Neil Young Dusts Off Song For First Time In 48 Years In Leeds Last Night

first_imgLast night, Neil Young and Promise of the Real (which features Lukas and Micah Nelson) played in Leeds, U.K.’s First Direct Arena. The group dusted off a song from the rocker’s back catalog that hasn’t been played in 48 years – that’s 1968, for the record. “If I Could Have Her Tonight” appeared on Young’s 1969 self-titled album.Young started off the number by saying, “This is a song that you probably never even heard in your life….but that’s ok”, before playing the bust out. The group also debuted the track “When You Dance I Can Really Love“. Check out the second live version of “If I Could Have Her Tonight”, courtesy of M. Steiner:Neil Young + Promise of the Real Setlist – First Direct Arena – Leeds, U.K. – 6/10/16After the Gold Rush  Heart of Gold  Comes a Time  The Needle and the Damage Done  Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)  From Hank to Hendrix  Out on the Weekend  Unknown Legend  Wolf MoonWords (Between the Lines of Age)  Winterlong  Walk On  If I Could Have Her Tonight  Down by the River  Powderfinger  Cowgirl in the Sand  Mansion on the Hill  Love to Burn  Rockin’ in the Free World  EncoreWhen You Dance, I Can Really Love  Fuckin’ Up [via Jambase]last_img read more

