first_imgIn a video statement released today, Jeff Hatfield announced he is running for Vanderburgh County Commissioner.Jeff said, “I am running for county commissioner to help create good- paying jobs and to help keep our community safe. Now is the time to create good, commonsense solutions to help improve the quality of life in our community so that our children and grandchildren are proud to call Vanderburgh County their home.”“I pledge to run an aggressive, issues centered campaign focused on economic development that creates good-paying jobs, improving our roads, and ensuring public safety remains a priority as we look to expand our jail as well as our mental health and drug treatment services.”Jeff and his wife Jerri are lifelong Vanderburgh County residents. They have two sons, each married, and two grandchildren. Jeff is a FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and the University of Evansville. Jeff owns and operates Core Contractors, Inc. and has been self-employed since 1984. He wants to ask the tough questions and find the best solutions to encourage community growth and a better quality of life. Jeff is no stranger to community outreach and involvement. He is a member of All Saints Parish, Knights of Columbus, and the Evansville Rotary Club. He has served on the Area Plan Commission, Parks Foundation, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board, to name a few.Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. To learn more about Jeff Hatfield or to see his video statement, visit his Facebook Page or Caucus has been called by the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party for Saturday, May 26th at 10:00am.last_img read more

Students to Receive Local Discounts

first_imgLocal businesses will offer more discounts for students shopping and eating in the South Bend community as early as fall break in an effort to engage students better with the surrounding area, off-campus concerns chair Emily LeStrange said. “We are taking a step towards acknowledging the possibility for embracing the college town environment in South Bend while respecting the community at the same time,” student body president Catherine Soler said. The program, officially titled Students for South Bend, will allow Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to find discounts at local venues after presenting their student IDs, Soler said. “This is our cohesive attempt to reach out to the community in all different ways,” LeStrange said. “Students for South Bend is definitely a key component of the beND program.” The beND campaign is student government’s initiative to foster better community relations between South Bend and the Notre Dame student body. Student government began a list of more than 60 businesses it approached to offer discounts, and that list will continue to grow as student representatives work with Downtown South Bend and the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph’s County, Soler said. “We are looking especially for local places so students really have the chance to go into the real South Bend community,” LeStrange said. LeStrange said the vendors will display a window decal in their storefront to let students know that they offer discounts. “This program really benefits smaller local places,” LeStrange said. “It gets their names out and attracts student business that might not otherwise be there.” Some proposed venues include Studebagels, Ritter’s Ice Cream, Five Guys, Granite City, Papa John’s and Uptown Kitchen. Student government from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross will also present the discount plan to businesses such as Target, Isabella’s Boutique, Meijer and Ten Thousand Villages, LeStrange said. “We can let [South Bend] know that the student body does not just want to stay on campus,” LeStrange said. “We want to be in the community too.” Advertising these discounts through, the student government website, and hall staff in residence halls would be a critical part of the project so students can know what is available to them, LeStrange said. “A lot of places like Between the Buns already issue discounts but students do not really know about them,” LeStrange said. Discounts would not apply to alcoholic beverages because of standard University policy, LeStrange said. The idea behind Students for South Bend began when student government tried to investigate applying Domer Dollars and Flex Points to off-campus venues, Soler said. Students overwhelmingly preferred discounts at local businesses than having Flex Point access in these restaurants and shops, she said. Past programs sold discount ticket booklets with coupons that students could present at local venues but the Students for South Bend program would avoid this option, LeStrange said. “Students do not want to pay for a discount,” LeStrange said. “And to a certain extent I feel like you should not have to in a college town.” LeStrange said vendors would have the option of choosing when and how to offer the student discounts so they can participate in the program on their own terms. “We want the vendor to feel comfortable too in this program,” LeStrange said. “We do not want them stuck in something that they do not want.” Sophomore Catherine Hermann said accessing these local business and restaurants would present a challenge for some students. “Finding transportation is time-consuming for me,” Hermann said. “But for students who have a car here [off-campus discounts] would be really nice.” Underclassmen that do not have cars on campus would be less motivated to go into South Bend to use the discounts, she said. “If discounts were applied to deliveries then I would definitely be more inclined to take advantage of them,” Hermann said. Junior Jack Dobmeier said he thought discounts in local restaurants would be beneficial to him because he lives off-campus and eats out for many of his meals. “I never used fourteen meals in a week when I had a regular meal plan,” Dobmeier said. “I would order pizza or Jimmy John’s when I got sick of dining hall food.” Incorporating the University in local business by offering student discounts would definitely continue to develop an atmosphere of a college town, he said. “During my freshman year I did not think of [South Bend] as a college town, but it does seem to be becoming more of that now,” Dobmeier said.last_img read more

