New Point business abruptly closes doors

first_imgNew Point, IN—On Tuesday, Wittrock Healthcare in New Point closed its doors and laid off all employees.  The company had purchased the business, that made headwalls, lights and designed hospital rooms, from Hill-Rom back in December of 2016.  Several employees transferred over with the purchase to the family-owned company. As of today, the company’s website and social media page on LinkedIn has been removed and officials could not be reached by phone.last_img

Daniel Dubois knocks out Nathan Gorman to win British heavyweight title; Joe Joyce upends Bryant Jennings

first_imgThe 21-year-old London native started quickly in what resembled a shootout as both fighters threw caution to the wind in search of a fight-ending punch. Dubois caught Gorman (16-1, 11 KOs) in the second with a right hook that buckled the knees of the Cheshire-born fighter before the pair exchanged a wild flurry of punches.Gorman continued to take punishment in the third and was down after a flurry of punches from Dubois. A big right hand from Dubois sealed Gorman’s fate in the fifth round as the referee stepped in to end the fight.Join DAZN to watch Whyte vs. Rivas and 100+ fight nights a yearJoe Joyce defeats Bryant Jennings via unanimous decisionJoyce (10-0, nine KOs) continued his unbeaten run with a hard-fought victory over Jennings to retain his WBA gold heavyweight title, winning 118-109, 117-110, 115-112 on the judges’ scorecards.The Olympic silver medallist was making his second defense of the title he won from Bermane Stiverne in February. Coming off a defeat against Oscar Rivas, Jennings (24-4, 14 KOs) took advantage of a slow start by Joyce to land cleanly in the early rounds. A body shot from Jennings hurt Joyce, but the American fighter was unable to capitalize. Jennings continued to attack the body as Joyce walked him down, absorbing punishment as he sought an opening to counter. In the third frame, Joyce upped his work rate and started to get his rhythm back. There was a fair bit of showboating from Joyce — including an “Ali shuffle” — and when Jennings threw a poorly timed hook, Joyce looked into the crowd to see where it landed.Both men traded blows as the fight entered the final rounds, with Jennings warned four times for low blows and eventually deducted a point. In the 10th round, a big left hand from Joyce got through the guard and rocked Jennings. In the end, Joyce’s power and conditioning saw him through to the final bell for the clear victory.Also on the card:Liam Williams def. Karim Achour; for the vacant WBC Silver middleweight titleArchie Sharp def. Jordan McCorry to retain his WBO European super featherweight titleSunny Edwards def. Hiram Gallardo; for the vacant IBF International super flyweight titleDennis McCann def. Jerson Larios; bantamweightsWilly Hutchinson def. Josip Perkovic; super middleweightsJonathan Palata def. Ferenc Zsalek; heavyweightsHamzah Sheeraz def. Scott James; super welterweightsMicky Burke def. Michael Williams; welterweightsMark Chamberlain def. Sergio Gonzalez; lightweightsJake Pettitt def. Evlis Guillen; super bantamweights                                                                                                                                                                                                           Florian Marku def. Tommy Broadbent; welterweights Daniel Dubois knocked out Nathan Gorman to win the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.”Dynamite” (12-0, 11 KOs) put on an impressive performance in front of his hometown fans and set up a possible matchup against Joe Joyce, who picked up a victory on the undercard.last_img read more

