Zeldin Speaks At SoutholdVOICE MeetingCongressman Lee Zeldin spoke at SoutholdVOICE’s annual public meeting at the American Legion Hall in Southold Saturday, August 10.Zeldin answered questions regarding the North Shore helicopter route, ticks and Lyme disease, local maritime infrastructure projects, and other issues facing Long Island’s North Fork.At The LibraryThe Mattituck-Laurel Library will host “Green Screen Fun” for teens in grades seven through 12 Thursday, August 22, from 2 to 5 PM. Teens can take funny photos with friends and family using green screen technology, and will be able to take home their own 4-by-6-inch photo. Photo booth props will be provided. Registration is required.The library will screen “All is True,” a look at the final days in the life of English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare on Friday, August 23, at 1 PM.There will be a seminar titled “Introduction to Suffolk County Diabetes Education” Wednesday, August 28, at 1:30 PM. The free informational meeting will cover the free diabetes prevention program given by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.For more information, visit www.mattitucklaurellibrary.org.Clambake In The OrchardsJamesport Manor Inn will host a family-style clambake Friday, August 23, at 6:30 PM.The clambake will feature appetizers, a green salad, family-style mussels in butter broth, lobster, clams, potatoes, and corn, followed by an apple crisp dessert. There will be a cash bar featuring local wine and beer.Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, visit www.jamesportmanor.com.Group For The East EndThe Group for the East End will host a forest therapy walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue Sunday, August 25, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.Certified forest therapy guide and life coach Linda Lombardo will lead the walk, which aims to reconnect participants with nature in a way that refreshes, restores, and renews.A maximum of 18 participants can attend. A $5 materials fee is requested, and registration is required. For more information, visit [email protected] Share
SWEDEN: The MTR Nordic subsidiary of Hong Kong’s MTR Corp has ordered six Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units for use on open access inter-city services which will compete with national operator SJ between Stockholm and Göteborg. Delivery is scheduled for autumn 2014, with MTR Express services to begin once commissioning is completed.MTR plans to operate 110 services a week on the 455 km Stockholm – Göteborg route, calling at Flemingsberg, Södertälje, Hallsberg, Herrljunga and Falköping. ‘Our strategy is to bring a fast, new premium-quality service to Swedish inter-city passengers’, said MTR Corp CEO Jay Walder. ‘We believe this will not only be attractive to existing rail passengers, but will also draw other business and leisure travellers to choose rail over other modes of transport to commute between Sweden’s east and west coasts’. The SKr700m rolling stock supply and maintenance contract announced on November 13 is Stadler Rail’s first order to deliver trains to Sweden. The five-car aluminium-bodied EMUs are to be built in Switzerland. The 15 kV AC units will have a maximum speed of 200 km/h, and will be fitted with the L10 000 automatic train protection system. According to Stadler, the EMUs will have an ‘especially high-quality interior’ for comfortable travel across long distances, including a buffet car. ‘We will offer the most environmentally-friendly option and focus on comfort and service that will suit both those who travel for business and private travellers’, said Johan Söör, Business Development Director at MTR Nordic. The EMUs will be winterised with floor heating, heat recovery systems, double-wall interior gangways and snow scrapers between the bogies and car body, similar to trainsets Stadler has supplied to Norway and Finland. MTR has operated the Stockholm metro since 2009, and is now expanding into the inter-city rail market. The company intends to begin recruiting around 70 staff for MTR Express in early 2014. ‘We are a long-term player in the Nordic market with world-leading expertise and strong financial backing from our owner in Hong Kong’, said Peter Viinapuu, CEO of MTR Nordic. ‘Over time we aim to increase our presence in Sweden and the Nordic countries with further rail activities.’
