Small town – Dsmkw 07 http://dsmkw07.net/ Thu, 26 May 2022 05:05:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dsmkw07.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Small town – Dsmkw 07 http://dsmkw07.net/ 32 32 The tragedy now overshadows Uvalde, a small town with a growing population https://dsmkw07.net/the-tragedy-now-overshadows-uvalde-a-small-town-with-a-growing-population/ Wed, 25 May 2022 18:49:00 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/the-tragedy-now-overshadows-uvalde-a-small-town-with-a-growing-population/ The small town of Uvalde, Texas is a place where Friday night football rules, and its fame is as the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey. This is not a place where tight-knit locals expect to face a school shooting that left at least 14 children and a teacher dead. News of the shooting, which began […]]]>

The small town of Uvalde, Texas is a place where Friday night football rules, and its fame is as the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey.

This is not a place where tight-knit locals expect to face a school shooting that left at least 14 children and a teacher dead.

News of the shooting, which began late Tuesday morning, has the community searching for answers, said Marc Duvoisin, editor of the nearby newspaper. San Antonio Express-News.

“I could see a local real estate agent or the head of the refrigerator repair business sharing information about a sibling or relatives who work at school or work at the hospital,” he said.

“It’s a place where interconnections like this are thick, and there was tremendous anxiety. And prayers were shared on social media as people who knew each other or had connections came together.”

He said local police still seemed in shock.

Uvalde has experienced strong population growth over the past two years, Duvoisin said.

“A lot of people came from other states, drawn by the scenic beauty and small-town vibe of Uvalde, and hardly expected to face something like this at their local school,” he said. he declares.

Uvalde has a population of about 15,000 people, more than 80% of whom identify as Hispanic or Latino, according to Data of the United States Census Bureau. And about 1 in 5 people live below the poverty line.

The town is about 80 miles from San Antonio and about 70 miles from the US-Mexico border and is just a regular and generally peaceful town, local reporter Brian Kirkpatrick said.

“Uvalde is one of those quintessential Texas towns that largely revolves around Friday night football. There’s a lot of civic pride for your Friday night football games,” he said. “These types of towns are very close-knit because of that, and that includes their schools — they’re a central part of the community.”

“So when something happens to a school, it really affects everyone here because a lot of people who grow up here, you know, live and die here. So it’s that kind of connected community.”

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A small town that targets street gangs https://dsmkw07.net/a-small-town-that-targets-street-gangs/ Mon, 23 May 2022 23:58:23 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/a-small-town-that-targets-street-gangs/ Another interesting fact about LaGrange: he pays for a special prosecutor to focus on gang crimes. Over the past five years, LaGrange police and the Troup County prosecutor have sent to jail nearly as many criminal defendants on gang charges as Atlanta police and Fulton prosecutors. Yes, let that phrase sink in. According to the […]]]>

Another interesting fact about LaGrange: he pays for a special prosecutor to focus on gang crimes. Over the past five years, LaGrange police and the Troup County prosecutor have sent to jail nearly as many criminal defendants on gang charges as Atlanta police and Fulton prosecutors. Yes, let that phrase sink in.

According to the state Department of Corrections, Troup has sent 147 people to jail on Street Gang Act charges since the start of 2017. Meanwhile, Fulton has fired 164 on such charges. The only other jurisdiction with more jailed gang members was Cobb County, with 224.

That Cobb leads the state in Street Gang Act convictions isn’t surprising, since prosecutor Michael Carlson, who specializes in the craft, worked there for several years. Willis hired him to do the same at Fulton.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, along with police chiefs from other agencies, spoke at a news conference about his dissatisfaction with bail set by a Fulton County judge. The judge granted bail to an alleged gang member accused of shooting and seriously injuring an Atlanta police officer on Monday. Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Miguel Martinez/miguel.martinezjimenez@ajc.com

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, along with police chiefs from other agencies, spoke at a news conference about his dissatisfaction with bail set by a Fulton County judge.  The judge granted bail to an alleged gang member accused of shooting and seriously injuring an Atlanta police officer on Monday.  Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Miguel Martinez/miguel.martinezjimenez@ajc.com

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, along with police chiefs from other agencies, spoke at a news conference about his dissatisfaction with bail set by a Fulton County judge. The judge granted bail to an alleged gang member accused of shooting and seriously injuring an Atlanta police officer on Monday. Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Miguel Martinez/miguel.martinezjimenez@ajc.com

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Little LaGrange has no more gang members today than Atlanta’s 500,000 people or Fulton County’s million people. Many members of the big city’s Bloods and Crips or Sex Money Murder are sent to jail. It’s just that most of them were imprisoned for the crimes they’re convicted of, not for their allegiances.

