HomeOpinionColumnsKnow Before You Go – Monday, September 30, 2019 Sep. 30, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsDevelopmentFeaturedK-BugNewsKnow Before You Go – Monday, September 30, 2019Guest Author2 years agoADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMALLEY RENEWAL PROGRAM CITYDowntown fire stationWASTEWATER MAIN PROJECTWater Main Replacement ProjectYARDS MODERNIZATION PROJECT Week of September 30, 2019ANNUAL WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECTFor the week of September 30, the contractor will be connecting the newly installed water main on Ocean Avenue between California Ave and Wilshire Blvd. They will also continue with street restoration on 17th Street between Robson and Pier Avenues and on Pico Blvd between 4th Street and Main Street. Traffic will be closed to northbound traffic on Ocean Avenue and reduced to one lane in each direction on Pico Blvd. Please use alternate routes whenever possible.ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PHASE 5 PROJECT For the week of September 30, construction will continue on the Advanced Traffic Management System, Phase 5 Project. This project will upgrade the traffic signal equipment at four locations and install fiber optic cables along Montana Ave and 26th St. The project will provide transit priority along the corridor, allow for real-time remote monitoring and management of the traffic signals, provide public Wi-Fi along the corridor, and connect the San Vicente Reservoir and the Montana Avenue Branch Library to the City’s network. We appreciate your patience during the project, to provide this safety improvement and public enhancements. Please contact Andrew Maximous, Project Manager at (310) 458-8291 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.FIRE STATION #1 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT For the week of September 30, construction will continue throughout the project area located at 1377 7th Street which will affect the sidewalk and parking lane on the east side of 7th Street just north of Santa Monica Blvd. Sidewalk and parking lane will continue to be closed all day/night through the month. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Senior Construction Manager Sebastian Felbeck at (310) 434-2675.ALLEY RENEWAL PROGRAM For the week of September 30, alley renewal will take place at various locations throughout the city. No traffic impacts on surface streets, however temporary closures of alleys may occur. Residential parking passes will be issued, as necessary. Please contact Robin Jarrett at (310) 863-6773 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.DOWNTOWN /EXPO VEHICLE BARRIERS PROJECTFor the week of September 30, there are no planned closures on Colorado Ave between 4th St and 5th St. Remaining work to install bollards will be completed at a later time. Please contact Saad Malim at (310) 458-8293 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.ANNUAL WASTEWATER MAIN PROJECTFor the week of September 30, sewer main repair work will take place on 23rd Court between Washington Place and Idaho Avenue. Please contact Saad Malim at (310) 458-8721 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.CITY YARDS MODERNIZATION PROJECTFor the week of September 30, construction will impact the project area located at 2500 Michigan Ave, which will affect the sidewalk and parking lane on the north side of Delaware Ave just east of 24th St. Please contact Project Manager Joel Cesare at (310) 458-8549 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.STORM DRAIN & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTFor the week of September 30, storm drain catch basin improvements work will take place at 25th Street and Montana Avenue. Potholing work for a new storm drain line in Pier Place alley will also be underway. Please contact Saad Malim at (310) 458-8721 with any questions/concerns regarding this project. Tags :ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMALLEY RENEWAL PROGRAM CITYDowntown fire stationWASTEWATER MAIN PROJECTWater Main Replacement ProjectYARDS MODERNIZATION PROJECTshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarth Talk – Monday, September 30, 2019Westside Together – The Reality of Food InsecurityYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours ago
– LISTEN to the interview– READ the summary at ABC.net.auAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA group of retired farmers is calling on Western Australian’s grain growers to donate a small percentage of this year’s harvest to help feed the children and their families fleeing from Syria.“If farmers have surplus, perhaps we can get them to donate and the kids don’t need to starve.”Through their charity initiative, which targets a specific area of need every year, the farmers have helped to make a difference around the world.
