Mishawaka Cavemen football team placed into quarantine

first_img Google+ Mishawaka Cavemen football team placed into quarantine Pinterest (Photo supplied/School City of Mishawaka) The Mishawaka Cavemen football team has been put into quarantine after a member of the John Adams High School football team tested positive for COVID-19. The move was made after the player tested positive on Saturday, less than a day after the two teams competed on the football field. Mishawaka Superintendent Wayne Barker said though the news is not what anybody wants to hear after the the team’s third straight sectional championship, but the safety interests of the student-athletes is paramount.School City of Mishawaka issued the following statement on Saturday, Nov. 7:School City of Mishawaka was notified that an individual associated with the South Bend Adams High School football program received a positive COVID-19 test result this morning, November 7, 2020.First and foremost, we send our best wishes for the speedy and full recovery of this individual from Adams High School. Secondly, because our Mishawaka High School football team played Adams last evening we have consulted with the St. Joseph County Department of Health to determine our next steps. SCM Superintendent of Schools Wayne Barker said, “Out of an overabundance of caution, we have placed our Cavemen football players in a precautionary quarantine until further notice.” SCM contact tracing officials will actively work to determine if we have close contacts. All players/families will be contacted following this process. Superintendent Barker added, “I realize the timing of this news is not what any of us want to hear following last night’s third straight sectional championship in football; however, the safety interests of our student-athletes is paramount.” Facebook By Jon Zimney – November 7, 2020 0 912 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Previous articleBiden secures the 270 electoral votes needed to win PresidencyNext articleSeveral crashes under investigation in Elkhart County 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.last_img read more

Dawn launches summer-themed doughnut

first_imgDawn Foods has extended its Premium Donuts range with a summer-themed Raspberry & Cream Twist product.The Raspberry & Cream Twist Donut is “double-injected with raspberry and cream cheese filling inside the doughnut ring, which is topped with white icing with red/pink stripes”, according to Dawn.The product is vegetarian and halal-friendly.Dawn said the new doughnut has “a light fluffy texture, an eye-catchingly rich and appetising topping, and a delicious ‘end to end’ filling”.The Raspberry & Cream Twist joins Dawn’s range of Premium Donuts, which comprises:•          Seasonal Coconut – a ring doughnut with a sweet coconut filling and a covering of coconut flakes and smooth chocolate•          Strawberry Sprinkle – filled with strawberry jam, and coated in strawberry icing and multi-coloured sprinkles•          Chocca-Nut – featuring a hazelnut topping sprinkled with chopped nuts, and a smooth hazelnut sauce inside•          Cinn-Apple – with crunchy cinnamon sugar and an apple filling•          Triple-Choc – with a creamy chocolate sauce filling, and cocoa topping with sprinkles•          Caramel-Lace – coated in vanilla icing and caramel sauce, with a gooey caramel surprise inside.Dawn said in a statement that the range was “designed to tap the growing trend for premiumisation in sweet bakery, with interesting finishes, textures and flavour combinations providing added value”.Supplied frozen, with a frozen shelf life of 12 months, Dawn’s Premium Donuts can be thawed and served as required.last_img read more

PGGM to vote against re-appointment of entire board at mining company

first_imgDutch asset manager PGGM is to vote against the re-appointment of Barrick Gold Corporation’s entire board after attempts to engage with the company over governance concerns failed. Maurice Wilbrink, spokesman for the €189bn asset manager, said: “There haven’t been any improvements since PGGM addressed the company’s policy on governance and remuneration during the shareholders’ meeting last year.”He said PGGM had a €10m stake in the Canadian company, the world’s largest gold mining firm.“Weak corporate governance at Barrick is endangering shareholder value over the long term,” Wilbrink added, “and this will come at the expense of the pensions of our client pension funds.” He declined to elaborate, however, on how exactly Barrick’s governance procedures had failed.Separately, the €118bn Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) argued that Barrick’s board, despite recent appointments, lacked the requisite mining experience. It said it also failed to see a link between the new executive chairman’s pay and the company’s performance.PGGM, meanwhile, objected to the remuneration package given to Barrick chief executive John Thornton, a former Goldman Sachs banker who received a €3.2m pay rise last year, increasing his salary to €12m.The mining company’s other board members are also paid too much, it says.PGGM is involved in a similar dispute with US software firm Oracle, which has refused, it says, to engage with shareholders on remuneration.Earlier this year, PGGM and UK asset manager Railpen alleged that the interests of insider shareholders were more important those of external stakeholders and concluded that direct communication between shareholders and Oracle’s board was almost impossible.Barrick did not respond to IPE’s request for comment.last_img read more

