(Image courtesy National Weather Service) The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 8:23 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters project a level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Predicted heavy rain could increase the effects of flooding, particularly if it coincides with high tide in the morning. Strong southeast winds could gust as high as 35 mph.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.
UK-issued Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) UK driving licence UK biometric residence permit Northern Ireland voter’s card or medical card 2 documents showing your UK address (for example bank statement or utility bill) issued within 3 months Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel adviceSee the latest health advice for UK travellers following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).Sign up for Ireland travel advice email alerts. This information is about visiting Ireland. There’s different guidance for healthcare if you’re going to live, study or work in Ireland. If you’re ordinarily resident in the UK, you can get ‘necessary healthcare’ from state healthcare services in Ireland during your visit.‘Necessary healthcare’ means healthcare which becomes medically necessary during your stay, and you cannot reasonably wait until you’re back in the UK to get it.This includes medically necessary treatment for a pre-existing or chronic condition. Some treatments will need to be pre-arranged with the relevant healthcare provider in Ireland, for example kidney dialysis or chemotherapy.It does not include treatment that you travel to Ireland specifically to receive.This is not a replacement for travel insurance. Take out travel insurance before your trip.Not all state healthcare is free in Ireland and you may have to pay for services that you’d get for free on the NHS.How to get healthcare in IrelandWhen you use a health service, show one of the following alongside photo ID: If you do not have valid documentationIf you need treatment and you do not have valid documentation, you can apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC). This proves you’re entitled to healthcare in Ireland.Call the Overseas Healthcare Services to apply for a PRC. This is part of the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA). NHS Overseas Healthcare Services Telephone +44 (0)191 218 1999Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm If you are unable to get a PRC, for example because you’re accessing healthcare outside of business hours, you’ll need to pay in full for treatment. You can then apply to the NHS Business Services Authority for reimbursement if your treatment meets the criteria for ‘necessary healthcare’.What you’re entitled toIf you’re ordinarily resident in the UK, you can access medically necessary state health services on the same basis as an Irish resident. You may still need to pay a fee for some services, just like an Irish resident.You will not have to pay for hospital care including A&E or inpatient treatment.You’ll need to pay in full for private healthcare.Travelling with a health conditionBuy travel insurance with healthcare cover for your condition.Read the Money and Pensions Advice Service guidance for buying travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.If your condition means that you’ll need treatment while you’re in Ireland, you may need to pre-arrange it. For example, if you need dialysis or oxygen treatment. Speak to your doctor in the UK for advice before you travel.Getting prescriptionsYou can use a UK prescription to get medicines from pharmacies in Ireland.You will have to pay in full for any prescription medicine.Bringing medicine with youYou need a letter to prove your medicine is prescribed to you if it contains a ‘controlled drug’. You may need to show this at the border when you’re entering or leaving the UK.You may also need a licence for controlled drugs if: your trip is longer than 3 months you’re travelling with more than 3 months’ supply Read more about travelling with controlled medicines.Travelling to have planned treatmentIf you want to have planned treatment in Ireland, you can apply for NHS funding. For example, if you’re going abroad to give birth.Read the NHS guide to seeking medical treatment abroad for more information on planned treatment.
The Electric Beethoven album Beathoven came out yesterday, treating fans to jammed out interpretations of the 3rd and 6th Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. Spearheaded by bassist Reed Mathis, the foundations of these interpretations were certainly laid down on the album, but they truly come to life in the live setting.Fans in Buffalo, NY got a taste of that last week, when Electric Beethoven performed at the Buffalo Iron Works last Wednesday, September 28th. Improvisation is the name of the game, as the band merges composed sections with totally unique jamming. With Mathis, Todd Stoops, Jay Lane and Clay Welch all thoroughly committed to the project, this is just the beginning!Fortunately, we just received a lengthy video from the Buffalo show from strawberryIsland Dweller, which you can watch below.Electric Beethoven is set to make their debut in NYC at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, followed by two intimate club performances at The Cutting Room and DROM in Manhattan during the following week. For more about Brooklyn Comes Alive, which features a lineup with artists like Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, John Medeski, and more, head to the official website. Information about the two performances in New York can be found here.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An alliance of Arab parties in Israel has finalized its breakup. That sets up the possibility that a small Islamist party could hold the key to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remaining in office and avoiding prosecution on corruption charges. The Joint List, an alliance of four Arab parties that won a record 15 seats in elections held last year, finalized the split early Thursday. Three will run together and the United Arab List, an Islamist party, will strike out on its own. That party has expressed openness to supporting Netanyahu in return for addressing social and economic issues, and could provide the margin he needs to assemble a ruling coalition.
