Flu season is coming Here’s how you can protect yourself and…

first_imgFlu season’s on the way. Here are some tips sent to us by Maid in Hoboken:Leave shoes at the door: You wouldn’t walk around a public bathroom in bare feet, so remember when you come home the shoes you are wearing bear the germs from every surface you walked that day. Keep the germs at bay by leaving your shoes at the door. If you have little ones with shoes that lace, either spray them with disinfectant or wash them frequently. You’d be surprised where those laces have been dragged!Disinfect light switches and knobs: Everyone touches them, multiple times every day. Use disinfectant wipes as part of your house cleaning routine and include a wipe down of your light switches and doorknobs (inside and outside the house!)Be mindful of handbags and backpacks: Think about the different places you set your purse (or where your kids set their backpacks) before coming into the house. Have those same bags ever ended up on the kitchen table or the kitchen countertop? Be mindful of the many different places your bags travel and frequently clean your handbag and kids’ backpacks using a cleaner safe for the bag’s material. Also, designate a place for bags to be left (like in a storage bench or closet by the front door) to prevent them from ending up on a table or countertop. This can help keep germs they’ve picked up from spreading throughout your home.Beware of frequently used electronics: Think back to how many times you’ve enjoyed a salty snack like chips or popcorn while watching your favorite show or pass your phone around to share a post. You can easily contract a virus as your hands go to the device, to your snack, to your mouth. Use cleaning wipes that are safe for electronics to clean your TV remotes and phones, and don’t forget about tablets, the keyboard and mouse in the house as well. Remember, cleaning goes a long wayThe kitchen sink can foster more bacteria than your home’s toilets. However, the toilet, showers, floors and other surface areas are certainly not to be ignored. If there was ever a good time to hire a house cleaning company, it is during flu season. Having a consistent and thorough cleaning team dusting and cleaning away all the germs and bacteria is one of the best ways to prevent illness. By hiring a cleaning team, your whole house can be completely cleaned in a few hours instead of spending half your day slaving away.Contact Maid in Hoboken, at 230 Madison St., Commercial Unit A, by calling (201) 659-9500, or visit the company’s website at www.maidinhoboken.com.last_img read more

Ocean City High School Prom 2019: Memorable and Glamorous

first_img Boasting as much glitz and glamour as a Hollywood movie premiere, the 2019 Ocean City High School prom allowed the formally attired students to strut their stuff on the red carpet. Boasting as much glitz and glamour as a Hollywood movie premiere, the 2019 Ocean City High School prom allowed the formally attired students to strut their stuff on the red carpet. By Andrew DeCredicoIt was a night to remember.Ocean City High School held its prom Saturday night at the Flanders Hotel, and with clear skies and warmer temperatures than in recent days, the pre-prom photo ops and logistics of getting there went off with nary a hitch.The traditional red carpet entrance awaited the attendees, as did the “oohs” and “ahhs” from the parents, family members, friends, paparazzi and other appreciative spectators.Prom-goers wore huge smiles to go with their formal attire. The majority arrived in couples, but there were also single young men and women, as well as groups of friends who arrived for their entrance.Once inside, the attendees were whisked to the elegant setting of the Flanders Ballroom for a sumptuous meal, followed by dancing.OCNJDaily’s photographer had a front-row view to record the students as they arrived for the big night. The more than 500 attendees stretched the red carpet line, full of eager faces, around the parking lot.Many of the men featured the time-tested, classic black tuxedo, with white shirt and vest to match their date. Others decided to go with a more unique approach.As for the ladies, many of them went with the timeless long ballroom gowns that have become tradition in prom fashion. Other girls were attired in beautiful outfits that strayed away from tradition. A pink and white dress and a man in military uniform were just a few of the standout ensembles on the red carpet.From left, Jesse Stokes, Sophia Meyler, Louise Matera and Kai Demarco. They asked their buddy, Tommy Barbour, if they could have a lift to the prom and he did not disappoint with his classic VW van.In past years, Ocean City High School has held its Junior/Senior Prom at the historic Flanders Hotel located not far from the high school. This year kept up the tradition of a full dinner provided by the Flanders. In addition, the hotel upheld its own tradition of dedicating an entire room to dancing, a live DJ and a laser light show.When someone thinks of their prom, the venue is not the only thing that comes to mind. The Flanders made all of the special memories possible, but no prom would be complete without crowning the Prom King and Prom Queen. This year, the titles of Prom King and Prom Queen were given to Rocco Cisternino and Ashley Liguori. These prestigious titles came with golden sashes, as well as a fancier crown and tiara befitting of royalty.This year’s Prom Prince and Prom Princess were Noam Levy-Smith and Ava Auwarter, respectively. Besides a sash with their title on it, the prince and princess were given a crown and tiara to show off their honor.Prom King Rocco Cisternino and Prom Queen Ashley Liguori stand together for a photo after their ceremony.After the ceremony, the students anxiously lined up to catch the first bus so that they could be the first to see all of the amazing decorations at the After Prom gala that the parents and volunteers had worked so tirelessly on.For more photos of the prom and coverage of the After Prom, check out OCNJDaily.com on Sunday and our Facebook page.last_img read more

