Catch the Latest Edition of “The Indiana State Police Road Show”

first_img Indiana – Catch the latest edition of the “Indiana State Police Road Show” radio program every Monday morning at your convenience.This week’s show features Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. Superintendent Carter discuss the Indiana State Police Department and recalls several large events that the Department participated in during the last four years.Download the program from the Network Indiana public websites at  Look for the state police logo on the main page and follow the download instructions. The ISP Road Show can also be viewed via YouTube.Go to or visit the Indiana State Police website at   and click on the YouTube link. This 15 minute talk show concentrates on public safety and informational topics with state wide interest.The radio program was titled “Signal-10” in the early sixties when it was first started by two troopers in northern Indiana. The name was later changed to the “Indiana State Police Road Show” and is the longest continuously aired state police public service program in Indiana.Radio stations across Indiana and the nation are invited to download and air for FREE this public service program sponsored by the Indiana State Police Alliance and Cops for Kids, a subsidiary of the Indiana State Police Alliance.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Would you buy a piece of a home if you couldn’t afford the whole thing?

first_imgBrickX’s three-bedroom, two-bathroom terrace on Shamrock Street in Brunswick West. Hamish Harries, 21, was among investors getting their first taste of property through tradeable shares in homes via Brickx.A PROPERTY exchange that trades “Bricks” in residential properties hopes to soon add Queensland to its 14-strong portfolio of homes.BrickX was currently engaged in talks with the Queensland Office of State Revenue over the possibility of stamp duty exemptions so buyers wouldn’t trigger massive stamp duty bills each time they traded a “Brick”, according to the firm’s chief executive Anthony Millet.He said Queenslanders were already onboard as investors in the online-based trading scheme, with demand strongest among buyers unable to get a foot on the property ladder.BrickX gives buyers a taste of residential real estate investment via a “fractional investment model”, he said.“While we’re not solving the housing affordability problem, we are providing access to the underlying asset – in some cases from less than $100,” he said. This property was Brickx’s first Adelaide investment in August this year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe scheme has been buying properties in bluechip Sydney and Melbourne suburbs, dividing those into 10,000 units each – or 10,000 bricks per property – which were traded on BrickX’s platform. Mr Millet said the returns were twofold, first off rental returns each month, which were proportionate to the number of Bricks held in a property; and the second being potential capital gains when the Brick was eventually resold. The monthly rental return was calculated after property management fees were taken into account, and paid out on the last day of the month to whoever owned the Brick on that day.A three-bedroom terrace in Melbourne’s Brunswick West (pictured top left) was currently notching an estimated net rental yield of 1.28 per cent, with 899 investors having bought into it at an initial Brick price of $99 apiece.A two-bedroom house in St Peters, Adelaide, had 754 investors at $74 apiece and estimated rental yield of 1.41 per cent. BrickX CEO Anthony Millet. Pictured: Sam Wundke Brickx first offered Bricks in this Brunswick West property in Melbourne in June this year.Brisbane resident Hamish Harries, 21, is among 7,000 people that have signed up, with the biggest take-up being under 35s, 74 per cent of whom have never owned real estate before.Mr Harries said he was definitely in that category, and was currently saving to buy his first property. He’s since expanded his Bricks to cover eight BrickX properties. “Australia loves property but soaring prices mean that by the time you’ve saved a deposit it’s probably not big enough for a deposit any more,” said Mr Millet (pictured above). “This will never be a replacement for someone wanting to own their own home but this is one way of being able to save for a home and in something that’s affordable.”The average holding of investors in BrickX was three properties, with properties spread across aspirational suburbs like Bondi Beach, Double Bay, Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Port Melbourne, and Prahan.last_img read more

