vote Years ago former Evansville Mayor, Jonathan Weinzapfel felt entitled to announce his own plans with respect to his future campaigns before anyone else should do so. Mayor Weinzapfel somehow gave the illusions and conveyed the message that the office of the Mayor of Evansville belongs to him until which time he decides whom to bestow that honor upon.The City-County Observer respectfully disagrees with the assertions that there is any level of entitlement that goes with incumbency. This is not a playground game of “king of the castle”?The City-County Observer is beginning to finally see some change coming to Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Those changes are within the Democratic and Republican party and they have been needed for decades. It appears as though the torch that should have been passed to a new generation of progressive thinkers long ago is not being passed at all. That torch is being forcefully taken from the dying hands of an aging machine. That the new political order will hopefully be a place without an entitlement mentality of officeholders and is devoid of political patronage positions that are used to keep the herd inside the fences.In conclusion, this Commentary should be interpreted as a political endorsement. We endorse freedom of speech, freedom of choice, and the right to choose.Any aspiring candidate for public office has the constitutional right to choose when, where, and how to enter a race without getting permission from any incumbent, party chairman, political action committee, major contributors, or union leaders before doing so.It is up to the candidates to choose when to run and the people to choose their elected officials by having free elections.We say Run Run, Run Ben Run, Run Cheryl Run, Run Kiefer Run, and for that matter Run Ary Run, Run Garrett Run, Run Zac Run, Run Ed Run.and Run whoever Run.Thanks to the founding fathers of the United States of America that the final decision is still in the hands of the voting citizens.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Rider Hospitalized After Two Motorcycles CollideDATE: Saturday, August 10, 2019A motorcyclist was ejected and injured this evening in Northern Vanderburgh County after a side-swipe collision involving two motorcycles.On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 8:05 PM, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the German Township Fire Department, and the McCutchanville Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area of N. Saint Joseph Ave and Schenk Road.Once on scene, first responders located a heavily-damaged orange 2011 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle in a ditch northeast of the intersection. A white 2016 Honda CBR motorcycle was parked in an adjacent driveway and appeared to have sustained only minor damage. The rider of one of the motorcycles was found unconscious lying in the middle of the intersection. On scene, the investigation indicated that prior to the collision both of the motorcycles were traveling north on Saint Joseph Ave approaching the Schenk Road intersection. The rider of the Honda stopped at the stop sign, but the rider of the Kawasaki sideswiped the Honda from behind. The Kawasaki subsequently struck the stop sign, shearing it off and ejecting the rider.Firefighters and paramedics attended to the injured motorcyclist, who was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital for treatment of possible internal injuries. The rider of the Honda was uninjured. Both riders were wearing helmets at the time of the collision.Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the rider of the Honda consented to a post-crash blood draw. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results from both riders (although impairment is not currently suspected as having been a factor in the crash).The collision resulted in the temporary closure of Saint Joseph Ave, between Mohr Road and Sc FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick and Treasurer Kelly Mitchell today announced the winners of the 2018 Governor’s STEM Team awards.“Out of the many applications we received, these four students stood out for their hard work, focus and character. They have the determination and disposition to innovate and build our nation’s economic future,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It’s a pleasure to recognize these bright young Hoosiers.”The awards highlight Indiana’s elite high school students for their work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Each winner received a $1,000 college scholarship through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan and letterman jackets identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.“The skills gained from opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math will be critical for the future of our students, communities, and our great state,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am excited to see the passion for STEM exhibited by Megan, Abraham, Trevor and John, and I am honored to be a part of the 2018 Governor’s STEM Team award ceremony.”