Press release: Parole Board will have new phone numbers and email addresses from 12 March 2018

first_imgThings to remember: What about writing to the Chair or CEO?Here are the new email addresses to contact the CEO or Chair of the Parole Board: Press enquiries: telephone: +44 20 3880 0809email: [email protected] Contact the CEO: [email protected] Monday 12 March 2018 is the first day the new numbers and email addresses will be used. Contact the Chair: [email protected]center_img General enquiries: telephone: +44 20 3880 0885 email: [email protected] All email addresses will end with @paroleboard.gov.uk All phone numbers are brand new What is happening?The Parole Board is moving to a modern IT platform to help support its work going forward.What does this mean?This means that is necessary for the Parole Board to change all of its phone numbers and email addresses.When will this happen?The new phone numbers and email addresses will be active from 12 March 2018.How will I contact the Parole Board?Here are the new general enquiries and press enquiries contact details that you can use to contact the Parole Board from 12 March 2018:last_img read more

Press release: Change of British High Commissioner to Australia: March 2019

first_img Email [email protected] 2014 to Present Kuala Lumpur, British High Commissioner 1992 to 1993 FCO, British Council Quinquennial Review Team 2006 to 2010 Mumbai, Deputy High Commissioner 2002 to 2005 UKTI, Director, North West of England 1986 to 1989 Kuala Lumpur, Assistant Management Officer 1998 to 1999 FCO/DTI, Head of Professionalism in Trade Unit 1990 to 1992 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Resource Policy Department Further information 2010 to 2014 Wellington, British High Commissioner 1983 to 1985 FCO, Diary Secretary, Permanent Under Secretary’s Office 1981 to 1983 Islamabad, Visa Support Officer Mrs Vicki Treadell CMG MVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to Australia in succession to Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Treadell will take up her appointment in March 2019.CURRICULUM VITAEFull name: Victoria Marguerite TreadellMarried to: Alan Treadell 1993 to 1996 FCO/DTI, Deputy Head of Export Services Section 1985 FCO, Desk Officer, Western Europe Department For journalists 1989 to 1990 Kuala Lumpur, CHOGM and State Visits Officer 1999 to 2002 BTI, Deputy Director, Corporate Resources Group Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook 1996 to 1998 FCO, Desk Officer, Latin America Department Media enquiries 1979 to 1981 FCO, Economic Relations Department Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedInlast_img read more

