OCBP Then and Now: O.C. Rules the Jerseys

first_imgCaptain George T. Lafferty and Mayor B. Thomas Waldman accept the 1971 South Jersey Lifeguard Championship trophy from rowers Hans and Karsten Giesecke and swimmer Bill Dorney. It was the 11th year in a row the OCBP won the championship.The OCBP reunion weekend will be held August 14, 15 and 16. The 76th annual South Jersey Lifeguard Championship (“The Jerseys”) will be held on Friday, August 14 on the Decatur Avenue beach in Margate. The three-event tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m.Karsten Giesecke, rookie 1969, Jim Sullivan, rookie 1973, and Paul Mangen, rookie 2000, will be inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame at the 77th annual Lifeguard Reunion, Saturday, August 15 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point. For more information, go to the Ocean City Rowing & Athletic Association’s website OCRAA.com.The 3rd annual OCBP Alumni Races will be held on Sunday, August 16 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Seaview Harbor beach, off the road between Ocean City and Longport.— By Fred Miller, historian and former OCBP lieutenantlast_img read more

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News story: £10 million to develop vaccines against global infectious diseases

first_imgThe UK government will give £10 million of funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help develop vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.The £10 million is UK-aid funding that prioritises helping low- and middle-income countries.CEPI is a global coalition that was formed in response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The epidemic killed more than 11,000 people.The importance of CEPI’s work is highlighted by outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases seen across the world in the past year, including the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and outbreaks of Lassa fever in Nigeria and Nipah in India.Since its launch in 2017, CEPI has received more than $740 million of funding from governments and charitable organisations around the world.The £10 million funding is in addition to the UK’s investment of £120 million for the UK Vaccine Network (UKVN). The UKVN helps to develop vaccines and vaccine technology for epidemic diseases.The UKVN funds 78 research projects that are developing vaccines against diseases that can cause epidemics. The UKVN is prioritising vaccine development for 12 pathogens, 5 of which are also prioritised by CEPI.The 2 initiatives working together is further shown by the development of a promising new vaccine platform by Imperial College with UKVN support. The platform recently received further funding from CEPI to progress towards clinical use.This funding from the UK government comes as CEPI celebrates its second anniversary at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said: Diseases like Ebola and Lassa fever tear communities and families apart, causing untold amounts of harm and suffering. As a global community, we must keep trying to find new ways to beat diseases like this and making them a thing of the past. We have a proud history of being at the forefront of tackling diseases around the world, such as the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and will continue to do so by backing this vital work with CEPI to help protect people everywhere.last_img read more

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Wall’s to offer prize giveaway as part of Helping Hand campaign

first_imgWall’s Pastry will be offering an on-pack promotion as part of its Helping Hand campaign.Running until the end of September, the promotion will run across five million packs and feature on Wall’s slices, pasties and jumbo sausage rolls.Wall’s launched its Helping Hand campaign in May, which aims to find the UK community most in need of a helping hand with a £5,000 regeneration project.Each pack will feature a code that can be used on Wall’s promotional site to win a prize and be entered in the daily draw for free fuel.Prizes on offer include two-four-one days out, two-for-one on Odeon cinema tickets, two-for-one at Brewers Fayre and a free month’s subscription to Readly, which allows winners to read any magazine of their choice. “We’ve committed considerable investment in what is a major on pack promotional campaign,” said Wall’s Pastry brand and marketing manager Michael Holton.“The fact that every pack offers a prize should create a major impact on shelf and will also help raise awareness of our Helping Hand campaign to find, support and regenerate local community projects.”last_img read more

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Building a Better Cloud Starts with Getting the Best People

