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Dyke snubs top job at Channel Five

first_img GREG Dyke has snubbed a move to Channel Five, which is undergoing a major shake-up under new owner Richard Desmond, according to industry sources.City A.M. understands Desmond had sounded out Dyke for the top job after chief executive Dawn Airey announced she would quit the broadcaster.But Dyke, who helped launch Five in 1997, told the Express owner he is not interested in the position, according to the source.Desmond is in no rush to fill the position, with Airey remaining for “a few months” to oversee the transition before enabling a clause in her contract that will see her take a senior role at former Five owner RTL.Industry analyst Claire Enders told City A.M. she expects Desmond to appoint a new chief executive from within his media empire.Airey will be joined on the way out of the firm by six other directors from the nine-strong board. Up to 80 jobs will also go from the workforce of 300. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 15 August 2010 10:38 pm Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot KCS-content Dyke snubs top job at Channel Five by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmlast_img read more

‘Fill the Ford’ a successful vehicle for feeding Missouri’s hungry

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Poverty & Hunger Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events ‘Fill the Ford’ a successful vehicle for feeding Missouri’s hungry Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img By Maria L. EvansPosted Mar 25, 2013 Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Donors in Kirskville, Missouri, filled almost three pickups with food for the local Christian Community Food Depot on March 23. Photo/Maria L. Evans[Episcopal Diocese of Missouri] For the members of Trinity Episcopal Church, Kirksville, Missouri, the impending arrival of Winter Storm Virgil brought a blizzard of blessings.One of Trinity-Kirksville’s most longstanding outreach ministries has been contributing to the local Christian Community Food Depot. Despite the illusion of abundance of food in America’s heartland, 17.1 percent of people in Adair County are food insecure, and 55 percent live at 130 percent or less of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program poverty levels, according to Map the Meal Gap statistics. Additionally, according to the Annie E. Casey Center, 42.5 percent of schoolchildren in Adair County qualify for free or reduced school lunches. One neighboring county has a rate of 67.8 percent.“There’s tremendous need here,” said Trinity’s vicar, the Rev. Johnnette Shane. “The need also tends to be invisible because, for many people, it’s still considered shameful to ask for help. So it is wonderful that the people of Kirksville were so generous.”Last August, Trinity held a “Fill the Ford F-150 Food Drive” at a local grocery store, and parishioners were amazed to received donations of more than two pickup-truckloads of food. They did not expect as much generosity with the looming threat of snow and 35-degree temperatures on March 23.They were mistaken.Kirksville grocery shoppers donated almost three pickup-truckloads of food.“As people made their own purchases to prepare for an impending storm, it was heavily gratifying that the community made such a grand gesture of support for Adair County’s hungry,” said Trinity Bishop’s Warden Kevin Minch.“Winter months often bring the greatest need in local food banks,” Minch noted. “This winter has been uniquely harsh in Missouri.”For the dozen or so Trinity parishioners who volunteered at the event, it was a continuous opportunity to meet and greet the givers. It was not unusual for donors to admit they had been recipients of the local food bank in times past. Some donors placed more food in the truck than they took back to their cars. One woman walked from her house to the drop-off point five times to bring canned goods to the food drive.But perhaps the most amazing incident came from an elderly couple who, the previous day, had sold their family farm to move into town. Parishioner Arla Snow had met the husband of the pair earlier in the day at the store. Later, they returned and motioned for her to come closer.“Here,” they said, pressing an envelope into her hands. “Wait until we drive away, and give this to your priest. When we were a young married couple, we were so poor we held onto the nails of the bedpost and prayed that God would simply help us through to the next day. We want you to have this.”Snow delivered the envelope, marked “to Trinity Episcopal Church, for your Fill the Ford F-150 Food Drive.” Inside was an anonymous note … and $500.“God did bless us in the chance to facilitate that wonderful couple to give so much,” said Shane. “They had tears in their eyes as they gave, and we had tears in our eyes as we received.”— Dr. Maria L. Evans is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Kirksville, Missouri. Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

What happens if the Super Rugby knockouts are tied at fulltime?

