Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter EPA Approves Syngenta Product With 3 Modes of Action SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Previous articleID Corn Growth Stage Before Applying Postemergence HerbicidesNext articleFarmers and Ranchers Will Soar with Agricultural Drones Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Growers looking to control difficult weeds like waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth will have access to Acuron™ corn herbicide from Syngenta, now that it has received registration from the federal EPA. Glyphosate weed resistance is expanding rapidly and infestations of broadleaf weeds in corn are up 50 percent in the last four years*. Research shows that four out of five farmers are actively seeking new products, with the main reason to achieve better weed control**.Newly approved Acuron has been shown to control 70-plus weeds, including broadleaf and grass weeds like Palmer amaranth, marestail, giant ragweed, kochia, morningglory and waterhemp. These weeds have become particularly hard for growers to manage. “Current herbicides are losing effectiveness, and it’s not unusual for us to see growers spending as much as $60 per acre or more on herbicides for corn,” says Gordon Vail, Ph.D., technical product lead for Syngenta. “The best strategy in this scenario is to use a high-performing pre-emerge herbicide like Acuron that will stop weeds before they start, and we’re excited we can now offer it to growers.”Palmer amaranth, which produces up to 100,000 seeds per plant and can grow as fast as 3 inches per day, has been a serious challenge for growers with its ability to bring about yield losses of more than 90 percent in corn***. Acuron has been shown to outperform competitive products on Palmer amaranth and other difficult weeds.What makes the herbicide so effective is the novel chemistry bicyclopyrone, which complements the other three active ingredients in the premix to target a wider range of weeds than previous products. The four active ingredients and three modes of action in Acuron deliver a multi-targeted approach to weed control, while reducing the overall rates of certain herbicides.“Early-season weed management is a critical component in helping growers stay ahead of weeds,” says John Foresman, product lead for Syngenta. “Today’s growers are seeking herbicides with multiple modes of action and active ingredients to control the most yield-threatening culprits. At the same time, they’re also looking for residual weed control that will be effective over the length of the season. Acuron brings a new level of control to the mix, and it’s that combination of power, dependability and flexibility that sets Acuron apart.”As one of six commitments of The Good Growth Plan announced in September 2013, Syngenta is committed to making crops more efficient with a goal of increasing the average productivity of the world’s major crops by 20 percent without using more land, water or inputs. Syngenta believes the better level of weed control made possible by Acuron will be a critical component in helping farmers manage their operations and make corn production more sustainable.“We’re setting a new standard for weed control that will help growers reduce their weed seed bank and allow them to keep their fields clean now and in the future,” says Scott Cully, research and development (R&D) scientist for Syngenta. “At the end of the day, managing problem weeds can lead to higher yield potential, giving growers more bushels to sell after harvest.”State registrations for Acuron are still pending, and supplies for 2015 will be limited. Facebook Twitter Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Name Sym Last Change Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Approves Syngenta Product With 3 Modes of Action By Gary Truitt – Apr 28, 2015 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe
News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further News RSF_en Related documents Azerbaijan: When the truth becomes a liePDF – 1.66 MB News Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan November 4, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent media On 30 October a Baku court sentenced opposition journalist Khalid Garayev to 25 days in detention on trumped-up charges of hooliganism and disobeying the police, dealing a new blow to Azerbaijan’s independent media at a time when its civil society is being subjected to an unprecedented crackdown. A reporter for the leading opposition daily Azadlig and producer of “Azerbaycan Saati,” a TV programme linked to the newspaper that is broadcast by satellite from abroad, Garayev was sentenced just a day after his arrest.ARTICLE19, the European Federation of Journalists, Freedom House, Index on Censorship, International Media Support, Media Diversity Institute, Reporters Without Borders and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers – all members of the International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan (IPGA) – call for Garayev’s release on appeal and condemn the witchhunt against journalists who work for Azadlig and “Azerbaycan Saati.”Arrested on the evening of 29 October in the Baku suburb of Binagadi, Garayev was charged under articles 296 and 310.1 of the Code of Administrative Offences. The indictment said he was heard using vulgar language outside a supermarket in the centre of Binagadi and refused