O.C. Officials Issue Statement on Rowdy Teens

first_imgThe mayor’s office and police department have been working together to address issues related to large groups of young teenagers causing problems in Ocean City, according to a joint statement from Mayor Jay Gillian and Police Chief Jay Prettyman.Towns throughout the state have been dealing with the same concerns.“As always, public safety will be the No. 1 priority for the entire city team,” Gillian said.The city has also received many calls and emails related to an assault involving female juveniles on Saturday, April 17.Many of the calls appear to stem from incomplete and inaccurate accounts of the incident shared on social media.Three suspects were immediately taken into custody, and the case is being handled to the fullest extent allowed within the law.The public should be aware that a new Attorney General’s directive on Juvenile Justice Reform limits the enforcement actions that may be taken in these situations.The mayor has spoken with the victim’s mother and will continue to be in touch with the family.The city also is aware of large groups riding bicycles in reckless, dangerous and threatening fashion.To address this activity, the OCPD will:Deploy seasonal officers who recently graduated from the Cape May County Police Academy.Increase the presence of officers assigned throughout town.Issue summonses for reckless and threatening bicycle riding.Use a city ordinance to hold parents and guardians accountable for lack of supervision and control over juvenile children.Use unmarked cars to take video of illegal behaviors with officers ready to issue summonses.Use public and private camera systems citywide to identify and verify illegal behavior.The department urges the community to help in this effort by reporting illegal behavior as it happens. Enforcement is always easier if reports are timely. Call the non-emergency number at 609-399-9111. For all emergencies, call 9-1-1. City officials and police are cracking down on large gatherings of unruly teens. last_img read more

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Indiana Legislative Session Starts Tuesday

first_imgState Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will be in Indianapolis Tuesday.Local lawmakers will return to the Statehouse Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day event prior to the start of the January 2013 legislative session.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) indicated that no legislation will take place Tuesday.“It is mostly ceremonial, but it is an important part of getting started,” said Representative Frye. “Organization Day is a time when any changes in committee assignments will be made, and {The Speaker of the House Brian Bosma] will give a speech where he will outline his plans for the upcoming legislative session.”Frye will be among 100 representatives and 50 senators for the 2014 legislative session.“I have several bills drafted for the 2014 legislation,” Representative Frye explained.Soil productivity factors are a rating system used to compare the productive potential of one soil type to the other for property tax purposes. Frye hopes to pass legislation in 2014 that requires legislative approval prior to soil productivity factor changing.“That way, those elected to represent the people, are responsible for any increase or decrease in their taxes,” Frye said.The 1973 Batesville High School graduate will continue listening to citizens in his district.“They can count on me on paying close attention and reaching out to the citizens of House District 67.”The 2014 legislative session could potentially cover the proposal to alter Indiana’s gay marriage ban and reconsideration of state educational standards.House District 67 represents residents of Dearborn, Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Jefferson and Switzerland counties.last_img read more

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Kenneth Lee Nulik, Caldwell farmer, June 15, 1926 – Aug. 23, 2013

first_imgKenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Esther Joann, their daughters and families, Vicki Morrison, Sheryl and Greg Nickol, Shelley and Gary Coffey,  brother-in-law Jerome Niebaum and wife Judy, 8 grandchildren, Chad, Michelle, Joe, Jennifer, Chris, Heather, Kristian and Hilary, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell. Kenneth NulikKenneth Lee Nulik son of Joseph and Jennie Misak Nulik was born at home in rural Freeport, KS on December 31, 1926.  He departed this life on August 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 23 days.Kenneth was raised on a farm 8 miles west of Caldwell , KS attending grade school at King School and graduating high school at Caldwell in 1944.  He enlisted into the  United States Navy that same year and was honorably discharged July 16, 1946.On June 15, 1946 he was united in marriage with Esther Joann Niebaum in Wichita, KS.  To this union three daughters were born, Vicki Lee, Sheryl Lynn, and Shelley Ann.After his discharge from the Navy, Kenneth farmed west of Caldwell, he then became a driller for the oil wells.  After his oil well days, he became employed by the John Deere dealership in Caldwell where he worked as a mechanic and then a salesman. Upon retiring, he resumed farming.Kenneth was an avid horseman belonging to the Caldwell Saddle Club for many years.  He loved to hunt, fish and golf and later traveled with friends in their campers for which many memories were made.He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother,  Jackie and his sister JoAnn. Memorials may be given in Kenneth’s name to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery. Interment will be in the Czechoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell.last_img read more

