Download (PDF, 416KB)Download (PDF, 539KB) A presentation at a public meeting last week offered details on two of the big questions surrounding the proposed new skateboard park in Ocean City: “Where will it go?” and “What will be there?”The graphics above show the latest plans.Ocean City has $750,000 in hand and a site selected to replace a park that was dismantled in 2011. The project could possibly be complete as early as spring 2015. The meeting was an effort to provide information to the public and to solicit feedback that could help address concerns about the new facility (read more).City Council is expected to consider a bond ordinance authorizing the spending on the project at its meeting on Thursday. WHEREThe proposed 200-by-70-foot concrete would be constructed atop an existing parking lot to the north (toward Fifth Street) of the Ocean City Fire Department and the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Clothes Closet. The new skateboard park in Ocean City, NJ, would be constructed 13 feet to the north of the sidewalk that runs beside the existing Ocean City Ecumenical Council Clothes Closet.A 13-foot buffer area would separate the skate park from the sidewalk that runs beside the Clothes Closet. A large portion of the existing parking lot would remain on the Fifth Street side of the park.The park’s other immediate neighbors are the Ocean City Primary School (across the West Avenue to the west), the Ocean City Tabernacle (across Asbury Avenue to the north) and a commercial property (Gabriel Building Group across Fifth Street to the north).Plans call for trees to surround the park. WHATThe new park design would be constructed of concrete and feature a bowl with extensions, a snake run and other features that would “lean toward the carving culture,” a style of skating more reminiscent of surfing.“Twinkie rollers,” “stairs with Hubbas,” an “A-Frame fun box,” and a quarter pipe are among the design elements.Helmets and pads would be required for anybody who wants to use the park. There would be no fee to use the park, which will be called the Cape May County Skate Park in OCNJ (because a county grant provides $500,000 for the construction of the park).Rules and plans to monitor the park are still being worked out. If bicycles are permitted to use the park, they would be able to do so only at times scheduled separately from skateboarders. Steel pegs on bikes would not be permitted and the park designer recommends against even plastic pegs.An ADA ramp would lead to a small spectator area. READ MOREGroup Zeroes in on Skate Park Site for Ocean CityNIMPS, not NIMBYs, in Ocean City Skate Park DebateOcean City Gets $500,000 Grant for Skateboard Park__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook
Recruits practice situational awareness at 71st ISP Recruit Academy.(Image: Indiana State Police)Time is running out for citizens interested in applying to the Indiana State Police 74th Recruit Academy. Applications must be received via email by 11:59 on Thursday, October 31.Individuals who are interested in beginning a career as an Indiana State Trooper may apply online at the Indiana State Police website. The site offers an overview of the career and a detailed synopsis of the application process.Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:1. Must be a United States citizen.2. Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is January 9, 2015)3. Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.4. Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate an automobile.5. Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.6. Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma.
Public service announcements will debut on Wednesday across league and team platforms. The other leagues participating are the ATP, NASCAR, NWSL, USGA, WNBA, WTA as well as the WWE and esports Overwatch League, Call of Duty League and Electronic Arts.Among other athletes participating are New York Yankees all-star outfielder Aaron Judge and Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich (MLB), Utah Jazz point guard Donovan Mitchell (NBA), Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (NFL), Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Hockey Hall of Famer Hayley Wickenheiser (NHL) as well as Los Angeles Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, and Orlando City SC forward Nani (MLS).Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, U.S. soccer standout Alex Morgan, two-time WNBA all-star Breanna Stewart and Ashleigh Barty, the world’s top-ranked women’s tennis player, are also included. The leagues teamed up with creative agency 72andSunny and production company Hecho Studios for the campaign.___Amiens is asking the French soccer league to review its decision to relegate the club from the country’s top flight following the early termination of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The DFL says that 1,724 tests for COVID-19 were carried out over two rounds among players and staff.Cologne previously reported three positive cases, while second-division Stuttgart had reported one “inconclusive result” from a person.The tests were part of the DFL’s hygiene concept as it bids to restart the leagues some time in May. It says teams will also undertake a “a mandatory training camp under quarantine conditions before a possible continuation.”Testing will continue regardless of whether competitive games restart or not.Chancellor Angela Merkel and 16 state governors have postponed a decision until Wednesday on whether the Bundesliga could resume without fans present. The league’s teams are based in Chicago; Las Vegas; New York; Orlando; Orange County; Philadelphia; San Diego; Springfield, Missouri; Washington.All sanctioned professional tennis tours are suspended at least until mid-July because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Some exhibitions have started popping up, with no fans in attendance.___The German soccer league says there were 10 positive tests for the new coronavirus among 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and second division. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Spanish soccer federation says the Copa del Rey final will only take place when fans are allowed back into stadiums in Spain. May 4, 2020 Associated Press University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld said during a regents meeting last week it was hoped preparations for the 2020 football season could begin June 1.