Right to Life of Southwest Indiana Travels to Washington DC for March for Life

first_imgPro-Life Hoosiers from southwest Indiana are traveling to Washington DC for the March for Life that will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Right to Life of Southwest Indiana is sponsoring its annual trip to Washington DC for the March for Life that draws hundreds of thousands of Americans who support the sanctity of human life.  This is the 27st year that the pro-life organization has organized and sponsored a trip.The March for Life memorializes the 44th anniversary of the January 22, 1973, Supreme Court’s infamous abortion decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that struck down all laws protecting unborn children and made abortion legal during the entire 9 months of pregnancy.  Since 1973, more than 59 million children have lost their lives to abortion.Executive Director of Right to Life, Mary Ellen Van Dyke said, “On January 22, 1973, 7 of 9 US Supreme Court Justices decided that unborn boys & girls are not persons. This decision–not a law–excluded an entire segment of Americans, and denied them equal protection under our Constitution, which says that all are created equal.  We march to give a voice to these voiceless Americans.  We stand with hundreds of thousands of Americans who travel to Washington DC to stand shoulder to shoulder in a peaceful march to give the greatest civil rights issue of all time–killing of unborn innocent human beings–a voice.”Why We March:The March gives voice to the children.  Even though abortion continues, it does not continue unchallenged.  The presence of those Americans who support the sanctity of human life is a call to the U.S. government and to all Americans that our voices are will be heard.The March gives encouragement to our fellow Pro-Life Legislators.The March encourages us to continue to speak for the unborn.The March trains young Life leaders.More than 500,000 pro-life Americans from across the United States are expected to attend and march in silent support for life from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Supreme Court Building.In addition to attending the March for Life, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will attend meetings in the office of Pro-Life US Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. to discuss upcoming Pro-Life legislation and Life issues.  The group will attend a meeting in the office of Senator Joe Donnelly as well to urge him to support Life saving legislation.In a Marist Poll of this week, 61% of Americans are against public funding of abortions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

News story: Home Office awards over £100 million to police transformation projects

first_img Transforming Forensics: this will improve how biometric services and digital forensics are used, including the development of a 24/7, faster, fingerprint identification service. The Digital Policing Portfolio: this aims to improve police’s use of technology, including by creating a single online hub. The hub allows members of the public to report low-level incidents – such as minor road collisions – online rather than having an officer manually record the information at their local station, providing a better service to the public and improving efficiency for the force. The National Enabling Programme: this will deliver a unified IT system across policing and deliver more joined-up working within and between forces. In Cumbria, for example, cloud-based note-taking technology allows officers preparing to question suspects in custody to view real-time information from victim interviews being conducted by other officers elsewhere, improving the response offered to those affected by crime. Criminals don’t stand still, and neither should our police forces. We’re determined to support police leaders in creating a modern, agile and responsive police service. The Police Transformation Fund is delivering real change in policing, and this new funding will continue to help forces improve efficiency and tackle threats like serious and organised crime. The government is investing more than £100 million of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future.The Home Secretary has approved up to £70 million for investment in 2018/19 in four national major police-led programmes covering forces in England and Wales and to manage the portfolio of projects to ensure maximum benefits are shared among forces.The programmes will transform how police use technology, make it easier for the public to engage with police online, and boost capacity to deal with major threats.Altogether this will help support the police in preventing and combating existing serious crime and being better equipped to deal with new types of crime.The Home Office also announces today (Wednesday 1 August) 15 successful bids to the fund, totalling £42.7 million across 2018/19 and 2019/20.Minister for Policing and the Fire Service Nick Hurd said:center_img The four police-led national programmes, which are already underway, include: Specialist Capabilities Programme: this will improve force-to-force resource sharing in key crime areas like roads policing and armed policing. In cyber-crime, for example, the programme seeks to ensure forces can tackle digitally-dependent crime, with oversight provided through regional organised crime units (ROCUs). The national programmes are expected to deliver cash savings, as well as improving efficiency by, for example, freeing up officers for frontline policing roles. Funding will be released in stages to the programmes subject to progress in delivery to provide ongoing assurance of this major investment.The fund was launched in May 2016 and aims to help police respond to changing crime and shape policing for the future.In phase 1 (2016/17 to 2017/18), 98 projects benefited from £223 million of funding. For phase 2 (2018/19 to 2019/20), investment will focus on the national programmes and meeting the demands of serious and organised crime.Read the full list of successful bidslast_img read more

