BMV: No coins due to shortage, pay with cards

first_img Facebook BMV: No coins due to shortage, pay with cards Google+ Pinterest Previous articleKKK materials litter yards in St. Joseph CountyNext articleAldi to require face masks beginning next week Network Indiana Twitter Google+ By Network Indiana – July 21, 2020 1 286 IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana News Service) The national coin shortage is impacting the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.The BMV is asking customers to pay with a check or credit card when possible to complete transactions. Customers should use cash only when able to pay with exact change.“The United States Federal Reserve is experiencing a coin shortage that is currently impacting all Financial Institutions within the U.S. As a result, the BMV is unable to access additional coin inventory to replenish its supplies. … At this time, branches are displaying signs identifying the situation and asking customers to use alternate forms of payment,” the BMV said Monday.The Federal Reserve has not said when the coin shortage will be resolved. They have stated they expect coin inventories to return to previous levels once the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Waitrose unveils recyclable sandwich wrappers

first_imgIn a first for UK supermarkets, triangular sandwich wrappers in Waitrose will soon be easier to recycle.Waitrose claims to be the first supermarket to launch the more easily recyclable sandwich wrapper and said all its own-label packaging will be widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025.Waitrose has worked with packaging manufacturer RAP, and sandwich producers Melton Foods and Greencore on the new sandwich wrappers.The supermarket said the move was being achieved by making the cardboard sandwich packaging easy to separate from the plastic film, which isn’t recyclable.While the cardboard element of sandwich packaging can easily be recycled, Waitrose found customers and processors were having difficulty separating the cardboard from the see-through film part of the pack.It said in a statement that making the film easily removable from the cardboard – via a peelable tab – would mean there was no reason why the cardboard could not be recycled.Waitrose is confident that the change, due to be introduced in August, will see more packaging from Britain’s favourite lunchtime snack recycled.And even if customers throw the whole pack away, processors should now be able to separate the paper element from the film.Karen Graley, Waitrose packaging manager, said: “The change to our sandwich packaging may seem like a small one, but it’s likely to make a big impact on the amount of packaging recycled.“We continue to work on a solution to the pack’s plastic film in the hope that, in the future, none of the sandwich pack will go to landfill.“Our ambition for 100% of our own-label packaging being widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025 is set to make a tangible difference to the environment.”last_img read more

Bethel Woods Announces Santana, Doobie Brothers, Ringo Starr Concerts Instead Of 3-Day Festival

first_imgBack in December, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced that a three-day event would take place on August 16th-18th in 2019 at the same location where the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival took place back on August 15th-17th, 1969. Produced with Live Nation, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival was promoted to include live music, TED-style talks, and special exhibits.Now, however, organizers have announced that the festival will “comprise three separate events over three days” as part of the venue’s newest initiative: the Season of Song & Celebration commemorations, a year-long schedule of exhibits, programs and events. As such, global live storytelling agency INVNT has announced that they will no longer be producing Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.Scott Cullather, CEO, INVNT explained in a press release that the agency is proud of its support and contributions to the celebration plans and the global awareness that its efforts brought to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, as a result. “INVNT will not be involved in the new format and we wish Bethel Woods and Live Nation, as well as the organizers of the other 50th anniversary celebrations taking place around the world, the very best,” he said.Instead of a three-day music festival, Bethel Woods will host a series of programs and events during Anniversary Week that have been developed to “welcome all who wish to visit the historic site and museum, to hear music where history was made, and to reflect and celebrate the legacy of this hallowed ground.”Bethel Woods: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary will include standalone performances from Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Arlo Guthrie, The Edgar Winter Band, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, and more to be announced. See below for the new schedule and head to the event website for more information.Thursday, August 15: A screening of the Warner Bros. Academy-Award winning documentary, Woodstock: the Director’s Cut will be held on the historic festival field. It is an experience unlike any other to watch the documentary that chronicles the emergence of the Counterculture movement on the very field where it was filmed a half-century ago.Friday, August 16: Ringo Starr and his All Star Band will take the Pavilion Stage, along with Arlo Guthrie, who performed just after midnight on Friday, the first day of the festival; as well as Edgar Winter with The Edgar Winter Band, returning to Bethel for the first time since performing at the festival with his brother Johnny Winter.Saturday, August 17: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Woodstock legend, Santana returns to Bethel Woods Pavilion Stage, exactly 50 years after his groundbreaking Saturday afternoon festival performance. Santana will be joined by special guests The Doobie Brothers.Sunday, August 18: To be announced!Meanwhile, original Woodstock organizer Michael Lang officially confirmed that his own celebration of the iconic festival’s 50th anniversary will take place on August 16th, 17th, and 18th at Watkins Glen International. While a lineup has yet to be revealed, fans can rest assured that there will still be a traditional festival held in honor of the original model.last_img read more

