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RSF calls for EU financial sanctions against Poland

first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Receive email alerts RSF_en “La liberté c’est bien” manifestation en Pologne. Organisation to go further May 10, 2021 Find out more With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland News News October 27, 2016 RSF calls for EU financial sanctions against Poland January 28, 2021 Find out more PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Poland News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the European Union to adopt sanctions, above all financial sanctions, against Poland in response to its grave and repeated violations of media freedom and pluralism.As the deadline that the EU gave Poland for amending its controversial judicial system reforms expires today, RSF calls for the triggering of the sanctions procedure envisaged in Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union.The Polish government has been flouting media freedom, especially media independence, for the past year. Under Article 7, in the event of a “serious breach by a member state” of the EU’s fundamental values, the European Council “may decide to suspend certain of the rights” of the member state “including the voting rights of the representative of the government of that member state in the Council.” RSF asks the EU to invoke the Article 7 procedure and to suspend Poland’s right to receive certain forms of assistance and structural policy benefits, especially as Poland is the member country that gets the most EU funding.“The European Union cannot allow one of its most important members to trample on the values of media freedom, pluralism and independence, which constitute the EU’s identity, its strength and perhaps even its raison d’être,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“The EU must use the legal tools at its disposal to sanction Poland and put a stop to the media freedom violations. As this country is one of the main beneficiaries of EU funding, the EU must not hesitate to hit where Poland where it hurts financially by cutting off certain forms of assistance.”Media independence has been badly hit in Poland since the current parliament’s election in October 2015. The public media have been brought under political control, economic pressure has been put on journalists and privately-owned media have been throttled. These are grave violations of the fundamental EU values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and pluralism – values that are supposed to be “common to the member states” under Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. Media freedom and pluralism are not only part of these values but also an essential condition for the existence of the others.As a result of a media law passed in November 2015, the directors and supervisory councils of the public TV and radio stations were immediately fired, while the treasury minister was able to appoint new directors without reference to the independent National Broadcasting Council. The public media thereby became state-owned national media which the government has turned into propaganda tools.As the November 2015 media law ceased to have effect in June, a new law was drafted but has been postponed for the time being because of national and international pressure. Entitled “Great Law on the Media,” it plans to enshrine the “preservation of patriotic (…) Christian (…) and family values.” It also envisages forcing the media “to disseminate all the announcements of parliament, the senate speaker and the president.”The Council of Europe has published negative comments about the proposed law, which would violate the news media’s editorial independence and freedom.In reaction to the criticism, a National Media Council (CNM) was hastily created at the end of June pending the controversial new law’s adoption. Its powers included appointing and firing the heads of the national media – TVP, the national radio and the PAP news agency. The bridging law creating the CNM uses much of the proposed new law’s wording and gives the CNM disproportionate prerogatives, allowing it to influence the editorial decisions of these media and put pressure on their directors.There have been other forms of pressure on the public media. Around 150 journalists had been fired, forced to resign or forced to accept less senior positions by the spring of 2016. And around 100 other journalists working in local positions in the public media have been affected by a more recent wave of firings and voluntary departures.Pressure is also being put on the privately-owned media, now the only source of media resistance to Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s populist propaganda. The pro-European daily Gazeta Wyborzca, in particular, is being targeted because it embodies the liberal democratic values that Kaczynski’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) cannot stand.The retaliatory measures have including banning government agencies and the courts from renewing their Gazeta Wyborzca subscriptions in a bid to strangle the newspaper economically. Two other independent print media outlets, Polityka and Newsweek-Polska, have been the targets of similar bans. State advertising in these newspapers has also been slashed, reducing their income even more.The ultra-nationalist right has meanwhile embarked on a rewriting of Poland’s history designed to paper over some of the worst moments. A new law sanctions “harming Poland’s image,” while public use of the term “Polish concentration camps” instead of “Nazi concentration camps” is now punishable by up to three years in prison. Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warnslast_img read more

