Semi-trucks Crash, Spilling Yogurt On I-86

first_imgELLERY – Two tractor-trailers, one of which carried yogurt, crashed Thursday afternoon on I-86 westbound, according to New York State Police.Police say one of the tractor-trailers, driven by Vasyl Gashenyuk, of Chicago, jackknifed before coming to rest.The second tractor-trailer, driven by Tommy L. Stacy, of Ohio, reportedly hit the jackknifed tractor-trailer, causing the second tractor-trailer to disconnect before most of the yogurt spilled on I-86. In total, police say 100 gallons of diesel, 15 gallons of oil, and a estimated 40,000 lbs yogurt spilled.The second trailer reportedly continued over the guild rail and fell into an access ramp.Stacy was reportedly injured and taken to Westfield Memorial Hospital.State Police said I-86 westbound is currently closed as the investigation continues.New York State Police was assisted by Bemus Point and Ashville Fire Crews, and the county HazMat and Emergency Services team. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Frozen yogurt…..wheres my big sppon,im heading outlast_img read more

Audra McDonald & More Start Previews in Shuffle Along

first_img The Music Box Theatre is simply full of jazz! Tony winners Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and more will begin previews in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed on March 15. Opening night is set for April 28.The production, which bills itself as a revival, combines the 1921 musical Shuffle Along with the backstory of the people who brought it to life, including the songwriting team Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle and bookwriters Aubrey Lyles and F.E. Miller. Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk collaborators George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover will reunite to direct and choreograph, respectively. Wolfe will also pen the new book.Shuffle Along first played Broadway and became a runaway hit in May of 1921. The show, which was expected to become an immediate flop following a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, ended up playing for 504 performances. The story follows two friends who both run for mayor in fictional Jimtown, USA. One wins and the other is appointed chief of police, but as they fight, their opponent plots to drive them out. The original production featured the talents of such soon-to-be theatrical stalwarts as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson and Lottie Gee.The company will also include Brooks Ashmanskas, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon.Please note that McDonald will not appear in performances from June 20 through September 25; she is scheduled to return on September 27. Audra McDonald(Photo by Bruce Glikas) Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016 Shuffle Alonglast_img read more

Carolina Rivers Project

first_imgJulian Monroe Fisher has been exploring the United States and the globe for much of his adult life. A fellow with The Royal Geographical Society in London and The Explorers Club in New York City and a member of The American Anthropological Association, he has summited Mount Kilamonjaro, trekked from Mexico to South America, and walked from one coast of Africa to the other.But now Fisher, a native South Carolinian, is turning his wandering eye to the region where he grew up. With his ‘Carolina Rivers – Education and Preservation through Exploration’ initiative, he has set out to paddle the length of 32 Carolina rivers in a matter of two years.ThreeSisterSwampWhen I caught up with Fisher he was enjoying a hard earned beer at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina after paddling 80 miles from the headwaters of the French Broad River.“The purpose of this project is to let people know that they don’t have travel to to far off exotic places like Africa in order to be an explorer,” Fisher told me. “All you really have to do is turn a curious eye to your immediate surroundings. I can’t imagine a better place to do that than on a Carolina river.”Fisher will continue on with his journey, paddling such rivers as the New, the Chatooga, the Kiawah, and the Yadkin, well into the summer of 2016. You can learn more about his project at and stay tuned to for regular updates on his progress.last_img read more

