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The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Nakatsu, Japan Japan Houses ArchDaily The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects 2014 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/489928/the-cave-eto-kenta-atelier-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  115 m² Area:  115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” photographs:  Noriyuki YanoPhotographs:  Noriyuki YanoStructural:Hidetaka NakaharaArchitect In Charge:Kenta EtoCity:NakatsuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Noriyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Oita, Japan. The planning area of the house is in a west and south orientation.  I examined the architecture and landscape of the south and north orientation, and worked with the relationships between interior and exterior. CAVE has three open spaces an the larger one with of 7 meters long. The large opening is by changing the height of the internal and external environment. Save this picture!First Floor PlanBy doing so, we create a tunnel-like space as cavity, to obtain a space with a feeling of opening and sense of distance and a private place. The facade of this arhcitecture mantains the privacy from the outside, to function as a natural cave that incorporates light and wind into the interior.Save this picture!© Noriyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel, magnetic innovationArticlesStavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter ASSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano+ 26 Share The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/489928/the-cave-eto-kenta-atelier-architects Clipboard Projects Year:  Photographs Year:  Architects: Eto Kenta Atelier Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEto Kenta Atelier ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNakatsuHousesJapanPublished on March 26, 2014Cite: “The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects” 26 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

HKTB to Boost the City’s Recovery Through New “Hong Kong Super Fans” Global Engagement…

first_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness HKTB to Boost the City’s Recovery Through New “Hong Kong Super Fans” Global Engagement Programme With Hundreds of Participants From 20 Key Markets Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleWhitecloud scores late, lifts Vegas to 5-4 win over DucksNext articleOregon plays at Arizona in Pac-12’s marquee game this week Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 Facebook Yiu Fung store offering festive snacks WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more

Three States Hold a Quarter of Foreclosure Inventory

first_img Black Knight Financial Servicves Delinquent Mortgages Foreclosure Inventory 2016-05-01 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles While the nation’s foreclosure inventory and volume of 90-plus day delinquent mortgage loans have been on the steady decline nationwide as a whole, those levels remain elevated in some areas.Namely in three states—Florida, New York, and New Jersey, which hold approximately one quarter of the nation’s homes currently in foreclosure and mortgages that are three months or more past due, collectively known as non-current inventory, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ March 2016 Mortgage Monitor released on Monday.Florida leads the nation with slightly more than 145,000 in the two categories combined; New York is second with 133,000, and New Jersey is third with 107,000. But despite the high number of loans in foreclosure or three months delinquent in Florida, Black Knight estimates that at the current rate of reduction in the Sunshine State (36 percent), non-current inventory in Florida will normalize close to the same time as the national average—which Black Knight estimates to be mid-2018.New York and New Jersey, with lower reduction rates of 21 percent and 22 percent, respectively, are estimated to take much longer to normalize in the areas of foreclosure inventory and severely delinquent loans. Black Knight estimates that New York and New Jersey will take five and six years from now, respectively, at their current rates of reduction to achieve their normal pre-crisis levels of serious delinquency.“Despite the concentration of inventory in the two states, New York and New Jersey are not the slowest to recover when we look across the country,” Black Knight stated in the report. “They are actually number seven and nine nationally, respectively.”Black Knight estimates that Wyoming, Maine, and Rhode Island, at their respective rates of reduction, would all take more than seven years to reach their 2000 to 2005 average severely delinquent levels.According to Black Knight, five states have returned to their pre-crisis levels of non-current inventory (Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Utah), while three more (Indiana, Idaho, and Colorado) are on a pace to achieve their pre-crisis levels of non-current inventory later in 2016. About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Three States Hold a Quarter of Foreclosure Inventory Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Servicves Delinquent Mortgages Foreclosure Inventory Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Week Ahead: The GSEs and Their Dwindling Capital Buffer Next: Affordability Muted by Rapid Home Price Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 1, 2016 1,760 Views Three States Hold a Quarter of Foreclosure Inventory Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

