What’s Quackin’ at cMoe?

first_imgElf Academy Visit Our Website 25 Days of Giving Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ will be leaving cMoe on December 29th!Created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action is designed to promote the fun in and communicate the many benefits of physical activity.Featuring the theme of action adventures popular in children’s books and movies, the homegrown exhibition invites visitors to jump into “Action Star Training” – play activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance.Sponsored nationally by General Mills. Sponsored locally by Old National Bank Foundation. View Calendar Can’t stay up till midnight? Party all day at the annual Happy Noon Year’s celebration!Enjoy engaging activities, games, snacks, and a special performance by The Awesome Squad! Oh, and make sure to join us in the lobby as we count down to NOON with cMoe’s special balloon drop!Activities included with admission:18 Months & Older—$15 per personcMoe Member Families— FreeMuseums For All program—$1 per personcMoe will be open from 9 AM-2 PM on December 31.Awesome Squad performance made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ Holiday ClosurescMoe will be closed on the following dates: The North Pole needs more Elves!December 14th will be the jolliest, immersive holiday experience for the family. At Elf Academy, you’ll discover all the magical secrets of being a North Pole Elf. During your training, you’ll: Daily Educational Programs December Theme: Winter – It’s almost Winter, and it is getting COLD outside! But there are plenty of wonderful activities and celebrations that take place in December to keep us warm and happy. This month we’ll be doing activities and games to help keep away the cold, as well as learning about the multi-cultural celebrations that are taking place around the world!Daily activities are included with general admission and no registration is required. The Museum will be open on December 23rd and December 30th. Christmas Eve (December 24)Christmas Day (December 25)New Year’s Day (January 1) Member Families, Donors, & Volunteers are exclusively invited on December 13th from 5 PM-7 PM!Special activities will be happening throughout the Museum including:Holiday themed craftsA hot chocolate barPictures with Santacenter_img Family Free NightCreate family memories and spark your children’s imagination during Family Free Night!The public is admitted FREE on December 5th from 5 PM-8 PM to explore the Museum. Last admittance is at 7:30 pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years older. No reservations are necessary for this evening of holiday fun! Learn More Learn More Merry Members Night (Photos: MIKE LAWRENCE / COURIER & PRESS, Mike Lawrence) Tickets sales end on December 6th! This event is sponsored by Old National Bank. Happy Noon Years! Make toys at Santa’s WorkshopSlide down Magic MountainHave a Snowball FightGet your photo with Santa & Mrs. ClausBust a Move at a Dance PartyBrunchGet your official Elf Badge! Purchase Tickets FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare One of our core beliefs is that every child and family deserves the chance to learn, play, and form stronger family bonds. Our Access Initiatives help us support families and children in times of need and financial difficulty, giving kids the opportunity to experience the simple joys of being a kid.Help us raise $25K in 25 Days!Give, renew or upgrade your gift:• Donate online at www.cMoekids.org• Call us at 812.464.2663• Mail gifts to P.O. Box 122; Evansville, IN 47701Each gift is 100% tax deductible.last_img read more

University of Freiburg agreement signed

first_imgA signing ceremony of the “Memorandum of Understanding” marked an agreement between Harvard University and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (University of Freiburg), which will provide study abroad opportunities for Harvard undergraduates through the Harvard College Europe Program.“The Harvard College program to be launched in Freiburg is the first faculty-led semester-long study-abroad program in Harvard history,” said Jorge Dominguez, vice provost for international affairs, who was present at the Oct. 31 ceremony.The University of Freiburg will also instantly become the largest site for semester-long Harvard undergraduate study during this academic year — Paris will rank second and Havana third, Dominguez noted.The Harvard College Europe Program’s goal is to introduce Harvard students to “European answers to the challenges of the modern world,” according to the program’s designer, Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History.The program encompasses study abroad in Freiburg, Germany, with course offerings at Universität Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France.Beckert will be the resident Harvard faculty director, as well as the academic adviser during the inaugural spring 2012 term in Freiburg.The development of the program was funded by the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences. During the inaugural year, the David S. Howe Fund for the Harvard College Europe Program will support program activities such as student and faculty excursions to Warsaw and Istanbul.The undergraduates selected for the inaugural spring 2012 exchange program include Emma Langham Brown ’14, Marlee Chong ’13, Daniel Gross ’13, Emily Howell ’13, Esther Lee ’13, Anna Mapes ’13, Samuel Mendez ’14, Alexandra (Sasha) Mironov ’13, Dennis Mwaura ’12, Rose Nyameke ’14, Debanjan Pain ’13, Lauren Paul ’13, Catherine Rea ’14, Eleanor Regan ’13, Mikaël Schinazi ’12, Minh Trinh ’14, Christopher Walleck ’14, Jinzhao Wang ’14, Colby Wilkason ’13, and Julie Yen ’14.University of Freiburg Professor Franz-Josef Brüggemeier will be a guest professor at Harvard in the History Department during the spring 2012 term.last_img read more

