Extra funding agreed for adult bakery apprentices in Scotland

first_imgAdditional funding has been agreed to try and increase the number of adult apprentices in Scotland in areas such as bakery. The move follows consultation between sector skills council Improve and Skills Development Scotland (SDS), and will see 400 adult apprentice places offered at food and drink companies. It follows the Scottish government’s decision to remove age restrictions on funding for Modern Apprenticeships (MAs).SDS has agreed to make £750,000 available in the current financial year to fund training costs for those aged 20 or over taking MA pathways in bakery and meat and poultry processing.“Last year, there were just 15 MA starts in food and drink manufacturing companies in Scotland,” said Improve chief executive Jack Matthews. “This year’s funding settlement covers 656 starters, of which 417 will be adult apprentice places.”last_img read more

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Food Bank of Northern Indian frozen turkey distribution schedule

first_img (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) Food Bank of Northern Indiana – Frozen Turkey Distribution – Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020Monday, November 23, 2020 – Marshall County – Frozen Turkey Give-Away for 500 Households9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ESTWHERE: Webster Elementary School, 1101 S. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563*This turkey distribution is provided by Beacon Health System employees.Monday, November 23, 2020 – Elkhart County – Frozen Turkey Give-Away for 500 Households11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESTWHERE: Concord Mall, 3701 S. Main Street (by Carson Pirie Scott), Elkhart, IN 46517*This turkey distribution is provided by Beacon Health System employees.Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – LaPorte County – Frozen Turkey Give-Away for 500 HouseholdsNoon – 2 p.m. CSTWHERE: LaPorte Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe Street, LaPorte, IN 46350*This turkey distribution is provided by Beacon Health System employees.Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – St. Joseph County – Frozen Turkey Give-Away for 500 Households2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ESTWHERE: Kroger, 906 S. Merrifield Avenue, Mishawaka, IN 46544*This turkey distribution is provided by Beacon Health System employees.This distribution will provide frozen turkeys only for up to 500 households. One turkey per household. First come, first served, while supplies last. This will be a drive-thru distribution. Please remain in your vehicle and open your trunk to receive your turkey. An area will be available for self-loading if your trunk does not open. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 23, 2020 0 267 Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+ Food Bank of Northern Indian frozen turkey distribution schedule Facebook Previous articleCost of Thanksgiving Day feast on the riseNext articleSurgeon General: Debates over racism, police violence adding to mental stress of 2020 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

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Aaron Neville Welcomes Lettuce Members On Fierce New Album, ‘Apache’ [Review/Stream]

