Pothole Repair Disparity Vexes Residents Of Indianapolis

A lot of people in Indiana’s largest city say they are suffering from pothole discrimination. While some Indiana residents get potholes on their streets filled within hours of calling the city, others find they must wait 10 to 21 days.

The city provides two methods of reporting potholes. Citizens can call the Mayor’s Action Center or use a nifty app called “Request Indy App.” But that doesn’t mean you will get swift action, depending on what part of the city you live in.

One resident told a local TV news crew that the road he takes to work every day is so filled with potholes it’s like navigating “landmines.” The hole-pocked road even forces him to go “off road” to get by certain areas.

Some Indianapolis residents report they have waited as long as 21 days to get pothole repairs after reporting them multiple times.

It seems that the northeast and southeast corners of the Indianapolis metro area face the longest wait times while central and southern areas get fast turnaround on potholes repair.

City officials don’t seem to have a good explanation for why there is pothole disparity in Indianapolis. Repeated attempts by reporters to get to the bottom of the phenomenon have come up empty.

Springtime is the worst time of year for potholes. Changing temperatures and retreating ground frost tend to cause roads to shift – to expand and contract – which weaken the structure of paved streets. That, along with heavy traffic, produces potholes.

Pacers Win Game 3

Prior to the start of the 2017 NBA season, most people believe that the Indiana Pacers would be in a rebuilding mode. The team had struggled to make the playoffs the prior year and had just traded away their star player, Paul George. While most people did not have very high expectations for the Pacers, team has played very well and ended up finishing high enough in the conference to make the playoffs.

The Pacers ended up earning a bid to the playoffs and we’re scheduled to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was not an easy matchup for the Pacers as the Cavaliers continue to be led by LeBron James and have won the Eastern Conference three straight years. While the Pacers were not the favorites to win, they are now actually in the lead after the first three games of the playoffs (https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/20/17259474/pacers-cavaliers-2018-time-tv-schedule-watch-live-online-game-3).

During Game 3 of the playoff match, it appeared that the Cavs were in clear control of the game. At one point, the Pacers were down 17 points and looked like they could not score. However, due to the strength of Bodgan Bodganovic, the Pacers were able to complete a very dramatic comeback and they ended up winning the game by two points.

After the very exciting Game 3, the series will continue to be played in Indianapolis for Game 4 before moving back to Cleveland for a game. Winning Game 4 would be a huge boost for the Pacers as they look to hold on to the home court advantage.

Amazing Art Sculpture

“Amatria” is the “sentient” art sculpture located in a glass atrium space on the fourth floor of Indiana University Bloomington’s new School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering’s Luddy Hall. The dedication ceremony for the brand-new state-of-the-art $39.8 million 124,000 square-foot- Luddy Hall occurred on April 13, 2018, to welcome its 15 classrooms and labs, 31 career counseling and interview spaces, and the latest 3-D printing equipment.

They use the term “sentient” for Amatria because the word comes from the Latin verb sentire, which means “to feel.” Amatria, created by Canadian artist and architect Phillip Beesley, is an extremely unique masterpiece with microphones and sensors throughout that sense audio levels, which enables it to greet and interact with people as they walk past! As it reacts, parts start to light up, vibrate, or make a zapping sound. PhD students are analyzing the received data from the sculpture.

Amatria is made out from many different materials including metal scaffolds, plastic pieces, glass vessels filled with vinegar which serve as vinegar batteries, and many more unusual and huge components. It took approximately 200 volunteers, which included students from several IU schools, to put the massive piece together.

It is desired that arts and humanities scholars interact with Amatria to help understand how to implement artificial intelligence systems, how to design smarter environments, and how to use them. The Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering is hosting summer camps be held in Luddy Hall so that students can learn about artificial intelligence and build small form versions of Amatria.

Glen Wakeman Helps Entrepreneurs To Become Successful By Providing Critical Insights And Ideas

Glen Wakeman has filled numerous roles during his career. He is a successful executive in the field of financial services, the CEO of a public company, a member of the board, the owner of a small business, an executive mentor and an investor. He has dedicated 21 years of his life to management in business development and is passionate about business creation and growth.

Glen Wakeman has a history as a writer, an inventor and a global executive but is currently focused on helping entrepreneurs with the growth of their businesses (Dailyforexreport). He has gained experience through his own disappointments and successes and wants to contribute his knowledge to others. He helps new entrepreneurs clarify their vision and increase their chances for success.

Glen Wakeman believes when an idea for a business is turned into a plan the risk of failure is reduced. He has explained when a business has not yet been established the entrepreneur usually needs help to succeed. He incorporates structured thinking and a solid plan to enable entrepreneurs to raise the capital necessary for their venture. This philosophy is what led Glen Wakeman to create the Launchpad Toolkit. This is basically an easy to use guide reflecting his learning and experience. The presentation is investor friendly, clear and clean.

