Indiana AG urges caution when seeking storm damage repairs

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is advising residents to approach storm damage repairs with caution. Be vigilant when selecting workers or companies to restore damage caused by recent storms.Hill has launched “Double check before you write a check” – a consumer protection campaign aimed at safeguarding Hoosiers from fraudulent business practices in the wake of severe weather that leaves homes, vehicles or other property damaged.Hill says residents should thoroughly scrutinize businesses or individuals that offer services door-to-door. Property owners should check backgrounds and always remember the best decision is an informed decision.Consider following these tips: Avoid agreeing to any repair or restoration work on the spot during initial contact with anyone offering services. Do not immediately sign contracts or agreements of any kind without first gathering information and researching businesses. Look for signs of credibility such as official websites that can be easily navigated and verified. Seek reviews and testimonials from former customers.Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of Attorney General if they believe they have been scammed after a severe weather event. They may do so by visiting here or calling 1-800-382-5516.last_img read more

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Jacksonville teacher arrested for steal prescription drugs from coworker

first_imgAuthorities have charged a teacher with grand theft after they say, they believe she may have stolen prescription drugs from a coworker.According to the report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received a call on February 19th from an employee at Duval Charter School at Southside.The victim told authorities that she had three Adderall pills in her purse but when she went to take the prescription, the pills were no longer there and she believes they may have been stolen.Investigators viewed the security tape at the school and found that Megan Mary Jones who also teaches at the school, was the only one who went in and out of the classroom while the victim’s things were left unattended.Jones has since been charged with grand theft of a controlled substance.last_img

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Quadri, Shao Are Top Seeds for Nigeria Open Â

first_imgNigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Portugal’s Jieni Shao are number one seeds in the men and women singles of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017.’In the seeding list released at the weekend by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Quadri who is ranked 29 in the world tops the men’s list while his continental rival – Egypt’s Omar Assar is number two seed. Assar is rated 38 in the world.Just as Portugal’s Jieni Shao tops the seeding list in the women’s singles, host nation – Olufunke Oshonaike is the only Nigerian that made the seeding list in the women’s singles event of the competition.2009 mixed doubles world champion, Qatar’s Li Ping is number three seed in the men’s singles, while defending champion, Finland’s Benedek Olah is fourth on the seeding list.Frenchman, Antoine Hachard is fifth while India’s talisman and 2016 Belgium Open champion, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is sixth on the seeding list.The second Egyptian on the seeding list is former African champion, Ahmed Saleh, who will be making his debut at the Nigeria Open, and he is seeded seventh while India’s southpaw, Sanil Shetty is eighth.Other top players that made the seeding cut are Scotland’s Gavin Rumgay (ninth);Romania’s duo of Rares Sipos and Alexandru Cazacu are 10th and 11th seed respectively.2014 Nigeria Open U-21 champion and quarterfinalist at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Nigeria’s Ojo Onaolapo is 12th on the seeding list while Nigeria-born Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu is 13th.Italy’s teenage sensation, Alessandro Baciocchi is 14th, India’s Sarthak Gandhi is 15thwhile Nigeria’s Kazeem Makanjuola complete the 16th ranked list.For the eight seeded female players listed, defending champion, Portugal’s Shao is number one while last year’s runner’s up, Hungary’s Szandra Pergel is second on the list.African women champion, Egypt’s Dina Meshref is third, Russia’s Olga Kulikova is fourth; Hungary’s Bernadett Balint is fifth, while six-time Olympian, Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike is sixth on the seeding list.Ukraine’s Ganna Farladanska and India’s Krittwika Roy are seventh and eighth seeds respectivelyShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Hearts coach Herbert Addo confident of victory over Djoliba

