Ocean City Free Public Library Ocean City Free Public Library Reading never takes a vacation and the Ocean City Free Public Library is poised for its busiest time of the year.Once school is out and studying gives way to sun, sand and surf, the Library remains a central gathering spot and community resource. Year-round residents, second homeowners and family vacationers all take advantage of OC’s favorite stop for bookworms, audiophiles and video aficionados.There are also concerts, lectures and much more.“We really are a community hub,” said Leslie Clarke, Assistant Library Director. “And it’s not just Ocean City. Because we have such a great collection and so many great programs we are getting people from Upper Township, Somers Point, Linwood, and Margate…we really are a magnet for the community.”“We are ready for a great summer starting with our story times for toddlers and pre-schoolers and our reading clubs for children, young adults and adults,” Clarke said. “There is really something for everyone.”Just as Ocean City’s population balloons during the summer months, so does the Library’s programming and participation.“We have had over 100 (kids) at some of our children’s events and some of our adult offerings have drawn similar numbers,” Clarke said.The Library’s calendar of events over the next two weeks reflects this with a wide array of options for readers young and old.On Saturday, the Library will host a screening of the video “Ted” and a discussion from 11 a.m. to noon; and a Saturday Matinee movie will be shown at 2 p.m. until 4:30 in room N110.The week of June 12 is packed with events as well with a “Learn to Play Bridge” event at 1 p.m. another “After School Movie” at 1 p.m. and a French Language Conversation Group session from 4 to 5p.m., all on the 13th. On the 14th there will be an AARP Safe Driving course from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and “After School Movies” at 1.The 15th will see a continuation of the AARP Safe Driving Course, another “After School Movie at 1 p.m. and Game Night for Grownups from 5 to 8 p.m. The latter event encourages adults to bring their favorite card and board games for a group session. It’s an opportunity to play old favorites and learn new ones. On the 16th, the Creative Writing Sampler Workshop will continue from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. a “Bloomsday Celebration” will be held.The complete calendar of events can be found on the Library’s website. The site, http://www.oceancitylibrary.org also contains information on borrowing materials and a complete listing of activities, events and services.Clarke is a veteran of the organization, having worked at the Library for 35 years.“I have been there through a lot (of changes),” she said. “I have witnessed the Library grow from a very small space to a large, modern, cutting edge facility,” she said.When pressed on her favorite feature of aspect of the Library, Leslie does not hesitate. “It has to be the Bookmobile,” she said. “It is a very good outreach program for us. We are able to reach low income people, senior citizens young kids and many others who might not (have the opportunity to visit the main Library building),” she said.The Library is located inside the Ocean City Community Center (Suite 4) at 1735 Simpson Ave.The regular Library hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library can be reached by phone at 609-399-2434.
Celtics trade rumors: Boston has looked into deal for Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday Celtics legend Paul Pierce defends Al Horford’s decision to explore other opportunities in free agency The Celtics also appear like they’re exploring the trade market. They’ve reportedly “checked in” with the Rockets about a deal for center Clint Capela and explored acquiring Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, as well.Boston also has Thunder center Steven Adams on its “radar,” however, “it’s unclear where he falls in the team’s pecking order,” according to an earlier report from NBC Sports Boston. “I like the fact that we have different opportunities,” Ainge said, via NBC Sports Boston. “And we have some flexibility, but I don’t really know what is realistic yet. That’s what we’ll spend the rest of this week trying to figure out, is what even do we have a chance to do and where should be our priorities?“But I’m excited about the opportunity. I’m excited about the flexibility that we have. I’m excited about the youth that we have and some of our returning players. I think it’s going to be a really fun year. Looking forward to it.” Related News Celtics trade rumors: Thunder center Steven Adams ‘on Boston’s radar’ The Celtics are looking at their options.Boston will need to undergo a major roster overhaul as it is expected to lose both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in free agency. Longtime Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge discussed the team’s summer plans when he met with reporters Monday. The Celtics entered the season as the favorites to win the East but finished with a 49-33 record and were eliminated by the Bucks in five games in the conference semifinals.“We have a really good feel for all the players in the league, who they are and how they might fit with us and our needs and so forth,” Ainge said. “I wouldn’t say a lot more homework, but we will have a lot of conversation. That’s probably the biggest thing, just to get organized as we possibly can for all the possible scenarios in free agency.”
Due to a persistent high temperature ten days after being diagnosed with coronavirus British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, has been hospitalized for testing. According to reports, the Prime Minister is still battling COVID-19 and its symptoms such as fever and cough.Reports are that this was not an emergency admission but that Johnson was admitted to hospital for testing and monitoring. Meanwhile 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth address the nation today. It was a rare speech given by the queen who wanted to reassure England that there is light at the end of the tunnel with the virus and that “we shall succeed.” Her son, Prince Charles, 71, was also diagnosed with the coronavirus seven days ago and is now reportedly out of self-isolation.
