Athletic, picture challenge set up at Chain O’Lakes State Park

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook Athletic, picture challenge set up at Chain O’Lakes State Park By 95.3 MNC – June 21, 2020 0 351 (Photo supplied/Indiana State Parks) Chain O’Lakes State Park has created the sixth challenge at Indiana State Parks and the first that is water-based.The park’s 9 Lake Challenge tests paddlers by having them cross the park’s nine connected kettle lakes, a feat that covers a total of 5 miles. Those who complete the challenge will get a free sticker that says “I paddled the chain!” and can purchase a challenge T-shirt at the park office.The 9 Lake Challenge consists of paddling from Sucker Lake to Miller Lake, either all at one time or in sections. Paddle trail maps can be picked up at the park’s boat rental or headquarters. The challenge usually takes two to three hours to complete. Paddlers must take nine photos, one at each lake, and show them to park staff to prove they completed the challenge. The nine photos are:Sucker Lake: Photo with Paddle Trail Mile 0 signLong Lake: Photo of Wagon Wheel at rampDock Lake: Photo of park headquarters on the hillBowen Lake: Selfie on the lakeSand Lake: Photo of the beach or evidence of beaversWeber Lake: Channel selfie going into Weber LakeMud Lake: Photo of Canoe Camp bridgeRivir Lake: Landscape photoMiller Lake: Completion photoChain’s challenge joins challenges at five other state parks: 3 Dune Challenge at Indiana Dunes, 4 Falls Challenge at Clifty Falls, 5 Mile Challenge at Turkey Run, 6 Ravine Challenge at Shades and Hell’s Point Challenge, which covers 8 miles, at Pokagon. Google+ Google+ Previous articleBody believed to be apparent drowning victim located in St. Joseph RiverNext articleIt’s now easier to report a civil rights violation 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Listen To Prince And Miles Davis Jam on Magical NYE Night

first_imgTowards the end of his life, trumpeter Miles Davis predicted who some of the greatest artists of the future would be. Published in his autobiography, which was released posthumously, Davis selected three musicians to carry on the burning fire of music: Fela Kuti, Kassav and Prince.With the recent passing of the legendary guitarist, we can look back at this unique relationship between Davis and Prince. Here’s Miles Davis talking about Prince’s influences and abilities:In the autobiography, Davis wrote: “Prince is from the school of James Brown … but Prince got some Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix and Sly in him, also, even Little Richard. He’s a mixture of all those guys and Duke Ellington. He reminds me, in a way, of Charlie Chaplin, he and Michael Jackson … I think Prince’s music is pointing toward the future.”Indeed, Prince would press the boundaries of music forward throughout his entire career, even releasing three albums in the last year alone. Prince’s passing hangs heavy in the hearts of many.One magical night, on the final day of 1987, the two musicians collaborated for a jam session that none will soon forget. Playing music from both of their catalogs, as well as tracks from legends like James Brown, Duke Ellington and more, this was an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Paisley Park.Listen to the recording from this 12/31/87 session below:last_img read more

Resonance Music Festival Brings A Huge Crop Of Talent To Legend Valley For Four Fantastic Days Of Music [Photos]

