Ocean City Holds Bike Auction July 15

first_imgThe auction, shown here in 2019, will feature an array of bikes unclaimed or abandoned in Ocean City. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) Ocean City will hold its annual bicycle auction 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 15, at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road, off Tennessee Avenue.The Ocean City Police Department lets anyone bid on used bikes that have been deemed by police to be abandoned or unclaimed. Approximately 115 bicycles and other surplus items will be for sale.In a typical auction, successful bids range from $1 to $350. The event provides an opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost.Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m., and a driver’s license, passport or valid ID is required to register. Face coverings and social distancing will be required for the entirety of the event.All items are sold “as is/where is” with no warranties implied or offered. Accepted forms of payment are bank checks with ID, traveler’s checks and cash. No credit cards will be accepted. Rain date is Thursday, July 16.For further auction information, call 609-525-9356 Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.See More Auction Information and ProceduresTo help expedite registration and to maintain social distancing, please complete the following form, if you plan to bid at the auction: https://form.jotform.com/62915358846165last_img read more

Video: Barcelona warm up for El Clasico meeting with Ajax win

first_imgBarcelona warmed up for Saturday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid with a comfortable Champions League win against Dutch title holders Ajax.In-form Neymar scored his seventh goal in his last five Barca appearances to put the Spanish leaders ahead, before Lionel Messi converted Andres Iniesta’s accurate pass to double the tally.With this weekend’s trip to the Bernabeu in mind, Luis Enrique withdrew Neymar, Messi and Andres Iniesta in the second half as Barca began to relax.That allowed Ajax to nick a late consolation through teenage forward Anwar El Ghazi, before Barca’s own young substitute Sandro Ramirez, who replaced Neymar, killed off any hope of a dramatic Dutch comeback.Messi’s strike put him within two of Spanish striker Raul, who is the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 71 goals.But the Argentina captain missed several other chances to move even closer to the Real Madrid legend as Barcelona dominated a poor Ajax side. The Dutch champions offered little threat against the Catalans who are top of the Spanish league after eight matches under new boss Enrique.Messi and Neymar posed danger throughout as Ajax, who had taken two points from their opening two Group F matches, were pinned back in their own half.It was an unhappy return for Ajax coach Frank de Boer, who played alongside Enrique at the Nou Camp between 1999 and 2003.His side are now four points adrift of second-placed Barcelona, who bounced back from their 3-2 defeat at Paris St-Germain.The French champions lead the group at the halfway stage after netting a late 1-0 win at Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia.last_img read more

Colts Neck Introduces New Mayor, J.P. Bartolomeo

first_imgBy John Sorce |COLTS NECK – A standing-room crowd of about 200 friends, family and community members packed the Colts Neck Court House as the township’s governing body held its 2018 reorganization meeting on Saturday afternoon.Five new members were sworn into office, including J.P. Bartolomeo, who was introduced as the town’s new mayor.Bartolomeo will also be joined by Deputy Mayor Thomas Orgo, who was also re-elected as a committeeman. Also sworn in as committeemen on Jan. 6 were Frank Rizzuto and Michael Viola.“Ever since I moved my family to Colts Neck in 2008, I truly fell in love with the town,” Bartolomeo said. “It’s beautiful, it’s green, it’s open, it’s not overpopulated and honestly, it’s the true American dream.”Formerly of Bayonne, Bartolomeo said he wants to see Colts Neck residents getting to know each other better.“In Bayonne, when you sneeze, the person next door says God bless you,” Bartolomeo said as the crowd chuckled.He stated that while Colts Neck does not have a town center, the court house, which residents have dubbed “the core site,” was recently given a facelift and looks great. As a result, more people in the community are spending time outdoors at the town hall.They have installed a walking path thanks to an open space grant from the county freeholders. Last year, Mayor Russell Macnow made progress on road improvement projects and, with the help of generous donors, embarked on a multipurpose field project.This year, Bartolomeo mentioned he would like to direct tax dollars towards the Department of Public Works, referencing the department is in need of help and will work with fellow committeemen to spend tax dollars there.Another project Bartolomeo said he hopes to start as mayor is the Colts Neck Cohesion Initiative. “This goes back to the way I felt when I first got here,” Bartolomeo said. “I just didn’t know a lot of people. And unless you are involved with sports that your children play, it is difficult in town to meet someone because a lot of times, you just don’t know who your neighbors are next to you.”Bartolomeo also went on record in saying that at least one of the following events will happen in Colts Neck this year: Music in the Park on a Friday evening, in which residents are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket, their family, bicycles, and pets; Movie in the Park, which would be similar to Music in the Park; and an inaugural 5K called “The Barthouse 5K,” which will not be for fundraising, but rather a Colts Neck sponsored event for the people of Colts Neck.One more initiative Bartolomeo discussed was the Colts Neck Country Weekend, which he described as “Frosty’s Country Christmas at Montrose School.“I would like to have all the windows painted before this happens so we can award our window painter at the tree lighting with Santa Claus, and we’re going to get him here in a different mode of transportation.“These are just some of the initiatives that I want to deploy,” Bartolomeo continued. “I’m always open to suggestions. I believe this is a phenomenal town that does not need to change. It does need to evolve, and that’s why we’re doing these DPW projects. However, instead of walking past someone and putting your head down, I’d rather you walk passed someone and say hello.”This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Rough third quarter comes back to haunt Bombers as David Thompson wins Kootenay hoop crown 41-37

