Student arrested following break-in

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first_imgPolice arrested Notre Dame freshman Brian McCurren early Sunday morning for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing a South Bend wellness facility, Therapeutic Indulgence, Saturday night, according to a WSBT report and McCurren’s attorney Stan Wruble.“It would be premature to [comment] at this time since the investigation is ongoing,” Wruble, an adjunct law professor at Notre Dame, said in an email to The Observer on Monday night. “…I can confirm that Brian was arrested Sunday and released from the county jail late this afternoon.“It is my understanding that no formal charges have been filed as of yet, despite other media reports to the contrary. I would expect formal charges to be filed soon.”WSBT reported Monday that police arrested McCurren on charges of burglary, vandalism and underage drinking.Kim Miller, esthetician at Therapeutic Indulgence, told The Observer that massage therapist Natalie Harling arrived Sunday for an appointment at the facility and discovered the break-in.“[Harling] showed up at 8:30 or 9 o’clock and noticed that our front door was kind of messed up and our side door was pretty banged up as well, and when she did get in there was powder all over the ground,” Miller said. “… The police went upstairs and they found the guy in the kitchen passed out where he was surrounded by Hot Pockets and Drumstick ice cream.“He had gotten into our freezer and just had a heyday. He was apparently very hungry. There was a frozen dinner in the oven that was burning and the smoke detector was going off.”Miller said the intruder attempted to enter the business, which is located in a “historical house,” from multiple access points.“He eventually got into the house because he tried all of our entrances and couldn’t get through,” she said. “Our Jefferson Boulevard entrance — he took a 100 pound concrete flower pot, threw it trough the glass door and entered our enclosed porch.“There’s a second door, and we lock that, so he couldn’t get through the second door. He decided to take a hammer and beat his way through the wall, an interior wall to get into the place, so that whole wall is just completely obliterated.”Miller said the intruder sprayed a fire extinguisher throughout the building but left the business’s valuables unmoved.“He didn’t damage anything as far as our computers; he didn’t try to get our money,” she said. “Our desk is completely untouched. Basically it was like a rampage. He went on a destructive rampage.”Miller said the man whom police escorted from the building was “completely messed up” and “wasn’t aware of what was happening.”She said the employees of Therapeutic Indulgence had conflicting reactions to the alleged break-in and vandalism.“I think that we were just blown away by how bizarre it was,” she said. “We’ve all been laughing about it because it’s just so insane, absolutely crazy, completely pointless, just mindless destruction.”Miller said Therapeutic Indulgence will continue to operate but may relocate temporarily to the second floor of the Emporium building in South Bend.Tags: break-in, burglary, student break-in, therapeutic indulgencelast_img read more

Governors: U.S. Anti-Solar Tariff Decision Could Eliminate 88,000 American Jobs

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Denver Post:U.S. trade panel on Friday found solar panel imports are hurting domestic businesses that operate in the industry, a decision that could lead to tariffs on the clean-energy parts that one group says could cost Colorado 2,000 jobs annually.The International Trade Commission said it has determined that the imports are coming into the U.S. “in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or threat of serious injury, to the domestic industry.”The panel will now determine how to remedy the issue — potentially through tariffs that would go before President Donald Trump for approval.More: International Trade Commission makes finding on solar panel imports that industry group says could cost Colorado 2,000 jobs Governors: U.S. Anti-Solar Tariff Decision Could Eliminate 88,000 American Jobslast_img read more

How to become a credit union ninja

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first_imgWhile I am not a black belt in Taekwondo myself, I have spent many hours sitting before a group of students listening to my daughters recite the Tenets of Taekwondo at the start of each class.  At the ages of 6 and 8, I’m not sure they even understand the words they are saying, but I do know that over time these Tenets are slowly being engrained into them and are shaping their character.There are five tenets of Taekwondo that all believe. These core values are the center of practice: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.  Each has a special focus – a mission statement – to build students of Taekwondo.Courtesy – Refers to showing courtesy to all others in the classroom and outside observing correct etiquette and manners.  Your behavior and attitude must include proper courtesy at all times.Integrity – You not only determine what is right from wrong, but you stand up for what is ethically correct. You are honest and have strong moral principles and work hard to be beyond corruption. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Incorporating loss aversion (without being negative)

