Indiana Is Cracking Down On Drug Interdiction Across The State

first_imgIndiana Is Cracking Down On Drug Interdiction Across The StateMAY 17TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANAAttorney General Curtis Hill is determined to strengthen drug interdiction efforts across Indiana.A collaboration with the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association (IDEA) will provide the funding needed for regional interdiction teams.IDEA and highway interdiction teams (HITs) are comprised of officers and drug-sniffing dogs that are cracking down on criminals in Indiana who use the states thoroughfares to do their business.Attorney General Hill said; “We need to fight the drug crisis on many fronts, including prevention and treatment.  “By increasing interdiction, we are both reducing the number of illicit drugs flowing into our communities and simultaneously sending a strong message to those who choose the Crossroads of America to carry out criminal activity: You will pay a heavy price for trafficking drugs in Indiana. Officers and deputies are out in force looking for you every day.”West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski agrees with Hill, saying that he knows the efforts made by these teams are making a difference.All in the month of April, HITs conducted 273 drug-related investigations. These investigations led to 16 arrests, 12 pounds of marijuana seized, and a pound of methamphetamine seized. Pills and cocaine with a street value of more than $65,000 as well as a handgun and $16,000 cash were among other items that were confiscated.So far, eight police cars and five police K-9s have been purchased for agencies to use. Also purchased were tracking software, two-way radios and emergency police equipment such as lights and sirens. TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img last_img read more

Watch Leon Bridges Debut Emotional Neil Young Cover In Canada

first_img“River”Leon Bridges @ The Massey Hall 3/10/16SET: Smooth Sailin’, Outta Line, There She Goes, Pull Away, Better Man, Let You Down, Brown Skin Girl, Lisa Sawyer, Hold On, Flowers, Twistin’ & Groovin’, Shine, Coming Home, Mississippi Kisses, RiverENCORE: Helpless, Golden Room, Pussy Footin’[Setlist via] Up and coming soul sensation Leon Bridges made his way through Toronto on Thursday evening as part of his lengthy spring tour. His band, which includes former White Denim guitarist Austin Jenkins and sensational R&B vocalist Brittni Jessie, brought their unique style to the Massey Hall and performed multiple numbers off their most recent Coming Home record. The set closed with an epic “River,” which Bridges recently released an incredibly moving video for.Watch Brittany Howard, Leon Bridges & More Cover Ray Charles In The White HouseA triple encore came in honor of Canada with a fantastic Neil Young cover of “Helpless,” followed by Bridge’s own “Golden Room” and “Pussy Footin’.” Thanks to audience member ShakyShorty, you can watch the encore performance below:last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Releases New “Looks” From Upcoming Album

first_imgJam titans Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a huge 2018. With the band’s 20th anniversary approaching in early January and a year-long celebration in store, Umphrey’s will kick off the huge year with the release of a new album. The new album, it’s not us, will be released next week on Friday, January 12th via Nothing Too Fancy Music, and it will feature a mix of reliable, road-tested material such as “Remind Me” and “Speak Up”, songs culled from old jams and demos such as “The Silent Type”, “Forks”, and “You & You Alone”, as well as several unheard, brand new tracks. Fans have been itching to hear some of the new material, but, until now, have only been able to hear lead single “The Silent Type” and bass-heavy b-side “Looks” thanks to an exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday release and a fun music video.Today, “Looks” is released in all its glory with a lyric video. Guitarist Jake Cinninger wrote the song, and described it as “an exploration of future metallic funk, with an undercurrent of uncertainty permeating throughout” to Paste Magazine in their exclusive premiere. He continues, “The track is about human misadventure, and the resulting bad behavior. It represents a peripheral vision for trouble. Sonically, we hope listeners recognize the fearless mashup of styles. The guitar solo at the end was actually the very first take I played, performed live while we were tracking the drums. It is not a typical Umphrey’s track … but then again, what is? Our formula is constant change, designed to keep us happy and forever moving forward as a band. It’s foreshadowing & reminiscing all in one.”Jam out to Umphrey’s McGee’s new “Looks” in the video below:UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:January 11                        Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEJanuary 12                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 13                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 19                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 20                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 21                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 25                        New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallJanuary 26                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 27                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 28                        Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s PeakFebruary 1                        Columbus, OH @ Express Live!February 2                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 3                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 15                     Washington, DC @ The AnthemFebruary 16                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 17                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 18                     Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts FestivalMarch 7                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 8                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 9                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 10                          Salt Lake City UT @ The ComplexMarch 14                          Missoula, MT @ The WilmaMarch 15                          Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 16                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 17                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22                          South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake TahoeMarch 23                          Oakland, CA @ The Fox OaklandMarch 24                          Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternMarch 25                          San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Parklast_img read more

