Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMishawaka man, 48, killed during apparent target shooting incidentNext articleMichigan now reporting 15,000+ cases of COVID-19 Carl Stutsman Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Health) The Indiana State Department of Health announced on Sunday, April 5, that 464 additional Hoosiers were diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories. That brings to 4,411 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.A total of 127 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.Locally, St. Joseph County has 102 cases, Elkhart County has 35, LaPorte County has 21 cases, Kosciusko County has 12 cases and Marshall County has 6 cases.To date, 22,652 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 19,800 on Saturday. Number of St. Joseph County confirmed COVID-19 cases top 100 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter By Carl Stutsman – April 5, 2020 0 541 Pinterest WhatsApp read more
The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has completed the transition to her cake firm’s brand from Narna’s Cakes to Ridiculously Rich by Alana.Spencer confirmed the change on the Ridiculously Rich by Alana website and said she had “lots of exciting changes to come over the next few months”.She later tweeted that the cake brand was “approximately two months off being able to supply wholesale”.In December, Spencer was crowned winner of the 12th series of The Apprentice, securing a £250,000 investment and a 50/50 partnership with Lord Alan Sugar.Ridiculously Rich has made six core products for the business: Belgian chocolate rocky road, crème brûlée brownie, gooey chocolate brownie, peanut butter fudge cake, salted caramel slice and sticky toffee flapjack – all with a retail price of £12.99 for six slices and £40 for 20 slices.“The products have developed over the years and now comprise six well-loved products that are sold in delis across the country,” it states on the website.“She [Spencer] also has a busy events calendar travelling the country bringing her scrummy goodies to a large number of food festivals and country shows.”Spencer has been running trials for the new cake brand at the firm’s production site at Gower View Foods in Swansea and was recently seeking a pastry chef for the business’ site in Aberystwyth, Wales. read more
The room next to First Source Bank in the basement of LaFortune Student Center has several tables big enough for group work, a row of computers in the back and a large screen that can act as a computer monitor. One of the walls is a giant whiteboard, with a poster titled “Napkin to Launch,” which lists Notre Dame resources appropriate for each stage of launching an app, a piece of software, a hardware product or other business.The room was renovated over winter break to become the ND Startup Lab, a hub for student entrepreneurs.Sophomore Chas Pulido, who spearheaded the creation of the lab, said he worked with the Student Activities Office (SAO), the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship and student government — which has made innovation and entrepreneurship a priority this year — to create a space specifically for students to work toward starting businesses. “It’s been kind of a challenge for me — I have my own startup on campus — trying to find a space to work in, especially something that’s, ‘Hey, we want some computer science majors to come, people from different colleges and different spaces kind of across campus, different dorms. [It’s a] central space to meet, neutral territory.” Like many other shared spaces, individual students and groups can book times to work in the lab. Pulido said the lab is meant to be a central space for those students as well as entrepreneurship-focused clubs, such as Notre Dame’s Entrepreneurship Society and the Four Horsemen Society, which focuses on technological innovation. The latter group already hosts its weekly Innovation Night in the room on Monday nights. Pulido said ND Startup Lab also has its own initiatives, such as hosting “office hours” Mondays at 7 p.m. for students with ideas who have business or legal questions, as well as the ND Micro-Seed Fund, which will give startup grants of between $250 and $500 and will pair entrepreneurs with a designer. Pulido said a board of students will decide how to distribute the grants in the next few months. “The hardest thing for any startup is the first few hundred dollars, because it’s, ‘Is this idea good, is it worth it?’ Stuff like that,” Pulido said. “[The grant is] eliminating that early risk and saying, ‘Hey, here’s 500 bucks. Go run with it as far as you can, go prototype, make an early software version of it or hardware, like a CAD design.’” Junior Will Markley, co-president of the Entrepreneurship Society, attended the lab’s inaugural office hours Monday night to help answer questions. He said he has several ideas that he wants to turn into businesses one day, including a website that helps evaluate the value of companies. He said he’s used the startup space already and hopes to see it used more. “The biggest thing for me is … to try to bring people who are into that sort of stuff together, because once you have people all in the same place together, they’re talking, they’re collaborating, they’re exchanging ideas,” he said. “That’s where the beginnings of a startup ecosystem begin.”Pulido said that is the point of the lab.“Really making a community around the lab — that’s our big goal,” Pulido said. “People can come in, work on a project, meet new people. It’s kind of like an unofficial club meeting spot for that kind of mentality. It’s something we haven’t had in the past, where it’s just, ‘Hey, I’m interested in entrepreneurship and stuff like that, I can’t just go and hang out and meet people like that, it’s only just people hacking away in their dorms.’ “This is encouraging everyone to bring all their ideas and innovations and set them out in the open.” Tags: entrepreneurship, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, ND Startup Lab, SAO, Startups, Student government read more
Updated Wednesday at 12:40 p.m.A former employee of Notre Dame’s clinical law center faces 11 criminal charges for allegedly stealing nearly $200,000 from the University over seven years, according to a report from WNDU.The employee, Jennifer Ihns, controlled the center’s finances and covered up multiple checks she wrote to herself, the report said.Ihns allegedly admitted to stealing money from the center, according to the report, telling investigators she “had a financial need.”Ihns is out of jail on bond and entered a preliminary plea of “not guilty” to the charges at a hearing Tuesday, according to court records. She will appear in court again June 8.Tags: clinical law center, finances, forgery
Empanada Loca Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 15, 2015 View Comments Rent icon Daphne Rubin-Vega will be spooking off-Broadway a little longer! Empanada Loca, which stars the two-time Tony nominee, will extend at the Bank Street Theater through November 15; the world premiere had previously been set to close on November 8.Set in modern day New York City, this solo thriller is inspired by true events and the legend of Sweeney Todd. In Empanada Loca, Rubin-Vega stars as Dolores, whose past includes time spent as a drug dealer, masseuse and ex-convict. She’s a survivor and has led a life like no other. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel, she has a story you won’t believe—or ever forget.Written and directed by Aaron Mark, the Labyrinth Theater Company production features sets by David Meyer, lights by Bradley King and sound by Ryan Rumery. Related Shows read more
Georgia’s peanut harvest is in top gear. Georgia growers planted the fewest acres of peanuts in recent history, and what they planted faced drought, diseases and damaging insects all growing season. Yields will be volatile, from zero in some fields to setting records in others.In this episode of “In the Field” Brad Haire, news director with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, speaks with John Beasley, peanut agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, about a harvest “farmers will be happy to get in the wagons and sold.”Watch Georgia 2011 peanut harvest.