National Group In Indiana To Mobilize Minority Voters

first_imgBlackPAC was founded in 2016 by Shropshire to work with activists in black communities across the country to encourage people to vote and continue to participate in issues ranging from the justice system’s treatment of minorities to voter suppression.In Indiana, she is working with Robin Winston, former chair of the state Democratic Party and his Progressive Thought Matters organization.BlackPAC is investing $2 million in Indiana, with about half supporting Donnelly, and is working with local organizations to knock on 300,000 doors across the state to encourage voter turnout. Their total budget for the 2018 election is about $14 million, with other money going to support Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri as well as candidates in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida, she said.“Our priority is the Senate for a whole host of reasons, but not the least of which is that we’re deeply concerned about the courts and the reshaping of the courts, Supreme Courts certainly, but the federal bench in general. So, the race here (Indiana) becomes really important in that mix,” Shropshire said.Donnelly cast a vote against Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court last month. Kavanaugh, who had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while in college, was approved in a controversial and mostly party-line vote.Shropshire, who is originally from Seattle, said that voters need to be educated about the importance of the mid-term elections. Turnout in non-presidential election years drops by 15 to 20 percent, she said, a decline she is hoping to help reverse this year.In talking to black voters across the country, Shropshire said that some common themes emerge, starting with jobs, the economy and wages.“We did some polling a couple months ago to try to understand how black voters were weighting issues, what were the most important issues, and you have this narrative in the country about the economy improving and getting better, but that just does not ring true for a significant percentage of black voters,” Shropshire said.Communities of color are also concerned about the quality and affordability of education, access to health care and the racism that persists across the state, particularly in rural areas, she said.“I think one of the things that’s clear for me is how what happens here in Indiana is so connected to everything that is happening across the country,” Shropshire said.She got her start as a community organizer in Los Angeles following the fires and protests in the aftermath of the Rodney King case. King had been beaten by white police officers who were subsequently acquitted of all charges. Shropshire has continued her work through labor, community, faith and economic justice campaigns in New York City, and advises labor unions, grassroots organizations, and political donors.FOOTNOTE: Dionte Coleman is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare National Group In Indiana To Mobilize Minority VotersOctober 29, 2018 By Dionte ColemanTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—A national progressive organization has come to Indiana to mobilize black and other minority voters to cast their ballots on Nov. 6 and to stay involved beyond 2018.Arianne Shropshire, executive director of BlackPAC, was in Indianapolis Monday to work with local activists to turn out the vote for Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat facing a tough election challenge from Republican Mike Braun.last_img read more

Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 open for entries

first_imgThe Farm Shop & Deli Awards, to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, next year are now open for entries.Running for the fifth consecutive year, free entries are open until 30 September 2017, with finalists to be announced in March 2018, and winners revealed on 16 April at the Farm Shop & Deli Show.Awards are up for grabs across 12 different categories. As well as Newcomer of the Year, nine regional awards are available, plus the coveted Farm Shop & Deli Retailer of the Year.The Farm Shop & Deli Awards recognises the best specialist independent retailers in the UK and celebrate high levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.Nigel Barden, chair of judges and food journalist, will be among the leading speciality retailers and key industry figures on the judging panel.“The farm shop and deli sector continues to grow in size and importance, as do these awards, which crucially acknowledge the finest in the field, in both retail and online,” Barden said. “They also help consumers track down the finest out there, as these talented retailers continue to push the boundaries.”The 2017 Awards received over 3,400 online votes during the consumer voting stage, and the final in April was attended by more than 120 visitors supporting the 55 category and regional finalists.Hobbs House Bakery scooped last year’s Baker of the Year award and was also the South West regional winner. Other bakery awards finalists were Bondgate Bakery, Otley; Hambleton Bakery, Rutland; and The Hungry Guest, Petworth.Seasons Bakery’s Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf was declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017 at the show.The 13 Farm Shop & Deli Awards categories are:•             Baker•             Butcher•             Cheesemonger•             Delicatessen•             Farm Shop – large retailer•             Farm Shop – small retailer•             Fishmonger•             Food hall•             Greengrocer•             Market•             Newcomer•             Online business•             Village store/local shopThere are nine regional awards across:•             East Anglia•             Midlands•             North East•             North West•             Northern Ireland•             Scotland•             South East•             South West•             Waleslast_img read more

