Batesville principal earns District 10 honor

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) announced that Batesville High School Principal, Mr. Andy Allen, has been selected as the 2018 District 10 High School Principal of the year. District 10 is located in southeast Indiana and is made up of Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, and Union Counties.District High School Principals of the Year are elected by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the 12 districts. From these 12 District High School Principal winners, one is chosen as the 2018 State High School Principal of the Year. The State winner will be announced at the IASP award celebration this fall.last_img read more

Silva sends support to Rodwell

first_imgManchester City playmaker David Silva has backed team-mate Jack Rodwell to bounce back from his latest injury setback. Rodwell faces another month on the sidelines after limping out of Monday’s Barclays Premier League win at Aston Villa with yet another hamstring problem. The 21-year-old, whose City career since a £12million summer move from Everton is yet to take off, has a history of such injuries and only returned to action in January after a three-month lay-off. Spain World Cup winner Silva said: “It’s a great shame he is injured again after getting back into the team and playing in the last two games.” He added: “I have never been injured in the same way, but I know what it’s like to have an injury where you can’t see the end of the tunnel. “Jack needs to know that in the end you get there, you just have to keep walking until you start to see the light again. “He has worked really really hard already, but he needs to keep concentrating, and he will be back with us.” Manager Roberto Mancini was expected to give fitness updates on two other injured players on Friday morning as he met media to preview this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Barnsley. Despite being close to a return on a couple of occasions, captain Vincent Kompany has now missed six games with a calf injury and it remains uncertain whether he will feature against the Tykes at the Etihad Stadium. Striker Sergio Aguero pulled out of the Villa Park game with a knee problem and has tweeted pictures of himself undergoing treatment. He has not indicated how long he might be out but said he is “leaving this injury behind slowly but steadily”. Victory on Saturday would take City back to Wembley and a step closer to repeating their 2011 FA Cup success. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Volunteers Needed for 2015 Homeless Census January 29-31

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyCountywide count includes homeless resource events in Rochester, Yelm, Olympia and Tenino  Volunteers are needed to help with the annual homeless census in Thurston County, and with several “Homeless Connect” resource fair events, all happening Thursday, January 29 through Saturday, January 31. The Thurston County census and resource fairs are part of a nationwide “Point in Time” homeless count designed to help determine who is homeless, why, and what resources are needed to help people get back to independence.2015 homeless census organizers will mobilize hundreds of volunteers to fan out across the county to find and interview homeless residents. Previous census volunteers have included individuals from local schools and colleges, non-profit organizations, faith communities, businesses, elected officials, and even some volunteers struggling with homelessness themselves.“We need a lot of volunteers to make this a successful census.” said Homeless Census Coordinator Anna Schlecht. “Each year, we draw people from all walks of life to fan out throughout the county to learn who’s homeless and why. By working together, we all learn more about homelessness and about the roles we can play to help folks get back into housing.”The 2015 homeless census will include a new special outdoor “Youth Count!” event at the Artesian Well in downtown Olympia. Volunteers are needed for Youth Count! so that census organizers can reach more street-dependent youth who are often hard to find using other census methods. The Youth Count! event will feature live music, a youth-run hot dog stand, social services and survival resources. All Youth Count! activities will occur rain or shine, under canopies as needed.Along with the census and survey canvasing, volunteers are also needed for four homeless resource fair events where families and individuals struggling with homelessness can connect with social services, and where they can also get hot meals, warm clothing, and other survival commodities. This year’s “Homeless Connect” resource fair events will be held in Rochester and Yelm on Thursday, January 29, and in downtown Olympia and in Tenino on Saturday, January 31.The annual Thurston County Homeless Census is coordinated by the City of Olympia, which has a contract with Thurston County to do the census. The results of the census are used to help guide federal, state and local funding decisions for local shelters, transitional housing, and related supportive services. The Thurston County HOME Consortium oversees the annual census and uses the data to help make recommendations for the multi-jurisdictional administration of the county’s housing programs.If you are interested in volunteering with the 2015 Thurston County Homeless Census or at the Homeless Connect resource fair events in Rochester, Yelm, Olympia or Tenino, contact Homeless Census Coordinator Anna Schlecht at (360) 753-8183 or [email protected]  You can register to help online here.Jan. 29:    Thurston County Homeless Census—locations throughout Thurston CountyJan. 29:    Rochester Homeless Connect at the ROOF Community Center, 10140 Highway 12 SW in Rochester, 98579Jan. 29:    Yelm Homeless Connect at Yelm Community Services Center, 624 Crystal Springs Road NW in Yelm, 98597Jan. 31:    Olympia Homeless Connect at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE in Olympia, 98501Jan. 31:    Tenino Homeless Connect at the Quarry House, 319 W Park Ave in Tenino, 98589last_img read more

