AG Curtis Hill Files Complaint Regarding Alleged Pyramid Scheme Operated By DeKalb County Man

first_imgAttorney General Curtis Hill this week filed a complaint alleging that a DeKalb County man and his company violated Indiana law by creating and operating a pyramid scheme.According to the complaint, Michael Wasnich and his company, United Freedom Team LLC, solicited consumers to buy into the scheme with the opportunity to make thousands of dollars if they convinced others to join after them. Wasnich solicited his alleged pyramid scheme through websites and hundreds of videos posted to YouTube.Unlike legitimate businesses, pyramid schemes base the income a participant can make solely on the number of people they recruit to join the scheme. Most pyramid schemes advertise that its participants can make large amounts of money with little to no effort, but only a select few at the top of the pyramid typically receive significant amounts of money.Under the Indiana Pyramid Promotional Schemes Act, a person may not establish, promote or operate any pyramid promotional scheme in Indiana. A person who violates this act is subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per violation.The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an injunction prohibiting Wasnich and United Freedom Team LLC from further operation of their pyramid scheme. The Office is also seeking restitution to consumer victims of the scheme as well as civil penalties and court costs.“Our office works daily to protect Hoosier consumers from those who would seek to take unfair advantage of them through unscrupulous methods,” Attorney General Hill said. “If you believe you have been targeted by scammers, please contact our office and let us know.”Individuals may file consumer complaints at in.gov/attorneygeneral or call the Office of the Attorney General at 1-800-382-5516.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Public Service Fellows gather

first_imgPresident Drew Faust welcomed the Presidential Public Service Fellows back to campus Oct. 2 with lunch at the Harvard Faculty Club. Each year, 10 outstanding students from across the University are chosen based on their commitment to serving the common good.  Fellows pursue summer projects in a range of fields, including education policy, youth empowerment, civil rights, and international relations.The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduates and graduate students participating in government and community service, nongovernmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative projects that serve the common good. The application process for summer 2014 fellowships will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

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Government to develop 165,000 hectares land in Central Kalimantan for food-estate program

first_imgHowever, Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) secretary-general Dewi Kartika said the government’s botched agrarian reform program was to blame for the shortages as vast plots of farmland were constantly being encroached on by mining concessions and corporate plantations.Agrarian reform was among the National Priority Programs pushed by Jokowi’s first-term administration in an effort to better distribute development and improve the quality of people’s lives.It includes programs that are expected to alleviate poverty in villages, improve the country’s food security and land production, acknowledge ownership rights over land owned by individuals, the state and the general public, including land utilization in the popular interest.“According to National Land Agency data, our farmland shrank by 650,000 ha in 2018. Much of this was converted to be used by other business sectors such as palm oil, natural resources extraction and infrastructure,” Dwi said in May.She added that she feared the government’s plan to clear 600,000 ha of peatland in Central Kalimantan would yield the same result as a similar measure taken under former president Soeharto, which ended up leading to crop failures and subsequent food shortages.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed the Public Works and Housing Ministry to expand the government’s food-estate program by developing 165,000 hectares of land in Pulang Pisau regency, Central Kalimantan, into farmland, a senior official has said.Minister Basuki Hadimulyono said a total of 85,500 ha of land in the area already functioned as farmland so the ministry only needed to clear 79,500 ha of scrubland for the development. The project aims to boost productivity by 2 tons of rice for each ha of land.“We will start developing the land this year until 2022. This project is our second-highest priority after the development of the National Strategic Tourist Areas [KSPN],” he said during an online video conference on Tuesday. He further said the land designated for the project was alluvial and not peatland, even though it was previously used in the government’s Peatland Development Project (PLG).The ministry will require Rp1.05 trillion (US$74.5 million) to build the project’s irrigation system, according to Basuki, and the development project will be carried out in conjunction with the State-Owned Enterprise Ministry through an investment scheme.“We will handle the irrigation system rehabilitation program on this former PLG land,” he said.Government data presented by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on April 28 showed that over 20 provinces faced shortages of staple foods, such as garlic, sugar, chilis and eggs, making food security one of his administration’s priorities.last_img read more

