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Help the Aged enters the online networking market

first_img Howard Lake | 23 November 2006 | News Help the Aged enters the online networking market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis · Help the Aged and actress Liz Smith team up with life history and social networking website meRememberedHelp the Aged has signed a CRM deal with new website www.meRemembered.com to promote the reminiscing and social networking site among its supporters and older people.The website gives its members the perfect opportunity to chronicle, update and share their life stories online, keep in touch with friends and family via email and search the database for old acquaintances. Bereaved members can create an online ‘memorial’ to record the life of a loved one, and all profiles can be formatted as a pdf file and printed out for members to keep as hard copy.The deal sees Help the Aged hosting a link to the website in the online shop section on www.helptheaged.org.uk; the charity will receive 20% of the registration and annual fee as a donation from meRemembered for every member who signs-up via this link.Alison McCormack, Head of New Media for Help the Aged said: “The Internet offers fantastic opportunities for people of different ages to communicate and is an ideal way of older people staying in touch with younger generations of their family and sharing their life history with them.“Sharing life histories and knowledge is a great way to bridge the gap between different generations and start a communication that can enrich the lives of everyone involved. “Contrary to the popular image of older people being slow to accept new technology, research from Help the Aged, conducted by Ipsos MORI, shows that 24 million (26%) people over 65 recognise new technology as a way of remaining independent later in life (1), with web based networking sites proving to be as popular with people approaching retirement age as with younger generations (2).Celebrity case study:Royle Family actress Liz Smith becomes the first to upload her life story online via www.helptheaged.org.ukEarliest memory:I wasn’t very old. In fact I wasn’t even walking. But my earliest memory is of being pushed across our lino floor in the kitchen in an enamel bowl and squealing with delight.A scarf would be tied around the bowl, I’d sit in it and it would then be hurled around the room like a fairground ride. I loved it.Fondest memory:My fondest memory is sitting by an open fire having long talks with my grandfather. I would be about four or five. He gave me some great advice. He used to say ‘ there is an answer to everything in life – you only have to look for it’. I adored him and even at that early age we would share a glass of beer together.ENDSNotes to EditorsSources:1. Research detailsIpsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,859 adults aged 18+ across GBInterviews were carried out face-to-face, in home, using CAPI, as part of the Ipsos MORI CapibusFieldwork was conducted between 7 April and 13 April 2006 in 162 sampling pointsThe sample design ensures that data accurately reflect the GB population in terms of region and area types as well as informant demographics. In order to correct for minor deviations, Capibus uses a rim weighting system which weights to NRS defined profiles for age, social grade, region and working status – within gender2. “The most significant shift has occurred among teens 12-17, who accounted for 24.7 percent of the MySpace audience in August 2005, but today represent a much lower 11.9 percent of the site’s total audience. Conversely, Internet users between the ages of 35-54 now account for 40.6 percent of the MySpace visitor base, an 8.2 percentage point increase during the past year. Over 55s made up 11.0% of the MySpace visitor base.”Quote from comScore report Oct 2006meRemembered.com was conceived by Tony Fisher and is jointly owned and operated by marketing and creative services agency The Communications Practice. The deal sees the two organisations working together for minimum of one year.meRemembered subscription fees (20% of the following costs are donated to Help the Aged):Individual: £4.95 per annum Unlimited text; up to 1.5mb of space £5.00 One-off registration fee £4.95 Multimedia up-grade (5mb of extra space)Family (up to 4) £9.95 per annum Unlimited text; up to 5mb of space £10.00 One-off registration fee £9.95 Multimedia up-grade (20mb of extra space)Contact:Tessa RichardsonHelp the Aged PR Account ManagerTel: 020 7239 1496Fax: 020 7239 1929Email: [email protected] the Aged is the charity fighting to free disadvantaged older people in the UK and overseas from poverty, isolation and neglect. It campaigns to raise public awareness of the issues affecting older people and to bring about policy change. The Charity delivers a range of services: information and advice, home support and community living, including international development work. Help the Aged also funds vital research into the health issues and experiences of older people to improve the quality of later life.All of these activities are only possible thanks to the generosity of our donors and Help the Aged is trying to increase the amount of funds raised to expand its charitable work and help the growing number of older people in need. Tagged with: Digital  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Donegal business owner says road improvement delays ‘beyond embarrassing’

