Contingent Clause In Rent Deed To Increase Rent Each Year Cannot Be Read To Mean That Tenancy Was For More Than One Year Period: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesContingent Clause In Rent Deed To Increase Rent Each Year Cannot Be Read To Mean That Tenancy Was For More Than One Year Period: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Jun 2020 7:02 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that, merely because a Rent deed contains a clause which binds the tenant to increase the rent by certain percentage each year, it cannot be read to mean that the tenancy was for a period of more than one year. In this case, the issue before the Apex Court was whether a rent note signed by the tenant which required compulsory registration under Section 17(1)(d)…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that, merely because a Rent deed contains a clause which binds the tenant to increase the rent by certain percentage each year, it cannot be read to mean that the tenancy was for a period of more than one year. In this case, the issue before the Apex Court was whether a rent note signed by the tenant which required compulsory registration under Section 17(1)(d) of the Registration Act, 1908? The Court noted that as per Section 17(1)(d) of the Registration Act, leases of immovable property from year to year, or for any term exceeding one year, or reserving a yearly rent requires compulsory registration. The rent deed in question did not provide for any specific period for which the rent deed was executed. In such a situation, the bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and V. Ramasubramanian observed: “When the lease deed does not mention the period of tenancy, other conditions of the lease/rent deed and intention of the parties has to be gathered to find out the true nature of the lease deed/rent deed.” The rent deed in question does not reserve yearly rent and there is no mention in the rent deed that it is a lease from year to year. But there is a clause (9), which provided that the tenant will be bound for making the rent money by increasing 10% each year. Referring to this clause, the court said: “Clause (9) may or may not operate in view of specific clauses reserving right of landlord to evict the tenant on committing default of non-payment of rent by 5th of every month or when landlord requires shop by giving one month’s notice. Clause (9) was a contingent clause which binds the tenant to increase the rent by 10% each year, which was contingent on tenancy to continue for more than a year, but that clause cannot be read to mean that the tenancy was for a period of more than one year.” Therefore, the Court concluded that the rent note was not such kind of rent note, which requires compulsory registration under Section 17(1)(d) of the Act. Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2617 OF 2020 Case name: SIRI CHAND (DECEASED) Vs. SURINDER SINGHCoram: Justices Ashok Bhushan, MR Shah and V. RamasubramanianClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Willie B. ‘Coming to America’ too

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Willie B. ‘Coming to America’ too By The Penny Hoarder Published 8:51 pm Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… As anxious as the wait will be for Williams and how disappointed he will be if he is “cut,” he will always hold in high esteem the memory of the meeting of his longtime movie idol.“I have always admired Eddie Murphy and he is the one that inspired me to sign on with a casting company,” Williams said. “I’ve had many opportunities to be in movies and commercials but to be in a movie with Eddie Murphy was more than I could have ever hoped for.”The opportunity to be in the Murphy movie came via Williams’ appearance in “The Quest” because it kind of “singled’ him out.“Being a Royal bather was not my style but it worked because I got to meet Eddie Murphy,” Williams said, laughing.  “The scene was all set up like a castle with African artwork and statues. I was nervous and so excited that I was going to be in the same room with Eddie Murphy. When he walked by me and spoke and I just froze. I couldn’t believe it was happening. My dream was coming true.” But the wait to see himself in a movie with his idol would be long. The pandemic put the movie on hold until Friday. Then, it will be Willie B. Williams time to shine. “But, even if my scene was cut, I’ll still be happy and honored to have met Eddie Murphy and to have had the opportunity to be there when the camera rolled for ‘Coming to America 2,’” Williams said. “Not many people can say that.”Williams said Murphy is a funny guy and he, too, likes to have fun and make people laugh. “I can relate to Eddie Murphy because we have the same kind of personalities,” Williams said, adding that although he doesn’t have stars in his eyes, “dreams can come true.” And, Sir Willie B. Williams is a believer. Sponsored Content Print Article Dreams do come true.Trojan Willie B. Williams’ dream of meeting actor Eddie Murphy happened in a surreal way. But it happened.Williams was wearing a white robe, a small hat on his head and red shoes and was holding a tray of soap. The famous actor was in bed with his wife. Williams stood speechless. You Might Like Troy University offering COVID-19 vaccine Troy University will serve as a distribution center for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning March 4 at 9 a.m. The university announced… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Skip That scene from “Coming to America 2” was filmed at the Rick Ross Mansion near Atlanta. The time was July 2019, 30 years after “Coming to America” was a 1989 blockbuster hit. On Friday, March 5, “Coming to America 2” will debut on Amazon Prime and Willie B. Williams will be sitting on pins and needles waiting for his scene with his movie idol.“We were in Atlanta for two weeks filming but my scene was filmed like on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but you don’t know how the film will be edited,” Williams said. “My scene might be 30 seconds or two seconds or it might have been cut out. I’ve just got to wait and see.”last_img read more

