Goshen man coughs near police, claiming to have COVID-19

By on April 20, 2021

first_img Pinterest Goshen man coughs near police, claiming to have COVID-19 By Jon Zimney – April 12, 2020 0 313 Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A Goshen man who claimed to have coronavirus coughed on a police officer during his arrest. It happened during a struggle with police.Officers were called to Brookside Manor on Wednesday, April 8, on a report that Robert Smith, 33, punched one woman in the eye and tried to choke another when an argument erupted during a game of Uno.(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail)The struggle with police began when the arrived, while he was in the car heading to the hospital for treatment and then, at the jail, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.It was at the hospital when investigators say Smith claimed to have COVID-19 and coughed near an officer.Read the original story from The Elkhart Truth. Previous articleGovernor Holcomb announces taskforce to track COVID-19 spendingNext articleMan hospitalized in critical condition after shooting in South Bend 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.last_img read more

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Roos Weers’ two goals not enough in 3-2 loss to Louisville

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 20, 2018 at 12:12 am Contact Kaci: [email protected] More often than not, Roos Weers figures out surprises before they happen, her dad, Rob Weers said. At Thursday’s practice though, she didn’t expect the surprise that was coming. For 10 days, Rob planned his trip from the Netherlands to Syracuse. When he arrived, he went to practice to surprise his daughter. “She put so much effort in here so I thought, okay, I have to go,” Rob said. Typically, the Weers’ watch their daughter play on the livestream from home, as her mom did for Friday night’s game. Rob was there to walk Weers into J.S. Coyne Stadium when the seniors were honored. He was there to hold her orange flowers before a picture of the seniors and their families was taken. He was in the stands when she tied the game in the first half and again in the second half when she helped Syracuse (8-6, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) take the lead in Friday’s game against Louisville (12-4, 3-3). Rob was there when Lousiville scored with 30 seconds to go in double overtime to win, 3-2. “It was rewarding for myself,” Weers said, “but in the end we didn’t get the win and that’s why I am here. I wanted to get the win tonight for the team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s leading scorer had two goals for the second time this season, advancing the Orange into overtime. The first came near the end of the first half. Louisville was already on the board when SU was awarded a penalty corner. Weers converted the corner into a goal and when a similar situation arose early in the second half, Weers once again scored off the penalty corner, this time giving the Orange the lead. Weers had a chance at a hat trick when she shot from the edge of the circle. The ball rolled through the legs of Chiara Gutsche and over the end line. It missed the goal by inches. “I’m happy I scored the goals, obviously,” Weers said. “If I’m going to be honest, I like to score against (Ayeisha McFerran), one of the best goalies in the countries.”With less than 10 minutes remaining, the Cardinals had the ball on Syracuse’s side of the field, inside the circle. Louisville called for a video review, claiming the ball bounced off a player’s foot. Weers and the rest of the team on the field ran to the sidelines. As they awaited the official call, Weers went to SU head coach Ange Bradley. Weers kept pointing to her heel.Soon after, the referees made their decision and awarded Louisville a penalty corner that Alli Bitting turned into the game-tying goal. Syracuse couldn’t respond and the game went to overtime, and then a second overtime. With seconds left of the clock, Louisville broke the tie to win. Weers was emotional after losing her last game at Coyne. She threw her stick on the ground and walked over to the fence. Rob stood in the bleachers above and talked to his daughter in dutch.Weers has 41 goals, enough to put her in Syracuse’s top five all-time goal scorers. She’s in the top ten for assists and points as well. Her offensive efforts kept the Orange in the game but Weers defensive efforts kept them there. Louisville got the ball in SU’s circle. Mercedes Pastor had nothing between her and the net until she got the ball into the circle. As soon as she reached a point she could shoot, Weers ran in front, intercepting the ball and stopping Louisville from scoring the then-game tying goal. As Weers left the field, her dad stood outside the gate. While the rest of her teammates passed, Weers walked over to her dad who enveloped her in a hug.“For him to come here and watch my last game,” Weers said. “It means a lot to me that they care, and I care about them.” Commentslast_img read more

