PBS Michiana continues offering at home-learning resources this fall

first_img TAGSat-homek-12learningPBS MichianaprogrammingPublic Televisionstudentswnit WhatsApp Pinterest PBS Michiana continues offering at home-learning resources this fall Twitter Google+ (Photo Supplied/wnit.org) WNIT Public Television – PBS Michiana has expanded its at-home learning resources for the fall.The TV station will continue to offer educational programming for students in grades K-12, as at-home learning continues for many schools throughout the Michiana area.The PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on WNIT offers children ages 2-8 educational programming across a spectrum of learning domains including literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and social emotional learning.PBS KIDS programming can be viewed Monday through Friday during the day and Sunday mornings on channel 34.1, Saturday mornings on channel 34.2 and 24/7 on channel 34.3.The WORLD At-Home Learning Service, a partnership of PBS and WGBH – Boston being offered locally over-the-air on temporary channel 34.5 and on Comcast channel 1160, is designed to supplement learning for middle and high-school students.The WORLD Channel will continue to be available weekdays from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.Programming schedules may be found by visiting the Indiana Department of Education website or by going to www.wnit.org/athomelearning. WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – August 21, 2020 0 347 center_img IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSurvey suggests casino-goers would be okay with smoke-free gamingNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, August 24-28 Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Turkuaz Rings In 2019 In Worcester With The Ball Drop [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Webster Hall Facebook On Monday night, nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz rang in the new year in Worcester, MA at their annual New Years Celebration, The Ball Drop. Excited fans were treated to two great opening sets from Paris Monster & Too Many Zooz before Turkuaz took the stage at 11:30pm.Diving straight into material both old and new as time winded down to midnight, the band took a turn to something new in busting out a cover of Oasis‘ “Champagne Supernova”, which took the packed Palladium, champagne glasses in hand, through the final countdown to 2019. Out of a traditional “Auld Lang Syne”, the band entered the new year in high tempo with “If I Ever Fall Asleep” from their 2018 release, Life In The City.Later on in the set, the horn players for Too Many Zooz jumped up on stage for a few songs before Josh Dion from Paris Monster also joined the fun. At that point, the extended cast, grounded by the foot thumps of both Michelangelo Carubba and Deon, busted out a raucous version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. The sing-along continued through the Queen favorites with “We Are the Champions” and “Another One Bites the Dust”.Photographer Chris Capaci was on hand to capture the magic. You can check out a gallery of his photos from Turkuaz’s New Year’s Eve performance below.For a full list of Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Turkuaz | “The Ball Drop” | The Palladium | Worcester, MA | 12/31/18Coast to Coast, E.Y.E., Make You Famous, Future 86, Champagne Supernova*, Auld Lang Syne, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Toolbelt, The Question, Percy Thrills the Moondog, Lady Lovely, 20 Dollar Bill, Electric Habitat, On the Run, Life in the City, Queen Medley^~, Monkey Fingers, Ballad of Castor Troy, Back to Normal, Bubba Slide*Oasis Cover^We Will Rock You > We Are the Champions > Another One Bites the Dust~ w/ special guests Too Many Zooz horns & Josh Dion of Paris MonsterTurkuaz | The Palladium | Worcester, MA | 12/31/18 | Photos: Chris Capacilast_img read more

Social ill

first_imgWomen who live in neighborhoods lacking in close ties are more likely to have coronary artery calcification, a key marker for underlying heart disease, than those who live in more socially cohesive neighborhoods, according to a study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researcher Daniel Kim. Women who lived in the most economically deprived neighborhoods had more than double the odds of underlying heart disease.The study was published online last month in the American Journal of Epidemiology.Men appeared to be less affected by their social environments, with only those living in the poorest neighborhoods showing an impact. The study adds to the growing body of evidence that the physical and social environments in which people live and work can play a big role in health.The researchers examined health data from nearly 3,000 women and men aged 32 to 50 participating in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study and living in four United States urban areas: Birmingham, Alabama; Chicago; Minneapolis; and Oakland, Calif. They found heart artery calcification in about 11 percent of the women and 29 percent of the men. Perceived neighborhood cohesion was based on a survey in which study participants were asked to rate how well their neighbors get along and trust one another. Also taken into account in the study were Census data on income, education, and occupation grouped at the neighborhood level.“This is the first study to look at the relations between neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and low social cohesion with coronary calcification in the United States,” said Kim. “Our findings are striking in that they show that these neighborhood factors can predict underlying heart disease in people without symptoms, as early as middle age.”According to the researchers, social cohesion, defined as strong, trusting relationships between neighbors, can improve people’s health by lowering stress and depression, fostering the sharing and reinforcing of healthy behaviors, and strengthening a neighborhood’s effectiveness in advocating for improvements in local services. Weak social cohesion took a toll on women’s health in both rich and poor neighborhoods, which may be related to women spending more time in their neighborhoods than men due to domestic roles such as raising a child and household chores, magnifying their exposures to any neighborhood hazards, according to the study.“If these neighborhood effects are in fact present,” said Kim, “interventions and policies to reduce the gaps in neighborhood social and economic conditions may be powerful ways to address the higher risks of heart disease and other conditions such as obesity that those living in poorer neighborhoods disproportionately appear to face.”Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology and chair, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at HSPH, was a co-author of the study.last_img read more

