WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleKlobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse BidenNext articleSouth Shore to expand bike-friendly program Tommie Lee Pinterest (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) The Goshen Community Schools and Goshen Police Department notified parents in the district Monday after an incident at the high school.A student carrying a plastic look-alike gun at the school was reported by other students.The district and police say the situation posed no threat, and no threats had been made, but in an effort to be transparent, a message was sent to parents.The student is being disciplined.You can read the notice from the school district and the police by clicking here. Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 2, 2020 0 388 Goshen HS student brings a fake plastic gun to school Facebook
Sir Charlie Mayfield became the John Lewis Partnership’s fifth Chairman in March 2007 after joining the Partnership in 2000 as Head of Business Development, responsible for business strategy and development for both John Lewis and Waitrose. Charlie joined the Board as Development Director in 2001 and was responsible for developing the Partnership’s online strategy. He became Managing Director of John Lewis in January 2005 prior to taking up his appointment as Chairman of the Partnership in March 2007.Charlie began his career as an officer in the army. He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1992 and became Marketing Manager for the Lucozade brand, before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1996, where he worked with consumer and retail organisations.Charlie is Chair of the Productivity Leadership Group and is the President of the Employee Ownership Association. He is also a Trustee of Place2Be and a Director of FabIndia, and Non-Executive Chairman of QA. He received a knighthood in June 2013 for services to business.The role is not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Charlie has declared no such political activity.
Background:Atlantic bluefin tuna are known for being amongst the biggest, fastest and most valuable fish in the sea. They were once a common sight in UK waters, ranging throughout the Celtic and North Sea. However, they largely disappeared from British waters in the 1990s, possibly due to overfishing, and are now recognised as an endangered species. In recent years they have been observed more frequently in our coastal waters, particularly during the late summer, autumn and winter as they move into coastal areas to feed on energy rich fish, such as sprats and herring, in waters off the south west of the UK.Atlantic bluefin tuna can migrate over huge distances, moving over the entire Atlantic Ocean to North America and back again in a single year, crossing both coastal waters and the deep offshore. They are top predators of the seas and are fast, energetic and powerful fish with considerable commercial and conservation interest. However, despite historic evidence, we know little about their movements, for example how long they stay in British waters and where they go once they leave our coastal environment. Improving knowledge on the species is an important first step for securing a positive future for Atlantic bluefin tuna around the UK.More information on the project can be found at https://www.thunnusuk.org/. A blog on the project has also been published today at: https://marinescience.blog.gov.uk/. This year, records have been sent in from the Scilly Isles, Scotland, Wales, England and even the Channel Islands and regularly detailing sightings of shoals of Atlantic bluefin tuna, hundreds of fish strong. During the beginning of the electronic tagging programme, observers have witnessed over 100 separate Atlantic bluefin tuna feeding events. Whilst seeing these predators back in waters of the British Isles is incredibly exciting, it’s clearer now more than ever how little is known about the local ecology of these animals.The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter are conducting a two-year scientific study, supported by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, to deploy state of the art animal tracking devices to find out where Atlantic bluefin tuna in UK waters go. Scientists will work with stakeholders including commercial fishers, recreational anglers, wildlife watchers, and NGOs, to share knowledge, and to deploy around 40 state-of-the-art satellite tracking devices. Tagging started in October, and the programme has been designed with the input and help of fishers.The work will