What can we learn from the way graduates are decorating their…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom It makes sense that people would want to announce the accomplishment of graduation, and a photo of a personalized cap posted on social media is one way to do so. Sharing images of customized caps inspires others to do the same, and so the practice spreads.Not surprisingly, many of the messages on decorated caps reaffirm the value of higher education and look optimistically to the future (“The Best is Yet to Come,” “Time to Spread Your Wings”). Others reflect school pride by including a university logo or mascot or identifying the graduate’s major or academic accomplishments.One student is already looking ahead to med school. Sheila Bock, Author providedIdentity often influences what appears on the caps. You’ll see students reference their family, their veteran status, their hometown, religious beliefs and personal obstacles they’ve overcome.A University of Massachusetts at Amherst student thanks her parents on her mortarboard. AP Photo/Beth J. HarpazWas it all worth it?Humor is also common. Sometimes it’s deployed to highlight the graduate’s personality or mock the formality of the occasion, with phrases like “Thanks Mom, Dad and Alcohol.” One cap had a 3-D model of a beer pong table – little cups included – affixed to it.But graduates will also use humor to engage with more serious issues. One 2017 UNLV graduate’s cap, for example, featured a homemade version of the “I Have Three Dollars” meme, which features Patrick Star from the animated children’s television show “SpongeBob SquarePants.”The degree is taken care of – but what about the debt? Sheila Bock, Author providedWhile making a humorous pop culture reference, the student was really calling attention to her experience of being a poor college student – and the fact that she’ll be carrying significant student loan debt well into the future.It’s just one of many examples that show how graduates can creatively use the space on their mortarboards to resist the celebratory mood of commencement, questioning whether the time and money spent on a degree was really worth it (“My $35K Hat,” “Was the BS Worth the BS?”).Taking a standLike the graduates protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960s, today’s graduates are also making political statements. Slogans like “Black Lives Matter” or images of raised, clenched fists will appear on caps.The mortarboard has become a space to make political statements. Sheila Bock, Author providedThe University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I have collected the majority of my data so far, is among the most diverse campuses in the nation. In observing and tracking mortarboard cap decorations over the last couple of years, I have seen a marked increase in the number of caps that highlight the wearer’s racial and ethnic identities (“Black Girl Magic,” “This Xicana from El Chuco. ¡Si Pudo!”).Then there are the mortarboards that point to the immigrant status of graduates or their families: “They Migrated So I Graduated,” “Product of Immigration,” “A Product of 2 Refugees Now with 2 Degrees.”For the children of immigrants, receiving a college degree can be a huge milestone in their larger family story. Sheila Bock, Author providedTo these graduates, it’s important to show that the procurement of a college degree is part of an ongoing family immigration story characterized by hard work and perseverance. Images of butterflies – a symbol of the immigrant rights movement – also dot many caps. A good number reference the DREAM Act and the hostile political climate immigrants and their families find themselves in.Everyone experiences college differently. For every student who spreads their wings socially or falls in love with their major, there are those who struggle to stay on top of tuition bills and keep up their grades.While all of these students end up in the same place on graduation day, a critical look at these mortarboards gives us both a glimpse into the varied paths students take to graduation and the different futures that await them. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSGraduatestheconversation.com Previous articleHow understanding pain could curb opioid addictionNext articleApopka resident facing recovery from open heart surgery and extensive medical bills Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herecenter_img By Sheila Bock, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and first published on theconversation.com.For college students across the country, commencement formally marks the transition from student to graduate. Per tradition, most schools feature speakers, give out awards, organize departmental dinners – and, of course, designate caps and gowns for students to wear when they receive their diploma.But in the midst of the official pomp and circumstance, more and more graduates are adding a personal touch: They’ll decorate their graduation caps, also known as mortarboards.As a folklorist, I pay close attention to the creative ways in which people choose to express themselves, which can tell us a lot about their beliefs, perspectives and aspirations.When I attended my first University of Nevada, Las Vegas, commencement ceremony as a faculty member in 2011, it struck me how widespread the practice of decorating mortarboards had become. I wanted to learn more about how graduates were decorating their caps, what messages individuals wanted to convey and what these messages revealed, more broadly, about their college experiences.So I began gathering data on the caps from photographs, surveys and interviews. Much of it will eventually be digitally archived by the Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University. While the project is still ongoing, I’ve begun to identify a few key trends.Celebrating the accomplishmentThe practice of embellishing mortarboards is by no means new. In the 1960s, some graduates would affix peace signs to the top of their caps to protest the Vietnam War. When I completed my B.A. at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, it was not uncommon to see decorated caps atop the heads of graduates.Today, however, it seems to have become much more popular – which can probably be attributed, at least in part, to social media. As one person I interviewed put it, these caps are very “Instagrammable”: visually appealing, easy to photograph and sure to garner likes and comments. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Smolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter Kostelov

