City Council Tells Police Department, “We Have Your Back”

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKICity Council expressed strong support for the Ocean City Police Department Thursday night, saying that it would never consider any efforts to defund the department or reduce public safety in a town that has cultivated an image as “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”Councilman Keith Hartzell said the “No. 1 reason” tourists choose Ocean City as their vacation destination and residents decide to make their homes here is its reputation as a safe, family-friendly community.“You do a damn good job in keeping us safe,” Hartzell said in comments underscoring his support for the department and Police Chief Jay Prettyman.During a discussion at a Council meeting Thursday, Hartzell said he was saddened that some communities across the country are defunding their police departments amid a national reckoning over police brutality.He emphasized that he would not tolerate police misconduct, but said he has never heard any complaints about the Ocean City Police Department.“In Ocean City, we have a professional police force,” he said.The police department was widely praised for the way it handled hundreds of protesters  in June during the peaceful Black Lives Matter march that ended in front of Ocean City’s Public Safety Building.Members of City Council state their support for the police department during their meeting Thursday night.Other members of Council joined Hartzell in declaring their support for the department. They also said they would not consider defunding the police.“We have your back,” newly elected Second Ward Councilman Tom Rotondi said in comments directed at the police department.“We will back you 100 percent of the time,” added Rotondi, who formerly served as a police officer in Lower Township.Rotondi called Prettyman “one of the best law enforcement officers I’ve ever had a chance to speak with.”Echoing the comments of other members of the governing body, Councilman Michael DeVlieger praised the police department for doing “a great job.”Newly elected Third Ward Councilman Jody Levchuk said he fully agreed with Hartzell’s remarks.Council President Bob Barr, seated next to City Clerk Melissa Rasner, says the governing body will not consider defunding the police.Council President Bob Barr forcefully said there will be no thought given to defunding the police.“We’re not going to do that. That’s not what we’re about,” Barr said.He continued, “We support our police to the best we can, and we always will.”Councilwoman Karen Bergman called on city officials and members of the community “to lead by example” by supporting the police.She urged everyone to thank police officers for their service the next time they see one.In other business, Council approved the appointment of Brian Logue to the city’s Zoning Board.Council also convened in closed session to interview other candidates for appointment to the Zoning Board. The Ocean City Police Department was part of an investigation leading to the arrest of a former high school teacher for an alleged sex assault on a student. last_img read more

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Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy in Hudson’s Bay Holiday Campaign

first_imgCatherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy in Hudson's Bay Holiday CampaignAnnie Murphy and Catherine O’Hara YouTubeIt’s a mini Schitt’s Creek union! Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy reunited for the loveliest holiday campaign with Hudson’s Bay. And Moira and Alexis Rose would one hundred percent approve.On Tuesday, November 3, the Canadian department store dropped the most adorable video featuring the two Emmy-winning actresses.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Meanwhile, Murphy said that holiday joy to her is all about spreading the seasonal spirit. “For me, that joy is sobbing through ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ in front of the family Christmas tree.”Though O’Hara has long been a staple of the comedic community, before Murphy made her name on the hit sitcom, she had a difficult time booking roles.“Just before Schitt’s Creek, things were quite bleak,” she said during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show at the start of this year. “My house had just burned down. I had, like, $3 in my bank account. I hadn’t worked in close to two years, and I had just blown my very first screen test … I found myself crying in the Pacific Ocean, a very snotty cry, and the universe was like, ‘Don’t do this anymore. This is not for you!’ But then, two days later, I got the audition for Schitt’s Creek.”- Advertisement – Now look at her working in holiday campaigns with an award under her belt!Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Titled “A Call to Joy,” the duo calls frolics through a snowy forest, a cozy living rooms and a snow globe to bring together people in the name of the holidays. Naturally wearing all their most festive sweaters and party dresses.“Growing up with my big family in Toronto, I was excited every year to see the beautiful holiday window display at Hudson’s Bay,” O’Hara said in a statement, according to Tom + Lorenzo. “I was also thrilled knowing my Mom and Dad would be buying our Christmas presents there! So I’m very happy to join this festive campaign celebrating Canadians and our colorful holiday season.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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4 days agoJamie Carragher believes Liverpool froze at Man Utd

first_imgJamie Carragher believes Liverpool froze at Man Utdby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes they froze at Manchester United for Sunday’s 1-1 draw.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds needed a late Adam Lallana equaliser to rescue a point at Old Trafford after Marcus Rashford’s first-half goal looked to have earned a deserved victory for the struggling Red Devils.Speaking during the game, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I always talk about Everton having almost a mental block when they come to Anfield, and watching Liverpool here, it’s almost like it’s a mental block.”It’s not the same team you usually watch.”I said before the game, United away is always a tough game and you can lose it but it’s the performance more than the scoreline that is the biggest worry for Liverpool. Every time they come to Old Trafford, it is the same problems.”He added: “I think Liverpool will be delighted. It’s very difficult for any team to come to Old Trafford, it’s a derby game and their record is not great here.”It almost feel like certain Liverpool players have a mental block when they come here so to get out with one point, considering how they performed, I think Klopp will be pleased.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Noida A rickshaw driver and a passenger were kill

