Hendricks County Claims State Fair Queen Crown

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 4, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Hendricks County Claims State Fair Queen Crown Madeline Hayden of Hendricks CountyMadeline “Mady” Hayden of Hendricks County today earned the title of Miss Indiana State Fair during the final day of the fair’s queen pageant in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Hayden was chosen from 85 contestants, each representing their home county. She becomes the first young lady from Hendricks County to become the Indiana State Fair Queen. “I was hoping to make the top ten. That was like a dream, so this is amazing,” she said. “I know what it’s like to look up to a girl and be excited that she is the queen, so I can’t wait to interact with all the kids and all the fairgoers.”Hayden, 18, is a freshman at Purdue University studying speech language and hearing sciences. She is the 57th young lady to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair succeeding Alyssa Garnett of Pulaski County. This is the first time the queen pageant has ever taken place outside the dates of the fair. A video of Hayden’s crowning can be viewed at https://bit.ly/1Aoswge. Here are the results of the Top 10 finalists:The Queen’s Court:1st  Runner-up – Alexandra Abney, Johnson County2nd Runner-up – Melissa Smoker, LaPorte County3rd Runner-up – Jacinda Thompson, Gibson County4th Runner-up – Jessie Earhart, Huntington CountyOther finalists, in no particular order:Kennedy Drago, Delaware CountyCassie Molter, White CountyAllison Trevithick, Lawrence CountyRiley Mineart, Tippecanoe CountyBrittany Birt, Putnam CountyMiss Congeniality: Kimberly Carcamo, Newton CountyThe 2015 Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 7 – 23.  SHARE Previous articleIn Search of the Rare BreedNext article2014 Energy Legislation in Review Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Hendricks County Claims State Fair Queen Crownlast_img read more

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Buncrana Town Council Budget passed in under an hour

first_imgNews Facebook Google+ Previous articleJudge upholds decision to block Christmas night opening for most clubsNext article23 year-old Warrenpoint man sentenced for possessing indecent images of children News Highland Twitter Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Buncrana Town Council Budget passed in under an hour HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Google+ By News Highland – December 21, 2012 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Buncrana Town Council has passed its budget for 2013.Town Cllrs and Management met this afternoon to formally pass the budget, with a freeze on commercial rates one of the key features agreed.The Budget totals just over 3 million euro.Speaking to Highland Radio News at the meeting, Town manager John McLaughlin said the Town Council is working hard to maintain services with less money and staff:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/jmc530BUNC.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

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Charge Under IPC Can Continue Even If Sanction In Respect Of Offence Under Prevention Of Corruption Act Is Not Forthcoming: SC [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesCharge Under IPC Can Continue Even If Sanction In Respect Of Offence Under Prevention Of Corruption Act Is Not Forthcoming: SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 July 2020 1:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that the charge against an accused for offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code can continue irrespective of the fact that sanction in respect of offence punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act,is not forthcoming.The bench comprising of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna agreed with the view taken by Jharkhand High Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that the charge against an accused for offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code can continue irrespective of the fact that sanction in respect of offence punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act,is not forthcoming.The bench comprising of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna agreed with the view taken by Jharkhand High Court while dismissing a petition filed an employee of BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.).In this case, the Trial Court, while dismissing the discharge petition, had observed that the accused, being the employees of a public sector company are not entitled to protection by way of sanction u/s 197 CrPC and therefore proceeded to frame the charges u/s 120(B)/420/406/407/409/420 of IPC against the accused.Assailing this order before the High Court, the petitioner contended that so far as the charge under the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as well as the Indian Penal Code are concerned, they are absolutely same and similar and therefore in absence of prosecution sanction under the provisions of aforesaid Act of 1988, the criminal prosecution under Indian Penal Code also cannot be sustained. In support of this proposition, he relied on an Allahabad High Court judgment in (2001) Cr. Law Journal 2058 (Ravindra Kumar Sharma vs. State).Taking note of this submission, the High Court noted that the accused in the said (Allahabad HC) case was entitled to protection of sanction under the provisions of Indian penal code as well as under the provisions of PC Act   and in the instant case, the petitioner is not entitled to any protection under the provisions of Indian penal code. In the said case, there was application of mind of the authorities in connection with sanction for prosecution and in the present case there is absence of sanction for prosecution and not refusal of sanction for prosecution, it said.Holding thus, the High Court refused his plea to quash the charge framed against him.While dismissing the SLP filed by him, the bench observed that it does not find any infirmity in the view taken by the High Court. It said:”We decline to deviate from the view taken by the High Court that the charge against the petitioner for offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code can continue irrespective of the fact that sanction in respect of offence punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act,  is not forthcoming. To that extent, we find no infirmity in the conclusion reached by the High Court. Our understanding of the impugned judgment is that the High Court has made it clear that if sanction to prosecute the petitioner for offence punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 is not or has not been granted, the question of proceeding against the petitioner for that charge does not arise. This aspect be borne in mind by the Trial Court while proceeding with the trial against the petitioner.”Case name: SATYABRAT GUPTA vs. THE STATE OF JHARKHANDCase no.: SLP (Crl.) No(s). 2787/2020Coram: Justice AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv KhannaCounsel: Sr. Adv. Harin P. Raval, Adv Mushtaq Ahmad (AOR)Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

