#704: We travel to Australia, the Olympics and the zoo – and represent the United States everywhere


Independence Hall: Welcome to Friday, dear readers, and not just any Friday but the first Friday of July 2022, and the precipice of a glorious three-day weekend.

With that, a quick and sweet reminder that your beloved calendar newsletter is taking a vacation on Monday – back next week with new website content and your regular July 6 newsletter.

Please celebrate responsibly this weekend. And with so much wrong with our city on a hill, please try to celebrate all that is good about America, all that was good once and all that can be good again.

Animal instinct: As for today, it’s July 1, a rather difficult day in the whole animal kingdom – it’s both American Zoo Day (Which one is supposed like a party, but…) and international chicken wing day (poultry game indeed).

Meanwhile, having nothing to do with animals but sounding like they do is otherwise self-explanatory. National Early Bird Day.

I missed it by this a lot: And speaking of early arrivals, July 1st is also celebrated as Day of the second half of the yearalthough July 2 – the 183rd day of every non-leap year, which means there are 182 days behind and 182 ahead – is technically the midpoint and July 3 mathematically begins the second half.

Survival mode: Far better at math (and equally interested in animals) were Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, who natural selection summarized for the Linnean Society of London on July 1, 1858.

Predating the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s seminal work “The Origin of Species”, the 1858 summary is remembered as the birth of evolutionism and modern biology.

Meet the press: Probably spitting out a few copies of “Origin” was the first linotype machine put into commercial use – installed 136 years ago today in the typesetting room of the New York Tribune, where it produced daily newspapers and consumer books.

New zoo review: You’ve probably been wondering for several paragraphs why today, of every day, is America’s Zoo Day – well, it was that date in 1874 when the nation’s first zoo opened in Philadelphia.

Touristic guide: After zoos but long before doping, there was the Tour de France, the most famous cycling race in the world. rolled up in the history books July 1, 1903.

2, 4 … who do we appreciate? And it was on this date in 1941 that Commercial television broadcasting authorized by the FCC officially started in the United States.

Among the stations that went live that day were New York-based WCBW (now WCBS-TV Channel 2) and New York-based WNBT (now WNBC-TV Channel 4).

Queen of Heaven: Pioneering English aviator Amy Johnson (1903-1941) – the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia and owner of several flight distance records circa 1930s – would be 119 years old today.

Also born on July 1, German physician Karl von Vierordt (1818-1884), who advanced the blood pressure science; American educator and grammarian William Strunk Jr. (1869-1946), who said it in style; the iconic American entrepreneur Estée Lauder (1908-2004), the substance behind the style; Born in Great Britain Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020), who shared “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and was “Gone with the Wind”; and modern english tragedy Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer, 1961-1997).

The flash: And bow, Frederick Carlton “Carl” Lewis! The nine-time Olympic gold medalist and eight-time World Championships gold medalist in athletics – among the most decorated athletes in the history of athletics – turns 61 today.

Wish Sports Illustrated’s 20th Century “Olympian of the Century” at [email protected], where your topical tips rush to the forefront and your calendar events always reach the podium.

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Cell (un)blocked: Science is closer than ever to understanding what really makes human cells tick.

Introducing the “Cycling Microarray Assay,” a breakthrough biomedical research tool with the potential to significantly advance molecular diagnostics, drug discovery, and many other disciplines. Designed to complement genomics, transcriptomics and other genome sequencing technologies, the microarray test – known professionally as CycMIST, for “cyclic multiplex in situ labeling” – facilitates “functional protein analysis” inside a single cell human, scanning hundreds of proteins at work, triggering large-scale experimentation and otherwise pulling back the curtain on the “cellular machinery”.

Detailed in June in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature Communications, the CycMIST microchip assay shows great promise for identifying – and pharmaceutically attacking – targets at the cellular level, according to lead author Liwei Yang, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Stony University Brook and head of the university. Multiplex Biotechnology Laboratory. “The assay allows for comprehensive assessment of cellular functions and physiological status by examining 100 times more protein types than conventional immunofluorescence staining,” Yang noted. “[This] is a distinctive feature that cannot be achieved by any other similar technology. »

Seasonal dishes: There is no summer vacation in Island Harvest Food Bankwhich is expected to serve 159,490 meals this season to thousands of children in need.

That’s the estimate of the Melville-based hunger relief leader, now knee-deep in his summer food service program, administered by the US Department of Agriculture. Food and Nutrition Service and is expected to run through September 3. Spread across 35 sites across Long Island, the regional effort will help feed more than 2,500 school-age children (18 and under) who rely on free breakfast and lunch programs through the nine months of school . in session.

With the USDA calculating that about 15 percent of national households with children are food insecure, Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of the Island Harvest Food Bank, called the summer program “critical relief” for hundreds of struggling Long Island families . “Summer should be a time of fun for kids and their families, not a time for worrying about having enough to eat,” Dresner noted. “The SFSP helps them get through the summer months with fewer worries.”


Main concerns: Optimism about the national economy is in total freefall in the middle-market C-suites, according to the latest CEO survey from Marcum-Hofstra.

Social mobility: Adelphi University and Suffolk County Community College have joined forces, once again, to deliver Adelphi’s leading social work program directly to East Islanders.

Show and Catell: Regional energy industry icon Bob Catell electrifies the Season 3 opener of “Spark: The Innovate Long Island Podcast”…now streaming!


Farewell to a friend from the Rauch Foundation; hello to cleaner water in two LI cities.


Innovate LI’s inbox is overflowing with inspiring innovations from all over North America. This week’s brightest foreigners:

From Pennsylvania: Newton Square-based real estate dynamo GMH Communities presents “an innovative habitat” for life science professionals and graduate students.

From California: Los Angeles-based appliance ace Cyetus is gearing up four in one coffee maker with a “cactus-inspired design”.

From Illinois: Chicago-based frozen food leader Conagra Brands spreads Birds Eye’s wings with safety-first, ultra-efficient vegetable processing plant.


+ President and CEO of the Long Island Association matt cohen was elected Chairman of the Board of the Child Care Council of Suffolk based in Commack and elected to the Board of the Urban League of Long Island based in Plainview.

+ Elisabeth Ostrove was promoted to chief financial officer of King Kullen Grocery Co., based in Hauppauge. She most recently served as Vice President and Financial Controller.

+ Christopher Kelly was hired as Grants and Development Manager at EAC Network, based in Garden City. He was previously assistant director of development at the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, based in Westbury.

+ Rebecca Surujnarain was hired as an associate in Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman’s real estate practice group, based in Hauppauge. She was associated with Queens-based Layliev Law.

+ Cassandra Thrasbulus was hired as the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at the Garden City EAC Network. She is an award-winning author, speaker, creative media professional and documentary filmmaker and producer.

+ Kathleen Reilly was hired as an assistant principal at Locust Valley Intermediate School. She was previously the dean of Locust Valley Middle School.

+ Melville-based EGC Group has announced two new hires: Christopher Canadeoformer head of audience acceleration at New York-based Initiative, was hired as director of analytics, and Rachel Lubertineformer partner and COO of New York-based Munn Rabôt has been hired as a traffic manager.

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