Dekmar alias LaGrange passed the Gang Act as a tool ten years ago after a shooting at a local park injured seven bystanders.

“We had to do something after gang affiliation and targeting for disrespect became unstable and there was shooting without caring about anyone else around,” he said .

He said his force of 96 officers has two full-time gang investigators and two others certified in the field. They work in tandem with a prosecutor who practically only works on files sent by the city. LaGrange doesn’t have more gangs than other places, he says, he just pays more attention to them.

Herb Cranford, district attorney for the Coweta Five-County Circuit, which includes LaGrange, said a slew of crimes committed for the gang’s “benefit” or to “raise one’s status” can earn a member of the gang extra time. gang.

For years, local leaders were unwilling to acknowledge that gangs operated in the community, he said. It was bad for the civic image and for business. But after a few years of shootings, there was no way to ignore it.

Investigating gangs “requires tedious intelligence gathering and resources,” Cranford said. That’s more likely to happen in a place like LaGrange where the police have time to think things through and search for leads than in Atlanta, where the cops are drinking from a fire hydrant.

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LaGrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, left, and Troup County NAACP President Ernest Ward meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at the LaGrange Police Department. The leader’s public apology for his agency’s role in the lynching of a black man in 1940 is believed to be among the first for a law enforcement agency. CURTIS COMPTON/CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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LaGrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, left, and Troup County NAACP President Ernest Ward meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at the LaGrange Police Department.  The leader's public apology for his agency's role in the lynching of a black man in 1940 is believed to be among the first for a law enforcement agency.  CURTIS COMPTON/CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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LaGrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, left, and Troup County NAACP President Ernest Ward meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at the LaGrange Police Department. The leader’s public apology for his agency’s role in the lynching of a black man in 1940 is believed to be among the first for a law enforcement agency. CURTIS COMPTON/CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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For decades street gangs were more of an urban thing, but with social media there has been an expansion. “Now these local groups are joining the national brands,” he said.

There are reviews. Drew Findling, a defense attorney who has represented several defendants charged with gangs, said prosecutors use the term “gang” to “confuse the case and make it easier to prove the allegations.”

These cases, he said, typically allege the accused is an “associate” with the gangs. “They chain you down with that and you have to absorb all the body blows,” he said.

LaGrange Councilman Nathan Gaskin said he was troubled a few years ago to learn that investigators had compiled a list of about 400 gang members. “How did they do it? Social media? You can then take that information and create any story you want.

“Are the police targeting them? asked Gaskin. “Are they recouping fees they didn’t earn?

Dekmar said suspected gang members are only charged if they actually commit crimes, not for any association.

Gaskin has in the past called on the city to take action on violent crime. “I’m not saying gangs don’t exist, but the (methods of enforcement) can be punitive from the start,” he told me. “If you’re labeled as a gang member, your bond is stronger. Then they can sweat you to learn something they want to know.

This is a debate we will hear a lot about in the future.

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How a Small Town Won Ohio’s Biggest Foreign Investment https://dsmkw07.net/how-a-small-town-won-ohios-biggest-foreign-investment/ Sun, 22 May 2022 08:03:08 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/how-a-small-town-won-ohios-biggest-foreign-investment/ “With a deadline like that, you almost have to cut everything out of your schedule to do it,” Hill recalled in an interview more than a year after receiving that email. “It’s part of the business we’re in.” The company is no longer anonymous. Semcorp, a Shanghai, China-based producer of electric vehicle battery components, announced […]]]>

“With a deadline like that, you almost have to cut everything out of your schedule to do it,” Hill recalled in an interview more than a year after receiving that email. “It’s part of the business we’re in.”

The company is no longer anonymous. Semcorp, a Shanghai, China-based producer of electric vehicle battery components, announced plans this month to invest $916 million in a manufacturing complex in Sidney.

With 1,200 workers expected by 2025, the plant will manufacture release films for lithium-ion batteries. Semcorp, the trading name of Yunnan Energy New Material Co., says it is the world’s largest manufacturer of such films, a key component of these batteries.

When the company called, Sidney was ready. His land in a local business park — the Sidney Industrial Park at West Millcreek and Kuther Road — had been “authenticated” by JobsOhio’s SiteOhio program in 2021.

This authentication meant the field was recognized as “one of Ohio’s elite sites,” ready to use and certified “at the highest level,” Hill said. The due diligence had been completed, water, sewer, electric and gas capacity was ready, and there was plenty of land to start.

Semcorp will purchase approximately 250 acres, but the initial phase will not require all of that acreage.

“This will leave enough ground for future expansions,” Hill said.

Today, JobsOhio has only 20 sites authenticated at this level, said Andrew Bowsher, Sidney City Manager.

