Ocean City OKs Alley Changes as Demolition of Christian Brothers Retreat Approaches

first_imgThe two three-story Christian Brothers retreat buildings on Central Avenue between 30th and 31st streets were demolished in April 2014. The demolition of a landmark oceanfront retreat at 31st Street and Central Avenue moved a step closer to  reality on Thursday with a procedural vote from City Council in Ocean City.Council voted to vacate rights to an alley that never existed. For more than a century, the two three-story buildings of the De La Salle Christian Brothers Ocean Rest Educational Center sat atop the place where the alley would normally run. In a separate vote, Council accepted ownership of a short alley that does exist.The two moves were conditions of approval in a subdivision plan to allow four duplexes to replace the old three-story buildings.The Christian Brothers have been in the same location in Ocean City since 1898, and the light blue buildings on an 8-acre oceanfront property are a prominent feature of the central Ocean City skyline. The City Council vote lifts one of the final obstacles to their demolition.The land is private property and owned by the Christian Brothers, a Catholic order that announced in January 2013 that it could not afford the multimillion-dollar renovation that would be necessary to make the buildings habitable.The state fire marshal prohibited the Brothers from using the top floors of the buildings about five or six years ago, and in 2011 they were prevented from using the second floors. The structures have 19th-century plumbing. They do not conform to modern fire code or Disabilities Act requirements, and they have no heating or air-conditioning system.The Brothers sought feedback in January 2012 on a plan to demolish one building and sell two lots for residential development, then use the proceeds to fix one of the buildings for continuing use by the Brothers.The new plan calls for four residential properties that conform with existing residential zoning. The four lots would extend from Central Avenue to the beach and be twice as big as the required lot size. The Brothers intend to keep one, maybe two, of the lots for continued use as a retreat and sell the others.last_img read more


first_imgBELIEVE: DONEGAL FACE MAYO IN THE FINALAS the excitement builds to the All-Ireland Final, we have been inudated with advertising requests from businesses large and small across Co Donegal.However Donegal Daily felt it was unfair to profit in any way from this historic occasion and we want to make sure that every cent spent on our site supporting Jim McGuinness and his players goes directly to gaelic games. So we have teamed up with the Donegal County Board to make sure that happens.For just €100 you can make your business reach our 28,000 readers* EVERY DAY on the biggest local news source in Co Donegal.Every cent of your payment will go to the Players Training Fund.Your ‘Best Wishes’ post on the front page of Donegal Daily can include pictures of you and your staff and a message for the team.You can also promote whatever offers your business has in the run-up to September 23 and as many pictures as you wish.Remember, by advertising your support for the Donegal Senior Football team, every cent of your donation will go to the Players Fund.To avail of this unique opportunity, please contact Grace Ann from PR firm Grace Ann Consultancy who are partners in this fundraising effort. You can email her on [email protected] Spaces are limited, so do it today – and make sure your support for the Donegal team goes directly to the team.* Official independent Google statisticsHOW YOU CAN SUPPORT DONEGAL – AND YOUR BUSINESS – ON DONEGAL DAILY was last modified: September 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT DONEGAL – AND YOUR BUSINESS – ON DONEGAL DAILYlast_img read more

Scott Metzger, Aug. 28

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are pretty dry. After having 10.6 inches of rain in July and almost perfect conditions, we’ve turned off dry in August. You see a lot of crops on the clay knobs and drier ground getting stressed and starting to turn. We have had a couple of inches in August right her at the shop, but a mile south we’ve had about six-tenths in the last two weeks and around Frankfurt it is more like three-tenths. There is rain in the forecast and it would be appreciated.Our early corn is starting to black layer. I would say that within 10 days there will be some corn shelled in Pickaway County. Our stuff is still pretty green yet so it will ready to harvest around Farm Science Review. I thought I was seeing some N loss with corn firing up, but with the GDUs we’ve had it is time for that early corn to start turning. Our later planted corn is starting to dent. I could see us having all of the early corn shelled before we start beans.I am really surprised at the diseases that came in late. It is far enough along that I don’t think they will hurt anything but I have been surprised at the disease levels in some fields I’ve been walking. Other fields, though, are really pretty clean.We don’t have a bumper crop but we do have pretty good corn yields. In the early corn it seems like there is a lot of variability. You don’t see that in the later corn where there is more consistent girth and maybe less length. Overall I think we’ll be above average on the corn.I think the dry weather has taken the top end off the later beans. I have seen 50 to 60 and occasionally 70 pods per plant. We have some very tall beans and they are podded pretty decent, but tall beans usually scare me. They look pretty but don’t usually yield well. The double-crops are coming along. They would really benefit from a rain. They are in R3 and the potential is there. We need some rain and not an early frost.We’re getting the equipment, bins and grain dryer ready and I am guessing we’ll get to know the propane guy on a first-name basis this year.last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