BRO Athletes: Gordon Wadsworth at the Hampshire 100

first_imgFunny; my last piece started with a plane flight, of a very different kind. I’m starting this tucked into an economy cabin, helmet in a soft bag in my lap, shoes and carry-on neatly stowed above me. I’m on my way to the Hampshire 100. A race I have never done before and which I need to win. Traveling to race, even traveling just to ride is so much a part of my life these days that the routine is almost soothing. In the quiet winter months part of me longs to sling a few kits and shoes in my bag and get on the move. My family knows the drill; knows that a very central part of me is in anticipation and preparation for the next event, race, demo, or epic training day. And my wife and the trail pup acknowledge this is important not only for sponsorship commitments but also to me personally. I need it, I won’t be the same man they love without it.But nonetheless the mild unease that travel brings; especially plane travel, takes a toll. Successful athletes are constantly dealing not only with personal struggles, training loads, and constantly shifting professional goals and conditioning, but also managing this stress. Riders are constantly seeking that primal, in the moment feeling when bike, pilot, and earth move together. When muscle and sinew reach a rhythm that brings all the senses to reckoning and wakes the spirit up. Goosebumps. We spend untold amount of money, energy, and time putting ourselves into uncomfortable places, stepping out of our element so that we can be in it for just seconds at a time. Charging the unknown to taste that near euphoric heightened sense of being known to the Disciples of the Rad as Flow.What do airports, airbags, and gas pumps all have to do with flow? What do work days, vitamin C, and alarm clocks all ultimately add up to? I’m a religious man; well I’m a believer anyhow, and I have had some of my most blessed moments on the bike when a culmination of weeks of work, prep, and training bring me into that flow, and hopefully across the finish line first. Being in my element at the finish line requires making my comfort zone broad. It requires me to go with the flow of the world around me so I can get into the flow on the bike.gordo1I had one of what I consider to be my worst results of the season earlier this spring at the Mohican 100 when I spent the entire day before stressed about work, stressed about traffic, registration (which I was getting desperately close to missing according to my GPS), finding a good pre race meal, and literally everything else. I let the stresses of the world close in on me as I stayed heavy on the gas towards Ohio. My wife Emily, a constant source of both peace and energy for me, soothed me a little, and a friend was able to get my registration packet and race number, but despite these efforts the damage had been done. The following day I flailed and thrashed but my body would not cooperate. It wouldn’t generate the kind of power it can, and my mind was not focused on doing the things it does on auto-pilot. Eat, recover, pace, drink, all the endurance puzzle pieces were on the table but I wasn’t fitting them together to paint a winning picture. I had let all the stresses of being outside what I considered my element take over and thus defeated myself long before I toed the line.All this metaphor and prose to point out that success in the outdoor element depends on making the world your home. Your comfort must be inside you, your positivity and happiness must go with you. Things will go wrong. Traffic will happen, feed zones will be missed, blisters will burn, whatever can go wrong…WILL! Get used to it and get mentally ready for it. I re-learned this hard lesson this spring and I’ve endeavored to carry it with me forward. Lots of folks know me for my positivity and enthusiasm, and if they had seen me 60 miles into the Mohican they’d have barely recognized me. I was disappointed in myself and with some retrospect it’s so easy to see that I failed to thrive in the situation.That guy or girl you know; the one who wins alllllll the time? They might train more sure, they might have years of experience, but in the world of outdoor recreation (and probably any competitive realm) the reality is that things don’t always go their way. They win because they have taken the situation; whatever it may be, and they have committed to thriving in it. They make the scenario their home. They do the best they can, and let the rest go. You will never be able to control the world around you, variable sure, but not the whole flood of modern day home-spun crazy!And so smile as you walk through airport security. Take a deep breath and relax your steering wheel death grip when you see brake lights. The place you’re trying to get; whether it’s the finish line or the flow is reached faster when you make the world around you your element. Don’t click go on your flow at the trailhead, never shut if off! Make out-of-your element YOUR element! The raddest journeymen outdoorspeople (you know the ones with weathered Chacos and who smell kinda like Patchouli?) are the ones who have relinquished a lot of their supposed control. They have relaxed and approached the journey with a let-it-be mentality that providing proper training and appropriate prep yields bombproof results.So pack light, pack right, and make your playground more than just the outdoors. Make the world around you your element. Keep positive, believe that this life has purpose and many of the details will sort themselves out if you stay true to yours.Gordon Wadsworth was second overall and 1st SS at the Hampshire 100 and is probably still looking for a place to brush his teeth in the Manchester Nh Regional Airport.last_img read more

