Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt sided with Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on Monday in responding to a complaint filed with his office last month by The Observer. The complaint concerned the police force and Notre Dame’s denial of records requests in November, despite a change in state law last year that might have required them to grant access.The relevant law hinges on the legal distinction between private and public agencies.Under Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), “public agencies” — like local police departments — are required to release certain records by law. However, private university police departments like NDSP have long been considered private agencies under state law, and therefore not subject to APRA.Last spring, the Indiana State Legislature passed HB 1022, which would have required private university police departments to disclose records only in situations where someone was arrested or incarcerated, shielding them specifically from the rest of APRA. It was vetoed by then-Gov. Mike Pence in March.But in November, the South Bend Tribune reported another law — HB 1019 — was also passed last year containing language such that it inadvertently changed the state’s definition of a “public agency” to specifically include university police departments.Effective July 1 of last year, the law changed the term’s definition, which now reads in the Indiana State Code as the following:“‘Public agency,’ except as provided in section 2.1 of this chapter, means the following: … (11) A private university police department. The term does not include the governing board of a private university or any other department, division, board, entity, or office of a private university.”Of the change in the definition, Britt said it was “inadvertently inserted into HB 1019.”Britt said in a letter that his office became aware of the error in July 2016, and that “on the advice of the Legislative Services agency,” he began to advise his constituents that the changed definition had “the full force of law.”“In August of 2016, however, the Indiana Legislative Council voted unanimously to include the error in the 2017 Technical Corrections Bill, HB 1181,” Britt said. “As of the date of this writing [Jan. 30] it had been referred to the Judiciary Committee but had not yet been passed.”Britt also cited the state Supreme Court’s decision in ESPN’s lawsuit against Notre Dame, which ruled in November that private universities in Indiana are not obligated to disclose police records.“While I may respectfully disagree with that ruling as Public Access Counselor for policy reasons, I defer to the Court’s opinion as the binding and final authority on the matter,” Britt said.Ultimately, Britt said his interpretation of the events surrounding HB 1019 is that the change regarding private university police departments was unintentional.“While the language itself and its impact is substantive and not technical in nature, it was obviously an oversight to include it in the bill,” he said. “I hesitate to categorize it as a simple scrivener’s error, however, it appears to be done in error.“It has been my modus to evaluate the totality of circumstances of an issue and not make determinations on a technicality.”Because he believes the correction will pass the General Assembly and because of his interpretation of the original bill’s intent, Britt said he would “defer to the General Assembly.”If, however, the section regarding APRA is removed from or altered in the legislative corrections bill and private university police departments remain in the definition of “public agency,” Britt said he would revisit the issue.Tags: APRA, HB 1019, HB 1022, NDSP, police records
Robert F. Cooper, owner and CEO of Burlington Foodservice Company, Colchester, Vermont, and Mario Bonacorsi, President of Bonacorsi & Sons, Inc, Barre, Vermont, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent for Burlington Foodservice Company to acquire the stock of Bonacorsi and Sons, Inc.Burlington Foodservice Company, a Vermont based company, is the largest, independent, broadline foodservice distribution company in Northern New England with projected sales in 2002 of $47 million. Bonacorsi & Sons anticipates sales of $8.5 million in 2002. With this acquisition, Burlington Foodservice Company is projecting sales of $61 million for 2003.In March of 2002, Bob Cooper became CEO and announced the hiring of Chris Kurek as President of Burlington Foodservice Company. Mr. Kurek has a wide background in all areas of foodservice distribution, including sales and marketing, procurement, and operations. Mario Bonacorsi will remain with Burlington Foodservice Company as Regional Vice President of Sales in Central Vermont.The Bonacorsi family purchased the wholesale grocery business from the Santarini family in March of 1973, and changed the corporate name in 1978 to Bonacorsi & Sons, Inc. Bonacorsi has expanded its product line and geographic territory covering most of Vermont and parts of New Hampshire focusing on the foodservice distribution business. Currently, Bonacorsi has over 600 customers and 24 experienced employees. The company has developed a reputation over the years for friendly and professional service to its loyal customers.This merger of assets will continue to increase Burlington Foodservice Company’s productivity and produce additional benefits to their customers as the best of both organizations are combined. These benefits will include increasing their product lines as well as more frequent deliveries to their customers. The additional purchasing power will enable them to lower product costs while continuing to enhance their long term relationships with their suppliers.Burlington Foodservice Company’s focus is selling more to existing customers and securing new customers as well. New customers represent the life blood of any growing foodservice distribution company and are essential for financial stability and long term security.Burlington Foodservice Company, with its 120 employees, services over 2500 customers throughout Vermont, Western New Hampshire, Northeast New York and Northern Massachusetts. With approximately 5000 items, 2/3’s of their sales volume is with independent restaurants. There is also a strong emphasis on schools and universities, healthcare facilities, deli’s and convenience stores, summer and winter resorts, and government facilities.Both Burlington Foodservice Company and Bonacorsi are shareholder members of Unipro Foodservice Inc, a $20 billion foodservice distribution cooperative consisting of 350 independent distributors nationwide. Bob Cooper is a board member of Unipro. The affiliation provides Burlington Foodservice Company with “Global Sourcing” and “Local Service”.Bob Cooper feels confident that Burlington Foodservice Company is positioned to grow and become one of the nation’s top 50 independent distribution companies in the foodservice industry over the next 5 years, a benchmark for all broadline foodservice distributors. He feels this merger will be an excellent alternative choice for the independent commercial foodservice establishment as this locally operated company positions itself to compete on any level.
