DTSB and The City of South Bend offer temporary signs to businesses

first_img Facebook DTSB and The City of South Bend offer temporary signs to businesses Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (DTSB) Downtown businesses in South Bend can now get curbside pickup signs from The City and DTSB.The temporary signs indicate an easily identifiable 10-minute parking space for picking up items.Mayor Mueller says he hopes the signs “help downtown businesses in our new social distancing environment,” adding that it’s important to persevere together through these difficult times. Interested businesses can contact Amy Paul at DTSB. Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – April 10, 2020 0 351 Previous articleBenton Harbor plans a virtual meeting to discuss medical marijuana permitNext articleMichigan reports 205 new virus deaths, highest daily total Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Delay in census data could result in legislative special session

first_img Delay in census data could result in legislative special session Google+ Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCity of South Bend hiring new Director of Community Police ReviewNext articleNationwide public transportation mask mandate going into effect Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp (“Indiana State Capitol Building” by Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0) Indiana’s legislative session is less than a month old, and leaders are already resigned to coming back this summer.The Census Bureau announced this week it won’t complete the population data states need to redraw congressional maps until April 30, a day after the General Assembly is required by law to adjourn. And it’ll be July before it delivers the more detailed data needed to draw state legislative maps. House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) and Senate President Pro Tem Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) say legislators will have to come back to write the new districts, probably in late summer.Huston and Bray both say they’re disappointed but not surprised the census will miss its deadline — Huston says he got the news Wednesday, and “did not do cartwheels.”State law says if the congressional maps aren’t done by the time the legislature adjourns, the job goes to a commission made up of Huston, Bray, House Elections Chairman Tim Wesco (R-Osceola), his Senate counterpart Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute), and a fifth member appointed by Governor Holcomb. That would give Republicans exclusive control over drawing the maps. That process was used in two of the last three redistrictings, when Democrats controlled the House and Republicans held the Senate.Both Bray and Huston say they don’t want to use that escape hatch. They say the full House and Senate should be involved in drawing the maps. And there’s no similar escape hatch for drawing the state legislative districts.Bray says he’s still looking at whether to amend the law requiring the commission, or to pass a law changing the adjournment date. If the adjournment date isn’t pushed back, Holcomb would have to call a special session.House Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) says legislators should use the opportunity to create an independent redistricting commission instead.Districts must be redrawn every 10 years to adjust for population shifts and give each district nearly equal numbers of people. The data also determine how many U-S House members each state gets. Indiana’s allocation of nine representatives isn’t expected to change.The 100 seats in the Indiana House and 50 in the Indiana Senate are fixed by law. Twitter By Jon Zimney – February 1, 2021 0 171 last_img read more

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Body armor on the way for a pair of EPD K9s

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleElkhart city government holding a Virtual Town Meeting Tuesday eveningNext articleGolfer Tiger Woods injured in one-vehicle rollover crash Tommie Lee Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter By Tommie Lee – February 23, 2021 0 300 Big Mike and Maja (Elkhart PD) A donation is being made to Big Mike and Maja.They’re K-9 officers with the Elkhart Police Department, and they’ll receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to Vested Interest In K-9s Incorporated.The non profit is providing the vests courtesy of a donor in St. Louis, and they should arrive in the next eight to ten weeks.The charity has donated more than 4,100 of the custom-fitted body armor vests to K-9 dogs in all 50 states since 2009. Facebook Google+ Google+ Facebook Body armor on the way for a pair of EPD K9s Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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Press release: Console Suicide Prevention Limited: notice of intention to order charity to wind up

first_img Press office The Commission is today giving public notice of its intention to issue an order to direct the winding up of Console Suicide Prevention Limited.In July 2016 the Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity due to concerns that the assets of the charity may be at serious and significant risk of harm.On 20 July 2017 the trustees of the charity advised the Commission of their decision to wind up the charity, however the Commission is not satisfied that they have taken sufficient steps to do so.Section 84B of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission the power to issue an order to direct the winding up of a charity if it is satisfied that a charity does not operate, or its purposes can be promoted more effectively if it ceases to operate; and exercising the power is expedient in the public interest.The Commission’s summary of reasons is set out in the Public Notice of Intention to Exercise Powers: Console Suicide Prevention Limited.In accordance with section 84B(4) of the Act the Commission is inviting representations to be made in relation to its intention to make the Order. Representations must be made to the Commission within 30 days of the date of this notice.Further information is available on our schemes and orders website.Representations can be emailed to [email protected] marking it ‘Representations to the Public Notice – Console Suicide Prevention Limited – 1153096’.The Commission will consider any representations received within 30 days of this notice. The Commission may (without further public notice) issue the order (with or without modifications) on 2 November 2018, 60 days after the 1st day of this notice.The Commission’s inquiry is ongoing. It is our intention to publish a report setting out our findings on conclusion of the inquiry.Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK. Email [email protected]center_img Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787last_img read more

