Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesday.The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 8:27 p.m. Forecasters predict a level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.A full moon, rain and northeast winds are expected to contribute to flooding conditions.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For police and fire department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.last_img read more

After cancellation of Asheville Marathon and Half, runners make the best of it

first_imgJust a week before the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate was scheduled to take place, more than 2,500 runners received the news that the event was canceled due to COVID-19. “To say we were disappointed we had to cancel is an understatement,” race representatives said in a press release. “With runners coming from nearly all 50 states, we knew our participants had made many personal sacrifices and trained on average 4-6 months for these endurance events.”  Race Director Daphne Kirkwood also got in on the action, running her first half marathon after being diagnosed with lymphoma nearly two years ago. “I ran in solidarity today with all the virtual runners participating in the Asheville Marathon,” Kirkwood said. “Today I celebrate with all of you, we are in this together. Running will help us through this tough time we are all in. Keep running. Keep hope. Keep believing. Keep loving.” Photo from Getty Images “The trails at Biltmore may have been more inviting but what the heck, adaptability is the key,” said Bruce Nelson of Arkansas, who participated in the virtual race.  “I had fun exploring all the New York tourist spots I usually avoid,” said Shirley Mei, who ran her race in New York City. Mei also used her run as a chance to fundraise for cancer research with Team in Training. “The miles are meaningful, but the funds raised mean even more,” she said.  Determined to make the most of it anyway, the marathon decided to go virtual. Four hundred and fifteen runners joined the online event, running their full or half marathons on their own at home. “We received photos from an almost empty New York City, snowy trails from Arkansas, and chalk-covered sidewalks from children who cheered on their mom’s and dad’s,” race representatives said. last_img read more

Video of ‘Lion King’ Cast Singing on NYC Subway is Epic

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Only in New York. Cast members of the Broadway hit “Lion King” woke up a sleepy New York City subway train in late June with a booming rendition of “Circle of Life.” A video of the subway performance began circulating on YouTube this week and has already generated more than 2.1 million views. Veteran New York City straphangers are accustomed to impromptu performances by street singers or dancers, so it’s no surprise that several riders barely reacted to the surprise—and free—show. The video begins with footage of the A train entering the 59th Street station. One cast member displayed a suspicious smile after entering the train, while another is seen standing nonchalantly reading a book. Then this happened:last_img read more

Catena proposes digital growth expert Cecilia Qvist as new governance advisor

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media Plc will move to expand its Board of Directors to seven active members, proposing Cecilia Qvist as its latest governance appointee.A digital strategy and multi-market growth expert, Qvist currently serves as Global Head of Markets for Spotify Music. Qvist has further held senior executive positions at Ericsson telecommunications and Swedbank.The expected appointment will see Qvist act as a corporate advisor for Catena governance and leadership, as the fast-growing enterprise targets further expansion in new markets and by strengthening its market propositions and assets.Updating investors, Catena governance will propose Qvist to the Nomination Committee at the upcoming Annual General Meeting set for 26 April 2018.Catena governance will further propose that Kathryn Moore Baker is re-elected as Chairman of Board of Directors.Kathryn Moore Baker was appointed Catena Media Chairman in June 2016, and currently leads the firm’s executive search for a new Chief Executive following the departure of Robert Andersson in October 2017.The firm’s leadership is currently being held by Optimizer Invest Partner and enterprise investor, Henrik Persson Ekdahl as acting CEO.last_img read more

Don’t expect miracles from Di Maria- Van Gaal

first_imgAngel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid — pace, energy, incisiveness and goals.Just don’t expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder.”I hope he shall give us good results,” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said at Di Maria’s official presentation on Thursday, “but we cannot expect after two days’ training that he is the miracle what I already read.”No, you have to work for the miracle and he knows that.”At its lowest ebb since the late 1980s, United is attempting to buy its way out of trouble with Di Maria’s arrival for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) taking the 20-time English champions’ spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million).And investment is definitely required. After missing out on European football this season with a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Premier League in May, United slumped to a 4-0 loss to third-tier club MK Dons in the League Cup on Tuesday — one of the most embarrassing results in its history.Such is the prestige and history of United that it was still able to attract one of the world’s top players in Di Maria, who helped Madrid become European champion for a 10th time last season.That’s the level Di Maria hopes he will soon be returning to with United.”I come to Manchester United in order to help the team raise their game and become an important team again,” Di Maria said through a translator.Before his presentation, a highlight reel was played of Di Maria’s best moments during Madrid’s two legs against United in the Champions League two seasons ago. There was the whipped cross for Cristiano Ronaldo’s headed goal. A piece of skill to evade Phil Jones. A dribble around Patrice Evra before unleashing a fierce shot that flew just wide. But the most obvious quality on show was his work rate and relentless energy from midfield.”It is important that he is a team player and that is what I’m liking in Di Maria,” Van Gaal said. “Not only class — he can accelerate the game for us — but he can also play in the interests of the team and that is why we have chosen for this player.”He is a very modest guy and he wants to work. He showed that also last year — he played 52 matches and gave 22 assists. How many players can say that? Twenty-two assists. Then you are also a very social being and in the football world, that is also the case.”Di Maria’s debut is likely to come at Burnley on Saturday, when United goes looking for a first win of the Premier League season after losing to Swansea and drawing at Sunderland.He will be wearing the iconic No. 7 shirt previously donned by club greats Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, George Best and Eric Cantona. Instead of providing added pressure, that simply gives Di Maria added pride.”I was aware of the importance of the No. 7 shirt, Cristiano Ronaldo had spoken to me at Real Madrid and told me how important it was,” Di Maria said. “I wanted to wear this shirt and do as much for the club as Ronaldo and the others could do. The club also wanted me to wear it so I want to live up to it.”Van Gaal also hinted that there will be plenty of comings and goings in United’s squad before the transfer window shuts on Monday.”I had a conversation after lunch with the players and I said maybe after this weekend, we shall have another group because players shall go away and others shall come in,” the Dutchman said.last_img read more