ESG investors urged to actively pick companies with impact

first_imgThe approach Investors take towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies should evolve from risk reduction to actively picking companies with potential revolutionary impact, delegates were told at the IPE Summer Pensions Congress 2020, a virtual event held this week.“Risk-reduction, [meaning] ‘don’t pollute, be a good neighbour, have good business practices around your governance’, is a good starting point but the potential is much greater: identify companies with the ability to be transformative relatively early in the cycle,” said Cooper Abbott, chair and president of Carillon Tower Advisers.The return opportunities of certain companies should not be underestimated, he added. In unusual times, the challenge remains for investors to generate returns that make “society and markets better”, he said.ESG is an opportunity to be “double or triple active”, advocate changes and to use “the power of capital to raise questions of business management,” Abbott continued. Investors are uniquely positioned to address the societal component of ESG policies, too.“People have started to see the direct impact of a different view on the economy,” he said, adding that the question is how to incorporate a changed perception in investments.Asset allocators face a new reality, with public spending spiking and an unprecedented role of the government that will likely last for a longer period of time, event participants were told.As a result, Abbott said, investment strategies in the next decades will likely go through changes compared to the framework used in the past 10 years.There are “expectations for lower returns and more challenging to achieve. We hear clients question whether equity dividends can be a supplement for fixed income, really looking at cross correlation industries to try to understand where you get the real diversification benefit,” Abbott added.For fund managers, the framework to ensure long-term value includes employers’ health and safety, being fiduciary to clients, nurturing investment talents, and thinking creatively but carefully to add potential clients, explained Sarah Williamson, CEO of Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT) Global.“This crisis has brought to the fore the importance of human capital, the importance of diversity, the importance of having different views, and different ways of thinking about risk management, for example, and I don’t think we can unlearn that,” she said.The pandemic has also opened doors to build new economies, industries and ultimately opportunities.“Business models are changing, the pandemic is pulling digitalization forwards, the role of medicine, the technology is bringing a lot of things forward,” Abbott told delegates, adding that the question is how to channel changes to make the overall economy stronger.“I am confident that while it will be more challenging, we will still get the results together”, with a collaborative approach, he added.On ESG, the transatlantic divide deepens, with the US and Europe going in two different directions, event delegates were told.Last month, the US Department of Labour proposed a rule to provide clarity for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving ESG investing.Based on the new regulation, plan fiduciaries can select investments based on financial considerations relevant to the risk-adjusted economic value of a particular investment, and ESG factors can be considered pecuniary factors only if they present economic risks or opportunities that qualified investment professionals would treat as material economic considerations under generally accepted investment theories.“Beneficiaries want to receive their pension payments many years into the future and if you have that kind of timeframe, ignoring trends like climate change or societal trends, is a violation of the fiduciary duty,” Williamson said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

