The Ocean City High School After Prom Mission

first_imgBill and Amy HolmesCharlie and Jennifer BowmanOcean City High School After Prom CoordinatorsThe pictures featured below show some of the fun that is available for the students after the prom: Even our small, family oriented beach-town needs to be very aware of the battles our students face everyday. In a world of tempations a proactive approach from the parents, staff, and community to come together to protect our students is needed more than ever. As a community, this night shows how much we value our students, knowing full well the alternatives to celebrate are available. Each year the annual Ocean City High School After Prom embraces a night of good friends, good food, and good fun., celebrating a milestone night together in a safe haven that promotes creating fabulous memories together- free of drugs and alcohol. Our monthly planning efforts began in October and have grown into biweekly planning events at the high school. Decorating, food planning, Minute to Win It games, Inflatables, DJ’s, Karaoke, photo booths, live entertainment, and thousands of dollars worth of prizes will keep the night going. It is our hope the students see that there is value in creating this safe haven for them to be themselves as they engage in substance free fun and activities. And besides, the event is completely FREE to them! The After Prom Committee is a set of parents who are dedicated to keeping the Ocean City High School students FREE of temptation on a night that could potentially be one of life changing choices. Many years ago our school family lost two precious souls on a fall November night due to a drunk driver.  Our community was shaken tremendously.  Through this, parents made a commitment to helping keep other families from such a life altering experience.  One of their efforts birthed the Ocean City High School After Prom.  After 20 years, the program runs strong, as we can expect close to 700 students to attend. Throughout the night, hundreds of parent and community volunteers will celebrate our students as they enjoy the After Prom, having made the decision to stay sober and attend this all night party. All in all, the After Prom party creates the beautiful alternative to avoid the drugs and alcohol available to them everyday.  Every. Single. Day.  It is no secret that even in a small, quiet beach town like Ocean City, these substances exist, are available, and are being used by some of our student population.  This night celebrates the good decision to choose what it best, in hopes the message of celebrating life without the need for drugs and alcohol lasts longer than Prom Night. The students will arrive by bus from the prom location beginning at 11:15 pm and stay until 4am. We are blessed to say that most of our students stay and enjoy the night from beginning to end, knowing that the big $1,000 prize is drawn as the night commences to a very tired, yet excited senior student from OCHS. Our community invests a great amount of time, thought, and money into our After Prom. Individuals, businesses, and public officials donate through cash and other various gifts into making this event a reality for our children. We could certainly never provide this night without the support of the Ocean City High School community.  We also depend on hundreds of volunteers as we transform the high school into a magical night.  During a Spring Prom Assembly the After Prom is highlighted and encouraged by the Ocean City High School Administration and Staff.  The theme was revealed, as well as the purpose behind the event.  The students were informed of the importance of making the right decisions, promoting substance-free fun.  They were reminded that the entire community is involved in advertising and supporting this event in various ways.last_img read more

Government response: Charity Commission statement on Motability

first_imgThe Charity Commission has issued a statement in response to concerns raised in the media and in Parliament about the Motability scheme. The statement clarifies its regulatory role and remit. We also made clear, following the conclusion of our review last year, that we consider the level of operating capital held by the company in order to guarantee the scheme to be cautious, and agreed with the charity, as part of its oversight of the scheme, that it would ensure that this matter is kept under continuous review. Email [email protected] We are aware of the issues reported in the media and indeed recently undertook a detailed review of the charity’s financial accounts and of its relationship with the non-charitable company Motability Operations. That review did not identify regulatory concerns about the charity’s governance or its relationship with the commercial company. It is not for the Commission to comment on the pay of the CEO of a large non-charitable commercial company. However, we have made clear to the trustees of the charity Motability that the pay of the CEO of its commercial partner Motability Operations may be considered excessive and may raise reputational issues for the charity. These reputational issues are for the trustees to manage.center_img Press office Motability Operations Group is not a charity and does not come under the Charity Commission’s jurisdiction as charity law regulator. The company provides a commercial service to the charity Motability which in turn oversees the Motability scheme. As many have stated, the Motability scheme provides an absolutely vital and important service to thousands of people across the UK.last_img read more

