first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Representative Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) issued the following statement after the Indiana House approved House Bill 1051, a bill allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.:“I am happy to endorse a bill that can be good for our convenience stores, our business revenue, and our citizens. Indiana is one of twelve states that bans alcohol on Sundays, and I am glad the legislature is making a positive change on our alcohol sales.“These are the first steps toward bringing Indiana’s alcohol laws into the 21st Century. These changes, which are long overdue, reflect a public sentiment that believes our state should not be stuck with archaic laws that reflect thinking of the Prohibition Era, when they were first enacted.“Considering the large margins of support that this proposal received in both its House and Senate versions, I would say that lawmakers are finally ready to follow the public’s wishes on this issue.“This should not be the last move we make in this area. There is much more that can be done, and we should have the time and the will to do it.”last_img read more

Mishawaka finalizes small business loan program

first_img Previous articleAuthorities identify men involved in apparent murder-suicide in MishawakaNext articleMan, 19, charged with murder, robbery, in connection with teen accomplice’s death Brooklyne Beatty Twitter Google+ Mishawaka finalizes small business loan program Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – June 26, 2020 0 479 Google+center_img TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19Indianalake city bankloanMishawakaprogramsmall business WhatsApp Facebook (Source: License: The City of Mishawaka has finalized its small business loan program.The program is meant to provide loans to Mishawaka small businesses that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic on a first come, first served basis.Loans are 0% interest for the first six months, with a $10,000 maximum loan amount. There are qualifications to apply, including:The company/organization must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Mishawaka.The company/organization must certify that it believes funds from this program are critical in helping the company stay in business during the pandemic.The company/organization must have been in business and operational as of February 15, 2020.The company/organization must be an operating company/organization with annual gross revenues not in excess of $2,000,000 per year.Determination of ineligible applicants is based on the definition of ineligible applicants (borrowers) for the SBA’s 7 (a) Loan Program. Ineligible businesses include those engaged in illegal activities, loan packaging, speculation, real estate investment firms, multi-sales distribution, gambling, investment or lending, religious organizations, or where the owner is on parole.Charitable organizations, not for profits, service clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations are eligible only if they have a business address and commercial storefront and serve and/or are accessible to the general public.The company/organization must indicate if it received money from either the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Impact Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. If the applicant did, its application will be held until all applicants who have not received other such financial support are processed.  The first round lasts through July 9, 2020.  After the first round, applications that were held may be considered if funds remainCredit worthiness will be verified by Lake City Bank. A minimum credit score of 620 is required to qualify.The City has partnered with Lake City Bank to administer the loan program. Applications are available at or at the bank’s Mishawaka branch (5015 North Main Street). WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Niall Ferguson wins International Emmy for ‘The Ascent of Money’

first_imgHarvard economic historian Niall Ferguson’s four-part documentary, “The Ascent of Money” (2009), which examines the creation of the economic system by taking viewers on a global trek through the history of money, was named Best Documentary at the 37th International Emmy Awards in New York City on Nov. 23.Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, based the documentary on his best-selling book “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World” (Penguin Press, 2008), which predicted the current economic crisis and was released within weeks of the meltdown of subprime loans.To view the series or for more information, visit “The Ascent of Money” at read more