first_imgGhana Premier league side Hearts of Oak are optimistic of their chances ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup game against AC Djoliba on Friday.A 27-member delegation arrived in Bamako on Wednesday afternoon having left Accra by air.The Phobians will be given the chance to hold their final training session at the venue of the match on Thursday evening.Hearts coach Herbert Addo is hoping to record a favourable away result to make the second leg in Ghana a mere formality.“We did it in Senegal against our last opponents Olympique de Ngor so going away to Mali does not mean we can’t win,” he told Joy Sports.  “We are very hopeful of a good result in Mali and my players are well aware of what is at stake especially when you play away in tournaments of this nature. “Our form has been consistent and that makes me happy, we are not under any pressure and I know we can come home with a good result which obviously will make the second leg a mere formality.”The Accra-based club is now the only remaining local side in Africa this season following the early elimination of Asante Kotoko from the Caf Champions League.“We have a huge task ahead of us knowing very well that we are the only remaining Ghanaian side but that does not put pressure on us,” he added.Hearts won the maiden edition of the competition in 2004 when they defeated arch rivals Asante Kotoko 8-7 on penalties after the two legs ended 2-2.Hearts 18-man squad for Djoliba clash Goalkeepers: Soulama Abdulaye, Tetteh LuggardDefenders: Joseph Owusu Bempah, Fatau Mohammed, Shaun October, Isaac Oduro, Vincent Atinga (Leornard Taiwiah), Kwaku Andoh, Philip Boampong, Robin GnagneMidfielder: Kofi Abanga (Issah Mumumi), Emmanuel Saban Laryea, Paul Acquah, Richard Yamoah , Isaac MensahAttackers: Foovi Aguidi, Gilbert Fiamenyor, Eric Kumi GFA REPA.A. LAWAL (Eastern Regional Football Association Chairman)– TECHNICAL MEN:Herbert Addo (Head Coach)Dauda Lutterodt (Assistant Coach)Eddie Ansah (Goalkeepers trainer)Sabbah Quaye (Team Manager)Okyere Baffuor (Physiotherapist)Aliu Adjetey (Masseur)center_img OFFICIALS:Gerald Ankrah (The club’s Managing Director)Joe Addo (The club’s Corporate Affairs Manager)Muheed Said (Media Officer)Hackman Aidoo (Administrative Manager)last_img read more

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Donegal ETB launch new digital courses to teach you the skills employers are seeking

first_imgDonegal ETB has launched a new course in digital sales and marketing to give students vital skills to cater the needs of local employers.The Career Traineeship in Digital Marketing is the first of the new Career Traineeship to be introduced to Donegal. This new branch of traineeships have been created in response to employers calling for people with qualifications in certain sectors. The ETB will be answering these calls by training students to have a City and Guilds Level 3 diploma (QQI level 5 equivalent) and industry specific qualifications. This is a full-time programme beginning on May 22nd. Over 45 weeks, students will gain a focused education in Digital Marketing and get work experience with local employers to put their skills into practice.What would I learn? Modules on the course cover all aspects of the digital world and online business. Tutors will lead classes in social media, video, promotions, brand development, online advertising and search engine optimisation, to name a few! Click here to see the full list of modules on the dynamic programme. Do you want to boost your employability in the changing world of business?A certificate in Digital Sales and Marketing will benefit learners who want to gain analytical and creative skills above those demanded in traditional marketing and advertising. Why should I study with Donegal ETB?The ETB has carried out interviews with employers and identified the demand for digital marketing and sales skills. They have created this traineeship to cater to the needs of the sector, so you’ll be learning skills that will progress your career and improve your employability.The 45 week course includes 13 weeks of work placement with two businesses. The ETB’s programme coordinators aim to provide placements with large and small businesses, so learners can gain a unique insight into the digital marketing campaigns of different enterprises. Learners will also be able to use their skills to benefit smaller businesses as they share the training they’ve gained through class studies. It’s a win-win for all! There is an expert team of multidisciplinary tutors with Donegal ETB who will be available to support students at every step of their course. Tutors at the ETB are well-known for taking an active interest in each learner to ensure they succeed. Tutors will be visiting students regularly during the work-based learning placements to ensure employers are getting what they need and the students are gaining competence in the sector.Am I eligible to apply?The course is open to jobseekers and job changers.Applicants should have a QQI level 4 qualification or equivalent. Competent IT skills are essential and you must have an interest and an aptitude for marketing including digital marketing. A good level of written and spoken English How much does it cost?The programme is free to all job seekers and job changers. A Training Allowance will be paid to participants who have an entitlement to a Department of Social Protection payment. Travel and accommodation expenses are payable (Conditions apply). Childcare places are also available through the new Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme.How can I apply, and when can I start?The traineeship will begin 22 May and run for 45 weeks, including 13 weeks work placement. To find out more, call 074 91 20500 or email [email protected] you like more information?Visit https://goo.gl/2850nH for more detailsContact: Donegal Education and Training BoardLetterkenny Training CentreBallyraine Industrial EstateLetterkennyCo DonegalTel: 074 91 20500E-Mail: [email protected] ETB launch new digital courses to teach you the skills employers are seeking was last modified: May 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:digital marketingDonegal ETBsocial medialast_img read more

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