AAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Super Bowl weekend

first_img Please enter your comment! From AAAThere were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers in 2016 according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  To help consumers stay safe and celebrate responsibly on the weekend of the big game, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a game plan to get home safely this weekend if they are drinking alcohol. This means choosing a designated driver, calling a cab or ride-sharing service, staying where you are celebrating, or finding another safe way home.For those that did not plan ahead and need the Tow to Go program, it is available this today through Monday morning, February 5th at 6 AM. The following guidelines apply:Tow To Go Guidelines:Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit for dates and availability throughout 2018If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.“Nobody wins when fans drive drunk,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be celebrating the big game with alcohol, please plan ahead so everybody wins and your loved ones get home safely.”“The Tow to Go program is an effective way to promote the use of Designated Drivers and help prevent impaired driving,” said Katja Zastrow, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Anheuser-Busch. “We are proud to partner with AAA and their roadside assistance drivers to help keep our roads safe.”Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers from roads across the Southeast and Midwest. It is designed to be a safety net for motorists who did not plan ahead when drinking away from home on celebratory holidays. It is offered based on the availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. The Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation provides Tow to Go to help keep all motorists safe from the dangers of impaired driving.Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler have been co-sponsors of the program since its inception in 1998. Not only has the company provided funding for the service, it has also worked with local bars and restaurants to help educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSAAATow-to-go Previous articleThings just got a little brighter: Orange County’s New Solar Co-OpsNext articleTropical Smoothie Cafe opens in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design

first_img Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & DesignSave this projectSaveBamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design China Houses Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design Save this picture!© T+E+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•ShiQiao, China Projects Photographs Year:  “COPY” 2012 CopyAbout this officeHarmony World Consulting & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShiQiaoWoodHotels and RestaurantsChinaPublished on January 24, 2013Cite: “Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design” 24 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  T+EText description provided by the architects. Located in the ShiQiao garden in Yangzhou, a city to the northwest of Shanghai, there is a floating Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse designed by Chinese architect Sun Wei, partner of HWCD. As an international design practice, with offices in London and Barcelona, HWCD has been developing various projects, specializes in boutique hotels, residents and mix-use projects. Their projects emphasize on the existing “worldwide interconnectedness” in the architecture and design spheres by bringing together traditional Asian aesthetic and modern design language.Save this picture!© T+ERecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsThe Bamboo Courtyard is an example of the HWCD design philosophy, embracing the traditional Chinese garden fundamentals while blending into the natural environment. The bamboo is arranged vertically and horizontally to produce “depth” and visual effects as you walk around. Tall rows of bamboo sticks create corridors along the outdoor walkway and are organized in asymmetric fashion on the lake. Save this picture!© T+ETraditionally, Yangzhou courtyards are formed with inward facing pavilions, creating an internal landscape space. Drawing inspiration from this, the bamboo courtyard was designed from a basic square footprint, fragmented into small spaces to create an internal landscape area.Each of the spaces has views into the surrounding lake, allowing a panoramic view of the area. Save this picture!© T+EFrom the exterior, the bamboo courtyard is a cubic form with a variation of solids and voids. The strong verticality becomes more apparent at night when the teahouse lights up to illuminate the surroundings. The simple form illustrates the congruent blending of architecture with nature. Moreover, the natural materials such as bamboo and bricks provide sustainable sensibilities. The pocket of voids improves natural ventilation within the bamboo courtyard while the thick brick wall retains heat in winter, reducing the dependency of mechanical heating and cooling system. Save this picture!© T+ETea is one of China’s most precious culture heritages and has remained popular throughout thousands of years. It requires an unassuming setting in order to understand its lengthy process. The bamboo courtyard provides the adequate setting to a tea experience, emphasizing the underlying importance of design and architecture.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessEcontainer Bridge Competition Winning Proposal / Yoav Messer ArchitectsArticlesArchitecture of Necessity 2013 CompetitionArticles Share Architects: Harmony World Consulting & Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

