One dead, 12 missing after 190-foot lift boat capsizes off Louisiana coast

first_imgU.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris(NEW YORK) — A massive lift boat capsized off the southern coast of Louisiana on Tuesday as severe storms moved through the region, killing one and leaving a dozen on board still missing.SEACOR Marine, the ship’s owner, said there were 19 people — employees and contractors — on board at the time the bad weather hit. Initially, officials said they believed 18 people were on board.One person was found dead on the surface of the water, while six were rescued and 12 others remain missing, Capt. Will Watson from U.S. Coast Guard New Orleans said Wednesday at a press conference.The 190-foot commercial ship flipped about 7 miles south of Port Fourchon, located about 20 miles west of Grand Isle, where a Coast Guard station is located. The ship was initially identified by the Coast Guard as being 129 feet.“What we know of the weather conditions at the time, we had 80 to 90 mph winds and 7 to 9 foot seas,” Watson said. “That’s challenging under any circumstance. We don’t know the degree to which that contributed to what happened, but what we do know those are challenges conditions to be out in a maritime environment.”The U.S. Coast Guard and good Samaritan boats responded to the scene, according to USCG Heartland. The Coast Guard received the distress call around 4:30 p.m. local time. Coast Guard officials said they arrived to the spot of the radio beacon with 30 minutes.One person was rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, while another Coast Guard ship from Grand Isle located a second person. The other four people were rescued by good Samaritans, the USCG said.The vessel remains overturned on its starboard side and is partially submerged and grounded in about 55 feet of water, Watson said Wednesday.SEACOR Marine confirmed to ABC News that the lift boat involved is the SEACOR Power. It’s used in oil and gas exploration.In addition to the Glenn Harris and two 45-foot ships from Coast Guard station Grand Isle, the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the USCG station New Orleans and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane from USCG station Corpus Christi were searching for additional people in the water.Severe storms have swept through southern Louisiana on Tuesday. A flash flood watch and wind advisory were in effect for Grand Isle with the National Weather Service predicting 1 to 2 inches of rain and wind gusts over 50 mph Tuesday night.ABC News’ Darren Reynolds contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mayor’s Update – No Dredge Materials for Shelter Road

first_imgThe city’s recycling yard on Shelter Road was being considered as a temporary site for disposing of dredge materials. Dear Friends,I met this morning with representatives of the Ocean Reef Condominium Association and let them know that Ocean City will not pursue a proposed program for transferring dredged material at the Shelter Road Recycling Center.Throughout my administration, I have always sought public feedback in the very early stages of any major project or new initiative. This information is extremely valuable to the success of any endeavor. In this case, there was an overwhelming amount of support both for and against the idea of using Shelter Road to help add capacity to our 2017 dredging program. While all of this input was considered, the primary factor in the decision was practical. It is just not feasible or financially viable to relocate all of the Public Works operations at Shelter Road to other parts of Ocean City.ACT Engineers continues to pursue an array of options for de-watering and transferring dredged material, and the emptying of Site 83 (near Roosevelt Boulevard) by truck continues to make good progress. The permitted season for dredging starts on July 1, and I anticipate holding another town hall meeting to share details about our 2017 dredging program well in advance of that date. As you all know by now, the dredging of our lagoons and back bays is not a simple problem to solve. But I remain committed to getting it done as quickly and efficiently as possible.I’m sad to report that Bill Morey died this week at the age of 87. Morey was a pioneer in the amusements industry and one of the founders of Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. He and his family have been great community servants, not only for Wildwood but for the entire region. I’d like you to join me in offering condolences to all of Morey’s family and friends.Finally, I ask everybody to monitor weather conditions over the next few days. The forecast calls for heavy rain and strong northeast winds from Sunday afternoon through Monday night. The storm could cause minor tidal flooding, so be prepared to moved vehicles from streets that typically experience flooding. High tides are at 4:39 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 23).I hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Scone company expands as it plans to diversify

first_imgScone manufacturer Haywood & Padgett (H&P) is investing in expansion at its Barnsley bakery, with plans to develop new lines, and diversify into foodservice.The firm currently supplies predominantly retailer own-label scones, as well as H&P branded scones and Melters into the major multiples in the UK, including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.Senior account manager Lee Ingram told British Baker that the firm’s ability to expand is, in part, down to the support shown by the supermarkets, as well as increasing sales. Ingram said the firm is currently on target to achieve 12-13% year-on-year growth, with turnover currently just below £11m.Ingram said the firm has invested just under £500,000 so far on a new mixer and an additional silo, which have allowed it to achieve increased buying efficiencies. It is also looking to double the size of its warehouse in December. “It will enable us to store more products, and to make the business even more efficient,” explained Ingram.”The aim next year is to try and break into some new lines,” he said. “We’ve asked the supermarkets to come to us with any particular products that they would be interested in us making for them.”He said the firm would happily invest in new machinery as long as it got the support of the supermarkets in terms of orders.”We are also now branching out into the catering/foodser-vice area, which is probably our biggest area of expansion,” said Ingram, who added the firm is currently in talks with a number of foodservice firms about supplying them with scones. He said this move was one of the key reasons behind the expansion, as the firm would have the capability to supply its products frozen.H&P currently manufactures around 35,000 scones per hour, but is capable of making up to 50,000.last_img read more

