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first_img Google+ WhatsApp (“Bremen High School – 2016” by Historic Bremen, CC BY 2.0) Indiana’s Secured School Board has approved more than $19 million for school safety.The money represents matching state grant funds arranged with the Department of Homeland Security, and designed to meet top safety needs.The Board will fully fund all school threat assessment projects, as well as eligible projects that are geared toward implementing health and wellness support services for both parents and students.The program has distributed more than $91 million since the program was signed into law 7 years ago. Previous articleGuilty plea from former SBPD officer Ryan O’NeillNext articleWhy there is a lack of presidential campaigning in Indiana Tommie Lee Twitter Pinterest Facebook Matching funds approved to help make Indiana schools safer By Tommie Lee – September 8, 2020 1 235 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


first_img (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The schedule for this week’s Food Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions has been released:Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – LaPorte County: 10 a.m. – Noon, CT WHERE: First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – Marshall County: 10 a.m. – Noon, ET WHERE: Centennial Park, 1660 N. Michigan Street (C League Parking Lot), Plymouth, IN 46563Thursday, March 11, 2021 – St. Joseph County: 10 a.m. – Noon, ET WHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Kosciusko County: 10 a.m. – Noon, ET WHERE: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2943 E. 400 South, Warsaw, IN 46580Assorted food items are offered free of charge. All items are pre-boxed and pre-bagged. First come, first served, while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. One box per household.Distributions are drive-thru. Please remain in your vehicle and open your trunk to receive items. An area will be available for self-loading if your trunk does not open. This week’s Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule By 95.3 MNC – March 8, 2021 0 196 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSWAT standoff on Adams Street in South Bend ends peacefullyNext articleBerrien County ready for vaccinations for people aged 50+ 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more


first_imgThe four things you need to know if you want to get your product into Lidl, according to Richard Inglis, senior buying manager.Despite admitting to getting “hundreds” of emails a week, Inglis, who is responsible for all the buying of baked goods for Lidl, told British Baker it’s the best way to get his attention.But for those wanting to stand out from the crowd, he gave us four hints to keep in mind when getting in touch:-        “You don’t have to be a huge supplier to get into Lidl – we like smaller operations because they are able to be more focused. The vast majority of our suppliers started off small, and are now big operations because we worked together to create a product we were both happy with.”-        “Regional and seasonal products are definitely in with a shot, because they are what we’re all about.”-        “Write an email, send samples, all the normal stuff that you know and have heard before, but do it, because we respond to every single one.”-        “It may seem like a ‘no’ when we say ‘we’ll keep you on file’, but in reality it is far from it. I have a folder for every single product – a hard copy and a digital version, and I promise you every time we consider stocking a new product I pick up that file and I go through it one email at a time. No means not right now, it does not mean not ever – you have absolutely nothing to lose by being in touch.”He added that suppliers that want to be stocked nationwide do have to be able to cope with the larger demand, but that smaller operations are “in no way ruled out”.last_img read more


first_imgWhile STS9 is known for their unique jamtronica fusion sound, the band occasionally steps outside of their box by performing what they call an “Axe The Cables” set. For their second night at Electric Forest last weekend, STS9 decided to unplug and treat fans to an acoustic performance.The show featured a number of STS9 classics with new instrumentation, including opener “Love Don’t Terrorize,” “Aimlessly” and more! They also worked in Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis into their set, making their Electric Forest show all the more special.Thanks to YouTube user Jimmy Klonowski, we have video footage of “Vapors” and Miles Davis’ “So What” into STS9’s “Call.” Check out the footage below!VaporsSo What > CallSetlist: STS9’s “Axe The Cables” at Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI – 6/25/16Love Don’t Terrorize*, Aimlessly*>> Rockit (Herbie Hancock)*>> Aimlessly, Surreality*>> EB*>> Orbital*, Vapors*, Call*>> So What (Miles Davis)*>> Call, Grow, Rent* – First time played axed[Setlist/Photo via The Church of STS9]last_img read more