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South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg faces 3 misdemeanor charges for fatal crash

first_imgBlake David Taylor/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(HYDE COUNTY, S.D.) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg faces three misdemeanor charges after fatally striking a pedestrian on a highway in September, officials announced Thursday.The charges include operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile device, lane driving violation and careless driving, Emily Sovell, the Sully County state’s attorney and Hyde County deputy state’s attorney in South Dakota, said during a press briefing.Ravnsborg, 44, was not on his cell phone at the time of the accident but was outside the lanes of travel, Sovell said, when he hit the 55-year-old victim, Joseph Boever, in Hyde County in central South Dakota on Sept. 12.An investigation completed a month after the crash initially determined that Ravnsborg was distracted when he struck Boever with his 2011 Ford Taurus. But on Thursday, Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore said that at the time of impact, Ravnsborg was not a distracted driver.“We know that because his phones were analyzed,” Moore said, noting that Ravnsborg had two cell phones on him at the time. “His phones were locked approximately 1 minute and 15 seconds prior to the impact.”The accident did not meet the conditions for manslaughter, Sovell announced, noting that toxicology reports previously released showed Ravnsborg was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.“For vehicular homicide in South Dakota, it requires that one be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or substances in a manner and a degree prohibited by law, without design to affect death, but that ultimately after negligent actions, results in the death of another human being,” Sovell said. “That’s simply not applicable in this case.”Sovell stressed that the investigation of the high-ranking official was “very, very thorough.”“There was no delay by the prosecutors,” she said. “It was a smart decision for prosecutors to await all of the evidence before we came to our final decision in this case.”The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation headed the investigation, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol provided accident reconstruction, Sovell said. The state’s attorneys for Beadle and Pennington counties in South Dakota also reviewed the case, she said.Moore called it a “tragic accident.”“The victim’s remedy is in civil court, not criminal court,” Beadle County’s state’s attorney said during the briefing.The maximum penalty for each charge if convicted is 30 days in jail, a $500 fine or both. A special judge will likely be appointed, and Ravnsborg will be summoned to court “at that point in time,” Sovell said.In a statement, Ravnsborg said this has been a “difficult and trying time for everyone involved.”“I appreciate, more than ever, that the presumption of innocence placed within our legal system continues to work,” he said. “I have always practiced this in my professional life and I understand it even better now as I see that we live in a society where every person enjoys the protection of the law.“I have and will continue to pray for Joe Boever and his family,” the statement continued. “I cannot imagine their pain and loss and I do send my deepest condolences to them.”Ravnsborg was alone while driving west in a rural area on U.S. Highway 14, about a mile west of Highmore, South Dakota, when the accident occurred.Investigators were unable to determine how long he was outside the lane of travel and if Ravnsborg realized that he was, Moore said.Ravnsborg told authorities he initially thought he hit a deer. He previously disclosed that he called 911. He said he searched a ditch with the Hyde County sheriff using a cell phone flashlight looking for the deer at around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. He said he discovered Boever’s body when he returned to the scene the next day and reported his discovery to the sheriff. On Thursday, Sovell and Moore confirmed that sequence of events.Boever was carrying a light while walking on the shoulder of Highway 14, which measures about 10.5 feet, when he was struck, authorities said in November. The initial cause of death was listed as traumatic injuries — both internal and external.The Boever family was informed of the charging decision earlier Thursday, Moore said.“They obviously don’t like our decision in this case, but as we all know, victims don’t make this decision,” he said.Ravnsborg, who was elected in 2018, was not placed under administrative leave and continued to work after the crash.The attorney general has a string of previous driving violations, according to state records. He pleaded guilty to speeding six times between 2014 and 2018 and paid fines between $19 and $79, according to state records.ABC News’ Karma Allen, Joshua Hoyos, Julia Jacobo, Jen Leong and Ivan Pereira contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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National tenant background checks system for letting agents launched

