WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL FINANCIAL TIMESIVORY COAST MOVE SPARKS COCOA FEARSLaurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast leader who the international community says lost presidential elections in November, announced he would nationalise the cocoa sector in a surprise move that threatened to drive the cocoa price sharply higher. The African country is the world’s largest cocoa exporter, accounting for 40 per cent of global supplies of the bean.BETFAIR SET TO MOVE OFFSHOREBetfair is expected to announce today that it will in future operate under a Gibraltar rather than a UK gaming licence, following the lead of other betting operators that have moved offshore to escape the UK’s 15 per cent tax on gross betting profits. The betting exchange, which floated in October, has repeatedly warned that it was at a competitive disadvantage because of its UK licence. 3 FIGHTS TO STAY IN BANDWIDTH RACE3, the UK’s smallest mobile network operator, is warning it will get swallowed up in a fresh round of industry consolidation if it fails to secure airwaves being sold off next year. Kevin Russell, chief executive, demanded that regulators introduce rules that give his company a stronger chance of buying radio spectrum in the much-delayed auction.MANPOWER REVEALS WIDENING JOB CREATION GAPStrong hiring plans in the developing world contrasted with a subdued outlook in industrialised nations, suggesting the job-creation gap will widen, according to a report by Manpower, the global recruiting firm. Companies in developed economies remain wary of boosting employment in the second quarter of the year, according to the survey.THE TIMESWOULD-BE ACCOUNTANTS BEAT A PATH TO KPMG TO ESCAPE UNI FEESThousands of aspiring young bean-counters are likely to be disappointed after KPMG was swamped with more than 5,000 inquiries for a groundbreaking graduate recruitment scheme. The Big Four accountant expects to take on about 115 trainees after signing up Birmingham and Exeter universities to the scheme yesterday, alongside Durham.KUONI ENJOYS A BIGGER BITE OF THE APPLEKuoni closed the gap on TUI Travel and Thomas Cook at the top of the European travel industry league table yesterday after agreeing a $720m (£444m)?acquisition of Gullivers Travel Associates. The Swiss tour operator is buying GTA, an online travel specialist, from Travelport, a private equity-backed US travel firm.The Daily TelegraphFSA MISJUDGED HOW MUCH HELP BANKS NEEDEDThe FSA was in denial about the scale of the banking crisis right up to the week of the historic multi-billion-pound bailout in October, 2008, an investigation by The Telegraph has found. Just days before the rescue, FSA officials believed the most the banking system would require in emergency equity was £20bn.ARM HELD BACK FROM INVESTING IN TECH START UPSThe chief executive of microchip ARM Holdings has said he would invest £12m of the Cambridge-based company’s £300m cash pile in technology start ups if the Government tackled the accounting standards holding him back. Warren East said the FTSE 100 company invested in “one or two” technology companies each year but would back more if rules were altered.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEU PREPARING NEW STRESS TESTS EU regulators preparing a new round of bank stress tests are unlikely to examine what would happen to the region’s banks if a Eurozone government defaults on its debt, a European official yesterday. Most of the EU’s national regulators meeting last week opposed a plan to stress-test government debt held on “banking books”, where accounting rules allow banks to place debt that is supposed to be held until it matures, they said.NOKIA TO SELL QT BUSINESS Nokia will sell its Qt commercial licensing and services business to technology services firm Digia, both companies yesterday. Nokia acquired Trolltech, a small Norwegien firm, and its Qt technologys, which allow application programmes to work on multiple platforms, in 2008 for $153m (£94.4m). whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Monday 7 March 2011 9:32 pm WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING KCS-content last_img read more

3 reasons why the BP share price is my favourite oil stock to invest in right now

