Google expands its nonprofit programme

first_imgGoogle has expanded its nonprofit programme, by which it helps charities and nonprofits in several countries to make the most of some of its products and tools. It has also simplified the registration process to cover all of the opportunities with a single registration.The programme offers:* up to $10,000 a month in advertising on Google AdWords to reach more donors or supporters* free or discounted Google Apps “to cut IT costs and operate more efficiently”* premium features for YouTube and Google Mapping to raise awareness of causes.The single registration means that organisation will no longer have to apply separately for Google Grants, the YouTube Nonprofits programme, and other elements.Elements of the programme, such as the AdWords and YouTube programmes, have been available to UK charities for several years. But the revamped Google Nonprofits programme is not yet available to UK charities.Google will also be offering more educational videos and case studies to help organisations make the most of its tools. It has also created a Nonprofits Marketplace which lists agencies and partners that offer training or consulting in these tools for free or at discounted rates for charities. These firms are already certified partners from existing Google marketplaces—like AdWords Authorised Resellers, Analytics Certified Partners, Google Apps Marketplace and the Google Earth Outreach Developer Marketplace.The Google for Nonprofits blog cites examples of nonprofits that have achieved impressive results using its tools.These include Direct Relief International which raised more than $1,000,000 with AdWords, the Natural Resource Defense Council which attracted over 100,000 views on their YouTube videos at the time of the BP oil spill last year, and Samasource’s success in saving tens of thousands of dollars using Google Apps.www.google.com/nonprofits  62 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 March 2011 | News  61 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Google expands its nonprofit programme Tagged with: corporate Digital donated services Technologylast_img read more

NASA’s Europa Mission Gets a Launch Date

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe A mission to study Europa, a moon of Jupiter that could be home to extraterrestrial life, has been given a launch date.NASA is sending a spacecraft to the icy world, which holds an ocean under its frozen outer shell.Scientists have long regarded the moon as one of the most promising targets in the search for life elsewhere in our Solar System.The Europa Clipper spacecraft will now launch to the Jovian moon in October 2024, arriving in April 2030.The spacecraft, according to the BBC News, was to have launched on NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. But the space agency is reported to no longer be considering that launch vehicle.It will instead lift off on a commercial rocket.The details were disclosed by the mission’s project scientist, Dr. Robert Pappalardo, during a virtual meeting of NASA’s Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG).“We now have clarity on the launch vehicle path and launch date,” Pappalardo, who is based at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, told the meeting.Interest in the moon as a potential habitat for extraterrestrial life was given a boost in the 1990s when the Galileo spacecraft provided evidence that Europa harbored an ocean of liquid water beneath its outer shell.Europa probably has a rocky core surrounded by around 50 miles of liquid water covered by a shell of water-ice that’s roughly 12 miles thick.“Europa’s about the size of Earth’s moon, yet we think it contains twice as much water as all of Earth’s oceans,” Pappalardo said during a virtual talk organized by Arizona State University (ASU) last week.Discussing the moon’s potential for life, he said: “At the bottom of the Earth’s oceans are places where water and rock interact, where water seeps down, contacts hot rock and emerges charged with chemical nutrients — reductants.”When these reductants get together with other chemicals called oxidants, they react, he explained.Pappalardo said these reactions could, “potentially power life at the ocean floor of Europa — even where there is no light to allow for photosynthesis.”The spacecraft will be able to analyze chemicals in frozen water that has welled up to the surface from beneath the ice shell. It might also be able to sample the contents of water plumes that seem to be spurting out into space from locations on the Jovian moon. Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Science and Technology NASA’s Europa Mission Gets a Launch Date Courtesy of JPL Published on Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 2:47 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  65 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community Newscenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes fall in overtime for second straight game

first_img Twitter WhatsApp NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes fall in overtime for second straight game Odessa Jackalopes logo SHREVEPORT, LA. The Odessa Jackalopes jumped out to an early lead Saturday but suffered the same fate as the night before, falling 3-2 in overtime to Shreveport at the George’s Pond Hirschi Coliseum.The Jackalopes (4-5-2-0 overall) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period with goals from Joey Musa and Ben Doherty. The Mudbugs (8-1-1-0) responded with a second-period goal by Matt Weber and tied the game late in the third period with Dilan Peters.Dawson Scirrano’s goal at 3:23 in overtime was the game-winner.The Jackalopes return home for a series against the Lone Star Brahamas starting Thursday at Ector County Coliseum. Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 13, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleWoman returns favor 30 years laterNext articleBARTLETT, CHARLOTTE .jpeg Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Facebook SportsJackalopesLocal News WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Differing Donegal perspectives on Royal visit

