Batesville Parks Department seeks ‘Friends of Brum-Woods’

first_imgBatesville, In. — The City of Batesville Parks Department is seeking volunteers who are interested in joining the community group known as “Friends of Brum Woods”.The group provides assistance to the Parks Department who oversees the eighty-acre park that contains five trails. With only two full-time employees who have vast job duties, the department relies on passionate volunteers for certain aspects of Brum Woods.“The main purpose of these volunteers is not the labor maintaining the trails, instead giving their input, concerns, and working together to continually improve our trail system,” said Parks Director Mike Baumer.Volunteer opportunities range from monitoring the trails for potential hazards and working with the Parks Department to improve the trail system for the increasing number of users.“Brum Woods was established more than two decades ago and it has been the awesome volunteers who have poured countless hours of time into making this a true gem for our city,” Baumer remarked. “We want to build on that work with some new folks who are just as interested in keeping Brum Woods enjoyable for years to come.”Learn more about how you can volunteer by contacting the Parks Department at (812) 212-0603 or (812) 934-4560. Or email Baumer at [email protected]“This volunteer opportunity will be a great help to the city and can be as much or as little time as you want to make it,” Baumer added.“The goal is to maintain, improve and continue to enjoy these trails as Lena Brum intended when she graciously donated the 80 acres to the city many years ago, and made possible by all the volunteers in the past,” Baumer said.last_img read more

No-Till field day Sept. 2

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soil health and water quality will be two focal points of the 2015 Ohio No-till Field Day on Sept. 2.The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dan Batdorf farm, 9291 Rt. 48 (North), Covington, in western Miami County, and will feature a variety of exhibitors and speakers on a wide range of no-till topics.Attending the field day will be Jason Weller, chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington, D.C., who will speak briefly about his agency’s emphasis on soil health and plans to attend the event all day.Among the presentations will be “Microbes at Work” by David Lamm, USDA-NRCS, Greensboro, N.C., who will focus on an examination of the below-ground benefits of cover crops, including how microbes can improve soil quality.“No-till and cover crops can help emulate the ecosystem functions of natural prairies,” Lamm said. “Prairies and prairie soils flourished with a diversity of plants, a minimum amount of disturbance, and living roots that grew throughout most of the year.”No one species of cover crop can deliver all the advantages multiple cover crops deliver in combination, he said.“Some fix nitrogen, some are very good at scavenging leftover nitrogen in the soil, some have deep roots that extend benefits deeper into the soil profile, and still others help control specific weeds or attract beneficial insects,” Lamm said.Also presenting will be Kevin King, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, and Glen Arnold, Ohio State University Extension field specialist, who will discuss “Water Quality and Manure Application.” OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Arnold will describe how to use a drag hose to inject manure between cornrows up to the V3 growth stage in order to extend the spring manure application timeframe.“Commercial applicators are typically shut down from late April, when corn planting starts, until after wheat harvest in July,” Arnold said. “This system can add about a month after corn is planted in a field to apply liquid manure. Injecting it is better for water quality than spreading on the surface.”Also during the event:* Don Reicosky, USDA-ARS, Morris, Minnesota (retired), will speak on “No-Till, Cover Crops and Carbon: Perfect Trio for Soil Health.”* Gypsoil, one of the event’s sponsors, will demonstrate how to haul, load and spread gypsum.* David Brandt, a no-till farmer, will show how to establish cover crops.* Lamm will speak with Rafiq Islam, soil scientist with the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, on the below-ground benefits of cover crops.* There will also be demonstrations of planter and drill setup and soil pit observations of rooting, earthworms and soil structure.The full agenda, registration information and other details are available online by Aug. 20 is $40 payable to Ohio No-till Council at Miami SWCD, 1330 N. County Road 25A, Suite C, Troy, Ohio, 45373. On-site registration of $65 is also available.The event is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council with support from the All-Ohio Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Service, OSU Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, NRCS-USDA, SWCDs in Miami and Darke counties, Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio Corn Marketing Board and the Ohio Soybean Council.last_img read more

