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American Cancer Society moves Relay for Life

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life for Hancock County, is being relocated to Bucksport this year.The event is usually held in Ellsworth, but due to equipment issues it will now be held at Bucksport High School at the football field, which has a track.“We moved it to Bucksport,” said American Cancer Society Staff Partner Margo Stevens. “There’s a set of bleachers literally on the track in Ellsworth. They’ve been there since April.”The dates are the same: Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Everything else about the event is basically the same,” Stevens said. “Our opening ceremony is at 6 o’clock at night. We have a survivor and caregiver reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.” Those two events are Friday.There will be signs for parking. Participants may park in the high school parking lot or in a lot across from the field.Bucksport High School is located at 102 Broadway.last_img read more

Embattled Arsenal Coach, Emery, Banks on Win over Eintracht

first_imgArsenal’s 2-2 draw with struggling Southampton on Saturday left them eight points adrift of the top four and 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.On Sunday, a number of Arsenal fan groups called for “urgent action” over the “state of things” at the club.Things have reached such a stage that negative comments online forced the cancellation of Emery’s appearance this Friday at a masterclass series at the University Campus of Football Business in London.“As a coach each moment in my career is difficult,” said Emery at his eve of match press conference.“This is a very good but very hard job.“My job is to prepare for the match, to show the best performance in front of our supporters.“My focus is only today and tomorrow, to do all the things that we have worked on here at the training ground.“We know our supporters were disappointed by the draw against Southampton, but we have the perfect chance to reconnect with our supporters.”Arsenal can assure themselves of a place in the knockout stages with a draw being sufficient as they are four points ahead of Standard Liege and their German opponents with two games to play.Victory may buy Emery a little time but it appears that the players are getting restless.Lack of Champions League action and the danger of missing out again this time round has provoked Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang into aborting talks over a new contract according to The Times.Aubameyang’s contract runs out at the end of next season – he is presently on £200 000 a week.Aubameyang’s commitment may be on the wane but others remain determined to turn things round on the pitch.“We are working our socks off,” said German defender Skohdran Mustafi.“It is a day to day job to keep fighting, to keep improving,” said German defender Skohdran Mustafi.“In the last few games we have not won but we have been working hard on the training ground to improve. We are going back to the basics to sort things out.“We know that we are playing for a big club and we have to go out and fight every match. But we are also fighting for each other, we try to put on the pitch what we are doing every day on the training ground.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EUROPA CUPUnder-fire Arsenal manager Unai Emery hopes a win in tonight’s Europa League match over Eintracht Frankfurt will begin the process of reconnecting with the Gunners’ disgruntled supporters.The 48-year-old Spaniard has come under increasing pressure in his second season in charge – taking over after Arsene Wenger’s nearly three decade reign came to an end – with the team on a run of six games without a win. Unai Emerylast_img read more

New Member Joins Monmouth Beach Commission

first_imgBy John Burton |MONMOUTH BEACH – The reorganization of the municipal government on Tuesday saw a new member come on board for the governing body and a call from one resident for a change at the top.David F. Stickle, the newest member, was sworn in at the meeting for a four-year term on the three-member commission, the municipality’s governing body.Stickle, 58, was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the May 9 election in the four-way race for the three spots. Based upon vote tallies, Stickle’s 528 votes, according to the county clerk’s office, led to the ouster of incumbent Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Jr.Mitchell had campaigned with fellow incumbents James F. Cunniff and Susan Howard, with the three running on the same ticket under the banner “Proven Leadership Putting You First,” for the non-partisan election.The mayor’s position is selected by the majority vote of the commission members. Howard, who has been on the commission for 12 years and has served as mayor for those 12 years, was again selected for the post. But the vote was 2-1 for Howard, with Stickle voting no.The renaming of Howard as mayor rankled Bayonne Street resident Tom “Tugger” Degnan. Degnan commended Howard’s service and credited her with turning the municipal-operated bathing pavilion, its pool and beach club, into a “cash cow” for the borough. Afterward Stickle explained his vote. “Mayor Howard has done a great job and I believe she will continue to do a great job,” as mayor, he said. But, he continued, “it was expressed to me they wanted me as mayor,” referring to his supporters.Stickle, 58, is married with three young adult sons and owns and operates a warehouse business equipment company. “I just wanted to help the town,” he said of his reason for running for office, his first attempt at public office, believing his business experience would be beneficial.The concerns for the community remain the same, he explained, as it continues to address Super Storm Sandy recovery issues and flood mitigation. “And, of course, keeping taxes low,” he added.This article was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times But Degnan asked that Howard step aside and “listen to the voters,” to let Stickle take on the mayor’s role. Stickle’s election, according to Degnan “represents a new direction for Monmouth Beach,” given he received nearly twice as many votes as the next candidate.David F. Stickle, with his wife, Lisa, takes the oath of office this week as the newest member of the Monmouth Beach Commission.Howard said she wouldn’t resign.“One more question to you, Mayor Howard,” Degnan asked. “Do you believe what you’re doing is morally right?”“I don’t think there’s any question about my dedication to this town or Jim’s dedication,” Howard concluded, referring to her running mate. Cunniff has been a commissioner for 20 years.Borough attorney Dennis Collins explained to Degnan that with Monmouth Beach’s form of government, the designated mayor is just one of three voting members, with no additional authority, other than probably just being able to officiate marriages and oversee commission meetings.last_img read more

