Jim Boice grew up near Philadelphia and currently lives in Amherst, Mass., but says he will always call Ocean City his home.His passion for the resort town is reflected by his collection of Ocean City memorabilia dating to the 1800s, as well as his more modern items that include beach tags from the 1970s.But after 15 to 20 years of collecting, Boice decided to sell off his keepsakes Saturday during the annual Antiques & Collectibles Fair organized by the Ocean City Historical Society.“All of my stuff was stored in boxes in the basement. My wife gave me an ultimatum to downsize,” Boice explained of the reason for selling.His mementos included old Ocean City-themed postcards, pottery, books, restaurant menus, a stock certificate from a long-gone local railroad and beach tags from 1976, the first year the town began charging for public access to the sand.The Ocean City Historical Society bought Boice’s collection of menus from a few local restaurants that have long since faded into history.The Antiques & Collectibles Fair, one of four major fundraisers during the year for the Historical Society, attracted 27 vendors Saturday at the Ocean City Community Center.Steve Gring, a trustee for the Historical Society and committee chairman for the fair, noted that some parts of the antiques and collectibles market remain strong, while others are relatively weak. Jim Boice, left, joined by Historical Society trustee John Loeper, sold his collection of Ocean City memorabilia. “Some things are hot, while others are on the decline,” Gring said. “For instance, being in Ocean City and at the shore, anything nautical or beach-related usually sells here.”Loretta Harris, an antiques and collectibles dealer who operated a shop called Eclectique until last year, was mainly selling fancy glass and old-fashioned kitchen utensils.“It’s been a mix of things. Someone even bought one of my Teddy bears,” Harris said.One buyer, Ingrid Hickman, of Ocean City, was searching through a bag of old, broken jewelry for some items she could craft into a necklace.Hickman, a songwriter, repurposes old jewelry into necklaces and bracelets for herself and as gifts for friends. Her hobby can be inspirational.“When I’m stuck trying to write a song, I find that making jewelry is a way to rechannel my energy,” she said.One interesting souvenir that graced Boice’s display table was a black-and-white photo from the 1800s of Ezra Lake, the son of Simon Lake, one of four Methodist ministers who founded Ocean City in 1879 as a religious resort.Like the Lakes, the Boice family also has longtime ties to Ocean City. Jim Boice said his family has been visiting the resort for five generations.As children in the 1950s, Boice and his sister would enjoy summer vacations in Ocean City with their grandparents, staying at the old Colonial Hotel.“No matter where I’ve lived, this is my home,” Boice said.John Loeper, a trustee of the Historical Society and an old friend of Boice’s, said the Boice family’s deep roots in Ocean City underscore the town’s pulling power for more than a century.“Ocean City has been a multigenerational resort. That’s what brings people here. It’s like that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you eat Rice Krispies. But we’ll have to change that to Johnson’s Popcorn,” Loeper said with a smile, referring to one of Ocean City’s iconic businesses. By Donald Wittkowski
I must respond to your News Insight item ’Crunch time for training’ (27 June), to address what seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the important and entirely positive developments currently underway in bakery training in the UK.You say that “a storm is brewing at the heart of bakery training”, when in fact there has never been a better period of collaboration among stakeholders in all parts of the sector, who are working together to find innovative and workable ways of improving skills. And to say there is seen to be “a growing gap between the theoretical needs of the industry and practical hands-on experience that courses need to give their students” simply scrambles the issue.Over the last two years, the problem that employers and training providers have been working in partnership to try to resolve is that there was a growing gap between the actual (not theoretical) needs of the industry and the often-irrelevant experience (whether theoretical or practical) that some courses gave to their students. For this reason, after much research and widespread consultation, the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in food manufacture have been reformed to make them much more respondent to demonstrating competence in the workplace. Consultation has been open to all with an interest in skills, and opportunities to get involved, either by simply responding to drafts online or by becoming a member of a consultative group, and this has been widely promoted.In addition, a range of new Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) have been introduced. These are primarily for young people looking for a relevant course of study before seeking their first job, and for those of any age who want to develop their careers by acquiring knowledge and skills that are complementary to, or add value to their existing jobs. NVQs and VRQs are different qualifications to meet different needs. Neither is on the way out.As with all such developments, there is an onus on training providers at all levels to progress their own professional development by getting involved in open consultation processes and keeping abreast of completed changes, studying them, and getting to grips with the best way of implementing them. This is a necessary challenge for trainers if we are to improve skills in food and drink manufacturing.Funding for courses is a perennial problem, but this is an issue for training providers to resolve with the Learning and Skills Council. The sector skills council is responsible for strategic skills planning, not funding for courses.One of my senior colleagues offered to attend the bakery lecturers and trainers forum in Sheffield, referred to in your report, to answer questions, but the offer was not taken up. I hope Improve will be informed of the outcomes of the meeting, so I can find out if there is anything we can do to aid better understanding of the changes taking place.Jack Matthews, chief executive, Improve (the food and drink sector skills council)
