TH&R seeks adoptive ‘angels’

first_img Print Article Troy Health & Rehabilitation Center will celebrate Christmas with its residents on December 16 when Santa Claus makes a visit to the facility.Santa has so many people of all ages to visit this year that he needs some help in packing his huge gift sack.Jeanette Dawkins, TH&RC activities director, said the Center currently has 168 residents and some of them don’t have family members or friends nearby and, therefore, don’t often have visitors. You Might Like Freeman pleads guilty, awaits sentencing With only a handful of people in the courtroom, Tripp Dennis Freeman pleaded guilty Tuesday to four charges stemming from… read more Next Up“We want Christmas to be a happy time for all of our residents and they all enjoy receiving gifts,” Dawkins said. “So, we have an Adopt-a-Resident program where people from the local area can adopt a resident for the Christmas season in an effort to make sure all of our residents get gifts at Christmas.”Dawkins said those who adopt a resident are given a number, not a name, and a corresponding “wish list” that includes items that would be appropriate for the person represented by that number.“The lists usually include personal items like lotion and toothpaste and slippers or socks,” she said and added that the residents get great enjoyment just from opening packages. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:50 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder TH&R seeks adoptive ‘angels’ There are still residents at TH&RC who are available for adoption for Christmas.Those who would like to adopt a resident may do so by calling Dawkins at 566-0880 or 566-9575. The deadline to deliver Christmas gifts for the residents to TH&RC is Tuesday.“If someone would rather make a monetary donation and let a staff member do the shopping for a resident, we will be glad to arrange that by calling 566-0880 or 566-9575 or the same numbers for more information.”last_img read more

Cardinals Battle Pirates In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe St Louis Cardinals 7th grade boys basketball team defeated the Greensburg Pirates tonight by a score of 39-30.The Cardinals will be in action again this Thursday as they play the Sunman-Dearborn Trojans at home in the Activity Center at 6:00pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.last_img

Blind Melon and Soul Asylum to play in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C.  – One night – three incredible artists! On April 11, 2020, BLIND MELON, SOUL ASYLUM & special guest BIF NAKED, will take to the stage at the Encana Events Centre.Twenty-five years after the release of their self-titled debut, Blind Melon is returning to both the stage and the studio. Despite the fact that the band’s breakout single, “No Rain,” became one of the most indelible music videos of the ’90s, Blind Melon’s return is no exercise in nostalgia. With new members and new material defined by powerhouse harmonies, the band sounds both fresh and familiar.Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981 when the band formed in Minneapolis. Soul Asylum’s indie success led to the band entering a platinum-level commercial breakthrough with 1992’s album Grave Dancers Union and 1995’s Let your Dim Light Shine. After a hiatus, Soul Asylum returned to action in 2006 with The Silver Lining and in 2018 Sony Legacy released a previously unheard live album, “Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX”. Soul Asylum have earned themselves a loyal fan base and widespread critical acclaim.- Advertisement -Special Guest Bif Naked joins the lineup with another blazing live performance.  Rock star, writer and Humanitarian, Bif Naked has pushed the boundaries of acceptability since day one. Her screaming loud creative has never been muzzled as she has unleashed a continual and seemingly endless string of live performances, recordings, videos, quotes, sound-bytes, spoke word, and visuals that have established Bif Naked as one of the most acclaimed and interesting performers to grace the rock stage.Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2019 @ 10:00 A.M..  Tickets are priced at $39.00 & $59.00 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus location at the Encana Events Centre or at Systems Sound Source Ticket Outlet in Fort St. John.last_img read more