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Donegal business owner says road improvement delays ‘beyond embarrassing’ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – June 29, 2018 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A meeting of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership has acknowledged there there are deficiencies that need to be addressed, particularly in terms of transport infrastructure.Yesterday’s meeting reaffirmed the commitment of both councils to swift completion of the A5 and the A6, as well as other necessary investment.This also reflects the concerns of business – On today’s Nine til Noon Show, Ian Harkin of Lottie Dolls said the ongoing road problems in the region are frustrating………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ianharkin1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Previous articleFarmers are accepting penalties rather than risk appeals – IFANext articleFF propose new law to give Irish Coast Guard statutory recognition News Highland last_img read more

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Police searching for 3 men involved in brawl after right-wing Proud Boys event at New York club

first_imgNYPD(NEW YORK) — Police released photos of three men allegedly involved in a violent clash between right- and left-wing protesters in New York City last week.Investigators with the New York Police Department say the three took part in a brutal brawl Friday night between protesters and members of the right-wing Proud Boys organization, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.Police said two of the people wanted for questioning were seen kicking a victim lying on the sidewalk and the other was observed punching a victim who was trying to run away.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio urged witnesses to speak up if they had any information about the fight.“The NYPD is fully investigating last night’s attack involving the Proud Boys. If you know anything, the NYPD wants your help,” De Blasio said in a statement. “Hate is never welcome in NYC and we will punish those responsible — whether they threw punches or incited violence — to the fullest extent of the law.”Cuomo struck a more pointed tone in his statement and called out the Proud Boys by name.“Hate cannot and will not be tolerated in New York. Here’s a message from a Queens boy to the so-called ‘proud boys’ – NY has zero tolerance for your bs,” the governor wrote in a tweet.The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that monitors extremist activity, classifies the Proud Boys as a hate group due to its alleged use of anti-Muslim and white nationalist rhetoric. The Proud Boys group describes itself as “western chauvinists,” but it denies ties to the racist “alt-right” movement.Chaos erupted near the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City at around 8:30 p.m. Friday as demonstrators gathered to protest a speech there by Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes.The club said some protesters threw glass bottles at attendees as they exited the venue.“Gavin’s talk on Friday night, while at times was politically incorrect and a bit edgy, was certainly not inciting violence,” the Metropolitan Republican Club wrote in a statement, noting that its building had been vandalized ahead of the event.Three others were already arrested in connection to the incident.Finbarr Slonim, 20, of Manhattan, and Kai Russo, 20, of Brooklyn, were arrested in the wake of the event on robbery and assault charges, according to police. A third man, 35-year-old Caleb Perkins, of Manhattan, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault and resisting arrest, police said.Investigators released video from the scene on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, showing the wanted men throwing punches as others cheered “USA” in the background. Officials said they could not confirm whether those arrested were associated with a particular group.Police said they were wanted for questioning and no charges have been filed.“We continue to investigate the violent incident on the UES on Friday night, and need information regarding these persons-of-interest,” the NYPD wrote in a tweet Saturday. “No complaints have been filed. If you were the victim of a crime, or have information about the incident, please call 1-800-577-TIPS. @NYPDTips.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed against owner of boat that caught on fire, killing 34

first_imgDNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Four months after a fire aboard a dive boat off the coast of Southern California killed 34 passengers, attorneys representing families of those who died say the boat’s owners and captain allowed the deadly events to unfold through their negligence. The attorneys have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of three passengers and a crew member who died in the fire. They are arguing against the boat’s owners, Glen and Dana Fritzler, who filed a lawsuit in federal court to limit their liability for the fire. The Fritzlers, owners of Truth Aquatics, claim a maritime law from 1851 should lower or block all financial damages in the case.That petition was filed before some of the bodies had even been recovered from the ocean. “This was a heartless, callous act which inflicted further pain on these families,” said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, who is representing the victims’ families. Mongeluzzi and fellow attorney Jeff Goodman contend the ancient maritime law does not apply in the case because Truth Aquatics knew about safety hazards on the boat before it set sail. They say Truth Aquatics failed to provide night watchmen as required by law and did not offer adequate protections to prevent fires where electronic equipment was being charged.“There are numerous ways that a responsible company can make sure this doesn’t occur,” said Goodman. It was around 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 2 when fire broke out aboard the boat while it was off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Passengers and crew members in the sleeping quarters were unable to escape and died. Only the captain and four crew members who had been sleeping up top survived. The boat burned and its shell eventually sank.The cause of the fire remains under investigation by a specialized team at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Early on, one possible cause was believed to be lithium ion batteries that were likely being charged to power diving equipment like cameras and lights. In an initial report, the National Transportation Safety Board found all crew members were asleep when the fire broke out. Federal law says somebody must be awake at all times on a commercial boat.Attorneys for the families say Truth Aquatics also did not train its workers adequately and that the two exits — one that was a small hatch above a bunk — were not sufficient for 34 people to escape through smoke and in the middle of the night. “In this case Truth Aquatics chose, through their design of the vessel, to have two means of egress that both led to the same place. And in this case that same place led to the galley where the fire began,” according to Goodman.They argue the company’s employees knew that the boat was unsafe and that the captain should be charged with seaman’s manslaughter. Seaman’s manslaughter is a charge that can be brought against boat captains by federal prosecutors. Two other lawsuits were previously filed by the families of victims. ABC News’ attempts to reach attorneys for Truth Aquatics, the Fritzlers and the boat’s captain have been unsuccessful. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

