Samuel Curtis Shipp

first_imgSamuel Curtis Shipp, age 28, of Greensburg, Indiana entered this life on February 26, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Joe (Linda) Shipp and Bobbie (James) Dillon. He attended Harrison High School in Harrison, Ohio. Sam was known by his family and friends as a “free and loving spirit.” Along with his loving personality, everyone that knew him believed that he was born with his cell phone in his hand! He loved talking with family and friends. Fishing, hunting and umpiring baseball games for the children at TCYO are other things that Sam enjoyed ! He recently had taken employment with G Com of Greensburg, Indiana. Sam passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020.SURVIVORS: Parents: Joe (Linda) Shipp of Elba, Alabama and Bobbie Bruce (James) Dillon of Milan, IndianaSon: Dayvin McCormick of MilanFour brothers: Randy Shipp of Mount Orab, Ohio:  Tyler Shipp of Milan: Robert Glick of Cincinnati, Ohio: Ethan Kreger of AlabamaSisters: Destiny Glick and Emale Kreger both of AlabamaGrandmothers: Kathy Jones of Milan and Lois Shipp of FloridaNieces: Ripley, Paisley and Trinity Shipp all of Mount Orab, Ohio.Nephew: Bryson BakerVisitation and funeral will all be Friday, March 20, 2020 at Neal’s Funeral Home. Friends may visit from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at which time the funeral will begin. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations go to the funeral home.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img

A Taste of Highlands

first_imgBy Anastasia Millicker20 restaurants and other shops to offer food, drink and fun June 23HIGHLANDS – The first Taste of Highlands tour will be launched Saturday, June 23, and will offer area residents the opportunity to sample local fare from 20 borough establishments.Twenty restaurants, 16 of which will serve cocktails, will open their doors from noon to 6 p.m. for food tastings during the tour, sponsored by the Highlands Business Partnership and the Sandy Hook Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 48.Havana Tropical CaféThe Highlands Business Partnership “attempted to put this together back in 2004,” said Carla Cefalo-Braswell, president of the Highlands Business Partnership. “We were all at a meeting at Off The Hook and were planning it for right around the Mardi Gras season in February so it was off-season and we couldn’t get enough participation.”Recently neighboring communities started holding “taste tours” of restaurants and the idea for a Highlands tour was reignited, Cefalo-Braswell said. The partnership started planning the 2012 Taste of Highlands tour last year.The June 23 event will have two party limousine buses that will bring people from location to location, Cefalo-Braswell said. Unlike the open-air trolley, the buses will have air conditioning to accommodate “tourists” from each location.People will check in on the day of the event at either Veterans’ Park at Bay and Shrewsbury avenues or Huddy Park at Bay and Waterwitch avenues.Registered participants will receive a map, a drawstring backpack and coupons from restaurants and other shops they may visit around Highlands. They will also receive a lanyard and bracelet.Visitors who get their maps stamped at each of the 20 participating restaurants can drop the maps in a collection bin on the bus before 6 p.m. The stamped maps will be used as their entries in a raffle for a $200 Biz Buck that will be valid at any of the businesses participating in the Taste of Highlands.As of June 18, the High­lands Business Partnership, the Sandy Hook PBA Local 48 andparticipating establishments had sold about 350 tickets.The money collected from tickets sales will go toward the Highlands visual improvement fund and holiday decoration expenses including tree lightings.“We are very excited to be a part of this and the menus look superb,” Cefalo-Braswell said. “In Highlands, we have very different types of cuisine. You have Cuban, Mexican, Italian and a good mix of seafood.”Bahr’s Landing will offer a Jackson Hole margarita along with seafood fare. Chilango’s will offer guava jalapeno cilantro margaritas, Grimaldi’s will offer wine as well as pasta with Bolognese sauce, and Inlet Café will offer visitors sangria or Coors Light drafts.WindanseaRestaurants participating are: Andy’s Shore Bar, Bahr’s Landing, Bay Avenue Bakery & Café, Bay Avenue Trattoria, Chilangos, Chubby Pickle, Claddagh, The Clam Hut, Driftwood Bar and Liquor, Gert’s Snacks and Spices, Grimaldi’s, Francesco’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Fresh Restaurant & Catering, Havana Tropical Café, Inlet Café, Lusty Lobster, Off The Hook, Original Oyster, Twin Light Taphouse and Windansea.Jack Daniels, one of the many sponsors of the tour, will offer promotional material at several of the establishments.Tickets for Saturday’s event can be purchased in advance at any of the participating establishments or by calling 732-291-4713. For additional information visit

