New 3D scanning campaign will reveal 20,000 animals in stunning detail

first_img Then last year David Blackburn, a herpetologist at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, saw Summers’s #scanAllFish hashtag on Twitter and light-heartedly countered that he would “scan all frogs.” Blackburn had just chatted with museum curators about starting a new digitization effort, so he also called Summers. They decided to up the ante and seek money to “scan it all.” Now they have $2.5 million in National Science Foundation funding in hand, and on 1 September they will launch their project: oVert, for “Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D.” Many scientists simply know it as the “scan-all-vertebrates” project.Over the next 4 years, Blackburn will lead an effort to CT scan more than 20,000 vertebrate specimens, representing 80% of all genera, from 16 museum and university collections across the United States. oVert will also pick about 1000 of them—representing most vertebrate families—to soak in an iodine dye, which enhances contrast in soft tissues, allowing researchers to see the muscles, circulatory system, brain, and more.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The resulting 3D renderings will be uploaded to an existing digital depository, MorphoSource, created by Doug Boyer, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where they will be freely available for research in fields such as comparative anatomy, evolution, developmental biology, and biomimetics. “The vision is to get specimens off a shelf, into as many hands as possible, and into the context of big-scale research questions,” Blackburn says.Researchers could soon “have all of vertebrate diversity at our fingertips. … This would be immediately useful,” says Beth Brainerd, who studies vertebrate morphology at Brown University. Since all specimens, some very old, will come from museum collections, their external shape may be deformed. But the internal anatomy should be preserved, and the iodine dye will highlight it further in select specimens. Among other uses, oVert will “open new doors” for understanding brain evolution in hard-to-find species, predicts Kara Yopak of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, the neuroanatomy adviser to the project.Education and outreach is a major goal of oVert. Bruce McFadden, vertebrate paleontology curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville is eager to use the 3D models in K-12 education. Previously, he’s worked with science and art teachers to help a group of middle school girls reconstruct a life-sized jaw from the prehistoric shark megaladon, based on CT scans of its teeth. “They were real jazzed up about this,” he says.Boyer is excited at the prospect of being able to explore vertebrate shape and anatomy across thousands of species. “Everything we thought we knew about anatomical evolution, throw it out the window,” he says. “This will be at such a different scale, we will have to go into it with new eyes.” By Ryan CrossAug. 24, 2017 , 11:15 AM ADAM SUMMERS, MATTHEW KOLMAN EDWARD L. STANLEY, DAVID C. BLACKBURN EDWARD L. STANLEY, DAVID C. BLACKBURN New 3D scanning campaign will reveal 20,000 animals in stunning detail A CT scan of a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) Summers’s hobby turned serious when his lab finally got its own CT scanner in 2015. He also stumbled upon a simple method that accelerated his output. By individually wrapping fish in alcohol-soaked cheesecloth to prevent them from drying out, and then stacking them into what he calls “fish burritos,” he could scan many specimens at once. So far, he’s done more than 4500 specimens and 2400 different species.Fish CT scans from Summers’s lab are already aiding other research. To design an energy-efficient robot for underwater exploration, Cassandra Donatelli at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts is using the 3D models to mimic the joints and movements of long and slender fish. Neuroanatomist Michael Hofmann at the University of Bonn in Germany is beginning a comparative study of the inner ears of fish to understand their hearing and orientation. And in April, Kevin Conway, an oVert participant and curator of fishes at Texas A&M University in College Station, described a new species of clingfish based on a scan that revealed about 2000 tiny teeth resembling toothbrush bristles.”I’ve been shocked that almost every time we scan a species, we learn something new,” says Matthew Kolmann, a postdoctoral researcher in Summers’s lab whose CT scans of piranhas revealed that the fish tend to leave nasty pinhole bite marks on each other’s bones. Blackburn calls these discoveries the “natural history bycatch,” serendipitous glimpses into animal lifestyles. Scans are an especially powerful tool for studying the anatomical quirks of rare organisms with only one or two known specimens, Blackburn adds, because “no one in their right mind would take these things apart.” (The scans can also reveal some of a creature’s diet—Blackburn has found frogs with ants, crabs, and even another frog in their stomachs.)For oVert, six universities that already have CT scanners will scan their own specimens and ones from the other 10 institutions. Four researchers are leading the hunt for appropriate bird and mammal specimens, a challenging task since these animals are typically mounted as dry taxidermy. oVert aims to find fluid-preserved specimens with innards intact, which is more common for reptiles, amphibians, and fish.Conway will be in charge of scanning anything especially large, with a budget for about 500 specimens up to 2 meters in length and weighing 250 kilograms. Juvenile or fetal specimens will be used for oversized species. In the past, his group has scanned gars, an eel, a bowhead whale fetus, and even a 2.5-meter bigeye sand tiger shark (which didn’t completely fit inside the scanner). Known as the “Fish Guy,” Adam Summers earned his moniker for an odd hobby turned academic obsession: giving dead fish a computerized tomography, or CT, scan. The biomechanist at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island, Washington, has been haphazardly scanning fluid-preserved collections of fish for 20 years—”I literally traded Snickers bars for CT scans when I started out,” he says—to create detailed 3D representations of the animals and study the intricacies of their internal architecture. Whenever he posted the beautifully rendered skeletons online, fellow fish admirers would eagerly ask what was up next. Summers’s half-joking reply: “Don’t worry, they are all next. I am scanning all fishes.” A CT scan of a Mexican beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) A CT scan of a pirañha (Serrasalmus medinai) ALAN GLOWCZWSKI, DANIEL HILLMANN, RAYMOND TARPLEY/TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY An iodine-injected frog reveals muscles, glands, nervous system, eggs, parasites, and more.last_img read more

