Artisans Invite Public to Free Pageant on Saturday Night

first_img2013 Miss Artisan Pageant in Ocean CityMembers of The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection will visit Ocean City June 6 through 8 for the 69th time.They will hold the annual Miss Artisan Pageant on Saturday, June 7, to select a young lady to represent the organization for the coming year.The free program starts 8 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace) and is open to the public. It will feature unusual entertainment. A group of professional circus clowns will provide an amusing interlude during the evening.The Artisans will be led by Most Excellent Master Artisan, Theresa Ludwig, who will be presented a “Key to the City” during the evening. Mrs. Ludwig’s father, Gene Geary, was MEMA 30 years ago and recently swore her into office.The Artisans have been very supportive of Ocean City events and were one of the patrons of the Mr. Mature America Pageant that raised $1,000 for both the City’s Food Cupboard and the Philippine Recovery Effort. Every year during their visit they make a generous donation to the Food Cupboard.The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection was formed following the Civil War to provide economical insurance to working people.— News release from the City of Ocean Citylast_img read more

Mikel Arteta convinces key Arsenal staff member Gary O’Driscoll to reject Liverpool move

first_imgMikel Arteta convinces key Arsenal staff member Gary O’Driscoll to reject Liverpool move Advertisement O’Driscoll looked set to leave north London in January (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has convinced head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll to snub Liverpool and stay in north London, according to reports. The highly rated doctor was tipped to replace Andrew Massey at Anfield, who has taken up a role as medical director at FIFA. O’Driscoll handed in his resignation in January, with the club even advertising for his successor, but has now had a late change of heart. Comment O’Driscoll was formerly the medic for the Ireland rugby union side (Picture: Getty Images)According to The Athletic, Arteta and technical director Edu pleaded with him to remain in the position he has held for over a decade. ADVERTISEMENTO’Driscoll’s work during the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen the Premier League suspended, has been internally lauded.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus last week, no other players or staff are known to have contracted Covid-19. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFootball.London report that O’Driscoll’s decision to stay at Arsenal is due to personal and professional reasons, with his family preferring to stay in London.The doctor was flattered by the offer from the Premier League leaders, but is excited by the project the Gunners are building with Mikel Arteta at the helm.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Mar 2020 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Chris Taylor, Dodgers agree on two-year extension

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire With Max Muncy’s signing on Thursday, Taylor’s signing on Friday and the Pederson decision, the Dodgers have one arbitration case still pending – right-handed reliever Pedro Baez.Related Articles And Dodgers fans aren’t the only ones upset by the delay in finalizing the trade for Betts and Price. MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark released a statement on Friday.“The proposed trades between the Dodgers, Red Sox, Twins, and Angels need to be resolved without further delay,” Clark said in the statement. “The events of this last week have unfairly put several players’ lives in a state of limbo. The unethical leaking of medical information as well as the perversion of the salary arbitration process serve as continued reminders that too often players are treated as commodities by those running the game.” LOS ANGELES — With their blockbuster trade for Mookie Betts and David Price on hold, the Dodgers continued to tie up the loose ends of their offseason.The Dodgers reached agreement on a two-year contract with utilityman Chris Taylor on Friday. Meanwhile, outfielder Joc Pederson lost his arbitration case and will receive a $7.75 million salary in 2020. That salary is still expected to be paid by the Angels. A multi-player deal that will send Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling to the Angels will be announced after the Dodgers’ complicated acquisition of Betts and Price becomes official.Taylor had sought a $5.8 million salary in arbitration with the Dodgers countering at $5.25 million. His new two-year contract is reportedly for $13.4 million with salaries of $5.6 million in 2020 and $7.8 million in 2021.Acquired from the Seattle Mariners in a trade for former first-round pick Zach Lee in June of 2016, Taylor emerged as a valuable multi-position player, filling in at six positions (all three outfield positions, second base, third base and shortstop). Over parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Taylor has hit .266 with an .800 OPS and 51 home runs. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Police say 43 modern day slaves from Mexico forced to clean Ontario

first_imgBARRIE, Ont. — Police say they have freed 43 “modern day slaves” from Mexico who were allegedly forced to work as cleaners at a hotel and vacation properties in central and eastern Ontario.Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie police began investigating the alleged scam last year, culminating in 12 search warrants that they executed last week.OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum says the alleged victims were lured to Canada believing they would be offered legitimate employment and educational opportunities.He says they were instead forced to live in “squalid” conditions and made to pay their alleged traffickers large sums of money.After paying various fees to their employers, Barnum says the alleged victims would sometimes make as little as $50 per month for daily work.There’s no word on criminal charges, but Barnum says they may come later.Police say they are keeping close track of two people who were running the company that employed the foreign workers as the investigation continues.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fuel prices expected to spike after Harvey shuts down refineries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas and Caribbean were not directly hit by rainy #HurricaneHarvey but fuel shortages due to Texas oil refineries being down will impact local supplies say money experts.    Financial reports are revealing that the cost of #fuel at some gas stations in the United States have already spiked due to the limited supply caused when refineries were forced to close due to flooding caused by the storm which is now dissipated.Oil refineries reopened today but it is unclear at this point whether that is enough to stave off a negative effect, including higher prices at the pumps for the region.Reuters reports that: “At least two East Coast refiners, including #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions and #IrvingOil, have already run out of gasoline for immediate delivery as they have rushed to send supplies to the U.S. Southeast, Caribbean, Mexico and South America to offset the lack of exports since Harvey.”It was said in that news report that 24% of US capacity was impacted by the storm and that wholesale gasoline and jet fuel prices have soared.    It was said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued fuel waivers in 38 states and Washington, D.C. to ease concerns of supply shortages, still some are reporting a spike of 30 cents per gallon in states like Mississippi.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: Wall Street Journal Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneHarvey, #IrvingOil, #magneticmedianews, #PhiladelphiaEnergySolutions, fuel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NO LEGISLATION TO GOVERN FUEL PRICESlast_img read more