NorCal Cannabis Cup serves as High Times’ long-running regional marijuana industry trade show. Earlier in the month, the festival—slated for June 2nd and 3rd at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA—announced its initial musical lineup, which includes performances by Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, and Arrested Development. Today, NorCal Cannabis Cup has added even more musical mayhem to the weekend with the announcement that G. Love & Special Sauce will also be joining the event’s two-day musical lineup.NorCal Cannabis Cup notes that it has a number of exciting announcements coming up this week, so keep your eyes peeled for who else is expected to join this solid lineup of festival heavy-hitters. However, the musical lineup is not the only thing draws attendees to Santa Rosa. Rather, as High Times notes,In addition to the incredible musical lineup, there will be tons of other entertainment—live art murals, a Ferris wheel, amazing food pop-ups and much more. … Vendors will be selling the hottest, most innovative products, visual artists from Black Light. Visuals will be doing trippy body painting, and, of course, tons of freebies and swag will be raining from the stage.You can grab your single-day and two-day tickets to see Phil Lesh & Friends, Blues Traveler, Arrested Development, and G. Love at the NorCal Cannabis Cup here.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Read Full Story For very young children, growing up in a chronically stressful situation can lead to difficulties in school and poor health later in life, new research suggests. To offset these by-products of “toxic stress” in the most at-risk children, Jack Shonkoff of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) says it’s important to help build the capabilities of parents and caregivers, the most important influences in these children’s lives.In an interview on WGBH’s “Innovation Hub” on January 31, 2014, Shonkoff, director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child and the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at HSPH, discussed the “wear-and-tear” effect of chronic stress on the body—how it can accelerate aging, lead to disease, and disrupt brain development. In young children, much of the delicate brain circuitry develops between ages 3 and 5, so “not doing anything before age 4 for children at greatest risk [from chronic stress] is a huge mistake that we pay a tremendous price for later,” said Shonkoff. Helping boost positive, predictable interactions between children and their caregivers is key, he said.
The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary Friday. The Center was established under the tenure of University President Fr. Emeritus Edward “Monk” Malloy. “This is a chance to celebrate and recognize that great things happen when good people pull together their knowledge and resources to help the young, old and everyone in between,” Malloy said at a celebration Friday. The accomplishments and collaborations of the Center were on full display Friday night at an open house held for the community. “It is always important to set ambitious goals, but also important to celebrate our successes,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said. Some of the programs based at the RCLC are a Lego Robotics team, an entrepreneurship program and a youth Shakespeare troupe. Charell Lucky, a student that participates in the youth Shakespeare troupe, performed Sonnet 40 and a scene from Henry VI. “The RCLC is a blessing for me and my family,” Lucky said. Take Ten, a violence prevention program in local public schools also celebrated. The RCLC is home to the program, which serves 16 schools in the South Bend Mishawaka community, as well as the Center for the Homeless, all Boys and Girls clubs and community centers. John Hess, a local principal, received the James A. Kapsa award for his work with Take Ten. “Take Ten works best when the principal steps up and is strong and instrumental to making Take Ten a success,” Ellen Kyes, director of the Take Ten program, said while presenting the award. Two members of the RCLC received an award for their participation. Isaiah Crudup won the James A. Roemer award presented to a youth participant that has excelled in the Center’s programs and Alfreda Redding won the Dr. Dale O. Grayson award honoring an adult in the RCLC education programs. The Renelda Robinson award, named after the community member whose name also sits over the RCLC, is given to a community volunteer that promotes learning and relationship building. Bridgett Mitchell received the award and was described as a volunteer who not only does the job, but does it with kindness. Two members of the Notre Dame community were also honored. Junior Caitlin Kinser received the Rev. Don McNeill C.S.C. award, which is presented to a Notre Dame student volunteer, for her dedication to the Shakespeare program at the center. The Arthur Quigly award is given to a distinguished Notre Dame faculty or staff member. This year’s recipient was Nicole MacLaughlin, a University Writing Progam teacher who partnered youth participants in the Shakespeare troupe and her students. She also received a grant that allowed her to take 25 Notre Dame and 16 RCLC students to Chicago to see Romeo and Juliet. “[The RCLC is the] heart and home of the east side,” Jasmine Brown, RCLC advisory board co-chair, said. “We need to be the visionaries of the future and the philanthropists of tomorrow.” Jay Caponigro, the current Notre Dame director of community engagement and first director of the RCLC, said he is confident the RCLC will continue on strong due to the great people and community that make the center what it is.
continue reading » Kristy Hesse is the chief human resources officer of Community First Credit Union($3.6B, Appleton, WI), a position she has held since March 2019. Here, she answers Callahan’s leadership questions about her credit union’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Between the beginning of 2020 and now, how have your operations changed?Kristy Hesse: Wisconsin had a Safer at Home order, not a complete Stay at Home. We moved to remote work, and branch lobbies were open by appointment only. We leveraged DocuSign and other virtual capabilities. We’re all getting to be experts on Zoom, Teams, and WebEx.I oversee human resources and training, and although we briefly paused some training and development, we didn’t stop recruiting at all. We held remote interviews, and when we conducted new employee orientation, we did as much of the onboarding virtually as we could. What we couldn’t do virtually we moved to an empty office where we could control the number of people in the room, adhere to social distancing rules, and take frequent breaks to sanitize hands and surfaces.We decided it was more important to plan for the future by hiring talent than it was to control for operating expenses. It was a leap of faith, but we made the leap. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Kostick is scheduled to be sentenced on April 16. The district attorney’s office says Kostick will be sentenced to 10 years in prison, which will begin immediately after his current prison sentence for burglary. According to his plea, Kostick intended to cause “serious physical injury” to his father, Harry J. Kostick, but it resulted in the father’s death. Kostick will serve a parole term for both the burglary and manslaughter charges. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A man pleaded guilty for the death of his father in Broome County Court Tuesday morning. The event occurred from Sept. 1 to Oct. 3 2014 at his father’s residence on Lincoln Avenue in Endicott. The Broome County District Attorney’s Office says 34-year-old Shawn M. Kostick pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, a class B felony.
