first_imgLess than a week after it opened, the Ocean City Community Services Department locked the gates to the new Cape May County Skateboard Park in Ocean City at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.The city is sending a clear message to skaters who disregard rules mandating the use of helmets and pads.Skateboarders without helmets or pads complain about the closing of the new skate park on Tuesday — because too few people were using helmets or pads.“We need to find a better way to communicate the requirements of the park,” Community Services Director Mike Allegretto said early on Tuesday afternoon.By late afternoon, the park was back open and staffed by Allegretto and Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon, ensuring that skaters follow the rules.Mallon said the park will remain open and be staffed — at least in the short term — by a rotation of city employees.Outside the locked gates early Tuesday afternoon, a small group of skaters complained about the closing. They were, of course, without helmets and pads.Rules of the park are clearly posted on signs at the entrance, and skaters invested in the park’s success have maintained a fairly rigorous effort to self-police. But from the park’s first hours last Thursday (Sept. 24), skaters without helmets have outnumbered those with them — particularly among adolescents and young adults.The park is free to use and was not staffed by any city employee until late Tuesday.The park rules are as follows:Skate Park will be open daily from 9:00 am to dusk (weather permitting). Skate Park will be closed during inclement weather and/or when equipment is damaged or wet or for routine maintenance.The following protective equipment is required to be used while skating: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads.Use of personally owned ramps, boxes, rails or other similar items is prohibited.Use of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited.Skate Park is for skating. Bikes and scooters are prohibited.No amplified sound is permitted except by permit.Parental supervision for inexperienced skaters and those less than 12 years of age 1s strongly recommended.No food or glass containers are permitted in the skate park.Unsafe conditions should be reported to the City of Ocean City, Department of Community Services.Skating is prohibited on the adjacent parking lots, sidewalks and streets.Proper behavior is required at all times. Abusive, profane language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.Rules violations will result in suspension of skating privileges.______Sign up for free breaking news alerts and daily updates on Ocean City news. The new skateboard park in Ocean City at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue was closed at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29), because skaters were not adhering to rules requiring the use of helmets and pads.last_img read more

first_imgThe full traffic signal at 18th Street and Wesley Avenue in Ocean City will be set to flashing mode until March 15.An off-season drive to the south end of Ocean City will be a little quicker and smoother from now through March 15.Full traffic signals at the following intersections will be set on flashing mode:18th Street and Central Avenue34th Street and Central Avenue24th Street and Bay Avenue40th Street and West Avenue46th Street and West Avenue52nd Street and West AvenueThe red flashing signals will face the numbered cross-streets, and the yellow signals will face the through traffic on the avenues.The change is based on “substantially reduced traffic volume during the off-season,” according to the Ocean City Police Department.The signals on the county roads of West Avenue and Bay Avenue (noted above) have been changed to flashing since 2011. City Council last fall approved adding the two Central Avenue intersections.last_img read more

first_imgIn advance of a fall tour that kicks off next month, San Diego jam band Brothers Gow took the stage at the Music Box, a venue new to the band and relatively new to the San Diego music scene. Throughout their one solid set, the band managed to showcase their diverse musical aptitude and took seriously their responsibility for rocking.The quintet’s undeniable musical chemistry paved the way for fresh takes on classic covers, conquered clever mash-ups which have been a mainstay of recent performances, breathed new life into long-forgotten originals, and finished strong with sit-ins by Dela and AG of the Stoopid horn section.With a ceremonial welcome and cheers from rhythm guitar and vocalist, Ethan Wade, the boys blazed out of the gate with “Good Clean Fun,” a multi-part progressive original that kicks off upbeat and danceable on the outset before melting into a relaxed and comfortable groove. The original appeared in multiple teases throughout the night’s tightly-woven, exploratory set.Grunge-infused “The Well” illustrated the band’s decisive transitions, and their deep understanding of intentional musical dissonance infused by Wade’s deep, infectious vocals. Soon after, things took a turn to the downright funky with “Atomic Snoop,” an ingenious fusion of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name),” with spirited vocal interplay between Wade, lead guitar Kyle Merrill, and keyboardist Alex Gow Bastine.