YMCA Plans “Healthy Kids Day,” Road Race and Triathlon

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin ELLSWORTH — With the arrival of spring, the tempo is picking up at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA, with several major events scheduled in coming weeks.First on the list is “Healthy Kids Day” on Saturday, April 18.The Ellsworth-based YMCA is joining with 18 other YMCAs across the state and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for a day of free fun and creative activities to promote year-long wellness and healthy living for children and families.The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YMCA gymnasium, will include a 50-foot obstacle course, an inflatable slide, a bounce house, jousting, fitness games and the distribution of nutritional and health-related materials.Games will be provided by Lou Dublin at Granville Rental Station.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso coming up at the YMCA are the second annual Jerry Kaufman Memorial Road Race on Saturday, April 25, and the first Dare-to-Try-athlon on May 16.For either or both events, register online at http://www.defymca.org/ or in person at the YMCA on State Street in Ellsworth.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more

Soft2Bet gets green light to enter Swedish market

first_imgShare Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has been given the green light to launch its Campobet and YoYo casino brands in Sweden after receiving the necessary approval from the Swedish Gaming Authority. The launch follows a number of ‘successful’ inspections and audits, which have ensured that both platforms are in line with the Swedish gaming regulations. The two platforms have since been certified with BMM Laboratories.Uri Poliavich, Chief Operations Officer of Soft2Bet, celebrated the launch into the market: “The granting of this licence is a historical moment for Soft2Bet. The team have put in a lot of effort to qualify for all the requirements and meet all the deadlines.“This achievement is a product of uncompromising dedication and is another great accomplishment for our executives and our team.”The extension into the Swedish regulated market marks the latest strategic move for the operator group as it expands its global footprint across several emerging regions. The group currently operates with Malta Gaming Authority and Curacao licences, with further certification within the EU set to follow.Last week, the Swedish Gaming Authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its UK counterpart, UK Gambling Commission. The new agreement is hoped to strengthen the collaboration between the two regulators, having come into effect on 11 November 2019. Under the terms of the partnership, the duo will collaborate in sharing best practice on areas such as regulatory policies and procedures.last_img read more

Middletown Arts Celebrate Town and New Café

first_img“Without the unwavering support of the township, this arts center would not have been possible,” O’Brien said. “We’re so excited to reach this 10-year milestone. We’re look- ing forward to many more years of bringing the community and the arts together.”The next event at the Middletown Arts Center is Saturday, Sept. 16, when Legends Promotions presents A Night of Music & Comedy. Vito Picone & the Elegants will enter tain, along with Just Friends, singing classic hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Stand-up comedian Tommy Gooch will host the event.Tickets are $35 and $40 and are available by calling the box office at 732-706-4100. For more information, visit middletownarts.org.In addition to events at the arts center, Middletown Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo.The event will include a business and community showcase, park exhibits, hayrides and fire department displays in a fire safety smoke house.Vendors will be on hand selling jewelry, clothing, kitchenware, candles, home décor, pet items and much more. Items at the food court will include fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, funnel cake, fried Oreos, mac and cheese balls, kale bowls, smoothies, ice cream and Italian ice. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, bounce houses, arts and crafts and sports contests for the kids. Live entertainment will be provided on stage all day, with music by the Middletown VFW Jazz Band, Dee & the Swagmatics, Waiting on Mongo and the Moondance Big Band. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit middletownnj.org.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] This article was first published in the Sept. 14-21, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By May Ann Bourbeau | MIDDLETOWN – Middletown is the place to be in the next few weeks, with several events taking place in the township.Café Capri is due to open this month in the Middletown Arts Center on Church Street. The café will serve coffee, tea, bagels, pastries, sandwiches and more. It will be open at 5:30 a.m. to serve the early morning train commuters, and will stay open until 6 p.m.“We’ve been talking about opening a café for a long time,” said Maggie O’Brien, director of the Middletown Arts Center. “We’re right next to the train station so it seemed like a natural fit.”Café Capri, which will be situated on the right side of the lobby, will also be open in the evenings in tandem with arts center events.“We have a lot of programs and events where parents drop off their children and wait in the lobby,” O’Brien said. “The New Jersey Youth Orchestra rehearses here on Thursday nights. We have about 100 kids that are driven here and a lot of the parents stay and wait. They can grab a cup of coffee, go on the Internet and listen to rehearsals.”The addition comes just as the arts center celebrates its 10th anniversary. A celebratory gala for that milestone is planned for Oct. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. The $75 admission will include music, dinner and dancing. Local individuals and businesses will be honored, one of which will be the Seraph Players from Mater Dei Prep, who will provide entertainment at the gala. Other honorees include longtime supporters Joan and Bob Rechnitz and Rosemarie Peters, who spearheaded the campaign to convert the Banfield Moving and Storage Company into an arts center.“This was really her vision,” said O’Brien.The Township of Middletown will also be recognized at the gala.last_img read more

