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Shine like stars

first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like PCHS graduates ready to shine Before a huge audience at Bulldog Stadium Friday night, the Pike County High School Class of 2009 officially closed one… read more Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Harvey’s plan for the day included having her grandmother in the audience on the front row. But that was not God’s plan.“And I had not planned for one of our classmates, Adam Helms, to be taken from us but Adam will always be a part of us and never forgotten,” she said and gave thanks for family members who were able to share that happy occasion with her. Harvey said the biggest challenge that she has faced was trying to figure out what to say to her classmates. Class of 2009 bid farewell to their high school days and opened a new chapter in their lives.For the seniors, there was bravado, tears, laughter and cheers as they welcomed the new opportunities and challenges that they will face in the coming weeks, months and years.Class salutatorian Ronique Boyd told her classmates that they had reached a turning point in their lives. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Shine like starscenter_img Published 10:00 pm Saturday, May 30, 2009 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “As we embark on our separate journeys, we will have good times and bad times, good days and hard days,” she said. “But we each have great destinies to fulfill and we have the tools and strength to face and conquer any challenges that we face. “Go from here and shine like the stars that we are and always keep God first. And we’ll always stay close in heart.”After the graduates received their diplomas, Dr. Mike Hall, principal, dismissed them with the challenge to go forward and be a positive force in the land that God has so richly blessed. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen “There will be many opportunities and challenges ahead of us as we continue on life’s journey,” Boyd said. “And to succeed, we must take advantage of the opportunities and meet those challenges and never give up.”But graduation was a night to remember because “We finally did it,” said Valedictorian Candice Harvey, whose voice seemed to break from time to time as she searched for words to describe her feelings.“I have dreamed of this day since I was a little girl and I have prepared for it but nothing could prepare me for the reality of today,” she said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Tectonic setting of primitive magmas in volcanic arcs: an example from the Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgPrimitive magmas representing mantle partial melts minimally affected by fractionation and assimilation are rare in the magmatic arc environment. Most examples are either associated with high rates of arc-parallel extension, or occur along faults and dykes perpendicular to the trend of the arc and related to arc compression. In two cases, the Vanuatu and Solomon Islands arcs, such arc compression is being caused by collision of seamounts. In the Antarctic Peninsula. primitive mafic dykes were emplaced perpendicular to the continental arc. Ar-Ar and K-Ar data suggest intrusion of the dykes at c. 126-106 Ma, possibly during mid-Cretaceous regional compression of the arc. The dykes form two compositional groups, One group has low La-N/Yb-N ratios (0.31-0.49), lower Nb/Yb and higher Th/Nb than N-MORB, age-corrected epsilonNd values of +7.3 to +7.9, and are interpreted as melts of subduction modified sub-arc asthenosphere. The other has high La-N/Yb-N ratios (3.86 8.92), higher Nb/Yb and Th/Nb than N-MORB, age-corrected epsilonNd values of -2.8 to +3.4, and are interpreted as melts of sub-arc lithosphere. The absence of dykes compositionally between these groups suggests that the primitive magmas avoided storage and mixing in magma chambers.last_img read more