Prayer service examines perceptions of assault

first_imgJust one day after the campus-wide launch of GreeNDot, an initiative committed to replacing violent and sexual injustices on campus with positive acts, students received an email Nov. 7 alerting them to a reported sexual assault. Students and other members of the Notre Dame community prayed for healing at the Grotto on Monday evening after this most recent report.Kathryne Robinson | The Observer “We are privileged to attend a school whose campus is beautiful in every season,” junior Natalie Vos said during the service. “But I think far too often people are in denial. They see the beauty of this campus and feel the sense of family on football weekends and focus on the positives of this campus. They feel so safe and at home that they cannot comprehend that such disgusting acts occur on this campus.”Vos said due to the busy lives many students lead, many find it hard to take a moment to put these issues in perspective and look at the situation around them.“We forget to look up at Mary in awe; we forget to look down at the rainbow of colorful leaves. We forget to look around at faces of people that we share this beautiful campus with,” she said.She said that the hectic nature of study and work at Notre Dame means the email alerts can be in danger of getting lost in the flurry of notifications that students are already receiving.“However, as we are sitting with our friends, we receive a notification on our phones and suddenly the Dome doesn’t shine as bright and the colors of the leaves seem a little more brown than red,” Vos said. “Too often we choose to ignore the pain because we don’t need any more stress in our lives … because we feel that the email does not affect us personally.”She said although many times people will not know the victim personally, there is a solidarity that comes with the victim being a person one has never met before but shares the same experiences as a Notre Dame student.“Sexual assault is more than that crime alert. It does not simply happen and then get forgotten. It destroys trust and hope,” she said.Senior Nicole McAlee said every occurrence of sexual violence on campus is a gross violation of the University’s values, and there is still more to be done.“It might take years, and it will require the conscious effort of every person on this campus,” she said. “Legislations, policy and rules will not fix this — people will.”Members of this shared community must stand in hopeful support of all survivors, McAlee said, and one step towards healing is reframing the conversation around sexual assault in a way that places responsibility on the whole of the community.“We are Notre Dame, and we are a powerful force of good in this world. We can change this. Be hopeful, be angry, be courageous,” McAlee said.Tags: greeNDot, Prayer service, sexual assault, sexual violence, the Dome, The Grottolast_img read more

Rates on hold, RBA in uncharted territory now

first_imgBorrowers could be smiling for the rest of the year as experts increasingly see RBA stuck at 1.5 per cent.THE Reserve Bank has hit uncharted territory keeping the official interest rate at a record low 1.5 per cent for the 21st straight month — causing experts to question whether the RBA can move at all this year.Borrowers can rejoice at the news that any hike to official rates “may still be months away”, according to RateCity spokeswoman Sally Tindall.“If rates were to rise by 2 to 3 percentage points, then the majority of Australians with a mortgage would likely be facing a rate starting with a 6,” she said.Mortgage broker network 1300HomeLoan managing director John Kolenda said RBA was now in uncharted territory.“It is uncharted territory and with the vast amount of pressure being applied to the banks as a consequence of the Hayne Royal Commission, we are more than likely to see rates on hold for a considerable time,” he said.“Over the coming months the impact of the tighter lending conditions will become evident and flow through to the property market. There are a number of dynamics at play, all of which present headwinds for lenders, borrowers, the property market, employment, economy and future rate direction.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoHe said borrowers should take advantage of heavy discounting on owner-occupied and principal and interest loans from the majors trying to secure lending volumes.“Borrowers should look to take advantage of this as it translates into thousands of dollars in savings. Clearly there has been a move away from investor and interest only loans which has the banks focused on the other product segments. All of these changes in some way will flow through the property market.”Ms Tindall said the record run of a low cash rate target was also strengthening the case for fixed rates, with some locked in for as long as a decade.“While most fixed-rate customers opt for a loan term under five years, there are lenders out there that will lock in rates until 2028. Right now, the major banks’ standard variable rate is sitting at 5.20 per cent, which makes RAMS’ offer of 5.64 per cent for 10 years look fairly level-headed.”She said several lenders had already lifted variable rates out-of-cycle off funding pressures.A three-year term was currently as low as 3.69 per cent from Easy Street Financial and five years from 3.98 per cent from ING.“If you’re someone that likes the security of knowing your repayments will stay the same when the market changes then now might be the time to consider fixing,”last_img read more

