The National Weather Service is warning about the possibility of flash flooding in Ocean City through Friday morning. Photo is of flooding from March 2018. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 4 p.m. Tuesday through 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement by Ocean City officials. While flash flooding is a condition that typically occurs near rivers, Ocean City can experience conditions similar to flash flooding if heavy rain coincides with high tide. The latest forecast calls for 1 to 3 inches of rain to fall Tuesday evening with higher amounts possible. A new moon high tide on the bay side of Ocean City (at the Ninth Street Bridge) will come at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday.Residents and guests are asked to closely monitor the forecast and weather conditions. Numerous rounds of strong storms are expected through the end of the week, and similar watches may be issued by the NWS. Some of the storms could include strong winds and hail.Residents should be prepared to move vehicles. Please don’t be caught off-guard. Flash flooding can impact parts of the island that don’t typically experience tidal flooding. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).High tides at the Ninth Street Bridge include:9:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 159:39 a.m. Wednesday, May 169:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 1610:29 a.m. Thursday, May 1710:44 p.m. Thursday, May 17For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For police and fire department emergencies call 911. For non-emergencies call 609-399-9111.
Healthcare, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Kristine Howard and Senator Tim Kearney to discuss the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to protect women’s health care, now more than ever amid COVID-19 and the Supreme Court vacancy.Under the ACA, a wide variety of preventive care is available to women free of charge, including annual mammograms and well-woman visits, birth control and breastfeeding support. Additionally, women are protected from being charged more simply for being women, or for becoming pregnant.“My administration has consistently pushed for improvements in women’s health care,” Gov. Wolf said. “Those improvements support the gains in free preventive care and the protections for pre-existing conditions that the ACA provides. That gives women needed control over their own health, but that control – and access to affordable coverage for many Pennsylvanians – is in jeopardy right now.”Also, amid COVID, health care inequities have been magnified and women of color, who have felt those inequities long before the pandemic, have much to lose if the ACA is dismantled or repealed. Health outcomes for women of color are worse than those for white women. They are more likely to be hospitalized due to asthma, diabetes, and COPD compared to white women, and more likely to give birth to a stillborn baby than white women. In 2018, black women were five times more likely to be living with chronic Hepatitis B compared to white women.The Wolf Administration has steadfastly worked to improve access to quality health care and health care coverage for all women, despite efforts by the federal government to undermine women’s rights to health care.When a group of Republican Attorneys General brought a suit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA, President Trump made the highly unusual decision to have the Department of Justice fight to invalidate a federal law. To have the federal government seek to deprive Americans of health care coverage is deeply concerning at any time, but especially in the midst of a pandemic.“A radical change to the United States Supreme Court could lead to the end of the Affordable Care Act and the legal precedent of Roe v. Wade,” said Rep. Howard. “We have a responsibility to protect the thousands of Pennsylvanians who would lose their health care and the women who would lose their right to make their own choices in matters of reproductive health.”“The Trump Administration is in federal court trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act and rip away health coverage from millions of people,” Sen. Kearney said. “More than 5 million people in Pennsylvania who have pre-existing conditions will see their premiums increase dramatically or lose their coverage altogether. Especially during a global pandemic, we should be strengthening the ACA to reduce costs and expand coverage. We need to fight back because lives hang in the balance.”The governor was also joined by Kathryn Kolbert, a reproductive rights attorney who argued Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 Supreme Court case widely credited with saving Roe v. Wade.“The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court will place in jeopardy both the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade, denying millions of American women access to safe and affordable health care,” said Kolbert. “Senator Toomey, the women of Pennsylvania will remember if you forsake women’s health in this political power grab. Let the voters decide whether President Trump or President Biden will select the next Supreme Court Justice.”“All women deserve more access to better health care, not more problems created by politicians,” said Gov. Wolf. “There is no role for government to step between a woman and her doctor for any health care decision. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that Pennsylvania women retain access to affordable, quality health care.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf: We Must Protect the ACA and Access to Health Care for Women Amid COVID-19 and Supreme Court Vacancy October 01, 2020
Rome: At 17, Cristiano Ronaldo was “best” at whatever he did and that reminded his former Sporting Lisbon teammate Rodrigo Tello of basketball legend Michael Jordan. “I had the opportunity to be a teammate of a phenomenal footballer like him,” Tello, who spent six years at Sporting between 2001 and 2007, told Record. “Cristiano Ronaldo’s mentality was totally different from that of a 17-year-old boy. We played football and he was the best, we played billiards and he was the best, we did the weights and he was the one who lifted the most. He reminded me of Michael Jordan, a competitive person in everything. He did personalized training, even on match day.” Ronaldo left Portugal side Lisbon to join English Premier League giants Manchester United and from then on became one of the world’s most sought-after footballers. He joined Real Madrid and now plays for Italian champions Juventus. The Portuguese striker, 35, is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Recently, World Cup-winning former Brazil captain Cafu said it is difficult to pick between ‘powers of world football’ Ronaldo and Argentine Lionel Messi. “We’re talking about the two powers of world football. They’ve been at the top for 15 years. One has won six awards, the other five. It’s so hard to pick between them. They’re both magnificent players,” Cafu told FIFA in an interview. Juventus center-back Matthijs de Ligt also said recently that it is difficult to believe that Ronaldo is 35-years-old when one sees him training. Calling the Portuguese superstar as the best striker of his generation, 20-year-old De Ligt said that Ronaldo is a huge inspiration for younger players. (IANS)Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Dr. Mukul Sangma, Former CM, Meghalaya in an exclusive chat with Oineetom Ojah