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Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn gets engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban

first_imgAugust 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn gets engaged to NHL star P.K. Subban Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailInstagram/@lindseyvonn(NEW YORK) — Olympian Lindsey Vonn said she was starting a new life after retiring from skiing competition earlier this year. On Friday, that next step began with getting hitched.NHL star P.K. Subban proposed to Vonn — and she accepted, of course. They announced the news in an Instagram video.“So he finally popped the question,” Vonn says in the video. “I said, ‘yes.’”“You’re locked down, so you can’t call him or text him anymore, ladies.”Subban joked in the video that Vonn was “up for the Norris,” referring to the Norris Trophy, the NHL award for the league best defenseman each year. Subban actually won that very award in 2012-13.The two have been dating for about a year, according to several media reports.The 34-year-old Vonn went to four Olympics, but won just one gold medal and two bronzes. Her dominance mostly came on the World Cup circuit, where she won a record eight titles in the downhill and set the all-time record for women’s World Cup victories with 82. She won 43 downhill competitions and 28 Super-G events, her top two disciplines.Vonn also won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award in 2010.She retired following the 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Sweden, saying her body could no longer take the toll of the sport. She missed all of 2014, including the Sochi Olympics, after tearing her ACL. Knee injuries hampered her for much of her career.Subban is a star in his own right. The 30-year-old from Toronto emerged as a top defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens over the course of seven seasons, before being traded to the Nashville Predators in June 2016. The three-time All-Star was traded again this offseason to the New Jersey Devils.He is also an Olympian, winning gold with Team Canada in the 2014 Olympics in Russia.Vonn is no stranger to high-profile romances. She dated Tiger Woods for two years before splitting in 2015.This will be Vonn’s second marriage. She married former U.S. ski team member and Olympian Thomas Vonn in 2007. They divorced in 2013, though she’s continued to use her married name. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Murder on the Nile

first_imgAgatha Christie caused a stir when she adapted her Death on the Nile for the stage, altering it nominally to Murder on the Nile, and conspicuously denying the moustach-etted detective his role de force. Fortunately, this production provides the reintroduction of Monsieur Poirot in the form of Matt Lacey, who delivers with estimable gravitas and faultless ‘langue Belgique’. Quite brilliantly, Lacey’s Poirot combines volatility with an aloofness that allows for the character interaction Christie had so sought. Indeed, these interactions, between the highly innovative minor characters especially, are the source of much of the play’s humour; of particular note is the bohemian-clad Salome Otterbourne (Emerald Fennell) in all her sexual and passionate theatricality. Poirot blushes masterfully at her advances, while Colonel Race (George Carr) fastidiously revels in this build-up to the dénouement. Grace Overbeke, moreover, is distinguished in her leading role as the ignorant yet manipulative down-on-her-luck American, while her ‘so English’ fiancé Simon Doyle (Jamie Brindley), maintains a manly rapport with the bevy of stylish women on stage. All in all, the play is an energetic mixture of tension and humour, executed by an enthusiastic cast committed to the era of glamour. Daisy DunnDir. Steve LomonWorcester Gardens, 7.30pmlast_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 31, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the Republican primary for the Mayor of Evansville was held today who would you vote for?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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OCTOBER 8, 2016 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays READERS POLL question is: WHO DO YOU FEEL IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEMBER OF EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCIL?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Easy-Pie.com (a subsidiary of Easy-Dough.com)

first_imgAlan Stuart is MD of Stuarts of Buckhaven and president of Scottish BakersI’ve been studying the budget airlines and have come up with the solution for all my pie problems. I am launching Easy-Pie.com, which will revolutionise the UK pie industry.Inspired by Simple Simon, my mission statement will be ’One a penny, two a penny’ and I believe that Easy-Pie.com will capture the lion’s share of the market. The website is based on our colleagues in the airline industry. Our pies will sell at the prices quoted in the mission statement, subject to a few modest extras, which will give our customers unprecedented options once unthinkable:-1. Comprehensive food safety insurance covering everything from foot-and-mouth and mad cow disease to bubonic plague and avian flu (only £100 for lifetime cover).2. Comprehensive cost increase insurance, protecting both of us from the effects of price rises like flour, wages, fuel etc (again only £100 for lifetime cover).3. A small credit card charge of £8, which lets you buy up to 10,000 pies at one time.4. The opportunity to customise your pies. For instance, if you want a particular filling, just choose from our menu of over 100, ranging from simple minced beef to venison, sole or even vegetables (surcharge applicable).Want your pies baked? We can do that from only £10 per dozen. However, we regret that during winter months September to June this will be £20 per dozen because our ovens start off much colder during this period.5. You might want to reserve your pies for a particular day (normally we deliver orders to suit ourselves). That is available for the same £10 per dozen no winter surcharge here! Finally, we will pack your order in secure temperature-controlled containers (only £5 each) to ensure absolute freshness on delivery. NB: if no-one is in when we deliver, we will leave the container on your doorstep.6. Credit terms available subject to an annual credit review at £2,500 or 2.5% of average credit balance, whichever is the greater.In certain circumstances, we will impose extra charges:Change of delivery address£50Order amendment£50Dealing with complaints£50So there it is, Easy-pie in a nutshell. How can we fail?All these revolutionary customer benefits add up, in my opinion, to an unbeatable deal. We expect an average selling price, based on our entire range, of no more than £2. Considering all the benefits available we feel that this is tremendous value when compared to our current average cost of £1.Seriously, we can learn a lot by studying the ways of Mr O’Leary and Co. They constantly seek new ways to make money and never lose sight of the fact that only the customer can provide that profit. Daft they are not.last_img read more

