Annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run at Wildwood Park draws 201 runners

first_img2015 Marshfield Elementary School Fun RunGirls (115 participants)Top 10: 1. Ashlyn Barwick (Washington, Grade 4) 6:53; 2. Calleigh Kanitz (Washington, Grade 4) 6:54; 3. Elianna Kanitz (Washington, Grade 6) 6:57; 4. Michaela Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) and Janelle Haupt (Columbus, Grade 6) 7:32; 6. Emily Sternitzky (Washington, Grade 6) 7:36; 7. Megahn Esker (Washington, Grade 6) 7:42; 8. Niah Jakel (Washington, Grade 6) 7:43; 9. Blair Bennington (Washington, Grade 2) 7:47; 10. Aubrey Waldhauser (Columbus, Grade 3) 7:48.Boys (86 participants)Top 10: 1. Dylan Reimer (Our Lady of Peace, Grade 5) 6:28; 2. Chase Hinson (Grant, Grade 6) 6:44; 3. Brett Franklin (Washington, Grade 5) 6:48; 4. Michael Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) 6:49; 5. David McKey (Nasonville, Grade 6) 7:04; 6. Trevor Foemmel (Grant, Grade 5) 7:15; 7. Bennett Lang (Grant, Grade 5) 7:19; 8. Henry Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 6) 7:23; 9. Owen Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 3) 7:24; 10. Jacob Kolstad (Grant, Grade 5) 7:27. Ashlyn Barwick, Dylan Reimer win one-mile racesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterOur Lady of Peace fifth-grader Dylan Reimer won the boys race at the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.MARSHFIELD — A total of 201 runners competed in the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.Athletes from kindergarten through sixth grade — 115 girls and 86 boys — competed in the one-mile, cross country run around the Upper Pond at Wildwood.Dylan Reimer, a fifth-grader at Our Lady of Peace, won the boys race in a time of 6:28, 16 seconds ahead of Chase Hinson, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary (6:44).The girls race was won by Washington Elementary fourth-grader Ashlyn Barwick, who finished in 6:53, just one second ahead of fellow Washington fourth-grader Calleigh Kanitz.The run was coordinated by the Marshfield High School cross country team and coach Dan Akin.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

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Curtis Circulation Co Pressmart Media Launch Digital Mag Service

first_imgNational magazine distributor Curtis Circulation Company and Pressmart, a new media delivery partner for newspapers and magazines, announced that the two have partnered to launch a new digital sales, distribution and marketing service for magazine publishers. Dubbed “iMags,” the service will target the small to mid-size publisher—a large part of Curtis’ portfolio—that may not be able to afford to buy digital magazine services from larger companies like Zinio and Texterity, according to Rick Wetzel, vice president of strategic planning and administration for Curtis Circulation. “Some of the smaller publishers might not be able to do it cost effectively on their own,” Wetzel told The Circulator. “By consolidating, we create tremendous amount of value for Pressmart, which allows them to provide not only a service that publishers can afford, but that is geared towards their needs.”Wetzel added that iMags will provide many of the same features that larger suppliers offer, such as various channels of deliverability (including mobile devices), access to social networks, blogs, and RSS feeds, and interactive advertising. “We wanted to provide as total circulation package our publishers because it helps the viability of their business,” Wetzel said. “We also see the fact that advertising dollars are moving away from print and into Web-based revenue streams. We want our publishers to have a platform so that they can take advantage of that shift in ad dollars.”Curtis and Pressmart will be offering the iMags service to publishers within the next few weeks.last_img read more

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Preparing for Change 25 Years Too Late

first_imgNEW YORK—At the Bryant Park Hotel last night, a discussion sponsored by Bluewolf, a technology consulting company (with the generic sounding title “Future of Media: Preparing for Change”) kicked off with a video clip from 1981 about the San Francisco Examiner’s first experiments putting print content online.It’s a bit disconcerting that a few of the same major issues that media companies were grappling with in 1981—like paid content models and the Web putting print employees out of jobs—are plaguing the industry today. During a Q&A session—with media executives from Google to the Buffalo News weighing in—keynoter Clay Shirkey, technologist, professor of interactive telecommunications at New York University and “the provocative voice of all things Internet,” said this: “Media companies keep talking about paid content, and as a result are really just restating the problem.”Shirky believes that the next step in the publishing model is paid content through online subscriptions, something which, he says, has been “unexplored.” He cited magazines like Cook’s Illustrated and Consumer Reports as examples of this success. “The model is easy enough that anyone can implement it by next Thursday…but in order to get readers to pay for online subscriptions, you have to offer something on their behalf, like no advertising.”last_img read more