Three bodies found at kidnapping suspect’s home

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) — Three bodies have been found at a Massachusetts home associated with a kidnapping suspect.The investigation is active and ongoing, according to Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni. The bodies were found in and around the Springfield home, he added.Police have not yet named a suspect in the deaths, citing an active investigation, but confirmed they are suspicious.The home is a property associated with a man named Steward Weldon, who was arrested Sunday after he allegedly drove away from police officers who had tried to stop him for a broken taillight, according to a police report obtained by ABC News.After Weldon was detained, a woman who was a passenger in the car told police that he had been holding her captive, the report states. She claimed Weldon would beat her with a hammer whenever he was angry and had threatened to kill her, according to the report. She also said she believed she had broken bones.“Thank you guys for saving my life; I didn’t think I was ever going to get away,” the woman told officers while getting into an ambulance, according to the report.Upon inspection at Baystate Hospital, the woman was found to have a possible fractured jaw, stab wounds and marks from being hit with a blunt object, the report states.Police have since received information in the past 24 hours that led them to the property, according to Gulluni. The residence is the last known residence of Weldon, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.The search of the property will resume Friday, according to Gulluni.Gulluni confirmed the woman found in Weldon’s car is an acquaintance of Weldon’s, but would not comment on the nature of their relationship. He also said people were living in the home when police arrived to search it.Weldon has been arrested on multiple charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and kidnapping. Weldon had three other active warrants for his arrest on traffic violations and a revoked driver’s license, according to WCVB-TV.He is being held on $1 million bail and has pleaded not guilty, MassLive reported.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coming attraction: Movie theaters reopen in New York, San Fran

first_imgContact Sasha Jones Theaters in some cities are opening with restrictions. (Getty, Photo Illustration by Alison Bushor for The Real Deal)Movie theaters in New York City and San Francisco have been dark for a year now, but that changes this weekend. Both big box-office markets are reopening, with some major restrictions.Theaters in both cities will be open at 25 percent capacity, adhering to pandemic guidelines for social distancing. That’s still better than Los Angeles; the cinema capital of the country remains dark.While many theaters around the country are already open, some operators are holding off. Cineworld’s Regal Entertainment Group said it will keep its more than 500 U.S. theaters closed until the studios release their big-budget productions, according to the Wall Street Journal.Disney seems to be doing just that. It is debuting “Raya and the Last Dragon” in more than 2,000 North American theaters. The company is also streaming the film, making it available to Disney+ subscribers for $30.ADVERTISEMENTSome movies have also pushed up their release date to coincide with the theater openings. The horror movie “A Quiet Place Part II” will now premiere on Memorial Day weekend, instead of its scheduled September opening.Movie operators have been upended by the pandemic, as lockdowns and Covid restrictions have left them struggling to survive. AMC Entertainment Holdings, which has 600 U.S. theaters, has repeatedly had to fend off bankruptcy. Last month, the company received a $900 million lifeline. Others have not been so fortunate. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Holdings filed for bankruptcy Wednesday.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesRead moreStream this: Cinema chain AMC secures $900M in financingCurtains: What to do with movie theatersLights out: Regal Cinemas to suspend operations Full Name* Email Address* Tags Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateCoronavirusRetaillast_img read more

