Trump’s ‘national emergency’ protested

first_imgBy Wyatt MillerMinneapolisArticle published first in of people poured into the streets Feb. 16 to demonstrate against the latest escalation of President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.The day before, Trump had declared a so-called “National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States.” Under the National Emergencies Act, the declaration could grant Trump new executive powers to allocate billions of dollars in funding toward further militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump claimed these measures will allow him to fulfill the racist “build the wall” narrative that he has used to mobilize his white-supremacist base.With only a day’s notice, several hundred local residents and dozens of organizations responded to the call to protest Trump’s declaration, issued by the Minnesota Caravan Solidarity coalition, which includes the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), the Anti-War Committee, Hands off Honduras and many more local organizations. Demonstrators took to the streets — marching through the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of South Minneapolis before packing the Walker United Methodist Church for speeches and planning further militant actions.“It’s a political strategy. It’s to get re-elected,” Jorge Mújica Murias said of the national emergency declaration. “Donald Trump offered a wall to people who don’t know what’s going on in this country, who don’t know what’s going on at the border and who don’t know what’s going on with people who make their meals at restaurants, who make their beds at hotels and pick their food in every field in the United States.”“We the immigrants, we built this country,” agreed MIRAC organizer William Martinez, an immigrant from El Salvador. “We are union members, teachers, nurses, people in construction and in the office. These are the people who built this country.”A student, who had recently travelled to Tijuana, Mexico, to observe the conditions of refugees seeking asylum at the U.S. border, denounced the emergency declaration. “This is a deliberate abuse of power that is going to hurt the most vulnerable in Tijuana right now,” she said. “People fleeing violence have the right to go to a port of entry and ask for asylum, and that’s not what’s happening at our borders. Young people, LGBTQ people are being denied this right.”The national Legalization for All Network put out a call for local protests after Trump declared a state of emergency, as have other national organizations and networks. Actions happened in several cities this weekend, and many more are planned around the country on Monday.The Minneapolis event featured lively discussion of next steps in the fight against racist political attacks on immigrants.“The media is going to be talking a lot about legal challenges to Trump’s declaration and also about legislation in Congress to stop it,” said Joe Callahan of Minnesota Caravan Solidarity. “But we don’t want to rely on those things, especially those legal challenges ending up in a Supreme Court that is very conservative.”“A lot of the crises in Latin American countries that lead to their people seeking asylum in the United States are the result of aggressive U.S. foreign policy and military intervention,” said Autumn Lake of the Anti-War Committee. “When we are mobilizing in the streets, when we are voting, if we care about the plight of our migrant brothers and sisters from Latin America, it is imperative that we also put pressure on politicians to adopt anti-war, anti-imperialist stances.”“This manufactured crisis is nothing more than a pretext to criminalize our immigrant neighbors, militarize our borders and erode our constitution,” said David Gilbert-Pederson, a trade unionist with Minnesota Workers United. “But we say no. We will march, we will rally, we will sit in, we will strike and we will shut this whole damn system down.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: March 5, 2021

