OCBP Takes 2nd Place in the Cape May County Lifeguard Championships

first_imgBy Dale BraunWhere: Rambler Road Beach in Wildwood CrestWhen: Took Place on Friday, July 7 at 6:30pmWho: All ten Cape County Beach Patrols participated in all events.What: Six competition titles and Overall Team Title.  Top five finishers in each race score various points to determine team title.  Top three get awards.2017 OC 2nd Place Team OverallHighlights:  In a night of tight races, Ocean City lost the team championship title to first time ever winner Wildwood by one point.  Brian McGroarty retained his championship title in the run/swim for the second year in a row.2017 3rd Place OC Surf Dash Team Pat Cusack, Ryan McCrossin, Frank Brady, Andrew DuffUp next:Come out and support OCBP at the following events:Tuesday, July 11 – Longport Women’s Invitational 33rd street beach at 6:30pmSaturday, July 15 – Ocean City Masters Swim 34th street beach at 10amTuesday, July 18 – Red Bull Surf and Rescue in front of historic Boardwalk Hall beach in Atlantic City at 5pmFriday, July 21 – Atlantic City Classic Albany Avenue beach 6:30pm2017 OC Two Time Run-Swim Champ Brian McGroarty2017 3rd Place Swim Quinn Cassidy2017 4th Place OC Singles Rower Shanin Theiss preparing for his race. 2017 2nd Place Doubles Row Shanin Theiss and Bryan Theiss.last_img read more

Vulfpeck Announces 2017 Album Featuring Bootsy Collins, David T. Walker, & More

first_imgVulfpeck has officially announced a new album Mr. Finish Line, due out November 7, 2017. The record is promised to include “10 Indi Bangers from the band that recorded Newsbeat,” a nod to their 2014 Fugue State. The video lists the following contributors: frequent vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik (who bandleader Jack Stratton recently revealed will be taking lead vocals for his first Vulf tune) and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong.Many of these names are familiar to the Vulfpeck catalogue, though a few names stand out as new and exciting. James Gadson, Bootsy Collins, Coco O., and Michael Bland are all first-time Vulf contributors, and will likely make the band’s 7th product their most ambitious release to date. Following last year’s The Beautiful Game, 2017’s Mr. Finish Line is finally taking shape after a huge year for the band. Last summer saw the quartet playing festivals nationwide, while this summer sees the group on an internationally sold-out tour. A band that thrives in their own continuous change, Vulfpeck has evolved to prove why they’re still a low-key, low-volume band in 2017. Watch the announcement trailer below, and pre-order your own copy today:Stratton recently sat down with interviewer Allegra Rosenberg for a “State of the Vulf Union” address, and discusses the progress the band has made over the past year or so, including their meteoric rise in popularity over recent months and how that affects their live show. While the pair discusses a number of topics, ranging from the more administrative, behind-the-scenes workings of Vulfpeck to the way the group approaches both live performances, collaborations, and the studio, one of the biggest takeaways from the interview is Stratton’s hints about what to expect from Vulfpeck’s upcoming studio effort due out in the fall. Watch the full interview below:last_img read more

People in Myanmar honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Dozens of people in Myanmar’s largest city have honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in the first known public resistance to the coup by the country’s military. The noise extended to more than a quarter-hour in several neighborhoods of Yangon. Shouts could be heard wishing detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi good health and calling for freedom. A senior politician and close confidante of Suu Kyi also urged citizens to defy the military through civil disobedience. The takeover marked a shocking fall from power for Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate who had lived under house arrest for years and became the country’s de facto leader after her party won elections in 2015.last_img

