Elkhart police, fire assembling parade of lights to honor medical workers

first_img Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The Elkhart City Police Dept. and The Elkhart City Fire Department, are planning a parade of lights for the patients and healthcare workers of Elkhart General Hospital.The procession will assemble around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at McNaughton Park) and start around 7 p.m. ending as soon as they make the loop around the hospital.Both departments along with area county agencies will partake in the event. Previous article$600 unemployment insurance benefits begin in IndianaNext articleFive people that attended the sectional tournament in Indianapolis are dead from the coronavirus. Is it just coincidence or not? Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – April 22, 2020 0 465 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Elkhart police, fire assembling parade of lights to honor medical workers Facebooklast_img read more

Sting Boards the Cast of His Broadway Musical The Last Ship

first_img Featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship is inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences and his album of the same name. It is set in an English seafaring town that operates around the local shipyard and follows Gideon Fletcher, a man who left home to see the world and returns fourteen years later to find that the future of the shipyard is in danger. The shipyard’s workers decide to take their fate into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that has defined their existence. The new tuner, directed by Joe Mantello, has had disappointing box office grosses since opening on October 26 at the Neil Simon Theatre. It earned $536,449 out of a potential $1,243,260 for the week ending November 16. “I’ve been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every performance, so it’s not like I’ve flown in from Planet Rock Star to save the day,” said Sting told The New York Times. View Comments The cast also includes Broadway faves Michael Esper and Aaron Lazar, Rachel Tucker, Fred Applegate, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. Related Shows The previously reported rumors were true. Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship on December 9. The Grammy winner will replace Jimmy Nail as Jackie White and perform in the production through January 10, 2015. The Last Ship Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015last_img read more

Northamptonshire and Wiltshire set up title showdown

first_img26 Aug 2015 Northamptonshire and Wiltshire set up title showdown Northamptonshire and Wiltshire will meet tomorrow in a title showdown at the English Boys’ County Championship at King’s Lynn Golf Club in Norfolk.Both won close matches today, with Northamptonshire defeating Durham 5-4 and Wiltshire beating Hampshire 5½-3½.Northants, who are making their first appearance at County Finals, have two wins from two matches so far, giving them a slight edge over Wiltshire, who halved yesterday.“It means we can halve tomorrow and win the title, which is a nice situation, but the boys won’t be going for that. They’ll want to win,” said Adam Myers, the Northamptonshire manager.It’s the same sentiment from Wiltshire whose manager, Ian Welding, remarked: “We are definitely looking forward to tomorrow.”Northamptonshire provided the highlight of the day when 17-year-old Callum Farr (Image © Leaderboard Photography) had a hole-in-one on the 133-yard fifth hole in the morning foursomes. Farr was playing with Ben Jones and his seven-iron shot put the pairing one up and set them on course for an emphatic 6/4 win.It was the team’s only win of the morning but it kept them in touch and they went on to produce a strong singles performance. “It didn’t look great early on but the four lads at the back really started to give it a go and looked in control. It allowed the two lads at the front to give their opponents a good game,” said Myers.The back four all had convincing wins: Matthew Myers signed off with a birdie on the 13th to win 5/4; Callum Farr overpowered his opponent 6/5; Ben Jones won 4/2 and Tom Forster was a 3/2 winner.Wiltshire showed plenty of grit yesterday when they fought back from 3-0 down to halve their match. Today, they got off to a faster start, but again had to demonstrate plenty of character to lead 2-1 at lunchThey had one foursomes win in the bag and looked odds on to claim the second when Dom Burgess and Tom Stagg got to four up after 14 holes. But Hampshire’s Jason Stokes and Josh Sturt were far from finished and won the 15th, 16th and 17th with a run of birdie, birdie, par to reduce the deficit to one hole. However, the Wiltshire pair stopped the charge with a par four on the last, which halved the hole and gave them a one-up win.In the singles Wiltshire and Hampshire each claimed one big win, but the other games were closely fought with three of the matches going to the 18th. “I was so pleased with the way they played, coming down the straight when the pressure was on, they did really, really well,” said Welding.“We had some really good performances, for example Jake Bolton was three under when his match finished on the 14th. One of our younger players, Tom Stagg, was two up with two to play when the Hampshire boy had a really good putt to birdie the 17th and then hit the ball straight down the middle of the 18th.“Tom smashed his own drive and, under great pressure, knocked it on the green and holed the putt for a birdie three to win the match. That kind of spirit and determination is what has helped us over the last couple of days.”Click here for full scores.last_img read more

