Hayatullah Khan’s children appeal to his abductors to “return our father”

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further News December 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hayatullah Khan’s children appeal to his abductors to “return our father” PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Two weeks after the abduction of journalist Hayatullah Khan in Pakistan’s northeastern Tribal Areas, his two young sons and daughter have appealed to his kidnappers to free him. In demonstrations by Khan’s family and the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) on 17 December in Mir Ali (in North Waziristan) and today in the city of Peshawar, the authorities were urged to make an effort to save Khan’s life. Reporters Without Borders supported their call. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Two weeks after the abduction of journalist Hayatullah Khan in Pakistan’s northeastern Tribal Areas, his two young sons and daughter have appealed to his kidnappers to free him. In demonstrations by Khan’s family and the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) on 17 December in Mir Ali (in North Waziristan) and today in the city of Peshawar, the authorities were urged to make an effort to save Khan’s life. Reporters Without Borders supported their call.“The kidnappers must heed the appeal of these children who have been without a father since he was taken on 5 December,” the press freedom organisation said. “The federal government must adopt energetic measures to bring this disturbing and mysterious abduction to an end.” Khan’s eight-year-old daughter, Naila Hayat, and her brothers, Hamran, 5, and Fareshta, 6, were at the head of a demonstration by family members and Khan’s colleagues. The children carried a placard with the words: “Give us our father back.”A demonstration by journalists led by TUJ president Sailab Mehsud called on the government to step up its efforts to find Khan alive. “Journalists are the victims of a catastrophic security situation in the Tribal Areas,” he said.The TUJ and the Khyber Union of Journalists (based in the Peshawar region) have joined forces to wage a campaign for Khan’s release and are planning to go to Islamabad. “We will continue to demonstrate until he is free,’ the organisations said.Khan is the North Waziristan correspondent for two dailies, Ausaf and Nation, and a photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). There are conflicting claims about the identity and motives of his kidnappers. His family suspect the authorities were behind his abduction. One of his brother told Reporters Without Borders that Khan told him the day before his abduction: “If anything happens to me, the government must held responsible.”A Peshawar province official told a delegation of journalists on 14 December that arrests had been made in the case and that Khan’s release was just a matter of days.Four days before his abduction, Khan investigated the death in North Waziristan of Hamza Rabia, a leading Arab member of Al Qaeda, taking photos which cast doubt on the official account of Rabia’s death and which indicated that he was in fact been killed by a US-made missile.last_img read more

The government plans to track down unauthorised Internet-users

first_img May 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has protested vigorously against a plan by the Cuban authorities to crack down on unauthorised Internet-users by placing a total ban on use of the regular telephone network to get online. They have called on Etecsa, Cuba’s sole telecoms operator “to deploy every technical means to detect and block Internet access” to unauthorised users. Since Internet use in Cuba is banned for the majority of the population, Cubans are forced to use illegal connections. October 12, 2018 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has protested vigorously against a plan by the Cuban authorities to crack down on unauthorised Internet-users by placing a total ban on use of the regular telephone network to get online. They have called on Etecsa, Cuba’s sole telecoms operator “to deploy every technical means to detect and block Internet access” to unauthorised users. Since Internet use in Cuba is banned for the majority of the population, Cubans are forced to use illegal connections.”We are extremely worried by this new decree which is aimed at tracking down ‘informaticos’, Cubans who managed to get Internet access despite an official ban,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of the international press freedom organisation. “The Internet is one of the few means of getting around the ever present censorship of news and information in this country,”he said.”Since they are unable to monitor the Internet as easily as the newspapers, the government has simply chosen to ban access to the Internet for almost the entire population. Very few countries go as far as this to control the Net,” he added.From 24 January, it will officially forbidden to use the regular telephone network, billed in pesos, to connect to the Internet, except for those specifically allowed to do so by “the person in charge of a body or of a central administration organisation”. The change will not affect foreign companies and organisations that use another network, billed in dollars, for Net access.The decree in fact changes nothing for most ordinary Cubans in that a ban on Internet access is already in place for most of them. The chief objective is to remind them that only people with specific permission can use this media. Many “informaticos” used personal computers, bought on the black market, to connect to the Internet, by pirating normal telephone lines. Under the new law the authorities will track these people down with the help of the sole public provider Etecsa.Cubans can still use cybercafés to get online, but at two euros for quarter of an hour, it is beyond the financial means of almost everyone. RSF_en News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go further News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet January 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The government plans to track down unauthorised Internet-users Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

