FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Chamber To Connect Small And Diverse Businesses With larger Corporations EVANSVILLE, Ind. (April 8, 2016) – The Southwest Indiana Chamber Diverse Business Alliance will host an event to facilitate connections between small and diverse businesses and larger corporations. The event is designed to build awareness of immediate and future opportunities for small and diverse businesses to bid on projects, particularly in the construction field.Companies in attendance include Tropicana, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville Regional Airport, the City of Evansville, Regional Cities Initiative project partners, and more.The event will take place at Tropicana Conference Center on from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28.“The Southwest Indiana Chamber is committed to creating an environment that fosters inclusion and celebrates diversity,” said Christy Gillenwater, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southwest Indiana Chamber. “Our Diverse Business Alliance exists to create education, mentorship, and networking opportunities that are bolstering the success of diverse businesses in Southwest Indiana, and in turn making our region a more vibrant and dynamic place to work, live, and grow a business.”There is no cost for small businesses to participate in this event and Southwest Indiana Chamber membership is not required. For more information, visit www.swinchamber.com.About Southwest Indiana ChamberSince 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of nearly 1,500 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years and 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees. Our initiatives include Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance, Tri-State World Trade Network, Young Professionals Alliance, Diverse Business Alliance, Family Business Alliance, Posey County Alliance, Downtown Alliance, and Nonprofit Alliance.Learn more about the Chamber, our members, and the Southwest Indiana regional business community at www.swinchamber.com.
2006 Expo Special Events CalendarGives Advance Look at Fun EventsFall Antique Show on VT ChambersTop 10 List for Second YearESSEX JUNCTION, Vt.- A new special events brochure, outlining the dates of more than 50-plus major shows and festivals at the Champlain Valley Exposition, is now available.Its the perfect way to get a jumpstart on your plans for the year, according to Stephen Mease, Director of Public Relations for CVE. This is especially helpful for families who want to know whats happening when during the busy summer months. Its also a handy tool for local businesses, hotels and restaurants to use as they plan for regional events like the craft shows, trade organization meetings and music festivals at the Exposition.The brochure describes the Expositions newly expanded Robert E. Miller Expo Center, which includes 100,000 sq-feet of air-conditioned indoor exhibit and meeting space, and other amenities such as camping, parking, special event catering that are available at the Champlain Valley Exposition facilities.This year will be busier than ever with the addition of two major events moving to Essex Junction The Vermont Flower Show on Feb. 24-26 and the Vermont Quilt Festival on July 29-July 2. Were excited for these shows and others that are taking advantage of the modern facilities and ample parking the Expo offers, Mease said. Some favorite shows at the Expo are also returning bigger and better in 2006:· April 29-30: Everything Equine Expo – a weekend show for horse lovers of all levels. Tickets on sale in February.· June 2-4: Vermont Balloon and Music Festival, Start the summer with a 3-day festival named a 2005 Top Ten Summer Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, featuring concerts, Balloon rides and launches, evening balloon glow, carnival rides and more.· August 26-September 4: The 85th Champlain Valley Fair Vermonts largest agricultural and entertainment event. Stay tuned for announcements about the Grandstand Concert series.· September 22-24: The NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals.· October 7-8: The Champlain Valley Antiques Festival the states largest antique show named a Top Ten Fall Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce for the second year in a row.Copies of the new Special Events 2006 brochure are available at tourist centers, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets in Northern Vermont. Information and event updates are also available at www.cvfair.com(link is external) or by calling (802) 878-5545.
Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Ramsey is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season (Picture: Getty Images)Ramsey will join a midfield in Turin with the likes of Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can, Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa.The 28-year-old wrote a message to Arsenal fans when his move to Italy was confirmed on Monday.‘As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus,’ Ramsey posted on Instagram.‘I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.‘You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club. ‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.‘I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri’s smoking habit during training irking ‘bored’ Chelsea playersMORE: What Pele told Gordon Banks after his wonder save at 1970 World Cup Read More About Connatix V67539 Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Video Settings SPONSORED by Metro PLAY Advertisement Coming Next Juventus director of football claims Arsenal have not used Aaron Ramsey properly Fabio Paratici is confident Juve will get more out of Ramsey than Arsenal did (Picture: Getty Images)‘We don’t have anyone like him in our squad. He’s more technical than some of our midfielders, even if he runs a lot, he’s less “nasty” in defence, less tactical. He’s a final ball man, he has an eye for goal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Ramsey is, I think, someone who has yet to find his position because he hasn’t played in a midfield three, which his is role, capable to come in from deep, with quick passing. He can also play a bit further up the pitch, like Perrotta did at Roma, for example.’ Skip 1/1 Aaron Ramsey has confirmed his switch to Juventus (Picture: Getty Images)Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici has aimed a dig at Arsenal for wasting the talents of Aaron Ramsey as the midfielder’s switch to the Serie A side is confirmed.Ramsey will join Juventus when his contract at Arsenal runs out in June, signing a four-year deal that is reportedly worth £400,000-a-week.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Welshman has made just nine Premier League starts this season, having fallen out of favour under Unai Emery, but the Juve chief is confident that his side know how to get the best out of him.‘We got him, but he’s someone very different to what we have,’ Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport.ADVERTISEMENT Read More / Comment Phil HaighTuesday 12 Feb 2019 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link48Shares 1 min. story Read More Advertisement Skip Ad
By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsA decision by B.C. Hockey League governors to delay the start of the regular season has thrown a serious monkey wrench into the way Kootenay International Junior Hockey League coaches select their teams.In years past BCHL rosters would have been set by the second week of September allowing KIJHL teams the opportunity to fill out their respective teams with released players.However, this season BCHL brass decided to delay the start of the season until September 23rd a full 13 days later than the start of the 2010-11 campaign.“All of us Junior B teams are waiting for our vets or kids we’ve talked and recruited to when they are coming down the pipe,” Leaf coach and GM Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily Sunday afternoon following practice at the NDCC Arena.Maida has committed to 16 skaters and one goalie — veteran puck stopper Andrew Walton along with a handful of 17-year-old players making the Leafs one of the youngest teams in the league.“We’re all in the same boat,” said Maida. “I’ve been talking to a lot of the teams and we’re all waiting.”“There are teams that are getting kids back now which allows them to make other decisions on kids who have tried out,” Maida added.“But for most of us it’s a new learning curve, especially me having just taken over the team six weeks ago.”The current situation means there could be more exhibition-like games when the KIJHL begins play Friday with ten games.“We’re going to leave a couple of spots open for players released from BCHL teams,” Maida said.“(Because) once we commit to school kids they’re here for the season so we don’t want to over commit ourselves. We want to save spots for those players we think we’re going to get back.”Maida did release six players during the weekend.Gone are forwards Dallas Barker and Joel Marte, defencemen Brandon Smith and Morgan Parker along with goalies Sam Monk and Treeman Kirka.All the players, except for Smith, were 17-year-old players. Smith is 16.Hogg awaits deal back to OkanaganThe Nelson Leafs currently have only one goalie remaining in camp as last season’s starter Darren Hogg remains at home in the Okanagan waiting on a trade.“Darren wants to play in the Okanagan,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said. “Teams in the league know he’s up for a trade but I haven’t had anyone contact me yet.”Hogg made the Kootenay Conference Prospects Team last season and was tearing up the league before getting injured during a road trip in Golden.The injury was season ending forcing the Leafs to go with Marcus Beasley for the remainder of the [email protected]
GARY STEVENS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “He blows me away. That was only the second time I’ve sat on him (first in a race) and to get to feel that power coming into the stretch was awesome.“I just want to say ‘Thank you to Edgar Prado.’ Edgar and I had a couple of conversations earlier in the week when I found out I was going to ride this horse and he told me quite a few things about him that helped me today. It was all Runhappy though and he’s an extremely special horse.“It was harder to pull him up today, than to ride him during the race. There was some oil on the reins and they were slipping. My hand slipped off of his mane coming away from the gate and I cut my finger pretty good. He usually breaks a step slow but he broke like a Quarter Horse today. He was a complete professional.“I was hoping to get three graded wins today but we got two of them! No better way to start the Santa Anita Meet. It’s perfect.