first_imgThursday Jul 27, 2017 What happens if the Super Rugby knockouts are tied at fulltime? The Super Rugby semi finals take place on Saturday, and as they will no doubt be closely contested, there are rules in place should matches be tied at the end of full time. The below outlines in detail each of the stipulations for both the semi finals and final.The Crusaders face the Chiefs in Christchurch then the Lions will host the Hurricanes later in the day in Johannesburg, a repeat of last year’s final.Extra time discussions were a huge talking point recently after New Zealand and the British and Irish Lions drew their decider in the series that ended 1-1.There was nothing in place for that scenario of the three-match series, and perhaps in hindsight – and going forward – it could have been done differently.In Super Rugby there must be a winner, so if the teams are tied at fulltime in any of the knockout matches, the following will apply until a winner is found.a) Extra Time – the procedure will be:i) After a five minute rest period, the extra time is played in two 10-minute periods with a two minute  halftime;ii) Before the extra time begins, the match Referee will do a coin toss with the two captains one minute before the new kick-off. The winner of the coin toss decides if his team wants to kick-off or if his team wants to choose the side of the pitch it wants to play on for the first 10 minute period;iii) For the second 10 minute period, the teams change sides and the team that did not kick off in the first period does so;iv) Coaches are not permitted on the field during the rest period or halftime.v) Teams and match officials must remain on the field during the rest period and at Injury time is added to the two 10 minute periods.b) Sudden Death – if the match is still tied at the end of extra time, the procedure will be:i) An up to 10 minute sudden death period is played after another five minute rest period;ii) The first team to score (by a penalty, drop-goal or try) will be the winner;iii) As for extra time, one minute before sudden death begins, the match Referee will do a coin toss to choose which team kicks-off and on which side of the pitch they will play.iv) Teams and match officials must remain on the field during the rest period.v) Injury time is added to this period of play.c) Kicking Competition – If the match is still tied at the end of sudden death, the Referee will conduct a place kicking competition to determine the winner of the match, according to the following procedures:i) All Players and Match officials will remain on the Playing Area. The Referee will call the captains of the two teams together and will conduct a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss then may either choose which Team kicks first (in which case the loser chooses the end at which all place kicks will be taken) or choose the end at which all place kicks will be taken (in which case the loser chooses which Team kicks first).i) Each Team must nominate five Players to take part in the competition.Only Players on the Playing Area at the final whistle of Sudden Death may be nominated. No substituted Players, injury-replaced Players or Players who have been shown a red card may take part at any time. For clarification purposes, any Player who has received a yellow card and who remains in the sin bin at the time of the final whistle of Sudden Death may not take part in the place kick competition. The order in which the nominated Players will kick does not have to be predetermined.iii) The Match Officials and the ten nominated Players (five from each team) will assemble on the halfway line. Team management and Players not nominated must remain behind the halfway line in the side of the Playing Area not used. No one other than the Match Officials, the Match Manager, two Ball persons and the participating Players are allowed in the part of the Playing Area being used for the competition (including around the Playing Area, behind the posts, etc).iv) The five Players from each Team will place kick from three different points, all on the 22 metre line, as follows:– First point: directly in front of the posts– Second point: on the 15 metre line on the left hand side facing the posts– Third point: on the 15 metre line on the right hand side facing the postsv) The Referee will start the competition by calling the first Player selected from the Team kicking first to the first kicking point. Once the Player has taken the place kick, the Referee calls a Player from the opposing Team to take his place kick from the same The next two Players (one from each Team) will place kick from the second point in turn. This will continue until all five Players from each Team have place kicked (the next players place kicking respectively from the third point, the first point and finally the second point), or until one Team is unable to equal the score of the other Team within the remaining number of kicks (at which time the Referee will declare the winner).vii) If there are an equal number of successful kicks once each Team has completed its five place kicks, the competition continues on a ‘sudden death’ basis, following the same order of kickers used in the first five kicks.viii) The competition will continue two kickers at a time (one from each Team), going progressively through the three kicking points as stated above (and repeating the process if necessary) until one player succeeds with a place kick and the player from the other Team taking the same place kick misses it. Once this occurs, the Team of the player who succeeded with the place kick will be declared the winner. Each of these additional kicks shall be taken by the same 5 players in rotation.ix) Throughout the place kicking competition:a) Once a Player has positioned the ball on the kicking tee, he must take the kick within one minute. Should he take longer, the Referee shall declare the kick unsuccessful.(b) After each kick, the Referee records the number of the Player and whether or not the attempt was successful. The Sideline Manager / Substitution Recorder will record the same details on the official Match report.(c) Whether or not the kick is successful in each case is the sole decision of the Referee, who may at his sole discretion rely on the assistance of his assistant Referees. The Referee’s decision shall be final and binding.(d) Once a Player has completed their place kick, they shall return to stand with their Team behind the halfway line in the side of the playing area not used.The diagram below demonstrates the operation of the place kicking competition.TL;DR: Two periods of extra time 10 minutes long each, then if it’s still tied, sudden death, then if no points are scored and it’s still tied, a kicking competition will take place. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 200 WEEKS AGO Western Force axed from Super Rugby 200 WEEKS AGO Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby… 201 WEEKS AGO Crusaders beat Lions to claim eighth Super… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Black History Month: ‘Stayed on freedom’