first_imgLoad remaining images This past weekend, the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) took over Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, for three days of music, food, and drinks. An annual tradition since 2002, ACL is one of two Austin events attended by thousands—locals and travelers alike (the other being South by Southwest). On a macro level, ACL is an eclectic festival in regards to musical stylings, spanning everything from rock to hip-hop to folk and electronic. There were mainstream artists everyone has heard of like Jay-Z or the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus local bands filling the noon time slot like MISSIO, and everything in between. In less than two hours on Sunday, one could see performances by Vulfpeck, Eagles of Death Metal, and Foster the People, and this type of schedule was more the norm than the exception.Austin City Limits Offering Refunds Following Sunday’s Las Vegas Mass ShootingOn a micro level, Austin City Limits is a pleasing marriage of corporate efficiency and local stylings. Across each of the eight stages, no band ever seemed to start more than five minutes late. The lines for food and beer were acceptable, the prices were very welcomed (at least compared to the NYC area), and most of the offerings were from the Austin locale. There was plenty of free, cold water to help defeat the heat. Plus, football was playing on two giant screens non-stop in the beer hall, which created some of the loudest cheers heard throughout the weekend.Taken in sum, ACL’s setting offered a fertile ground for the average festival goer to thrive. Of course, there was no camping or hippies selling grilled cheese, nor was there early morning yoga. ACL seemed to fit the needs of a variety people: the Austinite who wants something to do, the regional music fan who likes one-fourth of the lineup, and the “I love this band, and it’s the only time I’ll get to see them in this area, so here I am.” Some musical highlights of Austin City Limits included Goldfish, Portugal. the Man, Kitten Rainbow Surprise, Spoon, and every other rock band that played a Tom Petty cover over the weekend.On the culinary side of things, Kababeque and P. Terry’s Burger Stand had exceptional offerings, and Karbach Brewing Co won with $9 Love Street drafts and $10 Hop Delusion cans. Lastly, a favorite “spot” was the AMEX lounge which had cool S.W.A.G., air conditioning, and nice astroturf outside. On the flip side, puzzlingly, there was no vodka or other hard liquor to be found, despite Tito’s and Don Julio being a sponsor. The heat was oppressive on Friday and Saturday, but this is Texas, so no surprise there. Plus, the commute for anyone lodging outside of the immediate downtown area proved tiring and costly, at least on the way back.All that said, ACL presents as a well-seasoned and accessible event. It’s nice the two weekends offer similar but not identical lineups. As a local, it seems reasonable to attend both, not so much for the out-of-towner. More so, if the next lineup speaks to you and you have never visited this fair city, don’t hesitate to grab a hotel or Airbnb. You will undoubtedly have a good time. Austin City Limits 2017 | Photos by Stephen Olkerlast_img read more


first_imgRichard “Dick” Wilson, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics Emeritus at Harvard University, died on May 19 in Needham, Mass.Wilson will be remembered for his scientific work, student mentorship, principled humanitarian and environmental stands, and interdisciplinary connections across the globe. He was also a railway enthusiast, Morris dancer, concertina player, world traveler, and hiker.Born April 29, 1926, in Putney, England, he studied at London’s Colet Court and St. Paul’s schools, evacuating to Crowthorne by bicycle during World War II. Wilson earned his B.A. and D.Phil. at Christ Church, Oxford. He was a Guggenheim Fellow for postdoctoral work in the U.S. at Rochester University and then Stanford University with Wolfgang “Pief” Panofsky. While at Stanford Wilson met Andrée Désirée DuMond, marrying her after a brief courtship.In 1952, the couple moved to Oxford University for Wilson’s research lecturer position, and in 1955 to Cambridge, Mass., for a faculty position at Harvard.Wilson specialized in experimental particle physics, studying the nature of the smallest particles that constitute matter as they collide at very high velocities. He led the upgrade of Harvard’s proton cyclotron to 160 MeV in order to study nucleon-nucleon interactions. With Harvard and MIT colleagues, Wilson designed, constructed, and used the Cambridge Electron Accelerator 6 GeV synchrotron, which, from 1962 on, further probed nucleonic structure.Wilson was involved in constructing and using the new Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Ill., frequently “commuting” there from Harvard, to maintain close contact with students and research. At Fermilab, Wilson continued the study of nucleonic structure with high-energy muon beams. When Harvard’s cyclotron became obsolete for particle research, Wilson helped adapt it for the treatment of cancerous tumors. He also studied electron-positron interactions with the CLEO collaboration at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring. Finally, Wilson joined a research group using the intense polarized beam of the new Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility in Virginia.Wilson went often to the USSR and Russia, believing that direct cultural and scientific contact was essential to prevent war. After the exile of dissident Soviet physicists, Wilson boycotted USSR conferences, and was an early and visible supporter of Andrei Sakharov. Wilson studied nuclear power safety and environmental carcinogens, such as asbestos. He visited Chernobyl after the nuclear accident, taking a PBS film crew with him. He studied arsenic in drinking water, and was especially proud of starting a program to provide safe, arsenic-free water from a village well in Bangladesh.Wilson authored 935 scholarly papers and eight books.Wilson and his wife lived in Newton for more than 50 years. Wilson is survived by his brother Geoffrey; his sisters-in-law Alison Wilson and Adèle Panofsky; his six children, A. Christopher (Rita McMahon), Michael (Lisa Greenleaf), Nicholas (Carol Anne Freeman), Elaine (Brad Farnsworth), André A. (Mary Frances Bond), and Peter (Julie Whitmore); and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife and his brothers Arthur and Laurence.A memorial service will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club at 20 Quincy St., Cambridge, on June 24 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wilson’s honor to American Friends Service Committee, Ingersoll Gender Center, or to the Newton Conservators Land Stewardship Fund. Condolences may be posted to the guestbook at www.lehmanreen.com. Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home, 617.782.1000, Brighton, Mass.last_img read more