first_imgHaving trouble wrapping your head around the different types of video codecs? Learn how they work in this helpful masterclass.While it may not be entirely necessary to understand exactly how codecs work to use them, it certainly helps when trying to figure out the best way to shoot and share your film. Codecs are a program or software used to code and decode a video signal. They come in a variety of flavors.If you’re new to post production, codecs can be rather confusing. Instead of reading through overly technical articles on Wikipedia, check out this video created by David Kong. The video above explains codecs at a fundamental level, including:Types of CodecsBit DepthChroma SubsamplingTemporal CompressionBit RateIf you feel inspired to learn more about codecs or if you don’t have 45 extra minutes to watch this masterclass check out our “Compressed Explanation of Video Compression”, where we skim the surface of compression and codecs.Anything you’ve learned about codecs that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Bolick leads Red Lions to 7th straight victory

first_imgRead Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Reprising his heroics in the finals last season where the Lions swept the Chiefs in two games, Bolick dished out a solid outing, finishing with 25 points on top of six rebounds as San Beda built an early lead and never looked back.“We were happy that we got this win to finish the first round with a win,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “At least, we’re two games ahead of third-running JRU.”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 shutoutThe Chiefs fell to 3-6.The Bombers picked up their fourth straight victory at the expense of the Mapua Cardinals, 68-59, in the first game. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JRU got a huge lift from guard Aaron Bordon, who had 17 points, but coach Vergel Meneses was hardly satisfied with the win against an undermanned Mapua team.“A win is a win, but the way we played, I’m not happy with it,” said Meneses. “They thought they can easily win against Mapua and Mapua gave them a hard time.”Jed Mendoza and Ervin Grospe added 12 and 11 points respectively for the Bombers, who struggled to put away the Cardinals in the endgame after a spate of turnovers.Mapua fell to its seventh straight defeat as it continued to miss top gun Andoy Estrella, starting forward Almel Orquina, and reserve big man Sean Magboo due to injuries.The Bombers notched their sixth win in nine games despite a quiet outing from Tey Teodoro, who only had seven points.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Robert Bolick took charge anew as San Beda turned last season’s finals rematch into a virtual workout, running roughshod on a listless Arellano squad, 95-70, Tuesday night to close out its NCAA first round on a high note at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Unforgiving on the defensive end, the Red Lions also found their stride in the second period as they coasted to another lopsided victory that extended their winning streak to seven matches and stay just a game behind leader Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Etheridge back with nat’l team LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Jarencio, Romeo insist all is well after heated argument