first_imgAfter seventy five years walking the Earth, Aaron Neville almost seems to be picking up speed. His famed falsetto is approaching the fifty year anniversary of his first million selling record, “Tell It Like It Is,” back in 1967, and on his newest release, Apache, he shows himself to be as vital and on point as ever. Born and raised in New Orleans, as both a solo act and as part of the legendary Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville has been a defining force in the sound of one of America’s greatest music cities. When Jazz Fest saves the closing spot for your band every year, you know you’re doing something right.Listen to the album streaming in full below, via NPR Music, and follow along with our close review below.With Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive) showing off his masterful ear as producer, alongside his Lettuce band mates Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, AKA The Shady Horns, Apache is a great listen. Adding to the mayhem are Daptone Horns duo of David Guy & Cochemea Gastelum, bringing punctuation and precision fills to the proceedings. All this help leaves Neville the space to find the heart of each piece without having to carry the load alone. That sort of confidence in his fellow musicians comes from decades gathering knowledge through experience, and the wisdom generated along the way very much informs the material on this album. When an artist with the achievements, accolades and life experiences of Aaron Neville steps to the microphone to share his accumulated thoughts on the meaning of it all, even the most learned soul in earshot would do well to pause and listen.“Be Your Man” kicks off the disc with an authoritative barrel roll of a bass line, and a laser sharp backing band that rises and falls with a deep yet not over-powering resonance. Continuing the use of talent on horns, Neville recreates a sparse late-fifties hi fidelity jam, treading the fine line of jazz and full on crooning with singular balance. On “Orchard In A Storm” the legendary smoothness of Neville’s voice floats over the polished back drop of a gentle rise and fall like early evening waves breaking on shore as he sings of undying love.With as rich of a musical heritage as the city of New Orleans boasts, the catalog of songs written as odes to its idiosyncrasies is long and storied. Neville adds a complex but loving ode, “Stompin’ Ground.” Though most of the song is a jubilant celebration and name checking of the things that make the city what it is, the tune ends on a more stark note. “Sometimes them streets was mean, man,” he speaks with emotional conviction. The naked and raw emotion that peeks through in the last few moments of the the previous tune is on full display in the follow up track, “Heaven,” as Neville begs forgiveness from those he wronged in his long life and hopes to find his way through those exclusive pearly gates.“Hard To Believe” and “Ain’t Gonna Judge You” both come from similar viewpoint of faith, and the importance of truth in all aspects of life. Though he is obviously still a fighter, Neville shows his tender song on “I Wanna Love You.” “It ain’t complicated,” he sings, “I wanna love you,” and it’s spoken with all the charm and earnestness Neville has built a career on helping make his case. The next song, “Sarah Ann,” seems to echo from some distant sock hop, Neville’s trademark warble being used to its most triumphant effect as he reaches the crescendos before giving way to a sweet and swinging organ solo slightly too hip for the era but perfect for the song.Another look back on the past darkly, the strident horns and crisp drum beat of “Make Your Mama Cry” add an element of sad inevitability to the song as Neville tries to sway a wayward soul on a dark and dangerous path. Is he referring to his own troubled past, the issues he sees facing the up and comers, or some sad middle ground? It’s hard to say where his heart was, but the follow-up album closing track “Fragile World” starts with a dramatic spoken word piece that focuses attention on the perils we face as a species from outside our control to within. Lyrically calling back to one of the great musical laments of all time, “What’s Goin’ On” by the late, great sage Marvin Gaye, Neville presents his thoughts in a closing testimonial.Neville once again uses the closing moments of a song to drive his message home. With “Fragile World,” he expands that summation to include this entire collection and in a very real way his entire body of work. He calls for peace on Earth and good will towards everybody, as ragtime jams roll behind him, giving his words a home spun element of shining truth that are impossible to deny. If you were looking for a more fitting encapsulation of the music and message of Aaron Neville, you would be served well with that final snippet.For a musician with over fifty years under his belt, creating fresh material so in tune with the spirit and skill that he has shown over his entire career is as remarkable an achievement as any in Neville’s already inspirational life.last_img read more

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Watch The New Music Video For Gregg Allman’s “Song For Adam”, A Subtle Tribute To Duane

first_imgToday would have been Gregg Allman‘s 70th birthday. In celebration of his life and legacy, a new music video has been released from the final track of his posthumous album Southern Blood. The “Song For Adam” features a heartwarming collaboration with singer/songwriter Jackson Browne. Browne pays his homage in both blatant and subtle ways, from crafting a song perfect for Allman to providing harmonies on the song itself, essentially backing the icon while arming him with one last bullet.The emotional ballad is about two motorcyclist who are forced to say goodbye due to a sudden death, and is directed by Erica Silverman. Starring Zach Chance (of Jamestown Revival), Yates Robertson, Zoe Graham and Johnny McPhail, the video presents the relationship in both future and present moments–and inevitably pulls heart strings with the memories of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, original members of the Allman Brothers Band who both passed away in motorcycle accidents within a year of each other.In an earlier interview with Rolling Stone, producer Don Was explained the song-picking process for “Song for Adam”, suggesting that Allman chose the song based on the memories of his late brother, Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle at the age of 24. During the recording process, when Gregg got to the profound lyric, “Still it seems he stopped singing in the middle of his song,” it brought him to a place of emotion–and you can hear it on the recording of the final track. “He wasn’t able to finish the verse,” Was reflects. “He never got the last two lines. I know he was thinking about his brother. We all decided, ‘Let’s not fix it.’”Watch “Song For Adam” below:The passing of Gregg Allman was, as it is for us all, inescapable. The positive at the heart of the tragedy is that he left so many lives richer. Music can be a means of escape, a tool for healing, and an avenue to share feelings far easier than words could ever allow on their own. Through his songs and countless live performances, Allman worked to elevate the spirit while facing all that life could throw at him. Southern Blood, as a last thought on the human condition, is an emotional parting gift from a man who gave everything he could to us all.last_img read more

