Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is demolished

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* To many of the failed venue’s unpaid contractors and suppliers, and the Democratic mayor of Atlantic City, Marty Small, the demolition of Donald Trump’s former treasure was much welcomed.“His tenure here ended horribly,” Small said in an interview with the Times last month.The Trump Plaza opened in 1984 and brought with it promises of high rollers and marquee events. Trump’s casinos originally employed thousands of people and generated tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue.However, a series of bankruptcy filings led Trump to cut ties with the casino in 2009. Trump Plaza closed for good in 2014 and the billionaire investor Carl Icahn acquired it out of bankruptcy in 2016.[NYT] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share via Shortlink Message* Tags Email Address* Trump Plaza in Atlantic City (Getty)This is the way the casino ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.An auction to detonate the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City didn’t happen, but tickets to watch the spectacle were sold at $10 apiece, and the venue imploded at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, according to the New York Times.About 16,000 viewers watched via the city’s webcam, and a witness posted the video on Twitter.Trump Plaza was the first of three casinos owned by the former president before his gambling businesses in Atlantic City went bankrupt.Read moreTrump Plaza’s condo board votes to remove ex-president’s name from West Palm towersCarl Icahn pulls plug on auction to demolish Trump casinoFifth Avenue will look different after Trump leaves office Donald TrumpHotelsNew Jerseylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/3/19

first_img Beau Lund January 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/3/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSan Antonio 125, Toronto 107Denver 117, Sacramento 113OT Houston 135, Golden State 134NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMinnesota 4, Toronto 3Carolina 5, Philadelphia 3Buffalo 4, Florida 3Boston 6, Calgary 4OT NY Islanders 3, Chicago 2Montreal 2, Vancouver 0St. Louis 5, Washington 2Tampa Bay 6, L.A. Kings 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(2) Michigan 68, Penn St. 55(18) NC State 87, Miami 82(21) Indiana 73, Illinois 65Minnesota 59, (22) Wisconsin 52Purdue 86, (25) Iowa 70Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

BEEBE, JOSEPH ALFRED

first_img63, set sail on his final voyage on August 24, 2017. He is survived by his daughters, Desiree Lee Beebe and Yolonda Marie Iszczyk (Bart Iszczyk) and his grandchildren, Gracey and Quinn Iszczyk, as well as his companion, Linda DiDonato (William Zevlas). Joseph, son of Dolores and Alfred Joseph Beebe, was born and raised in Bayonne. He is survived by his siblings Richard Beebe (Deborah Beebe), Alfred J. Beebe, Jr., (Joanne Beebe), Jim Beebe, Matthew Beebe (Tracy Beebe), Karen Beebe Wood (Scott Wood) and the #1 son, Larry Boone. Predeceased by his sister Joanne Kennedy (John Kennedy). He was a member of the Mt. Carmel, Lyceum and bowled beside his friends and family weekly. Joe was a lifetime member of Robbin’s Reef Yacht Club and an avid sailor. Joe played and managed baseball teams in Bayonne through his forties. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Joe’s memory to the Harry Chapin Foundation, 16 Gerard Street, Huntington, NY 11743. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

