Indiana Beach hopes to find a way to reopen this year

first_img Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews Previous articleINDOT says 83 crashes have already happened this season in construction zonesNext articleMichigan adds testing for essential workers without symptoms Tommie Lee By Tommie Lee – April 21, 2020 0 280 There’s some possible good news if you love Indiana Beach: The popular attraction could reopen this year.In February it looked like the park would be closing forever. Now, a spokesperson for Apex Parks Group says the attraction in Montecello — which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month — might be getting a new lease on— Indiana Beach (@IndianaBeach) April 16, 2020Social media posts from the park suggest that a sale might be on the horizon. Park representatives and County officials are still working out the details of a potential sale. Facebook Twitter Google+ Indiana Beach hopes to find a way to reopen this year Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

The owner of this property realised the land was worth more than the house

first_imgThe cleared land at 51 Toorak Rd, HamiltonWHEN Ed Turley spotted an old house for sale on a large block at 51 Toorak Rd, Hamilton, he knew it would be the perfect spot to build a dream house.He lived in the existing house for a few years, and as his family expanded, he decided he didn’t have the time to commit to such a big project and decided to offer it for sale.The thing that had appealed to Mr Turley the most about the property was the land itself, so with the firm belief that it would achieve a better price and draw in more potential buyers as a block of land, he has removed the old timber home. Views from the land at 51 Toorak Rd, Hamilton“When we did buy the house, I had only just had my first child and now we are into the second and so I guess I had to make the choice either to spend a lot of time building a house or spending it with the kids and obviously the kids are going to come first.’’Mr Turley said it was within a demolition control precinct and he had to get approval to remove the old home.“The council accepted it was probably not one worth sustaining, particularly when you are among the other large colonial homesteads there,’’ he said.“This one was just a little shack compared to those, although it was nice and cosy.’’ The site when demolition of the older timber home was under way.Marketing agent Alex Rutherford of Place, who will take it to auction on February 1, described it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy land in Hamilton.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The land is zoned Character Residential over two 405 sqm lots. It is surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes and property records reveal it last traded in November 2013 for $2.2 million.“It had an older house on it and it was spread across two 405 metre blocks so my view was to remove it and build with a blank canvas and make a good family home for myself and my family,’’ Mr Turley said.“I liked the idea of keeping it as one block, that was my preference because splitting it really didn’t do that block justice, but it was a very rare find.’’The site has views over the Albion Raceway and to Mt Coot-tha.last_img read more


first_imgTERMON and Four Masters flew the Donegal flag high in their Ladies Football Ulster clashes today.Termon had easy passage in the Senior Championship while Four Masters had two points to spare in their Intermediate clashFrancie Friel’s Termon moved one step closer to another Ulster final when they delivered a comprehensive defeat to Newtownbutler on Sunday in a one sided first round tie winning by 10-09 to 1-02. Best for Termon was outstanding Nicole Mc Laughlin, Emer Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine with the McCaffertys also to the fore.Newtowbutler who battled hard against the odds had good performances from Michelle Burke, Maura Mc Donald, Aine Breen and Noelle Connolly.Termon panel was Laura Gallagher, Lauren Mc Ilwaine, Petra McCafferty, Emer Gallagher, Maria Carr, Roisin McCafferty, Olive McCafferty, Shannon McGroddy, Nicole McLaughlin, Sharon McLaughlin, Grainne McDaid, Dara Kelly, Maureen O’Donnell, Geraldine McLaughlin, Roisin Friel.Newtownbutler panel : Janine Monahan, Sinead Burke, Aine Johnston, Antoinette Rice, Cliodhna Jackman, Aine McBrien, Marcella Monahan, Denise Chapman, Danica Beattie, Caaitlinn Padain, Maria Connolly, Glenda McDonald, Erin Cadden, Noelle Connolly, Rose Connolly Four Masters progressed also against Fermanagh opposition.The Donegal Town club won 1-10 to 1-08 in a closely fought match against Lisnaskea. DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON AND FOUR MASTERS FLY THE FLAG FOR DONEGAL IN ULSTER was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersLisnaskeaNewtownbutlerTermonUlster Championshiplast_img read more

