Libertarian leader to visit Oxford

first_imgThe leader of a new British political party is to speak in Oxford next month.Patrick Vessey will be visiting Oxford to discuss the policies of the recently-formed Libertarianism party.  Its principal policy is to prevent intrusion into the lives of British citizens on the part of the government, and it operates under the motto ‘You Own Yourself’.Tim Carpenter, Head of Policy for the party, said, “None of us are career politicians, we are all independent thinkers from various walks of life.”Students representing different political views have responded in a variety of ways to Vessey’s impending visit. Patrick Vessey’s talk has been welcomed by Ben Wallace, Trinity undergraduate and member of the party. He said, “The party is very much aimed at people who have become apathetic about politics. It wants to reintroduce some personal elements back into government.”Guy Levin, President of OUCA, said, “I’m looking forward to the visit, and I’m sure it will be of interest to some of OUCA’s members. “Regardless, I think that a vote for the Libertarian Party is a wasted vote. Those who agree with broadly libertarian principles of lower taxation and less state interference would be best served by a Conservative government. “I personally disagree with many of the Libertarian Party’s proposed policies, such as the total abolition of income taxes, the NHS, and state pensions,” he added.Another Oxford student, who describes himself as a Liberal Democrat, said, “From their website, the Libertarian Party’s main policy seems to be abolishing income tax. That’s just infeasible in the modern era. They don’t offer any realistic solutions or projected figures. To me, their income tax policy seems irrational and ridiculous.“If they are coming to Oxford to talk about their policies, I’m sure any audience would tear them to pieces.”Carpenter remains confident however that there has been a “growing feeling” towards libertarianism in the UK for some time now. He also suggested that there was a general sense in the party that many people in Britain have Libertarian leanings, but do not know it. He said, “I believe I was a Libertarian before I knew it, although at one point I might have described myself as Conservative, or even Green.”Martin Nelson, President of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats criticised the party ‘s policy line on the grounds that its practical application was too inflexible. He argued, “Real freedom of choice depends upon the economic situation in which you find yourself. We simply do not think that you can take a policy [of libertarianism] and extend it to every situation.” Vessey is due to give a speech at Trinity College in Fifth Week.last_img read more

Labour see gains in Oxford City Council elections

first_imgExceeding most expectations, the Labour Party saw significant success in Thursday’s Oxford City Council elections.Oxford Mail reported Friday that Labour now control 35 out of 48 seats in the city council, while the Conservative Party continues to have no council representatives. Of the 24 seats contested in Thursday’s election, Labour won 18 and the Liberal Democrats won four. The Greens also held one of their seats, as did independent candidate Mike Haines.The results mark a gain for Labour, who picked up two seats in Holywell and Iffley Fields from the Green Party. In Holywell, Oxford student Dan Iley-Williamson received 451 votes, beating his closest competitor, Andy McKay of the Liberal Democrats, by a margin of 168.But fellow Oxonians Alex Curtis, who ran as a Conservative, and Harry Samuels, the Liberal Democrats candidate, were not as fortunate, both losing in Carfax to Labour Party candidate Alex Hollingsworth.Deputy Leader of the Council and of the Labour Group Ed Turner, who won reelection in Rose Hill and Iffley, said in a statement that the election results were “confirmation that we are fantastic, diverse, liberal city and people love living here and helping to make it a fairer and more equal place.”But the Conservatives had success in other parts of Oxfordshire, winning 12 seats in West Oxfordshire to Labour’s three and the Liberal Democrats’ two. Early results from Cherwell District Council also show victories for at least three Conservative candidates.When asked about the disappointing results in the city of Oxford itself, Curtis told Cherwell, “Labour has strengthened its stranglehold on Oxford City Council. This means the need for opposition has become greater than ever. None of the 24 Conservative candidates was elected this year across Oxford, as the Labour Party machine outplayed us on this occasion. However, we will continue our fight as a party for better government in this city moving into next year’s county council elections and the 2018 city council elections.”The Oxford turnout rate was 38 per cent for the city council elections.last_img read more

