Weekly Activity Report February 19-25

first_imgCity 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. Bicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. Calls for Service: 652          Daily Average: 93 February 19, 2017: Sunday Calls for service: 107 Vehicle Stops: 34 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 45 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 12 EMS callsVehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 12:08pmDomestic violence, 600 block 2nd St., at 9:53pmCDS, Inlet Rd., two in custody, at 10:57pm February 20, 2017: Monday Calls for service: 80 Vehicle Stops: 12 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 42 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 4 EMS callsTrespassing, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 2:44am February 21, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 89 Vehicle Stops: 28 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 31 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, W. 52nd St., at 3:59pm February 22, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 110 Vehicle Stops: 48 Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 34 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 4 EMS callsWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 8:10amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 4:25pmVehicle accident, 8th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:04pm February 23, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 86 Vehicle Stops: 30 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 34 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 8 EMS callsTheft, 600 block Ocean Ave., at 2:09pmBurglary, 600 block 2nd St., at 6:15pm February 24, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 79 Vehicle Stops: 27   Vehicle Accidents: 0    Property Checks: 26   Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 8 EMS callsTheft, 1200 block Asbury Ave., at 9:25amWarrant,, Route 52, one in custody, at 3:32pmBurglary, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 10:44pmFebruary 25, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 101 Vehicle Stops: 28   Vehicle Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 37    Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsVehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 7:10pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

US Leading Indicator-eLEI suggests possible double dip recession

first_imgThis February eLEI report brings a first possible glimpse of an upcoming double dip in the US economy.  Following 10 consecutive months of increase, eLEI has gone down.  Growth has pulled back from the previous highs reached and the recession probability has increased dramatically.  It will be important to continue to watch the recession probabilities index to determine if the course reverses. February eLEI US Leading Indicator Down 1.3%The e-forecasting Leading Economic Index, a forward-looking composite indicator that forecasts five to sixmonths ahead, on the average, business activity inthe United States, declined in February.Following an increase of 1.6 percent in January, eLEIfell 1.3 in February to 106.5. The index is set toaverage 100 in 2000.On a year-over-year basis, eLEI in Februaryincreased by an annual rate of 10.9 percentcompared with the same month of last year.Looking at the six-month growth rate of the leadingindicator, which historically has signaled impendingturning points in business activity, eLEI went up 7.8percent in February, following a rise of 12.3 percent inJanuary.The probability of an impending recession in the nextfive to six months in the United States, registered 18percent in February. As a result, the probability ofbusiness expansion in the near future were at the 82percent mark in February, lower than January’sreading of 99 percent.Two of the seven components that make up the RealTime U.S. Leading Economic Indicator improved inFebruary: Manufacturers’ new orders; Housingactivity.The five components that had a negative or zerocontribution to the composite leading indicator were:Stock prices; Consumer expectations; Interest ratespread; Manufacturers’ productivity; Foreign demand.For information on the full eLEI report that goes beyond these highlights, or to learn more about its companion reports the US monthly GDP and US macro monthly forecast, contact [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: e-forecasting.com. For more information, contact: Maria Simos (603) 868-7436 or [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Kyle Richards Dishes on ‘RHOBH’ Photo That Got Her in ‘Trouble’

first_imgNot all of the Bravo stars were invited, however, which ruffled Garcelle Beauvais’ feathers.“Then Garcelle was, like, well, we weren’t invited,” Richards said, noting “it doesn’t really work like that.”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleKyle Richards. Broadimage/ShutterstockShe added: “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. There’s never been a reunion ever where everyone went out together in the history of reunions.”- Advertisement – Drama, drama, drama! Kyle Richards has turned heads starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it was one recent photo that caused some of her castmates to come at her negatively.During a game of Us Weekly’s “I Can Explain,” the reality star, 51, broke down some of her most iconic Instagram photos over the years — and explained why she got heat for posing alongside some of the RHOBH ladies after the season 10 reunion.- Advertisement – The American Woman producer also shared the story behind two of her goofiest photos with some of her fellow Bravo stars — both of which were taken at Andy Cohen’s baby shower in January 2019.“This was at Andy Cohen’s baby shower when we’re leaving,” Richards said of a photo where she puckered up to kiss Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge. “That was a really fun event. That’s never going to be topped.”During the same bash, Richards got up and danced on a table with Rinna, 57, and Cohen, 52, which she later posted online.“That is [us] dancing on a tabletop, of course, having the time of our lives,” she told Us. “That was at the baby shower having so much fun. I always think, ‘Gosh, if Andy has another baby we’re not going to be able to top the baby shower.’”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleKyle Richards. The Halloween actress dished about a few other memorable photos from her Instagram feed, including a sexy bikini photo from her Mexican vacation in August and a sleepover snap with Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick.To see what she had to say about her famous friendships and fun family photos, check out the exclusive Us Weekly video above.Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews “That was right after the reunion,” Richards exclusively told Us, referencing a group shot she posted in July with Erika Jayne, Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Rinna. “That picture got me in a lot of trouble, because normally after the reunion we all split off into groups.”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleErika Jayne, Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards Courtesy of Lisa Rinna/InstagramThe Little House on the Prairie alum explained that “inevitably there’s always someone not talking. So, we split off into groups, some go here, some go there,” which happened after the reunion wrapped.“So, after it ended — Dorit and I weren’t even talking before the reunion — so I texted some people, and was, like, ‘I fixed things with Dorit,’ whatever, I said, ‘Does anyone want to come over?’” she recalled. “Everyone was like, ‘Please I want to have a drink, a cocktail.’”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Colts re-sign cornerback Kenny Moore to reported 4-year deal

