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First ever Economic Empowerment Cookout

first_imgAll COVID-19 guidelines were in place. 20 different local black owned businesses participated in the event, including catering companies, artists and a photographer. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) –Support Black Businesses 607 hosted the first ever Economic Empowerment Cookout today. The purpose of this event is to give local black-owned businesses a platform some might not have had before.  For more information on the next Support Black Businesses 607 events, check out their Facebook page.center_img “We sell everything,” Munoz said. “We all have something. We are multi-talented like we are many.” Dominique Munoz, owner of Love Sick Doll Art, says an event like the cookout helps show more black-owned businesses that some people might not have known of before.  “That’s why it’s important for this event to be here so we can all be around each other and to show that there are black artists here,” Sabryah Tate, owner of Bri’s Sunshine Teas and Things, said. last_img read more

MDI boys advance to Northern Maine title game with win over Central

first_img MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Bio BANGOR — The No. 2 Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team will play for the Class B North championship after defeating No. 3 Central 48-38 in the regional semifinals Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.MDI had earned a narrow victory in its previous game against Central when it beat the Red Devils 44-39 back in January, and the Trojans came out swinging in the first quarter. MDI put up 17 points and held Central to seven. The Trojans sank basket after basket with the help of Andrew Phelps, who made two 3-pointers and a foul shot.The Red Devils regrouped heading into the second quarter and gave the Trojans their most difficult run of the game by allowing them to put up just two points from Russell Kropff. Central had 3-pointers from Ethan Mailman and Micah Ward and a basket from Dylan Gray to cut MDI’s lead to 19-15 heading into halftime.After halftime, the Trojans bounced back offensively with 17 points in the third quarter. Riley Swanson scored eight in the frame for MDI (17-3), which also got points from Good, Kropff, Drew Rich and Mac Shea to enter the fourth with a 36-24 lead. Central (16-4) got 3-pointers from Ward, Gray and Andrew Speed.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI cruised to the lead in the final eight minutes of the game by putting up 12 points and holding the Devils to nine. For the Trojans, Good owned the territory under the basket and scored three layups in a row. Swanson sank a long 3-pointer, and Phelps scored three points with a two-point basket and a free throw.Swanson led the overall scoring for the Trojans with 17 points. Elsewhere for MDI, Good had 13, Mac Shea had five, Kropff had four and Rich had two. For Central, Mailman had 10 points, Gray and Speed had eight and Ward and Caleb Shaw had six.For MDI, playing as a team made the difference.“We talked about executing the little things and getting better as a unit — making smart decisions at the half court,” Good said. “We had had a really good first quarter, struggled a little in the second quarter, but we came back in the third quarter. Everything came together.”With a Northern Maine title within sight, Norwood said the victory “meant everything.”“It means we get a chance to play in the [Northern] Maine championship game, which is what you dream about when you grow up playing basketball in Maine,” he said.MDI will face the Orono Red Riots (16-4) at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Cross Insurance Center. With a win, the Trojans would face Yarmouth or Wells at 7:45 p.m. March 3 at the Augusta Civic Center. Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected] Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017last_img read more

Dr. Faustino Naldoza appointed to SRMC board; 1 vacancy still needs to be filled

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Dr. Faustino Naldoza was officially appointed as the newest member of the Sumner Regional Medical Center board.By a 6-0 vote, the old city council of Mayor Roger Stallbaumer and members Vince Wetta, Kelly Green, Jan Korte, B.J. Tracy, Jim Valentine and John Brand unanimously voted to appoint Naldoza, a retired Wellington physician, to fill one of two vacancies.Dr. Faustino NaldozaSteve Shelley and Kelli McComb recently resigned from the five-member SRMC board. The council will still need to fill one vacancy. Wellington City Clerk Shane Shields said applicants will need to be accepted through May 7 for the other board vacancy. The appointment will be for the remainder of the term expiring April 20, 2017.In a press release sent out today by Shields, the position stipulates: “The Health Care Authority directs the hospital and other health care services by operating the city hospital or any other such care service, as the authority deems proper. Meetings of the HCA are on the third Tuesday of each month. One member may reside outside the corporate city limits.Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the position should submit an application to the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on May 7. Applications submitted will be considered by the governing body. The application form is available in the City Clerk’s Office or is available on the city website at www.cityofwellington.net on the Board of Commissions page.”For questions or additional information, contact Shields at 620-326-2811.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down none · 277 weeks ago Great choice! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Liability · 277 weeks ago It is important to note that the city Hall work session minutes of April 14,2015 clearly state that SRMC Board members are eventually liable for back SRMC Federal Payroll Taxes and KPERS Retirement Plan contributions. The Minutes of that city hall work session also clearly state SRMC is behind on Federal Payroll Taxes and KPERS Retirement Plan contributions at this time. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Citizen · 276 weeks ago How far are they behind? Why is the hospital collecting KPERS contributions from staff & not sending them to KPERS like they should be? Isn’t that illegal? Report Reply -3 Vote up Vote down No one special · 277 weeks ago Where is Dr Will? I vote for him. Let’s get some people in there that know the place from the inside out! Finally some hope. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Man City hold Leicester

