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There’s one FTSE 100 income and growth champion that looks particularly well placed to stage an impressive recovery over the next few years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 championShares in insurance giant Admiral (LSE: ADM) have outperformed the wider FTSE 100 this year significantly. The stock is up 3% year-to-date, that’s compared to a -18% return for the FTSE 100.Admiral is one of the few blue-chip companies that has managed to navigate the crisis quite well. The UK’s largest car insurance business has benefited from a reduction in the number of hours car owners are driving. This has resulted in fewer accidents and payouts.At the same time, consumers have continued to shell out for car insurance because it remains a legal requirement in the UK. This combination of a steady income stream and falling costs has helped support the group’s outlook for the year.But it isn’t business as usual for Admiral. The FTSE 100 business has seen a significant drop-off in claims. Therefore, it decided to refund customers to the amount of £25 per vehicle insured a few weeks ago. Management has also committed £80m for other measures to help customers. 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Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA People, Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Theological Education By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 24, 2014 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Edgar Cruz-Ramos says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) [Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] There has been a change in leadership at the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry, a collaborative education venture of the Episcopal Dioceses of Kansas, West Missouri, Nebraska and Western KansasThe school’s dean since it was founded last summer, the Very Rev. Andrew Grosso of the Diocese of Kansas, left at the end of June to become the Director of Distance Learning at Nashotah House, an Episcopal seminary located about 30 miles west of Milwaukee, Wis.The Rev. Don Compier, also of Kansas, accepted a call to become the new dean, beginning July 1.The school offers classes to educate people from all four dioceses for leadership in lay and ordained vocations. It conducts classes and provides housing for students in Topeka.The 2014-2015 classes are set to begin in August.The new positions were announced earlier this summer by the school’s board of directors, which includes bishops and representatives of the four partnering dioceses.BKSM board chair, Larry Bingham of the Diocese of Kansas, said that Compier “has extensive experience in theological education, including more than a decade in administration and nearly 25 years as a faculty member, most recently as Dean and Professor of Theology at Graceland University Seminary, an institution of the Community of Christ, in Independence, Mo.”He previously served as a faculty member at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., where one of his students was Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. He also has made presentations to the House of Bishops.Compier, who was ordained as a transitional deacon on June 7, earned his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Emory University in Atlanta. He has served as a member of the Bishop Kemper School’s Board of Directors and has been a faculty member of the school this past year. He also taught at the Kansas School for Ministry, one of the predecessors of the Bishop Kemper School, since 2011. He is fluent in both Spanish and Dutch.The position of dean previously had been part-time but now will be full-time, a move the board approved earlier this year in recognition of the growing needs of the school. Compier will work from his home in Independence, Mo.Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas said of the change in leadership, “We have been richly blessed — first to have someone as capable as the Very Rev. Andrew Gross serving at the Bishop Kemper School, and then to have someone as wonderfully qualified as Dr. Don Compier serve as our next dean. I believe the Lord has been looking out for us.”Bingham said that he and the other members of the board felt that such a smooth transition in a school that is only a year old, without a loss of competency, was inspired.“The Holy Spirit obviously is at work here,” he said.More information about the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry is on its website, www.bishopkemperschool.org.–Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Don Compier is new dean of Bishop Kemper School for Ministry Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group August 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm Blessings from our Lord and Savior.I must say that when I read about Don leaving the Community of Christ seminary I was sadden and preoccupied with the news, but at the same time I have to agree that wherever God points, Don will follow and the brothers and sisters that will be working with Don have gained not only a funny and witty human being, but a qualified, professional, and dedicated scholar and leader. I was blessed with knowing Don as my Educational Advisor, but also as a friend. Don, although you will indeed be missed, I am a better person and theologian because of you. I wanted to publicly thank you, as well as you wife, for feeding not only my mind and my soul, but my belly for the years that we shared together during Focus Sessions. Estimado hermano en Cristo. Le auguro un futuro bello y maravilloso. Que Dios me lo siga bendiciendo siempre y continúe su trabajo de moldear discípulos para la obra de nuestro Señor en la tierra.Le llevare siempre en mi corazón,Edgar Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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CopyHouses•Pinamar, Argentina Alamos House / Estudio GaleraSave this projectSaveAlamos House / Estudio Galera Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 40 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 195 m² Photographs Photographs: Federico CairoliCollaborators:Horacio Riga, Verónica ColemanAgrimensura:Claudio D´eramoStructural Calculation:Ing. Javier MendiaRender:Arq. Dwight Stone ShunkAnimation:BallaxConstructor:Panadero Constructora//Leandro Condori ConstruccionesLandscaping:Lorena AllemaniTranslation And Text Editing:Soledad PereyraProject Team:Ariel Galera, Diego Ballario, Cesar Amarante, Francisco VillamilCity:PinamarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumFrom the architects. Intended for permanent residence, this single-family home was set in a flat corner lot of a little more than 900m2 in a new parceling in the North of Pinamar (seaside town in the Coast of Argentina) where the building density does not exceed two houses per block.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliLiving, feeling, moving around, growing, enjoying and resting are some of the feelings that inspired the design. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliPresence and absence. The house is lifted from the ground leaving 94% of the lot area free. This creates a circulation on the ground level in which the landscape of pines blends with the barking of dogs and the sound of girls running, cycling and shouting under the house.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Federico CairoliOn this level, a closed box (open on its upper perimeter –only 50cm before the closings reach the slab) is reduced to a minimum size to liberate the ground area under the house. This is a self-contained compartment with no pedestrian views to the exterior. Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Federico CairoliOn the ground floor we also find the access to the house, services, garden, barbecue grill and an area for gathering and leisure.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliAs we go upstairs, we can get a glimpse at the pine forest through horizontal slits and once there, the house opens to the uninhabited woody environment as a lookout. This is a simple plan: the public area is open on its sides and ends with a concrete wall which hangs with an opening, a cutout that frames the forest in front of the house. Towards the center of the lot, we find the shelter area: a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a bedroom with a flexible enclosure that allows to use it as a bedroom and playroom, but also to divide it into a second bedroom –thanks to sliding panels – when there are visitors. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliStructure. “Basically, architecture means to defy the laws of gravity, get rid of supports, to equilibrate. The rest is comfort, a little bit of comfort over here, a little bit of comfort over there.” Ärtigas Rosa-Villanova.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionFar from being a superfluous or banal decision, making the house float over the terrain was the key action that makes sense to the house. To liberate the zero plane. And to do this, the architecture is simple –or at least it looks so-. Two pairs of leaning columns and a few concrete walls carry the structural loads to the sand lot.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe leaning columns get the loads of two beams which, in turn, receive the loads of other two long beams from which the cable stays that support the slab/upper floor (ground floor roof) hang.Over the upper slab, the large (height, thickness) short beams –far from being an oxymoron- detach themselves from the cover slab, enabling a fast circulation of rainwater below them. Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli Light. Every day throughout the year, with different intensity and varying according to the time of the day and season, the shadows cast from the hanging concrete screen on the East, the brisolei and vegetation on the West, the holes on the iron sheet on the ground floor or through the fold on the cover slab over the living room, slip into the house modifying the interior/exterior space perception and generate different atmospheres. Every day is different and so is each time of it.The presence of leaning columns and an open air space under the cantilevers create light and shadow at the time that offer cool air in summer.Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli Climate. Along the Argentine coast, temperatures vary between -5°C in winter and +35°C in summer. Consequently, houses designed for permanent residence need to provide thermal comfort throughout the year. Concrete walls with expanded polystyrene core plates –found in the center of the formwork- were used in the construction of Alamos House. This simple action reduces the thermal loss between interior/exterior to a minimum and the chance of condensation produced by a temperature difference between the two sides of the concrete wall. Apart from the needed water-proof insulation, the cover slab was filled with cellular concrete. To the West, the glazed front façade offers views to the forest at the time that shelters a private one: different species of plants were placed as a green curtain along an 80cm wide metal shelf which produces shadows, gives privacy and works as an air chamber insulator. On the edge, running the length of the metal shelf, the brisolei -especially designed and manufactured for the house- breaks the views while it unifies and protects the house.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliMaterial. Alamos House defines itself for liberating the zero plane-maximizing, thus, the use of the lot- and for its materials: the contrast between the concrete and its perfect finish (for those who think that the ‘flaws’ show the traces of the process), the texture of plaster in inner walls, the warmth of wood, the perfect horizontal surfaces and the wooden and marble counters in contrast with the polished concrete floors. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliTo reduce the costs of maintenance –which are measured in terms of money or energy/time of the users- was paramount. Therefore, the house was designed with materials that help reduce these costs to the minimum: structures of exposed reinforced concrete and industrials floors of polished concrete. The ground floor box was closed following a similar logic: a lightweight concrete wall coated in plasterboard in the inside and in corrugated galvanized iron sheet in the outside with an air chamber with glass wool in the center. At Alamos, wood of any kind was used for coating or exterior openings. The brisolei was made of galvanized iron while the railings and fences show galvanized parts as well as anti-corrosive painted iron. Save this picture!© Federico CairoliShape. The house does not need to have the shape of a chalet or duplex, but to shelter those spaces that allow its inhabitants to run, sleep, play, read, listen to music or gather with friends. The rest is nonsense, descriptive memory. “… for it is not the walls, or the roof; neither is the floor that individualizes a house but the beings who live there with their conversations, laughter, loves and hates, people who impregnate the house with something immaterial but profound, with something so incorporeal as a smile on a face, even though it is through physical objects like carpets, books or colors. Since the paintings we see on the walls, the colors used to paint doors and windows, the design of the carpets, the flowers we find in bedrooms, the discs and books, even though they are material objects (as they also belong to the flesh, lips and eyebrows), they are, however, manifestations of the soul, since the soul cannot manifest itself to our material eyes but through matter, and that is a precariousness of the soul but also a subtle curiosity.” On Heroes and Tombs. Ernesto Sábato.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessThis 3D Model Shows the Damage Caused by ISIS to Palmyra’s Temple of BelArchitecture NewsPaulo Mendes da Rocha Awarded Golden Lion for Lifetime AchievementArchitecture News Share Projects Argentina Architects: Estudio Galera Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio GaleraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on May 06, 2016Cite: “Alamos House / Estudio Galera” 06 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway “COPY” Manufacturers: Randers Tegl Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927864/bygdoynesveien-15-residential-complex-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter Clipboard CopyAbout this officeReiulf Ramstad ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloOn FacebookNorwayPublished on November 07, 2019Cite: “Bygdøynesveien 15 Residential Complex / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter” 06 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Facebook Linkedin Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Facebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 printA baby born today has Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo until 6:25 a.m., when the Moon enters Libra.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021:Strong-willed, mentally quick and courageous, when you’re right, you won’t give an inch. This year, however, you work on a team, and patience creates a very successful and profitable project. If single, don’t be too anxious to please lovers. Your true soul mate comes along in May. If attached, you may be in a turbulent phase, but this smooths out soon. Then you are in bliss. LEO is super generous.