The Agency shared on it’s Facebook page Thursday that it is requesting proposals “for the purchase and redevelopment of the site”. “This property has prime proximity to a number of professional, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities”, the project summary states. “This includes UHS Hospital and Medical Services, and the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Decker College of Health Sciences.” Pictures of the vacant site formerly known as the “IBM Country Club” (Source: The Agency) The 9.33-acre site is located near the business district of the Village of Johnson City, located between Traditions at the Glen’s golf course and Interstate 86. The property is being sold “as is” and is currently vacant. Anyone interested in the property is asked to submit an RFP and statement of qualifications for the purchase by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Sitting “in a very active and visible corridor in Broome County”, the former IBM Country Club building located at 4301 Watson Blvd. in the Town of Union could be sold and redeveloped. “I am excited to pursue the redevelopment of this site which sits in a very active and visible corridor in Broome County,” said Executive Director Stacey Duncan. “I’m confident that we can create a dynamic public-private partnership to provide increased tax revenue to the community.” To learn more about the project, click here.
AAP News 11 November 2014A growing children’s health concern could literally be staring you in the face.Youths can suffer from eyestrain caused by using digital screens to do homework, read or play games. Symptoms include dry or red eyes, blurred vision, light sensitivity, headache and neck pain.As children today become more “plugged in,” the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to keep an eye on their children’s vision.One study found that children may be at greater risk for symptoms of eyestrain than grown-ups because many computer workspaces are arranged to serve adults. The best viewing height for a computer screen is 15 degrees below the line of vision. While adults look slightly down at a computer, a child who is shorter has to look up at an uncomfortable angle. In addition, a child can strain his or her neck and back when using a keyboard or chair that has been positioned for an adult.Many children also play video games for hours on end and ignore eye discomfort, which can worsen symptoms.http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/35/11/28.6.full
Well established esports franchise Team Dignitas will no longer stream exclusively on Twitch, announcing that they will also offer live streaming on Facebook.Credit: Team DignitasThe aim of the expansion to Facebook is to drive fan engagement and offer interactive experiences across multiple platforms. The plans are set to get underway with Team Dignitas League of Legends top laner Chan-ho “Ssumday” Kim and jungler Sang-hyun “Chaser” Lee holding the team’s inaugural Facebook “Ask Me Anything” and game live stream on Wednesday, April 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PT via Ssumday‘s and Chaser‘s facebook pages.The action doesn’t stop there, with Dignitas announcing that their Overwatch players will do the same on April 13th. Elvinas “evokje” Padegimas will be live from 4:00 am to 5:30 am PT and Patrick “wat7” Marwal will stream from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For Heroes of the Storm fans, Dignitas’ Kenn “Zaelia” Rasmussen will stream from 5:30 am to 7:00 am PT in what’s sure to be an action packed launch. “Given the tremendous global audience of over 1.86 billion people on Facebook and the world-wide interest in esports, we knew this was a tremendous opportunity to connect our talented players with current fans and new gaming audiences,” revealed Jonathan Kemp, Team Dignitas CEO. He continued: “Team Dignitas players live streaming on Facebook and Twitch is only the beginning of what we hope will be a broader, more global and inclusive opportunity for our fans to enjoy live content on multiple platforms. Today we are proudly announcing our intent to lay that foundation for the future, as we continue to fulfil our promise to grow and create new access to this dynamic sport.” “The interest in and level of fan engagement with players in the esports industry is unparalleled in professional sports today,” commented Chad Biggs, Philadelphia 76ers Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnership and Activation. “We are confident that opening up our broadcast to both the Facebook and Twitch audiences is a move that sets us apart from other esports teams, for both fans and partners. The interest has been incredible and we are anticipate announcing new, dynamic and differentiated corporate partnerships in the coming months.”As mentioned by Chad, the new partnership could pave the way for non-endemic sponsorship as those from a world outside of esports are much more familiar with the social media platform. Many teams that have migrated away from Twitch to different platforms have seen lower viewership figures as a result of the move. Many esports and gaming consumers log in on Twitch and see who, of their followed streamers, is live. Should their favourite streamers not be listed as live, they don’t tend to explore other platforms, instead opting to watch someone else that they follow. Esports Insider says: This is an announcement that clearly has great potential. It’ll be interesting to see the viewership numbers achieved and if esports and gaming fans feel that the Facebook platform allows a similar viewer experience.