Training Program to Begin May 23 For Annual Hospital Fun Walk/Run

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Postscenter_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is launching its second annual 5K Fun Walk/Run training program on Saturday, May 23.Local cross country coach, fitness enthusiast and physical therapist Anne Piazza is volunteering to lead the program again this year.Last year’s program attracted more than 60 participants from as far away as Sullivan and Trenton. Piazza met trainees in various locations and at various times of day on and beyond the Blue Hill Peninsula to encourage their progress.The training program culminated in a 5K Fun Walk/Run (road race) and 1K Family Walk/Run. This year’s event, to be held in conjunction with Healthy Peninsula, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA family-oriented health fair on the grounds of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is also scheduled for that day. Fun Run proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department.Distinct from many other programs, Blue Hill’s training program emphasizes changes in lifestyle habits and peer coaching.Participants are encouraged to identify and overcome common obstacles to physical fitness, including busy family lives and careers, weight issues and chronic illness.This year’s training program is similar to last year’s with two exceptions. First, Piazza plans a greater emphasis on working with a partner or small group, based on common interests and similar schedules.Piazza has established a site on Google that will include a calendar, training instructions, information about nutrition and strength conditioning, and more.There is no fee for the program and all are welcome. Interested trainees can contact Piazza at 266-4338 or [email protected] For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. adminlast_img read more

Little Silver Referendum To Allow a Watering Hole in Town

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER– On Nov. 3 borough voters will get a chance to say if they want to have their own neighborhood watering hole for the very first time.
Voters are being asked to cast their ballots for a binding referendum when they go to the polls on Election Day to allow the borough to have what by most accounts has never had: a restaurant with a bar.The referendum, if approved by voters, would allow for one retail consumption liquor license in the borough.The governing body has been contemplating the matter for about a year, after a borough resident had approached them about considering issuing the license.That resident, Westwood Road’s Matt Kelly, is interested in opening what he described last November as a family style restaurant and bar. Kelly, who runs a construction contracting business, had said at that point, it was his intention to build something akin to Rumson’s Molly Maguire’s.Kelly, who has been active in the borough’s recreation committee, said he envisions some place that families and friends can continue their socializing following sports and other community events.Kelly continues to be interested in accomplishing this, taking it upon himself to collect the needed petition signatures to secure the referendum initiative, according to Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr.Neff said the council conducted a special public meeting in recent months because, “I thought it was an important issue that could span generations here,” said Neff.The response from the public was “A number of people were for it. They thought it would add character to the town,” Neff observed. And while there wasn’t much in the way of opposition, “a fair number of residents said we really should have a referendum,” Neff added.Fortuitously enough, given Little Silver had a topic decades ago, research by the borough attorney discovered it would have to be handled with a referendum to issue a consumption license, according to the mayor.
In 1981 the same referendum was roundly defeated, by a 2-to1 margin, Neff said research showed. At that time the former Farmhouse restaurant had sought the license, which was rejected by voters, borough attorney Meghan Bennett Clark had said previously.But should voters support it this time, the council has been researching and working on drafting an ordinance that would layout the restrictions and requirements – such as operating hours, whether to permit live music, the development zone where it would be permitted, and the like – for whoever would eventually gets the liquor license, “to make sure it’s done properly,” said Neff, “something rational and reasonable.”Any liquor license would ultimately be available through a public auction and require background checks on the perspective owners.According to the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control, municipalities currently are limited to issuing one license per 3,000 residents. Given Little Silver now has a little less than 6,000, one license would be its limit at this point, Neff explained.Little Silver has one package goods license held by Little Silver Bottle Shop, 497 Prospect Ave. Another is held by A&P supermarket, 507 Prospect Ave., which is permitted to sell unrefrigerated beer and wine.To the best of anyone’s knowledge Little Silver has never permitted a consumption license. “I’m not sure I’ve ever gotten a real good reason for that, except for that’s the way it’s always been,” Neff acknowledged, “and fair enough.”“I’m not real sure what the opposition has been,” he continued. “I do understand the concerns out there,” which he assured would be addressed in the eventual ordinance should it get that far.And should voters again reject the proposal “It’s no longer an issue,” Neff noted.last_img read more