[Article 300A] Executive Fiat Not ‘Authority Of Law’ To Deny Salary, Pension: AP HC Quashes G.O.s Deferring Payments Amidst Lockdown [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Article 300A] Executive Fiat Not ‘Authority Of Law’ To Deny Salary, Pension: AP HC Quashes G.O.s Deferring Payments Amidst Lockdown [Read Order] Mehal Jain16 Aug 2020 7:39 AMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday, in exercise of “equity jurisdiction”, directed the state government to disburse to its employees the deferred part of salary and pension with interest @ 12%, quashing the Government Orders deferring the payments as being violative of Articles 14, 15, 16, 21 and 300-A of the Constitution and Human Right to Livelihood guaranteed under Article 25(1)…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday, in exercise of “equity jurisdiction”, directed the state government to disburse to its employees the deferred part of salary and pension with interest @ 12%, quashing the Government Orders deferring the payments as being violative of Articles 14, 15, 16, 21 and 300-A of the Constitution and Human Right to Livelihood guaranteed under Article 25(1) of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On account of the lockdown and the consequent financial crisis, by the impugned G.O.’s, the government had effected the deferment of part of salary to the government servants for the months of March and April, 2020 and deferment of part of pension to the retired government servants for the month of March, 2020. “No doubt, when financial emergency is declared in the State, Article 360(4)(a)(i) of the Constitution of India permits reduction of salaries and allowances of all or any class of persons serving in connection with the affairs of a State. But, in the State of Andhra Pradesh, no such financial emergency was in force during the months of March and April, 2020 and no other law permits such deferment of salary or pension etc., payable to the employees of the State or State Corporations, etc”, observed Justices M. Satyanarayan Murthy and Lalitha Kanneganti. Conceding that on account of lockdown, there was no business activity in the State, and the Country as well as State’s generation of income or taxes by the Government is reduced to minimum extent, the division bench stated that merely because the Government is without any resources to meet the liability to pay full salary or pension to the employees, the State employees cannot be deprived of their right to property in the absence of any authority of law. “The State’s dried up financial resources to meet the liability to pay salaries and pensions is not a ground and the State cannot run away from discharging its duty to pay salaries having extracted work from the employees and such act is violative of the fundamental right guaranteed under Articles 21 and 300-A of the Constitution of India and Human Right under Article 25(1) of Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, ruled the bench. Right to property a human right “The word ‘property’ is inclusive of both movable and immovable property, both pension and salary payable to an employee can be said to be part of the property”, appreciated the bench. Reliance was placed on apex court authorities holding that right of a person to his livelihood is that property, and that Article 300-A includes ‘money’, salary accrued pension, and cash grants annually payable by the Government ; pension due under Government Service Rules; a right to bonus and other sums due to employees under statute. The division bench further said that the right to property is now considered to be not only a constitutional or a statutory right, but also a human right- “Though, it is not a basic feature of the constitution or a fundamental right, human rights are considered to be in realm of individual rights, such as the right to health, the right to livelihood, the right to shelter and employment etc. Now, human rights are gaining an even greater multi faceted dimension” The bench reflected that the right to property of a private individual, though permitted to be deprived of, must be by authority of law. Noting that even still, Article 25 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized such right in property as human right, and that India is a State Party to the declaration, the bench regretted that the right to property is not being considered as human right till date by many Courts. “A liberal reading of these two provisions (Article 300A of the Constitution and Article 25(1) of the UDHR), the intention to protect the owners of either movable or immovable only from Executive fiat, imposing minimal restrictions on the power of the State. This is in sharp contrast to the language adopted in the Indian Constitution”, remarked the bench. The bench was of the view that the government servants after retirement being pensioners would be deprived of their livelihood, though they are under obligation to meet different expenses, including maintaining their health condition for the rest of their life. Similarly, the employees in service are bound to face certain difficulties, if salary payment is deferred either in full or part for the reason that sometimes most of the employees would be under obligation to repay housing loans and would be having other financial commitments, their regular maintenance, besides deduction of income tax and other tax liabilities. If, part of the amount is appropriated toward those liabilities, hardly the balance amount which the employees would be receiving would not be sufficient for their livelihood. “While deciding such an issue, the Court has to take into consideration the common man’s and middle class employee’s lifestyle and decide the case in a proper perspective. If an ordinary employee is maintaining a minimum standard of life, he is bound to incur different expenses towards education of his/her children, discharging different liabilities etc. In those circumstances, it is difficult for any ordinary employee to maintain himself/herself”, observed the bench. The bench repeated that an important facet of that right to life under Article 21 is the right to livelihood because no person can live without the means of living. If the right to livelihood is not treated as a part of the fundamental right to life, the easiest way of depriving a person of his right to life would be to deprive him of his means of livelihood to the point of abrogation. “The right to live with human dignity, free from exploitation is enshrined in Article 21 and derives its life breath from the Directive Principles of State Policy and particularly Clauses (e) and (f) of Article 39 and Articles 41 and 42 and at least, therefore, it must include the right to live with human dignity, the right to take any action which will deprive a person of enjoyment of basic right to live with dignity as an integral part of the constitutional right guaranteed under Article 21”, reiterated the bench. Right to property cannot be deprived without authority of law “As salary and pension form part of property of an individual to attract Article 300-A of the Constitution of India, such right cannot be taken away except by authority of law”, noted the bench, adding that this means a property