In partnership with the Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will operate a free Child Seat Inspection Clinic this Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in support of Child Passenger Safety Week. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office bicycle patrol will also be on hand to answer questions about bicycle safety.Children of any age are invited to bring their bicycles to the northwest corner of the parking lot at Washington Square Mall where our bicycle deputies will set up a safety course. Children who bring a bicycle and particpate in the course will receive a free bicycle helmet courtesy of Deaconess Health System.The child seat inspection station will operate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 betwen 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Washington Square Mall. Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect your car seat for proper installation.Child Passenger Safety Week promotes the importance of proper child seat safety, by raising awareness through a national and statewide ad campaign. Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual event and takes place this year between September 17-23.“Using a child seat correctly can save a child’s life. Our office is pleased to partner with the Automotive Safety Program and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in order to show parents how to properly install and use a child safety seat and explain when it is time to transition to a new car seat or seat belt,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding.Indiana traffic crash data shows that in 2016, 218 children in Indiana under the age of 13 were seriously injured, and 10 children died, while unrestrained in an automobile accident. A 2015 NHTSA National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats shows 37.4 percent of children ages 4 to 7 in the United States were not being properly restrained.Free child seat inspection stations are offered across the state and available throughout the year. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office provides free inspections on an appointment basis. For more information, please visit our website by clicking here.For a complete list of child seat inspection stations across the state, broken down by county, please click here.To learn more about choosing the right car seat, including an easy-to-use car seat finder tool, please click here.For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please click here. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has embarked on a new project to rehabilitate Bourda Street, which has been in an execrable state for quite some time. As such, while some vendors believe that this is a good initiative, the views of others differ.Some of the works being undertaken at Bourda StreetThe works are being done in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Ministry.A vendor, who requested to be anonymous, revealed that due to the works being done, there has been a significant reduction of customers in that particular area as they cannot access the street. In the past days, business has been ‘slow’ and sometimes, the produce is not being sold so she incurs a loss. She believes that they should’ve been advised not to sell in the area until the rehabilitation of the street is completed.Meanwhile, a number of other merchandisers expressed their satisfaction with the new asphalt street and stalls; and have given their full cooperation until this project is completed.This, they said, will be an improvement and the market will see more customers and sales in the future, as the appearance of the area will be much better than it was before. They also think that the infestation of rodents will also be eradicated.“Excellent. I believe they’re doing an excellent job and they need to continue what they’re doing. There will be new stalls and they will be doing it in concrete so we won’t be having rats and these things no more,” Alfred Mack related.For now, the entrances to the stalls have been moved to the western pavement and vendors were asked not to use their current stalls after these works are completed.Vendors were told by M&CC Town Clerk Royston King, that new stalls will be constructed as per the M&CC’s specifications, as it relates to the dimension of each stall.As a result, taxes will also be increased on the upgraded stalls, to improve the services and facilities such as water, lightS and security being offered.
In this business, we usually associate Friday nights with big games on the football field. It’s only natural. It’s where our head goes because high school football and Friday nights just go together like peanut butter and jelly.But this isn’t about football.There may be some names you associate with local football teams, but there’s no more football talk.We’re here for basketball and what is essentially a smorgasbord of choices on the first big Friday night in league play the Humboldt-Del …
15 June 2010Every four years, fans from around the world travel to the moving mecca of football, Fifa World Cup tournament. Some simply travel down the road, some from a neighbouring city – while others traverse the globe to see their team take part in the world’s biggest sporting event.On Sunday, 38 833 people congregated at Loftus Versveld stadium in Tshwane/Pretoria to watch Ghana and Serbia play in the host city’s opening match.Waiting patiently for the Metrorail train from Johannesburg’s Park Station (the main transport hub in the CBD) to the Loftus Stadium was Maxwell Valenkamp.“I heard that the train from Joburg to Pretoria was free on match days,” said Valenkamp. “A Brazilian at my backpackers told me, so I came. I really wasn’t expecting it to be this easy.”Valenkamp is a Dutch national whose mother is Ghanaian. “I really decided to get behind this the first African World Cup, if it was in Holland I wouldn’t get as involved – this is special for me.”As the train rolled out of Park Station, there were fans clad in every form of attire: Serbian flags draped over Bafana Bafana jerseys, Ghanaian flags painted on local faces – and everyone blowing their vuvuzelas.‘There is a sense of brotherhood’“South Africa is doing very well, totally contrary to the image that is often held in the foreign press,” said Valenkamp. “There is no tension, everybody is relaxed. I love it. The atmosphere before the match, everybody is friendly and the vibe is great. There is a sense of brotherhood.”The people aboard the train were not your everyday commuters, but rather the mixture you would expect from a World Cup crowd. “This tournament has brought people together,” said Valenkamp. “Like on this train, supporting Bafana. Supporting Africa and supporting the World Cup. I think this tournament will open a few eyes, it has broken borders and stereotypes.”Trains hold a special place in the national psyche of the South African people. The famous local anthem Shosholoza, which is synonymous with football in the country, depicts a steam train moving through the land.During apartheid, trains represented the breaking apart of people as they carried workers away from their families and communities. This train and its commuters showed how far the nation has come.