O.C. Guarded Beaches After Labor Day Listed

first_imgLifeguards will protect the beaches beginning Memorial Day weekend. Lifeguards will continue to guard many of the city’s beaches through Labor Day.The Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will continue to guard the following beaches after Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2, 2019).St. Charles PlaceBrighton Place8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street34th Street58th StreetLifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions, please call 609-525-9200. First Aid Stations are located at 1st Street, 12th Street, 34th Street, and 59th Street lifeguard headquarters.For all emergencies, call 9-1-1.last_img read more

Country Choice develops food-to-go concepts

first_imgEquipment and products supplier, Country Choice is promoting its customer-friendly serve-over format as part of its Bake&Bite Café concept.Part of the Brakes group, Country Choice’s food-to-go concept enables retailers to prepare products, such as sandwiches and baguettes, in full view of the customer.It is aiming to capitalise on the trend for customer-facing serve-overs, which it says tend to be especially popular with female customers.The format, which used to be called ‘shop within a shop’, can be put together off-site in around four days. Country Choice supplies everything except the freezer. The company was also highlighting its newest creation – its Boston’s coffee and American-style donut offering. The bean-to-cup coffee machines are available in a range of different sizes to suit different outlets. They use freshly ground Arabica beans and fresh milk.The yeast-raised ‘donut’ range includes: five filled and decorated ball donuts, three decorated ring donuts and one glazed ring donut. They can be defrosted in two hours and have a shelf-life of 48 hours from defrost.last_img read more

Spice rack: Poppy Seeds

first_imgPoppy seeds are cultivated from Papaver Somniferum and are used to flavour breads, rolls, cakes and pastries in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cookery. They have a nutty aroma and taste, particularly when roasted. Poppy seeds can be added to many recipes, either as an integral part of the recipe or as a garnish that adds colour and flavour, as, for example, in a poppy seed plait, which has the poppy seeds sprinkled on the bread after proving and glazing. Their flavour marries well with citrus, so try Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins which are finished with a lemon syrup glaze when they are hot out of the oven or make an Orange and Poppy Seed Cake, adding poppy seeds and orange zest to a sponge mix, then soaking with an orange syrup once cooked.Why not make biscotti, using a mix of hazelnuts, almonds and poppy seeds? Or use ground almonds and poppy seeds to make an unusual shortbread or biscuits. If you want to add them to savoury recipes, try adding them to a cheese scone recipe, make savoury muffins adding spiced onions and poppy seeds or simply scatter them over cheese biscuits made with blue cheese.Fiona Burrell, co-author of Leiths Baking Bible, from the Leiths School of Food and Winelast_img read more

Annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House underway on 95.3 MNC

first_img Pinterest Annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House underway on 95.3 MNC (Photo supplied/St. Margaret’s House) The annual radiothon for St. Margaret’s House takes place on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 on 95.3 MNC.St. Margaret’s House is a day center at 117 N. Lafayette Blvd. in South Bend that welcomes women who live in economic poverty.With the help of dozens of volunteers, the leaders of St. Margaret’s House provide meals, address immediate needs, and help women acquire skills through programs, such as Bridges Out Of Poverty, Steps For Success and Parenting.They provide a community of support and help the women who come to St. Margaret’s House take concrete steps forward to a better life.This year’s radiothon comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in March and radially changed how St. Margaret’s House has been able to support the people who need it most.95.3 MNC’s Casey Hendrickson will host the entire radiothon, from early morning to late afternoon on both days.To donate, call (574) 999-8896 between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Donations are also being taken online at the St. Margaret’s House website.Check out more pictures from inside the walls of St. Margaret’s House WhatsApp WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 19, 2020 0 341 Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter Previous articleMost South Bend city, St. Joseph County offices closed to the publicNext articleBody in river identified as that of man reported missing Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Twiddle Confirms Final Lineup For Their Inaugural Tumble Down Festival

first_imgFresh off their incredible debut at The Capitol Theatre, Vermont based jam band Twiddle is keeping the momentum flowing with their exciting debut music festival, Tumble Down. Taking over the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT from July 29-30, the festival will not only see four sets from Twiddle, but performances from a number of great acts in the jam scene.Today, the festival has finalized their inaugural lineup, with Nahko & Medicine For The People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and special guest Holly Bowling. By integrating Twiddle’s fest with the Higher Ground annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, this is going to be quite the celebration!Check out the band’s announcement video below:Tickets are on sale now and moving fast, so get more info here! Check out the lineup poster below:last_img read more

