Mayor Jay Gillian: Good News on Flood Insurance Premiums

first_imgThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Dec. 4.Dear Friends,I would like to share good news that we have heard preliminary results on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) for Ocean City, and we have advanced to a class 5 rating up from a class 6 municipality last year.CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities and promotes the awareness of flood mitigation. Pending final certification, this advancement increases property owner discounts to 25% up from 20% for policy renewals after May 1, 2016. A lot of credit for this change goes to City Council and the city administration for pursuing reasonable approaches to the recommendations in the CRS manual.Ocean City was also recently named number five in the list of “Top Ten Christmas Towns in New Jersey” by Onlyinyourstate.com. According to the website, “This list focuses not on singular events, but specific towns with the most magnificent myriad of holiday celebrations.”I am very proud of Ocean City’s holiday spirit and the many events that make the holidays magical. I also appreciative the support of the Chamber of Commerce, the merchant’s associations and City Council, who with the administration work hard to bring the holidays to life. But most importantly, I would like to thank our guests who make visiting Ocean City during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays a family tradition.First Night buttons are on sale at a discounted price of $15 per person until December 15th, after which the price will be $20 per person. Buy your buttons now for $15 online at firstnightocnj.com, or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available at the Welcome Centers on the 9th Street Bridge and City Hall. Seasonal beach tags are also on sale at City Hall for $20.I ask everyone to continue to shop locally this holiday season.I hope you have a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Cracks of the 21st century: Pino, the new Canary promise

first_imgYéremi Pino (Gran Canaria, 2002) is one of the last footballers to stand out in the always fruitful Canarian youth academy. It is a classic end, with one against one, speed, snatch and good ball hitting in the centers. But, in addition, he meets conditions that allow him to adapt to modern football: he likes to step on the area and has a great goal. That allows him to be able to occupy three demarcations: extreme by any of the two bands and even false nine. On the right, being right-handed, he acts as a classic winger, looking for a baseline, while on the left he likes to throw diagonals to exploit his good punch. Pino enjoys mobility, being able to switch positions several times during a match.Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pino began to take his first steps as a footballer in the Barrio Atlántico. He then moved on to Hurricane before drawing the attention of Las Palmas. In 2016, being Cadet’s first year, a key moment in his career occurred: Andrés Clavijo called him to play with the Canarian team the Spanish Championship played at the La Salud stadium in Tenerife. In that tournament, full of scouts, Yéremi stood out. Villarreal and Barcelona contacted his family and agents to convey their interest in incorporating him into their quarries, since he was free. Finally, Pino opted for the people of Castellón. The economic offer was important on the part of both clubs, but in the sporting field Villarreal offered him a project to reach the first team in a few years. They shielded him with a four-year contract and a three million euro clause.Pino is also a fixture in the lower categories of the Spanish team, where he had to live what has been the worst moment of his career so far. He was summoned to play the U-17 World Cup that took place in Brazil at the end of 2019. He was one of the important pieces of La Rojita, but only one day before the start of the championship he had to return to Spain. An accidental shot in training caused an eye trauma that prevented him from playing in the tournament. It is a thorn that Yéremi still has stuck and that he hopes to be able to remove in the future …last_img read more