Dan Harmeyer named to RCCF Board of Directors

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. recently announced that Dan Harmeyer has been named to the Ripley County Community Foundation Board of Directors.Harmeyer is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Batesville Casket Company.He attended Batesville High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University in 1993 with a major in Finance.Harmeyer started his career with Batesville Casket in 1995.last_img

Weekend Local Sports Results

first_imgThe Seymour Owls blanked The Oldenburg Twisters 5-0 in Boys Soccer.Saturday Area Football Scores.South Dearborn  21     Connersville  19Edinburgh  49     Switzerland County  14North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 3rd place at Jac-Cen-Del Invitational. The North Decatur Lady Charger Cross Country competed in the Jas Cen Del Invite on Saturday placing 3rd out 8th teams.Chargers Runners, place and time. Jenna Walton 3 21:27; Paige Reisman 13 23:23; Addie Gauck 20 24:22 PR; Eliie Cox 30 25:57; Lauren Hollway 32 26:34; Hannah Allen 36 28:32 PR; and Paige Wesseler 39 31:03.Team Scores. 1. Hagerstown 50; 2. Jac-Cen-Del 51; 3. North Decatur 72; 4. South Ripley 73; 5. Southwestern 103; Tied 6. Lawrenceburg, Switzerland County, and Milan Inc.North Decatur High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 6th place at Jac-Cen-Del Invitational. The North Decatur Boys Cross Country team participated in the Jac Cen Del Invite Saturday placing 6th.Chargers Runners, place and time. Aiden O’Dell 12 18:28 PR; Brandan Gearhart 37 20:16; Charlie Kramer 38 20:18; Adam Mack 41 20:37 PR; Lance Nobbe 42 20:48 PR; Caleb Bowles 46 20:54; and Ryan Hancock 49 21:49 PR.Team Scores. 1. Hagerstown 54; 2. Southwestern 78; 3. Rising Sun 90; 4. Jac-Cen-Del 98; 5. South Ripley 115; 6. North Decatur 161; 7. Lawrenceburg 174; Tied 8. Shawe Memorial, Switzerland County, and Milan.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.Franklin County Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Greensburg 25-14, 25-8, 25-10.The Lady Cats lost a tough match against EIAC Greensburg. Our defense was great today. We just couldn’t keep the serve long enough to get a good run on them. Kassidy Schell had 3 kills, 1 block, 5 assists, 2 ace serves and 4 digs. Alex Gillman had 2 kills and 1 dig. Meredith Hoff had 2 kills. Saige Mergenthal had 1 kill. Makyah Richardson had 2 kills, 4 blocks and 1 ace serve. Jenna Bruns had 1 block and 2 digs. Kacie Williams had 2 assists. Kim Settles had 1 assist and 12 digs. Hadlee Hornsby had 6 digs. Rae Ertel had 1 dig.We are on the road Tuesday, Sept. 15th to EIAC South Dearborn. The freshman game starts at 5 pm with JV and Varsity to follow.Franklin County Junior Varsity Volleyball falls to Greensburg 25-19, 25-24.Two tough sets were played by our JV Lady Cats. After battling back many points, we still fell short to EIAC opponent, Greensburg. Hadlee Hornsby had 3 kills and 11 digs. Kiersten Schell had 7 kills, 1 ace serve, 1 block, 5 digs and 1 assist. Kylie Lea had 18 digs. Laney Smith had 1 block and 1 assist. Stephanie Billman had 1 ace serve, 1 dig, and 4 assists. Lauren Stacy had 4 kills and 1 dig. Desirae Callahan had 1 dig. Macy Crain had 1 kill, 1 ace serve, and 1 dig. Michaela Ferman had 2 digs and 4 assists. Kensee Ferman had 3 assists.We are on the road Tuesday as we take on another EIAC opponent, South Dearborn. Freshman play at 5 with JV and Varsity to follow.   Before the sun came up, the Batesville Cross Country team loaded on the bus to head for an 18 team invitational at Ben Davis High School. The Bulldogs were up against many 4A-5A schools and many ranked in the top 25 of the state.  The Dogs stepped up to the challenge and had a very good morning.   We had 4 athletes finishing in the top 20 of the race, 8 runners racing through with an all-time personal best time, and many others running the best time for the season.     I am super proud of our Bulldogs.  