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Air Force Academy Addresses Neighbors Noise Concerns

first_imgOfficials at the Air Force Academy have adjusted the schedule and flight paths for cadet’s flight training to lesson noise experienced over northern Colorado Springs neighborhoods.Cadets now will start morning flights with a corkscrew ascent over the academy’s airfield, allowing the T-53 trainer aircraft to reach a higher altitude before they pass over homes, reported the Colorado Springs Gazette.The noise complaints from the academy’s neighbors began after the school shifted its flight patterns in 2013 to avoid commercial aircraft headed for the Colorado Springs and Denver airports. Flights at low altitudes during the rest of the day may continue to pose a problem for residents.“All that remains to be seen,” a homeowner neighboring the academy told the Gazette.Flight training for cadets isn’t designed for pilot candidates, but rather is intended to familiarize all cadets with the skills required to fly for the Air Force. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Climate Change to Play Role in Most DOD Activities

first_imgDefense officials will be required to consider the effects of climate change when undertaking a host of activities, including construction projects, readiness plans, acquisition programs and mission planning, under a new Pentagon policy.“The DOD must be able to adapt current and future operations to address the impacts of climate change in order to maintain an effective and efficient U.S. military,” the Jan. 14 directive states. Mission planning should anticipate and manage any risks that develop as a result of climate change to build resilience, it adds.The memo designates the assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment as the primary climate change adaptation official. The policy requires the assistant secretary to consider climate change adaptation and resiliency during installation planning and basing activities. The climate change official also will coordinate with state and local governments to promote compatible development that considers climate change adaptation opportunities through the joint land use study program.Another responsibility for the assistant secretary is overseeing climate change adaptation and resilience research, and developing and supporting efforts by the private sector to find technologies and standards to ease adaptation.Climate change already has been a priority for DOD’s installations office due the impacts of sea-level rise, thawing permafrost in Alaska, dwindling water supplies and the increased frequency of wildfires. Over the past year, officials have assessed DOD facilities worldwide to identify which are vulnerable to extreme weather events and tidal surges.In July, the department released a study on the risks of a changing climate.“DOD recognizes the reality of climate change and the significant risk it poses to U.S. interests globally,” the study stated, reported Federal News Radio. It is “clear that climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows and conflicts over basic resources such as food and water. These impacts are already occurring, and the scope, scale and intensity of these impacts are projected to increase over time,” the document stated. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For November 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, November 10, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 46. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 9am to 4pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.In The Community: The Catholic Community of Wilmington and South Tewksbury’s Charities Committee is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help families in need within the St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s parishes. Donations can be left inside the entrances of both St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.In The Community: Join Wilmington Boy Scout Troop #136, in support of the Wilmington-based iPods for Wounded Veterans, from 11:30am to 3pm, at the Friendship Lodge (32 Church Street) for an afternoon of community, celebration and support of our veterans and active duty wounded soldiers. Stop by or spend the afternoon writing letters of encouragement and cards with holiday greetings. This is a time to celebrate and say thank you to our veterans that have sacrificed so much.  All card and letter writing materials will be supplied. Refreshments and “light bites” provided. RSVP to troop136wilm@aol.com or 978-758-0412.Also during the event, World War 2 Veteran John Katsaros will be presenting a book talk and signing on his book – Code Burgundy – The Long Escape based as his experience as a 20 year old aerial gunner who was shot down and seriously wounded. He escaped capture with the assistance from the Free French Resistance. In addition, local beekeeper Adele Passmore will have a demonstration on the art of beekeeping and will have local honey samples and available for purchase.In The Community: The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is hosting a breakfast for all veterans to enjoy at 8am in Fellowship Hall. Come on by and enjoy the morning with free food and other veterans. RSVP with Susan at 978-658-4519.In The Community: Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) will host a firearm and knife show, featuring 500 tables, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9am-3pm. Participants can buy, sell and trade sporting, antique, and collectible firearms; custom and high quality knives; and various militaria. The general admission fee for adults is $12. Children 12 and under, with an adult, are free. Parking is also free. Learn more HERE. A $1-off coupon can be found HERE. The event is hosted by New Mart Promotions of Massachusetts and promoted by the NRA-affiliated Westchester Collectors Club.In The Community: The Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming “Winter Learn to Swim” Program. Stop by the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School pool on Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, November 17, from 9:30am to 12:15pm, to register your child for the program. Lessons run on Saturdays from December 8 to February 9 with no classes on December 22 and December 29. Visit the Pool’s website for more information and to download the registration form HERE. Follow the pool on Twitter at @Shawsheen_Pool.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.In The Library: SAT Practice Test at 12:30pm. Pop Up Board Game Afternoon with Jeff Johnston at 2pm. [Learn more and register HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 7, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Barbara Bushs Passion For Literacy Felt In Houston And Across The Nation