help scientists to understand: We’ve already seen bluefin tuna on 45 occasions this year and our season isn’t over yet. Most of those instances have been large shoals with a mix in the size of fish, but recently most fish seen at the surface have been large. We have certainly seen more this year than ever, which has been the case every year now since 2015! where and when Atlantic bluefin tuna are found in British waters; long-distance migrations, and where Atlantic bluefin tuna go when they are not in UK coastal waters; where Atlantic bluefin tuna found in UK waters go to breed; and interactions between Atlantic bluefin tuna and both commercial and recreational fisheries. This a ground-breaking project for the UK and another important step towards the use of evidence-based approaches for conservation in our coastal seas. These are huge, exciting, top predators, yet with an uncertain future. We’ve already learned a huge amount about bluefin from talking to wildlife spotters and fishers who are out on the water every day. Our tagging programme will help build an even more detailed understanding at the level of individual fish. The next few years will be challenging, exciting, yet hugely revealing regards their movements and biology. This exciting collaboration will enable us to gather and share knowledge of this incredible species and uncover the role they play in UK waters. Cefas has a long history of investigating the behaviours and migrations of many species of fish, and we’re looking forward to using our expertise to address some of the fundamentally important questions that need answering about bluefin tuna. Dr Matthew Witt, lead scientist on the project for the University of Exeter said: Cefas and University of Exeter have launched a bluefin tuna tagging programme to try and find out more about the migration patterns of these enigmatic predators.2018 represents the first year when the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter have run a sightings programme, asking members of the public to send in their records of Atlantic bluefin tuna. 2017 was a remarkable year for Atlantic bluefin tuna sightings and 2018 has been even more impressive.Hannah and Duncan Jones of Marine Discovery Penzance, a local wildlife tour operator, said: The information will improve knowledge on Atlantic bluefin tuna, ultimately aiding in the conservation of these remarkable animals into the future.Following a summer in which sightings of bluefin were once again common, Dr David Righton, lead scientist on the project for Cefas said:
Empire Records, the 1995 cult classic about a group teenage record store employees trying to save their independent retailer from being gobbled up by a large corporation, is being reworked as a Broadway musical. Rolling Stone reports that the organizers of the production are aiming for a 2020 premiere.Originally a critical and commercial flop, Empire Record featured impressive young cast that included future stars like Renee Zellweger and Liv Tyler. While the film never really caught on with its intended Gen X audience, its assortment of misfit characters and their quotable one-liners have found a second life as a niche favorite for many millennials. Additionally, the film is known for it’s ’90s alt-rock soundtrack, which featured tunes by The Cranberries, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Cracker, Better Than Ezra, and Gin Blossoms.Interestingly, diehard fans of Empire Records may notice that today—April 8th—is Rex Manning Day. Named for the fictional washed-up ’80s pop star who drops by the record store for an autograph signing, Rex Manning Day has developed into an internet meme celebrating the day (in the film’s universe, of course) that Manning’s visit to Empire Records took place.Rex Manning – “Say No More Mon Amour”“The film has developed a cult audience over the years, and addresses issues that people of all ages can identify with,” the musical’s producer, Bill Weiner, told Rolling Stone. “It also evokes an interesting period in time, the Nineties, where the music business was changing – and a lot of people remember that as part of their youth. I knew we had something when I would tell people about the show and consistently see faces light up – everyone has a story, whether it’s that they saw the movie 10 times, stole the video cassette from an older sibling or the soundtrack was the first CD they ever purchased.”The Empire Records musical will be written by the film’s screenwriter Carol Heikkinen, who will adapt her script for the new format. Zoe Harnak will handle the music and lyrics.
