First Steps For Wainscott Industrial Park

first_imgThe Wainscott Commercial Center, a sand and gravel mine, seen from Wainscott Northwest Road, top, and Georigica Drive, is slated for subdivision into 50 lots for business and light industrial uses. Independent/Stephen J. KotzIn an emergency meeting January 7, the East Hampton Town Planning Board hammered out a draft of a scoping document that will guide the owner of the proposed Wainscott Commercial Center, to be located over what is now a vast, sand and gravel mine north of Montauk Highway, when they compose their environmental impact statement for the project. Such a statement is required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, because the board had previously declared, as lead agency, that the project could have significant adverse effects on the Wainscott area.The owner of the old sand mine, John Tintle, is seeking to subdivide the over 70-acre site into 50 buildable lots, which are and will be zoned for business/industrial use. The current six individual properties on the site would be combined and then subdivided.The meeting was required because the 60-day window since the board had made its positive SEQRA declaration was about to close. If the meeting had not been held, the draft document originally presented to the board would have held sway. The seven-member board, with three new members, including its chairman, Samuel Kramer, had asked the representative of the applicant, David Eagan, for more time to consider what it had beenpresented with, but he declined.The meeting lasted almost four hours, during which almost an hour was used by Eric Schantz, the town’s planner working on the project, to redraft the proposal Eagan had given the board to reflect the board’s concerns, as expressed at the meeting. Ultimately, for the sake of accuracy, the board approved the draft with handwritten revisions, which is now on file at the town clerk’s office.The chief change in the document from what the board was initially presented with by the applicant involved ground and surface water, and soil testing. As written by Schantz, the soil and groundwater testing will have to follow state and county guidelines, with the Town of East Hampton reserving the right to conduct its own testing and examination of the site, as well as having final approval of the testing protocol.In addition, Tintle will be required to provide an alternate plan more in keeping with the recently conducted hamlet study of Wainscott, which calls for, among other things, reducing overall density, a possible Long Island Rail Road train station at the norther edge of the site, and inclusion of current open parkland. The newly written portion of the document calls for “a plan which reflects the sketch provided in the draft hamlet study report for the subject property.”The impact study will now also be required to include traffic and vehicle emission data, from the final result of the project.The board voted 7-0 to accept the amended draft. According to Margueritte Wolffsohn, who heads the East Hampton Town Planning Department, the applicant can respond with the impact statement on his own [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Tom Cruise joins Instagram with sixth “Mission: Impossible” film title reveal

first_imgParamount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — He might be late to the Instagram game, but Tom Cruise joined the social media platform in a big way — by revealing a first-look picture from, and the title of, his sixth Mission: Impossible adventure.The first, a snap of star and producer Cruise in another one of his character Ethan Hunt’s characteristically death-defying predicaments: clinging onto the side of a helicopter banking in mid-air. To this, he captioned, “We’ve upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible. I can’t wait for you guys to see more.”Another snap shows the movie’s clapper, revealing its title: Mission: Impossible — Fallout. “Get ready,” Cruise hypes.The film will again reunite Cruise with his super-spy team, including Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames, this time fighting a baddie played by a mustachioed Henry Cavill.  It’s set to open July 27.The TV adaptation movie series Cruise launched in 1996 has been a consistent blockbuster-maker, raking in more than $2 billion worldwide.By the way, as of late Thursday morning, Cruise’s Instagram already had over 570,000 followers.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Reason for Optimism in Baltimore

