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Coroner releases Meckling toxicology report

first_imgWilliam “Billy” Meckling, a senior who died during commencement weekend after falling from the roof of the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center (JACC), had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.12 percent at the time his death, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune.St. Joseph County deputy coroner Chuck Hurley, who released the results of Meckling’s toxicology report Thursday, said no other drugs were present in Meckling’s system, according to the Tribune report.Meckling, 21, was a native of Centennial, Colorado, a chemical engineering major and a member of the fencing team. In May, the coroner’s office ruled Meckling’s death an accident.At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, two students requesting assistance approached a Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) officer. On the east side of the JACC, the officer found Meckling unresponsive. Despite attempts at CPR and emergency medical care, he never regained consciousness.Friends and fencing teammates said Meckling was soft-spoken and caring. The day after his death, classmates spelled out “BILLY” using candles at the Grotto.Tags: Meckling, Student death, toxicologylast_img read more

Pumpkin Season.

first_img Pumpkins mean fun on north Georgia “entertainment farms.” Photo: Faith Peppers A white pumpkin makes a perfect canvas for a skilled artist. That nip in the fall air means pumpkin season is here. Photo: Wayne McLaurin An interesting oddity is the white pumpkin. White on the outside and orange inside,these pumpkins have become increasingly popular for painting. The white exterior makes theperfect canvas for the skilled artist. These works of art won’t take a place alongside theMona Lisa in 100 years, though. They will decay over time.While many of our vegetables come from other continents, pumpkins originated in theAmericas. Production in south Georgia is a challenge, but not impossible. Recent andupcoming advances in pest control and disease-resistant varieties may one day make it muchmore feasible.Pumpkins are usually planted in May and June in north Georgia and June and July insouth Georgia. Depending on the vine type, they require 15 to 50 square feet of space perplant. Varieties usually require 75 to 120 days from planting to maturity.Pumpkins fare well with organic fertilizer amendments, since they’re not heavy users ofnitrogen. To try your hand at growing your own crop, consult your county extension office.Buy Fully Mature PumpkinsIf you prefer to buy your pumpkins, always look for one with a good strong handle thathas no damage. Fully mature pumpkins will most often have a dull sheen and will be of thecolor typical for that variety.Pumpkins that are damaged or not fully mature when they’re picked will have a shortshelf life. Even when picked ripe, most pumpkins will store for only one to four months.Southern-grown pumpkins store less than that.Pumpkins can be a great source of entertainment, whether at the entertainment farmingvenue or in your own back yard. Arrange a table display with miniatures. Carve your ownjack-o-lantern. Make pumpkin pie from an old family recipe.Whether you paint a unique picture on a white pumpkin canvas or just brag about havingthe biggest pumpkin at the fair, pumpkins always bring fun to fall. From home harvest scenes to commercial advertisements, pumpkins have become thestandard backdrop from early October to Thanksgiving. They’re not just for Halloweenanymore.Georgia’s commercial pumpkin production is relatively small. But interest in pumpkinsextends to almost everyone.From the home gardener to the 4-H Club competition, trying to grow the biggest pumpkincontinues to fascinate people. Miniature pumpkins are just as popular. Pie pumpkins arethe choice for cooking. And about the last week in October, almost everyone turns hisattention to the search for the perfect jack-o’-lantern.Pumpkins, Entertainment FarmsPumpkins have become the centerpiece of the entertainment farming business.Entertainment farming is a term used for farms offering tours, hayrides, carving classesand field trips as part of their sales business.What could be better than a trip to the country in the fall air, taking a hayridethrough the fields, sampling fresh-made pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie and carrying home theperfect pumpkin? Georgia grows about 500 acres of pumpkins, not counting the backyard bounty. However,most pumpkins sold in Georgia come from Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana.Don’t Expect World RecordIn south Georgia, disease and insect problems hinder production. But pumpkins growquite well in north Georgia. Just don’t expect to grow a world record pumpkin anywhere inGeorgia.The largest pumpkins recorded for Georgia are in the 350- to 400-pound range. The worldrecord stands above 1,000 pounds. The record-setters were grown in either Europe orCanada, where the climate is much milder.Pumpkins grow on vines that require a lot of space. That often limits home gardens.However, many newer varieties have restricted vines or bush-type vines and can be grown insmaller areas. This is particularly true for the miniatures.Most miniature pumpkins are actually gourds. The unique shapes and colors anddiminutive size make them ideal for decorative displays.White Pumpkins for Artists Photo: Faith Pepperslast_img read more