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced resumption dates for its inter club competitions.The Confederation Cup and Champions League were suspended at the semifinals stage in March due to the coronavirus pandemic across the continent.With the gradual easing up of restrictions which has seen several African leagues resume domestic competitions, CAF said in statement on Monday, that the first leg of the Champions League semi-final will hold on 25 and 26 September while the second leg will be played on 2 and 3 October respectively.Both first legs will hold in Morocco with local teams Wydad Club Athletic and Raja Club Athletic taking on Egyptian opponents Al Ahly and Zamalek respectively.The return legs will hold in Egypt.The revised timetable is a departure from CAF’s initial plan to host a “World Cup” style final four tournament in the Champions League in Cameroon.This season’s inter-club competitions were also set to be the first to feature one-off finals in a neutral venue with Cameroon’s Japoma Stadium picked to host the showpiece.But with Cameroon pulling out of hosting both the final four and the final, CAF says a bidding process to select a host for the final will be opened to member nations apart from Egypt and Morocco.Both countries have been exempted “in the interest of fairness” in order not to confer undue advantage to any team in the event of a club from both countries qualifying for the final.However, if the two Egyptian clubs or Moroccan clubs progress to the final, the one-off match will be played in either Egypt or Morocco with a proposed date of 16 or 17 October 2020.The Confederation Cup will, however, forge on in a final four format to be hosted in Morocco.Egypt’s Pyramid FC will play Guinean side Horoya in the first semifinal at the Mohammed V Complex, Casablanca.The second semifinal between Moroccan rivals RS Berkane and Hassania Agadir will hold at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat.Both matches will be played on 22 August with the final slated for 27 August at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat.All matches in both competitions will be played behind closed doors in line with CAF’s health and safety protocols for preventing the spread of coronavirus.RelatedCAF CL: Enyimba Crash Out To Al HilalSeptember 29, 2019In “Champions League”CAF Defers Champions League And Confederation Cup FinalsApril 19, 2020In “Africa””No Quality Match Balls In NPFL” – Anthony Okpotu Reveals Why Nigerian Clubs Fail In CAF CompetitionsApril 16, 2020In “Africa”
WALL TOWNSHIP— John Blewett III of Howell scored his second straight Modified win Saturday night in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series 35-lap main event at Wall Township Speedway. Coming from a 15th starting slot, Blewett raced into the lead for good with just 10 laps remaining. Shanon Mongeau of Matawan and Brick’s Mike Carpenter were the stars of the show early on as they battled for the lead. This fight for first lasted until lap 16, when the two leaders touched and Mongeau went spinning. Mongeau obviously felt that Carpenter’s contact contributed to his spin, and more contact then occurred while the field was under caution. Shanon Mongeau’s father, Rich Mongeau, also got involved in the caution-period action before all three drivers were disqualified from the race. The action handed the lead to Del George Jr. on the restart as Blewett continued his charge into third. When the second place running Curtis Truex Jr. of Mayetta slid out of second on the front stretch on lap 24, Blewett advanced to third and set his sights on the leader. A lap-25 caution put Blewett right on George’s rear bumper, and Blewett then used the opportunity to dive to the inside lane and into the lead moments later. Blewett then raced to victory, while George crossed the line second for his best Modified finish ever. Frank Polimeda of Fort Lee, Freehold’s Steven Reed and Truex were third through fifth. “I am just so happy for the people who work on this car,” Blewett said. “They should get the credit. They put a lot of time in during the week and again on Saturdays.” In regards to the Carpenter/Mongeau incident Blewett said: “I think they should take a good look at what made them spin. The lap before, there was oil or something on the track up there that made it real slippery.” In just his first season of Pro Stock racing, Elliott Wohl of Freehold held off the best in the business to win his first-ever 25-lapper. Wohl took the lead from Wall’s Rich DeSarno on lap six before beating multi-time winners George Andretta of Wall and Chas Okerson of Freehold to the line in tight formation. DeSarno was fourth and Mike Smith was fifth. After some very tough luck earlier this season, John McCormack of Farmingdale led wire-to-wire to take his first 25-lap Street Stock win of the year. Adam LaCicero of Lavallette, Jim Downey of Cliffwood Beach, Brick’s Ron Frees and point leader Dave Jennings of Howell wrapped up the top five. Rich Losh of Joppa, Md., grabbed his first win of the year in the 20-lapper for the Legend Cars. Losh, the current point leader, battled in a tight pack for the lead most of the way, with Polimeda and Jason Rochelle of Hacketstown crossing the line second and third. Jim Tomaino of Bayville and Ronnie Dunstan were fourth and fifth. Bill Weichert of Chatham came from 13th to win the 20-lapper for the Truck Series, taking the lead from Ken McGowan with nine laps remaining. Keith Mullineaux of Egg Harbor Township, Steve Naylor of Galloway Township, Keansburg’s Jerry Stanzione and Jim Bruno of Smithville were second through fifth. NASCAR Nextel Cup team owner Ray Evernham, who began his career as a driver at the third-mile paved oval, will return to his roots this Saturday night to drive a Modified stock car in the 50-lap Larsen Brothers Memorial race. Evernham, a Hazlet native, will also meet with fans and sign autographs early in the evening. In addition to the Modifieds, the Pro Stocks, Street Stocks, Legend Cars, TQ Midget and Truck Series racers will see competition. Grandstand seating will open at 5 p.m. and racing will start at 7 p.m. Penalties announced from July 3 incident Wall Township Speedway officials have announced penalties resulting from unsportsmanlike conduct during the recent Marian O’Rorke Memorial at the third-mile paved oval. Jimmy Blewett of Howell has been suspended from competition for four events and will have to pay a $500 fine before returning to racing. Harry Reed of Freehold has been suspended for two events. Both drivers will also be on probation for the remainder of the 2004 season.