Bill to prevent name-changing in Indiana hits snag

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Network Indiana – March 12, 2021 0 212 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ (“Indiana State Capitol Building” by Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0) A bill to make it harder to change a city’s name might make it easier in some cases.Republican Senator Jack Sandlin says Indianapolis businesses asked for the bill to head off any idea of changing Indy’s name. He says there’s no movement he’s aware of to do that, but says efforts elsewhere to strip the names of former Confederates and other names now considered offensive or inappropriate have put the issue on the radar. He says there’s both a monetary cost to reprinting piles of business stationery and an intangible cost to rebuilding the identity a city has worked to establish.The Senate has already passed Sandlin’s bill blocking any name change for Indy or other cities mentioned by name in state law. But a House committee has put off a vote while the legislature’s research arm reviews how different cities would be affected. Indianapolis and four other cities are named in the Constitution, and there’s an argument may already be immune to a name change without a constitutional amendment.Analysts are also studying just how many references there are in the rest of Indiana law to an estimated 140 cities.Current law says a petition signed by 500 city voters puts a name change before the city council. The bill would put the decision to a referendum instead and would make the signature requirement the same as third parties face to get on an election ballot: two-percent of the vote for secretary of state. But for cities up to the size of Muncie, that would likely reduce the number of signatures needed, not raise it.Indianapolis Representative Justin Moed (D) questions the need for the bill. He says it seeks to ban name changes no one has proposed, while not addressing name changes that are taking place, to streets, parks, and buildings. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest Bill to prevent name-changing in Indiana hits snag Previous articleWhitmer notes “double standard” about allegations for politiciansNext articlePoll asks which high schools in Indiana have the best gym Network Indianalast_img read more


Santana And The Isley Brothers Show The Power Of Peace With New Collaborative Album

first_imgThe Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana effortlessly merge their sounds on their collaborative new album, Power Of Peace. This combination of a legendary vocal-based group and one of history’s most fiery guitar players is straight off any audiophile’s wishlist. While projects combining such long-standing musical forces sometimes fail due to issues with vision and ego, that is surely not the case here. It’s possible that Santana’s prior successes on the charts with a variety of diverse artists have helped hone him into a fearless wandering gun. However, Power Of Peace truly seems as though it’s the result of two musical families coming together.Celebrate Carlos Santana’s 70th Birthday With His Phil Lesh & Friends At LOCKN’ [Pro-Shot]Founding member Ronald and younger brother Ernie Isley have been making music together for decades, and their bond is bordering telepathic. While Carlos Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman, haven’t been together nearly as long, the two certainly seem to operate on the same wavelength. While the Isley Brothers helped fuse rock, soul, and funk into a chart-topping sound, Carlos Santana was wowing future collaborator Ernie Isley at Woodstock.Nigel Hall Releases Catchy Isley Brothers Cover With QuestloveAny worries about the Power Of Peace conceptually are alleviated on the pace-setting opening track, “Are You Ready.” Blackman sets an aggressive tone for Ron Isley‘s impassioned rendition of the question at hand. The mix of guitars is quite obviously strong in Santana’s direction, though Ernie does sneak some licks in while holding down tight rhythm work. Check out that track and the rest of the album in the video link below, then check out our continued thoughts on the project below.As always, any note played by Santana demands attention, but his style is clean enough to allow Ron Isley plenty of room. The covers from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Chambers Brothers and other all-star creators give the core band and their cast of collaborators plenty of opportunities to do what they do best. The familiarity of the material on the album also sets the table for a follow-up collaboration with new original material—Santana has been open about the fact he’s been composing.Closing Power Of Peace with a lengthy rendition of Billie Holiday‘s “God Bless The Child” allows each creative voice a chance to shine one last time. Like previous tracks, the tempo build and the crescendo are straight out of both artists’ playbooks and strike a chord deep in the psyches of longtime fans and fresh ears alike. The harmony of these artists comes as much from their shared attitudes on life as their musical passions. Their like-minded views on the power of love and transcending to higher states meld so easily that it would be a crime if this is last we hear from these legends.last_img read more


Facility Solutions: Brand mapping and mining

first_imgPsychographic and demographic data inform many of today’s best location-related decisions.by: Paul Seibert, CMCTen years ago, most branch location analysis was based on finding markets with the highest potential for selling products and services.This branch location analysis was “commodity-based,” and effective in recognizing markets with potential for car loans, mortgages, wealth management and business services. This approach was built on the idea that the credit union would have the best rates in the branch market area.Today credit unions are asking themselves if the commodity- and rate-based approach alone is the best choice for developing the most productive relationships with members. Can something be done to help members in target households and small business members better bond with the credit union’s brand? If the credit union could get more brand bonding, would higher member engagement and greater share of wallet follow?As a result of this thinking, we are seeing market analysis methods evolving. Credit unions now are using modest to robust databases to make million dollar decisions that impact branch locations, composition, product and service offerings, staffing, investments and delivery channel priorities. The cost of mistakes can be very high which demands a heightened level if analysis. Making the right strategic choices can be a game changer. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Miranda Devine: Sacked for being a Christian

first_imgDaily Telegraph 14 April 2o19Family First comment: An excellent summation of the situation. Miranda Devine is our special guest at this year’s Forum on the Family. More details to come…last_img


