UPDATE: Man reported missing in Elkhart has been located UPDATE: William D. Stopczynski has been located, according to Elkhart Police.ORIGINAL STORY: Elkhart Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing man.William D. Stopczynski, a 69 year old white male, 5’09” 180 pounds with blonde/white hair and blue eyes was last seen at 1640hrs driving a 2014 Gold Dodge Caravan unknown plate number.William was last seen wearing blue jeans, plaid shirt, black winter jacket and green canvas shoes.William has family in the Granger/Mishawaka area and may be traveling that way.William takes medication and his family says he has dementia, it is unknown if he has the medication with him.Anyone that see or believes they have seen William, please contact the Elkhart Police Department at 574-295-7070. Previous articleWoman, 39, arrested in connected with Howard Township drug bustNext articlePolice order Art Van Furniture store to close early Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – March 8, 2020 0 371
Load remaining images The Soul Rebels brass band has become known for their love and appreciation for hip hop. They often invite hip hop legends, such as Rakim and Talib Kweli, to perform with them, and they even have a project called “De La Soul Rebels” where they pay tribute to the iconic rap trio. Their annual multi-night run at Brooklyn Bowl has been a breeding ground for this love for hip hop, as they’ve continuously performed with iconic rappers at the beloved venue.On Thursday night, the Soul Rebels invited Rakim and Melle Mel to join them on stage, and last night’s performance one-upped that lineup with a ridiculous roster of New York-centric special guests. Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence (also a part of the extended ATCQ family), Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, and cult heroes Mobb Deep all hit the stage with. It was an unforgettable night of New York hip hop, with Tribe and Mobb Deep hailing from Queens, and Wu-Tang a by-product of Staten Island. Of course, the Soul Rebels added their funky New Orleans flavor throughout the proceedings.Thankfully, photographer Andrew Scott Blackstein was on hand to capture all of these hip hop legends in one place at one time. See below for a gallery of his photos from the show. The Soul Rebels with Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep
Meier Skis Widespread Panic Collection Today, Colorado-based ski manufacturer Meier Skis has announced a new line of limited-edition Widespread Panic-themed equipment for the coming winter season. The company is offering up 6 different ski designs and 5 different snowboard designs based on various pieces of well-known imagery from throughout the band’s career. Each design is named after a Panic song, album, or tour.Notes the announcement,This collection’s set list includes the Light Fuse, Action Man, Sit n Ski, Ain’t Life Grand, Surprise Valley and Noteater graphics available on ALL MODELS of our handmade skis and snowboards. You’ll be rocking the slopes harder than Widespread Panic does at Red Rocks with these collab skis! They’re so rad that you will want some to ride and a set to admire on your wall.The announcement warns interested skiers to “act before Nov 1st and you can save $100 off your very own limited edition Widespread Panic skis or snowboard.” To access the early-bird discount, place your order here before the end of this month using the promo code “WP100”.Sit-N-Ski, Stand-N-Ski, Mount-On-Your-Wall-And-Admire-N-Ski…however you approach your winter sports, if you’re a fan of WSMFP, these skis (and snowboards) are for you.You can check out images of each of the items in Meier Skis’ Widespread Panic Collection in the gallery below. For more information, head here. Load remaining images
Carmen M. Reinhart, one of the world’s leading experts on international finance, has joined the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) as the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System.Reinhart’s work has informed the understanding of financial crises for more than a decade. She was co-author of “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly” with Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff, a publication that won the 2011 Arthur Ross Book Award for best book published on international affairs. She has also written on exchange rates, banking and sovereign debt crises, currency crashes, and contagion.“Professor Reinhart brings to the Kennedy School a profound and unique understanding of the world’s financial system at a time when the system is under severe stress,” said Iris Bohnet, HKS academic dean. “Her addition to the faculty will bolster the School’s research and teaching in the critical area of markets, business and government.”“I am thrilled with the opportunity to come to Harvard Kennedy School,” Reinhart said. “I look forward to working closely with other faculty, scholars, and researchers on some of the most pressing policy challenges of our time.”
Read Full Story The Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health aims to find new approaches to address the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related stress. Established in 2007, it is one of six Centers of Excellence funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as part of the Total Worker Health® (TWH) initiative. In September, NIOSH renewed the Center’s funding with a five-year grant totaling $6.5 million.“We believe that focusing on improving workplace physical and organizational environments can lessen risks and help both employees and companies thrive,” said the Center’s director and principal investigator Glorian Sorensen, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard Chan School.TWH represents a relatively new approach for NIOSH, which had traditionally focused on occupational injuries and illnesses, Sorensen said. The initiative aims to identify policies and programs that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.The shift is in response to a growing body of research evidence linking work environment and health outcomes. For example, stressful conditions at work such as long hours and little supervisor support have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and depression, and shift work with increased risk of sleep disorders, obesity, and injury. These factors in turn contribute to increased absences and turnover—and increased costs for employers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ decision to step down as the company’s CEO, in part to devote more energy toward his philanthropic work, shows the multi-billionaire’s growing interest in charitable work. Bezos, 57, gave $10 billion – the largest charitable donation of 2020, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy – to establish the Bezos Earth Fund to fight climate change. He also supports the Bezos Day One Fund, which donated $105.9 million in 2020 to organizations providing food and shelter to young families in need. In October, the Day One Fund opened the first Bezos Academy, a Montessori-inspired preschool geared toward low-income families in Des Moines, Washington.
