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Lots of Horsepower: Nearly 400 Corvettes Shine on Ocean City Boardwalk

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiVicki Rago has two keepsakes from a 2008 road trip from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to her home in the Jersey Shore town of Ventnor.One is a 196 mph speeding ticket. No, not 96 or 106. The Kentucky state troopers who pulled her over on I-65 at 5 a.m. that day clocked her at 196 mph, but told her they suspected she was actually doing more than 200.The other memento from that trip is the canceled check for the $760 fine she paid for the ticket.Few street cars are capable of hitting such extreme speeds, but Rago drives a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that packs a potent 505-horsepower engine.On Sunday, she proudly showed off her bright yellow car, one of nearly 400 Corvettes that lined the Boardwalk during Ocean City’s annual display of the American supercar.Now in its 26th year, the event is organized by a club called Boardwalk Corvettes of Atlantic City. Although the club’s name says Atlantic City, it is Ocean City’s Boardwalk that provides the beachfront setting for the show.“It’s the venue — the Boardwalk,” Edie English, the event co-chairwoman, explained of the show’s popularity.And the cars, of course. Onlookers marveled over an awesome display of modern-day Vettes as well as some historic models dating back to the early 1950s, when the Corvette was introduced to the public.Angie and Len Cava, of Sicklerville, Camden County, took time to admire a 1999 Corvette decked out in a patriotic, flag-like red, white and blue color scheme.Len Cava once owned a 1965 Corvette. Asked whether the Boardwalk show would inspire him to buy another Vette, he shook his head and joked, “I can’t afford one now.”Vicki Rago, of Ventnor, has owned 15 Vettes over the years. She now has a bright yellow 2007 Z06 with 505 horsepower.Corvette owners have a fierce loyalty to the brand. Rago, for instance, has owned 15 Vettes over the years.“It gets into your blood for a while,” she said.Rago noted that Corvette’s legendary performance is a huge temptation for drivers on the open road. In addition to her encounter with the Kentucky state troopers, she said she has been ticketed going 165 mph in Maryland and 145 mph in West Virginia.The engine of her car is adorned with the autographs of engineers from the Corvette Racing team. One of her prized possessions is a cap autographed by other members of the Corvette Racing team, including former drivers Johnny O’Connell and Ron Fellows of American Le Mans Series fame.But Rago is not some would-be race car driver. She is a 73-year-old retiree who once worked as the postmaster of the Ocean View Post Office in Cape May County.John Loeper, who’s also in his 70s, bought a Corvette when he was a teenager growing up in Ocean City in the 1950s. He still owns the same car, a 1954 roadster that drew a lot of attention during the Boardwalk show.“I bought it in 1959 for $800. I gave it to myself for my 16th birthday,” said Loeper, who is chairman of the Ocean City Planning Board.John Loeper, of Ocean City, bought his 1954 Corvette in 1959 for just $800. It was a 16th birthday present to himself.Loeper noted that he scraped together the money in 1959 by working at two jobs on the Boardwalk.He doesn’t know how much the car is worth today, but stressed that it is not for sale.“To me, it’s an $800 car,” he said, smiling.Loeper’s Vette gleams with an Arctic white paint job trimmed with sea mist green racing stripes. He has heavily modified the car to give it a hot rod look.It has a five-speed manual transmission mated to a six-cylinder, 265-horsepower engine. The diminutive car weighs just 2,000 pounds, so it has plenty of power for its size.Loeper said he drove it at 115 mph on a race track in Tennessee, but cranked it up to 168 mph one day on the Atlantic City Expressway.But unlike Rago’s run-in with the Kentucky cops, Loeper didn’t get caught speeding on the expressway. Corvettes of all colors grace the Boardwalk during Ocean City’s annual show.last_img read more

Individual income tax returns due July 15

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSdeadlineIndianaInternal Revenue ServiceJuly 15Michiganstate incometax return Pinterest Google+ Previous articleIndiana in “Phase 4.5” of the Back On Track planNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule, July 6-10 Brooklyne Beattycenter_img Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – July 2, 2020 0 392 (“Personal Income Taxes Ver3” by Chris Potter, CC BY 2.0) A reminder for Indiana and Michigan taxpayers: state individual income tax returns are due in less than two weeks.State income tax returns must be submitted electronically, or sent through the U.S. Postal Service, before midnight on Wednesday, July 15. Both Michigan and Indiana’s deadlines are the same as the Internal Revenue Service.Taxpayers who fill electronically typically receive their refunds around two weeks after receiving confirmation the return was accepted by the state. You can find more information about e-filing by clicking here for Michigan and here for Indiana. Google+ Individual income tax returns due July 15 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Carillion: Official Receiver’s employment update

first_img Staff have been professional throughout the liquidation and we will continue to engage with staff, their elected representatives and unions as arrangements are confirmed. Further information 21 roles transferred to new suppliers taking the total jobs saved to 13,516 jobs (74% of the pre-liquidation workforce) and 2,778 (15%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation a further 1,277 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons this information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred more than 650 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease its remaining contracts further information about rights in redundancy is available on A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: A further 21 jobs have been transferred to new suppliers over the past week and in total, more than 13,500 jobs have been saved. Regretably, 356 people will be leaving the business as their roles are no longer required but support is available to help them find new work.last_img read more

