Twitter Twitter Previous articleRed Cross breaks mask donation goal with help of Hoosier volunteersNext articleU.S. 31 Coalition pens letter to Governor Eric Holcomb Tommie Lee Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – February 2, 2021 5 581 Pinterest Facebook Elkhart County Health Dept. expects COVID restrictions to be in place for a while (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Elkhart County’s COVID-19 restrictions are likely to remain in place for a while.Elkhart County Health Officer Dr. Bethany Wait told The Elkhart Truth that she doesn’t anticipate the county’s COVID-19 mitigation directives will be modified or lifted until 70% of its adult population has been vaccinated.As of Monday only 2% had received the two doses.The Health Department is unsure when 70% might happen due a number of different factors that come into play.The county encourages those who are planning events to work with the Health Department to develop plans for safe events. Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest
Pladis has renamed its research and development (R&D) centre in High Wycombe after Lord Hector Laing, the long-time chairman of United Biscuits, and the grandson of Alexander Grant, who first produced the Digestive biscuit at McVitie’s.TV star Jamie Laing, whose great-great-grandfather was Alexander Grant, attended a ceremony yesterday (14 September) in High Wycombe to unveil a plaque in honour of Hector Laing and celebrate the 125th anniversary of McVitie’s Digestive biscuits. Hector Laing was the chairman of United Biscuits, which is now part of Pladis, from 1972 to 1990.The decision comes as Pladis wanted to recognise its 300-year baking and confectionery heritage and to acknowledge the former innovators who helped to create its products.“By naming a key business centre after one of the most important people in our company’s history, we’re bringing together our rich heritage and our future,” said Pladis CEO Cem Karakas. “Central to our company’s story is the contribution of our founders and generations of employees who created our rich heritage. Just like us, they worked to create little bites of happiness for people everywhere to enjoy and their legacy continues through our R&D work today.”Pladis is aiming to build upon its capabilities in R&D as part of its global expansion strategy to be the fastest-growing company in its sector.Over the last 18 months, Pladis has invested in two specialist baking and chocolate R&D centres in the UK and Belgium, as well as its R&D centre in Turkey.
In August of 2015, Butch Trucks & Friends were billed to play The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Typically an Allman Brothers Band curated event, the original drummer still honored the 45+ years of the band’s music with his fellow brethren, recruiting drummer Jaimoe, bassist Oteil Burbridge, percussionist Marc Quiñones, and guitarist Jack Pearson, all of which had played in the ABB at some point or another, in addition to keyboardist Bruce Katz (Gregg Allman Band), guitarist Pat Bergeson, and Lamar Williams Jr. (son of former ABB bassist Lamar Williams). With that much Allman Brothers blood on the stage, the synergy quickly led to the formation of Les Brers – a short-lived, revitalization of the Allman Brothers family and friends.Trucks passed away earlier this year, to the shock of many. Les Brers will be performing their final show at Peach Fest in his honor with “A Tribute to Butch Trucks.” The festival is going down August 10-13 on Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA with performances from Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Gov’t Mule & Friends, Joe Bonamassa, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and more. Check out the full lineup here.A note from the festival reads: “Please join us as we remember and salute Butch in the only way we know, playing the music that he and all of us love. – Jaimoe, Oteil, Marc, Jack, Bruce, Pat, & Lamar.”[Photo from Roots Rock Revival]
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Mark KernAuthorities are searching for a second suspect who escaped when they busted the first tending to a marijuana farm in a Commack recharge basin during a night-time raid this week.Mark Kern was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony marijuana possession, trespassing and resisting arrest following what investigators dubbed “Operation Green Thumb.”Kevin McPadden, deputy chief of the Smithtown public safety department, said his officers have been loosely watching the pot farm with hidden cameras since May, when town highway workers discovered a group of small marijuana plants.“Once the plants matured, we decided to go with a steady surveillance,” McPadden said. “They were planted in rows, kind of like in a terraced farm…something like you might see in Southeast Asia where it was different levels with wood borders going up a hillside in an isolated water basin.”The 54-year-old King Park man and his alleged accomplice were allegedly walking through the woods with water, fertilizer and head lamps when officers announced the bust and the second suspect fled through a hole in the fence, McPadden said.About 100 plants, some up to 10-feet tall, were uprooted and taken to Suffolk County police headquarters in Yaphank to be weighed. Drug Enforcement Administration agents also helped town officials with the investigation.Kern pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $5,000 cash or $15,000 bond. He is due back in court Oct. 2.Smithtown public safety officials ask that anyone with information about the case contact them at 631-360-7553.