‘Walden’ for the 21st century

first_imgCan a man who once refused the gift of a doormat — because, as he wrote, “It’s best to avoid the beginnings of evil” — continue to inspire people in how to live simply?The answer is yes, but with stipulations, said scholar Lawrence Buell at a Harvard lecture last week (March 25).Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, explored the continuing significance of Henry David Thoreau’s seminal “Walden,” the 1854 book that chronicles the author’s two-and-a-half year experiment with simple living in the woods of Concord, Mass., near Walden Pond. The discussion was titled “Does Thoreau Have a Future? Reimagining Voluntary Simplicity in the Twenty-First Century.”Buell referenced examples of literature on voluntary simplicity from the past, including Thoreau contemporary Lydia Maria Child, whose 1829 book “The American Frugal Housewife” promoted “frugal efficiency as moral imperative.”The scholar also included examples of current authors who promote the simple life, including Duane Elgin and his work “Voluntary Simplicity,” and Colin Beavan, a New York City author who recounted his efforts to limit drastically his environmental impact in the book “No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process.”But aspects of voluntary simplicity in a 21st century framework beg certain questions, said Buell, which can be explored with the help of Thoreau’s work, as well as that of contemporary authors.One challenge to voluntary simplicity’s conventional wisdom, said the Harvard professor, is the notion that it’s mainly a choice left to the privileged rather than the poor.Recalling a sociologist’s words, Buell said, “Voluntary simplicity is a choice faced by a successful corporate lawyer, not a homeless person.” But Thoreau offers insights in this area, said Buell, noting that his writings in “Walden” are more often than not directed at those “hard-pressed to make ends meet.”While Thoreau’s work may have promoted individual action versus a united front, the message was inspiring, and continues to inspire, said Buell, despite the fears of those who argue that it will never amount to a critical mass of action.As a counter to those who worry that voluntary simplicity is too individualistic, Buell offered the words of Beavan, who said that in the aftermath of his own simple-living experiment, “he continues to challenge the people around him” to make changes to save the planet.Buell’s talk at Harvard Divinity School was part of a lecture series titled “Ecologies of Human Flourishing,” co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions.In his final remarks, Buell enlisted the help of theologian and physician Albert Schweitzer, whom he called “a heroic example of voluntary simplicity” who “opted for a life of privation” to serve others. Buell surmised that if he could solicit Schweitzer’s and Thoreau’s opinions on the current importance of voluntary simplicity, they would likely agree that it “is necessary as a precondition for human integrity and flourishing, even if not sufficient to preserve the world from ruin in the long run.”“If that’s right,” said Buell, “then humankind would be foolish to trust to voluntary simplicity alone, but equally foolish to disown it.”Diana Eck gave the response to Buell’s lecture and shared her own connections with Thoreau. Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies and director of Harvard’s Pluralism Project, admitted to keeping a copy of the text, which she said came close to the status of scripture, next to her bed.The work, said Eck, provides not so much a model for replication as a type of provocation or awakening with its nourishing passages “that are wonderful to contemplate.”“‘Walden’ is an elegant and provocative work, and as long as we are attuned and willing to be provoked by that ornery ancestor … we will find that this kind of inspiration lives on, because it asks the kinds of questions we need to be asking.”Next in the series is “What’s Enough? A Conversation Between the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Divinity School,” featuring Howard Stevenson, the Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean at Harvard Business School, 5:15-7 p.m., April 12, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School. Reservations required: Visit the Web site or call 617.495.4476 to register.last_img read more

Ladbrokes goes ‘paperless’ with Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will become the first high street bookmaker to go ‘paperless’ in its shops after launching a Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display in two retail shops in Dublin and Galway. The launch coincided with the Galway Summer Festival, and will offer punters an interactive digital format of the odds and information of the runners and riders of all UK and Irish racing throughout the day with live Ladbrokes prices.At the launch of the digital display, Head of  Operations and Product at Ladbrokes, Philip Chubb spoke about the advancement of the tech approach Ladbrokes are taking in-store.He said: “At Ladbrokes, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach and we’re delighted to launch our first paperless shops. Launching them here in Galway during the summer festival and in Dublin has been a huge success. The screens look great and contain even more content than before.’’Ladbrokes customers will be able to compare the form for horses side-by-side while the new interactive touch screens will also contain Racing Post content including verdicts and the predictor.Philip went on to discuss how vital it was that Racing Post was included in the tech transition: “The Racing Post Betting Shop Display has been plastered to every betting shop wall across our estate for over 20 years. It was vital for our customers to see Racing Post content available in our digital shops as we know just how valuable it is. “It looks great in the shops and has gone down really well with punters who have been interacting with the screens all week.”Alan Pepperell, B2B Head of Retail with Racing Post expressed his excitement at the digital transition taking place in retail stores: “If you look at the general retail landscape most high street stores are becoming more tech-driven and we know bookmakers are no different. Our newspaper and betting shop display has been a stable of bookmakers over the past 20 years and we are delighted to now be at the forefront of Ladbrokes digital transition.”Pepperell then discussed the advancement of the tech behind the Racing Post display and touchscreens: “The tech in the displays is second to none and we now offer customers more content than ever before. Being able to give full form, live odds and verdicts on all UK and Irish racing in-store, at the touch of a button means punters are armed with the best information to help make their selection.”last_img read more

