June 26, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 244Motor Vehicle Stops: 18Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 24Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 8 EMS callsFight, 100 block Wesley Ave., at 4:18amWarrant, 1500 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 4:45amFight, 500 block 8th St., at 8:10amBurglary, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 9:37amHarassment, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 9:50amTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:43amTheft, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 12:40pmWarrant, 1100 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 1:51pmCDS, 1000 block Beach, at 10:52pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 11:44pm June 25, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 219Motor Vehicle Stops: 36Motor Vehicle Accidents: 7Property Checks: 29Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS callsTheft, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 9:00amMotor vehicle accident, Bay Rd., at 9:12amMotor vehicle accident, Victoria La., at 9:57amMotor vehicle accident, Wayne Ave., at 12:00pmBurglary, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 1:49pmWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 3:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St., at 4:14pmMotor vehicle accident, 4th St., at 4:22pmMotor vehicle accident, 35th St. & Bay Ave., at 5:45pmMotor vehicle accident, 1200 block Ocean Ave., at 6:45pmTheft, 1200 block Asbury Ave., at 9:20pm June 24, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 169Motor Vehicle Stops: 18Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 18Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 9:30amTheft, 800 block Delancey Pl., at 9:49amDomestic violence, W. 6th Street, at 10:50amMotor vehicle accident, 38th St. & Central Ave., at 12:31pmDomestic violence, 900 block Palen Ave., at 2:03pmAssault, 300 block Wesley Ave., at 7:37pmMotor vehicle accident, 4th St. & Ocean Ave., at 9:33pm June 23, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 187Motor Vehicle Stops: 35Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 24Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 12 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & West Ave., at 8:10amMotor vehicle accident, 1500 block Wesley Ave., at 8:22amWarrant, 2400 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 12:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 6:57pmTheft, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 9:52pm June 27, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 268Motor Vehicle Stops: 32Motor Vehicle Accidents: 5Property Checks: 30Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 8 EMS callsCriminal mischief, 700 block Wesley Ave., at 7:55amMotor vehicle accident, 11th St. & Wesley Ave., at 12:01pmMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 1:25pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th Street Bridge, at 5:26pmMotor vehicle accident, 36th St. & West Ave., at 7:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 10:23pmBurglary, 2400 block Central Ave., at 10:41pmTheft, 200 block 9th Street, at 11:00pm June 22, 2014: Sunday Calls for service: 202Motor Vehicle Stops: 45Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 27Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 11 EMS callsRobbery, 4700 block Asbury Ave., at 3:06amTheft, 1000 block Simpson Ave., at 1:39amFight, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 9:47pmWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 10:39pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESJune 22 – 28, 2014Calls for Service: 1,628Daily Average: 232 June 28, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 338Motor Vehicle Stops: 42Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 33Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 9 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 4th St. & Atlantic Ave., at 10:13amCriminal mischief, 800 block 9th St., at 10:25amTheft, Arkansas Ave., at 1:18pmTheft, 3300 block Asbury Ave., at 2:45pmMotor vehicle accident, 18th St. & West Ave., at 3:36pmBurglary, 800 block Brighton Pl., at 3:45pmMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 9th Street, at4:45pmCDS, 1800 block Wesley Ave., at 11:28pm 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.