first_imgA third-quarter lapse cost the L.V. Rogers Bombers a shot at a provincial berth.David Thompson Lakers out scored the Bombers 15-1 in the third quarter en route to a 41-37 victory in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Creston.The Third quarter was dominated by David Thompson,” Bomber head coach Val Gibson said. “They won that quarter 15-1.” “The Bombers came on to win the fourth quarter by a score of 14 to 5, but, unfortunately, it was too late,” Gibson, assisted throughout the season by former LVR star Sarah Fuhr, added.Senior forward Samantha Einarson had nine points to lead the Bombers while Grade 11 point guard Kyley Mirva added seven.David Thompson earned the right to attend the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships in Kamloops next month.However, The Nelson Daily has learned the Lakers will forfeit the berth meaning the Kootenay will not have representation in the 16-team provincial tournament.Grand Forks Wolves represented the Kootenays in 2011 while LVR won the zone title in 2010.The Bombers opened the three-team tourney by pounding Prince Charles Comets 74-39.Jayden Roch led the Bomber attack with 18 points while Einarson and Mirva chipped in with 16 and 12 points, respectively.last_img read more

Short-Term Flings at Saturn’s Rings

first_imgThe Saturn system is assumed to be 4.5 billion years old like the rest of the solar system.  What mean the delicate dances of ring particles that have been observed by Cassini lately?  One would think moons and particles had pretty much settled into a stable old age by now, but no: some things change on a daily basis, and Cassini’s cameras are catching the action.  The question is, how long can this go on?  Is the dance marathon at Saturn setting new records?    A Cassini press release shows gouges in the narrow F-ring that scientists say are evidence of a collision.  And just a couple of days earlier, another Cassini press release published pictures of delicate ring arcs among two of Saturn’s small moons, Anthe and Methone.  “This is further evidence that most of the planet’s small, inner moons orbit within partial or complete rings,” the article says.  Are they exceptions to a rule of stability and senescence?  No again; “The intricate relationships between these ring arcs and the moons are just one of many such mechanisms that exist in the Saturn system.”Update 09/18/2008: Another Cassini press release shows the G-ring arc rounding the ansa.  The article describes the destructive processes at work: “Micrometeoroids collide with the large particles, releasing smaller, dust-sized particles that brighten the arc.  The plasma in the giant planet’s magnetic field sweeps through this arc continually, dragging out the fine particles and creating the G ring.”Notice how rarely the scientists ever address the age question.  It seems hard to believe that interactions this delicate and dynamic could persist for billions of years.  Before spacecraft got there, scientists expected things to be simple and stable and old.  Things like ring arcs, thousands of ringlets, ring spokes and ring collisions caught them by complete surprise.  Why are they silent on the question about whether such phenomena could last that long?  As with biological evolution, the answers are worded as vague promissory notes: “Understanding these interactions and learning about their origins can help us to make sense of what we are seeing in the Cassini images.”  They need help, all right, especially with sense.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

17737: Your hotline to the President

first_img15 September 2009South Africans can now dial 17737 (toll-free from a landline) to get through to a call centre at the President’s office with questions or gripes about government service delivery. Some callers may even find themselves speaking to Jacob Zuma himself!Callers will have the option of being helped in a variety of languages, and calls will be recorded and logged for quality, tracking and monitoring purposes. A call log will help the Presidency monitor turnaround times and gather information – to tell them, for example, which government department receives the most complaints.The R4-million service is operational between 7.30am and 10pm, and has 21 well-informed hotline agents, backed up by 43 public liaison officers, dedicated to answering inquiries.Each government department and each province has assigned a public liaison officer to help handle inquiries that cannot be solved by the Presidency alone.Speaking to ZumaAnd some callers may be lucky enough to speak to the President himself. Zuma will have a direct link to an online platform where he can take calls directly, depending on his schedule and when he is in his office at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.Zuma announced in his State of the Nation Address earlier this year that he intended setting up a public liaison unit, which would include a toll-free hotline to handle public inquiries, as part of the efforts to move towards a “more interactive government”.Deputy director-general in the Presidency Vusi Mona said Zuma had attached a lot of importance to handling each inquiry like it was the only one, and following it through all channels until it received the attention it deserved. “This project is very close to the heart of the President. It’s one of his pet projects,” he said.Mona said the hotline would become a key service delivery improvement instrument and monitoring and evaluation tool, which was of importance to the new administration.“The President has indicated that this is not a public relations exercise, but forms part of the government’s attempts to change the way it operates.”Zuma’s word of adviceZuma visited the centre on its first day of operation, 14 September, to offer a word of advice to the call centre agents.“You may receive calls from very angry people, who would have been provoked by your colleagues from other departments,” Zuma said. “Remain calm, patient and be humane and human. You will solve a lot of problems if you remain human and avoid being technical.”Zuma added that part of the call centre agent’s job was to improve the government’s image. “We want people to be able to tell us what their problems are with service delivery, so that we can assist directly.”He urged the staff to work together to eradicate the stigma that makes people think anything from the government is bad or is of inferior quality.“You are the frontline of government communications and citizen care and support,” Zuma said. “Smile when you take those calls, as people can feel your mood wherever they are.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Hyundai Elantra TVC introduces ‘big’ small car

