The lottery win that was almost lost

first_img Tagged with: data Fundraising Lotteries Melanie May | 16 September 2016 | News A charity lottery winner almost missed out on his prize after forgetting to tell the charity that he had moved.Retired postman David Stuart won £25,000 on a monthly Lotto and Superdraw run by Demelza Hospice Care for Children.Paul Booth, Demelza’s head of lottery and gaming, had hoped to present the £25,000 cheque personally to Mr Stuart, but when he arrived on the doorstep of Mr Stuart’s old house in Maidstone, Kent he discovered that Stuart had moved away six months previously without updating his details with the charity. It took a six-week search before Demelza managed to track Stuart down to his new home, 40 miles away at Littlestone-on-Sea.Booth said:“A neighbour told me that Mr Stuart had moved – possibly to east Kent, but they didn’t have a forwarding address. I discovered he had worked for the Post Office, so we tried contacting them, but to no avail. We also tried 192, Facebook and BT directory enquiries, but drew a blank.”Stuart paid his lottery membership by direct debit but the sort code was for an old Post Office Giro bank account, which had been taken over by Alliance & Leicester, and then Santander. The charity sent numerous letters and emails to Santander and were on the point of giving up when Mr Stuart finally got in touch, having received one of the letters.Happily, Stuart has now received his winnings, and has spent them on a new four-berth camper van so he and his partner can tour around Britain and Europe (pictured). Advertisement The lottery win that was almost lost About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  219 total views,  1 views today  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Leaked reports show army and government abuse accreditation system

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation Leaked reports by the army high command and the prime minister’s office that were published in the Turkish press on 8 and 9 March show that the news media are classified according to their support for government policies and that the procedures for issuing press accreditation are used to undermine critical newspapers and journalists and reward those that support the armed forces, Reporters Without Borders said today“We condemn this use of black-lists and these attempts to neutralise journalists by depriving them of their raw material, information,” the press freedom organisation said. “The armed forces like to portray themselves as the guardians of society and yet they try to gag those journalists they consider to be troublesome. Such procedures are not compatible with democratic principles. The Turkish should abandon such practices aimed at influencing the media.”Reporters Without Borders said it supported the protests voiced by the Turkish Association of Journalists (TGC), the Contemporary Association of Journalists (CGD), the Union of Journalists of Turkey (TGS) and the Press Council (Basin Konseyi) against the methods of the army high command and the prime minister’s office. Noting that these organisations said the accreditation system had always been problematic in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders added: “Like them, we hope that the outcry about these reports will help to shake up this system and change these practices.”The aim of the leaked high command’s report, written in November 2006 by the army’s departmental directorate for public relations and published on 8 March, was to evaluate the “loyalty” of the media towards the Turkish Armed Forces (FAT) and to ban those regarded as weakest from attending or participating in military activities such as news conference and guided tours. The report’s authors were fully aware of the harm done by a refusal to issue accreditation. The report included this comment: “Not granting accreditation to media regarded as not very credible has also contributed to these media being held in low esteem by the public.”The report analysed the editorial line of 19 daily newspapers, 18 TV stations, eight magazines and five news agencies. There is no mention of any pro-Islamist media as the army refuses to grant them any accreditation as a matter of principle.A footnote said this about the daily Radikal: “This is a newspaper that the FAT should follow closely. It is liable at times to differentiate itself on the subject of the FAT. During the period March-July 2005, the newspaper employed the term ‘death’ for the FAT martyrs. This elicited criticism. The subject was raised on 21 July 2005 during a briefing for the media and the newspaper has since improved its editorial line thanks to the sensitivity of the managing editor, Ismet Barkan.”As a result, the army recommended that the newspaper’s accreditation should be renewed but that the four columnist who had criticised the FAT – Nuray Mert, Yildirim Türker, Murat Belge and Hasan Celal Güzel – should not receive individual accreditation.The army report recommended that accreditation of the UK-based Jane’s Defence Weekly should be maintained but that its correspondent, Lale Sariibrahimoglu, should not be invited to FAT activities for journalists. Her accreditation had already been cancelled by the army when she wrote for the conservative daily Bugün.In a final example, the report noted that Erol Mütercimler, the presenter of the programme “Press Club,” was a fierce critic of the army, even getting into conspiracy theory. It recommended that his TV station’s accreditation should be provisionally suspended and that the station’s owner, Ufuk Güldemir, and some of its journalists, should be barred from military activities for the press.On 9 March, the day after the leaked report was first published, the army issued a press release announcing a judicial investigation, without saying whether it was an internal investigation or one targeted at the media that had published the report.The same day, the daily Cumhuriyet published an article on the “Monthly report by the prime minister’s office,” consisting of a sort of classification of the media. The prime minister’s press office described the article as “unreal and deliberate” and insisted that “no such report has ever been submitted to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”According to the newspaper, the report even included the fact that journalists Nuray Basaran, Enis Berberoglu, Oral Calislar and Güngör Uras drank 2002 vintage Syrah Calvet French red wine during a visit to Lebanon on 5 July 2005.The Islamist daily Yeni Safak (New Dawn) is identified in the report as an essential support for Prime Minister Erdogan and his government. The committed Islamist daily Vakit (Time) is praised for “deflecting criticism of the government over the Muslim headscarf”and the Islamist daily Zaman is praised for being “free of prejudice towards any group or person.”Other newspapers are not held in such high esteem. The republican Cumhuriyet is “rarely objective,” the liberal centrist Millyet is said to have improved after Sedat Ergin became its editor and “the articles and content became more positive.” The liberal right daily Sabah (Morning) is accused of becoming more negative, publishing fewer stories about the government and putting them on the inside paged when it did.As for the liberal right newspaper Hürriyet (Freedom), the report says it “no longer puts the government’s activities on its front page since its leading journalists were not allowed on the prime minister’s plane during and his US visit, and the reports on the government are quite short.”The European Union, which Turkey wants to join, has said Turkey will not be able to meet democratic standards as long as the army continues to exercise influence over non-military matters. The Turkish Armed Forces, which often portray themselves as a bulwark against Islamism, have seized power three times, the last one in 1980. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more News March 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leaked reports show army and government abuse accreditation system RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey Leaked reports published by the Turkish media on 8 and 9 March show that the army and the prime minister’s office punish and reward journalists according to their “loyalty.” April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Inwood i-sales bring in $26.5M