Mubadala Petroleum, Egypt sign concession agreement for Red Sea Block 4

first_img Mubadala Petroleum will have a 27% participating interest in the Red Sea Block 4. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) UAE-based Mubadala Petroleum has signed a concession agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to acquire a 27% participating stake in the Red Sea Block 4, offshore Egypt.Royal Dutch Shell is the operator of the offshore oil and gas exploration block with a stake of 63%, while Egypt-based petroleum company Tharwa is the other partner with a stake of 10%.Spanning 3,084km2, the Red Sea Block 4 is owned by South Valley Egyptian Petroleum (Ganope). The Northern Red Sea concession was awarded to Mubadala Petroleum by the Egyptian government in the 2019 Red Sea Licensing Round.The block is located in an area that is near the Gulf of Suez basin.According to Mubadala Petroleum, the Red Sea Block 4 offers the scope for unlocking significant new prospects.During the initial three-year term of the concession agreement, the work commitment will include undertaking of subsurface studies of the block and the acquisition of 3D seismic.Mubadala Petroleum CEO Bakheet Al Katheeri said: “The addition of Red Sea Block 4, marks a further extension of our Egypt portfolio with a new high impact growth opportunity alongside a world class partner in Shell.“This new exploration block will support our strategy of finding and, if successful, developing hydrocarbons for Egypt’s expanding market and delivering organic growth opportunities to add to our existing business in the country.”Mubadala Petroleum’s Egyptian portfolio includes stakes in the Shorouk concession and the Nour exploration concession, both located in the Mediterranean Sea.In the Shorouk concession, which contains the Zohr gas field, the Abu Dhabi-based company has a 10% stake. In the Nour exploration concession, the company has a 20% stake.Recently, Mubadala Petroleum has completed a farm-out of 20% stake each in the Andaman I and South Andaman gross split production sharing contracts (PSCs), offshore Indonesia to Premier Oil. Concession agreement calls for subsurface studies of the block and also 3D seismic acquisition during the initial three-year termlast_img read more

Regulator prosecutes its first non-compliant letting agent in Wales – £4,600 fine follows

first_imgHome » News » Regulator prosecutes its first non-compliant letting agent in Wales – £4,600 fine follows previous nextRegulator prosecutes its first non-compliant letting agent in Wales – £4,600 fine followsMilford Haven woman who ignored Rent Smart Wales scheme requirements and initial Penalty Notices is taken to court.Nigel Lewis16th November 20170921 Views The first letting agent in Wales fined under the recently-introduced Rent Smart Wales scheme must now pay over £4,600 in fines after a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.As we have reported before several landlords have already been prosecuted and fined under the scheme, which requires all rental properties to be registered and landlords and agents to be licensed, but now the first agents are being taken to courtAgent Yvette Phillips, who trades as R Miles Scurlock of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, had failed to submit a completed licence application or register the properties she managed.She was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice in June but failed to pay it and continued to ignore or comply with Rent Smart Wales.At a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court she was fined £4,600 under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, ordered her to pay court costs of £671 and a £170 victim surcharge.Outside the law“It’s almost one year on since the November 23 deadline for all landlords with properties in Wales to become registered and yet there are landlords and agents still out there who believe they can operate outside of the law,” says Welsh Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne. “We are taking action and we will find out about those individuals who are not complying. As well as court action and potentially a large fine, landlords and agents could face rent penalties and restriction on re-possession of their property as a result of non-compliance.“There is no excuse for a [lettings] agent not to be registered and licensed. I urge any landlords who use an agent to check they are Rent Smart Wales compliant to ensure they are carrying out management duties legally.” Lynda Thorne R Miles Scurlock Rent Smart Wales Welsh Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities Yvette Phillips November 16, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