Already, House Republicans are resisting an omnibus bill, and raising questions about whether Trump would even sign one. It’s also a question whether he’d sign another CR or a coronavirus stimulus package, when it comes down to it. If Trump really wants to upend the nation and the election (states have to certify the election by Dec. 8, the electoral college votes Dec. 14, the formal joint session of Congress to declare the official results is Jan. 6) he can refuse to fund the government. Whether enough Republicans in Congress would be nihilistic enough to refuse to override his veto is an actual question. Because it is 2020 and anything, absolutely anything, could happen.On coronavirus relief, McConnell has yet to budge in his rhetoric and he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi haven’t had any recent talks. Trump did tweet out one of his usual exhortations on Saturday: “Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!” Never mind that “big” and “focused” are in direct opposition right now—Pelosi wanting “big” and McConnell wanting “focused.” Who knows what Trump wants, other than to magic away election results and pretend like he’s not going to be vulnerable to prosecution in New York State in 64 days.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Who knows at this point what any of this means for the next month. The only thing certain is that as cases and hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus surge, as states increasingly have to shut down again, the economic pain increases even more. Thousand upon thousands of people face hunger, eviction, and financial ruin. And the obstruction of McConnell is making it worse. “More businesses will be at risk of permanently going out of business, which would dampen labor demand and potentially spur new rounds of layoffs. This suggests the labor market recovery could meaningfully slow or even reverse in coming months as the country tries to get the virus under control,” economists at Bank of America warned last week.That apparently is a feature and not a bug of McConnell’s plan to obstruct assistance. He wants to hamstring the Biden administration before it even begins. He doesn’t care who—or how many—suffer in the offing.
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“That is the only ground for extension of martial law. But it is clear since day one that the martial law or its extension in Mindanao has no basis,” he said. “It is high time that we lift bring back normalcy in the region.” “Do not dangle lifting martial law in Mindanao in exchange for the speedy passage of the Human Security Act,” Drilon said in statement. “The passage or non-passage of the amendments to the Human Securities Act is not a ground for extending martial law in Mindanao.” It has since been in effect after Congress, in special joint sessions, voted to approve its extension thrice — from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2017; from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018; and from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019./PN “The Constitution is clear: martial law may be declared if actual rebellion exists and Congress may extend the declaration if the rebellion persists and public safety requires it,” said Drilon, citing Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution. Lorenzana earlier said that he is not keen to recommend another extension of martial law in Mindanao but the enactment of a stronger law amending Republic Act 9372 or the Human Security Act of 2007 should be done. According to the Ilonggo lawmaker, President Rodrigo Duterte must lift the martial law in the entire island of Mindanao as there is no need for such declaration there. “I hope they will not use martial law to put pressure on Congress to pass the amendments to the Human Security Act. The non-passage of the amendments to the Human Security Act should not be used as a basis or justification to further extend martial law. The amendments need thorough debates,” Drilon said. MANILA – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana should not dangle the lifting of martial law declaration in Mindanao with the Congress’ amendments on Human Security Act, Sen. Franklin Drilon said. Drilon added the Congress can revoke martial law any time sans amendments to the Human Security Act as, as what Lorenzana has said, the martial law has been going on for too long. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following attacks launched by the Islamic State-linked Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
Police are learning more about a residential burglary that occurred on AugustRipley County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify the suspect in this photo.14.That day, police say at least one burglary occurred on State Road 62 in the Friendship area.On Thursday, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch drawing of a suspect and information regarding a suspicious vehicle that was in the area that day.Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills said,“ There was a faded blue pickup truck, possibly a Chevy S-10, or Ford Ranger style, in the area the day of the burglary.”Local authorities are hoping the public can assist with linking the truck along with the sketch drawing of the suspect.The composite sketch was illustrated by Cincinnati Police Department Detective Jane Noel.Sheriff Grills reminds citizens that the sketch may not be an exact match, but rather a drawing of a subject that is very close in description.If you recognize this individual please contact your local law enforcement authority, or the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office at 812.689.5558.The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and is appreciative of any help from the public.