Chicken and beef taquitos, chimichangas recalled due to plastic contamination

first_img Pinterest Chicken and beef taquitos, chimichangas recalled due to plastic contamination By Brooklyne Beatty – August 4, 2020 0 437 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend, PHM school boards pass back-to-school online learning plansNext articleTrial begins for first of five charged in Nappanee child abuse case Brooklyne Beattycenter_img WhatsApp TAGSchimichangascontaminationplasticrecalltaquitosusda Facebook Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNews (95.3 MNC) Several varieties of chicken and beef taquitos and chimichangas products have been recalled, as they may contain pieces of plastic.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued the public health alert after the products’ producer, Sun Valley Foods, reported the potential issue.The recalled products were distributed nationwide, and bear the establishment number “EST 5590,” “P5590” or “EST. 17417” printed on the packaging above the expiration date.All recalled products are listed below:19.2-oz. carton containing 16 pieces labeled as “Great Value Flour Chicken Taquitos Tortillas Stuffed with All White Chicken Meat & Monterey Jack Cheese” with a best if used by date of “11 JUL 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.20-oz carton containing 20 pieces labeled as “CASA MAMITA BEEF TAQUITOS ROLLED IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “26 JUN 2021” and “EST 5590” printed on the side panel.22.5-oz carton containing 15 pieces labeled as “CASA MAMITA CHICKEN AND CHEESE TAQUITOS ROLLED IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “26 JUN 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel15-oz. carton containing 15 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “08 JUL 2021” or “18 JUL 2021,” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.20-oz. carton containing 20 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “08 JUL 2021” and “EST 5590” printed on the side panel.22.5-oz carton containing 15 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best by date of “09 JUL 2021,” “14 JUL 2021” or “17 JUL 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.55.5-oz carton containing 37 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ VALUE PACK TAQUITOS CHICKEN AND CHEESE POLLO Y QUESO IN FLOUR TORTILLAS” with a best if used by date of “15 JUL 2021” and “P5590” printed on the side panel.60-oz. carton containing 60 taquitos labeled as “JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS” with a best if used by date of “9 JUL 2021” or “10 JUL 2021,” and “EST 5590” printed on the side panel.5-oz. individual plastic bag containing “JOSÉ OLÉ CHIMICHANGAS LOADED BEEF NACHO” with a best by date of “15 JUL 2021” and “EST. 17417” printed on the label.So far, there are no reported injuries related to the recall. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.Consumers who have purchased one or more of the recalled products should not eat them. Instead, throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.last_img read more

Ryan Adams Releases First Single Off ‘Big Colors’, “Fuck The Rain”, Featuring John Mayer [Listen]

first_imgEarlier this month, we discovered that Ryan Adams has big plans in store for 2019. The news first broke in a series of tweets, where the rocker shared the album art for his first upcoming album release, Big Colors, and hinted that there would be two more coming in its wake before the end of the year. As he noted in one of his tweets, “Remember that year when I released 3 records. … Let’s do it again.” The 3-album year to which Adams is referring is 2005, when he released Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, and 29.Co-produced by Adams and Beatriz Artola, Big Colors is due out on April 19th via Pax-Am/Blue Note/Capitol. The forthcoming LP features guest spots from Don Was, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, and John Mayer.Today, Adams has released Big Colors’ official first single, “Fuck The Rain”, featuring John Mayer on guitar. As Adams jokes in a press release, “Check out this song it’s cool. Or don’t- we all might die trump is president. I love you, sincerely Ryan Adams.”Listen to “Fuck The Rain” featuring John Mayer below:Ryan Adams ft. John Mayer – “Fuck The Rain”[Audio: Ryan Adams]Check out Ryan Adams’ Big Colors tracklist below:Big Colors Tracklist:1. Big Colors2. Do Not Disturb3. It’s So Quiet, It’s Loud4. Fuck The Rain5. Doylestown Girl6. Dreaming You Backwards7. I Surrender8. What Am I9. Power10. Showtime11. In It For The Pleasure12. Middle Of The Line13. I’m Sorry And I Love You14. Manchester15. Summer RainView TracklistAdams has also announced a string of shows throughout Ireland and the U.K. this spring, beginning with a performance at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 31st. Adams will then play seven U.K. shows, with stops at London’s Royal Albert Hall (4/2); Newcastle’s O2 Academy (4/5); Birmingham’s O2 Academy (4/6); Manchester’s O2 Apollo (4/7); Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall (4/9); Sheffield’s O2 Academy (4/10); and a final show at Cambridge’s Corn Exchange on April 11th.Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m. local time. For ticketing and more information, head to Ryan Adams’ website.Ryan Adams 2019 U.K./Ireland Tour Dates:March31 Dublin, Ireland Olympia TheatreApril2 London, UK Royal Albert Hall5 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy6 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy7 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo9 Glasgow, UK Royal Concert Hall10 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy11 Cambridge, UK Corn ExchangeView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Culinary May term

