The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates that a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee, being driven by Justin L. Gudgel, age 19, Seymour, Indiana was traveling eastbound on US 50 at the intersection with US 31. Gudgel’s vehicle was in the left turn lane to turn northbound on US 31. Gudgel then turned northbound into the path of a silver 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, being driven by Hinton, who was traveling westbound on US 50.The vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection. As a result of the collision, Hinton’s vehicle went off the roadway and down an embankment before coming to rest. Gudgel’s vehicle came to rest in the intersection. Gudgel was uninjured in the crash. Hinton sustain numerous injuries in the collision. He was airlifted from the scene to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment.The investigation by the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is ongoing. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time although toxicology results are pending at this time.Trooper Matt Holley was assisted at the scene by the Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Seymour Fire Department, and Lifeline Medical Helicopter. A 57-year-old Seymour man passed away yesterday as the result of injuries from a crash on Saturday.James S. Hinton, age 57, Seymour, died at an Indianapolis area hospital Monday.On Saturday, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Indiana State Police and Seymour Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 50 and US 31, just east of Seymour.
North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly gave final approval Monday night to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the additional betting. The House voted for the measure that had already cleared the Senate three months ago. The bill now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. A Cooper spokesman says the bill will be reviewed before he makes a decision on whether to sign it. The sports-book option took shape after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law last year that made most sports gambling illegal. State law already lets the Eastern Band offer live poker, slot machines and video-style games.
The night was cool and the dragonflies plentiful. The golden light at the end of the day cast a beautiful glow on the honey-brown black-masked Cedar Waxwings perched in the branches nearby.But the beauty of the evening was captured in the stunning sunset over Four Mile Lake in Chelsea, Michigan last night.The yellow of the sky, dramatic gray and white contrasting clouds, and dark outlined trees were a mirror reflection in the water. With the last rays of sunlight streaming through the clouds, it was next to impossible to tell where water ended and land and sky started. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Lake Erie Metro Park SunsetImagine a wedge(group) of Trumpeter Swans flying over in their V formation in this colorful southeastern Michigan sky at dusk. That’s the shot I missed as I quickly let go of my binoculars to try to focus my camera on the swiftly flying birds overhead. Nonetheless, last Friday’s sunset over…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Point Pelee National ParkThough the official start of fall is a few days away, the color changes of the marsh plants, and the warm glow of the setting sun made it feel like fall as I peered over the marsh boardwalk last night at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. The southernmost…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Rainbow Over James Scott Memorial FountainFor someone who’s rarely had her camera with her when she sees a rainbow, I’ve had remarkable luck this year photographing rainbows. And this past week topped it off when I discovered what was at the end of the rainbow at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit. When I left…In “Michigan”
Like the British referendum vote earlier this year, the election of Donald Trump in the United States has sent tectonic waves not just through the individual countries but also around the globe. With the unexpected results of both votes, we in the retail trade industry are left with more questions than answers as to what comes next on a variety of subjects.For the retail loss prevention and profit protection industry, it remains business as usual—for the time being. Employee theft will continue as will shoplifting and organized retail crime. Compliance to internal and external regulations will remain a focus as will safety of customers and employees.However, the anticipated changes, especially in global trade and immigration policies will undoubtedly have a major impact on the retail environment and, thus, on loss prevention policies, logistics security and processes, and retail hiring.