Neighborhood Meeting on 26th Street to 34th Street Drainage on August 30 at 6…

first_imgHoward Stainton Senior Center Where: Howard Stainton Senior Center: 1735 Haven Avenue Ocean City , New JerseyMayor Jay A. Gillian has announced that he will hold a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center (1735 Simpson Avenue). The mayor will be joined by City Council members.The purpose of the meeting is for Michael Baker International Company to discuss a proposal for road and drainage improvements in the area from 26th Street to 34th Street between West Avenue and Bay Avenue.For more information, please call 609-525-9286.last_img read more

WNBA, CBS Sports agree to 40-game TV deal

first_imgIt also comes as the league is seeking more visibility, but also just after the WNBA’s top player, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, was injured while playing overseas in an effort to supplement what players say is substandard pay in the U.S. The 2018 league and WNBA Finals MVP suffered a torn Achilles tendon that required surgery.According to The Associated Press, which broke the story of the TV deal, the league and CBS Sports also are discussing expanding coverage of the league to include features and other WNBA programming.To see CBS Sports Network’s WNBA schedule for the upcoming season, click here. The WNBA and CBS Sports have agreed to a multiyear deal to carry 40 games per season, beginning with the upcoming season that tips off May 24, the league announced Monday morning.Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but games will be shown on CBS Sports Network in prime time and on weekends. CBS Sports Network’s schedule will begin May 25 with the Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx game.”We are truly excited to partner with the WNBA, bringing the country’s premier women’s sports league to CBS Sports Network. This partnership is one of the biggest and most impactful women’s sports programming arrangements ever at CBS Sports, offering national exposure of 40 games per year,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a statement.The deal that more than triples the number WNBA games available for viewing comes on the heels of a season in which combined average viewership on ESPN2 and NBA TV was up 31 percent. Breaking news! 🚨WNBA and @CBSSports announce multi-year television partnership! 📺Full release: https://t.co/1vT27kwzPr pic.twitter.com/oqkKdSL4Wf— WNBA (@WNBA) April 22, 2019″Through our partnership with CBS Sports Network, the WNBA is joining an elite lineup of premium sports programming,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “We thank CBS Sports for making such a meaningful commitment to women’s basketball and for providing another platform to showcase the world-class athletes of the WNBA.”ESPN, under an existing deal, plans to carry 16 WNBA games — including three on ABC — during the 2019 regular season, the 23rd in the league’s existence. Related News Breanna Stewart confirms torn Achilles, will miss Seattle Storm’s 2019 seasonlast_img read more

New Voice, Same Talent for Holmdel Theatre Company

first_imgBy Mary Ann Bourbeau |HOLMDEL – Kathy Connolly wants to take the Holmdel Theatre Company to the next level. And two months into her new position as artistic director, she is well on her way.“I want to build it up to a professional level and I think in the long term, it’s totally doable,” she said.Since she took over for former artistic director Laurie Devino, Connolly has already increased the number of shows to four this season, kicking off with “You Can’t Take It With You,” which runs from Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. It’s the story of a woman from a good-natured but eccentric family who becomes engaged to a man whose relatives are decidedly stuffy. Comedy ensues when the two families meet for the first time. The show, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, has a cast of 15 and will be directed by Connolly’s husband, Jake Oliver.“I wanted to do a classic play, something funny, with a big cast and a big set to start off the season,” Connolly said. “Jake is a great director and he’s good with comedy.”The season continues with the play “Art” from Dec. 7 to 16; “Life is a Dream” from March 29 to April 14; and the musical “Next to Normal” from July 19 to Aug. 4.“I’m so excited to do a musical and especially this musical,” she said. “I performed several musicals in barns when I did summer stock as an actor. I love barn theaters.”The theater hosted a 30th Season Cabaret Gala Oct. 1, featuring Broadway’s Jenn Gambatese (“School of Rock,” “Tarzan”), Gaelen Gilliland (“SpongeBob Squarepants,” “Kinky Boots”) and Rema Webb (“Escape to Margaritaville,” “Violet”). The inaugural event was a fundraiser for the theater.“These Broadway singers all thought the acoustics were perfect,” Connolly said.Holmdel Theatre Company presents its shows at the Duncan Smith Theater, at 36 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel.Plans for Holmdel Theatre include more interaction with students from the middle and high school, including a youth theater that will kick off with a staged reading in the spring.“It’s important for professionals to work with students, both on stage and backstage,” she said. “That’s been part of our mission statement since the theater was founded.”“I was fortunate enough to work with professionals on stage and as a student, and it’s very important to me to carry on this tradition at Holmdel Theatre Company,” she said.Originally from Pittsburgh, Connolly began performing theater at age 9. She attended Point Park University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and New York University, where she studied in the Stella Adler and CAP21 conservatories.After college, Connolly worked as an actor and director in both regional and national tours. After moving to Middletown, she began directing musicals and teaching acting at area schools and the Middletown Arts Center. She also works as a teaching artist at the Two River Theater in Red Bank.After serving five years as artistic director, Devino felt the theater needed someone who could devote more time to it.“I work full time and Holmdel Theatre deserves more attention than I could give with my schedule,” she said. “Kathy is a perfect fit. She will definitely bring much needed new life to the theater.”Devino will still be involved; in fact, she has a lead role in “You Can’t Take It With You.”“It’s nice to be able to act again,” she said. “I didn’t have time with all my other activities. This is a fun ensemble piece that really holds up. It’s a happy little escape.”Connolly is looking forward to seeing what the future holds at Holmdel Theatre Company.“The first time I walked into the theater, I automatically fell in love with it,” she said. “It’s such a special place with a special history and I feel very lucky to be given this opportunity. It feels like home already.”Tickets for “You Can’t Take It With You” are $15 to $25. For more information, visit holmdeltheatrecompany.org.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] article was first published in the Oct. 11-18, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