Governor Shumlin’s FY 2013 Recommended Budget

first_imgAlthough the General Fund (GF) budget gap of $51 million addressed in the FY 2013 Governor’s Recommended Budget was less than the gap previously estimated (October 2011) – FY 2013 is the fifth consecutive fiscal year requiring the resolution of a GF budget gap. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin presented his fiscal year 2013 budget to the Legislature January 12, 2012. The federal stimulus program (American Recovery & Reinvestment Act or ARRA), which was used to cover the base GF operating budget gaps for fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011, has essentially ended – requiring the State to close the projected FY 2013 GF budget gap.The Governor’s FY 2013 Budget Recommendations present the General Assembly with a balanced budget that maintains services, continues advancement in important programs for the future and deals with the added challenge of recovering from the devastating damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene.While the analysis shows small GF gaps for FY 2014 through FY 2016, the Consensus Revenue Forecast due to be revised and adopted by the Vermont Emergency Board at its January 18, 2012, meeting will likely at least partially close or eliminate the gap for the out years. For Detail of Governor Shumlin’s FY 2013 Executive Budget Recommendations, offered to the Legislature on January 12, 2012, go to this LINK.Click on these links for Shumlin’s STATE OF THE STATE and BUDGET addresses.CONSENSUS REVENUE HISTORY AND FORECASTGeneral Fund Revenue Forecast Recovers to Pre-Recession LevelsOn July 22, 2011 the Vermont Emergency Board adopted revised General (GF), Transportation (TF) and Education (EF) Funds Consensus Revenue Forecasts for the remainder of FY 2012 and for FY 2013. The General Fund for FY 2012 was projected to be within 1% of meeting the FY 2008 pre-recession level, while FY 2013 was projected to exceed FY 2008 by 5.6%. The Transportation Fund and Education Fund forecasts for the remainder of FY 2012 were projected to exceed the FY 2008 levels by just over 1% each, with FY 2013 projected to grow by 2.8% and 4.2% respectively. It has taken four fiscal years to see revenue levels return to the pre-recession high points.However, these revenue increases have not yet been enough to close the FY 2013 General Fund budget gap. This year, the Governor’s FY 2012 Budget Adjustment and FY 2013 Budget Recommendations have been submitted in advance of the January 18, 2012 Emergency Board meeting. This means that the Consensus Revenue Forecasts used herein are those presented to and adopted by the Board at the July 22, 2011 meeting. FY 2013 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FY 2013 General Fund OverviewPIE CHARTS: Above, spending. Below, funding source.A combination of base and one-time adjustments, and the use of reserve funds, were employed to bring the GF budget appropriations into line with available GF revenue.After agencies and departments submitted their FY 2013 budget requests, the full impact of the upward budget pressures was known. The upward pressures and the loss of federal and special funds resulted in a FY 2013 budget gap of $51 million.In prior years, the Governor’s Budget Recommendations were calculated based on the Consensus Revenue Forecast adopted by the Emergency Board just prior to the Governor’s budget address to the General Assembly – normally mid to late January. This year, however, the Governor’s Budget Recommendations are being submitted in advance of the January Emergency Board meeting and are therefore based on the July 2011 Consensus Revenue Forecast.The Governor’s budget recommendation includes language to appropriate up to $15 million GF to Public Safety, if it becomes available from a January 2012 Consensus Revenue Forecast increase.The same amount of TF would be moved from Public Safety to Transportation for additional infrastructure improvements and Irene recovery projects. Any GF Revenue increase in excess of $15 million will be reserved in the Human Service Caseload Reserve to offset future Human Services needs. Highlights of the Governor’s FY 2013 Budget: Proposes a FY 2013 General Fund (GF) increase of 5.3%, 2% of which covers reductions in federal and special fund sources, and lives within available revenue.Continues, and in some cases expands, Irene aid to towns, businesses and individuals.Continues support for priorities such as Health Care Reform and access to high speed internet and mobile services.Provides for the GF transfer to the Education Fund at statutory level.Provides the funding to maintain the three Budget Stabilization Reserves for GF, TF and EF at their statutory