College hosts holiday craft show for charity

first_imgSaint Mary’s Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OSCE) will offer students an opportunity to get away from finals studies for a few hours this Friday when it holds its fifth annual Christmas Craft Show. The OSCE’s 12 Days of Christmas program uses the show to raise money for families and individuals in the South Bend area with holiday gifts and necessities. According to a Nov. 4 press release, the Reignbeaux and Stapleton lounges will be filled with over 50 booths, including local and regional crafters. Each vendor’s booth fee will go to the program, while vendors may choose to donate a portion of their proceeds as well. Carrie Call, director for OSCE, discussed the impact of the show on local families in the press release. “We support the community by supporting the local artists, and we support families in need through the 12 Days program,” Call said. Denise Veatch, a staff assistant in the Communications Studies, Dance and Theatre Department, will be showcasing her jewelry for the first time. Veatch said she began making jewelry for fun around three years ago. Her earrings and bracelets consist of large and small pearls, Swarovski crystals and seed beads. Sets will sell for $25 along with a few individual pieces, she said. “I put a lot of hard work and love into each piece. It brings me peace and happiness to do this and see someone else enjoy my work,” Veatch said. Junior Kari McClowry plans to be a repeat customer at the show. McClowry said the show is a win-win for students and local families benefitting from the proceeds. “The craft show enlivens the holiday spirit across campus,” she said. “The proceeds bring the holiday spirit to the community in which we reside.” The Christmas Craft Show will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Le Mans Hall.last_img read more

Efficiency Vermont, Vermont Foodbank team up in Barre Thursday

first_imgEfficiency Vermont is providing compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and advanced power strips to the Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger relief organization at an event Thursday at the Barre Aud. Distributed with boxes of food, the energy-saving devices will be delivered directly to clients of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, a federal program administered by the Vermont Foodbank to Vermonters who are both age and income eligible. Clients pick up their food box each month at the Barre Auditorium. ‘For every CFL and advanced power strip used, Vermonters save money on their energy bills ‘ that’s extra money they then can use to buy other essentials they need,’ said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. Efficiency Vermont will provide an assortment of styles and sizes of ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFLs that use up to 75 percent less energy and can last 6-10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Replacing just one traditional incandescent bulb with a CFL can save $42 or more in energy costs over the life of the bulb. Advanced power strips help control energy use by automatically shutting down power to all plugged-in devices that otherwise would be in ‘stand-by’ or ‘sleep’ mode but are still consuming electricity. In the United States, more than 50 percent of the electricity used to power electronics ‘ the so-called ‘vampire’ or ‘phantom load’ ‘ happens when consumers think the devices are turned off. Visit the Efficiency Vermont website to learn more about how advanced power strips work:…(link is external)‘The Vermont Foodbank recognizes that energy-efficient products make homes more comfortable and less costly to operate,’ noted Lara Bonn, retail efficient products program manager at Efficiency Vermont. ‘We’re grateful to the Vermont Foodbank for sharing our commitment to saving energy, saving money and reducing our impact on the planet ‘ all while serving those in our community.’ Efficiency Vermont began donating CFLs to the Vermont Foodbank in 2009. This year, Efficiency Vermont has provided approximately 150,000 bulbs through the Vermont Foodbank’s network of more than 280 sites located in all 14 counties.                 Who:         John Sayles, CEO, Vermont FoodbankJudy Stermer, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Vermont FoodbankLara Bonn, Retail Efficient Products Program Manager, Efficiency Vermont Where:Barre Auditorium (Vermont Foodbank truck to be located on the back side of auditorium)25 Auditorium HillBarre, VT                 When:Thursday, October 20, 20118:30-10:00 AMlast_img read more

Sachem School District’s Internal Information Leaked

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Internal information from the Sachem Central School District was leaked to a local message board, the school district said Friday.Sachem officials posted a statement on the district’s website alerting parents that “internal information” was shared with a message board but ruled out any “network intrusion.”Suffolk County police has been notified, the school district said, adding that it is also actively looking into and “dealing with the issue.”The statement does not specifically say what kind of information was shared with the local message board. It also did not identify which message board the internal information appeared on.“If you have any information about the situation that could help police with their investigation, please email [email protected],” reads the statement.Suffolk police could not immediately comment on the incident.The district’s superintendent could not be reached for comment.Full statement:It has come to our attention that internal information from the Sachem Central School District has been shared on a local message board. We have run tests to show that there has been no network intrusion to the district’s systems. Suffolk County Police is involved in the matter. The school district is actively looking into and dealing with the issue. If you have any information about the situation that could help police with their investigation, please email [email protected]last_img read more

