South Bend School Bord approves contract raising teacher’s salaries

first_img Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – November 23, 2020 3 449 Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Pinterest WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The South Bend School Board has approved a contract raising teacher’s salaries.New teachers hired by South Bend Schools will be earning more than $41,000, according to WSBT.It’s part of the collective bargaining agreement approved late last week by South Bend School Board members in their effort to attract and retain teachers in what’s been a years-long shortage.The agreement also calls for teachers with one-to-five years experience to get an additional $2,000 and teachers with more than six years experience will get $2500, WSBT reported.The contract also includes bonuses for teaching effectiveness, mentoring, bilingual certification and extracurricular members.Read more details from the original story from WSBT. Google+ South Bend School Bord approves contract raising teacher’s salaries WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleSyracuse outdoor manufacturing company expanding its operationsNext articleElkhart County COVID-19 Call Center reopened to answer questions 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. Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Classic City Award Winners

first_imgLobularia ‘Bicolor Pink Stream™’“Month after month, ‘Bicolor Pink Stream’ displayed its beauty and perfumed its environment, never surrendering to the Georgia heat. This Alyssum is truly an extraordinary cultivar.” Each summer the staff of The Trial Gardens at UGA selects an all-star team of plants that performed spectacularly well during the growing season. “These Classic City Award winners are the very best plants in the trial gardens, based on year-round performance and/or eye-clutching beauty,” said John Ruter, University of Georgia horticulture professor and the gardens’ director. “We raise thousands of plants each year, and these are the best of the best.” Since 1982, The Trial Gardens at UGA have been used as a literal testing ground for plants from around the world. By evaluating new selections of annuals and perennials, the Trial Gardens’ staff helps introduce new plants to the Southeast’s green industry and the general public. The Trial Gardens’ plant evaluations are respected across the globe. Commercial nurseries depend on the staff’s recommendations to determine what they will grow for sale the following season. Many of the Classic City Award-winning plants are available for sale now, but others will be available through nurseries next season. Gardeners should ask their local nurseries to stock them. For more information about the Trial Gardens and this year’s trial results, visit ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.2014 Classic City Award Winners (Commentary provided by trial supervisor Meg Green and gardens’ director John Ruter)‘Archangel Dark Rose’ Angelonia– Ball FloraPlant“This Angelonia stood out amongst the others. It started out early by out-blooming its competitors and has remained strong through the hottest temperatures. The plants are compact and sturdy.”Calibrachoa ‘Superbells® Frostfire’“Our Calibrachoas were a bit slow to bloom in early summer, however, once the flowering began, it was profuse. ‘Superbells Frostfire’ has outshone other Calibrachoas, producing countless white flowers with a yellow eye. These plants remained compact while other Calibrachoas became spindly and scraggly late in the summer.” Hibiscus ‘Royal Gems’“‘Royal Gems’ Hibiscus has been in our garden for several years and it has impressed us this long. The plants resist the insects that decimate many other Hibiscuses. ‘Royal Gems’ produces giant, deep rosy-pink blossoms for several weeks throughout summer. Its foliage remains a healthy, lush green until frost.” Petunia ‘Supertunia® Morning Glory Charm’“Petunia ‘Supertunia Morning Glory Charm’ performed perfectly through the hot summer. It quickly formed a mound of small, violet blooms with a large, white eye. This petunia was loaded with so many small blooms, even in the hottest months of the summer. It never ceased to be a perfect sphere of violet with only bits of green visible.” Catharanthus Cora™ Series“We had 14 colors of the Cora series of Catharanthus this summer and every one of them performed outstandingly. The plants were consistent in height and floriferousness. All tolerated the heat, humidity and irregular rains quite well.”Coreopsis ‘Sunshine Suzie’“‘Sunshine Suzie’ is not a loud plant that begs for attention, but more of a quiet surprise. The plants were compact but airy, and were constantly in nickel-sized, yellow flowers. Month after month, ‘Sunshine Suzie’ excelled in our climate.”Echinacea ‘Sombrero™ Adobe Orange’“‘Sombrero Adobe Orange’ has completely wowed us with its extraordinary beauty. The plants produced numerous large, bright orange, cone-shaped flowers. This cultivar bloomed longer than any Echinacea we have grown ever.” Euphorbia ‘Star Dust Super Flash’“Over the years, the Euphorbias have performed well in our garden. ‘Star Dust Super Flash’ outperformed the others this summer. Countless small, white flowers covered the compact plants from April through October. The plants were well behaved, not falling over, nor infringing on their neighbors.” Impatiens Bounce Pink Flame“This year was a great one for our New Guinea Impatiens. So many cultivars performed extraordinarily well, including the series ‘Big Bounce’ and ‘Bounce.’ In particular, ‘Bounce Pink Flame’ grew tall, but never lodged (or bent).” Heliopsis ‘Sunstruck’“‘Sunstruck’ Heliopsis grew to a mere 6 inches in height. Its leaves are variegated and they accentuate the large, yellow flowers well. These plants withstood our heat and humidity and performed beautifully.” Scaevola ‘Scalora Amethyst’“This fan flower amazed us with its perfection throughout the summer. ‘Scalora Amethyst’ was another cultivar that was obviously a winner from early in the summer. The plants easily grew into a mat of blue blooms atop its foliage.” Pelargonium ‘Glitterati™ Ice Queen’“‘Glitterati™ Ice Queen’ was grown in hanging baskets in our garden where they thrived in the hot, blazing sun. The variegated leaves did not brown in the sun, but remained healthy all summer. This geranium produced numerous orange-red blooms that were evenly distributed throughout the plants, thus creating a lovely, mounding appearance.”last_img read more

