County 4-H To ‘Explore Mars’ In 4-H Stem Challenge

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) Pixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program is taking part in the 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD).The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire children everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on learning.The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities for youth ages 8-14. Youth ages 5-7 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult.The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Falcon’s Nest at 2001 E. Main St., Falconer. Participants will explore the surface of Mars via parachute and will then create a rover to explore further. The cost of the course is $10 for youth currently enrolled in 4-H and $12 for youth who are not enrolled in 4-H. All materials are provided. Face masks must be worn for the duration of the class. Register by visiting www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 212. Class size is limited!The program is sponsored by the Science and Technology Opportunities for Rural Youth (STORY) Program led by CCE 4-H Community Educator Molly Brown. The STORY Project encourages youth to solve real-world problems with science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon completing the Mars Base Camp activity youth will receive a swag bag with fun prizes. The STORY Program is recruiting groups of youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM. Contact Molly Brown for more information at 716-664-9502 ext. 216.last_img read more

Exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza

first_imgGiza pyramids lit up in soidarity with France victims From our special series on African heritage in Egypt. By far one of the most iconic ancient sites in the world are the Great Pyramids of Giza. The last of the Classic Seven Wonders of the World, they remain the ancient heart of a magnificent dynasty. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim reports Egypt launches mass clean-up of Great Pyramids of Giza Related 2 Tourism Policemen Killed near Egypt’s Giza pyramidslast_img

Day two of Punchestown Festival

first_imgMeanwhile well known breeder Paddy Twomey of Athassel House Stud in Golden enjoyed a day to remember at Punchestown yesterday as a trainer.He saddled 33/1 shot “Timing’severything” to win the JLT Flat Race with Jane Mangan in the saddle. The pair also took second in the Goffs Land Rover Bumper with Policy Beach at a price of 25/1. There are three Grade One races on offer today at the Punchestown Festival.The Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup is the highlight of today’s action with the Willie Mullins-trained “Djakadam” and Noel Meade’s “Road To Riches” set to renew their rivalry in the 5.30 feature.The seven-race card gets going at 3.40.last_img read more

“Adopt female teams to help fight rape and teenage pregnancy” – Samira Suleman

first_imgBlack Queens star, Samira Suleman has urged Ghana Premier League clubs to set up female teams to help get rid of teenage pregnancy and rape in the society.The 28-year-old believes that but for football, many girls will be at the mercy of the streets where they will be exposed to the dangers such a terrain presents.In an interview with GH Footy Show, the former Hasaacas Ladies striker said the women’s league is not lucrative, however, it is one way to eradicate teenage pregnancy and rape cases in the country.“I know there isn’t much money in the men’s game, but if they adopt women’s football clubs (it will help),” Suleman told FMIG. For instance, Liberty sets up Liberty Ladies, because women’s football clubs mostly are owned by individuals. Their financial might isn’t much strong so they suffer a lot. It’s like they’ve taken us as their adopted children and catering for us all this while.“I know no club will sign us to play abroad for any big transfer fee, but taking us off the streets by playing football alone is a major social intervention,” she noted. One way to tackle teenage pregnancy and rape cases are by having women’s football clubs where you can house/accommodate players in a clubhouse. Look at Hasaacas Ladies, Ampem Darkoa. Some won’t even play to the national level but engaging in women’s football will help mould them and project them to a certain extent.“Sadly, most people do stuff in Ghana for financial gains primarily. But if they look at that, then it means the women’s football won’t get the needed support. So I will plead with them to readily offer us the needed help.” Samira Suleman concluded.Samira Suleman currently plies her trade at Icelandic club Víkingur Ólafsvík.last_img read more