Twitter IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter Debate on whether mail-in ballots lead to increase voter fraud Pinterest Facebook (“Voting” by Call4Beach, C.C. by 2.0) Over the past couple of days both U.S. Atty. Gen. Bill Barr and Vice Pres. Mike Pence have talked about concerns over mail-in voting, which may be widely used in the November election. While Barr said he believes common sense says mail-in ballots leave more room for fraud than in-person voting, the research may not agree.“So far there’s no systematic evidence that mail-in ballots increase voter fraud,” said University of Indianapolis Political Science Prof. Dr. Laura Wilson. “As it stands right now, voting by mail seems to be generally very safe and a relatively secure process.”Wilson said research also shows that neither party gets an advantage over the other with mail-in voting.But, that doesn’t mean the method is without troubles or concerns.“It’s gonna be a challenge in terms of convenience certainly. For some people voting by mail is a lot easier. You don’t have to go in on election day, but you do have to request a ballot ahead of time,” said Wilson. “You have to fill it out. You have to make sure you get it back in the mail in time. Those kinds of changes, especially for people who are used to voting that first Tuesday in November, make it harder.”Wilson said a large-scale mail-in vote would mean a considerable strain on registrars, people counting the ballots, the secretary of state’s office (for overseeing the election) and the U.S. mail.“The change could absolutely happen. But, it’s gonna take some time and we’re already almost in August as it is,” she said.Wilson said if government decided to implement a more large-scale mail-in vote, there is more time in Indiana to educate voters on what is expected, than there was before the primary. WhatsApp WhatsApp By Network Indiana – July 31, 2020 3 254 Google+ Facebook Previous articleBSU Prof: Beware social media as singular news sourceNext articleMan drowns saving children from undertow in Berrien County Network Indiana
Finsbury Food Group, the AIM-listed manufacturer of cakes and bread, this morning said its profit expectations for 2013 were “significantly” ahead of expectations.In a pre-close statement the company, which sold its free-from business, United Central Bakeries, to Genius Foods for approximately £21m in February, added that its debts and interest costs had also “significantly reduced”.The disposal, coupled with a £3.8m successful equity placing, had “transformed” the company’s balance sheet and total debt is lower than expected at below £10m versus £34m a year ago, said Finsbury.It added: “Consequently, capital investment in our core UK bakery division is now being stepped up significantly, providing both product capabilities-led growth as well as improved cost competitiveness.”John Duffy, chief executive of Finsbury Food Group, said: “I am pleased to be announcing that the hard work and improvements made in the business have allowed us to recommend an increased dividend for our shareholders. The board believes that this, combined with the driving down of debt, increased profit expectations and continued growth, is further ensuring shareholder value.“The sale of free from has proven hugely beneficial for the group, allowing further investment and laying the foundation for continued growth. The board is committed to continuing the successes of the past year, and I am confident that our improvements will assure shareholders and consumers alike of the company’s fortitude and resilience in what continue to be adverse trading conditions.”The board will be recommending an increased final dividend of 0.5p giving a total dividend payment of 0.75p for the year.
Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch headliner Neil Patrick Harris stopped by The Late Show to chat with David Letterman April 24, and discussed the freedom that comes with playing the rock goddess on Broadway. After spending about 90 minutes getting into “the whole shebang” in his dressing room, the Emmy winner storms the Belasco Theatre as Hedwig, and boy, is she angry. “If people are late…I wouldn’t recommend that,” Harris warned. “I made out with someone the other night, I motor boated a heavyset dude.” Take a look at the interview below and then catch Hedwig herself at the Belasco Theatre! Related Shows View Comments
Gemma Arterton is returning to the West End! After an acclaimed run at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, will play the Apollo Theatre from February 4, 2016. Starring Arterton in the title role, opening night is scheduled for February 12.Arterton was most recently in the West End in Made in Dagenham; additional stage credits include The Duchess of Malfi, The Little Dog Laughed, The Master Builder and Love’s Labour’s Lost. On screen she has been seen in Quantum of Solace, The Voices, Gemma Bovery, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Song for Marion, Byzantium, Runner, Runner, A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s adventue, Tamara Drewe, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, St Trinian’s and Tess of the D’Urbevilles.It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn (Arterton) is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching. The play charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?The limited engagement will run through April 30. View Comments
The growing poultry industry in Georgia has farmers searching for alternative bedding options for their birds. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley recommends that growers use giant miscanthus grass as bedding in their poultry houses.The need to find a substitute for traditional bedding, which is made of peanut hulls and pine shavings, has become necessary due to the growth and expansion of Georgia’s poultry industry. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, broiler production amassed more than $4.5 billion in farm gate value in 2014. The rise in the number of poultry houses in the state has led to a decline in available bedding materials. Poultry bedding is essential to the birds’ development in poultry houses, according to Dunkley. Up to 29,000 birds can be accommodated at one time in a poultry house, depending on the company and its objective, she said.“(Bedding) provides a cushion under the birds’ feet. Also, if everything else is not done properly inside of that house, it can be detrimental,” Dunkley said. “If the house is not ventilated properly and moisture is high inside the house, so the litter is always wet, that will damage the birds’ paws. The paws are a very important part of the whole production. They get a lot of money for the paws.”Given the shortage of bedding material, producers often reuse bedding, a practice that Dunkley said increases the likelihood of disease.“Producers are having to reuse the bedding source they have in the house. What they have been doing is keeping it for a year or two,” she said. “Typically, producers grow five flocks per year and, over the course of that year, five flocks have been on that same litter.”With that many birds on the same bedding, over time, the bedding becomes litter. “Litter is a combination of the bedding, droppings, water spills and food spills. The longer it stays in the house, it becomes a consistency that’s close to soil,” Dunkley said.The end result is an increased likelihood that pathogenic agents can be transmitted from one flock of birds to the next, according to Dunkley. Microbes left from a previous flock could lead to a disease outbreak. Replacing the bedding material eliminates those concerns.“It used to be after each flock that bedding was cleaned out. But over the years that practice has changed because of the shortage of bedding material,” Dunkley said. “The bedding material has to be affordable and accessible. There’s no sense in using rice hulls, for example, because we’re not cultivating rice in Georgia. It would not be as accessible to people in Georgia.”That’s why Dunkley is recommending giant miscanthus grass, which can be grown in Georgia. With six flocks of broiler birds, Dunkley tested the grass bedding for ammonia emissions, moisture content and effects on paw quality, and compared the results to that of pine shavings. “We were testing to see if the grass was as effective as pine shavings, because that’s the only way we’re going to get companies to use the miscanthus grass. We have to see if there’s a significant difference in the production of the bird and the end product,” Dunkley said.She deduced that miscanthus grass exhibits qualities similar to that of pine shavings and is comparable in cost. Dunkley said there was no statistical difference between the two bedding materials, as far as the production of the birds. “Some poultry companies have shown interest or are beginning to move to the miscanthus grass as their bedding material,” Dunkley said.