Superstar Horse and His Successful Host

first_imgBy John BurtonOCEANPORT, August 6 – American Pharoah, our new equine Boss and our own Jersey boy, was a rock star Sunday and Monmouth Park proved to be a fantastic venue.“It went great. We’re very happy,” said Oceanport Police Lt. Michael Kelly about the record-breaking day at Monmouth Park with a crowd just shy of 61,000.Kelly wasn’t alone. By all accounts, the William Hill Haskell Invitation went without a hitch. And a memory was made for all.“I’m really enjoying being here,” on race day, said Toni Duffy, Atlantic Highlands. “It’s fantastic.”Duffy conceded “I had to drag him,” she said of her companion, Gary Groves, also of Atlantic Highlands, with Groves acknowledging he was apprehensive about attending given the large crowds expected. But once there, he warmed to the day, whose temperature hovered in the sunny 90s by afternoon. “We love the track,” Groves said. “I hope they never close it and develop it. That would be a crime.”Debbie Roche convinced her husband, John W. Roche, both Tinton Falls residents, to come to see American Pharoah. “I’m not going to be around for another 37 years,” so she had better see a Triple Crown winner while she can, Debbie said.“I told her to buy a $100 win ticket,” on American Pharoah, the clear favorite prior to the 6 p.m. running of the Haskell, John said. With a wink he added, “And I would cash it in when she’s not looking.”The 48th running Invitational brought this year’s Triple Crown Winner – the first in 37 years – and super star of the thoroughbred horseracing orbit, Jersey’s own American Pharoah, to the Jersey Shore to compete and ultimately handily win the $1.75 million purse. The purse marked the largest prize in state horseracing history and American Pharoah’s appearance was the first Triple Crown winner to grace a Garden State track. Sunday also was a first for Monmouth Park, which had a record attendance of 60,983, its most attendees for a single day since the park first opened in 1946.“Monmouth Park is here to stay forever,” proclaimed Dennis Drazin, a Red Bank lawyer who serves as an advisor to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s and Darby Development, LLC, which operates the park. Track officials had increased the purse for the Haskell by $750,000, which Drazin maintained will make this race “the fourth jewel in the Triple Crown,” ensuring marquee name horses traveling here to compete and drawing crowds to Monmouth Park. “This will be a day to remember,” he said.“Dennis Drazin is the man,” said state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-13), also in attendance.“This has been an amazing day,” Kyrillos said, noting it was necessary “to keep the momentum going. We have to save the track.” By that the senator meant he would continue to support legislation that would allow sports gambling at racetracks. That has been advocated by Drazin and track proponents who have lobbied Trenton, with Drazin arguing for it – so far unsuccessfully – in federal court. Horseracing supporters continue to argue the added influx of cash sports gam bling would allow tracks to continue to operate.“Horse breeding has long been a very important part of Monmouth County’s heritage and economy,” noted state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), “and a wonderful day like this reminds us how important it is for the county and state, as well as what we have to offer.”John Heims, Monmouth Park’s in-house legal counsel and director of media relations, said total betting on Sunday’s 14 races amounted to a record-breaking $20 million, with $6.5 million bet at the park that day. The last time anything close was bet was in 2008 with a Haskell Day handle of $17 million and a Haskell race handle in 2010 at $4.4 million.“I got up at 6 o’clock a.m. and drove from Pennsylvania,” said Martha Vetter.Vetter, who came with her son Bob Vetter, and 7-year-old granddaughter Bella Enturrino, Toms River, had her own reasons for coming to Monmouth Park.In addition to Bella’s love of the pony rides, Martha Vetter’s mother, Dorothy Dollard knew the Haskell family, with family members riding their horses on the Dollard farm, in Manalapan’s Tennent section, in the 1940s -50s. Dollard died in 1978, the year of the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed. “So, it’s special to me,” Vetter said.“I never miss the Haskell,” said Maria Gemignani, a Long Branch woman. Gemignani, an elderly woman who is originally from Italy, also explained “I came to see the big race, to see the horse,” meaning American Pharoah.Barbara and Scott Swaim, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, but formerly of Rumson, have been coming for the running of the Haskell since 1986. “It’s just a happy event on the Jersey Shore,” Scott said.Barbara noted they traditionally spend their day at the same table at the park’s outdoor Ladies Secret Café and see what the day brings. They bet just enough with “Our goal is to pay for dinner,” with their day’s winnings, Scott said.“It’s been great. It’s been one big party,” offered Oceanport Borough Councilman Joseph Irace about Sunday’s activities. “Everyone is smiling, everyone is happy. It’s been a great day.”It’s also been “A great day for Oceanport,” Irace explained, “because people can see what Oceanport has to offer and what Monmouth County has to offer other than the beach.”“It’s nice to see the crowds here,” said Brian Nelson, a Middletown lawyer, whose firm had a private box for the races.“It’s a huge economic boost to the county, no doubt,” Nelson observed. “A lot of people made the weekend out of it,” staying in area hotels and dining in local restaurants, all to the area’s benefit.“I think it’s a great way to showcase that Monmouth County is a great place to be,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso.“I’ve never been to the races before,” said Ernest Olivera, a Morris County resident. “I do think I would like to come again, though I haven’t won any money,” he added with a chuckle.“What an amazing day,” Drazin said. “We were prepared and it showed.”“We had a plan we put in place and everything fell into place,” Police Lt. Kelly agreed.There were hundreds of police officers from surrounding departments who worked with Oceanport’s department on security and traffic flow; security inside the park was the responsibility of NJ State Police.With the tens of thousands expected law enforcement had detours established and some road closures lined up to try to keep traffic moving at a reasonable rate, according to Kelly.And it worked, he said. But what contributed greatly, Kelly explained, was the public’s own planning. “People carpooled. We saw minivans filled with people; we saw cars filled with people,” he said.Along with the carpooling, “Another surprise was a lot of people rode their bikes,” Kelly said.“There were so many bikes locked up along the fences, which I never saw before,” with cyclists coming from as far away as Deal and Keansburg, Kelly found out when speaking with them over the course of the day.What helped greatly was the number of people who opted for mass transit.NJ Transit put on additional commuter trains for the day, ultimately transporting 11,734 to and from Monmouth Park. That was a five times greater number than took the train for last year’s Haskell, said Jennifer Nelson, a NJ Transit spokeswoman, which required transit to make some quick makeshift improvements to the local station (adding a new concrete slab and laying additional gravel).Overall, “We couldn’t be more pleased with how it went,” Nelson said.State police had six arrests for minor disorderly persons offenses – a remarkably low number for a nearly 61,000 crowd. And there were just three very minor traffic collisions for the day, Kelly noted.“So far, it’s been trouble-free,” Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon observed late on Sunday.The final verdict for the police, “We’re all smiles,” Kelly added. American Pharoah a Superstar and Monmouth Park His Successful Host The Crowd Left With a Memorylast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U15 Boys Selects

