Shirley Ann Jones, age 87 Osgood

first_imgShirley Ann Jones, age 87 of Osgood passed away on Thursday November 22, 2018 at Aspen Place in Greensburg.  She was born of July 8, 1931 the daughter of the late Theodore and Dorothy (Gilland) Hosmer.  She was the oldest of 10 children.She was a graduate of Napoleon High School class of 1949.  While in high school she worked as a nurse aide at Milan Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital.  After graduation she began to work for Osgood Super Market for years.  Shirley kept the books for the Osgood Super Market, Ray’s Country Store in Brooksburg and Ray’s Garage in Osgood.On April 26, 1950 she married Dudley Ray Jones and they were blessed with 5 children.  They spent the next 60 plus years together until Dudley’s death in the Osgood Community.Shirley is survived by sons; John Jones of Osgood, and Jeffrey Jones of St Petersburg, Florida, daughter Cathy Lafary of Champaign, Illinois, and several grand children and great grandchildren, brothers; Bill Hosmer of Delaware, Don Hosmer of Falmouth, Kentucky, Harley Hosmer of Owensboro, Kentucky, James Hosmer of Osgood, and Kenny Hosmer of Milan, sisters; Betty May of Versailles, Dorothy Doan of Lindsay, Oklahoma, Mary Thompson of Osgood, and Barbara Sue Peck of Osgood.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Alan, daughter Julie Ferguson, and grandchild Clarence Matthew McKay in 1989.Friends and family are invited to a public visitation from 10-12 on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  Funeral services will be held at 12 pm. Tuesday also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Greendale Cemetery.  Memorials maybe made out to the family in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Badgers No. 1 seed again in NCAA tournament

first_imgDespite a conference shakeup this season that saw many teams depart the WCHA for two new conferences — the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference — that won’t stop two familiar foes from squaring off this season.Wisconsin and North Dakota will meet this Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Cincinnati.After winning their two games at the Big Ten tournament in St. Paul, Minn., this past weekend, the Badgers (24-10-2) earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament, and in the process of winning the Big Ten Tournament Championship actually aided North Dakota in getting into the NCAA tournament.“Getting matched up there with North Dakota just tells me that the gauntlet starts right now,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said in a press conference Sunday. “There’s four games to get to the top of the mountain and the gauntlet starts right now. Every team is going to be tough and we are starting with a foe that we have a history with so it should be an awesome game.”In the other newly formed conference this year, the NCHC, North Dakota (23-13-3) finished the regular season in second place. That second place finish though still did not guarantee UND a spot in the NCAA tournament and it found itself on the bubble heading into this past weekend’s NCHC tournament, which took place just down the road from the Big Ten Tournament at the Target Center in Minneapolis.North Dakota fell in the semifinal game Friday night to Miami (OH), and was still very much on the edge of making the 16-team NCAA tournament field. But UND played its way into the tournament with a 5-0 win over Western Michigan Saturday in the third place game, and was aided by Wisconsin who beat tournament hopeful Ohio State and ended the Buckeyes’ season. Had Ohio State come away with the Big Ten’s automatic bid to the tournament, North Dakota very well might have been on the outside looking in.After helping UND into the tournament, Wisconsin will now do battle with one of its biggest rivals second to only Minnesota. The two programs spent many years together in the old WCHA and are very familiar with one another, evidenced by the 165 games played all-time between Badgers and the team formerly known as the Fighting Sioux, but who no longer has a nickname for the time being.“We’ve played them quite a bit,” Senior forward Jefferson Dahl said. “We know what they’re going to bring, they know what we’re going to bring. We’re just looking forward to the opportunity and I’m sure it will be a good one.”In the two schools most recent meeting, a two-game series in Grand Forks which was the only meeting between the two teams last season, Wisconsin tied the first game but lost the second game. Wisconsin has struggled somewhat in the last 10 games against UND, as well, with a record of 3-5-2. The Badgers did sweep North Dakota two seasons ago, though, which accounted for two of the three wins in the last 10.North Dakota is led in scoring by Rocco Grimaldi who has 36 points this season, including 14 goals. But the UND offense isn’t just limited to Grimaldi as seven other skaters have 20 or more points this season. Ten players have 10 or more assists for North Dakota as well. In net, Zane Gothberg has seen the majority of the minutes and has started 28 games this season for the Green and White. Gothberg has a goals-against-average of 2.05 this season and a save percentage of .923.Wisconsin is also looking to rebound from its most recent NCAA tournament game against North Dakota, which was actually played at the Kohl Center back in 2008. Wisconsin lost the regional final game 3-2, with North Dakota earning the trip to the Frozen Four that season.History, though, bodes well for Wisconsin as a No. 1 seed. The two more recent times Wisconsin was a No. 1 were 2006 and 2010 and both of those years the Badgers went on to the National Championship game, winning it all in 2006.“Everyone is fighting for their lives at this point. It’s a life or death situation,” senior captain Frankie Simonelli said. “That’s one thing that we came across the season this year. We’ve done a good job of finishing teams off … we’ve had some good comebacks when we were down and I think that’s something we’ll build on.”last_img read more