Sellafield Ltd’s equality, diversity and inclusion lead Alan Rankin, said: For years we have had a relentless focus on people’s physical safety and well-being at work. But we have yet to give the same attention to people’s minds. The opportunity to make the workplace a more productive, safer and fulfilling place is too great to miss. The ’This is Me’ in Cumbria event is testament to the drive to continue raising awareness at a local level. We need to continue the momentum and work towards breaking the stigma around mental ill health. We were delighted to help launch this campaign in Cumbria. This follows the North West launch last year. We know that mental health at work is one of the biggest challenges faced by employers. This campaign creates a powerful way of allowing employees to share personal stories and experiences that enables colleagues to talk more openly about mental health. The Cumbrian launch builds upon our year of activity to promote mental health and well-being and coincides with ‘Time to Talk’ day, which is an annual event to encourage people to speak about their mental well-being. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd joined other big businesses to back the ‘This is Me’ campaign, which has launched in Cumbria.More than 120 business leaders attended the ‘This is Me’ event in Penrith today.The new video features people from employers across the county to show people that anyone can suffer from mental health issues and that it’s okay to talk.‘This is Me’Adrian Simper, NDA’s director of strategy and technology, said: Around 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and by 2030 the estimated cost of staff mental health related issues nationally is set to rise to £32.7 billion. As responsible businesses we all have an obligation to get involved and take an active interest in the wellbeing of our staff whilst creating environments where those in need can get the help and support required both now and in the future. Rob Johnston, chief executive of the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, hosted the launch event. He said: Employees are invited to join events this week and raise money for mental health charities.The ‘This is Me’ campaign challenges the stigma around mental health at work and aims to break the culture of silence by supporting people to tell their own stories.The campaign was started by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal in the City of London, in association with Barclays, and is being rolled out across the country.Barclays is backing the Cumbrian launch alongside the NDA, Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, Cumbria Police and Cumbria Chamber of Commerce.Alan Rankin added: Mental ill health is the leading cause of sickness absence, costing employers an average of £1,035 per employee per year. It’s in businesses’ interests to tackle this issue and that’s a message the chamber has been pushing by offering toolkits, advice and a podcast for employers. We hope that, through ‘This is Me’, we can reinforce this message and confront the stigma around mental ill health.
RelatedPosts EPL: Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool beat Leeds in seven-goal thriller EPL: Liverpool open title defence against underdogs Klopp speaks on Messi signing for Liverpool Liverpool took a step towards the Champions League last 16 with a narrow 2-1 victory over Genk at Anfield.Georginio Wijnaldum opened the scoring with an instinctive close-range finish on 14 minutes before Mbwana Samatta stunned the Kop with a bullet header just prior to the interval.Jurgen Klopp’s men stepped it up in the second period and ran out winners courtesy of a fine finish from the impressive Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The result means the Merseysiders move to the top of Group E, a point clear of Napoli who could only draw 1-1 at home to third-placed Salzburg. Jurgen Klopp’s men can secure qualification to the last 16 with a game to spare if they beat the Italians in L4 on November 27.Liverpool will now turn their focus to Sunday’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash with champions Manchester City. Tags: Jurgen Klopp
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Seoul : More than 2,000 South Korean soccer fans will sue a sports agency after superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench when his Juventus side played a friendly in Seoul last week, a law firm said Monday. The star Portuguese striker did not play a single second of the match against a K-league all-star team, ignoring appeals from the sell-out 65,000 crowd at the World Cup Stadium to lace up his boots.With frustration mounting some even chanted the name of his great Argentine rival Lionel Messi. When the game was first announced, organisers said the contract with Juventus obliged Ronaldo to play for at least 45 minutes, prompting many fans to splash out, according to Seoul law firm Myungan.Tickets — priced from 30,000 won (US$25) to 400,000 won ($338) — sold out in just two and a half hours when they were released on July 3.”So far, more than 2,000 fans have contacted us to pursue the suit,” Myungan attorney Kim Hun-ki told AFP.”We plan to officially file the suit on their behalf sometime next week, if the agency does not offer a concrete plan to compensate the ticket holders before then.”The Italian team’s flight from Nanjing in China was delayed, so that they landed only five hours before the scheduled start, delaying kick-off by an hour.Robin Zhang, CEO of The Festa, the Korean agency which arranged the game, told local broadcaster SBS in tears that she had complained to Juventus vice chairman Pavel Nedved during the match.He responded: “‘I also hope Ronaldo plays. But he says he doesn’t want to. I’m sorry there’s nothing I can do’,” she told SBS, adding that she will find “ways to compensate” ticket holders.Ronaldo has been subjected to a backlash on social media. “He betrayed the 60,000 audience and belittled us,” a Korean who attended the game posted on Instagram.”I’m no longer a Ronaldo fan.