Members of the The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keep watch as South Africa lifts a lockdown lasting two months, to try to revive the economy amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Members of the The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keep watch as South Africa lifts a lockdown lasting two months, to try to revive the economy amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYA new spate of farm murders hit South Africa in recent days, prompting urgent calls for the government to curb the scourge exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.The latest murder involved a pregnant woman who was murdered during a home invasion on her farm in Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal Province, police said on Sunday.Three men wearing face masks stormed the 26-year-old woman’s home at around 7:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, demanding cash from the family, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.The attackers escaped after the murder.The woman’s husband managed to run away and their two kids were unharmed, according to Gwala.The incident came one day after well-known Afrikaans singer Wynand Breedt was shot and killed on his farm outside Worcester near Cape Town on Friday evening.In South Africa which is among the countries that have the highest crime rate in the world, the rise in farm murders has become a focus of attention.According to AfriForum, there were 552 farm attacks in 2019 as opposed to 433 in 2018, translating to an increase of about 27 percent.Almost 1,000 people were victims of these 552 attacks, the group said.Related South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 South Africa records two more COVID-19 deaths South Africa reports 99 new COVID-19 cases
It seemed inevitable that Tommi Gore would be on a racetrack testing his skills against the best, after all, his father – is one of the best race car drivers in Jamaica – Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore. When asked who the better driver is, himself or the older Gore, young Tommi responded with wit, as fast as his hot laps – “Which car?” he said laughing. It’s not just him and his father. The 14-year-old comes from a proud racing family that has made its mark in local and regional racing. Douglas is a multiple rally and Dover champion. His grandfather , Neil, raced at Vernamfield. Tommi recalled his first introduction to the sport, driving with his father and grandfather around the track as a child. “I was always involved in racing through my dad and my grandpa (Neil) and I was always into cars, so we went up to the go-kart track, and I drove for the first time and I loved it, and it just continued from there,” he told The Sunday Gleaner. Although Doug always hoped that his son would follow the path into the family business, he was careful to ensure that Tommi’s love for the sport would develop organically like his did. Shift towards racing “I didn’t want to push him on a personal point. I didn’t want to do it for myself. Is Tommi going to enjoy it? [But] as the years have progressed, I have just noticed, especially in the last two to three years, a change in Tommi towards racing, and even when we went out in the car, I could tell that there was a lot of anticipation, a lot of people looking, people wondering how is he going to do,” Doug shared.It was a decision that Tommi made on his own as he began enjoying himself and seeing remarkable improvement in his skills. “It just happened. It wasn’t a conversation because at one point I was on the fence whether I wanted to stay or not,” Tommi said. “But then I really started to enjoy it more, and I started to progress a lot more with my driving, and we just decided that it was the best move.” Conditions When it became clear that Tommi had every intention of following in his father’s footsteps, Doug obliged with one non-negotiable condition: he had to maintain a high average in his academics. Tommi accepted the terms and since then, the Hillel Academy student has kept his promise, consistently making the honour roll. He credits the discipline in maintaining his grades in fostering the work ethic that he takes in preparing to compete. “It was always if you get good grades then you can race. So I made sure to keep on getting A’s and B+’s and keep on going, and I’m always working hard at school to keep up my grades so I can race,” Tommi said. “I think it helped with my work ethic because I just would prepare more because if I knew I had a race on the weekend, I would make sure I’d finish all my homework before the weekend.” While Tommi acknowledges that he does feel pressure to aspire to the same heights that his father reached, he says that he feels a sense of focus and clarity when he is behind the wheel, which eliminates stress placed from the outside. “All the time I feel pressure in general, but I find once you get in the car and driving, everything fades away. You are not thinking about anything else other than driving,” Tommi said. Since making his debut at the tender age of five, Tommi has gone on to excel in go-kart racing, the highlight being him winning the Rotax Junior championship last year. However, the biggest milestone of his career came in October when he became the youngest driver ever to compete at Dover raceway, transitioning to the circuit with his new Honda Civic race car. He remembers the experience as being nerve racking, competing against older and fiercer competition and adjusting to the upgrade in level. “At first I didn’t feel comfortable in the car, and it was very intimidating. [But] when I went out for the qualifiers, it was very fun and I got in the groove, and I just focused on that day from there.” It was a memorable day for the entire family, especially Doug, as he watched his son make his debut on the track. “On race day, everyone was in the stands cheering and rooting him on and I tell you that it was a very proud moment for [me] and everyone in the family. He did fantastic and we are just looking forward to great things to come,” Doug said. “I think he will get there and he will probably surpass me. What he has been given so early in life and he has competed abroad and locally already and he has done very well in both. So I see a very good progression, and I see great things to come for Tommi, and as long as he can keep up his grades, we should be all right,” Doug said.
Nick Bunyard, the manager of non-league football club Frome Town, has claimed he has been made a scapegoat after being banned from all football until 2019.The Football Association (FA) has banned Bunyard after a commission found him to be guilty of placing 45 bets on his own teams between September 2014 and April 2016.The FA has imposed the ban after he admitted to the misconduct charge in relation to the FA Rule, which prohibits anyone involved in the game from betting on any football matches worldwide.An FA statement read: “Frome Town manager Nick Bunyard has been suspended from all football and football related activity until 1 July 2019 and fined £3,000 after breaching The FA’s Betting Rules. For the duration of the suspension, which is effective from 19 April 2016, he must not attend any ground at which Frome are playing on a match day at any level.“An Independent Regulatory Commission heard how Mr Bunyard admitted misconduct in relation to 97 breaches of FA Rule E8(1)(a)(i) relating to betting activity between 13 September 2014 to 9 April 2016. Of the 97 bets, 45 were placed against Paulton Rovers FC and Frome Town FC while he was manager.”Bunyard told the Wiltshire Times: “Some people might look at this and question my integrity but match-fixing wasn’t on the charge sheet. Sometimes, I bet on us to lose and sometimes, I bet us on to win. One example was a match away at Redditch United with Frome (on March 21). We had nine first-team regulars missing and they were top-of-the-league.“We were actually 1-0 up and were only robbed by the referee to allow them an equaliser, and anybody who was at the game would have seen how animated I was and how much I wanted us to win. You could say that the injuries were insider knowledge, but anybody picking up the paper that morning would have known about them too.“I was naïve and I hold my hands up for that because I deeply regret what I’ve done, but I feel like I’ve been made a scapegoat. I know so many people across non-league football that bet on matches. It’s systemic and it’s one of those things that people do to soften the blow after a game. I never profited from those bets and I just moved on.” Share Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 Share Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets January 24, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit FA hands Daniel Sturridge four-month ban over betting breaches March 3, 2020