Ocean City Police Department Would like Your Help in Finding a Suspect

first_imgOFFICER 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_img read more

Listen To The Aquaducks’ Funky New Album “Live At The Beast” [Premiere]

first_imgLast 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.last_img read more

Dangerous Snacks

first_imgIn 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. last_img read more

DDL Annual 60-mile road race on tomorrow

first_imgGUYANA’S top cyclists will take to the East Coast Demerara carriageway tomorrow for the Annual Demerara Distillers Limited Annual 60-mile road race under its Diamond Mineral Water brand.Organised by the cycle coach Hassan Mohamed, the event, which wheels off from outside the Ocean View International Hotel, on the East Coast at 07:30hrs, will proceed to Half Way Tree, Mahaica, before returning to finish at the place of origin.The first six overall finishers will be rewarded for their efforts, while the top three juniors, the first three juveniles, the first three veterans as well as the first three mountain bikers will also be rewarded.There will be eight prime prizes up for grabs during the course of the event.This year’s race will see a new champion being crowned as last year’s champion, Alonzo Greaves, is currently serving a two-year ban imposed on him by the Caribbean Anti-Doping Association. This was after serving a one-year ban having been found guilty of using enhancement-performing drug during the National Sports Commission’s five-stage road race in 2015.While serving the ban, the CADA appealed the ruling and the World Anti-Doping Organisation subsequently gave Greaves a further two-year ban.But prior to being given an additional two-year suspension, Greaves had returned to his saddle and won last year’s Diamond Mineral Water road race.So, this year, there will definitely be a new champion and with most of the country’s top cyclists firing on all cylinders, it is difficult to pinpoint a winner.Team Coco’s Jamal John is currently dominating things on the roads of Guyana as well as in the National Park, but his dominance will be tested tomorrow as there are other top performers that can and will give him a `run for his money’.These cyclists include Geron Williams, Paul DeNobrega, Raul Leal, Christopher Griffith, Briton John, Orville Hinds and Andrew Hicks.last_img