June 12

PCC Participates in New Ken Burns Documentary “Jackie Robinson”

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May 25

‘Be the One’ campaign seeks to build resilience throughout Tompkins

first_img Devon Magliozzi Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: center_img Tagged: Be the One, Collaborative Solutions Network, mental health, Racker Centers TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – At a community summit Monday, about a hundred newly minted “Be the One” ambassadors brainstormed ways to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships throughout Tompkins County.“Relationships are the key to building resilience,” said Jaydn McCune, program director for the Collaborative Solutions Network at Franziska Racker Centers. Decades of research show that safe, stable, nurturing relationships provide a buffer against the consequences of chronic stress and trauma. The “Be the One” campaign, spearheaded by McCune and partners across multiple organizations, is an effort to build resilience in the Tompkins community by fostering supportive relationships.Sally Manning, who works with the Collaborative Solutions Network as the Single Point of Access coordinator for children and youth, opened Monday’s “Be the One” summit with a thought experiment.“Imagine if everyone knew they had a safe, stable, nurturing relationship,” she said.As attendees from teachers to social workers to faith leaders settled in, Manning invited them to look around. “Everyone in this room is probably the one for someone,” she said. “Being the one for someone is such a simple thing.”Participants shared stories over the next few hours that demonstrated how being the one could be both simple and profound.Devra Rivkin shares her “Be the One” story at the campaign launch summit. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Devra Rivkin shares her “Be the One” story at the campaign launch summit. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)Devra Rivkin told the room about a momentous experience in her life: an arrest, without merit, that left her shivering in a jail cell, feeling famished and dehumanized. One officer took pity on her while she sat on the cell floor and passed an apple from her own lunch through the grate. That officer, a young black woman, was Rivkin’s one that day. Later, when the officer received a thank you note from Rivkin during a particularly grueling day of work, Rivkin was her one.“That story, where you don’t even know the effect you’ll have on someone, has touched me for life,” Rivkin said.Rivkin’s story was big. By her own telling, Margo Polikoff’s story was tiny.Polikoff saw a young woman, a stranger, who appeared anxious as she headed into a health clinic. She was pacing in the foyer, hesitating at the door. “Is there anything I can do right now to help you?” Polikoff asked. “How about a hug?” Polikoff doesn’t know how the rest of the young woman’s day or week or year unfolded, but walking out of the clinic together, the woman said she felt no worse off than before that appointment.“What’s really compelling about the ‘Be the One’ campaign for me,” Polikoff said, “is it’s really about everyone, it’s for all of us.” Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: A speaker suggested anyone could be the one by responding with empathy when people act out. Don’t ask, “What’s wrong with you?” she said. Instead, ask, “What happened to you? What was your experience? Where do we go from here?”At tables across the room, small groups swapped stories of who their “one” is and whose “one” they are. Some supportive relationships had lasted years, while some began and ended in minutes. Some were formal, like those between teachers and students or Big and Little Brothers, while some developed organically between neighbors or teammates.Small groups brainstormed ways to “Be the One” at the campaign launch summit. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Small groups brainstormed ways to “Be the One” at the campaign launch summit. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)Groups shared out ideas for fostering more supportive relationships in schools, community organizations and faith communities. One table suggested creating a wall showcasing acts of kindness, and another suggested mailing thank you notes to people who have been the one and might not even realize it.Since the “Be the One” campaign won a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health in August, several ideas have already taken flight.About 10,000 “Be the One” bracelets are making their way around the county. “We’re hoping that will inspire 10,000 conversations,” said McCune.School districts, including Lansing and Dryden so far, have talked with campaign coordinators about starting community reads, writing assignments and art projects around building healthy relationships and resilience.A choir recorded a “Be the One” theme song at Sunwood Recording Studios in Trumansburg, and has shared the sheet music, arranged by Stan Stewart and Alice Ploss, with music groups and classrooms throughout Tompkins.Mayor Svante Myrick proclaimed 2019 the “Be the One year” in the City of Ithaca, with a statement touting the campaign’s efforts to “raise awareness about the importance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships as the foundation of individual and community-wide mental health and emotional and physical well-being for all persons regardless of age, race, disability, culture, creed, faith or socio-economic status.”McCune said the campaign is currently in its first phase, focusing on outreach to schools, youth organizations and faith communities. There will be a second summit for community members in May, mental health awareness month, to generate ideas for spreading the message more widely.“It’s a totally inclusive message,” said Nora Rucker, who is working on campaign outreach with the Collaborative Solutions Network. She said schools and community organizations already have the capacity for fostering relationships that build resilience. “The question is how do we equip all organizations with enough information that they can take it and make it their own?”Featured image: An ensemble sings the “Be the One” theme song at the campaign launch summit. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi last_img read more