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Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Moreland hit a three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh inning and Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth.Boston’s pinch-hitters have come up big all Series. Through the first four games, they are 6 for 18 (.333) with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Red Sox are batting .218 overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The bench has been the key to our entire playoffs,” slugger J.D. Martinez said. “The guys that no one expects are the ones who are delivering. It is unreal.”Moreland’s homer to right field on a first-pitch changeup from Ryan Madson was Boston’s second pinch-hit homer in the World Series. The 1959 Dodgers and 1975 Red Sox are the only other teams with multiple pinch-hit home runs in the same Fall Classic. Not bad for a team that hit only two pinch-hit homers during the course of a 162-game regular season. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Moreland joins Bernie Carbo (who had two in 1975), Bobby Kielty (2007) and Eduardo Nunez (Game 1 this year) as Boston players who have homered in a World Series game as pinch-hitters.“With the way we play, we’re constantly trying to get some guys on base, put pressure on the other side. So we got that chance right there,” Moreland said after hitting his third World Series home run. “I saw him throw a couple of changeups to Jackie (Bradley Jr.) up in the zone. I decided, why not sit on that one first pitch? And when he threw it, I saw it pretty good, and put a good swing on it.”It was Moreland’s fourth career postseason homer but first as a pinch-hitter. Prior to that swing, Moreland was batting .250 this postseason (4 for 16) but was 1 for 6 in a pinch-hitting role.Devers was batting .276 (8 for 29) for the postseason, and Saturday night was only the third time he has been brought in off the bench. After Holt doubled off Dylan Floro with one out, Devers laced a 2-0 changeup to center, scoring Holt for a 5-4 lead, and the Red Sox went on to score five runs in the ninth.The third baseman, who turned 22 on Wednesday, became the youngest player in World Series history to have a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later. The last player younger than 23 to deliver a pinch-hit RBI in the Fall Classic was Pittsburgh’s Milt May in 1971 against Baltimore.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES “I was just ready for my moment to come, whenever that may be,” Devers said. “Being in the National League, you’ve got to be ready from the first inning with obviously the pitchers hitting. So I just wanted to be ready for whatever the situation was.”Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers said Boston’s bench success can mostly be attributed to first-year manager Alex Cora and the way he has been able to keep everyone involved by always communicating to players about when they will be used during a game.“He just has a way of giving them confidence by telling them, ‘I am going to use you here, be ready, be prepared’ and then it happens,” Hyers said. “They are prepared and have confidence when they walk out to the batter’s box because the manager has prepared them to go out and show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Boston Red Sox’s Mitch Moreland watches his three-run home run during the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. Left is home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LOS ANGELES — Boston’s bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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IM threatens to blow up Bareilly station over Kanwar route

first_imgBareilly: Munne Khan, also known as ‘Mullah’, purportedly the area commander of Indian Mujahideen (IM) has snet a letter to Bareilly railway station superintendent Satyaveer Singh, threatening to ‘blow up the station if kanwarias pass through Muslim-dominated areas in the city’.Vigil in and around the railway station has been intensified and policemen in plain clothes are being deployed there.In the letter, the area commander has said: “I, area commander of IM, want to inform station superintendent that if Kanwarias pass through the Muslim dominated areas, we will explode the railway station. You better inform the police and administration.”Station house officer of the government railway police, Bareilly, Krishna Avtar said, “We are keeping a close eye on each and every person visiting station.”Notably, in the past few years, the district had hit national headlines due to scuffle between two communities over the kanwar route.last_img read more

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Its Not The End Of An Era For Mens Tennis

