Investigation underway into shooting, police chase late Saturday night in South Bend

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Investigation underway into shooting, police chase late Saturday night in South Bend By Jon Zimney – January 3, 2021 2 389 Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleCrouch: Way out of economic slump may lie in rural IndianaNext articleSome I&M customers to remain in the dark until Monday afternoon Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A shooting in South Bend led to a police chase.The shooting happened late Saturday night, Jan. 2, in the 500 block of West Marion Street.One person was taken to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.The suspect took off from Marion Street in a vehicle and led police on a pursuit to the area near South Bend International Airport.Police found the weapon they believed was used in the shooting when the caught up to the suspect.The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Metallica Brought Their Biggest Hits To Webster Hall For An Instant-Classic Intimate Performance [Gallery]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Metallica setlists Coming off a successful performance at last weekend’s Global Citizen Festival, heavy metal superstars Metallica had some time to spend in NYC before their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this Thursday night. So, the veteran rockers decided to add a last-minute, fan-club only show at the intimate Grand Ballroom inside Webster Hall. Metallica are one of the biggest bands in the world, constantly playing large-scale venues like stadiums and arenas with giant pyrotechnic displays; however, at Webster Hall, they performed without all of the bells and whistles that they’re used to, leaving James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet, and Rob Trujillo with nothing else to do but rock out like the legends they are. The band brought with them a hit-packed 90-minute show that rocked Webster Hall to its core, with a setlist almost entirely made up of songs written in 1991 or earlier.Taking the stage just before 9:00pm, the band was greeted with huge roars by the excited crowd. The show then kicked off with a cover of “Breadfan” by Budgie, a song that Metallica has been playing live since the late 80s, but hadn’t played in concert since 2013. The band then dusted off another track for the first time since 2013, “Holier Than Thou”, a track from their beloved self-titled 1991 album known as “The Black Album”, and the energy really picked up during this song, with lots of crowd surfing and fist-pumping from the crowd. The night had a “holy shit” feeling throughout, as seeing Metallica in a 1,000 person room, at this point in their career, is beyond rare. “Holier Than Thou” transitioned directly into one of their first hits, the speed-metal “Battery” from their 1986 album Master of Puppets.After the trio of faster opening songs, the band “slowed things down” with a pulsing version of “Harvester of Sorrow” from 1988’s …And Justice For All. The band kept the favorites coming, as Hetfield’s guitar tech brought out his acoustic guitar so he could play the famous opening from “Fade to Black”. Hammet’s lead guitar playing remains terrific, mixing classic rock, metal, and thrash guitar playing into his own unique style. “Fade to Black” was tremendous, with the band nailing all of the composed sections, with Hetfield, Hammet, and Trujillo eventually linking up to create a triple harmony rock-star moment. The band followed up these oldies with a debut performance of their new song “Moth Into Flame”, which is the lead single from their forthcoming album “Hardwired… To Self Destruct”.Following the lone new track, Metallica started a set-closing