Ocean City Establishes Skateboard Park Rules

first_imgIn addition to the bowl and snake run, the park will feature a variety of quarter pipes, ramps, tables and rails.The following protective equipment is required to be used while skating: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads. Use of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited. Skate Park will be closed during inclement weather and/or when equipment is damaged or wet or for routine maintenance. Use of personally owned ramps, boxes, rails or other similar items is prohibited. The proposed skateboard park on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue includes a snake run and a bowl. A section of the bowl allows skaters to “transition” into the snake run. These features are on the West Avenue side of the proposed park.City Council voted Thursday to set rules for the skateboard park under construction on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue and to designate it as an “unsupervised facility.”Council passed the resolution in a 6-0 vote with Councilman Pete Guinosso abstaining, because he is a co-president of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, which runs the charitable Clothes Closet next to the park.The rules are:Skate Park will be open daily from 9:00 am to dusk (weather permitting). Skating is prohibited on the adjacent parking lots, sidewalks and streets. No amplified sound is permitted except by permit. Skate Park is for skating. Bikes and scooters are prohibited. Proper behavior is required at all times. Abusive, profane language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Parental supervision for inexperienced skaters and those less than 12 years of age 1s strongly recommended. Unsafe conditions should be reported to the City of Ocean City, Department of Community Services. No food or glass containers are permitted in the skate park. Rules violations will result in suspension of skating privileges.In a memo to council, Mayor’s Assistant Mike Dattilo said “guidelines for skate parks require the governing body to determine by resolution if the facility will be supervised or unsupervised.”“In this regard, ‘supervised’ means there is an attendant during all open hours actively monitoring the use of the park. ‘Unsupervised’ does not mean that the park will be completely unmonitored,” Dattilo said. “To the contrary, the park and its users will be checked frequently by members of the Police Department, Community Services Department and others.”The park remains on schedule to be complete in sometime in August. Read more: Skate Park Progresses With Spray and Concrete.__________Sign up for free e-mail updates from OCNJ Daily.last_img read more

Former Purdue, trailblazers star arrested in Whitley County

first_img By Network Indiana – December 25, 2020 0 512 IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Purdue, trailblazers star arrested in Whitley County Twitter (Photo supplied/Whitley County Jail) Police are saying that a former Purdue University basketball standout had a lot of pot on him when they pulled him over early Wednesday morning, Dec. 23.Caleb Swanigan, a former Indiana Mr. Basketball and player for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA, was pulled over in Whitley County and police were suspicious so they searched his car and found nearly 3-and-a-half pounds of pot — worth roughly $3,400.He bonded out of jail after being charged with drug possession. Facebook Previous articleButtigieg already working on infrastructure plan as Transportation SecretaryNext articleHometown Hero: South Bend Police Sgt. Kayla Miller Network Indianalast_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Releases New Live ’78 Album To Benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts

first_imgIn the last few weeks, various parts of the United States have been ravaged by hurricanes, with Hurricane Harvey devastating parts of Texas with record rainfall and, a few days later, Hurricane Irma tearing through Florida. In response, a number of musicians have stepped up to the plate, calling on fans to give money to hurricane relief efforts by putting on special benefit shows or donating proceeds from album sales to benefit those affected by the recent string of storms. Now, Bruce Springsteen joins the ranks of this already-growing list of performers.Bruce Springsteen Plotting Unprecedented Broadway ResidencyThe Boss has just released a new live album from the archives capturing his show with the E Street Band at The Summit in Houston, Texas on December 8th, 1978, with all proceeds from the album’s purchase benefiting MusiCares’ hurricane relief fund. Though a number of tunes from this performance can be seen in Springsteen’s The Promise: Darkness on the Edge of Town box set, which was released back in 2010, this recording marks the show’s first audio-only release. The live album is available both digitally and in hard-copy, and those who purchase CDs will receive them after they ship out on October 9th.To find out more about this new Bruce Springsteen live album to benefit hurrican relief efforts, including the setlist from the show on December 8th, 1978, click here.last_img read more

UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on prisoner exchange

first_imgCAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have resumed U.N.-backed negotiations in Jordan over a prisoner swap. The talks Sunday in the Jordanian capital of Amman are taking place between representatives of the internationally recognized government and the Houthi rebels. They come more than three months after the sides completed the war’s largest exchange. The negotiations also come less than a week after the U.S. designation of the Iranian-backed Houthis as a terrorist group took effect. The U.N.’s envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, urged the parties to prioritize “the immediate and unconditional release of all sick, wounded, elderly and children detainees as well as all arbitrarily detained civilians, including women.”last_img read more

Hall President Council updates Rocknes, evaluates Hall of the Year selection process

first_imgAs Hall President Council (HPC) co-chairs, seniors Alyssa Lyon and Brandon Ryan have brought changes to HPC focused on efficiency and collaboration.“We wanted to create an environment that was a lot more collaborative as opposed to competitive,” Lyon said. “We felt that presidents didn’t want to share what was going on in their dorm so that one could get a leg up, be a better hall, get hall of the year, whatnot. We did a couple changes this year so people are encouraged to share and tell what’s great about your dorm.”As part of the weekly HPC meetings, Lyon and Ryan said they have shortened the time focused on administrative tasks and instead used more time to focus on hall signature events and troubleshooting problems in the dorms.“If you compared a 45-minute [meeting] last year and a 45-minute meeting this year, the ones this year feel so much more productive because what we’ve tried to do is cut out or make really efficient all the administrative and formality stuff,” Ryan said.This year, HPC uses HPChats as a way to get feedback on problems hall presidents are facing. Lyon and Ryan also have started Standouts in the meetings in place of Hey Halls, which allow dorm leadership to present on what’s unique about their dorm instead of giving a dorm history.“It’s shifted from information for information’s sake and no one really caring to actually having a productive source for people to hear new ideas that other dorms are doing,” Ryan said.Lyon and Ryan have also been focusing on aspects of dorm life such as the dorm relationship with the rector, Ryan said.“Some rectors seem to be the heart and soul of the dorm and others seem to be ‘us-against-them,’” he said. “One thing we’ve really been trying to do is see how we can bridge that gap and see how each dorm has an opportunity to make dorm culture better.”The HPC co-chairs have also given their input to a committee working to standardize certain elements of the residential experience, such as dances.“You might go to one dorm and the dance rules are very relaxed, and you might go to another one and the list of rules is two pages long,” Lyon said. “Residents are having a discrepancy of experiences with something that should be pretty standard in the way that they’re run.”An important aspect of the HPC co-chairs’ job is their role in determining Hall of the Year. Lyon and Ryan made changes to the formats of Rocknes at the start of this year. Lyon said the reflections are more concise and hall presidents must list three items that could be improved.They made these changes, Ryan said, to focus less on the presentation and more on the content of the Rocknes.“The thing my rector would say last year is any time you would spend filling out a Rockne, spend that time actually on the dorm — and that’s so true,” he said. “We shouldn’t be awarding people who are basically putting the best ornaments on their Rocknes, it should be about the content.”Lyon said the HPC co-chairs both recognize the problems that exist with the Hall of the Year process and they are working now to make changes that will be implemented for the 2018-2019 school year. They want the process to be more about recognition and less about a competition.“We feel that it should really be more of an afterthought in that at the end of the year whoever really stood out as building a really strong community or transitioning their dorm,” Lyon said. “ … It should be an honor that they receive as opposed to something they’re competing for all year long.”Lyon said she and Ryan will be presenting their recommended changes to student senate by the end of their term. HPC is working to create a more supportive atmosphere among dorms, standardize policies from dorm to dorm and improve the Hall of the Year process, but the changes to the Rocknes appear to be its only concrete solution thus far. Still, each of these goals are promising, and it remains to be seen if HPC’s presentation to senate will make an impact.Grade: B+Tags: 2017 Student Government Insider, Hall of the year, Hall President Council, HPC, Rockneslast_img read more

Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol In Bid To Overturn Election

first_imgGlobal News / YouTube WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and donned gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.The rioters were egged on by Trump, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the integrity of the election and had urged his supporters to descend on Washington Wednesday to protest Congress’ formal approval of Biden’s victory. Some Republican lawmakers were in the midst of raising objections to the results on his behalf when the proceedings were abruptly halted by the mob.Together, the protests and the GOP election objections amounted to an almost unthinkable challenge to American democracy and exposed the depths of the divisions that have coursed through the country during Trump’s four years in office. Though the efforts to block Biden from being sworn in on Jan. 20 are sure to fail, the support Trump has received for his efforts to overturn the election results have badly strained the nation’s democratic guardrails. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers were resume the counting of electoral votes Wednesday evening after the Capitol was cleared of the pro-Trump occupiers.The president gave his supporters an added boost Wednesday morning during an appearance at a rally outside the White House, where he urged them to march to the Capitol. He spent much of the afternoon in his private dining room off the Oval Office watching scenes of the violence on television. At the urging of his staff, he reluctantly issued a pair of tweets and a taped video telling his supporters it was time to “go home in peace” — yet he still said he backed their cause.A somber President-elect Biden, two weeks away from being inaugurated, said American democracy was “under unprecedented assault,” a sentiment echoed by many in Congress, including some Republicans. Former President George W. Bush said he watched the events in “disbelief and dismay.”Related | Congressman Reed Heartbroken Following Fatal Rush Of U.S. CapitolThe domed Capitol building has for centuries been the scene of protests and occasional violence, including a 1954 shooting involving Puerto Rican nationalists. But Wednesday’s events were particularly astounding both because they unfolded at least initially with the implicit blessing of the president and because of the underlying goal of overturning the results of a free and fair presidential election.Tensions were already running high when lawmakers gathered early Wednesday afternoon for the constitutionally mandated counting of the Electoral College results, in which Biden defeated Trump, 306-232. Despite pleas from Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, more than 150 GOP lawmakers planned to support objections to some of the results, though lacking evidence of fraud or wrongdoing in the election.Trump spent the lead-up to the proceedings publicly hectoring Vice President Mike Pence, who had a largely ceremonial role in the proceedings, to aid the effort. He tweeted on Wednesday: “Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!”But Pence, in a statement shortly before presiding, defied Trump, saying he could not claim “unilateral authority” to reject the electoral votes that make Biden president.Shortly after the first GOP objections, protesters fought past police and breached the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags as they marched through the halls. Lawmakers were told to duck under their seats for cover and put on gas masks after tear gas was used in the Capitol Rotunda. Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in place in their offices.Global News / YouTubeRep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., told reporters he was in the House chamber when rioters began storming it. Security officers “made us all get down, you could see that they were fending off some sort of assault, it looked like. They had a piece of furniture up against the door, the door, the entry to the floor from the Rotunda, and they had guns pulled,” Peters said.“And they just told us to take our pins off,” he added, referring to lapel pins members wear so Capitol Police can quickly identify them. Then the lawmakers were evacuated.Staff members grabbed the boxes of Electoral College votes as the evacuation took place. Otherwise, said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the ballots likely would have been destroyed by the protesters.Trump supporters posting on internet forums popular with far-right fringe elements celebrated the chaos. Messages posted on one turned from profane frustration over the content of Trump’s speech to glee when supporters stormed the building. At least one leading figure was livestreaming video from inside the Capitol during the siege.PBS NewsHour / YouTubeThe mob’s storming of Congress prompted bipartisan outrage, mostly from Democrats but from Republicans as well, as lawmakers accused Trump of fomenting the violence with his relentless falsehoods about election fraud. Several suggested that Trump be prosecuted for a crime, which seems unlikely two weeks from when his term expires.“I think Donald Trump probably should be brought up on treason for something like this,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., told reporters. “This is how a coup is started. And this is how democracy dies.”Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who’s at times clashed with Trump, issued a written statement saying, “Lies have consequences. This violence was the inevitable and ugly outcome of the President’s addiction to constantly stoking division.”Despite Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials and his own former attorney general have said there were no problems on a scale that would change the outcome. All the states have certified their results as fair and accurate, by Republican and Democratic officials alike.The Pentagon said about 1,100 District of Columbia National Guard members were being mobilized to help support law enforcement at the Capitol. More than a dozen people were arrested.As darkness began to set in, law enforcement officials worked their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to try to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas were visible. Police in full riot gear moved down the steps, clashing with demonstrators. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The only violence committed today was by Capitol Police shooting the Trump Supporter. The half naked guy dressed as a viking sitting in Nancy’s seat.. is proven paid protester, he was in AZ in June, same outfit and face painting (just switch red/blue sides) with a sign behind him “F#$K the police”…… He was in DC today as in instigator along with his antifa friends who were aloud to make it to the House Floor….Do some research & look it uplast_img read more

