first_imgIndiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will visit with South Ripley students on Thursday.Upperclassmen at South Ripley High School will have the opportunity to receive financial advice from one of Indiana’s top officials.Secretary of State Connie Lawson will give a presentation on financial literacy to the junior and senior class on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.South Ripley Superintendent Rob Moorhead hopes the presentation will help students avoid money mistakes in the future.“An opportunity to have a dignitary such as Secretary of State, come to your school and really express her feelings on financial literacy, really sends a message,” Moorhead said.Lawson has been reaching out to high school students throughout the state to educate them on financial literacy. Last month she made a stop at Switzerland County High School and Rising Sun High School.last_img read more

first_imgWelcome to the 2018 Hot Stove, where talk is cheap and rumors are often shot down with rumors. Related News Whatever the case, the 30-year-old left-hander would be a nice fit atop the Braves rotation. The 2015 Cy Young Award winner had a 12-11 mark in 2018, with a 3.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP.Heyman reported the Braves are also eyeing a reliever and outfielder. The Braves finished 90-72 last year but lost to the Dodgers in the NLDS. The Braves have made Dallas Keuchel their No. 1 target in free agency, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported Sunday night.Atlanta GM Alex Anthopoulos has noted the team needs a front-line starter, and last week a rumor surfaced that the Astros veteran would be in the mix. Is he now “atop their wish list,” as Heyman reported? MLB trade rumors: Yankees still discussing dealing starter Sonny Gray to Padrescenter_img Not so fast, says Kris Willis of TalkingChop.com, who called the report “suspect” and suggested Keuchel’s agent might be “using the media to try and drum up interest for his client.” MLB hot stove: Yankees will reportedly meet with Manny Machado, not willing to spend $300M for himlast_img read more

first_imgFrom a vertiginous height of 65 meters, I soak in a breathtaking panorama of Vienna, the Austrian capital city. Terracotta rooftops in hues of sherbet, exquisite neo-classical buildings, glitzy post-modern facades and skyscrapers fill the lens of my DSLR. In the distance loom the lush Vienna woods.I’m ensconced in one of the 22 capsules of the Wiener Riesenrad, a giant wheel at Prater Park – the oldest amusement park in the world. One of the city’s marquee attractions, the Reisenrad was built in 1897, my guide Susanne Maurer informs me as we’re hoisted to a dizzying height, turning our legs to jelly.Disgorged from the contraption after the 20-minute ride, we amble towards Prater Park’s other attractions – more rides, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Vienna Chocolate Museum. In the last, we learn about cocoa’s transformation from a dark, rugged bean to a glistening product through engaging exhibits.Chocolate making workshops are in progress for apron-swathed kids who seem to be clearly having a good time.The possibilities for fun-loving tourists are endless in Vienna. Known by varied monikers, such as the ‘city of music’ and the ‘city of dreams, the central European metropolis’, offerings are diverse and eclectic. Over the course of my six-day stay, I also checked these out:SCHONBRUNN PALACE Schonbrunn is to Austria what the Taj Mahal is to India – a stellar destination that offers a snapshot of the country’s imperial past. I strolled through the colossal 1,441-room structure admiring its sumptuous furnishings, handcrafted furniture and artworks observing how Austrian royalty lived. The palace’s gorgeously landscaped gardens – tended to by hundreds of gardeners – are eminently Instagram-able.advertisementTHE STRUDEL SHOW One of Vienna’s most popular desserts is the apple strudel, the oldest strudel recipe dates back to 1696. It is now one of Vienna’s most iconic dishes and a musttry when you’re in this charming city.You can even master the technique of rustling up this confection at a strudel show in Schonbrunn Palace. For this I headed down to the imperial bakery at Café Residenz where a witty chef whipped up this traditional desert with pastry so thin I could see through it. The best part – I got to sample it afterwards and take home the original recipe, too.VIENNA STATE OPERA Opera and fine architecture are synonymous with Vienna, and the Vienna State Opera melds both nicely. The exquisite building, located smack dab in the heart of downtown (Innere Stadt district), is considered one of the finest opera houses in the world.With its neo-Renaissance façade, sundry arches and arched windows, and baroque interiors, it mimics a palace more than a place of musical celebration. Enjoy a performance here by booking in advance as tickets are sold out quickly.THE NASCHMARKT Savour a slice of local life at this popular alfresco food market which best reflects Vienna’s pluralistic ethos. Shopkeepers, artisanal farmers and producers from over 40 nations sell everything from fresh fruit to vegetables to herbs, spices, cheese, sausage, seafood, vinegar, apparel and footwear.The atmosphere is so thick it can be sliced with a knife. The sounds, sights and smells are tantalising with vendors hollering and inviting you for free tastings. Israeli, Iranian, Egyptian and Turkish cafes selling succulent kebabs, shakshuka, falafel and other authentic delicacies add to the market’s vibrancy.SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL One of the finest institutes for classical dressage in the world and a long-standing Austrian tradition, the Spanish Riding School has been training pedigreed horses in the art of dressage for centuries. For equestrian sports lovers this is a must see in Vienna, while non-riders can still appreciate the passion and love that is put into this art form.The riding school was built during the Habsburg monarchy and has stood ever since. Demonstrations/training sessions of the graceful thoroughbreds to the sound of Mozart/Beethoven music will keep you thoroughly enchanted through the two-hour show.VIENNA WOODS At the foothills of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Vienna Woods lie to the west of the city straddling 45km. The area is a popular getaway for the locals as well as tourists. Several rivers form the boundaries of the woods where you can enjoy a bucolic landscape. Underground boat rides (seegrotte), hunting lodges and picturesque villages unblemished by modernity add a touch of whimsy to the setting.BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT Last but not least, don’t forget to breathe deep – really deep – in Vienna. Ranked as the most livable city in the world by the Mercer Index for the 10th year in a row, its clean air is a big lure for pollution-fatigued Indian travellers. Water is so pure and fresh you can drink straight from the tap as it makes its way down from the Alpine glaciers to people’s homes requiring no purification during its 36-hour transit.advertisementALSO READ | Do planes fly over Mount Everest? Frequent flyer reveals chilling answersALSO READ | Do you behave badly while on a holiday? Japan might send you backlast_img read more

