Ind. Senator drafted military suicide prevention bill

first_imgU.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (R-Ind) drafted a military suicide prevention bill.WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is passing the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act with an 89-11 vote.U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) drafted the bill that would require an annual mental health assessment for all service members.Specialist Jacob Sexton, of Farmland, was enlisted in the Indiana National Guard when he took his own life while on a 15-day leave from Afghanistan.The bill, which is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, now heads to President Obama to be signed into law.Sen. Donnelly said, “This common sense change will ensure we are focused not only on our Armed Forces’ physical readiness but also mental readiness.  We make strides in the effort to reduce the stigma of seeking help—truly, it is a sign of strength.”last_img read more

​Leeds not giving up on Udinese playmaker De Paul

first_imgLeeds United are still attempting to secure the signing of Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. The Elland Road club wish to sign the Udinese playmaker to add some creativity to Marcelo Bielsa’s team. Football Insider says they are offering a loan to buy deal to the Italian club to sign De Paul. Udinese reportedly want close to £37million for the player, and Leeds are willing to structure a deal that eventually reaches such a fee.Advertisement Loading… read also:Leeds eager to buy Chelsea midfielder Gallagher But they would prefer an initial loan, as it eases the immediate financial burden. The player wants to come, per The Square Ball, but must wait for his club to accept a bid for him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Governor, legislative leaders move solution forward to assure 100 percent funding for Indiana’s K-12 schools

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced on Wednesday that he will ask the Indiana State Board of Education to take action to ensure that Indiana’s K-12 schools receive 100 percent of funding as he committed earlier this summer.Governor Holcomb will ask the State Board of Education to call a special meeting for the purpose of taking action to delay the fall count of student enrollment, commonly known as the Average Daily Membership, through at least December. The count date is currently scheduled for September 18. Indiana law allows the State Board of Education to take action to change the count date, among other reasons, when there are extreme patterns of illness.The Average Daily Membership count, which is completed twice a year, is used to set new funding levels for schools. The count requires school districts to designate students who receive at least 50 percent of their instruction virtually as virtual students. School corporations in Indiana receive 85 percent of the foundation formula dollars distributed for virtual students.Concern has been raised in recent days that schools electing to begin the academic year by providing virtual-only instruction because of the changing coronavirus conditions in Indiana would receive 85 percent of funding for all of their students once the count date occurs.last_img read more

“Drawing with AshGold was a bad result for us”- Hearts coach Edward Odoom

first_imgInterim head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, Edward Odoom, was very disappointed with the goalless draw that Hearts played out with AshGold in Thursday;s Week 8 tie in the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Phobians were hopeful of getting a good result after the 1-0 win at Dreams in Week 7 but they failed to find anything on the day.The result placed Hearts 9th on the table on 11 points and after the match, Odoom stated in the post-match press conference he was very displeased with the outcome of the match.“It was not a good result for us at all because we did everything to win the match. However, no knows what will happen next. I think that in football, one can win, draw or lose so we have to move on from the result and look ahead.”Since Hearts of Oak beat Dwarfs 2-1 in Week 3, they have not won a match at home this season. They have recorded a loss to Kotoko and a draw with AshGold and the trend was over a major concern to Odoom.“The home results are not good at all for us. If we are winning away from home and we cannot do same at home, then it is big worry for me. I cannot place a finger on what is going on but I assure you that we will solve the challenge.”Hearts head to Aduana Stars in Week 9 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more