first_imgDear Friends,More than three inches of rain, an approaching full moon and strong onshore winds combined over the past two days to cause the highest water levels of the year in Ocean City. While there were pockets of moderate flooding throughout the city during this morning’s peak tide, I’m very pleased with the success of our pumping station projects.Just one of our 10 pumping stations, for instance, moved more than 1 million gallons of water off the streets in Merion Park in just six hours following high tide this morning. The neighborhoods where these stations have been installed would have experienced very different conditions without these mitigation measures.We know the job is not yet complete. I want to invite everybody to a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Ocean City Tabernacle. We will lay out plans to address flooding issues across the entire island. I hope you will join us as we work together to improve the quality of life for everybody who deals with flooding concerns.The city, the state and the nation continue to see an uptick in positive tests for COVID-19. The key is looking at the rate of hospitalizations, according to local hospital officials. At this point, Shore Medical Center remains well within its capacity to treat COVID patients. That is fortunate. But with the virus continuing to spread, it is just not responsible at this time to promote events where we cannot control dense crowds from gathering.We are announcing the cancellation of our Miracle on Asbury Avenue celebration on Black Friday, our Christmas Parade and our First Night and First Day celebrations. I understand this is a disappointment, but the health and safety of our residents and guests will always be the top priority.We will continue with events where capacity can be controlled and social distancing maintained.I want to wish everybody a safe and happy Halloween. Results of our Halloween House Decorating Contest and guidelines for trick-or-treating are posted at www.ocnj.us/halloween.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

first_imgNigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully fended off Yoel Romero’s bid for his middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC 248 from Las Vegas in the early hours of today. The Last Stylebender scored the win in a bizarre, uneventful affair that saw both fighters mostly play it safe, with  fans booing after the fight as it was not the match-up they expected. Read Also: Ighalo becoming a cult hero at Man Utd despite meant to be a temporary fix Still, his vision goes beyond those challenges. Paulo Costa and/or Jared Cannonier might be intriguing matchups, but Adesanya hasn’t shied away from beef with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and Bareman even mentioned Adesanya eventually moving up to heavyweight. Those are obviously big, transcendent goals. He has the potential to capture the imagination of MMA fandom in a way few fighters have been able to. But it all starts with picking up big wins in his own division like he did against Romero in Vegas. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… In winning the  unanimous decision, Adesanya won on all of the judges scorecards to retain his middleweight title to extend his undefeated record to 19-0 and solidifies himself as the best middleweight on the planet. The 30-year-old added one of the scariest fighters in the division to a list of victims that already includes Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Israel Adesanya retained his UFC middleweight title via unanimous decision against Yoel Romero, but the fight failed to catch fire Adesanya’s ascent to UFC stardom has been drastic. He made his UFC debut in February 2018 and has skyrocketed to impressive champion in 2020. Now, the Nigerian-born fighter will likely turn his focus to other challengers in the middleweight division, although he seems to have set his sights on an even bigger picture.center_img Israel Adesanya reacts after accidentally poking the eye of Yoel Romero in their UFC middleweight title fight Adesanya’s coach, Eugene Bareman, has acknowledged the middleweight division has more than one contender the champion should beat before looking beyond his division. “There’s some really tough challenges. He should clear those out,” Bareman said on Submission Radio (h/t Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “There’s at least three or four more good challenges. But three or four more fights for Israel is like, maybe within this year. So after that, what’s the next challenge?” Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?last_img read more

first_imgMore world records were broken in stunning fashion at the World Aquatics Championships on Friday.The efforts were highlighted by Anton Chupkov taking gold in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke. But it was Caeleb Dressel and Regan Smith who outdid American greats. All three swimmers set new marks in their respective events. Many congrats to @caelebdressel !! So sick to watch your start, turns,under water, and of course your stroke! Swimming super fast this week! Finish strong! #usa #welldeservedA post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on Jul 26, 2019 at 5:10am PDTSmith touched in 2:03.35 to take the backstroke record and shatter Missy Franklin’s best from the 2012 Olympics by almost 0.7 seconds.Franklin also only had praise for 17-year-old, sending her a message on Twitter.”Well dear friend, we had a great run,” she wrote. “Seven years and I couldn’t be more honored to have my 200 back World Record broken by @reganesmith4 , one of the sweetest and hardest working athletes I’ve ever known. Keeping this World Record with an American flag by it means everything.”Well dear friend, we had a great run. Seven years and I couldn’t be more honored to have my 200 back World Record broken by @reganesmith4 , one of the sweetest and hardest working athletes I’ve ever known. Keeping this World Record with an American flag by it means everything… pic.twitter.com/NgIcysjGWs— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) July 26, 2019″I was truly blown away watching Regan swim a 2:03.3 (yes, I typed that right) and absolutely smash it. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again,” Franklin added. “People will forget your times, they’ll forget the color of your medals, but they will never, ever forget how you made them feel.”I truly couldn’t be happier seeing my World Record go to someone who I believe at the bottom of my heart is one of the greatest inspirations and kindest humans in the world. Congrats my dear @reganesmith4. Thank you. For sharing your gift with us. You’re beyond a joy to watch.” Dressel topped Michael Phelps long-standing 100-meter butterfly record.He set his first career world record after clocking 49.50 seconds during the semifinal in Gwangju, South Korea. It beat Phelps’ previous mark of 49.82 set in August 2009.Phelps congratulated the young swimmer after his race.The veteran swimmer wrote on Instagram: “Many congrats to @caelebdressel !! So sick to watch your start, turns,under water, and of course your stroke! Swimming super fast this week! Finish strong!” View this post on Instagram More American success came through Simone Manuel, who followed up victories at the 2016 Olympics and 2017 championships with another gold in the 100m freestyle.Yuliya Efimova, in the women’s 200m breaststroke, and Evgeny Rylov, in the men’s 200m backstroke, similarly defended their titles.last_img read more