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has re-affirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to sports development in the country.The president made the remark while declaring open the 1st Session of the African Union Sports Council (Region 2) Minister’s Meeting yesterday, at the ECOWAS Parliament, Abuja. He said that the purpose of the meeting affirmed the seriousness that African nations and other stakeholders attached to sports on the continent.“I congratulate the African Union Commission for going the extra mile by giving adequate attention to sports development on our continent as evidenced by the recent restructuring within the African Sports Movement that gave birth to the African Union Council.“My country Nigeria attaches great importance to sports, hence our acceptance to host this important meeting to provide the needed platform for our sub-region to hit the ground running through the formulation and implementation of ground breaking and insightful sports policies.“In line with the overall objectives of the African Union, I urge you to broaden your deliberations to align sports with peace, security, education, health promotion, social mobilization, employment creation, socio-economic development, regional integration, conflict prevention and resolution. Our sub region tends to benefit a lot from such alignments .”President Buhari promised to give the necessary support through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to enable the Council to accomplish the task of the newly created African Union Sports Council (Region 2) for overall success.He also approved the engagement of few pioneer secretariat staff to facilitate the takeoff of AUSC Region 2 and pay them in line with Personnel Scheme of Service of the African Union Commission while diplomatic status will be accorded the Headquarters and secretariat staff of the AUSC Region 2.Earlier in his welcome address, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, said that the West African Ministers of Sports meeting will redefine the much desired peace, regional integration, socio-cultural , political and economic development in the sub region through the instrumentality of sports.“The ratification of all the legal instruments will make for rapid development of sports in the sub- region. Our strong desire is that the immediate impact of this new initiative will be felt during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 2019 All Africa Games, the Francophone Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where athletes from the 15 West African countries will make the region proud by winning gold medals.”The maiden session of the African Sports Ministers will ratify the legal instruments, setup strategic plans for the implementation of the region as well as the legal framework of the leadership that will man the secretariat. The document, when ratified, will also kickstart the full operation of the secretariat.Also in attendance was the Senate President who was represented but the Chairman Senate Committee on Sports Senator Obinna Ogba, the Speaker House of Representatives who was represented by the Chairman House Committee on Sports Hon. Goni Bukar Lawan, the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and other sports stakeholders.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Please see a note from Sheriff Gregory Tony below. pic.twitter.com/0Q1BQR8Gia— Sheriff Gregory Tony 2020 (@sherifftony2020) May 3, 2020 Broward County Mayor Dale Holness on Thursday endorsed Gregory Tony for sheriff.Holness said in a statement that Tony, who has served as sheriff since January 2019, “has held bad actors accountable and put together the most diverse command staff we’ve ever seen. Sheriff Tony has truly proven himself more than deserving of the support of our community.”Tony will run against his predecessor Scott Israel, along with retired Broward Sheriff’s Col. Al Pollock, among other candidates in the Democratic primary.Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Tony last year to replace Israel, whom he suspended over questions regarding Israel’s handling of the 2018 Parkland school shooting.Meanwhile, Tony has faced scrutiny in recent weeks for not disclosing on a 2005 job application with the Coral Springs Police Department that he shot and killed an 18-year-old man in 1993 when he was a teenager.The 41-year-old sheriff, who was ultimately not found guilty of wrongdoing in the shooting, says it was self-defense.He also wrote on the Coral Springs application that he had never used hallucinogens, although he admitted to using LSD in 1995 on a previous application for the Tallahassee Police Department. Tony also excluded from the Coral Springs application that he was at one point accused of passing a bad check as a student at Florida State University. Although that charge was dismissed, Tony ended up writing an apology letter for leaving it off his job application when it turned up in a subsequent background check.The Coral Springs Police Department hired Tony 15 years ago, launching his law enforcement career.Then-Police Chief Duncan Foster recently told the South Florida Sun Suntinel that he would not have hired Tony if the 1993 killing had been disclosed.Tony served with the Coral Springs Police Department until 2016, when he left there to develop a company that specializes in active shooter training. He has dismissed the matter from the killing as a political smear campaign.He said in a statement, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the mayor for the county I represent.”Last week, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, which previously voted “no confidence” in Tony and Israel, endorsed Pollock.