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Judge Denies $111 Million JCP&L Power Line Project

By on August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Jay Cook |An administrative law judge announced today that she has denied a much-maligned transmission line project designed to run through five Monmouth County towns.Administrative Law Judge Gail M. Cookson determined that Jersey Central Power & Light Co. (JCP&L) “has not met its burden of proof” in exhibiting the need for the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP) – a $111 million, 230-kV transmission line planned to run 10 miles from Aberdeen to Red Bank, through Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown, along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line.In her decision, Cookson wrote “the aesthetic, real estate, and environmental impacts on the five communities is overwhelming and is not offset by the interests of all JCP&L ratepayers, that is, the general public.”Cookson’s decision is the first major hurdle for the project’s dissenters. Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE), a residents group opposed to the MCRP, spent over $450,000 in fighting the project through the courts. The governing bodies from Middletown, Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen also formed a joint municipal group to fight the MCRP.Cookson’s recommendation is now sent to the state Board of Public Utilities, where the board will ultimately decide the MCRP’s fate.Read Cookson’s full decision in this PDF: Judge Cookson Initial Decision 2018_03_08Look for a full story in the March 15 edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in giant slalom to start her second Olympics

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgEagleVail’s Mikaela Shiffrin had to wait three days to kick off her second Olympics because of weather delays, but she seized the moment in spectacular fashion when it finally came Wednesday night, claiming the gold medal in giant slalom.Shiffrin, who took silver in giant slalom at the 2017 world championships, is the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in GS since Julie Mancuso stormed through a fierce snowstorm at the 2006 Turin Games to claim gold. Two other American women have won …last_img read more

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Zero-emission vehicles a hit in Durban

By on December 18, 2019

first_img8 December 2011While South Africans will have to wait a while before they can buy an electric vehicle (EV), at least a dozen of the zero-emission cars have been doing the rounds in Durban since the start of the UN climate summit (COP 17).Some COP 17 delegates have been taking advantage of the opportunity to test-drive the Nissan Leaf – “Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car” – which was named World Car of the Year 2011, and the Renault Fluence Z.E.These vehicles are also being used to shuttle people to and from Durban’s International Convention Centre, venue of the climate talks.Taking a test-driveBuaNews found a few minutes to test-drive the vehicles. Initially, looking at a car with a steering wheel on the left hand side brought about some panic, but a few minutes inside and it was all smooth sailing.The cars are easy to drive (automatic), but it takes a bit of time to become acquainted with their technical aspects. Highly advanced features offer the driver detailed maps, information about energy being used, and battery recharging stations.EVs are being sold in Europe, Japan and the US and are expected to be launched in South Africa in a few years’ time.Nissan has announced plans to launch the Nissan Leaf in South Africa in 2013, subject to the successful conclusion of discussions between the government and the motoring industry on the establishment of charging infrastructure and the introduction of customer incentives.Smaller carbon ‘wheelprints’The EVs, which can be charged from purely renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, aim to play a critical role in reducing the impact of climate change.The cars’ batteries can be charged at home. Although they’re more expensive in some countries, people who own the cars are assisted by their governments with free parking in busy cities, tax rebates and other incentives.How often one recharges the battery depends on the driver – if the air conditioning and lights are used often, then the batteries would have to be charged accordingly.For music loving South Africans, the good news is that using your radio or CD player takes up minimal energy.The money that is expected to be saved on petrol is another selling point of the cars. They’re a pleasure to drive, knowing that one is not increasing the carbon footprint. It’s an effortless adventure, with no sounds coming from the engine or exhaust pipe.Renault TwizyAt Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, people can also test-drive a Renault Twizy, an easy-to-drive commuter vehicle that can be plugged into many conventional wall sockets.The Twizy, designed to be an antidote to the air and noise pollution plaguing some of the world’s biggest cities, can be a bit strange to drive. If you are not a fan of scooters, this little vehicle may not be for you.“The Renault-Nissan Alliance applauds what South Africa and all the nations represented at COP 17 are doing to reduce the threat to our environment and standard of living due to global warming,” said Hideaki Watanabe, Renault-Nissan Alliance managing director: Zero Emission Business.“The Alliance wants to be part of the solution for a sustainable society,” said Watanabe. “Our electric vehicles – which consume no fuel whatsoever – offer a real and affordable solution to drastically reducing CO2 emissions.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Study time for South Africa’s inmates