First corporate bond lists on Yield-X

first_img25 August 2008Housing developer Calgro M3 has become the first South African company to list a bond on Yield-X, the JSE’s interest rate exchange, giving the company the flexibility of having multiple issuances with different debt instruments and different tenures, when and where it suits them.Calgro M3, which is listed on the JSE’s Alt-X alternative exchange, will initially raise R40-million through the issuing of a short-dated zero coupon bond to enable it to undertake further developments in the low-income housing market, which is the company’s primary business.“Three fund managers have already snapped up the bond quickly, which demonstrates the appetite for the issuing of quality bonds,” JSE trading general manager Warren Geers said in a statement this week.“There are another four to five issuers in the pipeline to list bonds, which indicates that current market conditions are not a deterrent to issuers wanting to list a bond as long as the company has a need.”Cheaper financingAccording to the JSE, the listing on the Yield-X has paved the way for residential housing developers to gain access to institutional funding for the first time in South Africa, making it possible for companies to raise cheaper priced debt for financing their integrated and affordable housing developments as well replacing costly debt in their operations.“Funding of a development business requires the combination of a diversified set of funding providers in order to arrive at optimal funding mix in terms of cost of debt and tenure and also creating adequate capacity for a developer,” said Calgro M3 CEO Peter Waweru.Company developments which stand to benefit from the bond issue include the R1.6-billion Fleurhoff project to build 6 000 homes, set to commence in September, and the R2.6-billion Midrand project to built 14 700 homes, set to commence in April 2009. Both projects are located around Johannesburg.“Having listed on the Alt-X only nine months ago, we feel proud and excited to be part of this ground breaking event within the maiden year of the company’s listing, putting us on a trajectory to fund growth expectations,” Waweru said.Appealing investmentFor investors wanting to trade bonds, Yield-X listed bonds are particularly appealing in that Yield-X’s trading fees are the most competitive in the market and that as orders are matched anonymously, a credit wash is provided.“Essentially there is no counter-party risk, because the South African Futures Exchange clearing company does the credit wash for each trading participant and thereby is not exposing the balance sheet to the counter-parties,” explained Geers.Yield-X also provides the flexibility for trading to take place either through the central order book or merely by reporting transactions to the exchange.“Either way, the investor enjoys a high degree of protection, as the JSE has set minimum standards which they have to adhere to with the Financial Services Board,” the JSE says.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Rocking in the Cradle

