Facebook Google+ By Jon Zimney – March 4, 2020 0 817 IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Crimestoppers South Bend Police Sgt. and Michiana Crime Stoppers Coordinator Kayla Miller stopped by the radio station to talk with Brooklyne Beatty and Jon Zimney during Michiana’s Morning News on March 4 to unveil four more suspects wanted on felony warrants during our Michiana’s Most Wanted segment.Anybody with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip. Tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for cash rewards.(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers)(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers)(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers)(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers)(Photo supplied/Michiana Crime Stoppers) Twitter Michiana’s Most Wanted for March 4, 2020 Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleCity of Dowagiac purchases Zeke’s Restaurant propertyNext articleAmish Acres to re-open as “The Barns at Nappanee” Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – September 17, 2020 0 403 Google+ Pinterest Notre Dame police arrest man for criminal confinement Wednesday (Photo supplied/Notre Dame press release) A 19-year-old man was arrested on the University of Notre Dame campus Wednesday after he allegedly held a student against her will.The Notre Dame Police Department was first notified of a reckless driver around 9 a.m. Wednesday, prompting them to investigate. They found the driver near the Eck Baseball Stadium on campus.ABC 57 News reports the driver, James Thompson, was not a Notre Dame student but had met with a freshman on campus that was a high school acquaintance.The student told police that Thompson had not allowed her to get out of his car, but that she was eventually able to escape from him without injury.Thompson was arrested on charges of Felony Criminal Confinement, Reckless Driving and Driving Without a License. He’s being held in the St. Joseph County Jail. Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleQuestions being accepted for Indiana Gubernatorial debatesNext articleNeighbor to Neighbor program helps I&M customers with payments during pandemic Brooklyne Beatty Twitter WhatsApp TAGSarrestcampuscriminal confinementEck Baseball StadiumfelonyIndianaJames Thompsonreckless drivingSouth BendUniverseity of Notre Dame
Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival has cancelled their 2017 event, originally scheduled for July 13th-16th in Pemberton, BC. The festival was supposed to feature performances by high-profile acts like Chance The Rapper, Muse, A Tribe Called Quest, Major Lazer, Run The Jewels, and more. According to a report from local Vancouver news outlet CKNW, documents obtained from accounting firm Ernst & Young show that “decreased ticket sales and increased operating losses” have forced the festival to apply for bankruptcy. The documents show that ticket sales in 2017 were down to an average of just over 18,000 per day, less than half of the over 38,000 per day sold last year.Unfortunately, in today’s increasingly over-satruated music festival market cancellations are hardly a rarity. For the most part, however, cancelled events offer fully automatic refunds to all fans who purchased tickets. That may not be the case for those unlucky fans who bought their 2017 Pemberton Music Festival passes in advance. According to the documents referenced in the CKNW report, “As PMF is now in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased…Ticket holders may file a proof of claim form as an unsecured creditor with EYI in accordance with the claims process.”However, this does not guarantee that any ticket purchasers will recoup their ticket purchases. It doesn’t guarantee that they won’t get their money back either, but it does ensure that doing so will be a huge pain in the ass. As the documents mention, “A determination of recovery, if any, on the claims of ticket holders from the estate will not be known for several weeks.”More shocking still is the fact that, even after the announcement of the event’s cancellation, tickets were still available for purchase on the event’s website. That has since been remedied, but it’s clear that things in the Pemberton Music Festival camp are more than a little out of sorts at the moment.[h/t – CKNW]
In 1967, history was made at the Monterey International Pop Festival at California’s Monterey Fairgrounds. The festival became iconic almost immediately for both the legendary musical performances of the Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, and other musical acts who came to define the music of the time. It’s also known for its widespread cultural impact, ringing in the Summer of Love and setting the tone of the counterculture of the late 60’s and 70’s, more or less paving the way for the music festivals of today. To celebrate the iconic festival, the Monterey Pop Festival is back this summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary, returning to the same fairgrounds and falling on the exact dates of the first festival on June 16th through 18th.Phil Lesh, Jim James, Gary Clark Jr., And More To Play Monterey International Pop Festival 50th AnniversaryIn addition to a number of performances by musicians who played the Monterey International Pop Festival during its inaugural year — Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead will be joined by The Terrapin Family Band, Booker T. Jones appear with the Booker T.’s Stax Revue, and Eric Burdon will perform with Eric Burdon & The Animals — the festival has tapped a number of modern acts to base their performances off seminal sets from the first iteration of the festival fifty years ago. Thus far, seven tribute acts have been announced, including:Jack Johnson honoring Steve Miller BandLeon Bridges honoring Otis ReddingThe Head and The Heart honoring The Mamas & The PapasGary Clark Jr. honoring Jimi HendrixJim James honoring The WhoNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats honoring Big Brother & The Holding CompanyNicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band honoring Jefferson AirplaneWhile these seven tribute acts have been announced, the Monterey International Pop Festival says to expect more announcement in the coming weeks ahead of the festival. Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website, while a scheduled lineup can be seen below.
