Organic Resources reopens Wednesday in South Bend

By Brooklyne Beatty – April 29, 2020 0 616 Google+ (Source: License: A yard waste drop-off site is reopening in South Bend.Organic Resources opened to the public Wednesday, after it was temporarily closed as a non-essential service. The restriction was recently lifted after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb revised his order for garden centers and related businesses.The public is not allowed inside the building, however, yard waste may be dropped off and fees can be paid through a drive-thru style window at the facility.Mulch and compost are also available for free if self-loading, or for a fee if assistance is needed.Organic Resources employees will follow all recommended safety practices from the CDC, including social distancing, using face coverings and sanitizing their office spaces regularly.The facility is now open Monday through Friday (4340 Trade Drive) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office is closed from 12:30-1 p.m. daily. No loading or dumping is allowed when the office is closed. TAGScompostcoronavirusCOVID-19drop-offIndianamulchorganic resourcesreopenreopeningSouth Bendyard waste WhatsApp Previous articleMedical personnel can ride South Shore for free in May, JuneNext articleOne killed in Three Rivers crash Tuesday Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Organic Resources reopens Wednesday in South Bend read more

Tiptree World Bread Heroes 2020 announced

first_imgSource: Henry KenyonRob Allcock, owner and head chef of The Longs Arms in WiltshireA publican who transformed his business into a bakery post-lockdown was crowned overall winner at the 2020 Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes with Brook Food.Traditionally, the awards celebrate the bread, but this year’s accolades recognise the bakers, millers and farmers behind the loaves.Rob Allcock, owner and head chef of The Longs Arms in Wiltshire, was forced to close his pub in South Wraxall due to Covid restrictions but decided to convert the premises into a bakery to serve the local community.Allcock said: “It’s simply very humbling that the village and our customers thought us worthy for nomination in such an amazing award.”Charli Boddington, one of Allcock’s nominators, described the entire village as being “reliant on his delicious output”. “He has certainly kept the village smiling,” he said.According to the organisers, hundreds of nominations for ‘Bread Heroes’ were sent in from across the UK.“All the nominees in this year’s awards truly deserve recognition for their generous, considerate and often altruistic initiatives to help others,” Stephen Hallam, chairman of the judges, said.Twelve regional winners were selected by the judges.Here’s the full list of winners:South west (and overall winner): Rob Allcock, The Longs Arms, South Wraxall, WiltshireNorth east: Andrew and Sybille Wilkinson, Gilchester Organics, Stamfordham, NorthumberlandNorth west: Daniel Nemeth, Seasons Bakery, Ingleton, North YorkshireYorkshire and Humber: Fosters Bakery, Barnsley, South YorkshireEast Midlands: Green’s Windmill Trust, NottinghamWest Midlands: Curtis Stewart, Trentham Bakehouse, Trentham, StaffordshireEast: Steven Winter, Bread Source, NorwichSouth East: Ruth Macintyre, Ruth’s Little Kitchen, Brockham, SurreyLondon: Liz Wilson, Ma Baker, FulhamScotland: Mungoswells Malt & Milling, North Berwick, East LothianNorthern Ireland: Cathy Stevenson, The Daily Apron, LisburnWales: Osian Jones, CRWST, CardiganAn exhibition of portraits by photographer Henry Kenyon of the 12 Bread Heroes will be touring the UK, including a display at the City Food Lecture 2021, the annual lecture on the future of the food industry, organised by the seven food-related City of London livery companies.last_img read more

Levitate Music Festival Adds Spafford To Complete 2018 Lineup

first_imgLevitate Music & Arts Festival has officially completed their artist lineup for 2018, and just as in previous years, it offers one of the festival season’s most enticing lineups so far. The two-day festival, set to take place July 7th and 8th in Marshfield, MA, will feature performances from Trey Anastasio Band, The Head And The Heart, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure, Greensky Bluegrass, Stephen Marley, Ripe, Twiddle, Xavier Rudd, Turkuaz, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Suffers, Jon And Roy, Samantha Fish, New Kingston, West End Blend, The Elovators, Quadrafunk, The Quins, and more.Today, Levitate Music & Arts Festival completes their 2018 lineup with Arizona-based four-piece Spafford, who is in the midst of a meteoric rise within the jam scene, taking over airwaves on Sirius XM’s Jam_On and recently scheduled for a landmark performance at Madison Square Garden during the NY Knicks vs Miami Heat game.In addition to this slate of artists, which includes some of the best acts the jam, reggae, bluegrass, funk, and soul worlds have to offer, Levitate will host a “Mihali & Friends Community Jam” led by Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle. Considering the wealth of fantastic musicians in this year’s Levitate “Community,” this jam session is sure to be something special.More information about Levitate Music Festival can be found via their website, and tickets are currently available to the public.last_img read more

