Ocean City Police Activity Report for Oct. 5 to 11

first_imgOCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESOctober 5 – 11, 2014, 2014Calls for Service: 474Daily Average: 68 October 6, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 52Motor Vehicle Stops: 13Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 4 EMS calls October 11, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 68Motor Vehicle Stops: 18Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 15Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 9 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 10:57amBurglary, Clipper Dr., at 1:12pmAssault, Moorlyn Terr., at 1:53pmMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & Wesley Ave., at 2:12pmMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & Wesley Ave., at 3:02pmTheft, 700 block Central Ave., at 8:08pm October 7, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 78Motor Vehicle Stops: 27Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 20Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 4 EMS callsLandlord/tenant dispute, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 9:35amFraud, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 2:10pmTheft, 1000 block Bay Ave., at 3:29pmCDS, 2200 block Bay Ave., at 5:27pmTheft, 300 block Asbury Ave., at 6:42pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 7:57pmDomestic violence, 900 block Wesley Ave., at 10:30pm October 11, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 74Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 27Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Central Ave., at 9:20amTheft, Oxford La., at 11:39amWarrant, 2800 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 12:30pm October 10, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 67Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 19Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 4 EMS callsDomestic violence, 2300 block Bay Ave., at 9:30amDomestic violence, 800 block Central Ave., at 10:46am October 8, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 67Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 21Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 800 block Central Ave., at 11:00amFraud, 90 block Park Pl., at 12:45pmTheft, 1300 block West Ave., at 2:30pm October 5, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 67Motor Vehicle Stops: 22Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 1 Fire and 1 EMS callsBurglary, 400 block Asbury Ave., at 1:15amDWI, 800 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 3:13amMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & Ocean Ave., at 12:42pmCDS, 10th Street, at 3:00pm 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. Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

Imminent Reshuffle?

