first_imgThe Ocean City Business Summit recently took place, bringing together leaders in local government and commerce.The Summit, now in its 12th year, offered analysis of the 2016 summer season and looked ahead to 2017.The weather, always a prime factor contributing to the success of area businesses, was reviewed by Meteorologist Dan Skeldon, who offered a long-range forecast for Summer 2017. Skeldon predicted a milder winter and a “warm, dry summer.”Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian, representatives of the Boardwalk Merchant’s Association, OC Tourism Commission, OC Realtors and many individual businesses took part in this annual tradition.In this video, OCNJ Daily’s Michael DeVlieger interviews some of the participants, to provide the viewer with a highlights package of some of the event’s most memorable moments.“2016 was a weather-challenged summer, but (visitors) came and they love Ocean City,” Mayor Gillian said. “This is what happens when everyone is working together.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City Fine Arts League presents the winners in the “Shadows” Art Show & Exhibition in March.First place: Dennis Doyle, of Boston, oil painting, “Under the Bridge.”Second Place: Janis Albuck, of Ventnor, photo, “Yellow Springs.”Third Place: Grace Zambelli, of Ventnor, acrylic, “At the Stage Door.”Honorable Mention: Charles Wray, of Galloway Township, wood, “Good Vibrations,” and Amy Mahon, of Ocean City, acrylic, “This Must be the Place.Artists should start thinking about silos, structures and steel for the “Buildings – Rural & Urban” themed show in April. As a reminder, the gallery’s new location is at 711 Asbury Avenue and it is open seven days a week. The gallery has been restocked and all artwork is for sale, including one-of-a-kind pieces done by local artists.In addition to the artwork in the exhibition, the gallery showcases watercolor, glass, mixed media, pottery, photography, oil, acrylic, textiles, jewelry and sculpture. All of them are made by professional local artisans.For more information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit and like us on Facebook.Janis Albuck, of Ventnor, takes second place with her photo titled “Yellow Springs.” Boston’s Dennis Doyle wins first place with his “Under the Bridge” oil painting.last_img read more

first_imgThe Chancellor hosted a meeting of the Financial and Professional Services’ Business Council this afternoon at Downing Street. The Prime Minister joined the meeting.The Council represents companies from across the financial and professional service industries and is co-chaired by Paul Manduca, Chairman of Prudential, and Shriti Vadera, Chairwoman of Santander UK.It is one of five business councils set up by the Prime Minister to advise the government throughout the year on the opportunities and challenges facing sectors post-Brexit to improve the UK’s competitiveness and productivity. Since the beginning of the year, council members have been developing policy proposals and recommendations which are informing discussions and work across Whitehall to develop the best future conditions for businesses.The Chancellor welcomed members of the council and championed the success of the sector in the UK. They discussed a number of opportunities and policy ideas, including both short-term actions and longer-term initiatives in areas of growth, competitiveness and regulation post-Brexit. They also spoke about how to remain at the forefront of FinTech globally, support start-ups to grow around the UK, and ensure the industry has the right skills and talent for the future.All looked forward to developing the agreed proposals further over the next few months and coming together again to discuss progress. Work will continue in the Treasury and across Whitehall to look at these proposals in more detail ahead of the next meeting.Members: Shriti Vadera, Chairwoman, Santander, Co-Chair Paul Manduca, Chairman, Prudential, Co-Chair Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI Jes Staley, CEO, Barclays Clare Woodman, Head of EMEA, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Jeffrey Sprecher, Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange Peter Harrison, Group CEO, Schroders and Chairman of the Investment Association Rachel Lord, Head of EMEA, Blackrock, Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Chairman, Lloyds of London Mark Tucker, Chairman, HSBC Holdings David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group Hamish Forsyth, President – Europe & Asia, Capital Group Companies Global Nick Owen, Chairman, Deloitte UK Edward Braham, Senior Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Christine O’Neill, Chairwoman, Brodies LLP Christine Hodgson, Chairwoman, Capgemini UK Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank Andrew Telfer, Senior Partner, Baillie Gifford & Co. Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman, Avivalast_img read more

