Twitter Indiana State Police hiring two dispatchers Google+ Previous articleLowe’s giving employees Easter Sunday offNext articleSen. Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 Presidential race Tommie Lee Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 8, 2020 0 294 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp (“OSP in the lights” by Oregon Department of Transportation, CC BY 2.0) The Indiana State Police are accepting applications for two Regional Dispatcher jobs at the Toll Road Regional Dispatch Center on County Road 17 in Bristol.The facility serves the entire Toll Road and St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall and Kosciusko counties.Primary responsibilities of a dispatcher is to receive, record, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies and other support services through the use of a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, Records Management System (RMS), Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL), Geographic Information System (GIS) and other Regional Dispatch Center resources.A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the ability to be seated in a confined area for extended periods of time. Two years of public safety communications experience preferred.Pay starts at $38,532 per year. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued time off.The deadline for applications is Friday April 17, 2020.For more information on the position and to apply, go to https://www.in.gov/isp/3627.htm (Indiana State Police-Career Opportunities-Civilian Opportunities). Questions should be directed to Brandon P. Lowe, Personnel Officer for the Indiana State Police Human Resources Division at [email protected] or (317) 232-8238 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook
Switchboard 0300 330 3000 Cycling groups are telling us that, on the whole, motorists are becoming more considerate and understand we will prosecute them if they endanger vulnerable road users. We’ve seen reports of close-passes halve in the West Midlands since we started the project and the number of cyclists seriously hurt in collisions fall by a fifth − that’s incredible against a backdrop of increasing numbers of people cycling on our roads. Drivers who endanger vulnerable road users need to understand that we run operations to catch them, and if they avoid our officers we can still prosecute them using footage provided by cyclists and other motorists. Driving instructors will be offered bespoke training to ensure cyclists’ safety is at the forefront of their minds when they teach new drivers, in a pilot initiative launched today (29 June 2018) by Cycling Minister Jesse Norman.Alongside this training – backed by up to half a million pounds of funding – the government is also launching a new UK-wide initiative to help the police crackdown on the dangerous practice of ‘close passing’, which leads to accidents and puts people off cycling.This will include providing training materials and support for police forces so more drivers are made aware of the need to leave safe distances when overtaking cyclists.Speaking at the Cycle City Active City conference in Manchester, Cycling Minister Jesse Norman said: Earlier this month, the Department for Transport announced over £7 million of funding as part of its first response to the Cycle safety review.This will be spent on a range of improvements to encourage more people to cycle safely as part of their everyday journeys – from a new 6km cycle route in West Yorkshire to improving crossings for cyclists and pedestrians in Bristol and Cambridge.The UK’s modern Industrial strategy sets out the government’s ambition for the UK to become a world leader in shaping the future of mobility, helping move people, goods and services around the country more efficiently and innovatively. Cycle safety has increased year on year, and alongside the government’s £3.5 billion plan to dramatically reduce emissions from road transport and Clean air strategy, these new initiatives will help more people to enjoy cycling safely and freely as a greener way to travel. £500,000 funding for a pilot scheme to improve driving instructors’ cycle safety awareness crack down on ‘close passing’ with additional resources for police Cycling Minister Jesse Norman launches new initiatives at a conference in Manchester Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Bikeability – a government-funded training standard for cyclists – will run the training for driving instructors over the next year.This announcement also coincides with a new partnership for the Bikeability cycle training programme in collaboration with Halfords and the Bikeability Trust. This will help 25,000 more primary school children access safe cycling programmes.Duncan Dollimore, Head of Campaigns at Cycling UK, said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 PC Mark Hodson, from West Midlands Police’s Road Harm Reduction Unit, said: The benefits of cycling and walking are enormous. For people, it means cheaper travel and better health. For businesses, it means increased productivity and increased footfall in shops, and for society as a whole it means lower congestion, better air quality, and vibrant, attractive places. But we will only achieve our ambitious aims if people feel safe when they walk and cycle. We shouldn’t only concentrate on catching and punishing drivers when they make a mistake, but try to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to drive safely alongside cyclists in all conditions. Cycling UK has long argued that driver training and testing processes should ensure that drivers are made aware of and understand both cyclists’ needs and their safety. Training the trainers, and embedding cyclists’ safety in the mindset of driving instructors, is a fantastic first step towards achieving this. But education and awareness on its own is not enough, which is why close pass operations by police forces have proved so effective in places like the West Midlands. It’s great that there’s now a commitment to make additional government resources available to help the police crackdown on close passing. Cycling UK look forward to working with the Department for Transport, as we have with willing police forces, to try to make sure this initiative helps lead to close pass policing being the norm, not the exception. News desk enquiries Graham Stapleton, CEO at Halfords, said: We are delighted to partner with the Bikeability Trust, and we are really proud to be able to help 25,000 more children to discover the joy of riding a bike. Safe cycling unlocks confidence and encourages daily activity. By helping more children cycle more safely and more often, families will be inspired to get out on their bikes.
