first_imgWorkers march in Durban, Oct. 8.Durban, South Africa – The Congress of South African Trade Unions followed a successful one-day national general strike on Oct. 7 with a spirited internationalist march and rally Oct. 8 in the city of Durban. The strike date coincided with the International Day for Decent Work, declared in 2008 by the International Trade Union Congress.COSATU General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali’s statement on the general strike summarized the situation: “The workers’ lives are getting worse as a result of the structural economy that we inherited from the colonial and apartheid past.” Although apartheid was defeated in South Africa, capitalism continues with its crises of unemployment (over 26 percent), inequality and poverty. (cosatu.org.za)The South African Communist Party, led by Blade Nzimande, endorsed the general strike in a statement published Oct. 7, adding, “SACP further supports COSATU’s call for the acceleration of processes to ensure the implementation of a national minimum wage.”  COSATU, the SACP and the African National Congress form the historic Tripartite Alliance that abolished apartheid and is continuing the fight against capitalism today.COSATU President Sidumo Dlamini made the call for the Oct. 8 march at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions, begun on Oct. 5 in Durban.One marcher, comrade Eric “Stalin” Mtshali, explained to this reporter that the site of the WFTU gathering, the Albert Luthuli International Convention Center, was formerly Durban Central Prison. There, he and other participants had been held during apartheid. The walls are now covered in murals and plaques dedicated to the struggle.COSATU slogans for the general strike, and at the march and rally joined by the WFTU, included implementation of free education, a national minimum wage, fight to defend collective bargaining and demand the total banning of labor brokering. Brokering is a form of outsourcing casual labor, comparable to temp agencies or day labor in the U.S. Education demands address the lack of access to college and vocational training for the country’s young people, who were numerous at this demonstation.The WFTU, representing 92 million workers in 136 countries, led a feeder march from the Luthuli center to the COSATU march, chanting, “Down, down with capitalism! Up, up with socialism!”International solidarity in motionSigns held by workers and students in the march read: “High electricity pricing kills the poor,” “We have a constitutional right to strike,” “Create jobs at a living wage now!” and the classic “An injury to one is an injury to all.” Shoppers and passersby gave thumbs up to the banners and signs.In addition to the largest-ever WFTU delegation from West African countries, hundreds of union members from places like Venezuela, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Palestine, Cuba, Europe and the U.S. joined chants of “Viva [long live] COSATU! Viva WFTU!” amid a sea of red banners, hats and shirts.COSATU invited North American WFTU delegates Diann Jeffers and Estela Vazquez, who were carrying a cardboard image of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, to join the front banner. Knowing that Lopez has been in prison longer than Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s labor leadership promoted solidarity with the movement to free him.Marchers from the U.S. included activists from 1199SEIU; Transit Workers Local 100; Communication Workers; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services; United Auto Workers; and the latest U.S. union to join the WFTU: Roofers Local 36 from Los Angeles. A Workers World Party banner with the slogan “Abolish Capitalism; Fight for a Socialist Future” was well received.The march ended at Curries Fountain Stadium, where a monument to the founding of