Wildcats, Bombers get ball bouncing on High School volleyball season

first_img“It was a very good test for us,” said coach Joe Moreira.”Both Mount Baker (Cranbrook) and Selkirk (Kimberley) are competitive teams that we had to be at our best to compete with.”The Cats edged Mount Baker for the overall title with Aberdeen Hall of Kelowna finishing third. Selkirk was fourth followed by L.V. Rogers Bombers in fifth.Moreira said Mount Sentinel defeated Selkirk in close matches both Friday and Saturday — Saturday 25-20, 18-25 and 16-14.Against Cranbrook, the Cats won we won Friday 2-0, but lost Saturday 20-25, 17-25, 8-15.The result leaves the Cats second overall in the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball rankings behind Kelowna’s Immaculata.The Cats are in Kelowna at the University of BC/Okanagan tournament. High School volleyball teams from throughout the Kootenays got a taste of competitive action at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday at Castlegar Selkirk College Gymnasium.Of course players got a late start to the season due to the B.C. Teachers Federation strike/lockout that allowed school to start Monday (September 22).The result for Kootenay Volleyball Classic was some teams were still not ready for the season to commence and canceled out at the last minute.For the five remaining in the tournament, the host Mount Sentinel Wildcats came out the winner in the five team tournament.last_img read more

Everything Has Time

first_imgMany years ago a young boy named Isaac Toe lived with his parents in a small village.Isaac was the last of 12 children, ten boys and two girls. Isaac’s father was a hunter and his mother a market woman. His uncle’s name was John, a businessman in the city.  Isaac was a clever boy who had lots of love for education, which was all he ever wished for.  His aim was that one day he would earn a doctoral degree. He also wished to be a good and responsible man in the future.Isaac used to walk four kilometers to school, located in another village. One day Uncle John came to Isaac’s father in the village to ask whetherIsaac could accompany him to the city and the father agreed and few days later arrived in the city. Isaac’s uncle had three sons, two of whom were in Isaac’s age group. Isaac had to do all the work at home, such as washing his uncle and aunt’s clothes and also those of his three cousins. Isaac was also required to clean the house floor, wash the dishes as well as his uncle’s car. Nevertheless Isaac did not worry about working but only worried about his education.  He knew that only one thing made him to come with his uncle, and that one thing was education.  Isaac did not care whatever treatment his uncle gave him.One day Isaac’s father came to visit them in the city. When the father arrived, he saw his brother’s children watching television. When he asked for Isaac, he learned he was in the back yard. At the backyard he saw the work his son was doing and became unhappy about it. So the father decided to take Isaac back to the village but Isaac begged his father to let him stay, and his father reluctantly agreed.When Isaac’s father returned to the village, his uncle did not change his nephew’s situation. His three cousins did not show interest in their education simply because they were aware of their father was well-to-do. Their father on many occasions advised them about the future but they never cared.Years later, Isaac began to make lots of money and was glad that he achieved his goal. Sadly, his three cousins lived from hand to mouth when their father had died many years later.Isaac’s cousins eventually learned that parental advice is the best way forward and everything in life has time.But Isaac did not forget about his cousins and would provide them basic things to make their lives more comfortable, for Isaac remembered the goodness that his uncle did for him and therefore became an important person that the family looked up to.Editor’s Note: Master Marcy T. Forpoh is a high school student.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Green Building Products — March 2019

