OFFICER PREPARING PRESS RELEASE:Capt. Steven K. Ang #236 Public Information Officer DATE: September 25, 2017 CASE: 17-33953INCIDENT: Aggravated AssaultDATE/TIME OCCURRED: September 23, 2017 7:20pmLOCATION: 900 block Haven AvenueDETAILSOn September 23, 2017, at approximately 7:20pm, an aggravated assault occurred in the 900 block Haven Avenue. The Victims stated they were riding their bicycles northbound on Haven Avenue from the 1000 block and entering the 900 block of Haven Avenue. At the intersection of 10th St. and Haven Avenue they encountered a white van that did not completely stop at the stop sign. This intersection is a four way stop that requires all vehicles and bicyclist to stop before proceeding. The van then followed the Victims into the 900 block of Haven Avenue and a verbal confrontation was started by the driver of the van. The van driver then exited his vehicle and assaulted both Victims. The driver then returned to his vehicle. The van was last seen turning west on 9th Street and then into the 800 block of Bay Avenue. During the incident the van driver stated he had his ten year old son in the van.At this time the Ocean City Police Department is asking for your help in locating the van and driver. The driver is described as; White male, tan skin, possible tattoos on his arm, approximate age late 40’s. The vehicle is a white newer model box work van with unknown registration. Photos of the suspect vehicle are attached to this press release.Anyone with information about the incident or with knowledge about who the van owner is should contact the Ocean City Police Department at (609)399-9111.
Last month, eleven-piece funk ensemble The Aquaducks shared some stellar footage of their performance of “Rewind,” captured from an early 2016 show at The Basement East in Nashville, TN. That single arrived just in time to get us excited for Live At The Beast, the band’s full-length live album due out tomorrow!Live At The Beast captures The Aquaducks at their prime, bringing nine fresh tracks to their fans everywhere. “Recording a live album was an easy choice for us, as we are a live band through and through,” said drummer Andrew Fleming. “We are very proud of the hours of work we put into this project and are excited to share this album with the world.”What was it about this particular night that made them decide to release it as a live album? For the band, it’s all about the energy, and that performance at The Beast was unparalleled. “The energy in the room was electric. It meant so much to us to have so many people lend their support to such an amazing night,” said lead vocalist/keyboardist Cavanaugh Mims. Guitarist Thomas Baxter added, “I am very thankful that we recorded the album live. There was a lot of positive energy in the room that night, which is something that simply cannot be reproduced in the studio.”That energy is readily apparent when you give the album a listen. We’re honored to have the opportunity to share an exclusive full stream of the album, which you can check out in the player below.You can find the new album on iTunes, where it will be available tomorrow, October 21st! For all things Aquaducks, be sure to head to their website.
In the study, recently published in the Journal of Food Protection, researchers used five different serotypes of salmonella that had been isolated from foods involved in previous foodborne outbreaks. “Isolates were from foods with very low moisture content,” Beuchat said. Focusing on cookie and cracker sandwiches, the researchers put the salmonella into four types of fillings found in cookies or crackers and placed them into storage. The researchers used cheese and peanut butter fillings for the cracker sandwiches and chocolate and vanilla fillings for the cookie sandwiches. These snacks “are the kind that we find in grocery stores or vending machines,” Beuchat said.After storing, the UGA scientists determined how long salmonella was able to survive in each filling. There was survival in all types Beuchat said, but salmonella survived longer in some types of fillings than in others. “The salmonella didn’t survive as well in the cracker sandwiches as it did in the cookie sandwiches,” Beuchat said.In some cases, the pathogen was able to survive for at least six months in the sandwiches.“That was not expected,” he said.As Beuchat and other UGA researchers learn about salmonella and other foodborne pathogens, they are “becoming aware that they can survive for unusual lengths of time in dry foods,” he said.The ability of pathogens to survive in some remarkable settings has researchers considering the next steps for preventing contamination and outbreaks they may cause.“The next steps would be to test all ingredients that are used in these foods,” Beuchat said. If there is a possibility that foodborne pathogens are surviving in specific ingredients, then the next step would be to stop the use of those ingredients. The study, “Survival of Salmonella in Cookie and Cracker Sandwiches Containing Inoculated, Low-Water Activity Fillings,” is available online at iafp.confex.com/iafp/2015/webprogram/Paper8202.html. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. The recent study was prompted by an increased number of outbreaks of foodborne diseases linked to low-water-activity, or dry, foods.Larry Beuchat, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and researcher in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, led a study to see just how long bacteria that cause foodborne illness can survive in certain foods. “We wouldn’t expect salmonella to grow in foods that have a very dry environment,” said Beuchat, who works with the Center for Food Safety on the UGA campus in Griffin.Beuchat and study co-author David Mann, a research professional with the center, found that not only can harmful bacteria survive in dry foods, like cookie and cracker sandwiches, but they can also live for long periods of time.