By Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo March 18, 2019 In early March, the polar research vessel BAP Carrasco (BOP-171) will return to its base in Lima, Peru, after concluding the 26th Peruvian scientific campaign to Antarctica. Under the leadership of the Peruvian Navy, expedition ANTAR XXVI kicked off December 7, 2018. For its expedition to the white continent, the BAP Carrasco has a crew of 70 officers and noncommissioned officers of the Peruvian Navy, as well as 40 scientists from the region. Officers of the Argentine, Brazilian, Canadian, Ecuadorean, and Spanish navies also participate in the campaign, which strengthens bonds of friendship and collaboration among partner navies. ANTAR XXVI not only facilitates military exchange opportunities but also carries out scientific research programs in coordination with participating nations, and conducts maintenance at Peru’s Antarctic Base Machu Picchu, located on King George Island. The expedition also seeks to create an Antarctic consciousness and strengthen Peru’s presence in the white continent with the participation of BAP Carrasco. On its second campaign to Antarctica, and under the leadership of Peruvian Navy Captain Rafael Benavente Donayre, the research vessel serves as a floating laboratory equipped with cutting-edge polar and marine research technology. Argentine, Chilean, and Colombian military and civilian scientists joined their Peruvian counterparts to conduct 22 research projects—nine aboard the BAP Carrasco and 13 at the Machu Picchu Antarctic Base. “The technological change was mainly reflected in time spent on jobs and their depth,” Peruvian Navy Commander Carlos Holguín Valdivia, chief of the Special Projects and Antarctic Affairs Department at the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN), told Diálogo. “That’s why we took the opportunity to bring aboard scientists from other countries and officers of worldwide navies last year  and this year  to participate in the campaigns, so they can see that this unit, one of the best in the world, works in Antarctica.” Military and civilian scientists took advantage of sailing times to organize presentations about the different tasks their institutions carry out and the equipment they use, such as the autonomous underwater vehicle. To verify the level of preparation, the crew conducted simulation exercises, such as an abandon ship drill or an emergency in the electric engine room. Scientific studies The scientific research programs were carried out in two stages to embark and disembark the teams of experts. Experts conducted studies about the ecology of Antarctic birds, the diversity of macrobenthos—organisms that live on the seabed—and plankton, and the marine ecosystem in several areas, among others. Meteorological and weather studies were also performed. For example, DHN focused on oceanic circulation around the South Shetland and Elephant islands and their connection with the El Niño and La Niña climate phenomena. “We fulfilled 100 percent of the planned tasks,” Capt. Benavente told Diálogo. “All these studies are very important because it is known that some atmospheric and climate phenomena occurring in Antarctica are closely linked to Peru. Any variation in the Antarctic Peninsula’s balance could have repercussions in our ecosystem.” According to Capt. Benavente, the results of the studies are essential for the international scientific community, since they allow for an evaluation of global weather and its impact. The Peruvian Navy will also benefit from the experience and strengthen its presence in Antarctica. “As the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation, we have our counterparts in Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina,” Cmdr. Holguín concluded. “We are proud to have this high-level platform [the BAP Carrasco] and that officers of other navies want to come aboard.”
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By George HornerNORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. (May 13) – Jake Gomola set the fast pace before and after a late caution in winning Friday’s Laurel Highlands IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series main event at Dog Hollow Speedway.The field for the 20-lap feature event was brought to the green by pole sitter Greg Dobrosky and outside row one starter Gomola.Gomola took charge with Dobrosky giving chase until pulling to the infield with apparent engine woes. Veteran Ralph Engel Jr. assumed the runner-up spot and gave chase to the young driver from Seneca.Engel was able to get close before a lap 14 caution but there was no catching the leader following the ensuing restart as Gomola stayed locked in the front spot.Engel and Gary Kriess completed the top three.Feature results – 1. Jake Gomola; 2. Ralph Engel Jr.; 3. Gary Kriess; 4. Rob Felix; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Hunter McCracken; 7. Joe Zap; 8. Ron Aurand; 9. Drew Ritchey; 10. Steve Kenawell Jr.; 11. Bob Garvey; 12. Tim Lash; 13. Brian Haney. 14. Greg Dobrosky.
Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ORONO — Finding the numbers to support high school football is a problem many teams throughout Maine have to face. The Ellsworth/Sumner Eagles have been no exception.Between injuries, competitions with other sports over players and other mitigating factors, few of the state’s Class D football programs find fielding a full team to be an easy task. Yet as Ellsworth/Sumner showed in its second game of the season, this year’s Eagles are in position to avoid that pitfall.Ellsworth/Sumner posted a dominant first half to roll to a 46-10 road win over Orono on Friday. The result was an assuring one for the Eagles, who are at full strength after the return of junior Connor Crawford, the arrivals of new players and one of the biggest blowout victories in the team’s young history.“Seeing things come together like they have over the past week feels amazing and has given us a big sense of confidence,” senior Charlie Hughes said. “We have new kids coming, and now we have one of our team leaders back now that Connor is back out there.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles got off to a perfect start after recovering an Orono fumble on the first play from scrimmage. Several plays later, Crawford marked his return in style when he scored a 1-yard touchdown with 8 minutes, 26 seconds to go to give Ellsworth/Sumner a 6-0 lead.The rest of the first half belonged to Javon Williams. After reeling off a big punt return that put Ellsworth/Sumner deep in Orono territory, the senior scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to make the score 13-0 midway through the first quarter. He finished off the quarter by scoring from 49 yards with 2:24 left and 9 yards just over a minute later to make it 27-0.Early in the second quarter, Williams recorded an interception before scoring for the fourth time on a 45-yard touchdown run. After Noah Hughes gave the Eagles (1-1) their second interception of the game, Williams scored one last time with 3:05 left to give the visitors a 39-0 lead heading into halftime.“We don’t have 50 kids on our team, and that means everybody has to contribute on offense and also on defense,” Williams said. “We did that tonight by scoring when we had the ball and also forcing turnovers.”Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford and Javon Williams a touchdown during the first half of a high school football game against Orono on Sept. 7 in Orono. Crawford marked his return to the team with the game’s first touchdown after missing fall camp and the first game of the season with an illness, and Williams added five touchdowns and 162 yards for the Eagles on the ground. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLOrono (0-2) scored on a safety with 2:35 left in the third quarter before adding a touchdown midway through the fourth to temporarily stop running time. Yet Ellsworth/Sumner put running time back into effect with 1:26 to go when freshman Dustin Dupert ran 35 yards for his first varsity touchdown and the game’s final points.On defense, Charlie Hughes and Ethan DesJardin posted four solo tackles and two assisted tackles apiece with the latter also recording a sack. Cameron Cote and Jeremy Card had fumble recoveries for the Eagles in the first half.Williams had 162 rushing yards for the Eagles, who finished the night with 341 as a team. Yet Ellsworth/Sumner coaches and players also praised Hughes, who bruised his way for 45 yards and four first downs up the middle.“That’s just my style,” Hughes said. “I just like going straight north. I hate cutting back, and I hate going east and west. Running straight at the defense, that’s what I do.”Crawford’s return from an illness that had kept him out of fall camp as well as the Eagles’ opening loss against Dexter was a significant boost for the team. Few Ellsworth/Sumner players seen more game action than Crawford since the start of the 2016 season, and the junior earned meaningful snaps on both sides of the ball throughout the first half before the Eagles rested their starters in the second.“Connor is still a little out of shape because he missed the first game and didn’t have the chance to be in two-a-days with us, but we see him getting healthier each week,” Hughes said. “He showed with that touchdown early on that he’s back and ready to go for us.”The next game for Ellsworth/Sumner will be on the road against Washington Academy (1-1) at 7 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 14. The Raiders defeated Stearns/Schenck 28-20 in their first game before losing to Dexter by 29 points — the same margin by which Dexter beat the Eagles in Week 1 — in their most recent contest.Although Ellsworth/Sumner has beaten Washington Academy three years in a row, the Raiders still have the weapons to make life difficult for the Eagles. The Raiders have a strong ground attack behind quarterback Finn Furth and running back Jayden Talbot, and they will also get to play the Eagles at home after playing in Ellsworth the past two years.Yet Ellsworth/Sumner is ready for that challenge. The Eagles showed against Orono that they could stop the run and contain opposing quarterbacks, two things they’ll have to do again if they want to improve to 2-1.