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Turkuaz Announces East Coast Spring Tour

first_imgBrooklyn-based nine-piece funk outfit Turkuaz has announced an upcoming batch of east coast spring tour dates, which will see the band cover ground all the way from Vermont to Florida, with plenty of stops in between. Aqueous will be joining the fun at select stops on Turkuaz’s extensive “Life In The City Tour”.Turkuaz’s lengthy tour comes in support of their recently released album, Life In The City, which marks Turkuaz’s fifth album, following up 2015’s Digitonium. Notably, one of the album’s nine tracks, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and engineered by ET Thorngren.The newly added tour dates will begin in State College, PA’s State Theatre on April 4th, before stops at Hartford, CT’s Infinity Hall (4/5); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (4/6); Ithaca, NY’s The Haunt (4/11); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (4/12); Charlotte, NC’s The Underground (4/13); Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground (4/18); Woodstock, NY’s Bearsville Theater (4/19); Boston, MA’s Paradise Rock Club (4/20); Charleston, SC’s Pour House (4/25); Tampa, FL’s Crowbar (4/26); with a final show at Miami, FL’s North Beach Bandshell on April 27th.Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, January 25th at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website here.Turkuaz “Life In The City Tour” (newly added dates bolded):January 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeJanuary 24 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art CompanyJanuary 25 Austin, TX @ Antone’sJanuary 26 Houston, TX @ Last Concert Café^^January 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$February 9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos $$February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++March 5 Snowmass Village, CO @ Bud Lite Hi Fi Concert SeriesMarch 7 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads ^^March 8 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ^^March 9 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre ^^March 10 Detroit, MI @ El Club ^^March 14 Louisville, KY @ Gravely BrewingMarch 15-16 Columbus, OH @ St. Fatty’s Daze FestivalApril 4 State College, PA @ The State Theatre ~April 5 Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall ~April 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~April 11 Ithaca, NY @ The HauntApril 12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~April 13 Charlotte, NC @ The UndergroundApril 18 Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundApril 19 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville TheaterApril 20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock ClubApril 21 Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 FestivalApril 25 Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour HouseApril 26 Tampa, FL @ CrowbarApril 27 Miami, FL @ North Beach BandshellMay 3 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sMay 26 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival^^ with Paris Monster$$ with Object Heavy++ Eminence Ensemble~ w/ AqueousView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Small Pharmacies Crippled By State Switching Services To Ohio Company

