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first_img By Jon Zimney – June 22, 2020 0 463 (Photo supplied/State of Indiana) Both Elkhart and St. Joseph County are getting more people people back on the job.Elkhart unemployment rate for May is at 11.9%, down from 28.6% in April.The jobless rate in St. Joseph County in May was 13%, down from 20.4% the month before.Statewide, Indiana is at 12.3% for the month just past. That’s a full percentage point lower the national unemployment rate. IndianaLocalNews Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ St. Joseph, Elkhart counties’ unemployment rate shrinking Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Previous articleNotre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19Next articleFDA warns not to use several hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

first_imgLook for the panel “Poetic Urbanisms: Artists Talks with Svetlana Boym, Brian House, and Jesse Shapins,” held 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Arts @ 29 Garden, entrance at 30 Chauncey St. A daytime visitor to Arts @ 29 Garden will feel the serenity of Harvard’s newest space for art making. It’s spacious, open, and sunny.But through Feb. 28, that serenity will be shaken a little by “Poetic Urbanisms,” the first formal art exhibit there. The show’s photographs, flickering moving images, projected text, and shelves of chained books reveal overlooked city spaces: curbsides, scaffolding, battered signage, and benches too inaccessible for sitting. The effect is creative unease, the dissonance that art often inspires.The exhibit, funded by a grant from the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, is in part the culmination of two years of courses taught by Svetlana Boym, a Harvard professor of comparative literature and member of the 2008 Harvard University Task Force on the Arts.Her courses explored archaeology as a metaphor for modernity, a quest to go beneath the surface of the modern city that drew on both art theory and art practice.The co-organizer of Boym’s exhibit is Jesse Shapins, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a 10-year veteran of that hybrid pursuit, which he calls the “media archaeology of place.” Students in the courses, cameras or cell phones in hand, carried out the creative assignments now on display.The Russian-born Boym, who is the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, teaches a related course this semester, CL 242: “Text, Image, Public Sphere.” She and her students gather once a week in a seminar room at 29 Garden St. to pore over readings by the great art theorists of the 20th century.Readings from Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Roland Barthes, and others pair academic rigor with art making.  “The students don’t just read,” said Boym. “They practice.” This “double movement between research and art” is important, she said, and encourages Arendt’s notion of “ passionate thinking,” a way of “thinking with experience” that Boym said preserves “wonder and surprise.”Pairing theory with practice is in tune with Arts @ 29 Garden.“Everything we do here is connected to the curriculum,” said Bess Paupeck, program manager at the new space.Along with its art and books, 29 Garden St. imparts an urban magic of its own, said Boym, and could easily be Harvard’s interface with the city around it. It was once a hotel, and later a police station, and today is largely graduate student housing. “The space has amazing potential” for showing contemporary art, she said, and adds significantly to Harvard’s art-making infrastructure. She hopes to have experimental art exhibits there once or twice a year.Boym introduced “Poetic Urbanisms” as a way to “discover the untold stories of our everyday environments.”The exhibit includes the work of 14 students, whose dictionary-like entries — with images, quotes, maps, and text — are in a book published for the opening, “Peripl-urban: A New Urban Language of Poetic Estrangement.” The term is from “periplum,” used by Ezra Pound in “Cantos” to describe a poet’s unconventional mapping of space and time.One page, mapped to a Cambridge address, shows a gritty curb marked with a slash of white paint. In the street is a crumpled cigarette pack. “To live,” adds a quote by Walter Benjamin, “means to leave traces.”For a look at the student work, and their alphabetical entries on overlooked urban places and concepts visit the site created by Shapins and New York media artist Brian House.“Poetic Urbanisms” also displays work by Boym, a media artist with an international audience.Along one wall is “Hydrant Images,” photographs in hanging plexiglas frames. Fire hydrants — unintentional urban sculptures of a kind — are paired with real and imagined text from immigrant narratives. It’s a doubling of estrangement that is both aesthetic and social.In noticing the accidental art of hydrants at all, said Boym, “I feel like a pioneer.”In “Phantasmagorias,” hanging plastic screens show shifting pictures captured by the “multiburst” feature on Boym’s digital camera, which creates what she calls “16-second art.” It includes the blur and fracture of subtle movement. “The act of touching is something we never see” in photographs, she said.Along another wall is “Portable Houses,” a series of urban photographs that play with reflections in windows, registering sadness, nostalgia, and surprise. In one, a peacock ambles improbably into a Manhattan alley. “I spent an afternoon following peacocks,” said Boym, and she had to slip away from academic meetings to do it.“Poetic Urbanisms” is on display through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays, or by appointment. For more information, email Bess Paupeck, at [email protected], or Svetlana Boym, at [email protected] last_img read more

