Ocean City “Summer Youth Crew Camps” July 14 – August 14

first_imgFollow us on Facebook!Follow our Tweets! By Donna OvesOcean City High School Crew Boosters is once again hosting their annual “Summer Youth Crew Camps” in July and August. Youth Crew Camp is for kids 12 to 14 years old who are interested in learning to row. Head Coach Michael Millar says, “For most of our crew campers, it’s their first experience around the crew boats. Our summer camp program gives them a taste of what the sport of rowing is all about in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. ”Photo Credit: Mario JapzonThe OCHS Crew team has a lot to offer the young campers. The team is coming off a stellar spring season, winning medals at the Atlantic County Championships, the Garden State Regatta, Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury Regatta, and Nationals. OCHS boys varsity 8+, boys second 8+, girls lightweight 8+ and the girls freshman 8+ were named Press of Atlantic City “All-Star Boats of the Year” for 2017. Our Coach Ian Tapp was named Coach of the Year for 2017 by the Press of Atlantic City. Last year’s winner was also one of our coaches, Head Coach Michael Millar.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonOCHS Crew team’s coaches will teach the campers the basics of rowing. OCHS crew team student volunteers will be on-hand as well to assist the coaches. Registration is open now.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonSessions are as follows:Session 1: July 17 to 20, 5-7:30pm (make-up date July 21)Session 2: July 24 to 27, 5-7:30pm (make-up date July 28)Session 3: July 31 to Aug. 3, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 4)Session 4: Aug. 7 to 10, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 11)Championship Regatta: Aug. 14, 5-7:30pm (make-up date Aug. 15)Photo Credit: Mario JapzonThe cost is $200 per session. Families registering a second child will be discounted to $150 for that rower. If a child is signed up for a third week, the fee is $150.00. If a child registers for all four camps, the fourth week is free. Each rower will receive a camp t-shirt and an invitation to the camp’s Championship Regatta, where dinner will be served.Rowers should come wearing close-fitting shorts and t-shirt, water bottle, socks and slides.All rowers must sign an insurance waiver on US Rowing or you will not be able to row.Go to www.usrowing.org. Click on ABOUT. Click on Waivers. OCHS School Code is SL6NH.If thunderstorms develop during a camp session, parents will be contacted to come pick uptheir child early. Please be sure to leave a contact number where you can be reached.Photo Credit: Mario JapzonFor more information, contact Gretchen Wiley at: [email protected] or Head CoachMike Millar at [email protected] Photo Credit: Mario Japzoncenter_img Learn to Row Day is for Boys and Girls from age 12 up. last_img read more

Watch Full Video Of Buckethead’s First Performance Since 2012

first_imgBeloved guitarist Buckethead recently revealed plans for his first major tour in four years, which kicked off just a few weeks ago at the Granada Theater in Lawrence, KS. The virtuosic guitarist has been quite active during his touring hiatus, releasing a steady stream of 224 albums (!) throughout the “down time.”As Buckethead’s tour rages through the Northeast this weekend, we wanted to celebrate by sharing this excellent video from his first performance back in action. Taken from April 15th, the show features Buckethead opening with “I Love My Parents” and “Jowls,” and even working “Mr. Sandman” and “Pure Imagination” into his performance. Closing out with “Soothsayer,” it’s great to see the famed guitarist in action!Watch the full video below, courtesy of westofeight:Setlist: Buckethead at Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS – 4/15/160:40 – I Love My Parents1:40 – Jowls6:00 – Gory Head Stump12:29 – Meta Matic18:33 – Lebrontron23:23 – Binge & Grab29:17 – Ghost34:35 – Computer Master37:50 – Crash Victim39:37 – Siege Engine45:15 – Botnus53:01 – Hog Bitch Stomp55:10 – Mr. Sandman55:54 – Pure Imagination57:53 – Jordan1:01:44 – Scraps1:04:41 – Revenge of the Doubleman1:15:30 – Well, Well, Well1:19:10 – Nottingham Lace solo1:23:49 – Haunted Mansion/Can I Have A Ride1:26:00 – Giant Robot1:27:37 – The Embalmer1:31:38 – Soothsayerlast_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held Feb. 26

first_imgOn Feb. 26 the members of the Faculty Council approved a proposal to change the name of the undergraduate concentration organismic and evolutionary biology to integrative biology. They also heard a report from the Committee to Study the Faculty Council Election Procedures and a presentation on the University’s financial context.The council next meets on March 12. The next meeting of the faculty is April 1 at 4 p.m. The preliminary deadline for the April 1 meeting of the faculty is March 18 at noon.last_img read more