first_img2. A limited liability company affiliated with Abro Management Corp. sold a 9,200-square-foot retail building at 4910 Broadway in Inwood for $10.5 million. The buyer was a limited liability company affiliated with Fine Fare Supermarket. Richard Scharf signed for the seller.3. Developer Imperial Companies sold a 12,200-square-foot commercial condo unit, designated as a community facility, at its Henry Hall development at 515 West 38th Street in Hell’s Kitchen for $10.23 million. The buyer was the Committee to Protect Journalists.4. Limited liability company Ingraham Realty Properties sold a 20,000-square-foot warehouse at 150 Varick Avenue in East Williamsburg at $10 million. The buyer was limited liability company Eastern Pearl Holdings, affiliated with 99 Asian Supermarket in Boston. Xi Ping Xia signed for the buyer, while Michael and Steven Levy signed for the seller.Contact Orion Jones Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Clockwise from left: 515 West 38th Street in Hudson Yards, 400 West 219th Street with Peter Fine of Bolivar and 150 Varick Avenue in East Williamsburg (Google Maps)Compared to last week, the middle range of New York’s real estate investment market was downright sluggish for the week ending March 19.Four mid-market deals, most of which were around $10 million, were recorded, for a total sales volume of just under $47 million. Last week, there were six closed sales for a total of $147 million. Mid-market sales involve properties that change hands for between $10 million and $30 million each.Three deals in Manhattan — a school site and retail building in Inwood, and a community facility in Hell’s Kitchen — brought in $26.2 million, while a Brooklyn warehouse fetched $10 million. Two of the sites appear to be earmarked for grocery stores.Here are more details on those sales:1. Peter Fine’s Bolivar Development bought a 8,600-square foot parcel at 400 West 219th Street in Inwood for $16 million. The developer has plans filed for a 120,000-square-foot educational building on the site, and secured $10 million in financing from M&T Bank to make its purchase. The seller was the limited liability company Van John Realty.Read moreJeff Sutton sells $31M stake in Williamsburg propertyDelshah Capital buys Midtown commercial condo at former TGI Friday’sBenchmark picks up UES building; SNL snares Bronx warehouse Tags Full Name* brooklynCommercial Real EstateDevelopmentInvestment SalesManhattanlast_img read more