Ocean City Formally Remembers 9/11

first_imgA performance of “Amazing Grace” by bagpiper Jeff Tuthill, of Seaville, served as an emotional moment at the 9/11 ceremony in 2018. By Tim KellyA visitor to Tuesday night’s Ocean City September 11 remembrance event expressed surprise at the large crowd in attendance at the Ocean City Tabernacle.“You must be new around here,” said a firefighter standing nearby. “This is Ocean City. We don’t forget things like September 11.” Indeed, Ocean City delivered a stirring event to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon building outside Washington, D.C., and on a hijacked plane in the skies above Pennsylvania. Also remembered and prayed for were friends and family members of the victims, with special mention to the hundreds of police, fire and emergency management services personnel killed while trying to help others affected by the attacks.Keynote speaker, the Rev. Stephen J. Connor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, gave his reflections of that terrible day, as well as its aftermath. He told of a day following the attacks when he was brought to a white tent outside the wreckage of what used to be the twin towers of the World Trade Center. “I will never forget the smell of the smoldering fires,” he said. “And then a golf cart pulled up and a man jumped out and said, ‘Father, I have a shoe with a foot inside.”’“As prepared as I thought I was, I was not. I was not prepared for something like that,” Connor recalled.Connor said everyone else in the tent was looking at him and the other priest who was there with him. They did what priests do.“We took out the holy water and said a prayer for the person and prayed for comfort for the person’s loved ones,” Connor said. “Then we turned the remains back over to the forensic people to do their jobs.”The Rev. Stephen J. Connor of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church gives stirring remarks about his memories of 9/11.Over the course of the next few days the ritual began anew, Connor said, with the arrival of more golf carts, more pieces of bodies, more prayers. But he never fully grasped the enormity of the tragedy, he noted.He also attended to survivors. “So many people would ask me, ‘Why am I alive?’ as they told me their stories of survival and loss,” Connor said. “One first responder said a group of four men began running when someone yelled that one of the towers was collapsing.“Two of us went to the right, and two went to the left. Those who went to the left were killed. Why not me?” he continued.Connor said “Why not me?” was a phrase he heard over and over during the course of working with survivors and family members of victims.Ocean City police and fire personnel in their dress uniforms stand at the front of the auditorium of the Ocean City Tabernacle.Connor also spoke of presiding over dozens of funerals, including those of friends and associates as well as complete strangers. One of the funerals was for a flight attendant on one of the doomed airliners. The victim was not scheduled to work that day, but she stood in for a friend. The friend was inconsolable at the funeral, Connor said. These memories still haunt Rev. Connor, 17 years after the actual events. However, he had strong words for the terrorists and other terrorist organizations that would perform similar acts against the United States. “If we live in fear (the terrorists) win,” he said. “If we emphasize what divides us, they win. Or if we judge each other by what God we worship or what is the color of our skin or who we love, they win.”In addition to Connor’s speech, several other inspiring and moving moments took place during the event.Ocean City Fire Chief James Smith performs the “Striking of the Four Fives,” a longstanding tradition to recognize a fallen comrade.James Smith, chief of the Ocean City Fire and Rescue Services, performed the “Striking of the Four Fives,” a bell signal used for generations of firefighters to indicate one or more of their number had been killed in the line of duty. The presentation and retirement of the colors was done flawlessly by members of the Ocean City Boy Scouts Troop 32. Then, members of the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524 led the audience in the flag salute. The national anthem was sung by the Chorus of St. Augustine Prep School, as directed by Matt Wolf. The invocation was given by Rev. John Jamieson, chaplain of the Ocean City Fire Department, and the benediction by Pastor Jay Reimer, CEO of the Ocean City Tabernacle.Ocean City Police and Fire Department representatives laid a wreath at the front of the auditorium, which will eventually be placed at the 9/11 memorial statue in front of the Fire Department headquarters building.Then, in performances that brought tears to the eyes of many, Jeff Tuthill played “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes and Julia Mary Wilson sang “God Bless America.”“This is a noble and appropriate way to honor (the victims and their loved ones),” Pastor Reimer said.Junior Miss Ocean City 2019 Julia Wilson sings “God Bless America” near the ceremony’s conclusion.last_img read more