Student-created sOccket scores a Breakthrough Award

first_imgThe student-created sOccket was among the winners of Popular Mechanics sixth annual Breakthrough Awards, which recognizes the innovators and products poised to change the world in the fields of technology, medicine, aviation, environmental engineering, and more.“From soccer balls that generate light to cell phones that diagnose medical conditions, our diverse, inspired winners are making the seemingly impossible a reality,” says James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. “The 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award honorees are the people and products leading the way into the future, and we’re thrilled to recognize their advances.”Jessica Lin ’09, Jessica O. Matthews ’10, Julia Silverman ’10, and Hemali Thakkara ’11 created the eco-friendly ball when they all were undergraduates at Harvard College.After just 15 minutes of play, their soccer ball can provide families in sub-Saharan Africa — where less than 25 percent of the population has access to reliable electricity — with 3 hours of LED light, a clean alternative to kerosene lamps.Field-tested in South Africa during the World Cup, sOccket has an imbedded DC jack and weighs only 5 ounces more than a FIFA-regulated ball. A future model should hold enough juice to charge a cellphone.The creation of the innovative ball, which uses an inductive coil mechanism to generate energy, was thanks in part to a novel Engineering Sciences course, ES 147, “Idea Translation.”The course, taught by David Edwards, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and a core member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is affiliated with the Laboratory “The Lab” at Harvard.A three-year experiment, The Lab is principally an exhibition and meeting space for student idea development within and between the arts and sciences, and serves as a forum for interfaculty and public creative expression and dialog.The sOccket team and other honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City on the evening of October 5. The exclusive sponsors of this year’s event are Cub Cadet and DigiKey.last_img read more

Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector & More Join Broadway Salutes

first_imgTony nominees Andy Karl and Jarrod Spector, as well as Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Lindsay Mendez and Adam Heller, will take part in the sixth annual Broadway Salutes on September 23. The public event will take place at Anita’s Way, the public space from 42nd to 43rd street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. As previously announced, four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein will host.Broadway Salutes honors theater professionals, including stagehands, actors, producers, press agents, designers, directors, and more, who have worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. The afternoon’s event, directed by Marc Bruni, is presented by the Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds.Karl and Spector earned Tony nods this year for their performances in Rocky and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, respectively. Mendez most recently appeared on Broadway in Wicked, for which she took home a Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Replacement. Heller’s Great White Way credits include Elf, Baby It’s You! and Caroline, or Change. Star Files Andy Karlcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Chilean Soldier Dies in Haiti after Assault

first_imgBy Dialogo June 19, 2012 A Chilean soldier who worked at the Embassy of Chile in Haiti died there on June 17, after being shot by unidentified assailants, authorities said. “The officer was assaulted by strangers and he received four bullet wounds in his abdomen and arm. Due to these injuries, he was taken to Lambert Sante Hospital, where he died at 5:45 am” (0945 GMT), the Chilean Defense Ministry said in a statement. The incident took place outside a restaurant in the Petionville suburb of Port-au-Prince, and is being investigated by Haitian police. The body of the sergeant, who served as the assistant defense attaché at the Chilean embassy, will be repatriated once the necessary paperwork has been completed.last_img