Greensburg, In. — A Meet and Greet with Republican candidate for Greensburg mayor Kenny Hooten is planned for Monday, March 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mancino’s on Barachel Lane. The event is an opportunity to learn more about his vision for the future of Greensburg.Tickets are $15 and includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. To RSVP please call 812-593-8799 or email [email protected]
South African Ruan Pienaar was the hero as Ulster clinched a Heineken Cup quarter-final home tie with a brilliant 22-19 victory at Leicester. The scrum-half scored all Ulster’s points in an epic battle at Welford Road to ensure his side finished top of Pool Five with six wins from six matches. Pienaar scored a try, kicked the conversion and landed five penalties, including two monsters from inside his own half, in the final pool match. Ulster’s best chance came two minutes before the interval when they surged down t he right after robbing Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs. Winger Andrew Trimble latched onto the kick ahead and fed Payne but Trimble was adjudged to have put a foot in touch. Flood kicked penalties in the 4th, 11th and 23rd minutes, the first and last coming after Ulster were penalised at scrums where the Tigers had a definite edge. Pienaar replied with penalties in the 16th, 27th and 31st minutes and with Leicester losing number eight Jordan Crane and full-back Mathew Tait to injury, Ulster finished the half the stronger. The pair were replaced by Steve Mafi and Scott Hamilton. Flood restored Leicester’s lead seven minutes after the interval when he landed a 32-metre penalty after Ulster had again offended at a scrum. And 12-9 became 19-9 two minutes later when Morris scored the first try of the match, brilliantly converted from the right touchline by Flood. It came after great work by hooker Tom Youngs and winger Vereniki Goneva in the loose. Flood chipped down the right and Morris fended off a tackle to score in the corner, the try being awarded by the TV official. Minutes later it was all hands to the pump for Leicester, who failed to deal with a high ball and were pinned on their own line, with Pienaar coming close to scoring before the Tigers pinched the ball and half cleared their lines. Ulster, however, kept the pressure on and won a penalty which Pienaar kicked in the 57th minute to make it 19-12. And they were level a minute later after another high ball. Although Leicester dealt with this one Flood’s clearance was charged down by Pienaar who followed up for an easy try before converting from the right touchline. Pienaar then kicked another monster penalty, from a metre inside his own half, in the 69th minute to put Ulster ahead for the first time and Ulster withstood a Tigers o nslaught before finishing strongly. Press Association The Tigers, who will have to travel in the quarter-finals after their first home defeat in the competition since 2006-07, scored a try through winger Niall Morris and fly-half Toby Flood converted and also slotted four penalties. Pool leaders Ulster started the game two points ahead of Leicester and while both teams had already qualified the prize for the winners was a crucial home tie. Ulster made two changes from the side that beat Montpellier, bringing in prop Callum Black and back rower Roger Wilson, while Leicester recalled centres Anthony Allen and Matt Smith and locks Ed Slater and Graham Kitchener. Ulster had won all five of their pool matches while Leicester had lost one – at Ulster – and the previous five meetings between the sides had gone the way of the home side. The Tigers, backed by a vociferous 24,000 sell-out crowd, made a barnstorming start to a ferocious contest and led 6-0 after 11 minutes but Ulster pegged them back and the sides turned round level at 9-9 at half-time. Flood kicked three penalties but, crucially, missed the easiest of the lot when he hooked the ball wide of the left post in the 35th minute. Pienaar kept his side in the game with three penalties of his own, the third a monster from two metres inside his own half, before f ly-half Paddy Jackson was just wide with a snap drop-goal attempt in the 40th minute. Leicester just about edged the half but chances were few and far between and their best opportunity came in the 20th minute when Kitchener burst free from a ruck 40 metres out and looked certain to score – until full-back Jared Payne collared him just short of the line.