Michiana Crime Stoppers Shredding Event set for next month

first_img Pinterest Crimestoppers The annual Michiana Crime Stoppers Shredding Event is right around the corner.For a $10 minimum donation to Michiana Crime Stoppers, Integra Certified Document Destruction will destroy your documents on-site.Integra can destroy computer CDs, and there is no need to remove staples or rubber bands.The event will take place in the Martin’s Super Market parking lot at Erskine Plaza on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. until Noon.Crime Stoppers will be taking extra safety precautions due to COVID-19, including:Asking those dropping off documents to always wear a face mask and stay in their cars.Asking those dropping off documents to place them in their trunks, so that volunteers will not be in close contact.Asking volunteers to always have masks and gloves on. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Google+ TAGSdocument shreddingerskine plazaeventIndianaMartin’s Super MarketMichiana Crime StoppersshreddingSouth Bend Google+ Pinterestcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – March 23, 2021 1 440 Twitter Michiana Crime Stoppers Shredding Event set for next month Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleFormer Indiana economic development leader on why he resignedNext articleIndiana, Michigan move income tax deadline to May 17 Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago

first_imgVeronica Dunne(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Chicago Star Files Veronica Dunne Related Showscenter_img from $49.50 The name on everybody’s lips is…Veronica Dunne! Broadway.com has confirmed that the star of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover will make her Main Stem debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She is set to play a six-week limited engagement October 17 through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne currently stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Commentslast_img read more

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NAFCU, CUNA, CUNA Mutual defend NCUA’s FOM rule in court

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU, CUNA and CUNA Mutual Group lodged support jointly for the NCUA’s field of membership rule in an amicus brief filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.The brief supports the NCUA’s cross-motion for summary judgment against the lawsuit filed by the American Bankers Association last December.The ABA is challenging the NCUA’s interpretation of Federal Credit Union Act requirements for community-based credit unions as amended by the 1998 Credit Union Membership Access Act. In their brief, the credit union groups argue that the NCUA’s rule is entitled to deference under Chevron and that it furthers Congress’ purpose in enacting CUMAA to grow and strengthen the credit union industry.“NAFCU believes that all credit unions, as not-for-profit, cooperative financial institutions, should be able to grow and adapt to the needs of their member-owners,” said Dan Berger, president and CEO of NAFCU. “The National Credit Union Administration’s interpretation of the Federal Credit Union Act is a reasonable one, and we will remain steadfast in supporting it.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Lejla Tanovic to travel to Baku as the 92nd Cyclist of the World

first_imgLejla Tanovic, a competitors of the Cycling club Puls and a member of the Professional team Salcano Cappadocia from Turkey, improved for seven positions at the World cycling UCI list.Thus, she now takes the 92nd place at the UCI mtb ranking, which is a new  record for the best BH cyclist.Tanovic travels today to Baku to the First European Games where she will represent B&H in the road cycling. Her race is i+on the program on Saturday 20th June.“By the last entry of points, she improved for seven positions and currently takes the 92nd place at the UCI list. Definitely, this is an additional motivation for the further work. The last preparations are done, and Lejla today travels to Baku where she will perform in the road cycling. Unfortunately, she will not compete in her discipline, and it is a small disadvantage. The race in Baku is driven through the main city streets and the track is 120 kilometers long. The best cyclists are coming to the First European Games, but it is sure that the Olympic winner and one of the world’s best cyclists, Marianne Vos is a main favorite for the gold medal“, said her coach Amar Njemcevic.After the performance at the European Games, Lejla will participate on the Balkan Championship in Greece, on which she won silver medal for B&H in Macedonia.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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Goalie Onyango nominated for African Player of the Year award