first_img“It was a very challenging weekend for us due to the number of players that we had missing with injuries or other commitments,” said coach Kerry Dyck.“Even though it was a small tournament, with only local teams, I was very proud of the effort and result, given the adversity the boys had to overcome to achieve it, and that we were playing up an age,” Dyck added.Dyck said this was the third tournament this season where we had to play up at U16, and in those three events we came away with one silver medal and two golds.Mallard’s Source for sports is a firm believer of giving its best at all times and would like to honour the Nelson Selects U15 Boys as Team of the Week.The team includes coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter, Ernesto Archambault, Liam Jones, Jacob Erickson, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Keanu Tromans, keeper Bradey Sookero, Ezra Foy, Jesse Thurston, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Aidan Mushumanski, Josh Yasek, and Jaden Dyck. It was a golden moment for the Nelson Selects U15 Boys at the inaugural Kootenay South Eye of the Storm tournament in Castlegar.Nelson Selects, playing up a division, outlasted their U16 rivals 5-3 to claim the gold medal in the U16 Boy’s Division Sunday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

Leisure pool and water slides remain closed for another day

first_imgHowever, the lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness room are all open for public use.The city expects to release more information later in the day, at which point we’ll update you on the status of repairs.For all other inquires, including schedule information, contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250 787 8178.- Advertisement –last_img

South Africa: Fly your flag!

first_imgGift Wrap Trading Aletia Van Niekerk 012 9982579 Email The SMSs cost R1 each. Nation branding Head Masters Ivan Lazarus 011 6261424 Email Where companies can get flags Symbol of unity, hope South Africans can demonstrate their support for the nation brand by joining in celebrations such as these, through which we are welcoming the world to our country, the statement read. GMD Products & Graphic Design Lombe Chalungumana 011 3386248 / 076 3256780 Email As of 1 May, fans and companies can make their flag pledges by SMSing the word “flag” to 32175 and thereby “celebrate the first time the 2010 Fifa World Cup is being held on African soil,” said Sophie Masipa, Marketing Manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), the custodian of Brand South Africa, in a statement this week. Masipa added that the initiative is a demonstration that the national flag is for every South African – a representation of our people no matter where we live in the world, regardless of background and without relevance to personal beliefs. “We want to see our national flag, a symbol of unity and hope for future generations, flown far and wide across the country. From building wraps to office park entrances and in our neighbourhoods, we want to paint the nation with pride through our country’s most visual representations,” she said. National Flag Marc Coetzee 011 8870143 / 082 4551116 Email Other South African mobilisation campaigns include Football Friday, The People’s Bus and the Diski Dance. “It is our quest to literally ‘Flag’ South Africa.” “It is imperative that we actively show our support for our national football team, Bafana Bafana – a South African brand ambassador representing us on the World Cup’s centre stage,” added Masipa. “Our flag unites us all under a common future and makes us a strong nation,” she said. “It is representative of our future aspirations as a nation.” Ikamva Contract Publishing Karen Lundie 011 4310322 / 082 3872906 Email As hosts of the World Cup, the IMC says that South Africans and Africans are on the eve of welcoming thousands of potential Brand SA advocates to our country and continent. Masipa also urged government departments, provinces, host cities and municipalities to fly the flag with pride. With less than 40 days to go to the kick off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, individuals and companies alike are being urged to take up the national “Fly the Flag” challenge, through which they can buy, distribute and fly the national flag. Stone Moon Design Unathi Rafu 011 4621753 / 082 8307822 Email 4 May 2010 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Minibus helps Masifunde learners get around