first_imgThe club is committed to spending more in the international market and being focused on developing the analytics department. There’s a reason to be looking forward to the future of Orioles baseball. Only about half of this year’s projected 25-man roster were on the Opening Day roster last season, but there’s still promise. Pending any trades, starters Dylan Bundy and Alex Cobb should return as the number one and two starters respectively. Richard Bleier will return from his strained lat that sidelined him in June. Bleier only allowed one earned run in his first 17 outings and just seven in 32.2 total innings. Speculation, but Mychal Givens will probably be the closer in 2019. In his final 17 games, Givens allowed just three earned runs in 18.2 innings and limited opposing hitters to a batting average of just .068. Baltimore, MD – December 14, 2018: Mike Elias introduces Brandon Hyde as the 20th manager in Orioles franchise history; Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun It sure is easy to look at the negatives with a team in re-building mode. Sure, they probably won’t compete for a division title for a few years and maybe they won’t even finish with a .500 record. Keep your faith in the guys in the warehouse though. I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly certain this team isn’t headed for 14 more years in the cellar, otherwise known as, the Dark Ages – part two.Please follow and like us: Only time will tell on that one. Although stars like, Britton, Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Brad Brach were about to hit free agency, team ownership still felt as if they could compete for a postseason birth. Former Executive VP of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette told 105.7 The Fan, “we still have a pretty good core group, and I’ve got to tell you, that rebuilding, that’s not very much fun.” Flipping around to the offense, Jonathan Villar should continue to add much needed speed to the top of the lineup. After being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Schoop deal, Villar stole 21-of-24 bases in an Orioles uniform. In addition, Doug Brocail replaces Roger McDowell as pitching coach and Don Long replaces Scott Coolbaugh as hitting coach. The Orioles made the decision to not bring back former manager Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette just three days after the conclusion of the worst season in franchise history. There’s no doubt the two brought winning baseball back to Baltimore, but it was time for a change. All signs point towards the organization moving in the right direction. While you won’t see the names we’ve come to love over the years taking the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, there’s reason to be optimistic about the future of this team. Elias and Mejdal were on the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals staff together, as well as the 2017 Astros club, both World Series champions. Hyde was on the Cubs staff in 2016, another World Series championship team. They’ve proven themselves and should make you a believer in the, “trust the process,” manta. The team looks to receive some much needed contribution from Mark Trumbo, upon returning from a knee injury that ended his 2018 campaign in mid-August. On January 10, Trumbo spoke on 105.7 The Fan, telling MASN’s Roch Kubatko he was, “making excellent progress.” Also, he believes the, “baseball activity stuff is going to come maybe in a month or so.”center_img Bundy has shown flashes of being capable of being the ace of the rotation, as his first five starts last season saw him pitch to a 1.42 ERA. He also ended the month of June with an ERA of 1.98 in four starts. Cobb pitched to a 2.40 ERA in his final eight starts, after missing Spring Training and not getting his first start until April 14. With the future about to play out right before our eyes, there’s a few players that could make an impact as early as 2019. On November 16, 2018, the search for a new General Manager culminated with the hire of former Houston Astros GM, Mike Elias. Five days later, the club announced they hired former Astros analytical engineer, Sig Mejdal. Finally on December 14, the team announced they had hired former Chicago Cubs bench coach, Brandon Hyde, to be the 20th manager in franchise history. A new era of Orioles baseball The optimism of the team competing lasted until the All-Star Break. A 28-69 record, second to the Kansas City Royals for worst record in the majors at the time, was what ownership needed to begin a complete roster overhaul. Stars like Machado, Britton, Brach, Schoop, Darren O’Day and Kevin Gausman were traded. Players like Cedric Mullins, DJ Stewart and Renato Nuñez became regulars in the lineup and the optimism of competing quickly evaporated into a full rebuilding mode. Players to believe in After catapulting to a 15-9 record against teams in the American League East, the Orioles screamed to the top of the division with a 22-10 record to open the 2017 season. Jonathan Schoop was batting .305 through the first 32 games. Newly acquired right fielder Seth Smith carried a .408 on-base percentage and Trey Mancini had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .968. All was right in Birdland. That is, until the team finished their final 132 games with losing streaks of five or more, five times, six or more four times and one seven-game losing streak to cap off a month of May where they won just 12 games. Still, for a club that had lost 87 for the first time since 2011 when they lost 93, there was still a reason to be optimistic in 2018. That’s the most stolen bases by an Oriole since Nate McLouth swiped 30 in 2013. In 2017, the Baltimore Orioles were coming off an 89-win season. Of course, we know that season concluded with a Wildcard loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto. Zach Britton, the American League leader in saves, sat idle in the bullpen while starter-turned-reliever, Ubaldo Jiménez served up a walk-off, three-run-homer. Still, even through a bitter defeat in their first postseason game since the 2014 ALCS, there was optimism for the following season. But alas, as rock band Semisonic said in 1998, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Other players that could make significant contributions in 2019 are the aforementioned Cedric Mullins, DJ Stewart and Trey Mancini. Then, there’s Chris Davis – Baltimore’s $161 million-dollar man. Davis will try to bust out of his three-year long slump and show why he was given the largest contract in franchise history.last_img read more