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first_imgIt will probably not surprise you to learn that people hate to lose things (especially if you have ever had small children or watched them play). Does this sound familiar? Five-year-old Dylan is playing contentedly in the playroom surrounded by far too many toys for one child to play with at any given time. Eventually, Suzie wanders up, and chooses a toy off the periphery, far outside Dylan’s immediate reach. But for some reason, he screams, “Noooo! I was just about to play with that!” Somehow, this random toy – which could be anything from an empty box to a Transformer to a Barbie – has now become his absolute favorite and he cannot give it up. Though…none of the other toys are great candidates to hand over to Suzie either – he does not want to lose the opportunity to play with ANY of them. Whether you have kids or not, I’m sure you know what I am talking about. We as parents know and talk about how ridiculous it is. And yet…our subconscious brain does this exact same thing all day, every day. We never really unlearn this behavior, we simply know how to control it outwardly. Your subconscious brain is basically a two-year-old throwing a tantrum and freaking out when someone else tries to play with your wonder woman doll…even if you weren’t using it at that exact moment. Sad, but true. LOSSES OR GAINS?So what have we done in our society? Gotten it completely backwards unfortunately. We have looked at this behavior and said, “People like things, so we should give them more things!” We have created a gain-riddled society built on punch cards and reward programs intended to create loyalty, but that (more often than not) are gathering dust between the driver’s seat and the center console in the car. Gains are not the key to driving behavior – losses are (but they don’t have to be negative). Studies have shown it takes DOUBLE the joy felt by a gain to equal the pain felt by a loss. So, it would take finding $40 on the street to equal the distress you felt if you lost $20 from your own wallet.CREDIT UNION EXAMPLESo, how can you use this in your credit union, without being negative? Consider those points promotions you probably run all the time. Have you ever sent something out that has a message like, “Swipe your card 20 times this month and we will give you $50?”The member who receives that will probably think, “$50 is a lot of money! I will definitely do that!” and set the flyer in a “safe place” to make sure they remember. When they clean out that “safe place” drawer in three months, they realize they forgot…but vow to follow the steps next time they get a promotion like that. The problem is that is focused on a potential gain (and, in far too many cases, one were they will not see their bonus points for 90 or 120 days after the promotion ends). This means it is a lot less motivating than a potential loss. So, what I recommend is flipping it around. Instead say, “We have put $50 in your account, if you use your card 20 times this month, you get to keep it.” (See image)And note, of course, those funds are in the Current Balance (not the Available) and there are things to review with your compliance department to make sure you are complying with the proper regulations. With this approach, the member can see the money – so their brain will take perceived ownership over it. And that is when loss aversion takes hold. They have started planning for all the things they will use that $50 for – maybe a new pair of shoes or some other treat. Whatever their plan for the money, I can pretty much guarantee that this approach would motivate more people to swipe than the theoretical-$50-you-might-get-someday-if-you-swipe approach.If you want to learn more about the concept of Loss Aversion and how to apply it in your credit union, check out episode 9 of The Brainy Business podcast (it also comes with a free worksheet to help you find ways to apply the concept). 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melina Palmer Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that … Web: www.thebrainybusiness.com Detailslast_img read more

U.S. daily coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 for the first time

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first_img– Advertisement – – CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn and Terri Cullen contributed reporting to this story. – Advertisement – The number of new daily coronavirus cases recorded in the U.S. surpassed 100,000 for the time Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).JHU data showed 102,831 new Covid-19 infections were recorded, up from 91,530 cases the day before.JHU data showed 1,097 deaths were recorded Wednesday, lower than the 1,134 deaths reported the previous day. In total, the coronavirus has caused 233,734 fatalities in the U.S. The grim daily record comes after data showed a soaring number of hospitalizations due to the virus in many states, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, with the surge most pronounced in the Midwest and Southwest.Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week, according to AP. Officials in Iowa and Missouri also warned that hospital bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed.The crisis facing hospitals comes as the U.S. focuses on political uncertainty following Tuesday’s presidential election. On Election Day, the U.S. reported 91,530 new coronavirus cases. The tally of more than 100,000 daily cases Wednesday beats the previous “record” of 99,321 cases recorded on Friday Oct. 30.- Advertisement – Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in the Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on October 31, 2020.Go Nakamura | Getty Images News | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

Leicester offices: Alliance in Leicester

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German scheme tenders €100m investment-grade bond mandate

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first_imgInterested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of September.The closing date for applications is 9 December.For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htm An undisclosed corporate pension fund in Germany has tendered a €100m (€80.4m) US investment-grade corporate bond mandate using IPE-Quest.The mandate calls for the benchmark to be the BofA Merrill Lynch 10+ Year AAA-A US Corporate Index, EUR hedged (Bloomberg Ticker: C910 Index).Fund managers must have an absolute minimum track record of six years – the preferred minimum track record is six years.They should also have at least $1bn in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate itself.last_img read more

