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first_imgThe shortest days of the year are behind us and we crossed over into a new year this weekend – and that all means it’s not too early to think about planning for some fun in Ocean City this year. Here’s an early look at just a few key dates for the first half of the year.April 1-2: Two events that debuted last year – GIRLS WEEKEND and the OC-CON COMIC CONVENTION – return bigger and better.April 8: Humor and nostalgia join forces as the MR. MATURE PAGEANT moves to DOO DAH PARADE WEEKEND. All pageant contestants will be part of the parade.April 16: The EASTER FASHION PROMENADE will welcome the Philly Keys, a dueling piano show, in front of the Ocean City Music Pier.May 6: The SPRING BLOCK PARTY takes place on its traditional date on the first Saturday of May.May 10: Tickets are on sale now for CHRIS PERONDI’S STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE. Visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.May 13: Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (anybody remember the impromptu tryouts on the sideline when he broke his wrist this fall?) will help make sure we see an early summer on MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY. He returns that night for a magic show.July 22: Mark your calendars for the highlight of the summer, NIGHT IN VENICE.And here is a look at events coming up in the next few weeks.(Jan. 6-7) “AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS”: This family opera is appropriate for all ages and includes an inspirational message. Shows are at the Moorlyn Family Theatre (Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk) at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission (available at the door) is $5 for children 11-and-under, $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. For information, call (609) 399-7291.(Jan. 8) “THE BEST OF BROADWAY” CONCERT: Vocalist Jim Schubin (who recently finished a year-long stint on “The Sound of Music” National Tour and starred as Phillip Gardner in Season 3 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire) joins pianist Jeffrey Uhlig (principal keyboard and vocalist coach for the Ocean City Pops orchestra) for a free concert 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at Ocean City Free Public Library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue). Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 for more information.(Jan. 13) “S.O.S. SENIORS ON SAFETY”: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center presents a free program and discussion about safety and fall prevention at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Room N111 at the Ocean City Free Public Library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue). Call 609-399-2434, ext. 5222 for more information.(Jan. 14) DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CEREMONY: 1 p.m. at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. Please use the Sixth Street entrance. Immediately following the ceremony, stay and enjoy a free Soul Food Dinner. The Southern style comfort menu will include fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, collard greens and more. For information, call 609-399-6111.This ceremony includes a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, music, and reflections on King’s life and legacy. Everybody is encouraged to attend this free community event.(Jan. 14-15) “PINKALICIOUS”: The Ocean City Theatre Company presents a musical production based on the popular book series by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. The show tells the story of Pinkalicious, a girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Shows are free at noon Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 14 and 15) at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the Ocean City Free Public Library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue).(Jan 16) DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE: You are invited to contribute to a day of service in Dr. King’s honor. The event consists of a city-wide cleanup from 9 a.m. until noon. Sign up and pick up supplies at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, located within the Community Center at 18th Street and Simpson Avenue. A complimentary lunch at the Senior Center follows the cleanup. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.last_img read more

Regional Produce Hub

first_imgThe University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and the Athens Land Trust will host a series of town hall meetings to determine farmers’ interest in the creation of a regional vegetable and fruit processing facility for Northeast Georgia. The meetings will be held in Monroe on July 17, in Hull on July 29 and in Jefferson on Aug. 4. “We’re still early in the planning stages, and right now, we’re just trying to find out what the farmers want, what they need and what they would use,” said Kent Wolfe, director of thecenter which is part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The Athens Land Trust, a non-profit organization that supports farmland preservation and local agriculture across northeast Georgia, maintains Athens-Clarke County’s only urban farms. The trust and is trying to decide whether or not to open a community proccessing facility in conjunction with the farms. The facility would be open to farmers from around the northeast Georgia region as well as local cooks, professional chefs and anyone who would like to produce sauces, salsas, jams and other preserved goods for sale. The first stage of planning this proposed facility is finding out if there is enough interest to make it feasible and what part of their harvest farmers are looking to preserve, Wolfe said. For information about the Athens Land Trust, its projects and mission, visit www.athenslandtrust.org. For more information about the UGA Center of Agribusiness and Economic Development, its research and marketing and economic development projects, visit www.caes.uga.edu/center/caed/ .last_img read more

Councilman Alix Desulme appointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education, &…

first_imgNorth Miami – North Miami Councilman, Alix Desulme, Ed.D., has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Council on Youth, Education and Families.The appointment was announced on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana.The Council oversees and supports the work of the NLC Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute).Created in January 2000, the YEF Institute assists municipal leaders nationwide in supporting and implementing policy and advocacy on behalf of children, youth, and families in their communities.“As a lifelong educator, this appointment is one that I am most fond of. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve nationally amongst my peers,” said Desulme.As a member of the council, Desulme will be tasked with creating peer learning and networking opportunities, supporting effective city leadership and promoting best practices that address the needs of children, youth and families.The Council consists of local elected officials, national policy experts and youth leaders. Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington and Councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine of Columbia, South Carolina, co-chair the council. Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans, Louisiana, serves as the YEF Council’s Vice Chair and Mayor Vince Young of Union City, Georgia, serves as the Board Representative.last_img read more