Fitch Affirms Pasadena, CA’s Water Revenue Bonds at ‘AA+’; Outlook Revised to Positive

first_img More Cool Stuff 86 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News Fitch Affirms Pasadena, CA’s Water Revenue Bonds at ‘AA+’; Outlook Revised to Positive By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:59 pm Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘AA+’ rating on the $53.6 million water revenue refunding bonds issued by the City of Pasadena on behalf of Pasadena Water and Power (PWP), a Fitch Ratings announcement Tuesday said.The bonds were series 2010A, 2011A and 2017A, the announcement said.Additionally, Fitch has assessed PWP’s stand-alone credit profile at ‘aa+,’ and revised its Rating Outlook from Stable to Positive.Fitch said the ‘aa+’ stand-alone credit profile and ‘AA+’ bond rating reflect PWP’s strong financial profile and low net leverage, as represented by net adjusted debt to adjusted Funds Available for Debt Service (FADS), within the framework of very strong revenue defensibility and low operating risks. Net leverage over the last five fiscal years (2015-2019) is stable, ranging from 3.0x to 4.0x.The Positive Outlook is based on projections that continue to point to low net leverage below 5.0x, with the assumption that future rate action is taken beyond fiscal 2021. The Fitch report said PWP’s Water Master Plan and Integrated Resource Plan is in the final stages of completion and is expected to propose rate adjustments for fiscal 2022 and several years beyond.The ratings agency also took note of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and related government containment measures worldwide, which has created an uncertain global environment for the water and sewer sector.Fitch said while PWP’s most recently available performance data does not indicate impairment, material changes in revenue and cost profile are occurring across the sector. PWP management attributes slightly lower sales – less than three percent year-to-date compared with the same time last year – more to cooler weather conditions rather than the coronavirus. No rate deferral or rollback occurred and the Pasadena City Council adopted the previously approved rate increase for fiscal 2021, effective July 1, as planned, the report said.PWP also reported increased delinquencies in water service fees, but the amounts remain immaterial – less than 0.1 percent of projected fiscal 2021 operating revenues. The water utility said payment plan options are being finalized, which should eventually allow for most past-due balances to be recouped.PWP provides retail water services to approximately 38,000 customers in the City and in Altadena, with about 80 percent of the customer base residing within Pasadena’s city limits. The majority of the water supply comes from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the regional wholesale provider of imported water to serve communities in the region.Purchases from MWD typically account for 60 to 65 percent of supply annually. The balance of the City’s supply is from local groundwater, which costs significantly less than MWD purchased water, but there are limitations on how much the City can pump from the local Raymond Basin, an adjudicated water basin.Fitch said projects to expand and improve access to local supply are included in PWP’s current capital improvement plan (CIP), and the system is working toward increasing local sources to around 50 percent of supply over the next five to 10 years. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribecenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Irish Air Corp to make its Foynes Air Show Debut during…

first_imgNewsCommunityIrish Air Corp to make its Foynes Air Show Debut during one of the most Historic Years in Irish Defence Force HistoryBy Staff Reporter – July 3, 2018 2359 THE Irish Air Corp will take part in the Foynes Air Show on Saturday, July 28, 2018, marking the 60th Anniversary of Ireland’s first peacekeeping deployment and its inaugural appearance at the largest air show along the Wild Atlantic Way.Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, will officially open this year’s West Limerick event, which forms part of the IAA’s #AviationIreland weekend, along with the Bray Air Display in Co. Wicklow.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A total of 12 awe-inspiring acts by 23 aircraft have now been confirmed for the Foynes Air Show, including shock-and-awe displays from Europe’s most skilled military pilots, breathtaking aerobatics by Ireland and Europe’s most experienced aviators, as well as a fly-pass by some of the world’s most historically significant aircraft.Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Foynes Air Show Festival Director said the show’s organisers are privileged that the Irish Air Corp is taking part in this year’s show, especially during such a momentous year for the Permanent Irish Defence Forces – Óglaigh na hÉireann.“Ireland’s first peacekeeping deployment took place in 1958, and since then, Ireland has maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace. This is something we as a nation can be proud of, just as we are proud of the men and women that make up our defence forces.“Therefore it is a huge honour for us to have the Air Corps taking part in the Foynes Air Show this year with one of its two CASA CN235s, as well as four of the PILATUS PC 9M,” added Ms O’Shaughnessy.“It is also fitting that the Air Corp will take part in an air show in the historical home of Irish aviation, during such an important year in its own history.”Paying homage to its strong aviation history, this year’s Foynes Air Show will also include the Catalina – the most built plane of World War II, but which two years before Hitler invaded Poland landed in Foynes. This year is the 75th birthday of this world-famous flying boat.And while the Irish Historic Flight Foundation’s flying Boeing Stearman and Chipmunk aircraft will also bring people back to another time, it is the striking presence of the DC3 in the skies over west Limerick that is most likely to transport those in attendance to a golden era of Irish aviation. This most recognisable and iconic plane of its generation revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Aer Lingus took delivery of its first Douglas DC-3 in April 1940, making it the fifth aircraft type to be operated by the airline.Adding significantly to the excitement of this year’s show in Foynes will be the Wildcat Aerobatics, displaying close formation aerobatics and precision synchronised flying in the iconic Pitts Special biplane. Over the years, the Wildcat team has developed an exciting choreographed air show act that combines a graceful mix of balletic, close formation aerobatics and high-speed opposition passes where their closing speed is in excess of 400mph.Rich Goodwin, will take to the skies in this Pitts Special to perform a unique and extraordinary brand of aerobatics, including the daring double-hammerheads, high-alpha knife-edge flypasts and the amazing ‘Tower of Power’ – torque rolls whilst flying backwards through the plane’s own smoke.Not to be outdone, the G-SOAF Strikemaster from the Strikemaster Flying Club (SFC) in North Wales has a top speed of 450kts and a sea level climb rate in excess of 6000ft per minute, guaranteeing an awe-inspiring act for those looking to the skies over Limerick this July 28..Meanwhile, firm favourites such as Gerry Humphreys in his ‘The Flying Cow’ and Eddie Goggins ‘The Flying Dentist’ will thrill with energetic acrobatics in a Vans RV7 and Avions Muddy Cap 232 respectively, as will many more acts on the day.Peter Kearney, Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority said, “The IAA has a long history of supporting aviation activities that help promote the aviation industry so we are very happy to support the #AviationIreland weekend.”The IAA is a supporter of the Foynes Air Show as part of its #AviationIreland campaign to promote aviation across the state. The show is also supported by Limerick City & County Council, Shannon Airport, Shannon Foynes Port Company, Fáilte Ireland, and many other aviation companies and local industry.The two hour Foynes Air Show is free to all and begins at 2pm on July 28, with street entertainment beginning well in advance adding to the build-up of the [email protected] TAGScounty LimerickEventfamilyFestivalfoynesFoynes Air Showshow Twitter Previous articleBusiness plays vital role in EVA’s successNext articleFlying the flag with Moyross Youth Academy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp Email Shannon Foynes Port annual report Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Linkedin CABAL digital weekender for the Limerick Covid Lockdown Party Narrative 4 to celebrate the power of community with special livestream event RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick to go greener than usual for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Limerick follows its own beat with LEAF Fourth Limerick Tattoo Convention to make its mark as thousands set to visit event last_img read more