“Ours was just at the sweet spot to have all the components together,” Bowsher said.

While everyone involved was confident, there probably wasn’t a magic moment when those representing Sidney and Ohio knew they had landed Semcorp, which at the time was also considering sites in New York and Texas.

Bowsher and Hill said four or five other potential users were also exploring the Sidney site, and these companies had their own unique needs, site visits, questions and schedules.

Bowsher called the process “fuzzy.”

“I think probably for all of us, I think it was almost too good to be true,” he said. “You’re not trying to focus on those numbers” of possible new jobs.

Many companies in the electric vehicle sector are now looking for sites to start production as soon as possible. Some watched Sidney, Hill and Bowsher said.

“We were confident that one of these deals was going to work, that’s for sure,” Hill said.

But there was a feeling Semcorp was going to “cross the line first”, he said.

A family business

“Ohio wasn’t on anyone’s radar when we started this,” James Shih, vice president of global projects for Semcorp Group, told the Dayton Daily News.

Semcorp was founded in the late 1990s by two brothers, Paul Lee and Tony Li. They immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s, settling in rural Port Lavaca, Texas in a factory of plastic. Lee is Shih’s stepfather.

After returning to China, the brothers’ first battery separator film production site opened in Shanghai in 2010.

The lithium-ion battery release film, one of the four main components of all lithium-ion batteries, will be produced at Semcorp’s Sidney plant.

To greatly simplify, in lithium-ion batteries, ions move from one electrode to another electrode. The film sits between the electrodes, where lithium ions gather, preventing a short circuit and possible fires, Shih said.

The film is basically a thin plastic material.

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Customer demand brought Semcorp to Ohio. Its customers want the company to localize supply chains, especially in light of COVID-19 complications, tariffs and overseas supply issues.

Tariffs alone add more than 30% to Semcorp’s costs.

“It’s a big deal,” Shih said. “That’s why, from a financial point of view, it makes sense to build a factory outside of China, so that we don’t have to worry about tariffs.”

Company executives discussed a US factory for several years, and site selection began in earnest in the spring of 2021. That’s when Semcorp engaged with a consultant, starting with a list of eight states. .

At first, this consultant was in the driver’s seat, Shih said.

The company’s first priorities were readiness in spades, with utility hookups and ready-to-go capability. Also a concern: the availability of labor, with a large population of workers able to travel to the plant, as well as a history and appreciation of manufacturing.

“It actually narrowed down our choices considerably,” Shih said.

In Ohio, business leaders were encouraged to see that there were “generations” of people working in manufacturing or supporting the field.

In an interview, Shih dwelt on his 2021 visit to the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.

“We were very impressed with all the workshops, all the machines they have and how they encouraged kids who might want to work with their hands or were interested in business professions,” Shih said. “It was very, very encouraging.

“It’s not just something Ohio talks about. They actually do.

Jason Haak, superintendent of the Upper Valley Career Center, said Semcorp actually requested two visits.

The fact that the company requested a second visit, “it said that was definitely something that caught their eye.”

Semcorp officials seemed interested in where the center’s students live, whether the school educates students from Miami and Shelby counties.

They were particularly interested in the centre’s ability to adapt training to the needs of each company.

“I think it shows that we’re emphasizing the skilled trades in this area,” Haak said.

Company executives also spoke with Jeff Liu, a former Fuyao Glass America executive who had overseen Fuyao’s Moraine plant since the fall of 2016. Semcorp introduced Liu earlier this month as chief executive. from its Sidney plant.

Semcorp executives were familiar with fellow Chinese manufacturer Fuyao and its history, but they wanted to get a better idea of ​​how a large Chinese company operated in that region.

Groundbreaking for the Sidney plant will take place in late summer or early fall this year.

Feng shui and local incentives

An online meeting with company officials took place early in the process with in-person visits from Semcorp officials in June and December.

“That last visit, I would say, was key,” Bowsher said.

The geography of the site seemed to work right away.

“They really loved the pond that was in the middle of the site,” Bowsher said. “I think they really saw feng shui, and I think they saw it as great equipment, not only for the site but also for their employees.”

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging components or parts to achieve harmony and balance.

Other factors were at work, including state and local incentives. In 2026, when plant operations are expected to be fully online, Semcorp is expected to get a tax credit of up to $1.5 million, Bowsher said.

The company will also receive a 75% tax abatement through the City of Sidney Enterprise Zone for 15 years, and the Ohio Tax Credit Authority in March approved tax credits worth an estimated $22. .7 million.

Semcorp’s annual payroll in the first phase of the project is expected to reach $74 million.

An incentive agreement has been endorsed by Sidney City Schools, Upper Valley Career Center and Sidney City Council. The estimated tax abatement for the business over 15 years is $31,633,875, according to the Sidney Daily News.

