Elkhart County residents have several decisions to make on Election Day

first_img WhatsApp Elkhart County residents have several decisions to make on Election Day By Jon Zimney – November 3, 2020 0 393 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ (“Voting” by Call4Beach, C.C. by 2.0) Elkhart County residents will have a number of State House and Senate seats to vote for.All seats in Elkhart County have a Republican as the incumbent. In District 21 Tim Wesco faces Democrat challenger Ryan Liedtky.In District 22 Curt Nisly, who is in his third term, faces Kelly Thompson.District 48 pits Doug Miller with registered nurse Aaron Mishler; and in District 49, Incumbent Christy Stutzman faces Goshen school board member Amanda Qualls.The Senate races include a District 12 matchup between incumbent Blake Doriot and Democrat Charles Mumaw and a District 9 race between Republican Ryan Mishler and Democrat Teacher and Army Vet Brandon Cavanaugh. Mishler has held District 9 uncontested for the last 12 years.Elkhart County has two seats up for grabs in the Commissioners race.In District 3 Republican Suzie Weirick is the incumbent. First elected in 2016, she faces Democrat challenger Susan Corwin-Cripe, a family law attorney from Wakarusa.The incumbent in District 2 was defeated in the primary by former Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers, leaving the race between him and Democrat Donald Brown. Brown is an Army vet and Vice President of the Elkhart County NAACP.These races will determine who gets to help decide the future of Elkhart County’s Court system as commissioners look to move and consolidate them in the near future.The Elkhart County Council has all three of its at-large seats to fill.Republicans Thomas Stump and Tina Wenger are the two incumbents looking for re-election. Adam Bujalski is the only other Republican in the race. Democrat options include Susie Meeks-Wade, Paul Steury and Oxana Werbiansky. Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleBusinesses in Indianapolis boarding up out of concern about election-related violenceNext articleWhat to expect on your ballot in Michigan 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.last_img read more

How the CBA has helped its members during outbreak

first_img”The events of the past few months have been far beyond anything any of us have ever experienced before – or hopefully will do again. Although the pandemic has brought with it significant challenges, we have been impressed with the way many bakers have successfully adapted and innovated.  At the CBA, our number one aim is to provide the very best support and guidance to our members, so that they and the wider craft baking industry can continue to thrive. From the volume of calls we have received, we know that health and safety has been a key concern for our members, but over recent weeks, we have also advised on HR issues and even helped one of our members stay open when, despite being an essential food business, local police had told it to close.Throughout the lockdown, we have seen our members adapt to support both their own businesses and their communities. Some bakeries have introduced customer home delivery, others have donated goods to hospitals or raised money for local causes. All the while, these bakeries have rigorously implemented the relevant health and safety measures, in many cases working for extended periods and continuing to offer customers exceptional service. Reassuringly, local communities have supported their craft bakeries, with many stories about the positive feedback received.As the public gradually starts to return to the high street and the rules around visiting shops, including bakeries and cafés, are eased, it will only become more important for bakers to reassure their employees, customers and suppliers, that they are operating to the highest possible health and safety standards. This is why we have launched a new Covid-19 management guide. Developed in collaboration with Safer Assured, the guide contains everything our members need to navigate Covid-19 from a health and safety perspective. In addition to information on best-practice standards, safe methods and operating procedures, risk assessment templates, customisable monitoring records and signage, bakers will also be able to access personalised telephone advice from health and safety mentors.By following the advice in the guide, bakers can be sure they are taking all the relevant on-site measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and continue to serve customers safely. Free to CBA members via the ‘My CBA’ section of the website, the guide can also be purchased by non-members.” George Fuller, chairman of the Craft Bakers Association, on the impact of the pandemic on Craft Bakers Association members, and how it is helping them deal with health & safety issues around Covid-19.last_img read more

