Why do some New Jersey drivers do this at yield signs?

A yield sign. Seems pretty basic and straightforward, and something we learned even before we got behind the wheel for the very first time.

So first things first. What are you supposed to do at a yield sign? If we see one of these signs coming up how do we prepare?

In its most basic terms, you slow down at a yield sign and only continue to go if safe. And if other vehicles prevent you from going, then you stop and wait until it’s safe to continue.

A basic concept that all drivers should understand when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, some drivers in New Jersey don’t seem to have a clue how a yield works.

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Now before diving into it any further, let me just say this isn’t based solely on my observations. In fact, I recently saw an online thread from someone who was venting over those who don’t know what to do when driving toward these signs.

Long story short, this person witnessed an accident occur because someone failed to properly slow down while driving past a yield sign. From what seemed, it was only a fender-bender, but still.

Thinking of that post made me think of how many close calls I’ve seen with people failing to slow down while passing a yield sign. It seems so basic, but yet some struggle to know what to do.

Yes, the vast majority of those who drive in New Jersey do have common sense when they see this sign. I’m talking about the select few who either mess up the flow of traffic or cause an accident such as in the example above.

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Yes, it’s OK to stop at a yield sign. In fact, that’s the law if it’s unsafe to continue driving.

However, there are also occasions where stopping isn’t necessary, but drivers do it anyway. For some reason, a select group of drivers panic when approaching this sign.

If after you slow down you’re clear to keep going, then keep going. There’s no reason to come to a complete stop if it’s not needed.

One place some drivers tend to come to a complete stop at a yield sign is on a highway on-ramp. For some reason, a full and complete stop is all they know.

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This could lead to a very dangerous situation. If you come to a complete stop, you make it that much more dangerous to get up to speed once there’s a break in traffic.

Oftentimes, the yield on an on-ramp is meant for you to slow down until you can assess the safest point to merge with the flow. Once you determine it’s safe, use the acceleration lane to get up to speed.

Now yes, there are exceptions to the rule when a merge happens quickly with little to no acceleration lane. In cases like that, coming to a full stop might be necessary.

But that’s just one instance. There is one other instance in New Jersey where many drivers flat-out don’t know how to yield properly. And that instance has to do with our traffic circles.



Yes, some of our traffic circles can be confusing and improperly labeled. But the state has been working on correcting this to make them all uniform.

Technically, you’re supposed to yield to traffic already in the circle and not enter until it’s safe to do so. Some circles, however, have the yield either within the circle or as some sort of combination of those within the circle and those entering.

Regardless of where it’s placed, it’s vital to pay attention and always slow down wherever you see the yield sign. Far too many motorists feel they have the right-of-way, which can certainly lead to an accident.

And if you’re one of those drivers who can’t even grasp this basic concept, then maybe it’s time to study up on the rules of the road once again. Not only is it dangerous to ignore, but you can cause an accident or get a ticket if caught.

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Philadelphia Phillies Can’t Come to Agreement With Top Two Relievers in Arbitration Filings

The Philadelphia Phillies had six arbitration-eligible players heading into Friday’s salary exchange deadline. They were able to reach agreements with Rhys Hoskins, Ranger Suárez, Gregory Soto and Edmundo Sosa. But they were unable to come to terms with two of their relief arms in José Alvarado and Seranthony Domínguez.

Both players throw very hard from both sides, can take the responsibility of the ninth inning, and played integral parts in winning a National League pennant during the 2022 MLB season.

MLB Insider Mark Feinsand is reporting that the Phillies filed at $3.2 million while Alvarado’s camp filed for $3.7 million. Likewise, Philadelphia filed at $2.1 million while Domínguez’s camp filed at $2.9 million. 

While not leagues apart, unlike some stars and their respective franchises, the amount is significant enough that an arbitration hearing in February is likely.