first_imgThe annual Edith Stein Project will offer a “counter-cultural” view on gender and sexuality at the largest student-run conference on campus this weekend, said founder Caitlin Shaughnessy Dwyer, a 2006 Notre Dame graduate. “The Edith Stein Project challenges the assumptions laden in our culture about what freedom is and what women’s dignity is,” she said. “It challenges those assumptions and offers new answers and alternative definitions.” Claire Gillen, conference chair for the 2011 Edith Stein Project, said the event will offer challenging perspectives. “We don’t expect many of the people who attend the conference to agree with the speakers on everything,” she said. “We do hope people will engage in respectful dialogue.” Dwyer was one of the Project’s three original founders, along with Notre Dame graduates Anamaria Scaperlanda-Ruiz and Madeline Ryland. They began planning the conference in 2004 as a response to “The Vagina Monologues,” then being performed on campus. The conference’s inaugural run took place in 2006. “During my junior year, the discussion surrounding the ‘Monologues’ was very heated and one of the arguments in support of it was that there was nothing else on campus that addressed issues of violence against women,” Dwyer said. “So we wanted to address issues like domestic violence and trafficking, but also issues the ‘Monologues’ did not address.” Abortion, contraception, eating disorders and pornography are among the issues The Edith Stein Project seeks to tackle. These are not separate subjects, Dwyer said. “They all [come] from lack of respect for the dignity of the human person and of women in particular,” she said. Gillen said the conference takes a unique approach to gender issues. “There isn’t another conference that does what this does,” she said. “I don’t know of any other initiative that attempts to address gender and sexuality in the way that The Edith Stein Project does.” Additionally, The Edith Stein Project is entirely student-organized. “It is a big endeavor for students to plan a professional conference,” Dwyer said. “[The first] was definitely an adventure.” The initial conference was titled “Redefining Feminism,” reflecting the aim of the founders. “We wanted to look at feminism in a new light and in the perspective of Catholic tradition,” Dwyer said. “What better place to do that than Notre Dame?” Gillen said while the conference is inspired by Catholic tradition, The Edith Stein Project is open to people from all backgrounds. This year’s conference includes well-known Jewish author Wendy Shalit and Protestant author Gilbert Meilaender. “The conference really seeks to reach out to people from every walk of life,” Dwyer said. “I hope that it will continue to attract a very diverse audience and keep the conversation going.” One big change in the conference over the years has been the gradual addition of men’s issues. Dwyer said this conference represents a greater inclusion than ever. “[We] have made more of an effort to draw men into the conversation.” While the conference has evolved over the years, human dignity is still a central theme. This is reflected in the 2011 title, “Irreplaceable You: Vocation, Identity, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The conference theme does not just refer to a religious vocation, Gillen said. “[It is about] understanding vocation as a personal call which will vary widely from person to person,” she said. Dwyer said she feels privileged to be involved in this year’s Edith Stein Project. “It’s awesome to see how people have kept it going,” she said. “I’m honored to be involved in it again this year.”last_img read more

first_img Andy Karl View Comments Related Shows Rocky Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Star Files Yo, Adrian! It’s Andy! Andy Karl invited The Today Show co-host Willie Geist to the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre to receive a Rocky-style boot camp intensive. The two took to the ring, downed a couple raw eggs in Rocky’s apartment and climbed the iconic steps. We’re exhausted just watching; we can’t imagine going through this eight times a week! You’re our hero, Karl. If you don’t mind, we’ll just watch from the stands. Take a look below as Karl, as well as Margo Seibert and Terence Archie, the musical’s Adrian and Apollo Creed, share what it takes to bring the ring to the stage.last_img read more

