# 654: Snow kidding – it’s the very first Friday of the “New Era”, with Buck Rogers and fried vegetables


Dig it: It’s a real winter Friday out there, fearless innovators, and you are this close to completing the first work week of 2022.

Good game! Here is a shovel.

Crazy as hell? If Long Island’s first major snowfall of winter 2022 made you cranky, you’ll be happy to know it’s I won’t take it again someday, encouraging us to let go of our inner anger each January 7th.

Temperament, tempura: Or, you can stay calm and eat fish and fried vegetables – fair game over National Tempura Day, also celebrated every January 7.

Off the menu, today is also Distaff day, an unofficial Catholic holiday representing the return to work after the 12 days of Christmas, and Harlem Globe Trotters Day, recalling the founding in 1927 of hijink hoopsters by showman Abe Saperstein.

The man in the moons: On this 13th day of Christmas in 1610, the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei noted for the first time three light points in the vicinity of Jupiter – initially confused with distant stars, later confirmed as the first Jovian moons ever discovered. (Bonus points: How many moons does Jupiter actually have? Answer below, no google search.)

There was no free toaster: But the Bank of North America, officially recognized as the very first commercial bank in the United States, open in philadelphia to this date in 1782.

The bank later became the first state-owned company in the United States – with the very first IPO.

Hope floats: French aviator Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American co-pilot John Jeffries successfully completed the first Channel crossing in a hot air balloon 237 years ago today.

You know the genre: American inventor Henry Mill patented his Machine for transcribing letters January 7, 1914 – unofficially the first modern typewriter.

For those keeping the score, Mill never really built the thing: the first working typewriter was concocted by Italian inventor Pellegrino Turri in 1808, and the first commercial typewriter was built in 1867 by the American Christopher Sholes.

Ape man in the 25th century: And two flagship newspaper comics debuted concurrently on that date in 1929 – “Tarzan“, By writer Edgar Rice Burroughs and artist Hal Foster, and”Buck Rogers, 2429 ADBy writer Phillip Francis Nowlan and artist Dick Calkins.

Before Bell: German physicist Johann Philipp Reis (1834-1874) – who beat Alexander Graham Bell to the telephone punch of a year (or maybe much longer) – would be 188 years old today.

Also born on January 7 were 13th US President Millard Fillmore (1800-1874); Sir Sandford Fleming (1827-1915), engineer and inventor of the Scottish Canadian railways, who divided the world in time zones; English actor Alan Napier (1903-1988), Forever Alfred the Butler to Adam West’s ‘Batman’ from the 1960s; The macabre American cartoonist Charles Addams (1912-1988), who clouded the New Yorker with the “Addams Family” and other scary creations; and full Nicolas Cage American actor Nicolas Cage (born 1964).

She grabbed the Katie: And say hello, Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric! The American broadcast journalist, TV presenter and author – a longtime host of “Today”, the first woman to solo a major network evening news show and the ambitious co-founder of Katie Couric Media – turns 65 today.

Wish the famous journalist good luck at [email protected], where your tips and calendar events are always among our best stories.

Moons in your eyes: Including the first three discovered by Galileo Galileo, Jupiter has 79 moons, according to science’s current best estimate, with 26 still waiting for official names.

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Chancellors of Music: SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley replacing the Acting Chancellor, the State University of New York Board of Trustees has launched a “global search” for a permanent SUNY patron.

Stanley replaces Jim Malatras, who served just 16 months as the 14th chancellor of the State University of New York before resign in december (effective this month). Malatras succumbed to political pressure after the May 2019 SMS reappeared, showing he had belittled a state economic development official who later accused former Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment – not the first time the former president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government was caught berating a professional colleague.

With directors hiring an executive search firm to identify, recruit and screen potential candidates, Stanley will do a great job in the chancellor’s office, according to SUNY board chairman Merryl Tisch. “President Stanley is the right educator at the right time to lead this prestigious university system,” Tisch said in a statement. “She is well positioned to serve our 64 campuses with a proven track record of achievement, integrity and intelligence.”