Fleury’s mysterious injury could be the playoff gift the Sharks need

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks fans are all too familiar with the emotions that Vegas Golden Knights followers must be experiencing right now. They’ve been caught in their own bubble of worry since Erik Karlsson hobbled down the tunnel in Boston on Feb. 26.As the Sharks anxiously await Karlsson and Joe Pavelski’s return from injury, their likely opponent in the first round of the playoffs is also facing uncertainty regarding the health of a key cog in their machine. Marc-André Fleury will miss his seventh …last_img

Policy issues set by Farm Bureau delegates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Water quality efforts, transportation and infrastructure, and wildlife management were among the priorities set by delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting.The approved policies set the direction for the organization’s activities in the coming year. A record 381 delegates representing all county Farm Bureaus participated in the debate and discussion.During the meeting held in Columbus, delegates heard from Gov. Mike DeWine on the important role Ohio Farm Bureau had in shaping the direction of the recently unveiled H2Ohio initiative and water quality programs. Members supported incentives for performing on-farm nutrient management trials that address water quality, along with the ongoing partnerships of statewide conservation efforts, including the newly formed Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative, of which Ohio Farm Bureau is a member.Efficient transportation is vital to a robust agriculture sector in Ohio, and delegates discussed finding a balance between the need to deliver farm products while maintaining roadways and bridges.Protections on the farm from wildlife and predators also were considered. Attendees discussed the need for sensible hunting regulations that respect the concerns of farmers, including the security of livestock and crops.Other policy votes addressed property rights, education and permanent daylight saving time.More than 600 members and guests attended the meeting in Columbus Dec. 4-5. Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.last_img read more

Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Structured Data

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Other big companies are also heading in this direction – in particular, Yahoo was an early leader.Example 3: Wolfram Alpha Ever since Wolfram|Alpha‘s much hyped launch in May, we’ve been tracking this innovative product closely. It’s a self-described “computational knowledge engine” and while it’s not quite the Google killer some predicted, it has many potential uses. Wolfram|Alpha has a search engine-like interface, allowing you to type natural language statements into it. But the main part of the product is the computations you can do on data. The product is premised on using and computing data. If Web 2.0 was about creating data (a.k.a. user generated content), then the next generation of the Web is all about using that data.ConclusionWe can see from the above three examples that structured data is rapidly becoming a feature of today’s Web. Companies like Thomson Reuters and Google are enabling data to be structured, and new types of products (like Wolfram|Alpha) will make use of structured data in ways we perhaps can’t imagine right now.ReadWriteWeb’s Top 5 Web Trends of 2009:Structured DataThe Real-Time WebPersonalizationMobile Web & Augmented RealityInternet of Things Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Example 1: OpenCalais Our first example product, OpenCalais, is probably the best current example of Linked Data (which is a type of structured data endorsed by W3C). Thomson Reuters, the international business and financial news giant, launched an API called OpenCalais in Feb ’08. In a nutshell, OpenCalais turns unstructured HTML into semantically marked up data. It orders data into groups such as ‘people,’ ‘places,’ ‘companies’ and more. This way, third party applications and sites can build interesting new things from that data – one of the defining principles of Linked Data. For a full explanation of Linked Data, read Alexander Korth’s technical introduction The Web of Data: Creating Machine-Accessible Information from April 2009. I also explained the background and benefits of Linked Data in a May ’09 post entitled Linked Data is Blooming: Why You Should Care. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Example 2: Google Rich Snippets In May this year, Google added structured data to its core search, in the form of a feature called ‘Rich snippets.’ Essentially this feature extracts and shows useful information from web pages, by way of structured data open standards such as microformats and RDFa. On launch in May, Google invited publishers to mark up their HTML. While it will take a while for this markup to become widespread, the fact that a huge company like Google implemented it shows the increasing importance of structured data on the Web. richard macmanus This week ReadWriteWeb will run a series of posts detailing what we think are the five biggest, most cutting-edge Web trends to come out of 2009. We’ll be posting one trend analysis per day. Then at the end of the week we’ll publish a major update to our standard presentation about web technology trends. The first major Web trend we’re looking at is Structured Data. In prior presentations, this has sometimes been referred to under the umbrella term of ‘Semantic Web’. However the way 2009 has panned out so far, it’s become clear that this trend is much more than the Semantic Web. In this post, we’ll analyze the developments in Structured Data this year and provide you with 3 product examples: OpenCalais, Google, Wolfram Alpha.Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!Web of Data, Not DocumentsTim Berners-Lee said in February this year that we’re now in a Web of Data, rather than a Web of Documents. The organization that Berners-Lee heads, the W3C, has heavily promoted two key initiatives that are helping to build this Web of Data: the Semantic Web and more recently Linked Data. However over the past few years, we’ve seen that there are many other ways to structure data and enable others to build off it. The best current example is surely Twitter, whose API has historically been responsible for around 90% of Twitter’s activity – via third party apps.The basic principle of the Web of Data is still the same as what Alex Iskold articulated on ReadWriteWeb back in March 2007: “unstructured information will give way to structured information – paving the road to more intelligent computing.” Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Features#NYT#Structured Data#Trends#web last_img read more