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Yasiel Puig merchandise removed from Dodger Stadium as party video goes viral

first_img“We are aware of what Yasiel posted on social media last night and while we are disappointed in his and some of our other players’ judgment, this is a matter we will address internally,” the statement read.Puig had been with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate less than 48 hours when the videos hit the internet. Whatever internal discipline he faced Tuesday did not keep him out of the starting lineup. Puig even hit a home run in his first at-bat against the Iowa Cubs.Puig was batting .260 with seven home runs when the Dodgers optioned him out, after failing to find a partner at the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Puig’s “goal is and should be to continue to be a better baseball player.”A home run at Triple-A might have moved the needle in that direction, but it’s fighting a massive current in a stadium where Puig has no locker and now, no jerseys for sale.Van Slyke ailingScott Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right wrist. Now the first baseman/outfielder can only hope the injury does not end his season.Van Slyke said this is related to the wrist injury that bothered him last September; he’s also missed time each of the last two seasons with back problems.The Dodgers have placed 26 different players on the disabled list this season, believed to be one shy of the major league record. The more Van Slyke spoke of his latest injury, the more trivial the DL record seemed.“Since last year, I know I’ve lost range of motion,” he said. “I’ve known it wasn’t normal.”Van Slyke said he was told to take a week to 10 days to rest his wrist. If he doesn’t feel better at that point, surgery would be an option. The procedure would be an “arthroscopic, run-of-the-mill clean-up,” Van Slyke said, but it would probably end his season.“The goal is to find a scenario where I’m not completely shut down but can still help the team in certain capacities,” Van Slyke said.Now in his fifth major league season, Van Slyke hasn’t been able to help the team at the plate much lately by his own admission. The limited range of motion in his wrist has contributed to his .225 batting average in 52 games. Among the Dodgers’ regulars, only catcher A.J. Ellis (.562) has a lower OPS this season than Van Slyke (.606).If surgery is the recommended course of action, Van Slyke said he would prefer not to wait.“You don’t want to wait until November or December because then you’re short on time going into spring training” next season, he said.Chris Taylor, who was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, was recalled to take Van Slyke’s spot. He was hitting .229 in 24 games this season after the Dodgers acquired him in a trade with the Seattle Mariners.AlsoRight-hander Brandon McCarthy threw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium absent any of the wildness that plagued his fastball Sunday. He remains on track to start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberts said. … Left-hander Rich Hill’s bullpen session was scratched, but he is scheduled to make his Dodgers debut Friday against the Pirates. Hill is on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger. … Right-hander Ross Stripling, who threw five shutout innings against the Red Sox in a spot start Saturday, also threw a bullpen session. He and left-hander Brett Anderson, who pitched five innings in a Triple-A rehab game Monday, could potentially fill in this weekend if needed. … In a private ceremony, California state assemblymen Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Riverside) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 195 to Vin Scully, recognizing his 67 year-long career with the Dodgers. LOS ANGELES >> Two large action photos of Yasiel Puig awaited visitors in the official merchandise store at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. Facing inward from opposite sides of the room, Puig was hard to miss.Much easier to miss Tuesday: actual Yasiel Puig merchandise.Other than the photos, the Dodgers removed all traces of number 66 from their official team store this week. Any merchandise bearing his name, jersey number or likeness has been placed in storage.This wasn’t the most awkward situation for the Dodgers since Puig was demoted to Triple-A last week, but it was among the most obvious. A quick scan around Dodger Stadium Tuesday revealed the enduring popularity of Puig apparel. As recently as July 2015, Puig’s number 66 was the 21st-most popular Majestic jersey in MLB according to data provided by the league. Meanwhile, down in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, Rob Segedin was catching up on messages from his former Oklahoma City teammates and answering questions about party buses.Late Monday night Puig posted a series of 16 video clips to his Snapchat account depicting a raucous celebration, beginning in a clubhouse and ending on a bus. Fueled by beer and loud music, Puig and the other Triple-A players shouted profanities directed at Segedin, who was promoted to the Dodgers on Friday.“A bunch of guys texted me this morning. They didn’t know (the video) was going to go so viral, I guess,” Segedin said. “They were all just having fun. They were trying to have a team bonding experience.“There’s no negative feelings toward any of those guys. Some of those guys (in the video) are my best friends on the team.”Puig deleted his Snapchat account, but only after the videos made the social media rounds. Much of the content was not suitable for work. None of it appeared to be illegal, or necessarily irresponsible. Still, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman issued a statement condemning Puig’s behavior Tuesday afternoon.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on university circuit