of any citizen of India cannot be taken unless the State is authorized to do so. Noting that the respondents were unable to show any provision which authorized the State to defer payment of part of salary/pension to the employees in service or retired from service, the bench opined that in the absence of any statute governing deferment of salary or pension, deprivation of right to property by employees in service or retired employees would amount to violation of constitutional right guaranteed under Article 300-A of the Constitution of India. The High Court referred to the meaning of ‘authority of law’, noting that the Apex Court while considering the word used ‘law’ under Article 13 and 300-A of the Constitution of India, construed the meaning of word “Law” not only with reference to Article 13 of the Constitution of India, but also with reference to Article 300-A and 31C of the Constitution of India. “Law means the legislation passed by the parliament or State Legislation or Statutory rules or orders”, inferred the bench. Reliance was placed on Apex Court judgments holding that the State Government cannot, while taking recourse to the executive power of the State under Article 162, deprive a person of his property. Such power can be exercised only by authority of law and not by a mere executive fiat or order. Article 162, as is clear from the opening words, is subject to other provisions of the Constitution. It is, therefore, necessarily subject to Article 300A. The word ‘law’ in the context of Article 300A must mean an Act of Parliament or of a State Legislature, a rule, or a statutory order; having the force of law, that is positive or State made law. The bench appreciated that except reduction of pensionary benefits under Rule 9 of the Andhra Pradesh Revised Pension Rules and reduction of salary in terms of C.C.A Rules, and too only if the government servant is found guilty of misconduct after conducting necessary enquiry, no other procedure is available in any statute to defer payment of salary, pension or defect of salary or pension in part or in full. “But the question of all the employees in the state guilty of any misconduct to defer payment of salary or pension in the present case does not arise”, said the bench. Noting that one of the references made in the G.Os deals with regard to State Plan prescribed under Section 23 of the Disaster Management Act, the bench proceeded to hold that none of the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, more particularly, Chapter III which deals with State Disaster management Authorities consisting of Sections 14 to 24, provide for deferment either in part or in full and pension. The bench concluded that the G.O.s are not based on any authority of law, except executive fiat, thereby declaring them as arbitrary and illegal and violative of fundamental rights. “There is a distinction between pay docking of employees and deferment of salary. Pay docking is nothing but reduction of employee’s salary. Docking the pay of exempt employees is permissible in certain circumstances. In the instant case, complaint of the petitioner is not pay docking, but it is only a deferment of part of the salary or pension. However, such deferment is contrary to law laid down by various courts, as referred in the earlier paragraphs, since no law authorizes the government to permit the employer to defer payment of salaries or pension which is payable on the last working day of the same month, as per Article 72 of Andhra Pradesh Financial Code. Therefore, in the absence of any authority of law, deferment of part of salary or pension amount to violation of constitutional right guaranteed under Article 300-A of the Constitution of India, since such deferment is witout any authority of law”, explained the bench. One of the contentions raised by this petitioner was that, when the other departments like Medical & Health Department, Police Department, Sanitation workers working in Rural Local Bodies/Urban Local Bodies are being paid their full salary without deferment, the other employees shall also be paid full amount of salary and pension. “In the instant case, undisputedly, G.O.No.27 dated 04.04.2020 has limited payment of salaries to Medical & Health Department, Police Department, Sanitation workers working in Rural Local Bodies/Urban Local Bodies i.e Nagar Panchayats/Municipalities/ Municipal Corporations employees who are frontline warriors to prevent spreading of Covid-19 and the other employees were not given the benefits to claim full salary”, noted the bench, holding thereby that such deferment of salary to employees of other departments is contrary to the concept of equal pay for equal work, as enshrined under Articles 14, 15 & 16 of the Constitution. Petitioner, despite being a retired judicial officer of Telangana, can, as citizen of the country, question unconstitutional State acts An issue which was raised by the state at the outset was whether the petitioner being a retired Judicial officer who was allotted to the State of Telangana after separation from State of Telangana and State of Andhra Pradesh is competent to file the writ petition, invoking pro bono publico “Here, the petitioner is native of Draksharamam and retired Judicial officer, allotted to the State of Telangana. She being the citizen of this country can question the State acts if those acts are violative of any constitutional provisions”, ruled the bench. The High Court observed that if the petitioner is denied her right to approach the court by invoking pro bono publico, it is denial of her right on the ground that she has no interest directly or indirectly in the litigation and it would amount to depriving a citizen of India to access to Justice for violation of any of the constitutional provisions and that was not the main intention of the public interest litigation. “In the present facts, the petitioner had no personal interest, but she approached the Court, Court representing more than four lakh employees, besides approximately equal number of pensioners”, acknowledged the bench, adding that each and every employee or pensioner cannot approach this Court spending huge amount and time and that even if everyone files such petitions, no purpose would be served, except multiplication of work and duplication of order. “No personal or political colour is attributed to the very filing petition. In the absence of attribution of any malafides or political or other reasons, the petitioner being a citizen is entitled to espouse the cause of a class of citizenry. Hence, we find that the public interest litigation is maintainable”, ruled the bench. Nevertheless, the bench recognised that “today people rush to Courts to file cases in profusion under this attractive name of public interest”, and that there are certain “no-go” areas where the Court cannot exercise power in the name of Public Interest Litigation. “PIL is not a process to be invoked or used for the purpose of seeking or laying down advisory opinions on matters of governance and exercise of governmental authority, since PIL is a supplement to existing means of constitutional governance”, reiterated the bench. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Polish Navy to receive ORP Slazak in 2019