first_imgThis week I’ll take a look at four new products of interest to residential builders: a supply fan from Panasonic, a high-efficiency HRV from Quebec, triple-glazed windows manufactured in New Jersey, and a plastic drainage mat from Tyvek.For decades, Panasonic has been manufacturing residential exhaust fans that are dependable, quiet, and energy-efficient. That’s why so many exhaust-only ventilation systems include a Panasonic exhaust fan.Recently Panasonic came out with a new fan, the WhisperFresh Select, designed to meet the needs of builders who prefer supply-only ventilation to exhaust-only ventilation systems.The WhisperFresh Select is Energy Star certified. The supply fan has an adjustable airflow delivery rate, with nine settings (from a low of 50 cfm to a maximum of 150 cfm). It is equipped with an ECM motor, and will automatically ramp up the fan speed in response to a filter that gets clogged in order to maintain a consistent air flow delivery rate.The fan draws 8.2 watts at 50 cfm, and 27.3 watts at 150 cfm.The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a replaceable filter. For those who want balanced ventilation (albeit without heat recovery), the WhisperFresh Select can be set up to communicate with a WhisperGreen Select exhaust fan to provide coordinated supply and exhaust ventilation.[Photo credit: Panasonic]The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a humidity sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor relative humidity rises to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 30% RH to 80% RH).The fan also includes a temperature sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor temperature drops to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 4°F to 15°F). The fan also stops operating when the outdoor temperature rises above 95°F.The WhisperFresh Select fan is available online for about $538. Visit the Panasonic web site for… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Clemson Fan Creates ‘Light It Up’ Hype Video For Deshaun Watson

first_imgDeshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 03: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The start of college football season is just 50 days away, and this fan’s highlight video for Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will get you ready for the upcoming action.Fan IPTAY SAB’s video highlights Watson’s 2015 historic season. Check it out:Watson had a spectacular 2015 campaign, winning 14 games and leading his team to the 2016 College Football Playoff national title game. The quarterback had a historic performance throughout the season, setting the record for most total yards in national championship game history, with 478 yards against Alabama, the nation’s top defense. He threw for over 4,000 yards and rushed for another thousand yards on the ground as a true sophomore; Watson remains the only player to ever  accomplish this in the history of college football.In 2015 Watson was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, the first time a Clemson player has been invited to the Heisman Trophy Presentation. He then won the Davey O’Brien Award, which is awarded annually to the best college quarterback, as well as the 2015 ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year awards.last_img read more

K Line Upgrades Northern Vietnam RoRo Service

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) plans to enhance its Asia/Vietnam Roll-on/Roll-of (RoRo) service in an effort to “accommodate increased demand for RoRo transportation to Vietnam.”According to the company, the service enhancement for North Vietnam port includes high-frequency, fixed day and direct calling from all Asian ports.Port rotation for Trunk Line Express Service, Asia/Vietnam Line is as follows: Jakarta (Indonesia), Singapore (Singapore), Port Kelang (Malaysia), Laem Chabang (Thailand), Ho Chi Minh, Haiphong, (Vietnam).K Line has changed the service’s Northern discharging port from Vietnamese Cai Lan to Haiphong.The company said it will deploy the 12,308 dwt vehicles carrier Jasa Bakti as well as one additional vessel.The service is expected to start on October 16, 2016, with the vessel’s arrival in Laem Chabang.The service frequency will be changed from one sailing to two sailings per month.last_img read more