Cycle Skyline Drive

first_imgSandy spoiled us. When the Frankenstorm dumped 30+ inches of snow on West Virginia mountaintops in late October, we were chomping at the bit in anticipation of the greatest ski season the mid-Atlantic has ever seen. But here we are in mid-December and Old Man Winter has yet to show his face in earnest. Realistically, this is fairly normal for this time of year, so lets not lose our heads and let flashbacks of last year invade out thoughts. We still have a long way to go, and as we know, anything can happen in the Blue Ridge. Time to look on the bright side: trails are dry, the leaves are down, and the sightlines are long. Take advantage of the mild weather by getting in another weekend of non-snow related outside adventure. Winter may be holding itself back, but there is no need for you to.A mild early winter is a great time to drink in the views of the Shenandoah National Park. Taking a high elevation hike would get you the vistas you desire, but you can also get your downhill exhilaration you crave by hopping on the bike and cycling Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive. Skyline winds 105 miles through the park, a primer for the longer Blue Ridge Parkway tour. The climbs can be just as brutal, but Skyline is gentler in general with amenities such as restaurants and rest stops spaced about 25-miles apart from Front Royal to Waynesboro where it links up to the BRP. With the campsites and lodges closed, and traffic at a minimum, a point-to-point day ride makes for a great Saturday. From Waynesboro north to the intersection with Route 33, and the Appalachian Trail, outside Elkton is 40 miles of the best scenery the Shenandoah Valley has to offer.last_img read more

When a Master Builder builds their dream home, this is what happens

first_imgView from 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture:“The glass window panels add both a dynamic aesthetic to the pool design and allow natural light to stream through, harmonising with the tiles to create a shimmering effect in the sunlight,” the listing said.Just 6km from the Brisbane CBD, the 809sq m block has a 6ft rendered concrete wall as part of its full perimeter boundary, as well as video security, screens, automated gates and an intercom system.Family friendly, the home has an outdoor play area with soft-fall synthetic grass, two large entertaining terraces including an outdoor kitchen, two guest power rooms and two laundries.The home is set to go to auction in a month, at noon on Saturday July 15. 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 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 ago22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture:“Engineered and specified to the highest standard, no stone has been left unturned in the creation of this spectacular home,” according to the 22 Procyon Street, Coorparoo, listing.With views across the city, the triple storey 780sq m home was made of solid concrete, with extensive use of marble, stone, timber and glass finishes. It has its own four person lift that goes to all levels.But it is the pool that is awe-inspiring. “Guests are captivated by the stunning suspended swimming pool featuring glass wall panels. Ascending the stairs alongside the pool, a wonderful sense of anticipation is experienced and it’s evident a very special residence awaits.” Fully tiled and seemingly suspended, the pool is solar heated and finished with customised Italian pearlised glass mosaic tiles. 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: MASTER Builder’s dream home is one of the most jawdropping properties to hit the market this week.The five bedroom, four bathroom, eight car garage home was built by a Master Builder as his forever home to a design by award-winning firm HAL Architects’ Elizabeth Anderson, according to agents Rachael Spinks and Vern Gilbert of Spinks & Co Residential. 22 Procyon Street Coorparoo Qld 4151. Picture: read more