Clairton High School Hall of Fame honors the city’s best athletes

first_img“I LOVE THIS TOWN”—1980 Clairton graduate Gary Mullen was one of 13 inducted into the inaugural Clairton High School Hall of Fame, Sept. 21. (Photo by J.L. Martello)Gary Mullen’s love for the city of Clairton and its sports teams is evident.“I love this town. This is home. Clairton is a special place. I am a Bear for life,” said Mullen, a 1980 graduate of Clairton High School who was a standout member of the football and basketball teams.He held the quarterback and defensive back positions on the football team and led the Bears to the WPIAL playoffs during his senior year of high school. Although the team didn’t win the final championship game, Mullen was named the Pittsburgh Press Class A Player of the Year.After being recruited by West Virginia and Minnesota, Mullen chose West Virginia and played in three of the Mountaineers’ Bowl game victories; the 1981 Peach Bowl, the 1983 Hall of Fame Classic Bowl and the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl.KAMELA GISENDANNER, CLASS OF 2003 (Photos by J.L. Martello)After graduation, Mullen was signed by the Detroit Lions in 1985 but was released before the season began. A year later he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers but left the team on his own free will when he couldn’t shake a bad case of the flu. One day before he was ready to give up on his football dreams and join the Army, he got a call to try out for the Arena Football League’s Denver Dynamites. During his rookie year with the Dynamites, Mullen was named MVP after his team won, 45-16. His prowess during the 1987 season led him to play three games with the Chicago Bears during the NFL players strike.last_img read more

US bobsledder Ryan Bailey hit with 2-year doping ban

first_imgThe Court of Arbitration for Sport publicly announced the ruling Friday, agreeing with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s stance that a six-month ban Bailey served earlier this year was not enough.Bailey was part of the U.S. team that won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the London Games in 2012. That medal was stripped years later following the doping conviction of relay teammate Tyson Gay. Bailey, still angry about forfeiting that silver, turned to bobsledding last year with hopes of getting back to the Olympics.“I feel terrible for the guy,” said U.S. bobsled driver Nick Cunningham, who was racing with Bailey this season and won a World Cup silver medal with him last month in Lake Placid, New York. “He pretty much has to go through it twice. He was cleared and was extremely close to the Olympic Games and now has to go through it all over again. All that hard work for nothing.”Bailey took a supplement in January that included dimethylbutylamine, a banned stimulant that has been shown to raise blood pressure. The American Arbitration Association said Bailey had a “light degree of fault” when it ruled this year his suspension should be for six months, after accepting his explanation that the positive test was triggered by his usage of a high risk dietary supplement.Bailey served that suspension, which ended on July 9.The stimulant that Bailey took was not on the label of the supplement, though another banned product was listed as an ingredient. USADA took the case to CAS, a hearing was held in Los Angeles earlier this week, and Bailey’s Olympic hopes ended not long afterward.“I was disappointed to find out that his suspension got extended,” USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Darrin Steele said. “He’s a good kid, but he made a mistake. And when you make mistakes, you have to pay a price. We think, given the circumstances, that the price is excessive in this case. He’s got the potential to be one of the best push athletes we’ve ever seen in the sport and I hope we see him back.”There are examples of U.S. athletes getting six-month suspensions from USADA after positive tests for dimethylbutylamine. Some suspensions have also been of the two-year variety, like the one Bailey must now serve – with credit for the six months already served. In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 photo, United States’ Ryan Bailey smiles on the podium after finishing second in the two-man World Cup bobsled race in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) Bailey actually found out about the ruling by the top court in international sports during a race Thursday in Park City, Utah. He was in a four-man North American Cup competition, as part of the sled driven by Cunningham, and the team was told after the first of two heats that Bailey was ineligible to continue. Bailey was replaced in Cunningham’s sled by Carlo Valdes for the second run, and the team slipped from first place to second place in the final standings.Doping news has been a constant in the sliding world this season already, headlined by the International Olympic Committee ordering Russia to forfeit three golds and a bronze medal won at the 2014 Sochi Games in bobsled and skeleton.“With everything going on around the world regarding doping, I think USADA is making an example out of him,” Cunningham said.Bailey’s story endeared him to his U.S. bobsled teammates quickly after he tried the sport for the first time last year.As a teenager, Bailey had been a gang member and spent some time living in a car with his mother. He struggled in school, survived three stabbings and endured a severe beating as his price to escape the gang. He didn’t even compete in track and field until his sophomore year of high school.The medal he won in London was stripped in 2015, and he tried bobsledding a year later – saying he was immediately hooked on the adrenalin that comes with going 80 mph.“We feel bad for him because he feels so bad for us,” Cunningham said. “We had built great team chemistry over the past few months and were one of the best pushing teams in the world.”center_img  U.S. bobsledder Ryan Bailey was banned for two years for what he contends was an inadvertent doping violation, ending the former track and field medalist’s bid to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics.last_img read more

