Tree Seedlings Giveaway in O.C. on April 1

first_imgLoretta Harris holds up two bayberry tree seedlings that she got during the 2018 seedling giveaway. Free tree seedlings will be available to Ocean City residents on April 1 as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 1, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue), the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue) or the 46th Street Welcome Center (46th Street and West Avenue).Seedlings, available on a first-come, first-served basis, also come with instructions on how to store, care for, and plant them. The guides help residents choose the right place on a property to plant a tree while keeping in mind the tree’s full-grown size in the future. Residents should plant the seedlings within two days after pick-up in order to prevent the roots from drying out.The Ocean City School District also will distribute seedlings to students on Monday.The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute 600,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the course of six years. It is a joint effort between Ocean City, the New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Canon, and FedEx.When properly planted and maintained, trees can be assets to a community. They improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or business district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.For a list of all distribution locations across the state, visit www.forestry.nj.gov  or www.facebook.com/newjerseyforests.last_img read more

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Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Head-to-head in last five meetings 30 Sep 2019 – Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League10 Mar 2019 – Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd – Premier League25 Jan 2019 – Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd – FA Cup05 Dec 2018 – Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal – Premier League29 Apr 2018 – Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal – Premier League MORE: Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions: Arsenal v Man Utd, Chelsea & LiverpoolMORE: Charlie Nicholas makes Arsenal v Man Utd prediction and backs Nicolas Pepe to shine for Mikel Artetacenter_img Mikel Arteta is searching for his first win as Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal host Manchester United on New Year’s Day with Mikel Arteta still looking for his first win in charge of the Gunners and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to keep up a run in form that has seen the Red Devils lose just one in their last nine Premier League outings.Arteta has seen his side draw with Bournemouth and lose at home to Chelsea in his two games at the helm so far, and Arsenal have dropped to 12th in the division as a result.Manchester United are seven points and seven places better off than the Gunners, and have genuine Champions League ambitions again as they currently sit fifth just four points behind the top four.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe victory at Burnley on Saturday made it back-to-back wins for Solskjaer’s side and also saw them record their first clean sheet since September in the league.ADVERTISEMENTUnited have won on two of their last four trips to the Emirates and go into this one as favourites with the bookmakers to pick up three points again.When is Arsenal vs Manchester United?The match is on Wednesday 1 January with kick-off at 8pm at the Emirates.What TV channel is Arsenal vs Manchester United on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live, with coverage following the Man City vs Everton game.Subcsribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or on the BT Sport app.Arsenal vs Manchester United odds9/5 Arsenal13/5 Draw6/4 Man UtdOdds courtesy of BetfairArsenal vs Manchester United team newsArsenal are still without Kieran Tierney, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolasniac and Calum Chambers through injury, but Arteta is hoping to call upon Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, all of whom are facing late fitness tests.Paul Pogba is still struggling for fitness but could feature for Manchester United, while Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly all remain sidelined as well. Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head Advertisementlast_img read more

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The return of ColtonT

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews The return of ColtonT by: – March 19, 2012 Tweet 139 Views   3 comments Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Colton TThe entertainment world is being told to brace itself for the return of “Di Cutest Ting”. Colton “ColtonT Thomas”, who returned home recently from his promotional tour in the United States will on Tuesday officially launch a hot new singe dubbed “Everything N’ More”.The song writer and artists from Goodwill made his first mix tape in 2010 with one of the biggest hits “Why should I”.ColtonT released several other much talked about tracks like “Girl of my Dreams”, “Gangsters fall in Love” and “Whine Gyal”.ColtonT performed at the 2011 Annual Creole in Park, and most recently made appearances at the Purple Lounge and Club Kubuli in New York City just to make a few, also making appearance in Miami and Texas.He recently released a video “Can’t be Friends” that has been rated the best quality ever coming from Dominica has also gained recognition on the local, regional and international markets.Everything N’ More will be officially launched on all radio stations on Tuesday.Press Releaselast_img read more

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Take the COVID-19 Broward Business Survey

first_img“We want to hear from our business owners,” said Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, OESBD Director. “Now is the time to speak up and tell us how COVID-19 has impacted your business so we can help identify additional resources to assist you.”   BROWARD COUNTY, FL – As companies around the world cope with the challenges brought by COVID-19, business owners in Broward County are gearing up to phase into reopening their doors. Are YOU Ready? View a direct message from Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, Director of the Office of Economic and Small Business Development: English | Spanish With public safety as a primary concern, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is focused on supporting the local business community to ensure everyone is prepared to get back to business. OESBD is supporting the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward’s Public Private Partner, in asking all business owners to take a quick 9-Question Survey. For more information on OESBD programs and services, call 954-357-6400 or visit Broward.org/EconDev.last_img read more

