Clothes Closet Keeps Normal Hours During Skate Park Construction

first_imgThe Ocean City Ecumenical Council Clothes Closet is adjacent to the Ocean City Fire Department between Fifth and Sixth streets, Asbury and West avenues.The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Clothes Closet will maintain its regular hours of operation during construction of the adjoining skateboard park, which began in May.Clients and donors can visit the Clothes Closet:Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Fridays: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Closed on holidaysParking is available in the parking area behind the Clothes Closet off Asbury Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.The mission of the Clothes Closet is to give free, clean, and gently used or new seasonal clothing to men, women and children living in Ocean City.last_img read more

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Madonna toasts Jewish New Year with Israeli president

first_img Rabbis were particularly incensed by Madonna’s song, “Isaac,” about the revered 16th-century Kabbalist rabbi Yitzhak Luria, which featured on her 2005 album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor.” Madonna, who was raised a Roman Catholic, has taken the Hebrew name Esther, and has been seen wearing a red thread on her wrist in a Jewish tradition to ward off the evil eye. During her visit she plans to visit sites sacred to Kabbalists. It was not known how long she intends to stay. Madonna paid her first visit to Israel three years ago, on another Kabbalah-centered trip. “I can’t believe that I’m celebrating the new year with you in Israel,” Maariv newspaper quoted her as telling Peres on Saturday. “It’s a dream come true.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Madonna arrived in Israel on Wednesday night, the eve of the new year, with her film director husband, Guy Ritchie, to attend a Kabbalah conference. Other celebrities who flew in for the event included movie star Demi Moore and her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, ex-talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and fashion designer Donna Karan. “You don’t know how popular the Book of Splendor is among Hollywood actors,” Yediot quoted Madonna as telling Peres. “Everyone I meet talks to me only about that. I am an ambassador for Judaism.” The Haaretz daily quoted Kutcher as telling a group of Israeli businessmen and entertainers on Saturday that Kabbalah had answered fundamental questions in his life and made him a better actor. Madonna’s interest in Kabbalah in recent years has been criticized by Orthodox Jews, who say it is an abomination. Rabbis who specialize in Kabbalah have criticized the interest by non-Jewish celebrities in the subject. Jewish tradition holds that Kabbalah is so powerful and complicated that only bonafide students may begin to approach it and then only after age 40. Among the elements of Kabbalah are mystical revelations drawn from holy books by recombination of letters and other signs. JERUSALEM – Visiting pop idol Madonna toasted the Jewish new year with Israeli President Shimon Peres and declared herself an “ambassador for Judaism,” local newspapers reported Sunday. The singer, who is not Jewish, met Peres at his official Jerusalem residence on Saturday evening, and the two exchanged gifts, with Madonna receiving a lavishly-bound copy of the Old Testament. She presented Peres a volume of “The Book of Splendor,” the guiding text of Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah, inscribed, “To Shimon Peres, the man I admire and love, Madonna,” the Yediot Ahronot daily said. A Peres aide confirmed the meeting but had no details.last_img read more

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Google I/O Set For May 15-17, 2013

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts The Google Developers team has announced that the 2013 Google I/O developers’ conference will be held from May 15-17, 2013 in Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Calif. As in 2012, Google will provide streaming and organize events for developers around the world who can’t attend in person.Google has not announced when tickets will go on sale. “We’ll announce registration details in February 2013,” the Google+ post says. It’s usually a mad dash to get tickets, so we recommend following Google Developers on Google+ as well as the hashtag #io13 if you want to be on top of things.The Google I/O website still shows info from the 2012 event, but it’s a good way to get a sense of whether you’d be interested in attending. There tend to be some surprises, like Sergey Brin introducing Project Glass glasses with a unique skydiving stunt:http://www.youtube.com/watch/D7TB8b2t3QEPhoto credit: Eliot Weisberg/ReadWrite Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? jon mitchell Tags:#Google last_img read more

