Anti emotional support animal fraud bill advances

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg,  Jean Leising to reduce emotional support animal fraud has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 95-0.Senate Bill 240 would allow individuals offering to rent or make available a dwelling to those with emotional support animals to request written proof of their need for the animal from a health service provider if their disability is not apparent.The bill would also make it a Class A infraction if an individual submits a request for an emotional support animal that falsely suggests they have a disability, entitling them to have the animal in a dwelling.“Emotional support animals are well-disciplined, important assistants to people with disabilities, but far too many people are claiming their pets are emotional support animals so they can live in a building that doesn’t allow animals,” Leising said. “These pets can be a nuisance to other residents and cause damage to the establishment. We need to reserve these rights for true emotional support animals and protect the integrity of those who truly require the animals’ assistance.”SB 240 will now move back to the Indiana Senate.last_img read more

Emergency food and shelter supplement received in Ripley County

first_imgAsian Vegetable Vegetarian Nutrition Local NaturalBatesville, In. — Ripley County Local Board has been chosen to receive $5,038 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county in Phase 35 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country.A Local Board made up of representatives from the community will determine how the funds awarded to Ripley County Local Board are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under the phase of the program.Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Karen Snyder,, please put EFSP in the subject for an application, PO Box 3465, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 812-537-2009. The deadline for applications to be received is October 5, 2018.last_img read more

More than eight tons of unwanted medications collected in Hoosier State

first_imgStatewide—On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Hoosiers participated in the 18th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” by visiting Indiana State Police Posts, locations sponsored by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, and other sites across the state.“Kudos to everyone who helped protect their loved ones from substance misuse by safely disposing of a total of over eight tons of medication,” said Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland. “We hope more people will take advantage of convenient prescription drop-off locations available year-round across Indiana.”In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the drug take-back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. 88 sites across Indiana partnered with the DEA to collect unused medication.During the one day event, the DEA reports that Hoosiers safely disposed of 16,483 pounds of unused medication. Collectively the Indiana State Police received 1,488 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted medications for proper disposal. Our partners from the IPLA and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy received 1,125 pounds of prescription medication. For more information about the bi-annual “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” or to find year-round disposal locations visit read more

MMH Acute Care Extension Site at Batesville Primary School to close today

first_imgBatesville, IN—As a result of the consistent decline in patients in the community presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, the last day for appointments at the Acute Care Extension Site at the Batesville Primary School will be today. Beginning Monday, appointments for all ill patients, including those with COVID-19-like symptoms, will be scheduled at the Margaret Mary Orthopaedic and Specialty Center located on State Route 129.MMH wants to reassure the community the health, well-being, and safety of every patient, visitor, and team member is of the highest priority. During this pandemic, MMH is adhering to the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and taking extra precautions to limit the potential exposure and spread of the virus, including:Masking all patients and team membersScreening all patients and team members for illness as they enter any MMH facilityEnforcing enhanced visitor restrictions to limit the number of individuals entering the facilityExtensively cleaning exam rooms and equipment between each patientRoutinely disinfecting common areas throughout the dayAdjusting appointment schedules to limit patient-to-patient interactionEstablishing COVID and Non-COVID care zones to prevent cross-contaminationProviding social distancing visual cues in waiting rooms and registration areasIf you are experiencing symptoms and need guidance on when to seek medical care, please call the MMH COVID-19 Hotline at 812.933.5556.last_img read more

Jol denies interest in striker Yilmaz

first_imgFulham boss Martin Jol has insisted there is “no truth” in speculation linking him with a summer move for Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz.The Dutchman was reported to be lining up the player as a potential replacement for Andy Johnson, whose contract expires at the end of the season.But Jol remains focused on securing a longer-term deal for Russian target man Pavel Pogrebnyak, who has been a big hit since his deadline-day move from Stuttgart.AdChoices广告Yilmaz, 26, has previously been linked with Arsenal and is said to be rated at around £4m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