PCC’s ‘Buy Your Dirt’ Project on Course, But…

first_imgDespite effort made to control solid wastes through the “Buy your dirt” strategy, authority of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) has underscored the lack of garbage trucks and front loaders for transporting trash as a key challenge that the administration of Acting Mayor Cyvette Gibson faces.Speaking to the Daily Observer on November 12, the public affairs director of PCC, Jani K. Jallah said that upon taking over last year, Mayor Gibson introduced the “Buy your Dirt” project to encourage community dwellers to collect dirt and stockpile it at a selected location: but the absence of transport equipment has remained an impediment to the project.Dirt under the “Buy your dirt” project is measured in a peanut bag for LD$10.00.  This means the more dirt one carries to the dumpsite, the more money he/she receives.It is meant to reduce the spread of solid wastes in the environment in order to keep it clean.Ms. Jallah said while community dwellers are cooperating with this strategy to give a good outlook of Paynesville, especially the Red-light area, the city corporation is financially constrained in terms of transporting the garbage, adding, “We have to rent trucks from garbage companies including NC Sanitor and Zoom Lion to transport the dirt; it has become quite burdensome.”She said renting a truck costs not less than US$300 and a front-loader US$500—something, she noted, that is creating problem in the midst of low budgetary allotment.The Red-light District in Paynesville is one of the over- populated areas in Monrovia, and it is the main center for business.According to Ms. Jallah, over 700 bags of dirt are brought to the dumpsite daily and PCC has to fulfill its vow by paying those bringing the dirt.She said they hope to some days receive needed equipment to reduce the stress. In the main time, they are engaged in deploying sanitary workers in communities to collect solid wastes at disposable sites’ that reduces the burden of payment for dirt.Although the PCC Public Affairs Director says the sanitary task in Paynesville is enormous, they are also in the process of educating residents of their responsibilities in line with the city ordinance to learn how to manage dirt and business centers where public food is prepared.A few months back, the ever-busy district of Red-Light was free of stockpile of dirt as a result of the “Buy your dirt project.But now, the situation is turning back to the old status as areas cleaned of dirt before are beginning to be filled with garbage.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shoulder joint dislocation

first_imgA shoulder dislocation usually occurs as a result of force to a joint. The bone is pushed out of the socket, which may cause damage to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and nerves.Review Date:8/14/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img

St. Ann and Trelawny say they are Ready to Deal with any Disaster

first_imgOfficials of the St. Ann and Trelawny Municipal Corporations say preparations are in place to mitigate the impact of potential natural disasters, including floods and hurricanes.They note that even before the start of the hurricane season in June, “problem areas” were identified where various measures, such as the cleaning of drains and gullies, were carried out.“If we learnt anything from the hurricanes that battered several Caribbean islands last year is how vulnerable the region, including Jamaica, is to natural disasters,” said Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, His Worship Michael Belnavis, in an interview with JIS News.“There is no such thing as being overly prepared because one never knows, especially as we are now in the peak of the hurricane season, when a sudden disaster will strike,”  he added.Mr. Belnavis  said in order to mitigate the impact of any disaster, they have to collaborate with local agencies, such as the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Jamaica Red Cross.He also noted that it is the job of the St. Ann Municipal Corporation to address “all aspects” of man-made and natural disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes and freak storms.Over in Trelawny, Mayor of Falmouth, His Worship Colin Gager, said the Municipal Corporation also works with its Disaster Committee to develop plans to mitigate against disasters.Councillor Gager said there are some flood prone areas in the parish that require special attention and that there is also collaboration with ODPEM to get the parish in a state of readiness.“A lot of work has been put into enhancing our readiness for disasters, including hurricanes. We feel satisfied that we have been putting things in place and that we are ready to assist our people in the event of a hurricane, which is usually accompanied by flooding,” he said.For his part, Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said the Ministry has been meeting regularly with the Municipal Corporations across the island since the start of the hurricane season and has been stressing the need for preparedness.“We are in the peak of the hurricane season and we just have to prepare ourselves as best as possible for all eventualities,” the Minister told JIS News.last_img read more

