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47th Annual Music & Arts Festival Cancelled Due to Pandemic

first_imgBatesville, IN— The Batesville Music & Arts Festival Committee announced Monday that based on an abundance of caution and in conjunction with Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back On Track plan, the 2020 Music & Arts Festival has been canceled.The two-day festival was scheduled for June 18-19 and marked the 47th consecutive year of the festival that celebrates the arts, music, and culture in the Batesville area. The Back On Track plan recommends that large events such as festivals are to remain closed until July 4. “We fully appreciate this annual festival that has been a summer tradition in our city,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “Our top priority is to protect our citizens and feel it is necessary at this time to postpone the Music & Arts Festival but fully expect to renew it in 2021.”The festival was scheduled to include the Batesville Area Arts Council, Miss Shannon’s Music Studio Children’s Music Show, Eureka Band, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Five Lights Band, WRBI and local restaurants.The dates for the 2021 festival will be announced in the near future.last_img read more

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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

first_imgKeynote Paula Williams Madison at the recent JWOF conference Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2017.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal at a tertiary institution. Must be South Florida residentsIn order to meet the criteria for the scholarship opportunity, the candidate must be a resident of South Florida, and have a high school graduating 3.5 GPA, which must be maintained throughout the tenure of the scholarship.  Application must be submitted by Thursday, February 15, 2018.Commitment to be a volunteerAs part of the qualifying criteria, the candidate is required to demonstrate commitment as a volunteer in community projects by performing a minimum of forty hours per semester. In addition, the candidate must compose an essay (not more than two (2) pages, double-spaced), explaining why she should be awarded this scholarship.  The applicant’s study program should also include credits in International Studies and/or Women’s studies, if available.  The application material should include the following: (1) the essay, (2) list of volunteer/community projects and (3) school transcript.  These must be accompanied by candidate’s contact information (name/address/telephone/email address).  The information can be emailed to Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) at [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 551677, Davie, FL 33355. Application must be received by Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Scholarship will be awarded at the fifth anniversary celebration of the JWOF organization which takes place at the Women’s Empowerment Conference and Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 8,  at the Jungle Island, Miami Beach.  Further details regarding the scholarship and anniversary celebration is available online www.JamaicanWomenOfFlorida.comlast_img read more

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NBA trade rumors: Pistons talking with Grizzlies about acquiring guard Mike Conley

first_img NBA trade rumors: Teams have inquired about Clippers forward Tobias Harris The Pistons could be looking to upgrade their backcourt.Detroit has “engaged in talks” with the Grizzlies about acquiring Mike Conley Jr., according to a report from the Detroit Free Press, which cites unidentified league sources. Memphis is reportedly looking to move the 31-year-old point guard. The Jazz are also interested in dealing for Conley and they’ve offered the Grizzlies a package centered around Ricky Rubio and a future first-round pick in exchange for him, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.Conley has spent his entire 12-year career in Memphis. He has tallied 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while knocking down 35.9 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19. Related Newscenter_img Conley agreed to a five-year, $153 million extension with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016.The Pistons enter play Monday two games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 22-29 record. Meanwhile, Memphis stands at 21-33 and is all but out of the postseason race. NBA trade rumors: Kings ‘willing to talk about’ moving center Willie Cauley-Steinlast_img read more

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World Series odds 2020: Dodgers, Yankees betting favorites for shortened MLB season

first_imgThe season may be different, but the money’s still green.If you’re looking to put some shekels down on the 2020 MLB season, then the teams at the top won’t surprise you. After all, a short season should favor the deep teams, and a 60-game sample size should be enough to know who’s going to be good and who isn’t, if past seasons are any indication. If you’re feeling lucky, here’s what you need to know:World Series odds 2020Here are the updated odds to win the World Series in 2020 after MLB announced it will play a 60-game season, last updated on July 23:Los Angeles Dodgers +450New York Yankees +450Houston Astros +1000Tampa Bay Rays +1400Minnesota Twins +1600Atlanta Braves +1800Washington Nationals +1800Cincinnati Reds +2000Chicago White Sox +2000New York Mets +2000Oakland Athletics +2000Chicago Cubs +2500Cleveland Indians +2800St. Louis Cardinals +2800Los Angeles Angels +3000San Diego Padres +3000Milwaukee Brewers +3500Philadelphia Phillies +3500Arizona Diamondbacks +5000Boston Red Sox +5000Texas Rangers +7500Toronto Blue Jays +10000Colorado Rockies +125000San Francisco Giants +15000Kansas City Royals +25000Detroit Tigers +25000Baltimore Orioles +30000Miami Marlins +30000Pittsburgh Pirates +30000Seattle Mariners +30000MORE: Get the latest MLB odds at SportsInsider.com So, it’s no surprise that the Yankees and Dodgers lead the way on the moneyline per Sports Insider, but there are several other intriguing bets, should you choose to make things interesting.MORE: Everything you need to know about the 2020 MLB seasonAs mentioned, that two-month sprint would probably benefit the good-on-paper teams, but don’t be surprised if others make magical runs. The Cubs at +2500 and the Rays at +1400 aren’t bad looks, especially in a short season.Just keep in mind, the eventual 2019 World Series champion Nationals were 27-33 through their first 60 games last year, so anything can happen in Major League Baseball, especially over a 60-game sprint.last_img read more

