Child Support Conference Celebrates Training, Daily Dedication

first_imgNearly 600 Indiana child support workers and county prosecutors convened in French Lick for three days of training; they honored their peers for superior service to constituents; and potentially saved lives with an American Red Cross blood drive. The annual event is sponsored by the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council with support of the Indiana Child Support Bureau. Olga Glossett, child support office manager for the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, received the highest honor for a child support worker, the Beatrice Deuel Award. Named in honor of longtime St. Joseph County child support worker Beatrice Deuel, the award is presented to a retiring professional whose work exemplifies dedication and commitment to service.Ms. Glossett spent nearly 10 years with the Van Wert County, Ohio, child support office before her employment with the Elkhart County child support office in 2004. With nearly 25 years of child support commitment, she demonstrated daily her knowledge and passion to serve the program participants in a professional manner.Seven current child support workers received the K.I.D. (Kudos for Inspiration and Dedication) Award:Marion County Child Support Computer Specialist Kevin Abshire was honored for his performance of every assignment with excellence. During a recent office renovation, he assisted with furniture and computer moves while maintaining his daily job performance.Bartholomew County Caseworker Jamie Langley was nominated because she is “always conscientious” and is “accessible, straight-forward and clear when working cases.”Jefferson County Caseworker Jeanna G. Jackson was honored because “she works her cases with zeal and gusto…the 500 or 600 cases she has get dedication and attention.”St. Joseph County Enforcement Caseworker and Team Leader Tara Towner has “developed a broad understanding of all things child support…her attention to detail and diligent case tracking has resulted in successful enforcement of her cases.”Vigo County Enforcement Caseworker Debbie Conn was nominated because “she has a way of making parents give her any information that she needs” and in 15 years, has never been the subject of a complaint.Monroe County Caseworker Hattie Green has filled multiple roles in the child support office; she has good rapport with both custodial and noncustodial parents, “treating everyone with respect and professionalism”.  Kosciusko County Modification Team Lead Vickey Brooks provides “guidance and leadership to team members, both new to child support and experienced.”An additional 103 child support workers from 27 counties, as well as the Indiana Child Support Bureau, were recognized for years of service to their offices, including Madeline Baker of Marion County for 35 years of service and Cheryl Barney and Debbie Brame, both of the Child Support Bureau, for 40 years of service. Child support prosecutors and staff members demonstrated generosity by surpassing expectations for a Red Cross blood drive, donating 49 units of blood with the potential to save 147 lives. CUTLINE: Retiring Child Support Office Manager Olga Glossett (center) of Elkhart County received the Beatrice Deuel Award during the annual Child Support Conference in French Lick. With her are Pam Benedix and Bruce Wells. (Pictures of other award recipients are available upon request.)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Polish bookie launches Income Access powered affiliate strategy

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Share STS has launched an affiliate programme in partnership with Income Access, set to be managed by the Polish bookies in house team, using the Paysafe brand’s platform and affiliate software.‘STSpartner’ will allow campaigns to be targeted down to a city level and according to players’ language, device and browser, among numerous other criteria.In addition, Income Access’ technology will allow a maximisation of online traffic and raised conversion rates via the affiliate marketing channel.Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “With the largest economy in Eastern Europe and enjoying one of the strongest GDP growth rates of any EU country, Poland is fast becoming a major global sports-betting market. “We are therefore excited to partner with STS, the leading Polish bookmaker, and look forward to supporting and maximising the brand’s customer acquisition strategy through our affiliate technology.”Founded in 1997, STS is Poland’s biggest bookmaker and enjoys an almost 50 percent market share on its native, regulated sports betting market.Allowing punters to place wagers on a variety of different leagues spread across in excess of 20 sports, STS also provides betting on esports, and details that it “was the first brand to introduce wagering on competitive video gaming contests to the Polish market.”In addition to its sports betting offering, the firm also holds a number media rights contracts allowing it to broadcast over 2,000 sports events a month through its STS TV channel.Mateusz Juroszek, President of STS, added: “STS is the leading bookmaker in Poland, setting trends for the domestic market. We’re strongly focused on continuously rolling-out pioneering solutions, and our partnership with Income Access, an experienced marketing tech company, is part of this wider strategy. Our goal is to work closely together to achieve synergies across STS-managed online marketing campaigns.” Sharelast_img read more

