Floods cause chaos around the country

first_imgThis week’s extreme weather and severe flooding has caused chaos for bakers, millers and distributors around England and Wales.Production at Maple Leaf UK’s Rotherham bakery ground to a halt on Tuesday, as the electricity went down on its industrial estate.Guy Hall, deputy managing director, told British Baker the building was not structurally affected but that the car park and surrounding roads were under three feet of water. “We have no idea when we will be able to start production again,” he said. “It depends how fast the water recedes and when we can get deliveries in and out.”A Rank Hovis mill in Rotherham was also temporarily closed down. Jon Tanner, sales and marketing director of RHM, said the basement of the mill was flooded on Monday and the premises were evacuated. He added that there was no material damage.The Sheffield area and its neighbouring towns were cut off from the rest of the country.Mike Holling, of Birds of Derby, said: “I’ve never seen so much rain fall in my life. It’s utter chaos. One of our bakery shops in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, was closed down on Monday because we couldn’t even get to it.”Gill Brooks-Lonican, chief executive of the National Association of Master Bakers, said even in places where the weather was less severe, it was still having a big impact on trade, especially in resorts such as Blackpool and Cornwall. “Often people like to buy pies and sandwiches and sit on the beach. At the moment no one wants to leave home,” she said.The British Chamber of Commerce said the torrential rain could cost the economy up to £400m a day, with staff unable to get to work or arriving late because of transport problems.last_img read more

Metro Homicide investigating a fatal shooting involving a child in South Bend

first_img (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A child was killed in a shooting in South Bend on Thursday.St. Joseph County Metro Homicide is investigating the shooting, which happened shortly before noon in the 600 block of Leland Avenue.A family member of the victim transported the child to the hospital before officers arrived. The child was pronounced dead a short time later.The victim’s name and age are being withheld pending notification of the family, and an autopsy has been set for Saturday in Fort Wayne.The circumstances that led to the shooting remain under investigation. No arrests or charges have been announced. WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – June 18, 2020 0 447 Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSouth Bend Police Department unveils latest draft of discipline matrixNext articleIUPUI Study: COVID-19 grip on Indiana loosening Tommie Lee Facebook Metro Homicide investigating a fatal shooting involving a child in South Bend Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: Minister for the Middle East statement following meeting with Syrian Opposition

first_img Media enquiries The UK continues to play a leading role in response to the tragedy in Syria. We have committed nearly £2.5 billion to our humanitarian response to the crisis. I am alarmed that in spite of commitments to de-escalation the regime and its backers continue to bomb and shell opposition areas in eastern Ghouta and Idlib. In recent weeks these regime offensives have killed hundreds of civilians, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed hospitals and other civilian infrastructure. These attacks must stop. After nearly seven years of conflict and over 400,000 deaths, it is abundantly clear that only a political settlement can bring a durable end to the human suffering and the regional instability the conflict fuels. Along with our international partners, the UK supports the efforts of the UN-mediated Geneva process as we believe this is the best way of reaching a lasting political settlement to end the conflict. We commend the constructive engagement by Nasser Hariri and the Syrian opposition in the latest round of Geneva talks and call on the Syrian regime to likewise engage constructively and agree to direct talks. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists Follow Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt @AlistairBurtUK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Further information Email [email protected]last_img read more

Gregg Allman Surprises Fans At Intimate NYC Show With An Allman Brothers Classic [Watch]

first_imgOn Wednesday night, Scott Sharrard and The Brickyard Band played a free show at Rockwood Music Hall. Sharrard, guitarist and bandleader of the Gregg Allman Band, had a few surprises up his sleeve, including guest appearances from percussionist Marc Quiñones (Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman Band), keyboardist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), and the midnight rider himself, Gregg Allman.Thanks to some lucky fans over at Rock, Roots, & Blues, we can watch the reunited band members perform the Allman Brothers classic “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” in the video below. Enjoy!Check out “Love like Kerosene” as well, the final song with Bill Sims, Quinones, and Peter Levin. Setlist: Scott Sharrard at Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY – 6/8/16Brand New FreeRock And A Hard PlaceSweet CompromiseAngelineLoving YouLone RangerCatfish (w/ Bill Sims)Meet Me In The Morning (w/ Bill Sims)Natural Ball (w/ Bill Sims)I Shall Be Released (w/ Bill Sims)8 Days On The road (w/ Bill Sims, Marc Quinones, and Peter Levin)Aint Wasting Time No More (w/ Gregg Allman, Marc Quinones, and Peter Levin)Big Legged Woman (w/ Bill Sims, Marc Quinones, and Peter Levin)Blues Shuffle (w/ Bill Sims, Marc Quinones, and Peter Levin)Love Like Kerosene (w/ Bill Sims, Marc Quinones, and Peter Levin)[Photo by Mark Dershowitz]last_img read more