Moore Allen and Innocent’s £1m half hour

first_imgCharlcutt Barn near Calne was one of the highlights of an auction in Cirencester on 30th March, when nearly £1 million worth of property was sold in under 30 minutes by auctioneer Roy Bowyer of Moore Allen & Innocent.One stunning sale was Charlcott Barn – just 100 yards from its buyers’ home – David Harrop and Camille Van Hoegaerden bought the barn ‘across the road’ for conversion.The stunning barn in Gloucestershire raised £19,000 more than the auctioneer’s guide price of £144,000.Builder David and Camille, who will project manage the conversion of the modern agricultural structure into their dream home, won a round of competitive bidding to secure Charlcutt Barn for £144,000 – £19,000 more than the auctioneer’s guide price.Their nerves held – not least because it’s not the first property they’ve bought at auction. Last year they successfully bid for a three storey Victorian terrace house in Westbury, Wiltshire which they’ve converted for rent. Charlcutt Barn, though, will be their home. “We saw it come up for auction and thought what a great place it would be for a home,” said David. “It’s got great views.”In total, £917,000 worth of property was sold during the auction, and properties are already lined up for the summer auction.Dubai… or not to buy?Symonds & Sampson drew an international audience to their latest auction with bidders attending from London, the Home Counties and throughout the south of England as well as telephone bidders in Austria and Dubai.It was the first auction of the year for auctioneer Mark Lewis who said, “The intensive marketing campaign in the regional papers together with the strong presence on the internet encouraged buyers to view the properties and we had to ration some appointments as there were just too many people who wanted to look.”Houses to improve included 69 St James in Shaftesbury with planning permission to improve selling for £185,000 to a buyer in West Sussex; Denby in Stalbridge, bought by a local family for £211,000 and Foxcroft Drive in Wimborne which sold for £325,000.White Roses on the Leweston Estate received very strong press coverage having been owned by the Rose’s cordial family in the 1940s. The house had been occupied by staff employed at the school and was set in a wonderful position. There was good interest in the property and it sold 12% above guide at £560,000.The most interest was reserved for a semi-detached cottage in Motcombe near Shaftesbury. The cottage had not been occupied for 8 years and needed complete refurbishment and was the subject of an improvement order from Dorset County Council.After 128 viewings and 480 legal documents downloaded, the guide of £150,000 was easily exceeded and after 50 bids the gavel fell at £322,000, 116 per cent above the guide.Allsop’s March auction raises £54mAllsop’s March sale achieved an overall success rate of 71 per cent.The average lot size was £368,000 and five of the properties sold achieved in excess of £1million. The largest lot to sell was lot 26 – a freehold former health centre with potential for redevelopment in Greenford, Middlesex – which sold for £2m, more than double the guide price of £900,000- £950,000.Quality lots with redevelopment potential attracted considerable interest, such as lot 31, a mid-terrace office and retail unit in Staines (pictured). With permitted development for residential conversion, which sold for £410,000 compared to the guide price of £295,000.Gary Murphy, partner at Allsop, said, “As ever the catalogue was very diverse, both geographically and with regard to the types of properties available, but the common theme was the importance of pricing. In particular, higher value assets and poorer quality lots, for which the pool of bidders is likely to be more limited, need keener pricing. Where lots were priced sensibly they saw competitive bidding, with many going under the hammer well in excess of the reserve.