HOBOKEN — Sunday, February 11, 11 a.m., at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, will hold an event for kids ages 3-11. In celebration of Chinese New Year, Vickie Lee will read her story RUBY’S CHINESE NEW YEAR. Come make a paper lantern or a fan and learn about this colorful holiday.
A fundraiser entitled “Skato With Kato” is set for Saturday, June 4th, starting at 4 p.m. at the Cape May County Skate park, 5th and West Ave., for the benefit of the Humane Society of Ocean City.The event is historic in that it will be the first-ever organized skate contest at the park, which opened last September. It is open to all ages and skill levels.It is named in honor of a dog named Kato, the pet of Humane Society employee Phil Bellucci. Organizers said Kato was believed to need knee surgery, but upon further examination at the Humane Society and some physical therapy, the dog and his limbs received a clean bill of health.“Originally it was going to be called ‘Skato for Kato’ but as it turned out, happily, we are calling it Skato with Kato,” said Willie Fannon, an event organizer and Owner of Ocean City NJ Surf School.“Kato will be there, with us at the event,” Fannon said. There will also be live music by local punk band The Sheckies, and admission is free. There will be a $10 registration fee to take part in the skate competition, with all proceeds going directly to the Humane Society, a no-kill shelter established in 1964.The Ocean City High School field hockey team will operate a refreshment booth.Dogs from the shelter will be on hand to interact with those in attendance and anyone interested in adopting a pet will be given the pertinent information.Artist Dave Mass will create spray-painted works of art which will be among the prizes offered.Word of mouth at the skate park has spread like wildfire about the contest, Fanon said. “I expect we are going to have a really nice turnout and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”Fannon should know, he formerly organized and ran skate contests at the old skate park located near Gillian’s Wonderland amusements.This event will include two different portions of competition. There will be age groups and male and female divisions in a free skate that utilizes the entire park, Fannon said. Competitors will have a time limit, the length of which will be determined by the number of entrants, and will attempt to wow a panel of judges based on their moves. Prizes will be awarded for 16 and under and advanced skaters, male and female.The event’s climax will be a “Bowl Jam,” Fanon said. It will be an open competition, male and female, all ages. Each participant will drop in the park’s bowl and have a period of time to make a creative run to impress the judges. The victor of this winner-take-all event will take home a skateboard ramp donated by Peace of Wood on Asbury Ave.“It’s going to be a great time and I hope everyone will come out and enjoy the festivities,” said Fannon, who thanked the sponsors and the City of Ocean City for supporting the event. Skato with Kato Event Poster
Up close with a barred owl. (Jane Naliboff)At first glance I thought perhaps this barred owl was injured as it sat in the snow.Until I observed a furry gray tail sticking out. A sad day for Squirrel, breakfast for Owl. We know who’s at the top of the backyard food chain. (Jane Naliboff)Barred owl portrait day. (Jane Naliboff)Early morning sun warms these Highland cattle in Readfield. (Jane Naliboff)Long haired HIghland cattle baby and family in Readfield. Their long, thick coats make them a good fit for Maine winters. (Jane Naliboff)Frozen (Jane Naliboff)Mourning doves house hunting. (Jane Naliboff)Chickadee on glass. (Jane Naliboff)Chickadee in glass. (Jane Naliboff)Bluejay waiting for a turn in the snack bar. (Jane Naliboff)Last week a female shows up and this week the male Northern Cardinal shows up. Wilton. (Jim Knox)Self pride. Sometimes it’s better to lose the battle then the war! A deer with a hurt ear, in Wilton. (Jim Knox)
