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first_img View post tag: Tribute Share this article Sri Lanka: Nation Pays Tribute to War Heroes The national war heroes commemoration ceremony was held at the Ranawiru Monument at the Parliamentary Grounds in Battaramulla on 18th May 2013. On behalf of the nation, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid floral tribute in honour of the war heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice in the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Motherland.A two-minute silence was observed and religious blessings were invoked on the war heroes in gratitude to the sacrifices they had made for the nation.It was followed by the Prime Minister, DM Jayaratna, governors, members of the parliament and ministers led by Senior Minister, Rathnasiri Wickramanayake, Presidents Secretary, Lalith Weerathunga, Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama , IGP of police, NK Illangakoon, Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority, Mrs. Padma Wettewa and the close relations of the war heroes.The event concluded with the Last Post being sung in tribute to the war heroes as the commemorative flame was lit while the children of the war heroes paid their tribute holding lit candles in memory of their beloved fathers and mothers.[mappress]Press Release, May 20, 2013 View post tag: Defence Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Heroes View post tag: nationcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic May 20, 2013 View post tag: War Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: Nation Pays Tribute to War Heroes View post tag: Pays View post tag: Navallast_img read more

first_imgBy Tom Purcell“I’m lucky to have health insurance, but I still can’t afford to go to the doctor.”“Ah, yes, you speak of a growing problem in health care. According to NextAvenue.org, between ‘a third and a half of people age 45 to 59 and a quarter of those 60+ went without needed health care in the past year due to its cost.’ That was the finding of a recent survey by West Health Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago.”“My health insurance used to cover most of my costs. Now I have extremely high deductibles that require me to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars out of pocket before the insurance coverage kicks in. That’s making me avoid going to the doctor.”“You are not alone. According to the findings, nearly half of the 45 to 59 year olds surveyed ‘did not go to the doctor last year when they were sick or injured.’ Nearly half skipped recommended medical tests or treatment.”“It’s even worse than that. Due to the expensive deductibles and co-payments, I stopped getting my annual physical. I know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but I simply can’t afford preventive care.”“That certainly isn’t good. One doctor told NextAvenue.org that chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, are huge problems for millions. He said that early detection and intervention can address them, but left untreated they can lead to heart disease, kidney failure and a risk for getting a stroke.”“I tell you what may give me a stroke: opening the stacks of bills I get for any medical treatment I do receive! It’s always way more costly than I expected it to be.”“That’s also a growing problem. The survey found that ‘54% of Americans say they received a medical bill in the past year that they thought was covered by insurance [but wasn’t] and 53% got one where the amount they owed was higher than expected.’”“It’s a total mess. I call the doctor and the hospital to try to figure out why I owe so much, but nobody has a clue.”“NextAvenue.org says transparency into medical bills and a lack of competition among health care providers are two considerable challenges. According to Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer at the West Health Institute, the lack of transparency and competition limit consumer choices. Since consumers lack the information they need to make smart, informed health-care choices, they are unable to choose the most affordable care, which ultimately drives costs up.”“Yeah, well I’ll tell you what has really driven up my health-care costs up: Obamacare. My premiums and deductibles have increased dramatically since Obamacare was passed into law!”“What you say is a fact. According to Forbes it turns out that ‘across the board, for all ages and family sizes, for HMO, PPO, and POS plans, premium increases averaged about 60 percent from 2013, the last year before ACA reforms took effect, to 2017.’”“I know it is true. People say the crazy stories about some families seeing massive increases in premiums and deductibles are hyperbole, but it is not! Millions can’t afford their health insurance now!”“That is true, too. According to Kaiser Health Foundation polls, ‘37% reported having trouble affording health insurance premiums, up from 27% in 2015, and 43% had trouble affording deductibles, up from 34%.”“I’m no health care policy expert, but cost is the primary problem with health care in America. Until we implement true reform that unleashes competition and takes other steps to drive down costs – until we restore premiums and deductibles to prices that average Joes like me can afford – I’ll be sick to my stomach, but I still won’t visit a doctor!”