six-song run through their most beloved material. The band started this segment off with a raucous “Sad But True”, which once again gave Hammet a moment to showcase his awesome guitar prowess. Next up was “Orion”, one of the band’s most revered compositions, and they certainly delivered a powerhouse version of the instrumental favorite. The band played “Orion” for the first time since 2014, busting it out in honor of the late Cliff Burton, their original bass player who played on the Master of Puppets record, who tragically passed away thirty years ago during Metallica’s 1986 tour of Europe. Hetfield made sure to say a quick word about Burton as the rest of the band geared up for another absolute classic in “One”. The band moved through the track gracefully before turning up the heat when they reached the song’s thrash-metal breakdown.The crowd was going absolutely wild for “One” when Metallica kicked off their magnum opus, “Master of Puppets”. The audience ate it up, pumping their fists along with the song’s “Master! Master!” chant, followed by Hammet’s ridiculous guitar solo that whipped the crowd into a frenzy. Metallica kept the classics coming with a powerful version of Ride The Lightning‘s “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, before they brought the set to a close with perhaps their most famous song, “Enter Sandman”.After a short break, Metallica returned to the stage for an encore, starting things off with their cover of the traditional Irish song “Whiskey In The Jar”, which was made famous in the 70s by Thin Lizzy. Metallica followed up the cover with another new song in “Hardwired”. “Hardwired” surprisingly fits in with their older tunes, with a mix of speed metal and catchy riffs that could easily have come from one of their albums in the 80s or 90s. The band then brought things to a close with another classic oldie, “Seek & Destroy” from their 1983 debut record Kill ‘Em All.All in all, the audience at Webster Hall was treated to a beyond special night of hard-rocking music. During their 90-minute set, Metallica played material from six of their albums, five of which were released in 1991 or earlier, and they threw in two of their oldest covers. Hetfield spoke to the crowd directly, and the larger-than-life rockstar personas were dropped for what truly felt like a more intimate experience with Metallica. With that in mind, the night had a throwback vibe, harkening back to the days of long hair, mosh pits, and leather jackets. Metallica doesn’t mess around in the live setting; they deliver, insisting on playing their biggest hit songs each night, while also constantly mixing up the setlist to include rarities and requests. Metal may not rule the world anymore, but Metallica certainly does, and they showed their command of the stage with last night’s incredible performance at Webster Hall. Ulrich took the microphone at the end of the night and mentioned that the band would be back in the area in 2017, so, if you have the chance to see Metallica next summer, make it a priority to be there!See below for a few videos from the show, including the live debut of “Moth Into Flame.”Watch Metallica perform “Holier Than Thou” at Webster Hall, courtesy of YouTube user john erigo.Watch Metallica perform “Moth Into Flame” at Webster Hall, courtesy of YouTube user Metal Injection.Watch Metallica perform “For Whom The Bell Tolls” at Webster Hall, courtesy of john erigo.Watch Metallica perform “Seek And Destroy” at Webster Hall, courtesy of YouTube user SuburbanAntiChrist.Thanks to photographer Jeremy Gordon, we can live through these spectacular moments through the gallery below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Major European investors back France green bond ‘milestone’

