first_img Central Avenue at the south end of Ocean City in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.Dear Friends,Earlier this week, we marked the three year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. By appearances, Ocean City has returned to the family resort our residents and guests have come to know and love.  We have had three consecutive great summer seasons.  But there are still families who are working to lift their homes and navigate the funding mechanisms established after the storm.I think back to everyone who contributed time and effort to help their neighbors three years ago, and I ask that you all stay diligent to keep an eye out for the few families who are still working to return to normal.  I am so proud of our actions following the storm and don’t ever want to lose track of the great things our community did for one another.I’m happy to pass along good news recently reported by our Tax Assessor.  Ocean City has experienced a total of $165 million in added property assessments for the past 12 months ending October 1, 2015.  This is a positive sign to our local economy and is the direct result of all the new construction and renovation activity that has taken place in the past year.This marks the second year in a row of gains of more than $100 million in property assessments.  The increases in assessments are reflective of the City’s strong financial practices and a contributing factor in our excellent bond rating.It’s also a clear demonstration that property owners are continuing to invest in all that Ocean City has to offer.  Whether you’re a primary or secondary homeowner, Ocean City remains one of the most attractive destinations to live due to our reputation as a clean, safe and friendly town with a great school system, beautiful beaches, award-winning Boardwalk and Downtown areas, and a list of fun, family-oriented events that goes on and on throughout the year.A reminder that City-wide trick or treating will be held Saturday, October 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. We hope families enjoy this annual event, and offer a few safety tips that can be followed when Trick or Treating:Wear reflective clothingStay in large groupsYoung children should be accompanied by an adultObey the Pedestrian safety laws – It is dark and vehicle drivers may not see youCarry a flashlightCostumes should not restrict visibilityDo not open any candy until you get home and your parents inspect the itemsReport any suspicious person or activity to the police immediatelyI hope everyone enjoys the holiday and has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayor The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Oct. 30.last_img read more

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr People are emotional. We love to feel things (if you don’t think you’re emotional, just watch The Fox & The Hound). That’s why companies like Apple and Under Armour succeed in traditional advertising.Apple taps into our shared need to have the best and be the best; their 1984 commercial is still one of the most renowned because it connects with our desire to be our own instead of just followers. Their products are no longer necessarily the most high tech on the market, but they’re the only ones that make us feel elite and cutting edge.Under Armour taps into something every athlete experiences­: perseverance through long hours, and a lot of sweat. It’s not glamorous by any means, but it is relatable. It makes the consumer, “If I wear Under Armour, I can train until I’m the best.”These traditional campaigns miss something though – the ability to connect, not just relate. Social Media dissolves the fourth wall and allows the humanization of brands, which is a huge marketing opportunity.How can credit unions benefit from not just traditional advertising, but social ­­­­media as well? By nature, credit unions aren’t about the products and services they offer, as much as they are about helping their members and giving back. You aren’t just selling an auto loan, you’re granting someone transportation to a new job. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, April 16, 2014:•3:45 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 200 block N. C, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Dustin M. Helms, 31, Wellington and a fixed object/garage door owned by the city of Wellington.•9:48 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of drills by a known suspect in the 200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•On April 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., officers by a known owner took a report of an animal at large in the 1200 block Highland Court, Wellington.•12:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block E. 4th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by John F. Bush, 78, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Debra J. Pauly, Viola, Ks.•4:56 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8:12 p.m. Officers took a report of animal from a known owner at large in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.•8:57 p.m. John J. Noyes, 37, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County warrant for charges of disorderly conduct, criminal threat and battery.last_img read more

first_img– ‘Win-win-win’ –IOC president Thomas Bach said he was confident any remaining hurdles could be cleared.“We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners,” he said.“This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification.”Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter: “Happy that my friend @MayorofLA has made an important new step on an agreement that will have three winners: Paris, Los Angeles and the IOC #Paris2024”LA bid officials had scheduled a press conference for 5pm (0000 GMT) with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and bid chief Casey Wasserman about the bid.LA city council member Gil Cedillo had already tweeted “hashtag goes from #LA2024 to #LA2028”, and City Council president Herb Wesson was enthusiastic.“The City of Los Angeles is a proud and enthusiastic partner in this ‘win-win-win’ scenario,” he said.While local backing is seen as crucial to the success of any Games, the bid committee also singled out the support of US President Donald Trump as they try to bring the Games back to the United States.The USA last hosted the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 while the Winter Games were held in Salt Lake City in 2002.“Since his election, President Trump has been personally involved in helping to make LA’s bid a truly American bid and the White House Office of American Innovation and the US Senate and House of Representatives have been true partners throughout,” they said.“The USOC and Los Angeles bid team greatly appreciate their strong commitment to bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to the United States.”Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Los Angeles formally announced its intent to host the 2028 Summer Olympics on Monday after agreeing a deal with Games officials that paves the way for Paris to host in 2024.“The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced its intention for Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028 and its agreement with the Host City Contract 2028,” the LA bid committee said in a statement, confirming earlier comments from city officials.The deal, trumpeted as a “win-win-win” for Los Angeles, Paris and the IOC, will bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles for a third time, after the city staged the Games in 1984 and 1932.Los Angeles had been in a race with Paris for 2024, with the winner to be named by the IOC on September 13 in Lima.But the possibility that Los Angeles would abandon a 2024 bid and instead accept the 2028 Games has been growing since the IOC decided in July that in an unprecedented move it would attempt to award both Games at its Lima meeting.Paris had remained insistent on hosting in 2024, on the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1924 Olympics.LA bid officials, who had put forward a $5.3 billion bid for 2024, said Monday that an agreement had been reached with the IOC on financial considerations that would make waiting an extra four years feasible.“Under the terms of the Host City Contract 2028, the IOC will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organizing Committee in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports programs in the City of Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games,” their statement said.“The IOC contribution as stipulated by the HCC is $1.8 billion and has the potential to exceed $2 billion according to the evaluation of the LA bid committee when taking into account the estimated value of existing sponsor agreements to be renewed and potential new marketing deals.”The agreement must still be approved by the Los Angeles City Council and the United States Olympic Committee — both of which backed the 2024 bid.“The Los Angeles City Council and United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors will consider the agreement for approval in August,” the bid committee said.“If approved, the IOC, LA and Paris may enter a tripartite agreement, clearing the way for IOC Membership to simultaneously confirm the Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and the Olympic Games 2028 to Los Angeles at the next IOC session in Lima, Peru on September 13, 2017.”last_img read more

