Town of Milan audited by Indiana

first_imgMILAN, Ind. — The Indiana State Board of accounts recently audited the Town of Milan’s finances after a former official failed to deposit utility payments and pay the town’s taxes and bills.The board issued a 13 page report after a special investigation where the board looked at the town’s finances between February 1, 2013 and March 21, 2014.Dale Holdbert was serving as the town’s Clerk-Treasurer.The report explains that Holdbert did not depots over $2,000 in utility payments and $200 in customer deposits. The town was also charged just under $6,000 in penalties, interest, and other charges for payroll withholding, sales taxes, and employment tax, not sent on time.The investigation also found that Holdbert made adjustments to customer utility accounts without documenting why the changes were made.After the investigation was complete, the report was sent to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and the Ripley County Prosecutors Office to determine if criminal charges are warranted.No charges have been filed at this time.last_img read more

Club support creates more players and more members

first_img1 Dec 2016 Club support creates more players and more members England Golf’s support for clubs, through its county and national networks, encouraged over 135,000 people to try the game and over 9000 to become club members in just six months. The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing. County Development Officers, working in partnership with county unions, associations, the Golf Foundation and the PGA, connected clubs with national campaigns and helped them to recruit and retain members and strengthen their business structure.  Clubs have been able to take advantage of the highly successful Business Growth Hubs; demand-led workshops; and support to help them understand their local market before making investment and marketing decisions. As a result, the number of people trying golf is up 47% on the same period last year and over 43,000 have taken coaching courses of at least four weeks. Meanwhile, there’s a growing commitment to regular play, shown by a 26% increase in new memberships, which include trial and introductory packages. England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “Clubs are at the centre of everything we do and it’s very satisfying for our county teams to work with them to achieve these results. Now, we all look forward to building on these successes and helping clubs to become even stronger.” Campaigns include Get into golf, supported by Sky Sports, which received over 700,000 hits on its getintogolf.org website from people interested in beginner golf opportunities. Over 730 clubs have used the website to promote more than 13,000 activities and attract over 32,000 beginners. An increasing number of Get into golf beginners are joining clubs, with almost 5000 becoming members this summer, compared with nearly 4000 last year.  During the summer a number of new ventures were launched, including Golf Express, which promotes shorter formats and particularly 9-hole golf on the golfexpress9.org website. It encourages busy people to play more often, telling them that it’s ‘all the game in half the time.’ It was successfully trialled in Staffordshire, helping to retain current players and attract returners by offering a playing opportunity that fitted in with their lifestyle. June was dedicated to highlighting the ongoing golfing opportunities for women and girls under the banner of #ThisGirlsGolfs. Encouragingly, 40% of all those trying golf were female and clubs are successfully attracting them to women-only Get into golf sessions and into membership. July turned the spotlight on golf as a game for all the family. Clubs were encouraged to run open days and existing golfers invited their families to share their pleasure in the game.  These events helped to attract new visitors and members.  Marketing materials were available to clubs for both focus months, which will be repeated in 2017 as part of England Golf’s promotional calendar. Girls Golf Rocks – a project run jointly with the Golf Foundation – successfully attracted 600 girls in nine counties to try golf, helped by the promise from young ambassadors that it’s a fun and sociable game. Over 500 went on to take coaching courses and more than 200 have become club members. Next year, Girls Golf Rocks will be run in 15 counties. Click here to read the full County Impact Reportlast_img read more

Josh Pierre-Louis expresses intent to transfer

first_imgDuring his only year at Temple, Pierre-Louis averaged 3.8 points per game in 27 games this season while averaging 12.7 minutes per game. Pierre-Louis also made 42.9 percent of his shots from the field while converting 37.8 percent of his three-pointers. Pierre-Louis was rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports coming out of Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey. Pierre Louis’ announcement comes just two days after his brother, junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis, declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.  Pierre-Louis is the second Temple player to announce his intention to transfer from the program following this season. Junior forward Justyn Hamilton announced his intent to transfer from the program on March 14. Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis intends to transfer from the Temple University men’s basketball program, Verbal Commits announced in a tweet on Wednesday. Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis dribbles the ball down the court during the Owls’ game against Saint Joseph’s University at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 10. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS Josh Pierre-Louis has not provided a comment as of Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

A number of Russian pay TV operators including NTV

first_imgA number of Russian pay TV operators including NTV+, Akado and Rostelecom have dropped culture and factual channel Dozhd from their programming line-ups after it aired a survey on whether lives could have been saved if the city of Leningrad – now St Petersburg – had surrendered to the Germans during the Second World War rather than withstanding its three-year siege by Axis forces.The survey, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the siege, is seen as controversial in Russia.NTV+ published a statement saying that although the channel had not broken any law, it could not “ignore the opinion of our subscribers” and had decided to pull the service.Akado attributed its decision to doubts about the validity of the licence used by broadcast Dozhd, while Rostelecom pulled the channel without giving reasons, according to local reports.ER-Telecom, which had been airing Dozhd on a trial basis, has also pulled the channel from its platform on the grounds that it does not have a formal contract in place.Russian deputy minister of communications Alexey Volin, speaking at the CSTB trade show in Moscow two days ago, intimated that Dozhd was not on the country’s list of mandatory channels that distributors are legally bound to carry and that no action would be taken against operators that dropped the service.last_img read more