Mayor Jay Gillian: Drone Ban Appropriate to Protect Public

first_imgA fully rigged drone equipped with a GoPro camera flies over Ocean City in a 2014 demonstration.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Nov. 13. (Read more: Ocean City Passes 9-Month Ban on Drones.)Dear Friends,Last night, City Council passed an ordinance banning drones and included a sunset clause on the ordinance for September 2016.  I believe this ordinance is the appropriate step to protect public safety and privacy while we wait for the FAA to develop rules for the use of drones.  With any issue we discuss as a government, there are positives and negatives.  In this case, I felt very strongly that the city needed to proactively address this issue to protect our guests, residents and businesses from potential accidents.Please remember we will be holding a Town Hall Meeting tomorrow regarding the pump station project for the neighborhood between 2nd and 8th Streets west of West Avenue.  This meeting will take place on Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 AM at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the library located at 1735 Simpson Avenue.  Representatives of the design engineering firm will be present to explain the project and answer questions.The north end beach replenishment project is progressing well.  The contractor is close to finishing the northern part of the project and expects to turn the pipe to start southward this weekend. If all goes well, and weather permitting, the replenishment project may be completed by Christmas.Beginning Wednesday, November 18th we will begin on a trial basis opening the Aquatic and Fitness Center at 5:00 AM.  We are expanding the operating time at the request of several of our guests, and hope this change helps our families fit exercise into their daily schedule.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

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Wood Appoints Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

first_imgWood has appointed Paula Murphy to the newly-created role of chief marketing & communications officer.Murphy joins Wood from Arcadis where she was global head of marketing & communications.Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood, said: “As we approach the first anniversary of the formation of Wood, now a leading player in the global energy and industrial markets, we recognised the need for a new role of chief marketing & communications officer. Paula will be responsible for all our marketing and communications activities and will play a key role in building the Wood brand, raising the profile of our capabilities across global energy and industrial markets.”Murphy has marketing and communications experience across numerous sectors including construction, environmental services, water and infrastructure. A graduate of Glasgow University and a post graduate of Oxford University, Murphy has an MA in Politics & English Literarture, an MBA and post graduate diplomas in marketing and global business.last_img read more

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Henry praises female rugby team’s performance in Mexico

first_imgTHEODORE Henry, head coach of Guyana’s female Sevens rugby team, is showering his charges with praises following their showing at the just-concluded Rugby Americas North (RAN) in Mexico.Henry led the Guyanese women back on the international stage after a hiatus of a few years, and according to the dreadlocks-wearing coach, despite Guyana not finishing in the top three of the championships, he’s satisfied and proud of the team’s performance.“We managed to upset last year’s champions, who eventually brought third this year,” Henry said, speaking about Guyana’s 19-12 win over Jamaica in their opening game of the tournament.“We went down in a nail-biter to Trinidad and Tobago (5-12) who are in the top three also, but then had a major blow with the injury of Abioce Heywood which totally devastated the team,” Henry explained.Heywood suffered a concussion and was hospitalised, as Henry explained, “Her absence was a severe blow to us and it was evident that a lot of players were physiologically affected by her injury which was evident on day two where we were only able to record a draw against a Bermudian (7-7) team that was no match for us.”“I’m very proud of the ladies overall for enduring the high altitude which affected them especially Cindy Fraser, our speedster who was not able to perform to her fullest potential because she is asthmatic,” said Henry.Guyana narrowly lost to eventual winners Mexico 12-17 in their encounter, but were hammered 66-0 by French Guiana. Henry is, however, adamant that “given all the factors that severely affected us, high altitude and Heywood’s injury, I thought we gave a good account of ourselves.”last_img read more

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Anthony Joshua rematch ‘will not be in UK’ – Andy Ruiz –

first_imgThe rematch between unified world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua will not happen in the United Kingdom according to the titleholder.Anthony Joshua was stunned on June 1, 2019, in New York by Ruiz.The rematch is contractually expected to happen between the duo in Briton.According to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was the “frontrunner” venue for the return bout.However, Ruiz has debunked the assertion that the fight between himself and the British boxer will not happen in the UK.He said on the Joe Rogen’s Experience “That’s not going to happen” when asked the possibility of the match being held in the United Kingdom.He added: “We have been going back and forth, my team and their team. I’d love to have it back at Madison Square Garden to run it back.“The Staples Center [Los Angeles], Las Vegas would have been great too.”Ruiz, 29, has also cleared the air on the likelihood that the fight will not happen to say on the emphasis that the bout will “definitely” happen this year.“I don’t think we will be changing too much,” he added. “Just exactly what we did for the last one is what we will be doing, just more intense.“I’m willing to fight anybody, as soon as I win the rematch. Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder – anybody.”American-born Ruiz, who fights under a Mexican flag as a result of his heritage, says he has watched the fight “about 30 times” and revealed his life has transformed since the win.“A lot of people didn’t know we were struggling a lot even before this fight,” he said. “I was with Top Rank [promoters] and not getting a lot of fights.I had one more fight left with them and they didn’t want to let me go so I had to pay the contract off. Everything turned around so quickly.“From having nothing to wanting something in life is big motivation, especially me – I have five kids.It feels nice getting the stuff I always wanted, seeing famous people having nice stuff, now I can get it for myself, my family, kids, and mother.” Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

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7-year-old laid to rest following horrific accident

first_imgA seven-year-old boy was laid to rest on Thursday after he was killed in an accident on Tuesday in Essequibo.Jagdesh Mohanlall, a Primary One student from Aurora Primary School, was paid glowing tributes as he was laid to rest in the presence of scores of family Scenes from the funeral of Jagdesh Mohanlallmembers, friends, and residents.According to his uncle, he was going to purchase kite paper on Tuesday when he met his demise.He was struck down by motor car PNN 9465 driven by a businessman of Hibernia, Essequibo Coast.Jagdesh is survived by his father, Balram, who cared for him after his mom died.last_img read more

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School District 60 releases scenario maps for new catchment areas

first_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has released three scenario maps for school catchment areas for the planned opening of Anne Roberts Young Elementary School, which is set for September 2020.According to the School District, in order to populate the new school, part of the planning process requires the redrawing of some of the elementary school catchment areas.In each scenario, the School District says Areas north of 100 Avenue currently in Robert Ogilvie catchment will move to Anne Roberts Young and areas along the airport road that are in the Robert Ogilvie catchment, including the flower streets near the airport roundabout, will move to Anne Roberts Young.- Advertisement -The School District also says the Margaret Ma Murray catchment East of 100 street will change but those changes will be determined at a future date.For more information, you can visit the School District’s website.Here are the three scenario maps for school catchment areas:Advertisementlast_img read more

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