first_imgUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students know a lot about the science of food and how it’s grown, but often less about the art of cuisine.The College of Coastal Georgia (CCG) in Brunswick, Georgia, is now offering CAES students – and other students in Georgia undergraduate or graduate programs – a crash course in the culinary arts to accompany their degree.CCG’s one-month “Intensive Culinary Experience” (ICE) will fit into UGA’s May term and provide students with an inside look at the basics of culinary theory and technique. Students will learn from the instructors at CCG’s highly sought-after culinary arts program.“The ICE program is a great complement to our food science students’ learning experience. Many of our students seek careers in food product development, so the culinary arts perfectly matches their scientific knowledge of food chemistry, microbiology and processing,” said Jose Reyes, associate professor and undergraduate coordinator in the CAES Department of Food Science and Technology.“This program was initially conceived for CCG culinary arts graduates to transfer to UGA and get a food science degree, but it quickly became obvious that our food science and other CAES students would also greatly benefit from it. Dean William Mounts, from CCG, has tirelessly championed this and we look forward to having the first group of CAES students participate in it in May 2017.”In November, Chef Steve Ingersoll came to the CAES Department of Food Science and Technology for a culinary demonstration and to tempt hungry food science students to go to Brunswick this May.“I think it helps to see how their products are going to be used in the kitchen, and it may spur them to develop new products or modify existing products so they work better,” Ingersoll said. “Plus, it’s just a great way to see how it works. To me, it seems a person in food science should know how to cook.”The ICE program features an accelerated culinary curriculum that includes theory, cooking techniques, knife skills and pastry baking. The program is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who feel that culinary knowledge would benefit their career paths.Students who participate in the program will enroll in CCG as transient students and will receive four credit hours that will fully transfer to UGA.For more information about the ICE program, email CCG’s Walter Wright at [email protected] The deadline to apply to the ICE program is April 1, but space is limited, so applying early is encouraged.CCG is a public, four-year institution located in Brunswick, about 15 minutes from the beaches of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Prospective students can visit for more information.For more information about the Department of Food Science and Technology at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit read more

Optimizing your mobile efforts

first_img continue reading » Being able to text clients is an essential tool that helps maximize efficiency for your business and streamlines your communications. In a recent Hearsay Systems study, results show that 98% of texts from advisors are opened and 90% are read within the first three minutes. As successful as texting has become, it’s also essential to make sure all texting is done securely and compliantly. Here are a few key factors to building a compliant texting program:Ensure message capture and retention. Per FINRA SEA Rule 17a-4, all texts with clients and prospects should be captured, time-stamped, logged, and archived for e-discovery. Any activity by assistants, admins, and supervision teams, such as message deletion, should also be logged.Keep communications “fair and balanced.” Any information sent should follow this rule to prevent unsuitable or questionable messages from being sent. Having an up-to-date lexicon of restricted keywords can help flag possible issues and reduce the amount of time spent manually reviewing messages. Smart blocking is another preventative measure that can help stop the transmission of critical or sensitive information. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gobernador Wolf: 12 condados más pasan a la fase amarilla el 22 de mayo

