Liberty Science Center presents Langer with Genius Award


first_imgIn celebration of science and creativity, Liberty Science Center’s Genius Gala 5.0 honored four with its Genius Award on May 20. The recipients were Harvard Professor Ellen Langer, who is known for her pioneering work in the effects of mindful behavior; renowned architect Frank Gehry; California Institute of Technology Professor Kip Thorne, and Jack Horner, considered the world’s most famous paleontologist.“Our four 2016 Genius Award winners are singularly brilliant men and women,” said Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman. “These out-of-the-box geniuses deserved to be honored in an out-of-the-box way.”All the honorees and performers generously volunteered their time and talents in support of the not-for-profit Science Center’s mission to expose learners of all ages to the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Jamestown City Hall To Reopen On Limited Basis, Park Facilities Still Closed


first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced Friday morning that starting next week city hall will be reopening on a limited basis.The Mayor says additionally parking enforcement will resume next Tuesday.Sundquist says that enforcement tickets will be issued for parking meter violations only. At this time, no violations will be issued by parking enforcement for expired registrations or inspections until the Department of Motor Vehicles reopens. City parking garages will also resume normal operations.All city offices will be open to the public by appointment only and will accept permits, applications and payments. The public is encouraged to continue to use the city payment drop boxes and other methods of payment. City parks continue to remain open, except for park restrooms and playgrounds, which will remain closed until further notice, the Mayor says.last_img read more

Federer donates almost a million euros to help Switzerland


first_imgSport has turned to struggle the coronavirus disaster, which has already left greater than 400,000 contaminated worldwide, lots of them within the international locations of Europe with Italy and Spain as essentially the most affected.The coronavirus has additionally reached Switzerland, the place the federal government has decreed quarantine after greater than 10,000 infections and 135 deaths.. Confronted with this example, the nation’s highest ambassador wished to take a step ahead to get entangled within the struggle in opposition to the virus. This Wednesday Roger Federer introduced by way of social networks that he and his spouse Mirka Vavrinec have determined to donate one million Swiss francs (943,000 euros) to help the neediest households within the nation by way of a assertion written in English, German and French. “These are difficult occasions for everybody and nobody ought to be left behind. Mirka and I’ve determined to donate one million Swiss francs to essentially the most susceptible households in Switzerland. Our contribution is the start. We hope that others will be part of us to help households in want. Collectively we’ll overcome this disaster! Keep wholesome!“Federer stated. Yet another instance that demonstrates the magnificence of the Swiss each on and off the tennis courts.last_img read more