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★The sky picture brings a sensitive and sentimental mood to love. Photos, scrapbook souvenirs and walks along the cold shore will delight someone you care for. Devote the day to love magic. You deserve it. Tonight: A socially distanced dinner date. Don’t be impulsiveTAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★Good health habits are a must today. Honor your body and serve healthy foods. An animal that strays to your door may belong to someone else. Don’t consider it a permanent part of your household until you find out. Tonight: Early beddie-byes.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today promises sparkles and surprises in matters of the heart. Significant meetings and partings can occur. You always enjoy a challenge in love situations and can lose interest in someone who is too complacent. Tonight: Make up your mind. Don’t think so much.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Thoughts will center on home life and understanding family members. Avoid a change of residence. The move would prove unsatisfactory. Relatives can be entering new life stages, or a residence might need updating. Tonight: Be flexible. Conversations with and about relatives are revealing.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Stay in familiar surroundings today. Vehicles can be unreliable or directions lost. Use care in communication during this time, for messages can be lost or misconstrued. Carrying a talisman of citrine for clarity can be most helpful. Tonight: The mental cobwebs are swept away.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Earning enough to pay for new treasures will absorb your attention today. Enjoy all that you have, rather than lamenting that which eludes you. You’ve been concerned about security. This trend will ebb. And your financial picture should grow promising. Tonight: Keep hope alive.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★★Your judgement is especially good today, so don’t go through the usual agony about making a decision. Your instincts will lead you to the right choices. A new home, job or relationship can replace the familiar. Tonight: The final message is that it’s time to grow.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Suddenly discretion is more important than usual. You will cherish your privacy today. You’ll be aware of the secret worries and needs of others. There are opportunities to be helpful, almost acting like a guardian angel to those less fortunate. Tonight: You impress yourself.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Follow through with networking. Blend business and pleasure today. Don’t take others for granted. Associates might not be as they first appear. Competitive situations are present. If you’re the winner in a conflict, be alert to the possibility of poor sportsmanship. Tonight: Relax.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★You will be highly visible at work. Be aware of cycles and patterns in your social life. Friendships can impact your career. As 2021 gets underway, past life connections will become apparent in intimate relationships. Tonight: Expect a tense situation. Practice deep breathing.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Journeys of the mind as well as actual geographic wanderings will take you to new places in the future. Now, because of COVID, you cannot travel. But new concepts can broaden your outlook. Tonight: Reach out to a friend currently in a foreign land.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Life is full of sparkle, but resist the temptation to control. Recognize and respect synchronicity. Allow destiny to play her hand, and you will triumph. The veil to the afterlife will be especially transparent. Tonight: Loved ones on the other side can communicate quite clearly.Born today: Actor Clark Gable (1901), poet Langston Hughes (1902), photographer Vivian Maier (1926) Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleImage Magazine: Winter 2020/2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: Trump parts with lead impeachment lawyers, avalanche buries skier in Utah Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Iheyaspira bathycodon new species (Vetigastropoda: Trochoidea: Turbinidae: Skeneinae) from the Von Damm Vent Field, Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre, Caribbean
Iheyaspira bathycodon sp. nov. is described from the Von Damm Vent Field on the world’s deepest spreading centre, the Mid-Cayman Spreading Centre (MCSC), Caribbean, at 2300 m depth. The new species is defined and illustrated from 11 specimens, with brief notes on habitat and known distribution. Molecular phylogenetic data from partial COI mDNA, 16S rDNA and nuclear 18S rDNA regions are used to analyse the species’ phylogenetic position and its morphology is compared with previously described skeneid and vent taxa. The new species is distinguished from the most closely allied vent species, Iheyaspira lequios Okutani, Sasaki & Tsuchida, 2000 by morphological differences in radula diagnosis and appendage structure of the head-foot. Iheyaspira bathycodon sp. nov. is the tenth turbinid to be described from a hydrothermal-vent environment and the second species to be named from recently discovered hydrothermal vents on the MCSC. Determining the faunal composition of assemblages at the vent fields of the MCSC will help to elucidate the vent biogeography of the region.