level.Begins a phased increase in GF Budget Stabilization Reserve by 0.25%, or $3.09 million for FY 2013.Fully funds State Employees’ and State Teachers’ retirement.Invests $8 million in innovation at UVM and VSC.Increases by $1.48 million, more than double FY 2012, GF support for Fish & Wildlife.Continues $4.8 million GF support of the Next Generation initiative in accordance with the Workforce Development Council recommendations.Provides for the largest Transportation budget in VT history.Increases the Transportation paving program by 35.9% and the bridge program by 16.7% over FY 2012.Increases the Town Highway programs by 128.5%, including Irene related projects – up 15.1% excluding Irene.Provides $200,000 of additional GF funding to the Office of the Attorney General for the fight against child pornography.Provides $10.2 million to cover FY 2013 GF Pay Act.Provides $20 million GF to restore lost federal funds for base Medicaid match.Provides $6 million GF for Tobacco programs base spending.Proposes redirection or delay of approximately $18 million in previously approved capital projects to pay for Irene recovery of the State Waterbury Office Complex and Vermont State Hospital.The Shumlin Administration offered these 2011 Accomplishments:Agency of Agriculture:Created the VT Farm Disaster Relief Fund, in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation, to raise over $2.25 million for farms impacted by Irene.Distributed $1.5 million of capital funds, leveraging over $5.7 million in federal funds, for water quality improvement.Enabled 13 new dairy processing plants to come on line.Directed over $1 million in federal grant funds to Farm-to- Plate efforts, leveraging over $1.5 million in additional project investment.Launched online licensing to enable Vermont businesses to renew, and pay online, their retail products and weighing and measuring device licenses.BISHCA:Spearheaded Vermont’s first-in-the-nation effort to develop an affordable, administratively simple and high quality health care system.Supported the creation of the Green Mountain Care Board, charged with developing payment reform, delivery system integration and administrative simplification proposals.Licensed 41 new captive insurance companies.Agency of Commerce and Community Development:Initiated a pilot program to attract recent college graduates to Vermont. More than 25 have already taken advantage of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program.Brought new jobs to Vermont: WCW, Inc. is moving from New York to Vermont, creating 120 new jobs for Vermonters, and expansions at companies like Commonwealth Dairy in Brattleboro, SB Electronics in Barre, Revision Military in Essex, Mack Molding in Arlington, Sonnax in Bellows Falls, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury and Essex Jct., just to name a few.Agency of Human Services:Department for Children and FamiliesSaw its 3SquaresVT caseload grow to 47,833, earning the State a USDA high performance bonus of nearly $390,000 for having one of the top six program access rates in the nation.Created the Vermont Rental Subsidy program, allowing 75 to 80 families and/or disabled individuals to transition to permanent housing more quickly.Low-Income Weatherization Assistance program won a competitive grant from the US Department of Energy to bring sustainable energy resources to low-income Vermonters.Completed nearly 5,000 child abuse and neglect investigations and assessments, nearly double the number completed four years ago.Worked in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Education to gather and analyze input on simplifying and improving publically supported Pre-K (2007 Act 62) in Vermont.Worked with other groups to create a first of its kind housing subsidy intended to be a bridge for individuals and families who are in need of stable housing.Department of CorrectionsShifted prison populations to enable more Vermonters to be brought back from out-of-state prisons to serve their sentences in Vermont correctional facilities.Transitioned the women’s prison population to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, creating new opportunities for women to reenter our communities safely.Department of HealthVermont was ranked the Healthiest State in the Nation ‘ due in part to high rates of high school graduation, lower rates of infectious disease, low violent crime rate, and high use of early prenatal care.Vermont received the first and only ‘A’ on the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.Vermont was named third best state for children’s access to health care.The department worked with the Vermont National Guard and other groups to deliver more than 30,000 respirators and 240,000 pairs of gloves for safe cleanup after Tropical Storm Irene.Distributed more than 1,200 free drinking water lab test kits to residents with private wells that may have been contaminated.Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent LivingSecured an $18 million, three-year federal grant to help move individuals from facility-based care to home-based care. +Helped 1,622 Vermonters with disabilities find work.Reduced repeat applications for general assistance by over 150 people.Department of Vermont Health AccessContinued to serve 166,000 Vermonters with high quality affordable health care. +Received approval of a federal Health Care Exchange implementation grant for $18 million.Continued expansion of the Blueprint for Health across Vermont with primary care medical homes and community health teams.CONNECTVT:Worked with the Legislature to obtain approval for an expedited permitting process to manage the volume of project applications.Worked with private providers, who completed building more than 1,200 fiber miles.The Vermont Telecommunications Authority gave initial funding to two innovative strategies to build a rural roaming carrier network to support the expansion of cell service to reach underserved ‘nooks and crannies’ and low population density areas of the State.Established Vermont as the leader in the nation in Smart- Grid deployment.Agency of Natural Resources:Launched a comprehensive, long-term plan to make real progress in cleaning up Lake Champlain.Created a program to replace old outdoor wood-fired boilers to reduce the unhealthy smoke they produce.Required manufacturers and sellers of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices to provide convenient ways for Vermonters to return used electronic devices for proper disposal.Established a Climate Cabinet to implement a new, ambitious energy plan, and to help prepare Vermont for the climate changes we already see coming.Public Service Department:Issued the 2011 Vermont Energy Plan, which calls for 90 percent renewable power by 2050.Agency of Transportation:Provided Irene emergency repairs on 531 miles of closed roads, 200 damaged bridges and 34 closed bridges – all completed by the end of 2011.Completed $20 million in repairs following the spring floods, while keeping VT Routes 2 and 78, the only two roads connecting the Lake Champlain Islands to the Vermont mainland, open at the peak of the highest Lake Champlain water level in recorded history.Partnered with New York to complete the Lake Champlain Bridge between West Addison, VT and Crown Point, NY.Advanced the first project to go to construction under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s U.S. High-Speed Intercity Rail Program.Organized a task force to advance projects to replace the long-stalled Circumferential Highway project, in conjunction with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.Education:Served more children in high quality preschool programs ‘ up 30 percent in the last 5 years ‘ a key foundation for a child’s success in school and beyond.Vermont students continue to outperform their peers across the country in Reading and Math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the SAT and AP exams. More students are taking these exams (despite decreasing enrollment), and Vermont’s scores continue to rise.Vermont’s high school graduation rate is one of the highest in the country. Nearly 90 percent of our students graduate from high school within four years.Applied for a waiver from the USDOE to the No Child Left Behind Act, which would refocus the work of the department in the coming months and may allow students to use a high school assessment such as the SAT or ACT to measure their college and career readiness.Public Safety DepartmentVermont Emergency Management successfully managed the response to the extreme flooding and damages from Tropical Strom Irene, developed a donations plan that will become an annex in the State Emergency Operations Plan and coordinated with FEMA to help communities complete their requests for public assistance. To date $16.5 million has been approved for mitigation and more than $48 million has been paid for individual assistance and small business assistance.In 2011, Vermont’s 55 roadway deaths were the lowest since 1944, due to the collaborative enforcement and educational efforts by State, county and local law enforcement.Vermont has seen a 50 percent reduction in fire-related deaths in the past seven years. Changes addressing fire protection issues have contributed to this reduction, including increased inspections of existing residential buildings, public education, and legislative changes. Source: Vermont Agency of Administrationlast_img read more