Chilean Army Helps Build Shelters in Southern Patagonian Ice Field

first_img“They can be used for glaciological research, studies on biodiversity, climate change, microbiology, sustainable extreme architecture, alternative energy sources, the psychological effects of extreme habitats, etcetera,” explained Pedro Serrano, director of Federico Santa Maria University’s Extreme Architecture Unit. “[They can also help with] geographical exploration, training for expeditions, and establishing a presence in our territory.” By Dialogo December 02, 2015 weapons strength that’s what I like Since late 2014, the “Sentinels of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field” – as the members of this specialized mountain military unit are called – have helped install seven modular shelters that make up a base of operations on the O’Higgins Glacier in the northern part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Assisting scientific researchers Each shelter, which measures 24 square meters and has room for eight people, consists of semi-curved pre-fabricated modules that are assembled on site, transportable, and have solid and permanent matrices. They are outfitted with dry toilets and a photovoltaic electrical system with batteries and LED lights. There are two passive ventilation systems – one at the ground level, for gravitational ventilation of carbon dioxide, and another at the top that uses outside airflow and wind speed to refresh the air inside. The base has a metallic structure, polyester modules reinforced with fiberglass, polyurethane insulation, a Gelcoat topcoat (a resin dyed international orange), double-paned windows of clear acrylic, plywood, and rubber pavement. However, the glaciers originating from the millennial mountain range, such as O’Higgins, Montt, and Témpano, have been damaged by the effects of climate change, leading to a thinning and withdrawal of the original ice mass, according to DGA studies. “[This shows the need for this] glaciological research platform, which is unheard of in this country if we consider its complexity and scale, said Andrés Rivera, a CEC glaciologist and member of the research team. “In the next few years, it will allow us to study the Southern Patagonian Ice Field with an unprecedented level of detail and precision.” Consequently, the Cochrane 20th Andean Company undergoes rigorous training; soldiers drill for five years, which include deployment in snowy areas. They are taught how to scale mountains, use amphibious equipment, use rotary wing units for vertical take-offs (quick rope), administer first aid, and survival techniques for snowy environments. The shelters assist researchers in their efforts to build a glaciological and hydro-meteorological system to monitor glaciers. The research will continue through December 2016, according to the project, “Glaciological Baseline of the Northern Section of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field: Jorge Montt, Témpano and O’Higgins Glaciers,” drafted and directed by the Ministry of Public Works’ Water Bureau’s Glaciology and Snow Unit. Stretching 350 kilometers north to south and 60 kilometers across, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the world’s third largest continental ice sheet, after Antarctica and Greenland. Located in southern Chile’s Aysén Region 11, it is 2,039 kilometers from Santiago and considered the largest fresh water reserve in the world. “It can withstand wind erosion conditions of up to 200 km/h (sling anchor system) and particulates and solar radiation at temperatures up to -40°C,” Serrano said, adding the shelters can also withstand being covered by over three meters of snow. center_img Prior to transporting equipment to the site and setting up shelters and instruments to measure snow and rainfall, the Fourth Division performed reconnaissance flights to define the perimeter of the location for the center of operations. Then, they proceeded to travel on land to the site where the shelters were built along the border at Marconi Pass, the last point in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field’s Aysén Region. The shelters on the Southern Patagonian Ice Field are a collaborative effort between the Extreme Architecture Unit at Federico Santa María Chilean Technical University and the Fourth Division’s Projects and Infrastructure Department. In addition to consolidating Chile’s presence in the region, the units – also called domes – provide a safe resting place for military patrols, a venue to conduct instructional and training activities, and a spot for civilians to develop scientific research and use during expeditions. The Public Works Ministry’s Water Bureau (DGA) expects to have detailed information by the end of 2016 on the glaciers’ behavior, including a description of each and indicia of global warming, in addition to the area’s network of meteorological stations, which authorities use to make decisions on potential uses of that territory. A collaborative effort Soldiers accustomed to operating in remote regions under harsh weather conditions are assisting the project. During expeditions on glaciers, the company frequently faces hostile weather conditions, winds up to 100 km/h, whiteouts, snowstorms, and temperatures as low as -40ºC – all in a territory far removed from civilization with which it’s very difficult to communicate by land or air. Well-trained team “It is important to cooperate in the exercise of effective sovereignty, and the best way to do so is to establish a presence in isolated areas that have geopolitical value for the country, such as this site,” said Lieutenant Colonel Álvaro Salgado Bahamondes, Operations Officer for the Army’s Fourth Division. The Cochrane 20th Andean Company, under the Chilean Army’s Fourth Division, has provided crucial support to the Scientific Studies Center (CECs) in its research in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, one of the most remote and least explored areas in the country’s south. The work in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field also has allowed the company to “train on terrain whose complexity increases [the company’s] technical capabilities,” Lt. Col. Bahamondes said.last_img read more

