Tags: Online Gambling 14th September 2018 | By contenteditor International Game Technology (IGT) has expanded its internet gaming offering in the US by launching what it claims is the country’s first cross-platform online Wide Area Progressive (WAP) product.IGT MegaJackpots will be available to players in the regulated state of New Jersey on four sites: CaesarsCasino.com, HardRockCasino.com, MoheganSunCasino.com and ResortsCasino.com.Players will have access initially to two games – MegaJackpots Cleopatra and MegaJackpots Siberian Storm – with more content to follow.The jackpot pool will begin at $500,000 (£382,000/€429,000) and increase in value as consumers wager on the games.IGT MegaJackpots is already an established brand in the UK market.Enrico Drago, senior vice-president of PlayDigital at IGT, said: “Launching the first cross-platform online WAP games in the US reinforces IGT’s commitment and leadership in delivering ‘industry-first’ innovation that elevates the player experience across multiple channels.“IGT’s MegaJackpots games continue to entertain players in the UK and other mature digital gaming markets around the world, and we believe our customers in New Jersey will benefit from incorporating life-changing jackpots on proven themes such as Cleopatra and Siberian Storm into their digital content offerings.”The launch will complement IGT’s sports betting business in the US, which has expanded rapidly over the past few months following the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA in May.This week, IGT confirmed its entrance into the tribal sports betting market by announcing a deal with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.IGT has also recently secured sports betting partnerships with both FanDuel and MGM in New Jersey and has forged a joint agreement with William Hill and the Rhode Island Lottery. In addition, the company has obtained a sports betting licence in West Virginia. Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter IGT MegaJackpots is available across various websites in New Jersey Lottery IGT sets ‘industry-first’ with US cross-platform WAP launch
Denmark’s government has announced that casinos and gaming halls across the country will remain closed until 5 April at the earliest, in line with extended novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions. Last month, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced English betting shops will be able to reopen alongside other non-essential retail from 12 April, followed by casinos, adult gaming centres and bingo halls on 17 May under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter All other measures, including travel restrictions, will remain in place until early April. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Denmark In its latest update, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority announced that despite some relaxation of measures, casinos, gaming halls and restaurants will remain shut until at least 5 April. Tags: Covid-19 Land-based casino Venues temporarily shut in December last year after the government extended national Covid-19 measures until 28 February, with the aim of opening early in 2021. Topics: Land-based casino Retail sports betting A selection of other venues such as some non-essential shops and outdoor visitor attractions will be able to reopen in some regions, while certain year groups will also be allowed back into schools in select areas. However, as Covid-19 case rates remained higher, venues have been kept closed in an effort to prevent further spread while Denmark commenced its vaccination programme. 2nd March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Danish gambling venues to remain closed until 5 April Email Address
Cricket Facebook Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – April 17, 2021 PSL Latest Points Table: Lahore Qalandars lose playoff berth, Islamabad United tops leaderboard WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out TAGSBCCIBCCI Apex Council MeetingICCICC World CupPakistanPakistan visaT20 World Cup SHARE WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoAlso Read: ICC T20 World Cup: BCCI assures ICC, ‘India ready to host ICC T20 WC’ allaying world body’s ‘concern’“Since it is an ICC event, the government has approved the visa process for the players and the media. More discussions will take place over the next few months,” a BCCI official told Sportstar.T20 World Cup: BCCI Apex Council asks 9 venues on standby: BCCI, in its 7th Apex Council meeting on Friday discussed the way forward for the upcoming T20 World Cup with an eye on the coronavirus situation in the country. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments in the meeting said that the nine venues selected for the T20 World Cup have been asked to continue preparing for the showpiece event and a call can only be taken closer to the tournament.Also Read: IPL 2021: With 2nd “false positive” Covid case in 3 weeks, BCCI’s testing method comes under the scanner“The nine venues have been informed and it was again discussed that preparations should continue for the showpiece event with an eye on the COVID-19 situation and a call will only be taken closer to the event. It is too early to imagine what can or will happen in October-November with regards to the coronavirus situation. But preparations shall be on,” the source told ANI.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Cricket Previous articleBillie Jean King Cup: Ankita Raina crashes out, loses to Jelena Ostapenko after great fightbackNext articleMiami Heat & NBA legend Dwyane Wade buys stake in Utah Jazz Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? 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Informing the apex council members, the BCCI said that the touring cricketers and journalists from Pakistan will be issued Visa. However, there has not been a discussion on allowing the touring fans. A call on that issue will be taken later as the COVID-19 situation is still a matter of concern for all parties involved.The news comes after the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that it had positive talks with the Indian government on allowing Visa for Pakistani players and journalists. It was after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ehsan Mani gave an ultimatum that BCCI should clarify the issues related to visa approval by March 31. Following that the ICC said that the issue will be resolved within a month. CricketBCCIInternational Cricket Council Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Virat Kohli becomes only player to play all major ICC finals
