Dan Heritage opened his first store in Sea Isle in 1962.“We sell fun,” said Jim Hennessy of Ocean City’s Heritage Surf and Sport. “I am the luckiest guy in the world. I couldn’t ask for a better job.”The enthusiasm is infectious throughout the Heritage stores in Sea Isle, Margate, and of course Ocean City. The original location in Sea Isle has been an institution there since it opened as the Little Wave Surf Shop 1962. The founding Heritage family then changed the name to Heritage Surf and Sport and launched its location in their Ocean City hometown in 1978.“Our mantra is to be the best surf shop we can be,” Hennessy says. “We want to provide the best customer experience with honesty, integrity for everyone. We want every customer to walk out of here feeling good. If you want to ride big waves in Nicaragua we’ve got you covered. If you want to learn to surf on a soft board we’ve got you covered.”Heritage has also embraced the skater community and provides a full range of boards, helmets, pads and clothing. Hennessy was on the advisory panel that met over a two year period in the planning stages of the new skate park, and he praised the final outcome. “The city and the designers of the park really nailed it, coming up with more of a surf-oriented park, as compared to the street type park. It is more in line with the community. Skating came from surfing. At its very origin, the sport was called sidewalk surfing.”In response to the new skating market in town, Heritage offers long boards, short boards and everything in between.So what else is new at Heritage?Hennessy said this season’s clothing lines are arriving daily. “The colors are nice and vibrant,” he says. “Blues and oranges, for example. They are bright but normal colors, not the extra bright neons we’ve seen the last few years.”The other new additions are shorts and shirts made with a 4-way stretch type fabric.“These items are great for mobility for surfing and leisure. The fabric moves with you, not against you.”He said breathable “dri-fit” clothes continue to have a significant share of the inventory, and have begun to show up in some of the womens’ garments, as have the stretchy blended fabrics.“It’s all about being comfortable,” he says.Heritage’s main store is at 744 West Ave., a 7,000-sq. ft. paradise for the surfer or surf clothing enthusiast. They can be reached at (609) 398-6390; by email at [email protected] and online shopping is available at www.heritagesurf.com.They also have a store at 14th St. on the Boardwalk that specializes in clothing, board rentals and lessons. Surfing lessons take place every day in the summer. Group and individual lessons are available as are private lessons.“We will do whatever it takes to tailor the lessons to the person,” Hennessy says. “We even do birthday parties.”When he speaks of his customers, Jim waxes poetic.“We are honored to be there and help meet the needs of the surfing and skating communities,” he says.Spoken like a man who knows how to sell fun.
Elkhart police asking for help finding forgery suspect Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/Elkhart City Police) Detectives are requesting assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in aforgery case.The surveillance photo included in this story shows the suspect.Detective Scott Johnson is asking for assistance from anyone with information regarding the suspect in the photo.Anybody with information regarding the suspects please contact Det. Johnson at 574-389-4720 or the tip line at [email protected] Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – September 15, 2020 0 339 Google+ Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Previous articleGoshen Health reports COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise againNext articleElderly man struck, killed by a golf cart in northwest Indiana Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh died 11:30 p.m. Thursday night at the age of 97, a University spokesperson confirmed.Observer File Photo Hesburgh served as president of the University for 35 years from 1952 through 1987.University President Fr. John Jenkins said plans were underway to commemorate Hesburgh’s life.“The Congregation of the Holy Cross and the University will celebrate Fr. Ted’s life in coming days with visitation hours and a Funeral Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a procession to Holy Cross Community Cemetery afterward, followed by a memorial commemoration at the Purcell Pavilion. Details will be forthcoming,” he said in an email to students, faculty and staff. “Notre Dame lost a piece of its heart today, but Fr. Ted’s spirit lives on at Notre Dame and among the millions of lives he touched around the world.“He is now with Our Lady, whose university he served so well, and with the Lord.”According to a University press release, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C., Fund for Excellence in Catholic Education at Notre Dame or to the Congregation of Holy Cross.“Fr. Ted had long prayed that God would allow him to say Mass on his last day on earth. Fr. Hesburgh, C.S.C., did just that at 11:30 a.m. Thursday among his brothers in Holy Cross,” Fr. Paul Doyle, rector of Dillon Hall, said in an email to the hall’s residents.
