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first_imgTwo branches of the Monmouth County Library system reopened their doors Wednesday, July 15 with lots of reminders to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. At the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, where curbside pickup is still available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, patrons were excited to get back to the books, even if it meant limited time spent in the building. During the reopening phase building capacity is limited to 25 percent and customers are asked to keep browsing to a minimum. Use of computers is by appointment only. Staff is required to wear face coverings at all times and plexiglass shields have been installed at the circulation desk as a safety measure. Customers who do not want to enter the building may request items on hold through the online system and call for curbside, contactless pickup when they get to the parking lot during the specified morning hours. Eastern Branch in-person hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Photos by Emma Wulfhorst The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After deciding you are ready to start succession planning on your farm, what’s next? To help, AgCredit is hosting four farm transition seminars across northwest and north central Ohio. These seminars will help provide guidance and tools to start the conversation about farm transition with your family.David Marrison and Emily Adams, of OSU Extension, will be discussing how to have productive, positive conversations and meetings about difficult issues. Caleb Douce, of Douce Agency, LLC, will be sharing information about Nationwide’s Land as Your Legacy program. Land as Your Legacy is designed to help ensure a seamless transition of your farm to the next generation.Seminars will be held on the following dates: DateLocationRSVPMarch 20All Occasions Catering 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, OH 43356419-947-1040 or dwhite@agcredit.netDinner will be served.March 22Erie County Fairgrounds 3110 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870*Sponsored by Lorain, Erie and Huron County Farm Bureaus419-663-4020 or dwhite@agcredit.netHeavy appetizers will be served.March 26Leipsic Community Center120 E. Main St.Leipsic, OH 45856419-523-6677 or dwhite@agcredit.netDinner will be served.March 27Masters Building 10171 State Hwy 53 N. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351419-447-0787 or dwhite@agcredit.netDinner will be served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Presentations will begin at 6:45 p.m. with an approximate end time of 9:15 p.m. Times are the same for each location.Advanced reservations are required. Please RSVP by March 13 to the phone numbers listed above or by emailing dwhite@agcredit.net.last_img read more

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Danielle Kang wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “We have a clause for a rematch. No problem,” Pacquiao said in the ring after the judges’ decision.But Australian boxing great and three-time world champion Jeff Fenech also called for Pacquiao, who retired briefly last year, to hang up his gloves for good this time.“If they let Manny fight again, that’s stupid,” Fenech said.“He should go relax and enjoy the money he has made. He’s got nothing to prove. Retire.“Jeff fought the right fight and took Manny to places he’d not been before … he made it a bit dirty.”ADVERTISEMENT Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said he would consider advising Pacquiao to retire after a glittering 22-year professional career in which he won world titles at an unprecedented eight weight divisions.“I’m going to talk to Manny about maybe calling it a day, maybe this is it,” Roach said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGiven no chance by most observers, the 29-year-old Horn’s ultra-aggressive style rocked Pacquiao, with the three judges scoring the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 for the Australian before 51,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.Pacquiao, (59-7-2) who insisted on a Brisbane rematch as a clause in his contract for the fight, declared however that he would “absolutely” return for a rematch. Horn’s father, Jeff Snr, revealed after the fight that he had been ready to throw in the towel after the brutal ninth round.His son had been battered by Pacquiao and blood was streaming from a nasty cut over Horn’s right eye.As American referee Mark Nelson made his way to Horn’s corner to ask them whether they wanted to stop the fight, Jeff Snr feared the worst.“He was dead in the water in round nine, he was gone,” Jeff Snr said.“I was very worried. If I had a towel I may have thrown it myself in the ninth. I looked at his eyes and I thought he was out on his feet. I really thought he was in danger of getting hurt in round nine.“I didn’t expect him to come back like he did in round 10.”/rgaRELATED VIDEORoach on Pacquiao: Being both fighter and senator ‘might be a little too much’4.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games A sense of Pacquiao’s declining powers is that the Philippines senator hasn’t stopped an opponent in eight years.Roach however called for an investigation into the scoring of American judge Waleska Roldan.She had the bout 117-111 to Horn, giving Pacquiao only three of the 12 rounds, despite Horn finishing the fight badly bruised and with a shut right eye.Horn ‘out on his feet’According to CompuBox statistics, Pacquiao landed almost twice as many punches as Horn — 182 to 92. Judges American Chris Flores and Argentine Ramon Cerdan both thought it was closer, but Horn had edged the fight 115-113.