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first_imgUpcoming PATH-to-33rd Street closuresStarting the weekend of Friday, July 13 and continuing weekends through Sunday, Aug. 26, all PATH stations in New York City between Christopher Street and 33rd Street will be closed starting at 11:59 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. the following Monday.In Hudson County, three Sunday closures at Hoboken and Newport stations will occur on Sept. 16, Sept. 23, and Oct. 14.The closures are needed to allow crews to install Positive Train Controls which uses technology to automatically stop trains before an accident can occur.PATH will distribute two-trip MetroCards to customers arriving at World Trade Center so they can take subways uptown. And NJ Transit will cross honor PATH riders on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail enabling them to bypass the New Jersey station closures.For more information go to http://www.panynj.gov/path/pdf/PATH_2018_Weekend_Closure_Brochure_Eng_rev.pdf. City of Water Day at the Hoboken Cove announcedA free, family festival on July 14 will celebrate the Hoboken Cove, a unique spot for accessing the Hudson River via kayak and paddleboard and a protected habitat for marine and shore wildlife.The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Resilience Paddle Sports, the Fund for a Better Waterfront, and Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront will present the celebration, called the City of Water.The Boathouse will offer free kayaking. Resilience Paddle Sports will provide an opportunity for paddle boarding. Naturalist Noelle Thurlow will lead a bioblitz, an intense period of biological surveying, in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area.There will also be a series of educational opportunities held throughout the day, brief eco-talks about the migratory fish, shore birds, and history of the Hudson River, and workshops on water testing and environmental stewardship.The Hoboken Cove is in front of Maxwell Place Park at Sinatra Drive North near Eleventh Street. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.Action meeting to support immigrants will be MondayOn Monday, July 16, All Saints Episcopal Parish will host an action meeting to support immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. It will inform residents on how they can help and sign up to be a penpal with a person in a detention facility.Attendees will also be able to hear firsthand stories about the lives of those seeking refuge.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Parish, 701 Washington St.Open office hours with Mayor BhallaHoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced his next open office hours will take place on Thursday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Large Programming Room on the lower level of the Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave.Residents are encouraged to attend if they wish to speak face-to-face with the mayor about city issues.“My first open office hours was a great success, and I want to keep my door open for residents,” said Bhalla. “I’m also excited that this time, I’ll be joined by our new chief of constituent affairs, Caroline Caulfield.”“In my first month as chief of constituent affairs, I’ve loved assisting new residents and long-time Hobokenites with daily issues and working on larger projects to improve the quality of life for residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority,” said Caulfield. “I’m looking forward to continuing this work and hearing from our residents at the mayor’s open office hours on July 19.”One-act play writing competition announcedThe Hoboken Public Library presents its first Summer One-Act Play Writing Competition & Festival. Submissions are due no later than July 27.The library invites amateur and seasoned writers to submit a 10-page, family-friendly one-act play with no more than five characters. Prizes will be awarded to the writers of the top three out of five plays. Top plays will be work shopped and read by professional actors.Applications can be picked up at the second floor reference desk at our main branch or via email at [email protected] “For Angelica or Laura, One-Act Entry Form Request,” in the subject line. Exhibit at Hoboken Historical Museum features local artistUntil July 29, The Hoboken Historical Museum will exhibit “Reunion: Paintings by Laura Alexander” in the upper gallery.Alexander is best known for her large-scale, vividly-colored oil portraits. Visitors to the museum in 2012 might remember the striking, four-foot-tall portraits in her “Mostly Rosemary” exhibit. She also had a solo exhibit titled “Portraits” in 2005, featuring a charismatic redhead named Olivia who used to live in the Hoboken shelter. Olivia makes another appearance