May 3

Album Review: Cat Powers-‘The search for a black pen and other stories’

first_img3/5An album of covers?  As Amstell would say, “it stinks of Ronson”, but Cat Power’s new album is definitely a less indulgent piece.  With one original exception, Power has covered an eclectic group of songs, including a re-interpretation of one of her own songs, ranging from Sinatra to Joni Mitchell, and put her own spin on it.  The result is an enjoyable, eminently listenable album.Whilst there may have been a danger that the songs would be too voice-oriented, given both her previous work, and what must have been a great temptation to move the songs as far into her own territory as possible, there is no gratuitous over-singing, a la Regina Spektor.  If anything, the instrumentation is the star of many of the songs, with the percussion element of the album particularly strong; if anything, it almost distracts from her voice.  More than once did it feel like Power’s voice was merely a supporting act to slick, well thought-out instrumentation.It would be hard to imagine any of the songs setting the world alight as single releases, but there are definite highlights.  The strong opening track, the cover of “New York” immediately grabbed my attention (although again, as much because of the compelling sound of the instruments as her voice), whilst the cover of Silver Stallion was an unexpected unplugged treat, amidst the electro-acoustic sound of the rest of the album.  The album feels a little front-loaded, though; the last 15 minutes of the barely 40 minute album melts together a bit.I can’t help feeling that she didn’t have that much fun making it, (and if anyone had fun, it was definitely the drummer).  The album is good, especially as unintrusive background music, but there is no obvious sign that she let her imagination go. However, it would frankly be a lie to say this isn’t worth listening to, because it really is, if you’re even remotely a fan of Power or acoustic music.by Fayyaz Muneerlast_img read more

March 2

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Announce Entirety Of August 2017 Tour

first_imgBéla Fleck & The Flecktones just released all the stops on their three-week tour with 16 dates spanning across August this summer, adding to the six previously announced dates announced in March. Bassist Victor Wooten, multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy, and percussionist Futureman (Roy Wooten) will make up the Flecktones joining Fleck this August. For many of the upcoming Béla Fleck & The Flecktones dates, the band will join forces with Chick Corea Elektric Band (consisting of John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, and Dave Weckl), solidifying their co-headlined August tour that was announced back in November of last year.Béla Fleck and Chick Corea are no strangers to collaboration, with legendary jazz banjoist and pianist frequently touring together with one another in the past and teaming up for the 2007 shared studio album The Enchantment, which won a Latin Grammy, and its respective live album Two, which was released in 2015. However, this tour is different, with both jazz virtuosos will be bringing their own bands along with them for the ride. For the co-billed performances, each act will perform individually, though are expected to combine for collaborative encores at each stop.The tour is welcome news to Flecktones fans, who saw Béla Fleck & The Flecktones disband following their their summer 2012 tour for a lengthy hiatus. Though the group reconvened last summer for an extensive reunion tour, following the four-year drought, in our eyes, the more Flecktones the better. Fleck & The Flecktones hit the road on August 2nd with solo dates in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn ahead of their performance at Newport Jazz Festival on August 4th. From there, the crew meets up with Chick Corea Elektric Band for a number of Northeast dates. The joint tour heads west on August 12th with a performance at Michigan’s Lottery Amphitheatre before winding its way across the Midwest with stops in Ohio, Colorado, Utah, eventually ending with three dates in California from August 18th through 20th.The full touring schedule and tickets are available here on the Flecktones website. You can also watch the video below of Fleck and Corea rehearsing their song “Mountain” to get ready for August!Béla Fleck & The Flecktones August TourAug 2 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music HallAug 3 – Brooklyn, NY – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! FestivalAug 4 – Newport, RI – Newport Jazz FestivalAug 5 – Albany, NY – Palace TheaterAug 6 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap – The Filene CenterAug 8 – Red Bank, NJ -Count Basié TheaterAug 9 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood GardensAug 10 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera HouseAug 11 – Chautaqua, NY – Chautauqua InstituteAug 12 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom HillAug 13 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterAug 15 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic GardensAug 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red ButteAug 18 – Santa Rosa, CA – Green CenterAug 19 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain WineryAug 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatrelast_img read more

