Green Room Group – Intersindical RTVV Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:24:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Green Room Group – Intersindical RTVV 32 32 Advanced Breast Cancer: The part of the journey that no one talks about. Here is how you can help. Mon, 11 Oct 2021 22:24:56 +0000

On Wednesday night, Rochester’s landmarks are among more than 225 across the country that will light up in metastatic breast cancer colors pink, green and teal. The event is called Light Up MBC.

The effort is to raise awareness and fund the fight against advanced breast cancer. A resident of Fairport, NY, Andrea Reynolds is a New York Ambassador for Light Up MBC. The mother of two was only 31 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Five years after finishing treatment, the cancer came back and had spread to his bones. Now she is fighting hard for research dollars to save her life and thousands like her.

“I think the culture around breast cancer has turned all pink, put pink on everything,” Reynolds said. “People think they claim their hearts are in the right place, but they don’t realize where the money is going or sometimes things with pink on them really don’t go anywhere. It’s just a marketing tool. So it is very important that the people who really want to support breast cancer – pretty much everyone – put their money and support in a place that will be more effective. “

While only 5% of breast cancer research funding is spent on treating metastatic breast cancer, the disease accounts for 98% of breast cancer deaths. If you would like to donate to research for MBC, you can donate to METAvivor, the nonprofit group that raises funds exclusively for metastatic breast cancer research.

The Breast Cancer Coalition’s efforts to raise awareness about metastatic breast cancer are the oldest in New York State. In addition to providing educational and psychosocial support, the BCCR also offers grants to local breast cancer researchers.

To donate to BCCR, click here.

There is no cure for metastatic breast cancer. The average life expectancy is three years. But that doesn’t mean it’s a hopeless journey. The story of Palmyra resident Pam Polashenski is proof of this. It seems to be the image of health. The 52-year-old sports doctor is passionate about volleyball, hiking, boating and in her spare time, she loves rappelling through waterfalls in Costa Rica.

But in October 2018, she learned that the breast cancer she had tamed a year before was back – spreading with manic virulence throughout her back and bones. She discovered it just an hour before a volleyball game.

“And on the team there was my husband and one of my daughters,” Polashensky said. “And all of my girls were local at the time, so I asked the other two to come join us for a drink where we play volleyball. And we kind of went into an unused room and I told them . “

That day marked the start of a multi-year effort to find drugs to keep cancer at bay. In the summer of 2021, the chemo to keep her cancer at bay stopped working.

“And I was preparing both for the end of my life, but I was also kind of defending getting my hands on this drug that my oncologist said could be a game-changer,” Polashenski said.

The drug is effective in lung cancer patients with a rare genetic mutation, a mutation that Polashenski shares. This drug has never been tested before on other types of cancer. Initially, his insurer refused to pay for the drug, which costs $ 18,000 per month. And the manufacturer of the drug refused to provide it for free.

“And that happened for a week, when I was in really bad shape. I started getting oxygen 24/7. I couldn’t walk without help. My daughters m ‘were helping to dress me. It looked bad, “Polashensky said. noted.

And then, in a last-minute decision, his insurer finally agreed to pay for the drug that would turn out to be just miraculous.

“So I just remember Monday – I started it on Thursday – a fog rising from my head. We checked my oxygen levels and I didn’t need oxygen anymore so I was able to m ‘cleared it and I walked. “

And weeks after getting the drug, she was doing four mile hikes and sliding down slides with her nephew at Seabreeze.

It is important to note that Pam has a rare genetic mutation and this new drug is specific to her mutation. But her story serves as proof that the answers lie in a lab with a researcher who has the funds to find them.

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Joe Mixon is active against the Packers Sun, 10 Oct 2021 16:38:44 +0000

Bates teamed up with strong security Vonn Bell to form one of the best security groups in the NFL. Going into Sunday’s game, they’re one of only two teams with three safeties ranked in Pro Football Focus’s top 19. Ricardo Allen (4), Bates (11) and Bell (19) join the Bills in this group. And they also pick up Allen on Sunday after his three-week stint in the casualty reserve with a broken arm.

But with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the other side with a team of talented players, Bates says everyone in defense faces their biggest challenge of the young season.

