MondayOctober 24TuesdayOctober 25WednesdayOctober 26ThursdayOctober 27FridayOctober 28 Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexgoodgoodmoderategoodNA* * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Air Quality Forecast For Vanderburgh County Starting For Week of OCTOBER 24, 2016Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service. They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health. The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday). When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th. Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. OzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*
The Pastry Manufacturing Company, based in Salford, which manufactured a range of baked products including pies, has been placed in liquidation.The company, which produced frozen unbaked pies, sausage rolls, pasties, potato-topped pies and fruit pies, ceased trading on January 23 and its 100 staff have been made redundant.The Salford site was the former head office of Fresh-bake Foods, which went into administration in June 2004. Management of The Pastry Manufacturing Company purchased the assets to form the new company.Rob Sadler and Mike Saville of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint liquidators on January 26. “After lengthy discussions it was agreed that the company was not financially viable and the solution was to place it in liquidation,” Mr Sadler told British Baker. “It is a great shame that financial pressures have led to this situation.”
Former Bakery World Champion Christophe Debersee showed delegates how to produce a variety French breads at a special demonstration day at miller FWP Matthews.The event, which took place from 23-24 April 2013, saw Debersee create products such as Campaillou (a sourdough bread with very high hydratation of 80%) and Campaillette des Champs (a rustic baguette with pointed ends) using French flour from FWP’s partner Moul-Bie.Debersee won the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (Bakery World Cup) in 2008, representing France.He demonstrated some of his own creations at the FWP event, such as Pain Moelleux a La Tomate and Viennoiserie with new and attractive designs.The first day of the event, saw 32 artisan bakers attend, while the second demonstration day saw a group of students attend from the School of Artisan Food lead by tutor Wayne Caddy.
Photo: Conrad Meyer Photo: Conrad Meyer Photo: Conrad Meyer Photo: Conrad Meyer Photo: Conrad Meyer Over the weekend, the famed Telluride Bluegrass Festival returned to its gorgeous home in Telluride, Colorado, for its 45th edition. Like years past, Telluride Bluegrass brought some of the best and brightest to the famed Colorado ski town, with a jam-packed lineup filled with favorites old and new.On Thursday, Tedeschi Trucks Band topped the Telluride Bluegrass bill, in addition to performances from The Del McCoury Band, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan), The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, The Railsplitters, and Chris Thile. The next day, Greensky Bluegrass closed down the festival stage following a stand-out performance from the Telluride House Band, which featured Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton, and Stuart Duncan. Friday also saw performances from Emmylou Harris, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Jerry Douglas Band, and others.Moving into the weekend proper, Saturday’s lineup was headed by Leftover Salmon and Sam Bush Band. Bela Fleck & Brooklyn Rider, Peter Rowan & The Free Mexican Airforce, Telluride Troubadour, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones also all performed on June 23rd, in addition to a live broadcast of Live From Here with Chris Thile. Finally, the festival ended with a bang on Sunday with sets from Yonder Mountain String Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Punch Brothers, and Sturgill Simpson.You can check out photos from the 45th-annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival below, courtesy of photographer Conrad Meyer. Telluride Bluegrass Festival | Telluride, CO | 6/21–24/2018 | Photo: Conrad Meyer Load remaining images