3 days ago​Atalanta boss Gasperini pays tribute to Man City counterpart Guardiola

first_img​Atalanta boss Gasperini pays tribute to Man City counterpart Guardiolaby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has received praise from Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini.The Italian outfit are in England as they face off against City in the UEFA Champions League group stages.And Gasperini has not forgotten a gesture of kindness from Guardiola a few years ago, when the former was sacked by Inter Milan.Gasperini said at his press conference: “His compliments are very welcome. I have got nothing to add to what has already been said about Pep Guardiola, not just as a coach but as a human being.”He made a really nice gesture towards me and I can’t forget that. This makes this occasion even more poignant.”When I was sacked by Inter he called me and invited me to go to Barcelona to see them. It was a very nice gesture from a human point of view at a very difficult moment for me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

How Much Should We Fear Giancarlo Stanton In Pinstripes

PLAYERAGEPAWARPREV. HIGHCAREER WARYR+1YR+2YR+3YR+4YR+5NEXT 5 YRS. What’s in store for Giancarlo Stanton’s Yankees career?For players whose first 7-WAR season came between ages 25-29, average statistics in that season and each of the next five seasons, 1920-2017 IN FIRST 7-WAR SEASONWAR IN… *Average for 66 comparable players.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Comparable players*276628.06.027.65.04.44.13.63.020.2 For our historical group — which includes the likes of Frank Robinson, Manny Ramirez and Tony Gwynn — the drop was relatively steep from their career-best season. On average, they fell from 8.0 WAR that year to 5.0 the following season, with the total diminishing over each of the next five years in a predictable aging pattern. Only 10 of the 66 ever had another season as good as their breakout campaign. Granted, Stanton’s big year was slightly less out of place with the rest of his career, so he’ll probably feel the pull of regression a bit less than other players might. And a batter who produces between 3 and 5 WAR is no bum — quite to the contrary, 5 WAR is roughly the border where All-Star seasons start to take shape.Plus, the Yankees might not even need Stanton to reproduce his 2017 in order to have a great season next year: Their run differential suggests they were roughly as good as the 104-win L.A. Dodgers last year, despite winning “only” 91 games. New York would have been formidable without Stanton, and with him (plus Judge, Gary Sanchez and others), they’ll be a right-handed power-hitting squad the likes of which the game may never have seen before.But at the same time, Stanton will probably not reach the heights of his performance from 2017 ever again — meaning the Yankees are getting a very good player but probably not one with perennial MVP potential. After all, there’s a reason they call it a “career year”: You only get one of them per customer.Either way, after several relatively quiet offseasons, general manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees seem to be returning to their big-ticket superstar roots. Now we’ll see if they can also revive the tradition of winning World Series. G. Stanton276927.26.434.6?????? After several weeks of involved trade discussions that would send prized Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton to either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, the baseball world was thrown a curveball Friday when it was reported that Stanton rejected both deals — and that the New York Yankees had swooped into the bidding. According to multiple reports, and assuming Stanton approves the deal, the Yankees had done on Saturday what the Giants and Cards couldn’t: They reeled in the game’s top power hitter.There were only two hitters last season who hit more than 50 home runs in MLB. Now, the Yankees have both of them: Stanton and fellow right-handed behemoth Aaron Judge. There’s reason to think Stanton will like hitting in Yankee Stadium as much as his new teammate. According to The Baseball Gauge’s park adjustments, Marlins Park was the third-most-difficult home run-hitting park for right-handed batters last season, which had the effect of depressing righty homers by about 20 percent relative to an average MLB ballpark.1The full-season park factor listed by The Baseball Gauge is 0.90, implying a 10 percent drop, but that number also reflects that a team plays half its games on the road, in (presumably) neutral parks. So the effect in Marlins home games alone would be about 20 percent. You read that right: Stanton smashed an MLB-leading 59 bombs — the most in baseball since 2001 — and took a serious run at Roger Maris’s pre-steroids HR record despite playing in one of the game’s most difficult parks for right-handed power hitters. There’s a reason Stanton was named NL MVP even though his team finished 20 games out of first place — it was one of the great individual seasons of this millennium.If you use The Baseball Gauge’s adjustment and extrapolate Stanton’s 2017 homers to a typical park, he’d project to have hit about 66 homers — easily shattering Maris’s mark. What’s more, Yankee Stadium ranked as the third-most-favorable