Oxford’s postal workers are to vote on Sunday whether or not to enact another series of walkouts which will paralyse the mail network in the city. The news comes shortly after unofficial strikes left Oxford without post for almost a week. The new threats of disruption come in response to the leaking of confidential witness statements which were part of an inquiry into the previous strikes. The Communication Workers Union claims the statements ended up with a group of alleged bullies and that workers fear further harassment and intimidation unless something is done. The previous strike was also justified along these “health and safety” grounds. The previous unofficial strike caused widespread disruption to businesses as a huge backlog of undelivered mail piled up. The city council estimated the economic costs to local businesses at over £500,000. Pensioners and Businesses are once again expected to be among the hardest hit by industrial action. Students will also be affected, with some claiming to have given up on Royal Mail altogether. David Adams told Cherwell that “I’m shifting to pigeons” whilst the Lincoln Ball Committee decided to deliver all the tickets to last Saturday’s ball in person rather than chance the vagaries of the postal system.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004
Long-suffering south end property owners have a new beach protecting their homes in Ocean City.The Liberty Island leaves Ocean City on Tuesday, Sept. 29, after completing work on the south end beach replenishment project.At about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, the hopper dredge Liberty Island was seen chugging off toward the northern horizon, having completed its work dumping 1.47 million cubic yards of new sand onto the beaches between 37th and 59th streets. Work crews were removing pipeline from the beach.The beach replenishment project began in mid-April and originally was scheduled to be complete by early July, but an 11-week dredge repair pushed the end of the project into the fall.The work was part of a $57 million project to rebuild eroded beaches and dunes in southern Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City. The federal government paid for 100 percent of the work as part of an effort to protect coastal property in the wake of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, which flattened dunes and let the ocean meet the bay at parts of the southern end of the island.South end owners for years had complained that they were being spurned while the north end beaches in Ocean City were replenished every three years by the federal Army Corps of Engineers. But the entire island will now be part of a three-year cycle for renourishment projects.Sand-pumping operations are complete, Army Corps spokesman Richard Pearsall confirmed on Tuesday. But the contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, will take another week or so to remove equipment from the beach and to shape dune crossovers. That work possibly could be delayed by the wet and windy weather in the forecast for later this week, Pearsall said.The final piece of the project will be the planting of dune grass, which will take place seasonally in November, along with the installation of dune fencing.The entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park remained closed on Tuesday, but restoring vehicle and pedestrian access to the park will be a priority, according to Pearsall.The new high and wide beaches — a trip from the bulkhead to the water’s edge at 58th Street, for instance, measured 281 yards on a handheld GPS last week — lost some sand to last week’s northeast swell. But with the sand now distributed across the shallow surf, the steep shorebreak that developed over the summer appears to have leveled off a bit. The beaches show little sign of erosion or “cliffing” (when the waves eat into the initial slope of a rebuilt beach).Heavy rain and strong northeast winds are expected to return through the weekend, providing a new test for the rebuilt beaches.A pre-construction meeting for a north-end renourishment project between Seaspray Road and 15th Street is expected to take place next week.______Sign up for free breaking news alerts and daily updates on Ocean City news. The rebuilt beach at 48th Street appears desert-like on Tuesday, Sept. 29., as the south end beach replenishment project comes to a close.