first_img View post tag: visits View post tag: USS Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower View post tag: air Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic Visits USS Dwight D. Eisenhower View post tag: Atlantic View post tag: Commander The commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, visited the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) during the ship’s deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security in the region, Oct. 16-17.Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch came to Ike to express his gratitude for all the hard work the team has put in to accomplish the mission and to hear from Sailors about how Naval Air Force Atlantic could better equip the force for fleet tasking.While aboard Ike, Branch toured spaces and conducted an all hands call. He also met with senior leadership to get feedback on the readiness levels and operational stresses that the ship and air wing team face while on deployment.“I appreciate what you are doing and the families back home appreciate what you are doing,” said Branch at the all hands call to members of Ike and the air wing. “Everybody back home is pulling for you and I came out here so that you know that.”Branch also expressed to the crew how much he and the Naval Air Force Atlantic command wanted to support to Ike to stay mission ready.“I am here to find out what I can do to help you do your jobs and achieve the mission. I want to know what’s on your mind,” said Branch.Branch also had an opportunity during his visit to participate in a birthday ceremony that commemorated the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday and the ship’s commissioning.The ceremony, showcasing the long history of the carrier, displayed the longevity of the Ike throughout the years. Such continued superior performance of the carrier was a testament to the material and training readiness standards that are cornerstones of Naval Air Force Atlantic.“The sacrifices you, the Sailors, make in the heat of this region, supporting the troops on the ground and keeping the sea lanes open, these are the things you do as Sailors in the Navy and you are all doing it well,” said Branch. “Don’t think anyone doesn’t know about the sacrifices you, the Sailor, and your families are making, and don’t think for a second that people don’t appreciate it. It is important work and you are all doing an outstanding job.”Those who attended the all-hands call with Branch were appreciative of his visit.“He explained a lot of what was going on in the Navy,” said Seaman Benny Hernandez from Deck department. “During the all hands call, he gave us a chance to ask a few questions and he put out a lot of important information.”Eisenhower and the squadrons of CVW-7 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 18, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Dwightcenter_img View post tag: D. View post tag: Force View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Eisenhower October 18, 2012 View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

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Ombudsperson for PHD Students & Postdocs