first_img View post tag: ORP Ślązak Photo: Photo: Polish Navy View post tag: Polish Navy The Polish defense ministry announced on June 29 that it has awarded PGZ a contract to complete outfitting works and all trials on the offshore patrol vessel ‘Ślązak’ and subsequently deliver it to the Polish Navy.According to the announcement, Ślązak is set to start trials in July 2018 while the delivery and acceptance is expected to take place by March 2019.By 2019, the former-corvette-turned-OPV will be delivered to the navy after missing several delivery deadlines.A keel-laying ceremony for the vessel, which was initially expected to be the first of several Gawron-class corvettes, took place in 2001. Though the vessel’s hull was launched in 2009, the entire project was cancelled in 2012. The government subsequently made the decision to convert the corvette into an offshore patrol vessel.The converted vessel was to be delivered to the navy by November 2016. After that deadline was not met, Polish media reports indicated July 2018 as the new delivery date. According to the latest announcement, the Slazak should be joining the navy in March 2019.The 95-meter-long ship is based on the Blohm + Voss’ MEKO A100 design and displaces 1800 tons. It will be carrying a 76 mm OTO Melara gun, two Leonardo-built 30mm Marlin-WS guns,  and four Grom man-portable air-defense short-range missile launchers.Slazak is also equipped with the SMART-S Mk2 is the naval 3D air and surface surveillance radar and the Thales-delivered TACTICOS combat management system, STING-EO Mk2 fire control radar, MIRADOR electro-optical system and LINK 11/16 tactical data link. Share this articlelast_img read more