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP):Leicester relinquished first place in the English Premier League heading into 2016 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City in an entertaining stalemate yesterday.Arsenal lead Leicester – the surprise team of the season – on goal difference, with third-place City three points behind after half of the league campaign.Raheem Sterling, the Jamaica-born winger, was a danger in the first half for City at King Power Stadium, forcing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into three saves, while striker Jamie Vardy wasted the home side’s best chance by blazing over when clear on goal.City finally managed to keep a clean sheet without injured captain Vincent Kompany (calf) who was ruled out for up to four weeks by manager Manuel Pellegrini after the game but hasn’t won away in their last six attempts.”I don’t think in December that you’re going to win the title,” Pellegrini said. “At the end of January and the first week of February, maybe we can see more who are finally the teams which will be involved in the fight.”After a loss at Liverpool on Saturday, Leicester’s title credentials were questioned by some, especially as they were battling relegation all of last season. But Claudio Ranieri’s side silenced their doubters with another superb performance, holding their own against many pundits’ favourites for the championship.”This league is very crazy . nobody wants to win the league. It’s very strange,” Ranieri said. “We’re the basement and the other teams are a villa with a swimming pool. It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody.”It’s a miracle what we’re doing.”last_img read more

How Jake Diekman improves a shaky Athletics bullpen

first_imgIn theory, a bullpen featuring Blake Treinen, Lou Trivino and Liam Hendriks (the current iteration) is one of the best in baseball.Add Jake Diekman — which the Oakland A’s did Saturday morning in a trade with the Kansas City Royals — and that bullpen transforms into a behemoth.Right now, this untouchable bullpen is just a barely tangible concept. Off his injury Treinen is still struggling with his command and Trivino is just finding his footing as the stable late-inning force he was not long …last_img read more

Kurtenbach: The 49ers’ roster was shaped by Kyle Shanahan’s ego

first_imgUnder normal circumstances, a team keeping three quarterbacks … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Kyle Shanahan is the main decision-maker in Santa Clara.He doesn’t like to broadcast it, but that’s been the case since he took over as the team’s head coach in 2017 and was allowed to hand-pick a general manager.And if you had any doubts to Shanahan’s power, they were put to rest on Saturday, as the Niners trimmed their roster to 53 players.last_img read more