Their efforts placed both the girls and the boys in 5th place overall (out of 18)! The girls were beaten by 5th ranked Zionsville who scored 66 points with 6th ranked Franklin Central at 70 and 12th ranked Brownsburg at 76.  Also just in front of Batesville at 109 points was Center Grove (25th ranked) with the Bulldogs securing 5th place at 121 points.  Leading the way for the Dogs was Ava Hanson crossing in 11th (19:46) and Sophie Myers, 20th (20:21) with Maria Lopez closely behind in 24th (20:25).  Then a nice pack of Bulldogs crossed the line in 32nd, 24th, and 36th respectively.  They were Madison Rahschulte (20:56), Lily Pinckley (21:00) and Megan Allgeier (21:04).  Finishing out the top 7 varsity runners for Batesville was Trysta Vierling at 46th place (22:02).  The boys, also placing 5th were beaten by 10th ranked Zionsville with 47 points. Just behind them was Franklin Central (8th ranked) at 51 points, Brownsburg (23rd ranked) with 76 points, and Ben Davis at 119 points.  The boys were led by Ean Loichinger fighting to the finish in 11th place (16:38) and followed closely by teammate Benjamin Moster in 15th place (16:43).  Next for the Bulldogs was Adam Hollowell placing 27th (17:07).  To finish out the top 7, Batesville had a nice pack of 4 competing to the finish line getting 44th, 45th, 46th, and 489th place.  They were: Daren Smith (18:01), Nathan Villani (18:03), Will Nuhring (18:05), and Eli Loichinger (18:06). Although the JV was not scored, the girls were led by Carley Pride getting 20th in the JV (23:35) and Kyler Daulton in 24th (18:56) and Landon Gutzwiller right behind him in 25th (19:02).   As mentioned above, 8 athletes ran an all-time personal best and they were Sophie Myers, Megan Allgeier, Benjamin Moster, Eli Loichinger, Will Nuhring, Nathan Villani, Kyler Daulton and Landon Gutzwiller.  Way to go Dogs!  Batesville will get another great week of workouts as they will prepare for an even bigger race in Indianapolis next Saturday…the Riverview Invitational, hosted by Westfield.  The Bulldogs will compete against 17 teams with 10 out the 17 girls teams are ranked in the top 25 right now and 12 out of the 17 boys teams are ranked in the top 25.  This will be our toughest race of the season prior to Semi-State.  Unfortunately, this will be a non-spectator day, but results will be immediately posted on www.iwant2run.com.    Good Luck Dogs!!! Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs Varsity and JV teams capture The Ripley County Tourney Championship!JV-Batesville vs. S. Ripley Set 1 B’ville 25 S. Ripley 21Set 2 B’ville 25 S. Ripley 12 VarsitySet 1 B’ville 25 – S. Ripley 13Set 2 B’ville 25- S. Ripley 9     JV Batesville vs. MilanSet 1 Batesville 15- Milan 25Set 2 Batesville 25 Milan 11Set 3 Batesville 15 Milan 11     VarsitySet 1 Batesville 30- Milan 28Set 2 B’ville 25- Milan 22    Kaylie Raver and Kaylin Hinners led the JV team in serving for the day. Kaylie was 17 for 17 and Kaylin H. was 19 for 22 from the line. Kate Martin carried the team on serve-receive. Kaylin Hinners and Isabelle Wonnell led the team in hitting.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.    Two hard-fought sets resulted in a 2-0 loss in the 1st game of the Ripley County tourney for Jac-Cen-Del against Milan. (26-24, 25-23).Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz.‘We started out both sets strong and had the lead when we hit 20 in both sets. We just didn’t keep the focus until the end of the sets to pick up the wins. Overall we played well today and the match could have easily gone our way with a few points going our way. We continue to make progress and the girls continue to work hard on a daily basis.’   Serving-McKenzy Gray 13/14–92.9%–3 aces; Marie Gohr 5/6–83.3%–2 aces; and Emma Newhart 8/9–88.9%–1 ace.     Serve Receive-Aundrea Cullen 26/28–1.61 rtg and Shayle Volz 10/11–1.82 rtg.  Hitting-Desiree Sparks 14/19–7 kills–+0.105%; McKenzy Gray 19/22–5 kills–+0.091%; and Marie Gohr 11/13–5 kills–+0.231%.Blocking-Desiree Sparks—1.  Setting-Emma Newhart–36/38–11 assists and Katelyn Wagner 26/26–4 assists.  Dig-Emma Newhart—12; Shaylee Volz—11; and Aundrea Cullen—7.last_img read more