“Two of our keys to the game were to have our offensive line control the line of scrimmage on the offensive line and keep contain on defense, and we did both those things,” Ellsworth/Sumner head coach Duane Crawford said. “We did those things really well, and now we have to do them next week in Washington Academy and when we face other teams down the line.”Bucksport, MDI post shutout winsBucksport and Mount Desert Island joined Ellsworth/Sumner with decisive wins in their first road games of the season Friday to give Hancock County a perfect record in Week 2.In Millinocket, Bucksport scored early and often against Stearns/Schenck (0-2) to post a 54-0 victory. The Golden Bucks (2-0) have now outscored their opponents 117-6 over their first two games.MDI (1-1) gave Mark Arnold his first victory as the team’s head coach with a 22-0 win over Hampden Academy (0-2). Senior running back Elijah Joyce rushed for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans in the win.MDI will return home to face defending Class C champion Maine Central Institute (1-1) at 7 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 14. Bucksport will be on the road against Dexter (2-0) in a pivotal Class D North showdown at 1 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 15. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Bio
Saturday marked the 8th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, where organizations such as the Venice Heritage Foundation, Getty Research Institute and the University of California, Irvine Libraries Special Collections set up public exhibitions in Doheny Memorial Library.SoCal buff · Jon Leonoudakis, one of the presenters on Saturday, is shown with a detached finger and hair of Tom Dewhirst, a former baseball player. – Jessica Zhou | Daily Trojan This is the fourth year the event has been held at Doheny and its sixth year at USC. The event is hosted by the USC Libraries and planned by L.A. as Subject, a research alliance that connects more than 230 archival collections held by both institutions and individuals. The only requirement to participate in the bazaar is to hold a collection that focuses on Los Angeles.“It’s so important to instill a sense of place into the next generation,” said Todd von Hoffman, president of the Venice Heritage Foundation. “When [people] have a sense of pride of where they live, they are much more apt to […] impart that enthusiasm and respect for history unto the next generation.”The event hosted many exhibits highlighting parts of California history in unique ways, including a display that was distinguished by a large basketball-sized plastic orange looming more than 6 feet above the ground. David Boulé used the exhibit to display his extensive research on the California orange and his latest book, in which he examines the impact of the orange on California’s agricultural industry and our cultural image of California.Special events and panels were also held throughout the day, such as “Craft Brewing in L.A.: Tastes and Traditions.” In this panel, brewmaster Dieter Foerstner of Angel City Brewery discussed the history of American beer, the resurgence of craft brewing in Los Angeles and the birth of some of the brewery’s more quirky brews: the “Avocado Ale,” inspired by guacamole, and the “French Sip,” a brew crafted to taste like au jus.Later in the day, participants were provided a preview to The Good Giants, a documentary about the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black regiment of the army, and the irony behind their liberation of Italian villages in WWII while being treated as second-class citizens in America.Inspired by PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, the Los Angeles Preservation Network held their own “Archives Roadshow” at this year’s bazaar. Here, individuals could bring their documents and photographs of historical significance, and have them examined and digitized by professional archivists. Participants also received instructions on how to best handle and preserve their documents.The bazaar has recently grown in recognition among those who work in history, and also has much to offer for the participating institutions.“There are 10 percent more exhibitors each year,” said Liza Posas, coordinator for L.A. as Subject. “It gives them an opportunity to evolve how they promote their institution. [The exhibitors] have learned how to articulate themselves and make their exhibits fun and relevant. It’s a networking opportunity.”The event participants hail primarily from the greater Los Angeles community. Many professional archivists and historians as well as history buffs and students from other colleges attended. Many of the historians emphasized how important history is to education at all levels.“Where’s the first place the government cuts in a crisis? Library and archives. Math and science are heavily valued, but history is also important,” said Nancy Saul-Larson, an archivist and historian with the Topanga Historical Society.Kevin Lopez, a junior majoring in chemical biology, entered Doheny Library in search of books for his Writing 340 class, but soon struck up into a conversation with the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America.“I really appreciate the interest for people to document the past,” Lopez said. “Preservation of culture through technology, and its ability to help me develop connections with my heritage, really caught my interest.”For Jessica Zhou, a freshman majoring in business administration, the sheer amount of history in Los Angeles was what drew her to the event.“I’ve always liked history,” Zhou said. “This may or may not become a hobby for me, but will I be back next year? Definitely.”Posas was excited that students were interested in the subject and getting involved.“Everybody has history,” Posas said. “We don’t have to celebrate the history of those who conquered, those who win, those who are stars, but the everyday person. I hope people understand that it starts with their history, and ripples outward into an engagement with history.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan