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first_img  139 total views,  1 views today BTA Chief Executive to take fundraising training to North of Scotland by bike About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Bruce Tait, Chief Executive of BTA, will be riding around the North of Scotland on his motorbike this summer, to deliver fundraising training to charities based in rural areas and on islands.The BTA Fundraising Essentials tour will see Tait deliver eight sessions of a full day’s training in fundraising aimed specifically at charities north of Scotland’s central belt that would normally have to travel to places like Edinburgh or Glasgow. He will ride on to the next venue each evening by motorbike, travelling for 10 days, biking over 800 miles, and visiting four islands.The training is aimed at people who have responsibility for fundraising at their organisations, including volunteers and trustees as well as staff who fundraise. Tait will present three sessions each day covering fundraising planning, making the ask and applying to grantmakers. Starting off in Dundee on 3 September, he will then go on to Aberdeen, Inverness, Kirkwall, Ullapool, Stornoway, Portree and Fort William.The full list of dates for the tour is:3 September – Dundee4 September – Aberdeen5 September – Inverness7 September – Kirkwall10 September – Ullapool11 September – Stornoway13 September – Portree14 September – Fort William Information and ticket booking is via Eventbrite and by contacting [email protected] said:“BTA have been working with many charities throughout Scotland this year and we often hear their frustration that the fundraising training offered is always in the central belt. By travelling by motorbike (and by ferry to the islands) I can cover a lot of ground quickly, making the course very inexpensive for the charities that come along. “BTA are committed to supporting charities in all parts of Scotland and there are some marvellous charities in Scotland’s rural areas and islands. I’m really looking forward to helping them raise more money at a time when fundraising is becoming increasingly competitive and you need to be at the top of your game.” Advertisement Melanie May | 25 July 2018 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Scotland Traininglast_img read more

first_imgGovernment County Developing Plan to Generate More Mental Health Hospital Beds Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 5:26 pm 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it LA County Supervisor Kathryn BargerA motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda L. Solis to develop a plan to increase the number of mental health hospital beds has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.Currently, the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) operates only five facilities in Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan, Napa, and Patton with a total of 6,078 beds. The current wait time for a placement in these state hospitals is estimated to be a year or more, which leaves thousands of individuals who are in need of an inpatient hospital placement without access to the appropriate level of care.“For far too long, mental health hospital beds have dwindled, leaving a significant number of patients and their families without access to appropriate care,” said Supervisor Barger. “As a result, we have seen increased prevalence of mental illness among the homeless population and those in our jails. We must explore all options to provide additional beds for those who are in need of care.”The shortage of state mental hospital beds means the individuals in need of care and their families are forced to search for a placement elsewhere. According to leading mental health experts, the minimum number of beds required to appropriately meet the need is 50 public mental health beds per 100,000 individuals. In Los Angeles County, there are only 22.7 beds per 100,000 individuals, and California has only 17.05 beds per 100,000 individuals.“Emergency rooms and jails are not the right setting for those experiencing a mental health crisis,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who co-authored today’s motion. “LA County is the safety net for our residents, and this action will help us enable our most vulnerable residents to access the help they need and deserve.”The motion directs the Department of Mental Health to work with the Chief Executive Officer to develop a plan that includes potential sites, funding options, patient populations, and all other pertinent details and report back to the Board within 120 days.“The Department of Mental Health is working to right-size the County network of care in terms of volume and need,” said Dr. Jonathan Sherin, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. “We must examine patient acuity and ability to care for those with comorbid clinical conditions. Supervisor Barger’s motion will be very helpful in these efforts which, quite frankly, are long overdue.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Where Are Homebuyers Headed? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Affordability Issues Not Sparing Current Homeowners Next: Fannie’s Earnings Recover Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago While some cities are experiencing an increased inflow of residents from other areas, others aren’t so lucky.’s Q1 2018 Cross Market Demand Report reveals that southern metro areas, such as those in Florida and Texas, are experiencing a high inbound/outbound ratio. That is, they are seeing more demand come in from out-of-state metros rather than closer to home.According to the Cross Market Demand Report, six of the top 10 metros with the highest inbound/outbound ratio are located in Florida, including North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton at number one nationally, with an inbound-outbound ratio of 2.83 (down by 0.22 year-over-year). Other Florida metros in the top 10 are Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Jacksonville, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Lakeland-Winter Haven, and Cape Coral-Fort Myers.The Cross Market Demand Report notes that much of the demand for homes in these Florida metros has come from out of state, notably from the New York-New Jersey and Chicago metro areas.Other states included in the top 10 are Washington (Spokane-Spokane Valley), Arizona (Tucson), South Carolina (Charleston-North Charleston), and Texas (El