Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Niger Insurance Plc ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNiger Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Niger Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Niger Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Niger Insurance Plc (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNiger Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company in Nigeria underwriting all classes of insurance. Life insurance products include endowment policies, group life, mortgage protection and term assurances. Non-life insurance products range from aviation hull and liability and fire and special perils to public liability insurance, professional indemnity and workmen compensation insurance. The company also markets products under the brand name Niger Cash, Niger Flexible Investment Assurance, Niger Mutual Halal, Niger Personal Pension and Savings. Founded in 1962 and formerly known as The Niger Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Niger Insurance Plc in 1989. The company has a sound reinsurance treaties with reinsurance companies led by Swiss Re. Niger Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Niger Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Joshua Ashton Hill ordained to serve Episcopal School of Knoxville

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Joshua Ashton Hill ordained to serve Episcopal School of Knoxville Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop George Young, along with other clergy members from the East Tennessee and surrounding areas, lays his hands on the Rev. Joshua Ashton Hill during the service. Photo: Episcopal School of Knoxville[Episcopal School of Knoxville press release] The Rt. Rev. George D. Young III, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, presided over the ordination of the Rev. Joshua Ashton Hill to the sacred order of the priests on Aug. 27 at The Episcopal School of Knoxville.“It was incredibly special to be surrounded by so many friends — young and old — who have walked by my side during different stages of my journey towards this day,” Hill said. “The love was thick.”Nearly 40 clergy from East Tennessee and surrounding areas, along with family and friends of Hill and parents and supporters of ESK, were in attendance for the ordination.The service, although typically held in a cathedral setting, was hosted in the school’s Kline Gymnasium. The students attended the service as well as participating as both readers and special music. According to the Rev. Daniel Heischman, executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, Hill’s ordination was one of only a handful he can remember taking place at a school.“ESK was honored to host such a significant event in the ministry and life of Father Josh,” ESK Headmaster Jay Secor said. “Not only did today allow us to celebrate with Josh and his family but it gave our students the opportunity to share in the celebration of the day.”Episcopal School of Knoxville students serve as acolytes for the ordination service. Front Row (L-R) Alex Carter, Parker Jones, McLean Stooksberry, Hallie Longest, Back Row (L-R) Andrew Natter, Zach Stivers, Josh Hill, Addison Jones.A native of Seymour, Tennessee, Hill graduated from Yale Divinity School with the Master of Divinity degree in 2009, when he also completed a certificate of Anglican studies from Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary at Yale. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Emory and Henry College. Hill spent three years as director of youth and children’s ministry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church this past January.Hill and his wife Hannah have two daughters, Elana and Maya. He is a graduate of Seymour High School and his parents, Keith and Vickie Hill, still reside in Tennessee.Hill serves as the chaplain at ESK with duties that include teaching religion and ethics, conducting daily chapel services for all Lower and Middle School students and overseeing community service at ESK at all grade levels. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Aug 28, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People Director of Music Morristown, NJcenter_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

The Impact of the Pacific Electric Car on Southern California Development

first_imgHistory The Impact of the Pacific Electric Car on Southern California Development San Marino’s Crowell Public Library to host a look back at transportation of yesteryear From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 7:09 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pacific Electric Car Photo by PacificElectric.OrgThe sprawling pattern of urban development that we know today as Los Angeles was directly influenced by a web of urban rail routes developed by Henry Huntington and his Pacific Electric Railway, aka, “The Red Cars,” which began in 1901. This amazing railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1,000 miles of track. Postwar society’s affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light-rail system, one that current society would be happy to utilize. Learn why this rail system was so pivotal in creating a major metropolis on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. when the San Marino Historical Society presents Jeff Arnett’s lecture on this fascinating chapter on Los Angeles history.Jeff Arnett was born in Los Angeles in 1925 and since 1930 has resided in the Pasadena-San Marino area. He attended local schools and entered the U S Army Air Corps the day after graduation. After three years of service as a transport pilot in Burma and China during World War II, Jeff returned to graduate from USC. His business career took him from department stores to paper manufacturing, to investment management. He is currently a docent at the Palm Springs Air Museum and still a pilot, who also enjoys non-fiction reading on any subject.Don’t miss this intriguing look at the development of Los Angeles and its once comprehensive transportation system.The event will be held Monday February 25, at 7:00 p.m., at San Marino’s Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Call (626) 300-0777 or visit More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Make a comment Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Act to halt female brain drain, law firms warned