RWE targeting renewables, hydrogen for future growth opportunities

first_imgRWE targeting renewables, hydrogen for future growth opportunities FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):It still owns one of Europe’s largest coal power fleets and ranks among the continent’s biggest carbon emitters, but on RWE AG’s half-year earnings call, the focus was squarely on renewable energy. Through its green power unit, RWE Renewables GmbH, the company is chasing more capacity development and portfolio acquisitions across technologies, CFO Markus Krebber told analysts and journalists Aug. 13.With a planned acquisition from Nordex SE, RWE will add 2.7 GW of onshore wind and solar assets to its growing renewables development pipeline. The deal comprises largely French capacity, at 1.9 GW, as well as projects in Spain, Sweden and Poland.RWE is targeting 13 GW of renewables by 2022, increasing its footprint from 8.7 GW in 2019. A large slice of that growth in Europe and the U.S. will come from offshore wind — a market in which the company wants to be the global number two, behind Ørsted A/S.In Krebber’s eyes, investable renewables pipelines are set to become harder to come by as market interest in green power grows, driven in part by deep-pocketed fossil fuel players like BP PLC, which recently committed to a 50-GW capacity target for renewables by 2030. Capital deployment and capacity targets in the renewables space will exceed the number of available projects in the coming years, Krebber said. This is despite growing demand for clean power and green hydrogen — the latter being underpinned by a 40-GW electrolysis target for 2030 set by the European Commission — but the increasing competition is not concerning, he added: “Rather, it’s a confirmation of our chosen strategy.”Policy frameworks for European and German hydrogen development have buoyed RWE’s own plans for the segment, which include both the supply of renewables for green hydrogen production and logistical and storage projects for the fuel, which could be coupled with existing gas infrastructure and trading expertise, Krebber said.“Hydrogen is the great hope for the decarbonization of the industrial sector. It has enormous potential for the energy transition, and for RWE as well,” the CFO said. In June, the company announced plans to supply steel maker Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG with green hydrogen for its furnaces, pending regulatory support on pipeline investments.[Camilla Naschert]More ($): Largely spared by pandemic, RWE zooms in on renewables, hydrogen ambitionslast_img read more