first_imgAs we close in on the end of our fiscal year, it’s amazing to see how much success we’ve had on the Dell Technologies Cloud team in our inaugural year. This isn’t a blog post to pat ourselves on the back or take the victory lap; it’s an acknowledgement that we still have a long way to go to achieve our goals, and that means growing the team.In this new decade, what organizations require from their cloud solutions partners has substantially changed. No one is clamoring for yet another public cloud vendor to further splinter things. No, what organizations need is a partner who can drive consistency across these disparate environments. And who better than Dell Technologies, a leader not only in infrastructure solutions, but also virtualization and cloud software, with a strong commitment to building the solutions that organizations have come to rely on so heavily.With that in mind, we launched Dell Technologies Cloud, the first set of solutions that show the path forward for Dell Technologies: Embracing Cloud Operating Models everywhere. This direction permeates every aspect of our business from engineering, to sales, to marketing. And because of this we are actively expanding our team, looking for the best and the brightest to join us on this rocketship.Here is why you should believe in us, and why this is a great organization to come into:Market Acceptance – You might be saying, “why should I select Dell Technologies versus one of the hyperscalers?” The truth is we are one of the largest and most trusted infrastructure and software companies in the world, and our launch of Dell Technologies Cloud has been praised by analysts and customers alike.Ability to Make an Impact – Since the solution is relatively new to market and we’re rapidly transforming to meet new markets and new customers’ needs across the board, we have a startup-like culture, backed with the investments only the largest companies can make.Smart and Pragmatic Leadership – We enter spaces with an obvious market need and where we hold a competitive advantage, versus getting into protracted and messy battles where either side’s success looks more like mutually assured destruction. Because of this, even during challenging economic conditions we’ve executed well and taken share.Strong Culture – I’ve spent time in many different organizations but Dell’s commitment to work/life balance and ability to foster a collaborative “one team” culture is truly unique. I can’t stress enough how amazing it is to be able to ask for help and see folks willing to support as opposed to having them say “that’s not in my KPIs.”Career Trajectory – From what I’ve observed in my almost three years here, and looking at this team specifically, we’re in a high growth area that can lead to great career growth. From my own experience I would say it’s been the most I’ve ever been rewarded for the work I’ve done.Come join us! Take on the challenge of educating an entire market that the next decade must deliver consistent experiences across all the clouds. It’s a great company to work for.Please visit the Dell Technologies career site and search for “cloud” jobs there. We have many openings including Product Marketing, Sales Enablement, Engineering, and Product Management roles that we’re actively filling.last_img read more

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Buffaloes, Hurricanes and Conquerors remain unbeaten in the Rugby Championship

first_imgThe defending champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship, Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, continued with their unbeaten run after a 34-15 victory over Idas Sports RFC on Saturday 12 December at the Accra Sports Stadium.The team demonstrated quality rugby play on the day despite the selling of 9 key players to other clubs in the past weeks.Mr. Amuzuloh, Coach of Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, said the performance of the boys was beyond expectations.Speaking to the press, Mr. Amuzu disclosed how the fantasy of holding the trophy this season became shuttered as most of the key players were sold to other clubs in order to gain funds for the club.  He said the team’s performance on the day has increased their enthusiasm to fight harder to retain the trophy by the end of the season.“I’m very excited today because I wasn’t expecting my boys to play fabulously like this looking at what happened to the club in the past two weeks. I’m grateful to my boys for making me proud because initially I thought it’s impossible to retain the cup but with this performance I’m sure we can win the league again” he said. Kids again had their training session between 9am and 10am with the ladies 7’s match between 10am and 10:30am followed by a boys 7’s match between 10:30am and 11am and a 2nd division men’s 7’s match between 11am and 11:30am.In the adult 15’s matches Conquerors Sporting Club also won their match 80 to 6 against Accra Sharks RFC making it three wins in a row while Griffons RFC who traveled all the way from Cape Coast lost 14-3 to Dansoman Hurricanes RFC.At this stage of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship Conquerors, Cosmos Buffaloes and Dansoman Hurricanes are all unbeaten after three matches. The top four on the log after having played three matches each are Conquerors and Cosmos Buffaloes with 15 points each followed by Dansoman Hurricanes with 13 points and Idas Sports with six points.Next week will see the last matches for 2015 before the Rugby Championship will break to be continued in January 2016. As part of the youth development programme children were given the opportunity to practice basic rugby skills  Conquerors SC wins the ball in the lineout in their match against Accra Sharks RFC.   Cosmos Buffaloes RFC and Idas Sports RFC compete for the ball in a maul   Dansoman Hurricanes RFC managed to beat the Cape Coast Griffons RFC  by 14 points to 3last_img read more