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Differing Donegal perspectives on Royal visit Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has hit out at people who rioted and attacked gardai in Dublin last evening on the fringes of the Royal Visit, but says that is not to take away from the legitimate concerns people have about this visit.On the issue of an apology, or whatever words Queen Elizabeth may choose to use when she speaks at a state dinner in Dublin Castle tonight, there needs to be an acknowledgement of the role British Intelligence played in helping plan a number of loyalist atrocities……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/pmacl.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, Junior MInister Dinny Mc Ginley was chosen as one of five Ministers of State to meet the Queen and Prince Philip when they visited government buildings.The Donegal South West Deputy says it was an honour……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/din.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – May 18, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleSoccer – Harps move to Saturday Night footballNext articleTwo injured in Strabane attack News Highland Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Delhi High Court Seeks Union’s Health Budget Details, Crowdfunding Proposals On Petition For Treatment of Rare Diseases

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Seeks Union’s Health Budget Details, Crowdfunding Proposals On Petition For Treatment of Rare Diseases Shreya Agarwal6 March 2021 1:34 AMShare This – xHearing a petition for children suffering from rare diseases like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Hunter’s syndrome, et al the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to state on affidavit its budget for health in the last 5 years and if any unused budget can be used for the treatment of the petitioners or development of therapies for treatment of rare diseases.The court has directed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing a petition for children suffering from rare diseases like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Hunter’s syndrome, et al the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to state on affidavit its budget for health in the last 5 years and if any unused budget can be used for the treatment of the petitioners or development of therapies for treatment of rare diseases.The court has directed a nine-member Committee constituted by it, to submit a report on proposals for crowdfunding of the costs of treatment for children with rare diseases.The committee has further been directed to look into various related issues in its report, including – providing of urgent treatment and therapy options to patients, steps for indigenization of the development of the therapies, reasonable timelines to be followed, accelerated approval processes for current Indian researches on the diseases.While the centre’s response on the idea of crowdfunding was that it couldn’t be undertaken until a dedicated e-platform was set up for the purpose, the representative of the Ministry of Health informed the court orally that a communication had been sent to 4 organisations to arrange for funding of the treatment of the patients in question.The court directed the Union to consider accelerated approvals to the current research on DMD therapies, and said that it ought to explore the confidential proposal put forward by one M/s Sarepta Therapeutics to make the therapies available for children.Earlier, the court had remarked, “Just because of the exorbitant price of the drug or treatment, patients, especially children, suffering from a rare disease ought not to be deprived of treatment for their condition.”The Court, through a common judgment in the two petitions, had issued directions to the Union of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to finalize the implementation of Draft Health Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020 at the earliest.The petitioners had contended that due to the exorbitant prices involved in the treatment, the government must provide free treatment to them as the disease fall well within the draft policy which is at the consultation stage at present.The Court had also directed the Union of India to implement and notify the draft policy and also consider crowd funding option in the meantime for the successful treatment of the petitioners.The petitions have been filed by natural guardians of two children suffering from a rare disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). According to the petitioners, due to the rarity of the disease, its drug was being manufactured by a US-based company called Sarepta Therapeutics, because in India, the drug was presently in its experimental stage.The petitioners, being aggrieved by the exorbitantly expensive prices of the drug, filed petitions in the High Court seeking directions on the Union of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ensure that the petitioners are given free treatment for the disorder as they could not afford the heavy prices at which the drug was being soldSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Santa Anita to continue racing because reforms are ‘working,’ spokesman says