As part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Cape May County, Health Officer Kevin Thomas is recommending that local campground owners and operators delay the opening of countywide campgrounds until May 11.“In the best interest of the patrons and residents, we are recommending campground owners and operators hold off opening local campgrounds until May 11, as a way to reduce and discourage the number of visitors to the county during this outbreak,” Thomas said in a press release.He continued, “I’m asking them to also advise out-of-state visitors to adhere to the Governor’s executive order and not travel to the shore at this time. Now is the time to remain vigilant by following the recommendations for social distancing and isolation.”The Cape May County Department of Health is working jointly with the Office of Emergency Management and all local partners along with the New Jersey Department of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep residents safe.“I want to assure everyone that we are all working diligently to prevent the spread and flatten the curve to protect our residents. With 25 percent of our year-round residents over 65, we are talking about more than 23,000 people that fit within the ‘most vulnerable’ category,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, liaison to the County Health and Human Services Departments.He added, “It is imperative at this time that we make every effort to especially protect our aging population. We all must follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing and stay indoors. This is our individual obligation to stem the spread of this virus.”Due to the seasonal nature of the county’s tourism industry, most of the lodging sector does not open until closer to the middle of May.Businesses that remain open are urged to follow CDC recommendations for sanitizing common areas as well as limit the number of people gathering to 10.“The recommendations that are being made are difficult and will temporarily impact many of us, we ask for your understanding and cooperation for the good of all of our citizens,” Pierson said.Updated information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the county webpage at www.capemaycountynj.gov. Cape May County’s coronavirus precautions include the campgrounds. (Photo courtesy of capemaycountynj.gov)
BIA gets under wayThis year’s carnival-themed Baking Industry Awards have been officially launched. Taking place on 7 September, they will once again be a celebration of all that is great in the industry. Turn to pages 14-21 to see which categories you can enter, or see www.bakeryawards.co.uk for more information.High-rise bread pricesBread and cereals prices rose by 2.9% in February, according to the Consumer Price Index. The data, compiled by the Office for National Statistics, showed that the hike was the second-highest month-on-month rise since records began in 1986.Salty pie findingsWetherspoons was found to have the highest level of salt in pub pie meals, according to a new study by CASH, with 7.5g per Chicken & Mushroom Pie meal. The pub chain has since pledged to reduce its salt levels. The saltiest supermarket pie was Waitrose’s Steak, Mushroom & White Wine pie at 2.69g per 270g portion. Nine out of 10 retail pies met 2010 salt targets.Impulse resultsSoft drinks sales in the impulse channel have risen ahead of the grocery multiples for the first time, according to the latest Britvic Soft Drinks Report. Impulse sales rose 7%, while sales in the foodservice channel were also up 9.4% in value to £284m.
Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theater. The tour’s collaborative spirit continued in full force at the Fox, with Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Kofi Burbridge and Kebbi Williams joining the Marcus King Band for a trio of tunes to round out their opening set. Drive-By Truckers followed in kind, welcoming Williams, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi of TTB, as well as frontman Patterson Hood‘s father and legendary Muscle Shoals guitarist David Hood, for a rendition of Eddie Hinton‘s “Everybody Needs Love”.Tedeschi Trucks Band also had plenty of surprises in store for their headlining set in Atlanta. First, they welcomed longtime Derek Trucks Band percussionist Yonrico Scott to add rhythmic texture to a rendition of “Leavin’ Trunk”, written by Sleepy John Estes (as “Milk Cow Blues”) and popularized by Taj Mahal on his self-titled 1968 debut album.For the final song of their set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed the biggest surprise guest of the night, guitar virtuoso Jimmy Herring. In addition to Herring’s past work with Aquarium Rescue Unit, his current gig as the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic, and much more, Herring briefly spent time with the Allman Brothers Band playing alongside Trucks. At the Fox, Jimmy and Derek traded solos on an electrifying, extended rendition of Allman Brothers classic “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. You can listen to full audio and watch some fan-shot footage of the Jimmy Herring sit-in below:Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jimmy Herring – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [Allman Brothers Band cover][Audio: D Fries] Finally, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers joined TTB onstage for an encore rendition of Bob Dylan‘s “Going, Going, Gone”. Thanks to taper D Fries, you can also listen to full audio of all three bands’ Atlanta sets below:Wheels of Soul Tour – Marcus King Band, Drive-By Truckers, Tedeschi Trucks Band – Atlanta, GA – Full AudioThe 2018 Wheels of Soul tour continues tonight with a performance in Charlotte, NC. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Fox Theater | Atlanta, GA | 7/14/18Set: Soul Serenade, Laugh About It, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame > Afro Blue > Shame, Lord Protect My Child, Leavin’ Trunk*, Midnight In Harlem, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed^Encore: Going, Going, Gone***with Yonrico Scott^with Jimmy Herring**with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)[H/T JamBuzz]
