Vanderburgh County Commissioners May 2, 2017 Meeting Agenda

first_imgTownship Standards 2017:CenterGermanKnightPerryPigeonUnion Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessPublic CommentConsent ItemsContracts, Agreements and LeasesTreatment Court: Professional Services Agreement with Tamika Evans Teaching Thinking for a Change FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Approval of April 25, 2017 Meeting MinutesEmployment ChangesNeighborhood Association Registration 2017:The Villas of DeerfieldIndian Woodscenter_img AGENDAVanderburgh CountyBoard of CommissionersMay 2, 20173:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendanceVanderburgh County Commissioners May 2, 2017 Meeting AgendaPledge of AllegianceAction ItemsFirst Reading of Vacation Ordinance CO.V-05-17-002 & Permission to Advertise Notice of Public HearingFinal Reading of Ordinance CO.05-17-009: Amending County Health Department Fees for Service Treatment Court : Request to Surplus a VehicleCounty Commissioners:last_img read more

Border Homebake enjoys record trading for Tray Bakes

first_imgA traditional Northumberland bakery has enjoyed its best year of trading in its 18-year history. Haltwhistle-based Border Homebake, which specialises in traditional tray bakes, was launched by Justine Carruthers in a disused dairy building, and now employs 12 staff, turning over £200,000 a year. The business delivers to independent stores and cafes, mainly in the North East, Cumbria, and Yorkshire, and recently began supplying 12 Morrisons stores across the North East.Carruthers is confident that she will win a contract with another supermarket chain this year. She said: “The recession has helped as maybe everyone has decided to cheer themselves up by eating cakes. We are working flat out to keep up with the demand.”The company has started individually wrapping some products in response to customer demand, and it now brands all products under the Tray Bakes name. “This has proved really successful as I think that people know more about us now,” she added.Tray Bakes’ best-sellers include honeycomb crunch, a sweet meal honeycombed biscuit with a drizzle of white chocolate-flavoured coating, as well as luxury caramel shortcake and caramel crispie.last_img read more

Gramatik Features Eric Krasno On Vocals And Guitar For This Collaborative New Track, “Recovery”

first_imgGramatik seems to be gearing up to release a new EP or full-length album in the future based on the string of recently released singles from the DJ and producer. On the heels of “As We Proceed,” a collaboration with GRiZ for their joint project GRiZMATIK that was released earlier in the year, Gramatik today has released another new song, “Recovery.” This latest number from the producer is similarly collaborative, this time tapping none other than Soulive and Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno for the track. While Krasno is frequently understood as one of the greater guitarists on the scene, on Gramatik’s “Recovery,” the guitarist lends his voice to the track, perhaps pointing to his increasing comfort with taking on lead vocals after he made his singing debut on his recently released and first solo album Blood From A Stone.Eric Krasno Performs On NPR’s World Cafe, Talks About Singing His Own Songs On Debut Solo AlbumPremiered on Billboard today, Gramatik’s new collaboration with Eric Krasno opens with cinematic keys and orchestral flourishes before dropping into the true bulk of the song. From there, Krasno’s wistful vocals coast over the psychedelic base featuring the addition of swirling guitar and bass and a futuristic and echoing beat. The song continues to build layers unto itself, with Krasno’s initially lone voice amplified by additional parts and the song’s underlay gaining more concise parts throughout the song. To close it out, as is only appropriate for a song featuring Eric Krasno, a heavily distorted and soaring guitar part takes over before the song comes to its abrupt end.GRiZ & Gramatik Team Up For New GRiZmatik Single “As We Proceed” [Listen]You can take a listen for yourself to Gramatik and Eric Krasno’s “Recovery” below, and stay tuned for more surprise releases from Gramatik in the coming months.last_img read more