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/250308/smolenka-oak-tube-apartment-peter-kostelov Clipboard Smolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter KostelovSave this projectSaveSmolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter Kostelov Photographs:  Zinon RazutdinovText description provided by the architects. The apartment is on the 5th floor of a tall multistory building with inner yard. Large balcony next to the dining room, low location of the apartment and a part of the house, which strongly shadowed the inner yard – all these didn’t let the sun get into this very part of the house. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovThe greater part of apartment has vividly oblong proportions. Space between windows used to be large notably 14 meters. Walls and balcony made it 2,5 meters larger now its 16,5 meters! Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovThe width between structural solid-cast walls was only 3,3 meters while the places, where ventilating shafts were embedded, made it even less just 2,8 meters. Having these proportions and spaces it came out that the middle of the apartment practically was not lightened. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovThe solution came like this: there shouldn’t be dead walls in this part, instead they are to replace with glass wall which if necessary can be blinded with curtains. In the end, the part of the apartment with dining room, guest space, living space and working place got enlightened from both sides. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovThus, apartment proportions and poor lighting caused its space-planning design. As for the middle part it was lifted on the podium, so that “to catch” the light coming through the window. Smooth and rounded passages between walls, ceiling and floor visually joined and expanded the small spacing between the walls in the living room. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovThis part of the living room is finished with light oak tree, which gradually goes from ceiling to floor and walls with its built-in closets, shelves and desk. In fact styling design concept was determined by so called “oak tube” which runs just in the middle of the apartment with its working and leisure place to which the dining room adjoins it from one side and the guest room from another. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovExternal parts of “the tube” are fined with composite stone. The butts of the “tube” imitate the cuts of its form, while loose airy joining to the walls underlines its ease, giving the illusion of something brought from outside. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovSimilar idea was implemented for the bedroom too. The room is divided into sections which also have smooth, closed passages between ceiling, floor and walls making up shelves closets and a bed. The butts of the “tubeª is also fined with stone, imitating the cut shape. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovAs for the part less enlightened it is given to secondary premises: guest loo, gowning room and a bathroom adjoining bedroom. Save this picture!© Zinon RazutdinovKitchen is sited as separated block contra-lateral to a window. The floor in the common places like hallway, kitchen, dining room and corridor is fined with ceramogranite while all private zones like leisure space, study, and bedroom are fined with oak planks. Save this picture!plan Project gallerySee allShow lessVideos: London Olympics 2012 Time LapseArticles2012 AIM Architecture CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Moscow, RussiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  110 m² Photographs Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/250308/smolenka-oak-tube-apartment-peter-kostelov Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Peter Kostelov Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Smolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter Kostelov Korea, Republic of Save this picture!© Zinon Razutdinov+ 20 Share CopyApartments•Moscow, Korea, Republic of Projects CopyAbout this officePeter KostelovOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMoscowHousesRussiaPublished on July 06, 2012Cite: “Smolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter Kostelov” 06 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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S&S House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