first_imgPNM: No interest in keeping San Juan coal plant open FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):PNM Resources Inc. officials said their company firmly intends to close the coal-fired San Juan plant in 2022 and expressed confidence the New Mexico Legislature will pass a measure to provide financing for that effort.PNM Chairman, President and CEO Patricia Vincent-Collawn said in a Feb. 27 earnings call that the company, parent to utility Public Service Co. of New Mexico, stands by its plans to completely abandon the plant following final evaluation for replacement power resources in its request for proposals, along with completion of an updated load forecast and plant decommissioning study.The city of Farmington, N.M., on Feb. 24 announced it signed an agreement with a private holding company to keep the plant open, but the town has only an 8.48% stake in San Juan Unit 4, one of the two remaining operating units. PNM is the plant’s operator and majority owner.PNM Executive Vice President and CFO Charles Eldred said the company has every intention of shedding its ownership interest in San Juan, regardless of what Farmington has “theoretically” proposed. The company will not in any way accept a power purchase agreement or any involvement in the plant after 2022, he said.Vincent-Collawn said New Mexico state Senate Bill 489, also known as the Energy Transition Act, includes securitization financing provisions for San Juan’s closure that PNM has supported, along with the governor’s strong support.Vincent-Collawn pointed out the bill, which also would increase the state’s existing 20% renewable energy standard to 50% by 2030, is one of several measures that call for more renewable and carbon-free resources. The majority of the House and Senate, along with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, are Democrats, and energy policy has been a central focus of this year’s legislature. “So I can’t see any coal fitting into our plans,” she said.More ($): PNM stands by plans to close San Juan coal plant, urges passage of bill to helplast_img read more


first_imgMore information can be found on the website of the Tax Administration, and you can download the application in the attachment. Side dish: TAX ADMINISTRATION / REQUEST FOR DELAY OF PAYMENT DUE TO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES This Ordinance prescribes the postponement or exemption from the payment of the annual lump sum tourist tax in the conditions of special circumstances defined by Article 14a of the Tourist Tax Act. On the website of the Tax Administration, renters can download the form for deferral of flat tax payment in accordance with the current emergency situation. More attached / / / RULEBOOK ON DELAY OR EXEMPTION FROM PAYMENT OF TOURIST FEEcenter_img Also, the Ministry of Tourism in the Official Gazette published the Ordinance on the postponement or exemption from payment of tourist tax for persons providing catering services in the household or on a family farm As the deadline expires by the end of March, be sure to hurry with sending it. “Considering that 31.03. the deadline for payment of the flat tax for accommodation expires, fill in the request for deferment of the same that you have on the website of the tax administration. Especially because it is stated that the postponement will be granted only to those who apply, regardless of what subsequent decisions will be made”Points out Martina Nimac Kalcina, president of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more