Crime rings rip off billions of taxpayer dollars

first_imgFlamboyant and ostentatious, they drive luxury cars, unwind in multimillion-dollar mansions, flaunt designer clothes and flash dazzling jewels. But behind the glitz lurks what law enforcement officials say is a brazen new breed of organized criminal – Eurasian mobsters who carry out brutal murders, stockpile assault rifles and launder cash around the globe. And the burgeoning Eurasian crime syndicates are increasingly funding their international empires by siphoning billions of dollars from taxpayer-funded health and welfare programs across the United States. “It’s a huge problem, and Los Angeles is the hot spot for this type of crime,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Consuelo Woodhead, who oversees health care fraud prosecutions. “Maybe we still have a little bit of the Wild West here, an area that attracts those who want to get rich quick. It’s also because we have a very diverse, elderly population with a lot of recent immigrants who aren’t necessarily familiar with the Medicare and Medi-Cal systems.” Hundreds of billions While exact figures are difficult to tally, experts estimate as much as $300 billion a year is lost to health care fraud in the United States – more than half of it to organized crime. “It’s hundreds of billions of dollars,” said Malcolm Sparrow, a professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a national expert on health care fraud. “The only question is what is the first digit.” Since 2000, the Los Angeles County Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force has arrested more than 110 Eurasian, Middle Eastern, Nigerian and Asian organized-crime members suspected of health care fraud. Another team, the Southern California Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, says it has arrested more than 100 suspects in recent years on fraud and other charges. “We equate this to like the 1930s and ’40s Mob,” said Glendale Police Department Sgt. Steve Davey, who heads the Southern California team. “We are in a state similar to investigators years ago during the beginning of the La Cosa Nostra investigations. “We’re making headway arresting street-level and midlevel criminals. We have yet to get to the top.” Law enforcement officials estimate more than 2,500 members and associates of Russian and Armenian organized-crime syndicates operate in the county – twice as many as a decade ago. While the criminals are mostly involved in white-collar offenses, investigators say they have also committed more serious crimes, including murder. “We had somewhere around 30 shootings and attempted murders just from 2000 to 2003,” Davey said. Murder for profit Earlier this year, two San Fernando Valley men were sentenced to death for their role in abducting and murdering five Russian immigrants, then dumping their bodies in a Northern California reservoir. A third defendant is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. The three defendants were part of a Russian mob that used ransoms paid for their victims to buy Mercedes-Benz cars, mink coats and an Aspen, Colo., ski vacation. (In investigating the case, authorities learned that one of the victims was known as a mob “bookkeeper,” who kept accounting records for nearly 30 health care businesses suspected of defrauding the government.) In a county task force investigation of five Glendale and Burbank medical clinics suspected of stealing $25 million from Medicare, officials discovered 41 firearms, ranging from high-caliber assault rifles to a James Bond-type .22-caliber “pen gun.” The team also seized $420,000 in cash and $1 million in jewelry. “It’s equivalent to the cocaine boom of the 1980s,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen P. Opferman, a member of the regional task force. “(But) it just doesn’t involve narcotics – it involves stealing government funds. “We see these people involved living the same lifestyles. There’s a lot of flash and cash – money, jewelry, nice cars and big houses. We are finding people driving three Mercedes, living in $3 million homes – and they have Medi-Cal benefits cards.” $3 billion annual loss Medi-Cal spends about $34billion annually to provide care for about 7 million indigent Californians – with about $3 billion of that lost to fraud, experts say. The state Attorney General’s Office has a bureau that deals specifically with Medi-Cal fraud. It’s prosecuted about 1,000 such cases over the past eight years – double the number for the previous eight years. Most, officials say, are related to organized crime. And the court-ordered recovery of funds ripped off from Medi-Cal hit a record $274 million in 2005-06, nearly as much as all the money recovered in the previous 15 years combined. “For every $100 million in Medi-Cal funds we protect, those funds can provide comprehensive treatment for 8,000 breast cancer patients, treat up to 155,000 people suffering from TB or provide up to 645,000 days of nursing-home care,” said Joseph Fendrick, who oversees the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse. Barbara Siegel, managing attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services in Pacoima, said fraud is driving up the cost of health care and insurance and leaving innocent people with medical bills for services they never received. “They get a bill and come to us and say, `I never saw this doctor or never went to this lab,”‘ Siegel said. And it’s not just Medi-Cal that’s being targeted. Experts say all county, state and federal health and welfare programs are in the bull’s-eye. As Fendrick’s investigators have cracked down on Medi-Cal fraud, many criminals have switched to the federal Medicare program, said Matt McLaughlin, supervisor of the FBI’s Los Angeles Area Health Care Fraud Squad. In a typical scam, crime syndicates send contacts to senior centers, offering nutritional supplements or cash to elderly residents to go to a clinic to fill out Medicare forms and undergo medically unnecessary treatments and tests, McLaughlin said. Benefit-card numbers are often used to bill for medical equipment. Officials at the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services division office in Los Angeles are currently tracking thousands of bills submitted to Medicare for $5,000 power wheelchairs, prosthetics, oxygen tanks and other equipment that beneficiaries never received or didn’t need, officials said. Victims lose benefits In August, division officials visited 400 medical-equipment companies in Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood and other cities throughout the county and removed 70 from the approved Medicare program list because the businesses didn’t exist yet were billing Medicare. “Many people have lost their Medicare benefits as a result of falling prey to these schemes,” McLaughlin said. The FBI and