Experiences from life on a Demonstration Farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Duane Stateler, Stateler Family Farms, Hancock CountyIt has been quite interesting being a part of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms in ways that I would not have originally imagined.To set the stage, we had a visitor last week who had been contacted to visit the farm after he was quoted in a recent local newspaper article with some information that upset quite a few members of the agricultural community. We were asked if we were open to him coming to visit and, of course, we agreed because we have found over the past 3 years that the 98% of the population that are removed from the farm have no idea of today’s farm is compared to the Charlotte’s Web storybook. My son Anthony and I enjoy being an open book and answering every question they pose while looking into their eyes and witnessing as they are seeing, realizing and experiencing something completely different than what they have been told.Now for the story, this young man is a professor of philosophy and religion at a University within 25 miles of us. He was teaching a class on “food ethics” to college students and it was very apparent his information was not coming from any knowledge from the farm prior to 50 years ago. What became even more interesting when he was contacted about a visit was that this semester he was teaching on “environmental ethics” which tweaked some more interest from those involved with the Demonstration Farm.We had a good conversation for about two hours with some questions I wish to point out that arose during that time. He asked: I really can’t understand why you would do what you do. I can understand why you might grow a few plants of corn in the garden, but why would you grow a whole field? Why would you want this kind of a lifestyle? Why are farms so big? These questions were posed with a straight face and genuine interest to our reply seeking an answer.I must admit the question about why we would raise a field of corn versus some sweet corn in the garden caught me a little off guard, but I don’t know if he realizes the difference and I forgot to point out the difference in my answer. It just caught me by surprise. The lifestyle and size of today’s farms are normal questions we get.He looked somewhat puzzled by my answer, which was: I do this so you and others may have things to not only eat but all the useful products that are developed from corn and soybeans, from fuel to cosmetics, corn oil and soy based cooking products to the Crayola colors you used as a child.When I was a child, we had a few dairy cows, steers, sheep, laying hens, and meat chickens along with the hogs. And everyone up and down this road and the road over had the same as we did. We helped one another with jobs that are now done with machines. The reason we have machines now is because in 1960 there were about 6 million farmers compared to less than 3 million today farming the same amount of land. We are now less than 2% of the population compared to about 5% back then. Today’s farmer’s average age is about 58, so one thing I am sure of is the size of farms is going to get bigger. I pointed out that there is the same number of hogs in Hancock County today as in 1960. The only difference is the majority of those are on 20 farms today compared to maybe 300 farms raising pigs then.I don’t know if he grasped Anthony’s response either: “This is what I grew up with and I want my kids to experience the same things I have come to appreciate. The work is hard but it is very rewarding. I have worked off of the farm enough to know I did not want to do anything else but get back full time.”We have begun to realize that not everyone has the appreciation for much of what we take for granted and thank God daily for — sunrises, that fresh morning breeze, the aroma of freshly cut hay, birth of newborn animals, watching a butterfly land on the head of a calf for a brief rest and ride, seeing seeds turn into plants, fulfillment of harvest while leaning on the pickup watching deer and wildlife grazing in the field before a beautiful sunset.I find it amusing when a philosophy and religion professor is being permitted to teach individuals who believe they will be told facts from someone educated in exactly what things they are teaching, which would include the way things were done before to how they are now if you are comparing feasibility. Unfortunately in this case, the now was never told, so philosophy really could not happen. The question was raised about his knowledge of the environment and water quality for the class he was conducting now, an honest answer was “very little” but his preference was to invoke conversation and thought among students.How many “answers” are being told to students who believe everything stated is truth, without fact or knowledge? Needless to say, the students have no idea they are paying high dollars for an opinion that will stick with them until they would have the rare opportunity to really visit a farm and see for themselves, just like the young professor we had the pleasure of meeting.Before you think this all was in vain let me tell you I think not. We truly believe he left like many others with genuine questions on what he had read and been told about agriculture was completely different than what he had just experienced. He is interested in bringing his classes next year to see what it is like, and I believe he means it.We will never win everyone over by sharing our experiences and what farmers truly do in today’s farm setting. But people are amazed by the technology from grid sampling to variable rate planting populations, variable rate fertilizer application and yield monitoring, which is becoming more the common place on the farm moving forward. It is more than can really be consumed in a 2 hour visit.Thank you letters from environmental students working at OSU Stone Lab to the former Toledo mayor and her staff are some of the most enjoyable experiences we have had. We have had reporters apologize about an article not appearing in their paper because the editor did not like the content because it was not what he expected. The reporter refused to tell a story that was not real. That situation is disappointing because the story didn’t run and more people will not be informed, but that one person and their photographer will tell others what it is really like.My suggestion to fellow farmers reading this is to invite your non-farm neighbor or friend for a ride in that jump seat, share what you do and I bet he will tell a lot of friends about that ride in the tractor or combine and the things you do that you take for granted. If you are not a farmer reading this and wish to experience the same, just stop along that field and ask a farmer for a ride. They might be a little apprehensive at first on why you are there, just tell them I sent you. I don’t know a one farmer who would not be willing to share that experience with you.last_img read more