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County ChamberOver 250 people will be running, walking or strolling through the puddles at the 3rd annual Puddle Jump 5k/10k on Saturday, November 3rd. Check-in for Puddle Jump is from 7:30am to 8:45am at Horizons Elementary. The event beings at 9am on the Chehalis-Western Trail at the 67th Avenue Trailhead ending with awards to the top three in each age category for each distance. Every participant receives a medal. All registered children under 18 years old also receive a trophy.Day of registrations accepted until 8:30am – $35 per person. Family & Fido friendly event. Students & military receive a $5 discount.Additional information can be found online at www.ThurstonChamber.com or by calling the Chamber at 360.357.3362.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team has signed three high school student-athletes, Maggie Bair (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Sarah Beth Gueldner (Olathe, Kan.) and Taylor McAulay (Lino Lakes, Minn.) to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Wednesday, Nov. 14.”We are thrilled to add these three women to our program,” Baranczyk said. “Not only are they talented but each bring their own individual skill sets and will continue to enhance our culture. All three are just the perfect fit.”Bair, a 6-3 power forward, from Glen Ellyn, Ill., helped lead Glenbard South High School to a third-place finish at the 2018 Illinois Class 3A State Championship. She was named to the 2018 All-USA Illinois Girls Basketball Second Team along with being selected all-conference for the third-straight season. Bair, who also played volleyball at Glenbard, added all-region honors her junior season. “Sarah Beth will begin her senior season as the Olathe Northwest’s all-time leading scorer and only 31 points away from eclipsing the 1,000-point mark. Sarah Beth has a sweet stroke from deep with one of the best mid-range games I have seen in 22 years of coaching boys and girls basketball. Honestly, I prefer layups & three-pointers, but her mid-range is as good as a layup. Because Sarah Beth can score from so many places, she is tough to guard. If you play her tight, she is crafty enough to draw fouls and shoot 90 percent from the free-throw line. She really enjoys her teammates and I believe she will blend in very well with the Bulldogs on and off the court next season.” Joel Brandtrom, Olathe Northwest High School Head Coach Print Friendly Version “We are so excited for Maggie to sign with Drake. I have known Maggie and her family forever and they are great people. Maggie’s resume is exceptional on-and-off the court, but who she is off the court is most impressive. We’re so proud of her and know that she will leave the same lasting legacy at Drake as she has with our program and to the younger girls. Maggie will be a great representative of Drake women’s basketball.”Brandon Ruggles, Illinois Mercury Coach Gueldner is a 5-9 guard from Olathe, Kan., who plays for Olathe Northwest High School. She is a three-year starter for the Ravens and is already the school’s career points leader. As a junior, Gueldner, who earned first team all-state and all-conference honors, set the school record for points in a season with 429 and three-pointers in a season with 48. Her father, Jeff, played basketball at the University of Kansas, where her older sister, Cameron is on the cross country and track and field teams. The final member of the 2019-20 class is McAulay, a 5-11 guard, from Lino Lakes, Minn. She is a three-year letterwinner for Centennial High School. McAulay was selected to the 2018 Minnesota Class 4A All-State team by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association. She is a three-time North Suburban All-Conference selection. “Maggie is a great person, student and player who has great character. On the court, she can hit the three, put it on the floor or post up when she needs to. I am so excited for her to be at Drake and it means even more to me sending her to play for Jennie who I know so well from our time together at Iowa.”Morgan Kasperek, Glenbard South High School Head Coach What They Are Saying About The 2019-20 Drake women’s basketball signees…”Taylor is going to be a great fit at Drake. She is an outstanding shooter and scorer and will fit Drake’s system. Taylor has improved so dramatically over the last couple of years with her ability to finish with contact around the basket. The sky is the limit to how much better she can get in the next four years. I believe that Drake got an absolute steal as she out performed many players this past summer who are going to some big-time programs.”Nick Storm, Minnesota Fury Coach “Taylor is a crafty lefty, who can slither in and out of tight spaces, finish at the rim and get out and run on the wing. Most importantly she is an awesome teammate. She has put in the work and has great family support. Taylor will be a great addition to Drake and we’re so excited for her college career and it will be fun to watch her.”Jill Becken, Centennial High School Head Coach “Taylor is another guard that can shoot, is a versatile scorer and a true competitor,” Baranczyk said. “She is a fearless guard that is willing to make big plays when the game is on the line.” “Maggie is long, athletic and versatile,” Baranczyk said. “She can score in a variety of ways. She is a great leader that makes people around her better. On a personal note it has been great working with her high school coach (Morgan Kasperek) that was a former teammate of mine in college.” “Sarah Beth is a great shooter, but most importantly she is a great person and even better teammate who has a great and supportive family. She is an excellent student who exemplifies the quality traits we want from and teach our players in our program. Sarah Beth will bring all of that to Drake and we’re excited to have another player at Drake.”Gary Brown, Kansas Eclipse “Sarah Beth is a guard that can shoot, has a high basketball IQ and has great court vision,” Baranczyk said. “She understands the game of basketball and knows how to win.”
