Weekly Activity Report January 15 – 21

first_imgCalls for Service: 536        Daily Average: 76 January 15, 2017: Sunday Calls for service: 77 Vehicle Stops:29 Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:29 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 2 EMS callsDomestic violence, 900 block Pleasure Ave., at 1:46amWarrant, 800 block West Ave., one in custody, at 11:24amWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 5:45pmAssault, 400 block Simpson Ave., one in custody, at 8:05pm January 16, 2017: Monday Calls for service: 89 Vehicle Stops:34  Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:33  Alarms:1The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 9 EMS callsTrespassing, 1000 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 8:41amFraud, Waterview Blvd., at 9:17amTheft, 300 block Haven Ave., at 7:40pm January 17, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 76 Vehicle Stops:12 Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:37 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 5 EMS calls January 18, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 83 Vehicle Stops:19 Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:37 Alarms:3The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, 300 10th St., one in custody, at 11:47pm January 19, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 77 Vehicle Stops:15 Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:37 Alarms:0The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 11 EMS callsHarassment, 1600 block Simpson Ave., at 9:20pm January 20, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 73Vehicle Stops:23 Vehicle Accidents:0 Property Checks:31 Alarms:1The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 3 EMS callsFraud, 1500 block Bay Ave., at 5:19amDomestic violence, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 5:41pmJanuary 21, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 59 Vehicle Stops:5  Vehicle Accidents:1 Property Checks:27 Alarms:6The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 900 block Gardens Pkwy., at 10:26amWarrant, 900 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 10:58amWarrant, 1300 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:39pmTheft, 3400 block Haven Ave., at 5:34pmVehicle accident, 4400 block Asbury Ave., at 6:59pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. Bicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.  Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.last_img read more

LoBiondo Announces More Than $2 Million for Improvement Projects & Expansions at South Jersey…

first_imgCongressman Frank LoBiondo Building upon the tens of millions of dollars of infrastructure and security improvements at the Atlantic City International and other South Jersey municipal airports over the past decade, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced a total of $2,039,686 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for additional projects at five area airports.“This is clearly a great month for aviation in South Jersey, first in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the FAA Technical Center and now with more than $2 million in federal funding directed to our airports. The cooperative and unwavering effort to transform ACY into a top-notch airport has benefitted both passengers as well as air carriers investing in South Jersey. Additionally, opportunities such as research and testing of unmanned aerial systems is bringing renewed focus and excitement to smaller airports in our region,” said LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee. “I am proud of the success we’ve had in bringing millions of federal dollars in the past decade for such improvements and will continue to vigorously advocate greater connectivity of South Jersey to the nation’s transportation system.”“Congressman LoBiondo has long been an advocate of the Atlantic City International Airport and continues to recognize the need and importance of airport infrastructure and safety with this latest round of grants that we have received from the FAA,” said ACY Airport Director Timothy Kroll.                Federal funding awards are as follows:Atlantic City International Airport$225,000 in airport improvement program funding to remove tree hazards around the airport; and,$121,500 in a discretionary grant to acquire 1.7 acres of land within the Runway 13 protection zone.Cape May County Airport$550,000 in airport improvement program funding for the design phase of the rehabilitation of the existing B apron to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement as well as a purchase of a replacement truck with plow equipment; and,$50,000 in airport improvement program funding to update the pavement management study.Millville Municipal Airport$457,000 in airport improvement program funding for the design phase of the rehabilitation of the existing north apron and expansion of the south apron to accommodate increased use by general aviation aircraft; and,$50,000 in airport improvement program funding to update the pavement management study.Ocean City Municipal Airport$69,660 in airport improvement program funding to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment and increase lighting of nearby building obstructions to meeting FAA standards.Woodbine Municipal Airport$516,526 in airport improvement program funding for the design and construction of a helicopter parking apron.last_img read more

Cape May County Reports Two New Coronavirus Deaths

first_img1 TOTAL RECOVERED CAPE MAY CITY13 AVALON06 CAPE MAY POINT0 TOTAL DECEASED The Cape May County Department of Health announced Monday two new coronavirus deaths and provided an update on the number of positive and recovered cases reported in the county.In total, 15 Cape May County residents have died of complications from COVID-19. The most recent deaths were a 51-year-old woman from Upper Township and an 83-year-old man from Lower Township. Cape May County previously had not had any coronavirus deaths since April 13.“It is with great sadness that we announce more lives lost to this pandemic,” Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson said. “Our sympathies and thoughts go out to these families. The death of two of our community members is a reminder to us all to continue to heed the precautions associated with preventing the spread of this disease.”Six new cases of coronavirus were reported Monday, bringing the total number in the county to 217, according to a press release.Following is a breakdown of the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in Cape May County: Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.For additional information visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net NORTH WILDWOOD23 DENNIS TOWNSHIP8131 WEST WILDWOOD01 UPPER TOWNSHIP17162 OCEAN CITY1414 WILDWOOD CREST44center_img WEST CAPE MAY1 SEA ISLE CITY02 WOODBINE1 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP35310 MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHS TOTAL ACTIVE140 LOWER TOWNSHIP431711 62 WILDWOOD143 15 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY217 STONE HARBOR0last_img read more