first_imgBlack History Month again offers us a chance to honor the body-and-spirit-filled determination of African-American people who have struggled, built and fought in order to win against the deeply violent injustices of “America.”Honoring the lessons of Black history means acknowledging that those who founded the U.S. were colonizers and enslavers bent on despicable wealth and profit. And the truth of Black history reveals that a MAGA agenda to make “America” “great again” means reinstating and intensifying the subjugation of Indigenous peoples, Black and Brown peoples, women and gender-oppressed people.The current reactionary president’s administration — unbridled in its vicious language and policies toward all these groups — is simply enacting the same hateful principles embedded in the documents of the “Founding Fathers.” This administration’s new volley of attacks are attempts to roll back victories that people’s movements have won over many hundreds of years, always with people of African descent in resistance and leadership. The more recent wins under attack range from worker protections in union membership gained in the 1930s, to laws benefiting women like Title IX in the 1970s, to trans and gender-nonconforming people recently winning safety protections like gender neutral bathrooms.The struggle has won some space for oppressed peoples to live, breathe, work and even sing — that is what the haters and the bigots want to erase. But these attacks are not made simply out of hate. These are calculated attempts to intimidate and push back those who are leading the forward motion against prejudice, discrimination and violent repression. The attacks are designed to break solidarity between people and between movements.One freedom song that the Black Civil Rights Movement marched to was “Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom.” That determination by people of African descent in the U.S. fuels the struggle for justice every day, every year, every decade, every century in this unjust country.There are many, many inspiring examples to learn and reflect on during Black History Month. But just within the last couple of years:In Mississippi, the heart of the “right-to-work-for-less” South, Black auto workers have been indefatigable in organizing for a union at the Nissan plant in Canton.In Alabama, Black women were the heart of local campaigns to uphold the basic right to a vote; their work resulted in the defeat of a violently white supremacist, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman candidate for senator.  In Missouri, the Fannie Lou Hamer Committee of the Fight for $15 led the way in striking against sexual abuse and wage discrimination at McDonald’s. Fannie Lou Hamer was a legendary organizer for justice for African-American people. And last December, in a small individual act of solidarity, Jussie Smollett appealed for lifting up the lives of Black women through support for Bennett College, a historically Black college for women in the South. During Black History Month, let’s affirm with our actions that we are also on the side of justice and solidarity in the fight against racism.As attacks are hurled by bigots aiming to break down freedom struggles, let’s remember that Black History Month calls us to actively honor hundreds of years of Black determination to keep fighting while saying, “My body is strong, but my soul is stronger.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ann Louden’s Legacy

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Linkedin Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Linkedin Previous articleRifle headed to 11th straight NCAA ChampionshipsNext articleDashiki shows African culture on TCU’s campus Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Makenzie Stallo Twitter Makenzie Stallo Ann Louden at a Frogs for the Cure event (photo courtesy of Victoria Reneau). Twitter Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history print Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. + posts Makenzie Stallo ReddIt Makenzie Stallo Makenzie Stallo Ann Louden leaving TCU, heading to Adelphi University in NY Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Loudenlast_img read more