first_imgLaura IsenseeMore than 500 students at Browning Elementary in the Heights received six books for their home libraries from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. X 00:00 /05:10 Listen center_img Former First Lady Barbara Bush was a champion for literacy, and that commitment was embodied by the creation of the Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy. And, in 2013, her son, Neil, and his wife Maria, started the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.To get a sense of what literacy meant to the former First Lady and what the Houston foundation has accomplished, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talked with the organization’s president, Dr. Julie Baker Finck. She said Bush felt greater literacy was a gateway to minimizing many of society’s ills. And she felt illiteracy not only diminished a person’s ability to achieve economically, but it also hampered their ability to give back to their community.“If they can’t read, write, or comprehend, then they have difficulty understanding how they can have a voice in the community and take advantage of all that our country has to offer,” Baker Finck said.Four years ago, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation partnered with HISD on Read Houston Read, a program that encouraged mentors to read with children.“We’ve had thousands of members of the community step up to serve as reading mentors for first and second graders,” Baker Finck said.She added a recent report indicated children who had such mentors had higher reading achievement levels than students who did not. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Laptop clipon is on a mission to outdo mouse

first_imgThe Haptix Touch creators are Darren Lim, CEO and Lai Xue. CTO. Haptix Touch is in San Francisco. They seek $100,000 to help fund manufacturing costs; the project will only be funded if at least $100,000 is pledged by September 13. They said the funding will go toward “refinement of the electronics and additional tooling for mass production.” Haptix currently works with Windows and Ubuntu. Android and OS X support are in the works.The retail price will be $70 but early birds can get a Haptix at $59. After that they cost $65. Haptix expects to ship to backers by February next year. More information: www.kickstarter.com/projects/h … ultitouch-reinvented Citation: Laptop clip-on is on a mission to outdo mouse (2013, August 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-laptop-clip-on-mission-outdo-mouse.html Leap Motion targets May for pre-orders and store sales Explore further © 2013 Phys.org With Haptix, the option to clip the device on your laptop turns your keyboard into a multitouch tool with which you can control your computer entirely from your keyboard. (It automatically turns off when you type.) The device uses twin cameras to see what the user’s hands are doing and turns actions into input signals. You can use your middle finger as the cursor, your index finger to left-click, and your ring finger to right-click.People who are working with spreadsheets can use five-finger touch. Designers, artists and engineers can capture pen or brush strokes. A distinguishing feature about Haptix is hand comfort. The Haptix team is vocal about the fact that their product, in supporting 2D and 3D gestures, allows users to rest their hands while working, and in turn they can use the controller for extended periods without discomfort in the wrists. Haptix has two CMOS image sensors that capture the position of your hands in 640×360 resolution, attached to a microcontroller. The device works with any lighting condition—making use of infrared if in the dark. Haptix connects to a computer through a USB 2.0 cable.It supports a number of gesture types, including pinch to zoom, on flat surfaces, but gestures need to be performed within its field of vision. The Kickstarter prototype has a 120 degree field of view. The creators said they are in the middle of transitioning to better lenses with a 150 degree field of view. (Phys.org) —Haptix is a newly announced gesture-based controller that launched this week on Kickstarter. Haptix looks like a sleek ice cream bar with its anodized bead-blasted aluminum casing. The Haptix is designed to transform tabletops and keyboards into tools that you use to interact with your computer. Basically, it wants to be the reason that workers can finally say, without fear, goodbye mouse. The creators consider their device “Multitouch Reinvented.” They say that it is as intuitive and natural as a multitouch screen, just without the actual screen. They have a point. This product is no Leap Motion me-too hiccup, but rather an attempt to create a practical alternative for people who work with spreadsheets, reports, and design projects where traditionally the mouse and keyboard have been thought to be the most practical tools to get the work done. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction

first_imgTags: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii Posted by Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Fairmont Kea Lani has much to boast about, after earning the distinction of ‘2015 Hotel of the Year’ for the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Americas region. The all-suite and villa luxury resort was recognized by the brand for achieving best overall operating performance along with outstanding guest satisfaction.Each year Fairmont Hotels & Resorts selects the winner of the Hotel of the Year distinction by combining guest experiences scores with financial performance. Fairmont Kea Lani earned its first place title with exceptional performance scores in each category. The Maui resort was also recognized for launching a guest problem resolution initiative aimed at empowering colleagues to minimize the steps involved in resolving guest issues. This initiative was subsequently adopted by all hotels as a best practice.“We are extremely proud to earn the distinguished recognition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 2015 Hotel of the Year,” said Charles Head, general manager, Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui. “It is rewarding to see the resort meet success in each of our brand pillars following the completion of our $70 million renovation and considerable investments in the areas of sustainability and guest experience. Our colleagues are passionate about providing the highest level of service as well as sharing the traditions and culture of Hawaii with our guests.”Guest can discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the pristine white sands of Wailea’s Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront resort features an island inspired spa, culinary and cultural experiences. For more information, visit Fairmont.com/KeaLani. Travelweek Group center_img Share Fairmont Kea Lani earns Hotel of the Year distinction << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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