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |Uganda’s number one goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is among 30 nominees named for the 2016 African Player of the Year football award.Onyango plays for Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa who moved closer to a fairy-tale CAF Champions League title with a 3-0 home victory over Zamalek of Egypt Saturday in the first leg of the final.His season has seen him guide Uganda Cranes to their first African Cup of Nations finals appearance since 1978.African football body CAF released Saturday the lists of nominees for the two major annual individual awards, the African Player of the Year and the Africa-based Player of the Year. Onyango was nominated in both categories.Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, winner of the 2015 Africa-based Player of the Year award, is not among the nominees for that category as he now plays in Belgium.Among those who could succeed him are Uganda goalkeeper Onyango and Zimbabwe striker Khama Billiat from CAF Champions League finalists Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.The Uganda team that faced Comoros. PHOTO FUFA Ivory Coast: Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Eric Bailly (Manchester Utd/ENG), Gervinho (Hebei Fortune/CHN)Kenya: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG)Liberia: William Jebor (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)Morocco: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/ITA), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam/NED)Nigeria: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City/ENG), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea/ENG), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City/ENG)Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/ITA), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/ENG)South Africa: Keegan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Tanzania: Mbwana Samatta (Genk/BEL)Tunisia: Aymen Abdennour (Valencia/ESP), Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland/ENG)Uganda: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Africa-based Player of the Year(25 nominees)Chad: Morgan Betorangal (Mouloudia Bejaia/ALG)Congo Brazzaville: Fabrice Ondama (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)DR Congo: Joel Kimwaki, Elia Meschak (both TP Mazembe), Joyce Lomalisa (V Club), Idris Mbombo (ZESCO Utd/ZAM)Egypt: Ali Gabr, Ayman Hefny, Bassem Morsy (all Zamalek)Ivory Coast: Yannick Zakri (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Kenya: Jesse Were (ZESCO Utd/ZAM)Liberia: William Jebor (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)Mali: Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe/COD)Morocco: Reda Hajhouj (Wydad Casablanca)Nigeria: Chisom Chikatara (Wydad Casablanca/MAR), Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)South Africa: Keegan Dolly, Hlompho Kekana (both Mamelodi Sundowns), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Uganda: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Tunisia: Hamza Lahmar, Aymen Mathlouthi (both Etoile Sahel)Zambia: Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/COD), Jackson Mwanza (ZESCO Utd)Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Notes— CAF media, technical and development committees, journalists and TV consultants and national coaches or national technical directors will be involved in selection process— Abuja hosts awards ceremony on Jan 5 2017 Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Hot favourite for the top award however is Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.The winger, who is equally efficient at scoring and creating goals, was a key figure for sensational 2015-2016 English Premier League (EPL) title winners Leicester City.His efforts were acknowledged by fellow professionals in the most watched domestic football league in the world when they voted him EPL Players’ Player of the Year.Mahrez has been equally impressive for Algeria, who have been consistently among the top ranked African football nations for several years.So good has been his form on the right side of midfield that long-time Algerian football icon Sofiane Feghouli cannot always make the starting line-up for the Desert Foxes.It would be a shock if Mahrez, who joined Leicester two years ago from French outfit Le Havre, is not named African Player of the Year in Abuja on January 5.The Algerian is one of three Leicester stars in the running for the top African football individual award — the others are compatriot and striker Islam Slimani and Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa.EPL footballers dominate the 30-star list with 12 included, three come from the Italian Serie A, two each from the Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1 and one from the German Bundesliga.CAF media, development and technical committee members, journalists and TV consultants and national coaches or national technical directors are involved in the selection process.The lone nominee from the Bundesliga, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was a controversial 2015 winner.Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who was seeking a record-extending fifth consecutive award, publicly criticised the choice of the Gabon goal-poacher.Toure dismissed the outstanding form of Aubameyang for Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the Europa League, saying 2015 Africa Cup of Nations performances should have been prioritised.He was part of the Ivory Coast team that won the African showpiece for the first time in 23 years, ending a decade of under-achievement by a self-styled ‘golden generation’.Toure has been sidelined amid a war of words between his agent and new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and was not nominated.Three Ivorians made the list — veteran winger Gervinho, centre-back Eric Bailly and controversial Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.The defender is being investigated by world body FIFA for making a throat-slitting gesture after creating a goal for Ivory Coast in a World Cup victory over Mali last weekend.But Mali coach Alain Giresse has hailed Aurier, saying he “saved the life” of opponent Moussa Doumbia by preventing him swallowing his tongue after being knocked unconscious.African Player of the Year(30 nominees)Algeria: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City/ENG), Islam Slimani (Leicester City/ENG), El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO)Cameroon: Samuel Eto’o (Antalyaspor/TUR), Benjamin Mounkandjo(Lorient/FRA)Democratic Republic of Congo: Cedric Bakambu (Villareal/ESP), Yannick Bolasie (Everton/ENG)Egypt: Mohamed El Neny (Arsenal/ENG), Mohamed Salah (Roma/ITA)Gabon: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/GER, holder)Ghana: Andre Ayew (West Ham/ENG)last_img read more