Catalunya Radio: Villarreal have made contact with Gerard Moreno

first_img IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 04/05/2018 at 16:10 CEST RELATED STORIES Espanyol, however, will have the option to increase their percentage to 30 per cent more. They would have to pay an initial fee and the rest in monthly payments of 100,000 euros. The player’s position on the matter will be key. The Yellow Submarine want a striker and would only have to pay 20 million euros as his release clause is set at 40m. From July it rises to 50m – so 25m to Villarreal.  03/05/2018 They have tried to sign him before but he opted to stay at Espanyol. However now his interest in hanging around may be lessened after the Pericos diced with relegation. Villarareal have made contact with Gerard Moreno to tell him they want to sign him for next season, say Catalunya Radio. Villarreal have 50 per cent of the economic rights of a future transfer, with Espanyol having the other half. Catalunya Radio: El Villarreal ya ha contactado con Gerard Moreno Sport.es Gerard Moreno opens the door to an Espanyol exitlast_img read more

IPL: Match 1- CSK vs RCB Review: Super Kings outclass visitors to extend dominant…

first_imgImage Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisement hsax9NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbpvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eba50( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7bsoWould you ever consider trying this?😱4vdeCan your students do this? 🌚q5cRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chennai Super Kings executed a clinical victory by 7 wickets over Royal Challengers Bangalore to kick start their campaign in style. Advertisement The spinners emerged as match winners for the side after getting the visitors entangled in the web on a rank turner at the M.A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsRight from the toss, nothing went right for Virat Kohli and co. as they slumped their way in the first innings. Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, the leader of the yellow army M.S Dhoni executed his plans to perfection right from the word go.Advertisement A tidy spell with the new ball by Deepak Chahar with Harbhajan Singh’s triple strikes reduced RCB to 44-3 after 8 overs. Things went downhill for the three-time finalists as they stumbled their way to 70, bringing back the horrors of the very first IPL match where they were bundled out for 82.It was not all smooth sailing for the men in yellow as the sluggish pitch proved to be an obstacle in their pursuit of the below-par total. Chahal provided the early breakthrough by dismissing Watson for 0. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu proceeded with caution by seeing off the powerplay phase with just 16 runs on the board, which is the third lowest powerplay score in the history of the tournament.Advertisement Suresh Raina cemented his legacy by being the first ever batsman to score 5000 runs in the competition, beating Virat Kohli by a fine margin. Despite losing Raina and Rayudu over the course of the chase, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja steered the Super Kings home with more than 2 overs to spare.Brief scorecard RCB 70 all out (17.1 overs) (P. Patel 29; I.Tahir 3-9, H.Singh 3-20)CSK 71-3 (17.4 overs) (A.Rayudu 28; Y.Chahal 1-6)Read Also:IPL 2019 Match 1: CSK vs RCB PreviewScared of Virat Kohli’s anger: Rishabh Pant Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Olympic Champion to take on Run Galway Bay this Weekend

