BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERSREGULAR MEETING KEVIN WINTERNHEIMER CHAMBERSROOM 301, CIVIC CENTER COMPLEXWEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2018 12:00 NOON AGENDA1. CALL TO ORDER2. MEETING MEMORANDUM JULY 18, 20183. CONSENT AGENDA a. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement with Cleo D. Jesus for Swonder Ice Arena. -Crook b. Request Re: Approve and Execute Independent Skating Professional Agreement with Aeriel De Jesus for Swonder Ice Arena. –Crook 4. OLD BUSINESS Request Re: Update on Shade Structure request at Central Bark Dog Park. – HoltzRequest Re: Update on Greenway Slide Remediation Project. -Holtz 5. NEW BUSINESS a. Request Re: Any Other Business the Board Wishes to Consider and Public Comments6. REPORTS a. Brian Holtz- Executive Director7. ACCEPTANCE OF PAYROLL AND VENDOR CLAIMS 8. ADJOURNFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
It’s also the law, but it’s bad etiquette to blow back pedestrians in crosswalks. Summer started Sunday, and with so many people sharing the roads, beaches and boardwalk of the place they love, the inevitable clash of the masses began.Does that group really need to walk five abreast on the narrow end of the boardwalk?Is it really kosher to “reserve” a parking spot on a public street with an overturned trashcan?But is it really kosher to abandon a car smack dab in front of your neighbor’s house, so you can keep the spots in front of your own house clear?If the dude in Spandex is clipped in to pedals and checking his electronic speedometer, should he really be riding his bike on the boardwalk?The voices of frustration are beginning to rise. And it seems as if a little common sense and a little etiquette could go a long way.So we’d like to enlist our OCNJ Daily readers to help us build a Book of Ocean City Etiquette.Comment below to share your suggestion for additions to the collection.We’ll create a living document that can be updated as the book grows. Feel free to submit photos or to post suggestions to social media (#OCNJEtiquette). See Facebook string.__________Get the Daily: Sign up for free news updates from Ocean City
Whitco Catering and Bakery Equipment (stand C76) will introduce its new stainless steel finish display counters. These complement the red, green, gold and wood finish models in the range. Counters can be either stand-alone or multiplexed, with three types of glass and shelf configurations to suit bakery, sandwich bar or deli applications. Refrigeration options comprise static or fan assisted, while sliding glass doors are also an option, says the company. It will also be exhibiting a stainless steel coffee station, with espresso machine, grinder, knock-out drawer, a refrigerated bottle fridge and sandwich make-up table.
Working together with Merseyside Police, we sought criminal prosecutions against the pair and we welcome the substantial sentence, which should serve as a warning to others that there are severe consequences if you defy insolvency and company laws. Today’s sentencing shows that the courts do take the issue of fraud very seriously. Some of the people who were taken in by this fraud were small businesses who were just trying to make a living. No matter what type of company you run, you have to comply with all your legal responsibilities. Mark and Kelie Taylor failed to act responsibly when they were involved with Global Media Corporation and in particular, Mark Taylor was a persistent offender having already been banned from running companies. Merseyside Police’s Economic Crime team have actively targeted publishing fraudsters over the last four to five years, resulting in a large number of arrests and lengthy convictions. Merseyside Police will continue to target those engaged in this type of crime. They were contacted out of the blue and asked to take out advertisements to support emergency organisations and these organisations preyed on the fact that most people would be happy to pay to assist the emergency services. They were then given sub-standard examples of work or received no feedback when they asked questions about issues such as circulation figures. Some businesses were also sent invoices for work they hadn’t agreed to. Mark William Taylor, 51, and Kelie Taylor, 34, of Ellesmere Port, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on 10 December 2018 following a joint investigation between Merseyside Police and the Insolvency Service’s Criminal Enforcement Team.The case centred on the activities of Global Media Corporation Ltd and Paramount Media Company between 2009 and 2014. The two Wirral-based companies were operated by Mark Taylor, despite being previously disqualified from being a company director.Following a large number of complaints to Action Fraud in relation to the two companies, investigators found that sales representatives would cold-call companies offering advertising space in various magazines which reportedly supported the emergency services.The victims were led to believe that they were investing in legitimate advertising space in magazines to assist the emergency services which are printed and then distributed to a large catchment area.While the majority of the complainants did not pay any money, they were harassed and intimidated by the suspects with threats of debt recovery and litigation.In some cases, sales staff would inform the victims that they were members of the police service or calling from another emergency service.Mark Taylor was banned by the courts for 15 years in April 2016, the maximum term that can be applied, after investigators were able to prove that he acted as a director when he was banned from doing so. Kelie Taylor received an 11-year directorship disqualification from the courts at the same time for allowing her husband to run companies when he had been banned.And husband and wife were both banned from running companies for allowing Global Media Corporation to fail in its duties to HMRC and carry out dishonest sales tactics.Following the disqualifications, Mark Taylor was sentenced to 4.5 years having previously pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud relating to Paramount Media Company and Global Media Corporation, as well as one count of acting in the management of a company – GMC Ltd – while being disqualified from being a company director and perjury.Kelie Taylor pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Mark Taylor’s disqualification and received a 2-year community order, 175 hours of unpaid work and a supervision requirement for 12 months.John Fitzsimmons, Deputy Chief Investigation Officer for the Insolvency Service, said: Detective Sergeant Joanne Devers, said:
Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Switchboard 0300 330 3000 You may have seen the article on the front page of the Sunday Times yesterday (16 December 2018). I hope you will also have seen the very strong rebuttal from No 10 which followed this story. I wanted to write to you today to provide some further reassurance and to be clear on our position.As you will already be aware, both the UK and the EU have made clear their desire to ensure flights between the UK and EU continue in any scenario. I believe both the UK and the EU have a determination to retain the aviation links which bring such significant economic and cultural benefits for both sides.Indeed the UK made this clear in its technical notice on air services for flights to and from the UK published on 24 September. And the EU set out its intention to ensure this outcome in a Commission communication on 13 November.This department fully recognises the importance of giving passengers and businesses confidence to book their holidays and business trips to and from the EU after Brexit.So as I mentioned at the last industry roundtable, we are exploring what communications will be needed to provide that reassurance. I would like to continue to work with you on precisely this in the coming days.I hope this provides you with some reassurance and look forward to further discussions with you in the coming weeks and months. Aviation, Europe and technology media enquiries
Federal security forces in Argentina have a new ally in their fight against drug trafficking: satellite technology. The forces now have access to high-definition images from 15 satellites that scan the country each day, including those from the new Argentine satellite, SAC-D/Aquarius. Argentine authorities have high expectations for the information the satellite images will provide. Security Minister Nilda Garré said satellites can reveal clandestine airstrips and alternate land routes used by drug trafficking, locate illegal crop plantations, and uncover smugglers and even human traffickers. The National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE, for its Spanish acronym) is the state agency in charge of distributing satellite images to security forces. Its secretary-general, Félix Menicocci, told Clarín newspaper in October 2011 that satellites send two types of information: optical images (photographs) and radar images. Experts say the latter allows more efficient tracking of drug trafficking movements because they provide clear vision through thick vegetation or even at night. Over the years, the illegal drug trade in Argentina has grown to worrisome proportions. “Argentina’s capability to implement complex long-term operations against drug trafficking is limited,” said the last detailed report from the U.S. State Department, which parallels reports from the U.N. and indicates a booming drug business in Argentine territory. By Dialogo July 01, 2012 Drug trafficking in Argentina An agreement between the Ministry of Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (where CONAE is housed) permits the use of satellite images in the fight against drug trafficking, but work still needs to be done to improve coordination between state agencies. The Ministry of Security understands that this entails a high degree of complexity, so much so that its officials underscored the importance of synergy when they signed the agreement in October 2011. The first approach between CONAE and federal security forces became the “First Joint Course on Image Interpretation.” In it, CONAE experts taught officers from the Gendarmerie, Prefecture and Federal Police how to read the information on satellite images. María José Meincke, an expert in drug trafficking and vice chairman of the Argentine Association of Graduates from the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, D.C., said the key goals to the signed agreement are to ensure the agencies involved harmonize their objectives and reach a level of collaboration suitable for exchange and coordination. “In reality, data sensitivity and other matters related to the rivalry existing between agencies results in that, for the time being, information is not shared as it should,” said Meincke, who is well-versed in interagency coordination and fighting transnational organized crime. “Many times, each agency goes its separate way and performs its task separately,” said Sebastián García Díaz, former secretary of Drug Addiction Prevention and the Fight Against Drug Trafficking, a government institution in the province of Cordoba. “It is very important to count on satellite control, but now we have to determine what to do with this information, who will process it and act in real time with resources, regulations and clear procedures?” He explained that these matters will be solved by interagency coordination. In the inherent complexity of the fight against organized crime, which is becoming increasingly transnational and sophisticated, satellite technology will undoubtedly play a fundamental role. The initiative in Argentina started on the right track with the signing of an agreement on cooperation and information exchange. The challenge for disparate state agencies is now to articulate and pool resources to achieve a significant impact against drug trafficking. Interagency coordination The issue of cocaine in Argentina is twofold, according to the 2011 World Report on Drugs produced by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. On one hand, the country is showing positive signs compared to the rest of Latin America in terms of tackling consumption. On the other, it is one of the transit countries through which most of the European-bound cocaine passes. One of many examples was an airplane loaded in Argentina with 940 kilos that was seized by the Spanish Civil Guard in Barcelona in 2011. The sophistication of criminal organizations has been a constant: Besides growing in size, coordinating their interests and expanding their markets, they are rapidly multiplying their resources. For example, hundreds of clandestine airstrips are scattered in northern Argentina. In the province of Chaco, the Argentine nongovernment organization Anti-Drug Association discovered the operation of at least 141 illegal airstrips, largely thanks to satellite information. Facing an increasingly complicated scenario, Argentine authorities have focused their efforts on fighting the sophistication of organized crime with more sophisticated state technology. The satellite images are and will be a fundamental tool to fight off drugs. As we keep using them more and more, they will direct the panchromatic cameras and proper radars towards them. I have no doubt that they will manufacture satellites for these purposes. I took some courses at CONAE, and at the Sat. Technical Lab. with Dr. V. H. Rios, a prestigious researcher at the UNT University. Very good report. Regards.