the county task force have dedicated more resources to investigating Medicare scams. The FBI estimates nearly 60 percent of all its Eurasian organized-crime cases involve government fraud. “Government scams are the bread and butter of these organized-crime groups,” said Opferman, the regional task force member. “It’s kind of like the Gold Rush. This is the reason they are here. “You literally have free money being shoveled out, and it’s a free-for-all. Any government program is susceptible. “They exploit loopholes in every handout we have.” Organized crime’s sophisticated operations often make it difficult to detect fraud by operating legitimate businesses and using shell companies to launder funds. Law enforcement officials say billions of dollars are laundered through banks in Russia, Armenia, Switzerland and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, making it difficult to recover money stolen from U.S. taxpayers. “Once the money goes overseas, the money trail disappears,” Opferman said. And just as the FBI eventually used tax-evasion charges to prosecute Chicago mobsters in the 1930s, authorities are considering all approaches in dealing with crime syndicates. “It’s kind of the Al Capone approach – looking at whether they are evading taxes,” said prosecutor Albert H. MacKenzie, who heads the county’s Fraud Interdiction Program. In the past three years, Mac- Kenzie has identified more than 300 doctors, lawyers and members of organized crime suspected of health care fraud involving more than $200 million in unreported income. “We have individuals who obtain money and use it to set up clinics that remain in operation for a limited period of time, bill for services and then disappear,” said Lance Wong, head deputy district attorney in the Healthcare Fraud Division. “We have a huge problem here. Committing these crimes is lucrative. And the chance of getting caught is slim because the government just doesn’t have the resources to fight it.” Identity theft used Wong’s office is prosecuting a case with organized-crime links that cost Los Angeles city and county taxpayers more than $6.7 million, District Attorney Steve Cooley said. The case is one of a growing number in which organized-crime groups are using identity theft to help commit fraud. In that case, Glendale residents Samvel Melkonyan, 49, and Tigran Ghalmukhyan, 35, allegedly billed the county for medical services performed from 2002 to 2004 using businesses not incorporated until 2005. A preliminary hearing is set for June 18. Prosecutors say the suspects stole the identities of nearly 200 county employees – mostly active and retired sheriff’s deputies – who were unaware that they were listed as “patients” in the scam. The men allegedly issued claims to the county for tests administered by fictitious diagnostic clinics in Van Nuys and North Hollywood, prosecutors said. “The scam was ultimately being run by some Middle Eastern guys living in Dubai,” Opferman said. “There are definitely people living a very lavish lifestyle above (Melkonyan).” Melkonyan’s Los Angeles attorney, Michael Geragos, did not return calls for comment. Last week, Geragos’ office said he was traveling and could not be reached for comment. Cooley said virtually no government benefit program is safe. “The problem is that governmental institutions assume, I think mistakenly, that people who apply for public benefits or compensation are being honest,” Cooley said. “In this day and age, that is an assumption unsupported by reality. … When you start throwing billions of taxpayer dollars around, you need to figure out who is capable of stealing it and how to prevent it.” Difficult prosecution Department of Social Services spokeswoman Shirley Washington said the state is working with county welfare offices to investigate and prosecute fraud. Officials estimate as much as 5 percent of the $5.3 billion spent each year providing food stamps and general welfare benefits is lost to fraud, Washington said. “Recent data in Los Angeles County shows that in the five-year period from 1999 to 2004, the state and county worked together to reduce or deny welfare benefits in 77,973 cases involving fraud,” Washington said. “That’s out of 299,048 referrals (in suspected welfare fraud cases).” Stephen Tidwell, assistant director in charge of the FBI office in Los Angeles, said Southern California has a “significant problem” with organized crime groups defrauding government programs. “We have the largest number of agents dedicated to working health care fraud of any FBI office in the country,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a very substantial problem, and we are working in a task force capacity to develop new strategies to increase the impact we can have on those who are committing health care fraud. “But it’s a large problem, and it’s going to take our very best to hope to increase our effectiveness.” [email protected] (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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first_imgATHLETICS: Donegal athletics is on the rise. As we get more coaches qualified and better equipment and infrastructure at club level this has only increased the desire of our younger athletes to want to represent their country. For our senior athletes to try and keep ahead of the chasing pack which in turn leads to our County records changing on a yearly basis.We have had someone from Donegal at every international competition this year should it have been competing or managing a team which is a great testament to our county. This year we have 8 new County records which are as followsBRENDAN BOYCE; Brendan went to the Worlds and got two new Pb’s this year with the walks in the 10000M (41.16.25) and the 50 km (3hr48min55sec)JOHN KELLY; John had another great season with the shot and his new County record now stands at 15.97m.DEMPSEY Mc GUIGAN; Dempsey has went from strength to strength and has thrown the hammer out to 66.90M JANINE BOYLE; Janine had a great season and her new County record of 11.92 Secs for the 100M puts her among the best in the country.KATE Mc GOWAN; Kate has been knocking on the door for the last couple of years and it shows that hard work and dedication pays off and her new 400M Hurdle record is 60.67 Secs.MARY Mc LOONE; Mary showed again what a fine athlete she is with her new Triple Jump record of 12.81M in Bilbao earlier on this year.NAOIMH Mc GRANAGHAN; Naoimh got her new Hammer record of 38.37M at the national League this year.So once again plenty of new records and to put it in perspective over the last 3 years there has been 23 new County records and with our younger athletes competing near and far hopefully we will see a lot more. ATHLETICS: EIGHT NEW COUNTY RECORDS SET THIS SEASON was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:athleticsSportlast_img read more