Day of Remembrance of the Victim of Vukovar 18.11. – information for agencies

first_imgDue to the large number of participants from all over Croatia, in order to better organize, the city of Vukovar informs everyone who comes to Vukovar in an organized way by bus to follow the instructions of the traffic police. Taking into account the above, special traffic regulation will be implemented, and parking for buses in the Vukovar Economic Zone (VGZ), Vučedol Road, Technical Inspection Station – BJ Jelačića Street and parking lot of the Port of Vukovar, Sand Landfill – Priljevo and Barracks HV. Participants in the marking program will be able to get off the bus at the intersection (roundabout) Priljevo – Županijska – I. Gundulića Street near the Vukovar General County Hospital until 09:00. After the participants get off the bus, the buses will be directed to the specified reserved parking lot. Detailed route and organized parking are attached. In 1999, the Croatian Parliament passed the Decision on the proclamation of 18.11. On the Day of Remembrance of the Victim of Vukovar in 1991, which determined in a dignified and appropriate way to pay tribute to all participants in the defense of the city of Vukovar – the city of symbols of Croatian freedom. Source: City of Vukovar Program of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar 2019 The program of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar 1991 – 2019 with its accompanying events begins on November 8.11, and the central event on November 18.11. is a “Column of Remembrance” which pays tribute to all the victims of Vukovar for the Homeland. This year the departure of the Column of Remembrance is from the Vukovar General County Hospital and the Croatian Veterans Hospital on Županijska Street, then the column passes through the center of Vukovar over the Jean Michel-Nicoliera Bridge and continues on Radićeva Street and Ban Josip Jelačić Street all the way to the Homeland War Victims Memorial Cemetery. . This year’s program to mark the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar is held under the slogan “Vukovar a place of special reverence.” After the ceremonial parade – COLUMNS OF MEMORY and the end of the program at the Memorial Cemetery of Homeland War Victims, all participants will be able to return from walking to the city center or to the place of parked buses on the road Vučedol or Technical Inspection Station – BJ Jelačića Street . After 14:30, buses will be allowed to arrive in the city center (Bus Station) to pick up other participants. ”last_img read more

What $11.9m will buy you in one of Queensland’s most exclusive streets

first_img29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566”It’s got really long views,” he said, “Wide water views are quite impossible to achieve in the canal area but this does because of its design and size. It’s rare to find that.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566It’s a waterbaby’s dream, with over 45 metres of water frontage, a 25m infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a self contained caretaker’s wing. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566It’s the type of jawdropping luxury you could only achieve if your architect/builder was not just a local and an award winner, but a close neighbour with a vested interest in making sure the property looked glorious. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe home has a state of the art kitchen, electronically controlled bi-fold doors to the waterfront, a Sonos wireless system on the lower level, heated floor in master suites, solar heating for the pool, vacu-maid, is fully air conditioned and sits on 1,228sq m of waterfront land. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566Mr Dover, who sold the land to the current owner in 2010, said the home that resulted was among the best he had ever laid eyes on.center_img 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566The two jetties, he said, came about because the council allowed each block to have a jetty. “So they thought they might as well build it now in case they change the rules later.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566The home at 29-31 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville was designed by renowned Noosa architect Paul Clout who could see the property from his nearby home, said real estate agent John Dover of Tom Offermann Real Estate Noosa Heads. 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566“He’s quite famous, quite highly regarded and at the time (the land was bought) he was living in another street here. When he was approached for the design, he said well I can see that from where I live so I want it to look nice. So he had a vested interest in making sure it looked good.” 29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566THIS mega waterfront property is what $11.9m will buy you in one of Queensland’s most exclusive streets.Among the items you can check off your property bucket list are a drive-through boatshed, two jetties and a boat ramp.last_img read more

