first_img× WE HAVE A DREAM — The children in Ms. Klimansky and Mrs. Geis’ kindergarten class at Midtown Community School are keeping Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s dream alive by spreading the message of equality and love.last_img

No spectators for IndyCar, NASCAR races on Fourth of July weekend at IMS

first_img WhatsApp By Network Indiana – June 5, 2020 0 301 No spectators for IndyCar, NASCAR races on Fourth of July weekend at IMS Twitter Facebook Facebook Pinterest (“Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, IN” by Josh Hallett, Creative Commons) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The IndyCar and NASCAR races on Fourth of July Weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be run without spectators.The Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement Thursday morning, saying they made the decision after discussions with local and state leaders.“While we certainly worked diligently to run our events with spectators, we reached a point where we needed to make a final decision because the race weekend is less than a month away,” said Mark Miles, Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO. “Today, it’s not possible to be confident that Indianapolis will be at Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan by Fourth of July weekend.”Mark Jaynes, from the IndyCar Radio Network, says it is disappointing that fans will not be in attendance.“Because of the passion and enthusiasm that fans have, and bring to the track,” he said. “I think it will be surreal for all of us who have a part in calling it.”Jaynes adds that every decision, and all the changes, that Penske Entertainment and IMS have made throughout the pandemic, have been proactive.“I think they’ve done so fully and totally with the direction and input of state, local, and federal health officials,” he said. “They haven’t just freelanced these decisions. They’ve made these decisions based on the facts that are shared with them by the experts.”IndyCar’s GMR Grand Prix and the NASCAR XFinity Series race will both be on Saturday, July 4, on the IMS Road Course. NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 — which will be renamed the “Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at the Brickyard” — is Sunday, July 5, on the oval. IMS says they are renaming the race in recognition of the vodka company’s efforts to make hand sanitizer for the public.IMS also announced that the BC39 dirt track race scheduled for that week, and the Florida Georgia Line country concert have been canceled.In the release, the track says they are looking forward to hosting fans for the Indianapolis 500 in August. Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaNewsSports Twitter Previous articleIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on the state of race relationsNext articleReps. Walorski, Banks propose Grissom Air Force Base as future Space Command HQ Network Indiana Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Press release: Partnership push to raise awareness of flood risk

first_img The Living With Water Partnership is doing great work, which is building on the hard work done by Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency in reducing flood risk over the last ten years. The Living With Water partners are investing more than £200 million on flood risk reduction work in Hull and East Riding. This is one of the largest capital investments in the country. We are already helping renew ageing defences, replacing pumps, constructing flood defences, adopting natural flood management techniques and creating new flood storage areas. With Hull & Haltemprice being the second most flood prone place in the UK outside of the Thames Estuary, the partnership also aims to raise awareness of this risks and offer advice on self-help measures, such as through installing property flood resilience in homes and signing up to flood warnings and creating a flood plan. Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: The Living with Water site launched today on World Water Day, the United Nations-led campaign designed to tackle the global water crisis.The Living with Water partnership – made up of Hull City Council, East Riding Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water – was set up last year after the four bodies established a strong working relationship following the devastating floods of 2007.Its website, livingwithwater.co.uk, will let residents know how residents can get involved in water resilience and prevent against flooding.The partnership made a successful bid to be part of the City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF) project, along with Miami, Mexico, Amman and Cape Town.Lee Pitcher, Living with Water general manager, said: Neil Longden, Environment Agency flood risk manager for Yorkshire North and East, said:center_img Huge steps have been taken in various engineering solutions across the region, but now is our time to engage the region to make a change. This website highlights how everyone can get involved with our projects to make a change. We will bring your news on the various schemes across the area, events you can get involved with and ways in which you can protect your homes and businesses against flooding. Hull’s historic relationship with water is a unique one. The city developed around water as a trading port, establishing our position as Yorkshire’s only maritime city. However, in 2007 and 2013, the city experienced a substantial amount of flooding across the city. As a result of this, we developed a dedicated flood risk team, and their work has been absolutely instrumental in understanding the risks posed to Hull. Preparation is critical for our city, and the team working across the Living with Water partnership have brought together a wealth of expertise to the forefront of climate change discussions that will not only help to shape our plans for future developments, but also impact the city’s position in terms of a becoming a resilient economic driver for the region.last_img read more