March 24, 2018 Police Blotter

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Shaw: Man Utd move wasn’t easy

first_imgLuke Shaw is eager to kick on and make a name for himself at Manchester United after making his first appearance in almost six weeks against Chelsea. “I am still young and coming to the biggest club in the world hasn’t been easy for me,” Shaw told various national newspapers. “I haven’t been playing and there has been a lot of negative comments about me. “It is something that isn’t nice and I’ve tried to ignore it, but hopefully the Chelsea game is the start of me coming back. I am positive. It was my first performance for six weeks, so it was great to be back on the pitch.” Shaw admitted early in the season that Van Gaal had been right to criticise his fitness levels, with some continuing to question his condition after he was substituted at half-time during the FA Cup clash against Arsenal on March 9. But Shaw insists that was not the reason for his withdrawal and that he is enjoying his relationship with the United manager. “I haven’t been playing and there have been a lot of negative comments about me,” he said. “It is something that isn’t nice and I’ve tried to ignore it but hopefully this is the start of me coming back. “I saw a comment the other day saying I was taken off at half-time against Arsenal because I wasn’t fit enough, but that’s not true at all. This is coming from me and I know what the manager pulled me off for and it was not for my fitness because I could have carried on in the game. “I spoke with the manager about it. I felt my back a little bit and he just wanted to be careful because I am young and hopefully have a long future ahead of me. “Over the last three weeks, I have learned a lot from him and credit goes to him for trusting me in a big game like this one. He has two sides to him, but he is genuinely a really nice guy and a great manager.” Press Associationcenter_img The 19-year-old has not had the smoothest of starts to his Old Trafford career, being in and out of the side after manager Louis van Gaal publicly criticised his fitness levels in pre-season. But the full-back put in a solid performance in the 1-0 defeat to the Blues on Saturday and is hoping the period of adjustment following his big-money move from Southampton is at an end. last_img read more

Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks released on bail

first_imgFormer chief executive of News Corp’s British newspaper arm News International, Rebekah Brooks, was released on bail early on Monday morning after being questioned over the phone-hacking scandal.The British police had arrested Brooks, 43, as part of an investigation into the allegations of illegal voicemail interception and police bribery. Brooks had resigned over the allegations at News International’s News of the World tabloid, the paper she headed as its editor at the time some of the worst offences happened. She has, however, denied knowing about the hacking. The owner of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch, 80, his son James – the chairman of News International – and Brooks would be questioned by a British parliamentary committee on Tuesday. They are likely to face angry questions from politicians about suspicions that Britain’s parliament was misled over allegations of phone hacking by one of Murdoch’s newspapers. The 10-member panel of politicians on the culture, media and sport committee would focus on James Murdoch’s admission that parliament was misled over the hacking allegations. The Murdochs had initially declined to appear at the British parliamentary hearing, but later changed their minds amid escalating political and public condemnation of suspected media abuses at the News of the World. News International had previously pinned the blame for phone hacking crimes on a single rogue reporter who was convicted in 2007.last_img read more