first_imgAn HR director has called on legal firms to adopt family-friendly policiesto avoid losing expensively trained female lawyers.Warren Green, director of human resources at recruitment consultancy EJLegal, said, “It costs a small fortune to train a lawyer – and to replaceone that leaves.”If female lawyers leave firms because they cannot balance working andfamily life, it is the profession that will lose out.”Green was commenting on a survey commissioned by EJ Legal. It found adiscrepancy between the number of hours solicitors say they are working and thehours HR managers think they are working.The average number of hours worked by solicitors each week is 47, althoughHR managers put the figure at 39. The survey questioned 50 HR managers and 50solicitors in the top 100 law firms.Forty-nine per cent of solicitors said they would like their employer to bemore sympathetic to parental leave.HR managers expressed concern about the administration of parental leave but70 per cent said they believed companies would be forced to adapt.A further 60 per cent of HR managers said they were concerned about stresscaused by staff working long hours.Green added, “If firms can adapt to a family-friendly culture and useflexible working practices, they can increase both productivity and staffretention.”• A survey commissioned by Mother and Baby magazine found 81 per cent of newmothers would choose to stay at home with their child if they could afford todo so. Eighty-two per cent said they also felt having a baby had damaged theircareers. Act to halt female brain drain, law firms warnedOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

SoftBank to invest $100M in Miami startups

first_imgClaure is also chairman and part owner of Inter Miami CF, Miami’s major league soccer team, and runs Club Bolivar, Bolivia’s soccer team. The Inter Miami CF ownership group, which includes soccer superstar David Beckham, is planning to develop a major mixed-use soccer, entertainment and tech hub development on the city-owned Melreese Country Club site near Miami International Airport.Claure and his family live on the waterfront in North Bay Road in Miami Beach. In August, Claure paid $11 million for a waterfront teardown in Miami Beach where he plans to build a new mansion.SoftBank also owns Fortress Investment Group, which owns the high-speed rail Brightline that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with plans to expand throughout Florida.Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Share via Shortlink Full Name* TagsFrancis SuarezMarcelo Clauresoftbankstartups Suarez has been working to court tech and venture capital investors to Miami via social media, engaging with Elon Musk, PayPal investor Keith Rabois, Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer and others.Read moreParadise found: Can Francis Suarez make Miami the next Big Tech mecca?Plug and Play to open downtown Miami officeSpotify inks lease for South Florida headquarters in Miami’s Wynwood Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Mayor Francis Suarez (Getty; iStock)SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure is launching a $100 million initiative to fund Miami-based tech companies and those moving to the Magic City.Claure, who is also CEO of SoftBank Group International and executive chairman of WeWork, made the announcement on Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s Cafecito Talks series, streamed live Wednesday on Twitter.Claure, a Miami Beach resident, said SoftBank will invest $100 million into venture capital-backed tech companies in Miami, and announced that it selected its first startups to invest in, including Doral-based Lumu Technologies, a cybersecurity firm. The investments will represent a re-allocation from existing SoftBank funds, according to a source familiar with the matter. Message*last_img read more

Bees Pound Express

first_imgJune 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Pound Express FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Kaleb Cowart drove in four runs as the Bees pounded the Express 9-7 at Smith’s Ballpark.Cowart notched a pair of two-run base hits to key the offense for Salt Lake.  Jose Rojas doubled and tripled for the Bees and Patrick Sandoval came away with the win.The Bees are off tonight before visiting Memphis on Wednesday. Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Neuromuscular Neurology (57132)

first_imgThe Department of Neurology, at the University of Florida invitesoutstanding applicants for consideration for multiple full-time,open rank, tenure or non-tenure track faculty positions, in theNeuromuscular Neurology Division. The successful candidates willperform inpatient attending and outpatient clinical duties,including consultations, teaching, supervising medical students andresidents, with a vested interest in research.Opportunities for clinical and research collaborations areabundant. Resources include the McKnight Brain Institute, Instituteon Aging, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center forTranslational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Center forMovement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Center for Neurogenetics,Wilder Center for Epilepsy Research, Center for NeuropsychologicalStudies, Malcom Randall VAMC, including the Brain Research andRehabilitation Center and Epilepsy Center of Excellence, and ShandsHealthCare.Applicants must be board certified Neurologists or board eligibleNeurologists less than 5 years out of training.Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, andthree references with best contact information for letters ofrecommendations.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil a sufficient applicant pool has been established.This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more