Today, Tedeschi Trucks Band has officially released their latest album, SIGNS, their first record since 2016’s Let Me Get By.The 11-track album was co-produced by TTB leader and guitarist Derek Trucks along with Jim Scott and Bobby Tis, and includes all original songs which were recorded live on two-inch analog tape at their Swamp Raga Studio. TTB brethren Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Doyle Bramhall II, and Marc Quiñones also appear on the record.As the band notes in a press release, “Signs confronts loss, heartbreak, and politically troubled times with a credence and conviction that puts the group’s undying world-class musicianship and collaborative spirit on full display. It’s a genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.”During the recording process, the group lost several of their mentors: Leon Russell, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Derek Trucks‘ uncle and original Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks, followed by Gregg Allman later that year.“How their passing affected me,” Trucks told NPR, “was that there was the wanting to do it right and wanting to carry on whatever parts I learned from them that I could carry on. The music they made was of a special time and place. I’m never going to recapture that stuff, but I’ve certainly been able to take the lessons I learned from them.”To celebrate the release of Signs, Tedeschi Trucks Band will play an intimate album release show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 20th (Tickets available here). They’ll continue to bring their promotion of the album with tour dates throughout 2019, including a 4-night, 2-weekend residency at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theater. The sold-out first weekend of the band’s D.C. residency kicks off tonight.You can listen to the new Tedeschi Trucks Band album, Signs, below:Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs – Full AlbumSee below for a full list of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Tedeschi Trucks Band Upcoming 2019 Tour Dates2/15/19 – Washington, D.C – Warner Theatre SOLD OUT2/16/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre SOLD OUT2/17/19 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre SOLD OUT2/20/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House SOLD OUT2/22/19 – Washington, D.C – Warner Theatre2/23/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre SOLD OUT2/26/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia SOLD OUT2/28/19 – Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre3/1/19 – Augusta, GA – William B. Bell Auditorium3/2/19 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium SOLD OUT4/2/19 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia4/4/19 – Eindhoven, NL – Muziekgebouw4/5/19 – Winterbach, DE – Salierhalle Winterbach4/7/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio4/8/19 – Stockholm, SE – Cirkus SOLD OUT4/10/19 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene4/11/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio SOLD OUT4/12/19 – Randers, DK – Vaerket4/14/19 – Bochum, DE – Rurhcongress4/15/19 – Hamburg, DE – Mehr! Theater4/17/19 – Milan, IT – Teatro degli Arcimboldi4/18/19 – Trieste, IT – Politeama Rossetti4/20/19 – Zurich, CH – Theater 114/23/19 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique4/24/19 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg4/26/19 – London, UK – The London Palladium SOLD OUT4/27/19 – London, UK – The London Palladium SOLD OUT5/10/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater5/11/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater SOLD OUT5/12/19 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre5/14/19 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center5/16/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre5/17/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre SOLD OUT5/18/19 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre5/21/19 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento5/23/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater of Seattle5/24/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater of Seattle5/25/19 – Salem, OR – LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre6/11/19 – Osaka, Japan – Osaka Archaic Hall6/12/19 – Nagoya, Japan – Zepp Nagoya6/14/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome City Hall6/15/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome City Hall6/16/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome City Hall6/28/19 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place *6/29/19 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater *6/30/19 -St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium *7/03/19 – Orange Beach, AL – Wharf Amphitheater *7/05/19 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium *7/06/19 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheater *7/07/19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion *7/09/19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *7/10/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center *7/12 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music Festival *7/13/19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *7/14/19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *7/16/19 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC *7/17/19 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap *7/19/19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion *7/20/19 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights *7/21/19 – Aurora, IL – Riveredge Park *7/23/19 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *7/24/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *7/26/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *7/27/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *7/30/19 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre *7/31/19 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *8/02/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *8/03/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ** 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)View Upcoming Tour Dates
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Education is a force for liberation, President Drew Faust told an audience Thursday (Nov. 26) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) at Soweto, where she announced that Harvard and the host university were developing an initiative to train school principals in some of South Africa’s most desperate regions.“In rural areas near Soweto, school principals are running classrooms in fields and abandoned school buses and shipping containers, sometimes risking their lives to serve students who want to become doctors and civil engineers,” Faust said. “Our universities hope to create an Educational Leadership Institute that will make this campus a center of educational innovation for Africa, and indeed for the entire world.”South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” Nzimande congratulated both schools for their leadership in pursuing the collaboration. “The building blocks which this institute will eventually comprise … are essential to our government’s goal to produce a quality of learning and teaching system.”Faust spoke to an audience of faculty, students, and staff on the Soweto campus. Her six-day trip highlighted the University’s ties to the region, where faculty are engaged in a wide variety of initiatives, from improving business education to delivering health care in some of the continent’s most remote areas.In her speech, titled “The Capacity to Make History,” Faust, a scholar of the American South, noted parallels between South Africa’s long struggle for freedom and that of the United States following the Civil War.“In those stories lies a common struggle for liberation, for universal rights before the law, and for human dignity against the evils of slavery and apartheid,’’ she said. “And so if the journey from the United States to South Africa is a long one in miles, it is for countless Americans a very short one in emotional resonance. I am one of those Americans.”Soweto was the site of a key moment in the fight against apartheid. In 1976, thousands of students took to the streets to demand equal access to education. “Soweto is hallowed ground — at the center of the struggle for freedom that cost so many lives,” Faust said.“If you want to understand what ‘living democracy’ means to the new South Africa, look no further than this remarkable institution,’’ she said.The potential education initiative that Faust announced is the result of collaboration between the UJ Faculty of Education and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Drawing on the local institution’s pioneering efforts in educational reform, and HGSE’s 30 years of experience in leadership training, Faust said that the initiative would train school principals to “help transform lives and South African education.”“We must believe, as [Nelson] Mandela said, in our ‘capacity to make history,’’’ Faust said. “We in the United States and you in South Africa have been granted a very special moment in the history of the world and in its progress towards freedom. It is our challenge to make the most of it.”