first_img Salary Not Specified LinkedIn The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm More searches like this Facebook GeneralSummary/PurposeOmbudsperson for PhDStudents and Postdocs: Johns Hopkins seeksan inaugural, university-wide ombudsperson to servePhD studentsand postdoctoral fellowsof the Johns HopkinsUniversity. In keeping with the International OmbudsmanAssociation’s Standards of Practice and Code of Conduct, theinaugural ombudsperson is expected to serve as a neutral,independent, informal, and confidential resource for PhD studentsand postdoctoral fellows across all Johns Hopkins schools,providing confidential assistance, navigation, and coaching on avariety of issues. These issues might relate to conflicts withmentors, authorship disputes, concerns with educational climate,bullying or harassment issues, or other university-related matters.The ombudsperson will adhere to the principle of “informality”,meaning that he/she/they is not authorized to participate in anyformal investigative or adjudication procedures, nor will theombudsperson make binding decisions or policy. Rather, the ombudswill listen to the concern, help the student/fellow understand whatuniversity policies exist relevant to the concern and whatresources are available, coach or provide options to thestudent/fellow on ways to approach a potentially difficultconversation, and explain what making a formal complaint in therelevant office would entail. The ombudsperson will be prepared todiscuss with the student/fellow what may be the pros/cons of makingformal complaints, how the process works, what possible outcomesmay be, and the usual length of the relevant process. The ombudswill report to the Vice Provost for Graduate and ProfessionalEducation and will be a confidential resource for PhD students andpostdoctoral fellows.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesListen to and discuss questions, complaints,and concerns; provide answers to questions or help to identify therelevant policies, offices, or individuals who can further assistwith the issue.Coach students/fellows in having difficultconversations with others including mentors, otherstudents/fellows, or other JHUaffiliates;For situations and issues that could posepotential legal liability, such as discrimination and harassment,assist students/fellows if they desire a confidential resource toconsider their options, including whether to pursue a formalcomplaint;Provide a safe venue for airing anddiscussing concerns as an alternative or prelude to formalgrievance or investigation processes; provide options and creativesystemic solutions toconcerns;Serve as an impartial facilitator, ifdesired, between the student/fellow and other JHUaffiliate;Track de-identified concerns and complaintsby category, division, and demographics for annual reportingpurposes to JHU provost andpresident;Develop policy and practice recommendationsfor the university or particular units based on any gaps identifiedrelated to recurring issues brought to theombuds;Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards ofPractice of the International OmbudsmanAssociation.MinimumQualificationsEducation &Experience: PhD,JD, or equivalent. Advanced certificate in mediation recommended.At least five years of relevant experience. Knowledge of highereducation and research environments stronglypreferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesOutstandingcommunication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicateeffectively, orally and in writing, with individuals at all levelsof the organization.High degree of integrity, discretion, and sense ofprofessionalism.Strong organizationalskills.Ability to display a firm commitment tofairness and respect in the workplace, a genuine desire to promotea supportive climate for graduate students and postdoctoral fellowsat Johns HopkinsUniversity.Commitment to providing a safe, inclusive,and non-discriminatory educational and workenvironment;Ability to manage difficult conversationswith firmness, care, andrespect.Demonstrated facilitation or mediation,arbitration and/or conflict resolutionskills.Mature judgment and a thorough appreciationof and sensitivity to the academic and research environment of theuniversity.Certifications andLicenses: Certification in mediation, and/or completedOmbudsman Training 101, 202, given by the International OmbudsmanAssociation. In some cases, completion of this training may becompleted upon hiring.Classified Title:OmbudspersonWorking Title: Ombudsperson for PHD Students& Postdocs ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MJ Starting Salary Range:Commensurate withexperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000005-Provost and Sr VP for Acdmc AffsOff of Personnel area: University AdministrationThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Enrollment Marketing Specialist Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Share Save Enrollment Marketing Specialist Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist Maryland, United States Research Technologist You need to sign in or create an account to save HomewoodCampus Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Twitter Similar jobs Research Technologist Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to savelast_img read more

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Elkhart woman with terrorist ties sentenced to federal prison

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Pinterest Elkhart woman with terrorist ties sentenced to federal prison By Network Indiana – November 10, 2020 3 404 Pinterest Facebook Previous articleThe favorite Thanksgiving side dishes in Indiana, Michigan are…Next articlePHM School Board approves teachers’ contract, increases substitute teacher pay Network Indiana Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A woman from Elkhart has been sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for providing money to ISIS. Smantha Marie Elhassani, a.k.a. Samantha Sally, 35, will be on probation for three years when she gets out of prison.In 2014, Elhassani’s husband and his brother told her that they wanted to travel to Syria and join ISIS. Federal prosecutors say she helped them by taking gold and cash from the U.S., to Hong Kong and depositing them in a safe deposit boxes.On her final trip to Hong Kong, she traded for tactical gear, including rifle scopes and image stabilizing binoculars. She and her children then went to Turkey and Syria.The feds said she did not declare any of the gold at customs, and had disguised it as jewelry by melting it down.Elhassani was caught in 2018, and returned to the United States by Syrian authorities.“Once again, the Justice Department has held accountable an individual who turned her back on her country to support a terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “As Elhassani admitted, she made multiple trips to Hong Kong to smuggle tens of thousands in cash and gold, knowing that the funds would be used to support ISIS in Syria. We repatriated Elhassani from Syria because every nation is responsible for holding its citizens accountable and addressing the future threat they may pose. We will not stop.”“Samantha Elhassani was sentenced today for providing financial support to individuals who desired to support ISIS, a terrorist organization that has committed acts of violence against Americans,” said U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II for the Northern District of Indiana. “She traveled with her husband and brother-in-law to Syria, both of whom became ISIS fighters, putting the lives of her children at risk. My office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting those like Elhassani who provide support to terrorist organizations. ” WhatsApplast_img read more

