3 May

Fall Heavy Trash Pick-Up Begins Monday, August 12

first_imgStereos, etc.NO TelevisionsNO Computers or accessories Items that will NOT be collected include:Any trash that Republic Services would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contractPiles or stacks of Construction/Building materialsPrivacy fences of any kindAutomobile partsBatteriesTiresHazardous materialsComputers or accessoriesConcrete blocks, bricks or steel polesTelevisionsYard WasteHeavy trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up.  If a customer has put their heavy trash out according to the requirements above yet feels they were missed, they can call Republic Services at 812-424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.Note that many items not collected through the City’s heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including Tire Amnesty Days, Electronics Recycling Days and Household Hazardous Waste Day (Tox-Away Day).  Additional information about these programs and upcoming program dates is available in the Solid Waste District’s section of the City Website (www.evansvillegov.org/Index.aspx?page=50) or by calling 812-436-7800. There will be changes to Volume and Types of Items & MaterialsThe Evansville Water & Sewer Utility announces that Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin Monday, August 12, and is scheduled to run through Friday, October 18.  This semi-annual curbside service is available to City residents who pay for trash service with their water bill.  Apartment complexes, mobile home communities and business/commercial customers are not eligible.The collection schedule, area maps, and included items for pick-up with limits are available on the City’s GIS website –www.evansvillegis.com/trash – by clicking “Heavy Trash Pickup Dates” on the right.  To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash set out in the past and the number of days required to collect the trash.Heavy Trash must be placed where normal weekly trash is collected before 6:00 a.m. on the day collection is scheduled in an area. Heavy trash cannot be put out any earlier than the weekend before the scheduled pick up date.Items that will be collected:CarpetMust be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter Must be in trash containers, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults ( no boxes or plastic bags)NO piles or stacks of Construction/Building materials will be picked upNO Privacy fence sections will be picked upNO concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles (Refrigerants must be removed and tagged by a certified professional)Electronics There will be a limit of FIVE (5) total items from the below list:FurnitureSofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, dressers, bookcases etc.center_img Limit of five (5) rolls of carpetElectronicsStereos, etc.NO Televisions, Computer or Accessories FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Limited construction/building material debris AppliancesStoves, refrigerators/freezers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, etc.last_img read more

21 Apr


first_imgUK food and non-alcoholic drink exports have grown for six years in succession, passing the £10bn mark for the first time in 2010. Cereals and bakery exports pushed through the £2bn mark, up 8.1% on 2009 to £2,079.2m.The new report, published by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), named the cereals and bakery category as a high-performing food sector, behind dairy, fish and seafood, meat and prepared foods, including soups, sauces and ice creams.Exports of sweet biscuits were up 5.9% to £234m; cakes were up 4.4% to £176.7m; waffles and wafers increased by 3% to £58.9m; sugar confectionery saw 3% growth to £145.5m; while crispbreads saw a 22.3% increase to £15.4m.However, both bread and savoury biscuit exports fell by 6.2% (to £83.6m), and 35.3% (£35.9m) respectively.Ireland remained the principal importer of UK products, followed by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Greece saw the biggest fall of 19.3% due to the economic problems suffered since the announcement of the EU bail-out for the country.The FDF said there was also highly encouraging growth of new markets outside the current top 20 export destinations.last_img read more

20 Apr

Pudding firm Ultimate Food Co enters administration

first_imgChristmas pudding supplier The Ultimate Food Company has entered administration after trading for more than 30 years.All 20 employees of the Kendal-based business have been made redundant, and administrators are now looking to sell the business and its assets.Founded in 1986, the company supplied Christmas and sponge puddings to private-label, foodservice and wholesale customers. It had also expanded its product range to include rum and brandy butters, dessert sauces and chutneys.Its customers included Fortnum & Mason. The business made sponge puddings for the retailer in Christmas 2012, followed by an Easter pudding and a rose petal pudding for the summer. According to the company’s website, it has produced Fortnum & Mason’s Christmas puddings since 2013, including the retailer’s Magnificent Christmas Pudding, which had a melting heart of gold-flecked brandy butter.Administrator Begbies Traynor, which was appointed on 5 February, described Ultimate as “an established, well recognised and highly regarded food manufacturer, which has unfortunately ceased to trade due to a number of issues”. “Action has been taken to minimise the impact of the administration on customers and to seek interested parties that may want to continue with this highly respected business,” said joint administrator Dean Watson.“This course of action should assist in maximising the returns to creditors by allowing increased asset realisations.”Begbies Traynor said it was currently marketing the business and assets for sale and that any interested parties should get in touch.last_img read more