Steel Burkhardt’s Photo Stash! See the Aladdin Star’s Healthy Eats & More

first_imgSteel Burkhardt is one smart sidekick—in December, he joined the cast of the hit Broadway musical Aladdin, where he’s spent the winter frolicking through the sweltering sands of Agrabah. (Sure beats the sludge puddles of New York City!) We asked Burkhardt to snap photos of his favorite things around the theater. Check out these awesome photos of his favorite snacks, gifts, pals and lucky charms below, then catch him as Kassim in Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre! My view from the stage door “Lots of people want Kassim’s autograph. I can’t think of anybody else who signs more autographs than me. Poor James [Monroe Iglehart, who plays the Genie], he’d pay you to let him sign your program…” My favorite thing in my dressing room “My yoga ball. Gotta make sure I sit with good posture. Sometimes I sit and think of world-changing inventions.” A selfie right before I go onstage “Gotta do the show!” My view from the stage “This is my view! The fabulous, the beautiful, the comfy seats of the New Amsterdam Theatre.” My favorite post-show snack “A Lizzie Jays fresh-pressed juice. This one is pure greens and it’s the perfect thing to replenish the nutrients that were lost in the deserts of Agrabah.” My must-have pre-show item “My iPad. Thanks for the Christmas gift, family! ‘I will take the ring,’ he said, ‘Although I do not know the way.'” My favorite line in the show “Iago’s line, spoken by Don Darryl Rivera: ‘…Murdering their BOYFRIENDS!!!’ (Side note: Don Darryl Rivera only responds to Don Darryl Rivera. You have to say the full thing.)” The best thing to eat on a two-show day “On two-show days I like making myself a nice salad with lots of greens and proteins! Mmm…I just love avocado.”center_img My good luck charm “Don Darryl Rivera. I just love rubbing that buzzed head and Don Darryl Rivera just loves it!” View Comments My favorite fan gift “My long sleeve t-shirt from my fans in Sarasota, FL. When I put this shirt on, I feel the warmth of the sun, the sand on my feet and the wind blowing off the ocean through my fez!” The crew member who saves my ass “The crew member who saves my buttocks is definitely Marshall [Servillio, propsman]. One time I was working backstage on my sword play and Marshall saved me from a set piece falling on my little baby toe.” Related Shows Aladdin from $57.50last_img read more

Another day of compliance, another acronym to discuss

first_imgCompliance folks love acronyms so much we apply them to just about everything we can. And, I’m thrilled to report, it’s time to talk about another one. Say hello to GRC!Okay, so GRC is not entirely new. Standing for governance, risk and compliance, the acronym has been around for some time. But the initials are making their way into the minds of more leaders, especially as enterprises across industries realize the great benefit of bringing these traditionally disparate functions together.The interconnectedness of governance, risk and compliance is a trend we’ve seen accelerate over the past several years within the credit union industry. It’s one of the reasons my responsibilities are changing here at PolicyWorks. You may have noticed my shiny new title: Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, which is really just a fancy way of saying it’s my job to recognize and help compliance folks act on transformative changes. The growth of GRC as a cohesive force is changing the needs of credit union compliance professionals. The change in my job is a nice reflection of the change in the industry. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Sweden appoints implementation chief for premium pension reform