Scotch Pie judges taste record number at awards

first_imgThe winners of the Scotch Pie Awards will be announced next January – after judges tasted nearly 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries at the finals this week.More than 100 butchers and bakers entered the annual competition and former Dunfermline Athletic football manager and Provost of Fife Jim Leishman was chosen to judge the new football pie category.Leishman said: “As a football professional, I was delighted that the new category of best football pie in Scotland was added this year and I was flattered to be able to get involved. The standard of entries was incredible and the judges were hard pressed to pick a winner. But I am well aware of the role the football pie plays in fan’s enjoyment of a match so to be able to help judge which pie is the best in the land is a huge honour.”Head judge Robert Ross said: “The competition, which has run for 14 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products.  Recognising the “great and the good” in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry. With more entries than ever before and the bar set incredibly high, we had a hard job on our hands but we are confident we have made the right decision.The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders, sponsored by Bako Northern and Scotland and the winners will be announced on 9th January at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.last_img read more

MPSA awards Daniel Carpenter

first_imgThe Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) has named Daniel Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government, the winner of the 2011 Herbert Simon Award for his career scientific contributions to the study of public administration.  As part of his award, Carpenter will present the Simon Lecture on April 2 during the 69th Annual MPSA Conference in Chicago.last_img

Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for C’mon Get Happy Workshop

first_img View Comments The cast will also include Heather Ayers, Molly Hager, Mykal Kilgore, Telly Leung, Tommy McDowell, Ashley Moniz, Jake Odmark, Sabrina Sloan, Joey Sorge, Wesley Taylor, Daniel Torres and Adrienne Warren. Broadway.com has confirmed that Great White Way faves Aaron Tveit (Catch Me if You Can), Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You) and Christopher Sieber (Matilda) have been tapped for a workshop of C’mon Get Happy. Troy Britton Johnson’s new show will have an industry only reading on October 10 directed by Jerry Mitchell.center_img C’mon Get Happy is a modern day story about a group of young people in search of themselves, who wind up following a charismatic cult leader who happens to worship all things Partridge Family.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Holliday & More

first_imgBetsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms, Cynthia Erivo, Veronica Dunne, Mark Ballas, Jennifer Holliday & Daveed Diggs(Photos: Caitlin McNaney, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Joan Marcus) Jellicle Cats Are Probably Messy BakersEven if they’re getting screamed at by some Broadway New Jerseyans, the cats of Cats know how to party: with lots and lots of…flour. At a recent Broadway.com photo shoot, the assortment of Jellicles made a beautiful mess using flour for some nifty effects. Such culinary talents would be great on Broadway Nosh, but we suspect it’s hard to cook with paws. Mark Ballas Loves to Scream at CatsWhat’s a Jersey Boy to do between shows on Saturday? Yelling at a bunch of Jellicles sounds reasonable. In his premiere Jersey Boys vlog episode, Mark Ballas showed viewers a weekly tradition: yelling across the street to the cast of Cats every Saturday at five. The guys at the August Wilson may be able to walk like a man, but are they cock of the walk when they’re walking alone? Veronica Dunne’s Showers Are AwakeningEveryone has their go-to shower song, but Veronica Dunne has her go-to shower show. The Chicago fresh face admitted to singing Spring Awakening when showering, and by singing Spring Awakening, we mean singing through the entire show. Good for you, Veronica, but readers, maybe don’t try this unless heat/hot water is included in your rent and your roommates enjoy cold showers. Wanna Sing Dreamgirls? Holliday’s Got Tips Jennifer Holliday knows how to serve face when singing—particularly during “And I Am Telling You.” Evidently, some people aren’t fans of the expressions she makes, but the new Color Purple star explains that they’re necessary to get through that song and role, and if you turn on American Idol, you’ll see singers making those exact faces. Let’s just say she is telling you: those mouth shapes are not going. Miss Celie Also Makes PantsuitsLook—we said look—are you looking? Look who’s wearing the pantsuit now! The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo rocked this sequined getup while belting out in support of Hillary Clinton. A power pantsuit is totally appropriate attire for such an occasion. She’s beautiful—yes, she’s beautiful—and…she’s…with her! Betsy & Tracie Are Their Own MomsThe whole “I’m turning into my mother” trope hits close to home over at Falsettos. Betsy Wolfe and Tracie Thoms, who play Cordelia and Charlotte in the revival, revealed they both look just like their respective moms once in their ’80s getups for the show. They also discussed their limited knowledge of social media (wait, wasn’t Thoms on Catfish?), and we have to admit, that seems like a pretty cliche mom trait. Happy Friday, and happy Aaron Tveit day! Yes, it’s true: Every day feels like Aaron Tveit day at Broadway.com HQ, but we hope you’re wearing your ceremonial salmon shorts and shower-singing “The Thong Song” in honor of his birthday. Despite the national holiday, it was still a busy week on the Great White Way, from a screaming match between streetlamp crooners and alley cats to the ultimate power pantsuit. Catch up on all you may have missed over the past seven days with the Lessons of the Week! Beanie Feldstein Is Not Bette’s CodenameBeanie Feldstein will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Bette Midler will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Despite what Kate Baldwin might tell you, Beanie Feldstein is not Bette Midler. Baldwin initially suspected the former was an alias for the latter in a cast email. Clearly, if wasn’t. Good theory, Kate, but let’s leave the case-solving to Jessica Fletcher. Chekhov Is Key to Understanding TrumpThere’s only one person who can make sense of this election cycle: Anton Chekhov. (Fine, and Laura Benanti.) At The Cherry Orchard’s opening, we had the stars determine whether quotes were from the Russian playwright or the presidential nominee (who definitely has no ties to Russia). The one true winner was Diane Lane, who asserted: “No D.T. time on Diane time.” Words to live by. The Noodle Family Has Five TonysWant to be in the Noodle clan? Great, just make sure you have a Tony first. Daveed Diggs is joining the wacky family on Sesame Street next season, joining fellow Tony winners Bill Irwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Sarah Jones and the late Michael Jeter. It’s the most prestigious theater family since the Barrymores, the Redgraves… the Keenan-Bolgers? Leslie Kritzer Found Her Taco TruckRemember when we were trying to find Leslie Kritzer a taco truck for some mysterious project? Well, she found one, gave it to her “Jew-Rican” counterpart Riff-Tina, resulting in a music video containing riffing Clinton supporters, dragged out Trump followers and—yes—the aforementioned taco truck. We’re glad you found what you needed, Kritz! Now, about that three-dozen taco commission… View Commentslast_img read more