China manufacturing growth weakens in January

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — Two surveys show China’s manufacturing growth weakened in January, suggesting its rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is leveling off.  A purchasing managers’ index released by business magazine Caixin declined to 51.5 from December’s 53 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show activity expanding. A separate index by the national statistics agency and an official industry group, the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, retreated to 51.3 from the previous month’s 51.9.  Chinese manufacturing benefited from the country’s relatively early reopening from a shutdown to fight the virus and demand for masks and other exports.last_img read more

The Midas Touch! Will Music Legend Shirley Bassey Return to Broadway in After Midnight?

first_img Listen to Bassey sing the iconic James Bond theme “Goldfinger” at the Academy Awards below! Dulé Hill View Comments Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The production co-stars Dule Hill and Tony winner Adriane Lenox. Last seen on Broadway in her one-woman show at the Marquis Theatre in 1996, Bassey received a standing ovation for her dazzling medley of James Bond songs at last year’s Academy Awards. She’s best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. After Midnight Adriane Lenoxcenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 “It is a music lover’s dream to have Miss Bassey on a New York stage once again and [producer] Scott Sanders would love to help make that happen for them,” a spokesperson for After Midnight told Broadway.com. The musical revue, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, currently features Grammy winner K.D. Lang at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Star Files A golden girl knows when it’s time to return to the Great White Way! Shirley Bassey, of “Goldfinger” fame, may soon head back to Broadway as a special guest star in the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. According to the New York Post, the show’s producers are pursuing Bassey to step in after Toni Braxton and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ engagement ends on March 30. Related Showslast_img read more

Conservation Tillage Conference

first_imgFor decades, farmers who have embraced conservation production have seen increased soil health, reduced irrigation demands and lowered economic risk. For the past 17 years, Georgia farmers interested in adopting new conservation practices for their farms – including those looking to swap best practices with other conservation tillers – have gathered at Georgia’s annual Conservation Production Systems Training Conference.Registration is now open for the 2017 conference, which is being held at South Georgia State College in Douglas, Georgia, from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Wednesday, Feb.1.The conference brings farmers, researchers and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts together to discuss the implementation of conservation production practices. This year’s speakers will discuss issues like cover crop establishment, cultivation in cover crop residue, fertility management, cover crop mixes, use of cover crops in grazing systems and the economics of conservation production.In addition to seminars, a field day will be held at a nearby farm to demonstrate new equipment and attachments for conservation tillage as well as adjustments to equipment to enable planting in heavy residue.Many farmers hold a long-standing commitment to improving the land for the next generation. Production practices such as reducing tillage and using cover crops within a crop rotation can help farmers improve economic returns and properly steward row cropland.For more information on the conference, contact Eugene Dyal or Brenda Hallman at the Seven Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council at [email protected] or by calling 912-337-8574.To register, call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at 229-386-3416 or visit ugatiftonconference.caes.uga.edu. Registration for the two-day conference is $25.last_img read more

USNS Comfort Delivers Charitable Goods To Haitians

first_imgBy Dialogo April 23, 2009 Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) delivered charitable goods to Mission Ranch Orphanage in Citi Soleil. Mission Ranch Orphanage, which stems from the Famine Relief Foundation, is a non-governmental organization that rescues orphaned children in the poorest sections of Haiti. “Our mission is quite simple,” said Mark Dreibelbis, president of Famine Relief Foundation and Mission Ranch Orphanage. “We go into the darkest places and provide a beacon of hope, humanitarian service, education and supply for the impoverished people of Citi Soleil.” Project Handclasp donated the goods to Mission Ranch Orphanage and other organizations throughout Haiti. Project Handclasp is a U.S. Navy program established in 1962 to collect and distribute donated humanitarian, educational, and goodwill materials using empty cargo space on Navy ships. Materials are distributed directly to needy recipients by U.S. service personnel. Through direct person-to-person contact in the conduct of community relations endeavors, Project Handclasp plays a vital role in enabling the Navy to carry out its mission of fostering peace and goodwill by promoting international friendship and trust. Their outreach in Haiti for CP09 included delivery of more than 1.4 million high nutrition meals, 350 water filters, wheelchairs, over-the-counter medications, and medical and hygiene pallets. Mission Ranch Orphanage received two pallets of medical supplies and two pallets of hygiene supplies. “CP09’s delivery is a tremendous blessing,” Dreibelbis said. “The resources delivered will provide recovery and restoration to one of the poorest cities in the world.” Aside from being an orphanage the staff at Mission Ranch Orphanage also provides basic medical care to the victims of violence in Citi Soleil. “There is so much uncontrolled violence associated with gang activity in this part of the country,” Dreibelbis said. “We provide medical care for up to twelve people a day coming in with gashes, cuts, burns, and machete wounds. The resources we are receiving will sustain our medical supply for over a year to enable care for people after CP09 departs Haiti.” The organization was established five years ago and this is the first time it partnered with the CP mission. “There is so much potential here for future missions,” Dreibelbis said. “Our organization is a liaison between the walls of the medical sites and the rest of the community. There is so much going on outside the gates of the medical sites and CP09’s support for our organization is building a bigger network to provide help to the people who cannot access the sites.” The Director of Mission Ranch Orphanage, Remedor Fritzner, a native of Citi Soleil, Haiti, highlighted the fact that the Citi Soleil community had never associated the U.S. military with humanitarian aid. “Now the Citi Soleil community will understand clearly that Americans are willing to help,” said Fritzner. “Everyone is talking about CP09 here. Seeing people in uniform used to be something they feared and now they realize that they are here to help.” CP09’s crew is expected to leave Haiti April 19 and will move on with its four month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to other Latin America and the Caribbean region countries to include The Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.last_img read more

