Click here for the full story. EVANSVILLE – A distracted driver who hit an ambulance head-on Sunday night was arrested for driving with a suspended license, according to Evansville police. Michael W. Burris Jr., 27, is currently in the Vanderburgh County jail after police say his Ford truck struck an ambulance while he was driving west on Covert Avenue near the Boeke Road intersection. The impact of the collision overturned the ambulance, which was not carrying a patient.
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Share Share LocalNews DEXIA awards Market Day with Difference 2016 winners by: Dominica Vibes News – November 28, 2016 Ten farmers and vendors received certificates and cheques on Friday 25 November 2016, after emerging winners in various categories on Market Day with a Difference.Market Day with a difference was held on 29 October 2016 during the Independence Season under the theme ‘Strengthening our commitment to nation building’. It is observed annually primarily to highlight the hard work of farmers and vendors, and their contributions towards the national development effort. A Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Friday at the Roseau Market, where the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA), thanked the farmers and vendors for their continuous support to the market ad Dominica.Philomen Joseph received the award for Oldest Shop Vendor, and Kimberly Wade took the award for Youngest Vendor. Albertine Green took the award for Best Saturday vendor, Emmanuel Pierre received the Best Mobile Vendor, while Samuel Pacquette took the award for Best Butcher.“With our prize giving ceremony we recognize multiple areas such as butchers, snackettes, youngest and oldest vendors, root crops, meats crafts and flowers,” Market development officer at DEXIA, Sharon Rolle stated.The other awardees were Frances Francis who won Best Vendors Booth, Merlyn Boston for Best Snackette, Hazel Baptiste Thomas for best shop, Margaret Baron for most regular vendor, and Catherine James for Best dressed vendor.“This year we are placing special emphasis on the youngest and oldest vendors, because we want to highlight that the young ones will be the ones continuing the traditions that we have started. Our vendors and our consumers are the ones who continue to make the Roseau market what it is, a pleasurable place, where you maintain a tradition which all of us enjoy, coming to shop on a Friday afternoon or a Saturday morning,” Rolle added. Roseau Market Superintendent, Julius Carbon, also congratulated the winners for their hard work. According to Carbon, Market day with a “created an opportunity where vendors and government officials, such as the prime minister, the minister of trade, members of cabinet, and other prominent persons in society, can interact. So, when a case is made on behalf of the Roseau market, they already have first-hand knowledge of the troubles that you go through”.Further, Carbon said he is pleased with the relationship between the Roseau Market and the vendors, as they work well together.“We at the Roseau market, pay close attention to the working relationship between the vendors and the Roseau market. And I must say that we are quite pleased with the effort that you make. There may be times that there may be conflict between the vendors and the authorities, but that’s expected in any working relationship,” Carbon stated. He is hopeful that “as they grow, the vendors see themselves as an organized group, which can summon the Roseau Market Committee and voice their troubles and ask for representation from the committee”. – / 18 Tweet 428 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring!
BusinessLocalNews DAIC releases speakers and topics for Business Recovery Expo by: – February 15, 2018 Share Share Share Press ReleaseRoseau, Dominica – February 9, 2018: The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) released the list of speakers and presentation topics for the upcoming DAIC Business Recovery Expo: “Inform. Connect. Protect.” which will take place February 21st, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Palm Cottage located at the corner of Victoria and High Streets in Roseau, Dominica. Dav-Ernan Kowlessar, Head of Operations, Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), leads a powerhouse list of expert speakers from various fields acknowledged as critical to the building of a more resilient private sector in Dominica. Kowlessar’s topic, “Increasing Business Resiliency to Maximize Opportunities” opens up the floor to the direction of the Expo. Stephen Lander, Retail Manager of the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, will take the podium next to speak on the topic, “Creative Financing for Business Recovery”.Kenny Green, Manager of APEX Capital Partners, will tackle the other important issue of “Utilizing Innovation and Technology as a Form of Disaster Mitigation”. Another key topic, “Energy as a Form of Disaster Mitigation” will be tackled by Dave Stamp who is the Generation Manager of DOMLEC. Dr. Lucia John, the Owner and Founder of Perfect Health Institute, will expound on the topic, “Crisis Management: Identifying and Managing Trauma and its Signs”.To culminate the presentations, Donald Bercasio, a marketing and branding consultant who heads Madhausx Consulting, will speak on the topic, “Proven Entrepreneurial and Marketing Strategies to Rebuild your Business”, sharing insights on effectively steering your business through a downturn or after a disaster. Integrated into our Expo will be a presentation by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), key to the Expo as on the following day, February 22nd, DAIC and partners will launch ARISE Network Dominica Chapter, a UNISDR-led initiative for the reduction of disaster risk among the private sector. DAIC encourages business owners and managers, students, start-ups, innovators and young entrepreneurs to attend this Expo. Sharing is caring! Tweet 53 Views no discussions