New, Old, Jimi Hendrix – ‘Somewhere’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York According to the YouTube info, and some scattered comments on a Reddit thread, “Somewhere” is a (largely) previously unreleased song from the late, great Jimi Hendrix, set to appear on an upcoming (March 5) album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music, People, Hell and Angels.Says Rolling Stone, the song was recorded in 1968, with Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass, and was part of the recording for First rays of the New Rising Sun, Hendrix’ follow-up to Electric Ladyland. Hendrix died before the new album could be completed.People, Hell and Angels is scheduled for a March 5 release. Also expected this year is All Is By My Side, a biopic on the iconic guitarist, starring Andre 3000, of Outkast fame. The film, which is said to focus on Hendrix’ early years, is a bit more controversial, as it was not officially approved of by the Hendrix estate, and therefore, could contain no actual Jimi Hendrix music.For now, “Somewhere” will certainly fill that void.Listen to Jimi Hendrix, “Somewhere” below.last_img read more

Ask the Mayor — October 30, 2019 — Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala highlights

first_imgOn our Ask the Mayor program from October 30th, 2019, we heard audio from the Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala at North Iowa Area Community College held on October 29th. We heard from former Winnebago Industries CEO Bruce Hertzke, who spoke about the Legacy Award winners the late John K. & Luise V. Hanson. We also heard from the keynote speaker Gary Schoeniger, the co-author of the book “Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur”.last_img

Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.It was the first time City had scored that many in a league match since defeating Norwich 7-0 in November 2013, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice, and further goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva. – Aggressive –“Kevin didn’t score today, but he is a guy who is so dynamic. He understands the game. Normally, that kind of player doesn’t do the actions to be aggressive, win the ball, and make the right pass and the right tempo,” he said.“After that, when he has the ball in the positions close to the area, the wingers, strikers and attacking midfielders move because they know the ball is coming.“He’s a talented player, and he produced a good performance today.” De Bruyne’s performance was complimented by both Guardiola and Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who described the Belgium midfielder as the best player currently in the Premier League. Victory put City two points clear at the top of the Premier League, and left Guardiola struggling to find fault, although he was disappointed that his side conceded goals either side of half-time, with Stoke’s first from Mame Biram Diouf, and the second a Kyle Walker own goal.“You can always do better but I cannot deny that today was the best performance since I arrived here. We played a good 45 minutes, and maybe more than that,” he said.“Except for two actions which we have to learn more about, we produced a really good performance from everybody.“After the international break, it can be a bit complicated, but we did really well. So we played quick because we played simple.“Everybody helped to give us an extra pass, and after the quality for the people in the middle, our wingers and strikers made the difference.“I’m very pleased because we won, and especially with the way we won.” Hughes was disappointed with his team’s defending, particularly in the first half, but did find time to express his admiration for De Bruyne.“This result isn’t going to define our season. We came up against an exceptional City side and we’ve been found wanting, in terms of physicality and the ability to get close to them,” he said.“They’ve got genuine world-class players within their ranks. Kevin De Bruyne is head and shoulders above any player in the Premier League in my view, given the level of performance and the way he can dictate and affect the game.”?I am here to win, I am not here to entertain.Estoy aquí para ganar, no para entretener.#cityvstoke #PremierLeague #ManCity #mcfc pic.twitter.com/iMVLyjkYmx— PepTeam (@PepTeam) October 14, 2017Hughes defended his decision to give a debut to 18-year-old right-back Tom Edwards, who endured a torrid afternoon against Sane, although he did create Stoke’s second goal before an ankle injury forced him off.“We didn’t have too many options,” said Hughes. “He was due to play. He’s deserved his chance.“If he hadn’t got an injury in pre-season, he would have played before now, because that’s how well he was doing.“It’s unfortunate for him, but it’s a learning experience, not only for him, but for everybody today. He’ll be better for it.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more