1 Mar

How inviting!

first_imgTake a seat! Those colorful, inviting chairs that dotted Harvard Yard last spring have returned by way of the Common Spaces Chairs Project, a Harvard initiative designed to encourage community building in and around the Yard.Besides signaling spring, the chairs also kick off a series of events this month through April 28. On Friday (April 8), Sonia Carrion, an artist, musician, and producer, will perform a set of original music, mixing piano, synthesizers, laptops, and performance art outside of Dudley Hall/Lehman plaza.Harvard’s Center for Wellness has also collaborated with the project to bring tai chi and yoga to the Yard throughout the month of April.View a schedule of events and performances.last_img read more

1 Mar

Whither Guantánamo

first_imgWhen Jonathan Hansen landed in Cuba in 2005, he wanted to see the country the way Columbus had first viewed it in 1494, via ship. Slowly cruising into port on a Navy vessel, Hansen’s dream was fully realized, and the scholar was awestruck by the beauty, and the baseness, of Guantánamo Bay.“It’s surreal,” said Hansen, a lecturer on social studies. “In an unusually rainy October, this desert environment was in full bloom, full of birds and wildlife, fish and shells …  truly a natural wonder. The bay itself sits in a bigger basin and gives the impression of almost being infinite. The bay is a natural anchorage, vast and deep, with a succession of fingerlike promontories lining the southeast harbor, the heart of the current naval base.”A little more inland, there are neighborhoods, shopping centers, golf courses, ball fields, and outdoor cinemas. “It felt weird,” he said. “I came down expecting to come face to face with torture, and what I found was an American suburb — in communist Cuba!”Hansen was on the first of a handful of visits to the naval base and notorious detention center to research what would become his new book, “Guantánamo: An American History.” It all started with an op-ed in The New York Times that contested the Bush administration’s claim that the bay was sovereign territory of Cuba and hence outside U.S. constitutional jurisdiction — the grounds by which the administration justified “enhanced interrogations” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. “Friends who read the article said to me, ‘Keep going, don’t stop, write a book,’ and so I just went for it,” said Hansen.But Hansen’s book doesn’t just regurgitate the scandal, it uncovers the deep history of Guantánamo Bay — how it came to be, and how we came to be there.“The more I learned about Guantánamo, the clearer it became that the stuff that’s happened in the last 10 years can only be understood if you go way back,” he said. “In 1898, Americans intervened in a colonial struggle that was all but won, thus transforming the Cuban War of Independence into the Spanish-American War. We then occupied Cuba for three years, forced Cuba to adopt the Platt Amendment, which guaranteed the U.S. the right to intervene at will in Cuban affairs and to buy or lease naval stations.”With an American authority established, some 44,000 American citizens flooded Cuba in the early 20th century, said Hansen, snatching up much of the best land and establishing immense sugar plantations. “In the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, Guantánamo became popular as a place where relatively humble military and civilian personnel and their families could fulfill the American dream. Help was cheap. The living was easy. The kids were safe. The base was the ultimate gated community.”Having learned Spanish to complete the book, Hansen is back with the same tutor, at work on a new project that will return him to Cuba. “I’m writing a biography of Fidel Castro,” he said. “My latest book has introduced me to a new world that I’m not quite ready to give up. ”As for the future of Guantánamo? “There’s 171 prisoners left there now,” said Hansen. “No one will take them, and we don’t want them.”In fact, Hansen said, the Guantánamo prison enjoys more popular and political support today than at any time in its 10-year history. In a January op-ed for The New York Times, Hansen argued that the United States should give the land back to Cuba. And if President Barack Obama lands a second term and makes good on his campaign promise to shutter the facility, that could be in the cards. For now, Hansen said, “There’s just no telling what’s going to happen to the prison and the U.S. base.”last_img read more