park in baseball for right-handed home run hitters last season. Continuing our exercise above to project Stanton’s season into Yankee Stadium, he would figure to have hit around 73 homers (!!!) if he’d played in the Bronx instead of Miami. Now, the obvious caveats apply: Park factors are imperfect measurements that don’t account for each park’s exact dimensions, instead inferring the effect in a somewhat noisy way by looking at the change in home runs between a team’s home and road games. But even so, Stanton is probably going to get some kind of assist in his power numbers simply by upgrading his park situation.The real question for the Yankees is whether that boost will be enough to offset the tug of regression to the mean. Stanton had the best season of his career in 2017, and not just in the HR column, where he set a new career high by 22 homers. He also reached new career marks in isolated power, strikeout rate, on-base plus slugging and wins above replacement,2Using an average of the WAR models found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. in addition to playing 150 games in a season for the first time since 2011. There’s a very good chance that last season was the best we’ll ever see out of Stanton, who still has at least 10 years and $295 million left on his gargantuan contract. It would be unfair to expect him to reproduce anything close to that level of performance, particularly given his history of injuries.According to WAR, Stanton was worth 7.2 wins at age 27 last season, the first time he ever broke the seven-win barrier in a single season. Since 1920, 66 hitters have cracked 7 WAR for the first time between the ages of 25 and 29 (provided they also put up at least 20 career WAR from their rookie season through their breakout season).3Stanton has 34.6 career WAR through 2017. Those players had that big year at an average age of 27.2 — roughly the same as Stanton last year — so they make for a good sample from which we can draw a comparison for Stanton’s next few seasons. read more

Review Belgium – England

first_imgThomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored in a deserved 2-0 victory for Belgium which earned its first ever World Cup medal.Here are the teams for #BELENG! #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Wv14Z5zrXW— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 14, 2018Thomas Meunier, the man who missed the semi-final against France, scored in the 4th minute to give Belgium an early 1-0 lead. Danny Rose did not cover Meunier, allowing him to get at the end of a Nacer Chadli cross just a few meters away from goal. The game was nowhere near as closed as the first group stage encounter between the two. Despite good defensive positioning, both teams were finding space to create opportunities. De Bruyne had a shot blocked by Pickford, Lukaku failed to control a ball inside the box, while Loftus-Cheek and Maguire had a header each. Harry Kane was forgotten by Belgium’s defenders in the 24th minute, but he slipped in the last moment and fired his shot wide.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.In the 35th minute, Aiderweireld had an overhead shot go over the bar following a corner kick. Soon after that, The Red Devils had a counter attack which slowed down once Chadli grabbed his hamstring. He couldn’t continue and was replaced by (somewhat surprisingly) Thomas Vermaelen. England had the initiative for around 15 minutes in the middle of the first half, but then Belgium regained control and had several attempts at goal blocked before Sandro Ricci blew the half-time whistle.Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford strengthened England’s attack at half-time, entering the pitch in place of Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling. In the 55th minute, De Druyne saw a free zone and sent a through ball to Lukaku, who would’ve had a one-on-one with Pickford if he had managed to receive the pass. However, for the second time in the match, he didn’t. The center forward wasn’t fully invested in the contest. Roberto Martinez saw that and replaced him with Dries Mertens in the 60th minute.In the 70th minute, Eric Dier and Jess Lingard played a great one-two pass which freed up Dier, who chipped the ball over Courtois. When everyone thought it was 1-1, Toby Aiderweireld came flying in and cleared the ball off the goal line. It was by far the best chance of the game for The Three Lions, who began increasing the pressure. In the 78th minute, Moussa Dembele came in for Youri Tielemans. Two minutes later, we saw the best counter attack of the entire championship which included two backheel passes and ended with Jordan Pickford making a one-handed save on Thomas Meunier’s volley. If he would’ve scored, it would’ve been the goal of the tournament.Eden Hazard finally got a goal from open play in the 82nd minute. Kevin De Bruyne pushed the ball between four defenders and gave it to Hazard, who avoided being in an offside position and was quicker than Phil Jones. It was routine afterwards, as he beat Pickford at the near post to make it 2-0 Belgium. Dele Alli substituted Ruben Loftus-Cheek following the goal. The Belgians calmly brought the game to a close, winning their first bronze medal in football history.last_img read more