Why accessing police disciplinary records is about to get much easier

first_imgThe former undersheriff of Broome County, Akshar did confirm he believes racism and injustice are still very present in society; however, he thinks repealing 50-A strips police officers of their Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process (more commonly known as a fair trial). Previously, the public would have to obtain a court order from a judge to receive the disciplinary records of law enforcement. The state assembly and senate both passed a repeal of state law 50-A, a law which made it difficult to access police disciplinary records. The vote passed along party lines, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has previously said he will sign the bill into law. “Government can’t solve this by itself, the community can’t solve this by themselves; it requires all of us to come together and make appropriate changes so everyone can be successful and they can prosper,” Akshar said Wednesday. Akshar pointed to his support of purchasing body cameras for various local departments as one of the ways he has pushed for increased transparency.center_img One of the people to vote no on the legislation was State Senator Fred Akshar, who represents the 52nd District of New York. Akshar (R) told 12 News while he supports increased accountability and transparency, he believes conversations, not legislation, is the best way forward. (WBNG) — On the heels of nationwide protests, New York State took a step in the direction of police reform.last_img read more

Palm oil producer Dharma Satya capex falls short due to project delays

first_imgPublicly listed palm oil producer PT Dharma Satya Nusantara (DSN) expects its capital expenditure (capex) this year to fall short of the target by 27 percent at Rp 800 billion (US$53.6 million) due to COVID-19-induced project delays.The company explained that partial lockdowns had delayed labor and supply inflows to two crude palm oil (CPO) processing factories being built in Kalimantan. DSN currently has 10 such factories in operation.The new factories, work on which began in 2019 and cost roughly Rp 250 billion each, were slated for completion in 2021, DSN president director Andrianto Oetomo said on Thursday. DSN, one of Indonesia’s publicly-listed palm oil producers, saw its first half revenue grow 22 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 3.15 trillion thanks to strong domestic demand for palm oil-based biodiesel.Stocks of DSN, traded at Indonesia Stock Exchange with the code DSNG, jumped 3.46 percent to Rp 478 apiece at 10:58 a.m. Jakarta time as the benchmark, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), was up 0.4 percent.Strong domestic palm oil demand and relatively high plantation yields augmented the company’s credit rating, wrote Indonesian credit rating agency Pefindo in a note on July 30 about DSN’s latest bond offering.However, the rating was limited by the producer’s “aggressive capital structure, moderate cash flow protection and exposure to fluctuations in global commodity prices and bad weather.”Indonesia’s palm oil industry saw export volumes contract in this year’s first half as global demand for palm oil, which is used to produce various everyday goods from chocolate to biofuel, shrank amid the unfolding health crisis.Read also: Indonesia’s palm oil sector relies on domestic demand as exports dropAndrianto added that DSN’s year-end revenue target “very much depends on CPO prices,” but the company held onto its target of producing 700,000 tons of CPO this year.Global palm oil prices moved in a V-shape so far this year. Prices dipped as low as 2,000 ringgit per ton on May 6 before rallying to almost 3,000 ringgit on Thursday, according to the global benchmark Bursa Malaysia Derivatives.Apart from higher biodiesel demand in Indonesia, global palm oil prices rallied on the back of weaker Malaysian palm oil output and from weaker continental American soybean production. Soybean is a common substitute for palm oil.“Nonetheless, we expect prices to decline in the next few months as yields and output increase,” wrote credit rating agency Fitch on Monday.Topics : “We were hit hard by COVID-19, particularly between March and July,” he said at the virtual inauguration ceremony for a new biogas plant.Read also: First-half contraction in palm oil output, exports due to ‘domino effect’: GAPKIPart of this year’s capital also went to finishing the Rp 90 billion palm oil-based biogas plant in Muara Wahau, East Kalimantan. The plant, which took two years to build, fuels a 1.2-megawatt power plant and provides biogas for internal use.The company expects the plant to save it Rp 20 billion in annual spending by swapping out diesel with the plant’s biogas to fuel trucks and plantation equipment.last_img read more