first_img Cowboys’ Amari Cooper shocked Michael Irvin with this comment Patriots file tampering charges against Texans, report says The deal is expected to make Moore the highest-paid slot corner in the league in terms of new money after Justin Coleman inked a four-year contract worth $36 million with the Lions in March, the report noted.Moore, who had one year remaining on his current deal, was set to become a restricted free agent after 2019. Kenny Moore could be on the verge of a very big payday.According to NFL Media, which cited sources, the Colts and the third-year cornerback have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Indianapolis through the 2023 season. Titans to retire Steve McNair, Eddie George uniform numbers Related News Moore, 23, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie out of Valdosta State in 2017 but failed to make the 53-man roster. The Colts then claimed him off waivers in September and he earned his first career start in Week 13.He had 77 total tackles, 11 passes defended, three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 15 starts last season.The Colts have also signed punter Rigoberto Sanchez and long snapper Luke Rhodes to extensions this offseason.last_img read more

England name five new caps for Home Internationals

first_img6 Aug 2013 England name five new caps for Home Internationals Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), winner of two key titles this season, and Jimmy Mullen, Royal North Devon), who played all four rounds of the Open Championship, are among five new caps in the England team for the Home Internationals, supported by Fairstone Financial Management, at Ganton, north Yorkshire, on 14th – 16th August. The other newcomers are Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) and Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent). The rest of the squad is Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Ben Stow (Rushmore, Wiltshire) and Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex). A number of England regulars such as Amateur champion Garrick Porteous, are unavailable as they are competing in the US Amateur Championship the same week. Evans, 26 (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), has won the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup in France this year as well as collecting the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate from the Berkshire and Brabazon Trophies, while Mullen, 19, lost a playoff for the Bernard Darwin Salver this year but finished equal third in the Brabazon Trophy after holing-in-one during the final round at Formby. Howard, 22, has been a regular in the Lancashire county team for some time and this year finished fifth in the Welsh Open Stroke Play and joint ninth in the St Andrews Links Trophy. Marsh, 18, was unbeaten in his six outings in last year’s Boys Home Internationals and also reached the quarter finals of the British Boys. He was also a quarter finalist in this year’s Amateur Championship and reached the last 16 of last week’s English Amateur, while Saunders, 22, a former winner of the Lagonda Trophy, finished fifth in this year’s event, was runner-up in the recent Chiberta Grand Prix in France and seventh in the Brabazon Trophy. Casey, 20, England boy champion in 2011 and a former boy cap, made his full England debut in this year’s international with Spain and won the Selborne Salver, while Hinton, 24, played in the 2011 Home Internationals, won the Welsh Open Stroke Play the following year and was a member of England’s Eisenhower Trophy team. Rutherford, 21, is a former winner of the County Champions tournament who made his international debut in last year’s Home Internationals. He also finished third in the Brabazon Trophy and fourth in the South of England Open Amateur and this year he has been a quarter finalist in the Spanish Amateur. Shinkwin, 20, is the new English champion following his victory at Frilford Heath last weekend having been a semi-finalist in 2011. He made his England debut against France last year, winning all four of his games, and was a member of England’s victorious team in this year’s European Men’s Team Championships. He is currently second on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Order of Merit. Stow, 21, has been an England regular since making his debut in the 2011 Home Internationals. Currently at college in America, he was a member of Wiltshire’s winning County Championship team that year and runner-up in the County Champions tournament, also in 2011. Last year, he won the individual competition at the European Men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland. Tree, 19, a former under 16 and boy international, made his full England debut against France last year when he was a quarter finalist in the Amateur Championship. He has won the Gauteng North Open in South Africa over the past two winters and was a member of England’s winning Euro Nations Championship and European Team Championship squads this year. England will be looking to regain the Raymond Trophy after Scotland ended its run of three successive wins last year.last_img read more

