Attorney General Curtis Hill ordered to pay $19,000+ for groping case

first_img Twitter By Network Indiana – November 23, 2020 0 228 WhatsApp (Photo supplied) Attorney General Curtis Hill has been ordered to pay more than $19,000 in expenses for the “groping case.”The order, issued Friday by the Indiana Supreme Court, directs Hill to pay a total of $19,068.54.To break it down, Hill must pay: $16,247.55 for former Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby’s work as the case’s hearing officer; $2,737.66 to for investigative expenses; and $83.33 for court costs.That $19,000 figure is one-third of the original $57,000 Indiana’s attorney disciplinary commission proposed Hill pay back in September. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Attorney General Curtis Hill ordered to pay $19,000+ for groping case Facebook Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Previous articleElkhart County COVID-19 Call Center reopened to answer questionsNext articleAstraZeneca joins Pfizer, Moderna in developing coronavirus vaccine Network Indianalast_img read more

Memes accelerate vehicle loan campaign geared at Gen Y

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Young consumers respond well to ECCU’s cheeky, retro promotion.How do you excite younger consumers about vehicle loans? Be deliberately outrageous.That approach worked wonders for Educational Community Credit Union (ECCU), which exceeded its original loan goal by $1 million thanks to an edgy “Get a New Ride” campaign filled with mullets, motorcycle grannies, and sweatband-wearing travelers.The $412 million asset credit union in Kalamazoo, Mich., relied heavily on colorful memes created by staff, promoting the effort in its lobbies, online, on billboards, through social media, and by emailing members. ECCU also earned coverage on several area radio stations.“To appeal to a younger audience, we decided to depart from our traditional approach. We wanted something unique, not cliché, and not focused on rate,” says Christine Camp, vice president of marketing for ECCU. “Our goal was to create an eye-catching campaign that would cut through the clutter and emphasize member benefits.”ECCU disbursed more than $8.1 million in new- and used-vehicle loans during the 10-week promotion. In all, the credit union made 558 loans at a median 2.99% annual percentage rate, averaging $14,521 per loan. continue reading »last_img read more

GPL Review: Aduana hold Ashantigold to fourth successive draw

first_imgAshanti Gold were held to a 1-1 drawn game by Aduana Stars at the Len Clay Sports Stadium on match day five of the 2016 Ghana Premier League on Saturday.The Miners playing at home enjoyed plenty of possession but they failed to get behind the Dormaa based club defense as they were resolute at the back.The intense pressure mounted by the defending league champions positively paid off in the 44 minute when the home side were awarded a penalty which was neatly converted by Osei Baffuor.The goal then triggered the away side to come out from their shell and they kept on probing for the equalizer.However, late in the game they hit the home side with a sucker punch as Bright Adjei’s overhead kick found the far corner with the game ending 1-1.The result means that Ashanti Gold have recorded their fourth consecutive draw after winning their opening game while Aduana Stars have picked four points in five league games.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Chelsea are underdogs against Spurs, while QPR need a point

first_imgChelsea begin their quest for an FA Cup/Champions League double at Wembley on Sunday evening when they meet Tottenham for a place in next month’s FA Cup Final.Neither side comes into the game in a rich vein of form with the north London Club losing at home to Norwich on Monday and Chelsea limping over the line against Wigan before being held at Craven Cottage in the west London derby.As well as betting on the games we have been asking punters to name the FA Cup finalists later in the month and bet:Liverpool v Spurs 23/10Liverpool v Chelsea 23/10Chelsea v Everton 3/1Spurs v Everton 3/1Spurs are 13/8 favourites to win in 90 minutes with Chelsea 15/8 and the draw 23/10.8/1 to score the opener.We’re not convinced Chelsea will appreciate another half an hour ahead of Barca coming to the Bridge on Wednesday and if they can keep Gareth Bale quiet they should have enough.We are top price on all the first goalscorers with Emmanuel Adebayor 13/2, Fernando Torres 7/1, Jermain Defoe and Louis Saha 15/2 and Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard 8s.We believe the winner of the FA Cup is more likely to come from Sunday’s semi than Saturday’s and make Chelsea & Spurs 5/2 to lift the cup with Liverpool 11/4 and Everton 3/1 outsiders.Fulham are not in action this weekend but Rangers travel to The Hawthorns on the back of an excellent 3-0 win against an impotent Swansea side on Wednesday.The win took the R’s two points above the drop zone but with Spurs, Chelsea and Man City in their last four games they need a minimum of a point against the Baggies.Albion are 21/20 to take all three points with the Hoops 27/10 and the draw at 12/5.Albion were thrashed at the Etihad Stadium in midweek and have only won one of their last six so Rangers have little to fear.Both teams to score is 4/6 with one or fewer 11/10. I expect goals and the hope is that Rangers ease to a 3-1 win, which is priced at 33/1.The greatest horserace in the world, the Grand National, is the other sporting highlight.Last year we broke new ground and bet ¼ odds 6 places on the great race and the favourite The Midnight Club finished 6th.I can’t imagine why but the brains trust have decided once again we will be betting 6 places on the race and this will be from the 48-hour declaration stage on Thursday at or via your mobile at www.betvictor.mobileFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Best Cave Art Is Still the Oldest

