RRS Discovery awarded £50,000 in honour of explorer Henry Worsley

first_img The Headley Trust has awarded £50,000 to the Dundee Heritage Trust for the Royal Research Ship Discovery, in memory of explorer Henry Worsley who died last year.The funds will be used for Dundee Heritage Trust‘s critical conservation work on the RRS Discovery: Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expedition ship.Worsley died in January 2016 after falling 30 miles short of a 940-mile solo walk across Antarctica. He was following in the footsteps of his hero, Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic expeditions included one with Scott on RRS Discovery.RRS Discovery, now docked in Dundee, has been undergoing critical restoration work to its masts and rigging through a specialist shipbuilding company in Gloucester. The restoration project will cost approximately £350,000, for which a major fundraising drive is currently underway including the Trust’s first crowdfunding campaign last November which raised more than £40,000. The masts and rigging will be back on Discovery in time for the summer.Paul Jennings, executive director of Dundee Heritage Trust, said:“We are extremely grateful to The Headley Trust for awarding us this money, which will go a long way towards helping us with our current rigging conservation project, and to improving the whole visitor experience. The fact that the money was awarded to us in honour of Henry Worsley, as intrepid an explorer as Scott and his crew, makes it poignant, yet fitting.”  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 26 May 2017 | News RRS Discovery awarded £50,000 in honour of explorer Henry Worsley Tagged with: Funding grants Scotlandlast_img read more

Ocean City to Celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 21

first_imgOcean City will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at two different events on Monday, Jan. 21: the Day of Service and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony and Soul Food Dinner.The ceremony, a long tradition in Ocean City, moves this year from its customary date on the Saturday before to the Monday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. It will be held at noon at the Hughes Performing Arts Center of Ocean City High School.The ceremony brings the community together to remember King through words, song and dance. After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Rev. Gregory Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church will bring back one of the event’s traditional highlights — his recitation of Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.Dr. Beverly Vaughn and the Freedom Singers from Stockton University will perform. The Rev. Marcia Sanford of Macedonia Methodist Church and the Rev. Stephen Connor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will give a scripture readings.Ocean City resident Sally Onesty will be honored with the Martin Luther King Award for her support of individuals and families battling the effects of addiction. Ocean City Intermediate School eighth-grader Ethan Meron and seventh-grader James Burke will be honored for their winning essays reflecting on the lasting impact of Dr. King.After the program, everybody is invited to a free soul food dinner in the high school cafeteria. The menu includes fried chicken and other comfort food. Donations will be accepted and benefit OCNJ CARE. The Hughes Performing Arts Center is at Ocean City High School, and the entrance is on the beach block of Sixth Street.Volunteers are invited to join others nationwide in a Day of Service earlier on Jan. 21 to honor Dr. King’s contributions. Residents are asked to participate in a citywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign-up and supply distribution will take place at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center, located in the Community Center, 17th Street and Simpson Avenue. Hot drinks and refreshments will be available back at the Senior Center after the cleanup. To participate or for more information, please call 609-399-6111.Suzanne Pelkaus, left, of Upper Township, and Ingrid Hickman, of Ocean City, were among 76 volunteers who participated in the MLK Day cleanup in 2017.OCEAN CITY SCOUT TROOP SPONSORS 3RD ANNUAL SUPER CHILI BOWLOcean City Boy Scouts from Troop 32 will hold the third annual Super Chili Bowl fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue).Prizes will go to the top chefs receiving votes from the general public after sampling the many different chili styles. The event is free for chef/participants with $5 per person charged at the door for taste-testing guests.Prizes will be given for Best Chili, Most Unique Chili, Hottest Chili and Best Cornbread.“We’re looking to get chili cooking chefs to enter our friendly fray,” Scoutmaster Dean William Mitzel said. “We’ve had two successful contests so far, and we want this year to be even bigger.”Chili chefs can register by sending their name, email address and phone number to Crystal Erney by phone at 609-335-3598 or by email at [email protected] City Scout Troop 32, established in 1964, is a values-based youth development organization, helping to build future leaders by combining educational activities with fun.For more information about this event or about joining Troop 32, contact William Mitzel at (609) 938-0725.The reigning Mr. Mature America Bill Quain hams it up with the show’s host, Erik Estrada, in 2018. (Courtesy city of Ocean City)MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT SEEKS CONTESTANTSRegistration is now open for contestants in the Mr. Mature America Pageant on April 13.Mr. Mature celebrates the achievements of men 55 years and older. The pageant, now in its sixth year, mixes talent, good looks and self-deprecating humor. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments.If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at www.ocnj.us/mrmature or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 15.The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The Mr. Mature Pageant takes place on the evening of the Doo Dah Parade on April 13 to cap off a day filled with humor and nostalgia.Registration also is open for any individuals, groups or businesses who want to participate in the Doo Dah Parade at noon that day. Joining the parade is a great way to bring awareness to your business or cause before the summer season. Sign up at www.ocnj.us/Doo-Dah-Parade.The Doo Dah Parade was first held in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to herald the end of income tax season. It featured unusual entries like beach chair drill teams and fan clubs of legendary comedians. The parade begins on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street, proceeds to 12th Street and turns east to the boardwalk. This year it will pass the Ocean City Music Pier and finish on the boardwalk at Sixth Street. For more than a decade, the parade has been anchored by a legion of dogs from the Basset Hound Rescue League.Costumed creatures entertain the spectators as the 2018 Doo Dah Parade unfolds along Asbury Avenue. Standing in front of an enlarged portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., singer Michelle Anderson performs at Ocean City’s Jan. 13, 2018, ceremony honoring the late civil rights leader.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Thursday, October 17, 2013:•8:01 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block S. Hoover Rd, Wellington.•9:26 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•9:48 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency that occurred on October 14, 2013 in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:22 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement of known suspect(s) in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•8:12 p.m. Thaddeus J. Myers, 40, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.last_img