first_imgThis Saturday 6th October almost 5,000 runners, joggers, walkers and spectators will descend on Galway City for the annual Run Galway Bay 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon which starts and finishes at Nimmo’s Pier, The Claddagh. The popularity of the event has surpassed all expectations with the full marathon selling out in July, followed by the 10k and Half Marathon, which sold out at the end of August. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the announcement that the 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion Frank Shorter (US) will be lining up in the 10k along with his wife Michelle. Frank Shorter is the USA’s most prolific long-distance runner, taking gold in the 1972 Olympic Marathon and silver in the 1976 Olympic Marathon. Also making the trip this year is Irish Olympian Caitriona Jennings who will be chasing her first win in Galway for the Half Marathon.The event has also attracted the interest of the Irish Cross Country Skiing Team who will, for the second year, set the marathon route alight on their roller skis. Included in that lineup is Irish OlympianThomas Maloney-Westgaard the Norwegian native with Galway roots who will defend his title as fastest roller skier on the day.International AppealParticipants travel from all over the world to enjoy the fast, flat and fun route along the stunning shores of Galway Bay. Many are making the trip to Galway especially for the event, including teams from the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, the US and Australia to name but a few. Closer to home, hundreds of athletes from across Ireland will travel to Galway to enjoy the race day experience of this iconic sporting event on the Wild Atlantic Way.Home Grown Heroes Included in the line up for the 10k this year are Mayor of the City of Galway Councillor Niall McNeilis and local TD Hildegarde Naughton.  Also taking part in the 10k is young Dubliner James Casserly, who has cerebral palsy and juvenile arthritis, he will be pushed in his chair around the course by his dad and supported by his mum and aunties, all to raise funds for Barretstown.Returning to Run Galway Bay for a second year are a 200 strong team from Eir who will participate across all distances in support of their chosen charity, Special Olympics.  Joining the team from Eir is Special Olympics Ireland CEO, Matt English as well as athlete Aoife Beston. Also participating in the event are a team of staff from TG4 including Director General Alan Esslemon. Many of the teams and individuals participating in Run Galway Bay use the event to generate support for their own charitable causes, raising vast amounts of funds for supports and services both here in Galway and further afield.Local Feel and Friendly VibeRace Director Ray O’Connor speaking about the event said, ‘We are looking forward to a fantastic race day on Saturday. Run Galway Bay has grown in size and popularity over the past number of years, the spectacular route, the support on the course and the welcome the athletes get when they come to Galway are all very special and just some of the many reasons people return to take on their own personal running challenge with us each year.Despite the numbers growing each year and a truly international field, the event continues to retain its local feel and friendly vibe, something that we are very proud to deliver. People come for the run and stay for the fun that the lively streets of the City of the Tribes offer post race.’Run Galway Bay gets underway at 8:30am with the Full Marathon, the 10k will start at 10:30am and the Half Marathon will start at 12:15pm.  Roads will be closed Westbound only from 8am -2:30pm along the race route of Grattan Rd and Salthill Promenade for the duration of the event.With such a large entry into this year’s event, participants and spectators are advised to arrive early to the race start line at Nimmos Pier. The winner of the Marathon and 10K are expected by 11:05 am with the winner of the Half Marathon expected by 1:20pm.  For more information on the event go to www.rungalwaybay.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Olympic Excitementlast_img read more

Galway U14 Hurling Feile Draws made last night

first_imgThe draws for the Galway Hurling Féile 2019 took place last in Cheevers, with the competition starting in the last week of April. Toddie Byrne Cup Group A Kinvara Carnmore Oranmore-Maree Ahascragh/Fohenagh Group B Sarsfields Athenry Castlegar Meelick-Eyrecourt Group C Gort Turloughmore Pádraig Pearses Clarinbridge Group D Kilnadeema-Leitrim Loughrea Ardrahan BallinderreenJustin Cheevers Cup Group 1 MoycullenCois FharraigeKillimorCappataggleGroup 2 CraughwellMichael CusacksKilconieronSalthill-Knocknacarra Group 3 KillimordalyTynagh/Abbey/DuniryMullagh-KiltormerSt. ThomasGroup 4 SylanePortumna BallygarSkehana/Mountbellew/MoyloughToddie Byrne ShieldGroup 1 AnnaghdownAbbeyknockmoyRahoon/NewcastleMícheál BreathnachGroup 2 BallinasloeTommy LarkinsLiam Mellowsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more