Vincent Van Pelt , Standard Chartered Plc’s Singapore-based global head of equities and commodities, is to take a one-year sabbatical and the bank has lined up a successor, according to spokeswoman Tan Hsueh Mei.
At the height of tourist season, 150,000 people vacation on Long Beach Island, an 18-mile stretch of New Jersey shore. The crowds are gone by October, when the traffic signals blink amber along the main boulevard.
You’ve got to hand it to Lucy van Pelt. She called it as she saw it. “Look, Charlie, let’s face it,” she barked in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” “We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.”