A Crepe For All Kinds

first_imgThe most popular savory crepe among the diners is the Pesto Chicken Heaven, made with grilled chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, oven roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and fresh spinach with pesto sauce. “The pesto is so popular. I feel like I can just run a business on just having the pesto crepes sometimes!” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. If you’ve ever had good, freshly made crepe, you’ll agree: it’s hard to say no. Whether you like yours savory or sweet, the light pancake makes a perfect canvas for homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe What makes the Crepe Studio crepes so special? Guloyan muses, “We really care about the quality of the food. We make our dressing here from a family recipe. The crepe itself, the batter, it’s my grandma’s recipe. She’s originally from Estonia.” Crepe Studio can also make gluten-free crepes for your guests. “That has been a huge request. We also have wheat instead of regular white batter. On top of that, we’re also looking into vegan crepes.” And while their platters are great for office parties, for a truly impressive treat for your guests consider their crepe station service. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it At first glance, crepes and Indian weddings seem an odd couple, but when you imagine a lavish room filled with desserts, it’s easy to see crepes taking center stage. Community News Guloyan shares that they’ve done a couple of events and parties where their presence made a huge impact on the festivities. One of her most unforgettable catering events? “I’ve done a few Indian weddings and those are so much fun. They wanted desserts because they had their Indian cuisine for dinner. The people loved having us there. The guests all enjoyed it.” Crepe Studio is located at 99 E. Union St., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 844-8810 or visit www.crepestudio.com. The bestselling sweet crepe, on the other hand, is the Classic Ala Mode, which has Nutella, strawberries, bananas, and vanilla ice cream. Community News “The fun thing about our catering is that it’s very custom. You can choose 8, 12, 15-person platter set-ups. Then we have different types of food if you want. You can do all crepes. You can do half crepes, half paninis. We have 8 to 12 serving salads. Everything on our menu is available for catering,” says Guloyan. More Cool Stuff And while people can always enjoy crepes at the restaurant itself, crepes are also an impressive dish to share with guests at parties and events. Crepe Studio offers platter catering (while they offer pre-set platters, the team is extremely accommodating with custom assortments) as well as on-site catering where team members actually create crepes fresh for your guests using a portable crepe-making station.center_img Want crepes at your next party? Orders have to be received at least two days in advance; just about everything else is flexible. Call for more information. Guloyan’s favorite crepe selections? “For the savory category, I would say my favorite is the Southwestern Chicken. It has spicy chipotle and it’s really, really yummy. For the desserts, my favorite is the new Nutella Peanut Butter. I’m a huge fan of peanut butter.” Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Crepe For All Kinds From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 4:30 pm Top of the News You can find a variety of delightful and delicious crepes at the Crepe Studio in Old Town Pasadena. Owned by Sona Guloyan, this shop has been open for over four years, with their fifth anniversary coming up in October. “I just did a party where there were a few guests that were gluten-free. We made a gluten-free batch and then everybody was really happy. They actually got to enjoy all the food with their friends and family instead of just sitting there watching.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * While its crown jewel remains to be the assortment of savory and sweet crepes, Crepe Studio also offers salads, paninis, sandwiches, and croissants. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Crepe Studio also stays true to itself—it doesn’t assert that they’re serving classic French crepes. “We are not French, and I don’t like to lie to my customers. So ours is more of an American flavor,” says Guloyan. Herbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