I am not married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, says Rani Mukerji

first_imgBollywood actor Rani Mukerji, who has rubbished rumours that she is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, says she has left her marriage destiny to god. “My name has been linked with several people, but upar waala (god) will decide who will become my life partner,” Rani said in reply to queries in Rajat Sharma’s show Aap Ki Adalat, aired on India TV.Mukerji, whose latest film Aiyyaa released Friday, reacted strongly to media reports about her secret marriage to Aditya, elder son of acclaimed filmmaker Yash Chopra.”The media can’t even decide which year the wedding took place. Was it 2007, or 2009, or 2012? Let them (media) make up their mind first.””I am fortunate that the people of this country consider me as their daughter and they are worried about my marriage. But birth, death and marriage are in the hands of ‘upar waala’ and what is ordained, shall happen,” said the actress, who sported a rudraksha string on her left wrist.”As far as my marriage with Aditya is concerned, I can only say, Main toh abhi kunwaari hoon (I am still unmarried),” she added.last_img read more

New Mercedes GLK spied; to be released in 2015

first_imgExpected 2015 Mercedes GLKGerman luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz’s second-generation GLK Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) has been spied on international roads. The SUV is expected to make its debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. It has been developed as part of a joint engineering programme with the fourth-generation C-class  and shares crucial elements of the car’s platform, drivelines and technical features.Codenamed as X253, the second generation Mercedes GLK aims to provide stiff competition to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the upcoming Land Rover Discovery Sport.The new GLK’s modular platform, first used on the international C-Class, provides scope for production of both left and right-hand-drive variants due to a newly engineered driveshaft arrangement for the front wheels that preserves right-hand footwell space.A senior Mercedes official was quoted as saying, “With the adoption of the new platform, we will be able to offer both formats. The second-generation model will be a central pillar in our plans to increase worldwide sales, particularly in right-hand-drive markets that have so far been denied to the GLK.”Stylistically, the latest GLK is radically different from its predecessor. Instead of square-edged military vehicle-inspired lines on the first generation, the SUV will now have a more expressive exterior design with more heavily raked screen angles, bringing it closer to the C-Class.Sleeker styling can be seen in the five-seat cabin as well. On the inside, you will be greeted by a swoopy dashboard with a free-standing multimedia monitor. Its steering wheel, instruments, switchgear, trim and seats are all as per the latest Mercedes design. With a longer wheelbase and wider tracks, Mercedes claims that the second-generation GLK offers greater interior accommodation than its predecessor, though there are no plans for a third row of seats. In addition, boot capacity is also said to have increased. advertisementMercedes GLK will be sold with a range of longitudinally mounted in-line, 4-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines, brought over from the new C-class range. The turbocharged petrol and diesel engines will come with either a standard 7 or 9-speed automatic gearbox. Apart from this, buyers will also be offered a choice between rear and four-wheel drive, depending on the chosen engine. The GLK will reportedly be rebadged as GLC as part of a new nomenclature system, to reportedly position the GLK as the C-class of the Merc SUV line-up.last_img read more

Video: Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams Continues Rehab With Underwater Agility Drills

first_imgJonathan Williams doing rehab underwater.Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.last_img