first_imgAnnika Strandhäll, chair of the Pensions Group“Pensioners’ money should never have to be hunted down in tax havens and you don’t have to be a financial expert to get a good pension,” she said.The PPM is the defined contribution part of the Swedish state pension, allowing individuals to allocate a percentage of contributions to private investment providers via the funds marketplace, or use the default option, AP7’s Såfa.Stefan Lundbergh, the Cardano expert who came up with most of the plan now being put in place, told IPE he was very happy with the appointment.“I think it is going in the right direction, and the momentum is keeping up,” he said. “The devil will be in the detail, but I think the person they have appointed is going to do very a good job.”At the Pensions Authority, Westberg has been at the centre of efforts to deal with private fund managers falling foul of the law.As part of the reform, in June the Pensions Authority published a set of tougher requirements for investment providers operating in the PPM in future.Some 21 funds have been cut from the funds marketplace after violating co-operation agreements, the government said.The Pensions Authority is currently involved in several legal processes both in Sweden and abroad recovering money for pensioners affected by scams, it said. Annika Strandhäll, minister for social security and chair of the Swedish parliament’s pensions group, said pension savings in Sweden should always be safe. Sweden has appointed a special investigator to lead a review tasked with implementing reforms to its first-pillar Premium Pension System (PPM).Mikael Westberg, current head of legal at the Pensions Authority, which oversees payment of Sweden’s state pension benefits, is to lead the implementation review, drafting regulatory proposals for a funds marketplace within the PPM.The proposals are to be presented by November 2019, and the new authority in charge of the funds marketplace will start operating on 1 September 2020, the government said.The PPM is being reformed to solve problems that have arisen since the system was set up in the 1990s – including, most recently, a spate of scandals involving rogue traders.last_img read more

Construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port to Kick Off in December

first_imgThe construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port in the Black Sea Region is scheduled to start on December 20, 2017, the Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) informed. “Anaklia Port is a project of an unprecedented scale for our country… We started the preparatory works last year and promised to start the construction process in just a year… And now, the more important stage of the project begins – the port construction,” Mamuka Khazaradze, Co-founder/Partner of ADC, said.The preparatory phase for the new port started in 2016. During this phase, ADC selected the US-based SSA Marine as the terminal operator for the port. The company will also be one of the port’s investors.Additionally, the general plan for the port was prepared and approved, according to ADC. The plan was approved by the Government of Georgia in October 2017.Moreover, Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord conducted pre-construction works including marine civil engineering, geotechnical, topographical, and other research. The environmental impact assessment document was also prepared.One year ago, Georgia and ADC signed an investment agreement for the construction and operation of the USD 2.5 billion Anaklia Deep Sea Port. Under the deal, ADC has the exclusive right to build, develop and operate the port.Expected to help establish a new maritime corridor from China to Europe, Anaklia Deep Sea Port will be constructed on about 400 hectares of land as the country’s government granted the ADC rights to use the land for a period of 52 years.Once all nine phases under the framework of the project are completed, the port would have the capacity to serve 100 million tons of freight turnover.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

AU wants Burundi to postpone elections

first_imgThe African Union has called for Burundi to postpone its elections. AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma says conditions are not conducive for a vote given the troubles triggered by president Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term.Dlamini Zuma was speaking exclusively to CCTV’s Girum Chalalast_img

Nelva June Curry age 81

first_imgNelva June Curry, age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born April 19, 1935 in Mt. Carmel, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Robert & Carrie (Miller) Allen. She was united in marriage to Ronald Max Curry, and he preceded her in death on February 5, 2015.Survivors include a son & daughter in law, Robert & Paula Curry of Evansville, Indiana; two grandsons, Chad Curry of Lebanon, Tennessee and Drew Curry of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Luke Curry and Alyssa Curry.Besides her parents, and husband, Max, she was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Curry, as well as a brother, Orville Allen.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Curtis Bond, pastor of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, February 27, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Curry family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Aikey delivers on promise of fifth Super Nationals championship