Conte suggests he is unsettled at Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000Reports from the Italian press have linked Juventus boss Max Allegri and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri with the job in recent times, and Conte says he is uncertain as to what the future holds.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 13 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested he is unsettled at the club due to continuing question marks surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge.Reports from the Italian press have linked Juventus boss Max Allegri and Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri with the job in recent times, and Conte says he is uncertain as to what the future holds. He told reporters, “I have another year of (my) contract with this club. But as you know very well everything is possible. In one moment you stay here, in another moment another person replaces you in your job. In this case, I think the club has to decide to send me away.“For the manager of this club it’s normal to have this type of situation, also if you won last season the league and you reached the final in the FA Cup. This is the history of this club for the manager.“I have a lot of experience to deal with this type of situation. (But) there is something strange if, after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me for another coach. I think in other clubs this doesn’t happen.”He added that he was happy with the Blues and would work hard to keep improving the club’s fortunes, saying, “Football is very difficult to stay at a club for many years, especially in England, before managers were in charge for many years, but now in England they are happy to sack the manager early.“We are talking about staying in Chelsea and the history of Chelsea is very clear, it’s normal that the press speak about Chelsea.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHAIRMAN OF DONEGAL JOINT-POLICING COMMITTEE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUPT VINCENT O’BRIEN

first_imgThe chairman of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee has paid tribute to Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien who has announced his retirement.Garda Supt Vincent O’BrienCllr Patrick Mc Gowan paid tribute to Supt O’Brien who leaves the force in June after more than 30 years service.He worked in the Donegal for a long time and began his career in Lifford during the Troubles and climbed up the ranks during a very successful career . “I would have worked very closely with Supt O’Brien as Donegal JPC Chair and found him to be very knowledgeable in all issues affecting Donegal and in the unique situation we find ourselves in being surrounded by a border, his experience and hard work would have helped to tackle crime.“I would like to wish him all the best on his well deserved retirement and spoke to him recently about his future plans which will see him doing quite a bit of traveling,” said Cllr McGowan.Born in Sligo, Supt O’Brien has served in Lifford, Buncrana and Letterkenny during a long and varied career.  CHAIRMAN OF DONEGAL JOINT-POLICING COMMITTEE PAYS TRIBUTE TO SUPT VINCENT O’BRIEN was last modified: May 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cllr patrick McGowanGardaretirementSupt Vincent O’Brienlast_img read more

Death of aspiring 49ers linebacker-turned-CEO of hunting apparel giant a suicide

first_imgThe death of Jason Hairston, who aspired to a pro football career before founding KUIU, a successful hunting apparel company, was a suicide, according to a post on his company’s website.It read in part: “We are incredibly saddened to report that Jason Hairston, the visionary leader and founder of KUIU, was found dead at his home in Dixon, CA on Sept. 4, 2018. He took his own life. The family has requested that donations be made to support CTE-related research at the Boston University …last_img

Technology for women in business

first_imgA government initiative called Technology for Women in Business is helping South Africa’s female entrepreneurs apply science- and technology-based business solutions to grow their businesses.The initiative, introduced in 1998 by the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to help move women from the sidelines to the mainstream of the economy through the innovative use of technology. It is run by the DTI’s Gender and Women Empowerment Unit, set up to ensure that the empowerment of women forms part of the broader mandate of the DTI.The national programme focuses on female entrepreneurs at all levels of business, from micro- to macro-enterprises. It aims to accelerate business growth through partnerships, education, mentoring and training. There is a customised incubator programme, which encourages business development in a controlled, mentored environment.TWIB’s objectives are to:Facilitate focused action by female entrepreneurs at all levels.Create successful role models.Unlock solutions to progressive approaches to doing business in a global economy.Exploit partnerships with government, corporates and women-focused organisations.Part of the initiative is the “techno-girl project”, which encourages girls to take science and maths, and follow careers in these fields by exposing them to engineering, science, entrepreneurship and technology, as well as providing information on career opportunities and learning programmes.The initiative also gives annual awards to those women who manage to enhance their businesses by using more advanced technology. Women from all sectors of the economy are eligible to enter, as long as they are applying enterprising technological innovations to help increase their production capacity and enhance the quality of their products.Other DTI programmes aimed at assisting female-owned businesses include:South African Women Entrepreneur’s Network (SAWEN): a networking forum to assist women in the SMME sector.Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF): an exclusive fund for women established by the DTI in partnership with Old Mutual.Bavumile Skills Development: provides training to mostly rural-based women to improve the quality of their products and enable access to domestic and international markets.Download Towards an Enabling Environment for Women Economic Empowerment in South Africa [PDF] for more information on the DTI’s programmes targeted at women. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