The other option is that all parties can still come to an agreement or even extension prior to the arbitration hearing. Friday’s deadline was just for salary number exchange. That being said, getting a deal done can reduce a lot of stress and outside noise while allowing both sides to focus on the spring and the upcoming MLB season. 

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Roscommon Herald — County Roscommon business celebrating its first anniversary



McGuires of Rooskey are celebrating their first anniversary.


A County Roscommon business is celebrating its first anniversary today, Saturday, January 14th.

Brothers John and Francis McGuire’s hard work in developing a very impressive retail business, McGuire’s of Rooskey, a popular Gala convenience store. at Knockmacrory, Rooskey is clearly paying off. John says that the consumer response to the business has exceeded all expectations and the McGuire brothers are very thankful for the support they have gotten from the local community over the last year.

The brothers have also fulfilled the promise of their late father, Frank, who always planned to re-open his business on the site following its closure 11 years ago last October. Frank ran a very successful car dealership, garage and shop from the late 1970s until 2011.

Frank sadly passed away in October 2020 but his wish to re-open the business was fulfilled by his sons, who have developed the site into a very impressive convenience store and fuel forecourt.

The site now boasts many features inside and out, which have been attracting lots of custom over the last twelve months.

Apart from the 240 square metre convenience shop, there is an enticing deli complemented by a welcoming seating area where people can enjoy views of the River Shannon. The bakery is also carving out a mouth-watering reputation for itself with brown bread, scones and apple and rhubarb tarts all freshly baked instore.

The relocation of the local post-office to McGuires has also added another dimension and has further helped create a real community atmosphere inside the store. The post office is run by John and Francis’s mother, Elizabeth, who had been the postmistress at the former Roosky Post Office.

Outside, people can avail of petrol, diesel and kerosene at the pumps with a car-wash and valet services also on offer.

The McGuire’s are always keen to give back and run regular competitions for their customers. Their latest is a draw running throughout January, which has two €250 fuel vouchers up for grabs. People can enter once they spend €50 or more on fuel. The winners can then spend their vouchers at McGuires or with Sweeney Oil.

When the Roosky-Dromod bypass opened in 2007, it took its toll on local businesses but John believes that their store has helped to bring more life back into the area. The decision to take on the task of developing the store was a daunting challenge but fully embraced by the McGuire family. John, a panel beater by trade, and Francis, a plumber who was settled in Norway for many years, took on the project with the help of family and they have delivered in real style.

After just one year, McGuire’s of Rooskey has now become a very popular stop-off for local, passing traffic and tourists alike.

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‘Below Deck’ star Captain Sandy shares tale of surviving pirates at sea

Captain Sandy Yawn of Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” shared her tale of evading pirates at sea during an interview on FOX Business’ “Kennedy.”

The Fort Lauderdale native with more than three decades of yachting experience said it was “just a day in the life” when a super-yacht on its maiden voyage to the Gulf of Aden caught on fire and became surrounded by pirates. Being the “calm in the storm” during the life or death experience was important once the boat became inoperable and needed to be rescued by the U.S. Navy.

“Honestly, you know, when you have 13 souls on board that are looking to you to lead them, and you go, by the way, the pirates are on the way. Is a warship going to rescue us or the pirates? It’s very scary,” she explained. “It was a race between the two.” 

Captain Yawn on "Below Deck"

Captain Sandy Yawn  (Laurent Basset/Bravo / Getty Images)

The boat’s security, a member of the special forces, instructed Yawn to hide while he pretended to be captain in order to save their lives.  

“That’s where you have to listen to people who know better than you, right? Because he’s security. So at first, I was like, ‘No, I’m not going below deck,’ and then I was like, ‘okay,’ no pun intended. I went below deck.”

Yawn also discussed her new book “Be the Calm or Be the Storm” and lessons of self-leadership.

Captain Sandy discusses her new book “Be the Calm or Be the Storm” on FOX Business’ “Kennedy.” ((Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) / Getty Images)

“The reason I wrote the book is because I wanted people to see that someone can turn their life around and then end up in a job like mine that actually I really love what I do.” 