COMEBACKING KULIK LODGE PREVAILS BY A NOSE IN $63,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; SMITH, PROCTOR COMBINE TO WIN A MILE ON TURF IN 1:37.98

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2015)–Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Kulik Lodge overcame an eight month layoff to take Friday’s $63,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by nose under Mike Smith while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:37.98.Trained by Tom Proctor, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Curlin sat a close second around the Club House turn, made the lead going into the far turn and was tenacious late, just holding off a determined challenge from favored Twentytwentyvision.Off at 5-2 in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up, Kulik Lodge paid $7.60, $4.40 and $3.00.“This horse, I swear, he loves a battle,” said Smith, who had ridden him to a pair of victories dating back to August 9 and Oct. 10. “He literally waits for someone to come up to him so he can battle. And as soon as they get to him, he locks on and it’s a fight…The credit goes to Proctor and his crew. He does a great job coming off a five month, six month or year layoff…He gets them right.”Lightly raced, Kulik Lodge got his fourth win from five starts and with the winner’s share of $37,800, improved his earnings to $147,200.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Twentytwentyvision sat just outside the winner the entire trip and just missed. Off as the 9-5 favorite, he finished three quarters of a length in front of Global View, and paid $2.80 and $2.60.Global View, who is also trained by Proctor and was ridden by Gary Stevens, was off at 6-1 and paid $3.00 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover into Saturday at Santa Anita of $57,859 and it’s expected the total Pick Six pool will approach $500,000. The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile and the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes will highlight a nine-race program. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Possible prison time for students being criminal ‘money mules’

first_imgHundreds of Irish students agreeing to let fraudsters use their bank accounts could lead to possible jail time, it has been reported. Gardaí believe hundreds of millions of euro have been laundered through Irish bank accounts with students complicit in criminal acts.They are being contacted via social media with the lure of making easy money. Criminals see university campuses as soft targets for recruiting these “money mules”.Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Lordan Irish Independent students who had got involved in the scam were now under threat of being jailed. “There are several hundred student accounts in Ireland being used for this type of activity,” he said.“We’ve seen one student do it two or three times, so they know what they’re doing. And they are now getting into trouble. Some have been charged and more will be charged.“Custodial sentences are now in the frame. Because without a money mule, this fraud often doesn’t work. It’s like drug trafficking.”Once a scam has been successful, scammers need a bank account to transfer the money into for withdrawal. “What happens is that someone approaches a student and says ‘a friend of mine wants to invest here in Ireland, but it’s taking a while to get past the red tape, so I’ll pay you €500 to use your account’,” said the senior officer.The fraudster then wires illicit cash into the account before getting the student to take it out or move it on to a further account.Det Chief Supt Lordan said students must be fully aware they are facing serious criminal sanctions if they engage in what may appear harmless.“These students are committing offences,” he said. “This can have a permanent effect on your life.” He said any students who found themselves in such a situation should report it.Possible prison time for students being criminal ‘money mules’ was last modified: April 28th, 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

Leakey Manipulated His Apelike “Skull 1470” toLook Human

first_imgThe skull of an alleged human ancestor Richard Leakey made famous in 1972 was poorly reconstructed, claims a paleoanthropologist who specializes in craniofacial biology.  According to Dr. Timothy Bromage of New York University, Leakey employed nonstandard principles while assembling the bones of his “Skull 1470”, giving the face a flatter, more human-like profile.  Many at the time of the discovery were stunned to find such a human-like face dated to 3 million years ago.  (This date was later revised downward to 1.9 million years.  The skull was later dubbed Homo rudolfensis and considered an ancestor in the direct line leading to modern man, Homo sapiens.)    Employing rules that the eyes, ears and mouth of mammals must bear a precise relationship to one another, Dr. Bromage did his own reconstruction and found the skull “looked more apelike than previously believed.”  The computer-aided reconstruction reduced the brain size to less than half that of a modern human.  He said that the corrected skull has a “surprisingly small brain and distinctly protruding jaw, features commonly associated with more apelike members of the hominid family living as much as three million years ago.”  Dr. Bromage criticized the famous paleoanthropologist, judging that “Dr. Leakey produced a biased reconstruction based on erroneous preconceived expectations of early human appearance that violated principles of craniofacial development…. Dr. Leakey produced a reconstruction that could not have existed in real life.”  The erroneous interpretation, the article states, has been “widely accepted until now.”Source: EurekAlert.  A larger image with caption can be found on Science Daily.OK, let’s see if Leakey will recant.  Let’s see if the textbook publishers will fix the mistake.  His Skull 1470 raised quite a stir at the time and gained Leakey international fame.  Now, it comes out that Leakey’s personal bias dictated how he put the puzzle pieces of bone together.  How much does this go on in the dubious practice of paleoanthropology?  What other instances are out there right now with built-in bias?  Here it is 25 years after the discovery before the truth comes out.  Remember this next time this crowd trumpets some new missing link.  Today’s kids may not know it’s phony baloney till 2032.    Bromage, for all his efforts in exposing Leakey’s bias, is still biased himself.  He still thinks man evolved from apes – just 300,000 years later than the current consensus timeline.  He still tosses around the millions of years and pictures Homo ergaster and Homo erectus belonging to some mythical pathway to man.  He still calls the apes Australopithecus and Paranthropus “hominids” and accepts the Darwin Party premise that we are evolved apes.  Let’s encourage him to keep exposing the bias in Leakey’s skulls.  This should get Leakey mad enough to counterattack by finding the bias in Bromage’s work.  The public will get the message: the tale of human evolution is all bias, all the time.(Visited 54 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Continue

first_imgAdult stem cells continue to show promise as more about these pluripotent cells comes to light.Heart repair:  Medical Xpress reported that organ-derived stem cell injections appear to have promise for tissue repair from myocardial infarction.  The cells come from skeletal muscle or adipose tissue.  A week after injection in subjects, “led to a substantial decrease in infarct size and a significant improvement in left ventricle function when compared with injections of cell culture medium alone.”Automatic wound repair:  New Scientist reported that human skin appears to maintain a pool of adult stem cells used in repairing wounds.  The cells exist in eccrine glands, “a type of sweat gland not found in animals,” the article said, adding, “Humans have three times more eccrine glands than hair follicles, making them the major contributor to new skin cells.”  A researcher from Howard Hughes Medical Institute remarked that the finding was “unexpected and against current dogma.”Personalized medicine:  According to Medical Xpress, researchers at Johns Hopkins and Memorial Sloan-Kettering are investigating the use of induced pluripotent stem cells for personalized medicine for those with genetic diseases.  “This approach could move much of the trial-and-error process of beginning a new treatment from the patient to the petri dish, and help people to get better faster.”Rebuilding skeletal muscle:  Another article on Medical Xpress discussed the potential for rebuilding muscle for those with degenerative diseases: “The therapy brings together two existing techniques for muscle repair – cell transplantation and tissue engineering – specifically, mesoangioblast stem cells delivered via a hydrogel cell-carrier matrix.”Stem cell transposable elements as un-junk:  PhysOrg reported that linc-RNAs, a type of non-coding RNA thought to be genetic junk from viral invasions, appear to be landing spots for endogenous retroviruses (ERVs).  David Kelley said that during his PhD work, “these repetitive hopping genes were a major nuisance, which got me thinking about what they were doing in the genome.”  He and John Rinn found that they appear to promote gene transcription.  “Perhaps more intriguingly, lincRNAs containing an ERV family known as HERVH correlated with expression in stem cells relative to dozens of other tested tissues and cells.” Rinn got emotional about this: “This strongly suggests that ERV transposition in the genome may have given rise to stem cell-specific lincRNAs. The observation that HERVHs landed at the start of dozens of lincRNAs was almost chilling; that this appears to impart a stem cell-specific expression pattern was simply stunning!”  From there the article went on to speculate about how this evolved.New kind of stem cell that may make regenerative medicine possible was reported by Medical Xpress.   Adult epithelial cells can be coaxed into induced pluripotent stem cells with desirable attributes; “These seem to be exactly the kind of cells that we need to make regenerative medicine a reality.”  For example, these cells could be used to create personalized medicine for cancer patients.  The cells appear to take on the characteristics of the organ they are transplanted into.Fountain of youth:  A way to refresh aging stem cells to look young again was found by researchers at the University of Toronto, Science Daily said.  It involves inserting growth factors into the stem cells that turn aging factors off.  “The discovery, which transforms aged stem cells into cells that function like much younger ones, may one day enable scientists to grow cardiac patches for damaged or diseased hearts from a patient’s own stem cells — no matter what age the patient — while avoiding the threat of rejection.”With so much success continuing for adult stem cells, it seems superfluous to work with ethically-charged embryonic stem cells.  Work continues on them as well, though – some of it raising fears of abuse.  Nature News, for instance, reported that “Researchers have coaxed cultured embryonic stem cells to develop into eggs that then give rise to normal offspring” in mice.  The article admitted ethical concerns.  The experiments might lead to treatments for infertility; “However, the prospect of transplanting such oocytes into women raises major safety and ethical concerns that will need to be discussed carefully if the findings are repeated in humans.”  But who will discuss the concerns?  Who will decide what “carefully” enough means?  And will it stop mad scientists more concerned about money than ethics?The Family Research Council, which maintains StemCellResearchFacts.org website, recently congratulated Dr. David Prentice, “one of the world’s leading experts on adult stem cells,” for getting a scholarly article published in Tissue and Cell Engineering, titled, Remembering Pioneers in Patient Treatments.  The article “talks about the groundbreaking new science that won Dr. Shinya Yamanaka this year’s Nobel Prize,” according to the FRC newsletter.Adult stem cells: proven track record, no ethical qualms.  Embryonic stem cells: no track record, large ethical qualms.  Enough said?  We cannot trust the scientists themselves to regulate safety and ethics.  These are issues for the public to insist on.  Beware when scientists perform “public engagement” to determine what people approve; read this case of rigged public engagement on Evolution News & Views. 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Check Out Military Caregiving’s New Homepage!

first_imgWe updated our MFLN Military Caregiving homepage making it more user-friendly and easily accessible. Check it out today!You can:Easily access our resources, publications and continuing education.Quickly connect with us through social media.Keep updated on our upcoming events.And much more! This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 17, 2016.last_img

Video: Duke Unveils 2015 National Championship Banner At Banquet

first_imgDuke basketball's 2015 national championship banner.duke 2015 national championship bannerThursday night, Duke basketball held its annual banquet – an event where the season prior is celebrated and captains for the next season are named. But 2015 was obviously a more special year than usual – the Blue Devils took home their fifth national championship after defeating Wisconsin in the NCAA title game earlier this month. As such, there was a great deal to commemorate.Most notably, the school unveiled its 2015 national championship banner – appropriately while Queen’s “We Are The Champions” was playing in the background.The school has also released a number of other bits of media from the event – including some cool photos of the players posing in their tuxedos.If you’re wondering, Duke named Marshall Plumlee, Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones as tri-captains for the 2015-2016 season.last_img read more