first_imgBeing a great leader also requires you to be a well-liked leader. While we often have to make tough business decisions, meet deadlines and keep daily operations running smoothly, we also need to be equally focused on building and maintaining positive relationships.Developing this kind of likability can only be attained through your actions – how you make people feel – not based on how you look or your level of success. Inc.com contributor Jeff Haden lists 11 habits of “genuinely likable people” – habits that will help make a great first impression, and also a great lasting impression. His list includes:Give before you receive, fully expecting to not receive anything.Shift the spotlight to other people.Listen three times more than you talk.Never practice selective hearing. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar also criticised Villas-Boas’s tactics earlier this week, but Dembele is standing firmly behind his boss. Asked if the recent criticism of Villas-Boas had been fair, the Tottenham midfielder said: “No, of course not. The manager is working hard to give everyone confidence. “The Man City result was not only embarrassing for the manager, but for us as well. People were laughing at us after that performance.” And there appears to be no doubt that the Spurs squad are fully behind their manager. “Of course (we are),” Dembele added. Dembele is not alone in that respect, either. His midfield partner Sandro says Villas-Boas is a popular figure among the players. “Everyone likes him,” the Brazilian said. “We have to play for him and I think everyone is doing that on the pitch. Mousa Dembele has hit out at Andre Villas-Boas’s critics and insists the Tottenham squad are fully behind their manager. Villas-Boas had to answer questions about his future last week after Spurs lost 6-0 at Manchester City. A host of pundits, including Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher, all criticised Villas-Boas and his team in the wake of the thrashing. “Criticism happens to any coach if you do not win games. He knows we are here and we showed him what are going to do. “I play for him every game. And for the club.” The pressure eased on Villas-Boas slightly on Sunday after Tottenham put in a much-improved performance to claim a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. The team’s passing was more slick, their tempo increased, and some of the players who previously had question marks over their heads turned in good displays. Paulinho and Roberto Soldado put in good shifts while Kyle Walker found the target with a clever free-kick and Sandro scored a stunning 25-yard strike which started outside the right-hand post and drifted back into the top corner past a dumbstruck David De Gea. Although Spurs still could do with a win to pull them closer to the top four, Sandro is relieved that the pain of the 6-0 hammering at the Etihad Stadium has faded somewhat. “We played well, we played together,” said the 24-year-old, who has looked good this term following his recovery from a serious knee injury. “Last week was the worst week I have had in my career. I have to take this out of my mind. “As a team we have to stay together in the bad moments and I think we are doing this. Everyone stayed together, talked and it was good.” Spurs know the next few weeks will be crucial to their chances of clinching the Champions League qualification spot that eluded them last season. The Londoners have tricky fixtures against Liverpool, Southampton and Manchester United over the next month, but they will be big favourites to return to winning ways at Fulham on Wednesday. The Whites, who sacked manager Martin Jol and replaced him with Rene Meulensteen on Sunday, have lost their last six games but Dembele, who spent two years at the west London club before moving to Spurs, expects a tough derby. “It is never easy in the Premier League,” the 26-year-old said. “I like the club very much so I hope they do good. But on Wednesday, I want us to win of course.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgMans like Joshua can have my left overs!— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua responded to Khan’s claims in a subtly hilarious tone, posting a snippet of Shaggy’s “It Wasnt Me” song on his tweeter handle.He then tweeted: “Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe”Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 4, 2017Faryal Khan has also responded to her husband’s accusations, calling him a “cheater” and an “adulterer” in a series of Twitter rants. Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017 British boxers, Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua are caught up in a social media bust-up as Khan claims his wife cheated on him with Joshua.In a series of tweets from Khan official tweeter handle, the former Light-Welterweight world champion announced splitting with his wife, Faryal, saying she “always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer @anthonyfjoshua.”center_img Relatedlast_img read more

