Scoreboard roundup — 3/9/20

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 143, Charlotte 138 — 2OTDenver 109, Milwaukee 95Toronto 101, Utah 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 3, Washington 2 — SOFlorida 2, St. Louis 1Winnipeg 4, Arizona 2Vegas 3, Edmonton 2 — OTLos Angeles 3, Colorado 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 81, San Francisco 77Saint Mary’s 51, BYU 50Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 10, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/9/20center_img Written bylast_img

Giant pink pen statue to be built outside of the School

first_imgThe design and access document submitted to Oxford City Council explained that the sculpture was intended to “express the research and learning carried out by the Institute”, although comments by residents to the Council’s planning department included the view that a fountain pen was an “inappropriate choice” due to it being “outdated technology”. Oxford City Council has approved plans by the Blavatnik School of Government to erect a statue of a giant pink pen in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. Craig Martin is currently the Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he was a significant influence on the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s. He is also internationally regarded for his conceptual work An Oak Tree which has divided critical reception since its debut in 1973. “We’re delighted Sir Michael Craig-Martin’s installation has been given planning permission – he is already known in Oxford for his mural at the JR Children’s Hospital and we hope his new installation will further contribute to the city’s environment and community.” A spokesperson from the Blavatnik School added: “When the Blavatnik School building was granted planning approval, one of the conditions was that we would commission a piece of freely accessible public art.  The artist behind the piece, Sir Michael Craig-Martin is well-known for his sculptures of line drawings of single objects, and he told Cherwell: “The image chosen for Oxford was the fountain pen. The image can be seen as a reference to the signing of important documents, an age-old formality that continues to the present-day.” Image Credit: The Blavatnik School of Government. (Image edited)last_img read more

Zoo Welcomes New Snow Leopard

first_imgThe Cape May County Zoo on Monday announced the arrival of an 8-year-old female snow leopard named Maliha.Dr. Alex Ernst, the zoo’s associate veterinarian, said Maliha came from the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. She will be paired up with the male snow leopard Bataar to continue the Cape May County Zoo’s successful breeding program.Maliha was sent to the Cape May County Zoo by the Species Survival Plan (SSP) as a strong genetic match for Bataar.“We are excited to continue the work that Himani, our original female snow leopard, started over 10 years ago. Every successful birth is a small step towards the preservation of the species in the wild,” Ernst said.Himani, a 17-year-old female snow leopard, died in February of cancer.Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the County Park and Zoo, said the county is thrilled to have a new snow leopard that will be part of the SSP program to breed “these magnificent animals.”“Our zoo veterinarians, Dr. Hubert Paluch, and Dr. Alex Ernst, and the zoo staff have had great success working with the SSP in the area of conservation. The work of our zoo staff with snow leopards and other endangered species is well-known and a great source of pride for Cape May County,” Hayes said.The mission of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is to oversee the population management of select species with AZA-accredited member institutions to enhance the conservation of species in the wild.The success of the AZA Snow Leopard Species Survival Program is due to the cooperation of more than 70 participating zoos. The Cape May County Zoo is accredited by the AZA and participates in other SSP programs in addition to snow leopard conservation.It is estimated there are approximately 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards left and they are considered endangered and facing extinction. They live for 15–18 years in the wild and can live for up to 25 years in zoos.Maliha can be viewed every day at the zoo’s Walter Trettin Snow Leopard Habitat.The Cape May County Park and Zoo are open daily. The zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 3:30 pm. The park is open from 7 a.m. until dusk. The zoo is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated and help with the care of the animals.For the safety of others, social distancing and masks are required for those over age 2. Visitors are asked to follow directional signage to maintain social distance while in the zoo. Maliha, a female snow leopard, is the latest addition at the Cape May County Zoo. (Courtesy of Cape May County Zoo)last_img read more