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon Norm Wesley hears Primate Fred Hiltz’s apology to Indigenous peoples on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Milos Tosic/Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal – Vancouver, British Columbia] In a speech that stirred emotional reactions and caused members of General Synod to rise to their feet, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, apologized on behalf of the national church for spiritual harm done to Indigenous peoples.Delivering his apology to the gathering of General Synod July 11, Hiltz laid out a confession of the ways the Anglican church demonized, dismissed and actively discouraged traditional Indigenous spiritual practices.“For such shameful behaviors, I am very sorry. We were so full of our own self-importance. To quote the Book of Common Prayer, we followed ‘too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.’ We were ignorant. We were insensitive. We offended you. And I believe we offended God.”Read the full article here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Joelle KiddPosted Jul 12, 2019 Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Canadian archbishop apologizes for spiritual harm inflicted on Indigenous peoples Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ
Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR “As a Christian … we are required to rescue those who are perishing, to come to their aid, and the Bible says if you fail to do it God will hold you to account,” Schenck, who is also a founding signer of an evangelical Christian pledge to take action on gun violence, told Religion News Service. “That’s our message to the senator today. Maybe he fears the NRA more than God. He shouldn’t.”Also in attendance was Bishop Mariann Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, D.C. A longtime advocate for gun violence prevention, Budde said Congress could pass a number of laws to prevent future bloodshed.“I am among those who believe weapons of war don’t belong in the hands of civilians,” she said. “We’ve just been lulled into this sense of false helplessness that I find to be one of the greatest manifestations of sin that we need to fight against.”Speaking to the crowd a few minutes later, Budde compared the scourge of gun violence to the rash of lynchings in America’s past, expressing hope that future generations will recollect mass shootings with disdain and disbelief.“We will look back on these days and wonder how it was that we could have been so collectively aligned to such a needless proliferation of weapons meant to take human life,” she said.As they stood outside McConnell’s office, faith leaders read the names of those recently felled during mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Gun Violence Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde of Washington, D.C. speaks to a crowd protesting outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington on Aug. 6. Photo: Jack Jenkins/Religion News Service[Religion News Service] A group of clergy protested outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office on Tuesday (Aug 6), calling on the Republican Senate majority leader to take action to address gun violence in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend.The band of around two-dozen faith leaders, who called themselves the Coalition of Concerned Clergy, prayed and challenged what they said was the Senate’s inaction on the issue of gun violence.Helping lead the event was the Rev. Rob Schenck, who serves as president of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, a nonprofit organization that addresses social issues from a Christian perspective. He listed a number of possible policies lawmakers could pass to address gun violence, such as universal background checks or “extreme vetting” for citizens wishing to purchase an assault rifle, but stressed the issue is a moral one. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Faith & Politics, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Clergy protest outside Mitch McConnell’s office, demand action on gun violence Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Jack JenkinsPosted Aug 6, 2019 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA
Structural Engineer:TEP Consultants PTE LTDMechanical Engineer:DMS Consulting EngineersCost Estimator:PQS ConsultantsDesign Firm:Pencil OfficeLead Design Consultant:Erik G. L’ HeureuxCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Pencil OfficeText description provided by the architects. The combination of a weekend resort house and a sustainable agenda drives the design strategies of the Stereoscopic House. A series of highly effective passive techniques reconcile the client’s requests for size, luxury, and generous amenities while mitigating the tremendous environmental impacts of being located at 1°15’: the tropical equator.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pencil OfficeLocated on the flat reclaimed landscape of Sentosa Island in the Singapore Straits, the Stereoscopic House is sandwiched between a natural ocean view, an artificial golf course view and two neighboring units two meters left and right. A dramatic combination of overhanging volume and structure reconfigure the relationship between environment, landscape, and view. Save this picture!Courtesy of Pencil OfficeA distorted tube containing bedrooms on the upper floors isolate three sisters from the adjacent neighbors, while framing dramatic views to ocean and golf course in a stereoscopic relationship. Roof-pitch codes deform the tube; creating a formal approach of deep angular overhangs and striking verandas, reducing insolation on the exterior courtyard, terrace, and living spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pencil OfficeThe angular roof-pitch helps to further frame a picturesque view to neighboring islands on the third storey terrace. Water jet cut operable shades and an ironwood timber wrapper per formatively lowers heat gain while giving a dramatic elevation. In response to the tropical climate of Singapore, an additional layer of timber cladding is added to the roof, accommodating angular dimensions as well as minimizing heat transfer through the kalzip roof and into interior spaces below. A western street facade alludes to the symbolic profile of a “house” in response to the demands of the client, while a dramatic eastern facade is calibrated precisely for view from two bedrooms and their shared verandah and terrace.Diffused and reflected sunlight brightens interior spaces in the house through the use of screens attached to angular skylights sited on the roof and windows subtracted from the facades. Together, these additions and subtractions of volumes not only facilitate natural day lighting, but also create a phenomenological experience of light and shadow, as well as an architectural language, unique to the home.Save this picture!Courtesy of Pencil OfficeLow-E glazing, solar hot-water heating, extensive cross ventilation, rain harvesting systems, and evaporative cooling are combined with the typology of the colonial veranda, Singapore shop-house courtyard, and Malay breezeway in a dramatic composition of form and environmental function – a radical reinterpretation of Vanna Venturi’s House albeit exactly 50 years later.Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse at Akatsuka / atelier HAKO architectsSelected ProjectsLondon Calling: How to Solve the Housing CrisisArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/432050/stereoscopic-house-pencil-office Clipboard Singapore ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Pencil Office+ 8 Share Architect of Record: “COPY” Projects HK HIA & Associates Stereoscopic House / Pencil OfficeSave this projectSaveStereoscopic House / Pencil Office Architects: Pencil Office Area Area of this architecture project Area: 708 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012 “COPY” Stereoscopic House / Pencil Office CopyHouses•Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/432050/stereoscopic-house-pencil-office Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officePencil OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSingaporePublished on October 03, 2013Cite: “Stereoscopic House / Pencil Office” 03 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Charity Checkout adds ‘give and nominate’ tool to promote ‘chain reaction of giving’ Average donations via Charity CheckoutThe average one-off donation via Charity Checkout is £92.37 and £21 for monthly donations. The social enterprise claims this is “above the national average” but that it hopes the new feature will increase this further.Generating chain reactions in donations (or peer-to-peer fundraising) is also the idea behind new giving platform Givtree and Solar Aid’s platform Giving at the Speed of Light. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online payment processing platform Charity Checkout has added a ‘Give & Nominate’ feature to its payment process with the aim of stimulating “a chain reaction of giving” to small charities.Now supporters of the charities that use the platform will be presented with the option of sharing their donations with their friends and contacts and to nominate them to follow them by giving to their chosen charity. The sharing can take place via email, Twitter and Facebook.Sharing donations made online using Twitter and Facebook is not new of course, and JustGiving found just how effective such ‘social commerce’ sharing was in generating new donations.But the nomination element is new, and reflects the process that underpinned the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign in 2014.Useful for smaller charitiesCharity Checkout’s new nominate functionCharity Checkout believes that the new functionality will be particularly useful for smaller charities who have a minimal budget for advertising or marketing.Chester Mojay-Sinclare, the founder of Charity Checkout, said he hoped the new function would help small charities raise more funds at no extra cost. He said:“We all witnessed the power of viral giving campaigns last year and feel that incorporating a dedicated nomination feature into our payment process will be vital in ensuring our charity clients can maximise their online donations.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Individual giving peer-to-peer Howard Lake | 19 January 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 87 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Main image: dominoes by Mazzzur on Shutterstock.com
