Indiana GOP reaching out to minorities for support

first_img Twitter (“I Vote” by Kelley Minars, CC BY -SA 2.0) The state Republican Party is reaching out to minorities. The party is trying to recruit members who align with conservative values, and for the first time has a “diversity and engagement” director.“What I’m finding when I’m reaching out to different communities is that the people who identify with conservative values all have these tremendous stories, stories of adversity and overcoming and pushing through, stories of perseverance,” said director Whitley Yates.Yates, talking to IndyPolitics, said that she is seeking to talk with minorities in every community, whether urban or rural.“A lot of times we see that they aren’t as included as they would like.”State Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer, said that anyone whose views align with the party is welcome, and characterized the party as “big and welcoming”. But, he acknowledged that some people in minority communities may be reluctant, even if their views align.“In certain communities there’s a real negative connotation to identifying as a Republican and being vocal about it. So, we hope this’ll perhaps have some impact on this,” he said.Hupfer said the goal in recruiting diverse people is to have “multipliers”, people who go back to their communities and tell others about their membership.“If you’re Black. If you’re Hispanic, you can look and say, I know individuals who look like me that are active and involved in the Republican party,” he said.When asked about the recent effective ouster of Cutis Hill as the candidate for Indiana attorney general, Hupfer said people should understand it had nothing to do with race. Hill is Black and Todd Rokita, who will in his stead be running as the Republican candidate, is white.“I think it’s pretty clear to anybody who’s been following it, the issues with the current attorney general had nothing to do with race, and were comnpletely tied to actions he’d been involved with.”Hill is accused of groping four women and was asked to resign by many prominent members of the party. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleBSU Study: 68,000 Indiana students don’t have internet at homeNext articleNotre Dame finds a home with the ACC for football this season 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. Indiana GOP reaching out to minorities for support IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Pinterest By Jon Zimney – July 30, 2020 0 241 last_img read more

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Jamaica’s crime rate soars

first_imgThe crime in Jamaica continues to rise and has claimed over 15,000 lives since January 1, this year.A total of 1,500 people have been murdered in Jamaica so far this year, including 51 children, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Serious and Violence Review. This compares to a total of 1,350 people who were murdered in that country last year.Majority of victims are maleThe figures show that nearly 1,400 men have been murdered in Jamaica January leaving many households now without a father or a male figure.According to the JCF data, 1,350 males have so far been killed this year due to violence. The data also revealed that between 2013 and this year 5,328 men have been murdered in Jamaica, while 569 women and 236 children died violently during the four year period.The data also reveal 51 children have been murdered this year, as compared with 37 last year.Guns the main weaponThe JCF figures show that guns have been used in 82 per cent of the killings here, with 1,228 people killed by the gun; 106 by knife; 44 by machete and 113 by other implements.Murder at funeralMeanwhile, two people were shot and killed after gunmen opened fire during a funeral service at a church in East Kingston Sunday.The gunmen shot at least nine people.Media reports said that three armed men arrived at the Kings Chapel on Sunday and opened fire at persons standing in the church yard.There are reports one of the gunmen was held and severely beaten by residents and is now under police guard at hospital.The mourners were attending the funeral service for Romaine White, otherwise called “Boisey”, who was fatally stabbed in the capital on November 29.No one has been held for his murder.last_img read more

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Liverpool’s Klopp hails Man Utd quality ahead of Premier League clash