“Good Clean Fun” made its second appearance of the night during a reinvigorated instrumental section of “Whiskey Sunday” where the cohesive rhythm section – drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines and bassist Carson Church – joined forces deep in the pocket. Merrill took the vocal reins on “Tangerine,” a touching debut original followed by lick-heavy “Reflections,” the title track from Brothers Gow’s fourth studio album.The highlight of the night came when horn players AG and Dela from the Stoopid horn section joined Brothers Gow for a duo of songs, original “Wake and Bake” and a clever mashup dubbed “Bad LA Coke,” encompassing Escort’s “Cocaine Blues” (with Walsh-Haines making a rare appearance on lead vocals), Umphrey’s McGee’s “Bad Friday,” and the Grateful Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway.” Watch the band’s official video below.The night wrapped up with “Articulated Mush,” a driving, metal-esque, uptempo instrumental, ripe for improvisation with dueling talk box solos from Merrill and Bastine before diving back into “Good Clean Fun” one last time. A “Shadow” encore closed the night, with a Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” chorus to send friends off in the the downtown San Diego night.Brothers Gow weren’t the only ones in the venue to dig deep: fans at the show helped to raise more than $200 for the band’s eponymous music foundation, which helps to put instruments into K-12 classrooms in San Diego.You don’t want to miss Brothers Gow on their fall tour, which kicks off next month. Follow them on Facebook or visit the band’s website for upcoming dates in your area.Setlist: Brothers Gow at The Music Box, San Diego, CA – 9/9/16Good Clean Fun >The WellAtomic SnoopWhiskey Sunday (with Good Clean Fun tease)TangerineReflectionsWake and Bake (with Dela and AG from Stoopid Horn section) >Bad LA CokeArticulated MushGood Clean FunEncore: Shadow > With a Little Help From My Friendslast_img read more

first_imgOnce there was a time when bands ruled supreme. Guitars, bass, and drums filled the airwaves as people swayed to the rhythm. Over the last few decades, we’ve seen the rise of electronic music. Artistic minds began to produce sounds that no instrument could replicate, giving birth to new waves of music and, with it, a new wave of fans. These two worlds seldom mixed, and many fans of each had difficulty accepting the artistry of the other. It wasn’t until the last decade that some electronic producers incorporated live instrumentation into their sets. Electronic heavyweights like Pretty Lights, Gramatik, GRiZ, Big Gigantic, and others grew to incorporate guitar, live drumming, and other instruments in their sets, helping bridge the gap between live and electronic music. It is at this crossroad where we meet Tommy Weeks and Henry and their brass-based project, damsun.You may have seen Weeks playing sax for Connecticut’s Funky Dawgz Brass Band or jamming with Syracuse’s funk and hip-hop band Sophistafunk. Weeks has an impressive and diverse history of sit-ins, playing with the likes of Twiddle, Dispatch, Trombone Shorty, Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Aqueous, Manic Focus, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Sunsquabi, Maddy O’Neal, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Kung Fu, and many more.His counterpart Henry is a classically trained trombonist with extensive experience performing in orchestral, jazz, brass band, and electronic settings. Having been introduced to electronic music through the likes of Amon Tobin and Pretty Lights, he started digging deeper into IDM, glitch-hop, and everything in between. By blending various electronic music influences with a classically informed compositional approach, Henry has begun to define his own sound. Always looking to incorporate seemingly disparate elements into new and exciting experiences, he blends a variety of indie, electronic, pop and experimental sounds into his vision with a special place for brass and other acoustic instruments in the process.For now, the duo has two released songs that you can check out today. One of them is a remix of the infectiously fun “Back Pocket” by Vulfpeck and an original “In The Moment” that is sure to get you grooving! We got a chance to speak with the members of damsun about their new project. Read on below for more!“Back Pocket” (damsun Remix)“In The Moment” L4LM: What made you want to start this project? Where do you want it to go?damsun: There aren’t enough electronic artists who bring live instruments, much less brass instruments, into their sound, and we want that to change. We think that we can offer sounds and experiences that push the boundaries on what contemporary electronic-based music can be. We’re instrumentalists first—Tommy on tenor sax and Henry on trombone—but have both liked electronic music for years, so teaming up on this project felt very natural. Before this, we had been playing in bands and producing independently but hadn’t found a compelling way to bring production and live instruments together. When we first started working together, we realized we had similar taste in music and that our cumulative skill sets could lead to something new and exciting.L4LM: Where do you draw your inspiration?damsun: Although we definitely pull from many genres, damsun as a whole is most deeply rooted in a funk and hip-hop sound. You can also expect to hear influences from trap, house, glitch-hop, indie dance, synth-pop, and more. We have a ton of respect and appreciation for what more established acts have done for the scene. Artists like GRiZ, Big Gigantic, and Brasstracks really helped open our eyes to what an electronic-brass sound could be and gave us some perspective on what tends to work well when bringing the two spheres together—both in