“Having sold £17m in value prior to the action and with deals still being done on the remaining lots, the auction process has also proved a successful catalyst for sales before and after the event itself. Notably, distressed sales were at the lowest level for a number of years, which is a good sign of an improved economy.”Smashed records at Cheffins’ first auction of 2017On 15th March, almost £4.2m worth of sales was achieved across 21 lots at Cheffins first property auction of the year. The sale had the highest level of pre-event interest ever recorded with 600 legal packs downloaded and over 200 buyers in attendance.The star lot was a freehold mixed use building in Biggleswade which achieved £1,055,000 against a guide of £900,000, making it the record hammer price ever recorded at a Cheffins property auction. Generating an annual income of £50,000 from established tenants, the property brought competitive bidding within the room, eventually selling to a local investor. Similarly, a mixed use building on Ramsey High Street in Cambridgeshire sold for £208,000 against a guide price of £140,000.The record price at Biggleswade shows how auction really is the best forum to generate interest in mixed use property.The much anticipated Keith Leonard Estate also saw competitive bidding. Consisting of seven lots, Mr Leonard’s legacy comprised two houses and a large agricultural barn, alongside over 90 acres of both arable and garden land, one of the few traditional fenland estates to still be in existence. The Estate generated a total of over £1.25m.Ian Kitson, Director, Cheffins, said, “Investment properties offering guaranteed yields really set the room alight in our first sale of the year. With competitive bidding from both local and national buyers, the record price made at Biggleswade goes to show how auction really is the best forum to generate the most interest for these popular mixed-use properties. As prices are continuing to rise across all property types in the region, we are expecting to see ongoing inward investment with mixed -use offerings continue to sell at premium prices.”iam-sold’s 86% success at South Yorkshire auction iam-sold’s recent auction at the New York Stadium in South Yorkshire achieved its best success rate in the area for over a year – 37 lots went under the hammer, with 32 sold for a total of £2,444,500.Among the properties sold at the auction were:9 St. Johns Road, Laughtonen- le-Morthen, a beautiful 18th Century stone built cottage sold for £167,500, achieving £18,500 above the starting price.388 Gleadless Road, Sheffield – A three-bedroom mid-terraced house sold for £82,000, achieving £14,500 above the starting price.29 Serlby Lane, Harthill, a three-bedroom detached house which sold for its £270,000 reserve price.Jamie Cooke, Managing Director of iam-sold, comments, “This auction demonstrates that there is strong market demand, with several lots achieving above their starting prices, driven up by competitive bidding.”Jamie added,, “Our higher end properties in this area tend to average around £200,000, but selling something for over £0.5 million is becoming more common, especially now we are seeing an increase in the numbers of owner/occupiers in the auction room.“It just goes to show that there is demand at all ends of the sales spectrum when it comes to property, and selling at auction helped 4 Westfield Park sell above asking price.”Top honour for Clive EmsonThe founder and chairman of Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer has been awarded a top civic honour.Clive Emson was presented with the Kent Invicta Award for his outstanding achievements and charity work across the county.He received the honour from Kent County Council Chairman Tom Gates in a ceremony during a full council meeting at County Hall, Maidstone.Clive, who founded Maidstone based Clive Emson Auctioneers in 1989 after decades of experience in then property business, was presented with a cheque for £5,000 for a Kent charity of his choice. He said, “I am absolutely delighted and amazed to have been honoured in this way by my county. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this.”Well-known for hosting charity auctions right across the south and a familiar face on TV’s Homes Under The Hammer, Clive added: “It is an absolute privilege for me to be in the illustrious company of Invicta Award winners – and a great boost for charity. Clive donated to three charities:The Young Lives Foundation, the charity that supports vulnerable children across Kent of which he is President.The Switch Cafe in Maidstone which looks after vulnerable young people in a safe environment during the day and early evening.The Young People’s Fund which Clive and wife Sue set up two years ago to give immediate help, where necessary, to young and vulnerable people whose need falls outside the criteria of established charities.Kent Invicta Award iam-sold Moore Allen and Innocent Allsop auctioneers auctions Cheffins Clive Emson Symonds & Sampson May 26, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Oxfordshire MP’s attack Boris Johnson on drugs