Phish’s thirteen-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden is officially in the past. After wrapping up earlier in the beginning of August, many Phish fans have their eyes set of the Vermont foursome’s Colorado tour closer at Dick’s Sporting Good Park next weekend. However, while we’re beginning to look to the future, many of us are still wrapping our minds around the historic run. As a fan or not, Phish’s Baker’s Dozen is the stuff of legends, and the group has a banner raised in MSG to prove it.DJ Logic, Members of Disco Biscuits, Break Science, & New Mastersounds To Play Post-Phish Dick’sIf you’ve been wanting to relive some of the magic of those sweet, sweet thirteen nights, then you’re in luck. A hero by the name of Simon Goetz has created a brand-new website that contains audience recordings of each night of the run, so we can enjoy the audio from the entirety of Baker’s Dozen for free. Not only that, but the aesthetics of the website are pretty on point. Take a look and a listen for yourself here.Donut Sampler: Relive Phish’s Baker’s Dozen By Rewatching These Free Pro-Shot Videos[Photo:Christian Stewart]
When it comes to buying a gift for that hard-to-please person on your shopping list, gift cards may be the perfect solution. They are convenient and popular, and many people view them as the next best thing to cash. A University of Georgia expert warns, unlike cash, gift cards can expire and lose their value. “Different cards come with different terms and conditions related to fees, expiration dates, where you can use them and what happens if they’re lost or stolen,” said Michael Rupured, a UGA Cooperative Extension financial specialist. “Gift cards are definitely not all created equally. There can be some big differences from one card to another.” Some charge a feeSome actually cost more money than what they’re worth, he said. For example, a $50 gift card can cost $55. “You’ve lost $5 from the purchase fee right off the bat with this type of gift card,” Rupured said. “Typically, these are the gift cards that can be used at many locations.” Gift cards bought directly from a retailer are usually offered at face value, he said. But they may have different charges associated with them. A cardholder can be penalized for not using their gift card. Some companies deduct a nonusage fee starting about six months after the card’s purchase. “This is a concern, because many people set gift cards aside and forget about them,” Rupured said. “And this fee will continue to be subtracted from the card until its value is depleted.” Other fees can applyPer-use transaction fees are another possible drawback to using gift cards, he said. This fee is deducted from the gift card if the entire amount isn’t used in one transaction. Rupured said a fee can be charged when you call to check the card’s balance. This could also reduce the face value of some gift cards. Most of these fees are explained in the card’s fine print. “All of these fees and terms should be disclosed, perhaps on the card itself,” he said. “More often, the fees are explained in a separate document, on a Web site or from a toll-free number.” Just like cash, if you lose a gift card, the person who finds it can pick it up and use it. Keep a record of the card informationFor safety sake, Rupured recommends writing the gift card’s unique number on your receipt. Then attach the receipt to the gift card. “The person you give it to will know how much you’ve paid,” he said. “Now they’ll have the information they need to replace it if it’s lost.” Even with these downsides, as long as you pay attention to the terms, gift cards can be useful, he said. “A lot of retailers don’t charge any fees for using their gift cards,” Rupured said. “And if you have family or friends in different cities, you can give a gift card from a major retailer. Just check to make sure they have the same retailer near by.” Worried? Write a checkIf you’re leery of gift cards, Rupured suggests giving a personal check. “There aren’t any fees associated with it, and the recipients can get the cash and use it anyway they like,” he said. Despite your good intentions, your gift card may never be redeemed. “I recently read that a fifth of all gift cards purchased last year were never redeemed,” Rupured said. “Recipients said they either didn’t have time to go shopping or couldn’t find anything to buy.”