Astronomy is fun, if for no other reason than it gives one endless opportunities to be shocked and surprised.Pulsar outside the box: Theory has it all laid out nice and neat. Pulsars form when a red giant drops matter onto a binary companion, making it go boom in a supernova, leaving behind a spinning pulsar. Why, then, is PSR J1903+0327 orbiting a sun-like star? This “wacky pulsar,” said Space.com, is sending surprised theorists back to the drawing board. Maybe its red giant kicked it out of orbit towards the sunlike star. Who knows? Maybe not. See also Science Now. Science Daily, quoted an astronomer saying, “What we have found is a millisecond pulsar that is in the wrong kind of orbit around what appears to be the wrong kind of star.”Where are the supernovae? Astronomers are glad to have found another supernova remnant in the Milky Way, but they should have found six times as many by now. Science Now said this is “a step in the right direction,” but “there are a lot of steps.” Since the material from this burst is expanding out at a record speed of 15,000 kilometers per second (yes, that is per second), it must have gone off just a hundred years ago. Now they’re trying to find if it shot off starstuff so they can figure out where life comes from. Should they look for the other supernova remnants first?Wear your starglasses: The night sky may look dark, but astronomers just discovered it is twice as bright as it appears. This is news from astronomers who just recently figured out that dust blocks half the light we see. Space.com quoted a Scottish astronomer who was “shocked by the sheer scale of the effect” of the dust. Oh no; “We’ve really got to take dust seriously and we’ve got to make large adjustments to our magnitude calculations.” Magnitude calculations are the cornerstone of almost everything in astronomy.Did they tell this to the Europeans who, according to Science Now, are bragging about nailing the temperature of the young cosmos to three significant figures?Well, what do you know. Seriously.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Location#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Location-based service Gowalla announced this week that it has struck up a partnership with national newspaper USA TODAY to offer special content for the summer travel season. According to Gowalla community manager Jonathon Carroll’s blog post on the partnership, the deal will offer Gowalla users select content when they check in to more than 40 of the busiest airports in the country. What happens is this – when you check in at one of these airports, the app will ask if you want to follow USA TODAY on Gowalla. If you do, you’ll get a “Jet Setter” pin for your Gowalla passport and access to airline and air travel news, trips (which consist of a number of recommended check-in locations to visit in the city you’re checked in to), and airport guides, which “let travelers know the cheapest place to park, the quickest way to get through security, the best options for dining and shopping, real-time flight information and more.” Once you’ve followed the USA TODAY account on Gowalla, any subsequent check-in at a selected airport will allow you to access this content. The partnership does something we don’t think we’ve seen much of before in the LBS sphere – it offers content that directly relates to the activity and reason for checking in to the location you’re checking in to. You’re at an airport, so you must be traveling and you obviously would be interested in information such as flight times or a guide for the airport you’re at. It’s precisely the type of catering of information that Robert Scoble argued for when he discussed the failures of LBS apps like Gowalla, Foursquare and others. Rather than simply offering users restaurant reviews from a local paper every time they check in somewhere, this new deal takes into account where the user is checking in and offers content based on that. While it is currently limited to a select number of airports across the country, we think it is an important step in the right direction. As Scoble argued, though, the real next step is for applications like Gowalla to recognize that when you check in to a car wash, the coffee shop two blocks away and the nearest public bathrooms should be suggested, not the lamp store across the street. mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
zoom Manila-based container terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has terminated an agreement to develop and operate a container terminal within Lekki Port, Nigeria.ICTSI’s subsidiary, Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise (LICTSE), and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) agreed to terminate the sub-concession agreement signed in 2012, citing delays in the execution of the project as the main reason.The terminated sub-concession agreement had granted LICTSE an exclusive right to develop and operate, and to provide handling equipment and container terminal services, at the container terminal within the port located at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, for a period of 21 years.The termination of the sub-concession agreement was deemed effective as