Eight-year-old donates to animals

first_imgSkip By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Madison White believes in giving back to her community. On Friday, she donated more than $100 to the Humane Society of Pike County “for the animals.” Jack Rainey, humane society president, accepted the donation and expressed appreciation to the eight-year-old for her generosity and support.MESSENGER PHOTO | JAINE TREADWELLJack Rainey, president of the Humane Society of Pike County, said his organization, like many others, could use more Madison Whites.The eight-year-old, Crenshaw Christian Academy student exemplifies the concept of giving back to one’s community.On Friday afternoon, Madison opened a plastic flip top box and took out $110.15 and handed it to Rainey “for the animals.” Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Eight-year-old donates to animals By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:19 pm Friday, July 25, 2014 You Might Like Humane Society’s pet photo contest off to a great start The chase is on. Cats are saying dogs have had their day – their one day – and cats will… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Madison had collected the dollars, dimes and nickels over a four-month period and graciously gave it to her favorite charity.The money Madison collected was actually for another purpose, for a family whose home had been damaged by fire.“I was at a birthday party at Camp Butter and Egg and we saw smoke,” Madison said. “My daddy went to see what it was and it was Mr. Ron’s (Pierce) house on fire. He is such a nice man and I felt so bad that his house had burned. I wanted to do something to help him. I decided to take up money for him to help fix his house.” Madison didn’t have to think long.“I love dogs and all animals and want them to have food and water so I said I wanted to give the money to the humane society,” Madison said.Rainey thanked Madison on behalf of the Humane Society of Pike County.“I wish we had more Madisons,” he said. “With the money you gave, we will be able to help some animals that have been hurt or neglected and keep a lot of puppies and kittens from being born that nobody wants.”Madison said she was happy she could do something to help animals.When she’s not busy with worthy causes, Madison, who lives in Honoraville, is active in the youth program and choir at her church, Union Baptist Church. She takes dancing and especially likes hip-hop but not so much ballet. She is Cougarette cheerleader and likes to cheer but also enjoys rambling around the football stadium when she’s not cheering.Madison’s parents are Randy and Karon White. She has a younger brother, Mason who is three years old. The other children at the party knew about the fire so, they were eager to give their dimes and nickels to the cause.“I asked everybody,” Madison said. “My mama and daddy, my grandmother and aunts and uncles and two cousins and they all gave money.”When Madison had enough donations that her money box no longer rattled, she wanted to give the money to Pierce but her mom, Karon, didn’t know how to get in touch with him.“I work at Whaley’s and Ron Pierce just happened to call one day,” White said. “I told him what Madison had done and he said to tell her that he had insurance and for her to give the money to her favorite charity.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