“It will be a bigger test because at all levels, in the wide receiver room, in the running room, in the quarterback, they’re all top players in this league,” Bates said. “That’s why it’s going to be more of a challenge for us. Nothing against the team we’ve played before because we’ve faced other Hall of Fame quarterbacks (read Steelers), but it’s a big deal. C ‘It’s a very good offense, very explosive. Can’t wait to see how we can get out. “

Paul Dehner, Jr. of The Athletic asked Bates a good question during last week’s media session. He wanted to know if Bates could remember the names of the quarterbacks that gave him his nine career interceptions.

Talk about a guy who is not living on his laurels. He must have been pushed to remember that he had gotten Jameis Winston on his only career choice. In the classic free safety style, he had better memories of those he had let go.

“Ryan Tannehil twice, Joe Flacco was my first, Derek Carr,” Bates said. “I should have had Big Ben twice but I let them down. Philip Rivers. Yeah, I had Jameis Winston. That’s all I can think of.”

There are also Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Alex Smith. He’s a Super Bowl MVP in Flacco, an NFL MVP in Jackson, and a possible Hall of Fame in Rivers. Bates knows Rodgers is going to the Hall.

“We always have conversations with my family and friends,” Bates said. “If I get an interception, I have to walk up to him and say, hey, can I get your autograph? I hope I can do it.

“He’s obviously one of the best players we’ve ever seen in this league.”

Bates would like to add one of the bigger ones to his list.

“That should be everyone’s goal as a safety in this league,” Bates said. “There are a bunch of really good quarterbacks out there, that’s something I’m looking forward to.”

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Looking Ahead: Detroit High School Draws Dangerous Vikings WR Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:07:30 +0000

ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions are back on the road, staying inside NFC North for their Week 5 game with the Minnesota Vikings. Detroit (0-4) and Minnesota (1-3) are looking to catch second-placed Chicago Bears and keep pace with Green Bay Packers.

The Lions were decimated by injuries in the first four weeks, with Romeo Okwara (Achilles) and Frank Ragnow (toe) the last to head to the injured reserve. Dan Campbell also said he didn’t expect Taylor Decker to return by Sunday’s game against the Vikings, while casting doubt on the status of sought-after rookie Penei Sewell. Evan Brown is expected to fill the role of Ragnow, while the Lions take the week to monitor Sewell’s status.

“We’re going to be smart with what we’re doing in terms of the game plan to try to help our guys and not just them but everyone, we’ve come back and tried to really look at what we think we’re doing right,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “We are four weeks away now. What are our guys doing right? Knowing what we have ahead of time and what they (the Vikings) have, how can we help them? The plan is taken care of that way a bit. And again, we were able to play complementary football. We can’t get into one of them like we have been, we can’t have one where we’re at the bottom and we’re in two minute mode and have to run it every play and they know it , we know that and it doesn’t serve us well all the time.

This article will go over the squad stats, taking a look at the history of the series, betting lines and shining a light on the Vikings players:

Team statistics 2021:

DVOA offensive classification: 21st Lions | Vikings 14th

DVOA defensive ranking: 31st Lions | Vikings 14th

Net Yards Gained Per Pass Attempt: Lions 5.8 (23rd) | Vikings 6.6 (17th)

Ground yards per attempt: Lions 4.3 (13th) | Vikings 4.2 (15th)

Points per game: Lions 20.3 (24th) | Vikings 23.5 (17th)

Points allowed per match: Lions 29.8 (29th) | Vikings 23.0 (11th)

Net yards allowed per overtaking attempt: Lions 9.0 (31st) | Vikings 7.2 (25th)

Precipitation courses authorized per attempt: Lions 4.4 (19th) | Vikings 4.8 (28th)

Take away food : Lion 4 | Vikings 2

Spotlight on Minnesota players: Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson have already totaled 50 catches, 565 yards and seven touchdowns in four games, each with a decent portion of those numbers. Thielen is still good at what he does, a little bit of everything while providing clean roads and safe hands.

The duo helped Kirk Cousins ​​deliver impressive numbers despite the team leaving the 1-3. Cousins ​​protected the ball, completing 108 of 157 passes for 1,121 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception. He hasn’t lost a single fumble despite seven sacks in four games. It is a step in the right direction for this offense. NFL Next Gen Stats has Cousins ​​averaging the third lowest planned overhead yards, so while the passing game is brewing in some spots, it’s not forcing it down. Thielen’s numbers capture that best, with the double Pro Bowler averaging 6.7 yards per target, a career low. Jefferson’s numbers in that department are down more than two full yards from his impressive rookie season at 9.1 yards per target this year.