SMC premieres “Freedom Bound”

first_imgMad River Theatre Works, a traveling company of actors, will debut “Freedom Bound,” an original play that explores the history of the Underground Railroad, tonight at Saint Mary’s. Richard Baxter, director of Special Events for the College, said he first heard of “Freedom Bound” from a friend who recommended the theatre company to him. “I had heard about Mad River Theatre productions from one of my colleagues and we had an opportunity to book the group on a return trip from a performance in Chicago,” he said. Baxter said the play tells the story of Addison White, a fugitive slave in the mid-19th century. Though White successfully escapes to the North, he is not free due to a Fugitive Slave law that stated a U.S. Marshal could recapture slaves and send them back South. When White’s owner took the case to court, it received national attention, Baxter said. Baxter said the the chance to bring “Freedom Bound” to Saint Mary’s was too enticing to resist. “The opportunity was too good to pass up,” he said. Though he had difficulties scheduling the performance time, Baxter said he is excited to introduce the Saint Mary’s community to this historical era. “I hope the audience will leave with a deeper appreciation for the role of the Underground Railroad in our region’s history,” he said. Baxter said he hopes “Freedom Bound” will be an enlightening experience for all involved. “Audience members may expect an outstanding performance from an award winning theatre company,” he said. “Freedom Bound” premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. in O’Laughlin Auditorium at the Moreau Center for the Arts at Saint Mary’s. Tickets costs $8 with a student ID and $18 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased before the event, by visiting www.moreaucenter.com or by calling 574-284-4626.last_img read more

Director of campus ministry speaks on authenticity

first_imgFr. Pete McCormick, director of campus ministry, challenged Notre Dame students to share their vulnerabilities with each other and ground themselves in God‘s love in a talk titled “Can Christianity be Cool?” hosted by Campus Ministry on Thursday night.The talk was the first in a monthly speaker series, “Taste of Faith,” which aims to promote the discussion of Christianity in a casual environment. Rosie LoVoi | The Observer Fr. Pete McCormick delivers a talk Thursday night in the LaFortune Ballroom. The event was the first in a monthly speaker series, “Taste of Faith,” hosted by Campus Ministry.The talk opened with a reading from the Gospel of Luke, the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector. After the reading, McCormick asked the audience to consider the significance of Zacchaeus’ interactions with Jesus.“What does it mean to be seen [by Jesus] in the way Zacchaeus was seen?” he asked.Unlike the honest and personable manner in which Jesus treated Zacchaeus, Notre Dame students struggle to be authentic with one another, McCormick said. In today’s culture, individuals have the tendency to “brand” themselves superficially according to how they wish to be seen by others, he added. McCormick said he attributes this inclination to a social pressure to perpetually maintain a facade of perfection. Taken to its extreme, he said, this can lead one to conform to their “brand” completely.The danger in this, McCormick said, is that in doing so, individuals stray from whom God intends them to be.McCormick elaborated by drawing upon his own life experiences. He said the greatest barrier which kept him from pursuing the priesthood was his fear of how the decision would be received by his friends and family.“I let that fear paralyze me,” McCormick said.In order to combat similar fears, individuals ought to strive to be open about their vulnerabilities instead of keeping them unvoiced, McCormick said.“In order for us to truly encounter a sense of authenticity, we need to be aware of those aspects of our lives [and] to share them with the people who are closest with us,” he said.He said he believes sharing insecurities with others is one of the elements of human relationships to be treasured most. A reluctance to share these elements with others, he said, results in not only compromised friendships, but also puts individuals out of touch with themselves and prevents them from achieving their higher purposes in life.McCormick said this also affects academic life at Notre Dame.“How can we learn truly and genuinely on campus if the focus is on being something that [we’re] not?” he asked.A life centered in the Christian faith is the key to overcoming this behavior, McCormick said.“The reminder of God’s great love for us is what we truly need,” he said.Anchoring one’s self-image in this idea, he said, prevents it from being swayed by day-to-day highs and lows, thereby promoting a healthy sense of self. If individuals make an effort to internalize this sense of self-worth, he said, they will find themselves more able to open up to others because they will no longer fear how they are perceived by them.McCormick ended the talk by leaving the audience with another question to contemplate.“Are we willing to be authentic with ourselves?” he asked. “If so, I believe Christianity can be very cool.”Subsequent “Taste of Faith” lectures will be hosted monthly until April. More information can be found on the Campus Ministry website.Tags: authenticity, Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, Taste of Faithlast_img read more

