A Look Into the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and 2018’s Storm…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Hurricane Season 2018: By the numbersThere are four main causes of automobile body damage: negligence, fender benders, high-speed collisions, and weather. Weather damage can range from hail scratching and denting the body of the car to severe winds lifting up debris and smashing it into the vehicle.Unfortunately, major storms can do far more damage than just scratch up and dent vehicles — especially when hurricanes are involved.The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30th each year. Although 2017 was devastating in terms of financial, structural, and fatal damage that spanned incredible 10 major storms in a row that became hurricanes — a feat that hasn’t happened since the late 1800s — 2018’s Atlantic hurricane season was filled with plenty of destruction, as well.The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was the third consecutive above-average and damaging seasons, featured 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. These storms resulted in the loss of 154 lives and $33.27 billion.“A record seven named storms — Alberto, Beryl, Debby, Ernesto, Joyce, Leslie, and Oscar — were classified as subtropical at some point,” said a spokesperson for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The previous record of five subtropical storms occurred in 1969. A subtropical storm is a named storm that has tropical and non-tropical characteristics. All subtropical storms this season eventually transitioned into a tropical storm, with three (Beryl, Leslie, and Oscar) eventually becoming hurricanes.”Whether it’s a Category 1 storm or an intense Category 5 hurricane, these storms can cause all kinds of serious injuries. Thankfully, there are plenty of professional medical facilities across the country that can tend to hurricane-related injuries and provide immediate care at all times. In fact, 85% of urgent care centers are open seven days a week.The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, formally the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale, classifies tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical storms into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds. If a storm is nearby with powerful windspeeds, a storm warning or tropical storm warning is required.Here are the differences between the various hurricane categories according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale:Category 1 Hurricanes — Very dangerous winds producing some damage. Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roofs, shingles, siding, and gutters. Large tree branches will likely snap and entire shallowly rooted trees could topple over. Expensive damage to power lines will likely result in power outages lasting a few days. Windspeeds between 74 and 95 miles per hour.Category 2 Hurricanes — Extremely dangerous winds causing extensive damage. Well-constructed homes could sustain major roof and siding damage as a result of Cat 2 hurricanes. Additionally, shallowly rooted trees will likely snap or uproot and block roadways and cause power outages. Windspeeds between 96 and 110 miles per hour.Category 3 Hurricanes (major) — Cat 3 storms are major storms, leading to devastating damage. Strong homes could incur severe damage and even removal of roof decking and gable ends. There will likely be trees all around the area that have been uprooted, causing all kinds of traffic safety issues, as well as electricity and water problems. Windspeeds between 111 to 129 miles per hour.Category 4 Hurricanes (major) — Catastrophic damage will occur as a result of Cat 4 hurricanes. Entire roofs may be destroyed, as well as exterior walls. The majority of trees will be uprooted and spread across the area, causing all sorts of damage and power outages lasting weeks or months. Windspeeds between 130 and 156 miles per hour.Category 5 Hurricanes (major) — Cat 4 hurricanes will lead to catastrophe damage, destroying a high percentage of framed homes in the area to be destroyed, with total roof and wall collapses. Power outages will likely last for months and most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or even months. Windspeeds of 157 miles per hour or higher.Although the Atlantic hurricane season is officially over, there is always a chance of a major storm or hurricane developing and striking the United States. No matter where you live, make sure you are regularly monitoring local weather reports and are doing everything to remain safe in the wake of these weather disasters. TAGSHurricane Season 2018 Previous articleWhen to Take Down Your Christmas TreeNext articleBiggest Story of 2018: Nelson elected Mayor of Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Andries Bekker tells the little ones to settle down

first_imgWednesday Nov 21, 2007 Andries Bekker tells the little ones to settle down From earlier this year in the Super 14 game between the Stormers and the Hurricanes, giant 6ft8 lock Andries Bekker tells the overzealous Hurricanes outside backs David Smith and Cory Jane to calm down in his own delicate way.ADVERTISEMENTThis reminds me of those old wrestling matches where Andre the Giant would go up against two or more guys, and normally win.Bekker is the son of former Springbok Hennie Bekker who was apparently also freakish in size.An up and coming player, don’t be surprised to see more of his significant presence in the future. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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How do you ‘recycle’ a goat?