Popular inner west still flowering with $25M St. Lucia development

first_imgMagnolia Apartments in St LuciaMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoColliers International project manager Lily O’Connell said that St Lucia was a particularly popular suburb in the inner western precinct with a mix of families, wealthy professionals and students residing in the area. “St Lucia is one of the most established and affluent suburbs in Brisbane, and with the development being only 5km from the Brisbane CBD, we expect these well designed, spacious apartments to be highly sought after by local owner occupiers and investors alike. Magnolia Apartments in St Lucia“The Brisbane apartment market is on a flight to quality, as owner occupier demand for spacious apartments with high quality finishes in premium A-grade locations continues to persist.”Ms O’Connell said St. Lucia was also a popular suburb with local and interstate investors with strong rental demand from students at the University of Queensland which has more than 50,000 enrolments, and the local workforce from the Wesley Hospital which employs over 2000 staff. “With strong rental yields, premium location and proximity to key infrastructure, the area ticks all the boxes for investors,” she said. Magnolia Apartments in St LuciaThere are a variety of retail destinations nearby, the recently upgraded Toowong Village Shopping Centre and expansive Indooroopilly Shopping Centre through to a diverse and multicultural local cafe and restaurant scene. Magnolia Apartments in St Lucia“Local buyers really understand the fundamentals of the established inner western suburbs especially Toowong, St Lucia and the University of Queensland,” Mr Taouk said. Magnolia Apartments will sit opposite Guyatt Park on a north facing site with many apartments offering views of the park and the Brisbane CBD, which is only 5km away.Prices start from $579,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and $699,000 for a three-bedroom apartment, using spacious design and contemporary materials.center_img Magnolia Apartments in St LuciaMagnolia Apartments residents will have access to an on-site pool, function pavilion and barbecue facilities all within easy walking distance to UQ and with easy access to private and public schools, public transport and a bikeway to the CBD. Apartments have quality inclusions such as 100 per cent wool carpets in bedrooms, tiles throughout kitchen and living areas, Ilve gas appliances, stone benchtops, ducted airconditioning throughout, 2.7m high ceilings and a study area in most main bedrooms. Magnolia Apartments in St Lucia is a new $25 million development set to deliver 38 spacious apartments over four levels just 5km from the CBD.A POPULAR inner western suburb is about to get a new $25 million residential development as owner occupier demand heats up.Local developer and builder JonBuild has just sent to market Magnolia Apartments, a four-level 38 apartment development in the heart of St Lucia. JonBuild director Jon Taouk said the new development followed on from the success of their nearly completed Evoque Apartments in Indooroopilly.last_img read more

IPE Views: Controlling the sale of pension products

first_imgAny chance for a tightening of rules controlling the sale of pension products looks lower than ever if the European Parliament in plenary session at Strasbourg, dealing with the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD), is anything to go by.A report on the revised version of the IMD passed through, with the insurance industry’s pensions sector left out of its scope. If otherwise, moves to bring the occupational sector into line would be expected eventually – however far that ‘eventually’ might be down the timeline. The final text of the revised directive now has to be agreed, in trialogue, by the European Commission, member state national governments and Parliament. InsuranceEurope, the federation, expects that this will be after the end-of-May Parliamentary elections.Unsurprisingly, the federation writes that it is “pleased” with the Strasbourg outcome. It likes the fact the report confirms that various powers will remain in the hands of EU member states. In a press release, it writes that it is up to them to decide whether to prohibit or further restrict tight rules on, for instance, sales commissions, when selling insurance investment products. However, perhaps surprisingly, leaders of reformist groups in Brussels also welcome the Strasbourg development. This is despite the fact they are in a stag-like, head-to-head battle with much of the insurance and occupational pension based sector. For example, MEP Sven Giegold greets the Strasbourg development as a step forwards. He approves of the fact the majority of MEPs support the general principle of disclosure of commissions to brokers. The German Green Party clearly likes the idea of “More light shining on the existing high cost of insurance sales”. Likewise, support for Giegold’s position comes from Guillaume Prache, head of the European Federation of Financial Services Users. This body represents more than 4.5m individual pension savers. However, Prache’s warmth is tinged with the view that “We will still be facing the issue for non-insurance regulated pension products”. Closer to the firing line for tightening rules concerning sales of occupational pensions, but probably still far off, is the proposal for a regulation on packaged retail investment products (PRIPS). This would bring in a short-form, descriptive sales document – a new Key Information Document (KID) – to be supplied to purchasers of investment products at the point of sale. Here, a key contention is the inclusion of the KID regime for occupational pensions, which is strongly rejected by, among others, PensionsEurope.According to an official in the office of Giegold, the possibility of the scheduled clearance through trialogue of Prips before the election shutdown is now fading by the day. Discussions continue, he tells IPE, but national governments are holding up progress by seeking to reduce the scope of the requirement. This is despite the fact pensions are, for some time to come, excluded.last_img read more