Paraguay Seizes More than 46 Tons of Illegal Drugs in a Week

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo September 11, 2020 The fight against narcotrafficking in Paraguay continues. In late July, the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish), in cooperation with the Armed Forces, seized and destroyed more than 46 tons of drugs in several operations carried out nationwide.“SENAD, together with the Navy, the JTF [Joint Task Force], and the Attorney General’s Office, carried out several operations this week. More than 46 tons of marijuana taken out of the market, about half a ton of cocaine, and several detainees,” Paraguayan President Mario Abdo said on his Twitter account on July 24.A SENAD agent destroys supplies for the production of marijuana at a lab in Amambay department on July 23, 2020. (Photo: Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat)Among the operations carried out, the following stand out:During an operation in Caaguazú department, SENAD special agents found a 5-hectare marijuana plantation on July 23. Authorities destroyed the crops, which SENAD said in a press release were capable of yielding about 15 tons of marijuana. At the same location, agents also seized 1,300 kilograms of the drug already processed.During a parallel operation conducted in Amambay department, SENAD agents dismantled a large marijuana lab equipped with electricity, freezers, industrial refrigerators, and tanks of drinking water, among other items for the production of drug. “They made traditionally pressed marijuana, but their main focus was Moroccan marijuana or hashish, which requires a more careful process, such as continuous refrigeration,” SENAD said in a press release.In total, agents seized 2,400 kg of chopped marijuana, 119 kg of pressed marijuana, 3 kg of hashish, and 25 kg of seeds. They also captured two Paraguayan nationals.“This is not the first time that SENAD has detected these kind of facilities in the same area of the country,” SENAD said. “The appearance of these facilities is likely due to the increase in demand for new marijuana varieties on the Brazilian market. Frozen cannabis or Moroccan hashish is more expensive than traditional marijuana […].”Another marijuana production and storage center was destroyed in Concepción department on July 18. On site, authorities found almost 4 tons of marijuana and 44 kg of seeds, and burned four fields covering 2 hectares with drug crops at the growing stage.On the same day, in a rural area of Canindeyú department, SENAD agents found a campsite with various supplies for processing and packing marijuana. Authorities destroyed the campsite and seized 841 kg of marijuana in packages and about 1,000 kg of chopped marijuana.Service members carried out another crop eradication operation in Alto Paraná department on July 16. SENAD agents destroyed 4 hectares of crops, capable of yielding nearly 12 tons of marijuana, the institution said in a press release. On site, they also seized 600 kg of dried marijuana and 10 kg of seeds.last_img read more

Other Sports IOA blasts NADA for suspension of National Dope Testing Laboratory

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory, saying NADA’s “mistakes” have jeopardised the anti-doping programme in India. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi for six months “due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)”. The NADA can appeal the suspension in the next 21 days.  The NADA can still carry on with sample collection (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. “We will now have to pay in dollars instead of rupees. My only concern now is who will bear the extra cost?” Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra told PTI.  “The National Sports Federations (NSFs) are not in a position to bear the extra cost. And why should we bear the extra cost for NADA’s mistakes?” he asked. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings with regards to status of WADA-accredited laboratories across the globe.  The IOA chief said a negligent NADA sat on the issue for a long time despite repeated reminders from WADA. “This issue has been going on internally for the last one year. The WADA has been pointing drawbacks in the NDTL’s testing methods but the NADA has failed to manage its affairs,” Batra said.  NADA Director General Navin Agarwal remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts to reach him by PTI. National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi has been suspended for six months.NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Evacuation intensifies, water level rising