Kevin Prince Boateng ‘returns’ to Black Stars

first_imgFooty-ghana.com can exclusively reveal that AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has ended his retirement from international football.According to our highly placed sources, government sent a delegation to meet with Boateng in Germany a few months ago and in the course of the discussions, Boateng explained to the mediators that because of a chronic ankle condition, he gets extra treatment before playing matches for AC Milan and so he requested for permission to bring his own physiotherapist for Ghana games in order to play well.Footy-ghana.com understands that Boateng had made this request in the past but the Ghana Football Association initially refused, fearing that it would set a bad precedent in camp.Footy-ghana.com can confirm that the GFA hierarchy has changed its stance over the issue, paving the way for Boateng to end his international exile.Footy-ghana.com understands that the former Germany youth international would have made himself available for the match against Sudan in Kumasi, but got injured playing for AC Milan before the squad was named, ruling him out for three weeks.Footy-ghana.com sighted a text message Kevin prince Boateng sent to a friend at the time which reads, “I personally called the GFA President. I will officially write to dem on ma comeback, sorri tu all football loving Ghanaians, tanx to Mr. Boateng Gyan NDC executive n family friend, KP.” Boateng will thus be available for selection for Ghana’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia. His last match for the Black Stars was in early 2011 in a 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi.last_img read more

NFC West playoff scenarios abound as Niners clinch playoff berth despite loss

first_imgThe Niners will also be the NFC’s top seed if they just win their remaining games.Their divisional rival, the Seahawks, also control their own fate in the NFC West.It’s looking … Click here if you’re unable to view video or photo gallery on your mobile device.Despite their strange last-second loss to the Falcons at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers clinched a playoff berth Sunday.With the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys, San Francisco is ensured of its first playoff appearance in five years.last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 22, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain and thunderstorms dominate again today. Some of the thunderstorms can be strong to severe today, especially in north central and northeast Ohio. However, the heaviest rain is already done in central and southern Ohio, having developed overnight last night into very early this morning. Rain totals can be half to 1.5” and we expect 100% rain coverage today.There is still a decent amount of moisture to work through the state tomorrow, as the low tries to exit Ohio to the east and north. This moisture will manifest as scattered showers through the day. Most of us see rain chances all day long, although precipitation tapers off in NW Ohio later in the afternoon while the res to the state may not be able to wave the all clear flag until into the nighttime hours. Rain totals tomorrow can be an additional .1”-.5” across 70% of the state. The map shows rain totals from right now through tomorrow nightSunday and Monday are mostly dry, and we will tack Tuesday on there as well. In fact, high pressure parks right on top of North Central Ohio Monday midday. This will promote good sunshine across the state and allow for some drying. To that end, this will likely be the first fully dry set of days back to back to back in nearly 10 days. The dryness does not last long, however.Rains are back for Wednesday and will try to drag on through Thursday, even into Friday. Moisture totals are similar to our previous forecast, with up to half an inch possible both Wednesday and Thursday, and a quarter inch or less on Friday. That means half to 1.25” rains combined over the period, with coverage at roughly 75% of Ohio. Friday’s precipitation looks weighted toward the morning, with drying in the afternoon, and it will by far be the spottiest of the 3 days. The rest of the period looks dry for Saturday and Sunday, although there is some substantial disagreement between the Euro and GFS. The GFS is trying to go much wetter with additional rains Saturday and Sunday…but we are discounting that solution at the moment. It’s something we will watch through the weekend and update on Monday.The extended pattern looks wetter this morning. Now, again we have some serious model disagreement here too. But, this time we are swinging our forecast wetter because one key ingredient seems to be fading. That ingredient is a strong surface high over the southeast and the accompanying upper level ridge we have discussed the previous couple of days. Without that ridge, we are not able to steer fronts around the region. So, we are going wetter, and looking for scattered showers for Sunday the 1st through the 3rd. This moisture will be minor, with combined totals up to about .5”. Coverage on any given day will be about 50% of the area, with combined 3-day coverage at 90%. Then we see a stronger front for late the 3rd through the 5th. This front brings half to 2-inch rains to nearly all of the state. Then we turn off drier for the remainder of the 11-16 day forecast window.Temps will be cool the next few days, with below normal daytime highs through next Tuesday. Then we bounce back to near normal for Wednesday and Thursday, before going to well above normal for Friday on into the extended forecast period.last_img read more

