Audrey Luvina Woods, age 83

first_imgAudrey Luvina Woods, age 83 passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home in Batesville, IN. Born September 19, 1933 in Batesville, she was the daughter of Jesse & Della (Martin) Shoopman.She married Virgil Woods on Oct. 5, 1949 in St. Paul, IN and was a member of Negangards Corner Freewill Baptist Church. She retired from Hospitality Hall as a QNA.Audrey is survived by her daughters Cookie Smith, Donna Palmer (Jerry), Brenda Jessee & Glenna Goodin (Jamie) and sons Tim Woods (Shelia) & Jesse Henry (Kay). She will also be missed by her 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great grandchildren along with her brother Fred Shoopman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Woods in 1993, her children Virgil Mitchel Woods, Mary Renee Woods & Molly Lee Woods and her brothers Bob, Bill & Jesse Shoopman.Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11am until time of services at 2pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN with Bro. Dale Lucus officiating. Burial will follow services in Batesville United Methodist Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to the family c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Little Silver Seniors’ Club Ending After Nearly 20 Years

first_imgBy Greg Scharen Linda Rizzo, a membersince 2003, was in charge ofhospitality, organizing thefood, beverages and locationsfor the club’s luncheons, acrucial role. Hosting live music and entertainment each week, the club provided a community for people of a certain age to interact with one another, meeting in the Little Silver Borough Hall and Women’s Club. The seniors’ club also hosted luncheons and boat trips throughout the years and focused on service to the community, working with Lunch Break in Red Bank and other organizations to help build a community outside of their own. Seniors of Little Silverstarted out small but grew to72 members at its high point.It then shrank to 42 membersand had a hard time fillingthe governing board seats. The independent social club is disbanding due to lack of support and the advancing age of many integral members, said Symons. “I’m heartbroken,” said Louise Symons, an active club member, echoing similar sentiments of others involved in the club, as they move on from this venture. center_img Symons wanted to thankall of the current and pastmembers of Seniors of LittleSilver for their dedication. After 19 years, the Seniors of Little Silver is ending its run. The club’s final luncheon will be held at noon June 25 at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank. The club was funded through member dues each year and a variety of 50/50 raffles held throughout the years, but suffered from a lack of identity since membership was open to people residing outside Little Silver. The club began in 2000 with adjunct founder Julia Aymonier and 18 senior residents of Little Silver. Joining later were Symons, Diane Tresente, Rene O’Neil and the senior’s first president Ann Hansen, all of whom have been a driving force in keeping the club going. last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey opens up registration for 2016-17 campaign

first_imgFor more information, and/or to register, go to the Nelson Minor Hockey website. Now that the hockey season is winding down, it’s time for parents and players to prepare for next season as Nelson Minor Hockey has opened up the registration lines for applications for the 2016-17 campaign.Players wanting to play Rep Hockey should note the deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. This allows executive members and coaches to plan for tournaments and games for the upcoming season.House players have until uly 31, 2016 to sign up for the upcoming season.last_img read more

Griezmann fuels Manchester United rumours by making shock transfer revelation

first_img Antoine Griezmann: The striker recently said there was a ‘six out of 10’ chance of joining Man United 1 Antoine Griezmann has cast further doubt over his future at Atletico Madrid by admitting he is ‘ready to go’ in order to win trophies.The France striker revealed on Monday there was a ‘six out of 10’ chance of him joining Manchester United this summer.The 26-year-old has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months and it now seems there could be some substance to the speculation.Griezmann made the original admission on French TV on Monday and went a step further on Tuesday when speaking to L’Equipe.“Today, if I have to move, it will not be a problem for me,” said Griezmann.“It may be England, which is in fashion, Germany, China or the United States, I’m ready to go.”Atletico finished third in LaLiga and fell to a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.Griezmann, who scored 26 goals for Atletico this season, added: “I want to win titles.“We finished third in LaLiga, it was the objective of the club, but we, the players, want more.“Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding on my future.”last_img read more