This Bill, which delivers on our manifesto promise, is a necessary intervention to protect millions of energy customers who have been stuck on poor value deals and hit by unjustified price rises for far too long. Switching will always save people money, but that doesn’t mean that customers should be punished for their loyalty. Energy price cap will be in place by the winter – protecting millions of households from unfair price rises energy regulator Ofgem will cap energy tariffs of those on default deals government flagship energy efficiency scheme will be 100% focused on helping improve energy efficiency of over 1 million low income and vulnerable households by 2022 Today’s announcements are part of a package of measures designed to deliver the government’s objective of clean, affordable and innovative energy, while tackling fuel poverty, as part of our modern Industrial Strategy. This includes the rollout of smart meters and initiatives to promote smarter and faster switching which can also help save households money.Notes to editors For far too long older people, hard-working families and those on low incomes have been subject to rip-off energy tariffs. Our energy price cap will protect households from unfair price rises in time for this winter when people can feel the pinch more acutely. We know that the cost of living is still a challenge for some families and today marks an important step in helping people to keep more money in their pockets. Consumers are one step closer to cheaper energy bills as legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs completed its passage through Parliament yesterday (18 July 2018). Alongside this, the government has today announced its flagship energy efficiency scheme will help support more low income and vulnerable consumers.The Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill will put in place a requirement on the energy regulator, Ofgem, to cap standard variable and default energy tariffs. The cap will tackle the amount consumers have been overpaying the Big Six energy suppliers, which the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found to be an average of £1.4 billion a year. Some consumers could save up to £350 a year on gas and electricity bills by switching suppliers.Prime Minister Theresa May said: The government also announced today that its flagship £6 billion home energy efficiency scheme will be entirely focused on upgrading over 1 million low income and vulnerable households for the next 3 and a half years. The Energy Company Obligation scheme, which requires energy companies to supply heating and energy efficiency measures, will be entirely focused on households in or at risk of fuel poverty while being expanded so that more companies will be included.Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: This government is committed to building an energy market that works for all, while delivering clean, affordable energy. This cap coupled with our £6 billion energy efficiency scheme will help build a market that puts consumers at its heart and ensures that those most at risk of fuel poverty are protected. Energy suppliers now need to get on board, ditch their old practices and improve their efforts to deliver value, choice and excellent customer service. The cap will be in place from the end of 2018 until 2020 when Ofgem will recommend if the cap should remain on an annual basis up to 2023. Ofgem will review the level of the cap at least every 6 months while it is in place. The latest league table from Ofgem comparing the default or standard variable tariffs of the 10 largest energy suppliers shows that these tariffs are still around £350 more expensive than the cheapest deals on the market. The Warm Home Warm Home Discount provides 2 million low income households with £140 off their winter energy bills, a scheme BEIS recently announced that it will be extending to smaller energy suppliers who will have to offer this discount to their low-income and vulnerable customers. This move to bring greater fairness to energy prices will mean that 97% of the consumer energy market will be covered. The safeguard tariff cap has also been extended to a further 1 million customers – so over 5 million customers are protected. The Energy Company Obligation scheme places an obligation on larger energy suppliers (currently 15) to deliver heating and energy efficiency measures.