Marko Mišić and Vilim Posinković are the new football players of FC ”Olimpic”

first_imgMišić is coming from Vitez, while Posinković used to play in Turkey and in Greece. They’ve signed a contract with ”Olimpic” and went to train in Herzegovina where they will be until Friday. Coach Husref Musemić will have at his disposal 23 players.Besides Mišić and Posinković, talented juniors Alem Merajić and Vernes Islamagić will also sign a contract in the following days.FC Olimpic will play two matches in Herzegovina, and then it will return to Sarajevo, and on 12 February it  will  go to Antalya where they will train for two weeks, said the club.last_img read more

Dunfanaghy man released on bail following Australian crash

first_imgA Dunfanaghy man who was listed to appear before a court in Sydney Australia on August 15th in relation to a serious road traffic collision has had his case adjourned until October 10th.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Terence Wilkinson was arrested on board a flight destined for Ireland a number of days after it is alleged he was the driver of a car involved in a serious road traffic collision in a suburb of Sydney on July 27th. He is charged with not give particulars in relation to damage of property, two counts of bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of a vehicle, dangerous and negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm.He was also charged with two counts of failing to stop and assist after impact causing injury and one charge of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact. He was released on continuing bail for his case appear at local court, Downing Centre, Sydney on October 10th but he waas excused from attending on that occasion.His bail terms include: surrender of his passport and he is not allowed to apply for another, sign on daily at a local police station. Refrain from consuming alcohol or un-prescribed drugs and observe a curfew to remain at a fixed address between the hours of 9.00pm and 5.00am daily.Dunfanaghy man released on bail following Australian crash was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:AustraliacrashdonegalDunfanaghyTerence Wilkinsonlast_img read more

What do fans and local people think about QPR’s plans for Old Oak?

first_imgQPR recently put their plans for a new stadium at Old Oak on display to the public. The club’s owners want to regenerate the land between Scrubs Lane and Willesden Junction, which would be known as New Queens Park and include a sporting and leisure hub at which Rangers would play.See also:QPR owners stay committed because their eyes are on the prizeQPR confirm Old Oak regeneration projectThe Old Oak project that would totally transform the face of QPROld Oak plan ‘speculative & presumptuous’The battle for Old Oak will be a huge opportunity for QPR fansQPR step up their pursuit of Old Oak site’More than 80%’ back QPR’s Old Oak plansRangers say public supports Old Oak plansFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Crime in SA still a challenge