Your Uber trip can help change lives

first_imgBefore, Uber would round down each passenger’s fare to the nearest rand. Now, with UberGiving, those cents are instead donated to good causes. (Image: Uber)South African non-profits are hailing the benefit of taxicab app Uber’s charitable giving. UberGiving allows the company and its passengers to donate to worthy causes.Before, Uber would round down each passenger’s fare to the nearest rand. Now, with UberGiving, those cents are instead donated to good causes. The new system does not cost the drivers, who will still earn 80% of each fare.The Reach for a Dream Foundation, which fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening diseases, was the first beneficiary of Uber passengers’ generosity. It helped the foundation take passionate football fan Elihle Momoza, a 12-year-old with a blood disorder, to Moses Mabhida stadium for the first time. It also gave him a PlayStation with football games.UberGiving helped Faith Nifang, an eight-year-old with sickle cell anaemia, to live his special dream of a day at the beach by spending a weekend at Sun City, where he enjoyed the playground activities and the Valley of the Waves.“The magnitude of his smile said it all that day,” said Alon Lits, GM of Uber in sub-Saharan Africa.“We are honoured to be associated with Reach for a Dream, helping to assist children like Faith and Elihle. These are just some of the dreams that were made possible through UberGiving and the Reach for a Dream Foundation.”A great startUberGiving’s charitable drive has benefitted other non-profits as well. It helped the Tomorrow Trust, an educational NGO, to fund Mahlogonolo Pasha’s BSc studies in Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Johannesburg.Pasha, from a family of five children raised by a single unemployed mother, dreams of becoming the first university graduate in her family. Education, she believes, will end their cycle of poverty.The Els for Autism Foundation is another UberGiving beneficiary. The charity was established in 2009 by golfer Ernie Els and his wife Liezl Els after their son Ben was diagnosed with severe autism.Their foundation funds an Autism Centre of Excellence, which gives under-resourced families of autistic children free access to evidence-based interventions.Other non-profits that have benefited from UberGiving include the Blow the Whistle initiative and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.“We are proud to support these organisations, to help them continue the good work they do,” said Lits. “A special thanks goes out to all those riders using the Uber platform, by simply requesting a trip each of you are making a difference, and every little bit counts.”For more information, visit or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

The legal battle of Standing Rock: Why did the Sioux sue?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An easement is a right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose. In fancy lawyer language, an easement is a non-possessory right to use and/or enter into the real property of another without possessing it.A common example of an easement is the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B. Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or allowing an individual to fish in a privately owned pond.The issue also comes up frequently with utilities. Most landowners dislike someone else being granted the right to use their property.The protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota is over this very issue. The Dakota Access Pipeline requested an easement from the Army Corp of Engineers to drill a pipeline underneath Lake Oahe, a water reservoir, located near the Standing Rock Reservation. On December 4, 2016, in a surprising move, the Army Corp of Engineers declined to issue the easement saying it was “clear that there’s more work to do” alluding to exploration of alternatives routes. I doubt this is the final determination in the matter, but a step in the right direction. Completion of an Environmental Impact Statement is the next step and anticipated to take two years.The legal issues in Standing Rock are fascinating and have not been given much attention by the media. Most news coverage refers to the Native American protestors as environmentalists and water protectors. These concerns are clearly present. In fact, the original path of the pipeline was near Bismark, until those residents complained of potential water contamination so the company rerouted the pipeline to the less affluent Standing Rock Reservation. In taking a less-populated route, the company was then able to abide by less stringent regulations.When the pipeline company sought the easement to drill under the reservoir, the Sioux sued, requesting an injunction from federal court. The issues raised by the tribe are more than environmental. The Sioux are concerned that the pipeline will pass through and destroy native burial sites and sacred places and assert that relevant federal law was not followed. And this is where their argument is compelling.The largest genocide in world history occurred when the European settlers of the United States displaced and nearly obliterated an entire Native American population. In partial recognition of the painful history of colonial land grabs, modern federal law accords certain rights to Native groups. Since 1992, this has included the right to be consulted. In essence, whenever a federal agency undertakes or approves a construction project, it must consult with local Native nations or tribes about whether sacred sites or places are nearby, regardless of the location of the property, so long as they attach religious and cultural significance to that property. This means a “government to government” collaboration throughout the entire project.Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Sioux were never afforded an opportunity to collaborate or participate in any way until after the route was modified to drill under Lake Oahe and destroy sacred sites. Furthermore, the tribe alleges that the Dakota Pipeline relied on a 1985 survey, not bothering to conduct a current examination of the area, which would have indicated important artifacts and sites were present. And less than 24 hours after evidence of new sites were provided to the court, the company began construction on these same sites, perhaps destroying many of them forever.An injunction is sought when seeking to preserve the status quo during trial. Altering the status quo while a trial is underway thwarts the federal rule of law. This behavior by the pipeline company is so outrageous that it is likely without precedent.I do not claim to be an expert on the issues present at Standing Rock. Based on what I have seen on the news from North Dakota, I am confused. Farmers in Grand Lake St. Marys and other compromised watersheds must comply with extremely stringent rules when applying manure or chemical fertilizers. Yet Dakota Access requested and the Army Corp of Engineers dared to consider permitting a pipeline underneath a man made reservoir, when studies indicate the issue is not if a spill occurs, but when. Do big companies get to play by different rules?Imagine the consequences a farmer would face if he planted land that was awaiting determination as a wetland? He would lose all government payments and face extensive fines. Apparently consequences do not deter big business. How does a judge even sanction a company that defies an injunction and destroys sacred sites and artifacts that cannot be replaced or repaired? Likely a company bean counter has already calculated the potential cost of fines and merely included it in the project cost.Regardless of your position on the Standing Rock protest, agriculture could learn from the actions of the Native Americans. Over 280 different tribes and thousands of members joined in the effort to protest at Standing Rock that has been ongoing for over eight months. It is the largest gathering of Native Americans in a century. In addition, 3,000 army veterans joined in and sought to protect the Native Americans from violent acts and support their First Amendment right to free speech. Agriculture is so fractured, divided by commodity, grain or livestock, organic or traditional, commercial or small, region versus region. If agriculture could similarly unite, the resulting political clout would result in policy and prices beneficial to all farmers.last_img read more

