Pacers Continue Playoff Push

Heading into the 2017 NBA season, most people did not expect much out of the Indiana Pacers. The prior season, the Pacers ended up finishing seventh in the conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs. At the end of the season, they ended up trading their star player, Paul George, to the Oklahoma City Thunder out of fear of losing him in free agency.

Due to the loss of Paul George, most expected that the Pacers would take a step back this season. However, they have been extremely good and actually look much better than they did the prior year. This trend continued is past week as the Pacers continued to position themselves well for the playoffs and surprise people all over the league (https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/5/17200330/indiana-pacers-myles-turner-victor-oladipo-feature).

As the regular season of the NBA comes to close, the Pacers look well positioned for a deep playoff run. They are currently the number 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and will likely hold this position. This means they will probably end up facing either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs. In either situation, the team could be in a good position as they have looked very cohesive and impressive as of late.

One of the main reasons why the Pacers will continue to perform well is due to Victor Oladipo. The Pacers ended up acquiring him during the trade that included Paul George. Since joining the Pacers, Oladipo has been one of the to players in the league.

Avaaz Rallies one Million People To Raise Alarm On Mass Extinction Threat

The greatest mass extinction of species in the history of planet earth is happening right now, a dire situation which threatens not just plants and animals but the human race itself.Fighting back against the enormous forces causing this problem will take the efforts of millions of people who must stand up, confront local and world leaders and demand urgent action. One group that is at the forefront of such an effort is Avaaz, the world’s largest online social activist organization.Through the infrastructure of Avaaz, more than one million people have called upon world governments to confront the global extinction crisis.

Avaaz has created a petition that concerned citizens living anywhere on the planet can sign – a document which also outlines an action plan put together by a team of high-profile biodiversity scientists.Avaaz is one of the few organizations in the world that can mobilize and rally huge numbers of people in a short amount of time. It uses the internet as a primary platform to make it simple for anyone to get involved in the major issues of our day.There is no limit to the kinds of problems Avaaz activists are tackling.

Problem with pollution, biodiversity, climate change, poverty, education, political oppression, forced refugee migrations and more are just some of the recent areas where Avaaz has made a big difference and produced positive change.Since Avaaz was founded in 2007, it has raised tens of millions of dollars using a grassroots model, accepting only small donations from millions of people while turning away compromising cash from giant corporations or billionaires.Avaaz is for people like you – an “ordinary, average concerned citizen” who wishes he/she could do something to get involved, to pitch in and help solve some of the most pressing problems facing our world today.Learn More.

Pacers Mount Comeback to Defeat Lakers

While they have their playoff spot locked up, the last three weeks of the 2017-18 NBA season are still very important for the Indiana Pacers. They are currently in a tough battle with the Cavaliers, Wizards and 76ers for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers improved their chances of hosting a playoff series in Indianapolis when they earned an impressive comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, March 19.

The Los Angeles offense was red-hot after the opening tip-off. They seemingly scored every time they went down the court in the first quarter. Since the Pacers had no luck on defense, they were down eight points after the first quarter. Indiana finally found a way to slow down the Lakers in the second quarter. The improved defense helped them close the deficit to two points before halftime.

Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner completely took over the game in the third quarter. The top two stars for the Pacers were not going to let their team lose on Monday. They led the Pacers to 35 points in the third quarter to gain a 12-point lead. This big lead allowed Indiana to rest a lot of their starters in the fourth quarter. While the offense really struggled late in the game, the Pacers were still able to get a 110-100 win over the Lakers.

They may not have played their best basketball, but every win counts right now for the Pacers. Indiana will play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 21.

Northern Indiana Trail Bridge Will Soon Be Built

The state highway located in Kokomo, Indiana, will be closed on a temporary basis. This will allow construction on a new pedestrian bridge to be completed that will expand the northern Indiana recreational trail over the highway. This bridge is something that legislators have been talking about for a very long time. However, they had a very hard time getting all of the financing together in order to pay for the construction of the bridge. The total cost is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $2 million.

The bridge project should be completed by Memorial Day. The total length of the trail is roughly 40 miles. The city will provide updates to residents about the status of the construction. This will let people know when the highway will be opened up again. Many people believe that the bridge should have been opened a long time ago. However, the contractors who will be building the bridge say that a project like this should not be rushed. It must be done right in order to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.

There were rumors that the bridge would be built five years ago. City planners had even started to talk to local contractors to get price estimates. However, the project fell through at that time because the money could not be raised. Residents are very happy that the bridge construction is finally underway. They believe this will be a huge upgrade for all of the local community to enjoy.