LeBron James addresses Kyrie Irving’s apology call

first_imgLeBron James opened up for the first time about a recent phone conversation he had with Kyrie Irving, revealing the two former teammates are in a good spot now. “We talked and it was a great conversation,” James said of Irving’s apology call, though he wouldn’t reveal any of the specific details of the conversation. Instead, James explained, “He told y’all what he said.” “Me and Kyrie are in a good place right now. I love the man that he’s becoming, I love the challenges he’s accepted and I always wish the best for him,” James told The Athletic on Saturday.Amid frustration with the Celtics’ youth, Irving revealed last month that he called James to apologize for “being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips” when the two were teammates on the Cavaliers. The call came after Irving was critical about some of his current teammates, saying, “The young guys don’t know what it takes to be a championship level team.” Related News James also discussed Irving’s recent comments about his free agency when he acknowledged his future was up in the air. The Lakers star said he thought Irving “handled it great.“His post interview was great as well,” James said. “Just a lot of things that’s going on in our league right now, and the one thing you want to focus on is getting that team to place where he wanted it to be, and that’s competing for a championship.”Irving said Friday before the Knicks-Celtics game: “I spent the last eight years trying to do what everybody else wanted me to do in terms of making my decisions and trying to validate through the media, through other personnel, managers, anybody in this business … and I don’t owe anybody sh—.” Kyrie Irving: Knicks trade talk ‘nothing but a distraction’ His comments created a stir from Knicks fans and Irving addressed the issue again after the game. “Obviously you’d hope it would quiet down, but it doesn’t help when across the league it’s just outside noise again, and my name gets thrown into it,” Irving said after Friday’s victory. “Conversations, speculations, everybody’s worried about their credibility. I don’t know how this media empire works. I know it’s a bunch of nonsense to me. So I have a focus on winning a championship this year, and that’s where my focus is going to stay.”last_img read more

Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.

first_imgBrand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal.                     South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK.                   GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.last_img read more

Ready For Zero – Bringing Transparency to Online Debt Management

first_imgTags:#Finance#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Launched last month, Ready for Zero co-founder Rod Ebrahimi says that the system is already tracking $29 million in credit card debt. But it isn’t simply a matter of tracking – and helping users track – debt. Ready for Zero has recently partnered with the peer-to-peer lending network, Lending Club. By monitoring its users debt and their work towards paying it off, Ready for Zero can give a snapshot of one aspect of someone’s financial health, and Ready for Zero makes it easy to share that with potential lenders at Lending Club. This means that people can apply for P2P debt consolidation loans at rates that are typically far lower than other banks and lending institutions.As the startup expands, Ready for Zero says it plans to eventually give users the option to make payments, not just monitor payments, through their interface. “We’re just three guys and we’re a technical team,” says Ebrahimi. But the startup is hoping that by merging that technical expertise with more open data, that Ready for Zero can scale up while helping the rest of us scale back our debt. Related Posts As of June of 2010, the total U.S. consumer debt was $2.40 trillion. As much as 98% of the revolving debt in the U.S. is credit card debt, and the average household carries about $8000 in credit card debt. As daunting as those statistics are for the country as a whole, the choices faced by the individuals who are in debt and who want to eliminate it are just as depressing.Information about debt reduction can be difficult to find, and there are plenty of questionable practices by banks and by debt consolidation companies that just serve to muddy the waters.So making the task of tackling your debt easy and transparent is a big part of the mission of the YC-backed company Ready for Zero. Ready for Zero a free service with a very simple interface that helps clarify your financial status and plan your way out of debt. Much like Mint.com, you sign up and link your credit card information, and then Ready for Zero offers you counselling based on your interest rates, balance, and target date for being debt-free.The emphasis here is on transparency and interactivity, and users can see how adjusting payment amounts, for example, change their status. The software also offers other advice, including tips on how and when to approach a bank to renegotiate your interest rate. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoReal Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatter

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard hopes he’s gone some way to silencing his critics after his first goal for Real Madrid.Hazard struck in victory over Granada on Saturday.And he said, “The first goal is always complicated, but then you play with more confidence. I hope to score many more for this great club. It is important to score. “People are talking and I have heard many things.”That is why it is important to score goals for me.” last_img read more

$80M Provided for Education Ministry Renovations

first_img The Government has allocated approximately $80 million to renovate the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s head office at National Heroes Circle and its Caenwood Centre facilities on Arnold Road in Kingston during the 2018/19 fiscal yearDetails are provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Work at the National Heroes Circle complex will entail renovation of the bathroom facilities and construction of a perimeter wall.Activities at Caenwood Centre will involve improvements to Grant Hall, Allen Hall, the Georgian Building and the former CPC building, along with upgrading of the sanitary facilities and air-conditioning systems.The Education Ministry has received $103 billion for recurrent expenses and $1.6 billion for capital expenditure during 2018/19, which is cumulatively the second largest allocation from this year’s Budget, totalling $773.6 billion.The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has been allocated the largest sum, with $240 billion for recurrent expenses and $155 billion for capital expenditure.A total of $560 billion of the Government’s overall Budget is earmarked for recurrent (housekeeping) expenses and $213.6 billion for capital (development) projects. Work at the National Heroes Circle complex will entail renovation of the bathroom facilities and construction of a perimeter wall. The Government has allocated approximately $1 billion to renovate the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s head office at National Heroes Circle and its Caenwood Centre facilities on Arnold Road in Kingston during the 2018/19 fiscal year The Education Ministry has received $103 billion for recurrent expenses and $1.6 billion for capital expenditure during 2018/19, which is cumulatively the second largest allocation from this year’s Budget, totalling $773.6 billion. Story Highlightslast_img read more