first_img Beau Lund Written by June 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Santa Anita to continue racing because reforms are ‘working,’ spokesman sayscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMario Tama/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) — Santa Anita Park will not heed the California Horse Racing Board’s recommendation to suspend racing in the wake of two more horse deaths over the weekend because the reforms that were enacted earlier in the year appear to be effective, according to a spokesman. In March, the park announced a series of changes surrounding horse safety, including a “zero tolerance” policy for the use of medication on racing day in the wake of more than two dozen horse deaths since December 2018.The California Horse Racing Board further voted to limit whips on racing day as well, a rule that applies to Santa Anita.After the reforms took place, the park saw up to seven weeks of “clean racing,” Stefan Friedman, spokesman for The Stronach Group, a company that owns the park, told ABC News. In addition, the track has seen 50% fewer catastrophic breakdowns during racing and 84% fewer catastrophic incidents during training, Friedman said.There were no horse fatalities between April 1 to May 18, when the death toll remained at 23, Santa Anita said in a statement last month. But after that time, the number of horses dying began to climb once again.On Sunday, 3-year-old Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race and died of a heart attack, Friedman said. The day before, 4-year-old Formal Dude broke down while nearing the finish line in the 10th race and was euthanized, he said.A total of 29 horses have died at Santa Anita since the start of the racing season.The chairman, vice chairman and executive director of the California Horse Racing Board recommended on Saturday that Santa Anita suspend racing for the seven remaining race days of 2019, which lasts until June 23, but continue training during that time period, according to a statement from Mike Marten, the board’s public information officer.“It is our understanding that Santa Anita management, after consultation with certain other industry stakeholders, believes that for a variety of reasons, the future of California racing is best served by continuing to race,” the California Horse Racing Board said in a statement over the weekend.Under current California law, the board does not have the authority to suspend a race meet or remove race dates without the approval of the race track operator or without holding a public meeting with 10 days’ notice, Marten said. Santa Anita’s decision to stay open was made after and “extensive consultation” among the The Stronach Group, the Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers, according to a joint statement from those organizations.Friedman described the most recent horse deaths as “really devastating,” adding that the decision to continue racing “was not made lightly.” The park and the California Horse Racing Board have a “really good relationship,” Friedman added.“The reforms that we instituted are working,” Friedman said. “Do we have a lot more work to do? Absolutely. And everyone at this track, whether it’s the Stronach Group or the horsemen or the trainers or the jockeys, are fully on board and committed to the goal of having zero catastrophic breakdowns.”In April, PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo told ABC News that the animal rights advocacy group supported the new rules that Santa Anita put into place, calling them the “first step in what needs to be an overhaul in racing nationwide.”“The reason that we take that perspective is that the broken bones in California are happening all over the country,” Guillermo said, referring to horse injuries.Friedman argued that if Santa Anita were to shut down the track, it would be a “terrible signal to everyone that these reforms were ineffective, and that’s just not correct.”“Secondly…to shut down racing and essentially shut down training, you’re taking about closing down a facility and the horses,” Friedman said. “There’s no place for them to go in this juncture in California,” he added.Nearly 2,000 horses live on site and hundreds of Santa Anita employees live and work on site as well, Friedman said.Guillermo said in a statement Monday that what’s happening at Santa Anita is a “microcosm of what’s happening in racing nationally: broken bones, death and public outrage.”“Their bodies litter tracks in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Texas and many other states,” she said, adding that PETA recently called for tracks nationwide to suspend racing until they can implement “long-needed and significant changes that will help end the cruelty and protect horses.”Santa Anita Park will host the 2019 Breeders’ Cup world championships on Nov. 1 and 2.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New Commander aboard USS Anchorage

first_img View post tag: americas Stewart, a plankowner of Anchorage, began his tour as Anchorage’s executive officer and commissioned the ship in Anchorage, Alaska May 13, 2013. During his tenure, Anchorage completed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Forum, Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014, Underway Recovery Test (URT-2) for NASA’s Orion Program, and a port visit to San Pedro, California for LA Navy Days.McKenna, a native of Missoula, Montana, attended Aviation Officer Candidate School through the Naval Aviation Cadet program in 1987. He was designated a Naval Aviator and commissioned an ensign in 1989 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.McKenna’s tours of duty include USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, and U.S. Northern Command. He commanded VAQ-129 and VAQ-141. He was selected for major command in 2009 and served as USS Ronald Reagan’s executive officer from 2012-2014.Anchorage is currently in a cycle of pre-deployment training exercises to prepare the ship and crew for a deployment in 2015.[mappress]Press Release, August 19, 2014; Image: US Navy August 19, 2014 View post tag: USS Anchorage Capt. Michael McKenna relieved Cmdr. Joel Stewart as commanding officer aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony, August 15. New Commander aboard USS Anchorage Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: New View post tag: Naval View post tag: Commander View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today New Commander aboard USS Anchorage View post tag: getslast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” MAY 19, 2020