“STEM education is vital to developing Indiana’s workforce, and CollegeChoice 529 is helping young Hoosiers reach educational goals in these critical fields,” said Kelly Mitchell, Indiana Treasurer of State. “As chair of the CollegeChoice plans, I am delighted to help reward the outstanding students of the Governor’s STEM Team for their achievements.”Four students—one from each of the four STEM subject areas—were honored in a ceremony today in the Governor’s Office.Science WinnerStudent: John DalloulAttends: Terre Haute High School, Senior Accomplishments:During his high school career, John has demonstrated a deep interest in science, particularly chemistry and biology. He has participated in the Science Olympiad, Indiana Academic Superbowl, and Science Bowl. He is the vice president of the National Honor Society and conducts research in the Drosophila lab at Indiana State University. John has presented on his research at a number of local and national conferences, such as the Indiana Academy of Science and the National Drosophila Conference. John is a volunteer at the Providence Medical Center.Future Plans:John hopes to attend Stanford or Princeton University to study medicine and continue helping others.Technology WinnerStudent: Abraham OliverAttends: Brown County High School, SeniorAccomplishments:Abraham is the valedictorian of his class. He is student council president, a member of the National Honor Society and the science captain on the Brown County Academic Team.Abraham has a particular interest in computer science and programming. He develops custom machine learning systems in his work with Communicode and the Indiana University Computer Vision Lab. He presented his research on the Google Deepmind AlphaZero algorithm to the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.Future Plans:Abraham has plans to attend Stanford University in the fall to study computer science and math. His future plans include becoming a computer science researcher and utilizing technology in policy.Engineering WinnerStudent: Megan SingerAttends: Carmel High School, SeniorAccomplishments:Megan is a member of the Carmel TechHOUNDS Robotics Team, National Honor Society, and Women in Technology. She has combined her interest in electrical engineering with creative design to make her own custom LED prom dresses. Megan has won many awards for her academic achievement, band and robotics. Aside from academics, Megan is also a volunteer and mentor for numerous organizations. She is the leader of the Electrical Division of the Carmel TechHounds and mentors the Westfield High School Sham-Rock-Botics team.Future Plans:Megan plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and follow in her father’s footsteps as an engineer.Math WinnerStudent: Trevor VogelAttends: Jennings County High School, SeniorAccomplishments:Trevor is a member of the JCHS Career Association, National Honor Society and Jobs for America’s Graduates. He has participated in the school’s Academic Bowl competitions and received a state honorable mention in the Financial Literacy Contest. Trevor volunteers with the Foundation for Youth, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Big Brothers Big Sisters.Future Plans:Trevor plans to attend Indiana State University to study Mathematics. After earning a graduate degree, he hopes to share his knowledge in math as a professor at an Indiana college or university.Students were nominated for the Governor’s STEM Team earlier this year, and a panel of STEM professionals, teachers and university representatives evaluated more than 100 applications to select the winners based on academic performance, work in research, leadership, community service and extracurricular involvement. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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Ocean City High School Class of 2014Ryan Patrick AhernMaham AhmadRenata Lee AltimariMina Alicia AmjadiPeter Mark AndersonSarah Nicole AndersonAmanda Joyce AndrewsAlexandra Anne AuberzinskyNina Sophie BachichKristalyn Adele BaileyAudrey Kay BakerNicole Marie BarberaChristopher Joseph BarhamMichael Anthony BarrettLiza Jean BarrickDanielle Nicole BaruffiSusan Louise BaumgardnerElizabeth Hanna BeattyGeorge Roy BeckertJenna Rose BeeseCarly Rose BensonIsabel Jacqueline BenvenutiVictoria Linay BerglundAnne Michael BestKevin Michael BirkBrandon Jordan BishopMelanie Mary BootonKeith Thomas Bopf, Jr.Caroline Waverlee BowmanSean William BowmanAine Theresa BoyleFrancis Anthony BradyKeri Paige BroadleyNoah Timothy BromheadMichael Elvis BrownSavannah Marie BrueyDevon Charlotte BryLauren Olivia BurchLouis Nathanial BuyseAndrew Garrett BurnellJonah MacKenzie ButlerIan Michael ByerlyLaura Ann ByloneChristopher Benjamin CallahanJennifer Marguerite CampbellJulie Ann CampbellMelissa Marie CappolinaMicaela Elizabeth CaroccioJohn Albert CarpenterPatrick Ryan