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Ben Curran earns 'Marion Crawley Award' Scholarship

Switzerland County senior basketball player Ben Curran has been honored by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association as one of this year's recipients of the Marion Crawley Award Scholarship. He is one of only 42 Indiana High School seniors to receive this ...

220-mile bike ride honoring fallen Marines ends in Grand Rapids

Joshua Price and about a dozen other riders started the journey at midnight Monday morning in Marion, Indiana. The ride honors 22 Marines who were killed in Fallujah, Iraq. Some were from Michigan. The distance amounts to 10 miles for each Marine.

ACC: NC State Fills Shooting Need With Veteran Tranfers

But, his favorite toy was a lanky sharpshooter from Marion, Indiana named Scott Wood. Gottfried used Wood as his floor stretcher extraordinaire, running him off screens all game, as he unleashed his reign of three-point terror on opposing defenses.

College notes for May 23

The mechanical engineering major has a 3.83 GPA. • Katherine Lehman (Dover) received the female Newcomer of the Year Award in track and field for Eastern Mennonite University in Marion, Indiana. A freshman, Lehman has competed in the NCAA Division III ...

Steve Ramey

Steve is survived by his wife of 34 years, Catherine Ramey of Summitville, Indiana; children, Marcus Fernandes of Marion, Indiana, Jane Kelly of Summitville, Indiana, and Julie (James) Doepken of Seward, Alaska; mother, Marcella Ramey of Marion ...

Fire official in Marion, Indiana — known as the last site for public lynching — demoted after tying noose

An assistant chief of an Indiana city’s fire department has agreed to a demotion after being accused by a fellow firefighter of tying a noose with rope during a training exercise, local media reported on Wednesday. A Marion city attorney said Assistant ...

Car flips into Mississinewa River, driver killed

A man died Sunday after his car flipped into the Mississinewa River, police said. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of East 38 th Street and Riverside Drive in Marion, Indiana, around 9:30 a.m. Sunday on reports of a car in the water.

NBA Free Agents 2014 Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Nears Deal With Shawn Marion; Indiana Pacers Also Interested

(Photo : Getty Images) NBA free agent veteran Shawn Marion is reportedly leaning towards signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers despite receiving a strong offer from the Indiana Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the verge of solidifying their roster ...

1 dead in chemical blast at Indiana GM plant

The logo of General Motors. (Photo: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images) A General Motors contractor was killed and five other workers were injured Tuesday in a chemical explosion at a metal-stamping plant in Marion, Ind., officials said. The Grant County Coroner ...

Dunham’s Sports Invests $30.1 Million To Expand Its Marion, Indiana, Distribution Center

Dunham’s Athleisure Corporation, which does business as Dunham’s Sports, a retailer of sporting goods, plans to invest $30.1 million to expand its Marion, Indiana, distribution center. The project is expected to create up to 135 new jobs by 2018.

IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge #200 – Jubiläum!

Wow, Jubiläum! Heute gehen wir mit der 200sten Challenge an den Start. Und ich hoffe, das erklärt auch unseren Sketch mit dem Sigma-Zeichen. ;-) Keine Sorge, Ihr müsst nun nicht das griechische (oder …

IN[K}SPIRE_me Challenge # 200

Herzlich Willkommen zur 200. IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge! Wow, wir sind total begeistert, dass Ihr weiterhin jede Woche so fleissig mit uns spielt. Vielen Dank für jeden einzelnen Eurer letzten (und hoffe…

Semi-trucks crash on I-5 in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — Police and emergency personnel responded to a serious traffic collision Wednesday evening on I-5 just north of Keizer, officials said. Two semi-trucks crashed on the nort…

Smoke Alarms Alert Residents to House Fire in Marion

Smoke alarms alerted two people to an early morning house fire in Marion. Firefighters were called to a home on Ramsdell Street about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews were able to contain the fire to the …

Vegetables and much more in Lower Austria

English, Deutsch weiter unten The past two weeks I had a dive into the lived-in world of female farmer Marion. She did not name her farm “Organic and Culture farm – Green Tree at the alive fields” for…

May 26, 1977: Drought Cartoon; 1928: Birth of Marion Stoddart

May 26, 1977: Drought Cartoon. The Los Angeles Times has published cartoons over more than 100 years that depict the many droughts that California has suffered and the reactions to them. Here is one t…

IN[K}SPIRE_me Challenge # 199

Herzlich Willkommen zum 199. Challengebeitrag - heute haben wir einen Sketch von Jenny für Euch. Das  rechteckige Element steht hier im Mittelpunkt und wir sind gespannt welches weitere Element Ihr mi…

IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge #198

Diese Woche erwartet Euch eine frische Farbkombination, mit aktuellen Trend-Farben für den Frühling. Typisch für Christine handelt es sich wieder um eine ungewöhnliche Zusammenstellung. Wir freuen uns…

IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge #197

Herzlich Willkommen zur 197. IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge! Diese Woche hat sich Annemarie einen leicht verschobenen quadratischen Sketch ausgedacht. Wir sind gespannt, was Ihr mittig in Szene setzt! Ein pa…

Off-duty MPD officer involved in Marion shooting

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment MARION, Ark. — Police in Marion, Arkansas are investigating the shooting of a man at a home on Lackey Road. Police are not releasing official information at thi…


Campaign in MARION INDIANA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



Fighting against human trafficking in MARION INDIANA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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