Adam Milstein Expresses Concern Over Recent Anti-Semitism

The Jewish News Syndicate is an important publication that has been dedicated to delivering the most pressing news to anyone of Jewish belief or ancestry. They have established themselves as the fastest-growing news outlet that focuses exclusively on Israel and the Jewish culture. They are delivered to over a hundred print outlets, and one of their chief contributors is Adam Milstein. One of Milstein’s recent articles discusses how anti-Semitism is growing at an alarming rate on the radical right but on the radical left as well.

One of the things that Adam Milstein is particularly concerned about would be the fact that there is an ever-present cornerstone of radical Muslim movements permeating the radical Left. Milstein cautions us not to take this lightly, saying that proponents of Radical Islam are not known for being peace-loving toward those that oppose them. They are known for stoning women, executing gays, and trampling upon feminists. This doesn’t even touch on their treatment of Jewish individuals.

Thus, Milstein writes, liberals should be appalled by how radical Islam treats those who don’t share their faith. However, as Milstein notes, these far left often shares a hatred for Western influence and nationalism and freedom of speech. Because they lump moderate Muslims and radical Muslims together into one “block”, they characterize radical Muslim as people that are “oppressed” even though they are often the ones doing the oppressing.

According to some on the left, Israel is a colonialist oppressor of Muslims that literally is at fault for all of the problems that are present in the Middle East. However, Adam Milstein is appalled at this characterization. However, there is more to the story and more for Adam Milstein to get appalled at. Take leftist hero Bernie Sanders for example.

Sanders recently campaigned for UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Seems pretty tame until you realize that Corbyn continues to deny the Holocaust ever happened to this day. The fact that Sanders wouldn’t campaign with a Homophobe, Islamophobe, or a racist but he would campaign for a denier of the Holocaust truly speaks volumes. It doesn’t matter whether it’s someone on the left or someone on the right, Adam Milstein knows that Anti-Semitism has no place in our modern society whatsoever.

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Nick Vertucci: Attend The Rel Estate Academy

Nick Vertucci is a successful real estate investor. He originally grew up with a loving family who is struck by financial difficulties with because mom to work long hours in order to support his family. By the age of 18, Nick Vertucci was forced to live out of his own vehicle in order to survive. Prior to the economic crash of 2000, he made a living by selling computer parts. This all came to change when the economy crashed in the year 2000.

He was able to turn his fortunes around by attending a real estate investment seminar that was invited to buy a close friend. At this seminar, he learned all that he needed to know in order to begin a successful career investing in real estate. It made a promise to himself that if you were ever to become incredibly successful that he would teach others the message that he was taught himself. In 2014 he launched a real estate investment Academy called the Nick Vertucci real estate investment Academy. This is a free seminar which advertises using varying mediums as a way for individuals to increase their knowledge of the real estate investment market. By attending this seminar, you will be able to learn all that you need to know in order to launch your own successful real estate investments.

He has had numerous success stories that have all been able to create profitable income streams through the investment of real estate. It is important that an individual understands that these events are free all that you must do is register for them and attend the events. It may be difficult to attend them, but it is important that you find the time to make it to them. At these events, you will have Nick Vertucci, and a team of experts will be willing to answer all of your potential questions about investment in the real estate markets. By the end of the seminars, you will understand every aspect of real estate investment including how to improve property investments and create positive cash flow through your real estate investments.

pros and cons of public private partnerships, reports Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens reported the history making effort by Belo Horizonte in the successful implementation of a public private partnership. The public private partnership is scheduled over 20 years, and is upgrading all the public lights from luminary lights to LED. Felipe Montoro Jens details, by the year 2020 a total of 182,000 lights will have been upgraded as part of this public private partnership. The success experienced in the city of Belo Horizonte has inspired and encouraged other cities to try and duplicate that successful implementation of a public private partnership. Read more at negocioemfoco.com about Felipe Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens notes the Brazilian government has been putting fourth effort to cut the deficit, create jobs and stimulate the economy, and public private partnerships are looking more and more like an effective solution. According to Felipe Montoro Jens an R $ 44 billion investment is being implemented by the government in the form of a 57 project stimulus package. The Program of Partnership and Investments (PPI), who is responsible for stimulating public private partnerships will be managing the investment to include road work construction projects, relinquishing control of public companies to the private sectors, and airport management.