Leadership lessons and being on the show made it possible to write the book and tell the “real story behind Captain Sandy,” she continued.

“All my leadership lessons I learned through the self, the art of self-leadership, taking care of myself first, then I’m able to take care of others,” she said. 

When Kennedy asked whether she would rather navigate narcissists or rough seas Dawn replied; “The latter.” 

“Honestly, rough seas. You can navigate narcissism. It’s really difficult,” she said. “So I learned how to navigate in the ocean, in the sea, and then through life with people who are narcissists and who are not.” 


Dawn also explained how she balances her captain duties in life and on the hit show

“They respect me as a captain and I love that. It’s like if I say no, we don’t go. Total respect there. And I really I’m fascinated with logistics and the logistics of making the show and being on the show and the crew. Let’s just say there [is] a bit of work, you know what I mean? So that’s a hard one to navigate as well. At the same time, we’re taking all these people, the producers and the crew on board out to sea and just praying that we make it through.”


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Over 3,700 landslides in 7 years; experts question environment impact assessments | MorungExpress

New Delhi, January 14 (IANS) Amid the reports of major land subsidence in Joshimath in Uttarakhand causing massive damage, government data has disclosed that a total 3782 instances of major landslides occurred in various parts of the country between 2015 to 2022 which have impacted lives and infrastructure.

According to the Geological Survey of India, about 0.42 million sq km or 12.6 per cent of the land area, excluding snow covered area, is prone to landslide hazard in India. Out of this, 0.18 million sq km falls in North East Himalaya, including Darjeeling and Sikkim; 0.14 million sq km falls in North West Himalaya (Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir); 0.09 million sq km in Western Ghats and Konkan hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra) and 0.01 million sq km in the Eastern Ghats of Aruku area in Andhra Pradesh. The landslide-prone Himalayan terrain falls in the maximum earthquake-prone zones and also prone to earthquake-triggered landslides.

While the authorities talk about following proper procedures in setting up a project in vulnerable regions and also in carrying out post-disaster assessment, experts have time and again raised the issues of a lacklustre approach in dealing with such significant issues of environmental and ecological concern.

As per the government, from the post disaster investigations of the landslides it was revealed that the major trigger for landslides was unprecedented high rainfall. The other important geo-factors such as terrain character, slope forming material, geomorphology, land use or land cover in different terrain are the preparatory factors for initiation of landslides. Moreover, anthropogenic causes such as unprotected slope cuts, blocking of drainage etc have also been reported in many of the slides.

However, environmentalist Himanshu Thakkar, coordinator at South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People, pointed to flaws in the process of carrying out an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA). “There has been no proper assessment of a project’s impact on the environment and vulnerability of the area. Similarly, there is no proper system of assessment that how the project is going to perform in such cases of vulnerabilities. I have written on these issues to the concerned authorities, but, nothing substantial has happened.”

Similarly, we have failed in technical clearance. There should be cumulative impact assessment. “There is no concrete post disaster assessment even in case of major landslides. That, how it happened, how agencies performed and how it could be improved.such crucial exercises are not carried in proper manner, this did not happen properly even in major landslides of Kedarnath and Chamoli,” he added.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), landslides and avalanches are among the major hydro-geological hazards that affect large parts of India besides the Himalayas, the Northeastern hill ranges, the Western Ghats, the Nilgiris, the Eastern Ghats and the Vindhyas, in that order, covering about 15 % of the landmass.

Officials said that the Northeastern region is badly affected by landslide problems of a bewildering variety. Landslides in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal as also those in Sikkim, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh pose chronic problems, causing recurring economic losses worth billions of rupees. A different variety of landslides, characterized by a lateritic cap, pose a constant threat to the Western Ghats in the South, along the steep slopes overlooking the Konkan coast besides the Nilgiris, which is highly landslide prone.