Magdalen College were crowned University Challenge champions on Monday night, after a clear victory over York University.Starting off with a question on Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, York initially appeared strong, with their Captain, Andrew Clemo, answering questions with a disconcerting \”Cheshire-cat grin\”.However, as the questions roamed from mammalian hormones to game theory, Magdalen quickly took a decisive lead, taking 200 points to York\’s 50 after only 19 minutes.Whilst at one point it appeared that an impressive comeback could be launched off the back of a round on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody\’ characters, York simply could not keep up once Magdalen were in full swing again, thanks to some well-timed questions on the solar system.The gong finally sounded with Magdalen reaching 290 points to York\’s 85. Whilst York had gone for a more casual appearance, Magdalen\’s formal choice of outfits, complete with Captain Matthew Chan\’s impressively bright yellow trousers, appeared to have made the difference.Historian and author, Anthony Beevor, was on hand to present the trophy, highlighting the range of knowledge displayed, praising the quality of the current education system, and dismissing claims that the academic quality of the university experience was being watered down.The victorious Magdalen team was headed by Chan, a History undergraduate from Leamington Spa, and also included Will Cudmore, an English undergrad from Lincolnshire, and Kyle Haddad-Fonda and James McComish, postgraduates from Seattle and Melbourne. Haddad-Fonda in particular stood out from the other competitors, with a breadth of knowledge that spanned all realms of academia. Magdalen\’s victory proved to be the fourth for the college, who also top the Norrington Table, finished as Head of the River in this year\’s women\’s Torpids Regatta, and have five alumni in the cabinet, having previously won University Challenge in 1997, 1998 and 2004. No other college or university has won more than twice.Chan told Cherwell how, despite the unpredictable nature of the University Challenge style of questioning, the team had still believed that there was \”a definite possibility\” that they could win the tournament.He added that although they had little knowledge of the skills of the other competitors, it was fact this randomness that \”makes the experience particularly nerve-wracking, but also particularly engrossing\”.Whilst Chan did warn that a large ego would be required to deal with the shower of mixed reactions to participation in the competition, particularly as \”being from Oxford, [one] will inevitably be hammered about being posh and/or smug\”, he would \”definitely recommend the experience\”.Cherwell was also told that the team enjoyed a celebratory dinner at the President\’s Lodgings in Magdalen, followed by \”attempts to have it large\” with \”Oxford\’s Monday out-of-term nightlife\”.However, despite the \”Matthew Chan: phwoar\” facebook group having 317 ‘likes\’, some have said that this year\’s contest lacked some of the more memorable contestants of previous years, such as winning captains Gail Trimble and Alex Guttenplan. Furthermore, there was a noticeable lack of any female contestants in this year\’s final.Nevertheless, with Matthew hoping to take up a place at Princeton next year, Will working as an assistant to a Conservative MP and James and Kyle working towards completing further academic work, who knows what the future will hold for these champions?Â
Saturday, May 13, 2017, amid heavy rain and rising tides, the Ocean City Post Office held their 25th annual National food drive. The Postmen traversed the streets of Ocean City to pick up donations of non-perishable food items for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard. Our many volunteers assisted with the off-loading, weighing, sorting and shelving the 4,157 pounds of donations from our community. It is with grateful thanks that we acknowledge the efforts of the postal workers, community, volunteers and all those that assisted in this wonderful drive. Gratefully,Dorothy Cianci, Coordinator of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard
A reinforcing shot of bitter cold air will come in time for the new year and we are looking at a little snow to coat the ground as well. High temperatures have been in the 20s most of this week with wind chills in the single digits. Now another, even colder, shot of air will be arriving on New Years Eve. A cold front will be moving through on Saturday which will bring a shot of some light snow. With ground temperatures below freezing, any snow will easily stick to the ground.Computer models show a period of light snow during the morning and early afternoon hours on Saturday. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)Snow will fall mainly between 7am-3pm Saturday with a coating to 1″ expected. High temperatures on Saturday may briefly creep above the freezing mark but that will be the last time for a while.Forecast Snow Amounts around 1″ possible on SaturdayBehind the front, blustery conditions for New Years Eve as highs will not get out of the low 20s and winds chills will be in the single digits all day.Forecast Highs on New Years Eve.It will be downright frigid if you are going out for First Night in Ocean City. Coldest temperatures that we have seen in a long time will settle in. Winds will still be busy as temperatures drop into the teens and wind chills will drop below zero.Wind Chills at or below Zero New Years Eve night.We will start the New Year just like we finished it. High temperatures will be in the low 20s with brisk northwest winds around 20mph which will make temperatures feel like its in the single digits despite the sunshine.Wind Chills during the day on New Years Day will remain in the single digits.Not much relief the remainder of the week as frigid air will hang around and temperatures will mostly remain below the freezing mark all week. For those snow lovers out there, despite all this cold weather, no snow is expected through the period. (Except this Saturday of course). A “thaw” could come by next weekend as highs could reach into the low 40s.Happy New Year!