PensionDanmark returns shrink during first half of year after bond losses

first_imgDanish labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark reported a dip in investment returns in the first half of this year, as losses on domestic bonds showed through.The pension fund, whose total assets grew to DKK181bn (€24.2bn) by the end of June from DKK165bn at the same point last year, said in its interim report that contributions had risen as a result of rising employment among the businesses whose pension schemes it ran.Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark’s chief executive, said: “Recent developments on the equity markets show that there are still big imbalances in the global economy, and that we are probably looking at a long period of lower and very volatile returns on shares and bonds.”It was against this background that the pension fund was focusing on putting together a portfolio that could do well even when there were big fluctuations in these markets, he said. “For this reason we have continued to expand our investments in stable alternatives, such as infrastructure and property, which now account for 20% of the portfolio,” Möger Pedersen said.The return on investments was DKK7.87bn before tax in the first half 2015, down from DKK9.92bn in the first half of 2014, according to interim results.In percentage terms, returns on pension savings for the six-month period ranged from 2.7% for members aged 65 and 6.1% for those aged 40.This compares with 6.6% and 6.5% respectively in the same period last year.PensionDanmark said returns for the age-related investment pools reflected the fact that younger members had a greater proportion of their savings in equities and so had benefited from the fact shares had produced a better return than other investments in the period.The pension fund’s investments in quoted shares had generated a 10% return, which was in line with the general development on international stock markets.On the other hand, bonds had been marked by the increase in yields in the first half, which had led to price falls on the Danish bond market.PensionDanmark’s holdings of Danish government bonds and mortgage bonds made a loss of 1.6% in the period, while investments in corporate and emerging markets bonds produced between 1.8% and 2.2%, it said.Regular contributions grew to DKK5.28bn in January to June 2015 from DKK4.98bn in the same period last year, PensionDanmark said.last_img read more

Schroders nets £80bn mandate from Lloyds

first_imgSchroders is set to land an £80bn (€90.7bn) mandate from Scottish Widows, part of Lloyds Banking Group, it announced today.The FTSE 100-listed investment house has agreed a strategic partnership with Lloyds, including a new £13bn wealth management joint venture due to start operations in the second half of next year.The remaining £67bn relates to insurance assets for Scottish Widows, invested across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and private assets. The assets are currently run by Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA), which has disputed the decision to reallocate the management contracts.The contract between Schroders and Lloyds was for “at least five years”, the two firms said in a joint statement, to begin when the dispute with SLA has been settled or when the current contract expires in 2022. The joint venture will initially manage roughly £13bn on behalf of “affluent” UK customers. Subject to regulatory approval, Lloyds will own 50.1% of the new company and Schroders the remaining 49.9%. Lloyds will also take a stake of up to 19.9% in the holding company for Schorders’ wealth management business, Cazenove Capital. Lloyds will also transfer £400m to Cazenove.In the statement, the companies said the joint venture would “aim to become a top three UK financial planning business within five years”.The mandate is likely to result in Schroders overtaking SLA to become the third-biggest UK-based manager, based on data from IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers survey.  The award follows Lloyds’ decision to hand BlackRock a £30bn contract for passive investments earlier this month.The huge contracts have been up for tender since February, when Scottish Widows launched a review of its asset management arrangements and terminated its partnership agreements with SLA.Scottish Widows and Lloyds have argued that long-term contracts signed with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2014 to run the money could be terminated if it turned into a material competitor.Aberdeen merged last year with insurance company Standard Life, which Lloyds argued was a material competitor. However, in May SLA disagreed and said Lloyds and Scottish Widows did not have the right to terminate the arrangements. SLA sold the bulk of its insurance business to Phoenix at the end of August 2018.The parties remain at odds over the issue, but Lloyds earlier this month it said it was confident of its right to end the contracts, and expected the arbitration process to conclude early next year, at which point the contracts would be placed with BlackRock and Schroders.last_img read more