first_imgFrance has attracted major institutional backers for its inaugural green bond, launched yesterday, including Dutch and French pension investors.Dutch asset managers APG, PGGM, and MN subscribed for a combined amount of €967m, with French pension funds ERAFP and Ircantec also among those known to have participated in the issuance.The deal was a €7bn 22-year green bond issued by Agence France Trésor (AFT), the government office managing French sovereign debt. The bond will pay a coupon of 1.75% and was priced at 100.162 for an issue yield of 1.741%.It was the first green bond to be issued by a euro-zone sovereign. In December last year, Poland became the first European sovereign to issue a green bond, having priced a €750m five-year deal. *As at 25 January, Agence France Trésor listed the following investors as having “wished to disclose their participation in the issue”:Achmea lnvestment Management, Actiam, AG2R La Mondiale, Amundi, APG Asset Management , Apicil, Aviva Investors France, AXA France, Barclays Treasury, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, BNP PARIBAS CARDIF, Caisse Régionale du Crédit Agricole Mutuel de Paris et d’Ile de France, COVEA FINANCE, Crédit Agricole SA, DekaBank, ERAFP, HSBC Assurances Vie (France), IRCANTEC, JP Morgan Asset Management, Kempen Capital Management N.V., MIF : MUTUELLE D’IVRY (la Fraternelle), MIROVA, Nippon Life Insurance Company, NN Investment Partners, Nordea Asset Management, PGGM, Pro BTP, SCOR SE, Standard Life Investments, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited, WWF FRANCE. It was also the largest and longest-dated green bond to have been issued so far, according to AFT.France’s green bond issue was more than three times oversubscribed, drawing €23bn of demand.  ParticipantsWith a share of 37%, French investors made the largest investment. Dutch investors came second, buying a total amount of €1.3bn (19%).Asset managers were allocated the largest chunk of the €7bn bond, buying €2.31bn (33%). Pension funds took the third largest amount, just behind banks, with €1.4bn. Insurers were next in line after pension funds, being allocated 19% of the bonds.ERAFP said it was proud to have contributed to the deal, having allocated €40m.“For an investor as involved as we are in financing the green energy transition, it is natural to support this kind of initiative,” said Philippe Desfossés, chief executive of the €26bn civil service pension fund.Ircantec last year decided to launch a fund dedicated to green bond investments.In the Netherlands, APG invested €600m in France’s issue, of which €540m was on behalf of its largest client, the civil service scheme ABP. PGGM and MN purchased €330m and €37m for their clients the healthcare scheme PFZW and the metal pension fund PME, respectively.Achmea Investment Management, NN Investment Partners, Kempen Capital Management, and Actiam also made investments.The Dutch investors stated that green bonds were a good match for their sustainable investment goals, with APG adding that the yield of 1.74% included a “small” surcharge relative to regular French government bonds with the same duration.An APG spokesman cited the fact that the green bonds were the first in the euro-zone as the reason for the surcharge.PGGM emphasised that the credit-worthiness of the green bonds was equal to any other regular French government bond, and said that it expected proper liquidity.Other major French institutional investors that participated in the deal were AG2R La Mondiale, Amundi, Aviva Investors France, AXA France, BNP Paribas, HSBC Assurances Vie (France), and Mirova. (See a fuller list below*).‘Milestone’ for ESG investorsMarc Briand, head of fixed income at Mirova, the specialist socially responsible investment arm of Natixis Asset Management, told IPE that the green bond represented “a new stage of market development”.He said: “We need major investment to meet the climate targets agreed at COP21, and after agencies, regions, utilities, other corporates, and banks, the next step was for governments to issue green bonds.”The French government said that it has made “an unprecedented reporting commitment” for the bond, including reports on the use of proceeds from the issue and on the “ex-post environmental impact of eligible green expenditure at appropriate intervals, depending on the type of expenditure”. A key preoccupation for those wanting to see the green bond market grow has been the shoring up of the instrument’s green credentials, not least to to address “greenwashing” concerns. Briand said that reporting was “key for the integrity of the market” and “critical” for Mirova as an investor. “We need to finance the green revolution and we are happy to do that, but we need to pay attention to the integrity of the market to be sure that the impact is real and that we are financing projects that go beyond business as usual,” he said.Alex Struc, portfolio manager at PIMCO and co-head of the asset manager’s ‘ESG Initiative’, said France’s deal is “a milestone for global investors who are exploring or emphasizing assets focused on ESG [environmental, social, and governance] principles”.The French Treasury has identified €13bn of eligible proceeds to back yesterday’s deal and future issuance of green bonds. Struc said that although some sceptics may argue that this was a relatively small amount, “the number still represents around 5.2% of the outstanding green bond market and is substantially larger than green issues from any corporate”.The French government has indicated that it will use the funds largely to tackle climate change and its effects, including increasing the energy-efficiency of buildings, environmental research, and sustainable forest management.It expects to issue €20bn worth of green bonds in total for sustainable projects, and plans to grow the 22-year bond it issued yesterday to €10bn by the end of the year.MN has called for the issuance of green bonds by the Netherlands, but the Dutch cabinet doesn’t have any plans at the moment. However, Italy, Sweden, China, India, and Nigeria have all announced plans to issue green bonds.last_img read more