to comply with instructions from the police. Appearing in court on 30 October, one of the two prosecution witnesses was a person who is apparently systematically used by the police in similar cases. The court rejected the defence’s request to view surveillance camera footage.The sentence of 25 days in prison is close to the maximum of 30 days for such offences, for which the penalty can be just a fine. Garayev and his lawyer, Bakhruz Bayramov, accused the authorities of fabricating the entire case just to punish Garayev for his journalistic activities.Azadlig and “Azerbaycan Saati” have long been subjected to harassment. The newspaper, which is being throttled economically, has had to suspend its print edition on several occasions and is now near to closure. Its editor, Ganimat Zahid, spent two and a half years in prison, from November 2007 to March 2010, on similarly trumped-up charges.Amid mounting repression, the staff of “Azerbaycan Saati” have been singled out in recent months and one of its presenters, Seymour Khazi, has been in pre-trial custody since 29 August and is facing the possibility of three to seven years in prison on a charge of “aggravated hooliganism.” A colleague, Natig Adilov, fled the country after his brother was arrested in August.For more information about the crackdown on Azerbaijan’s civil society, read the recent IPGA report “Azerbaijan: when the truth becomes a lie.”Signatories: – ARTICLE19- European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)- Index on Censorship- International Media Support (IMS)- Freedom House- Media Diversity Institute (MDI)- Reporters Without Borders- World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out more
Thenumber of workers killed in accidents at work has dropped by 10 per cent overthe past 12 months, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).Newfigures show the number of people fatally injured while at work has fallen from251 in 2001-02 to 226 in 2002-03. The actual rate of fatal injuries also fell,by around 10 per cent to 0.79 per hundred thousand, compared to 0.88 in2001-02. However,figures still remain at similar levels to those three years ago, after amassive 30 per cent increase in deaths at work in 2000-01 and a steady declinein the following three years.Fallsfrom height, being struck by a moving vehicle and getting hit by fallingobjects continue to be the most common kinds of accidents, accounting for 53per cent of fatal injuries at work.BillCallaghan, chair of the Health and Safety Commission, welcomed the figures butwarned against complacency. “The statistics give us some grounds foroptimism. It is encouraging but 226 deaths also represents continuing failure.Worker fatalities are a blemish on a civilised society,” he said.Mostsectors managed to reduce the number of deaths, with the exception of theservice industry where 75 workers were killed, compared to 70 in the last setof figures.Theservice industry has the worst statistical record followed by construction with71 deaths, manufacturing with 41 and agriculture with 36 fatalities.www.hse.gov.uk Warning against complacency as work deaths dipOn 5 Aug 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
The flexibility in how students learn has brought some reassurance during the transition. “I personally think it’s a bit too early to make that kind of call. Especially just because things are just starting to open right now, so we need to foresee the consequences about that before we make a decision later on,” said Josh Marcus, a junior at Binghamton University. Officials at Binghamton University say they are working on ways they can have students move in much earlier than the August 26 start date, so there is a gradual increase of students on campus. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the fall semester academic calendar will not change, with students returning to class on August 26. When it comes to attending classes, officials are introducing the “HyFlex learning model”, where students and professors have flexibility in meeting for classes in-person or online. Even with the current plans, the situation could change in the coming weeks as the reopening phase continues to unfold. University President Harvey Stenger says he is concerned about parties on campus when students return, but they have a few ideas on ways they can educate students on the importance of social distancing. “It doesn’t seem that novel, but you’re in class, you’re watching the professor, that’s one mode,” said Stenger. “You can be at home, the professor is in the classroom, there’s some students in the classroom, but this student isn’t, so you’re still watching the same lecture.” Even with students eager to return to campus, some have concerns over the starting date. “The less things we change, the more time and effort we can spend on things that we can change, to make the campus safer and healthier,” said Stenger. “I really do appreciate that they’re at least giving the options to students for both, and I think anything at this time that can help us students transition through everything is beneficial,” said Marcus. On the school’s finances, officials say they will not be laying off any staff. President Stenger says the school has about 10% flexibility in the budget and the Deans and Vice Presidents will work with 90% of their normal budget. Binghamton University switched to distanced learning on March 19 due to coronavirus concerns.