first_imgThe financial services marketplace is becoming increasing competitive with fintech start-ups and, to a certain degree, major technology firms such as Google, Apple, Samsung and others. The consumer is also becoming increasingly demanding around their expectations for a more personalized digital experience. As we move forward, where are the “gaps” between what consumers want and what financial firms can deliver?In an unprecedented research initiative, sponsored by Personetics and supported by the global market research leader GfK, the Digital Banking Report has surveyed both consumers and the global financial services community to determine the key beliefs, behaviors, trends and priorities related to personalization of the banking relationship.The 64-page Digital Banking Report, The Power of Personalization in Banking, provides a very specific road map for the implementation of digital personalization initiatives and answers questions regarding what consumers value most. The report also provides in depth analysis of how prepared banks and credit unions are to deliver on the ‘personalization promise’ and the gaps that must be addressed. The good news is that consumers indicate they are willing to share information about themselves to narrow the gap. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgESPN is going through another round of layoffs.CNBC obtained a memo to staffers where ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro confirmed roughly 300 layoffs as its parent company, Disney, shifts to more direct-to-consumer streaming, and following internal discussions about layoffs related to Covid-19. ESPN will also part ways with some on-air talent once contracts expire.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “As you know, we value transparency in our internal dialogue, and that means in both good and challenging times,” Pitaro wrote in the memo. “After much consideration, I have some difficult organizational decisions to share. We will be reducing our workforce, impacting approximately 300 valued team members, in addition to 200 open positions.Reports surfaced last week that the network could suffer more layoffs, as its parent company is focuses more on its streaming service. Other legacy media companies have had similar rounds of layoffs related to the pandemic and the shift to streaming this year.Disney CEO Bob Chapek hinted at a possible reduction in staff as the company restructures its media and entertainment divisions into a single organization that will be responsible for content distribution, ad sales and Disney+.- Advertisement – The network, which employs roughly 6,000 people worldwide, also released a statement from Pitaro on its website confirming the layoffs.Dear colleagues,As you know, we value transparency in our internal dialogue, and that means in both good and challenging times. After much consideration, I have some difficult organizational decisions to share. We will be reducing our workforce, impacting approximately 300 valued team members, in addition to 200 open positions.- Advertisement – Today is hard because ESPN has always been — and will always be — fortified by its fantastic people. Teamwork, dedication, spirit and grit have built this place and are what make ESPN special. Prior to the pandemic, we had been deeply engaged in strategizing how best to position ESPN for future success amidst tremendous disruption in how fans consume sports. The pandemic’s significant impact on our business clearly accelerated those forward-looking discussions. In the short term, we enacted various steps like executive and talent salary reductions, furloughs and budget cuts, and we implemented innovative operations and production approaches, all in an effort to weather the COVID storm.We have, however, reached an inflection point. The speed at which change is occurring requires great urgency, and we must now deliver on serving sports fans in a myriad of new ways. Placing resources in support of our direct-to-consumer business strategy, digital, and, of course, continued innovative television experiences, is more critical than ever. However, building a successful future in a changing world means facing hard choices. Making informed decisions about how and where we need to go – and, as always, in the most efficient way possible – is by far the most challenging job of any leadership team.And, while it must be done looking through a business lens, it also must be done with great respect and genuine concern for people. We are parting ways with some exceptional team members – some of whom have been here for a long time – and all of whom have made important contributions to ESPN. We’re very grateful for all they’ve meant to us, and I assure you we are taking steps to make their transitions easier. I am proud of the people at ESPN.Together, we have overcome tremendous challenges and adversity over these past several months and please know that the decisions and plans executed today were not made lightly. They are, however, necessary and I am convinced that we will move forward and effectively navigate this unprecedented disruption. Our Human Resources and Communications teams will continue to keep you posted on any updates, and you’ll be hearing more detail about our future direction in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you have questions about anything outlined in this note, please do not hesitate to raise them with your leadership team or HR Business Partner.With gratitude,Jimmylast_img read more

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? Google “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, August 17, 1945.Many Indonesians are still at a disadvantage in accessing health services, even as Indonesia celebrates its 75th year of independence this year.The poorest section of the population still has the highest percentage of people who do not get treatment when they are sick, leaving their health needs unmet, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).“This can be caused by various things, such as having no money to pay medical bills or transportation costs, having no means of transportation or because of the long waiting time for services [that makes it] hard for them to get treatment,” BPS said.A 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Ministry joint report found that the poorest have the lowest ba… #Indonesia75 Indonesia Independence-Day #IndependenceDay health #health Facebook Linkedin Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

first_imgBusinessLifestyleTravel US Airways apologises for porn tweet by: – April 15, 2014 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 80 Views   no discussions Share The company has more than 420,000 followers on its Twitter accountUS Airways has apologised after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.It said in a statement that it was trying to flag the image as inappropriate but instead mistakenly included it in a message.The tweet was deleted after approximately an hour but not before it had been retweeted hundreds of times.The airline said it regretted the error and was reviewing its processes.The image, which featured a naked woman and a toy plane, had originally been sent to the company’s Twitter account by another user, it said.It was then attached to a tweet that was sent to a US Airways customer who had taken to the social network to express her frustration that her flight was delayed.Once the mistake had been realised US Airways deleted the offending tweet and issued an apology.“We apologise for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating,” it said on its Twitter feed.The company has more than 420,000 followers on its Twitter account and has not tweeted since.The airline issued this apology on its Twitter feedUS Airways is merged with American Airlines, who were also caught up in a Twitter controversy on Monday after a 14-year old Dutch girl sent a tweet to the airline implying she was part of al-Qaeda group and planning an attack.American Airlines responded via Twitter saying that her details would be passed to the FBI for investigation.Both tweets have now been deleted and the girl’s Twitter account has been suspended.Dutch police said that Twitter had disclosed to them the internet address that the tweet was written from and that they had questioned a 14-year-old girl who had now been released pending further enquiries.However, other copycat tweets now appear to be being sent to American Airlines from other teenagers’ Twitter accounts, according to the Washington Post.BBC Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs JV and Varsity teams will be participating in the 2013-14 Franklin Lady Cub Basketball on Saturday, January 4.The Varsity Lady Bulldogs will battle the host Lady Cubs in Game 1 tipping off at 10:30 AM.  Game 2 will feature Indian Creek battling Rushville following the end of Game 1.The JV Lady Bulldogs will start play at 9 AM at The Franklin Gym #2.2013-14 Lady Cub Classic Brackets _2_Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img