The idea for Shore Shuttle stemmed from New Jersey resident and longtime Ocean City vacationer, Gordon Michaelis. Gordon owns a summer home on the island and has been taking his family here since before he can remember. The hectic hustle and bustle of the local shore towns inspired him to create a new exciting, safe, personable, and affordable way of travel. The shuttles will be consistently serving the towns of Ocean City, Somers Point, Marmora, Strathmere, Longport, and Margate. You can spend your days strolling the shops and cafes of Downtown Ocean City and your nights grabbing dinner and drinks from a restaurant across the bridge. Shore Shuttle is here to make sure your summer vacation is enjoyable and stress free. Shore Shuttle debuted its very first shuttle this past Saturday, April 30th, at Bayfest in Somers Point. There was interest showed by those of all ages, making the Memorial Day Weekend launch a much anticipated event! You do not have to hit pause on the fun just because you are on the road. The shuttles are equipped with continuous upbeat music and interactive drivers, all of which have Certified Commercial Driving Licenses and extensive background checks. It is a great way to meet others in the area and you may even find a few hidden gem locations along the way. For more information or to book your reservation, visit their website at rideshoreshuttle.com or give them a call at (609) 365-2981. Make sure to book your reservations now for Memorial Day Weekend! Shore Shuttle also offers a private charter options for groups, whether it be a day trip or weekend getaway. Learn more at their website. “I wanted to create a type of transportation that people were excited to ride, and not just something they had to use to get from place to place. Then you get all the added bonuses like not having to look for parking or being able to have a few drinks.”- Gordon Michaelis.These 14 passenger shuttles, in bright orange and yellow colors, will pick you up at your home and take you to one of the many destination points along their route. They will even make sure to get you back home when you are ready to return. There is no waiting around, hoping a shuttle passes by, as reservations are made ahead of time with the pick-up location and time, as well as the destination and return time. You never have to worry about Shore Shuttle having enough seats for you and your group. A new type of rideshare transportation is hitting the Jersey Shore for Summer 2016. Launching the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, Shore Shuttle will be the next best thing in shore travel for you, your family, and friends.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) offered a customized voluntary retirement program today (Dec. 2) to 127 eligible faculty members. At the same time, four of Harvard’s graduate and professional Schools — Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Divinity School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education — were unveiling similar plans to eligible faculty.Each School designed its one-time program to meet the specific needs of its faculty members, some of whom have been contemplating the next stage of their academic careers.Although there are differences in the plans, the five programs share similarities. Each offers a range of options. Eligible faculty who are ready to retire can do so in the next academic year, while others can wind down their teaching and research careers over several years. Faculty at the participating Schools must sign up by the deadline of June 30, 2010.“I am committed to supporting faculty members at every stage of their careers, from the day they enter the tenure track to the time they decide to transition into emeritus status,’’ said Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “The program FAS is offering is designed to be flexible, so that eligible faculty who are interested in participating will be able to choose an option that suits them best.”The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity worked closely with the Schools to provide analyses of retirement programs at peer institutions and assess the resources needed to offer the programs. Across the University, about 180 faculty members are eligible to participate in the Schools’ programs.“These programs aim to support faculty renewal and provide an opportunity for long-serving faculty to make plans for staged retirement, consistent with their preferences and economic circumstances,’’ said President Drew Faust.The retirement programs were designed in response to expressions of interest from faculty members, and were crafted with the understanding that Harvard’s faculty members seek in retirement not an end to their relationships with their Departments, their Schools, and the University, but rather a new beginning, marked by opportunities for personal and intellectual renewal following years of dedicated service.“For our School, having an umbrella program creates a transparent and equitable array of options for senior faculty who are considering retirement,’’ said Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Graduate School of Education. “It also affords the time to renew the senior faculty in response to planned retirements.”The Harvard Business School already has a robust faculty retirement program in place. Other Schools — the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the Harvard Law School — are continuing with existing plans for faculty renewal while also managing for planned and anticipated retirements.“In part because of our size, our approach is to work with individual faculty as they approach retirement age to discuss what might make the most sense for the faculty member and the School,” said Dean David Ellwood of the Harvard Kennedy School. “But we would like to use this occasion to encourage a larger discussion of our current set of retirement options and incentives and to discuss the situation facing faculty who are at or near traditional retirement ages.”