Community Awards More Than $400,000 in Scholarships for Ocean City Seniors

first_imgOcean City High School Girls’ Tennis Boosters                                                           Mrs. Cathy Kornberg$200               Lauren Burch$200               Lana Sharp$200               Lauren Vetter$300               Allison Schad$400               Leah Kornberg$400               Olivia Pawling$400               Caroline Previti Sgt. Hernandez, United States Marine Corps is here to present certificates to the following: Order Sons of Italy Vicin’ al Mare(By the Sea) Lodge 2601 Scholarship — Mrs. Barbara Marcasciano$1,000           Joseph Keyes Ocean City High School Crew Booster Brian Fitzpatrick AwardThe Brian Fitzpatrick Memorial Award (a Coach’s selection, awarded to the senior who most exemplified the “spirit of crew” with dedication, unselfish attitude, commitment, leadership and teamwork; named in honor of an Ocean City rower who died tragically in an auto accident while still a high school rower) from the Ocean City Crew Boosters:$500               Katherine Delgrande$500               Justin Goucher Buddy Baldwin Memorial Scholarship for the Trades                          Mrs. Gail Baldwin$500               Joshua Handshaw$500               Alicia Walton Zonta International ZCACA Women in Public Affairs                                        Dr. Pat Watts$500               Aine Boyle Lake Family Scholarship                                                                           Dr. Janice Lake-Betts$500               Maham Ahmad History Club Awards                                                                                               Mrs. Barbara Daniel Ocean City High School Boys’ Lacrosse Booster Club                       Mr. Frank Conrad & Mrs. Melanie Iannace, Co-Presidents$300               Gregory Heenan$500               Peter Anderson$500               Chris Mateer$500               Joshua Olandt$500               Colin Twiggs$500               Kevin Wiesner Physical Education awards for Outstanding male and female health and physical education student sponsored by Ocean City Police Benevolent Association.$100               Alexandra Teise$100               Kevin Weisner Ocean City High School Principal’s Award                                                        Dr. Matthew Jamison $100 and Plaque     Liza BarrickOcean City High School Salutatorian Plaque sponsored by the Exchange Club — Warren Iredell, PresidentCarolyn Previti The Edie Callahan Basketball Boosters Award                                                Mrs. Mary Schoenewald$125               Kieran Kelleher$125               Alexandra Teise$250               Griffin Grimes$500               Ellen Pfeifle$500               Taylor Price$500               Justin Price$500               Justin Ruggia$500               Jeremy Sullivan Ocean City High School Girls’ Lacrosse Booster Club                                   Mrs. Ingrid Lyons, Mrs. Jodi Meehan, Mimi Cusack$375               Sarita Charap$500               Abby Lyons$500               Carly Benson$500               Erin Meehan$500               Julie Cusack$500               Lauren Vetter$500               Megan Kelly$500               Rachael Young Ocean City Gardens Civic Association                                                   Mr. Richard Bennett, Mrs. Pat Watts & Mr. Greg Donahue$1,000           Carolyn Bowman$1,000           Joshua Handshaw$1,000           Justin Goucher$1,000           Madelyn Raab$1,000           Paige Broadley$1,000           Rachael Young $50             Alexandra Teise$50             Chenda Chheth$50             Alexander Jones Ocean City Surfer Community Scholarship                               Wayne Blizzard & Michael Lukens$500               Colby McGuigan$750               Anne Best$750               Francis Brady$1,000           Peter Anderson$1,000           Caroline Bowman$1,000           Sean Bowman$1,000           Justin Goucher$1,000           Luke Kelly$1,000           Abigail Lyons$1,000           Chandler Wilson The “Hustle Harry” Award — Mr. Keith Johnson, Mrs. Marty Vanderslice, Mr. Harry Vanderslice and Ms. Valerie Davis$2,500           Kevin Wiesner $500               Shannon Farrell$500               Aimee FerenzOCHS Cheerleader Awards                                  Mrs. Brenda Colón Smith & Mrs. Kathy Sykes Ocean City High SchoolIn two separate scholarship programs, Ocean City High School’s Class of 2014 was awarded more than $400,000 in combined scholarships.A wide array of businesses and community organizations continues to support students seeking higher education by providing a set of scholarships that increases every year.At the community scholarship program on Monday (June 2), more than $380,600 was given out to more than 100 different students. A separate award program for clubs and activities on May 30 awarded another $21,500 in scholarships.The list of donors, presenters and recipients follows: Ocean City/Upper Township Noon Rotary Esther Weil Scholarship for Music Excellence — Mr. George Regan$1,000           Hadly Patterson Ocean City High School Swim & Dive Team Award                                         Coach Shane McGrath$200               Audrey Baker$200               Rachel Chain$225               Rachel Matousch$250               Julie Cusack$300               Samuel Durham$450               Caroline Baker$450               Anthony Mirallegro$450               Noel Styer Isabelle M. Hickman 4-year College Award from NJ Retirees’ Education Association — Ms. Judy Perkins$4,000 ($1,000/year)          Maham Ahmad Ocean City Band Front Award                                                                               Mrs. Donna Schwartz, Mrs. Theresa Knight$150               Erika Lorenz Excellence in the study of more than one language                                        Mrs. Sharon Elco$150               Nina Bachich – French & Spanish$150               Jayme Estadt – Greek & Spanish$150               Flavia Martinez – French & Spanish Bobby Miller Memorial Award – Mrs. Jane Miller Glenn, Ms. Marsha Shallcross McCulley, Bobby Shallcross, Doug Shallcross, Nicole Shallcross, Abby Fenton, Natalie Glenn-Jackson & Scott MillerBobby Miller was a former Ocean City High School student who was an outstanding athlete and a gentleman. He played basketball, and football, striving at all times to use his God given talents to the best of his abilities. This award is in his memory and it is a symbol of all that is good in athletic competition.$ 500             Noah Bromhead$1,000           Bridget Flynn$1,000           Louis Paone$1,000           Michael Dougherty$1,000           Leah Davies$1,000           April Stein$1,000           Paul Stanton$1,000           Christopher Mateer$1,000           Caroline Bowman$1,000           George Meyers$2,000           Daniel Reinhold$2,000           Joshua Tibbetts$2,000           Rachael Young$2,000           Julie Cusack$2,000           Melissa Cappolina$3,000           Ellen Pfeifle OCHS Intramural Club                                                                                           Ms. Beth Kelly$50                 Louis Paone            $50                 Leah Davies            $50                 Samantha Dowling$50                 Eddie Keenan          $25             Allysa Walker         $75             Erika Lorenz         $200           Amanda Andrews         $200           Hadly Patterson Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce                                                     Mayor Leonard Desiderio, Christopher Clancy$500               Olivia Craig Casey Feldman Communication and Media Studies-Pedestrian Safety Scholarship — Sergeant Brian Hopely$500               Shannon Farrell$500               Aimee Ferenz $100                Erica Watson Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) Tom Williams Memorial Scholarship Award                                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Katie Kline$100               Parker Guariglia$100               Jessica Mounce$150               Lauren Norbury$150               Brittany Rush After Prom Award                                                                 Mrs. Cheryl Holmes & Mrs. Ginger Foglio$150               Christopher Callahan$150               Paul Stanton$150               Jacob Newsom Scholarship in Memory of Jennifer Ward, Class of 1993                                            Ms. Alicia Smith$1,000           Caroline Bowman Ocean City Educational Support Staff Association                                           Mrs. Kathy Sykes$150               Jenna Beese$150               Allison Schad$150               Jon Vineyard Mazzitelli Family Memorial Award                                                                        Dr. Matthew Jamison$1,000           Sarita Charap$1,000           Rachael Young$1,500           Rachel Chain$1,500           Julie Cusack Photo Club Award                                                                Mrs. Adriana Palmer Ocean City Police Benevolent Association Presidential Award         Det. Mark Pancoast$4,000 ($1,000/year)          Rachel Young ASL Award – For outstanding service to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture and the commitment to pursue an ASL related field of study in higher education.Mrs. Amy Anderson $250               Rosie Catanoso (Public Relations)$250               Angela Guido (Vice President)$250               Kristen Stuart (Treasurer)$750               Liza Barrick (President) Jack Boyd Memorial Scholarship                                                             Mr. John Bruno$250                  Jeremy SullivanMichael Slaveski Memorial Award                                                                       Mr. Chuck Brice$300               Julie Cusack$300               Erin Meehan$300               Kevin Wiesner Ocean City Board of Realtors                                                                   Mr. Ken Sedberry, President$1,000           Jacob Cassidy 2014 Cape May County Bar Foundation Jeffrey K. Israelow and R. Robert Fleming Scholarship Award$2,000 ($500/year)              Sarita CharapNJSCPA Scholarship Award                                                                                 Ms. Elizabeth Bechtel$8,000           Carolyn Previti $150               Jenna Beese Service Award to the OCHS French Club                                                           Mrs. Sharon Elco Edie Callahan Memorial After Prom Award                    Mrs. Cheryl Holmes & Mrs. Ginger Foglio$200               Caroline Bowman Jacqueline and Christina Becker-Caiafa Memorial Award                                         Mr. Ceasar Ciafa$ 500              Jacqueline Davis$ 500              Kristen Stuart$1,000         Ericka Lorenz Business Department Award for a student who has earned high grades in multiple business subjects                                                                                                                   Mr. Craig Mensinger $40                 Service Award for Treasurer – Emily Knight$40                 Service Award for Secretary – Leah Kornberg$40                 Service Award for Vice President – Hannah Childs$40                 Service Award for President – Parker Guariglia $100               Excellence in the study of Spanish– Maham Ahmad$100               Excellence in the study of Spanish– Isabel Benvenuti$100               Excellence in the study of Spanish– Carolyn PrevitiLatin Club Award for Excellence in the Study of Latin                                      Mr. Brian King$100               Jonah Butler$100               Aimee Ferenz $100               Carolyn Previti Colony Club of Ocean City American Home Award                                          Mrs. Nicolette Mirra, Mrs. Carol DeMill$250               Erica Watson $100               Sabiha Chowdhury$500               Kate Murray Most Patriotic:Shea Keys Brandon Levan Memorial Award — Mrs. Sonya CoxBrandon was Valedictorian of the Class of 2003. He was an exceptional student athlete who made as much of an impact through his accomplishments as he did with his contagious smile, his kindness, and his sensitivity to others. He took pride in education and athletics, as well as in bettering his school and community. Brandon graduated from Yale University and later developed a passion for providing healthcare to the underserved, continuing his efforts toward social betterment.    $1,000           Lauren Vetter James Roy “Jimmy” Gillian Memorial Scholarship                                                      Mayor Jay Gillian$1,000           Edward Keenan$1,000           Louis Paone The Dance Place Awards                                                                                      Ms. Mary Beth Snow$100               Hadly Patterson$200               Madeline Raab Ralph Carson Memorial Golf Scholarship                                                         Mr. Michael CarsoN$250               Joshua Handshaw            $375               Stephen Pashuck $150               Caroline Bowman$150               Julie Cusack$150               Jeremy Dilks$150               John Flatley$150               Abigail Lyons$150               April Stein Ocean City High School Instrumental Music Director’s Award for the greatest Contribution to the Band — Mrs. Donna Schwartz, Ms. Theresa Knight$250               Tori Berglund$250               Shannon Farrell Ocean City High School Band Booster Service Award                                                Mrs. Donna Schwartz, Ms. Theresa Knight$250               Isabel Benvenuti$250               Alexander Jones Louis Armstrong Jazz Award – Best Jazz Musician                                          Mrs. Donna Schwartz, Ms. Theresa Knight$250               Emily Knight $50                 Jake Eisele$50                 Zach Fox Firefighter John Glenn Memorial Award for student attending ACCC$500               Alexandria Teise Friends of the Ocean City Pops Award                                                               Ms. Judy Perkins$500               Hadly Patterson $25                 Nina Bachich$25                 Elizabeth Beatty$25                 Chenda Chheth$25                 John Kane            $25                 Flavia Martinez$25                 Samuel Palumbo$25                 Nicole Renteria$25                 Jordan Sedotti OCHS Concert Choir Award                                                                                  Mr. Ricardo Valle Naomi McCleary Memorial Scholarship                                                             Mr. Richard McCleary$3,000           Melissa Cappolina John Philip Sousa Award – Best Band Musician                                              Mrs. Donna Schwartz, Ms. Theresa Knight$250               Shelby Petro Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary Club in Honor of Richard Kabat                       Ms. Nancy Hannum$1,000           Leah KornbergOcean City/Upper Township Rotary Club in Memory of Herbert L. Godfrey — Ms. Nancy Hannum$1,000           Hannah Childs The Rob & Ade Sauer Community Foundation Scholarship                          Mrs. Christine Sauer$1,000           Caroline Bowman$1,000           Louis Paone Field Hockey Alumni Award                                                                       Ms. Marsha Shallcross McCulley$200               Ellen Pfiefle Zonta Club of Atlantic City Area Leadership Award                                          Dr. Pat Watts$500               Erica Catanoso Harry Vanderslice Football Scholarship Award – Mr. Keith Johnson, Mrs. Marty Vanderslice, Mr. Harry Vanderslice & Ms. Valerie Davis $100              Joe Stadnicki$150               Tom Steelman$150               Zach Fumo$250               Chris Callahan$250               John DeSimone$250               Josh Nixon$300               Noah Bromhead$300               Dylan Craver$300               Brian Slate$300               Paul Stanton$400               Josh Tibbitts$400               Kevin Wiesner$600               Joseph Keyes$600               Dan Reinhold$600               Frank Wooley John David Gillian Award                                                                                       Mayor Jay Gillian, Mrs. Donna Schwartz$1,000           Aimee Ferenz$1,000           Shelby Petro Cape Regional Physical Therapy Award                                                                        Ms. Ginger Millar$500               Elias Guseman Patricia Shallcross Memorial Scholarship                                             Mrs. Cathy Shallcross Smith$1,000           Michael Dougherty“Dixie” Howell Memorial Awards                                                              Ms. Marcia Shallcross McCulley$2,500           Cooper Gallagher$2,500           Ellen Pfiefle A.C.F.D. Sandpipers Bagpipe Band Scholarship                                                         Bagpipers$1000            Caroline Bowman$1,000           Sean Bowman$1,000           George Meyers$1,000           Jonathan Simonson Ocean City High School Valedictorian Plaque sponsored by the Exchange Club — Warren Iredell, PresidentMaham Ahmad Colony Club of Ocean City Community Service Award                                                Mrs. Nicolette Mirra, Mrs. Carol DeMill$250               Cierra Granger$250               Gianna Norwood OCHS Drama Booster Scholarships                                                                  Mrs. Gail Breed, Melissa Trout-Baron, Marybeth Grant$180               Kevin Birk$360               Hannah Childs$360               Parker Guariglia$360               Molly Reighn$420               Shannon Farrell     $540               Renata Altimari$540               Aimee Ferenz$540               Angela Guido$540               Taylor Jackson$540               Hadly Patterson Ocean City Rowing & Athletic Association In Honor of Dr. Alfred “Bud” McKinley — Mr. Fred Miller$500           Rachael Young$750               Francis Brady$750               Edward Keenan $ 35                Toni Pindale$ 75                Brooke Hofner$225               Skylar Green$375               Gloria Laboy$425               Jasmine Holder$525               Deanna TerrazziniOcean City “Speakeasy” Award                                                                            Mrs. Michelle Pesda$100               Flavia Martinez (2 years)$100               Christina Taylor (2 years)$150               Carolyn Previti (3 years)$200               Lauren Suterland (4 years) Dino’s Charity for Children                                                                                    Marianna Karayiannis, Andrea Christensen$500               Nicole Barbara Ocean City Women’s Masters Crew Award                                                       Ms. Suze DiPietro$100               Christopher Barham$100               Susie Baumgardner$100               Noah Bromhead$100               Laura Bylone$100               Jennifer Campbell$100               Patrick Carr$100               Tyler Carroll$100               Katherine Delgrande$100               Jayme Estadt$100               Justin Goucher$100               William Graham$100               Rachael Matousch$100               Dennis Neville$100               Jacob Newsome$100               Maddie Szabo$100               Hayley Williams Top Musician (Instrumental):Emily KnightKevin Birk Charles Knox Memorial Scholarship$2,000           Caroline Bowman$2,000           Sarita Charap$2,000           Courtney Thern$2,000           George Workman The Frank W. Perillo Student for Highest Integrity, Perseverance and Commitment Scholarship Award — Mrs. Cathy DiMarco$500               Joseph KeyesNational Academy of Finance Scholarship                                                        Ms. Jennifer McDermott, Mr. Tom Park$250               Kieran Walsh$250               Caroline Bowman$500               April SteinDr. William C. Lauer Memorial Award for a Business Student                                  Mr. Tom Park$250               Christopher Mateer Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary Club in Memory of Robert French        Ms. Nancy Hannum$1,000           Erica Catanoso Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary                                                           Mrs. Cathy Kornberg, Mrs. Maggie Reighn$500               Erica Catanoso$500               Erica Johns$500               Joseph Stadnicki$500               Leah Kornberg$500               Maggie Reighn$500               Rachael Matousch$500               Shaun O’Connor Ocean City PTA Award                                                                    Mrs. Sarah McDowell, President$500               Caroline Bowman$500               Sean Bowman$500               Patrick Carr$500               Cooper Gallagher$500               Justin Goucher$500               Cierra Granger$500               Joshua Handshaw$500               Joseph Keyes$500               Hadly Patterson$500               Deanna Terrazzini$500               Colin Twiggs$500               Lauren Vetter Upper Township Soccer Association Achievement Award                             Dawn Paone$250               Danielle Baruffi$250               Erica Catanoso$250               Jacqueline Davis$250               Erica Johns$250               Brendan Macfarlane$250               Corinne Materazzi$250               Rachael Matousch$250               Evan McCardell$250               George Meyers$250               Justin Roof Fellowship of Christian Athletes SURF scholarship in Memory of Joe Matera — Mrs. Laura Matera$300               Madison Mackcenter_img Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township                                         Mr. Michael Horan$500 and Book        Jennifer Campbell $500           Gianna Norwood $300           Molly Reighn $75                 Caroline Bowman$75                 Jee-Anna Graeff$75                 Abigail Lyons Belle-Wood Oil Scholarship Award                                                                     Mr. Matt CareyiPad                Madeline Raab Ocean City Senior Golf League                                                                Mr. Jack Dershimer, Mr. Ernie Curley$500               Dominic DiGiacomo$500               Kathleen Murray Community Scholarships Top Athletes:Bridget FlynnLouis Paone The Cecilia Hand Nelson and Morgan Hand, II Memorial Scholarship AwardsThe late Cecelia Hand Nelson and Morgan Hand II traced their ancestry back to the founding of our Republic and were among Cape May County’s early settlers. Cecelia Nelson was a librarian for many years for the Ocean City Public Library. She was one of the founders of the Ocean City Museum and served as its curator for some twenty-five years. Cecelia’s brother, Morgan Hand II, was one of Cape May County’s foremost engineers and prominent citizens. They both loved Ocean City and worked tirelessly to maintain its traditions and wonderful heritage. This scholarship program was designed to assist qualified Ocean City High School graduates further their education and in turn enhance the quality of their own lives and the lives of those around them.$2,000           Justin Goucher$2,000           Abigail Lyons$2,000           Christopher Mateer$2,000           Stephen Pashuck $2,500           Hadly Patterson$2,500           Nicole Renteria$2,500           Lauren Sutherland$3,000           Leah Davies$3,000           Shannon Farrell$3,000           Carly Roeck$3,000           Justin Roof Helene Gorny Memorial Scholarship                                                                              Mr. Bill Gorny$500               Alexia French Suzanne Tridico Memorial Award                                                                                    Mrs. Pat Dougherty$250               Marisa Holt$250               Ellen Pfeifle Class Council 2014                                                              George & Wendy McNally Colony Club of Ocean City Award for Literature & Creative Arts                     Mrs. Nicolette Mirra, Mrs. Carol DeMill$250               Carly Roeck$250               Lauren Sutherland John and Theresa Taccarino Scholarship Award$300               Mark Grimes Ocean City Police Benevolent Association                                            Det. Mark Pancoast$1,000           Sarita Charap$1,000           George Meyers$1,000           Hadley Patterson$1,000           Jeremy Sullivan$1,000           Deanna Terrazzini$1,000           Richard Washart $100               Lauren Vetter Class of 1981 in Memory of Mr. Ken Moore                Presenters:   Lisa Jernee NaumannMimi Henry Cusack$250           Danielle Baruffi_____________________________________________________________________________ Ron Moretti, Jr. Memorial Award — Kathy Moretti, Ron MorettiRon was a junior at OCHS in 1991 when a drunken driver killed him and a classmate. His passions were baseball and football and his dream was to enter the Air Force Academy. The young man receiving this award is chosen by the Moretti family with the belief that he possesses the same qualities that made Ron who he was.        $2,000           Michael Dougherty AWARDS PROGRAM FOR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES (MAY 30, 2014)Beryl Dougherty/Miriam Reichley Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Female Athlete: Bridget FlynnWilliam D. Nickles, Jr. Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Male Athlete: Louis PaoneOCHS Wood Shop Award in Memory of Allan T. Burch sponsored by         Mr. William Nickles$150               Joshua Handshaw$150               James Woolley Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary$500               Elias Guseman$500               Erica Johns$500               Erica Catanoso$1,000           Sabiha Chowdhury$1,000           Abigail Lyons$1,000           George Meyers$1,000           Lauren Vetter Ted Klepac History Award                                                                                                 Mr. Ted Klepac $50                 Amanda Andrews Family and Consumer Sciences Department               Mrs. Mary Maguire & Mrs. Cathy Simonini OCHS TV/Media Booster Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Maloney — Kathy Lucey, President; Ellen Edwards, VP$300               Amanda Leonetti$300               Shannon Farrell$300               Aimee Ferenz Cape May County Art League$1,000           Carly Roeck $40                 Lauren Sutherland$40                 Courtney Thern$75                 Jonah Butler$75                 Jake Eisele$75                 Flavia Martinez Colony Club of Ocean City American Home Award                                          Mrs. Nicolette Mirra, Mrs. Carol DeMill$1,500           Rachael YoungOcean City Community Association Scholarship                                             Mr. Ray Snyder$500               Caroline Bowman$500               Lauren Vetter$1,000           Rachael Young The Connie Malinowski Memorial Scholarship Award                        Michael Celinski & Mrs. Lorraine Celinski$1,000           Olivia Craig Award in the Excellence in the Study of French                                                 Mrs. Sharon Elco$100               John Kane$100               Flavia Martinez Doug Knobb Memorial Scholarship                                                                    Dan and Janice Knobb$1,000           Elias Guseman Cape Atlantic School Counselor Association$1,500           Erica Johns$1,500           Hadly Patterson$1,500           Lauren Vetter $50             Jonah Butler$50             Flavia Martinez$50             Courtney Thern$50             Lauren Sutherland$50             Sam Palombo Zonta Club of Atlantic City Area Award Evelyn Motley Leadership Award — Dr. Pat Watts$500               Rachael Young The Morgan Hand, II Memorial Scholarship Awards for Rutgers University$2,000           Robert Lokken$2,500           Sean Bowman$2,500           Lana Sharp$3,500           Gianna Norwood$3,500           Rachael Young DECA for their participation in the Club throughout the year                                      Mr. Brent Earl William R. Norton II Business Education Award sponsored by Miss Sharon Norton Social Studies Department Award in Memory of Mr. Ken Moore                    Mrs. Barbara Daniel Ocean City Sentinel Barbara A. Bradley Communications Scholarship      Mrs. Kathy Sykes$1,000 ($250/year)              Julie Campbell Cinema Production Club Awards                                                                                    Mr. Greg Wheeldon American Legion Award for Entering the Service                                  Bob Marzulli & Ken Riggione$300               Brianna Cesanek$300               Ellen Pfeifle$300               Charles Poole $150               Justin Roof Ocean City High School Spanish Club Awards                                                            Mrs. Gina DiLorenzo Award “In Memory of Christopher Braden Jones”$200               Jeremy Sullivan $250               Maham Amhad$250               Aine Boyle$250               Jee-Anna Graeff$250               Angela Guido$250               Daniel Reinhold$250               Lauren Vetter Ocean City Alumni Association                                                    Marsha Shallcross McCulley$300               Caroline Bowman Mary G. Norton Memorial Award to a senior student who exemplifies the goals of the Business Department sponsored by Mrs. Kay DellaBarca                                                    Mrs. Kay Della Barca Ocean City Softball Team Award                                                                          Coach John Bruno$150               Marisa Holt$150               Lauren Norbury$150               Ellen Pfiefle $150               Marie Quiao$150               Alexia French Leadership Club Awards                                                                           Ms. Amy DePasquale Ocean City High School Soccer Booster Club                                                  Mr. Steve Zellers$181              Justin Roof$362               Megan Kelly$543              Daniel Baruffi$543              Samuel Palombo$725              Rosie Catanoso$725              Erica Johns$725              Julianna Kuemmerle$725              Corinne Materazzi$725              Rachael Matouch$725              Evan McCardell$725              George Meyers$725              Stephen Pashuck$725              Zachary Sakena Curtis T. Corson Sr. Memorial Award Seaville Fire Co. Auxiliary                   Mr. Louis Raniszewski$400               Justin Mason$400               Richard Washart Award in Memory of Jack and John W. Boyd                                                      Mrs. Rita Boyd$1,000           Noah Bromhead $400           Rosie Catanoso$400           Taylor Jackson$400           Erica Johns$400           Paige Manjrawala$400           Carolyn Previti The Leadership Scholarship Dinner Awards                                        Ms. Amy DePasquale$25                 Mina Amjadi$25                 Sarah Anderson$25                 Nina Bachich$25                 Liza Barrick$25                 Lauren Burch$25                 Rosie Catanoso$25                 Hannah Childs$25                 Tess Donlevie$25                 Angela Guido$25                 Taylor Jackson$25                 Erica Johns$25                 Jack Kane$25                 Luke Kelly$25                 Joseph Keyes$25                 Leah Kornberg$25                 Amanda Leonetti$25                 Will Pizzano$25                 Nicole Renteria$25                 Michele Snyder$25                 Kristen Stuart$25                 Kevin Wiesner Scholarship in Memory of Gerald & Mary Hoskins    Presenters:   Beth Hoskins NugentShelley Hoskins ForsmanLaurie Hoskins BrelsfordSusan Hoskins Noble$250           Emily Knight$250           Justin Mason_____________________________________________________________________________Upper Township Business Association Scholarship             Presenters:   John Davis$250           Micaela Caroccio$250           William Eisele_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Educational Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Audrey Eichenberger                                                                                                Presenters:   Mary Beth Snow$400           Joseph Keyes_____________________________________________________________________________Scholarship in Memory of Mrs. Helen Kirkpatrick                       $500           Elias Guseman_____________________________________________________________________________1st Bank of Sea Isle City                                                       Presenter:    Larry Schmidt$500           Olivia Craig$500           George Meyers_____________________________________________________________________________Class of 1946                                                                       Presenters:   Tom Campo$500           Haley Stadler_____________________________________________________________________________Class of 1953                                                                      $500           Leah Davies$500           Zachary Sakena_____________________________________________________________________________Edythe T. Selvagn Memorial Scholarship                                  $500           Maham Ahmad_____________________________________________________________________________Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association                                   $500           Sean Bowman$500           Caroline Bowman$500           Julie Cusack$500           Justin Goucher$500           Connie Meyers$500           Maggie Shiffler_____________________________________________________________________________Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA’s Scholarship Award                                                                                          Presenters:   Tom Aromando$500           Christopher Mateer_____________________________________________________________________________Gerard A. Desiderio, Sr. Scholarship Award               Presenters:   Hon. Lenard Desiderio$500           Olivia Craig____________________________________________________________________________Halliday-Leonard General Contractor, Inc. Scholarship      $500           Christopher Barham$500           George Beckert$500           Kristen Stuart_____________________________________________________________________________In Memory of Virginia Bennett                                         $500           Sabiha Chowdhury_____________________________________________________________________________Media & Arts Scholarship                                                   $500           Elizabeth Beatty_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Chamber of Commerce                                     $500           Alexandra Coste$500           Ericka Watson_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Democratic Club William Woods Scholarship   Presenter:    Jeff Sutherland, Bill Woods$500           Flavia Martinez_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Fishing Club                                                    Presenters:   Margaret Feil$500           Shaun O’Connor_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City High School PTO Academic Award                           Presenters:   Susan Daley$500           William Graham$500           Tara Hadam$500           Lana Sharp$500           Lauren Vetter$500           Kevin Wiesner_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City High School PTO Creative Award                     Presenters:   Susan Daley$500           Melissa Cappolina$500           Connie Meyer$500           Nicole Renteria$500           Alexandra Teise$500           Courtney Thern_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Marlin & Tuna Club                                         Presenters:   Jack Davidson$500           Rachael Young_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Home Bank Scholarship                                            Presenters:   Katie Greck$500           Bridget Flynn_____________________________________________________________________________Phil Turner Memorial Scholarship                                      Presenters:   Katie Greck$500           Hadly Patterson_____________________________________________________________________________Upper Township People’s Republican Organization Elizabeth Riker Memorial Scholarship                                                                    Presenters:   Richard Phillips, President & Dr. Janice Betts, Scholarship Chair$500           Jacqueline Davis$500           Nicole Shiffler_____________________________________________________________________________Upper Township PTA                                               Presenters:   Mrs. Barb Haak$500           Leah Kornberg$500           Joshua Olandt_____________________________________________________________________________American Legion Scholarship                                             Presenters:   Bob Marzulli, Ken Riggione$1,000                  Jonah Butler_____________________________________________________________________________Anthony A. Previti Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.                