first_imgThis past weekend, Resonance Music and Arts Festival returned to Thornville, OH’s Legend Valley for four days of music from Tipper, Papadosio, The Disco Biscuits, STS9, The Floozies, Brain Damaged Eggmen, Omega Moos, Keller Williams, Sunsquabi, Aqueous, and many more. Now in its fifth year, Resonance Music and Arts Festival is becoming the go-to destination for those in the Midwest and Northeast looking for one last festival to call home for the weekend before autumn fully takes hold.Thursday found mother nature cooperating, with temperatures more akin to the dog days of summer and plenty of sun to go with all the smiles of the arriving campers. As night fell, the energy from the stages steadily ramped up until Resonance mainstays Papadosio played their first of four sets over the weekend.The fun continued on Friday, with bands and DJs performing across four stages in addition to workshops and pop-up events like a craft beer shares and impromptu light saber battles throughout the grounds. Just as evening was starting to set in, a brief lightning storm moved in, putting the evening’s scheduled performances by The Disco Biscuits and more in jeopardy. However, to everyone’s delight, the storm was brief and was followed by cooler temperatures.The Disco Biscuits wasted little time showing the greater Columbus area what they are about after a nine-year absence from performing in Ohio. After their headlining set, bassist Marc Brownstein and keyboardist Aron Magner walked to the adjoining stage to join Umphrey’s McGee guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger for a rare performance from their long-dormant Beatles/Pink Floyd tribute act, The Brain Damaged Eggmen. Next up was Tipper, who showcased his skills as one of the best sound artists of his era with visuals to match by Datagrama. Friday also saw Papadosio perform a late-night, all-improv set featuring guest appearances from artists-at-large Rob Compa (Dopapod) and Nicholas Gerlach.Magic Beans got Saturday grooving with a spirited set on the main stage that saw many campers stumble out of their tents bleary-eyed and head toward the action. The party continued as anticipation grew for the featured event of the weekend—a sunrise set from Tipper. Not knowing what to expect, there was plenty of discussion as to what Dave Tipper had in store for the Resonance faithful as STS9, Rising Appalachia, Sunsquabi, Papadosio and more showed up admirably for the crowd. The evening was also highlighted by a sunset performance from DJ Chris Karns, complete with a double rainbow draped across the sky. In addition, Aqueous also played to an enthusiastic crowd, and welcomed another two-pronged sit-in from Rob Compa and Nicholas Gerlach, this time on the Hall and Oates classic, “I Can’t Go For That”.As the long night stretched on, people filled the concert bowl to claim a spot for the impending sunrise. Before long, Tipper took the stage and took the audience on a trip as darkness gave way to light. When it was over, the Resonance crowd shuffled back to their tents exhausted, basking in the glow of the morning sun.Seeing as this year’s event was expanded to cover four days, there was still more fun to be had on Sunday. Hyryder started things off with their high-energy take on the good ol’ Grateful Dead. After another wonderful day of music, Papadosio closed out the festival with one last acoustic set. With so much to do and see, Resonance 2018 went flying by—but the memories will last a lifetime.Check out a gallery of photos below courtesy of photographer Matt Shotwell (@strawberryisland.dweller).Resonance Music Festival 2018 | Legend Valley | Thornville,OH | 9/20/18 – 9/23/18 | Photos: Matt Shotwell Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Cultural intelligence: Everybody needs it

first_imgA diverse workforce, whose members have developed their cultural intelligence, is a more productive workforce — and a diverse team with high cultural intelligence will outperform homogeneous teams, according to David Livermore, president of the Cultural Intelligence Center.Livermore, the author of several books on cultural intelligence, including “Leading with Cultural Intelligence,” was the featured speaker at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) Diversity Dialogue, “Cultural Intelligence: Why Higher Ed Needs It.” He defined cultural intelligence as “the gift of effectively interacting and working with people from diverse cultures.” A person with high cultural intelligence is one who “can effectively adapt to various multicultural situations,” he said.Livermore said that understanding other cultures determines effectiveness in the workplace, influences how conflicts are handled, and shapes the future. While basic social skills and respect for other cultures can be enough, cultural intelligence is especially important in stressful situations. Without it, mutual distrust can set in, language barriers can grow more divisive, and different people in the group may bring disparate approaches to conflict, he said.Cultural intelligence requires four capabilities, Livermore said: motivation, drive, strategy, and action. A motivated person must have an interest in cross-cultural differences, and the drive to understand them. He or she must then develop a strategy that acknowledges cross-cultural situations, and plan how best to address the differences. Finally, while adaptability is required to be effective, it is equally important to know when to adapt and when not to, Livermore explained.Livermore cautioned that cultural intelligence is not innate, but a developmental skill that comes with coaching, training, and dialogues. With interest, support, and practice, anyone can learn and develop cultural intelligence, he said.Speaking to an overflow crowd in the Barker Center’s Thompson Room, Livermore said the most successful organizations are those with strong leaders who own their cultural intelligence, use it, and make it part of the performance-review process for all employees. He said these organizations train their workers and integrate diversity into their strategic focus.“This interactive session was a fantastic opportunity to explore and discuss ways to increase personal and institutional cultural intelligence,” said Talia Fox, a leadership development strategist and administrative fellow (AFP) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Dr. Livermore’s dynamic dialogue looked at the individual decision-making process around adapting to differences and the impact of building culturally intelligent teams. The primary conclusion is that culturally intelligent organizations, not diversity alone, optimize business outcomes and increase effectiveness.“My action step for the week,” she added, “is to celebrate an expanded definition of culture and view personalities, nuances, values, and work styles as contributions to collective cultural brilliance.”The dialogue was the first of the 2014-15 series, which is sponsored by the FAS Dean’s Office, FAS Human Resources, and the FAS Office of Diversity Relations and Communications. The next talk, “Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Fostering Inclusivity and Engagement,” will be Dec. 10. All are welcome. For more information, visit the FAS website.last_img read more