‘It means a lot to get the recognition’

first_img“It was a long time coming,” says Shuga Budz owner Amelia Nutting on winning the Celebration Cake Business of the Year category after being a finalist four times.“It was nice to finally get the title,” she tells British Baker, adding it felt “wonderful” to be presented with the Baking Industry Award (BIA) last year.Nutting was 17 when her mum founded Shuga Budz and started to make and sell cakes, with Nutting joining the business soon after.Shuga Budz first entered the awards category in 2008 (when it was then the Cake Maker of the Year award), and has continued to enter since, determined to win. “We had to keep entering,” says Nutting.Last July, when the business learned it had become a finalist once again, the team of six that makes up Shuga Budz “squealed”, says Nutting, while her mum burst into tears.And it was her mum who accompanied Nutting to September’s awards ceremony, hosted by Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London.Nutting believes their success was partly down to hitting the judges’ brief well.The winning entry, a futuristic cake displaying a spaceship, comet and alien creatures, was crafted to fit last year’s cosmic theme. Nutting iced the base in four layers of colours, cut out replica black holes and used lustres of gold and silver to pick out the planets.“Our design was clear – you could see exactly what it was meant to be. I think it just had a little more finesse and precision than the others.”It means a lot to the business to win.“We’ve got recognition for our hard work. We are very proud – we create every day, so it’s really nice for other people to see our skills.”Nutting has advice for other celebration cake firms considering entering the awards: “You can’t win if you don’t enter. It’s always good to do so, as you never know who can win.”She adds: “Believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else can. And make sure that anything you do, you do it to the best of your ability.”As for the future, Shuga Budz is getting ready for the year ahead and Nutting hopes to secure more big commission pieces to get their name known further afield.“We just want to keep it going, keep our standards high and see where the future takes us.Sponsor’s comment“Amelia’s cake captured the ‘cosmic’ brief perfectly – she designed an action-packed cake that was well balanced, cleanly executed and showcased her talents as a cake-maker brilliantly.”Suzanne Thorp, independent judgelast_img read more

Service project helps out at holiday

first_imgA food packaging service project sponsored by the Harvard Interfaith Collaborative will be held on Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH), adjacent to the Radcliffe Quadrangle. Members of the Harvard community are invited to give thanks in a day of interfaith community service and dialogue by assembling food packages on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers are welcome to drop in at any time. The event will also include facilitated dialogue on what motivates people of different faiths and philosophical convictions to engage in service work. Refreshments will be provided.Following the enormous success of this year’s 9/11 interfaith community service project, organized by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, where more than 9,110 nutritious meals were packaged for food-insecure children, the collaborative hopes to double that effort by packaging 20,000 meals to distribute during Thanksgiving week through the Kids Care program at Outreach and the Humanist Chaplaincy’s new “Values in Action Initiative.”Donations, which go directly to pay for the food package supplies, may be made here.last_img read more

