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


Future of banking: Physical, digital, or both?

first_imgThis begs the question – as things get back to normal, will digital replace the physical branch all together? We think not, and here’s why. Recent events (global pandemic, anyone?) have been shining a spotlight on digital banking solutions in a major way. Financial institutions of all shapes and sizes have been scrambling to find new, innovative ways meet customer and member needs in the context of social distancing. continue reading » When it comes right down to it, people are, well, people. We are always going to crave that human-to-human interaction, especially now. Celent and Accenture research agrees that while consumers love digital for routine banking transactions, when it comes to key financial moments, individuals of all ages and demographics prefer in-person interactions with a brand they trust. That’s saying something. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


I-74 WB In West Harrison Closed After Semi Fire Wednesday *Update*

first_imgUpda(Image: Google Maps)Update (8:15 p.m.)Dispatchers say the semi fire that began Wednesday afternoon is still impacting westbound traffic. The semi caught fire at the Whitewater River Bridge and fuel leaked into the river.No word on when the scene will be cleared for normal travel as police may be rerouting traffic via S.R. 46, dispatchers say.First Report (3:30 p.m.)WEST HARRISON, Ind. – A tractor-trailer fire has led to a fuel spill and traffic delays in the westbound lanes of I-74 Wednesday afternoon.Dearborn County dispatchers say the incident is at mile marker 168 at the Whitewater River Bridge, just miles from the Indiana and Ohio state line.Dispatchers tell us fuel has been leaking in the river.Both westbound lanes are closed as emergency crews work to contain the scene, dispatchers added.Country 103.9 WRBI is covering the developing story and will relay any new information to you.last_img read more


Girls Tennis Regionals Scores

first_imgThe Girls Tennis Regionals at Richmond was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday (5-27).Oldenburg Academy will battle the host Lady Red Devils and Connersville will square off against Shenandoah.The Bloomington South Regionals took place as the host Panthers blanked Greensburg 5-0 and Columbus North edged Seymour 3-2.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img


Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts Derby County want Jordon Ibe Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Derby County lead Jordon Ibe chase Man City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has tested positive for coronavirus, the club have confirmed.The 29-year-old will now self-isolate for 10 days, which will see him miss at least three matches against Wolves, Bournemouth and Leicester. In a statement, Man City wrote: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for COVID-19.“Ilkay is now observing a ten-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.“Everyone at the Club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery.”Gundogan was a regular starter in Man City’s midfield last season as he made 49 appearances in all competitions.And his form in the club’s 2018/19 domestic treble-winning season was rewarded with a new long-term contract last year. Gundogan’s absence for the start of the new season could lead to more first-team opportunities for Phil Foden.The 20-year-old midfielder has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons in recent weeks as he was sent home from England duty for inviting girls back to his hotel room with Mason Greenwood in Iceland.However, Foden will look to put that behind him when City travel to Wolves, who beat them twice last season, on Monday.—Tags: BournemouthIlkay GundoganLeicesterMan Citylast_img read more


Tipp book place in Minor final.

first_imgThe Tipp management team will have concerns over captain and dual star Stephen Quirke who was stretchered off with a knee injury just 18 minutes into the game.Manager Liam Cahill says Tipp’s failure to take goal chances was a concern. He says they missed five or six goal opportunities which kept Clare in the game and made for a worrying last few minutes. They beat Clare in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium just hours after the funeral of Tipp hurling legend Jimmy Doyle had taken place in nearby Bothar na Naomh Church.A crowd almost 3,500 turned out to watch Liam Cahill’s side emerge victorious on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-11.However they were made to work hard for that 4 point winning margin with Clare fighting back strongly after Tipp had led by 10 points early in the second half.last_img read more