first_imgIS IT TRUE that for more than 18 years this column has served the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County as the place to go to learn things that are going on in local government that other media is reluctant to cover?…much good has come from things posted in “IS IT TRUE” and the comment section has, for the most part, made the City-County Observer the go-to place for open constructive dialog?IS IT TRUE the City-County Observer has always strived to serve as a “Community Watchdog” by sounding the alarm when our citizen’s rights are in danger of being violated by large Corporations, Federal, State, and Local Governmental agencies as well as elected or appointed officials?  …we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about the accomplishments, failures, and triumphs of individuals, the business community, church and community groups, educational institutions and elected and appointed officials?IS IT TRUE that the “MAYORS REOPEN EVANSVILLE TASK FORCE” and the VANDERBURGH COUNTY RESTAURANT RELIEF PROGRAM have taken control of the decision-making process of how and when to reopen businesses in the very near future? …we feel that both groups have some very talented people that can figure out the best and safest ways to return our community back to normalcy?  ..many people are praying that they will make the right decisions for our community?IS IT TRUE people all over America are feeling the way that life has demolished by the “sheltering in place” orders that have prevented them from opening their businesses?…small businesses are the backbones on which the United States was built on? ..the “sheltering in place” decision leaves very little hope for people whose lives are entwined with their family-owned businesses?…this is something that should be addressed in any future stimulus package decisions?IS IT TRUE many people have received their $1,200 stimulus checks and the money is long gone because it was used to buy the bare necessities?  …when people get desperate they will do desperate things? …desperation is caused by loss of employment, not able to pay your water bill, gas, and electric bills, mobile phone bill, can’t pay your rent or mortgage payments, experiencing a medical issue, going through a divorce, can’t buy food or medicine, or can’t make your car payment?IS IT TRUE we wonder if you can name a board who approves a $25 million dollar short term loan by a 6 t0 3 margin without knowing the exact amount of the interest rate they will be charged?  ..the answer to this question is members of the Evansville City Council? …this decision doesn’t speak very highly of the business judgment of the newly appointed City Council Finance Chairman, Ron Beans who recommended that this request be approved? …we can guarantee if the former Evansville City Councilman President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA were still on City Council n this loan request would have never been approved?IS IT TRUE we been told that the City of Evansville may raise our taxes and water and sewer rates in 2021?…we wonder how on earth can a city that has zero population and minimal wage growth feel that they can collect more tax money from its huddled masses than it did the year before? We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. NEWSPAPER IS IT TRUE the stark reality is that newspapers across the country are victims of large investment groups that have cut talent, alienated advertisers, and produced irrelevant biased narratives?…at this rate, there will only be a handful of newspapers still in print in the United States in 10 years? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE we been told that the Vanderburgh County Republican party will be fielding a candidate to run against District 77 State Representative Ryan Hatfield in the upcoming General election?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that the Dottie Thomas the Republican candidate for the Vanderburgh County Treasurer position will be having a Democratic opponent in the November General election?IS IT TRUE in 1998 the Teamsters Local 215 established a Taft-Hartley Scholarship Fund? …the Trustees of the fund are Chuck Whobrey and Rick Voyles as employee Trustees and two Employer Trustees? ..since 1998 the fund has awarded over $3 Million Dollars in Scholarships to sons and daughters of Teamsters members whose employers contribute to the fund? …we look forward to publishing what worthy students will be awarded this scholarship for this year? …the CCO gives five (5) cheers to the Teamsters  Local 215 for establishing the Taft-Hartley Scholarship Fund?IS IT TRUE that the County Council At-Large candidate, Jill Hahn (R) did not file a “Campaign Finance Report” by the Friday, May 15 deadline?  …she is listed as “delinquent” by the Vanderburgh County Election Office?   …that an amendment to the “Campaign Finance Report” can be filed within three (3) business days from the deadline in order not to be considered “delinquent” by the local Election Office? Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE we notice that Vanderburgh County Commission District One (1) candidate Zac Rascher “Campaign Finance Report” due on May 15, 2020, at noon but was time-stamped at 3:30 pm? …we found it interesting that Mr, Rascher also reported that three (3) individuals give him political donations checks that were dated after May 8, 2020 filing deadline? … it’s obvious that the political contributions from “Friends of Winnecke” ($1,000), City Councilman Ron Beane ($500), and GOP Chairman Wayne Parke ($500) should have been reported on the October 2020  Finance report?IS IT TRUE that yesterday Gannett Corporation (GCI) stock hit a rock bottom 94 cent a share price has stunned the publishing world?  …this means that the entire Gannett Company with its 260 newspapers is only valued around $80 million all-inclusive?…that this publishing conglomerate has a debt of over a billion dollars at 11.5% interest on a company that has a market cap of around $80 million-plus?…this economic news does not bode well for future capital fundraising activities needed to pay off this insurmountable loan debt? IS IT TRUE that cities and counties don’t have a revenue problem they just have a spending problem? IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: IF THE ELECTION FOR DISTRICT ONE (1) VANDERBURGH COUNTY COMMISSION RACE WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Noah Stubbs, the Director of Communications for the Mayor’s office for sending us current news articles concerning the activities of the “MAYORS RE-OPEN EVANSVILLE TASK FORCE”?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Kalah Hirsch, Records Specialist/Asst. IDACS for the Evansville Police Department for sending us the daily activities reports in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.last_img read more

