first_img Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNews Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – Marshall County10 a.m. – Noon, ETWHERE: Webster Elementary School, 1101 S. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563 Facebook Previous articleMishawaka to experience a gap in after-hours emergency animal careNext articleOne arrested in Benton Harbor drug bust Thursday Brooklyne Beatty TAGSAprildistributionElkhart CountyFamily Christian Development CenterfoodFood Bank of Northern IndianafreeKnox United Methodist ChurchLaPorte Countymarshall countysalvation armyscheduleSt. Joseph Countystarke countyWebster Elementary School WhatsApp Google+ Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Starke County10 a.m. – Noon, CTWHERE: Knox United Methodist Church, 201 S. Shield St., Knox, IN 46534 Twittercenter_img Thursday, April 8, 2021 – St. Joseph County3 p.m. – 5 p.m. ETWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin St., South Bend, IN 46601 WhatsApp Facebook Friday, April 9, 2021 – LaPorte County10 a.m. – Noon, CTWHERE: Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350 By Brooklyne Beatty – April 2, 2021 0 236 (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released its mobile food distribution schedule for the week of April 5.Each week, food is distributed drive-thru style on a first come, first served basis.The distribution schedule is as follows:Monday, April 5, 2021 – Elkhart County10 a.m. – Noon, ETWHERE: Family Christian Development Center, 107 E. Marion St., Nappanee, IN 46550 Pinterest Food Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, April 5-9 Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgSerbian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Vuk Jeremic, Harvard Kennedy School alumnus (M.P.A./I.D., 2003) and Kokkalis Fellow, affirmed his nation’s determination to maintain Serbian sovereignty over Kosovo and to join the European Union in a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday (Feb. 17).Jeremic, 35, assumed the foreign ministry leadership in 2007. His election and global visibility on behalf of Serbia are an “inspiration to all of us,” said Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Allison introduced Jeremic and noted the talk’s date corresponded to the third anniversary of Kosovo’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) from Serbia.Jeremic did not acknowledge the Kosovan anniversary in his prepared remarks. Throughout his 30-minute talk, he credited Serbia for its attempts to negotiate with Kosovan leaders since 2008.Jeremic focused first on the political moment in the Balkan region, known previously as Yugoslavia and the former Yugoslavia (now as the Western bloc).“We missed the significance of the Berlin Wall falling in 1989 and tragedy followed,” he said, referring to the destructiveness of Slobodan Milosevic, dictatorial president of the former Yugoslavia from 1989 to 2000. Unable to deter or dislodge Milosevic, NATO forces bombed the area, and the UN Security Council placed Kosovo under NATO protection in 1999. At the time, Jeremic belonged to Otpor, a youth reform movement that was crucial to Milosevic’s overthrow.“We intend to avoid the mistakes of the past. The road to Europe is the road to the future. Prosperity is essential to the Balkans,” he said, for its own sake and for the sake of admission and participation in the EU. But democracy and a market economy within Serbia require national and regional stability to flourish.That’s where Kosovo comes in. Milosevic’s forces brutalized Kosovo for a decade. Its “independence was — was — seen as an inevitable consequence. I’m not minimizing those horrors or the ghastly oppression of the Albanians. But Milosevic’s atrocities were not unique,” Jeremic said.“Difficult issues of sovereignty and territory have been resolved before. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Ireland is one example. We are not going to say no in advance to any outcome of negotiations with Kosovo.”In a heated moment, he added, “As someone who risked his life to overthrow Milosevic, I find it distasteful to be accused of using his policies.”Jeremic asserted a flat “never” to “the forceful partition or unilateral independence of any part of our country. Imposition of political solutions is the past, the old Europe. And it’s the road to hell in the Balkans.”Kosovan-style unilateral declarations of independence could also be the road to hell in nations such as Indonesia or Spain. “Kosovo’s UDI would be a dangerous precedent,” Jeremic noted.Jeremic responded with seamless amiability to questions from Kosovans in the audience.Having described Kosovo as a “failure” — he cited corruption, dizzying unemployment, and human rights abuses such as sex and organ trafficking — he admitted he had never been there.“I’d like to go. I wanted to attend the enthronement of Patriarch Irinej [head of the Serbian Orthodox Church], but the provisional government wouldn’t let me in,” he said.As for U.S.-Serbian relations, “There’s a big gap between us on Kosovo. Regrettably, the Bush administration actively encouraged the UDI. Sometimes it’s hard to work with you guys. But I’m optimistic about our future,” he said.Two Kennedy School alumna preceded Jeremic in Serbian political leadership. Ana Trbovich (M.P.A., 2001) served as Serbia’s assistant minister of international economics from 2002 to 2006, and Katarina Veljovic (M.P.A., 2002) was assistant minister of finance for about a year after graduation.The Jeremic talk was sponsored by the Kennedy School’s Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe and the Harvard GSAS Serbian Cultural Club.last_img read more