PETER EURTON, SECOND SUMMER, WINNER: “He has an affinity to quicken and his stamina is just amazing. He was having trouble with the grass, getting ahold of it and I’ve just got to give kudos to Larry Zap. Great pick Larry!“When I saw him at the three-eighths pole he just looked like he was loaded. It looked like he was going to get boxed in for a second (by Lieutenant Colonel and Point Piper) and when Mario made the move to go in-between the two of ’em…that was just such a great, money move.“I can’t say enough good things about this horse, he just keeps getting better. I think we’re going to have some fun in about four or five weeks. We’re so excited about (possible run in the Gold Cup on June 25, Grade I $500,000 1 ¼ miles). It could be a fun summer. The timing allows us a chance to let him come down for a second, but not much.“I’ve never had a colt that was this good, going long on dirt. I didn’t realize that the Gold Cup was a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In race. NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad, Ca, Joe Ciaglia of Upland, CA, Marc Ferrell of Yorba Linda, CA and Slam Dunk Racing. TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES LARRY BENAVIDEZ, HARD ACES, SECOND: “He ran very well, no complaints at all. The winner got a seamless trip. Right now, it’s on to the Gold Cup and we’ll be back to defend our title.” MARIO GUTIERREZ, SECOND SUMMER, WINNER: “Every single race he has improved a lot and he showed it today. Today, he had a good race, he pulled it through and was very game every time I asked him. I’m very happy with him.When asked about returning from a third place finish at Pimlico Race Course yesterday aboard Nyquist- “That’s horse racing. After the race, everybody has an opinion on everything that happened. The horse came out of the race good and it looks like we’re going to run in the Belmont.”
Branislav Ivanovic went closest for Chelsea during a high-tempo start to the Capital One Cup final.The defender, whose extra-time goal against Liverpool, earned the Blues their place at Wembley, nodded a corner into the side netting early on.Chelsea had dominated possession in the opening stages, with John Terry heading well over in the opening minute, but Tottenham gradually warmed to their task.Just after Ivanovic’s effort, Christian Eriksen struck the bar with a free-kick and Harry Kane’s tame low effort was comfortably fielded by Petr Cech.Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise by opting for Kurt Zouma to start in central midfield, with Nemanja Matic suspended.Cesc Fabregas was named in the three to play behind Diego Costa, while Cech got the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois in goal. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Saldado. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Kabelo Mabalane, host on Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, is familiar with the highs and lows of success and stardomKabelo Mabalane, host on Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, is familiar with the highs and lows of success and stardom. After recovering from a drug dependency, the former TKZee member is an artist, and sportsman, in his own right.Mabalane is no stranger to show business, having been in the spotlight since 1997 as a member of kwaito supergroup, TKZee. With high school friends Zwai Bala and Tokollo Tshabalala, Mabalane blazed a trail through South African music and revelled in his bad boy image. But after being hospitalised after drug abuse, the star slowed down, and has since become an inspiration to young South Africans.
Prof Helen Rees (middle on photo) is one of the medical researchers honoured at the “Oscars” of South African science last week. Here she is with Minister Naledi Pandor and President of South3, Mike Fraser. (Image: Department of Science and Technology) • Brilliant young minds at the CSIR • Royal boost for conservation in Africa • Solar car races around southern Africa • Safer stoves for all township homes • Drones used to fight crime in South Africa South African medical research institutes rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said in handing out the National Science and Technology Forum Awards.The success of medical research in South Africa was celebrated at the 2015 National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards on Thursday, 9 July. The awards ceremony was held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park.The annual NSTF Awards were established in 1998 to celebrate outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. They also encourage the involvement and participation of organisations in research while raising awareness in the general public of local research and its relevance.They are often referred to as the “Oscars” of South African science.This year there were over 50 finalists in all the categories, which include Emerging Researcher and Contribution of a Lifetime. Two new awards – GreenMatter and the Photonics – were also launched.The GreenMatter Award is mainly for work in trans-disciplinary research or human capital development that promotes environmental sustainability within an academic or non-academic context. The Photonics Award has to do with research relating to photonics.Innovation and engineeringScience and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor delivered the keynote address at the ceremony. She said that medical research continued to do well in spite of the tough competition from other fields of research. “Bearing in mind that most of the categories in the NSTF Awards are for innovation and engineering, this is even more remarkable.”She praised the renowned parade of researchers, particularly those on the South African Research Chairs Initiative. “Their achievements affirm the Department of Science and Technology’s commitment to the research chairs programme through the R2.2-billion allocated to this programme since 2008.”The chair holders brought the best of research and innovation not only to South Africa, but the African continent. “We