Corvette Show Visits Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday

first_imgOne of the largest Corvette Shows in the East will cruise Ocean City’s Boardwalk on Sunday, Sept. 21. More than 350 Corvettes, including every model ever manufactured, will be exhibited from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the boardwalk between Sixth and 14th streets.Local Corvette owners and many from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey will participate. Scattered entries from as far away as Ohio, Indiana and Florida will join in. The show is held rain or shine.Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Ocean City Municipal Airport on Sunday. The Ocean City Humane Society and Food Cupboard will accept donations at that location.There will be a special display of Corvettes in front of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, where the Boardwalk Corvettes Club, sponsors of the show, will be headquartered. An awards ceremony is set for in front of the Music Pier at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities. For information, call (609) 457-0081 or visit www.boardwalkcorvettes.com. More than 350 Corvettes will cruise the Ocean City Boardwalk and be on display from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Other weekend events include:The two-mile Walk to Defeat ALS on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday (Sept. 20) raises funds to support patient services and research into finding a cure for ALS. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Sixth Street practice field, just off the boardwalk at Sixth Street. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For information, call (215) 643-5434 or visit www.alsphiladelphia.org.The seventh annual “Music for the Heart,” a night of song and dance to benefit the American Heart Association, will be held 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 20) at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $10. Call Chris, (609) 653-4677.last_img read more

News story: HM Revenue and Customs simplifies importing from the EU as part of ‘no deal’ preparation

first_img have an EORI number are established in the UK are importing goods from the EU into the UK HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written to 145,000 VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU about simplified importing procedures and also updated them on the actions that they need to take to prepare.Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for customs will make importing easier for an initial period of one year, should we leave the EU without a deal, to allow businesses time to prepare for usual import processes.Once businesses are registered for TSP, they will be able to transport goods from the EU into the UK without having to make a full customs declaration at the border, and will be able to postpone paying any import duties.Treasury Minister, Mel Stride MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: If tariffs apply to the goods that they import, and they want to use transitional simplified procedures, they will need to defer paying any import duties by setting up a direct debit.HMRC is also reminding businesses to get an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number if they do not already have one. This number is crucial to be able to trade after we leave the EU (if we leave without a deal). It’s free and takes just 10 minutes to register online.Further informationWe anticipate TSP will remain in place for more than a year to give businesses time to prepare to use the full customs processes that already apply to imports from non-EU countries.We’ll review the policy 3 to 6 months after it’s introduced on 29 March 2019 to see how it’s working.We’ll consult with businesses and give them at least a 12-month notice period before withdrawing the easements in TSP and applying the usual customs processes to imports from the EU. This will give businesses enough time to prepare.Businesses can register for TSP from 7 February 2019.Businesses can register for TSP if they: giving a full declaration until after the goods have crossed the border paying any duty until the month after import The new procedures reduce the amount of information importers need to give in an import declaration when the goods are crossing the border. They do this by allowing importers to defer: Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. Businesses and citizens should ensure they are similarly prepared for leaving the EU. HMRC is helping businesses get prepared and, amongst other significant communications, has written 3 times to affected businesses, each time stepping up the advice and encouraging them to take action. This latest letter, and new GOV.UK guidance, announces Transitional Simplified Procedures for EU trade which will ease the transition, especially for businesses new to the rules associated with importing. Read the full guidance on registering for simplified import procedures if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.You can see the letter sent to 145,000 VAT registered businesses that trade with the EU, and previous letters on GOV.UK.HMRC previously published more than 100 pages of cross-government guidance for businesses on processes and procedures at the border in a no deal scenario.HMRC and HM Treasury made £8 million available to help private customs intermediaries and businesses increase their capacity and train employees to prepare for a no deal scenario.last_img read more

Long: FOMC on track for rate hike in December

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s most recent meeting indicate that members will support another interest rate hike after two more months of “decent performance” in the labor market, NAFCU Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long said Wednesday.The FOMC last month voted to leave the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. Long said the minutes revealed “stark divisions” in the committee as to how to proceed.“With three dissenting voters, there is clearly a faction that wants to commence with rate hikes immediately,” Long said. “Even within the group that voted to maintain rates where they are, there is apparently one segment which sees a rate hike as imminent, and another which prefers a more cautious approach. The former likely provided the impetus to add a sentence to the Fed’s release stating that the case for raising rates had strengthened.“Another two months of decent performance from the labor market should be enough to prompt a rate hike in December,” he continued. continue reading »last_img read more