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the NFL’s future

first_imgMiami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)(CNN) — Allegations of racial slurs and threats of violence against Dolphins linemate Jonathan Martin have left Pro Bowler Richie Incognito suspended from the Miami Dolphins and sparked widespread chatter about just what kind of behavior is tolerated in the NFL.Here are five key questions about what lies ahead:Will the Dolphins cut Richie Incognito?He’s been suspended “for conduct detrimental to the team.” As for his future, the Dolphins don’t seem poised to make a decision quickly. “We reached out to the NFL to conduct an objective and thorough review,” the team said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the league on this matter.”All eyes are on the NFL probe.Does Jonathan Martin have a future in the NFL?The 24-year-old, who played at Stanford before going pro, left the team last week, during his second season. No matter what the investigation finds, it’s unclear whether he would want to come back.Aside from the alleged threats and racial slurs from Incognito, Martin has rejected parts of the culture of the NFL, according to some reports.Some of Martin’s teammates got up from a lunch table as a joke when Martin sat down last week, infuriating Martin, according to an analyst for FoxSports.com NFL.com called it a “lunch-room prank” that players pulled on whoever was last to arrive with his food.Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams told CNN the NFL is “like a closed fraternity. It’s really not made for everyone.”Was there hazing, bullying, extortion?Given the allegations and the environment of the NFL, it’s unclear whether Martin was threatened, bullied, hazed, and/or even shaken down for money.The central allegations involve voice mails in which Incognito allegedly used racial slurs and threatened physical violence against Martin. One transcript, published by NFL.com, includes an apparent reference to Martin’s biracial background. In the call, Incognito allegedly referred to Martin as a “half (expletive) piece of (expletive),” and threatened, among other things, “I’ll kill you.”Incognito apparently denied the accusation, tweeting ESPN, which had reported the transcript, “shame on you for attaching my name to false speculation.” The tweet and others were later deleted, according to bleacherreport.com.ESPN reported that Incognito allegedly got Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a group of Dolphins even though Martin preferred not to travel with them. Martin gave Incognito the money, fearing the consequences if he did not, the report said.How common is this behavior?Time magazine calls the NFL “a naturally twisted workplace.”There is “often a blurry line between hazing and outright abuse,” it says. “When your job is to be a maniac on the field, it shouldn’t be surprising that a player like Incognito, who has a history of anger management and substance abuse issues, could take things too far.”The attention around the Martin-Incognito case shines a light on that blurry line.Former offensive lineman Kyle Turley described a hazing incident in 1998, when he and other Saints rookies ran through a hallway with pillowcases on their heads while teammates punched and kicked them, Time reports.Still, Incognito’s alleged behavior shouldn’t be seen as representative of many players, analysts say.“If the evidence is factual, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is a racist, a bully and one of the lower forms of life known to man,” writes Sports Illustrated columnist Jim Trotter.And while some NFL players and personnel believe Martin should not have made the issue public, they’re also not defending Incognito, Trotter says.What will the NFL do?This case could rattle the culture of the NFL.It will force the league to establish just what forms of behavior are acceptable, and what’s done to make sure those standards are followed. Who, if anyone, will police players when they stray from what’s allowed? Will coaches be held accountable?Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin “has to bear his share of blame here,” USA Today quotes Sports Illustrated’s Peter King as saying. “The buck stops with him concerning what happens in the locker room … . (T)he coach is ultimately responsible for player behavior getting out of hand.”The NFL Players Association issued a statement saying it expects “that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players, and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples.”As the NFL launches its probe, it could find itself officially informed of numerous other incidents throughout the league. This one case between two men could prove the catalyst for the league to acknowledge and deal with disturbing behavior in its ranks.last_img read more