the studio and in live settings. But at the end of the day, our sound is distinctly different from these guys, and we plan to continue to evolve away from common comparisons and into something of our own.L4LM: Why should people care about damsun? What makes you guys different?damsun: First and foremost, we’re both horn players who happen to be making electronic music. As instrumentalists, we’re always trying to elevate the level of energy, dynamics, and human connection beyond what’s possible with a purely in-the-box approach. While we’re seeing a few more electronic artists bring traditional instruments into their studios and live acts, it’s still uncommon, and we think our approach sets us apart.On top of this, our combined musical experiences and skills are really what make us unique. Tommy is a strong improvisational player with history of performing and arranging with hip-hop and brass bands, while Henry has conservatory-style classical training along with composition, orchestration, and production credits. Together, we have a lot of material and diversity to draw upon and we find that the results of these creative collisions are often surprising and unexpected.L4LM: Is there anything else you want the people to know about damsun?damsun: We actually met briefly when we were much younger but didn’t keep in touch. We both ended up studying music and reconnected after college. In our first ever session together we jammed for hours and ended up recording what has become a remix that we’ll be releasing soon.last_img read more

first_imgHarvard researchers are challenging the popular portrayal of the Ebola virus and other viral hemorrhagic fevers as emerging, highly rare, and deadly diseases that cannot be researched or understood using traditional epidemiological techniques.In a Nov. 9 paper in the journal Science, Harvard research scientist Stephen Gire and Pardis Sabeti, a Harvard associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, present new evidence that viral hemorrhagic fevers may actually be far more common — and perhaps much older — than previously thought. And while more outbreaks of such ailments, which include Lassa fever and the Marburg virus, may be identified when technology makes the diseases easier to diagnose, the researchers argue that the increase may not mean the diseases are spreading.“It is becoming clear that these diseases are more common than is perceived by the Western media, and that some are even endemic to certain parts of the world,” Sabeti said. “As our technology and reach improve, we will likely begin to detect many more diseases once thought to be sporadic and rare, so the outbreaks we see may just be ‘outbreaks of diagnosis.’ ”Although researchers typically describe Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers as exploding into human populations in the 1970s, Gire believes the story should start much earlier.While it’s true that the diseases were unknown to science before those outbreaks, there is powerful genetic evidence that they have existed, and were likely infecting people in sub-Saharan Africa, for thousands of years.“In the viral studies field, it’s become doctrine that diseases like Ebola are emerging diseases when it comes to human populations,” Gire said. “What we’re saying in this paper is that there is growing evidence that they are actually very, very old, and that some populations may have been exposed to them for millennia. That’s a new concept because it’s widely thought that these diseases kill virtually everyone who contracts them.”Though being diagnosed with Ebola is often portrayed as tantamount to a death sentence, Gire said tests have shown that surprisingly high numbers of people in regions prone to outbreaks carry antibodies to the disease, suggesting they may be contracting the disease and living to tell the tale.In some populations in Africa, Gire said, as many as 20 percent of people carry antibodies for Ebola, and as many as 50 percent test positive for antibodies to Lassa fever.“In some Ebola outbreaks, we’ve seen fatality rates of nearly 90 percent,” Gire said. “Given that, you would expect the seroprevalence — a measure of antibodies to the virus — to be low because few people are surviving, so those antibodies aren’t being passed on. But what we actually see is that the rates are higher than expected.“What that suggests is that people are actually being exposed to these viruses, producing antibodies, and surviving,” he said. “That is very counterintuitive to the current model, which says these outbreaks flare up, kill a number of people, and the disease dies back down until it re-emerges. There is more and more evidence that these diseases are much older, and that they are circulating much more widely, than we ever thought.”That’s not to suggest that a worldwide Ebola outbreak may be just around the corner. If anything, Gire said, the notion that the disease is more common than thought offers hope to researchers working to unlock the secrets of Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.The typical response to an outbreak, Gire said, is to quarantine the area while doctors from the Centers for Disease Control or the World Health Organization collect samples for testing. The challenge for researchers, however, is that nearly all of those samples are used for diagnosis, leaving little, if any, material for other testing.