The end of the school term means time to hand out athletic awards at L.V. Rogers High School.Two Bombers garnering top honours were Grade 12 players Simon Yole and Simon Yole and Mariah Maglio. Yole, powerful, high work rate, durable and commited, captured the Most Valuable Player award for the Bombers Rugby side.Yole also was the Commissioner’s Winner at B.C. High School Rugby Championships in Abottsford.Meanwhile, on the girl’s circuit, Maglio topped the awards by winning the Most Valuable Player for the Bombers.Maglio was the leading scorer with amazing speed and gifted offensive abilities.Other award winners for the Bombers Rugby include Rookie of the Year: Emma Schrader and Jef Vreys while Tiffany Markin and Brandon Sagal were Coaches Award winners.
Explore further Japan collab transmits record data speeds on terahertz waves More information: Direct intensity modulation and wireless data transmission characteristics of terahertz-oscillating resonant tunnelling diodes, Electron. Lett. — 10 May 2012 — Volume 48, Issue 10, p.582–583. dx.doi.org/10.1049/el.2012.0849AbstractDirect intensity modulation and wireless data transmission characteristics of terahertz-oscillating resonant tunnelling diodes (RTDs) is reported. A direct intensity modulation of the RTD oscillators was demonstrated, and the frequency response was measured. It was found that the 3 dB cutoff modulation frequency was limited by the parasitic elements of the external circuit, and increased up to 4.5 GHz by reducing such parasitic elements. Wireless data transmission by direct amplitude shift keying was demonstrated using an RTD oscillating at 542 GHz with cutoff frequency of 1.1 GHz. The BERs for bit rates of 2 and 3 Gbit/s were found to be 2×10−8 and 3×10−5, respectively. Citation: T-ray madness: Scientists score wireless data record (2012, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-t-ray-madness-scientists-score-wireless.html Their breaking through the 3Gbps barrier is seen as enticing news for a future where broadband users can get impressively high data rates and broadband speeds The terahertz, or “T-ray,” region is part of the electromagnetic spectrum between 300 GHz and 3 THz. Research sites performing imaging make use of terahertz because it is a less damaging alternative to x-rays, in that terahertz waves can penetrate materials but deposit less energy. Outside such settings, where heavy and costly machines are at work, the spectrum has not been considered as a practical solution for daily use. The researchers’ work may make such considerations plausible. The team developed specialized hardware that was capable of achieving the 3Gb data transmission. They made use of resonant tunneling diode, which produces smaller voltages with increasing current, i.e., the voltage decreased as the current increased. “By tuning the current, the team could make the device resonate and spit out signals in the terahertz band,”as Gizmodo commented.Findings of the T-ray researchers, who are from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, have been, published in Electronics Letters. The study suggests that Wi-Fi using the system may support data transmission rates of up to 100 Gbit/s. The researchers note that terahertz Wi-Fi, however, would probably only work for ranges up to 10 meters, but data transmission within that range would be orders of magnitude higher than current alternatives. Their research is still a work in progress, and they intend to extend the range.Beyond their research, Wi-Fi watchers expect favorable progress to come from the new standard 802.11ac, which is said to be the next evolutionary stage of wireless networking. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) — Wednesday headlines trumpeted how “Japanese researchers smash Wi-Fi records” and “Scientists show off the future of Wi-Fi.” The excitement is for good reason. A team of scientists have broken the record for wireless data transmission. They showed that they were capable of transmitting data at 3Gb/at frequencies up to 542GHz. They have done so in uncharted territory, so to speak, the terahertz band, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is currently unregulated. They reported success in making Wi-Fi twenty times faster. Location of Terahertz waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. Image: Wikipedia. © 2012 Phys.Org