Holiday Market coming to Howard Park in December

April 20, 2021

first_img WhatsApp (Photo supplied/City of South Bend) A new Holiday Market is coming to Howard Park. The festive marketplace will bring together local makers, entrepreneurs and artists offering their work for sale.The City of South Bend released the following information:South Bend Venues Parks & Arts is excited to announce a brand-new, free event December 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 at the Howard Park Inovateus Solar Event Lawn. The Howard Holiday Market will bring a unique and festive marketplace to the heart of the East Bank at Howard Park, inviting the local community of makers, entrepreneurs and artists to offer uniquely curated goods.“In a time when it’s difficult to host events, we wanted to bring some magic to winter and encourage our community to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year,” said Annie Smith, SBVPA’s Chief Development Officer. “We hope everyone is able to make new memories with us heading into this spirited season.”Vendors interested in participating in this years’ market are invited to apply online at A limited number of vendors will be permitted each week, allowing for distancing to take place. Applications close November 12, 2020.  The Howard Holiday Market plans to follow all safety guidelines in accordance with the CDC and guidance from the St. Joseph County Health Department, including capacity limits. A detailed precaution plan will be soon available. Learn more about the market at Facebook Google+ Holiday Market coming to Howard Park in December Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 2, 2020 0 375 Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleThree family members killed in fire in Benton HarborNext articleEarly voting ends at 12 p.m. Monday 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

GM recalling 10,000 Chevy and GMC vans due to fire risk

April 20, 2021

first_img Previous articleTippecanoe woman killed in crash near BurketNext articleShooting in South Bend kills one, injures two Thursday morning Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – April 1, 2021 0 254 TAGSChevrolet Expressfire riskgmGMC Savanarecallshort circuitvan (95.3 MNC) General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 vans due to a fire risk.Almost 8,000 2021 Chevrolet Express and more than 2,000 2021 GMC Savana vehicles are being recalled.GM reports the recall is related to a short circuit issue, which can cause the battery to die or cause a fire under the hood.Only vehicles built on or prior to December 7, 2020 are affected.To check if your vehicle is under the recall, click here. WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook GM recalling 10,000 Chevy and GMC vans due to fire risk Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Plans for Cornish pasty drive-thru

April 20, 2021

first_imgThe team who set up The West Cornwall Pasty Company has dreamed up a new retail bakery concept – a pasty drive-thru.Ken Cocking, his sons Arron and Gavin, and business partner Mark Christophers, are looking to transform an old garage on the outskirts of Helston in Cornwall, and have tasked architectural firm Laurence Associates to draw up plans for the building.The group is awaiting permission from the local council before it can transform the 2.25-acre site, worth £450,000. The team is looking to complete the project in the next 12 months.Cocking told local newspaper The West Briton: “We’ve been down to check it out and it lends itself perfectly to what we want. We liked the idea when we had the West Cornwall Pasty Company. Back then we sponsored the Helston Town Band and football club and held Cornish pasty taster sessions in London’s Covent Garden.“We got bored and thought, ‘Come on let’s have a go’. This isn’t just a bit of fun – we don’t play at things – but it’s all pie-in-the-sky until we get planning permission.”Four years ago, Cocking and his team sold The West Pasty Company in a management buyout worth £30m to private equity firm Gresham. Last month, the Helston-based pasty firm reported a £2.8m drop in turnover for the year ending 24 February 2012.last_img read more