University of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen is concerned that Georgia peach growers can’t tell the difference between phony peach disease and weevil or nematode damage. A consequence could be that farmers unnecessarily destroy trees and potential fruit.Phony peach disease, nematodes and weevil damage stunt tree growth, but farmers take different management steps to treat the problems.Due to a lack of a curable treatment option for phony peach disease, farmers are forced to cut and burn the trees suspected of having the bacteria. Producers with trees damaged by weevils or nematodes also have limited options, but they don’t need to kill the trees — a big difference, according to Brannen, a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Growers who mistake weevil damage or nematodes for phony peach disease may unnecessarily kill the trees. “Visually, the damage that both the bacteria from a phony peach tree and from weevils and nematodes does look different. A stunted tree that has the weevil damage or nematodes does not have the short inner nodes and the green appearance that is present in a phony peach tree; it’s actually just a stunted tree,” Brannen said. “Producers who are having difficulty discerning the two, unfortunately have ripped up trees that probably would have produced some fruit.”Working with UGA Cooperative Extension agents, Brannen is trying to educate farmers so good trees that would still produce fruit aren’t destroyed. He advises Georgia peach growers to contact their local Extension agent if they are unsure of which problem they are facing. Brannen and Jeff Cook, a UGA Extension agricultural and natural resources multi-county peach agent in middle Georgia, will also hold a training for farmers this summer.“Eventually the fruit from a phony tree will be really, really small, and (growers) get less of those fruit. The fruits that are produced will develop into the size of a silver dollar. They’re really small,” Brannen said.Phony peach disease has been present in Georgia for 100 years. Lack of research into the disease has left growers with only one treatment option — pull the tree out of the ground and destroy it, he said.As for weevils, they have become a bigger problem because effective insecticides have been removed from the market. Because current chemical treatments do not provide 100 percent control, the weevils survive, Brannen said. Ten years ago, a post-plant nematicide for use on peaches was also removed from the market, leaving farmers no chemical control for nematodes. “The combination of stunting symptoms in orchards is to be expected in light of the limited management tools that remain,” Brannen said.Weevils and nematodes eating tree roots is an emerging problem for peach growers. One that would have been avoided if some of the previously available insecticides and nematicides were still on the market, he said. “The insecticides we have now just don’t control the weevils, and we have no post-plant nematicides. That’s resulting in a stunted looking peach tree, and producers who are naturally having some problems discerning which problem is which.”For more information on peach research and Extension work at UGA, follow the UGA Peach Team’s blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/peaches.