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BCCI pays Rs 7 crore to five stars for injuries

first_imgThe Indian cricket Board has made some touching gestures recently, like the one-time benefit purse to select retired Test and first-class players, including their widows, who were moved to tears on hearing the news.Now, in another praiseworthy gesture, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to compensate five players who had to forego part of their 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League T20 fees due to injuries sustained while representing India.The BCCI has decided to pay around Rs 7 crore as compensation to Sachin Tendulkar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan for having missed matches in either IPL or Champions League T20 last year.The Board decided to pay compensation as it failed to insure the contracted players due to time constraint, despite promising them at a meeting in Mumbai before the February-April World Cup.The BCCI has, however, insured the 37 contracted players this year and is paying a premium of about Rs 4 crore.The then BCCI president and secretary, Shashank Manohar and N Srinivasan, respectively, had assured a group of senior players at the meeting that all the contracted players would be insured.”A few senior players – Sachin, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, and Ashish Nehra etc. – had met Manohar and Srinivasan before the World Cup to discuss a few issues like that of the physios and players’ insurance,” a top BCCI official aware of the developments told Mail Today.”At the meeting, the players were assured that if any of the contracted players got injured while playing for India, he would get compensation for the money he would thus lose for missing matches for his IPL franchise either in the 2011 IPL or the Champions League T20,” he said.advertisementThe BCCI, however, could not get the insurance done because, as the official said, the two contracts – one between players and the Board and another between players and their franchises – were signed very late, leaving no time for the Board to complete the insurance formalities. “It so happened that Nehra got injured during the World Cup semifinals against Pakistan in Mohali and the other four players either got injured or aggravated their injuries on the tour of England, following the trip to the West Indies immediately after the World Cup,” said the official.Tendulkar missed the entire CLT20 due to a toe injury that he aggravated during the forgettable tour of England and missed the five-match ODI series after playing in the Test series.Middle order batsman Rohit was struck on the finger by a Stuart Broad delivery during the first ODI in Chester-le-Street on September 3.Munaf suffered an ankle injury when he fell on the ground while chasing the ball during the fifth ODI in Cardiff on September 16.Pace spearhead Zaheer was the biggest disappointment as he suffered a strained right hamstring on the very first day of first Test at Lord’s, London, on July 21.Left-arm pacer Nehra fractured his finger while attempting to take a catch of Shahid Afridi during the World Cup semi-finals against Pakistan and missed the entire 2011 IPL season for Pune Warriors India. He hasn’t played for India since.”Since the top BCCI official had given their word to the players, now Srinivasan, with due approval of the working committee, has decided to pay the compensation to the five players,” the official informed.”And, the Board has insured all the contracted players this year and is paying Rs 4 crore as premium.”last_img read more

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Kane makes it four in three as England go through

first_imgEngland 1 Slovenia 0: Late Kane goal sends Three Lions to World Cup Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 04:46 10/6/17 Harry Kane Getty Images England are through to the 2018 World Cup finals after a 1-0 win against Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday, Harry Kane scoring late on. Harry Kane’s injury-time goal guaranteed England’s place at the 2018 World Cup, the Tottenham striker earning a 1-0 home win against Slovenia on Thursday.Gareth Southgate’s side were already virtually assured of their place in Russia due to a five-point cushion and made certain of their progress thanks to Kane’s late impact.The in-form striker had been quiet throughout a listless Three Lions performance but nudged home Kyle Walker’s low cross to break the deadlock in the third minute of added time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. In a largely turgid affair, England missed the suspended Dele Alli and the injured Jamie Vardy’s ability to move defenders around, with Slovenia happy to sit deep and soak up pressure.Slovenia held England to a 0-0 draw at home earlier in the group and they appeared set to do so again with few problems, Jan Oblak making relatively straightforward saves from Kane, Jordan Henderson and the lively Marcus Rashford.But there was nothing Oblak could do about Kane’s late winner, the cross from former Spurs team-mate Walker perfect for him to tap in his 14th goal of the season for club and country.There it is! The #ThreeLions have qualified for next year’s @FIFAWorldCup :+1: pic.twitter.com/SZL7QvI1WO — England (@England) October 5, 2017 Although England started reasonably well, they were perhaps lucky not to concede a penalty after nine minutes when goalkeeper Joe Hart appeared to catch Josip Ilicic near the byline.Kane scored 13 goals for club and country in September and had been given the captain’s armband by Southgate, but his first effort was easily dealt with by Oblak, before Andraz Sporar fired at Hart at the other end.Oblak was stretched for the first time after 25 minutes, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper tipping Henderson’s low curler around his left-hand post after England cleverly worked a short free-kick.England had the ball in the net shortly before half-time thanks to Kane’s header, but Raheem Sterling was penalised for a foul and the goal was disallowed by referee Felix Zwayer.The ponderous play from the hosts did not improve after the interval, with sloppy passes regularly giving away possession, although Slovenia offered nothing on the ball themselves.When England did break threateningly after 61 minutes, Rashford’s decision to cutely chip Oblak was the wrong choice and Rajko Rotman had time to get back and clear, Bostjan Cesar then making a fine block to deny Sterling.Southgate’s men had scored late goals throughout the campaign and although there appeared little sign of one coming, they struck in stoppage-time.Oblak threw the ball to Walker in his haste to launch a counter-attack and the Manchester City full-back broke at speed, putting a fine centre on a plate for Kane to tuck in from close range.England will wrap up their campaign in Vilnius against Lithuania on Sunday, while Slovenia host a resurgent Scotland in the battle for second place. read morelast_img read more