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement  213 total views,  1 views today  214 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 21 November 2003 | News Tagged with: Digital Trading Pictures & interviews availableChristian Aid is challenging young people across the UK to ‘recycle’ goats and help save the world!The charity is launching a new fundraising and education pack for young people to use in schools, youth and student groups. It’s called Goat for it! and it will be available from January 2004. The pack will introduce young people to the idea of sustainable development work and is based on successful ‘recycling’ goat projects that Christian Aid supports in many developing countries.The Goat for it! pack explores serious issues in a fun way. It includes loads of wacky fundraising ideas for different ages, including a ‘grow a goatee’ competition and a ‘goaty singathon’.Goat ‘recycling’ is ingenious and can save lives. Christian Aid supports organisations in countries across the world – from Bangladesh and Bolivia, to Kosovo and Rwanda – which loan goats to poor families. In return, these families give their first born goat back to the organisation so that it can be loaned onto someone else and the whole (re)cycle begins again.Six-year-old Najib and his four-year-old sister Washipa live in Bangladesh. Their family were desperate for a goat but couldn’t afford to buy one. Christian Aid was able to help out by lending them a goat. After a few months their goat had babies and so they could give one back to help someone else. What’s more Najib and Washipa’s family could keep all the other baby goats. Najib explained how it has changed his life: ‘We keep some goats for milk and sell some. So now there is always enough money for food.’Details of how to order the pack are available online at www.christianaid.org.uk/learn. Christian Aid’s kids site www.globalgang.org.uk explains the whole idea of ‘recycling’ goats through an entertaining online game called Go Goat, Go!Steve Leonard, the presenter of Vets in Practice, Vets in the Wild, and Steve Leonard’s Ultimate Killers is endorsing Christian Aid’s campaign. He said: ‘Through support from Christian Aid, goats are being loaned to some of the poorest people on earth who are using the milk and manure to make a real difference to their lives. And because goats have babies, loans can go on and on… and on!’Daniel Sinclair, Schools Programme Manager at Christian Aid, said: ‘It’s hard for young people in the UK to imagine what life’s like for people in some of the world’s poorest countries. We hope that the Goat for it! pack will capture young people’s imagination and motivate them to help save the world!’EndsNotes to Editors:1. The Goat for it! fundraising and education pack designed for teachers, students and youth leaders includes a variety of ideas for fundraising events and social gatherings based on the idea of ‘recycling’ goats. It’s aimed at primary school and secondary school age children. Full details of its content and how to obtain a pack are available at www.christianaid.org.uk/learn.2. Christian Aid is also launching Go Goat, Go! – an online game for kids at www.globalgang.org.uk/goats . The game is set in Kenya, in a small urban settlement, and is also based on the idea of ‘recycling’ goats. Players choose to be one of the children in the settlement and start with one goat which they have to feed and milk. The overall aim of the game is to grow vegetables with the manure from the goat to help feed yourself and the other children in the settlement. In time the goats will breed and the goat kids can be given to others in the community. So by looking after this one goat it can improve the lives of the owner and the wider community.3. Global Gang’s online educational games make learning fun. The website also features news stories from children in developing countries, which help kids in the UK and Republic of Ireland gain a unique insight into different cultures and lifestyles. Up-to-date video and audio clips mean that young surfers can see real-life situations for themselves. The site aims to encourage children to see themselves as active members of a global community and illustrates how, when it comes to poverty, there is no ‘us and them’ – we’re all part of one big Global Gang. It is for children aged approximately 8-12 and is run by Christian Aid.4. Christian Aid is an international development agency. It works with some of the poorest communities helping people irrespective of race, religion, culture or background, exposing the scandal of poverty and injustice. Christian Aid has nearly 600 partner organisations in over 55 countries worldwide and aims to make a difference in the following areas:* Food security – sustaining livelihoods, which includes work on issues to do with land, water, trade, the environment and emergency relief.* Health – ensuring access to basic health care, with particular emphasis on issues around HIV/AIDS.* Human rights – supporting poor communities to assert their civil, social, political and cultural rights.* Peace building and reconciliation – helping communities to overcome the devastating effects of conflict.For further information and images contact Kati Dshedshorov on 020 7523 2452 or send an email to [email protected] interviews with Steve Leonard please contact John McKie on 020 7523 2417 or send an email to [email protected] .November 2003PR 03/43 How do you ‘recycle’ a goat? About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Cities May Sue Banks Over Foreclosure, Industry Reacts