Napoli closes the door on Cavani return

first_imgNapoli have ruled out the return of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani this summer, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.The PSG forward is a popular figure with Napoli supporters following a successful three-year spell. He eventually joined French giants Paris-Saint Germain in a big-money deal, where he has won four Ligue 1 titles and currently the club’s all-time top scorer.But with rumors rife over a potential reunion during the transfer window, Aurelio De Laurentiis has brushed aside the suggestions in an interview with Italian radio.“Cavani? I haven’t signed him and won’t sign him,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss (via Football Italia).‘There were no phone calls with his representatives. Newspapers have to sell copies; they’re going into crisis and without these headlines, they can’t survive.’Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Another player linked to the Naples side this transfer window is Chilean midfielder, Arturo Vidal. But De Laurentiis insisted that the Serie A side are focused on purchasing younger players during the close season.“He said: Vidal to Napoli? False. He’s someone I followed many years ago, but now I’m looking for younger players who are usable in the long run.“Today, three great players in our squad return, Milik, Zielinski, and Koulibaly. We already have top players at home.”Carlo Ancelotti was brought in to spearhead their challenge for the Serie A title, with former coach Maurizio Sarri now in charge at Chelsea.last_img read more

Aide to Dominica approved in Turks Caicos Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Cabinet has agreed to give a donation of $100,000 in relief to Dominica; the monies will come from the country’s Contingency Fund. The decision was made Tuesday during Cabinet meeting and follows the devastation caused in the fellow CARICOM nation after Tropical Storm Erika. Two weeks post Erika, and reports to Magnetic Media are that the people of Dominica remain resilient, moving forward as they aim to rebuild their country.The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit has reached out to several nations and many are responding. The crew of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Lyme Bay of the UK has been in Dominica a week now, the Caribbean Tourism Organization has established a relief fund and the United States, we understand has given $150,000 and has sent in ‘storm surge’ experts for technical support. It is now estimated the damage in Dominica is $370 million US dollars. McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Related Items:aide, Dominica, Roosevelt skeritt 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Marialast_img read more

San Diegans participate in Race for Autism 5K at Balboa Park

first_img March 24, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Posted: March 24, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez Updated: 2:05 PM San Diegans participate in Race for Autism 5K at Balboa Park 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live in Balboa Park for the Race for Autism 5K to raise funds for autism awareness and programs.The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) has invested more than $1.6 million dollars in the San Diego community, improving the lives of thousands of children with autism.NFAR goes beyond just raising autism awareness, aiming to make an impact through all stages of life with autism – from early identification to employment opportunities – funding the development of programs and services critical to the long-term success of those with autism.Every Step in 5K Race Represents a Child Living With Autism in San Diego.Every 11 minutes a child is diagnosed, autism now affects more children than Cancer, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, and Diabetes combined.The Race brings hope to families. Autism can be overwhelming, this event connects parents with other parents, available treatments and services in the San Diego communityRace proceeds provide critical funding to help keep autism programs available and to increase treatment services for San Diego families. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Project to clean San Diego River continues

first_img Steve Bosh, July 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 11, 2018 Steve Bosh Project to clean San Diego River continues 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The city of San Diego is continuing to aggressively remove trash and debris from 17 miles of the San Diego river that flows within the city limits.Since October, over 130-tons of of trash has been removed, and the number of homeless encampments has been cut in half.A third of the land along the river is owned by the city, a third is owned by other government agencies, and a third is owned privately, and under a deal with property owners the city will clean up the trash, and the property owners will be responsible for maintenance under penalty of fines. last_img read more