‘Through this we learn a lot’“I have found moments like this really great,” said Valenkamp. “You get asked interesting questions, people want to know where you are from, and through this we learn a lot. You get to know people, their history, sharing stories, learning about their cultures.”The first Fifa World Cup in Africa means much to Valenkamp, whose roots are firmly established in the continent. “I was in Cape Town for the France vs Uruguay game, and the crowd gave standing ovations for players from African backgrounds. I was amazed by that. This is definitely the ‘Rainbow Nation’, in fact you could call this the ‘Rainbow World Cup’. It has that feel to it.”Valenkamp has spent much of his life in Ghana’s main city, Accra, visiting his family, and perhaps a bigger Black Star supporter than himself is his mother. “She can’t watch,” laughs Valenkamp. “It’s bad for her heart. She is so happy I am here watching Ghana live.”‘A confidence legacy’As the train moved past massive rail upgrades, construction sites and new stations, Valenkamp pointed out the legacy of a massive event like the Fifa World Cup.“It is cool to see this much improvement, but more than the infrastructure is a confidence legacy. For young people around the continent, this says something about Africa. We can be optimistic, we can make things happen, it gives people hope.”Valenkamp made his way from the station to the stadium. After an action-packed match he was rewarded with a Black Stars victory.“It is hard to describe what I am feeling right now,” he said. “I am so full of joy and happiness. The travel was worth it. It built the vibe. This sort of thing brings you closer.“You meet people, and that is what makes the memories, all these South Africans supporting my team, making it a home match, just amazing. This is the World Cup spirit.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has initiated an investigation of the economic impact on the United States of all trade agreements with respect to which Congress has enacted an implementing bill under trade authorities’ procedures since Jan. 1, 1984.The investigation, Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures, 2016 Report, is required by section 105(f)(2) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. As required by the statute, the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, fact-finding federal agency, will submit its report to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance by June 29, 2016. The report is the first of two required by the statute; the Commission will submit a second report in five years.The Commission’s report will cover the Uruguay Round Agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA — Canada, Mexico), and U.S. free trade agreements with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), Israel, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore.The USITC seeks input for this report from all interested parties. The USITC will hold a public hearing in connection with the investigation on Nov. 17, 2015. Additional information is available at www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2015/er0804ll480.htm.
The extension of concessions available for wards of Kashmiri migrants for admission in higher educational institutions to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley, will be within the existing quota, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has clarified. The Ministry had last month decided that the concessions available for Kashmiri migrants will also be available to non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families, for admission into higher educational institutions in other parts of the country from the 2020-21 academic session. Following the notification, the Ministry received various queries from educational institutions about whether the increase in intake capacity up to 5%, course-wise, and reservation of at least one seat in the merit quota in technical and professional institutions is over and above the existing quota.“It is clarified that the concessions for wards of both Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley for admission in higher educational institutions from the academic year 2020-21 and onwards are within the existing quota till further orders,” the HRD Ministry said in an official communication.The HRD Ministry had taken the decision following a discussion with the Home Ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government, after it had received several representations to extend the concessions to non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits as well. The concessions granted to students include relaxation in cut-off percentage up to 10% (subject to minimum eligibility requirement), increase in intake capacity up to 5% in each course and reservation of at least one seat in the merit quota in technical and professional institutions. While there is no requirement of a domicile certificate for Kashmiri migrants, the Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families living in the Valley will need a domicile certificate to avail concession.
Story Highlights Duty ForecasterNational Meteorological CentreNorman Manley International AirportTel: 924-8055, 116 (severe weather hotline) The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today, as the area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica and its coastal waters.Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated that moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms have been affecting sections of central and western parishes, since this morning. These showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue today over most of the island. Flash flooding, is therefore possible, over low-lying and flood-prone areas.A decrease in the showers and thunderstorms is expected on Wednesday as the area of low pressure moves away from Jamaica.Fishers and other marine interests are urged to exercise caution as strong winds are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms particularly south and west of the island.The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation. The Meteorological Service has continued the Severe Weather Alert for Jamaica until 5 p.m. today. The area of low pressure over the central Caribbean, continues to influence weather conditions over Jamaica. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicate moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some provinces have been creating challenges when it comes to making what he insists are important investments in Canada’s cities.Speaking ahead of his meeting with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities today in Ottawa, Trudeau says not all provinces share his view about the importance of tangible investments in things like infrastructure.The prime minister has been criticized for how slowly federal money has moved for big civic construction projects, despite a Liberal plan to spend more than $185 billion on them over 12 years.The mayors of Canada’s big cities are meeting are also meeting today with Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, who says speeding up project approvals is a top priority.Trudeau says he thinks investment in big-city infrastructure is one of the best ways to create jobs in the short term and meaningful growth over the long term.Trudeau argues his Liberal government has made significant investments in cities and communities in areas like housing, transit and green infrastructure since coming to power in 2015.The Canadian Press