Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCase of COVID-19 reported at St. Joseph County DuComb CenterNext articleCeiling fan that overheated to blame for apartment fire in Elkhart 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Huge turnout, donations for United Against Hunger Drive-Thru Food Drive Google+ Facebook By 95.3 MNC – May 16, 2020 0 206 Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest (Photo supplied/United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties) The United Against Hunger Drive-Thru Food Drive, held May 16, raised over 19,000 pounds of donated food and nearly $80,000 to support 12 local food pantries, according to preliminary results.The food drive was envisioned by Mike Cataldo, a local postal carrier and food security advocate, after he saw reports of a sharp increase in demand at local pantries. He helped bring together a group of nonprofit leaders, who soon realized that a countywide effort was required to address the need. The United Against Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, produced results beyond organizers’ expectations.“We are so grateful for this incredible display of generosity and care. Families are facing lots of uncertainty, and many are navigating loss of income, school closures, and countless other stresses. No family should have to worry if they can put food on the table. Thank you to all of the donors, large and small, that have helped to keep our pantries stocked,” said Keith Sarber, event organizer and United Way Vice President of Community Impact.In observance of social distancing and safety recommendations, masked volunteers from Acts of Service and local pantries unloaded food donations directly from people’s cars at eight drive-through locations in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, and Nappanee.Major gifts included $50,000 from Bill and Kristin Fenech, $10,000 from JPMorgan Chase, and $8,000 plus 2,000 pounds of food from Sugar Grove Church.The twelve participating pantries were Bristol Food Pantry, Church Community Services, Faith Mission, Family Christian Development Center, Guidance Ministries, Middlebury Food Pantry, Open Door, Salvation Army of Elkhart, Salvation Army of Goshen, St. Johns, Susanna’s Kitchen, and The Window.Online donations to the food drive will continue to be accepted through Friday May 22 at unitedwayec.org/covid-19. Twitter WhatsApp Google+
Inside 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020On one floor, the property has a large living and dining area, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, a master suite with a walk-in-robe, ensuite and a front porch. The home at 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill.“The rumpus area downstairs is ideal for teenagers,” Mr Kyranides said.Mr Kyranides said the home would suit a family looking for a character-filled Queenslander home in a safe and welcoming neighbourhood. The home at 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill.“We had our hearts set on a Queenslander, and this one ticked all the boxes. We loved the look of the home,” Mr Kyranides said.The two-level home sits on a spacious 814sq m of land.“There is plenty of scope for a pool or extended deck area,” Mr Kyranides said.“It’s got a huge backyard.” The home at 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill.Mr Kyranides said he would miss spending time sitting on the porch. “It’s very relaxing. There’s so much natural light and in summer it gets a nice breeze,” he said.“We’d sit out there in the mornings and evenings and enjoy the street scape.”Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet, laundry and timber deck that leads to the garden. REAL ESTATE: 29 Tarana St, Camp HillThis beautiful, Hamptons-inspired Queenslander is packed with character and charm.Owner Paul Kyranides said the features of 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill, were what drew him and his partner to purchase the home in 2004. Inside 29 Tarana St, Camp Hill.“It’s a great family home,” he said.“There’s a lot of space.“It’s close to schools, public transport, shops and cafes and restaurants.“The location is convenient and the neighbourhood is very friendly.“It’s a very welcoming suburb to live in.”
MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film FILE – In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the “Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field” panel during the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas. Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter Saturday, May 19, 2018, that he went to the hospital late Friday but does not say why. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)SEATTLE — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. He didn’t say why.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russell said in the light-hearted message, “As my wife likes to remind me, I don’t drink enough.”He thanked fans for their concern and appeared to dismiss reports that the hospital visit was due to heart troubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussell said in the message that his friends “know I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.”The hospitalization was initially reported by TMZ, which said it was for dehydration. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 84-year-old basketball great was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. He was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and won five NBA MVP awards.Celtics coach Brad Stevens was relieved to hear that Russell was OK.“Yeah, that was obviously scary news and happy to hear that he’s doing better and he’s been released from the hospital,” Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. “He’s the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor — everything about him. It’s an honor to get a chance to work for the Celtics. Those teams and those people from those teams — and obviously Bill Russell being one of those main people in Celtics history — are why it’s an honor to work for them, because of the bar they set for all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT
…”this is truly a Christmas Budget” – ScottMinister within the Social Protection Ministry with responsibility for labour, Keith Scott has sought to defend the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government’s staunch stance on tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance, saying more could have been achieved over the years had it not been for the rampant mischief that is tax evasion.Minister within the Social Protection Ministry with responsibility for labour, Keith ScottMinister Scott was at the time giving his presentation in the debate on the 2017 National Estimates (Budget) – a Budget that has since seen Government being on the receiving end of severe criticism over the proposed revised taxation system, inclusive of additional penalties and regulations.According to Minister Scott, “It was established by reputable sources that tax evasion was more rampant then than ever, and I would not say that that situation is any way different today.”Scott used the occasion to point out to the members of the National Assembly that the measures outlined in Budget 2017 are meant to tackle the scourge of tax avoidance and tax evasion head-on “by introducing a series of measures that will arrest this trend which will make available more dollars to the economy and thereby causing more jobs to be created for the benefit of all.”He told the House that the levels of unemployment in Guyana could have been much lower “if there had been a more even distribution in the execution of our legal and moral responsibilities in the context of taxation, that is the payment of the various taxes, including income taxes, rates and taxes”.Speaking to some of the relief measures announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Scott also drew reference to the reduction in the corporation tax meant to benefit large businesses.As such, he reported his pleasure at reiterating that the prayers of the business community had been answered when Minister Jordan announced a reduction in the Corporate Tax from 30 per cent to 27.5 per cent.Government, he said, will be losing out on in excess of $750 million annually as a result of the concession offered to the business community.Jobs createdAddressing his remit as Minister with responsibility for Labour, Scott told the House that at the beginning of this year the Ministry’s Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency had projected finding employment for some 3500 persons.He told the House that the Ministry managed to achieve 89 per cent of its target by placing some 3122 individuals in gainful employment.Speaking to the reduction in the income tax rate to be paid, calculated at 28 per cent instead of 30 per cent, Minister Scott said, “I am sure that this entire House would agree that these and other tax measures translates into a good life.”Scott also used his presentation to laud several of the other measures of the 2017 Estimates announced by Minister Jordan, such as the accommodations for GRA tender compliance and the automatic issuance of temporary certificates.According to Minister Scott, the measures are meant to create a more level playing field with regard to the tendering of contracts.He noted too that the measures were intended to improve transparency and lead to a more equitable distribution of resources, as well as to make for good corporate citizenship.Scott, in his presentation, contended, “This is truly a Christmas Budget… it has offered a gift to all sectors of our society and has left the traditional prophets of doom with no ammunition to attack us ,but to resort to lies and distortions.” (Gary Eleazar)
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Xhaka hits back at Evra: You speak a lot of bulls***by Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra’s babies taunt as “bulls**t*.Xhaka was annoyed when Manchester United hero Evra called Arsenal “babies” after their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Monday because the Sky Sports pundit claims they have always been fragile. “A lot of people speak too much,” fumed Xhaka. “I hear he speaks something against us.“I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player. But you have to be careful what you say in those situations as well.”It’s not only him, it’s a lot of people. They speak a lot of bull**** about us. It’s always the same.“For me it’s strange because they were in the same situation as us. They were players as well.“Maybe sometimes we play good, sometimes not so good.”But if you speak every weekend, every game, bulls**t like this then they will not get respect for what they say.”
I, Zack Meisel, an aspiring journalist, used Spark Notes.I didn’t use them to help my performance on exams. I only used them when necessary to assist me in catching up on missed reading assignments in high school.Trust me, Spark Notes can’t explain a character’s symbolization of love. Spark Notes can’t produce a detailed essay exploring a novel’s motifs. Ever since I was young, I’ve been a skilled writer. I can confidently declare that reading Spark Notes did not affect my grades in any way. I still would have fared well in English classes without the extra boost from the ‘Notes.This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, to admit to such wrongdoing (now choking up, holding back tears).Hopefully my admission to such a heinous act won’t deter voters from considering me for the Journalism Hall of Fame one day.Coming clean about my dependence has given me vindication. It cleanses my soul that I can finally talk about the past.Enter Mark McGwire.The once-robust home run machine has received a paltry portion of the vote for the Hall of Fame. So — coincidentally, we are to believe — just one week after Andre Dawson was the only slugger selected to baseball’s exclusive club, McGwire finally pronounced his sorrow for juicing up during the ‘90s.He attributed his steroid use to aiding in his recovery from countless injuries. He claimed that not one of his 583 home runs resulted from an injection of any performance enhancing substance.And yet, no one seems satisfied.Even Ray Charles could see that the likes of McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and hundreds of others were using during the 15-year steroid rage, but hindsight is 20/20. No one seemed to care about all of the bulging biceps in 1998 when Big Mac and Slammin’ Sammy were jockeying for the main slice of MLB home run history.The torrential downpour of steroid revelations has stirred up a cloud of hypocrisy around baseball’s most controversial era. We want athletes to be truthful, but our memories of those athletes become tarnished once they admit to “cheating.” Don’t ask for the truth if