first_img The Trainline (LSE:TRN) share price crashed by over 20% on Thursday after the government announced a shake-up of UK’s railways. A new state-owned body called Great British Railways (GBR) will be created to try to simplify the current system.Great British Railways will be responsible for the infrastructure, running and planning the network, and setting fares and timetables. In a blow to the Trainline share price, GBR will also sell tickets online.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Trainline share price at riskTrainline is an online train ticketing business. GBR selling train tickets could force Trainline to change its business model completely.Under the proposed reforms, GBR will also offer flexible season tickets. After the pandemic restrictions end, commuting patterns are expected to change. More people will move to hybrid ways of working with less commuting.Even before these reforms, Trainline struggled to produce a profit. It floated on the stock market in June 2019 at 350p, and the pandemic hit less than a year later. The Trainline share price currently trades below its initial float price.Given the shifting commuter patterns demanding more flexibility, and significant competition from GBR, I think the Trainline share price is at risk of further weakness. Could changing tracks help?In its latest financial report covering the 12 months to 28 February 2021, Trainline reported net ticket sales that were 21% lower than the prior year. Looking ahead, the company noted positive signs of recovery with ticket sales increasing as lockdowns ease. The GBR announcement significantly overshadows the company’s plans and prospects now, in my opinion.Despite the potential damage to its profitability, there are several initiatives the company could implement to aid the Trainline share price. Restructuring, cost-cutting, or a shift in business model could completely change its prospects and potentially benefit the share price.Also, the Trainline app is popular with users. It consistently scores highly for customer satisfaction. It remains to be seen whether consumers stay loyal to the app. However, I will not be adding the shares to my portfolio.Pedal powerIn addition to shifting commuting patterns, the pandemic could affect several other industries and companies.Sticking with the mobility theme, cycling usage increased by 22% in outer London from spring 2019 to autumn 2020. The changing patterns aren’t just restricted to London. According to the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), the continent’s cities spent €1bn on Covid-19-related cycling measures in 2020. The growing trend in electric bikes and scooters should also add to overall cycling demand.One cycling retailer that could benefit is Halfords (LSE:HFD). The company, which also offers motoring services and parts reported a 60% jump in annual profit. In its last trading update in March, it said its overall business has been performing stronger than anticipated despite volatile trading.In my opinion, Halfords shares look reasonably priced. Earnings estimates are growing, and it offers a reasonable return on equity. Furthermore, its dividend could be reinstated providing investors with some additional income.However, there are also some risks to consider. It remains to be seen if the growing cycling trends will continue post pandemic. Greater flexibility from GBR’s new train fares could pull people back to trains. Competition from online-only retailers could also have an impact over the longer term. That said, I think the pros currently outweigh the cons. I’d consider adding some shares to my Stocks and Shares ISA. Trainline share price crashes 20%. Here’s what I’d do now Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Harshil Patel has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Scarlets have been working hard behind the scenes over the past three months to secure the services of a number of key players within their squad for next season and beyond and will make announcements on all the region’s contract extensions and signings in due course.Nigel Davies added: “I am very comfortable with what we have achieved in terms of securing the talents of our core Scarlets players going forward. This group has progressed significantly over the past 18 months and we will continue our investment in developing Welsh talent from within our region – that is key to our philosophy and values and our future direction as a rugby business. “We expect to make these announcements post Six Nations when our whole group is back together within our environment here at Parc y Scarlets.” The Scarlets have confirmed that 30 year-old centre Regan King will leave the region at the end of his contract this summer after six seasons in Llanelli. The once-capped All Black has been a valued member of the Scarlets squad for the past six years and more recently has played an important role in helping advance the development of the Scarlets own fast-emerging backs talent – including international centre Jon Davies this season’s star performer Gareth Maule.King will join French champions and Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne next season on a new three-year contract. He joined the Scarlets in May 2005.Known for his superb handling skills, agility and finesse on the field, Regan King returned to form this season after being absent in the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 seasons after picking up a career threatening hamstring injury in February 2009 which kept him off the field for a year. Scarlets Head Coach Nigel Davies said: “Regan has been a great asset within our rugby set-up for many years now and as a player has skills and qualities which you just don’t find everywhere. He’s a true rugby talent and it’s been great to see him come back strongly this season. His contribution and experience as one of our senior players has been particularly significant in recent seasons – our backs have without doubt benefited from playing and training alongside him, appreciating the quality he brings to the game and learning from his great skills, timing and ability with the ball.”