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GLASGOW SEX OFFENDER MAY BE ON RUN IN DONEGAL

first_imgWanted: Lorcan HaltonCOMMUNITY ALERT: A Scottish registered sex offender may be hiding out in County Donegal, police in Scotland say.People here have been told not to approach Lorcan Halton, from the Saracen area of Glasgow, who failed to appear in court on January 15 He was last seen in Cairnryan, in south west Scotland, where he boarded the ferry to Belfast January 9.The 45-year-old is believed to have travelled to the Republic, with a likelihood of Donegal as his destination.Police Scotland said in a statement that “extensive inquiries” are being carried out to trace him, but they have so far been unsuccessful.Halton is described as being white, 6ft and of medium build with brown hair. He has a distinctive scar on his right arm. When he was last seen he was wearing dark-coloured jeans and a shirt.Detective Inspector Craig Willison, of London Road police office in Glasgow, said: “Mr Halton was due to attend court on January 15 but failed to appear and has not been seen since, although further inquiries revealed a sighting of him in Cairnryan on Thursday, 9 January where he was boarding a ferry bound for Belfast.“I would ask anyone who has seen Mr Halton, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, to contact Gardai. I would advise that no one approaches him, but rather contact police immediately.” GLASGOW SEX OFFENDER MAY BE ON RUN IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 31st, 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:donegalLorcan Haltonsex offenderwantedlast_img read more

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ACTowers in R116m empowerment deal

first_img27 January 2009AltX-listed Africa Cellular Towers (ACTowers), a manufacturer and supplier of telecoms support systems and electric transmission and distribution lines throughout the continent, has concluded a black economic empowerment deal with the Tiso Group.As per the transaction, investment group Tiso will acquire a 25.1% stake in ACTowers for a total of R116-million, with the capital being used to expand the production and installation capacity of ACTowers, for manufacturing either mobile telecommunication masts or power pylons.“We are very excited about the transaction with Tiso, as we now have a strategic black commercial partner who we believe will add real value to the company and who will, as part of the subscription, inject additional cash into the company for expansion,” ACTowers CEO Chris Kruger said in a statement last week.“Most importantly, this transaction affords us the opportunity to realise the full potential of the ACTowers Power Lines division, in a sector with vast growth opportunities.”Turnkey providerThe company’s power lines division has been positioning itself as a full turnkey provider of power lines in southern Africa over the past two year, and has been working with power utilities from around the region.While ACTowers had been awarded supplier status in certain regions of South Africa by Eskom in 2008, the company now believes that the partnership with Tiso will enable it to successfully tender for larger contracts, as a result of its improved BEE rating.According to the company, Eskom has embarked on major capital expenditure programmes to upgrade and expand its network of power lines, with an investment in excess of R30-billion having already been made.Targeting home marketThe company’s telecoms division is also expected to benefit from the need to roll out telecoms base stations in Africa for the foreseeable future, it has also begun to target the needs of fixed-line and mobile operators in South Africa – a country not previously focused on by ACTowers.“The investment by Tiso in ACTowers will be complementary to our other investments in the infrastructure and power sectors, and we look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with Chris Kruger and his team,” said Tiso executive chairman Nkunku Sowazi.The transaction is effective as of the end of January, with the possibility of ACTowers receiving and additional payment from Tiso of up to R22.5-million if certain performance criteria are met for the financial years ending in February 2009 and 2010.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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South Africa is getting many things right