Belle prepares for marathon

first_imgWhile some students are traveling to Chicago this weekend to watch the Fighting Irish take on the Miami at Soldier Field, Saint Mary’s senior Alyssa Vinluan is going to the city for her own athletic competition. Vinluan will run 26.2 miles Sunday when she races in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This will be Vinlaun’s first marathon, which she has been training for since June 1. Despite months of training, running and planning for Sunday, she has only been running for just over a year. “I only started running in July of 2011,” she said. “That is when I ran my first mile. I started to sign up for 5Ks and 10Ks, and then I did the Holy Half.” Despite making a commitment in only January to run the Chicago Marathon, Vinlaun said running a marathon has been a life-long goal. “I have always wanted to do a marathon, but it was something I never thought I could actually do,” she said. Vinluan’s inspiration to run a marathon came almost a year ago. Her older brother Gilbert, who has run five Chicago Marathons and participated in an IronMan competition, was visiting for Christmas and Vinluan said she was discussing with him her “new passion for running.” “He was like, ‘Then you should sign up for the Chicago Marathon,’ and so in January, I registered for the race and committed to it,” she said. Vinluan said her brother’s experiences with running and the Marathon have been a convenient and needed means of support. “We’re not running [the race] together because he’s a much faster runner than I am,” she said. “But I knew I’d have somebody there with me the whole time, and that has been a big help.” Vinluan has been emailing and texting her brother for advice, and the two update each other on their training runs. In addition to the support of her brother, she said her boyfriend and friends have been constant sources of encouragement for her throughout her months of training. “[Senior] Dani Haydell, who is on the Saint Mary’s cross country team has done some of my runs with me,” she said. “And my boyfriend, Brier, who did track and field when he went to Notre Dame, also did some runs with me. Also, my family has been really encouraging and helpful.” In addition to the intense training and constant self-discipline needed to prepare for the Chicago Marathon, Vinluan has also raised money for a charity, Opportunity Enterprises. Based out of her hometown of Valparaiso, Ind., Opportunity Enterprises is an organization that supports people with multiple disabilities. The funds from the marathon will support the organization’s early intervention program, All About Kids. “I am proud to be running and raising money for such an amazing program,” she said. “The support of my family and friends in helping me reach my fundraising goal is the best part [of my marathon experience.]” Despite the support from her loved ones and her excellent experiences with Opportunity Enterprises, Vinluan said there have been some obstacles to her training and final goal. “Training in June, July and August ⎯ that was no problem because it was summer,” she said. “But once school started and I had to manage training with classes, Dance Marathon, my job at the writing center and my other responsibilities, it was difficult. It took a lot to make me go out and run 10 miles on a Wednesday.” However, Vinluan said she is excited to participate in her first marathon and is eager for the family time that will follow the race. “My boyfriend flew in from California and will be waiting for me at the finish line,” she said.last_img read more

Iran warns of lengthy ‘new way of life’ as virus deaths rise

first_img“The new way of life we have adopted” is to everyone’s benefit, he said, adding that “these changes will likely have to stay in place for some time”.After weeks of refraining from imposing lockdown or quarantine measures, Tehran decided Wednesday to ban all intercity travel until at least April 8.Without an official lockdown in place, the government has repeatedly urged Iranians to stay home “as much as possible”.Schools and universities in some provinces were closed in late February and the measure was later extended to the whole country.After Rouhani’s warning, the reopening of schools following this year’s Persian New Year holidays of March 19 to April 3 appears unlikely.On a positive note, Rouhani said he had been told by top health experts and doctors that “in some provinces we have passed the peak [of the epidemic] and are on a downward trajectory”.Several Iranian government officials and notable figures have been infected by the new coronavirus, some of whom have died.The most recent case of infection was Mohammad-Reza Khatami, brother of former president Mohammad Khatami and an ex-deputy speaker of parliament.He is currently hospitalized, according to state news agency IRNA.Iraj Harirchi, a deputy health minister who tested positive for the virus in late February, has returned to public life and appeared on state television to emphasize safety precautions. President Hassan Rouhani warned Sunday that “the new way of life” in Iran was likely to be prolonged, as its declared death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 2,640.The Islamic republic is one of the countries worst-hit by the virus, which first originated in China.Iran announced its first infection cases on February 19, but a senior health official has acknowledged that the virus was likely to have already reached Iran in January. At his daily news briefing, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 123 more people in Iran had died from the virus in the past 24 hours.He reported 2,901 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the overall number of officially confirmed cases to 38,309.According to the official, 12,391 of those hospitalized have recovered and 3,467 are in “critical” condition.”We must prepare to live with this virus until a treatment or vaccine is discovered, which has not yet happened to date,” President Hassan Rouhani said in a cabinet meeting.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Club president makes desperate plea to scupper Arsenal & PSG move for Manchester United’s Ander Herrera

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Solskjaer could lose him (Picture: AFP/Getty)But his former club Athletic Bilbao have now entered the frame and their club president has asked the Spaniard to push for a return to the Basque side in the next transfer window.Aitor Elezegi hopes that not only Herrera returns but that Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente and Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez also come back to Athletic Bilbao.‘Any of those three could play in the team,’ Elezegi told AS. ‘Athletic has the ability to go through with these type of transfers.‘I hope Javi, Herrera or Llorente would like to make the effort, which would be a generous one.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Herrera is a wanted man (Picture: Getty Images)Ander Herrera’s future remains a hot topic of discussion and his former club have entered the race to sign him.The Manchester United midfielder’s contract expires this summer and he has not ruled out the possibility of leaving Old Trafford.‘I focus on playing football in the month and a half that remains, the rest I leave to my agent, both the possible renewal with United and if he talks to another club for my departure,’ he said on international duty.Paris Saint-Germain were believed to be the favourites to land him and have placed a huge £150,000-a-week offer on the table for the Spaniard.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal have also expressed their interest in landing the 29-year-old, while United also hope to keep him. Club president makes desperate plea to scupper Arsenal & PSG move for Manchester United’s Ander Herrera Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Mar 2019 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 link449Shareslast_img read more