Mexico: Military makes huge drug bust

first_imgBy Dialogo September 24, 2012 MEXICO CITY –The military seized more than 32 tons of a chemical used to manufacture synthetic drugs being transported from South Korea as if it were fertilizer, the Secretary of the Navy said. The confiscation was made in the port city of Manzanillo on the Pacific Coast on Sept. 22. The cargo was transported by the ship “MSC Pamela,” which had left South Korea after beginning its route in Yokohama, Japan. The ship was bound for Culiacán, capital of the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico, where the narco-trafficking business is headed by Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, the country’s most wanted narco-trafficker. Mexico has become a major manufacturer of psychotropic drugs in the past decade, according to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). [AFP (Mexico), 22/09/2012; Milenio (Mexico), 22/09/2012]last_img read more

Trump: ‘Nicaragua Continues to Be a National Security Threat’

first_imgBy Voice of America December 05, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump extended an executive order on November 25 to sanction Nicaraguan government officials, asserting that the situation in the country constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”With the executive order renewed, the United States will announce new sanctions on officials of the Daniel Ortega government, Carlos Trujillo, U.S. representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), told the press.“The pressure on Nicaragua will continue,” Trujillo said as he left an OAS session on the Central American country.In a statement released by the White House, Trump said that the country’s situation and its “threat” are due to the “violent response by the government of Nicaragua to the protests that began on April 18, 2018.”He also blamed President Daniel Ortega for the “systematic dismantling and undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law,” as well as the “use of indiscriminate violence and repressive tactics against civilians.”According to the press release, corruption is another factor that contributes to this situation.Trump’s measures comply with an administrative procedure; the president must extend the executive order issued on November 27, 2018, so that it can remain in force, allowing for legal arguments to sanction Nicaraguan officials.Opposition pushes for further pressureAccording to Bianca Jagger, an opposition activist and human rights advocate, both the United States and the European Union should impose more sanctions against Nicaraguan government officials, especially the military.“The Nicaraguan Army remains untouched, because they hope that the Army will take the same stand as Bolivia’s [Army],” Jagger said at an event held in Washington on November 25. “The Army has provided war weapons to the police and military,” she added.Nicaragua, along with Cuba and Venezuela, is among the Latin American countries that Trump has set as a priority for imposing diplomatic and economic pressure leading to a change in government.According to Roberto Courtney, executive director of the nongovernmental organization Ethics and Transparency, the effect of sanctions might be greater in Nicaragua, which is more economically vulnerable.“There’s a small difference [between Nicaragua and Venezuela] (…) economic vulnerability makes it more prone to suffer the effect of sanctions,” Courtney said.Nicaragua has been experiencing a socio-political crisis since April 2018. According to an OAS High-Level Commission report on Nicaragua, the crisis contributed to at least 325 deaths.The report, submitted to the Permanent Council, recommended that the OAS declare a “disruption in constitutional order” in Nicaragua, which could trigger the suspension of Nicaragua as a member of the multilateral organization.last_img read more