first_img“Ensure confidence”Abe announced the policy of masks for Japan’s 50 million households on April 2, as calls mounted for a lockdown nationwide. Last week, he widened to the entire country a state of emergency declared in the largest cities on April 7.”We would like to ensure that people have confidence in the safety of these masks,” chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Wednesday.The pandemic has caused a shortage of masks in Japan, where the items fashioned from paper or cloth are a common sight, particularly in winter and spring.Electronics maker Sharp has halted online sales of masks until further notice, after overwhelming demand crashed its website soon after it began taking orders on Tuesday.Stained, moldy masks have provoked the latest social media complaints about Abe’s initiative, following gripes about their poor design and fit as well as criticism of the use of tax money.”Hey, Abe – it’s not too late to stop sending those masks around!” wrote a Twitter user with the name “King of the Wind”.”Instead, set up a good and broad testing system, provide enough medical equipment, and support the doctors and nurses who are working without sleep or rest.”  In a manga sketch posted by another user, two soiled masks crash through a bedroom window to wake a man from sleep. The issue has generated its own Twitter hashtag, #Abenomask, a pun on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” economic strategy.The Health Ministry confirmed that by Friday it had shipped nearly 30 million masks to pregnant women, medical and nursing facilities and schools. These drew 1,903 complaints of soiled or defective products, the vast majority from pregnant women.”We are asking manufacturers to confirm how these defects occurred, and asking for their cooperation in replacing the defective products,” a ministry spokesman said.Japan’s tally of infections stood at 11,500 by Wednesday. As infections rise, Abe’s government faces growing pressure over what many see as delays prompted by a desire to avoid a shutdown of the economy. Japan’s effort to distribute protective cloth masks in its coronavirus battle has been marred by complaints about mold, insects, and stains, fuelling further concern that the government has botched its handling of the pandemic.Just weeks after it began supplying every household with two washable, reusable masks at a cost of $430 million in the strategy to contain the virus, the government has been forced to replace some masks following reports of defects from recipients.”I’m thankful to receive these masks, but is this a bug? Debris? Dirt?” asked Twitter user Aiai, posting a photo of two white masks in their original packaging, with what appeared to be an small insect trapped near the side seam of one.center_img Topics :last_img read more


first_imgTroops could help clean-upKnizhnikov said diesel fuel is lighter than oil, so it is likely to evaporate rather than sink, but it is “more toxic to clean up”.Environment Minister Dmitry Kobylkin said only the emergencies ministry could handle the cleanup, “maybe with the involvement of the military”.Burning the fuel, which some are suggesting, was too risky, he said.”It’s a very difficult situation. I can’t imagine burning so much fuel in an Arctic territory… Such a huge bonfire over such an area will be a big problem.”The Ambarnaya river, which bore the brunt of the spill, will be difficult to clean up because it is too shallow to use barges and the remote location has no roads, officials told Putin.Norilsk Nickel said the fuel tank was damaged when supporting pillars that had “held it in place for 30 years without difficulty” began to sink.Norilsk is constructed on permafrost and its infrastructure is threatened by melting ice caused by climate change.The company has been guilty of spillage in the past. In 2016, it admitted pollutants from a “filtration dam” at its plant washed into another local river, coloring it bright red. It was fined less than $1,000 for the incident. It is only exceeded by a crude oil spill in the northwestern region of Komi that took place over several months in 1994, he said.During a televised video conference, Putin lambasted the head of the Norilsk Nickel subsidiary that runs the power plant, NTEK, after officials said it failed to report the incident.”Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact? Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media? Are you quite healthy there?” Putin asked NTEK chief Sergei Lipin in an unusually stern dressing-down.Norilsk Nickel said in a statement that NTEK had reported what happened in a “timely and proper” way. Putin said he agreed that a national state of emergency was needed to call in more resources for the cleanup effort.Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev announced he was flying out to manage the clean-up operation and was sending in reinforcements.Russia’s Investigative Committee, which deals with major incidents, announced it launched three criminal probes over environmental violations and detained an employee of the power plant.It released video footage shot on a mobile phone that appears to show fuel cascading down from the reservoir and under a fence.WWF expert Knizhnikov told AFP the environmental group was the one who alerted cleanup specialists after confirming the accident through its sources.”These are huge volumes,” Knizhnikov said. “It was difficult for them to cover it up.” Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticized a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a massive diesel spill into a Siberian river.The spill of over 20,000 tons of diesel fuel took place on Friday. A fuel reservoir collapsed at a power plant near the city of Norilsk, located above the Arctic Circle, and leaked into a nearby river.The accident is the second largest in modern Russian history in terms of volume, World Wildlife Fund expert Alexei Knizhnikov told AFP. Topics :last_img read more