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Inaugural Railbird Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: The Raconteurs, Gary Clark Jr., Billy Strings, More

first_imgThe inaugural Railbird Festival is coming to The Grounds at Keeneland in Lexington, KY, set to go down on Saturday, August 10th, and Sunday, August 11th, 2019.On Tuesday, the new music, bourbon, and equine festival announced its initial 2019 lineup. Topping the bill on Saturday is The Raconteurs and Brandi Carlile. Saturday’s music schedule will see additional performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Mandolin Orange, Mavis Staples, Billy Strings, Robert Earl Keen, Grace Vanderwaal, Ruston Kelly, Low Cut Connie, The Dip, Devon Gilfillian, Lillie Mae, Lucie Silvas, Justin Wells, Ian Noe, and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.Topping the bill on Sunday is Hozier and Tyler Childers. Sunday’s music schedule will see additional performances from Gary Clark Jr., St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Lucinda Williams, I’m With Her, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Jade Bird, Blackfoot Gypsies, The Wooks, Susto, Futurebirds, Fruit Bats, Yola, Johnny Conqueroo, Kelsey Waldon, and Ona.In addition to world-class musical acts across three stages, Railbird will offer a wide variety of premium experiences, from horse racing, to the culinary world, and beyond. Renowned chefs including James Beard nominee Ouita Michael (Holly Hill Inn & more), Top Chef season 16 runner-up Sara Bradley (freight house), Master Chef alumnus Dan Wu (Atomic Ramen), Cole Arimes (Cole 735 Main), Toa Green (Crank and Boom) and others come together to create up-close-and-personal culinary experiences during the festival weekend. Details on these intimate engagements will be available soon.Railbird just wouldn’t be a Kentucky festival without Bourbon. The Rickhouse will be home to a highly-curated Bourbon experience, with hand-selected barrels from Kentucky’s finest distilleries and immersive whiskey experiences. Bourbon Barrel selections will be chosen in collaboration with Academy Award-nominee and Lexington-based filmmaker, AJ Hochhalter, well-known for producing the 2018 documentary NEAT: The Story of Bourbon.General Admission, VIP, and Superfecta weekend passes will be available to the public beginning on Thursday, March 28th at 10 a.m. (CST) here. Layaway plans will be offered for all ticket levels, with first payments starting at less than $40 plus fees for GA.For more information on various ticket package options, head to Railbird Festival’s website.last_img read more

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Orphan army ants join nearby colonies

