O.C. Library Reopens Monday

first_imgThe library is closed for construction work on the air-conditioning system. The Ocean City Free Public Library will open its doors to the public on a limited basis beginning Monday, July 6, at 11 a.m., following a lengthy shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic.Operating hours will be Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Curbside pickup service will continue during operating hours.The library will have one point of entry located in the atrium of the Community Center. Curbside pickup will be located on the 17th Street side of the library.The Computer Center usage will be limited to one 15-minute session per day.Masks are required for entry and visits are limited to one hour each.Please remember to practice social distancing while visiting the library, located at 1735 Simpson Ave.The library is practicing safe sanitation procedures to ensure the safety and health of its patrons and staff.last_img read more

MPBL: Navotas nips Caloocan

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JR Cawaling had a team-high 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting for the Supremos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Hernandez nailed a 3-pointer to put Navotas in front for good, 55-53, with 2:39 left before Dennison kept Caloocan at bay with back-to-back baskets.The Clutch rose to 2-0 while the Supremos dropped to 1-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was an offensive struggle for both teams with Navotas shooting only 33 percent from the field and Caloocan hitting only 28 percent.Hernandez led all scorers with 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting while Dennison added 12. LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jeron Teng back at Alaska practice to support team as recovery continues Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Navotas Clutch. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueNavotas proved to be the steadier team down the stretch as it hacked out a 59-55 win over Caloocan in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Wednesday at Bataan People’s Center in Bataan.Ron Dennison and Levi Hernandez flourished late as they accounted for the Clutch’s last seven points inside the final three minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NDP: ‘faster, more inclusive growth’

first_img11 September 2013 Despite the significant progress made in transforming the South African economy, the majority of the population remains on the margins of development, says National Planning Commission deputy chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa. The economy created too few jobs and the majority of South Africans remained poor, Ramaphosa said during a packed lecture at Wits University in Johannesburg on Tuesday night, as he outlined the proposals contained in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP). A policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030, the NDP identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalances. Ramaphosa told academics, students and civil society organisations that the NDP was the only plan that could deliver faster as well as inclusive economic growth. He said the plan took a critical and long-term perspective of the country as it outlined ways to overcome unemployment and poverty. To boost economic growth, the plan suggests a focus on three areas in particular, namely promoting labour-absorbing industries; growing manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications; and providing a broader social wage to enable even the poorest to have a decent living. The plan also offers clear measures for growing agro-processing and mining and supporting small business. Ramaphosa called on those who were criticising the plan to engage on some of the proposals and agree on a process to move forward. “We all want what is best for our people and what is best for our country. This plan is not perfect. There is no perfect plan in the world, and where there are differences, they must be resolved.” South Africa had lower inflation and higher levels of employment since 1994, he said; the number of middle-class people had doubled to more than four-million; workers now enjoy more protection than ever before. “We have a lot to be grateful for. The glass is not half empty but half full. We have a duty to fill that glass, and the NDP is giving us the chance to do so.” Ramaphosa said many of the unemployed people in the country lacked the skills they needed to enter certain markets. The challenge of creating meaningful jobs would forever be present, and this was the struggle “we must engage in”, he said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Aurora Cannabis increases its stake in CanniMed Therapeutics to 23

first_imgVANCOUVER – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) says it has purchased 116,000 common shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED), increasing its equity stake in the company to about 2.3 per cent.Last Friday, Vancouver-headquartered Aurora announced it had purchased 450,000 common shares of CanniMed, equivalent to about 1.8 per cent of the company.Aurora has said it’s allowed to buy up to about five per cent of the Saskatoon-headquartered CanniMed’s stock on the open market. This is its second purchase.An acrimonious takeover battle between the two marijuana companies was in the regulatory spotlight earlier in December at a joint hearing involving the Saskatchewan and Ontario securities commissions.Both companies have said they are pleased with a regulatory ruling dated Dec. 22 that gives each of them some of what they were seeking.Any securities issued by CanniMed as a defence against a hostile takeover by Aurora will be cease-traded, the Ontario Securities Commission said. Aurora, for its part, will be required to amend its takeover bid circular and related press releases to include certain information that could affect CanniMed’s shareholders when they decide to accept or reject an offer.last_img read more

St John Ambulance continuing therapy dog program in Fort St John

first_imgCORRECTION: Therapy Dog Program Facilitator Faye Anstey said that the program has been up and running for the past years. She added that currently, there is a team of eight volunteers and dogs.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program got a big boost earlier this summer.The St. John Ambulance launched its Therapy Dog Program, which is a volunteer organization led by Unit Facilitator Faye Anstey. To learn more about the St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, please email Faye Anstey at [email protected] There are currently eight certified handlers with the program, who bring their certified dogs on visits to local venues including Peace Villa Care Home, The Association for Community Living 4-plex, Abbeyfield House, Peace Lutheran Apartments, the Chetwynd Hospital, and a variety of other community events.A local resident being visited by a therapy dog. Supplied photoThe program’s handlers and dogs are evaluated after the dogs reach the age of 2, to test the temperament of the dog as well as the behaviour of the handler in a variety of situations.When visiting one of the locations, the team will spend 1 to 2 hours visiting residents or students, allowing the canines to offer companionship and stress relief.On June 2nd, the program got a big boost when Energetic Learning Campus students Brynn Shaw and Lexie Brown-John helped raise $1,000 through a Dog wash, where they scrubbed over 50 dogs clean. The school project was geared towards bringing awareness to the need of therapy dogs in our community.Anstey says that the program has proved very comforting for many of the people the dogs and their handlers visit, as the dog teams and visited all look forward to the weekly trips.last_img read more