33Cynthia Wu ’13 (left) and Erica Lin ’10 do a science demonstration for students from the Gardner Pilot Academy. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 20A Boston student plays during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Boston students build marshmallow towers during Phillips Brooks House Association’s (PBHA) Chinatown Adventure summer program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Allston residents play miniature golf during the opening of the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Fifth-graders from the Elihu Greenwood School explore polymers during a science day event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Using an Internet2 connection donated by Harvard and speaking on TelePresence equipment donated by Cisco, the group “met” with Cambridge Superintendent Jeff Young and Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (front center on screen) to celebrate the launch of the partnership. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 32Harvard undergraduates teaching at the Harvard Allston Education Portal provide science enrichment opportunities to students in the Gardner Pilot Academy’s after-school program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Boston students make paper cup phones during PBHA’s annual Science Olympiad. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Students participate in the Library Park Construction Club to learn about soil, trees, and other aspects of park design. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Children from Boston attend the summer camp in Chinatown run by the Phillips Brooks House Association. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 24Middle school students visit the State House during the PBHA Chinatown Adventure summer program Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 11A Brighton family enjoys the batting cages at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Prior to throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox v. Baltimore Orioles game, Harvard President Drew Faust met Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the dugout. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4President Drew Faust (at podium) was on hand as Harvard University and Cisco unveiled a gift to Boston and Cambridge schools that will allow students and teachers to video conference with individuals around the world. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Harvard designers Dennis Swinford (left) and Emily Mueller De Celis (with sunglasses) lead children on a tour of the Library Park site. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 26Crimson Summer Academy students take part in a science and technology course in Harvard’s Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 25Billy Marks ’11 speaks with a camper during a field trip to the State House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 23A Harvard Allston Summer Corps teen works with campers at Tenacity, a Boston nonprofit that teaches tennis, literacy, and life skills to kids in after-school and summer programs. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Harvard designer Emily Mueller De Celis (right) tours the Library Park site with children. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Each day, members of the Harvard community interact with students, teachers, and families across Boston. For example, Harvard students serve as tutors in after-school programs, faculty members offer lectures to community groups, and schools offer mentored research opportunities to talented students. These connections benefit the communities on both sides of the Charles — enriching lives, forming lasting bonds, opening minds, and expanding opportunities.This work is a key extension of the public service ethic called for in Harvard’s charter, and the University takes great pride in its longstanding partnerships with communities in Boston. 35President Faust greets a student at the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 34Harvard University President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino welcome guests to the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 22A junior counselor at a PBHA summer program assists a camper during the morning academic session. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Crimson Scholars participate in a step class at the Malkin Athletics Center. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Brighton residents get ready to hit the green. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 28Children from the Ellis Memorial visit the Arthur M. Sackler Museum for summer art activities. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 6The gift also gives the schools access to Harvard’s Internet2, a faster, education-only Internet network. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Students work on an experiment with their teacher during a science event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Children from several different neighborhoods in Boston paint together during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 29Children gather for a reading during a field trip to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 30A Boston student shows off his work during a visit to the Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10A Brighton resident plays miniature golf at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Hit me with your best shot! President Drew Faust lets one fly. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Students work on a problem set during the Crimson Summer Academy. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 31A student reviews a book on Italy during Global Girls Day, sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Red Sox first baseman Mike Lowell caught President Drew Faust’s pitch, where afterward they met for the first time. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