Scofield, Medeski, DeJohnette, & Grenadier Conclude Hudson Tour In Albuquerque

first_imgWith its neon-clad marquee, the historic Kimo Theater in downtown Albuquerque is a sight to behold. From the street, the exterior is a blend of adobe architecture adorned with a Native American motif, ranging from faces to pictographs. The interior is even more ornate, and the theme follows throughout: each pillar and the walls and ceiling conjure feelings of entering a sacred, rather than performance, space.Hudson Supergroup Featuring Scofield, Medeski, And More Hitting The Road Behind New LP [Stream/Dates]With the approaching all hallows eve, this past Thursday saw a strange band of monsters creep into the Southwest—monsters of jazz that is. Among them were a spiritualist, invoking structure with magical sticks and skins, an upright man who had octopi for hands, and two mad scientists holding degrees in the fusion of electricity and discord—namely Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield. This conglomerate billed as Hudson presented an unexpected twist to a number of soundtrack tunes from the 60’s and 70’s on the final stop of their thirteen-city U.S. tour.The eight-song single set clocked in at about two hours and was composed of most of tracks on Hudson’s self-titled debut album, including Jimi Hendrix’s “Wait Until Tomorrow” and “Castles Made of Sand”, Bob Dylan’s” A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”, and the Joni Mitchell encore,” Woodstock”. Also included were the originals “Hudson”, “El Swing”, “Dirty Ground”, and “Tony Then Jack”. On paper, setlists have been standard, with only minor changes, such as the absence of The Band’s “Cripple Creek” on this night. As one would guess, being there each night was anything but standard. Hudson’s show was filled with those moments where the improvisation and changes would get so far out there that when the main theme or melody of the outset tune was referenced, many thought in reflection, “I completely forgot what song that was.”In speaking to one fan who had been with Hudson throughout October, he stated that “this final night was completely unlike any of the other shows [he] had seen on the tour”, and went on to explain that he felt that “the band probably omitted Cripple Creek so that they could further stretch out the rest of the tunes.” This aspect was reflected in the onstage setlists with “Cripple Creek” crossed out. When asking Medeski about the use of a standard set, he remarked, “By using an unchanging setlist, we are able to keep the focus on improvisation rather than making decisions on stage. Improvisation is what we came here to do.”The BandJack DeJohnetteBending place and space, this septuagenarian shaman showed that chronology is subjective as he swung, shuffled, and drove time throughout the evening, presenting patterns and angular dismay. This legend proves the theory that you are only as old as you allow yourself to be, handling the band’s vocals, both in song and backstories, while setting the measure and connecting visually and acoustically with the other members.Larry GrenadierWhether on bow, standing tall against his accoutrement, or slumped over the body of the wooden beast, this man’s ability for chord forms on the fly seems more mythical than mastery. His ability to shift between the simple and complex provided the audience with delight, as Grenadier’s subdued affect, except for the occasional devilish grin, kept the audience’s focus on his hands, where the number of his digits is still in question.John MedeskiSet atop his revolving pillar, Medeski revealed his prowess for the hypnotic and jarring on the Hammond, as well as skilled sublime power on the grand, with often a hand on both as he mixed his aural concoctions. His glimpses under stern brow across the stage to his fellow magicians reflected both his intent and madness. As leader and follower, this PhD of the psychedelic contributed to the invocation, in both singularity and the hive mind.John ScofieldThe bearded wizard began the set from his stooled perch, guitar in hand, as he watched the cohort open the benediction of the performance. When he finally descended, six-string staff in hand, unleashed were heads and improvised incantations that had the sorcerer under closed eyes, swaying with swirling alchemy, and mouthing the chant of notes his fingers were transcribing.When the lights finally came up, most who had arrived for the ceremony remained, their eyes widened and faces washed with expressions of altered states. Terms and phrases like “ridiculous, mesmerizing”, and “did that just happen?”, echoed throughout the auditorium as witnesses gathered in small groups recounting the performance. Using the term “supergroup” may be putting the experience lightly, but that stated, it is unsure that this formation may tour again in this capacity. For those lucky enough to see Hudson, this particular night gave a new meaning to New Mexico’s moniker The Land of Enchantment.Setlist: Hudson | The Kimo Theater | Albuquerque, NM | 10/26/17Set One: Wait Until Tomorrow, Hudson, El Swing, Castles Made of Sand, Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall, Dirty Ground, Tony Then JackEncore: Woodstock Hudson | The Kimo Theater | Albuquerque, NM | 10/26/17 | Photos by Jake Sudek Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Fans Organize 3-Day Prince Birthday Gathering In Minnesota Town Where “Purple Rain” Was Filmed

