Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/426935/villa-escarpa-mario-martins Clipboard CopyHouses•Luz, Portugal Villa Escarpa / Mario Martins AtelierSave this projectSaveVilla Escarpa / Mario Martins Atelier “COPY” Villa Escarpa / Mario Martins Atelier Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 37 Share Architects: Mario Martins Atelier Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMario Martins AtelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLightHouses3D ModellingLuzPortugalPublished on September 16, 2013Cite: “Villa Escarpa / Mario Martins Atelier” 16 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeR2 Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionEnglandLondonUnited KingdomPublished on November 19, 2019Cite: “Ash House / R2 Studio Architects” 19 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Tây Ninh, Vietnam Projects 2Hien House / CTA | Creative Architects ArchDaily 2020 Photographs Construction:Hong Phuc Company LimitedDoors And Windows:Huynh Anh LimitedCity:Tây NinhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedIn the memories of many people, the veranda is not only a transition space between inside and outside of the house, a cover from the sun light, rain, catching the cool breeze, but also a place where children sit and wait for their grandmother’s cakes coming back from the market, where mothers pick up vegetables or the family gather to pack cakes for Tet holiday in Viet Nam. In this house in Tay Ninh, apart from two awnings arranged at the front and back of the house, there are also two other verandas inside the house, surrounded by old fish-scale tiles re-used from the old house, creating emotions for this particular space.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThis is a house for two generations. The house owner couple get the same passion for nature, love the simple and rustic things, especially the husband is also an artistic and romantic person. They have two lovely little girls who are very afraid of ghosts and always want to be close to their parents. Besides, there are many old fish scale tiles kept by the family from their old dismantled house. The concern about a long narrow house and everyone in the house being separated were shared by the owner.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIt was proposed as a two-story house, which took up less than half of the land area. The rest of the land is used for gardening in front and back of the house, which is both landscape and a space for friends gathering, where the husband takes care of trees, his wife grows vegetables, and children play. The garden provides the natural wind and light for the house in an urban area where concrete buildings keep growing.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe separation of the building blocks ensures ventilation, maximizing the use of natural light for all spaces, limiting energy for lighting and cooling. The two-verandas space inside the house is a common place for the family to connect members, making it easy for everyone to see each other. This is a place where the family dine together, where the kids study, dad lies in the hammock, mom relaxes, reads books or cooks. The lowered eaves, enveloping the learning space of two children, creating a space with warm and safe feeling but still airy and flexible.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIn terms of materials, the house was built mainly by red common bricks and old fish scale tiles, which are close to nature, bring a distinctive feel and suitable with the spirit of the building. Raw brick, without cement plastering, has been treated to bring a warm, simple feeling but still create a strong emotion, ensuring aesthetics and hygiene for use.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiIn addition to determining enough demand for construction, the use of raw brick walls also reduces the cost of wall finishing or annual maintenance costs for cracking, painting and repairing walls. The recycled old fish-scale tile has brought a color of time, giving us a sense of rustic and intimacy that the new tile color can hardly provide. The fish-scale tile system encompasses four verandas inside and outside the house, creating a shape in harmony with use. All create their own “equanimous veranda”, a peaceful place that keeps all family memories. CopyAbout this officeCTA | Creative ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTây NinhVietnamPublished on March 05, 2021Cite: “2Hien House / CTA | Creative Architects” 05 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say February 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free activist wrongly accused of murdering US cameraman Brad Will RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information Organisation Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, a grass-roots activist who had been wrongly held for the past year as a suspect in the 2006 murder of US cameraman Brad Will of the Indymedia agency in the southern city Oaxaca, was finally released yesterday for lack of evidence.Martínez participated in a series protests that the Popular Assembly of Oaxaca Peoples (APPO) staged against Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz in 2006. Will sympathised with the protests and was filming a major one when he was shot on 27 October 2006.