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Cities May Sue Banks Over Foreclosure, Industry Reacts  Print This Post Cities May Sue Banks Over Foreclosure, Industry Reacts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. In a 5-3 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that cities can sue banks over lost tax revenue on foreclosed properties from urban blight. Law360 reported that Miami has the standing to sue Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. under the Fair Housing Act, stating that the banks’ discriminatory and predatory lending practices led to a major shortfall in city tax revenues.The final ruling is not up to the high court, however, as the Supreme court sent the case back to the Eleventh District, in order to determine whether the banks’ lending practices were “proximate cause” for the damages. Law360 reported that all eight justices rejected the probable cause argument.“The ruling is clearly a concern for lenders who believed cities did not have sufficient standing in order to assert claims that are more appropriate to be brought by the ultimate aggrieved parties, which should be the borrowers, assuming of course the allegations are true,” said Shaun K. Ramey, Shareholder, Sirote and Permutt, P.C. “That being said, although the Court granted cities the right to file suit, they set a high bar for proving proximate causation so the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision may not be as broad as it appears at first blush.”The Court found that the city’s claims fell within the “zone of interests” established by the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which means that Bank of America and Wells Fargo’s practices had led to decreases in tax revenue and increased costs for maintaining foreclosed properties.“The city will be required to show that the claimed damages were ‘proximately caused’ by the violation of the FHA,” said Roy A. Diaz, Managing Shareholder, SHD Legal Group. “The Court recognizes that Congress did not intend the FHA to provide a remedy for ‘ripples of harm’ that may flow from a violation of the FHA. The majority establishes that the FHA requires some direct relation between the injury asserted and the conduct alleged.”Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, saying that the FHA does not allow for expanded claims.“Nothing in the text of the FHA suggests that Congress was concerned about decreased property values, foreclosures, and urban blight, much less about strains on municipal budgets that might follow,” said Justice Thomas.The banks will not be held liable until the Eleventh Circuit can determine whether the bank’s actions have caused the foreclosures.”The Eleventh Circuit grounded its decision on the theory that proximate cause under the FHA is ‘based on foreseeability’ alone. We therefore lack the benefit of its judgment on how the contrary principles we have just stated apply to the FHA. Nor has any other court of appeals weighed in on the issue,” the majority opinion said. Foreclosure Miami Supreme Court 2017-05-01 Seth Welborn Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Miami Supreme Court Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Portfolio Sees Monthly Jump Next: Mnuchin: ‘I’m Committed to Housing Reform’ Share Save May 1, 2017 1,617 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Ganga Sagar Mela Amid COVID-Inform Pilgrims That For Their Own Good They Should Stay Away From The Ganges Water: Calcutta High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesGanga Sagar Mela Amid COVID-Inform Pilgrims That For Their Own Good They Should Stay Away From The Ganges Water: Calcutta High Court Sparsh Upadhyay8 Jan 2021 7:19 AMShare This – xAfter cautioning the Government against holding of Ganga Sagar Mela in the wake of COVID Pandemic, the Calcutta High Court on Friday (08th January) said, “The administration will ensure that there is wide spread publicity over microphone and otherwise, informing the pilgrims that it is for their own good that they should stay away from the Ganges water.” The Bench of Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAfter cautioning the Government against holding of Ganga Sagar Mela in the wake of COVID Pandemic, the Calcutta High Court on Friday (08th January) said, “The administration will ensure that there is wide spread publicity over microphone and otherwise, informing the pilgrims that it is for their own good that they should stay away from the Ganges water.” The Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee was hearing a PIL filed by one Ajay Kumar De related to the issues affecting health, safety and welfare matters in relation to Ganga Sagar Mela 2021 to be held soon. [NOTE: Every year on Makar Sankranti, lakhs of Hindus flock the Sagar Island