- Sponsor – Over the past decade, perhaps longer in Europe, loss prevention has played an integral role supporting retailers’ acquisitionand sourcing of manufacturing materials and transportation of merchandise from point of manufacture to store shelves. Trade partnerships and international agreements have by most accounts helped streamline the flow of goods. Yet renegotiating or even bowing out of these trade agreements entirely, which certainly was a primary focus of Trump’s campaign, could have a tremendous impact on both the flow and cost of goods.The nationalist movements that stoked both campaigns—and are alive and seemingly empowered in other countries throughout Europe—are hoping to return jobs to their home countries, jobs that they believe were outsourced to lower-wage nations in Latin America and Asia. Whether or not jobs return or remain outside the country, prices of goods will almost inevitably increase on the merchandise retailers sell, especially if tariff wars erupt as some experts predict.Debate will continue as to the long-term benefit of changing trade policies, but there is no disagreement that retailers and their customers will be affected bothin the long and short term. Prices will likely fluctuate dramatically both up and down. On-shelf availability—one of the LP industry’s major objectives—will be even harder to manage. Consumers will likely find goods unavailable in their neighborhood stores as well as online more frequently than today. Theft of products in high demand yet low availability will beadded to the “hot products” on organized retail crime gangs’ target lists.I am certainly no economist or trade expert. Even if I were, based on the wide-ranging opinions voiced by those who are, there is no way to predict how the next few months and years will unfold. That said, the entire retail organization, including loss prevention, should begin an ongoing dialogue both inside each company and throughout the industryto look at policies and procedures and contingency plans to be able to proactively manage the changes as they occur.Just as we prepare for natural disasters and terrorist events in our crisis management and business continuity planning, we should take a similar approach to these political upheavals. In fact, based on the extreme outcry from both sides after these recent developments, some might argue that these are indeed crisis events no different than an earthquake or hurricane, yet with much more far-reaching impact.What is your take on the impact of these political changes? Are you discussing the impact inside your company in a formal way? We would love to hear from those on both sides of the Atlantic to help the retail industry begin dialogue on this important issue.This article was originally published in LP Magazine EU in the Winter 2016-2017 issue. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Today, Box announced a tablet-optimized Android app, a PlayBook app (the company’s first native app for any BlackBerry platform) and a new HTML5 mobile site. The Android version replaces the company’s existing Android app and will work with both smartphones and tablets, optimizing the view depending on the device.More interesting than the actual app announcements, Box CEO Aaron Levie revealed that the company has seen a 600% increase in enterprise sales regarding mobile. And yes, that’s specifically enterprise sales, not overall sales. For example, Proctor and Gamble just became a Box customer based largely on the company’s mobile support.Screenshot of the Box app on an Android tablet.We’ve seen an explosion of enterprise mobile applications, especially tablet apps (as we’ve documented here on an at least weekly basis). But it hasn’t been clear to what degree enterprises are actually demanding and taking advantage of these apps. Box’s experience indicates that enterprises are indeed looking for these solutions.In the past, I’ve wondered how Box would stand out in the market. Among large enterprises, SharePoint already has a huge marketshare, and companies like Newsgator and Harmon.ie are making it more palatable to end users. Now that you can upload any file format to Google Docs, Google Apps is shoring up a lot of the mid-market, and Dropbox and Google Docs have become the de facto standards for document sharing and collaboration between individual professionals. So where would Box, and its competitors like Huddle, fit into this (especially with Apple iCloud now on the scene)?Box seems to have solved by building niche with its mobile support (the company received a leading position in the Forrester Wave on mobile collaboration) and possibly also through its integrations with Google Docs, SharePoint and various ECM systems. Box is now positioning itself as a way to glue together Google Docs and ECM systems and as a way to take documents mobile while maintaining enterprise security (thanks in part to its partnership with VMware).Disclosure: VMware is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