first_imgVirginia’s Blue Ridge is a hot spot for those who love to hit the dirt on two wheels. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the variety of our mountain trails are perfect for ripping it up and cutting loose.Don’t believe us? Check out these top five reasons Virginia’s Blue Ridge is your next spot for mountain biking.1. Virginia’s Blue Ridge is Now an IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center™Virginia’s Blue Ridge was recently designated as a Silver-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. It’s the first destination in the eastern half of the country to earn Silver-Level Ride Center status, as Virginia’s Blue Ridge emerges as America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital.The Ride Center designation is awarded based on a region’s collection of trail offerings, accessibility, and connectivity of trails, bike-friendly amenities, and local biking infrastructure & culture.2. Guided Adventures & Group RidesWhen you’re unfamiliar with a trail, know that a guide is nearby and willing to show you the ropes, as well as warn you of any tricky surprises. These services are also awesome for connecting you with like-minded adventurers when you want company for the excursion.Check out Roanoke Mountain Adventures, the Roanoke Chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Downshift Hand Crafted Bikes & Brews, UnderDog Bikes, and Ride Solutions to choose the best option for you and/or your group.3. An Awesome Urban Trail SystemMany cities boast about close proximity to the mountains, but Roanoke is one of the only cities in the U.S. featuring a mountain within the city limits – and it’s a fantastic spot for mountain biking! Located less than three miles from Downtown Roanoke, Mill Mountain Park offers nearly 10 miles of trails across 650 acres of mountaintop space. The Mill Mountain Full Pull is a great route for riding every mountain biking trail in the park, and you’ll get to check out the awesome view of the city from the Roanoke Star & Overlook.4. Biking & Beer OptionsThere’s a vibe in Virginia’s Blue Ridge in general that pairs the great outdoors with craft beer. The two are embraced as “go have a blast and then unwind with local suds,” and we have eight excellent trail systems paired with breweries for the enthusiasts who love to do both:Mill Mountain Park with Big Lick, Soaring Ridge, Deschutes, or Starr HillWaid Recreation Park with Hammer & Forge or Chaos Mountain BrewingExplore Park with Twin Creeks Brewing>>See 4-8!5. Epic TrailsBrag a little when you conquer some of the most epic, hardest, grandest trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. We challenge you, advanced rider, to dig in and roll over the technical trails of North Mountain (Dragon’s Back), Patterson Creek, Fort Lewis Mountain in the Havens Wildlife Management Area, and of course, Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.Thirsty for a few more? See our list of 10 Epic Mountain Biking Trails in Virginia’s Blue RidgeCome fly through the forest and glide by the streams. It’s an excellent weekend escape, and you know you deserve the fresh air and freedom that Virginia’s Blue Ridge affords. We’ll see you soon in America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!last_img read more

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For the college grads who didn’t take a personal finance class. by: Jenna LeeA couple of months ago, BuzzFeed produced a video called “Adult Things You Didn’t Learn in College,” in which college seniors were quizzed about financial terms, such as IRAs, credit scores and 401(k)s. While the seniors initially said college had prepared them for the real world, the video showed that many did not know much about important financial matters. The point was clear: A lot of colleges don’t do a great job educating students about topics that often have real-life implications.When I was a college senior, I was in the same boat. I hardly knew anything about money and was woefully unprepared to handle my finances. Fortunately, I’ve learned a lot since then. Here are some tips I wish I had known when I graduated.1. Live within (or below) your means.I know how tempting it can be to spend all your income on gifts for yourself. After all, you’ve worked hard and deserve to be rewarded, right? continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgEverybody’s talking about Millennials. Ask any marketing professional, and you’ll be told Millennials are the target audience. Pick up a B2B magazine, and there they are. And in the banking industry, where the average customer’s age is about 50, discussions center on how vital these 18-34 year olds are to your institution’s long-term survival.Of course, credit unions have always been more or less available to young adults; they just weren’t a very lucrative demographic. There were plenty of more profitable accounts to service, and it wasn’t that easy to change financial institutions. Now, that’s changed. The 80-million-strong Millennials have money to spend and influence with their peers and others.Millennials are tech-smart Compared with past generations, Millennials are more educated, politically independent, convenience-driven, environmentally aware and socially connected. And they’re tech-smart. No surprise – their world has been shaped by the Internet, smartphones and instant access to … everything.Millennials’ connection to technology is what many of them believe makes their generation unique. A White House Council of Economic Advisors’ 2014 study says, “their unprecedented enthusiasm for technology has the potential to bring change to traditional economic institutions.” Further, the report notes, this includes raising capital for startups from online crowdfunding sources, instead of traditional sources like credit unions to grow their businesses.Still, Millennials represent $200 billion in buying power and they are open to financial options. Credit unions that meet them on their own technology turf have new opportunities to respond to their felt needs – such as financial planning.Most Millennials rely on their parents for financial advice, but there’s room for credit unions to reach out, especially online. Virtual financial advisor iQuantifi noted in its new Millennials Mindset Survey that while nearly three-fourths of this generation sets financial goals, only a fifth of them have a plan to achieve those goals. Some 60 percent say increasing their overall savings is a major objective in the next year, and 76 percent say they would consider turning to a free app or online tool for help. Most know they need advice; their question is where to go where they will be respected – not patronized.But they’re also tech-dumbEven after growing up with the Internet since grade school, Millennials also could use some financial education about taking data protection seriously. Given the large volumes of data they produce, you’d think Millennials would know the importance of keeping personal information private. Instead, they tend to place convenience or personal fulfillment ahead of safety. And for that, they’ve earned the nickname “Generation Leaky.”A USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc. suggests that 70 percent of Milennials say no one should have access to their data, yet 25 percent will trade it away for more relevant advertising; 56 percent will share their location for coupons or deals; and 51 percent say they’ll share info with companies if they get something in return. Security professional Chris Rouland said it well, blogging on CSO online news that “[Millennials] will pay double for organic bread … but place seemingly no value on the integrity and security of their PPI, let alone the consequences a hack could have on their friends, family, colleagues and employers.”Should financial institutions be doing more to educate this population? It will take some effort to earn their trust, but It’s an effort worth making to engage the generation that will soon overtake all others in spending power. Millennials are known for preferring to work for – and buy from – companies that make a difference, those that give back to their communities. So think creatively, and offer services that make a difference in their financial wellbeing.Give them more than a cookieA story goes that a New York City artist conducted an unscientific survey during a street fair last year, offering Millennials gourmet cookies in exchange for sharing personal data. More than half provided the last four digits of their social security number and about a third provided fingerprints and driver’s license information. For a free cookie! Serving Millennials’ means understanding how they differ from other generations, and one important way is the huge volume of data they generate, like videos, photos, online purchase details and personal files. They create online documents like no other population … and they need a protected place to store them. Today, Millennials are also graduating from college, landing first jobs, getting married, making larger purchases – life events that come with diplomas and academic records, car titles, insurance policies, medical records and wedding certificates, items that ought to be safely stored.What better way for credit unions wanting to earn the trust of Millennials than by offering them a free service they both need and have the tech smarts to appreciate it? And give them cookies, too, if you want. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: www.virtualstrongbox.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A body discovered Wednesday morning has been identified as that of a missing Shoreham boy, Suffolk County police said.Police said 14-year-old Nickolas Donnelly was last seen 10 a.m. Tuesday at his Chambord Court home before he went out for a run.His body was found in a wooded area about a mile away near Royal Way in Shoreham at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators deemed his death non-criminal.On Tuesday night, police had released a photo of the teen when he was reported missing.last_img read more

first_imgTrees will be picked up on Jan. 6, 13 and 27. All three dates are Mondays. All trees should be left at the curb for pickup. City of Binghamton’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for recycling on:Monday, Jan. 6Monday, Jan. 13Monday, Jan. 27Trees are to be left at the curb.— Mayor Rich David (@MayorRichDavid) January 3, 2020center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced the Department of Public Works will pick up Christmas Trees beginning next week.last_img read more

first_imgSURFACE CREATES NEW PROBLEMS Author: Nedo Pinezić, www.nedopinzeic.com The Ministry of Tourism is preparing another legal paradox. They want to stop the legalization of tourist traffic, that is, to enable the stopping of “categorization”. The reason is, allegedly, the load on the infrastructure in certain tourist destinations and the departure of residents due to tourism. Categorization? It is not a real means of regulating these problems. Flats are built and bought for someone to stay in. Temporarily, occasionally or permanently. They don’t build and they don’t buy to gape empty. If they are categorized then those staying in them will be registered as tourists and the owners will pay the tourist tax, income tax and tourist membership fee. In addition, the owners will be able to legally cooperate with travel agencies, cleaning and maintenance agencies, employ seasonal assistance… So they will create legal jobs in support activities. Such “categorized” accommodation is also available under the supervision of the Tourist Inspectorate, the Economic Inspectorate. If they will not be “categorized” then those who live in these apartments will be in the status of owners and their friends, tenants and their friends. If we want to be honest and objective then we have to look at what we are discussing from multiple angles. The basis of smart planning is (should be) related to the permanent population in a tourist place. If that were the case, then the spatial planning and the building permit would be related to the investor’s residence. The same applies to the purchase and sale of flats / real estate where homeless buyers (and anyone can register their residence in the place of ownership of the flat) would pay a significantly higher purchase and sale tax than resident buyers (Swiss model). Also, the construction of leisure houses (cottages) would be limited in space, floor, volume, design (as it was in the former state). Development