Monthly Archives: May 2018

Romeo Langford’s Father’s Relationship with Nike Raises Suspicion

The explosive scandal that rocked college basketball a few months ago has now reached hometown Indiana University.

 

According to a Tuesday report in the Washington Post, Indiana commit Romeo Langford may be thrust into the controversy. The story detailed how Langford’s father, Tim Langford, ran an AAU program funded by athletics apparel giant Adidas. Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino claims that Adidas funded the program in an effort to keep close ties with Tim’s son. Romeo went on to become a 2018 McDonald’s All-American and a top-five recruit in this year’s class.

 

Whether or not this relationship between Adidas and the AAU program, Twenty Two Vision, was illegal remains unclear at this point. Sponsoring an AAU team is not inherently against NCAA eligibility rules. However, the suspicion of improper benefits is there based on the obvious fact that Indiana is an Adidas school and Romeo chose to commit to an Adidas school after the company invested in his father’s AAU program. Leading into his decision day, Romeo had narrowed it down to Indiana, Vanderbilt, and Kansas. Of the three schools, both Indiana and Kansas are sponsored by Adidas, while Vanderbilt is a Nike school.

 

Until the developing story of the recruiting improprieties fully shakes out, it will be impossible to know what schools will come out of the scandal clean. Until then, it is best for players, and fans, to let the investigation develop and not push the panic button.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Heat Up

After a frustrating start to the season that featured a number of games postponed to poor weather, the Fort Wayne TinCaps have begun to settle into a groove as of late, winning six of their last seven baseball games. The single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres most recently swept the Beloit Snappers at their home park. Minor league baseball is an environment unlike anything else in sports, it is fun — especially when the local Fort Wayne team is putting on a display like they have been recently. Another great thing about minor league baseball games is they are concocted with families in mind, making them a great summer outing.

While still sitting at a mediocre record overall, if the TinCaps continue this tear they are currently on they will most definitely be competing for the Midwest League title come season’s end. The most intriguing prospect on the TinCaps, shortstop Fernando Tatis, is also due for a turnaround as he is currently only batting a .216 average at the plate. If Tatis and a few other players begin playing up to their top caliber then the TinCaps will be a seriously dangerous team. Indeed, it was 2009 the last time Fort Wayne won the title but this team has the look and feel of a team destined to compete.

Do not hesitate any longer, get out to the Parkview Field as soon as possible and watch the MLB All-Stars of tomorrow, today.

Wabash Valley family to be honored at March of Dimes event

Cambry DeGroote smiles, walks, talks and plays just like any other three-year-old. She probably does not understand the difficult circumstances surrounding her birth. Even though she may not fully understand what her birth means to her parents for many years yet, her parents know how lucky they are to have her. To honor her life and the lives of children who did not make it, the DeGroote family plans too participate in a March of Dimes Walk in Terre Haute on May 5.

The march’s route starts at the ISU footbal stadium and winds its way through other areas of the west central Indiana city. Cambry probably will not walk along the route herself, but the rest of her family will. The DeGrootes will be honored at the end of the march. Cambry does not know it, but her entry into this world was more difficult than the entry of most children into this world. She was born two months early and she spent seven months in Union Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, according to WTHI 10.

Despite the joy Cambry has given the DeGrootes, they are also particpating because of tragedy. Notably absent from the march, at least from their point of view is, Cambry’s brother Carston. Carston died suffered seven months into his mother’s pregnancy.

Without the support of the March of Dimes, the Cambry’s may not have ever seen Cambry’s smile. Other families are not so lucky. The DeGroots encourage everyone to give to the March of Dimes if they can afford to do so.

I-69 Construction comes to an end

Interstate 69’s construction has caused headaches for residents of Bloomington and Indiana University students for four years. The ordeal is not yet over, but it soon will be. It just will not be over in time for the college’s graduation ceremonies. Parents and families attending graduation ceremonies will experience traffic headaches. However, the new road going past Bloomington, the home of IU University, should be completed by the end of this summer.

Although the commencement ceremonies take place in May, the Indiana Department of Transportation’s construction project is slated to end on August 31. The current project began four years ago. INDOT wanted to turn a portion of what was Indiana 37 into an extra 20 miles of Interstate 69. The project ran into a brief snag a few years ago when the plans for the new route came dangerously close to a nudist colony.

Fern Hills, a privately owned nudist colony, sits next to the route, according to News Talk Radio 1280. The concerns about the road’s proposed course surfaced in 2012. The state and the colony reached an agreement. No motorists need fear that they be exposed to nudists while they wonder on the property naked, and the nudists no longer need to worry about the road threatening their privacy.