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_img Twitter Goshen Community Schools changing 6th-12th Grade in-class plan WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The Goshen Community Schools have announced a move to 100 percent in-person classes for secondary students, beginning March 15.The announcement Thursday afternoon moves from Course III for students in grades 6-12, to Course II. That means those students would attend school in-person on a regular Monday-Friday schedule.Those students will still wear masks, maintain six feet of physical distance when possible, and use hand sanitizer frequently along with washing their hands. There will also be one late start day per week, on Wednesdays.This schedule is only in effect for the remainder of the current school year, according to GCS officials. Pinterest Facebook By Tommie Lee – March 4, 2021 0 214 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWalorski introduces bill to protect seniors working during the pandemic from financial hardshipNext articleMan, 43, and four young children injured in crash on Indiana Toll Road Tommie Leelast_img read more

first_imgHave you ever watched a music video from a band you love and thought, “hey, I could do that!” Now, fans of Brooklyn “power-funk” 9-piece Turkuaz can put those theories to the test. The band has announced a casting call for their new music video, seeking 80 “party extras” to be featured in the clip. They are looking for both male and female extras over the age of 18 for a July 17th-18th video shoot in Brooklyn, NY. To throw your hat in the ring, send your headshot, resume, and/or a picture of you “in your best party gear” to the video’s producer at [email protected]: Shira Elias Talks Turkuaz’s Evolution, Their Unreal Bonnaroo Set, Funk Of Ages, And MoreAnd that’s not all–each of the 80 extras selected will be in the running for the video shoot’s “best dressed” crown, to be awarded to the person with the “craziest get-up in the room.” The “best dressed” winner will receive two tickets to an upcoming Turkuaz club show of their choice, a merch bundle, and a signed photo with the band on set. Think you have what it takes to (pretend to) party with Turkuaz? Send in your photos and info and put your partying powers to the test!Phishin’ With: Craig Brodhead From TurkuazWatch Turkuaz Perform “Monkey Fingers” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot]Next up on the schedule for Turkuaz is a performance at Camp Bisco on July 13th followed by a set at Northwest String Summit on July 16th. Then, the band has just over a week off the road before they hit New York City’s Irving Plaza for a Phish “Baker’s Dozen” Late-Night show on Tuesday, July 25th. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.]You can catch Turkuaz and a slew of other incredible bands as part of Live For Live Music’s Baker’s Dozen Late Night series. Head here for our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late Nights.last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame Food Services is set to host coffee tastings next week, at which students can sample free coffee and vote on which type will be served in the dining halls and at events catered by Food Services.The coffee tasting, which will feature six vendors, will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p. m. on Jan. 27 in the South Dining Hall Hospitality Room and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 28 in the North Dining Hall Gold Room.Chris Abayasinghe, director of Food Services, said that the change in coffee vendors comes in response to student feedback.“This change has been in the works for quite a while, but you wouldn’t believe all there is to consider in brewing a cup of coffee,” Abayasinghe said. “We have heard feedback from our students; however, the main reason [for the change] is we want to serve a great cup of coffee.”According to the Food Services website, the vendors at the coffee tasting will include Paramount Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, Hubbard & Cravens, Douwe Egberts, Javo and Nestle Professional. Representatives from each vendor will be at the tasting events to answer questions about their products and efforts to produce coffee sustainably.“We chose three local vendors [Paramount Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee and Hubbard & Cravens] who source and roast their own beans for our brewed options,” Abayasinghe said. “Some people believe that on-demand coffee is the best option out there, so we chose three vendors [Douwe Egberts, Javo and Nestle Professional] to represent this segment as well.”Abayasinghe said student feedback would be critical in the selection of a new coffee vendor.“We are looking for what flavor profiles the students prefer, as well as which stewardship and sustainability issues mean to our students,” he said. “This will guide NDFS in obtaining a product that our guests enjoy.“This [coffee] will replace the coffee in the dining halls, so we wanted the input of the people who will be drinking it regularly.”Students can use their ID cards to access the coffee tasting, Abayasinghe said. Each taster will receive a card on which to note their preferences and will fill out a brief survey at the end of the tasting.“This is [the students’] chance to voice their opinion on what some deem the most important dink of the day and to let us know what issues in sustainability we should consider,” Abayasinghe said.Abayasinghe said there would be more coffee tasting events in the future.“After a vendor is chosen, we intend to conduct education sessions with our students about different brewing methods or styles of coffee.”Tags: coffee, dining hall, Food Serviceslast_img read more