CarrTyler Patrick CarrollRyan Alexander CaseyJake Kenneth CassidyNicole CastagnoliErica Rose CatanosoBrianna Grace CesanekRachel Kai ChainSarita Louise CharapChenda Cindy ChhethHannah Rachel ChildsSabiha Mahbub ChowdhurySarah Olivia ClarkeTimothy James ColwellAlexandra Maria CosteOlivia Rose CraigDylan Thomas CraverMeredith Brook CresciRyan Patrick CullenJulie Marian CusackLeah DaviesJacqueline April DavisConnor James DeanLayna Marie DelatorreKatherine Lynn DelgrandeJohn Joseph DeSimone, IIIDominic David DiGiacomoJeremy Alan DilksEric Scott DillenbergerDylan Sonny DiMeglioAlexis Rianna DiMercurioDaniel Joseph DonatoTheresa Siobhan DonlevieJerold Brian DoughertyMichael John DoughertySamantha Elizabeth DowlingSamuel Jerome DurhamKyrstin Alicia EbertDanielle Marie EganWilliam Jacob Eisele, IVGarrett Taylor EllisMarissa Anna EshelmanKathleen Joyce EspositoJayme Vincent EstadtShannon Marie FarrellAimee Lynn FerenzRachel Marie FichetolaDaniel Wayne FieldJohn Thomas FlatleyBridget Cecelia FlynnJoseph Franklin FosterKaitlyn Renee FoxTiffany Ann FoxZachary Stephen FoxDerek Richard FrascaIsabelle Emerenciana FrascellaAlexia Marie FrenchZachary James FumoCooper Patrick GallagherRaymond GonzalezChristopher Mark GorskiJustin Scott GoucherJee-Anna Elizabeth GraeffWilliam Patrick GrahamCierra Mariah GrangerConnor Benjamin Louis GreenSkylar Faith GreenLauren Marie GreinerGriffin Boyd GrimesMark David GrimesSarah Elizabeth GriswoldParker Anthony GuarigliaAngela Rose GuidoElias James GusemanTara Kaitlyn HadamCody Charles HammersteinJoshua Luke HandshawWhitney Alexandra HannaMaureen Danielle HarkinsMichael Earl Hartman, Jr.Gregory Joseph HeenanBrooke Melissa HoffnerJasmine Marie HolderBrian Richie Hollinger, Jr.Marisa Marie HoltJake Thomas HughesNicole Christine HydeTaylor Rae JacksonErica Taylor JohnsAlexander Thomas JonesJohn Thomas KaneEdward Patrick Keenan, IIIKieran Patrick KelleherLuke McKay KellyMeghan Anne KellyIan Patrick KennedyJoseph Bruno KeyesHunter Daniel KeysShea Oliver KeysJulianna Marie KingEmily Allison KnightMegan Marley KohlerLeah Frances KornbergJulianna June KuemmerleGloria Mary LaboyJohn William LacontoraAmanda Marie LeonettiJoseph Daniel LewisNicole Marie LibbeyRobert Sutton Lokken Jr.Thomas Michael LonerganSebastian Jose’ Lorena SanzaErika Renee LorenzJessica LukerAbigail Marguerite LyonsBrendan Michael MacfarlaneMadison Grace MackChristina Noel MacLanePaige Mary ManjrawalaFlavia Francesca MartinezJustin Michael MasonChristopher Alexander MateerCorinne Marie MaterazziRachael Joan MatouschDennis Camburn McAnenyTimothy Francis McBride, Jr.Evan Scott McCardellOlivia Mary McGuckinColby Patrick McGuiganKyle Michael McGurkNatalie Anne McKennaErin Rhyan MeehanGina Ann MelilloOlivia Hope MeloyGunnar William MentzerConstance Irene MeyerGeorge Daniel MeyersAnthony John MirallegroVincent James MonzoJessica Paige MounceSavannah Paige MuellerEmma Barns MurphyKathleen Jo MurrayDennis Matthew NevilleJacob Daniel NewsomeJoshua Cole NixonLauren Magnuson NorburyGianna Alaina NorwoodRebekah Anne O’BrienEvan Christopher OchlanShaun Michael O’ConnorCharles William O’DonnellRobert Joseph OhlsenJoshua Nicholas Alexander OlandtJames Anthony PachelliMelissa Lauren PaganoSamuel John PalomboLouis Salvatore PaoneVictoria Jasmin PapazacharisSamantha Irene ParksStephen Wirth PashuckHadly Alexandra PattersonJamie Lynn PattonOlivia Mary PawlingShelby Rose PetroEllen Hester PfeifleToni Darlene PindaleWilliam David PizzanoLaura Taylor PomeroyCharles Allison PooleMatthew Gabriel PoppCarolyn Marie PrevitiJustin Gregory PriceTaylor Ann PriceAndrew Thomas ProsserMarie Mardeleen Jacinto QuiaoMadelyn Grace RaabTara Nicolette RapattoniMolly ReighnDaniel Joseph ReinholdNicole Danielle RenteriaRyan Jacob RichardsEdgar Daniel Rivero-CorralesMichael Thomas RodriguezCarly Rocio RoeckJustin Michael RoofCassandra Lee RosamondShawn Michael Rossetti, Jr.Anyshia Mariah RowellJustin Edward RuggiaBrittany Erin RushHunter Lynn RyanCharles Harold SabatinoZachary Anthony SakenaNicholas SaltarelliTaylor Gloria ScanlonAllison Marie SchadAlexander James SchoedlerJordan Kelly SedottiLana Elizabeth SharpMargaret Mary ShifflerNicole Elizabeth ShifflerSharon Theresa ShifflerMegan Patricia ShoneJason Tyler SilipenaJonathan Charles SimonsonBrian Joseph Slate, Jr.Michele Evan SnyderKyle Austin St. JohnHaley Elizabeth StadlerJoseph Michael StadnickiPaul Michael StantonSean Patrick StantonKayleigh Kathryn StarkRaquel Katlyn StarkThomas Anthony SteelmanJustin Case SteenApril Marie SteinAustin Ryan StrohKristen Sandy StuartNoel Elaine StyerJeremy Stephen SullivanLauren Johanna SutherlandMadeline Mae SzaboChristina Francis TaylorAlexandra Lyn TeiseDeanna Nicole TerrazziniLuke Hoffman TerryMichael Jack TetiCourtney Ann ThernJoshua Paul Lamont TibbittsShawn Michael Tiernan, Jr.Colin David TwiggsJamie Leigh UngerTimothy Jonathan VantLauren Victoria VetterJonathan David VineyardAnthony John VitaglianoTyler Jason VogelAlyssa Monet WalkerAndrew Scott WalkerJason Patrick WalkerKieran Patrick WalshAlicia