TSX falls as energy stocks fail to get lift from highest crude

first_img“On the oil front we saw a larger than expected weekly drawdown in crude stockpiles so this is contributing to an already fairly tight crude market,” she added.The October natural gas contract was up 0.1 of a cent at US$2.83 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $8.70 to US$1,210.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 5.4 cents at US$2.68 a pound.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) TORONTO, O.N. – Canada’s main stock market resumed its downward trajectory Wednesday as energy stocks failed to get a lift even though crude oil prices hit nearly a nine-week high.There was a disconnect as the overall market didn’t benefit from higher commodity prices because of uncertainty over NAFTA negotiations, said Candice Bangsund, vice-president and portfolio manager for Fiera Capital.“We’re not there yet and I think the market is just expressing a little bit of caution there and just waiting for some sort of tangible news on the NAFTA front,” she said in an interview. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 27.86 points to 25,998.92. The S&P 500 index was up 1.03 points to 2,888.92, while the Nasdaq composite was off 18.24 points to 7,954.23.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average of 76.84 cents US compared with an average of 76.22 cents US on Tuesday.The gain came as the October crude contract was up US$1.12 at US$70.37 per barrel, the highest level since July 13.The improvement was driven by the U.S. producer price index posting its first monthly decline in 18 months, a weaker U.S. greenback against several currencies and concern about the impact of Hurricane Florence that is set to hit the U.S. southeastern coast.center_img “That NAFTA overhang has really weighed on the index fairly generally and the hope is that we do get some sort of positive news on that front and likely could see a relief rally on Canadian stocks.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 45.23 points to 16,049.02, after hitting a low of 15,993.58 on 266.3 million shares traded. The decrease came a day after the market hit its first daily gain in September.Market heavyweights industrials, financials and energy all closed down.Gold, materials and base metals led on the positive because of a lower U.S. dollar and hope that a solution could be found in the U.S. trade dispute with China after a report said that the Americans were seeking new trade talks before even imposing new tariffs.“We find this to be fairly encouraging and I think the market is tentatively, cautiously optimistic so that’s why you’re not seeing a strong relief rally,” Bangsund said.Offsetting the hope was a down day in the United States for the market-heavy U.S. technology sector.last_img read more

India beat Indonesia 2-0 in Olympic qualifiers

first_imgMandalay (Myanmar): Dangmei Grace scored a brace as the Indian women football team defeated Indonesia 2-0 in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 match here on Wednesday. Grace (27th, 67th) scored once in each half as the team in blue took control of the proceedings right from the first whistle. Speaking later, head coach Maymol Rocky said: “We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points. “It is important to keep the winning momentum alive… We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 6)”, she added. Keeping their winning momentum alive after the success of their 5th consecutive SAFF title win, the Indian women heaped pressure on the opponents from the opening minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSome crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi caused havoc on the opposition defence that was unable to read the play of the Indian women. Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence, with one defender almost turning it into an own goal before clearing the lines. Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju, caught the Indonesian defenders napping. Her stinging shot from inside the box was saved by Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the next minute. The Indian defence made quick work of Indonesian counterattacks. Indian goalkeepr Linthoingambi Devi was not tested even once.last_img read more

Bahamas Defense Force patrol craft HMBS Durward Knowles provides hurricane relief

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Royal Bahamas Defense Force patrol craft, HMBS Durward Knowles, arrived at Clarence Town on Monday 5th October 2015.   Acting Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethel, Commanding Officer HMBS Durward Knowles, immediately contacted Mrs. Bootle-Bethel, the Island Administrator.   During discussions with Mrs. Bethel, it was revealed that parts of Long Island had been cut off due to flooding, which made streets impassable for impact teams to reach disaster stricken areas.Marines, from the ship’s company were quickly deployed to assist with relief efforts underway with locals within the community.  Teams included an engineering team that assisted in the repairing of the Community Centre’s generator.  Teams were also dispatched to investigate the environmental impact of a beached vessel near the community.   After a complete assessment was done, the grounded vessel posed no threat of potential or immediate environmental damage.With the arrival of additional Defence Force Impact Teams, areas once isolated became accessible.   This allowed for proper assessment so that basic needs of the communities could be met.   Fresh water and food being priority, cleanup efforts were also conducted to allow ease of access and transportation of incoming relief supplies.  With the establishment of communication and transportation networks, relief centers are now able to provide more effective relief to the communities.   Defence Force personnel continue to carry out assessments, assist in distribution and regulation of supplies and equipment while providing security.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with the island administrator, NEMA and Pathfinder representatives remain committed to relief efforts here in Long Island.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to “Guarding our Heritage.”For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs,  follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel (Guard our Heritage) -(rbdf)- “Guard Our Heritage”Release: RBDF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more