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Being helpful may lead to mental exhaustion

Being helpful may lead to mental exhaustion

first_imgThe findings showed that the exhaustion levels were greater in employees with high “pro-social motivation” – or those who care deeply about the welfare of others. “Helping co-workers can be draining for the helpers, especially for employees who help a lot,” said Russell Johnson, Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the US.“When the high pro-social motivation people are asked for help, they feel a strong obligation to provide help, which can be especially taxing,” he added. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For the study, the team conducted a survey on 68 employees across various industries, including finance, engineering and health care, for 15 consecutive workdays.“On days when employees find themselves engaging in unusually high amounts of helping, they can attempt to bolster their energy by the strategic use of breaks, naps and stimulants like caffeine,” the researchers suggested. Help-seekers, on the other hand, should realise that asking for help, especially multiples times a day, has detrimental effects on the employees who are helping, the researchers said.last_img read more

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Hakim looks to bring maintenance of all roads under KMC flyovers under

Hakim looks to bring maintenance of all roads under KMC flyovers under

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also in charge of the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department, will send a proposal to the state government to designate Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) for maintenance of all city roads and Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) for maintenance of all city bridges and flyovers.The proposal will also contain the appeal to designate the state Public Works Department (PWD) to carry out maintenance of bridges and flyovers in the districts. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”In recent times there have been issues, particularly over maintenance of roads and flyovers in the city and passing over responsibility to one another. If the entire maintenance work is done by KMC for roads and KMDA for the flyovers, then work can be done quickly and in a smoother way. So we will be sending a proposal to the government,” Hakim said after attending a high level meeting at the KMC headquarters with officials from KMDA, PWD, Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), West Bengal Pollution Control Board etc. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHowever, KMC or KMDA will collect maintenance charge from the respective agencies which own different roads or flyovers. It may be mentioned that during the monsoon season this year, when the roads in the city had developed potholes at a number of places, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had instructed KMC to carry out road repair and later charge fees from the agencies. Apart from KMC, there are roads in the city that are maintained by the state PWD, state Irrigation department, KMDA, HRBC etc. Kolkata Port Trust is also responsible for road maintenance in a large part of the Port area.last_img read more

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TMC manages leads in 164294 Assembly constituencies

TMC manages leads in 164294 Assembly constituencies

first_imgKolkata: Despite BJP’s win in 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has managed to retain a lead in 164 out of 294 Assembly constituencies in the state.According to figures released by the Election Commission, BJP has managed lead in 121 Assembly segments while the Congress that has managed only two seats in the Lok Sabha has a lead in only nine Assembly segments. The BJP had a lead in 3 Assembly segments while the Congress had a lead in 44 Assembly seats in 2016 Assembly polls. The Left that had a lead in 26 Assembly constituencies could not secure a lead in a single Assembly seat. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe results of the ruling party has been shattering particularly in the eight LS seats with 56 Assembly constituencies in North Bengal. In Alipurduar, the saffron party has taken a lead in all the Assembly seats, in Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, BJP has taken a lead in six of the 7 Assembly seats, in Raiganj the saffron brigade has a lead in four of the seven seats. In Balurghat, the TMC scored a lead in 4 Assembly segments, but the BJP’s lead in three seats surpassed the total number of votes secured by TMC candidate. The situation was same in Malda Dakshin too where BJP managed a lead in three Assembly seats out of seven but ended in the winning side. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn the Assembly constituencies of Natabari that falls under North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh, Dabgram Fulbari that falls under state Tourism minister Goutam Deb, Mathabhanga under state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman, BJP has taken a lead. TMC has managed to retain all its seats in the city and its suburbs but lead by the BJP in some Assembly seats have emerged as a concern for the TMC. Mala Roy secured lead in six of the seven Assembly segments in Kolkata South but state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay’s Rashbehari constituency went in favour of the saffron party. Sudip Bandyopadhyay won from Kolkata North seat but lost from Minister of State Shashi Panja’s Shyampukur Assembly segment and also from Jorasanko. For TMC candidate Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar who won the Barasat seat failed to lead from Bidhannagar Assembly constituency that comes under state Fire minister Sujit Bose and the Habra seat under state Food minister Jyotipriya Mallick. Sougata Roy managed to win the Dum Dum seat but lagged behind in the Rajarhat- Gopalpur Assembly segment that comes under state Technical Education minister Purnendu Basu. Mimi Chakraborty from Jadavpur seat managed to take a lead in all the Assembly segments as did Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour seat with a whooping lead of over 87,000 votes from Metiabruz in the city’s fringes. State Agricultural Marketing minister Tapan Dasgupta, MLA from Saptagram under Hooghly LS seat, state Labour minister Moloy Ghatak of Asansol North from Asansol LS seat, State Correctional Affairs minister Ujjal Biswas from Krishnanagar South under Krishnanagar LS seat also failed to give the party candidates leads in their respective Lok Sabha seats. BJP won Hooghly and Asansol seats but lost the Krishnanagar seat to TMC’s Mahua Moitra.last_img read more

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