first_imgThis will result in a The 2016 Budget Adoption Meeting is Moved Back To Oct. 26 at 5:10PM – Because the budget was not approved by the Finance Committee, the Finance Chair continued the 2016 budget hearing until the next City Council meeting on October 26. The 2016 budget adoption has to be advertised to the public via the Indiana State GATEWAY system and public notices 48 hours prior to the meeting. A new Form 4 Ordinance for Appropriations and Tax Rates with the new date will be prepared.The2016BudgetOrdinanceDidNotPassOutoftheFinanceCommittee.– The 2016 budget remains with the City Council Finance Committee for approval but procedurally its status is unclear. In an abundance of caution, a new ordinance number for the 2016 budget has been assigned and properly advertised. The 2016 budget ordinance will be considered on October 26. For all three readings of the ordinance to be considerd at the meeting unanimous approval is needed by City Council, otherwise a special meeting will be necessary. A new Form 4 for the the same 2016 budget adoption will be presented to City Council.If the 2016 Budget is Not Approved Debt Payments Not Budgeted by the City Can be Petitioned to the DLGF for Payment – The DLGF takes care to process debt payments so if debt payments are not budgeted they can still be paid. A petition can be submitted to the DLGF requesting the transfer of other operating funds.To summarize, Indiana law allows for the unusual circumstance where the fiscal body does not approve a budget for the ensuing year. Basically, the law states that the prior year budget will be used. One serious problem with this situation is that any growth in property taxes for the unit cannot be captured as the tax levy is “frozen” at the prior year level and those funds cannot be recaptured at a later date and will be lost forever. The difficulty of operating on prior year expenditures can be somewhat mitigated by appropriation transfers, but the total budget cannot exceed the prior year levels. ATTACHED  below is an e-mail sent to the elite mainstream media and City Council members concerning the alleged Ramifications of Passing 2016 City of Evansville Salary Ordinance Without Passing a 2016 Budget to Fund Next Year Appropriations.  For the last 3 years the Mayors Minister of Propaganda stopped sending the City County Observer news releases or e-mail because we question the contents of articles we felt that the information was mis-leading.  We relay on our strong net worth of individuals who believe that our elected officials should practice ‘Good Public Policy”.MEMORANDUMTo: Mayor Lloyd WinneckeFrom: Russell Lloyd Jr. CPA, Controller Marco DeLucio, Assistant City AttorneyNick Cirignano, Assistant City Attorney Date: October 14, 2015Subject: Ramifications of Passing 2016 City of Evansville Salary Ordinance Without Passing a 2016 Budget to Fund Next Year AppropriationsDear Mayor:We have spoken with, and gathered information from, Dan Jones CPA, Assistant Budget Director, IN Dept. Local Government Finance (DLGF) and Susan Gordon CPA, Assistant Director Cities Towns and Libraries, IN State Board of Accounts (SBOA). We also reviewed and internally discussed Indiana statutes relating to the budget process.The key points to consider if the 2016 budget is not passed by the City Council by Nov. 2 include:The City Property Tax Levy Will Be Frozen at the 2015 Level – The state allowed growth quotient for 2016 is 2.60%. If City Council does not pass the budget, the City tax levy will be frozen at the 2015 level.(General Fund cost is $1.5 mil., Parks Fund cost is $221k). Note: This money would be gone forever, it can never be “caught up.”The City of Evansville 2016 Salary Ordinance is a Ceiling That Won’t Be Funded – The 1% pay raises have been approved by City Council; however, if a budget is not passed which includes the 1% pay raise, there will be no appropriation for the 1% pay increase since the 2015 budget will remain in place pursuant to Indiana law (the 2015 budget does not include a 1% increase for 2016). As such, unless a budget is passed by City Council which includes a 1% pay increase, there will be no increase for any City employees in 2016 (including EPD and Fire Department personnel). MAYORMAYORcenter_img reduction of approximately $1.7 Million in property tax revenue for 2016 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Shore Towns Cope With Crowds, Bare Shelves Amid Coronavirus Threat