Tweetmeme Serving 500M Buttons Daily, Adds Language and Translation Support

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#international#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification While the majority of Twitter users reside within the United States, there is also a massive international population of users sharing info and links in various languages around the world. Tweetmeme, a service for sharing and tracking links on Twitter, announced today that it serves a half of a billion retweet button impressions each day on nearly 200,000 websites worldwide. To keep up with this growth, and the international Twitter community, the service is rolling out support for languages on buttons as well as automatic translation for retweets made on its site.The buttons now support seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. For international users, the words “tweets” and “retweet” have been translated into these various languages, making the process of retweeting links via Tweetmeme more accessible. According to a blog post today, the service will include more languages in the future, and it plans to leverage its community of international users to help them do so. Additionally, using Google Translate, Tweetmeme will now automatically translate tweets users wish to share in their native language. “This automatically detects if translation is required and prompts you when it has made the change, it is a simple one-click to revert the translation if that is not what you desire,” said Tweetmeme in a blog post today.It’s encouraging to see language support reaching more third-party services as the international Twitter community grows. Personally I am still waiting for the popular desktop and mobile applications to begin automatically translating tweets from users I follow who tweet in multiple languages. This, of course, is challenging due to the shorthand slang that Twitter’s character limit produces, but it would be an invaluable feature to users like myself who happen to follow people who often tweet in a language other than my own. chris cameron A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Losing Isn’t a Sales Style

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What does it mean to have a “style” of selling?Most of the time, the word “style” indicates an unwillingness to do what is necessary and instead do what is easier, something that can’t easily be called a “style” as much as ineffective choices. Other times, the person who suggests they have a “style” communicates the idea that they believe that the general principles and good practices don’t apply to them or their industry, often saying that their client or industry is so different that none of what works in sales would work for them.Not At All a StyleNot prospecting isn’t a “style” decision. Suggesting that your clients don’t want to speak to a salesperson unless and until they are interested in buying from them is to believe that those same clients already know what they don’t know and are already making the right decision in every area of their business. Waiting like a rain barrel isn’t a style.Not scheduling meetings because prospects don’t like to meet with salespeople and using email as your primary sales communication channel isn’t a “style,” it’s mostly a weak and ineffective decision. Why would someone who won’t even meet with you decide to buy from you?Not possessing enough business acumen to command a conversation with the contacts who make decisions around your category isn’t a “style.” It’s an inability to create value for your clients. Maybe it is your style to start with eight slides that pitch your company’s history, your client’s logos, and your solutions, but that style is how you prove you are selling a commodity and you believe you lack the depth to consult.Might Be a StyleIf by “style” you mean being authentic, that might be another thing. Maybe you have a great sense of humor, and your ability to bring levity to the sales conversations compels your clients to prefer to work with you.Maybe “style” means that you have deep insights and are excellent at creating a conversation around change that causes people to explore doing something different. Perhaps your style is serious in a vertical where serious works.Maybe you have fast rapport skills, and your ability to connect is what allows you to help people explore new ideas because they immediately trust you (I have a sister who has this ability and uses it to great effect, while also being directive and consultative).What is not a style is refusing to accept reality or the general principles of good salesmanship. If what you do doesn’t work, change it.last_img read more