firmly believe that Prof Salim Karim’s Caprisa, Prof Valerie Mizrahi’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Prof Kelly Chibale’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre and Prof Helen Rees’ Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute rank among the best in the world and are equal to internationally respected institutes in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.”Pandor said the government was committed to supporting the research chairs and hoped that they would attract local and international students, as well as international research funds and increased research supervisory capacity. “We look to them to establish new partnerships with institutions across the globe, to strengthen innovation in the southern hemisphere and to build a new cohort of productive researchers and scientists.”Medical research in leadThe list of this year’s finalists indicates that medical research again took the lead. Reese, the executive director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, won the Contribution over a Lifetime by an Individual category.She was awarded for her contributions in the fields of HIV prevention, reproductive health and vaccines, where she enjoys global recognition as a public health strategist with a unique ability to translate research into policy and practice.Rees shared this award with Prof Robert Scholes, distinguished professor of ecology at Wits University, for his contribution to environmental science, systems ecology, savannah ecology, and global change.Khilona Radia, chief executive officer and team leader of Atrium Biotech, received an award for Research Leading to Innovation by a Team or Individual in an SMME. Radia promoted and developed an accurate rapid test for extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that will save lives and reduce costs related to health care.Other winners included Prof Zander Myburg of the University of Pretoria for his research into uncovering the genomic control of wood formation in fast-growing eucalyptus trees, which is significant for fuel production. He received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award for research outputs over the last five to 10 years.Dr Thulani Makhalanyane also received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award in the category of emerging researcher for his exceptional performance and contribution to the field of microbial ecology of hot and cold deserts.Source: Department of Science and Technology.
14 December 2015This weekend’s win is the Springbok Sevens’ third consecutive win on home soil, after their triumphs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournaments in 2013 and 2014. The win in Cape Town puts the team at the top of the log for the World Rugby Sevens Series 2015, as joint leaders with Fiji.Well done @Blitzboks – champion of the SA leg of @WorldRugby7s for the third year running! @CapeTown7s pic.twitter.com/EeQjMxjRjt— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015Sunday’s final featured some impressive and inspired play from the South Africans, including the physicality of forwards Kyle Brown and Philip Snyman, and the pace of Rosko Specman, Cheslin Kolbe and Seabelo Senatla against a determined and dogged Argentinian defence.No one created more havoc, though, than centre Justin Geduld, whose kicking set up scoring opportunities for both Specman and Senatla. Geduld was named Player of the Match.The brave South American Pumas refused to give up the chase. But after a Kolbe run set up a try for Ryno Benjamin and gave South Africa its fifth try of the game, the partisan 52 000 strong crowd cheered the home team to a conclusive win, and the end of a great weekend of world-class rugby.Coach Neil Powell facing @Blitzboks for national anthem @CapeTown7s #BringTheHeat pic.twitter.com/etDbtFnQ09— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015“We made it hard for ourselves again in the final,” Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell told SA Rugby after the game. The team had to improve from the previous day’s performance, in which the Blitzbokke faltered against Kenya, losing by two points. “I am proud of the way the team responded to the pressures and expectations from a fantastic home crowd,” Powell said.Brown, the captain, thanked the crowd for their support over the past two days, highlighting “the way the anthem was sung and the noise they made”, as the inspiration the team needed to win the final.WELL DONE @BLITZBOKS! The boys in the green and gold win the @CapeTown7s! pic.twitter.com/1Tw1Z9nZon— Cell C South Africa (@CellC) December 13, 2015The weekend provided some interesting upsets on the road to Sunday’s final. Argentina won against New Zealand in the quarter-finals, while Kenya ended the USA’s run during the pool matches on Saturday. South Africa struggled in its quarter-final against Australia, but came back strongly in the second half with a flurry of tries to win 26-5 and a spot in Sunday’s final.I picked some of my favourite images from the @CapeTown7s. See the full selection here: https://t.co/laoPfnkfoz pic.twitter.com/4hR8BZytx8— Tom Chick (@tomchick85) December 13, 2015Current World Sevens Series 2015 standing:1. Fiji – 35 points2. South Africa – 35 points3. USA – 29 points4. Argentina – 29 points5. England – 26 points6. France – 25 points7. New Zealand – 25 pointsThe next stop in the series is in New Zealand at the end of January, where the Blitzbokke will top Pool A and face New Zealand, Scotland and Russia. The tournament will be played in Wellington on 30 and 31 January.Thanks Cape Town, thanks sevens fans. Thanks Blitzboks fans. Thanks @blitzboks All of you did #bringtheheat pic.twitter.com/TOhixk5x1T— South African Rugby (@Springboks) December 13, 2015Source: News24