Infraero, the government airport management company is responsible for all the major airports in the country. Felipe Montoro Jens has reported Infraero will have some of the financial burden lifted by auctioning the following airports to the private sector: Brasilia, Confis (Belo Horizinte), Galeao (Rio de Janeiro), Guarulhos (Sao Paulo), Maceio (AL), Joao Pessoa (PB), Aracaju (SE), Juazeiro do Norte (CE), Campina (PB), Recife (PE), Varzea Grande (MT), Rondonopolis (MT), Alta Floresta (MT), Barra do Garcas (MT), Victoria (ES) and Macae (RJ).

Felipe Montoro Jens also reports, despite the economic positives of PPP, tax right offs by the private sector are ultimately paid by the government, which increases the costs of projects.

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Eight Inches of Snow Falls on Southern Indiana

Late March has not brought an end to the bad weather that has plagued Indiana throughout the winter. In fact, the southern part of Indiana has received snow that has added up to more than eight inches. This has led to gridlock on many of the major freeways in the region. It was not just southern Indiana that has been hammered by snow. The eastern and central parts of the state have also experienced much heavier snowfall than they usually get at this time of the year.

As you might expect, the snow has caused many people to lose control of their cars while they were driving. Therefore, many accidents have occurred on the roads where the snowfall has been the heaviest. The most snow fell in Salem where more than eight inches was reported. The city of Floyds Knobs reported more than seven inches of snow. Fortunately, the road crews in Indiana have done a great job of clearing the snow and making the busiest roads passable. This is because they have been monitoring the national weather reports constantly. They knew that heavy snowfall was going to happen. Therefore, they were already on the roads laying down salt long before the storms arrived. This type of proactive approach has helped to make sure that many roads are kept open to traffic. Muncie had several inches of snow and so did Indianapolis. The good news is that the snow is expected to stop coming down within the next 24 hours.

Aloha Construction Specializes In Home Repair And Renovation Projects

Aloha Construction is based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. It is a family-owned and operated construction services company that serves the whole of that state and Southern Wisconsin. The company has gained a reputation for delivering excellent results and maintaining a safety record unrivaled by competitors. Aloha Construction is one of the leading contractors in the region, having completed over 7000 local projects. Its high quality team of inspectors, installers, claims specialists, managers, and office staff delivers a range of home repair and renovation services.

Gutter repair is one of the specialties of Aloha Construction. The gutter system is one of the most important components of your home. Its purpose is to gather the rain water that streams down your roof and deposit it safely into a drainage system on the ground. Without a functioning gutter the water that falls onto your roof would go directly into the ground, causing soil erosion and the flooding of your basement. It would also lead to an increase of dampness in your home, which would cause an unacceptable level of mildew and mold growth.

Experts from Aloha Construction can repair your damaged or rotted gutter system. They can install gutter guards, miters, and elbows, and can also put in a new down spout system if necessary.

The installation and repair of siding is also an area in which Aloha Construction can help. Replacing the siding on your home is a daunting task. When siding starts to peel, crumble, and fall of your home, fresh material must be laid down. Poor siding can seriously impact the value of your home. You should call in an expert who can replace it with care and expertise.

Aloha Construction offers a range of indoor renovation services. If you are thinking of adding an extension to your house or redoing your flooring or simply having your doors and windows replaced, you should contact the company immediately. A design expert will sit down with you and help you develop your ideas into a concrete vision and plan. The company will also provide the workmen needed to carry out the actual refurbishment and renovation project.

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Indiana Braces for Winter Storm

On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Indiana ahead of a snowstorm that is expected to reach the state on Friday night. Meteorologists are predicting from 3 to 6 inches of snow across portions of the state. Some areas may receive as much as 8 inches of snow. The watch will remain in effect until late Saturday afternoon.

Residents of Indiana are already dealing with the aftermath of Wednesday’s snowfall, which saw some parts of the state covered in 8 inches of snowfall. Eastern and central Indiana were particularly hard hit by the nor’easter, causing several accidents on the state’s slippery highways. The town of Salem in southern Indiana received more than 8 inches of snow, while Indianapolis saw around 2 inches of snow.

Friday’s storm is projected to dump a mixture of freezing rain and snow in central and northern Indiana, while more southerly areas around Evansville and Mount Vernon should only experience rain. Authorities cautioned motorists to be careful while driving on snowy roads as visibility is expected to be reduced. Meteorologists also stressed that the storm could change course and affect other counties in the state.

The watch has also been issued for several other states, as the spring storm is expected to move across the Midwest on Friday and Saturday, dropping snow and rain on residents. Southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northeast South Dakota are all included in the winter storm watch.