Fishing Report: 7/23/20

first_imgSea Robin Hello! This is the OCNJ Daily fishing report. This report will give you the where, when and how of fishing our local waters. We hope this information will help you catch the big one!Suggested bait and tackle in this report can be obtained at any of the local fishing shops.The “What” FlounderHere is a list of fish (some common, some not as common) found in New Jersey waters: Blowfish, Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Kingfish, Ling, Oyster Toad Fish, Perch, Sea Bass, Sea Robin, Shad Sharks, Sheepshead, Skate, Spot, Striper(Striped bass), Triggerfish, Weakfish, Black Drum, Red Drum and many others.The “Where”Some suggestions for locations in Ocean City:Beach fishing (where allowed), the 5th St jetty, Corsons Inlet and the north end of the island near the Longport Bridge are excellent locations.Bridge/Pier fishing: Longport Bridge fishing pier, 9th St Bridge fishing piers (there are 4).Bay fishing: 12th St pavilion, and any street end that is open to the public.Notes:Tide-forecast.com or any reliable tide app on your smart phone will help you fish at the right time of day. I suggest a few hours before and after high tide.For the 2020 NJ recreational fishing regulations, go to:njfishandwildlife.comBack BayThis past week, with the heat wave and west winds we saw the water temperature fluctuate from the upper 70’s, down to the upper 60’s, then back up again (currently 78 degrees), which chased some of the “exotics” (Sheepshead, Triggerfish, Blowfish) back in to the ocean.However, anglers are reporting lots of activity on the summer standards: flounder, kingfish, and blues!The summer Flounder bite has remained strong. Lots of catches with some good keepers mixed in. Some reports of 7 – 9 pounders being hooked! That’s what we call “doormat” Flounder.Striped Bass continue to bite in the inlets in the evenings, especially on the incoming tides.Sea RobinBluefish, Sea Robins, and Oyster Toad Fish are present in our local waters.The main take right now in the bay are Flounder. Minnows, cut squid, and bucktails (white or pink) with Gulp tails are all good working bait. Bluefish in the 1 – 2 pound range are still hooking up in the bay on cut bait. Early morning and night fishermen have still been hooking Striped Bass using surface lures on the sod banks, and live Eel in deeper water.For those inclined, the Blue Crab season is looking good. A great way to spend the day: fishing and crabbing for a family dinner!Good spots to catch all these fish mentioned is the Longport Bridge fishing pier, Corsons Inlet on the south end of the island and one of the fishing piers on the Rt 52 Causeway. The fishing pier at the end of 12th St is also a nice little spot.Piers and BridgesThe fluctuating water temperature reduced the variety this past week, but Flounder, Blues, Sea Robin, and Oyster Toad fish were all reported catches this week. Flounder can be caught using squid or minnows as bait on smaller hooks (#4 or #6 hooks), and also pink or white bucktails. Cut bait (bunker or squid) for Blues and Sea Robins. Oyster Toad fish will bite on just about anything!SurfKingfish, Kingfish, Kingfish, Weakfish, Kingfish. That’s the surf report. The fluctuating water temperature didn’t seem to bother these guys at all. Many Kingfish are being taken in the 1 – 2+ pound range. Bloodworms on an over/under rig are the bait of choice. Weakfish are mixing in nicely, and on the same bait & tackle.Stripers (including some keepers) are being caught in the surf and (more often) in the inlets – usually in the evenings. Fresh clam is the bait of choice. Sunset, at the top of the tide is the best time.The sun is shining, the water is warm, so get out there and fish!Download (PDF, 450KB)last_img read more

Stock system links factories

first_imgGlisten Confectionery has installed a new integrated stock, warehousing and distribution system linking its two factories in Blackburn and Skegness.The Enterprise Resource Planning TROPOS network supplied by SSI (Basingstoke) has reduced stock level inaccuracies between the two factories and a third-party warehouse, it says.TROPOS provides visibility and control of sales, purchasing and stock in one system. The second stage of the installation next year will involve the planning, Materials Requirements Planning and production elements that will enable Glisten to balance demand against available capacity.The scheduling module will produce work-to-do lists by week, day, shift, hour, down to the nearest minute.last_img