Two die in S. Africa football stadium crash

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp He said stadium security had to call in for police reinforcements after they were overpowered by a crowd of fans trying to rush through the gates.He cited a witness he told him that 15 minutes into the match “there was lots of traffic to get inside the stadium… people were getting angry and some were drunk… and wanted to get into the stadium quickly”.Michael Sun, a Johannesburg municipal councillor responsible for public safety, spoke of a “stampede”.“Situation report from FNB Soweto Derby:Stampede reported with multiple injuries, 2 confirmed fatal,” Sun wrote on Twitter.Police have launched investigations into the fatal incident.The match carried on despite the tragedy at the stadium, which has an official capacity of 94,000, and was won 1-0 by the Kaizer Chiefs.South African Football Association (SAFA) said it was “deeply saddened by the tragedy”.“A football match is supposed to be a place of entertainment. What happened at FNB Stadium is very unfortunate,” SAFA president Danny Jordaan, said in a statement.The two worst football tragedies in South Africa involved matches between the same clubs — in 2001 when 43 people were killed, and in 1991, when the death toll was 42.The worst football tragedy in the World occurred in 1964 in Lima during an Olympic qualifier between Peru and Argentina at the National Stadium. The official toll was 328 dead. Kaizer chiefs line up before the match they won. The win was marred by two fans death.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Two people were killed in a crash of football fans on Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, police and officials said.The incident occurred at a pre-season local derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, the country’s most popular teams, both from Soweto.“I can confirm the death of two people,” police spokeswoman Lorraine van Emmerik, told AFP.She said several other people had also been injured when “a rolling mass of people were trying to get into the stadium” south of Johannesburg.In a statement cited by an online football website KickOff, the match sponsors Carling Black Label also confirmed “two fatalities caused by blunt force trauma”.They said one fan was LAO critically injured and 16 other spectators suffered minor injuries.The brewer said it was “saddened by the fatalities” from the crush caused by “a number of people who attempted to push through the stadium gates”.Match tickets were sold out two weeks before the game.Local media reports suggested fake tickets had gone on sale, while some analysts said fans have a tendency to enter stadiums late.“This incident is extremely unfortunate as solid security plans were put in place,” Carling said in a statement.Public and private broadcasters cited officials saying the crush happened outside a gate at the FNB stadium which hosted the final of the World Cup, seven years ago which was won by Spain.– ‘Extremely unfortunate’ –Hlomla Hlangani, an intern video journalist with public broadcaster SABC who was at the stadium, said the trouble occurred shortly after the match had started.last_img read more

Joint Animal Services Shares Cold Weather Tips for Our Pets

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesWe all think about the temperature and what we need to keep ourselves warm but here are a few things we also need to be aware of to keep our pets safe.Cats and dogs should stay indoors during cold weather but be aware that heat sources such as fireplaces and space heaters can burn pets. Make sure your space heaters are pet-proofed.Provide plenty of fresh water. When we heat our homes it can dry out the air inside making our pets susceptible to dehydration.Don’t let pets drink water in driveways and roadways. It might have antifreeze which can be deadly, even in small amounts.If it’s icy outside, wipe your dog’s feet after walks to remove chemicals or salt that might they might have walked through which can irritate footpads.Know your pet’s limits. Like people, cats and dogs can get frostbite and hypothermia if left outdoors for too long.  Consider a sweater or coat for short haired dogs while outside.Do you have an emergency kit? Remember to include your pet’s needs including food, water and any medications they may need to get them through for up to 5 days.Contact your veterinarian if you notice any lack of energy or appetite. Pets get sick, too!last_img read more