first_imgThis coming Thursday, June 7th, 2018, the late, great Purple One himself, Prince, would have celebrated his 60th birthday. Now, a group of Prince fans in his native Minnesota is planning a three-day event to celebrate the tragically departed music legend’s birthday and to officially dedicate a mural and other new memorials.The three-day Prince birthday event is set to begin on Thursday in Henderson, MN, where various scenes from Prince’s iconic 1984 movie, Purple Rain, were filmed. Henderson resident Joel King is spearheading the celebration along with fellow fans from Maryland, New York, and elsewhere in Minnesota. King, in particular, has a personal connection to Prince and his legacy, having worked as a camera operator on Prince’s last film, Graffiti Bridge, and on some of Prince’s music videos.He also frequently works as a volunteer to show the many Prince-related sights in Henderson to visiting fans. As one of the event’s organizers, Cinzia Inzinna of Rochester, New York, explains to the Mankato Free Press, she initially visited Henderson with the intention of finding “places off the beaten path that were connected to Prince.” She found the “hidden gem” of a town and was particularly blown away by King’s enthusiasm. “You instantly feel the love he has for Prince,” Inzinna says of King.The free three-day Prince birthday gathering will feature Purple Rain location bus tours, a screening of Purple Rain, meet-and-greets with Prince’s family, dedications for a beautiful engraved stone memorial bench, and live music from over a dozen local acts. Portrait artist Moises Suriel has come from New York to paint a mural depicting Prince leaning on a “little red Corvette”on the wall of a downtown Henderson business. The town will also dedicate an honorary “Purple Rain Road,” complete with an official street sign. A stone bench and sign celebrating Prince have been placed nearby and also will be dedicated during the celebration. For a full itinerary of events, head here.The Prince Estate recently announced an upcoming symphony tribute project curated by Questlove, dubbed 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, which will tour throughout September and October of this year.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Joins Mike Gordon For Second Set At The Sinclair [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Mike Gordon returned to The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA for the third show of his four-night tour-closing run. Phish fans were in for a real treat when band member Trey Anastasio emerged for the second half of the two set show.Mike Gordon and his solo band kicked off their second set with “I Am Random” before welcoming up the night’s surprise guest. Anastasio joined in for MGB originals “Victim”, “Peel”, “Acid Man”, “Crazy Sometimes”, “How Many People Are You”, and covers of Jon Cleary‘s “Got To Be More Careful” and Flaming Lips‘ “Are You A Hypnotist?”. For the encore, Mike Gordon Band and Trey Anastasio performed an electric version of Aerosmith‘s “Sweet Emotion”.Check out some fan footage from the surprise collaborations below: Mike Gordon’s solo tour continues tonight, Sunday, March 24th, at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. For a full list of Mike Gordon’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Setlist: Mike Gordon | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 3/23/19Set I: Whirlwind, Equilibrium, Sleep To Dream -> My Favorite Mistake, Tropical Rocket, Noon To Noon, Angatta, Jam*, Sughn Never SetsSet II: I Am Random, Victim^ > Peel^, Got to Be More Careful^, Acid Man^ > Are You a Hypnotist?^, Crazy Sometimes^, How Many People Are You^Encore: Sweet Emotion^* with Mike and his daughter Tessa tossing out “I Am Random” pins to the crowd^ with Trey Anastasiolast_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Announces Two-Night Brooklyn Bowl Run

first_imgOn Monday, Trey Anastasio Band announced a two-night run at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl, set to take place on Sunday, April 28th and Monday, April 29th. The Brooklyn performances are the most recent in a gradual rollout of Trey Anastasio Band spring and summer dates over the last several weeks.TAB will return to the stage with a special performance at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on April 26th, following the premiere of Anastasio’s new Between Me & My Mind documentary. After the newly announced Brooklyn Bowl dates, the band will continue with performances in New Haven (4/27), St.Petersburg (5/28), St. Augustine (5/29), Atlanta (5/31 & 6/1), along with two, two-night Colorado runs in Denver and Vail this summer. Trey Anastasio Band also has current festival performances set for The Peach Music Festival, LOCKN’, and Bourbon & Beyond.A fan pre-sale is currently underway and ends Tuesday, April 16th at 12 p.m. (EST) here. Order status notifications will be sent by Wednesday, April 17th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19th.For a full list of Trey Anastasio’s upcoming side project tour dates, head here.last_img read more