DD Motoring: Taking home the turf

first_img“What is this photo for anyway?” One of the crew enquired as I tried to get everyone on one side of the camera. “Get in the John Deere, sir,” I said. He replied: “Jesus sir if I kneel down, I might never get up again.”Saturday wasn’t a great day for the bog, but it’s the day that this gang from the Kilmacrennan area had planned to get their turf home.Normally the first few weeks in August are ideal with the hill nice and dry for tractors and trailers to drive in as close as possible to load the bagged turf. Advertisement But this last few days heavy downpours have made conditions very sticky.So a few quads with small trailers got the turf to the firmer ground where it was loaded up on to every type of trailer available from an Ivor Williams to low loaders to the traditional turf trailer with the high cribsWe got a call on Saturday afternoon to say a lot was working at their turf in Glenveigh area.These boys all turned out to be from the Kilmacrennan area when we caught up with them. Advertisement Five tractors Four quads and a four-wheel-drive jeep all landed at the Glenveigh Inn on the mountain road loaded down with bags of turf.Taking home the Turf.A view on the mountain road with Muckish Mountain in the background as a tractor and trailer gets ready for the road home with a load of turf for the home. Photo Brian McDaid.One of the tractors “75 DL” a beautiful Massey Ferguson was easily older than half of the crew that was out on the Hill that day.“Seamus the nurse”As the crew finally lined out last Saturday last for the photo they reminded me of my days out in the bog giving a man a long since passed away a hand with his turf.He was locally known up the Glen as “Seamus the nurse” after his mother who was a nurse in Letterkenny. Seamus Mc Devitt was a storeman in Hegarty’s Auto Services where I once worked. Its was the late 1970s and Seamus was back in Donegal after spending a few years in Boston.The late Seamus Ò ‘The Nurse’ Ó McDevitt who were spent many’s the day in the bog with saving the turf and enjoying the craic.In the summer evenings and the odd Saturday, there was always a few from the garage who would go out to the bog above Breenagh and gives Seamus a hand with the turf.For a townie like me, it was an all-new experience to spend evenings in the bog footing turf, midges taking lumps out us but the craic was good.Listening to Glen men telling you to rub the bog water on your face to keep the midgies away and not realising until you’re sitting in Babs Mc Ginley’s pub for a mineral afterwards seeing your reflection, looking more like a coal miner covered in the wet peat that dried into your face. The cutting crew pictured with tractor-trailers leaded to the brim with turf for the winter. Photo Brian McDaid.Looking at the crew through the lens of the camera over 40 years on, last Saturday evening they look like time has stood still especially with the old Massey’s tractors and the original turf trailer with the high cribs in the background, and a crew having the craic saving turf.They too will go on their different way, some may be emigrating like our Seamus did or heading to college or starting work.Proud pensionersOver the last 30 years, I always was aware of different people young and not so young working in the bog taking great pride in the seasonal job that they enjoyed.I recall catching up with the late Mary Mc Menamin from Kirkstown in Letterkenny at the top of Meenaroy with her husband Jim who proudly told me they were both pensioners still footing their own turf.Jim and the late Mary Mc Menamin from Kirkstown, Letterkenny, pictured on a hillside on Meenaroy Mountain as they “foot” their turf to dry them out before they are transported home Photo Brian McDaidOr the young lad a few years before that, Anthony Browne out working at the foot of Muckish mountain busy bagging turf with his family continuing the tradition from generation to generation.Four-year-old Anthony Browne takes advantage of the good weather as he helps his family take home the turf at Devlin which is as the foot of Muckish Mountain. Photo By Brian McDaidAnd with that, the engines are all powered up on the line of tractors quads and jeeps as they drop in behind the oldest tractor a beautiful Massey 135 and head off on the last leg of the journey home to keep the home fire burning.Happy memories folks.DD Motoring: Taking home the turf was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Defoe could be offered as part of Dembele deal – report