Exclusive: A CRAZED gang of notorious burglars tried to knock down a Garda during a crime spree across County Donegal.The officer was one of a number of dedicated Gardaí involved in a sustained late night operation over several hours to catch the gang.Details of the operation can be revealed for the first time today by Donegal Daily. It follows a burglary late on Thursday night near Glen as a gang in a northern-registered black hatchback.This vehicle was the subject of a community alert on Donegal Daily yesterday. The start of the registration is XIW.Although the car is a County Derry registration, the gang resides here in Donegal and is suspected of involvement in dozens of raids on homes and business premises over the past few months.A lone Garda managed to locate the latest car being used by the gang but as he approached on foot the driver – who had been hidden from view – suddenly accelerated towards him. The officer managed to get out of the way of the oncoming car and raise the alarm with colleagues.“He could have been killed,” said one source.What followed was a three hour search across north Donegal, involving high speed chases across a wide area, starting in Glen and going through Kilmacrennan and Churchill areas.The vehicle disappeared. At one stage Gardaí thought the gang may have crashed into a field.If you know anything about this gang, or know the whereabouts of the car which was used, then call Gardaí immediately. You can call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.If you see suspicious activity, call 999.REVEALED: BURGLARS TRY TO RAM GARDA DURING CRIME SPREE was last modified: March 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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)Tags:burglarsCarrigartglenTrentnagh
Astrobiology Magazine provided a historical look at attempts to communicate with aliens. Like the weather, people talked about life in outer space, but nobody did anything about it – at least till technology made such talk a little less crazy. Michael Schirber’s survey includes some interesting characters – Kepler, Gauss, Tesla and Einstein – along with quite a few other lesser-known thinkers and experimenters. Mars and Venus, Earth’s nearest neighbors, were long the focus of attention. Scientists pondering communication with aliens tended to think in terms of the technology available. They considered possibilities like lighting fires, building huge patterns out of farms, or putting reflectors on the Eiffel Tower – things that could be seen. Once the telegraph had been invented, some thought of sending coded messages with some kind of “sky telegraph.” It wasn’t till the radio age that they began thinking seriously about beaming radio messages – or receiving them. Around that time it became obvious there was no life on Mars or Venus, and the stars were considered too far away for communication to be practical. Since 1959 some began thinking that the vast distances between the stars could be bridged by radio, and SETI was born. “And then in 1974 – a century and half after Gauss – [Frank] Drake transmitted the first actual SETI message using the Arecibo radio telescope,” Schirber ended. “Scientists are still waiting for a response.”Speculations about life in outer space have not been limited to materialists. It’s a basic human curiosity. Two lessons from Schirber’s historical survey are worth noting. One is the effect of worldview on speculation. As long as scholars believed the Aristotelian view that the stars circled the earth on crystalline spheres, and abode in celestial realms unlike our planet, it was not a question people would ask. After the Copernican revolution, it was not uncommon for religious people, deists and skeptics to ponder the question. Another lesson is that everyone wanted to find intelligent life. They understood that communication required a mind with intelligence, purpose, and motivation. The concept of mind arising from particles in motion is a new and bizarre idea. It took hold among Darwinists and has become in our time a matter of dogma. Even more bizarre is that the SETI Institute would use intelligent-design assumptions in their efforts, while criticizing intelligent design as unscientific (revisit the 12/03/2005 entry).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