first_imgRight-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (foot) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) this week joined Joe Gomez (broken leg) on the injury list.Midfielder James Milner played at right-back recently and Nathaniel Clyne has returned to fitness but has barely featured since the beginning of last season.Klopp admits he may have to get creative but that is unlikely to involve spending in January.“A crisis is if you feel it is a crisis,” he said. “With Trent, it’s not as serious as with the other two boys, but of course it’s not top-class news, that’s clear.”A back problem restricted Clyne to just five appearances in the final few weeks of last season and his injury issues have continued into the current campaign but his return to full training is timely.“Clyne is a very experienced player,” said Klopp. “Is it perfect? No. But is he experienced enough to do it? Yes, 100 percent.“We have other options so we will not push Clyney after not the longest spell of training.“As long as we have options everything is fine. If we don’t have the obvious option any more then we need to be creative.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United have “unbelievable quality” despite their struggles this season, playing down his own team’s growing injury problems ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.Liverpool are top of the Premier League heading into the weekend fixtures, 16 points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side, but the Klopp is taking nothing for granted.“I was never interested in the points of Manchester United and I am not today,” he said on Friday.“I am aware of the criticism and stuff but when we analyse them and switch off the sound there is a lot of quality.“There is speed, technique, physical strength, pretty much everything. They still have (David) de Gea in goal, unbelievable. They have strikers they can switch between (Marcus) Rashford, (Romelu) Lukaku, (Jesse) Lingard, (Anthony) Martial, unbelievable quality.”Mourinho has been wrestling with the problem of how to get the best out of midfielder Paul Pogba, who has not been in the starting line-up for the past two Premier League matches.Klopp was asked whether he thought United were better with or without the World Cup winner but said he would not comment beyond calling him a “world-class player”.He said he is unlikely to make a move during the January transfer window after insisting his mounting injury problems in defence are not a crisis.last_img read more

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Kinrade, Baby Sens off to next round in AHL playoffs

first_imgWith their backs against the wall the Binghamton Senators found a way to win.The Sens, a team that features Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade on defence, ran the table on the Manchester Monarchs after getting down 3-1 in the series to advance to the next round of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.Ryan Potulny scored 3:07 into overtime as Binghamton completed a historic series victory over the Monarchs, advancing to the division finals with a 6-5 decision Saturday in Game 7 at the Verizon Wireless Arena.Binghamton won the final three games in overtime.The Senators became just the second team in AHL history to win four OT games in one series, the 16th club to successfully come back from a 3-1 series deficit, and the sixth to win Games 6 and 7 of a series on the road.Kinrade did his part to the historic series by scoring in the second overtime period Friday to power the Sens to a 2-1 win, finishing the game with a goal at 10:01.Kinrade, in his second season with the NHL Ottawa farm team, finished the series with a goal and three assists for four points.Binghamton will face Portland Pirates in the Atlantic Division finals beginning Wednesday [email protected]last_img read more

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Photo library: Business and industry 4

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Robertson Hlatshwyo works in the labelling plant at South African Breweries’ Alrode brewery. Producing 1.9-million litres of beer a day and employing some 900 staff, the brewery is the largest in the country. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Robertson Hlatshwyo works in the labelling plant at South African Breweries’ Alrode brewery. Producing 1.9-million litres of beer a day and employing some 900 staff, the brewery is the largest in the country. Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: South African Breweries’ Alrode brewery. The largest in South Africa, it produces 1.9-million litres of beer a day and employs 900 staff.Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Scrap metal in transit in Alrode. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Scrap metal works in Alrode.Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Maize cobs – known locally as mealies – for sale in the city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Traders in the city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Shop sign in Kliptown, Soweto. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Trainee diamond polisher Zubair Kassim inspects a diamond at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond training school. Courses run from two weeks to eight months and include diamond polishing, polished diamond grading, gem identification and diamond evaluation. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 4: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

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Video: D’Angelo Russell Whiffed Horribly While Attempting To Drive A Golf Ball

first_imgD'Angelo Russell swings golf club and misses horribly.D’Angelo Russell GolfOhio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work.Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell tries; the first one was a whiff, and the second wasn’t much better.Don’t worry, D’Angelo, you’re young. There’s plenty of time to improve your skills on the links.last_img read more