moe. Announces Return Of moe.down In 2019

first_imgToday, moe. has announced that their beloved festival, moe.down, will return in 2019. The festival is set to return to Snow Ridge in Turin, NY from Thursday, July 4th through Friday, July 6th, 2019. According to the announcement, the moe.down 2019 will feature “three nights of camping and seven sets of moe. with more artists to be announced.”The return of moe.down in 2019 will mark the 17th edition of the Buffalo-native jam band’s multi-day event. While the event took place annually for years, the band took an indefinite hiatus from their titular festival after its 2014 running. In 2017, moe. revived moe.down at Snow Ridge, moving the dates of the event to encompass July 4th weekend. With bassist Rob Derhak sidelined during his ultimately successful battle with cancer throughout the end of 2017, moe. skipped out on hosting the 17th moe.down in 2018, opting instead for more contained club and theater dates throughout the year.Now, with the band back in good health and playing at the highest of levels, moe. is ready to revive their festival in 2019. Early bird tickets for the event will be made available soon, and lineup announcements will be made as the event draws closer. To find out more information about 2019’s 17th edition of moe.down as it gets announced, head to the event website here.Next up for moe. is a run of late-2019 shows in the Southeast beginning the week after Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 28th at Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, SC. The tour will continue with shows in Orlando, FL (11/29); Fort Lauderdale, FL (11/30); Saint Petersburg, FL (12/1); Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (12/2); Charlotte, NC (12/5); Birmingham, AL (12/6); Atlanta, GA (12/7, 12/8); and Nashville, TN (12/9). Finally, to wrap up their 2018 plans, moe. will mount a two-night New Year’s run at the Kodak Center in Rochester NY on December 30th and 31st before kicking off their 2019 schedule with their tropical throe.down, set to take place from January 10th through 13th in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. For more information on moe.’s upcoming dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

Dick Dale, “The King Of Surf Guitar,” Dies At Age 81

first_imgDick Dale, the guitarist fondly known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. His death was confirmed to The Guardian by his touring bassist, Sam Bolle.While his career took off more than 50 years ago with ubiquitous songs like “Let’s Go Trippin’” and his take on “Misirlou” in the early 60s, Dale continued to perform live up until his death. Despite various serious health problems in his later years, Dick Dale consistently played through the pain, with tour dates scheduled throughout this year.Dick Dale and the Del-Tones – “Let’s Go Trippin’”[Video: sandancapistrano]Dale, born Richard Anthony Mansour, helped shape the sound that would become surf rock, utilizing Middle Eastern and Mexican musical influences, and reverb to create a unique approach to the electric guitar. He was also known for his fast, loud playing and his unusual way of holding his guitar. A left-handed player, Dale played a right-handed guitar turned upside down. He also used unusually heavy strings and picks to go along with his frenetic playing style, adding to the distinct quality of his signature sound. As Leo Fender once said of testing new equipment, “When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for human consumption.”Dale also worked closely with Fender to produce and fine-tune their amplifier technology. After frequently blowing out several of his 10-watt amps, he inspired Fender to create the first 85-watt transformer, which peaked at 100 watts. According to Fender, Dale once described this innovation as being “like going from a little VW Bug to a Testarossa.” Dale’s unique combination of powerful equipment, lightning-fast staccato picking and heavy-gauge strings led many to call him the “Father of Heavy Metal.” Dale also enjoyed a late-career spike in popularity when his “Misirlou” was used as the theme song on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction in 1994.Pulp Fiction – Opening Scene/”Misirlou” Theme Song – Dick Dale[Video: IsrFur89]For good measure, you can also watch a video of Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing surf rock classic “Pipeline” from 1987 comedy Back To The Beach below:Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Pipeline”[Video: ClassicVideos80s]Rest in Peace, Dick Dale.last_img read more

Sports Helmets, Catcher’s Mask

first_imgThomas J. Gill IVAssociate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical SchoolChief, MGH Sports Medicine ServiceHarvard has a long history of innovation and leadership in sports medicine. Augustus Thorndike, A.B. 1884, M.D. 1888, at the Massachusetts General Hospital is considered the father of sports medicine because he recognized the special health risks faced by athletes. Because he understood those, he developed the first helmets to be used in football and hockey.The consistent use of such protective gear and the provision of specialized medical care for athletes is a relatively recent development. The first piece of protective equipment in American sports, the baseball catcher’s mask, was developed at Harvard. The mask was worn by James A. Tyng, A.B. 1876, in either a game between Harvard and the Boston Red Stockings that year or between Harvard and the Live Oaks team from Lynn in 1877.Catchers had started to inch closer to home plate to better field bunts, throw out base runners, and frame pitches. Since Tyng had been struck by several foul tips in the head and face, he had become “more or less timid,” according to Harvard baseball manager Frederick W. Thayer, A.B. 1878, who designed the first catcher’s mask for Tyng. The mask was modeled on a fencing mask with eyes holes cut into it, and it was made by a Cambridge tinsmith.There have been many variations in the design of catchers’ masks to maximize facial protection, minimize obstruction to visibility, and minimize weight. The latest designs closely resemble the goalie’s mask in hockey.last_img read more