Arsenal hand Bukayo Saka No. 7 shirt

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Premier League strugglers, Arsenal FC, have handed their new sensation Bukayo Saka the club’s number 7 shirt for the 2020/2021 football season.The young winger, who was rewarded with a new long-term contract, dropped his No. 77 for No. 7 to reflect his key role in Mikel Arteta’s squad – though he will still wear No. 77 for the two remaining games this term. The north London club released their new home kit for the new season – and with it, some clues as to their plans for the coming campaign.The Gunners unveiled their fresh new look on Thursday morning ahead of the final day of the Premier League season.Arteta’s side will wear the new strip against Watford on Sunday, and also in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea on August 1.The kit – available from July 23 – features on Arsenal’s site, and the option to print players’ names on the top has revealed a few number changes for the squad.William Saliba signed for Arsenal last summer before being loaned back to St Etienne, but the centre-back is taking Mohamed Elneny’s No.4 shirt for the 2020/21 campaign. Egypt international Elneny is contracted to Arsenal until 2022, but is currently on loan at Besiktas – and his squad number change to 25 suggests Arteta may look to move him on if possible.The futures of a number of players remains uncertain, though Mesut Ozil retains his No.10 jersey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still No.14.Dani Ceballos is another player whose fate is unclear given his loan move from Real Madrid expires at the end of the season.However, the fact that he remains No.8 for now has given some Arsenal fans hope that the Spanish midfielder will either sign another loan deal – or seal a permanent transfer – to remain at the Emirates next year.Tags: ArsenalBukayo SakaNumber 7 ShirtPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Donegal man Tommy goes down a “bomb” in The Restaurant

first_imgDonegal man Tommy Martin is the final celebrity taking on the HeadChef Challenge in Virgin Media One’s ‘The Restaurant’ tomorrow night (Thurs).The final episode of the new series of ‘The Restaurant’ with Marco Pierre White and Rachel Allen airs on Virgin Media One at 9pm.This week it’s the Annagry man’s turn to take on our Head Chef Challenge. Tommy, who’s a sports presenter and columnist, is a Donegal man with Italian blood.His Italian grandmother fed the family in the best traditions of Italy and Ireland, encouraging her extended brood to enjoy pasta as well as potatoes, so naturally, Tommy’s menu has an Italian influence.Tommy and the crew from The Restaurant including Ramelton chef Gary O’Hanlon.For starters, Tommy made Lobster & Greencastle Crab Bisque with Scallops & Langoustine, honouring his home county of Donegal.For mains, Tommy served Duck Confit with Gratin Dauphinoise & Irish Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Sadly, the dish didn’t go down well with the critics, Rachel Allen found the duck “lovely and tender, but a bit unimaginative”. The second main course was Loin of Lamb with Salsa Verde & Caponata that went down well with Marco, who commented, “I like big flavours, and this ticks all the boxes for me”.For desserts, Tommy served, a Pistachio & Almond Cake with Lemon Ripple Ice Cream. The cake recipe came from Tommy’s wife Catriona.And the second dessert, Chocolate Bombe with Strawberry Ice Cream & Hot Chocolate Sauce, was from a happy family holiday in France and Tommy’s two children; Isla and James who just loved it. Sadly, the bomb did not ignite the Critics’ table. Marco commented “I don’t think I can eat this”.The Restaurant is hosted in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill Donnybrook.Donegal man Tommy goes down a “bomb” in The Restaurant was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:the restaurantTommy Martinlast_img read more