August 13

Bolt wins unprecedented sixth Athlete of Year award

first_imgHe had been up against Briton Mo Farah, who claimed a historic Olympic double-double in the 5000m and 10,000m, and South African Wayde van Niekerk, whose Olympic gold medal-winning run in the 400m also eclipsed the world record set by Michael Johnson.In the female category, Almaz claimed the title after smashing the 10,000m world record in Rio.Picking up brilliantly where she left off in 2015 as the world 5000m champion, 25-year-old Almaz proceeded to rewrite the all-time lists in the 5000m.After a 14:16.31 performance in Rabat, she threatened the world record with a 14:12.59 run in Rome, the second-fastest performance of all time.That momentum continued in late June at the Ethiopian Olympic trials for 10,000m where she triumphed in 30:07.00, the fastest ever debut over the distance.In Rio she went faster still, opening the Olympic athletics programme with a stunning 10,000m world record of 29:17.45 that knocked more than 14 seconds from a record set 23 years earlier.At 5000m, Almaz took Olympic bronze and won the Diamond Race.She beat off competition from Jamaican Elaine Thompson, who won golds in the 100 and 200m in Rio before helping Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay, and also Polish Olympic hammer champion and world record holder Anita Wlodarczyk.Share on: WhatsApp Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (2ndL) reacts after he crossed the finish line head of USA’s Justin Gatlin (R), Canada’s Andre De Grasse (L) and France’s Jimmy Vicaut to win the Men’s 100m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016.  AFP PHOTOMonaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award on Friday, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio.“I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said Bolt, who will retire next year. “I love competing, I dream of being in the stadium competing against the best.Bolt, previously winner in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, was rewarded for another blistering season that saw him claim three gold medals (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the Rio Olympics for the third consecutive Games.The 30-year-old dominated the 100m in 9.81sec and came back four days later with a 19.78sec victory in the 200m to secure a third straight Olympic title over both distances, a first.The following day he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m in 37.27sec, the fourth fastest of all time. His 9.81sec gold medal-winning performance in Rio was the second fastest in the world, his 19.78sec in the 200m the third fastest.Bolt ended his season unbeaten in six individual finals, having made history as the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic triples.“It’s definitely a big deal,” Bolt said of the award.“When you get to be athlete of the year it means that all the hard work has paid off, so if I can win it for a sixth year means as much as the first one.”last_img read more

August 3

Wildcats drop into consolation round following playoff loss to Highland

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats meet Revelstoke Friday in consolation round action at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.The Cats, finishing third in power pool play, lost 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-8) to Highland of Comox during Thursday’s playoff round.Mount Sentinel opened the 16-team tourney Wednesday with losses to Pacific Christian and Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission.The Wildcats bounced back to defeat Kootenay rival Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 2-0 (25-20, 25-22).Friday a victory over Revelstoke earns the Wildcats a chance to climb up the final standings with a shot at ninth place.The Cats would meet the winner of Okanagan Mission and Richmond’s Cambie.The tournament is being held at the University of B.C./Okanagan gymnasium.The finals are set for Saturday at UBC/O.The Mount Sentinel girl’s varsity squad is playing at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Tournament in Prince George.last_img read more

August 3

GV Giants end season for Kootenay Ice with pair of shutout wins

first_imgThe Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.The Giants now meet the South Island Royals in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday in Burnaby.Saturday, Greater Van scored four times in the second period to break open a close game.Desi Burgart and Josh Latta each scored twice in the contest. Ryland Chernomaz and Wilson Northey added singles to round out the scoring for the Giants.Sunday, the Giants scored singles in the second and third periods to narrowly defeat the pesky Ice squad.Mateo Coltellaro and Carter Stephenson scored for the Giants.The two losses conclude the season for Kootenay.The Ice finished the Major Midget campaign in tenth spot with a 5-29-6 record.The top eight teams advance to the playoff round.The other three series have Cariboo Cougars hosting Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in Prince George; Vancouver Northeast Chiefs facing Valley West Hawks in Port Coquitlam and Okanagan Rockets meeting Greater Vancouver Canadians in Kelowna.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.ICE NOTES: Kadrian Klimchuck of Castlegar topped the Ice in scoring with 30 points. Tanner Costa, also of Castlegar, was second with 24 points. . . . Klimchuk and Costa also finished one, two in goals with 16 and 11, respectively. Shawn Campbell of Castlegar also had 11 goals. . . . Netminder Burk Solomon of Castlegar won three games in goal for Kootenay while Trail’s Jason Mailhiot had a pair of wins. Mailhiot had the better goal average at 4.71.last_img read more

December 20

Warriors share their favorite memories at Oracle Arena

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The memories will stay vivid for the rest of their lives. And how can it not? Those moments marked the times the Warriors felt their ears popped.That experience will happen again when the Warriors (55-24) play the Los Angeles Clippers (47-35) on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Not only do …last_img read more