in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district to take the holy dip and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni temple.] Yesterday, while hearing the matter, the Court had asked the State Government to indicate measures regarding the imposition of restrictions and enforcement of social distancing norms as well as use of mask and due sanitization in terms of COVID management protocols ought to be clearly spelt out on behalf of the State Government in such report in the form of affidavit. Report filed by the State The Director of Health Services, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, placed a report delineating the various arrangements that have been made; are being made and are in the contemplation of the appropriate authorities to be made in furtherance of larger public interest (list not exhaustive). It shall be ensured that all persons and pilgrims, including sadhus, sanyasis and citizens coming from other states to the Ganga Sagar Mela ground, its immediate precincts and officers, Police Personnel, Medical Personnel, Volunteers associated with Mela mandatorily use face masks, maintain physical distancing and use sanitizers. Sufficient amount and quantity of face masks and hand sanitizers would be made available for distribution to those not having masks and sanitizers. E-Snan (e-bathing) through door step delivery of packaged holy water would be made to those who intend to have so and arrangements are also being made for online broadcasting (e-darshan)of Ganga Sagar Mela. Pilgrims and others reaching the Ganga Sagar Mela would be encouraged through the public address system to opt for E-Snan instead of having a dip in the holy water.Medical Screening Camps having thermal checking facilities at all the major entry points including railway stations Howrah and Sealdah, 13 Rapid Antigen Testing Centres, 5 RTPCR testing facilities, 8 Safe Homes (615 beds), 11 Quarantine Centres (645 beds), 5 SARI isolation centres (116 beds), 7 Covid Hospitals (600 beds) and 6 wellness centres (203 beds) have been set up for the pilgrims. More than 2500 health officials and health workers will be deployed for handling the situation. Court’s Observations The Court was primarily satisfied with the administrative arrangement and the policing arrangements for crowd management and for dissemination of information as to the protective steps to be taken by the visiting pilgrims in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The Court, while emphasizing that wide publicity be given to pilgrims “to stay away from the Ganges Water” and directing that the process should start immediately, said, “It cannot be overemphasized that a dip in the water may contaminate the water if the person concerned has infection within him/her and it does not matter how long that person stays in the water. A dip for a second may be enough to cause the damage that is apprehended.” “What is important is that the administration should keep all persons concerned informed about the danger to which they may expose themselves if they enter the water”, said the Court. The Court also said that all the protective and precautionary measures referred to in the report of the DHS “should also be implemented at all places in and around Kolkata and anywhere else in the State of West Bengal where people are congregating en route to the Gangasagar.” Further, the Court advised the State that it could consider, in larger public interest, to give such incentive as it may decide, to pilgrims who opt for e-snan rather than actual physical dip in the water. The Court also appreciated the efforts put in by the State Government during Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Chhath Puja, to control the situation admirably thereby perhaps averting a possible disaster in the form of spiking up of COVID-19 cases. Lastly, the Court said, “We have no doubt that in so far as the Ganga sagar Mela is concerned, the State machinery shall also rise to the occasion and ensure that the festival is conducted in such a manner that there is no spread of the disease.” The matter has been posted for further hearing on January 13, 2021 and on that date the State Government through the Chief Secretary, has been directed to file a further report in the form of affidavit regarding all arrangements made till then. Case title – Ajay Kumar De Vs. The State of West Bengal & Ors. [WPA (P) 23 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic During the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, AB Joshua Ruff, HMS Echo’s swimmer of the watch, is recovered after recovering some debris from the water. No objects recovered by the survey ship have to date been found to come from the missing Malaysian airliner.The Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Echo and nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless, are searching areas of the Indian Ocean to find objects of missing MH370 plane.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 9, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: search View post tag: Royal View post tag: Mission Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission center_img View post tag: Navy April 9, 2014 View post tag: MH370 Share this article View post tag: Swimmer Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Missionlast_img read more

