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OceanFirst Foundation took the show on the road to Atlantic City, NJ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, when it presented grants totaling $7,500 to the Atlantic City Ballet ($2,500), The Schultz-Hill Foundation ($2,500), the Bay Atlantic Symphony ($1,500) and Atlantic City Arts Foundation ($1,000) as part of its 2018 Arts & Cultural Grant. Pictured are (from left to right) Keisha Jones, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, OceanFirst Bank of Atlantic City, Nagisa Suzuki, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Ionut Zaharia, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Michael Hoebler, Development Manager Atlantic City Ballet, Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director Atlantic City Ballet, MK Thomas, Vice President Atlantic City Ballet, Jenny Scarborough, Board Member Atlantic City Ballet, Art Korth, Trustee Atlantic City Ballet, Gary Hill, President/Founder Schultz-Hill Foundation, Jeanne Eisele, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Meg Sippey, Executive Director Bay Atlantic Symphony, Joyce Hagen, Executive Director Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Kathleen Woodring, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Kathy Durante, Executive Director OceanFirst Foundation, and David Murray, Orchestra Director & Instrumental Music Teacher of Sovereign Avenue School. OceanFirst Foundation will make four more presentations between now and July 24, 2018, awarding $150,000 in Arts & Cultural Grants to 56 organizations that support artistic and cultural endeavors in communities within the OceanFirst Bank business footprint.
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HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY
ANNOUNCES ITS GRAND OPENING DATE & FIRST EVER ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP DURING LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE
NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA & ATLANTIC CITY
GRAND OPENING DATE
June 28, 2018
Atlantic City, NJ (April 18, 2018) - Today, Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events that will go on sale Friday, April 20th. This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the coastal town with over 200 nights of music, ranging from A-list artists, epic bands and headlining comedians. The unveiling of the Grand Opening date along with the all-star lineup and the hotel reservations announcements were revealed simultaneously at a three-city press conference in New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.
“The Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will set the tone for a new era of entertainment in Atlantic City. Our 500 million dollar, newly reimagined property will offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests in June,” stated Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment, rock star service and their signature legendary vibe. The music-inspired hotel will feature dynamic culinary experiences, superstar performances, sporting events, a beach bar and a spectacular casino complete with more than 2,100 slot machines and 120 table games. The entertainment lineup set to kick off the summer will include A-list talent and performances, such as Amy Schumer and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock plus over 50 shows and events booked for the new casino resort.
On any given day of the year, musical talent will include artists that are leading the music scene across the nation. From Country artists like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins to Broadway sensations, such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet, guests will have access to a variety of genres. Legendary artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and rock favorites such as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield, Steely Dan and Stone Temple Pilots with Bush & The Cult will all set the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
7/1 - 9/16- Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute
7/5- Third Eye Blind
7/6 - Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler
7/12 - Ted Nugent
7/13 & 7/14 - Florida Georgia Line
7/20 - Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses
7/21 - Chris Young
7/26 - Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
7/26 - Rascal Flatts
7/27 & 7/28 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
8/1 - Stone Temple Pilots & Bush & The Cult
8/4 - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
8/9 - George Thorogood
8/11- Million Dollar Quartet
8/18 - Blake Shelton
8/23 - Counting Crows with LIVE
8/26 - Toby Keith and Trace Adkins
9/1- Amy Schumer and Friends
9/8 - Fab Faux
9/22 - Cole Swindell
10/13 - Steely Dan
10/19 &10/20 - Kid Rock
10/30 - 11/4- Rock of Ages
4/30/19-5/6/19 - Kinky Boots
*Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at http://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launches online room reservations; visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com or call (609) 449-1000. Hotel Guests can book now to experience music inspired offerings such as The Sound of Your Stay program.
Hard Rock International
With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties
|Posted on March 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM||comments (5)|
Local Author Turiya S.A. Raheem to Speak on ‘Black Women in Islam
Galloway, N.J. – Atlantic City native and author Turiya S. A. Raheem will speak on “Black Women in Islam” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Room 211 at The Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Atlantic City.
The event is hosted by Stockton University’s Africana Studies Program and The Muslim Students Association.
Raheem is the author of Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, which examines African-American life in Atlantic City before casinos. Her latest book, Why We Chose This Way, examines real-life stories about African-American Muslim women.
Raheem accepted Al-Islam as her way of life in Washington, D.C. in 1978. She has also lived in Cleveland, Boston, Tuskegee, Atlanta and Capitol Heights, Maryland. After 32 years away, she returned to Atlantic City in 2008 to live a semi-retired life. She continues to teach English and Cultural Geography and is a creative activist for all things positive in her community.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
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Galloway, N.J. - Drug delivery vehicles for controlled release anti-cancer drugs and insulin cannot self-assemble with uniform shape on Earth, but there’s a chance they can in outer space.
An experiment designed by a Stockton University team will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) this summer to get an answer.
Christina Tallone of Hamilton, a sophomore Physician Assistant Studies major, and Daniel Schneider of Tabernacle, a freshman Pre-Medicine major, are working with faculty mentor Pamela Cohn, assistant professor of Chemistry, to research the drug carriers that encapsulate controlled release medications.