first_imgMay 7, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118593109 PNAS May 7, 2012 twice as old as the Lascaux paintings that are dated at 12,000 to 17,000 years.(Visited 93 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A new research study confirms that the exquisite cave art at Chauvet Cave is the oldest.The study is documented in an open-access paper on PNAS (May 7, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118593109 PNAS May 7, 2012).   The abstract begins,Since its discovery, the Chauvet cave elaborate artwork called into question our understanding of Palaeolithic art evolution and challenged traditional chronological benchmarks.The  artwork on the walls of Chauvet Cave is unequalled in Paleolithic art, superior even to the better-known works of Lascaux dated much later.  Evolutionists had  expected that cave art would progress from simple to complex as man’s cognitive abilities evolved, but Chauvet challenged that idea by showing that the oldest was by far the best.  The authors of the paper were astonished at its quality:Chauvet cave, in Vallon Pont d’Arc, Ardèche, France, is a site of exceptional scientific interest for a number of reasons: (i) the variety of its majestic parietal; (ii) very good conservation of the floor and wall ornamentations, exhibiting human and animal imprints; (iii) revelations of unknown techniques in Palaeolithic rock art (such as stump drawing); (iv) predominance of rare themes such as felines and rhinoceroses; and (v) unequalled aesthetic delivery.The new research tried to corroborate or refute carbon dates using a different dating method, cosmic ray exposure.  Unfortunately for evolutionists, the results continue to “call into question” their understanding of the artistic abilities of early man:Remarkably agreeing with the radiocarbon dates of the human and animal occupancy, this study confirms that the Chauvet cave paintings are the oldest and the most elaborate ever discovered, challenging our current knowledge of human cognitive evolution.Their last sentence re-emphasized the challenge to evolutionary understanding of human capabilities: “These results have significant implications for archaeological, human, and rock art sciences and seriously challenge rock art dating based on stylistic criteria.”PhysOrg summarized the paper, stating that the scientists determined that a rock fall closed the cave for good 21,500 years ago, ensuring that the paintings had to have been made much earlier.  Finding “the oldest and most elaborate [cave art] ever discovered” at such an early time implies that “the method of dating by style” (using evolutionary assumptions) “is no longer valid.”  Nearly twice as old as the Lascaux paintings that are dated at 12,000 to 17,000 years, evolutionary scientists estimate the Chauvet paintings date from 28,000 to 40,000 years ago, “befuddling some who believed that early art took on more primitive forms.”  PhysOrg included a photograph of modern-looking footprints that were also found in the chamber.The point is not whether their calculated dates are correct or not; all dating methods depend on assumptions that cannot be independently verified.  The point here is that evolutionary assumptions about the mind of man are 100% off.  Cave art started out wonderful and degenerated.  The first humans capable of expressing themselves artistically on cave walls did so with such expertise and “unexcelled aesthetic delivery” as to make Picasso blush.  Why do we listen to evolutionists?  Over and over their predictions are falsified.  This story matches a Biblical account of the creation of man, not a Darwinian picture.  Let the evidence speak for itself.This story confirms what we have reported for over a decade (7/26/2001, 10/04/2001, 4/22/2003, 12/18/2003, 8/16/2008).  Chauvet has been studied since 1994.  That they can still believe in evolution after 18 years of falsifying evidence is a measure of intransigence, not progress in cognition.last_img read more