NHS set to build on skills with chance to achieve SSC statusOn 15 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The NHS is set to benefit from Sector Skills Council (SSC) status afterbeing awarded a first-stage development contract. As part of the development contract, the budding SSC, Skills for Health(SFH), will now be expected to produce a business plan by September. Once thishas been achieved, the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) should confirmit is to gain a full five-year SSC contract. SSCs are the employer-led training bodies that replaced the NationalTraining Organisations last March to try and boost the development of skillsacross major industries. SFH aims to reduce skills shortages, improve skills and increase training byintroducing competency frameworks for all healthcare staff. The 18-strong board includes members of the NHS Confederation and two HRdirectors at NHS trusts – Mervyn Barklay, HR director at Belfast City Hospital,and Anne Coutts, HR director at United Bristol Healthcare. Coutts said the health sector deserves an SSC because the two million-strongworkforce it serves stretches across the UK and the skills and service itprovides affects everybody. “The requirements from the Government and expectations from the publicfor the health service are high and challenging. That is why we must be able toconsistently develop the skills of the workforce without any gaps,” shesaid. David Highton, chairman of SFH, believes the body will help to increase productivityand quality of service. “The challenge of meeting the Government’s aim ofmodernising the NHS is enormous and will depend on recruiting, retaining andimproving the skills of healthcare professionals and all those who supportthem,” he said. “A new SSC for health will play a key role in ensuring there arelife-long learning and development opportunities for all healthcarestaff,” he added. So far, only two sectors have been awarded full SSC status -E-Skills (the ITSSC) and SEMTA (the Science Engineering Manufacturing Technology Allianceskills council). There are five sectors with trailblazer status and nine have developmentcontracts. By Paul Nelson Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
A picturesque but chilly scene on the Ocean City Boardwalk. By MADDY VITALEWhile the worst of a nor’easter that slammed the coastline with strong wind gusts and flooding may be over, Ocean City officials cautioned that residents should continue to keep up on the latest weather conditions.The storm effects will continue through Wednesday, officials said.“The two Monday high tides brought the highest water levels we have seen since October 2018,” Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen said Tuesday.On Tuesday, the tide reached 6.06 feet at 11:40 a.m.And it isn’t over.“The forecast calls for a water level of 5.9 feet at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday,” Bergen pointed out. “So even though the worst of the storm has passed, residents should continue to monitor conditions and be sure that vehicles are in a safe place before going to bed tonight.”A surfer made the most of a brisk, snowy day.On Monday, at least six vehicles were stranded in floodwaters. The strongest wind gusts were measured at 55 mph at the wind station at the 59th street parking lot. The sustained winds were 34 mph.Winds continued to be strong on Tuesday and there was flooding in some areas of town. Beaches also sustained erosion, but it is too soon to determine how much at this point, Bergen said.A few people ventured out to walk on the snow-dusted Boardwalk or take a chilly stroll on the beach. Traffic remained light as some snow fell. A lone surfer braved the cold to head into the chilly ocean. Some residents even made the most of the snowfall by making snowmen.The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory in effect for Ocean City through 4 a.m. Wednesday. The advisory predicts water levels in the range of minor flooding.TJ’s Ice Cream on Battersea Road saw some of the white stuff.Bergen said that the island had moderate flooding on Monday.He noted that the gauge at the Bayside Center recorded peaks of 6.67 feet (mean low water) late Monday morning and 6.72 feet late Monday evening.“Those levels fall in the middle of the range for moderate flooding. At that level, cars left parked on low-lying streets suffer the worst of the storm damage,” Bergen explained.Bergen said that the strong northeast winds peaked late Monday morning and early afternoon.“They were the primary factor in driving water into the back bays. Coming about halfway between a full moon and new moon, the natural tides were relatively low, which helped to prevent further damage,” Bergen said.He continued, “Any time you get a nor’easter sustained over several days, the beach will suffer erosion. We’ll get a better look when the storm tides recede.”The snow in Ocean City is deep enough to make a snowman. (Photo courtesy of Lesley Swerline)
The cast of ‘The Humans'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Star Files Reed Birney Thanksgiving is a day full of deliciousness…and the dysfunction that comes with gathering the whole family together. The cast of Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning, deeply moving play The Humans celebrates the holiday eight times a week. In honor of Turkey Day 2016, the company, including Arian Moayed, Sarah Steele, Tony winners Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell, Cassie Beck and Lauren Klein, recreated Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting, “Freedom from Want” (see below). Take a look at the portrait and above photo it inspired, and be sure to see The Humans at the Schoenfeld Theatre through January 15, 2017. Jayne Houdyshell Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Related Shows View Comments The Humans