Morse Payson & Noyes, an affiliate of Banknorth Insurance Group in Portland, has appointed Peter D. Palumbo as a senior account manager. He will be responsible for the company’s personal-lines accounts throughout Vermont.”Our personal-lines business is particularly important because it provides our customers with the security and peace of mind that they arewell protected,” said Thomas L. Deveaux, executive vice president of Banknorth Insurance Group. “Peter comes with a strong background as aself-employed businessman who understands personal insurance needs.”Palumbo has more than two decades of business experience, including two years in insurance. Before joining Banknorth Insurance Group, he served as an exclusive agent for Allstate Insurance Co.A resident of Charlotte, Vt., Palumbo is a 1972 graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. He also holds an associate’s degree from WestchesterCommunity College in Valhalla, N.Y.Banknorth Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Banknorth Group in Portland, is the largest insurance group in New England and the 37th largest in the country, with offices throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Vermont.The agencies of Banknorth Insurance Group include: Morse, Payson & Noyes in South Portland, Southwest Harbor and Auburn, Maine; New EnglandBenefits in Sanford, Maine; W.C. Ladd & Sons in Camden, Rockland and Belfast, Maine; A.D. Davis in North Conway, Colebrook and Gorham, N.H.;Palmer Goodell Insurance Agency in Springfield, Mass; Catalano Insurance Agency in Methuen and Wilmington, Mass.; Waters Insurance Agency inTopsfield and Wenham, Mass.; and the Watson Group in Wethersfield, Conn.The firm now has 380 employees, serving both commercial and consumer customers with insurance products from such major national insurers asOneBeacon, Travelers, Royal & SunAlliance, CIGNA, Aetna, The Hartford, Hanover and Anthem. For more information about Banknorth Insurance Group,visit online at www.banknorth.com/insurance(link is external).
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Atlantic Beach lifeguard manager Rick Weinstock took this photo of a shark spotted offshore recently. (Courtesy of CBS News)Two shark sightings in about a week that caused a scare among surfers and swimmers at Atlantic Beach appear to have been of a harmless basking shark, according to a marine biologist.Witnesses and lifeguards reported the shark sightings 70 to 100 yards offshore on Sunday, July 21 and again on Monday, July 29, sending shivers down spines of Long Island swimmers.“We shut the water down for less than an hour, it was precautionary,” Hank Ottolia, a Sunny Atlantic Beach Club Lifeguard, told the Press. “We took everyone out, then didn’t see it for a while and let everyone back in.”Kimberly Durham, a marine biologist with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, said that she viewed the shark sighting witness’ photo of a dorsal fin when it aired on News 12 Long Island. WLNY first reported the story.“If I just look at that photo it screams basking shark to me,” said Durham, the Rescue Program Director for the foundation. “These guys are completely harmless but they can be certainly a little bit concerning.”Basking sharks, like one 10-feet long that washed up dead three weeks ago in nearby Long Beach, mostly eat plankton and krill, which they scoop up by swimming around with their giant mouths wide open. In other words, they’re not the aggressive predators like Great Whites, but they can grow to be up to 40-feet long.Does Long Island Need a Shark Alert System?Basking sharks are the same species that were spotted hanging out off the coast of Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach County Park in June 2011. Suffolk County parks officials ordered everyone out of the water in that case because they didn’t want people harassing the sharks.Durham notes that these are the first shark sightings of summer that she’s heard—she’s been busy with mostly dolphin reports lately—but that such reports are not uncommon is the time of year when there are more ocean beach swimmers and the sharks’ food source is closer to shore in the warmer water.The sightings also coincidentally occurred just days before Shark Week, the annual Discovery Channel programming block of shows about sharks.But, harmless basking shark or not, one seasoned surfer who spotted the fin while surfing in Atlantic Beach last week high tailed it out of the water as quickly as possible.“I notice something strange in the water,” said the surfer 50 years of riding waves worldwide under his belt. “I look and see it’s a white dorsal fin cutting smoothly through the water about 10-12 feet from me across the line that I had just traversed a minute ago. I look closer and see beneath the surface a brown body. Yes, it was a shark. I’d say less than 6 feet long.”That’s when he said he made a break for land.“I calmly raised my legs out of the water and onto my board,” he said. “I also lifted my arms out and laid on the board for about 30 seconds then started to take short strokes paddling in. I called to my son who was paddling back out and gave him the sign to head in. He looked perplexed until I yelled ‘shark!’”To report beached marine life call the Riverhead Foundation’s 24-Hour Stranding Hotline at 631-369-9829.