America’s older population is experiencing unprecedented growth, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group, concludes a new report released today by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation. According to “Housing America’s Older Adults — Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population,” the number of people in the United States aged 50 and over is expected to grow to 133 million by 2030, an increase of more than 70 percent since 2000 (click to view interactive map). But housing that is affordable, physically accessible, well-located, and coordinated with supports and services is in too-short supply.Housing is critical to quality of life for people of all ages, but especially for older adults. High housing costs currently force a third of those 50 and older — including 37 percent of people 80 and over — to pay more than 30 percent of their income for homes that may or may not fit their needs, forcing them to cut back on food, health care, and, for those 50-64, retirement savings. Much of the nation’s housing inventory also lacks basic accessibility features (such as no-step entries, extra-wide doorways, and lever-style door and faucet handles), preventing older people with disabilities from living safely and comfortably in their homes. Additionally, with a majority of older adults aging in car-dependent suburban and rural locations, transportation and pedestrian infrastructure is generally ill-suited to those who aren’t able to drive, which can isolate them from friends and family. Finally, disconnects between housing programs and the health care system put many older adults with disabilities or long-term care needs at risk of premature institutionalization.“Recognizing the implications of this profound demographic shift and taking immediate steps to address these issues is vital to our national standard of living,” says Chris Herbert, acting managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. “While it is ultimately up to individuals and their families to plan for future housing needs, it is also incumbent upon policymakers at all levels of government to see that affordable, appropriate housing, as well as supports for long-term aging in the community, are available for older adults across the income spectrum.”Of special concern as the older population in the United States continues to swell are the younger baby boomers, who are now in their 50s. With lower incomes, wealth, and homeownership rates, and more debt than generations before them, members of this large age group may be unable to cover the costs of appropriate housing or long-term care in their retirement years. Indeed, while a majority of people over 45 would like to stay in their current residences as long as possible, estimates indicate that 70 percent of those who reach the age of 65 will eventually need some form of long-term care. In this regard, older homeowners are in a better position than older renters when they retire. The typical homeowner age 65 and over has enough wealth to cover the costs of in-home assistance for nearly nine years or assisted living for 6½ years. The typical renter, however, can only afford two months of these supports.“As Americans age, the need for safe and affordable housing options becomes even more critical,” says Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation. “High housing costs, aging homes, and costly repairs can greatly impact those with limited incomes. The goal in our support of this report is to address the most critical needs of these households, and it is AARP Foundation’s aim to provide the tools and resources to help them meet these needs now and in the future.”“Housing America’s Older Adults — Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population” will be released in Washington, D.C., during a live webcast today at 11 a.m., www.jchs.harvard.edu.
