Governor Eric J. Holcomb New Appointments And Reappointments To Various State Boards, Commissions, And Task Forces. Indiana Finance AuthorityThe governor made two reappointments to the authority, who will serve until Sept. 30, 2023:Harry F. McNaught (Carmel), president/CEO of Denison PropertiesOwen “Bud” Melton, Jr. (Carmel), former president and CEO of First Indiana Bank Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services CommissionThe governor made two new appointments to the commission:Leonard Hoops (Indianapolis), president and CEO of Visit Indy, will serve until April 30, 2021Tom Easterday (Zionsville), former executive vice president and chief legal officer of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, will serve until Sept. 30, 2022 Indiana Gaming CommissionThe governor made four reappointments to the commission, who will serve until Sept. 30, 2022:Marc Fine (Evansville), an attorney with Jackson Kelly, PLLCJane Saxon (Noblesville), senior manager at Somerset CPAs & AdvisorsJoseph Svetanoff (Crown Point), senior attorney with Kopka Pinkus Dolin, P.C.Susan Williams (Indianapolis), former president of the Indiana Sports CorporationThe governor also made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until Sept. 30, 2022: Jason Dudich (Indianapolis), vice president, CFO and treasurer of the University of Indianapolis Little Calumet River Basin Development CommissionThe governor made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until Sept. 30, 2023:Robert Ochi (Hammond), senior executive vice president and director of marketing with Rodriguez & Associates, Inc. State Board of Funeral & Cemetery ServiceThe governor made three reappointments to the board, who will serve until Aug. 31, 2023:Christopher Cooke (Evansville), superintendent of Evansville City CemeteriesRoland Cutter (Richmond), a retired agent with RMD/Patti Insurance & Financial ServicesThomas Sproles (New Castle), co-owner and funeral director with Sproles Family Funeral Home The governor also made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until Aug. 31, 2023:Kathleen Matuszak (South Bend), general manager of the St. Joseph Funeral Home and Cemetery Vincennes University Board of TrusteesThe governor made five reappointments to the board:R. Scott Brand (Carmel), senior vice president of quality control at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., will serve until Oct 3, 2021Reginald Henderson (McCordsville), vice president and general manager of Telamon Energy Solutions, will serve until Oct. 2, 2022George Ridgway (Bloomington), chief architect for Cook Group, Inc., will serve until Oct. 2, 2022Michael Sievers (Vincennes), owner of Sievers & Companies, will serve until Oct. 3, 2021John Stachura (Vincennes), vice president and general manager of Solar Sources Underground LLC, will serve until Oct. 3, 2021The governor also made two new appointments to the board:Dartanyan Abney (Walton), a fourth-year Occupational Graphic Design/Multimedia student at Vincennes, will serve as the student member of the board until Oct. 4, 2020Kelly Clauss (Jasper), vice president of medical practice management and support services at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, will serve until Oct. 2, 2022 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Auckland Now 12 Sep 2012Underage Maori and Pacific Island sex workers are caught up in illegal prostitution in Auckland, the head of a prostitute support service says.Debbie Baker, from Streetreach, which encourages women to leave prostitution, told Police News that 14 to 16-year-old girls were being pushed into prostitution by gangs to pay off debts.They were so scared of the gangs they would never admit the connection to police, she said.Baker gave examples of one girl who was forced to have sex at Black Power pads around the country to pay off drug debts, and another who was taken from Tauranga to Auckland to work in a brothel.The girl was locked in a room and Baker said she never saw any of the money for the whole time she worked there.It was very difficult for police to uncover the gang’s influence because girls were too scared to acknowledge it.“This fear is often far stronger than the fear they feel for police or other government agencies, as they are often threatened or stood-over, making it even harder for Police and other authorities to prove what’s going on,” Baker said.Acting area commander for Manurewa Inspector Richard Wilkie said police in South Auckland were doing all they could to address the problem of underage prostitution.There were regular stings of popular hangouts like Northcrest and Hunter’s Corner and as a result he said they were picking up fewer people than in previous months.Wilkie said police intelligence suggested gangs were the main force behind the illegal trade.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7654574/Gangs-force-sex-trade-on-underage-girls
By Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — Essequibo’s dominance in the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Inter-county softball tournament continued over the last weekend at theMVP Robert Lall receives his award from a representative of the Khan family.Ashtonbee ground, Scarborough here with the players from the Cinderella County carting off an unprecedented fifth consecutive title in a lopsided final.Contesting the final against East Coast Bannas after earlier disposing of West Demerara in their semi-final encounter, Essequibo inflicted an eight-wicket drubbing on their opponents in the Khan Memorial-sponsored tournament, played in honour of the late Samad, Cecelia and Simon Khan, father, mother and brother of Mark and Nazir Khan who are associated with GT Bannas and EC Bannas in the OMSCC and Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL).Chasing an inadequate 93 for victory, after restricting East Coast Bannas to 92 for eight in their allotted 20 overs, Essequibo rushed to 98 for two in a mere 8.5 overs much to the jubilation of their players and supporters.Opener Ahmad Bradshaw slammed an unbeaten 44 which included four massive sixes and two fours while Robert Lall, who batted at number four, finished on 24 not out – an innings that was laced with four sixes. The two wickets went to Mark Sawh and skipper Mark Khan.Apart from Navin Nauth who was left stranded on 29, which included three sixes, and opener Ian Baldeo 22 with two sixes and a four, no other East Coast Bannas batsmen reached double figures as Lall marked a fine all-round effort with three for 17 from two overs.In the semi-final game, Essequibo took first strike and rattled up a challenging 132 for eight in their allotted 20 overs, with Ricky Bradshaw leading the way with an attractive unbeaten 37, which contained two sixes and a similar number of fours. Captain Azeez Baksh supported with 34 (three sixes and a four). Sheldon Burnett took two for 16 from three overs.When West Demerara batted, opener Mike Singh held the innings together with a fine 35, hitting four sixes in the process. He, however, failed to get adequate support from the middle and lower orders, as they were limited to 109 all out in 20 overs, going down by 23 runs. There were two wickets each for Abdool Azeez, Rudy Bhopaul, Ricky Bradshaw and Robert Lall.Robert Lall was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament for his dynamic all-round performance while he also copped the prize for the bowler claiming the most wickets. Abdool Azeez took home the trophy for the player scoring the most runs while the Spirit of Award went to Abdool Azeez.Medals were also presented to all the players and officials from the winning and first runner-up teams.Unlike previous years, Berbice failed to field a team in this year’s tournament. At the presentation ceremony which followed, OMSCC president Azeem Khan expressed sincere thanks to the Khan family for sponsoring the tournament. He also showered praise on Trophy Stall (Guyana) for its input.Vice-president Paul Jaman also congratulated the participating teams and the Khans for their fine gesture, pointing out that the occasion was beyond cricket and more about the family’s contribution to the sport.Mark Khan said that it was a pleasure to be involved in the sponsorship of the tournament and promised that he is aiming for it to be even bigger next year.The Essequibo players also expressed their appreciation for Jenny Tajpaul of Re/max Community Realty Inc. Brokerage for her generous sponsorship of their uniforms.