Across the globe, the value of unlocking data is top of mind and progressing rapidly. However, for a variety of reasons, most health data continues to reside in silos, and remains untapped. Creating a truly interrelated health ecosystem, with the patient’s interests and patient outcomes at the center, can only be achieved if health data is securely connected, and minable by high speed analytics. This requires 21st century IT solutions that enable efficient and selective brokerage of data – serving the patient, physician and researcher in a highly user-friendly way.SAP, Dell EMC and Intel provide a unique software-, hardware- and services-combination that can help our customers drive their business. At the end of this journey is a fully interconnected health network, where data is efficiently brokered and rapidly analyzed. Learn more about the Dell EMC, Intel and SAP cooperation and the special use cases in health leveraging the Dell EMC Reference Architecture for SAP Connected Health powered by SAP HANA and Intel Xeon processor technology and how this solution can help creating opportunities for faster diagnosis and treatment, such as fighting against cancer. Video SAP TV: The Pulse – Precision Medicine.In addition, we are pleased to share more information in our presence at HIMSS Annual Conference 2017 (Orlando, February 19-23). We invite you to register for the Dell EMC, Intel, and SAP HEALTH Lunch & Learn session “Real-Time Insights for Better Patient Outcomes”. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 202B. In this session, our networked health vision will be illustrated through fully integrated hardware and software solutions, and tangible use cases and customer examples. Register today.Stay tuned for more information – and see you on site, whether in the Dell EMC (#3161) booth, or the Intel (#2661) or SAP (#543) booths.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former mayor of Atlantic City has avoided a lengthy prison term for stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball program he established. Frank Gilliam was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and 11 months of house arrest. He could have gotten nearly two years in federal prison. Gilliam, a Democrat, sobbed as he asked the judge to let him stay at home to care for family members. But Judge Joseph Rodriguez said Gilliam’s theft hurt poor children in Atlantic City in whose name the former mayor solicited money, only to spend it on clothing, meals and vacations for himself. Gilliam pleaded guilty to wire fraud in October 2019.
Image by the Luscombe Aircraft Corporation / luscombeair.com.JAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has signed a long-term lease agreement with principals of Luscombe Aircraft Corporation to establish an aircraft production and sales business in a County-owned hangar at the County’s Jamestown Airport. Wendel says the new enterprise will create new manufacturing jobs and generate lease revenue to offset airport operating costs.“While the current public health crisis has dramatically curtailed the level of aircraft activity at the airports, we are actively planning for a rebound in private and business aviation activity once travel and related restrictions are lifted,” said Wendel. “Similarly, the County remains fully engaged with Boutique Airlines in a broad-based, community support campaign to restore commercial air service at the Jamestown Airport.”Luscombe Aircraft Corporation will be relocating their fledgling operations from Chino, California to Chautauqua County over the next several months. Concurrently, they will be undertaking improvements to the County’s leased hangar to equip the facility with utility infrastructure and building systems necessary to begin full scale aircraft production in the summer of 2020.Luscombe’s production relocation and start-up in Chautauqua County is being actively supported by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), The Fredonia Technology Incubator at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities’ Airports Division.Luscombe Aircraft Corporation was formed for the purpose of acquiring licenses, designs and other assets to produce modernized variants of the Luscombe Model 8, a venerable single-engine aircraft that went out of production in the early 1970s.Having acquired the FAA type certificates, tooling, new-old stock (NOS) parts and associated assets from the holding company that held the rights to the aircraft design, Luscombe set about identifying a site suitable for assembly, testing and marketing of its modernized designs.The CCIDA monitored the efforts of Luscombe principals as they worked to amass the resources and necessary licenses to produce aircraft.As Luscombe’s business aspirations developed into well-defined plans, CCIDA engaged company principals in market research, analysis of suitable regional supply chain partners, and ultimately steered company representatives to the County’s Jamestown Airport where alignment between Luscombe’s needs and the County’s available hangar resources were realized.Among the many factors cited by Luscombe’s management team in selecting Chautauqua County for its aircraft production facility is the workforce development resources nurtured through Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia and a local manufacturing base with recognized skilled engineers and tradesmen.The establishment of an aircraft production facility at the Jamestown Airport follows closely on the heels of other business development at the County’s airports.In February, Centric Aviation took over operation of all core flight-line services at both the Jamestown and Dunkirk airports under separate lease-operating agreements signed with the County.Under those agreements, the county receives a fixed monthly rental fee as well as a percentage of gross revenues generated from fuel sales, aircraft de-icing and other services. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),If the County has leased out the airport’s and the hanger at Jamestown….where do the federal funds go that were passed as part of the CARE act? Seems odd that this is occurring all on the heels of government funds coming this way!
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