16-year-old Maryland school shooting victim dies after being taken off life support

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHEVERLY, Md.) — A 16-year-old girl shot at her Maryland high school on Tuesday died late Thursday night after she was taken off life support, officials said.Great Mills High School student Jaelynn Willey, 16, and a classmate were shot, allegedly by Austin Rollins, 17, in a school hallway just before classes began on Tuesday, police said. The school’s resource officer engaged Rollins and the two exchanged gunfire; Rollins was hit and later died at a hospital.“On Tuesday, this past week, our lives changed completely and totally forever,” Willey’s mother, Melissa Willey, said at a press conference Thursday. “My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head.”Jaelynn Willey had been on life support at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland, but was brain dead.“She will not make it,” her mother said. “We will be taking her off life support this evening.”Jaelynn Willey was the second-oldest of nine siblings and a member of the Great Mills High School swim team, her mother said.“It is with terribly broken hearts that we learn of the tragic news regarding Jaelynn Willey,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement Thursday. “No parent should ever be faced with a decision like this.”“There are no words adequate to express our compassion for her loving family and the entire Great Mills community,” he said. “All of Maryland grieves with them, and they will remain in our thoughts and prayers.”The second victim, a 14-year-old boy, was treated for a gunshot wound in the thigh and released on Wednesday.Jaelynn Willey and the suspected gunman “had a prior relationship” that “recently ended,” the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said. “All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence.”St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron called the shooting “our worst nightmare.”“This is what we prepare for,” he said. “And this is what we pray we never have to do.”This shooting came four days before Saturday’s March for Our Lives in nearby Washington, D.C. Thousands of students are expected to descend upon the nation’s capital to rally for gun control and safer schools in the wake of the deadly Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida.Less than one week before Great Mills High School faced its own shooting, its students were among the thousands participating in the National School Walkout, according to local news outlet TheBayNet.com.The walkout, which marked a month since the Parkland massacre, was organized as a call on Congress to tighten gun laws.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Landlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 years

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Landlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 years previous nextHousing MarketLandlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 yearsBullish claim is made by lender KentReliance which says buy-to-let will remain profitable for investors despite government tax takes.Nigel Lewis11th May 201802,469 Views Landlords in the near future will not be the dying breed some industry commentators would have agents believe, research by a leading lender has revealed.Chatham-based KentReliance says its data shows landlords in the UK will make an average net profit of £162,000 per property over the next 25 years – in today’s money – despite the government’s recent tax take.This equates to £6,500 per property per year and includes both rental income and capital gains.KentReliance says the figures prove buy-to-let investment still has long-term appeal for landlords, even though over the 25-year term they will pay £100,000 in tax. That includes £60,000 in capital gains tax, £29,000 in income tax and £10,000 of stamp duty, assuming the landlord is a lower rate tax payer.“The buy to let market is undergoing a sea change,” says John Eastgate of KentReliance’s parent company, OneSavings Bank (pictured, below).“Regulatory and taxation changes have altered the market dynamic, reducing its attractiveness to amateur landlords, and increasing the tax bills of higher-rate investors.“In spite of rising costs, there are still healthy returns to be found in property for committed investors, but the days of speculation are gone.“It is a long-term business endeavour, requiring commitment and expertise.”His company’s research also reveals that London will remain the most profitable market for landlords, followed by the South East, the East of England, Scotland and the South West.“Policy change remains a threat, however it is essential that the role of professional landlords in providing vital housing stock is not undermined,” says Eastgate.“Without them, the supply of housing in the sector would naturally shrink, leading to higher rents for a growing number of tenants competing for accommodation.”  John Eastgate KentReliance OneSavins landlords buy-to-let May 11, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Blues’ snapshots

