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Mayor’s Message: November 3

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,The 305-foot dredge Texas is moored off the north end of Ocean City and began pumping sand onto our beaches on Thursday night. This marks the beginning of a project that will bring 1.3 million cubic yards of new sand to the beaches between Seaspray Road and 12th Street. The crews also will stockpile sand to help us rebuild dunes at Fifth Street and other areas. Work will proceed from north to south, and about 1,000 feet of beach at a time will be closed. The project is expected to be entirely complete by February 2018, and I want to thank our partners in the federal Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Protection and all Ocean City residents and guests for their patience during this work.At the same time, the work on boardwalk demolition between 10th Street and 12th Street is making good progress. On Friday, crews were using heavy equipment to knock down a final stretch of substructure near 12th Street. Sections of decking have been constructed off-site, so once new pilings are in place, we should see the new boardwalk take shape quickly. The project is on schedule for completion by March 2018. As always, we’re hoping to beat that deadline.On the bay side, hydraulic dredging at Carnival Bayou and mechanical dredging at Sunny Harbor is underway. Dredging operations are expected to move to South Harbor during the week of Nov. 13 to 17. The contractors (see contact info ) are making private arrangements with homeowners to dredge boat slips in these areas.We’ll have a full moon tomorrow, and tides are expected to be higher than normal on Saturday (8:45 a.m.), Sunday (8:31 a.m.) and Monday (9:19 a.m.). With strong winds coming off the ocean on Saturday and Sunday, forecasters are predicting minor tidal flooding in the hours around those tides, particularly on Sunday. I ask everybody to keep an eye on the forecast and to be prepared to move cars from streets that flood.I want to remind everybody to turn their clocks back by an hour on Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.The inbound lanes of the Route 52 causeway to Ocean City will be closed Saturday morning from about 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. to accommodate the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K run/walk. Please plan alternative routes if you plan to return to Ocean City at that time.Finally, Michele and I would like to extend our sympathy to Councilman Keith Hartzell and his family. Keith’s mother, June Hartzell, passed away last week at age 90. The Hartzell family has always shared a love of Ocean City and a commitment to their community. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 4) at Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Avenue. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

News story: Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks

first_imgAdditionally, police officers will be able to stop and search people suspected of using drones above 400ft or within 5km of an airport, which will help them tackle disruption such as that seen at Gatwick Airport in December.The government is also working closely with the police to examine whether they have the appropriate powers to respond effectively to other offences involving drones, including around prisons, and will take further legislative action if necessary.The Home Office will also keep under review the adequacy of existing powers to tackle offences related to the misuse of laser pointers.Today’s announcement supports the government’s action plan to tackle the use of acid and other corrosive substances in violent attacks.Action has included to date: The move will enable police officers to effectively enforce a new offence of carrying corrosives in a public place, which is passing through Parliament in the Offensive Weapons Bill.Currently, police can only stop and search people they suspect of carrying acid with intent to cause injury.The proposal to extend stop and search was widely supported during a public consultation – the results of which are published today. They show 90% of respondents, including senior police officers, back the change.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: Anyone who carries acid to maim and disfigure others is a coward who deserves to face the full force of the law. That is why we are giving police officers greater powers to help bring them to justice and protect the public from their sickening crimes – which can leave victims’ with life-changing injuries. The police are clear stop and search is one of the most important tools they have in the fight against serious violence – I will continue to give them the support they need to do their vital work. The police service welcomes changes widening officers’ ability to stop and search those who would seek to cause serious harm using corrosive substances. Identifying and disrupting those individuals through the controlled use of stop and search powers is an important way in which we can keep the public safe. As with the range of stop and search powers currently available to police officers, Chief Constables will be keen to ensure that these powers are used correctly in a legitimate, proportionate and considerate way. Introducing the Offensive Weapons Bill to prevent the sale and delivery of corrosive substance to under 18s and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place.center_img Putting in place a set of voluntary commitments on the responsible sale of corrosive substances which a number of major retailers have signed up to. These restrict access to products containing acid and other harmful corrosive substances and prohibit sales to under 18s. Deputy Chief Constable, Adrian Hanstock, stop and search lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said: Making sulphuric acid above a concentration level of 15% a regulated substance under the Poisons Act 1972 so it can only be sold to members of the public with a Home Office licence. Since 1 November 2018, it has been a criminal offence for members of the public to possess sulphuric acid above 15% concentration without a Home Office licencelast_img read more