The Sidney School District will likely receive about $430,000 a year for 15 years from the project, Bowsher said.

The company will also benefit from a discount for large water users.

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Macomb prides itself on small town charm https://dsmkw07.net/macomb-prides-itself-on-small-town-charm/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:02:11 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/macomb-prides-itself-on-small-town-charm/ MACOMB – McDonough County, Illinois seat and home to Western Illinois University, Macomb is proud of its heritage and small-town appeal. From summer through fall, Downtown Square and Chandler Park host a number of annual and pop-up events, many featuring live music and food. The 19th Annual Park ‘N’ Cruise takes place in downtown Macomb […]]]>

MACOMB – McDonough County, Illinois seat and home to Western Illinois University, Macomb is proud of its heritage and small-town appeal.

From summer through fall, Downtown Square and Chandler Park host a number of annual and pop-up events, many featuring live music and food.

The 19th Annual Park ‘N’ Cruise takes place in downtown Macomb on the first Friday of every month through September from 6-9pm. The event features classic cars, live music, food and more.

A parade vehicle is seen in Macomb town center square.

The Macomb Farmers Market opened on May 14 this year and is open every Thursday and Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to noon, or later if vendors still have goods. It features produce, baked goods, garden plants, crafts, and more from local vendors, and often features presentations by local organizations on interesting topics, kids’ activities, and music live.

Heritage Days musical show, 2021.

Macomb Heritage Days is a local favorite and one of Macomb’s signature events. Businesses and organizations typically participate in the multi-day event, which includes carnival rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s activities, live music and more.

Wednesday afternoons at Chandler Park feature free live music from noon to 1 p.m. for those who can take a lunch break in the park.

Crowds were treated to horseback rides around the square during a Moon Over Macomb event.

October brings Moon Over Macomb, a fall festival-themed event in downtown that includes a costume parade, petting zoo, farmer’s market, horse-drawn wagon rides and lots of activities for kids. the children.

In December, The Dickens on the Square event features Christmas-themed activities and music. Santa Claus arrives on the Amtrak and visits the children from his little cabin in the square. Decorative lights adorn Chandler Park, the courthouse and many buildings in the area. Singers can be seen walking down the street in Victorian period costumes. Live music performances are a must, as are the tree festival, horse-drawn wagon, cookie walk, and a host of activities for kids. Local businesses have also organized open days in recent years.

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A small town cafe flourishes deep in the waterfalls https://dsmkw07.net/a-small-town-cafe-flourishes-deep-in-the-waterfalls/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:23:04 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/a-small-town-cafe-flourishes-deep-in-the-waterfalls/ When the Amtrak the train passes through Skykomish, a town with a population of just over three digits, Monica Ainsley stops at Sky River Cafe go outside and greet the driver. A year after opening the business, she is clinging to a tradition she started with her young daughter on the trails […]]]>



When the Amtrak the train passes through Skykomish, a town with a population of just over three digits, Monica Ainsley stops at Sky River Cafe go outside and greet the driver. A year after opening the business, she is clinging to a tradition she started with her young daughter on the trails that cross town.

Ainsley and his partner had to rehabilitate the historic building on Skykomish’s main street before opening the cafe. As a nearby waitress, Ainsley knew the small settlement had few community gathering places — just a saloon and a few businesses on Highway 2, the road that connects Skykomish to Monroe and Stevens Pass. Driving to ski or hike or visit Leavenworth, Sky River is perfectly positioned as a pit stop.

Sky River Coffee takes its name from the South Fork Skykomish River which runs parallel to the BNSF Railroad, but the valley here is best known for mountain treasures: timber, copper, gold. At the start of the 20th century, this building was a hotel and has since been the site of everything from bars and banquet halls to accommodation for ski area workers.

The shop exudes warmth, not just from the fireplace that sits at its center. Using dark woods and a sofa area with board games, Ainsley has created a large, welcoming space for locals and tourists alike, a mix she calls “delightful.” Even without advertising — she’s amazed at the steps it takes to get a sign on the freeway — Sky River has drawn a steady stream of visitors since opening in June 2021.

Ainsley has to descend from the mountains to get the coffee she sources from Monroe Coffee Company, a Christian coffee roaster about 40 miles down Highway 2. Although the Sky River space is large enough for customers to have A long stay, the menu remains at classic Italian coffee and sodas, plus a handful of pastries. Outside, the historic Skykomish district can be fully explored with a single cup of coffee. The forested hills of the Cascades extend in all directions from the town, and a small Great Northern and Cascade Railway gives free rides in the summer.