first_imgAt least four presidential appointees, among them, a junior staffer, may be on the listing of the Executive Mansion for possible replacement during the upcoming reshuffle exercise, the Daily Observer has reliably learnt.A phone call from a ‘highly placed’ source confirmed to the Daily Observer Tuesday that an ‘imminent reshuffle’ would be announced shortly upon the arrival of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from a visit to the United States.According to our source, officials already tipped for possible replacement have reportedly been informed through written communications addressed to their deputies, who would be in charge, while a search committee reviews applications from lists of candidates that would fill in the gaps. This report is yet to be independently verified by the Observer.Others to be replaced, our source said, will include two administrators of controversial security agencies that have constantly been criticized by the general public in recent times.Among those named by our source to be affected by the reshuffle exercise are Finance Minister Amara Konneh, Education Minister Etmonia David-Tarpeh, Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks, and Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek Matthew Piah.Minister Konneh was sworn into office in February 2012 replacing the present Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan. He is a core member of President Sirleaf’s Economic Management Team and is credited with helping to stabilize the Liberian economy from the effects of a protracted civil war. Concurrently, he also serves as Liberia’s Acting Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs. Mr. Konneh is also a National Coordinator of the Liberia Development Alliance that coordinates Liberia’s development agenda (Agenda for Transformation – 2012 – 2017), among other positions of influence.Of late, he has become the subject of public criticism owing to his handling of the country’s budgets, particularly with the subsequent crisis of a ‘budget shortfall.’Mr. Konneh has coordinated the implementation of the Lift Liberia Poverty Reduction Strategy (2008 to 2011); his critics are of the opinion that he has ‘underperformed.’ He has been summoned numerous times by the national legislature over issues ranging from his dual-ministerial role at Finance and Planning to the budget shortfall, and lawmakers have recently called for his resignation.Minister of Education, Etmonia David Tarpeh, previously served as Minister of Youth and Sports during President Sirleaf’s first term (2006-20012). She succeeded Mr. E. Othello Gongar in the second term and was subsequently confirmed as Education Minister by the Liberian Senate more than three months later.But the country’s education system under her oversight continued to flounder, and took center stage when all of the 25,000 cadidates who took the University of Liberia’s entrance exams last year flunked. President Ellen Johnon Sirleaf, internationally embarassed by the situation, was constrained to admit that the education system was a complete mess. Since then, frantic efforts to get the system on track have hardly shown tangible results, as students continue to learn in deplorable conditions, under-trained teachers continue to demand bribes for grades, and students themselves, particularly at the university level, continue to resist efforts geared toward implementing change. Last week, Minister Tarpeh and her deputies finally presented a plan to the president; but judging from this latest development, that may have come too late.Dr. Antoinette Weeks, the first female to occupy the Ministry of Public Works as Minister proper, was appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a year after President Sirleaf’s first term ended, replacing Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods, who had occupied the position for four years.Minister Woods, for reasons yet to be disclosed, resigned his post in 2013, thereby making way for the first female minister of Public Works. Woods took over the government’s infrastructure arm and pulled back its lost confidence to the public during his four-year term.However, since she took over, there has been public outcry over her poor performance, the latest concern being raised by the House of Representatives over her failure to exercise effective monitoring of contractors constructing roads in the country.Concern has also been raised about the delay in reconstructing Somalia Drive, for which the Japanese and Liberian Governments signed a US$50 million agreement almost a year ago.Madam Weeks, who holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with expertise in Project Management, Compliance and Regulatory Oversight, is not considered to have  performed at the same level as Woods did. Although he is not an engineer, he spent much of his time, especially weekends, touring and inspecting projects — the hallmark of his success.Rather, she has reportedly been actively engaged in disputes with coworkers, over which one deputy minister reportedly resigned.Furthermore, Madam Weeks is on record for her aggression towards the media and has, on many occasions, denied requests for interviews from journalists, describing them as bad journalists.  The incumbent Presidential Press Secretary, Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, took over from Liberian Journalist Cyrus Badio with the expectation that he would bring to the Executive a renewed dynamism of communication with the public.Since he took over the President’s communication apparatus, however, his engagement with media houses has left much to be desired, especially as it regards timely responses to questions from media houses. Since leaving the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism early 2012, he has remained in strong defense of the President’s actions and whatever criticism has been directed at the Executive.It can be recalled that when the Press Union of Liberia sanctioned the Executive Mansion with a media block out in May of 2013, the Presidential Press Secretary along with Deputy Minister of Information for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson, lambasted the media’s action and accused the PUL of violating the public’s right to information.Of recent, Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek Piah is on record for debunking Grand Bassa lawmaker, Gabriel B. Smith’s statement against the President, describing it as “reckless.” He also jumped to the Presidency’s defense when the political leader of the Movement of Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon M. Freeman, criticized the recent State of Nation Economy Address made by President Sirleaf.He also reacted to opposition member Benoni Urey’s statement against the President, instructing him to concentrate on Agriculture, which, he (Piah) argued, Urey knows more about than government.It remains to be determined whether this report of a major reshuffle is corroborated by the President upon her return from the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgPARTS OF the county are continuing to suffer water cut-offs – two weeks after the Big Chill ended.Donegal County Council says most of the Stranorlar Electoral Area will face restrictions again this weekend.The council notice is posted below:  Planned overnight restrictions to public water supplies (Friday 7th January 2011 – Sunday 9th January 2011) Water supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 8:00pm until 8:00am ConvoyCastlefinRaphoeLiffordBallinacorTievebrackGleneelySTRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA Ballybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each night WATER MISERY CONTINUES FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND IN EAST DONEGAL was last modified: January 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Figueiredo to play for Humboldt Crabs in 2018

first_imgA familiar face to local baseball fans will be lining out for the Humboldt Crabs this summer, with the team announcing that College of the Redwoods standout Kokko Figueiredo will join the club.Figueiredo will give the Crabs plenty of options on offense after a spring season that has seen him star for the Corsairs.The former Fortuna High player leads Redwoods with a .396 average at the plate, and has displayed his power with a team-high 11 doubles to go with 20 RBIs.More than that, Figueiredo …last_img