first_img A baby Benanti is on the way! Broadway favorite Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown are expecting a daughter; the Tony winner recently revealed the exciting news on Twitter. The two were wed in November last year.”We are overjoyed to be growing this tiny human, and can’t wait to meet her this winter,” Benanti said in a statement.Benanti earned a Tony nomination this year for her performance in She Loves Me, which concluded its limited run on July 10. She won in 2008 for Gypsy and received nominations for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing!. Her additional credits include The Wedding Singer and Nine on stage and Supergirl, The Sound of Music Live!, Nashville and Go On on screen. She recently made headlines for her uncanny take on Melania Trump following the potential First Lady’s speech controversy.In September 2015, Benanti opened up about experiencing a miscarriage. In her piece, she questioned why the subject was considered over-sharing and offered words of comfort to women and families going through similar experiences. “My hope is that talking about it in an open forum can be healing in some small way,” Benanti said. “Sometimes it can be helpful to know that someone out there has felt the same pain as you.”With every storm comes a rainbow, and Broadway.com congratulates the couple on the happy news. Patrick Brown & Laura Benanti(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Doing a little research with @impbrown!Coming this winter…#BabyGirlBrown pic.twitter.com/xETOz1wDUU— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) August 11, 2016center_img View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgKilling two birds with one stone? Keanu Reeves and the Matrix 4 cast celebrated the end of filming with a massive wrap party amid the pandemic by allegedly staging a party scene for the movie.According to German newspaper Bild, the gathering — which was given the code name “Ice cream team event” — took place at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany, on Wednesday, November 11, with nearly 200 workers in attendance. The group reportedly enjoyed tattoo stations inside caravans, a pyrotechnics and dance performance, a DJ and a dance floor, several bars and a sushi and dessert station. The publication also published a photo from the bash, which showed the packed venue.Keanu Reeves and the ‘Matrix’ Cast Hold Secret Wrap Party in Germany Amid PandemicKeanu Reeves attends the ‘Too Old to Die Young’ screening in Los Angeles on June 10, 2019. Todd Williamson/JanuaryImages/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Makarewicz also noted that producers “consciously put this shoot with its many participants” on the last day of filming.One month earlier, Grant, 47, was spotted kissing Reeves as she dropped him off at the set of The Matrix 4. Filming was temporarily suspended in California in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed in Germany, where the couple arrived in June. The Matrix 4 hits theaters in December 2021.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Reeves, 56, and his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, were spotted at the party and Matrix directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also reportedly at the rager.One guest told Bild that precautions were taken before the event. “The mood was exuberant. There was a rapid [COVID-19] test for everyone in advance,” the attendee said. “Everyone had to come with a mask, but many didn’t wear them later.”However, the anonymous partygoer also claimed, “No directorial instructions were given, there was no clapperboard and no one was filming.”- Advertisement – Parties of up to 50 people are allowed in Berlin and the neighboring state of Brandenburg, where the event took place. Gatherings must be registered in advance along with the submission of a “hygiene concept.” Guests must also abide by social distancing rules and wear masks. Bild confirmed with a Potsdam spokesperson that the city was not notified of a gathering.Studio Babelsberg spokeswoman Bianca Makarewicz told Us Weekly that producers said they were filming “a celebration scene, which was filmed in the summer, and this was in connection with that. The hygiene regulations were complied with.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgEight lots have been snapped up at the Haven Estate stage three pre-release, set to be complete in November, with Lachlan Nielson the first to purchase during the pre-release. Lachlan will move in with his partner and their dog, Nadine. PICTURE: Matt Taylor.LAND sales at Haven Estate’s Stage 3 have been heating up prior to it’s anticipated completion in late November. With views to Castle Hill eight laneway lots have already been snapped up off the plan with two new roads, 23 lots, walking tracks and green spaces currently under construction.Marketing and sales co-ordinator at Ellis Developments Meredith Sweeney said only 15 lots were left on the market. READ MORE Townsville has some of Australia’s best suburbs to invest READ MORE “We released a small portion of the lots to be available off the plan before earth works, and 8 lots were quickly snatched up,” Ms Sweeney said. “Many prospective buyers are waiting to see the lots divided and once that is complete, there will be many more sold stickers put up around the neighbourhood.” Lachlan Nielson who purchased the first lot of the stage three pre-sale said location was the main selling point. Eight lots have been snapped up at the Haven Estate stage three pre-release, set to be complete in November, with Lachlan Nielson the first to purchase during the pre-release. He is pictured with developer Stephen Ellis. PICTURE: Matt Taylor.“My partner and I were looking for a house to rent but came to the conclusion that buying our own home was better than renting at this time,” Mr Nielson said. “I wanted to build a new four bedroom house and we needed to be close to town but all the other developments we looked at were about 30 minutes away from the city.“Haven just ticked all our boxes in terms of price, location and design and they were really flexible with what I wanted with the build.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020New home sales consultant Tammy Baczynski said all the new land lots would continue to be built up to the flood immune Q100 level with extra engineering put into street drainage, easements, and storm run-off. “Because Haven remained high and dry during the February floods, we have definitely seen a massive rise in inquiries and buyers with record breaking land sales here at Haven over the last two quarters,” Ms Baczynski said.Director at Ellis Developments Stephen Ellis said the houses that would be built at Stage 3 were responding to a shift in demand for cleverly designed, well-executed inner-city urban homes.“At Ellis Developments and our projects such as Haven and Railway Cottages we are known for our meticulous attention to detail,” Mr Ellis said. “Haven is a testament to our drive for excellence and improving the way our clients live in their homes without compromising on designer inclusions.” House and land packages at Stage 3 of the development start at $289,000 for a 2 bedroom home, $359,000 for 3 bedrooms and $385,000 for 4 bedrooms. Step back in time with this charming Queenslanderlast_img read more

first_imgST. LEON, Ind. — A local student has recently been published. East Central High School Senior Lauren Rabold wrote, Shout Aceborn and Bane of Good Will.This is Rabold’s first book.Lauren says this is a fantasy adventure for kids in grades 4-7.The unassuming hero fights dragons, learns secrets from wizards, and begins a quest to defeat the villain.The story is filled with exciting battles, riddles, and surprises.In her younger years, Rabold spent many hours reading fantasy works by literature giants like J.R.R. Tolkien.  “I was first introduced to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in fifth grade, and I have been a devout fan ever since,” she remembers.  “ Is there anything that sounds even remotely as welcoming as a hobbit hole?  I certainly can’t think of anything”.Rabold intends to publish two additional books in the future to complete the trilogy.The book is available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both digital and print formats.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Charles Fred Brindley, age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 2, 1932, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley. He was raised in Switzerland County where he was a 1951 graduate of the Vevay High School. Charles Fred was united in marriage on May 2, 1952, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Lela Mae “Lee” Reed. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Sherry and a son, Michael. Charles Fred and Lee shared 55 years of marriage together until she passed away on November 21, 2007. Charles Fred was employed as a security officer for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana, for 2 1/2 years. Charles Fred enjoyed farming and raising cattle. Charles Fred passed away at 8:10 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Charles will be missed by his daughter, Sherry Holwager and her husband, Marvin of St. Louis, MO; his grandchildren, Ryan Brindley, Lee Ann Imel and her husband, Jason, Jenny Brindley and Allison Carrico; his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jenna, Zack Caleb, Grace and Mason and his sister, Marilyn Buchanan of Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley; his wife, Lela Mae “Lee” (Reed) Brindley, died November 21, 2007; his son, Michael “Mike” Brindley, died January 16, 1998; his granddaughter, April E. Griffin and his daughter-in-law, Pamela Sue “Pam” (Ralston) Brindley, died June 17, 2008.No services are being held.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more