Stetson University’s Dean Vause steps down Stetson University’s Dean Vause steps down Gary Vause, dean and vice president of Stetson University College of Law and a renowned legal scholar who has authored numerous books and articles, told a campus-wide gathering April 23 he will retire July 31 because of ill health.Vause told students, faculty, and administrators that he has been diagnosed with cancer, and that his doctors have advised him to step down. Vice Dean Darby Dickerson will serve as interim dean while a nationwide search for a new permanent dean is conducted, according to Stetson President Doug Lee.“Gary Vause has devoted almost three decades of extraordinary service to Stetson University,” President Lee said. “He has tirelessly worked to advance academic excellence, increase diversity, and expand a global focus at the college of law.”Vause joined the law school 28 years ago as assistant dean and was named dean four years ago. He spearheaded Stetson’s new Tampa Law Center and campus, which is currently under construction in downtown Tampa. The campus will house Stetson’s part-time program, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal, and continuing legal education programs.“Dean Vause has fulfilled his position with great distinction by enhancing the college of law’s academic program, international programs and partnerships,” President Lee said. “He has also done much to enhance Stetson’s financial position, its community, government relations and fundraising programs, and by establishing the college of law’s part-time program and its new law center and campus in Tampa.”Vause also either established or contributed greatly to a number of other Stetson programs, including its LL.M. program in International Law and Business; the Center for Excellence in Dispute Resolution; the joint J.D./M.B.A. degree program (in conjunction with Stetson’s School of Business Administration); and summer abroad programs in Granada, Spain, and Tallinn, Estonia. He also expanded Stetson’s curriculum in health and elder law.Under Dean Vause’s leadership, Stetson recently earned another first place ranking for its trial advocacy program from U.S. News and World Report. As he has done in the past, Vause credited the Stetson Law community for this prestigious ranking. “Working together, Stetson’s strong faculty, outstanding students and supportive alumni have inspired and motivated us to higher levels of academic excellence,” he said.Before coming to Stetson, Vause managed his own law firm in Hartford, Conn., specializing in labor and employment law. He is a native of Tallahassee.Before joining Stetson’s faculty in 1995, Interim Dean Dickerson, professor of law and director of legal research and writing, clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and worked as an associate at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell, a firm in Dallas. Dickerson teaches research and writing and federal pretrial practice. She writes in the areas of legal writing, citation, and litigation ethics, and is the author of the ALWD Citation Manual, which has been adopted by professors at more than 100 law schools.In addition to her work at Stetson, she is an officer and director of the Ferguson-White Inn of Court in Tampa, and a director of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross. May 15, 2003 Regular News
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Qatar reported 1,733 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours for a total of 28,272 cases and a total of 14 deaths. Qatar’s interior ministry announced on Thursday that wearing masks will be mandatory to go outside starting Sunday, and those who do not comply will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000).Violators could also be jailed up to three years, or either of those punishments, according to a statement on the ministry’s Twitter account.The statement added that the only exception will be if the person is alone driving in a vehicle. Topics :
“We urge you to clarify that the visa issued to Prabowo does not extend any form of immunity to him and to ensure that if he does travel to the US, he is properly and promptly investigated,” Lin said.Prabowo would meet his US counterpart Mark Esper during a five-day visit to the US starting on Thursday, the minister said in a video released by the Gerindra Party on Tuesday.”America is an important country and I was invited, so I must fulfill the invitation,” Prabowo said. “Even though we will have a long journey, [especially with] the COVID-19 pandemic, we still have to respect [the invitation].”Prabowo went on to say he had reported the invitation to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who asked him to leave for the US.Topics : “The State Department’s recent decision to lift the ban on Prabowo is an abrupt, complete reversal of longstanding US foreign policy that has been in place for 20 years,” Lin said in the letter dated Tuesday.Read also: Prabowo to visit US for first time in decadesPrabowo was barred from entering the US for decades due to allegations of human rights abuses. He was included in a blanket ban on the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) for alleged human rights violations in East Timor when the territory was under Indonesian rule.Lin said the diplomatic invitation for Prabowo must be revoked if it entailed immunity for the crimes he had allegedly committed. Amnesty International has raised concerns over the United States’ decision to lift a 20-year travel ban on Indonesian Defense Minister and former Army general Prabowo Subianto, claiming the sudden policy change could contradict prevailing laws.Joanne Lin, Amnesty International’s national director for advocacy and government affairs, said in a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that the decision to allow Prabowo to enter the country could be construed as a violation of the Leahy Laws.The Leahy Laws prohibit the US government from using its resources to assist units of foreign security forces that are proven to have been involved in committing gross human rights violations.