Gov’t Mule Shares “Dreams & Songs” Ahead Of New Album Release

first_imgGov’t Mule recently wrapped up the first portion of their spring tour in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre, and will regroup at the Central Park SummerStage on May 17 for another extended run in support of their 10th studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go. The band has previously released two songs from the album, “Stone Cold Rage” and “Sarah, Surrender,” and plan to release the full 12-track out on June 9th via Fantasy Records. Today, they release “Dreams & Songs,” produced by Don Was and Warren Haynes.Revolution Come… Revolution Go marks the band’s first new release in four years, and sounds to be the most diverse album to date. Listen to “Dreams & Songs” below:By design, the album’s recording started on Election Day, and contains a heavy political agenda, mixing the band’s timeless blends of rock, blues, funk, and soul with lyrical observations on the state of America. Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson used the time and place to catalogue the range of American emotions that have spurred from the divided political climate, ultimately reminding listeners that we are all in this together.Gov’t Mule 2017 Tour Dates:May 17 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage^May 19 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater^May 20 Washington, DC @ Warner TheatreMay 22 St. Louis, MO @ The PageantMay 23 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown TheatreMay 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State TheatreMay 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst TheatreMay 27 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp FestivalMay 28 Cumberland, MD @ DelFestJune 29 – July 2 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music FestivalJuly 15 Patchogue, NY @ Great South Bay Music FestivalJuly 29 Fort Smith, AR @ Peacemaker Music & Arts FestivalAugust 1 Augusta, GA @ Jessye Norman Amphitheater^^August 3 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^^August 4 Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Car Stadium^^August 5 Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheater^^August 6 Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre^^August 8 Lewiston, NY @ ArtPark^^August 9 Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier^^August 10 Scranton, PA @ Peach Music FestivalAugust 11 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^^August 13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^^August 14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens^^August 16 Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at Great White River Park^^August 17 Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skating Plaza^^August 18 Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheater^^August 19 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#August 22 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!##August 24 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend##August 25-27 Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ FestivalAugust 26 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater##August 27 Louisville, [email protected] Iroquois Amphitheater##September 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden^ with Chris Robinson Brotherhood^^ with Galactic# with Yonder Mountain String Band & The Marcus King Band## with Blackberry Smoke[photo by Dave Vann]last_img read more

Dell EMC Ireland COE welcomes Barnardos to Cork Campus #LegacyofGood

first_imgDell EMC Ireland COE was delighted to welcome Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos Ireland, to our Ovens campus on 8th June 2017. The aim of the visit was to give team members an overview of the great work that Barnardos does in Ireland, and how Dell EMC is supporting these activities.In a frank ‘fire-side’ type chat with Bob Savage, VP Dell EMC Centres of Excellence in EMEA, Fergus shared his own career history and how he came to work with Barnardos. It was truly a humbling experience to hear the individual stories that Fergus shared from over 12 years with Barnardos, and how this charity has changed children’s lives for the better. Following this deeply engaging conversation, and a brief Dell EMC TV interview, Fergus had a tour of the Campus in Ovens.On 12th April 2017 Dell EMC Ireland announced a three year partnership with Barnardos. The partnership, which involves the provision of financial support as well as the sharing of employee expertise, skills and the volunteering of time, is designed to support the good work and continued vision of Barnardos.Dell EMC, together with employees in Cork, Limerick and Dublin, will work with the team at Barnardos to help raise the profile of the charity’s National Collection Day. The annual collection day which takes place every September has significant potential to help raise much needed funds for children as well as to raise the profile of the valuable work that Barnardos is doing in communities across the country. The Dell EMC team will help publicise the flagship day to enhance its reach through the provision of technical support and advice. Hundreds of Dell EMC employees are expected to take to the streets in Dublin, Cork and Limerick to dramatically increase the number of collection points and thus help to raise more funds.Both organisations also plan to work together to address the growing digital divide that exists in Irish society. Barnardos has a network of well-established homework clubs and friendship clubs throughout the country. Working with Dell EMC, they plan to introduce a number of Code Work Clubs introducing technical literacy and coding skills to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to learn what is increasingly becoming a core life skill.Bob Savage also shared his thoughts behind the strategic partnership announcement with Barnardos and you can read his blog here.You can learn more about Barnardos and the great work they do here.I truly believe this is an excellent and very worthwhile way to embrace how we at Dell achieve our Legacy of Good goals and also highlights how we can #GoBigWinBig! So why not get involved and help make a change for the better!Elaine BeareProgram Manager / Senior AnalystCOE PMO Group – Dell EMC Ireland COEFollow me on Twitter @ElaineBearelast_img read more