December 19

Pinpoint Navigation and Propulsion in a Seemingly Random Soup

first_imgNon-coding sequences of DNA, sometimes considered genetic junk, may actually function to help navigate proteins to their target genes.by Sal CordovaThink of the difficulty of sending a package from one location to another when there are a billion possible destinations. To make this process efficient it requires infrastructure and machines that can propel themselves and navigate. It’s even more amazing if this happens in an ever changing soup of molecules within a cell.In 2007, John Rinn discovered a lncRNA (long non-coding RNA) transcribed from DNA on human Chromosome 12 that would somehow navigate and land at a specific location on human Chromosome 2 by riding a molecular “bus” known as the Suz12 protein. It was the first example of a transcript from one chromosome influencing the expression of a gene on another chromosome. This epigenetic action, he found, was a crucial part of cell signaling for differentiating skin cells in the body. It’s why the skin cells in the sole of the foot, for instance, have different qualities than skin cells in the lid of the eye.Amazingly, Rinn began his research suspecting all he would come up with was “hotair” rather than a real discovery. He thus named this amazing RNA molecule HOTAIR. When his research was published, the journal editors hailed it as the greatest article in their history, but the name HOTAIR was retained. It stands for ‘HOX transcript antisense RNA’.How this feat of navigation and propulsion by the SUZ12 protein that shuttles the HOTAIR lncRNA from a specific location on Chromosome 12 to a specific location on Chromosome 2 could be accomplished in a seemingly random soup of chemicals boggles the mind. After all, there are over a billion locations in the nucleus to park HOTAIR on a particular stretch of DNA, not to mention the additional challenge that DNA is a moving target!What Rinn’s research demonstrated is that many parts of DNA formerly thought to be junk could serve as navigational markers, like street signs as well as highways that allow molecules to sail the winds of Brownian motion and deliver molecular packages with pin-point accuracy.Frame from simulation of DNA shuttling an enzyme. Credit: Georgia Tech / Edmond Chow / Jeffrey SkolnickIt intuitively suggests a very well conceived system of highways and shuttles where DNA plays a role. We tend to think of DNA solely as a blueprint, but DNA could also serve multiple roles as a means of navigation and propulsion!The hypothesis that DNA serves multiple roles is furthered by a recent related development regarding proteins known as transcription factors. According to  Phys.org, “Rattling DNA hustles transcribers to targets” –New simulations of DNA as a transport conduit could shatter the way scientists have thought about how large molecules called transcription factors diffuse on their way to carry out genetic missions, according to a study by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The simulations add important brush strokes to our picture of elusive inner mechanics of cells.The simulations strongly support the hypothesis that, in a live cell, DNA is in constant motion, making it the dominant mover of transcription factors, to their target sites on DNA. There, the factors regulate the transcription of genetic code into life-sustaining action.A video clip of the simulation shows how DNA motion “shuttles” transcription factors through a thicket of DNA strands. What is not mentioned is how the transcription factors are efficiently transported to their proper destination. This research only goes to show that when the popular press gives the impression we’ve got life figured out, nothing could be further from the truth.It’s certainly possible, in fact increasingly believable, that much of the so-called junk DNA in humans is part of an elaborate 3-dimemsional structure necessary for shuttling molecules to and fro. If so, then we are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made rather than the piles of junk Darwinists would prefer to have us believe.Sal Cordova, who has worked as a scientist, engineer, and a leader in the ID movement, has 4 science degrees and is working on a PhD. See his Author Profile for more information.(Visited 449 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

November 27

With support of teammates, Mary Ann Mendrez pushes past pain to deliver for UE

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town UE’s Mary Ann Mendrez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—No amount of pain would prevent Mary Ann Mendrez from helping University of the East get its first win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Playing with an injured right shoulder, Mendrez put up 14 points to help the Lady Warriors repulse Adamson University, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PBA D-League: Metropac-San Beda routs Wangs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Dimculangan added that he didn’t start Mendrez in the first set thinking that she won’t be ready.“I doubted if I would even start her but I saw that her teammates were supporting her,” said Dimaculangan in Filipino. “She played through the pain.”Even though no one told Mendrez that she has to play, Mendrez knew she had to get into the court and help her teammates.“It feels wrong knowing that I can’t help my teammates and that I can’t perform at a hundred percent and that’s why I said to myself that even though I’m not sure if I’m at full health I would still give it my all,” said Mendrez as her team improved to a 1-2 record for a tie with Far Eastern University at the no. 6 spot.“I may not be at a hundred percent, but I know my teammates will fill in the gaps,” added Mendrez.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mendrez, who got emotional after the game, played with sheer heart and determination to deliver for her team despite the pain.READ: UAAP volleyball: Judith Abil stars as UE picks up 1st win, sendsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s an amazing feeling to play knowing your teammates are behind you because even though it’s hard to play knowing you’re not at a hundred percent you’re relieved knowing that your teammates are with you,” said Mendrez in Filipino.UE head coach Carl Dimaculangan said Mendrez sustained the injury in the Lady Warriors’ 25-12, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12 loss to University of the Philippines. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more