AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Stanley C. Beck scholarship is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Alpena.This year, in addition to possessing a strong sense of volunteering, leadership, and patriotism– students were required to write an essay on the theme “inspiring communities to become a better place”.Of the three semi– finalists, Katherine Gallarno, won the club’s heart with her ideas, and the scholarship.“The community can’t become a better place if you think it’s going to happen in one moment,” said Katherine Gallarno, Alpena High School senior. “It has to be a group of people and their all working together you know, and just like small things opening doors for other people and being kind to your neighbors that’s what makes the community a better place and like from these small actions bigger things can happen later on.”She was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, named after Stanley C. Beck–a former Exchange Club of Alpena member who started the program in the 1970s.Katherine plans to put the scholarship towards her education at Michigan Tech this Fall. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Fletcher Street Depot Grand Opening Hosting ‘All Aboard’ Fundraiser for Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryNext MSP Warns Residents Of Meat Salesmen
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The city of Alpena is reminding it’s residents to shovel their sidewalks and keep them clear. City ordinances require residents to keep their sidewalks clean.Shoveling is expected 24-48 hours after a snowfall. The city will hang green door hanger at your door if you action is needed. If you have questions or comments, you can contact the city at 989-354-1761.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Elementary Use Chromebooks and More to Learn in the ClassroomNext U.S Senator Debbie Stabenow Announces Legislation to Improve Veterans Health Care
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Tomorrow night, get into the Christmas spirit by learning about the tale of one of the most fascinating shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, the Rouse Simmons, otherwise known as the ‘Christmas tree ship.’This will be the final lecture of 2018 for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s lecture series. Russ green will bring to life this 1900s ship that carried Christmas trees from the Upper Peninsula To Chicago.“We’ve done Christmas tree ship programs with students, we’d go to the classrooms, usually third and fourth graders, sometimes, they’d come to the Heritage Center, and this year, we decided to focus on the adults as an audience and deliver a lecture about the ship, about the actual story, discerning myth from fact and also taking a look at why it has stayed alive in the story for so longCatch the lecture tomorrow night at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and talk begins at 7:00 p.m. More information can be found at thunderbayfriends.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Christmas Tree Ship, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, lecture series, Rouse Simmons, Thunder Bay National Marine SanctuaryContinue ReadingPrevious Hop on a trolley and look at the Christmas lights in town!Next Teens who vape at school know its ‘not allowed in our building’
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich – What started out as disappointment for the 2020 graduation season is now replaced by a plan to recognize seniors in several different ways.School Principal Thomas Berriman said they have moved forward with as close to a traditional commencement ceremony as possible involving staff recorded farewell messages and speeches from students.The virtual graduation is set to take place on May 31, at Alpena High School and on May 29, they will hold a Friday night salute.The Friday night salute will entail the stadium lights and scoreboard being turned on showing slides of each graduating student.Berriman says it is heartbreaking that his students didn’t even get a last day of school but he wants them to stay encouraged.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ACC buildings remain closed through the end of MayNext Report finds gender pay gap extends into retirement
Juventus have bought Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah outright on a four-year deal from Italian rivals Udinese, bringing to end a co-ownership deal.The Italian champions will pay Udinese a total of US$12.05 million over the next three financial years for himThe 24-year-old played 27 games at Juventus the last season scoring twice.“Juventus announces that it has terminated the current co-ownership agreement with Udinese concerning the registration rights of Kwadwo Asamoah,” the club announced on their official website.Juventus have also extended co-ownership deals for Mauricio Isla and Cristian Pasquato with Udinese until next June.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended himself for celebrating with the crowd at Stamford Bridge after Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini failed to shake hands following a 2-1 result.Mourinho celebrated Fernando Torres’ late winner – and the extension of his unbeaten Premier League run at Stamford Bridge to 65 games – wildly, leaping into the crowd where he finished the previous home match with Cardiff following his touchline dismissal.DugoutThe Portuguese entered the section of support behind the away dugout, where he says his son has a season ticket.He insists that he meant no offence to City or Pellegrini, with whom he already had a tetchy relationship following their time in Spain.-Chelsea is guilty because I want to buy a season ticket for my son and they give a season ticket for my son behind the opponents’ dugout. They have to give my kid tickets behind my dugout. I promise that I went for him. But this is the drama of the last minute, Mourinho was quoted as saying on skysports.com. Trousers-Last year I beat Man City in the last minute in Madrid, I slid on my knees, I destroyed my trousers. I lost in the last minute against Bayern Munich, somebody put a knife in my back. This is emotion of the game. If they believe that my son is there, great.-If they don’t believe, I apologise if they feel that I did something wrong.Pellegrini was incensed and refused to shake hands with Mourinho at the final whistle.