Like any great sports team, a credit union team is only as strong as their least engaged teammate. The best teams in history have not had that one, singular all-star player but a collection of teammates who held each other accountable and accomplished their common goal. Think about what your credit union goals are for 2020. Can you accomplish them yourself? The answer is most likely no. Can you accomplish them working as a team? If each teammate holds themselves responsible and they hold each other accountable, the answer is absolutely!How do you foster an environment of team accountability? It starts with you. Most likely, you hold weekly or monthly one-on-ones with your direct reports. Is the talk purely numbers and goal driven? Break down the conversation to a more actionable level of interaction. Really discuss the how, in terms of process and technique, more than the what regarding numbers. The goal is to uncover what steps are being taken on individual interactions with members to affect your bottom line. Make it mission driven instead of metric driven. If the mission is effective, the metrics will follow suit. This may sound counterintuitive but remember, if you focus more on the destination and not on the path, the destination will take longer to reach.Start by reviewing new memberships and loan applications for the prior week. Collect a sample size of each and discuss with your leadership team what you find. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has scotched any suggestion it could quit PensionsEurope in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, saying it remains a fully committed member of the Brussels-based industry body.In a statement to IPE, the PLSA’s chief executive Joanne Segars said the two associations had a “busy agenda of work to do together”, removing the risk of PensionsEurope’s losing the PLSA’s sizeable annual membership fee.Segars, until late last year chair of PensionsEurope, noted that the UK’s future relationship with the EU would take “some years” to be settled.“In the meantime,” she said, “we continue to work closely together with PensionsEurope, sharing our expertise so we can continue to represent the interests of our respective members.” In a statement commenting on the result of the UK referendum, Janwillem Bouma, chair at PensionsEurope, said the PLSA “remains an important and valued member of PensionsEurope”.He said the industry group “regrets” but “respects” the outcome of the vote and emphasised the importance of the UK government and EU institutions’ developing a clear plan and timetable for the next steps.The PLSA, which represents the interests of Europe’s largest pensions market, would not be PensionsEurope’s only non-EU member, as the Norwegian Association of Pension Funds and the Icelandic Pension Fund Association are full members.Both countries, as members of the European Economic Area (EEA), are still subject to European regulation, such as the revised IORP Directive, and Solvency II.The Swiss pension association ASIP is also a full member, despite Switzerland’s not being within the EU or EEA.The PLSA is likely to be PensionsEurope’s largest and most financially stable member association, contributing fees equivalent to more than one-tenth of its annual budget.Its departure would have left a sizeable shortfall in the European association’s budget, understood to be less than €1m.In 2014, the then-National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) paid membership fees of £92,392 (€119,328) to PensionsEurope and reported income of £8.1m, according to accounts filed with the UK’s Companies House.The NAPF, which has since rebranded as the PLSA, has seen its contributions increase steadily in recent years, in 2011 only measuring £85,964.In contrast, the smaller Irish Association of Pension Funds, which reported income of €877,463 in 2014, paid €39,201 in PensionsEurope membership fees, according to company accounts.The Dutch Pensions Federation – representing the second-largest European pension market, with assets well over €1trn – is likely to make contributions on a similar level to that of the PLSA.However, the Dutch association has a significantly smaller pool of pension fund members from which to draw income, while it also maintains a full-time Brussels secretariat manned by Sibylle Reichert.PensionsEurope not only draws income from full members but, in 2015, began organising its own events and operates a corporate and supporter membership.The 27 corporate members listed on its website – which include Swedish pension provider Alecta, the Ontario Municipal Employers Retirement System of Canada and several large asset managers – pay €7,918 a year for the membership, according to a current brochure explaining its benefits.In the week since the Brexit referendum, which saw 51.9% of votes cast in favour of leaving the EU, politicians from the UK’s governing Conservative party have suggested the UK should retain its access to the single market.It remains unclear how this would be achieved, as a number of member states, notably Germany, have stressed that EEA membership would be contingent on maintaining the free movement of people – something parts of the Conservative party have rejected.