CLdN Takes Delivery of Its First NextGeneration RoRo

first_imgzoom Luxembourg-based short sea specialist CLdN RoRo has taken delivery of its first newbuilding vessel from the next generation of super RoRos, the MV CELINE.Originally code named the G9, the 234-meter-long ship will add 8.000 lane meters to the CLdN network, according to the company.Following a debut voyage from the South Korea’s Hyundai Shipyard, where it was constructed, MV CELINE arrived at its home ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam on October 25, according to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic.The new ship will operate on a rotational schedule, including both ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam; Dublin, Ireland and London/Killingholme, UK.“We are delighted to be able to welcome the eagerly anticipated arrival of the first of 12 vessels of our previously announced fleet enhancement strategy,” a spokesperson for CLdN said.“With the CELINE’s green credentials, including being LNG ready and offering unparalleled flexibility, we envisage CLdN is poised to commence delivery of their ambitions,” the spokesperson added.The second 8,000 lane meter vessel under the order is sceduled to join its owner this year.In September 2015, CLdN Ro-Ro unveiled its expansion program, looking to order up to 12 new vessels, of which six have been confirmed until now.In March 2016, the firm ordered two RoRo vessels from Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik, with an option for further four. Two additional 5,400 lane meter vessels were ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), with options for a further four of the same class, in February 2017.CLdN operates 24 RoRo vessels, offering sailings between the ports of Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, London, Killingholme, Dublin, Gothenburg, Esbjerg, Hirtshals, Santander and Porto.last_img read more

Trump budget will seek funds for border wall Space Force

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said Friday. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe official said the president’s plan promises to balance the budget in 15 years. Trump will seek USD 750 billion for defense, a boost for the military, while cutting non-defense discretionary spending by 5 per cent, said the official, who was unauthorized to discuss the document ahead of its release and spoke on condition of anonymity. Budgets are mainly seen as blueprints for White House priorities. But they are often panned on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers craft the appropriation bills that eventually fund the government, if the president signs them into law. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangTrump’s budget for the 2020 fiscal year will increase requests for some agencies while reducing others to reflect those priorities. Reductions are proposed, for example, for the Environmental Protection Agency. The official said Congress has ignored the president’s spending cuts for too long. The federal budget is bloated with wasteful spending, the official said, and the administration remains committed to balancing the budget. The cuts being requested by the White House would hit discretionary spending as well as some mandatory safety net programs, which Trump has proposed in the past. Many Republicans are often eager to reduce government spending, but Congress has had trouble passing bills that seriously slash the safety net programs used by many Americans. Budgets often rely on various accounting measures to achieve desired results. This one, for example, counts USD 546 billion in defense money as a base, but another USD 174 billion in another account to keep within caps. And while the budget will suggest it balances in future years, it is also expected to rely on projections for continued economic growth from the tax cuts Trump signed into law in 2017. But there’s no guarantee that would cover the lost tax revenues. By proposing spending levels that don’t raise the budget caps, the president is courting a debate with Congress. Lawmakers from both parties have routinely agreed to raise spending caps established by a previous deal years ago to fund the government. Trump, though, has tried to resist those deals. He threatened to veto the last one reached in 2017 to prevent a shutdown. Late last year, a fight over border wall funds sparked the 35-day shutdown that spilled into this year and became the longest in history.last_img read more

