24 Sep

4 fire departments respond to barn fire

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — Tuesday, the Napoleon fire department alongside Greensburg, New Point, and Marion Township fire departments were called to the 3000 block of south US 421 just north of Napoleon for a fully-involved structure fire. According to fire officials, the small barn was a total loss and caused damage to an adjacent shed that had started to burn as firefighters arrived. The fire was quickly knocked down, and no one was injured.According to the homeowner, Adam Hahn, he lost several chickens in the fire and a couple of lawn mowers.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Hahn-Barn-Loss.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The cause of the fire was attributed to heat lamps being used for the chickens. Fire officials would like to remind everyone to be cautious about how you use portable heaters or heat lamps in the cold weather.last_img read more

17 Sep

NOBE mixes engineering and business

first_imgThis semester saw the creation of the USC chapter of the National Organization of Business and Engineering, which aims to bring together students from the business and engineering fields and is the only organization of its kind at USC.NOBE was founded at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and now has chapters at other schools such as Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.USC’s chapter hopes to unite students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business, because it believes the relationship between the two is vital.“All businesses incorporate technology, even on a superficial level,” said Alden Mitchell, NOBE treasurer for the USC chapter and a freshman majoring in electrical engineering and economics. “Technology companies, such as Google and Apple, that are predicated on the success of their technology are contingent on being able to carry out business processes.”The organization believes students from the two fields should come together because their roles are becoming more intertwined. Mitchell said technology services and companies such as Apple rely on engineers to build, construct and think of the projects, but they still need to sell the products, which makes businesspeople necessary.“Engineers are interested in business because it’s a great place to get into having a technology background,” Mitchell said. “Businesspeople in turn can see what and why engineers are learning. I think this mutual understanding could be very beneficial to them.”Michael Soh, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering and the president of the USC chapter of NOBE, learned about NOBE through a friend. After contacting the national organization, he set up the USC chapter with two of his friends.The USC chapter has attracted about 25 members to the new organization.The chapter will be hosting workshops and networking events, where Mitchell hopes students will acquire the skills that are used in both the business and engineering fields.It is the promise of these events that encouraged Amy Rasplicka, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, to join NOBE.“I’m really looking forward to networking events because I’d like to try to get an internship as soon as possible,” Rasplicka said. “They plan on bringing professionals to speak to us and I think that would be really helpful.”The organization’s first major event will take place Feb. 28, when a speaker from Qualcomm will talk about the integration of business and engineering.The chapter has events lined up every week for the rest of the semester, and it just received recognition at the national level.“Now that we’re officially recognized, we will have access to the national online database,” Soh said. “Students will be able to upload their résumés for others to see.”In the long term, the USC chapter aims to add to their list of corporate sponsors, which currently includes the education company Kaplan, Inc.“Especially for an organization like us that claims to provide professional experience, we need to have corporate interaction,” Mitchell said. “We’d love to be in a position where our corporate sponsors see the vitality and potential of our group and support that. I don’t think that will be particularly hard once we get more members and connections.”last_img read more

8 Sep

50 Schools Jostle for Honours at GTBank Masters Cup Season 9

first_img30 schools in the male category and 20 female schools will be jostling for honours at the 2020 GTBank Masters Cup Season 9. This much was revealed by the organizer of the competition during the draw ceremony at the GTBank Head Office in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday.According to the draw, defending champions in the male event, Kings College, Lagos, is placed in Group B, and will be slugging it out alongside, Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Western College, Yaba, Ansar-ud-Deen College, Isolo, Federal Government College, Lagos and Ansar-ud-Deen Grammar School, Surulere.The top three teams from each of the groups will qualify for the knockout stage. Female defending champions, Queens College will be competing in Group D together with Anwar Ul-Islam Girls High School, Agege, Ifako international School, Isolo and Apostolic Church Grammar School, Isolo.Speaking before the draw, Group Head, Corporate Communications and External Affairs, GTBank, Mrs Oyinade Adegite, said the bank is passionate about the development of grassroots football, she therefore charged the students of whom she said are the biggest beneficiary of the competition to take advantage of the opportunity avail them.On his part, the Chairman, Lagos First Generation Heritage Schools Association, Biyibi Victor, said it’s been a worthy relationship with GTBank and the organisers of the GTBank Masters Cup.“It’s a good vision which must be sustained,” GTBank Masters Cup Victor noted.He however admonished the organisers to work with the academic calendar the schools, while charging the Principals of participating  schools to desist from the use of mercenaries in the completion.On his part, the Director-General of the Lagos State Sports, Gafar Bolowotan however charged the students to take their academics serious, noting that it is what they would fall back on after their footballing career.The group stage of the GTBank Masters Cup Season 9 will kick off on November 4, while the finals is slated for January 23, 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

12 Jan

Guyanese gunned down in NYC, brother critical

first_imgA West Bank Demerara (WBD), Region Three resident, who travelled to New York for his grandmother’s funeral was in the wee hours of Monday shot dead, while his brother is clinging to life after they were attacked by two men on 124th Street, South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York.Dead: Ricky KalisaranRicky Kalisaran, 31, of Lot 7 Klein Pouderoyen, WBD, was shot once to his back by one of the gun-toting bandits and left to die in front of a nightclub on 124th Street.His brother, Michael Kalisaran, 25, a resident of the US, was shot to his abdomen but when the bullet exit his body, it caused severe damage to a lung and kidney. He was admitted to the Jamaica Hospital, but was later transferred to a medical facility in Long Island to receive treatment.Anmarie George, an aunt of the two men, when contacted via telephone, told Guyana Times that Ricky and another brother, Vicky, arrived in the US on Saturday for their grandmother’s funeral, which is scheduled for Wednesday. She explained that based on reports they received, the two men were shot during a robbery.“From what we got, is that Michael forgot his mobile phone in his car and went to retrieve it when he was attacked by a group of men who attempted to take away a gold chain he was wearing and a scuffle started. After Rickey saw this, he went to his brother’s assistance and it was then we learnt that one of the men whipped out a gun and discharged a round hitting him to his back,” George revealed.She explained that after Ricky was shot, he was left on the roadway for about 45 minutes where he bled to death. His youngest brother was later picked up and rushed to the Jamaica Hospital.Detectives at the Scene early Monday morningThe Eyewitness News in New York reported that detectives were looking into whether the young men had left a nearby club prior to the shooting.“Police say the two men attempted to rob the brothers and they resisted, getting into a physical struggle with them. One of the men pulled a gun and shot them both. The men fled the scene in a dark coloured sedan,” the news entity reported.Further, it stated that a similar car crashed into another vehicle at 103rd Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, and detectives were looking into whether the suspects were in that vehicle. After the crash, the car then proceeded onto the Belt Parkway and disappeared. No arrests have been made.Meanwhile, George explained that Michael’s condition was critical and the men’s mother was devastated. “She is in the process of preparing for her mother’s funeral… her father is hospitalised, now one of her sons is dead and the other is battling for his life… you could imagine her present condition,” the aunt added.Meanwhile, relatives in Guyana explained that they received the dreaded news about 03:30h on Monday. One relative who spoke with Guyana Times explained Ricky and his eldest brother Vicky along with their father lived in Barbados for some time before returning to Guyana.Ricky was described as a different “breed” in the family. He was jovial, loving and caring. He leaves to mourn his mother, his injured brother who is battling for his life, and two sisters.last_img read more