Marie WaltonRichard Stephen WashartErica Jane WatsonSha-Quan Sha-Riff WesneyKevin Wayne Wiesner, Jr.Grace Ann WigglesworthHayley Renee WilliamsChandler Ryan WilsonKyle Robert WilsonFrank Richard WoolleyJames Thomas WoolleyGeorge Irving Workman, IVJohn David YoungRachael Elizabeth YoungJames Michael Zambrano With a surfing festival happening on the beach a few hundred yards away and summer crowds filtering onto the Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City High School graduated its Class of 2014 on Friday afternoon.Ocean City’s graduation takes place at Carey Stadium, adjacent to the beach and boardwalk. The setting serves as a reminder of the school’s unique oceanfront location, and friends and family in the audience enjoyed blue skies and cool weather for the occasion.The class graduated 110 years after Ocean City High School’s first formal commencement in 1904 and 10 years after the reconstruction of the new high school in 2004.Valedictorian Maham Ahmad — who graduated with a weighted grade-point average average above 5.0 — urged her classmates to “eliminate the one feeling that hinders our growth: regret.”“Don’t regret anything,” she said. “Every choice you make makes you who you are today. It’s up to you to decide who you want to be.”Then, casting any potential regret aside, Ahmad launched into a rap that perhaps could be penned only by a valedictorian. It included this passage:” … Everyone has it different so be open to the raritiesHave your heart pumping blood filled with passion and sincerityBe true to yourself, it’s your hemoglobin of clarity …”Carolyn Previti’s salutatorian address included a similar theme of seizing opportunities to live life to the fullest.“To truly gain wisdom, we must travel, must see, and must interact with the world,” Previti said. “More important than leaving a mark on the world is our willingness to have the world leave a mark on us. To enhance our world, we must absorb that which it has to offer: its art, its writing, and its natural beauty.”“I invite you today to join me in this view of education, this quest for enlightenment. For education truly is a journey, one on which we must embark willingly, with open minds and a sense of humility.”Friday’s ceremony included the school choir singing the senior song “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins, a recognition of graduates from the OCHS Class of 1964 and the traditional turning of the tassels.See list of the Class of 2014’s Top 10 scholars. A complete list of graduates in alphabetical order follows:
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has launched a new flood risk mapping system that will show the real flood risk on local streets and neighborhoods as it relates to specific storm events.The county OEM has partnered with Civil Solutions (a division of ARH), and the Cape May County Department of Planning for the program, which can be used by the public and county operational staff to track near-real time water level gauges and identify which streets and neighborhoods are likely to be impacted during specific coastal storm events. This is the first GIS-based flood modeling program implemented by any county emergency management office in New Jersey.The new Flood Risk Mapping program took a year of development, and will be ready for the public to use during the first quarter of 2019.The new mapping system can be found on the emergency management link on the County’s website, www.capemaycountynj.gov, labeled “Cape May County Tidal Flooding Awareness” and on the County’s IMS website, http://ims.capemaycountynj.gov/ by clicking on “maps.” It can also be linked from municipal and local emergency management websites once they add the link to their sites.“Interpreting storm forecasts that, at times, contain confusing language and estimates are now translated into the exact information that the public requests: ‘How may it affect my property and neighborhood,’” said Cape May County Emergency Management Director Martin Pagliughi. “This program will be a tremendous benefit to all 16 communities in Cape May County, and assist our municipal partners with making best decisions in their communities relating to sheltering and evacuation decisions.”The flood risk mapping system is designed to inform emergency management partners and the public when a flood will potentially arrive and estimates the flow for the next four days, depicts graphically on what the flood will look like at pre-determined foot stage intervals, and show areas of the county that are expected to be impacted by storm events.It also provides an opportunity for the public to simulate future flood forecasts and the potential impact on their neighborhoods. “This new feature will allow residents and property owners to make best decisions regarding their individual properties based on flood gauge data and forecasts from the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton said. “This data is accessible from everywhere, and removes the burden from the public to interpolate flood risks and impacts from forecasts provided to the private and public sectors.”As a low-lying barrier island, Ocean City is vulnerable to flooding from coastal storms.The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management presented the new program to its municipal partners during a meeting on Dec. 13. A presentation highlighting the program will be conducted at a future Freeholder meeting.