Carbon Tracker: Europe’s coal power generators facing massive losses this year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Coal power generators in Europe face 6.6 billion euros ($7.3 billion) of losses this year as plunging renewable energy costs and cheap natural gas cut use of the dirtiest plants to a record low.Almost 80% of lignite and hard coal-fired generators will be unprofitable this year, a hit the industry is unlikely to survive without government help, according to a report from Carbon Tracker. The research group pushing for lower greenhouse gas emissions calls for a continent-wide phaseout of the most polluting fossil fuel by 2030.Utilities in Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic are the most exposed to falling profits in a year where falling coal prices and rising carbon emission permits make it less attractive to burn the fuel for power. Coal’s days are already numbered in Germany, which plans to shut its plants by 2038, and Spain has set a 2030 deadline.While European year-ahead coal prices have dropped to about $66 a ton from more than $100 a year ago, EU carbon permits have surged fivefold since 2017. That has driven up the cost of burning coal. At the same time, benchmark gas contracts in the Netherlands are trading 27% below their 10-year seasonal average, encouraging utilities to use that fuel instead.The report by Carbon Tracker, an environmental group that advises institutional investors, points to how energy economics is prompting nations to wean themselves off coal to curb emissions and slow climate change. For most of this decade it was more profitable to burn coal in Germany, but that relationship was turned on its head this year because of a glut of gas.“EU coal generators are hemorrhaging cash because they cannot compete with cheap renewables and gas and this will only get worse,” said Matt Gray, Carbon Tracker’s head of power and utilities. “Getting off coal is cheap and can be a win-win for consumers and shareholders, providing governments and investors work with local communities.”More: Coal power plants face $7.3 billion losses in Europe this year Carbon Tracker: Europe’s coal power generators facing massive losses this yearlast_img read more

Global oil demand could be headed for record-breaking 10 million barrel per day decline

first_imgGlobal oil demand could be headed for record-breaking 10 million barrel per day decline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Global oil consumption is in free-fall, heading for the biggest annual contraction in history, as more countries introduce unprecedented measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak.Travel bans, work-from-home, canceled vacations and disrupted supply chains all mean reduced demand for fuel. As societies respond to the virus, oil demand — already hammered by China’s decision to shut down swathes of the economy — is falling further. Oil traders, executives, hedge fund managers and consultants are revising down their forecasts dramatically.The growing fear among many traders is that oil demand, which averaged just over 100 million barrels a day in 2019, may contract by the most ever this year, easily outstripping the loss of almost 1 million barrels a day during the great recession in 2009 and even surpassing the 2.65 million barrels registered in 1980, when the world economy crashed after the second oil crisis.“This global pandemic is something the world hasn’t witnessed since 1918,” said Pierre Andurand, who runs oil hedge fund Andurand Capital Management LLP. “I do not see how the demand drop wouldn’t be multiples of the drop witnessed during the global financial crisis.”Goldman Sachs, which runs one of the largest commodity trading businesses on Wall Street, is now forecasting that oil demand will contract by more than 4 million barrels a day every month from February to April. Other investors see much larger demand drops in the short term.Andurand estimates that demand could easily drop by 10 million barrels a day in this quarter and even beyond.[Javier Blas, Grant Smith]More: Global oil use heads for record annual drop as virus spreadslast_img read more