in this exhibit in a short video. Thirty nine other examples of Alexander’s work, including smaller gouache pieces, will be on display.Her work is exhibited frequently in New York and New Jersey, and internationally in Japan and Austria. Notable exhibits include the Newark Museum, Morris Museum, Aljira Gallery, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, Maine) and George Segal Gallery. To learn more about her work, visit her website: www.lauraalexander.net.The exhibit is supported by a block grant from the State/County Partnership program for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Hudson County hosts Latina music and dance concertHudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Freeholders have announced an evening of live music Wednesday, July 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the rotunda of the Brennan Court House, 583 Newark Ave., Jersey City.The evening will open with a performance by the Brazilian singer/songwriter Monika Oliveira. Born in Belem do Para and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira has been performing in the New York area for more than twenty years. She combines her love of Brazil’s musical heritage with a mastery of Jazz to create what critics describe as a “sultry variation on both … that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate.” Joined by the Brazilians Trio, she will take the stage at 7 pm.At 8 p.m., Flamenco Flavor will follow with a fresh take on traditional Spanish rhythms with an urban twist, presenting Latin choreography paired with the voice and guitar play of David M. Castellano.Placed on the Register of Historic Places in 1970 and saved from demolition, the 108 year-old William J. Brennan Courthouse is a working civil courthouse and seat of county government during the day. But by night, its four-story marble rotunda has become home to a range of musical acts and visual arts exhibits presented by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs that are promoted by “Visit Hudson,” the office’s tourism development arm.This concert is the first of what is expected to become a new series entitled “Live At Brennan’s.”Doors for this event will open at 6:30. Tickets are $20. The price includes parking in the courthouse lot and light refreshments between acts.NY Waterway ferry crew makes second rescue in two monthsA NY Waterway ferry crew that had rescued a man from the Hudson River on May 7, also rescued a teenager from the river on July 9.Capt. Gil Rivera and deckhands Selena Sobers and Ignacio Minutillo were approaching the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal in Jersey City at 3:30 p.m. when they saw an overturned sailboat and two young people in the water. The NY Waterway crew pulled one teen aboard the York while a New York Police Department Harbor Unit crew pulled the other teen onto its boat.Both teens were taken to Paulus Hook, where Jersey Police and ambulance crews tended to them.“My deckhands did an excellent job, working well under pressure. We were able to get the young man out of the water quickly. Once again, our training paid off,” Rivera said.The same crew pulled a man from the Hudson River near the Brookfield Place/Battery Park City Ferry Terminal May 7.In 31 years, NY Waterway crews have rescued almost 300 people from the waters of New York Harbor, including 143 people rescued from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in “The Miracle on the Hudson.” Joseph Scott, CEO of JCMC, is named board chair of America’s Essential HospitalsJoseph Scott, president and chief executive officer of Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been appointed chair of the Board of America’s Essential Hospitals.“America’s Essential Hospitals plays a fundamental role in ensuring that our most vulnerable patients have access to the most high-quality care,” said Scott. “Eliminating health care disparities across the communities we serve has been a key driver for both Jersey City Medical Center and the RWJBarnabas Health system as a whole. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with leaders from across the country to advance the work of safety-net hospitals and health systems and ensure access to quality care for all.” Army Corps of Engineers hearing on Union Dry Dock is July 18The Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens Institute, 24 Fifth St., to hear public comment about New York Waterway’s permit application to make the former Union Dry Dock property their maintenance and refueling homeport.Attendees will be permitted three minutes to speak and their testimony will be considered during the Army Corps of Engineers evaluation of the permit.For more information go to http://hobokennj.gov/content/wp-content/uploads/SupplementaPublicNoticdatedJune132018.pdf .last_img read more

Organs-on-chips evaluate therapies for lethal radiation exposure

first_imgA team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has received a $5.6 million grant from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its organs-on-chips technology to test human physiological responses to radiation and evaluate drugs designed to counter those effects. The effort will also be supported by a team in the vascular biology program at Children’s Hospital Boston.The multiyear project will investigate whether organs-on-chips — tiny, microfluidic devices that are lined by living human cells and mimic complex organ physiology — can be used instead of animals to evaluate the efficacy and safety of medical treatments for radiation sickness, or acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Animal models often fail to accurately predict human responses, and human subjects cannot be tested with exposure to lethal radiation.ARS occurs when the body receives a high dose of radiation, usually over a short period of time. Symptoms range from loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea to seizures, coma, and death. The project is part of the FDA’s Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi), which it launched in 2010.“One of the fundamental goals of the MCMi is to ensure that we are prepared to respond effectively to acts of terrorism that may involve radiological or nuclear attacks, and to incidents such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011,” said Luciana Borio, head of the FDA program. “We have a lot to learn about the human physiological response to radiation, and are excited to explore the potential of the Wyss Institute’s novel human organs-on-chips in filling that knowledge gap in a safe and cost-effective way.”,Combining microfabrication techniques with modern tissue engineering, lung-on-a-chip offers a new in vitro approach to drug screening by mimicking the complicated mechanical and biochemical behaviors of a human lung. This extended version of the video includes Wyss Institute findings when its researchers mimicked pulmonary edema-on-the-chip.[/gz_video]Earlier this year the institute’s lung-on-a-chip received the 3Rs prize from the U.K.’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs). The award followed a landmark publication in Science Translational Medicine demonstrating the team’s success using the lung on a chip to model human pulmonary edema (commonly known as fluid on the lungs) and to test potential new drug therapies under development.“We currently have over 10 different organs-on-chips in development, and are excited to work with the FDA to explore a new way to rapidly identify radiation countermeasures without having to rely on animal studies,” said Wyss Institute Founding Director Donald Ingber, who leads the organs-on-chips effort at the institute.The FDA-funded project will study three organs on chips. The three devices mimic the structure and physiology of human bone marrow, gut, and lung. These organ systems are the most susceptible to the toxic effects of radiation in humans, because of exposure to airborne particulates in the case of the lung, and extremely high cell turnover rates in the cases of the gut and bone marrow.“Our organs on chips enable us to investigate how specific human cell types and organ systems respond to radiation — something very difficult or impossible to mimic in animal studies,” said Wyss senior staff scientist Anthony Bahinski, who is helping lead the project. The effects of radiation and organ-level responses to potential radiation therapies can be observed in real time; the microdevices, about the size of a memory stick, are made of a clear, flexible polymer and can be attached to sophisticated imaging equipment.The lung-on-a-chip re-creates the way the human lung physically expands and retracts when breathing, and the gut on a chip mimics the peristaltic motions of the gut. This ability to replicate the physical microenvironment of living organs enables the organs on chips to recapitulate functions with a fidelity not possible in conventional culture systems, and it represents a key advantage of these novel bioinspired microtechnologies.The bone marrow chip employs a unique approach to organ-chip design in which the team uses tissue engineering to form a whole bone with an intact marrow in vivo — and then surgically removes it and places it under microfluidic conditions in the laboratory. From there it can undergo testing in response to radiation and radiation therapies.“We should have a much better understanding of how our bones, intestines, and lungs respond physiologically to radiation and radiation therapies at the conclusion of this project,” Bahinski said.In addition to the FDA, the Wyss Institute acknowledges support that led to the development of the organs-on-chips technology from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Institutes of Health.last_img read more