first_imgTottenham could offer Jermain Defoe to Fulham as part of an exchange deal for Moussa Dembele, according to the Daily Mirror.Linked with Spurs.It is claimed that David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas could also be offered to the Whites as Spurs look to take Dembele to White Hart Lane.Tottenham’s apparent interest in the Belgian is also reported by The Guardian, while the Daily Mail suggest Fulham are monitoring powerful Genk forward Christian Benteke as a possible replacement for Clint Dempsey.The Mirror say Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is planning a £15m swoop for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge.It is suggested that Rodgers is ready to sell Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing in order to fund the deal.He is said to be a big admirer of Sturridge, whose future at Stamford Bridge has long been the subject of speculation.Sturridge has made it clear he wants to play in a centre-forward role rather than the wide position he has operated in for much of his time at Chelsea.The Blues are reportedly aware of Liverpool’s interest but would be reluctant to sell unless they sign a striker before this week’s transfer deadline.Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo recently stated that he expected Sturridge to stay at the club.The Mail say Chelsea are tracking 23-year-old Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.Meanwhile, QPR boss Mark Hughes is considering a loan move for Porto centre-back Rolando and will complete the signing of Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan in the next 48 hours, the Mail report.It is claimed Rolando has been targeted because moves for Michael Dawson and Ricardo Carvalho have stalled.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Engineers Tip Hat to Nature

