Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictDays after Hurricane Irma’s storm surge has receded, the St. Johns River and other water bodies continue to rise in many areas, causing flooding headaches for local governments and their residents. The St. Johns River Water Management District continues to mitigate flooding impacts in support of local emergency operations as communities work to recover and restore services.The district continues to send its public works staff and portable pumps and generators to areas flooded by the storm. Staff are helping pump stormwater from the Malacompra Drive area in Flagler County, from Vilano Beach at Porpoise Point in St. Johns County and a site in Seminole County. Floodwater was pumped from an assisted living facility in Putnam County earlier this week, and district pumps helped remedy localized flooding in Hawthorne.Some communities along the St. Johns River will see the river crest over the weekend and into next week as water flows downstream. Structures, such as locks, spillways, pump stations, levees and canals, in the headwaters of the St. Johns River in Brevard and Indian River counties and in the Harris Chain of Lakes in Lake County are the only controls the district has of water levels. The district is operating these control structures to manage water levels and offer flood relief to downstream communities.In the Upper St. Johns River Basin, the district is working to reduce flows to the river to reduce downstream flooding. Since Monday afternoon, the district has released almost 7.2 billion gallons of river water through Canal 54 to the Indian River Lagoon. Another 5.8 billion gallons may be diverted before releases are discontinued early next week.In the Ocklawaha Basin, to manage floodwaters and decrease potential for area flooding, flows from the Burrell Lock and Dam are being reduced to lower water levels in Haines Creek, and the Apopka Dam will be closed, limiting flows only to the Nutrient Reduction Facility.Other district operations related to Hurricane Irma:All district offices are now open for business.Three teams conducted preliminary damage assessments in Jacksonville, which will help the city when seeking federal disaster assistance and freed up city staff to assist residents.District staff are working with local law enforcement to provide adequate public safety on properties as the district works toward opening some conservation lands to the public. At this time, all district lands are closed, including the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Also, Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest’s archery season (Sept. 16–24) is closed due to extreme flooding and hazardous road conditions. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSHurricane IrmaSJRWMDSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleKilsheimer bounces back with a big fundraising monthNext articleFlorida Goodwill, Red Cross partner to assist in Irma recovery Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! District regulatory staff are available to answer questions or issue emergency waivers to assist with the recovery effort. For assistance, please contact the Jacksonville Service Center at 904-730-6270or 800-852-1562 or the district’s Palatka headquarters at 386-329-4500 or 800-451-7106.Due to water damage to the Governing Board room at the district’s Palatka headquarters, the district’s September board meeting will be held on Sept. 19 at the Maitland Service Center, 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland, FL 32751. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by the tentative millage and budget hearing at 5:05 p.m.Other meeting dates and locations may have changed due to hurricane damage. Check out our meetings calendar at www.sjrwmd.com/meetings-announcements.For continuing updates on district operations, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Former national team skipper, Joseph Yobo, has revealed how Taiye Taiwo brought aura into the Super Eagles. Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings Loading… After an impressive outing with Nigeria at the 2005 U20 Fifa World Cup in the Netherlands – where he was named third-best player, the left-back was drafted into the senior national team under coach Augustine Eguavoen. Taiwo became an instant hit in the Super Eagles side thanks to his strength and speed as his influence grew. One of his highlights was his unstoppable freekick which handed Nigeria a 1-0 win over Ghana on his Africa Cup of Nations debut in 2006. ‘If I was Barcelona president, I’d sign Neymar tomorrow’ – Balde says Brazilian could ‘play for any team’ In a chat with Goal, Yobo disclosed that he had a good relationship with everyone in the squads he played in, but was not shy from admitting the impression made by the sturdy defender. “Everybody in the national team were my friend because I started very early and also became a leader early as well. So I wrapped my hands around everybody and enjoyed every moment in the Super Eagles,” Gernot Rohr’s assistant told Goal. “In pure honesty, one person who caught my fancy when he came to the national team was Taiye Taiwo. “I watched him play for Nigeria U20. At that level, I loved his shots and how he was playing aggressively; I couldn’t help but wait for the time he would graduate to the senior national team. “And that came through for him when he made his Super Eagles debut. He is such a happy and loveable guy.” Yobo left Olympique Marseille in 2003, while his compatriot was signed for the French outfit two years later – and that reinforced their relationship when on national duty. For the Everton legend, Taiwo was an epitome of optimism and courage, and was staggered why Nigerians don’t talk about him despite his contributions. “We had a good relationship because his manager was one of my very good friends, so we had that bond in the national team and grew really fast. His presence was enormous,” he continued. “Even when I am thinking about the game as captain, he would come with his energy and tell me ‘skippo’ [captain], no shaking, don’t worry, we are going to beat these people’. For me, Taiwo brought a whole lot to the national team. “One thing I tell people is that football is about team spirit and that is very important. When I have him by my side, I feel confident because he had everything. That’s how good he was. “I knew he was growing and still needed some works but on his day, he could win you a game whether by his free-kick, pass or running forward. read also:Former Eagles stars mourn Taiye Taiwo’s dad “I’m surprised people don’t talk about him maybe because he is underrated, but I rate him very high because of his quality and the aura he brought to the Super Eagles.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Northern Florida and the panhandle will be on the wetter side of the storm, so downpours are possible at times for the beginning of our weekend. An area in the Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of development into Tropical Storm Nestor over the next 5 days.Regardless of what this becomes, it will approach the Gulf Coast on Friday and Saturday and bring heavy rainfall to areas across the south.