first_imgThe Masifunde Learner Development project, pioneers of youth development in the Walmer township outside Port Elizabeth, have received a much-needed boost with the donation of a transport vehicle from Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).With the 23-seater Volkswagen Crafter at their disposal, the team will now be able to safely transport learners to and from school and to various locations for extra-curricular activities. Volkswagen Community Trust Manager, Vernon Naidoo (far left) and Jonas Schumacher (second left) with the Masifunde children (Image: VWSA)Established in 2004 by German-born Jonas Schumacher, the Masifunde Learner Development project aims to alleviate poverty by initiating sustainable development through holistic quality education and the moulding of change-makers.“I would sincerely like to thank VWSA for the vehicle sponsorship,” said Schumacher. “This assistance has allowed us to finally provide our learners with reliable and safe transport to and from school and the various activities.”The project’s main initiative is the sponsorship of full academic bursaries of 46 children from Grade R to Grade 12.“We have identified motivated and talented children from the Walmer Township and have offered them the opportunity to receive top quality education at excellent schools in Port Elizabeth,” said Jonas Schumacher. “Not only is their education sponsored but we also offer daily homework support to the children which is monitored and supported by two professional and experienced teachers.”HOLISTIC APPROACHWith a holistic approach to youth development, Masifunde Learner Development project also believes in giving the children an opportunity to explore and nurture their talents in the fields of art, music, media and sports.“We offer various extra-curricular programmes to assist the children in identifying their potential, like our ‘Born Free’ drama group or our ‘Walmers Own’ group for budding journalists,” explained Schumacher.Another key initiative is the ‘Learn4Life’ life skills programmes. These programmes provide informal education on various issues to over 200 learners with the aim of making them change-makers and active role models in their community.Through weekly lessons, educational excursions and interactive project work, the children are shown that learning is not only life changing, but also fun.“Education is one of our key focus areas for our multi-faceted CSI programme and the Masifunde Learner Development Project adds to our portfolio of educational projects such as Edu-Peg, Ikhwezi Lomso Primary School, Nal’iBali and the Adopt-a-School Project that Volkswagen is supporting,” said Volkswagen Group South Africa MD David Powels.last_img read more

2015 Sale of Champions results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner to represent the champion poultry and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the six dairy champions.The Grand Champion Swiss Cheese represents the exhibitors Kinley Topp, Shelby County; Kyle Ackley, Logan County; Grace Hageman, Shelby County; Blake Greiwe, Logan County, Supreme Showman; Madelyn Topp, Auglaize County; Keenan Wolf, Wayne County; and Lane Greiwe, Logan County and sold to S&S Volvo and AG Boogher and Sons for a record-breaking $25,000.The Grand Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Paige Pence, Clark County, and sold to S&S Volvo AG Boogher and Sons, and JD Equipment for $17,500.Future poultry exhibitors, despite not having live birds at the fair this year, benefitted from the auction of a Thanksgiving dinner that sold to Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms, Hemmelgarn and Sons, Cal Maine Foods, Sauder Amish Eggs, Hillandale Farms, Stoller Farms, Kalmbach Feeds, Wendel Poultry Service, Nature Pure, New Day Farms, Mercer Landmark, and Kroger for $26,000.The Grand Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Bailee Amstutz, Union County, and sold to Meijer for $ 32,500.The Reserve Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Logan Harvel, Fayette County, and sold to Kroger for $23,000.The Grand Champion Barrow was exhibited Troy Elwer, Allen County, and sold to Steve Rauch Excavation and Demolition and Concessions by Cox for $42,000.The Reserve Champion Barrow was exhibited by Ashton Dominique, Fulton County, and sold to Event Marketing, Huffman’s Markets, Ohio Farm Bureau, and Bob Evans for $26,000.The Grand Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Tyler Clark, Miami County, and sold to Kroger for $50,000.The Reserve Champion Market Beef was exhibited by Oliver McGuire, Champaign County and sold to Martin D. Yoder and Woodruff Enterprises for $22,000.last_img read more

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