Despite the steady traffic of customers, Ainsley still greets the Amtrak conductor when the train passes each morning. “It brings tears to my eyes,” she says, especially when other members of the community join her in the tradition. “I feel a little uplifted. A little happiness.”

Sky River Cafe

102 Railway Avenue, Skykomish
Travel time from Seattle: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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Cruz’s Supreme Court win is a win for small-town challengers to career politicians, senator says https://dsmkw07.net/cruzs-supreme-court-win-is-a-win-for-small-town-challengers-to-career-politicians-senator-says/ Tue, 17 May 2022 03:16:58 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/cruzs-supreme-court-win-is-a-win-for-small-town-challengers-to-career-politicians-senator-says/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz celebrated his Supreme Court victory on Monday, recounting FoxNews it’s a victory for the insurgent underdog looking to defeat a career federal politician. In FEC vs. Cruz for the Senate, the court decided 6-3 in favor of Cruz, overturning a law limiting […]]]>

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz celebrated his Supreme Court victory on Monday, recounting FoxNews it’s a victory for the insurgent underdog looking to defeat a career federal politician.

In FEC vs. Cruz for the Senate, the court decided 6-3 in favor of Cruz, overturning a law limiting the amount of money a candidate raises that can be used after an election for the candidate to repay loans he has. personally consented to his campaign. .

For his 2018 re-election bid against then-Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, Cruz loaned his campaign $260,000, while FEC law only allowed campaigns to repay a maximum of $250,000. The ensuing litigation was based on the idea that such a law “prevents[ed] applicants to make such loans in the first place,” as Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. wrote in the majority opinion.

Cruz’s race against the El Paso Democrat was the most expensive Senate contest ever, Roberts wrote.

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On “Hannity,” Cruz said that Congress originally enacted the law in question to better secure tenure:

“Congress’s number one priority is to prevent anyone from beating them. And so this law limits a candidate’s ability to take out a campaign loan and then pay it back,” he said.

“And the reason the incumbent politicians want to do that is that they don’t want anybody to challenge them. They don’t want some pesky challenger – say a small business owner – to make a loan to invest their savings in it, and to knock out the career politician.”

“The existing rule has benefited the incumbent politicians, and it has benefited the super rich. And the result of this decision today is that it becomes much easier for citizens to say, okay, I have fed up with the direction our country is going and I’m going to campaign and throw out the bums,” Cruz said.

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Cruz also commented on Judge Clarence Thomas condemning the recent leak of a draft opinion in the Mississippi abortion law case.

The Georgia jurist said he worries about the continued erosion and politicization of American institutions, like the court. Cruz argued that the aggression there came mostly from the far left, adding that it was up to Biden’s Justice Department to prosecute the activists intimidating Thomas and his fellow conservative lawyers.

He and host Sean Hannity added that Thomas’ response to being pressured to retire was well said.

“I will absolutely leave the field when I do my job as badly as you do yours,” Thomas told moderator John Yoo.

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How a little city boy is making a remarkable contribution to the development of India. https://dsmkw07.net/how-a-little-city-boy-is-making-a-remarkable-contribution-to-the-development-of-india/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:23:27 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/how-a-little-city-boy-is-making-a-remarkable-contribution-to-the-development-of-india/ A country needs both educators and entrepreneurs for its development. This is the incredible story of Manish Madhavan, who as an educator and entrepreneur is making a vital contribution to India’s development. Manish, 36, is a young and dynamic man from Bhilai, a small town in Chhattisgarh which successfully juggles several businesses. He believes education […]]]>

A country needs both educators and entrepreneurs for its development. This is the incredible story of Manish Madhavan, who as an educator and entrepreneur is making a vital contribution to India’s development.

Manish, 36, is a young and dynamic man from Bhilai, a small town in Chhattisgarh which successfully juggles several businesses. He believes education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Manish started out as an educationist and excelled at it before becoming an entrepreneur, running several businesses including his latest venture, The Lead Barrels Pvt. ltd.

Lead Barrels Pvt Ltd caters to lead generation and is the process of increasing the visibility, credibility, trust and interest of a certain set of individuals. Hiring a lead generation expert can help increase traffic from high-quality leads. This can eventually attract high-value customers to your business. Manish’s new company, based in Bengaluru, Lead Barrels, is an expert provider of lead generation and many other services. The mission of the startup is to provide the best lead generation and the best business strategy to boost sales for its customers. Lead Barrels aims to connect businesses large and small with a quality and engaging strategy. The company represents a dedication to honesty, efficiency and kindness to those it serves. She takes pleasure in providing her clients with the highest level of satisfaction, and we understand your expectations through our partnership. In addition to having an office in Bengaluru, Lead Barrels also operates in the United States, with an office in Milton, Delaware.