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first_img21 January 2014Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on South Africa’s 243 correctional centres to encourage inmates to participate in educational and skills programmes at the start of the 2014 academic year.“The Department of Correctional Services is implementing programmes aimed at turning around the lives of those who wronged society so that upon release, they are ideal, productive, law-abiding citizens,” Ndebele said in a statement on Monday. “Inmates must work and study, and leave correctional centres with a skill in one hand and a certificate in the other hand.”“The hand that was used to harm others must be changed into a hand which now builds and heals. The trilogy of victim-offender-community is central to all rehabilitation.”The department has increased the number of full-time correctional centre schools from only one in 2009 to 12 in 2013. In 2014, three additional schools – in Rustenburg (North-West province), Boksburg (Gauteng) and Ekuseni (Kwazulu-Natal)- are scheduled for accreditation.In 2013 the minister announced that, as of 1 April, it would be compulsory for every inmate without a qualification equivalent to Grade 9 to complete Adult Education and Training (AET) from level 1 to 4.Between April and September 2013, 11 649 inmates registered for AET programmes. From 2010 to 2013, 73 881 inmates participated in educational programmes.Over the past two years, 559 inmates wrote Grade 9 to 11 examinations, with an average pass rate of 73% in 2013.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Bill to Establish Building Act for Parliament Soon

By on October 24, 2019

first_imgA Bill to establish the Building Act to facilitate the adoption and efficient application of the National Building Code will be brought to both Houses of Parliament in the near future. This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, during a sitting of the Senate on Friday, February 8. The Minister was contributing to the debate on a Motion brought by Senator Wensworth Skeffery, urging the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to fast track the implementation of local government reform. Senator Golding explained that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development has been pushing very hard to “bring forth the legislation which has been a long time coming”. “The building legislation, with some additional drafting instructions, was produced in September of 2012 and this required some additional drafting work to be done. The revised Bill has been sent back to the Ministry with the required adjustments made to it,” Senator Golding said. He added that the Local Government Ministry is also being encouraged to focus on the development of the regulations that are to accompany the legislation. The Minister explained that this will allow the Bill to become operationalised after the passage of the legislation. “So, I am anticipating that the Bill will be ready to be brought to Parliament in the near future,” Senator Golding said. The Building Act will, among other things, confirm the Bureau of Standards Jamaica as the standards authority with power to specify the version of the international codes that are to be used as the national code and to promulgate application documents in respect of those codes. As the standards authority, the Bureau will also be empowered to recognise building standards and approve, list or certify building products, construction methods, building components and systems. The Bill will seek to repeal the Kingston and St. Andrew Building Act of 1883 and the Parish Councils Building Act of 1908, and make new provisions for the regulation of the building industry. The proposed legislation will also give recognition to the relevant provisions of the National Heritage Trust Act, which require that the Trust be consulted before structures of historical value are demolished, and that any such demolition be undertaken by qualified personnel and be done to specific standards.last_img read more

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TSX lower on energy and materials as Wall Street indexes mostly higher