VeganSmart Goes Glam With Hollywood Vegans

first_imgVeganSmart, a dominant force in the vegan lifestyle community for their networking events, partnered with Thrive Magazine and Wanderlust Hollywood to host Thrive Magazine’s Los Angeles launch and Grammy award winner Moby’s birthday party in Hollywood last month.The star studded event, held at the newly opened Wanderlust Hollywood, was the first successful celebrity partnership event presented by VeganSmart. VeganSmart has already proven that the vegan lifestyle could be fun through its brunch event series, but now, VeganSmart is ready for its close up and excited to introduce its product to some of Hollywood’s finest in entertainment.Over 300 vegans, yogis, health influencers and animal activists attended the Hollywood bash, including some of Hollywood’s elite like Moby, actress Vanessa Williams, actor Joaquin Phoenix, actress Heather Graham and actress Francis Fisher. Passed hors d’oeuvres from vegan caterers and trays of VeganSmart shakes were readily served while the DJ kept the party going with a set list mixed with today’s Top 40 hits as well as some welcomed blasts from the past.Since the beginning of summer, VeganSmart has been on a whirlwind tour of the United States to introduce its products to the masses through in-store sampling and brunch events. By partnering with Thrive Magazine to host a birthday party for Moby as well as to launch the first issue of Thrive Magazine, VeganSmart is not only attempting to establish itself as the premier choice for vegan protein shakes and vegan recipes, but to also stake its claim as the most entertaining and most innovative brand for vegan outreach.Whether mixing and mingling with the A-list or at a backyard BBQ with friends, VeganSmart is dedicated to introducing better health and wellness for all and bridging the gap between wanting healthier food alternatives and having access to better food alternatives.Naturade owner and CMO Kareem Cook’s passion for health and impacting his community is one of the driving forces behind VeganSmart’s outreach and partnerships: “We at Naturade believe that the world is headed in a catastrophically unhealthy direction. We are dedicated to offering healthy alternatives and bringing our products to the communities that need them most. Whether you are vegan or are just trying to eat a more healthy diet, VeganSmart is for you.”Together, Naturade and VeganSmart are committed to the education and the introduction of healthier lifestyles for the community. For more information about the VeganSmart products, recipes, wellness tips, or upcoming events, visit read more

Chiefs pledge to publish salaries

first_img(Grand Chief Doug Kelly proposed motion to publish chief salaries. APTN/Photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Chiefs from across the country have committed to publishing their salaries.Chiefs who were gathered for an Assembly of First Nations meeting in Gatineau, Que., passed a resolution that would require them to make the salaries of reserve politicians public.The resolution, adopted by consensus, comes on the heels of a campaign launched by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) over the levels of reserve politician salaries.“This is not about responding to the CTF, but changing the nature of public debate,” said Grand Chief Doug Kelly, attending as a proxy for Soowahli First Nation in British Columbia, who proposed the resolution. “What is at issue is the inadequacy of government investment.”The resolution, however, also blasted a Conservative MP’s bill to force reserve politicians to publish their salaries.The resolution said the bill was “unnecessary” and “heavy-handed.”The AFN also released an analysis that the organization said blew holes into the CTF’s campaign against reserve politicians.The AFN said the organization had manipulated the numbers to make First Nations leaders look bad.last_img read more

Exit polls show tight Sicily race for centreright 5Star

first_imgMILAN – The last important vote before Italy’s national election took place Sunday in Sicily, where 4.6 million citizens were eligible to cast ballots for a new regional governor.Exit polls released after polling stations closed indicated a tight race between centre-right candidate Nello Musumeci and the populist 5-Star Movement’s Giancarlo Cancelleri. Both parties hope a victory in Sicily will give them momentum heading into the national race early next year.Ballots were not set to be counted until Monday morning.A victory by Musumeci would restore the island’s traditional political order after four years of a centre-left administration. On the other hand, a victory by the 5-Star movement would hand the populist party control of its first region, a complicated one with lagging economic growth, high youth unemployment and an embedded Mafia culture.The Sicily vote has turned into a proxy of sorts for national politics. All the major national party leaders, including former Premier Silvio Berlusconi for the centre-right, 5-Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo and Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi, converged on the island in recent weeks to stump for their candidates.Musumeci, a former Catania provincial president, has been backed by Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, the anti-EU Northern League and the right-wing Fratelli d’Italia, as the centre-right seeks to regain control over the island it governed for most of the last two decades.It remains unclear, however, to what extent a centre-right victory in Sicily would consolidate the alliance on a national level, where Berlusconi and Northern League leader Matteo Salvini are locked in a battle for dominance.“Although the centre-right is running united, the party leaders haven’t campaigned together and the key question of the leadership of the alliance remain unresolved,” said political analyst Wolfango Piccoli of Teneo Intelligence consultancy.The 5-Star Movement has made clear it won’t enter a coalition with any other party, weakening its chances of running a majority government even if it is the largest vote-getter.“That would make things even more complicated,” said Giovanni Orsina of Rome’s LUISS University, noting that 5-Star mayors in both Rome and Turin were facing political difficulties. “Imagine adding to that another complicated situation. I think they would be very happy not to win — to get a very good result, but to lose.”Renzi, who stepped down as Italy’s premier after a constitutional referendum he staked his political future on failed last December, has been the least visible on the Sicily campaign circuit. Analysts say the risk is that the Democratic Party candidate falls behind that of the far-left.The Democratic Party is becoming increasingly splintered and Renzi has been broadly criticized for such political missteps as his recent opposition to the confirmation of the Bank of Italy governor.“The left is a nightmare,” Orsina said. “Renzi is starting to become a tragic figure, showing how to lose everything in just a few months, from being the centre of the electoral system to becoming an electoral liability.”last_img read more

Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline could be 19B higher Kinder Morgan

first_imgOTTAWA – Kinder Morgan Canada says expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline could cost the federal government as much as $1.9 billion beyond the company’s original construction estimate and take 12 months longer to finish.The figures are included in documents the company filed Tuesday with the United States Security and Exchange Commission related to its plan to sell the pipeline to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.The sale price does not include how much more Canadians will pay to finish twinning the pipeline between Alberta and British Columbia. Finance Minister Bill Morneau won’t say how much Ottawa expects to spend on construction because he fears that would affect negotiations with construction contractors which are now underway.The $7.4 billion construction cost Kinder Morgan reported in February 2017 hasn’t been updated since the project hit political snags, construction delays and opposition in B.C.The first update of any kind came Tuesday when Kinder Morgan filed required documents as the company gears up for a shareholder vote on the sale in Calgary on August 30.In those pages, the company looks at a few different construction cost scenarios as part of a fairness evaluation of the sale offer to the Canadian government. The most expensive scenario pegs construction costs at $9.3 billion, taking until December 2021 to complete — a full year after the current timetable of December 2020.The government was quick to point out the figure is not an official cost forecast. An official in Morneau’s department, speaking on background because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the numbers do not specifically reflect the government’s expectation of what the final project cost will be.However Robyn Allan, an independent economist and former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, said Kinder Morgan wouldn’t evaluate the fairness of the sale based on numbers that have no bearing on reality.Allan, who said she has expertise on a number of multibillion infrastructure projects, believes in the end $9.3 billion will seem like a steal compared to the final price tag.“This is the least it’s going to cost,” said Allan.She said the biggest frustration is the lack of information coming from the federal government about the planned sale.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has staked the legacy of his government in part on being able to protect the environment without impeding Canada’s resource-based economy, and building this particular pipeline has become the symbol of whether that’s possible. The government stepped in to buy the pipeline in May after the company’s investors grew jittery that political opposition in B.C. would mean it never gets built.Although Canada approved construction in 2016, B.C. Premier John Horgan is trying to get judicial authority to restrict what can flow in the pipeline, and that uncertainty led Kinder Morgan to want to bail on the whole thing.Allan said the only detailed information Canadians have about the particulars of the sale is due to investor laws in the United States and Canada that require Kinder Morgan to file documents outlining the specifics of the deal. Since taxpayers are the shareholders of the project now, she said Canadians deserve the same level of disclosure from Ottawa and they aren’t getting it.B.C. New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen is equally frustrated, going so far as to call the government dishonest about the deal.“It’s frustrating, it’s really, really frustrating that at their core has been a murky and dishonest transaction with so much money involved,” he said. “I worry about what we’re going to get stuck with.”Morneau’s official said as soon as construction contracts are in place the government will freely release an official cost update, which he said should happen no later than next winter.The initial goal to finalize the sale in August has been delayed until September or October pending the Aug. 30 shareholder vote results.last_img read more

Federal government accelerates phaseout of ruptureprone rail tankers

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government is speeding up the timelines for the removal of rupture-prone tank cars from Canadian railroads.Ottawa has taken steps to phase out certain types of tank cars following the deadly train derailment and explosions in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people in 2013.Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced new timelines today that will now see CPC-1232 tank cars that carry crude oil phased out by Nov. 1 — which is 17 months earlier than the previous deadline.He says remaining DOT-111 tankers and CPC-1232 tank cars that transport highly volatile flammable liquids will be removed by Jan. 1 — more than six years sooner than an earlier target date.Federation of Canadian Municipalities president Vicki-May Hamm and Railway Association of Canada CEO Marc Brazeau welcomed the accelerated timelines, saying in separate statements that the cars’ removal will lower the safety risks for many communities.DOT-111s carrying volatile crude oil exploded in the Lac-Megantic disaster and the tanker models were completely removed from crude service two years ago.last_img read more