In Short

first_imgHelp from a brewerThe Real Bread Campaign has teamed up with family-owned brewery Everards of Leicester to invite ’real bread’ bakers to a meeting at The Royal Oak in Kirkby Muxloe, near Leicester, on 17 June, to hear about a new scheme to help artisan food and drink producers bring life back to redundant buildings located next to some of Everards’ pubs. Bakers can rent a building and Everards will support them to develop the businesses. For details contact [email protected]ée at HeathrowFrench patisserie Ladurée has opened its third UK store at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, using a fairytale coach-shaped stand to match the one it has at Paris Orly airport. Along with the brand’s two other outlets in London, it will sell its signature pastel-coloured macaroons along with cupcakes, chocolates and other baked goods.Success for Dr SchärDr Schär UK scooped the Best Breads and Bread Mixes title at the FreeFrom Food Awards for its DS gluten-free (Dietary Specials) Brown Ciabatta Rolls, which were also named as the second runner-up in the Best Free From Food 2011 category.First aid failingsMany first aid kits in UK workplaces are missing essential equipment, which puts staff at risk and means employers are breaking the law, according to workplace equipment provider Slingsby. It says the first aid kit should be an integral part of someone’s job description and checked on a regular basis.Detail on yearIn the annual price tracker round-up in the 8 April issue of BB (page 12), the figure given for the price of coffee shop chocolate muffins should have read March ’11, not March ’10.last_img read more

One person hospitalized after shooting in Mishawaka

first_img Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNews One person hospitalized after shooting in Mishawaka WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleLaPorte man, 57, arrested after suspected OWI fueled crash on State Road 2Next articleSemi driver from Colon, Michigan, killed in crash on Indiana Toll Road Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Facebook By Jon Zimney – December 6, 2020 0 325 (Photo supplied/ABC 57) One person was hurt in a shooting in Mishawaka.The shooting happened around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the 5000 block of Irish Way.The person who was hurt was taken to the hospital for treatment.There was no official word about the circumstances that led to the shooting or any suspects or arrests. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Fan Appreciation Show In Boulder

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. Following their previously scheduled Denver shows at The Fillmore on November 17 & 18, The Disco Biscuits have added a third Colorado play at the Fox Theatre in Boulder on November 16. This won’t be a regularly ticketed event, instead, the band will be offering free admission to fans who have already purchased tickets to their Fillmore shows. The Facebook announcement explains, “If you have tickets to our Fillmore shows, we have your name on a list of buyers. We are going to enter you into a fun lottery, and we’re going to host weekly hang outs on Facebook Live where The Disco Biscuits’ band members will personally pick winners at random and announce them live to the world.”The band will be announcing each broadcast in advance on a weekly basis. The sooner you buy tickets to the Fillmore shows, the more weekly lottery drawings you’ll be a part of. There’s more info available, including the “fine print,” on the November 16 Facebook Official Event page here.See the full announcement below:Don’t miss members of the Disco Biscuits at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive! On Saturday 9/23, bassist Marc Brownstein will return for his third consecutive year at Brooklyn Comes Alive for a rare DJ set after his set with The Disco Biscuits at City Bisco on Coney Island. On Sunday 9/24, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner will team up with Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), and some special guests will perform a one-time-only set of funky grooves and improvisation.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg). The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.last_img read more