Suriname and Brazil Strengthen Defense Cooperation

first_img Suriname and Brazil agreed to strengthen military cooperation and boost the former Dutch colony’s defense infrastructure, during a two-day visit to Paramaribo by Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim. “Brazil and Suriname agreed to set up a working bilateral group that will address and coordinate defense activities for both countries at the high command level,” Amorim said at a news conference on September 13, together with his Surinamese counterpart, Lamuré Latour. The meeting between Amorim and Lamuré focused on joint cooperation in the Air Force, including education and training opportunities for Surinamese soldiers. The parties are going to define a formal exchange between soldiers and Brazilian experts. The parties also discussed the establishment of an airstrip on the border between the two countries and Suriname’s participation in the Amazon Monitoring System in Brazil. Caring for the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest and its rich water aquifers is important for Brazil, said Amorim. The Brazilian minister also spoke by telephone with Suriname President Dese Bouterse, and met with Foreign Minister Winston Lackin. Latour plans to travel to Brazil early next year to expand and strengthen the ties. By Dialogo September 17, 2012last_img read more

Protesters gather outside White House ahead of Trump speech

first_img“We think that Trump is encouraging his people to be violent, and we are encouraging people to be peaceful,” said Oppenheimer, 53, carrying a sign that read, “Cops are tools of fascism.”Nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, sparked in May by the police killing of black man George Floyd in Minnesota, had begun to subside in recent weeks.But the flood was unleashed once more when a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin fired seven bullets point blank into the back of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, as he attempted to get into a car with his children inside.Blake survived the shooting but is likely to remain paralyzed from the waist down, according to his family’s lawyer. “There are more people who are ready for Trump to leave office,” said Washington native Michael Legend, a 33-year-old black man.Just a few yards (meters) away, shielded by large metal fences, the billionaire Republican was gearing up to accept his party’s presidential nomination for reelection with a speech on the South Lawn of the White House. “We don’t want to see Donald Trump accept the nomination. The goal is to drown it out,” said Miriam Oppenheimer, who came from Philadelphia for the demonstration.On the other side of the White House, Trump supporters had gathered on the National Mall, a sprawling green bordered with museums and monuments to US leaders. Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in front of the White House Thursday ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential nomination acceptance speech, shouting with anger and demanding his resignation.”We need to get Trump out, we need to destroy the whole system. We need a revolution,” said Keheirra Wedderburn, 18, above the sound of banging drums and chants of “Trump/Pence out now!””These presidents are not gonna do anything ’cause they are not the people of color in the streets being shot,” the black student from Houston, Texas told AFP.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Brisbane weather presenter Tony Auden to sell suburban home

first_imgThe lounge room at Chermside West.He said they had lovely neighbours, and often helped one of them with their gardening.“She’s a really lovely lady, and she makes really great Malaysia curries,” he said.The property, on a 465sq m block, is being marketed by Place — Aspley agent Chris Winkler with offers over $549,000. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe home at Chermside West.Mr Auden said they had been building their “realistic dream home” with a swimming pool at Alderley, which was closer to the CBD.Describing their Chermside West home as a “nice little block”, Mr Auden said it had been a great place to live with their two pugs.“We wanted something on the northside and we were looking for affordability and space,” he said.“We took pride in our property and we want that legacy to live on.” Brisbane weatherman Tony Auden is selling his Chermside West home.Channel Seven weather guru Tony Auden and his wife Alicia are making the move to Alderley.After more than five years, the couple are selling their three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at Chermside West. last_img read more

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