Indiana State Excise Police officers cited 23 people and six businesses during Michigan City’s this weekend.While patrolling Michigan City this weekend, excise officers cited or arrested 23 people on 39 charges and six licensed establishments on 15 charges. Four people were arrested on drug-related charges. Two minors were arrested for illegal possession of alcohol, with one also being cited for being in a tavern or liquor store. Twenty-two people were cited for various other infractions, including two for open container violations.The following locations were cited administratively for various alcohol and tobacco violations: Maxine’s, 521 Franklin, was preliminary cited for a floor-plan violation. King Richard’s Liquors, 3311 Franklin, was preliminarily cited for allowing a minor to enter, sale of alcohol to a minor and failure to check ID. Ryan’s, 401 Franklin, was preliminarily cited for a floor-plan violation on Friday, then again on Saturday for allowing carry-in/carry-out alcoholic beverages. Me and My Bar, 3201 E. Dunes Hwy, was preliminarily cited for violating the state Smoke-Free Air law by allowing smoking where prohibited, failure to remove smoking paraphernalia and failure to post signage. Next Door Store, 10201 U.S. 12, was preliminarily cited for not having tobacco-related signage. Clubhouse, 415 East U.S. Hwy 20, was preliminarily cited for allowing carry-in/carry-out alcoholic beverages and allowing a minor to loiter at two separate catering permit locations.As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
India’s Jet Airways continues to ground planes as it grapples with debts totaling more than $US1 billion.It has grounded more than half of its original fleet of over 100 aircraft and has delayed payments to employees and creditors such as suppliers and banks.The BBC reported Tuesday the airline had grounded a further six planes because the airline failed to pay lessors.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has calculated the current fleet likely operates about 140 flights a day compared an average of 650 in March 2018.Once India’s biggest carrier, Jet Blue has lost market share to IndiGo and SpiceJet.Recent reports suggest that 24 percent shareholder Etihad, which has financial woes of its own, has told the Indians it will not invest more money in Jet and wants to sell off its stake.Abu Dhabi-based Etihad is currently Jet’s biggest stakeholder but recently announced a $US1.28 loss for 2018 to record its third year of losses of more than $1 billion.READ: Etihad posts another massive loss in 2018Pilots have threatened to stop work from April 1 unless they get some assurance they will be paid and the airline’s engineers have warned Indian authorities the situation could put safety at risk.India’s Civil Aviation Minister has asked officials to call a meeting with the airline to discuss any potential safety issues as well as the groundings and how the airline is handling issues such as cancellations and refundsJet Airways founder and chairman Naresh Goyal told the pilots he would need a “a further short time” to finalize a rescue deal for the carrier.But an analysis by BBC reporter Sameer Hashmi suggests Goyal is at the heart of the crisis due to his failure to step down as chairman.The analysis said this had cruelled rescue deals with Etihad and, more recently, TATA group that could have recapitalized the airline and has been making it difficult to find investors.Earlier this week, Reuters reported that the Indian government, which faces elections next month and is keen to avoid massive job losses, had asked state-run banks to rescue the carrier without pushing it into bankruptcy.The news agency said new Dehli had urged state-run banks to convert debt into equity and “nudged” its 49 percent-owned National Investment and Infrastructure Fund to buy a stake in Jet Airways.