Paso).Meanwhile, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metros in California are experiencing the lowest nationwide inbound/outbound ratios, at rates of 0.18 and 0.22, respectively. What demand there is originates within California, with very little interest from out of state. notes that the limited affordable housing inventory is pushing residents out to other metros around California, such as Sacramento, Stockton, and Vallejo. The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area is also experiencing a low inbound-outbound ratio, as residents move even further away than the Californians, to cities such as St. Louis and also reported which metro areas experienced the biggest improvements to their inbound/outbound ratios year-over-year. The Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio metro area saw the largest increase, from 0.53 in 2017 to 0.83 this year, a 0.30 jump.In order to gauge inbound/outbound ratios, examined listings for the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, comparing Q1 2018 to Q1 2017. “The analysis primarily focuses on a metro’s inbound to outbound ratio, which is the ratio of views to that metro from other metros, compared to views from that metro flowing to other metros,” states the write-up. Home / Daily Dose / Where Are Homebuyers Headed? Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer.  Print This Post Demand Housing Demand metros migration Moving 2018-05-03 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 3, 2018 2,050 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Demand Housing Demand metros migration Movinglast_img read more

first_img Sandie Wallace could not have children so she and her husband chose an international adoption because she realized the grim plight of babies in foreign orphanages.She and Chris Wallace chose to go to the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia in 2001 to bring their baby home.“In the United States, there are many people willing to adopt but in some other countries, there are many more babies than people who want them,” Sandie said. Published 9:03 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010 Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The couple went through all the hoops necessary to adopt and made the long flight to Azerbaijan in an effort to make their lives complete.“There were 120 kids in the orphanage and only eight caretakers,” Sandie said. “When I saw that precious little girl and that sweet smile, I knew she was our little girl.”The couple was told that the baby they wanted for their own had tested positive for Hepatitis B.“I said that sick babies need love, too,” Wallace said. “She was the one for us.” Latest Stories You Might Like Exhibit shows ‘the way things were’ Jerald and Carolyn Brantley of the Banks community were among the many visitors to the Johnson Center for the Arts… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Wallaces know home is where heart is By The Penny Hoarder Eight-year-old Alyssa Faith Wallace is pulling up stakes again.This time, it’s different.When Alyssa was eight months old, she moved to the United States from the only home that she had ever known – a crib at an orphanage in Azerbaijan. Wallace said after that, her daughter was tested four additional times for the disease and each time the test came back negative.The Wallaces stayed in Azerbaijan for three days and were able to take Alyssa with them to the hotel.Except for two days, she had spent all eight months of her life in the orphanage and most of it in a crib.“She had never been outside,” Wallace said. “She couldn’t sit up or even hold her head up. She didn’t want Chris to hold her because all of the caretakers were women and she had never been around men. She had to get used to Chris.”After three days, the Wallaces had to say goodbye to their baby but with the promise to be back in three months.“Before we left, we donated an extra thousand dollars that would feed six children for three months,” Wallace said. “When we left Alyssa, she weighed 11 pounds. When we went back to bring her home, she had gained two pounds. It’s so sad that the children don’t have enough to eat and what little they have is fed to them in about two minutes because there are so many children to feed.”The Wallaces had to fly to Moscow with Alyssa to finalize the adoption and then they were homeward bound.“That was the happiest day of my life,” Wallace said. “Because she was so under-developed when we adopted her, we got to see all of the firsts in her life. The first time she sat up, the first time she rolled over. She was like a newborn and she was the joy of our lives.“Alyssa is my life. I can’t imagine life without her,” Wallace said. “Some people said that she wouldn’t fit in, that she would be accepted. But that hasn’t happened. She loves school and she has so many friends.”Alyssa is in the third grade and she couldn’t be happier. She knows that she is adopted and that her native home is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. But she knows her heart home is wherever her adopted mom is.And, now that it’s time to move to a new home in Pensacola, she is excited about the new adventures ahead.“I can’t want to meet new friends and have a new home,” she said. “It’s going to be fun being in a new place. One day I want to go back to Azerbaijan – where I was born but not where home is.”Editor’s note: The original publication of this article omitted the fact that subsequent tests showed Alyssa Wallace had tested negative for Hepatitis B. — added by staff, 10.27.10. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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first_imgSt. Johns County Sheriffs Office(INTERLACHEN, Fla.) — A Florida foster mother has been arrested on charges of organizing an adoption scheme and allegedly used her own son as a pawn in the fraud.Tina Scee, 45, allegedly posed as a worker for the Florida Department of Children and Families while a foster parent and created a guise that the disabled boy she later adopted in 2017 when he was 2 years old was available for adoption, according to a press release from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.A couple from Ohio then visited Scee, a resident of Interlachen, a town about 50 miles southwest of St. Augustine, to meet the boy, authorities said. Scee then allegedly let the boy return to Ohio with the couple but told them that they would have to return to Florida several times before the adoption could be completed.Scee had the couple bring the child back to Florida multiple times in September 2017 and October 2017 to make it appear that she was was taking care of the child full time during site visits from DCF, authorities said. Meanwhile, she was receiving SNAP benefits and daycare assistance for the child while he was in Ohio, which totaled nearly $4,000.Scee was granted adoption after ordering that the boy return to Florida on Oct. 31, 2017 for the final adoption hearing, but the boy returned to Ohio following the hearing.The couple contacted the Florida Community Partnership for Children after they could not obtain the legal documents necessary to complete their adoption of the boy. The FDLE began investigating Scee in 2018 after receiving the complaints.Scee did not receive any money from the couple during the alleged scheme, authorities said. She is charged with organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, illegally placing a child for adoption and perjury.She turned herself in and was booked into the St. Johns County Jail in St. Augustine and was later released on $20,000 bond.ABC News could not immediately reach Scee or a representative for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for comment.The Florida Office of the State Attorney will prosecute the case.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — More than 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the spread of the virus continues. The global coronavirus death toll stands at more than 165,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers, however, are believed to be much higher. Many cities and states have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States. The U.S. has more cases than any other country in the world, with at least 755,000.Here’s how the news is developing Sunday. All times Eastern:7:56 p.m.: Trump says deal on phase 4 of financial relief is “close”President Donald Trump said ongoing negotiations with Democrats for the next phase of coronavirus financial relief are “getting close to a deal.” Speaking at the daily coronavirus task force briefing on Sunday, Trump said a deal “could happen” by Monday. “We’re continuing to negotiate with the Democrats to get our great workers and small businesses all over the country taken care of,” he said. “A lot of good work has been going on and we could have an answer tomorrow.” The president also said the task force will support states in the effort to boost COVID-19 testing capacity by helping them take better advantage of existing facilities.The White House will provide governors with information on how to more fully utilize the large laboratory machines in their states, Trump said. “They have a lot of machinery in the states that some aren’t aware of, but they’re there,” Trump said. “A couple of them didn’t know they could be utilized in a different manner. They are only up to 10% and they can go 90% more. Many governors are still relying on their state laboratories rather than the full and much larger capacity that is available to them.” Trump said Vice President Mike Pence will provide the details ahead of a Monday call with governors on local testing strategies. Trump also announced that his administration would soon invoke the Defense Production Act to increase swap production by 20 million per month. The U.S. has conducted more than 3.8 million tests, according to Johns Hopkins University. Trump said the U.S continues to see the declining trajectory of cases in the Seattle, Detroit, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Houston metro areas. “It’s more evidence our aggressive strategy is working and I thank the American people for their selfless devotion,” he said. “The American people have done a hell of a job.” 4:30 p.m.: Total cases in Europe reach one millionThe number of COVID-19 cases in Europe has surpassed one million, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker says Spain leads the continent with 195,944 cases, followed by Italy with 178,972 confirmed contractions, France with 152,996 cases, Germany with 144,387 cases and the United Kingdom with 121,168 cases. 1:15 p.m.: NY hospitalizations numbers on the descent, Cuomo saysNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recent data on coronavirus hospitalizations may show that the state is on the declining slope of the apex, but cautioned against an immediate reopening of the economy.There were 16,213 hospitalizations across the state as of Sunday, compared to over 18,000 a week ago, according to the new data.“If the data holds, we are past the high point,” Cuomo said. “Right now we are on a descent.”The state had 507 new deaths recorded on Saturday, compared to the 778 deaths recorded on April 13, according to the governor.The state currently has 242,786 confirmed cases and 13,869 related deaths, according to the state’s Health Department.Cuomo warned New Yorkers that despite the downward trend of hospitalization they are still not out of the water. He said it will take more time and more social distancing before he can reopen the economy.“It’s no time to get cocky, it’s no time to get arrogant. There is still a lot to do,” he said.The governor acknowledged the rallies outside state capitols that call on the reopening of the government, but reiterated that the COVID-19 numbers could easily go back up if social distancing is reversed too early.“The beast can rise up again,” he said.Cuomo urged President Donald Trump and the federal government to expedite its latest aid package to the states. He said without extra funding, he’d have to cut educational dollars to New York municipalities in half.“The governors of the states need to have resources,” he said.12:00 p.m.: Italy cases rise to nearly 179,000Italian health officials released updated data on their COVID-19 cases and found that the number of infected persons rose by 3,047 over the last 24 hours.The country now has a total of 178,972 coronavirus cases.There were 433 new deaths reported over the last 24 hours bringing the country’s total coronavirus fatality number to 23,660.10:55 a.m.: NYC mayor accuses Trump of failing New York City for stalling stimulus moneyNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had some harsh words for President Donald Trump and congressional Republican leadership over the delays in the next round of federal assistance.During his daily briefing on Sunday, de Blasio accused Trump of failing his hometown by not speaking up and encouraging Congress to pass the next relief package. The mayor cited the famous Daily News headline from the 70s, “Ford to City: Drop Dead,” and called on him to help get the city back on track.