Laurelhurst MidCentury / mw|works architecture + design

first_img General Contractor: Projects Laurelhurst MidCentury / mw|works architecture + designSave this projectSaveLaurelhurst MidCentury / mw|works architecture + designSave this picture!© Jeremy Bittermann+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Jeremy BittermannSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jeremy BittermannCareful reconsideration of the openings surrounding this space reframed it as a tranquil organizing element of the house, central not just to the living room but also to the entry, the daily circulation paths and the more informal spaces of the home. Single pane windows were replaced and extended floor to ceiling. Upgraded insulation and high efficiency radiant floor heat allowed the removal of ductwork and low ceilings, dramatically reducing the home’s energy consumption. The new project is updated and more livable but still respectful of the best elements of the original design.Save this picture!© Jeremy BittermannProject gallerySee allShow lessSlide House / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSelected ProjectsSee New York’s Old Kosciuszko Bridge Implode in This 360 VideoVideos Share ArchDaily Photographs:  Jeremy Bittermann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Geberit, 12th Avenue Iron, Barazza, Blu Bathworks, Duravit, Lacava, Liebherr, Miele, Quantum Windows & Doors, western red cedar, BluBath, Julien, Watermark Designs “COPY” Interiors: Houses 2017center_img City:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jeremy BittermannRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Porcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. Designed by Ibsen Nelsen in 1961, the layout of this home was very well considered but the character and flow between spaces wasn’t a good fit for the daily patterns of the new owners. High on the owner’s wish list were increased physical and visual connections between rooms and to the outdoors. A central feature of the original design was a courtyard garden, experienced primarily through the living room. Photographs Year:  dBoone Construction CopyHouses•Seattle, United States United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Laurelhurst MidCentury / mw|works architecture + design Architects: mwworks Year Completion year of this architecture project mw|works and Inform Interiors CopyAbout this officemwworksOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on October 02, 2017Cite: “Laurelhurst MidCentury / mw|works architecture + design” 02 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

State tramples First Amendment, protesters win in court

first_imgThe Republican National Convention, to take place in Cleveland July 18-22, will be targeted by a full week of protests. This includes a march the Sunday before the convention to “Shut down Trump and the RNC.” Organizers of that march have publicized a full “calendar of resistance” on the International Action Center web site and are in solidarity with any group fighting for the right to protest.The city of Cleveland has shown no restraint in genuflecting before the Republican Party, and in the process trampling the First Amendment rights of protesters. On June 23 U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled that the city’s unreasonable restrictions on demonstrations were unconstitutional.The so-called event zone, which was to be off-limits to protesters, was deemed “unduly large.” The RNC is to take place at the Quicken Loans Arena, which is east of the Cuyahoga River, which divides Cleveland’s east and west sides. The restricted zone extended to areas west of the river and — although no floating protests have been announced — to a stretch of the river itself. The zone also extended into Lake Erie, some distance north of the arena.The allowed “parade route” took a sharp detour around the arena and confined marchers to areas of limited visibility. Free speech was further constricted by only allowing rallies in designated parks and during daylight hours — the major events of the RNC are during the evening — and imposing a ban on elevated platforms and, to quote their document, “soapboxes.”In a victory for the progressive movement, which has made clear its determination to have a forceful and visible presence throughout the RNC, all these restrictions were overturned. Two days later, after Judge Gwin ordered the case into mediation, the American Civil Liberties Union and the city reached a compromise agreement.The agreement shrinks the 3.5-square-mile event zone considerably and liberalizes all the other restrictions. “Organize Ohio,” a plaintiff in the suit, can begin its “End Poverty Now” march on the east side in the Black community. This route, originally denied a permit, was chosen to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Hough Rebellion, an uprising of the city’s African-American community that lasted for four days. The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless won the unrestricted right of homeless residents to be inside the security zone, where many food and shelter resources are located. The Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC is still fighting for a permit to march on Monday, July 18, the day the convention opens.State harasses activistsWhile the city’s protest restrictions have been liberalized, protest suppression has taken another form: intrusive and intimidating visits by the FBI, Homeland Security, the Secret Service and Cleveland cops. At least a dozen Cleveland activists report that they or their families have gotten a knock on the door.According to Cleveland NAACP President Michael Nelson, police questioned the parents of a young woman who was arrested last year. She had been protesting the acquittal of two officers involved in firing 137 bullets into a stopped car, killing unarmed Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. The police pressed her parents for information about “anybody planning violence” during the RNC.Members of Cleveland “Food Not Bombs” have been visited by police and FBI agents working in tandem. The group is not planning to protest but has applied for permits to feed demonstrators, along with local residents in need of food, inside the event zone. “I personally believe that this is an attempt to intimidate,” said FNB member Maggie Rice.State intimidation will continue throughout the RNC. Through a $50 million Homeland Security grant, Cleveland police have acquired riot gear, retractable steel batons, fencing to pen in protesters, plastic cuffs and Long Range Acoustic Devices, which disperse crowds by emitting a loud, painful noise.The city also purchased state-of-the-art surveillance tools, including cameras, laptops, Pointer Illuminator Aiming Lasers and Stingray cell phone tracking devices. After the RNC, the African-American community will have even more reason to fear the cops, who get to keep their new instruments of terror.In response, the week of protests will be a statement not only against the racism of Donald Trump and the RNC, but against the repressive capitalist state. The National Lawyers Guild and Rust Belt Medics have pledged to assist with any situations that may arise.Shut down Trump and the RNC!The ACLU also represented “Citizens for Trump,” winning for them a rally permit inside the original event zone. Many who will protest argue that there should be no linking of the freedom to protest with any so-called “rights” of the neofascist Trump mob. Susan Schnur, a Cleveland organizer of “Shut Down Trump” and the RNC march and rally, stated: “Free speech as defined by well-meaning groups such as the ACLU includes the right to preach hate and brutality toward immigrants, Muslims and Black and Brown people. We disagree. Hate-mongers are the backbone of the Trump campaign and should not have the right to preach violence and bigotry.”The “Shut Down Trump” march will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 — the night before the RNC opens — and is intended to strike a militant political tone for the next four days of resistance. Make your plans now! Come to Cleveland to say, unequivocally, “Shut down Trump and the RNC!” For more information and to endorse, visit thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two schoolboys arrested for murder of journalist Stephen Omais