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Press release: UK Government announces £23.5m to fund teachers’ pay increases in Wales

first_imgThe UK Government has today (13 Sept) announced that the Welsh Government will receive additional funding of £23.5m as a result of the Department for Education’s decision to increase pay for teachers in England and Wales.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns today confirmed that the Welsh Government will receive £8.7m in 2018/19 and £14.8m in 2019/20, representing the cost of the pay award for teachers in Wales.This is in recognition of the unique devolution circumstances for teacher’s pay in Wales, where setting pay is a reserved matter whilst meeting of the costs of the award is devolved.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: I am delighted to confirm today that teachers in Wales will soon be seeing an increase to their pay packets with the additional funding we are delivering for the Welsh Government. Today’s announcement underlines the UK Government’s commitment to the fair application of the rules underpinning the Welsh Government’s funding. I hope that this will go some way in providing the Welsh Government with the additional levers to be able to attract and retain the teachers Wales needs to educate its young people. The Welsh Government will take responsibility for setting teachers’ pay in Wales from October 2018 when they will have the power to determine the future pay and conditions of teachers in Wales for academic years 2019/20 onwards.Today’s announcement follows the multi-billion NHS staff pay deal announced in by the UK Government in March which is expected to deliver more than £1.3bn a year for the Welsh Government by 2022/23.last_img read more

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Press release: 10,000 children to benefit from new £5 million performing arts programme

first_imgMore than 10,000 five to 18 year-olds will get to work with the likes of The BRIT School, BBC North and The Lowry with theatre skills, rap, performance and creative writing all part of the £5 million Youth Performance Partnership programme.Delivered in Croydon, Derby, Medway, Plymouth and Salford, and particularly focused on engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, participants will be given the opportunity to learn practical skills both on and off stage and work with playwrights to develop new works that students will then perform. They will also get the chance to design sets, learn about lighting and sound and take part in dance and drama.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: As I know from my own experience, performing on stage can be transformative for young people. It can boost self esteem, build confidence and teach skills they will use throughout their lives. While I’ve seen first hand some of the excellent work by schools and theatre groups, too many children around the country still do not have the opportunity to take part either on stage or behind the scenes. Our Youth Performance Partnerships will give thousands of young people the chance to work directly with world-class cultural organisations and inspire the next generation of playwrights, actors or producers. Croydon, Derby, Medway, Plymouth and Salford to share £5 million to set up Youth Performance Partnerships Projects will offer children the chance to perform drama and dance and learn skills from behind the scenes skills such as lighting, sound and set design The Culture Secretary made the announcement during a visit to the BRIT School, Croydon.Overseen by Arts Council England, one partnership was selected in the North, the Midlands, the South West, the South East and London. Proposals from areas where the level of young people engaging in the arts, culture and theatre are low and where there are less opportunities for young people to take part in performance were prioritised.The Youth Performance Partnerships build upon the existing government investment in cultural education, in particular the successful Music Education Hubs which have so far helped more than 600,000 children a year access activities such as playing an instrument or joining a choir.Darren Henley, Arts Council England CEO said:center_img Taking part in performances, whether on stage or behind the scenes, has huge benefits for children. They can express themselves, boost their mental health and wellbeing through creativity, and learn about career paths they might never have considered before. We’re very pleased that the government is making these benefits more widely available to young people from all backgrounds through Youth Performance Partnerships. ENDSNotes to editors:Details of the five successful Youth Partnerships Programme are:London – Croydon Music and ArtsLed by Croydon Council, through the Croydon Music and Arts hub with a large number of partners including The BRIT School, this partnership will work with young South Londoners to create new performances that tell the story of young people of colour in Croydon. The project will include a talent academy, live performances and the opportunity to experience working backstage during live performances.Working with 12 primary and eight secondary schools and over 2,500 students, the Croydon project will focus on young people from low income families, those with Special Educational Needs and young people at risk of exclusion.Midlands – Derby Theatre (owned by the University of Derby)Derby Theatre (owned by the University of Derby) will develop a programme that will work with partners from across the city to open up theatre making to young people taking influence from the local community. The scheme will target children aged between 8 and 18 from areas with high levels of poverty to nurture new skills and help young people find routes into creative careers.Each of the hubs in this area will deliver weekly workshops and a year-long project working towards a high quality production of new commissions led by the partnership. Young producers will be on steering groups and opportunities for participants to take part in shadowing industry professionals.North – The Lowry – SalfordLed by The Lowry who will be working with partners such as the BBC North, the programme will work with young people to support them as they move from primary to secondary school and from secondary education to work, focusing on mental health and wellbeing by developing transferable skills.Twelve schools will take part in the programme in areas with low cultural engagement and high levels of poverty. It is expected that the programme will reach over 2,000 young people where they will work with artists to co-create new work including new performance companies in schools. A key focus of the programme will be on career opportunities so that young people, their families and schools understand the range of careers. The project will launch a Creative and Cultural Careers Fair for the North West to support this arm of the programme.Partners in the programme also include: University of Salford, Walk The Plank, Salford Community Leisure and Salford City Council.South East – Medway Council Brook TheatreBuilding on the successful ART31 model of youth leadership, Theatre31 will allow young people in Medway and the Isle of Sheppey to take part in activities to support leadership, build confidence and team working, and improve literacy skills and wellbeing. A youth panel will provide leadership decisions with experts on hand to support. The project will also offer young people the opportunity to visit performances and experience life backstage.Art 31 is a project led by The Gulbenkian Theatre for 13 to 25 year olds which enables young people to lead in designing and taking part in creative activities. The new Theatre31 model will be designed by young people with supporting expertise from the cultural sector. There will be opportunities for young people to develop performance skills, stagecraft, writing, set design and production.South West – Theatre Royal PlymouthIn the South West the Theatre Royal will lead “With Flying Colours”, an ambitious performance programme that aims to work over 3,000 young people and their communities in Plymouth. The project will work with young people in areas of high deprivation and low cultural engagement to create pop ups, perform in community libraries and create plays in five schools. World-class cultural organisations will team up with local schools to encourage young people into the performing arts, Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced today.last_img read more