first_img…relief supplies sent in, schools closed offBy Lakhram BhagiratPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Monday led a team from the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assess the level of flooding and offer relief to residents of affected communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).The Tabatinga CreekHowever, Guyana Times understands that water levels are rapidly rising since it continues to rain heavily in the South Rupununi and the Pakaraimas.Persistent heavy rainfall over the weekend forced the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to activate its Regional Disaster Management Plan and hold a meeting with the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Defence Force and various regional departmental heads to address the issue of relief and evacuation of affected residents.The family from this house had to be evacuated since the water was rising rapidlySeveral communities within the Region were under water after the Takutu and Rupununi Rivers overtopped their banks and as a result, several creeks overtopped as well. Emergency shelters have been activated at the Arapaima Primary School, the Amerindian Hostel and the Culvert City Nursery School. Hotlines have been set up, and drivers and vehicles are on standby to evacuate affected persons to the shelters.Lethem Market areaOver 30 homes have been evacuated and more residents are moving to higher ground. This publication understands that in excess of 2000 persons have been affected; however, the CDC says an official count is still underway.The Regional Chairman, Brian Allicock, has stated that almost all the Toshaos and village captains in the Region have reported that their farms were under water and the villages of Karasabai, Parishara, Nappi and Hiowa were cut off from Lethem because the road was completely under water.The team, which travelled to the Region on Monday, included Deputy Director of the CDC, Major Kester Craig, who told this newspaper that the schools in the area have been ordered to remain closed until the end of the week. He added that the CDC has deployed its Preparedness and Response Manager to the Region, and was expected to work closely with the RDC’s Regional Emergency Operations Centre.“We are waiting on further assessment to get a better understanding on what’s happening at the other remote locations. In those locations, the water is a bit high and it is difficult to get to those locations, so we are waiting on the Toshaos to send in the information to us to get a better understanding of the overall situation,” Craig added.He said that they were also closely monitoring accessibility to communities in Southern Rupununi and the Pakaraimas, since most have been completely shut off and on account of the water levels, the team was unable to visit those communities.Craig also said that there were several farms that have been destroyed by the excess water.Guyana Times understands that the water levels are rapidly rising and up to press time, villagers in the Deep South are battling to save their crops despite the water levels.Meanwhile, Deputy Aishalton Toshao Dorothy James said that a woman almost drowned when the boat she was travelling in capsized while attempting to cross the Rupununi River. She added that they were constantly checking their farms trying to save the cassava and have already begun pulling some that were under water.There are reports that the village of Awaruwaunau in Deep South Rupununi has been under water for over a week, since the area has been experiencing heavy rainfall for more than two weeks. Some 35 farms are completely washed away, but the residents are battling to save the cassava plants.Since the beginning of the May-June rainy season, citizens were warned to expect higher than normal rainfall and to take the necessary precautions. However, since it began, several villages have experienced major flooding and some are still trying to rebuild after the floods. The hard-hit communities were mostly limited to Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) as the water washed away houses, but fortunately, there were no casualties.One such village is Chenapau in Region Eight. Water levels in the Amerindian village rose to approximately 20 feet in some areas and the Potaro River remains flooded owing to the heavy rains the Region is currently experiencing.The residents there are fearful of rebuilding since the threat of another flood is looming on the horizon. Roadways and access to the other zones in the village remain flooded. Villagers are also accusing the Government of neglecting them since the water receded from their lands.They complained that following the initial relief supplies, the Government has yet to offer any additional supplies to the community as they are still battling to recuperate. Farms in the village were washed away and residents were finding it difficult to restart.Approximately two weeks ago, access to Aishalton, Region Nine was cut off when the Kabanawau Creek overtopped its banks and flooded the area. The bridge leading to Aishalton was flooded, cutting off access to the village for several hours.Just last weekend, several communities along the East Coast of Demerara and in Georgetown reported water levels over two feet in some areas. This was a result of heavy rainfall and poor drainage management/infrastructure in some areas.last_img read more