The route goes near but not through the city of Bloomington. The southern Indiana City frequently finds itself at odds with the state capital over improving its roadways. Residents and students often complain about the congested traffic lanes at peak travel times.

Clay Hutson Makes the Show at Soul2Soul:The World Tour

 

The Soul2Soul: The World Tour country music tour was one of the most highly successful country music tours as of late. Headlined by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, two performers which have not performed together since the year 2007, The Soul2Soul world tour consisted of over 70 sold out shows in its first leg. The second leg of the tour will begin in late May and will feature acts like Devin Dawson, the Brothers Osborne, Margo Price, NEEDTOBREATHE, and several others.

 

Clay’s Credits:

 

A show of this caliber could only be produced effectively by one man, and that man is Clay Hutson. Hutson is deeply involved in music production, starting his career as a sound engineer for Billy Graham’s productions. Eventually, this proved to be too little for Hutson, and he decided to set his sights on working in the music industry, thereby following his passion for rock and roll music. this passion would lead him to all sorts of countries to work for all types of musical acts. Hutson has been all over North America, Europe, and Australia, and he has done work for acts such as Marilyn Manson, P!nk, Guns and Roses, Kelly Clarkson, and of course Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He has helped these musicians by using his expertise in managing tours, staging tours, and sound engineering.

 

Clay’s Competence:

 

Clay Hutson prides himself on being the hardest working man in the room. This is one of the reasons that he is so highly sought after and recommended among Rock and Pop artists. His hard work, focus, and attention to detail is not ignored by these artists, and they appreciate his performances so much that he never runs out of work. What really stands out about Clay Hutson’s work in his performances is his passion and love for music. When he involves himself in the show he plans out every little detail before he starts, and he checks and double checks everything that he does so that he can be sure that the performances of the artist runs flawlessly.

 

There is no question that Clay can be considered one of those “first to enter, last to leave” type of people. It is all these attributes that make Clay Hutson one of the preeminent music and concert producers in the industry, an honor he has maintained for the past 20 years. Learn more: http://releasefact.com/2018/04/clay-hutson-joins-halsey-tour/

 

Armored Truck Loses $600,000

The Indiana State Police announced on Wednesday that commuters should be on the lookout for cash lying on I-70 near the Holt Road exit. According to police officials, the back doors of a Brinks armored vehicle suddenly opened, sending around $600,000 in bills flying onto the interstate. Police have asked passersby to return any money they may have picked up.

The loss of cash prompted a quick response from some locals, who quickly jumped a nearby fence to grab the bills. Some motorists stopped on the interstate and collected both loose bills and money bags. Police officers who were called to the scene reportedly confiscated a quantity of cash from drivers who were trying to pocket the money for themselves. However, many of the passersby returned the money to the Brinks driver. Brinks has not clarified how the rear doors swung open in transit.

Police reported that several individuals collected money and drove away before they were able to arrive on the scene. Authorities are seeking a school bus driver and four men in a white truck, who reportedly grabbed some cash and quickly left. Police state they have several leads due to motorists who were able to read license plates before the other drivers absconded with their cash.

This is not the first time an armored truck has accidentally deposited cash on the road. The most famous incident involved Joey Coyle, a Philadelphia man who found $1 million in cash lying on the street and spent more than $100,000 of the bills before he was caught. Coyle’s story was later turned into a film by director Ramón Menéndez.

Indiana businesses honored as top 4 places to work in the state

Some experts believe the Midwest may become the next Silicon Valley. No one expects to see this happen soon, and some areas of the state, particularly the more rural ones, have not seen factory jobs for many years. Despite the economic woes from which some more rural portions of the state have suffered, the state’s economy is booming. Fox 59 put out its report on the top four places to work in the Hoosier state on May 4.

Which places took the top four spots? Bloomington’s Hannapin marketing leads the list. E-gineering, Blue 449 and Edward Jones round out the remaining top four. Hannapin Marketing is a first-time honroee while the other companies have won the award before. The companies honored vary in size. The smallest ones have slightly under 20 employees while the larger companies honored can have up to 2000 employees.

The businesses honored have a chance of going into the state’s business hall of fame. The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and several other Chambers of Commerce sponsor the event each year.

State representatives continue to show their dedication to making sure Hoosiers have access to work opportunities, and this year’s legislative session has seen many jobs dedicated to job growth and allow adults to pursue vocational education. The state already offers its 21st Century Scholar program for younger students who seek higher education. A recent change in state law allows adults to go back to community colleges to obtain an educational certificate.

