first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – Decatur County Emergency Management has been awarded two separate grants from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security totaling more than $28,500.The grants were both competitive in nature and will provide further emergency equipment enhancements in Decatur County.The agency was granted $20,000 to enhance disaster communications.Decatur County EMA Director Robert Duckworth said, “During the tornado that affected Henryville and Holton in 2012 the States’ radio towers were affected and portable repeaters were needed to relay voice communication.“Greensburg experienced an overload of voice communications on regular channels during the 2011 tornado and both these situations were used a factual basis for the need explanation to Homeland Security.”This funding will support the repeater to relay communications and a 50 foot tower that will be mounted to EMA’s Emergency Response Vehicle so the communications need can be addressed anywhere in Decatur County.The second award in the amount of $8,486 will enhance the emergency operations center which also serves as a training facility for public safety agencies.Over the past five years the Department of Homeland Security has provided grants to enhance the operations center to better equip the county to organize people and resources during a disaster.This grant was awarded based on a competitive score from an assessment by Indiana Homeland Security Staff, with 90 of 92 Counties receiving funding.last_img read more

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new scholarship is available for anyone wanting to go into teaching.The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship was created to help the next generation of Hoosier teachers pay for college.The State of Indiana will provide 200 scholarships each year to high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education.The scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who commit to teaching in Indiana after graduation.How to apply:Review the sample application and nomination procedures.Complete a nomination form and include it in the online application.Complete the online application for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship before December 31, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year.Submit a complete and corrected FAFSA. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.The deadline for submitting the 2017-18 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is Dec. 31, 2016.Visit IN.gov/CHE for more information.last_img read more

first_img The 22-year-old may now be tempted to push for a permanent move to Leeds, having enjoyed his time there so much last season. read also:Miller:  I’m not carried away by Joshua’s offer  Having snubbed £22million, it’s hard to imagine Brighton’s stance will be changed by an extra £25million, but Leeds will be hoping that White’s contract situation can tempt them into a deal. This fee would be a club-record for Leeds, which shows just how serious they are about signing White – and it’s now up to Brighton to decide whether £25million meets their valuation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Leeds United have made a third bid for Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White, this time worth £25million. It’s claimed that Leeds have already failed with bids worth £18.5million and £22million as Brighton stand firm. However, Leeds are now back with another bid, this time increasing their offer to £25million as they look to bring White back to Elland Road. The centre back spent last season on loan with Leeds, and his outstanding performances helped the Whites return to the Premier League. Brighton now want to reintegrate White into their squad, but he has allegedly rejected a third new contract offer from the Seagulls.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