CBI Questions Mumbai Police FIR Against Sushant’s Sisters; Calls It ‘Bad In Law, Speculative’

first_imgTop StoriesCBI Questions Mumbai Police FIR Against Sushant’s Sisters; Calls It ‘Bad In Law, Speculative’ Nitish Kashyap28 Oct 2020 6:15 AMShare This – xIn the case filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for quashing of FIR registered in relation to complaint against them by Rhea Chakraborty, Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a reply before the Bombay High Court and submitted that the FIR filed against the sisters is bad in law and can be quashed.The Central Agency has argued that since the Supreme Court specifically observed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn the case filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters for quashing of FIR registered in relation to complaint against them by Rhea Chakraborty, Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a reply before the Bombay High Court and submitted that the FIR filed against the sisters is bad in law and can be quashed.The Central Agency has argued that since the Supreme Court specifically observed while transferring investigation in Sushant’s case to CBI that apart from the FIR registered by Bihar police, the agency will investigate any future case that relates to the death of the actor, Bandra police should have forwarded the complaint to them.While Rhea Chakraborty filed her reply seeking dismissal of the petition filed by the sisters for quashing, CBI filed its reply questioning the Mumbai Police’s motive in registering another FIR in relation to the case. Referring to the Supreme Court’s order allowing transfer of investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to CBI, the reply states-“It is settled law that two FIRs cannot be registered on the same cause of action. It is a fact that CBI is already investigating the causes relating to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on the basis of a complaint filed by KK Singh, father of the deceased. The CBI is meticulously investigating all the aspects related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. In view of the present situation and order dated 19.08.2020 passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, it was expected from the Mumbai Police to forward the complaint received from Ms. Rhea Chakraborty (Respondent No. 2), to the CBI for necessary action, instead of registering an FIR itself.”The central agency further contended that the FIR registered against Sushant’s sisters are bad in law, allegations are mostly presumptive and speculative in nature and can be quashed-“It is submitted that the present FIR has been registered by Mumbai Police in complete disregard to the provisions of section 154 Cr.P.C. Both the Respondent No. 1& Respondent No. 2 were consciously aware that an FIR has been registered by Patna Police to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of Late Sushant Singh Rajput which was transferred to CBI for investigation. The investigation by CBI has also been approved by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide judgement dated 19.08.2020. Therefore, registration of another FIR on the same facts and cause of action was neither warranted nor allowed under law. Thus the FIR No. 576 of 2020 is vitiated and bad in law. It is further submitted that in light of the case laws cited by the petitioner in this Para, Mumbai Police was required to follow the procedure laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Jacob Matthew Vs, State of Punjab & Anr. 2005 (6) SCC 1.That in reply to averments made in ground ‘F’ of the petition, it is submitted that it is correct that if the allegations mentioned in the FIR, prima facie, do not constitute any offence or make out a case against the accused, the FIR can be quashed by Constitutional Courts. Pertinently, the allegations levelled in the instant FIR are mostly presumptive and speculative in nature.” In the FIR registered by Bandra Police, it is alleged that Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh “hatched a conspiracy and obtained false prescription on the letterhead of a government hospital for a banned medicine and administered the same without supervising doses and quantity which may result in a chronic anxiety attack and which resulted in the commission of suicide.”Thus, Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh were booked under Sections 420, 464, 465, 466, 468, 474, 306 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.The CBI’s reply also states that there is apparent deviation in the statements made by Rhea Chakraborty which were widely circulated on electronic and print media and the averments mentioned in the complaint submitted by her before Bandra police. The very genesis of the FIR registered at Bandra police station is flawed, the CBI has said.Finally, CBI contends-“It is submitted that the CBI is conducting investigation meticulously and professionally without being hindered by any external factor and would thoroughly look into each and every aspect relating to the death of Late Sushant Singh Rajput in a fair and impartial manner. It is also submitted that if the Respondent No. 1 or Respondent No. 2 had to provide any information regarding the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the same should have been directly shared with the CBI for necessary action at its end and the registration of the FIR by Bandra Police Station on the said information was not required, however, they chose to register a separate FIR, in the matter.” Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Seniors ‘walk off fat fast’ at Colley Complex