Dead & Co Closes Summer Tour With Sunshine Daydream Fireworks Spectacle At Wrigley [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Dead & Company rounded out their 19-date summer tour with a with their second night at Chicago’s storied Wrigley Field. Coming in hot off a top notch set two on Friday night, the band went big for their tour closer, delivering a team-centric performance that saw Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti each get multiple chances to shine, both as individual musicians and as the steadily tighter and more cohesive unit they’ve become over the last month on the road.The show began with a trio of tunes last played at the band’s New York performance last weekend–“Cold Rain and Snow,” “Jack Straw,” and “Tennessee Jed,” before Mayer, Burbridge, and Weir each took a turn at lead vocals on the tour debut of “Ship of Fools.” From there, John and Bobby brought out their acoustic guitars to finish off the previous night’s second-set “Dark Star,” which flowed into a beautiful acoustic “Friend of the Devil” for good measure. Finally, Mayer took the reigns for fantastic set-closing one-two punch, leading the way through revelrous renditions of classic Dead sing-alongs “Althea” and “Casey Jones.” You can watch pro-shot footage of the band’s show-opening “Cold Rain and Snow” below, via Dead & Co’s YouTube page:After a break, the band returned to the stage with a sunny Sugar Magnolia, building to a euphoric peak on the back of some impressive soloing from John. Instead of the tune’s usual ending “Sunshine Daydream” refrain, the band opted for funky reading of “Dancin’ In The Street.” Next, Weir took the band from dancin’ to playin’ with “Playin’ In The Band,” which gracefully gave way to the second-ever Dead & Co rendition of Garcia/Hunter classic “Comes A Time,” featuring Oteil singing lead. Just like his debut performance of the tune at Citi Field, the bassist’s haunting vocals tugged at the audience’s collective heartstrings in a way few musicians can. You can watch pro-shot footage of “Sugar Magnolia” below, via Dead & Co’s YouTube page:The second half of set two was one long summer tour victory lap. First, a classic “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” pairing (with Burbridge once again handling lead vocals on “Fire”) flowed into one more “Drums > Space” before landing in a pulsing “The Other One.” From there, Bob led a powerfully wistful cruise through “Days Between,” before everyone joined in on vocals for a set closing “Not Fade Away.”The “Not Fade Away” clapping–the de facto heartbeat of live Dead–kept its promise as the band waited to re-emerge for their encore, the cadence echoing through the century-old stadium. The band returned to bid the fans farewell with a gorgeous and appropriate “Brokedown Palace” encore, before making one final surprise curtain call: a tour-closing fireworks spectacle, soundtracked by the “Sunshine Daydream” that was missing from the set-opening “Sugar Magnolia.”With their emphatic finale at Wrigley, Dead & Company capped a summer run that saw the six-piece mosaic of founding members and fresh faces truly come into their own as a band to be reckoned with. The spirit of the Grateful Dead is alive and well with Dead & Co, and we truly can’t wait for this band to get back out on the road and keep doing what they do so well. Many thanks to Bobby, Billy, Mickey, Johnny, Jeff and Oteil for a fantastic summer. You know our love will not fade away…You can watch crowd-shot footage of the encore and fireworks display below, via YouTube user Johnny A:You can also watch fan-shot footage of “Ship of Fools” (via Sojahsey1), “Althea” (via Matt Frazier), and the acoustic “Dark Star” > “FOTD” (via Still Dead) below:“Ship of Fools”“Althea”“Dark Star” (verse 2) > “Friend of the Devil”[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.]SETLIST: Dead & Company | Wrigley Field | Chicago, IL | 7/1/17Set One: Cold Rain & Snow, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Ship Of Fools, Dark Star (verse 2) > Friend of the Devil, Althea, Casey JonesSet Two: Sugar Magnolia > Dancin’ In The Street, Playin’ In The Band > Comes A Time, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Drums > Space > The Other One, Days Between, Not Fade AwayEncore: Brokedown PalaceEncore 2: Sunshine Daydream (with fireworks display)last_img read more