first_imgU.S. Air Force Image ALBANY — A decision by the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities to transfer institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio-based company will cripple small, local pharmacies, according to State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell.Borrello and Goodell are calling on the state and the agency to reconsider a decision to transfer services out of state.The decision will mean the loss of $30 to $40 million annually in revenues for independent pharmacies in the state, potentially causing the closure of many and shifting those taxpayer dollars out of New York State and into Ohio, the two lawmakers said.“Now, more than ever, the state should make it a priority to utilize New York State-based companies and small businesses to deliver critical services. Yet, this decision will achieve the opposite; it will actually take away business and revenue from independent pharmacies who have been providing vitally needed services to facilities in their areas for years. For many, it will result in the closure of their pharmacies and job losses, which will have a ripple effect in their communities,” Borrello said. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Borrello pointed to an example of the devastating consequences of the decision. An independent, MWBE-owned pharmacy in his district has been providing subcontracted institutional pharmacy services to DDSO (Developmental Disability Service Office) facilities and patients for several years. The changeover means a dramatic loss of the pharmacy’s revenue and will lead to layoffs.Borrello and Goodell also underscored that the change will mean a diminished level of service for DDSO clients. The new pharmacy main point of service is more than two hours away from the communities to be served in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, which will mean longer wait times (and likely, higher costs) for emergency medication deliveries. Specialized medical items, such as feeding devices and formulas, will also no longer be easily available, as the out-of-state provider does not supply these items.“This decision is a bad one for the often medically fragile DDSO clients who rely on the personalized and immediate service these independent pharmacies have provided. Now, they will be at the mercy of an out-of-state provider whose business model and service locations are ill-suited to their needs,” he added.“The state has an unfortunate track record of trying to cut costs through methods that ultimately prove to be more costly, such as its ill-conceived effort to centralize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), which was supposed to save the state money. Instead, transportation brokers ended up substituting public transit for single rider taxi services and costs skyrocketed by more than 1000 percent in some regions. By all accounts, this provider change is going down that same path,” said Senator Borrello.Goodell also noted that the Ohio company has been the subject of several lawsuits, including a recent one initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ has accused the pharmacy of putting the safety of patients at risk by filling prescriptions that had long expired or run out of refills. The allegation is the latest in a string of legal problems for the company. It settled federal lawsuits in 2016 and 2018 to resolve allegations of kickbacks.“The commitment of state funds to a corporation with ethical failings is an abdication of the state’s fiduciary duty to taxpayers. For these reasons and others, we are urging the state and OPWDD to reexamine and reverse this short-sighted decision,” said Goodell.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Butterfly Food.

first_imgButterfly Photo Gallery Black Swallowtail Queen Anne’s Lace, Rue Phlox, Lantana, Tithonia Butterfly Forage Attractor Pipevine Swallowtail Dutchmans pipe (Aristolochia) Lantana, Phlox, Buddleia Great Purple Hairstreak Mistletoe (Fruit) Asclepias Tiger Swallowtail Tulip Tree, Cherry, Birch Phlox, Lantana, Tithonia Monarch Milkweed Asclepias, Buddleia, Zinnia Painted Lady Hollyhock Aster, Cosmos, Echinacea Silver Spotted Skipper Robinia (Locust) legumes Lantana, Milkweed, Zinnia Cabbage Butterfly (White) Crucifers, Nasturtiums Verbena, Tithonia Gulf Frittilary Passiflora Lantana, Buddleia (American) Painted Lady Anaphalis Echinacea, Buddleia Spring (blue) Azure Dogwood, Viburnum Clover, Tradescantia Fiery Skipper Crabgrass Lantana, Echinacea Cloudless Sulfur Cassia, Clover, Apple Salvia, Verbena, Buddleia Crescentspot (Pearl) Aster Rudbeckia, Echinacea Morning Cloak Willow, Elm, Hackberry (Fruit) Zinnias Spicebush Swallowtail Sassafras, Persea, Lindera Phlox, Lantana, Tithonia Harvester Witchhazel (larvae eat aphids) Echinacea Questionmark Elm, Nettles, Hackberry (Fruit) (Sap) Orange Sulfur White Clover, Alfalfa Clover, Verbena Comma Elm, Nettles, Hops (Fruit) (Sap) Zebra Swallowtail Paw Paw Blueberry, Buddleia Dogface Butterfly Clovers Eupatorium, Clover, Verbena Viceroy Willow, Apple, Plums Echinacea, Zinnias Giant Swallowtail Citrus (Orange) Buddleia, Tithonia, Orange More on Butterfly Garden Plan a Butterfly Garden Best Butterfly Plants Red Spotted Purple Willow, Cherry Apple, Buddleia Common Sulfur Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch Clover, Bergena Ohio Buckeye Snapdragon, Plantain Coreopsis, Echinacea, Aster Place for Water, Rest Attracting Hummingbirds Gray Hairstreak (Common) Hibiscus, Beans, Clover, Oak Hibiscus, Asclepiaslast_img read more

