Man killed in shooting at Irish Hills Apartments in South Bend identified

first_img WhatsApp Man killed in shooting at Irish Hills Apartments in South Bend identified Pinterest One person died and another person was injured in a shooting at Irish Hills apartments in South Bend.Police were called around 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, to the 4400 block of Irish Hills after residents in the complex reported hearing several gunshots. Another report was received of an individual who had suffered a gunshot wound injury.Upon arriving in the neighborhood, officers discovered Andre Nolan, 25, of Indianapolis, dead inside an apartment as a result of an apparent gunshot wound injury.Officers determined a 24-year-old woman who had suffered a gunshot wound injury was driven to a local hospital for treatment.A representative of the St. Joseph County Coroner Office was contacted and per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was activated and is currently handling the investigation.Witnesses are being interviewed by CMHU Investigators but no arrests have been made.An autopsy will be conducted and an update will be provided when more information is available for release.Anybody with information is asked to contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.(Photo supplied/ABC 57) Pinterest Google+ Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook By Jon Zimney – July 26, 2020 2 905 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana eLearning Lab created as new tool for teachersNext articleFond words about Notre Dame alum Regis Philbin from University president 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.last_img read more

Science Club for Girls honors Harvard’s Angela Mathew as part of 20th Anniversary Celebration

first_imgAs part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Science Club for Girls (SCFG) announced the creation of the Angela Mathew Outstanding Mentor Award, in memory of Angela Mathew, Harvard’s Chapter President, who tragically died in a car accident this past February.“Angela was dear to the heart of all of us, and was an exemplary role model and mentor,” said Connie Chow, Executive Director of the SCFG. The award recognizes a mentor who exemplifies Angela’s vivacious spirit, and who shares Angela’s commitment “to educate, encourage, and give young women and girls the drive to succeed in any and all aspects of their lives, not in spite of being a woman, but because of being a woman”.Founded in 1994 in Cambridge, SCFG works to connect girls in grades K-12 with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs, to narrow the achievement gap and to assure long-term economic competitiveness for our local region. More than 1,000 girls participate annually in SCFG programs that take place throughout eastern Massachusetts.According to SCFG, 80 percent of the fastest growing jobs in the next decade require capabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The groups says that its “efforts to increase interest and promote career awareness in these fields are essential to ensure the economic security for underrepresented groups and their communities.”Harvard’s chapter of the club was established in 2011, and is the second established student organization of the SCFG.last_img read more

Drug Trafficking Ring Busted in Argentina

first_imgBy Dialogo February 11, 2013 An individual with passports from France and Poland, and a French national were arrested in Argentina, accused of leading the main marihuana trafficking ring in the South American country, Deputy Minister Sergio Berni informed on February 6. “We busted the largest trading and distribution marihuana ring in Argentina, a citizen nicknamed as ‘el Francés,’ who operated in Misiones,” Berni said in a press conference. The police arrested six people, among whom was Thierry Andre Polus, the alleged head of the organization (with Polish and French passports), and his two liutenants, French national Jean Philipe Pontani and Argentine national Rodolfo Eduardo Fernández, the Ministry said in a statement. The six men were arrested in operations that started on February 4 in the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Santa Fe and Misiones. In one of these operations, the police seized 140 kilos inside a truck in the province of Neuquén, near the “Cardenal Samoré” international crossing point with Chile. “The price of marihuana in Chile is ten times higher than in Argentina, so the ring started to explore this new route through the Samoré crossing point,” Berni added.last_img read more

Get off the lending hamster wheel

first_img continue reading » We spend an inordinate amount of time, marketing, sales dollars, and imagination to originate new loans.Our collective creativity has created a loan origination process that includes quick loan decisions, the use of electronic signatures, omni-channel delivery, point of sale (POS) financing, triggers, and teams of credit union professionals who know how to make the member loan origination experience a “wow.”Yet we find that our net loan growth is only a fraction of our new originations.The challenge is that we have not perfected a means to retain the loans once they are a part of our portfolio. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Thousands of L.I. Muslims Celebrate Eid Holiday Amid Escalating Attacks