first_imgA handful of Oxford’s leading sportsmen and sportswomen lift the lid on what it takes to succeed at the highest level… Mark Sproule (Ice Hockey): “After an undefeated regular season we came into the Varsity match confident that our team would be able to defeat a strong Cambridge squad. Scoring the winning goal in overtime was an incredible experience. The moment combined relief and exhilaration, making all of the work with the team worthwhile. It was a great moment and I felt privileged to share it with the entire team, who all played Nick Talbot (Athletics): “Athletics has been an important part of my time in Oxford. Given the fantastic traditions within the club, a particular highlight for me was beating the OUAC steeplechase record in 2002, as well as winning a record-breaking five consecutive individual Varsity Matches. Other highlights include a victory in the BUSA Championships, and claiming a team bronze at the World Student Cross-Country Championships in Spain last year.” Sarah Taylor (Judo): “Oxford judo achieved considerable success last year. Against stiff opposition, the women won a team gold medal at BUSA to add to individual Silver and Bronze medals. The sport represents a great opportunity, offering a good social life, an excellent way to keep fit and first-rate coaching for those who wish to pursue the sport at a higher level.” Nick Talbot (Athletics): “Athletics has been an important part of my time in Oxford. Given the fantastic traditions within the club, a particular highlight for me was beating the OUAC steeplechase record in 2002, as well as winning a record-breaking five consecutive individual Varsity Matches. Other highlights include a victory in the BUSA Championships, and claiming a team bronze at the World Student Cross-Country Championships in Spain last year.”ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

Sybil Spreads Her Wings

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Sybil, the Wesselman Nature Society Bald Eagle, has taken the next step in her training.  Animal Curator, Erin Gray, with the help of Alan Eicher, falconer and friend of the Nature Center, hasve worked with Sybil, helping her get comfortable leaving her exhibit, walking around the Preserve and having people get close to her.  Between these two talented trainers and one amazing bird, great things are happening.  We are looking forward to including her in programs we offer for school children, scouts and our visitors.  Your support helps make spectacular things happen here at Wesselman Woods Nature Center.last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report for Feb. 23 to March 1

first_imgFebruary 28, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 84Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 22Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 17th St. & West Ave., at 8:09amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 8:22amAssault, 1300 block Haven Ave., at 12:15pmTheft, 400 block Asbury Ave., at 12:29pmMotor vehicle accident, hit & run, 400 block 11th St., at 3:38pmWarrant, 1300 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 7:25pm February 24, 2014: Monday  Calls for service: 78Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 29Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, hit & run, 800 block 2nd St., at 7:40amTheft, 5200 block Central Ave., at 10:33amWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 6:00pm February 25, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service:  85Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 30Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 1:50pm February 26, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 0 fire and 4 EMS callsDomestic violence, unit block Central Ave., one in custody, at 3:22am March 1, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 83Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 32Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 1 EMS callsDisorderly conduct, 400 block Haven Ave., at 6:18pmWarrant, 800 bock Central Ave., one in custody, at 7:05pmFight, 400 block Haven Ave., at 10:12pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.  Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days.  Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.It is a violation of City Ordinance to park your vehicle on West Avenue when it is snow covered.  West Avenue is a designated snow emergency route. Ocean City Police Department February 27, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 83Motor Vehicle Stops: 33Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 21Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 8 EMS calls February 23, 2014: Sunday                                                 Calls for service: 71Motor Vehicle Stops: 32Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 18Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 8 EMS callsBurglary, 100 block 12th St., at 12:53pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESFebruary 23 – March 1, 2014Calls for Service: 540Daily Average: 77last_img read more

In Short

first_imgAsda cupcake dealCupcake producer Mama Doreen’s has won a listing in Asda following a tie-up with deliciouslyorkshire. The Harrogate-based business, which uses local Yorkshire ingredients, will initially supply five ranges to the supermarket’s Pudsey branch: Sticky Toffee, Vanilla, Lemon, Chocolate, and a seasonal range.Healthy focusThe London Bread & Cake Company attended IFE alongside one of its suppliers, flour miller Marriages. MD David Hall commented on the trend for health products, which the firm has responded to with product launches such as carrot and cumin bread. The firm had also recently launched soda breads for St Patrick’s Day, and cupcakes with a cherry on top for Red Nose Day.Welsh awardsThe 10th annual Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards will be held in North Wales for the first time, with categories, including a Baked & Confectionery class, now open to enter. For details visit www.truetaste.tv.Clarity on softwareAC Software Solutions would like to clarify the information supplied to British Baker for their feature that appeared in the 11 March ’New Installations’ feature, detailing a new installation at Fine Lady Bakeries. The overall recipe system was supplied by Bizerba (UK), with the software being written by AC Software Solutions. AC Software Solutions said it apologised for any misunderstanding.Location, locationCorrection: In the feature ’Top of the Tiers’, in BB’s 11 March issue, it was incorrectly stated that The Tiny Cake Company was based in Staffordshire; it is in fact based in North Yorkshire.last_img read more