News story: Crowdsourcing new exam questions: apply for funding

first_imgFind out more about this competition and apply. Find out more about SBRI and how it works. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has £150,000 for organisations that use crowdsourcing to expand existing sources of exam questions, reduce costs and improve quality.The competition will be run through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), which helps public sector bodies connect with innovative businesses to solve specific challenges. An expanded bank of quality questionsAs Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body, the CCEA offers a range of qualifications including GCSEs, A and AS levels, entry-level qualifications and vocational qualifications.Traditionally, exam questions have been set by teachers working in their own schools or as part of assessment teams. Now, the CCEA wants to develop a new set of reliable and verifiable questions through crowdsourcing.The aim is to expand the question banks available to schools and colleges, and keep costs under control without compromising on quality.Testing the feasibility and demonstrating a prototypeThis competition is looking for projects that can demonstrate how crowdsourcing could attract a broader base of high-quality questions.The competition will be run in 2 phases. The first phase will ask applicants to demonstrate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of their idea.Projects that are successful in this first phase will be invited to apply into a second phase to develop and evaluate their prototypes.Competition information applications are open, and the deadline to apply is 3pm on 17 September 2018 the competition is open to any organisation. You’ll need to register as a supplier on eTendersNI in order to apply. Once registered, you’ll be able to view the tender documentation you can attend an information session about the competition in Belfast at 11am on 4 September 2018 shortlisted organisations will be invited to interview in Belfast the week commencing 24 September 2018last_img read more

Les Claypool Discusses Writing The South Park Theme Music In New Interview

first_imgLast night marked the season premiere for the 20th season of South Park, and the show continued to be one of the funniest on television. As the show celebrates 20 years, Hollywood Reporter sat down with basically everyone they could find for an all-encompassing interview on all things South Park.Among those interviewed was Primus bassist Les Claypool, who wrote and recorded the theme music for the show. That theme has remained unchanged for the show’s 20 year career, but, apparently, it wasn’t music that Claypool has planned from the outset.Claypool tells the story in the interview, with interjections from show co-creator Matt Stone to round out the full story.Claypool: We got a call years ago that these guys were working on this little animated pilot for Comedy Central. They were a couple of college kids who were fans of the band, and I guess they approached me to do the theme song. At the time, Primus had just gotten a new drummer, so I said, “Let’s have Primus do it.” We had watched their Christmas thing that was going around, and we realized these guys were pretty clever, but there was no way in hell that they were going to be able to get something like that on television. More than anything, it was just an excuse for us to go into the studio and start experimenting.Stone: We wanted Primus to do the theme song, and then we needed a change. And we were like, “F—!”Claypool: If you listen to the outro, that’s actually the original song. And they came back to us and said, “Comedy Central thinks the theme song is too slow and not peppy enough.” At that point, we were like, “You know, we did this for you guys, we’re out on the road, we’re too busy to do this right now. We can’t just go into a studio and rerecord this.”Stone: We couldn’t get their management to talk to us. They were like, “F— you, dude, take the song.” Not from Les, but from the management. So I actually went down to Irvine and went backstage and found Les at this concert, and I was like “You have to record it.” I got in his face. And he was like, “I’m on tour. I can’t.”Claypool: So they just sped it up and I redid my vocals. I believe I was playing Red Rocks [in Morrison, Colo.] and they sent one of their old high school chums up with a handheld tape recorder, and I just did my vocals into that.Stone: It was really awesome he did it.Fortunately, everything worked out in the end, and Primus has remained an integral part of the South Park experience for 20 years! Here’s to the next 20…last_img read more

Jamestown Senior Care Provider Joining Larger WNY Senior Health System

first_imgImage via Lutheran of Jamestown.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown senior care provider is joining forces with a much larger Western New York senior health system.Niagara Lutheran Health System, based in Buffalo, announced on Tuesday morning that Lutheran Jamestown is now part of the Lineage Group.Officials say the new entity will operate as a passive super parent organization to help oversee strategy and operations, and create efficiencies, paving the way for an active parent arrangement.In June 2019 Lutheran first joined the partnership along with Schofield Care in Buffalo. “This innovative nonprofit affiliation model will ensure patient-focused care remains at the core of our collective mission, provided by individuals who live in, and are invested in, the local community,” said Christopher Koenig, President & CEO, Niagara Lutheran Health System, speaking on behalf of the three organizations.Koenig says the affiliation will empower the member organizations to deliver high-quality care more efficiently by enabling Lineage Group to share clinical guidelines, maximize Medicaid reimbursement, and reduce combined overhead costs.Not only do Lineage Group members plan to solidify their respective finances going forward, but Koenig  says the goal is to expand this new collaboration’s reach to welcome other similarly situated partners as an alternative to sale or closure, providing a template for other organizations to emulate.“This nonprofit collaboration model provides greater benefits to the residents and community than the for-profit alternative,” Koenig added. “Free of the financial obligation to generate returns for investors, nonprofit senior care organizations are able to re-invest their profits into their operations and communities, leading to superior clinical outcomes, more satisfied employees, and enhanced patient and community welfare.”Increasing financial pressures throughout the industry have led to the closure or sale of 21 percent of New York State’s nonprofit skilled nursing facilities over the past five years.A separate Board of Directors and by-laws will be established to support the integration of the three affiliates into Lineage Group. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arnie Burton & More Set for 39 Steps Off-Broadway