“Regan’s contract with us concluded this summer and he goes with our best wishes to France where at this stage in his career he’ll have some great opportunities. The French clubs are staking a major claim for some of the top players in Europe at this time and evidently have the budgets and resources to do so. We’re very grateful to Regan for his contribution over the past six seasons and wish him and his family well in France.”King, who was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and has a British father, achieved his All Blacks cap against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in November 2002. He was previously with Stade Francais before leaving after six months to join the Scarlets in the 2005/2006 season. He has appeared 135 times for the region and scored 185 points. This season King has appeared 19 times and scored four tries. Regan King said: “I’d like to thank everyone at the Scarlets, the coaching team, the players and all the supporters for a great six years. It’s been a massive honour to be part of this great club, with its history and spirit. My family has always been made to feel really at home here and we’ve enjoyed our time in Llanelli – we’ve made great friends and our children were born here so it will always be a special place for us. “You’ve got to admire the work being done by the Scarlets to develop great new rugby players from within this region and from what I’ve seen, it will be a good thing for the Scarlets future.“It’s been a tough decision to leave as I’ve got a real bond and affinity with the Scarlets and all the boys here as I’ve been here quite a while. They’re a really good bunch of players, it’s a great atmosphere in the group. It’s been a pleasure to train and play alongside them and see some of the younger guys coming through so well now and many of them getting international caps.”“At this stage in my career, the offer from France was one that was right for me and my family and I felt that it’s probably time to move on. I’m grateful to everyone associated with the Scarlets and I’ll go with great memories of both Stradey Park and Parc y Scarlets.” TAGS: Scarlets last_img read more

first_imgMastercard has long been involved in rugby but has dismissed suggestions this partnership has been tacked onto deals in the men’s game, insisting the company is committed to investing in women’s sport.Raja Rajamannar, Mastercard chief marketing and communications officer, said: “This is definitely not an add-on, nor is it something being done for political correctness.“We believe in this cause. We’re investing a humongous amount of money, effort, time behind women’s sports, behind women’s athletes, behind women’s musicians. It’s a company-wide priority and it’s a philosophy we’re trying to bring to life by walking the talk.”World Rugby Women’s Rugby general manager Katie Sadleir added: “We are thrilled to welcome Mastercard on board as our founding partner of Women in Rugby. A core pillar of our ambitious women’s strategic plan is to develop a strong and engaged portfolio of strategic commercial partners committed to long-term investment and support for the women’s game.“I am also very excited by our new Team Powered marketing campaign, which encompasses all the incredible features of women’s rugby and will help us to build on the huge growing number of females involved in our sport in recent years.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. World Rugby has launched a new marketing campaign entitled Team Powered LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Watch: New Women in Rugby campaign‘Team Powered’ is the theme of the new Women in Rugby campaign launched by World Rugby today.Women’s rugby is already a growth area for the game – 2.7m women and girls play worldwide – and the aim of this campaign is to continue that growth by showcasing rugby as the ultimate team sport.World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin said: “Team Powered showcases the unique values, diversity and inclusivity of women’s rugby and will encourage more women and girls to get involved in the sport, on and off the pitch.”The promotional video features France scrum-half Pauline Bourdon, England prop Shaunagh Brown, Japan centre Ayaka Suzuki and USA lock Alycia Washington as well as New Zealand clubs Ponsonby and College Rifles.Watch the new Women in Rugby campaign here…World Rugby has also announced Mastercard as the founding global partner of its Women in Rugby programme. Mastercard are also the first worldwide partner of the 2021 (being played in 2022) and 2025 Rugby World Cups as well as the first global partner of WXV, the new global women’s tournament that starts in 2023.While no monetary figure has been attached to this commercial partnership, Gilpin described it as “transformational”.last_img read more