Nelson/Beaver Valley game stopped with 2:45 remaining after Hawks player taken to hospital

first_imgHockey took a back seat with just over three minutes remaining in Saturday night’s Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest between the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the NDCC Arena.That’s when a collision near boards by the Leafs bench sent 17-year-old Brandon Butlin into convulsions, forcing the Nitehawks forward to be taken to local hospital by ambulance and the game to be halted with 2:45 remaining in the third period.”Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family,” an emotionally shaken Beaver Valley assistant coach Jeremy Cominotto said from outside the visitor’s dressing room.Nelson was holding a 5-2 lead at the time.Butlin had the puck near the Nelson blueline when Leaf winger Dustin Reimer hit the Hawks’ forward with a clean check.The Trail native collided with the boards and immediately went into convulsions with his legs flailing.Training staff from both teams rushed to the injured player and without hesitation called for an ambulance.Rink staff quickly ran to fetch the AED (automated external defibrillator) for training staff as a precaution in case the Hawks’ player went into cardiac arrest. At no time did Butlin stop breathing.A short time later B.C. Ambulance paramedics arrived, applied a neck brace to Butlin and gave him oxygen before carefully using a spine board to put him on the stretcher for the short trek to Kootenay Lake Hospital.”Brandon took a hard his near the boards and didn’t respond,” Cominotto explained when asked if he knew what happened on the ice.”He was conscious and breathing but he was not in a good way,” Cominotto added.Colton McCarthy, who finished with two points to lead the Leafs to the victory, didn’t think the hit was that bad.”It’s really sad,” McCarthy said. “I saw him get hit but I thought it was a clean hit, he just fell into the boards wrong.”Linden Horswill scored twice while James Sorrey and Colton Schell added singles for Nelson.Ryan Edwards and Butlin replied for the Hawks.The game was called with 2:45 remaining in the game by referee Shawn Peel. The game official told The Nelson Daily after the game the decision was made in agreement by both coaches.No word if the remaining time will be made up to complete the game at a later date.last_img read more

UPDATED: Bombers have chance to finish ninth at Soccer Provincials

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers are going to need a little help if the squad is going to advance into the Final Four at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Penticton.The Bombers dropped a tough 3-2 decision to host Princess Margaret MustangsThursday afternoon to drop into fourth spot in Pool C standings.Despite dominating the play, LVR fell behind 2-0 to Maggie before Naomi Perkins scored her first of two in the game to put the Kootenay reps on the board.The Bombers fought to get back in the game, but the final result had the host school edging LVR by a goal in a very physically-played game.One Mustang player was ejected from the tournament after punching Bomber Emma Wheeldon in the face.A Bomber spokesperson said Wheeldon was tapped on the shoulder by the Mustang player, and when the Bomber player turned, the Maggie player sucker punched her.Earlier in the day, LVR rallied to tie Mark Isfeld of Comox 3-3.Perkins scored twice for LVR with Erica Augsten adding a single.After Day one of the tournament, Mark Isfeld leads the pool standings with four points. Smithers and Princess Margaret are tied for second, each with three points with LVR fourth.The Bombers finished the 2013 tournament in fourth spot.LVR faces Smithers at 9 a.m. Friday in the final round robin match before teams head into the playoff round. The L.V. Rogers Bombers meet Sands of Delta today in the 9th-10th game at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Penticton.The Bombers knocked off Crofton House of Vancouver 3-0 in consolation round action Friday.LVR won both games, but still were dropped into the 9th-12th seeding in the tournament after the Mark Isfeld defeated the Bombers on a penalty-kick tie-breaker. Both teams finished tied for second in pool play.LVR defeated Smithers 1-0 in the final game of the round robin.Princess Margaret won Pool C with six points. LVR and Mark Isfeld finished tied for second, each with four points.Princess Margaret meets Victoria’s Lambrick Park in the final Saturday.Rough opening day at soccer provincials for LVR Bomberslast_img read more