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Speech: Lord Ashton’s speech at the British Pavilion opening event

first_imgLadies and Gentlemen, good afternoon.I am delighted to be here today, as the representative of Her Majesty’s Government, for the opening of the British Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.I am very grateful to the British Council for inviting me to this auspicious event and allowing me to say a few words.May I begin by congratulating the artist, Cathy Wilkes, for creating the incredible works on show inside this building, and Dr Zoé Whitley, for so skillfully curating the exhibition.I had the pleasure of touring the pavilion this morning and I must say I was awed by the visually striking and thought-provoking display. I am sure that everyone here today and the many thousands of people who will visit the pavilion over the next 6 months will have the same experience.On behalf of the UK Government I would like to thank the British Council for successfully managing the British Pavilion programme, which, together with their wider work around the globe, has promoted the best of the UK’s arts and culture on the world stage.And may I also express my deep gratitude to the many sponsors, supporters and patrons of the British Pavilion, whose kind and generous support is so vital to its continued success. Thank you very much.Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot overestimate the power of art and culture to bring people together from different places around the world. Often it is our cultural links which are right at the heart of cooperation between different nations, even when we may disagree in other areas.As the world’s preeminent arts festival, the Venice Biennale exemplifies the value of international cultural collaboration and exchange.The British Pavilion holds a particularly special place within this magnificent festival, as one of the permanent national pavilions. And of course, it is also one of the longest-standing, having been established in 1909.Therefore, I hope, you will forgive my lack of modesty when I say that the British Pavilion truly is a ‘must see’ for any visitor to the Biennale. And this year’s exhibition truly lives up to its ‘must see’ status.I am also delighted to say that, beyond the Pavilion itself, the festival this year has an incredibly strong showing of talent from the UK, not least of course with Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery in London, as Artistic Director of the festival, becoming the first UK-based curator to hold the coveted title.And in addition to this, the Central Exhibition will also feature the work of 5 further artists from the UK, all supported by the British Council.The 58th Venice Biennale is therefore set to be a great showcase for British arts, demonstrating that the UK is an international cultural powerhouse, not only in our heritage but in our amazing and thought-provoking contemporary art.So I would like to conclude by wishing the greatest success for the British Pavilion, and the UK artists in this year’s festival.Thank you.last_img read more

