Olympia Brew Fest Toasts Local Brewing Heritage

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaOlympia Brew Fest returns to Port Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 4, for an afternoon of beer sampling, delicious food and live music at Port Plaza located on Olympia’s beautiful downtown waterfront. Net proceeds benefit the non-profit Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Incubator Program.Guests can choose among 60 different beers from 30-plus hand-picked breweries as they celebrate our community’s long history of beer-making. Admission includes a commemorative mug along with six 5.5 ounce tastes. Additional taste cards may be purchased.Brew Fest runs from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and just $5 for designated drivers. All guests must be 21, including designated drivers. Free parking is available in marked lots at the corner of Market Street and Marine Drive.Now in its seventh year, Olympia Brew Fest is considered one of the premiere brew fest events in the Pacific Northwest. Up to 3,000 guests are expected.The Port is proud to support Olympia Brew Fest as all net proceeds benefit small business development and growth in Thurston County.For location information and advance-ticket purchase, visit: http://www.olybrewfest.com/index.php.last_img read more

Nonpublic Schools Brace for Cuts in State Funding

first_imgProposed Spending Plan Includes Decrease In Security, Nursing Services And TechnologyBy John BurtonGov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2017 state budget seemed to have something for everyone to dislike. And that includes nonpublic schools which are seeing decreases or continued flat spending on what little state aid they get.“We understand you make a choice to send your son or daughter to a nonpublic school,” said Brother Frank Byrne, president of Christian Brothers Academy, a private all-boys Catholic school in Lincroft. But, he said, he was struck by the disparity these cuts seem to underline.“While our parents send our kids here, they’re also paying taxes to the (public) school district,” Byrne said.Christie’s $34.8 billion budget, released on Feb. 16, laid out the financial prospect for what many already knew of the state’s deep fiscal difficulties, with Christie calling upon “fiscal restraint.” “He’s trying to balance the budget. We get it,” Byrne said.For private schools, this document calls for reductions in allocations toward school nursing costs, technologies and – particularly chafing for private school administrators – subsidies for student busing to remain the same as they’ve been for the last nine years. “It’s getting harder and harder to get bus companies to keep a route based upon that amount,” said Frances Koukotas, director for the Network Catholic School Families for the Diocese of Trenton. Koukotas explained that while the money private schools receive remains flat, transportation company expenses, especially for employees, continue to rise, making it more complicated and less desirable to get the companies to include nonpublic schools as part of the greater public school routes.This budget proposes to keep the transportation assistance at $884 per student.“Bus runs are more crowded. Students are leaving earlier in the day,” because of difficulties with transportation, said James Hauenstein, principal/president of Mater Dei Prep, a Catholic high school in Middletown. “All these things impact their ability to learn.”Mater Dei Prep and Christian Brothers Academy are independent Catholic schools, which receive no financial support from the Diocese of Trenton. Trinity Hall High School operates in the same way, and Head of School Mary Sciarrillo said her school community was waiting to see how the issue evolves.But what all private school administrators and others expressed is their most concern is the possible loss of security funding. The fiscal year 2017 budget zeroes out that expenditure.State legislators last year included a budget line item allocating $25 per student for security improvements. “And that was across the board, for all nonpublic schools,” Koukotas said.“I got to tell you,” said Red Bank Catholic High School Principal Robert Abatemarco, “we used every dime of it to create a safer space, more protection for our kids.” The school used the money to treat some windows, making them shatterproof and upgrades to entrance lock systems.On average the state provides $140 per student per year for public school security measures. “The lack of the security funding creates a clear inequity between what’s done for the public school kids and nonpublic school kids,” believed George Corwell, director of the office of Education for New Jersey Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops on all public policy issues.“In the minds of the people who’ve constructed the governor’s budget, there’s a lesser degree of importance for the nonpublic school kids in terms of getting funding for security,” Corwell charged.The state Department of Education makes available to qualifying nonpublic schools, both religious and secular schools, for such things as textbooks, nursing costs and technology services. In addition, schools can get aid for transportation and for last year for security improvements. The state provides the funding to local public school districts, which distributes it to the private schools within the district boundaries.With the exception of transportation, which is expected to remain the same, and the proposed elimination of the security subsidies, the other areas are being cut. Koukotas pointed out that technology funding was $40 per student per year when introduced in 1997 and now it’s proposed to be $20. “So, we’re back to a downward spiral,” she said.Over the last four years, private school enrollment has declined 8 percent statewide, down to 147,119, which reflects some of the funding cuts, with the exception of transportation, explained Richard Vespucci, a state education spokesman. In Monmouth County that enrollment number is 11,474, as of October 2015.The security funding, was a legislative addition last year and “those items are typically addressed through the upcoming budget negotiations,” said Vespucci, who also noted Christie had provided an additional $1 million in nonpublic aid over the last few years.But any shortfall these cuts may cause with school budgets means schools will have to either cut their budgets or ask parents for additional support, or raising tuition. And some parents, who continue to pay taxes to support public education, it is a sacrifice to send their children to these schools, whether seeking religious instruction, academic rigor or family tradition, administrators, school representatives noted.“As a whole, we certainly understand public taxes are paying for public school systems,” Hauenstein said. “But there are certain areas where supporting parents and the students of nonpublic schools are critical.”Koukotas has reached out to the 38 diocesan and five independent schools pursuing a letter writing campaign to encourage local legislators to re-examine the numbers. At a future date the letters will be presented to elected officials in Trenton.last_img read more