Andrew Pollard, chairman, British Society of Baking

first_imgHalf way though the year and Federation of Bakers production figures show decreases of up to 6% year-on-year. This is despite Allied Bakeries’ major re-launch and TV advertising activity from Warburtons and British Bakeries.Consumers appear to have reduced their purchases of bread at Christmas as normal, but sales have not recovered towards Easter as they traditionally have in past years. Even hot cross bun sales were reported to be down year-on-year by as much as 20%.In addition, price increases are looming for ingredients such as cereals, milk products, ascorbic acid and oil-based products. This will either reduce margins or force up the price of baked goods.But bread is still a very cost-effective foodstuff and we must continue to get this message across to the public.In the confectionery market, we have seen bakeries such as Oakdale and Skeltons go into administration, and profit warnings from Inter Link – all traditionally strong names in the industry. Even the high street bakers have been hit, with indications from Greggs that they are finding the market tough.As an industry, we offer wide choice, despite the constraints around reducing salt, trans fatty acids and preservatives.How can we get the message across that baked goods are high-value food items and actually good for you? How do we change misconceptions in the press about our products? How do we get the loaf of bread back on the table?last_img read more

Back to health

first_imgNow that the short-lived revival of white bread has passed, we can go back to writing about more interesting breads again. And it’s the healthy bread category that’s showing a real uplift, shifting double-digit volume growth in the last year.The market for seeded breads grew by 8.5% in value (Kantar Worldpanel, 52 w/e 11 July, 2010) and the number of packs sold over the last 12 months increased by 13.6% a clear indication that shoppers are bringing variety back into their basket. In fact, over half of all UK households purchased seeded bread in the last 12 months, up 1.6%.This has heralded several intriguing ingredients launches for breads with a healthier USP. Low-GI, healthy eating and wholegrains with added flavour and texture are back on the up. “Our research shows that a more informed consumer is now seeking a choice of healthy bread-eating options for all occasions and to suit the tastes of all the family,” says David Astles, product group manager at CSM United Kingdom, which last month launched a brand new mix or a new mix that’s an old mix, to be more accurate.Arkady Ancient Cereals combines einkorn, emmer and spelt to create a modern, rustic bread and a product that is easy to use while offering consistent performance in the bakery. This requires just the addition of flour, yeast and water and has a high tolerance of different processing conditions, good handling and fresh keeping qualities, claims the firm. It has been launched alongside its existing Combicorn multigrain and seeded mix and a Multiseed Bread Concentrate. With anti-staling technology, these give longer keeping qualities and softness of texture for sandwiches and breads that are chilled.Another key area of development is bread with oats, following the EFSA-approved heart health claim. This prompted two major oat bread launches from Kingsmill and then Hovis earlier this year. Now the craft sector can get in on the act, and Bakels is predicting that its Oat & Barley bread launch will be as big as its top-selling Multiseed bread. This new concentrate follows the same formula as the Multiseed mix, in that it’s high in fibre, a source of protein and meets the Food Standards Agency 2012 salt guidelines. The flavour comes from fermented wheat flour, malted wheat flakes, malt flour, oat meal, oat flakes, barley and wheat fibre. The end result is a soft eating bread with a slight beery aroma, says the firm.”We have timed the launch to coincide with the 2010 Baking Industry Awards where we are sponsoring the Speciality Bread Product of the Year, so confident are we of its potential,” says Pauline Ferrol, national sales controller of British Bakels. “In fact, we might have entered a loaf into the awards ourselves, had we not been the category sponsor!”This will be backed up by point-of-sale posters and information leaflets for consu-mers explaining the concept. It also has a different USP to the hunger-slowing appeal of low-GI loaves, with heart health coming to the fore. The potential markets are for breakfast, healthy eating sandwiches for school lunches and snacks, believes Ferrol.According to many general dietary guidelines and recommendations, part of a healthy lifestyle is adequate fibre consumption. Consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of a diet rich in wholegrain, but many people still prefer the flavour and texture of white bread over wholemeal.Ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities is launching premium high-fibre cereal mixes into the market. A UK first, Molino Alimonti Gran Fibra cereal mixes were developed to help produce healthier alternatives to pizza, bread, pastry and cakes. The mixes are high in fibre, low in carbohydrates and rich in nutrients, containing a balance of whole wheat flours, bran, oats, barley and seeds with no additives or preservatives. The mixes are designed to encourage improved digestion and intestinal health while reducing the absorption of sugar and fats, says Eurostar.”The range is a brand new offering for British bakers,” says Jason Bull, sales and marketing director at Eurostar Commodities. “The mixes contain all-natural ingredients and have been carefully crafted to be healthy, nutritious and well-balanced, while also offering a deep richness of flavour.”Proposed applications include shortcrust biscuits, sponge and soft cakes; leavened cake dough, which doesn’t need sheeting; and bread-making, providing more yield and elasticity of dough.Stabilised grainsAnother new entry into the UK market from Europe comes from natural ingredients supplier Naturis, which has joined forces with Caremoli to introduce CareGrain, a premium range of stabilised whole grains and pulses. These were developed using a “thermo-physical” process to create a unique “ready-to-eat” or “quick cook” finished product, which are both 100% natural and 100% wholegrain.”I travel to numerous food manufacturers across the UK and Europe, demonstrating the benefits of CareGrain in cereals, bakery inclusions and ready-to-eat salads,” says David Williams, Naturis’ technical manager for UK and Europe. “Through repeated sampling and feedback I receive, the products have helped many customers to introduce additional health benefits and new textures to existing and new products.”Meanwhile, for customers still wedded to their white bread, but who would prefer healthier benefits, one ingredient option is inulin. This offers the opportunity to develop a fibre-enriched white bread with the same dietary fibre content as wholemeal bread. Inulin is a clean-label ingredient with a number of possible labelling options, ranging from inulin or chicory extract, to dietary/vegetable fibre.Azelis/S Black is supplying Frutafit inulin from Sensus, which can be added to bread in amounts of up to 8%. It is possible to further increase the fibre content of wholemeal bread by blending inulin with other insoluble fibres, says the firm. Inulin can also act as a mild reducing sugar and can therefore have an effect in Maillard browning, claims S Black. This can lead to improved colour and flavour in the crust. Furthermore, it might allow for a decrease in baking temperature or baking time, while still achieving the same crust colour and flavour.The company also offers a range of wheat, oat and apple fibres. In addition to fibre enrichment, these insoluble fibres are used as texturising agents and can bind water to give new opportunities for cost reduction and increased fresh eating shelf-life, due to increased dough yield.last_img read more