Town of Dickinson receives $1 million grant toward water infrastructure

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — State Senator Fred Akshar and Town of Dickinson Supervisor Mike Marinaccio announced funding to improve water infrastructure in the town of Dickinson Friday morning. The senator’s office says the funds ensure taxes and water rates will not be raised on the people of the town of Dickinson to help complete the project. PHOTO CREDIT: Office of State Senator Fred Akshar In the same press release, Marinaccio called the piping replacement project “major” and said the grant was necessary for the project’s completion. In August, the town had 15 water breaks over the course of three weeks due to failing infrastructure, Akshar’s office says. Senator Akshar’s office says $1 million was secured through the New York State Department of Health to help replace over 6,000 feet of piping. In a press release sent to 12 News, Akshar says clean water is essential to the growth of communities.last_img read more

An action plan for the future sustainable development of Dubrovnik – Respect the city – was presented

first_imgThe project ‘Respect the city’ was presented in Dubrovnik, by which the city administration wants to ensure the sustainability of Dubrovnik tourism and avoid a situation in which it will ‘become a victim of its own success’.Unbearable summer crowds and literally congestion of the center and the old town have plagued the City of Dubrovnik for years, but given the constant growth of tourist arrivals (last year Dubrovnik had the highest number of overnight stays in Croatia, and is among the cities with the highest tourist growth), the situation has become such that CNN ‘advertises’ Dubrovnik as one of the 12 destinations to be avoided and UNESCO has threatened to revoke its World Heritage status.In order to prevent further congestion and spontaneous development of mass tourism, and – as they say – the degradation of identity and cultural and natural values, the City decided to act urgently and launched the Respect the City project aimed at a series of short, medium and long term measures and solutions. improve the positive effects of tourism and reduce its negative effects.”We bring a three-year action plan with a clear goal of sustainable development and management of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination in agreement with all relevant stakeholders. This is not a tourism development strategy, but a project that will in the future combine a tourism development strategy, a historical core management plan and other strategic documents. The project will include short-term goals that we can achieve in this and the coming years, but also long-term goals of sustainable tourism ‘, said the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and pointed out that this must not be a project of the current city government but must be binding on all, which is why they called on all political parties, businessmen, all institutions and institutions to be part of the project.Although the project consists of three phases, and the third refers to 2020, the first results should be visible this summer because there are already some solid solutions to the problems of Dubrovnik tourism that have not been implemented so far. Among the measures planned for this year are the regulation and coordination of arrivals and departures of cruisers, tourist buses and stationary guests and citizens of Dubrovnik, supervision and management system of visits to the old town, and stronger security measures for citizens and visitors.The project manager, Ranko Milić from the Eupolis Group, said that the problem of excessive tourism and insufficient management is not only a problem of Dubrovnik, but also of the richest cities in the world. “This is a pioneering challenge. So far, a lot has been invested in marketing and little in management. There will be ‘fire’ measures, but we want to work systematically and integrated. We want to gather people who wish this city well, so that together we can design and implement priority tasks with the aim of sustainable development of Dubrovnik. Good governance is the core of sustainable development, and it is through the action plan that we want to solve the problem of Dubrovnik as a destination. This project cannot be implemented without the cooperation of the local community. ” said Milic.The goals of the project are sustainable development of tourism, sustainable use of the resource base and sustainable development of people, economy and community, and the whole project consists of three phases.  “The result of the implementation of the action plan should be Dubrovnik as a brand of different tourism, without negative connotations. We expect to achieve optimal visitor distribution by 2020. We will implement the first phase of functional destination management. It will be a great challenge, it will cost a lot, but there are enough sources of funding, primarily through EU funds. ” concludes Milić.Three phases of project implementation – Respect the city  In the first phase, defines a project team of experts with many years of experience in designing and implementing sustainable development and sustainable tourism projects, implementing and supporting social innovation and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship, cross-sectoral local development partnerships, addressing urban development challenges, and providing external sources of development funding through the EU and other public and private development funds at the local, national and international levels. At this stage, this team has the task of facilitating the process of creating concrete solutions to defined urgent problems, and working on securing funding sources, but also turning solutions into sustainable business models. The goal of this is to position the city of Dubrovnik not as a problem city, but as a pro-active global leader in the development of sustainable and responsible tourism. In parallel, an advisory body is being established at this stage, which had its initiative meeting on 19 February 2018. This body includes relevant local, regional, national and international stakeholders who will jointly define the priority short-term, medium-term and long-term goals of sustainable development. development of tourism, but also the city of Dubrovnik as a whole. The advisory body will also propose the creation of sectoral working groups that will offer measures to address urgent problems (eg congestion of the most vulnerable parts of the city as early as 2018).In the second phase of the project in 2019, the goal is to continue development by designing, testing and establishing medium-term measures and to provide sources of funding for destination management models and solutions involving stakeholders. The cross-sectoral project partnership will include the best Croatian and world scientific-research, socio-economic and development-innovation profession.In the third phase, it is planned to realize targeted priority investments in improving critical infrastructure, testing and optimizing an intelligent destination management system, building stakeholder capacity, developing and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism products and services, and establishing an international center for knowledge and technology transfer of sustainable and responsible tourism. In this way, it is planned to specifically contribute to preserving and improving the reputation of Dubrovnik as a world attractive, but also organized, well-managed and well-organized tourist destination which, in addition to its beauty, culture and history, can offer the world relevant solutions, knowledge and innovations. value both for visitors and for all its citizens, including children, young people, families, the elderly and other groups at risk of exclusion. last_img read more