continue reading » More than 5,000 credit union leaders from across the country will converge to the Nation’s capital for the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). The premier industry event will take place Feb. 23-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. and registration is now open.“Every day, credit unions work tirelessly to provide financial security and support to families and communities across the country,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “GAC is an opportunity for credit union advocates to come to Washington and share that important work with lawmakers, engage with other credit union leaders, and grow as a cooperative movement.”Participants will hear from influential business and political thought leaders while exploring key advocacy topics that impact credit unions and their members. The conference will center around key advocacy priorities for credit unions including: preserving the tax status, combating bank attacks, protecting data privacy and security, securing regulatory relief and bolstering main street in good times and bad. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A higher education institution that has started organizing and conducting a professional examination for a manager according to the Ordinance on the professional examination for a manager (Official Gazette, No. 50/08) may hold a professional examination according to the examination program prescribed by that Ordinance, no later than 90 days from the end of the lecture for the professional exam, after which the decisions on the appointment of examination commissions for taking the professional exam for the head of the branch office at higher education institutions cease to be valid. The exam consists of a seminar paper, written and oral part. The professional exam checks the knowledge and skills of candidates required to run a travel agency, while the professional exam is taken in Croatian before the examination commission at the ministry responsible for tourism. This Ordinance prescribes the learning outcomes that are checked at the professional exam for a business manager in a travel agency, the composition of the examination commission and the manner of taking the professional exam. Photo: Pixabay.com Namely, to apply for the professional exam, it is necessary to enclose a certificate from the educational institution that the candidates actively know at least one world language (level B2 according to the degrees of the Common European Framework of Reference) and know another world language (level A2 according to the degrees of the Common European Reference framework in comprehension and speech). The notice on the time and place of taking the professional exam shall be published by the examination commission on the Ministry’s website at least thirty days before the day set for taking the professional exam. The big change is that from now on the exam for the head of a travel agency is taken at the Ministry of Tourism, while until now it has been the practice for educational institutions to charge for the course and they have taken the exam and received a certificate of professional exam. Also, according to Article 8, the Minister of Tourism makes a decision which determines the amount and manner of payment of compensation for the costs of the professional exam. The rulebook does not define the amount of compensation for the costs of the professional exam. We have sent an inquiry about the amount of the fee for taking the professional exam to the Ministry of Tourism, and we will publish the answer as soon as we receive feedback. Also, so far there were no conditions for accessing the course and taking the exam for the head of a travel agency, while now one of the conditions is the level of active knowledge of two foreign languages. Side dish: Rulebook on the professional exam for business manager in a travel agency Pursuant to Article 19, paragraph 4 of the Tourism Services Act (Official Gazette 130/17 and 25/19), the Ministry of Tourism Rulebook on the professional exam for a manager of a travel agency, and which came into force today.