Lessons of a temporary city

first_imgThe Maha Kumbh Mela, an eight-week Hindu festival held every 12 years in India and the largest human gathering on the planet, ended three weeks ago. Already, the tent city that had sprung up to accommodate millions of pilgrims is beginning to disappear from the sandy banks of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, where the faithful had gathered.But back in Cambridge, the real work of understanding the vast temporary city has just begun.Through January and February, nearly 50 Harvard professors, students, doctors, and researchers made a pilgrimage of their own to the festival, which housed roughly 3 million people for its 55-day duration and drew as many as 20 million visitors on peak river-bathing days. Now, those researchers are beginning to analyze the data they collected there, from thousands of patient records at clinics and hospitals to water samples from the Ganges to measurements of the pop-up city’s grid and elevation.“For the pilgrims, bathing is the climax of the journey,” said Rahul Mehrotra, who has been spearheading the months-long interdisciplinary project since last summer. “For many who participate in the melas, however, these huge human gatherings are opportunities for the practice of commerce, politics, services of many kinds, or public health” — exactly the sort of interactions that bear fruit for academics across Harvard’s Schools.On Monday night, a group of professors and students shared the early results and goals of their efforts in a packed lecture hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).“This is a work in progress,” said Mehrotra, a GSD professor of urban design and planning.“For the pilgrims, bathing is the climax of the journey,” said Rahul Mehrotra, who has been spearheading the months-long interdisciplinary project since last summer. “For many who participate in the melas, however, these huge human gatherings are opportunities for the practice of commerce, politics, services of many kinds, or public health” — exactly the sort of interactions that bear fruit for academics across Harvard’s Schools. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThat said, there was much to report. Presenters from the GSD, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights described their findings — from archival research into melas as far back as the mid-1800s to epidemiological data on disease outbreaks at this year’s festival — all of which the project’s coordinators hope to make available online with the help of the Harvard libraries.Thanks to its connections with one of India’s largest telecommunications companies, Harvard is also amassing from the Kumbh “what we believe is the biggest data set ever of cellphone usage,” said Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Institute (SAI), a major sponsor of the project.The trove of information would be a boon for researchers in the growing field of big data, who are tackling the challenges of curating, storing, analyzing, and sharing the massive amounts of information generated by companies and governments in the digital age.“This is a gargantuan data set that we currently don’t even have the technological means to manipulate,” Khanna said, adding that there are still political and legal considerations in India that have not yet been worked out. Google, Cisco, and other companies are interested in the project, he said.In August, SAI will host a two-day seminar on the Kumbh research that it hopes will bring the mela’s administrators to Harvard to explain their work.The project, in the words of GSD student Oscar Malaspina, “can be an invitation for all of us to challenge our interdisciplinary limits.”Video produced by Rebecca Byerly for Harvard Business School. To read the Gazette’s in-depth series on the Kumbh Mela project and to see more coverage of Harvard’s work in Asia, click here.last_img read more

COVID: FDA To Allow Decontaminating N95 Respirators

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixnioWASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is authorizing the use of a decontamination system for N-95 Respirators.Those are devices healthcare workers can use to protect themselves against the novel Coronavirus.The FDA says more than 6,000 hospitals already have the decontamination system produced by advanced sterilization products. In total, they could clean about 4 million respirators per day.This is the third such emergency authorization from the FDA this year. last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Sierra Boggess, Aaron Tveit & More