“I was unjustly deprived of my freedom,” Martínez told local journalists yesterday. “There is evidence that shows who did this murder, but those who did it are being protected by Ulises Ruiz’s administration.” The Will family lawyer, Miguel Ángel de los Santos, told Reporters Without Borders: “We are now waiting for the investigation to resume, but this time in an objective manner.” De los Santos never thought Martínez had anything to do with Will’s murder and nor did Reporters Without Borders. Martínez was scapegoat. To protect the governor’s bodyguards, the Oaxaca authorities used the local judicial authorities to try to pin the murder on the APPO.This episode has highlighted the incompetence or complicity of both the local and federal authorities at a time when press freedom is seriously threatened in Mexico, now the hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists. A recent study by Article 19 and the National Centre for Social Communication (Cencos), a Mexican NGO, blamed 65 per cent of the attacks on the press on the authorities, and only 6.15 per cent on organised crime. Read also our report.A new prosecutor, Gustavo Salas Chávez, took over at the head of the FEADP on 15 February. What resources does he plan to deploy to solve all the cases that have gone nowhere? What changes need to be made to the FEADP so that it could do the job it is supposed to do? We put these questions to Yolanda Valencia Vales, the head of the Chamber of Deputies’ Special Commission for Monitoring Attacks on Journalists and Media, in a letter on 22 January. She has not yet replied.Since the start of the year, three journalists have been murdered in Mexico, which is ranked 137th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. A total of 61 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, and nine have disappeared.Photo : The Indypendent to go further MexicoAmericas News MexicoAmericas News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more read more
Antwon Rose/Facebook(PITTSBURGH) — Authorities took issue with multiple “irresponsible” reports about the police shooting of East Pittsburgh teenager Antwon Rose — a case that has gained national attention and generated local protests in the past three days.Rose, 17, was shot and killed by a police officer Tuesday night after the teen and two others were pulled over in a car believed to have been connected to an earlier shooting that night.The deadly shooting was caught by a bystander on cellphone video, which is being reviewed by authorities.The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office released a lengthy statement on behalf of Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough disputing a report that surveillance video showed Rose firing a gun in connection with the shooting earlier in the night.“The Allegheny County Police Department (ACPD) continues to receive inquiries related to reports from police sources that 1) a video of the drive-by shooting in North Braddock shows Antwon Rose firing a gun; and, 2) that gunshot residue has been found on Antwon Rose’s hands,” the statement reads.“While ACPD does have a video showing the North Braddock incident, that video does NOT show Antwon Rose firing a gun,” the statement adds. “The information about gunshot residue is also false. Crime Lab reports are still pending and have not yet been issued.”Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA had reported both pieces of information, attributed to anonymous sources, earlier in the day Friday.The D.A.’s office admonished the media for the reports.“We caution the media about providing irresponsible information from sources that are not verified,” the office said in its statement. “Once published, such false information can be widely spread. We share your interest in providing answers to the many questions in our community, and are working expeditiously to gather all of the available information and detail so that it can be reviewed, and answers provided.”District Attorney Stephen Zappala reported on Friday that an empty gun ammunition clip was found in Rose’s pocket after the shooting. He did not have a gun, authorities said.In an interview with Pittsburgh ABC affiliate WTAE, Zappala confirmed the video of the first shooting and that the car Rose was in matched the description given by witnesses.East Pittsburgh is about 11 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.The officer who shot Rose was identified by the Allegheny County Police Department as 30-year-old Michael Rosfeld, who had been on the job for just three weeks. The Allegheny County Police Department is leading the investigation into the shooting. Zappala said he expected Rosfeld to be interviewed Friday.Protests continued late into the night on Friday, with marchers rallying outside PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, and on Homestead Grays Bridge, which crosses the Monongahela River between East Pittsburgh and Homestead, Pennsylvania.Several arrests were made, WTAE reported, though the marchers were largely peaceful.Zappala said Friday he does not plan to turn over the case to the state Attorney General’s office.ABC News’ Kenneth Moton contributed to this report.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