Marseille and Inter Milan meet at Griffin Park

first_imgTwo of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in the second semi-final of the NextGen Series at Brentford’s Griffin Park on Wednesday night.The academy sides of Inter Milan and Marseille are competing for a place in the final of a new tournament which has been dubbed ‘the Champions League of youth football’.Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under 16s.Sixteen of the continent’s top clubs took part in the group phase which began back in August, with Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur representing England.Of those clubs, Liverpool went the furthest, getting knocked out in the first semi-final by Ajax.The winners of tonight’s game will face the Dutch team in Sunday’s final at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road ground.last_img read more

Ryk Neethling, king of swim

first_img22 February 2005South African Olympic gold medal hero Ryk Neethling confirmed his dominance of the FINA World Cup swimming series by winning five events in Brazil over the weekend, taking his victory total to 21 in the series.In addition, the 1 108 points he earned on the FINA points table for his world record setting time of 51.52 seconds in the 100 metres individual medley in New York went unchallenged, confirming him as the winner of the overall title – and a US$50 000 cheque.21 wins, big rewardsThe overall title, coupled with his 21 wins, meant that Neethling won over half-a-million rand in the eight-meet competition.At Belo Horizonte on Saturday, he won the 100 metres freestyle with ease in 47.50. He followed that up with an even easier win in the 100 metres individual medley in 52.77, then completed the day with a third victory in the 50 metres butterfly in 23.17.On Sunday he was again victorious in the 50 metres freestyle in a hasty 21.44, matching the time he recorded in New York, which was the fastest of the entire series.Five-time winnerNeethling’s five wins emulated his feat in Australia, where he was successful in the 100m freestyle, 100m medley, 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 50m freestyle.It looked like Roland Schoeman would be South Africa’s top performer after he won three events, finished second in one and third in another in the first meet of the 2004/2005 season, in Durban in November.Neethling notched up two victories, two second places and two thirds, but twice had to settle for second to his Olympic teammate, and finished third to Schoeman’s second in the 50m butterfly.The next time out, though, Neethling, admittedly in the absence of Schoeman, showed he meant business with his five-win performance in Melbourne.Both swimmers skipped the meet in Daejon, South Korea. In Stockholm, it again appeared that Schoeman would be the man to beat when he won the 100m individual medley in world record time and equaled the World Cup record in the 100m freestyle. He also outsprinted Neethling in the 50m freestyle.Ready for something specialAlthough he was second to Schoeman in the 100m freestyle and 100m medley, and took third in the 50m freestyle, Neethling swam a very hasty 1:43.01 to win the 200m freestyle, and with the advantage of hindsight, that was an indication that he was ready for something special.That special performance came in the 100m individual medley in Berlin, as he smashed Schoeman’s recently set world record with a time of 52.11.At the next meet in Moscow he again lowered the mark, touching in 52.01.Then, in New York, he obliterated the mark he set in Russia, clocking 51.52, the performance that would win him the overall World Cup title.Neethling put the cherry on the top with his second five-win performance in Brazil.Neethling’s World Cup resultsDurban 2nd 400m freestyle, 3:43.792nd 100m freestyle, 47.491st 100m individual medley, 53.132nd 50m freestyle, 21.833rd 50m butterfly, 23.611st 200m freestyle, 1:45.11 Melbourne 1st 100m freestyle, 46.941st 100m individual medley 53.011st 50m butterfly, 23.441st 200m freestyle, 1:43.794th 100m butterfly, 51.841st 50m freestyle, 21.68 DaejonDid not participateStockholm  2nd 100m freestyle, 47.012nd 100m individual medley, 52.611st 200m freestyle, 1:43.013rd 50m freestyle, 21.71 Berlin 1st 100m individual medley, 52.11, world record1st 200m freestyle, 1:42.753rd 50m freestyle, 21.60 Moscow 1st 100m freestyle, 47.301st 100m individual medley, 52.01, world record2nd 200m freestyle, 1:46.721st 200m individual medley, 1:57.223rd 50m freestyle, 22.03 New York  2nd 100m freestyle, 47.031st 100m individual medley, 51.52, world record1st 200m freestyle, 1:43.121st 50m freestyle, 21.44 Belo Horizonte 1st 100m freestyle, 47.501st 100m individual medley, 52.771st 50m butterfly, 23.171st 200m freestyle, 1:45.351st 50m freestyle, 21.44  Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa and Russia sign nuclear deal