The dark side of chocolate

first_imgBack in January, as she headed to teach the first class of her new undergraduate course, “Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food,” Harvard College Fellow Carla D. Martin wondered whether it would resonate with students.Those fears proved unfounded. More than 170 students are now delving into the rich subject, enjoying in-class tastings of different varieties and brands of chocolate — and exploring the darker side of its production.During a recent tasting, Martin distributed squares of three varieties to the class. In an exercise akin to a wine tasting, she encouraged the students to consider several aspects of the treat. She asked them to observe the surface, noticing the color and whether the square was matte or glossy, then had them break the chocolate in half and note the snap that it made. Well-tempered chocolate with high cacao content makes a sharp, crisp sound when broken, Martin said, while chocolate with high milk or sugar content makes a much more muted snap.Today slavery, forced labor, and hazardous child labor still exist in some West African nations, which produce three-quarters of the world’s cacao, Martin told her students.When it came time to taste the chocolate, Martin counseled the students to let it dissolve on the tongue and catalog the variety of tastes they perceived as it melted: whether the first flavor they perceived was sugar, for example, or milk.After the tasting, Martin talked about the legacy of slave labor in the production of cacao, offering a case study of challenges faced by the Quaker-founded Cadbury Co. in the early 1900s, when such labor was discovered on the cacao plantations of the island of São Tomé, off the West African coast. Despite the Quakers’ abolitionist roots, it took nearly a decade for the company to relocate much of its cacao production to West Africa’s Gold Coast.Today, Martin said, slavery, forced labor, and hazardous child labor still exist in some West African nations, which produce three-quarters of the world’s cacao. According to Anti-Slavery International, 284,000 children work in hazardous conditions on cacao farms, and as many as 15,000 of them have been enslaved through human trafficking.Martin then informed the students that the genteel brands of chocolate they had just spent so much time tasting, assessing, and enjoying were made from cacao sourced from West Africa. As the students realized the implications, a stunned silence stretched across the room.“Think about that,” Martin said. “Let that sink in.”“It was a shocking moment,” said Kevin Murt ’14. “As a consumer, once you have knowledge of practices like that … if you continue to purchase products that use unfair labor practices, you’re almost allowing it to persist.”“As someone who consumes quite a bit of chocolate, I was stunned,” said Rachna Raina ’13. “The silence spoke for itself, to realize that this practice is still so prevalent.”In a previous guest lecture, Kellie Carter Jackson, Harvard College Fellow in African and African American Studies, had told the class that the connection between chocolate and slavery extended even beyond cacao, all the way back to slaves working on sugar plantations as early as the late 1600s. The connection between slavery and sugar is just as strong, Carter Jackson said, as sugar’s connection to chocolate. That’s because the sweetness often associated with chocolate doesn’t come from cacao. Martin noted that the primary ingredient for many popular chocolates isn’t cacao, but sugar.“Chocolate without sugar tastes very different,” Carter Jackson said. “For better or for worse, chocolate and sugar go hand in hand.”As Easter approaches, however, chocolate lovers need not despair. Increasingly, artisanal chocolate makers are creating ethically produced chocolates. Representatives of two local chocolate makers, Taza Chocolate and Rogue Chocolatier, will speak to Martin’s class later this semester about the joys and challenges involved in producing high-quality chocolate untainted by unfair labor.“In some ways, consumers expect chocolate to be a cheap luxury,” Martin said. “It’s not like wine, or even coffee, where in general consumers will take it on themselves to pay more for quality. But that’s beginning to change. There’s a burgeoning culture that’s interested in learning how to make chocolate ethically, and make it really well.”When it came time to taste the chocolate, Martin counseled the students to let it dissolve on the tongue and catalog the variety of tastes they perceived as it melted: whether the first flavor they perceived was sugar, for example, or milk.For Martin, chocolate’s disturbing roots help her to better understand not only the history of one of the world’s most beloved treats, but also people’s complex relationship to it. Her devotion to chocolate is well documented. She tweets about it, blogs about it, and developed a 2012 Wintersession course for graduate students on the subject. That class evolved into the current undergraduate course.“Chocolate is a product that most everyone loves,” Martin said. “But studying something doesn’t have to lessen your enjoyment of it. It can actually enhance your appreciation. Students come to class enthusiastic to taste chocolate and to talk about its significance in their lives, but they’re also eager to complicate their relationship with chocolate and grapple with pressing issues in the chocolate industry.”Nora Abo-Sido ’13, who originally thought of the class as “a fun elective,” said it’s become something more.“I tell my friends I’m taking a class on chocolate, and they kind of chuckle, but I feel like I’m learning so much,” she said. “It’s about society, culture, politics, history, anthropology. There’s just so much to it.”last_img read more

How three Binghamton restaurants brought fine dining home

first_imgHe added, the restaurant is hoping to partner with The Colonial and Dos Rios to launch a new midweek dinner menu in the near future. Citrea chipped in with a Buongiorno pizza dish. “We’re getting people who are fans of one restaurant that are now being introduced to another restaurant, and it’s a way to build this downtown community of restaurants,” Pisculli said. The chef was just happy to be able to join together with other local businesses. Each restaurant came up with items for people to purchase: The Shop had two cold brew coffees and two Nutella crepes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Just because restaurants in New York are closed off to sit-down meals, doesn’t mean they aren’t offering the fine dining experience. Pisculli said Social received close to 40 orders for the brunch, which was available through both pick-up and delivery.center_img Social on State teamed up with The Shop and Citrea to create a brunch experience for customers looking to eat meals featured at the restaurants. Pisculli also said orange juice and champagne was available for people to order to make mimosas. Social offered a frittata with spinach, potato and cheese, and avocado toast. “The concept was to team up with some other local restaurants and kind of do a group takeout, as if you were going downtown to a bunch of restaurants or hanging out downtown, but we’re taking it back home to you,” said chef and co-owner of Social on State Jay Pisculli. The joint brunch cost $75. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