first_imgMario Rosenstock, Rebecca Sheri dan age 3, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Mccauley get tucked inMario Rosenstock, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Macauley donned their aprons to brush up on their baking skills ahead of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s annual fundraiser in Donegal ‘Bake for Brain Injury’ which takes place from 10th-16th March.The trio are calling on local people to host a Bake Break at home, in their workplace or in their school during Brain Awareness Week to help raise funds for ABI Ireland’s Residential and Community Neuro-Rehabilitation services in Donegal.ABI Ireland provides community-based neuro-rehabilitation services and advocates for the 13,000 people who acquire a brain injury every year in Ireland. “A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said Barbara O’Connell, CEO of ABI Ireland.“Whether you fall victim to an unprovoked assault or road traffic accident, suffer a blow to the head on the football pitch, or simply trip in your high heels on a night out, a brain injury is devastating and life-changing.“We provide a personalised neuro-rehabilitation service to help those who acquire a brain injury regain their independence and live full lives in the community. Demand for services is constantly on the rise so hosting a ‘Bake Break’ with your friends or colleagues will help us make a big difference to the lives of those affected and their families,” she said. Men are three times more likely to acquire a brain injury, with young men between the ages of 18 and 35 most at risk.Footballer of the Year and ABI Ireland ambassador Michael Darragh Macauley said: “I’ve been supporting ABI Ireland for a number of years now because I’ve seen the good work they do and the difference their services have made, especially to young men my own age.“The reality that it could happen to any of us really hit home with me and I believe the rehabilitation ABI Ireland provides should be available to anyone who may need it. We can make sure this service continues to deliver by getting involved and raising much-needed funds during Bake for Brain Injury.”Register to host a Bake Break at or call 01 280 4164. All organisers will be entered into a draw to win a Ballymaloe Cookery Experience for two. Donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can be made online. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BakeBreak.MORE About Acquired Brain Injury IrelandEstablished in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides community based neuro-rehabilitation services to those who have acquired a brain injury. The organisation helps rebuild lives that have been shattered by the trauma of brain injury, through placing a critical emphasis on client-centeredness, quality, effectiveness and value for money. Rehabilitation and clinical support are key aspects to the service. Approximately 13,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. People with acquired brain injury (ABI) progress at different rates, and may need to access services at different points in time as their needs change. Within each stage of rehabilitation a range of different service providers is involved, which must be coordinated. Once back in the community the emphasis is on more extended activities of daily living, integration, and return to work or education. Interventions focus on enhanced participation, improved quality of life, psychological adjustment and carer stress. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is filling a vital service gap, in collaboration with statutory bodies.MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’ was last modified: February 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Acquired Brain Injury IrelandBake for Brain InjuryBrain Injury Awarenessdonegallast_img read more