COSATU there in 1985 was unveiled. A rally was co-chaired by COSATU President Dlamini and WFTU’s General Secretary George Mavrikos.Thanks were given to many unions for solidarity messages. Among these was one from UNITE HERE Local 26, the striking Harvard University Dining Service workers. The statement mentioned the local’s record of support for South African workers and COSATU in the struggle to defeat apartheid.President Mzwandile Makwayiba of South Africa’s National Education Health and Allied Workers Union addressed the final gathering as the newly named President of WFTU.The issues central to the South African labor movement resonate with working-class people from all over the world, whether in unions or not, employed or unemployed, who admire COSATU and look forward to the growth of anti-racist, social-justice unionism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_img Two Indiana soybean farmers will serve in national leadership roles in 2018, continuing the state’s commitment of leadership and service on the national level. Joe Steinkamp of Evansville, Ind. was elected to the American Soybean Association Governing Committee and Mark Seib of Poseyville, Ind. was elected to the United Soybean Board Executive Committee during the organizations’ December board meetings. Seib served on the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board from 2001-2010, and Steinkamp will retire from the Indiana Soybean Alliance board this year after nine years of service. Both acted as board chairmen during their tenures. Seib has served on USB since 2012 and will work with the USB officer board through his role as a member of the executive committee.“Being on the USB executive committee is an honor as we work with the officers to conduct business when the board is not in session,” Seib said. “The executive committee is the first to hear about new opportunities in the industry along with overseeing the committees within USB like oil, supply and demand and sustainability.”Steinkamp has served on the ASA board since 2012 and is currently in his second term.“What’s good for a soybean farmer in Indiana is good for a soybean farmer in the United States,” said Steinkamp. “On the leadership side of the policy organization, I have the opportunity to effect policy that makes a difference for the bottom line of the farm.”Indiana soybean farmers are positioned to assume national leadership roles for the industry to ensure Indiana farmers are represented on policy and checkoff issues. As a member of the nine-member governing committee, Steinkamp will oversee the business and affairs of the organization including fiscal and administrative affairs, daily governance work and personnel policies to name a few.“I’m excited to be part of the governing committee of ASA because policy is important to me and it affects our farm,” said Steinkamp. “Indiana is one of the four largest soybean-producing states in the country, so we need to be represented on national soybean boards.”This year, Mike Beard of Frankfort, Ind. retired off the USB board after nine years of service. Tom Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind. was appointed by the USDA in November to fill Beard’s seat. Dave Lowe of Dunkirk, Ind. and Kevin Wilson of Walton, Ind. also represent Indiana on the USB board.Also this year, Kendell Culp of Rensselaer, Ind. was elected to serve a second term on ASA’s board of directors.Source: ISA Indiana Farmers Assume National Leadership Positions By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 15, 2017 SHARE Previous articleA Cold January Looms in the Martin Winter Forecast on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleNewly Appointed Minnesota Senator Strong Supporter of Ethanol Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Assume National Leadership Positions SHARElast_img read more