FH : Holloway adapts to American style of play, becomes leader for SU

first_img Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Following a freshman season filled with fitness struggles, Iona Holloway spent her Winter Break training to compete for a starting spot. Her hard work paid off.When she took a fitness test with the rest of her Syracuse teammates, her 2K run dropped nearly a minute from her previous best.‘It was a big confidence booster,’ Holloway said. ‘I knew that I had that aspect of my game under control, so I could focus on really fighting for a position.’Now in her junior year, Holloway is an integral part of the Orange’s success this season. The back has been a key part of the SU defense, helping it to its No. 6 ranking. And for her performances in wins over Louisville and Boston University in September, Holloway was named the Big East and Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.But when Holloway first joined the team, she had to adjust to the athleticism in the American game. Head coach Ange Bradley and teammates said Holloway’s work ethic and willingness to learn quickly made her a valuable asset.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHolloway began playing field hockey in her native Scotland at age 8. She said an early start in the sport has played an integral role in her success. In Scotland, coaches put extra emphasis on learning the fundamental skills like hitting, sweeping and pushing at an early age. The young players also learn the sport exclusively on field turf rather than grass, which gives them a chance to practice the more intricate skills from early on, she said.Holloway played field hockey for her high school, Kelvinside Academy, the Scottish U16 and U18 international teams and the Scottish Hockey League before coming to Syracuse.She had to learn a different style of play in the United States.‘It’s a lot slower, the tempo of the game in Scotland, it’s not nearly as athletic as it is here,’ Holloway said. ‘But there’s probably a bit more of individual flair and a bit more emphasis on players using their elimination skills than there is here in America.’Bradley said Holloway’s fitness was lacking in her initial months on the team. The two met in December of Holloway’s freshman year to discuss a change. After the meeting, Bradley said Holloway went out of her comfort zone and embraced a change in fitness training, both physically and mentally.The change led to her vast improvement in fitness testing, and now Holloway is a team leader because of her work ethic, Bradley said.‘Iona gets out of her comfort zone, and she really encourages other players to get out of their comfort zone, too,’ Bradley said. ‘We encourage people that need help with their training to train with Iona.’Bradley said she feels that Holloway has improved greatly at Syracuse. That sentiment is shared by senior midfielder Martina Loncarica, who has noticed how far she has come.‘It was a big transformation,’ Loncarica said. ‘She came in with a lot of passion and desire, and her first year she didn’t start, but she worked so hard, and now she’s in the starting lineup and contributes a lot to our play.’Holloway said she was initially surprised when she found out she was named Big East and ECAC Defensive Player of the Week. As a defender, she doesn’t usually get much attention. But Holloway doesn’t get caught up in individual achievements.‘Individual honors are cool, but at the end of the day, they’re very minor in the grand scheme of things,’ she said. ‘We’re much more interested in the team’s success.’Holloway said she is focused on contributing to the Orange’s success as it looks to retain the Big East Championship crown. And Bradley knows Holloway will be crucial to the team’s late-season push to achieve that goal.‘I’m glad she’s on our team and not somebody else’s,’ Bradley said. ‘Because I’d hate to have to play against her.’jspramuk@syr.edulast_img read more