Harnessing the Youth Market for Your Startup

first_imgAh, the Microsoft Kin. For such a short-lived product, it has given geeks and comedians (and/or tech-bloggers) a wealth of material for amusement and analysis.A failed product launch – whether from an established company or from a startup – is worth analyzing, to be sure. And one of the key take-aways from the Kin debacle is certainly to pay attention to your target audience. Aimed at a teenage audience, the Kin device was soundly rejected by that market.And as the teen market is estimated to hit $200 billion in 2011, it’s not a good one to ignore or alienate.Listening to Your Target MarketIn a guest post in the Seattle-based TechFlash, 17-year-old Nancy Xiao itemizes her list of why the Kin failed to attract her and her peers. She liked the packaging and the music and radio integration. But she didn’t feel it was sufficiently customizable, she didn’t think it was sufficiently functional, and – worst of all – “I would by no means want to be caught with that not-so-appealing-egg-shaped thing in my pocket.” The lengths to which Microsoft went to test the Kin with a teenage audience aren’t known. But if Xiao’s feelings are representative of her age group, teens did not feel as though the product that was supposedly built with them in mind really was, in fact, built with them in mind.The Value of YouthsourcingSnubbing your potential consumers is never a good idea, but in the case of the youth market, even less so. In a post called “Never Too Old to Start Youthsourcing,” Jason Bakker argues that “Co-creating with youth is important because today’s youth expect to be heard, and the brand that gives them a voice wins.”According to Bakker, “youthsourcing” can be beneficial to businesses as it captures “the power of your most passionate young fans by putting them in the driver’s seat when your company is facing a challenge or has a specific problem to solve.” For startups, harnessing these “passionate young fans” grants access to an important and growing consumer sector. But winning their favor also helps makes sure they care enough to make sure your product is successful and that it lasts. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Star taps Malcolm Hill to replace import Cinmeon Bowers

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Hill last played with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the recently concluded Orlando Summer League.He will make his debut for the Hotshots in their next game against Alaska on Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hill, meanwhile, went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after four years in Illinois.He averaged a team-best 17.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in his senior year with the Fighting Illini. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cinmeon Bowers. PBA IMAGESStar is leaving no stone unturned this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup as the team decided to replace Cinmeon Bowers with Malcolm Hill on Monday.Coach Chito Victolero confirmed the news as the Hotshots are set to parade the 21-year-old Hill after just one game with Bowers.ADVERTISEMENT “Yes, nagpalit na po kami (Yes, we’ve already changed our imports.),” the soft-spoken mentor in Filipino when asked if the development was indeed true.Bowers posted 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in Star’s 103-86 victory over Blackwater on Sunday but left a lot of pundits unimpressed with his style of play, with the most notable being his lackluster showing in the team’s tuneup game against Ginebra in the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starslast_img read more

EC wont listen to our concerns over EVMs Malik

first_imgMumbai: There is no use of raising the EVM-related concerns before the Election Commission as it is not going to listen, NCP leader Nawab Malik said on Wednesday after meeting the poll panel officials over various issues ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The NCP and some other opposition parties in the past raised questions over the veracity of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “We talked about it (EVMs) verbally. But they are not going to listen to us, then why raise the issue?” Malik, who is the NCP’s chief spokesperson, said after meeting the EC officials here, ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra polls. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Malik said his party has also sought that polling be held before Diwali, considering people travel to their native places during the festival time, affecting the voter turnout. “There is 50 per cent urbanization in Maharashtra. People leave for their native places during Diwali. So, polling should be held before Diwali,” he said. He also demanded that the expenditure limit set for a candidate be increased. At present, the expenditure limit is Rs 25 lakh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “The Supreme Court had ordered that those facing cases should thrice advertise it in prominent newspapers and channels. Now, this alone causes expenses of Rs 5 to 8 lakh,” Malik said. “There are cases against workers when they protest. We said the EC should bear the expenses or in case it does not, the rates charged (for the advertisement) should be as per (those prescribed by) the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, and not commercial ones,” Malik said. The former Maharashtra minister said many a times it was observed previously that security personnel were not aware of all the rules pertaining to elections. Hence, training sessions should be held to ensure the knowledge percolates to their level, he suggested.last_img read more

