Related Last year Subaru expanded its title sponsorship to include prestigious Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.“Subaru Canada is excited to be the exclusive title sponsor of Ironman events in Canada,” said Ted Lalka, Vice President of Marketing for Subaru Canada. “Adding Subaru to the title of the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont Tremblant is a significant step in growing our brand within the triathlon community.”He continued, “Our passion for the sport of triathlon in Canada has evolved over two decades and we are committed to supporting healthy, active lifestyles. We salute all competitors, no matter the challenge, from Ironman triathlons to the shorter Subaru Triathlon series races.”In partnership with Rogers Sportsnet, Subaru Ironman TV will also return with a four-race television series including the Subaru Ironman Mont-Tremblant North American Championship, Subaru Ironman Canada, Subaru Ironman 70.3 World Championship and the Ironman World Championship presented by GoPro.www.ironman.comwww.subaru.ca Ironman and Subaru Canada have confirmed Subaru as the title sponsor of 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon to be held on 7 September in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.Subaru is also continuing as the title sponsor for four additional Ironman events in Canada, including the Subaru Ironman North American Championship Mont-Tremblant on 17 August; Subaru Ironman Canada on 27 July in Whistler; Subaru Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant on 22 June; and Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka on 7 September.“Subaru has been committed to Ironman for more than a decade and we are proud to expand that relationship further with a title sponsorship to our 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman. “The broadening of Subaru’s sponsorship for Ironman races over the last few years has continued to affirm their dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle.”Subaru’s involvement with Ironman triathlons in Canada dates back to the mid-1990s with Subaru Ironman Canada. This partnership grew to include the Subaru Triathlon Series and eventually races from the east to west coast with the Subaru East Coast Triathlon Series, Subaru Western Triathlon Series and the Subaru Ironman 70.3 Muskoka.
Meals prepared for Stony Brook HospitalGreen Hill Kitchen & Que in Greenport is doing its part to give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant is working with local farms, fishermen, New York Prime Beef, and Peter’s Fruit Company to donate meals to healthcare workers at local hospitals.To start this initiative, the restaurant dropped meals to Stony Brook Hospital on Friday, April 3. On Monday, April 6, they will deliver to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. On Saturday, April 11, it will be Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Tuesday, April 28, Peconic Bay Medical Center. The team plans to continue the services for as long as the community needs.“Here at Green Hill we are proud to support local healthcare workers that are selflessly working incredibly long hours and facing daunting challenges in front of them on a daily basis. The least we can do is make sure that they have a healthy, tasty weekly cooked meal with loads of love from all of us,” said a statement from Chef Matty Boudreau and Green Hill Kitchen & Que team.Chef Matty Boudreau. Independent/Isobel MediaThe restaurant has also announced it will now offer a provisions line, Green Hill Provisions, which allows shoppers to place orders on its website to be delivered across the East End. There is a $125 minimum order and delivery is available 24 to 48 hours after the order is placed. Products include non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, dairy items, dry goods, frozen items, household essentials, produce, meat, seafood, and more. A Quarantine Que Kit is also available. Visit www.greenhillnycatering.com for a full list of products. Create a username and password to enter the site and shop.All proceeds from Green Hill Provisions will go to staff that was laid off to help support their [email protected] Share
The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled that the Town of East Hampton may continue to pay legal fees from a federal lawsuit brought by members of the aviation industry with fees it collects from the airport.The lawsuit was brought in 2015, after the town passed a law that imposed a year-round curfew for flights in and out of the airport between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. That law also banned noisier aircraft from flying at night and limited the total number of trips such aircraft could make during the season.In late 2016, the town’s regulations covering aviation were struck down in a Federal Appeals Court, a ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court let stand.On July 23 the FAA rejected an appeal of an earlier ruling by the agency.Winsome Ledfert, the deputy associate administrator for airports wrote the decision. Ledfert noted that “The Second Circuit ultimately faulted the town for not ‘complying with procedures’ and held that the town laws were preempted.”She agreed with the initial determination of the FAA “that the town can lawfully use airport revenue to pay its legal fees associated with the defense of its airport noise restrictions.”The losing side has 60 days to file an appeal of the decision with the United States Court of [email protected] Share
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Samsung Electronics has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment by emulating real-world conditions that enables end-to-end testing of the radio access network (RAN), thereby ensuring performance and reliability in the field.The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating network performance as experienced by end users. It is considered the standard in its class and is used by almost every base station manufacturer in the industry. Recently released industry-first features include uplink MIMO on two layers; downlink 8CC CA; MIMO support; 4CC uplink and downlink carrier aggregation at 120 kHz and 240 kHz; millimeter wave support; and support for large numbers of UEs on 5G in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes. In addition to the leading capabilities of the TM500 and TeraVM solutions, VIAVI is known for its long-standing reliability built from years of successful experience and knowledge, technology roadmap and robust local support.VIAVI offers a range of 4G and 5G validation, deployment and assurance solutions that accelerate testing, facilitate network evolution and speed time to market. The 3GPP-compliant TM500 Network Tester, largely regarded as the standard for wireless network testing, has seen significant market adoption for testing throughout the R&D lifecycle and also is used to stress-test network performance prior to the launch of new services. Together with the 5G Core Emulator, CellAdvisor 5G and NITRO Mobile solutions, VIAVI offers a powerful combination of end-to-end testing, validation and assurance solutions that support the complete network lifecycle from the lab to the field. For more information, click here.