first_img “To be honest, we never wanted to talk about money. There are more important things than money. To be happy, healthy. Respect as well is very important.” Seluk was even able to laugh at some of the more surreal stories that have come out in recent weeks. “I hope now everybody will have a very friendly relationship,” he said. “I hope his next birthday they will celebrate together.” Yaya Toure has vowed to remain at Manchester City as he asked for an end to a summer of speculation largely begun by his own agent. Toure’s agent Seluk sparked speculation about his future just days after City lifted the Barclays Premier League title – claiming Toure was hurt by the club’s failure to mark his birthday – despite a video on the club’s website showing Toure being presented with a birthday cake. Further stories followed as Seluk claimed his client had been shown a lack of respect by City, and he was strongly linked with Paris St Germain before, in recent days, rivals Manchester United emerged as another possible destination. But Toure described the speculation as “disappointing” as he said he owed a debt to City fans. “Everything is fine now,” he said. “There was a lot of speculation, you know. I think sometimes it’s quite disappointing. I need to do something for the fans, it’s important to let them know. They’ve done a lot for me. The team is preparing well and we will try to win again next season.” Seluk, who spoke before Toure, had said: “I would like to say Yaya will stay at City. He won’t go to any club. Everybody can stop speculation about this. “Yaya will stay at Manchester City 100 per cent. He has a contract, he will work very hard and I hope this season he will be the best player in England.” Although Seluk is seen as the source of so much of the speculation – something he has a record for starting most summers, even before Toure signed for City – Toure backed his agent. “He’s quite strong sometimes, but he’s a very good guy,” he said. Toure and his representative Dimitri Seluk spoke to Sky Sports News on Friday to confirm the Ivory Coast international’s intention to honour his contract – which runs until 2017 – at the Etihad Stadium. “The fans have always been good to me, they’ve always been good to my family,” Toure said. “I want to stay. I will always honour my contract. I don’t think about all this speculation. It’s a big pleasure to stay and enjoy the next season.” Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — Six Hancock County baseball and softball high school teams advanced to the playoffs.CLASS B SOFTBALLNo. 6 Ellsworth (11-5) was scheduled to host No. 11 Gardiner (8-8) in a Class B North prelim game on Wednesday. If Ellsworth wins, the team will play at No. 3 Winslow (15-1) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.CLASS B BASEBALL This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNo. 11 Mount Desert Island (8-8) was scheduled to play at No. 6 Waterville (11-5) in a Class B North prelim on Wednesday. The winner will play at No. 3 Hermon (12-4) in Thursday’s quarterfinal.CLASS C BASEBALLNo. 1 George Stevens Academy (15-1) earned a bye in the Class C North preliminary round. GSA will host either No. 8 Orono (8-8) or No. 9 Dexter (8-8) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.No. 6 Bucksport (6-10) was scheduled to host No. 11 LCS/MSSM (6-10) in a prelim. If Bucksport advances, the team will play at No. 3 Central (9-7) in Thursday’s quarterfinals.CLASS C SOFTBALLNo. 2 Bucksport (15-1) earned a bye in the Class C North preliminary round. Bucksport will host the winner of Wednesday’s prelim between No. 7 George Stevens Academy (7-9) and No. 10 Dexter (8-8) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.last_img read more

first_img August 31, 2020 MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has returned to practice after missing a scrimmage following his mother’s death. Fitzpatrick left just before the scrimmage began Saturday after learning of the death of his mother, Lori. He also missed an earlier practice because of her illness. Miami’s first game is Sept. 13 at New England.LIGHTNING-BRUINSGame 5 for Bruins/Lightning Thunder will try to avoid eliminationLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder need to find their touch from 3-point range if they hope to avoid elimination in their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Houston leads 3-2 after a historically bad long-range shooting performance from the Thunder in Game 5. Oklahoma City missed 14 consecutive 3-pointers during a 19-minute stretch in which the Rockets outscored them by 30 points. Rockets guard Eric Gordon says his team’s goal is to force the Thunder to take contested shots. If the Rockets win today, they would play Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.FIFA INVESTIGATION-PLATINI Update on the latest sports Platini quizzed in Swiss investigation of $2M FIFA paymentBERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer great Michel Platini has arrived at Switzerland’s federal prosecution office to be questioned about a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as president of European soccer body UEFA when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation 5 years ago. The allegation ended his bid to become FIFA president. The ex-France captain is now suspected of being an accomplice to criminal mismanagement, of misappropriation and an act of forgery. The criminal proceeding opened this year after a different prosecutor took charge of some soccer investigations.TOKYO-FLAMEOlympic flame going on display in Japan Olympic MuseumTOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo. Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by Patrick Ewing in 1984. At 6-foot-10, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999.JAGUARS-FOURNETTE WAIVEDJags waive Fournette after failing to trade himJACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him. Coaches grew tired of dealing with Fournette, whose talent never matched his baggage in Jacksonville.DOLPHINS-FITZPATRICKDolphins’ Fitzpatrick back at practice after mother’s death Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-JOHN THOMPSONCoaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson is dead at age 78. Thompson turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship. His death was announced today in a family statement. No details were disclosed. UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins need someone to step up to avoid being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their second-round series tonight. Coach Bruce Cassidy expects his veteran core to lead the way and for the supporting cast and younger players to follow. Outside of Brad Marchand’s four goals, Boston has gotten a total of four goals from four other players in the series. The Bruins will try to create more offense on one end and make their goaltender Jarsolav Halak’s job easier at the other. Out West, the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars play the second half of a back-to-back.THUNDER-ROCKETS The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be on display at the new Japan Olympic Museum for at least the next two months. Visitors can only enter the museum with a reservation. Organizers and the International Olympic Committee say the games will open on July 23, 2021. But they have not revealed any details about how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes plus staff and technical officials will be safe in Tokyo.last_img read more