first_imgNormal 0 0 1 415 2369 19 4 2909 11.1282 0 0 0Colonies of army ants, whose long columns and maraudinghabits are the stuff of natural-history legend, are usually antagonistic toeach other, attacking soldiers from rival colonies in border disputes that keepthe colonies separate. But new work by a researcher at the Harvard Museum ofComparative Zoology and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen shows thatin some cases the colonies can be cooperative instead of combative.In those cases, when an army ant colony loses its queen, itsworkers are absorbed, not killed, by neighboring colonies, and within days aretreated as part of the family.The research, conducted in an ant-rich area on the slopes ofMount Kenya, is detailed in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B – the Society’s journal of the biological sciences.Army ant colonies are dominated by a single, large queen whoproduces the eggs that give rise to all of the colony’s individuals, which cannumber millions of workers. When she dies, colonies quickly disappear, raisingthe question of what happens to the many individuals.The work was conducted by Daniel Kronauer, a junior fellowin Harvard’s Society of Fellows, over two field seasons in Kenya. Kronauer andhis colleagues followed the fates of 10 army ant colonies whose queens they hadremoved. The researchers lost track of two of the colonies but observed twodistinct strategies used by the remaining eight.Most of the queenless colonies, seven out of 10, simplyjoined a neighboring colony  —determined by genetic analysis — with the new workers slowly losing theirdistinct colony odor, and within days becoming fully integrated.The last queenless colony stayed on its own, with workersemploying a strategy of producing a small brood of winged males. Though thesemales were removed for analysis, in an undisturbed colony the males would flyoff looking for young unmated queens. Though this strategy does provide somechance of passing along the colony’s genes, the small number of males produced— just 31 in this case compared with 3,000 in a fully functioning colony —illustrates that this strategy may not be efficient.“It is a last option to get some fitness returns before theydie,” Kronauer said.Though the work illuminates where most of the ants go, itdoesn’t entirely settle the question of why. Though it makes sense that theaccepting colony would want to increase its size and competitiveness by gainingmany new workers, the evolutionary drivers behind the queenless colony’sworkers absorbing into the new colony are more vague.Since workers are normally kept from reproducing, Kronauerand his co-authors found, there doesn’t seem to be a direct fitness benefit.Instead, the authors suggested that the fusing colonies are driven by indirectfitness benefits gained because of distant relationships between colonies, andthey called for more fieldwork to explore the issue further.last_img read more

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Deserters: A FARC Founder Died In Colombia Earlier This Year

first_imgBy Dialogo October 14, 2009 Martin Villa, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group, died from a heart attack several months ago in a jungle area near the Venezuelan border, the Bogota daily El Tiempo reported, citing rebel deserters. Villa was one of the peasants who joined the late Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda in forming the FARC in the early 1960s. “He had a heart attack several months ago and died in the jungle near the border with Venezuela, people close to the FARC confirmed,” El Tiempo said on Sunday. Villa was wanted by U.S. authorities, who offered a $2.5 million reward for information leading to his arrest, on drug charges. Two guerrillas who deserted from the FARC told El Tiempo that Villa had been in poor health since 2004, and his condition worsened due to the constant moves he had to make to avoid military units in southern and eastern Colombia. “The last thing heard about him was that he was hiding in a house in the Venezuelan city of Maroa, on the Guainia River, where he had been taken for (medical) treatment,” the newspaper said. The deserters said Villa returned to the southern Colombian province of Caqueta and met one last time with Marulanda in Yarumales, a town in Meta province. The guerrilla leader went to a camp in Guainia, near the border with Venezuela, where he died of natural causes and had a funeral similar to that of Marulanda, who died of a heart attack last year. Villa, whose given name was Marcelino Trujillo Bustos, was born on June 16, 1939, in Tolima province, where the FARC was founded. The origin of Colombia’s civil strife dates back to 1948, when the assassination of popular politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitan spurred a 10-year-long civil war known as “La Violencia.” About six years after that conflict ended with a power-sharing pact between Colombia’s two main parties, a government offensive against peasant self-defense groups led Marulanda, who was pursued by death squads during La Violencia, to form the FARC. The FARC, Colombia’s oldest and largest leftist guerrilla group, was founded in 1964, has an estimated 8,000 to 17,000 fighters and operates across a large swath of this Andean nation.last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Canada’s ‘flu buddy’ plan, antivirals and kids, Pakistan’s first case, Iraq sees flu threat from US troops, new antiviral