first_imgNoida: A rickshaw driver and a passenger were killed while another passenger was critically injured after an unidentified four wheeler rammed into the e-rickshaw in phase-II area of Noida on early Wednesday morning. Police are yet to identify the accused driver who fled away from the spot after the incident.According to police, the rickshaw driver identified as Santosh, a native of Jhansi and a passenger Hussain Ali of Uttar Dinajpur district in West Bengal died on the spot while another passenger identified as Riyajul suffered injuries in the incident and has been admitted to the hospital. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe incident occurred around 2 pm on Wednesday near Panchsheel baalak inter college in phase-II area. Farmood Ali Pundeer, Station House Officer of Phase-II police station said that the four wheeler was being driven rashly on the wrong side of road when it collided with the e-rickshaw. “A passerby conveyed information to police and police took the victims to nearby Yatharth hospital where doctors declared two persons as dead on arrival while another man has been admitted to the hospital for treatment.” “Initial investigations into the case showed that the four wheeler involved in the incident was being driven on the wrong side of the road. We are trying to identify the vehicle by checking the CCTV footage of nearby area and are also questioning the nearby shopkeepers,” added Pundeer. Meanwhile police are yet to receive any complaint into the matter.last_img read more

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Just Studio recently launched the official trailer

first_imgJust Studio recently launched the official trailer of its first Bengali feature film titled ‘Purbo Poschim Dokkhin Uttor Ashbei’, on September 28, at the Lake Club, Kolkata. The movie has been produced by Suchandra Vaaniya. Renowned actor of the industry Prasenjit Chatterjee inaugurated the trailer. Actors Arpita Chatterjee, Suchandra Vaaniya, Gaurab Chakraborty, Padmanabha Dasgupta, Satrajit Sarkar and other cast and crew members of the film were present at the event.last_img

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Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on Thursday inspected

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Thursday inspected different ghats in the city to ensure smooth immersion of idols and avoid any untoward incident. The Mayor was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh and Member, Mayor-in-Council (Parks & Gardens) Debasish Kumar.”The immersions will start right from the day of Vijaya Dashami and will continue till Friday, October 11. As directed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, we are making all possible arrangements for smooth immersion and prevention of any untoward incident. Apart from the representatives of the Puja committees, several people also turn up at the ghats to witness the immersions. We are working in tandem with Kolkata Police and will be making periodic inspections in the next few days,” said Hakim. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe inspection was conducted at Baje Kadamtala Ghat, Gwalior Ghat (popularly known as Judges Ghat), Doi Ghat and Nimtala Ghat. All the four ghats witness lakhs of people during Durga idol immersion, with the Baje Kadamtala Ghat topping the list. “The arrangements will be conducted in strict compliance with the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal. Our KMC officials and Kolkata Police have been very sincere and immersions are being carried out smoothly every year. We are hopeful that it will be the same this time too,” an optimistic Hakim added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHe reiterated that due to natural erosion the river bank at Baghbazar Ghat has been affected. “Work needs to be done for strengthening the bank. We will make arrangements and in dangerous portions there will be danger signages to ensure that people do not encroach there,” he said. “We will have arrangement of cranes and pay loaders for immediate removal of the structures. There is a separate demarcated place in the ghats for dumping of flowers, leaves, etc,” a senior KMC official said. He added that a crane barge will be deployed with minimum 30 labourers at Baje Kadamtala Ghat, where the immersion of bigger idols take place. At Judges Ghat, where immersion of smaller idols take place, launches with boats and ropes for containment of idols within a zone will be done and thereafter they will be pulled manually by labourers. “Safety and security are our priorities and there will be reasonable deployment of police in the ghats for this purpose. Once removed from the ghats, the idols are taken away by recyclers deployed by KMC,” the official added.last_img read more

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Tooth loss linked to risk of heart disease

first_imgResearchers have found that adults who have lost teeth due to non-traumatic reasons might have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). “If a person’s teeth fall out, there may be other underlying health concerns. Clinicians should be recommending that people in this age group receive adequate oral health care to prevent the diseases that lead to tooth loss in the first place and as potentially another way of reducing risk of future cardiovascular disease,” said study lead author Hamad Mohammed Qabha, MBBS from Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThe causal association between oral disease and cardiovascular disease is not well known, so researchers in this study conducted a secondary analysis of the 2014 Behaviour Risk Factor Surveillance System that looked at tooth loss not caused by trauma, as well as cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, angina and stroke. The study included 316,588 participants from the US and territories between the ages of 40-79. Overall eight per cent were edentulous (had no teeth) and 13 per cent had cardiovascular disease. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraThe percentage of people who had cardiovascular disease and were edentulous was 28 per cent, compared to only seven per cent who had cardiovascular disease but did not have missing teeth. In addition to edentulous participants, those who reported having one to five missing teeth or six or more, but not all, missing teeth were also more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, even after adjusting for other factors such as body mass index, age, race, alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes and dental visits.last_img read more

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