True Software-Defined Storage is Here

first_imgMore than two years ago, EMC outlined a vision to fundamentally change how storage is managed, through what we call “software-defined storage.” This vision was to turn physical arrays into pools of virtual shared storage resources, enabling the delivery of innovative data services across arrays, even in complex, multi-vendor storage environments. Earlier this year, at EMC World, we primed the market for software-defined storage by unveiling a forthcoming product we named EMC ViPR. Customers and analysts responded with enthusiasm for the boldness of our vision and with confidence in EMC’s ability to execute as promised. This week, EMC delivered on that promise by making ViPR available to customers. ViPR is the only true software-defined storage product in the marketplace, and we expect it to become a significant differentiator for our business.Customers ask for our help in solving increasingly complex problems. The growth of traditional enterprise application workloads, coupled with the explosive growth in new cloud-based and mobile-enabled applications, demand a simple, automated way to align storage and other IT resources to a variety of ways of storing, protecting and accessing data. Over the same time, the rise of public cloud computing models are prompting customers to ask much more of their service providers as well as their storage administrators and IT decision makers. As one analyst from IDC explains, “Customers want to extract more value from their storage investments while scaling back on management, and ViPR meets these needs while embracing open architecture and catering to all arrays.”EMC ViPR includes the ViPR Controller, which automates storage management across traditional enterprise storage architectures while leveraging the full power of underlying arrays. And it includes ViPR Data Services, which can provide the architecture for new web apps with object storage while also leveraging commodity hardware for relevant workloads. With these two capabilities in one product, ViPR is the only software-defined storage platform to bridge the second and third platforms of IT.This achievement represents the culmination of two years of research and development and significant contributions from our early access customers and partners. Thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work and investment, true software-defined storage is here.last_img read more

Readers Name Their Top 10 Picks For Danny Zuko in Grease: Live

first_img JEREMY JORDAN HUNTER PARRISH JONATHAN GROFF KYLE DEAN MASSEY View Comments NICK JONAS AARON TVEITcenter_img COREY COTT We’re not gonna lie, we’re psyched about Grease: Live on Fox. And when Gigi star Vanessa Hudgens and Dancing with the Stars favorite Julianne Hough were announced to play Rizzo and Sandy, respectively, in the new live broadcast. While we’re getting our tweeting fingers ready, we asked readers to rank their top picks for stage and screen studs to play high school heartthrob Danny Zuko. The results are in—here are the T-Birds who came out on top! DARREN CRISS SKYLAR ASTIN ZAC EFRONlast_img

