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By John Burton |RED BANK — Libraries are more than books. And that is especially true of Red Bank’s 80-year-old public lending library, which offers a slice of history with its books and other material.“Every library has books,” Elizabeth McDermott, the library’s director, observed last Saturday. “But we’re the only library that has a Red Bank history collection.”Red Bank Public Library assistant Claire Phelps joins in the library’s celebrating its 80th anniversary last Saturday making buttons of children’s artwork.And that collection is once again available for the public’s viewing.McDermott was joined on May 20 by numerous community residents, elected officials and library representatives in offering their support and congratulations to the library as it celebrated its eighth decade as the Eisner Memorial Public Library and the reopening of its historical collections to the public.The day was marked by celebration and activities that included “a birthday bash for kids,” with cake and the announcements of the winners of the town-wide bookmark contest for school-age children; establishing a teen time capsule, intended to be opened in 2037; and a guided tour of the borough’s historic sites. And the day’s highlight concerned the reopening of the local history room that was honored by proclamations from the Borough Council, the state Senate and Assembly and the county freeholders.The history room’s opening “allows us to show our passion for all things Red Bank,” McDermott noted.The purpose of the room, according to its mission, is to collect, maintain and preserve materials of local history for the benefit of historians, library patrons and the greater public. The emphasis is on history pertaining to Red Bank and communities in the vicinity, the county and the state and the Eisner family, whose former home now houses the library at 84 West Front St.The library was forced to close its museum area and history room in 2014 when hit with financial difficulties. Those difficulties resulted in the loss of staff and the cutback in operating hours, McDermott recalled. But the library’s Board of Trustees’ 2016 strategic plan, working with the Borough Council, was able to restore some staffing, hours and the availability of the historical resources to the public.Red Bank has had a long and storied history, said Eileen Moon, journalist, former managing editor of The Two River Times, and author of the book “Legendary Locals of Red Bank.” Beginning as a riverfront respite for the Native American nomadic tribe that traveled through the area for thousands of years, the community evolved into a commerce and distribution hub, with merchants using the Naveink River as a way to transport oysters—which were terribly profitable—and other items to New York City in the 18th century, according Moon. Moon also noted the trip back then, from what was then called Shrewsbury Dock to New York City, took 13 days by schooner.George Bowden, a former member of the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission, joins library assistant Katey O’Connell-Strollo, for the reopening of the Red Bank Public Library’s local history room.In the late 19th century, Mayor Pasquale Menna told how Sigmund Eisner moved to the borough “with nothing” at the age of 21. “He bought a sewing machine and opened a business on Broad Street,” Menna said, from which the Eisner family established a home at 84 West Front St. and Sigmund eventually opened his uniform factory at what is now the Galleria commercial complex on Bridge Avenue. At its height, Menna said the factory employed more than 5,000 people. In 1937, the Eisners donated the family home to the borough, to be used as a library, and established a trust to care for the building, in honor of the by-then late patriarch.And now, “We’re sitting amidst history,” Menna said.“The library is here and will continue,” thanks to the Eisners’ generosity and due to the work of the library’s staff, Menna maintained. “Their legacy continues.”In 1878, a group of local women established the Mutual Library Association, through private donor funds. The association collected and lent books out of private homes. A little later the library found a home, using a building on the east side of Broad Street, later the site of Clayton and Magee’s clothing store. In 1890, the library was officially incorporated as the Red Bank Library Company.This article was first published in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2015)–Favored Footstepsinbronze saved ground at the rail and went on to a comfortable 1 ¼ length win under Rafael Bejarano in Thursday’s $60,000 The Dream Team allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he covered one mile on turf in 1:37.94.Owned by Adam Richey and trained by Simon Callaghan, the 4-year-old Irish-bred colt bested seven rivals as he improved his overall record to 7-3-3-0. Off at 2-1, he paid $6.20, $3.40 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $36,000, Footstepsinbronze increased he earnings to $152,250.“Coming into the stretch, I definitely wanted him to switch off his left lead, but he didn’t want to,” said Bejarano, who sat a close third before splitting horses two-wide at the top of the stretch. “In the last sixteenth though, he did switch and he showed me a big kick.”(Bejarano, who entered the 24th day of Santa Anita’s Spring Meeting atop the jockey standings with Tyler Baze at 23 wins, picked up his second win on the card).“I was a little worried about how slow the turf has been playing but he looked so great in the paddock,” said Callaghan, who has had Footstepsinbronze for all seven of his starts. “I knew he was going to run a good race. He’s been training really well…We’ll probably wait for Del Mar and look for an overnight stake now. He’s only getting better and he likes Del Mar.”Next to last early, runner-up Jules Journey finished well and just held Texas Ryano off by a neck for the place. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Jules Journey was off at 7-2 and paid $4.60 and $3.00.With Joe Talamo up, Texas Ryano was last early and closed with a rush toward the middle of the course to finish third, 1 ¼ lengths clear of pacesetter Home School. Off at 5-2, “Tex” paid $2.80 to show.Ridden by Felipe Valdez, Irish-bred Home School bounced to the lead and set fractions of 25.03, 49.64, 1:13.35 and 1:25.57.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 4 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. for simulcasting from the eastern time zone.
