Hoosier Uplands Senior Fair June 9 in Paoli

first_imgHoosier Uplands announces their Senior Citizens Health and Information Fair will be held Tuesday, June 9 at the Paoli Community Center at 1075 North Sandy Hook Road.Doors will open at 9 a.m. with various exhibitors, health screenings and a dance from 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. with music performed by Classic Country.Lunch will be provided but is limited to persons 50 years old and older. However to receive the free lunch you must pre-register by calling Hoosier Uplands at (812) 849-4457 or (800) 333-2451. Persons with hearing/speech disabilities can call GTS’s TRS at (800) 743-3333. Door prizes have been donated by area businesses. Participants who come to the fair will be registered to win. You must be present to claim your prize.For more information contact Hoosier Uplands and ask for Barbara or Trudy.last_img read more

Nedbank, AMD connect schools

first_img5 April 2007South African financial services group Nedbank and American technology company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have entered into a partnership to provide technology solutions to five historically disadvantaged schools in the country.The two companies opened the first fully equipped computing centre at the Nelson R Mandela High School in Gugulethu outside Cape Town on Monday.The school was selected as the first of several schools that will implement Learning Labs, and the companies hope it will have a lasting impact on Gugulethu.Learning Labs is an initiative by AMD to provide benefactors with computers and internet connectivity, as well as professional, educational and personal development tools to provide new ways for teachers and pupils to interact with each other.The labs feature systems capable of operating Windows or Linux and come with installed content and applications. To ensure the sustainability of the project, the partners will also provide the schools with teacher training programmes and maintenance and support for the labs.Microsoft, Cisco, Tarsus, First for Business, CompuTainer, @tlantic and Learnthings will also provide additional support for the Learning Labs.“We are confident that this learning lab and the others to follow it will greatly enhance the local educational system’s ability to provide students with the skills and information they need to achieve success in an increasingly competitive, digital world,” said Nedbank South Africa chief executive Tom Boardman.He said the partnership was an innovative way to meet the needs of South African communities and address the digital divide. The labs also use low-power systems that are compact and sealed, enabling them to last in a harsh environment.Several Learning Labs around the world together form part of AMD’s 50×15 initiative, launched at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in 2004, which aims to provide access to computing and internet connectivity to 50% of the world’s population by 2015.“The positive effects of the Learning Labs extend beyond the students and teachers at the schools and into the greater community by providing an incredible community resource for educational and economic development opportunities,” said AMD vice president Gautam Srivastava.According to the AMD statement, experience at previous lab deployments have shown that access the internet persuades students to stay enrolled in school for longer and make use of the available technology.The two partners want to learn from their experiences in Gugulethu, hoping it will enable them to expand the Nedbank-AMD 50×15 partnership across South Africa in the “coming months”.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Kabelo Mabelane to host Play Your Part series, debuting on SABC2 soon

first_imgJohannesburg, Friday 23 May 2014 – As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, an inspiring South African 13-part, 48-minute magazine TV show titled PLAY YOUR PART debuts on SABC 2 on Sunday 15 June 2014.Singer and actor Kabelo Mabalane is the perfect host for this exciting series aimed at inspiring and igniting South Africans to take action and make a difference in their communities. The PLAY YOUR PART TV show, created by Brand South Africa, will be screened weekly at 9pm on Sunday nights on SABC 2 for 13 weeks, with a repeat on an alternative SABC channel.The show aims to make a positive contribution towards the growth and development of South Africa by profiling and showcasing the achievements of ordinary individuals across a broad spectrum of disciplines who inspire the notion of active citizenship in our country – especially over the past 20 years – and how their continued efforts will affect our realisation of the ambitions of the National Development Plan in an actionable and powerful way.The 48-minute show will explore the remarkable journeys of ordinary and well-known South Africans: their struggles, obstacles, successes, triumphs as well as their tragedies – but always ultimately finding solutions and creating legacies that benefit the broader community.Extensive research, archival footage and interviews tell the story of our transformation and unification as a young democracy. Stories of individuals who fight corruption, build safer communities, reform public service, improve health care and the quality of education, training, innovation and continue promoting active citizenry will take centre stage in the 13-part TV series. At the end of each episode there will be a cohesive message and challenge to viewers to PLAY THEIR PART through a call to action.Brand South Africa’s Strategic Marketing and Communication Director, Ms Wendy Tlou says: “Brand South Africa is beyond excited to be spearheading a show of this kind aimed at creating a spirit of active citizenship, pride and patriotism in our country. We have much to be proud of during our last 20 years of democracy, but it is time for us all to coalesce around our National Development Plan, which aims to ensure South Africa’s economic and social growth and development. Active citizenship, pride and patriotism will be crucial in driving the implementation of the National Development Plan by all stakeholders.”“I am of the conviction that ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary work should be profiled for the sole reason of inspiring others that they too can make a difference and play their part in moving the country forward,” says Kabelo Mabalane. {loadposition press_release}last_img read more

Rod Fulenwider Promoted to Executive Director at D & L Protective Services

first_imgRod FulenwiderRod Fulenwider has been promoted to Executive Director at D & L Protective Services. Ron previously served as General Manager for the company, a position he held since joining the organization in 2011. He has also held leadership positions in security, logistics, and loss prevention to include Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Loomis, Loomis Fargo and Blockbuster where he served as Director of Distribution Loss Prevention. Rod served in the U.S. Navy for eight years.   Rod holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from National University, and a Master of Arts in Professional Development from Amberton University.Congratulations Rod! Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more