Man U offers De Gea £290k weekly deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United are close to agreeing a new deal with goalkeeper David de Gea that will see him earn wage parity with Paul Pogba, according to The Guardian. The 28-year-old Spaniard’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the current season, with several clubs interested in his services. However, the new proposal will see De Gea earn £290,000 a week to reach parity with the club’s record signing Paul Pogba. De Gea joined the Old Trafford club in 2011 and has made 366 appearances, winning the Premier League in 2013, plus one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Europa League title. One of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main tasks was to secure the futures of key players within the squad. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are among those to recently pen new deals, and the club hierarchy believe De Gea will be the next to sign. The deal would also restore the market value of a player who was entering the final nine months of his existing deal and ensure he cannot leave for free. De Gea had previously attracted strong interest from Real Madrid, but their signing of Thibaut Courtois last summer has ended hopes of him joining the rivals of boyhood club Atletico Madrid.Tags: David De GeaManchester UnitedPaul PogbaThe Guardianlast_img read more

Bennett gets first Tour de France stage win, Roglic retains overall lead

first_imgBy Julien Pretot ILE DE RE, France (Reuters) – Ireland’s Sam Bennett completed his set of Grand Tour victories when he prevailed in the 10th stage of the Tour de France yesterday.The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider, who already had three Giro d’Italia and two Vuelta stage wins to his name, narrowly outsprinted Australian Caleb Ewan and Slovakian Peter Sagan for his first win in cycling’s biggest event. “I’m in shock,” a tearful Bennett told Tour television afterwards. “I just want to thank the whole team … everybody it took to get to here.” “Sorry – I don’t mean to be a cry-baby,” he added, wiping away tears. The result also meant the 29-year-old Bennett reclaims the green jersey for the points classification from triple world champion Sagan. Sagan is looking to win the jersey for a record-extending eighth time, while Bennett is hoping to become the first Irishman to take the points classification since Sean Kelly in 1989. All 22 teams set off after every rider tested negative for coronavirus on Monday’s rest day, with deputy race director Francois Lemarchand waving the flag for racing to commence in place of his boss Christian Prudhomme, who it emerged had tested positive. French health authorities and organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have said that should two members of a team, riders or staff, test positive for the coronavirus the whole outfit will be kicked out of the race. The International Cycling Union (UCI) and the organisers said that one staff member each from French outfits Cofidis and AG2R-La Mondiale, Britain’s Team Ineos-Grenadiers and Australia’s Mitchelton-Scott contracted the virus. On a route peppered with traffic islands and roundabouts, several crashes occurred, with France’s Guillaume Martin, third overall, and one of the main contenders, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, being involved in a pile-up 65km from the line. They both made it back to the main bunch.last_img read more

Transfer Talk: Yakubu still at Maritzburg

first_imgMaritzburg United are still to conclude the deal of Yakubu Mohammed despite the Ghana striker appearing to have already settled in at the club.United have also invited Nigerian forward Dele Olorundane for an assessment.Mohammed was initially linked with a move to Orlando Pirates but that deal fell through due to fitness issues after coach Roger de Sa told that he only lasted just 30 minutes in his first training session with Bucs.He has now found himself chasing a contract at Maritzburg while Olorundane – currently playing for Sunshine Stars – is also due for a trial within the next couple of days.Farook Kadodia, the Maritzburg boss, says they are still yet to complete the signing of Mohammed and are also expecting Olorundane next week.“Not yet,” says Kadodia when asked about if Mohammed has signed. “He is still training and we will see how things go this weekend,” he says.Mohammed has been playing his football at Ashanti Gold where he still has a contract.Though Kadodia says they are yet to complete the signing of the Ghana forward word from the club’s training ground is that Mohammed has looked the part in being the club’s number 9 going into the new season.last_img read more

Couple arrested after child’s thumb chewed down to bone

first_imgPolice say the child was so thin and only weighed 45 pounds.Marcus Brown and Annette Slater were arrested on outstanding warrants and now face child abuse and neglect charges.According to West Palm Beach police the couple left the child, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, unsupervised at a hospital in August. Hospital staff told police the child appeared to be only “skin and bones” and had an infected thumb that had been chewed down to the bone. Doctors had to partially amputate the thumb.After conducting an investigation police say witnesses told them that the child always looked hungry, leading to the child biting their own thumb.Police said the Department of Children and Families had previously tried to help with the child’s doctor visits. However, the parents showed an “utter unwillingness to cooperate.”The couple has been booked into the county jail. Police arrested a West Palm Beach couple after finding their quadriplegic 11-year-old child who is mute, and blind to be so mistreated.last_img read more