Written By WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Sreehari Menon First Published: 18th December, 2019 19:23 IST LIVE TV Details on the deal between Madison Bumgarner and the #Diamondbacks, including items on how the #MNTwins and #SFGiants also pursued the lefty: https://t.co/iDV9qTLYnh pic.twitter.com/5iVnrXnA0k— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) December 16, 2019 The MLB offseason saw many high-profile deals go through. While Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon’s moves garnered more attention, Madison Bumgarner’s reported $85 million switch to the Arizona Diamondbacks also raised a few eyebrows. Now reports suggest that one of the significant reasons for MadBum’s move to the Diamondbacks had nothing to do with baseball!Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Diamondbacks Sign Up Star Pitcher Madison Bumgarner For $85 MillionMLB: Arizona Diamondbacks sign Madison Bumgarner for $85 million deal Last Updated: 18th December, 2019 19:23 IST Madison Bumgarner Chose To Play For Arizona Diamondbacks Due To His Horses: Reports Madison Bumgarner made a five-year $85 million trade to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason. Reportedly, his horses were the reason why he chose D-Backs. The Arizona Diamondbacks were reportedly Madison Bumgarner’s first choice if the club offered him a good deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. While Bumgarner and his team were looking at a potential $100 million contract for the 30-year old, they settled for an $85 million deal the Diamondbacks offered. A three-time World Series winner and 2014 Fall Classic MVP, Madison Bumgarner spent 11 years with the San Francisco Giants before leaving as a free agent.Also Read: MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Up Socrates Brito, Miguel Del Pozo And Phillip EvansMLB: Madison Bumgarner’s horses’ prime reason for Arizona Diamondbacks move?The San Francisco Giants offered the veteran hurler a four-year contract in the $70-million range; a source told Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic. However, it wasn’t enough to keep him in San Francisco. The reports state that four-time All-Star owns horses in the Phoenix area and loves it there. According to ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, familiarity is also one of the critical reasons why Madison Bumgarner chose the Arizona Diamondbacks.Also Read: Dodgers Trade Rumours: What To Expect From The LA Dodgers This MLB OffseasonNobody competes harder than Madison Bumgarner: Buster PoseySan Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey said that he would miss Madison Bumgarner. Posey said that he has memories with MadBum that would last a lifetime. Posey further added that it’d be fun competing against Bumgarner, while also saying that nobody fights harder that Madison Bumgarner in the field. Bumgarner owns a career 3.13 ERA with 1,794 strikeouts in 1,846 innings with the Giants.Also Read: Washington Nationals Willing To Offer Josh Donaldson Bumper 4-year, $90 Million Contract COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US
“When the squad is not big you have to always play with the same players,” Conte told reporters.“I made a lot of rotations this season. We reached the semi-final and if you see before who played in this competition, we played with young players.I have to do the same in the FA Cup, but then you risk going out. Against Norwich we risked this.“But it is not right to take only one game to make a decision to understand. There is a programme and a plan.“It’s wrong we have to make decisions only on one game. The situation has always been the same since the summer. I continue to work and I’m very happy with my players.”With Alvaro Morata out injured with a back problem, Conte started the match against the Gunners with Hazard as a false nine before Michy Batshuayi came on for Pedro, but the Belgian forward is increasingly looking out of his depth at Stamford Bridge and possibly set for a transfer away.The Blues have been linked with bargain-bin strikers such as Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, and Ashley Barnes, while Roma’s Edin Dzeko is the latest reported target.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Blues have been linked with bargain-bin strikers such as Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, and Ashley Barnes, while Roma’s Edin Dzeko is the latest reported target.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he is happy to forego any January signings despite Wednesday’s League Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal.The Blues took the lead at the Emirates Stadium through Eden Hazard, but Antonio Rudiger’s own goal and a winner from Granit Xhaka saw the Gunners progress to the final, in which they will face Manchester City.
A Lifford father-of-three found with €120,000 worth of cannabis in a garage at his home has walked free from court.Jason Mahon leaving Letterkenny Circuit Court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Jason Mahon, 39, was charged with the cultivation of cannabis for sale or supply at his home on 1st November, 2012. Gardai raided Mahon’s home and found 126 cannabis plants and 2 kilograms of dried cannabis in a “room within a room” at his house.However, he told Gardai that he was merely growing the plants to pay off a drug debt to a gang.Investigating Garda Sgt Niall Boyle told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he and other Gardai raided Mahon’s home at 3.15pm and Mahon co-operated fully.He found the usual fans and lamps associated with growing cannabis and Mahon mad a full admission when questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.The court heard how Mahon had left school very early but had educated himself and had even started his own refrigeration business.In 2009 that business fell apart and Mahon found himself with money troubles and turned to drink and drugs.Sgt Boyle said the accused had planned to grow just one crop of cannabis to pay off his debt but that one crop soon turned to two.The court heard that Mahon’s addictions had cost him his marriage and his three young children but that he was trying to rebuild his life and saw his children every second weekend.He had attended the Whiteoaks Treatment Centre and was now working part-time.Mahon’s mother gave evidence that her son had become a changed man since he succumbed to addictions but the only thing sh now wanted was her old son back.Judge Francis Comerford said the fact that such charges carried up to a 14 year prison sentence demonstrated how serious they were.However, he said he accepted that Mahon was pressurised and vulnerable when growing the cannabis.After consulting with the probation services, he sentenced Mahon to 160 hours community service in lieu of there years in prison.He also ordered him to enter a probation bond with the probation service and to follow their instructions for three years.On laving the court Mahon thanked the judge.A destruction order was also made for the seized cannabis.MAN FOUND WITH €120,000 OF CANNABIS IN GARAGE ESCAPES JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabiscourtDONGALdrugsGardaiJason MahonLifford