first_imgManufacturers: Svenneby Sag og Høvleri, Gilje Tre AS, Landheim Gruppen CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway Houses Thomas Thorsnes, Martin Smedsrud “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933865/skogbrynet-houses-r21-arkitekter Clipboard Skogbrynet Houses / R21 ArkitekterSave this projectSaveSkogbrynet Houses / R21 Arkitekter 2018 “COPY” City:OsloCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanText description provided by the architects. Three houses situated in a row, replaces an old villa. The houses share a driveway, while parking and entrances are solved separately on the ground floor in each volume. The sloping terrain allow three levels, and provide the houses with a private garden with entrance from the first floor, completely separated from the driveway.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe ground floor services the rest of the house with storage and bathrooms. An open L-shaped first floor encircles the south facing garden ensuring light in the kitchen, dining and living area. On the second floor, a part of the volume is subtracted, and a terrasse is created.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe subtraction improves the quality of light emitted to the garden, and the overall volume of the project is given a less continuous expression. The fasade is cedar cladding on a concrete base. The windows are enhanced by adding a wooden frame, similarly the edges are given a profile to emphasise the precise shape.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanProject gallerySee allShow lessStreet Art in the Digital Age: Photos, Documents, Urban AgencyArticles”Architecture Doesn’t Exist Without People”: Smith-Clementi on Starting Practice AnewArticles Share CopyAbout this officeR21 ArkitekterOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloOn FacebookNorwayPublished on February 18, 2020Cite: “Skogbrynet Houses / R21 Arkitekter” 18 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Skogbrynet Houses / R21 Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933865/skogbrynet-houses-r21-arkitekter Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Year:  Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 11Curated by Paula Pintos Share Norway ArchDaily Photographs Area:  640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: R21 Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

first_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News May 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns serious access problems to the blog platform desdecuba.com over the past ten days in contradiction of recent official measures to ease Cubans’ access to communications. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more March 31, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free expression must go with better communications, says Reporters Without Borders as blogs prove hard to access CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en center_img Desdecuba.com hosts an online review, Consenso, and six blogs, including Generación Y (http://www.desdecuba.com/generaciony), created in April 2007 by Yoani Sánchez and regularly visited by large numbers of Cubans. More than one million Internet users visited the young blogger’s page in February 2008. Elsewhere, there have been difficulties accessing http://www.cu.clasificados.com and http://www.revolico.net, both posting small advertisements. The public company ETECSA, Cuba’s sole access provider, has not provided any explanation.The problems getting access to website pages comes at the end of a month marked by several announced decisions to ease private acquisition of some consumer goods. And on 28 March the government said it was allowing Cubans to buy mobile phones and that the entire population would have access to a mobile phone service. Three days earlier, it legalised the sale of computers, televisions and tape-recorders and authorised the import of DVDs. Moreover, from today, Cubans are allowed to go into hotels, which were previously reserved for foreigners, allowing them access to the international Internet network.These steps are part of a policy of greater economic openness promoted by Raúl Castro, who officially took over as head of state from his brother, Fidel, on 24 February this year, after 20 months of interim power. He promised Cubans that he would put an end to “excessive bans and regulations”.The Internet in Cuba is highly controlled. There is a “national” network which gives users an email address and allows them to send emails abroad but not to surf the net. The “international” network, which costs three times as much, gives access to foreign news websites like the BBC, Le Monde, and Nuevo Herald (Miami-based Spanish-language daily). But if you type in “google.fr”, for example, you are redirected to the pages of the official Cuban newspaper Granma or the news agency Prensa Latina. Cuba figures on Reporters Without Borders’ list of “Internet Enemies” , which was released on 12 March 2008. News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 15, 2020 Find out more News CubaAmericas News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today expressed concern that Cuban Internet users are struggling to get access to blogs on the desdecuba.com platform that hosts, among others, one of the most popular in the country, Generación Y, a blog run by Yoani Sánchez. The platform (www.desdecuba.com) has been inaccessible from public connection points in cybercafés and hotels since 2O March. The few private connections, used for professional reasons or in secret, take at least 20 minutes to download the home page. Editing and moderating posts has become impossible.