HR should apply the same standards to recruiting interims as it does tohiring permanent staff, according to IM experts. The interim sector reports that too many clients are failing to give interimsupply companies a detailed brief or are tasking up to six different agenciesto fill one post. Nigel Corby, managing director of IM consultancy Global Executives, said:”Some clients instruct a number of agencies, which is a waste ofeveryone’s time. We are not a body shop, but a bespoke partner. “IM companies should be treated as partners. We need a proper brief,including the company culture, background to the job, the deliverables and thekey tasks.” Although the hiring of an interim is led by the HR department, it isimportant that the managers who will be dealing directly with the interim andsigning off the assignment are involved in the selection process. Richard Jones of PricewaterhouseCoopers said: “There is no way a linemanager would take someone on without interviewing them first – the same goesfor an interim. “It is the people working with the interim who will make the decisionsabout the task ahead, so they must be involved from the beginning.” Interim agencies have complained about potential clients who do not have thebudget to hire an interim, but indulge in ‘tyre kicking’ to see who may beavailable should they opt for the interim route. Some companies even use the interim selection and interview process togather ‘free consultancy advice’ from interims who are experts in their field. Ian Daniel, chairman of the Interim Managers Association, has been workingto raise standards in agencies and devise a code of practice for interimmanagers. He said: “Perhaps the third leg is to raise the standards of howclient companies use us and treat us.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Interim supply system being abused by HROn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article read more
Previous Article Next Article Playing to his strengthsOn 17 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger’s approachable style has netted exceptionalresults. What could other businessesachieve by adopting his, and other football managers’ goalsOne manager in Britain, whose name is known in almost every household, isquietly, almost stealthily, revolutionising the approach to personnelmanagement in his chosen field. And that field is football. His name is ArseneWenger, the Frenchman who, this May, led his side to a second League and FA Cupdouble in four years and last week moved up to top position in the PremiershipLeague. Wenger has been managing Arsenal for almost six years and the traditionalfootball press still don’t know what to make of him. They have dubbed him ‘TheProfessor’, a title which suggests their unease. To be likened to an academicin the macho world of British football, is not exactly a compliment. Yet, he has motivated and inspired a squad to play so far beyond theircapabilities, that they romped home to the title, even beating their old rivalsaway at Old Trafford to clinch the trophy. And he did all this, apparently,without raising his voice – a rarity in a game where coaches habitually confusevolume with eloquence. So how does he do it? The best way to answer the question was to meet the man, as I did at theArsenal training ground one Friday afternoon at the tail-end of last season.His assistant, Pat Rice, an Arsenal veteran both as a player and coach, maycall him ‘boss’ as he passes by Wenger’s office to head home, but that, and thekind of workaholism that seems endemic for those managing a big football clubthese days, is pretty much where the resemblance to the stereotypical footballmanager ends. Born in Strasbourg in 1949, he was a decent footballer (though never cappedfor France) who simultaneously acquired a degree in economics at StrasbourgUniversity. As a coach, he has managed teams in France, Japan and England, withmore than a modicum of success. The experience of managing differentnationalities – especially tough in Japan where he arrived without being ableto speak the language and had to inspire a relegation-threatened side – hasconvinced him that the old adage that football is a simple game complicated bythe players isn’t quite true. “It’s very easy for communication with a player, and between playersfor that matter, to be superficial. But footballers want to feel they arelearning and they have to feel it in here,” he says, pointing to hisheart, “that you understand them and want them to develop”. “If they feel deep down that you are only interested in them as anumber in the team, or to fit into a tactical system, they won’t be as happyand may not play so well. I always tell my players to go out and expressthemselves.” He builds players like his striker Thierry Henry by cosseting them, ratherthan cajoling or shouting them. He has a stack of videos of world-class playersin his office, a subtle reminder that they are not necessarily indispensable. Wenger also keeps the game simple for the players, preferring not to changehis team’s formation, or style of play, whatever the opponent, instilling inhis side the belief that it is how they play thatmatters, not the calibre ofopposition. This is in sharp contrast to another foreign coach Claudio Ranieri,who has been criticised for changing