LINK TO IN-PERSON VIDEO They don’t call it Mid-Week Madness for nothing. To get the scoop on the latest deals and to begin planning your trip, start here. A safe and responsible winter season. There will be snow, and lots of it. Guaranteed. Reserve your trip here. More details on Mid-Week Madness can be found here. It’s no surprise that this winter requires a bit more planning than usual. But thanks to Ullr, we have the internet that makes this a breeze. To guarantee access to the slopes and the best possible lift and lodging deals, Snowshoe recommends to plan ahead and do all the booking ahead of time. If you’ve never been to Snowshoe’s mountaintop village, you owe it to yourself to plan a trip this winter – it’s the perfect antidote to all the virtual everythings we’ve been shifting to. And if you have, you’ll remember the cobblestone street village, the night skiing, the shopping, restaurants, and, of course, the Spa. Schüssbombing down the mountain not your style? Well, we’re big fans of their winter adventure tours that allow you to tour the mountain and surrounding areas by RzR (snow-ready off-road buggies) horse-drawn sleigh, and snowmobiles – to each their own chariot. Become an expert-level, black-diamond planner. Locals have known for a long time that Snowshoe’s unique location on top of Cheat Mountain is attracting more storms than one might think. They call it Cheat Mountain Magic. And this year, with La Niña dominating the storm patterns, things are looking extra deep for this season. Should Mother Nature ever go on strike for a week or two, Snowshoe’s recently upgraded array of high-tech snow guns will make good on their unique Snow Guarantee. More details can be found here. Snowshoe has been working hard to put policies in place to make sure this season will be both fun AND safe for everyone. Following state, federal, and industry guidelines, Snowshoe’s COVID-19 plan involves daily employee health screenings, physical distancing protocols, and increased sanitation and disinfecting efforts. More details can be found here. Winter Must Be Enjoyed In-Person. We’ll let you in on a little secret, if you promise not to tell everyone. If you fancy having the slopes to mostly yourself, skiing right up to the lift, and saving loads of your hard earned-Benjamins (for new gear, of course), you would definitely enjoy a mid-week trip to Snowshoe. Some call it Work-From-Mountain, others call it Remote Learning, or the perfect excuse to put some of those PTO days to max use. However you carve it, this year might just be the best year to explore those mid-week perks.
Digital First! This is a new term that is being thrown around by many. For good reason as well – there is a real need for a true digital approach. Why? The member we serve expects it, it makes us more efficient, and many within and outside our industry are already delivering on this mantra. (From McDonald’s to my automobile mechanic.)Having a good digital/virtual banking platform – online and mobile is only part of the solution. And only focusing on a getting a digital account opening solution is a short-term tactic. In a prior article, I wrote about a dozen CU executives who were participating in a digital effectiveness brainstorm. Well, we are few more than a dozen – 146 different CU execs. Here are the different components of what we consider important to engage a member via digital channels.Easy Account Opening: Can the member open an account in less than five to seven minutes? We can learn lessons from Ally, PayPal, and Marcus. There is no need for the consumer to tell us what we already know – we should make it easy, minimize information collected, pre-populate, and validate.Relevant Cross-Selling: Regions Bank and Truliant Credit Union have a great way to engage with the new member through an interactive digital offer board that facilitates guided selling. Having a digital genie to drive interaction and cross-selling is what we can deliver on.Effective On-Boarding: Can you get your member what they need to know in three quick messages? The first one is a welcome message with account details. The second message is a survey about their experience with an assurance that they made a great decision. The final email could be a cross-sell with an invitation to interact.A Practical Loan-Origination-System: Gesa Credit Union offers a great way to engage the member by asking the member what they need and not just how much they want to borrow. A simple approach to lending is also used by Marcus and even Quicken Loans (who truly has a complicated product). Think about the digital shopping cart at a retailer – do you have to keep repeating information, provide personal information that they already know, or is just about adding product?Ease of Servicing and Fulfillment: Digital is not just for the front-end. It is for the employees to service an account, for the member to self-serve, and even for fulfillment. Introducing automation principles will go a long way in driving efficiency.Proper Advice and Insight for the Member: Think about perusing a vacation site – you can buy a trip to the destination or you can click to learn more, plus there are reviews. Contextual marketing and insight to the consumer is what we should strive for.Mining Data for Analytics for the CU: The mobile device is a small device. We can either shrink the font to a negative 12 or minimize the amount of information that is presented to the member. This personalized relevance comes from