Real Madrid defeated Atletico in the final to clinch the Champions League trophy last yearDefending champion Real Madrid travels to last season’s runner-up Atletico Madrid for the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal with more than a hint of revenge about it.Last year, Madrid lifted the silverware by beating an exhausted Atletico 4-1 after a very late Sergio Ramos goal extended the match into extra time in the Lisbon final. The manner of that defeat rankled with Atletico fans.Since then, under coach Diego Simeone, Atletico has been undefeated in the six matches the crosstown rivals have played in – winning four and drawing two.Now, Atletico’s best chance of advancing beyond the quarterfinals will rest on not conceding goals at home and whether it can establish a lead it can later defend away at the Santiago Bernabeu.A Vicente Calderon stadium packed with fans has historically proved an important boost for Atletico, particularly since Simeone arrived as coach in 2011.With the Spanish league slipping out of defending champion Atletico’s reach this season after a 2-2 draw at Malaga, Simeone will be eager to show his squad still merits respect on the European stage.However, Carlo Ancelotti will be equally determined to show fans and club chairman Florentino Perez that he is the coach to take Madrid to its 11th Champions League title and beyond.Here are some things to know about Wednesday’s game:RED-HOT RONALDOCristiano Ronaldo – who has scored 49 goals in all competitions this season – matched Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano’s La Liga tally of 216 goals when he scored against Eibar at the weekend.advertisementThe Portugal forward reached the landmark in 193 games, whereas Di Stefano – whose memory is revered by Madrid fans – did so in 282 appearances. Ronaldo now has Raul Gonzalez’s record of 228 goals in sight.However, his away tally is 93, lagging behind his scoring rate of 123 in the Bernabeu.Ronaldo has scored eight Champions League goals this season, one more than the combined tally of Atletico’s attacking duo Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann.BALE IS BACKAncelotti’s favoured three-pronged attack of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale looks set to be restored with the likely reincorporation of the Welsh star into the squad.”They are all available to me for Tuesday’s match,” Ancelotti said.Bale missed Madrid’s 3-0 La Liga win against Eibar on Saturday after picking up a muscle strain as a result of a tough tackle during the previous match against Rayo Vallecano.Bale began training alongside Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Alvaro Arbeloa, the club said.Madrid looks to have its squad uninjured and at full strength for the first time in five months.”I see it all clearly, all I need is the result now,” Ancelotti said.MANDZUKIC RETURNSMandzukic, who was injured for Atletico’s last two matches, has resumed training with Simeone’s squad after undergoing therapy for painful tenosynovitis in his right foot.With 20 goals this season, the 28-year-old Croatia forward has enjoyed a successful attacking partnership with Griezmann. Between them, they have scored 41 times in all competitions.”We know that it is normal to have some down moments in a season, but we are up there, fighting for the Champions League, and we have to continue like this,” Griezmann said. “We have to be strong. We know that if we don’t concede a goal a win will be easier.”Mandzukic scored twice when Atletico overran Madrid 4-0 in February for the team’s biggest derby win in 28 years.Before the draw against Malaga, Atletico’s defense had not conceded a league goal since the 1-1 round 26 draw against Valencia in early March.GOAL DECISIONAtletico is on an unbeaten run of eight games in all competitions – although it has drawn four of those – thanks to its tight defense.Simeone will have to decide whether to retain an in-form Jan Oblak in goal or opt for Miguel Angel Moya who returns from injury.If Raul Garcia recovers from an elbow injury, Atletico will also have a fully fit squad.
Posted on January 19, 2011June 20, 2017By: Roy Jacobstein, Medical Director, EngenderHealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following post is also published on the Global Health Council blogEarlier this month, The Guardian reported that nearly 600 UK women had become pregnant while using Implanon, a contraceptive implant that is inserted beneath the surface of the skin. The January 5 article alarmed many women, who questioned whether their implants—known to be more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy—are actually working.The reports of unplanned pregnancies among Implanon users elicited both substantial interest and dismay. Contraceptive failure, particularly with highly effective methods such as implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), female sterilization, and vasectomy, is rare and unexpected. But no method, even sterilization, is 100% effective. When properly inserted, however, the success rate of Implanon ® and other hormonal implants (Jadelle®) has been proven to be greater than 99%—far exceeding the effectiveness of either oral contraceptive pills or condoms.While the investigation in the United Kingdom is still ongoing, it appears that the errors likely occurred months or years before—at the clinic where health practitioners may have improperly inserted the device. If it is the case that provider error is responsible (either clients were already pregnant at the time of insertion or the device was improperly inserted), these unfortunate events only reinforce the critical importance of quality training for health professionals tasked with inserting implants or other contraceptive devices. Clinics providing implants must maintain robust training standards and curricula for correctly inserting and removing implants