“It is hard to believe that after ten days desdecuba.com is simply having technical problems, even if there is a real problem getting an Internet connection from Cuba. This situation is in contradiction to recent steps taken by the authorities to ease access for Cubans to communications, especially the Internet,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Since you cannot have one without the other, the promise of greater openness given by Raúl Castro must include greater freedom of expression.” to go furtherlast_img read more

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 SMART Medical Systems receives Additional FDA Clearance for its G-EYE® Colonoscope, and Commences Clinical Work in the USA Facebook Twitter Twitter TAGS  center_img Previous articleThe Worldwide Virtualized Evolved Packet Core Industry is Expected to Reach $13.7 Billion by 2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleQuantumScape Announces an Amendment to the Warrant Agreement to Advance the Exercise Date of the Public Warrants Digital AIM Web Support RA’ANANA, Israel, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative endoscopy products, announced the initiation of commercial and clinical effort in the USA, following issuance of a second FDA clearance for its flagship G-EYE® Colonoscope, based on Fujifilm’s 510(k) cleared colonoscopes. The G-EYE® Colonoscope is a 510(k) cleared colonoscope, remanufactured by SMART to include a proprietary balloon at its distal bending section. SMART’s FDA cleared G-EYE® Colonoscopes include selected models of the leading endoscope brands – Fujifilm, Olympus, and Pentax. Withdrawal of the G-EYE® Colonoscope with the balloon moderately inflated during colonoscopy, assists in controlling the colonoscope’s field of view and positioning. In published clinical studies, G-EYE® colonoscopy demonstrated substantial increase over standard colonoscopy in the detection of pre-cancerous polyps which are the precursors of colon cancer (GIE 2019; 89: 545-553; and Endoscopy 2015; 47: 238–244). The first G-EYE® installation in the USA took place at NYU Langone Health in collaboration with Fujifilm. Following initial procedures and live case demonstration during the NYSGE Annual Course’s live endoscopy session, hosted by NYU Langone Health in December, the G-EYE® is being used in the NYU Langone endoscopy unit. “I am now using the G-EYE® integrated balloon to gain better stability of the scope during withdrawal and increase colon surface area exposure,” said Dr. Seth Gross, Clinical Chief in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NYU Langone Health. “The effect of the G-EYE® balloon has been shown in clinical studies to be a valuable and innovative new tool in the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.” “We are excited to be the first medical center in the USA performing colonoscopy with the G-EYE® Colonoscope, and providing the newest-available technology to our patients,” said Dr. Mark Pochapin, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health. Brian Cochrane, CCO of SMART’s US subsidiary, said, “Following the seamless and flawless integration of the G-EYE® into routine use at NYU Langone Health, we are confident it can become a natural and valuable tool for any GI practice, may it be academic, community hospital or an ambulatory endoscopy center.” “We are committed to our mission of making the G-EYE® a standard of care in colonoscopy,” added Gadi Terliuc, SMART’s CEO. “Solid clinical data and close interaction with the clinical community will pave the way for broad acceptance of the G-EYE® technology in daily routine.” Drs. Gross and Pochapin report no conflicts of interest with SMART Medical Systems. About SMART Medical Systems SMART Medical Systems is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of innovative medical devices in the field of gastro-intestinal (GI) endoscopy. SMART’s unique approach is to use available brand name endoscopes and address key challenges in contemporary endoscopy. SMART’s CE Marked and FDA cleared NaviAid™ product family is commercially distributed in key global markets. With its partnership with Fujifilm and PENTAX Medical, SMART’s G-EYE® colonoscopy solution is currently adopted by two of the three industry leaders in GI endoscopy imaging. SMART is headquartered in Israel, and operates in the United States through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SMART GI Inc. For more information, please visit: www.smartmedsys.com/us/. Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1438207/G—EYE—760R—Colonoscope.jpg Logo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1086517/Smart—Medical—Systems—Logo.jpg Contacts: Brian Cochrane – CCO +1-201-661-3795 [email protected] View original content to download multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/smart-medical-systems-receives-additional-fda-clearance-for-its-g-eye-colonoscope-and-commences-clinical-work-in-the-usa-301228730.html SOURCE Smart Medical Systems Ltd Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img TAGS  Local NewsStateUS News Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexicocenter_img WhatsApp A man tries to hand out flyers explaining policy changes to asylum seekers waiting in Mexico, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration’s signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end. Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePhil Mickelson returns to seniors with appearance in ArizonaNext articleWoman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img Top News of The Week Feb 11 – 16, 2013 USNS Spearhead Pays Maiden Visit to Port of St. PetersburgMilitary Sealift Command’s (MSC) first joint high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), made its first port visit to the Port of St. Petersburg Feb. 10. USCG Cutter Vigorous Provides Assistance to Disabled Cruise ShipThe US Coast Guard is maintaining communication with a cruise ship that has lost main propulsion and is dead in the water approximately 136 miles north of Merida, Mexico Sunday. View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of The Week Feb 11 – 16, 2013 View post tag: of View post tag: Feb View post tag: Naval Removal of USS Guardian Faces Another ChallengeThe removal operation of the grounded USS Guardian has been faced with another challenge this week, with SMIT Borneo crane barge’s inability to safely anchor at the Tubbataha Reef, the Philippines, Stars and Stripe  website reported. View post tag: the Dutch Navy Sailors Practice Replenishment at Sea Using British Training RigSailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy have practiced re-storing a ship at sea with fuel and other essential supplies, using the training facilities at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 16 Share this article View post tag: Defence Spanish Replenishment Oiler ESPS Cantabria Demonstrates Her VersatilityThe last two weeks of January have been a busy period for ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and her embarked RAN DET. Having successfully navigated the Suez Canal, Cantabria entered the Gulf of Aden (GoA) area of operations. View post tag: Navy View post tag: week View post tag: Top View post tag: 11 View post tag: 2013 February 17, 2013 AGHAM Calls for Naval, Ship-Building Self-RelianceIn light of the recent Tubbataha incident, activist scientist group AGHAM or Advocates of Science and Technology for the People called on the Philippine government to build a national ship-building industry that will strengthen the country’s capacity to protect its own territory and marine resources.last_img read more

first_imgThe Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office graduated twenty-three (23) new confinement officers from the Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Jail Officers Course today. Officers from Vanderburgh, Pike, Tipton, Tippecanoe, Dubois, Gibson, Warrick and Spencer counties completed the Basic Jail Officer’s Course.In 2006, the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board approved the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office as a regional training site for this forty (40) hour course, which is required of all newly hired jail officers during their first year. The new officers were instructed in subjects such as ethics, tactical communication, report writing, jail operations, physical security, searches, evidence gathering, booking and admissions, bloodborne pathogens, cultural awareness, suicide prevention, mental illness and legal issues.The regional officers will return to their respective agencies next week in order to continue additional facility-specific training. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office confinement officers will spend the next two weeks attending additional classroom and practical training, which will include topics such as housing unit supervision, gang identification, defensive and physical tactics, record keeping and practical scenarios. Upon completion of the classroom training, the new confinement officers will be assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) for an additional ten (10) weeks before being permitted to work alone.At any given time the Sheriff’s Office houses over 675 inmates within the confines of a 146,500 square foot facility. As an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy accredited provider, the Sheriff’s Office accepts applications from outside agencies to attend the Basic Jail Officers Course at our facility. Pictured above: Jail Officers Course – Class 2018-108FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_img“I have no idea what made me look to the side,” Bill said, but the 36 year old Marmora resident, who served on the Beach Patrol for several summers in the 1990s knew something wasn’t right.Without saying one word to Becky, he exited a side door and handed his phone and wallet to an unidentified bystander who was standing outside the auditorium along the pier’s railing.