Marcus Beesley was in goal to register his third win in four games after coming to Nelson in a trade with the Kamloops Storm.The win allows Nelson to regain sole possession of top spot Murdoch Division, two points ahead of the idle Castlegar Rebels. The Rebels have a game in hand.Nelson returns to action Friday when Spokane pays a return visit to the NDCC Arena.The game is the first of a three-game home weekend for the Leafs.Saturday Nelson hosts Grand Forks before concluding the trio of games Sunday against Revelstoke Grizzlies. The Nelson Leafs took care of business in a place the Green and White have not had an easy time getting points.Four different players scored to pace the Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in the Lilac City.Dustin Reimer, Cole Arcuri, Aaron Dunlap and James Sorrey scored for the Leafs.
Greece’s Giorgos Samaras celebrates with his team after he scored on a penalty kick in the final minutes of the match. (AP Photo)Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday. Samaras was adjudged to have been tripped in the area by substitute Giovanni Sio, and calmly slotted in the spot kick for a win that puts Greece through to the knockout stage. Ivory Coast would have advanced with a draw. “This means so much to me, to us … Tonight we had energy,” Samaras said, dedicating the win to Greeks suffering through financial crisis. “We really hope we can make the people happy back home. We are a team. A team – that’s it.” The Greeks had taken the lead just before halftime through substitute Andreas Samaris, but substitute Wilfried Bony equalized for Ivory Coast in the 74th, beating goalkeeper Pangiotis Glykos from close range after being set up by Gervinho. That goal looked like it would put the Africans through until the late drama. Samaras met a cross in the area and went to shoot with his left leg, which got caught against the leg of Sio. Samaras’ foot then hit the ground and he fell to the turf, drawing a penalty. With his country’s hopes on the line, Samaras sent his spot kick past goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, who guessed the right way but couldn’t keep the ball out. Veteran striker Didier Drogba started for Ivory Coast along with Yaya and Kolo Toure despite the recent death of their brother Ibrahim. The Ivorians wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.advertisement Greece, which had failed to score in the previous two Group C matches, finished second in Group C with four points, behind winner Colombia with nine. Ivory Coast had three and Japan one. Greece had not scored in its first two games in Brazil, but missed a handful of scoring chances against Ivory Coast, hitting the crossbar twice with shots from distance. The Greeks were also forced to make two early substitutions after valuable midfielder Pangiotis Kone and goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis were injured in the first half.