to ensure that clients, whether in London or Lomé, receive the highest quality of care possible.But regardless of the investigation’s outcome, the fact remains that Implanon is a very safe, effective, and popular method of contraception. Millions of women choose implants because they are highly effective and easy to use. Like other long-acting contraceptive methods (e.g. IUDs), Implanon is quickly reversible with prompt return to fertility and is very convenient in that it doesn’t require women to remember to take daily pills or to convince their partners to use condoms in order to prevent pregnancy. But it does require the skill of a well-trained health professional.Since the Guardian story was published, several health service providers have issued statements clarifying the sources of the failures and advising women on where to seek help if they are concerned about their implants. It is also very important to keep these reports in context: More than 1.3 million units of Implanon have been prescribed in the United Kingdom since 1999, and the number of failures reported to date, regardless of cause, was less than 600. Globally, Implanon is also an increasingly popular method. For more information on what EngenderHealth is doing to promote long-acting family planning methods in countries like Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Bangladesh, visit our web site.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Australia’s best youth Touch Football talent will be on display at Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast from Wednesday, 11 September until Saturday, 14 September 2013 competing in the 2013 Touch Football Australia X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). The event returns to the Sunshine Coast in 2013 and will see 36 teams, including four from New Zealand, competing in the 18’s Boys and Girls divisions.It is the third time that the NYC event has been held at the Sunshine Coast, following the 2010 and 2011 events being held at the Stockland Park venue. The Queensland Fire (formerly Queensland Secondary Schools Touch) will be hoping to claim back-to-back 18’s Girls titles in 2013, following their win over New South Wales Combined High Schools in last year’s final. New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges will be looking for repeat titles in the 18’s Boys division after their win over Queensland Secondary Schools Touch in 2012. Round games will be played from Wednesday through to Friday, with semi finals and finals to be played on Saturday. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships, please visit the event website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNational Youth Champs
West Ham defender Oxford remains on Gladbach radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Reece Oxford remains on the radar of Borussia Monchengladbach chief Max Eberl.Oxford spent part of last season at Gladbach and is ready to leave West Ham next month in search of regular first team football.The youngster has been linked with Everton, while German media sources say Eberl has also left the door open to a return after comments last night.”Our squad is well positioned in terms of both quality and quantity,” he said. “That’s why as it stands today, we’re not planning a new signing.”It’s suggested Eberl was giving himself some wriggle room by refusing to deny they could still be active over the winter market. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Sadio Mane: We will be championsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane insists they won’t falter in this season’s title pursuit.Mane is adamant Liverpool WILL win the Premier League crown for the first time this season, ending their agonising 29-year wait to become champions again.Mane claims the leaders — who are four points clear of City — have learnt their lesson.He said: “This is not a team of chokers. We will be champions.”“I am sure we will be champions of England.“When I wake up, I don’t go to the training ground thinking we will not win.“We are determined to show we are the best team in the league.”
iowa fans sec myth videoIowa, which is now 8-0 on the season after handling Maryland this past Saturday, is getting closer and closer to finishing the regular season undefeated and having the chance to play for a Big Ten title. Two weeks back, an SEC fan had a little fun with the idea of an undefeated Iowa, and created a spoof video to trash the Hawkeyes. Well, it looks like an Iowa supporter has responded.In the below video, an Iowa fan tells his kids about the “SEC myth” – which consists of the league controlling its own narrative. He jokes that boosters pay SEC players. There are also shots at Vanderbilt and Nebraska.The best part of all? He eats “sour grapes” near the end. It’s an appropriate response to last week’s video – even if SEC fans don’t like it.
Alvin Robertson2335.117.056.310.221.86.6 PLAYERAGEMINS./ GAMEPTS.TRUE SHOOTING %REBOUND %ASSIST %BOX +/- LeBron James2042.427.255.410.232.98.3 Shaquille O’Neal2139.829.360.518.711.06.6 Andrei Kirilenko2127.712.059.811.510.66.6 Jokic numbers are through Feb. 17 of the 2016-17 season.Source: Basketball-Reference.com David Robinson2537.725.661.519.010.98.4 Alvan Adams2133.219.050.714.927.26.7 Steve Francis2339.919.956.310.028.46.6 First- and second-year NBA players with the best Box Plus/Minus of all time Michael Jordan2138.328.259.29.825.38.2 Charles Barkley2236.920.061.919.416.07.9 Nikola Jokic2126.916.364.118.526.98.3 Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system pegged Jokic as an All-Star coming into this season (very rare for a second-year player), and as someone who should be worth more than $200 million over five years on the open market. But it also spat out a puzzling list of comps, such as Carlos Boozer, Lonnie Shelton, Greg Monroe and Kawhi Leonard. Jokic’s game doesn’t resemble any of those players outside of an excellent short-to-midrange jumper, but being compared to them is impressive in its own way, since projection systems tend to have trouble finding similar players when confronted with one who is truly unique. So the models can tell us he’s very, very good, but have trouble getting much more specific.For that, put aside the big-picture stats and look at the lines he has put together: Against Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks, Jokic had 40 points on 23 shots; in a win against the Golden State Warriors a few nights later, he had 17 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and added 12 assists. These were extreme outbursts, of course, but increasingly the norm for Jokic.In 27 games since moving to the starting lineup in mid-December, Jokic has averaged 20.