and housing planning (I guess) should also take into account the employment opportunities of tenants in the real sector (unless everyone will be employed in the public sector, which can flourish indefinitely). If all this is gone, then what do we have? In the period of a decade and a half, every 7th job in Croatia “disappeared”. In that period, we lost 144.000 active residents. In Dalmatia alone, 60.000 jobs were “lost”. When we talk about the workplace, we mean “indefinite” employment. The number of permanent residents in the historic centers of tourist places will not increase due to the inadequacy of apartments for living by modern standards and due to the disappearance of jobs near the place of residence. Only residents who are tied to the same zone by work can live in the historic center of the tourist place, especially if they work twice, older people who do not have the opportunity or do not want to leave their home. Everyone else goes to the periphery where they can achieve a better standard of living. The chaotic situation in spatial planning, real estate trade and finally in the incompatibility of public infrastructure with approved, planned and built housing capacities. WHERE DID THE JOBS DISAPPEAR? The only benefit of reducing the number of categorized apartments will be for investors who will “open up” the possibility of building new, better, more beautiful tourist facilities instead of those that are “decategorized”. “On paper” there will be a lack of commercial tourist facilities.center_img At the same time, a new construction cycle will be launched, a new, large-scale “concreting” of the coast, emigration of the population and (dis) sale of Croatian “oil” (coast). They will not be registered as tourists, and the owners of these apartments will not pay fees, taxes, membership fees, nor will it be possible to supervise the tourist inspection in such apartments. And all other jobs related to such apartments will not be “visible” or recorded. Without such a status, a young man is incapable of credit, unable to pay rent, unable to provide housing. He can only be a “seasonal resident” of a tourist place employed in seasonal jobs in tourism with a stay in a “staff hostel”. All other possibilities disappeared in the whirlwind of war and postwar. The list of failed companies is impressive, and the “new industry” has not come to life. PEOPLE GO FOR BUSINESS Not to be outdone, the measure of “decategorization” is “throwing dust in the eyes.” This measure will not solve the targeted problems, in fact, new, even bigger ones will be produced. PERMANENT RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN LEAVING HISTORICAL CENTERS FOR DECADES This trend is happening in all cities, so there is a noticeable increase in the number of inhabitants in the peripheral settlements of cities such as Rijeka, which are not nearly “tourist” like Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik… Viškovo “on the edge of Rijeka” is the largest and youngest municipality in Croatia it is also growing. Historic towns in central Istria were abandoned long before the emergence of tourism in these places. Venice itself, its strict center, was abandoned by 40.000 inhabitants in the 60s. At the same time, settlements like Mestre-Marghera where cargo and industry have moved have increased… As many as XNUMX% of apartments in the historic center of Venice have been declared unsuitable for today’s standard of living. Dubrovnik’s historic core is also not exempt from this phenomenon. “CATEGORIZATION” OF APARTMENTS IS AN ACT OF LEGALIZATION OF EXISTING TRAFFIC IN TOURIST ATTRACTIVE PLACES The problem of depopulation is related to many other circumstances, tourism is the least “guilty”. Indeed, in one part it still makes its modest positive contribution. It connects people to a place where they can earn income from tourism. The question is until when? WE ABOLISHED PLANNING PROVISIONS FROM THE FORMER STATE AND SOWED A DISORDERlast_img read more

first_imgThere will be 2020 members in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of the City of Poreč for the term of office 2024-18. Pursuant to the Law and the Statute, the duty of the President of the Assembly is performed by the President of the Association, ie the Mayor of the City of Poreč – Parenzo.  After the appointment, the newly elected members of the Assembly adopted the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly and appointed representatives of the Tourist Board and representatives of the Tourist Board of Porec in the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Istria, concluded the Tourist Board of Porec. At today’s election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč, chaired by the Mayor of Poreč-Parenzo Loris Peršurić, an election session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of Poreč was held at which new bodies of the Association were elected in the 2020-2024 term. Also, the current and new members of the Assembly and the Tourist Council were dismissed and appointed. In the newly elected Assembly of Poreč Tourist Board, Plava laguna dd has 6 representatives, Valamar Riviera dd has 4 representatives, travel agencies have 3 representatives, private accommodation has 3 representatives, shops 1 representative and other activities directly related to tourism 1 representative.center_img Pursuant to the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism and the Statute of the Tourist Board, the number of representatives of Community members or the number of representatives of individual groups of Community members in the Community Assembly is determined in proportion to the share of each member of the Community. an individual member may have a maximum of 40% of the representatives in the Assembly. As a share of the Community’s income, the membership fee and 25% of the tourist tax paid by an individual member or a certain group of members to the Community in the year preceding the elections are calculated. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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