BREAKING: Two bodies pulled from water near Weehawken/Hoboken border

first_img ×Walkway between Weehawken and Hoboken, off the Hudson River. File photo. Hudsonreporter.com HOBOKEN/WEEHAWKEN — Sources said that two bodies were found dead in the water near the Hoboken/Weehawken border, in an inlet called Weehawken Cove off of the Hudson River. We will update this story when we have information. Walkway between Weehawken and Hoboken, off the Hudson River. File photo. Hudsonreporter.comlast_img

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

first_imgGet ready for NB’s Food Truck Festival on Sept. 15Get your appetites ready, food fans. North Bergen is bringing back its popular Food Truck Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Food Bazaar parking lot, 1425 Kennedy Blvd.Last year’s inaugural event brought a wide selection of treats from some of the area’s vendors.This year even more eateries will be showcasing their wares, while attendees enjoy free musical performances by several bands.Presented by Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners, the 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival will feature appetizing selections from Aumm Aumm, The Corn Guy, Empanada Mania, The Kuba Kitchen, Lomo Truck, Modern Spin, Relish the Dog, Taco Truck, and more. Flu vaccines available to residents through OctoberFlu vaccines for 2018 will be available at nine locations throughout the township in September and October. This program is provided by Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Health Officer Janet Castro, and the North Bergen Health Department.Proof of residency is required. Please bring your insurance card (if applicable). For information on this program call (201)392-2085.Times and locations are as follows:Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Floral Gardens Basement Community Room, 2625 Kennedy Boulevard.Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.-6 p.m. – Lawler Towers Community Room, 6121-6131 Grand Ave.Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Cullum Tower Lower Lobby Community Room, 6299 Grand Ave.Oct. 1 at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. – Nutrition Center, 1441 45th St.Oct. 5 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Westview Towers Community Room, 6115 Granton Ave.Oct. 12 at 2-4 p.m. – Kennedy Branch Library, 2123 Kennedy Boulevard (downtown). Oct. 17 at 5-7 p.m. – Library Main Branch, 8411 Bergenline Ave. (uptown).NB C.A.R.E.S. provides scholastic supplies for township kidsNB C.A.R.E.S., in conjunction with the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation and the Township of North Bergen, held their annual back-to-school drive in August, distributing thousands of school supplies to local children on Wednesday, Aug. 29.The giveaway is held each year shortly before school starts, with residents invited to the Recreation Center to pick up whatever they need for the school year.Kids got to choose their own backpack from among hundreds of options, and fill it themselves with pens, pencils, markers, folders, notebooks, glue, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, rulers, and more.They picked up new uniforms, or traded in their old ones.Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Park and Public Property Commissioner Hugo Cabrera were on hand to open the doors to the Rec Center and meet with the hundreds of residents who lined up throughout the day to prepare for the school year.Funded largely by grants and donations, the event received contributions this year from CrossCountry Mortgage, Eye Contact Vision Center, Women of the Moose, and other local businesses and organizations.Present at the giveaway to provide free children’s book and other items were volunteers from the Frank A. Pinto Foundation. Sanitas Medical Center was also on site, providing free blood pressure and glucose checks and distributing free rulers, mouse pads, hand sanitizers, and bags.NB C.A.R.E.S. was prepared to provide school supplies to more than 400 families this year. Anything left over at the end of the event was presented to the schools for distribution.County contract with ICE to be terminated – eventuallyAlthough the details have to be worked out, an agreement between the Hudson County Board of Freeholders and religious leaders who are suing them should lead to the termination of the county contract to house immigration detainees at the county jail and end the lawsuit challenging the validity of the contract. The approximately 800 detainees are there while waiting hearings on alleged immigration issues. There are also approximately 400 criminals in the jail.Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced on Friday that the county would initiate a “Path to Exit” from its contract to hold detainees for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).The detainees are awaiting hearings on alleged violations of federal immigration laws.Religious leaders from Jersey City and elsewhere filed suit against the county in Superior Court in late August, claiming the county violated the state’s Open Public Meetings Act when the freeholders voted in July to approve the 10-year contract.The freeholders had originally announced they would delay the vote, then suddenly reversed themselves and put the measure up for a vote without allowing members of the public and immigrant advocates time to comment. Many activists demanded that the county use an opt-out clause to void the contract.The “Path to Exit” would have the freeholders void the 10-year then vote on a new contract that would phase out the detainee program over a two-year period, with the goal of having no detainees housed in the jail by the end