his system more than once during a game.The liberating effect of this on some of the Arsenal players Wenger inheritedwas soon apparent. Footballers such as Tony Adams, imprisoned in one zone ofthe pitch and allowed out only for corners or set pieces, suddenly startedmaking forward runs. Adams, who retired this summer and is thinking of emulating his mentor andgoing to university, insists Wenger’s arrival added years to his career as aplayer. Most of the hype about the Frenchman’s effect on players has focused onhis scientific approach to diet and training sessions but Adams says his newboss also freed his mind, making his work more enjoyable. At the same time, the changes Wenger introduced, such as new stretchingexercises at the start and end of every session, raised morale as playersrealised they were benefiting physically. Probably one of the most underratedfactors in improving motivation is giving staff the feeling they have the righttools to do the job. Typically, he downplays talk of a scientific revolution at Arsenal.”This was a big club already when I arrived and it did some things someways, I’ve just done some things differently.” His ‘express yourself’ approach seemed to backfire in the first half of lastseason when the club started earning more publicity for the red cards it earned– twice as many, over the same period, as Manchester United – than its style ofplay, but the players then decided to reform. The most conspicuous example of this was when midfielder and sometimecaptain Patrick Vieira, who was sent off once and booked eight times beforeChristmas last season in the Premier League, but booked only three times in thesecond half of the League season. Wenger notes: “The players realisedkeeping their discipline improved results.” Even when the club was getting the most stick, the players stuck together.In contrast, when the wheels started coming off United’s season, captain RoyKeane made a habit of berating his teammates (and, to be fair, often himself)for a lack of desire, hunger or commitment. Ferguson has done the same,dropping the euphemisms to suggest his team had become too secure having, inmany cases, just signed new contracts. This seemed to suggest the best way tohandle footballers is to keep them insecure, not an approach many employers inother sectors would publicly espouse even if they privately practiced it. For a time, Wenger was known as ‘Clouseau’, but the comparison to PeterSellers’ bungling French detective was, oddly, evidence of the players’affection, rather than a lack of respect. He is equally relaxed about the players’ relationships with each other. Withso many French players on his books, there is scope for the kind of cliques anddivisiveness which has marred the Dutch national side over the years but Wengersays: “You can’t stop the French players wanting to talk to each other, orsee each other socially, you just have to trust them.” In person Wenger can seem relaxed, almost languid, polite yet slightlydetached, almost as if some other part of him is watching everything he’sdoing. His friend, Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier, admits: “I’ve neverseen him angry.” Yet he cares deeply about winning, so much that even as a fan, and then as aplayer, he used to pray to God for victory. His differences with the Unitedboss have often been played up by the media but as he told the assembledjournalists on the day I met him: “The only thing that’s personal aboutthis is that we both want to win the same competition”. Ferguson has, inthe past, psyched out opposing managers with his remarks to the press, butWenger rises above the jibes, a tactic his players have come to admire. The need to win is, he insists, almost physically painful. When he startedout he didn’t know if he had the mental, emotional or physical toughness tohandle the pressure. “I worried I might not survive,” he admits. Theexamples of Houllier, hospitalised with a heart condition last season, Celtic’slegendary coach Jock Stein, who died of a heart attack during a game in 1985,and Joe Kinnear, the Wimbledon coach forced out of the game for 18 months by aheart attack, all suggest the concept of work-life balance has yet to make animpact in football management. Wenger says: “This is a young man’s profession, a single man’s,especially when you’re starting out. I have seen this business damage so manyfamilies. Before, if someone rang me and asked me to go to Turkey I could go assoon as I had packed my luggage.” Having a wife and daughter has, headmits, made moving about harder but also enabled him to switch off from thepressure. During a season, though, he rarely has a whole day off, sneaking a couple ofhours here and there to read a book or to chat with his family. Only in thesummer does he completely escape – to France for a week with his family. When he signed a new contract with his club last year, he made it clear heunderstood the risks, saying: “Maybe I could leave two or three yearsearlier than normal, who knows? If you question my sanity at taking this jobfor another four years, you would be right to. It was a choice between apassionate life or a quiet life. For me, that is no choice.” He has nothought of retirement, believing that he will just wake up one day and knowthat it is time to do something else. This