4:41 Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Jos Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! This season, they tried five different opening pairs, with an average of just 23.50 runs per partnership – the third-worst of the eight teams. Ironically, it was Buttler’s England team-mate Ben Stokes – who had only previously opened in five Twenty20 matches – who proved to be the most successful at the top of the order, with 285 runs at an average of 40.71 and a strike rate of 142.50.More so than in any other form of the game, the batsmen at the top of the order in Twenty20 cricket face the most deliveries. Here is a list of the percentage of deliveries faced by each batsman in each Twenty20 team’s innings since the start of the format back in 2003. – Advertisement – PositionInningsNot outsRunsHighest scoreAverageStrike-rateFifties Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne believe England’s Jos Buttler should have opened for Rajasthan Royals throughout the IPL – Advertisement – 316.51 3-1126653570no26.75134.761 So Buttler’s predicament was symptomatic of the Royals’ disappointing season overall, with their captain Smith unable to string a consistent run of scores together, and he also missed a few tricks with his captaincy too, appearing clueless in the face of an AB de Villiers onslaught for RCB at Sharjah.They will be hoping for better when the IPL action hopefully returns to the Indian subcontinent next spring.Live coverage of the Dream11 Indian Premier League continues on Thursday at 1.50pm on Sky Sports Cricket with the play-off clash between Mumbai and Delhi. 511.91 10:23 Watch the pick of the action from Abu Dhabi as Mumbai Indians eased to victory over Rajasthan Royals despite Jos Buttler’s 70 from 44 balls 2:00 Watch the best of Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 70 from 48 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL Watch the best of Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 70 from 48 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 83.72 Buttler’s T20 record opening/ middle-order 414.88 117.44 PositionInningsNot outsRunsHighest scoreAverageStrike-rateFifties 92.22 Buttler’s T20 record in the Indian Premier League These statistics continue to beg the all-important question in Twenty20 cricket of: “Where should your team’s best batsman bat?” The further question to be asked is whether the Royals consider Buttler to be their best batsman?This season they have been awash with middle-order options in the form of Stokes, Steve Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson without a clear idea as to who their best opening combination should be – or in fact who should bat where. 1-23121,17895no40.62157.2710 And so another season ends in disappointment for the Rajasthan Royals, whose sole experience of IPL success still dates from the inaugural season of the competition back in 2008.To last year’s seventh-place finish they can add last place this year, despite their influx of England talent in the forms of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler.Buttler’s position in the team continues to provide a conundrum to the selectors and having been a permanent fixture at the top of the order, he was shifted back down to the middle order for the second half of the season to try to resume his role as a ‘finisher’ at the end of the innings. Percentage of balls faced by batting position 110.54 2:15 Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Jos Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! 217.07 3-1152109966723.71133.334 Watch the pick of the action from Abu Dhabi as Mumbai Indians eased to victory over Rajasthan Royals despite Jos Buttler’s 70 from 44 balls Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. MS Dhoni has played a total of 331 Twenty20 matches in his career and has never opened, and has only batted at three on a total of 13 occasions. However, he has made his name and fortune on being able to win games for his side, especially batting second when he averages 53.03 in victories.The Royals flew out of the blocks this season, reading the conditions in the UAE well. However, in their third game against the Knight Riders they failed to chase down 175 to win and their momentum disappeared.Their problems ran deeper than their inability to work out where best to bat Buttler, as they were unable to back-up Jofra Archer’s brilliance with the ball (and bat on occasions!). Archer took 20 wickets in the season, and the other seven pacemen for the Royals could muster only 21 between them. Buttler’s IPL returns echo his international form, with far better results at the top of the order where he has been able to take advantage of the fielding restrictions. No opener in IPL history has scored more runs at a higher average and a higher strike rate than Buttler, and that list includes Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and David Warner. 