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Canadian minimum wage workers say theyre surviving rather than living

first_imgMONTREAL – Erendira Achati Keriti needed winter clothes, but she knew she couldn’t afford to buy them new.She managed to save enough money to buy second-hand garments, only to find they’d already been snapped up by the time she made it back to the thrift store.Keriti, a 39-year-old Toronto resident, said she struggles financially despite the fact she is employed.She’s one of a number of low-wage workers who have trouble making ends meet and who believe Canadian provinces need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.While Alberta has pledged to raise the minimum wage to $15 by October 2018, others have declined to follow.Quebec will raise its minimum wage to $11.25 from $10.75 on Monday — a hike Keriti and several other workers interviewed by The Canadian Press say is insufficient.Keriti doesn’t have a steady job, surviving instead on short-term painting and construction jobs.She says she sometimes arrives at a job site only to be told there isn’t any work for her, meaning she and her partner live in constant insecurity.“At the moment I have nothing permanent in my life because I don’t know how much money I will make in the next month and how much I will be paid,” she said in a phone interview.Mathieu Proulx, who earns $13.50 an hour as a maintenance worker in Montreal’s Old Port, says he sometimes feels like he’s surviving rather than living.“You’re always waiting for the next cheque,” said Proulx, 43.” As soon as there’s an unforeseen (expense), everything becomes unbalanced.”In his small apartment in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, a bass guitar sits unused in the corner. Proulx explains it’s broken and that he can’t afford to fix it.The situation can become even more serious when health problems strike.Golaeh Gaffari, a 40-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., says she worked at a Tim Horton’s for five years before getting hurt.Now unable to work, she doubts she and her husband will be able to stay in the one-bedroom apartment they’re renting for $900 a month.Gaffari says prices have gone up significantly since she immigrated from Iran in 2008, while wages have stagnated.“Everything is going right up: transportation, rent, groceries,” she said. “Everything is being raised and nobody complains about it. But minimum wage, no.”Even workers who don’t have to pay B.C.’s sky-high rental prices say they have trouble making ends meet.Jonethan Brigley, who works at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, says about half his monthly budget is taken up by the $591 he pays in rent.The 29-year-old believes raising the minimum wage would be “a start” but should be followed by other measures such as stabilizing rental prices.While the so-called “Fight for $15” has its defenders, experts remain divided over whether the measure would have a positive impact on workers.One economist, Pierre Fortin, believes minimum wage needs to be evaluated within the greater context of salaries in the region — meaning provinces shouldn’t necessarily follow the $15 minimum wage movement begun in the United States.He points out that the minimum wage in Quebec in 2016 was about 46 per cent of the overall hourly average, according to provincial government statistics.In contrast, big American cities that have chosen to raise their minimum wages to $15, such as New York and San Francisco, have a ratio of only about 37 to 38 per cent, Fortin said.“The reason the Americans can justify very large minimum wage increases is because minimum wage is much too low at the moment,” he said.Similarly, Fortin said Alberta’s decision to phase in a $15 minimum wage can be justified by the fact salaries in the province are 30 per cent higher than a province like Quebec’s.Fortin warns that raising the minimum wage too fast or too high could result in thousands of fewer jobs and a higher school dropout rate. He thinks other measures, such as tax breaks, would be a better way of helping the poor.All four of the workers interviewed by The Canadian Press strongly disagree.“Employers always want to make more profits,” Keriti said. “Saying (raising the minimum wage would cost jobs) is a lie, it’s the excuse they use not to raise salaries.”Proulx believes a higher minimum wage would benefit the local economy by giving workers the ability to buy things they currently can’t afford.He says workers need a stable income all year long, not just a break at tax time.“(Our) needs are every month and every week,” he said. “If my dryer breaks, I can’t wait until May when I’ll get my tax refund.”– Follow @Vickyfragasso on Twitter.—A look at hourly minimum wage in Canada’s provinces and territories:Newfoundland and Labrador: $10.75Prince Edward Island: $11.25Nova Scotia: $10.85New Brunswick: $11Quebec: $11.25Ontario: $11.40Manitoba: $11Saskatchewan: $10.72Alberta: $12.20British Columbia: $10.85Yukon: $11.07Northwest Territories: $12.50Nunavut: $13Source: provincial and territorial labour websiteslast_img read more