At the end of last year, Facebook ramped up its advertising strategy. Every user has access to their own personalized Facebook adboard, which shows recently viewed ads, and the current selection of sponsored stories. In the fight for the social Web, some say Google’s latest addition of “Search, plus Your World” threatens Facebook. But if Facebook can steal eyeballs and clicks that would have normally gone to websites, will it win the battle of the social Web? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification alicia eler A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#advertising#Facebook#web If Facebook had it their way, users would come to the site and stay. Ads would send users to other areas of the social network. No one would ever leave. So it comes as no surprise that Facebook’s latest ad strategy focuses on subtle ways to keep users in the network. In the second quarter of 2011, Facebook’s advertising department offered an interesting incentive to advertisers: If your ad kept people on Facebook, it would cost you 29% less than an ad that sent users out to another website. For the fourth quarter of 2011, Facebook offered the same deal and pushed the number up to 45% off. Given that Facebook does as much as possible to keep you on the site, will it eventually become your one true social network?According to a the TBG report, some brands are responding to the lowered ad costs by building a presence within Facebook. Boston-based CraveLabs, whose tagline is “rethinking local advertising,” focuses on getting customers to a business’ Facebook page. “Why make your customers that find you on Facebook have to search for your website to find out what your best dishes are?” says CraveLabs, next to an example of why users should visit a restaurant’s Facebook page instead of the actual website. A targeted ad that drives users to the restaurant’s Facebook page would cost nearly 50% less than an ad that sent users out to the restaurant’s website. At the same time, Facebook ads that send users out to a website are getting more expensive. The report notes the average cost per click (CPC) has increased 10% versus other countries that only saw a 1% increase. The cost per thousand impressions (CPM) rates have increased by 8%, on average. The most clicked-through categories for Facebook ads are food & drink and beauty & fitness are the top categories for most-clicked through, trailed only by retail, home & garden and not for profit.
The Maine Senate introduced a bill that would update Maine’s Internal Revenue Code (IRC) conformity date to December 31, 2017. The change would apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017. The current conformity date is December 31, 2016.IRC conformity applies to corporate and personal income tax rules.S.P. 612, introduced in the Maine Senate on November 27, 2017Minnesota recently enacted IRC conformity legislation.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
Fetal brain cells called astrocytes are used in studies on Alzheimer’s disease. Science advocates who attended a “listening session” on the use of fetal tissue in medical research held today by senior officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., say they are optimistic that they were listened to and heard. But many researchers remain concerned about reports that President Donald Trump’s administration is considering withdrawing funding for such studies, which are fiercely opposed by antiabortion advocates. “It was a very good conversation. It was not a ‘check the box’ meeting,” says Kevin Wilson, director of public policy and media relations for the American Society for Cell Biology in Bethesda, Maryland.“It was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the science,” adds Jennifer Zeitzer, director of public affairs at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), also in Bethesda. 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Martin Pera, a human embryonic stem cell expert at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, attended via Skype on behalf of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, based in Skokie, Illinois. (Travel delays prevented him from attending in person.)The off-the-record, invitation-only meeting was part of a new “review” of U.S.-funded research that involves human fetal tissue, derived from elective abortions, that would otherwise be discarded. The use of such tissue is legal under a 1993 federal law. The science advocates who attended today’s meeting left HHS officials with packets of information describing the tissue’s importance in research, from studies of how the Zika virus damages fetuses to probes of HIV biology and tests of drugs against it.Groups opposed to abortion have long opposed the use of the tissue, and in September they wrote letters to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb urging them to defund the research. The same month, HHS announced it was launching the review, and FDA said it was canceling a contract for supplying fetal tissue to the agency.The review is being spearheaded by Brett Giroir, a physician-scientist who is assistant secretary for health, and Paula Stannard, senior counselor to Azar; both were at today’s meeting. Also present in the HHS conference room were Lawrence Tabak, principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which funded an estimated $103 million in projects using human fetal tissue this year; and Lowell Schiller, senior counselor to Gottlieb.Fetal tissue research backers and opponents alike are watching the review process closely. Today’s meeting was one of several “listening sessions” with stakeholders that HHS has said will include abortion rights groups and ethicists, as well as academic institutions.Abortion opponents are hoping that the end result is a shutdown of U.S. funding for research using the tissue. David Prentice, research director at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Arlington, Virginia, which opposes human fetal tissue research, applauds the review as “timely and welcome. … It’s good to see this in-depth examination of the science, bioethics, modern alternatives, and options. My hope is for those funds to go to better science.”Lawrence Goldstein, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, who depends on human fetal tissue for his work studying Alzheimer’s disease, says he is reserving judgment on the outcome of the process. “There’s nothing wrong with review. That’s a good thing,” he says. “But I’m watchfully waiting to see whether they can do this in an objective way.”Some critics doubt the review will reach that objective result.