1-211245977no51.00157.335 75.86 Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne believe England’s Jos Buttler should have opened for Rajasthan Royals throughout the IPL Jos Buttler said he will bat wherever Rajasthan Royals want him after he scored 70 not out from 48 balls at No 5 in the IPL win over Chennai It was with the Mumbai Indians in 2017 that Buttler was first promoted to open the innings, with the coach Mahela Jayawardene reckoning that his big-hitting talents might be better served in the powerplay overs rather than waiting until later on the team’s innings.He only passed fifty on one occasion in his ten innings, but he often produced shorter cameos which ensured his side did not get stuck in the first six overs.It was the following season when Buttler’s promotion up the order brought immediate dividends to his new employers the Rajasthan Royals. He struck five successive fifties which propelled him to the top of England’s order that summer, where he has remained ever since, with excellent results in all Twenty20 international cricket. Position% – Advertisement – The IPL Cricket Show November 6, 2020, 6:00pmLive on 1:31 Jos Buttler said he will bat wherever Rajasthan Royals want him after he scored 70 not out from 48 balls at No 5 in the IPL win over Chennai 68.60 As can be seen, the top three batsmen face just over half of the deliveries in a Twenty20 innings, which pro-rates to 61 deliveries per 120-ball innings. This suggests a clear idea of getting your best batsmen in first. The average No 5 batsman faces just 14 deliveries and No 6 just 10 deliveries which suggests pencilling in an international-class batsman that low is a waste of their talent.Shane Warne – who led the Royals to that IPL victory in 2008 and is now their mentor and brand ambassador – was in no doubt where the England wicket-keeper should be batting: “I think Buttler should definitely be opening. I think Ben Stokes can do a job opening the batting, but I would like Ben in the middle overs – that’s where he has played all of his cricket and done really well.“That’s not to say Stokes can’t open, but Jos Buttler to me – if you’re picking a world XI, the first one pencilled in is at the top of the order, No 1, is Buttler. I’m not sure why they’ve gone away from that. I think Jos has to bat at the top.”Pretty clear then from a man who knows a bit about winning cricket matches. 101.24 – Advertisement –
Facebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryIf you think you heard a collective sigh of relief it probably came from the Westport Winery’s Roberts family as they finished harvesting the 2018 vintage October 26. We have been so fortunate in the past few years to have optimal growing conditions in our vineyards, offering us the opportunity to craft world class wines. This year the story is in the numbers.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryBetween the family members, Blain, Kim, Carrie, and Dana, we made twenty-five trips this harvest to Eastern Washington to pick up our grapes. We always have two family members on the hauls. Dana and Kim started the season. As it picked up Dana had to stay home and process the fruit while Blain and Carrie did the majority of the trips with Carrie as the primary truck driver hauling grapes three days a week. Kim drove the last trip to give Carrie a chance to catch up on two months of work.We picked a total of 112-tons of fruit this year, up over 20-tons from last year, and 40-tons from the year before. Our greatest highlight was the invitation to work with Klipsun Vineyard for the first time where we harvested 2-tons of Cabernet Sauvignon on Red Mountain. Klipsun is ranked as one of the top twenty-five vineyards in the world. It is an incredible honor to have this collaboration.We added some new varietals to our mix this year mostly from Elephant Mountain and Sugarloaf Vineyards, both owned by Joe Hattrup in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA. The 40-tons of fruit from these two vineyards included Pinot Gris on our first trip and Cabernet Sauvignon on our last haul. In between we harvested Riesling, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Mouvedre, Grenache, and Petite Sirah. The family decided to have Kim bake fresh cookies for our growers on each trip. Joe Hattrup said he gained weight this harvest, but he wasn’t complaining.Our dear friends the Sauers at Red Willow Vineyard again grew the most amazing Gewurztraminer, Sangiovese, Riesling, and Merlot. This is easily one of the most beautiful vineyards in the state and is also ranked one of the top twenty in the nation. We harvested 36-tons of fruit under their lovely Monsignor Chapel high on the hill in the Yakima Valley AVA.Our newest project this year was harvesting 2-tons of Sagrantino at Inland Desert Vineyard. This new grape variety was acquired after Kim and Carrie visited Texas wine country this spring. When they tasted wine from this grape they insisted Dana make more