analytics. All the way from predicting or anticipating based on past interactions – you mine data to provide useful insight.Easy API Integration: Enough with those SSO’s or indirect connections. For convenience and safety, your application should allow for easier integration. If your mobile banking provider cannot integrate into this partial digital ecosystem – you need to push them to do more. Think about this from a consumer’s perspective – when you download an app to your mobile device, how much effort do you have to put in to connect it to other things? Isn’t it all automatic?Complete Transparency: Remember the Waffle House kitchen? They cook right in front of you. There is no black box or sudden surprise. Even with your Uber ride – all parties know everything – driver, passenger, destination, route, and cost. Similarly, your digital ecosystem should give you status updates and clear insight into what is going on.The ultimate “mobile” branch gives the consumer mobility – the ability to transact on the go. Also, our credit union is not a destination, we are a means to a destination. Our relationship with the consumer allows them access to financial services.The consumer we seek and the member we serve seeks convenience, security, and insight. And regarding the design of your future mobile app – it needs three key components. First, it is a digital branch. Second, it is a transactional payment device. Finally, it provides relevant personalized insight.Wishing you the very best with your digital transformation strategy.(If you would like to join this group of now 144 CU’s, simply send me an email. I can be reached at [email protected]) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sundeep Kapur Sundeep has been assisting financial institutions with their omni-channel strategies – a more effective branch, a better online experience, & great consumer engagement. He is the author of an online … Web: www.emailyogi.com Details
The four Swedish national buffer funds (AP1-AP4) have decided to divest their holdings in US retail giant Walmart Stores and three other companies for breach of international conventions.In addition to Walmart, the AP funds are to sell their stakes in Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, the mining company, and Incitec Pivot and Potash Corp, both chemical producers, as several years of talks between the Ethical Council and the companies failed to deliver the desired results.The AP funds made their decision on the advice of the Ethical Council, in which the four funds cooperate on corporate-governance issues.The Council was founded in 2007, and several of the AP funds were already in dialogue with Walmart before then. AP2 excluded Walmart from its portfolio in 2006. Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy, chair of the Ethical Council, said that, after detailed analysis and years of dialogue, it concluded that further engagement with the companies would not be “fruitful”.She pointed out that AP funds prefer engagement as a primary tool in dealing with companies, trying to encourage them to behave in a more responsible and ethical way.Divestment is a last resort.Kusoffsky Hillesöy conceded that having to sell the share was a setback, as the AP funds failed to secure lasting improvements despite years of engagement.Walmart has been excluded due to its US business being linked the abuse of workers’ rights, in contravention of the ILO core convention on working rights.The company also denies employees their right to form and join trade unions.Freeport McMoRan has been excluded because of its mining operations in Indonesia, in violation of the UN convention on Biological Diversity.The recommendation to exclude Incitec Pivot and Potash was a result of both companies buying phosphate from a Moroccan company mining phosphate in Western Sahara.Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco since 1975 and is on the UN list of non-self-governing territories to be decolonised.In 2002, the UN stated that mining for natural resources in the Western Sahara against local consent was a violation of the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights.
The first offensive on Friday tookplace in Yorsala forest where the military said it had killed 24 armed menduring several hours of fighting. It left one soldier dead. Many women, whowere allegedly kept as “sex slaves,” were also freed, the army added. These two military offensives cameless than a month since nearly 40 employees of a Canadian mining company werekilled in an ambush. Soldiers patrol on the road of Gorgadji in Sahel, Burkina Faso on March 2019. REUTERS/LUC GNAGO BURKINA FASO – The army here on Sundaysaid it had killed 32 armed men – described as “terrorists” – during twooperations in the north of the country. Eight other suspected militants werekilled in Bourzanga on Saturday, it said. Hundreds of people have died andnearly half a million have fled their homes since the unrest began in 2015.(BBC)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A Bloomington man was killed after a four-wheeler accident on Friday night.Indiana Conversation Officers say 37-year-old David Deckard was driving the off-road vehicle on private property on Cedar Bluff Road in Bloomington when he lost control and was thrown from the vehicle.Deckard was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead Saturday.The cause of the crash is unknown and officers say he was not wearing a helmet or proper safety equipment.