TRID bill clears House

first_imgThe Homebuyers Assistance Act, a bill that would provide a safe harbor from both agency enforcement and private lawsuits for lenders acting in good faith to comply with new TILA-RESPA disclosure requirements, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 303 to 121. That count included 239 Republicans and 64 Democrats in favor of the bill; 121 Democrats and no Republicans voted against it.The bill was introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.).Sherman was the only Democrat to speak on the floor in favor of the bill. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters both spoke on the House floor against the bill.  The Obama Administration also denounced the bill and threatened a veto should it also pass the Senate. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Thursday begins with Biden still on the brink, but with the final results expected within hours

first_img– Advertisement – The vote from Georgia came in a series of small batches as volunteers worked overnight. And with each batch, the gap grew smaller. In the early morning hours, the last batch counted brought the difference between Trump and Biden down to just 18,500 votes out of just under five million counted. As of 8 AM ET, there were reported to be approximately 51,000 still uncounted ballots in Georgia, mostly from areas around Atlanta and Savannah. To pull ahead, Biden needs to take these votes at a rate of 68%, but that’s actually lower than the rate of the last few batches to come down, which had been closed to 75% Biden. It’s dead certain that Georgia is heading for a finish that is going to be within 0.1% of the vote … but it’s not absolutely sure which way. In any case, the counting there should be actually finished, officials say, this morning.In Pennsylvania, it’s not going to be close. Rather than reporting what’s left in fits and starts, Pennsylvania has apparently opted to make an announcement covering the whole remaining batch. At 10PM last night, the Pennsylvania Department of State office’s unofficial tally of outstanding mail ballots was 763,311. If that vote continues to go for Biden at the same rate as the mail-in vote that has been counted to far, it would represent a  381,000 vote net gain for Biden. Which would put Biden with a win somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000 votes. That means there’s considerable room for these ballots to be more Trump-friendly and still give Biden a sizable victory. Of everything still out there, Pennsylvania probably looks the best to not only secure a win, but do so at a margin that’s unassailable.- Advertisement – Arizona also did some overnight counting and, as expected, the results there favored Trump. These are mostly mail-in ballots that were delivered directly to drop boxes on the final two days before the election, a period in which Republicans in the state were being warned to get in votes to counter a widely reported Democratic surge. Consider this the flip side of that exciting reporting about the high level of Democratic early voting. As a result, the largest batch that Arizona counted on Wednesday night was actually 18 points in Trump’s favor. On Thursday morning, Biden continues to hold a 68,500 vote edge in the state. There are still enough votes out there that, if they came in for Trump at the same margin as the last batch, could flip it into the red column. However, some analysts believe what remains is going to be less of a boost for Trump. In any case, like Georgia, Arizona looks to be close.Nevada is essentially where it was on Wednesday— for that matter, where it was on Tuesday— with Biden holding a slim 8,000 vote edge and about a quarter of the vote remaining to be counted. MOst of the votes still outstanding appear to be from Clark County, which should be a good thing for Biden. In any case, Nevada has promised to finally let the world in on how people there voted some time today.North Carolina is … still there. Just chillin’. Trump leads in the state by just under 78,000 votes. He’ll probably keep it, but it’s simply unclear what kind of votes are left.- Advertisement –center_img If Biden holds Arizona, then a single other state, any state at all, would do. Biden could take Arizona and Nevada, and that would bring him to 270 exactly. Anything else is gravy. Of the five remaining states on the map, Biden just needs to get two. It looks very much as if he’ll get them.How certain does Biden’s victory seem to be? On Wednesday evening, a singular notice appeared for anyone flying in the area of Wilmington, Delaware. A particular area, centered on a particular home, is now considered “National Defense Airspace.”last_img read more