Dead man found in crashed vehicle off Route 17, suspect charged with murder

first_imgThe police department says 25-year-old Brandon M. Rose of Endicott was arrested and charged after police found him hiding in a bushy, wooden area. State Police and State Police Forensic Investigation Unit, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and Broome County Sheriff’s Academy Recruits, and the Broome County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation. Both of his charges are felonies. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Johnson City Police have charged a man with murder and criminal possession of a firearm after a body was found in a crashed vehicle off Route 17 at Exit 70 North. Rose is being held at the Johnson City Police Department pending arraignment. Police say the body, a male, had stab and gunshot wounds. The Exit 70 ramp was closed as police investigated. As of 2:40 p.m., the ramp has reopened.last_img read more

US Election 2020: Trump alleges ‘shenanigans’ as Biden urges calm

first_imgBut in Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign won a legal victory when a state appeals court judge said Republican poll-watchers must be permitted a closer look at ballot processing. US election 2020 Link box banner bottom

This riverfront home is so secluded few people know it is there

first_imgThere are large decks with views.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago“It’s great to sit out on the veranda for breakfast, lunch or dinner,” Mr Ramsay said. “We had a boat there for a while too, a speedboat on the pontoon. The boys, into water skiing or wakeboarding, would go to the bottom of the garden, push the boat out and away they’d go.”The enviable lifestyle is supported by the convenience of living within a short stroll of the popular Honour Ave precinct. 87a Bank St, Graceville.Gordon and Lita Ramsay trawled through listings of about 30 Brisbane properties and travelled between the city and their Hong Kong base five times, before settling on 87A Bank Rd, Graceville.The couple had been searching for a riverfront property to suit themselves and their two sons.“We bought it in 2000 when it had the original 1920s house at the street end and a rather horrible nineties extension on it,” Mr Ramsay said. “We walked in and said, ‘this is it’, because of the view and the wide outlook. “It has more than a 180-degree view and it’s elevated with great privacy.”The 1404sq m allotment is at the base of a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac, surrounded by similarly established homes and just 8km from the CBD. After falling in love with the location and traditional elements of the existing worker’s cottage, the couple embarked on major renovation work to accommodate their family’s needs. 87a Bank Street, Graceville.“You can walk up the street to cafes, restaurants, the food market, shops, banks and the cinema,” Mr Ramsay said.“Even the prestige car service guy is in the next street. It’s just a lovely, quiet hideaway with a fantastic view, yet so handy to everything.”The existence of the impressive home is only known to few as the house is tucked away down a secluded drive.All five bedrooms are split over two levels, including a main bedroom which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to a veranda. The kitchen has stone benches and stainless-steel appliances, and connects with the living, dining and family areas.There are designated storage rooms on the lower level, which has a wide patio overlooking the horizon-edge pool. REAL ESTATE: 87a Bank Street, Gracevillecenter_img The home has a fantastic outlook over the river.“We liked the old house, so we jacked it up, put the slab and pool in, lowered the house back on and put on the extension to the river,” Mr Ramsay said.The result is a beautiful, three-level Queenslander with a modern, yet classic style featuring wraparound balconies, bi-fold doors, leadlight windows, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors. The floorplan for 87a Bank Rd, Graceville. Supplied: Diakrit.Other features include ducted airconditioning, 20,000l underground rainwater storage, a 5kW solar panel system and manicured lawns. DETAILSlast_img read more