Discovery Center hosts “Ho!Ho!Ho! Holidays! Celebration with Santa”

first_imgEvent coordinators say they were thrilled to see the children come in and play. The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier hosted their “Santa’s Workshop” today which included their annual gingerbread exhibit and even had children take pictures with Santa. “It’s been a really tough year for kids of all ages,” said Cheryl Dutko, Interim Executive Director of the Discovery Center, adding, “We want them to use their imagination and be able to come and play and feel some of the holiday magic.” Dutko added that the museum had to modify the event and adhere to social distancing guidelines which included grab and go lunches, mask wearing, reservations in advance, take-home arts and crafts, and continuous disinfecting. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Santa stopped in Broome County today to visit the Discovery Center. last_img read more

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Trump touches on ag issues in the State of the Union

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Kolt Buchenroth, Ohio Ag NetPresident Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and subsequently the nation this week in an hour and 21-minute State of the Union address. It was clear that border security was at the forefront of the President’s agenda, as he mentioned the quickly approaching deadline for government funding which, if an agreement isn’t reached, will end in a government shutdown.Agriculture was mentioned when President Trump boasted his administration’s elimination of the estate or death tax, mentioning specifically family farms and U.S. ranchers. That comment received a roar of applause from those in attendance. The farm bill got a nod from the Commander in Chief in the spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation. Trade was also a talking point, saying that the United States has placed tariffs on $350 billion of goods imported from China. President Trump also said that the negotiations will have to include a structural change to the deal that protects American jobs and ends the trade deficit, but there was no direct mention of how that will impact agriculture.The former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its proposed successor the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement or USMCA were both mentioned as the President urged members of Congress to support the bill to “expand American agriculture.” In addition, the President urged Congress to pass the Reciprocal Trade Act, which proposes to place the same tariff on a given country should they place a tariff on the United States.In the 10-minute Democratic response that was delivered by Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, it was noted that farmers were caught in the middle of the trade war between the U.S. and the Chinese. She also mentioned that agriculture, among several other industries were stronger with immigrants.The American Farm Bureau praised the President’s comments.“President Trump has outlined bold priorities in his State of the Union address, and we hope the administration and Congress can move forward in a bipartisan manner to make progress toward the goals that we all share. Farmers and ranchers across the country need reforms to our immigration system, and we echo President Trump’s call for Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to preserve and build on the export gains with our North American neighbors. At the same time, we support bipartisan efforts to rebuild and modernize our nation’s infrastructure, including broadband technology in rural areas,” said Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. “Farm Bureau also appreciates President Trump’s message of optimism and unity. The bipartisan passage of the farm bill last year shows that our elected leaders can come together and achieve great things for our country.”last_img read more

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Celtics snap losing streak to injury-hit Spurs

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Porzingis, of Latvia, produced his fifth 30-point game of the season and eighth of his career. He made 14 of 26 shots, including four three-pointers, and surpassed his previous career best set November 16 against the Detroit Pistons.“Some of the stuff that he does, we look at each other on the bench and go ‘man he really just did that,’” Knicks center Enes Kanter said. Kyle O’Quinn finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Tim Hardaway scored all 13 of his points in the fourth, while Kanter and Courtney Lee contributed 12 apiece. Serbia’s Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 28 points. Jamal Murray added 20 for Denver, which used a 22-2 run in the third and outscored the Knicks 38-19 in the period. After withstanding the difficult third, the Knicks took an 84-81 lead into the fourth and expanded it to 100-93 on a three-pointer by Hardaway with about seven minutes left before Porzingis finished it off. Elsewhere, Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks and a career-high six assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 104-89 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz improved to 4-0 at home this season. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games The Celtics have rallied from an 0-2 season start that saw them lose new signee Gordon Hayward to an injury in the opening game at Cleveland.“We’re just really buying into what the coach wants us to do and our young guys, they’re all ears,” said Horford. “They’re all listening, trying to be better.” 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 shutoutIrving led his new team by scoring 24 points, while Jaylen Brown scored 18 for the Celtics who improved to 5-2 on the 2017-18 NBA season. Former first overall draft pick Irving was dealt to the Celtics in the offseason after demanding a trade out of Cleveland.Terry Rozier scored eight of his 12 points in 52 seconds to put the game away in the fourth quarter and rookie Jayson Tatum grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots. View comments LATEST STORIES Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) drives past San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. The Celtics won 108-94. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Al Horford delivered 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight and snapped an 11-game losing skid to the San Antonio Spurs with a 108-94 win on Monday.Kyrie Irving played his best game for the Celtics who beat the injury-depleted Spurs for the first time in Boston since January 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Marcus Smart added nine points and seven rebounds in the win.The Spurs are still without injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili also skipped the game to get some needed rest.San Antonio got a career-high 18 points and five rebound performance from Brandon Paul.Pau Gasol had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs who suffered their third straight loss on a 1-3 road trip. They won at Miami to start the trip. In New York, Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 38 points as the New York Knicks held on for a 116-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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a month agoRoma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Roma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma striker Eden Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan to sign permanently.The striker was an admirer of the Armenian’s talents before he joined the Serie A side and has been impressed so far. He told Sky Sports: “I expect it from him. I know him as a great player, and he is a very good addition to our attacking team who wants to play football.”He’s a great pro. I remember him also from Borussia Dortmund times and he will be a big player for us. Hopefully, he can stay a long time here.”Hopefully he will [stay]. He will see that we are playing football here and immediately he scored a goal, so hopefully he can have more goals and a lot of assists for us.” last_img read more