Tourism as it should be and as it always should be – Meet the stories of Bol

first_imgOur pain stories I sincerely hope that this is just a small but big step forward, in a new Bol, and thus Brač, tourist story and paradigm. The focus of the project is primarily local caterers, small producers, renters and small hoteliers, who are currently going through a whole range of emotions, from fear and uncertainty to optimism and hope for a better tomorrow. The key message of this campaign is the importance of togetherness, because without it there is no authentic experience, which Bolke and Boljani are happy to share. Their wish is for guests to recognize them and hear stories from them first hand, which they cannot read in any magazine, discover fantastic flavors of home-made food and products, learn something about wild plants and truly experience this little place in all its beauty. And that’s exactly why we need to go back to the basics and roots in our tourism story. We have to tell our story, an authentic story. We need to develop tourism for our own sake, not a priori because of tourists. Tourism as it should be and as it always should be. As every crisis and opportunity, this is an opportunity for a new tourism paradigm, new sustainable and healthy foundations, redefinition of the tourism product, rebranding and repositioning. Now it’s time to reset. In our path of tourism development, we have lost touch with ourselves. We ran for quick and easy earnings, especially from rent, we ran for numbers, waved our hand at all warnings, and worst of all, we lost our identity. We built concrete monsters, bigger and wider, and at the same time we lost our most valuable resource – space and identity. In videos and photos, perfectly imperfect, Franci Marinković from the restaurant Pusa shared his story. Apart from top-quality dishes with wild herbs, he always enchants his guests with a good song. Meri Bodlović and her husband have been engaged in organic farming, olive growing and viticulture on their family farm for ten years. Breeding, production and catering were excellently connected by Mirjan and mother Irena, and their specialty, Cheese in sugar, of goat’s milk can be tasted in their tavern Dišpet. Nikica Bodlović from the family farm of the same name talks about olives and the family olive grove, proud of 250 olive trees and golden drops of extra virgin olive oil. Professional fisherman Pravdan Katić shared his 15-year-old fishing enthusiasm with us, and as Boljani used to invite tourists, Pjerin Jugović sang to us, to the sounds of his favorite guitar.  We were constantly running away from ourselves and wanted to be copies of others, striving for standardization. We must ask ourselves the question: Who are we and what are we? What do we sell as our tourism product? For whom? A lot of time has passed from the war until today, and we have unfortunately figuratively, looking at all our tourism, stopped greeting our guests with sincere kindness and singing songs to them with pride, not because we have to, in the context of some theater play or animation, but because we what we are. Because it is our way and culture of living. The video is part of the new campaign of the Tourist Board of Bol – Our pain stories, which consists of six short video stories, real and living human stories, not actors, in which Bolke and Boljani invite their guests to Bol. Let’s be what we are – that’s what tourists want to know and experience And precisely because of this, this new one pain story gives hope and a guide on how to start over. Let’s turn to ourselves, let’s turn to man. Because it is man who makes tourism alive. Tourism is not an end in itself if it does not directly raise the quality of life of the local population and the local economy – it is a lesson we have, I hope, learned. I hope we have learned a lesson, how tourism is not an end in itself, if it does not directly raise the quality of life of the local population and the local economy.center_img Let us be what we are – it must be our main tourist product. Well done for Bol and Bol stories. It is this fish, wine, vegetables, meat, olive oil, cheese – it’s a luxury. This is what tourists want to see, taste and experience. This is how everyone lives from tourism, quality and sustainable, this is how tourist spending goes down to the local economy. Don’t be too smart, let’s just look at our neighbors in Tuscany and Austria as well Proof of concept. Let’s be like Pjerin, let’s be like Nikica and Pravdan, let’s be like Mirjan, Mary and Franci. Let’s be what we are – Croats. It must be our main tourist product. “The emphasis of the project is on the involvement of the local community and its authenticity, that is, we believe that the locals who live for their small town can best present what they offer and what they live for. In addition, in this way they do not remain “anonymous” but we want when tourists come to remember that it is the caterer with super risotto or the woman who offers organic products”Marinkovic points out and adds that communication on social networks will be accompanied by extensions depending on the thematic posts – symBOLoftradition, symBOLoffamily, symBOLof localfood, symBOLofhistory. The campaign is not just this video, it is just the beginning of the story – the Bol story This is just the beginning of the story of the Tourist Board of Bol, which in the coming months will spread positive local experiences and represent its locals on social media, IG and FB profile. You can find out which organic vegetables you can try in Bol on Brač, where to find home-made goat products, in which restaurant to enjoy a local dish with wild herbs, from which fishermen try fresh freshly caught fish, whose melodious guitar you can dream of and where to find extra virgin olive oil. in a new project of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Bol entitled: Our pain stories. For the story to be true and complete, we really have to live our culture and way of life, not pretend to be tourists. We must be proud. Tourists must not be just a number, just a room – but a person with a name and surname. The motive of travel is precisely the new way and culture of living, and that is why authenticity is the very essence of tourism. This global diversity is the main fuel for travel, it creates uniqueness and all the charms of tourism. “The aim of this project is to involve the local population and their active participation in the promotion of their place. It is important that visitors meet the people who care for them. I think that’s a winning formula, because who better to tell our stories than them right? In this way, Bolka and Boljani were given the opportunity to actively participate with their proposals and engagement in the joint promotion of our Bol.. ” said the director of the Tourist Board of Bol, Markito Marinkovic, and gave the right and only formula or definition of tourism. It is not a shame to admit a mistake. Rather, we must admit that we were wrong and be aware of it. This is the first step, to become aware and only in this way can we start from scratch to build the foundations of our tourism through sustainable, responsible and strategic development. Under the prism of satisfying tourists, we have forgotten the tradition. We have lost ourselves, we have lost our soul. We lost our city, our destinations. Instead of producing vegetables and food from our field, we imported. Instead of catching our fish, we offered frozen squid from Patagonia. Instead of homemade and organic olive oil, honey, wine, natural juices, souvenirs – we pretended to be Chinese. For the end, figuratively, but true, instead of singing our songs, we sang and acted Mexican Mariachi. In order to emphasize the togetherness, support and importance of local residents, in whose DNA tourism is inscribed, the Tourist Board gathered local people living for and from their country or sea, to send to their guests, but also to all future visitors to this picturesque place in the south. of the island of Brač, a simple message – See you in Bol! Perfectly imperfect “I’m Pierre. With this song we greeted our first guests after the war”Begins his monologue Pjerin Jugović, a proud resident of Bol on Brač, playing a song on the guitar with which they welcomed their guests with joy and kindness long ago. At the end of the video, Mr. Pierre invites everyone to come to Bol. Bravo Bol. This is the kind of tourism we have to build.last_img read more