Bells and Robes Drop New Single “Purple Shower”, Launch Own Record Label

March 2, 2021

first_imgPsychedelic-electro duo Bells and Robes have been keeping rather busy over the last two years. The group just came off a recent tour with DYNOHUNTER, and were all over the place in 2016 with Exmag, Modern Measure, Eminence Ensemble, and The Groove Orient, along with festival appearances at Suwannee Hulaween, Luna Light, Purple Hatter’s Ball, and more. Based out of Gainesville, Florida, via Atlanta, Luke Sipka and Dean Spaniol of Bells and Robes have just released their latest single, “Purple Shower,” to go along with the announcement of their new record label Zen Fresh Records.Bells and Robes Take Fans On Refreshing Electronic Journey In New Music Video With SwainWith the launch of their own label, the independent duo now has the freedom to create the music that inspires them. Zen Fresh Records also offers Sipka and Spaniol the ability to offer a platform for other up-and-coming artists of similar styles to join them and share their own music. “Anyone making psychedelic, soulful, future bass and electronica should definitely get in touch,” said Bells and Robes.Bells And Robes, MZG Remix The Heavy Pets, Just In Time For AURAWith a lush backdrop, smooth flowing synths, plenty of soul, “Purple Shower” features the duo at the top of their game and serves as a proper kick-off for the new label. “Purple Shower” derives its name from a lyric in the 1971 Shuggie Otis track “Strawberry Letter 23,” later made famous by The Brothers Johnson. As Spaniol and Lipka told YourEDM: “We’ve always been very inspired by the sounds of the 60s and 70s psychedelic soul artists like Shuggie Otis and The Temptations. We wanted to try to take some of the progressions and emotions those songs captured and add modern electronic and future bass elements. The result is our track, ‘Purple Shower’.”Check out Bells and Robes’ Soundcloud page, and listen to “Purple Shower” below:[cover photo courtesy of Bells and Robes via Shelby Spencer Photography]last_img read more

Paul McCartney Joins Members Of Muse For “Helter Skelter”

March 2, 2021

first_img[Photo: Matt Bellamy’s Instagram] Is a Beatles cover band still just a Beatles cover band if Paul McCartney joins the show?Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dom Howard were forced to grapple with this question when Sir Paul sat in with their Beatles tribute act, Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band, in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Well, “grapple” might not be the right word because Bellamy, Howard and Co. look like they had the time of their lives powering through “Helter Skelter” with the guy who wrote “Helter Skelter”.Bellamy posted a clip of McCartney’s guest appearance to his Instagram, and you can check it out below. While the whole affair may seem like an incredible coincidence, it should be noted that last night’s show took place at a launch party for Stella McCartney’s new fashion line, so Sir Paul’s presence wasn’t completely out of the ordinary. Check out a clip from the collaboration below!last_img read more

Sports head injuries need definitions

March 1, 2021

first_imgIn recent years it has become clear that athletes who experience repeated impacts to the head may be at risk of potentially serious neurological and psychiatric problems. But a study of sports programs at three major universities, published in the Oct. 2 Journal of Neurosurgery, finds that the way the injury commonly called concussion is usually diagnosed — largely based on athletes’ subjective symptoms — varies greatly and may not be the best way to determine who is at risk for future problems. In addition, the way the term “concussion” is used in sports injuries may differ from how it is used in other medical contexts, potentially hindering communication about the factors most relevant to patient outcomes.“The term ‘concussion’ means different things to different people, and it’s not yet clear that the signs and symptoms we now use to make a diagnosis will ultimately prove to be the most important pieces of this complicated puzzle,” says Ann-Christine Duhaime, director of the Pediatric Brain Trauma Lab at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who led the study.“Some patients who receive a diagnosis of concussion go on to have very few problems, and some who are not diagnosed because they have no immediate symptoms may have sustained a lot of force to the head with potentially serious consequences,” explains Duhaime, the Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.The current study is part of a larger investigation into the biomechanical basis of concussion and the effects of repeat impacts to the head, conducted over five years at Brown University, Dartmouth College, and Virginia Tech.  A total of 450 students — members of all three schools’ football teams and of two women’s and two men’s ice hockey teams — wore helmets equipped with instruments that measured the frequency, magnitude, and location of head impacts experienced during practice sessions, scrimmages, and games. Team trainers and physicians followed their standard procedures for assessing and diagnosing potential concussions and prescribing treatment.During the study period, more than 486,000 head impacts were recorded in participating athletes. Concussions were diagnosed in 44 participants, four of whom were diagnosed a second time for a total of 48 diagnosed concussions. A specific impact could be associated with the concussion 31 times, but no clearly associated impact was identified in the other 17 instances. The most commonly reported symptoms were mental cloudiness, headache, and dizziness, and only one athlete lost consciousness. An immediate diagnosis was made only six times, and many of the athletes did not begin experiencing symptoms until several hours after the game. Although measured head impacts in those diagnosed with concussions tended to be higher, some concussion-associated impacts had considerably less measured acceleration/deceleration of the head. The authors note that the injuries reported in this study contrast with those usually seen in patients diagnosed with concussion in emergency departments, in whom a single, clearly identified head impact is typically associated with immediate changes in consciousness.The authors add that developing strategies to prevent and manage short- and long-term consequences of head injuries requires accurate tools to determine which patients have sustained impacts that may affect the brain in significant ways, and that currently used criteria based on reported symptoms may be unreliable predictors of actual injury to the brain. They propose that replacing the single term “concussion” with the concept of a concussion spectrum may be useful in determining the range of factors that can influence patient outcomes.“A lot of work is needed before we can understand to what extent patients’ reported symptoms — compared to such factors as the actual force imparted to the brain, previous head injuries, and genetic background — influence the eventual consequences of repeated head impacts, consequences that may vary from patient to patient,” says Duhaime, who is director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and director of Neurosurgical Trauma and Intensive Care in the MGH Department of Neurosurgery. “For now, however, it’s sensible to err on the side of safety, realizing that more specific answers will take more time and research.”last_img read more