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Students head back to school after winter break After two weeks off to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s, local students are returning to schools around the county. Students… read more Janice Tyler and Gwen Mosley backed her up.“Really,” they said. “We are walking off fat.”The ladies are members of the “walking exercise” class at the Colley Senior Complex and they all agreed walking is good exercise. Email the author The laughter bubbling down the hallway at the Colley Senior Complex belied the notion that exercise was going on behind closed doors.Inside the “exercise” room four ladies were cooling down after a workout.“We’ve been walking off fat,” Ramona McClure said as if she meant what she was saying. “Really.” By Jaine Treadwell Skip Seniors ‘walk off fat fast’ at Colley Complex By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day They walk in concert with a video titled “Walking Off Fat Fast.” But, it’s not a stroll in the park kind of walking.“Oh, it starts off slow but it doesn’t stay that way; it really speeds up,” Mosley said. “If the walking speeds up so much you can’t keep up, you can slow back down. It’s exercise and it’s fun.”And, the walking routine is almost dance-like, said Janice Tyler, who, at 119 pounds, is walking for the health of it.”McClure said walking is healthy and it’s a good way to lose weight and tone up at the same time. She has “walked off” 50 pounds. “I’ve been walking here at the senior center three days a week, Monday, Thursday and Friday and I’ve also been watching what I eat,” she said. “I’m eating more greens – turnips, collards and kale, and I mix in a little mustard.”But McClure is not cooking the greens with ham hock or other “good” seasoning meat. She adds a little garlic and olive oil for a healthy seasoning.On the wall of the exercise room, there is guide to the 0-1-2-5 of healthier living.“Zero is limiting sweet drinks to nearly zero,” Mosley said. “One is to be active for at least one hour a day.”Tyler said the number two is a reminder to spend two hours or less in front of the screen.“Five is to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.”Margaret Langford, the fourth member of those who stay after class, agreed, with the others that the two-hour screen limit is the hardest rule to follow. “Then the five fruits and vegetables.”The ladies had a few suggestions of their own. Staying hydrated during the night with a glass of water nearby is a healthy way to spend the night. They offered the suggestion that sipping two tablespoons of Bragg vinegar “with mother” daily will keep one’s metabolism regulated.“But walking is a fun way to take off fat and keep it off and have fun at the same time,” they agreed.The Walking Off Fat Fast exercise class at the Colley Senior Complex is open and newmembers may join at any time and start walking to better health.Senior adults are encouraged to start the New Year by joining one or several of the many programs designed with seniors in mind at the Colley Senior Complex on Elm Street in Troy. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Friday, January 4, 2019 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Dixie State Football Visits “The Other Las Vegas” Saturday