“My question to Mr. Trump are you going to save the city or are you going to tell the city to drop dead? Which one is it?” de Blasio asked.As of Saturday afternoon, the city had 126,368 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the city’s Health Department. There have been 8,448 confirmed coronavirus fatalities and 4,264 probable fatalities from the virus, officials said.De Blasio said he has spoken with the president “eight or 10 times in the last month,” but Trump did not give any update on when the next federal aid will be available. The mayor warned that the money, COVID-19 tests and other relief plans from Washington needed to be finalized as soon as possible to ensure the economic recovery from the pandemic begins early and runs smoothly.De Blasio also warned New Yorkers to be careful and continue to practice social distancing guidelines as the weather gets warmer. He said officers and park officials will step up their presence in parks and green spaces, issue warnings against people violating those guidelines, and, if need be, issue fines up to $1,000.“Do not underestimate our enemy. This is a horrible disease, and if we let it back through the door it will reassert itself,” he said.9:14 a.m.: UK cases above 120,000, deaths rise to 16,000The U. K.’s Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on its coronavirus data and said as of 5 p.m. Saturday, 120,067 people contracted COVID-19, with 5,850 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.The nation has an additional 596 coronavirus-related fatalities over the 24-hour period, bringing the death total up to 16,060, according to health officials.The U.K. has tested over 482,000 residents for the virus so far, the department said.8:23 a.m.: Police break up a party with over 60 people in BrooklynPolice broke up a massive party that was being held in Brooklyn, New York, Saturday night, despite the city’s strict ban against mass gatherings, the NYPD said.Officers responded to eNVee Barbershop on Avenue L in the Canarsie neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. where they found dozens of people gathered for the party, according to a police spokesman. Officers broke up the party and issued 60 summonses to the guests for violating the city’s orders to shelter in place, which included a ban on mass gatherings, the NYPD said.A police source said officers arrested two people involved with the gathering after it was discovered they allegedly had illegal weapons.2:23 a.m.: Andover, New Jersey, nursing home issued citationsAt Saturday’s COVID-19 briefing, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced that the Andover Subacute Nursing Home received several citations from the state Department of Health after a survey of the facility was done on Friday.“Survey of the Andover facility, which was a CMS survey along with a state surveyor is completed. A conference call was held with the owner and the nursing consultant yesterday,” Persichilli said.He received several citations and is required to submit a plan of correction on Monday.12:42 a.m.: NY, NJ, CT governors announce reopening of marinas and boatyardsNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont today announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out or delivery only, like anywhere else in the three states. This announcement aligns the policies of the three states on this particular service.“We’ve committed to working with our regional partners throughout this crisis to align our policies when and where appropriate,” said Murphy. “A unified approach is the most effective way to alleviate confusion for the residents of our states during the ongoing public health emergency.”“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve worked closely with our friends in neighboring states to implement a uniform regional approach to reducing the spread of the virus,” Cuomo said. “Aligning our polices in this area is another example of that strong partnership, and will help ensure there is no confusion or ‘state shopping’ when it comes to marinas and boatyards.”“Our states share workforces, resources, public transit, and we all have share a connection on the water,” Lamont said. “This is yet another example of how our states have shared interests, which is all the more reason to collaborate on these kinds of decisions. This decision provides uniformity across our marinas.”9:29 p.m.: Judge strikes down Kansas ban on church gatheringsU.S. District Judge John Broomes ruled late Saturday against Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to limit churches from holding services with more than 10 people.“Laura Kelly, in her capacity as Governor of the State of Kansas, is hereby enjoined and ordered to refrain from enforcing the prohibition in Executive Order No. 20-18 and Executive Order 20-25 prohibiting religious gatherings involving more than ten attendees … so long as those gatherings comply with the social distancing and public health protocols Plaintiffs have indicated in their complaint they are prepared to apply,” Broomes wrote in his decision.The Democratic governor was fighting to keep large church gatherings from meeting in opposition to the Republican-controlled legislature.Broomes wrote that “churches and religious activities appear to have been singled out among essential functions for stricter treatment.”The ruling will hold at least until May 2.There have been at least 1,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 85 deaths, mostly in Wyandotte County, which includes Kansas City, and Johnson County. 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first_imgDeadline set for staff dialogueOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Firmswith 150 or more employees will have just three years to implement the EUdirective on staff consultation when it is formally adopted towards the end ofthe year. Butin a last-minute concession, companies with more than 100 employees will havefive years to abide by the legislation and firms with more than 50 will haveseven years. Asfirst reported by Personnel Today (30 May and 12 June), the controversial draftdirective has been voted through by European ministers and will go before theEuropean Parliament in the next few months. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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