Bustle Poaches New Executive Editor From The Atlantic — People on the

first_imgThe digital-first women’s media brand Bustle has named Emily Anne Epstein its new executive editor, news. Epstein joins from her role as senior editor of The Atlantic, where she led visual strategy. At Bustle, Epstein will oversee content strategy, breaking news, special features, and day-to-day operations of the news vertical, according to the release.  Epstein first joined The Atlantic in 2014 from her role as managing editor at the New York Observer.  “I’m thrilled to be joining Bustle, which has some of the most brilliant women per capita of any newsroom I’ve encountered,” Epstein said in a statement. “I hope to deepen the already incredible coverage that Bustle is known for while carving out a place for millennial women to understand their power in today’s political climate.” Additionally, Anna Massoglia is joining Bloomberg BNA as a research analyst focusing on international payroll. Most recently she was the political nonprofits researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics. Matthew Boyle has joined Bloomberg’s U.S. consumer team in New York as a senior reporter. In his new role, Boyle will cover Wal-Mart, Target, and the broader retail sector. He previously served as a team leader for Bloomberg’s European consumer team. Daniel McQuade has joined Deadspin as a staff writer. He previously served as a contributor and contributing editor at The Village Voice, Philadelphia Magazine, and New York Magazine.center_img Alex Clearfield has joined the National Journal as a staff correspondent. He joins from CQ Roll Call, where he had been a researcher and writer, primarily focused on putting together the brand’s congressional member profiles. Hearst veteran Coleman Bentley, who is currently social editor at Town & Country, has been tapped to assist with the editorial oversight of The Loop — Golf Digest’s new vertical. The Loop will lean on a stable of writers to provide sports and pop culture coverage. Rawan Eewshah has joined Allure as a social media editor. She previously served as deputy social editor for Complex.com and prior to that, was the sports social editor at BuzzFeed. Vox Media’s Eater has named Helen Rosner its new editor-at-large. She was most recently the brand’s executive editor, before that she was longform features editor. This is a return to reporting for Rosner.More on this topic Cosmo Finally Fills Executive Editor Role | People on the Move — 11.16.16 Scott Dadich Exits Wired | People on the Move — 1.4.17 Elle’s Anne Slowey Exits Her Role | People on the Move — 2.1.17 Hearst Names VP of Brand Solutions | People on the Move – 7.13.16 Vogue.com Site Director Departs | People on the Move – 8.3.16 Norm Pearlstine Lands at Money.net| People on the Move – 10.19.16Just In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered bylast_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMIDNERS High School Hoops Begins Nov 29 New York City

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent announcements from the Wilmington Recreation Department:New York City TripOn Saturday, December 1, Wilmington Recreation is heading to New York City. This is the easiest way to visit NYC! We provide comfortable round-trip motorcoach transportation to 3 different drop-off locations (Rockefeller Center, Battery Park or Canal Street). Whether you want to take in a show, visit the 9/11 museum, shop or engage in some other activity – the day is yours to spend however you choose. Cost is $65.To register: Please visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.High School Hoopshe “High School Hoops” programs will be returning after Thanksgiving. This is a great opportunity to come in from the cold, have some fun and play organized pick-up basketball. Our experienced, on-site gym Supervisor will form balanced teams weekly, based on attendance. This is a great way to stay active and have some fun during the long winter months! Cost is $25 and pre-registration is required.Students in grades 9 through 12 will play on Thursday evenings, November 29 to January 31 (no 12/27) at the Middle School from 8:00pm to 8:30pm.In order to register, please visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, stop by Town Hall Room 8, or call 978-658-4270.All participants are required to wear a Rec. Basketball blue/white reversible mesh jersey. If you do not have one from a previous season, please visit our office in Town Hall to purchase a new one for $10.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Summer Basketball Registration Deadline Is June 4In “Community”last_img read more