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To ensure delivery of supplies, IATA has urged governments to cut red tape for charter operations, exempt cargo crews from quarantine rules and ensure adequate staff and facilities to process the cargo.In Indonesia, Bayu said the problem lay more in economic viability than bureaucratic red tape, such as in the transportation of medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and pharmaceutical products.“We have received a regulatory green light to use cabin loading to ship medical supplies. However, the operation isn’t really profitable [for airline companies],” he said.Looking ahead, IATA also forecast a gloomy projection for the air transportation sector as the World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a 13 to 32 percent slump in global trade in 2020.“The recession will likely hit air cargo at least as severely as it does the rest of the economy. To keep the supply chain moving to meet what demand might exist, airlines must be financially viable,” Alexandre said.In order to maintain airlines’ financial viability, he also underlined that the need for financial relief “by whatever means possible” would remain urgent for airlines. “As most of the cargo is being carried by passenger aircraft and not freight carriers, cargo capacity has dwindled. We grounded most of our passenger aircraft due to COVID-19,” INACA secretary-general Bayu Sutanto told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on April 29.Indonesia’s decreasing air cargo traffic numbers are in line with global trends, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recording a 15.2 percent decline in global flight demand in March compared to the same period last year, while global capacity fell 22.7 percent.The severe drop in air freight capacity, which has outpaced the decline in the demand, could cause a severe cargo capacity shortfall, which would disrupt shipments, including of vital supplies needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, IATA said.“At present, we don’t have enough capacity to meet the remaining demand for air cargo. The gap must be addressed quickly because vital supplies must get to where they are needed most,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement on April 28. Topics : Indonesia’s volume of domestic and international airfreight has dropped 39 percent from the average rate as the majority of airlines ground aircraft due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Indonesian National Air Carrier Association (INACA) data shows.The association recorded a domestic freight volume of 13,558 cargo ton kilometers (CTK) and an international freight volume of 111,464 CTK in March.Such numbers are a huge decline from the 2019 monthly average of 45,193 CTK and 159,234 CTK for domestic and international freight, respectively.
European officials warned Wednesday that a feared second wave of coronavirus infections could coincide with the continent’s winter flu season, and urged member states to prepare.EU commissioner Margaritis Schinas admitted the initial response to the epidemic had “not been Europe’s finest hour”, with national capitals responding in an uncoordinated way.But, along with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, he said both the European Commission and member states had learned lessons and would be better prepared for a new outbreak. “The virus is still with us,” he warned, while adding that public health measures including travel restrictions and lockdowns have won Europe some time “to reinforce our capacity for response”.With new cases already increasing in some areas of Europe, commission officials announced a series of measures to prepare hospitals and set public health policy for the end of summer.”Today we are looking at reducing risks linked to the coexistence of COVID-19 with the seasonal influenza, as of next fall. You know that this will be the first time that these two cycles will coincide,” Schinas said.And Schinas, the commissioner for promoting the European way of life, said: “We do not want to see the lack of coordination that governed the initial reaction of our member states at the beginning of the pandemic.” The commissioners said they did not want to see a return to general social and business lockdowns that have plunged the bloc into recession, but urged caution. “Last month, we saw member states lifting containment measures and citizens returning to what I have always called a new normal much needed by everyone,” Kyriakides said. “However, we know and see that member states are reporting smaller and bigger outbreaks localized in many member states. So we’re here today to say that preparedness is key, especially before the autumn and winter months.”In the initial weeks after the first cases of the novel coronavirus arrived in Europe in February, Brussels struggled to coordinate an EU-wide response and many capitals took unilateral measures.The continent was for a while the worst hit, and Europe overall has now had 203,507 deaths from 2,873,277 cases. Topics :
Advertisement Advertisement Martin Keown believes Harry Kane should reject Man Utd and stay at Tottenham (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to snub a move to Manchester United.Kane, who has scored 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs, has emerged as a top target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the summer.The 26-year-old admitted last month he could leave Tottenham if the team do not progress because he wants to win trophies ‘sooner rather than later’.But former Arsenal and England defender Keown believes Kane should stay at Tottenham for the time being.ADVERTISEMENTHe told MailSport: ‘How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles.‘Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same. ‘The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At 26 years old, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware. Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him.‘But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham.‘He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Apr 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Arsenal legend Martin Keown tells Tottenham striker Harry Kane to snub Manchester United transfer Kane has developed into one of the best strikers in the world (Picture: Getty)‘Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future.‘We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.’Manchester United are also interested in signing England ace Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Manchester United made proposal for Willian Jose before signing Odion IghaloMORE: Bruno Fernandes insists Man United transfer targets must have one key quality