NH Research Workshop (phone # correction)

first_imgNorthern Health is inviting Fort St. John residents to a Northeast BC community research planning workshop.It’s scheduled for the Legion Hall on 105th avenue and, will run from 9am to 5pm tomorrow and, 8am to 1.30pm on Friday.Northeast Medical Officer, Dr. Charl Badenhorst says the workshop will allow health officials, to determine what areas of research should be pursued… [asset|aid=511|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a786c62723f4992361b2af1223f34713-Badenhorst 1_1_Pub.mp3] The research group has identified five key discussion topics…recruitment and retention in rural communites, wellness for transient workers, rural family and women’s health, knowledge translation and, outdoor air quality…- Advertisement – [asset|aid=512|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a786c62723f4992361b2af1223f34713-Badenhorst-2_1_Pub.mp3] To register, call Erin Evans at UNBC/ Peace Liard Region, at 250-787-6220 or email…[email protected]last_img read more

Mother of Danielle McLaughlin to visit site where her daughter was murdered

first_imgThe devastated mother of murdered Buncrana women Danielle McLaughlin plans to visit the site where her daughter’s mutilated body was found.The Donegal woman was raped and killed in India in 2017. Local man Vikat Bhagat is currently on trial.The 28-year-old’s mother Andrea Brannigan told the Irish Mirror she wants to come face-to-face with the alleged killer. She said: “I will go to the site where her body was found. Locals and tourists have made a shrine there.“The farmer that owns the land gave them permission and they held a Mass service there on her anniversary.“There are loads of photos of Danielle and people can light some candles.“If the trial is on I’ll go to it when I get over there. I would like to see him but I don’t know what I’d say to him. Danielle would be for forgiveness herself but I have no feelings for him at all. “I’ll never get justice because Danielle is not here but I would like answers.”Ms Brannigan also criticised the Government for its slow progress on amending the Victim’s Charter to include Irish victims of crime abroad.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told her following their meeting last September it would be amended in Danielle’s name.She was informed via email it would be finalised this summer however, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice has said it is now being redrafted entirely, much to Ms Brannigan’s disappointment.The spokeswoman added: “The Victims Charter is currently being redrafted in its entirety, taking account of the arrangements being embedded in the criminal justice system for victims arising from the EU Victims Directive and the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act, 2017. “Work is well advanced with a view to finalising the Charter in the near future. Engagement will continue with the family of Danielle McLaughlin in the completion of this work.”The late Danielle McLaughlinMs Brannigan said: “I’m frustrated we don’t know yet what’s going to be included in it and we want to make sure it does help people who are affected by crime abroad.“People don’t know where to turn when something like this happens and I want support for families that are struggling.”Meanwhile, it’s understood Danielle’s murder trial could last a number of years. Yesterday the court heard from the eighth witness, one of 50 set to give evidence.Ms Brannigan said: “I don’t cope some days, it’s really hard.“I just want the court case over with.“I struggle when I see her friends moving on and she isn’t here.“I often wonder what Danielle would be doing now.”Mother of Danielle McLaughlin to visit site where her daughter was murdered was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Early Oxygen Fuels Fire in OOL Camp