10 Winter Adventures in the Mountain State

first_imgWho says only kids have snow days? In the Mountain State, winter means the rolling hills transform into a playground for adults (with plenty for the kids, too.)Explore everything from simple sledding to world-class skiing and snowboarding in the mountain wilderness. Here are the best winter adventures:Skiing & More1. Canaan Valley Resort State ParkBest for: A remote winter wilderness escapeTucked into the beauty of the Mountain State’s wildest landscapes, Canaan Valley Resort State Park’s snowy scenery is lined with 47 carved out trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The less adventurous can swoosh down the bunny hills on inner tubes, or ice skate. 2. Winterplace Resort Best for: A romantic, relaxing retreatEnjoy an extra-long day of Winterplace tubing, skiing or stunting in the snowboarding terrain parks, exploring into the moonlit evening hours. Then stow away in a cozy cabin, or in the luxury of the nearby Resort at Glade Springs, where you can relax at the spa or sprawling leisure center.3. Snowshoe MountainBest for: An all-inclusive getawayEnjoy 1,500 vertical feet of Snowshoe Mountain skiing, snowboarding, inner tubing, freestyle terrain park stunts, and backcountry snowmobile or RZR rides. Kids can play in the outdoor pool (yes, in the winter— it’s heated!) while you relax in the sauna or hot tub. Stroll the streets of the mountaintop village for unique dining and shopping.Snowshoe-3-08-sjs-319_24. Timberline Four Season ResortBest for: Wild play and fun nightlifeTake the finely groomed paths or trails less traveled, through the untamed, wooded snow glades. Timberline has slopes for all skill levels, from short, simple runs to some of the most advanced trails in the region. After conquering the winter wilderness, enjoy the eclectic live entertainment at Timbers Pub & Fireside Grill.5. Oglebay ResortBest for: A holiday trip with the family Circle around Oglebay Resort’s fire pits to share tales as the sun sets on a day of skiing the slopes and boarding over the snow jumps. Add a holiday sparkle to your little ones’ eyes with the intricate Festival of Lights displays illuminating the mountain, the playful critters at the Good Zoo, and skating at the nearby ice rink.XCSkiingWhitegrass-_MR_-sjs-02Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing6. White GrassBest for: A budget-friendly vacationMiles of carefully manicured, open mountain trail— all for you! Near the lively small towns of Thomas & Davis, White Grass offers big excitement for only a little investment. Never cross-country skied before? A $6 lesson will teach you all you need to know in 15 minutes!7. Pipestem Resort State ParkBest for: Experienced cross-country skiersMother Nature is the only one who grooms Pipestem’s 7 rugged ski trails! Roam the golf course or the rim of the gorge in their winter beauty before relaxing at the lodge or in your own personal cottage. 8. Alpine Lake ResortBest for: Carefree cross-country trekkingTuck into a remote Alpine lakeside chalet for a leisurely cross-country skiing or snowshoeing escape. Enjoy the calm mountain mornings and stunning lakeside scenery from this secluded haven.Timberline-3-08-sjs-2139.Elk River Touring CenterBest for: A remote, scenic ski tripHave you driven along the stunning Highland Scenic Highway? Come enjoy it as a winter wonderland. The untamed trails criss-cross the snow-blanketed route along the National Forest grounds. Stay on the farmstead at the quaint mountain inn. 10. Blackwater Falls State ParkBest for: A unique winter viewDid you know the powerful falls at Blackwater State Park freeze completely during the winter? Take in the marvel of this frozen wonder with a visit to the full-service sledding and cross-country ski center.  The winter fun extends beyond the slopes. Find all the best winter events, activities and more in the Mountain State at gotowv.com/winter.last_img read more