No four-peat in Men’s Open as Innkeepers knock off three-time champion Kootenay Co-op

first_imgDespite struggling for most of season Co-op staged a late season surge during the second-half of the season to advance to the championship game, getting past Vikings in one semi final.Meanwhile the Innkeepers, which barely lost out to the U18 Reps in the race for the first half title, were the most consistent squad throughout the season.The ‘Keepers won the fall regular season title with an undefeated mark.In the final both teams took turns penetrating the defensive lines only to find the goalkeepers equal to the task.That was until Harvey managed to get into the clear for the game’s only goal.Mike Precious was outstanding between the pipes for the Innkeepers to register the shutout.Paul Anderson, Derek Stefiuk and Chris Richards for the Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op player Cam Kuch and Cedar Goebel all received cautions during the game.In the other Nelson City Soccer Playoff Sunday, Finley’s Jiggers won the Women’s Over-30 title while Bia Boro captured the Men’s Over-35 crown. The final scores in both games were 4-1. [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsThere will be no four-peat in the Nelson City Soccer Open Men’s Division.Iain Harvey’s first half tally sparked the Nelson Innkeepers to a 1-0 victory over three-time defending champion Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.last_img read more

Boys volleyball team take seventh in Whitecourt

first_imgAn inconsistent weekend according to coach Diane Sandberg led to a seventh place finish for the NPSS senior boys volleyball team. A total of 16 teams were taking part at the tournament in Whitecourt.A loss in focus resulted in a couple of losses Sandberg said. Their best game of the event was a matchup against the hosts where they lost in three sets, but two of them had a two point difference, a 27-25 win, and 15-13 loss in the decider.Setter Rui Vale was singled out as setting a strong example in perseverance for playing through an injury.- Advertisement –last_img

Half-time: Watford 0 QPR 0

first_imgNiko Kranjcar, playing as a lone striker, fired inches wide of the target for QPR in the first half at Vicarage Road.With Charlie Austin out with a hamstring injury, Kranjcar was handed an unfamiliar role while Yossi Benayoun was given a starting place in midfield.The Croatian sent another effort wide and an early attempt well over the bar as Rangers had most of the possession.At the other end, Richard Dunne produced a superb last-ditch tackle to deny Diego Fabbrini as the Watford forward burst into the box.And keeper R’s keeper Rob Green was able to gather Sean Murray’s deflected shot. QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Barton, Carroll, Benayoun, Phillips, Hoilett, Kranjcar.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Johnson, Henry, Zamora, O’Neil, Sendles-White.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Venus Flytrap Uses Chemical “Brain”

first_imgThere’s a lowly plant that has a botanical version of muscles and a brain – the Venus flytrap.  It has muscle in its ability to snap its traps shut faster than a bug can escape.  And it has a brain in its ability to distinguish between debris and edible prey.  More about its chemical brain came to light by Japanese researchers, reported Live Science.    The researchers isolated the chemicals that tell the traps to shut by a process of elimination: collecting all the chemicals in the plant and then trying them out, one by one, to see which ones triggered the action.  They found that two potions are responsible. The new findings suggest that a Venus flytrap’s chemical signals work much like those in the human brain.  Like neurotransmitters, the plant chemicals accumulate until they affect the plants’ cell membranes, creating electrical imbalances that cells use to communicate.  In the brain, these so-called “action potentials” are the language of neurons.  In a Venus flytrap, they’re the signal that spells dinnertime for the plant and slow digestion for its hapless prey.Earlier experiments, the article said, showed that the traps’ ability to snap shut in less than a second works because “they snap from convex to concave the same way that a contact lens can flip inside out.”You can buy these amazing plants at many nurseries.  What a fun way to fascinate kids with science: they can see the trigger hairs in the traps, and learn by observation that it takes two strokes within 30 seconds to get the trap to spring shut – another mechanism to help the plant (which has no eyes or ears) to differentiate between live prey and debris.  Good questions are sure to follow: how could that just happen?  Does the plant have a brain?  Well, sort of.  Help kids realize that even the small, simple things are incredibly complex, and that many sophisticated parts must work together for things like the Venus flytrap to succeed.(Visited 96 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Could a South African live on Mars?

first_imgThe science fiction dream of living on another planet could become reality for South African researcher Adriana Marais. She is one of the 100 candidates who are one step closer to living on Mars, an initiative of the Mars One Project, should they make it to the next round in the selection process. Adriana Marais is a South African interested in living on Mars as part of the Mars One Project. She is pictured at the Cape Town Science Centre. (Image: Facebook, photo by Kate Shaw) Priya Pitamber“When I read in the paper for the first time about the possibility of applying to go to Mars on a one-way mission,” wrote South African researcher Adriana Marais on her website, “I went cold and was engulfed by a wave of nausea.”She sent in her application, anyway.Now, Marais is one of four South Africans shortlisted to the third level of 100 people in the selection process for the privately funded Dutch Mars One Project. It aims to settle a human colony on the red planet. The next step involves whittling down the 100 candidates to a mere 24. They will undergo a few months of training. The next step in the selection process is set to take place in September 2016.“To prepare for this settlement the first unmanned mission is scheduled to depart in 2020,” reads the Mars One website. “Crews will depart for their one-way journey to Mars starting in 2026; subsequent crews will depart every 26 months after the initial crew has left for Mars. Mars One is a global initiative aiming to make this everyone’s mission to Mars, including yours.”We will see humans on Mars in our lifetime! #dreambig #proudlyhuman #bringadrianatomarais @MarsOneProject @DerekWatts— Adriana Marais (@adrianamarais) January 17, 2016Marais said she had been asked many times when she first considered leaving Earth, and she had recalled a memory from childhood, when she was six or seven years old. Marais and two friends were riding their plastic scooters up and down a driveway.“When we stopped I asked my two friends: ‘If you could go into space on a spaceship to see what was there, further than we’ve been before, but you knew that you wouldn’t come back, would you go? Just to see what was there…’ They wrinkled their noses and scooted off, while I said determinedly, ‘I would.’”Watch Marais give an inspiring TedX talk:She said Mars was an obvious destination for mankind’s Great Trek because human beings were explorers by nature, and now, for the first time, there was a chance to colonise a planet. “I feel like this is something I am meant to do rather than want to do,” she wrote on her site. “I feel like my whole life has been leading up to taking part in this awe-inspiring mission to call another planet home.”ConcernsBesides the thrill of the unbound adventure, Marais has expressed a few worries about the mission.“Assuming that the living units established on Mars in advance of human arrival are shown to be habitable i.e. that sufficient oxygen, water and heat are constantly available, and assuming that the first group of astronauts lands safely on Mars, there remain serious concerns for the first Martians,” she wrote.“These include the effects on the body of radiation exposure during the journey and on Mars itself, of reduced gravitational and magnetic fields, and whether the available medical supplies and nutrition will be sufficient to deal with some of the resulting health implications.”A lot of research needed to be done to answer those questions, before the first planned departure. “I think amongst other social issues, those of ownership and accountability for actions on Mars also need to be addressed.”[email protected] I’ll always be #ProudlySouthAfrican – even on #Mars pic.twitter.com/qBTHYc5TH4— Adriana Marais (@adrianamarais) January 7, 2016Living, eating and drinking on MarsAccording to Mars One, the living unit will be a lander. It will have an inflatable living section and an airlock used by the astronauts when leaving the sealed, habitable settlement. It will also be filled with breathable air by the Life Support Unit and there will be “wet areas”, such as the shower and kitchen.“The inflatable living unit will be built around existing technologies in use as space inflatables with such equipment as NASA’s space suits and landing airbags on the three Mars rovers prior to Curiosity.” There’ll be living units established on Mars for the colonisers. (Image: Mars One)A little food will be taken, but the idea is for the colonists to consume fresh food produced on the red planet. “Also, bugs reproduce rapidly and can convert material that is inedible to humans into body mass, so small insect farms could produce a steady stream of food containing valuable fats and amino acids,” reads the Mars One website.Luckily for Marais, she has come to terms with eating insects.“I’m sure I would quickly adapt to an insect-based breakfast of champions on Mars,” she said. “While grain and vegetables will be grown (organically of course) on Mars, bugs reproduce quickly for a good supply of fats and amino acids.”last_img read more

Goonies Revenge: RODEO — Geocache of the Week

first_imgThe cache is near a horse stable facility. You may even have some curious happy horses investigating what you are doing while you walk by. The GPS guides you to the horse trailers away from the stables, and it’s up to you to determine which trailer is hosting a rodeo inside. Unlock and open the right door and you’ll be greeted by a nice horse with a smile and a saddle on its back. But the cache isn’t that easy. You need to pass a test to prove to the horse that you are worthy of the geocache hidden inside. Read the instructions and try to win the rodeo on the bucking bronco. Keep track of your progress on the “Rodeomat” as you go from waking up the horse all the way to galloping speed while it rocks you back and forth. The geocache presents itself after you successfully pass the test. You’re encouraged by the cache owner to bring props and post pictures with the horse.Within that region of Germany there are over 55,000 geocaches–30 of them have over 1,000 Favorite points. “Die 4 Goonies” hid this geocache only one year ago as part of a series of Goonies themed caches. With over 900 finds and a 95% Favorite point rating, this cache sits at the top of the ranks within the region. Difficulty:3.5Terrain:4 TraditionalGC695PXby Die 4 Goonies Location:Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyN 50° 46.100′ E 006° 54.421′ Saddle up, grab your lasso, and put on your cowboy hat to prepare for “Goonies Revenge: Rodeo,” located in the wild wild Nordrhein-Westfalen of Germany. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 7, 2012March 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”The Revenge Of Team Psycho #1 – Treasure Island – Geocache of the WeekAugust 1, 2018In “Community”Double-Oh-Mega-Event: On a (not so) Secret MissionJuly 22, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more