of Wednesday, May 24.The project, initially slated for completion in 2016, called for the development of a container terminal with a 2.5 million TEU capacity capable of handling 10,000 TEU container ships. The terminal was to feature a 1,200-meter quay with 14 Post-Panamax cranes, making it one of the largest single terminals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has applied for millions of dollars in federal funding to help fight climate change, even though the province admits it’s ineligible because it has refused to sign onto Ottawa’s carbon tax strategy.The province says in a statement that it submitted 11 projects totalling more than $200 million by Monday’s deadline for consideration under the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund.It says the projects would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy and power production, water, forests and agriculture by an estimated 188 million tonnes.Saskatchewan would be in line for $62 million if it were part of the federal carbon tax plan.But the Saskatchewan Party government says it didn’t sign on because the province’s residents and business community object to the federal tax.In April, Premier Scott Moe asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule on whether imposing a carbon tax on his province would be unconstitutional.The federal program includes a $1.4-billion fund for provinces and territories that have signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.“Saskatchewan’s climate change strategy will reduce greenhouse gas emissions without a carbon tax,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said in the statement Wednesday.“Our … submissions should be equally considered for this federal funding and $62 million should be returned to our province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”A report by Environment and Climate Change Canada released last month said Ottawa’s carbon-pricing plan could eliminate up to 90 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2022, but whether that actually happens still depends on what the provinces do.The report was the latest attempt by the federal government to sell its carbon-pricing policy.“Our analysis confirms that carbon pricing works, that it significantly reduces pollution,” federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said at the time.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The GI Film Festival San Diego is a six-day military film festival which features more “untold and underrepresented” perspectives of America’s military through film.Our own Dave Scott was on-scene for its fourth-annual opening night- which included the San Diego premiere of, “American,” by Richie Adams and starring George Takei.KUSI’s Dave Scott and Mike Smith preview, “American.” Dave Scott, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGI Film Festival San Diego 2018 runs from today, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 30.Screening times vary.Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (for Sept. 25-28)UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (for Sept. 29-30)All Access Passes and tickets available on GIFilmFestivalSD.org. Dave Scott, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 25, 2018 Dave Scott celebrates opening night of the fourth-annual GI Film Festival Updated: 1:20 AM September 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, revealed that “a sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties. First reported by The Guardian, the attack affected the computer networks of the Liberal Party and the Nationals – as well as the opposition Labor Party, only three months before the Parliamentary election in May. Morrison told reporters that “Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity”. In a statement to parliament on Monday, he said there was no evidence of electoral interference and measures were taken to “ensure the integrity of our electoral system”. This intrusion into the networks of political parties was detected by agencies investigating the attack on the Parliament House network. He said security agencies had “acted decisively” to confront the incursion and were “securing these systems and protecting users”. Australian Cyber Security Centre head Alastair MacGibbon stated that the agency was currently unable to answer whether or not data had been stolen because all the agencies involved were “acting extraordinarily quickly and very openly, so we are piecing together all of the events.” There is no evidence as to which country was behind the intrusion as well as no comment on how deeply the attack had penetrated the computer networks. The news comes just months after the Assistance and Access Bill was passed that allows the police to tell apps like WhatsApp and Signal to build in so-called “backdoors”, to give investigators access to the contents of messages, to assist in any investigation of cyber offense. However, security experts were unanimously against backdoors since once such a mechanism has been implanted in the app, it can create a target for other countries’ spy agencies and corporate spies to see what people are discussing. Users on Twitter and HackerNews have expressed