Robin Bailey and her late husband Sean, who died from liver cancer this year. Picture: Annette Dew.THE Ipswich property owned by Brisbane radio personality Robin Bailey has gone under contract.The three-bedroom Barellan Point property on half a hectare of land overlooking the Brisbane River has sold to a middle-aged couple from Springfield after eight weeks on the market.The property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent had been advertised with a $495,000 price tag, but the sale price has not been disclosed as the deal is not yet unconditional.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenEver wondered where some of Sydney’s biggest radio stars live?00:48RELATED: Restaurateur’s mansion dished upThis property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point, has gone under contract.It comes after a difficult year for the popular radio personality.Ms Bailey is currently in India on trip to reconnect with her sons following the death of her husband, Sean Pickwell, to cancer in September — five years after her first husband, Tony, passed away.She took to social media to announce the trip and has been posting regularly since.Robin Bailey and her late husband, Sean, who died from liver cancer this year. Picture: Annette Dew.“So today my boys and I fly to India to reconnect as a family of four again and for me to try and push forward through my grief,” Bailey wrote on Instagram.“I want us to experience a completely different culture. I want us to taste, smell, touch and feel things that challenge us but most importantly I want us to realise that despite how shitty the last 5 years have been we are still so damn lucky.”Ms Bailey bought the Barellan Point home six years ago.MORE: Buyers line up for Dooley siteThis property, owned by radio personality Robin Bailey, has just sold.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoIt was the most viewed property in Queensland in 2019, according to Realestate.com.au.Marketing agent Neil Mundy of Ray White – Ipswich said the buyers signed the contract the same day Ms Bailey flew to India with her sons.Despite being on the river, Mr Mundy said the property was unaffected by the floods in 1974, 2011 and 2013.The view from the property at 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point.He said there were four offers, but the lucky buyer fell in love with the land, the layout and the views.“The biggest thing for me as an agent is the quietness — there’s no noise,” Mr Mundy said.“You can walk outside in your dressing gown and no one would know.”
4. They have the negotiation skills to get you the best price 1. They can bid on your behalf at auction 2. They can search for the ideal property for you What is a buyers’ agent? Metropole Property Strategists director and buyers’ agent Brett Warren said the increase in demand for buyers’ agents in Brisbane was a sign of the market changing.“People are wanting someone to help them; whether it’s at auction or private treaty,” Mr Warren said.“I think a lot of people are starting to understand what buyers’ agents do after seeing them at auctions.”And Mr Warren believes it is only a matter of time before buyers’ agents become commonplace.“That’s what happens in America. It’s very rare for someone to rock up to a home inspection on their own,” he said.“I think it’s starting to head that way here. “People are increasingly time poor, they don’t have the patience to go to three months of open homes and continually miss out.” More potential buyers are using buyer’s agents to help them secure a home. Layne Stephens and Thomas Schnieder just bought their first property together with the help of a buyers’ agent.Ms Stephens said it was unlikely the couple would have been able to afford their three-bedroom, post-war house in Camp Hill without help.“We were looking for an investment-grade property in a very popular suburb,” Ms Stephens said. “It would have been difficult for us to afford a place there if we weren’t able to get it off-market.“We’ve been able to buy-in at the floor of the market and there’s a lot of upsides for us in terms of having the opportunity to invest in a renovation or look at long-term options to possibly remove the house and build a new home.”Ms Stephens said hiring a professional was worth the money because it took the stress out of the process, saved them time and helped them come up with a proper investment strategy.“They’re 24-hours a day dealing with the local markets that you’re wanting to buy in to. They know those markets inside out, to a level of detail that you would never get on your own if you were just attending open homes,” she said.“Because of the relationships they have, they can bring you opportunities that might be off-market or pre-market, which was a big drawcard for us” An increase in the number of vendors wanting privacy when it comes to selling their home is also driving demand for buyers’ agents.Ray White Albion real estate agent Jamie Charman recently started a buyers’ agency in Brisbane in response to an increase in vendors wanting to sell their properties off-market.