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Friday 21 January 2011 3:53 pm FTSE closes the week on a high Show Comments ▼ whatsapp alison.lock ENERGY stocks led the FTSE into a rebound today following the sharp sell-offs seen in the past two days’ sessions.The FTSE 100 closed up 28.34 points, or 0.5 per cent, at 5,896.25, having hit a five-week closing low on Thursday.Royal Bank of Scotland was by far the biggest riser, up 6.5 per cent to 44.94p on reports it was in negotiations to leave the government’s asset protection scheme early. Analysts estimated it could make £100m from exiting the scheme.Lloyds Banking Group also gained 0.8 per cent in sympathy with the move.The index still closed more than 40 points below its high for the day, with volume at 145 per cent of the average of the last 90 trading days.“A lot of short-term traders who bought in this morning after the sharp recent sell-off have achieved their aims and sold up,” said Ed Woolfitt, head of trading at Galvan.Some of the shares that were hardest hit in the sell-off this week were the strongest gainers, such as Weir Group, which bounced 2.23 per cent to close at 1,653p.Search software firm Autonomy gained 3.93 per cent to 1,480p, helped by news of two licence deals for its Intelligent Data Operating Layer product.“Technology shares got a nice boost after some broker upgrades across the sector, and this effect has rippled through to ARM Holdings, which pushed higher,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets.“Autonomy has joined RBS near the top of the leader board and started to claw back some ground after its recent declines, as it announced two more new contract wins to make it six this week,” he added.Energy shares provided the bulk of the gains for the blue-chip index, with BG Group up 1.1 per cent and Royal Dutch Shell up 1.3 per cent, supported by new “buy” recommendations from Investec Securities.Miners also recovered following recent sharp falls after soaring growth data from China raised fears of further interest rate rises there.Among the fallers, luxury goods group Burberry shed 1.3 per cent to 1,031p, extending Thursday’s falls on worries over the impact of any Chinese rate rise on its key Asian markets.Solid figures from conglomerate General Electric helped US shares rise, but disappointing results from Bank of America kept the gains in check.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 53.81 points, or 0.46 per cent, at 11,876.61. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 6.78 points, or 0.53 per cent, at 1,287.04. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 10.90 points, or 0.40 per cent, at 2,715.19.“Wall Street has joined in the party mood, with earnings from GE far exceeding expectations and helping deflect attention from the chunky impairment charge lodged by Bank of America,” said Ben Critchley, a sales trader at IG Index. whatsapp Share Tags: NULL
Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls 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 North Carolina group explores partnership in Costa Rica In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY 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 Featured Events Province IX Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Washington, DC An exploratory group from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington, North Carolina, visited the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica the week of Aug. 5 in search of a partnership relationship. Here Tom Lambeth and Morgan Kernodle pose with students from the Hogar Escuela in Barrio Cuba. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – San José, Costa Rica] It may have been love at first sight.On a recent Tuesday morning, a priest, a pediatrician, a judge and a schoolteacher walked into the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica’s Hogar Escuela, or “Home School,” in the Barrio Cuba section of San José to find 160 children aged six months to 12 years dressed in matching blue and white checked tops and navy blue bottoms.“The program started here 50 years ago with 10 children, in four years there were 40… ,” explained Costa Rica Bishop Hector Monterroso, adding the school primarily serves children of single mothers in one of San José’s poorest neighborhoods where it’s not uncommon for drug dealers to work the corners.“The children think that this is normal,” he said.The school serves as something of an oasis; with everything from its covered playground – it rains nine months of the year in Costa Rica – to the paint colors that encourage calm and learning. By providing the children with the best possible care and environment for play and for learning, the school’s staff, which includes two chaplains, hopes to prepare them for a brighter future.“We support the children with good education, nutrition, technology and values. By providing a safe place and a different environment [for the children], maybe we can break the cycle [of poverty],” said Monterroso.ExplorationThe school in Barrio Cuba was the first of two schools the group from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington, North Carolina, would visit that day. The second is modeled after the first, in Heredia, a densely populated, industrial city just north of San José, serves children from but in the Gaurarí, an even poorer area populated mainly by Nicaraguan immigrants.