Lenders invoke IBC norms to keep stressed assets in NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders will cite one day default clause under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to defend their action against erring promoters taken to insolvency under the now defunct February 12, 2018 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Sources said promoters of about half a dozen stressed power entities referred to National Company Law Tribunal have approached the bankruptcy court to quash insolvency proceedings against them as it has become non-maintainable following the Supreme Court order declaring the RBI circular ultra vires. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBut banker’s are confident that stressed assets referred to NCLT will continue to face bankruptcy proceedings as IBC clearly states such referral even if there is one day delay or default by any entity in meeting its loan commitments. “There is no question that stressed assets referred to NCLT will come out from there following the apex court’s ruling. These assets continue to remain stressed and lenders are sure that resolution under IBC framework would work best for all stakeholders,” said chairman and managing director of a leading state-owned financial institution asking not to be named. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”If need be, lenders would also file an affidavit with NCLT to continue the bankruptcy proceedings in the case of companies that faced such action over the earlier RBI circular,” he added. Five stressed power producers, including 3,600 MW KSK Mahanadi Power Co. Ltd., 1920 MW Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd., 600 MW Avantha Power (Jhabua), 1350 MW Rattan India Nashik Power Ltd. (formerly Indiabulls) and 1,350 MW Rattan India Power (Amravati project) are preparing to oppose insolvency proceedings as lenders filed petitions against them as per February 12 RBI circular. The projects owe about Rs 50,000 crore to banks. Lanco Amarkantak has sought time from the NCLT to submit documents that suggests that Axis Bank had initiated insolvency proceedings against it under the now-defunct RBI circular. KSK Mahanadi and Avantha Power have also cited the apex court order in earlier NCLT hearing. The other projects are also thinking of taking up the matter in the court. The February 12 RBI circular had also mandated resolution process by lenders even if there was one day delay in repayment by debtors. This stands annulled by Supreme Court. However, IBC gives powers to any creditor to take a company to NCLT even if there is one day delay in repayments and the outstanding amount is in excess of Rs 1 lakh. As this provision stands, lenders want to maintain bankruptcy proceedings against assets that remain in stress. In all about 70 cases with total bank exposure of about Rs 4 lakh crore was declared as stressful by the banks post the RBI circular. This included 34 stressed power projects worth 40,000 MW having total bank of close to Rs 1.8 lakh crore. Its not that institutions, including PFC did not try to resolve certain power projects, but none of the attempts remained successful. In the case of KSK Mahanadi, Adani Group showed interest but it soon withdrew from the race as lenders were divided on the level of hair cut and UP state regulator sought cut in tariff for the project. In case of an Rs 600 crore one time settlement scheme worked out for Lanco Amravati, the sole investor backed out from the race at the last minute. With relation to Avantha Power (Jhabua) an Rs 100 crore settlement for PFC got stalled after one of the operational creditors took the asset to NCLT.last_img read more

Heaving Down Rock Revitalization Project

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 3, 2017 – Providenciales – In an ongoing effort to inform the general public of the revitalization of Heaving Down Rock historic site, the National Trust wish to provide update at this point on the progress of the project.A panel has been posted at the site which provides a general outline of the revitalization project, listing the sponsors, Windward Development Company Ltd., and contractor, McIntosh Construction. The overall goal of the project is to provide security through the construction of a security booth and gate, restrooms, paved parking, landscaping, lighting and sheltered waiting area for ferry passengers.To date, the construction of the security building has been completed with restrooms and office space. A gazebo which provides shelter from the elements for passengers awaiting the arrival or departure of the ferry has also been erected.   Next phases to consist of preparation of paved parking, landscaping and sheet piling.The Trust realizes that Heaving Down Rock is a pivotal point connecting the family islands to Providenciales. It is an equally significant historic and cultural site which must be maintained and managed for wholesome use by the people of these islands. To this end the organization would like to appeal to the public to respect the significance of the site and partner with the Trust in keeping the maintenance and management costs at a minimum.For further information please contact 649-941-5710 or send an email to [email protected] Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more

Chula Vista residents win battle over new car wash

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 82 year old Judy Wilson has lived in her home in Chula Vista for 45 years, calling it her peaceful sanctuary.For years now there have been talks about building a car wash right beneath her home, 43 feet away from her back fence.It might look like an empty parking lot right now, but the plan calls for a 2,400 square foot building with an 85 foot long car wash tunnel. That includes 12 vacuum stations in the parking lot.“The noise coming out of that is like an airplane revving up at Lindbergh Field it is so loud” says Wilson.She’s concerned about the noise, the traffic and most importantly her health, because she’s toxic sensitive. There used to be a gas station here and she says it could have contaminated the soil beneath it.“When I get hit with something like that, it closes up my throat, I can barely breathe, I ache in every part of my body and I just can’t function right.”Neil Capin, the owner of the proposed car wash, says he’s gone above and beyond to address these concerns. He’s willing to install a sound wall up, add vegetation and landscaping to soften the noise, and even open an hour later every day.City leaders gave the car wash a stamp of approval but challenges and appeals quickly followed. Tonight Chula Vista City Council voted 4-1 against the car wash’s construction. January 22, 2019 Chula Vista residents win battle over new car wash , center_img Posted: January 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more