Aus firm gets SA gas project go-ahead

first_img11 October 2013Australian-listed company Sunbird Energy has received government approval for the acquisition of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa’s west coast, paving the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would boost the country’s gas-to-electricity generation capacity.Sunbird and its South African empowerment partner Umbono Capital were “particularly happy with the extremely professional and timely handling of the approvals process by the regulator”, Sunbird said in a statement on Wednesday.The approval establishes Sunbird as the operator of South Africa’s largest and most advanced undeveloped gas field with a 76% working interest, with national oil company PetroSA holding the remaining 24% of the licence.“On our current economic modelling of the 2P reserves base, the project has a potential net present value of over US$1-billion,” said Sunbird Energy chairman Kerwin Rana.Sunbird said it would be looking to supply gas from Ibhubesi to state company Eskom’s 1 338-megawatt (MW) Ankerlig power station, which is currently burning expensive imported diesel, and a new 474 MW gas-fired station for which the Department of Energy has requested private sector proposals.“With the Ibhubesi gas project being South Africa’s largest proven gas field and its strategic location on the energy-constrained west coast, Sunbird is in a strong position to commercialise a domestic gas reserve of national importance,” Rana said.The company said it had started field development planning as part of the front end engineering and design phase of the project, and would make a final investment decision by early 2015.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

2016 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Luke Garrabrant, Licking County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After a full month of being sidelined from planting his Licking County fields, Luke Garrabrant was finally able to find some ground ready to go on Friday, May 27th. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins took a lap around on one of Garrabrant’s farms to get an update for the area in a new Cab Cam.last_img

Eastern Ohio ag station celebrating 50 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Noble County will celebrate its past, present and future this Sunday.The station, which is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, is holding a rededication ceremony and field day in honor of its 50th anniversary. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.The station is at 16870 Bond Ridge Road (Township Road 126) near Caldwell, about 2 miles east of Belle Valley and about 100 miles east of Columbus. The rededication program starts at 2 p.m. Afterward, wagons will take attendees on tours of the station’s grounds and facilities.During the tours, experts from OARDC and Ohio State University Extension will talk about the station’s research on grazing and forage management, beef cattle and sheep production, ruminant nutrition, and land reclamation. They’ll cover past successes, current studies as well as new directions.The station was started in 1965 as the Eastern Ohio Resource Development Center, or EORDC. Its first section, Unit 1, included 768 acres. In 1966, its second and final section, Unit II, was created when the Union Carbide Corporation and Baker-Noon Coal Company donated 1,325 acres that had been extensively strip mined for coal.“A lot has changed in agriculture since 1966,” said Ken Scaife, who oversees OARDC’s research stations as assistant to the director of the center’s Wooster campus. “We’re inviting everyone to join us, friends and neighbors of the station and others, as we celebrate 50 years of agricultural progress in Noble County.”For details on the event, contact the station’s manager, Wayne Shriver, at [email protected] or 740-732-2682.last_img read more

2016 NBA Mock Draft: First Round 2.0

first_imgNBA DraftTwitter/@NBADraft NBA DraftTwitter/@NBADraftWe’re only one week away from the 2016 NBA Draft. The draft order has long been set, and the Philadelphia 76ers have been on the clock deciding who they will take with the No. 1 pick. As the date gets closer, all of the potential picks begin to crystallize and the draft starts to take shape. Last month, we brought you our first NBA Mock Draft, but now we decided to take an updated crack at prognosticating how the draft will play out. Note, there are no draft-day trades in our scenario. We predicted what every team would do if it stood pat and picked in its designated slot.Without further ado, let’s kick things off.   Get Started: Picks 1-5Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img

Passenger Transportation Board expected to rule on Greyhound application to stop serving

first_imgThe company has called on the provincial government to subsidize intercity bus travel, similar to the subsidies provided to municipal transit. VICTORIA, B.C. — The Passenger Transportation Board of B.C. is expected to deliver its decision today on Greyhound’s application to cease service on four Northern B.C. routes.Last August Greyhound Canada announced that it was planning to cut nine routes across the province, including the Dawson Creek – Whitehorse and Prince George – Dawson Creek routes. The company is also seeking to greatly reduce service on other routes in Southern B.C. after saying that many of its routes are no longer profitable.During a series of public hearings on the application, Greyhound said it is losing $35,000 per day, which works out to a loss of nearly $13 million per year. Greyhound Canada’s lawyer David Blair explained during a hearing in Fort St. John that the only reason the company has been able to serve rural and remote communities is by also maintaining licenses on more profitable routes.last_img read more