“What we’re saying is these viruses are actually simmering constantly in certain parts of the world,” Gire said. “If we go into these communities and begin building relationships with these populations, we can set up long-term research sites, and the patients will begin to come in.”Harvard researchers have done just that, Gire said, with Lassa fever, working with international partners to set up clinics in both Sierra Leone and Nigeria.“Not only do we have many Lassa patients who come into those clinics, but we have other patients who come in as well,” he said. “What we’re doing is taking these very standard disease approaches that really have not been widely applied to viral hemorrhagic fevers like Lassa and Ebola, and we’re finding that they can work.”“By recognizing that these diseases are already circulating in clinics around the world, and identifying where they are more prevalent, we can build capacity to study those diseases now, rather than wait for the next outbreak to begin the process,” Sabeti said. “In this way, we can be proactive rather than reactive in fighting off potential pandemics.”last_img read more

first_imgKatelyn Valley | The Observer The Shirt committee works year-round to create a design that will appeal to the entire Notre Dame community.This year, over 100 students applied for a position on the highly-competitive 15-member committee responsible for the creation of The Shirt, senior Justin McCurdy — current president of The Shirt committee — said. The group is composed of two graphic designers, alumni correspondents, a social media and marketing team, public relations representatives and an unveiling ceremony team. McCurdy said selected students for next year’s team are currently going through interviews with the expectation that the final team for next season’s Shirt will be finalized by fall break.For many of the committee members, involvement with The Shirt has been a goal for years. Both juniors Kayleigh McGuigan and Lindsey Meyers, the designers of this year’s Shirt, have collected iterations of The Shirt for almost their entire lives. (Editors note: Meyers is a former graphic designer for The Observer.)“I’ve collected these Shirts since I was really little,” Meyers said. “It was always my dream to design The Shirt. It’s a very collaborative committee. Kayleigh and I would come up with designs and make them in Photoshop and Illustrator and present them to the team. … We started with the hangtag and went all the way down to every little detail.”The group decides on a vendor and a color for The Shirt, begins research designs and has the hangtag finished before the end of the fall semester, McGuigan said. In the spring semester, the two designers will create designs for The Shirt, send ideas back and forth to the rest of the committee and implement any feedback. A few of the members will take a trip to the vendor’s facility — they visited Colosseum Athletics in California last year — to finalize the fit and design. Each season’s design is revealed at the unveiling ceremony in April.“Hundreds of hours of work go into it,” McGuigan said. “There’s not a single pixel that we didn’t think about or touch — color and placement and size and everything. It’s a lot more work than people would think. … There’s so much that goes into it that you wouldn’t know.”For this year’s Shirt, McCurdy said the group decided to use discharge printing, which replaces the pigment of the shirt with the color of the ink, making the shirt softer and less likely to fade.One of the hardest parts of the process of creating The Shirt, McGuigan said, is designing a Shirt that will appeal to all Notre Dame fans and understanding that you can’t please everyone. This year, McGuigan said the response has been overwhelmingly positive.“We wanted to go traditional this year because last year was a more modern color and design,” she said. “We also wanted to have a nod to Crossroads, which is new and modern, so it was kind of balancing the tradition and modern.”The group underwent a slight restructuring of where the proceeds from the sales are directed last year, McCurdy said.“We realized that the proceeds from the endowment were supporting well more than what was needed to support the medical requests,” he said. “We decided to split from that endowment and put more money towards what was the rector fund and what is now the Office of Student Enrichment, which makes sure all students have the full [Notre Dame] experience no matter their socioeconomic status.”The committee decided to allow The Shirt Charity Fund — which collects money to help students with extraordinary medical expenses — to continue to grow on its own, but will split all future proceeds between the Student Union Endowment — which distributes money to student organizations — and the Student Enrichment Endowment. All of the money raised stays on campus and benefits students, Meyers said.“The biggest misconception is that I don’t think people know all of the money goes back to the students,” she said. “It’s unbelievable. The total sum of the money they made from last year’s Shirt was around $760,000 total and … 100 percent of it goes back to the students.”In addition to selling as many Shirts and raising as much money as possible, McCurdy said the group always attempts to break the record for most Shirts sold. In 2015, The Shirt came within a few hundred of the 165,000-Shirt record. With remaining home games this season, the group hopes that sales will pick up as the football team continues to prove themselves, McCurdy said.Meyers said The Shirt committee believes a student section unified in a single color sends a message of strength and unity to opposing teams as well as signals support for the Irish at all of the home games.