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first_imgTwitter Twitter printTCU point guard Alex Robinson and TCU head coach Jamie Dixon walk off the court following their 70-61 defeat at the hands of Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Facing the Big 12 Tournament’s top seed Thursday, TCU had an opportunity to guarantee their participation in the NCAA Tournament. The Horned Frogs started fast, building an early 12-point lead, but their 18 turnovers came back to bite, as Kansas State utilized a 17-2 run early in the second half that put the game out of reach, 70-61.“We played well in the first half, but eventually the turnovers got to us,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We’ve proved that we’re a very good team; however, we’ve come up short against the top-10, top-12 team in the country in our league. Specifically, Kansas State, Texas Tech, and Kansas. Disappointed to lose this game because I thought we had the opportunity to win it.Now, the Horned Frogs have to wait three days to find out if their 20 wins are enough to garner an invite to March Madness in back-to-back seasons for the first tine since 1952-1953. Entering Thursday’s game against Kansas State, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi listed TCU as a No. 11 seed. CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm listed the Horned Frogs as a No. 10 seed.“I feel like we’ve definitely done enough since we got 20 wins in the best league in the country, that’s hard to do,” TCU guard Desmond Bane said. “Seven of our losses have come to top-12 teams in the country, others on the road, so I feel like we have no real bad losses. We’re deserving of a tournament bid.” TCU guard Desmond Bane drives to the rim against Kansas State’s Makol Mawien. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Early on, it did seem like TCU had an opportunity to win and cement their NCAA Tournament case as they built a 12-point lead, 23-11, over the game’s first 10 minutes.Bane picked up right where he left off in Wednesday’s victory over Oklahoma State, by drilling a three for the game’s first points. He finished with a team-high 16 points. Seniors JD Miller and Alex Robinson shortly followed with three-pointers of their own, which center Kevin Samuel backed up with six of his seven first-half points. Samuel finished with 11 points and five rebounds. However, the Horned Frogs momentum stalled in the first half’s final 10 minutes as a couple fouls caused Bane to sit for a significant amount of time. His absence allowed the Wildcats to climb back, as they scored off many high-percentage looks down low with Samuel attempting to protect the paint without fouling. Transition was also good to K-State as they scored eight fast-break points. TCU limped into the locker room with a two-point edge as K-State guard Xavier Sneed drilled a three-pointer from the left corner over guard Kendric Davis as time expired. Sneed had a game-high 19 points. “Sneed is an experienced guy, and he’s a big factor for their team,” Dixon said. “He made those big shots, at the end of the half was a devastating three.”The free-throw line allowed the Horned Frogs to stay in front during the first half, hitting on 9-of-13 while the Wildcats missed both of their attempts. In the end, both teams finished 10-of-15 from the line. Turnovers hampered TCU as Kansas-State scored nine points off nine Horned Frog giveaways. Conversely, TCU couldn’t capitalize off the Wildcats five first-half turnovers. K-State finished with 22 points off the 18 TCU turnovers, while the Horned Frogs only mustered four points off the Wildcats’ nine. After a Kouat Noi put-back lay-up that had the Horned Frogs up five, 39-34, the Wildcats ripped off a 17-2 run, putting them up 10, 51-41, with 12:45 to play. Noi struggled for the second time this season against the Wildcats, scoring just eight points on 2-of-8 shooting, 0-of-5 from three.“When I tried to shoot the ball, they were stuck to me, so I just tried to impact the game in a different way by moving without the ball, so even though I didn’t have a great scoring game, I felt I was able to still help the team as a rebounder,” Noi said. “I feel like today was one of my worst games this season, so they did a good job defensively.” The majority of those points were scored down low as guards Barry Brown Jr and Xavier Sneed as well as center Makol Mawien finished at the rim. “We tried to slow it down but eventually the turnovers got to us, and they got some transition baskets,” Dixon said.”A three after a missed free throw can really hurt, but the turnovers buy and large are eventually going to catch up to you and that’s where we got a lot of their baskets.”K-State guard Barry Brown Jr. looks to get past TCU guard Alex Robinson. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Down eight, 53-45, following a Samuel dunk, Bane willed TCU back into the game with five straight points via a three-pointer from the right corner and a lay-up in transition that had the Horned Frogs down three, 53-50. Still down three, 55-52, the game began to snowball back away from the Horned Frogs. Noi was called for touch-foul as Sneed connects from three, which turned into a four-point swing that had TCU down seven, 59-52. Another TCU turnover led to a Wildcats to put them up by nine, 61-52, with five minutes to play.TCU continued to fight as a Samuel dunk, a Davis lay-up in transition, and a Desmond Bane lay-up that had the Horned Frogs within three, 63-60. “We got a lot of fight in us, I knew there was nobody quitting when they went on that run,” Bane said. “We have been preaching stick together and stay together and that’s what we did. We were able to get some stops and make a few plays on the offensive end to cut down on the lead.”TCU center Kevin Samuel throws down a dunk against Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. However, Sneed scored the next five points, drilling a shot-clock beating three over Noi’s out-stretched hand in addition to a couple of free throws that put the game out of TCU’s reach for good, 70-60. ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleBane’s late-game heroics help men’s basketball steal victory from CowboysNext articleMarch sadness: Dixon ‘shocked’ by NCAA Tournament exclusion as men’s basketball head to NIT Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU point guard Alex Robinson and TCU head coach Jamie Dixon walk off the court following their 70-61 defeat at the hands of Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedinlast_img read more