“I have met a lot of sellers over the years who are private people and don’t want to put their home on the market or go through the public sales process,” Mr Charman said. Ray White Albion real estate agent Jamie Charman has started his own buyer’s agency. How much does it cost? A buyers’ agent generally offers two levels of service — full and auction only.A full service means an agent will help a buyer from the day of initial consultation to the day a property contract is signed (and sometimes beyond this point). Using a client’s criteria, they will search for the ideal property (this could include off-market prospects) and negotiate the purchase of the property, whether by private sale or auction.Buyers may also enlist the help of a buyers’ agent purely to bid for them on a home they have already chosen at an auction. The price varies from agent to agent. Some will charge an engagement fee before they begin the search for a home, while those getting the ‘full service’ will usually pay a flat fee or a percentage of the property purchase price (usually about 1 per cent to 2.5 per cent).To use a buyers’ agent to bid at an auction only on your behalf costs less.Bear in mind that you will already have to fork out thousands of dollars for stamp duty, lawyer’s fees, building reports and mortgage costs. Do your due diligence and be sure the agent you hire holds a real estate licence and is acting solely on your behalf. What does a buyers’ agent do? A buyers’ agent is a licensed professional hired by a potential homebuyer to alleviate some of the stresses that come with buying a property.They can help search, evaluate and negotiate a property on behalf of the buyer.While a traditional estate agent works for the seller of a property, a buyers’ agent works for the buyer. Layna Stephens and Thomas Schnieder at the Camp Hill home they bought with the help of a buyer’s agent. Picture: Annette Dew.MORE home-hunters are turning to buyers’ agents to help them find the perfect property in the latest sign the Brisbane housing market is running hot.Buyers’ agents were a rare breed in the river city only a few years ago, but a rising appetite for auctions, increasingly stiff competition at open homes and busy lifestyles have changed that.Time-poor buyers fed-up with spending their weekends house-hunting are hiring licensed professionals to help them search, evaluate and negotiate the purchase of a property on their behalf. A buyer’s agent can bid on a buyer’s behalf at an auction. Image: AAP/Julian Andrews.Scott McGeever, a spokesman for the Real Estate Buyers’ Agents Association (REBAA), started his own buyers’ agency 21 years ago and said the number of people using buyers’ agents had grown five-fold in the past decade.Mr McGeever said public awareness of buyers’ agents was rising as people became increasingly fed up with tackling the challenges associated with buying a home in the current competitive market.“People just get sick of looking and sick of missing out on properties,” Mr McGeever said.“A lot of the time they’re missing out because other people are paying more. “It’s about being informed when it comes to a property’s value.”REBAA, the largest national body representing professional buying agents, increased its membership from 12 in 2007 to 84 in 2020.There are about 200 businesses operating solely as buying agencies registered nationally.And that number is growing with REBAA receiving about 40 new membership inquiries each month — more than double what it received three years ago. REBAA Queensland spokesperson Scott McGeever. Picture: Peter Wallis.Universal Buyers Agents director Darren Piper said it was common for a buyer to fall into the trap of putting their trust in real estate agents, forgetting that they worked for the seller — not the buyer.“A buyers’ agent works with a homebuyer to ensure they get their dream home for the best price possible,” Mr Piper said.“With an extensive knowledge of the property market and expert negotiating skills, a buyers’ agent is able to leave emotions at the door, often saving the buyers thousands of dollars in the long-run.”Mr McGeever, who is the director of PS Property Advisory, agreed that a benefit of hiring a buyers’ agent was that it took the emotion out of the process — particularly when it came to bidding at auction.“A lot of buyers walk into an auction without a strategy and that sets them up for failure,” he said. “People think it’s really easy to buy a property; reno shows make it look so easy, but it’s not. “Those going out there on a Saturday looking for property can get massively confused with what something’s worth.” BENEFITS OF USING A BUYERS’ AGENT 5. They know a good property from a bad one 3. Inside knowledge of market trends and access to off-market and pre-market properties Your Property Your Wealth director and buyers’ agent Daniel Walsh said he had noticed an increase in clients from Brisbane looking to invest across the country.“For us, the majority of our clients use a buyers’ agent because they are time poor and they want to invest in the right locations that have solid growth fundamentals,” Mr Walsh said. “As we buy Australia-wide we’re not restricted by location or dwelling type, and a lot of our clients’ aims are to build property portfolios and diversify them across Australia, where the growth is at the time. “Most clients aren’t confident to buy interstate on their own if they’re not familiar with the location — they are worried they will make a costly mistake by buying in a location that doesn’t achieve capital growth.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago
while its renewal bid remains pending at the Congress. He clarified, however, that no law governs the rights and obligations of a person or entity similar to ABS-CBN “which has already been granted a legislative franchise previously and has fully operated for many years, has applied for the renewal of its franchise long before the expiration, but for reasons not attributable to said person or entity, the legislature has not yet acted on the renewal of said franchise”. “In the present case, the subject company had already been granted a franchise and a license to operate, albeit subject to further deliberations for its renewal,” Guevarra said. “The DOJ stands by its position that there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of their franchise remain pending with Congress,” DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a statement on Monday. Guevarra said existing laws provide that a person who wishes to operate a radio/television station must first obtain a legislative franchise and thereafter a license to operate from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). ABS-CBN Convergence’s franchise expired last March 17 while ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise ended yesterday, May 4. Guevarra said in several similar situations in the past, Congress allowed the status quo, without urging the NTC to issue a temporary or provisional permit, in consideration of the equities of the situation. MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintained that media giant ABS-CBN Corp. can still operate Solicitor General Calida, who filed a quo warranto suit before the SC questioning the broadcasting firm’s use of its franchise, earlier cautioned the NTC against granting provisional authorities (PAs) to operate broadcasting services, to ABS-CBN Corporation and its affiliate, ABS-CBN Convergence, Inc., despite the absence of franchises from Congress. The Office of the Solicitor General is the NTC’s statutory counsel. (With PNA/PN)
The wildlife checkpoint was held on U.S. 421 in Napoleon Sunday afternoon.RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. – Conservation officers conducted a wildlife checkpoint on U.S. 421 in Napoleon Sunday and discovered multiple hunting violations.The roadblock was intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws.Officers say they checked a total of 354 hunters, 199 deer, 6 coyotes, 1 squirrel and 2 snapping turtles.Common violations documented were improper or no transportation tags, improper or no affix of metal check station tags, falsification of license status, purchasing license after the taking of wildlife, processing deer before checking into State check station and possession of deer without proper documentation.Other violations discovered by Officers at the checkpoint were operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mr. John L. Lock, age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 1, 1929 in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock. He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school. John was united in marriage on January 3, 1948 to Hilda Jewell and to this union arrived a son, John Dale to bless their home and she passed away in 1983. John was inducted into the United States Army on October 28, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War. John earned the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Campaign Star. John was honorably discharged with the rank of Private on September 29, 1954 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. John was later united in marriage on July 12, 1986 by Bro. Bob King at the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, Indiana, to Nina Peak. John and Nina shared nearly 30 years of marriage together until his death. John was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 2004 after 10 years of service. He was also employed for Slawson’s Implements in Vevay, Indiana for 11 years and for Phillips 66 in Vevay, Indiana for 9 years. John was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a lifelong resident of the Switzerland County community. John was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting. John passed away with his loving family by his side at 12:10 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2016, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.John will be dearly missed by his wife of nearly 30 years: Nina (Peak) Lock of Vevay, IN; his son: John Dale Lock and his wife: Kimberly of Lafayette, IN; his step-daughter: Sherry Ann Wainscott of Vevay, IN; his step-sons: Gene Ray Scudder and his wife: Duvon of Florence, IN, Harlan Dale Scudder and his wife: Chandra of Vevay, IN, Randy Paul Scudder and his wife: Peggy of Vevay, IN, Monte Scudder of Florence, IN and Shaine Chatham of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Shawna McClure and Brittany Lock and his numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock; his step-son-in-law: Richard R. “Rick” Wainscott; his brother: Leonard Lock and his sister: Naomi “Nan” Lorch.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Howard Wade at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating multiple gun related 911 complaints.Late yesterday morning, Greensburg police along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched close to the Greensburg Community Schools for multiple complaints of gunshots.None of the reports referenced the gunshots on school property.Greensburg schools were made aware of the situation and measures were taken on the schools end to keep the students safe.While police were investigating the gunshots complaint, another 911 call was made, this time referencing a Silver SUV pointing a firearm out the window at an individual near the City Park near State Road 3.Greensburg Police, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police responded and began an investigation.An off duty Greensburg police officer heard the call and responded to the area, and located the vehicle that matched the description given in the complaint.The off duty officer stopped the vehicle on the US 421 overpass over Interstate 74.The driver was detained and put in custody, but the name has not been released as the investigation is still ongoing.At this time, police do not believe that the 2 incidents are connected.