News story: October 2018 Transaction Data

first_imgIn October: East Anglia 72,476 70,494 78,836 Greater London 327,388 310,343 354,278 Leeds 20,833 Leeds 20,393 Leeds 22,448 Region/country August applications September applications October applications Isles of Scilly 52 56 68 South East 402,692 377,136 434,514 North West 196,595 189,484 211,584 HM Land Registry completed more than 1,886,000 applications to change or query the Land Register the South East topped the table of regional applications with 434,514 O’Neill Patient 27,267 O’Neill Patient 25,931 O’Neill Patient 29,191 Optima Legal Services 24,984 Optima Legal Services 23,915 Optima Legal Services 27,833 Yorkshire and the Humber 135,462 129,227 146,736 East Midlands 125,704 118,340 138,230 North 82,370 76,485 88,613 Applications by region and country South West 173,062 158,954 181,198 Top 5 customers West Midlands 149,801 141,033 164,722center_img Eversheds LLP 20,019 TM Group (UK) Ltd 20,848 HBOS plc 23,019 HM Land Registry completed 1,886,737 applications in October compared with 1,648,666 in September and 1,740,068 last October, of which: England and Wales (not assigned) 75 82 70 Infotrack Limited 30,749 Infotrack Limited 34,155 Infotrack Limited 36,857 City of Westminster 23,912 City of Westminster 23,098 City of Westminster 27,143 Cornwall 18,367 Manchester 17,318 Cornwall 18,933 405,776 were applications for register updates compared with 376,588 in September 947,082 were applications for an official copy of a register compared with 788,359 in September 238,784 were search and hold queries (official searches) compared with 213,568 in September 21,848 were postal applications from non-account holders compared with 22,838 in September Manchester 17,578 Cornwall 17,024 Manchester 18,026 Top 5 customers August applications Top 5 customers September applications Top 5 customers October applications Access the full dataset on data.gov.ukNext publicationTransaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The November data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 December 2018. Top 5 local authority areas Birmingham 26,892 Birmingham 26,138 Birmingham 29,660 Wales 81,297 77,032 87,888 Top 5 local authority areas August applications Top 5 local authority areas September applications Top 5 local authority areas October applications Total 1,746,974 1,648,666 1,886,737 Enact 56,544 Enact 50,715 Enact 58,531last_img read more