LOOK: Blazers’ guard C.J. McCollum enters Harvard Business School

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Through his Instagram account, the 25-year-old guard said he’d be attending the Harvard Business School for a summer course.“A kid from Canton, Ohio made it into a Harvard Business classroom. Locked in thinking of a master plan,” last year’s NBA Most Improved Player captioned a photo of himself.Prior to being drafted in 2013, McCollum graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Lehigh University.During the off-season, McCollum dabbles in writing for various basketball websites. He was even a part-time sideline reporter for the NBA All-Star Weekend.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP The term “student athlete” usually applies to varsity players who received scholarships to play sports in high school or college.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRarely do we see a successful professional athlete find the time to juggle his career and studies.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The Portland Trailblazers combo-guard C.J. McCollum is looking to break that mold, as he recently revealed that he got into one of the most prestigious learning institutions in the world. MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadal, Djokovic close in on semi-final blockbusterlast_img read more

Lucky Sudhir Kumar bags bronze in 77 kgs weightlifting

first_imgLady luck smiled on CPR Sudhir Kumar of India as he picked up a bronze medal in men’s 77-kg weightlifting despite not being in the reckoning for any medal in the beginning at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium sports complex on Thursday.The Indian supporters had lost all hopes when Kumar finished both his snatch as well as the clean and jerk events with a total of only 297 kgs, placed behind three lifters.But fortune smiled as one of the frontrunners – Nigeria’s Felix Ekpo, who shared the top spot along with Yukio Peter of Nauru after the snatch round, flunked all his three attempts in clean and jerk, handing the Indian the third spot.Yukio Peter of Nauru bagged the gold, while Ben Turner of Australia took the silver.The Indian lifter was far from impressive as he could just lift 131 kgs in his first attempt in snatch event but failed in his next two attempts to heave 136 kgs.Meanwhile, Yukio Peter, the best-credentialled lifter in any division, predictably created a new Commonwealth Games record in snatch event with 148 kgs, to break Indian Satheesha Rai’s previously held record.But it came as a surprise when Felix Ekpo of Nigeria also finished the snatch event with a successful lift of 148 kgs as well to be placed on top.The next in line were Ben Turner of Australia (133 kgs), Cyprus’s Alexandros Amanatides (132 kgs) and India’s Sudhir Kumar (131 kgs) after the snatch event.Ben Turner later made it a combined lift of 308kg (133 in snatch and 175 in clean and jerk) and acquired the third position, leaving the top two lifters of the snatch event to fight for the gold.advertisementNauruan star Peter moved far ahead with a total of 333 kgs with his very first lift of 185 kgs and it never mattered that he could not lift 188 kgs in next two attempts.But unfortunately for Ekpo, he failed in his all three attempts in clean and jerk to lift 185 kgs to be disqualified, which gave Turner the silver and Sudhir, to the crowd’s delight, the bronze.last_img read more

ams showcases how sensor solutions enable “Intelligent Connectivity” at MWC 2019

first_img Continue Reading Previous RTI announces medical-grade connectivity frameworkNext Kontron and Lynx partner on secure connected commercial vehicles ams will showcase several industry-first technologies for mobile devices at MWC 2019 in Barcelona later this month. Digital transformation influences every existing business model and the emerging use case scenarios of tomorrow depend on the combination of sensor technology and the promise of 5G, so ams is investing to drive innovation in sensor solutions on behalf of its many customers in the mobile industry.ams customers will experience ground-breaking sensor solutions for mobile, computing and consumers. This includes: highly advanced 3D technology for smart phones, computing, automotive and robotics; behind OLED solutions for bezel-less phones; color sensors that enhance pictures to professional levels; the tiny, yet powerful earbud technology for a relaxing ANC experience (digital and analog) and medical-grade wearable devices that monitor blood pressure. The company will also showcase how this technology can be used in white goods, industrial and automotive areas. Show visitors can see how ams advances in industry-leading 3D technology will be used in the specialized applications of tomorrow: from solid-state LiDAR to 3D car access and commands, to 3D solutions and advanced hearing for Robotics and AI. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more