Q&A with South Africans working at Doctors Without Borders

first_imgSpanning the globe, the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders in English – helps those affected by natural disasters or caught in conflict zones. We profile South Africans working in this organisation, elevating the country’s reputation through the work they do.Claire Waterhouse has been an MSF fieldworker since 2012. She works during the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa in 2015. (Image: Supplied)Compiled by Priya PitamberIn 1971, 13 doctors and journalists in France joined forces to form Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders.Its aim, reads the MSF website, was to “establish an independent organisation that focuses on delivering emergency medical aid quickly, effectively and impartially while also speaking out about what they witnessed”.On its founding, it comprised 300 volunteers ranging from nurses to doctors and other staff to help people in distress, both natural and man-made and those caught in the middle of armed conflict.Watch:“MSF remains fiercely independent of both governments and institutions,” reads the website. “MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.”Today, the MSF has offices in 28 countries, including South Africa. And South Africans in the organisation help raise the country’s profile through the work they do. We talk to four such MSF staff.Claire Waterhouse joined the MSF as a field worker in 2012.Stefan Kruger, a doctor with the MSF, is proud to contribute as a South African to the international community during times of need. (Image: Supplied)Stefan Kruger, 33, is a Cape Town doctor. He has sporadically worked for the MSF since 2012.Anna Cilliers is a professional nurse with the MSF. She travels to South Sudan in June 2013 for a vaccination campaign to reduce the spread of seasonal meningitis. (Image: Supplied)Anna Cilliers, 47, is a nurse and has been with the MSF since 2012. She is responsible for co-ordinating medical activities at project/field level.Midwife Jeanne Rene (Zani) Prinsloo has been with Doctors Without Borders since 2012. She’s travelled to Pakistan, the Philippines, Afghanistan, South Sudan and other countries putting her skills use. (Image: Supplied)Jeanne Rene (Zani) Prinsloo, originally from the Eastern Cape but now living in Johannesburg, is a social worker and a midwife. She has been with the MSF since 2012.Brand South Africa: How did you get into this role?Claire Waterhouse: I had moved back to South Africa from Hong Kong and was looking for a job. MSF caught my eye and luckily, I caught theirs too. They offered me a mission in the Central African Republic for six months and the rest is history.Stefan Kruger: I always had the idea of spending at least a part of my career doing humanitarian work. When the timing was right I followed the normal recruitment process of MSF South Africa.Anna Cilliers: As a young and inexperienced nurse, I was introduced to the work of MSF during the 1980s when I read The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan, where he also writes about his work experiences with MSF in conflict zones. I knew then that I would like to join MSF in the future.I qualified and worked as an intensive care nurse and in 2003 joined international medical humanitarian organisations to work in Iraq and Liberia.In 2007, I returned to South Africa and worked for a few years in Johannesburg with community-based organisations. In 2012, I applied at MSF. My work and life experiences prior to that definitely prepared me for my work with MSF. My first project in June 2013 was as a nurse in South Sudan where we did a vaccination campaign to reduce the spread of seasonal meningitis.Jeanne Rene (Zani) Prinsloo: Two quotes inspired me a great deal:“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhiand“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” – Muhammed AliMy skills, strong sense of humanity and willingness to positively contribute to improving other people’s lives were the motivating factors for me to join MSF.Here I am four years later, still at MSF and I am happy to have made this decision. I also love travelling, so by joining MSF, I am also [able] do that.BSA: How does your work help elevate South Africa’s national profile?CW: There are not that many South Africans in the field, so I hope that when we are seen in the field, it helps to elevate the country’s profile by showing that there are South Africans out there working hard all over the world to make a difference and provide emergency medical care to those who need it most.SK: MSF is a truly multinational organisation and it is part of an international community that cares about some of the greatest tragedies of our time. I love the fact that I get to be a part of it, read more

The world’s newspapers celebrate Mandela’s life

first_imgPresident of the world! That’s today’s headline in the Sun, a British tabloid that usually dishes silly scandal. Today, newspapers across the world – from tabloids to highbrow broadsheets – are all respectfully honouring Nelson Mandela, the man who brought the hope of peace not only to South Africa, but to the world.South Africa’s most important statesman and first democratically elected president died at 20h50 on the night of 5 December 2013. He was 95. Almost immediately, the news of Mandela’s death put his life on the front page of newspapers from London to Los Angeles.Here’s a selection:last_img