Hall of fame

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaTwo men born in the 1930s had such a powerful impact on Georgia agriculture that they were named to the Agricultural Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia on Sept. 14. They are Melvin H. Johnson, former Georgia director of agricultural education, and Wycliffe R. Griffin, former CEO of Triangle Chemical Company Inc. As a leader in the agricultural and educational communities and state director of agricultural education in Georgia, Johnson is recognized as being the foundation for tremendous improvements in agricultural education in Georgia. After attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Johnson graduated from UGA with a bachelor of science in agriculture and a master’s in agricultural education. He began teaching agricultural education at Berrien County High School in 1958. Johnson earned Berrien’s Young Teacher of the Year in 1964 and a place in the Georgia Agricultural Education Teachers Hall of Fame in 2000. After leaving the classroom, Johnson served as director of the State FFA-FHA Center in Covington from 1979 to 1996, when he was named state director of agricultural education. Presently, Johnson is supervisor of the Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District, representing Rabun County Senior Center; serves on the advisory board for the Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch in Palatka, Fla.; and coordinates volunteers at the Rabun County Senior Center. Griffin found himself on the chemical side of agriculture. After transferring from South Georgia College and graduating from UGA, Griffin joined Triangle Chemical Company, a small independent formulator of agricultural pesticides. During the devastating drought of the 1970s, many growers struggled without irrigation. Griffin advised Triangle Chemical Company to finance the production of the SuperSeeder. Through this, Triangle Chemical received national and state awards in recognition of its contribution to soil conservation. The accomplishment most exemplifying Griffin’s determination was his campaign to have the fungicide Folicur labeled for use on the 1994 peanut crop. John Beasley, an agronomist at UGA, estimates having Folicur for peanuts that year increased the value to the growers more than $32 million in Georgia alone. Griffin’s other accolades include being a member and president of the Southern Crop Production Association, recipient of the Larue Award in 1984, and founder of the Georgia AcChem Association, now known as the Georgia Crop Production Alliance.last_img read more

Suspect arrested after shots fired, foot pursuit in Johnson City

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department says it is looking for a possible second shooter. According to a news release, police charged 19-year-old Jean Cabellero Guzman of Johnson City with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the department at 607-729-9321. You may also email the department at [email protected] or leave a message here. UPDATE: Police say a brief foot-pursuit and struggle preceded bringing Cabellero Guzman into custody. Police noted more arrests are possible pending further investigation JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department arrested one person following a report of shots fired around 9 p.m. Thursday near Corliss Avenue and Broad Street. Additionally, they say multiple people were involved and multiple shots were fired. —-last_img read more

Trump, GOP policies favor the wealthy

first_imgThe Republicans just passed a tax bill estimated to put the country further in debt to the tune of $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. This is on top of the $20 trillion that we now owe, one-third of which is to foreigners.The bulk of the tax cuts will go to corporations and the owners of corporations, not to the middle class or poor, who would probably spend it and stimulate the economy. President Regan, President George W. Bush, and now President Trump all signed tax bills that benefited rich people, put the country further in debt and didn’t really benefit others. Now we are being told that entitlements — Social Security and Medicare — are the problem and must be fixed before the country goes broke. Joseph J. HehirNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Look past skin color to battle prejudice

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBlack History Month leaves out a lot of information, but then again, I guess everything can’t be covered. So let me add just a bit I have not heard mentioned before. The first concept not heard of before is the absolute fact that many blacks defended the South during the Civil War. There is much historical evidence that supports this fact. While the blacks were not allowed to fight by the side of white soldiers, they still fought and died for the South. Many tales from Union soldiers support the fact of blacks fighting them.The second concept not heard is the one proving that many blacks owned other blacks, and even whites, as slaves at the time of the Civil War. Five of the most prominent individuals were: 1) Anthony Johnson, who owned both black and white slaves. 2) William Ellison Jr., who was a slave himself but bought his freedom and that of his family becoming an owner of a plantation and 60 slaves. 3) Antoine Dubuclet, who owned over 70 slaves. 4) Justus Angel who, with his “mistress,” owned 168 slaves and 5) Widow C. Richards, who along with her son, owned 152 slaves.People are people no matter skin color. Let’s try to remember that as we look at and interact with each other as Dr. King Jr. requested in his “I Have a Dream” speech, all of us living side-by-side both without prejudice.Barry GroatSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashlast_img read more