first_imgIt’s conventional in blogging to give an HT (hat tip) to a friend who makes you aware of a cool item.  Engineers are giving hat tips to plants and animals as they seek for amazing new products that do wonderful things, just like the ones in nature. 1.  Woodpecker helmets: As mentioned in our 10/27/2011 entry, scientists in China are learning how to make smarter helmets by studying woodpeckers.  The birds use a combination of features to avoid concussions.  Source: PhysOrg. 2.  Cornea hierarchical assembly:  An interesting paper in Nature last month discussed how scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs are making progress imitating life’s ability to construct strong, lightweight nanomaterials that self-assemble.  Here’s a teaser from the abstract: In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During tissue formation, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium structures. A single macromolecule can form diverse functional structures when self-templated under different conditions. Collagen type I, for instance, forms transparent corneal tissues from orthogonally aligned nematic fibres, distinctively coloured skin tissues from cholesteric phase fibre bundles, and mineralized tissues from hierarchically organized fibres. Nature’s self-templated materials surpass the functional and structural complexity achievable by current top-down and bottom-up fabrication methods. That’s the front of your eye, the skin on the back of your hand, and teeth – all constructed by your body, using a method these scientists drool after.  “Here we demonstrate the biomimetic, self-templating assembly of chiral colloidal particles (M13 phage) into functional materials,” they boasted of their baby steps.  They had to start with viral particles that are already chiral, because it is very difficult to make chiral building blocks from scratch.  The abstract ended, “Our assembly approach provides insight into the complexities of hierarchical assembly in nature and could be expanded to other chiral molecules to engineer sophisticated functional helical-twisted structures.”  (Chung et al., “Biomimetic self-templating supramolecular structures,” Nature 478, 20 October 2011, pp. 364–368, doi:10.1038/nature10513). 3.  Venus flytrap robot:  PhysOrg described a mechanical Venus flytrap created by Mohsen Shahinpoor at the University of Maine.  The article includes a schematic, including trigger hairs.  Shahinpoor published his invention in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.  His invention progresses past South Korean implementations that use shape-memory materials, according to New Scientist.  Plus, it could be coupled with “Ecobot, a robot that can digest insects, food scraps and sewage to power itself,” developed by Bristol Robotics Lab in the UK, meaning no power supply would be required.  If they can get it to grow seeds they’ll really be onto something. 4.  Gecko tank climber:  In Smart Materials and Structures, scientists gave a hat tip to the gecko again.  They created a robot that can climb smooth surfaces, like glass and porcelain, using a belt drive mechanism studded with mushroom-cap shapes that can employ weak Van der Waals forces like the spatulae on gecko feet.  In addition, it can sense its surroundings and change directions. The article on PhysOrg has pictures of the robot in action. 5.  Insect tape:  Using a similar principle to gecko-foot adhesion, scientists at the University of Kiel in Germany have made a biologically-inspired tape, reported PhysOrg. Here are some amazing sales spiels about it: They found the patterned tape was at least two times harder to pull off of a surface than a flat tape of the same material. The insect inspired tape can also work under water, leaves behind no sticky residues, and can be attached and detached for thousands of cycles without losing its ability to grip. One team member even succeeded in dangling himself from the ceiling using a 20 x 20 centimeter square piece of the new tape. SpiderMan is here, thanks to insect inspiration.  The last paragraph is a good general ad for biomimetics: Bioinspired adhesives have many potential commercial applications, from wall-climbing search robots to industrial pick-and-place machines. And the research group hasn’t stopped looking to nature for new inspirations. The team is currently investigating a number of other natural surfaces, including beetle coverwings, snake skin, and anti-adhesive plants. “From nature we can get rather unconventional ideas,” says Gorb. “Not all solutions from nature are doable and not all of them are cheap. But they are numerous.” 6.  Engineered photosynthesis:  A driving force behind the study of photosynthesis is the desire to imitate it.  PhysOrg reported on work at Indiana University to study the process in cyanobacteria, so-called “primitive” microbes whose mastery of light harvesting is responsible for half the oxygen on Earth.  What can we expect from understanding it?  For starters, the “potential for increasing agricultural yields, making bio-solar energy production more feasible, and improving understanding of a globally important biological process that is vital for providing the energy needed to sustain virtually all life on Earth,” the article said. One of the cyanobacteria studied has 10,000 genes, compared to 25,000 to 30,000 in humans. 7.  More engineered photosynthesis:  A team from MIT reported the invention of “Wireless Solar Water Splitting Using Silicon-Based Semiconductors and Earth-Abundant Catalysts.”  Publishing in Science, Reece et al. began their paper talking about how plants harvest light in language that sounds like an engineer’s description.  And they did talk about evolution – but in a completely non-Darwinian sense of the word, speaking of how “oxygen evolved from the illuminated anode” of their instrument.  Their abstract ended with a hat tip to plants: “The devices described here carry out the solar-driven water-splitting reaction at efficiencies of 4.7% for a wired configuration and 2.5% for a wireless configuration when illuminated with 1 sun (100 milliwatts per square centimeter) of air mass 1.5 simulated sunlight. Fuel-forming catalysts interfaced with light-harvesting semiconductors afford a pathway to direct solar-to-fuels conversion that captures many of the basic functional elements of a leaf.”  Source: Reece et al., “Wireless Solar Water Splitting Using Silicon-Based Semiconductors and Earth-Abundant Catalysts,” Science, 4 November 2011: vol. 334 no. 6056 pp. 645-648, doi.10.1126/science.1209816. As usual, not a single one of these fascinating science projects mentioned evolution in the Darwinian sense.  Go biomimetics!(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Jimmy Butler delivers as 76ers end long skid in Toronto, tie playoff series