About Town

first_imgRED BANKRed Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 will be holding its Annual Bill Connors Memorial Golf outing on Monday, Sept. 10.The event will take place at Sun Eagles Golf Course, at Fort Monmouth in Tinton Falls with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Play is limited to first 124 that sign up.The cost of the event is $120 per person that includes continental breakfast, green fees, cart, and steak dinner at the lodge at about 2 p.m. The steak dinner includes draft beer, wine and soda.All money raised will benefit the lodge and all they do to support the needs of our United States veterans, special needs children and the needs of our community.Registration for the golf outing is available online at the Red Banks Elks website: Redbankelks.org. * * * * *The Annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Admission and parking are free.Board and Monmouth streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as approximately 300 artists, crafters, retailers, merchants, restaurants and food vendors will be exhibiting their wares.There will be inflatable rides, live music, a DJ, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, games and family fun throughout the event. The 17-piece Full-Count Jazz Band will be performing at 11:30 a.m. on Broad Street and will be followed at 2 p.m. by The Flying Dogs of Jupiter Rock Band. Other musical entertainment will be performing on Monmouth Street.Free prizes will be given away by radio stations New Jersey 101.5-FM and Breeze Radio.Additional information is available by visiting the website at www.streetfairs.org. * * * * *Backward Glances, located at 43 Broad St., will be holding its Halloween costume preview day on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a portion of the sales being donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Isaac victims. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThis month, the Atlantic Highlands Library will introduce Baby Storytime to its children’s programs.The library, located at Bo­ough Hall at 100 First Ave., will hold Baby Storytimes from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays.All little ones ages 10 to 24 months are welcome – with their parents or caregivers – to enjoy nursery rhymes, finger plays and playtime. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. No registration is required.For more information and to register for programs at the Atlantic Highlands Library, please call 732-291-1956. For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, visit the webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org. * * * * *All of the one-minute films selected for FilmOneFest 2012, including several shown only at the awards reception, can be viewed 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.Film lovers will have the opportunity to meet co-directors Robert O’Connor and Julie Gartenberg, as well as judges and winning film-makers at the special screening at the Paper Moon Puppet Theatre in Atlantic Highlands.Admission, including question-and-answer session with directors, judges and filmmakers, plus light refreshments, is only $10. Seating is very limited.Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council website, www.atlantic highlandsartscouncil.org or at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave. EATONTOWNThe Cancer Support Community is holding A Taste of Wellness during its open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at 613 Hope Road.Each session will feature a presentation of Fight Cancer with Your Fork! by Susan Silberstein, Ph.D. Silberstein is an author, the founder/ director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education and a nationally recognized speaker on cancer and nutrition. Attendees will hear what science says about diet and cancer prevention, the best foods for fighting cancer, how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer and so much more.Paired with a healthy cooking demonstration seats are sure to fill quickly. Those who wish to attend should reserve a seat by calling Ilene Winters or Lorriane Mackin at 732-578-9200 or visit www.cscjerseyshore.org.In addition, a program snapshot will be offered. This will give visitors the opportunity to interact with members and hear firsthand how the Cancer Support Community programs of exercise, yoga, qi-gong and support groups have enhanced their recovery.The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in professional programs of emotional support, education and hope. FREEHOLDThe Monmouth County Master Gardener program is holding a Birds, Bugs and Beyond extravaganza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.The event will feature children’s activities that look at bugs and birds and other garden creatures through live bird and snake shows, make and take crafts, games, composting and vermicomposting (with worms), garden tours and displays that feature bees, bats, butterflies, reptiles and insects.Monmouth County 4-H Herpetology Club members will show off their live snakes. Attendees will have a chance to hold a snake, ask questions and learn about herpetology from knowledgeable 4-H’ers.The day also will include the opening of Insane Insects, a 4-H art show of drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture all about insects. The art show will be on display through Sept. 30 in the agricultural building.Birds, Bugs and Beyond will be held rain or shine and is presented by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Ser­vice of Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Master Gardeners and the 4-H Youth Development program.Additional information is available by calling the Monmouth County Master Gardeners at 732-303-7614.Master Gardeners are experts in all things related to home gardening in Monmouth County and the group will host a free Master Gardener Helpline Table at the event. LITTLE SILVERSickles Market will be holding its first-ever Biggest Tomato Contest on Saturday, Sept. 8. The weigh-in is slated for 1 p.m.The winner will receive many “At-a-boys (or girls)” and $100 gift certificate from Sickles Market. Preregistra­tion is not required. There is no entry fee.The rules of the Biggest Tomato Contest require that participants enter only one tomato and that it must be grown by them. Tomatoes may be green, red, pink, white, or orange. The winning tomato will be judged by weight only.Registration in the contest grants permission for the entrant’s name and likeness to be used in the contest to related marketing materials.“We decided to hold the Biggest Tomato Contest because we have many enthusiastic garden customers who love a bit of fun and competition,” said Bob Sickles, third generation owner of Sickles Market. “Also these types of events offer a platform for sharing information and tips among our professionals and the gardeners.“We anticipate that our contestants will be swapping tips on how they grew their largest tomato, too. Plus, the professionals from Coast of Maine will also have some helpful hints on growing the healthiest, most productive crops in your home gardens. And gardening enthusiasts know that it’s as important to build your soil in the fall as it is in the spring,” he said.last_img read more