first_img9 July 2015South Africa and Russia have signed two memoranda of understanding that are aimed at strengthening efforts between the two countries in the field of nuclear energy, according to the South African Department of Energy.The documents were signed at the seventh Brics Summit on 8 July between the Department of Energy and the Russian state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom. The summit is taking place in Ufa, Russia. Rosatom unites about 400 nuclear companies and research and development institutions that operate in the civilian and defence sectors.The first memorandum is on co-operation in training personnel for the South African nuclear power industry; the second is on co-operation in enhancement of public awareness of nuclear energy in South Africa.Regarding the former, the two countries intend to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry.“The countries will co-operate in order to provide training for five categories of specialists for the South African nuclear industry: nuclear power plant personnel, engineers and construction workers, staff for operations not related to the power industry, personnel for nuclear infrastructure, students and teachers,” said the department.Education programmes will be available to 200 South Africans at Russian universities and educational organisations.Exchange programmes and internshipsThe memorandum also stipulates the development of educational materials and scientific literature on nuclear power, exchange programmes for students at various levels of training, internships and summer courses, student competitions and teacher training.The second agreement, on public awareness of nuclear energy, stipulates joint efforts by the parties aimed at promoting nuclear power in South Africa, increasing the awareness of local residents of modern nuclear technologies used in the power industry and in other industries, and ensuring public acceptance of nuclear power.“In particular, the parties have agreed to work out a plan for the implementation of a joint communication programme to be launched in South Africa. The programme will involve the organisation of roundtables and other events aimed at the promotion of nuclear power and modern nuclear technologies,” explained the department.Rosatom and the Department of Energy will also consider the creation of a Nuclear Energy Information Centre in South Africa. The parties will seek to exchange information and best practices in the nuclear industry by organising working visits and international conferences and exhibitions.“The memoranda signed in Ufa represent another stage in the co-operation between the two countries aimed at strengthening joint efforts between Russia and South Africa in the field of nuclear energy.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

How three disruptive technologies can work together to change the world as we know it

first_imgFollow the Puck The amount of data a person can collect in the home is astounding. Nest controls your heating and cooling, collecting historical data of usage patterns. CURB connects to your fuse box to gather data on every outlet. Netatmo measures air particles, humidity and even noise. All this data can be overwhelming, and finding insights can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. However, once AI is trained to work with all this information, it won’t be long before our home lives are improved. VR enters the picture in scenarios like renovations or insurance evaluations — when contractors are able to virtually tour your home from their office, it streamlines processes significantly. How These Technologies Can Work Together in Different Industries As AI develops further potential of running on the edge, these three technologies’ relevance will only increase in significance. Their intersection is the key to unlocking the full potential of IoT applications. And VR is capable of so much more than entertainment and gaming; their greatest uses are in training and diagnostics — and AI and IoT sensors will make that more apparent as we move forward. Related Posts The Final Frontier: The Intersection of VR, AI, and IoT These technologies’ intersection has the potential to disrupt industries such as design, maintenance, logistics and many other fields. On the factory floor, for instance, IoT sensors collecting data on machinery enables predictive maintenance. And the ability to provide a remote visual to technicians in real-time can revolutionize the process. These technologies working in tangent provide the ability to zero in on problems much more effectively. K.R. SanjivChief Technology Officer for Wipro Limited Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Consumers Benefit From the Intersection of AI, VR, and IoT, Too In the digital journey, AI, IoT, and VR are all significant levers to redefine processes for both businesses and consumers. But it’s the combination of the three that will be the most disruptive. For entities looking to effect change, the key is to identify the right opportunity within this intersection and implement a pragmatic solution to leverage all three technologies together. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Consider another example: At my company, we are designing IoT sensors and solutions within the heavy equipment industry, building edge- and cloud-based analytic engines to address geospatial understanding, ring-fencing data and sensor-based performance details, to name a few areas. We are also digitizing this content for training and maintenance within this industry. In the heavy machinery industry, equipment idle time is a huge loss and makes machines prone to theft or misuse. Putting sensors for measuring various parameters such as engine parameters, fuel monitoring, and hydraulic pressures provides real-time analytics on the usage patterns. This demonstrates how a machine can be better utilized or flag any misuse, substantially improving the profitability and user experience for a company. Instances of this three-way intersection are happening across industries — and this trend is already leaking into the consumer market. Smart home sensors are becoming more prolific on the consumer market, and they’re beginning to do more with the data they generate via IoT. Everything from ambient temperature and air quality to lights, electricity, and even human activity can be monitored these days. There’s no shortage of data platforms, and IFTTT is currently serving as a break-fix to help with automation and other smart use cases. And this is just one example. IDC research shows spending on these next-gen technologies grew an estimated 17 percent in 2017 and will only accelerate over the next five years. In other words, we’re set to see a lot more interplay between the three technologies in the not-so-distant future. Tags:#AI#IoT#VR IoT, for example, doesn’t work on a hub-and-spoke model. Currently, the technology operates mostly on the IFTTT model — i.e., “if this, then that” — but relying on AI instead will create smarter, more granular connectivity. This isn’t a farfetched concept: AI requires data, which IoT generates, so it’s a match made in heaven. And VR brings it all together with an immersive visualization of the data, creating heightened simulations that enhance users’ experiences and understanding of a scenario. The use cases don’t stop there; these technologies are combining to improve our lives outside the home as well. Guru, for instance, is using VR to bring static museum artwork to life. AI is used to distinguish between buildings, objects and people in exhibits to identify themes. From there, it brings digital life to the figures and environments, immersing visitors in a whole new way to appreciate the art world. And public transportation can be improved by this technology intersection: Eye Create Worlds has a proof of concept in which a network of IoT sensors are placed throughout a city to allow a remote operator to optimize rail transportation networks in VR. Look at the Tour de France as an example. Today’s cyclists are heading into this summer’s race with significantly more information than previous competitors have been able to afford. Before the race begins, trainers with 360-degree cameras run routes so cyclists can get familiar with them through a VR simulation. Machine learning then uses historical data about the weather, environment and other cyclists to forecast racing conditions. Once the race is underway, heart rate monitors track movement efficiency, while a GPS and other sensors gather data on the bike. Alone, each feature is helpful — there’s no arguing that. But when brought together, users (the cyclists) find themselves in a heightened, immersive experience with the potential to prepare them for the race like no previous cyclists before them. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things are common buzzwords these days, but so often, businesses and individuals alike think of each in its own silo. That’s a disservice to emerging tech because combining each concept’s strengths will lead to solutions previously unimagined. Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutions K.R. Sanjiv is the Chief Technology Officer for Wipro Limited. The views expressed in this article are his own and his employer does not subscribe to the substance or veracity of these views. last_img read more