18 Jan

Odds & Ends: Hamilton Mixtape Volume 2 in the Works & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Mixtape Volume 2 in the WorksHappy news for hamilfans—the Hamilton Mixtape’ll be back! Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed that a second album will be released (we don’t know when yet) and that it will include new takes on “The Schuyler Sisters,” “The Room Where It Happens” and “One Last Time.” Volume one is scheduled to drop on December 2; two more tracks from the album will be unveiled at midnight tonight. We’re expecting “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” by K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC and Residente, along with “Satisfied” by Sia, featuring Miguel and Queen Latifah.Gaga’s A Star is Born Sets Release DateIt’s a date! The Warner Brothers’ movie A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, will land in movie theaters on September 28, 2018, Variety reports. Directed by Cooper, the remake has been in the works for some time—at one point Clint Eastwood was set to helm and Beyoncé attached to star. Gaga will pen new music for the film.Brandon Victor Dixon Tapped for Starz’s PowerBrandon Victor Dixon’s not throwing away his shot! The Tony nominee, who is currently appearing as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton, has landed a recurring role on Starz’s fourth season of Power. According to Deadline, Dixon will appear as attorney Terry Silver in the drama, who suspects Ghost’s naughty wheelings and dealings.Tony Shalhoub to Emcee B’way Salutes The Blue Card Tony nominee and Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub is set to host Broadway Salutes The Blue Card on November 21 at Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Featuring performances by Main Stem favorites including Linda Lavin, Lainie Kazan, Raúl Esparza and the cast of the Broadway-bound Indecent, the event will benefit The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors.Broadway’s Carols for a Cure Now AvailableIt’s almost that most wonderful time of the year, so how about adding the 18th volume of Broadway’s Carols for a Cure to your stocking stuffer list? The record pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. Tracks include “I Can See the Light,” penned and performed by Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos, along with Jessie Mueller and the Waitress cast singing Sara Bareilles’ “Love is Christmas. Proceeds go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.P.S. Speaking of the holiday season, here’s another track from Leslie Odom Jr.’s Simply Christmas album—”I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” View Comments ‘Hamilton Mixtape’last_img read more

18 Dec

Advertising Sales Executive Wanted

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island/Queens Media company looking for a sales executive to sell both print and digital advertising. Candidate must have excellent computer skills, be enthusiastic, hard working and have the ability to make sales presentations both in person and by phone.Sales experience and access to a car a must. Base salary, commission, Health benefits, 401k. Please call 718-224-5863 x228 or email bbrennan at qns.comlast_img read more

18 Dec

Does your marketing calendar pass the Google test?

first_imgIt’s human nature to keep doing the same thing year after year, and Credit Union marketers are no different. CUs tend to push home equity loans in the Spring, car loans in the Fall*, and Visa cards right before the holidays – because they always have.Now if that sounds like your entire Marketing Plan, then you should probably bring in some outside help. In the meantime, thanks to Google, you can get a glimpse into what people are thinking about all year round, based on what they are searching for.Compare these insights to your marketing calendar to see what opportunities you may be missing, then use the information to build a more robust marketing strategy.January gets people to think about the Big Picture:First time buyers are looking for Mortgages, and half of them are millennialsSearches peak for information about how to save for retirementSavings accounts and 401Ks are hot topicsFebruary/March is definitely tax season:Tax-related and IRA searches peak, along with questions about college financing“Where is my refund?” is a top questionJuly gets people thinking about vacations:Searches for travel rewards credit cardsAugust means back to school:Especially when it comes to college financing and student credit cards*(As it happens, August through December is also a good time for buying a car, as most dealers start rolling out next year’s models in early September, and want to thin out their lot before the end of the year. Google does not break out information about new car searches in this data, but that may be because it has become a year-round activity. Keep in mind that mobile searches in the auto category are growing 51% yearly, so you might want to use that info as part of your mobile strategy.)November is all about credit cards:Searches for credit card applications are peaking (almost a third of those are coming through mobile)December is gift-giving season, even if it is last minute:Credit card gift cards and store credit cards top the search list before the holidays.40% of all holiday shopping is now done online, and 53% of that was on smart phones and tablets. 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kent Dicken Kent is CEO / Founder of iDiz, a full-service agency focused on Branding, Websites, and Big Ideas for credit unions that want to grow. He is also one of the authors … Web: cuidiz.com Detailslast_img read more

