Indiana Has Higher Than Average Number of Incarcerated Parents

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – There are 177,000 mothers in Indiana who have or have had a parent in jail or prison. That equals 11 percent, while the national average is seven percent. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation takes a look at the impact that’s having on children.Scot Spencer, associate director of advocacy and influence for the Casey Foundation, says those kids are more likely to be low income.He says around 65 percent of families with a person in jail aren’t able to meet basic needs. He says that means whoever is taking care of these children has to make decisions about whether to pay rent or provide food.“A great number of those kids are under 10,” Spencer says. “More than 15 percent of children with parents in federal prison and 20 percent with parents in state prison are four or younger.”Spencer says reforms are needed, both to reduce incarceration and provide the essential services children need to get through this tough time.He says communities, schools and faith groups can work together to help them.Spencer says having a parent incarcerated can be a lifelong experience and has the same magnitude of impact as abuse, domestic violence and divorce.“They’re losing their parent in those critical years of child development,” says Spencer. “And so there are some longstanding impacts. It can increase a child’s mental-health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and it can hamper educational achievement in that child.”The report recommends increased education and job training for people in prison, and incentives for housing authorities to reduce the barriers people with criminal records face when it comes to finding a place to live.last_img read more

Lois Adams

first_imgLois Adams, 85, of Milan passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at Shady Nook Care Center.  Lois was born Monday, March 12, 1934 in Anco, Kentucky, the daughter of Henderson and Martha (Blair) Seals.  She married Troy (Ed) Adams May 27, 1949 and he preceded her in death May 26, 2010.  Lois was a homemaker and a realtor.  She was a member of Milan First Baptist Church which she was very involved in. She was also a member of Helping Hands, CB Club and card club.  Her hobbies included: horse camping, reading, talking and spending time with family, flowers/gardening, watching classic movies, bowling, traveling with her husband.Lois is survived by her daughters Sandra Jane Cook Sieber of Milan and Judalane Jones of Bright; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and grandson Stephen Richie.A service celebrating her life will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 10-11:30 AM Wednesday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Lois to Alzheimer Association.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Blazers put loss to Stags under protest ‘for benefit of the doubt’

first_imgNOT SO FAST. CSB Blazers celebrate thinking they’ve won the game over the San Sebastian Stags on a last-second layup by Justin Gutang. Gutang’s basket, however, was waived off after a thorough review. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde placed its game against San Sebastian in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament under protest.The Stags escaped the Blazers, 66-65, on Tuesday night after Justin Gutang’s last-second layup was nullified following a thorough review by game officials.ADVERTISEMENT Blazers forward Yankee Haruna immediately signed the stat sheet after the game to officially place the result under protest.“We’ll see. That’s why we just put that in it’s just for the benefit of the doubt,” said CSB head coach TY Tang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“They were having a hard time as you can see. It took them a while to be able to decide on that so maybe once they check on it, for the benefit of the doubt, they can still see something.”San Sebastian forward Michael Calisaan hit the game-winning free throw with 5.6 seconds left. European clubs group says UEFA is preparing 3rd competition Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Twist brings stories to stage

first_imgThe theatre groups get the opportunity to work with experts on 10 events every year, such as the Play-Making programme. On this programme, Twist groups work with professionals to develop their own stories that are performed at festivals later in the year. (Image: Twist Theatre Development Projects)Theatre is a powerful, visceral way of telling stories. Twist Theatre Development Projects taps into this power to bring to the fore South Africa’s diverse cultures and its multitude of experiences.Twist projects works to fast-track the development of local theatre groups throughout KwaZulu-Natal, as well as to create sustainable relationships and networks in theatre locally and abroad.By working with established theatre groups, the organisation focuses its efforts on those already committed to theatre and performance arts. It draws on their dedication and passion to help others find their way into the industry.PARTNERS AND PROJECTSThe organisation has worked with a number of promising talents from more than 12 theatre groups in underprivileged communities throughout the province, such as the Izwi Youth Theatre Group in Howick, as well as Sinethemba Arts and Umsindo in Ulundi.Twist projects connects these theatre groups with the professional industry in a number of ways. It builds relationships with mentors who are professionals in the theatre world as well as gets access to events such as festivals and professional performances.The theatre groups get the opportunity to work with experts on 10 events every year, such as the Play-Making programme. On this programme, Twist groups work with professionals to develop their own stories that are performed at festivals later in the year.It is also partnered with established theatrical organisations such as the Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre in KwaMashu and the ASSITEJ Theatre for Youth. These partnerships were forged to align their collective efforts in developing theatre in South Africa and help reach those who would usually not have been exposed to the magic of performance art.Watch a production staged by the groups involved with Twist Theatre Development Projects:TEAM EFFORTTheatre and performance arts allow artistic expression and build team work among the cast and the backstage crew.However, the cost of running theatre productions is a challenge, including as they do the need for equipment such as lighting, props and a space to rehearse and perform. To overcome these challenges, Twist projects calls on corporations and the public for assistance.Any people or organisations looking to play a part in the development of South African theatre at a grassroots level are asked to visit the Twist Theatre Development Projects’ support page for more details on how they can do so.Options regarding how to assist the organisation range from volunteering in business management and advertising to governance, lighting design and improving the computer skills of the facilitators of the programme.Donations of funds as well as infrastructure and equipment such as computers, modems, props, transportation, refreshments and venues for their performances will go a long way in ensuring the sustainability of the projects.Wathc one of the productions staged by groups in early 2015:Watch one of the productions staged in the early stages of the Theatre Development ProjectsPLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Jon Miller, Nov. 17