Real Madrid make decision over Luka Jovic’s future amid Arsenal interest

first_imgJovic’s two goals for Madrid this season came against Leganes and Osasuna (Picture: Getty)Real bosses recognise that Jovic only played 90 minutes once all season and are conscious that he is still young and several years away from entering his prime.Zinedine Zidane also feels there are other areas of the squad that need strengthening more – with another central midfield top of his wishlist – so Madrid are not currently planning to bring in a new centre-forward.As well as Arsenal showing interest in Jovic, Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are also believed to have been keeping tabs on his situation at the Bernabeu.MORE: Mikel Arteta views Luka Jovic as Arsenal’s potential target manMORE: Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to avoid signing Luka JovicFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Real Madrid make decision over Luka Jovic’s future amid Arsenal interest Comment FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Serbian has struggled in his maiden campaign at the Bernabeu, scoring just two goals in 24 appearances, but Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sees him as a player who could lead his attack as a target man.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTUnfortunately for Arsenal, the coronavirus crisis may have torpedoed their hopes of landing Jovic, with Spanish newspaper AS reporting that Real will not allow the forward to leave this summer.It would be very complicated for Real to sign a new striker in the summer – especially with the transfer market likely to be extremely volatile with so many clubs experiencing financial difficulties.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThey are keen to sign Erling Haaland but will not pursue the Borussia Dortmund striker this summer, with his €75million (£65m) release clause only becoming active from January onwards.Instead, Real are prepared to give Jovic another season to prove himself and feel the 22-year-old – who was prolific with Frankfurt in both the Bundesliga and Europa League – still has enormous potential. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Apr 2020 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kSharescenter_img The Serbian striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu (Picture: Getty)Real Madrid have decided to put their faith in Luka Jovic and will reportedly resist any transfer approaches for the striker this summer amid major interest from Arsenal.The Gunners are likely to be in the market for a new striker this summer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract due to expire next year and talks over an extension stalling.Arsenal do not want to risk losing their top scorer for nothing and are prepared to cash in, with the north London club eyeing Jovic as a potential replacement. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Charming residence up for grabs in Rochedale South

first_imgOne of the living spaces at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale SouthInside, there is a spacious living and dining area and a sunken lounge room with high ceilings and double-sided fireplace to keep the home toasty on those winter nights.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The timber kitchen has plenty of bench space, a walk-in pantry, quality appliances and big windows overlooking the greenery outside.The spacious master bedroom has timber floors, big windows and an ensuite.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a study. The home at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale South.THIS contemporary home offers the charm of a bygone era coupled with modern design and the convenience of dual living.Marketing agents Azhar Omar and Lisa Etri of Ray White Rochedale describe the property at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale South as an elegant masterpiece on a 1296sq m block with heated inground pool.“Commanding and picturesque, this beautiful property is framed by gorgeous verandas, charming balustrading and a delightful facade that welcomes you inside to discover all this home has to offer,” Mr Omar said.The property has an impressive entrance with covered front gate, timber staircase, front veranda and double front doors with leadlight glass. The dining room at 1 Willmott Court, Rochedale SouthDownstairs there is a self-contained granny flat with large bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and sauna.Outside there is a heated resort- style swimming pool surrounded by Himalayan sandstone tiles.The lawns and established gardens are well maintained.There is also a separate laundry and a workshop area that could be used as a man cave.The property has USB ports throughout, 21 solar panels, two 5000-litre water tanks, solar hot water, Vacumaid and an alarm system.The home is on the market for offers over $1.1 million.last_img read more