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After Lowry nearly turned the ball over, Danny Green missed a potential tying 3, and Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris came up with the rebound, his 11th. Harris was fouled and sealed it by making a pair with 3.9 seconds left.“We got lucky there at the end,” Brown said.Embiid scored 12 points in 32 minutes despite missing the morning shootaround because of flu-like symptoms. Brown said Embiid received intravenous fluids before the game.“Full credit all over the place to Joel,” Brown said.Embiid acknowledged feeling rough, but refused to sit out.“There’s no way I was missing this game,” he said. “This game was really important to us. It doesn’t matter what I had, I was going to play.”Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, Siakam had 21 and Lowry 20. Toronto shot 10 for 37 from 3-point range and 33 for 91 overall as its franchise-record five game postseason winning streak came to an end.“We didn’t play well tonight,” Lowry said. “They played really desperate and played super hard tonight and they got a victory.”Toronto missed six of its first eight shots, matching the number of misses it had in the first quarter of Game 1, when the Raptors made 16 of 22. Toronto shot 7 for 24 in the first and missed its first seven from 3-point range before Norm Powell connected.Butler scored six points for Philadelphia, who led 26-17 after one. Toronto got 17 from both Leonard and Siakam in the first quarter of Game 1, when they scored 39 points. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew BOARD MEETINGPhiladelphia out rebounded Toronto 53-36, including a 27-11 edge in the first half.COURTSIDE COUPLEHockey player PK Subban and skier Lindsey Vonn sat together in courtside seats opposite the Toronto bench.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cristiano Ronaldo nets 600th club goal as goalscoring race heats up Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) looks to pass as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) falls while defending during first-half, second-round NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto, Monday, April 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO  — Jimmy Butler’s big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the 76ers held on to beat the Raptors 94-89 on Monday night, knotting the series 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Ennis and Butler each scored seven points in the second and Philadelphia led 51-38 at the half.Leonard scored seven more as Toronto used a 13-4 run out of the break to cut the gap to 55-51. Leonard had 11 points in the third and Siakam had seven. Toronto trailed 61-60 with 2:50 left in the quarter but Embiid made four free throws before the quarter ended and the 76ers took a 69-63 lead to the fourth.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid only attempted one shot in the first half, a missed 3-pointer at 8:39 of the second. … Greg Monroe left in the third because of a sore left ankle and did not return. … Philadelphia had 13 turnovers in the first half, leading to 18 points for the Raptors. They finished with 20, leading to 24 pointsRaptors: Siakam missed eight of his first 10 shots and finished 9 for 25. … Leonard shot 6 for 10 in the first half, while the rest of the Raptors shot 9 for 36. … Toronto held its opponent below 100 points for the sixth straight game.NAME GAMEBrown praised the maturity of Butler’s performance in his post-game remarks.“This was James Butler,” Brown said. “That was the adult in the gym.”Told of his coach’s comments, Butler offered a correction.“My name isn’t James,” he said. “It’s literally Jimmy.” View comments MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Butler scored just 10 points in Game 1, when he shot 4 for 12.“Jimmy Butler is a gamer,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “He wasn’t going to be quiet this whole series.”Game 3 is Thursday night in Philadelphia.Down 19 in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit to one late in the third, only to go cold to start the fourth, missing six of its first seven shots.The Raptors kept coming, however. Lowry made 3-pointers on both sides of a pair of foul shots by Butler cutting it to 90-87 with 1:36 to go. Toronto got the ball back, and Siakam scored on a layup to make it a one-point game, but Joel Embiid answered with a driving shot at the other end, restoring the three-point advantage with 24 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was Philadelphia’s first win in Toronto since Nov. 10, 2012, snapping a 14-game losing streak.“Everybody wants to paint the picture that we haven’t won here in however many years,” Butler said. “I’m just glad that we came out on top. We don’t care how many games we’ve lost, nothing like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsButler scored 12 in the final quarter to help the 76ers withstand a late Toronto rally.“He was just a tremendous rock,” coach Brett Brown said. “He willed us to a lot of different situations. He was a stud.”last_img read more