Butler shuts out Blues through eight, Crabs win

first_imgIf there has been one bright spot for the Humboldt Crabs thus far in 2019, it has been the performance of pitcher Davonte Butler.After seeing his Crabs give up 14 hits and 13 runs in Friday’s 13-1 loss to the visiting San Luis Obispo Blues, Butler responded by shuttering the same Blues lineup.Through eight innings of work Butler shutout the Blues, limiting the club to one hit while striking out five during his time on the mound as the Crabs beat the Blues 4-0 Saturday afternoon at the Arcata …last_img read more

Entrepreneurs: The Newspaper Industry Needs You

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As struggling newspapers file for bankruptcy left and right, the quest is on to find the new business models for news consumption in a new digital age. Recently the New York Times announced that it has begun investigating and testing a system for placing some of their content behind pay walls based on a daily allowance of free articles, but this may just be a new spin on an old trick. Entrepreneurs are needed to help the news industry as it shifts online, and that’s precisely who the Knight Digital Media Center (KDMC) is targeting for an expenses paid seminar this May.The KDMC is a partnership funded by the Knight Foundation between the USC Annenberg and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Hoping to discover the next Adrian Holovaty, founder of local news aggregator EveryBlock; or David Cohn, creator of crowd-funded reporting site Spot.Us; the KDMC will be hosting the 2010 News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. “This intense one-week boot camp is designed for 20 competitively selected digital entrepreneurs with great ideas for community news and information initiatives in the public interest,” a description on the KDMC homepage says.Accepted applicants will be provided with food and lodging for the week-long seminar as well as a stipend to assist with travel costs. The KDMC will be bringing in expert professionals and professors to speak at the seminar and provide “coaching and virtual-learning during a six-month follow-up period.”For media entrepreneurs with an idea for changing the way media is consumed and monetized, this forum could be a valuable opportunity to receive feedback and network with other like-minded individuals. As new platforms like the iPad add to the mix of new media opportunities, perhaps all that is needed are some entrepreneurial minds to stir the pot. The KDMC is taking applications now, and the deadline to apply is February, 19.Photo by Flickr user katerha. chris cameroncenter_img Tags:#events#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

5 Quick Tips: Mixing Audio for Film and Video Projects

first_imgCheck out these helpful tips on how you can get clean, clear, and professional audio in all of your film and video projects.In this video tutorial by The Film Look, we dive into some quick tips and tricks for working with audio on all types of film and video projects. As we learn in the video, working with audio can be a fun challenge to dive into, but one commonly overlooked aspect is the quality control of your final mixes.Let’s look at five quick tips to ensure the best possible audio mixes for your projects.1. Listen on the Best Speakers PossibleThis is great advice for a couple of reasons. One, the better your speaker setup, the more information you’ll actually hear. You might pick up things like dynamic range, small pops, or other nuances that you won’t get through your laptop speakers.The second reason is that you want to know for sure what your audio is going to sound like on all kinds of setups, so you need to listen from the very lowest to the very highest levels of quality.2. Invest in HeadphonesIf you talk to any audio engineer — film, video, or music — they will tell you that getting a quality set of headphones is an absolute must. As with the speakers, if you’re not using professional-grade equipment to review your audio, you’re losing valuable information. The guys in the video have some great recommendations, but if you’re looking for some more options, check out this list over at Shutterstock.3. Check on Different DevicesFor optimal results, you can’t just trust your export parameters. You need to do the field research yourself. This is the best way to make sure your audio sounds good across all media and a range of devices. Check them all.4. Find a Happy MediumThat being said, once you do check all your media, devices, and variables, you may find that your audio is low-quality on some and high-quality on others. If you can make it perfect, great, but often you’ll have to find a happy medium and make the best of it. 5. Volume ReferencingThis is a crucial trick for modern digital filmmaking. Volume-reference your project’s audio against the ideal medium you’re creating it for. For example, matching your audio output to Netflix or YouTube will give you the best empirical data if you hope to stream primarily through these services.For more audio recording tips and tricks, check out these resources.The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording Audio9 Things You Should Check Before Recording AudioAudio Tip: How to Get Good Sound on Every BudgetHelpful Audio Tricks for Recording Documentary InterviewsHow to Set Audio Levels for Videolast_img read more