Wind, solar and battery storage linked in first-of-a-kind Oregon project

first_imgWind, solar and battery storage linked in first-of-a-kind Oregon project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Electrek:A new energy facility in eastern Oregon will be the first of its kind in the U.S., combining wind power, solar power, and battery storage on a large-scale.Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy Resources announced plans for the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility today. The new facility will combine 300 megawatts of wind generation, 50 MW of solar generation, and 30 MW/120 MWh of battery storage.NextEra plans to break ground this year. The wind component of the facility, powered by 120 turbines, is expected to be fully completed by December 2020. Construction of the solar and battery components is set for 2021.The Wheatridge facility marks a first for the country, but it will also top a number of lists in Oregon. It will be both the largest solar farm and largest battery storage facility in the state. It will also be one of the largest battery storage facilities in the U.S.PGE will own 100 MW of the wind project, while a NextEra subsidiary will own the rest of the project, selling its output to PGE under 30-year power purchase agreements. PGE expects to invest $160 million in the project. The announcement notes all parts of the project will qualify for federal tax credits.More: Oregon to get groundbreaking large-scale wind/solar/storage facilitylast_img read more

Forever 21 confirms payment card breach caused by POS malware, misuse

first_imgFashion retailer Forever 21 confirmed investigation details of a 2017 breach involving unauthorized payment card data access at an undisclosed number of its stores due malfunctioning encryptions on POS devices.The payment card security incident, first reported on November 14, 2017, centers on Forever 21’s payment processing system and its encryption technology.After receiving a report from a third party in mid-October 2017 suggesting there may have been unauthorized access to payment card data at certain Forever 21 stores, the Los Angeles-based retail chain said it immediately began an investigation. “We hired leading payment technology and security firms to assist,” Forever 21 said in a statement. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

China blows up dam in eastern province to ease flood risk

first_imgIn Anhui, a dam on the Chu river was demolished Sunday as water levels inched close to historic highs.Local authorities said the action was taken to ensure the safety of people living nearby.”Affected by continuous downpours and upstream flows, the water level of the Chu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, has moved from a slow rise to a sharp one,” local media said Monday.The blasting of the dam was expected to reduce the level of the Chu River by around 70 centimeters, reported the state-run Global Times. Chinese media said the released water was being channeled into two downstream storage ponds.A total of 35 rivers and lakes in Anhui saw high water marks exceed warning levels by Saturday noon — including the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers — reported the official Xinhua news agency.Over the weekend the Three Gorges Dam also opened three floodgates after the water rose more than 15 meters above flood level.Last week soldiers erected sandbag flood barriers in a city near China’s largest freshwater lake after the heaviest rainfall in nearly six decades drenched the Yangtze River basin. Chinese authorities blew up part of a dam in eastern Anhui province to relieve flood pressure, local media reported, as heavy rains continue to swell rivers across parts of the country.Rising waters across central and eastern China have left over 140 people dead or missing, and floods have affected almost 24 million since the start of July, according to the ministry of emergency managementAuthorities have adopted measures such as diverting water into back-up reservoirs to keep levels manageable as major rivers and lakes hit record highs.center_img Topics :last_img read more