“We really want people to wear The Shirt to the games every week,” she said. “We want to look like a unified whole, so we want everyone to wear it. It helps the football team, too.” For the last 28 years, The Shirt has been uniting the student section at home football games, as well as Notre Dame fans across the country. First created by students as a way to raise money for various student activities, The Shirt has become a prominent part of the Notre Dame football tradition with over 2.5 million shirts sold and upward of $10 million raised with the first 29 Shirts. 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first_imgBy Dialogo February 19, 2009 Tickets for the 2010 World Cup matches will cost between $20 and $900, the International ‎Football Federation (FIFA) announced, revealing information about the process of ‎selling the approximately 3,000,000 tickets. ‎ ‎“We cannot determine the exact number of tickets until the stadiums are finished. So far, ‎we think that around three million tickets will be sold,” David Will, who is in charge of the ‎tickets, stated at a press conference in Johannesburg. ‎ For this first World Cup in the African continent, which will start on June 11th, 2010, four ‎price categories have been defined, he explained. ‎ The best seats will cost $160 for match rounds and up to $900 for the finals. For ‎foreigners, no ticket will cost less than $80. The cheapest tickets (80,000 tickets between ‎‎$20 and $150 each) are reserved for South African residents. ‎ FIFA also stated that 40,000 tickets will be given to the workers who built and ‎refurbished ten stadiums throughout the country. ‎ Fans interested in buying tickets will be able to present an application until March 31st at: If demand exceeds availability ‎for a particular match or category, FIFA will hold a drawing on April 15th, 2009.‎last_img read more

first_imgBy Felipe Lagos/Diálogo April 03, 2018 Between March and September, a unique parade of training ships of armed forces from around the world will cruise Latin American waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic. A total of 11 training ships will participate in the event, visiting 16 ports in Latin America and the Caribbean as they travel 12,000 nautical miles (more than 19,000 kilometers). Sails Latin America 2018 (Velas Latinoamérica, in Spanish) began on March 25th in the port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will end on September 2nd in Veracruz, Mexico. In its third version, the tall ships regatta will provide a unique opportunity for crewmembers to train and exchange professional knowledge. “The opportunity here is precisely because of the differences with a regular instructional cruise,” Chilean Navy Captain Carlos Dietert, general coordinator for Sails Latin America 2018, told Diálogo. “In terms of navigation and ship operation, there aren’t any major differences; however, to be part of this large international nautical event allows them to interact with peers from other navies and create bonds of friendship and professional exchange, which will stay with them for the remainder of their careers.” For cadets and sailors who make up the crews, the event means a lot more than navigating and sharing experiences with their counterparts. It’s also an opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of officers aboard the different training ships. “On each leg of the journey, exchanges take place based on the availability of the respective commanders, and the scheduled activities and academic requirements,” explained Capt. Dietert. International meeting Representing Latin America during the event are training ships from the navies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Two training ships from Europe joined the regatta. “For this 2018 version, a letter of invitation was sent to every country that has tall ships,” said Capt. Dietert. “Unfortunately, due to planning issues and seasonal differences between the continents, only the Spanish and Portuguese [ships] could attend.” The voyage of the sailing ships will last 157 days. Ships will dock at ports in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. For the 2018 version of the event, ships are scheduled to dock for the first time in the ports of Balboa, Panama; Willemstad, Curaçao; and the island of Cozumel, Mexico. Training and festivities More than a learning opportunity at sea for the cadets and sailors that make up the ships’ crews, the event allows them to discover different traditions and cultures, and share experiences with the people at every port they visit. The event also represents a significant tourist and economic contribution for host ports. “In every port visited, it’s a party for the citizens with multiple social, cultural, and athletic activities that bring joy to the people,” said Capt. Dietert. “It allows the crews to interact with them and learn the idiosyncrasies of each country they visit.” In addition to being able to witness the unique characteristics of each of the tall ships, such as their size, number of masts, type of sails, and other details, Capt. Dietert emphasized the different military traditions on display. “It is interesting to take advantage of ceremonies, parades, and other similar events to learn the differences in uniforms, the military ways, and traditions of the different participating navies.” Meanwhile, Captain Claudio de Sousa Freitas, deputy chief of the Brazilian Navy General Staff, stressed the positive impact of the event, which seeks to “strengthen the bonds of friendship between the different navies and the