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LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER

first_imgReferees John and Louise Frost are refereeing together at the 2006 NTL for the first time, but hopefully the first time of many.After gaining her level 4 qualification in December 2005, Louise is just 23 years old and is here at the Seniors 2006 NTL for the first time, while her father John is here for the third time.“It’s certainly a challenge being at the NTL, it gets you moving to your full potential and is also great for meeting lots of other referees you have heard about but don’t know,” said Louise.“I’ve also really enjoyed running water for other referees, it’s good to know you’re helping and that you’re positive for the referees on the sideline, encouraging them and so forth,” she said.After coming back from an overseas trip and being just a little low on money, John managed to convince Louise that refereeing was the answer to her financial needs.“We’ve refereed at park level together for a while, and I did need the exercise, so dad got me going and now we’re here,” Louise said.“I think that kids and young adults need to know refereeing is an excellent way to build confidence, before I started I was really shy, now I don’t shut up!”They may have started refereeing at park level, but John can see Louise continuing right through to a World Cup event.“I may be bias, but I believe my daughter can go all the way to World Cup competition, she is only 23 but she’s very mature and is becoming a very good referee,” John said.“I’m very proud of her, she’s strong and committed and has fun at the same time.”Louise is also quick to praise her father in the way he handles the players on the field.“He’s an excellent referee, the way he always gives it his all, his words are always wise and he runs really hard,” she said.While the father and daughter combo are yet to referee together at the NTL, it’s clear the example John has set for Louise and the lead she has to follow.last_img read more

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Tennessee Wideout Marquez North Suffers Knee Sprain

first_imgMarquez North of Tennessee Injured.Marquez North Tennessee Injury RumorYou can exhale, Tennessee fans. Junior wide receiver Marquez North is not sidelined for the season, despite what rumors suggested Wednesday night. North, one of the team’s top playmakers, instead is only suffering from a knee sprain and will be out of action for around one week. Both Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and Brett McMurphy of ESPN confirmed the news Thursday morning.SOURCE: Speculation on #Vols big WR Marquez North possibly being injured & lost for the season is all false. He may be out 1 wk or less— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 13, 2015Tennessee WR Marquez North’s knee injury appears to only be a sprain source told ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 13, 2015North caught 68 balls for 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2014, but a shoulder injury sidelined him for most of the second half of the season. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he has the potential to be a serious threat for the Volunteers.last_img read more