first_imgPretty soon roundball enthusiasts are going to call the University of Calgary, Nelson East.The Dinos coaching staffs have locked up no less than four Nelson Youth Soccer recruits onto varsity teams, with three coming from the graduating class of 2012 — Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart and Mitch Melanson.The other Nelson Youth Soccer grad, Luke Mori, is in his second season with the Dinos varsity men’s squad.“Things are going pretty good school wise, but I’ve been out with a high ankle sprain,” said Dino a disappointed midfielder Andrea Stinson.“I just got my air cast off so I don’t know when I’ll be back on the field. (I guess) it depends how rehab goes.”Stinson’s rehab hasn’t gone that well.The speedy midfielder missed trips to Prince George and Winnipeg.The injury has only added to what has been a frustrating freshman campaign.“We had a rough start to the season playing two of our toughest matches against UBC and Trinity Western,” the Kinesiology major explained.“With such a young squad, our abilities were definitely tested.” “This year has truly been a building year so I can’t wait to see what next year brings. My injury has definitely been bringing me down so I hope to recover before the end of the season.”Calgary split a pair of games in Winnipeg to drop to 3-4-3 on the season.The transition from rep soccer to university has been quite smooth for the two female stars from Nelson.“It definitely helps having someone you know on the field,” Stinson said about her longtime teammate, Taylor Stewart.“Not only do we work well together on the field, but it’s nice to have someone so close off the field as well.”Playing university ball is a bit of a grind for student athletes.Not only is there the commitment to fellow teammates and coaches, but also there is university profs that want their assignments handed in on time.“The biggest transition is definitely the speed of the game and the amount of time you have with the ball,” Stinson said.“Combining school with Dinos hasn’t been too difficult, but at times it’s hard to have a social life along with everything else.”There are no playoffs for the Dino women. So the long grind comes to an end this weekend when Calgary hosts Regina and Saskatchewan.For the men, the Dinos host Saskatchewan for a pair of home games before traveling to Edmonton to meet provincial rival, Alberta.Calgary, 5-4-2 for second in the Prairie Division, has been on a roll, winning three straight.A great finish should power the Dinos into the playoffs in November.OVERTIME: There are two other NYS grads playing in Alberta. Defender Brittany Wheeler and midfield Morag Paterson are with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Wheeler has fit right in to the Pronghorns starting every game for Lethbridge. Wheeler has one assist on the season with the point coming against former teammates Stinson and Stewart in a 3-2 loss to the Dinos. Wheeler, Paterson, Stewart and Stinson all played for the Kootenay Thunder regional team. . . .Stewart’s three older sisters all played university ball. Heather played at University of Victoria while Amy and Jillian were stars at Simon Fraser University.last_img read more

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Matt Nieto reaping rewards of hardwork over off season