Panama’s Security Forces Intensify Anti-Drug Efforts

first_imgBy Dialogo November 11, 2011 In early October, police officers pulled over a delivery truck loaded with narcotics and fruit. The vehicle contained 50 packages of cocaine hidden among boxes of plantains and cassava in the town of Yaviza. Two adults and a youth also were arrested in the car heading for the public market in Panama City. But the fruit truck wasn’t the only big vehicle bust. A National Police cruiser spooked four suspects in a dark-colored Nissan Patrol SUV along the southern corridor of Don Bosco, causing the truck to make several reckless moves through traffic before getting stuck in a drainage ditch. The suspects fled on foot and remain at large but several large bags of marijuana were found, along with an AK-47 assault rifle and multiple rounds of live ammunition. Horses are also part of the smugglers’ new arsenal. Instead of loading the animals with gold to be carried across the isthmus as Spanish conquistadors did more than five decades ago, drug dealers are now using packs of horses to smuggle narcotics through rural areas of Panama. The State Border Service has caught on, however, as it recently busted a Colombian rider and four horses carrying 14 sacks containing more than 340 kilograms of cocaine in Molilla, in Kuna Yala. Also inside the saddlebags were 28 rounds for a 9mm pistol, two radios, two cellphones and four SIM cards for the phones. “In one year, Panama catches well over 75 tons,” Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli recently told reporters. “And every ounce of cocaine we seize means less drugs and less crime in the streets of the United States.” Something fishy about cargo The Casco Viejo fish market in Panama City isn’t immune from the drug trade either. National Police received a tip that narcotics were being smuggled through the market and transported from vehicle to vehicle. An ensuing raid of the area uncovered 26 kilograms of cocaine wrapped in a small blue plastic container. “We received a call at 1 o’clock in the morning saying that there was some suspicious activity taking place in the parking lot,” said Maj. Franklin Serrano of the Chorillo police station. “We were told that merchandise was being moved from one vehicle to another. The municipal police arrived there, and a blue container fell from one of the vehicles as it started being chased by the municipal police. That’s where we found the drugs.” In Panama, cocaine has a street value of about $3,000 per kilogram. Serrano told reporters: “We are also trying to figure out if the drugs were destined for the Panamanian domestic market. We suspect that there were a lot more drugs in that vehicle. The policemen who chased it said that it looked heavily loaded.” But even drug dealers are wary of getting ripped off. National Police recovered more than $23,000 from a Panamanian gang that had reportedly stolen it from traffickers in early October. The cash was recovered from two houses as part of a coordinated effort in the San Augustín district of Los Santos. That wasn’t the only withdrawal from narco-traffickers’ bank accounts by Panamanian forces. National Police apprehended an alleged smuggler near Colón who had presumably crossed the border illegally from his native Colombia. The runner was arrested with more than $450,000. “Security in the country has been increasing and have reduced crime and theft,” Martinelli told reporters. “We must continue working until the crime is down to levels that are tangible for the population. We must work tirelessly to provide more security.” Meanwhile, Panama’s Ministry of Public Security has completed a new Caribbean operations base in Puerto Obaldia, Kuna Yala. The base is a joint venture between the United States and Panama to prevent narcoterrorists from penetrating the region. “It also has an important meaning because it is a boundary point with our sister Republic of Colombia,” said Public Security Minister José Raúl Mulino. As Colombian officials celebrate the death of Alfonso Cano, maximum leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), officials of Panama’s National Police continue winning small victories in the battle against drugs. Cano’s killing at the hands of Colombian army troops came only a few days after a FARC jungle camp was destroyed by the Panamanian National Border Service (Senafront) in the remote community of Madugandí, in the province of Darién. Two alleged FARC members were arrested by Panamanian security forces, which are attempting to stop the flow of drugs coming in across the border from neighboring Colombia. last_img read more