“One huge advantage from the development of this program is the existence of updated topography elevation information currently in the county’s GIS database”, said Brian O’Conner, GIS Specialist with the Cape May County Department of Planning. “This information is seamlessly integrated into the flood risk mapping program and will be updated when required.”“Local municipalities who are in FEMA’s Community Rating System should gain additional points which will help earn additional flood insurance discounts for their property owners”, Pagliughi said. “We encourage all of our 16 municipalities to include a link to the flood risk mapping program on their appropriate websites.”Property owners in Ocean City may receive a deeper discount in their flood insurance policies by next spring, if the city gets federal approval, municipal officials said.City Council passed a resolution in March for the first step in gaining approval from FEMA in Ocean City’s effort to achieve a higher community rating that would result in a 35 percent discount in flood insurance premiums compared to the current 25 percent discount. Cape May County’s new system will allow the public to track flooding on local roads and streets in near-real time.
New research from the US questions whether saturated fats should be demonised by politicians and the health lobby.Backed by the Global Dairy Platform, the research reveals that genetics, lifestyle and age could all play a part in how badly people are affected by their saturated fat intake.“Variations in factors such as human genetics, life stage and lifestyles can lead to different responses to saturated fat intake,” said J Bruce German, professor and chemist in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California at Davis. “Assuming that saturated fat at any intake level is harmful is an over-simplification and not supported by scientific evidence.”Reserch by Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard University School of Public Health, found that the effects of saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk depended upon simultaneous changes in other nutrients. For example, replacing saturated fat with carbohydrates was found to be ineffective and even harmful, especially when refined carbohydrates such as starches or sugars were used. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) had announced a specific target to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%; and 5% in non-plain biscuits and cakes, compared to the level of saturated fat in those products during 2008.However, this will be reviewed after the FSA’s nutrition remit was transferred to the Department of Health (DoH) and the government announced a lighter approach to regulation.A formal Public Health Responsibility Deal on sat fats is expected later this year. In November last year, Stephen Airey, outgoing head of sat fat reduction at the DoH, told British Baker that this should achieve the same ends as the previous approach through targets, but was expected to be “lighter on bureaucracy”.>>DoH aims for lighter touch on nutrition targets
IndianaLocalNews By Carl Stutsman – November 6, 2020 1 936 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBenton Harbor under Boil Water AdvisoryNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases distribution schedule, Nov. 10-13 Carl Stutsman (“Police Line / Police Tape” by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0) Elkhart police on Friday have confirmed that two individuals that were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Cassopolis St. Thursday morning have died from their injuries.The crash happened at the intersection of Cassopolis St. and Sunset Ave. when a Jeep Cherokee pulled out and collided with the motorcycle ejecting both the rider and passenger. 22 year old Justin Walker of South Bend was the driver, and the passenger has been identified as 30 year old Courtney Short of Elkhart. Both were taken to the hospital where they later passed.The driver of the jeep was not injured. No information about citations or charges has been released. Two dead in Elkhart crash Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter
Laura Niehorster, from Wales, has a designed a sustainable, reusable sanitary pad.Watch videos about some of the other young innovators we’re supportingStephanie Rolando, 23, on her business, Room for HelpThe Young Innovators – Stephanie RolandoJoshua Akorah, 22, on innovating in game designThe Young Innovators – Joshua AkorahLeah Bertram, 27, on creative inspiration and innovationThe Young Innovators – Leah Bertram Ian Campbell, Executive Chair, of Innovate UK, which is part of UK Research and Innovation, commented: 27-year-old Adam Root will receive support for his sustainable product design.Laura Niehorster from Sketty in Wales will receive support for her company Proud Pads.The 27-year-old has developed a sanitary product that can be washed and reused for up to 5 years. The pads could help to reduce sanitary waste: in the UK we throw away up to 200,000 tonnes every year according to the Women’s Environmental Network. Meet all of the winning young innovators in our brochure. Innovation is the lifeblood of the UK, driving economic growth and creating a positive social impact. The government’s modern Industrial Strategy aims to break down the barriers that prevent talent from growing and potential being realised, engaging young people in business innovation is a crucial part of that. I’m incredibly proud to announce the inspiring winners of our Ideas mean business awards today. In telling their stories, we now hope to demonstrate to other young people from all backgrounds right across the UK that they too could transform an idea into a viable business. one-on-one coaching from an innovation champion funding to support the development of their business an allowance to cover living costs Search for other innovation funding opportunities. We are a nation of innovators and inventors and these Innovate UK awards showcase some of the greatest young talent we have in this country. We have committed a big increase in the amount we as a country invest in R&D – from 1.7% today to 2.4% by 2027. This could see an additional £80 billion spent on developing the ideas of tomorrow and supporting the next generation of disrupters and entrepreneurs. Supporting the next generation of disrupters and entrepreneursSam Gyimah, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation said: Views of young, disadvantaged adults: read the report. Go to the full playlist of videos featuring our young innovators. Innovate UK has announced the 24 winners of its Ideas mean business awards, which were open to applicants aged 18 to 30-years-old who were not in full-time education or employment.The Ideas mean business campaign is a partnership between Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust, designed to support young people to make their ideas a reality, regardless of their background.Introducing the young innovatorsWinners’ ideas range from sustainable product design to online businesses and apps.27-year-old Adam Root from Felstead in Essex will receive support to develop his sustainability-focussed product design company, Inheriting Earth.Inspired by his love of the ocean, Adam is developing a filter system to help reduce the flow of microfibres – tiny plastic particles that enter the water system when we wash our clothes. Find out how Innovate UK supports diversity and inclusion. Encouraging diversity in innovationThe campaign was launched following research commissioned by Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust.Carried out by YouGov, the report explored how disadvantaged young people felt about innovation and entrepreneurship. It revealed that, while this group is interested in entrepreneurship, there are significant barriers preventing them from starting their own businesses.Ideas mean business was devised to encourage and empower young people from any background to innovate and be successful.Each of the winners will receive a package of support to help them develop their innovative business or idea. The package includes:
Papadosio and Phutureprimitive’s Shapeshifter Tour 2017 launched this weekend with a run through the Sunshine State. After making stops in Gainesville and Orlando on Wednesday and Thursday, the band settled in to the confines of Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room on Friday night, September 29th. Opening with a 17+ minute “Threes” off the album Pattern Integrities, band members Mike Healy, Anthony Thogmartin, Rob McConnell, Billy Brouse, and Sam Brouse took the audience on an ethereal excursion through its varied catalogue.Watch Papadosio’s set opener, “Threes,” below:The band progressed into a dance-inducing “If It Wasn’t For You,” followed by the energetically-charged, psychedelic exploration that is “Improbability Blotter” before making their way into the classic “Find Your Cloud” from the album T.E.T.I.O.S. Enjoy this clip from our friends at Cheesehead Productions.Providing opening act support, Phutureprimitive’s DJ Set offered a mind melting world of sonic bliss.You can enjoy the full set audio from Papadosio’s Friday night performance below, courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS:Setlist: Papadosio | Culture Room | Fort Lauderdale, FL 9/29/17Threes. Taking Turns > Each And Every Wave. If It Wasn’t For You. Improbability Blotter. Find Your Cloud. Advocate of Change. E: Stick Figure.Check out a full gallery from Slightly Skewed Photography.