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell, 38 other Attorneys General, and the Federal Trade Commission filed settlements today with The Dannon Company, Inc, regarding Dannon’s advertising of Activia and DanActive yogurt products. Under the multistate settlement, Dannon will change its marketing practices and pay $21 million to the Attorneys General to settle allegations that Dannon made unsubstantiated and unlawful marketing claims. The $21 million payment is the largest payment to date in a multistate settlement with a food producer. Vermont’s share of the settlement is $425,000.‘Dannon led consumers to believe that its Activia and DanActive products offered health benefits, but it lacked scientific evidence to support its claims,’ said Attorney General Sorrell. ‘Companies can’t use scientific-sounding names and say certain products are good for us without having supportive scientific studies.’Dannon represented that DanActive provided consumers with ‘immunity’ and cold and flu prevention benefits. The Attorneys General alleged that those claims are unlawful because Dannon lacked adequate evidence to support them. Dannon’s advertising and marketing emphasized that DanActive contains a probiotic bacterial strain (live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on consumers), which Dannon trademarked under the fanciful name, L. casei Immunitas.Dannon represented that Activia helped to regulate one’s digestive system. The representation was based largely on the presence of one ingredient, a bacterial strain with supposed probiotic benefits that Dannon trademarked under the name Bifidus Regularis. The Attorneys General alleged that Dannon represented that Activia improved intestinal transit time by consuming only one serving per day for two weeks. This representation was contrary to the conclusions of the majority of relevant studies. The Attorneys General also alleged that Dannon made other unsubstantiated and unlawful claims about Activia’s benefits.The terms of the settlement filed today limit the advertising claims that Dannon can make in the future. Specifically, Dannon may not represent that its products can prevent, treat, cure or mitigate disease. Additionally, Dannon must possess competent and reliable scientific evidence to support claims about the health benefits, performance, efficacy or safety of its probiotic food products. Source: December 15, 2010. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell
“It’s everything. That’s why we’re created. I don’t know if you can be a Christian and not have that community that being with one another because Christianity is a shared faith,” he said. While he also appreciated the opportunity to offer services online and noted that it actually expanded the church’s outreach, he said being able to worship in the same place is a basic need for a congregation like his. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that churches can reopen at 25% capacity as part of Phase two. While Bonnie Coddington said she’s looking forward to the return of services indoors, as long as she’s able to worship with her congregation, she says she’s happy. Fellow church member Alberta ‘Bert’ Wilmot says this is especially true for the congregation right now. “We just talked about how we wanted to do it what kind of safety precautions we wanted to have and so myself and the leadership team put it together,” Hardy said. The church is now offering drive-in services, something church member Bonnie Coddington of Endwell says that when it came to the church’s virtual worship services, there was just something missing. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Church members at Endicott Community Church of the Nazarene are happy to be back worshiping together, even if it’s from the parking lot. “We have several church members who have recently lost loved ones,” Wilmot said. “To be able to go up to them and say, ‘It takes time, don’t expect the grief to go away tomorrow,’ and you can see their hesitation and hopefully you can address them.” Lead Pastor Keith Hardy said as soon as the church got word from the state that drive-in services were allowed, a plan was created. “We’re still in God’s house, so no matter where we are, we’re still in God’s house so it doesn’t matter,” she says. “We’re a family and to be with your family members, and to see them and to be able to wave to them and stand safely away from them and catch up with them has been wonderful,” she said. “It’s good for our hearts and it makes us feel connected again.”