first_img Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Jonathan Smith | Friday, 1st May, 2020 | More on: BP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img For most firms offering a product or service, there is a large reliance on a certain element. Usually this is determined by the largest component within the cost, be it human capital or raw materials. For BP (LSE: BP), the largest impact to the service it provides is the oil price. Thus the share price for BP has a good correlation with the oil price, which is what you would expect.Isn’t the oil price falling?Yes, it is. The oil price (both Brent and WTI) has been falling over the past month, with the WTI May contract actually trading below $0 a barrel. The main reason for this slump is the sheer amount of oil in the market right now. Countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia are pumping huge volumes out, but there is not that much demand for it. Airlines have fleets grounded, and consumers like you and me are barely driving our cars. So naturally the price of oil is falling5G 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…What does this mean for the BP share price?Normally this would not be good for BP. The firm is involved at all stages of the process. It explores and produces around 3.7m barrels of oil per day. From t here it refines and sells it on, with over 18,700 service stations serving the retail sector of the business. Even though the firm does have operations in natural gas and other products, oil is the money maker.Yet the share price for BP is not falling that much considering the huge fall in oil price. This makes me have a positive outlook on the stock. Firstly, it shows that other investors are not concerned about the soundness of the firm at the moment. The firm has announced a strategy of £2bn worth of cost cutting by the end of next year to counteract low oil prices. This move will strengthen an already strong balance sheet, with cash balances as of 31 December 2019 standing at over £17bn.Secondly, the oil price is not forecast to drop much further. Various reasons support this, with the primary one being demand driven. Global demand is expected to rise over the next two months as economies come back online and some degree of normality resumes. Further, the supply is expected to be reduced from key producing nations.Thirdly, the share price will likely be supported by income investors looking for dividends. As we stand, BP has not cut the dividend, and this gives the firm a dividend yield of over 10%! Even if you disagree with my above reasons, this is a strong enough reason itself to consider buying the share.My Foolish takeawayThe BP share price does have a correlation to the oil price, but this has decreased recently. The sentiment from this is that the share could be a strong long-term buy, which can survive despite a low oil price now. By picking up income when the price is low, and hopefully benefiting when the oil price rallies, investors could enjoy long-term benefits from buying now. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Jonathan Smith Image source: Getty Images. 3 reasons why the BP share price is my favourite oil stock to invest in right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Corn Yields Continue to Disappoint While Soybean Yields Continue to Surprise

first_img Previous articleStabenow: Is MFP Unfair to North and Midwest Counties?Next articleCorn Yields Continue to Disappoint While Soybean Yields Continue to Surprise on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Corn Yields Continue to Disappoint While Soybean Yields Continue to SurpriseIt is a trend we have been seeing in many parts of the state: better than expected soybean yields and lower than expected corn yields. That is also the trend in Southeast Indiana. Farmers there are well into harvest and getting into fields that were planted in June.Pioneer agronomist Brian Bush says corn yields are very disappointing.Brian Bush“Even in a year when we had lower yield expectations, corn farmers are seeing a 15% to 20% decline in yields.”On the soybean side, it is a different story. Bush says, “Soybean yields are proving to be much better than expected. Many growers are seeing 55bpa yields and some even as high as 70bpa.”What does Bush attribute the strong bean yields to? “Genetics.”He added, “Soybean genetics have come a long way especially with our A-Series soybeans. They just have a lot more guts to get through these touch weather conditions.”As for the corn, Bush attributes the yield loss to poor planting conditions, saying, “When you mud the crop in, it just restricts the roots, and that limits the plant’s ability to take up nutrients.”Nitrogen loss was another issue that hurt corn yields.“Growers who put on pre-plant nitrogen saw it washed away, even those who tried side dressing most a lot due to the rain.”Bush added that the nitrogen programs work 9 out of 10 times; this was the year they did not work.Subscribe to our free daily newsletter By Gary Truitt – Oct 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter Corn Yields Continue to Disappoint While Soybean Yields Continue to Surprise Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Yields Continue to Disappoint While Soybean Yields Continue to Surprisecenter_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Leave this field empty if you’re human: SHARElast_img read more