Learning about Stress in Young Military Children

first_imgThis blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network. What’s the difference between positive stress, tolerable stress and toxic stress?Why is it pointless to reason with a child in the middle of an emotionally charged moment?How can child care providers be a “buffer” to young children who are experiencing the stresses of military family life?These and many other topics were addressed in a recent webinar hosted by the Child Care group of the Military Families Learning Network. Presenter Dr. Diane Bales walked us through what stress is, how it affects young children in military families, and a number of strategies that child care professionals can use to ease that stress and lessen negative impact. The presentation also included excerpts from an interview with Dr. Will Mosier, faculty at Wright State University and Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Will shared helpful information on supporting children emotionally during stressful times.WEBINAR LINKHere are some key points that I thought were particularly helpful for child care professionals to know:Stress is any external event or circumstance that “throws us off balance,” that significantly changes our everyday experience.  Stresses can be positive events as well as negative events. For example, having a parent return home from a long deployment is a very positive event, and yet it significantly changes up the child’s usual daily life. Until a “new normal” is established, those changes, even though they are positive, can be stressors.Stressors cause physical and emotional responses and changes in all of us, including even very young children, that our outside of our control. In the short term, those responses can help us be alert and take action. But when stressors are overwhelming or persistent, children need additional support to bring those physically and emotionally intense responses back down to more normal levels. That’s where child care professionals can play a critical role for children in military families. Caring, knowledgeable, and sensitive providers can provide the extra support and attention to a child during the child care day that help insulate her from high levels of stress responses that all of the family members are dealing with when big changes occur.Helping young children cope with stressful situations isn’t complicated. Children are comforted and supported by simple but intentional strategies.Predictability and routine in the child care environment provide a sense of security and confidence to a child who is dealing with unpredictability and change at home. That predictability and routine include maintaining the usual rules and consequences about behavior. Though we may be tempted to “go easy” on a child who misbehaves when we know there are big changes at home, being firm and predictable in response will actually provide assurance and a sense of safety to him.Listening and showing empathy to a child’s emotions, without psychoanalyzing or presuming where those emotions are coming from, is very often all that’s needed for a child to regain a sense of equilibrium and calm.Young children often don’t know the words for the emotions they are feeling and can be frightened by their intensity. We can help by not only showing empathy but by giving them labels for the emotions they are feeling.  This includes positive emotions, like excitement and happiness, as well as negative emotions, such as sadness or anger.I hope this whets your appetite for more! If you visit our “Learn” page, you will find a recording for the entire, hour-long webinar and a link to a PDF of all of the slides so that you can print them out, make notes, and have them for future reference.  You’ll also find links to related resources that can help you in understanding the stresses of young military children’s lives and more ways that you can provide that safe, caring place that will help them cope with their current situation and build their resilience to stressors in the future. Here’s the LINK.And if you have your own stories of supporting military children and families through difficult changes, or you have more suggestions for building their ability to cope, we’d love to hear them!last_img read more