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – It was a fairly muted day of trading on North American markets, as Canada’s main stock index posted moderate losses and Wall Street indices pushed mostly higher on small gains.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 31.79 points to 16,317.65 on Monday, in a broad-based decline that included the influential energy and materials sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.87 points to 25,283.00. The S&P 500 index edged up 4.56 points to 2,747.71 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 20.83 points to 7,157.39, both new record finishes.“It’s a rather quiet day coming on the heels of what we saw last week, which was fairly solid employment reports, certainly in Canada and perhaps to a smaller degree in the U.S.,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.A report released Friday by Statistics Canada showed the economy created 78,600 net new jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in more than 40 years. Less bullish were U.S. Labor Department figures which showed that American employers added 148,000 jobs in December — a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected.“So while today is a rather flat day, the broader narrative for the markets is still one where economic growth should continue to fuel corporate profit growth and that’s been the legs that the market’s been standing on,” Fehr said.However, a slew of companies are set to begin reporting their results for the last three months of 2017, with the pace picking up later this week.“The earnings picture is the way the markets can gauge the value of the economic growth we’ve seen,” noted Fehr.Analysts and investors will likely be more focused on what CEOs say about their expectations for future earnings. That’s because Wall Street is looking for profits to rise even higher after Washington approved cuts in corporate tax rates last month. The overhaul of the tax system may help some areas of the market more than others, and investors want to see how much companies will raise their forecasts.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading price of 80.50 cents US, down 0.13 a U.S. cent.On the corporate front, shares of Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) fell 67 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $67.25, as the company opened registration Monday for the $25 gift cards intended as a goodwill gesture in light of its participation in a bread price-fixing scheme. However, the grocery giant revealed a number of restrictions for redemption and eventual use of the card.In commodities, the February crude contract added 29 cents to US$61.73 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up four cents to US$2.84 per mmBTU.The February gold contract gave back US$1.90 to US$1,320.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was down a cent at US$3.22 a pound.– With a file from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

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AP sources Trump mulling a wideranging shakeup

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first_imgWASHINGTON — Who is going and who is staying in a Trump administration shakeup being weighed by the president may be anyone’s guess.The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, had been thought to be on her way out as soon as this week. But two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Nielsen is likely to remain for the time being because there is no obvious successor.People with knowledge of a possible shakeup also say that President Donald Trump is discussing replacing his chief of staff, John Kelly, with Vice-President Mike Pence’s chief of staff.Other possible changes involve Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Colleen Long, Zeke Miller And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Dawson Creeks Jen Jenkins eliminated from Masterchef Canada

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first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Aspiring professional chef and Dawson Creek resident Jen Jenkins is sadly out of contention for the title of Masterchef Canada, after she was eliminated on last night’s episode.Jenkins first cracked the Top 12 during the show’s season premiere in April. The 28-year-old stay-at-home mom had managed to make the Top 7 of the show’s competition, which featured the return of contestant Kaegan Donnelly from Vancouver after he won a redemption challenge. The eight amateur chefs were split into two teams to create a three-course tasting menu inspired by the Group of Seven for seven Order of Canada recipients. Sadly, the Red Team ended up rallying after nearly falling apart to beat Jenkins’ team in the challenge, meaning the team’s four members now had to stave off elimination. The four had to compete in the Pressure Test / Replication Challenge, which involved replicating oysters prepared three different ways. The first was a Japanese-inspired sake poached oyster with Asian pear slaw and shelled lobster claw. The second was a raw oyster topped with mignonette sauce, champagne jelly, and red tobiko, and the third was an oyster Rockefeller with béchamel spinach purée, sautéed oyster mushrooms with panko crumbs. Marissa Leon-John ended up winning an impromptu oyster-shucking contest, meaning Jenkins was up against Donnelly and Beccy Stables in the final challenge, which she sadly lost. Despite being eliminated from the show, Jenkins’ future in the culinary industry looks incredibly promising. Jenkins and her family will be moving to Ontario later this year after she was accepted to the Stratford Chefs School. Jenkins said that she’ll begin her studies next fall, with the goal of achieving her dream of being paid to do what she loves: cook delicious food.last_img read more

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