Pop art on spaghetti

March 1, 2021

first_img“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing — whatever you want to call it — is an art,” the late culinary master James Beard once said, while the writer William Deresiewicz asserted with much displeasure in a 2012 New York Times essay that food had replaced high culture.“A good risotto is a fine thing, but it isn’t going to give you insight into other people, allow you to see the world in a new way, or force you to take an inventory of your soul,” he wrote.Many chefs would shake their tongs in objection, as might people find joy at the dinner table, long a hotbed for exchanging ideas and forming philosophies. Yet Deresiewicz is at least partly right — food is now widely regarded as art, actual art, the kind once relegated to museum and gallery walls and meant for a clutch of highbrow intellectuals who understood.But what would happen if food and art collided, if only for one night?In homage to the pop artist Corita Kent — who regularly featured food in her work — and the Harvard Art Museums exhibit “Corita Kent and the Language of Pop,” Harvard University Dining Services on Thursday hosted Corita Night in the University’s dining halls. Inspired by Kent’s “song about the greatness,” which played on a DelMonte ketchup ad that read “Makes meatballs sing,” campus chefs were invited to personalize their own version of meatballs.Corita Kent’s “song about the greatness,” print, 1964, courtesy of Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund © President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeLuke Parker, Winthrop House’s senior chef, drew on his love of spice and dished out Thai chicken meatballs seasoned with curry, lemongrass, and coconut milk.Like art, cooking is about building, whether it’s depth of color or depth of flavor. “I improvise all the time,” said Parker. “I went to culinary school — and the school of hard knocks.”When the Kent exhibit opened in early September, the Harvard Art Museums partnered with Harvard’s Food Literacy Project to invite students to share their stories about food, community, social justice, and art with NPR’s StoryCorps. Corita Night served to not only highlight the exhibit, which runs through May, but to corral students for a special student-only event called “The Harvard Art Museums Go POP!” The Oct. 29 event will feature a pop art-inspired menu of small bites and sweets, provided by Crimson Catering.Over in Leverett House, chef Kathleen Smith drew on her travels in Mexico — and her Mexican boyfriend — to create the night’s menu. Her albondigas came drenched in a spicy chipotle sauce.“As a student I enjoy when they create these theme-based meals,” said Junaid Zubair ’18. A class in the history of photography often leads him inside the Harvard Art Museums, he said, and the meatballs will motivate him to take a further look at Kent’s work. How’s that for inspiration?If you’re looking to feed an army, here’s a traditional Italian meatball recipe, straight from Nonnie herself.Graphic by Georgia Bellas/Harvard Stafflast_img read more