‘Mobile money’ competition heats up

first_img31 March 2010Competition in South Africa’s “mobile money” space is heating up, with Nedbank and mobile operator Vodacom teaming up to launch M-PESA, a solution that enables person-to-person money transfers via mobile phone – even between people without bank accounts.This follows hot on the heels of the launch of a similar product, dubbed Instant Money, by Standard Bank and retailer Spar.Like Instant Money, M-PESA enables customers, regardless of whether they have bank accounts, to transfer money from person to person using their mobile phones.“Both Nedbank and Vodacom are confident that M-PESA is going to change the lives of ‘unbanked’ South Africans, and we are looking forward to the imminent launch of the product,” Vodacom South Africa MD Shameel Joosub said in a statement this week.The M-PESA service was originally created as a pilot project co-funded by Vodafone and the “Financial Deepening Challenge Fund” of the British government’s Department for International Development.Since then, the service has proved hugely successful in Kenya, Tanzania and Afghanistan, with more than 10-million M-PESA customers.“M-PESA has a successful track record in other markets,” Joosub said, adding that the service would revolutionise the way South Africans transfer, share and spend their money.Nedbank’s Saks Ntombela said the bank was “delighted to be a part of this innovative, simple money transfer product which offers easy access to funds.“We are particularly excited about this offering being attractive to the previously unbanked population, who are not yet part of the formal banking system.”Nedbank has worked with the banking regulator to ensure that the initiative will meet all the requirements set out by the South African Reserve Bank.“With their proven track record of providing financial services to those who are traditionally unable to afford it, and their innovative approach to banking, we know they will bring a new dimension to the project,” Joosub said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Biodiesel and lower food prices

Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Price Outlook. The Consumer Price Index for grocery store items is 2.3% lower than the last year, all while biodiesel production is higher than ever.“Food is a universal part of most holiday celebrations, and this year prices have dropped even as biodiesel production is breaking records,” said Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. “As we’ve said for almost a decade, more biodiesel production helps the food supply, despite what opponents incorrectly claim.”Biodiesel production has grown steadily most years since Congress enacted the federal Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005. NBB expects a more than 2.6 billion gallon biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel market in the U.S. in 2016 — a record.“One reason biodiesel benefits the food supply is because it is made from fats and oils. When we grow protein to feed the world, we naturally get more fat and carbohydrates than we can eat,” said Don Scott, NBB’s director of sustainability. “One example is a soybean. To produce the oil needed to make just one gallon of biodiesel soybeans make 30 pounds of protein and 22 pounds of carbs and dietary fiber for the food supply at the same time.”Put another way, a growing world population means we must grow more protein. We can’t grow protein without co-producing fat as a byproduct. Fat is how nature stores energy.Biodiesel can be produced from any fat or vegetable oil, including recycled cooking oil, animal fats and soybean oil.By creating a market and value for unwanted soybean oil, biodiesel decreases soy protein meal prices by $20-40 per ton, according to a study by Informa Economics. This helps livestock producers with feed prices, and ultimately helps consumers in the price they pay for meat.“The bottom line is that biodiesel creates net benefits to food supply, and that’s worth a toast this holiday season,” Rehagen said. read more

