Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Sept. 22-25

first_img By Brooklyne Beatty – September 18, 2020 0 452 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNews Thursday, September 24, 2020 – St. Joseph County3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601 TAGSdistributionFood Bank of Northern IndianafreeLaPorte Countymarshall countymobile foodscheduleSt. Joseph Countystarke county Thursday, September 24, 2020 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Triton Jr./Sr. High School, 300 Triton Drive, Bourbon, IN 46504 Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Sept. 22-25 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Friday, September 25, 2020 – Starke County10 a.m. – Noon, CDTWHERE: Knox United Methodist Church, 210 S. Shield Street, Knox, IN 46534 Pinterest (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released its mobile food distribution schedule for the week of September 21.Fresh, perishable items will be distributed drive-thru style on a first come, first served basis.Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon CDTWHERE:  First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350 Twitter Previous articleRoadway safety encouraged during harvest seasonNext articleIndiana top state in nation for adoption Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Press release: Tree-mendous photographs help save our oaks

first_imgA hardback book, titled ‘Celebrating Our Oaks’ and foreworded by Dame Judi Dench, has also been launched today and is available to buy on the Woodland Trust website or in Kew Garden shops. It features all of the winners of the photography competition plus exclusive contributions from celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Jon Snow and Alan Titchmarsh.The proceeds from the sale of the book will be directed towards funding research and monitoring, via Action Oak, to help protect our oaks and ensure their place in the UK landscape for future generations.A touring exhibition of a selection of photographs from the competition, plus a number taken by a range of celebrities, will be launched at Wakehurst Place in late January. The exhibition will then tour around the UK to locations including the Yorkshire Arboretum, Westonbirt Arboretum, and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, throughout 2019. Please see the Action Oak website for dates and locations.Curtis McGlinchey, Manager of International Garden Photographer of the Year said: Head of Trees and Woodland Conservation at the National Trust, Ray Hawes said: Alan’s image epitomises the objective of the award and manages to depict both the majesty and vulnerability of the oak. Through use of sepia tones, mist, bright morning sun and a focus on one highlighted subject he successfully captures the juxtaposition of ancient natural strength and the fight for survival that UK oaks must now endure. ‘Oak Sunrise’ by professional photographer Alan Price has won a prize in the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition, run in partnership with Action Oak.Action Oak is a major campaign to protect the UK’s oak trees from threats including pests and diseases. It is a unique collaboration of partners including charities, government, landowners and research institutions, dedicated to protecting oak trees for future generations.The partnership has made good progress since its launch in May with priority areas for funding including research into the genetics of oak trees, the effects of climate change, drought on oaks, and pests and diseases.The winning image, which has been unveiled during The Tree Council’s National Tree Week, captures beautifully why oak trees are such an iconic species and why we must do all we can to protect them.Alan Price, winner of the Celebrating our Oaks’ photography category said: Defra Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner said:center_img I am delighted to announce the outcome of the very special ‘Celebrating our Oaks’ photography category and I would like to extend my congratulations to our worthy winner Alan Price for ‘Oak Sunrise’, a truly captivating image. All the pictures submitted serve as wonderful reminders about why Action Oak was established in the first place; to protect our country’s most iconic trees for future generations to be inspired by and enjoy. It was a misty winter morning when the first light of the sun illuminated the landscape, highlighting the bare and intricate form of this specimen oak tree. As an Action Oak partner, the National Trust is very pleased to support “Celebrating our Oaks” which will help raise the awareness of the importance of these much valued trees and the vital work of the partnership in ensuring their future.last_img read more

Unruh Institute makes diversity focus of panels

first_imgThe USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics works with a variety of student organizations to increase political engagement, and this semester the institute is unveiling a new set of programs geared toward student minorities having their voices heard.These programs include partnering with student-run organizations such as the Latina/o Student Assembly, Black Student Assembly and Asian Pacific American Student Assembly. Partnerships and outreach will not only give attention to people who live in the community outside of USC, but an opportunity for them to express issues that lie within minority communities.Erika Maldonado, the programs associate at Unruh, says the institute’s goal is to get a more diverse demographic of students involved in politics and Unruh programming.“We like to partner with different cultural assemblies on campus; we partner with them, but we also have a political spin on things,” Maldonado said. “This semester, we are working with the [Latina/o] Student Assembly, Black Student Assembly and APASA. One of the programs we are launching is diversity in politics, and it’s getting all types of people, not just politically inclined students, to be involved in politics.”Ali Bissonnette, deputy director of the Unruh Institute, said that the diversity program hopes to expand the amount of people involved with the Unruh Institute.“Our programming switched this semester,” Bissonnette said. “We used to work frequently with certain groups, and we always see the same faces. Now, our goal is to get all student organizations involved in politics. We don’t believe millennials not wanting to get involved in politics. We see so many young students wanting to help their community.”Unruh has also created the Civic Engagement Teaching Internship, which informs high school students about the process of getting involved with their community.“The Civic Engagement Teaching Internship is where we go out to our local community classrooms and talk to students asking them what they see in their community and how voting can actually help alleviate some of those issues,” Bissonnette said.  “What we see is both high school and college students  [who] want to volunteer and take part in making their community a better place.”Tania Mercado, the director of government affairs for Unruh, spoke about opportunities for young students to get involved in politics.“Every semester, we take a group of students up to Sacramento where they have the opportunity to talk to representatives, government staffs and journalists, which help students get involved in politics,” she said.Dan Schnur, Director of the Unruh Institute, says that the program is coming on the heels of a greater national trend of minority involvement in politics.“There is no question that we’ve seen a dramatic increase of students from the minority communities getting involved in government and politics,” Schnur said.last_img read more

Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Varme progress to second round of Korea Open

first_imgAdvertisement acrsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vssj6aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E68wjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) y0c8Would you ever consider trying this?😱c6iuzCan your students do this? 🌚ksj0w0pRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been a promising start for India in the ongoing Korea Open with both Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma progressing to the second round of the men’s singles competition on Wednesday. Srikanth, the sixth seed of the tournament beat Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong by a 21-18, 21-17 margin in a tie which lasted 37 minutes.Advertisement With this victory, the former world no.1, Srikanth will face Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the second round.Advertisement Sameer Verma also made it to the second round after his opponent Japanese Kazumasa Sakai gave a walk-over midway through the match with an injury, even though Verma was leading the game 11-8. In the second round Sameer will take on Kim Donghun of Korea who defeated another Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma, by a score of 21-13, 12-21, 13-21.However, there is no Indian participating in the women’s singles with the world number 9 Saina Nehwal, who made early exits in a number of tournaments recently, decided to skip the event. The Hyderabadi star is likely to feature at the Syed Modi International World Tour Super 300 in Lucknow next week.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more