Photo: Switzerland County EMAVersailles, In. — Recently firefighters training in the District 9 Firefighter I/II Course held in Versailles worked on live fire skills stations at the Versailles Regional Training Facility.Firefighters worked on fire extinguishers, wildland firefighting, vehicle firefighting, structural fire attack, LP Tank Prop Fire, along with Search & Rescue.Photo: Switzerland County EMAIn two weeks final skills testing will be conducted.
Greensburg, IN— Indiana residents along the I-74 corridor are getting a chance to improve their economic future through the Catapult Greensburg initiative, part of a statewide effort to get more Hoosiers into the manufacturing workforce. Catapult Greensburg is the local branch of Conexus Indiana’s Catapult Indiana initiative. Catapult prepares unemployed and under-employed Hoosiers with skills they need to enter today’s manufacturing environment.Conexus Indiana launched Catapult Greensburg to recruit from Decatur County and other surrounding counties mainly along I-74. Each month-long class trains at the Greensburg Community Learning Center, a facility connecting people with multiple agencies that can help in education, training, and career development.For many recruits into the program, it is a second chance for employment or a longer-term, stable career. The first class of Catapult Greensburg began in mid-August and will graduate on September 13. During four weeks of training, students get paid an hourly wage for class participation, are trained for job expectations in the modern manufacturing environment, and gain exposure to potential employers.The program depends on the direct involvement of local manufacturing companies who commit to interviewing program graduates and ultimately making job offers. Along with Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, which is coordinating the training, multiple local companies are also participating in Catapult Greensburg, including Delta Faucet Company, One Solution Logistics, Kelly Services, Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc., and CFA Staffing, Inc.“There are talented Hoosiers who can make an immediate impact at any of our regional manufacturing employers,” said Tim Myers, senior vice president at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “Catapult Greensburg is about finding these people and giving them an opportunity. It benefits our business, our community and, most importantly, the employees because they will have the training and skills to be successful.”Conexus Indiana began Catapult as a way of meeting the critical needs of manufacturers who consistently have problems filling jobs with people skilled to do the work.“Indiana is fortunate to have an abundance of manufacturing jobs, but it can be a struggle for companies to find the right talent — and for Hoosiers to know where to obtain the skills they need,” said Brad Rhorer, chief talent programs officer for Conexus Indiana. “Conexus Indiana is excited to see how Catapult can help connect Hoosiers looking for career opportunities with employers who need skilled talent. We’re pleased with the fast start that Catapult Greensburg has had, and for all the participants and employers who will have a brighter future because of this program,” he said.
The No. 8 University of Wisconsin football team (10-3, 7-3 Big Ten) lost 34–21 against No. 1 The Ohio State University Buckeyes (13-0, 10-0) in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis Saturday night.In a game that almost nobody gave Wisconsin a chance to win, the Badgers looked like the better team throughout the first half, jumping out to a 14–0 lead behind impressive performances from quarterback Jack Coan and running back Jonathan Taylor.On the first drive of the evening, Wisconsin moved the ball with ease. Coan opened the game with a deep pass to receiver Quintez Cephus, and the Badgers kept it rolling with a pair of runs by Taylor and Coan to get another first down. Taylor capped the drive with a 44-yard touchdown, giving Wisconsin some much-needed energy early on.Wisconsin’s defense played off that energy on the ensuing possession, holding OSU on a fourth-down attempt to regain possession. The Badger defense returned to their early-season form for much of the first half, holding OSU to a turnover on downs, a punt and a fumble through the first 27 minutes of the game.Football: Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl projections in ruthless Big Ten landscapeThe Wisconsin Badgers pulled off the feat of capturing the Big Ten West title despite the fact that both Iowa Read…Coan stunned the world early in the second quarter, keeping the ball on a read-option for a 14-yard touchdown and a 14–0 Wisconsin lead.With just over three minutes left in the half, the excitement ramped up quickly.OSU finally found success offensively, driving down the field in just over two minutes