you’re afraid to hear it.Whether McGwire and Co. should earn a spot in the Hall of Fame depends on the consensus opinion of baseball experts around the country. The problem is, we’re far from a unanimous viewpoint.No one is buying McGwire’s assertion that the juice didn’t enhance his play on the field. But what purpose do his admittance and apology serve if the public can’t agree on its reaction to it?We all suspected the man of loading up syringes during his career, so why is it now that we jump on his decrepit back? Did his admission really re-shape anything anyone assumed about him?McGwire wouldn’t talk about the past before a congressional hearing in 2005, and he wasn’t the only one looking foolish on the stand. Sosa suddenly forgot the English language and Rafael Palmeiro lied through his teeth.Finally, though, when the man decided to open his closet full of skeletons, no one was content with the confession.The guy clearly messed up, along with hundreds of others, many of whom haven’t been made public yet. We know that for an extended period of time, the sport of baseball was completely diluted.But followers of America’s pastime must arrive at a consensus about what treatment these untruthful athletes should receive. Last May, Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez earned a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Immediately upon his return, he was embraced by his Los Angeles following. Fans brushed his misdeed under the infield grass, as if he never cheated. Ah, Manny just being Manny.That’s the double standard that keeps Major League Baseball in limbo. Both Ramirez and McGwire knew the effects and consequences of their actions. For McGwire, there were no potential punishments. Yet, he is the one crucified after revealing his transgressions.It’s time to implement an even playing field for all athletes linked to performance enhancers.I fessed up to my Spark Notes use. I knew what I was doing was wrong. I can only hope that my ninth-grade English teacher forgives me.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, high atop the president’s suite along the first base side of Huntington Park, 78-year-old Howard “Hopalong” Cassady watched as almost 2,000 bobbleheads bearing his likeness circulated throughout the ballpark. Wearing a black and white, Hawaiian-style, button-up shirt, appropriate for the 85-degree game-time temperature, the former Ohio State Heisman-Trophy winner was at the ballpark because he was being honored by the Columbus Clippers as part of the organization’s “Columbus Icons Bobblehead Series.” The special nine-game series is something the Clippers are doing to help celebrate Columbus’ bicentennial, and Sunday’s “Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassady Bobblehead Day” was third game in which fans had an opportunity to purchase a bobblehead of a “Columbus Icon.” “We used to do bobblehead nights for Major Leaguers who came through Columbus,” said Clippers media director Joe Santry. “Fans really liked it and we thought it would be good to do for the bicentennial.” All nine bobbleheads in the series represent a specific genre of Columbus’ history, Santry said, and all of the honorees are from Columbus. At the select games throughout the season, fans can purchase the bobblehead of the “Columbus Icon” being honored for $10 at the game or can buy a special $15 box-seat ticket that includes a voucher for the bobblehead. Tickets for box seats normally sell for $12. One Clippers fan that likes the bobblehead idea is Columbus resident Dave Muir, who bought a Cassady bobblehead at the Sunday’s game. “I think it’s great to honor the city’s own with bobbleheads,” he said. “The idea of ‘Columbus Icons’ to celebrate the city’s history is a really neat idea and I’ll try to collect as many as I can.” Santry said the Clippers chose Cassady as a “Columbus Icon” to represent the professional athletes the city has produced. Cassady, who declined to comment, played in the NFL from 1956 to 1963 with the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. He was the first Heisman-Trophy winner born in Columbus, winning the award in 1955, his senior season with the Buckeyes. He was a two-time consensus All-American in football, helping OSU to the 1954 National Championship. He played baseball for the Buckeyes as well. Following graduation, the Columbus-native received professional offers from the NFL and MLB. Choosing to stick with football, Detroit selected Cassady third overall in the 1956 NFL Draft, and won the NFL championship a year later in 1957. After retiring from the NFL, Cassady became a special assistant in the New York Yankees organization in 1973 and was an assistant coach for the Clippers, who at the time was the Triple-A affiliate of New York, from 1992 to 2003. Santry, who spent time with Cassady as the media director for the Clippers organization, said the former Buckeye is a wonderful person. “He spent so many years with the organization, he is like a grandfather to us,” he said. “He’s a great guy.” Santry would not admit that Cassady’s ties to the Clippers gave him an edge over the other Columbus natives considered for the professional athlete bobblehead, but he said “it didn’t hurt.” Cassady is the first of three bobbleheads associated with OSU athletics. Bobbleheads of Olympian Jesse Owens and former Buckeyes football coach Woody Hayes will be available on July 29 and Aug. 12, respectively. For some fans, the bobbleheads associated with OSU ties are the most sought after. “Anytime I see a bobblehead of a former Buckeye being given out or available for purchase, I try to get it,” Larry Mitchell said. “I’ve got mostly football guys, so when I saw it was ‘Hop’ bobblehead day, I knew I had to come get one.” Mitchell, from Pataskala, said he plans on returning for the Owens and Hayes bobbleheads to add to his collection of about 40 Buckeyes-related bobbleheads that he said he started after the football team won the 2002 National Championship. “I have a lot of dust collectors,” he said with a grin. The Clippers bobblehead series honors more than just Columbus’ sports history. Non-sports related bobbleheads in the series include World War I veteran Eddie Rickenbacker, fast-food businessman Dave Thomas, the Columbus Zoo’s Jack Hanna and author James Thurber. “It’s a cool idea to celebrate not only the city’s sports history, but other aspects of our city’s rich history,” Muir said.