ISP Versailles gets new commander

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Indiana State Police Superintendent recently announced that Sergeant Paul Adams would be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will serve as the District Commander for the Versailles Post.Lieutenant Adams is a 1988 graduate of Seymour High School, and a graduate of Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education.Lieutenant Adams graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in June of 1995 and was assigned as a trooper in the Seymour District.In 1999, he was re-assigned as a detective in Jefferson County.In 2004, he was again re-assigned to the Indiana State Police Gaming Division at Belterra Casino in Vevay, where he served as a Gaming Enforcement Detective.In 2006, he was promoted to Sergeant where he supervised troopers in the Versailles District until his current promotion.Lieutenant Adams, a second generation trooper, will now be tasked with supervising all troopers and civilian personnel who work out of the Versailles District.last_img read more

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Tipp footballers focus on qualifiers.

first_imgA tally of 13 wides didn’t help the Premier County’s cause in Semple Stadium.As a beaten provincial semi-finalist Tipp will enter the qualifiers in Round 2 in early July.Manager Peter Creedon is confident his charges will be able to lift themselves for what could be a tough draw against another Division 1 side.last_img

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FIFA urged to back probe of Qatar World Cup

first_imgAnti-corruption advisers appointed by FIFA say it’s important to give “a convincing and transparent answer” to allegations about Qatar’s selection as 2022 World Cup host.The advisory panel chaired by Swiss law professor Mark Pieth says FIFA’s ethics committee investigating the 2018-2022 World Cup hosting decisions “should not rest until there is a conclusive answer.”Pieth’s independent governance committee supports ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia in helping “fearlessly to investigate allegations of corruption at the heart of FIFA.”The comments were published on Wednesday in Pieth’s 15-page final report to the FIFA executive committee summarizing the panel’s work. Some members of FIFA’s board, which voted for Qatar and Russia as World Cup hosts, wanted to remove Garcia.Pieth writes that FIFA officials must “unconditionally cooperate with Mr. Garcia’s investigation.”last_img read more

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Hearts, Kotoko Top 4 shut out may linger till season’s end

first_imgPremier league giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko  lie 9th and 10th respectively on the league log, nearly half way into the season.But unlike previous seasons the two giants may not find their way back  into the Top 4 when the season ends.Though both have what it takes to attempt breaking through the top 4 spot,  the unrelenting efforts being demonstrated by teams in the top 5 and the trend of teams prevailing at home ground are many factors that will make the journey upwards a Herculean task and perhaps insurmountable for them.So what will be required of them? How will the permutations play out? Watch Coach Eben Sefa and renowned pundit Nana Yaw Asante Yeboah discuss thoroughly the results, players and coaches and who made headlines on Match Day 14 of the First Capital Plus premier league on “THE GHANA LEAGUE CYPHER” – anchored by George Addo Junior.Be on the lookout for the exclusive 5-minute video on the key statistics for  Week 14! Watch video below:Richard Kingston, Nathaniel Asamoah crowned kings of  FCPPL Week 14Ghana League Cypher has voted Goalie Richard Kingston and  Medeama Sc  Striker, Nathaniel Asamoah as the  sensations  of week 14 of the  First capital Plus Premier League on the maiden edition of the special stats session introduced to herald the 20-minute analysis show.The First Capital Plus Premier League is almost at the halfway point with  final games  for the first round  slated for April 29 and  it’s just about that time when  managers are mentally preparing a half-term report. Fans crave the Statistics to track the progress of key men and  administrators, to take the big decisions.In light of this your local premier league analysis video podcast anchored by George Addo Jnr has  introduced a 5-minute Stats session to keep  you updated  with the leagues trivia.Week 14 of the Ghana premier league  had five special derbies but  Olympics shot stopper Richard Olele Kingston and Medeama Sc goal poacher , Nathaniel Asamoah stole the individual headlines.Click  link to watch the  intriguing statistics of week 14 with Obed Acheampong and Presenter George Addo Jnr.  Credit: Ghana League stats @GHPLstats on twitter.last_img read more

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WATCH: Playoff-bound A’s have bizarre pre-game ritual that will give you giggles

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing the gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND — As with bird calls and dolphin whistles, no one will ever fully understand the secret language of the A’s pre-game handshake ritual. The complex sequence of gestures, grunts, trills and male strutting continues to baffle baseball biologists.Think of it as the Call of the Wild Card. “I think it’s pretty organic in every pair,” outfielder Stephen Piscotty said in (sort of) trying to explain what the …last_img