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Detroit boxing gym offers encouragement for youth

first_imgby Rod BeardDETROIT (AP)—Shanté Higgs spends some of the school day thinking about throwing punches.When school is over, she does her homework and then looks for someone to fight—boy or girl, doesn’t matter. Most of the girls her age are afraid of Higgs, 15, so she normally fights boys. She doesn’t get in trouble because of her fights, though. In fact, it’s encouraged as part of the daily routine at the Downtown Boxing Gym, a small training club near Eastern Market in Detroit. The gym offers a youth program that serves about 30 students ages 8-18, who get valuable after-school academic tutoring and boxing training—all for free. It’s the brainchild of trainer Khali Muhammad and Scott Smith, who work with the students from 4-6:30 p.m. each day.All of the students get homework help based on their needs each session. This includes math and language arts. During the summer, the tutors plan to help with creative writing, public speaking and art, as well as typing, foreign language and ACT test prep to spur the students to excel academically as much as they do in the ring.Some of the youth boxers at Downtown are nationally ranked, but the competition is not the motivation behind getting them interested in boxing. It’s to give them a positive outlet for their frustrations and to get them involved in something constructive.“It keeps them off the streets and gives them something to do,” Muhammad said. “There are life lessons in boxing. If they’re coming here, they have to perform academically.”Youngsters from all over the city—and as far as Taylor—flock to the gym as their sanctuary away from the streets. It’s not just an after-school hangout; parents bring their children and stay to watch them train.The gym, which is open Monday through Saturday, has a white painted exterior and is almost camouflaged by the few houses and open fields surrounding it. The building used to be a car wash and a candy store.Now, the dank gym area is painted gray and has a cramped feel. Muhammad prefers the dreary decor and affectionately refers to the gym as the “Terrordome” for its no-frills ambience—as he believes it should be for boxers.“But when we train, we train hard,” Muhammad said. “You don’t have to be state-of-the-art.”Weights, heavy bags and other training apparatus line the walls, with the boxing ring in the corner. There aren’t any windows, adding to the claustrophobic feel, and the two doors provide most of the light—and a slight breeze—on a spring afternoon. The thick, musty air is broken only by the bell tones every 90 seconds or so, and by Muhammad alternately barking commands and encouragement to the young boxers.The gym provides an emotional refuge for Cortez Todd, 13, an eighth-grader at David Ellis Academy, who said he would consider becoming a pro boxer.“I like it here because I got into a lot of trouble in school and I can get my frustration out through boxing,” said Todd, who has boxed for four years and is ranked second nationally in his class. “The kids don’t mess with me at school now.”For Higgs, a sophomore at Ross Hill Academy, participating in the program is an opportunity to improve academically and athletically.“My parents ask if I’m coming home to do my homework and I tell them it’s done,” Higgs said. “(Tutoring) keeps me on track with what I need to do.”But Higgs has to overcome some challenges, as well: “This is where I come to fix my problems when I’m mad.”Muhammad was an aspiring boxer when he was in his 20s, until his fighting career was cut short when he was shot in his elbow. With that dream doused, he moved to training other young boxers.The idea for the youth program came about through an unusual series of events. Muhammad enjoyed helping train boxers and wanted to work with the students in the program for free, but couldn’t do all the training and also handle the business operations.Muhammad was training professional boxer Rich Powers, who recommended Muhammad’s workouts to some suburban friends. One of those friends was Jessica Hauser, who had experience working in the Birmingham Public Schools and helped establish after-school programs there.Hauser took the idea of the youth program to Smith, who had worked extensively in opening software companies and in the automotive industry. Together, the three wove the framework of the youth program, which officially opened in January.“It relieves the stress of having their parents pay,” Muhammad said. “We get donations from restaurants and other donors. They help where they can.”That connection with the community enables the youth program to remain viable and has helped Muhammad focus on training the students and trusting the business side to business people.“My goal is to solidify things financially so we can keep the gym open and the kids can have a place to come,” Smith said. “We want to take away every excuse the kids could have not to graduate from high school.” WAITING PATIENTLY—Fifteen-year-old Shante Higgs waits for her turn to spar at the Downtown Boxing Club in Detroit. The gym offers a youth program that serves about 30 students ages 8-18, who get valuable after-school academic tutoring and boxing training—all for free. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick) last_img read more

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