“I respect the judges’ decision,” Pacquiao said.  “He was much tougher than I expected. Much, much tougher.”Pacquiao told Philippines television: “We thought that we won this fight.”However, Top Rank veteran supremo Bob Arum, who was ringside, felt the win was fair. “It could have gone either way,” he said.“A couple of close rounds, but you can’t argue with the result. I scored a lot of the early rounds for Jeff. Then I had Manny coming back in the middle.“The 12th round, Jeff really won. If you give Manny the 11th, you have it a draw. You give Jeff the 11th, it’s 7-5.” What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netManny Pacquiao’s trainer advised the Filipino legend to quit boxing Monday after his sensational defeat to unheralded Australian Jeff Horn.While controversy raged over the scoring of Sunday’s World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout in Brisbane, after all three judges awarded it to unbeaten Horn, there were doubts whether 38-year-old Pacquiao would return for a possible rematch.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fernandinho hails record-breaker Bernardo for Man City win: Pure classby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Fernandinho hailed the performance of Bernardo Silva for victory over Liverpool.The 24-year-old was outstanding with and without the ball as City cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to four points.He covered 13.7km, which is more than any other player has managed in the Premier League this season, and Fernandinho, who himself delivered arguably his best Etihad performance, was full of admiration for him.“I think he showed his class,” Fernandinho said.“He has showed his technique so many times, but today he was so aggressive, recovered so many balls and he proved he is very good – one of the best players in our team.“He is so important for us.” last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsChiefs from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba continued their meetings Wednesday.They’re in Onion Lake trying to figure out a way to get Canada to honour treaties.APTN’s Jorge Barrera reports while chiefs are driving discussions, grassroots people are there hoping for change.last_img

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a list of TMC candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state, dropping 10 sitting MPs. She also attacked the BJP and the Modi government, claiming she had information that “VVIPs” were using helicopters and chartered flights to transport money to bribe voters. Releasing the list, the West Bengal leader assailed the Centre over a host of issues including the Rafale deal,farm distress and shrinking employment opportunities. Banerjee, also the TMC supremo, said the outgoing TMC lawmakers whose names do not figure in the list will be drafted for party work. She said 41 per cent of the nominees in the list are women. The TMC, she said, will also contest some seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and the Andamans.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Aamir Khan has said that his son Junaid is currently more interested in doing theatre and he supports his decision. Junaid, Aamir’s elder child from his previous marriage to Reena Dutta, has worked as an assistant director on Rajkumar Hirani’s “PK”, which featured the Bollywood superstar in the lead. “It is up to him (about making his film debut). He should lead his own life and take his own decisions. I don’t want to take it for him. I have left it all to him. He certainly has an inclination towards the creative world and towards filmmaking. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “He is following his path, he has studied theatre. He is actually more interested in theatre than films. I am allowing him to go and find his own path. That’s how it should be. He is very bright,” Aamir said in an interview here. The superstar once again made it clear that if Junaid wants to venture in to Bollywood as an actor, then he will have to follow the proper process and give audition for roles. “If I feel there is something that I got and if he (Junaid) fits in, then only (I will cast him)… He will have to go through a casting process. He hasn’t audition for anything,” Aamir said. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary Talking about his eight-year-old son Azad, the “Thugs of Hindostan” star said he has started spending more time with him. “Kiran had told me two-three years ago that I don’t care for them and she was not saying it in a complaining way and that is important to understand. One thing changed after that is I started coming home by 6 pm. From 6 pm to 8 pm I’m with Azad and then after 8 pm I again start work. But those two hours we are together I read to him, talk, etc.”last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru: Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin played down the animated reaction from his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli after taking his catch near the boundary rope, saying both of them react out of passion. With 27 runs needed from the final over, Ashwin hit the first ball for a six, but on the very next delivery, he hit one straight to Kohli at long-on off Umesh Yadav’s bowling. Kohli celebrated in his typical usual self, giving Ashwin a fiery send-off. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Ashwin, on his part, was also seen throwing his gloves in the dugout in anger. “I just played with passion, so does he (Virat). That’s it. As simple as that,” Ashwin said at the post-match press conference here on Wednesday night after KXIP lost to RCB by 17 runs. KXIP skipper said his team failed to come good during crunch situations. “Three overs for 60 odd runs wasn’t desirable, but we were in the chase all along and I thought we couldn’t finish it off in crunch situation. That is what you back the senior players to do. Didn’t quite turn out the way we wanted. That is exactly how that is gone for us the entire tournament. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Whenever we played those crucial moments, we won, and whenever we haven’t, we have lost it, because the games are really really tight for us,” said Ashwin. The 32-year-old said KXIP lost the plot in middle overs despite Nicholos Pooran and David Miller bringing them back into the game. “When you chase down 200, you ideally like one of your batsmen to make 70-80. We were not in it. We were 105 in 10 overs or something like that. We lost momentum similar to what RCB did in middle overs, but I thought Nicholos Pooran played really well and he got us back into the game. “I thought we were cruising at 4 overs 45 or 46 needed. From there on, it is quite disappointing that we could not finish the game on this ground.” Ashwin felt it was important to curtail AB de Villiers as he could make a lot of difference in end overs. “I think (Marcus) Stoinis was 26 off 30 balls before the last over started. So I don’t think that was quite the parameter. I think AB de Villiers is someone who definitely makes a difference in those end overs. It is very important we curtail him. Like I said our execution was all over the place towards the last two-three overs,” he said. India off-spinner said 30 runs in two overs was getable here at Chinnaswamy track, given the bowling attack of RCB, which had crumbled a lot in this season. “I don’t think it was really tilted. It was a balance like 2 overs 30 is still getable in this ground against the bowling attack we have seen that has crumbled before,” he said. Ashwin said had Miller connected one out of the park, KXIP would have won. “If David (Miller) would have connected one out of the ground it was – like I said it was that close. Just that we could not close out the game. That is really been our downside of the year so far. Hopefully, we can correct it in the coming games,” he said. On winning three out of their remaining games now, Ashwin said it is important to take one game at a time. “I think we have a couple of more players who get fit by the time we go to Hyderabad which will be a good boost for us. You can look at it as three out of three now, but it is very important to see that we have to win one at a time. The last two games are home games for us where we played reasonably well,” he said. “We have played some good cricket to actually end up only winning five games in the season. It is not quite pleasing that way, but going into the next three games, I am pretty confident that we can turn it around,” he said. Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis lavished praise on de Villiers for his match-winning knock by saying, “What a superstar. He showed it again how good he is.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: These are interesting times in the price-sensitive Indian smartphone market where one Chinese brand after another is entering the fray like winged insects swarming frantically at light sources during the rains –only to disappear soon. Amid all this, a new trend has emerged where certain smartphone leaders have taken the swords out in the open, going beyond just teasers and making social media platforms a new war zone –giving users more dope to gossip around and create memes and jokes. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraLeading the pack is Xiaomi’s India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain who has seen a fruitful 2018 when his company broke all records and beat its rivals throughout the year. The 2019, however, may have a different story to share. Manu Jain’s first Twitter outburst in 2019 was against Chinese smartphone brand Realme where he hit out at Realme 3 Pro that features Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, saying this is older than Snapdragon 675 used in Xiaomi’s latest device Redmi Note 7 Pro. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysMadhav Sheth, the CEO of Realme India which became the fastest vendor to sell six million units after its debut in May 2018, reacted, saying Xiaomi is “insecure” of its success in the country. “Someone is afraid,” Seth tweeted. As retweets picked up pace, the original tweets were immediately deleted. Manu Jain’s worry can be understood from the fact that Realme clocked seven per cent market share in India in the first quarter of 2019. Despite losing its turf in India a little, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi retained its top slot in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, garnering 29 per cent market share, according to Counterpoint Research. Xiaomi’s India shipments declined by 2 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) as it had recorded 31 per cent market share in the same quarter last year. Realme continued to figure among top five brands for the second successive quarter while Vivo’s market share reached its highest-ever level in India in Q1 2019 (Manu Jain, however, spared Vivo in his tweets). “We are targeting to sell at least 15 million handsets this year and I believe in sales numbers,” Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, recently told IANS. Xiaomi, this time joined by Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus, took potshots at OnePlus earlier this week. While Asus was subtle, Xiaomi took a direct swipe: “Congratulations OnePlus, we heard about your new flagship. Flagship Killer 2.0: Coming soon”. Asus only talked about the battery capacity in its latest ZenFone 6. Realme is working on to collaborate with 20,000 multi-brand retail outlets across 150 cities in the country. In December last year, superstar Amitabh Bachchan sent a panic tweet about his Samsung smartphone going kaput for a while when Xiaomi’s Jain joined the conversation, and offered Big B to switch over to a Xiaomi device. Interestingly, Bachchan endorses rival brand OnePlus in India. Who is next on Manu Jain’s tweet radar only time can tell, but social media platforms have become a new ring for smartphone makers to battle it out in India.last_img read more

OSU sophomore attacker Colin Chell (22) prepares to shoot during a scrimmage against The Hill Academy on Jan. 30. Credit: Kylie Bryant | | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team almost has an embarrassment of riches on the offensive side of the ball. Seemingly each week, anyone can step up in a pivotal role and provide a spark on the attack. Such was the case again Friday in Ohio Stadium.Sophomore attacker Colin Chell scored the Buckeyes’ first three goals and added an assist, while junior attacker Austin Shanks scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead the Scarlet and Gray to a 12-7 win over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.OSU coach Nick Myers had high words of praise for his sophomore attacker.“(Chell) is a special player,” Myers said. “He had a great week of practice … and did a great job at the attack position tonight.”Although the Buckeyes, who were coming off their first loss of the season to Massachusetts last week, were in control for most of the game, it took them some time to get there.The first quarter was relatively even between the two teams. UMBC opened up the scoring at the 13:40 mark when freshman midfielder Billy Nolan threw a strike to give the Retrievers a 1-0 lead. A pair of goals by Chell and one more by UMBC leveled the game at 2-2 to end the quarter.Chell kept it rolling to open the second quarter with his third goal of the game, giving him six on the year. After the win, he tipped his hat to defense for allowing him to make an offensive impact early in the game.“You got to credit (redshirt junior goalie) Tom Carey in cage and the defense for making some quality stops down there and being able to get us the ball on offense,” Chell said.OSU’s defense clamped down on the UMBC offense for the next two quarters after allowing the pair of goals in the first quarter. The Retrievers were only able to attempt four shots in the second and third quarters combined. For the game, they had just 16, whereas OSU attempted 41. Myers said the key to this was being able to work together.“I think the biggest thing we stressed defensively in practice this week was just playing with seven (and) getting more guys on the same page,” Myers said. “Anytime you hold a team scoreless for 25-to-30 minutes in a row is a positive.” This staunch defensive effort allowed the Scarlet and Gray to hold a 9-3 lead as the fourth quarter began. It was a lead that proved to be insurmountable, as the game finished by a score of 12-7.Junior midfielder John Kelly said this game was a step in the right direction, especially with the Buckeyes coming off a loss in their previous game.“We feel great, a complete turnaround from last week,” Kelly said. “Overall, we had a fantastic performance and feel really good about the way that we played.”Junior faceoff specialist Jake Withers continued his stellar play at the position. Withers won nine of 11 faceoffs in the first half and 14 of 22 total, continuing his streak of advantage in faceoffs through the first four games of the year.“(Withers is) an amazing faceoff guy,” Kelly said. “He fights for ground balls, and I love the way he plays. He’s very important to our time of possession and allowing us to keep the ball on the offensive end of the field.”The win means the Buckeyes are off to a 1-0 start in games played at the ‘Shoe. Chell said it gives the Buckeyes an extra edge to play home games in the historic stadium.“Everybody was amped up to play in the ‘Shoe tonight,” Chell said. “It’s a great atmosphere — a night game — and we brought the juice.”While noting it is still early in the season, Myers said he likes how the team is looking.“It’s still February. We’ve got a long way to go,” Myers said. “But being at home in the ‘Shoe, it’s important that we came out and played with the urgency that we needed to, and I thought that the men did that tonight.”The Buckeyes will stay at home next weekend, as they are set to host the Midwest Lacrosse Classic. They are scheduled to play Marquette on Friday at 6 p.m. and Bellarmine on March 6 at 3 p.m. read more