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Excessive hygiene can cause antibiotic resistance

first_imgWhile maintaining hygiene is good for health, excess cleanliness could lead to antibiotic resistance often resulting to death and illness as well, suggests a new study. Comparing all existing microorganisms and antibiotic resistances, the researchers at Austria’s University of Graz, showed that microbial diversity decreases in areas with high levels of hygiene and the diversity of resistances increases. The team compared the intensive care unit of the institute with clean rooms subject to strong microbial control in the aerospace industry and with public and private buildings which have hardly any microbial controls. “In environments with strong microbial control in the intensive care unit and industrially used clean rooms, there are increasing antibiotic resistances which show a high potential for combining with pathogens,” said Alexander Mahnert, director at the varsity. The number of people who become ill and die from antibiotic-resistant germs is increasing worldwide, said the study, published in Nature Communications. Hence, the results indicated that a stable microbial diversity in clinical areas counteracts the spread of resistances. With the microbial control of pathogens already being used in cultivated plants and also in humans in the framework of stool transplantation, pursuing such ideas in indoor areas in future is recommended, said Gabriele Berg from the varsity. The team suggested regular airing, houseplants, deliberate use of useful microorganisms and reduction of antibacterial cleaning agents could be the strategies in maintaining or improving microbial diversity.last_img read more

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Joining Cong as it is national party in true sense; Lalu advised to do so: Shatrughan

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has announced that he is quitting the BJP, on Sunday said he decided to go with the Congress as it was a national party in the “true sense” and family friend Lalu Prasad also advised him to do so. He said leaders such as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal, among others, wanted him to join their respective parties, but he had made it clear that whatever be the situation, the constituency he would be contesting in the Lok Sabha polls would be Patna Sahib. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The actor-turned-politician, who has been criticising the Modi government for long, said it was “painful” for him to leave the BJP with which he has had such a long association, but was disturbed at the treatment meted out by the party to stalwarts such as L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha. The BJP has not fielded party veterans Advani and Joshi in the Lok Sabha polls. In an exclusive interview to PTI, Sinha said he had won from Patna Sahib in 2014 on his own merit, without support from the party and feels that this time he could break his “previous records” in terms of victory. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe slammed the BJP’s leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah saying earlier there was “lokshahi” (democracy) and now there is “tanashahi” (dictatorship) in the party. “There used to be collective decision during Atal (Bihari Vajpayee) ji’s time. There was democracy in the true sense. But now, there is the case of one-man show and two-man army,” said the 73-year-old leader, who is in Muscat where he is being honoured as a cinematic legend. Asked why he decided to go with the Congress, Sinha said there were several reasons such as it is the grand old party which has had great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, and those of the Nehru-Gandhi family.last_img read more

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Day after: Lankans still can’t believe it happened

first_imgColombo: As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country’s deadly civil war flooded back. “I carried about eight wounded children yesterday,” he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit hotels and churches, killing nearly 300 people. “There were two girls aged six and eight, the same age as my daughters,” said Prasad, who helps carry stretchers into the hospital’s triage area and wards. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Their clothes were torn and drenched in blood. It is unbearable to see this kind of violence again.” For many Sri Lankans, Sunday’s attacks against churches and high-end hotels brought back painful memories of a conflict that lasted three decades and killed as many as 100,000 people. During those years, bomb attacks were a regular occurrence, and left many Sri Lankans on edge in the streets and on public transport. In the capital, street sweeper Malathi Wickrama said Monday he was now nervous doing his job. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Now we are afraid to even touch black plastic bags with garbage,” he said. “The string of blasts yesterday brings back memories of the time when we were afraid to go in buses or trains because of parcel bombs.” With the lifting of a nationwide curfew early Monday morning, people began to emerge into Colombo’s streets, where security was heavy. Schools and the stock exchange are closed, but some shops opened their doors and public transport was functioning. Imtiaz Ali, a tuk-tuk driver, was looking for customers in the capital, but said his family was in mourning over the death of his nephew in the blast that hit the Cinnamon Grand hotel. “The boy was just 23. He was a salesman at Cinnamon Grand hotel and he was to be married next week,” Ali told AFP. “We had made all the plans to hold the wedding at home, but today it’s a funeral house.” When Ali stopped at a petrol station to get a back-up container of fuel, the attendant said police had banned the sale of petrol and diesel in cans and bottles for fear they could be used to improvise bombs. Elsewhere in the city, some residents were making their way into work, determined to maintain a semblance of normality despite the tragedy. “We are resilient people,” said Nuwan Samarweera, a 50-year-old office worker. “We have seen so much violence during the civil war. For the outside world it may be big, but for us life goes on,” he added.last_img read more

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