first_img Follow the news on Philippines May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Organisation to go further Receive email alerts News February 16, 2021 Find out more A 16-year-old schoolboy, arrested by police in Kalinga Province in the northof the country on 5 January 2005, has admitted to the 26 November murder ofStephen Omais, which he said he carried out with five of his friends.He told police that the six youths, all of whom were under the influence ofalcohol, decided to kill the first person they met. On leaving a bar theycame across Omais, dragged him along with them and brutally beat him aboutthe head before stoning him to death.One of the five other suspects has been arrested and a court in Tabuk,Kalinga Province issued an arrest warrant for the other four.Omais was a reporter for the provincial bi-monthly Guru Press and localpublic radio DZRK. Because of the circumstances of his death, ReportersWithout Borders did not include his name on a list of six journalists killedin the Philippines in 2004 because of their work._______________________________________________________03.12.2004A second journalist murdered within one weekReporters Without Borders expressed its deep concern after a second journalist was murdered within one week in the Philippines, the 13th to be killed this year.Reporter Stephen Omais was found dead on 27 November 2004, near the city of Tabuk in Kalinga Province in the north of the country.Appalled at this series of killings, the worldwide press freedom organisation called on the government to “urgently come up with some fresh approaches to halt this wave of violence against the press”.Omais, who worked for the provincial bi-weekly Guru Press and local public radio DZRK, was apparently killed on 26 November 2004. His body was discovered the following day with several head injuries apparently caused by stones found near the corpse. His family identified him a few days later.A colleague at Guru Press, Estefania Kollin, said she had last seen Omais two weeks previously. He had been investigating a government public works project after which staff at the newspaper had received death threats.The provincial governor and the police chief of Kalinga Province offered a reward of 20,000-pesos (about 270 euros) for information leading to the identity of Omais’s killer.Police are questioning a friend of the murder victim and a cycle-rickshaw driver. Director General of the national police Edgar Aglipay said a suspect had been arrested on 3 December. He was Joey Patalig, 32, a professor at Tabuk Central School. No evidence of his guilty has yet been produced.Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to keep national and international organisations for the protection of journalists informed about any progress in the investigations. center_img Help by sharing this information Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en January 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two schoolboys arrested for murder of journalist Stephen Omais Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Newslast_img read more

Emergency services at scene of fire on Port Road, Letterkenny

first_img Pinterest News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Emergency services at scene of fire on Port Road, Letterkenny Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleMEP calls for Mauritius boycott as DPP defends police investigationNext article12 year old dies in incident on farm News Highland Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – July 14, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic There were serious tailbacks on roads into and out of Letterkenny for a time this afternoon as a result of a fire on the Port Road, between the Polestar and Dry Arch Roundabouts.Gardai say smoke is blowing away from the Main Road, they and the fire service are at the scene, and traffic is now moving freely again. Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Directors must learn to inspire next generation