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, LORD NELSON, THIRD: “The horse ran good, no excuses. I was right behind those two horses and was in the perfect position. But those two horses, they never quit. I was in a perfect position, right behind with the speed, but those two horses, they never stopped.” OWNER JAMES McINGVALE OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “The horse ran really well. The entire team did a great job of preparing him, and the people at Santa Anita have been great, so it’s been a top-notch experience all the way around.”“We hoped he would run well, and he certainly did. We’re thrilled with him. It’s a thrill to win here and we hope to be back for the Breeders’ Cup (Nov. 4-5).” LAURA WOHLERS, RUNHAPPY, WINNER: “It didn’t surprise me the way he ran today. He’s been training well even though he’s been doing some crazy stuff in the mornings, it’s just because he just wants to stand around and do what he wants to do. We let him get away with that at the training center. Maybe we have to be a little stricter with him, but right now, he really enjoys taking his time looking around. This is a very new environment for him.“There are lots and lots of horses here. He probably sees more horses before one break than he does in an entire morning at the training center. Training there is a little bit different than training on the main track here, but when he puts his bridle on in the afternoon, he knows what it’s all about.“When we brought him to the Receiving Barn today, he looked like he had his game face on, so I knew he’d run well. We’re going to be going to the Met Mile. We want to stretch him out and see how he does, and after that, we’ll see if he wants to go longer. It’s one step at a time but we know he can sprint; now we’ll see if we can stretch him out. Gary (Stevens) came off and said, ‘I just want to let you guys know, this horse will go long,’ so we may go with his opinion on that.“We’ll give the horse a couple of months off and bring him back in March and begin his training again and we’ll see if we have time to prep him in a race before the Met Mile. Otherwise, we’ll train him up to it. He’ll leave Santa Anita in two days for a farm in Texas for two months for some time off.” NOTES: Today’s on-track attendance was 44,873, the largest Opening Day crowd since 1994. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES
McKinleyville >> Fortuna will most certainly remember the Titans.That’s because the Huskies’ 17-year drought without a North Coast Section title has officially come to an end.A cold, rainy and muddy Saturday night in Northern Humboldt proved to be just what the blue side of the Eel River Valley could have asked for. Jumping on Hercules early for two quick touchdowns, the fourth-seeded Fortuna claimed the NCS Division IV title with a 44-0 win at Panther Field on Saturday night.“It’s awesome …
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday as further punishment for firing a basketball into the stands at the end of the first half in Portland.Iguodala, who was given a technical foul and ejected at halftime from the Warriors’ 115-105 victory Saturday night, was assessed the fine for “recklessly throwing the game ball” into the stands. Warriors coach Steve Kerr was at first taken aback by the news of Iguodala’s fine. “It kind of surprised me that …
Biology used to be simple to classify: plants and animals. Up to the 1990s, that transmogrified into eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Then the prokaryotes got split into archaea and bacteria. But now, according to New Scientist there are debates about opening up a fourth kingdom of life – with the realization that 99% of cell species refuse to be cultured in a lab where they can be studied. This history calls into question what scientists know about the natural world. Are taxonomists really carving nature at its joints, or are scientific classification systems mere conveniences of the human mind? And if observable reality can be so difficult to classify, what about unobservable reality? Consider the following surprises and reversals:Selfish birds: Ornithologists used to consider fairy wrens altruistic, because they would nurture the eggs of other birds. Now, PhysOrg reported a change of view: these birds are selfish little schemers, thinking ahead for their own benefit: “The study showed that the seemingly selfless little helpers are in fact carefully calculating accountants.” Were either of these fair characterizations, or misleading metaphors projected onto animals lacking self-consciousness? Apex nadir: The Apex Chert in Australia has long been considered scientific evidence for the origin of life at least 3.5 billion years ago. Now, according to PhysOrg, that evidence has been debunked (see 02/27/2011, bullet 7). The strange shapes in the rock have nothing to do with life. This reversal of opinion could reverberate through other research programs, like the search for ancient life on Mars or in meteorites.Trilobite orgy: PhysOrg described mass kills of trilobites as distant as Oklahoma, Morocco, and Poland. “A smothering death by tons of hurricane-generated storm sediment was so rapid that the trilobites are preserved in life position.” So did the scientists conclude evidence of a global catastrophe? Apparently not; rather than reason along those lines, Carlton Brett seemed oblivious to the geological implications and concentrated instead on interpreting the ecology and behavior of the ancient arthropods, describing them as naked and having a sex orgy. Was he committing science with that metaphor, or projecting base human interests on mindless animals?Now we have it right: A “new evolutionary history of primates” was announced by PhysOrg, claiming that the “robust new phylogenetic tree resolves many long-standing issues in primate taxonomy.” Whenever new-and-improved announcements are made, questions rise about what went wrong with the old. Right away came the surprises: “The genomes of living primates harbor remarkable differences in diversity and provide an intriguing context for interpreting human evolution.” But does science aspire for contexts for interpretation, or for getting the world right? And what should become of the faith readers had placed in earlier evolutionary histories announced with similar confidence?Changing climate change: Climate change (formerly global warming; see 03/08/2011) has been attributed to human industrial pollution, but PhysOrg reported on evidence of ancient hyperthermals that they claim led to warming periods lasting up to 40,000 years. Such warming periods, if they occurred, could not have been caused by humans. But instead of calling into question the foundational evidence underlying the politically-charged debate about anthropogenic warming, the article focused on how today’s scientists might use this data to predict the impact of human-caused climate change. Is that the conclusion that the evidence demanded?Political science: Speaking of politics, New Scientist published an article about a Yale sociologist who studied effective and ineffective ways to convince climate skeptics. The researcher, however, appeared focused on changing Republican minds instead of Democratic minds. Why didn’t he use his research impartially? Should science be a tool for manipulating one party?Pros and cons: An article on the BBC News raises questions about who is allowed to do science. Is it the sole domain of professionals? While Mark Kinver entertained views that volunteers are vital to science data collection, he entertained critical views that “The argument for prohibiting their use was that the volunteers were incompetent, and their data would be biased.” While training and ethics are desirable, does the statement imply that all scientists are competent and unbiased?Peace dividend: Angola, long embroiled in a civil war, just unearthed its first dinosaur, PhysOrg reported. All can probably agree this is a good step for a war-torn country, but the article focused on the political angle – how Angola seems to be on the verge of a “research renaissance” after years of political strife. This raises not only questions about what dinosaur bones have to do with politics, but how many other parts of the world are off limits to research due to political isolation and war. If a great deal, how much of the world can scientists say they understand? This case resembles the item above about 99% of microbes falling outside scientists’ observations.A few articles directly questioned the ability of science to get the world right. Julian Baggini in New Scientist explained “The self: why science is not enough,” arguing that even if neuroscience multiplies its data, understanding of ourselves will be unattainable. “The main reason is that the very notion of a science of the self depends on us identifying its subject – the self – from the perspective of first-person experience,” he said. “Science can correct false beliefs about what sustains that experience, and it can explain what makes such experience possible, but it cannot change what it means to be a self without erasing the very data it depends on.” Meanwhile, Liz Else at New Scientist discussed what art can do for science and vice versa: “While science is about understanding the complexity of the structure of the material world, art indicates the deeper implications of scientific advancement and helps shape new paradigms.” Can these fields of experience, both mediated by the human mind, be relegated to separate compartments, or is there a continuum? Is science a kind of art? Can art be approached scientifically? Some scientists are artists, and vice versa; can their personalities be compartmentalized? If science tries to understand the structure of the world according to an old paradigm, what becomes of its epistemic priority when art helps shape new paradigms? The BBC News summed up many of the above problems with its Today feature, “Does science have all the answers?” Tom Colls asked, “As scientists discover increasing amounts about life, the universe and everything, are we approaching a point where we can rely on science alone to answer all of life’s big questions?” He invoked a bit of the old warfare thesis (disfavored by historians of science), describing a “cultural struggle taking place between religion and science.” First volley was given to a champion of that dichotomy, Peter Atkins, who calls religion “fantasy” and is convinced that there is no question in the universe science cannot address. Then Colls entertained a variety of contrarian views by academics who feel Atkins left the lab behind and has no more moral authority “than a priest, or a nun, or the guy who runs the sweetshop down the road.” Colls then opened the floor to readers to present their opinions.This might be a good time to review the Guide to Evolution on the right sidebar, especially Finagle’s Creed, “Science is true. Do not be misled by facts.” Scientists are people, aren’t they? Have you ever met any person who was infallible? Do the collective efforts of fallible people ensure failings are weeded out? Even if so, what fallible person could judge that science has arrived at a true conception of the world? Can there be any science without honesty and morality, and if not, how can evolutionists claim that morality evolved? If honesty evolved, when did it become honest enough to deserve our trust? Will it become more honest in the future, or fluctuate between honesty and dishonesty? If your “self” is following this line of reasoning, and you want honest answers, where did that desire come from? This entry asks questions. You have to supply the thinking.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future.(Image: Taunina)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tracey Chiappini-Young Co-founderTaunina+27 82 578 4622RELATED ARTICLES• SA to create 5-million new jobs• Budget big on education, jobs• Zuma’s 2010 plan of action• One million jobs in four years• R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs• Teaching jobless how to find jobsCadine PillayTracey Chiappini-Young and Karen Jansen, founders of the soft toy maker Taunina, are on a mission to promote job creation in South Africa through the art of seamstressy. The toys are expensive – ranging in price from $201 (R1 780) to $600 (R5 320) – but keep in mind each one is handmade by women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.The entrepreneurs began their business with a strong focus on sustainable development and sustainable luxury. Of the profits from sales, 30% goes to the seamstresses – 20% through the Bear Essentials Fund to pay for their housing, health care and education, and 10% in productivity-related bonuses.Labour of loveChiappini-Young and Jansen founded Taunina in Cape Town in 2011 to help meet the growing needs of disadvantaged communities for employment and empowerment. “Taunina toys range from teddy bears to rabbits and puppies. The women who make the toys are incredibly talented seamstresses and embroiderers,” Chiappini-Young says.The toys are made with the strictest quality control from the finest fabrics from repute textile houses such as Liberty of London, supervised by Chiappini-Young. Each toy takes four to seven days to make. The women must wash and powder their hands every 90 minutes to ensure the cotton stays clean. The completed toys are inspected carefully before they are shipped off in a one-of-a-kind Taunina hat box.