QPR wanted Sanchez, report claims

first_imgAston Villa will beat QPR and Everton to the signing of Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, the Daily Mirror say.It is claimed that Rangers wanted the 28-year-old, who looks set to move to Villa Park from Spanish club Elche for £1.5m.It is suggested in the Daily Mail that Clint Hill will get the nod ahead of Nedum Onuoha and Richard Dunne to play alongside QPR’s new signings Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker at the back.The Mail also reports that Thibaut Courtois must become Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper if he wants to continue as Belgium’s number one.It comes after Belgium boss Marc Wilmots was quoted as saying: “Courtois will remain my number one. But I know he could end up on the bench at Chelsea. In that case I will reassess.”Meanwhile, Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been widely tipped to complete a loan move to Everton.And the Daily Star say Kostas Mitroglou is ready to rejoin his former club Olympiakos on loan – less than six months after his big-money move to Fulham.For more transfer gossip, including speculation about Nedum Onuoha’s future and QPR being linked with Middlesbrough’s George Friend, see Tuesday’s round-up.See also:QPR linked with Boro star FriendFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

US accolades for South African brandy

first_img10 April 2013South African luxury brandy producer Oude Meester, which forms part of the Distell family brand, gained traction in a US market untapped by local producers when it won three medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March.The most senior of the Oude Meester range, the 18-year-old Oude Meester Souverein, won a gold medal, while the Demant and Demant 12 Year Old Reserve both won silver medals.The Oude Meester 12 Year Old Reserve also won the best brandy title at the New York International Spirits Competition at the end of last year.“South African brandy has established a powerful reputation in the UK and Europe, but our connoisseur offerings are still something of a novelty in the US,” Oude Meester’s global marketing representative, Lee-Anne Lotz, said in a statement.“Since Oude Meester’s exposure to American trade and consumers last year in New York, market response has been extremely encouraging.“Connoisseurs are thrilled by the sense of discovery and the levels of excellence they are encountering in a specialty segment of the deluxe brandy market hitherto unknown to them,” Lotz said.The San Francisco World Spirits Competition saw 1 407 spirits from 63 countries around the world being evaluated by 34 judges. The winners were announced on 27 March.“Judges were drawn from among well-respected spirits buyers and consultants representing high-end restaurants and hotels, mainstream outlets, as well as spirits journalists,” Lotz said.“Their vote of confidence in Oude Meester suggests very exciting market potential for the brand in the US, coast to coast.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Fewer South Africans going to bed hungry

first_img19 June 2014South African households’ access to food has improved dramatically since 2002, although it has remained more or less static since 2011, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest General Household Survey.Conducted annually since 2002, the survey measures changes in the living conditions of South African households, including access to services and amenities including housing, water, electricity, food, health care and education.According to the 2013 survey, released on Wednesday, the percentage of households that experienced hunger dropped by more than half, from 23.8% to 11.4%, between 2002 and 2013, while the proportion of individuals that experienced hunger fell from 29.3% to 13.4%.However, the figures are more or less static between 2011 (11.7% for household hunger, 13.1% for individual hunger) and 2013 (11.4% and 13.4% respectively).A separate, more complex measure of access to food, the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale – which asks households about modifications they make in their diet because of limited available food sources – was added to the survey in 2010.According to this measure, the percentage of households with inadequate access to food dropped slightly, from 23.9% to 23.1%, between 2010 and 2013, while the percentage of individuals with inadequate access to food dropped from 28.6% to 26.0%.According to the survey, difficulties with getting food in 2103 were worst in North West province, where 37.3% of households struggled, followed by the Northern Cape (31.7%), Eastern Cape (29.4%) and Mpumalanga (29.4%).The survey also showed that almost one-fifth of households in the country were involved in cultivating crops or raising livestock in 2013 – the great majority (87.8%) in backyard gardens rather than on farmland (14.2%).Of these households, the survey found, more than three-quarters (76.9%) were farming for an additional source of food.Of all the households involved with agriculture, 51.7% cultivated grains, 45.2% grew fruit and vegetables, 40.8% farmed poultry, and 51.5% also raised livestock.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Resource Discovery: Parenting for Service Members and Veterans

first_imgBy Christina Herron, MSFlickr [No title by Minnesota National Guard, April 1, 2015, CC BY-ND 2.0]Are you looking for resources on parenting for service members and their families? Then look no further! Military Kids Connect is a online community built by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Mental Health Services in partnership with the Department of Defense Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). They support military service members and their families by providing resources on parenting through online courses, handouts, flyers, tip sheets, websites, and even a mobile app!The online resources feature topics such as:Typical Children’s Behavior in Response to DeploymentHelping Your Child with Difficult Emotions & BehaviorsMilitary Youth Coping with SeparationManaging Stress and Emotions as a ParentAlso included are links broken down by age groups that cater to specific ways of coping with parental deployment and includes personal stories of military kids!Don’t forget to check out their mobile app, Parenting2Go! This app helps you utilize the tools and ideas featured in the online course. And it’s FREE! Find out more information, here.This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more