Sports industry leaders speak about success

first_imgThe USC Sports Business Association hosted a panel Tuesday in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center with industry leaders Jeff Borris, a sports agent at Beverly Hills Sports Council; Steve Harden, Vice President of Sales at Oakley; Brendan Meyer, Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Wasserman Media Group; and Ryan Lawrence, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Relativity Sports.The event began with an introduction to the panel by senior Annenberg lecturer and Sports Business Association faculty advisor Jeff Fellenzer. Fellenzer dove right into a spirited conversation with the group, asking how they got to their current positions and what they look for in job candidates at their respective companies.Panelists share their success stories and advice with students. — Hailey SayeghBorris discussed his career path through law school along with how networking and persistence helped get him started.“A friend of mine from elementary school who was working full-time at BHSC invited me down to spring training while I was interning and I was able to recruit Jose Canseco as a client. It just took off from there,” Borris said. “It worked out so well I had to rearrange my law classes since I was so busy at work.”He has since negotiated over $1 billion worth of sports contracts for BHSC.Lawrence began his career on Wall Street and followed up by getting his MBA at USC Marshall School of Business four years ago.“Everyday when I go to work I’m excited about what I want to do [and] I was able to find my true passion and parlay a lot of what I learned on Wall Street into my current position,” Lawrence said. “USC was where I was able to hone in on my skills and really get a better understanding of what I wanted to do.”When questioned about a typical day in the life of each panelist, they all laughed and agreed that no two days were alike.“It depends on what time of the year it is,” Borris said. “Baseball’s offseason is my busy season, especially during salary arbitration when we have to prepare cases for each of our clients who are going through a process similar to a trial, which is where my law degree kicks in.”Harden splits his time between Northern California, where his family lives, and Oakley’s headquarters in Orange County.“I usually like to start my day around 6 a.m. and jump right into my work which then switches into meetings with my team,” he said. “Oakley has a young team in our office, which helps keep things moving and motivates me to always be on my toes.”USC alumnus Brennan Meyer started out in athlete marketing and has been with Wasserman Media for seven years. Meyer focused his words for the students on the importance of relationship building to growing a career in the sports business.“Its all about your ability to interact and carry on relationships with people,” Meyer said. “You never know when one person you were working with who is in a junior role on a deal will get a new job and become a decision maker at another company, that’s where the relationships come into play.”A theme echoed throughout the night by both Fellenzer and the panelists was how vital networking was to their own success and the future success of students in the audience. Harden asked the audience how many students had a LinkedIn account.“If you want to connect with me, send me a note and not just a general LinkedIn invitation, give me a reason to want to call you back,” he said.Sports Business Association President Brennan Wise, a sophomore majoring in business administration, was extremely pleased with the groups first event.“We were so excited to have such a great turnout at our first panel event,” he said. “Our goal is to engage as many students as possible across USC that are interested in Sports and Business by providing them with access to talented professionals in the Los Angeles area.”Fellenzer closed out the evening by discussing how important it is that all students, especially those in the Sports Business Association take advantage of the resources USC has to offer.“One of the great things about being at USC is the opportunity to connect with top people in their respective industries, in this case its sports and business,” Fellenzer said. “It shows how strong the USC brand is when industry leaders are willing to take time to connect with students and give them insight as to what its really like on the front line of their business.”Editor’s note: This post has been updated.last_img read more

College football schedule: What bowl games are on today? Time, channels, scores for CFP semifinals

first_imgTwo of the three most important games remaining in the 2019 college football season take place on Saturday.The College Football Playoff semifinal matchups between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Oklahoma (Peach Bowl) and No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson (Fiesta Bowl) will determine the participants in the 2019 college football championship. But they aren’t the only games on Saturday. The other two games on the final Saturday slate of the season include the Camping World Bowl matchup between No. 14 Notre Dame and Iowa State and the Cotton Bowl matchup between No. 13 Penn State and No. 15 Memphis, part of the New Year’s Day 6 lineup.NEW YEAR’S DAY 6 PRIMERSPeach | Fiesta | Rose | Sugar | Orange | CottonCollege Football Playoff schedule: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for Saturday’s college football bowl games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Saturday, Dec, 28BowlTime (ET)TV channelCotton: No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 15 MemphisNoonESPNCamping World: No. 14 Notre Dame vs. Iowa StateNoonABCPeach: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (CFP)4 p.m.ESPNFiesta: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson (CFP)8 p.m.ESPNHow to watch, live stream college football bowl gamesThe Saturday slate of games teams will be televised live on national TV, with games appearing on ESPN and ABC. ESPN is going all out with 18 consecutive hours of college football coverage, beginning at 7 a.m. ET. College GameDay comes on at 9 p.m. ET live from State Farm Stadium, where the Fiesta Bowl is played, and will lead into the Cotton Bowl broadcast at noon. The show includes its usual crew with host Rece Davis joined by Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor.For each College Football Playoff game, ESPN is once again running a “Megacast” across its family of networks. On the main broadcasts on ESPN, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the Fiesta Bowl, while Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge are in the booth for the Peach Bowl.A variety of broadcast alternatives will be shown on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News and more, including the popular “Film Room,” which this year will feature Tom Luginbill and Louis Riddick (Peach Bowl) and Emmanuel Acho and Bobby Carpenter (Fiesta Bowl) breaking down film live on the game broadcast.College football scoresGameNo. 13 Penn State vs. No. 15 MemphisNo. 14 Notre Dame vs. Iowa StateNo. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 OklahomaNo. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemsonlast_img read more