News Cafe opens in India

first_img6 January 2010 South African food and entertainment chain News Cafe opened its first venue in India in November, joining the ranks of other well-known local brands, such as Nando’s, Spur and Steers, which have branched out overseas. This is the first News Cafe branch to open off the African continent. MediaClubSouthAfrica Free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. The first sub-continental branch of News Cafe opened its doors in the capital city of New Delhi. Before taking the adventurous step the company conducted intensive market research to establish the pattern for overseas expansion. Research was carried out in three key areas in India – the densely populated cities of Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. But this country is not the only one in Asia to be targeted by News Cafe – the company also has China in its sights. The second News Cafe, currently in the final stages of fitting, is due to open early in 2010 in Hyderabad, known as the pharmaceutical and ICT capital of the country. The third one will open in Mumbai, the world’s second-biggest city in terms of population, in March 2010. To get the most out of its Indian market penetration, the South African franchise has partnered with Numbers Only, a multinational company with extensive hospitality experience in the US and India, and therefore sound knowledge of the industry. Numbers Only also has a separate hotel and restaurant division. News Cafe GM Alan van der Westhuizen said the company was extremely excited to be branching out into new territory. “Unlike other parts of the globe, there is much money and potential within the Indian economy,” he said. “An enormous expatriate community exists with the presence of major corporations utilising the country’s colossal workforce. As such, initial reactions to the contemporary News Cafe brand have been incredibly positive.” He added that New Cafe was hoping to give other similar international brands, such as T.G.I. Friday’s, Hard Rock Cafe and Smokehouse Grill, a run for their money. Rave reviews The 200-seater New Delhi News Cafe operates in the upmarket residential suburb of Vasant Kunj, in the DLF Promenade which is fittingly situated on Nelson Mandela Road. Reviews posted on food websites have not been sparing with praise for News Cafe. “This place rocks,” wrote one enthusiastic diner. “They have the best burgers in town, and the drinks are good … their menu is casual continental.” Customers can experience the well-established South African vibe with decor very similar to that of local News Cafes. To be more compatible with the Indian clientele, however, subtle changes have been made, such as the use of brighter, jewel-like colours in fabrics. The familiar wood counter tops have been replaced with locally quarried granite, which is also seen on the floors and walls. There are also slight changes to the menu. In South Africa News Cafes open very early, some by 07h00, but because the New Delhi one trades between 10h00 and 02h00 the breakfast menu has been reduced accordingly. In addition to the normal fare, a few local favourite dishes such as paneer kathi, kakori keema sandwich, falafel, and Thai green, green prawn and Thai red vegetable curries, are available. The staple food of rice also appears on the menu. Hindu customers have been accommodated with a variety of non-beef dishes, but beef has been left on the menu for the growing international community. All dishes are clearly marked as vegetarian or non-vegetarian, or containing beef and pork.Steady growth The first News Cafe opened in 1995 in Hatfield, Pretoria, and since then the franchise has expanded throughout South Africa and across the country’s borders. There are now 37 venues in Africa, including franchises in Nigeria and Botswana. The unique News Cafe lifestyle concept has earned it many awards in the food, beverage and service sector. Success is attributed to astute, high-profile location, versatility, innovation, trend-setting, aesthetics, positive energy and a multi-cultural clientele. The versatile food chain presents itself as a stylish coffee shop in the morning, switching to a bistro ambience at lunch time, and later in the evening, serves cocktails and light snacks. Occasionally there are music and promotional events for product suppliers. Customers can make themselves at home at all times of the day at a News Cafe, according to the holding company Fournews Developments. The company’s international expansion strategy includes not only Asia, but also the Middle East, Europe and North Africa.First published on 3 December 2009 by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more


Nexus One, Week 1: Outsold by iPhone 3Gs 80-to-1

first_imgFlurry details the methods used to arrive at these numbers in its blog post and is certain to call the data an estimate. But if they are even close to correct, the Droid, myTouch 3G and iPhone 3GS outsold the Nexus One by a factor, respectively, of 12, three and 80.Whether it was Google’s lack of marketing, the fact that the phone was only available for purchase online, or its $500-plus sticker price without a service contract, Flurry identifies a number of reasons for the slow start. The company also points to the post-holiday release date and the fact that Google did little compared to Verizon’s $100 million marketing of the Droid.We see a few other points that could have contributed to the slow start. For those using AT&T, the Nexus One works in slower EDGE mode, not 3G. And for the contract weary, news about Google charging additional early termination fees certainly holds some scare factor. We’ll have to keep an eye on these numbers as time goes on, but we’re curious – what, if anything, has kept you from taking the leap? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement mike melanson Related Posts Just one week after Google launched the Nexus One, its entry into the smartphone field, the numbers are in and it doesn’t look to be keeping up with the competition. We reviewed the iPhone-competitor the other day and see it as a formidable challenger, but sales numbers from its first week fall drastically short of those same numbers for other smartphones during their first week, according to statistics from mobile analytics firm Flurry.While Flurry’s own analysis of the numbers makes sure to point out that the statistics may not provide an “apples to apples” comparison, the Nexus One’s first week sales were a fraction of its top three competitors. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#news#web last_img read more