Winnebago Expands Facility In Elkhart County

Winnebago is expanding their current facility in Elkhart County, the Winnebago Towable Campus bringing with it as many as 125 new jobs to the area by 2019 as reported by the Elkhart Truth.” The newly remodeled campus squaring up on 30-acres of land and costing an estimated $12 million dollars is a big plus to the economy and the folks living in Elkhart County. Winnebago is an industry leader in the manufacturing and sales of RV’s mainly used for leisure travel and outdoor activities. The company manufactures motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and toy haulers under the Winnebago banner. Commanding approximately 40% of the market in motorhomes and RV’s the new facility demonstrates the company’s confidence in growth and expanding market capitalization in the everchanging economy. President and CEO of the company, Michael Happe stated, “…the growth of the industry in the future and this will be a fantastic opportunity for this business to expand its product line over time and continue to meet rising demand and ultimately have more market share in the industry.”

With locations in four states currently, the Winnebago Towable Campus can create more exposure and ultimately more ownership in products for Winnebago as they expand along with creating more jobs in the area during the construction, and use of the new section of the campus. Widespread support from the local community, state and local politicians the campus is a welcome addition in the county.

Mike Pence’s Indianapolis Visit Brings Heavy Cost To City Taxpayers

An unexpected trip to the city of Indianapolis by United States Vice-President Mike Pence resulted in a heavy bill being written for taxpayers. Figures released to the IndyStar in response to a request shows that the Metro Police Department in Indianapolis had expenses of $26,000 to accommodate the vice-president. This amount is only the expenses that have been claimed by IMPD and does not take into account monies spend from the federal budget.

 

The original plans were for Spence to make an appearance at an event hosted by a political group backing President Donald Trump in the city of Carmel. The event was to be a show of support for the president’s efforts to execute the tax overhaul. But just two days before the event, officials for the city of Indianapolis learned that Pence would be changing plans and instead would attend an event taking place in Indianapolis by a company known as Infosys. The company, which is based in India, was alerting the public of plans to construct a campus at a former airport terminal in the city of Indianapolis at a cost of $245 million.

 

Pence, along with Alexander Acosta, United States Labor Secretary, attended the event put on by Infosys and the event to celebrate the president’s tax overhaul was postponed until May 18.

 

For the event, Pence was provided private escorts along with traffic control and teams readied for tactical response. This included SWAT team personnel that was prepared to support the efforts of secret service officers.

Doe Deere On Lime Crime, Social Media, And Inspiring Women

It’s clear to see that cosmetic queen Doe Deere does not shy away from color. In fact, she runs to it and has built a brand around it. With that being said her company Lime Crime has a lot of new and fun products coming out, some of them are nostalgic, vibrant, and even plays on the colors of spring.

 

Doe has always had a little entrepreneur inside of her starting off when she was in school as a 13 year old. Ms. Deere convinced her classmates that temporary tattoos were really cool and sold them. This was her first taste of entrepreneurship. She also loves to inspire other women who want to be entrepreneurs. Her advice is that you need to follow your passion and listen to your inner voice. Finding a gap in the market or niche will help you stand out from your competitors. Doe found a niche at the time of makeup when it was all about the whole “natural” look back in 2008. She wanted usual, bright, and fun colors that were almost completely non-existent at the time. Deere did some research and found that other people wanted the same thing and so Lime Crime was born. The other great thing about Lime Crime is that it is completely vegan and cruelty-free. She has a passion for animals and even donates to animals shelter and other related causes. Lime Crime is even certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

 

The super successful cosmetic line has an array of products that are very pigmented and long lasting. When asked how she achieved this it was simple. Doe Deere accredits it to having a fantastic and talented team who worked wonderfully together. She also has to personally approve each product before it hit the marker. If it doesn’t scream Lime Crime’s very essence, it does not get the stamp of approval. One of their newest products to hit the market is their Venus collection. Three eye palettes that take inspiration from spring are the die for. Hues like pink, purple, and reds are just what spring is calling for to feel your best. Not only are these colors beautiful, but the packaging is a work of art itself. The goddess Venus is beautifully displayed on the cover in an artful way.

 

Doe Deere and Lime Crime also just unveiled their new line of unicorn hair dye for all you color lovers out there. Colorful hair is very trendy right now and Doe Deere wanted to be a part of it. She too had been dying her hair in every colorful shade you can imagine for the past decade. Doe knows that people love to express themselves with makeup but also with their hair, especially when it comes to women. They are always constantly changing up their hair with time. How does Ms. Deere get the word out about her products? Social media is the ultimate way to show off fabulous new products. Lime Crime has a huge following especially on Instagram. That is how they can reach so many people at one time. Doe is not just a businesswoman who just focuses on sales, but really loves to interact with her fans. Social media is a great way for her to talk to them, listen to their concerns, comments, and admire their new makeup looks. Learn more: http://doedeerefam.com/

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