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Season 78 eventually saw Matt develop into his own as he grew into one of Ateneo’s main offensive threats.READ: Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winlessFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn Season 80, Matt has more than doubled his career scoring average to 10.8 points to become Ateneo’s leading scorer behind Thirdy Ravena, who averages 17.4 a game.“I’m just doing my job, I’m just finding open lanes, looking for my teammates, and it’s just a bonus that I can make my shots,” said Nieto Wednesday after the Blue Eagles’ 94-84 win over University of Santo Tomas. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He exploded for a career-high 22 points against the winless Tigers in an impressive shooting display as he went 7-of-12 from the field.Matt said this increase in production is the product of an intenstive personal preseason workout.“Maybe I just improved since last season, I just really practiced hard during the summer break,” said Matt. “I’m thankful for my coaches and my teammates for giving the confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Ginebra thwarts San Miguel’s grand slam bid, enters semis Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto just went from twin brother to just about anything for Ateneo.Joining the team in 2015 together his twin brother Mike, Matt struggled to find his form in the first two seasons with the Blue Eagles as he averaged just 4.4 points as an on-and-off rotation player.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Subido sat out Season 80 citing dissatisfaction with his performance after spending three years with UST.The former La Salle Zobel standout spent 2017 playing for AMA and Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSubido isn’t the only former Tiger who will return to the lineup as forward Embons Bonleon also decided to join the team once more following the exit of Boy Sablan as head coach.Bonleon left the Growling Tigers in controversial fashion after calling out Sablan for receiving money in return for playing time. Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “Thank you Lord, I’ll be able to come back to the basketball court inside Quadricentennial pavilion,” tweeted Bonleon. UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPoint guard Renzo Subido will return to University of Santo Tomas next year after skipping the 80th Season of the UAAP.“Can’t wait to play for my alma mater! Let’s do this! #OneforUST!” posted Subido on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

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IPL 2017 Live streaming, KKR vs SRH: When and where to to watch

first_imgDefending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will have their task cut out when they take on a confident Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) square-up at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.The David Warner-led SRH have looked in good touch in their first three matches albeit succumbing to the guile of Mumbai Indians’ Harbhajan Singh and losing the previous encounter on the road.In KKR, the tourists will face a side basking in the glory of a marauding eight-wicket triumph over Kings XI Punjab on Thursday at the same venue.Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with an unbeaten 72 off 49 balls as the twice IPL champions recorded their season’s first home victory in style with 21 balls to spare.In nine matches played between the two teams, SRH have won only thrice, finishing second best six times.Where to watch online?The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.Which channel has the TV rights in India?The match will be broadcast live on TV by Sony Pictures Network (Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD.Where to follow match updates online?For best and timely updates follow http://indiatoday.intoday.in/ipl2017.The match coverage begins at 15.00 IST.last_img read more

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10 months agoRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose surprise candidate for Man Utd job

first_imgRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose surprise candidate for Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Salzburg coach Marco Rose is a candidate for the Manchester United job.The Sun says Rose is the shock name on Manchester United’s managerial shortlist in case Mauricio Pochettino rejects them.The list also includes Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Although Pochettino remains first choice of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, United are putting together a list of alternatives in case the Spurs boss turns them down.Rose, 42, is admired within the United boardroom after leading Red Bull Salzburg to the Austrian title in his first season.The club also made it to the semi-final of last season’s Europa League after beating Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and Lazio in the knockout rounds. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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John Calipari Goes On Twitter Rant Following Criticism For Saying Kentucky’s Goal Was To Get 8 Players Drafted

first_imgJohn Calipari tweets about his draft goal.Twitter/@UKCoachCalpariOn Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship. Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement. The Wildcats’ coach went on somewhat of a Twitter rant this afternoon, addressing his critics. I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I’ll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015I’ll be honest with you, at the time I may have said nine. My point when I said that was to have them all eat.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015When they asked how we do it, I told them to do this you will have to be a selfless team, share & do historic things on the court. They did.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015If Alex doesn’t get hurt, 8 are drafted. We fell short of a national title but this season was not disappointing to me. Have a great day!— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 21, 2015Whether you agree with him or not, you’ve got to respect Calipari for always speaking his mind.last_img read more

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