first_imgSerena Williams takes on the world number 77, Magdalena Rybarikova. World number 95 Yen-Hsun Lu is tasked with taking on three-time finalist in Paris, Novak Djokovic while Rafa Nadal goes up against the Aussie, Sam Groth. Andy Murray will resume 2-sets to 1 down, but 4-2 up in the fourth in his match with Czech veteran, Radek Stepanek.last_img

first_imgShare EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Submit Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has continued to develop its growth strategy through the appointment of Pete Wallis.Joining the consultancy from Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis will be tasked with facilitating the continued progress of the company. He will oversee the creation of initiatives which will identify and effectively intervene with customers experiencing gambling related harms both online and in retail.Confirming the appointment, Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC, stated: “Pete’s appointment, along with others to be announced in the next few days, is an important one in EPIC’s strategy to significantly reduce gambling related harms. “Pete brings top level, innovative, training and development abilities and experience to work alongside the current EPIC team who provide lived experience and a unique proposition of authenticity.“More and more clients, across all our sectors and internationally, are turning to us to provide effective solutions to the gambling harm issues that they, their clients and their employees have and to service this fast-growing demand we need to ensure that we continue to bring in top quality people and fresh ideas and thinking.”During his time at Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis led the development of safer gambling training programmes. Having also previously held successful careers in both the military and the gambling industry, Wallis brings a wealth of training experience, risk and operational management to his new role, where he will be tasked to work closely alongside the current management team to direct operations in all high risk sectors that EPIC work.Commenting on his appointment, Wallis emphasised: “I’m passionate about making gambling safer and fairer and EPIC really are leading the way on this. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with this great team and really continue to drive innovation and change in the Industry.”EPIC CEO, Paul Buck will be speaking at the much-anticipated Betting on Sports America Conference, on responsible gambling and how with increased opportunities to bet comes a bigger responsibility to keep bettors safe. To find out more about the event, Click Here. PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

first_img“From coast-to-coast-to-coast, we remember the 16 lives that ended much too soon and the many more that were changed forever,” he said, adding, “You, the community of Humboldt, along with all Canadians who stand with you have shown incredible strength and resilience and just like the people putting out hockey sticks or wearing the jersey you remind us that together, we can get through even the darkest of times.”Along with hockey sticks being left outside for the boys, tributes were also shared on social media.April 6, 2018 is a day the Humboldt Broncos organization, along with the hockey world, will never forget.Today and every day, we remember and pay tribute to all 29.Always in our thoughts and prayers.#onceabroncoalwaysabronco pic.twitter.com/TmLtbJ9zLP— Humboldt Broncos (@HumboldtBroncos) April 6, 2020Two years later, we remain #HumboldtStrong.Today, and everyday, our thoughts are with the victims and their families.💚💛 pic.twitter.com/EZDrhzyfsM— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 6, 2020Two years later, we are still #HumboldtStrong. Thinking of the 16 members of the Canadian hockey family we lost that day, and the 13 that were injured. pic.twitter.com/QYPJc4t4GT— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) April 6, 2020On this day, we remember the Humboldt Broncos.#HumboldtStrong 💚💛 | https://t.co/dasfWf0LZG pic.twitter.com/RmyUaBdQe5— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 6, 2020Lest we forget and always remember. 2 years have passed. #HumboldtStrong #StanleyCup @nhl @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/AQVornbbYA— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) April 6, 2020Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau starts his address today by remembering the Humboldt Broncos who tragically died two years ago today in a bus crash in Saskatchewan.A hockey stick on his front porch.“We will always be there for you” Trudeau says. pic.twitter.com/DFkSrljDJs— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) April 6, 2020We will always remember. Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that tragically took 16 lives. Our thoughts & prayers are with the team, organization, family & friends. The NHL Alumni Association & the entire hockey community are #HumboldtStrong 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/Bz7xrHru2r— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) April 6, 2020The first stick that went out 2 years ago following a day that will be in our hearts forever.💚💛 to the @HumboldtBroncos family.#HumboldtStrong #SticksOutForHumboldt pic.twitter.com/hmtooJ2PnD— Brian Munz (@BrianMunzTSN) April 6, 2020Take a moment to reflect and remember those on the @HumboldtBroncos who died in the tragic bus crash two years ago.We are always Humboldt Strong. #HumboldtStrong 💛💚 pic.twitter.com/zngqhIvTeP— Lukas Weese (@Weesesports) April 6, 2020Tough times in the world right now, but take a moment out of your day today to remember the 13 who died and the 16 who were injured in the tragic Humboldt Broncos crash two years ago today. #HumboldtStrong— Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) April 6, 2020Today, we remember the Humboldt Broncos. Our hearts are still with the Broncos family, and the community of Humboldt. #HumboldtStrong pic.twitter.com/fqI5iapHnN— Hockey Alberta (@HockeyAlberta) April 6, 2020Today we remember all of those who have been affected by the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy 2 years ago. We pay tribute to our former Lion Mark Cross every year on our 18th game of the season and continue to honour his legacy daily by using the C.R.O.S.S. Acronym. #HumboldtStrong #MC18 pic.twitter.com/gngDpeqTkr— York Lions Hockey (@yorklionshockey) April 6, 2020Two years later and still one community.Forever #HumboldtStrong. pic.twitter.com/pjUBiwpuXO— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 6, 2020 April 6 marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 on a highway in Saskatchewan.  On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau started off his daily COVID-19 press conference marking the anniversary.last_img read more