Voice technology has not hit the tipping point yet, but it soon will and credit unions need to be ready, says Elizabeth Robins, product director at Best Innovation Group, a CUNA consulting partner.“Voice technology is about to run you over like a freight train,” she says.The good news, however, is that there’s still time to prepare, Robins tells AXFI Conference attendees in Minneapolis.Three ways credit unions can prepare:1. Think through member adoption. Think about past adoptions of new technologies. Find ways to prepare your members and make them comfortable with the change.You’ll need to create continued good outcomes and experiences for members to continue to use the new technology. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
374SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ed SanFilippo Edward J. SanFilippo is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher with expertise across a broad range of topics. He has nearly 20 years of experience writing for public agencies, private … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details For some of us, one of the best parts of summer involves time spent in front of a hot grill. Whether you’re roasting vegetables or making the perfect steak, the combination of fair weather, food, and friends/family is hard to beat. Depending on your menu and the number of guests, the cost of a single barbequing effort can be expensive, and multiple efforts across an entire summer can break your budget in a hurry. Here are five quick tips for managing the cost.Make it a potluck: In some cases, treating your loved ones to a fully prepared meal is extremely satisfying, but if you’re the only one with a swimming pool and thus always the host, these costs add up. Having guests bring sides or dessert is pretty standard, but if you’re concerned about the level of effort this might impose, simpler requests include drinks, ice, plates, utensils, and activities for the kids (including the grown-up ones!).Serve water: If you’re providing drinks for a crowd, the cost of sodas, juices, and/or alcohol can be one of the biggest expenses. Bottled water can be purchased in bulk at a relatively inexpensive cost, especially if you have access to stores like Costco. Alternatively, fill pitchers with water, plenty of ice, and various subtle flavorings (lemons, cucumbers, etc.) to spice things up a bit.Use smaller plates: The smaller plates might not cost less money, but they can help you reduce waste. Bigger plates lead to bigger portions, some proportion of which will always end up in your trash can. With smaller plates, your guests can always grab second helpings if they’re still hungry, less food should find its way to the garbage, and you might have delicious leftovers for a couple days.Grill more veggies: For many folks, meat is a big barbeque expense. Buying bulk or cheaper cuts of meat can help mitigate this, but vegetables are also a delicious grilled option that can be made in larger quantities for a lower cost. Your doctor and bank account are likely to agree that there are numerous benefits to this approach.And about those activities… At some barbeques, the emphasis is totally on the food, with little else to pass the time. This can be just fine! If you’re looking to have your guests interact more while eating less, there is a wide range of backyard or outdoor-oriented activities for kids of all ages. Your guests will have a fun, memorable experience, and you’ll probably save yourself a little money.