The rushed attack was inconsistent with Dalvin Cook suffering from an ankle injury. Cook missed the team’s match of Week 3, then returned to run up against the impressive wall of Cleveland defensemen last week. Cook ran nine times for 34 yards while substitute Alexander Mattison added 20 yards on 10 attempts. Both fullbacks have shown an ability to do so, with Cook running 51 times for 226 yards and a touchdown with Mattison adding 145 yards on 40 attempts.

Detroit’s defense limped in this game, losing Romeo Okwara for the season to an Achilles tendon injury. The Lions are already without Jeff Okudah and Ifetu Melifonwu, with Trey Flowers missing the previous two games. They’ve been playing with security rotations in recent weeks, filling the role of Jamie Collins with a combination of rookie Derrick Barnes and Jalen Reeves-Maybin.

Bobby Price, a recently converted defenseman, started the previous two games as a cornerback with Okudah and Melifonwu out. He fought mightily in Chicago last week, ultimately losing snaps to Jerry Jacobs in the second half. Daryl Worley saw work safe, pushing Will Harris off the bench while playing next to Tracy Walker. Dean Marlowe has also maintained a role for the previous two weeks, doing most of his work in the box. That said, it’s a brutal clash to attract the Minnesota pass attack highlighted by two very good wide receivers Cousins ​​isn’t afraid to feed.

“I think he did a good job,” Campbell said of Jacobs. “I thought he stepped in and done his job, played hard, and so I think he deserves a chance, but I also think Bobby still has his chance to help us as that team. But yeah, I thought Jerry had stepped in and done some good things.

Star Vikings passing carrier Danielle Hunter picked up where he left off, scoring five sacks in the first four games after missing all of 2020. He’s back to share the pitch with old friend Everson Griffen , who added two sacks and four quarterback hits in three games. DJ Wonnum started out on the other side of Hunter, with Griffen playing a rotating role. Despite the pressure, the Vikings struggled to systematically stop the race or keep business in front of them in the air.

Anthony Barr is expected to make his return this week through coach Mike Zimmer, which could give this squad a boost. Barr missed most of last season with a torn pectoral muscle, then suffered a knee injury at this point. Eric Kendricks already has 47 tackles and a sack in four games, so he has maintained the linebacker room and more. Harrison Smith and Xavier Woods kept him at security points, this reshaped defense starting to come together.

Cleveland’s Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt’s brace gave games to Minnesota last week, combining 169 yards and one touchdown on 35 attempts. The week before? The Vikings went to Seattle and beat the Seahawks 30-17, the defense keeping the Seahawks off the field, locking them in on the third down. Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow ripped high school in the first two weeks, highlighting Minnesota’s main defense problem.

It’s another interesting clash between Detroit’s floundering pass attack and Minnesota’s struggling high school. Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander and Bashaud Breeland saw the most work in the cornerback room, with second-year cornerback Cameron Dantzler making his way into the rotation. It was tough for the top three in this room, allowing a total of 42 receptions on 56 targets for 621 yards and six touchdowns in four games.

“He’s got (Zimmer) his stuff that he’s loved to do for a long time, of course,” Lions quarterback Jared Goff said. “But at the same time, it’s a defense that evolves every year and it’s still early this season, so they are still evolving. I’m sure being a division opponent they will have something for us and we’ll see what it is. You know with him it’s an aggressive defensive style and they want to be like that.

Line of bet: The bettors have the Vikings favored by 8.5 and nine points in the middle of the week. The over / under total is 49.5 points.

Series history: The Vikings lead the all-time streak 78-39-2, on a seven-game winning streak in this weekend’s game. See below for the five most recent meetings:

2021 – Vikings 37, Lions 35

2020 – Vikings 34, Lions 20

2019 – Vikings 20, Lions 7

2019 – Vikings 42, Lions 30

2018 – Vikings 27, Lions 9

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Two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh’s former mansion hits market for $ 42 million Thu, 07 Oct 2021 02:01:25 +0000

The waterfront estate once owned by former Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is on the market for $ 42 million. The fully remodeled 11,709 square foot mansion is the only ready-to-move-in residence available on prestigious North Bay Road in Miami Beach. Famous neighbors include Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Karlie Kloss, and Joshua Kushner.