Council to consult with Principal of Ballyraine National School

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Donegal County Council is to consult with the principal of Ballyraine National School to discuss how to replace trees and shrubs that have been removed between the Mount Errigal Hotel and the roundabout at the school.The removal took place to facilitate safety works, and the provision of a new traffic lane. However, it’s emerged that the principal, David Oliver, wasn’t briefed on what was happening.Letterkenny and Milford Municipal Cathaoirleach Donal Coyle raised the issue this week, and says consultation will now happen:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Council to consult with Principal of Ballyraine National School RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleTeam News: Padraig Hampsey to lead out TyroneNext articleMain Evening News, Sports, Nuacht and Obituary Notices for Friday 14th May News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+center_img By News Highland – May 14, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Safety conscious Irish plan for workplace drug testing

first_imgSafety conscious Irish plan for workplace drug testingOn 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Workers in Ireland could be subject to drink and drugs tests under newhealth and safety legislation presented to the Dublin parliament last month. Under the legislation, which is mainly targeted at staff working in ‘safetycritical’ environments, employers can insist that staff they suspect of being‘under the influence of an intoxicant’ provide blood or urine samples. Employees who test positive will be subject to on the spot fines and couldface up to two years in prison. The Bill also introduces a new employer obligation to do “everything heor she can, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the safety, health andwelfare of his or her employees”. The maximum employer fine for breaching this obligation will be Û3 million(£2m). And company directors and managers may be held personally liable andcould also face a two-year prison sentence. Presenting the Bill to parliament Frank Fahey, the minister for labouraffairs, said: “We must recogniseÉ the part that each one of us can playto ensure safety in the workplace. No single group bears this burden alone. Thenew legislation rightly focuses on the responsibilities and obligations of bothemployers and employees in this regard.” A registered medical practitioner will have to conduct the tests, withemployees having the right to have their own doctor present. The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Bill has all-party support and isexpected to become law by the end of the year. By Mike Berry Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

‘Brexit limbo’ continues except in lively Midlands newbuild housing market, official index reveals

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » ‘Brexit limbo’ continues except in lively Midlands newbuild housing market, official index reveals previous nextHousing Market‘Brexit limbo’ continues except in lively Midlands newbuild housing market, official index revealsHouse prices in East and West Midlands are climbing by 6% a year while London and many other markets experience faltering confidence, the latest ONS figures show.Nigel Lewis14th November 201801,282 Views Stark differences in housing market performance across the UK have been revealed by the government’s latest official house price index.The ONS figures show house prices are rising year-on-year in the East and West Midlands by up to 6.1%, while London’s have dropped by 0.3% and the South East only managed growth of 1.7%.Month-on-month figures reveal the more recent and wider weakening of the housing market including lower average house prices in Scotland, the East of England, the North West, London, the South East plus Yorkshire and the Humber.Brexit limboExperts continue to blame the sluggish parts of the housing market on the continuing Brexit limbo and the recent stamp duty hikes for both those buying more expensive homes and buy-to-landlords.Growth in the Midlands would appear to be driven by first time buyers snapping up the huge number of apartments in the region coming on stream(pictured above), often funded via Help to Buy.“In the East and West Midlands the price of new builds is growing at more than 7% annually, while in Scotland it’s 6% and in Wales it’s an incredible 9.4%,” says Lucy Pendleton (left) of London agent James Pendleton.“It means Help to Buy is popular but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the country and economy in the long run. The longer it is in place, the more the market will be very sensitive to any suggestion the scheme’s future will be curtailed.”Nick Leeming (right), chairman of Jackson Stops, reckons stamp duty is to blame for lower transactions, which the ONS report says are down 2.7% year-on-year.“A [stamp duty] change at the top could allow for greater movement in both the lower and middle price brackets and would be very welcome should we end up having to tackle a hard Brexit,” he says.Jonathan Hopper (left), Group MD of property finding firm Garrington, believes the pent-up demand in the market will “spring into action as soon as the political and economic clouds part,” he says.  Garrington house price Jackson-stops House price index Lucy Pendleton ONS Nick Leeming November 14, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Letter to Editor: FIT ‘Playing Politics Over Scheduling’