first_imgCaption: Mimi Rhodes (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Tags: Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes, World Junior Girls 10 Sep 2018 England trio target world girls’ title center_img Leading teenagers Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes and Caitlin Whitehead will represent England in this week’s World Junior Girls in Canada.They will take on the challenge of golfers from 17 other countries in the 72-hole championship, which starts tomorrow at Camelot Golf Club, Ottawa.The field includes 10 players who are ranked among the world’s top 100 women amateurs, with Lily May Humphreys among them.The 16-year-old from Stoke by Nayland, Essex, is currently ranked 45th in the world. Earlier this season she became one of England’s youngest-ever Curtis Cup players and she is the Scottish women’s open amateur champion. Last season she won English, British and European titles and scored her first victory in America. She has been picked for Team GB for next month’s Youth Olympics.Mimi Rhodes, 16, (Burnham and Berrow, Somerset) was in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals and was tied sixth individually in qualifying for the European girls’ team championship. She has been on form all season, reaching the last 16 in the British girls’ championship, taking fourth place in the English girls’ and challenging strongly in the English women’s open amateur.Caitlin Whitehead, 15, is on a winning streak, having captured the girls’ title at the European Young Masters and followed up with victory for Europe in the Asia Pacific Junior Championship in Hong Kong. There, she paired up with Finland’s Sakke Siltala to win the tem prize by eight shots and to also claim the individual girls’ prize. She was also in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement bhw8x8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Et86( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qxc3yWould you ever consider trying this?😱oCan your students do this? 🌚8pj6j7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli has undoubtedly one of the most formidable batsmen in the history of cricket, a nightmare for even the most elite of bowlers to face him on the 22 yards. However, Naseem Shah, a teenage bowler from Pakistan has openly stated as being fearless against the hard hitting batsman, and gets appraisal from his veteran teammate Faisal Iqbal, who believes the youngster can take the captain of Team India as his bunny!Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/ESPNcricinfoNaseem Shah, the 17 year old pacer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on his nascent days with the Pakistani squad, and has been gathering momentum in Test cricket. Recently in an interview with, the starlet spoke about playing against India, and facing Kohli on the pitch, whom he holds respect for but not fear.PakPassion’s Official Twitter handle shared the interview for the netizens, and Faisal Iqbal, veteran spinner and cricket coach took the opportunity to take a slight dig at the Indian skipper.Advertisement “With due respect to Virat as a great batsman I am sure our upcoming superstar fast bowler @iNaseemShah with genuine pace 🔥 and swing virat will be his bunny anytime! Looking forward to the future 🏏battle! 👍🏻😉#RespectForBoth🤗” Iqbal tweeted.Iqbal’s last international appearance for Pakistan dates back to 2010, in a Test against Australia, with a total of 26 appearances in the format. Now fallen out of favour from the squad, Iqbal has made his time in domestic cricket, reaching the final of the 2011 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, playing for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).“I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down. As for Virat Kohli, I respect him but don’t fear him,” Naseem had said in the interview.“It’s always a challenge to bowl to the best, but that’s where you have to raise your game. I look forward to playing against Virat Kohli and India whenever that chance comes.” the teenager added.The youngster made his international Test debut in November 2019 against Australia, and has earned four caps in the red ball format.His last appearance was in the One-off Test against Bangladesh in February, where he impressed with a total of five wickets across the two innings, and became the youngest Test bowler to secure a hat trick.“India versus Pakistan is always special and I have already been told that players can become heroes and villains in those matches,” Shah continued, “They are special matches as they happen so rarely and yes, I am looking forward to playing against India whenever that opportunity arises.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Who should open for the Indian Test team?Should Indian Super League start even as other leagues begin again? Advertisementlast_img read more