Presenters:   Maureen Previti$1,000                  Abigail Lyons$1,000                  Jordan Sedotti_____________________________________________________________________________Country Shore Women’s Club                                                      Presenters:   Marybeth Grant$1,000                  Erica Catanoso$1,000                  Sarita Charap_____________________________________________________________________________Country Shore Women’s Club Performing Arts Award                  Presenters:   Marybeth Grant$1,000                  Emily Knight$1,000                  Carolyn Previti_____________________________________________________________________________Families Helping Families in memory of Scott Camp, Vincent Pescatore and Wayne Schultheis                                                                                         Presenters:$1,000                  Cierra Granger_____________________________________________________________________________James N. Pulvino Art Award sponsored by the Exchange Club                                                                                                                         Presenters:   Warren Iredell, President$1,000                  Molly Reighn_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Education Association                                      Presenters:   Carrie Merritt$1,000                  Jenna Beese$1,000                  Maggie Shiffler_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Research Club Award                                      $1,000                  Aimee Ferenz_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Fulton Award            Presenters:   Clark Manley $1,000                  Patrick Carr_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Oldfield Award                  Presenters:   Clark Manley$1,000                  Gianna Norwood_____________________________________________________________________________Paul O’Shea Memorial Scholarship                            Presenters:   Jim O’Shea & Trish O’SheaPaul O’Shea was a member of OCHS Class of 1953 and the quarterback for the Red Raiders Football.   The Paul O’Shea Memorial Scholarship is awarded to OCHS student who has exhibited outstanding character and leadership in both athletics and academics. This is the 2nd year for this scholarship and we welcome Paul’s family, Trish from California and Jim from New York.$1,000                  Daniel Reinhold_____________________________________________________________________________The First Night Scholarship                                                      $1,000                  Carly Roeck_____________________________________________________________________________Upper Township Education Association                             Presenters:   Michelle Forsman$1,000                  Julianna Kuemmerle$1,000                  Louis Paone$1,000                  Steve Pashuck$1,000                  Alex Schoedler_____________________________________________________________________________Miss Night In Venice Scholastic Award                              Presenters:   Pat Gillian$2,000                 Caroline Bowman$2,000                 Michele Snyder_____________________________________________________________________________Dominick “Dan” Juliano Scholarship administered by the Ocean City Exchange Club                                                                                     Presenters:   The Juliano Family$2,500                 Amanda Leonetti_____________________________________________________________________________Goldenberg, Mackler Scholarship Fund                     Presenters:   Michael Gill, Esquire$2,500                 Aine Boyle_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Exchange Club                                       Presenters:   Warren Iredell, President$2,500                 Jake Cassidy$2,500                 Lauren Sutherland_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Exchange Club, Dr. Roger G. LaRosa Award   Presenters:   Warren Iredell$6,500 ($1,625/Year)             John Kane_____________________________________________________________________________Timothy F. Fitzgerald and Catherine Fitzgerald Scholarship                Presenters:   Edward SalerThis is the 8th year of awarding the Timothy F. Fitzgerald and Catherine Fitzgerald scholarship. Timothy and Catherin Fitzgerald were teachers in NJ for a total of 55 years. Timothy was born in Ocean City and attended Ocean City High School. Having lived in Ocean City most of their lives, upon retirement they made Ocean City their permanent home. The Timothy and Catherine Fitzgerald Scholarship fund has been established for Ocean City High School graduates that plan to become teachers. The student awarded this scholarship will pursue a course of study which will enable them to attain their goal of being a teacher. The Fitzgerald’s strongly believed a teacher is a special friend that helps us understand the world and comprehend the beauty and wonder of everything that we see. In short, teachers help us become better people. The commitment of the Fitzgeralds to the students of OCHS instills the vision of a lifelong learning, and has helped future individuals to achieve their goal of becoming a teacher.$16,000 ($2,000 semester)               Zachary Fox_____________________________________________________________________________Ocean City Masonic Club “Foster Karney” Foundation      Presenters:   Steven Fridrich$8,000 ($2,000/year)              Isabel Benvenuti$8,000 ($2,000/Year)             Katherine Delgrande$8,000 ($2,000/Year)             Robert Lokken$8,000 ($2,000/Year)             Shannon Farrell Ocean City High School Administrators Award                                                 Mr. Tom Campo$500               Liza Barrick Renee Scrocca OCHS Boys’ Lacrosse Memorial Scholarship                     Joe Scrocca (Husband), Frank Conrad & Melanie IannaceThis award was established as a loving tribute to Renee Scrocca’s spirit and memory. Renee was the first president of the booster club and spent countless hours on booster business but was always positive and uplifting. The recipient of this award possesses the following qualities: rallies the team, puts team before themselves, is a good sportsman and has a strong moral character.$250               Joshua Olandt $50                 Olivia Craig$50                 Cierra Granger$50                 Christopher Mateer$50                 Erica Watson National Honor Society                                                                                                      Ms. Michelle Dill $300           Maham Ahmad$300           Jordan Sedotti Upper Township Baseball                                                                                    Mr. Frank Fumo$200               Eric Dillenberger$300               Jake Cassidy$300               Michael Dougherty$300               Zack Fumo$300               George Meyers$300               Paul Stanton $100               Anne Best$100               Haley Stadler$100               Alexandra Teise $100           Jenna Beese$100           Jee-Anna Graeff$100           Alexandra Teise Betsy Young Memorial Scholarship                                                                    Ms. Amanda Thomas$1,000           Shannon Farrell$1,000           Hadly Patterson $200           Alexandra Auberzinsky$200           Carly Benson$200           Jennifer Campbell$200           Cierra Granger$200           Whitney Hanna$200           Jasmine Holder$200           Gloria Laboy$200           Laura Pomeroy Southern Bayshore Track Officials Association$500               Edward Keenan Upper Township Boys’ Lacrosse Scholarship                         Mr. Peter Schuler & Ms. Liz Conrad$500               Joshua Olandt$500               Kevin Wiesner Ocean City/Upper Township Rotary Club – Music Scholarship in Memory of Walter Smith                                                                                                                                                        Ms. Nancy Hannum$1,000           John Kane Library Volunteer Awards                                                               Mrs. Joan Vicari Morgan Hand ll and Mary G. Hand Memorial Scholarship Award$2,000           Kevin Birk$2,000           Caroline Bowman$2,000           Alexander Schoedler$2,500           Jonah Butler$2,500           Zachary Sakena$3,500           Lauren Vetter Key Club Award                                                                            Mrs. Ashley Schmid $50             Connor Dean$50             Alexis DiMercurio$50             Aimee Ferenz$50             Madelyn Raab$50             Alexandra Teise $100           Sabiha Chowdhury$100           Sarah Griswold$100           Erika Lorenz         $100           Marie Quiao Nina Lombardi Memorial Scholarship                                                    Diane Tharp, Lynn Keyser, Nick Lombardi, Joe Lombardi$1,000           Stephen Pashuck$1,000           Rachel YoungTom Williams Memorial SCAT Scholarship                  Mrs. Gail Williams, Karen Mahar & children Tom, Victor, Millie & John Williams & Scott Williams$250               Lauren Norbury$250               Brittany Rush Cape May County Chamber of Commerce                                            Ms. Vicki Clark$500               Paige Broadley Students Against Destructive Decisions                                                                        Mrs. Debra Cathcart$25                 Julie Cusack$25                 April Stein Ocean City High School Student Council Awards                                            Mr. Matthew Purdue            $100               Carly Benson (General Asssembly)$100               Maureen Harkins (General Assembly) $50             Whitney Hanna$50             Natalie McKenna$50             Samuel Palombo$50             Madelyn Raab $400           Chenda Chheth $30             Marie Quiao “Big Mike” Baldyga Memorial Scholarship                                             Mrs. Janice Baldyga$250               Taylor Price $75             Gianna Norwood $125           Kayleigh Stark Anne Brinkmann Memorial Award                                                                       Mrs. Pat Dougherty$1,000           April Stein Top Academic Students:Maham AhmadJohn “Jack” Thomas Kane Ocean City Community Center Association                               Mr. Bill Heap & Ms. Jane Snyder$500               Jenna Beese$500               Sarita Charap$500               Shannon Farrell$500               Carly Roeck Ocean City High School Field Hockey Booster Club                                        Mrs. Kim Davies$500               Caroline Bowman$500               Paige Broadley$500               Sarita Charap$500               Leah Davis$500               Jee-Anna Graeff$500               Abby Lyons$500               Madison Mack$500               Eleen Pfiefle$500               April Stein$500               Rachael Young  Jerry Schwartz Memorial Award                                                                            Mrs. Donna Schwartz$250               Elizabeth Beatty __________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Enormous challenges at Carr’s