first_imgHome » News » National tenant background checks system for letting agents launched previous nextProducts & ServicesNational tenant background checks system for letting agents launchedNew service aims to prevent rogue tenants hiding their activities from industry.Nigel Lewis27th March 201701,489 Views A Nottingham-based software company is to launch a national tenant background checks sharing service for letting agents operating in the private rental sector.TenantPro is piloting its background checks service for free in Nottingham but is to roll out the service nationally later, it says. The company claims the software will enable letting agents to share information about tenant behaviour and performance against their contractual obligations, and enable tenants to submit their rental history too.“Many tenants have no accurate rental history,” the company says.“Agents often don’t have sufficient information to make informed decisions about the suitability of a tenant, current checks in place are lengthy and time consuming and often involve writing or telephoning previous landlords, and the information available is often incomplete or missing.”The company says its software will be able to pick up rogue tenants who behave badly and then, by saying they have been living with parents or partners, avoid disclosing past poor behaviour such as abandoned tenancies and damage.Founded in June last year, the company is headed up by lettings agency owner Andrew Shipman, website building agency owner John Richardson, and mortgage advising company founder Aaron Northridge (pictured).Data protectionBut the company faces a challenge – to allay fears over data protection, as highlighted by readers of local paper The Nottingham Post earlier this month.Director John Richardson told the paper that the company “takes its obligations under the Data Protection Act very seriously…we have spoken to the ICO [Information Commissioner’s Office] on several occasions, as the business was set up, ensure that we fully understand our obligations”.He said data protection has been built into its products and processes and will be a key element of its staff training.Nottingham Aaron Northridge Andrew Shipman. John Richardson TenantPro March 27, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Iran tests another naval missile

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Iran tests another naval missile March 10, 2017 Iran tests another naval missile Iran carried out another test firing of a naval missile with the successful launch of the Hormuz-2 missile, AFP reported citing Iranian media.According to AFP, General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, commander of the air wing of the Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian media that the missile destroyed a target that was 250 kilometres (155 miles) away in the Gulf of Oman.The launch of Hormuz-2 comes just weeks after the Iranian Navy tested the Nasr cruise missile during Iran’s annual Velayat drill that was held in the second half of February in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman and North of the Indian Ocean.Iran’s missile launches are taking place in a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Navy ships operating in the region.Less than a week ago, Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats harassed a group of U.S. and Royal Navy vessels. On March 4, U.S. Navy’s missile launch tracking ship USNS Invincible was forced to change course in order to avoid collision with one of the boats during the incident.Countering reports made by U.S. officials, an Iranian commander blamed the U.S. for the incident claiming the USNS Invincible changed course towards Iranian boats. View post tag: Irancenter_img View post tag: Missile Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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“Rick Stein on Basketball” Radio Show Premieres November 2

first_imgEVANSVILLE, Ind.—The “Rick Stein on Basketball” radio show begins next Wednesday, November 2, live from St. Phillips Inn off Upper Mount Vernon Road on Evansville’s Westside.This year’s show will air live on WEOA 98.5 FM/1400 AM and on weoa985fm.com between 7-8 p.m. and feature USI Women’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Stein as well as USI Men’s Basketball play-by-play commentator Dan Egierski. The show will feature live comments from Stein about the Screaming Eagles’ recent games and upcoming opponents; insight into the women’s basketball program and women’s college basketball; and live interviews with players from the teamDates for the shows are November 2, November 9, December 27, January 4, January 18, February 1, February 15, and March 1. Two of the shows will air following Indiana basketball.“Rick Stein on Basketball” dates and times:November 2: 7 p.m.November 9: 7 p.m.December 27: 7 p.m.January 4: 7 p.m.January 18: 7 p.m. (aired following IU Basketball)February 1: 7 p.m. (aired following IU Basketball)February 15: 7 p.m.March 1: 7 p.m. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Hopkins receives grant to study speciation