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I am still spreading lime for some of the neighbors. We got most of the dry fertilizer spread on our ground and we have been doing some tillage. Some fields we are chiseling, some we are running a no-till ripper and other fields we are running vertical tillage on corn stalks.  We just finished spraying yesterday on just about all of our acres. We have had good weather to get it done.We spread rye on with the spreader and worked it in after wheat for a cover crop. We’d like to get some straw off of it next year. Time will tell how that will work but we got a good start with it this fall.Marketing will be an issue with these prices, but luckily we at least have a good crop to market.  In 2017 we’ll probably just stick with our normal rotation. I can’t see where one crop would outweigh the other. There is a lot of demand for both crops out there, but we have big crops of both so any way we can get trade working for us it would really help. The Trans Pacific Partnership doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. Maybe we can come up with better trade deal down the road.We are hoping to finish tillage this weekend and maybe start on drainage tile after that. I have a week or so of lime left to spread, but the supply around here is running out.last_img read more

The CFB Programs Expected To Have The Most 1st Rounders In 2017 NFL Draft

first_imgLogos of the major college football programs and the NFL Draft.NFL Draft 2017The 2016 NFL Draft’s first round was dominated by Ohio State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Florida. Those four were the only college football programs to have multiple players selected during the draft’s first day. Ohio State had five, Ole Miss had three and Notre Dame and Florida had two. Which programs are expected to have the most first rounders in 2017? Using Walter Football’s 2017 mock draft, here are the programs projected to have the best first round next year. LSU lsuExpected total: 7RB Leonard FournetteS Jamal AdamsCB Tre’Davious WhiteOL Ethan PocicDE Lewis NealWR Malachi DupreDL Davon GodchauxClemson clemson logoExpected total: 2QB Deshaun WatsonWR Mike WilliamsFlorida florida logoExpected total: 2LB Jarrad DavisCB Jalen TaborFlorida State floridastateExpected total: 2RB Dalvin CookOT Roderick JohnsonGeorgia uga logoExpected total: 2RB Nick ChubbOL Greg PykeOhio State ohio state logoExpected total: 2LB Raekwon McMillanOL Pat ElfleinTennessee tennessee logoExpected total: 2DE Derek BarnettLB Jalen Reeves-MaybinTexas A&M texas a&MExpected total: 2DE Myles GarrettDB Armani WattsUSC uscExpected total: 2Juju Smith-SchusterAdoree Jackson[Walter Football]last_img read more

Ohio State field hockey falls to No 7 Massachusetts and No 6

Then-senior Berta Queralt (18) battles for the ball during a game against Penn State Oct. 19, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookThe Ohio State field hockey team struggled as it finished a road trip to Syracuse, N.Y., with an 0-2 record.The Buckeyes fell short to No. 7 Massachusetts Saturday and then again Sunday to No. 6 Syracuse. Both games ended with a score of 1-0. Although the team came out on the losing end in both games, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said it was not due to their efforts.“We played great field hockey overall,” Wilkinson said. “We just couldn’t put the ball in the net.”Both games were scoreless in the first half, but the Buckeyes gave up a single second half goal in each, falling to 2-4 on the year.During Sunday’s match, junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux had eight saves against Syracuse. After back-to-back saves by Lemieux, Syracuse was able to score on a penalty corner with just over four minutes to go in the game.Wilkinson said she was impressed with her goalkeeper, but wishes the team could have taken advantage of the defense it played.“I think we had great defense,” Wilkinson said. “Sarah (Lemieux) had a lot of great saves during crucial times.”Lemieux said the defense as whole played well, despite the losses.“I thought we played solid defense the whole weekend. We made huge efforts to tackle to ball and stop them from scoring.”In Saturday’s match UMass outshot the Buckeyes 10-8. OSU had more opportunities with the penalty corners, 6-5, but could not capitalize on them to finish the game.The match against Syracuse was much more one-sided, despite the Orange failing to open the scoring until the 66th minute. The home side out shot the Buckeyes 20-6, including 9 shots on goal.Sophomore midfield Emma Royce provided the best chance in the first half for the Buckeyes but was denied by the Syracuse sophomore goalkeeper Jess Jecko.OSU is set to take on Miami(Ohio) Wednesday in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. read more

