AT&T donates to South Bend learning center

first_imgAT&T Indiana recently made a $10,000 donation to the Robinson Community Learning Center to cultivate a sense of entrepreneurial spirit in South Bend area youth. The contribution comes from the AT&T Aspire Program, which donates money to various organizations that help students prepare for college and future careers.  According to an AT&T press release, the Aspire Program has committed $350 million to programs around the country. The Center works with local middle and high school students, providing them with opportunities for exposure to various business facets. Jennifer Knapp Beudert, manager of the Robinson Learning Center, said part of the Center’s mission is to work to develop the professional ability of community children. “We’ve been working with youth in the community to teach entrepreneurial concepts such as idea generation, problem solving, how to write a business plan and public speaking,” Beudert said. These students work with mentors from the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Mendoza College of Business, who help turn ideas into business plans. Some of these plans become a reality, and Beudert said the Robinson Center hopes this monetary donation will further benefit students who recognize the importance of creative thinking. “Providing opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders to acquire skills that will contribute to their future success is one of the best investments any company can make,” said Beudert in an AT&T press release.  George S. Fleetwood, president of AT&T Indiana, said his company is invested in the area.      “We’re dedicated to the communities we serve, and I’m very proud to be part of a company that gives back like we do,” Fleetwood said. AT&T started the Aspire program in 2008 to cultivate growth today’s youth. “Since 2008 the major thrust of our foundation’s giving has been on high school retention, graduation rates and preparedness for the workforce,” Fleetwood said. This is the second donation AT&T has made to the Robinson Center. “AT&T has long been a supporter of the Robinson Center and the University of Notre Dame and we appreciate their partnership in our efforts to develop the next generation of young entrepreneurs,” Beudert said in the release. Fleetwood said he prioritizes a sense of purpose in young people and the prospect of their future.    “The youth of our community are our most precious resource,” Fleetwood said in the release. “The young entrepreneurs of today will develop into the business leaders that companies like AT&T will look to for leadership in the future.” The partnership between the two organizations culminates in the “Summer Biz Camp” and an Entrepreneurship class, according to the AT&T press release.last_img read more

Grand Slam of Darts: Jonny Clayton explains his decision to keep working full-time as he targets Grand Slam glory | Darts News

first_img“It is genuinely how I feel. I’ve got a young family and I want everything to be spot on before I make that decision. I think I need to win a major before that decision is made.”Having said that, if Clayton continues on his upward trajectory, he may have a decision to make sooner rather than later.After kicking off the year with a run to the last eight at the Masters, the 46-year-old has also progressed to the semi-finals at the UK Open and the European Championship, losing out to Price and Peter Wright respectively.He succumbed to Michael van Gerwen in his first televised final at the Players Championship Finals in 2017, yet he’s a more formidable proposition now, which augurs well in his pursuit of glory.“I’m knocking on the door a few times now, so hopefully my bit of luck will come through and it will be my time at the Grand Slam or the Worlds,” said Clayton. Jonny Clayton helped create history on Sunday, as he and Gerwyn Price clinched Wales’ maiden World Cup crown Clayton featured as a challenger in the 2020 Premier League back in March This presents the perfect opportunity for Clayton to capitalise on this momentum. He was devastated after succumbing 11-8 to Wright in last month’s European Championship semi-finals – a remarkable miscount at a crucial juncture proving expensive.Fortunately for ‘The Ferret’, his World Cup medal ensures that is a distant memory, and now the full-time plasterer is focused on raising his darting ceiling.“I let myself down there [European Championship] but I know I can play darts and lifting that trophy has got to give me confidence. It is my second trophy with the PDC.“Austria was my first and this is definitely the biggest trophy. Hopefully this is going to kick me on and the confidence is definitely there, it’s just putting it all together and carrying on.“There are massive competitions left – the Grand Slam, the World Championship and also the Players Championships. I’m looking forward to it.”Follow the action from the Grand Slam with all nine days covered on Sky Sports Arena from November 16-24. If you are out and about follow via our live blogs and @SkySportsDarts for regular updates. Having flourished in tandem last weekend, the pair will now lock horns at the Ricoh Arena after being pitted together in Group G of the cross-code event alongside Pro Tour winner Ryan Joyce and women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki.Price is eyeing a third successive Grand Slam crown, yet for Clayton, he is targeting a major title that could aid his bid to become a full-time professional. Gerywn Price bigged up his partner Jonny Clayton in a great team effort to claim the World Cup for Wales. “When we used to play Rugby, the hooker usually listens to the scrum-halfs, but I think he’s a bit bigger than me so I won’t talk to Gezzy about the Grand Slam. I’ll keep that to myself!”Clayton offers a little chuckle as he discusses the prospect of dethroning his World Cup partner, but he’s got every reason to be buoyant following his exploits in Salzburg.The pair struggled to fulfil their potential in their previous two World Cup appearances as a partnership, but they performed magnificently in Austria to become the fourth nation to lift the coveted title.“I’m a very proud man. I think we both are to be honest. I don’t know if you’ve spoken to Gezzy [Price] but on the way back on the flight, we were both still buzzing. It was a great night,” he added.“We’re proud Welshman, so to represent your country and win the World Cup for the first time for your country, it’s a special time and I’m over the moon to be honest.” Clayton’s best major results – Advertisement – Live Grand Slam of Darts November 16, 2020, 1:00pmLive on “I still work. I’ve thought long and hard about do I give up to concentrate on darts?” Clayton told the Darts Show podcast.“I am afraid to take that step and I’m going to leave it as it is at the moment because if darts doesn’t go well, I’ve still got that income coming in. ‘The Ferret’ recently regained his place in the world’s top 16, but he remains the highest-ranked player to balance his darting commitments with a full-time job, as a plasterer for Carmarthenshire Council.Glen Durrant is a prime example of what can be achieved when taking the plunge. The three-time BDO world champion left his job as a housing manager after 30 years when he claimed a PDC Tour Card last January, and now he’s a Premier League champion.However, the pressure of competing against the world’s elite is heightened when you are solely reliant on your performances to earn a living, which Clayton concedes is the main factor behind his hesitation.- Advertisement – Masters quarter-final (2020) Players Championship Final (2017)