“We like to call the work we do a labour of love … it’s a brand with soul and feeling.”The toys are marketed as heirlooms rather than as toys for play. The idea is that they become a part of a family and are treasured for generations.Lions of their destiniesThe name Taunina comes from “tau” meaning “lion” and “nina”, an acronym for the business term “no income no asset”. “The idea behind the name is that Taunina gives women who once had no income and no assets the power to become lions of their own destinies,” Jansen explains.Chiappini-Young believes that the women who make the toys are artists in their own right. They are taught which patterns and colours go together so that a uniform aesthetic is achieved, but they are still given a large amount of creative freedom. “We afford our artists the opportunity to use their unique cultural heritage and artistry to not only earn a living, but also to be recognised as the creators of some of the most sought after teddy bears and other collectable soft toys in the world, and to be valued for their artistic contribution to the company,” she says.The company says that each creation is marked with the seamstress’s initials and is a display of her inspiration and dreams for the future. The work gives her financial security and the ability to transform her own life and that of her family.When you receive a Taunina soft toy, the idea is that you are exposed first-hand to global and social issues, prompting a desire to change the world. “The unique beauty of each collection piece lies in how it transforms the life of the woman who made it and establishes a lifetime connection between the artist and the purchaser,” adds Chiappini-Young.Taunina also believes strongly in education, and children of some of the staff are at school in Cape Town, where they can keep a close eye on academic progress, offering support or intervention if needed.Overseas breakthroughTaunina is a new company, but the founders have no doubt that it will be successful. The toys are sold online and in only three places – at the Taunina shop in Woodstock in Cape Town, at the exclusive children’s store, Bundle, in New York, and at New York’s iconic luxury department store, Barneys. They will be available at Harrods in London soon.“While we are working away in our studio in Cape Town, we love to daydream about where our bears will be travelling to, who they will meet first,” says Chiappini-Young.It was recently announced that the Taunina collection will be included in Barneys Easter display. The collection made its New York City debut in September 2012 at Bundle, and flew off the shelves within a week. Taunina will release its home décor range in April.The toys are also available for sale online at www.taunina.com, www.bundlenyc.com and www.barneys.com.
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Features#mobile#Product Reviews#Publishing Services#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Imagine if Tom Paine, or Benjamin Franklin, or Emma Goldman had the power to cast their passing thoughts, while walking down the street, to thousands or millions of people all around the world, with ease, in minutes. They would expel the building material of a mason, wouldn’t they?That power is now in all of our hands, thanks to a new class of mobile applications that’s maturing very quickly. Mobile podcasting apps are now powerful, easy to use, free and tied to big social networks for distribution. The latest to hit the scene is Cinch, from BlogTalk Radio, which landed in the Android marketplace this morning after several months on the iPhone. Cinch is a relatively simple app, and it has its technical issues on occasion, but it’s absolutely revolutionary and so far could be the best in its class. Users launch the app, hit record, speak into their phone, press stop, give their recording a title, aim it at their Twitter or Facebook friends, and then hit publish. Within minutes the recording is uploaded to the Cinch servers and a link to listen is pushed out to the designated social networks.I’ve been using Cinch on the iPhone for months now, to record my thoughts about art and the internet, about writing, or the soundscape from the train station in my home town. I marvel, every time, at the fact that I can publish my thoughts so effortlessly in audio out to the world now, from wherever I am. Just like blogging made text publishing and distribution more accessible and democratic than it had ever been before in human history, mobile audio publishing apps like this are truly world changing. The availability of Cinch on Android is an important event.Cinch isn’t the only mobile podcasting app available for today’s smartphones. AudioBoo is another one that you might enjoy on the iPhone. It’s far more attractive visually, has more features, more users and appears to have fewer bugs. It has a 5 minute time limit on audio recording, though. That’s very inconvenient, as the timer is usually out of sight up against my ear. I also regularly have 6 or 7 minute long thoughts. I haven’t hit the time limit on Cinch yet. Social media apps come and social media apps go, more launch every day than anyone can keep track of, but some of them are worth taking pause and considering the implications of. The power of instant, mobile, global audio publishing in your pocket, for free? That really means something. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatrick What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts