BREAKING NEWS: EPD Investigating Police-Involved Shooting

first_imgTwitterFacebook EPD Investigating Police-Involved ShootingAPRIL 18TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAAn investigation is underway following a police action shooting. The incident occurred in the 4600 Block of Spring Valley Road just off North Green River and south of Lynch Road.When officers responded to a 911 call for a sexual assault that had just occurred. The victim said the suspect was armed and had just left, but said he was going to come back.While officers were investigating the assault, the suspect returned to the scene. He ran from officers but was unable to escape. During a confrontation with two EPD officers, the suspect was shot by police.The suspect was rushed to an area hospital with gunshot wounds. No officers were injured.Both detectives and Crime Scene Technicians are on the scene. The original assault and the police action shooting are being investigated at this time.Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call EPD.Stay with 44News online and on-air more updates. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

O.C. Board of Realtors Food Drive Continues

first_imgDonations may be dropped off at the Ocean City Board of Realtors office at 405 22nd Street. The Ocean City Board of Realtors is continuing its Food Is Love winter food drive through Feb. 28.Donations of canned items, juice, microwaveable meals and more are sought.The Food Is Love, Share Some Love food drive will collect non-perishable food items, laundry and dish detergent, as well as ShopRite gift cards, which will be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard to provide for local needy families and senior citizens.“Post holidays, the cupboard needs to be replenished. We encourage our realtors family, friends and neighbors to donate items for the Ecumenical Food Cupboard that will ‘Share Some Love’ this winter for families in need,” said Gloria Votta, who chairs the Community Services Committee for the Ocean City Board of Realtors.Donations may be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, 405 22nd Street, or call the office at 609-399-0128 for pickup service.Here is a brief list of some of the items that the Food Cupboard has identified as in need of:Microwaveable items: Hormel meals, rice and cup of soupCanned meats (tuna, corn beef hash, Spam, Dinty Moore stew, etc.)Canned vegetables, cans of soup, cans of pork and beansCanned ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, riceCereal and individual packets of dry milkJelly, peanut butter, juiceJello/pudding mix, crackersLiquid laundry detergent (48 oz.), dish detergent, paper towels, toilet paperShampoo, deodorant, toothpasteShopRite gift cardsFor more information, please contact Vicki Heebner at the Board of Realtors at 609-399-0128 or [email protected]last_img read more