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Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association offering three forms of economic assistance

first_img TAGSapplicationassistancedeadlineeconomicElkhartElkhart Urban Enterprise AssociationEmergency Relief FundEnterprise Zone ScholarshipEUEAIndianaNeighborhood Grant Program Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) The Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association (EUEA) is offering three forms of economic assistance.The Neighborhood Grant Program is being offered to neighborhood associations within the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Zone to assist them with costs associated with neighborhood-sponsored projects and programs.The award amount can reach up to $500, and eligible grants include but are not limited to:Newsletter publicationsNeighborhood block parties and/or other eventsClean-up and/or beautification activities (landscaping improvements, community gardens, etc.)Public art programs and beautification projectsGrants must be used the year they are awarded. Click here to apply.The Emergency Relief Fund is being offered to locally owned, small businesses within the Elkhart Urban Zone that have been economically impacted by COVID-19 related to loss of revenue.Eligible grants include:RentMortgage paymentsUtility paymentsSubscriptionsThe deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Click here to apply. Lastly, the Enterprise Zone Scholarship is being offered as part of EUEA’s mission to improve the quality of life for Zone residents.Applicants must live and/or work in the Elkhart Enterprise Zone and have receive a high school diploma or equivalent prior to the start of their degree program.Both part-time and full-time students are eligible. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7. Click here to apply.  Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – March 11, 2021 0 310 Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana adding teachers to the COVID vaccine eligibility listNext articleState troopers in Indiana, Michigan, 4 other states on the watch this weekend Brooklyne Beattycenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association offering three forms of economic assistancelast_img read more

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Press release: Alun Cairns: “Wales’ coastal industries are the powerhouses driving the economy forward”

first_imgSecretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is to emphasise the role that Wales’ coastal industries will play as Britain prepares to leave the EU, in a visit the Port of Mostyn later today (26 February).The Port of Mostyn in Flintshire, North Wales is responsible for transporting the wings of the Airbus A380 aircraft made at the Broughton site to Bordeaux in France for final assembly.As well as facilitating the growth of Wales’ impressive aerospace industry, the port, considered one of the oldest in the country, is one of the main centres in Europe for the for the assembly and installation of offshore wind turbines.The visit comes as part of the Welsh Secretary’s mission to encourage leading sectors in the Welsh economy to think beyond the political and administrative boundaries between Wales and the rest of the UK to develop growth corridors that will spread prosperity and enable the nation to compete on a global stage.Mr Cairns will visit the port’s headquarters in Flintshire, North Wales, where he will meet Managing Director Jim O’Toole as part of the ongoing discussions with key Welsh industries as Britain prepares to leave the EU.The Welsh Secretary will then tour the operations control room of the 160-turbine Gwynt-y-Môr windfarm with manager John Porter to see first hand how the firm is harnessing the power of Wales’ natural resources.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: If Wales is to keep pace with the changing global economic landscape and appetite for renewable energy then we need to create the right conditions for growth, looking beyond borders to explore all the options available to us. The Port of Mostyn demonstrates how it is possible to combine the strength of Britain’s traditional heavy industries whilst capitalising on the rich natural resources available in Wales to benefit the local community, as well as the UK economy as a whole. ENDSlast_img read more

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Press release: Homes England acquisition boosts housing in Coventry

first_imgThe national housing agency is currently working with City Council’s planning team on proposals for the former pumping station site, on London Road, which will connect communities and transform the location in to a much needed residential scheme.Land for the new homes was allocated by the council to unlock the brownfield site and meet Coventry’s current housing need. This is following increased demand for houses by the expansion of Coventry-based manufacturing businesses.The Whitley pumping station is known for its Victorian historic legacy, which Homes England is keen to retain and bring back into use by working alongside the council. Proposals for the site will be shared with the public over the course of the coming year.Homes England’s involvement in the site will help to speed up delivery of this project and ensure that the land is used to its maximum potential. The provision of a good quality residential development and enhanced green infrastructure will also benefit local communities.Stephen Kinsella, Executive Director for Land, at Homes England added: “Our role is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places. To make this happen we intervene in the housing market to build more homes where they are needed. We accelerate delivery and help to shape a more resilient and diverse industry.“With a strong demand for new homes in Coventry, we are keen to work collaboratively with partners to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the local community and this is an excellent example of how we are unlocking sites to meet those needs.”Planning permission for the new homes, including affordable housing will be submitted in 2019, with start on site to commence within the following 12 months.EndsFor more information contact Nosheen Haque, Communications Officer at Homes England.Tel: 0161 200 6131/ 07967 782 260 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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