17 Dec

How pineapples are helping CUs attract younger members

first_imgThree years ago, my parents forced me to attend a one-hour financial literacy workshop at my high school. The teacher walked in and started droning on: “Today, we’ll learn about budgeting, saving and investing…” Most of my friends dozed off or started talking to each other – some were playing on their phones under the table. Needless to say, I didn’t walk out of that class very interested in the world of finance. But what if it had been completely different?Instead of delivering a monotone lecture, the teacher would walk in and say: “Today, we’ll go through bite-sized personal finance lessons. Each lesson has five quizzes at the end. If you answer the questions correctly, I’ll give you a few pineapples!”One more lesson, a few more pineapples. It feels like a game! Now the teacher is keeping track of who is earning the most pineapples.The students finish a dozen more lessons and have a whole stack of pineapples. They start comparing and competing with their friends to earn more. Sounds like fun, right? But obviously, that’s not how financial education works today. Every year, credit unions invest millions of dollars sponsoring financial education in the classroom with the intention of building brand awareness among younger generations. But is it effective? Financial concepts (401ks, IRAs, 519…) are so boring for young adults — to sit in a classroom and pay attention to a lecture for hours is practically impossible! I know this because I was one of them, just a few years ago. When I got to Duke University, a couple of friends and I decided to tackle this problem with one of our university’s world-renowned behavioral scientists. The solution we found? Gamification — a.k.a. pineapples. First, we built the learning experience on a mobile app for smartphones, where Gen Z spends most of its time. Second, we broke down complicated financial concepts into bite-sized lessons to accommodate this generation’s short attention span and busy schedules.Third, we embedded gamification where the user would earn points (in the form of pineapples) as they complete these lessons, and could redeem those pineapples for rewards such as gift cards and deposits from a credit union that sponsors their experience. Since we launched Zogo six months ago, we’ve gained over 60,000 users who have completed more than 1,000,000 mini-lessons on the app — and earned, collectively, 160 million pineapples. We’ve also partnered with more than 25 credit unions across the country to engage, attract and acquire the next generation of members — and deliver financial education more effectively. Visit www.zogofinance.com to see how Visions, Bayport, MassMutual and 25+ financial instiutions are leveraging Zogo and schedule a demo with one of our committed onboarding specialists.  20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

18 Nov

Vietnam reports another avian flu case

first_imgApr 4, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 27-year-old woman in central Vietnam has tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published today.The woman tested positive yesterday and is hospitalized in stable condition, Nguyen Van Nuoi, a physician at the main hospital in Ha Tinh province, told AFP. She was admitted Mar 29 with a high fever, which has since abated, he said.Unofficially, Vietnam now has had 34 cases of avian flu, 15 of them fatal, in the series that began last December.Nuoi said the patient’s family had raised eight ducks, and she had eaten duck meat, the AFP report said. Test results on the ducks were being awaited.Also today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has officially confirmed the family cluster of five avian flu cases in Haiphong that was first reported in the news media Mar 29. The earlier reports said initial tests were positive for avian flu and that further tests were pending.With the official confirmation, the WHO increased its overall count of human cases since late 2003 to 79; the death toll remained the same at 49. CIDRAP’s unofficial count, based on media and WHO reports, is 81 cases with 50 deaths.The WHO said the infected family includes a father, age 35, mother, 33, and three daughters, 13 years, 10 years, and 4 months. The statement did not list their condition, but a Vietnam News Service (VNS) report on Mar 30 said all five were in stable condition and recovering.Another patient, 5-year-old Hoang Trong Duong of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province, was discharged from a hospital today, according to the newspaper Thanh Nien News. He had been hospitalized in Hue for 23 days, the story said.Meanwhile, Vietnam today launched a “a nationwide awareness campaign for better sanitation and hygiene” to both combat and monitor avian flu, according to a VNS report. “Concerned ministries and agencies need to monitor poultry business and transport in markets, and set up joint teams to spray disinfectant on poultry this month,” the story said.In the United States, President Bush issued an order Apr 1 allowing authorities to detain or isolate anyone suspected of having avian flu when arriving in the country on an international flight, according to an Apr 1 Reuters report.The order added pandemic influenza to the list of diseases for which quarantine is authorized, the story said. Pandemic flu was defined as a new or re-emergent strain to which the population has little or no immunity.According to the story, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said there was no evidence of any immediate risk of avian flu to the public, but the step was a pragmatic one to give health officials authority to protect the public.See also:Apr 4 WHO updatehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_04_04/en/CIDRAP avian flu case-count tableshttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/case-count/avflucount.htmllast_img read more