Ready, Set, Cherry-Thing-a-Ling!

first_imgBatesville, In. — Through President’s Day downtown Batesville-based Schmidt’s Bakery will offer the famous Cherry-Thing-a-Lings.” In 2018 a record 118,910 “Cherry-Thing-A-Lings” were sold, just about a 30 percent increase over the more than 82,000 sold in 2017.The bakery hosted 5,014 guests from across the Midwest and shipped more than 500 dozen to sweet-lovers all over the country.  “This was a tremendous year for us and we are really happy so many people traveled to Batesville and were willing to stand in line for hours,” said Schmidt’s Bakery owner Bertie Schmidt. “I hope everyone enjoyed the Thing-A-Ling’s and I hope to see everyone again next year!”This year marks the inaugural“Cherry Festival” in downtown Batesville.Batesville Main Street and the City of Batesville, with the help of the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Sharp Painting LLC, Transmark Logistics, The Waters of Batesville, The Garrett Group and Marti Fritsch Tracy of Lohmiller Real Estate there will be a 60 X 80-foot synthetic ice skating rink. The ice skating rink will be open Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Early crowds wait for the bakery to openIn-kind donations have been provided by the Gillman Home Center, Harmeyer’s Market, Pro Prints, Water-Tek, McDonald’s, Assured Partners and many volunteers who are donating their time to make this a successful event.“It is great to see our community come together to support such a great idea that will certainly help bring more people into our downtown area and into those businesses,” said Mayor Mike Bettice.There are activities and contests for the entire family including Ice Sculpting Demonstration, Cherry Pit Spitting Contest and a Cherry Guessing Contest.“Many of our downtown businesses will have special promotions and Main Street encourages you to visit and support our downtown stores and restaurants during the weekend,” said Main Street promotions co-chair Amy Hawkins.last_img read more

RSVP today for Franklin County Lunch and Learn

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Free Lunch & Learn at Third Place in Brookville on Wednesday, December 18.  ETC will be discussing how a hosted phone solution will increase business productivity.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 17 by emailing [email protected]last_img

Giants add former A’s infielder to MLB roster, expect new arrival in St. Louis

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Giants have enjoyed modest success mining the waiver wire for under-the-radar, unproven talents this year.They’re hoping infielder Corban Joseph can follow in the footsteps of players such as Alex Dickerson and Trevor Gott and make an impact in a new spot.The Giants announced Tuesday they’ve claimed Joseph off waivers from the Oakland A’s. To clear a space on the 40-man roster for Joseph, San Francisco transferred infielder Pablo Sandoval to the 60-day injured list.Sandoval …last_img

The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

first_imgFeaturesThere is a laundry list of features. First, the system is capable of supporting cameras and tripod head mounts from 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and even Mitchell Mounts. This system can support anything from an A7S II up to a fully rigged Alexa package. Simply put, this versatility is what makes it so usable.Because the wheels can swivel, you can rig it with a curved track — something you can’t do with a slider. As a result, this provides unique camera movements to help make your shots more dynamic. Overall, the Dana Dolly is a versatile piece of filmmaking equipment that many filmmakers choose to use when creating their content. If you’re looking for smooth, cinematic camera movements, this system is just what you’re looking for. Cover image via Dana Dolly.Looking for more on working with a dolly? Check out these articles.6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly ShotsThe Cinematic Power of Hitchcock’s Dolly Zoom TechniqueVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemDIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $507 DIY Filmmaking Uses of the Versatile Wheelchair Dolly Let’s take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of your next production.The Dana Dolly has quickly become one of those quintessential pieces of film production equipment. It’s reliable, affordable, and it yields high-quality, cinematic results. For its price point, this is a rarity. Since its introduction to the filmmaking market, this dolly has made its way onto the rental trucks of Hollywood features, and even into the trunks of Honda Civics — for filmmakers and content creators of all stripes.Image via Dana Dolly.What Is a Dana Dolly?The Dana Dolly is a heavy-duty camera slider and dolly system. It helps you capture smooth, cinematic camera movement. In a very simplified sense, the system’s construction and appearance hearkens back to a skateboard on a rail system — although there are some key differences. The Dana Dolly conveniently and efficiently achieves its cinematic movements by sliding on its custom wheels using a piece of metal piping known as a speed rail. The combination of these materials helps to achieve cinematic dolly movements and shots.Dana Dolly vs. SliderA Dana Dolly is much larger than a slider. If you’re in extremely tight quarters, a slider may make more sense. However, there are many advantages compared to a traditional slider. For example, this system can hold and secure much larger, heavier camera systems. The amount of support and strong construction also provides much smoother camera movements.A Dana Dolly can also run much longer track lengths. This allows you to get much longer dolly pushes. Essentially, you can dolly a shot as far as you have the track to support it.Now, an advantage that a slider has over a Dana Dolly is that it’s much more compact and far more travel-friendly. While you can make a Dana Dolly somewhat compact and travel friendly, you’ll always find that a slider is much more mobile.last_img read more

