Every weekday morning between 6 and 7, a team of Alternative Organizational Structure (AOS) 98 employees

Every weekday morning between 6 and 7, a team of Alternative Organizational Structure (AOS) 98 employees arrives at Boothbay Region Elementary School. Led by Assistant Director of School Nutrition Laurie Dickinson, they are there to bag lunches for the region’s kids. “The gym has become our bagging center,” said Dickinson. “We start with 300 bags, each with a straw and a napkin.” The bags, which will hold that day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast, are available free to any child 18 or under, whether they would normally be in school or not. “Even if the child is pre-school, or home-schooled, or in a daycare, they can still have a lunch,” said Dickinson. “We all work on it together. Some of the team members have been allocated specific pick-up locations and so they pack the bags for those places. Laurie Brewer takes care of Southport Central, Laura Hall is at Edgecomb Eddy, Heidi Stevens goes to the Boothbay town office, and Juanita McFetridge hands out at the YMCA.” Nancy Cressey and Kathy Page help with the lunch bags, then stay at BRES to help parents coming to pick up lessons and other items, said Director of School Nutrition Darlene French. Said Dickinson: “Once the lunch...

On a morning in November 2017, while the residents of Lakeland, Florida, headed off to work,

On a morning in November 2017, while the residents of Lakeland, Florida, headed off to work, a small team of engineers parked what looked like an enormous lava lamp on the banks of Lake Bonnet. The ten-by-eight-foot water tank sat on a trailer fitted with a generator-powered pump. As the trailer gurgled to life, a hose pumped a swirling stream of green, algae-choked water into the tank. Like many Florida waters, Lake Bonnet had become overrun with plant slime. In fact, all 50 states and many countries worldwide are struggling with epidemic levels of algae that can prove toxic to people and ecosystems. “Red tides” of algae along Florida’s Gulf Coast have killed tons of fish and marine mammals. Chinese lakes have turned into electric-green sludge. Beaches in Southern California are also experiencing explosions of algae and its related toxins: domoic acid and microsystin are among the algae-produced poisons that can kill off wildlife and cause illness in humans. Gulping it, swimming in it, or inhaling it (via sea mist) causes vomiting and diarrhea; extended contact can lead to cancer and liver failure. In Florida, lifeguards have reported higher incidence of respiratory illness, an...

Toothpaste may be one of the more taken-for-granted products that we put in our mouths. It’s

Toothpaste may be one of the more taken-for-granted products that we put in our mouths. It’s not a food product so it gets less scrutiny than, say, Diet Coke and Twinkies. But if you brush your teeth two or three times a day, that’s 730 to 1,095 times a year. Toothpaste isn’t meant to be swallowed, but with that many brush-and-rinses annually, it’s safe to assume that at least a smidge of toothpaste will go down the hatch. Probably not enough to worry about, but it’s interesting to know what’s going in our mouths. Ancient toothpastes included ingredients such as ox hoof ashes, burnt eggshells, crushed bones, oyster shells, powdered charcoal and bark. Modern ingredients aren’t quite as poetic. What are we using to keep our pearly whites their healthiest today? The following is a combined list of ingredients (many of them overlap between products) found in three leading toothpaste brands: Colgate Total Toothpaste, Fresh Stripe; Aquafresh All Tartar Control; and Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Toothpaste. We’ve come a long way from the charred remains of cows’ feet. Carrageenan Food-grade carrageenan is an extract of red seaweed (Chondrus crispus). It is used ...

8 Portable Flashlights, Lanterns and Headlamps Under $100 • Gear Patrol

Each issue of Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. The stunningly designed Gear Patrol Magazine is ready for your coffee table. Quarterly. $39 By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us. A good compact light should have some, if not all, of the following qualities: a manageable size, long-lasting bulb, robust housing, some degree of water and shock resistance, multiple modes, momentary beam, and beam adjustment. Portable lights can run from $10 to well over $100, so knowing what’s important to you is key. If you value self-defense, go with something larger but not unwieldy. Putting it in your pocket? Look for a light with a clip. Out in the elements? Find one with sealed O-rings to keep the wet stuff at bay. Hitting the trail? Opt for a hands-free flashlight (a.k.a. a headlamp). Worried about running out of juice while you’re on an adventure? Check out a lantern with a charge-out port so you can charge your devices. Here are eight excellent options, all unde...