for them. Westport will be one of three wineries in the state making this luxurious Italian-style wine. We can’t wait to share it with all of you in two years! That trip is also where they discovered sparkling almond wine which became an obsession. Because of this you will have the opportunity to enjoy it for yourselves by next summer when we will bottle our first vintage of this sweet party in a bottle.We again harvested over 4-tons of Chardonnay at Connor-Lee Vineyard near Othello in the Columbia Valley AVA. This was a bittersweet pick since it was our last in this vineyard as we are moving our Chardonnay production to Olsen Brothers Vineyard near Benton City where we picked just under 4-tons of Chardonnay this year along with 4-tons of Petite Sirah.All of these vineyards involve hauling fruit over White Pass. Only when we travel to Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA do we drive through Portland up the Gorge to Biggs, across the river back into Washington and another 40 miles east. It is our longest haul at just over 600-miles round trip, but it’s worth it. Milo and Kay May are incredible grape growers. Their attention to detail and quality shows in their Bordeaux-centric vineyard where we harvest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah.We traveled 13,000 miles in this endeavor to make just about 7000 cases of wine. We are delighted to take a break from “road food” as we pack crazy lunches, so we have as few stops as possible, while still logging over six hundred hours behind the wheel in two months.Dana, along with his helper Caleb, has processed all this fruit here at Westport Winery Garden Resort. He has worked 14- to 16-hour days for two months with no time off. His is truly a labor of love. To see him in action we encourage you to join him any Saturday or Sunday at 1pm for the Backstage Winemaker’s Tour.If you want a deep dive into his world, consider scheduling a Barrels and Cases event with him where up to ten guests enjoy a private tasting in the barrel room along is tapas for $100. This is by reservation only. We have doubled our barrel program this year too. And next spring we will be releasing our first vintage of small batch, barrel select, vineyard designate reserve wines in what we are calling our MV series. Each of these very limited-edition wines is named after one of our charter boats from our Lahaina Diver days. They will only be available to taste in the Barrels and Cases tour when you can look forward enjoying MV: Endeavor, Reliant, Dominion, Defiance, Valiant, and Alliance. There will only be about 25 cases of these special wines or one barrel each.Blain and Kim will be heading to stay for the first time at the new Westport Winery Seaside Retreat in Oregon next week now that it has an occupancy permit. We are still waiting on the permit to allow for vacation rental, so we can share this sweet three-bedroom with king beds and three-bath cottage on the golf course, with you, our wine club members. It is just one block from the beach in Seaside, Oregon, and a few blocks from our incredible tasting room and gift shop at 810 Broadway.We share the Broadway Building with Seaside Kites, Rust & Dust Antiques, The Salon on Broadway, Seaside Spa & Massage, and the Capricorn Pub. So there is truly something for all ages when visiting our Oregon location.At the Garden Resort between Aberdeen and Westport you will be delighted to discover an expanded parking area for cars, RVs, and those towing boats. It is a perfect weekend to come to the beach for razor clam diggning.In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.
LONG BRANCH – Artists will have their work on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20-21 on Festival Plaza at Pier Village to support Susan G. Komen For The Cure of Central and Southern New Jersey.All weekend long, restaurants and retailers within the luxury destination will be celebrating the fight against breast cancer in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Fund For The Cure. Among activities will be Dine to Donate! at McLoone’s Pier House. The restaurant will be donating 20 percent of every check that includes food to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Indulge Lounge and Food Bar will be donating $2 from every pink martini purchased to breast cancer awareness and Molly & Zoey will hold an after-party Saturday, Oct. 20 following the after Art For The Cure. Koi Boutique will have a display outside the store all weekend for a special promotion from Vera Bradley. All specialty products purchased during the weekend will benefit breast cancer research and awareness.Pier Village is raffling a pink Vespa that can be seen in Shoe Inn. Those who come to see the Vespa will get a free pink cupcake and free pink ribbon. Any Pier Village purchase gets one free raffle ticket for the Vespa.Additional information about Pier Village Goes Pink events is available at www.piervillage.com.
