O.C. Police Announce Campaign Against Unsafe Driving

first_imgMotorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10 designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keeping the state’s roadways fatality-free for one day.Known as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up every ride, driving the posted speed limit, avoiding distractions while driving, and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.To support this effort, the Ocean City Police Department will be enforcing all laws related to distracted driving and unsafe vehicle operations.Last year in New Jersey, 556 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle-related crashes, up from 542 in 2013. Pedestrian fatalities increased from 129 in 2013 to 170 in 2014. Our average pedestrian fatalities run from 139 in 2010 to 170 in 2014. The 2014 numbers represent 31 percent of all crashes while nationally pedestrian fatalities are at 14 percent.Statewide law enforcement agencies will be utilizing their variable message boards and conducting educational activities to raise public awareness regarding this issue during the week of Oct. 4, ending with “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” on Oct. 10.“Clearly, this effort will go a long way in our continuing efforts to stem the tide of tragedies that occur every day on New Jersey’s roadways,” Chief Chad Callahan said. “Shining the spotlight on this one day can help create a groundswell of support for good driving behaviors that can cany over throughout the year.”“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” Chief Callahan added.Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.brakesonfatalities.org .— News release from the Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

Warburtons introduces price-marked pitta packs

first_imgWarburtons has launched a new price-marked pack for its line of sandwich pittas, targeted at the convenience store market.The range includes a white variety, which has been made exclusive to the convenience sector for four weeks starting 5 November, alongside a brown variant, due to launch on 30 December. Both products will include a price point of £1 marked on front of packs.Martin Baptie, category strategy controller at Warburtons, said: “The launch of Warburtons’ sandwich alternatives range, including our pittas, has driven overall growth in this sector more than any other brand, helping to satisfy shopper needs and growing bakery category sales.“Our new price-marked packs are designed to help retailers increase sales by ensuring a positive price perception with shoppers, giving them the confidence that they are getting good value for money during these difficult economic times.”last_img read more

Oscar-winner to visit theater students

first_imgAward-winning actress Dianne Wiest, who appeared in such movies as “Edward Scissorhands” and “Hannah and Her Sisters,” will host “An Evening with Dianne Wiest,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in O’Laughlin Auditorium.The Margaret M. Hill Visiting Guest Artist program made the visit possible through an endowment made by a College alumnus who is now a New York theatre producer, associate professor of theater Katie Sullivan said.“This [endowment] is a great way to give something really tremendous to our students,” Sullivan said. “To have such a program … that in four years our students will have met with, worked with, shown their work to, had lunch with these amazing artists … to have this opportunity is almost unheard of.”Wiest has won two Oscars and two Emmys among otherhonors and is known for her 10-year career with popular series “Law & Order” as District Attorney Nora Lewin. She also appeared in multiple theater productions and over 54 films, including “Footloose” and five Woody Allen films such as “Hannah and Her Sisters.”“The amount of plays she’s done and the amount of movies she’s done can be split up amongst several different lifetimes,” junior Maria Welser said. “And I think the best thing ever about it is even if you don’t know her, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in theater and in movies and television.”Wiest will partake in a three-hour class with College theater students, Sullivan said. During the class, 13 students will present six short scenes they have prepared.“[Wiest] is really dedicated and interested in doing the very best job of coaching and guiding she can,” Sullivan said, “Usually we don’t have as many as 13 performers. She was very interested in being as inclusive as possible.”Sullivan said an hour-long private lunch will follow the class. With no faculty present at the meal, 19 theater students will have the chance to ask questions and converse with the actress.Sophomore Katie Corbett said the time at lunch will allow her and fellow students to peek into Wiest’s world.“I think it’s such a rare opportunity for us to have someone who’s so acclaimed from the industry,” Corbett said. “She will be able to give advice to any Saint Mary’s woman … it’ll be an incredible opportunity.”Sullivan said she plans to ask Wiest a series of questions regarding her childhood and career, allowing Wiest to share personal anecdotes and stories with the audience, she said.“We’ve all been a fan of a movie or a person, and the idea of getting to hear them really talk about the experience that meant so much to us is really cool,” Sullivan said.Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session with the audience, she said.“I think there will be fans from various walks of life, not just theater trained people but movie goers, TV watchers, people who think ‘Wow, I have the chance to hear somebody speak as her real self when I’ve been watching her for years,’” Sullivan said.Corbett said Wiest’s strength and independence embodies what Saint Mary’s is all about by. She said she seesWiest’s story as motivation for other women to craft an enriching career no matter where they come from.“A lot of times when we’re hosting a woman, we’re saying to our students ‘This is possible. Dream big,’” Sullivan said. “It’s not just about showing off or saying ‘help me, help me,’ it’s really about saying ‘My gosh we have this opportunity to pick someone’s brain, who has been where you are, young and full of desire’, and learn from her. It’s a great learning experience.”Tickets are free to students, faculty, and staff from Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. Admission is $10 for general public and $5 for senior citizens. Tickets are available at the Moreau Box Office, by calling (574)-284-4626, and online at www.moreaucenter.com.last_img read more

Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works

first_imgRick Moranis & Ellen Greene in ‘Little Shop of Horrors'(Photo courtesy of Warner Bros) Look out, look out, look out, look out! A new Little Shop of Horrors is aiming to take over the big screen. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a remake of the 1986 movie based on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical. Greg Berlanti (executive producer of such shows as Supergirl and The Flash) is set to direct, and Matthew Robinson is on board to pen the screenplay.The cult classic premiered off-Broadway in 1982, with the film adaptation following four years later. It had its first Broadway run in 2003 and most recently played New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene, reprising her role from the original run and movie.Based on the 1960 sci-fi flick, Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour, a meek plant store attendant, Audrey, his co-worker crush, her sadistic dentist of a boyfriend and the man-eating plant that threatens them and the world as we know it.No word yet on who’s eyeing a role in the new adaptation. Back in 2012, it was reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in talks to develop and star in a remake of the title. View Commentslast_img read more

Achieve goals the SMART way

first_imgRaise your hand if you’ve ever set a goal and didn’t quite achieve it.Many methods exist for goal setting. You might even be familiar with the most common approach—the SMART goal. You might even think you know all about SMART goals and how to set them.But go back to the first line of this article. If we know how to set goals, and we know what’s arguably the best goal-setting method out there, why aren’t we successful with 100% of our goals 100% of the time?Because how you set goals is just as important as the goal itself. Let’s look at each element of a SMART goal: continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Tioga County holds public hearing on new recycling law

first_imgFrom a resident’s perspective, Woods also took issue with the idea that getting rid of the recycling tax was a good thing. “They were saying we pay 60 dollars a year, I’d be willing to pay 120 a year just to make sure the recycling is going and being processed and not going to the landfill,” she said. The new law requires garbage hauling companies operating in Tioga County be to take residents’ recycling with their garbage for an additional fee, which would replace the current recycling tax residents find on their bill. Residents will also have the option of bringing their recyclables to a transfer station themselves. “As a garbage company we just pick up garbage we’ve never picked up recycling,” she said. “Now the county is coming out saying in three months we’re going to be obligated to pick up the recycling, so we’ve got a lot of questions,” she said. Legislative Chair Martha Sauerbrey says the county’s current contract with Taylor Garbage expires at the end of the year. When the county sought bids for a new one, the lowest bid was double what the county is currently paying. Sauerbrey says the county’s concern was that the cost would be passed on to the tax payer. County Sustainability Manager Dr. Ellen Pratt kicked off the meeting with a presentation detailing the bid that was rejected. She said the contract would cost 2.48 Million dollars per year, 1.26 Million dollars more than what the county is paying currently. She argued that would push the county’s property tax rate higher than the state property tax cap. Multiple speakers agreed that if given the choice, they would take the higher recycling tax over having to coordinate pickup with their hauler on their own.center_img Esther Woods owns a garbage hauling company in Nichols. She says her company is not equipped to pick up recycling and isn’t being given enough time or information to plan ahead, if the law goes into effect as scheduled in January. Those in attendance had the opportunity to voice their concerns with many like Doug Barton of Owego arguing that they feared by making recycling the responsibility of the resident, many would choose not to recycle at all. “Some will mix the garbage in with their recyclables at un-monitored drop offs, and some will deposit papers bottles and cans along roadways,” he argued “Tourism’s new motto will be ‘welcome to the litter gateway of the Finger Lakes.” The meeting was held at the Ronald E Dougherty Office Building introducing the new law. OWEGO (WBNG) — Tioga County Residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns about the County’s new recycling law at a public hearing Wednesday. last_img read more