Locals in Falcarragh pouring water on one of the Pilot Whales to keep it alive. Pic copyright nwnewspix.Another little girl attempts to save the poor Pilot Whales stranded on Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Pic copyright nwnewspixSome of the Whales have been re-floated to the water at Ballyness Bay. pic copyright nwnewspixA large crowd have gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright nwnewspixLocals feeling helpless as they look at the whales that have sadly perished on the strand. Pic copyright nwnewspixThis little girl tries her best to help the stricken whale back out to sea. Pic copyright nwnewspix.Locals attempt to rescue a number of Pilot whales washed up on a Falcarragh beach. Pic copyright nwnewspix. LATEST UPDATE – 13.42 – It has now been confirmed that five whales have died, and seven are currently in the bay battling for life. Five of the thirteen Pilot Whales have now perished and the others are still in grave danger.The surviving whales have managed to swim out to a narrow estuary but are still at severe risk of beaching again.Rescuers are hopeful that the incoming tide will help to re-float the whales and send them back to sea. However, rescuers say a number of the animals appear to be ill and this may be the reason why they continue to beach.We’ll continue to update on this story as it develops.The creatures were spotted by a man out jogging around 8.30am this morning.The stranded Pilot WhalesThe alarm was raised and locals rushed to the scene in an attempt to save the stranded whales.Local man Danny Kearney is using his JCB in a bid to move the whales back into the water.He is being supported by a team of up to sixteen local people.Local county councillor Seamus O Domhnaill is one of those on the scene trying to rescue the whales.He said “There is a great community response and we are doing our best. “The tide is out but hopefully it will come back in time so we can rescue the rest of the whales and return them to the sea.Locals are pouring buckets of water onto the whales in a bid to keep them alive.A team form the National Parks and Wildlife service is also on the way to the scene.LOCALS IN RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE STRANDED WHALES was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:beachedCllr Seamus O DomhnailldonegalFalcarraghStrandedwhales
11 July 2013South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, saying he was “extremely disturbed” by further delays to the completion of Eskom’s Medupi coal-fired power station, has brought in independent consultants to get the state company’s build programme running efficiently.Speaking at the release of Eskom’s annual results in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Gigaba said the government had prioritised South Africa’s infrastructure programme as the key driver of job creation, skills development and the industrialisation of the economy.“The importance of delivering on capacity expansion projects to increase overall Eskom generating capacity cannot be understated. I’m extremely disturbed by these further delays being experienced.”Consultants’ brief ‘broader than Medupi’Gigaba said the Department of Public Enterprises had commissioned independent consultants to look at Eskom’s project management capabilities and assess the risks and cost escalations of the state company’s build programme.The scope of the consultants’ task was “broader than Medupi,” encompassing Eskom’s entire build programme, he said.The results of their study, expected in two months’ time, would help Eskom and the government to craft a way forward, Gigaba said, adding that the revised date for Medupi’s first power delivery “puts pressure” on South Africa’s already constrained electricity supply.Eskom announced on Monday that the first unit of the Medupi station was unlikely to deliver first power by the December 2013 delivery date, but was only likely to do so in the second half of 2014, due to technical as well as labour issues.Govt, Eskom to meet with contractorsMedupi, one of the two large coal-fired stations that Eskom is building, is a 4 764 MW coal-fired power station located near Lephalale. It will the first South African power station to have “super-critical” technology, and one of the world’s largest dry cooled stations, so it will much more efficient than older coal-fired stations.The other station, Kusile, is located in Mpumalanga province and will have the same technology but with the addition of flue-gas desulphurisation, a state-of-the art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur from the exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil.Department of Public Enterprises Director-General Tseliso Matona and senior Eskom officials are to meet with Alstom – one of the major contractors at Medupi – in France in order to discuss the events of the Limpopo plant. The other major contractor is Hitachi.Gigaba on Wednesday expressed support for Eskom’s possible penalising of non-performing contractors, but added: “This doesn’t preclude other remedial actions. It is important to be forward thinking. The study will inform corrective action. We should not make rash decisions that could impact the build programme.”Profit ‘to be reinvested in the business’Eskom reported group revenue of R128.9-billion for the financial year ended 31 March 2013, up from R114.8-billion in 2012, an increase of 12.2%.Eskom said the results reflected the impact of the 16% tariff increase granted by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for 2012/13 and declining demand for electricity due to lower economic growth and industrial unrest.The utility said revenue growth had been offset by escalating operating expenditures, mainly due to an increase in primary energy costs.The utility’s net profit decreased from R13.2-billion in 2011-12 to R5.2-billion in 2012-13.The profits would be reinvested in the business, chief executive officer Brian Dames told Wednesday’s briefing, noting that Nersa’s decision to limit Eskom’s tariff increases would require new thinking from Eskom.The company had been able to keep the lights on, despite it being a tough year, he said, with Eskom for the first time conducting maintenance work at its plants over the winter period.SAinfo reporter
22 March 2016South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has received the US Agency for International Development TB International Award for championing the fight against tuberculosis (TB).The minister received the award at a ceremony on 17 March in Washington DC.Congrats to #SouthAfrica & Dr. Motsoaledi for their innovative & impressive work to end #TB. #TBFreeWorld pic.twitter.com/mEKsusQAro— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016Find out more about TB:“It is time for the world to treat tuberculosis with the same urgency it demonstrated in responding to major new health threats like Ebola and the Zika virus,” Motsoaledi said.Although TB accounted for many deaths, it did not evoke the emotions, passion, urgency and requisite activism that the world had seen in all other epidemics, he added.“TB as a disease in the last 200 years killed more people than the major epidemics, Ebola, malaria, HIV, small pox, bubonic plaque, influenza and cholera all added together. TB is killing more than 1.5 million and infecting 9 million people globally.”“We cannot end TB in isolation. In my country as much as 80% of HIV/AIDS deaths are attributable to TB” -Motsoaledi #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016The minister acknowledged the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria for its continued support to provide almost 80% of all international funding for TB.“Adequate financing for TB is more important than ever, especially because of drug resistant TB. Thanks to the work of the UK Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance, G7 Heads of State issued a special declaration recognising that drug-resistance to TB and other infections can reverse decades of progress at the cost of millions of lives and trillions of dollars,” Motsoaledi said..@usaid support to #SouthAfrica continues with a new $65M award to combat #TB #MDRTB #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016SA Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi received USAID-TB International Award for championing the fight against TB. pic.twitter.com/rxt4Q1qJVB— HumanaPeopleToPeople (@HumanaSA) March 18, 2016World TB DaySouth Africa is commemorating World TB Day with an event on 24 March 2016 in the Lephalale Local Municipality in Waterberg District, in Limpopo.A mass TB screening campaign will dominate this year’s World TB Day activities.TB is still a highly contagious bacterial disease spread by coughing and sneezing. “In 2011, more than 1.4 million people died of TB,” reads the USAid website. “It’s the second-leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide.”“In #SouthAfrica, we are ensuring that every person tested for HIV also receives screening for TB & vice versa” -Motsoaledi #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016Source: South African Government News Agency