Manish Madhavan’s incredible journey so far

Manish belongs to the Malayali community and was born in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. He spent most of his childhood with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, who was an outstanding teacher in his early days, was the inspiration behind Manish’s foray and long career in education.

His grandparents not only put him on the right path, but also instilled in him ideals and ideas that continue to impact his life. From humble beginnings to establishing a comprehensive educational institute at a young age and co-founding his own distance learning institute, Manish has surely made his way in the field of education. He intends to make a significant contribution to the education and empowerment of Indian girl children.

Manish has always been a driven go-getter. He is also an independent young man, who started working at the age of 18 to support himself while still a student. Manish completed his secondary education at MGM Senior Secondary School before moving to Pune, the Oxford of the East, to continue his education. He got his Masters in Business Administration from the reputed university.

Manish entered the field of education with his very first job, which was at an educational institute. He represented the institute in several states while also working as a student adviser. Due to his administrative expertise, Manish was soon given the leadership duties of the entire institute.

After his stint at the institute, Manish went on to serve as Joint Secretary of Automobile Society India, where he initiated and successfully executed skill development programs of the National Skill Development Council (NSDC), Government of India for the Automobile Society India. as Technician Membership Examination and Associate Membership Examination programs of the company across India.

Manish is also credited with founding the first private technical university in Arunachal Pradesh, the North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU).

His extensive experience in the education sector eventually led Manish to launch his distance learning institute Lernovate Education amidst the current pandemic, in 2020.

Manish currently holds a management position with Balan Ispat And Forging Pvt. ltd. He recently launched Lead Barrels, his new company specializing in lead generation, and many other services.

Companies run by Manish Madhavan and the key roles he plays in them

Manish is co-founder of Learnovate Educations. He is also the President of the Institute for Distance Education, which offers a wide range of courses in affiliation with the best universities in the world.

Manish is co-founder of The Lead Barrels Pvt. Ltd., his latest startup specializing in lead generation, account profiling, email marketing, digital marketing, IT services, BPO and data solutions.

In addition to this, Manish has also played a key role in several other ventures as follows:

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Balan Ispat & Forging Pvt. ltd. – Manish is a member of the Senior Management Team of Balan Ispat & Forging Pvt. Ltd., where he specializes in liaison and policy formulation in addition to overseeing the administrative wing.

Manish provides high-level specialist consulting services to educational institutions, with end-to-end setup, bonding experience and an exceptional professional network.

His vast experience in a wide range of fields makes him an exceptional choice to provide consultancy services to new and emerging institutes, not only in the education sector but in many others as well.

Liaison Services – When it comes to setting up companies and institutes, Manish Madhavan can be your go-to contact for end-to-end liaison services. Her consulting skills also include professional network management and policy development.

Honorary position as Joint Secretary of Automobile Society India, the sponsoring organization of North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU).

Manish’s life right now

Manish Madhavan currently leads an extremely active life. He divides his focus between his role as an educator and his leadership role at Balan Ispat And Forging Pvt. ltd. Manish is currently working with the company to set up a forging manufacturing facility in his home state of Chhattisgarh. This installation will considerably stimulate the development of the region.

Manish is also working to take his new business, Lead Barrels, to the next level.

He is an exceptional asset to any professional environment due to his fluency in many languages ​​such as English, Hindi and Malayalam, as well as his unparalleled professional network in many places through his diverse work.

Manish currently resides in Bengaluru with his wife Aastha. The couple have two wonderful children, Ayaansh, a son, and Anaysha, a daughter. To log in – http://www.manishmadhavan.com

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All the bases covered in West Cork – the small town shops showcasing quirky and trendy interior designs https://dsmkw07.net/all-the-bases-covered-in-west-cork-the-small-town-shops-showcasing-quirky-and-trendy-interior-designs/ Thu, 12 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/all-the-bases-covered-in-west-cork-the-small-town-shops-showcasing-quirky-and-trendy-interior-designs/ West Cork has been cosmopolitan and bohemian for centuries, with a long history of welcoming and assimilating new people and new ideas. o surprise, then, that amid the more traditional craft shops, there are a handful of indoor outlets selling interesting things in out-of-the-way places. These stores are robust hybrids, catering to local customers and […]]]>

West Cork has been cosmopolitan and bohemian for centuries, with a long history of welcoming and assimilating new people and new ideas.

o surprise, then, that amid the more traditional craft shops, there are a handful of indoor outlets selling interesting things in out-of-the-way places. These stores are robust hybrids, catering to local customers and online shoppers as well as vacationers.

“We don’t have many tourists in Ballinspittle,” says Emily Connell, interior designer, art therapist and owner of Chalk & Easel.