iStock/Thinkstock(BLYTHE, Calif.) — Valley State Prison in Chowchilla is a men’s prison in California where inmates can get beauty school training, like everyone else in the state.“I like doing the facial stuff,” Juan Brizuela, 36, an inmate at Valley State told ABC News. “It’s a real intimate moment that you have with your client, you trust one another.”Brizuela was convicted of second degree murder when he was 15 years old and received a sentence of fifteen years to life in prison. Before coming to Valley State he was held for 18 years at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California.“I hadn’t touched another person in 18 years, so when I had to do my first haircut I couldn’t and [the instructor] had to do it for me,” Brizuela said. It took him 9 months in the cosmetology program to feel comfortable touching other people, he said.Inmates aren’t allowed to touch staff or other inmates, and there are a lot of rules when it comes to personal space, according to Lieutenant Ronald Ladd, Administrative Assistant and Public Information Officer at Valley State.Lt. Ladd said that Valley State was previously a women’s prison. But because of a decrease in the female inmate population and the need for more male institutions, the institution became a male prison in 2013.The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has identified Valley State as a “re-entry hub,” according to its website, which includes rehabilitation programs, educational and vocational training, like the cosmetology program, for its population.“We asked the male inmates if they were interested in a cosmetology program when the prison first converted,” Ladd told ABC News, “and we were surprised at how many were interested.”The cosmetology training consists of book work, hands on training with mannequins first, then real clients and, lastly, a written test that allows the student to obtain their California State Barbering and Cosmetology License after they’ve completed 1,600 hours of training.They learn everything from human anatomy and psychology to the business of cosmetology to the different textures of hair and what chemicals to use for those hair types, Brizuela said.He is the second male inmate at Valley State to receive a cosmetology license, he said, and he enjoys helping other inmates get ready for the licensing exam. When he’s not practicing his newfound trade, Brizuela is preparing for life outside of prison in a parole preparation program.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons defensive end Courtney Upshaw (91) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie running back James Conner set up Pittsburgh’s winning fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the Steelers’ 17-13 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Conner, the former University of Pittsburgh star who overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL, broke off runs of 17 and 19 yards, leading to Bart Houston’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter.Conner was greeted with an ovation on the third series of the game when he made his first carry. The third-round pick busted off three other runs longer than 10 yards and ended his NFL debut with 98 yards rushing on 20 carries.Matt Ryan led the Falcons to a touchdown in his only series and finished 4 of 6 for 57 yards. In two series during the preseason, Ryan, the 2016 NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year, has gone 6 of 8 for 88 yards with a touchdown and a 123.6 passer rating.Pittsburgh receiver Martavis Bryant played his first game more than 18 months.The NFL suspended Bryant in March 2016 for a second violation of its substance abuse policy. He also opened the 2015 season with a four-game suspension because of multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Bryant, who is still in the process of being fully reinstated by the league, remains suspended, but is permitted to participate in all preseason activities — including practices and games.Steelers rookie Josh Dobbs targeted Bryant on the first play of the game, but the offense sputtered with consecutive three-and-outs. Dobbs, a fourth-round pick, was 10 of 19 for 70 yards with an interception.Bryant, who had two catches for 20 yards, later fumbled an end-around, but made up for it with a 23-yard reception on a drive that ended with a field goal.Tevin Coleman got the start at running back for the Falcons with Devonta Freeman previously ruled out with a concussion. But the Falcons’ primary backfield focus was the competition for the third running back spot.Terron Ward, who ran for 48 yards against Miami, was strong again Sunday. He finished with nine carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. Ward ran for 151 yards in five games last season.Fifth-round pick Brian Hill rushed for 14 yards on seven carries. The former Wyoming product player also struggled in the team’s first preseason game against Miami, gaining 10 yards on nine carries.Falcons first-round pick Takkarist McKinley made his NFL debut.The defensive end had surgery for a torn labrum and fractured right shoulder socket in March and was held out of the preseason opener. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound McKinley had 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a college senior last season at UCLA. He is expected to add punch to a pass rush that features Vic Beasley, who led the league with 15.5 sacks in 2016.WIDE OUTS OUTPittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Atlanta’s Julio Jones, two of the top receivers in the NFL, sat out Sunday.Steelers coach Mike Tomlin held out Brown for the second straight preseason game. Brown finished second in the league in receptions (106) and touchdowns (12) and fifth with 1,284 yards in 2016.Jones was held out for the second straight preseason game following offseason foot surgery. Jones, who has reported no problems in his recovery, has been limited in training camp. The two-time All-Pro caught 136 passes in 2015, second-most in NFL history, and finished with 1,409 receiving yards last season.ALSO MISSINGFreeman (concussion) was previously ruled out in what coach Dan Quinn described as a precaution. Quinn previously said the injury is not expected to be a long-term issue. Freeman, the league’s highest-paid running back, has rushed for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. He caught a 15-yard touchdown pass in the Falcon’s first preseason game.Tomlin held out quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out for the second straight preseason game. Backup Landry Jones also sat out with an abdominal injury.BIG PLAYSPittsburgh’s Trey Williams returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo had two sacks. Pittsburgh’s Jordan Dangerfield picked off two passes, while Quincy Mauger and Akeem King had interceptions for the Falcons.INJURY REPORTSteelers nose tackle Javon Hargrave left in the first quarter with a concussion, and linebacker Steven Johnson sustained a hamstring injury.UP NEXTFalcons: Host hosts Indianapolis on Saturday night.Steelers: Host Arizona on Saturday night.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
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Ulster opened its account with a pack rumble wide of the right upright to lead 7 nil in the first quarter and chased it up with a penalty within five minutes, 10-nil up. Connacht’s U18 women were the shining light of interpro action last weekend, coming from behind to claim first round spoils over Ulster in Ballinasloe on Sunday. Starved of any real possession in Ulster territory defending the road, Connacht scrambled for much of the first half before a concerted passage of clinical phase-play set skipper Beibhinn Parsons loose on a fractured Ulster backline. Steering clear of contact for her first 20m, she skittled the inevitable cover contact 22m from the Ulster line and ran in under the bar, closing the gap to five. The conversion was a formality and three points separated the pair with 10mins to go.A reluctance to clear deep in green territory meant a second Ulster score followed before the break, again 7m wide of the right post enabled the visitors to stretch the buffer from three to 10 on halftime.The second spell took on much more of a test-match feel, tackles tolled heavily and close-quarter exchanges reigned supreme.For Ulster Emma Kearney at loosehead was immense. At setpiece, immovable; in open space she rivalled any of the loose forwards on show for ground coverage and was difficult to contain until her untimely departure with a half-hour to go (injury sub). Inside centre and vice captain Kelly McCormill of Monaghan justified her leadership role with ball and leading the defences. McCormill’s elusive running was integral to Ulster’s first half dominance.In green, midfielders Lauren Flaherty and Parsons worked well in tandem, Flaherty struggled to snare some of the quicker movers opposite while defending but more than made up for any shortfall once given the ball. Locking up two and three defenders for every carry allowed Parsons greater room to work her magic on the outside in open territory. Flaherty was one of very few who stopped Kearney’s forays at the first hurdle.Openside and Ireland Sevens rep Lily Brady opened her account with a massive contribution preventing Ulster racking up more damage in the first quarter, and shone again in the final quarter busy in everything along with outhalf Meabh Deely, eight Grace Browne-Moran and frontrow super-sub Mia Fahy.Coach Fraser Gow lauded the team spirit on show for the final 50 minutes. “I thought the team was fantastic in the second half, they showed great character to turn round the halftime deficit. It took us 20 minutes to settle, and Interpro rugby is new to a lot of the squad.