first_imgAug 10, 2009Canada promotes ‘flu buddy’ preparednessHealth officials in Canada are urging citizens to find “flu buddies” to help care for them during the novel H1N1 pandemic, Canwest News Service reported on Aug 7. The Public Health Agency of Canada is urging people to check in on people who live alone or are vulnerable and help care for them or seek medical care if they are sick. The measure may help take some pressure off the health system and is among the general preparedness tactics that the agency will promote in the fall.http://www.nationalpost.com/m/story.html?id=1870330&s=HomeAug 7 Canwest News Service storyReview finds little benefit from antiviral use in childrenAn analysis of studies of the effects of oseltamivir and zanamivir for seasonal flu treatment and prophylaxis in children aged 12 and younger showed a small benefit, according to a study in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal. The authors, who looked at seven studies, found that the drugs provided a small benefit by shortening illness duration and reducing household transmission, but they had little effect on asthma or antibiotic use. Vomiting was reported in children who took oseltamivir.http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/aug10_1/b3172Aug 10 BMJ abstractPakistan confirms first novel flu casePakistan’s health ministry today reported the country’s first novel H1N1 case, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. The patient is 1 of 25 people with suspected cases undergoing treatment. No other details were available. The health minister revealed the case in a speech to Pakistan’s parliament.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-08/10/content_11858801.htmAug 10 Xinhua storyIraq sees flu threat from US troopsAs the US military reported yesterday that 51 American soldiers in Iraq have novel H1N1 flu and 71 others may have the illness, Iraqi health officials expressed concern that the US troops could spread the disease, the New York Times reported yesterday. Members of the Iraqi parliament said Iraqi soldiers serving alongside US troops could spread the virus into Iraq. A health official claimed US soldiers aren’t screened for the virus and that their 2-week visits home pose disease risks.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/world/middleeast/10iraq.html?_r=1Aug 9 New York Times storyTrials of long-acting antiviral show promiseThe Australian drug company Biota today reported positive phase 3 study results from Asian countries of its new antiviral medication laninamivir, a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor. In adults, a single inhaled dose of the new drug was as effective as oseltamivir taken twice a day for 5 days. Similar trials in children showed the drug was safe and effective. Preclinical studies suggested that the new antiviral is effective against seasonal H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 viruses.http://www.biota.com.au/uploaded/154/1021542_25laniphaseiiiclinicaltri.pdfAug 10 Biota press releaselast_img read more

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Piccadilly Plaza faces brighter future

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Mikel Arteta hails Pablo Mari after Premier League debut for Arsenal

first_imgMikel Arteta hails Pablo Mari after Premier League debut for Arsenal Read More Coral BarrySaturday 7 Mar 2020 7:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.8kShares Skip Video Settings Mari was making his Premier League debut (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is impressed Pablo Mari is already making himself heard among his Arsenal team-mates after making his Premier League debut for the Gunners.Mari played 90 minutes alongside David Luiz in the 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday in his first league appearance since joining Arsenal in January from Flamengo.Mari is still finding his feet at Arsenal and Arteta has spent time bedding the centre-back into his new surroundings and was asked after the match how he felt the Spaniard performed against West Ham.‘I think he was very good and in the first half he took a few moments to sort out what he needed to do,’ Arteta said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story 1/1 Comment Read More by Metro Skip Ad SPONSORED Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Read More / About Connatix V67539 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal were lucky to come away with all three points against West Ham in a close game at the Emirates.Despite a below par performance, Arteta explained why it was important his side found a way to win.‘I don’t believe a lot in fortune, we had the moments of luck that we needed, but as well it was because we had some really good individual performances at the back. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Sometimes to clear the ball and sometimes to make a save. I’m really happy with the result because big teams find a way when they don’t have the best day. ‘It’s obvious that it wasn’t our best day in terms of performance, but they find a way to win it. ‘You can build from there, you can learn and take the positives and the negatives in a much better way. ‘The unity, the solidarity and desire the players are showing, at the end it pays a price, and today we didn’t pay a price. ‘A few days ago we played Olympiacos here but it did today and football is like this.’MORE: Michael Owen delivers his prediction for Manchester United v Manchester City derby clashMORE: Paul Merson predicts where Arsenal will finish in Premier League next season without transfer overhaulFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coming Next Advertisement ‘He’s brave, he’s willing, he’s impressive without the ball and he has a presence. ‘He is very vocal around his team even if he’s only been two days here, but he has that ability and that character. I’m really pleased with him.’ Full Screen PLAY Read Morelast_img read more

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