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UPDATE — Winter Weather Advisory now includes Franklin, Wright counties in our area

first_img.A band of snowfall and strong wind gusts will spur a rapid change in weather conditions across central Iowa over the next few hours. Expect brief moderate to heavy snowfall and winds gusting in excess of 35 to 45 mph, which may create near-blizzard conditions at times in some areas. Travelers should be alert for quickly deteriorating road conditions. The short duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations.Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Humboldt-Including the cities of Algona, Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake,and Humboldt853 AM CST Mon Dec 9 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…* WHAT…Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowingsnow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to1 to 2 inches or less.* WHERE…North Central Iowa.* WHEN…Until noon CST today.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates andblowing snow. The hazardous conditions are expected to impact the morning commute.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Mason City areabetween 9 AM and 10 AM.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.IAZ025-026-033>037-044>048-057>060-070>073-081>083-092>094-091800-/O.EXB.KDMX.WW.Y.0035.191209T1500Z-191209T1800Z/Wright-Franklin-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Crawford- Carroll-Greene-Boone-Story-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Polk-Cass-Adair-Madison-Warren-Adams-Union-Clarke-Taylor-Ringgold-Decatur-Including the cities of Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, and Leon853 AM CST Mon Dec 9 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…* WHAT…Expect a quick burst of snow with dramatic visibility reduction due to moderate to heavy snowfall rates and blowingsnow. The visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile at times. The limited duration of the snowfall will limit accumulations to aninch or less.* WHERE…Central and South Central Iowa.* WHEN…Until noon CST today.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions and visibilities under a quarter mile at times due to intense snow rates andblowing snow.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Expect the potential for rapidly deteriorating conditions to approach the Boone and Ames areabetween 9 AM and 10 AM…Des Moines metro between 930 AM and 1030 AM…and Osceola to Lamoni between 10 AM to 11 AM.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.last_img read more

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PRINGLE: ‘I’LL GO TO JAIL RATHER THAN PAY HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’

first_imgDONEGAL South West TD Thomas Pringle today repeated his claim that he will not pay the household charge as he launched a new hotline number offering advice to those opposed to the €100 bill.The number is 1890 98 98 00. Callers will be advised on how to handle the issue. Volunteers will staff it.The ‘Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes’ group has also revealed it hopes one million people will refuse to pay the charge through holding public meetings in every major town in the country. Deputy Pringle said the number of people joining their campaign was increasing all the time and he said the rest of the country was taking heart from the stance in Co Donegal.“People are saying they are not going to be frightened by what the Government is saying, and the threats they are making against people who refuse to register,” he said.“Once the weapon of fear has been removed from the Government, the Government has no other weapon in its armoury and people are willing to stand up and be counted and they are going to not register and bnot pay the household tax, or the septic-tank charge,” he said.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comPRINGLE: ‘I’LL GO TO JAIL RATHER THAN PAY HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’ was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldaily.comHOUSEHOLD CHARGEThomas Pringle TDlast_img read more

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Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos

first_imgCredit: British Museum A team of researchers from across Europe has found tattoos on two mummies at the British Museum, making them the oldest known examples of figurative tattoos. In their paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science, the group describes their study of dark splotches on preserved mummy skin. New tattoos discovered on Oetzi mummy More information: Renée Friedman et al. Natural mummies from Predynastic Egypt reveal the world’s earliest figural tattoos, Journal of Archaeological Science (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2018.02.002 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Two mummies, one male, the other female, housed in the British Museum, were discovered over a century ago in Gebelein, a city that once existed in ancient Egypt—they have become part of a popular collection that is open to the public. In this new effort, the researchers were interested in dark splotches on the preserved skin. When they shined infrared light on the blotches, they observed distinct images.The team reports that the light revealed the outline of a Barbary sheep and a wild bull with horns on the upper arm of the male, and S-shaped designs and, on the shoulder of the female, a motif resembling the batons used in rituals. A closer look showed that the outlines were under the skin, and were likely made using soot from a fire, probably with a needle made from copper or bone.The record for the oldest tattoo is held by Ötzi the Iceman, but his tattoos were all geometric shapes. The images on the two mummies in the museum depict actual objects or beings, making them figurative, and are the oldest known example of such tattoos at 5000 years, breaking the old record by a thousand years.In addition to setting a record for tattoos, the finding also shows that archaeologists have been wrong in assuming that only women at the time were tattooed. The different types of tattoos also provide hints as to their purpose. Strong animals with horns likely communicated strength and bravery. The batons on the female, on the other hand, were generally used by women during rituals, and tattooing them on the skin likely represented an extension of that function. The researchers suggest that tattooing in the ancient culture was likely also a means for advertising status or other attributes. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Journal of Archaeological Science Citation: Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos (2018, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-egyptian-mummies-oldest-figurative-tattoos.htmllast_img read more

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