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Emily Connell, interior designer, art therapist and owner of Chalk & Easel in Ballinspittle

“Most of my customers are regulars. Maybe they’ve already made their homes, but I have a reputation for finding the right gift for people. If you come up with a recipient description and price range, I can almost always help. »

O’Connell’s ability to choose gifts for people she’s never met is almost uncanny. “Maybe it’s the background of art therapy!” That said, she resisted the temptation to let Chalk & Easel become a gift shop. “I still have a lot of things for the interior because it’s my passion. I love the lighting, it’s so much fun. Every room should have a light in the corner. But not just a light source. It has to do something!”

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Chalk and easel lighting

Lamps range from small ceramic accent lamps with linen shades (€45-60) to larger metal and glass fixtures (up to €375). “Sometimes people come into my house and see a lamp with a tag on it because somehow it never entered the store.” It would be a professional hazard.

Her aesthetic comes so naturally to her that she instinctively knows what will work and what won’t, but with an emphasis on natural materials and longevity.

“Chalk & Easel is designed around the ethic of buying things you’re going to keep forever,” she says. “I am very picky about line, proportions and materials. He must deserve a place in someone’s home. I also tend to favor things that are simple and smooth because they don’t gather dust.

His pieces come from London, Italy, France and Denmark as well as Ireland. Like many retailers, it has upped its online game during the 2020 and 2021 shutdowns.

“Online has been amazing. I was so shocked how it took off. I thought it wouldn’t be personal but I was really able to connect with people. Strangers emailed me with pictures of their homes, showing me what the things they bought online look like in their homes.

“I don’t know how it works, but the atmosphere of the store seems to translate to the website, and it brings people into the store when they’re around. If they were in Cork they might take a trip. It’s lovely.”

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Claire Graham and Tom Keane, owners of The Old Mill Stores in Leap, Co Cork

It’s been ten years since Claire Graham and Tom Keane opened The Old Mill Stores in Leap, County Cork. It is located right on the N71, the scenic road from Cork to Killarney which winds through Conakilty, Skibbereen and Bantry. Not the obvious place, do you think, for an interiors store. But it works.

“At this point, we became sort of a destination store,” Graham says. “People factor in a visit on their way west.” Their customers range from locals, who come to buy gifts, to those who have holiday homes in West Cork and a bit of cash to spend on fine furniture.

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Fern Reed Glass Cabinet from The Old Mill Stores

“We are not oriented towards Ireland. There are already a lot of craft shops and that’s not what we do. We have handcrafted items, but they are not necessarily Irish.

“We travel a lot and it’s always a bus vacation, checking what’s going on everywhere we go. We try to keep our lines unique to ourselves. It’s extremely important for us to provide something that no one else don’t sell.”

During the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, they increased their online offering. “We’ve made the famous pivot from bricks and mortar to online, but we’ve also expanded the physical store to include a third piece.”

This allowed them to offer more furniture. “We don’t sell huge pieces. We are aware of where we are, so we stick to tidy things like cabinets, sideboards and nesting tables. We have the usual sellers, then we throw some curve balls. »

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Cabinet from The Old Mill Stores

This year’s curved balls include a range of Italian loungers from Seletti wears Toilet Paper (€135 each) including the iconic Shit design (black polka dots on a yellow background and a lipstick mouth with the word “shit” written across the teeth Not your ordinary stuff, but Graham is a fan of the range.

It also offers Seletti’s gilded framed mirrors (€295) decorated with surreal collage-style stickers. One has a girl floating in the sea; another features the two of spades held between the cheeks of someone’s buttocks.

A range of playful ceramics from Pols Potten was discovered on a trip to Denmark and Graham is awaiting delivery of their Roman vases, which look like antiques except they are made of powder-coated iron and decorated with different bouncy colors (€265 for a set of 4).

For those looking for Irish craftsmanship and design, she recommends Forest and Flock in Bantry and Green Dot Design in Clonakilty.

For larger design projects, Embellish Home Interiors in Skibbereen offers a full design service.

“We’re very lucky to have talented tradespeople in the area,” says Lorraine Delaney, who started the business 17 years ago.

It all started with a shop selling home accessories, which now includes paint from Little Greene and wallpaper and fabrics from Designer Guild and Cole & Son. “We travel all over Europe trying to get original pieces that no one else has,” says Delaney.

In the nearby town of Clonakilty, Helen Coughlan of Meadows & Byrne, says her shop in the town is thriving.

“Since day one, this store has gone from strength to strength. People want to come to Clonakilty. It’s part of a day and it’s a stronger motivation for people than online shopping. The bottom line for us is that we are right across the parking lot from Supervalu.That helps a lot.