ND earns Sporcle top-five ranking

January 26, 2021

first_imgWhen senior Katie Snyder had to learn all of the countries in Africa for a political science class last semester, she knew where she would turn to study. She was one step ahead of her professor when he suggested several websites to the class, including social gaming website Sporcle. “I had been planning on using it before he mentioned it,” Snyder said. “I always play the map games on Sporcle.” In fact, Snyder is using the site again this semester to help learn the countries of the Middle East for a history class. Sporcle, which features games in which players fill in blanks in response to categories or trivia questions, is popular among workplaces and on college campuses, Sporcle’s vice president of products Derek Pharr said. A recent upswing in usage by college students led the website to make college rankings. Notre Dame has held steady at No. 5 each week of the rankings, which are calculated from factors including number of visits, number of page views and time spent on the site, Pharr said. The first rankings were released based on data from Nov. 14-20. In the fourth list of college rankings, released Tuesday and reflecting usage statistics from the past week, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State and Boston College were ahead of Notre Dame. While Snyder used the site to study, many students said it is more of a good distraction. Pharr said the site could be both. “We can be an educational, mentally stimulating diversion, but on the other side we can be the destination to spend a little time and get away from things,” he said. Juniors Shane Owens, Robert Cahill and Jake Hubbard agreed their favorite game category is Sports. “[Hubbard] did all the NFL teams in a minute and a half,” Owens said. “Yeah, I’m pretty special,” Hubbard said. However, students agreed the intellectual nature of the site allows them to feel better about taking a study break. “I delude myself into thinking I’m learning,” sophomore Stephanie Jones said. “But the motivation is purely recreational.” Snyder said she wouldn’t have used the site to learn if it didn’t have fun quizzes as well. “The fun is the only thing that makes you want to do the academic part of it,” she said. “And then I could procrastinate on other things by playing Sporcle because it’s academic, so I could feel like I was being productive.” Pharr said the timing of the release of rankings leading up to most colleges’ study days and finals weeks was not a total coincidence. “We hoped we could hit college students at a time when they could use it to study for finals and to get away from finals,” he said. Jones, who said she goes on Sporcle at least one day a week, predicted her usage would go up as finals approach. The release of the rankings also coincided with the weekly updates of college football’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings, which Sporcle references as a joke on the website to explain its mathematical formula, saying its formula is “simpler than the BCS” but that they might “change the formula from time to time, just like the BCS.” “We wanted to explain what we were doing without too much detail,” Pharr said. “We figured ‘It’s complicated what we’re doing, but there are systems that are more complicated, like the BCS.’” Like the BCS, though, Pharr said the rankings play off of the competitive nature of colleges to attract more students to the website. “College football, college basketball has a rich rivalry history,” he said. “We’ve already seen a very positive and spirited response to what we’ve been doing. We’d love to see that grow. “Those play out on a big stage, and we’d like Sporcle to be a stage for that as well. We see it all as one big healthy debate.” The feeling of competition definitely stirred when students found out Notre Dame was behind traditional rivals Michigan and Boston College. “I’d rather beat them in football,” Hubbard said, “but Sporcle would be next.”last_img read more

Insurance company seeking collateral from Peabody to cover the coal miner’s cleanup bonds

December 31, 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享St. Louis Post-Dispatch:An insurance company is demanding nearly $128 million in collateral from Peabody Energy Corp., citing the company’s “deteriorating” financial condition.In a lawsuit filed Thursday by Argonaut Insurance Co., the company says it has issued over $202 million in surety bonds to Peabody-associated entities around the globe. They are mostly reclamation-type bonds issued to ensure that mines and surrounding lands are restored after mining operations end, the suit says.Beginning in August, Argonaut demanded that it be released from the bonds, citing Peabody’s “deteriorating” financial condition, the suit says. Peabody could alternately provide sufficient collateral or an irrevocable letter of credit.Peabody has provided $75 million in collateral, but Argonaut wants nearly $128 million more, or 100% of the value of the bonds, the suit says. The lawsuit seeks a judge’s order that would enforce the terms of the bonds.In a statement, Peabody said it is “seeking a mutually agreeable solution,” and promised “a comprehensive update” on collateral requests during their Nov. 9 announcement of their quarterly financial results.St. Louis-based Peabody, like other coal companies, has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic and due to decline in demand.[Robert Patrick]More: Insurance company demanding nearly $128 million in collateral from Peabody Energy Insurance company seeking collateral from Peabody to cover the coal miner’s cleanup bondslast_img read more

On credit union compliance: Better regulator discussions

December 18, 2020

first_imgWhen it comes to talking with your examiner from the National Credit Union Administration, you don’t want to end up quoting this line from the 1967 movie, “Cool Hand Luke”: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate!” Indeed, establishing a strong, effective dialog with the regulator over time will be beneficial to your credit union and its membership.So, let’s take a few moments to talk about how to make talking with your NCUA representative a truly successful undertaking.Let’s be honest! Dealing with a regulator is not one iota different from collaborating with anyone else where there is a need to achieve conclusions that meet the desires of the parties. There is no magic! People are people; it’s all a matter of good human relations.Keeping that in mind, a good place to start your efforts to have a great dialog with your regulator is to be sensitive to the circumstances surrounding a particular conversation, as it will prepare you to be focused to communicate in an effective way. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more