first_img Adapted from the 1935 Hitchcock film thriller by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps features a cast of four actors who reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in the movie using just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes. View Comments After beginning life in London, The 39 Steps received its American premiere in September 2007 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The show moved to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on January 4, 2008, transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29, 2008, and then to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009. After closing on Broadway on January 10, 2010, The 39 Steps moved to New World Stages on March 25, 2010, where it played through January 16, 2011. Burton will be joined by Billy Carter as Clown #1, Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as Richard Hannay and Brittany Vicars, who will make her New York City stage debut as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret. Original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton will reprise his role of Clown #2 in the upcoming off-Broadway revival of 39 Steps. Directed by Maria Aitken, the production will begin an open-ended run at the Union Square Theatre on April 1 and will officially open on April 13.last_img read more

Nominations open for 2020 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The 2020 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards are now accepting nominations to honor professionals in HR and organizational development for their outstanding leadership of their teams and at their credit unions. Detailed information on the awards and submission can be found here.“HR and organizational development professionals are important strategic partners whose efforts to support and grow top-notch teams have a direct impact on the success of their credit unions,” said Jennifer Huggard, chair of the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards and Recognition Committee. “Each year, we want to recognize those professionals whose contributions bring out the best in their staff.”Award categories include:Professional of the Year AwardRising Star AwardExcellence in HR & Organizational Development Awards continue reading »last_img read more

Rascal Flatts Give Patriotic Performance on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The hit country pop group Rascal Flatts gave a patriotic performance at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville on Saturday, getting fans dancing despite the steady rain.After Jackie Lee and Laura Lane got the audiences’ cowboy boots kicking for Ohio-based Rascal Flatts opened up their set with their upbeat song, “Stand” and continued to play their hits such as “My Wish,” “I Like the Sound of That” and “Bless the Broken Road.” Even though fans were shivering in the cold rain, the band heated things up when they played another one of their hits, “Summer Nights.” The group includes Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Joe Don Rooney on lead guitar and pianist Jay DeMarcus, who is LeVox’s second cousin.“On 9/11, we actually had to leave that night for Albuquerque,” Gary LeVox told the crowd, noting the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks the day before. “Most people stayed home ‘cause, you know, it was such a tragic and horrific day, you know, in United States history. But for Rascal Flatts, we felt an obligation to continue to go to work just to show that you didn’t win anything, nothing. So, from 2001, we work every 9/11 out of spite.”The crowd at the sold-out show responded by chanting “USA!” The show came after Rascal Flatts were nominated for County Music Awards group of the year award to add to their many accolades.All through out the performance, LeVox put the microphone out toward the audience allowing their voices be heard singing along to the songs. LeVox in his song “Easy,” had one of his backup singers, Tia, perform lead with him in an incredible duet. They had also did a cover of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” that took the fans’ breath away between the staging, the lights and emotional performance.The show went on despite the persistent rain. Saving their biggest hit song for last, from the Disney movie Cars, “Life is A Highway,” the band left the crowd in a joyful and happy mindset. They were dancing and singing along, not wanting the show to end.last_img read more

Osimhen gets deadline to decide future after holding Liverpool talks

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders reportedly opened talks with Lille over a deal to bring Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen from LOSC Lille to Liverpool last week.Advertisement Loading… Osimhen could make a decision about his future within the next fortnight, according to La Voix du Nord, after the Lille striker opened talks over a potential switch to Liverpool. Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt Just last summer, one of Ligue 1’s best clubs made Nicolas Pepe the biggest export in their history when they sold the Ivorian winger to Arsenal for a cool £72 million.Osimhen celebrates a goal in LOSC Lille colours12 months on, Lille could be about to repeat the trick with a Nigerian centre-forward; although the global health crisis could reduce Osimhen’s price tag by a penny or two.Read Also: Here’s how Ronaldo, family returned to Turin with convoy of carsA powerful and aggressive number nine in the Didier Drogba mould, Osimhen would certainly add something different to Liverpool’s star-studded front line – a power tool amid the paintbrushes.Interestingly, French news channel Le10 Sport reported last week that the 2019 Champions League winners have entered negotiations over a deal to bring the the former FIFA U17 World Cup winner to Anfield in a deal valued around £70 million.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more