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Royal Navy tanker retires after 40 years of service

first_img View post tag: RFA Royal Navy tanker retires after 40 years of service Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Gold Rover was officially decommissioned in a March 6 ceremony at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, after over 40 years of service.Commander Naval Operations Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant and the Head of the RFA Cdre Duncan Lamb joined former COs of the tanker for a service of thanksgiving led by the RFA’s chaplain, the Rev Mike Hills, celebrating 43 years of work around the globe.Rear Admiral Tarrant said that like the rest of her class, Gold Rover had been “small, simple and effective.”He continued: “Her departure heralds the end of an era as she represents the last of her class; a class, which has given a significant contribution to the Naval Service.“Gold Rover has proven herself a capable and versatile asset who will be sorely missed by the Royal Navy and the numerous people’s lives she positively affected.”The ship was ordered in November 1971, launched 16 months later and raised the Blue Ensign for the first time on March 22, 1974.Nearly 43 years to the day, the ensign was lowered for the last time as night fell on Portsmouth Naval Base.The Rovers were renowned for their reliability – one reason why Black and Gold Rovers both served more than 40 years, while Blue Rover continues to serve the Portuguese Navy, and the oldest, Green Rover, still flies the Malaysian flag as KRI Arun… 48 years after first pumping fuel into the tanks of a British warship.“The Rovers were built on sound, simple commercial design principles,” explained Capt Nick Pilling RFA, Gold Rover’s chief engineer on her final voyage.“Their reliability can be attributed to a strong simple straightforward design of equipment and purpose, maintained by professional seagoing personnel, well supported by a focused RFA and commercial shore team with a wealth of operational experience at sea.” View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities View post tag: RFA Gold Rover Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy tanker retires after 40 years of service Share this article March 8, 2017last_img read more

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YESTERYEAR: Ross Theater

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Ross TheaterThe Ross Theater is pictured here in 1993, shortly before it was razed. Debuting with fanfare on Christmas Day in 1949, its construction was prompted by the opening of Ross Center, an adjacent strip mall on Washington Avenue just east of Boeke Road. The plush theater opened with fanfare, featuring a marble foyer, colorful tapestry walls, a curved screen, and even free bottle warmers in the crying room. By the end of its run, the theater had become a bargain-priced movie house, but the original marquee, illuminated by a thousand light bulbs and neon tubing, remained intact.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS” posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional seat who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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What to Do in Ocean City, NJ: August 23 to Sept. 1

first_imgThe King and Queen of Plop Contest is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, on the beach next to the Ocean City Music Pier.SATURDAY, AUGUST 23Summer Book Sale in the Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Friday, 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.“Once on This Island”: The high school students of the Ocean City Theatre Company will present the musical “Once on This Island.” This highly original adaptation of the “Little Mermaid” won eight Tony nominations during its Broadway run. Show is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $15. Call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTCharacter Nights (6 p.m.)  On the Ocean City Boardwalk.  Boardwalk mascots will sign autographs in front of the Music Pier. Come join the fun and meet all the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants’ Mascots. Sponsored by Manco and Manco’s Pizza and Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.SUNDAY, AUGUST 24The Ocean City Pops presents Classical Pops: The Ocean City Pops orchestra performs 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. The full orchestra shines in Rachmaninoff’s lush and romantic second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky favorites. The brilliant young pianist, Yang Bao, performs this crowd favorite. Tickets $15/10 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice  or call (609) 525-9248. EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTFuntastic Tuesdays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Mummers Night  (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), sponsored by Shrivers, Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise.Beach Walks: Tickets may be purchased