Twoday strike to affect banking operations in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The two-day nationwide bank strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on May 30 and 31 to press for higher wage revision is likely to hit banking operations in West Bengal. The Indian Banks Association (IBA) has proposed a two per cent revision in wages for employees of public sector banks, which the unions had refused to accept. West Bengal convenor of UFBU (the umbrella unit of seven banking trade unions) Siddhartha Khan said that in the last wage revision in 2012, employees had received a wage rise of 15 per cent. There are nearly 10,000 branches and 21,000 ATMs with 70,000 employees of public sector banks in the state. Khan also said that the RBI should publish the list of wilful defaulters and conduct forensic audit of stressed assets.last_img

Feel unfortunate to be out of Bajirao Mastani Salman

first_imgSuperstar Salman Khan says it is unfortunate that he could not be a part of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus Bajirao Mastani.Over the years, the film has gone through several cast changes. Bhansali had initially announced to make this period drama with Salman and Aishwarya Rai but the break-up of the rumoured couple hurt the project.Later, stars like Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan were rumoured to have been cast in the project before Ranveer Singh was finalised as protagonist Bajirao. Also Read – A fresh blend of fameAs for the female lead, talks were on with Kareena Kapoor but nothing materialised. Finally the casting woes ended with Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone stepping into the roles of Kashibai and Mastani (Bajirao’s first and second wife respectively) in epic Indian romance. “I feel unfortunate to not be part of Bajirao Mastani. I had to be part of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. I have heard the is a very nice script,” Salman said in an interview. Salman reveals that he and Kareena had even done a photoshoot for Bajirao Mastani but later he could not proceed with the film.“Me and Kareena also did a photo session together. (Now) I have seen the promo of it (Bajirao Mastani) …it has been done on a large scale. ,” he added.last_img read more

Look fresh yet glamorous during summer

first_imgWith the mercury refusing to climb down, toss away your dark and dramatic make-up palette. Less is more, opt for a subtle yet bold look, say experts.Rashi Menda, CEO and founder, Zapyle, an online marketplace for premium fashion, and Farheen Islam, Fashion Curator at Roposo – the fashion social network, have shared tips:* Casual day out with friends: You would need to keep your make-up natural and light. The idea is to look effortless yet glamorous. So the best way to embrace the summer vibe would be to refrain from using too much liquid make-up. Instead, just dab on a semi matte stick concealer and you are good to go. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* For bright, sunny brunches: You want to look glowing, fresh and contoured in the photographs. So here is how you can take your pictures to the next level. Simply apply a light shimmery blush in peach or pink undertones over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and on your temple.* For the summer dance parties: There can be a lot of rules for party make-up but the best way is to keep it minimal. Blend a touch of highlighter and apply it on top of the cheekbones and brow bones and down the bridge of the nose. The cream-based shimmer can also be used to illuminate the face and the shoulders. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Make your lips summer ready: Summer is the time when you drink lots of fluids. You would neither want to leave lipstick on every glass at restaurants and pubs or let the heat make your lipstick bleed. It will be only wise to use a lip liner before applying any lipstick as it controls the chances of bleeding. So, pick a lip liner of the same colour of the lipstick you are going to use. Try the lip pencils that are smooth enough to define, enhance and complement any colour of lipstick or gloss. * Use SPF-based make-up: It is important to protect your skin from dryness, tanning and premature ageing, especially during summer. Make-up with SPF content in it will shield your skin from the heat outside and will make you look gorgeous in summer without compromising with the health of your skin. * Wear waterproof make-up: The most annoying thing about summer is the constant sweating which ruins your make-up. Either the make-up starts coming off or starts cracking altogether. Waterproof make-up stands out as the ultimate saviour. Not only is it light on your skin but is long lasting as well. * Ditch the shimmer, go for dewy and natural look: Natural and dewy look is the most convenient and apt look for summer. It saves people from applying heavy foundation on the face and helps to get sun-kissed look with just a concealer, blush and highlighter.* Blotting papers for your rescue: To get rid of sticky summer skin, people usually go for thick absorbent powder or extreme mattifying make-up but there is a delicate fix to it. Use blotting papers to soak up moisture and get the fresh look.last_img read more