Mid-summer rainfall combined with cooler fall weather could impact production for late-season cotton farmers throughout Georgia.Producers who planted their cotton between late-May and mid-June are delayed for harvest due to a deluge of rain during late-June-July and a late-October cold spell last week. “Growers that planted towards the end of our planting window got caught by a lot of rain,” said Guy Collins, a University of Georgia Extension cotton agronomist based on the Tifton campus. “They couldn’t get in the field when they wanted to, to plant cotton. Naturally, a lot of it struggled to get a good start.” Collins said this added “a whole new level of stress” that cotton farmers aren’t accustomed to dealing with. In other words, “we just got too much water, way too much water in areas,” he said.As rain slowed cotton’s development in the summer, cooler weather has stymied its growth the past couple of weeks, including a near-frost in south Georgia this past weekend. Toward the north end of south Georgia’s cotton belt, Dooly County’s temperature reached as low as 35 degrees Saturday night (Oct. 26). Cooler weather slows down development and maturity of cotton bolls that have yet to open. Frost can ultimately desiccate cotton plants, depending on the cotton’s maturity and the strength of the frost.Normally, by mid-November approximately 80 percent of the cotton crop has been harvested. This year, however, due to the crop’s delayed growth in certain areas, Collins believes it will be around mid- to late-November before the bulk of cotton will be harvested.As for the state’s crop as a whole, Collins is projecting anywhere from 700 to 900 pounds per acre on some fields and 1,200 to 1,300 pounds on others.“The crop is decent. It could be a lot worse,” Collins said. “There are very few home run fields. However, there are areas that have reported really good yields.”For more information about the state’s cotton crop, see ugacotton.com.
Quick now, pop quiz time: what percentage of your members are profitable? What percentage are significantly profitable, that is, generating upwards of $1000 per year in profits for the credit union?Last question: what percentage of your members cost the credit union money?Understand: credit unions are not banks – you know and live that – so you also know that at most credit unions there is no drive to chase out the unprofitable members. A credit union exists to help members better master their finances and, eventually, even the presently unprofitable may become profitable.Credit unions – consciously choose to provide members who may not be profitable with one on one financial counseling, also free enrollment in financial literacy classes and similar.That is all good. This service is part of the credit union DNA. But there is another issue with which to wrestle: how can the credit union best allocate its resources so that all members receive the best service possible? continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » To succeed in the future, financial institutions must embrace a culture of innovation that reinforces the process of digital transformation. To accomplish this, a bank or credit union must have strong leadership, openness to experimentation and risk, willingness to challenge the status quo, and solid business strategy that “pushes the limit” of what can be possible with modern technology. Most importantly, the institution must possess an overarching focus on the customer.Complacency continues to be one of the biggest challenges to becoming an innovative organization. It arises when strong revenues are being delivered, existing customers are not complaining, and shareholders are happy. (“If it ain’t broke …”) This is a dangerous scenario, however, since despite these positive indicators, we have also seen advanced digital technology being introduced, the competitive battlefield intensifying and the metrics for success shifting.Today, small fintech and large technology organizations have found ways to reduce costs, improve back office operations, deliver a better customer experience and create banking solutions never before imagined. Unlike the iterative innovations from the past, a premium is now being placed on “big ideas,” agility, and real-time application of data for personalized contextual experiences. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Last month, the hairstylist made headlines after she was spotted with a diamond band on that finger, something she took to Instagram to explain.Clare Crawley Courtesy of Clare Crawley/Instagram“People have noticed I wear this ring on my wedding finger, and have asked why! The truth is because it is a commitment to myself first and foremost, to embody self-love,” she wrote at the time. “In the past I found myself getting into relationships where there was little to no reciprocity, and in the end would feel depleted and empty. This is my promise to myself, to make sure I always had enough self love that no matter what happened, I was committed to loving myself unconditionally, and that is something no man could take away from me.”The new photos surfaced just one week after an episode of The Bachelorette aired in which Crawley referred to Dale Moss as her “fiancé” when the other men made fun of him.Clare Crawley and Dale Moss ABC; Shutterstock- Advertisement – Photos speak louder than words! Clare Crawley was just spotted rocking a large diamond ring on her left hand while shopping in her hometown of Sacramento, California.In the pics, posted by Entertainment Tonight, the Bachelorette, 39, is outside of Target wearing leggings and a hoodie. The casual outfit is dressed up by the large accessory on her hand.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The suitors on this season of The Bachelorette have slowly become more and more frustrated with Crawley’s interest in Moss, 32. During the October 26 episode, she spent nearly an hour with the model during a group date and then told producers she wanted to rush through the other dates.As Us Weekly previously reported, the Bachelor alum fell hard for Moss during the first two weeks of filming and decided to exit the show. In turn, Tayshia Adams stepped in to search for The One. Adams, 29, appeared in the promo for the Thursday, November 5, episode.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants – Advertisement –