Roger Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The two other seeds in action beside Federer lost.Nikolaz Basilashvili, the highest-ranked Georgian in ATP history at No. 19, upset fourth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 6-4, 6-1, and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany spoiled seventh-seeded Milos Raonic’s Dubai debut 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.Basilashvili will play for a spot in the quarterfinals against defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who beat Indian wild card Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT But Kohlschreiber forced a third set between them for only the third time. In that set, Federer forced an error to break for 2-0 and held, and cruised home.“(My thinking was to) just somehow get through. Somehow try not to lose,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased I was able to find a way. I actually played a really good third set, I thought.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFederer won his 99th tour title in October in Basel, and his bid for the 100th has ended so far in two semifinals, then the fourth round of the Australian Open.Next up for him is Fernando Verdasco, the 2017 Dubai runner-up to Andy Murray. Verdasco beat Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Roger Federer’s latest attempt to win his 100th ATP singles title made a shaky start at the Dubai Championships where he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.Federer entered the first-round match with a 13-0 record against the German, and broke in the first game to run through the first set.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war World-bound Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Executive Summary: A CEO’s Guide to Online Marketing

center_img , has many moving pieces.  But as a CEO, you don’t need to get caught up in the details of your company’s online marketing efforts. Instead, it is your job to understand how the costs, results and data surrounding online marketing impact the overall health and performance of your business. As a busy CEO, you likely don’t have much time. Because of this, we have condensed the important elements of online marketing into a brief executive summary. If you are reading this and are not an executive, I encourage you to share it with the executive team in your organization. Online marketing helps to reduce these costs and improve efficiencies for these KPIs as well as others. To put it as clear and simply as possible, a CEO should care about online marketing because: 4. Business Blogging for more detailed information about building an online marketing-focused business. Leave the details of keyword selection, content creation and social media engagement to your marketing team. As a CEO, it is important that you understand the broader components of online marketing and how they work together to drive lead and customer growth. Topics: “Online marketing reduces marketing costs while improving lead quality and volume, and provides detailed metrics for measurement and further improvement.” As a CEO, you probably don’t find yourself amidst the tactical details of marketing, but you are likely involved at some level in the staffing of the marketing department. Understand that the skill set for today’s marketer is changing. When hiring new marketing stars for your organization, you should look for people with a hybrid set of skills. New marketing team members need to be able to create and organize compelling content like a journalist. However, they also need to understand how to connect this content with business objectives and leverage data from web analytics and customer relationship management (CRM) software to iterate and make continued improvements. These are the marketers you need to help grow your business in a world of increasing online marketing domination. Think about these skills as you interview your next marketing hire. Online marketing, or inbound marketing as well call it at 3. Email Marketing online Marketing Hubs – Social media isn’t about teenagers playing on Facebook. It is about business prospects using networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to research new vendors, learn, connect with potential partners and much more. Social media finally gives a a way to map and influence word-of-mouth marketing in a way that has never existed before. – On the web, an email address is an incredible piece of information. Email connects people with social networks, friends and businesses in which they are interested. Email marketing, like most forms of online marketing, comes down to the issue of relevancy. Does your prospect want the information you are sending them?  Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective lead generation methods online, so investing in the right email service provider and email marketer can facilitate big business gains. as well as our HubSpot’s 2010 Online Marketing Blueprint Why Online Marketing Is Important Originally published Jul 13, 2010 12:30:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Social Media Statistics: 2. Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC) View morelast_img read more

Avoiding the Queue: Brick vs. Click [Cartoon]

first_imgAn ecommerce marketing cartoon. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Free Download: eCommerce Marketing eBookcenter_img Originally published Jan 20, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated July 03 2013 Ecommercelast_img read more

How to Leverage LinkedIn to Market Your Business with @LewisHowes [@InboundNow #10]