New program aims to build genetics research capacity in Africa

first_imgA new collaboration between researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and six African universities and institutes aims to boost genetics research capacity in Africa, and ultimately to help close gaps in knowledge about mental health in a population historically excluded from genetics research.The GINGER (Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research) program has recruited 17 young African scientists who, over the course of two years starting this July, will attend workshops in Boston and London on topics including epidemiology, bioinformatics, genetics, and grant writing. In between, they will return to their home universities, where they’ll receive virtual mentoring and onsite research skills training. The trainees will ultimately become trainers themselves, and share what they’ve learned with their colleagues.On Feb. 3, 2017, GINGER hosted a “Curriculum Jamboree,” sponsored by the Harvard Chan School and the Stanley Center. Thirty researchers from the U.S.—representing the School, the Stanley Center and the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston University—together with collaborators from partner institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the United Kingdom attended the event. Over the course of a day spent brainstorming ideas and debating curriculum design, they emerged with a plan for the program’s course offerings.“Great science and great discoveries come from people who work together,” Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle Williams said in her opening remarks. Steve Hyman, director of the Stanley Center, echoed that message. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Fr. Warner selected as 12th Superior General

first_imgThe Congregation of the Holy Cross has a new leader in Rome, and he’ll arrive from Notre Dame. Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Richard V. Warner was elected on July 16 to become the 12th Superior General of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Rome. Warner graduated from Notre Dame in 1962 and received an honorary degree in 1987 from the University. He also studied theology at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1966. “Fr. Warner has served Notre Dame with distinction in many and varied capacities, and we are collectively — and I am personally — indebted to him for his wise counsel, witness to the Gospel and service to our campus and broader community,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in a press release. After his ordination, Fr. Warner returned to Chile to teach English for six years before becoming the provincial treasurer for the Indiana Holy Cross Province. In 1979, he became Provincial Superior for the Indiana chapter. Warner, a counselor to then-University President Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy, became director of Campus Ministry in 1989 and has held the position for more than 20 years. In his new position, Warner will succeed Fr. Hugh W. Clearly. He will oversee the international missions and operations of the Congregation, founded in France in 1837 by Blessed Basil Moreau. Warner will work primarily from Rome, according to the release. The Congregation of Holy Cross is an order of more than 1,500 priests and has founded eight colleges and universities in the United States, including Notre Dame, and 45 secondary schools worldwide, the release said. In addition to education, the Holy Cross is actively committed to parish work and missionary outreach. The Holy Cross currently has a presence in 16 countries on five continents. “The General Chapter has made an astute decision in electing Fr. Warner to lead our congregation and, while we will miss him and his ministry at Notre Dame, we rejoice that his talents will be shared in new ways around the world,” Jenkins said in the release. Please see page 16 for a related letter from Fr. Thomas Doyle, vice president for student affairs.last_img read more

Lecturer examines international law

first_imgBrigham Young University (BYU) law professor David H. Moore gave a lecture focused on the relationship between international law and its domestic enforcement in the United States at the Eck Hall of Law on Thursday, sponsored by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.Moore said there is a fundamental conflict between two concepts: the effectiveness of international law and the integrity of proper domestic governance.“In my opinion, the Supreme Court is trying to accommodate both concerns in their decisions,” Moore said.According to Moore, the primary sources of international law are treaties, which are formal legal agreements between nations, and customary international law, which consists of non-binding conventions that countries traditionally follow. Illustrating this distinction with an example, Moore said diplomatic immunity existed as a informal mutual agreement between countries before it was codified into law with formal treaties.Moore then explained the principle of self-execution. International law that is ratified by the U.S. must include a provision that specifies in what way it should be enforced to fulfill the standard of self-execution. Otherwise, Moore said, international law cannot be enforced in the U.S., absent of authorization from a branch of government.“However, a broad notion of non-self-execution violates the Supremacy Clause [of the Constitution],” Moore said. “This is because the Supremacy Clause states that formally ratified treaties must be treated as the law of the land.”Moore said the case of Medellin v. Texas demonstrates the principle of non-self-execution. Medellin, a convicted Mexican national on death row, appealed his conviction because Texas legal authorities failed to allow him to contact the Mexican consulate in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The Supreme Court sided with Texas and decided that international treaties are not applicable to domestic law unless Congress implements an enforcement statute or the treaties include self-executing provisions.“There are two basic views on relationship between customary international law and federal common law,” Moore said.The modern position believes international law can be enforced to a large extent by the courts while the revisionist camp argues it can only be enforced as authorized by Congress or the executive branch.Moore referenced the case of Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain to show how the Supreme Court interprets these two views. The case involved a suspected cartel member who had been abducted to face murder charges by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The court held that an abducted foreign national could face prosecution, but the act of kidnapping itself might be a violation of international law and thus provide grounds for civil litigation under the Alien Tort Statute.“Most scholars see the court’s decision as a victory for the modern view, but I think they confuse two questions: whether Alien Tort Statute creates a cause of action and whether customary international law is federal common law in the absence of political branch intent,” Moore said.In fact, Moore said the court’s analysis actually endorses the revisionist position with its focus on Congressional intent and concern with separation of powers.“Academic commentary is out of step,” Moore said. “Incorporation [of international law] through the political branches is the appropriate direction.”Tags: David H. Moore, domestic governance, international law, Lawlast_img read more