17 March 2009The Baxter Theatre Centre and Royal Shakespeare Company’s co-production of William Shakespeare’s magical last play, The Tempest, is taking the UK by storm, with five stars from several top critics and the entire season almost sold out already.Following its run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, the company is preparing for a five-city tour, starting off at London’s Richmond Theatre on 19 March, followed by Leeds, Bath, Nottingham and then Sheffield, where the tour ends on 25 April.Shakespeare would have been proud. Michael Billington from The Guardian gave the production five stars, saying that South African director Janice Honeyman’s production “combines racial politics with visual playfulness in a way that liberates this all too-familiar play.”Charles Spencer from the Daily Telegraph said it was “as moving and beautiful production of Shakespeare’s great play as you likely to encounter, continually inventive, bursting with spectacle and deep emotion, and proving, yet again, that Shakespeare is our contemporary.”The Financial Times said that “perhaps only a South African company could temper [The Tempest] so powerfully with a recognition of the vital necessity of truth and reconciliation to enable all the land’s people to move on.”And The Stage said Honeyman’s “electrifying vision of the play returns Shakespeare’s darkly lyrical text to the tropics” and “bursts with excitement and visual brilliance”.The lead roles of Prospero and Caliban are performed by two greats of the theatre: Anthony Sher and John Kani.Sher, himself born in Cape Town, and Honeyman first conceived the idea for the production eight years ago, drawing on the music, dance and ritual of Africa, set against a colourful landscape that is vast, beautiful and powerful.“I’m extremely pleased to be working with Janice Honeyman again – she directed me in the RSC production of Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye,” Sher says on the RSC website. “It’s also been a lifelong ambition of mine to be onstage with the legendary South African actor John Kani. So this feels like all my dreams coming true.”The Tempest transfers to the Richmond Theatre in London from 19 to 28 March, then to the Leeds Grand Theatre from 31 March to 4 April, followed by the Bath Theatre Royal from 7 to 11 April and Nottingham Royal Theatre from 14 to 18 April. The tour ends off at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from 21 to 25 April.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Football Fridays united South Africans as they wore their football jerseys to show support for the national team Bafana Bafana during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The country will now be using that same united spirit to get behind the Proteas, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup.br /> (Image: Big Media) South Africans are using the legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup to show their support for the country’s cricket team ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup, which starts in February. Initiated by the Lead SA campaign, which encourages South Africans to make a difference in their various communities, Pure Protea Fridays take place at the end of every working week.South Africans are encouraged to mark these days by wearing a Proteas cricket shirt to show their support for the team in the build-up to and during the Cricket World Cup.The idea stems from Football Fridays in 2010, when South Africans donned football jerseys at the end of every week to rally behind national squad Bafana Bafana.There’s been an enthusiastic response to Pure Protea Fridays following its official launch on 10 January.“We united for the Springboks in 2007 and they won the Rugby World Cup, we united for Bafana Bafana in 2010 and we hosted the most amazing Football World Cup. Let us do it again in 2011 for the Proteas,” said Richard Holeness from Johannesburg.“I am going to buy myself a Proteas top and get ready to show my support,” said Tamryn Graeme from Linden in northern Johannesburg.“Football Fridays brought about such amazing spirit – I hope we can continue with that same spirit and pride in our country with Protea Fridays.”Sifiso Mbembe, from Diepkloof in Soweto, south-west Johannesburg, agrees: “Im not a cricket supporter as such, I know very little about the sport, but I am a South African and anything that has to do with showing pride and support for our country gets my vote.”“There is something powerful about having your country behind you when competing in an important event such as a world cup. I think the nation’s support has a unique magic about it – it can really will teams into victory,” Mbembe added.Cricket South Africa (CSA) has also welcomed the initiative: “CSA supports any initiative that is 100% behind the Proteas,” said the organisation’s CEO Gerald Majola.“Let’s lead the Proteas to victory,” said Charlotte Lombard from Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. “I’m excited that we are carrying the spirit and legacy of the Fifa World Cup through to other sporting events that continue to bring us together as South Africans.”Yusuf Abramjee, head of Primedia which came up with the Lead SA initiative, said: “The Football Fridays initiative united the nation and created patriotism. Our intention is to do the same for cricket.”Lombard said she would be travelling with her husband to attend some of the Proteas’ matches during the tournament co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. “We are huge cricket fans and are excited about going to watch the Proteas play. Let’s go Proteas!”South Africans can get themselves official Proteas supporters’ shirts from sports shops around the country or through the CSA website.