Alexander: Angels’ new skipper Brad Ausmus had a year to prepare

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “He got to see all eight departments,” Eppler said. “Generally, guys who come up and play for a while in the big leagues and then go into managing really get focused on their department, right? He’s a department head. He’s our most recognizable department head.“But nonetheless he runs a major league operation and major league staff. And I think it was good for him to be able to see how player development works, how professional scouting works, how domestic amateur scouting works and international amateur scouting works … Now he got an elevated view of the whole organization.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Knowing that the nature of baseball now is a collaboration between the front office and the manager’s office, all of this exposure to other departments can only help.“Communication between the front office and the dugout nowadays is paramount,” Ausmus said. “Forty years ago a phone line was the only thing that connected us. Now it’s constant communication on a daily basis, a lot of information going both directions, and it’s collaborative when it comes to trying to make the players and team better. So that experience helps.”This isn’t the first time Ausmus went from a front office job to a managing job. After ending his playing career with the Dodgers – which included Joe Torre letting him manage the final game of the season in both 2009 and 2010 – Ausmus was a special assistant in the Padres’ front office from 2010-13. Hired by Detroit in 2014, he had two above-.500 seasons (reaching the postseason in his first year) and two under-.500 seasons and was fired after last season.Related Articles “That’s the funny thing,” he said. “As much information as we have now, who knows where it’s going to go? It’s going to continue to grow. You may see a little bit of a catch-up game where teams are more even, but there’s some areas that I think are going to be blossoming over the next five years.“The one thing I really enjoyed about being involved with the Angels this year is I can take the numbers, I can take how they come to a specific number, and I can use my playing experience to wrap my brain around it and say, ‘OK, how does this apply on the dirt and on the grass? Does this fit? Does this work?’“Which is a unique perspective because that’s what managers have to do now. They have to be able to take those numbers and understand them. They don’t have to write the algorithms, but they need to be able to understand them and then apply it to the baseball player and the baseball field. That’s the fun part for me, because it’s easy.”So consider: In addition to having gotten a first-hand look at his new team’s personnel, and knowing about the injuries and the flaws and the prospects, Ausmus has had a year to familiarize himself with the Angels’ proprietary information.How much of an advantage will it have been for Ausmus to get a ground-up view of the organization? Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousNew Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Joined by Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, left, and general manager Billy Eppler, right, join the team’s new manager Brad Ausmus as he puts on a jersey during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe new Angels manager Brad Ausmus answers questions from the media at a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Angels manager Brad Ausmus, center, puts on an Angels jersey with help from team owner Arte Moreno, left, and General Manager Billy Eppler during Monday’s introductory news conference at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Billy EpplerThe video board shows a picture of new Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)J.C. Ramirez, left, and Keynan Middleton of the Angels laugh after Middleton holds up an “Ausmus 4 President” sign during a press conference to introduce the new manager, Brad Ausmus, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel’s new manager Brad Ausmus, left, chats with former Angel Rod Carew following a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)The new Angels manager Brad Ausmus, left, is joined by his wife Liz at a press conference to introduce the new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Newly Angels manager Brad Ausmus answers questions from reporters during an introductory news conference on Monday afternoon at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus talks to reporters during a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Tigers skipper replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 10New Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus, right, shakes hands with starting pitcher JC Ramirez after a news conference Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The former Ausmus replaces Mike Scioscia with plans to boost a big-budget team with no playoff victories since 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandANAHEIM — The Angels went through the process, as they should, right down to administering written tests to the candidates for their managerial job.But when the applicants put their No. 2 pencils down, the combination of experience and knowledge of the organization’s inner workings made the decision a no-brainer.Brad Ausmus, the 17th managerial hire in franchise history and first in 19 years, spent the 2018 season embedded with the Angels as an assistant to General Manager Billy Eppler. He was involved in the major league operation, player development, pro and amateur scouting, performance science, and most certainly (and critically) the analytics department.Yes, the Angels are entering a new age. It’s not fair or accurate to say Mike Scioscia spurned analytics. But not only does Ausmus, 49, embrace them, this former catcher with a Dartmouth degree (albeit in Government) is about to give them a giant bear hug.center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone And it is the way baseball works. You might be a perceived failure in one place, but that might set you up for success in the next. Ask the Astros’ A.J. Hinch how that works, for example.“Name me another job where experience is not an asset,” Ausmus said. “I don’t think you could find one.”This, of course, is a situation unlike any other. Ausmus will face daily interrogation in two languages about the phenomenon that is Shohei Ohtani (for the record, he is optimistic that sometime in the first third of the 2019 season Ohtani will be able to DH). He will have to deal with the question of Albert Pujols’ effectiveness. And part of his task is to foster an environment that will help convince Mike Trout to stick around.I doubt anyone told him this was going to be easy. But then, he could see it for himself over the last nine [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more