first_imgGuys, it’s officially Tony Awards weekend! But before you get to work baking that life-sized brownie replica of Idina Menzel for your Tony party, it’s time to look back at a few of the crazy things we learned this week. From Sierra Boggess’ tooth trauma to Ramin Karimloo’s bizarro alter-ego James Snyder, a lot of seriously weird stuff has happened in the last seven days. So, without further ado, it’s time for the Lessons of the Week!Sierra Boggess Lost a Tooth in the LairOn a special yoga edition of Side by Side by Susan Blackwell, the very flexible Sierra Boggess revealed she once fell into a trap door and knocked her front tooth out while playing Christine in Phantom. Or should we say… “Chrithtine.”Orange You Glad Aaron Tveit Is So Hot?Tveitertots all over the world swooned this week when the Graceland stud appeared in a sexy photo spread in the new issue of Bello magazine—including one spectacular shot featuring Tveit in a dashing tangerine short-suit. Don’t mind if we do.Idina Menzel Will Autograph Your JunkAnd by junk, we don’t mean your collection of Frozen snowglobes. The If/Then star read her Audience Choice Awards fill-in-the-blank acceptance speech live on Show People, and yes, she verbally agreed to sign “your penises at the stage door.” Ummmm…Ramin Karimloo Found a Parallel UniverseOn his (very un-boring) video blog, Les Miz star Ramin Karimloo discovered a passageway to another dimension—the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where James Snyder was filming his vlog. Watch out, Ramin, we hear the cast of If/Then is into some weird stuff. Like autographing penises.You Can’t Sit with Jarrod Spector at LunchSorry, but Beautiful Tony nominee Jarrod Spector doesn’t want you to find out which delicious Japanese restaurant he frequents on two-show days. Fine, Jarrod, whatever, we’ll just eat Shake Shack alone while listening to the Beautiful cast album and sobbing like we usually do.Adriane Lenox Is a Jarrod Spector StalkerOn a completely unrelated note, After Midnight star Adriane Lenox got a little intense in our Tony nominee confession booth, admitting she has a super-mega-crush on Jarrod Spector and spends lots of time Googling him. Jarrod, we’re sorry we ever doubted you.Jenn Colella Can Out-Sing a MobThis week, James Snyder hit the streets to film the fans at the If/Then stage door singing “Happy Birthday” to Idina Menzel. Hundreds of Fanzels sang at the top of their lungs, but the sweet voice soaring above them all belonged to Jenn Colella. Damn, Jenn, you’ve got pipes! Wanna come to our karaoke night? (Karaoke haters James and Idina need not apply.)Sutton Foster Doesn’t Have to AuditionWhen we asked Violet star Sutton Foster which other Broadway star she runs into at auditions the most, she sheepishly replied, “I don’t audition anymore.” Yeah, she probably just sends casting directors a link to this, then kicks back and eats bon-bons.Games Make Jefferson Mays HomicidalOn the surface, A Gentleman’s Guide headliner Jefferson Mays seems like a nice guy, but challenge him to a board game (especially Parcheesi) and he transforms into a “homicidal lunatic.” Jefferson, it’s probably best you’ll be at the Tonys, instead of at home playing the Tony Scavenger Hunt.BACA Winners Love Booze, Boobs & ButtsWhen we asked Audience Choice Award winners to name adjectives, body parts, favorite drinks and more for their Mad Lib-style acceptance speeches, we had no idea these dignified stars would be so preoccupied with butts, boobs and the F-word. Oh, who are we kidding? You guys are just as crazy as we are, and that’s why we love you. Sierra Boggess Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Your Top 10 Favorite Chicago Songs

first_img“Razzle Dazzle” from $49.50 “We Both Reached for the Gun” Hotcha! It’s here! The Tony-winning revival of Chicago turns 20 on November 14, and we’re celebrating by recalling all of our favorite songs from the Kander and Ebb classic. The iconic score puts some real razzle dazzle into the Great White Way, and we love every toe-tapping, sizzling musical second. Be sure to catch the red hot tuner about merry murderess Roxie Hart (currently played by Disney Channel favorite Veronica Dunne) and Velma Kelly (Lana Gordon) at the Ambassador Theatre, and check out your top 10 below! “Nowadays” “Roxie” “Mister Cellophane”  Related Shows “Hot Honey Rag” center_img “When You’re Good to Mama” Chicago “Cell Block Tango” “Funny Honey”  “All That Jazz” (Photos: Jeremy Daniel) View Commentslast_img read more