Virus surge in Spain worries European neighbors

first_imgMadrid toughens rulesIn Spain, where the virus has claimed more than 28,400 lives, there has been a surge in cases in recent weeks. According to Tuesday’s count, an average of more than 1,800 new cases per day have been detected over the past seven days, two-thirds of them in the northeastern regions of Catalonia and Aragon. It’s a figure which has more than tripled in two weeks, prompting Spain’s autonomous regions to step up security measures. The Madrid region moved to make mask-wearing obligatory at all times in public on Tuesday, even while having a drink at a bar terrace, where gatherings will now be limited to groups of 10. Restricting numbers to a maximum of 10 guests has also been recommended for people entertaining at home.Although less affected by the recent outbreaks, Madrid has decided to ready a field hospital at a conference center on the city’s eastern outskirts. But Catalonia, where the virus has flared up, has taken more drastic steps and on July 18, advised four million residents in and around Barcelona to stay at home.  Topics : After Britain’s quarantine move and a travel warning from France, Germany became the latest country to advise Tuesday against holidays in parts of Spain with a surge in virus cases.Although many are desperate for a holiday after months of lockdown, governments are concerned about what they might bring home, with Berlin warning against travel to three areas of northern Spain, including the hugely popular Catalan coast. The call followed warnings from France against travel to Catalonia and Britain’s decision to quarantine anyone arriving from Spain for 14 days.  “I’m afraid if we do see signs of a second wave in other countries, it is really our job, our duty to act swiftly and decisively to stop reinfecting, to stop travellers coming back from those places and seeding the disease here in the UK,” he said.Madrid had wanted an exemption for areas like the Canary Islands or the Balearic islands where there has been a very low incidence of the virus, but London refused. center_img As one of the world’s top tourist destinations, it has been a major blow to Spain which relies heavily on British tourism.Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez quickly hit back at the move, denouncing it as “unbalanced” and insisting that Spain’s most popular tourist destinations “might even be safer” than the UK. “We want to send a clear message.. We are a secure destination that has made preparations and strengthened itself to deal with the virus and any outbreaks,” said government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero. But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended the decision in light of “the signs of a second wave of the pandemic” in Europe.  ‘Safer than in England’ Even so, tourists could still be found visiting the city, saying they felt safe, with British yacht skipper Paul Callahan, 62, telling AFPTV he felt safer in Spain than back home. “More people have died in England this week than anywhere else in Europe, I believe, and certainly 30 or 40 times more than in Spain… so if you look at it that way, it’s safer to come to Spain,” he said. And Ines Meinen, a 53-year-old hotel employee from Germany, said she too felt safe. “It’s very quiet, people are keeping their distance, everyone is respecting each other.”Although Spain is the country with the highest instance of cases per 100,000 people, other European countries are also struggling to contain outbreaks.Belgium has toughened the rules after a “worrying” surge saw virus cases rising by more than 70 percent, imposing a curfew in its second city Antwerp, limiting gatherings and making face masks compulsory where social distancing is not possible. The rapid rise in numbers in Germany is also very worrying, top health experts said on Tuesday, urging citizens to keep their distance and wear face masks.And Greece said it was making masks compulsory again in shops and public services after a recent rise in infections. last_img read more

Man Utd hunt for Newcastle midfielder

first_imgManchester United remain in the hunt for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff. Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The Evening Standard says United are still interested in signing Longstaff with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Michael Carrick keen admirers of the Newcastle midfielder. The Red Devils are in the market for reinforcements this month with midfield a priority due to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay’s injury struggles.Advertisement Longstaff is an option, but United may have to spend big in order to get him on board. Read Also:Europa League: Manchester United draw excites Okereke Newcastle wanted £50m for him over the summer and are unlikely to budge, with January a less than ideal time to do business. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fernandes pays homage to Ronaldo with celebration in kickabout

first_img Fernandes was forced to try and retrieve the ball from a tree Read Also: Ronaldo sunbathes shirtless at home as partner goes shopping “He’s a top guy, a top player and he’s going to be a legend here,” Dalot told United’s official podcast earlier this week. “He’s unbelievable, he can be better of course as well. He’s going to learn a lot from this club. “I think he is a massive player to have in this team and he’s going to be a very good player for this club. He’s going to be [a legend], no doubt about that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dalot joked: “Who loses, pays. Right?” Before Fernandes snapped back: “You lost so you should get the ball.” Fernandes has followed a similar path to Ronaldo, moving from Sporting Lisbon to Old Trafford, where he is already looking like a club hero in the making. Indeed Dalot certainly thinks his friend is on the right path. Loading… Bruno Fernandes paid homage to fellow Portuguese compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo with a celebration in his honour during a garden kickabout with Man Utd teammate Diogo Dalot. Both United stars are self-isolating away from the club’s Carrington training base due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Fernandes performed Ronaldo’s famed ‘Si’ celebration after scoring past Dalot And they took the time to hone their skills, taking shots at each other in a mini football goal in the garden. In a clip uploaded to Twitter, Dalot wrote: “Quarantine life’s. After all.. who won it, @B_Fernandes8? Let people decide..” During the video the pair take turns to go in goal, with Dalot scoring several to begin with, and dancing and celebrating to his camera. But Fernandes soon gets a go outfield, and whips a curling shot into the bottom corner, before recreating Ronaldo’s famed ‘Si’ celebration. Dalot also joked around to the camera after firing one past his teammate However it was Dalot who had the last laugh, as his shot was elaborately flicked over the bar by Fernandes, before nestling high in a tree behind the goal. “It’s over,” Dalot declared, before mimicking the sound of a final whistle. Fernandes then shouted expletives as he went to retrieve the ball from the tree. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows6 Most Handsome Indian Actors7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Trump freezes WHO funds

first_imgThe outbreak could have been contained“with very little death” if the WHO had accurately assessed thesituation in China, where the disease broke out late last year, charged Trump.(AFP) United States President Donald Trump formally announces that the United States will freeze funding to the World Health Organization for “mismanaging” the coronavirus crisis. SAMAATV NEW YORK – United States President DonaldTrump ordered a freeze on funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for“mismanaging” the coronavirus crisis. center_img Funding would be frozen pending a reviewinto the WHO’s role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread ofthe coronavirus,” said Trump, who accused the Geneva-based body of putting“political correctness above life-saving measures.”last_img read more