first_imgBoris Johnson admitted this week to having experimented with drugs in his younger days, snorting cocaine and smoking marijuana, which he says “was jolly nice.”Oxfordshire MP’s have been quick to criticize Johnson. Lib Dem Evan Harris called Johnson a hypocrite given his party’s tough stance on drug related crime.”Tory policy, trying to appear tough on drug-taking, does not permit a defence of youthful indiscretion so Boris Johnson really has to explain why he is not seeking to prosecute himself to the full extent of the law that he wishes to impose on everyone else,” he said.Harris said he himself had never taken drugs. Others were less forthcoming–David Cameron and Andrew Smith (Oxford East’s Labour MP) both declined to comment.Johnson’s party, meanwhile, seemed unconcerned.  Ann Ducker, president of South Oxfordshire Conservative Association said: “It was all a long time ago and he is very much against drugs now. We will certainly not be asking for his resignation or anything like that.”last_img read more

Memorial Day Service Remembers the Fallen

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleArmy Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney told an audience at the Ocean City Tabernacle on Memorial Day that he spent eight years of his military service in Iraq.In a heartfelt speech, he informed hundreds of people who filled the room that he learned something that he will carry with him for the rest of his life.“I learned that our flag doesn’t fly because the wind moves,” he said. “It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. Because of my time in the military, I am reminded of that lesson every day.”Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney tells the audience to remember those who made the greatest sacrifice so that others may live in freedom.During the somber ceremony, veterans, dignitaries and others in the audience reflected on the lives lost in battle, paid tribute to their memory, and thanked those who continue to serve and protect the country.Carney, of Northfield, is a married father of two. He served in the Army from 2005-2013, including two tours of duty in Iraq, and was honorably discharged for medical reasons.Today, he works to help other veterans, as a veteran community outreach specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He keeps his K-9 companion dog, Henry, beside him.“Enjoy freedom. It is OK to have barbecues today. It is OK to have a three-day weekend, too. And it’s OK to smile and enjoy the day,” Carney said.But he also reminded the audience of the somber significance of Memorial Day, pointing out that 1.1 million members of the military died so that others could share in freedom and happiness.The audience heard from dignitaries as well as veterans.Mayor Jay Gillian said the community was fortunate to have American Legion Post 524 and VFW Post 6650. Without these groups, the Memorial Day service, and a host of programs for veterans in the community, would not be possible.“We are lucky to have great veterans groups in Ocean City. Without them, this service would not have been possible,” Gillian noted.Echoing Carney’s comments, the mayor told the audience to enjoy the day but reflect upon those who made the greatest sacrifice.Mayor Jay Gillian speaks of the active veterans groups in Ocean City.American Legion Post 524 member and Navy veteran Rob Cozen spoke of what the American Legion stands for, including a multitude of programs the group offers to help veterans and their families.“We live in complicated times,” Cozen reflected. “Until our prayers for the end of all wars are answered, brave men and women who serve this country, whether overseas or home, will have the need of a helping hand.”This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Legion. Cozen said the Legion and its Auxiliary will continue to help those who need a “hand up.”“For the next 100 years, or until the last soldier comes home from war, we will continue our important mission,” he said.Navy veteran Rob Cozen of the American Legion Post 524 points to Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney and thanks him for his service.Throughout the ceremony, members of the military recalled their times of duty and what being in the military means to them.American Legion Post 524 Adjutant Jack Hagan focused his remarks on a vital part of the ceremony, the prisoners of war.He saluted the POWs and explained the significance of what was placed at the front of the stage for all to see.It was a small table adorned with a red rose and white tablecloth. A glass was placed upside down on the table and there was a solitary, empty chair.Steeped in symbolism, the table and other items represented the soldiers who were taken prisoner or went missing in action and never returned home from war.After the program, members of Boy Scout Troop 32 march over to Veterans Memorial Park for a wreath-laying by veterans.