Border patrol: A communications professor from Adelphi University is among the early members of an international education panel focused on the art, science and transformation of students with special needs.

In December, Associate Professor in the Department of Communications, Cindy Maguire, joined the Teachers Without Borders Global Advisory Board, one of 12 inaugural members selected after a six-month review of over 400 international nominations. Founded in 2000, Teachers Without Borders is dedicated to sharing information and resources that enhance educational opportunities for students around the world; The Global Advisory Board is focused on “culturally appropriate pedagogy, reflective practice and support for students with special needs,” Adelphi said in a statement.

These challenges are found in the wheelhouse of Maguire, co-director of the community collective. ArtsAction Group which has facilitated educational initiatives combining science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics for children as far as Kosovo, South Africa and Sri Lanka. “The communities where we work… see the value of combining STEAM with empathy and healing through the arts,” noted the professor. “It’s transformative.”


Difficult start: Governor Kathy Hochul gave her first State of the State speech this week – and criticism of the multibillion-dollar spending plan quickly mounted.

Saluting the flagship: Stony Brook University has joined the University of Buffalo as New York State Designated Flagship Universities, a rare distinction that enjoys international esteem.

Intelligence personified: Master innovator Mitch Maiman joins Spark: The Innovate Long Island Podcast to discuss the end of his tenure as president of Hauppauge-based Intelligent Product Solutions and the continuation of his journey of innovation throughout his tenure. life.


Gentle sail for the new luxury hotel in Nassau; clean navigation for future freighters.


Innovate LI’s inbox filled with inspiring innovations from all corners of North America. The brightest people on the outside of the week:

From New York: The Touchcast enterprise platform opens up new communications and collaborations with first registered URLs of the “.metaverse” domain.

From Kentucky: Louisville-based Kentucky Fried Chicken Teams Up With Plant-Based Grower To Beyond fried chicken to go out.

From Nevada: Las Vegas-based Mixed Reality Pilot Training Pioneer Vrgineers Advances Avionics with World’s Most Innovative virtual reality headset.


+ Michelle espey was appointed a member of the New York Bar Foundation. She is a Partner and Head of the Tax Practice Group at Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz.

+ North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset has appointed infectious disease specialist David Hirschwerk as medical director. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of the Department of Medicine at North Shore University Hospital and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

+ Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz promoted two to lawyer rank: Philippe butler, lawyer in charge of regional and municipal planning in the Hauppauge office of the firm, and Peter Sluka, a commercial litigation lawyer in the firm’s New York office.

+ Uniondale-based Forchelli Deegan Terrana made several announcements:

  • Stephanie Alberts has been appointed co-chair of the Tax, Trusts and Estates practice group.
  • Danielle Tricolla is now a partner, co-chair of the cannabis practice group and a member of the litigation practice group.
  • Robert Renda is now a partner and member of the Certiorari practice group in real estate taxation.
  • Cora Pappas was promoted to legal assistant in taxation, trusts and estates.

+ Kenny schultz joined Homes By Mara Realty, based in Syosset, as an Associate Real Estate Broker. He previously held the position of Director of Operations at a Staten Island-based Amazon delivery station.

+ Senior Partners Campolo, Middleton & McCormick based in Ronkonkoma Scott middleton, chairman of the firm’s civil liability and

personal injury practice groups, and Christine malafi, Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Department, were appointed to the Judicial Selection Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

UNDER THE FOLD (Help Wanted Edition)

We hire: Given the Great Resignation and new remote opportunities, here is the best jobs of 2022.

I’m working on it: Top economists say all jobs lost due to pandemic will be recovered by December – with nationwide unemployment striking a low for 50 years.

Court applicants: “King” required for the small British island, experienced bartender preferred.

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