first_imgBy TIM KELLYBeautiful weather and the healthful reputation of the Jersey Shore brought an influx of visitors and seasonal residents on Sunday as the region and nation coped with the worldwide coronavirus crisis.Supermarkets were crowded, although some essential products were in scarce supply or totally unavailable, and in some cases people had higher-than-normal levels of anxiety as they dealt with their individual circumstances.Large crowds flocked to the beach and Boardwalks and downtown shopping areas. “It wasn’t the Fourth of July,” one observer noted, “but it was definitely a bigger turnout than normal for this time of year.”While some opted for sun and sand, others flocked to area stores to stock up on needed items in case a quarantine happened.“I think what’s driving sales right now is some uncertainty and ambiguity as to what people will be needing to purchase moving forward,” said Shivam Parikh, pharmacist at the CVS at 16th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City. “People are looking for answers that nobody has the ability to say with any degree of certainty.”“For instance, people who anticipate if they might be having symptoms of a cold or flu in the future and that the basic things like Tylenol and Mucinex will be available,” Parikh continued. “That is making some people a bit anxious and driving sales right now. They might not need these things now, but they are concerned about future shortages if they need them in the weeks ahead.”Acme is limiting the sale of paper products amid binge buying that has depleted supplies.Casel’s Marketplace at 8008 Ventnor Ave. in Margate was in a better position than many other local supermarkets around the region, according to the store manager, Jack Ewell.“We are hanging in and using additional suppliers to keep the shelves stocked,” he said.Meats, which were very limited in availability at other stores, were mostly available at Casel’s, Ewell noted.The exception was paper products, “but paper is a problem for everyone. Paper products and water are the problem items. Everything else is pretty well stocked,” Ewell said Sunday afternoon.Suzanne Neill, of Haddon Heights, whose parents reside in Ocean City, said she was at the Somers Point Acme market 15 minutes after its 7 a.m. opening, and there were three cash registers open and 17 people in front of her in the check-out line.“I expected that paper products would be difficult to find, as were a lot of the cleaning supplies such as bleach and hand sanitizer. That was to be expected and that was the case,” Neill said. “But when I went to the dairy aisle to find cheese, everything was gone. Thing like cheese and butter were completely wiped out. That really surprised me.”Manco & Manco, the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk pizzeria, enjoys brisk business.The Acme market locations at Eighth and West in Ocean City and at 34th and Simpson referred questions to the Acme corporate offices, where no media spokesperson was available for comment Sunday.The person answering the phone at the Acme market in Sea Isle City said the store manager would not be back until tomorrow morning and that she was not permitted to speak to the media.A call to the meat department at the Acme at Eighth and West store connected with an employee who said most of the meat supply had been sold out.“We have a few steaks available,” she said, “some rib-eyes and some strip steaks. But ground beef is almost gone and is flying out of here. We have no corned beef. And we have absolutely no chicken of any kind.”Customer Beth Iacovello, who lives in Drexel Hill, Pa., and has a home in the Gardens section of Ocean City, said there was not much of a crowd when she arrived around 4 p.m. on Sunday, but there also were not many of the high-demand items.“There was no toilet paper, wipes and very little meat,” she said.Iacovello said she also visited Circle Liquors in Somers Point amid rumors that New Jersey liquor stores would be ordered closed, as were liquor “state stores” in Pennsylvania.“They looked pretty well-stocked and there wasn’t much of a crowd. I picked up three bottles of wine,” she said.The produce aisle at the Acme in Sea Isle City shows the effects of the rush on food.In an apparent local trend, area plumbers said they had been inundated with requests from customers seeking to turn on their water, which had been shut off for the winter, in order to open up vacation homes.“People are leaving (coronavirus) hot spots in the Philly area and coming here,” said an Ocean City contractor who declined to give his name. “I’m much busier than normal. It’s definitely because of the virus.”Brian Broadley of the Marmora-based Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, said his company was busy, but Broadley was confident he could meet the needs of any customer or prospective new customer.“We’re not going to let anyone go without heat,” he said. “We’re not going to strand anyone. We have 50 employees, and we’re ready to take care of any situation.“I would ask that anyone who is having a problem to simply call (609-390-3907) and we will answer or get back to you right away. Whatever the problem happens to be, we’re going to be able to take care of it,” Broadley said.The parking lot at the Ocean City Acme at Eighth and West is packed with cars.Broadley said the last time there was a similar crisis was the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.“At that time people really pulled together and looked out for each other. I would ask people to do the same thing this time,” Broadley said. “Check on the elderly and those who would need the most help and then to let us know what we can do. We will do whatever it takes.”Parikh had similar words of reason for people needed the services of his pharmacy.“If there are no cold or flu-like symptoms, the best thing to do is just exercise good hygiene,” he said. “Keep hands clean and cover your cough of sneeze. Just be reasonable and I think we will get through (the crisis).”Shivam Parikh, a pharmacist at CVS in Ocean City, keeps busy on Sunday assisting customers with an array of questions and needs. Shelves at Ocean City’s Acme supermarket at Eighth Street and West Avenue are left bare by the run on paper products caused by coronavirus fears.last_img read more