“Azar has continually painted himself as a no-nonsense technocrat, yet he continually kowtows to antiabortion groups while ignoring the scientific and medical communities,” says Mary Alice Carter, director of Equity Forward, a New York City–based nonprofit that monitors the activity of antiabortion groups and supports human fetal tissue research.In a related development, Politico reported today that Giroir sent a letter to Representative Mark Meadows (R–NC), who opposes abortion, assuring him that HHS is “fully committed to prioritizing, expanding, and accelerating efforts to develop and implement the use of … alternatives” to fetal tissue from elective abortions.If HHS did decide to halt funding for human fetal tissue research, it is unclear whether the ban would apply to research grants that agencies have already awarded. Eight years ago, after a federal judge ruled that federally funded human embryonic stem cell research was illegal, in-house NIH projects were halted for 19 days, as were as reviews of new extramural proposals and pending grant payments. But NIH funds that had already been disbursed to extramural researchers were not affected.And 4 years ago, when the federal government paused a controversial type of influenza research known as “gain of function” experiments, officials halted new grants but asked only for a “voluntary pause” on ongoing projects.With reporting by Jocelyn Kaiser. Research groups attend HHS ‘listening session’ on fetal tissue research amid funding fears
MONTEGO BAY – In a time when several schools are under pressure for not performing up to par, the Corinaldi Avenue Primary in St. James is making positive strides both locally and internationally.The school recently copped first and second places in the 2013 World Plumbing Day International Poster Competition which is staged by the United States based World Plumbing Council. The day is observed on March 11 annually.The 2013 staging of the Poster competition had entries from elementary/primary schools from around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, Scotland, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, the USA and Jamaica.In the end, Andrew Malcolm and Nakelia Humphrey, both 5th grade students at the Corinaldi Avenue Primary, took first and second place respectively, with Liana Ellis, a 4th grader at Dunross Primary School in St. James, Trinidad, taking the third place spot.For their winning pieces, Andrew Malcolm received US$100 for himself and US$1,000 for his school; while Nakelia Humphrey received US$50 for herself and US$500 for her school, which will receive in total US$1,500.The school’s participation in the competition came about when Grade Six Teacher Donette Salmon, saw the information on the Internet and along with Grade Three Teacher, Dane Julius, decided to have two students enter.“We have very talented students here at Corinaldi, and so we decided that Nakelia Humphrey and Andrew Malcolm would be good choices (to do entries), seeing that they have more experience in entering poster competitions and doing very well at it,” Ms Salmon told JIS News.Mr. Julius informed this is not the first poster competition that the school has won, and their achievements have spanned both international and local competitions over the years.Both teachers are overjoyed by the results in the World Plumbing Day International Poster Competition. “(It is) not only that we won, but we gained the two top places in the competition, which is a first for the competition itself, so we were overwhelmed by it,” Ms Salmon said.The students, Andrew and Nakelia, are equally excited at finishing in the top two.With a student population of approximately 1600, Principal, Cynthia Munroe, told JIS News, that she and the entire school population felt very excited to have outdone the many schools from around the world that entered the competition.“We had done it before and we knew that we could do it again,” she said, while praising the Art Teacher at the institution for the continued success of the students.An official function was held at the school to highlight the achievement of Andrew and Nakelia, at which they received both their World Plumbing Council prize, as well as special prizes from the school.Mrs. Munroe credits the continued high levels of achievement of the Corinaldi Avenue Primary School to a shared vision between principal and staff.“Our teachers are highly motivated and committed, and they transmit this commitment and motivation to our students; and so our students know that when they get out there they have to excel, they want to achieve at the highest,” she explains.She further reveals that this feeling and principle is applied throughout the school in all areas.
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