first_imgLate Models at the 2015 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Jeff AikeyBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – After winning a second straight and fourth career IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s title last September, Jeff Aikey promised to return to Boone Speedway and add to his Late Model championship collection.He made good on that promise Thursday night in an epic Deery Brothers Summer Series battle with Justin Kay and Richie Gustin, two other drivers who came into the night looking to race their way into the record book.Aikey becomes the third driver to win five career Super Nationals crowns and the first to win three in a row.“After we came here on Memorial Day, I told my crew we had to make the car faster. We had a fast car tonight, let me tell you,” said Aikey, who’d qualified through his ‘B’ feature and started 15th. “I’ll be back next year to make it four in a row.”The victory, Aikey’s series career 65th, paid $3,510. That amount includes a $510 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus.Kay was second by not much more than half a car length. The defending series champion and current point leader was seeking a record-tying fourth straight win and started on the pole, but surrendered the front spot to Gustin following an early restart.Gustin, the 2011 Super Nationals Modified champion, led Kay, Todd Cooney and Tyler Droste into lapped traffic. Aikey was up to sixth when the caution waved again on lap 16.Tenth starting Todd Cooney charged past Gustin when the race went green again. The two-time Super Nationals king pulled away from the field before getting slowed by lapped traffic and Aikey was first across the stripe when lap 34 was scored.Cooney exited after a lap 39 yellow. Gustin regained with 10 circuits to go and Kay shuffled Aikey back to third, the front three virtually side-by-side-by-side at the end of lap 44.Aikey got the lead back coming out of the final turn on lap 47. Kay edged past Gustin with two to go.“I’ve been racing for a long time. To beat these young guys feels pretty good,” said Aikey, gesturing toward the numbers on the leader board. “I just went where they weren’t. My car could go anywhere on the track. I diced where there weren’t any other cars.”Gustin, Droste and 14th starting Joel Callahan completed the top five. Jason Hahne also advanced 14 spots from his original start and finished sixth; Josh Most, already qualified for Saturday’s Modified main event, ended in seventh.Aikey also won Super Nationals features in 1995 and 2004.The Late Model program at Boone was postponed from Labor Day because of inclement weather conditions and rain forced a delay to the start of the two ‘B’ features on Thursday.The 29th annual series concludes with the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway.Feature results – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 3. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 4. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 6. Jason Hahne, Webster City; 7. Josh Most, Red Oak; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; 9. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 10. Robert See, Webster City; 11. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 13. Al Johnson, Story City; 14. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake; 15. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 16. Jon Passick, Waterloo; 17. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill.; 18. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 19. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 20. Allan Hopp, Harlan; 21. Sean Johnson, Independence; 22. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 23. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill.; 24. Corey Zeitner, Omaha, Neb.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Need to flexible as a team: Andre Russell after Kolkata Knight Riders’ loss

first_imgThe Jamaican all-rounder rued the slow progress made by the middle order and said that was game-changing. “To lose by 10 runs, it’s just two hits away. In the middle period, if we scored a bit faster we would definitely get the runs with even balls the spare,” Russell said.The Russell-Rana partnership was worth 118 runs off just 48 balls and the Jamaican said they were feeling positive in the middle. “When I went to bat, Nitish came to me and said what I think. I said ‘I bat one way — and it’s positive’. So if the first ball is in my court, I don’t need to see what’s happening. So to go out and chase 14-15 an over is not the best way you want to start as a batsman but I’m used to those conditions and situation,” Russell said.Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal and they will be determined to snap their losing streak. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost four consecutive games in IPL 2019.Royal Challengers Bangalore registered only their second win in eight games.Andre Russell and Nitish Rana’s partnership was 118 runs off 48 balls. highlights New Delhi: Virat Kohli blasted his fifth IPL century and Moeen Ali hammered 66 off 28 balls to boost Royal Challengers Bangalore to 213/4. In response, Kolkata Knight Riders were undone by a slow start from the top and middle order. However, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell kept Kolkata Knight Riders in the hunt with some big hits. Rana smashed 85 and Russell hit 65 but Kolkata Knight Riders fell short by 10 runs to lose their fourth consecutive match in IPL 2019. With this win, Royal Challengers Bangalore stayed mathematically in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders would be ruing the slow progress made by Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa, who consumed 11 and 20 balls respectively for nine runs.Russell, speaking in the post-match press conference, stated that the team needed to be flexible but refused to say whether he should have been promoted to No.4. “I believe that (I should have batted at No 4)… Honestly, I think sometimes you have to flexible as a team. Looking at the make-up of our team, I would not mind going to bat at No 4,” Russell said.last_img read more