A double winner at last year’s event, Borgman raced his way back to victory lane on Saturday with Andrews and Shawn Harker in pursuit. April 20 Feature Results Bade made her move to the front late in Saturday’s Sprint Car headliner to earn a $1,000 payday of her own. Grabouski, the defending national champion, topped both $1,000 to win Friday and $2,000 to win Saturday features, an accomplishment that paid off with a $1,000 Twice Is Nice bonus. Shayle Bade got the best of her IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car foes when the Sprint Series of Nebraska opened Saturday during the Ice Breaker Challenge. April 19 Feature Results The leader when the first circuit was scored on Saturday, Grabouski stayed at the front while the rest of the top four spots shuffled behind him. Roth raced his way into second with 12 laps to go, tried high and low and got close to Grabouski but was never able to make a run and repeated as runner-up. Third went to Mike Densberger. Richards led Nick Beckman and Roy Armstrong across the stripe. EAGLE, Neb. (April 19-20) – Two IMCA Modified feature wins earned Jordan Grabouski a bonus while Shayle Bade took opening night honors in the Sprint Series of Nebraska at Eagle Raceway’s Ice Breaker Challenge. Other Friday winners were Shane Stutzman in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Dillon Richards in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Matthew Andrews in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Bade got a great run on a green, white, checkered restart, getting past Tyler Drueke for the lead and holding on for the victory. Toby Chapman was third. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Grabouski outran Anthony Roth and Brandon Spanjer in the race for the opening night checkers in the Auto Trans Matic-presented special. Stutzman regained the lead from Grabouski in traffic nearing the finish line. Third went to Scott Carlson. Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Anthony Roth; 3. Brandon Spanjer; 4. Ryan Jenkins; 5. Mike Densberger; 6. Bob Zoubek; 7. Terry Hurt; 8. Chad Andersen; 9. Jacob Hobscheidt; 10. Dan Nelson; 11. Josh Blumer; 12. Rik Gropp; 13. Jesse Skalicky; 14. John Burrow Jr.; 15. Randy Foote; 16. Jaxon Saathoff; 17. Jordy Nelson; 18. Bob Ruisinger; 19. Nate Thompson; 20. R.J. Merchant. Sprint Cars – 1. Shayle Bade; 2. Tyler Drueke; 3. Toby Chapman; 4. Cody Ledger; 5. Joey Danley; 6. Stuart Snyder; 7. Mike Boston; 8. Doug Lovegrove; 9. Ryan King; 10. Kaleb Johnson; 11. Clint Benson; 12. Jason Danley; 13. Josh Riggins; 14. Shon Pointer; 15. Gene Ackland; 16. Ryan Kitchen; 17. Jason Martin; 18. Chad Koch; 19. Terry Richards; 20. Chase Weiler. Young’s Sport Compact victory came ahead of John Martinez and Shawn Hein. Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Andrews; 2. Adam Armstong; 3. Cody Thompson; 4. Lance Borgman; 5. Derek Hall; 6. Jeff Brunssen; 7. Joe Feyen; 8. Cole Wayman; 9. Adam Vrbka; 10. Dion Kovar; 11. Joe Schidler; 12. Brandon Schmidt; 13. Shawn Harker; 14. Gunnar Pike; 15. Lee Horky; 16. Beau Riffel; 17. Nick Morris; 18. Mike Scheinost; 19. Jarred Hackler; 20. Mary Lenz. By Greg Soukup Jordan Grabouski earned a $1,000 Twice Is Nice bonus by winning both Ice Breaker Challenge features at Eagle Raceway’s season-opening Ice Breaker Challenge. (Photo by Joe Orth) Checkers flew Saturday for Lance Borgman in the SportMods and Josh Young in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Hobby Stocks – 1. Dillon Richards; 2. Nick Beckman; 3. Roy Armstrong; 4. David Carter; 5. Jake Harms; 6. Michael Hansen; 7. Ben Becher; 8. Jeff Watts; 9. Brint Lemke; 10. Hunter Wergin; 11. Brandon Wergin; 12. Brian Lemke; 13. Cole Krichau; 14. Khrysta Stransky; 15. Nathan Refior; 16. Daniel Jackson; 17. Chantel Bade; 18. Robert Gould; 19. Tyler Jackson; 20. Jamie Bruce. Stock Cars – 1. Shane Stutzman; 2. Jordan Grabouski; 3. Scott Carlson; 4. Ryan Harris; 5. Kyle Vanover; 6. Eric Rempel; 7. Jeff Whiting; 8. Matt Boucher; 9. Todd Gereau; 10. Aaron Cain; 11. Eric Bartels; 12. John Bruegman; 13. Jason Kreft; 14. Doug Adamy; 15. John Meyer; 16. Michael Sherwood; 17. Paul Burck; Tyler Easterday; 19. Jake McCloud; 20. Greg Taylor. Modifieds – 1. Grabouski; 2. Roth; 3. Densberger; 4. Jenkins; 5. Skalicky; 6. Zoubek; 7. Jordya Nelson; 8. Shane Hiatt; 9. Dan Nelson; 10. Justin Wulf; 11. Burrow; 12. Gropp; 13. Aaron Pella; 14. Hobscheidt; 15. Hurt; 16. Thompson; 17. Spanjer; 18. Chevy Hadan; 19. Johnny Saathoff; 20. Chad Andersen. Andrews had control from the start of the Friday SportMod feature. Adam Armstrong and Cody Thompson ran second and third, respectively. Northern SportMods – 1. Lance Borgman; 2. Matthew Andrews; 3. Shawn Harker; 4. Gunnar Pike; 5. Cody Thompson; 6. Jason Harms; 7. Adam Armstrong; 8. Lee Horky; 9. Jarred Hackler; 10. Cole Wayman; 11. Bobby Draper; 12. Joe Feyen; 13. Rusty Montagne; 14. Dion Kovar; 15. Arie Schouten; 16. Roger Sluka; 17. Derek Hall; 18. Joe Schidler; 19. Paul Donovan; 20. Adam Vrbka. Sport Compacts – 1. Josh Young; 2. John Martinez; 3. Shawn Hein; 4. Dillon Richards; 5. Cole Krichau; 6. Trenten Fugett; 7. Drake Bohlmeyer; 8. Nathan Wahlstrom; 9. Adam Reifler; 10. Noah Boller; 11. Ryan Schwab; 12. Devin Bruce; 13. Tim Horsham; 14. Steffen Oaks; 15. Bryce Walker; 16. Tyler Masek; 17. Kelly Petersen; 18. Michelle Nicholson; 19. Braydon Thornton; 20. Luke Nicholson.