Scientists may have found the secret of Usain Bolt’s success – his perfect knees.A study of Jamaican youngsters found those whose legs, and particularly knees, match in size grow up to be the keenest and best sprinters.The finding could help explain why athletes from the small Caribbean island dominate 100m and 200m races around the world.Although the theory may seem bizarre, many scientists believe perfectly paired body parts to be a sign of good genes and good health.The 14-year study involved almost 300 Jamaican schoolchildren who underwent a battery of body measurements from the age of eight.The tests, which began in 1996, included the size of their ears, length of their fingers, width of their wrists, elbows, ankles and knees and the size of their feet. When they reached 22, they were asked to take part in more tests, including two sprint races. Just over half took part.Analysis of the results showed that those with the most symmetrical legs – and in particular knees – as children were more likely to agree to race.They also clocked up faster times than the other young men and women.Research also suggests that Jamaican children’s legs tend to be more symmetrical than those of their English counterparts.Northumbria University researcher John Manning said his results could help explain the success of six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his teammates on the track. Professor Manning said: ‘We found that participants with symmetric legs in 1996, particularly knees, tended to volunteer for the sprints and they tended to run the fastest when tested in 2010.‘There was some evidence that these Jamaican children had substantially more symmetry in their legs than UK children.‘So we think our results inform the debate as to why Jamaicans tend to win gold medals in sprinting.’Other theories behind Jamaicans’ sprinting success include higher numbers of ‘speed genes’ and fast-twitch muscle fibres the provide the explosive power needed for sprinting.Professor Manning said that more research is needed to back up his symmetry theory.He told the Independent: ‘We need to…look at international level sprinters and add some genetic tests. ‘Also more data on Caucasians will help to further clarify the issue.’Writing in the journal PLoS ONE, he added that symmetrical knees and legs may not only be conductive to speed. They may also be a sign of general healthy development of the body.Professor Manning said: ‘It may be the simple explanation is that symmetric knees are more efficient during sprinting.‘However, for me, the most likely explanation concerns the nature of developmental stability.‘People have a genetic instruction to develop symmetrically across most of the body. However, it is very difficult to maintain symmetry in, for example limbs, particularly if one is a rapidly growing child.‘We initially measured these children when they were about 8 years old, and their knee symmetry at 8 years predicted their sprinting speed years.
Hearts have sacked manager Gary Locke following their relegation from the Scottish Premiership.The Edinburgh club suffered demotion from Scotland’s top tier following a season that they started with a 15-point deduction after entering administration in June. However, Hearts cleared the final hurdle to exiting administration last week as businesswoman Ann Budge completed her takeover of the club. And, despite a run of five wins in their last eight games, Budge’s first move has been to remove Locke from his position. Replacing the former midfielder are Craig Levein and Robbie Neilson, who respectively become director of football and head coach. “We know it may be an unpopular decision with some of you, but the board has decided that we cannot offer Gary Locke a new contract as manager, at the end of his current contract,” Budge said in a statement on the club’s website. “Please believe me when I say this has been an enormously difficult decision to make. We all know the pressures that Gary and his assistant, Billy Brown, have worked under over the last year. “They were set an almost impossible task, which they handled with dignity and determination. For that, we are all hugely grateful to both of them. “The players and backroom/support staff at Riccarton will be sorry indeed to see them go…as, I know, will a very large section of the Hearts support. They will both leave with our very grateful thanks and best wishes. “Craig Levein will join the club with immediate effect and will assume total responsibility for everything to do with the playing side of the business. “He will be responsible for putting in place an end-to-end strategy for how we are going to implement a youth-driven playing policy within the club.” Meanwhile, St Mirren have parted company with boss Danny Lennon, opting not to renew his contract with the club following an eighth-placed finish.
Louis van Gaal cursed a “stupid” error from Anthony Martial after Manchester United drew 1-1 at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.Martial scored a fine diving header to grab a point for United at the Khimki Arena, but the French striker was to blame for gifting the Russians the lead. Martial raised his right arm going into a challenge with Mario Fernandes in the 15th minute and the ball struck it, leaving the referee with no option but to point to the spot.David de Gea saved Roman Eremenko’s penalty but Seydou Doumbia scored the rebound to put CSKA ahead. Martial’s second-half header saved United’s blushes but their manager was disappointed with his star teenager for the error that led to the hosts’ goal.Van Gaal said: “They had the present of an Anthony Martial penalty. “Martial is a human being, he reacts and it is a stupid reaction, but sometimes these things happen.”He said it is the first time it happens to him; if it always happens with me it’s a pity.”Had it not been for a fantastic save from De Gea to deny Ahmed Musa, United would have been 2-0 down at the break. The visitors put in a shoddy first-half performance, b ut improved after the break – thanks partly to the introduction of Marouane Fellaini – and deserved to take a point home from their trek east.Wolfsburg beat PSV on Wednesday, which means United are second in Group B at the halfway point of the group stages.Van Gaal said: “We now have two home matches and you can say we are very strong at home and I hope we can win these games so we are nearly qualified or qualified, but we also have a game away to Wolfsburg.”We are on schedule (to qualify) after the PSV Eindhoven defeat, which was a very strange defeat for us.”In a break with custom, United stayed in Moscow after the game. They will fly back on Thursday afternoon and then begin preparations for the Manchester derby, which takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday. United will leapfrog City to the top of the table if they win and Arsenal drop points against Everton in their game on Saturday.*–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. Champions League action is always available on SuperSport, your world of champions
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