first_imgLive Science reported a new claim about oxygen on the early earth appearing far earlier than usually assumed.  A Penn State astrobiologist is claiming that uniformly high oxygen levels existed on earth 3.8 billion years ago, a billion years before previous estimates.    Oxygen’s presence on Earth has been typically inferred from sulfur isotope levels in rocks due to the way ultraviolet light processes volcanic gases in the absence of ozone.  Hirosho Ohmoto, director of Penn State’s Astrobiology Research Center, found modern-like sulfur isotope signatures in Australian rocks dated at nearly 3 billion years old.  His team’s findings, publishing in Nature this week,2 suggest not only that oxygen was present far earlier, but casts doubt on the detection technique used to infer its presence: the sulfur isotope signature “was mostly created by non-photochemical reactions during sediment diagenesis, and thus is not linked to atmospheric chemistry.”    This announcement is producing emotional as well as chemical reactions.  The LiveScience article states,“There is going to be a howl, even outrage,” over these findings, geologist and isotope geochemist Paul Knauth at Arizona State University told LiveScience.  They will say hot springs could have swamped the rocks Ohmoto and his colleagues looked at with normal sulfur, or that the crystals they analyzed washed in from elsewhere, or that their measurements are inaccurate, he said.  However, Knauth noted Ohmoto and his colleagues did address these points “and make good arguments.”The problem with oxygen is that it is highly reactive and destructive to prebiotic chemicals.  None of the amino acids or other “building blocks of life” famous from the Miller experiment and similar tests would have formed in the presence of oxygen.  Astrobiologists had assumed that no oxygen was present until the emergence of photosynthetic bacteria, some two billion years after the formation of the earth.    This finding has implications for other planets, too.  Ohmoto believes that early oxygen could be a common characteristic on planets around other stars.  His paper did not address the impact this finding would have on research into the origin of life [OOL].  He only told LiveScience that the question of when oxygen first appeared on the early earth “is closely linked to those related to the biological evolution on Earth and other planets,” an ambiguous and indirect comment at best.  Reporter Charles Q. Choi seemed to think this was good news.  He titled his article, “Alien life might arise quickly, study suggests,” and began,Scientists have found that oxygen and the life that generates it might have enriched the Earth far earlier than currently supposed.    The discovery, sure to be controversial, suggests life could arise earlier than now thought on alien planets, too.1Ohmoto et al., “Sulphur isotope evidence for an oxic Archaean atmosphere,” Nature 442, 908-911(24 August 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05044; Received 21 June 2005; Accepted 10 July 2006.For spinning a disastrous finding into a blessing, Choi wins Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.  Bringing oxygen into the picture before photosynthesis is like bringing out the rugby team before the grass has sprouted.  The astrobiology gardeners will only get mud if Ohmoto is correct.  Early oxygen will destroy any chances of life starting by chemical evolution (as if that fairy tale had a chance to begin with).  If they respond like Choi and just assume this implies “alien life might arise quickly,” then they must believe a second miracle, that the complexities of photosynthesis also arose quickly.  Watch those miracle words emerged, appeared, and arose.  Words can’t short-circuit reality.  Arose by any other name would smell as cheat.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Google Image Search Gets a Redesign and New Search Ads

first_imgWith more than 10 billion images indexed, Google Image Search has become the visual reference source to beat. Google’s VP Marissa Mayer took the stage at a press conference today to announce the company’s latest image search redesign.  In November 2009, ReadWriteWeb covered the introduction of Image Swirl but since then little news has come from the search giant. This morning though, rather than offering up another Swirl-like announcement, the company released a significantly new iteration of its current interface alongside the launch of Google Image Search Ads. The new ad product allows marketers to place the image of their choice next to their text advertisement. This feature lets product-based vendors offer images of their offerings based on the relevancy of the ad to image search results. So if the user is searching for a specific phone image and specs, it makes sense that commercial offerings for accessories and cases would co-exist in the commercial header. Apart from the AdWords release, Google’s Image Search redesign offers speed and a higher quantity of images to the user. The new design features a tiled look with the ability to show more than 1,000 photos on a single page. As users hover over the results of their search, the image thumbnail increases and details of that result are displayed.  Below are a few photos of the new interface. The company has rolled out the redesign to 10% of users and will continue to make it available in waves over the next month. To inquire about the image advertisement program, marketers can sign in to their regular AdWords account. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#search#web last_img read more