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New York City to begin easing anti-virus restrictions on June 8

first_imgNew York City, the hardest-hit spot in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, will start easing its restrictions on businesses in phases from June 8 as the local spread of the virus has apparently peaked, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.Restrictions will be lifted in four stages, with construction among the first business sectors allowed to resume some activities, Cuomo indicated.According to the governor, public transportation ridership is expected to increase by up to 400,000 people per day during the first phase, with the total remaining far below pre-pandemic levels. Amid the lingering fear of virus infection, the city will continue to close the subway system overnight to disinfect trains and will task personnel with preventing train cars from becoming overcrowded.As easing social-distancing restrictions too rapidly could potentially trigger a second wave of the virus outbreak, Cuomo emphasized continued caution in reopening the city.”We have to be smart,” he said. “People have to wear masks. But the public transit system will be safe, and individuals will make their own choice as they always do.”Wide-scale social-distancing measures have been in place in New York City since late March, with major tourist sites such as Times Square and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan remaining desolate amid a lack of tourists.All 50 US states have moved to begin reopening their economies. Parts of New York State outside the city have already begun easing social distancing due to a sustained decline in the number of new infections and deaths from the coronavirus.New York City has confirmed about 199,000 infections with over 21,000 fatalities, including suspected cases.Topics :last_img read more

Self-proclaimed king and queen of ‘Keraton Agung Sejagat’ in Purworejo sentenced to prison

first_imgThe Purworejo District Court in Central Java has sentenced a couple who earlier this year declared themselves the king and queen of the so-called Keraton Agung Sejagat (World Empire) to prison for spreading false information.Forty-three-year-old Totok Santosa Hadiningrat was sentenced to four years behind bars while his wife, 42-year-old Fani Aminadia, was sentenced to one year and six months.“The two defendants were proven to have spread false information and deliberately caused a public disturbance,” presiding judge Sutarno said in a hearing on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com. The panel of judges ruled that the couple had violated Article 14 of the 1946 Criminal Law, which prohibits spreading false information that could cause mass hysteria and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.Read also: Purworejo man declares his kingdom ‘mother of all states’The sentence was lighter than the prosecutors’ demand of five years’ imprisonment for Toto and three years and six months for Fani. Both the prosecutors and the defendant’s lawyers said they were still considering whether to appeal the sentence.Both Totok and Fani proclaimed their royalty in January, inviting the press to their “palace” in Pogung Jurutengah village, Bayan district, Purworejo regency to announce the new kingdom’s existence. The declaration quickly went viral on social media.Totok claimed that his kingdom had around 425 followers back then, while his so-called royal advisor said the kingdom was a successor to the Majapahit kingdom that spanned much of Southeast Asia at its peak in the 13th century.Days after the declaration, the Purworejo Police arrested the couple for spreading false news.Topics :last_img read more