Back on top

first_imgPBA IMAGESBouncing back from a rare loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Saturday night notched a win to reclaim top ranking—which Tim Cone won’t mind losing again.“I don’t care about being No. 1, 2, 3 or 4,” Cone said after an 89-82 victory over Rain or Shine that sewed up a twice-to-beat advantage for the Kings. “[Being No. 1] just adds extra pressure on you. We want to win as many games as we can and if we end up No. 1, that’s great.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Blackwater suits up new acquisition Allein Maliksi when it clashes with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort in the 4:30 p.m. game. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “But that’s not our goal, it’s top four,” he said after getting 28 points and 10 rebounds from import Justin Brownlee at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Kings picked up win No. 8 in 10 games. “It was just really important for us to get that eighth win.”Ginebra will play TNT KaTropa to close out its elimination round schedule, and a win in that Sept. 23 game would most likely give the Kings top ranking and the lightest first-round assignment in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCone said the team was still smarting from a loss to San Miguel Beer a few nights ago.“We need to get better to reach their level,” he said. “We’re just not there yet.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen formalized entry into the playoffs earlier by squeaking past KIA Picanto, 118-112.June Mar Fajardo scored 41 points and had 17 rebounds, playing the entire second half and towing the Beermen to their sixth win in nine outings.Fajardo scored 20 of his total in the fourth period to send KIA to its 10th straight loss.Star and TNT KaTropa tangle in a crucial match Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Hotshots debut a third import in Iceland’s Kristofer Acox.The Texters will be gunning to improve a 6-3 card and stay well within top four contention, while the Hotshots, with a 5-3 record, will be shooting for a ticket to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mondilla gets his redemption MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Shaken by Chiefs, Pirates take shot at Final 4 vs Altas

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  So, Aronian held to semis draws Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president But while the Pirates have been untouchable this season, they nearly fell on the wrong end of an upset last Friday before surviving the Arellano Chiefs, 94-92.Lyceum coach Topex Robinson hopes the narrow win will serve as a wake-up call for the Pirates to not take other teams for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was actually ready for my speech, telling the team that we’re not invincible,” said Robinson. “But the lesson there is that if we’re not gonna play our basketball, any team could beat us.”The Pirates have a wide array of weapons though as the likes of Reymar Caduyac, MJ Ayaay and JV and JC Marcelino stepped up down the stretch when CJ Perez fouled out. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the midst of a historic run, Lyceum shoots for a first Final Four appearance when it clashes with Perpetual Help on Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who have won their first 12 games of the season, can clinch the first postseason berth since joining the league in 2009 if they beat the Altas in the 2 p.m. duel.ADVERTISEMENT US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next San Sebastian hopes to stay in the thick of the fight for the last Final Four berth as it collides with St. Benilde at 4 p.m.Coming off a 76-65 loss to San Beda, the Stags face the dangerous Blazers, who turned in their best performance of the season last Thursday when they beat the Altas, 83-55.But while San Sebastian is hoping to stay in step with Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College, which won their games last Tuesday, St. Benilde, with a 3-9 record, is looking to avoid early elimination.The Altas, who have a 4-7 record, have shown flashes of competitive fire against the top teams in the league.Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican hopes MVP leader Prince Eze and veterans GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel, Keith Pido and Gab Dagangon can rise to the challenge and pin a first loss on the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more