first_img 26. Pittsburgh Steelers, 0-3 (25)With the Browns now playing well and the Ravens still formidable offensively, the Steelers are pretty much toast in the AFC North if they don’t come through with a win Monday night.27. Cincinnati Bengals, 0-4 (29)With the Browns now playing well and the Ravens still formidable offensively, the Bengals are pretty much toast in the AFC North if they don’t come through with a win Monday night.28. Arizona Cardinals, 0-3-1 (27)Kyler Murray continues his roller-coaster ride of running and passing, and the defense continues have similar ups and downs without Patrick Peterson. Kliff Kingsbury still has a lot of work ahead of him.29. Denver Broncos, 0-4 (28)Vic Fangio got his defense to produce sacks against the Jaguars, but the Broncos still are not making impact plays or getting takeaways, and their anemic offense can’t put away teams, either. This is uglier than expected for John Elway.30. Washington Redskins, 0-4 (30)Jay Gruden was forced into a quarterback switch to Dwayne Haskins. He probably won’t be the coach who will see through the struggling rookie’s development in Year 2. 16. Indianapolis Colts, 2-2 (11)The Colts take a tumble here after a bad home loss to the Raiders in which they simply made too many mistakes. That’s bad timing with a trip to Kansas City coming Sunday night.17. Los Angeles Chargers, 2-2 (17)The Chargers did what they needed to do in Miami, even with their slew of offensive injuries. There’s some optimism now on that side of the ball with Melvin Gordon set to play.18. Carolina Panthers, 2-2 (20)Kyle Allen had a rough go at Houston, but he is fortunate to have Christian McCaffrey there to run and catch him out of any jam. Ron Rivera’s impact on the defense has manifested itself over past two weeks.19. Houston Texans, 2-2 (13)What’s up with Bill O’Brien’s offense? He somehow has become too reliant on Deshaun Watson to run around and do everything, even when it’s not there. That doesn’t bode well for his job security.20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2-2 (24)The Buccaneers are a tricky team to figure out. They threw away games against the 49ers and Giants, and their defense stamped victories against the Panthers and Rams. The bottom line: Bruce Arians is starting to get through to Jameis Winston, and Todd Bowles has gotten through to defensive player of the year leader Shaq Barrett and the defense. The Jets got out of last place in the AFC East because they didn’t play. Now they get to play the Eagles, Cowboys and Patriots in consecutive weeks.32. Miami Dolphins, 0-4 (32)The Dolphins have been showing a little more offensive life with Josh Rosen, but their defense remains incapable of providing much resistance to anything, even a shorthanded Chargers passing game. Then there’s a baker dozen of teams that are even with 2-2 records. That’s more than 40 percent (13 of 32) of the league, including one entire division in which all teams are tied for both first and last place with that record.WATCH: The best of Week 4 in 60 secondsAfter a week full of upsets, here’s looking at the big shake-up behind New England and Kansas City in Sporting News’ NFL power rankings ahead of Week 5.NFL power rankings1. New England Patriots, 4-0 (previous ranking: 1)The Patriots couldn’t get much done offensively in Buffalo, but they showed their defensive dominance again with their takeaways. They made us remember they can win games with special teams, too.2. Kansas City Chiefs, 4-0 (2)The Chiefs don’t get style points for what they did on the road, either. But in a game where he didn’t have any touchdown passes, dazzling or otherwise, Patrick Mahomes still showed all of his playmaking and toughness in late comeback mode.3. New Orleans Saints, 3-1 (9)The Saints have marched to a couple consecutive victories without Drew Brees because their Patriots-like work on defense and special teams. They already have exceeded expectations in his absence, and Sean Payton is throwing in his name for coach of the year.4. Dallas Cowboys, 3-1 (3)They faced a hostile environment Sunday, and the Saints got revenge after last year’s low-scoring game between the teams. Let’s hope the Cowboys’ throwback to sudden offensive conservatism is an anomaly.5. Green Bay Packers, 3-1 (5)Their run defense continues to be a big concern, as is their rushing attack. But their pass defense and Aaron Rodgers will allow them to recover from a difficult game against a good Eagles team. 11. Baltimore Ravens, 2-2 (8)The Ravens’ defense, not Lamar Jackson and the offense, was the true concern going into the season given all of their lost personnel at linebacker. Cornerback injuries and Earl Thomas’ fade have made things worse. They will need to keep scoring a lot in order to win games; good thing they are capable.12. Minnesota Vikings, 2-2 (7)The Kirk Cousins-led passing game has entered a shell of disappointment, and it’s not entirely the QB’s fault. The team has become too conservative and reliant on Dalvin Cook’s running, but as Adam Thielen kind of said, teams still need to pass well in this passing league. That’s on Mike Zimmer.13. Buffalo Bills, 3-1 (10)The Bills did their best to win a battle of attrition against the Patriots, but their quarterbacks were not up to the task. Now Josh Allen might need to miss some time after that ugly shot to the head.14. Detroit Lions, 2-1-1 (14)The Lions were impressive in pushing the Chiefs at home, but they are still making critical mistakes as a forced running team. They could benefit from opening things up with Matthew Stafford.15. Cleveland Browns, 2-2 (19)Baker Mayfield had his best game yet because he didn’t force the ball downfield to Odell Beckham Jr. and others. Freddie Ktichens also turned things over to his running game and pass defense. To be totally trusted, though, they still need some consistency. 21. Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-2 (21)Gardner Minshew is your early offensive rookie of the year favorite. What a fearless rookie passer, and as we suspected, his play was eventually going to help Leonard Fournette break out in a big way. It’s his team, not Jalen Ramsey’s team.22. Tennessee Titans, 2-2 (22)Marcus Mariota badly needed such a stellar first half in Atlanta. When he gets going like that, it becomes o easy for the Titans to win games with their defense and Derrick Henry closing things out. It just needs to happen more often for them to win the AFC South and for Mariota to stay with the team beyond 2019.23. New York Giants, 2-2 (23)Daniel Jones didn’t play as well in his second start, but he got some real help from Wayne Gallman doing his best Saquon Barkley impression. The Giants’ defense is not as lost as we thought, either.24. Oakland Raiders, 2-2 (26)The Raiders got it done with Derek Carr and Josh Jacobs playing well enough in Indy and with their defense starting to make plays. They will remain pesky on the road with Jon Gruden.25. Atlanta Falcons, 1-3 (18)Dan Quinn has to be feeling the heat, too, with the Panthers and Buccaneers looking much better than the Falcons in the NFC South. The defense remains messy, and the offense remains sloppy. 31. New York Jets, 0-3 (31) And then there were three. After four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, the so-called “quarter pole,” only three undefeated teams remain.The Patriots and Chiefs survived tough road games over the weekend to stay on their collision course for another AFC championship game meeting. The 49ers didn’t lose because they didn’t play anyone during their bye. 6. Los Angeles Rams, 3-1 (4)We’re not sure what to make of the Rams losing to the Buccaneers 55-40. In a week full of shockers, that was the strangest result. Los Angeles’ defense and running game issues are bigger than we thought, and Jared Goff is simply not playing well. The next game, in Seattle on Thursday night, is crucial.7. San Francisco 49ers, 3-0 (6)The 49ers have beaten one surprisingly good team but also two winless ones. They got a nice break in the division with the Rams losing, and if they can beat the Browns this week, we’ll know the only undefeated NFC team is for real.8. Philadelphia Eagles, 2-2 (16)The Eagles had a perfect weekend. They rose to the occasion with their two weaknesses, rushing offense and pass defense, to steal a win in Green Bay. They then sat back and watched the Cowboys lose, making the NFC East as tight as we expected it to be.9. Chicago Bears, 3-1 (15)They won’t have Mitchell Trubisky for a while, but their dominant defense under Chuck Pagano isn’t going anywhere. Frankly, the Bears were the one team that could afford to lose their starting quarterback and still play the same way.10. Seattle Seahawks, 3-1 (12)The Seahawks could have fallen into a desert trap in Arizona after stumbling at home against the Saints. Instead, they made a statement ahead of their Thursday night showdown against the Rams.last_img read more

first_imgA man threw his partner and her daughter out of a car and then punched and kicked a Garda in the groin as he tried to arrest him.Dean Bradley appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal following the drunken episode. Gardai were called by the distraught woman when Bradley, 28, went berserk at Carrigart on August 4th 2017.He kicked the woman and her daughter out of the Fiat Punto car and attempted to get behind the wheel.Gardai arrived and tried to arrest Bradley but he punched one of them in the chest and tried to run away.Gardai pursued him but he then kicked one of the Gardai in the groin but as he tried to give chase, Bradley then slammed a gate on him.The accused man was finally apprehended when he fell head-first into a ditch injuring his mouth.When arresting him, Bradley then began to spit blood at the Gardai.The court was told that Bradley had become a different man since his foster mother died in 2012.He now had mental health issues but was trying to address them as best as he could and was now living in England with a partner and is holding down a job in construction.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the Gardai were seriously injured in the incident but were told that they did not require medical attention but had been sore as a result of the attack.Bradley publically apologised to both Gardai saying “I’m really sorry. I was out of line and out of order.”Judge Kelly told Bradley that he should thank the Gardai for the way in which they approached the attack.Solicitor Rory O’Brien asked the court to find a way to find a goal for his client and give him one last chance.Judge Kelly said “This was an extremely abusive and unreasonable situation and he resisted as forcefully as he could.”He fined Bradley a total of €600.Man kicked Gardai in groin and spat blood in his face was last modified: November 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more