first_imgSaint Mary›s College Dance Marathon, a yearlong fundraising project for Riley Hospital for Children, is hosting a 5-kilometer (5K) race tonight at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the hospital and to promote the final dance marathon in March. While preregistration took place last week, people can still sign up anytime between 6 and 6:30 p.m. at the race start, which is located by the Saint Mary’s softball fields. Race-day registration costs $5. Any students, faculty or staff from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross may participate. The event is also open to the public. Senior Amy Tiberi, Dance Marathon president, said the event was part of a growing tradition. “This will be our sixth year doing the 5K,” Tiberi said. The Dance Marathon fundraiser at Saint Mary’s College began eight years ago and the 5K has been a part of the fundraising efforts for a majority of the program’s existence. “[The 5K] used to be called Trots for Tots but we decided to call it FT5K because it is for the kids,” Kate Kellogg, Dance Marathon co-vice president, said. “[The name] really embodies our mission statement and what we stand for.” Tiberi said about 90 people participated in last year’s race. There are currently 85 runners registered, but she said she hopes that number will increase with race-day registration. “Seeing people wearing the 5K T-shirt throughout campus really raises awareness. It’s just really cool to see campus get involved with Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. As an added incentive to participate, a gift card to a local business will be given to the top three female and male finishers of the race. “I planned this event last year and this year and now I am one of the vice presidents and it’s really cool to see directing and seeing the dynamics [of the 5K],” Kellogg said. Tiberi said Dance Marathon will host other events this fall to raise funds and awareness for Riley. “On Nov. 1, we are having a benefit concert on campus [and] in October we are having dancer registration,” Tiberi said. “I think it’s a great event to come out to because people are exercising and enjoying the great weather …. People would be doing that anyways, so why not do both by supporting a good cause?”last_img read more

first_imgThe government claims it has ensured there will be a sufficient supply of food to avoid a potential food crisis following the COVID-19 outbreak.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned in March of the impacts of the pandemic on the world’s food supplies, with the shipping industry experiencing a slowdown in activity due to port closures in several regions.Maximo Torero Cullen, the organization’s chief economist and assistant director general of economic and social development, said these logistical barriers would potentially disrupt the food supply chain over the next few weeks, as reported by tempo.co. He added that the government would focus on strengthening the country’s food production capacity from June until September in response to the FAO’s warning.“We have no doubts that we can get through all of this. We have temporary and permanent plans.”Syahrul said the government had prepared alternative plans if the situation worsened, such as converting swamps into fields and plantations. “We have around 160 ha of land in Central Kalimantan that can be used to produce around 70,000 tons of rice.”Another option is to diversify local food products to fulfill demand across the country.“We’re also going to make use of regions’ reserves to fulfill demand in various provinces,” Syahrul said, adding that regional administrations would provide support to farmers in the form of seeds and fertilizer.In addition, the government will promote household and urban farming to help meet national food needs.Topics : Responding to the warning, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said on Thursday that the government had anticipated the issue by ensuring there were supplies of 11 basic food products: rice, corn, shallot, garlic, red chili, red-eye chili, beef, chicken, egg, sugar and cooking oil.He added that the government had dedicated around 6 million hectares of land for the production of such food products. “In the meantime, our rice stocks remain sufficient, as we will still have around 6.84 million tons by of the end of this month”, said Syahrul.Read also: Indonesian farmers suffer pandemic-related losses in Maylast_img read more

first_img Jennifer OsbornReporter and columnist at The Ellsworth AmericanNews Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576. Bucksport councilors seek reelection – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Maureen Beck won a gold medal Friday in Paris for paraclimbing in the International Federal of Sport Climbing’s World Championship.This is Beck’s second world championship. She also won in Spain in 2014.Beck, who was born without her left hand, lives in Colorado now with her husband, Bryan.The climber has won five national championships.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWatch Beck’s winning climb here:You can see the medal ceremony here: Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes – September 17, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img Bio Latest posts by Jennifer Osborn (see all) Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17 – September 16, 2020last_img read more

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers declined to officially comment, with Coach Frank Vogel saying: “I don’t have any comment about rumors or reports.”Morris is the latest chess move as Western Conference contenders have worked to improve their rosters for the playoffs, but it’s the first addition the Lakers have made during the season. The Clippers added veteran guard Reggie Jackson and Morris’ twin brother, Marcus; the Rockets added veterans Robert Covington, Jeff Green and Demarre Carroll. Morris could still be claimed by another team with cap space – or trade exceptions – off waivers before Sunday.Morris, 30, was averaging 11 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range in 44 games for the Pistons, who have torn down their roster for a full rebuild. Over nine seasons, he has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 623 games while shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. The Athletic reported that Morris was told the Lakers would use him as a reserve power forward, potentially freeing up Kyle Kuzma to see more minutes at small forward.The Lakers were in the running to add Morris last season, when he was bought out by the Washington Wizards, but he instead signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.Morris reportedly is leaving $4.3 million, the remainder of this season and his 2020-21 salary, on the table, according to ESPN. The Lakers can use a $1.75 million exception, awarded by the NBA when Cousins suffered his injury, to help sign Morris – significantly higher than the veteran’s minimum. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The move seems to acknowledge that Cousins’ medical progress didn’t look good to return this year. Vogel said that it wouldn’t be “ideal” for the 29-year-old to be finding his rhythm again during the postseason.The New York Times reported that Cousins, if he is not picked up by another team, might be permitted to continue rehabbing his injury at the Lakers’ practice facility.The Lakers originally signed Cousins in July, hoping the former All-Star’s bond with Anthony Davis would lead to something special. Cousins came in with injury concerns, suffering an Achilles rupture in 2018 when he played with Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, and tearing his left quadriceps in the middle of Golden State’s 2019 postseason run.The move comes as Cousins made his first public comments about his injury and his offseason misdemeanor domestic violence allegation (since dismissed) on a podcast earlier in the week. On “All The Smoke” with former NBA players Steven Jackson and Matt Barnes, Cousins said: “I said the wrong thing. Heat of the moment, we’ve all done it.”News services contributed to this story.center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs LOS ANGELES — On Friday evening, just as he has for almost every day this season, DeMarcus Cousins showed up for work.He hugged employees on his way to the locker room roughly two hours before tip-off against the Memphis Grizzlies. Then he sat inside under the locker bearing his last name. While he has not played this season since tearing his left ACL, Cousins has been a consistent presence around the team – even on trips.It’s likely one of the last such days Cousins will have this season as a Laker: Multiple media reports indicate the team is making a move in the buyout market, intending to add forward Markieff Morris if he clears waivers on Sunday, and waiving Cousins to create the necessary roster spot.The Athletic reported that Morris was entering the market after agreeing to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons on Friday. ESPN was first to report that Cousins, a former All-Star who was injured in August, would be cut to make room for an addition the Lakers hope can bolster their frontcourt for the postseason. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years A subplot of the potential move is a rivalry between the twin Morris brothers for the Los Angeles franchises. At Clippers practice on Friday, Marcus Morris said he’d still support his brother even though he would be playing for the Lakers.“I’m gonna be in Staples Center all the time,” he said. “I think maybe to y’all it might be weird that I’m going to all his games, but that’s what’ll probably happen. And we’ll probably get a house together.”As recently as Thursday, the Lakers addressed questions as to whether Cousins, a popular player in the Lakers locker room, would be ready for the playoffs. Vogel said Cousins was “a long ways away,” but he had not been fully ruled out.Related Articleslast_img read more