People have been comparing this musical to Evita, which just finished up a run in London. I didn’t see that production, but I saw it in New York with Ricky Martin and it’s such a great show. There are moments where we do reference it with a little wink at the audience. Alex [Timbers, director] is just so clever, there’s nothing he does by accident—though Imelda herself strongly disliked being compared to Eva Peron! What was going through your mind during the audition? After Spider-Man, it took me a while to regain my confidence, and yet there I was in that moment forced to channel the confidence. I went to Florence straight after my audition and by the time I got to Italy, I had an email telling me they were offering me the role. Have you been tempted to write about your time with Spider-Man? No, it would be too painful for me, to be honest. I gave my heart to that show, and it was just such a strange experience. Did you see Here Lies Love when it was at the Public Theater in New York? I had an opportunity to go and watch it before I came to London to rehearse but I decided not to. I like approaching roles with a fresh eye and ear and I didn’t want to be influenced. I’m really glad I didn’t see it, actually, because it meant that everything was new and that we were really allowed to create as opposed to recreate. Has this experience added to your sense of healing, post Spider-Man? There are some songs in this show that are very emotional for me—not that they were written for me, but somehow they feel as if they could have been. The moment in “Star and Slave” where Imelda sort of gathers her strength and decides to come back and enter the world again, I can really relate to that sense of pulling everything together and just stepping out and taking that risk. This whole thing has been a big test for me from the audition onward. Did you know much about Imelda Marcos’ life and career? I had a general idea—that she had a lot of shoes [laughs] and that sort of thing, but it was pretty skin-deep. What’s great is that [co-composer] David Byrne brought over practically an entire library so I read a lot about Imelda and her upbringing and what was interesting was that Filipinos are quite split in their opinion about her: it’s not all bad by any means. What do you think about the arrival of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim into the world of musical theater? I think it takes a particular kind of person who has a real respect for theater and the craft of theater. You have to be able to surrender your ego if you’re going to step into the world of musical theater and be able to admit what you don’t know about and then be ready to learn: You have to honor the art form. Wow, how amazing is that? The request was for me to come straight to the final auditions in London in a few days, so I arrived completely jetlagged and with no voice and had barely been speaking for a year, let alone singing, because I’d been at this monastery. And now here I am on a disco floor playing Imelda Marcos: that’s a pretty strong message from the universe! Well, as the expression goes, you’ve come a long way. [Laughs.] It’s been quite surreal going from a monkish existence to standing under a disco ball. During tech for Here Lies Love I remember thinking, “This is completely insane—in the best way possible.” The way this has confirmed my life as an artist has been huge for me. It’s great to see you back on a stage, and in London no less. How does it feel to be leading the Here Lies Love company? This is about so much more than playing a lead role for me. The entire experience has been quite profound. After the Spider-Man experience happened, I was basically taking a sabbatical at a monastery in the States without a laptop or a phone and thinking, “What’s next? Maybe I’ll become a meditation teacher.” I returned to L.A. and happened to be going through my junk mail—which I never do—and lo and behold there was an email from the casting person at the National Theatre. It was just one of those freak timings. View Comments Amid a busy fall season in London for musicals, Natalie Mendoza’s powerful performance as Imelda Marcos in the European premiere of Here Lies Love at the National Theatre stands apart. Mendoza had a short-lived stint as Arachne in the original Broadway incarnation of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark when she suffered a concussion early in previews and had to depart the show—all of which makes her current acclaim doubly sweet. The gifted Australian performer spoke to Broadway.com from her dressing room about looking forwards as well as back, taking time off, and what it’s like to be in the middle of a disco floor playing Imelda Marcos.