first_img Tags: Bentley/California (Pa.)/Catawba/Clarion/Conner Miller/Darrius Nash/Dixie State Football/Florida Tech/Fort Lewis/Kody Wilstead/New Mexico Highlands/RMAC/Simote Lokotui/Southeastern Oklahoma/Wayne State/Winston-Salem/Xavier Smith Written by September 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Visits “The Other Las Vegas” Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS, N.M.-Saturday, 1-1 Dixie State football seeks to win its second consecutive road game as they visit the 0-2 New Mexico Highlanders at Las Vegas, N.M. as their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference season continues.The Trailblazers are coming off a 23-14 win at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo. September 14 and overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit.The Cowboys fell 7-0 to Fort Lewis in a game that was declared over in the 2nd Quarter because of lightning and 41-27 to Adams State at Alamosa, Colo. September 14.Dixie State is tied for 133rd (with Bentley and Catawba) in scoring offense in NCAA Division II with 15 points per game. They are tied for 77th nationally (with Southeastern Oklahoma, Wayne State and Florida Tech) in scoring defense with 25 points per game.The Trailblazers may have found their quarterback in redshirt sophomore Kody Wilstead as he has completed 52 percent of his passes for 366 yards, three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.Wilstead is currently the Trailblazers’ leading rusher as well as he has 62 yards on 15 carries for a paltry 2.4 yards per carry average.Senior tailback Conner Miller is Dixie State’s current leading receiver as he has 5 grabs for 117 yards (23.4 yards per catch) and a score. Senior receiver Xavier Smith has 3 receptions for 88 yards (29.3 yards per reception) and a touchdown as well.Redshirt sophomore defensive back Darrius Nash has a team-best 12 tackles and the Trailblazers’ only interception on the season. Sophomore defensive back Simote Lokotui has a team-best 2.5 sacks as well to pace the Dixie State defense.The Cowboys’ scoring offense ranks 140th in the nation (13.5 points a game) while their scoring defense is tied for 72nd (with Winston-Salem, California [Pa.] and Clarion [24 points per game] nationally.New Mexico Highlands is led by senior quarterback Gunner Mefferd who has thrown for 190 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He has only completed 12 of 35 passes (34.2 percent) however.Junior tailback Kamari Mosby has 21 carries for 93 yards and a score (4.4 yards per carry) for the Cowboys.Junior receiver Donovan Hawkins has 3 receptions for 56 yards (18.7 yards per reception) to lead all New Mexico Highlands receivers this season.Junior defensive back Malik Brown has an interception and 12 tackles to lead the Cowboys in each category defensively. Brad Jameslast_img read more


first_imgYouth First, Inc. is pleased to announce that Angela Brawdy has been named Board Chair effective July 1, 2017. Angela is Director of Compensation and Benefits at Shoe Carnival. She has been a Youth First Board member since 2012.The following individuals have also been named to the Youth First Board of Directors:Danielle Falconer, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications – Field & Main BankDennis Lamey, Retired Business Executive, Banking IndustryStacey Lloyd, Human Resources Manager, Shoe CarnivalAnn Muehlbauer, Tax Director, Berry GlobalKyle Wininger, Vice President, Harding Shymanski & CompanyThey join 27 other Board members who are responsible for setting the organization’s direction, developing resources and providing the oversight necessary to ensure Youth First meets its mission.Youth First protects and heals the hearts of children and strengthens families, resulting in more positive, productive citizens and a stronger, healthier community. The agency is best known for embedding highly trained Youth First Social Workers who act as specialized mentors in area schools, assisting students, parents and educators. It also provides Strengthening Families and other proven programs in life skills training and substance abuse prevention.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Newest IURC Commissioners Face Rate Hike Proposal