That still leaves the Big Four in a much stronger state than the prior ruling class ever reached.2None of the three men who preceded Federer, Nadal and Djokovic as new world No. 1s ever had a year as good as each one is on pace to have this year, even though it’s a down year for tennis titans. The trio — Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Lleyton Hewitt — are Federer’s contemporaries, but they never unseated him the way the much younger trio of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have.The five younger upstarts — Cilic and Nishikori, plus Grigor Dimitrov, Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic, who are between age 23 and 26 and reached their first Slam semis this year — have mostly been defined by their arrested tennis development. They’ve shed the previously apt Lost Boys title with career years this season. But they’re more of a Medium Five or Next Five than a Fab Five, though at least, unlike that Michigan quintet, one of these five will win a major title in a Monday championship.There wasn’t an obvious name for the group until Cilic perfectly described it after his near-perfect match Saturday. In his press conference, Cilic referred three times to the sport’s “second line.”“The guys there are from second line, are moving closer and they are more often at the later stage of the tournament,” Cilic said. “They are going to get only better; they’re not going to get worse.”Cilic was including Australian Open champ Wawrinka in his list, but Wawrinka, 29, is older than three of the Big Four. For our purposes, we’re not going to include him so that the “second line” is a separate generation from the current stars, who are between ages 27 and 33.There is one major name missing from the second line’s roster: Juan Martin del Potro, who turns 26 this month. He and the second line are the six youngest men ranked in the Top 20. Even Monday’s champion probably won’t finish this year with a season as good as del Potro’s best. In 2009, the year he turned 21, del Potro won the U.S. Open, came within a set of the French Open final and reached the quarterfinals of six Masters tournaments.Injuries have kept him from maintaining that level, and from playing any tennis for the last six months. But already del Potro has achieved in his career more than the quintet of his peers will have achieved after Monday’s final: one major title; three Masters finals (the other five have two total); and seven titles at the 500 level, the next tier down from Masters events (the other five have five, and three of those belong to Nishikori). Before Monday, del Potro was the only man who is now under 27 and had played in a Grand Slam final. Federer had won 12 Grand Slam titles before turning 27.Adjusting for age shows how much the second line lags the first, even in a career year. The most accomplished four of the bunch — del Potro, Cilic, Raonic and Nishikori — have won 24 percent of their maximum possible total of ranking points at the Masters and Grand Slam events this season. The Big Four, at roughly the same average age in 2010, won 68 percent. At age 20, the Big Four won 53 percent to the second line’s 5 percent at the same age. And this year, all of the Big Four could finish ahead of all five of the second line in the rankings.So the second line isn’t the generation we need to take over men’s tennis. But it’s the one we have — at least until the generation of Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios and other promising teenagers launches its challenge. And the second line is playing its best tennis this season. Heading into the U.S. Open, Dimitrov, Nishikori and Raonic all were on pace for career highs in dominance ratio (DR), the ratio of returning points win percentage to opponent returning points win percentage — a good marker of overall level. And Cilic and Gulbis were serving better than ever, with career highs in ace percentage and first-serve win percentage.Through the lens of the past week, Nishikori looks like the most impressive member of the second line. He beat three top-five seeds in his last three matches at the Open. But his DR was below 1 in his last two wins, meaning he won them with little margin.Cilic, by contrast, straight-setted two top-six seeds in his last two matches, and was forced into just one tiebreaker. He has also been more durable than Nishikori has during their careers. The two youngest members of the group, Dimitrov and Raonic, have stayed mostly healthy, too, and have climbed the most steadily and quickly.One of those three or del Potro probably will finish with the best career of the second line’s generation. Whoever does will be hard pressed even to match the achievements of Murray. He’s by far the weakest member of the Big Four, an oligarchy that remains dominant even in its decline. The reigning oligarchs of men’s tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — have devolved a smidgen of power to the sport’s second line.For six years, the Big Four have ruled the sport, hoarding its biggest titles and topping the rankings. This year, five younger men have broken through, most dramatically on Saturday at the U.S. Open. First Kei Nishikori stunned world No. 1 Djokovic in four sets. Then Marin Cilic straight-setted five-time Open champ Federer. Nishikori and Cilic will play in Monday’s final, the first Grand Slam final for each man and the first without a member of the Big Four since 2005.Federer lightly applauded his younger rivals’ modest achievements in his post-match press conference Saturday. After congratulating Cilic for his great play, Federer called it “definitely refreshing to some extent” to have new names in a Grand Slam final, and added, “I hope they can play a good final.”Federer pointed out that any tennis writers who downgraded the Big Four’s stock when Stan Wawrinka won in Australia in January had to explain the finals of this year’s French Open and Wimbledon, which featured exclusively himself, Nadal and Djokovic. “But this is another chance for you guys, you know,” Federer told the room full of journalists. “So you should write what you want. I don’t think so, but … .”Federer is both right and wrong. The Big Four really have been slipping. That can be hard to spot because each player has had a complicated arc over the last few seasons. Djokovic gained, lost and regained the No. 1 ranking, with Nadal and Federer each holding it for a spell. Federer has rebounded swiftly from a mediocre 2013. Murray has dropped fast after winning two Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal over a 12-month run that ended last summer.Group the four together, though, and the decline is more apparent. In 2011, they won an absurd 84 percent of their maximum possible total of ranking points at the 13 annual tournaments that bring together the world’s best male players: the Masters and Grand Slam events. That share has fallen steadily each year since, to 66 percent so far this year. Some regression to the mean was inevitable, but the Big Four’s grip on the sport has fallen below the mean, to its lowest level since 2006, according to data compiled from the stats site Tennis Abstract.1The analysis is based on the current distribution of ranking points at these events — 2,000 points for winning a Grand Slam title, 1,200 for a semifinal, and so on. The distribution has shifted slightly over the years. Using a constant distribution weights a U.S. Open quarterfinal berth the same whether it was earned in 2004 or 2014. read more