Gov’t troops, Reds clash in remote Negros village

first_imgBACOLOD City – Two soldiers were wounded in afirefight with suspected New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Sicaba, BarangayGawahon, Victorias City, Negros Occidental. The clash transpired around 8:30 a.m. onFriday – the same day that President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare thecountry under martial law if atrocities like this continue.  * Two handheld radios with accessories A 30-minute gunfight ensued before therebels backed away as bloodstains were seen in their escape route. The clashleft two soldiers from the 79th Infantry Battalion wounded.  * Four jungle packs and personal belongings,assorted medicines, eight pieces blankets, three rain boots and subversivedocuments. * One bandolier with five magazines for AK47, Pasaporte once again lambasted the NPA’slatest atrocity for their deliberate efforts to sabotage government activitiessuch as disseminating health information to prevent the spread of COVID-19 incommunities. * One binocular, “We are on top of the situation. There will beno letup on our operation against the NPAs and at the same time we willcontinue supporting local government units in addressing health concernsbrought about by COVID-19,” said Pasaporte./PNcenter_img * Two cellular phones, * One bandolier with two M16 magazines loadedammunitions * One compass, There were no immediate details yet oncasualties from among the rebels.  * Two improvised explosive devices Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of thePhilippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, said soldiers and policemen werespreading information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic inSitio Sicaba when they crossed paths with gunmen believed to be from the NPA. The items recovered by the troops during theirclearing operation were as follows: last_img read more

Ripley County crash injures two

first_imgRipley County, In. — A Saturday crash injured two people at the intersection of U.S. 50 and County Road 175 W in Ripley County.A report from the sheriff’s department says a vehicle driven by Larissa Garret, 48, of Versailles, was waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 175 W when a car driven by John Thornton, 77, of Versailles, attempted to go around on the south side of the road. Another vehicle driven by Joseph Daniel, 60, of Spencer, swerved into the westbound lane to avoid Thornton. An eastbound vehicle driven by Julia Hildreth, 59, of Crothersville, swerved to avoid Daniel and struck Thornton in the ditch.Hildreth and her passenger, Jessica Stroud, 35, of Crothersville were taken to Margaret Mary Health for treatment.last_img read more

Sr. Sandra Schweitzer O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Sandra Schweitzer, formerly Sr. Mary de Paul, age 76 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana.  Born May 19, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Doris (Bruening) and Vincent Schweitzer.  She was the second of three children.At the age of six, her father died during World War II.  Widowed at age 32, Sr. Sandra’s mother worked hard to provide for her family as single parent.  Growing up in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, they would later move to the Monfort Heights neighborhood, where she would attend Our Lady of Angels High School and meet the Franciscan Sisters.  She entered religious life hoping to use her skills as an artist.  Making her final vows in 1966, she would earn a bachelor’s degree in art from Marian University, a master’s degree in art from Temple University and a liturgical design consultant certification from the Catholic Theological Union.  Later she completed additional coursework in studio art at the University of Notre Dame and in liturgy and liturgical art at St. John’s University.Sr. Sandra taught at St. Mary’s Academy and at Marian University in Indianapolis, where she was chairwomen of the art department.  Eventually she would accept the position of director of liturgical art for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in addition to being an artist and liturgical design consultant at Studio Tau in Indianapolis.Her paintings have been exhibited across Indiana and the east coast, her graphic artwork has been featured in numerous publications and she has written several articles on liturgy art.  Some of her greatest achievements, however, are her endeavors in liturgical design as she has collaborated in new architectural design and renovations in over 60 churches and chapels throughout the United States.  The focus of her work has been on visual access to the divine, whether it is in paintings or where people gather to pray.In reflecting on her life as a Franciscan, Sr. Sandra once commented, “I recall the story of St. Francis of Assisi who heard the call “rebuild my Church” and then took to rebuilding churches, stone by stone.  I do that now, as he did, only in the technical age which puts much of the rebuilding in the hands of architects and artists.  Through blueprints and graph paper, committees and documents, I help to put the stones in place which form the environment in which people of God meet Him and one another in prayer.”Sr. Sandra is survived by her sister Mary Schweitzer and brother Michael Schweitzer.  She is preceded in death by her parents.  Visitation is Tuesday, May 14th from 1 -3 p.m. at the convent chapel. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Farrell officiating and burial will follow in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (  For online condolences got read more