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Directors must learn to inspire next generationOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The UK’s business leaders are failing to inspire the next generation ofdirectors and chief executives. Research by the Institute of Management reveals that more than a third ofall executives and half of junior managers think the quality of leadership intheir organisation is poor. Few junior managers rate their leaders highly, according to the institute’sreport, Leadership: the Challenge for All, which includes responses from 1,500managers. More than 50 per cent of managers say the ability to inspire is vital, butonly 11 per cent of respondents think their leaders provide this. Sir John Egan, chairman of the advisory panel for the research project,believes employers must become more proactive in developing their leaders. He said, “Today’s senior people have a new accountability to the peoplethey lead. Good leadership is not elusive, but many companies have yet to riseto the challenge of creating programmes of leadership for their managers.”Almost half of executives surveyed say flatter organisational structures andthe resulting lack of career opportunities are the main career barriers. In organisations where managers believe leadership potential is developedeffectively, nearly 60 per cent of managers rate leadership highly, compared toonly 21 per cent in other firms. The other most important attributes that executives believe are oftenlacking among their leaders are the abilities to provide a vision, look to thefuture and handle change. Mary Chapman, director general of the Institute of Management, said,”This research reveals a strong consensus about what constitutes goodleadership and gives clear recommendations on how organisations can bring outthe potential of their leaders. “A significant minority already have an excellent approach toleadership development, but the challenge is for the majority to recognise andadopt these good practices.” Ben Willmott last_img read more

USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway

first_img View post tag: 24-Day View post tag: S View post tag: Navy October 26, 2012 View post tag: Truman Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway View post tag: Harry View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: completes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: underway View post tag: USS USS Harry S. Truman Completes 24-Day Underway The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a 24-day underway Oct. 25 that tested the skills of every Sailor and Marine aboard.For the first time in almost two years, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 Sailors and Marines embarked Truman prior to Truman’s Oct. 2 underway to prepare for Harry S.Truman Strike Group’s upcoming deployment. Capt. Mike Wallace, CVW-3’s commander, said Truman’s underway gave the air wing an opportunity to test and improve various skills across each of its squadrons.Including a focus on the timeliness of launches and recoveries, Wallace said increased attention was placed on flight operations such as airborne refueling and individual unit-level training.“This is the first time the ship and air wing have operated together as a team since December 2010,” said Wallace. “This underway included a high number of cyclic operations. We were launching and recovering aircraft for 12 hours at a time, refining the pilots’ skills as they took off and landed on the carrier.”In total, CVW-3 pilots completed more than 1,300 launches and recoveries even as Truman Sailors and CVW-3 personnel participated in a multitude of shipboard training scenarios, both on the flight deck and in the hangar bay. “The most noticeable part of our integration was that our Sailors and Marines were making flight operations look easy every time,” said Cmdr. Paul Crump, Truman’s air officer. “While working on the flight deck, there are so many variables, so many things that can happen, yet each launch and recovery was executed safely, quickly, and effectively.”Crump said the carrier’s underway consisted of seamless teamwork between Truman’s air department Sailors and CVW-3 as they conducted drills that simulated aircraft crashes and fires, barricade drills and mass casualty drills on the flight deck. “CVW-3 Sailors have been enthusiastic, motivated and willing partners in every way,” said Crump. “It’s great to see how far this team has come in only a single underway. As we moved on to more complicated operations, CVW-3 and air department Sailors were performing with practiced regularity. The flight deck and hangar bays have evolved to pro-active environments rather than reactive ones.”Wallace agreed, noting the professionalism every Sailor and Marine displayed while conducting air operations. “This has given us the chance to practice critical skills that we will have to demonstrate during actual missions while on deployment,” said Wallace. “It’s all about refining our proficiencies. We can’t build upon the complexity of our mission execution until we have a solid foundation.”According to Wallace, the foundation could not have been built without the help of every Sailor and Marine aboard Truman. “I could not be happier with the team we have built within Harry S. Truman Strike group,” said Wallace. “We tell ourselves every day how blessed we are to have great people who get along and work hard together and truly understand that it’s a team sport.”After disembarking, CVW-3 is scheduled to conduct advanced tactical training in Fallon, Nev., until mid-December.Truman is scheduled to continue training in preparation for an upcoming composite training unit exercise.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 26, 2012; Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report for Dec. 21 to 27