Internet of Warnings: How Smart Technology Can Threaten Your Business’s Security

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#enterprise#hacking#ip address#policy#security#sensors#Smart tech#surveillance Science fiction technology may not be as far off as we believe. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses the powerful combination of Wi-Fi and cloud technology to send information and perform actions through devices with Internet capabilities. This advance stems from the use of telemetry, decades-old machine-to-machine communication via wired sensors and transmitters. Now the wires have been replaced by radio waves that transfer a nearly infinite amount of data.IoT technology ranges from entire smart cities that streamline traffic to fridges that detect when you’re low on milk and order it for you, among many other products and services. Devices such as Fitbit and Nest are growing in popularity due to their low price, practicality, and variety of automatic functions. Nearly any object you use regularly can be exchanged for a “smart” version that logs usage, performs tasks for you, or learns your schedule and changes the environment accordingly—rapidly making the ubiquitous dream of a “smart house” a present reality.How can the Internet of Things be utilized in business?The Internet of Things is becoming more prevalent, so it’s likely your business has considered a switch to some form of IoT device. Self-driving delivery trucks and self-monitoring security systems are industry-specific, but every business benefits from smart lighting and thermostats that reduce energy costs. Retail markets can use IoT to keep an accurate and immediate inventory, while devices like Square can turn your smartphone or tablet into a hassle-free cash register.Though IoT technology is still relatively new, the potential economic impact looms on the horizon. Constant updates on the status and stock of households and workplaces means the average consumer is likely to purchase more products than they would buy on their own. All industries have the potential to use this technology to increase sales and efficiency wherever needed. IoT devices may eventually replace human counterparts who once performed the same function. How can you secure your Internet of Things technology?Security is the biggest risk factor when incorporating IoT technology into your business. Some factors you should take into consideration before committing to an IoT upgrade:Hacking: The most widespread IoT fear also happens to be the most rampant. If there’s a security loophole in a device that stores your credit card number or other personal information, hackers will try to exploit this vulnerability, often without encountering firewalls or other obstacles. Your safety could be compromised further by hackers who take over the entire system and hold your devices at ransom or even use your hardware to launch attacks against others without your knowledge. Understanding how your data is stored and accessed is something you must be aware of when considering an IoT device for your business.Surveillance: Any device with a microphone or camera can potentially be activated by a remote user with the right knowledge. That’s why sites that seek out the IP addresses of webcams with unprotected open ports stream millions of private video feeds to viewers willing to pay. Familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions of your device and the permissions its software may have to be sure no one can eavesdrop on you. Read the fine print!Company Security Policies: How does the manufacturer manage the security of their devices? Device security is the responsibility of the individual company, and since there aren’t yet any laws protecting IoT security, most companies depend on self-regulation and self-reporting. What safeguards has the company put in place to protect you, the consumer? What happens to your device if the company goes out of business?Education and Caution: People can become reliant on smart technology, so it’s important to know the hidden downfalls of using these devices in your business. Employees who come in contact with a company IoT device should be aware of the possible threats and security breaches they can cause.Most of the security concerns with IoT technology have to do with the engineering of the devices themselves. For this reason, knowledge and discretion are the most important safeguards to take when considering the switch to an interconnected network of smart devices. Though it may be fun to imagine your work computer booting up when it senses your car pulling into the parking lot, the vulnerabilities of this technology cast a long shadow on its practicality. This article is brought to you by Mark Anderson, CEO of Anderson Technologies, an IT Consulting firm in St. Louis. How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Mark Andersonlast_img

Dembele casts doubt over Tottenham future

first_imgTransfers Dembele offers hope to Juventus by casting doubt over Tottenham future Chris Burton 22:08 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mousa Dembele Tottenham Getty Images Transfers Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Serie A Premier League The Belgium international midfielder has no immediate plans to enter into a contract extension and admits a “big transfer” would appeal to any player Mousa Dembele has cast doubt over his Tottenham future, with no contract extension talks planned and a “big transfer” holding appeal.The Belgium international midfielder is tied to Spurs until 2019 but will enter the final 12 months of that agreement when heading off on World Cup duty this summer.He has no plans to discuss fresh terms before the end of the season, with his focus locked on the present for club and country. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dembele is, however, already sparking talk of interest from Serie A champions Juventus and appears reluctant to close the exit door.He told La Derniere Heure on his future plans: “We have not really talked about an extension of my contract.“At the beginning of the season, I said: ‘I had physical problems, I want to see at the end of the season how I feel.’ That’s what the club and I decided by mutual agreement.“If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine that a player feels not appreciated after a disappointing proposal, it can disrupt his game.“At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham. I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.“Really, I’m not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers.Mousa Dembele future stay or go“For now, I’m only focusing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season. Or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”Dembele joined Spurs from London rivals Fulham in 2012.The 30-year-old playmaker has taken in over 220 appearances for the club, with 34 of those coming in the current campaign.last_img

10 months agoMaguire: Leicester didn’t deserve Crystal Palace defeat

first_imgMaguire: Leicester didn’t deserve Crystal Palace defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Harry Maguire insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Maguire felt City should have created more chances with the possession they had in the second half but lamented Jamie Vardy’s bad luck after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita pushed his effort onto the post and it rebounded straight back into his arms.“Everyone is disappointed,” Maguire told LCFC TV.“We have worked tirelessly all week trying to put on a good performance this week and the first 20 minutes we started pretty slow.“There was not really any tempo from either team. They probably edged the first 20 minutes, but apart from the first 20 minutes I would say we were the better team and in control of the game.“They then scored when we were playing our best football and in our first spell of pressure. To be fair to the lad it is a great strike, a great finish. We’ll look back and we will work hard.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoWatford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoure

first_imgWatford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are demanding huge money for Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Mirror says PSG must pay up if they want Watford’s Doucoure.The Hornets rate their player just as highly as they did Richarlison.That means the French club will have to find the £50 million or more that Everton did to take their Brazilian.Head coach Javi Gracia accepts it will be very tough to keep Doucoure at Vicarage Road if PSG get close to their asking price. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img