“This is an exploratory group, “said Dr. Shannon McQueen, the pediatrician. “To see what needs fit our talents.”“We hope it [the partnership] will become crystal clear,” she said, adding that the group will present a plan to the vestry and the church and together discern the path forward.In January, the Rev. Adam Shoemaker, rector, approached the church’s vestry proposing an international partnership; it concurred and the group spent the week of Aug. 5 in Costa Rica exploring a parish-companion relationship.Shoemaker served as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary in the Rio de Janeiro suburb portrayed in the 2002 film “City of God” before becoming a parish priest.“This is the fruit of the YASC program; it has continued to work in my heart and my mind ever since,” he said, in an interview with ENS in Costa Rica.“Some might ask, ‘why go so far away?’” said Shoemaker, explaining that international service “helps us value that we are part of a larger church and deepens our faith.”International mission work, he added, also informs Holy Comforter’s local work, which includes a tutoring program at Newlin Elementary School, a nearby underperforming elementary school.In part Holy Comforter’s desire to partner with one of the church in Costa Rica’s six programs is fueled by North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry’s Galilee Initiative, which challenges members to go out into the community and the Anglican Communion, said Tom Lambeth, a judge, who serves on the vestry and the church’s mission and outreach committee.CompanionshipThe Diocese of North Carolina and the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica have been in a companion relationship since 1995. A companion diocese coordinator serves in Costa Rica facilitating the relationship and handling trip planning and arrangements, functioning as the bishop’s English-language secretary and his chaplain during pastoral visits, said Clarence Fox, a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina, who recently finished his service as the diocesan coordinator.“The position is the go-between between the two dioceses making sure Costa Rica is clear about what North Carolina has in mind [and vice versa],” said Fox.An exploratory group from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington, North Carolina, visited the Episcopal Church in Costa Rica the week of Aug. 5. From left, Tom Lambeth, Clarence Fox (second row) Dr. Shannon McQueen, Morgan Kernodle , the Rev. Adam Shoemaker, and Costa Rica Bishop Hector Montorroso. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIn the same way the exploratory group is approaching its partnership, the church in Costa Rica seeks to match its talents and resources with a community’s needs.Each of the 19 churches and missions in the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica are encouraged to have a plan based in the church’s three-pronged strategic plan, which includes expansion of the church, Christian education/theological reflection and Christian testimony through outreach, or mission. In addition to a plan, the bi-vocational priests must have a plan to finance it.“We discuss different points of mission interest and then we discern where we can match our work,” said Monterroso. “It’s not possible to close our eyes when we are in the middle of problem.”A half-century ago, the congregation of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in downtown San José opened its eyes to the problems poor people faced in Barrio Cuba and decided to get involved. The school, which has since grown to include its own congregation, Iglesia Episcopal San Felipe y Santiago, operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to accommodate the schedules of working parents. Monthly tuition is paid on a sliding scale from zero to $220. What it doesn’t raise in tuition toward its $400,000 annual operating budget, it makes up through government subsidies, grants and donor support, said Monterroso.“We trust in God. We don’t have the resources to function every year, we have to look for the resources to function and every year we find them,” he said.Twenty-five percent of Costa Rica’s 4.7 million residents live below the poverty line, compared with 42.5 percent of the 5.8 million residents in nearby Nicaragua. On average 50 percent of the people in Central America live below the poverty line.Unlike other Central American countries to the north – El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – Costa Rica is not plagued by gang violence and drug trafficking has not reached significant levels, said Monterosso.Still, the country is not immune to poverty, drugs and violence. You might miss Gaurarí, if you don’t know it exists. But behind a shopping mall in Heredia is an area of shacks and government housing that is home to a large number of immigrants from neighboring Nicaragua: there are some 400,000 Nicaraguans in Costa Rica.Clarence Fox, left, former diocesan partnership coordinator, talks about the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, North Carolina’s, role in building the Hogar Escuela in Heredia, as Tom Lambeth, Bishop Hector Montorroso and Sandra Cardona look on. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceBuilding on its successes in Barrio Cuba, Cristo Resucitado, a burgeoning congregation that worships in an apartment a few miles away, opened a second Hogar Escuela in Heredia in early July, to serve the children and parents living in Gaurarí.“This school is the result of hearing the needs of the community and responding as a shepherd would. It has involved a lot of shepherds: the one who gave the land – and then gave a bigger piece of land, those who designed this school, those who helped to build and supply the building, and supervise its construction, and those who have painted these murals,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during the school’s June 29 dedication. “This school has been prepared to receive many lambs, to feed and nurture them in body, mind, and spirit. It will need the continuing shepherding of teachers and cooks and overseers who will help keep it healthy and moving toward good pasture.”“If this school becomes the home or shelter for which it is named, it will reach out to the wider community to feed and tend the lambs and sheep who live around here, including some who will never enter this place. That shepherding begins with the first students who come here….”During a visit to the school, Monterroso explained that the man from whom the church bought the land, after seeing the presiding bishop on television during the February 2009 ground breaking and gaining a better understanding of the project, offered the church a slightly larger piece of land across the street.Some of the children attending the Hogar Escuela come from Gaurarí, an area behind a shopping center where people have built tin shacks. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceMany of the immigrants from Nicaragua have settled in shacks, said Sandra Cardona, the administrative director of both schools and the bishop’s wife.“We use the term ‘precario,’ to describe them,” she said, meaning those who live precariously. “We empower them to go out and look for jobs. Make them believe that they are capable of doing more for themselves and their child.”The most difficult challenge the staff at the Heredia Escuela face, said Cardona, is changing the mother’s mentality of poverty.“Here what we’ve seen are many teenage moms, children raising children, there are no opportunities for them; their mothers didn’t have opportunities,” said Cardona, adding that’s why the school works with both the mothers and the children. “The children don’t have problems, they inherit problems.”The children who attend Hogar Escuela in Barrio Cuba mostly have working mothers, but that program, Cardona acknowledged, has been around for half a century. The Heredia school now has more than 35 students, and also operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.Prior to the opening of the school, the church with the help of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson and other mission groups ran a vacation Bible school in a building next to the police station in Gaurarí. With 40 percent of the labor provided by mission groups, the $750,000 school project was constructed over three years, said Monterroso.Strong relationshipsThe companion agreement between Costa Rica and North Carolina is based in relationship and exchange, the bishop said.The Diocese of North Carolina and the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica approach their 18-year companion relationship as an exercise in mutual discernment. A 2012-15 strategic plan passed by the Diocese of Costa Rica’s 2011 convention was compiled by the companion officer and a representative of the Diocese of North Carolina and assessed the physical and spiritual needs of each of the church in Costa Rica’s parishes and missions, and sought to identify opportunities for long-term partnership.“In the Anglican Communion we hold dear endeavors that build and strengthen ‘bonds of affection’ between geographically distance and culturally different locations within the church,” said North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Anne E. Hodges-Copple, in an e-mail message to ENS. “Such bonds don’t exist in a merely theological or historical way. They are divine gifts we are invited to nurture in real and tangible ways. The exchanges between our two dioceses have built real relationships, real companionship, real conversation between and among individuals, vestries and parishes.“In other words, these relationships become sacramental in nature – outward and visible signs of God’s healing grace. Such companionship among people from different cultural backgrounds reveals that our particularity and diversity is also part of our catholicity,” she added.“To be ‘catholic’ is to recognize that my particularity must serve to build up the whole,” she said.Hodges-Copple a “particularly compelling example of mutual benefit” has been an effort to hold vestry trainings in both dioceses. “Vestry members who have participated in these events have had their own sense of call and purpose strengthened by learning from the experience of others,” she said.A mural in the all-purpose room at the Hogar Escuela in Heredia shows all of the major world religions, making it clear that the school is open to everyone. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceLike most of Latin America, Costa Rica is a majority Roman Catholic country, where the laity is used to top-down style of governance, so it’s been helpful for the laity in vestry roles to learn about how vestries operate from their counterparts in North Carolina, Monterosso explained.It’s also been helpful for Costa Rican clergy to spend time learning about the history of the Episcopal Church and studying English in North Carolina, and for North Carolina clergy to study Spanish in Costa Rica, he added.It was the quest for a cross-cultural experience that made sixth-grade teacher Morgan Kernodle want to be part of the exploratory group, that and the fact that many of her students come from Latin America and when she told them she’d be visiting Costa Rica, they got excited.“I was curious about what’s out there beyond the U.S., and as soon as they said schools, I was sold,” she said. “It’s helps put things in perspective; students face similar struggles, single parents, struggles are universal.”Over a late lunch, reflecting on what the group had seen so far, Lambeth, the vestry member and judge, was still thinking about what he’d witnessed early that day in Barrio Cuba.“I fell in love with that school,” he said.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Lynette WilsonPosted Aug 21, 2013 Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Latin America, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC
Talks took place Aug. 17-19 between Sudan’s military government and the civilian opposition with the goal of defining new government bodies based on constitutional rule. A massive uprising of the Sudanese people needed months of struggle to end the former military regime last spring and oust President Omar al-Bashir on April 11. Since then, a military body called the Transitional Military Council has governed Sudan.The TMC has been negotiating with the committee speaking for the mass movement, known as the Declaration of Forces of Freedom and Change, the coalition that led the popular uprising since December 2018. These talks are expected to lead to a constitutional declaration defining the structure and composition of new governing bodies demanded by the civilian opposition. According to the agreement’s terms, the TMC will be represented in a body called the Sovereign Council, while the civilian coalition will nominate both an interim Council of Ministers and a Legislative Council. This leaves the military in control of much of the state apparatus.Negotiations have been especially strained since June 3 when TMC-controlled forces violently dispersed a mass sit-in demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital. The attacks caused the death of 127 people and injured about 700 protesters and others. After talks on July 15, the Sudanese Communist Party, which had been involved in the civilian coalition, announced it would refuse participation in the transitional government. The SCP blamed this choice on the TMC’s decision to withdraw from points to which they had previously agreed. The civilian coalition and Sudan Call—another alliance which includes armed rebels—had rejected the proposals of the TMC. In relation to the expected Constitutional Declaration, the SCP continues to call for mass mobilizations, according to statements on the SCP Facebook site. The SCP remains concerned that the currently configured transitional government will not meet the people’s demands to withdraw Sudan’s troops from the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen, to withdraw from agreements with AFRICOM (the U.S. Africa Command, which is responsible for military relations with 53 African nations) or to prevent the CIA from operating in Sudan.Further, the TMC has withdrawn from agreements that would empower civilian bodies to investigate allegations against members of the Rapid Support Forces. The people have the right to demand a security force that acts on behalf of the people and not for their own opportunistic purposes nor for the defense of imperialist interests.Members of the SCP also express concern that the transitional government will refuse to provide measures to ensure that the people have access to bread. They say this government will fail to build organizations capable of responding to new waves of economic crises that further worsened when some areas of Sudan recently experienced deepening food shortages and extensive flooding.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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News round-up from across the worldOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in South Carolina isimplementing the Pathlore learning management system (LSM). The center, whichdesigns, builds, tests, fields and supports frontline command, control,communications, intelligence and reconnaissance systems, has bought a licencefor a 38,000-seat. LMS and will be using it to plan, deliver and managee-learning for naval and defence employees. – Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is developing an e-learning portal and asuite of e-learning programmes for a government- sponsored organisation in theUnited Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract, worth $250,000, (£155,000) is TIS’first contract in the UAE. – UK e-learning provider Wide Learning picked up a silver IVCA(International Visual Communication Association) award for its e-learningprogramme Learn about Wathba Lake Reserve for the Environmental Research andWildlife Development Agency, based in Abu Dhabi. – ‘Joining a consortium: a blueprint of how charities