Cuba expands services in health tourism

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first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 106 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Cuba expands services in health tourism by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 6, 2015 Tweet HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – Cuban health officials have announced plans to expand services in the area of health tourism in an effort to compete with similar centres in the region.Director of the Cira Garcia health centre, Joaquin Garcia, says the services will be expanded “not only in terms of space, but also in our attention to capacity.”The Cira Garcia health centre was established in the 1980s to offer health services to the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana. In the 1990s the facility began to assist not only foreign residents here, but also those who came for medical attention in Cuba.In Cuba health care is free of charge for the Cuban people, but the system counts on a group of facilities that charge services to foreigners.The Havana health care centre offers services in all clinical and surgical specialties, along with pediatrics and gynecology.last_img read more

Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium rated a tremendous success

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 32 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Dr. Valda Henry. Organizer of the third annual Phenomenal Caribbean Women’s Symposium has rated the event as a tremendous success.Last weekend VF Inc in collaboration with the Gender Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Gender Affairs held a women’s symposium last weekend to provide an avenue to celebrate the successes of Caribbean Women by allowing them to tell their stories of success, triumph over adversity, challenges, pain, joy and blessings. The symposium was also organized to inspire women to determine, re-discover and achieve their life’s purpose as well as to demonstrate that achieving one’s life purpose is possible, hence the theme; “What you conceive you can achieve because God has the power to deliver what He promises”.Chief Executive Officer of VF INC Dr Valda Frederica Henry in an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News said most of the 120 participants have given positive reviews on the Symposium by informing her that they felt inspired and refreshed.According to Dr. Henry, she started this Symposium three years ago because she realized that the achievements of Caribbean women were not honoured and celebrated sufficiently.“I just felt that in the Caribbean we don’t honour each other enough and it was just one way of celebrating people’s successes in all spheres of life and at the same time using those stories to inspire us to go along our way.”She explained that she has made contact with most of the participants for an evaluation and assessment of their views on the Symposium.“I follow up with all the participants, I call just to see how they are doing and the impact the symposium had on them. Many of them told me and said that they were moved to tears and they were so happy that they came. At the end of the day I felt relieved and at peace that the symposium had in fact achieved its purpose.”There were six guest speakers at the Symposium; Mrs. Suzanne King of Barbados, Mrs. Ignatia Pascal, FCIB Dominica’s Unsung Hero 2010, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, Mrs. Ophelia Olivacee-Marie, Dominica’s Lady of Song, Reverend Cherie Booker of Trinidad & Tobago and Ambassador Rosalyn Hazelle of St. Kitts & Nevis who all gave their personal life experiences and how they were able to achieve success, peace and happiness in their lives.Dr. Henry noted that the guest speakers were able to open up and discuss personal aspects of their lives which in turn allowed the participants to learn from these experiences and share their own stories.Dr. Henry said further that the Symposium is a safe place for women where they can let down their guard and speak openly about personal matters which they are faced with or have overcame.“Persons opened up; they shared things that are personal, things that they have told no one but somehow they feel safe and free. One lady stood up and shared something that she had never spoken about before and that’s one of the things I find with the Symposium; somehow it puts people in a zone where they feel safe that they can just open and make themselves truly vulnerable. Another person stood up and spoke to us and I had to take a sit when she said that to be honest.”She noted that the participants are cautioned to keep personal information which was shared at the Symposium confidential and protect each other.“I say to the participants; things you hear here don’t go back and make a story out of it because the only reason why the people have opened up is because they feel safe among you, they feel that you have their backs covered so let us just keep those backs protected by keeping within what it is we have heard.”Dr. Henry realizes now however that the Symposium has the potential to “grow into something much bigger that can lead into providing a support network for women who are going through difficult times”. Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Phenomenal Caribbean Women Symposium rated a tremendous success by: – February 3, 2012last_img read more

Bulldog Conner Shuck No-Hits Lions!

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first_imgAnother good win for the Bulldogs tonight. Dogs have 7 hits on a slower start at the plate, but they busted it open in the bottom of the 5th adding 8 runs.Great first start for Junior Connor Schuck as he walks 1, strikes-out 5, and adds another no hitter to the dogs record this year.Great defense played by 3rd baseman Zach Britton, SS Wyatt Schebler and 2nd Baseman Wes McKinney – keeping the no hitter alive.Bulldogs vs. Rushville Baseball (4-14)Dogs have back to back no hitters and have held opponents to zero runs so far this season.Batesville Bulldogs record 2-0.Submitted by Batesville Coach Alex Davis.Next Game: April 15th at Rushvillelast_img read more