Burke settles for bonus point

first_imgLeicester assistant coach Paul Burke was pleased to leave Ravenhill with a losing bonus point after Owen Williams kicked a late penalty in the 22-16 defeat to Ulster. “We know what Paddy is capable of and as a team we have all the confidence in the world in the guy, he is only human and you don’t put A-grade performances in week in week out,” Anscombe said. “He started the season a little slow but he is hitting his straps at the right time, he is 22 and he is growing into a very good fly half. “He was good, we played at the right end he kicks his goals only missed one, we played at the right end of the park and we left a few tries out there, we created some good opportunities but we’re not having the luck but we have to keep positive and keep playing rugby and we know those opportunities will stick sooner or later. “They might be happy with a point but our objective was to get four points and we achieved that, each week and each game we play that is our objective and if we stick to doing that we’ll come through. “We’re happy with the four and there is only six games and you have to win your home games to be there at the end of the day and we have won our first one, we’ll enjoy that and then we’ll start to think about our trip to France next Saturday.” “Any point at Ravenhill we’re really pleased with, to come to Ravenhill it is a difficult to play, previous years have proven if you don’t win your away games you need to pick up a bonus and we did that,” Burke said. “It is probably what we deserved out of the game after going nine points, the resolve and the character we showed to get ourselves back and for Owen to kick that penalty to get us that bonus point was an outstanding effort from everyone.” Burke was disappointed that Leicester could not turn their scrum dominance into points in the first half. “That was an area that we really tried to target and we probably didn’t get enough field position at times to exert that pressure, Ulster are quality side and they have some big men in their pack,” he added. “I thought at the scrum we had dominance early on then it tended to level itself out and now we’ll look ahead to Treviso next week and take the positives out of this game. “We targeted the start and knew it was really important to get a good start because we know how loud the local support can be. “We targeted the first 15 to 20 minutes and I was really pleased with the start and our first 40 minutes and I don’t believe going in three points down was a really reflection of the first half.” Ulster coach Anscombe was delighted to kick off the Heineken Cup with a victory over the Aviva Premiership champions and praised Irish half Jackson, who kicked 17 points. Five penalties and a conversion from the in-form Paddy Jackson, alongside a first-half try from Tommy Bowe – a score which was also created by Jackson – sent Mark Anscombe’s men on their way to victory. The Tigers scored a first-half try through Logovii Mulipola, while Toby Flood nailed two penalties and a conversion before replacement Williams kicked a late penalty to earn Leicester their first ever point from Heineken Cup rugby in Belfast. Press Associationlast_img read more

Forster blow for Southampton

first_img Press Association England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on a knee injury, Southampton announced on Wednesday evening. Southampton confirmed on the club’s official website: ” Forster will be ruled out for the rest of the season. A long-term prediction of when he will return will be made in due course.” Forster, who joined Southampton from Celtic for £10million last August, had been replaced in the England squad for the upcoming internationals by Robert Green of QPR. Southampton’s medical staff are confident the goalkeeper, who had been in good form, can make a full recovery in time. The club’s executive director of football Les Reed said: “Fraser is an outstanding goalkeeper and has been a huge part of our success this season. While this is a challenging situation, we look forward to him returning to action as soon as he is fully fit. “I am sure he will go on to make a significant number of appearances for Southampton and for England, and will get the best support available to help him recover to do so. “No one will be any sadder than Kelvin Davis, who did an outstanding job replacing Fraser in such circumstances. Nobody could be better to step into the fray in terms of experience and ability. “Kelvin is a big-game player, who will be ably supported by Paulo Gazzaniga and Cody Cropper. I am sure the team will now be even more motivated to ensure we stay miserly in front of our goal and ruthless at the other end.” Southampton are in sixth place and will resume their quest for European qualification after the international break at Everton on April 4. center_img The 27-year-old was taken off on a stretcher during Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Burnley at St Mary’s Stadium following an awkward fall after colliding with Sam Vokes. Scans showed damage to the player’s left patellar tendon, with the usual time-frame for recovery from this type of injury between nine months and a year. last_img read more