“It occupies a place of dignity and honor,” Hagen said of the place setting.He added, “We call them comrades and bear witness to their continued absence.”Hagan explained that the white tablecloth symbolized the purity of the soldiers and the red rose represented the blood they may have spilled.The glass was turned upside down because those soldiers could never enjoy a celebratory post-war toast. The chair remains empty because the soldiers are still missing.But a white candle was also placed on the table, symbolizing the hope that all of the missing soldiers will someday return home.Ocean City High School student Julia Mary Wilson sings the National Anthem.The laying of the wreath, the ringing of a bell, and a presentation of the colors, all traditional ways to honor those who gave their lives, also comprised segments of the program.Music rang out, signifying different military branches. Veterans stood up to eruptions of applause.Many of the veterans on stage became emotional when addressing the crowd.Bob Marzulli, commander of American Legion Post 524, read the names of the veterans who are enshrined in Ocean City’s Honor Roll.After each name was called, George Meyers, a Vietnam veteran, rang a silver bell.American Legion Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli reads off the honor roll while Vietnam veteran George Meyers rings the bell.In closing, as in the 2018 service, Vietnam war veteran Michael Morrissey, Commander of VFW Post 6650 in Ocean City, gave his remarks.He told the audience that it was a similar speech to the one he had given the year before. However, it was a bit more personal.His voice cracked as he gave staggering numbers of the people who died in Vietnam.Two words will continue to resonate with Vietnam veterans, he told the audience: “The wall.”“There are 58,200 names on that polished black wall,” he said of those who died in the war and are enshrined on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. “It is hard to believe it has been 60 years since the first casualty, June 9, 1956.”In all, 31 sets of brothers are on the wall. One soldier was just 15 years old, Morrissey said.VFW Post 6650 Commander Vietnam veteran Mike Morrissey tells of the lives lost in Vietnam.Morrissey said how hard it must have been and still is for the families who lost their loved ones.He recalled his own friendships forged not on the battlefield, but long before they went to Vietnam, friends he grew up with and neighbors who also went to war but did not return home.Morrissey fondly remembered playing ball with one friend who, like him, went to Vietnam, only he didn’t make it home. He would drink beer with another friend when they were teens. Then there was a neighbor he knew for years. They were casualties of war.“The cost of freedom is very steep, but still, we went. We will continue to go if called,” he said.After the ceremony, people filed out of the Tabernacle and went across the street to Veterans Memorial Park to view the wreath that was placed there in honor of those who gave their lives for freedom.Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Carney gives his K-9 companion, Henry, a reassuring pat.Veterans salute during the heartfelt ceremony. Ocean City American Legion Post 524 Adjutant Jack Hagen, during a somber Memorial Day service, salutes an empty table that symbolizes missing members of the military.last_img read more

US distributor targets Mexico

first_imgThe ambitious US distribution company Nascent Wine has bought a Mexican distributor of bakery supplies as part of a plan to become the largest food distributor by scooping up many of the country’s 25,000 small distributors.Nascent paid MEX$290,000 (£14,000) for JM Distribucion, which supplies bakers in Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada and represents three large Mexican brands (Produpan, Marglas and La Florida) and the US bakery supplier Bakemark-Westco.Nascent’s chief executive Sandro Piancone said Nascent already has three other Mexican distributors in its sights. There are over 25,000 foodservice distribution companies in Mexico with estimated annual revenues of approximately $1.5 million, said Nascent.Mexico’s poor roads mean distribution is handled by small vehicles making frequent deliveries.last_img read more