first_imgThe country may have received a downgrade from two rating agencies, but so have many other countries even in Europe and elsewhere. It is the sign of the times. The world is going through a period of serious economic upheaval.South Africa was privileged to have an icon like President Nelson Mandela as its first democratically elected President. However, this does not make the country immune from economic, social or political challenges at certain periods, more so given the legacy arising from colonial oppression and apartheid.Despite the challenges, South Africa is getting many things right.On the economic front, the economy possesses the necessary dynamism to position the country as a competitive player in a difficult global economic environment. In direct contrast to the Economist article, a strong vote of confidence on South Africa was given in the last week by the international business community with the country’s recent inclusion in Citigroup’s World Government Bond Index. South Africa has attracted strong flows of foreign investment into its bonds as investors have switched to emerging markets. South Africa will be the first African country and the fourth emerging market to be included in the index.The promotion is also significant because it can potentially bring down the cost of borrowing for the country. An estimated $2 trillion worth of funds track the WGBI index. South Africa has met with all the required criteria for entry into the WBGI for the third month running and, as a result, has been allowed into the prestigious WGBI Champions League of countries.Our success is also visible when benchmarking the country against other emerging market economies such as the BRICS and Next 11 countries.In the recently issued World Economic Forum Report on Global Competitiveness that benchmarks the performance of 144 nations, including South Africa, the country performed particularly well against the report’s financial pillars. With regards to financial market development, South Africa ranks first amongst the BRICS nations, and 3rd overall in the world. Other key areas where South Africa performed well in comparison to its fellow BRICS nation members were with the Legal Rights Index, the Regulation of Securities Exchanges, the Efficacy of Corporate Boards, and the Strength of Auditing and Reporting Standards, where South Africa was placed 1st against each pillar. Again, these are critical areas that can encourage inward investment.This past week, we welcomed the good news that tourist arrivals to South Africa had increased by an impressive 10,5% during the first six months of 2012, which is double the global tourism growth rate of 5%. This means our country continues to be a popular destination to many around the world.At a social transformation level, government policies have extended basic services like water, electricity, sanitation, housing or social security to millions of people for the first time in their lives, in the past 18 years of freedom.Dramatic achievements have been scored in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We have moved from very difficult times indeed on on HIV and AIDS to a success story in a short space of time due to progressive leadership by government assisted by civil society on the matter. The rate of new infections has decreased from 1.4% to 0.8% in the 15-24 age group.We now have 1.7 million South Africans on antiretroviral treatment which has improved life expectancy. We have about 2 948 public health facilities now initiating patients on antiretroviral treatment compared to 495 in January 2010. One of our greatest success stories is the remarkable 50% reduction in mother-to-child transmission of HIV from about 8% in 2008 to 3,5% in 2011.Remarkably, 20 million people have to date been tested for HIV through the HIV Counselling and Testing Campaign, launched publicly by President Zuma in 2010. This indicates that the stigma around the disease is being eradicated, which will assist prevention efforts. The rate of new HIV infections looks set to decline over the coming years. Life expectancy is dramatically improving in South Africa due to these important policy interventions and sound leadership.At the economic level, our New Growth Path framework focuses us on a growth and employment creating path. Our intention is to boost job creation in six pillars – tourism, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and the green economy. Out of the six, we have this year singled out infrastructure development for an intensive focus, led by the President through the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission.Building on the 2010 FIFA World Cup infrastructure build success, we have unveiled a 20 year infrastructure development programme that will cost around 4 trillion rand over the next 15 years. We will spend around R844 billion over the next three years. We are truly a country at work for a better life.Just two weeks ago, we were proud to launch the Eastern Cape schools refurbishment programme, where we are replacing 49 mud schools with modern schools. There are currently more than 2 000 school refurbishment projects across the country. In addition, 886 health facilities are being revitalised. We are also building two new universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, infrastructure that will expand access to higher