5 Ways to Get Your Date to Put Down the Phone

first_imgLifestyleRelationships 5 Ways to Get Your Date to Put Down the Phone by: – October 15, 2011 Have you ever felt like you had to send your date an email or text across the dinner table just to get his attention? In the age of technology, sometimes a smart phone can be more threatening to your relationship than another woman. With communication so readily at your fingertips, these days it’s hard for some people to interact on a deeper level. Between checking emails, staying updated on everybody’s status on Facebook and Twitter, and “checking in” with Foursquare, a real conversation can be hard to come by. Here are five ways to get him to put down the iPhone and pay attention to you:1. Practice what you preach: Put your own cellular device away. How can you get mad at your date if you indulge in the same bad behavior as he does? Quit constantly glancing at your phone. It makes you look anxious, like you have somewhere else to be or are waiting for a message from somebody. Also, don’t text. This may be the most annoying thing a person can do on a date. It tells your date that he does not have your full attention. Your top priority should be the person across the table from you. And above all, don’t take a call. We understand that emergencies happen; however, unless it is a loved one, let it go to voicemail.2. Make a subtle comment: If he’s texting away every two minutes, say something like, “Well, aren’t you Mr. Popular?” Hopefully, he’ll hear the hint of sarcasm and put his phone back in his pocket for the remainder of the evening.3. Just ask: Communication goes a long way in any relationship. Instead of making your date be a mind reader, just tell him that his constant cell phone use bothers you and that you would like your time with him to be intimate and personal. Sometimes the direct approach is the best approach.4. Set limitations: Obviously you cannot ban cell phones from your relationship completely. Every once in a while, there will be an important work-related email, emergency or a friend in need. Tell him that on date night you would like his cell phone to be on silent and out of sight for the few hours you are at dinner or watching a movie together. Realize that when the two of you are just lounging around, you can’t expect him to shut himself off from the world. After all, while you should be the most important thing to him, don’t give him the idea that you think the world revolves around you. With reasonable limitations, your man should be willing to compromise.5. Give him a taste of his own medicine: As a last resort, one day when you are doing something that he loves to do, pay a little more attention to your cellular device than to him. Text your girlfriends, check your Facebook, send an email and post a tweet. Keep this up until he says something to you about it. Maybe then he’ll understand what his “crackberry” addiction feels like to you.by Editors of men’s fitness magazine Share Tweet 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Murder try suspect falls

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with attempted murder, a man was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Bingawan, Iloilo. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Bingawan police station. The 42-year-old Bernadine Billones of Barangay Jangoslob, Dumarao, Capiz was caught around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a police report showed.  The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for the Billones’ temporary liberty./PN Billones’ apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Edward Contreras of the Regional Trial Court Branch 17.last_img

City target five trophies in five years

first_img That is the ambition underlined this week by chief executive Ferran Soriano, who is overseeing an overhaul of City’s structure as well as the appointment of Roberto Mancini’s replacement. Soriano has made little of the club’s intentions public since his appointment last August but the former Barcelona executive met media in New York this week to discuss a wide range of topics. He said: “I think that next season is going to be much better, I am convinced about that. It doesn’t mean we are going to win one or two titles, but in the grand scheme of things, if we look at the next five years and I could plan now, I would say I want to win five trophies in the next five years.” Press Association Manchester City’s new manager will join a club expecting to win five trophies in the next five years – a period that could represent his shelf-life in the job.center_img He added: “That may mean we win no trophies one year and two in another, but on average, I want one trophy or title a year. That is the Champions League, the Premier League or the FA Cup. “If next year we don’t win, but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the Premier League and lose the FA Cup final again, that will be fine.” The club are aiming very high – evidenced in the recent decision to sack Mancini after finishing second in the Barclays Premier League – and want stability to achieve that. But interestingly they see that stability coming through the framework, headed up by the director of football, within which the team operates, rather than in finding a coach who can last long term. Mancini lasted three and a half years at the Etihad Stadium and his successor – widely expected to be Malaga’s outgoing boss Manuel Pellegrini – may not get any longer. Soriano said: “Three years in football is a long time. In football, teams have cycles and you can have managers who go through several cycles and managers who go through one cycle. “It will depend. Obviously, we want the next manager to stay for a number of years, but I think it would not be wise to speculate on the next manager being there for 26 years.” last_img read more