Great start by Bolts

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 6-foot stealthy guard from Davao City torched the Dyip with 23 points, capping his endgame heroics with a sneaky drive for the Bolts to gain the edge that they protected in the dying seconds.“We talked in the dugout during halftime and everybody agreed that we need to give more effort in defense,” said Amer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the second game, NLEX, behind the 33 points and 23 rebounds of Olu Ashaolo, controlled the game from start to finish en route to a 103-90 victory over TNT KaTropa.The Road Warriors were methodical in their control of the match, holding off repeated rallies by TNT through the heroics of Larry Fonacier and Mac Tallo. “I expect us to be in game shape and get better as the conference wears on,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volley, wushu bets to skip parade, opt to practice MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The leather is one hot potato in a mad scramble featuring (from left) Columbian’s Jackson Corpuz and Meralco’s Mike Tolomia, Reynel Hugnatan and Nico Salva. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAllen Durham hinted of remarkable things to come for the Meralco Bolts with a near triple-double output in the opening game of the PBA Governors’ Cup.But it still took an overflow of zeal and artistry from Baser Amer for the Bolts to get over the hump in a come-from-behind 109-106 victory over Columbian Dyip Friday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced NLEX was playing without coach Yeng Guiao, who is in Jakarta coaching the men’s national team in the Asian Games.While NLEX never lost grip of the match, Meralco needed a big second half to turn back Columbian.The Bolts scored over 40 points in the third quarter alone, a fightback from a 10-point halftime deficit keyed by coach Norman Black’s verbal outburst at intermission.“That bad start got us a sermon from coach Norman. After that, we were able to execute our game plan in the second half,” said Amer, who had a couple of threes aside from eight rebounds and six assists.Durham finished with 26 points on top of 20 rebounds and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Spacious family home with five-bedrooms on the market for €195,000

first_imgA spacious family home with five double bedrooms, two reception rooms as well as a large kitchen is on the market for €195,000 in Carrigans. This deceptively spacious home extends to 2921 sq ft over two floors. Having three bedrooms on the ground floor the property may be of particular interest to elderly house hunters or perhaps someone with a disability.The property also has a part glazed golden oak PVC front door with fully glazed side panels and fanlight.The full listing can be viewed by Franklins here!Spacious family home with five-bedrooms on the market for €195,000 was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carriganspropertylast_img read more

The power of rest: Warriors stars reaping benefit of conservative minutes plan

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – During those forgettable regular-season games in the middle of the winter, the Warriors’ itinerary usually played out this way.The Warriors’ star players usually played no more than 35 minutes a night. They missed games over minor injuries. They spent more time at practice receiving treatment than actually scrimmaging.A few months later, the Warriors …last_img read more

How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory to Biology?