first_imgMaropeng, the new state-of-the-art visitor’s centre in the Cradle of Humankind, is designed to look like an ancient burial mound. (Image: Mary Alexander, Emeritus Professor Phillip V Tobias, an acclaimed South African anthropologist, with a collection of fossil hominid skulls – including the small Taung Child and the larger Mrs Ples directly in front of him. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more free photos, visit the image library.)Jennifer SternFind out more about using materialI recently spent a week in the Magaliesberg near Johannesburg and, having most of the day free before a flight from Lanseria Airport, suggested to my companions that we visit the Cradle of Humankind. With the ensuing enthusiasm both loud and unanimous, we reorganised our transport arrangements and spent the better part of a day communing with our ancestors and exploring our roots.Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1999, the 47 000-hectare area is the richest hominid fossil site in the world. It was here, at Sterkfontein Caves in 1947, that Robert Broom found a hominid fossil skull that he named Plesianthropus transvalensis. Assumed to be female, the find became affectionately – but inaccurately – known as Mrs Ples.Plesianthropus means “near-human” but, after a careful study, Mrs Ples was found to be of the same species as the Taung Child, a fossil skull found in 1924 and named Australopithecus africanus, meaning “southern ape of Africa”. In all, the Sterkfontein Caves have so far yielded about 500 specimens of A africanus, dating from about 2.8- to 2.6-million years ago.The name Plesianthropus would have been totally forgotten had it not been for that rather nice nickname. And to add to the confusion, it is now thought that Mrs Ples was not a mature female, but an adolescent male.“She” remains one of the most famous fossils in the world, and her discovery rocked the international palaeontological community and helped revise the then-accepted view of human evolution. But she is in the process of being outshone by a newer and more complete find.The fossil named Little Foot may be the new kid on the block, but is a much older specimen, dating to about 3.3-million years ago.Discovered in 1997, Little Foot is still in the process of being painstakingly freed from the compacted breccia in which it has been embedded for over 3-million years. It will probably be another two years before the fossil can be extracted, as visitors are treated to the sound of dental drills resonating within the cave structure – an unexpectedly musical sound.It is thought that Little Foot is a new species of Australopithecus – related to Mrs Ples, but not too closely.Walking backwards in timeAlthough only one is open to visitors, Sterkfontein has a number caves, part of a network of interlinked limestone cavities that stretch for hundreds of kilometres underground.When I first visited Sterkfontein in the mid-1980s, the site offered little more than the visitor’s cave itself and a small and neglected field museum. Today it is a very different place.The cave itself hasn’t changed much: the steps are more even, the paths are coated with non-slip material, and the tour had been extended to exit at a different opening – unlike the in-and-out tour of the 1980s.But the museum has been totally transformed. Gone are the dusty black-and-white photos and handful of fossilised bones in fly-specked display cases, replaced with life-size sculptures of the hominids, large colour photographs and fascinating multimedia displays, all helping to explain the caves’ history and significance.If you’ve never visited Sterkfontein, you may have visions of “cavemen” who lived in its dark and gloomy depths. But the Australopithecines didn’t live in the caves – they died there.Many of Cradle caves are deep and relatively inaccessible, and it is thought that most of the bones found there were dropped into the cave by predators.Picture this: a prehistoric sabre-toothed cat easily kills a small and vulnerable two-footed hominid, hauls the body into the branches of a tree – as modern-day leopards do – and slowly dismantles the skeleton as it feeds over the next few days.Scored with tooth marks, the bones drop from the tree, tumbling to the shaft of a deep cave. There they collect in a pile and are mixed with small stones and sand. Dissolved limestone drips onto the pile, slowly turning the debris into a rock called breccia.In other places, predators – either sabre-toothed cats, or giant primitive hyenas – may carried their prey into the cave.While early hominids are likely to have lived across all of southern Africa, it is only here, in the Cradle of Humankind, that this unique combination of conditions preserved their remains as fossils for us to find millennia later.More than just bonesFrom Sterkfontein we headed off to Maropeng, the state-of-the-art Cradle of Humankind visitots’ centre opened in 2005.From a distance Maropeng – which means “returning to the origins” in Sesotho – looks like an ancient burial mound. But inside it’s a wonderland of interactive displays – part museum, part playground, part amusement park.We were a pretty diverse group – with the youngest 12 and the oldest 74, and spanning a range of cultural and educational backgrounds – but we all had fun.I may sometimes have the mental age of a 10-year-old, but I wasn’t the only one to absolutely love the underground boat ride, a multi-sensory trip back in time from the present.We shivered in the ice ages, wondered at the sound and sight of tectonic plates shifting in front of our eyes, and shuddered at the smell of fire and brimstone as we sailed into the fiery origins of the earth. Then we had our minds played with a bit as we spun out through a simulated black hole.We’d been shaken up a bit and were quite ready to question our place in the universe, so it was a good introduction to the interactive displays.With their interactivity making them feel like games, the displays helped us explore what makes us human – our bigger brains, our use of tools and of fire. In fact, the earliest evidence of the intentional use of fire is also in the Cradle of Humankind, at a cave called Swartkrans.We spoke to a dodo on the phone, threw a couple of genetic dice, played with designing ancient animals and generally all reverted to the wonder of childhood.The exhibits then took us to the future, examining the consequences of global climate change, overpopulation, declining resources and environmental degradation. Will we join the dodo and dinosaurs, or will we wake up and use our big brains, marvellous thumbs and technological abilities sensibly?Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesWorld Heritage in South AfricaAncient glue points to intelligence A hairy anthropological puzzle Unearthing our human ancestors Ancient arrows a clue to our past Useful linksMaropengUnesco World Heritagelast_img read more

AgTube: Cover Crop Seeding at Harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® innovation lead, Jason Webster, evaluates a new piece of equipment that will be utilized in seeding cover crops this fall at Beck’s London, Ohio PFR Site.last_img

Zach Profit, March 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are located in south central Van Wert County in northwest Ohio. We are farming short of 3,800 acres — my dad, my brother, my mom, and myself. We raise corn, soybeans and wheat, though this year we don’t have any wheat. We could use some wheat to spread the workload out but it was a marketing decision.There wasn’t much opportunity to do any work in the field this winter. Once the weather turned in December, it was a nasty winter to get much done. We got some grain hauled. We put a good dent in trucking our soybeans out but we still have quite a bit of corn. We are trying to remain optimistic. We have a big report coming this week and we are hoping on an upswing here.We are looking at planting malting barley. You can harvest it a little earlier to get double-crop soybeans in. We are looking at the market right now. We had a brewery contact us about growing it and we are in the beginning stages with that. There is a chance we could be drilling some this fall.We are also looking at a program to add cover crops on a quarter to half of our acres. We are in the enrollment stages of that process with prescription variable rate fertility, banding nutrients with strip-till rigs, and combining that with cover crops. It places the fertility right where it needs to be 6 to 8 inches down. We are also looking at taking a small piece of ground and putting it in the pollinator program.We are also going to work on nitrogen management in corn with Y-Drops. We did see a return with the Y-Drops and this year we are going to play around with using less anhydrous and more Y-drop applications at the right crop stages. We saw a little more profit margin with 28% last year.last_img read more

Building Consensus. It’s What’s for Dinner.