News story: Universities told to stamp out antisemitism on campus

first_imgUniversities must do more to stamp out antisemitism on campus following reports of unfair practices that could amount to indirect discrimination, the Universities Minister has said today (17 May).Chris Skidmore has urged the sector to advance its efforts to tackle unacceptable religious hatred in higher education and is calling on all universities to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.The Jewish Leadership Council, Union of Jewish Students and Community Security Trust have raised reports of unfair practices in which Jewish societies have been asked to pay up to £2,000 for their own security at speaker events on campus, which the Universities Minister is concerned may amount to indirect discrimination.Mr Skidmore met with students yesterday (Thursday 16 May) to hear about their concerns and experiences of antisemitism on campus. In a letter being sent to universities this week, the Minister is calling on all institutions to reject such prejudiced practices, challenging institutions to step up and tackle antisemitism.Universities Minister Chris Skidmore said: Universities have a responsibility to ensure students do not face discrimination, harassment or victimisation of any kind and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.Guidance published in February, led by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, clearly states the legal rights and obligations around free speech for all institutions and student unions (SU). This sets out that universities, student unions and their societies must ensure they do not discriminate in the way they organise events.The government has also taken steps together with the sector to tackle hate crime and harassment, including through the Office for Students (OfS) which is supporting institutions in their work in the area.Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, Simon Johnson, said: Campaigns Organiser of the Union of Jewish Students, Daniel Kosky, said: Last year the OfS provided £480,000 for 11 projects tackling religious-based hate crime in higher education. One of the projects, led by King’s College London, aims to tackle religious intolerance and includes recognising the needs of religious communities within the university, strengthening reporting mechanisms, supporting new facilities as well as building awareness, understanding and tolerance of different faiths. King’s is also one of the first universities to accept the full IHRA definition of antisemitism.Universities UK (UUK) has set up a taskforce to consider what can be done to address violence, harassment and hate crime on campus, including on the basis of religion. The taskforce published a comprehensive report ‘Changing the Culture’ in 2016 which included a number of specific recommendations for the higher education sector on antisemitism.Many universities have made good progress on this, but there is still further to go to implement UUK’s recommendations fully. All higher education providers should also have robust policies and reporting procedures in place and investigate and swiftly address reports of hate crime, including any antisemitic incidents that are reported. There is no place in our society for hatred or any form of harassment and it is frankly appalling that the battle against antisemitism still exists. Free speech is vital to the independence and innovation that embodies the higher education sector and it must be protected. Not only does it fuel academic thought, but it contributes to a collective feeling of tolerance and acceptance in our universities that challenge injustice. In this context, it is unacceptable to oblige certain groups of students to incur additional costs because of their race or religion, just to counteract the actions of others. Institutions like King’s College London are already displaying leadership in this area but I expect our universities, as vehicles of change, to show moral leadership and accept the IHRA definition of antisemitism which shows that an institution and its senior leaders are serious about ensuring their campuses are tolerant environments where ideas and debate can flourish but persecution can never take hold. We welcome Universities Minister Chris Skidmore’s call for universities to redouble their efforts to tackle antisemitism, including the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. Following our productive meeting with the Minister in April, we are grateful that he has acted on a number of our recommendations, including supporting the removal of prohibitive security costs for Jewish societies, and strengthening freedom of expression guidelines. Jewish students have long called for institutions to adopt the IHRA definition, and we now expect universities to follow the Government’s call. The National Union of Students have recommended they do so and Universities UK has also asked universities to individually consider adoption. Following a recent meeting convened by the JLC with member organisations UJS and CST, we are pleased to see that the Universities Minister will be calling on universities to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism and advising them that unfair charges to Jewish societies on campus for security are unacceptable. These actions will ensure that there is a safe, welcoming and tolerant environment on UK campuses and we are grateful to the Government for its continuing support for the welfare of Jewish students.last_img read more

Vermont lowest as preterm birth rate drops

first_imgThe nation’s preterm birth rate declined slightly in 2007 a finding that the March of Dimes hopes will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health. Vermont had the lowest rate in the nation at 9.2 percent; New Hampshire was second at 9.4 percent. They were the only two states under 10 percent.The preterm birth rate declined for babies born at 34-36 weeks gestation (late preterm) and among babies born to African American and white women.”We’re encouraged by this drop in the preterm birth rate, and hope that the emphasis we’ve put on the problem of late preterm birth is beginning to make a difference,” said Jennifer L. Howse, Ph.D., president of the March of Dimes. “Through our Prematurity Campaign, we can build on this success and begin to give more babies a healthy start in life.”The rate of preterm births (less than 37 weeks gestation) dropped to 12.7 percent from 12.8 percent in 2006, a small but statistically significant decrease, according to preliminary birth data for 2007 released by the National Center for Health Statistics.The preterm birth rate has increased by 36 percent since the 1980s, and despite the decline in the 2007 preterm birth rate, the number of babies born too soon continues to top more than 540,000 each year.Preterm birth is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually, according to the Institute of Medicine. It is the leading cause of newborn death and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifetime health challenges, such as breathing problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks gestation, also known as late preterm birth) have higher rates of death and disability than full-term babies.The March of Dimes has a four-point plan to help reduce the preterm birth rate in the United States, which calls for:1. A voluntary review of all cesarean-section births and inductions of labor that occur before 39 weeks gestation, to ensure they meet established American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines regarding medical necessity of elective procedures.2. Expanded federal support for prematurity-related research to uncover the causes of premature birth, strategies for prevention, and improved care and outcomes for preterm infants.3. Policymakers to improve access to health coverage for women of childbearing age and to support smoking cessation programs as part of maternity care.4. Businesses to create workplaces that support maternal and infant health, such as providing private areas to pump breast milk, access to flextime, and information about how to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or For detailed national, state, and county perinatal data, visit read more