Route 35 Resurfacing Continues Into Fall

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |MIDDLETOWN – A resurfacing project on Route 35 in Middletown will continue for several more weeks.Motorists should expect lane and ramp closures on Lake Shore Drive and Green Oak Boulevard in Middletown, Cherry Tree Farm Road/CR 516 in Middletown and Matawan Creek in Keyport.The road improvement project started Aug. 1. It will continue from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday for next few weeks. New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) contractor Earle Asphalt, is scheduled to temporarily close shoulders (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and single lanes (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) for daytime concrete repair work along Route 35 in both directions.The NJDOT said this project needed to be “expedited” because of poor conditions following a particularly harsh winter.It is part of a $12.9 million maintenance resurfacing project, which also includes 4 miles of Route 37 in Toms River between Lake Shore Drive and Green Oak Boulevard.Overnight milling and paving is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 20 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. It will run weekdays, require shoulder and/or lane closures and is expected to continue into the fall.In addition to the milling and paving, Earle Asphalt will also reconstruct sections of sidewalk and curb and install imaging radar and loop detection systems to monitor vehicles passing through or arriving at certain points on Route 35.The Route 37 portion of the project is expected to be complete this fall and the Route 35 portion is expected to be complete in the summer of 2019.NJDOT asks that travelers be mindful of detour signs and messaging that will be used throughout the duration of the project.The timeline of the work is subject to change due to inclement weather of other factors. Real-time travel information and updates are available at 511nj.org.This article was first published in the August 9-16, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Prep football Friday preview

first_imgThree Big 5 Conference teams, Eureka, Del Norte and Fortuna, look to continue their strong starts to the 2018 season while Hoopa hopes to rebound from a lopsided loss last week as week five of the prep football season gets underway tonight.Eureka (4-0) At Shasta (1-1)Eureka will put its undefeated record on the line tonight when it travels to Redding to face Shasta, a match up which has seen the Loggers come out on the losing side three consecutive times. The game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. …last_img read more

Spotify iPhone App: Threat to iTunes?

first_imgRelated Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… dana oshiro Tags:#music#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Swedish music service Spotify just announced their application’s submission to the iPhone App store. Similar to the company’s Android application, the iPhone app gives users the ability to search for tracks and create music streaming play lists. One key feature of both applications is that it allows users to cache music for offline play. With this sort of functionality, it will be interesting to see if Spotify’s app will be taken as a threat to iTunes. If this were the case, then Spotify’s little green iPhone app might never make its way onto the device. Often touted as one of the best music streaming services, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek made a statement to the Register about his upcoming plans for a one-click download solution. This means that unlike other music applications like Pandora or Last.FM, the site would compete directly against iTunes as a store. As for the iPhone application, audiophiles simply select the tracks they’d like to listen to, and Spotify automatically syncs files to an offline playlist. This means that eager music fans can listen to their tunes from the subways, elevators and underground parking lots that normally plague their commutes to work.This sort of ease-of-use is exactly why Spotify already celebrates an estimated 5 million member user base despite only being available in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France and Finland. The company already has European licensing deals with Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI and it solidified an American licensing agreement with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) last week. The recent deal brings Spotify’s catalogue to well over 7 million files. The company plans to launch in the US before the end of the year. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more