Greek GPA ranking shows many sororities out preforming fraternities

first_img Previous articleFall semester Greek chapter conduct report finds hazing, alcohol violations in 7 organizationsNext articleDefender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution GREEK GRADESInfogram“Academics are very important to us,” said Tyler Hartman, Beta Theta Pi’s vice president of education. “We are not a stereotypical fraternity. We try to be different and try to stand out in that way.”Beta Theta Pi requires all members to have above a 3.0 GPA, and new members are required to study 10 hours a week.“We decided to do 3.0 as the lowest GPA because the business world and getting a job in general, most places would like to see above a 3.0,” he said. “It’s not about being here for four years. It’s the long-term goals.”BETA’S VALUESVenngage InfographicsEvery fraternity and sorority has their own academic strategy. However, Beta Theta Pi is working toward one goal for the next grade report.“This chapter’s goal is to get first on campus, above the sororities,” Hartman said. Michelle Ross printQuizlet and proctored study hours help first-year strategic communication major Alison Parks achieve a good GPA. “I make Quizlets for everything and just go through them and star the ones I can’t remember,” Parks said. “Somehow that works for me.”Quizlet not only helps Parks achieve a good GPA for herself, but also for her sorority, Chi Omega.Fraternity and Sorority Life recently released the fall 2017 grade report for all Greek councils on campus and the data showed that women from the Panhellenic Council are outperforming men in the Interfraternity Council.Chi Omega’s active members are ranked highest in the grade report with a 3.62 GPA.Parks said Chi Omega values its academics.“I think for the past couple of years, we’ve always been first or second in grades,” she said. “We go back and forth with Kappa Alpha Theta.”CHIO GRADE TIMELINEVenngage InfographicsChi Omega requires their members to have a GPA above 2.0, and new members are required to study in the library for five hours a week.“Our study hours aren’t a lot compared to other chapters, but the girls that end up going Chi Omega are just kind of the people who study on their own already,” she said.However, studying in the library isn’t productive for everyone.“Frat guys don’t really strike me as, you know, studious,” Parks said. “I know some fraternities would have study hours in the library along with us, but the boys would literally watch Netflix.”The average Interfraternity Council GPA for active members is a 3.26, but Phi Mu is last in sorority grades and still maintains a 3.38 GPA. ReddIt Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates YESNOI PREFER NOT TO ANSWER. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ PHI MU VS FRATERNITY GPAInfogramPhi Mu’s Academic Chair Reilly Cornell said she’s aware of her chapter’s grade rank, but Phi Mu shouldn’t overthink it.“Comparing ourselves against other chapters for the sake of comparing isn’t going to benefit us,” she said. “In order to improve our grades, we need to think of what’s going to work for the women in this chapter, not others.”Cornell said she looked at the grade report and noticed something.“I don’t know much about fraternity life and how they go about grades, but sororities make it a big deal,” she said. “If Phi Mu was a fraternity, we would be third place in grades, which is crazy.”IFC GRADES AND PHI MUVenngage InfographicsHowever, not every fraternity in the council has a lower GPA. Beta Theta Pi achieved a higher GPA than 11 Panhellenic sororities. Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Facebook ARE YOU SURPRISED SORORITIES OUTPERFORMED FRATERNITIES? Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebook Created with PollMaker Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Twitter Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Linkedin Linkedin 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Twitterlast_img read more

Rise in support for Green Party ‘a clear message to the…

first_imgVicky calls for right to die with dignity Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention NewsPoliticsVideoRise in support for Green Party ‘a clear message to the government’By Cian Reinhardt – May 26, 2019 371 Previous articleLimerick’s local election 2019 count gets underwayNext articleFine Gael seats in Newcastle West ‘not a fluke’ says Cllr Liam Galvin Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Printcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGSLimerick Citylocal electionNewspolitics Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Green Party TD Brian Leddin. Photo: Cian ReinhardtHAVING scored highly in the unofficial tallies during the sorting of votes on Saturday, May 25, Green Party candidate Brian Leddin believes the support shown to the Green Party nationally is a message to the government.“We know there was a big swing to the Greens up and down the country in the last few weeks, it came through in the polls. I suppose it says people are very conscious about environmental issues and they want to see more action,” Leddin told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Reflecting on Saturday’s unofficial tallies, the Green Party candidate said, “It was very positive for me, it looks like I’ll cross the line mid-morning or late-morning, it’s very good for Seán in City East, and Breandán is in for a shout as well.”When asked if he thinks this is a message from the electorate to the government, Leddin said, “Yes, I think it is,” adding current Government “certainly has not done enough to deal with these issues, it is, it’s a clear message to the government.”[email protected]_ie candidate @BrianLeddin “We know there was a big swing to the Greens up and down the country, and it came through in the polls.” #KeepingLimerickPosted #LimerickCount #LE19 pic.twitter.com/J5viEaWrAt— Limerick Post (@limerickpost) May 26, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emaillast_img read more