first_imgTwitter Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Banks Previous articleTCU’s mask mandate to remain in placeNext article2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – AFC North Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 5, 2021:Insightful, expressive and intense, you must learn to be nicer to yourself. To the world, you are kind and considerate, but internally you are secretly too hard on yourself. This year, your product is very successful, and profitable. If single, there’s a high turnover rate, but you find your true mate in 2022. If attached, you go through heaven and hell — and it is true love. SCORPIO is your match.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Projects that were once laborious are easier to complete today. Make a social occasion of doing chores by asking for a friend’s assistance. Your creativity is blossoming. Trust your hunches and reach out to those who can help you. Tonight: A touch of magic.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Both business and personal relationships reach a turning point. Hidden factors are revealed to change your opinions and perspectives. Your detective and research skills serve you well. Problems and arguments are resolved. Tonight: An early night’s sleep for the detective.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★You greet the day with a volatile and intense relationship situation in progress. Meditate on whether to hold on or to just let go and move forward. A matter can be resolved in your favor. Tonight: A make-up date.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Revel in the success someone close to you enjoys. Then the rest of today is just for you. The magic of extra sleep. Drink fluids to detoxify the body. Try foot baths or steep healing herbs in your bath water. Tonight: A pampering day becomes pampering night.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★You are a wandering free spirit in matters of the heart, even if completely attached. Romantic needs are evolving. Today initiates some unexpected developments in love, perhaps a change in the status of a relationship. Tonight: People appreciate your creativity and breezy personality.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Modernization of your surroundings might be pleasing. A new theme or home remodeling project appears. The sale or purchase of property could pave the way to financial freedom. A family member’s contribution or advice brings welcome financial assistance. Tonight: Relax.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Today finds you especially talkative and promises an interesting daily schedule punctuated by numerous messages and outings. The stars favor a focus on planning and correspondence. Embrace future travel opportunities too. Tonight: Catching up with a sibling or a neighbor.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★You experience some frustration linked to money matters today. Go over everything with a fine-tooth comb and consider new strategies for enhancing your finances and your security. Talk with an elderly female family member. Tonight: Be adaptable and economize. Don’t let yourself splurge.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★A fiery natural leader, quick to act and speak, you keep life moving. Each new day brings a fresh start, a time to welcome a myriad of novel possibilities. Love prospects and great opportunities abound today. Tonight: In wonderment at your good fortune.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★Dreams reflect and provide insights concerning your path. Be aware of how repeating habits and patterns affects your life’s path for good or ill. Examine the past if you would know the future. Tonight: Invoke an angel or spirit guide for assistance and protection.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★Today offers a marvelous cycle for professional networking. Call up old friends with whom you haven’t spoken to in eons. Politics, community activities and new friendships link to long-term goals. Tonight: You feel it all dropping into place and coming together.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Express creative ideas at work. It’s a wonderful day to combine business with pleasure. One who admires you can offer a valuable recommendation leading to a promotion. Place a small potted pine tree in your workspace. Tonight: It will promote growth and stability.Born today: Actor Dean Stockwell (1936), singer Andy Gibb (1958), actress Eva Mendes (1974) Linkedin Tamia Banks Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Facebook Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 + posts Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Facebook Horoscope: April 28, 2021last_img read more

Philippines: Well-known radio journalist gunned down in Negros Oriental

first_img Follow the news on Philippines June 1, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation Cornelio Pepino, known to his listeners as Rex Cornelio, was shot five times at close range at around 8:30 p.m. as he was driving home after presenting his programme Pokpokin Mo Baby! (Hit it baby!) on dyMD Energy FM 93.7. He died on the spot. RSF_en News February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information He had exposed several cases of corruption, bribery and illegal mining. Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo sued him for defamation in 2014, but he was finally acquitted in 2017. 16 journalists slain The current Philippine administration boasts of having created a Presidential Task Force on Media Security as soon as Rodrigo Duterte became president in 2016. Nonetheless, if confirmed, Pepino will be the 16th journalist to have been killed in connection with their work since then. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Rex Cornelio is the third journalist to be deadly shot at in Dumaguete City over the past two years (photo: CP / Facebook). Two other radio journalists have been gunned down in a similar manner by hitmen on motorcycles in the past two years in Dumaguete City. One was Dindo Generoso, a radio commentator who criticized a popular local form of gambling and the associated corruption. He was shot eight times last November. The other was Edmund Sestoso, who was shot in May 2018. He was well known for explaining local political conflicts in Negros Oriental.center_img Pepino was slain on the same day that the National Telecommunications Commission ordered the country’s biggest TV and radio network, ABS-CBN, to stop operating with immediate effect. ABS-CBN’s TV channels and radio stations did indeed stop broadcasting yesterday evening. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PredatorsViolence Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Philippine authorities to appoint a special independent team to investigate yesterday’s shocking murder of a radio journalist with a reputation for covering corruption, who was gunned down by two men on a motor-cycle in Dumaguete City, the capital of the central province of Negros Oriental. “There is every reason to suspect that Cornelio Pepino was deliberately silenced because people were annoyed by his journalism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the Presidential Task Force on Media Security to take charge of the investigation and to appoint an independent team to carry it out. The vicious cycle of crimes of violence against journalists and impunity must stop.” Lt. Allen June Germondo, the police office in charge of the investigation, said he is examining the hypothesis that Pepino was killed in connection with his journalism. As well as being a well-known radio show host, Pepino had a solid reputation as an investigative reporter in Negros Oriental. to go further May 6, 2020 Philippines: Well-known radio journalist gunned down in Negros Oriental Receive email alerts Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News The Philippines is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than in 2019. May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses PredatorsViolence last_img read more