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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2017

first_imgMOON                                                     MOONSET:         8:29PM                    MOONRISE:       8:31AM WED. TIDESLOW TIDE:        3:02PM                       3:36AM         WEDHIGH TIDE:       9:15PM                       9:38AM         WEDWEATHER OUTLOOK: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND ADJACENT WATER AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF HARVEY. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT WHEN THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE TONIGHT, AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO FORM OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY…THIS SYSTEM HAS A 90% FORMATION CHANCE THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 22, 2017 – Nassau –GENERAL SITUATION:  THE NORTHERN PORTION OF A TROPICAL WAVE PRODUCES SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…WHILE A SURFACE TROUGH INFLUENCES WEATHER OVER THE NORTHERN ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: …MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS……BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY:     …EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS…WINDS:      EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS:          2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND A BIT BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY:     A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWINDS:      EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.SEAS:          3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                  91       °F        33        °C       HEAT INDEX                           °F                    °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE                 79       °F        26        °C       WIND CHILL                           °F                    °C SUN                                                         SUNSET:        7:38PMSUNRISE:        6:47AM WED Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS REMAINS LIMITED. ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR WHILE IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS COULD BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT BY THE WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM HAS A 30% CHANCE OF FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/AA Related Items:last_img read more

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UC San Diego Medical Center nurses rally for better benefits

first_imgUC San Diego Medical Center nurses rally for better benefits Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:18 PM Posted: January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UC San Diego Medical Center nurses rallied outside two hospitals Thursday as part of actions across the state amid contract talks between the UC system and the union.The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United held the pickets and rallies outside Thornton Hospital in La Jolla and UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest earlier Thursday to press their demands in the contract negotiation process regarding scheduling, retirement benefits and overtime policies, according to the union.“We have been in bargaining with UC for over eight months with dozens of takeaways still on the table that affect our ability to best care for our patients and undermine our quality of life,” said Maureen Berry, a nurse at UC Irvine. “As a public university, UC must respect and protect the patients and the communities we serve.”The union says that its proposals would involve scheduling registered nurses based on patient illness needs rather than budgetary goals, protect nurses from being deployed in areas in which they have no expertise, and maintain protection from mandatory overtime. The union represents 14,000 RNs at UC hospitals, medical centers and student health centers.Demonstrations were also held at UC Irvine Health Douglas Hospital, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica and three others.The demonstrations in San Diego did not disrupt patient care, a spokeswoman said.A UC system spokeswoman said its proposal includes market-competitive wages, the same health insurance benefits as other UC employees and no change in pension benefits for current nurses.“The university believes its proposal reflects the skills, contributions and dedication of its nurses,” the spokeswoman said. “We hope to come to an agreement with CAN as soon as possible to continue delivering excellent care and services to our patients.” , last_img read more

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More Than 100 Lawmakers Urge President to Reconsider Climate Changes Omission From

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR After the Trump administration declined to include climate change in its national security strategy, 106 House lawmakers, including 11 Republicans, are pushing the president to recognize the issue as a significant threat to the nation’s security. “We have heard from scientists, military leaders, and civil personnel who believe that climate change is indeed a direct threat to America’s national security and to the stability of the world at large,” stated a letter sent to the White House last week by the bipartisan coalition. “As global temperatures become more volatile, sea levels rise, and landscapes change, our military installations and our communities are increasingly at risk of devastation. It is imperative that the United States address this growing geopolitical threat,” the letter’s co-authors, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), wrote.The national defense strategy, slated to be released shortly, similarly will not mention climate change, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters last month, reported the Hill.Photo by Architect of the Capitollast_img read more

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