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Greensburg Wind Farm named ‘Wind Project of the Year’

first_imgSOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NativeEnergy Inc,The Greensburg Wind Farm in Greensburg, KS, has been named “Wind Project of the Year” by RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy publication. This award recognizes the project’s community benefits and unique financing model.Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy of South Burlington, accepted the award at the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida.RenewableEnergyWorld.com said: “To recognize the perseverance of the people of Greensburg, Kansas, and the leadership of companies involved in developing and marketing the project, the 12.5 MW Greensburg Wind Farm is the 2011 ‘Wind Project of the Year.'”In May 2007, a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, destroying 95% of the town. In the face of this tragedy, the citizens of Greensburg decided to rebuild as “the greenest town in America.” This plan’spearheaded by non-profit Greensburg GreenTown’included construction of the Greensburg Wind Farm.The wind farm was financed in part through NativeEnergy’s innovative Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets. By purchasing Help Buildâ ¢ offsets, companies and individuals across the U.S. provided critical upfront funding for project construction. In return, they received a share of the project’s long-term verified greenhouse gas reductions. Major project supporters included: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry’s, Brighter Planet, Stonyfield, CLIF Bar, Aveda, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and Reverb.”When NativeEnergy first brought the Greensburg Wind Farm to us, we were excited to be early supporters,” said Paul Comey, vice president of Environmental Affairs at GMCR, Inc. “Upon visiting the site and meeting the community, we realized we could make a difference. By purchasing carbon offsets from the project, we are mitigating our carbon footprint while helping Greensburg along its journey to become the greenest community in America.””I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous progress that the people of Greensburg have made in their commitment to becoming a truly green community, so being awarded ‘Wind Project of the Year’ is a fitting recognition,” said Chuck Bennett, vice president of Earth & Community Care at Aveda. “This tremendous honor reinforces my belief that Aveda’s support for the community and the wind project has been very well founded.”Jeff Bernicke, president of NativeEnergy, noted, “We are honored that the Greensburg Wind Farm has been named ‘Wind Project of the Year.’ This project demonstrates that well-planned environmental initiatives can have local economic and social advantages too. This was truly a community project’from the way it was financed to the benefits it offers.”The project, which began operating in March 2010, consists of 10 new wind turbines, 1.25 MW each. The project developer, owner, and operator is Exelon Wind, LLC (formerly John Deere Renewables, LLC). The wind farm’s exceptional community benefits include job creation, lease revenues for local farmers, and greenhouse gas reductions. It is expected to reduce nearly one half million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over its 20 year life.For more information about the Greensburg Wind Farm, visithttp://www.nativeenergy.com/pages/greensburg/517.php(link is external).About Native EnergyNativeEnergy is a leading provider of verified carbon offsets and renewable energy credits. NativeEnergy’s Help Buildâ ¢ carbon offsets help finance the construction of Native American, family farm, and community-based carbon reduction projects. For more information, visit: www.nativeenergy.com(link is external). last_img read more

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Another avian flu case cited in Indonesia

first_imgJun 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesian officials reported still another human case of H5N1 avian influenza today on the basis of local tests, while the cause of the recent family cluster of cases in Sumatra continued to elude investigators.A hospitalized 8-year-old girl from Pamulang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, tested positive for the virus in a local laboratory, according to an Associated Press (AP) report quoting Nyoman Kandun of the Indonesian Health Ministry. The story gave no other details on her case.Indonesia’s confirmed avian flu toll stands at 48 cases with 36 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The 8-year-old girl’s case and a fatal case in a 15-year-old boy, reported yesterday, have not yet been confirmed by a WHO-accredited laboratory.Indonesia had 15 cases, 11 of them fatal, in May, according to WHO reports. The country’s toll is second only to that of Vietnam, which has had 93 cases and 42 deaths, but none in recent months.The recent case cluster in North Sumatra province accounted for seven of the 15 cases in May. A WHO official said at a press conference in Jakarta today that investigators still haven’t determined what touched off the case cluster, which, officials have said, probably involved limited human-to-human transmission.”There are three possible sources of infection, but there is no conclusion,” said WHO epidemiologist Stephen Bjorge, as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP). As suggested by the WHO previously, he said the 37-year-old woman who was the first family member to get sick might have been infected by her sick chickens, by chicken feces she used as fertilizer, or at a “wet” market where chickens are sold.Meanwhile, Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari today denied that the family cluster involved human-to-human transmission, according to the AP. “I say firmly that it has not yet been transmitted from humans to humans,” she said.However, Indonesian authorities plan to continue monitoring the village where the cluster occurred for 3 more weeks, a week longer than recommended by the WHO, according to the AFP report.Bjorge said Indonesia is doing too little to control the disease in birds, AFP reported. “The situation is that there is a leak in the roof, and the ministry of health is just mopping up the floor every day,” he said. “And the leak in the roof is this continuing transmission of the virus from bird to bird.”He said Indonesia needs to launch mass culling of infected birds and increase testing of birds suspected of infection.The AP reported that authorities killed about 1,300 chickens today within a half mile of the home of the 15-year-old boy whose fatal case of avian flu was reported yesterday. The boy lived in the Tasikmalaya district of West Java province.last_img read more