TN govt announces Rs 20 L each for 2 who won…

first_imgSportSport News Football Sport News Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Sport News Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous article15 Gold, 68 medals: The Best ever Asian Games for IndiaNext articleDangal in DDCA: Complaint withdrawal conditional in interest of game, says Bhardwaj Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands WWE News: Wrestler Great Khali’s mother passes away by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoIn separate letters to Thakkar and Kelapanda, the Chief Minister lauded them for their medal-winning performance and said they had made the state and the country proud.Both will receive the Rs 20 lakh high cash incentive earlier announced by the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for sportspersons winning medals in international games, he said.“On behalf of the people and Government of Tamil Nadu, I once again extend my warm greetings to you and all those who supported you in this achievement and wish you bring more laurels to the country and the state in future,” he told them.Further, the Chief Minister announced an additional Rs 20 lakh for paddler A Sharath Kamal, for winning a second bronze medal in the ongoing Asiad.“I am happy to hear that you have won your second medal in the ongoing 18th Asian Games, 2018 a Bronze Medal in Table Tennis mixed doubles event,” Palaniswami said.The Chief Minister said Kamal was now eligible to receive a high cash incentive of Rs 20 lakhs, apart from a similar amount announced by him on August 29.Also Read: 15 Gold, 68 medals: The Best ever Asian Games for India Copa America 2021 TAGSChengappa Ganapathy KelapandaTN govt announces Rs 20 LVikas Thakkar SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – September 1, 2018 TN govt announces Rs 20 L each for 2 who won sailing bronze Tamil Nadu government Saturday lauded state sportspersons Vikas Thakkar and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda for winning the bronze medal in 49er men’s sailing event at the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia.Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced a high cash incentive of Rs 20 lakh each for their feat, in line with the government’s policy of promoting sporting talent from Tamil Nadu. Sport News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title ATP Tour Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become championlast_img read more

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgMay & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMay & Baker Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical diagnostics, foods and consumer healthcare products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include anti-diabetics, anti-infectives, anti-malaria, analgesics, cough & cold treatments, multivitamins and anxiolytics. May & Bake Nigeria Plc produce a range of Mimee noodles and Lily still water. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. May & Baker Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Premium bonds or ISA? What I’d choose

first_imgPremium bonds or ISA? What I’d choose Christopher Ruane | Monday, 30th November, 2020 See all posts by Christopher Ruane “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco and Legal & General Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Premium bonds have long been seen as a safe way to keep money. The capital is secure and there is the chance to win prize money every month. However, there have been changes to premium bonds which take effect next week. In effect, the premium bond odds have been cut.Previously a premium bond had monthly odds of roughly 24,500 to 1 of winning any prize. But from December 2020 the effective odds will be roughly 34,500 to 1. I still appreciate the capital stability that premium bonds offer. But I now think a Stocks and Shares ISA can offer better returns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…An ISA can offer long-term financial stabilityUnlike premium bonds, the value of shares can rise or fall. However, for many people premium bonds are a lifelong investment. They are not something I would trade. So I think a well-chosen group of shares in conservatively run companies can also offer decent financial stability over the long-term.For example, if I set up a Stocks and Shares ISA, I would split the money across long-term stock market stalwarts such as Unilever, Diageo, British American Tobacco, Natwest, and Legal & General. In the short term, some may move up or down. But over the long term, I expect them to be broadly stable. I would also anticipate a substantial chance of capital appreciation, unlike with premium bonds.Not only that, but my payout odds would increase dramatically versus premium bond odds! While premium bonds offer a number of very high value prizes, realistically I realise my odds of winning them are miniscule. With a diversified blue-chip ISA, by contrast, I would expect a regular, predictable income most years. Holding for the long term, I would also expect that income to increase. Diageo, for example, has raised its payout annually for over three decades. Compare that to premium bonds, whose December payout cut roughly equates to a dividend cut.Premium bond odds could be cut again in futureOne thing I don’t like about premium bonds is the fact that they don’t have to offer good returns to stay in business. Ultimately the scheme is a way for the government to borrow money long-term from ordinary investors at a low interest cost. No wonder the cut in premium bond odds has come at a time of unusually high government expenditure.That is different to a company such as Unilever or Legal & General. They are businesses focussed on making profits and returning money to shareholders, through dividends. A dividend cut is unlikely to be made for political reasons, or because the government needs to raise funds. I don’t know what will happen to their payouts in the future. But I am confident that well-managed companies will try to make money to pay to shareholders. Over time, I expect them to increase dividends. That is different to premium bonds. I see little incentive for the premium bonds operator to increase the payout, as the latest cut to prizes shows.A balanced portfolio can include different asset types and many people have at least some premium bonds. But I prefer to seek financial returns from a Stocks and Shares ISA. I like to feel I know what is coming, and find opportunities for strong returns.last_img read more

UK small-cap shares: 2 Covid-19-related stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Two UK small-caps shares I’d buy in my portfolio are Synairgen (LSE: SNG) and Sensyne Health (LSE: SENS). Both stocks have links to the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 is far from over and I think these companies could be a great way to play this theme.#1 – SynairgenSynairgen is a UK small-cap share that I think is taking a very different stance on Covid-19. Rather than developing a vaccine, it’s developing a treatment called SNG001.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The SNG001 treatment was fast-tracked in the US by the regulator, the FDA, at the end of last year. It has successfully passed Phase I and II trials for treating hospitalised patients and now has moved onto Phase III. There’s no guarantee that SNG001 will be successful in the next phase of testing. This involves using the treatment on a bigger group of test subjects.I should highlight that it’s still early days for Synairgen, as it’s loss-making. I reckon Synairgen is focusing all of its attention on SNG001. It could be game-changing for the company but any negative news could impact the share price.What I’m really excited about is the company’s latest announcement. Synairgen has said that it’s testing an inhaled version of SNG001 on patients who are suffering with Covid-19 at home and who don’t require hospitalisation. If this is successful, I think it could have a lot of potential.Even after Covid-19, Synairgen could by a potential takeover target by one of the larger pharma companies.#2 – Sensyne HealthAnother UK small-cap share I’d buy right now is Sensyne Health. In summary, the company uses artificial intelligence to analyse data. Sensyne Health’s discovery science division is the main business. This is where it analyses anonymised data from NHS trusts using algorithms.The reason why I like this UK small-cap stock is that I think it bridges the gap between the NHS and the pharma industry. The company can use its analysis to get a better understanding of diseases. The NHS has limited resources and I reckon the pharma industry would like someone else to do the hard-core number crunching.I think Sensyne Health’s software products are also a key growth driver. It creates digital health products that help clinicians with patient care. What I also like is that these products collect data, which can be used by Sensyne Health for research purposes.There are risks with the stock. Sensyne Health is incurring costs and hence is currently loss-making. I reckon these research and development costs could continue and hinder future profitability.One of Sensyne Health’s software products is MagnifEye. Last week Sensyne Health signed a £470,000 agreement with the Department of Health & Social Care to conduct a study of its MagnifEye technology for use with COVID-19 tests. It follows on from another license Sensyne Health signed with Excalibur Health. Here MagnifEye will be used with Excalibur Health’s Covid-19 antigen test.So what does this mean for Sensyne Health? Well, its software products are gaining traction. The fact that Sensyne Health’s products are gaining visibility means that in the long term this could boost revenue generation and profitability.It’s still early days for the company but I think things look promising for this UK small-cap share. Hence I’d buy the stock in my portfolio. UK small-cap shares: 2 Covid-19-related stocks I’d buy right now Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | More on: SENS SNG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Bishop steers marriage registration bill through parliamentary process

first_img Rector Washington, DC Posted Jul 24, 2018 Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Faith & Politics Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop steers marriage registration bill through parliamentary process [Anglican Communion News Service] Church of England Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith has become the first bishop in 20 years to steer draft legislation through the entire legislative process in the House of Lords, the upper house of Britain’s Parliament. At present, marriage registers include the name of the bride and groom’s fathers. If the Registration of Marriage Bill becomes law it will allow the parties’ mothers to be named as well. The bill also provides for the creation of electronic marriage registers in place of hand-written registers, which often lead to mistakes when details are added to electronic databases for searching.“This injustice dates to 1837 when children were viewed as a father’s property and little consideration was given to women,” Smith said.Read the entire article here. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Charity raffle offers Picasso painting for €100 a ticket

first_imgCharity raffle offers Picasso painting for €100 a ticket “Two hundred million hours a day: that is how much time women and girls spend collecting water in the world. Think about what they could do instead with that time: get an education, start their own businesses… This raffle will help us change the lives of 200,000 people in the world. Access to water is a key factor of development.”A similar charity raffle took place in 2013. A 24-year-old American won the prize, a 1914 Cubist drawing. The raffle is set to become an annual event. Each year, a new cause will be supported and a new Picasso will be won. Tagged with: arts Fundraising Raffles Raffles One lucky art lover will soon be the owner of an original Picasso, for just €100 (£85), in a charity raffle.The worldwide raffle, 1 Picasso for 100 Euros, has been organised in support of CARE International with participants having the opportunity to win an original piece of art by Pablo Picasso valued at one million euros. Until 6 January 2020, anyone can buy a €100 raffle ticket via the website www.1picasso100euros.com.The funds raised will enable 200,000 people to have access to clean water and education through CARE International’s projects in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco.According to the charity, with 200,000 tickets for sale, the odds of winning are around 700 times higher per ticket than winning the Euromillions jackpot, for example.The painting, Nature Morte, oil on canvas, dates 1921, is currently being exhibited in the Picasso Museum in Paris until January 2020.The raffle is being organised by the association Aider les autres and based on an original idea by Péri Cochin, French TV show host and producer.Cochin explained:“There are so many people who need help around the world. We wanted to make something different to enable lots of people to take part in charity actions.”Philippe Lévêque, CARE France CEO, added: Advertisement  480 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Editor’s update (6 January 2020)The organisers have postponed the draw to 30th March 2020, in order to maximise the funds collected and deliver on their promise to bring clean water to 200,000 people in Madagascar, Cameroon and Morocco.They added that “the painting will continue to be on display at the Picasso Museum and under no circumstances will the draw be postponed beyond 30th March 2020.”Copyright painting: Nature Morte, Pablo Picasso 1921 © Succession Picasso, Paris, 2019  479 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 9 December 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Speaking Up More on Policy Issues

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News  Indiana Farmers Speaking Up More on Policy Issues SHARE    Indiana Farmers Speaking Up More on Policy IssuesRandy KronFor the past year, Indiana farmers have been encouraged to find their voice and speak up about agriculture. With the Indiana General Assembly in session and Congress about to write a new Farm Bill in Washington, this is a critical time for farmers to speak up about the issues that are important to them. A record large crowed attending the Indiana Farm Bureau legislative kickoff on Wednesday at the statehouse is proof that more and more are doing just that. “We have been strongly encouraging farmers to find their voice,” said Randy Kron, President Indiana Farm Bureau. “Once they see that they can make a difference, they get excited and invite their neighbors to also get involved.”Kron told HAT there are very few farmers in the state legislature anymore, so most lawmakers need to be educated about important issues like broadband, taxes, and livestock. “Legislators want to hear from farmers,” he said. “They are their constituents. If agriculture is going to have a say in this session of the legislature, we are going to have to be at the table and we are going to have to speak up.” At the legislative kickoff, farmers from around the state had lunch with lawmakers and discussed policy priorities for the upcoming session.Indiana Farm Bureau has set a goal of having every member of the state legislature spend time on a farm by the end of this year. So far 50 lawmakers have spent time on an Indiana farm. IFB hope to have at least 6 farmers from each county make a visit to the Statehouse this session. By Gary Truitt – Jan 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter  Indiana Farmers Speaking Up More on Policy Issues SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Corn and Soybean Leaders Maintain Commitment to Indiana FarmersNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 5, 2018 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Police call McLean stabbing a hoax

first_imgFacebook Twitter The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109 The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Numbers can only say so much about a person.With an essay now required for study abroad applications, this new approach gives The Center for International Studies a better look at the level of interest from students rather than just their qualifications. In the past, the only requirement was a grade point average and while it gives some insight into how focused students are on their grades, it doesn’t offer their personal perspective on the experiences that lie ahead. The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleArt Commission approves design for I-30 monumentNext articleTrinity Episcopal Church offers unique Ash Wednesday services The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109!center_img printA reported stabbing at W.P. McLean Middle School two weeks ago is now considered a hoax after the student recanted his story to the police.School and police officials reported that, on Feb. 4, a man with a knife approached a 7th grade student outside the middle school and cut the student’s clothing. The student was not harmed.McLean Middle School principal John Engel said that, after days of investigating the allegation, both the school and the police found that the story of the attempted aggravated assault was fabricated.According to a report from Fort Worth police officer Charles Gonzalez, the student was playing before class and tore his shirt. The student made up the incident so that he would not get into trouble, Gonzalez said.While being interviewed by the detectives, the student recanted his story and told detectives he had lied “to make him look tough in front of his friends,” said Sgt. Steve Enright, public relations officer with the Fort Worth Police Department.The student said his shirt had actually been torn while playing with friends and he was afraid his father would punish him, according to the report.After the incident, the school changed their arrival and dismissal procedures.“We will keep the new dismissal and arrival procedures that we changed two weeks ago,” Engel said. “Things are a lot smoother this way.”Engel told parents in a letter sent home with students that the incident is still an opportunity to address safety.“We remain very serious about the safety of our students, staff and campus visitors,” Engel said.In the letter, Engel said “it was unfortunate that we had to raise the level of concern within our campus family.”Despite the false alarm, the letter still encouraged the community to remain vigilant.“If you see something that doesn’t look right, say something.”Madeline Hamm is an education reporter for the 109. Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @madhamm. Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Linkedin + posts last_img read more