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

first_imgThis guidance should be used alongside PHE guidance on infection prevention and control and DHSC guidance on health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce. This guidance is for anyone who employs people who work in adult social care. It provides a framework for how you should assess and support members of your workforce who may be at an increased risk from coronavirus. It covers: having conversations with workers who are identified as being at increased risk measures you could put in place, both across the workforce and for individuals useful guidance and resourceslast_img

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Judges reveal finalists for anniversary BIA

first_imgBritish Baker can today reveal the finalists for its 25th Baking Industry Awards.The glitzy awards ceremony, to be held on Wednesday 12 September at the Park Lane Hilton, will be hosted by 1980s pop legend Jason Donovan, with live music and other entertainment throughout the night.Pauline Ferrol, national sales controller of British Bakels sponsor of the Speciality Bread Product of the Year award and a judge on the panel said this year the category had received its highest-ever number of entries. “The sheer diversity of entries and the high quality clearly proves bakers are seeing the profit potential offered by speciality breads,” she said.Jean Grieves, of The Bakery School, and judge in the Baker of the Year and Rising Star Award categories, said: “This year our finalists for Baker of the Year cover the whole spectrum of the industry. With the Rising Star entrants, many have set up their businesses from home, and we need to look at how the industry can capture this passion.”Martyn Leek, editor, British Baker, said: “All our finalists should feel rightly proud of their achievement. Our 25th anniversary Awards night promises to be a spectacular celebration.”On the night VIPs will enjoy a champagne reception, courtesy of associated sponsor Tesco, which is also sponsoring the bread rolls with dinner.Kluman & Balter will again sponsor the cracker raffle, while Bako is donating a magnum of champagne on each table to be won in a prize draw, while raising money for the Bakers’ Benevolent Society. The dessert has been designed to incorporate culinary alcohol supplied by Thomas Lowndes, while the AB Mauri- sponsored casino will offer guests the chance to gamble with funny money to win a three-night stay in Antwerp.To book your place, please call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected] finalistsIn-store Bakery Retailer of the Year:AsdaSainsbury’sTescoMorrisonsProduct Innovation of the Year:Greenhalgh’s Craft BakeryFinsbury Food Group PuratosThe Rising Star Award: Justin Clapham, Bettys BakeryStacey Anderson, Cake UKSuzi Witt, Pretty Witty CakesConfectioner of the Year: Greg Cadoni, BachmannsGemma Pickup, Bettys & Taylors of HarrogateLisa Boyles, Cooplands (Doncaster)Retail Innovation of the Year:Ashers Baking CompanyGreggsWenzels The BakersBakery Food Manufacturer of the Year: GreggsFinsbury Food Group Rich ProductsBaker of the Year: Chris Bachmann, BachmannsRobert Burns, Burns the BreadDavid Smart, Greenhalgh’s Craft BakeryCelebration Cake Maker of the Year:Jules Smith, Cake UKSandra Monger, Sandra Monger Exquisite Wedding & Occasion CakesLeanne Tang, Terry Tang Designer CakesThe Customer Focus Award: BF Done & SonBells Of Lazonby Dunn’s BakeryThe Craft Business Award: Cinnamon SquareDumouchel PatisseriePaul UK Speciality Bread Product of the Year:A W ScottBarbakan DelicatessenHobbs House Bakerylast_img read more

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Richemont Competition deadline this Friday

first_imgEntries for the ninth Richemont Club of Great Britain National Competition must be received no later than this Friday 14 September.The competition, which forms part of Bakers’ Fair Autumn, taking place on Sunday 7 October at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, is the chance for bakers to show off their best loaves, sausage rolls and scones.It will be judged by members of the Richemont Club during the fair, organised by British Baker, and will include other categories, such as the best celebration cakes, Danish pastries, Halloween cupcakes and pork pies.Trevor Mooney, competition secretary at Richemont and sales director at Chatwins Bakery in Cheshire, told British Baker: “It is great to be involved in this competition and put something back into the industry. We would really encourage bakers and their staff to come forward, show us their skills and celebrate their craft.”A special category has been dedicated to young bakers aged up to 21 years old, as well as a Christmas-themed class for bakers to submit products, such as a Christmas cake, a Christmas pudding and a chocolate log.The Live Challenge Cup will also take place at the event, and will be competed for by invited teams from the Richemont Club and the National Association of Master Bakers.Special guest Shaun Williamson, best known for his role as Barry in BBC One soap opera Eastenders, will be announcing the competition’s winners live on the Bakers’ Fair stage next month.To enter the Richemont Competition online, or download an application form, visit www.bakersfair.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Trevor Mooney on 01270 624572, or email [email protected]last_img read more

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