Officials say drug traffickers probably abducted missing journalist

first_img Officials say Rafael Ortiz Martínez of the local daily Zócalo, who went missing in the northern state of Coahuila on 8 July, was probably kidnapped by drug traffickers who were the subject of his articles. Reporters Without Borders fears for his life and calls on the federal judicial authorities to take over his case. May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Help by sharing this information Reports to go further News MexicoAmericas RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News July 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Officials say drug traffickers probably abducted missing journalist Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more The judicial authorities in the northern state of Coahuila have said Rafael Ortiz Martínez of the local daily Zócalo, who went missing in the city of Monclova on 8 July, was probably kidnapped by drug traffickers.“If this is true, we would be extremely concerned about Ortiz’s fate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Drug trafficking has become a virtually untouchable subject for Mexican journalists, who have to choose between censoring themselves or putting their lives in danger. Given the gravity of this case, we reiterate our call for an investigation at the federal level.”Ortiz, who also hosts a local radio show, had written at least five reports about drug trafficking in Monclova and the surrounding region. Coahuila governor Humberto Moreira Valdés says drug traffickers often use abduction as a way to intimidate the media.The Ortiz case resembles that of Alfredo Jiménez Mota of the local daily El Imparcial who went missing on 2 April 2005 in the northwestern state of Sonora after investigating drug trafficking._______________________________________________________________11.07.06 – Journalist missing in Coahuila stateReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the disappearance of Rafael Ortiz Martínez, a radio and newspaper journalist based in Monclova, in the northern state of Coahuila, who has not been seen since 8 July.“We urge the Coahuila state authorities to do everything possible to find Ortiz quickly and to alert the new prosecutor’s office that specialises in attacks on the press,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The investigators should consider the possibility that Ortiz’s disappearance is related to his work as a journalist,” the organisation added, noting that two other journalists are missing in Mexico – Jesús Mejía Lechuga since 10 July 2003 and Alfredo Jiménez Mota since 2 April 2005.Aged 32, Ortiz is a reporter for the Monclova edition of the daily newspaper Zócalo. He also presents a one-hour news programme called Radio Zócalo every morning on radio XHCCG 104.1 FM. The editor of Zócalo, Sergio Cisneros, issued a statement saying Ortiz had not been seen since he left the newspaper on finishing his work at around 1:30 or 1:45 a.m. on 8 July. Cisneros said he was very surprised by Ortiz’s disappearance and did not know why it had happened.Ortiz wrote two sensitive articles last week, one about prostitution in downtown Monclova and the other about the spread of a hepatitis C at a centre for treatment and social reintegration.Cisneros said the newspaper alerted the local authorities after noticing Ortiz’s prolonged and inexplicable absence. Ortiz’s father, Rafael Ortiz del Toro, reported his disappearance yesterday to the local state prosecutor’s office. MexicoAmericas Follow the news on Mexicolast_img read more

The Cities at Minimum Risk From a Housing Downturn

first_imgSubscribe Previous: What is Driving Housing Sentiment? Next: Homeowners are Neglecting Flood Insurance Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. September 9, 2019 2,048 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Share 1Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Cities at Minimum Risk From a Housing Downturn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Home Prices Home Sales Homes HOUSING Inventory Redfin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Cities at Minimum Risk From a Housing Downturn Three northeastern cities—Rochester, Buffalo, and Hartford—are at least risk of a housing downturn in case of a recession. According to a Redfin study, some markets are at a greater risk of negative impacts from a recession than others. To determine the cities that would be most- and least-impacted because of a recession, Redfin looked at several factors. They included:Median home sale price-to-household income ratioThe average loan-to-value ratio of homes sold in 2018Home price volatilityShare of homes that are sold twice within 12 months for a different priceDiversity of local employmentShare of the local economy dependent on exportsShare of local households headed by someone age 65 or olderThe study found that not a single city “West of the Mississippi” was in the least risk category.With an overall score of 72.8%, the study revealed, Riverside, California posed the highest risk of a downturn among the 50 cities analyzed by Redfin. Riverside was followed by Phoenix (69.8%) and Miami (69.5%). The lowest score in the West was Denver, with an overall risk score of 41.5%. The only metro on the West Coast with a risk score below 50% was San Francisco at 42.9%. Redfin said that the Golden Gate City’s housing market had already begun “to slow earlier this year and therefore has less risk of a price downturn when the next recession hits.”On the other hand, the study found that the areas with the least risk are heavily clustered in the Northeast and Midwest regions. In fact, with a score of 30.4%, Rochester, New York faced the least risk from a recession followed by Buffalo, New York (31.9%), and Hartford, Connecticut (33.9%).So why did these regions face a lesser risk from the downturn compared to the West?According to Redfin, a number of factors such as “more affordable home prices, less investor activity, and local economies that are less prone to volatile boom-bust swings,” were responsible for the low risk in these regions.Click here to read the full study. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Home Prices Home Sales Homes HOUSING Inventory Redfin 2019-09-09 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Eircom to brief Letterkenny Council on future plans for the town in January