Hoboken Council cancels contract with mayor’s lawyers in ethics complaint appeal

first_img× HOBOKEN – The City Council voted 7-2 at Wednesday’s five-hour meeting to cancel a contract for a law firm that had been representing Mayor Ravi Bhalla in his appeal of an alleged ethics violation.The ethics complaint was originally filed against Bhalla by a resident in 2010 after the then-councilman voted on city contract for an attorney with whom he shared an office lease.In September 2013 a summary decision by Judge James Geraghty found that Bhalla’s joint lease and shared receptionist with criminal attorney Paul Condon did not create a conflict of interest that precluded Bhalla from voting to renew Condon’s contract with the city in 2010.However, in November of 2017 the Local Finance Board issued notice of a violation which states that sharing an office space with a professional appointed by the council is not a substantial conflict but that “cosigning a lease agreement is considered a shared business relationship and would appear to constitute a direct/indirect financial involvement that might reasonably be expected to impair one’s objectivity of independence of judgement.”According to the resolution canceling the contract with the Buzak Law Group of Montville who were representing Bhalla, an estimated $10,000 had been spent to appeal the alleged ethics violation.“Last night the City Council voted overwhelmingly to protect Hoboken taxpayers by stopping Mayor Bhalla from continuing to use city resources to defend himself against a personal ethical violation,” said Councilmen Michael DeFusco and Ruben Ramos in a joint statement. “This has gone on for eight years and it’s clear that the mayor’s lack of candor when the situation first developed led the city down a path of being unfairly forced to foot the bill for Bhalla’s indiscretion. That misuse of taxpayer funds needs to end and we’re glad to see the City Council continue to act as a watchdog on this administration.”According to city spokesperson Santiago Melli-Huber, “A press release put out by a campaign spokesperson does not change the fact that the meritless ethics complaint in question was adjudicated twice and thrown out, with Judge Geraghty, in his decision, calling the filer of the complaint a ‘bigoted, malicious crackpot with a personal grudge against Bhalla’.”He added, “This act of political grandstanding sets a bad precedent, as elected officials should have the ability to do their jobs without fear of frivolous lawsuits. Mayor Bhalla believes the council’s primary focus should be working on behalf of the people of Hoboken, saying, ‘I am very proud of the work my administration and I have accomplished so far this year, including keeping municipal taxes level, re-opening the Office of Constituent Affairs, expanding paid parental leave for city employees, making Hoboken a leader in New Jersey for LGBTQ equality, and overseeing the revitalization of Washington Street, which is being paved to 8th Street this week.’”According to Melli-Huber there are currently two appeals pending on the 2017 notice, “one in the Office of Administrative Law, where it was thrown out the first time in 2014, and one in the Appellate Division, where it was thrown out the second time in 2016.”Watch for more coverage of the council meeting and other issues in your next edition of the Hoboken Reporter, in print or at hudsonrreporter.com.last_img read more