Empty Stocking needs your help

first_img With only 3 days to go in the 26th year of the Empty Stocking Fund our goal of $100,000 won’t be met without your help. Funds stay in Ector County to help needy families during the annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army. Funds go for a good holiday meal and small gifts under the tree. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund can help families like that of Lela, not her real name, who was in a car wreck and her spouse has had to take time off of work to help. They have five children and continue to struggle. Donations may be mailed or delivered to the Salvation Army Community Center, 810 E. 11th St., or the Odessa American, 700 N. Grant, Suite 800. ZIP codes for both are 79761. Call the Salvation Army at 332-0738. The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $2 million. Donate online at tinyurl.com/vh5fjdz ON THE NETtinyurl.com/vh5fjdz Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – December 14, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Empty Stocking needs your help Local News Previous articleDonation wish listNext articleCounselors offer insights on COVID Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition

first_img View post tag: conducts View post tag: North Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition A school health clinic and two field health clinics were conducted by the Medical Department of the North Western Naval Command on 01st, 04th and 11th August 2013 at the Mullikulam Catholic Mixed School respectively under the guidance of Commander North Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral NKD Nanayakkara.School children from Mullikulam and villagers from Mullikulam, Palakkuli and Pookkulam received treatment at the clinics spread over three days. An art exhibition under the theme of prevention of non-communicable diseases was also held at SLNS Barana on 06th August with the participation of the Area Commander as the Chief Guest. Naval personnel of the North Western Naval Area took part in the exhibition providing more than 150 creations to raise public awareness on a range of health aspects related to the diseases.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Health View post tag: Western August 20, 2013 View post tag: Command View post tag: Clinics View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy forward-deploys USS Milius to Yokosuka

first_img View post tag: USS Milius Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy forward-deploys ballistic missile defense destroyer to Japan View post tag: US Navy The US Navy announced that its ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69 is leaving her homeport of San Diego to join the US Navy Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan.The destroyer is getting underway on April 20 and will be forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, where it is scheduled to arrive at the end of May.Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers perform key roles in support of carrier strike groups, expeditionary strike groups or surface action groups. Destroyers are capable of sustained combat operations supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control and deterrence.USS Milius was originally scheduled to sail to Japan in 2017 reinforcing the navy’s BMD fleet following the USS Fitzgerald collision in June 2017, but was rescheduled so the ship could complete its maintenance and modernization. The destroyer was fitted with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system during its modernization.Millius is expected to be joined in Japan by the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) which is scheduled to forward-deploy to Sasebo later this year. April 19, 2018 View post tag: Fleet Activities Yokosuka US Navy forward-deploys ballistic missile defense destroyer to Japan Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more

SAULINO, MICHELINA

first_imgA funeral mass was offered Oct. 6 at St. Ann’s RC Church, Hoboken, for Michelina “Madeline” Saulino. She passed away Oct. 2. A lifelong resident of Hoboken, Madeline (affectionately called “Babe” by her family) was well known for her fiery spirit and genuine gusto for life. Madeline was born in her parent’s tenement apartment located at 76 Jefferson Street on Jan. 24, 1928 to Michela (Buonfiglio) and Francesco D’Amelio. She worked as a bookkeeper for Saulino Plumbing, her family’s business. Madeline was predeceased by the love of her life, Patrick “Pat the Plumber” Saulino; her brothers Salvatore, Joseph and Anthony D’Amelio and her sisters Teresa Caprio and Concetta Lizza. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Mrs. Linda Tiscornia and beloved son-in-law Louis, her loving son, Patrick Saulino, M.D. and daughter-in-law Nancy; her grandchildren, the Honorable Jude-Anthony Tiscornia and wife Catherine Healy Tiscornia, Esq., Michcella Rose Tiscornia, Joseph, Patrick and Frances Saulino; and two great granddaughters, Anna Michelina and Catherine Marie Tiscornia.To know Madeline was to love her. Her door was always open and she greeted everyone with a charming smile and an affectionate, warm embrace. She loved to cook and, if given the chance, would have fed the whole world. A devoted parishioner of St. Ann’s Church, Madeline was a cornerstone member of the Saint Ann’s Guild. She served as Guild President and worked as the Chairwoman of several Card Parties and the famous Zeppole Booth. She volunteered at the Saint Ann’s Feast for more than 50 years.Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.last_img read more