Municipal Credit Union excels in the “Financial Capital of the World”

first_imgCompeting for members in the largest city in the country is not easy. With 400,000-plus members, $2.5 billion in assets, and 21 branches, the 100-year-old Municipal Credit Union, New York, is doing just fine. One of the keys to its success is a mortgage lending business that is supported end to end—from loan boarding to pay off—with a set of lending solutions from CUES Supplier member D+H. Its tech-savvy membership expects 24/7 digital access and the ability to self-service whenever possible, something the D+H solution helps the credit union deliver and an important factor behind the 25 percent growth in mortgage applications Municipal CU has experienced since deployment.Passionate Advocate Leads Initiative to Centralize Systems and Extend Self-Service When people make pivotal decisions in their lives, their credit unions and banks are often involved. Municipal CU is proud that its members place this type of trust in them.Over the years, as Municipal CU grew its lending business—for auto, mortgage and personal load services—the complexities of servicing all of the different loan types also expanded. Recognizing the importance of constantly evolving its operations and services to deliver continual best-in-class member experiences, Municipal CU’s President/CEO Kam Wong, CMA CFM CCE, and Chief Credit Officer Norman Kohn, both CUES members, wanted to optimize the credit union’s lending management systems and processes. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

West Midlands: Talk of the towns

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The surveyor of Kabul

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Why Parental Notification Laws Protect Young People

first_imgDecreased rates of youth suicide, risky sex and sexually transmitted diseases, reduced abortion rates, protecting the adolescent from sexual abuse – why wouldn’t families want parental notification laws!Here’s the evidence that the politicians seemed to want to ignore….THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LAWS ON YOUTH SUICIDEA 2012 study by Joseph Sabia and Daniel Rees, researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Colorado, Denver, found that States that have parental notification laws also see a drop in the suicide rate of girls ages 15 through 17. The researchers conclude that “the adoption of a parental involvement law is associated with an 11%-21% decrease in the number of 15- through 17-year-old females who commit suicide.”;jsessionid=1AE1956B085808EB5F1A8982563F8A9C.f04t02?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=ABORTION ACCESS AND RISKY SEX AMONG TEENS: PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LAWS AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASESAccording to this 2006 study, abortion notification and consent laws actually reduce risky sexual behavior among teenagers. The finding is the result of data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and examined by Jonathan Klick, Florida State University College of Law professor, and Thomas Stratmann, economics professor at George Mason University. They discovered that teen gonorrhea rates decreased by an average of 20 percent among Hispanic girls and by an average of 12 percent among white girls in states where consent laws were practiced. Therefore, the laws function as an incentive for girls to engage in less risky sex activities since they do not want to face their parents with news of a pregnancy or plans for an abortion. INVOLVEMENT REDUCES ABORTION RATES FOR MINORS BY 15%A 2011 study by Michael New, Ph.D., an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama, entitled “Analyzing the Effect of Anti-Abortion U.S. State Legislation in the Post-Casey Era” says that parental involvement laws were found to reduce in-state abortion rates for minors by approximately 15 percent. INVOLVEMENT AND CONSENT FOR A MINOR’S ABORTIONAmerican College of Pediatricians – May 2016The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children. Their paper on parental notification covers some key points:Neuroscience research notes that the area of the brain involved in critical thinking and decision-making does not reach full maturity until the early to mid-twentiesAbortion should be treated as any other medical / surgical procedurePregnant adolescents benefit from parental involvementParental involvement protects an adolescent from sexual abuseParental involvement does not cause a delay in obtaining abortions for those who choose this optionParental involvement does not contribute to family violenceParental involvement encourages the correct view of familyParental involvement laws benefit the adolescent, the family, and societyAbortion has long-term consequences for the adolescentThey conclude: “Adolescents need the advice and involvement of their parents. As more is learned about the immaturity of the adolescent brain, especially in the development of the decision-making frontal lobes, it is obvious that parents should be allowed to guide their teens in all medical decisions, including decisions regarding pregnancy. Legislation mandating or encouraging parental involvement in decisions related to a minor’s pregnancy protects adolescents during a very vulnerable time in their lives. Society recognizes this need, and often requires and encourages parents to be a positive resource for their adolescents in matters of health, and other issues of consequence. Therefore, excluding them from a minor’s decision about abortion cannot be justified.” CONSENTING TO ABORTION IN NEW ZEALAND: AN ETHICAL AND LEGAL CRITIQUEThis article by Otago University masters law student Michael Morrison, and published in the April 2015 edition of the Asian Bioethics Review demonstrates that most female adolescents only start to acquire sufficient autonomous capacity from the age of 14 years and as such the legislative wording of s 38 COCA is problematic and arguably careless. read more