US hunt for novel flu reveals persistence of seasonal strains

first_img The CDC normally stops issuing its weekly flu surveillance report in late May before resuming in the fall, he noted. But with the novel H1N1 virus circulating in much of the nation, the agency probably will keep publishing the updates all through the summer. CDC flu report for the week that ended Oct 4, 2008 “Now people who don’t normally look for flu are looking more than they ever have,” Fiore said. “We’re seeing that some of the respiratory illnesses that occur even late in the season may be due to seasonal flu viruses that we didn’t appreciate in the past.” Overall, 1.9% of visits to the CDC’s sentinel medical providers were attributed to flu-like illnesses, which was below the national baseline of 2.4%. But the proportion was above regional baselines in two regions, covering New England, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Clinicians who see patients with respiratory illnesses at this time of year usually don’t test them for flu, because normally it has faded by now, said Dr. Anthony Fiore, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC’s influenza branch. See also: Fiore added that there has long been awareness that flu viruses continue to circulate at a low level in the summer, but the current level of testing is shedding more light on the situation. He added that the current findings of seasonal viruses could be related to the fact that the flu season didn’t peak this year until late February, considerably later than usual. Because of the novel virus, clinicians are testing many more patients for flu than they normally do at this time of year, according to federal health officials. Most are testing positive for the new virus, but some are turning out to have seasonal flu strains, even though the normal flu season ended weeks ago. A CDC flu surveillance report issued last October said that just 179 flu viruses were found among 25,031 respiratory specimens tested through all of last summer (from mid-May through September). In comparison, the CDC’s latest surveillance report shows that 49 seasonal flu isolates were identified just in the week that ended Jun 6. CDC flu surveillance report for the week that ended Jun 6 He said it’s not clear whether the level of seasonal flu being detected now is unusual, because this level of surveillance has not been conducted at this time of year before. “We don’t know whether that’s how it was last year,” he said. Jun 16, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – One byproduct of the pandemic of novel H1N1 influenza is increased evidence of the extent to which “seasonal” flu viruses stick around in the summertime. With the novel virus circulating, flu was widespread in eight states (Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) in the first week of June, the CDC report said. Nine states reported regional flu activity, and most of the rest reported either localized outbreaks or sporadic cases. Fiore said some summer cases of flu in the United States probably are related to travel to the southern hemisphere, which has its winter flu season during the northern summer. In the week that ended Jun 6, about 1.8% (49 of 2,681) of the flu viruses identified in lab tests reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were seasonal viruses—either influenza A/H1N1, A/H3N2, or B, according to the CDC’s latest weekly flu surveillance report. “I guess we don’t know that anything different is occurring right now with seasonal flu viruses. We don’t have reason to think that,” Fiore said. It’s more likely that “this is an artifact of clinicians looking very hard for flu viruses at a time they don’t normally look.” Three deaths of children from flu-related causes were cited in last week’s report—two of them from the novel H1N1 virus and one from the seasonal H1N1 virus. The deaths occurred between Feb 15 and May 30 and brought the total of pediatric flu-related deaths since last September to 70. The agency says that about 89% of the isolates were the novel virus, while the rest were not subtyped. (The 89% includes 315 isolates that could not be subtyped by reference laboratories; the CDC says its own testing of those isolates nearly always shows them to be the novel virus.)last_img read more

Established catamaran line from Resnik to Split

first_imgCertainly great news, because the problem of crowds in the city of Split, especially from the airport to the seaport, in the last few years have become unbearable and frustrating for all tourists, which leaves a negative impression. The distance between the Airport in Resnik and the center of the city of Split, ie its port, will be covered by a catamaran from May this year, which will run from Resnik to the Split City Port from Resnik to the end of May. From Resnik to Split, the catamaran will run eight times a day during May and October, and from June to the end of September as many as ten times a day, every 1,5 hours from morning to 21,30 pm. In this way, passengers from Split Airport will quickly and without traffic jams on the roads arrive at the ferry port of Split on all lines to the islands. The line has been agreed between the Coastal Liner Agency, the Port of Split Administration, hoteliers from the central Dalmatian islands, the Airport, and the cities of Split and Kaštela, and has yet to be confirmed by the Board of Directors of the Liner Transport Agency. The long-awaited ferry connection between Split and the airport will be put into operation on May 31 with a company that will put a catamaran with a capacity of 145 people on that commercial line, and the assumed price will be around one hundred kuna per person, and for children up to seven years will free. The Coastal Traffic Agency and the company Katamaran Line will sign an agreement on that, while the Port of Split Authority will provide the necessary infrastructure for the docking and departure of catamarans in Resnik.last_img read more