management services, 911 emergency communications, law enforcement through the prosecutor’s and sheriff’s offices, elections, deed recording and passport services in the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. The budget appropriates about $175.8 million for operating expenses, like salaries and wages, and $171.7 million for other expenses; as well as $3.5 million for capital improvements; $61.3 million for debt service; and $40.3 million for deferred charges and other appropriations. There are currently 2,840 county employees in 2020, compared to 2,858 in 2019. For several years, the freeholders have declined health benefits and mileage reimbursements in order to save money for county residents. It also outlines the 2020 dedicated reclamation center utility bill, which the county partnered with Middletown Township to present. It anticipates $34.7 million in total revenues and appropriations. According to Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley, the money being taken away from the salaries is “pretty insignificant” in comparison to the total budget. “I think it’s the right thing to do and it shows that the freeholders are willing to do whatever it takes to contribute,” she said. “I want to commend and congratulate and thank the township of Middletown for their partnership with us and working together,” said Arnone. “We’re looking at probably one of the more difficult towns to have to shared services with because of the size of it. It’s one of the largest municipalities in the state of New Jersey.” Monmouth County Freeholders practiced social distancing April 7 as they voted to approve a $452.8 million budget for 2020. Freeholder Lillian Burry said while she was “not happy” with the proposal to amend the salary item, she would vote to approve it as the majority of other members of the board were in favor of it. MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Monmouth County Freeholders unanimously approved a $452.8 million budget for 2020 at the Tuesday, April 7 meeting. “Save our employees’ jobs– that’s going to be our ulti-mate goal,” he added. Arnone cited anticipated revenue decreases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown as the reason for the rollback, knowing that without golf courses and recreation programs, income will fall short of that of recent years. This article originally appeared in the April 16th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. read more
Long story short, last week’s picks kept us afloat to make these NFL Week 4 picks:Rams 28, Vikings 20: The Rams move to 4-0 for the first time since their 2001 Greatest Show on Turf in St. Louis. Cue the Figueroa St. vendors hawking T-shirts reading: “Greatest Show on Surf.” Line: Rams -7Chargers 27, 49ers 19: The Garoppolopian Hangover is real, and the 49ers defense lacks Richard Sherman or a fierce pass rush to scare Philip Rivers. Line: 49ers +10 1/2San Francisco 49ers’ C.J. Beathard (3) … read more
Micro-budget filmmakers often spend too much money in all the wrong places. Here are three areas to scale back on when breaking down your budget.Making a feature film on a micro-budget is one of the hardest tasks that any filmmaker can undertake. It may be true that making films on any scale is extremely difficult, but having little or no access to funds makes things exponentially harder. It also means that everyone on set (including yourself) is wearing many hats.With that in mind, there are still ways that you can maximize the little money that you do have access to on a micro-budget film, which will help you keep more money on the screen. Naturally, every project has different requirements and therefore funds always need to be allocated uniquely from one project to the next… but generally the three areas discussed below are commonly where micro-budget filmmakers overspend:1. CrewImage from MYOB ShowYour crew is the lifeblood of your production. No matter how limited funds may be, you never want anyone working for free. It’s critical that you get the right crew on board and pay them fairly for their time. By that same token, you’ve got to be realistic about how large your crew can be.It’s common for micro-budget filmmakers to want to make their projects appear larger than they are, so they’ll hire more crew members than they need. Inevitably, this means day rates go down, and some of the key crew members (DP, Production Designer, etc.) aren’t getting paid nearly what they should be.The better approach would be to hire far less crew members (even if you end up with a skeleton crew) and pay those crew members properly. Doing this will help you attract far better team members — and will keep them happy throughout production. For further reading on the topic, here’s another piece I wrote on the ins and outs of working with a small film crew. 2. CateringImage from Dave’s CateringIt’s so easy to go overboard on catering and craft services on a project, and so nearly every low-budget film overspends in this area. Feeding your crew well is one of the most important things you can do to ensure everyone stays happy and productive. But that doesn’t mean you need to waste money either.The key to saving money with lunch, craft services, catering, etc. is simply to plan ahead. More often than not, filmmakers think about lunch as an afterthought and wind up ordering food in a hurry so they don’t get into meal penalty. This leaves you with limited options, and almost always translates to an inflated food budget.Take just a few minutes before each shoot day to consider how and where you’re getting your food, and you’ll potentially save thousands of dollars at the end of the production. If you’re looking to plan ahead, there are plenty of resources out there to help you lock down your catering so you can save money. For instance, ProductionHUB has an easy to search database that can point you to catering companies in your area. 3. Location RentalsImage from OnlineAthensLocations can be extremely pricey for film productions, especially for those shooting in LA or New York. Typically in major cities like these, people are well aware of what the going rates are for locations and will charge an arm and a leg to any filmmaker, regardless of the budget.That said, there are always ways you can mitigate your location budget. Options range from shooting guerrilla style, bartering with location owners, or shooting in a different town/city with lower permitting costs – just to name a few. There are countless ways to get top tier locations at very low costs (or in some cases for free), but you need to be willing to do your research and pound the pavement.Got any other cost-cutting moves up your sleeve? How do you save money when it comes time to shoot? Let us know in the comments below! read more
Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ View comments “There’s no use making things difficult for him,” said Kia board member Bobby Rosales of Revilla, who was drafted in 2013.READ: LA Revilla sends out cryptic tweet amid Kia hullabalooFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRevilla took to Twitter to show his disgust when the trade sending Kia’s no. 1 pick to San Miguel became official on Oct. 27, minutes before tip-off of the seventh game between Ginebra and Meralco in the Governors’ Cup Finals.“Kung magpalusot man lang sana ginandahan niyo ang rason. Hindi talaga eh. Bagsak siguro kung may lie detector,” Revilla tweeted on the same day Kia said that it was its “unconventional philosophy” that made it trade away Christian Standhardinger. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Gilas winds up 3-day training camp in Tagaytay Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLA Revilla is no longer part of the Kia franchise, a team which he had played for the last three years.In a report by Musong Castillo of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Kia traded away its disgruntled point guard to Phoenix for rookie Jayson Grimaldo and a second round draft pick in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That tweet has been deleted and Revilla has kept quiet on social media since.“He already apologized for the things he said,” said Rosales. read more
Moore’s law? Why Man Utd (& City) can learn from Liverpool – on & off pitchby Chris Beattie8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: A smack for Manchester City. A clip for Manchester United. In an expansive interview this week, Peter Moore, Liverpool’s chief exec, didn’t miss…Okay, okay, there’s just a little poetic license here. But while Moore’s intentions weren’t to run down any rival – just as Liverpool sit at the highest point they’ve reached in this FSG/Klopp era – it’s no stretch to make comparisons with what the Reds are achieving against their peers. Even more so when you consider how they’re going about it.As Moore was eager to highlight, “We feel good about the club in its entirety and we don’t compare ourselves with any other football club”, which is fair enough. Though it must be said, this interview was coming just a week or so after his “back on our perch” dig at United and Sir Alex Ferguson.This is sport. Football. An industry where competition – and comparisons – run throughout. Moore can offer a bit of false modesty, but he’s not foolin’ anyone. A pat on the back. Some self congratulation. For what they’ve managed on and off the pitch, the club deserves it.”When we look at the health of the club our revenues have doubled in the last five years and been reinvested back into the squad. We have steadied the ship from some dark days nine years ago,” said Moore.”We take great pride in our business model: a self-sustaining football club.”Are you watching Man City? PSG? This column mentioned the same last week. Liverpool have shown clubs can find a way to beat their state-funded opposition. They’re not quite there yet at home – though are well on their way. But in Europe they’ve proved them all wrong. Instead of moaning like the adidas-backed Bayern Munich, Liverpool just got on with it. They worked to a plan. Put the right team and staff together. And reached the summit. What’s more they’re in a position to sustain this success.As Moore says: “Simply, you drive revenues as best you can to invest on the pitch and that investment on the pitch pays off and global sponsors and advertisers want to be a part of that.”They continue to give the football club revenue which will again drive investment on the pitch and we win more games.”It is a virtuous cycle and that is the modern business model for high-performing football clubs: invest, invest, invest for success.””Virtuous” (so maligned in this social media era) is a decent word to use. Because Liverpool have gone about their work with a focus on football. And as much on the pitch, the reward has also been seen in the bottom line.At the beginning of the year, it emerged Liverpool had broken the world record for the biggest pre-tax profit of any football club in history. This wasn’t achieved by matching Florentino Perez’s Galacticos at Real Madrid. Nor was it done by copying Ed Woodward’s approach and sticking a Manchester United badge on any bit of tat it’s producers are willing to offer.Jurgen Klopp, as Reds manager, has no interest in buying big, established names. And Liverpool aren’t known to trumpet their official tyre or whisky ‘partner’ to a disinterested supporter base.Instead, these revenue records have been achieved by what we’re all involved in this game for: the football. Not even winning football – that first record-breaking revenue result arriving three months before Madrid and Champions League glory. No gimmicks. No state cash. Just good football played by a set of likeable players. And with a determination – as Moore says – to maintain this cycle.Referring to those past cash figures, Moore explained: “Yes, we had that headline, £125million, but all of that money, by the time we had announced that, had been reinvested in players like Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Naby Keita and Fabinho.”In this era of plc’s and state-funded buyers, Liverpool have bucked the trend. Yes, owners FSG have deep pockets, but there’s no smoke and mirrors here. As Klopp has acknowledged, all that squad investment a year ago meant Liverpool having to reign in their spending last summer. Yet, through canny squad management, they’ve still managed to maintain their momentum.That’s not to say there’s not pitfalls waiting in the future. And that’s when the real test of this Liverpool model will be seen. Ever since Klopp took charge four years ago of a tenth-placed Liverpool, the place has always been on the up. The biggest challenge, for every individual inside LFC, will come when those inevitable stumbles occur.But in the meantime, back on their perch, Liverpool deserve the plaudits for the way they’ve managed to achieve – on and off the pitch. And if it offers them the chance to have a dig at City – or particularly United – then who could begrudge that…? TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say read more
The Kentucky Wildcats, at 27-0, are just three games away from posting an undefeated regular season. The most difficult opponent left on their schedule is no doubt the Arkansas Razorbacks, who are ranked No. 18 in the country. The two are set to do battle Saturday, and the Razorbacks apparently want to remind the Wildcats of one fact – streaks are “meant to be broken.”Arkansas, which has actually won the last three games of this rivalry series, released a hype video Friday night ahead of the big game. Check it out:Kentucky is nearly a 15-point favorite, but many analysts think that Arkansas has a chance to pull the upset. We’ll see how it plays out. read more