on a drive that ended with a touchdown run by running back J.K. Dobbins to cut the Badger lead to 14–7.With less than a minute remaining before halftime, it seemed like Head Coach Paul Chryst was satisfied with the first half result, allowing Taylor to carry the ball to run out the clock. However, Taylor broke free for a huge gain.Three plays later, Coan ran for his second touchdown of the game from one yard out following a nice catch by Cephus. Heading into the break with a 21–7 lead, Wisconsin was rolling in one of their best halves of the season.Football: Four takeaways from Badgers’ dominant win over Minnesota in border battleThe No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) reclaimed the Axe and booked their ticket to the Big Ten Read…But the Buckeyes proved to be too much for Wisconsin.The second half opened with a quick drive for OSU, as they found the endzone in less than two minutes thanks to a huge 50-yard pass by quarterback Justin Fields to get the Buckeyes into the red zone.On the next Wisconsin possession, the Buckeye defense quickly stopped Wisconsin before punter Anthony Lotti fumbled on the punt, falling on it but allowing OSU to take over with great field position.The Badgers held the Buckeyes to a field goal, but OSU proceeded to score touchdowns on their next two drives, scoring all 27 points in the half to win 34–21 for another Big Ten title.Coan finished 17-for-33 for 232 yards, also picking up two rushing touchdowns. Taylor finished with 148 yards in another impressive performance, although nearly all of those yards came in the first half. Cephus added 122 yards on seven catches.Football: Ohio State rolls over Wisconsin in Columbus, ruins Badgers’ hopes for CFPThe University of Wisconsin men’s football team (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) lost to The Ohio State University Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0) Read…In the end, the better team escaped with a victory. The win guarantees OSU a spot in the College Football Playoff when the rankings are released tomorrow afternoon.The Badgers will cross their fingers, as they hope to stay ahead of Penn State in the rankings. If they do so, they will earn a spot in the Rose Bowl against the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, which will almost certainly be the Oregon Ducks.But, if Wisconsin falls below Penn State in the rankings, they will be forced to settle for a weaker bowl game. Either way, the end result was a disappointment for Wisconsin following a strong first half as they end the regular season with a 10-3 record, including two losses to OSU.
A DONEGAL mum has been awarded €25,000 in damages over a delay in the caesarean delivery of her baby which left her having a ‘near death’ experience.Honey Larkin, who is 40 and lives in Churchill and is originally from Buncrana, had told the High Court in Dublin she nearly died.By the time she was brought to an operating theatre at Letterkenny General Hospital in January 2008 for surgery to stop the bleeding she had lost more than half her entire volume of blood. She has been suffering from post traumatic stress and has not recovered from the possibility she may have died.The hospital – represented by the HSE – failed to check or sufficiently check or to recognise the sign that she was bleeding profusely and losing substantial amounts of blood.There was a failure to attach due significance and to take appropriate action in response to her distress signals.By the time Ms Larkin underwent a second operation to stop the bleeding, she was in parlous state and had suffered massive blood loss and a near death experience.She had told her counsel, Gerard Clarke, instructed by Callan Tansey Solicitors, that the experience was so traumatic, she and her husband had decided not to have any more children.Ms Larkin had taken a second case against consultant gynaecologist at Letterkenny General Hospital, Eddie Aboud, for alleged negligence and breach of duty.Mr. Justice Cross found the HSE liable for the delay which resulted in the ‘near death’ experience.He also ruled that the HSE was responsible for the traumatic stress and psychiatric injury which flowed from the negligent delay.The Judge also ruled that Dr Aboud should have been called to review the patient over three hours before the laparotomy to deal with the bleed when it actually took place. He awarded Honey Larkin €25,000 for the injuries occasioned on her due to the negligence.However the judge ruled that he Dr Aboud could not have done anything by the time he was called – as it was too late – and that secondary case was dismissed.Legally Mrs Larkin had sued both the HSE and Dr Aboud as she was a private patient at the time.DONEGAL WOMAN WINS €25,000 OVER BABY DELIVERY DELAY AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000Callan Tansey SolicitorsDamagesHIGH COURTHoney LarkinNegligencewin€25