Overtime: The Miami Heat won the NBA title…Next!

first_img:10 You know how that alert notice that comes on TV in the middle of the night when you’re watching TV and it makes you pay attention? Well, pretend like that’s happening right now. ALERT… ALERT… ALERT! This just in: Not only does “Brother Roy” of Rankin heritage, belong to the “Know it all Club” as an official member, but he is now “In the Locker Room” with the great and President Eddie Jefferies, Dwight Law, Roland Slade, my old man and many others. Here’s the point. Roy’s preseason unofficial prediction for your Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season is a 9-7 record. If you didn’t know…now you know…holler!:09 The Miami Heat won the NBA title…Next!:08 To the man who invented the black stretch that all women wear these days… may God truly bless you! (C’mon you all know a man had to be the inventor. Have you been on the South Side lately? Wow…wow…and wow!):07 Yvonne Morris, yeah, girl we go way back. I appreciate all you did to help Champions get where it’s at. We couldn’t have done it without you. (Well, we could have, but that’s a nice thing for me to say.) Anyway, your reward is…you’re now “In the Locker Room” for being a dedicated reader…Boom!:06 If you own the Washington Redskins and you know the name offends Native Americans and you still won’t change the name, you are, in fact, not only a greedy, uncaring capitalist, but yes, you are a little bit racist. I am just saying.:05 Former Boston Celtic Coach “Doc” Rivers is the new coach of the L.A. Clippers. Two things. Lakers you better go get Phil Jackson. You better go find the rest of your game!:04 Here’s a heartfelt and glorious celebration to Coach Karen Hall and the recent passing of her beloved mother. God Bless you Mom! Coach Hall…one of the best people in the world. We love ya, Coach. BILL NEALlast_img read more

Oceanport Chief Graduates from FBI National Academy

first_imgOne of those matters most likely concerns a Dec. 17 incident at the racetrack, in which local authorities responded to a series of gunshots fired near the main gate around 1:30 p.m. No one was injured during the shooting and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating. Sincethe 1930s, the FBI National Academy has aimed to improve the administration ofjustice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise lawenforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide. Butan economic boom at both sites has led to some “pressing matters” that need tobe discussed, according to Oceanport Chief of Police Michael P. Kelly. Betweenonline and retail sports wagering platforms, the Monmouth Park Sports Book byWilliam Hill has earned approximately $23 million in revenue since opening itsdoors in June 2018. OCEANPORT – Four years ago, the future of Fort Monmouth and the viability of the Monmouth Park Racetrack were questionable. “Iwas down there for about three months, so there’s some things I need to catchup on here and bring back and implement some of the things I learned downthere, in terms of best practices,” Kelly said. “It’s all for the betterment ofthe people in our community. Withmore money circulating at the track’s Monmouth Park Sports Book and more FortMonmouth housing under construction bringing more people to Oceanport, some areconcerned that changes need to be made to public safety. Kellywas a member of the 278th graduating class, which included a select group ofexecutive law enforcement officers from around the globe. The chief said hisclass was composed of representatives from all 50 states, with 37 internationalparticipants. “It’sbasically like going back to college,” Mayor Jay Coffey said. “Chief Kellypretty much earned his master’s in law enforcement and our entire communitywill be better for it because we do have some unique challenges here, such asMonmouth Park, Fort Monmouth and events like the New Jersey Marathon eachspring.” “There’s a lot of changes happening. We’re growing as a town and the police department needs to grow and change with it,” Kelly said. These new challenges prompted Kelly to enroll in the FBI National Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The 10-week program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. This story originally appeared in the Jan. 16, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Leadersand managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal andinternational law enforcement agencies attend the academy. However,participation is by invitation only, by way of a nomination process. Followinggraduation, officers like Kelly are able to join the FBI National AcademyAssociates, Inc., an organization of more than 16,000 law enforcementprofessionals that works to increase standards of competency, cooperation andintegrity. Similarly,since 2016, the opening of 720 new residential units and further retaildevelopment at Fort Monmouth is in full swing, with nearly all of Oceanport’sdevelopable fort land accounted for, according Coffey. That developmentincludes the approval of a New Jersey City University satellite campus on a27-acre parcel formerly known as Squier Hall. Oceanport Police Chief Michael P. Kelly, right, was congratulated by FBI Director Christopher Wray during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy M. Kelly “Theysay only 1 percent of law enforcement gets selected to the program and it’sthat networking opportunity that’s the biggest thing for our department and ourcommunity,” Kelly said. “I now have friends and contacts across the country andin 37 different countries that I can work with a draw knowledge from to contendwith different situations concerning our public safety.”last_img read more