first_imgAfter the game, the two immediately put the incident aside.“It was just a case of misunderstanding,” Romeo said in Filipino after the Batang Pier dropped an 86-79 decision despite leading by as much as 20 in the first quarter. “Coach and I, we both just want to win. We just had a bit of misunderstanding but off the court, we don’t have any problems. It’s a normal thing, it’s normal for players and coaches.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Both of us just want to win. We just had a heated discussion and it’s part of the game, it’s also part of the process of a developing team,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “There’s no issue, no issue within the team. Talagang nag-kasarapan lang.”Romeo, who just played his second game coming off a knee injury, cleared that he has no ill feeling toward Jarencio. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Adversity brings team closer as Beermen rally for Austria, ailing wife Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I’m don’t have any resentment toward coach. We all know that he’s been coaching for a long time and he knows what he’s doing,” he said.Romeo also admitted his shortcomings since his return. GlobalPort went 0-2 with him this conference.“Actually I wasn’t really able to help the team maybe because my rhythm is till off. At the same time, I’m still trying to get used to playing because it’s been a long time since I played 5-on-5,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to my game shape next conference.”The 25-year-old Romeo finished with only 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field as GlobalPort bowed out in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs if the playoff game between GlobalPort and Magnolia wasn’t intense enough, tempers flared on the Batang Pier bench with head coach Pido Jarencio and star guard Terrence Romeo engaging in a shouting match late in the third quarter.Jarencio and Romeo got into a heated commotion during a timeout with exactly three minutes left before players and coaches quickly stepped in to control the situation.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Parveen Rana wants to emulate guru Sushil Kumar

first_imgSushil KumarThe promising Parveen Rana considers himself lucky to be groomed by none other than Sushil Kumar, for he belongs to the same weight category as the two-time Olympic medallist. Rana has been Sushil’s sparring partner for some time now and has picked the brains of the champion wrestler.So when Rana steps on to the mat in Incheon, he would know that he will have to live up to a legacy. Had Sushil competed at the Asian Games, he would have turned up in 70kg but he chose to skip the event and hand the youngster his first major international break.”I consider myself very fortunate that I got the opportunity to train with Sushil bhaiya. This time he told me, ‘How long will I compete. Now it is time for you to compete in major events and win medals for the country’. Sushil bhaiya has set such high standards and to match his exploits will be a big responsibility for me,” Rana told Mail Today.”I know he will be watching me closely. He is always present during my training to help. I am lucky to learn from him.”Both Sushil and Rana had to switch from the 66kg to a higher category after the change of weight classes. Sushil competed in the 74kg in Glasgow as there was no 70kg class in the event.The 21-year-old Rana has shown his talent at the junior level, and also at international competitions in which Sushil did not participate. He won a bronze medal at the junior World and Asian meets and gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games, besides bagging bronze at the Senior Asian Championships. “I have always sought his advice at every step in my career and he has been there to guide me,” he said.advertisementAs luck would have it, Rana suffered a neck injury three months back and doctors advised surgery. “Had I been operated upon, I would have missed the Asian Games. Sushil told me that physiotherapy will help and gave his example as to how he had competed with injury many times in his career. That boosted me.”last_img read more

Watch: Fans wish MS Dhoni as Indian players arrive in Manchester ahead of World Cup semi-final

first_imgMS Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday and celebrated the special day with his wife Sakshi, daughter Ziva and teammates in Headingley before the Indian team departed for Manchester.As the players arrived in their team bus in Manchester, MS Dhoni got a warm welcome from the fans gathered at the team hotel.As soon as Dhoni came out of the bus, fans started singing “Happy Birthday” and Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir, aka ‘Chacha Chicago’, even managed to hand the legendary cricketer a bouquet of flowers.Dhoni had provided tickets for the India-Pakistan group match on June 16 to Mohammad Bashir, who supports the former captain’s team over the country of his birth whenever the two sides clash.MS Dhoni’s birthday celebrations had begun early on Sunday as the India cricket superstar celebrated the special day with his family and friends in Leeds right after India’s World Cup 2019 win over Sri Lanka.Sakshi Singh Dhoni took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself with MS Dhoni and Ziva from the mini birthday bash on Sunday.Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates and fans on social media.Hardik posted Boomerang videos of himself with Dhoni and wrote, “Happy birthday, Mahi bhai! Every day spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life. Swipe right to see the fail one.”advertisement”Four World Cups, four different looks, which one do you like the most? Take a pick. Happy Birthday Dhoni,” the BCCI also wished the wicketkeeper-batsman.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/dWbrQde2cLBCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2019India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-finals in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will face hosts England once again in this edition in the second semi-final in Birmingham on July 11.Also Read | Ziva Dhoni gets first bite of the cake as MS Dhoni celebrates birthdayAlso Read | God bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthdayAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant greet MS Dhoni in a special waylast_img read more