can implement and sharebest practice in e-learning’ is a free half-day seminar which aims to highlighthow charities can pool their resources and work together to spread the cost ofe-learning. It takes place on 3 July in London (venue to be confirmed) and isbeing organised by e-learning specialists Jenison, KnowledgePool and Kognita.E-mail: Martin Baker of Jenison at [email protected] – NETg has launched an initiative with Hounslow Council called SkillShare,which will provide jobseekers with free training in key business and IT skills.Users can access NETg’s entire portfolio of IT and business and professionaldevelopment courses at its learning centre in Chiswick. www.netg.com. – Cendant Mobility is launching a series of e-learning seminars, aiming tokeep HR professionals up-to-date on current relocation issues and trends. Theycomprise a session by a specialist speaker, which can be accessed via the web,and telephone conferencing for the audio. Delegates can ask questions online,participate in group discussions and take part in online polling. Sessions runmonthly throughout 2003.E-mail: [email protected] Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Canny buy-to-let investors should look north if they want to get the best returns, new Zoopla research reveals.Its top ten hotspots for landlords looking for the highest rental yields puts Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire in first place, with a gross rental yield of 7.7% thanks to low property prices and a steady average monthly rent of £450 for a two-bed house. The North East and Scotland have out-performed the rest of the UK, with East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Glasgow City, and Stirling all ranking highly.Zoopla says it’s seen an uplift in investor interest, stimulated by the stamp duty holiday announcement in July. By region, while Scotland and the North East topped the polls with yields of 7.3% and 6.6% overall, Wales ranks in third place with yields of 6%, close behind is Yorkshire and The Humber with yields of 5.5% and the West Midlands with yields of 5.4%.At the other end of the spectrum, yields were lowest in the City of London at 3.1%, despite average monthly rents of £2,598, followed by Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminster.Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, says while yields are one consideration for investors and for those debating their first foray into the buy-to-let market, it’s worth looking at house price growth forecasts for an area and whether rents are likely to rise over time.“With all those factors taken into account, now could be a good time to invest or expand a portfolio, with investors able to benefit from the stamp duty holiday – paying only the 3% levy – until March 2021,” advises Parker.Read more about buy-to-let.middlesborough buy-to-let Zoopla September 11, 2020Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » North is buy-to-let profits bonanza for landlords, says Zoopla previous nextHousing MarketNorth is buy-to-let profits bonanza for landlords, says ZooplaPortal says Nottingham is the most southerly buy-to-let hotspot at the moment with all the others in its Top Ten all in the north or Scotland.Nigel Lewis11th September 202001,078 Views
Ocean City is helping residents to schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Ocean City Community Services Department has put together a team of staff members and volunteers to help Ocean City residents who may have no or limited ability to complete the online registration or scheduling process for COVID-19 vaccinations.All 65-and-overs and residents ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that put them at risk are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The team will do its best to schedule appointments, but this program offers no guarantee of receiving a vaccination. Vaccine supplies remain limited.The team has no special access to any vaccine program, but members are familiar with the online scheduling systems and willing to do the work and the waiting on behalf of Ocean City seniors trying to schedule appointments. The team started Monday and already has been successful in helping seniors secure appointments.Margie Compagnola, 72, of West 17th Street in Ocean City called the city with her information on Monday and received her first vaccination shot on Wednesday at the megasite in Atlantic City.“It was so easy. I didn’t have to do anything,” said Compagnola, who also noted the ease and efficiency of the site at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “It was just a wonderful experience, and now I can go see my grandchildren.”Residents in need of this service can call 609-399-6111 or stop by the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue), City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or 46th Street Welcome Center (46th Street and West Avenue) to provide the information necessary to make sure you are registered with the New Jersey State Vaccine Registration System (which will put you in line for vaccinations in Cape May County as they become available) and possibly schedule an appointment at other available sites.“Even if we can help only a few residents at a time, this effort will be worthwhile,” Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian said. “I know we’re all anxious to be safe and get back to normal.