Bantam Leafs ‘exceed expectations’ in Salmon Arm

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs managed to hold off a charge from some top competition to finish fourth overall at the Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Bantam Rep Tournament Sunday in the Shuswap Country.The Leafs dropped a semi final contest to the eventual champion from Aldergrove in the team’s final contest Sunday.“We are a Tier III team . . . and this was a Tier II (12-team) tournament so the boys performance exceeded our expectations,” said Nelson coach Jeff Hunt.“In addition, we had two defence injured and one recovering from injury so one forward (Nolan Percival, Grayson Reitmeier or Michael Viala) had to alternate to defence for the weekend,” Hunt added.The Leafs pulled out two come from behind wins over Williams Lake and Salmon Arm before dropping a close two-goal contest to a team from Vancouver.In the first three games Nelson allowed a minuscule seven goals thanks to some solid netminding.“Our goalies Adam Maida and Brayden Pompou were outstanding,” Hunt exclaimed.Brandon Sookro and Viala led the team in scoring. The Reps consist of 14 players and two goalies, with two of the skaters from [email protected]last_img read more

Rossland’s Dallas Cain; Alberta’s Wood tops men’s division at Cyswog’n’ Fun Triathlon

first_imgHe lives in Rossland, but Nelson is his triathlon home.Dallas Cain breezed to his eighth Heritage City triathlon title Sunday in the 2016 Nelson Cyswog’n’fun at the Lakeside Rotary Park.The Ironman veteran overcame blowing winds and choppy waters on Kootenay Lake to finish the Olympic Distance course —  1.5 kilometer  swim, a 39 km bike ride and 10km run across the BOB (Big Orange Bridge) — in a time of two hours four minutes. Kelowna’s Gary Wade followed Cain in 2:07.23, while Joel Deleenher of Lake Country in the Central Okanagan was third in a time of 2:13.16 Approximately 150 athletes from the Heritage City, West and East Kootenay, Okanagan, Vancouver and Hong Kong competed in this year’s event, which was split into two categories to cater to the different levels of the competitors. The Olympic course featured a daunting 1.5km swim, a 39 km bike ride and was capped off by a 10km run.In the women’s division, Janine Benson of Kelowna raced across the finish line in a time of 2:53.23. Second was Nelson’s own Uhrynuk with Linsi Comfort of Calgary third. Those looking for something just a bit mellower ran the Sprint course, which included a 500m swim, a 22km bike ride and a 5km run. The two different races were staggered 15 minutes apart in order to reduce the amount of congestion on the water and allow racers to move at their own pace. Young gun Solen Wood, from Lethbridge, AB, finished first in the sprint distance in a time of 1:07.20.Salmon Arm’s Michael Ogloff was second with the Charlie Stewart of Hong Kong third.Stewart’s father is a Nelson-born resident who resides on Honk Kong, but travels back to holiday in the Heritage City.Danica Stevenson-Wade of Kelowna was the top female. Stevenson-Wade finished ahead of Lisa Barnes of Cranbrook in second and Salmon Arm’s Lauren Koch. Wood is a member of the 2016 Alberta Junior Development Squad athletes and has been competing in triathlons for several years. Wood said that the wind blowing against the swimmers on their way out to the green buoy really tested the athletes, and also commented on the difficulty of the cycling component. “It was really good; tough bike course but it was fun, “ Wood told The Nelson Daily. When asked about his thoughts on the race, the fatigued but clearly pleased competitor told The Nelson Daily that while the event wasn’t easy, he definitely enjoyed himself. A strong breeze and rough and chilly waters made the swimming component of the race the most difficult, with many competitors climbing out of the river red faced and breathing heavily before gearing down out of their wetsuits, strapping on the shoes and hopping on their bikes.“Yeah it was good. I’m mostly just here to race and have fun.” Wood walked away with a $250 merchandise package, including future Cyswog entry, a Whitewater day pass, and a $125 Gerick’s gift certificate.Team winners were Old Geezers and A Young Gun winning Olympic race. Second was Too Legit to Quit.In Sprint Distance, Splash, Flash and Dash was the top trio ahead of Paris-UK Connection. The Young and the Tasteless was third. Competitors began the swim from the beach of Lakeside Park, following the Cyclists then slipped off the wetsuit at the transition area inside the park for the ride on North Shore on Highway 3A.After returning, the run took competitors across BOB onto Johnstone Road and back.This is the 34th year Nelson has hosted the Cyswog’n’ Fun race.Alberta’s Wood tops men’s sprint division at Cyswog’n’ Fun TriathlonA blowing wind and choppy waters could not slow Alberta’s Solen Wood Sunday during the 2016 Nelson Cyswogn’Fun Triathlon.Wood, from Lethbridge, won the men’s sprin title under sunny skies.Wood is a member of the 2016 Alberta Junior Development Squad athletes and has been competing in triathlons for several years.More information later . . ..last_img read more