first_imgCarr’s Group has faced “enormous challenges as a result of the flooding”, the company’s first-quarter trading update has confirmed. Severe flooding in Cumbria has affected one of the food and farming conglomerate’s major customers, believed to be Carlisle-based United Biscuits (UB), which was flooded by over a metre of water in the wake of Storm Desmond. The factory in Church Street, Caldewgate produces a range of McVitie’s biscuits and employs 600 people.The amount of flour the customer in question requires from Carr’s has been directly affected, but as the milling group hasinsurance in place, no notable financial impact is anticipated.Chief executive Tim Davies said: “Despite the direct impact of the floods… the speed of our recovery owes much to the resilience and tenacity of our employees.”High hopes for a bright futureThe group’s financial position remains strong – net debt as at 28 November 2015 was £31.9m, compared to £30.4m as at 29 November 2014 and £24.4m as at 28 August 2015. The group continues to trade in line with the board’s expectations for the year.However it added that shopping habits have also had a significant effect, and the retailers’ response has led to margin pressure in the supply chain, putting further pressure on the business.last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announces 2019 New Year’s Run, Adds Washington, D.C. Dates

first_imgBaltimore-based funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has revealed their 2019 New Year’s plans and added a two-night Washington, D.C. run to their touring itinerary.The band—comprised of Jeremy Schon (guitar), Greg Ormont (guitar), Ben Carrey (bass), and Alex Petropulos (drums)—will offer up a performance at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on December 6th, which will feature support from lespecial. The following night, December 7th, Pigeons will head to The Anthem for a performance with Here Come The Mummies.Later in the month, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will head to Asheville, NC for a two-night New Year’s run. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with open things up with a special “evening with” performance at The Orange Peel on December 30th. On New Year’s Eve, the four-piece will move over to ExploreAsheville.Com Arena for a celebratory show that will feature support from TAUK.Fans should keep an eye on Pigeons’ Facebook and website for ticketing information on the newly announced tour dates.For a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Tiny stages, grand creativity