season will be a crucial test for Wenger and, ultimately, forfootball’s ability to bring its approach to personnel into the second half ofthe 20th century at least. New managers can now study their professionacademically at Warwick University partly through the sponsorship of the LeagueManagers Association. One of the first students to pass the course was Wales’manager and ex-Manchester United legend, Mark Hughes. LMA head John Barnwell says the idea is to offer support to what he calls”personality appointments” – coaches selected because they had agreat name as a player rather than for their track record in management ortechnical qualifications. Yet the initiative seems well timed if the culture ofmanagement in British football is going to change. Wenger’s style paid off last season and already this summer – his stars wantto stay at the club. “When they feel they have stopped learning ordeveloping, that’s when a player is likely to go” is his simple credo. Butmake no mistake, if Wenger doesn’t deliver the results next season, the mediawill be insisting that the right way to manage footballers is for red-facedblokes in sheepskin coats to treat them as bright children who just happen tobe too old to go to school. In other words, there’s more riding on this year’sPremiership title race than football and pride. Paul Simpson is the former editor ofFourFourTwo magazine How to achieve business goalsfootball-management styleThere are92 managers in the Football League but as with management in other businesses,their approach to the job tends to fall into a few basic stylesThedictatorThe players do it his way. Can be asergeant major-type who bullies players verbally to impose their will or a‘hard man’ who is quieter but tough and intimidates through looks and demeanour.Pros They produce teams thatknow their tactics well, are resilient, physically fit and disciplined.Cons Dictators are not goodwith difficult players because they find it hard to make an exception or bendthe rules for them. The act might also only work for a while. One of GeorgeGraham’s problems as Arsenal boss was that after a few years, players had grownaccustomed to his tongue lashings and rather than being intimidated were justbored.Best examples in the game SirAlex Ferguson, George Graham, Kenny Dalglish, (it’s something to do with beinga Scottish manager).Best example outside the gameRichard Desmond (Express Newspapers)Thewheeler-dealerShrewd, personable, lives on his witsand/or hunches, often has a charismatic personality, a high media profile and agood eye for the transfer market.Pros Their profile andpersonality can breed confidence and make their club more interesting to themedia than it might otherwise be. Their high profile takes pressure off playerswhich may help the team’s confidence, and players never grow complacent due tothe manager’s unpredictability.Cons If a team is successful,the players may feel too much attention is being focused on the manager.Wheeler dealers often fail to put as much thought into preparation andorganisation as they ought to, sometimes seem to be lacking in long-termdirection.Best example in the game TerryVenables, now at Leeds United, a gifted tactician and an entertainingpersonality who relates well to players. Yet Venables’ gifts are undermined bythe suspicion that he finds it hard to focus on the job in hand with theintensity of, say, a Ferguson.Best example outside the gameTony Blair.TheorganiserFull of theories, has read every newmanagement textbook that comes out, a computerised mind, obsessed by theirschedules and preparation which must be followed to the letter. Can sometimesforget the players are human beings.Pros The team is well prepared,knows its job in detail, well-organised and up-to-date in terms of tactics andorganisation.Cons If things go wrong, themanager may be reluctant to change his system, preferring to blame and/orchange the players. The players may also feel they can’t express themselves andthe detailed briefings can become oppressive.Best examples in the game DonRevie, whose dossiers on his opponents as Leeds United and England manager wereso thorough players felt exhausted after reading them. Fulham manager JeanTigana has shown a similar stubbornness in sticking to his preferred system ofplay, irrespective of whether it suits the squad’s own abilities and styles.Best example outside the gameBill Gates.ThedemocratNice guys who want to build teamworkthrough friendship and encourage players to express themselves.Pros Team spirit is high ifthings are going well, players feel free to experiment, communication betweenplayers and manager is good, and players can respect the manager for having theguts to be approachable.Cons Democracy can seem likeweakness if results aren’t going to plan or there’s a serious issue which needsto be handled – discipline, for example. Best example in the gameArsene Wenger.Best example outside the gameRichard Branson. Related posts:No related photos. read more
A total of 138 scientific publications and theses on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic birds for 1999 is listed by author.This annual list is produced on behalf of the Bird Biology Subcommittee of the Scientific Committee on AntarcticResearch (SCAR) Working Group on Biology as a service to marine ornithologists.