strong sentiments on this news, one user is blaming the government’s choices like weakening the encryption in apps through their new law, that has lead to this attack. Other users are speculating Russia’s hand in this attack. The Sydney Morning Herald stated that just four states — China, Russia, Israel, and the United States — have the capability to perform such an attack. Head over to BBC for more insights on this news. Read Next Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies already issued notices under the ‘Assistance and Access’ Act despite opposition from industry groups Australia’s Facial recognition and identity system can have “chilling effect on freedoms of political discussion, the right to protest and the right to dissent”: The Guardian report Australia passes a rushed anti-encryption bill “to make Australians safe”; experts find “dangerous loopholes” that compromise online privacy and safety
Tags: Los Angeles LOS ANGELES —L.A. Tourism wants 50 million visitors by the year 2020 and it’s well on its way to that goal, with 48.3 million visitors in 2017 – a new tourism milestone for the seventh consecutive year.The 2017 record figure is 1 million visitors higher than 2016’s total, an increase of 2.2%, driven by an all-time high 41.2 million domestic visitors.International visitation overall grew 0.9% to a record 7.1 million visitors, outperforming both its projected forecast and inbound travel to the U.S. as a whole in 2017.International markets recording significant gains for Los Angeles in 2017 included Canada with its highest visitor total ever at 747,000, a 5.5% year-over-year increase).L.A. Tourism recently launched ‘L.A.’ Insider’, a new specialist training program now available as an online training tool that’s both mobile and tablet-friendly. The specialist program is the first of its kind for L.A. Tourism and is designed to help Canadian and U.S. travel trade better sell the city.There’s plenty of hotel news coming out of L.A., with recent openings in 2017 and more new hotels to come in 2018. Here’s a look at the newest offerings:CAMBRiA LAX (Beach Cities) – Choice Hotels International’s upscale CAMBRiA badge has entered the Los Angeles area with the opening of The CAMBRiA Hotel Los Angeles – LAX. The hotel has 152 rooms and a bistro called Social Circle. The hotel is located about three kilometres south of Los Angeles International Airport.cambriahotelsandsuites.comDream Hollywood Hotel (Hollywood) – The West Coast’s first Dream Hotel has debuted in the heart of Hollywood, at Selma Ave. and Cahuenga Blvd. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, the 10-storey boutique Dream Hollywood Hotel features 179 hyper-chic rooms, unique-to-market dining experiences and an 11,000-square-foot rooftop lounge area.dreamhotels.comKimpton Everly Hotel (Hollywood) – Opened in August 2017, Kimpton Everly Hotel features 216 rooms, relaxed communal spaces and effortlessly cool design. With its light-filled interiors, thoughtfully designed for comfort and ease, Kimpton Everly Hotel is a true celebration of its Beachwood Canyon neighborhood and the laidback California lifestyle. The hotel is steps away from the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine with unbeatable panoramic views of the nearby Hollywood Sign, Downtown Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Coast.everlyhotelhollywood.comFreehand Los Angeles (Downtown) – Sydell Group introduced the Freehand Los Angeles after transforming the 1924 Commercial Exchange Building in Downtown L.A.’s Historic Core. The 13-storey building boasts 226 rooms, ranging from traditional accommodations to high-design hostels (or ‘poshtels’) with up to eight beds. The hotel also features a lobby living room, retail, restaurant and bar offerings in addition to a rooftop pool and lounge.thefreehand.comH Hotel/Homewood Suites (LAX) – A dual-branded property under Hilton’s Curio Collection and Homewood Suites badges opened in September 2017 at the site of a former office building near LAX. The H Hotel, L.A.’s first hotel within the Curio Collection, has 168 rooms and boasts an elevated deck and fitness center with nearly 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. The Homewood Suites Los Angeles International Airport has 122 rooms.Hotel Figueroa (Downtown) – Hotel Figueroa is sporting a recent renovation that transformed its Moroccan décor to a new contemporary aesthetic with a touch of Spanish flare. Hotel Figueroa has expanded bathrooms, 57 new suites, a second restaurant, a fourth bar and a garden on the roof. New windows have been installed in rooms to help block out the noise from Figueroa Street. hotelfigueroa.comHotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles (Downtown) – InterContinental Hotels Group debuted Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles, a hip 350-room hotel in 2017. The 18-storey Hotel Indigo is the flagship hotel at Metropolis, a US$1 billion mixed-use development, which will feature three residential towers, curated retail experience and a rooftop bar. The property is at the heart of downtown L.A., linking the Financial District to L.A. LIVE. Design for the hotel is inspired by its surrounding neighborhood and