10 faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

first_imgTen Harvard University scientists have been elected by their peers to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” The society, together with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.NAS is a private, nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science by election to its membership. Established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, it now counts 2,347 voting members and 487 foreign associates among its members.In addition to welcoming new members, NAS presented 19 awards to honor extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide variety of fields. Two were presented to Harvard faculty.Xiaowei Zhuang received the 2019 NAS Award for Scientific Discovery. Zhuang is a pioneer in super-resolution imaging, single-molecule imaging, and genome-scale imaging. The technologies developed in her laboratory have provided critical understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cellular function. Zhuang is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, and professor of physics at Harvard.David Reich received the 2019 NAS Award in Molecular Biology. Reich has discovered groundbreaking techniques to trace ancient human migrations using ancient DNA. His work shows how modern humans have been shaped by population mixtures, and illuminates disease risk factors across populations. Reich is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.Harvard faculty elected to NASThe 10 Harvard faculty are among 100 new members and 25 foreign associates recognized by the NAS this year. They are:Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and professor of chemistry and chemical biology, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Cynthia Friend, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, professor of materials sciences, and director, Rowland Institute at Harvard, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.Daniel Kahne, Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of molecular and cellular biology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.David Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics and chair, Department of Economics.Matthew Rabin, Pershing Square Professor of Behavioral Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard Business School.Mark J. Reid, senior radio astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.Bernardo L. Sabatini, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; and Alice and Rodman W. Moorhead III Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School.Zhigang Suo, Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.David R. Williams, Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, and professor of African and African American studies and sociology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Amir Yacoby, professor of physics and professor of applied physics, Department of Physics.You can read more about Kahne and Sabatini in a story on the HMS website, and about Aizenberg, Friend, Suo, and Yacoby in a story on the SEAS website.last_img read more

Photographs illustrate chronology of Civil Rights movement

first_imgThe Snite Museum held a special exhibition on Monday afternoon of 17 photographs that capturing some of the touchstone moments of the Civil Rights movement as part of Notre Dame’s “Walk the Walk” Week.“On view are some of the seminal images that we have come to know as the images that tell the story of the Civil Rights movement,” Gina Costa, director of public relations and marketing for the Snite, said. Sarah Olson | The Observer Framed photographs line the wall at the new exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art. The installation consists of 17 photographs that illustrate the Civil Rights Movement.The photographs follow the chronology of the Civil Rights movement, starting with images of individual protests and small victories, and progressing into large scale demonstrations and the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They convey a range of sentiments, from repression and hatred to strength, brotherhood, perseverance and human dignity.“You get these epic, sort of monumental images of freedom and hope,” Costa said.The photographs, most of which were taken by some of the most influential photographers of the time, portray some of the most recognizable moments of the Civil Rights Movement: the first desegregated bus in Montgomery, protesters being sprayed with water cannons and attacked by police dogs in Birmingham, and peaceful crowds at the 1963 March on Washington.“One of the most moving things about these pictures is the way the protesters are using their bodies — it’s a choice,” Bridget Hoyt, curator of education and academic programs, said. “They are victims, but they are also agents.”One of the most recognizable photographs shows a pensive Dr. King just after his “I Have a Dream” speech. The image, Hoyt said, looks like it was shot in a photography studio, due to the way the light hits Dr. King’s face.“It’s so solitary, a moment of peace — you would never know from looking at it that it was taken during the March on Washington,” Hoyt said. “It speaks so much, even without context.”The timeline of the photographs is especially striking. One photograph depicts the sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, in which a solid wall of workers holds signs reading, “I am a man.” It was this protest that brought Dr. King to Memphis in 1968. The photograph was taken on March 28; six days later, Dr. King was assassinated on his balcony, a photograph of which was also on display in the exhibit.“Looking at this image, you can see how it’s still relevant today,” Hoyt said, gesturing toward a photograph of policemen locking eyes with a protester, who is holding a child, in Memphis. “It raises the same questions: what kind of relationships and communities are we building for our future?”The final photograph in the exhibit portrays Mrs. King holding her five-year-old daughter during her husband’s funeral. The image won the photographer, Moneta Sleet, Jr., the 1969 Pulitzer Prize.“We’re a museum — we’re collecting good works of art, but we also have another responsibility to our students,” Hoyt said. “Not just to their education, but to their development as a whole.”Tags: #photographs, Civil Rights, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, Snite Museum of Art, Walk the Walk Weeklast_img read more