View post tag: Training View post tag: Navy Crew of Indian Navy’s INS Trikand Starts Training for the Ship’s Take Over Industry news View post tag: INS View post tag: crew Back to overview,Home naval-today Crew of Indian Navy’s INS Trikand Starts Training for the Ship’s Take Over View post tag: over View post tag: take View post tag: Indian View post tag: ship View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Trikand View post tag: starts Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad started practical training of Indian crew for INS Trikand of the project 11356 which is under construction for Indian Navy…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, April 4, 2012; Image: Yantar View post tag: Naval April 4, 2013 Share this article read more
Cleanup volunteers Diana Wiseman, left, of Egg Harbor Township, and Valerie Tedesco, of Mount Laurel, give the beach a close inspection for any trash or debris. By Donald WittkowskiMornings marked by gray, cheerless skies and temperatures hovering in the 50s are not normally considered prime time for walks on the beach.But nearly 200 people braved the gloomy weather Saturday morning to venture out on Ocean City’s beaches from one end of the island to the other – from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Corson’s Inlet.Instead of toting around beach chairs and umbrellas, they carried large trash bags and were wearing rubber gloves.Now in its 33rd year, the city’s fall beach cleanup brings environmentally conscious volunteers together in a communitywide effort to remove litter from the sand and dunes.Charlotte Moyer, office supervisor for Ocean City’s Public Works Department and one of the organizers of the cleanup, noted that the beaches are the heart of the town’s tourism industry. She stressed the importance of keeping the beaches spotless for visitors and local residents, particularly during the summer vacation season.“Tourism is very important to the business community, obviously,” she said. “We want to make sure the tourists keep coming back. It’s important to have clean beaches that everyone can enjoy.”Volunteers filled up several trash bags with litter while cleaning up the beaches near the Ocean City Music Pier.Moyer said Saturday’s beach sweep had a strong turnout of about 150 to 200 volunteers, including students from the Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township high schools.Ocean City joined with more than 60 communities along the Jersey Shore for the annual cleanup, which is supervised by the environmental group Clean Ocean Action and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. Last year, 7,416 volunteers removed 373,686 pieces of debris on beaches statewide.Participants in the cleanups collect and record valuable data about trash and debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to promote federal, state and local programs to reduce litter, according to Clean Ocean Action.On Saturday morning, Ocean City resident Gloria Scarano and her 15-year-old son, Gabe Doughty, were using a checklist to keep track of all the litter they plucked off the beaches.“It’s mostly cigarette butts and plastic bottle caps,” Scarano said. “There are tons and tons of cigarette butts. We find them all the time.”Scarano and her son are regular volunteers during the city’s annual beach sweeps in the fall and spring. Doughty, a sophomore at Ocean City High School, has a passion for protecting animals and the environment and hopes to become a veterinarian. “I like caring about the environment,” he said. “It’s a nice thing to do for the community. I think this is the right thing to do if you live in this community.”Among the odd items that Scarano and her son found were a beach ball and a soccer ball.Ocean City resident Gloria Scarano and her 15-year-old son, Gabe Doughty, use a checklist to keep track of the trash they picked up.Three other cleanup volunteers, Diana Wiseman, Cindy Brumbaugh and Valerie Tedesco, all members of Coastal Christian Church in Ocean City, scoured the beach underneath the Boardwalk for trash.“It’s very, very dirty underneath the Boardwalk. There were lots of plastic spoons. That’s where we found a lot of cups, too,” said Wiseman, a resident of Egg Harbor Township.“And straws, too,” added Brumbaugh, who lives in West Chester, Pa.As Wiseman and Tedesco searched the beach near the Ocean City Music Pier for litter, they came upon a hunk of concrete partially buried in the sand.“No matter how many times you go over it, you always find something else,” said Tedesco, a Mount Laurel resident and summer homeowner in Ocean City.Wiseman noted that, ultimately, much of the trash ends up in the ocean unless it is removed. Along with Brumbaugh and Tedesco, she helped to fill up a few trash bags with litter.“Our church is here. This is where our community is. We want to keep it clean,” Wiseman said.Valerie Tedesco, left, and Diana Wiseman search the beach and dunes for trash. read more