Leftover Salmon Announces 30th Anniversary “Stories From The Living Room” Tour & New Book

first_imgTo celebrate their upcoming 30th anniversary in 2019, Colorado’s very own polyethnic cajun slamgrass outfit, Leftover Salmon, has announced an upcoming tour and brand new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival! Set for release in February 2019 by Rowman and Littlefield, the new book–written by critically acclaimed author Tim Newby–will explore Leftover Salmon through their 30 years, and include personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced.The six-piece band comprised of founding members Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt, along with Greg Garrison, Andy Thorn, Alwyn Robinson, and Eric Deutsch, are showing no signs of slowing down, as they are coming off the release of their most recent 2018 studio album, Something Higher. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Leftover Salmon has announced 18 new “Stories From The Living Room” shows, which will feature rare acoustic performances in intimate settings with a special focus on the new book.Leftover Salmon will open their “Stories From The Living Room” tour at Eugene, OR’s Soreng Theatre on January 31st, before making stops in Portland, OR (2/1); Seattle, WA (2/2); Aspen, CO (2/14); Beaver Creek, CO (2/15); and Fort Collins, CO (2/16). LOS continues their trek east with shows in Salina, KS (2/21); St. Louis, MO (2/22); Skokie, IL (2/23); Milwaukee, WI (2/24); Owensboro, KY (2/26); Memphis, TN (2/27); Atlanta, GA (2/28); Pelham, TN (3/1); and Middletown, Oh (3/2). Leftover Salmon will wrap up their newly announced dates with a three-night midwestern stand, stopping in Stoughton, WI n(4/26); Sheboygan, WI (4/27); and a tour-closing show at Red Wing, MN’s Sheldon Theatre on April 28th.Next up for Leftover Salmon is a two-night Thanksgiving run at Denver’s Gothic Theatre on November 23rd and 24th, followed by an appearance at Strings & Sols in December. The band will ring in 2019 with a four-night New Year’s Eve run that begins with stops in Crystal Bay, Nevada, on December 28th and Chico, California, on December 29th. From there, the group heads to Phil Lesh‘s San Rafael, CA venue, Terrapin Crossroads, to ring in the new year on December 30th and 31st.Tickets for Leftover Salmon’s 2019 Stories From The Living Room tour go on sale this Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. (MST).For more information on ticketing and upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Leftover Salmon 2019 Tour Dates (new dates bolded):1/15-20 Tue-Mon – Jam Cruise – Miami, FL1/31 Thu – Soreng Theatre – Eugene, OR*2/1 Fri – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR*2/2 Sat – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA (2 shows)*2/14 Thu – Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO*2/15 Fri – Vilar Performing Arts Center – Beaver Creek, CO*2/16 Sat – Washington’s – Fort Collins, CO*2/21 Thu – The Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts – Salina, KS*2/22 Fri – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO*2/23 Sat – North Shore Center for the Performing Arts – Skokie, IL*2/24 Sun – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*2/26 Tue – Woodward Theatre – Owensboro, KY*2/27 Wed – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN*2/28 Thu – City Winery – Atlanta, GA (2 shows)*3/1 Fri – The Caverns – Pelham, TN*3/2 Sat – Dave Finkelman Auditorium – Middletown, OH*3/14-16 Thur-Sat – Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, AK3/22-24 Fri-Sun – Boogie at the Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, CO3/29-31 Fri-Sun – WinterWonderGrass – Tahoe, CA4/13-14 Sat-Sun – Bender Jamboree – Las Vegas, NV4/26 Fri – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, WI*4/27 Sat – Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts – Sheboygan, WI*4/28 Sun – Sheldon Theatre – Red Wing, MN*View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Blazing a New Path to Discovery at Texas Advanced Computing Center