Senators discuss transfer forgiveness, union support

first_img“I definitely saw a significant change in the rigor of my academics when I came from my old school … My transition was a little rough,” Chuang said.  A resolution aiming to ease the academic transition for transfer students was proposed during an Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. The resolution advocates extending the Freshman Forgiveness program to transfers. The program currently allows first-year students to retake up to three classes in which they received a grade of D+ or below.   Sen. Emily Johnson said that the testimonials from workers motivated her work on the resolution and emboldened her to educate other students through clipboarding campaigns.  Commitment to the pact encourages prioritization of academics and self- care practices such as using mental health resources at Engemann Student Health Center during the elections process.  McMorran hopes the resolution bolsters support for the union and encourages students to respect the workers at USC.  “These people are not invisible,” McMorran said. “They are here, we interact with them every day. “  One of the proposed changes limits slates to a maximum of three people. Slates involve multiple candidates running together on the same platform points. Assistant Director of Elections and Recruitment Julia Katcher said that since slates have a historic advantage during elections, reducing the number of people allowed on a slate campaign team will level the playing field.  Additionally, senators proposed a resolution declaring formalized support for the 800 housing and hospitality workers during their new contract negotiations. The resolution stated that “the workers represented by Unite Here! Local 11 deserve good-faith contract negotiations and support from the University community.”  Later during the meeting, the Election and Recruitment team presented changes to the 2020 USG Elections Code. The team incorporated feedback from senators in their proposal to change parts of the election process.  Sen. Angela Chuang, who transferred from George Washington University, was inspired by her difficulty adapting to the environment at USC to help author the resolution.  Chuang believes that extending the policy would be an important step in improving the transfer experience.  “I have heard several people talk about how it’s great that they get benefits, but that shouldn’t be a substitution for a livable wage, especially one that doesn’t keep pace with the increase of living in Los Angeles,” Johnson said. The resolution cited multiple studies on the “transfer shock” phenomenon, which theorizes that the change in academic environment for transfer students results in a GPA dip during their first semester at a new institution.  The team also changed the definition of a write-in candidate. Write-in candidates will need to be written on the ballot. Previously, write-in candidates names would be printed on the ballot and received many of the same privileges, such as USG advertising their platforms.  If passed, the resolution will allow transfer students to retake up to one course of any undergraduate level from their first semester at USC. It referenced data from a survey conducted by the USC Transfer Student Community that revealed 89.4% of the 565 respondents believed extending the forgiveness program “would help transfers if provided.”   In lieu of advice from senators, workshops administered by the Election and Recruitment team will provide insight for candidates on how to run a successful campaign.  Sen. Christopher McMorran said he appreciated the inclusion of the wellness pact in the proposed changes, saying that  running for office took a toll on his mental health. The wellness pact is a voluntary agreement candidates can sign that emphasizes “the importance of prioritizing the mental health and well-being of candidates during the stressful elections process,” the presentation read.  Other personal testimonials from transfer students who struggled during their transition to USC were also included in the resolution. One student said that struggling to raise their GPA after underperforming during their first semester at USC led to lower self-confidence and contributed to a harsher transition.  “It’s supposed to be designed to help alleviate students of that stress, knowing that they can possibly retake a class if they’re not doing well and, hopefully, focus efforts on what they need to,” Chuang said.  The changes also prohibit USG senators, executives and members of the marketing team from publicly endorsing candidates as well as counseling candidates during the race.  USG senators discussed resolutions regarding a potential Transfer Forgiveness policy and supporting union-protected USC staff during a meeting Tuesday. (Ally Wei | Daily Trojan)last_img read more