Report: South Bend now tops for robberies in Indiana

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – March 22, 2021 0 356 Facebook WhatsApp Report: South Bend now tops for robberies in Indiana WhatsApp (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Some crimes may be up across the state, but robberies are on the decline.A new report from YourLocalSecurity.com says robberies in Indiana have decreased by 34%.It’s an improvement over last October’s report, which had Indianapolis as the top city for robberies in Indiana. That spot now belongs to South Bend, with about 26 robberies per 10,000 people.The reports use several pieces of data for each analysis, including statistics provided by the FBI. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Google+ Previous articleSeveral local police agencies to conduct spring bus stop patrolsNext articleBoy, 14, faces murder and child molestation charges connected to death of New Carlisle girl 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

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Five Alarm Funk Shares Behind-The-Scenes Video Making Their Upcoming Album [Premiere]

first_imgEight piece groove rockers Five Alarm Funk are one of the most exciting bands on the Vancouver scene, bringing their uniquely exciting sound to venues all across the continent! Rooted in the funk sound, the band merges influences from Latin music, progressive rock, ska, and more to make something that’s totally their own. But it all comes together with the tight-laced grooves that can only be found in funky, groovy music.The band is set to release their sixth studio album, Sweat, on March 3rd. If it’s anything like their previous five releases, our hopes are particularly high. The band has been nominated for awards on some of their latest albums, all fueled by their groove heavy approach. “Sweat is the culmination of over a decade of writing and playing music together,” says drummer/vocalist Tayo Branston. “It’s by far the hottest, funkiest work we have ever created!”To get you excited for the new release, we’ve teamed up with Five Alarm Funk to share their new behind the scenes video making the new album, set to the music of new song “DDPP.” “‘DDPP’ is a throwback to the 1980’s break dance battle scene,” says Branston. “The goal was to create an up-tempo break beat that had the attributes of an early hip hop dance track, but in a vibe that blended Five Alarm Funk’s powerful, relentless sound.”You can check out the new behind-the-scenes video for Sweat, posted below.Pre-orders for the new album and all information about the band can be found on their official website! Don’t miss an opportunity to catch this exciting crew at a venue near you.[Cover photo via Maggie MacPherson]last_img read more

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PREMIUMStart-up giants race to digitize ‘warung’

first_imgTopics : Homegrown start-up giants are tapping into the underserved sector of warung (kiosks or mom-and-pop shop), as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the digitalization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).In a country where small businesses account for more than 60 percent of the economy, a warung is the nearest retail spot for many people to make small purchases of snacks or household supplies.Indonesian unicorn Gojek is the latest player to enter the race, with the September launch of GoToko, an online business-to-business (B2B) platform that allows small retailers to directly access brand principles, give product recommendations and use Gojek to receive stock shipments, among other things.“We want brands to come on board with us to better cater to the underserved, as it is sometimes difficult to distribute goods to warung,” GoToko CEO and presid… Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Linkedin Facebook start-up Gojek Grab e-commerce warung Bukalapak Tokopedialast_img read more

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Jamaica welcomes University’s plan to develop global academy city

first_imgThe Jamaica government has welcomed plans by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to develop a global academic city on lands at Caymanas Estate in St. Catherine, a parish in the south east of the island.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, delivering an address on behalf of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, described the decision as a “notable step in the right direction, which challenges the very core of how we traditionally see universities”.Holness said that the plan solidifies opportunity for innovative enterprise.“I am excited by the plans to develop this knowledge city and edu-tourism venture,” Holness said, adding that the “possibilities for new businesses and new career opportunities (will) make Jamaica a more attractive venue for off-shore education”.The new campus to be established on approximately 25 acres of land, will feature the Caribbean’s first Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).In his own address to the ceremony on Thursday, Green urged universities to move “research outside of the halls of a university” and into government policy.He said the government has an “open door” approach and would use research posited by universities to influence policy.“Too many of our universities or tertiary institutions do extraordinarily good work; so many of our students are looking at the most critical problems that we face and have come up with solutions, but who knows about it… . Let us feed it into policy,” he said.The conference was held under the theme ‘Developing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology for Global Competitiveness’.last_img read more

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