of 2020.The jail was built to house about 2,000 criminal inmates. Bail reform and other programs have caused the criminal jail population to fall to about 400. The contract with ICE, at $120 per day per detainee, had partly been used to offset the reduction of prisoners at the jail because the facility remains fully staffed. The deal was expected to provide an estimated $35 million a year to the county.Correctional officers unions and others have raised concerns about doing away with the ICE contract because it would likely lead to significant layoffs.To compensate for the loss of the detainee population, the county will seek to make agreements with other entities, such as the New Jersey Department of Corrections to house state prisoners in Hudson County instead of immigrants. By seeking agreements to house other prisoners, the county might be able to maintain the current work force.Freeholder Bill O’Dea warned the county that it may have to reduce staff in the future anyway, because there is a trend away from incarceration and towards providing other means of detaining prisoners such as house arrest and electronic monitoring.The freeholders anticipate voting on a resolution at their Sept. 13 meeting that would prohibit ICE detainees to be housed at the jail beyond 2020 “without freeholder consent.”The plan will also direct additional funds from the contract to be spent on services for ICE detainees during this transition period. Presently, free Legal Services are provided to all detainees for their civil detention cases.The amount, and into what areas those dollars will go, will be worked out in future meetings with the administration, members of the freeholder board and advocates for the detainees. A survey of detainees conducted by advocates may be authorized as part of the plan.“Just a month ago, I did not see a path that would allow us to move forward on a path to exit,” said County Executive DeGise. “I’m pleased that after what I have heard from state and federal leaders, I believe we have a consensus on how Hudson County can exit the contract in a responsible manner.”Freeholder Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri, who attended all of the discussions with County staff and the advocates, welcomed the Path to Exit plan.“Over the last month the county executive, my fellow freeholders, state and federal leaders and local advocates for detainees have worked constructively to make this exit plan possible, and I am proud of the work that has been done to arrive at this point,” said Vainieri. “I will urge my colleagues to support this plan because it represents a humane, reasonable approach.”One of the most prominent elected officials critical of the county’s contract with ICE, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, welcomed the announcement from the county executive today.“With this action, the county executive and the freeholders have begun the work of dealing with this issue in keeping with our values, while dealing with the difficult realities of governing at the local level, and I applaud that,” said Mayor Bhalla.NB C.A.R.E.S. donates to Newark student programWhen Principal Akbar Cook of West Side High School in Newark discovered that a large number of students were chronically missing school because they were unable to afford to wash their clothes, he established a free laundromat right in the school.And when NB C.A.R.E.S. heard about the program, they immediately donated a large amount of detergent and brand new clothing to support the initiative. NB C.A.R.E.S. Coordinator Aimee Focaraccio traveled to Newark with the items on Thursday, Aug. 30 and delivered them free to the school.North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, as a politician, an educator, and a father himself, offered high praise for the program and for Principal Cook, pledging to continue working with the school to make life easier for the students.Registration open for fall programs at the LibraryThe North Bergen Free Public Library’s fall program registration for the main library, the Kennedy Branch, and the Guttenberg Resource Center began on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.Registration is open to North Bergen and Guttenberg residents. Proof of residency and library card are required. Registration is limited.Programs are available for adults and for children of all ages from babies to teens. Registration is open until Sept. 29. Programs run from Sept. 17 to Nov. 17.For more information contact the North Bergen Public Library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.The main library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. The Kennedy branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd. The Guttenberg Resource Center is in the Galaxy Towers Mall at 7002 Kennedy Blvd., Guttenberg.NBPD detective promoted to sergeantPolice Det. Edgar Mendez is now Det. Sgt. Edgar Mendez, after being promoted in a ceremony inside town chambers on Sept. 5. Mayor Nicholas Sacco presided over the swearing-in along with Police Chief Robert Dowd.Joining them in offering high praise for Sgt. Mendez were Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and Commissioners Julio Marenco and Allen Pascual. Friends and family members filled the chamber, alongside many members of the NBPD and the State Police, with whom Mendez also served while on loan from the township.A martial artist and skilled instructor, Mendez has worked undercover and narcotics. He joined the NBPD in 2005 and has been a detective since 2012. He emigrated from Cuba at the age of 8. 1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯center_img ×  1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯last_img read more

