Gov. Pence in Israel on jobs mission

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence is on a nine-day trip to Israel as part of an economic development mission to bring jobs and investment to Indiana.“Hoosiers and Israelis have a bond connecting us in education, business, culture and values. With this trip we’ll focus on deepening those relationships, looking at ways to nurture shared growth and success,” said Pence.“As friends, we’re stronger together, and together our shared entrepreneurial spirit and drive can lead to opportunities that are boundless.”This is Pence’s fifth international job-hunting mission as governor.last_img

33rd annual Crop Hunger Walk announced

first_imgPenntown, IN —Ripley County churches have partnered with Church World Services for the past 32 years to bring the Crop Hunger Walk to Ripley County, and this year they will continue that tradition even in the midst of this pandemic because hunger does not go away just because of a pandemic. The 33rd Ripley County Crop Hunger Walk will take place this year on October 4 at St. John’s UCC, Penntown. Registration will begin at 1:30 pm with the walk taking place at 2 pm.Registration tables will be placed outside weather permitting. Organizers ask that only one person representing each group or organization register everyone in their group. Masks are required inside the buildings for registration if needed due to weather, and when using restrooms.Participants may either join the walk on Oct. 4 at St. John’s Penntown walking either the “Golden Mile” or the 10k walk or you may want to do a virtual walk, where you walk on your own in a place of your choosing.Registration packets will be available for a local church or organization’s representative to pick up and distribute to those interested in walking on August 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the St. John’s UCC Penntown church hall. If you are unable to pick up a packet at this time please contact Trisha Freyer, Chairperson, at [email protected] or on her cell phone 513-545-2670 to arrange a time to pick one up.last_img read more

New deals for Ireland stars

first_imgIt’s reported that two big Ireland and Leinster stars are close to new deals.The Irish Independent reports that Jamie Heaslip and Devin Toner set to sign.Both players’ current deals run until the end of this season.last_img

Iniesta back in training ahead of Chelsea clash

first_img“There was further good news as Andres Iniesta, who has been out with a hamstring injury sustained against Atletico Madrid, was able to join the rest of the group for part of today’s routine,” a Barcelona statement read.Iniesta limped off against Atletico Madrid eight days ago and missed Saturday´s 2-0 win over Malaga.Instead the midfielder completed a light session at Barcelona´s training ground and later posted a picture on Twitter with the caption “every day closer”.Also absent from the victory on Saturday was Lionel Messi, who was attending the birth of his son Ciro, but the striker is expected back against Chelsea.Messi trained on Monday and, in celebration of the arrival of his third child, he was given a round of applauds by his team-mates.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta left the pitch with a hamstring problem against Atletico Madrid but could be fit to face Chelsea © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Mar 12 – Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, trained on Monday ahead of Wednesday´s Champions League second leg against Chelsea.Iniesta took part in some of the session with the rest of Barca first team, boosting hopes he could return for the last 16 match at the Camp Nou. The first leg finished 1-1.last_img read more

Genocide resolution losing support

first_imgAlso this week, at least six Democrats withdrew their sponsorship of the bill and two other Democrats, Reps. Alcee Hastings of Florida and John Tanner of Tennessee, asked Pelosi to forgo the vote. Hastings, who has voted against combat funding for Iraq, and Tanner, a member of a conservative Democratic coalition known as the Blue Dogs, said they feared backlash from Turkey would cut off U.S. access to a critical air base. “More than half of the cargo flown into Iraq and Afghanistan comes through Incirlik Air Base and this base would be a key component of any plans for redeployment of our troops in the future,” the lawmakers wrote. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Solomon Ortiz, D-Tex., sent Pelosi a similar letter last week. In response to last week’s approval of the resolution by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Turkey recalled its ambassador in Washington back to Ankara and asked the Bush administration to stop the resolution from passing in a final floor vote. Turkey denies the deaths constituted genocide, saying that the toll has been inflated and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest. At the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. Carter Ham, operations chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked whether the U.S. military was considering providing assistance to Turkey in the event that it went after the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq. “It would be inappropriate for me from this standpoint to say we are ruling out or ruling in specific military options,” Ham said, adding that Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and other commanders are watching the situation closely. “I don’t know specifically what they are planning to do if this matter continues to evolve,” Ham said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A House vote to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide was in jeopardy Tuesday after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms it could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey. The loss of support is a major setback to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, who have fiercely defended the resolution to Republicans and the Bush administration as a moral imperative in condemning the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. President Bush called Pelosi on Tuesday to ask her not to call for a House vote on the resolution. “The president and the speaker exchanged candid views on the subject and the speaker explained the strong bipartisan support in the House for the resolution,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said, noting that Bush initiated the phone call. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Local Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, is the bill’s chief sponsor. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday that the plan remained to vote on the measure before Congress adjourns by the end of the year. But, he added, “there are a number of people who are revisiting their own positions and we’ll have to determine where everyone is,” he said. The most notable Democratic challenge mounted this week came from Rep. John Murtha, an anti-war ally of Pelosi, D-Calif., and chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Murtha fought against a similar measure 20 years ago. “From my discussions with our military commanders and foreign policy experts, I believe that this resolution could harm our relations with Turkey and therefore our strategic interests in the region,” Murtha, D-Pa., said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday. last_img read more