Upon arrival in the green and lush landscape, guests will be greeted by a living green wall and a garden courtyard with water facilities that highlight the perimeter of the house. Developed by AquaBlue Group and conceptualized by Touzet Studio, the renovated gut home features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a warm contemporary feel created with perfectly placed wood and stone throughout.

The large double-height room is surrounded by glass, showcasing a captivating view of the bay and the garden. Every corner of the house is positioned to perfectly match the finest finishes, from custom joinery to Italian marble slabs.

The master suite is as sumptuous as it includes large closets, an oversized bathroom with a tub and two sinks, a morning kitchen and, of course, breathtaking views. The huge kitchen is any chef’s dream with custom cabinetry, a large island and seating.

The outdoor oasis features a mosaic-tiled infinity pool, independent outdoor kitchen and cabana-shaped bathroom, as well as separate guest accommodations. The fully automated smart home also includes a commercial grade elevator.

The seller is looking for an overall record, but still a price per square foot ($ 3,500) lower than other recent sales like the former Phil Collins home, previously owned by Jennifer Lopez, at 5800 North Bay Road. This home sold for $ 39 million at about $ 4,000 per square foot.

6396 North Bay Road is listed by Albert Justo and Mirce Curkoski with the Waterfront team at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. For a virtual tour of the property, click here.

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Green Room: Call for a reset of the arts, lounge of the rejected Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:08:22 +0000

Arts “reset” on the agenda

More than 30 artistic leaders, artists, writers, academics and policy makers from across Australia will speak at a two-day conference in Adelaide next month calling for “a bold new public agenda for the arts”.

Reset: a new public agenda for the arts will be presented by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) and Reset (a collaborative group representing the three universities in South Australia) in the face of what organizers describe as the “undeniable crises” facing the industry.

UniSA Professor Justin O’Connor says that instead of doubling down on economic arguments, the sector must “put art and culture back at the center of our democracy and the public services needed to meet the challenges of decades future ” .

“The conference offers ideas and discussions on resetting arts and culture policy and advocacy, moving beyond progressive tinkering to a much bolder, public and progressive agenda.

Daytime events will be featured in Flinders Victoria Square, with speakers including TV presenter and actress Julia Zemiro, Shadow Minister of the Arts Tony Burke, Adelaide Writers’ Week director Jo Dyer, writers Ben Eltham and Andrew P Street, the choreographer and the new Australian Dance Theater. artistic director Daniel Riley, outgoing Adelaide Festival executive director Elaine Chia, writer and director Alexis West, and artists Ali Baker and Elaine Crombie.

Artists, academics, activists and artistic leaders are also invited to submit ideas (here) for a session titled I’ll take this as a comment, which will feature seven-minute presentations on how to transform the arts and culture sector (deadline for submission is October 24). You will find more details on the speakers, the program and how to register here.

Immerse yourself in this

Immersion: screens will transport the public to different animated environments.

An animated 360-degree show anchored in nature and presented in a specially designed space will be the centerpiece of a new month-long event dubbed Immerse at West End hub Light.

Immerse event director Nathan Beazley says the show – called Immersion and created with visual effects artists, including Creative Director Adam Paschke, will take audiences on a 45-minute journey through time to discover how water shaped the world.

Visitors can interact with the show – toss virtual paintballs at the city, control schools of fish with body movements, spotlight animals in the dark Australian bush or bring plants to life in an ancient rainforest. “says Beazley.

Immersion will be presented from November 5 to 28 in a specially constructed space, Ellipse, on the first floor of the Light building in Light Square, with a 360-degree Dicolor LED display that spans 13m by 8m in an oval shape and reaches 4 m high. It uses the technology usually used in online games.

“Imagine virtual reality but shared with 39 other people and not a headset or controller in sight,” says Beazley. “As you walk through the Ellipse, the screens will take you to different places. These lively environments will look and feel like they are spreading in all directions, making you feel like you are there in a huge open space.