Walmart, PV Batteries, and a Minnesota Efficiency Program

first_imgGerman battery firm challenges TeslaUPDATED on Dec. 4, 2015A German battery company is giving Tesla a run for its money in providing solar systems combining photovoltaic panels and battery storage for European customers.According to a report posted at Greentech Media, Sonnenbatterie has announced that it will sell residential systems incorporating a 2 kilowatt-hour battery, a PV array, an inverter, and a control system for the equivalent of $10,645 (9,999 Euros), including a hefty 19% VAT. Installation, estimated at $745, is extra.Tesla’s Powerwall battery will be getting some competition from a German battery maker in Europe and possibly the U.S.For customers who already own PV panels, the battery and control software will be available for prices starting at $3,830.Sonnenbatterie made the announcement at a press conference in Berlin on November 25.Tesla’s 7 kWh Powerwall battery is available in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for the equivalent of $3,848 wholesale, but $6,385 for consumers, according to Greentech Media. If you want the whole system, which includes a Tesla battery and a 4 kW PV array, the Tesla price is reported to be $19,075.Sonnenbatterie said its battery will get 10,000 charging cycles, double that of the 7 kWh Powerwall.Tesla announced earlier this year it would begin selling two versions of its lithium-ion batteries, one rated at 7 kWh for $3,000 and a 10 kWh model for $3,500. At the time, Sungevity, an Oakland, California, company, said it would begin offering the Sonnebatterie system in the U.S. Details were not announced then, and no one was available at Sungevity to answer questions about the availability of Sonnenbatterie systems in the U.S.Sonnenbatterie now has U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles and an R&D facility in Georgia. The company’s U.S. senior technical director, Greg Smith, said by telephone the first U.S.-produced Sonnenbatterie will be shipped the week of Dec. 7. The lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, which the company calls Eco, are built with 2 kWh modules, ranging from the Eco 4 (4 kWh) to the Eco 16 (16 kWh). The Eco 4 retails for $9,995. The Eco 16 costs $24,000.The announcement in Berlin was part of a broader plan to create a virtual network of solar-plus-storage systems that would allow homes and businesses to share energy, PV Magazine said.Under this arrangement, called “Sonnencommunity,” excess electricity generated at a home or business would be split among other members on the system. If not needed by any other users, the power would be traded on the wholesale market, the magazine said. Minnesota efficiency program gets a high returnAn energy efficiency program in Minnesota is paying handsome dividends: at least $4 for every buck that’s spent.A report from the state’s Commerce Department relied on findings by Cadmus, an energy consulting firm. Cadmus conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis as well as a separate economic impact assessment, UtilityDive reported. Combining these numbers, Cadmus said that every dollar invested in the state’s Conservation Improvement Program yielded energy savings, environmental benefits, and new economic activity totaling $4 to $4.30.Under the CIP program, utilities offer residential customers energy audits and incentives for making energy-efficiency improvements. Business customers get rebates for high-efficiency boilers, chillers, lighting, and motors, the report said.“The Conservation Improvement Program plays a vital role in helping Minnesota achieve our goals to address climate change and reduce our dependence on power that comes from burning fossil fuels,” Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said in a prepared statement. “The cheapest and cleanest form of energy is the energy that we never use in the first place.” Walmart Tops Business PV ListAmerica’s biggest retailer is also the biggest business installer of photovoltaic (PV) panels.In its Solar Means Business report, the Solar Energy Industries Association says that the Bentonville, Arkansas, retailer now has 348 PV installations with a total capacity of 142 megawatts.Next in line were industrial real estate developer Prologis, with 97.5 MW of capacity, Target (71.9 MW), Apple (60.7 MW), Costco (50.7 MW), Kohl’s (50.2), and Ikea (41.4 MW). Other companies on the list represented a variety of industries, including auto manufacturers, a drug store chain, telecom companies, and an office supply chain.In all, the companies sampled in the report installed 1,686 PV systems with a combined capacity of 907 MW, generating enough electricity for 158,000 homes. That’s a 59% increase over findings of last year’s report, the association said.last_img read more


Streaking Petron, F2 Logisitcs renew rivalry

first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC League heavyweights Foton, F2 Logistics and Petron see action Saturday in the Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers and Blaze Spikers renew their rivalry in the 6 p.m. match—with last season’s finalists also parading the same imports they had during their Finals showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving However, F2 Logistics won’t be having key players Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron and Kim Kiana Dy, who are playing for La Salle in the ongoing UAAP.The Tornadoes (1-1), who are also bucking the absence of UAAP star Jaja Santiago, test the mettle of the Cocolife Asset Managers (2-2) at 4 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCocolife has won its last two games. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more