Indonesia records another record number of new COVID-19 cases

first_imgRead also: Indonesia records new daily highs in cases during transition to ‘new normal’The country also managed to hit more than 20,000 swab tests per day on Thursday.“Today we tested a total of 20,650 specimens,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director Gen. Achmad Yurianto said during the daily press briefing on Thursday.East Java, the new epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia, reported most cases with 384 new daily cases, followed by capital city Jakarta with 173 cases, South Sulawesi 166 cases, South Kalimantan 118 cases and Bali 66 cases.Cases have been reported in 435 regencies and municipalities spread over all 34 provinces.Topics : Indonesia has recorded its biggest surge of COVID-19 cases with 1,331 new confirmed cases on Thursday, a day after the country officially surpassed Singapore with the highest number of infections in the Southeast Asia region.The figure was the largest increase in cases within 24 hours since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first cases in the country on March 2.The spike brought the total number of infections to 42,762 cases with 63 fatalities, the second-highest recorded death toll in a day following 64 deaths on Monday, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday, adding that 16,789 people have recovered from the highly infectious respiratory disease.last_img read more

New Chelsea signing Pedro makes debut against West Brom

first_imgNew Chelsea signing Pedro makes his debut for Jose Mourinho’s side in their Premier League clash with West Brom.The 28-year-old became Chelsea’s sixth recruit of the summer, joining Nathan, Radamel Falcao (loan), Asmir Begovic, Danilo Pantic and Baba Rahman.Mourinho wasted no time in handing the former Barcelona forward an immediate opportunity by naming him in his starting line-up to face Tony Pulis’s side. Pedro will play in support of Diego Costa along with Willian and Eden Hazard with Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas lining up deeper in midfield.West Brom team: Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt; Yacob, McManaman, Morrison, Fletcher, McClean; Rondon.Chelsea team: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