“The lady said she would watch my stuff and I just assessed the situation and took off.” Other officers were on the rock jetty attempting to reach the swimmers with flotation cans.Ocean City Police Captain Steve Ang identified “Class II Officer Abraham, as the member of the department who entered the water to play a major role in the rescue.Bill Jenkins vaulted over the side of the pier and rushed into the surf, swimming out to reach the youngster, grabbing the boy and steadying him. Meanwhile Officer Abraham had plucked two other bathers from the surf and headed toward Jenkins and the boy.“I told the officer I had (the boy secured) and to swim back in. I could see surf rescue was on the scene and would be out momentarily.”“There was no verbal communication between us,” Jenkins said.  “He relaxed and became a lot more calm as I held him and rubbed his belly.”Jenkins, who had broken his elbow in an accident less than a month before, managed to hold the boy’s head above the water line while the tide pounded him into the rocks. He suffered several cuts and scrapes to both legs and one of his arms as he shielded the youngster from the rocks.Charlie Bowman, also an OCBP Alum and an OCFD Deputy Chief, followed Bill Jenkins out of the concert and ran down to the beach to assist.He said that the first rescue team arrived less than two minutes following the 9-1-1 call. It was headed by Bowman’s brother Bill, also an OCFD Deputy Chief.  Charlie Bowman said Ryan Clark, a member of the Rescue B unit, was the first to paddle out and reach Jenkins and the would-be victim.  Tim Young, also of Rescue B, entered the surf and paddled a rescue board out to assist.Jenkins handed the boy over to Clark, who transported him to shore. Jenkins swam around the jetty to the south side of the rocks and finally exited the water.“The take away from this incident is to respect the ocean and to only swim on guarded beaches,” Jenkins said. The waves might be nonexistent and the ocean might seem clam he said, but that does not necessarily mean the rip currents and undertow won’t be present.According to the OCFD, the boy’s parents witnessed everything from the beach. Their son was evaluated on-scene by Ocean City Emergency Management Services and taken to Shore Medical Center as a precaution.  “He was shaken, but he was OK,” a Fire Department source said.With the operation carried out successfully, there was nothing more for Jenkins to do but return to the Music Pier and watch the rest of the Hooters concert, he said.“I just did what most people would have done in that situation (with the proper training), Jenkins said.“I knew rescue was on the way but that I could get out there sooner than they could. And I knew that the boy was struggling and the whole situation could have gotten ugly very quickly.  We could’ve had a very different conversation today.”One of the bystanders bought Bill a T-Shirt from a vendor so that he would have a dry garment to put on. However, Bill said his clothes had begun air drying at that point, so he just kept them on for the rest of the show.“I did get a nice Hooter’s T-shirt as a souvenir,” he said. The night started out care-free enough. Just good friends going out to enjoy the Hooters Concert at the Music Pier. By Tim Kelly“That’s why we were here tonight,” Becky Jenkins said from her vantage point on the 9th Street Beach.It’s often said that in life, things happen for a reason.On Tuesday night, the “reason” was to save the life of a young boy.The “thing” was Becky’s attendance with husband Bill at a concert at the Ocean City Music Pier. It continued with Bill’s noticing something wasn’t right on the beach, bolting from the show, vaulting the railing of the pier, dropping to the sand 10 feet below, sprinting into the surf and swimming out to rescue the boy.The would-be victim had been carried out to deep water by the rip current and kept in place by a strong undertow. The boy clung precariously to his boogie board as the current pulled him close to the rock jetty.  Jenkins reached him and held the boy’s head above water until the surf rescue unit arrived.Then, dripping wet, he returned to the concert, featuring Philadelphia 1980s music legends The Hooters.“Honestly I didn’t remember The Hooters,” said Bill. “When I heard some of their songs I remembered them.  They’re good.”The decision to take in the show with Becky and a group of friends including Charlie and Jennifer Bowman, was mostly last minute, Becky said.“Our date nights don’t always work out,” said Becky who tried five different potential babysitters without success until the Bowmans’ daughter Kelsea became available to watch Billy and Mackenzie. Bill made it back to Ocean City from his job as Director of Marine Services at Hudson Engineering in the Cherry Hill area in time and the friends rode to the show on bikes from the Bowman’s house.The concert started around 7:30 p.m. and was in full swing when Bill who was seated near the end of Row P opposite the left side of the stage, saw something out of the corner of his eye. It was a police officer sprinting on the beach toward the water’s edge.Official details of the incident were still sketchy on Wednesday night. Police reports were not immediately available. However, according to the Ocean City Fire Department’s dispatch report, a 9-1-1 call came in at 8:15 p.m. stating that swimmers were in distress on the 9th St. beach.last_img read more