UWF Gets Rematch with Auburn-Montgomery

first_img Share UWF Gets Rematch with Auburn-Montgomery April 17, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (32-14) hosts the fourth ranked NAIA team in the country, Auburn-Montgomery (39-9) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Argonauts were defeated by the Senators in Montgomery, Ala. on March 14, 18-5, in a game that was stopped after five-and-a-half innings.West Florida has lost four of their last six games, and currently stand in fourth place in the GSC East. Last weekend, UWF dropped two-of-three games at Alabama-Huntsville and dropped out of the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 Poll. They were in a tie for 27th last week. The Argos have been ranked as high as 13th in the NCAA II this year.Auburn-Montgomery took two-of-three games from Southern Polytechnic State last Friday and Saturday in Marietta, Ga. The Senators are 2-3 against GSC teams this year. Along with their win over West Florida, they went 1-1 against Montevallo and 0-2 versus West Alabama.The Argonauts gave up 18 runs on 18 hits in the loss to AUM. The Senators scored 10 unearned runs. West Florida used five pitchers.Follow the game using “Live Stats” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cork injury blow for Saints

first_imgSouthampton’s midfield options are becoming stretched at just the wrong time, with Jack Cork facing at least six weeks on the sidelines. Toby Alderweireld has helped fill the void in the past two matches but he is a doubt with a hamstring injury – hardly the ideal preparation for manager Ronald Koeman. “I went to the training centre this morning about some updates of the players,” the Dutchman said ahead of his clash with compatriot Louis van Gaal. “Jack Cork has ankle ligament (damage) and he will be out for maybe more than six weeks from what I heard from the doctor. “Morgan Schneiderlin is doing well but he’s not fit for Monday. “Toby Alderweireld is positive. It’s not really a hamstring injury, it’s more fatigue in his muscle and he’s doubtful for Monday. “Maybe yes, maybe not, we have to wait, the game is on Monday and now we have two or three days more.” Dusan Tadic has been passed fit to face United, but Koeman will not be fast-tracking Ward-Prowse back from a fractured foot. That leaves Southampton struggling for numbers in central midfield, meaning 19-year-old Harrison Reed could make his first Premier League start alongside the likes of Victor Wanyama and Steven Davis. The 25-year-old will not play again this year after sustaining ankle ligament damage in Wednesday’s late 1-0 defeat at Arsenal. Cork’s absence compounds an increasingly tough situation for Saints in central midfield, with James Ward-Prowse and Morgan Schneiderlin also out of contention for Monday’s match with Manchester United. Press Association “He is ready,” Koeman said. “He’s a young player and he has to develop himself, but always I’m a manager at a club who likes to have development of young players. That means also that you give chances to play. “I didn’t choose Harry when Schneiderlin went off in the game against City because of the level of competition, the physical strength in that game. Toby did it fantastic and the reason I did the same (against Arsenal when Cork went off). “Harry played last Monday and young players need to play every week and he’s an option for this Monday.” last_img read more