Judy is survived by her three daughters, Jackie (John) Hausfeld, Joni (Bill) Buechler and Jill (Daniel) Coppersmith and grandchildren Katelyn Hausfeld (Mike Dance), Gabrielle Hausfeld, Katie (Trevor) Self, Chelsea (Kevin) Hart, Jack Buechler, and Megan, Julia, and Mason Coppersmith. She was also proud great-grandmother to Hudson Self, Ainsley Self, and Evelyn Dance. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her parents, her brother Marvin, and her loving in-laws, Donald and Betty Gramman and Sister Mary Virginia (Aunt Jane) Schreiner. On May 17, 1958 she married James Schreiner at St. Michael church in Brookville. For many years she was a mother, homemaker, and a treasured Aunt to her eleven Gramman nieces and nephews. She was a member of community organizations Delta Theta Tau and the Lions Club, where she was also served as President. In the mid 1980’s, with husband Jim, she purchased the Ye Olde Shack restaurant which was her passion for over 20 years. She made many friends that included longstanding employees and loyal customers, creating countless memories shared amongst all those in Brookville. In her free time she loved to play cards and Yahtzee, and every month for over 60 years, she looked forward to card club with her closest lady friends. She was thrilled to still be able to join them occasionally despite living the past three years at Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living in Cincinnati. Julia Ann (Judy) Schreiner, 81, passed away April 2, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born April 27, 1938 in Batesville, IN to the late Francis (Nixie) and Hildreth Biltz. She graduated from Brookville High School in 1956 while helping her parents and honing her early ironing skills in their Main Street business, Nixie’s Pool Hall & Laundromat. Visitation and service for the immediate family will be held at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Wednesday, April 8th. A celebration of life will be planned later in the year where we will eat her favorite foods, play Euchre and Yahtzee, and listen to her favorite music from Celine Dion, Elton John, and Billy Joel. Until then, please have a Nixie burger, play some cards, and raise a glass to celebrate Judy’s memory. Memorial donations may be directed to the following organizations: Bridgeway Pointe Activity Fund (bridgewaypoint.com/donations), Queen City Hospice (https://foundationeolc.org/donate/) and St. Michael Church and School (https://smsbrookville.weshareonline.org/). For more information or to send memories or condolences, go to www.cookrosenberger.com.
“We have been speaking to Rio and Manchester United for some time about him joining the group – before we named the other members of the commission. “However, as he is a current Manchester United player we needed to be sure that Rio had the necessary time to fully participate on the Commission and not impact on his day job. It has been agreed he does. “As a current player with forthright views and opinions on the game, we can look forward to Rio providing significant insight and experience.” FA board member Heather Rabbatts had criticised the make-up of the commission and was backed up by anti-discrimination groups, with sports and equalities minister Helen Grant also expressing concern. It led to a frantic weekend for the FA before it finally was able to announce the appointment of Manchester United defender Ferdinand and England manager Hodgson. Dyke is understood to have emailed all board members to consult them about the appointments – something he was criticised for failing to do before announcing the first eight names on his commission, none of whom were from an ethnic minority. The appointment of Ferdinand – who was an outspoken critic of the handling of the John Terry racism case – can be seen as a victory for Rabbatts, though Dyke insisted that the FA had been in talks with Ferdinand for some time. Rabbatts, who had suggested Reading striker Jason Roberts as a suitable candidate, has sought further assurances from Dyke that other people may be appointed onto the commission, but has been unable to secure any guarantees. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke insists he has been in touch with Rio Ferdinand for some time about joining his England Commission. Press Association Dyke has moved to try to end the revolt that has engulfed the FA by announcing Ferdinand and Roy Hodgson will join the commission, which had been criticised for being all-white and all-male. Dyke said: “Rio’s vast experience as a player developed through West Ham’s successful youth system, winning Premier League and European titles with Manchester United and representing England at World Cups means he has a huge amount to offer to the debate. Rabbatts said: “While I can appreciate the appointment of Roy and Rio and of course welcome a degree of diversity, there are still questions which remain about the work and role of the FA Commission. “Like many who have spoken out I want to see the commission be successful in its mission to strengthen the future talent pool for the England team. However, the issue of real diversity, and the insight that can bring, is still not fully resolved nor are the exact terms of reference of the commission and the continued absence of the Premier League from its membership.” Dyke set up the commission in order to look at ways to improve the fortunes of the men’s England team and increase the proportion of England-qualified players represented in the Premier League.