first_imgNewest IURC Commissioners Face Rate Hike ProposalMarch 23, 2018 By Quinn FitzgeraldTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS ­– The newest members of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission face a decision that could lead to a hike in the electric bills of some Hoosier consumers.The Indianapolis Power & Light Company wants to increase customers’ electric bill rates to cover the cost of replacing older coal plants. If the IURC approves the request, the typical Hoosier customer could see their bill increase by about $14 per month by the end of 2018, according to a release by IPL.Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday announced the appointment of Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, as a commissioner on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, a vacancy created by the retirement of Jim Atterholt.Jim Huston, a commissioner on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, attend a media availability at Gov. Eric Holcomb’s residence. Photo by Quinn Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.comHolcomb also announced that Jim Huston will serve as chairman of the IURC. Huston has served as the interim chairman since Atterholt retired in early January. IURC will soon begin accepting applications to fill another commission vacancy as Commissioner Angela Weber’s term expires April 1.“Any change in the make-up of the commission, especially with the injection of some new faces and some youth, hopefully, that will turn things for the better,” Kerwin Olson, executive director of Citizens Action Coalition, said. “The commission has not been friendly to consumers lately so a shake-up will hopefully lead to better outcomes for the public.”CAC is an organization that advocates for Hoosiers in utility-related issues, including intervening in rate cases before the IURC. Olson said there has been an imbalance in interests of the public and utility companies, giving utility companies more support than the public. He said he opposes IPL’s request because it is financially healthy while IPL customers are struggling to pay their electric bills, among other financial concerns.“It’s customers that need a break. The company is doing fine,” Olson said.During his nearly six-year legislative service, Ober chaired the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. Ober said being chairman of the committee will help him transition into his role as a commissioner.“My experience as chairman of the committee has been much like a consensus builder,” Ober said. “My job has been mostly to bring the parties together and meet with them to talk about what their goals are, what their needs are, and where the policy needs to land to be a good compromise for all those who are involved. That’s very similar to what the commission does.”The IURC consists of five commissioners and a staff of about 75 accountants, economists, engineers, attorneys and other professionals. Both Olson and Ober said while there is a learning curve, the staff will help Ober and other new commissioners as they move into their roles.“I’d like to think I’m prepared for whatever’s thrown at me when I get to the commission,” Ober said.While he is excited to be joining IURC, he said he is going to the miss his time at Statehouse mostly because of the friends and colleagues he’s made.“It’s a little bittersweet to move on to this new role,” Ober said. “I think the person who walked through those doors in 2012 and the person who leaves them in 2018 are two very different people.”Monday, Holcomb called for a special legislative session, expected in May, but because Ober will resign as a representative April 1 and begin his role as commissioner April 2, he will not be joining his fellow lawmakers.“I’ll be moving to Indianapolis and working in Indianapolis so when folks come in for the special I hope to see them socially, not professionally,” Ober said.FOOTNOTE: Quinn Fitzgerald is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgTICKETS FOR DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM ON SALE NOVEMBER 15 IN EVANSVILLE with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen. Watch as Cinderella’s dreams come true with a little help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother. Boogie to the Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in a FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition that soars to new heights! Travel to the enchanted forest magical, musical journey. Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney On Ice Disney Princesses. Laugh along with Disney’s hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Evansville, IN—November 7, 2016— Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream is bringing Disney’s princess stories and most beloved fairytales to the ice in a sensational live production coming to your hometown! This ice spectacular featuring scenes from Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and The Princess and the Frog, visits Evansville from February 16-19, 2017 for seven performances at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 15, 2016. presents Dare to Dream skates into to your hometown. Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream are affordably priced starting at $12 for Opening Night and starting at $15 for all other performances. Tickets are available through www.disneyonice.com, by phone at Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000, or in person at the Ford Center box office. Seven great performances to choose from: Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m., Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 18 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-more- Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #DaretoDream YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce Instagram: @DisneyOnIceMembers of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/PressRoom for moreinformation. High-res images (like the ones below with Rapunzel and Flynn aerial act and Cinderella and Prince Charming) can be found at www.FeldEntertainment.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).last_img read more

St. Mary’s Pee Wee results week 9

first_imgGirlsThe Lakers defeated the Hoyas, 18-15. Kennedi Cotter scored 14 points, Alexis Kramrowski and Lucia Rama each 2 points for the Lakers. Kylie Skowronski scored 7 points, Grace Mulcahy 4 points, Katie Mulcahy and Kylie Galano each 2 points for the Hoyas. The Rams defeated the Blue Devils, 21-6. Charlize Olmo and Kayla Santopietro each scored 8 points, Payton Maguire 4 points and Samara Porch 1 point for the Rams. Julia Hester scored 4 points and Shelia O’Neill 2 points for the Blue Devils.Boys PlayoffsThe Pirates defeated the Hornets, 29-18. Anthony Novello had 12 points, TJ Santos 10 points, Brandon Drago 6 points and Sean Gasiorowski 1 point for the Pirates. Chance Fischer had all 18 points for the Hornets.The Hoyas defeated the Knicks, 17-16. Jack Kelly had 8 points, Braxton Mulcahy 6 points and Luke Wilkens 3 points for the Hoyas. Brooklyn Kalafut had 8 points, Brayden O’Connor 5 points and Dennis Sanchez 3 points for the Knicks.last_img read more