first_imgThe Hyundai Motors has reportedly used the idea of a Russian doll to introduce its new Elantra, the small car with big car features.The ad involves designing, engineering and animating 18 mechanical arms to transform a ceiling decoration into robotic apparatus. The campaign launches with a 45-second TV ad, with online, print and point of sale running in support.Hyundai’s marketing director, Oliver Mann, told a website that “The Elantra is the latest new model to be unveiled by Hyundai, and maintains the brand’s reputation for groundbreaking car design, matched by groundbreaking communications.””The new TV spot uses state of the art CGI to convey that Elantra incorporates big car thinking and design in a beautifully compact shell,” he added.It may be noted Hyundai Motors has last month expressed apprension over achieving its sales target for this year on account of higher petrol prices and increased cost of borrowings.Hyundai Motor India marketing and sales director, Arvind Saxena, has said, “In the beginning of the year, we had forecast a 6-7 per cent sales growth. That may be difficult to achieve now.”Saxena said because of cheaper diesel price compared to petrol, customers are preferring diesel cars, adding that diesel models currently comprise 28 per cent of Hyundai’s overall vehicles sales.Hyundai sold 6,16,039 cars and sport-utility vehicles in the previous year. Though the company’s domestic sales were up 4.8 per cent in 2011, which stood at 3,73,709 units, its outbound shipments dropped 1.9 per cent to 2,42,330 units.As to the proposed move to hike duty on diesel cars, Saxena said it would not help the government to augment the revenue collection.advertisementWith Agency inputslast_img read more

Open’s Training Camp A Success

first_imgWith just over six months until the 2011 World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland, the camp was a good opportunity for all three squads to train together.Touch Football Australia’s Director of High Performance, Cathy Gray, was pleased with the way the weekend went, saying that the camp was very beneficial. “It was great having the three squads altogether, they said it was actually a very good vibe and we also invited a few of the young ones to fill in in the Women’s squad so I think that’s a plus because our program is just one group so they can fit in and have a run and see what it is like,” Gray said. “It was quite valuable to look at the fine tuning and who the next cull or taking some of the players to reduce it again and seeing how they go. They were all very focused and it was just what we needed before we go to the next stage.”The actual teams won’t be chosen until after the Elite Eight in March, but the camp gave the coaches the chance to work on their World Cup preparations. “The coaches, they’ve got their squads down to 19 or 20 so it’s now just looking at positions and now we’ve got an idea of who is actually committed to World Cup, so that was our first thing from the big squad. So they know who they are actually looking at and just sort of getting an idea of the positions. The Mixed have got to work out what their balance is going to be, are they taking 10 males and six females or what they are actually going to do and the positions. I think it’s just also to see who fits in the positions, your game plans, your skills, so it’s that next level. So you are training them really for World Cup and their moves and how they are going to play the game,” Gray said. Gray says she is happy with the weekend and the way the squads are progressing.“It was really good. Everything went really well, I think there is a really good professional culture now, players know what we expect and there are just minor things to iron out but all of these things just keep getting better and better.”last_img read more

Alabama Football: Here’s Video Of Nick Saban’s Daughter Dancing As The Alabama Mascot At Her Wedding

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday night, Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which, of course, is the ultimate dream for any Crimson Tide fan. The wedding was complete with a rendition of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and a number of other Alabama-themed activities for guests. But one takes the cake.Kristen Saban and her new husband, Adam Setas, danced with Alabama mascot heads. Yep, Saban danced with the Big Al headpiece on at her wedding. There was more than one, too. Check it out:Weird? A little. But if you’re going to go full Alabama at your wedding, this is how to do it.last_img read more

NYS Rebrands Summer Employment Programme

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