Angels comeback comes up short in loss to Seattle Mariners

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Six Angels relievers — including one they certainly hoped not to have to use — combined to hold the Mariners to one run over the final 8-2/3 innings, after Peña recorded just one out.“I don’t know how the bullpen got us to the ninth, to be honest with you,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “These guys were stretched thin. They did a great job. If we had not gotten back into it, there’s no doubt we would have had to go to Plan B to save some guys.”Plan B was catcher Francisco Arcia pitching, which would have made him the first Angels position player to pitch in 25 years.Instead, the Angels relievers and hitters made it a game.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Down 8-0 in the fifth, the Angels got on the board on a Justin Upton two-run homer. The Angels, who have the worst average in the majors against lefties, got nothing else in six innings against lefty Marco Gonzales. In the seventh, though, Gonzales was gone. Upton and Albert Pujols drove in runs and then Simmons was robbed by left fielder Denard Span of a three-run homer. Instead, it went for a sacrifice fly, pulling the Angels within 8-5.But the Angels could not finish the job. They came up empty in the eighth against Alex Colome and the ninth against Edwin Diaz.“Even though it’s a loss, it’s a good feeling knowing no matter what the score, we can catch up,” Simmons said.Simmons said the mood in the dugout was still upbeat, even after Peña gave up seven runs in a nightmare first inning.“It was night and day from what we had seen in his last start,” Scioscia said of Peña, who gave up two runs in six innings in his last outing. “Usually he’s around the zone, has good life, uses all his pitches. He never got comfortable. He missed his spots. Those guys had good looks at him, obviously.”Peña allowed hits to the first four hitters and then a walk. After a strikeout, he issued a walk and then gave up two more hits, accounting for seven runs.Peña, who had a 2.73 ERA in his first six big league starts, sounded undeterred after the game. He said he didn’t even review the outing on video to diagnose what went wrong.“I felt normal, like any other day,” he said through an interpreter. “It was just one of those days that things didn’t go your way.”The last time an Angels starter allowed seven or more runs while getting one out or fewer was Joel Piñeiro in 2011.Peña’s poor performance left the Angels to maneuver 26 outs with a shorthanded bullpen. Of the seven relievers on the roster, two of them were most likely to be used only in an emergency.Related Articlescenter_img Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, right, scores without a throw to Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, left, on a single by Justin Upton, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, catcher Jose Briceno, right, and first baseman Jefry Marte, center, have a discussion with starting pitcher Felix Pena during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pena did not last the first inning after facing nine batters. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson works against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales delivers to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. 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(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Seattle Mariners left fielder Denard Span leaps at the fence to catch Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons RBI sacrifice fly ball, to score Justin Upton, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, right, scores without a throw to Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, left, on a single by Justin Upton, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, catcher Jose Briceno, right, and first baseman Jefry Marte, center, have a discussion with starting pitcher Felix Pena during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pena did not last the first inning after facing nine batters. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, catcher Jose Briceno, right, and first baseman Jefry Marte, center, have a discussion with starting pitcher Felix Pena during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 29, 2018. Pena did not last the first inning after facing nine batters. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandANAHEIM — Felix Peña left the Angels in a hole that would require an entire team effort to try to escape.They almost made it.Peña gave up seven runs before the Angels even came to bat on Sunday afternoon. They  trailed by eight before eventually losing 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners, snapping their four-game winning streak.“We didn’t get the win, but it’s a positive note that down a lot of runs early, we managed to make it a game still,” said Andrelton Simmons, who was robbed of a three-run homer that would have pulled the Angels within one. “We were a couple inches away from a different result.” Noé Ramírez threw 28 pitches in two innings on Saturday and Hansel Robles had pitched the previous two days. That left Jim Johnson, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson, José Álvarez and Blake Parker to figure out a way to get through the rest of the afternoon.Johnson got seven outs while allowing one run. Bedrosian got four outs, Álvarez got three and Parker got four, leaving just Anderson with eight outs to go. He got five, before the Angels were left with no choice but to use Robles.The Angels rarely use a reliever three days in a row. The last one who did it was Keynan Middleton in April. Middleton soon thereafter wound up on the disabled list with an injury that required Tommy John surgery.“Everyone contributed, everyone did a great job of keeping us in it,” Parker said. “I think our offense did a great job of coming back and scoring some runs. That helps you get into the game a little bit… Just fell a little bit short.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more