Financial wellness creates opportunities for credit unions

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: Details Here are two sobering stats to kick off this post. According to Bank Rate, 76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Pew reports that nationally, only 51 percent of adults are middle-class. In 1970 that number was 71%.I believe that community financial institutions can make a difference in the lives of those they serve. I know that’s a bold statement, but I genuinely believe it. Financial wellness is important to Americans and we’re letting them down. Establishing, and then sustaining financial wellness, calls on individual persistence, a supportive economic environment, availability of supportive services, and access to quality financial services.Here are 10 ways I think you can make a difference:Enhance digital banking so that you move away from just transactional reporting. Show people where their money is going. Online is where people go. You need to invest more in digital.Stop focusing on individuals and start thinking in terms of the household. Shift the conversation to household financial wellness.Consider starting a small business incubator. Small business is the backbone of the American economy. Support the Go Local movement.Focus contributions and sponsorships on organizations that support your local economy. Showcase how you impact the economy.Retrain your frontline staff and get them to ask questions to determine households financial health. People want a better financial life but don’t look to you for guidance or advice. Invest in your people.Understand your employees financial wellness. Admit that you have no idea how your employees households stand from a financial health point of view. If they are worried about day-to-day or paycheck-to-paycheck survival, what message do they amplify to the consumer? Get to know your people.Long term financial planning is not enough, so help people manage daily expenses. Daily financial support systems help consumers build resilience and make healthy daily financial choices. Make financial empowerment part of your strategy.Change your messaging to one of hope and opportunity, showing how small steps can yield long term gains. In your messaging, show the future as opportunity, not something to be feared.Assure your fees, charges and penalties are very transparent and be clear how they can be avoided. Don’t bury fees or use “fine print.”Lobby on behalf of the American consumer.  Only 17 states require high school students to take a course in personal finance. That’s unacceptable. Publically support financial literacy.Plug and play financial literacy programs, videos, “classes” are simply not enough and are typically too passive. The financial services industry needs to get aggressive and make financial wellness a clear business objective. This is remarkable opportunity for any financial institution.last_img read more

Taking care of staff during tough times

first_imgWhy we made this:We know these are unparalleled and challenging times for so many. This video is the second in a three-part series of taking care during tough times. This week, I’m joined by Rhonda Hotard, President & CEO of Louisiana FCU, Brian Schools, President & CEO of Chartway FCU, and Bill Cheney, President & CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU  for a quick discussion on taking care of your staff.Leadership is always a heavy burden, but perhaps at no time is it harder than when managing your people during a crisis. These experienced leaders share their top tips for inspiring and leading staff, in person and remotely. They talk about how to communicate effectively, and their own strategies for dealing with tough times. Catch up on part one of the series here, and stay tuned for part three coming soon.Listen to more:Listen to The CUInsight Experience Podcast featuring Rhonda Hotard – Find your why (#58)Listen to The CUInsight Experience Podcast featuring Bill Cheney – Lead with the heart (#45)Listen to The CUInsight Experience Podcast featuring Lauren Culp – Looking forward (#39) 68SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Ashtenne chalks up 24% rise in profits

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PREMIUMIndonesia’s strict laws on foreign researchers lead to deportation of sailing enthusiasts

first_imgA group of sailing enthusiasts attempting to conduct a rafting expedition from the Timor Sea to Darwin, Australia, has been deported from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), in the latest wave of stricter measures applied by the government on research conducted by foreign nationals in Indonesia.The Kupang Immigration Office in NTT ordered an expedition team consisting of five Australians and one Dutchman to return to their countries of origin on Feb.12, putting a halt to their journey.They departed on Lion Air flight JT 925 from El Tari Airport in Kupang to I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, at 1:30 p.m. local time. They continued flying to Darwin from Bali on Jet Star flight JQ 082.Project director Robert Hobman, who has since 1998 engaged in an expedition to explore on how humans walked out of Africa to become the world’s first community of sea people, was shocked by the… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ? Google foreign-researcher Kupang NTT Darwin Australia Dutch BRIN Linkedin Log in with your social account Topics :last_img read more

Listed equities drive record earnings at Sweden’s AP4

first_imgThe fund said this strategy had been a large component in the outperformance for 2013.Another factor was the emphasis on active management.The fund outperformed the benchmark index by 0.5 percentage points before expenses, although last year the outperformance had been 1%.AP4 has now outperformed its benchmark index for a tenth consecutive six-month interim period, which means it has delivered a better return than passive management.The return for 2013 takes the annual nominal total return after expenses over the past 10 years to 7.2%, or 5.9% adjusted for inflation.This comfortably overshoots the board’s real return requirement of 4.5% on average, and has also outperformed the income index.Meanwhile, management expenses remain low, with a total expense ratio of 0.11%, slightly above last year’s 0.10%.Foreign exchange exposure has slightly increased over last year, reaching 28.6% as at 31 December 2013. Fjärde AP-fondens, the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4), has announced record earnings of more than SEK37bn (€4.1bn) for calendar year 2013, a total return of 16.4% after expenses.This compares with a total return of 11.2% for 2012.The fund is now worth SEK260bn.AP4’s brief is the achieve the best possible return over time, and its board considers this is best approached by holding a large proportion of publicly quoted equities, both Swedish and non-Swedish.last_img read more