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A sea of worshippers, thousands strong, celebrated the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with two early morning prayer sessions on Wednesday inside a cavernous dome building at the Mitchel Field Complex in Uniondale. But they did so with a measure of trepidation given the bloodletting that has tainted this beloved holiday.Through a series of heinous massacres that true local believers declare is proof ISIS and other groups who murder in the name of Islam have nothing to do with the non-violent spirit of the religion, hundreds have died the past month in terrorist attacks in predominantly Muslim countries: 41 at an airport in Turkey, 250 in Iraq, 20 at a cafe in Bangladesh. Additionally, all the bloodshed and loss of life came during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays.And it was during Ramadan that a shooter who pledged allegiance to ISIS savagely gunned down 49 partygoers inside an Orlando nightclub last month, though his motivations have yet to be fully understood.As Long Island Muslims prayed under an unforgiving sun to revel in the Eid al-Fitr holiday they were advised to reach out to their neighbors to teach them about their customs and culture. The service also served as an opportunity for religious leaders to remind people about how much work still needs to be done to combat pervasive Islamophobia.‘Time to Take Action’“The holy month of Ramadan is about community building, reflection—reflection internally toward one’s faith, toward one’s action and outwardly, how to bring community together, to get involved with charity,” said Dr. Isma Chaudhry, president of the Islamic Center of Long Island, which organized the massive prayer service.“In these challenging times it is important that we don’t stand segregated, that we come out as one community,” Chaudhry told reporters after the morning-long service. “Whatever our faiths are, whether we belong from a faith group, whether we do not belong from a faith group, we have to come out as global citizens.”Chaudhry spoke after the second of a pair of services that organizers estimated attracted upwards of 5,000 people.This was the fourth straight year the ICLI held its end-of-Ramadan prayer at Mitchel Field.Many of the worshippers who attended the first service hung around to exchange pleasantries. “Eid Mubarak,” they said to friends and strangers alike as they exchanged hugs. Many sought refuge under the trees that lined the parking lot while thousands of their fellow Muslim Americans kneeled for prayer inside the complex’s giant dome building.Sheikh Ibrahim Negm, visiting scholar from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, said he impressed upon those praying the importance of being part of their communities, especially during these trying times.“This is a time also to take action, to encourage the community to take action, to tap into the spiritual reserve of their faith and to engage and to open up and to contribute constructively to the well-being of the world and to take ownership of these many challenges,” Negm told the few members of the media who attended a post-prayer press conference.His message to the American people was one of unity.“We are in it together. We are in a ship,” he said. “It would be unfair to demonize an entire faith because of the acts of some lunatics and idiots. These lunatics and idiots are found in every major faith traditions. We are with you, hands in hands. We are in one ship. And we will sail together against these violent winds and we will reach the shore of safety.”An estimated 5,000 people took part in Wednesday morning’s Eid prayer service at Mitchel Field in Uniondale. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.Negm was forthcoming when asked about the perception many Americans have of Muslims. He noted that religious leaders needed to make a better effort to “promote moderation and understanding and peace-building and bridge-building among everybody.”‘It is embarrassing to even call them Muslims.’Outside the facility, 18-year-old Ramsha Ahmad of Jericho said she was frustrated with the media’s portrayal of Islam.“Islam is such a religion of peace,” she told the Press. “You can’t say this is a religion of violence and you can’t believe Islamophobic people like Donald Trump and figures who tell people that ISIS is an example of how Islam is violent, because Eid and Ramadan is an example of how we come together.“We’re blessed to sit together,” added Ahmad, a sophomore law student at Drexel University. “We’re not fighting every day for our lives, and we have freedom. That’s why we feel blessed.”Taking a break from collecting prayer mats, Habeeb Ahmed, an ICLI board member, also noted that the Muslim community needs to be more proactive.“I don’t know where these people are coming from, what they’re thinking,” he said of terrorists who have maimed and killed hundreds during the holy month. “They say that they’re Muslims, [but] according to me, they just cannot be Muslims the way they have been behaving.“They say they’re fighting for Muslim causes, and then they’re blowing bombs and blowing up places and Muslims are getting killed: 100 here, 150 there,” he added. “They’re spilling Muslim blood and they’re saying this is for a Muslim cause. It is such a dichotomy. It is hard to understand what is the frame of mind. It is embarrassing to even call them Muslims.”Despite the impressive turnout, Ahmed could not help but feel uneasy. The presidential election has once again put Muslim Americans in the forefront of the campaign, while attacks on mosques are on the rise, and there’s been troubling reports of anti-Islam hate crimes increasing throughout the country.“The feeling of the unknown is a real fear,” he said. “They are fearing us these days and some people are helping them to fear us.”last_img read more