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan slates Solskjaer: Man Utd don’t want himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his appointment as Manchester United caretaker manager.Jordan insists the on-loan Molde coach doesn’t deserve the job.He told talkSPORT: “Solskjaer can’t lose.“He was always going to walk in the door, he was always going to pick the big players, he’s not going to make any unpopular decisions and he’s not going to have any confrontation, so all of the players who felt wronged or maligned or not as important as they’d like to be are not going to have that on their toes anymore.“This is all about the players, it’s all about someone walking into an environment simply being able to lighten the mood, and if that’s worth £2million or £3million for six months, I don’t know what to say about football.“But it’s no surprise to me they beat Cardiff, it’s no surprise to me they beat Huddersfield, it’s no surprise to me that Pogba has got his boots on – none of it was a surprise to me.“The next culprit to pop over the horizon will be [Alexis] Sanchez, he’ll start to play now because they’re all getting what they want.“I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no tactical genius, he isn’t doing anything that anybody with half a brain who understands football couldn’t do, which is deliver good news.“These kids in this dressing room only want good news, they don’t want reality or want their noses put out of joint.“The worst thing that could happen to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United is if he gets the job long-term.“Like what happened to Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea, if he wins anything of significance and has to be kept there against the real wishes of the club and then gets taken out later, that would be the worst thing for both him and the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Inter Milan coach Conte: Barcelona more worried facing usby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte insists they’ll face Champions League opponents Barcelona full of confidence.Conte says it will be Barca who’ll be more concerned.“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Kano (Nigeria): Eight people, including three soldiers, were killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ahead of Monday’s Eid al-Adha festival, military sources said. Three troops and three civilians died on Saturday when fighters from the IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group attacked a base in Gubio, a town 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the regional capital Maiduguri, two sources said Sunday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThree soldiers were killed “defending the base from ISWAP terrorists who wanted to overrun it”, the first source said. “Three civilians were hit and killed in crossfire,” said the source, an officer who asked not to be identified for fear of punishment. Two soldiers and six civilians were injured, he said. The jihadists attacked the base in eight pickup trucks fitted with machine guns, leading to a two-hour long battle, said the second source, who gave the same toll. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe attack was repelled with the aid of a fighter jet which deployed two hours into the clashes, said the officer. “The terrorists were pulverised and forced to withdraw. Eleven of them were killed and three of their vehicles were seized,” he said. ISWAP ransacked the same base in May, killing three soldiers. In a separate assault on Sunday, fighters from rival jihadist faction Boko Haram killed two residents and burnt homes in an attack on the village of Ngwom, 14 km (eight miles) from Maiduguri. Gunmen in pickup trucks stormed the village in a pre-dawn attack, shooting dead two male residents before robbing women of jewelry and torching four houses, anti-Boko Haram militia leader Babakura Kolo said. “A woman had one of her ears chopped off by the insurgents as punishment for resisting being robbed,” Kolo said. The jihadists attempted to seize a nearby military base after the raid, but were rebuffed following a one-hour gunfight, Kolo and a military source said. The decade-long insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed over 27,000 people, displaced some two million and spilt over into neighbouring countries. The jihadists are notorious for stepping up attacks during the Eid season, prompting heightened security across the region. ISWAP split from the Boko Haram faction headed by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau in 2016. Since mid-2018 ISWAP has ramped up attacks on the military, while Shekau’s group tends to hit softer civilian targets. On Saturday, several soldiers were also wounded when their vehicle hit a mine planted by ISWAP near the border with Niger, the military sources said.
Milan: More migrants jumped off the Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms Tuesday in a desperate bid to reach shore, tantalizingly near after 19 days blocked on board in deteriorating conditions by Italy’s refusal to open its ports. Open Arms described the situation on board as “out of control” and “desperate.” After one migrant jumped ship earlier in the day and was rescued by the Italian coast guard, nine more launched themselves into the sea wearing orange life vests. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US A reporter with the Spanish public broadcaster TVE reporting from the NGO boat said that the earlier jumper refused to return to the Open Arms ship, and was brought to the Italian island of Lampedusa instead, apparently triggering the reaction of the nine who followed his lead. The reporter said that those jumping were “desperate and going mad” after 19 days trapped on board. Open Arms said that the Italian coast guard managed to rescue all nine of the later group, but it was not immediately clear if they would also be taken to land. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Live video showed people wearing life vests floating in the sea, some in groups some individually, with a coast guard vessel nearby and rubber dinghies trying to reach them. Open Arms confirmed that the first man who jumped, a Syrian national, was brought to Lampedusa. The group described the situation on board as “desperate,” saying that a man threw himself into the water, trying to reach land that was in plain view, while at the same moment a woman suffered a panic attack. The NGO’s spokeswoman, Laura Lanuza, said she heard from Open Arms crew members that “those who remain aboard are threatening with jumping as well.” The Open Arms captain previously informed Italian authorities that the crew of 17 can no longer control the situation on board, as frustrated migrants resort to fighting. Italy’s hard-line interior minister has refused port access to the ship, even though six other European countries have agreed to take the passengers.