first_imgPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department December 24, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 60Motor Vehicle Stops: 10Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 26Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS calls December 22, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 57Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 18Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 500 block 8th St., at 2:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 7:00pm December 23, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 78Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 24Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 9th St., at 6:33amHarassment, 5300 block Simpson Ave., at 6:50amFraud, Dolphin Ct., at 9:21amFraud, 1100 block Simpson Ave., at 12:56pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 1:20pmDomestic violence, 5500 block Simpson Ave., at 2:44pm December 26, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 73Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 21Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 600 block West Ave., at 8:14amBurglary, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 4:35pm December 27, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 37Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 20Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & Bay Ave., at 7:37amDisorderly, 600 block West Ave., at 4:11pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES December 21- 27, 2014Calls for Service: 469Daily Average: 67 December 25, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 39Motor Vehicle Stops: 2Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 11Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 800 block 5th St., at 12:33amDisorderly, 1200 block West Ave., at 12:45pmAssault, 700 block Central Ave., at 2:07pmMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 20th St., at 3:29pm December 21, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 87Motor Vehicle Stops: 48Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 24Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 6 EMS callsWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 12:22pmlast_img read more

Pageant Newcomer Stevie Wright Wins Little Miss Ocean City 2019

first_imgStevie Wright, 9, of Ocean City, is crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2019 at the Music Pier Saturday. By Maddy VitaleExperience, it seems, is overrated in the Little Miss Ocean City pageant. For the second year in a row a newcomer captured the crown – and she did it in a big way. Nine-year-old Stevie Wright of Ocean City won the talent portion of the competition with an entertaining and commanding dance routine to “Singing in the Rain.” In a surprising twist, the diminutive beauty then broke into “It’s Raining Men” to the applause of the crowd at Ocean City Music Pier Saturday night. But as quickly as Stevie transcended into that song, she seamlessly went back to whirling a bright yellow umbrella to “Singin’ in the Rain.”Little Miss Ocean City 2019 Stevie Wright gave the audience an entertaining performance.There were 18 contestants in the pageant and all of them delighted the audience with dance, vocals, piano and even a routine with a football. Contestants were judged on scholarship, talent, poise and an interview segment with the judges.After Stevie was crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2019, she hugged her fellow contestants and Little Miss Ocean City 2018 Ginger Mumman.“I feel so surprised and happy. I want to spend all of my time with my new friends,” Stevie said, as tears streamed down her face.Stevie’s mother, Stacie Wright, described her daughter as fun and sassy.“I’m so proud because she worked so hard,” she said.Stevie Wright’s first walk down the runway as Little Miss Ocean City 2019.Brian Wright, Stevie’s father, said he was completely surprised. “At no point did she ever say she wanted to be in a pageant before,” he said with a laugh.Grabbing first runner-up honors was Makenna Flemming, 11, the second runner-up went to Sarah Avellino, third runner-up was Alana Clevenger, 9, and fourth runner-up was Torrie Fanuelli, 10.The pageant was emceed by Miss New Jersey 2019 Jamie Gialloreto, who kept the pace of the night going with jokes and even shared some funny personal stories, including meeting actor Mark Wahlberg.Miss New Jersey Jaime Gialloreto emcees the pageant.She told the audience that she was so proud of the young girls and so impressed at their poise, bravery and incredible talent.Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan 2019 performed the same tap dance routine to the James Brown song “Get Up Offa That Thing” that wowed the crowd at her pageant the week before, with the same gusto and smile.Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan does a James Brown tribute.The night opened with Little Miss Ocean City Ginger Mumman 2018 performing a dance routine to “How Far I’ll Go.” During a farewell video played for the crowd, Ginger talked about how much she loved being Little Miss Ocean City and all of the wonderful people she met along the way, including Miss Ocean City 2018 Madison Leigh Kennelly and Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 Hope Aita.The trio performed a routine to “How Far I’ll Go” and at the end gave a group hug.Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto gives Ginger Mumman a key to the city.Director of Community Services Michael Allegretto, who oversees the pageant, gave Ginger an “official Ocean City beach towel” and a key to the city on behalf of Mayor Jay Gillian.“You have been a tremendous ambassador to the city,” Allegretto told Ginger. Kristie Fenton, executive director of the pageant, called Ginger up to the podium and got emotional when she said how she watched her grow over the last year. Fenton said she has a sweet personality and she led with pride.Those words brought Ginger to tears and they hugged.When Ginger took her last walk down the runway as Little Miss Ocean City 2018 she received a standing ovation.Ginger Mumman takes her last runway walk as Little Miss Ocean City 2018.The new crown holder will have a very busy next 12 months. Little Miss Ocean City joins with Junior Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City in parades and other promotional events for the town.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant has been sponsored by the city’s Recreation Department for the past 29 years.Contestant Kaya Kovacich does a cool dance routine.Little Miss Ocean City 2019 Stevie Wright gets hugs from parents Stacie and Brian Wright.last_img read more