New Biomimetics Projects

first_img(Visited 788 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.Splitting hydrogen:  Bacteria make it look so easy, taking hydrogen molecules and dividing them at room temperature.  Nature published a whole paper on attempts to imitate the hydrogenase enzymes in hopes of improving fuel cells.  The only mention of “evolution” had nothing to do with Darwinism.  It was about the “evolution” of hydrogen gas from the artificial metalloenzymes the team developed.Bird smartphones:  A new generation of “radically better” smartphones may some day employ magnetic field sensors inspired by how birds navigate, reported Science Daily.  European researchers “are the first to successfully create perfect one-dimensional molecular wires of which the electrical conductivity can almost entirely be suppressed by a weak magnetic field at room temperature,” the article said.  “The underlying mechanism is possibly closely related to the biological compass used by some migratory birds to find their bearings in the geomagnetic field.”  Need we mention the new documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds, with its story about the world record holder for global navigation?Ant-i-cancer:  A new cancer antibiotic was reported by PhysOrg to be “inspired by nature’s fungus farmer, the leaf cutter ant.”  The ants don’t get the credit, though.  The antibiotic is produced by a bacterium that lives in symbiosis with the ants.Bionic ear:  Researchers at Princeton are “combining electronics with biological material” to produce a “bionic ear” that can both receive and transmit sound, Medical Xpress reported.  The antenna, shaped like a human ear and printed with a 3-D printer, can pick up radio signals and transmit the signal to speakers.Big Dog:  A video clip on Live Science shows a walking tank called “Big Dog” undergoing field tests as a support machine for the Marines.  Carrying 400 pounds for up to 20 miles, the four-footed robot can follow soldiers over a variety of terrains, carry.  Just the sight of it might frighten the enemy to submission.Knuckle-walker:  A German team has developed a four-legged robot that imitates the knuckle-walking of apes.  PhysOrg said the team is thinking of developing machines to serve on spacecraft or to support astronauts.  Video clips in the article show the robot ape stabilizing itself on wobbly surfaces.  In the future, improvements to its “spinal column” may allow it to stand up and pick fruit.Biomimetic air conditioning:  National Geographic listed no less than five new cooling technologies inspired by “Mother Nature’s craftiness.”  Featured animals are termites, birds, whales, and even ticks, that secrete a substance to absorb moisture from the air.  Humans were in the list, too, for the “logarithmic spiral shape found in such phenomena as tornadoes, whirlpools, and even airflow in the human trachea.”  A biologist who wrote a book on biomimetics said,“With biomimicry we’re able to apply fresh thinking to traditional manufacturing, to undo the toxic and energy-intensive mistakes of the past,” said [Janine] Benyus, who is part of a group that hopes to lead a new revolution in design by imitating nature. “I wish we had been at the design table at the Industrial Revolution.“ As usual, none of these articles mentioned Darwinian evolution.Mentions of evolution in biomimetics articles seem to be waning.  Maybe scientists are seeing it as superfluous in their focus on design engineering and intelligent technology.How would Darwinists try to rescue their myth from these developments?  Would they say that humans are evolved animals just imitating other animals, like mockingbirds?  Let them try that angle (one of Charle’s Angles).  It will backfire, because it will mean their own logic is a product of unguided, meaningless processes.  We can reply, “You’re only saying that because natural selection made you utter various sounds.”Benyus decried the “energy-intensive mistakes of the past” during the Industrial Revolution.  Why didn’t Victorian scientists realize the models of good technology all around them?  Let’s make up for lost time.last_img read more

AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Host Philippines absorbed a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 beating in the hands of Kazakhstan, which remained undefeated in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs topped Pool A with a 2-0 record while the Filipinos settled for 1-1, but both teams will advance to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were once again the Philippines’ leading scorers putting up 14 and 13 points respectively, the same marks they had in the Hong Kong win.Katerina Tatko had a game-high 20 points to lead Kazakhstan. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jaja Santiago had the unfortunate mishap of ending the match when her final hoorah straight went to the net awarding the Kazakhs an unblemished slate.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was still pleased with the fight his squad brought against the Kazakhs.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“I can say that I’m still proud of them and they really played with heart,” said Vicente in Filipino. “Of course there were lapses but that can’t be helped. The Kazakhs are really tall players, what we could’ve done was just to keep moving.”The Kazakhs have an average height of 181 centimeters, seven more than the Filipinos’ mean standing of 174 cm., and that distinct disparity worked wonders in the blocking department as the visitors scored on 17 of its blocks.center_img K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next View comments Korea Open gold confidence-booster for Lopez ahead of SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Bolick thanks La Salle for giving San Beda ‘good fight’ in Filoil finals MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates his victory in the final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo by FRISO GENTSCH / dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for the ninth time on Sunday.Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch his 92nd career title in 53 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

Where Eagles Dare to explore Uttarakhands Badrinath

first_imgDehradun, Jan 6 (PTI) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today flagged off a team of adventure tourists for Badrinath, saying it will boost the adventure tourism in the hilly state.The 35-member team –“Where Eagles Dare”– will visit the snowbound Himalayan shrine and adjoining areas for the next five days.The group of four women and 31 men from Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka, Haryana, Chandigarh and Tamil Nadu will tour the area on 15 motor cycles and five cars, before returning to Dehradun on January 10.Such expeditions will give a boost to winter and adventure tourism in the state, the chief minister said.He said that one new tourist destination, each in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand, is being developed besides development of Tehri lake as a hub of adventure tourism.Rawat also expressed hope for favourable weather conditions for the forthcoming Federation of International Skiing Race to be held in Auli from Jan 15.Uttarakhand is hosting the international sporting event for the first time. PTI ALM DPBlast_img read more