Glen Wakeman has incorporated a basic process for Launchpad. He explains everything in regards to establishing a business from the legal aspects to marketing. This is accomplished with an online software service leading the client though numerous questions and providing the answers. He sees a lot of opportunities in the future and believe most new business fail due to poor planning or a lack of capital. He offers an excellent plan to reduce the risk of failure and increase the odds for success.

Glen Wakeman also provides entrepreneurs with tips through the Launchpad Toolkit to help them become leaders. He believes a cleaner and simpler approach is more effective. Often an entrepreneurs plans were simply too complicated to come to fruition. He teaches entrepreneurs the importance of listening to their customers so they can adapt to their needs and insights.

 

Ryan Seacrest on Solid Foundation

Ryan Seacrest’s steady rise to the top of his media empire isn’t surprising to those who know him. Often referred to as the hardest-working person in show business, Ryan has a hand in media of all kinds from radio to red-carpet shows to television production. He found an interest in radio from a young age and worked hard to make a name for himself not just in hosting but spotting television gold.

Ryan’s infectious enthusiasm and confidence on-air has made him a great host, whether he’s freezing in Times Square on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or looking for the next big hit across from Jennifer Lopez on the set of American Idol. After spending over a decade working in TV, Ryan was tapped to become the next host to sit alongside Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Following in the footsteps of Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan, Ryan was chosen after a very lengthy search by the network.

Ryan (@ryanseacrest) has been incredibly successful behind the camera as well, producing a series of hit television shows on the E! television network. He’s brought shows to television as executive producer such as Mixology, Shah’s of Sunset, Married to Jonas, and every iteration of the iconic Kardashian series.

With all of his extensive entertainment experience and education, Ryan’s natural choice for charity work focuses on broadcast media centers. Ryan is passionate about children’s healthcare and through his nonprofit organization the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, is bringing multimedia centers to pediatric hospitals across the United States. The Foundation’s aim is to not only entertain children suffering from illness but to educate and encourage them during treatment.

The Foundation has set up media centers in 10 different cities, with the newest addition coming to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Taylor Swift surprised patients by appearing at the opening, inspiring and encouraging all in attendance. Other stars such as Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato support the Foundation as well, bringing awareness and hope to Ryan’s worthy cause.

Discover more about Ryan’s radio show:
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Indiana’s Senate Hopeful Rokita Called Out For Racist Ad

Unfortunately for everyone throughout the United States of America, the political landscape involves endless fighting between Democrats and Republican over views that virtually all constituents of each party consider sacred, more or less.

Todd Rokita is a candidate running for a seat in the Indiana State Senate as a Republican. However, a recent ad ran by Rokita has been alleged to be tied directly to race and other classes in the United States, including protests against police violence, the use of other languages besides English, and calling out “liberal elites” that ultimately supported “[rioting] in our streets” and widespread assaults on law enforcement officers.

Two pastors from Fort Wayne, Indiana, have spoken out against the ad.

Such contest is objectively great, seeing as most churchgoers and their church leaders have conservative views. Some pastors that step out against issues that, for example, are similar to what is held by Indiana State Senate hopeful Todd Rokita could effectively cause their attendance to plummet.

Reverend John Gardner of Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne spoke out by saying the advertisement has gone “too far,” further stating that Rokita should be “called out” by members of the community, especially those of prominent positions in the state of Indiana such as Mr. Gardner, himself.

Nathan Brand, a spokesman for Todd Rokita, shared that the true motivation behind the creation of the video was not at all related to race and that such criticisms of Rokita’s controversial campaign advertisement shown on both television and the Internet were “political correctness run amok.”

Following Trends Can Transform Your MLB Betting Fun into an Investment Opportunity

If you’ve been wagering against the MLB odds, you may have bet on games just for you’re own personal gratification. But, applying a few guidelines to your methods can turn what was a haphazard system into a potentially lucrative investment.

 

Granted, you might not get rich in an instant, but if you follow these subtle suggestions, you can take an entertaining hobby and transform it into an investment opportunity that will still be fun, while earning you money.

 

Dominance Factor

 

You should research dominant trends for team matchups first. Set yourself up a nice spreadsheet, or make three columns on a sheet of paper. Column one should have a list of situations showing team dominance, column two listing clear pitcher dominance and a third column noting each team’s current winning streak.

 

Team Dominance

 

Go back for at least three seasons and see what the records are for any two teams on the daily schedule. Look for overwhelming situations that are unique to which team is playing at home. Often strange trends develop in baseball where one team dominates another team at their home ballpark.

 

This is the first step in setting up a daily list of viable wagers. List situations where you see that one team clearly displays a prevailing advantage over their opponent. Always write in the winning percentage against the team they are playing at least the last three seasons.

 

Remember to keep your focus on the home team. Sometimes home and away numbers will be vastly different. Rank this data from the highest winning percentage, down to the least.

 

Pitcher Dominance

 

You now have a series of games that should show a trend. To improve your chances, the next column will include the pitcher statistical history against the team. Check the career match up history for the probable starter of the dominant team first.