October 1, 2005 Letters Letters Kids in Adult Prison It was good for the News to recognize the good work of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Florida State University College of Law. But aren’t we missing something here?It is an outrage to have children as young as 13 in an adult prison. How can it not be cruel and unusual punishment? The cruelty and mean spiritedness of our legislature and executive knows no bound. Where is the hue and cry for change?Florida does not love or care for its children. One look at the budget makes that very clear. Eleanor L. Schockett Miami Representing ‘the People’ As a prosecutor, I was outraged by the shallow generalizations and biased conclusions made by Sandy D’Alemberte, as reported in the August 15 News article “Lawyers Must Retain Their Link to the People.”According to D’Alemberte, only general practitioners, some trial lawyers, legal aid attorneys, public interest lawyers, and criminal defense attorneys provide the vital “link between the people and the aristocrats.” D’Alemberte purposefully excluded prosecutors from this group because in his opinion “many” prosecutors “are less concerned with justice than they are with conviction rates and length of sentences imposed, and avoiding a perception they are soft on crime.” I respect Mr. D’Alemberte’s opinion, but I invite him to spend a day in my office and I will prove him wrong.Prosecutors are down in the trenches (underpaid and overworked) representing the most vulnerable members of “the people”— the victims of crime. Prosecutors represent “the people” who have been burglarized, raped, robbed, maimed, and murdered. We see grief and pain every day in the faces of “the people.” To accuse prosecutors of only caring about conviction rates and length of sentences is insulting. It is as insulting as my stating in this letter that private attorneys do not represent “the people” because many general practitioners, trial lawyers, and criminal defense lawyers only care about wealth and fancy lifestyles. Such a statement would be irresponsible and offensive to those in private practice.Mr. D’Alemberte’s speech gives the impression that “the people” only include defendants and victims of unaccountable corporations. Only those lawyers in the fancy buildings, with the fancy salaries, driving fancy cars and, of course, those who represent criminal defendants, are Toqueville’s “link.” Mr. D’Alemberte’s comments are unfair and demeaning to prosecutors. Most prosecutors serve with dignity and respect. Prosecutors do not serve “the people” for wealth and fancy lifestyles. We serve because we care. Our link to “the people” is real and undeniable. Juan Carlos Arias Plantation The Name Game The August 15, News column about practicing law under one’s “official Bar name” had me scrambling to discover whether I was in compliance with the rule. I must confess I have never practiced in 26 years using my full middle name, merely the middle initial, and that I am, apparently, now in some jeopardy.I suspect many other lawyers and judges have likewise used their middle initial and not their full middle name. In order to keep the Supreme Court from being swamped with petitions to change “official Bar names,” perhaps the Bar could simply obtain a ruling on whether customary, nonfraudulent use of initials violates the rule.Interestingly, and with all due respect to the final arbiter of Bar ethics, the Florida Supreme Court, I was heartened to see by comparing names listed in the Florida Supreme Court’s official Web site with The Florida Bar’s official Web site, that of the currently seated seven justices, four use their middle initial (instead of their full middle name), one uses a first initial (instead of his full first name), and two are in punctilious compliance.This level of noncompliance with an exacting interpretation of the rule probably exists statewide. Assuming 5/7th of the 76,000 lawyers need to file name change petitions, the Supreme Court will be flooded with more than 54,000 petitions to correct a perceived ill I do not understand.Might I suggest reasonable compliance with the “official name” rule is met by the nonmisleading and customary use of initials? Richard P. Reinhart Orlando Hurricane Katrina While there is plenty of blame to go around for what has gone wrong with Hurricane Katrina, it is not a particular person or a particular agency that fell down. Our very notion of government failed us.Listening to the heart-wrenching frustration surrounding the aftermath of Katrina, I hear Americans of all backgrounds voicing their dismay and shock over the failure of government to timely and adequately respond. But I also marvel that many, if not most, of these people have supported a system of low taxation and “smaller government.” These are Democrats and Republicans who rejoiced over tax cuts. The same people who are fighting right now to abolish the estate tax are shouting that the government did not respond fast enough in New Orleans.We are the Americans who, for two generations now, have said that private corporations can do it all better and that “big government” is so 1930s. This view of government, having to be there when we need it but our unwillingness to pay, has got to stop. Katrina blew home the point that while we can take pride in the wealth of America, the nation could be doing