According to government information, the Geological Survey of India in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS) under the National Environmental Research Council (NERC), UK funded, multi-consortium LANDSLIP project has developed a prototype regional Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) for India, and the same is currently being evaluated and tested by the GSI in two pilot areas in India at Darjeeling district, West Bengal and the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. A similar testing procedure has also been extended to Kalimpong district in West Bengal.

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Shinzo Abe assassination case: Suspect officially charged with murder by prosecutors in Japan

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Image Source : AP Shinzo Abe assassination case: Suspect officially charged with murder by prosecutors in Japan

Shinzo Abe assassination case: In the latest update to Shinzo Abe’s assassination case, the Japanese prosecutors formally charged the suspect with the murder of the former Prime Minister. According to media reports, Abe was shot dead by Tetsuya Yamagami with a homemade gun. The incident had taken in July 2022 when the former leader was making a campaign speech outside a railway station in Nara in western Japan.

Following the incident, Yamagami was sent to an Osaka detention facility for a nearly six-month mental evaluation, which ended on Tuesday, January 10. The Nara police has now once again taken Yamagami into custody.

Accused mentally fit to stand trial: Prosecutors

Meanwhile, citing the suspect’s mental evaluation results, prosecutors said he is fit enough to go through the trial. They further said that Yamagami has also been charged with violating a gun control law.

According to police, Yamagami told them that he killed Abe, one of Japan’s most influential and divisive politicians, because of Abe’s apparent links to a religious group that he hated.

ALSO READ: Shinzo Abe murder: Suspect says mother’s religion destroyed his life | Explained why

Why Yamagami killed Abe? 

In his statements and in social media postings attributed to him, Yamagami said he developed a grudge because his mother had made massive donations to the Unification Church that bankrupted his family and ruined his life.

India Tv - Tetsuya Yamagami, the alleged assassin of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, enters a police station in Nara.

Image Source : APTetsuya Yamagami, the alleged assassin of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, enters a police station in Nara.

Some Japanese have expressed sympathy for Yamagami, especially those who also suffered as children of followers of the South Korea-based Unification Church, which is known for pressuring adherents into making big donations and is considered a cult in Japan.

ALSO READ: PM attends State funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo | Watch

People request leniency for Yamagami

Thousands of people have signed a petition requesting leniency for Yamagami, and others have sent care packages to his relatives or the detention centre.

The investigation into the case has led to revelations of years of cozy ties between Abe’s governing Liberal Democratic Party and the church since Abe’s grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, helped the church take root in Japan in the 1960s over shared interests in conservative and anti-communist causes.

(With inputs from AP)

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Hannibal Arts Council dinner and music event is Feb. 9 | Music

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Arts Council will host a fundraising dinner and presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at 105 S. Main St.

Dinner+Music combines three great things: food for the body, music for the soul and funds for the arts. The event will include dinner — homemade soups, bread and desserts — with guests enjoying the singing and piano playing by Tyler Maul.

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Stimulus update: Deadline for New Jersey homeowners to apply for $1,500 program in 17 days | U.S. & World

New Jersey homeowners have until Jan. 31 to apply for a program that will give them up to $1,500 by May 2023.

The Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters program is accepting applications from New Jersey homeowners and renters until Jan. 31. The program will give homeowners $1,500 if their annual income is $150,000 or less and $1,000 if their annual income is over $150,000, according to the New Jersey Department of Taxation.


Renters will not receive nearly as much as New Jersey homeowners but can expect to receive a payment of $450 if they make $150,000 or less annually.

Homeowners will need both an ANCHOR ID and PIN to apply online or by phone at 877-658-2972.

The Division of Taxation recommended that renters apply online. There is no phone option for renters to use to apply for this program. They are also not given an ID or PIN.

Applicants for this program, regardless of if they are homeowners or renters, can also print an application from the internet and mail it in with any other documents required.


Residents who apply for this program will have their payments issued to them no later than May of this year. Payments will also not be given to recipients in the order that they were received.

Additional information regarding this program can be found online on the Division of Taxation’s website.

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