Auslagern nach Sudafrika

first_imgDa Unternehmen weltweit auf den zunehmenden Kosten- und Preisdruck reagieren, transformiert sich Sudafrika zu einem international bevorzugten Standort fur die Auslagerung von Geschaftsablaufen.Das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen ist ein weltweiter Trend und die Branche, die einen Jahresumsatz von 130 Milliarden US-Dollar vorweisen kann, wird nach Erwartungen in den kommenden funf Jahren um ca. 50% wachsen.Bei dieser Art des Outsoucings werden bestimmte Geschaftsablaufe, die in der Regel unternehmensintern abgewickelt werden, einem Dienstleister (z. B. Kundenbetreuungs- oder Callcenter) uberlassen.Als Schlusselsektor im Regierungsprogramm zur Ankurblung des Wirtschaftswachstums wurde das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen erkannt. In diesem Bereich rechnet das Land mit 25.000 direkten und 75.000 indirekten Arbeitsplatzen, die bis 2009 die Wirtschaft des Landes um 7,95 Milliarden Rand bereichern werden.IT-Outsourcing ist ebenfalls eine Wachstumsbranche in Sudafrika. Die Vielfalt des lokalen Marktes (Know-how aus den Industrielandern und die Gegebenheiten eines Entwicklungslandes) macht das Land zu einem idealen Testlabor fur neue Innovationen.IT-Outsourcing macht mehr als ein Drittel des 30 Milliarden Rand schweren Marktes fur IT-Dienstleistungen, wie eine 2008 durchgefuhrte Studie der Unternehmensberatung IDC belegt.Die internationale Forschungsgruppe Gartner sieht Sudafrika unter den wichtigsten 30 Outsourcing-Lander fur Software-Entwicklung, womit das Land 2007 gleichauf mit Israel in der Region Europa, Nahost und Afrika sowie mit Australien und Indien weltweit liegt.Calling .ZADer Zeitschrift Business Day zufolge ist die lokale Callcenter-Branche seit 2003 um ca. 8% pro Jahr gewachsen. 54.000 Arbeitsplatze bietet dieser Bereich, der mit 0,92 zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt Sudafrikas beitragt.Ein 2007 lanciertes staatlich finanziertes Outsourcing-Unterstutzungsprogramm zielt auf die Verbesserung der sudafrikanischen Wettbewerbsfahigkeit ab und bietet 1,1 Milliarden Rand an Investitionsanreizen. Der Plan konzentriert sich auf:Eine breit angelegte Marketing-Strategie.Ein staatliches Unterstutzungsprogramm mit Investitions- und Schulungszuschussen.Gute preisliche Rahmenbedingungen im Bereich Telekommunikation.WettbewerbsvorteileFur Sudafrika sprechen viele Faktoren, wie z. B.:Ein erstklassiges Serviceniveau im Callcenter-Bereich.Eine hohe Management- und Dienstleistungskompetenz in Kombination mit umfassendem Finanz-Know-how, insbesondere in den Bereichen Versicherungen, Hypotheken/Darlehen und Inkasso.Zeitzonen-kompatibel mit Europa.Eine hervorragende Beherrschung der englischen Sprache: neutrale Akzente, die fur westliche Markte leicht verstandlich sind.Ein gunstiger Wechselkurs.Ein hohes staatliches Engagement.Staatlich unterstutzte Anreize wie z. B. Existenzgrundungs- und Expansionszuschusse und reduzierte Telekommunikationskosten.Eine hoch entwickelte und im Wachstum begriffene Telekommunikationsbranche.Die Regierung ergreift Maßnahmen zur Gewahrleistung einer preisgunstigen und besser verfugbaren Bandbreitenkapazitat zur Ermoglichung von preiswerteren internationalen Telefongesprachen. Großprojekte zur Verlegung von Unterwasser-Glasfaserkabeln entlang der Ost- und Westkuste Afrikas zur Verbesserung der Kommunikation des Kontinents mit dem Rest der Welt werden in Angriff genommen.Die ganze Welt in einem LandZu den internationalen Unternehmen, die sich bereits fur Sudafrika als Outsourcing-Land entschieden haben, gehoren: IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis und Car Phone Warehouse.Sudafrikas Engagement fur die Outsourcing-Branche wurde 2007 mit der Entscheidung zum Bau eines 125 Mio. Rand teuren Callcenters mit 1.500 Arbeitsplatzen im Gewerbepark Coega, außerhalb von Port Elizabeth in der Provinz Ostkap, bekraftigt.Der BPO-Park erstreckt sich uber funf Hektar im Coega-Gewerbepark und umfasst Schulungseinrichtungen und Freizeitangebote. Nach Bekunden des Verwaltungsunternehmens ist das Areal auf verschiedene Szenarien ausgelegt und bietet optimale Voraussetzungen fur eine Vielzahl von Investoren.Weitere Beispiele fur kurzlich erfolgte Investitionen: Im Mai 2008 eroffnete der Ölkonzern Royal Dutch Shell ein Callcenter in Kapstadt. Dieses Callcenter wird Shell-Kunden in Belgien, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden betreuen. Afrikaans-sprechende Mitarbeiter werden fur Gesprache in niederlandischer und flamischer Sprache speziell geschult.  Im November 2007 begann der US-amerikanische Outsourcing-Riese TeleTech mit dem Bau einer neuen Niederlassung (der ersten auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent) in den Außenbezirken von Kapstadt. Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more