first_imgThe Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas formally launches its new Frontera supercomputer today — a system ranked at No. 5 on the latest TOP500 list.There’s good cause for excitement today at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas, where the center is formally unveiling one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.This blazingly fast system, named Frontera, makes its debut at No. 5 on the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.1 Even better, Frontera has the distinction of being the fastest supercomputer at any university.At Dell Technologies, this is a system that is close to our hearts. Frontera is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 servers, Dell EMC Isilon unstructured data storage solutions and a lot of other amazing technologies. It includes Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, CoolIT® Systems high-density Direct Contact Liquid Cooling and a high-performance Mellanox® HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect.To deliver its world-class levels of compute performance to scientists and engineers across the United States, Frontera draws on the power of more than 16,000 processors and 448,448 cores spread over 8008 compute nodes!So just how fast is Frontera? This massive new machine achieved 23.5 PetaFLOPS on the high-performance LINPACK benchmark, a measure of the system’s floating-point computing power, according to TACC.  The main system’s theoretical peak performance will be 38.7 PetaFLOPS. The center says that to match what Frontera can compute in just one second, a person would have to perform one calculation every second for about a billion years.2While they are amazing, those performance numbers don’t begin to tell the story of Frontera. What really matters is that Frontera, which takes its name from the Spanish word for “frontier,” will enable our nation’s top researchers to explore the frontiers of science at an incredibly large scale to drive the next generation of discoveries.Frontera will help researchers blaze new paths to discovery in virtually all fields of science, from astrophysics to zoology. Some of the initial projects are running on Frontera are focused on understanding the influence of distant stars, eradicating emerging viruses, diagnosing and treating rare brain tumors, and creating a new generation of flexible solar photovoltaics.I like the way in which TACC Executive Director Dan Stanzione summarizes the impact of Frontera on the problems we face. “Many of the frontiers of research today can only be advanced using computing,” Stanzione said. “Frontera will be an important tool to solve Grand Challenges that will improve our nation’s health, well-being, competitiveness, and security.”2So, let’s push on, and work together to blaze new paths to discovery.To learn moreLearn more about Frontera at tacc.utexas.eduSee this video overview of the Frontera system.Find out more about the servers that power Frontera at com/servers.Explore Dell EMC solutions for HPC and AI, visit our HPC and AI Innovation Lab.Join the conversation @dellemcserversCitations:TOP500 List – June 2019.Texas Advanced Computing Center, “Frontera Named 5th Fastest Supercomputer in the World,” June 17, 2019.last_img read more

UN forecasts 4.7% global economic growth in 2021

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is warning that the world economy is “on a cliffhanger,” still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic whose impact will be felt for years. But a new economic report launched Monday forecast a modest recovery of 4.7% in 2021, which would barely offset the 2020 losses. It said the once-in-a-century crisis sparked by the pandemic’s global impact caused the global economy to shrink by 4.3% in 2020 — the sharpest contraction in global output since the Great Depression which began in 1929 and far higher than the 1.7% reduction during the 2009 Great Recession.last_img

Chinese travel agents, media come to Vermont on Farm Tour

first_imgA delegation of Chinese travel agents and journalists will visit Vermont May 16th through May 20th. The six-person delegation from the Shanghai region of China will travel around Vermont to learn about some of the unique tourism experiences that Vermont has to offer.During their five-day visit, the group will become more familiar with Vermont so that the Green Mountain State can be added as a potential tourist destination on travel agents itineraries in China. Representatives from the Chinese media will also be writing feature articles about their visit for travel publications back in China.The Fam Tour, organized by the US Commercial Service and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Shanghai office is part of an ongoing partnership with China that the Vermont Chamber has fostered since 1993. We look forward to this visit and we think it s going to be a very beneficial experience not only for the Chinese delegation but also for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the state of Vermont, said Chris Barbieri, Interim President and Director of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Asia Division. Chinese travel to Vermont has potential to become a great opportunity for the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry in this state.The Chinese delegation will make several stops during their stay in Vermont. Among them, they plan to visit Ben & Jerry s, Billings Farm, the State House, Shelburne Museum, and take a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.Vermont is one of three stops the group will make in the United States. Before arriving in Vermont, they are visiting Orlando, Florida and when they leave Vermont, the group will be going to Chicago before returning to China.In November, a delegation of Vermont travel industry leaders will be going to China to take part in the China International Travel Mart Trade Show, the largest international travel trade show in East Asia.last_img read more