The biggest mistakes property investors make

first_imgInvestors won’t be disappointed in this one-bedroom apartment at 2409/25 Anderson Street, Kangaroo Point, on sale through Place Estate AgencyResidential property is one of the most popular places for Australians to stick their investmentdollars. Yet despite it being so common, experts say that investors make the same simple mistakes time and again, which can end up costing them thousands.Terry Ryder of the property research company Hotspotting said there was really only one big mistake that investors made, and all other mistakes arose out of that one fundamental error.The mistake was that they weren’t willing to invest any time or money to ensure they were going about the process of property investment the right way.“Property investment is not a mug’s game, but it is a game that attracts a lot of people who behave like mugs,” he said.He said he was continually surprised by the number of investors who would spend $500,000 on a piece of real estate but they wouldn’t spend $5000 on obtaining good advice from quality professionals.“They won’t spend $500 on an independent valuation to ensure that they are buying at the right price or they won’t even spend $50 on a research report to ensure they are buying in a good location,” he said. Ray White Brisbane CBD Residential principal Dean Yesberg: “A lot of these owners rely too much on the investment seminar”“This unfortunately is how many investors think and it is the worst kind of false economy.”Mr Ryder said many of the fees charged by experts could be a tax deduction for property investors, so it was not wasted money.People who are successful in property investment have one thing in common, according to Mr Ryder, and that is that they treat it as a business not a hobby.“They understand, as with any business, that you have to spend money to make money,” he said.Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of the transactions that Ray White Brisbane CBD Residential principal Dean Yesberg handles are with investors.He said another big mistake buyers’ made was attending investment seminars and buying properties off plan because they got caught up in the pitch, without doing any furtherchecks or due diligence.“A lot of these owners rely too much on the investment seminar that they have been to and they don’t jump on a plane or they don’t come up and have a look at the property or goMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoand talk to some of the local agents on the ground, who will tell them what the market islike,” he said.“It is the biggest mistake I see all the time.“For the sake of a $500 plane ticket to come up and have a look or get in your car and driveround and have a talk to somebody, I’d say that is massive mistake.”Mr Yesberg said many investors also failed to look after the asset properly once they bought it.“We all spend $1000 to get our car serviced but when it comes to property some investors don’t spend money on maintaining it, like they do their car,” he said.“It’s a much bigger asset and it is going to pay off in the end.”last_img read more


first_imgBunagee Pier takes a bettering. Pic by Brian Bonner.STORM UPDATE: MALIN Head recorded the highest wind gust of today’s storm, Met Eireann told Donegal Daily.The gust – at 130km/hr – was recorded at the weather centre at Ireland’s highest point.“It was recorded just after 10am,” said forecaster Nuala Carey. “Thankfully the highest winds have passed and it is slowly starting to settle down.“It will remain very wind across the North West but it won’t be as windy as it was in the early hours of this morning.Some snow flurries may fall on higher ground this evening; with rain and hail for the rest of the county.The worst of the weather is in Britain where a storm surge in the North Sea will create the worst coastal conditions in 60 years. ESB continue to re-connect hundreds of homes in Donegal which were without power as a result of the storm. More than 2,000 which were cut off have had power restored.Homeowners have reported damage to homes and property with fences ripped up and roofs ripped off sheds. Carndonagh lost its Christmas tree.Donegal County Council staff have worked since the early hours to remove trees blocking some roads in the county.Our earlier report is here: MALIN HEAD HIT BY HURRICANE-FORCE WIND BLAST was last modified: December 5th, 2013 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:damagedonegal daily weatherMalin HeadMet Eireannstormlast_img read more

Is the SABC promoting social cohesion?