Immerse will take place November 5-28 at Light, incorporating live performances at The Lab, facilities and what organizers describe as “augmented reality” food and wine tasting experiences. The full program is online.

“Salon of the rejected”

The Salon des Refusés – dubbed the Archibald and Wynne Prize’s ‘alternative’ exhibit – comes to Adelaide this month for the first time in its 30-year history.

Tania Wursig Chakita, a double portrait of couple Nikita Majajas and Charlie Villas, won the audience award in 2021 Salon des Refusés.

The exhibition will be on display at the David Roche Foundation House Museum in North Adelaide from October 9 to December 11, with more than 50 works chosen from the hundreds of entries in the Archibald Prize for Portrait and the Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting and sculpture of figures that have not been selected for display in official exhibitions of the Art Gallery of NSW.

They include 2021 Archibald Prize participants such as Craig Ruddy’s I am Gulpilil – Portrait of David Gulpilil, Wendy sharpe Taylor Fontaine and the Magda Szubanskis and Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa) Self-portrait with trunks and twigs. The Wynne Prize selections include works by Warren Crossett, Kathryn Ryan, Ann Thomson and Rhoda Tjitayi. (See the full list here.)

The original Salon des Refusés (Salon of the Rejected) was held in Paris in 1863, and the Australian version has been presented annually since 1992 at the National Trust SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

“The Salon des Refusés The exhibition follows the renegade spirit and tradition of an alternative salon and enables a debate on evolving definitions of contemporary portraiture with art that is guaranteed to be witty, controversial and engaging, ”said Jane Watters, director of the SH gallery Ervin.

Windmill will debut on television

Beep and death producer Kaye Weeks, director Rosemary Myers and designer Jonathon Oxlade. Photo: Shane Reid

Production has started in Adelaide on a new children’s television series based on Windmill Theater Company’s award-winning show, Beep.

Beep and death is the local company’s first foray into television and is produced with ABC and Screen Australia, with support from SA Film Corporation. Described as a multimedia show for preschoolers, it revolves around two friends from different worlds and will premiere on ABC Kids at the end of 2022.

“Throughout the creative development of this series, we have tapped into our theatrical roots but also incorporated new technologies,” director Rosemary Myers said of Beep and death, which is designed by Jonathon Oxlade, a regular contributor to Windmill.

“The result is a contemporary hybrid form of puppet that mixes hand and rod puppets with puppets of post-animated objects. In an animation-dominated screen landscape, we want to create a textured, constructed world that kids feel like they can almost walk in and walk around. “

According to SAFC CEO Kate Croser, this will be South Australia’s first children’s studio program in over a decade.

Light up the alley

New light-based artwork by emerging South Australian artist Anna Revesz is currently lighting up Produce Lane in the West End.

The works are from the Revesz series Surrealism in the dark and it is said that they “explore the idea of ​​chance and how it can lead both the artist and the public on unexpected paths, towards surprising discoveries”. While the light boxes (Photo) can be viewed at any time, the screenings can be seen every evening from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.

They are presented as part of the Produce Lane initiative, which is part of the Hindley Street Improvement Plan, which is implemented through a partnership between TAFE SA, Adelaide College of Arts and the City of Adelaide.

Anna Revesz, Surrealism in the dark, 2021, installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and the City of Adelaide. Photo: Sarita Burnett

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Week 4 snapshot tally shows Steelers’ limited options in key positions Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:30:00 +0000

After seeing a unicorn in Green Bay in the form of not only an offensive score in the first quarter but an opening touchdown, Pittsburgh Steelers fans got to see the same old Steelers struggling to move the ball, with the exception of Najee Harris, on offense and getting saves in defense.

Looking at the number of snaps this week, it’s easy to see how few options are left on the depth board.


Joe Haeg replaced Chukwuma Okorafor against the Bengals and was not very good. He was better this week as the line put together their most consistent and efficient game this year, they have improved noticeably every week, and they still haven’t hit the ‘good’ level yet. But you can tell they weren’t bad this week, and that’s a huge improvement.

That improved line showed what Najee Harris can do with proper blocking, and Harris was once again the best offensive player on the pitch. Yes, he hasn’t hit all the holes, but he does more than make up for every mistake he makes.