first_img 2A close-up of the model for “Scream,” 1978. 9A stage model depicting a haunted wood. Date and production unknown. 3A 19th-century toy theater stage set of “Whittington and His Cat,” made by Benjamin Pollock of London, circa 1880. 1A miniature stage set for “Scream,” 1978, at the Alley Theatre, Houston. 5A detail from a model stage set for “The Magic Flute,” a Lowell House Opera done in both 1975 and 1992. Date of model unknown. 4Another view of the Pollock set of “Whittington and His Cat.” Toy theaters were popular home entertainment in 19th-century Europe. 13Another view of “Artist Descending a Staircase,” a murder mystery involving an artist’s fatal tumble down a staircase. 11A model for “Sensations,” a 1970 off-Broadway rock ‘n’ roll version of “Romeo and Juliet” starring John Savage and Judy Gibson. 15From a stage set titled “The Promised Land,” designed by Kenneth Dresser. Venue and date unknown. 8Detail, “Timbuktu!” stage set. 6Detail, model for a Lowell House Opera production of “The Magic Flute.” 10A model by Joan Ferenchak for “Figaro,” a 1978 student production on the Loeb Drama Center’s mainstage. 12A half-inch-scale model for “Artist Descending a Staircase,” a 1972 Tom Stoppard radio play first adapted for the stage in 1989. The Harvard Theatre Collection is among the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. Within the climate-controlled subterranean reaches of Houghton Library are shelves, drawers, and boxes full of theater, dance, movie, and music items.By one estimate, the 113-year-old collection’s 22,000 linear feet of holdings, if stacked vertically, would be 3 miles high. There are 4 million playbills and programs, along with countless: libretti, sheet music, tickets, posters, rare books, scores, photographs (about 1.2 million), oil portraits, figurines, and sculptures (about 600). There are even eight boxes of Javanese metal puppets.The collection’s “realia,” or personal effects, include a piece of 100-year-old wedding cake and a tin of decades-old butter cookies. “They look way too good,” said acting curator Susan Pyzynski.Among the riches, perched on file cabinets, are a few dozen model stage sets, mockups made of paper, metal, plastic, and wood that in many cases are from long-ago Harvard student productions. Some look fresh, including the tiny figures and bright sun umbrellas that modeled the musical “Timbuktu!” a few decades ago.Some are fragile. “They’re not exactly made to last,” offered Pyzynski. Still others hold time in a bottle. The set of “Sensation!,” a rock ’n’ roll remake of “Romeo and Juliet” from 1970, features a tiny longhaired figure wearing a vest and bell bottoms. Tempus fugit.There are miniatures sets of stage classics (“The Magic Flute,” “Evita”). Some are mysteries awaiting explication by theater scholars, like the unlabeled, intricate model of deep haunted woods, right out of a fairy tale. Still other models call back the earliest days of theater. For one, the collection has several scaled-down renderings of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Said Pyzynski, “You can never have too many of those.” 7A half-inch-scale model of the marketplace scene from “Timbuktu!” Venue and date unknown. 14From the model for “Artist Descending a Staircase,” a title inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 painting “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.” 16Detail from “The Promised Land.” 17A model stage set for Otto Nicolai’s 1849 opera “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” produced in 1988 by the Lowell House Opera and inspired by the 1602 comedy by William Shakespeare. 18A detail from Lowell House Opera’s 1988 “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” 19Detail from a model of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (1599-1613), constructed in 1953 by John Ronayne and John Mills and based on a design by English artist C. Walter Hodges. 20A detail from the 1953 model of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, later realized as a full-scale modern reconstruction completed in 1997.last_img read more

Biden: ‘We can’t wait any longer’ to address climate crisis

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says “we can’t wait any longer″ to address the climate crisis, and that’s driving his ambitious effort to stave off the worst effects of global warming. Biden has issued executive orders to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines. The orders target federal subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. But there’s political risk for Biden and Democrats as oil- and coal-producing states face job losses from moves to sharply increase U.S. reliance on clean energy.last_img

Outdoor Updates: World-famous Victoria Falls dries to a trickle

first_imgKuprienko was shocked to learn that the man he freed had been buried upside down in the snow for nearly an hour. Experts say that the avalanche fell in large blocks, trapping air pockets within the avalanche debris, which allowed the hiker to breathe. “Obviously this is a miracle that he was able to breathe for that long,” Kuprienko said.  Martin said the band’s dream is to have shows that do not produce single-use plastics and are largely solar powered. “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral,” Martin said. “The hardest thing is the flying side of things,” Martin added. Coldplay last toured in 2016 and 2017, playing 122 shows around the world. A hiker’s rescue from Alaskan avalanche called a “miracle” World-famous Victoria Falls dries to a trickle Coldplay won’t tour again until their concerts are carbon-neutral Alex Kuprienko of Anchorage was out for a hike on Flattop Mountain on Saturday when he noticed feet kicking in avalanche debris 100 feet ahead of him on the trail. Kuprienko ran up to the buried person and used his hands to dig around him, freeing the trapped hiker in about five minutes.  Water flow in the Zambezi River, which tumbles over a mass of stone to create Victoria Falls, is at its lowest since 1995. The Zambian president, Edgar Lungu, has said that the current state of the falls are “a stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment.”  The band Coldplay has announced that they will not tour for their new album, Everyday Life, until they can figure out how to make their concerts carbon-neutral. “We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable but how it can be actively beneficial,” front man Chris Martin told BBC News.  One of Zimbabwe’s most iconic natural features, 355-foot Victoria Falls, has slowed to a trickle following the country’s worst drought in a century. While the waterfall does typically slow in the dry season, The Guardian has described this year’s lack of water as “unprecedented.” last_img read more

Peru Armed Forces Celebrate Military Valor Day by Recalling Operation Chavín de Huantar