Africa’s first children’s newspaper

first_imgLearn the News is Africa’s first children’snewspaper – which is distributed to morethan 250 schools every week.(Image: Learn the News)MEDIA CONTACTS• Duncan GuyLearn the News+2711 782 [email protected] NdlovuSouth African schoolchildren are reading hot-off-the-press world news in a newspaper, written for them in simple language they can understand. Learn the News is Africa’s first free newspaper for children.Created by Johannesburg journalist Duncan Guy, the newspaper is produced by the South African Press Association (Sapa) a non-governmental news agency. It is funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, a funding organisation founded by renowned currency speculator and philanthropist George Soros.To receive the paper schools have to register as subscriber to the Learn the News website for free. The newspaper is distributed via email free on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school terms. The teachers print out the publication on A4 or A3 paper and put it up in the libraries or information centres where the children can access it. Schools are encouraged to print extra copies and send them to neighbouring schools that do not have access to the internet. Currently more than 250 schools in the country have subscribed to the website.Each newspaper has five news pages: World News; Africa News; Environmental News; Business News; Sport News. There is also a Today in History page. Each issue is illustrated by children from a different school. Guy, who is also the editor of the paper, chooses a school from the list of subscribers and sends a draft copy of the paper to them the day before the publication. They use this draft to illustrate the issue and send it back to Guy for publication.Stories are gathered and rewritten by Guy in simple language that has an easy flow and engages the young minds. The standard adult version of the article runs below, followed by two quiz questions. Difficult words in the adult copy are highlighted and explained in a glossary. This way, there is something in the newspaper for readers at different levels of literacy.“The newspaper makes its way into several school libraries and classrooms. The stories are often displayed around a world map at the schools – with ribbons attached to the map that link the text to wherever in the world the stories come from,” said Guy.The aim of the paper is to promote reading, encourage interest in current affairs and promote general knowledge, he said. “News is sensitively selected to avoid the horror stories that appear in the mainstream media but major world stories are covered using carefully selected angles.”The master edition comes out in English; translators working as part of the Learn the News team put together Afrikaans and isiZulu issues. A worksheet of exercises written in English is also included. This worksheet is based on the content of the newspaper and can be used in the classroom or as homework. They involve problem solving (arithmetic); various English exercises such as comprehension exercises, and word searches; and crossword puzzles.Priceless rewardsGuy, who has 20 years’ journalism experience, started the newspaper in 2005 for his son, Owen, who was seven at the time. He would gather stories from the media and write the stories for his son in a simple language that he could understand. From there, word of mouth ensured its growth. “It went up on the notice board at Owen’s school, then onto the notice board at his friend’s school – and on from there,” Guy said.He said it has been extremely interesting to hear about the different ways in which certain schools make use of the newspaper. “It gets put to use differently, depending on the need for it. It gets used as reading material at some of the more disadvantaged schools where there isn’t anything else available.”At Wynberg Girls’ Junior School in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, an overview of the stories is announced over the intercom system. At St Peter’s Preparatory School, a boys school in Johannesburg, in Gauteng, birthday boys are told what happened on their day in history, using information from the Today in History page.Community colleges around the country have welcomed the newspaper as a great medium for teaching children about the times they live in and also for teaching English literacy to adults.Katherine Smith, a lecturer from Bloemfontein in the Free State province said the newspaper is used in their training of adult learners who are working towards becoming childhood development practitioners. These students will work as teachers or caregivers at pre-schools in their community.“We use it for the communication and literacy component of the student’s national qualification,” she said. “The focus of communication literature is English and for all of our practitioners, English is a second language. Using the newspaper and its worksheet is a great practical way of enhancing, enriching and extending the communication literacy content.”She said the students find the newspaper to be very user friendly and informative, and working through the worksheets is also a very enjoyable way of learning and understanding. “The newspaper has certainly helped us to build on our practitioners’ knowledge and use of English as their second language, in a very novel and practical way.”Deborah Parker, a primary school teacher at Ridge Park Primary in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, said they look forward to each issue. “What is significant is that the paper is free yet it adds so much value in the classrooms.” The paper has helped in extending the pupils knowledge of the world. It has evoked discussions about subjects from outside their own frame of reference.”Parker said the schoolchildren have enjoyed reading about different parts of the world and what is happening. “Pupils are more enthusiastic to do research and learn more about the different topics they read about in the paper.”last_img read more

Celtics Jared Sullinger Suspended One Game For Domestic Abuse

The Boston Celtics have decided to suspend forward Jared Sullinger for one game for a domestic violence arrest he was involved in on Sept. 3, the team announced Tuesday.The team’s statement reads: “The Boston Celtics announced today that they have suspended forward Jared Sullinger one game for his role in an incident that occurred on August 31, 2013. The suspension will be served during the team’s game at Toronto on October 30, 2013.‘Jared’s case was dismissed yesterday in Waltham District Court,’ said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. ‘While we are satisfied that this was the correct ruling, we are suspending Jared for one game because he failed to meet the high expectations we have for all Celtics employees.’The team will have no further comment on this matter.”Sullinger will miss Bostons’ opener in Toronto on Wednesday night.The domestic abuse charges were dropped Monday. read more