Museum Seeks Pieces of Ocean City Surfing History

first_imgSam Ballam was 19 when this photo was taken in the summer of 1969. He holds a board purchased for $100 at the Surf n’ Sand Shop, which was at Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The board is now on display at the Ocean City Historical Museum. The Ocean City Historical Museum has plans for a summer 2016 exhibit that will detail the history of surfing in Ocean City.Surfing has been an integral part of life in Ocean City for more than a half-century.The Ocean City Historical Society is looking for photographs, surfboards, wetsuits, posters, advertisements, interviews, newspaper articles and videos to contribute to the upcoming exhibit. Community members willing to loan surf memorabilia can contact Jeff McGranahan by email at [email protected], by phone at 609-399-1801 or by Facebook message on the Ocean City Historical Museum page.The exhibit could be a precursor to a future full-time Ocean City surfing museum, though a 2014 proposal to integrate the Ocean City Historical Museum, Ocean City Beach Patrol historical exhibit (currently housed at the Bayside Center on the bay between Fifth and Sixth streets) and a collection of surfboards and surf memorabilia from the Matera family at a single location in the downtown Stainton’s building will not move forward.Surfing in Ocean City took off in the 1960s. Ocean City Recreation Director Don Pileggi embraced surfing as a sport and started the Spring Fling surf contest. Around this time the Ocean City Surfing Association was formed and the Turkey Trot surf contest began.George Gerlach and Dan Heritage opened two of the first surf shops in the area: Surfers Supplies and Heritage, respectively. Both community members were inducted to the first class of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame and to the 1996 class of the East Coast Hall of Fame. The surfing tradition lives on with each new generation of students competing on Ocean City High School’s surf team, and with some even moving on to the professional ranks.last_img read more

Report

first_imgImports of macadamia nuts are experiencing year-on-year growth, according to the latest figures published, with the baking industry also seeing increased use of the nut. In 2008, macadamia nut imports rose by 45%, from 500 to 737 tonnes. However, consumption of these nuts is thought to be much higher, as the figures do not include the quantity of the nut imported as part of fruit and nut mixes.”In the last 18 months, the industry has received an increase in enquiries from NPD professionals at bakeries looking to take advantage of the rise in consumption of macadamia nuts,” commented Anna Mosek, a spokesperson for the Macadamia Advice Centre. “Some companies, including retailer Waitrose and artisan baker Stoats, have already launched macadamia cereal bars and we expect to see more products coming on to the market in due course.”According to the report, the UK has become the fastest-growing market for this type of nut in Europe. Global consumption reached 27,000mt, of which 5,954mt was imported to Europe – a 24% rise.This increase is thought to be partly due to investment from the Australian and South African growers’ associations, via their UK campaign. Now in its second year, the campaign aims to create consumer demand by raising awareness of the unique taste and nutrition benefits of macadamia nuts.last_img read more