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first_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Guidance for schools on how to re-open safely will be issued by the end of July.The government intends to open schools as fully as possible by the end of August and September.The Department of Education has acknowledged there will be increased staff required in some cases to allow schools to follow the guidelines.Secretary General of the Department of Education Sean O Foglu has told an Oireachtas committee the guidelines will be finalised in the coming weeks:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/schoodfgdfgdfls10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidance for schools reopening to be issued by end of July Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleFears reignite over controversial sewerage scheme plansNext articleDonegal hospitality sector ‘hit the hardest’ if VAT isn’t cut News Highland center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – July 10, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

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first_img Share this article View post tag: MQ-8C View post tag: LCS Photo: An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts underway operations with an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter and the USS Coronado (LCS 4). Photo: US Navy View post tag: USS Coronado US Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout on June 29.The ship’s crew worked with the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) for the IOT&E which will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the navy’s newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms.During the IOT&E, the MQ-8C Fire Scout performed several mission scenarios aboard Coronado off the coast of southern California.These operations are an important milestone for the LCS and Fire Scout programs, and demonstrated cohesion between the surface and aviation platforms, according to the navy.“The results, lessons learned, and recommendations reported on following this underway test period are absolutely invaluable to the future of the MQ-8C Fire Scout’s mission effectiveness and suitability to perform that mission,” said Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ervin, the lead for the VX-1 detachment aboard Coronado.Coronado and VX-1 conducted simulated engagements to evaluate Fire Scout’s role in target identification, intelligence gathering and surface warfare operations.The testing also focused on developing practices for simultaneously operating and maintaining both the MQ-8C Fire Scout and the MH-60S Seahawk. Results confirmed that while it requires extensive planning and coordination across the ship, simultaneous operations can be conducted.“It has been challenging and rewarding to be one of the first maintainers afforded the opportunity to take both aircraft aboard the ship. Working together, we made the overall product more functional and efficient for the fleet,” said Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Salvatore Greene, a member of VX-1.The first ship-based flight of the MQ-8C Fire Scout occurred aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) in December 2014, and previous underway testing was also conducted with USS Montgomery (LCS 8) in April 2017.Pierside testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout will continue onboard Coronado throughout mid-July with a focus on maintenance and cyber. View post tag: U SNavylast_img read more

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May 3, 2021

Groundskeeper

first_imgMows, trims, edges grass areas. Weeds, cultivates and mulchesflower and shrubbery beds. Plants, transplants and prunes trees,shrubs, and flowers. Grades, fertilizes, limes, and aerates sods,seeds, and waters. Clears wooded areas, prunes trees, and shrubs,remove fallen trees, branches, weeds and rubbish.Performs work associated with maintenance and repairs to campuslandscaping and gardens.Participates in landscaping project work.Patches asphalt or concrete areas. Performs traffic controlpainting and sign maintenance/ installation; as well as, groundsrelated painting.Sets up and operates trucks, tractors, mowers, excavators, andother grounds related equipment. Cleans and performs minorpreventative maintenance on grounds keeping equipment.Participates in campus exterior trash/recyclingcollection.Participates in snow removal or duties assigned in response tocollege emergencies, as necessary and/or directed.Assists in the implementation of college and non-collegeevents/activities.Effectively performs in a service environment and follows allcounty, state, college, and departmental policies andprocedures. This is an Essential Position and the employee must be availablefor campus emergencies, and to perform regular duties or otherassigned duties at times when the campus is closed to students andnon-essential staff. Subject to 24-hours standby or call-in forcampus emergencies. May be required to work overtime or specialhours as needed or required.Position Specific Essential Duties CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses. Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned. High school diploma or equivalent.Previous experience in institutional or commercial groundskeeping.Flexibility and ability to change shift when requested.Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record of less thanfive (5) points on driving record.Ability to participate in bloodborne pathogens training withinsix (6) months of employment.Hepatitis B vaccination or a signed waiver.center_img Background Check: Class DescriptionGroundskeeper is responsible for the care, maintenance, and repairof the college grounds and landscaping.Minimum Requirements Candidates may be required to successfully pass a backgroundinvestigation, to include driving, fingerprint and criminal historyevaluation.Candidates may be required to successfully complete a pre-hire,post-offer physical examination, including drug screening.last_img read more