Benny Snell was Harris’ main replacement again, and once again showed he had never been good at the job. He plays his best when he’s the main player, but he’s not efficient enough to justify that role. Kalen Ballage received his first offensive snaps as Steeler, but couldn’t touch the ball. We’ll see if Ballage can get past Snell for the role of the full-back that comes to bring home how good Najee Harris is.

Ray-Ray McCloud was only given a few snaps again after arriving last week when the Steelers lost multiple receivers, Cody White even got a few snaps against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. James Washington’s is presented again, as he usually does, looks good when the quarterback looks terrible.

Eric Ebron tripled his season catch total from 1 to 3. His 2 catches on 2 targets give him his first 100% catch rate match of his Steelers tenure. He also placed behind Pat Freiermuth and Zach Gentry in yards. Steeler’s tight ends were 4/4 with 29 yards on the game. Not the production we expected from a venue with Freiermuth and Ebron.

Where do the Steelers go from here? There is talent on the pitch, but no production to match. The offensive line has taken the lion’s share since Week 1, but it is improving and the offense is not. The negativity surrounding Ben Roethlisberger and the fans’ faith that he will be a game-changer as they are used to seeing him after a bad game seems to be fading away.

The Steelers aren’t likely to put Roethlisberger on the bench, but looking at the roster, where else can fans hope for a spark?


We’re going to jump right into what I consider to be the top snapshots on this list. Last week it was announced that Arthur Maulet played all the nickel snaps and Tre Norwood and James Pierre played the dime snaps. Watching the movies from last week and looking for them in this week’s game, it held up. Tre Norwood has movies there now, and the rookie’s flaws are going to be exploited by veteran receivers. In dimes, they can protect him more. Maulet was not great, but he was solid. James Pierre is a sophomore player, but he still has areas in which he needs to grow. This isn’t the veteran squad the Steelers had in 2019 and 2020, and there are clear areas for teams to attack this secondary, and they are I do.

It becomes clear that Joe Schobert won’t be good in the role of linebacker Buck, he’s more of a Mike in this defense. To be clear, these are no longer positions on this defense, the roles of Buck or Mike change with play. Devin Bush has been better as linebacker Mike, but with this roster he is the best ILB to face the blockers. , blitz and traffic navigation. He’s not 100%, I saw Aaron Jones run away from Bush and turn the corner towards him, the first time I saw this happen to Bush, his speed is not there right now .

Speaking of not playing at full speed, TJ Watt didn’t seem like 100% either. When Dupree and Watt were together, the quarterbacks did not overtake the Steelers rushers. Aaron Rogers did that to TJ Watt this week. On the pitch and playing hard doesn’t mean you’re 100%, and while Watt did have a good shot and was one of the best players in defense, he clearly wasn’t 100%. Ingram and Highsmith both played, and they both looked good, but not great. You must be wondering how much more we can get from them and how much they will need dominant TJ Watt to produce.

On the defensive line, Isaiah Buggs has played the most games this season, both in total shots and percentage. In fact, he matched his career in snaps and set a new mark for percentage of snaps. He didn’t play badly at all, he had a good game. But we also know the limits of Bugs. He won’t give the Steelers what Stephon Tuitt or Tyson Alualu give them. Buggs is a nice reserve, and he’s stepped up for the Steelers this week, but in a game where the line struggled in the running game, and didn’t put much pressure on Aaron Rogers, that’s not enough. The Steelers need impact play, and there aren’t many places to get it.

The injury report will be critical to watch this week as the team prepares for the Denver Broncos in Week 5 at Heinz Field. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest black and gold news and notes as they continue throughout the regular season.

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New Book Sheds Light on 19th Century ‘Floating University’: The Harriman Expedition to Alaska Sun, 03 Oct 2021 01:31:46 +0000

The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899: Scientists, Naturalists, Artists, and More Document America’s Last Frontier

By John J. Michalik. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2021. 270 pages. $ 49.95 paper or $ 22.49 Kindle.

In the summer of 1899, railroad magnate EH Harriman took his family and a few friends on a tour of the Alaskan coast. Since there was plenty of room on the ship, and because he had personal wealth and interest, he invited 30 of the country’s top scientists, artists, and nature writers to join the group in what we called a “floating university”. Scientists mapped out the route, stopping along the way to observe, measure and collect. One particularly exciting event was the ship’s passage through a previously unexplored fjord in Prince William Sound, now called Harriman Fjord.