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – December 14, 2011 Google+ Facebook Eircom to brief Letterkenny Council on future plans for the town in January Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest Letterkenny Cllr Dessie Larkin has welcomed a commitment from Eircom that they will attend a meeting in the chamber in January, and brief the council on their future plans for the town.The company is planning a major broadband upgrade for next year, with Letterkenny one of a number of towns in which a pilot high capacity fibre optic broadband system is to be installed.Councillor Larkin in light of so many developments in the area, its important that Eircom and the council communicate closely to explore all options and requirements……[podcast][/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleRyanair to run one day return flights to Poland for Euro 2012Next articleDonegal North-East Deputy Joe McHugh defends household charge News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp News Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Overstaying Of Covid-19 Patients In Delhi Hospitals: Delhi High Court Seeks Data From All Hospitals By May 4

first_imgNews UpdatesOverstaying Of Covid-19 Patients In Delhi Hospitals: Delhi High Court Seeks Data From All Hospitals By May 4 Shreya Agarwal1 May 2021 9:18 AMShare This – xNoting that adherence to the Delhi Government’s discharge policy for Covid-19 patients is crucial with the capital reeling under lack of hospital beds, the Delhi High Court today directed all hospitals in the city to submit data from Apr 1 onwards, of all beds that have been occupied for more than 10 days, to the appointed Amicus Curiae in the case, Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao.The court has also directed the government to update daily on its portal, information about the daily discharges and admissions from every hospital in the city.Advertisement The bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said that it wanted information on “who all have occupied oxygenated beds, for how long, and when they have been discharged,” to get to the bottom of why there has been “choking” of hospital beds.The court reasoned, “It is well known that one who contracts Covid-19 takes about 14 days to recover. For most people, medication is needed at home quarantine itself. About 10% need hospitalization for oxygen support. About 1% are likely to require greater medical intervention in the ICU.”Advertisement “The disease itself, in most cases, unless it requires ICU attention, resolves within 10-14 days with prescribed medication. Yet, it seems there is choking of beds,” the bench noted.The bench was informed by Additional Standing Counsel, Adv. Satyakam that as on date there are 20,938 Covid beds in Delhi – including ICU, ICU with ventilator, non-ICU, oxygenated.It then said that if this were true, “everyday a substantial number of beds should become available.”Advertisement Advertisement Responding to the issue, Sr. Adv. Rahul Mehra appearing for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) referred to an office order issued by the Director General of Health Services, GNCTD, and said that, “(The) discharge policy mentioned in the said order, we’re told, is being violated. If My Lords call for records, we would have numbers.”Mehra added, “I fear that what’s happening is that a patient goes in and is being kept in – though we know that after 10 days, the fear of spreading the infection is not so high. Therefore, one need not wait till Covid-19 negative report for discharge.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Mehra expressed concern that numbers would probably reveal that the turnaround time is almost 25 days for most patients. He further stated that sometimes even a patient who is better “is not ready to leave for fear that he may not get a bed again.” In this backdrop, the court directed “all hospitals of GNCTD and the Central government, and private hospitals and nursing homes, to place before the court by email, the complete particulars of admissions of Covid-19 patients made from Apr 1, 2021 onwards.” The court further directed the amicus to prepare a format in which the said information can be called for. The information is to be supplied by Tuesday, May 4, to the amicus, who shall analyze the same and prepare a report.While the court wanted the information to also reflect the kind of bed occupied and the date of discharge of the patient, the amicus, Sr. Adv. Rao, said, “Let them only disclose details of patients who have spent more than 10 days. This would reduce the administrative burden, further, it shouldn’t be seen as a directive to release patients who need 1-2 days of extra care.” He explained that there may be some cases where over staying is necessary, and they shouldn’t be adversely affected by such data-seeking.TagsDelhi High Court Covid-19 Delhi Government Justices Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Rhynchonellid brachiopods from the Oligocene of King George Island, West Antarctica

first_imgRhynchonellid brachiopods are reported for the first time from the Oberek Cliff Member of the Oligocene Polonez Cove Formation of King George Island, South Shetland Islands,West Antarctica. Rhynchonellids are very rare in the Polonez Cove Formation, and absent in the younger Tertiary strata of King George Island, the Miocene Destruction Bay Formation.last_img

USS Ohio (Gold) Welcomes New Commanding Officer

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Ohio (Gold) Welcomes New Commanding Officer View post tag: Commanding View post tag: Ohio View post tag: welcomes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS View post tag: Gold Guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) (Gold) welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony the Naval Undersea Museum March 9.Capt. Rodney Mills relieved Capt. Dixon Hicks.The ceremony came just three days after Ohio, with its Blue Crew aboard, returned to the Pacific Northwest following a 14-month forward deployment to Guam.“It was a rewarding and exciting third command tour,” said Hicks, who previously commanded the fast-attack submarines USS Topeka (SSN 754) and USS Portsmouth (SSN 707). “The crew I led accomplished a myriad of tasks and excelled at every mission.”Hicks, the Gold Crew’s commander since February 2010, guided Ohio through three operational periods during the boat’s most recent forward deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. He also oversaw Ohio’s third major maintenance period since its conversion to a guided-missile submarine.Hicks’ next assignment will be on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Submarine Warfare Division, as the branch head for platforms, payloads and budget.Mills, a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, comes to Ohio (Gold) from the staff of the Director of Naval Reactors, where he served as special assistant for personnel policy and training. He previously served as Gold Crew executive officer of the ballistic missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) and commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764).Ohio-class guided-missile submarines provide the Navy with an unprecedented combination of strike and special operation mission capability within a stealthy, clandestine platform. Armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, SSGNs are capable of directly supporting dozens of special operation forces.Ohio and its sister SSGN, USS Michigan (SSGN 727), are homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and forward deployed to Guam.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 15, 2012; View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Officer March 15, 2012 View post tag: New USS Ohio (Gold) Welcomes New Commanding Officer View post tag: Naval Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Discounted 2016 Ocean City Beach Tags Now on Sale

first_imgBeach tags for the summer 2016 season are on sale now online and at four locations in Ocean City. A $5 discount on seasonal tags is good through May 31.The 2016 beach tag features Ocean City mascot Martin Z. Mollusk waving from an Ocean City Beach Patrol rescue boat.The online store for beach tags can be accessed 24 hours a day at  Mail order forms are also available online.The 2016 preseason beach tags are available for $20 and are required for beachgoers ages 12 and up. On June 1, 2016, seasonal beach tags prices increase to $25.Online and mail-order purchases include a $5 shipping fee. To avoid that cost, beach tags can be purchased in person at the following locations:Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson AvenueMonday-Friday 6:00am to 9:00pm,Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pmSunday 9:00am to 5:00pmRoy Gillian Welcome Center, Route 52 CausewayMonday-Friday 9:00am to 4:30pmSaturday 9:00am to 4:00pmSunday 9:00am to 2:00pmHenry S. Knight Building, 115 12th StreetMonday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pmCity Hall, 861 Asbury AvenueMonday-Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pmSunday 9:00am to 5:00pmFree beach tags for active-duty military members and veterans will be available in the spring. For additional information, visit or call 609-399-6111.The fees for weekly beach tags ($10) and daily tags ($5) will remain unchanged in 2016. They will not be available for purchase until the season starts.____Get the Daily: Sign up for our free Ocean City newsletter Sales of seasonal beach tags for summer 2016 started last week.last_img read more