The obstacle preventing the successful self-assembly of controlled release drugs on Earth is shape. The carriers that enclose medication must be the same size and shape to safely release a drug to a patient. The team’s theory is that the absence of gravity will affect the structural consistency of drug carriers during self-assembly.
Non-uniform carriers result in intensified side-effects and dosage spikes, making medications unpredictable. Uniform drug carriers allow medication to be slowly released over time and eliminate the need for multiple quick-release doses, but at this time, they cannot be self-assembled uniformly when gravity is present.
The experiment was designed for Mission 12 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. This program takes experiments designed by students (grades 5 -16) to the ISS for experimentation in a microgravity environment.
The entire experiment must be contained within a small fluid mixing enclosure, since space is tight aboard the ISS. Indigo dye will be used to simulate a drug and will mix with a combination of molecules that self-assemble into a drug carrier.
The team will use Stockton’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer to record the structural identification and weights of the molecules they’ll be sending to space.
In space, the components in the enclosure will be undisturbed by gravitational forces, so they will be influenced only by their own intermolecular forces such as surface tension.
When the experiment returns from space, it will be analyzed and compared to a control experiment. Digital imagery from an atomic force microscope will be processed to determine shape and size consistency. Other analytical techniques will look at weight in relation to temperature and the release of dye in relation to time under ultrasonic conditions.
If the team discovers that structurally consistent drug carriers can be created in a microgravity environment, then controlled release drugs can be made in laboratories that simulate weightlessness on Earth. If not, then there are likely forces unknown to science that impact self-assembly.
Christina Tallone knew early on that she wanted to pursue science. At age 5, she got a children’s stethoscope from Toys ‘R Us, which eventually led to flash cards that helped her learn about the human body. She attended the Health Science Academy, a technical high school in Mercer County, and was learning how to administer shots and how to check vital signs at the same time as her older sister who was in nursing school. Her goal is to become a dermatology surgeon.
Daniel Schneider is only a freshman, but he’s known since he was young that he wants to become a doctor because he loves helping others. He entered Stockton with Chemistry I and IV already completed as well as fire and EMT certifications. At age 14, he was an explorer at the Hampton Lakes Volunteer Fire Company, an experience he describes as difficult, but really cool.
Tallone and Schneider’s longtime passion to make a difference in the field of medicine coupled with guidance from Pamela Cohn, who earned an organic chemistry PhD and studied polymer science as a postdoctoral researcher, make a dynamic force. Not even gravity can stop their experiment from taking drug delivery science to the next level.
About the Project:
The Mission 12 project at Stockton is a partnership between the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Stockton Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Collaborative, the School of General Studies and the School of Education.
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program [or SSEP] is a program of the National
Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S. and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.
Story reported by Susan Allen.
Photo caption: Stockton students Christina Tallone of Hamilton and Daniel Schneider of Tabernacle work with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Pamela Cohn on their experiment for the Mission 12 launch.
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
|Posted on February 15, 2018 at 2:05 PM||comments (1)|
A Business Summit is planned for all business owners and developers on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 beginning at 9 am in City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall.
Mayor Frank Gilliam stated, “We want to do everything that we can to assist the business community of Atlantic City to grow and prosper. Federal, State, County and City agencies, along with our local utilities, are all working together to support economic development in our City”.
Three new businesses in Atlantic City have already taken advantage of the GROW NJ Tax Incentives: South Jersey Gas, the Atlantic City Call Center and Enroute Computer Solutions. Gilliam noted “this powerful program is set to end on June 2019, so we need to help new businesses take advantage of it now.”
Another New Jersey Economic Development Authority effort is the Business Lease and Business Improvement Incentive Program. This program is targeted to Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue from Massachusetts Avenue to Albany Avenue; the Downtown Loop area bounded by South Carolina Avenue, the Boardwalk, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue; and Albany Avenue. The Business Lease Incentive provides for reimbursement of 15 percent of the annual lease for two years of a five-year lease. The Business Improvement Incentive is a grant of up to 50 percent of the cost for first floor improvements not to exceed $20,000.
The NJEDA also provides a wide array of programs to assist small businesses from financing to technical assistance which will be discussed.
The City has also been awarded federal grant funds to assist developers to complete brownfields assessments of their properties. The advantages of this program will be presented.
A goal of the Gilliam Administration is to make Atlantic City a model community for energy efficiency and alternative energy. The City already hosts the only wind farm in New Jersey; has solar panels on the Public Works Complex, Wave Garage, County Court House and the Convention Center; has a fleet of alternative fuel vehicles and a CNG fueling station and will soon be the first City in New Jersey to convert all its street lights to efficient LED technology. But much more can be done.
To continue this commitment, Mayor Gilliam has invited the two local utilities to present their programs designed to assist local businesses to be more energy efficient.
Atlantic City Electric will present its EDGE Program which offers new and growing businesses a 20 percent discount off the delivery distribution portion of their electric rate. South Jersey Industries will discuss the Direct Install Program which funds up to 70 percent of energy efficiency upgrades for small businesses.
Mayor Gilliam stated, “it is great to have everyone working together to help local businesses”.
Each program will be presented and then the presenters will be available to speak one on one to assist those who attend the Summit.
For more information regarding any of these programs please, contact Ben Kaufman, Atlantic City Planning & Development Department at 609.347.5404.