first_img Read Full Story Plants fuel the Earth’s biodiversity, connecting humans to all parts of the biological world around them. Giving scientists and non-scientists access to accurate knowledge about the evolutionary forces that generate species is the motivation behind the work of Robin Hopkins, assistant professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard and Faculty Fellow at the Arnold Arboretum.Hopkins recently received a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program. Through the NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology, Hopkins will continue her research of Texas Phlox to both teach and inform the public on relevant topics related to biological diversity.“Plants are responsible for every bit of energy that is consumed by all life. But humans are plant-blind,” she said. “We don’t necessarily see our connection to plants and have limited educational resources to teach about plants.”Awarded to inspire both teaching a course and finding other avenues of education and community enrichment in general, the NSF grant will help Hopkins develop a research experience for first-year Harvard College students to study the process of speciation and how lineages evolve to become distinct species through pollination. The students will pull plants apart, then use microscopic and molecular lab skills and tools they may not have had in their high school classrooms to view the plant parts, according to Hopkins.The grant will also help expand outreach activities through the Harvard Museum of Natural History Glass Flowers collection by developing self-guided activities for students in grades three through 12 and facilitating teacher training courses.“The exciting thing about the NSF Career grant is that it is specifically designed to enable researchers to enhance both their research and their teaching simultaneously,” Hopkins said. “The goal is to get scientists to incorporate the research into the teaching curriculum, and to figure out ways to get the teaching curriculum to inspire and improve the research.”last_img read more

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ECFiber in South Royalton goes live

first_imgECFiber,Having completed its beta testing, and with the Phase I project nearly complete, ECFiber began connecting its first customers today. Eight customers have been beta-testing the system for the past two weeks, getting sustained 5Mbps symmetrical service. The Barnard General Store, one of the beta sites, has been offering the experience to customers via WI-FI, and has been finding folks on their doorstep at all hours, trying out the system.‘It’s been amazing,’ says Kim Furlong, one of the store’s proprietors. ‘Because so much more of what we do is online, it is truly a joy to reap the reward of high-speed internet. Dial-up, and even satellite, is such a time-robber. Fiber is very different ‘ you can be more efficient, and that is exciting. At the same time, I have some trepidation. People are going to relocate here more permanently because of what is available, and that is probably going to change the fabric of the community.’According to Project Coordinator Leslie Nulty, 15 new accounts were opened within the first 24 hours after the doorstep delivery of information packets. Barnard Academy, another beta site, is also very excited about the service. They are planning an open house and community celebration of ECFiber’s arrival in mid-October.Barnard was chosen for the Phase I project because of its proximity to the central office and its large number of unserved users. Pre-registrations topped 90% before the project started. Phase II, to build out the rest of the town of Barnard, is in the planning stages, with an informational meeting set for Thursday night at 7PM at the Barnard Town Hall.  ECFiber is a group of 23 towns working to build a community-owned, subscriber-funded Fiber-to-the-Home network to provide phone, television, and ultra-high-speed internet services to 100 percent of the homes and businesses in the member towns.Monthly Governing Board meetings are generally held at Vermont Law School, Oakes Hall, starting at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of every month. (Check the website for cancellations or change of location.) Our meetings are open to the public.  www.ecfiber.net(link is external)last_img read more

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Hurricane Harvey and emergency preparedness: Ask yourself four questions

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As we all turn our focus to the recovery that’s underway after Hurricane Harvey, evacuations are underway in Florida and surrounding regions in the predicted path of Hurricane Irma. So, disaster preparedness is an active concern for many of the credit unions we serve.Our Customer Disaster Response team deployed to Texas last Thursday, working its way up the coast and affected inland areas to help credit unions begin and continue their recovery from the damage Harvey left in its wake. Since recovery lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey may be useful to your or any credit union, we’re sharing a few here.We’ve collected a few of the many challenges we observed in Texas into four questions to ask yourself as you begin preparing for emergency conditions your credit union may face now or in the future: continue reading »last_img read more

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