ICS: 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea and shore due to crew change crisis

first_imgThe situation poses a risk of supply chains being logjammed as ships without crews won’t be able to sail. A staggering number of seafarers is being impacted by the inability to carry out crew changes due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travel by national governments across the globe. Some countries like Cyprus, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Djibouti have lifted restrictions in order to facilitate the repatriation of crews. However, more needs to be done in order to resolve the ongoing ordeal of so many seafarers. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging ships around the world to sound their horns when in port at 12.00 local time on July 8th to remind governments of the ongoing crew change crisis.   The situation has resulted in 400,000 seafarers being affected, with 200,000 workers who have overrun their contracts and are currently stranded on ships, and another 200,000 are at shore, waiting to start their tours of duty, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The action comes ahead of a critical summit meeting led by the UK Government on July 9th to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on crew changes and on the day leaders meet for the ILO Global Summit. “The solutions do not need money or complicated negotiations. Governments must now implement these protocols. If bureaucracy continues to get in the way, what has already become a humanitarian crisis at sea, and what is fast becoming an economic one, will lead to severe consequences for an already overstretched global economy. The time for political leadership is now,” he said. Guy Platten, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping, said there was a clear solution for the ongoing crisis: a regulator-approved 12-step crew change road map. Despite incessant calls from the maritime bodies, seafarers are yet to be designated as ‘key workers’ and exempted from travel restrictions.last_img read more

Motorist hurt in road crash

first_imgOfficers of the Toboso municipalpolice station were investigating the incident./PN Castellano was brought to the VicenteGustilo District Hospital in Escalante City, Negros Occidental for medicaltreatment.  According to police investigators,Castellano was driving a motorcycle when he lost control and crashed into a busdriven by 32-year-old Melbert Mata of Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, Negros Occidentalaround 1 p.m. on Nov. 3.  BACOLOD City – A man was injured in aroad crash in Barangay Tabun-ac, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The 36-year-old Wardell Castellanosustained injuries on the body, a police report showed.last_img read more

Franklin County early in-person voting information

first_imgBrookville, IN—Registered voters can opt for early in-person voting at the Franklin County courthouse. The hours are today through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday, May 30, 8 am to 2 pm; and Monday, June 1, 8:30 am to noon.last_img

Police Blotter 06-11-2020

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Gerrard confident in Reds’ bottle

first_imgLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists they have the bottle to close out a top-four place this season. But Gerrard believes the character shown at the Britannia Stadium proves they will not fade away as the competition for Champions League qualification heats up. “If we’d gone 2-0 up there a few years back we’d have probably lost the game 3-2 after letting Stoke back into it,” said the midfielder. “The manager asked us at half-time if we had the character and bottle to go and win the game and we went and proved we can. “I was wondering whether our character was going to come through and whether we could turn it back around again. “We showed that and we went on to win the game emphatically. “It goes to show how much we’ve improved and we have a bit more steel in the team. “Results went against us on Saturday and that added to the pressure going to Stoke. “I think everyone was looking for us to slip up, looking at Stoke’s home form and people questioning our strength away from home, but I think we have proved to everyone we are right up for this fight for the top four. Press Association “We feel as if away from home we can click and get that consistency and we can add that to our home form we are confident we can get what we want, which is top four.” Striker Daniel Sturridge’s comeback from an ankle sprain after seven weeks has provided Liverpool with further ammunition alongside the top-flight’s leading scorer Luis Suarez. “He (Sturridge) is a top player with huge potential and he can be whatever he wants to be,” said Gerrard. “He can become a world-class player and it is all about Daniel now – does he want to go and grab it? “But he looked sharp when he came on and hopefully he can stay fit until the end of the season because with Suarez and Sturridge we are going to score many, many goals.” While the return from injury of Sturridge, who came off the bench to score, was significant, the form of youngster Raheem Sterling was also instrumental. Theo Walcott’s injury has opened up a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad and Gerrard believes the 19-year-old would be an ideal fit. “It’s very disappointing for Theo with his injury but I’m sure Roy Hodgson is looking out for who is going to replace him and I think Raheem’s performances of late have been sensational,” said the England captain. “There are many candidates: Aaron Lennon is playing well, Andros Townsend, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain is back, but if you are looking at like-for-like pace down the wing who can score and create then Raheem has a fantastic chance. “I said to him after the game ‘If you keep that level of performance then you will make it very difficult for Roy not to take you’ and he listened. “Hopefully he can build on the confidence from his recent performances and finish the season really strongly. “The one thing you don’t want to play against as a full-back is pace and pace coming at you all the time and he is a lad who will be relentless, even if he makes a mistake he will keep going. “He is a team player and everyone knows Roy Hodgson, he likes a wide player who can defend. “He has everything going for him, now it is just up to him to be consistent.” Sunday’s 5-3 win at Stoke, their first league success there in nearly 30 years, returned the Reds to fourth place after results for their rivals saw them slip down to sixth 24 hours earlier. The performance was not without hiccups, however, as the visitors squandered a 2-0 lead and gave themselves a few more nervy moments after conceding again to make it 4-3. last_img read more