Veterans Day Ceremony, Holiday Events Set For Ocean City

first_imgPrimary School students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language at the 2018 Ocean City Veterans Day service. Primary School students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language at the 2018 Ocean City Veterans Day service.Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue). The event honors all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.The ceremony is always well-attended and will include music, remarks, prayers and the placing of a memorial wreath. Ocean City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion posts sponsor and participate in the event.This year’s keynote speaker is E-4 Lance Corporal Rickey R. Arce. He joined the Marines just out of high school and fought the Taliban in Afghanistan during a deployment in 2009-2010.After returning to the U.S. and leaving active duty, Arce faced new battles against mental health symptoms. He is now committed to sobriety and addressing his health through therapy and support group meetings.Ocean City Primary School students will make remarks, and American Sign Language classes from Ocean City High School will sign the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and “God Bless America.” The Ocean City High School Choir, Ocean City High School Band and OCHS student Julia Mary Wilson will perform music. Free horse and carriage rides are part of the holiday celebration in downtown Ocean City.HOLIDAY EVENTS IN OCEAN CITYOn Monday, work crews began hanging the lights, garland, wreaths and bows that will adorn downtown Asbury Avenue for the holidays. A full schedule of special events is coming up quickly.The celebrations in Ocean City begin with “Earlier Than the Bird” on Saturday, Nov. 23. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.Jump-start your holiday shopping and shop in your pajamas for early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street.Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available starting on the weekend of Nov. 23 and 24. Ride the downtown the old-fashioned way noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Board in front of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.The 12th annual Fast and Furriest 5K Turkey Trot goes off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on Nov. 28. The course for this 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race is on the Ocean City Boardwalk, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information, call 609-398-9500 (ext. 4) or visit www.hsocnj.org/events.Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 29. The Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – takes place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be a warm and entertaining time featuring carolers and performers throughout downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street.Pajama-clad shoppers enjoy “Earlier Than the Bird” in 2018.Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available. Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m. on the steps of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.The event culminates around 5 p.m. when Santa Claus will emerge on the rooftop of City Hall. With the help of an Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck, Santa will descend and help light the City Hall Christmas Tree and illuminate City Hall.The shopping discounts will continue on Nov. 30 as downtown merchants celebrate Small Business Saturday.On the evening of Nov. 30, music lovers can enjoy a special performance of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra.“Holiday Pops: Musical Sounds of the Season” will feature popular holiday and special performances by vocalist Scott Coulter and his cast of Broadway soloists. Children of all ages will enjoy the classic Christmas songs.Joining the show will be professional dancers from the Atlantic City Ballet’s production of the “Nutcracker.”The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $25 and $20. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.The festivities continue with the annual Christmas Parade (Dec. 6), Ocean City Theatre Company’s “Lights, Camera, Christmas: 2019 Holiday Spectacular (Dec. 13-22, see oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice for information and tickets) and the First Night (Dec. 31) and First Day (Jan. 1) New Year’s celebrations.A fireworks display lights up the sky at midnight, ushering in the new year. (Courtesy Ocean City)FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS ON SALE NOW All-inclusive admission buttons for Ocean City’s popular and family-friendly First Night New Year’s Eve celebration are on sale now. The price is a discounted $15 through Nov. 30, and they can be purchased at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.You can also purchase tickets in person by visiting the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway, City Hall’s Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue or the Welcome Center at 46th Street and West Avenue.First Night includes more than 70 shows and activities at venues throughout Ocean City. Visit firstnightocnj.com for more information. ALSO COMING UP OC READS (Nov. 9): OC Reads and the Ocean City Free Public Library will welcome Delia Owens, author of “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Owens will be giving a book talk, Q&A, and book-signing at the Ocean City Music Pier.Doors will open at 1 p.m. No tickets or advanced registration required. Seating is first-come, first-served and open to the public. For additional information, call 609 399-2434, ext. 5222 or visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.Ocean City Free Public Library Director Karen Mahar will be honored as a “Woman of Wonder” on Nov. 14.WOMEN OF WONDER LUNCHEON (Nov. 14): The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and the Cape May County Women’s Commission invite the public to the 2019 Women of Wonder Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.Ocean City Free Public Library Director Karen Mahar will be honored, along with Stormy Freese and Shirley “Becki” Wilson. Tickets for this scholarship fundraiser are available by visiting www.atlantic.edu/wow or calling 609-463-3621.BOZ SCAGGS (Nov. 16): Rescheduled from July 1, this concert featuring Grammy Award-winner and chart-topping songwriter Boz Scaggs will bring unforgettable hits to the Ocean City Music Pier.The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $49. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.last_img read more

Celebrate Chaka Khan’s 66th Birthday With These Live Performances

first_imgChaka Khan first came into the spotlight as the frontwoman for the funk band Rufus. Over the past five decades, Chaka Khan has had an immeasurable influence on music as we know it today, taking home ten Grammys during this time. She has been nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice now, for both her work as a solo artist and with Rufus, and in December of last year, Billboard named her the 65th most successful dance music artist of all time. Affectionately referred to as the “Queen of Funk,” today, this powerhouse performer turns 66, still throwing it down and showing no signs of slowing down with each passing year.To celebrate the queen’s birthday, we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite live performances by this epic singer, which you can check out below! Most importantly, happy birthday, Chaka Khan!Rufus- “Stop On By” – 1975[Video: BLAQUEMUSCLE]Chaka Khan live in 1981[Video: funkyscope]Chaka Khan – “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” – 2002[Video: TheKimRo]last_img read more

Harvard to meet Vanderbilt

first_imgThe Harvard men’s basketball team was awarded a 12 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament and will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to take on No. 5 Vanderbilt in the second round, the NCAA announced Sunday. The Crimson and Commodores will play Thursday at 4 p.m., with the winner set to face either No. 4 Wisconsin or No. 13 Montana Saturday.Second- and third-round ticket information will be available on GoCrimson.com later this week.To read more, visit GoCrimson.com.last_img