New Date in November for National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout

first_imgThe National Indigenous Touch Football Knockout planned for this June long weekend has been postponed to November. Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service’s Quit B Fit – Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in conjunction with NSW Touch Football & Touch Football Australia and Dubbo Regional Council will host the 2017 National Indigenous Touch Carnival Knockout which will be the first of its kind in Australia.”The organising committee agreed to change the date and also review the registration and competitor criteria to encourage more registrations to ensure a highly successful event for Dubbo,” said WACHS CEO Darren Ah See. The Knockout will be open to men, women’s, mixed and junior grades and will feature a prize pool of up to $40,000 for winners and runner’s up.“The revised registration and competitor details will be available on the event’s website and social media on 1 July 2017.Mr Ah See encourages all interested players to get involved. “We have received overwhelming support from the community and we thank the sponsors on board already including the Western NSW Local Health District, Cloudwize, Sydney University, and Western Plains Zoo. “We will be moving forward in November with our plans to host a health hub and kids activity/entertainment area at the Knockout to promote healthy living,” he said.“We’re also planning entertainment and an open mic session for amateur musicians to make the weekend a family fun-filled time,” he said.For more information visit the KO website or follow @quitbfit on Facebook and #quitbfit on Twitter and Instagram.Media Contact: Rebekah Bullock 0407959781Related Files2017-06-02-touch-ko-new-date-1-pdfRelated LinksNew Datelast_img read more

Jamaicans Urged To Support Parent Month Activities

first_img Executive Director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Dr. Patrece Charles-Freeman, is urging all Jamaicans to support and participate in the Parent Month activities across the island.Over the years, November has been observed as National Parent Month as part of the Ministry of Education’s policy to support and promote effective parenting.This year, however, the activities are being spearheaded by the newly launched NPSC, which has planned a series of events at both the school and regional levels under the theme: ‘Transforming Families Through: Communication Awareness Resources and Education’ (CARE).Dr. Charles-Freeman said a deliberate focus will be placed on mobilizing Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) within the regions.Addressing the official launch event for the NPSC and National Parent Month at the Office of the Prime Minister recently, she informed that the six educational regions will be partnering with a number of government and private sector entities to provide an enriching experience for parents and guardians.Activities began on Sunday, November 3, with the National Church Service at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St. Andrew. The flag ship event will be a National Parenting Village on November 9 at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St. Andrew.Among the features will be a Parent Marketplace, where parents will have the opportunity to sell their wares to patrons. There will also be an area for “21st Century parenting”, which will demonstrate new technology that children are exposed to and ways in which parents can use technology to make learning fun.“This section is sponsored by Royal Computers (Samsung) and we will have various laptops, desktops, and smart phones on display and for use in addition to having demonstrations of educational apps,” the NPSC head informed.There will also be a Kiddies Village where children can have fun, as well as a parent roundtable talk with live discussions between parents that will be taped for broadcast.“Discussions will centre on or around inappropriate behaviour and how to deal with it and how to pass on responsibility to your children.  Our major sponsor, NCB, will also conduct presentations on investments and responsible saving.  We will also be providing parenting tips and information on positive and effective parents,” Dr. Charles-Freeman noted.She also informed that on November 29, there will be a national assembly of parents. “We will ask parents to assemble in the morning at their children’s school and they will give a pledge of involvement and receive bands or pins that state ‘I am an involved parent’ and it’s really a symbol to show their dedication to their children and their involvement in school,” she explained.Dr. Charles-Freeman added that on this day, a visit will be made to Maggotty High School in St. Elizabeth, which has been in the news recently for a negative video that displayed some of its students dancing in a highly controversial manner. She noted that the parents in the rural community are excited about the visit, pointing out that there are positive things happening at the school.Other activities will include a National Parenting Award Ceremony; parenting workshops; clinic outreach; parenting workshops; cook off between inner city school PTAs in region one; community farming and seed sowing project in regions four and six; and regional parenting expos and award ceremonies.The month concludes with a national conference and expo at the Jamaica College in St. Andrew, hosted by the National Parent Teachers Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), under the theme: ‘Parents, Care and Protect Your Children… Get Involved’. November is observed as National Parent Month. Parents urged to support and participate in the Parent Month activities across the island. A deliberate focus will be placed on mobilizing Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Zac Brown Band Raises Record Amount For Camp Southern Ground

