The authorities arrested Ali Hasan Salman Al-Satrawi

first_img The authorities arrested Ali Hasan Salman Al-Satrawi, a member of an online forum on which current events were discussed. Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The authorities arrested Ali Hasan Salman Al-Satrawi RSF_en center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Indiana Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Governor Holcomb’s Re-Election Bid

first_imgStaff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has officially announced its support for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb in his bid for re-election in 2020.The chamber, in announcing its endorsement Tuesday, said in a news release that it is only the second time it has endorsed a candidate in a gubernatorial race, with the first one coming in 2008 for then-Gov. Mitch Daniels.The chamber’s executive committee approved the endorsement, which was recommended by the group’s political arm, the Indiana Business for Responsive Government.Kevin Brinegar, the president and CEO of the chamber, said that they only make endorsements in statewide races in “special circumstances.”“Governor Holcomb’s Next Level agenda has undeniably propelled the state forward in many meaningful ways. His leadership, drive and desire to bring people together to listen and learn have all been extraordinary,” Brinegar said in a release.In past elections, the chamber has endorsed other statewide candidates, including current Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick when she ran in 2016 and former Superintendent Tony Bennett in his bid for re-election.FOOTNOTE: is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Nominations open for Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award

first_imgVermont Business Magazine,Nominations are open for the 2010 Deane C Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Sponsored by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award recognizes a Vermont business that demonstrates growth in sales or employment coupled with a commitment to social responsibility.Named for former Governor Deane C. Davis, who championed economic development and sound environmental policy, the award focuses on nominees who demonstrated major achievements during 2010 in any or all of the following categories:· Growth in sales or employment· Commitment of company resources for participation in community projects· Encouragement of employees to be involved in community events· Recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource· Addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employeesNominated businesses must have been based in Vermont for at least 10 years.Nominations for the award can be made by any individual, government agency or business. Completed nomination forms must be postmarked by March 11, 2011. The nomination form and additional information can be found online at . Forms and additional information are also available at is external) or by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).The Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award will be presented during the opening ceremonies of the Vermont Chamber Business and Industry EXPO on May 25, 2011.Past winners of the DCD Outstanding Business of the Year Award are:2009: BioTek Instruments, Inc.2008: National Life Group2007: SymQuest Group, Inc2006: Resource Systems Group, Inc.2005: King Arthur Flour2004: IDX Systems Corp.2003: Hubbardton Forge2002: NRG Systems2001: Wild Apple Graphics2000: Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom1999: Cabot Creamery1998: Vermont Country Store1997: Smugglers’ Notch Resort1996: Mack Molding Company, Inc.1995: Vermont Heating & Ventilating1994: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters1993: Perry Restaurant Group1992: McKenzie Country Classics1991: C&S Wholesale Grocers1990: Wallace EnterprisesVermont Business Magazine is the state’s most respected business publication. Since 1972, VBM has published statewide business news, economic and political news and commentary, business and individual profiles, data, analysis and statistics in a monthly magazine. For more than a decade it has published online and now reports daily through its industry-leading, free email newsletter. VBM also publishes three annual publications: Vermont Business & Manufacturers Directory; The Book of Lists; and Ask the Experts/Profiles. Along with the Deane Davis Award, VBM sponsors or co-sponsors the Centennial Business Awards, Best Places to Work in Vermont Awards, SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award, 5x5x5 Growth Awards, and the Rising Star Awards. www.vermontbiz.comThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.last_img read more

‘Handbags 4 Hope’ raises nearly 9K for domestic abuse victims

first_imgBatesville, In. — “You’re not buying a purse, you’re helping a victim of domestic or sexual violence.” That was the message from Handbags 4 Hope emcee John Vadeboncoeur Saturday at the Batesville Middle School. The 6th annual Handbags 4 Hope features new and gently used purses, a salad luncheon and domestic violence programming, with all proceeds to Safe Passage to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in the six county district the nonprofit serves. The special event raised about $9000 for Safe Passage.Vadeboncoeur was not just the emcee but the campus ministry leader of the Community Church/Batesville, the church which sponsored the fundraiser for Safe Passage. Volunteers from the church acquired gift certificates from local businesses, assembled purses, and helped with set up and clean up for the event.  “We are so appreciative of the help from the Community Church. These members are truly representative of faith in action,” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director. Mattingly added Safe Passage is also grateful for the community support from the attendees and purse donors to the local businesses who donated gift certificates or items to fill the handbags.About 185 people filled the school commons area, many bringing salads to share, to bid on purses,  enjoy fellowship and ultimately help victims from the area. Many tables were hosted by area church groups, such as Milan United Methodist and Madison Northside Christian Church, and several women’s groups.This year, Dave Strouse, the principal of BMS, was the speaker and shared his compelling story of growing up in a domestic violence household. His mother and wife were both in the audience.  “It is so easy to criticize when you are not in their shoes. Let me tell you, it is HARD to leave and it is so much easier to stay and believe you can work things out…When domestic violence is in play you have to leave RIGHT NOW, there is no time to set up arrangements.” When he was 7 years old he recalled staying in a battered women’s shelter in Indianapolis, near the Salvation Army. “Having a place to go is so important. People can’t leave the abuse if they have nowhere to go. That is why Safe Passage is such a special blessing. It gives people a chance to break that cycle violence…. you may never know how your generosity has helped someone at Safe Passage but I would not be here today if we didn’t have someplace safe to go when we needed it the most.”Proceeds from H4H will go toward helping clients with various needs, from transporting to housing deposits to clothing needs.  For those who could not attend the Batesville event, the 2nd annual Handbags 4 Hope in Brookville is set for Saturday, Sept. 22 at Third Place Restaurant in Brookville. New and gently used brand name purses will be available. Contact Safe Passage at 812 933 1990 or go online at for tickets.last_img read more