Thornton student releases EP

first_imgI’m stumped · Senior Katie Stump recently released an EP. – Photo courtesy of Katie StumpSenior popular music major Katie Stump was waiting in a Nashville terminal for her late flight to Los Angeles when she befriended a girl with a guitar. At the time, she had no idea that the friendship would change her life.“I saw she had a guitar, [so] I went up to her, and I just started a conversation because I figured somebody on a plane from Nashville to L.A. with a guitar [was probably] somebody I would get along with,” Stump said.The girl, Stump would soon find out, was 15-year-old Sophie Rose, a singer/songwriter who had recently signed with famous producer Dr. Luke, who has worked with artists such as Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and P!nk.Several months later, in December 2014, Stump attended Rose’s birthday party where she had the opportunity to meet several big names in the industry; among these was Grammy-winning producer Mikal Blue, who, along with working on Rose’s EP, has worked with artists such as Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic and Jason Mraz. Blue heard Stump play one of her original songs, “Treasure Map,” at the party, and asked for her contact information.“[Blue] and I started talking, and I sent him more of my songs, and he was just really impressed with what I did,” Stump said. “He said he wanted to produce a record for me, and I was like, ‘Yes, absolutely.’”It was then that they started work on Stump’s newest EP, Feels Like Home.Stump had been writing songs for the record since March 2014. The following January she and Blue began pre-production, and that March they began recording.“[Blue] pushed me to have a lot of production ideas and tell him what I wanted,” Stump said. “I feel like I gained a lot of confidence in that area of my music.”One such instance occurred when she asked Blue if he had any ideas for the percussion in one of her songs.“He was like, ‘Oh, I have the perfect instrument,’ and he [brought] it out and [told me to] play it,’” she said. “I was like, ‘I’m not a drummer, I don’t play.’ [But,] I tried it and I just fell in love with that thing. I never would have thought to put myself in that position.”In addition to learning more about production, Stump, who had previously considered herself a folk/pop artist, said she found herself opening up to different styles of music.“[My trip] to Nashville last summer really influenced my writing,” she said. “There was a lot of inspiration everywhere, and I wrote two of the songs that are on my EP during that trip.”One of these songs, “Sweeter,” showcases this inspiration.“I never really branded myself before as a country artist,” Stump said. “I still really don’t, but [“Sweeter”] just has that [country] sense, and that’s going to change things for me.”Stump’s EP contains five songs: “Treasure Map,” “Stutter,” “Sweeter,” “It’s Alright” and “Minnesota.”“Treasure Map,” the first single of the album, was co-written with Jason Afable in Nashville in 2014. Stump was inspired to write it after having traveled extensively that summer.“Every time I got on a plane, I would look out the window and just try to imagine my life in that city,” she said. “[But] every time I left, I would think, ‘You know, I don’t know if this is it.’ [What I realized] was that I was really more drawn to the people that I have in my life [rather] than where I geographically am.”Stump entered the writing session with Afable with this feeling of traveling and never feeling settled. What was special about this instance, she said, was that she began the writing process with no concrete ideas.“I was [explaining my feelings] and Jason was looking through his notebook, and he was like, ‘Well, I’ve had this title in my notebook forever, and I don’t know what to do with it. It’s called “Treasure Map,” and that sounds like the perfect fit for what you’re going through,’” Stump said.Having agreed on the title, the two artists finished the song within a few hours.“Treasure Map,” along with the rest of the songs on the EP, is special because it accurately represents Stump as both an artist and a person, she said.“I [think] there [is] a lot more truth in this record than there has been in the past,” Stump said. “A lot of it came really directly from my heart, which is something I was not necessarily the best at in my last album.”Stump’s efforts to channel herself into her work paid off: She and her EP, which was initially released on Sept. 18, were recently featured on KCAL 9 and E! News.“[The interview] at KCAL was just very eye-opening,” she said. “It was different from anything I’ve ever done. I’m just very, very lucky and very thankful.”Stump plans to promote her EP to USC students at Tommy’s Place on Thursday, Oct. 15. She will be performing with artists Drew Tabor and Trousdale.last_img read more

Mixed results for Tipp clubs in Junior League

first_imgClanwilliam made the most of home advantage to see off Clonakilty 29-17 in a Division 1 clash in Tipperary Town.Their great rivals Kilfeacle didn’t fare quite as well on their trip to Bandon, going down 17-10 to the Cork club.Defending champions didn’t have a game – their scheduled home tie against Richmond didn’t go ahead because of a waterlogged pitch. In Division 2 Thurles’s match in Presentation was postponed.Carrick-on-Suir did get play their third tier encounter against Killorglin but lost 17-10 at home.Fethard’s match also fell by the wayside.last_img read more

Ibrahimovic Close to Man Utd Deal

first_imgIbrahimovic removed the final barrier to his switch to the Premier League when he said he did not wish to be considered for Olympic duty at the 2016 Games in Rio following Sweden’s exit from Euro 2016.It will be his first spell in England after winning titles in four countries.Although the Swede repeatedly refused to confirm his plans during the Euros, Old Trafford was widely assumed to be the next destination in a career that has seen him win league championships in 13 of the last 15 seasons.Ibrahimovic was top scorer in France’s Ligue 1 last term with 38 goals but did not score as Sweden went out of Euro 2016 at the group stage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Zlatan Ibrahimovic should complete his long-anticipated move to Manchester United by the end of the week.The Swedish striker, 34, is a free agent after leaving Paris St-Germain and is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Old Trafford club.He will become the second signing for United boss Jose Mourinho, who replaced Louis van Gaal as manager in May.Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 22, has already completed a £30m move to United from Spanish side Villarreal.United have also made an improved offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, and are now waiting for his German club, Borussia Dortmund, to make a decision on the Armenian playmaker’s future.last_img read more