This Dec. 11, 2017 photo shows custom-made crossword puzzles. Practicing important information can help an elderly person retain it. One fun way to do that is by using custom-made crossword puzzles like the ones pictured here, rather than doing commercially available puzzles about random topics. Made for free online, these can help a person struggling with memory loss retain meaningful information such as the names of grandchildren and major details about them. (Melissa Rayworth via AP) I decided to design some customized memory aids for her this holiday season, but I wanted to make sure they were effective.Morris and Norwich offered advice on how to jog an elderly person’s memories and help them retain the knowledge they still have. Here are two craft projects built from this research, both perfect gifts that are easy and inexpensive to make:CUSTOMIZED CROSSWORD PUZZLESCrossword puzzles aren’t quite the cure-all for aging brains that they’re sometimes touted as, Morris says. But keeping the mind active can help slow some aspects of cognitive decline. And practicing recall of important information regularly can help you retain it.So if an elderly person once liked crosswords, as my mother-in-law did, it could be useful and fun to create custom puzzles using information they want to remember. Focus on valuable information, such as the names of grandchildren and some details about them, Norwich says. Elderly family members may be embarrassed to be struggling over remembering such information, so these puzzles can be a gentle way to jog those memories.“You want to play to things that are personally relevant to them,” Norwich says, and “make sure that these are positive experiences.”Take time to choose the right topics. My mother-in-law was an avid traveler, so I’ve designed puzzles about the foreign cities she most enjoyed living in and visiting. I’ve noticed that when I remind her of these experiences, she seems pleased and energized by the memories.Once you have your topic (or topics) chosen, creating your puzzles is easy. There are many free puzzle-making sites online. Many are designed for teachers, but they’re open to the public. One that’s easy to use is crosswordlabs.com . You’re given a blank space to enter your list of words and their clues. The site then builds a printable crossword puzzle with that information.To print your puzzles, choose some heavy paper from a craft store in appealing colors and textures, and use a home printer. Or, to make the gift more substantial, give the collection of puzzles a title, and design a cover page with the title and recipient’s name. Have the title page and puzzle pages printed on heavy paper and bound with a spiral binding at a copy shop.PERSONALIZED PLAYLISTS AND SONGSMusic can be especially valuable in triggering memories in older people, Norwich says, so she suggests making personalized playlists for elderly relatives.How does this work? As we age, “semantic memory,” which includes historical facts and other non-personal information, such as the lyrics to an old song, tends to be better preserved than personal memories. But that semantic memory is useful in triggering the “episodic memory” that includes our personal stories.So old music can trigger different personal, episodic memories in each person who listens to it.To select songs with the most impact, consider the research into something called the “reminiscence bump.” Studies show that most people have particularly strong recall about events that happened in early adulthood, specifically throughout their 20s, says Morris. So pick a selection of songs that were popular when your loved one was between 20 and 30.These songs are most likely to spark the clearest personal memories. And for many people, these are especially energizing memories, because they were formed at a time when the person was young and active.You can save the playlist to an iPod, which you set up in a dock with a timer or alarm function. That way, the playlist can begin at a specific time each day, and the person won’t have to remember to turn it on. You can choose a “shuffle” function so the songs play in a different order each day.Another option: Burn the playlist to a CD, then place it in a CD player with an alarm clock function that will play the music at a particular time of day.Once it’s ready, spend some time listening to the playlist together, and ask your relative what they remember about listening to these songs in the past and about the years when the songs were popular. You, and they, may be surprised what good memories surface. For elderly people struggling with memory loss, one of the toughest things can be forgetting the details of their own lives. What must it be like when you struggle to recall something you were sure you’d never forget — the name of an old friend, perhaps, or a favorite city where you once lived, or the meal you always cooked at the holidays?“This is people’s biggest fear, to lose their memory and to lose that sense of self,” says Dr. Gwynn Morris, associate professor of psychology at Meredith College.I reached out to Dr. Morris and to another expert on gerontology — Ann Norwich, director of the adult gerontology nurse practitioner program at York College of Pennsylvania — because my mother-in-law is finding it harder to remember details about her own, quite remarkable life. At 93, she has retained her memories longer than many people do. But as recall has become more difficult, I’ve been hunting for ways to help her hold onto the stories and details she once knew about herself.