 

List won/loss statistics for both starting pitchers to make certain you are not betting against a pitching dominance situation that cancels the team advantage. If you find a correlation between team dominance and pitcher dominance, put a checkmark next to this game. These are the baseball games that have the highest probability of maintaining a trend.

 

Recent Dominance

 

The last column will cancel situations where basic common sense might override a dominant trend. Be aware that series sweeps in baseball are rare. If, you see situations where the dominant team is looking to continue that domination by sweeping the final game of a series, use caution. But, on the other side of the coin is the idea that a team that customarily dominates a series may be trying to avoid a sweep. Note those situations in your third column and especially take advantage of the latter example.
Baseball is full of situational match ups, where team and pitcher dominance combined can be very indicative of the outcome. Look for dominant trends and try to spot subtle combinations. You’ll be able to gain a nightly advantage betting against the MLB odds and turn your fun hobby into a lucrative investment opportunity.

Pence’s 2016 Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Before Donald Trump picked Mike Pence to run as his vice president in the 2016 presidential election, Pence held political office as the governor of Indiana. Dring his time as governor of the land of corn fields and basketball, the current United States Vice President then signed a law that took away several liberties of women seeking abortions on fetuses inside their own bodies.

One of the key protections that the anti-abortion bill put into action was banning to-be mothers from aborting fetuses if they were suspected to have genetic defects.

According to a federal appeals court on Thursday, April 19, 2018, the legislature signed into action in March 2016 by Pence was recently ruled unconstitutional. The 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals, led by Judge William Bauer, found that such provisions in the law violated precedents of law set forth in previous cases “and are therefore unconstitutional.”

This ruling does, in fact, support a federal court ruling about the same bill, formally known in Indiana state legislature as the House Enrolled Act 1337.

The aforementioned ruling against the bill was brought forward from both Kentucky’s and Indiana’s Planned Parenthood organizations against the Indiana State Department of Health.

Because “there was no medical basis for these restrictions,” said CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Christie Gillespie, she felt the ruling would turn out as it did earlier this week.

CNN initially reported this story. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office did not provide any input regarding the matter.

LaunchPad Holdings CEO Glen Wakeman Aids Startups

Glen Wakeman is the chief executive officer and founder of LaunchPad Holdings. He founded this company back in the year 2015 and has built it into a successful business. With this new company, Glen brings his experience and expertise to help other businesses reach their full potential. During his career, he has established himself as someone who provides mentorship as well as possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and being a business revolutionary. Over the years, Glen has participated in a number of key activities such as providing guidance for startup companies and also devising methods for maximizing business performance. Wakeman has also served in a number of high level positions during his career such as President and as a board of directors member.

When looking to come up with a business idea, Glen decided to start up a company that would help businesses get assistance in devising an effective plan for operating. Therefore he started up LaunchPad Holdings in order to achieve this objective. Wakeman realized that there were a number of businesses that were in position to be very profitable and successful. As a result, he believed that with the right planning, they would be able to be the top performing companies that they were capable of being.

During each day Glen spends a lot of time doing tasks in order to keep his business as a successful operation. The first thing he does is evaluate sales in order to track the revenue of the company. After evaluating sales figures, Glen will then hold a conference call in order to tell his partners what tasks need to be done during the day. These include organizing sales meetings, completing administrative tasks and also paying expenses. He will also go over customer trends, review inquiries and also evaluate what the competition is doing. These all help Glen maximize the potential success of LaunchPad Holdings.

One of the things that has made Glen Wakeman an effective business leader is his knowledge of global affairs. He has lived in six different countries and is therefore knowledgeable about how businesses operate in different regions of the world. This exposure to international markets has allowed him to provide strategic advice on important things such as raising capital, angel investing and international finance.

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Pacers Win Game 3 Against Cavaliers

After splitting the first two games, the playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers moved to Indianapolis for the first time on Friday, April 20. The Pacers were dominant at home this season, but defeating a team led by LeBron James in the playoffs is always going to be a difficult task.

Indiana started the game flat despite playing in front of a raucous crowd. The Pacers consistently struggled with their shooting touch throughout the first half. After only scoring 20 points in both the first and second quarter, the Pacers were down 17 points entering halftime.

Since they could not rely on their offense, Indiana stepped up their pressure on defense in the second half. After holding the Cavaliers to only 12 points in the third quarter, the Pacers were only down six points entering the final quarter. The Indiana offense came alive when it matter the most. They took the lead with six minutes left to play and never looked back. A late run by Cleveland made the game close, but the Pacers still won 92-90.

The win on Friday may turn out be the key moment in this series. Everyone in Indiana thought the team was going to lose halfway through the game, but they pulled off one of the most impressive comebacks in franchise history. The Pacers were not only able to maintain their home-court advantage, but they also drastically shifted the momentum in the series. Game 4 will be played on Sunday night.