population of the countries and ports visited.” Capt. de Sousa Freitas added that the ships passed through Rio de Janeiro for the second time. “This year, we returned to Rio de Janeiro as our starting point because Rio is an attractive destination and is always a very big attraction for the ships that come visit us.” Major Chilean responsibility The Chilean Navy organized Sails Latin America 2018 and took advantage of the occasion to reach several milestones in the institution’s history. In addition to celebrating its Navy’s bicentennial anniversary, Chile is also commemorating the 200-year anniversary of the creation of the Arturo Prat Naval Academy, the formation of its Marine Corps, and the maiden voyage of the First Chilean Navy Squadron. “The Chilean Navy is an institution that was not only born with the Republic, but has also been a pivotal actor in our country’s development,” said Admiral Julio Leiva, commander in chief of the Chilean Navy. “The relevance of the past is joined with the present, in which the Navy joins in the effort of the entire government to make Chile a more developed and prosperous country, commemorating two centuries of service to the country with an event of this magnitude.” The meeting of tall ships was born in 2010 with an initiative of the Chilean and Argentine Navies under the name Sails South America (Velas Sudamérica, in Spanish). At the 25th Inter-American Naval Conference in 2012, the Latin American navies agreed to change the name to Sails Latin America and hold the event every four years. The Argentine Navy organized the 2014 version. “What is special about this is the mutual understanding and the relationships of friendship that are established,” concluded Capt. Dietert. “Moving forward, it facilitates the relationships among our navies, and consequently among our countries.”last_img read more

first_imgFAMU to host mock trial regional event September 1, 2005 Regular News FAMU to host mock trial regional event Is in need of volunteer judges Florida A&M University will host the American Mock Trial Association’s southern regional tournament February 24–26 in Tallahassee and needs approximately 160 volunteer judges to preside over and score the tournament.“Recruiting a sufficient number of attorneys and judges is vital to the tournament’s success,” said Tyra R. Mason, assistant director of FAMU’s Pathway to Law Program. “We expect at least 24 teams to participate in the tournament hosted by FAMU.”This year will mark the 22nd year the American Mock Trial Association has sponsored the tournament that features 20 regionals across the country. The winners qualify for the national tournament, held every year in Des Moines, Iowa.Since 1992, Florida A&M University has participated in competitions and has qualified for the national tournament 12 straight years. Last year’s FAMU team placed fifth in the nation.This year students will argue a criminal case. Here’s the scenario: After returning home from a night out with the soccer team, Bailey Reynolds was kidnapped from the Reynolds home. That evening Bailey’s parents, Ryan and Madison Reynolds, were having dinner at the residence of Tyler and K.C. Perry. The couples both live in Evanston, Midlands. They had left their three children, Kayla, Spencer, and Bailey with the babysitter, Peyton Bralow. After checking on Bailey around 11 p.m., Peyton placed a 911 call to report a possible kidnapping. The police arrived shortly after the call was placed and found Peyton, Kayla, and Spencer in the home. Upon investigation, a ransom note was found in Bailey’s room asking for $250,000 for the return of the child. Three days later, Bailey was found in a Hampton Hotel in the neighboring town of Freeport. The child was blindfolded and handcuffed to a pipe in the bathroom. Bailey was not physically injured and was returned to the Reynolds. After the police investigation, Tyler Perry was arrested for the kidnapping.The tournament’s four rounds are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., February 24; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., February 25; and 9 a.m., February 26.Volunteer judges will be given a brief orientation to the case and the rules of competition before each trial. The judges’ meeting takes place 30 minutes before the beginning of each round. The trials last about three hours, and after each round the judges have an opportunity to provide students with brief critiques of their performance and offer suggestions for improvement. The total time commitment for each round is approximately four hours.For more information contact Mason at (850) 599-3664.last_img read more

first_imgThe average age of credit union members in most countries is mid-to-late 40s, according to our new International Lessons for Young Adult Membership Growth technical guide. We asked successful credit unions around the world for lessons learned from serving the 18–35 age group. The technical guide showcases the top 12 growth strategies that work for credit unions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Poland and the U.S. As current membership ages, success in attracting young adults will be crucial to the movement’s future.Today, the credit union community stands at 208 million members worldwide. World Council has set forth a challenge to the global movement: add 50 million new members by the year 2020. This goal will require us to respond to consumer demands and collaborate to overcome common barriers in serving and attracting members from Generation Y. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more