9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier Spawns Memories For Fishing Families

first_imgJoe and Shirley Leone, of Dorothy, N.J., enjoy coming to the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier. By Maddy VitaleJoe and Shirley Leone had all they needed for a perfect day – two beach chairs complete with umbrellas, ice water, bait and two very well-loved fishing poles.“I’ve been fishing for 55 years. I used to catch a lot of flounder and summer fluke,” Joe Leone said. Shirley Leone spent most of her life freshwater fishing. On Tuesday morning, the Dorothy, N.J., couple spent some relaxing time soaking up the scenery and dropping a hook in the water at the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier.The location is a popular spot for anglers and nature lovers – offering a slice of tranquility just off the busy Route 52 Causeway entering Ocean City.The Leones, who visit the pier a few times during the summer, say it is a peaceful getaway that allows them to enjoy each other’s company and share their love of fishing.The Leones say the bridge fishing pier is a perfect place for them to relax.They dated as teens in 1959 and were reunited and married 12 years ago, when Shirley became a widow and Joe divorced.“I never stopped loving her,” Joe Leone said.Their love for each other is not quite matched by their passion for fishing. But Joe Leone brought his sweetheart into the word of surf and bay fishing.“We spend quite a bit of time fishing,” said Shirley. “We’re seniors. You have to get out and do things. This keeps us young.”On Tuesday, they were out the door and on the pier by about 9 a.m.“I think I caught something,” Joe Leone exclaimed while reeling in his line.It wasn’t summer flounder or bass the couple hoped would become supper.Instead, Joe Leone hauled in a hefty helping of seaweed.The two laughed.“We don’t really mind if we don’t catch anything. We hope to. We just love being out here,” Shirley Leone said. Steve Shultz, of Medford Lakes, vacations in Ocean City and wanted to try out the fishing pier.On the far end of the pier, Steve Shultz, 35, a Medford Lakes resident who is vacationing in Ocean City, was geared up and ready for his big catch of the day.The seventh grade science teacher knew a bit about the tides, had the right bait – minnows, which he said works for him – and some dark shades to block out some of the rays from the scorching sun as temperatures climbed to near 90 degrees Tuesday.“I’m more of a freshwater fisherman,” Shultz said. “I live on a lake and have been fishing for as long as I can remember.”He has even brought his son, Roarke, 6, and daughter, Hadley, 5, into the sport. “They really like it,” he said.But the kids were in camp Tuesday, so Shultz headed to the bridge fishing pier for the first time.Steve Shultz says he has luck when he uses minnows as bait.“I passed the bridge’s fishing pier signs and wanted to check it out. It’s beautiful. But bay fishing is a lot different than lake fishing, though. You don’t have to worry about the tides on the lake,” Shultz said with a chuckle as he cast his line.Later, he checked his bait after a seaweed catch. He attached a fresh minnow on the hook and tossed his line back into the bay.Fishermen from experts to novices seemed to enjoy their time on the pier. A handful of people claimed a spot, set down a bucket and made it their own – at least for the morning.Dan Ostash, of Bucks County, says he has caught a lot of fish in the bay.Dan Ostash, of Bucks County, Pa., who vacations in Ocean City, is a regular at the fishing pier. He also does a lot of surf fishing.He said he has caught a lot of fish over the years. One of his secrets is synthetic bait.“I think it works and I can store it,” Ostash said. “I’ve caught kingfish here. I cast my line, and, in a minute, I caught it.”But that didn’t seem to be the way the morning was working out. It was still early. Ostash, who is such an avid fisherman, said he is teaching his grandchildren how to fish and they really seem to like it.Daniel Weissert, 16, (left) and his dad Richard Weissert, both of Maryland, head to the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier every summer vacation.The father-son team at the pier Tuesday morning had a plan – enjoy their day. If they catch something, that would be terrific, too.Richard Weissert and his son, Daniel, 16, vacationing in Ocean City from Maryland, had a bucket of water, fish heads and a net.They placed a bass head in a crabbing net and guided it carefully into the waters.“We’ve been coming here for years,” explained Richard Weissert. “It’s a good place to fish and crab.”Daniel Weissert said he really likes the quality time with his dad and likes crabbing more than fishing.“It is a good time for us to reconnect,” Richard Weissert said. “Life is so busy. This gives us time to talk.”last_img read more