BMW’s R18 is the definition of a modern classic motorcycle

The air- and oil-cooled 1.8-liter opposed twin engine makes 91 horsepower and 116 pound-feet of torque. BMW is offering a full line of custom parts designed with industry powerhouses like Mustang Seats and Roland Sands Design. The bike features cruiser styling but a midmounted foot control, which should make the bike more fun to ride than it would otherwise be. DFM The bike hews fairly close to the well-received R18 concept bike that we saw last year at Villa d’Este. The production bike’s biggest changes come in the form of a smaller diameter front wheel and a more emissions-friendly exhaust system. First Edition will feature black paint with white pinstriping as well as added chrome touches to more closely mirror the original R5′s styling. Steering Rack, Lhd Steering Rack, Steering Pump, Drive Shaft, Propeller Shaft – Naifu,http://www.nfyo.com/

States use Catholic clergy abuse lists to screen applicants

Print Subscribers – If you need to setup e-Edition access click here to claim your account and set up your e-mail address and password. In this Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, those affected by clergy sexual abuse comfort each other as Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference in the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pa. The landmark grand jury report looked at how abuse allegations were handled in six dioceses. In the wake of revelations that scores of Roman Catholic priests and religious workers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living unsupervised in communities across the country, state officials face a quandary: Should they screen former clergy members who seek licenses for jobs that put them in contact with children? And, if so, how? An Associated Press investigation last fall found nearly 200 accused clergy members had been granted teaching, mental health or social work licenses, with roughly six dozen still holding valid licenses to work in those fields in 2019. Since then, at least 20 states have started using church-released lists of priests and employees who faced credible allegations to screen applicants or check for current state teachin...

Shower Enclosures on Sale This Summer on Victoria Plumb

Showers are now a convenience of daily life as more and more bathrooms, especially the en suite bathrooms, now have showers instead of baths. From the plain simple shower doors to stylish fitted enclosures, Victoria Plumb is offering great bargains on a large variety of shower enclosures for your bathrooms. For those who have been leaving their bathroom renovation to the last weeks of the summer, now is the time to grab a bargain of one of Victoria Plumb’s great quality shower enclosures. With the bathrooms now becoming stylish day by day, shower enclosures are available in various styles and sizes to fit varying tastes and spaces. The simple walk-in shower enclosures give a classical stylish look to a bathroom while offering the convenience to just walk into a showering heaven. Amongst the walk-in shower enclosures, the Curved Walk in Shower Pack (LH & RH) with chrome frame and 6mm thick crystal clear glass is perfect for any modern day showering area. On the other hand, Minimalist Walk in Shower Pack, available in 1400 x 900 and 1600 x 800 sizes, comes with modern chrome horizontal fixing bar and clear glass panels. The minimalist walk in shower pack will look pure fanta...

Canadian Stocks Likely To Regain Ground After Yesterday’s Sell-Off

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ (RTTNews) – Canadian stocks are likely to move to the upside in early trading on Tuesday, regaining ground following the sell-off seen in the previous session. Bargain hunting may contribute to early strength on Bay Street after the S&P/TSX Composite Index plummeted by 10.3 percent on Monday to its lowest closing level in over a year. A rebound by the price of crude oil may also generate some buying interest, with crude for April delivery jumping $2.77 to $33.90 a barrel. Crude for April delivery plunged $10.15 to $31.13 a barrel in the previous session amid indications of a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Stocks around the world have rebounded on Tuesday after falling sharply on Monday, with the rebound partly reflecting a positive reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to provide “very substantial relief” amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Trump told reporters Monday evening that he would be meeting with House and Senate Republicans today to discuss a possible payroll tax cut or other stimulus measures. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of ...