All Employees of Ugandan Parastatal Fired

first_imgAround 2000 workers of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have been fired following the appointment of a new Executive Director.The agency’s new boss Allen Kagina first duty in office is to counter corruption which led to the staff receiving a memo on their phones thanking them for their services and asked those interested to apply for their jobs afresh.Ms. Kagina was at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for a decade before moving jobs. She increased URA’s revenue four times from 2 trillion Ugandan shillings in 2004 to 8 trillion Ugandan shillings by 2014; a major success that led to her new position in UNRA.Allen Kagina, Executive Director, Uganda National Roads AuthorityThe first to go were the department heads of human resource, procurement, finance and IT. Allen Kagina soon discovered the billion dollar scandal in the creation of ghost roads and payment of ghost property owners which led to the mass job loss. According to the Executive Director this was an indication that corruption in the organization went deeper than the heads.UNRA Act allows for the board to dismiss all employees so none of the staff members will have the grounds for a lawsuit. The organization will recruit at least 1736 new employees after restructuring.Source – Standard Digitallast_img read more

NPFL: Enyimba, Lobi Stars Clash in Delicate Matchup in Calabar

first_imgGeorge AkpayenNigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table toppers, Lobi Stars will have their title credentials face a stern scrutiny at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar this afternoon when they face seven-time champions Enyimba.Lobi Stars are really having a fine spell in the top division having lost just once (2-1 to champions Plateau United) in their last nine matches this season — something that will make Paul Aigbogun’s men not treat this contest with kid gloves. The People’s Elephant, on the other hand, have managed just a win in their last three matches in all competitions including in the CAF Confederation Cup. And the two-time CAF Champions League winners know that they have to put the full points on the board to give themselves a shot at the league title this term.Enyimba defender Oke Ogagatewho acknowledged that fact after featuring in their 3-4 defeat at Nasarawa United over the weekend.“We have to give it our all. All we need tomorrow is victory. I think it will turn around the situation in the standings. We know what is at stake, and we know what we want,” said the former Warri Wolves man ahead of Wednesday’s rearranged fixture.Aigbogun’s men will be buoyed that they took a point off Lobi when they first met this term at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Lobi relied on a 65th-minute goal by Ezekiel Mbah from the spot to cancel out Chinedu Udeagha’s first-half strike on the first matchday of the season in January.However Lobi have grown in stature from that team that produced a tepid opening day performance to one which is about to take the league title in a dash, having led at the top for 12 matchdays consecutively into this matchup. Anyway that will not change if they fail to win or avoid defeat in the port city of Calabar.This game will have a pitch full of some big-names in the country. Lobi will have a field of veterans mixed with experienced gladiators for this big game. Their elder state men Cletus Itodo and David Tyavkase are expected to take charge of things in the middle of the park with last season’s leading scorer Anthony Okpotu, Ezekiel Mbah and Austin Ogunye in line to feature in attack.Lobi also have in defence, an impressive playing personnel of full-backs in Solomon Kwambe and Ebube Duru as well as Umar Zango and Monsuru Bashiru in the heart of defence to cover for Olufemi Kayode who has been impressive in goal so far this season.Enyimba are not short of their own stars despite having to play the season without some of their stellar names. In Theophilus Afelokhai and his Ghanaian Fatau Dauda, Aigbogun has two of the division’s top stoppers coupled with outfield players in Ifeanyi Anaemena, Maxwell Effiom, Chinedu Udeagha, Abdulrahman Bashir, Wasiu Alalade, Uche John and Freedom Omofoman who can turn any game on its head whenever he comes off the bench as an impact sub.So Lobi could also have their hands full as they have to play without their top scorer this term.Lobi will miss the service of Samad Kadiri who begins a three-match suspension following a red card issued to him in his team’s 3-0 success over Yobe Stars on Sunday for an off-the-ball incident. Samad is Lobi’s leading scorer this term with seven goals.Record goalscorer in a single season in the NPFL, Mfon Udoh, still remains sidelined. He is yet to play a single game for the People’s Elephant owing to injury, according to the club.On Wednesday when referee Adebimpe Quadri from Lagos State sets the tone for this match, Lobi who have failed to win at Enyimba in their last 15 attempts will hope they can produce a shock result, or at least invoke their outing of May 1, 2016 when they were forced to a 2-2 draw. It was Chinedu Udoji (now late) who netted Enyimba’s equalizer with two minutes to time to deny Lobi a famous away win on that occasion.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more