Since the development began more than 10 years ago, some 700 homesites have been created in masterplanned community which is situated in the Moreton Bay town of Ningi as part of the gateway to Bribie Island, 45 minutes north of Brisbane.Two years ago it was Baby Boomers buying in to the masterplanned community of Sandstone Lakes which is part of the mainland gateway to Bribie Island, north of Brisbane. MORE Sandstone Lakes masterplanned community The Sandstone Lakes masterplanned community in Ningi. Photo: suppliedThree homesites are all that remain in the masterplanned community of Sandstone Lakes near Bribie Island after recent government grants caused a land grab.Developer QM Properties announced the final release of large sites just before the Federal Government announced details of its $25,000 HomeBuilder grant to boost the construction industry, which has been hit by the COVID-led economic recession. Homeowners call on style gurus to spruce up their homes The rush on sales led to 12 properties selling in one week, bringing to 25 the total number of sales in the past two months.“Property has been walking out the door,” QM Properties general sales manager Damien Ross said.He said the remaining blocks, two of 600sq m and one of around 400sq m, were not expected to last more than a few days.“There is no other land in that area, these are the last blocks in the community.” But with smaller blocks becoming available in the last land releases, local first-home buyers, who may be eligible for more than $40,000 worth of grants under various government packages, have recorded the largest increase in interest.Mr Ross said young buyers were choosing to buy in or close to the neighbourhoods they grew up in, to stay connected to family, friends and the shops, schools and restaurants they are familiar with.“It’s reassuring for any buyer to purchase a property in an area they know well, and we are seeing this trend become more pronounced with first time buyers,” Mr Ross said.“Generally speaking, it also means they have a better understanding of what properties in that area are worth and what is fair value for money,” he said. More from newsTropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Character-filled Queenslander on private, leafy block20 Sep 2019Martine Felschow and Curtis Court have recently bought into Sandstone Lakes. Photo: suppliedFirst-home buyers Martine Felschow and Curtis Court grew up on Bribie Island and still have family there.Deciding it was more affordable to buy land and build than to rent an existing property, they are among the latest to invest in the Sandstone Lakes community surrounded by 46 hectares of natural melaleuca forest with a recreational lake and canals. Developer QM Properties Prices Land from 515sq m to 730sq m priced from $245,000; house and land packages start at $369,000; three blocks remaining Location Sandstone Boulevard, Ningi Contact (07) 3874 0140 THE BASICS Brookwater’s designer dress circle MORE PROPERTY FOR SALE IN NINGI
Two new 14,000 TEU containerships chartered by Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming have been splashed in Japan.The launching ceremony took place at Imabari shipyard on March 6, 2019.Named YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, the newbuilds are the fourth and the fifth of the five 14,000 TEU ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) Yang Ming chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha.YM Warranty and YM Wellspring — both flying the flag of Panama — currently have a market value of USD 95.6 million and USD 99.1 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.They belong to the same type as YM Wellbeing, YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom which were delivered to Yang Ming recently.The ships are designed with a nominal capacity of 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. Each of them features a length of 366.44 meters and a beam of 51.2 meters. The vessels can reach a speed of up to 23 knots.Since 2015, a total of 20 newly-built 14,000 TEU full-container vessels have been added to the Yang Ming fleet. YM Warranty and YM Wellspring are the last two of them and will join Yang Ming’s service in the near future.In addition to the 14,000 TEU vessels, Yang Ming will also deploy its own ten 2,800 TEU ships and fourteen chartered-in 11,000 TEU ships, which are to be delivered between 2020 and 2022.As of November 2018, the company operated a fleet of 101 vessels with a capacity of 7.44 million dwt or 643 thousand TEUs.Image Courtesy: Yang Ming
Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation wrapped up the second quarter of 2019 with higher net income, driven by an increase in operating earnings.Algoma’s net earnings rose to CAD 22.1 million (USD 16.7 million) in Q2 2019 from CAD 14.4 million (USD 10.9 million) seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.As explained, profit was higher as a result of a rise in operating earnings and a foreign currency gain versus a loss reported last year.Consolidated revenue for the 2019 second quarter was CAD 159.2 million, an increase of 14% compared to CAD 139.4 million reported for the same period in 2018.Specifically, product tanker operating earnings grew 222% which was driven by high customer demand and having two additional vessels operating in the quarter compared to last year. During the quarter, the company added the tanker Algoterra to the Canadian fleet.The ocean self-unloader segment grew earnings by 85% based on strong pool performance and the acquisition of three vessels that began operating for Algoma in the CSL Pool in June.On the other hand, domestic drybulk results were lower due to having one less vessel in operation, partially offset by a strong pricing environment on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway.“Since last fall we have added six new vessels into our core businesses, each of which have been strong contributors to our year to date earnings,” Gregg Ruhl, President and CEO of the company, commented.“These new vessels have integrated well into the Algoma fleet and we look forward to continued strong results with the added capacity going forward,” he added.Algoma owns and operates the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers operating on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway, including self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry-bulk carriers and product tankers. Algoma also owns ocean self-unloading dry-bulk vessels operating in international markets and a 50% interest in NovaAlgoma.