New Chemical Free Pest Elimination in Vermont

first_imgINSTATUTIONAL NEWS UPDATE from ECOHEAT Thermal Pest EradicationBED BUGSBed Bugs are ReturningDo you remember going to bed at night as a child with the saying “don’t let the bed bugs bite?” You probably never thought you would actually have to worry about them biting you in your lifetime. Well, they are making a comeback and from the calls Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has received, they have arrived in Buncombe County! “Bed bugs” received their name from close association with human sleeping beds where they often seek refuge during daylight, only to come out to feed on the bed’s occupants at night.The adults are about 3/16″ long; broadly oval and flat. The color is brown to reddish brown (after feeding). They emit an “obnoxiously sweet” odor from scent glands. Humans are the preferred host but if we aren’t available, they will feed on other animals such as mice, bats, canaries, and English sparrows.Although the bite of the bed bug is painless, most people (80%) develop an allergic reaction to the saliva injected by the bug as it feeds. A swelling usually results from feeding but there is no red spot like you would get from a flea bite.The insect can be found throughout a bedroom and is not isolated to just the mattress area. They will crawl a considerable area to get a blood meal. The bed bug can be introduced into a structure by furniture or in belongings of someone who has been living in a bed bug infestation. They have also been found in transportation vehicles such as boats, trains, airplanes, and buses as well as in movie theater seats.Now there is a way to treat apartments for Bed Bugs, Roaches, Fleas, Lice and Stored Product Pest without using pesticides. The occupants are out for only a few hours while the uninvited guest is eliminated safely, effectively and environmentally friendly. No need to worry about toxic chemicals affecting a tenant’s health and some kind of litigation against your company or having to move the tenant next door at company expense. No bad publicity for your property.Heat Treatment has been approved by many states and we have done small services and large services like a disabled apartment complex in Chester, PA. This building has 150 1 and two bedroom apartments and is 13 stories high, with complete success.Heat treatment has proven a solution to eradicating the full life cycle of Bed Bugs and in fact any and all pests in any size structure in a 6 to 8 hour application without throwing out mattresses, curtains, furniture and electronics. One day and your entire pest problems are solved without harmful and toxic chemicals.Warren BarichPresidentECOHEAT Thermal Pest EradicationColchester, VT802 865-0303888 909-BUGSwebsite under construction is external)last_img read more

Jay Peak breaks ground on $125 million water park

first_imgJay Break Resort broke ground yesterday in what will be the largest water park in the New England. The 60,000-square-foot park will have a retractable roof and a wave pool. The park is the last grand piece of a vision to develop a four-season resort available during any season. Jay Peak has already completed its ice arena to go along with its famous skiing and new golf course.Senator Patrick Leahy spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 275,000-square-foot Hotel Jay, which features 170 suites and the largest water park in New England. Leahy commended Bill Stenger, president and co-owner of Jay Peak Ski Resort, for employing Vermonters in the surrounding areas.Stenger was able to commission the $125 million project through the federal EB-5 Foreign Investor Visa program, which Leahy helped bring to Vermont in 1997. The EB-5 program (STORY) allows foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in projects in high unemployment areas to obtain green cards for themselves and their families, as well as possible US citizenship.The project has already created more than 800 temporary jobs in surrounding areas like Williston, Winooski, and Burlington. Stenger predicted many more permanent jobs to be created, up to 2,000, at the completion of the project in 2012.Source: Vermont Business Magazine. Leahy’s office. 7.06.2010last_img read more

Second Chilean Naval Academy Cup Regatta Held in Viña del Mar

first_img On October 29, more than 100 sailors and 70 vessels participated in the second edition of the regatta held by Chile’s Arturo Prat Naval Academy (Escuela Naval Arturo Prat), which took place in Viña del Mar. The Star, 470, Laser (radial standard), Vagabond, Optimist, Lightning, Sunfish, and Beachcomber classes participated in the event. Both competitors and spectators enjoyed ideal weather conditions, with winds up to 18 knots, making this regatta a highly demanding one. The competition took place on two parallel courses, each with its respective regatta judges and buoys, under the supervision of the head of the Naval Academy sailing team and general coordinator of the regatta, Lieutenant Gerard Novion. “The regatta was a complete success; we had a record number of vessels registered in all classes, starting with the smallest ones, which are in the Optimist class, up to the largest sailboats, which are in the Lightning and Star classes, and we had the Beachcomber class that came especially from Muelle Barón.” All the cadets on the 2011 sailing team participated in the event. By Dialogo November 02, 2011last_img read more