History turned to ashes

first_imgPerhaps there cannot be one objective definition of loss or agony. And when it is of magnitude as that of Notre Dame, hearts sear in pain and torment. As decades of heritage went up in flames, uncountable memories, moments and meanings were buried deep and destroyed. Such creations are iconic and they remind us of the immense creativity and masterstrokes of our forefathers that have stood the test of time. The cathedral has an extraordinary power as a symbol of France and sympathising with the French in their moment of loss, people from all over the world mourned together. France’s loss was their loss, too. After all, Notre Dame is a summit of human achievement — a timeless expression of the quest for goodness, beauty and comprehension of mankind. It was indeed a ‘part of us is burning’ feeling as most aptly put by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Paris cathedral has a specific place in the collective consciousness, in France, in Europe and everywhere else in the world. It has been the most visited monument in Europe for epochs, through war and peace alike. This stone structure speaks of French history and its roots where the Christian faith held a decisive spot. With this history turning into ashes within hours, the 96-metre high spire vanishing into oblivion and the smoke clouding the Paris skyline; it was a heart-wrenching sight for hundreds of those who witnessed the collapse. Notre Dame, meaning ‘Our Lady’ in English, has been a witness to several key historical moments, with almost 13 million people visiting the cathedral every year. Just outside is a plaque that marks ‘Point Zero’ — the official centre of the capital and the marker in France from which all distances to Paris are measured. From Napoleon Bonaparte’s coronation as emperor in 1804, Joan of Arc’s beautification, several world leaders attending the memorial services for former French presidents Charles de Gaulle and François Mitterrand, to remaining largely unscathed during the two World Wars, ringing of the tenor bell to mark the end of Nazi occupation in 1944 and holding the centre stage for literary depiction in famous novels; Notre Dame has transformed itself into a character. Fifty people have been assigned to investigate the fire. As flames ravaged the cathedral’s roof, praises poured in for the ‘courage and determination’ of firefighters who ‘risked their own lives’ to salvage the building’s stone structure and its twin towers. President Macron has vowed to reconstruct it within five years and to make it ‘even more beautiful’. However, the real challenge will be to convert this catastrophe into an opportunity to come together and rebuild one of the earth’s most beautiful and historic epicentres.last_img read more

Millionaires fleeing India in larger numbers Report

first_imgNew Delhi: All the chest thumping over a big leap forward in the ease of doing business index and the tag of the world’s fastest growing economy in the world may not be of much worth, as a new report suggests that Indians who have the means to quit the country are doing so and in increasing numbers. India saw the third highest outflow of wealthy individuals last year. Nearly 5,000 millionaires, or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), left the country, which is 2 per cent of the total number of HNWIs in India, says the Global Wealth Migration Review (GWMR) 2019 by AfrAsia Bank and research firm New World Wealth. The net outflow of HNWIs that India saw in 2018, was even faster than the UK, which is in the middle of a political turmoil owing to Brexit. The UK for the last three decades was ranked among the countries with the highest number of inflow of wealthy individuals but the trend reversed sharply in the last two years, thanks to Brexit. China topped the list, as its economy is starting to show the impact of the trade battle with the US. Things might worsen for the worlds’ second largest economy after the US slapped fresh tariffs on China last week. Russia occupied the second spot, ahead of India, as the Russian economy grapples with the impact of multiple embargoes. For the migrating millionaires, the US and Australia topped the list of the most soought after country destinations. The report also pointed out another critical problem with the Indian economy of the degree of inequality growing at an alarming rate. The HNWIs hold nearly half the total wealth in the country. While the worldwide average of this measure was 36 per cent, it was as high as 48 per cent in India. Nevertheless, India’s total wealth is set to grow at a handsome rate in the next 10 years. The GWMR notes that India will outperform the UK and Germany in terms of wealth generation to become the fourth largest wealth market in the world by 2028. Among the cities which will drive this growth in the next 10 years are Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Delhi would do so on the back of its well-diversified economy and strength in a number of key sectors, Bangalore on its prowess in the fields of IT and R&D, and Hyderabad on the base of its being the “Pharmaceutical Capital of India” and its many special economic zones, the report said. However, the report also went on to mention that the outflow of HNWIs from India and China “are not particularly concerning” as both the countries are still producing far more new HNWIs than they are losing. “Also, once the standard of living in these countries improves, we expect several wealthy people to move back,” the report noted.last_img read more