SCHOOLS SAFE FROM COVID? Class opening shouldn’t be rushed – Iloilo dads

first_img“Ka-alang-alang pa sang August kay ti may virus pa. Wala pa vaccine,” said Patrimonio. So as not to waste time, Patrimonio said, she would see to it that her child reviews past lessons or perhaps prepare for Grade 7 lessons. The Department of Education (DepEd) recently decided to open school year 2020–2021 on Aug. 24, 2020. Education secretary Leonor Briones also called on public school teachers and employees to report back to work on June 1, 2020 to prepare for the new school year. “Kon indi man lang kita sigurado sang epidemiology sang aton ginabantayan, ibutang na lang naton sa siguro. Nga-a? Kay puede man kahulat ang aton eskwelahan,” said Defensor. For his part, Treñas said he won’t actively encourage students to go to school at this time. He pointed out that the government has not conducted sufficient mass testing and effective contact tracing, and the healthcare system continues to grapple in fighting the pandemic with very limited capacity and insufficiently addressed needs, “Ang klase makahulat. Naka-intindi naman karon ang mga bata sang sitwasyon naton. Importante nga masigurado ta anay nga wala na sang virus,” said Mantilla. He would rather forego school year 2020-2021, according to Defensor, so that everybody could focus on overcoming SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and which still does not have a vaccine. “Will life grind to a halt just because schools won’t open for a year? Of course not. Kadamo man sang tawo nga nag-untat isa ka tuig nga pag-eskwela. The one-day delay is not that much when you consider the risk we’re subjecting our students if we open our schools at this time,” said Defensor. The governor, however, acknowledged that August is still three months away and he is hopeful there would be no additional COVID-19 cases in the country, and in Iloilo in particular. PARENTS FEARFUL TEACHERS’ CONCERNS Her family’s two months of home quarantine would go to waste if her child gets infected for rushing back to school, she added. It is their shared personal view that a one-year delay in the students’ schooling is the more prudent course of action. According to Defensor, deciding on the resumption of classes should weigh heavily in favor of students’ safety, more so because the COVID-19 health crisis remains fluid. “Gusto ko gid masigurado nga okay na ang sitwasyon antes magbalik sa eskwelahan ang akon bata,” Patrimonio told Panay News. “If they will not let their children go to school, we will not insist the contrary,” said Treñas. “Unless may vaccine nga available kag magsunod ang DepEd kag mga eskwelahan sa mga health safety protocols against COVID-19,” Lumbo said, he is not in favor of opening schools in August. At this time, her child’s health and well-being are her primary concern, she stressed.center_img ILOILO – Opening schools when there is no indication yet that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has effectively been combatted could put the health and safety of students in peril, warned Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas. Arniel Lumbo of Barangay Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo has a similar position. According to the city mayor, he would leave it to the parents to decide on their children’s schooling. “Kon ang bata pamangkuton, nagadali na ‘ya mag-eskwela kay boring sa balay,” said Patrimonio. “I will not be surprised kon indi madayun ang school year 2020-2021,” he added. Noime Mantilla of Cabatuan, Iloilo and who has a 13-year-old incoming Grade 8 child shared Patrimonio’s sentiment. A parent this paper interviewed shared the trepidation of Defensor and Treñas. Elsie Patrimonio of Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City has an incoming Grade 7 child. Teachers are sure to bear the brunt of the coming school opening, he added. “Mas importante ang kabuhi sang bata ko compared sa achievements niya sa eskwelahan,” said Lumbo who has an incoming Kindergarten 2 child. He added: “What is one year of school closure anyway? We’re talking about human lives here.” In fact, according to the governor, nobody could say for certain that by August, the COVID-19 pandemic would have ceased. “As with the country’s healthcare system, the pandemic exposes as well the grave crisis in the education system. Decades of scrimping on education budget had worsened the vulnerabilities of public schools to disease outbreaks. Grave shortages in classrooms, facilities and personnel now make the implementation of minimum health standards in schools an enormous challenge,” according to Basilio. “Secretary Briones’ pep talk on fighting fears and teaching students courage does not assuage our apprehensions as they are based on our rational assessment of the country’s present condition,” according to ACT secretary general Raymond Basilio. What would she and her child do if school year 2020-2021 is scrapped due to COVID-19? “We know the virus is still there, and the possibility of its transmission remains great if there is no physical distancing,” he said. In a statement, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said teachers, students and parents have good reasons to question DepEd’s decision to open school year 2020-2021 on Aug. 24. “DepEd Order No. 7 subjects teachers to more work days as they are told to render service two months before opening and even on weekends during the school year. Moreover, with DepEd’s foresight that many students will be left behind due to their lack of access to needed technologies, teachers are ordered to put in extra effort for remedial and enrichment activities on top of the already burdensome blended modes of teaching,” said Basilio./PNlast_img read more

Catch-A-Ride Offering Free Rides To Job Fair

first_imgCatch-A-Ride is offering transportation to and from a job fair on Wednesday, October 16.The job fair is at the Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for military veterans. It will be open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.Catch-A-Ride is utilizing a grant from the Dearborn Community Foundation to provide the transportation. A week advance is needed to book a ride. Call 812-432-3960 or toll free 800-330-7603 and give promotional code #300.last_img