first_imgA few days ago, Gerhard and I were talking about the differences between B2B and B2C sales. I noted that one of the major differences is managing the complexity of different stakeholders with different needs. One reader sent me an email suggesting that building consensus isn’t that complex or complicated. I would that this were true.Building consensus is difficult. Here’s a real life example as to just how difficult it can be to build consensus.I’m married, and I have three children. One of the most dangerous questions I can ask in my house is “Where do you want to go for dinner?” The boy predominantly eats hamburgers, French fries, and pizza. At 14 years old, he’s 6’1″ and always hungry. Unless a restaurant serves the very few items that he eats, it won’t even make it onto his radar.My youngest twin daughter will likely choose Canes, some sort of awful, fast food chicken place. The oldest twin daughter, thankfully, will be grateful to be taken to any restaurant. But if she has her choice it’s going to be the Japanese steak house (or someplace even more expensive). My wife won’t want to be forced to decide. She won’t really even want to participate in a conversation about dinner plans. She’s happiest when I have already decided where we’re eating and have made the arrangements.And, I’m the economic buyer, so even though I want everyone to be happy, ultimately I get to cast the deciding vote. It’s also likely that I’m driving, and that counts for a lot, too.So how do you gain consensus? Even though everyone agrees that they want to eat, no one agrees on where or what we’re going to eat. If our house looks anything like yours, you spend as much trying to decide where to eat as you do actually dining.Your clients go through a similar exercise.Some group of stakeholders sees things one way, and another group sees things differently. What makes one group happy sometimes makes another group miserable. Sometimes you can find a middle ground, but even though both groups are content, neither group is really happy. Sometimes the economic buyer steps in and makes the decision because they’re the one with the checkbook.It’s easy to talk about consensus as if you’re always going to be to make everyone happy. In reality that isn’t likely. Nor is it easy to achieve. The more complex and complicated the deal, the more difficult it can be to build consensus. Sometimes even simple decisions can be made more complex by a small group of people who want something reasonably close to the same thing.QuestionsHow do you handle the differing needs of different groups of stakeholders?What do you do when those conflicting needs are in conflict?How much influence does an economic buyer have even when someone else has a greater stake in the outcome?How you help your clients manage this process?last_img read more

Teng shares credit for astounding numbers to entire Thunder

first_imgJeron Teng. PBA IMAGESDespite his eye-popping as his numbers, Jeron Teng’s ultimate goal with Flying V remains the same: to help the Thunder reach greatness in their maiden season in the PBA D-League.“We really want to maximize our remaining elimination games as much as we can,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Foton looking to recruit Gervacio Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ But along the way, the pacesetter for the 2017 Foundation Cup Most Valuable Player award has stumbled on records only a few have achieved, and that was the case again on Tuesday when he tallied his second triple-double in the Flying’s V 97-59 conquest of Zark’s Burgers.Teng recorded 20 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in the rout to become only the second player to record multiple triple-doubles in a conference, following the footsteps of Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia back in the 2016 Aspirants’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCoach Eric Altamirano is proud of what his star swingman has accomplished throughout their partnership in Flying V this conference where he has helped Teng  become a more well-rounded player in preparation for the big leagues.“I think he’s really working on it, on making his game complete and finding the other dimensions of his game. I think it will really help him and also it will help the team,” he said.center_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Teng, though, has refused to hog the spotlight, sharing the glory with the whole team.“I have to give credit to my teammates because no matter how good my passes are, if they can’t make it, I can’t get that triple-double. But I think we’re a talented team and anyone can have a breakout game any given day,” he said.With Flying V already locked in the top seed that comes with the outright semifinals berth, Teng is hopeful that his team won’t be content as they try to nab the title in only their first season.“It’s a challenge for us to push ourselves to the limit and prove ourselves more in the playoffs,” he said.The Thunder eye to become only the fourth team in league history to complete an eliminations sweep as they gun for their 10th straight victory against Batangas on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Big money bets roll in late on Floyd Mayweather

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo There were a handful of million-dollar bets on Mayweather, with three coming in just hours before the fight. The biggest reported bet on McGregor is $100,000.Bookmakers say they still will post a big loss should McGregor beat Mayweather, especially if he stops him early. If Mayweather wins, though, it will be a big score by the sports books.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMayweather was minus 600 at William Hill, down from 11-1 when the fight was announced.The fight is shaping up to be the biggest bet fight ever, breaking the mark of about $50 million set in Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015. CBB Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The big money continued rolling in just before fight time at this city’s sports books, with several million-dollar bets on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Conor McGregor.Bookies had faced taking a big loss because McGregor tickets outnumbered Mayweather tickets by as much as 18-1 at some books. But the big bets started coming in Thursday on Mayweather and at the William Hill chain of sports books 74 percent of the money on straight bets was on Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more