Maestro Pep Guardiola gets a sweet tune from his smooth operators

first_imgSade Sadio Mané’s stoppage-time winner lifts Liverpool over Manchester City Topics Manchester City will not break any more records, says Pep Guardiola Facebook Sade is a big favourite at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Pinterest Sportblog Pep Guardiola Share on Facebook It is a world away from the rock ’n’ roll football that is attempted by his more prosaic peers. While at Besiktas, Slaven Bilic was asked whose music his team most resembled. “Let’s think … not the Doors, not the Beatles. Pink Floyd? The team is as talented as Pink Floyd but no, we are not Pink Floyd,” the Croat replied. “I think we are Iron Maiden. Like Iron Maiden, we play with very high energy and everyone does their jobs very well.” Sadly, also like the British rockers, their output was wildly unpredictable, and after two seasons Bilic was on his way.City fans have seen before how the music managers listen to can have an effect on the way their teams play. Between 2005 and 2007 they had a manager in Stuart Pearce who banned R’n’B from the dressing room and replaced it with the Sex Pistols, whose aggressive anthems he played at full volume in the hope that his players would take to the field pumped with adrenaline and ready to fight their way to victory. Under his watch Ben Thatcher, a full-back who played as if flaying about in a perpetual solo moshpit, was banned for eight matches after knocking Portsmouth’s Pedro Mendes unconscious with a viciously wielded elbow. Pearce then conjured perhaps history’s most inappropriate supportive turn of phrase when amid the ensuing furore he declared that Thatcher was feeling extremely contrite. “I can assure everybody,” he said, “this has hit the player very hard.” Towards the end of his playing career Pearce was at Newcastle when their then manager Ruud Gullit had to make it a club rule that the left-back never be allowed near the stereo. “You cannot think properly about the game ahead with so much noise going on around you,” Gullit said of the player’s terrible tunes. “Before a game you should want to talk to one another about what each of you will be doing. You cannot have a big ghetto‑blaster like that playing when you should be talking about the job ahead. The music distracts you. So, for me, there was nothing to discuss. I have taken the machine away.”He might have turned the high-tempo thrashings of Pearce’s pet punks into Newcastle’s sweatiest taboo, but Gullit wouldn’t dream of taking the machine away from Guardiola. The Dutchman likes music that can suitably soundtrack the “sexy football” he so famously aspired to, and once spent an entire holiday driving around Portugal while listening to a particular artist. “I’ll never forget the endless Sade tapes,” he recalled. “It is now among my favourite music.” Share on Messenger The greatest test of the similarity between Guardiola’s work and that of the musician who soundtracks it cannot yet be completed. It remains to be seen if the Spaniard will still be admired and influential three decades from now, but you can be damn sure that’s what football’s smoothest operator is anticipating. Read more Iron Maidencenter_img Share on Twitter Few people know the secrets behind Pep Guardiola’s managerial success as well as Domènec Torrent, who worked as the Spaniard’s assistant at Barcelona B, with the Catalan club’s first team, at Bayern Munich and finally at Manchester City before, after 11 years, leaving his mentor’s side this summer to take over at New York City. This week Torrent offered a glimpse inside Guardiola’s tactical bunker.“Pep loves music in general and I am the same,” he said. “When we worked in the office we always had music on. Not rock music. Just something relaxing, maybe Sade.”This could be the least surprising musical revelation in the history of football. For a start, since taking over at the Etihad Stadium Guardiola has led the team on two pre‑season tours of America, the latest of which sees them play Bayern Munich in Miami on Sunday. Over successive summers Guardiola has literally taken his team coast to coast, LA (where they played Real Madrid last year) to Chicago (where they lost 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund last Saturday), and across the north and south to Key Largo. This is a manager who hasn’t just listened to Smooth Operator, Sade’s 1984 hit, he has dedicated himself to turning its lyrics into reality.Guardiola is not the first manager to schedule pre‑season trips to America around his favourite music, John Gregory having memorably organised Aston Villa’s visit to New York in 1999 to coincide with a concert by his favourite singer, Bruce Springsteen. Sign up for the Fiver. Manchester City Twitter Share on LinkedIn Stuart Pearce Share on Pinterest Share via Email But there was little of the Boss’s music to be found in Gregory’s team, little of his workaholic, anthemic brilliance in the Villans’ creditable march to a sixth-place finish the following season. For all his ability late-career Paul Merson was not exactly born to run. City’s debt to Sade runs deeper, being somehow evident even on the pitch, in the life of their midfield diamond and the way Guardiola has cajoled his players to move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.In his famous “symphonic fairy tale” Peter and the Wolf, Sergey Prokofiev used different orchestral instruments to represent each character. “The role of each animal or bird will be played by a single instrument,” Natalia Satz, the director of Moscow Children’s Theatre who commissioned the piece in 1936, remembered the composer saying. “The characters’ individuality will be expressed in the timbres of different instruments, and each of them will have a leitmotiv.” If a similar trick were to be attempted with current football teams, Guardiola’s City side could be perfectly represented by Smooth Operator’s opening saxophone solo: classy, seductive, technically flawless, wildly popular, ludicrously successful. 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