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first_imgContact the warranty provider after the date the dealer stated it would remit payment and ensure the warranty was purchased by the dealership and is active. Ensure he or she receives a warranty contract at the time of sale and thoroughly reviews its terms; AG Curtis Hill Warns Hoosiers To Take ‘Buyer Beware’ Approach When Doing Business With Used Car DealersTwo recent cases resolved by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) serve as timely reminders to all Hoosiers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing used vehicles. In both scenarios, used car dealers failed to deliver titles and/or provide promised warranties to customers who paid for vehicles.In Delaware County, Capitol Motors LLC failed to procure warranties for 185 consumers. The business — owned and operated by Naim Mahmoud — advertised that each vehicle it sold came with a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty. Upon selling vehicles, however, the business regularly failed to forward payments to a third-party warranty provider, leaving buyers without warranty coverage. In addition, Capitol Motors failed to deliver valid vehicle titles within 31 days from the date of sale to 22 consumers, leaving those consumers unable to register or legally drive their newly-purchased cars and trucks.Following a complaint filed against Capitol Motors and Naim Mahmoud by the Office of the Attorney General, a Delaware County Circuit Court judge on March 27 ordered restitution totaling $62,480 for 185 consumers who purchased extended vehicle warranties that they never received. The judgment also provides court-ordered titles for two consumers. The judgment requires the defendants to pay civil penalties of $180,500. The defendants are also ordered to pay the state $450 in costs, producing a total judgment amount of $243,430. Finally, the judgment prohibits defendant Naim Mahmoud from owning, operating or managing another auto dealership in Indiana in the future.A similar case occurred in Allen County. Shaver Motors of Allen County, Inc., and its owner, John B. Shaver, III, accepted payment from 35 consumers for vehicle service contracts – i.e., warranties – and failed to forward the customers’ money to the warranty provider. This left consumers without the warranty coverage for which they paid. Additionally, Shaver Motors failed to provide titles to multiple customers.Following a complaint filed by the Office of the Attorney General, a judge with the Allen County Circuit Court on March 26 ordered Shaver Motors of Allen County to pay $65,506.85 in restitution to 37 consumers who purchased extended vehicle warranties that they never received. The defendants also were ordered to pay $3,000 to the state for costs associated with the case. The judgment also provided court-ordered titles for three consumers. In addition, the judgment prohibits defendant John Shaver from owning, operating or managing another auto dealership in Indiana in the future.The Office of the Attorney General recommends the following tips to help consumers avoid similar situations encountered by the consumers of Capitol Motors and Shaver Motors:When buying a warranty:If a consumer is buying a car from a dealership and purchases a warranty administered by a third party, the consumer should: If a consumer pays for a warranty contract and the warranty provider never receives payment from the dealership, the consumer should immediately notify his or her lien holder of the issue. In addition, the consumer should file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.When awaiting titles for newly-purchased used vehicles:Be aware that dealers have 31 days from the date of sale to deliver a valid title. Ensure you receive a “dealer title affidavit,” which should be completely filled out and signed by the dealer stating the current location of the title and the date the dealer expects to convey the title to you.center_img Ask the dealer when it will forward payment to the third-party warranty provider; and Ask either to see the title itself or a copy of the title; at a minimum, request to know the current location of the title. If failing to receive a title within 31 days, immediately file complaints with the Secretary of State Auto Dealer Division and also with the Attorney General’s office at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.Attached are the judgments from the cases relating to Capitol Motors in Delaware County and Shaver Motors in Allen County.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHAT”S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Are you disappointed that not one City Council member made a request to the City Controller to give them a detailed financial accounting of the Evansville Thunderbolts?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports. We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs.  Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them..If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgThe Real Bread Campaign is encouraging bakers across the country to bake a special loaf to celebrate Lammas.Taken from the Old English for loaf mass, Lammas, on 1 August, is an ancient harvest festival where bakers and millers came together to celebrate locally-produced bread.A number of bakeries have already announced activities to celebrate the day. For example, Denver Mill in Norfolk will collect wheat from a local organic farm in the morning, mill it and bake a Lammas loaf, which will blessed by the local vicar.Slow Bread in Whitstable will bake rosemary-seasoned Lammas loaves in the shape of the god of harvest, and The Hornbeam Centre in Walthamstow is offering families the chance to learn to bake or to bring their bread to share with others.“Not that we need an excuse to celebrate locally-produced Real Bread but Lammas is a perfect one,” commented Chris Young of The Real Bread Campaign. More information can be found at www.realbreadcampaign.org or contact Chris Young or Richard Watts at [email protected] or call 020 7837 1228.last_img read more

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first_imgRoss Warburton has been announced the new chairman of the Institute of Family Business (IFB). Warburton is the outgoing president of the Food and Drink Federation, and was awarded an MBE in 2004 for services to the food industry.He joined Warburtons as a fifth generation family member in 1985, holding the position of chairman from 1991 to 2001, before being succeeded by his cousin Jonathan Warburton. He continues to play an active role in the company.“I’m delighted to take up this appointment. Family firms are the backbone of the UK economy and a source of business stability at a time of economic uncertainty with their guiding principles of stewardship and entrepreneurship,” commented Warburton.“The IFB has expanded its membership rapidly in recent years and I look forward to helping to make sure the voice of family business is heard as widely as possible among policy makers and opinion formers.”He takes over the role of chairman of the IFB from Andrew Wates, of building and construction company Wates Group.The IFB is an independent, not-for-profit, politically neutral, membership association which supports the UK family-owned business sector through forums, representation and research.last_img read more

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