first_imgThe South African Police Services havenotched up many successes in thefight against crime.(Image: South African Police Services)Janine ErasmusPolice statistics for the period April 2007- March 2008 showed a decrease across the board in contact crime, but an increase in home and business robberies. Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula released the figures on 30 June 2008 at a media briefing.He indicated that although the most recent statistics did show a continuation of the steady decline in crime levels achieved over the past five years, government still considers them to be unacceptably high and was continually striving to address the issue with a number of strategies.Contact crime was down by 6.4%, said Nqakula, in all categories. These are common robbery, rape, attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, common assault, murder, assault with grievous bodily harm, and indecent assault. Murder, in fact, is at its lowest levels since 2003.“The decrease in murder is connected to the decrease in aggravated robbery, which is often accompanied by bloodshed as firearms are used in the commission of such crimes,” said Nqakula.Although the 2007/2008 figure falls somewhat short of the target of 7-10% reduction in contact crime set by the police back in 2004, such crime has decreased annually by an average of 7.0% since then. Other crime categories that recorded decreases include motor vehicle theft, which fell by 7%, and residential burglary which decreased by 4.7%.However, said the minister, business and home robberies were still increasing, as were car and truck hijackings. Nqakula partly attributed the increase in hijackings to organised crime, explaining that criminals sought vehicles for getaways and to use as battering rams in cash-in-transit incidents. Cash-in-transit attacks, meanwhile, showed a significant decrease of 15.4 %.Organised crime and criminal gangs are a particular focus of the police, said the minister, as they wreak havoc against society although comparatively speaking, they make up a small percentage of crime overall. “The police identified and investigated during the period under review 145 organised crime groups. 131 syndicate leaders and 375 syndicate members were arrested.”Taking action against crimeThe minister cited prevailing socio-economic conditions as a major contributing factor to crime, saying that people often committed crimes out of need, while criminals bought the silence of residents in their communities.Nqakula noted that the co-operation of these communities was crucial if the police were to win the fight against crime. He encouraged communities to continue to work with the police. “It is our experience that in areas where communities are working together with the police, crime levels there have been reduced, quite drastically in some respects.”The minister explained that the police force had been bolstered in areas where it was most needed. “One of the important interventions that government made was the redeployment of more and better resources to the various police stations in the country where crime fighting actually happens,’ said Nqakula, adding that over 14 000 police members were deployed to 606 stations around the country.“Some of the deployees were experienced police managers and commanders who served, previously, at the national and area levels of the South African Police Service. Some of the stations received allocations of reservists who are a force-multiplier to the police. “Nqakula also praised business for its involvement, and said that organisations such as Business Against Crime were crucial to the cause as they contribute human and material resources to combat crime.Other interventions singled out include 16 Days of Activism Campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children, as well as the related Operation Basadi campaign which follows up unresolved cases of abuse of women, and Operation Isondlo which identifies and punishes fathers who default on their children’s maintenance.The complete report on crime statistics for 2007/2008 can be downloaded from the Institute for Security Studies or the South African Police Services websites.Related storiesCrime in South AfricaUseful linksDepartment of Safety and SecuritySouth African Police ServicesInstitute for Security StudiesDepartment of JusticeCrimestatslast_img read more

