Hoosier Uplands offering counseling services

first_imgIf you know someone who may need assistance with their Medicare have them call Older Americans Services at (812) 865-3352 or toll free at (800) 258-8786 and ask for Greg Tanner. Hoosier Uplands is offering free The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (S.H.I.P.) Counseling Services.The service is free and unbiased counseling provided by the Indiana Department of Insurance for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana to provide health insurance counseling to people with Medicare.Counselors will assist with enrollment in Prescription Drug Plan Part D and Advantage Plans Part C. Lowering the cost of your Medicare expenses including premiums and co-pays, Medicare billing questions and general Medicare questions.last_img

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Mayors, councillors ‘must lead war on water leaks’

first_img28 August 2014Mayors and councillors should be at the forefront of the fight against water leakages in South Africa, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu.Mchunu was visiting KwaMashu Township in Durban on Tuesday as part of the government’s War on Water Leaks campaign.“We will continue with this campaign across the province, and mayors and councillors must demonstrate leadership and be at the forefront of this campaign,” Mchunu said, while encouraging communities to report water leaks and illegal connections to the authorities.“Through the War on Water Leaks campaign, we are educating the people of this province about the importance of fixing leaking taps in their homes,” he said, noting that one drop per second from a leaking tap wasted up to 30 litres of water an hour, meaning that one household could waste 10 000 litres of water per year through leaking taps.“This excludes water leaks in schools, hospitals, clinics, government offices, public buildings and other recreational facilities in various municipalities.”He said that water leaks and illegal connections did not only occur in residential areas but also in industrial areas.“In this regard, government is committed to working with captains of industry, business chambers, small and commercial farmers in order to ensure that we comply with the water laws in the country.”The Premier announced that the provincial Water and Sanitation Department had allocated R2.4-million to eThekwini Municipality to take care of water leaks in the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) areas.“In the INK Area (Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu) about 533 leaks have been identified and fixed. About 375 illegal connections have been removed. 950 cases have been investigated,” he said.“At the end of second quarter in December 2012, eThekwini Municipality was losing more than 237-million litres a day – an increase of 3.467 million litres every day when compared to the whole of the 2011/12 financial year period. In 2011/12 the eThekwini Municipality a total of 85.6-billion litres – more than 234-million of litres a day.”He encouraged municipalities to use the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant to implement water conservation programmes, and to concrete action plans in partnerships with Water Service Authorities, Water Boards and other bodies such as the Water Research Commission, the Strategic Water Partners Network, the KwaZulu- Natal Water Conservation Forum and tertiary institutions.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Ranbir and Katrina are not engaged: Spokesperson

first_imgEver since the love birds returned from their holiday in UK, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were declared engaged by the rumour mills. Buzz had it that the two exchanged rings on 30th December, 2014 in London in the presence of few friends and family members. Even Ranbir’s parents flew to London to attend the ceremony.Ranbir Kapoor is not engaged to Katrina Kaif However, Katrina’s spokesperson has rubbished the reports saying that the two have not exchanged rings.According to a leading daily, Katrina’s spokesperson said, “This is to clarify that Katrina did not get engaged in a secret ceremony in London. There is absolutely no truth to the rumours.”Katrina Kaif was spotted wearing a hug ring at an event If the engagement rumour wasn’t enough, the ring on Katrina’s finger at an event became the talk of the town. She was spotted wearing a huge rock which was presumed to be her engagement ring.Well, to put the rumours to rest, a leading Bollywood website spoke with a close source to Katrina who said, “She will wear an engagement ring when the time is ready. And it will be for the world to see. She won’t just randomly attend some event wearing it. There is a plan in place in the Kapoor family as far as Ranbir and Katrina go and it will be known to everyone in due time.”Ranbir Kapoor performs at Umang 2015 So there you go! She is not engaged and the HUGE ring that she sported at the Umang show in Mumbai recently in anything but her engagement ring.advertisementlast_img read more

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Banned Pakistan spinner Kaneria summoned by HC on ECB petition

first_imgPakistan’s banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been summoned for a hearing on August 18 by the Sindh High Court in connection with a petition filed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the recovery of nearly 250,000 pounds from him as fine in the spot-fixing case.The ECB has hired a well-known Pakistani lawyer, Khawaja Naveed to fight the case after its disciplinary panel banned Kaneria in June 2012. The ECB found Kaneria guilty of inciting other players to spot-fix while playing for Essex county. Also read: Cricket, terror can’t go hand in hand, says BCCI’s Anurag Thakur Kaneria also lost his appeals in the appellate tribunal of the ECB and a commercial bench of the High Court in London and since last year has been residing in Karachi.”The petition has been filed on behalf of the ECB who want Kaneria to pay 249,000 pounds as fines and costs of the spot-fixing case,” Naveed told PTI.”The court has summoned him now on August 18 and if he can’t pay the fine and costs demanded by the ECB than the court can order his property and other assets to be sold to recover the money,” he added.Kaneria, who took 261 wickets in 61 Tests, has said he will consult his lawyers on the case and was not available for comments today.Also read: BCCI refuses to revoke ban on Sreesanth, ChavanHe has also said that he would like the Pakistan Cricket Board to support and advise him in the case.PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that he would look into the details of the Kaneria case and consult the Board lawyers before seeing what can be done for the banned player.advertisement”But from what we know Kaneria landed himself in big trouble during the spot-fixing case and did not do himself any favours by challenging the evidence against him presented by the ECB,” Khan said.”The ECB told us that they were upset that Kaneria’s attitude was not right when the hearings took place and he was not remorseful so we can understand why the ECB is pushing this case now,” he added.last_img read more

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