By the end of the two-month cruise, which went from Seattle across the Bering Sea to the Russian coast, the group had gathered more than 100 specimen trunks and taken 5,000 photographs. The findings of the expedition were then written up in 13 volumes which provide a biotic basis still referenced today. Papers written by participants have also played an important role in future conservation efforts, in understanding glacial dynamics in the face of climate change, and in valuing Alaska’s natural and human resources.

Many of the participants, primarily in their field, will not be familiar to today’s readers, but some will stand out. William Dall (“Alaska’s first scientist”), George Bird Grinnell (first ecologist and student of Native cultures) and Grove Carl Gilbert (pioneer glaciologist) were among them. Naturalists and writers John Muir and John Burroughs, the young Edward Curtis (who went on to pursue a career in American Indian photography), bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes (behind renowned Audubon) and the well-known landscapers R Swain Gifford and Fred Dellenbaugh were also included.

The most recent book to tell the story of the expedition is an extremely well-researched and in-depth account that presents new details, largely from unpublished sources, including diaries kept by members of the expedition, and a 21st century perspective. Its author, John J. Michalik, whose previous writings dealt with legal and management topics, retired the project, he says, as a pledge to a former college history professor. Previously originally from Seattle and now living in Arizona, he does not appear to have any connection to Alaska or to have visited it as part of his research.

Michalik’s book, after an introduction and a section on Harriman’s humble beginnings and his rise to great wealth, is divided into five sections of several chapters each, from the first idea of ​​the expedition to “its wake” – this what it meant scientifically and culturally and how it influenced the subsequent careers of the participants. The three middle sections trace the route from coastal waters already familiar to travelers, to “the road less traveled” to the north, then the return trip.

Particularly fresh and valuable information appears in a final chapter which recounts the stopover of the expedition, on its return trip, to the Tlingit village of Cape Fox (Gaash) in southeast Alaska. Here, the author specifies, through his study of the primary materials, that the members of the expedition did not avidly plunder the unoccupied village, as it is commonly said, but debated at length before deciding to collect totem poles and other cultural materials for the institutions they represented. It was obvious to them that the village, disappearing behind a wall of alders and thick brush, had not been occupied for several years and had already been searched and ransacked by other visitors. (Members of the expedition were unaware that the villagers had relocated to Saxman, near Ketchikan. They speculated that they might have abandoned the area because of smallpox.) Either way. , the group also took 10 totems and house poles from the site. like smaller objects.

Michalik takes care to put the fundraising in its context. At the time, museums largely built their collections for scientific study and education, and cultural artifacts were considered analogous to animal specimens. “In American culture at the time, this – ‘good’ or ‘bad’ by today’s measures – was not seen as dishonorable, and it was not uncommon either. Michalik also discusses the difference in how property was viewed; for the expeditionaries, the property was considered abandoned, whereas under Tlingit law it was temporarily uninhabited and belonged, in any case, to the clan, regardless of where its individual members lived.

In the last part of this chapter, Michalik recounts the repatriation in 2001 of some poles and other objects by members of the Harriman Retraced team. A reconciliation and friendship ceremony was held on the beach in front of the old village site, involving descendants of the Harriman family and villagers from Gaash, and the repatriated items were then delivered to Saxman.

The story of this retrace and repatriation is told in “The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change, 1899-2001”, edited by Thomas S. Litwin. It includes contributions from Sheila Nickerson, Rosita Worl, Kim Heacox, Brenda Norcross, Aron Crowell, William Cronen, Kathy Frost, Vivian Mendenhall, Richard Nelson and others who were part of the trace team. Other popular books on the expedition include “Looking Far North: The Harriman Expedition to Alaska, 1899,” by Texas historians William H. Goetzmann and Kay Sloan (1982), “The Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000 -Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, The Last Great American Frontier “by Mark Adams (2018), and this reviewer’s own” Green Alaska: Dreams from the Far Coast “(1999.)

“The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 ″ is a welcome addition not only to the record of the expedition’s accomplishments, but also to an understanding of their implications for the history and life of the United States and Alaska. It is unfortunate that his publisher evaluated him to discourage many who would be drawn to him.

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