Precambrian Protein Identified

first_img(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 They say it’s almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.The Gunflint Chert in Canada has long been a hot spot for microbe hunters. J. William Schopf identified microbial fossils in these rocks years ago. Only recently, however, have scientists been able to probe the structure of molecules within the fossils. Not all of the living material has been permineralized (that is, replaced by minerals such as silicates). Unbelievably, there are still traces of the original organic molecules present, as reported in Nature Communications by Alleon et al. “Molecular preservation of 1.88 Ga Gunflint organic microfossils as a function of temperature and mineralogy.”The significant degradation that fossilized biomolecules may experience during burial makes it challenging to assess the biogenicity of organic microstructures in ancient rocks. Here we investigate the molecular signatures of 1.88 Ga Gunflint organic microfossils as a function of their diagenetic history. Synchrotron-based XANES data collected in situ on individual microfossils, at the submicrometre scale, are compared with data collected on modern microorganisms. Despite diagenetic temperatures of ~150–170 °C deduced from Raman data, the molecular signatures of some Gunflint organic microfossils have been exceptionally well preserved. Remarkably, amide groups derived from protein compounds can still be detected.The scientists collected samples from about 7 locations. Using models of metamorphic temperatures during diagenesis (rock formation), they show that slightly higher temperatures in some regions erased the signature of protein compounds. Yet as they say, “remarkably” some protein compounds survived temperatures up to 338° F.They repeatedly say that the spectra show exceptional preservation when compared to modern microbes:Taking advantage of the unique capabilities of STXM-based XANES spectroscopy at the carbon and nitrogen K edges to perform in situ experiments at the submicrometre scale, the present study shows that, in addition to the fine-scale morphologies, the molecular biosignatures of some Gunflint organic microfossils have been exceptionally preserved. In fact, despite the 1.88-Gyr-long geological history that they experienced, Kakabeka Falls and Schreiber Beach organic microfossils exhibit C- and N-XANES spectra sharing strong similarities to those of modern cyanobacteria and modern micro-algae. Despite a higher content of aromatic compounds compared to modern microorganisms, these microfossils exhibit a quite high content of oxygen-based functional groups (carbonyl, phenolic, carboxylic and hydroxyl groups). In addition, these microfossils still contain amide functional groups (absorption feature at 288.2 eV), which were likely to be involved in the proteinaceous compounds synthetized by the once living organisms.One hears an echo of astonishment at the similarities “despite” a presumed time gap of nearly two billion years and the presence of oxygen, which should have accelerated destruction of the biomolecules.Ancient DNA Studies on a RollNo DNA is preserved in the Gunflint cherts, but the ability to find and read DNA sequences from fossils in other strata has led to a scientific revolution (6/16/16). Science Daily says that ancient DNA has become a “Rosetta Stone” for studies of human impacts on Ice Age megafauna, for instance. Ann Gibbons at Science Magazine regrets that US scientists are behind the Europeans in reaping the harvest of ancient DNA for studies of human evolution. It wasn’t that long ago that scientists didn’t believe DNA could survive more than a few decades or centuries. Now, they’re finding it all over.It stretches credibility to believe that delicate side chains of proteins could survive “despite the 1.88-Gyr [billion year]-long geological history that they experience.” Maybe they didn’t experience it. Anybody think of that?Unless we crack the hardened, fossilized stone of geologic time, Darwinism will likely survive. Time is the Darwinians’ closet in which they hide their skeletons; given enough time, they think, anything can happen—even Stuff. Clean house and shine light on that secret chamber, and the whole Darwin enterprise would be exposed for the hoax that it is.** “Stuff Happens” is not a scientific theory.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar bats for UDRS

first_imgStar Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said that he was not against using the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) and he believed that it was beneficial for cricket. Video However, he did feel that the UDRS would be more effective with the support of snickometer and hotspot technology. He said the use of these two, along with the UDRS, would give more consistent results.”I am not against DRS, but I feel it will be more effective with the support of the Snickometer and Hot Spot technology. This will give more consistent results,” said Tendulkar. The Master Blaster said that Hawkeye, another technology in use to assist the umpires, was not always foolproof in judging the line and bounce of the ball. Ever since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has consistently refused to use the UDRS in a bilateral series, rumours have been afloat that it was being done because some of the senior players, including Tendulkar. India’s refusal once again against its use in the crucial series against England, which begins in July, has drawn widespread criticism from the English players as well as its media. In fact, even the former World Cup winning coach of India, Gary Kirsten, has also been a big supporter of the system. It was during his tenure that Team India first expressed its reservations against the referral system. Kirsten, who is currently the coach of South African, was vocal in his support to the UDRS and called it a great system time and again. He also went on to mention how the UDRS helped the umpires achieve a higher level of consistency and hence deserves its place in the international stage.advertisementlast_img read more

TOTE Maritime Delays LNG Conversion Plans

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: TOTE Maritime Shipping company TOTE Maritime Alaska has made adjustments in the LNG conversion schedule, pushing the works on its RoRo vessel Midnight Sun by one year.As part of the company’s adjustments, the first phase of the vessel’s conversion was delayed to late 2019.Midnight Sun was originally scheduled to undergo the works from mid-December 2018 through early-February 2019.Additionally, the company’s current conversion schedule will see the RoRo vessel North Star undergo the second phase of the conversion in 2020-2021, while the second phase for the Midnight Sun will be carried out in 2021-2022.TOTE Maritime Alaska informed that it plans to continue sailing both vessels throughout the year with the exception of routine holiday single-sailings.“In place of this year’s dry dock period, our team will continue preparing Midnight Sun’s transition to LNG for items that don’t require a dry-dock,” the company said.The conversion efforts are a part of the company’s plans to convert the Orca class vessels to LNG.last_img read more