Springboks go top of Tri-Nations

first_img27 July 2009The Springboks got their Tri-Nations challenge off to a strong start on Saturday by beating the All Blacks 28-19 in Bloemfontein. The win lifted South Africa above New Zealand into first place in the International Rugby Board World Rankings.The nine-point victory also took the Boks to the top of the Tri-Nations’ standings, and kept the Kiwis from adding to the four points they picked up after beating Australia 22-16 in the opening match of this season’s competition.It could have been a much bigger win for South Africa had Ruan Pienaar not struggled with his kicking. However, that should be a cause for optimism for coach Peter de Villiers; test match kickers seldom go one out of five in kicks at goal as Pienaar did in one half, including two kicks hitting the uprights. At halftime he was replaced by Morne Steyn after picking up an injury.‘Unbelievable’After the game, captain John Smit paid tribute to his pack for setting the New Zealanders on the back foot. He described the intensity at the rucks and mauls as “unbelievable”. One of the prime movers – pun intended – in that aspect of play was Bakkies Botha, who missed the Springboks’ last test against the British and Irish Lions after being handed a controversial suspension for cleaning out at a ruck.Flank Heinrich Brussouw again proved to be superb at turning over and slowing down ball and was named man of the match. With Schalk Burger sidelined by a long-term suspension, Brussouw is putting together a strong case to be the first choice on the side of the scrum, along with Juan Smith.Pierre Spies, too, was strong off the back of the scrum and Bismarck du Plessis played like a bullocking fourth loose forward.LineoutsVictor Matfield led a Springbok domination of the lineouts, making it a miserable day for the All Black hookers Andrew Hore and Keven Mealamu. New Zealand had struggled in the lineouts against Australia in their first Tri-Nations test and up against the best lineout forward in the world they had a tough day again.The All Blacks were first onto the scoreboard in the third minute of the contest when Stephen Donald landed a penalty after Jean de Villiers had been penalised for obstruction. It was to be the only time that the men from the land of the long white cloud would lead in the whole match.In the sixth minute, the Springboks levelled the scores when Francois Steyn knocked over a kick from 55 metres after the All Blacks conceded a penalty at a lineout.Three minutes later, Pienaar hit the upright with a kick at goal after Rodney So’oialo was pinged for a high tackle.Uprights againJust two minutes after that, he hit the upright again with a relatively easy kick after Brendon Leonard was blown up for going offsides.Then it was Stephen Donald’s turn to take a shot at goal. From long distance, he was on target, but short of distance.The Springboks took the lead for the first time in the match in the 16th minute when Pienaar finally found the target. His opportunity came after the All Blacks were penalised and warned by the referee after a number of indiscretions in quick succession at rucks.Midway through the half, the Springboks strung together a number of passes and penetrated deep into New Zealand territory. With the tryline in sight, the Boks lost possession, but an excellent tackle on Mils Muliaina by Bismarck du Plessis forced the fullback back over his tryline where he dotted the ball down. That gave the Boks a five-metre scrum.Spies attacked off the back, which led to a number of drives by the forwards at the New Zealand line. Then, the ball was sent to the left.Springbok tryJean de Villiers headed for a half-gap, but was excellently tackled around the ankles by Conrad Smith. Pienaar, meanwhile, had looped around to the back of De Villiers, who passed the ball back to Pienaar while on his back. The number 10 raced around on the outside to score in the left-hand corner.His kick from the touchline was wide to the right of the posts, but the Springboks had opened up a decent 11-3 advantage.Francois Steyn extended the lead by a further three points just after the half-hour mark when, with Pienaar being treated for an injury, he knocked over a simple kick from almost in front of the posts.Three minutes from the break, Pienaar missed with another penalty attempt.HalftimeAt half-time it was 14-3 to the Springboks with the pack well on top of their All Black counterparts. Neither South African wing, Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen, had been handed any decent attacking opportunities, but with the forwards playing the way they were it wasn’t anything for captain John Smit and coach Peter de Villiers to be concerned about.When the second half began, Morne Steyn was on for Ruan Pienaar. Afterwards, coach De Villiers insisted it was for an injury and not because of Pienaar’s poor goal kicking.Only two minutes after the restart, Steyn got himself onto the scoresheet when he slotted a penalty kick from 45 metres out after Conrad Smith had been penalised for being ahead of the kicker.All Black trySix minutes later, it was Smith who was on the scoresheet. He skipped out of an attempted tackle by Steyn to dot down and when Donald kicked the conversion suddenly the game was a lot closer on the scoreboard than it had been on the field at 17-10 in favour of the home side.When Bakkies Botha was penalised two minutes later for an infringement at a ruck, and Donald kicked the penalty, there were only four points between the teams.It appeared as if New Zealand had the momentum, but the Springboks were next on the scoreboard when Steyn landed another penalty. He had earned it himself by spotting a gap and making a break. The New Zealanders had then been penalised at the subsequent ruck.Up for grabsRichie McCaw’s side reduced the deficit to four points when, after holding onto the ball through numerous phases as they looked for chinks in South Africa’s defensive armour, they earned a penalty and Donald stuck it over. The game remained up for grabs.With eight minutes to go, the game was decided as the Springboks took a nine-point lead, meaning the All Blacks would have to score twice to win.The Kiwis were on the attack and had taken the ball into the Bok 22, but Piri Weepu fired a poor pass and Pierre Spies was able to hack the ball up field. He charged after it, but Conrad Smith managed to recover it for New Zealand. Weepu, though, messed up again when he passed inside to Juan Smith. The flanker quickly fed Jaque Fourie and the big centre raced away to score from 40 metres out.Steyn’s missed conversion attempt from out wide was his first missed kick in a Springbok jersey in three tests.Six-point gapNew Zealand pulled back three points a minute later when substitute Wynand Olivier was blown up for not releasing the man he had tackled. Donald duly reduced the gap between the teams to six points.With four minutes left on the clock, Steyn made the difference nine points once more with a superb penalty kick from 50 metres out after Jason Eaton had been penalised for going offsides.When the final whistle sounded, the scoreboard read South Africa 28, New Zealand 19. It was the first time that the Springboks had beaten the All Blacks in Bloemfontein. Previously, in 1961, the teams had drawn 11-11, and in 1976 the All Blacks had won 15-9.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