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 29.4 minutes on 65.6 percent true shooting and a 26.7 usage percent. He’s shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range in that stretch on 2.2 attempts per game, and is assisting on 30.6 percent of his possessions. No player in NBA history has piled up a true shooting percentage, usage percentage and rebound percentage that high over the course of a season. That’s not uncommon for a brief, narrowly defined run, but the thing to notice is the degree to which Jokic is separating himself. If we cut the rebounding and assist rates in half and drop 10 points off the true shooting, the season-long average list still comprises mainly current and future hall-of-famers, with a few All-Stars thrown in on the back end.Since the sum of Jokic’s recent production is too lofty to discuss credibly, let’s look at some of the metrics from his play as a starter individually: This season, the only players to crack 65 percent true shooting while taking 10 or more threes are Kevin Durant (65.2) and Otto Porter (65.3). The only player 6 feet 8 inches or taller to crack a 30 percent assist rate this season is LeBron James (41.6). His recent defensive rebounding figure doesn’t put him in line with the top bruisers such as Andre Drummond or DeAndre Jordan, but it jumps him up from being about even with Kenneth Faried to neck-and-neck with Karl-Anthony Towns.But the biggest reason to be excited for Jokic in this game is that he’s one of the most audacious passers in the league.Jokic doesn’t collect his assists like plodding big men, who draw a double team and kick the ball to a corner. He’s a good interior passer, finding cutters at surprising angles. But he can also work from outside the 3-point line, where he can hit runners for easy layups thanks to the space created by defenders respecting his range. When he’s leading the break, he can feed wings crashing to the hoop or drive himself and, if the defense commits, dump off to a wide-open man for a dunk. When he’s cooking, his passing angles resemble James Harden’s more than they do a 7-footer’s.The video above should begin playing around 3:20 in, with two impressive sequences showing Jokic doing point guard things. But stick around for the play that happens at 5:15. Jokic collects the ball at his own free throw line, runs his own delayed fast break, and as soon as he crosses half-court begins loading a cross-court laser pass (which he throws wrongfooted) to the corner for a 3. That’s a play you expect from LeBron or Steph Curry, not from a center who was recently backing up Jusuf Nurkic. And yet here we are.Jokic will get a little shine in Friday’s Rising Stars game, and a little more if the Nuggets hang onto the eighth seed in the West, which offers them the right to be slaughtered by the Warriors on national TV in April. Maybe that will be enough to bump him up into the Towns-Porzingis-Embiid class of young stars, or maybe it won’t. Either way, fans should enjoy every time Jokic is dragged out of the League Pass backwoods and shoved under some brighter lights.CORRECTION (Feb. 17, 1:01 p.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly said that Nikola Jokic was an injury replacement for Joel Embiid in the Rising Stars Challenge. Jokic was already on the Rising Stars Challenge roster, and replaced Embiid in the Skills competition.Check out our latest NBA predictions. The best young player in the NBA won’t be playing in the league’s All-Star Game on Sunday. Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets’ second-year forward, doesn’t have the profile of other young stars missing the big game like Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns or Kristaps Porzingis. Jokic also doesn’t have the draft pedigree of many other blue-chippers appearing in Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge game for the top first- and second-year players. But he could end up being one of the best players in the league, and he’s already one of the most exciting.That’s pretty heady talk for a player averaging 16 points for the season. But, despite limited minutes in a crowded Denver frontcourt, Jokic has become both an object of fascination for NBA diehards and a standout in the fancier NBA stats.Before we jump into an aria of gaudy stats, let’s pause real quick (especially considering we’re closing out the five-year anniversary of Linsanity) and be clear: Jokic is very young, and he’s only been playing a starter’s worth of minutes for two months now. But as we’ll see in a minute, his production could suffer a massive downturn and he’d still be among the more exciting prospects in the league.Let’s start with the basics: Jokic’s Box plus/minus is 8.3, which is third in the league this season, behind only Russell Westbrook and James Harden, but in context of a player in only his second year, is extraordinary. It’s the third-highest BPM for a player in his first or second season, behind only David Robinson (8.4) who because of Navy service was 25 in his second season, and LeBron James.