first_img May 15, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: 12 condados más pasan a la fase amarilla el 22 de mayo Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que otros 12 condados de Pennsylvania pasarán a la fase amarilla de reapertura a las 12:01 a.m. del viernes 22 de mayo. Esos condados incluyen a Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne y York. Veinticuatro condados pasaron a la fase amarilla de reapertura el 8 de mayo y otros 13 pasaron a la fase amarilla en el día de hoy.Con estos 12 condados adicionales, habrá un total de 49 condados en fase amarilla. Los 18 condados restantes están en fase roja.“A través de nuestros esfuerzos de distanciamiento social, no solo hemos revertido la trayectoria del crecimiento exponencial de los casos nuevos, sino que lo hemos reducido a la mitad”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Y algunos de los condados que pasarán a la fase amarilla la semana próxima eliminaron las inquietudes que teníamos hace solo dos semanas. Por lo tanto, siga esforzándose para que podamos continuar sumando condados a la lista de aquellos que se encuentran en la fase amarilla. Gracias nuevamente por su paciencia y su gran esfuerzo”.Ayer, el Gobernador Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine enmendaron las órdenes sobre la fase amarilla para incluir 13 condados que pasaron hoy a la fase amarilla. Esos condados incluyen Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington y Westmoreland.Las órdenes de fase roja de quedarse en casa permanecen vigentes hasta el 4 de junio, pero eso no significa que otros condados no pasarán a la fase amarilla antes de esa fecha.El plan de reapertura prioriza la salud y el bienestar de los residentes de Pennsylvania al usar una combinación de factores para determinar cuánto movimiento puede tolerar una ubicación antes de que el nuevo coronavirus de 2019 se convierta en una amenaza. Incluye las métricas desarrolladas en colaboración con la Carnegie Mellon University en Pittsburgh que se darán a conocer dos veces por semana.Wolf destacó que este plan no es un camino que tenga un solo sentido. El estado supervisa detenidamente a los 24 condados en la fase amarilla y volverá a imponer restricciones si surge el peligro. Si el recuento de casos nuevos comienza a aumentar en un área, será necesario imponer restricciones para evitar que los centros médicos locales se saturen. Por lo tanto, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben continuar tomando buenas decisiones.Lea el plan del Gobernador Wolf para PA aquí.Lea la guía empresarial aquí.Lea la guía de los CDC para centros de cuidado de niños aquí.Lea las preguntas frecuentes aquí.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Investment professionals must focus on clients over profits – CFA Institute

first_imgInvestment management professionals should be less focused on their employers’ profits and more on solving their clients’ problems, the head of the CFA Institute has said.Chief executive and president Paul Smith said both investment and asset managers should focus on providing client services rather than the overall success of the company.Smith, who has led the institute since January, said the investment industry also suffered from a lack of trust from the public, as “there is not enough focus on properly pricing products”, or on investor protection.“In the same way the main focus for doctors is their patient’s health, the goal of investment management professionals should be solving their clients’ problems, rather than maximising profits for their firms,” he said. The CFA Institute provides education for investment/asset managers and has drafted a code of ethics charter holders are told to adhere to when managing money for clients.“We need better-structured products and better incentives,” Smith said, adding that fee structures are skewed towards the interests of managers.He also believes the industry has failed to present itself correctly to regulators, and that this will drive more regulation for asset managers.“We have not set the bar high enough,” he said. “As a result, the drift of regulation is such that making money will become more difficult.”Smith did concede that if profit-making became harder for asset managers and the broader financial services industry, the pace of global economic growth may slow down.He also raised concerns about the image of the industry to graduates, as well as gender balance and diversity within the industry.The institute said it wanted to focus on bringing greater gender diversity into the industry in the long term, citing increasing evidence that diversity within asset management firms may be beneficial to end investors.The investment management industry, Smith added, is resisting modernisation and the introduction of technology overall. “Regulators should enable the adoption of technology,” he said.last_img read more

Lampard, Ancelotti call for VAR ‘reflection’

first_imgFrank Lampard called for a “big reflection” on VAR at the end of the season after another controversial incident involving the technology in the midweek Premier League fixtures. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard Tottenham were controversially denied an equaliser against Sheffield United on Thursday when Harry Kane’s goal was chalked off for a dubious handball against Lucas Moura. In a Premier League season marred by debatable calls, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, whose side lost 3-1, said he feared for the future of football if the system were not addressed. Chelsea boss Lampard, who played under Mourinho as a player at Stamford Bridge, said the goal should have stood. “It was certainly one where common sense could have been involved but if the rule book states something, then the handball is given,” he told reporters on Friday. “We need a big reflection at the end of the season. “VAR has improved us in ways but there are ways to improve it and I think a collective sit-down at the end of the season with everybody – referees, managers, players, anybody involved in football that loves the game can have an input to try and get it closer to where we want to get it to.” Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti also called for a review of the rules. “It was a really, really complicated and difficult decision,” he said. Loading… “I think the decision they have made comes from the rules that there are in place in this moment and so maybe at the end of this season we can think if it’s possible to change this type of rule but in this moment it’s like this and we have to respect the rules.” Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham ended a run of three successive Premier League wins and means victory against struggling Watford at Stamford Bridge is vital in the race for Champions League spots. Chelsea, in fourth spot, are just two points ahead of Manchester United and Wolves. Lampard challenged his players to restore the mentality that underpinned the good run that preceded Wednesday’s lacklustre 3-2 loss. “Every game now is going to be tough,” said Lampard. Tottenham striker Harry Kane reacts after having a goal disallowed by VAR Read Also: Former Barcelona president worried about Lionel Messi exit “If we go into it with the right attitude that we approached games like Aston Villa and Manchester City, and Everton and Liverpool before the break, then I have real belief in us. “It’s about getting our mentality right, keeping freshness in the players between games and having a real desire to achieve want we want.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more