Help Name the January 2016 Geocacher of the Month

first_imgComment below (in any language) to tell us who you think should be the January 2016 Geocacher of the Month.  If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher,If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You’ll need to include the following information:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month. These descriptions can be written in any language.Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Once Geocaching HQ has received the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so that we might learn from each other. Share with your Friends:More The comment period will close on January 26th, 2016. wer2ys4uUsername: wer2ys4uNeck of the Woods: Rio Rancho, New MexicoNotable achievements:  Since 2006, has found 12,726 geocaches Owns over 34 geocaches with 10+ favorite pointswer2ys4u has organized the first-ever geocaching event for New Mexico teenagers in state foster care on Nov. 14 in Albuquerque. The event gave potential adoptive parents a chance to interact with the teens while, at the same time, getting an introduction to geocaching and its potentials as an outdoor activity they can do together. Announcing the January 2016 Geocacher of the Month Nominees!Each month, three geocachers from around the world are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to Geocaching. One of them is recognized as the official Geocaching.com Geocacher of the Month.Although all the nominees will receive prizes, the featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, a Geocacher of the Month hat and a profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate that recognizes their contributions, signed by Bryan Roth and Jeremy Irish, two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Read the profiles of this month’s three nominees, and write a supportive comment below this post describing why you think this person should be recognized. A panel from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.This month’s nominees are: OrigamiFolderUsername: OrigamiFolderNeck of the Woods: Kansas City, MissouriNotable achievements:Owns over 45 geocaches with 10+ favorite pointsHas a 500-day geocaching streak, and has completed his 365-Day grid and his Fizzy grid OrigamiFolder has hosted several major successful CITO events in conjunction with other organizations hosting clean-up events, bringing geocachers together to help clean up the geocaching game board: planet Earth. OrigamiFolder is also a volunteer administrator of a local geocaching Facebook group. staubfinger0702Username: staubfinger0702Neck of the woods: Hessen, GermanyNotable achievements:  Has hidden 13 geocaches with 100+ favorite points Geocache “DEXTER²” (GC4W79X) has received 1200+ favorite points in two years staubfinger0702’s geocache hides receive praise from far and wide for their detail and originality. Geocacher “Brummelbären” describes them as, “more than just normal geocache, they are highlights.” For his cache, “DEXTER²”, a whole garage was rented out, in which geocachers re-enact a scene from the show of the same name. SharePrint RelatedHelp Name the April 2015 Geocacher of the MonthApril 29, 2015In “Community”Announcing the January Geocacher of the MonthMarch 7, 2014In “Community”December Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentJanuary 7, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

10 months agoGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxford

first_imgGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

23 days agoTottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassing

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham defender Vertonghen: This is painful, embarrassingby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has declared defeat to Bayern Munich as “embarrassing”.Bayern thrashed their Champions League opponents 7-2 in London last night.“This is very painful. All negative words go through my mind now. It’s embarrassing,” said Vertonghen. “Bayern was very clinical. There is no explanation for such a score, but they punished every mistake. I think everyone’s going to have a bad night. Fortunately we have our next match within a few days. “We must deal with this defeat as a team.” last_img


first_imgAdvertisement We’re at midday and roughly eight hours before the commencement of the first date of a sold-out, two-night homecoming stand at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall that also happens to be the first date of Lennon Stella’s first tour ever and, while she professes nerves, she’s not really betraying them.“All my family is coming,” says the 19-year-old Oshawa expat. “Like, everyone. That makes it so much more nerve-wracking. So much more nerve-wracking.” Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Stella doesn’t sound nervous, though. And why should she? She’s been onstage and in front of microphones and cameras for years, most notably alongside little sister and sometime singing partner Maisy playing sisters Maddie and Daphne on the CMT series Nashville between 2012 and 2018.For someone who’s not yet old enough to drink legally in any of the many U.S. venues that await her on the Love, Me tour — more than half of which has been sold out since it was announced in January — she’s already something of a seasoned industry pro and a known quantity. The strange thing is that it’s taken this long for Lennon Stella to get a record out and go on the road. Twitterlast_img read more

Malaysian exPM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the 1MDB fund, which is being investigated in the U.S. and other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering.Najib pleaded not guilty Wednesday to abusing power to order the modification of the report in February 2016 before it was presented to the Public Accounts Committee, in order to protect himself from disciplinary and legal action. Kandasamy also pleaded not guilty to abetting Najib.The auditor-general said last month some details had been removed from the 1MDB report.The Associated Presslast_img read more