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a month agoBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombia

first_imgBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombiaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate says he’d be open to committing to Colombia.Alzate’s emergence has not gone unnoticed back in the mother country.He told Caracol Radio: “I’ve been playing football since I was three or four. At 16 or 17, I started to take it more as a career and I became more serious.“I don’t follow Colombian football much but I watch the national team.“If they call me, I’d love to play for the Colombian national team more than England, only because of my Colombian roots.“Although I’m in England, I feel more Colombian. It would be an honour to play for Colombia” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Vine: Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs Got Ejected For Punching A ‘Nova Player In The Face

first_imgSterling Gibbs punched Villanova player in the face.Update: Gibbs was contrite after the game and posted an apology on his Twitter:Man that’s not who I am. I’m sorry to my family, friends, fans, and team for being an embarrassment. Even more sorry to @RyArch15 .. I let— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015My emotions get the best of me and that wasn’t acceptable at all. I hope you’re alright and I will face any consequences coming.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015Sorry again @RyArch15 it really is weighing heavy on my heart.— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) February 17, 2015Arcidiancono accepted his apology as well.Emotions sometimes get the best of us. heat of the moment thing. We’re all good. @SterlingGibbs4— Ryan Arcidiacono (@RyArch15) February 17, 2015Earlier: Seton Hall got off to a 12-2 start this year but the season has spiraled into a major mess. The Pirates have lost eight of their last 11 and are about to make it nine of 12 as they’re getting blown out tonight on the road at Villanova.Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs was so frustrated, he decided he wasn’t going to stick around for the entire game. Instead, Gibbs got himself ejected for punching Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono in the face. Ouch. That’s blatantly flagrant and sort of surprising considering Gibbs’ reputation as a solid citizen. All in all, not a good day for the Pirates.last_img read more

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Photo: Trevor Cooney Is Wearing A Rakeem Christmas Shirt While Warming Up For Tonight’s Game vs. Virginia

first_imgTrevor Cooney wears a Rakeem Christmas shirt.Twitter/@MattPark1Tonight’s game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Virginia is going to be all about senior center Rakeem Christmas. With the Orange ineligible for the post-season, Christmas’ final home game is a major event in Central New York, and we bet there will be plenty of tributes to Syracuse’s lone senior. We’ve already shared this spectacular snowman on the Syracuse campus, now Christmas’ teammate and longtime friend Trevor Cooney is paying homage to the center in the Dome during [email protected] out early modeling shooting shirt tribute to @R_Xmas25 on Senior Night. And new shorts to go with… pic.twitter.com/ZiFlIKvL9D— Matt Park (@MattPark1) March 2, 2015Based on Matt Park’s tweet, the rest of the team may also be wearing these for warm-ups. This is a very cool tribute to a player who has meant everything to his team during what has been a very trying season for the Orange.last_img read more

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Video: Colin Cowherd Says Nebraska Will Upset Iowa

first_imgColin Cowherd talking College Football on The Heard.colin cowherd says nebraska beats iowaIowa, at 10-0, has two games remaining on its regular season schedule before potentially getting a shot at the Big Ten East champion in the league’s title game. The first, this Saturday, is a home contest against 2-8 Purdue. The second, next Friday, is at Nebraska – a 5-6 team that needs a victory to become bowl eligible.Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd thinks the Hawkeyes, who he calls a “fraud”, will be upset by the Cornhuskers in their final regular season game. In short, he thinks that Nebraska will end Iowa’s dream of a College Football Playoff berth.Cowherd has been trashing the Hawkeyes for their “weak” schedule all season, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Iowa will just need to keep winning to keep silencing critics.last_img read more

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Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineMB&F’s newest Machine was born of a proverbial trip back in time: The fabled watchmaker traveled back 100 years and imagined what MB&F would have created had it existed a century ago. One part the thrill of time travel, one part firm respect for the very best of traditional watchmaking, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (LM1) is the first in MB&F’s exciting new line.Maximilian Büsser is an unconditional admirer of 18th and 19th-century horology—the Golden Era, when virtually everything was invented. But he needed two new “Friends” to pay proper tribute to the Grand Masters of that era. Enter Jean-François Mojon, one of the most innovative watchmakers today, and Kari Voutilainen, among the most highly-regarded watchmakers when it comes to classic horology and respect for tradition.The resulting LM1 is a true masterpiece. Its movement was created from scratch, but echoes the classic caliber designs of a century ago. The finish is impeccable; just ask Kari, who for the first time has accepted to put his name on a movement other than his own.Despite the beautiful harmony of the movement, you may notice an important element is missing: The balance wheel, the heart of any timepiece, and for good reason the obsession of horology’s ancestors. To give the balance wheel its due, it has been placed at the very forefront, floating right above the dial. In fact, the balance wheel levitates above two dials—driven by the same unique regulating system—giving you two totally independent times, not just offset by the usual hours or half-hours like other GMT watches, but by whatever time lapse you might need. The unusual sextant-shaped instrument at 6 o’clock, in case you were wondering, is the world’s first vertical power reserve.LM1 is available in red or white gold.www.mbandf.com/machines/legacy-machines/lm1/film/index.phplast_img read more

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