focuses on prominent narratives from Downtown’s past including Fiesta De Las Flores, the glamorous pre-Hollywood nightlife scene and the underground speakeasies of the Roaring Twenties.ihg.com/hotelindigoInterContinental Los Angeles Downtown (Downtown) – InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is part of the tallest U.S. building west of Chicago as the Wilshire Grand Center. The hotel features 889 rooms, 110 suites and one presidential suite, including a ‘sky lobby’ on the 70th floor. There is nearly 100,000 square feet of meetings, conventions and event space. Wilshire Grand Center is a $1.1 billion project that also includes 400,000 square feet of offices and 45,000 square feet of retail space. Wilshire Grand Center is about 80 feet taller than the U.S. Bank Tower and the hotel is the largest InterContinental in the Americas.ihg.comThe Jeremy West Hollywood (West Hollywood) – The Jeremy West Hollywood Hotel has moved in on the corner of Sunset and La Cienega and features stunning panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles Basin. The hotel has 286 guestrooms with two Penthouse Suites that all feature panoramic Hollywood Hills views.jeremyhotel.comLa Peer (West Hollywood) – Opening in January 2018, La Peer Hotel will feature 105 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop event space, poolside fitness centre and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces. In addition, the property’s pool – while in the center of the bustling city – is an escape in and of itself accented by lush landscaping and handcrafted lanterns hanging from above that set the tone for an urban retreat.lapeerhotel.comNobu Ryokan Malibu (Beach Cities) – Nobu Hospitality, famous for Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature restaurants, reclaimed the former Casa Malibu and repurposed it as a ryokan, or traditional Japanese inn. The beachfront property, which is owned by tech magnate Larry Ellison, has 16 custom rooms.nobuhotels.comNomad Hotel (Downtown) – Sydell Group, which opened Koreatown’s The LINE Hotel in 2014, has opened the Los Angeles outpost of New York’s NoMad Hotel. The NoMad has been redeveloped out of Downtown’s Giannini Place, which was built in 1923 as the headquarters for Bank of Italy (which became Bank of America). The 12-storey hotel has some 250 rooms as well as a rooftop pool. L.A. is the first city where three Sydell Group brands are represented.sydellgroup.com/nomad/los-angelesProper Hotels (Downtown) – Proper Hotels, the new brand headed by former Viceroy Hotels chief Brad Korzen, is slated to enter Los Angeles with a Downtown L.A. property located at the site of the former Case Hotel. The 13-storey property, which was built in 1924, will have 145 rooms and has plans to open in mid-2018.properhotel.com/downtown-laSheraton Gateway Los Angeles (LAX) – The hotel completed its second phase of multi-million dollar renovation with sophisticated upgrades to their 802 guestrooms and suites as well as the hotel lobby area and Sheraton Club. In addition, Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel invested $3.5 million dollars to enhance its 38 versatile meeting and function rooms totaling in 50,000 square-feet of distinctive event space.sheratonlax.comWaldorf Astoria (Beverly Hills) – The Los Angeles area’s first hotel under Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand is on the triangular corner next to the Beverly Hilton. The newly-built property, with Streamline Moderne design influences, is 12 storeys tall and features 170 rooms.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.comWestdrift Manhattan Beach (Beach Cities) – Making its debut last month as the first Autograph Collection hotel in Los Angeles, the 26-acre westdrift Manhattan Beach boasts 392 luxury guest rooms, a nine-hole golf course, a signature indoor/outdoor restaurant, a CrossFit-inspired fitness centre and more than 35,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space, including 18 meeting rooms, a traditional ballroom and three large, industrial-chic venues. The property is currently operating as Marriott Manhattan Beach, and is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation.westdrift.com/More news: TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamFor more information, go to discoverlosangeles.com. Posted by Share Monday, February 26, 2018 Travelweek Group Record numbers of L.A. arrivals are finding plenty of new hotels << Previous PostNext Post >>
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Oasis of the Seas sailing cut short after Norovirus outbreak By: The Associated Press Tags: Oasia of the Seas, RC, Royal Caribbean International, Sick Share MIAMI — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press “we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health.”He says the ship will return to Port Canaveral on Saturday. It sailed from there Sunday on a seven-day Caribbean cruise.Passengers took to social media on Wednesday, tweeting they were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.Torres says returning a day early gives the cruise line “more time to completely clean and sanitize the ship” before it sails again. Friday, January 11, 2019