first_img Year:  photographs:  Gustavo Sosa PinillaPhotographs:  Gustavo Sosa PinillaDesign And Project Management:María Victoria Besonías, Guillermo de AlmeidaCollaborators:Diorella FortunatiCity:PinamarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. The placeCosta Esmeralda is a private venture on the dunes of the coast of Buenos Aires, 390 km from the city of Buenos Aires. This is a recent development with a young acacia and pine trees afforestation with a few consolidated forest sectors.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe lot to intervene is located in a dune with a gentle slope to the street and a greater slope towards the bottom. This area also has an abundance of trees of young maritime pines. So that, if the vegetation is preserved, anything built in the rest of the lot will be exposed to intense sun and coastal winds.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe commissionThe request was a house with an aesthetic-constructive proposal similar to those built in the forest of Mar Azul, valued according to the principals both for its formal austerity and the low maintenance required.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house would be inhabited mainly in the summer by a family with three children of different ages. It should have a generous space to develop common activities, with a kitchen visually integrated to it, and an outdoor expansion that would allow the enjoyment of the forest. It had to have three bedrooms, one with private bathroom and dressing room and the other two ready to receive eventual guests. All the rooms had to be developed on one level.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe proposalThe house appears as a single volume pierced by a courtyard that actually hides an organization into two distinct sectors by its use and, to accommodate to the dune, they are placed with a difference of 0.45 m concealed abroad at the height of the perimeter beams. These two sectors are connected by a smooth ramp that crosses the divide and by a concrete pergola with a strong presence.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe most private sector of the house is located in the front that is protected from the NW sun and from the street views by a structure of Quebracho sleepers, placed upright and with a random rhythm. The social sector and the terrace expansion are located in direct relation to the trees that occupies the entire back of the lot, but also in contact with the entrance courtyard. This space becomes protagonist of the proposal for its strategic location and the spatial richness that adds the pergola with different sets of lights and shadows that the sun’s path generates throughout the day.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: The “Polis Station,” Studio Gang’s Ideal for a Post-Ferguson AmericaArticlesFlanagan Lawrence’s New Summer Theatre in Szczecin Reimagines an Outdoor Performance…Unbuilt Project Share Houses Year:  S&S House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos S&S House / Besonias Almeida ArquitectosSave this projectSaveS&S House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos “COPY” Area:  810 m² Area:  810 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Pinamar, Argentina Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 20 Share “COPY” ArchDaily 2015 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780305/s-and-s-house-besonias-almeida-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780305/s-and-s-house-besonias-almeida-arquitectos Clipboard Argentina Architects: Besonias Almeida Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBesonias Almeida ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on January 17, 2016Cite: “S&S House / Besonias Almeida Arquitectos” 17 Jan 2016. 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Omidyar Network to open London office

first_img Howard Lake | 16 September 2011 | News  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Omidyar Network to open London office AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Innovative technology funder Omidyar Network is to open an office in London’s Shoreditch to serve as its HQ for work in Europe, and as the global hub for its Government Transparency initiative.Stephen King, investment partner at Omidyar Network, will lead the London office. He announced the move at yesterday’s “The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development” conference in London.Omidyar Network, which describes itself as a “philanthropic investment firm” was created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam in 2004. It makes investments and grants to innovative companies and organisations in the areas of access to capital and media, markets and transparency.It is an unusual funder. As it explains, “we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3 ) foundation. We invest in for-profit entities through our LLC. We make grants and program-related investments through our 501(c)(3) entity.”Over the last two years, the firm has invested over $40 million in its Government Transparency initiative in supporting transparency efforts across the globe, including organisations such as mySociety in the United Kingdom, Ushahidi in Kenya, Janaagraha in India and the Sunlight Foundation in the United States.From its London office, Omidyar Network will begin to expand the geographic focus of its Government Transparency activities to include Poland, Turkey and Ukraine in Europe; Brazil and Mexico in Latin America; Egypt in the Middle East; and Indonesia and the Philippines in Southeast Asia.“The opening of our London office broadens our reach in helping create opportunity for individuals through investments in market-based solutions,” said King.“A greater concentration of efforts in this region of the world will enable us to work more closely with portfolio partners, create new collaborations and explore new investment opportunities. The vibrancy and promise of the Shoreditch area, we feel, are particularly appropriate for Omidyar Network”.www.omidyar.comlast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Gauging the Economy With the Chicago Fed