New Jersey voices loud and clear on protecting credit union tax status

first_imgMore voices are coming across loud and clear in New Jersey about the credit union difference.John Fenton, president/CEO of Affinity FCU, Basking Ridge, N.J., set the record straight regarding the credit union tax status in an “Industry Insights” post on NJBIZ.com.In “Setting the record straight regarding credit unions and taxes,” Fenton emphasized the cooperative structure of credit unions, the ownership of credit unions by members not stockholders, and the real estate and payroll taxes paid by credit unions.“The tax treatment conveyed on credit unions roughly 100 years ago continues to serve the purpose for which it was created and is one of the best investments that the government makes in its citizens,” Fenton wrote. “Credit unions provide substantial benefits to their members and the dollar amount of those benefits greatly exceeds the loss in federal revenue that would result from taxing not-for-profit credit unions.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Australian home minister Peter Dutton tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgOne of Australia’s highest-profile ministers, Peter Dutton, who is in charge of home affairs, said he had tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was admitted to hospital in the northeastern state of Queensland.Australia has recorded 156 infections and three deaths from the flu-like disease, but authorities expect a rapid increase in coming weeks, with the arrival of the southern hemisphere winter.Dutton, a former health minister, attended a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday at which he met Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other cabinet members for a few hours, a spokeswoman said. “This morning, I woke up with a temperature and sore throat,” Dutton said in a statement issued by his office, adding that Queensland health authorities told him on Friday afternoon that his test had proved positive.”I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.”Morrison has advised against gatherings of more than 500 people, but said he would still go to a weekend rugby game, as health officials warned that millions of Australians could get infected within months.A media representative for Morrison did not immediately return an email seeking comment.Topics :last_img read more

House plans to revise AGO law

first_imgThe House of Representatives plans to revise Law No.16/2004 on the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), which has been included in the 2020 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas).According to Pangeran Khairul Saleh, the deputy chairman of House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, the revision aimed to strengthen prosecutors’ position in the government system.”The Attorney General’s Office and prosecutors must have one special law,” he said on Monday, noting that a number of regulations currently stipulate the distinct roles of the attorney general, the AGO and prosecutors. The House Legislation Body (Baleg) agreed on Monday to form a working committee to revise the 2004 law. The chairman of the body, Supratman Andi Agtas of the Gerindra Party, was appointed to lead the committee.Pangeran said laws related to prosecutors’ duties had been challenged several times at the Constitutional Court (MK), which had affected prosecutors’ duties.One of them was a Constitutional Court ruling on Oct. 13, 2010, that annulled Law No. 4 PNPS/1963 on prohibitions on printed materials that also revokes the authority of a prosecutor’s office to supervise and withdraw printed materials from being circulated in the public without a court trial.In law enforcement, Pangeran added, prosecutors were also expected not to merely use repressive preventive approaches but also to have an alternative dispute resolution, such as penal mediation.Penal mediation is a form of settlement outside the court or alternative dispute resolution (ADR).Topics : The National Mandate Party (PAN) politician said the revision would focus on several points, such as improving the prosecutor’s authority to investigate certain crimes that would not be limited to corruption.“We will give them more authority to investigate money laundering, forestry crimes, serious human rights violations and other crimes stipulated in prevailing laws,” Pangeran said.The revision will also grant prosecutors the authority to provide considerations and information in helping a court decide the legal violations in a criminal case.It will also emphasize the role of the prosecutor in maintaining the integrity and sovereignty of the state and nation in times of danger, civil and military emergencies and war, he added.last_img read more

Arsenal summer signing breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s training record

first_imgKieran Tierney breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang training record during Arsenal medical The summer signing from Celtic made a big impression despite being injured (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney claimed one of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s many Arsenal training records during his medical, setting a new best for the vertical jump despite being injured.The Scot finally completed his protracted move from Celtic to north London in a £25million deal on deadline day, though fans won’t get to see him for another six weeks as he recovers from a double hernia operation.Despite the injury, Tierney passed his medical with flying colours and stunned Arsenal coaches – and his new teammates – with his performance in training. Comment Advertisement Ewan RobertsSaturday 10 Aug 2019 10:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Rob Holding could hardly believe the score Tierney posted (Picture: Arsenal media)The 22-year-old was given a series of exercises to perform on Thursday, including a hands-on-hips vertical jump.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith his very first effort he got 50cms off the ground, with the Arsenal coach saying he’d ‘smashed it already’ and revealing he was only 4cms short of Aubameyang’s record.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA broad smile appeared on Tierney’s face as he accepted the challenge, saying ‘I’ll try and beat that’, and he duly delivered a monster jump that had the coach – and teammate Rob Holding – exclaim out loud.Tierney put down a 55cm standing jump, edging out Aubameyang from top spot, as Holding whooped and congratulated his new teammate.Watch Tierney’s record-breaking performance from 3:24 below…Aubameyang still has plenty of records to his name, though, and is one of the best performers in training – notably leading the one-legged triple jump test.Speaking about Tierney’s arrival, manager Unai Emery said: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us. He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more