NAV rises 18% for booming St Modwen

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The breakfast club

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Lebanon, small Mideast country mired in tragedies

first_imgBetween Israel and Syria The civil war raged between 1975 and 1990, with Lebanon under Syrian domination for two decades until its troops withdrew in 2005.Lebanese political institutions have long been paralyzed by discord between pro- and anti-Syrian camps. Colossal debt For the first time in its history, Lebanon announced in March it was defaulting on its debts.According to ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), it is sagging under a debt of $92 billion, equal to nearly 170 percent of its gross domestic product, one of the highest debt ratios in the world.In May, Lebanon launched negotiations with the International Monetary Fund aimed at securing crucial aid, under a plan to rescue the economy adopted by the government. Talks have since stalled.Since October 2019, Lebanon has been rocked by mass protests against what is seen as a corrupt and incompetent political system.The country lags in development in areas such as water supply, electricity production and waste treatment.A welcome lifeline for Lebanon came in 2018, when aid pledges worth more than $11 billion were made at a Paris conference.But the pledged money has been blocked due to a lack of promised reforms.Nearly half of Lebanon’s population now lives below the poverty line and 35 percent are out of work, according to official statistics. In 2013, the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah announced it was fighting alongside the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, further dividing the Lebanese political scene.Iran-backed Hezbollah is the sworn enemy of Israel, against which it fought a month-long war in 2006.The Syria conflict has sporadically spilled over into Lebanon, with several attacks rocking the capital Beirut and other regions.The most visible impact of the Syrian war in Lebanon, a country of around 4.5 million people, has been the influx of an estimated 1.5 million refugees.Lebanon and international organizations have on several occasions sounded the alarm over the economic and social burden posed by the massive inrush. Multi-confessional The country with the cedar tree stamped on its flag is one of the Middle East’s smallest, covering an area of about 10,000 square kilometers. Flanked to the west by the Mediterranean, it shares borders with Syria and Israel.Lebanon is considered relatively liberal in a generally conservative region, but religion remains all-important.A crucible for 18 religious communities, its governance has been dictated by a power-sharing deal between the main sects.Lebanon is a parliamentary republic, with a 128-member house evenly split between Muslims and Christians.In line with the “national pact” dating from independence from France in 1943, the president must be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim and the parliament speaker a Shiite Muslim.center_img Lebanon, a small multi-confessional country which endured a devastating 15-year civil war, has often been caught in the crossfire of regional conflicts.The tragic explosions at Beirut port on Tuesday struck with the country mired in its worst economic crisis for decades, marked by the collapse of its currency and angry popular protests.Lebanon has had more than 5,000 cases of coronavirus, with 65 dead.  Topics :last_img read more

New York State to fund record car order

first_imgDetails of the largest metro car order in North American history were confirmed on April 29. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reached agreement with two manufacturers to acquire 1080 vehicles for the IRT division. They will replace many of MTA New York City Transit’s oldest cars, some dating from 1959.The R-142 contract, valued at $1·45bn, will be finalised when the New York State legislature approves a further capital improvement programme for the MTA totalling $11·9bn. The authorising bill was expected to pass late last month and Governor George Pataki had already announced he would sign it. MTA originally planned to purchase 740 cars but fierce competition by the two finalists in the bidding, Bombardier and Kawasaki, drove down prices. The agency took advantage of the situation, bargaining around the clock to get 1080 cars for the amount it had budgeted to buy 740.MTA Chairman E Virgil Conway called it ’a victory for the workers at the Kawasaki plant in Yonkers and Bombardier’s facility in Plattsburgh’, referring to New York State plants where the cars will be assembled.The vote by the MTA board was 10 to 4, with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s four appointees in opposition because they insisted they were not adequately briefed on the terms – despite negotiations that lasted a year. ’The mayor just doesn’t like having major deals sprung on him overnight’, said board member and former Deputy Mayor John Dyson: ’we had 12 hours or less to decide on a $1bn-plus expenditure.’ Conway countered by pointing out that the Governor was told of the contract terms just one day in advance ’and he is here’. Dyson said the MTA might have bought fewer vehicles and spent some of the money to refurbish stations. Bombardier got the lion’s share of the order: 680 cars at a cost of $921m plus a $194m option for another 200 cars. Bodyshells will be manufactured at the company’s La Pocatière plant in Québec. Further manufacture and assembly will take place at expanded factories in Plattsburgh and Auburn, New York.Kawasaki will build its 400 cars at an existing facility in Yonkers, just north of New York City, which it opened in 1984 to build rapid transit cars for the PATH system. Production is scheduled to get under way in October with initial deliveries set for early 1999.The cars will be unusual in many respects, especially for New York which has traditionally ordered single units or married pairs with conventional DC motors. The R-142s will be a significantly improved version of the two ’new technology’ R-110 trains, also built by Bombardier (R-110B) and Kawasaki (R-110A); these were ordered in 1989 and have been in revenue service for over two years.The R-142 trains will be built as semi-permanently coupled sets of five cars. Two A cars with a full-width cab at one end and four motored axles will bracket three B cars equipped with just one powered bogie. The 14 driven axles under each five-car unit will have 112 kW asynchronous traction motors supplied with three-phase AC by IGBT inverters.Other novel features include regenerative dynamic braking and lightweight, outboard bearing bogies with welded steel frames. The drivers’ consoles are ergonomically designed with easy-to-reach controls. Bodies will be fabricated of stainless steel with wider doors and windows and more standing room than existing New York subway cars. Bench seats accommodating 34 on the A cars and 40 on the B cars will replace the bucket seats now used on about half the IRT fleet.External dimensions will be about the same as cars currently running on the IRT division, which features narrower tunnels and sharper curves than other New York Subway routes. oReader Enquiry NumbersBombardier 118Kawasaki 119CAPTION: A computer simulation of the R-142. The first of the 1 040 cars on order should be delivered in 1999last_img read more