Aaron Ramsey moves to Juventus. He has played 256 games and scored 36 goals. Ramsey has won three FA Cup and two community shield. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The debate surrounding Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey finally comes to a rest as he moves to Juventus for a four-year deal, reportedly paying him £400,000 a week. The whopping deal will make the 28-year-old highest-salaried British footballer ever. The Wales International is expected to arrive in Northen Italy on 1st July and his four-year contract will end on 30th June 2023. The official club statement says that: “Juventus will incur additional costs of € 3.7 million, to be paid within 10th July 2019.” His transfer to Juventus will bring his 11-year stint with Gunners come to a rest, having moved to Cardiff in 2008. Over the past decade, Aaron Ramsey has played 256 premier league games and has scored 36 goals. He also won three FA Cup, and two community shield. He also had two loan spells at Nottingham Forest in 2010, and back at the former club, Cardiff in 2011. highlights Ramsey also wrote on Instagram that he has been absolutely loyal and supportive to Arsenal fans in all these years.”I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans that have been extremely loyal and supportive,” he said.”You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club. It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.”He further said that he will continue to give his best on the field to help his side clinch the title.”I will continue to give the team 100 percent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.” Interestingly, he becomes the third Welshman to play for Juventus following club legend John Charles and former European Golden Boot winner Ian Rush.The London club wished Aaron Ramsey saying, “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future. Aaron’s made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.”
Then Works, held scoreless so far in the second half, hit on a pair of crucial baskets in between a Brayden McLean jumper. That made it 54-49, setting up a parade to the foul line in the final minute.Though C-NS got within three twice and then within two in the final second of the game, the Warriors hit enough free throws to hang on. Jack Pento converted four times at the line and had seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as Kyle Caves got all nine of his points in the second half.For the Northstars, Brian Bonin earned 12 points, with Luke Paragon getting 11 points. Grant Sennett finished with 10 points as Kevin Felasco, Jerrod Hills and Brayden McLean had seven points apiece.Back on Friday, Liverpool had taken on Bishop Ludden, and managed just one field goal in the first six minutes as the Gaelic Knights roared out in front and stayed there throughout the first half.Despite this, and despite 25 turnovers, the Warriors hung in there and held a 46-44 lead with less than four minutes left. The Gaelic Knights then rattled off six straight points to lead 50-46 before Romeo Clarke hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to cut the margin to one.But all that Liverpool could manage in the final minute was a single free throw. Caves and Works each finished with 11 points, while Jacob Vacco had nine points and Pento got eight points. Monte Johnson (20 points) and Mykell Kaigler (19 points) paced Ludden.As for C-NS, its battle with RFA went back and forth all night. Brian Bonin (11 points) and Jerrod Hills (10 points) both hit double figures in the first half to keep the Northstars close, though it trailed 39-32 at the break.Then the third quarter belonged to C-NS as it outscored the Black Knights 26-8, the surge capped by a Brayden McLean layup that made it 58-47 going to the final period.Somehow, RFA made up that margin and, in the final two minutes, moved out in front, Hunter Frisch putting in the go-ahead basket, and ultimately using free throws to extend its margin.Bonin still had 28 points and eight rebounds, while Sennett had 15 points and 12 rebounds. McLean got 10 points as Damien Call led the Black Knights with 26 points, helped by Andrew Recco (18 points) and Jordan Baldwin (15 points).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A season full of games away from its home base was daunting enough for the Liverpool boys basketball. The prospect of an 0-2 start, and yet another big lead squandered to one of its big rivals in a high-profile setting was far worse to ponder.The Warriors just avoided that fate in Saturday night’s nightcap of the Peppino’s Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, hanging on to defeat Cicero-North Syracuse 59-56 just 24 hours after its season opened with a 54-50 loss to Bishop Ludden.C-NS had also dropped its opener, squandering a fourth-quarter lead to Rome Free Academy in an 82-74 defeat, and was just as determined to avoid back-to-back losses as this rivalry renewed itself on the OCC floor Liverpool will use as its home court while its gymnasium is rebuilt. Tags: boys basketballC-NSliverpool The Warriors never trailed after the game’s first two minutes. Jacob Works led them early, pouring in 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Liverpool steadily built a 33-19 margin.Still down 36-23 at the break, C-NS began to battle back in the third quarter, and fans on both sides pondered the notion that the basketball Northstars would do what its football counterparts did to Liverpool a month earlier in the Section III Class AA semifinals – namely, make a large comeback and gain an unlikely victory.The tension only grew in the fourth quarter as both teams went more than three minutes without a point, the score stuck at 50-44. Even though its field-goal drought continued, the Northstars used free throws to cut the margin in half, to 50-47, with nearly two minutes to play.