first_imgBoth Col. Juan Valer Sandoval and Capt. Raúl Jiménez Chávez, who were killed during the operation, were promoted posthumously to those ranks, and are regarded as heroes in Peru. The Military rescued all of the hostages except for one: Carlos Giusti Acuña, a member of the Supreme Court, who died. Training for a bold operation Intelligence and spy efforts were key reasons for the success of the operation, said retired Army General Leonel Cabrera, who was in charge of one of the assault teams that freed the hostages. Intelligence and spy efforts were key reasons for the success of the operation, said retired Army General Leonel Cabrera, who was in charge of one of the assault teams that freed the hostages. That incident began on December 17, 1996, when 14 MRTA terrorists, led by Néstor Cerpa Cartolini, held hostage hundreds of people attending a birthday party for Emperor Akihito at the embassy. “After the explosions, the Commandos appeared and proceeded to place their small explosives in the walls along the perimeter, the explosives went off, opening a gap, and all the Commandos were able to enter the residence,” Gen. Zapata said. Military Victory Day, which takes place every April 22nd, is an homage to the 1997 Armed Forces effort that led to the rescue of 72 captives from the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, which had held them for 126 days in the Japanese ambassador’s residence. The heroic mission is a lesson to the entire world, said Army General César Astudillo, because “140 service members of Peru’s Armed Forces put the performance of their duty before any other responsibility.” “Using these organizations, we put together the intervention force building on groups for command, assault, support, security and sharpshooters,” said Gen. Zapata. The success of the operation relied on secrecy, surprise, and speed. Microphones are hidden in pillows The Military rescued all of the hostages except for one: Carlos Giusti Acuña, a member of the Supreme Court, who died. “We inserted microphones into the produce and pillows for the hostages. We put together a psychological profile of the captors and we learned their routines,” said retired Army General Leonel Cabrera. “We knew what time they played soccer in the hall. That was their mistake: That was the time we could enter and surprise them.” Commandos get the order to raid home Their rescue required a great amount of Military preparation. Their rescue required a great amount of Military preparation. Army Commander Lieutenant Colonel Luis Marca Silva was the first to enter. He recalled his mission clearly: “We had to blow up the main door, enter the second floor, and rescue the hostages who were in the rooms along the front of the building…At the time, I didn’t even think about running into a terrorist and having a shoot-out with him. We had trained for everything in this operation and everything was ready.” The personnel selected for this operation, he recalled, included the best Commandos teamed together in groups. The best shooters were assigned to sharpshooting, the best explosive handlers managed that task, and those best-suited to enter the residence made up another group. “All of them were part of the intervention force.” Peru recently celebrated what is widely regarded as one of the most successful military operations in the country’s history. Armed with AKM rifles, RPG launchers, explosives and dynamite, they took captive diplomats, government and Military officials, and business executives, demanding from the government millions of dollars and the release of imprisoned group members. MRTA had begun its criminal activities in 1984 with targeted killings of police officers, Military service members and civilians, car bomb attacks, and kidnappings. On this occasion they gradually released most of the hostages, but detained 72 for more than four months. To carry out the mission, the Military rented housing around the residence to observe what was going on, while simultaneously, a replica of the home was built for use in training the service members to execute the rescue in the shortest time possible. Both Col. Juan Valer Sandoval and Capt. Raúl Jiménez Chávez, who were killed during the operation, were promoted posthumously to those ranks, and are regarded as heroes in Peru. Military Victory Day, which takes place every April 22nd, is an homage to the 1997 Armed Forces effort that led to the rescue of 72 captives from the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, which had held them for 126 days in the Japanese ambassador’s residence. The heroic mission is a lesson to the entire world, said Army General César Astudillo, because “140 service members of Peru’s Armed Forces put the performance of their duty before any other responsibility.” By Dialogo June 03, 2015 “After the explosions, the Commandos appeared and proceeded to place their small explosives in the walls along the perimeter, the explosives went off, opening a gap, and all the Commandos were able to enter the residence,” Gen. Zapata said. The Commandos learned they would put their preparation and re-training to use on April 27, 1997, when Gen. Zapata received the order to raid the residence from then-president Alberto Fujimori. The following day, during the operation, Soldiers detonated explosive charges under the residence floors in tunnels that had been constructed over several months by a group of miners, allowing the Military to use the element of surprise for the operation. Operation Chavín de Huántar was named in reference to a Peruvian archaeological site famous for its underground passageways. Astudillo, a participant in the mission who is now chief of the VRAEM Special Command, recalled his comrades-in-arms who died in the effort. Army Colonel Juan Valer Sandoval and Captain Raúl Jiménez Chávez lost their lives, he said, but set an example in patriotism that can be summed up in one phrase: “We did it for Peru.” Training for a bold operation The Commandos learned they would put their preparation and re-training to use on April 27, 1997, when Gen. Zapata received the order to raid the residence from then-president Alberto Fujimori. The following day, during the operation, Soldiers detonated explosive charges under the residence floors in tunnels that had been constructed over several months by a group of miners, allowing the Military to use the element of surprise for the operation. Operation Chavín de Huántar was named in reference to a Peruvian archaeological site famous for its underground passageways. That incident began on December 17, 1996, when 14 MRTA terrorists, led by Néstor Cerpa Cartolini, held hostage hundreds of people attending a birthday party for Emperor Akihito at the embassy. “Using these organizations, we put together the intervention force building on groups for command, assault, support, security and sharpshooters,” said Gen. Zapata. The success of the operation relied on secrecy, surprise, and speed. “The operation needed to take place in the space of four minutes, but in real life it took over 40,” Gen. Cabrera said. “On the second floor, a group of terrorists had set up a defense from one of the rooms with explosives and they responded to our military incursion.” “Re-training was the key to success in the Chavín de Huántar Military operation,” said retired General José Williams Zapata, the officer in charge of the intervention. “What we did was re-train ourselves; we had all received training already. More than anything else, it was done to develop good teamwork. We are not talking about first-time training, but about specialized Troops who must train to take action depending on the scenario.” Peru recently celebrated what is widely regarded as one of the most successful military operations in the country’s history. To carry out the mission, the Military rented housing around the residence to observe what was going on, while simultaneously, a replica of the home was built for use in training the service members to execute the rescue in the shortest time possible. Army Commander Lieutenant Colonel Luis Marca Silva was the first to enter. He recalled his mission clearly: “We had to blow up the main door, enter the second floor, and rescue the hostages who were in the rooms along the front of the building…At the time, I didn’t even think about running into a terrorist and having a shoot-out with him. We had trained for everything in this operation and everything was ready.” “Re-training was the key to success in the Chavín de Huántar Military operation,” said retired General José Williams Zapata, the officer in charge of the intervention. “What we did was re-train ourselves; we had all received training already. More than anything else, it was done to develop good teamwork. We are not talking about first-time training, but about specialized Troops who must train to take action depending on the scenario.” Armed with AKM rifles, RPG launchers, explosives and dynamite, they took captive diplomats, government and Military officials, and business executives, demanding from the government millions of dollars and the release of imprisoned group members. MRTA had begun its criminal activities in 1984 with targeted killings of police officers, Military service members and civilians, car bomb attacks, and kidnappings. On this occasion they gradually released most of the hostages, but detained 72 for more than four months. Commandos get the order to raid home Microphones are hidden in pillows Military authorities chose about 140 service members for the mission, including both Officers and NCOs, from the Special Forces Brigade and the Army Commando School, joined by Navy Officers. “We inserted microphones into the produce and pillows for the hostages. We put together a psychological profile of the captors and we learned their routines,” said retired Army General Leonel Cabrera. “We knew what time they played soccer in the hall. That was their mistake: That was the time we could enter and surprise them.” Military authorities chose about 140 service members for the mission, including both Officers and NCOs, from the Special Forces Brigade and the Army Commando School, joined by Navy Officers. Astudillo, a participant in the mission who is now chief of the VRAEM Special Command, recalled his comrades-in-arms who died in the effort. Army Colonel Juan Valer Sandoval and Captain Raúl Jiménez Chávez lost their lives, he said, but set an example in patriotism that can be summed up in one phrase: “We did it for Peru.” The personnel selected for this operation, he recalled, included the best Commandos teamed together in groups. The best shooters were assigned to sharpshooting, the best explosive handlers managed that task, and those best-suited to enter the residence made up another group. “All of them were part of the intervention force.” “The operation needed to take place in the space of four minutes, but in real life it took over 40,” Gen. Cabrera said. “On the second floor, a group of terrorists had set up a defense from one of the rooms with explosives and they responded to our military incursion.” last_img read more

Awareness initiative to raise CUs’ profile

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Attendees of the America’s Credit Union Conference received an update on the progress of the Credit Union Awareness Initiative Tuesday.Launched last year by the CUNA Board, the Awareness Initiative aims to raise broad-based consumer awareness of credit unions by establishing a new, national brand platform for the industry.“The credit union industry is truly at a crossroads,” says Teresa Freeborn, chair of the Creating Awareness Advisory Group, the committee appointed by the CUNA Board to lead the initiative. “For four decades we’ve hung on to 6-7% market share with little upward movement.“In this day of fintech and near-daily new entrants into the market, credit unions have to work so much harder to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.”To create that greater awareness, the Advisory Group decided to create a brand platform for the industry based on extensive national consumer research, the first round of which it conducted earlier this year. continue reading »last_img read more