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Gauging the Economy With the Chicago Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 21, 2018 1,345 Views Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CFNAI Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago the week ahead Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Industry Award for CoreLogic’s Real Estate Leaders Next: Legal Industry Mourns the Passing of Baker Donelson Co-founder Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Gauging the Economy With the Chicago Fed Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News On Monday at 8:30 a.m. EST, the Chicago Fed will release its National Activity Index, a monthly index tracking inflation and overall economic activity. The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a weighted average tracking 85 different monthly economic indicators, drawn from four different categories of data: 1) production and income; 2) employment, unemployment, and hours; 3) personal consumption and housing; and 4) sales, orders, and inventories. The last CFNAI was released on December 21, 2017, and saw the Index decline to +0.15 in November 2017, down from +0.76 in October.Here’s what else is scheduled for The Week Ahead.Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans to speak at Chicago Council of Global Affairs conference on “The Future of Monetary Policy: Embracing the Unconventional” in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFHFA House Price Index, Wednesday, 9 a.m. ESTJobless Claims, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ESTBloomberg Consumer Comfort Index, Thursday, 9:45 a.m. ESTNew Home Sales, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTGross Domestic Product, Friday, 8:30 a.m. EST Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFNAI Chicago Fed National Activity Index Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago the week ahead 2018-01-21 David Wharton  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Call for ‘day of anger’ in Egypt

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Supporters of the ousted Egyptian president are calling for a “day of anger” in response to Wednesday’s violence.638 people are now confirmed to have died when protest camps were cleared in Cairo.The UN Security Council is urging both sides to show restraint.CBS Producer Alex Ortiz who is in the capital doubts that will happen.”We’re expecting the protestors to start gathering following noon prayers in Cairo – they’ve announced 28 march locations inside the capital city alone” he said.”So many here expect that the cycle of violence is going to continue, with more civil strife on the street” he added. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Facebookcenter_img News WhatsApp Previous articleBritish Ministry of Health to promote ‘low alcohol’ wineNext articleDonegal Senator says governments ‘ham fisted’ approach could cost Ireland millions in EU funding News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – August 16, 2013 Call for ‘day of anger’ in Egypt Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

USS Toledo Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Toledo Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London View post tag: Returns USS Toledo Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London With cheers from family and friends rocking the piers in New London, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) returned home to Naval Submarine Base New London, Oct. 12, following a nearly seven-month scheduled deployment.Departing its homeport March 23, USS Toledo deployed to the European Command Area of Responsibility where it executed the nation’s maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.“Your crew demonstrated outstanding determination, agility and resiliency. Furthermore, Toledo’s unflinching ability to respond to emergent tasking was the true test of a well prepared high performance warship, you set the example for the fleet,” said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic in a naval message praising USS Toledo for its achievements while deployed. “A grateful nation is thankful for the sacrifices made by the crew and families of Toledo.”Cmdr. Sam Geiger, commanding officer, USS Toledo, reflected on successfully returning from their deployment, but also one day prior to the Navy’s 237th birthday.“Returning a day prior to the Navy’s birthday is a wonderful way to celebrate and recognize the Navy’s sustained commitment to our nation’s defense,” said Geiger. “Naval Submarine Base New London is filled with fellow submariners who all understand and have accomplished real-world operations like we did aboard USS Toledo. I could not be prouder of my Sailors’ performance while on this deployment.”Geiger also added that while deployed his Sailors performed superbly. “The crew performed as I expected them to, superbly. All submariners learn early on to rely on each other and my Sailors did just that every day,” said Geiger, who was looking forward to his crew having some well-deserved time off. “We have been home for a total of five days in the past eight months and nothing is like being home.”Family members have looked forward to the return of their Sailors.“We are all so happy to have our Sailors on the USS Toledo home safe. While they were far from our arms during this deployment they were never far from our hearts and our prayers. We are very proud of the entire crew on the job that they have done and will continue to do for our country,” said Priscilla Picerno, ombudsman, USS Toledo.Some Sailors were selected to be first in line to greet their family members. Chief Electronics Technician (SS) Daryl Escano greeted his five-year old son, Daniel; while Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class (SS) Matthew Anderson greeted his fiance, Hallie Kay.“He just turned five and doesn’t realize how special his task was,” said Sharon Escano. “When I found out that my son was selected I was overjoyed for him to have this unique opportunity to greet his father.”During the deployment a total of five babies were born. Two recent arrivals will greet their fathers for the first time. Logistics Specialist 1st Class (SS) Daniel Edwards greeted his son Jaxson, and Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) Robert Ekwall greeted his son Keegan.Fast-attack submarines like Toledo have multifaceted missions. They use stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.USS Toledo, commissioned Feb. 24, 1995, is the second U.S. warship named for the people of the northwestern Ohio city. The first was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser. Submarine Toledo has a complement of 139 officers and enlisted crew.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 15, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy October 15, 2012 View post tag: Toledo View post tag: Londoncenter_img View post tag: submarine View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: New View post tag: Base View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