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9th Annual United Way of Northern BC Fire Truck Pull this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The United Way of Northern British Columbia will be hosting its 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull this Saturday, September 14.The Fire Truck Pull is described as the ultimate tug-of-war challenge and a great team-building event.Teams of 10 will play tug-of-war with a 22,000 lb. fire truck to compete for awards and bragging rights. Awards will be given out to teams in the following categories:• Fastest time- Heavy Weight and Not so Heavy Weight• Most money raised• Most spirited/best-dressed teamRegistration is a minimum pledge of $250.00 per team, with all proceeds going to support the United Way of Northern B.C.A pledge form, money and acknowledgment of risk waiver must be submitted to the United Way by Friday, September 13.The 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull is taking place Saturday, September 14, at the Pomeroy Sport Centre parking lot.For team registration, and for more information, you can call Mahvish Parvez at 250-561-1040. Registration can also be completed online.last_img read more

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Which 2018 Stars Are Doing The Best Impressions Of Pele Maradona And

By analyzing the statistical fingerprints of every performance by every player to appear in a World Cup since 1966,1Excluding players with less than 30 minutes of playing time. FiveThirtyEight’s new interactive tool — 50 Years Of World Cup Doppelgangers — can give a realistic sense of how great or lousy each performance in Russia this month is by comparing them to how other players have done in the past. The best comparison for how teenaged French sensation Kylian Mbappé is performing so far, for instance, is the way Brazilian Ronaldinho played in the 2002 World Cup.Some matches are far less obvious: The performance of Croatian captain Luka Modric through three games is most similar to that of Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Buloushi in 1982 … naturally.But what if we reverse engineered things? Which players in Russia are doing the best impressions of iconic World Cup performances of years past? Some player and tournament combinations do not have particularly close analogues in 2018, including Ronaldo (the single-name one, not Cristiano) in 2002 or Xavi in 2010, but we found eight iconic World Cup displays that have a reasonably close counterpart in Russia this summer:Bobby Moore 1966Cedric Soares 2018 (12th most similar), Santiago Arias 2018 (17th most similar) While Cruyff may have been the best attacking player on the planet in 1974, Franz Beckenbauer, who captained West Germany, was the best defender. His performances were characterised by high defensive involvement, but also an extremely impressive ability to advance the ball, which was demonstrated by the number of progressive passes and dribbles he made.Poetically, the most similar performance to Beckenbauer’s in 1974 is Philipp Lahm’s in 2014 — Lahm also captained Germany to the trophy. Meanwhile, his closest 2018 counterparts are teammates for Real Madrid: Marcelo, who is known for terrorising opposition down the left wing, and Sergio Ramos, an aggressive center-back who is also extremely competent with the ball at his feet.Paolo Rossi 1982Diego Costa 2018 (18th most similar) England is one of the World Cup’s greatest under-performers since the tournament began, but the Three Lions have managed to get their hands on the trophy once. Bobby Moore captained the side to victory when his country hosted in 1966.Though he was technically a center-back, soccer’s most defensive outfield position, Moore was an all-rounder — he got two assists in the final and completed more passes than anyone on the pitch that day. It’s somewhat unsurprising, then, that his closest 2018 analogue is an offensive right-back — Cedric Soares of Portugal, who maraudes down the right wing and is characterised by progressive passes and dribbles (those that advance the ball at least 10 yards toward the opponent’s goal or into their box) and defensive involvement.Eusebio 1966Cristiano Ronaldo 2018 (21st most similar) Though Portugal lost to England in the semifinals in 1966, Eusebio, the dazzlingly fast striker, took home the Golden Boot with nine goals. He owed his impressive offensive display in large part to the number of good scoring chances he got and to his progressive dribbling skills.This pairing of goal-scoring skills and canny dribbling ability is similar to that of James Rodriguez, whose breakthrough 2014 World Cup performance for Colombia was the second most similar to Eusebio’s in 1966, while Ronaldo’s 2002 performance for the Brazilian team is the sixth most similar. Eusebio’s closest 2018 peer? The hero of Portugal’s modern era: Cristiano Ronaldo, who is very much the focal point of their attack in Russia, with four goals already.Pele 1970Edinson Cavani 2018 (9th most similar) Brazil’s 1970 team have gone down in legend as one of the best teams of all time, captivatingly winning their third trophy in Mexico and cementing the beginning of a soccer dynasty. In the process, Pelé became the only player in history to have won three World Cups, and he took home FIFA’s Golden Ball award for being the best player in the tournament.The Pelé that led Brazil’s front-line in Mexico was less dynamic and sprightly than the 17-year-old who burst onto the international scene in the 1958 tournament in Sweden. He was more of a dedicated goal-scorer than he had ever been, contributing four at the tournament. His closest 2018 equivalent is Edinson Cavani, the tireless Uruguayan forward who specialises in getting high quality goal-scoring chances.Johan Cruyff 1974Isco 2018 (5th most similar); Neymar 2018 (9th most similar) Paolo Rossi is one of few players who is remembered more for his World Cup performances than his club ones. He inspired Italy to their third World Cup title in 1982, taking home the Golden Boot with six goals, including an iconic hat trick against Brazil in the quarterfinals.This summer, Diego Costa’s work with Spain is the most similar to Rossi’s 1982 performance; in each case, the players were dedicated goal-scorers who didn’t tend to dribble or create much.Diego Maradona 1986Lionel Messi 2018 (second most similar); Neymar 2018 (fifth most similar) Zinedine Zidane has been both the hero and villain for France on the world stage. In 1998, though, when they were the hosts in one of the most fondly remembered World Cups in the modern era, he was very much the former.He scored twice before halftime in the final as France beat Brazil, while his performances at the tournament in general typified being a creative playmaker. In Russia this year, the performance most similar to Zidane’s 1998 showing is from Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who is the star player in a surprisingly dangerous Swiss outfit that is hoping to advance past Sweden in the round of 16. Diego Maradona’s heroics at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico have gone down in soccer folklore as the legend of a star player dragging his team to success by any means possible. Arguably the most gifted dribbler of all time, the diminutive Argentine could tear defenses apart single-handedly, as England learned all too well.Unsurprisingly, fellow diminutive Argentine Lionel Messi, who will only sink deeper into Maradona’s shadow if he doesn’t triumph in Russia, has put in performances that are among the most similar to Maradona’s in 1986. Messi’s 2018 performance ranks second, while his 2014 and 2010 incarnations rank ninth and 10th, respectively. The 2018 performance by Neymar, who is equally talismanic for Brazil, ranks fifth.Zinedine Zidane 1998Xherdan Shaqiri 2018 (18th most similar) Though Johan Cruyff’s contributions to soccer went far beyond his playing career, his performance at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany remains one of his greatest gifts to the sport. In a team playing revolutionary “Total Football,” the playmaker was granted a free role that allowed him to roam the pitch as he pleased.His electric dribbling ability was complemented by supernatural passing vision, and it is these characteristics in particular that have made his closest 2018 peer, Spain’s Isco, his team’s most important player so far in Russia.Franz Beckenbauer 1974Marcelo 2018 (12th most similar); Sergio Ramos 2018 (17th most similar) read more

