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first_imgBob Marzulli, commander of Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524, has the honor of raising the flag during the ceremony. By Phoebe PrettymanThe American flag stood tall and majestically blew in the wind during this year’s Flag Day ceremony. People gathered around the flag located at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Flag Area on Saturday morning. The crowd included local veterans as well as others who came to show their support. The themes of freedom and pride were expressed several times throughout the program. The event was hosted by the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association to honor local veterans. Patricia Watts, president of OCGCA, opened the ceremony by expressing her gratitude for the veterans and for those who attended the event. She was followed by a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Katie Gallagher. After that, multiple speakers, including Mayor Jay Gillian, Pastor Matt Stokes, Councilman Michael DeVlieger and former U.S. Ambassador to Panama and former Congressman William J. Hughes, delivered their own remarks.Former U.S. Ambassador and Congressman William J. Hughes addresses the crowd.Mayor Gillian started with the introduction and expressed immense thanks and gratitude for the veterans and current members of the military. He also thanked former Ambassador Hughes for his public service and for attending the event.  Pastor Stokes touched on the symbolism of the flag and how it encompasses so much pride. He gave an insightful invocation and then led the crowd in prayer.  Councilman DeVlieger spoke about how the flag represents freedom on many levels. He also pointed out that the U.S. Coast Guard had a large involvement during the storming of the Normandy beaches 75 years ago during the D-Day invasion. Since Ocean City is a coastal town, there are close ties with the Coast Guard.  Hughes first expressed his thanks to the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association, the event organizer. He also thanked the other speakers, the VFW and the American Legion. He noted that this year is the 244th birthday of the U.S. Army and acknowledged those in the crowd who fought for our country under that branch. The ceremony came to an end after representatives from the VFW and the American Legion raised and then lowered the flag. The flag flies majestically in the breeze.last_img read more

first_img Loading… World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed he will run for a second term in charge of the global game’s governing body. Beaumont has led World Rugby since 2016 and the former England international will be up for re-election in May. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan Women10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Read Also:Australian Open: Coco Gauff, 15, stuns title-holder Osaka Beaumont set out his priorities, if re-elected, as strengthening “unions outside of the Six Nations and Rugby Championship” as well as women’s rugby, governance reform and boosting “the financial sustainability of the game”. If elected Beaumont’s second term in charge would cover the next rugby union World Cup in France in 2023. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The 67-year-old has picked French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte as his vice-chairman candidate to replace Agustin Pichot. “Having consulted with my union and region colleagues and my family, I can confirm that I will be seeking re-election as World Rugby chairman at the council meeting in May,” Beaumont said in a statement on Friday. “I will be standing with Federation Francaise de Rugby president Bernard Laporte as my candidate for vice-chairman. “Bernard is a great servant of the game and shares my vision for a strong, sustainable and inclusive game that provides even greater opportunity for expansion and growth.Advertisement “Serving the game is a privilege and while we have made great, game-changing progress over the last four years and accelerate into a new decade in excellent shape, there is much work to be done.”last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2016)–Fingers crossed, there will be plenty of fireworks on New Year’s Day at Santa Anita, as Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate was entered this morning to run in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, which will serve as a tune-up for an epic rematch at a mile and one eighth with California Chrome in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.The San Pasqual, for 4-year-olds and up, will be run for the 80th time on Sunday and has traditionally served as a steppingstone to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap in March. This year’s San Pasqual has attracted a field of five, and trainer John Sadler’s Accelerate, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Midnight Storm and trainer Cliff Sise’s Prospect Park would all appear to be contenders for the trifecta.Third, beaten 4 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile here Nov. 4, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate will hope to make his presence felt late, while Midnight Storm, who comes off a rousing gate to wire triumph in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 27, has never been