first_imgA favorite quote by evolutionists is the line by Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”  Why, then, do so many biological papers fail to mention evolution at all?  Indeed, many employ design language, sometimes with a sense of awe.  Here are more recent examples in which the E word was missing (or inconsequential) in the glare of amazement over complex design:Charged with pain:  Wounds generate electric fields that guide repair crews to the site.  Science Now got a charge out of this: “Talk about healing energy,” reporter Laura Blackburn challenged the faith healers.  “Every wound, from the tiniest scratch to the nastiest gash, generates an electric field that pulls in cells that help repair the damage.”Rotary switch:  A team publishing in PNAS1 discussed the ID Movement’s favorite biological toy, the bacterial flagellum.  They considered the switching mechanism that allows the propeller to go into reverse.  Their paper sounds like something out of Popular Mechanics: “Structure of FliM provides insight into assembly of the switch complex in the bacterial flagella motor.”Checkpoint, no Charlie:  M. Andrew Hoyt appreciates even more the way the cell uses checkpoints to make sure division occurs without error.  In Science2 he examined a new answer to how the cell switches this control on and off:Paradoxically, the mechanism responsible for separation of the chromosomes at anaphase itself creates chromosome attachments that the checkpoint would normally recognize in metaphase as improper.  Yet, the cell cycle proceeds naturally unimpeded; these improper chromosome attachments fail to activate the cycle-blocking activity of the spindle checkpoint after anaphase onset.  From a clever series of experiments reported on page 680 of this issue by Palframan et al., we now know why.  In anaphase cells, the actions of the spindle checkpoint are extinguished by the very same protein complex that previously was the target of its anaphase-inhibitory activity.Hoyt did also speak of “conserved” (i.e., unevolved) proteins of the spindle checkpoint, but had no other references to evolution.Stretchy Clots:  Another paper in Science3 examined the properties of fibrin, one of the principle ingredients in blood clots, and found that they have “extraordinary extensibility and elasticity.”Blood clots perform an essential mechanical task, yet the mechanical behavior of fibrin fibers, which form the structural framework of a clot, is largely unknown.  By using combined atomic force-fluorescence microscopy, we determined the elastic limit and extensibility of individual fibers.  Fibrin fibers can be strained 180% (2.8-fold extension) without sustaining permanent lengthening, and they can be strained up to 525% (average 330%) before rupturing.  This is the largest extensibility observed for protein fibers.  The data imply that fibrin monomers must be able to undergo sizeable, reversible structural changes and that deformations in clots can be accommodated by individual fiber stretching.Readers of the primary intelligent design book Darwin’s Black Box might remember the blood clotting system as one example Michael Behe used of irreducible complexity.When evolution is mentioned in papers dealing with complex, interacting systems in biology, the references often seem imprecise and incidental to the work that went into the research, as if tacked on as an afterthought.  For instance, R. John Ellis, writing in Nature July 27,4 described the details of the protein-folding chaperone complex, Gro-EL and Gro-ES.  After describing in some detail the specifications of these versatile molecular machines, noting that “both the size and surface charge of the cage are optimized to speed up the folding of several different types of chain,” he referred to evolution on only two places, both speculative, and both personifying natural selection as the wizard of technology:The size and surface properties of the cage represent an evolutionary compromise that helps the bacterial cell to produce functional proteins fast enough to survive in a competitive microbial world…..It is a testament to the ingenuity of natural selection that the chaperonin cage not only combats aggregation caused by crowding outside the cage but also uses crowding to accelerate protein folding inside the cage.  Nanoengineers trying to improve the yield of therapeutic proteins could profit from studying the tricks of the chaperonin nanocage.Go figure.1Park et al., “Structure of FliM provides insight into assembly of the switch complex in the bacterial flagella motor,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0602811103, published online before print August 1, 2006.2Palframan et al., “Anaphase Inactivation of the Spindle Checkpoint,” Science, 4 August 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5787, pp. 680 – 684, DOI: 10.1126/science.1127205.3Liu et al., “Fibrin Fibers Have Extraordinary Extensibility and Elasticity,” Science, August 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5787, p. 634, DOI: 10.1126/science.1127317.4R. John Ellis, “Protein folding: Inside the cage,” Nature 442, 360-362(27 July 2006) | doi:10.1038/442360a; Published online 26 July 2006.Evolution is a vacuous, religious faith that is doing nothing to advance our knowledge of the living world.  We’re going to keep showcasing examples like this to put the evidence behind that claim (see more in the 02/28/2006 entry).  The real work of science lies in examining the complexity of living things to find out how they work, why they work, and what we can learn from them.  Scientists and the public have been hoodwinked by the Darwin Party.  Charlie is the uninvited self-made guru standing on a soapbox on the sidelines, giving his useless spiel to gullible spectators, like the elderly vet the family learns to tolerate, who takes every opportunity to retell the story how he won the war single-handed.  The real work of science is being done by researchers who, intentionally or not, proceed as if intelligent design is true.  Does this mean that, despite Darwin Party claims, the scientific literature is replete with ID research?  Go: figure.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.

first_imgBrand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal.                     South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK.                   GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.last_img read more

Kingad fails to take ONE flyweight title as Moraes retains belt

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Moraes (17-2) then locked his rear naked choke forcing Kingad (5-1) to tap out 4:45 into the first round.“Danny you have a big future, but tonight was my time, I trained hard, I trained my life, I had a tough win, but this is my house, this is my belt, and this is my class,” said Moraes who had his first title defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdriano Moraes successfully defended his ONE flyweight title after dominating Philippines’ own Danny Kingad in ONE Legends of the World Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Moraes established his presence early and had Kingad’s back with less than a minute remaining in the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup brace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup braceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini was full of praise for Alvaro Morata after their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Morata scored twice as FA Cup holders Chelsea advanced with a 2-0 third-round win over Forest at Stamford Bridge.”I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,” said Cudicini. “It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully he will be more free in his mind.”Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals. Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.” last_img read more

18 days agoReal Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatter

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard hopes he’s gone some way to silencing his critics after his first goal for Real Madrid.Hazard struck in victory over Granada on Saturday.And he said, “The first goal is always complicated, but then you play with more confidence. I hope to score many more for this great club. It is important to score. “People are talking and I have heard many things.”That is why it is important to score goals for me.” last_img read more