first_imgThe SABC’s role in promoting social cohesion and non-racialism was explored at a seminar in Johannesburg.Bessie Tugwana, acting chief operating officer at the SABC, speaks at a seminar exploring the public broadcaster’s role. (Image: Priya Pitamber)Priya PitamberThe South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was there to serve its people, said the acting chief operating officer, Bessie Tugwana. This was one of the messages that came out of a seminar on the SABC’s Role in Promoting Social Cohesion.The event was hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Alongside Tugwana, other panellists included Emeritus Professor Pieter Fourie, a research fellow in the department of communication science at the University of South Africa, and Dr Caryn Abrahams from the Wits School of Governance.Sound policyFourie opened the discussion by commending the Broadcasting Act of the 1990s. “These policies were state of the art, especially coming out of apartheid,” he said.The seminar took place in Johannesburg on 29 August.If the SABC would stick to its policy, said Fourie, there should not be any problems. He described the current issues facing the broadcaster as systematic and structural, referring to the SABC’s financial situation and leadership crisis.But he said the broadcaster was doing a good job of promoting non-racialism and upholding journalistic professionalism. “I can still tune in to a news bulletin every night on TV, and radio shows.”Fourie: As a user of the SABC despite issues, still doing good. #ReportingRace— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) August 29, 2017However, the SABC needed to justify its privileged position and adapt to a new media environment, he said. “Network communication is about interactivity, and it plays a bigger role. The SABC needs to take that into consideration.”In agreementAbrahams agreed that the broadcaster helped to build a cohesive society and promote a national identity.– @carynabe says SABC does create a sense of social cohesion, based on govt definition of social cohesion. #ReportingRace— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) August 29, 2017“The SABC has done well in terms of language inclusion,” she said, using the example of Takalane Sesame.– @carynabe – in terms of programming, esp language inclusion, SABC does quite well. #ReportingRace— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) August 29, 2017Showing the audience an SABC advertisement from the 1990s, where the script was flipped between black and white people in South Africa, she said the SABC provided South Africans with a platform to discuss race.See the ad:Tugwana admitted that the SABC was not where it wanted to be, but pointed out that public broadcasting was essential. “[It] has to be the eyes and ears of the nation. Public broadcasting has to reflect what is, and not change it. That is the challenge.”South Africa’s democracy still needed to be nurtured because it was so young. “Therein lies the role of the public broadcaster.”Responding to Fourie’s comment about the new media environment, she said the organisation was looking into how it could enhance what was already done, even in the social media space.The SABC was also about promoting languages, she said, picking up on comments from Abrahams.“We see languages being eroded, but a language is an integral part of your being. When you lose it, you lose your essence.“When you talk in your language, you are more confident and you are free to engage in dialogue.”Accountability and credibilityTugwana said the public broadcaster had a calling, a unique role, but agreed that it had lost credibility. “We started to rebuild it through engagement. The SABC is currently engaging the nation on the review of its editorial policies.“We at the SABC need to earn the respect of the nation.”Tugwana – we (SABC) need to go back to people to ask them what they want to hear and see. #ReportingRace— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) August 29, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Indian cricket team gives ICC Annual Awards ceremony a miss

first_imgIndian cricketers were conspicuous by their absence at the ICC Annual Awards in London with the team manager claiming that the invitation came far too late even though a few of the side’s players were there in the list of nominees.The most prestigious annual cricketing function of the year was given a complete miss by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men who were staying at a negligible distance from the venue of the function held on Monday night.Indian team manager Shivlal Yadav expressed his helplessness, stating he was informed only at 12 noon by an ICC communication officer by which time “the players were already away, some shopping, some sight-seeing as this was their final day of stay in London.”The clarification from the ICC was that a mail to this effect had already been sent to the BCCI, much in advance on August 26.”The Indian team management had been invited to attend tonight and they were invited some weeks ago. Those who were nominated for awards have known it since 26th of August, in Canterbury, when the short-listed names for the awards were announced,” said ICC Communication Officer Colin Gibson.The ICC sources said they have evidence by mail which confirms that the BCCI was aware of the function and had also agreed that the Indian team would attend it.”If it wasn’t so, the Indian team ought to have left for Cardiff (the venue of the final one-dayer) today itself and not stayed back in London on Monday,” said an ICC spokesman.advertisement”The fact that their schedule included a stay in London on Monday confirms they were in know of it. I don’t know whether the team was advised to attend it. They had been invited some weeks ago, end of August. The whole team was invited on August 26,” he added.Rajiv Shukla, a senior functionary of the BCCI who attended the function, wasn’t aware that the Indian team wouldn’t be turning up for the function.”I thought those who have been nominated would be attending the function,” said Shukla.last_img read more