better and can be expected to contest the early lead with Rafael Bejarano up.Pam and Martin Wygod’s 5-year-old Prospect Park, a graded stakes winner on turf and a multiple graded stakes placed runner on dirt, has been idle since running a solid second in a seven furlong main track allowance on Dec. 1 at Del Mar and can be expected to be on or near the early lead as he adds blinkers on Sunday under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Prospect Park–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Accelerate–Tyler Baze–125Dalmore–Kent Desormeaux–122Midnight Storm–Rafael Bejarano–125Arrogate–Mike Smith–125First post time on New Year’s Day at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ARROGATE: Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Juddmonte Farms, this soon to be 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song rendered the racing world spellbound with a record shattering win in Saratoga’s iconic Grade I Travers Stakes on Aug. 27, as he won gate to wire by 13 ½ lengths while covering a mile and a quarter in 1:59.36–his final quarter mile accomplished in 23.84! Baffert then trained Arrogate up to the BC Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 and he responded with a devastating stretch run under Mike Smith, reeling in California Chrome late en route to a convincing half length win. A true physical specimen, Arrogate, following a third place maiden finish in his debut at Los Alamitos April 17, has rattled off five consecutive victories, with three of them coming at The Great Race Place. With Smith set to man the controls for the third consecutive time, Arrogate enters the San Pasqual with five wins from six starts and earnings of $4,084,600. THE GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 4 p.m. PDT BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO PREP FOR REMATCH WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME JAN. 28 AT GULFSTREAM PARKlast_img read more

first_imgTo reduce so-called chain immigration, the bill makes it more difficult for citizens to bring in family members other than their spouse or minor children. It also proposes to cap the number of visas given to parents of U.S. citizens at 40,000 annually. “We know that people are not going to stop wanting to be with their family members,” Huang said. “All they’re really going to do is create a new category of undocumented immigrants.” Area representatives appeared to tread carefully on the subject. Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, stressed in a statement that he would not support the Senate-White House compromise if it includes amnesty for the nation’s estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants. Many immigration hard-liners consider any path to citizenship for those already in the country illegally to be a form of amnesty. Calls to Dreier’s office to clarify whether he sees the bill’s legalization plan as amnesty were not returned. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, called the bill a “promising breakthrough” on a controversial issue. “How we deal with people who are already here without rewarding their illegal entry is very tough,” Schiff said, adding that be believes “making it a long and earned process of legalization is the right approach. A lot of the details \ are going to be very important.” Schiff said the Senate will likely have an easier time reaching a compromise than the House of Representatives. “A lot of the conservatives in the House are very dug in,” he said. “Anything short of deportation of the 12 million people that are here is going to meet with opposition.” Activists in favor of tighter border controls criticized the proposal as being too lenient on people who have violated immigration laws. Reform is not needed, said Andy Ramirez, chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol in Covina. Existing laws need to be enforced, he said. With the bill, “Illegal immigrants get the gold mine and Americans get the shaft,” Ramirez said. “It basically is going to make Uncle Sam the new coyote.” To address those already in the country illegally, the bill allows them to apply for a green card under the merit-based system provided they are employed and pay $5,000 in fees and penalties. Ramirez criticized the Dream Act component of the bill, which stipulates that immigrants under the age of 30 who arrive in the United States as minors are eligible to receive their green card after three years rather than eight. “You are rewarding lawbreakers,” he said, noting that such individuals will be eligible for perks such as in-state tuition at public universities. On the flip side, others said the proposal was not doing enough for immigrants. The bill does not create a path toward permanent residency for guest workers, which they deserve, said Randy Jurado Ertll, executive director of El Centro De Accion Social in Pasadena. “They want them to work here for two years and then go back to their native country,” he said. Legislators must craft something that “would help individuals obtain permanent residency and come out of the shadows so that people don’t have to live in fear.” Without legal status, those workers will continue to be exploited by employers and receive less than minimum wage, he added. “Neither party wants to take responsibility for \, but both parties need to resolve it,” Jurado Ertll said. “It’s only going to get worse if they don’t.” Staff Writer Fred Ortega contributed to this story. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Area advocates on both sides of the immigration debate had something in common Friday – their dislike of the immigration-reform bill put together this week by a bipartisan group of senators and the White House. Depending on who is asked, the bill either fails to do enough to protect hardworking undocumented workers, or it penalizes tax-paying American citizens. Immigrant-rights groups say the bill attacks the long-standing family-based visa application system and deprives immigrants of a key support network. “This bill proposes to do things that tries to control immigrants in very unrealistic ways,” said Daniel Huang, a policy advocate with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. “Unless it’s amended drastically, it will be something that hurts the immigrant community more than it helps.” last_img read more

first_imgThe Killybegs School of Tourism is to be relocated to the LYIT campus on a phased basis.The decision was taken after a meeting of the LYIT Governing Body meeting held earlier today.The move will be a huge blow to the local economy in the fishing port. The decision was made in the wake of the LYIT having its core funding cut by 43% in the past 3 years.The Governing Body approved the Institute’s three Year Financial Plan which was requested by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).This plan was requested in the context of the overall financial stability of the Institute.LYIT has had its core funding cut by 43% in the last 5 years with a commensurate reduction of over 70 staff. The Institute has projected an average on-going operating deficit of €1.9 m per annum over the coming years.In the context of the sustainability of the Institute as a whole, the stated objective of the Institute’s Executive is to retain autonomy in decision making and to address the Institute’s financial deficit.Given that 75% of the projected deficit is attributable to the School of Tourism, Killybegs the Financial Plan addresses three options for the future of the School of Tourism.The first option was to continue current operations in Killybegs, the second was to cease School of Tourism activities in LYIT and the third option was to  move School of Tourism to Letterkenny on a phased basis.Option 1, given the current funding model for Institutes of Technology, is not a viable option unless the HEA makes additional funding available. Option 3 is the option on which the Financial Plan is based, subject to capital funding being made available from the HEA.Option 2 will only be considered in the context of neither options 1 nor 3 being available to the Institute.The Governing Body said it is acutely aware of its responsibilities to the Institute and to the wider region and has approved the Executive’s Financial Plan in this context.“The Governing Body also understands and appreciates the difficulties currently being faced in south west Donegal through representations from various community groups and individuals. “In this regard, the Governing Body proposes the establishment of a forum comprising of Institute and Killybegs community representatives to engage with and keep the community appraised of on-going developments with the HEA.“As previously stated, staff, current and prospective students can be assured that there will be no impact on the intake on School of Tourism programmes for the academic year 2013/14,” said a statement.The Financial Plan will be submitted to the HEA tomorrow, 21 June 2013.KILLYBEGS SCHOOL OF TOURISM TO BE RELOCATED TO LYIT was last modified: June 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LYITSchool of Tourismlast_img read more

first_imgMaterialsThe materials you can use to bounce light vary greatly — sometimes, the locations themselves determine what you can use: a ceiling, white muslin, foam insulation. Typically, when you’re using bounce sources, you’ll want to ensure that the bounce won’t affect the color quality of your light. For example, if you’re in a room with slightly yellow walls, once you bounce your light off of them, your lighting become slightly yellow, too.If you want to bring in your own bounce material for more color control, one of the best (and easiest) things you can use is white foam insulation from any home improvement store. This versatile material is easy to work with, and it can even help you bounce the sun to even out your lighting. This material has become a filmmaking staple, and you’ll find it on practically every professional set.Bounced lighting can really improve the look and feel of your work. It’s super easy to work with, and in many cases, it doesn’t cost you anything. Essentially, bounced lighting boils down to understanding that the larger the light source, the softer its spread.Looking for more info on lighting? Check out these articles.Production Tip: Why Reducing Light Is as Important as Adding ItWhat You Need to Know About High Key vs. Low Key LightingCinematography Tip: Lighting Your Production with the Inverse Square LawLearn How to Enhance Your Film with Ambient LightThree Ways To Light A Tent Scene On a Low Budget Bounce LightBouncing light is the process of redirecting a main light source onto a reflective or “bounce” surface, essentially taking your