Monday a Fun Day for Those Lucky Enough to be at Beach, Boardwalk

first_imgA small, but engaged crowd enjoyed yesterday’s beautiful weather. A small but engaged crowd enjoyed yesterday’s beautiful weather. Apparently October is going to have something to say about September’s reputation as “the best month” at the Jersey Shore.On Monday a cloudless sky, 75 degree-temperatures, cool but gentle breeze and good wave action added up to a great day for outdoor activities.A small but enthusiastic group of people took advantage of yesterday’s near-perfect weather by visiting the beach and boardwalk at America’s Greatest Family Resort.Cloudless sky over the Music PierTwo Philadelphia ladies, Grace McNamara and Phyllis Livingston gave OCNJDaily their names but declined to pose for a picture.“Grace is supposed to be at work today, and that’s the last thing she needs,” Phyllis said. “I have an excused personal day so I have nothing to worry about.”The ladies said they drove down to Ocean City as soon as they heard about the weather forecast, according to Phyllis.“I told her I really wanted to take my shoes off and just feel the sand and go in the water up to my ankles,” Phyllis said. “I was only half serious but the next thing I knew she was calling out sick to work.”“Totally worth it,” said Grace.Manager Rosario Palmieri of Litterers Food CourtLitterer’s Food Court was one of the few boardwalk restaurants open for business.“I’ve been working on the boardwalk for 40 years,” said Rosario Palmieri, the eatery’s manager. “We try to stay open as long as we can if the weather isn’t terrible,” he said. “Weather is beautiful but (business) is slow today,” he said.Nearby, three members of the Ocean City High School surf team were ready to enter the water. James Baccala, a senior, said the trio was going to practice for a match tomorrow on Long Beach Island against Southern Regional.Ocean City High surf team members (from left) James Baccala, Craig Nordberg, and Sam Olivia took advantage of the weather.“Definitely a good day to go out,” he said.A small but rowdy group of fellow students watched the wave action. Apparently, it was a good day to stay in as well.“As long as they beat Mainland, we’re good,” one of the students said.Today’s forecast calls for another beautiful weather day, with even warmer temperatures predicted.last_img read more

Protest erupts over police car driving through crowd

first_imgTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Protesters have set a large fire, damaged buildings and marched with signs in response to a police car driving through a crowd in Tacoma, Washington. The demonstrators gathered Sunday evening near the intersection where at least two people were hurt on Saturday. Police say the officer had responded to a call about street racers when people in the crowd began hitting the police vehicle. Video widely shared online shows the car plowing through the crowd of pedestrians, hitting at least one person. Police say the officer has been placed on administrative leave. Protesters told news outlets Sunday that they want the officer to be fired.last_img read more

Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on Constellations & Honeymoon in Vegas

first_imgThe 2014-15 Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the third time this season to determine the eligibility of Honeymoon in Vegas and Constellations. The committee will meet one more time this spring to determine the eligibility of this season’s remaining shows. The committee previously met in January and in November 2014. Nominations will be announced on April 28. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 7. The committee made the following determinations: Tony Danza will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical category for his performance in Honeymoon in Vegas. Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson will be considered eligible in the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play categories for their respective performances in Constellations. All other eligibility determinations were consistent with the show’s opening night credits, meaning both Rob McClure and Brynn O’Malley will be eligible for the Leading categories for the Jason Robert Brown tuner. View Commentslast_img read more