a lot more in providing for its citizenry. One look at the news coverage of Hurricane Katrina and only a blind man would miss the point of a major racial divide and a link to poverty.How long will it take us to learn what the older countries take for granted? Of the 18 most highly developed nations, America ranks second to last in taxes. If you want a high quality of life, your nation must provide a high level of core services, and those core services must be funded by you and me.I have always respected the right of others to think differently, but now it has cost my country hundreds of lives, a gigantic financial loss and decades of future human suffering. Some people believe that government should provide less infrastructure and that people who accumulate wealth through hard work and sacrifice will be able to pay for the rest. This argument appeals to that age-old archetype of American ruggedness and self-reliance.Before Hurricane Katrina I disagreed with but respected the view of less government. Now, I see the tangible and horrific consequences of a nation that has swung way too far in avoiding collective responsibility in favor of individual responsibility. There is a balance that must be achieved. A nation should not and cannot be provider of everything to every person. But, my God, this country, great in so many other ways, should have been able to save many of those lives lost to this tragedy. No one person or agency has failed us. Our own idea of government is what has failed us.Now is the time, while the winds have turned people around, to commit to the notion of government as providing more of what we need and to manifest the culture of collective responsibility in paying for it. We can still be a country of rugged individualism and limitless possibilities for success, but we will also have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that was so evidently denied to many Americans. Scott M. Solkoff Boynton Beach October 1, 2005 Letters
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Stewart’s All American Restaurant, the hamburger chain launched by the old-timey root beer company, recently opened its first location on Long Island when a franchise in Wantagh debuted last week.Besides burgers and their famous root beer floats, the full-service sit-down eatery with a vintage themed also serves up hot dogs, fries, steaks, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more.“No two Stewart’s Restaurants look exactly alike, but you can always expect to enjoy traditional American food and Stewart’s beverages with local fare at a ‘family-friendly’ price,” the company said in a news release. “The experience that we provide for our guests and local communities has generated a growing loyal following who promote our brand through word-of-mouth.”Stewart’s has more than 30 locations, mostly in the Northeast and only one other restaurant in New York, in Brooklyn.The company was founded in 1924 in Ohio and has grown over the past century, but stuck to founder Frank Stewart’s special blend of root, herb and berry extracts in his root beers and specialty sodas sold in classic glass bottles.The opening of LI’s first location comes as New Jersey-based Stewart’s All American Corp. announced that it plans to begin offering stock in the company this year.The new Stewart’s is located in the Willow Wood Shopping Center, 1161 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh.
Although Financial Literacy Month officially occurs in April, your members are looking for ways to manage their financial futures throughout the year. Obvious statement? Perhaps, but it’s important to note that regardless of the day or month, your members are continuously looking for practical tools and resources to help plan and set goals to maximize their financial well-being.Offering financial calculators on your credit union’s website is a huge added value for members and is an easy and quick way to extend your credit union’s reach and create a channel to attract new members.Deliver Personalized Financial Guidance 24/7Many people use online financial calculators to estimate mortgage amounts they can obtain, evaluate how long their retirement savings will last, or determine the amount of time it will take to pay off their credit card balance. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You want your institution’s members to have the best customer experience possible. As you evaluate ways to improve, consider how your retail investment program fits into your overall product mix and helps members meet their life goals and investment needs. Here are six elements to look for in a dedicated investment program partner.1. ComplianceYour retail investment program partner should work with your state insurance regulators and oversee compliance with regulators and organizations, such as the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), to minimize your institution’s risk and liability and prevent compliance-related issues. Here is what to look for in a partner company:History of compliance and good status with regulators, with minimal listed disclosures and regulatory eventsFrequent on-site audits and home-office management visits, to ensure advisors and other employees adhere to the program’s guidelines, follow approval requirements, and report transactions properly continue reading »