New Special Needs Community Center to Benefit Thurston County

first_imgFacebook188Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Kelsey Hartsell for Seeds for Growth Community CenterAs summer comes to an end, students begin to prepare for the next school year, many for whom this will be the last. After their senior year of high school, most students continue to further education or find their callings in volunteer or career opportunities, but what is there for students that have special needs and feel they can do neither? What about adults already aged out of the school system and aimlessly floating day to day with no real sense of purpose? Tracy Westberg has a solution.The Board of Directors: President Tracy Westberg, Secretary Jessie Green, Public Relations Liaison Kelsey Hartsell, Vice President Sheila McCarten Treasurer Phillip Hall. Photo courtesy: Barbara Potter Photography“I saw a vision to offer a safe, fun, and relaxing place for people who are differently abled” Tracy, who has worked with special needs students in North Thurston School District going on sixteen years, says, “I was inspired by my special needs students. I want to see them continue to grow and live once they finish high school, not just drop into a category of existing day to day.” Thus Tracy sat down, and with the support of her board of directors, built the plan for Seeds for Growth Community Center. Key statistics show that there is a substantial population Seeds for Growth Community Center will serve:According to the Disability Planning Data, there are approximately 21,000 people between the ages of 16 years and 64 years old that document having a disability living in Thurston County. This does not include individuals who are living in group homes or in an institution, nor does it take into consideration individuals not yet diagnosed nor individuals who decline to disclose a disability. Updated statics from the 2013-2017 Thurston County Regional Consolidated Plan confirms that 13% of Thurston County residents document having a disability.  People with special needs are offered to attend public school until the age of 21 years. Upon graduation, the opportunities and social support exponentially declines with very few consistent options left.Seeds for Growth President, Tracy Westberg posing with former student, DJ Geary Photo courtesy: Barbara Potter Photography“It doesn’t matter the visibility or invisibility of the disability, it doesn’t matter the severity or subtly, Every single individual who is differently-abled or special needs has the right to a sense of community and importance; and that is what Tracy provides” (Kelsey Hartsell, Board of Directors Public Relations Liaison speaking of Seeds for Growth President, Tracy Westberg).  The mission of Seeds for Growth speaks to the dedication this community center has for all its members: “To offer community-based activities and programs for individuals who are differently abled (ages 14+) by:Providing programs for personal enrichment and enjoyment through a variety of activities.Creating an environment that promotes the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of community members.Assisting participants to increase their involvement in the local community.Empowering individuals to strengthen their independence through daily living and life skills”Dylan Kuehl rocking out the drums at a Seeds for Growth block party event. Photo courtesy: Barbara Potter PhotographyNot surprisingly Seeds for Growth has received a lot of support from local companies who agree with the value in inclusion. Lacey’s Costco, Martin Way’s Cricket Mobile, Mystical Cupcakes, Olympic Cards and Comics, Deschutes Print & Stitch (formerly Mantis Graphix), and South Sound Parent to Parent, to name a few, have all donated to support the development of the new teen to adult special needs community center. The community center will operate out of South Sound Parent to Parent’s activity room until they find a location of their own. They will also host various activities in the community including an afternoon of bowling at Tumwater Lanes.Seeds for Growth has launched their new activities calendar, which will begin Monday, October 2nd, 2017. The calendar can be viewed on their Facebook page and their website. A copy can also be requested via email.  Seeds for Growth is also seeking board members and volunteers. If you would like to get more information on any of the participation or volunteer activities, Seeds for Growth can be contacted through email at:  [email protected] In the meantime, they ask that the community spread the word of the new center.last_img read more

Bombers nip Enver Creek in final of Halloween Classic

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsLuke Mori scored in extra time to lift the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 3-2 victory over Surrey’s Enver Creek in the final of the Halloween Classic High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Saturday in Summerland.Mori’s goal was not from the ordinary column as the Bomber senior used some of his creative magic to spark the Bombers to victory.“(Luke) drilled a low shot that rebounded off the post and came out only to hit their keeper and go into the net,” said Bomber assistant coach Chris Richards, holding down the sidelines for skipper Keith Williams who was unable to make the trip.“From there it was just a matter of containing as much pressure as we could for the last five minutes,” Richards added. “We soaked up that pressure and our keeper (Andrew Woodward) did not even get tested.”LVR opened the tournament Friday by stopping Kelowna Secondary Owls 3-0. Mori, Erik Norberg and Sean Hickson scored first-half markers as the Bombers jumped all over the Okanagan side.The second half was a completely different story as the Owls pushed to try to get back into the game.LVR then shutout St Ann’s of Kamloops 2-0. Mori and Norberg scored for LVR.The Bombers then advanced to the final with a heart-stopping shootout victory over Guilford Park of Surrey. Despite owning most of the game, it was Guilford Park opening the scoring in the second half.The Lower Mainland squad kept the Bombers off the scoreboard until with only seconds left in the game Norberg scored to send the contest into shootout. In dot-shots, Woodward was outstanding for LVR, stopping four of six shots to preserve the win.The victory should rejuvenate the Bomber players after the squad finished out of the medals during a tournament earlier this season in Chilliwack.
The Bombers are preparing to meet Mt Baker Wild of Cranbrook in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Soccer Championships later this month in the East Kootenay City.The winner represents the zone at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Championships November 25-27 at the Burnaby Lake Sport [email protected]last_img read more

Warriors Report: Damian Jones staying ‘positive’ through rehab

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up practice Sunday afternoon in preparation for Monday’s matchup against the Timberwolves.Here’s everything you need to know from the session.Damian Jones speaks Jones spoke to the media for the first time since tearing his pectoral muscle last week and said he staying positive despite suffering a potentially season-ending injury.“I try and look at the positives on … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img