Mens volleyball Two California teams come to Columbus to face topranked Buckeyes

Then-junior outside hitter Gabriel Domecus (7) during a match against Ball State on Feb. 6 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 3-2. Credit: Courtesy of OSUOhio State’s top-ranked men’s volleyball team (18-0, 8-0 MIVA) takes on two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponents in University of California, San Diego (5-13, 2-11 MPSF) and No. 6 University of California, Irvine (13-6, 9-5 MPSF).The Buckeyes head into the weekend riding a 41-match win streak. UC San Diego and UC Irvine come out of one of the most competitive volleyball conferences in the country with 10 of the 12 teams ranked in the top 15 nationally.“MPSF always says that they’re the best conference,” said sophomore setter Sanil Thomas. “We want to kind of put them in their place a little bit, so it’s going to be fun.”UC San DiegoOn Friday, the UC San Diego Tritons face OSU after UC Irvine takes on No. 12 Ball State in back-to-back games in St. John Arena. The last time the Buckeyes and the Tritons met was in 2011, when the Tritons won in a four-set match in California, but the Buckeyes hold the all-time series 2-1.After having a four-day break from volleyball, the Buckeyes will hope to break its five-match second set losing streak when it takes on the Tritons on Friday. Eight of 10 total sets lost this season have come in the second set for OSU.“If we’re looking ahead to the Saturday match and we don’t take care of business on Friday, then we haven’t done ourselves justice,” said OSU head coach Pete Hanson. “I would like to think that [the OSU players] would have a little more pep in their step so to speak come Friday and Saturday.”The Tritons rank in the top 20 in blocks per set nationally with 2.11 per set. Junior opposite Tanner Syftestad lead the team with 43 total blocks including four solo stuffs. Freshman libero Ryan Lew has 109 digs to lead the Tritons receiving at a rate of .928.UC IrvineOn Saturday, OSU and Ball State swap opponents, with the Buckeyes taking on the UC Irvine Anteaters. The trip to Columbus will be the Anteaters’ first, where they will hope to improve their record against the Buckeyes to 7-4. The last time the teams met was at Long Beach State University last season, where the Buckeyes earned a win in four sets.Senior libero Gabriel Domecus leads the Buckeyes in digs with 125 this season. His 743 career digs sit in the No. 2 spot in school history, tied with Conor Martin from the 2005-2008 seasons. Senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen is not too far behind Domecus this season, tallying a total of 102 through 18 matches. “I think that when we play our game we’re very hard to beat, very tough to beat,” Thomas said. “It’s all about us bringing our best game, holding ourselves to a higher standard.”The Anteaters rank sixth nationally with 12 assists per set. Senior opposite Michael Saeta leads the team with 619 assists this season. Senior opposite Tamir Hershko is the go-to target for Saeta with 3.03 kills per set, the team’s best.The two matches this weekend will put Hanson within two of 1,000 career matches in his three-plus decades as the coach of the Buckeyes. Under his guidance, the program has gone 663-333 (.667) overall and 288-90 (.762) in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference play.OSU faces UC San Diego on Friday at 7 p.m. and UC Irvine on Saturday at 7 p.m., both in St. John Arena. read more

Martinez hails Belgium over win against England

first_imgToday’s playoff match between Belgium and England is Belgium’s best ever finish at World Cup.Following their 2-0 win over England in the third-place playoff, Belgium grabbed the third place in the 2018 World Cup.Thomas Meunier started the scoring for the Red Devils on four minutes while Eden Hazard sealed the victory over the Three Lions with another goal, eight minutes from time.Belgium’s best World Cup result before today was fourth at Mexico 1986 and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez showered praises to his players for their podium finish at Russia 2018.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s all about the achievement,” Martinez told ITV Sport. “This is Belgium’s best finish at a World Cup. The players deserve that and they wanted to make the country proud.“We had 10 different goalscorers, the joint best in World Cup history. This team have broken records in the right way.”France also reached double figures in terms of scorers at Spain 1982, level with Italy at Germany 2006last_img read more

Ministry of Health asks for more money for Blood test machine

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Consultations on Health & Agriculture launched Related Items:appropriations committee, blood test machine, hon. john phillips, interhealth canada, ministry of health Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016 HOA Opens, slew of Health Bills on Agenda; Key questions to Border Control Minister Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – Ministry of Health wants to tap into the contingency fund to buy a machine for the Blood Bank. During the Appropriations Committee meeting last week, it seems legislators on that Committee are poised to authorize the funding for the purchase of an immunoassay analyzer which will be set up in Providenciales and will be owned by the public. Currently, the Ministry of Health and Human Services says it is reliant upon and has access to the one blood testing machine at the TCI Hospitals ran by Interhealth Canada. Health officials are asking for $80,000 more in the health budget to buy the immunoassay machine. Among the questions put to the team from the Ministry making the request was one from Appropriations Committee member, Hon. John Philips who enquired about trained personnel; it was assured there is trained staff but that there would be a special session run on the specific machine when it is being installed after being purchased. last_img read more