education to the two provinces.We are building and improving rail, roads, ports, energy, broadband and roads around the country. South Africa’s manufacturing, automotive, ICT, petrochemical, and service sectors remain sophisticated and globally competitive and ready to attract local and foreign investors.We are also planning ahead, towards the next 30 years. Our long-term planning blueprint, the National Development Plan, outlines our vision of dealing with inequalities, social injustice, and the developmental challenges our society, leading towards a prosperous society.At a political level, we have consolidated democracy and have strong institutions formed in line with the country’s progressive Constitution.We have noted the tendency of late to exaggerate the debates and contestation within the ruling party, the African National Congress as being as symptom of instability. ANC conferences are no more controversial than political dynamics in many other countries. The robust debates, though uncomfortable at times, result in policies that are agreed to by the majority which ensures stability and cohesion. The democratic exercise should be seen as a strength rather than a weakness for the countryThe violent wildcat strikes that we have experienced are a worrying factor as they should be in any economy, and the situation is being attended to collectively. The strikes should not be exaggerated, as intimated by the Economist, to conclude that South Africans economic fortunes will decline majorly against its African counterparts. Any such reckless conclusion would not have taken into account the strides that have been made in anchoring economic growth that have weathered the storms that even the developed countries of the North could not survive.While the banking system of the North had to be subsidized by the governments, South Africa’s banking sector demonstrated absolute resilience and managed to shield the economy from the economic meltdown that continues to affect many developed economies.Another of South Africa’s strengths is the ability of its people to come together when there is a problem and search for a solution. In response to the economic meltdown and the wildcat strikes, President Jacob Zuma convened the High Level Dialogue on the Economy, bringing together government, business, labour and the community sectors. A similar initiative during the 2009 recession worked tremendously to cushion the economy and protect jobs.The outcome of the dialogue was an economic package designed to stabilize the labour environment, improve living conditions of mining communities and to further promote job creation.More importantly, South Africa is privileged to be part of Africa, which is rapidly becoming the continent with the fastest- expanding economic regions in the world. This steady upward growth path is expected to gain momentum and resemble the long-run growth curves that were experienced in East Asia over the past 20 years.South Africa is moving forward towards prosperity, under the very able leadership of President Zuma and his Cabinet, working in equal partnership with the other arms of the State – the legislature and the judiciary. They are supported by various partners in society; labour, business, faith-based organisations and many others that want to see South Africa succeed.We will face hiccups here and there, and now and then because of existing inequalities and poverty and the economic climate globally, but we remain firmly focused on building a united, non-racial, non-sexist democratic and prosperous South Africa.Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or [email protected] by the PresidencyPretorialast_img read more

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Two Ohio soybean milestones in 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This year marks two significant milestones for Ohio’s soybean support system.“It will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) — our grassroots member-driven policy organization — and it will also be the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) — the state checkoff organization in Ohio,” said Kirk Merritt, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Council. “In 2016 we want to celebrate the great work OSA board members have done over the years to influence policy in a way that benefits Ohio soybean farmers. We also will certainly acknowledge the great work done on the checkoff side to support research, marketing and education that benefit soybean farmers. With the checkoff, who would have guessed that soybeans would be in the things they are in now? Biodiesel, foam in car seats and now the chemicals that line pop cans all come from soybeans that make these products more environmentally friendly and better for your health.”In commemorating both important anniversaries, 2016 will be a busy year for both OSC and OSA.“We certainly want to celebrate what we have done so far, but I think the focus will be more on the future than on the past. Our real focus will be what is coming next for these organizations and the great things that are going to happen down the road,” Merritt said. “There is a lot of work to be done in 2016 and beyond to make sure soybean farmers stay profitable and we need to continue the work we have been doing.”last_img read more

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