first_img or LewisHowes.com If a group already exists in your niche, Lewis recommends creating a new group but geographically focus it in your own area.  On Becoming a Trust Agent with Chris Brogan What are people still getting wrong? , and a professional speaker, who covers a number of social media topics but mostly focuses on how individuals and companies can better leverage LinkedIn. Using LinkedIn for Business Best Practices with Lewis Howes Originally published Mar 3, 2011 12:01:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 A two page document that you mail into a company doesn’t cut it anymore. Linkedin Answers Podcasting for Business & Email Marketing Best Practices with Christopher S. Penn Make sure your LinkedIn profile is filled out 100%.  To Join or Create? LinkedWorking This is a great way to grow your network and potentially gain a future referral or a client. How to Rock Your Facebook Fan Page with John Haydon You need something that houses all of your skills and makes it as easy as possible for the company looking to hire you to do their research. Past work experience Where to start with LinkedIn LinkedIn Doesn’t Work Give the best answer overall and DON’t sell in the answer. To grow a Linkedin Group (much like a Facebook Page) you must continually share out useful information and spark conversation with members. The headline of your profile In this episode of Inbound Now, we are joined by Lewis Howes. Lewis is the author of two books Company Pages on Linkedin The company pages are still in their infancy, but Lewis think they might “be as powerful, if not more powerful than the Facebook Page probably in the next 6 to 12 months” with some of the changes LinkedIn has on deck. This will be an interesting turn of events if this happens. Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland How to build these activites into your daily workflow Recommend one person per week. SportsNetworker.com How to leverage Linkedin Groups , founder of First define your goals. What are you doing on linkedin? Are you building an email list, or you trying to drive leads, traffic? Spend 45-60 minutes a week answer questions Add keywords in five main places in your LinkedIn profile: Bottom line: Provide value.  Develop one question per week and send in to at least 50 qualified people for response. Increase the odds that LinkedIn searchers will find your profile :center_img Linkedin Content Strategy for Groups E-mail and ask a compelling question to three people I want to know better LinkedIn is your Resume on Steroids Topics: In the specialties area . Some of Lewis’s daily/weekly LinkedIn activites include: Video in Your ProfileYou can add in video to your LinkedIn profileby following Lewis’s tutorial. For a preview of what this looks like take a look at Lewis’s profile.  LinkedIn SEO The morale of the story, create a company page on LinkedIn and have it up to date and optimized. How Small Companies are Evolving with New Technologies with Phil Simon LinkedIn Marketing This is because these people set up their profile and let it sit for months and didn’t do anything with it or reach out and connect with other like minded people on the network. and For the full transcript and audio from the show head to:  LinkedIn Master Strategies “When you think about it for a second, when other professionals or businesses are asking questions on LinkedIn, they have a specific pain point at that moment. How do I build a website? How do I do this, how do I do that? My IT’s down, and this and that, right? They have a specific pain point that needs to be solved right now. If you can offer them the best resource, the best answer, the best information and be extremely helpful to them, without trying to sell them but just being helpful, that’s the most targeted buyer or anyone who’s going to hire you at anytime is when they’re asking a pain question. ” “If it’s not filled out 100%, if they’re aren’t recommendations of people vouching for you, showing some social proof or creditability about what you’ve done before, you don’t have a picture, if you just don’t have anything, if you have misspellings, things like that, then it’s just going to look pretty poor. So you want to make sure you have it filled out 100%.” Leverage the Answers section of LinkedIn. In the summary This time around we chat about: Share free webinars, free whitepapers, great links, and other content that will resonant with your audience. Don’t blatantly sell, or your group is destined to suck. Follow up with a brief reply privately with the person who asked the question and let them know you would be happy to help them with anything else pertaining to the issue. On your Company Page right now you can add reviews/recommendations to your products page, add in videos, and link back to your site. Past Episodes The age old question still looms, “Should you create a group on LinkedIn or just join them?” People are raising there hands and asking a ton of questions on LinkedIn.  One of the biggest complaints Lewis sees is people exclaiming “LinkedIn Doesn’t work!” Enter to win a signed copy of Lewis’s Book! Lewis recommends joining every group possible in your niche. This is to get a feel of which groups would be worth investing some time in and which are just full of spammers. When you find groups that are bubbling with thoughtful conversation, jump in and start asking and answering questions. on Twitter A Daily Workflow on Linkedin The same principles of real life networking also apply on LinkedIn. If you were to go to a networking event and not talk with anyone, do you think you would built any relationships or potential business leads?  Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Reach out and connect with 5 influencial people @LewisHowes Stop Marketing and Start Engaging with Scott Stratten Current work experience Connect with Lewis Online Some common mistakes to avoid last_img read more