Wellington receives 2.3 inches of rain on Monday, 6.6 inches for month

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ASAJ names strong squad for CARIFTA

first_imgNational swimming coach Gillian Millwood is confident that members of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) National Age Group team to the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships will be strong medal contenders at the April 15-19 meet in Nassau, Bahamas.The Jamaicans will line up against 25 participating countries, with high hopes of equalling, or bettering, the eight gold, nine silver, and eight bronze (25 medals) they won in Martinique last year.More than a fifth of the contingent are overseas-based swimmers who live and train outside of Jamaica but compete for the team annually.PREPARATION MODEAccording to Millwood, the swimmers are in preparation mode and will test their sprinting skills in the pool in one last competition two weeks before they depart for Nassau.”It’s only up to them from here. We have a bigger team than last year and I anticipate that we will be able to pick up more medals than we got then,” she reasoned.The team is a mix of experienced swimmers and a few newcomers.Millwood is expecting everybody to go out and give of their best, even if they don’t medal.”I pick returnees to medal. Everybody understands that once they do their part, their best, the results will come,” she underlined.Jamaica’s squad includes:11-12 Boys: Joshua-Daniel Alleyne, Nikolos Gordon-Somers, Jaleel Samms and Nathaniel Thomas.13-14 Boys: Akeem Alleyne, Cameron Brown, Dominic Mullings and Kyle Sinclair.15-17 Boys: Joseph Black, Mattheau Bonner, Joseph Cardozo, Sean-Douglas Gooden, Adrian Grant, Jesse Marsh and Nicholas Vale.11-12 Girls: Zaneta Alvaranga, Paige Lewis, Sabrina Lyn and Isabella Sierra.13-14 Girls: Brianna Anderson, Gabrianna Banks, Emily MacDonald and Simone Vale.15-17 Girls: Anjuii Barrett, Annastazia Chin, Shaun Johnson, Laura Lim Sang, Annabella Lyn, Bryanna Renuart, Angara Sinclair and Britney Williams.The team will be managed by Tastey Blackman.last_img read more

Woodward Collects Men’s Basketball’s Sixth Consecutive MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

first_imgST. LOUIS – Drake University redshirt-sophomore Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar- Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Jan. 5. The honor is the first of the season for Woodward and marks the sixth consecutive week that a Drake men’s basketball student-athlete has been honored as the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week.Woodward led Drake last week by averaging 13.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game on the week. He shot 42.9 percent from the three-point arc and 88.9 percent from the free-throw line.  He was Drake’s second-leading scorer in both games on the week with 12 points in the loss at Wichita State and 15 points against Illinois State. He was 3-of-6 from the arc against the Redbirds with three assists and two steals in 38 minutes of action.  Woodward has now scored in double-figures in 10 games this season and three-straight.   Academically, Woodward, owns a 3.4 GPA as a management and marketing major since transferring from Penn State after his freshman year.To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.Previously this season, men’s basketball’s Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) earned the honor three-consecutive weeks while Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) has won the award twice.Additionally, a Drake student-athlete has won the award 13 times in the 20 weeks the honor has been awarded in 2015-16 including two weeks in which the Bulldogs swept the men’s and women’s honors.Drake’s 2015-16 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week WinnersGraham Woodward – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 5Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 29Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 22Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 15Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 8Rai Ahmed-Green – Women’s Track & Field – Dec. 8Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 1James Grunert – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 24Paul Ciszewski – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 16Steven Enna – Men’s Soccer – Oct. 19Emma Huston – Women’s Cross Country – Oct. 19Reed Fischer – Men’s Cross Country – Oct. 6Ben LeMay – Men’s Soccer – Sept. 22Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more