“That it only took 20 minutes to find our feet and then build a victory in the next 45 or 50 minutes is a huge credit to these players. There are definitely things we need to work on but it is a great start for us. Full credit to Ulster too, they played very well and could have easily emerged on top. Either way though, the determination and fight from our players swung the momentum Connacht’s way in the end.”Gow’s U18s meet Munster at The Sportsground in an interpro double-header this Sunday, as curtain-raiser for the senior women.Connacht Rugby would like to thank Ballinasloe RFC for hosting the game and to ‘Crumbs + Cream’ for supplying the catering for the day.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Jordon Kromm and Dylan Defosse, with an empty net marker, each scored two goals to pace the Riders, second in the Eddie Mountain Division behind front-running Kimberley Dynamiters.Aiden Gleisner added the other marker for Fernie.Cole Wyatt, Bryden Pow, Jaden Shumilak and Reid Wilson replied for the visiting team that rallied from a 4-1 deficit early in the second period to tie the contest in the third.Nelson kept Ghostriders’ goalie Ethan Fitzgerald busy for most of the game, outshooting the hosts 48-33.Nelson continues its road trip Friday night in Kimberley against the Eddie Mountain leading Kimberley Dynamiters.Kimberley won the only previous meeting this season between the two division leaders.LEAF NOTES: Cole Wyatt, Bryden Pow, Reid Wilson and Nelson Game Star Shawn Campbell each finished the game with two points. . . . The loss was the second in four meetings for Nelson goalie Anderson Violette. The Calgary, AB, native opened the season with Nelson winning eight consecutive games. After hovering around the top of the KIJHL goalie stats page, Violette has dropped to 11th overall . . . .Nelson’s leading goal scorer Reid Wilson pushed his point streak to eight games. Cole Wyatt has points in the last four games. . . . The game against Fernie is the first in a six-game string away from home. Five of the six games are against Eddie Mountain teams. . . .Next game at the NDCC Arena is Friday, December 13th against Revelstoke Grizzlies. Johnny Elias scored with less than three minutes in the game to power the Fernie Ghorstriders to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in the East Kootenay City.The win was the second in three meetings for the Ghostriders against the Murdoch Division leaders. Both previous games had been won in overtime.Elias combined with Seamus Keith to snap a shot past Leafs’ netminder Anderson Violette for the game-winner.
5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout audrey watters Yesterday Seth Godin posted an essay on his blog about “The Future of the Library,” a call-to-arms for librarians to envision their work less as a defender of a “warehouse for dead books” but as as a “producer, concierge, connector, teacher and impresario.” To paraphrase the response of librarians on blogs and on Twitter: “Yes, we know.” and “Yes, that’s what we do.”One example of this “future of the library” that is indeed here now: the newly released New York Public Library app, available today via iTunes: Biblion: The Boundless Library. The app is a re-launch of the library’s Biblion journal, but in a format specifically designed for the tablet. The first issue of Biblion launched today features items from the library’s collection from the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair — documents, images, essays, film and audio that let you explore the library’s stacks “opening up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad story lines they hold and preserve.” These stories include details about the exhibits on display (including a shocking Salvador Dali exhibit and the General Motors Futurama ride), about some of the debates before and after the event (including debates about innovation, abstract art and the Second World War), and about the “Fashion, Food and Famous Faces” that were there. The app was designed in conjunction with Potion and it’s a joy to scroll through. While it does tout the ability to “explore the stacks,” the app certainly recognizes the library mission here isn’t about “dead books.” Rather the information is accessible and beautifully presented, taking full advantage of the touchscreen technology and the rotation of the tablet – the horizontal view lets you explore the collection visually, while the vertical view lets you read essays and thumb through imagery. The New York Public Library plans other editions of Biblion that will open up other collections and programs. It is also planning a number of other apps as well, including one that’ll let patrons manage their accounts and access catalog information. Also on the docket, an app in conjunction with the Find the Future game, an overnight scavenger hunt facilitated by game theorist Jane McGonigal.It’s all in celebration of the New York Public Library’s centennial, and certainly all a demonstration that it’s not just the future of the library that’ll look very different – it’s the present. Related Posts Tags:#E-Books#mobile#Multimedia#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…