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South African designer at London fashion week

first_imgRay Maota A shirt designed by Lesego Malatsi beingshowcased at the London Fashion Week. Malatsi is congratulated by Sir RichardBranson at a show in Johannesburgearlier this year.(Images: Virgin Unite)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lesego MalatsiMzansi Designers Emporium+27 11 336 8935RELATED ARTICLES• Conquering the NY fashion world• Local Xhosa heritage goes global• Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton• Madiba more fashionable than everThe UK was treated to an array of Afrocentric designs when South Africa’s Lesego Malatsi showcased his collection at the London Fashion Week, which ran from 16 to 21 September 2011 at different venues across the city.Malatsi’s collection appeared at the Fashion’s Finest Show on 17 September, among work from US, UK, Nigerian and Ghanaian designers.“I don’t think any words can explain my feelings of showcasing at such an occasion, especially when it’s considered such a high privilege by my peers in the industry,” he said.The designer added that it was only when he landed in London that he realised what was happening – this made him anxious and he subsequently suffered a bout of flu.However, the nervousness subsided when he got down to doing the job, which was to show African creations in the heart of the UK.“I really tried to remain calm and as the outfits were being completed, I felt a sense of belonging. I realised that I’m actually ready to compete globally,” he said.London Fashion Week is one of four major events of its kind which take place twice a year. The others are in New York, Paris and Milan.Malatsi described his participation in the fashion week as “conquering one of his greatest challenges” and achieving one of his main goals.Speaking about the racial ratio of his models at the show, Malatsi said: “I don’t know the ratio, I didn’t think that way. I just think about people wearing beautiful clothes.” He doesn’t see his clothing as being just for catwalk models, but for everyone.Humble beginningsMalatsi was born and raised in Soweto, a sprawling township in south-western Johannesburg, and his journey to becoming a recognised designer wasn’t without its setbacks.He dreamed of studying design after school, but Malatsi couldn’t afford a tertiary education.When his father passed away, his mother used the money she received from his pension payout to send him to college.“It was difficult to study because fashion is one career that requires a lot of money, it can be elite. I didn’t realise that until I was midway through my studies, so it was not easy, but I wanted a good education,” said Malatsi.When he finished college be battled to get funding from banks because they were unwilling to invest in an unknown designer.His breakthrough came when his quest for funding led him to Virgin Unite, Richard Branson’s business mentoring foundation.Branson is the founder of the Virgin conglomerate of businesses.With guidance and funding, Malatsi was able to start Mzansi Designers Emporium.From unemployed to job-creatorMalatsi is one of a growing number of entrepreneurs in South Africa and already has 17 people working for him.“There is a lot of talent in Africa. It made me realise how important my success was – to not just me and my family, but for empowering other people,” he said.Malatsi never set out to become an entrepreneur, but now he’s working on a five-year-plan that will enable him to employ at least 850 people.He said that the extensive use of colour in his designs is a celebration of South Africa being known as the rainbow nation throughout the world.“I tried to transcend what is seen as European and what is seen as African, forget the racial lines and also change the perception of how clothes should be worn,” said Malatsi.last_img read more

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The Impact of Network Supports Among Military Caregivers with CSHCN

first_imgFarrell, A., , Bowen, G., & Swick, D. (2014). Network Supports Resiliency among U.S. Military Spouses with Children with Special Health Care Needs. Journal of Applied Family Studies , 63, 55-70.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on September 02, 2016. Our goal then is spouse/caregiver resiliency – the extent to which spouses know and use their individual and community resources, experience a meaningful connection to the service branch, and meet the challenges of military life. (Bowen & Martin, 2011). Nearly 2 million children and youth are military-connected; the largest group under 5 years of age, and it’s estimated that 20 percent or more have special needs (NIH & HSC Foundation, 2014). Understanding these families who have children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) can impact both formal and informal network support.Formal and informal networks can contribute to caregiver resiliency among mothers with CSHCN. Formal network supports are intentionally systems that include expert providers such as human service agencies.Like civilian caregivers, military caregivers rely most on informal network supports such as fellow unit members, spouses, neighbors, and family. Formal network supports for caregivers with CSHCN include early intervention programs, the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), TRICARE, and family readiness programs and support from military leaders.Effects of having CSHCN include: parenting stress, marital distress, and increased rates of divorce. Caregivers with CSHCN are more likely to experience hardships, even if income, education, and family structure are controlled. Like many caregivers, mothers of CSHCN are more likely to stop or reduce work. However, in a recent study from the Journal of Applied Family Studies found mothers with CSHCN experience significantly less formal and informal network support than their counterparts. More informal and formal network support was generally associated with higher resilience.Highlighting family assets and coping resources is a critical aspect of intervention programs for children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities oftentimes seek social support, although their social supports are relatively smaller and offer less support than families with developing children.Social supports may offset some economic and psychological costs that caregiver’s experience. It’s important that we strengthen our communities, making opportunities for children with disabilities to participate fully within the community.  We can distinguish between informal and formal networks using the social organization theory of community action and change, which can generate social capital and promote family resiliency.last_img read more

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