BRICS summit: opportunity for solutions and investment

first_imgThe value proposition of 33 South African companies would be promoted to businesspeople and investors from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc ahead of the annual summit of leaders from the respective countries, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).The companies come from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Western Cape and Eastern Cape and have been chosen based on their applications to participate in this programme through the Export, Marketing, and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) of the department.South Africa is one of 26 industrialised nations, gateway to African continent: Yunus Hoosen, Invest SA #BRICS2016— BRICS Bus. Council (@bricscouncil_in) October 12, 2016“The BRICS formation aims to offer an alternative to the commonly accepted global political and economic architecture,” said the dti’s deputy director-general of trade and investment, Pumla Ncapayi, at a briefing with South African business on 11 October 2016.“Strengthening inter-BRICS trade and economic relations will be an important enabler of this alternative narrative. Furthermore, the BRICS Business Council Working Groups will also convene ahead of the summit. This working group is seized with how to enable the ease of doing business including matters related to projects that will advance our developmental objectives in agriculture manufacturing, financial services, infrastructure and skills development.”South African companies had an opportunity to network and showcase their industrial capabilities within the block, which brought with it a market of approximately 42% of the world’s population, she said.The BRICS Trade Fair takes place from 12 to 14 October in New Delhi, India while the leaders’ summit is scheduled for 15 and 16 October in Goa. The summit will be held under the theme “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions”.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using materiallast_img read more

Cloud-Based Music Services Must Do More Than Sync or Store

first_imgTags:#Analysis#cloud Despite claims from sectors of the record industry that file-sharing kills creativity or that the Internet is dead, the digital music industry clearly has strong momentum right now, aided in no small part by cloud technologies that promise ubiquitous access to music. Both Apple and Google are poised to make an entry into cloud-based music services, joining the numerous other vendors already vying to provide us with music acquisition, sharing, and storage services.A new report from Forrester Research examines the ways in which the cloud will help enable what it describes as a “360 degree music experience” – not merely opening up the availability of our music across all of our various devices, but expanding the ways in which we experience our “record” collection. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The report’s author Mark Mulligan contends that the music industry’s business models and licensing rights issues have shaped the way in which digital music services have developed, creating a “highly splintered environment in which the consumer must navigate multiple technologies and applications throughout the four stages of the music experience journey”: discovery, acquisition, consumption and management.While 99-cent downloads might have helped move consumers away from the CD, the increasing availability of music online – not just for download, but for streaming – has changed our expectations of how and what we pay for music, but has also altered how we listen to it. The days of the living room Hi-Fi seem to be waning, replaced primarily by our PCs.In fact, despite the variety of new devices available to listen to music – phones, computers, MP3 players, gaming console systems – many consumers still store and listen to their digital music collections primarily on their PCs. 36% of those responding to a survey cited in the Forrester report say they listen to CDs and MP3s on their PC as their primary source of music-listening. 31% list their MP3 player as their primary device. Only 5% list their phone. Although some devices’ usage is really centered around small niche markets, these markets will be crucial, says Mulligan, as they are the consumers most likely to listen to music “on the go” and to want to stream music from their PCs. The challenge for new cloud-based music services, according to Mulligan, will be to “help digital music break free of the chains of the PC and the MP3 player” and to bring music-listening back into the living room. But Mulligan notes that closed ecosystems, lack of interoperability, competing industry standards, and proprietary rights issues all limit the potential reach of music services. And while the allure of the cloud is promising, Mulligan reminds digital music companies that they need to pay attention to how people want to experience their music, how they use (and don’t use, but may want to use) their various music devices. Most importantly, Mulligan says that any new cloud-based offerings should aim to provide a 360-degree music experience, one not only enabling storage and access via the cloud, but enabling discovery as well. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more