first_imgJOHNSTON — Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a Republican who is considering a primary challenge against President Trump in 2020, has just wrapped up a two-day visit to Iowa.“I think that as a Republican Party, we’ve lost some of our ways,” Sanford said. “I mean, for instance traditionally one of the hallmarks of the Republican Party was about financial conservatism, about not getting ahead of your skis in terms of spending and being prudent on that front. If you look at the numbers as of late, they’ve exploded and so we’re seeing trillion-plus dollar deficits.”The federal budget deficit is 27 percent higher this year than it was a year ago and is projected to top $1.1 trillion at the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30. Sanford said it’s time for major federal spending cuts, including reductions in Social Security and Medicare benefits. He warned there’s “scary stuff ahead” for the country’s economy if deficits continue to balloon.“This is going to be the most significant financial storm that we have seen — I would argue — since the Great Depression. I would argue that it would to be greater than what we saw in 2008. It’s going to diminish and destroy people’s dreams and their hopes going forward if we don’t get ahead of this curve,” Sanford said. “because the history of man is if you don’t pro-actively deal with these numbers and simply wait for the financial markets to do it for you, the process is bloody.”Sanford cited Trump’s trade policies added that Trump’s tweets aren’t helping either.“The real questions of tone and humility and adherence to truth that I think cause people to doubt what he says next,” Sanford said, “which then undermines our standing in the world and domestically.”Sanford was considered a rising star in the GOP until a very public affair and the end of his marriage. Sanford said today he in no way will justify that chapter in his life, but Sanford said it was not him, but a staffer who said Sanford was hiking the Appalachian Trail rather than flying to South America to see another woman.“I think the question in the wake of those kind of things is: Where do you go from here?…Do I have baggage? Yes, absolutely, but I also recognize the fact that I have baggage, recognize the fact that I am imperfect, ” Sanford said. “I think that’s in strong contrast to what the president’s said, wherein he regrets nothing in his life.”Sanford, who has said he’ll make a decision about running for president around Labor Day, has long supported a wall along the southern border, as well as laws to punish businesses that hire undocumented workers. According to Sanford, no additional miles of border wall have been built during Trump’s time in the Oval Office and Sanford said that is, in part, what has created “mayhem” at the border.“I think at times he’s good at recognizing problems, but he’s rough on implementation or makes situations worse,” Sanford said, “and I think this is one of ’em.”Sanford said U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Afghanistan — and congress should be required to debate and approve any deployment of U.S. troops to a foreign country. Sanford made his comments Thursday during taping of Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” program.last_img read more