Fight over Charles Mansons estate remains in need of venue

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The battle brewing over the estate of Charles Manson entered court Monday, though it remains unclear where it will ultimately be fought or whether others will join a pen pal and purported grandson laying claim to the cult leader’s possessions and body.The issue of venue is clouded because Manson, 83, died at a hospital in Kern County in November but was incarcerated in Corcoran State Prison in neighbouring Kings County. His body is still being held at the coroner’s office in Bakersfield.Attorney Alan Davis, representing the proposed administrator of the estate for purported grandson Jason Freeman, said Los Angeles County is the proper venue because Manson lived there before he was imprisoned for orchestrating the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight other people.Judge David Cowan said it was premature to make the determination and he scheduled a hearing Jan. 26 to determine where the two separate matters — who controls his estate and who gets his remains — should be decided.Michael Channels, who said he became friends with Manson decades ago after repeatedly writing him in prison, challenged the Freeman claim. He holds a will that he said Manson signed and sent him 16 years ago.The two-page document said Manson disinherited two known sons and any unknown children and leaves Channels the entire estate, which includes potentially lucrative rights to his image and music he wrote and recorded.Guns N’ Roses 1993 recorded a Manson song, “Look at Your Game, Girl,” though royalties went to victims under a court order. Manson was also an acquaintance of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in 1968, and the band recorded a variation of a Manson song under the title “Never Learn Not To Love.”Channels, a contractor who said he has troves of Manson memorabilia including clothing and letters, and has sold autographed cassettes and CDs of the convict’s music, disputed there’s much value to the estate.“I feel sorry for the other side if they do win because there’s a lot bad juju that comes along with Charles Manson,” Channels said. “It’s not all roses.”Others have suggested Channels intends to profit off Manson’s will if he prevails.Channels, who said he couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take the case and represents himself, said his mission is only to make sure his friend can rest in peace. He said Manson feared his body could be mutilated and tattoos put on display and ashes worn in pendants.Court documents filed by Davis claim Freeman is the son of the late Charles Manson Jr. and the grandson of Charles Manson and his first wife, Rosalie Willis.A man who believes Manson fathered him during a Wisconsin orgy in the late 1960s also plans to make a claim to the estate.Matt Lentz, a Los Angeles-area musician who goes by the name Matthew Roberts, has a will Manson purportedly signed in January 2017 naming him as beneficiary, said his agent, Mike Smith. He said Manson gave the will to friend and memorabilia collector Ben Gurecki, who is named as executor.Lentz was expected in court, but didn’t show up Monday. Smith said Lentz was also having trouble finding a lawyer to take the case.last_img read more

TransCanada CEO hopeful on LNG moving forward cautiously on Keystone XL

first_imgCALGARY – The head of TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that he’s still optimistic about Canada’s liquefied natural gas export prospects and that the company is proceeding very carefully on its controversial Keystone XL pipeline.Speaking at an investment conference in Whistler, B.C., Russ Girling said the company sees an emerging window of demand opportunity in 2022 for the Shell-backed LNG Canada project to go forward and expects to hear a decision in the next 12 months or so.On the company’s Keystone XL project, Girling said TransCanada has looked carefully at how the alternative route for the pipeline was approved in Nebraska and is now confident the decision will hold.“We’re very comfortable with the legality and the technical underpinning of that decision,” he said.His comments come as opponents of the pipeline say they’re looking to challenge the legitimacy of the approval, because it wasn’t for the preferred route TransCanada had originally applied for.Girling said the alternate route isn’t a challenge technically and the extra few miles in length will add about $100 million to $200 million to the project cost.With a new route approved, he said the company is working to acquire land and continue engineering and is being especially careful on project spending until they’re fully ready to start construction.“We’ve got a lot of bruises from not being really careful, so we’ll just be very careful of how we spend our money through the next 12 months.”One of the company’s recent setbacks was cancelling the Energy East pipeline, which Girling said was done because of its complexity and difficulty compared with other projects.“It didn’t appear like we could get all the pieces put together that were necessary.”Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP)last_img read more