Bechtel, Fluor bid for Rio Grande LNG EPC deals

first_imgImage courtesy of NextDecadeUS LNG export project developer NextDecade said it has received bid packages from each of Bechtel and Fluor for its 27 mtpa Rio Grande LNG in Brownsville, Texas.The technical and commercial bid packages, which were received on-schedule, are for fully wrapped lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) EPC contracts, NextDecade said in a statement.Following detailed evaluations of the Bechtel and Fluor bid packages, NextDecade expects to select a contractor and execute a fully wrapped LSTK EPC contract in the third quarter of 2019.McDermott, a third potential bidder, was required to finalize a joint venture partnership prior to submitting its bid. As a result of not having satisfied this condition, McDermott did not submit a bid package.NextDecade anticipates making a positive final investment decision on up to three trains (Phase I) of the Rio Grande LNG project by the end of the third quarter of 2019.last_img read more

Moyes set to replace sacked Pellegrini at West Ham

first_img “We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal.” David Moyes is expected to be appointed the next West Ham manager, Sky Sports News understands, after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked following defeat to Leicester. The 66-year-old Chilean has been under increasing pressure during an awful run of form since a 4-0 defeat to Oxford United in the EFL Cup in September. Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked as West Ham United manager Following a promising start to the campaign, the Hammers embarked on a run of nine league defeats and just two wins in 13 matches, losing at home to Newcastle, rivals Tottenham and most recently the Foxes. They sit just a point above the relegation zone heading into the New Year and, after dismissing their manager just 18 months into a three-year deal, co-owner and chairman David Sullivan said: “It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision. “Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre. However, it has become clear that a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season.Advertisement Read Also: West Ham axe manager Pellegrini after Leicester defeat Moyes saved the Hammers from relegation during the 2017-18 campaign before being replaced by Pellegrini after his short-term deal expired at the end of that season, and they are readying themselves to re-appoint the Scot, who has been out of work since. Moyes was recently linked with an interim role at another of his former clubs in Everton to replace Marco Silva, but they instead turned to Carlo Ancelotti. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Cannavaro: Don’t compare Messi with Maradona

first_imgGuangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro ‘hopes’ to one day get a European management job and insists Lionel Messi cannot compare to Diego Maradona. The Ballon d’Or and World Cup winner spoke to Sky Sports News UK about his experiences in China and was asked if he’d target an English job. “I hope so. I watch every game in the Premier League and I like the ambience and culture of football in England,” said Cannavaro. “I am in China to try to improve my system and idea within football. I am at one of the best Asian clubs and of course, in the future, I’d like to try one experience in Europe. I want to try the challenge of European football. “I like the Jurgen Klopp mentality but at the same time, I like the Pep Guardiola culture about football, because always we need intensity with and without the ball. read also:Maradona autographs jersey to help Buenos Aires poor “But you need to control the game and try to win. I have my system and I hope one day you will see.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Napoli player and lifelong fan had no qualms when asked who was the greatest player of all time. “I respect Messi a lot. For the new generation he is one of the best, but Maradona is different because the football was different. They kicked him a lot, but he was always in control and he was tough. “Messi is top, but Maradona is another world. I never compare him with other players. I never saw Pele, but I watched Maradona, for seven years I saw every game. “He’s not one of the best, he’s the best.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?last_img read more

Franklin County to stagger start of school

first_imgBrookville, IN —Monday evening, the Franklin County Community School Board approved some revisions to its reopening plan and a revised school calendar.Major changes include a staggered start for the beginning of the school year. In order to help with logistics, the school will be dividing the student body in half and taking two days to begin the 2020-21 school year. On Wednesday, August 5th students in grades PreK (BES only), 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 will attend school. On Thursday, August 6th students in grades PreK (BES only), K, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 will attend school. All students will attend on Friday, August 7th.FCCS will also require face coverings when moving throughout the building. Previously, the reopening plan had highly recommended face coverings during the school day and required them only on the bus. Students will now be required to wear face coverings when entering the building (from a bus or car) and during the school day when moving throughout the building (hallways) and other times during the day when social distancing is not possible such as working in labs, small groups, etc.last_img read more