Dark Star Orchestra will be hitting the road this summer, a month after the sixth iteration of their annual festival, Dark Star Jubilee, wraps up over Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th through 28th in Thornville, Ohio. Dark Star’s summer tour will kick off in Aurora, Illinois, with two nights at RiverEdge Park, before hitting a number of Midwest dates. From their, the band will move east, with two nights at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire at the end of July to start the East coast leg of the run. A month later, the band will work its way down to Black Mountain, North Carolina, where their summer tour will close with a two-night stand at Pisgah Brewing Company.This tour, Dark Star Orchestra will be offering a VIP soundcheck experience in honor of the band’s 20th anniversary, which offers fans pre-show venue access for soundcheck in addition to a number of special goodies and a poster signing. You can buy tickets for any of the shows or upgrade to the VIP experience on Dark Star Orchestra’s website here. You can also check out the full dates for summer tour below.Dark Star Orchestra 2017 Summer Tour6/24 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park6/25 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café6/28 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre6/30 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s7/1 – Eureka Springs, AR – Highberry Music Festival7/28 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom7/29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom7/30 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent 8/1 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery8/2 – Buffalo, NY – Canalside Buffalo 8/4 – Rochester, NY – Frontier Field8/5 – Jay, VT – Jay Peak Resort 8/6 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier8/9 – Washington D.C. – The Hamilton8/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE8/11 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival8/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage8/14 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork 8/15 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork8/17 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours8/18 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company8/19 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company
Three strangers, one journey – Vaya unpicks the stories of three characters who are travelling to Joburg. It explores their expectations – and the realities – of the big city.Zanele, played by Zimkitha Nyoka, hopes to change her life by moving to Jozi. (Image: Rififi Pictures)Sulaiman PhilipPeople have always been drawn to the big city, and this pull is at the heart of the new feature film from award-winning director Akin Omotoso.Vaya tells three separate stories of three passengers travelling from KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg. They are strangers on a train whose destinies are intertwined as they navigate the foreign and exotic world with which they are unprepared to deal.His film was about the challenge of not losing yourself in a new place, Omotoso told Variety. And it is based on the true stories of writers in the Homeless Writers Project, a writing workshop for people living on the streets of Johannesburg.Nhlanhla (Sihle Xaba) is drawn to Jozi by the promise of easy wealth. (Image: Riffifi Pictures)“Vaya is the story of travellers who arrive in Johannesburg with different hopes and plans, only to discover the hard realities of life when you’re not in control of your own destiny. I wanted to explore the feeling of arrival – with its built-in expectations and fears – in a way that’s true to a lot of places.”Sibusiso Msimang is Nkulu, the oldest son changed by the journey to collect his fathers remains. (Image: Riffifi Pictures)Nkulu, played by Sibusiso Msimang, is travelling to fetch his father’s remains so they can be buried in his rural home. Zanele (Zimkhitha Nyoka) is chaperoning a young girl on her way to meet her mother. For her, the trip is a chance to change her life and make her dreams come true. Sihle Xaba plays Nhlanhla, a young man attracted by the prospect of quick and easy money. Unable to pay his dowry, he accepts a job from his cousin that promises to solve his financial woes.Eight years in the making, Vaya premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and had a limited run to qualify for Oscar consideration. It opened in South Africa at the end of October. “Many filmmakers have utilised the network narrative to relay broad social commentary,” said Cameron Bailey, director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Omotoso, bolstered by brilliant performances and Kabelo Thathe’s sizzling camerawork, wisely focuses on tension, character and milieu, leaving the conclusions up to us.”Omotoso holds that his belief in story-telling, as opposed to action-driven moviemaking, makes Vaya a better film. It gives audiences, he says, a way to identify with characters who live lives very different from their own.“You’ve gotta find something in the stories that resonates with its people, and just the idea of what it’s like to not have your own urgency, what it’s like to be at the mercy of other people – that is the key element explored in Vaya.”The long creative process has resulted in a film of which Omotoso and his team are rightly proud. It gave the production team, and its first-time script writers, the opportunity to flesh out a story that has been described as “amazing”.“Having walked with this film for years, I felt a bit like a marathon runner, who prepares themselves for everything, including the emotional roller coaster to come. The shooting was not easy, as we shot in real locations with real challenges but the readiness and vision shared by everyone involved was there.”Akin Okomotso at the Vaya screening at the Berlinale in Germany. (Image: Berlinale)Vaya’s international success has shone a light on the quality of African film. Omotoso says new technologies and new platforms make this an exciting time to be an African filmmaker. The world, he argues, is ready for African filmmakers telling African stories.What is needed to build a sustainable film industry able to create high-quality content is easier access to funding, growing audiences, holding down costs by improving infrastructure, and improving distribution and marketing.“Sustainability in the long run means that multiple projects can be developed and given the utmost opportunity to be successful. And somebody has to fund your film, and hopefully you want to give that person their money back. And the distributor has to put the film out and they too want to get their money back. How you get your content to the audience is still a compelling discussion. But it’s a very exciting time to be a filmmaker.”Okomotso says African filmmakers must continue to build on the foundations laid by pioneering African artists. A Nigerian, he has lived in South Africa for a decade. He points to his own multicultural life experience to explain the edge African filmmakers have.African artists must not “squander the opportunity to tell (African) stories”, he says. They must take advantage of the opportunities that are now available. “It’s important for the world that African cinema exists.