Convore, the real-time, Web-based group message system, just went live in the iTunes App Store. Previously, Convore was available only as a Web-based messaging service and this was one of the things that set it apart – though perhaps not in a good way.“Basically, it’s a contemporary version of IRC,” said co-founder Leah Culver, when last we looked at the service. Now, the service has hit iOS and taken this new form of IRC on the road. Will an app change anything? Or does this just mean that all of you Convore addicts (and it seems like there are quite a few already) can get your fix from wherever you are?If you haven’t used Convore yet, it’s a bit of an amalgamation of online forum topic structuring with and IRC-esque real-time chat room. Sometimes, something can be so simple that it’s elegant and this is one of those times. Convore doesn’t cram in too much and relies on one simple thing – our desire to communicate, share thoughts and socialize.Before we go to far, I’ll admit it – I’ve become a bit hooked myself. Convore brings me back to the days of BBSes and chatrooms. So yes, I am one of these excited folks who can now obsessively check for new messages from wherever. But let’s get back to the task at hand – Convore’s iPhone app. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#web Related Posts mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … So what does the iPhone app do? Just that. It’s Convore, but now on your iPhone. You can view and participate in real-time conversations, star messages that you like, send @reply messages to other users, see who’s online and search for new groups to join. I think that’s about everything I do on the basic website, as well.Will the app change anything for Convore, other than the level of addictiveness? So far, I’m using it the same, but it certainly means I can take the Convore experience and user-base and take it on the go. All that needs to happen to turn Convore into a mobile group messaging app like most any other now is to use it for that purpose. Create a private group and there you have it.Convore co-founder Leah Culver said it not only changed what it could be used for, but how she used it as well.“Before, we were just a website, but as a website and mobile, it makes Convore more of a service,” said Culver. “I’ll find myself checking it like I check other apps.”Convore has been lumped together with a slew of other group messaging and group chat apps, such as Beluga and GroupMe, but is inherently more like a public chat than a private messaging service. Yobongo has also been thrown in the same category, and while it is also inherently public, it organizes users not according to self-created groups and subtopics, but according to affinities, relevancy and location. A big distinction between Convore and these other services, however, is that Convore is more of a platform play.For now, Convore is available as an app on the iPhone. There is also a third-party Android app called Convorsation, and the Convore team is encouraging anyone who wants to to use the Convore API and build an app of their own.
>Sushil Kumar of India holds up his medal after winning gold against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in a FS 74kg gold medal wrestling match at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. PTISushil Kumar on Tuesday led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a successful outing on the first day of the wrestling competition at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The three gold medals also lifted India to fifth position in the medal’s standings.Sushil Kumar in action with Pakistan’s Qamar Abbas. PTIThe star of the day undoubtedly was two-time Olympic medallist Sushil, who just took 107 minutes to clinch the gold medal in the men’s 74kg freestyle category beating Pakistan’s Qamar Abbas in a one-sided affair.It was Sushil’s first major international medal after his pet 66kg category was removed and he had to add nine kilograms to adjust in a new weight bracket. Sushil had won both his Olympic medals, bronze in Beijing and silver in London, 2010 World Championship gold, 2010 Asian Games gold and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold in the 66kg category.Sushil was leading 6-2 in the first period when referee V. Keelan decided to give it in favour of the Indian, who managed to pin down Abbas.Amit Kumar after winning gold against Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria during their FS 57kg gold medal wrestling match at the Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, ScotlandSushil was in dominating form in all his preliminary bouts. He opened his account with a facile 4-0 win over New Zealand’s Jayden Lawrence in the Round of 16 and then beat Sri Lanka’s Sandrage 4-0 in the quarter-final.It was the third gold for India after Amit and Vinesh’s triumph in their respective categories.advertisementAmit won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson. Amit won the bout 3-1 on classification points. Amit won six points in the two periods while Welson got two.Amit had beaten Mauritian Jean Guliyan Bandoo 5-0 in the Round of 16 and then got the better of South African Bokang Masunyane 4-0 in the quarter-final. Amit booked his place in the final with an exciting 4-0 win over Pakistan’s Azhar Hussain in the semi-final.Indian teenager Vinesh Phogat then made it a double delight as she registered a thrilling 11-8 win over England’s Yana Rattigan to clinch the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 48kg wrestling competition.Vinesh, 19, is the cousin of Geeta Phogat, who had won the first gold medal for India in women’s wrestling in the 2010 Delhi Games.Vinesh had beaten Canadian Jasmine Mian in the semi-finals of the women’s 48kg freestyle category and Nigerian Rosemary Nweke in the quarter-finals.The only relative disappointment for India was that of Tomar losing the men’s 125kg freestyle final match to Canada’s Korey Jarvis. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis and settled for the silver.Tomar had defeated New Zealand’s Marcus Carney in the semi-final and Nigerian Sinivie Boltic in the quarters.Another Indian in fray, Jyoti finished fourth in the women’s 75kg freestyle event. Since there were just five wrestlers, the competition was held according to the Nordic System or a round robin format.