Vermont SBA Sets Lending Record

first_imgVermont SBA Sets Lending Record for Fiscal Year 2004MONTPELIER – The Vermont U.S. Small Business Administration has postedanother record-breaking year.According to Vermont SBA Acting DirectorDarcy Carter, results for the 2004 fiscal year, which ended on 9/30/04,show that SBA backed 362 Vermont loans worth $64 million, a 25% increasein the number of loans over 2003 results. Total dollar amount exceeds2003 results by 56%.SBA loans range from one hundred-dollar microloansto $1.3 million real estate acquisition loans. SBA’s 504 loan program in Vermont broke all previous records with 34 loanapprovals totaling $13 million, a 325 % increase over loan approvals for2003.The Vermont 504 Corporation, Montpelier, was SBA’s leadingCertified Development Corporation (Section 504) lending partner in Vermontwith 16 projects totaling $7 million, while Bay Colony DevelopmentCorporation of Waltham, Mass, was second with 8 projects totaling $4million. Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, Montpelier,finished in third place with 6 projects totaling $2 million.Section 504loans are available to expanding businesses for real estate purchases,renovations or for equipment financing. Based on statements from our borrowers, SBA’s financial backinghelped small businesses create or retain more than 3,132 jobs in Vermont.The SBA backed 49 loans worth $5 million to women-owned firms. The SBAguaranteed 8,053 loans in the six New England States totaling $930million, an 11 percent increase in the number of loans and a 23 percentincrease in the dollar total over 2003 results. Records were also brokennationally with just under 92,000 SBA-backed loans totaling $17.5 billion.”The record number of SBA-backed loans recorded in 2004 demonstrates ourcommitment to meeting the unique financing needs of small businessesthroughout the state,” said Carter. “With SBA technical assistanceprograms and loan assistance, business owners have the opportunity tocreate jobs, expand our economy and build strong communities. The flow ofcapital, enhanced by the SBA guarantee, is an important factor in Vermont,where we rely upon small business to keep our economy going.”In 2004, 30 lending institutions participated in SBA’s flagship 7(a) loanguaranty program in Vermont. SBA guarantees loans for any businesspurpose under this program.Banknorth, N.A. was the #1 SBA lender inVermont with 46 loans totaling $9 million, while Chittenden Bank wassecond with 41 loans totaling $10 million. Passumpsic Savings Bank wasthird with 34 loans totaling $3 million.SBA’s lending partnershipscover the entire state, and while the larger banks produce the greatestSBA loan volume, community banks continue to be very active SBA lenders.SBA’s top ten Vermont banks include Banknorth, N.A., Chittenden Bank,Passumpsic Savings Bank, Community National Bank, Capital One FederalSavings Bank, Merchants Bank, Factory Point National Bank, Union Bank,National Bank of Middlebury and Bank of Bennington. To view the completelender ranking list for 2004, including the number of loans and dollartotals credited to each lending institution, click on the following link:http://www.sba.gov/vt/vtlenderloanvolume.html(link is external).SBA also trained and counseled more than 5,000 prospective andexisting business owners in Vermont in 2004 as a result of SBA’sentrepreneurial development efforts in partnership with the Vermont SmallBusiness Development Center, SCORE, and the Vermont Women’s BusinessCenter.For more information about SBA programs and services, visit the SBAwebsite at www.sba.gov/vt(link is external) or call the VermontDistrict Office at (802) 828-4422. ###last_img read more

Twilight of U.K. Coal-Fired Electricity Energy Is Approaching Faster Than Anticipated

first_imgTwilight of U.K. Coal-Fired Electricity Energy Is Approaching Faster Than Anticipated FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Karl Mathiesen for The Guardian:At 3pm on Thursday, the turbines of Scotland’s last coal power station at Longannet will spin for the last time. Coal, the lifeblood of the British economy for more than two centuries and now a terrible burden on the climate, is drawing its final breaths before an inevitable death. The question is: how long can it cling on?Longannet’s closure is the first in a year that will see a cascade of further shutdowns. Units at Rugeley, Eggborough, Ferrybridge and Fiddlers Ferry will all go cold over the coming summer months, removing 44% (around 8GW) of Britain’s coal-generating capacity in the turn of a season. This follows the closure of 8GW of ageing coal plants since 2012.European air quality laws have precipitated many of the recent closures, with old, dirty plants unable to afford the remedial measures needed to meet tightened restrictions.But this initial strangulation has been overlaid by falling gas prices and the growth of renewable energy, both of which have driven the wholesale price of electricity down by 60% since the beginning of 2014. Unlike gas, coal has high material transport costs and is more heavily affected by the UK’s carbon floor price. All of this means burning coal for power is an increasingly tough business to be in.By the end of this year, just six stations will remain active.The five on the mainland have received backing from the government’s capacity market until 2021 (Belfast’s Kilroot plant feeds the all-Ireland market). The capacity market guarantees a steady electricity supply by offering support to generators in return for a commitment to provide a certain amount of power to the grid. But in February, that guarantee was shaken when the operator of Fiddlers Ferry power station announced that despite winning government support for three of its four units until 2019, it would be cutting its losses and shutting down. Operator SSE cited dramatic changes in the generation market and opted to pay out the government contract of £33m rather than take on “unsustainable losses” into the future.The remaining operators are outwardly confident about their short-term future. But their language comes with heavy caveats.Full article: How long can the UK’s coal industry survive?last_img read more