I was slightly confused recently when I made a quick visit to the Baltimore Orioles team website.It’s not that anything was different or confusing about the site itself; in fact, being a part of the MLB.com network, it looked eerily similar to every other team website I’d ever visited. A rotating photo with select headlines graces the upper left corner, while the next game’s probable starters take up the right side of the page. Stats, scores, standings — all were located in the same place.So why was I confused, you ask?Well, it’s really quite simple. You see, I was under the impression that only images of respectable players, coaches, team personnel, etc. graced the pages of a team’s website. Isn’t it the business of each team to present their fans with a positive image of the club, an image that makes people want to be associated with a ball club?Guess I was wrong, because the second the page downloaded for me I was staring at a picture of one Rafael Palmeiro.You’d think that a team would want to distance themselves as much as possible from a player associated so infamously with the steroid controversy in baseball. Perhaps take him off the masthead of the team’s website. Evidently not.The Orioles already sent Palmeiro on a “rehab assignment” to help him recover from his knee and ankle problems. Of course this occurred suspiciously soon after the Aug. 30 contest where Palmeiro took his at-bats wearing earplugs because the boos and jeers were so deafening.Let’s be honest, Palmeiro probably would be playing right now with those injuries if he hadn’t insulted the entire U.S. Congressional panel he testified against.But we’ll see how the Orioles feel about continuing to make him one of the faces of the team after his latest incident. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Palmeiro, while facing a three-member baseball arbitration panel, told the panel a teammate gave him a substance that might be responsible for his positive test.Nice work Raffy; blame your teammates like a 10-year-old kid.Palmeiro decides that he obviously couldn’t be to blame for his positive drug test. No, it must have been one of Palmeiro’s teammates that gave him the substance responsible for his own test. Yeah, that’s it … maybe.”Maybe”? What’s this “maybe” he’s talking about? Either someone gave it to Palmeiro or they didn’t. It’s Raffy’s job to know what substances he’s putting into his body, especially in this day and age. Unless Palmeiro was tied down and injected with the substance by force, quite an unlikely scenario, it’s his own damn fault.But the bigger problem here for Palmeiro, and the Orioles organization, is how this will affect the team. Any player in any professional, semi-professional or college team understands there are just some things you don’t do. You don’t discuss private team issues with the public, you don’t chastise your teammates and you absolutely don’t blame your teammates for something you did wrong.Palmeiro has, in essence, broken all three of these rules. It’s already been established there is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MLB — just look at the list of culprits. But you don’t rat out a teammate if you know they are using the substance, especially not on a national stage. At the same time, by naming names you’re calling out those members of your team and setting them up for continued suspicion when it may not be necessary.The Associated Press already verified one current player, Colorado’s Jorge Piedra, was contacted by the committee because he worked out with Palmeiro a few times. Several other former and active players are still to be questioned by the committee because of Palmeiro’s statement.Palmeiro screwed up. He screwed up when he took, voluntarily or involuntarily, the substances, he screwed up when he wagged his finger at Congress and he’s really screwed up now by implicating his teammates and friends in what is his problem alone.Team sports require a level of trust. Players must trust each other on the field to get their job done, and they must trust each other even more in the sanctuary of the clubhouse. Palmeiro has broken that trust his teammates gave him, which, in this writer’s mind, is worse than any substance he ever took.