SWAT Team called to home after shooting in South Bend

first_img Previous articleFamily dog rescued, revived during house fire on Karen Drive in ElkhartNext articleWhitmer lifting restrictions on high schools, colleges, entertainement venues 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. Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews SWAT Team called to home after shooting in South Bend Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in South Bend.Officers with the South Bend Police Department were called around 7 p.m. to the area of Lincoln Way West and Brookfield in response to shots fired.When they arrived, they found the victim who was taken to Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Officers then learned that the suspect may have gone into a home with a hostage.The SWAT Team and Negotiating Team was called in.After about two hours, the SWAT Team made entry but no suspect or hostage was found.Anybody with information is asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or the Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263. By Jon Zimney – December 19, 2020 0 545 Google+last_img read more

Birds Bakery names chosen charities of the year

first_imgDerby-based Birds Bakery has chosen WellChild and SSAFA as the charities it will raise funds for during 2019.Throughout the year, staff at Birds Bakery will lead activities to raise money for both charities, in the hope of achieving a total of £100,000 to mark Birds’ 100 years in business.Wellchild is a national UK charity, making it possible for seriously ill children and young people to be cared for at home rather than in a hospital, wherever possible. SSAFA, the armed forces charity, provides support to serving men and women and veterans from the British armed forces, as well as their families or dependents.Fundraising activities will include sales of Birds’ specially created gingerbread hands – a nod to WellChild’s Helping Hands projects, collection tins in stores, a carrier bag levy donation, family events in the stores and other seasonal activities.WellChild said it was delighted to be a charity partner of Birds Bakery, particularly during its important centenary year.“We would like to thank the firm, its employees and customers for their kind support. All the money raised for WellChild will fund our work to help seriously ill children and their families across the UK,” said Colin Dyer, chief executive at WellChild.Jonathan Sandall, director of fundraising at SSAFA, said: “We are honoured to be chosen as Birds Bakery’s charity of the year for 2019. We’re excited to help Birds Bakery celebrate and share its military roots with customers.“The money raised will go a long way in supporting the armed forces communilast_img read more

Relive The Glory Of STS9’s Red Rocks Run With These Gorgeous Photos And Videos

first_img[Video: brentndifer]Orbital[Video: brentndifer] You Don’t Say Load remaining images This weekend, STS9 celebrated its 20th anniversary with a three-night run at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. On Friday night, Tribe played the entirety of their seminal 2005 release Artifact, with the band staying close to the Artifact script, for the most part, and mirroring the studio album’s masterful compositions. On Saturday, the band played a more standard STS9 show, though the energy was palpable, as the iconic venue tend to bring out the best in the jamtronica heavy-weights. To close out the weekend, on Sunday, STS9 started their performance with one of their much-loved “Axe The Cables” acoustic sets before moving into a traditional electric set and encore to close out their three-day run. You can check out videos from the last two nights of Sound Tribe’s three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre below, plus check out photo galleries from Saturday night, courtesy of Ali Baker, and from Sunday, courtesy of Gary Sheer. Enjoy!STS9 Performs Entire “Artifact” Album At Red Rocks [Photos/Video]Setlist: STS9 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/9/2017Set One: You Don’t Say > Kamuy >> Potamus >> Kamuy, When the Dust Settles (Reprise), Rent, Worry No More, Golden Gate >> ArigatoSet Two: Rise Above Get Loud, Abcees, Hidden Hand Hidden Fist, Enceladus, Green Light (Lorde – STS9 remix), Vapors, Be Pulse, Inspire Strikes BackEncore: Tap-In [Video: brentndifer]Warrior (Axed)  Satori (Axed) [Video: brentndifer]F. Wordcenter_img Setlist: STS9 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/10/2017Set One (Axe The Cables): Light Years, The Rabble, Ramone & Emiglio, Satori, Water Song, Warrior, Surreality >> EB, Frequencies 2 > 3Set Two (Full Electric): New Dawn, New Day >> Move My Peeps, F. Word, Hi-Key, Equinox, Shock Doctrine, Sun Moon & Stars, Get LoudEncore: Orbital Load remaining images [Video: brentndifer]Shock Doctrine Light Years (Axed) [Video: brentndifer] Equinoxlast_img read more