Read also: No EV? Park outside new capital city and take public transportationThe government has placed the total cost of the capital’s development at Rp 466 trillion (US$33.7 billion). Around 54.4 percent will come from public-private partnerships, 26.4 percent from the private sector and just 19.2 percent from the state budget.Of the 30 investors, Luhut went on to say, five represented companies from the transportation sector, one from the telecommunications sector, six from the industrial sector, four that operated in retail and one in the housing sector.There are also four companies that are interested in drinking water development, three in providing electricity, one in providing waste management and one company in offering health-related services. Some are hoping to participate in the new capital’s pooling fund, including three international institutions offering their services for sovereign wealth funds, one for bilateral funds, five companies for securities and one company for insurance products. Luhut said the development of the new capital city would encourage partnerships between the public sector, private sector, universities and state-owned enterprises, in which each would have different roles. “Government buildings will be developed using the state budget. We will give entertainment, education and health to the private sector to develop.”Read also: New capital city development requires 300,000 construction workersIndonesia’s new capital will be developed as a smart, compact forest city that will follow the principles of sustainability.The government’s focus for 2020 is preparing a master plan and technical plan and procuring land. The construction of government buildings and other major facilities will take place from 2022 to 2024.The government is set to conduct a soft groundbreaking in July to start building road access to the city. The relocation will start in 2024. More than 30 local and foreign investors have expressed an interest in developing Indonesia’s new capital city in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kertanegara in East Kalimantan, according to a top government official.“We want all of them to be high-quality partners because I don’t want non-green [investment] in the new capital city,” Coordinating Maritime and Investment Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said during a seminar about the new capital’s development in Jakarta on Wednesday. He added that the investors were from Singapore, Japan, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries. Topics :
By Chris Morris, Fortune MagazineThere are a lot of benefits of choosing not to smoke. You live longer. You live healthier. And, if you happen to work for the Japanese marketing firm Piala Inc, you get a lot more vacation time.The company has introduced a paid leave allowance to non-smokers, giving them an extra six days off per year. And though many companies offer some sort of incentive to kick the butts for health and insurance reasons, at Piala, it’s all about fairness.It’s estimated cigarette breaks take at least 15 minutes, so non-smokers have complained to the company that they were working harder than people who ran out for a nicotine fix several times a day. The company, after investigating, agreed—and CEO Takao Asuka set the new policy.Many Japanese firms are encouraging their workers to quit smoking, especially as the 2020 Summer Olympics draw near. Tokyo’s governor is hoping to enact a ban on smoking in public places before the Games arrive, though will likely have trouble pushing that through.Globally, smoking carries costs of more than $1 trillion per year, according to a study from the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute. That’s far more than global revenues from tobacco taxes, which total an estimated $269 billion.
Some pointers for collecting:– Always call first to see if the seeds you plan to collect are still needed.– Collect only seeds and fruit – no leaves, sticks, or trash.– Keep species separate – if you’re not certain that two (or more) trees are the same species, keep them in separate containers.– If you are not certain if you have the proper species, email a photo of the seed/fruit, leaves, bark, and twigs to the address below for identification.– Most of the listed species are ripe and ready to collect when they fall off the tree.– Healthy acorns (with the exception of bur oak) will fall free of the cap.– Keep the seeds/fruit cool until you can deliver it to us – an air-conditioned basement is good for a short period of time. Vallonia, In. — Indiana’s state tree nurseries in Vallonia and Medaryville may pay you to collect certain tree seed throughout the state.Each year, the nurseries, part of the DNR Division of Forestry, plant millions of seeds to produce tree and shrub seedlings for conservation planting within the state. Each year much of the seed the nurseries use is supplied by collectors from all over the state. DNR Forestry pays seed collectors on the basis of “pure live seed.” That term means the seeds must be from the required tree species, and cannot be infected with disease or infested with insects.DNR Forestry’s goal is to produce 2-3 million seedlings each year for conservation plantings. Because of natural factors, achieving that goal requires planting about 8.5 million seeds. DNR Forestry, which operates the nurseries, orchestrates statewide seed collection with the goal of diversifying the seed source. Such diversification allows the nursery to grow seedlings that will be well adapted to grow into mature trees throughout the state.Some of the seeds being sought, and the price per seed offered, include black oak, black walnut, pin oak, red oak, shumard oak, and white oak (2 cents per each qualifying seed); and bur oak, chinkapin oak, swamp chestnut oak and swamp white oak (3 cents per each qualifying seed). A complete list of species needed, prices and dates needed is at dnr.IN.gov/forestry/9799.htm.