On The Blogs: Japan To Propose Offshore Wind Development Rules FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Offshore Wind Biz:The Japanese government will submit a bill on offshore wind development to the National Diet on 22 January, according to Japan Times. Given that Japan does not have unified rules for offshore wind operations, the bill would bring more clarity within the industry as it specifies the rules.If the bill gets Diet approval, it would see that the government first composes a basic policy, followed by the industry and transport ministries identifying areas for promoting offshore wind, after which the government would invite and select candidates to use the locations.According to the media, due to the current lack of rules, interested developers are obstructed to achieve an agreement with stakeholders, as well as the shipping and fisheries industries, therefore the bill is expected to define the required procedures.A report, released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in March last year, showed that Japanese offshore wind resources have been largely overlooked, but have tremendous potential and can viably contribute to the country’s baseload power in the post-nuclear era.The current aims of the government are to increase the share of renewable energy to 22-24% of all electricity sources by 2030, which equaled 15% in fiscal 2016.More: https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/01/12/japanese-govt-to-set-out-offshore-wind-rules/
By Dialogo January 29, 2015 They each have a remote control system that can be used in minefields, thereby reducing injuries to Troops. They also have weapons systems that can be operated remotely, and can travel up to 100 kilometers an hour. Guatemalan Army Troops, counter-narcotics agents and prosecutors recently worked together to eradicate more than 4.64 million poppy plants that could have been used to produce more than $15 million in heroin. They each have a remote control system that can be used in minefields, thereby reducing injuries to Troops. They also have weapons systems that can be operated remotely, and can travel up to 100 kilometers an hour. Colombian National Army introduces 32 new light armored vehicles “This equipment and other capabilities that we have acquired are a sign of the modernization and transformation of our Armed Forces,” Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón told reporters. The vehicles, which cost $84 million, will be housed at a new tactical unit in the municipality of Distracción in the Department of La Guajira. Each vehicle can transport 11 Soldiers, and Troops will use them to patrol the northern part of the country. The Colombian National Army recently introduced a fleet of 32 new light armored vehicles that will be used to fight narco-trafficking and other crimes and improve infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Defense. Colombian National Army introduces 32 new light armored vehicles Guatemalan Army Helps Destroy Millions of Poppy Plants Guatemalan Army Helps Destroy Millions of Poppy Plants Soldiers, prosecutors, and about 300 counter-narcotics officials carried out the mission in the villages of Vega del Suchiate and Malacatillo in the Department of San Marcos, which borders Mexico, Guatemala’s Ministry of the Interior reported on January 27. “This equipment and other capabilities that we have acquired are a sign of the modernization and transformation of our Armed Forces,” Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón told reporters. The Colombian National Army recently introduced a fleet of 32 new light armored vehicles that will be used to fight narco-trafficking and other crimes and improve infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Defense. The vehicles, which cost $84 million, will be housed at a new tactical unit in the municipality of Distracción in the Department of La Guajira. Each vehicle can transport 11 Soldiers, and Troops will use them to patrol the northern part of the country. Guatemalan Army Troops, counter-narcotics agents and prosecutors recently worked together to eradicate more than 4.64 million poppy plants that could have been used to produce more than $15 million in heroin. Soldiers, prosecutors, and about 300 counter-narcotics officials carried out the mission in the villages of Vega del Suchiate and Malacatillo in the Department of San Marcos, which borders Mexico, Guatemala’s Ministry of the Interior reported on January 27.
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Robert Lee Cornelius Sr.June 9, 1954 – March 19, 2017Robert Cornelius Sr., of Guilford, passed away Sunday March 19th 2017. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Betty (Horstman) Cornelius; his two sons, Major Robert (Liz) Cornelius Jr. of Fort Hood, TX, and Bryan (Abby) Cornelius of Lawrenceburg; and five grandchildren. He also leaves six siblings Allan Cornelius of Cincinnati, Betty Cornelius of Lawrenceburg, Mary Christine (Mark) Eckstein of Monrovia, IN, Timothy Cornelius of Lawrenceburg, Harry Cornelius Jr. of Lawrenceburg, and Rick (Lori) Cornelius of Bright. Also numerous nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by parents Harry Cornelius Sr, and Ruth (Lingg) Cornelius; and brother Kelly Cornelius.Bob grew up on Mt. Pleasant Rd, and graduated North Dearborn High School 1972. Bob spent over 20 years volunteering as a coach for local youth football leagues. He also was an avid coon hunter. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.Visitation is Saturday, March 25, from 9:00-11:30 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial is at St. Martin Church, All Saints Parish, Yorkville, Indiana at 12:00.Memorials: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, Miller-York Fire Dept.