Dredging Project Begins at Ocean City’s North End

first_imgThe dredge Illinois is moored a short distance off Surf Road Beach in Ocean City, and a $9 million beach replenishment project is underway.Bulldozers begin to shape the new beach at North Street in Ocean City on Tuesday morning.The dredging project will pump 700,000 cubic yards of new sand to rebuild eroded beaches from the “terminal groin” (the first jetty at Seaspray Road) to the area around 15th Street. The project is expected to take between 45 and 60 days.The dredge will pump sand through an underwater feeder pipeline from an offshore borrow area to the beach at North Street.The work will begin at North Street then proceed northward toward Seaspray in the first phase over the course of about 10 days, according to Richard Pearsall, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District. A second phase would then cover the area from North Street south to 15th Street._______ Sand and mud are flying at North Street Beach on Tuesday morning (Nov. 3) as the north end beach replenishment project kicks into high gear in Ocean City, NJ. Get the Daily. Sign up for free email updates._______The beach entrances at North Street and along Beach Road were closed on Monday and Tuesday as work commenced.Work is continuing around the clock with spotlights on the beach and the offshore dredge lit up on the horizon.The dredge Illinois sits offshore at the north end of Ocean City on Monday afternoon (Nov. 2) and will begin to pump 700,000 cubic yards of new sand to help rebuild eroded beaches.last_img read more

Con Brio Shares Powerfully-Reimagined Cover Of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” [Listen]

first_imgSoulful San Fran septet Con Brio has shared a brand-new, reimagined take on a grunge classic: Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box”. To Con Brio, their take on the smash hit track from Nirvana’s third and final album, 1993’s In Utero, hold more significance than just simply being a fun cover. As Billboard explains, the idea for the cover came as the band was plotting an entire EP of reworked grunge classics. While the project never came to fruition, the band’s experience arranging and recording the cut last year in Atlanta gave them the creative spur they needed to begin work on their next full album, Explorer, due out July 6th.As frontman Ziek McCarter tells Billboard:We had a day off and I thought of a way I wanted to remake it and we came up with that (version) within two or three hours. … Right after that, we wrote a few more songs to propel our writing process in a positive way. We were touring a whole lot at that time and it’s hard to find time to really get seven people in a room to pump out the hits. But after [‘Heart-Shaped Box’] we were able to really dial in the writing process a little bit more. It served us wellI really feel like we’ve honored the life of not just Kurt Cobain but also Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington,” he explains. “Those were people I was listening to growing up. I loved ‘Black Hole Sun.’ I loved Chester Bennington; I loved his voice. And I feel like we have some of that same resilience they possessed in their performances if not necessarily the same way.The fantastic Con Brio take on “Heart-Shaped Box” lends the song an almost Thriller-era Michael Jackson aesthetic, layered with downtempo breaks, swelling brass accents, and powerful psych-pop peaks as the song barrels into its cathartically howling chorus. Give it a listen below via the Con Brio SoundCloud page:Con Brio – “Heart-Shaped Box” [Nirvana cover]For a list of upcoming Con Brio tour dates, head to the band’s website.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Caterers are looking for credit lines for liquidity and lowering the VAT rate from 25 to 13 percent

first_img “The main goals for the coming period are to ensure the reduction of the VAT rate on coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks in catering, as well as the opening of credit lines for liquidity and investments. It is important to note that we are looking for what has been successfully implemented in the surrounding countries and we also want to give back to the community by investing in long-term job creation and raising the quality of service. All this will contribute to the new tourist rise of the City of Zagreb as soon as possible. ” Letica pointed out and called on his fellow caterers and citizens to respect the measures so that together we can get through these winter months as successfully as possible. The panel “Croatia and the World in New Circumstances – Challenges and New Opportunities” brought together numerous panelists who have been actively advocating for the rights of caterers in recent months. The Forum was attended by relevant participants from the public and private sectors, as well as significant representatives of all employers’ associations in the hospitality industry. for the first time in the same place at the same time – Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Zagreb Chamber of Crafts, Croatian Employers’ Association, Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, National Association of Caterers, Association of Kvarner and Istrian Caterers, all to reach key conclusions and requirements and ensure stability of Zagreb catering. Host of the Forum Franz Letica, President of the Zagreb Association of Caterers told a news conference that he was proud to have brought together representatives of the public and private sectors; among which are representatives of all associations of employers in the hospitality industry and added: “We cooperated intensively with everyone in one of the most difficult periods for caterers. Today I can say that we have shown togetherness, the desire to preserve jobs, business continuity, excellence, with unquestioning adherence to all measures that ensure the health of all our fellow citizens. We will show our excellence already at the upcoming Advent, which should ensure the preservation of 8000 jobs in the most complex winter period.” “We are aware that other branches have also been affected, but every fourth person fired in this crisis has been fired from tourism and catering. This is about 110 thousand catering workers and more than 320 thousand souls leaning on this branch”, Concluded Letica. The first panel of the repertoire included discussions on the topic “Zagreb – gastronomic and tourist metropolis of the future”, and he shared his experiences with those present. Branko Ognjenović – Culinary academician, World Master Chef, founder of the Master Chef of the Academy, who emphasizes that we need to get the best out of the crisis. “We need to return to the excellence and originality of domestic flavors, turn to domestic family farms and create new values”Ognjenovic scored very well. Photo: Association of Caterers Zagreb Although scattered around the world, with different volumes of support from their governing structures, they all have the same desire – to work. Although everyone is recording big declines, general optimism exists and they are hoping for a more concrete recovery in the spring. center_img Zagreb caterers otherwise represent 20% to 25% of Croatian catering in terms of income, number of companies and crafts, but also in terms of the number of employees. Everyone agreed that an uncertain and demanding period awaits us, but that the pandemic should come out as strong as possible. “The Croatian caterer is no longer only Croatian, but European, and he seeks concrete measures, but not only seeks but also returns, and all this leads to better results in tourism, a very important activity for Zagreb and for Croatia.”, Said Letica. In addition to new credit lines that would provide them with liquidity, caterers are also asking for a reduction in the VAT rate for wine, beer, coffee and juices from 25 to 13 percent, which all other countries have done. Among them is Vuk Vukovic – Founder and CEO of Oraclum Intelligence Systems, one of the founders of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, who provided interesting information: “It is much better when taxes are cut than when subsidies are given. As much credit as possible should be provided. In my opinion, the state should go in that direction towards HABOR, the money should be released into the economy”. In this way, Zagreb’s caterers once again show their adaptation to the new pandemic conditions, their desire to follow trends and be, or as the Forum’s motto says: Caterers with a heart. Forever. Yesterday, the Zagreb Association of Caterers held a press conference at the Hotel Dubrovnik on the occasion of its central annual gathering – the first virtual Forum of Zagreb caterers which brought together over 20 speakers, domestic and international experts in the field of tourism, hospitality, human resources, media. The value of fiscalized accounts in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019 fell by almost 50%. President of the National Association of Caterers Marin Medak pointed out that the decline in turnover in the hospitality industry in Croatia since the beginning of this year is 40 to 50 percent, and in some counties such as Sibenik-Knin and Dubrovnik-Neretva and higher, up to 80 percent. last_img read more

Ripley County Bicentennial Art Show announced

first_imgNapoleon, In. — Artwork from past and present Ripley County artists has been collected throughout the county and will be displayed at the Central House in Napoleon. The Grand Opening for the Ripley County Bicentennial Art Show will be Saturday, March 17 from 4-9pm.The Art Show will continue at the Central House from 1-5pm on Sunday, March 18; Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25; Saturday, March 31; and Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8. The public is encouraged to stop by the free exhibit to see the work by Ripley County’s talented artists such as Phyllis Miller, Lois Thompson, and Ursula “Sula” Spencer from the past, current local artists Debi Black and Bonnie Hertel, and internationally known artist Nancie Scott Davis, among others. Davis will have art on display never before viewed by the public.Sunday, April 15, the Art Show will be set up at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood during the Ripley County Bicentennial Celebration from 1-5pm, organized by the Ripley County Tourism Bureau. Other activities at the fairgrounds that afternoon include music performed by area high schools; a Taste of Ripley County featuring samples that can be purchased from several county restaurants; Wine Tasting from Ertel Cellars Winery and Beer Tasting from Lil’ Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery; a display by the Ripley County Homemakers; displays by the F.A.R.M. Club; demonstrations by the Southeastern Indiana Wood Turners; booths of items made in Ripley County; and several presentations. A children’s activity center will also be set up by the Kids Discovery Factory.More information about the Ripley County Bicentennial is available by calling Terri Trowbridge, Ripley County Tourism Bureau Director, at 812-689-7431.The Bicentennial Art Show is sponsored by the Ye Old Central House not-for-profit and organized by Victor Sarringhaus of Batesville. The Central House has undergone recent renovations, including new floors in the kitchen and dining rooms, and soon additional repairs will be made.New activities have been scheduled at the Central House, including:Royal Tea Party – May 19th 1-3pm RSVPGarden Party – JuneVintage fashion show – July 20 eveningHicks office and medicinal herb garden tour – August 18Murder/mystery dinner – October 19-20Photo with Santa – Dec 1Call Pat Hicks at 812-852-4818 or Victor Sarringhaus at 812-621-7826 for more information about the Central House.last_img read more

Semifinals of Topcem ASJA T20 Inter Media Cricket tournament today in Guwahati

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The semi-finals line up of Topcem ASJA T20 Inter Media Cricket tournament completed today. In the first semi final Prasar Bharati will face Electronics Media while in the second game Media Management will play against BUKSS. Both the Semi finals will be held at the Judges ground tomorrow.Earlier Sports Journalists XI registered consolation win against BUKSS in their final group league match tie at the same venue today. Prasar Bharati and BUKSS moved into the semi finals from this group. Invited to bat first, Sports Journalists XI scored 77 in their 17 overs. BUKSS scored 67-8 in their 17 overs. In the other match of the day Electronics Media got walk over against Print XI.Brief scores: ASJA 77 (16.2 overs), Rajdeep Das 14, Biman Sinha 4-10, Sibananda Singh 3-16, BUKSS 67-8 (17 overs), Anupam Roy 15, Amaresh Sinha 3-19 (MOM).Also Read: Prasar Bharati, Media Management win in Topcem ASJA T20 Inter Media CricketAlso Watch: Anti-CAA protests: Senior Citizens from Naharkatia stage protest along with AASUlast_img read more