Hoddle in serious condition but responding well to treatment

first_imgGlenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital after having fallen seriously ill on Saturday and, while his condition is classified as serious, the former England manager is responding well to treatment.Hoddle, who turned 61 on Saturday, was preparing for work in his role as a television pundit for BT Sport when he was taken to hospital.The UK-based broadcaster’s main presenter Jake Humphrey later confirmed the news on Twitter, announcing BT’s usual afternoon schedule had been cancelled ahead of the Premier League game between Leicester City and West Ham. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “Our friend and colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning,” the tweet read.”For that reason there will be no @btsportscore – but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester.”Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength.”Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning.For that reason there will be no @btsportscore – but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester.Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 27, 2018Several hours later, BT Sport provided an update on Hoddle’s situation.”The condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well,” the statement read.“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”We have received an update on Glenn Hoddle’s condition this evening:”The condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.”“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”— BT Sport (@btsport) October 27, 2018A club hero at Tottenham, where he played for the majority of a celebrated playing career before later becoming manager in 2001, Hoddle was capped 53 times by England and scored eight international goals.Spurs also wished their former player well, writing on Twitter: “Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Glenn Hoddle for a full and speedy recovery after he was taken ill this morning.”The stylish midfielder also represented Monaco under Arsene Wenger before operating as player/manager at Swindon Town and Chelsea.Hoddle’s work at Stamford Bridge saw him appointed as Terry Venables’ successor with England and he led a Three Lions side featuring David Beckham and Michael Owen to the last 16 of the 1998 World Cup.His former employers expressed their concern at the information, posting on the official England Twitter account: “Worrying news. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle – we’re all behind you.”Chelsea also sent their well-wishes, tweeting: “Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle, who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday. We’re right with you, Glenn.”Hoddle played alongside Chris Waddle at club and international level and he tweeted: “Get well soon Glenn our thoughts are with you.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Camp Southern Ground Announces Grand Opening Of The Peterson Dining Hall

first_imgCamp Southern Ground announces the completion of the Peterson Dining Hall, designed by Perkins + Will, with construction by DPR and Structor Group.Peterson Dining HallCredit/Copyright: Tim HurlseyThis marks the completion of a signature component of the build-out on the growing campus.Camp Southern Ground is located on over 400 acres in Fayetteville, Georgia, and is the non-profit passion project of three time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band.Inspired by his own experience as a camp counselor, Zac’s vision is to create a state-of-the-art facility that is more than the typical camp experience. Camp Southern Ground’s mission is to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others to profoundly impact the world. While at camp there will be activities to challenge, educate and inspire campers, with a special emphasis on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning and attention issues like ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia, social or emotional challenges, and those with family members serving in the military.Located in the center of the campus, the Peterson Dining Hall was tasked with being the heart of Camp Southern Ground.“Peterson Dining Hall is the heart of Camp like the kitchen is the heart of Home. Zac told us that he wanted an iconic building unlike any other, as the centerpiece of Camp – a building that signals to the kids upon arrival that they are in a unique and special place transcending everyday experiences,” says Chris Sciarrone of Perkins + Will.As the first major build-out to the campus, Camp Southern Ground can now begin work towards completion of more projects to prepare for a Summer 2018 opening.“We are thrilled to have the Peterson Dining Hall completed. It is a major functional component of our camp programs and really sets the tone for architectural design, construction quality and sustainability. Now, having the dining hall completed, this puts us one step closer to being able to open for week long, overnight camps which is slated for summer of 2018,” said Mike Dobbs, President and CEO of Camp Southern Ground.The Peterson Dining Hall includes some very special features and is comprised of materials in which the majority was sourced locally. The ceiling is also made from sustainably harvested Mahogany wood donated by Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars, and the focal point of the dining hall is the 26-foot-high brick fireplace.The state-of-the-art dining hall will serve up to 300 campers plus 150 counselors, staff and volunteers during the summer camping sessions, and has the capacity to serve well over 400 for special events, meetings and conventions in the off season.The structure is not only a modern work of art, but its sustainable features and architectural innovations will enhance energy efficiency as well as support the mission of the camp’s certified organic farm and nutritional education. For instance, from the geothermal system that will heat and cool the building, to the natural zinc building envelope, and the low energy, renewable building materials, this building will save more energy over time. An example of its design innovation is seen in the custom grinder and extractor which converts as much food waste as possible from the kitchen into compost for the farm, while minimizing what goes to the landfill.The Peterson Dining Hall is available to rent for special events and conventions. For more information please contact [email protected] Southern Ground is currently in its second phase of fundraising. To learn more or to donate please visit read more