spotted and harsh light and turning it into an area light. You can bounce light off of anything from a white wall to a drop ceiling to a piece of white bead board. By bouncing your light onto a new material, this material becomes the larger light source — not the lighting fixture. Bounced light will usually be “larger,” creating a much softer throw and spread. Which makes it more pleasing to the eye.Limited SpaceBounced Light is perfect in small spaces that can’t accommodate a lot of equipment. Let’s say you’re shooting in a cramped office environment. You barely have enough room to set a light, let alone fly in a 4×4 frame of diffusion material. To combat this, you can easily bounce your lighting.By simply shooting your light into the ceiling or onto an adjacent white wall and using that as your light source, you fill the room with a beautiful, soft, and even bounced light. This is an incredibly simple process that can produce outstanding results. Even a simple bounced source can make the lighting on your subject far more cinematic. Bounced light can soften your lighting without the use of diffusion materials, flags, or extra stands. Take a look at how it’s done.Cover image via Komsil.Bouncing light is a fascinating-yet-simple concept that can instantly elevate your cinematography. In this article, we’ll take a look at how bouncing light can help improve your shoot in ways you haven’t even considered.last_img read more

first_imgSpeaking to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the three-time NBA champion once again bared his dream of one day calling the shots as an owner of an NBA franchise.“To be an owner of any team would be crazy,” he said. “If this thing opened up and I’m in a position financially, and I’ve got the right team around me, obviously. “FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough he certainly welcomes the thought of owning the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2003, James knows that the plan remains far-fetched at best at this point.“But who’s to say Dan will (sell)? I’ve always kept it just player/owner at this point. I guess once I come down to that point, if the conversation needed to be had, I’ll have it. But I don’t have it right now,” he explained. Bucks’ Kidd fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in New York. The Nets won 112-107.  AP Photo/Frank Franklin IINetizens have often joked about how LeBron James owns the Cleveland Cavaliers due to his supposed involvement with the franchise’s management decisions.But if everything falls into place, “The King” could actually one day purchase the Ohio-based squad, if current owner Dan Gilbert decides to put it up for sale in the future.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Last May, James also shared his goals of owning a team upon retirement.READ: NBA: LeBron James bares ownership aspiration upon retirementHowever, those aspirations have to wait, as the four-time NBA MVP still has plenty of basketball left in him, and he hopes to lift the Cavaliers from its slump in the ongoing 2017-2018 NBA regular season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe announcement was made at a dinner with the three Australian teams in Mudgee on Tuesday night and the trio will lay a wreath at the Mudgee ANZAC Day ceremony on Wednesday morning. 2012 marks the 10th year that Hilder has represented Australia, having debuted at the 2002 Trans Tasman Series in Coffs Harbour. She has won three World Cup titles and has 37 Australian caps to her name. Roberts has 35 appearances in Australian colours, taking part in three World Cups and winning titles in 2003 and 2011. Rose has been a manager for the Australian Men’s Open, Australian Men’s 30’s and Australian Men’s 35’s teams since 1997, with 74 Australian caps to his name. Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Kylie, Steve and Gary on being named as the Australian Flag Bearers.  Stay tuned to the website to hear what each of our flag bearers had to say about receiving this honour.last_img read more

first_imgIn January the Mega Lottery Draw winners were announced, and the big prize was the 50/50 worth $25,860.  The winner was Mary Hopkins.  In the main Mega Lottery draw, first prize was $20,000 and that went to Doug Wilson.  Second prize of $10,000 was awarded to Bill Loewen.  Third prize was $5,000 and that went to Dan Bell. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Rotary Club handed out cheques totalling over $175,000 on Thursday to groups in Northeast B.C.Proceeds from the regular Mega Lottery draw was $149,843, and another $24,209 came from the 50/50 draw.  The money will support the following groups:The Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St. JohnTaylor Minor Hockey AssociationPeace Passage Skating ClubEnergetic Edge Cheer AssociationStage North Theatre SocietyNorth Peace Gymnastics Association2276 PPCLI Society for Youth AdvancementHigh School Rodeos of BC AssociationFort St. John Soccer ClubRotary Club of Fort St JohnNorthern Dance Theatre SocietyFSJ Irish Dance SocietyFort St. John Recreational & Speed Skating ClubBear Mountain Nordic Ski ClubDawson Creek and District Hospital FoundationDawson Creek 5-Pin AssociationRotary Club of Dawson CreekSince 2003, the Rotary Mega Lottery has raised over $5 million for dozens of local clubs in Fort St John and Dawson Creek.last_img read more