By John BurtonThe death of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg this week has area elected officials weighing in with their thoughts about the senator’s life and legacy – and much speculation about his eventual successor.Sen. Frank LautenbergLautenberg, 89, died Monday, June 3, of complications from viral pneumonia bringing to an end a long, distinguished career in the U.S. Senate for the Democrats. His death has also forced Gov. Chris Christie to announce that a special election will be held Oct 16, with a special primary scheduled for Aug. 13. The governor appointed state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa Thursday to serves senator for the interim.The deadline for potential candidates to file a petition to run in the primary is Monday, June 10. Candidates must file their petitions with the required 1,000 signatures by then, according to John Weingart, associate director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.The cost of the primary and special election is about $24 million, according to the state’s Office of Legislative Services.“For anyone who has ever thought that they would like to be a senator from New Jersey, this is a complicated moment,” Weingart said. “They have to act very quickly.”Christie, a Republican, said this week that it was “no secret that Sen. Lautenberg and I didn’t always agree and we didn’t always get along. We had our fights. We had our words, but I always respected the vigor which he put into his job each and every day,” Christie said, who called Lautenberg “a true public servant.”U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th, who has served in Congress since 1988 and whose district covers much of Monmouth County, said Lautenberg was more than a colleague to him. “No question he was a mentor for me,” said Pallone who has been mentioned as a possible Democratic successor to Lautenberg.Pallone, however, declined to comment on whether he would seek the office.Pallone said Lautenberg, who was first elected to the Senate in 1982 to 2001 and then from 2003 until his death, shared many of his concerns, including the environment, health care and an unsuccessful battle with the Pentagon and Congress over trying to save Fort Monmouth from being closed.Pallone said he and Lautenberg worked often on legislation.“He was known to get things done down here in Congress,” Pallone said, recalling Lautenberg’s work on transportation matters, beach replenishment and adoption of a bill for cleaner beaches and water that required regular water testing and beach closings to protect the public when there was contamination“He would tackle the problem and try to come up with a solution,” Pallone said. “He really believed Congress could make a difference in people’s lives.”From the other side of the political aisle state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos Jr., R-13th, who represents part of Monmouth County and who ran unsuccessfully last year for the senate seat held by Robert Menendez, has been coming up on everyone’s short list of possible names to fill the seat. He too declined to talk about whether he would run.Kyrillos said that Lautenberg “lived a great American life and has my admiration and respect.”Menendez, New Jersey’s junior senator, released a statement this week praising Lautenberg as “a fighter for New Jersey families and the causes he believed in.”U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-12th, is another person party insiders say has expressed interest in the job. He also worked closely with Lautenberg over the years. “Frank was dogged; he was persistent,” Holt said in a statement. “Frank did his homework; he knew what he was talking about and he just kept fighting.”Vin Gopal, Monmouth County Democratic chairman said, “Frank Lautenberg was one of the gutsiest elected officials I think the Democratic Party ever had.”Gopal noted Lautenberg’s well-publicized battles with GOP leaders, including Christie and President George W. Bush. “He (Lautenberg) had a lot of courage,” he said.Lautenberg, Gopal noted, “didn’t always have the political bug in him,” coming to elected office relatively late in life – in his late 50s – following a successful career in a private sector business as one of the founders of ADP.In addition to Pallone, Holt and Kyrillos, those talked about as possible candidates include Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who previously announced his plans to run in 2014 – even before Lautenberg announced he would not seek another six-year term.“I strongly believe,” along with Booker, “Congressmen Pallone and Holt will be running,” Gopal said.Usually before undertaking such a campaign, potential candidates evaluate the field, do polling and seek advice. Without that lead time, Weingart said, Booker would seem to have the advantage, given his high name recognition and fundraising capability. But the political scientist also noted that Holt and Pallone have long histories in public office and have, especially in Pallone’s case, substantial political war chests.On the GOP side, Kyrillos has had a close friendship with Christie, going back to their college days, with Kyrillos working for Christie’s first campaign.Earlier in the week Weingart suspected correctly that in the interim Christie would name someone who isn’t interested in running for the full term. Chiesa said he would not run.Weingart was surprised about Christie’s decision to hold a special election because by appointing someone who would serve the remainder of Lautenberg’s term, that Republican candidate presumably, would be in good position to win the seat, not held by a Republican for almost 40 years.“It’s all speculation,” Weingart acknowledged. “We’ll see.”
The title was good enough to earn the squad the prestigious The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, from left, Sienna Harding, Jena Wheeldon, Erica Augsten, Katie Bow, Chiara Chirico, Claire Anitefeau, Sarah Wade, Maddy Murphy, Jan Douglas, Emily Wolf, Anouk Vuik, Arianna Murphy-Steed, Kelly Rose Heath and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal. Cowan’s Office Supply scored four times in the second half to double Kaslo Jazz 4-2 in the final of the Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl’s House Division Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.Erica Augsten and Aroha Taiatini-Senechal each scored twice for Cowan’s.
Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute Team Cownden with Team of the Week honours.No doubt this rink will be heard from as the curling season enters the home stretch of the season. The Nelson/Castlegar combined rink combined to capture the top prize at the Nelson Combined Bonspiel held recently at the Nelson Curling Club.Team Cownden, consisting of skip Deanna Cownden, third Marlo Tedesco, second Michelle Kooznetsoff and lead- Heather Gingras, took home the Ladies A Event crown.