Some Hope But No Plans for Bayside Dredging Until At Least Summer 2015

first_imgShallow water at the end of the lagoon along W. 17th Street. Not even enough water to swim in the area where the Venetian Bayou Lagoon (between 17th and 18th streets) meets the bay in Ocean City, NJMayor Jay Gillian’s administration sent out an update Tuesday on its efforts to find a spoils site that would allow the continued dredging of bayside lagoons and channels.Much of the bay area on the west side of Ocean City is unnavigable to boat traffic at low tide, and even at mid-tides, channels in and out of the lagoon communities are narrow and unmarked.The city has committed funding to dredging projects in its capital plans, but projects have been held up by the lack of permitted sites to dump the dredged material. The city has been working with state and federal environmental regulators to find a solution.This much is clear: There won’t be any work done this fall (no contracts are out to bid) or next spring (the state Department of Environmental permitting window does not open until July 1, 2015).The city is aiming to come up with a plan by then. The two seeming best options: 1)  To use a small spoils site under the Ninth Street Bridge (that would require the costly trucking of material to increase capacity), and 2) To experiment with a new technique to “create and stabilize wetlands” — essentially to spread a thin layer of dredged material over a wide area of the marshes (the city has a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior to try it, if specific plans can be approved).The update is as follows:Download (PDF, 55KB)last_img read more

Beach Replenishment Update: Work on Dune Crossovers Underway

first_imgA bulldozer spreads a hard-pack material on the dune crossover at 41st Street. The material provides easier access to the beach. Work on the crossovers marks the final steps for the project in this area. Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets.DATE: Tuesday, April 28The line of sand and equipment now ends at 37th Street in Ocean City, NJ.PROGRESS: Work crews on Tuesday were spreading a hard-pack material along diagonal dune crossovers on the beaches between 42nd Street and 39th Street. The pipeline and sand-pumping have reached 37th Street, and the beach is now blocked at 36th Street. That marks the finish line for Phase One of the project. The tentative Army Corps of Engineers schedule calls for the first phase to end in “early May.” At this point, with one block to go, work appears to be ahead of schedule. Beaches are currently closed from 37th to 39th streets.The completed beaches are wide and elevated, and sand ramps allow beachgoers to cross over a pipeline that now stretches down the beach to the work area. Work can be viewed from the top of the beach at all blocks.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed northward to 36th Street. After work is complete to 36th Street, the next phases of the project will be from 42nd Street south to 49th Street (early May to mid-May), 55th to 49th (mid-May to mid-June), 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more