Powdery mildew

first_imgIf the dogwood trees in your landscape are shedding their leaves, they may be suffering the side affects of powdery mildew. A common fungal disease, powdery mildew affects numerous ornamental plants including dogwood, rose, phlox and many bedding plants. During recent weeks, this disease has been especially severe in Georgia landscapes. Recent weather has created ideal conditions for powdery mildew to develop. Powdery mildew peaks under damp warm day and cool night conditions. It generally does not cause serious damage to its host, but it can interfere with normal growth and reproduction and, if severe, can cause significant plant decline.Because powdery mildew can cause premature defoliation of numerous plants, it alarms gardeners. Often infected plants will produce new growth that may or may not become infected depending upon environmental conditions.Powdery mildew is most common on plants growing in shady areas. Since the disease is favors high humidity, increasing air circulation and light penetration can reduce infection. This can be accomplished in overgrown landscapes by selectively pruning. Increasing ventilation and light intensity can reduce disease.The powdery mildew fungus grows over the surface of tender leaf and stem and gives them a white to gray appearance. Young leaves are typically infected first. The fungus then sends structures into the epidermal cells of the leaf to act as anchors to absorb water and nutrients from the plant. The plant slowly declines as a result of the fungus.Other symptoms of infection may include dwarfing, distortion, chlorosis, premature senescence and browning of leaves, and blemished or aborted fruits and flowers. Throughout the growing season new infections may develop on plants that continue to produce new, succulent shoots. Powdery mildew infect cannot be stopped by severely pruning and cutting back plants. Air currents disperse the spores in greatest number midday.Chemical control is seldom recommended in home landscapes. When control is necessary select a fungicide that’s label specifies effectiveness against powdery mildew. Fungicides protect healthy tissue from infection but they do not cure diseased tissue. The white to gray powdery growth on the leaf will remain after spraying. Repeated applications are necessary to control powdery mildew. Follow label directions carefully before use.For more information on controlling diseases in home landscapes, see the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications/.last_img read more

Twenty More Military Health Personnel from the Brazilian Air Force Head to Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo February 12, 2010 Congratulations to all the staff of the barracks and Navy and Air Force and other military team in the world. Every human being is to serve God so if the world were equal, there wouldn’t be such a tragedy – lack of God. I have a brother who’s there. Sergeant Fonseca de Taubaté sends him and all a hug. God be with you. Twenty more military health personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and technicians, are headed to the city of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, flying on a C-130 Hercules aircraft. These professionals practice in Air Force units based in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. They will work at the Field Hospital situated next to the Brazilian base in the Haitian capital. During an interview with Air Force FM, Brazilian Air Force Captain Rodolfo Siqueira, a radiologist, said that the entire team is very much looking forward to starting to see patients and to be able to help the devastated population. “There is no doubt that this is a very special mission for all of us. The patients are people who already had difficulties and were hit by this catastrophe.” The Brazilian Air Force Field Hospital has been in Haiti since January 17. Up to now, over four thousand patients have been seen. Among the services most in demand are orthopedic and facial surgeries on victims of the January 12 earthquake.last_img read more