Keeping connected

first_imgAs stated in its constitution, one goal of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) is to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard University and its alumni. Doing just that has been the mantra of Robert R. Bowie Jr. ’73 during his year as president of the HAA.“What I prize most about being a Harvard graduate,” said Bowie, “is the remarkable power of the network of Harvard alumni around the world.” He tells stories of meeting Harvard alumni in China, Thailand, and Lebanon and having an instant connection “because we had attended the same school and been surrounded by the same brick buildings near the same river. That’s a powerful bond.”Bowie’s goal has been to create a network for alumni that’s equal to (or better than) the network they had while students at Harvard. “The alumni network should be as alive as when people were at the College or the grad Schools, when they had this incredible freedom and ability to interact with one another on all levels — socially, professionally, academically,” he said.One way Bowie and the HAA have been helping alumni connect during the past year is through the HAA’s popular Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), which allow alumni across the University to connect vertically (by interest) as opposed to horizontally (by class, School, or geography). Another way of enabling and expanding these University-wide alumni connections is through the web.“I feel very passionate about the electronic networking opportunities available to us and really focusing on them,” said Bowie. “Trying to build a connectivity that allows alumni to communicate more directly than in the past is key. Even now, we’re looking beyond things like Facebook for ways in which alumni can find one another more efficiently and begin a much richer dialogue.”Incoming HAA President Ellen Gordon Reeves ’83, Ed.M. ’86, hopes to expand on Bowie’s networking theme over the course of her tenure. Author of “Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?”, Reeves is also a teacher and editor. She says she’s excited to use Harvard’s 375th birthday as a reason for alumni to reconnect with the University, with students, and with one another.“My message to alumni is ‘Harvard is where YOU are,’” said Reeves. “‘Help us make Harvard happen. Don’t wait five years to come back: Reach out! If there are two alums in a room, even a virtual room, it’s a reunion!’”Reeves has been active in Harvard and Radcliffe alumni events since graduation, including the Harvard Club of New York, where she currently chairs the social service committee. She hopes that increased connection among alumni will lead to more social activism. “While the Harvard network is great for personal and professional purposes, its real power is as a force for change in the world. The HAA’s Global Month of Service is a good example.”With Commencement approaching, Reeves marvels at her new role. “When I remember my own Class Day in 1983, and think about being back up on that same stage as HAA president, it’s amazing.” On working closely with Bowie over the past year, she noted: “Bob leads by example. He taught me that you find the best people, figure out what they want to do, then get out of their way. His passion for this place has inspired us all.”For his part, Bowie — a playwright, poet, and founding member of the law firm Bowie & Jensen LLC — leaves his post as HAA president with nothing but praise for Reeves and the HAA staff. “The real gift for the Harvard Alumni Association is that Ellen is a great administrator and a great leader — and supremely funny,” he said. “And one thing that can never be stressed enough is the incredible growth of alumni engagement opportunities, University-wide, which the HAA has been accomplishing year after year. The leadership, commitment, and institutional memory that Jack Reardon, Philip Lovejoy, and the entire HAA team provide cannot be appreciated enough.”last_img read more