___New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd are among the athletes who are participating in a project which will recognize and celebrate health care workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.“The Real Heroes Project” was announced on Monday. It is a collaborative initiative among 15 leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer.Participating athletes will share a personal thank you message on social media utilizing #TheRealHeroes from Monday. Athletes will cover their name on their jerseys or uniforms and replace it with the name of the health care worker they are honoring. German clubs had committed to finishing the season by the end of June.___The Big Ten Conference has announced it will extend the suspension of organized team activities through June 1 and re-evaluate then.The conference previously announced a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities. No date for that to end has been set.The Big Ten says it is continuing to consult with medical experts and school leaders to determine appropriate steps for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. ___The search is on for a new host for the women’s European gymnastics championships.European Gymnastics, the continental governing body, says that France isn’t able to host the championships if they’re rescheduled to the fall of 2020, so the “call for a new host is open.”The championships were meant to take place in Paris from April 29 through May 3 as a tune-up ahead of the Olympics but were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Gymnastics is still hoping to stage them on a new date.European Gymnastics says the men’s European championships will remain in host nation Azerbaijan on rescheduled dates later this year, and the rhythmic gymnastics championships will stay in Ukraine. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Copa del Rey final delayed until fans allowed in It says horses trained abroad and foreign jockeys will not be allowed to participate in French races until the end of May at the earliest.___World TeamTennis is in discussions with several cities in an attempt to find one to host the league’s full nine-team schedule in one venue without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.WTT still hopes to start play on July 12, as scheduled.But that could change, as could the length of the season. It normally lasts three weeks, with play at the various teams’ home sites. French horseracing organizer France Galop says Paris police have given the green light for racing to resume next Monday, when France starts to ease its coronavirus lockdown in place since March 17.France Galop President Edouard de Rothschild announced the decision in a tweet.He says: “It’s very good news and a real victory!”The first races will be held at the ParisLongchamp race track without spectators.The organizer has previously said that access to racecourses will be tightly controlled as racing resumes. The federation says the final between Basque Country rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be delayed until fans are allowed to attend it, even if that means playing the match next year.Both clubs had petitioned to play the final only when fans were allowed back.The federation says the only condition is that it takes place before the 2020-21 final.This year’s final was originally scheduled to be played on April 18 in Seville.___ It’s looking for a new host for the European trampoline championships to replace Sweden. That event has been moved from this month to spring 2021.___The head of English soccer says he does not expect crowds to be allowed back into matches “any time soon.”The Premier League and other soccer competitions in England have been suspended two months during the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association, which owns Wembley Stadium and runs the national teams, is cutting its annual budget by 75 million pounds ($93 million) as it tries to offset a potential “worst-case scenario” deficit of 300 million pounds over the next four years. FA chairman Greg Clarke says “with social distancing in place for some time to come we do face substantial changes to the whole football ecosystem.”In a letter to the FA Council, Clarke says “it’s hard to foresee crowds of fans – who are the lifeblood of the game – returning to matches any time soon.”The English Football League, which operates the three professional divisions below the Premier League, has told clubs games might be played without fans until 2021.The Premier League is trying to find a way of restarting next month. Liverpool is 25 points clear with nine games remaining.The FA Cup quarterfinals are yet to be played. The team from northern France has started a petition to “demand justice for this far-reaching decision which goes against fairness in sport.”Amiens was in 19th place in the 20-team Ligue 1, above only Toulouse, when sport around the world was brought to a halt in March due to the pandemic. The French league season was canceled last week under orders from the government.Amiens had 10 games left to play and was four points behind 18th-place Nimes. The bottom two teams are automatically relegated in France.Amiens says the “fairest choice” would be to expand Ligue 1 and make it a 22-team division for the 2020-21 season.The club is asking “supporters from Amiens and lovers of football” to support its initiative, which “would make football and sport grow.”
Marketing agency B40, at the end of May is organizing the 3. Tournament in small football for pupils named “Sarajevo Street Football 2014”.More than 500 children are expected to attend and the teams are made from 4 players and 3 replacements. Players will be allocated in three categories, till 4th, 6th and 9th grade of the primary school.Tournaments will be played from 24th until 28th of May on the field especially made for that occasion. It will take place on the plateau n front of the BBI centre. The aim of the project is to include the most children in the sports activities.The best three teams in all three competitions will win diplomas and award, was announced from Marketing agency B40.(Source: Fena)