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Garden furniture from Meadows and Byrne

Earlier, she points to a thriving trade in outdoor furniture. “We sell aluminum furniture that is pretty much rust-proof and maintenance-free. It stands the test of time. You must do this if you live in West Cork with wind and salt water pounding your home.

A Grady 4-seater bistro set from Meadows & Byrne costs £349 and comes in a choice of seaside colours. “We sell from stock. This means there is no waiting. You can buy something and put it right in your car.

chalkandeasel.ie, theoldmillstores.ie, meadowsandbyrne.com, embellishhome.ie

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How handball and potato farms in small town Norway forged super striker Erling Haaland https://dsmkw07.net/how-handball-and-potato-farms-in-small-town-norway-forged-super-striker-erling-haaland/ Tue, 10 May 2022 05:37:00 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/how-handball-and-potato-farms-in-small-town-norway-forged-super-striker-erling-haaland/ In club football, Erling and his teammates first played three-on-three matches, then gradually moved to nine-on-nine. He didn’t play at 11 until he was 12. This meant that all players had more ball touches. In competitive matches against other clubs, Bryne split the 1999-born squad into two teams of equal ability. Their strongest XI would […]]]>

In club football, Erling and his teammates first played three-on-three matches, then gradually moved to nine-on-nine. He didn’t play at 11 until he was 12. This meant that all players had more ball touches. In competitive matches against other clubs, Bryne split the 1999-born squad into two teams of equal ability. Their strongest XI would have won easily but Berntsen, whose twin sons Sander and Adrian played in the same age group, wanted Erling and his teammates to be challenged.

In the meantime, Erling was at school in Bryne, a 10-year-old boy so sure of his destiny as a professional footballer that he told his teacher that homework had to take a back seat. “I said ‘Okay, if you’re going to be a footballer, you owe me a ticket to one of your games,’ said Erling’s fifth grade teacher, Andreas Vollsund. Erling sealed the deal and last month Vollsund, 36, who is now the regional mayor, was in Dortmund to watch an Erling hat-trick against Bochum in April. “Last year he came to my office and gave me a shirt,” Vollsund said. “It was very nice to see him. He wrote on the shirt that I should increase local government funding for sport”.

At age 14, Erling’s development was so rapid that he began training with Bryne Under-19s. “We put him in the squad because the Norwegian Under-15 coach was in town and wanted to see him play,” Midtsian said. “Obviously, he scored.”

It was around this age that Erling’s extraordinary growth spurt began. “From 14.5 to 16.5, when he left Bryne, he grew 25 centimeters,” Berntsen says. “I used to say to him, ‘I feel like I’ve seen you grow’.” It brought a lot of pain, but Berntsen could see that with the technical, tactical and psychological strengths that Erling had developed, the physical aspect was not far behind. His older brother Astor was already a big boy. “Could we all say Erling would be a Champions League goalscorer? It would be b——- to say that,” Berntsen said. “But even then we were pretty sure he would have an international career.”

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The center of the universe? Small town in Idaho says it’s https://dsmkw07.net/the-center-of-the-universe-small-town-in-idaho-says-its/ Mon, 09 May 2022 01:27:27 +0000 https://dsmkw07.net/the-center-of-the-universe-small-town-in-idaho-says-its/ This week’s Inside Idaho is about the center of the universe. Do you know where it is? Vote, then scroll down for the story. Locked in? Now scroll down. Founded in the late 1880s in the middle of begging Idaho, lies a small town of just under 1,000 people. Part of the Coeur d’Alene silver […]]]>

This week’s Inside Idaho is about the center of the universe.

Do you know where it is? Vote, then scroll down for the story.

Locked in? Now scroll down.

Founded in the late 1880s in the middle of begging Idaho, lies a small town of just under 1,000 people. Part of the Coeur d’Alene silver mining district – which produced more silver than any other mining district in the United States – the small town of Wallace, Idaho was put on the map for another reason.

[“The Joe”: The highest navigable river in the world is in Idaho]

In 2004, Wallace Mayor Ron Garitone proclaimed the city the center of the universe. Why? Because he could… using the probabilistic theory. Since no one could prove Wallace’s people wrong…well…it had to be true.

Manhole cover in Wallace, Idaho considered the center of the universe. Photo courtesy: Idaho Tourism.

Today, the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe” marker stands at the intersection of Bank and Sixth streets in downtown Wallace.

In addition to the statement on the cover, there are four initials – HL, CDE, SRLM and BHM – representing Shoshone County’s four major mining companies: Hecla Mining, Coeur d’Alene Precious Metals, Sunshine Silver Mine and Bunker Hill. . Mining company.

Since its discovery in 1885, the mining district has produced more than $2 billion in metallic wealth (silver, lead and zinc), according to the Idaho State University website.

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