first_img  “Our labs will also be improved to put us on a solid platform for cutting-edge and world class research and development, improving our ability to not only keep pace but overhaul what we do futuristically,” he said. Feasibility studies are being done for the establishment of an irrigation system that will take water from the Black River to supply farmers in the Pedro Plains of St. Elizabeth. Feasibility studies are being done for the establishment of an irrigation system that will take water from the Black River to supply farmers in the Pedro Plains of St. Elizabeth.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, said the proposed project could bring millions of dollars in investments to improve the infrastructure of the parish.He was addressing the launch of the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, at the Hi-Pro Supercentre in White Marl, St. Catherine, on June 15.Minister Shaw said that “more serious action” needs to be taken to improve farmers’ access to irrigation in order to increase agricultural productivity and boost economic growth.He informed that the Ministry will be reviewing the progress of the Essex Valley Agricultural Development Project in order “to move on a more aggressive basis.”The project seeks to establish an irrigation system to bring water to over 700 hectares of agricultural land in St. Elizabeth.It is being funded through a grant of GBP35.5 million from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), which is administered by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).Turning to other matters, Minister Shaw informed that the $800 million project to upgrade the Bodles Agricultural Research Station in Old Harbour St. Catherine, is progressing well and work on the seed storage station is nearly completed.The seed station will improve the way genetic material is stored in order to prevent losses over time.“Our viability as a sector depends on this. This is how we will enhance our ability to bounce back after extremities and improve our production,” Minister Shaw said.He informed that the dairy facility has been expanded into a modern centre and the piggery unit is being improved to first-world standard to produce high-quality genetic material.“Our labs will also be improved to put us on a solid platform for cutting-edge and world class research and development, improving our ability to not only keep pace but overhaul what we do futuristically,” he said. Story Highlights Turning to other matters, Minister Shaw informed that the $800 million project to upgrade the Bodles Agricultural Research Station in Old Harbour St. Catherine, is progressing well and work on the seed storage station is nearly completed.last_img read more

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will take stock of the ongoing work on the Kartarpur corridor project at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district on Thursday, a state minister said on Wednesday. The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi river, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “CM sahib will inspect the ongoing work being carried out by NHAI and Land Port Authority of India at Dera Baba Nank tomorrow (Thursday),” Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said. Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border is being built by India. The four-lane highway connecting the Zero Point of the Kartarpur corridor up to National Highway-354 is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Besides, a passenger terminal is also under construction. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The corridor will be opened in November in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Randhawa further said the Punjab Cabinet will hold its next meeting at Dera Baba Nanak town in Gurdaspur. Earlier, the counsel of ministers had held its meeting at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. The minister said he will discuss the issue of proceedings of Tuesday’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee coordination panel meeting with the chief minister. Randhawa had on Tuesday attended the meeting of coordination panel for the first time as representative of the state government in connection with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: One of the investigators probing the corruption allegations against former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana has sent in papers asking for voluntary retirement from service.An SP-level officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation, Satish Dagar has applied for retirement under the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS), with the agency saying that he cited personal reasons for doing so. Sources here said that Dagar had sent in his papers sometime in the last week of August. Dagar was put on the team to probe the allegations against Asthana, that were levelled when the CBI vs CBI battle had reached its peak in October last year. With then CBI Director Alok Verma opening an enquiry into these allegations, Asthana had then filed a complaint against Verma with the Central Vigilance Commission that had resulted in both top officials of the agency being moved out of their position.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the water crisis in Delhi was over and claimed that the production was back to normal in the city, a day after the Delhi Jal Board (B) stopped operations at Chandrawal and Wazirabad Water Treatment Plants due to high ammonia levels in the Yamuna. Kejriwal, who is also the DJB Chairman, tweeted: “Crisis over. Water production back to normal.” In another tweet, he congratulated the team at DJB “for handling the water crisis very well yesterday”. “With two water plants shut, it was a big crisis. However, DJB team’s efforts helped reduce its impact.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarOn Monday, Kejriwal said that the DJB had stopped operations at Chandrawal and Wazirabad Water Treatment Plants due to high ammonia levels in the Yamuna. “High ammonia levels due to industrial waste being dumped into the Yamuna at Panipat has forced Chandrawal and Wazirabad Water Treatment Plants to stop operations. Haryana government has assured Delhi that they will release additional water soon to dilute the presence of ammonia,” Kejriwal tweeted.last_img read more