Scottish Power sells fossil assets to focus on wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Scottish Power has ditched fossil fuels for electricity generation and switched to 100% wind power, by selling off its last remaining gas power stations to Drax for more than £700m. Iberdrola, Scottish Power’s Spanish parent company, said the move was part of its strategy to tackle climate change and would free it up to invest in renewables and power grids in the UK.The deal also marks a significant expansion and diversification for Drax, whose main business is a coal- and biomass-fired power station in North Yorkshire. Included in the £702m sale are four gas power stations in England, two hydro schemes and a pumped storage plant in Scotland.That leaves Scottish Power producing all its power from windfarms. While it has many onshore, the firm’s growth is in offshore windfarms, including East Anglia One, which should take the crown of the world’s largest when it opens in 2020.The Scottish Power chief executive, Keith Anderson, said: “We are leaving carbon generation behind for a renewable future powered by cheaper green energy.”Drax, for its part, will see an immediate boost in its earnings, adding an estimated £90m-£110m profit in 2019. The acquisition positions Drax as a key player to fill in the gaps in the UK energy system at times when solar and wind power output is low.More: Scottish Power shifts to 100% wind generation after £700m Drax sale
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Natasha ChilingerianThe $602 million, Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Alabama One Credit Union filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Alabama public officials – including Sen. Gerald H. Allen (R-Ala.), Gov. Robert Bentley’s chief legal advisor David Byrne and local attorneys – alleging conspiracy and abuse of power from Gov. Bentley’s office.The suit, filed in federal court in Tuscaloosa on behalf of Alabama One and its CEO, John Dee Carruth, alleged the defendants attempted to coerce tens of millions of dollars in legal settlements out of the credit union despite state and federal regulators deeming it a safe and sound institution. The credit union stated in the suit that the public officials’ abuse of power began in November 2013 and stemmed from their desire to benefit their political and personal friend, attorney Justice D. “Jay” Smyth, III, whom Alabama One states put pressure on the credit union to settle five frivolous lawsuits filed by Smyth and others affiliated with him. continue reading »
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Topics : The emergency ministry said 150 people had been evacuated from the hospital.The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Russia rose by 11,656, as of Monday, a record daily increase, bringing the official total to 221,344.Only Britain, Spain and the United States have recorded more cases.On Saturday, one person was killed after a fire broke out at a Moscow hospital treating patients infected with the coronavirus. A fire apparently started by an overloaded ventilator killed five novel coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit in a Russian hospital on Tuesday, news agencies reported.Russia’s emergency ministry confirmed the death of intensive care patients in a hospital in the city of St. Petersburg but did not say how many people had been killed.”Ventilators are at their limit. According to preliminary data, there was an overload and the machine ignited, which caused the fire,” one source told the Interfax news agency.
Canada is the world’s biggest canola producer, and the yellow-flowering plant earned farmers C$8.6 billion ($6.42 billion) last year, the most of any crop.China meanwhile boosted canola oil imports from Europe, Russia and Australia, with some of that oil made from Canadian canola, said another China-based trader.The price rally left farmer Mary-Jane Duncan-Eger, who grows canola near Regina, Saskatchewan, “super-mystified,” considering that Canada is heading for a bumper crop.To lock in high prices, she pre-sold 50% of her anticipated harvest, up from the 30% she usually pre-sells at this time of year.”I’m pretty happy. As long as someone is buying it, I don’t care who.”Global canola oil demand has prompted Canadian crushers – who include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd – to process canola at a brisk pace, said Brian Comeault, commodity risk manager with Cargill Ltd’s Canadian marketing service MarketSense.Exporters are also selling more seed to the UAE, where crushers produce oil to sell to China, he said.Bad crop weather and insect attacks in Europe have also lifted prices.Rapeseed production in the European Union and Britain is expected near the 13-year low seen in 2019.This has led European importers to scour other countries for supplies, especially those with weaker currencies that make purchases more profitable, consultancy Strategie Grains said in a report.”Canadian canola has the biggest edge,” it said. “Competition among importing countries will probably be fierce over the coming months.” Topics : Canadian canola prices have soared to the highest in nearly two years, despite a diplomatic dispute between Ottawa and Beijing, as exporters find roundabout ways to reach top oilseed buyer China.Chinese authorities have since March 2019 blocked canola shipments by two Canadian exporters, an action they took after Canadian police detained a Huawei Technologies executive in late 2018 on a United States warrant.The dispute however, has not spoiled China’s appetite for canola, which is mainly processed into vegetable oil. While China is buying less from Canada directly, it has bought canola oil instead from Europe and the United Arab Emirates, with some of that oil made from Canadian canola, traders said. ICE canola futures on Tuesday hit the highest nearby price since October 2018. Prices of China’s rapeseed oil, another name for canola oil, have also rallied, partly because of limited Canadian supply.”Profits are extravagant. Anyone who has the resources to import (canola oil) will definitely buy,” said a manager with a China-based canola importer.”It is like gold oil now.”Canadian canola exports to China fell 45% year over year during the 11-month period through June, however total canola exports have jumped 9%, helped by a tripling of sales to France and double the shipments to the UAE.