on-site, adults for $1 and children for 50 cents; South End at 9 a.m. at the 59th Street and Central Avenue entrance to Corson’s Island State Park; North End at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway)‘Frozen’ Sing-Along: Join Queen Elsa and other characters in singing “Let It Go” and other favorites from the Disney movie. See moreTUESDAY, AUGUST 26Ocean City Pops Orchestra plays Mozart: The Ocean City Pops Orchestra plays Mozart, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace featuring the all-time favorites of this great composer. Tickets are $15/$10, call (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTFarmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 10) On the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue) every Wednesday, produce vendors as well as crafters will also gather to display their goods.Beach Walks: Tickets may be purchased on-site, adults for $1 and children for 50 cents; South End at 6:30 p.m. at the 59th Street and Central Avenue entrance to Corson’s Island State Park; North End at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27Ocean City Pops Orchestra with Diane Schuur:  The Pops presents two-time Grammy Award Winner-Pops and Jazz Singer Diane Schuur plus saxophonist, Andrew Neu, 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Ms. Schuur has consistently scored number one billboard hits. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at Music Pier Box Office (609) 525-9248 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.Under the Sea Masquerade: The Betsy Young Memorial Fund presents “The Under the Sea Masquerade” from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pavilion at Boardwalk Adventures, Plymouth Place and Boardwalk. Event includes buffet dinner, dancing, live DJ, raffles, prizes and more. Tickets are $25, RSVP at (609) 233-9020 or purchase at door. Betsy Young was a popular Ocean City Intermediate School teacher who died of Cancer. Funds from event benefit the Ocean City High School Scholarship Fund. Dress to impress, event is semi-formal, masks are encouraged.EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTMarket Days (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Family Nights (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), musical and family entertainment at different blocks on the boardwalk sponsored by: Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf and Congo FallsInn to Inn Tours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m) Commencing at 7th Street and Central Avenue, an old-fashioned trolley winds its way through center city neighborhoods for an intimate visit to four or five bed and breakfasts. Afternoon refreshments are offered at the conclusion of the tours.“Hands on History” at the Ocean City Historical Museum: Free program for children at 1 p.m. every Thursday includes hands-on activities related to various topics on Ocean City history. See more MONDAY, SEPT. 1Labor Day 5-Mile Run:  The Ocean City Labor Day Race, a 5-mile beach run, 1-mile fun run/walk. Pre-registration$20 and $25 day of race. $10 for14 years and under.  Call (609) 525-9317 or www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook SUNDAY, AUGUST 31The Ocean City Pops presents the Broadway show SWING with the Ocean City Theatre Company 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets $30/$25, call the Box Office (609) 525-9248 or access www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. This show is repeated Sept. 2nd and 5th at the Music Pier.center_img THURSDAY, AUGUST 28History and Restoration of the Crown Bank Building: Free lecture at the Ocean City Historical Museum starts at 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUGUST 29King and Queen of Plop: Ocean City presents its unique competition, also known as the Miss Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy Contest. The event is held at 11 a.m. on the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions are awarded the King and Queen of Plop Trophies. Runners–up receive ribbons. Entry is free. There will be a special performance by the world’s only Wind Chimes Band. Trash Buster, the Canned Crusader and City’s environmental symbol, will demonstrate slow motion plopping techniques to contestants. He will also sing his theme song “Stand By Your Can” and recite the Contest’s Proper Plopping Poem. Santa Claus will travel from the North Pole to enjoy the warm weather and to plop. Suzanne Muldowney, aka Shelley the Mermaid, will plop by the sea. The event will be concluded with a mass plopping by all contestants. For information, call, (609) 525-9300.last_img read more

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first_imgKluman & Balter (Waltham Cross, Herts) says it provides bakers with a full range of ingredients to produce imaginative Easter goods, from hot cross buns to simnel cakes, rabbit-shaped cakes and individually decorated fairy cakes.“It’s an opportunity for bakers to go to town on their displays with scope for bright colours and decorations,” says trading director Danny Kluman. “But they need a huge variety of ingredients.”last_img

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