OSU then redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) celebrates after a touchdown during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Lantern file photoWhen the sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes take the field on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green, grab a program.Urban Meyer has never had a larger roster turnover in his five seasons as OSU’s coach. After last season, he has to replace 16 starters — eight on offense and eight on defense — which includes a senior class that won 50 games in their time in the Scarlet and Gray. It’s quite the daunting task, even more so when one considers 14 of those departed players were drafted into the NFL.Despite all that, presumptions remain the same.“Coach Meyer don’t change the expectation,” said redshirt junior strong-side linebacker Chris Worley. “Either you reach it or you got to get out.”There are new names and faces in 2016, yet the hype continues to pulsate out of the program. Here’s the OSU football season preview.OffenseNo Ezekiel Elliott, no Michael Thomas, no Braxton Miller and no Jalin Marshall. All of these playmakers are gone for the NFL.However, left behind on the dock is one of the most important members of the 2014 national championship team — redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett.OSU’s offense under Meyer has been near the top of most offensive statistics in the every year of his four seasons in Columbus. Now entering season number five with the Scarlet and Gray, Meyer says he hopes his signal caller can lead the young group at OSU. Meyer thinks that Barrett could be better in 2016 than his national freshman of the year season in 2014.“I anticipate he’ll be as good a quarterback as we’ve had,” Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days. “It’s his show, and he knows it, and he’s prepared.”Albeit, the 2016 Buckeyes may not have the experience last year’s team had, junior H-back Curtis Samuel and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown seem most ready to become the dominant forces around Barrett.“This year I just got to have a mindset of a starter,” Samuel said. “I feel like I’m more mature this year.”Barrett has said on multiple occasions that Brown — returning from a season-ending leg injury — is his go-to receiver, and he doesn’t care how Samuel gets the ball, he just has to.As far as the offensive line is concerned, the unit known as “The Slobs” has a newer look, but a resounding mentality with new offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and redshirt senior captain Pat Elflein. Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber will likely be named starting running back in the near future, so having a guy like Elflein leading a young group is vital to the offense’s success.“(Elflein) is a great leader that demonstrates what Ohio State’s offensive line stands for,” said redshirt freshman offensive lineman Isaiah Prince. “He’s everything that an offensive guy should want to be.”DefenseFor what can be said about Barrett on offense, the same applies to junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Contributing significantly as a true freshman in the 2014 national championship season, McMillan stepped up his game in 2015. leading the Buckeyes in tackles. As one of three members returning on the defense, McMillan will be asked to be more a force on the field and a mentor off of the gridiron.“We have been working with each other the whole summer, so we built that bond and that chemistry on the field,” McMillan said about his linebackers. “Once you build that chemistry on the field, you can work together and play together.”OSU ranked No. 9 overall in team defense and tied ninth in sacks last season, but lost a substantial part of their pass rush, most notably Joey Bosa.Bosa, a two-time All-American for the Buckeyes, saw double-, even triple-teams on nearly every play on defense last year, leaving room for now-redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard and redshirt junior Tyquan Lewis to rise as the next elite “Silver Bullets” pass rushers.“I feel a lot more confident in my game (this year). I have a lot of faith in my teammates, the guys on the line with me,” Hubbard said. “There are a lot of guys hungry to make a name for themselves.”OSU has to replace both safeties from last year and although no starter has been named yet, redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker and junior Damon Webb are practicing with the first team.ScheduleAfter Meyer finds his pick of 16 guys to fill the starting roles that are up for grabs, he will settle in for one of the most difficult schedules in his time with the Buckeyes.Highlighted by a week three game at No. 3 Oklahoma, OSU will go on the road to face Wisconsin, Penn State and No. 12 Michigan State. Then, the Buckeyes will await their home finale against rival seventh-ranked Michigan in Ohio Stadium.Fans around Columbus never change their expectations for the team, and Barrett expects to live up that hype.“The way we practice, it’s not easy by any means,” Barrett said. “The guys are going to stand out there on the first snap against Bowling Green, and I’ll have confidence in them.”