first_imgOcean City Mayor Jay GillianThe following letter is from Drew Fasy, chairman of the Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Jay Gillian, regarding an April 7 candidates debate at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Two men — incumbent Mayor Jay Gillian and challenger Ed Price — are running for mayor in the May 13 municipal election, but only Price attended the debate. In an earlier statement, Fasy said the mayor received an invitation for the April 7 debate only on March 24 and that the debate sponsors had run a newspaper ad announcing the debate without first confirming the mayor could attend.Read the counterpoint letter from Michael Hinchman, president of Fairness in Taxes, sponsors of the debate.Mayor Jay Gillian believes that open debate and discussion of the issues is an important part of our electoral process in Ocean City and is looking forward to two public debates during the campaign season. The first is a Candidates Forum sponsored by the Ocean City Community Association on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Free Public Library. The second is a debate jointly sponsored by the Ocean City Republican Club and the Ocean City Democratic Club on Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at  Ocean City High School.Unfortunately, Mr. Hinchman is deciding to play politics over scheduling. The fact is that Mr. Hinchman’s invitation was received well after the other events were set and conflicted with a previously scheduled family commitment for Mayor Gillian that he had arranged around the other scheduled debates. Due to a busy calendar, as well as not wanting to dilute attendance for the other organizations who had planned in advance, it wasn’t possible to reschedule.Mayor Gillian is proud of his record of working with the community to overcome challenges and restore cooperation and teamwork to our local government so that the priorities of Ocean City residents are the focus, not bickering or grandstanding. And he looks forward to discussing the future of Ocean City at the two public forums and debates that are scheduled.Andrew FasyCommittee To Re-Elect Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

New Additions Coming to O.C. Boardwalk, Beaches

first_imgSeasonal bathrooms like this one on 11th Street and the Boardwalk will add to the convenience for Ocean City visitors this summer. By MADDY VITALEThe busy tourist season, when throngs of visitors and residents head to the Boardwalk to enjoy amusements and shops or lounge on the beach before a dip in the ocean, is just months away.And Ocean City will be ready.In a continued effort to make visiting or living in Ocean City as convenient and enjoyable as possible for everyone, the city is adding seasonal bathrooms at three Boardwalk entrances and more Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps in the few areas that do not have them yet.While bathrooms may not be the main priority when planning a family trip to the beach, it helps to have as many as possible when strolling down the long stretch of Boardwalk, especially when there are young children involved, city officials pointed out.That is why the city is expanding the Boardwalk at Ninth, 10th and 11th streets to make way for pop-up seasonal bathrooms.There is a temporary restroom at 11th Street that currently looks similar to a tiny house. The pop-up bathroom will be removed to add new decking there and then a restroom will be put back there, Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said Monday.He said it is important that Ocean City guests are provided with clean and convenient bathrooms.“The expanded decking at these three street ends could accommodate more permanent structures, if usage this summer warrants it,” Bergen noted. “The work will be done in time for the season.”ADA ramps, like this one on Surf Road, will be installed at Waverly Beach and the Boardwalk at St. Charles Place.Construction bids for the new bathrooms are scheduled to be opened on Tuesday. City Council could award a contract, at the earliest, on Feb. 27.Contractors would then do the work in the spring, with the bathrooms ready for the summer vacation season.“Everything should be in place by summer,” Bergen said.Mayor Jay Gillian reported on capital improvement projects during his Mayor’s Update on Jan. 31.One of the projects involved additional ADA ramps.Specifically, before the summer, the city will install ADA ramps leading to Waverly Beach, which is off E. Atlantic Boulevard, and to the Boardwalk at St. Charles Place.“The city remains committed to improving accessibility whenever possible,” Gillian said in his update.Over the past two years, city officials have made it a priority to improve accessibility and offer conveniences to the Boardwalk and beaches. Workers have installed ADA ramps over bulkheads and at Boardwalk entrances.“All Boardwalk entrances are now accessible by ramp, and there are only a few beach entrances that require climbing stairs,” Bergen added.City officials say the goal is for residents and visitors to enjoy the resort beaches and Boardwalk.last_img read more