first_img:10 Thank you Vet’s for all you do. “Heroes make the sun rise in the morning…Heroes make the stars shine bright at night.” :9 And the winner is…Mr. Roy Betters for the best Top Ten Greatest NBA Players of all time:1. Wilt Chamberlain 2. Bill Russell 3. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 4. Michael Jordan 5. Magic Johnson 6. Oscar Robertson 7. Kobe Bryant 8. Larry Bird 9. Hakeem Olajwon 10. Bob Pettit BILL NEAL :8 Hey Roy you win Front Row Tickets, Hotel Set-up, Airfare and $,1000 spending cash for the Lakers vs. Mav’s Playoff Series…Yeeaahhh! Wait hold up, say what… are you sure? Sorry Roy my bad, but thanks anyway.:7 Actually as I said, his was the 2nd best list of All Time. Here’s the best, mine, and no one comes close:1. Wilt Chamberlain 2. Michael Jordan 3. Bill Russell 4. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 5. Magic Johnson 6. Julius “Dr. J” Erving 7. Oscar Robertson 8. Larry Bird 9. Kobe Bryant 10. Connie Hawkins:6 Did anyone else notice that the lead singer of “The Black Eyed Peas” looks just like Mike Tomlin, your Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach?:5 Big Shout out to “Fast Bob” aka “Raider Bob”…(that right there should tell ya something) anyway keep talkin’ that talk and keep old school basketball alive!:4 Rose…Game five, tied at 85 each, little time on the clock, you against LeBron…take the ball to the hoop…not a jump shot (not once but twice) go to the hole if they double you, you kick it out to a shooter. C’mon man!!:3 I want the world to know I lost to my Dad Bigtime. Lakers…out, Celtics…out, Bulls…out, All my money…out! When God, when will I ever be as smart as my Dad???:2 Yo Christopher what up? Thanks for the drop, keep reading, keep hope alive and enjoy your vacation (p.s.-dude you know a lot of people, I gotta be careful with you!!):1 The new Connie Hawkins Youth Development League tips off Monday June 27 at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. For Middle School Boys and Girls 7th and 8th grade. Sign up ASAP as a Team or as individual spaces are filling up fast. Call the Champions at 412-628-4856.“Double-Overtime”Dallas Mav’s will win in six games take it to the bank (like I have a clue)“Triple Overtime”If your reading this you already know about the first big Summer Par-Tay of the Year. It’s the New First Friday Party at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville, this Friday June 3rd. Line Dance from 8:00-9:00 Old School Par-Tay 9:00 until…30 and over…I.D. required…$10 cover at the door. Cash bar and cash kitchen featuring DJ Mean Gee out of Washington, Pa. Proceeds to benefit Champions Safe Summer Programs for our children.Call Five Starr Corporation for Info. 412-628-4856 or 412-609-3888.“Game Over”last_img read more

Thurston County Economic Development Council Receives $189,000 to Help Local Companies…

first_imgSubmitted by the Office of Congressmen Denny Heck (WA-10) Congressmen Denny Heck and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-SweetPhoto Credit Nate GowdyToday, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) announced the Thurston County Economic Development Council Business Resource Center was selected to receive a U.S.  Small Business Administration grant of $189,000 to provide small businesses the opportunity to expand in order to support local jobs and grow the local economy.The grant, provided through SBA’s ScaleUp Initiative, targets traditionally underserved business owners, including veterans, women, tribal members, and minorities. The Thurston ScaleUp plan works together with South Puget Sound Community College, SBA, and other partners to help these business owners grow their operations.Congressman Denny Heck of Washington’s 10th Congressional District congratulated Thurston EDC on their successful grant request:“As a small business owner, I know the challenges that these business owners face every day,” Heck said. “And I’m not saying every business day. Every single day, weekends and holidays included, they are working hard to expand their operations and create jobs for our community.  This grant honors their hard work behind-the-scenes and encourages them to continue to pursue their great ideas and long-term business goals with even more energy.”“The Small Business Administration appreciates Congressman Heck’s commitment to small businesses in Thurston County and his pragmatism in applying our programs to a promising business community,” SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings said. “We are looking forward to helping Thurston County’s small businesses reach the next level and expand their capabilities within their respective industries.”Congressmen Denny Heck announced Thurston County Economic Development Council Business Resource Center was selected to receive a U.S. Small Business Administration grant of $189,000.“The ScaleUp Initiative is a fantastic opportunity for Thurston County’s small businesses to grow to the next level of success,” said Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston Economic Development Council. “Through our partnership with SPSCC at the new Center for Business & Innovation, we will be able to provide all the technical services businesses need to move to the next level. This grant will give us the leverage needed to ensure companies in our community that are on a high-growth trajectory have the tools needed to sustain that growth, contributing to the health of our local economy, and providing high-value jobs.”On July 13, 2015, Congressman Heck wrote to SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to express his strong support of ScaleUp Thurston and their proposal.“The Thurston County EDC and BRC are vital to Thurston County’s business community; with an established track record of providing effective technical assistance to small and growing business,” Heck wrote. “ScaleUp Thurston would allow the Thurston County EDC and BRC to provide new services to the business community as well to improve their existing services.”On February 18, 2015, Congressman Heck hosted Administrator Contreras-Sweet in the 10th Congressional District for a small business tour and round table. Facebook35Tweet0Pin0last_img read more