‘My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat’

first_imgThe full text of Lou Vincent’s statement to the NZ Herald:My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat.I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing.I have lived with this dark secret for many years, but just months ago I reached the point where I decided I had to come forward and tell the truth.It’s a truth that has rightly caused uproar and controversy in New Zealand and around the world.I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. For that I am not proud.I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love. I had to put things right. Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right.The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.I could not live with my wrongdoing any longer, and after meeting my future wife Susie, after learning what unconditional love really is, I felt strong enough to tell her what I’d done, and she has helped me take the painful steps to telling my parents, my wider family, and then the authorities.I am proud of those I love. Especially my immediate family and friends. Their strength, support and forgiveness has enabled me to address some deep and uncomfortable issues in my life.advertisementI can finally look my children in the eyes and tell them that honesty is the best policy, even if it feels like the hardest thing to do at times.I now believe in myself as a person again and do not wake up every morning hating myself.Today is the day I offer my deepest apologies to the public and the cricketing world, to the loyal fans, to the dedicated coaches, staff and all players past and present.I apologise to the and thank the ACSU [Anti-Corruption and Security Unit] for their help and support, which is out there for all players and it has helped me a great deal. Chris Morris and his legal team, and all associations that have handled this sensitive situation with professionalism and respect.The people who know me know I am vulnerable. But they also know I am not stupid and that I know what is right and what is wrong.I do suffer from depression but it is absolutely no reason or excuse for all that I have done wrong.I used to think mistakes were the actions of bad people. I now know even good people can make the worst of mistakes. My actions, I will regret for the rest of my life.For sport to prosper, it is up to the players to police the game, because they are the ones that will ultimately lose out if they allow themselves to be used as pawns to make money.No one should ever be put in that position. And no one should ever allow themselves to forget what sport is about and let money rule their decisions.The decisions I made were wrong. Players must be better than that. Above reproach. For the fans. For the sport.For the first time in a very long time I feel positive about the future because I am finally becoming the man I wanted to be. I have to face up to my wrongs to make them right.I have kept my head down for too long now. This is my time to man up to my mistakes and today I can stand with a better conscience because I know I’m doing the right thing.It is entirely my fault that I will never be able to stand in front of a game again. It is entirely my fault that I will not be able to apply my skills in a positive way to help future cricketers.But it is entirely possible that I can use this moment to convince others not to be tempted by wrongdoing. To do the right thing for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the sport they love.I accept my punishment and I thank you for [reading] my statement.last_img read more

Child welfare bill a litmus test in breaking from colonial policies National

first_imgAFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde told Justin Trudeau on Friday “it is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.” APTN/file photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsAssembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde has personally asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to table a bill that would give jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.In a letter dated Feb. 7, but sent to Trudeau on Friday, Bellegarde says Trudeau should consider his promised child welfare bill a “litmus test of your political will to finally break from generations of colonial policies.“Such policies, both federal and provincial/territorial, have torn generations of First Nations families apart. It is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.”The letter follows recent public letters and comments from First Nation leaders in B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario, who say the last draft bill they were privy to did not include the full transfer of jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice Chief David Pratt told APTN News Thursday that former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said giving First Nations jurisdiction was “doable”.But Pratt said the Saskatchewan government told FSIN leadership that they weren’t willing to relinquish jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care.On Friday Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Manitoba Kevin Hart told APTN he believes the Manitoba government is also resisting the legislation.“Our children have been commodified and used as leverage by provincial governments” for economic purposes, he said.“The child tax benefits that are generated by kids in care are put into the general revenue of the province of Manitoba to basically stimulate the very economy here when it comes to child and family services,” he added, referring to the federal transfers to provincial governments.Cheryl Casimer of B.C.’s First Nation Summit told APTN this week the two “deal breakers” for most First Nations is the jurisdiction issue, and adequate funding for transition and implementation of child welfare.AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart says his province is among those resistant to handing jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care to First Nations. APTN.Leaders say the matter is urgent, because Parliament doesn’t sit next week, and with each day that passes the chances of passing federal legislation before the fall election grows slimmer.“The criticisms of the draft Indigenous Family Unity Act are simple and straightforward and have been echoed by First Nations leadership from coast to coast to coast,” Bellegarde wrote in his letter to Trudeau.“The legislation must affirm our jurisdiction and responsibility over our children and families, under our own laws. Further, to effectively implement jurisdiction, a clear commitment of adequate and sustainable funding is imperative.”Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan has declined to comment on the substance of the legislation but has said his department is working to address the concerns raised by First Nation leaders.In December, Trudeau promised the Liberals would table the long-anticipated Indigenous languages and child welfare bills by the end of January.Only the language legislation has been introduced, but without the support of Inuit.Hart said the language legislation is meaningless if First Nations can’t regain jurisdiction over their children.“We cannot protect and preserve our languages if we don’t have our children to teach those very languages to.”[email protected]@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

Releasing Resurgent India

first_imgThe book, launched in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum & Environment Veerappa Moily is an endeavour to discover the true significance of the contributions of Rajiv Gandhi in different areas of national life.Talking about the prime subject of his book, PDT Achary said, ‘Rajiv Gandhi is perhaps one of the most misunderstood prime ministers in Indian history. It is important to first understand the heart and mind of one of the nation’s most influential leaders in order to be able to understand his ambitious policies in their entirety. Rajiv was clearly a man ahead of his time. While we are still living in a time period of five-year plans, his policies envisioned two decades. I hope I have been able to capture the essence of his futuristic vision and provide a balanced perspective of the media trial that he underwent during his tenure.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This book objectively evaluates the contributions made by Rajiv Gandhi towards the nation. The prologue takes us through the major phases in Indian history and highlights the continuity of its cultural and political traditions, beginning from the Indus Valley Civilization to the later part of the 20th century. The epilogue narrates the post-1989 political developments characterized by instability caused by the coming and going of governments in quick succession and the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. It also provides a perspective on his personality and performance and also on the implications of his death for the political future of India.Commenting on the book, Hamid Ansari said, ‘To write about Rajiv Gandhi, a modern Indian and his attempt to give a new thrust to a traditional India, would not have been easy. He had a vision of global peace and was one of the firsts to discuss about nuclear disarmament. I hope this book will be read by all those who are interested in contemporary Indian politics.’last_img read more