Lambert laughs off stat attack

first_img “I think we should have had a penalty when Christian Benteke gets brought down, so I am delighted with the lads.” Benteke was introduced as a second-half substitute after Lambert boldly decided to drop the Belgium international after seven scoreless matches. “The football club does not revolve around one player,” he said. “I made a decision that I thought was the right call. “We have 25 lads and I try and treat them the same way. Christian was brilliant last year but has had a little spell when at the minute he has not been hitting the heights of last year. “But when he came on I thought he looked as if he was getting back to the powerhouse he is. “Sometimes a rest is as good as playing sometimes. We have seven games this month. Kozak led the line great and got the goal.” The only negative on the night for Villa was an injury to captain Ron Vlaar, who was forced off at half- time with a calf complaint that will be assessed on Thursday. Saints also picked up knocks in the match, with Victor Wanyama and Nathaniel Clyne to be reviewed after being forced off. Pochettino is unsure of the extent of those injuries and downplayed an altercation involving club record signing Osvaldo at the end of the match. As tempers frayed after the final whistle, the Saints boss came onto the pitch to usher away the booked Italy international from a scuffle. “It’s only normal in football,” Pochettino said. “We’re angry. Emotion gets the better of you, so it’s normal there were temper tantrums at the end.” What was of more concern to the Southampton manager was falling to a third successive defeat for the first time in his St Mary’s tenure. “It is a difficult result to take because the team put in a great effort and did very well,” Pochettino said. “It’s the type of game you lose maybe once in 1,000, but tonight we lost it.” Press Association Statistics highlight Southampton’s dominance against Aston Villa, but manager Paul Lambert was only bothered by the goal column after his side became the first to win at St Mary’s this season. Libor Kozak nodded home Villa’s second after Jay Rodriguez levelled, although Saints drew parity again through Dani Osvaldo. Lambert’s side would not be denied, though, scoring against the run of play but in some style, with Fabian Delph’s wondrous strike from distance proving the difference. “You show me a stat that wins you a game of football and I might try and buy it,” Lambert said of the one-sided match facts. “I’ve had pats on my back in certain games when we’ve been turned over. It is not what you look for – you try and win. “I thought we deserved to win the game. There have been times when we have had loads of the ball and got nothing. All you get is a pat on the back. “We needed three points and I thought we were lethal in front of goal. “I thought Agbonlahor’s goal was world class – when he is like that with his speed and power there are not many people can catch him. “The second goal was a terrific header from Kozak and the third goal was worthy of any win. Mauricio Pochettino’s side enjoyed 77 per cent possession in the Barclays Premier League clash, having 21 shots and completing almost six times as many passes as Villa. Lambert’s side only managed three shots on target but all found the back of the net, starting with Gabriel Agbonlahor’s fine solo opener after 15 minutes. last_img read more