Section draws up model release for civil cases

first_imgProbably little is more frustrating for civil lawyers and their clients than to have a case settlement worked out, and then have it bog down over the details of how it will be carried out.The Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, familiar with that headache, has proposed a solution, approved by its executive council during the Bar’s Annual Meeting.The section has drawn up a model release for civil cases and soon will have it posted on the section’s revamped and improved Web site.“Oftentimes lawyers fight hard to resolve cases for their clients and come to a point where they think they have the case settled and all that needs to be done is sign the release,” said outgoing section Chair Tom Scarritt. “Unfortunately they find they have a huge disagreement on what should and should not be in the release. The Trial Lawyers Section undertook the task of attempting to put together a release, parts of which could be used by different lawyers in different cases to assist in the process of coming to a meeting of the minds on the final resolution of the case which is the drafting and the signing of the release.“We’re hopeful that this new release will be used throughout the state on a variety of cases and that the man on the street and the woman on the street will find that they are having their cases finally settled more quickly and more easily.”The release will be available on the section’s Web site www.flatls.org, when its overhaul is completed later this month.The section will continue to monitor legislative activities, Scarritt said, including possible bills to alter the tort system.“We had a legislative overview from [section legislative consultant] Buddy Jacobs. He basically said that there are two ways to ride a tiger, one is in its belly and one is on its shoulders, and the Trial Lawyers Section should be moving aggressively to ride the tiger on its shoulders through its legislative contacts and by working with other groups,” he said.The section’s focus, Scarritt said, is on guaranteeing access to the courts and preserving the independence of the legal system. Last year, the section opposed a bill that would have opened up many Judicial Qualification Commission records, including the identity of those filing complaints which critics said would inhibit people from filing complaints. The bill, which Scarritt called the “Bad Judge Protection Act,” eventually died.On other matters, the section is continuing to distribute its discovery handbook and its professionalism guidelines, and both publications are getting rave reviews, Scarritt said. The section is currently updating the professionalism publication. Both are also available on the section’s Web site.The section is also monitoring proposals submitted to the Supreme Court for changes in the way juries are chosen and managed, he said. The trial lawyers support some of the changes and dislike others, he noted, adding, “This is a major issue. Some proposals would do away with jury selection by lawyers, which we strongly oppose.”Aside from legal issues, the section’s membership drive in the past year proved very successful, with the organization growing from around 6,000 to around 7,000 members and becoming the Bar’s second largest section.“We did it by appearing at seminars and meetings and making a pitch to trial lawyers on what we do,” Scarritt said.At the executive council meeting, Scarritt stepped down as chair and Tallahassee attorney Dominic Caparello took over as chair for the 2002-03 Bar year. Section draws up model release for civil cases August 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Section draws up model release for civil caseslast_img read more

The yin and yang of ‘people before profits’

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The title of my doctoral project, “The Yin and Yang of the Financial Services Industry,” was intentional as the project contrasted different types of performance variation, the contributing variables and the charter type of the financial institution. The work for my doctorate of business administration from California Southern University, which I finished over the summer, showed that the performance of credit unions and banks is correlated with different parts of the economic cycle, and complement one another.During downturns, banks become more conservative. That is, the interests of their customers, who may be struggling financially, come into direct conflict with the interests of their shareholders, who demand that the bank reduce its risk profile in the short term. Credit unions, in contrast, operate more strategically and are more likely to work with members to grant as well as work out loans in tough times. continue reading »last_img read more

High school athletes facing challenges of recruitment in 2020

first_imgScott said he has narrowed down his options, but Reed said he is holding out for a few more offers. The two seniors plan to continue their football careers in college next fall, but without playing this fall, their options are more limited than they originally expected. “That’s the next four years of your life, I’m not going to commit somewhere where I’ve only seen it on video,” said Scott. Reed is Windsor’s quarterback, and although he has a handful of offers, he was hoping to get the attention of more college coaches his senior season. Now that football is pushed to begin March 1, Reed may not have the chance to wait. For now, coaches and athletes are relying on technology to stay in touch. “I really want to see schools, that’s where you start to narrow it down like where you feel comfortable,” said Scott. Scott, a Chenango Forks senior, has thirteen Division I offers on the table, but he said he was striving for even more. While the pressure may be building, they are both focused on playing football when the season comes around next March. The two said they are confident in the schools they have already been recruited by, but making a decision is difficult under the conditions of the pandemic. “Having the signing date be so early, like so close with the football season, I’d would probably say it’s going to bring some troubles,” said Reed. “The stress is there but I put it in the back of my mind, knowing I’m here to play football,” said Reed. Both athletes said they will wait to make a decision until they can visit schools and meet coaches in person. “I was hoping maybe like Syracuse or Boston College would come this year if I had another great season, but I’m obviously not going to get that opportunity.” This week the NCAA extended the recruiting dead period until January, meaning Reed and Scott can’t make official campus visits anytime soon. “They give me links, and zooms to quarterback sessions, tight end sessions, virtual visits,” said Reed. (WBNG) — Lucas Scott and Ethan Reed will face off on the football field as rivals next March, but right now, they’re facing the same situation. last_img read more