Sekisui House has just opened for pre-sale registration, phase two of its $500 million masterplanned development at Ecco Ripley.PHASE two of the $500 million Ecco Ripley development has opened for registrations following a strong run of sales this year.Developed by Sekisui House, Ecco Ripley has already yielded more than $12.5 million of sales in the first quarter with nearly 80 per cent owner-occupiers.Phase two — Lighthaven — will mark the second major phase of the development, offering 300sq m to 450sq m lots with the buyers given the option to build a home designed by Sekisui House or contract a builder of their choice.Ecco Ripley sales manager Scott Blaney said Lighthaven was expected to continue the momentum from the first phase “Brooking Rise” and benefit from it location, only a short walk to the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre.“With the first stage of the Town Centre well under way, Ecco Ripley is becoming increasingly sought-after by homebuyers,” Blaney said. Sekisui House display home.The $40 million first stage of the Town Centre is scheduled to be completed early 2018.“Lighthaven will offer the closest housing to the Town Centre within the entire Ecco Ripley masterplanned community, or the entire Ripley Valley for that matter, and it offers the last opportunity to purchase land before the Town Centre opens,” Blaney said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The value proposition offered by the Town Centre, as well as access to green open space, has been a compelling story for many buyers.“They are also drawn by diversity in product choice and the sustainability of Ecco Ripley which is the only community in the greater Ipswich area to achieve a Five Star Green Star Communities rating.”Ecco Ripley is being developed by Sekisui House, one of the largest residential groups in the world with a proven track record for taking a holistic approach to community design.More than 750 residents currently live at Ecco Ripley or are in the process of building their home in the emerging community. Sekisui House display home.A diverse range of housing options are planned for the Lighthaven precinct.“We’re expecting Lighthaven to become a lifestyle address for everyone from first-home buyers, second-plus home buyers and downsizers,” Blaney said.Check out these luxury developments…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreencheck out developments virtually!00:41 Related videos 00:41check out developments virtually!01:60Sneak peak inside Hawksburn Place Residences02:02Sneak peak: FV building03:05The Converted: Boot Factory01:30Dream Home: North Sydney00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay HouseThe first release of Lighthaven will include 38 lots priced from $172,000, with land sizes ranging from 300sq m to 450sq m.Sekisui House also has a range of homes that are currently under construction or ready to move in, including terraces duplexes, and a limited release of park fronting double storey homes available in the Brooking Rise neighbourhood.Lighthaven will be surrounded by more than 10ha of open space with homes no more than 200m from parks and open space.
Next Geosolutions has launched a new division, Next Geosolutions UK Continental Shelf (Next UKCS), following its acquisition of RMS Submarine in 2017. Operating within the cable and renewables industries, Next UKCS will provide solutions to the operations and maintenance market.In line with Next Geosolutions’ growth strategy, Next UKCS has re-located to larger offices within Norwich, the east of England’s energy hub, and plans to increase its workforce by the end of Q2.Next Geosolutions’ CEO, Giovanni Ranieri, said: “Next UKCS opens up many new and exciting possibilities for Next Geosolutions, allowing us to enhance our capabilities and offer unrivalled multidisciplinary expertise.“The acquisition of RMS Submarine was a tactical move within our EMEA growth strategy, and part of our long-term goal to offer clients high quality solutions which meet their demands.“We are confident that this development will be hugely beneficial for both companies. Together, we share not only a natural synergy in terms of service offering and market focus, but also an appetite for success, ambition and drive.”
Image source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, hosted a public meeting at the Carolina Beach Town Hall in Council Chambers yesterday to gather public input for the Carolina Beach nourishment study.USACE is currently authorized for beach nourishment projects in Carolina Beach through 2020.They are now preparing a Carolina Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report with an integrated environmental assessment.Completion of this study and subsequent federal authorization could allow continuance of cost shared periodic beach nourishments through 2029 (subject to funding).Comments and concerns raised at this meeting will be considered during the preparation of the study and environmental assessment.[mappress mapid=”24950″]
Share Share Sharing is caring! 14 Views no discussions NewsRegional Guyana to get US$40 million in forest protection funds by: – April 2, 2011 by Global News StaffPresident Bharrat Jagdeo (L) pictured here with Norway’s Minister of Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, at Guyana’s Kaietur Falls.GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The priority projects under Guyana’s revolutionary Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will become a reality this year with development partner Norway announcing its readiness to release a tranche of forest protection funds.The Guyana Chronicle reported that President Bharrat Jagdeo, during a joint press conference he hosted at State House in Georgetown on Thursday night with visiting Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development, Erik Solheim, stressed that the Guyana REDD Investment Fund is safe as regards fiduciary oversight and noted that the projects to be funded will be carried out in accordance to the strictest standards.This assurance by the president coincided with the simultaneous announcement by Solheim that Norway will live up to its part of the agreement and contribute another US$40 million to Guyana for 2011. The country has already released its US$30 million for 2010 under the agreement.Solheim also pointed out that the two countries need to find ways of speeding up the way the money is disbursed into the Guyanese economy, while at the same time having the necessary mechanisms in place when it comes to anti-corruption and environmental and social safeguards. Tweet Share
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. AP FarooqAbdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, wasarrested at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital and main city of thedisputed Himalayan region. “We havearrested him, and a committee will decide how long the arrest will be,” saidMuneer Khan, a top police official. (AP) NEW DELHI – AParliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlledKashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authoritiesto imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.