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France wont take it easy against Denmark – Van Marwijk

first_imgAustralia manager Bert van Marwijk has dismissed suggestions that France may field a weaker side in their final group game against Denmark due to the fact they have already secured their place in the knockout roundsThe Socceroos need to beat Peru in today’s encounter and hope that France manages to secure a win against Denmark to reach the last 16.Australia must also ensure that they better the Danes’ goal difference or goals scored record in the Group C table.Anything less from France will end Australia’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 2006, but Van Marwijk is confident that Didier Deschamps side will be determined to win.“The players of France also have their own pride,” said the Dutchman, according to SBS.“They have won twice (against Australia and Peru) but they didn’t play well, and they want to prove to the whole world they are one of the best teams.“I believe they will do their utmost to show that.”Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…The 66-year-old will not be abandoning his principles for the crucial encounter in what may be his final game in charge of Australia.“It’s very important in all the games that you are yourself,” he said.“I think against this opponent it’s even more so. I told them just at a meeting …the way we play and the way we want to play.“The opponent is an emotional team so you can expect everything. We have to trust our way of playing.“I think that’s the key so there is nothing to do with forcing some things … only in the second half, and it depends on how the situation is.“You must have the body language and confidence and be 100 per cent concentrated.”The match will take place at the Fisht Olympic Stadium at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

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