New 24-Hour Vending Machine Dispenses Clothing and Blankets to the Homeless for Free

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAs winter approaches, this new vending machine is being stocked with warm blankets and clothing for the homeless – and all of it can be accessed for free.The vending machine is readily available to the 200 homeless people who are currently living in Muncie, Indiana. All they have to do to access the supplies is register with local community services.Once registered, they are given vending machine tokens that can be used to take the goods for free. RELATED: Simple Solution Provides the Homeless With Housing and Jobs in One Fell SwoopAll the machine’s contents were donated by local residents who want to offer their support to the needy.“We know that they are out there. Some are in shelters, some are in different living situations,” Karee Buffin with the Bridges Community Services Fund told RTV6.“We really want to use something like this to reach out to people. It does demonstrate that our community cares.”(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by RTV6Help Your Friends Warm Up With This Wonderful News By Sharing It To Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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China Merchants acquires Jiangsu Haixin

first_imgHaixin Heavy Industries will be dedicated to building offshore equipment including semi-submersible platforms, drillships, FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) and pipe laying vessels.Currently there are six jack-up rigs under construction at the Haimen port base of Haixin Heavy Industries.www.cmhk.comlast_img

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Former Buckeye Linebacker Chris Spielman Sues Ohio State University For Improper Use Of Athletes’ Images

first_img Eli Mooneyham A former Buckeye great is suing the Ohio State University for improper use of athletes’ images.Linebacker Chris Spielman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of every Ohio State football player for failure of compensation for marketing opportunities, including a Honda-sponsored program at Ohio Stadium featuring former players such as Spielman, Two-time Heisman Winner Archie Griffin, Jim Stillwagon and Mike Doss in the 64 banners hanging around the stadium. Nike’s “Legend of the Scarlet and Gray” vintage jersey licensing program as well as other apparel contracts with the Buckeyes.The defendants for this lawsuit are Ohio State University, talent management company IMG, as Honda and Nike are co-conspirators for this case. “Unjust and monopolistic behaviors” and a compensation above at least $75,000.An excerpt from the lawsuit is below:“Former OSU student-athletes do not share in these revenues even though they have never given informed consent to the widespread and continued commercial exploitation of their images.”Spielman is suing OSU with Profectus Group Inc., founded by former-Buckeye wrestler Mike DiSbato. This lawsuit was filed after the sides could not negotiate successfully through eight months of talks. Related TopicsChris SpielmanOhio State Universitycenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

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Haitian-American Lawyer Becomes First Black Woman to Serve on New Jersey…

first_imgAt the time of her nomination, she described the historic moment as the “honor of a lifetime.” Earlier in the week, the Democratic-led New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee had also voted unanimously to advance Fabiana Pierre-Louis’s nomination. Fabiana Pierre-Louis and her sons at a June event announcing her nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court.Credit…Pool photo by Chris Pedota (NY Times) “Their work ethic is something I’ve always looked up to,” Pierre-Louis said. Pierre-Louis, 39 – a former prosecutor, who moved, with her parents, from Brownsville, Brooklyn, when she was 8, to Irvington, New Jersey – succeeds Justice Walter Timpone, who reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 in November, on the New Jersey Supreme Court. She said her father was a taxi driver New York City, while her mother worked for 20 years at the then St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. “I know how important it is for young people to see people who look like them, or come from similar neighborhoods as them, or similar backgrounds, to see those people in positions of leadership,” Pierre-Louis said. Currently a partner in the New Jersey law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Pierre-Louis is just over 20 years younger than the next-youngest member of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, who is 60.center_img A New York-born Haitian American lawyer has created history by becoming the first Black woman to serve on New Jersey’s Supreme Court after the full Senate voted unanimously to confirm her last week. Pierre-Louis lauded her Haitian-born parents, who, she said, made sacrifices so she could attend law school. “They worked extremely hard coming to a country, where they didn’t speak the language, didn’t know many people and really established themselves.” With her nomination, Pierre-Louis becomes the youngest person to serve as Justice on New Jersey’s highest court. She could sit on the court for up to 30 years before reaching the mandatory retirement age. “Fabiana is an exceptionally talented attorney, and will now have the historic distinction of becoming the first Black woman to be seated on our state’s highest court,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who had nominated Pierre-Louis, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, on June 5, in a statement. CMClast_img read more

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Ezekiel Elliott holdout: Cowboys hope to lock down star in next 24 hours, report says

first_imgThe report noted a deal is not done and some obstacles remain, but Elliott will be in town in case the two sides can reach an agreement.ESPN later reported that Elliott and the Cowboys are “very close” to an agreement and are “acting with a sense of urgency to finalize a deal in the next 24 hours.”  Related News There’s growing optimism that Ezekiel Elliott could be on the field for Week 1.According to NFL Media, which cited unidentified sources, the Cowboys running back is set to fly back to the Dallas area this week after training in Mexico. Colts, Jacoby Brissett finalize reported 2-year, $30M extension Chargers tune out Melvin Gordon chatter: ‘It’s time to play football,’ Anthony Lynn says Nick Bosa injury update: 49ers rookie (ankle) returns to practice, ‘motivated’ to play Week 1 Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discussed the possibility of Elliott playing in the team’s regular-season opener against the Giants.”It would be great — will be and would be — if before a short period of time passes, Zeke would be in that group,” Jones said. “We’ll see how today goes, we’ll see how tomorrow goes, we’ll see how the ensuing hours pan out.”When asked if Dak Prescott can carry the team without Elliott, Jones expressed his faith in the fourth-year quarterback.”Absolutely. Absolutely. Unquestionably,” Jones said. Elliott, who has one year left on his rookie contract as well as a fifth-year team option, reportedly was offered a deal that would make him the league’s second-highest paid rusher, but he’s holding out for the long haul.He earned his second rushing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns last season and added 77 receptions for 567 yards with three scores.The Cowboys are slated to host the Giants at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more

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