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Tags:#social media The infographic from the survey has some other interesting pieces of data, which you can scope out below. (Watch out for that second pie chart, because either the “Other” slice is too big, or the reported 12% figure is too small.) While men buy into the productivity of social media use in the workplace more than women, it’s women that actually use those tools more than their male colleagues.A new study from Ipsos commissioned by Microsoft found that 46% of respondents believed that their work was more productive using social media tools. Breaking that down by gender, 49% of men believe they get more work done using social media, with 44% of women making the same argument.Like any other survey sponsored by a big corporation, there’s a hidden message. In this case, Microsoft wants to push increased use of social tools in the enterprise, particularly with its stable of Yammer products, and SharePoint.Getting social media implemented in the enterprise (or any other workplace) hasn’t been easy. Pointy-haired bosses were cited as a significant friction point on social media use in the survey: 34% of respondents blamed management for underestimating the benefits of social software in the workplace. When asked what the specific reasons why they believed social media was being restricted, men blamed security concerns and women put the finger on productivity loss.The survey results about on the actual use of social media were interesting across the genders. Women were found to be more likely to use social media in four of the top five implementations of social media: communicating with colleagues, sharing/reviewing documents, communicating with clients and promoting a work-related initiative. Men were more likely to grow their own professional networks, the survey found. brian proffitt IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer calls for a more ruthless Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer wants to see Manchester United kill off their opponents.The Red Devils blew a 1-0 goal lead against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.Despite eventually winning on penalties, Solskjaer says his team must make it easier on themselves in the future.He said: “We go 1-0 up in many games and, today again, we go 1-0 up and you think go on then, get the second, which is the key now.”And that’s a learning curve for these boys as well. We need to go for the second. At this club, we don’t just sit back and hope that’s enough.”If you settle for good enough, that’s not what we want.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sheffield Utd to bid for Brentford striker Ollie Watkinsby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United are eyeing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins.Chris Wilder and his team are looking for another striker, even though they bought Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson in the summer.Brentford forward Watkins has been tracked since the start of a campaign in which he has become one of the Championship’s top scorers, says The Sun.United have fancied Watkins for years as he can play anywhere across the front line.And his run of scoring in a new central role confirmed their belief in him.Crystal Palace wanted Watkins in the last window but he was priced too high for their liking.
North Carolina is taking on Boston College on the road today, and Tar Heels freshman point guard Joel Berry is returning to the court after missing nearly a month with an injury.The ACC Network put up the following graphic to discuss Berry’s return, with one small problem. The player in the headshot isn’t Berry. Instead, it’s N.C. state quarterback Jacoby Brissett.Nope. That’s not @JoelBerryII. pic.twitter.com/L1l3A1KnXi— UNC Humor (@UNCMemes) February 7, 2015Now, Brissett and Berry share the same initials and both play in the state of North Carolina. And the point guard is the quarterback on the basketball court, right? So I guess it’s close enough.Actually no, it’s not. At all. But at least this graphic was in coherent English, as opposed to this one involving UNC.
JCDC, held a special flag-raising ceremony on August 4 As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), held a special flag-raising ceremony on August 4, in front of the agency’s head office on Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10.The short ceremony involved the singing of the National Anthem, accompanied by the hoisting of the national flag. Later, chocolate tea and salt-fish fritters were served to guests.Earlier, 12 staff members, six males and six females, donned costumes to perform the traditional Maypole dance, with JCDC’s Dance Co-ordinator, Jennifer Morgan Garwood and Subject Specialist for Speech, Drama and Literary Arts, Andrew Brodber, controlling the pole.Deputy Executive Director of the JCDC, Noel Campbell, told JIS News that it was important for staff to show appreciation for Jamaica’s culture. He noted that for the past six months, the agency has been hoisting the national flag on the first Monday of each month.“We usually add variety to it, and not make it the same each time, so a member of staff might say a poem or do a dance. Today, we decided to extend ourselves a little more by having refreshments and put a little more spice and flavour,” he said,Apart from the flag-raising events, he said the cultural agency has, for the past six months, been playing the National Anthem at 8:30 a.m. each day at its head office and parish offices.“So, it is piped throughout the buildings and wherever it catches you, wherever you are, staff members usually respond as we really want them to,” he said.Meanwhile, veteran Broadcaster and Chairman of the JCDC, Fae Ellington, who attended the function, told JIS News that the occasion was a time to reflect on the many blessings and achievements as an independent nation.She noted that the playing of the National Anthem at specific times during the day allows persons to reflect on the significance of the words of the song, and that the hoisting of the national flag in the morning and taking it down at sunset was also important in the life of the country.The Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, is mandated to unearth, develop, preserve and promote creative talents and expressions of the Jamaican people.Also in attendance at the ceremony were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Sydney Bartley; Programmes Management Director, Dorrett Thaxter and representatives of offices located near the JCDC’s headquarters. Story Highlights Staff members donned costumes to perform the traditional Maypole dance The cultural agency plays the National Anthem at 8:30 a.m. each day