first_imgOn Saturday, October 14th the multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning Zac Brown Band took the stage at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville, Georgia for the sixth annual Night of Candles benefit show in support of Camp Southern Ground.Zac Brown Band at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville, GeorgiaCredit/Copyright: Andy SappIn a record breaking night, the event helped to raise 1.7 million dollars for Camp Southern Ground.Camp Southern Ground is located on over 400 acres in Fayetteville, GA and will serve children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with activities to challenge, educate and inspire campers. As an inclusive camp, Camp Southern Ground will bring together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges, and those with family members serving in the military.The evening’s proceeds will help to support the build out of the first residential lodge on Campus. A large portion of the night was made possible by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo who made a generous donation to Camp Southern Ground to help with the construction of the lodge, which in the non-camp season will support military families and veterans, a cause Wells Fargo supports greatly.“By working together with Zac Brown Band, and Zac’s non-profit passion project Camp Southern Ground, we believe that together we can build a better homecoming for veterans, their families, and the communities we serve,” said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo military affairs program manager. “Wells Fargo is proud to support Camp Southern Ground through philanthropy and volunteerism, and we are excited about the groundbreaking for their new lodge that will offer enriching experiences for our veterans.”Nine weeks out of the year Camp Southern Ground will host campers, and when camp is not in session the state-of-the-art facilities will be used to partner with military and veteran support organizations, like Wells Fargo, who will deliver their programs on the campus.“Wells Fargo’s support for veterans in transition is aligned with our mission related to serving those who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedoms and keep us safe. We are so grateful for Wells Fargo’s generous donation which will go toward building our first essential residential lodge to house veterans while on campus and military children during our summer camps,” said Camp Southern Ground President and CEO, Mike Dobbs.Another successful evening for Camp Southern Ground means another step closer to opening the doors of the campus to children and families. It’s through the support of the community and partners like Wells Fargo that Brown’s passion project continues to grow.last_img read more

The Travel Corporation announces management changes

first_imgThe Travel Corporation has announced a management reshuffle at Contiki Holidays and AAT Kings. Les Cox has decided to step down from his role as managing director of AAT Kings in mid-July after 30 years of dedicated service with The Travel Corporation.  Les will remain on the AAT Kings board of directors with specific responsibilities in international sales.Les Cox, managing director, AAT Kings said, “With three decades at The Travel Corporation and seven years with AAT Kings under my belt, it is with sadness that I step down as managing director, but with excitement that I take on this new role within the AAT Kings business. “I am looking forward to continuing to play a part in the ongoing success of the company, which has grown from strength to strength over the last ten years”.Current Contiki Holidays managing director Tammy Marshall will replace Les Cox as AAT Kings managing director.Tammy Marshall, said, “After almost seven years with Contiki I have seen the business grow and change considerably. “Contiki has been a wonderful brand to work on, and it has been a pleasure heading up such an iconic youth brand.“I am excited about the new challenges ahead of me, and look forward to working for AAT Kings, an established, market leading brand, ensuring the continued high quality product delivery that the company is renowned for”.Nicole Moy will replace Tammy Marshall as the new managing director for Contiki Holidays from 12 April, 2010.Nicole has worked on brands such as Student Flights and The Leapfrog Group, and most recently as brand leader and national marketing manager for Flight Centre Limited Australia. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1f829/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more