Alternative academic ideas recognized

first_imgPictured are Barb Katenkamp, Heather Lunsford, and Terri SchmeltzerDearborn County, Ind. — The Dearborn County Retired Teachers, with the help of some very loyal business sponsors recently were able to award three Educator Grant/Awards.Duke Energy funded Heather Lunsford’s wobble stool request for fifth grade students at Sunman Elementary. According to Lunsford, wobble stools “allow students to stay seated during instruction but also move around to get energy out.” Alternative seating allows students to better focus on the task at hand;  they are, therefore, less disruptive in the classroom because they have the ability to move. Some students have the sensory need to move. The stools help to control fidgeting. With less and less time given to recess, more seat time is required of these young people. The wobble stools allow for some movement in a contained setting.Valley Rural Utility Company of Hidden Valley sponsored Fizz Ed:  PE for Generation Z. The award was presented to Terri Schmeltzer, Principal at St. John Evangelical Lutheran School in Aurora. According to the application, multiple studies have been done to suggest that immediate and constant access to technology has negatively affected today’s youth physically. Post-millennial students are more comfortable competing with video games than with traditional physical education games. The number of students avoiding physical exertion is dramatically increasing. As this trend continues, the percentage of students who have reduced strength and flexibility because of lack of physical activity is ever increasing. Cooperation and teamwork will be learned through physical movement.last_img read more

Changes coming to recycling program in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. —  Decatur County Solid Waste Management has announced changes to the no-cost recycling program beginning in September.A report from the Greensburg Daily News says 18-gallon recycling containers will be replaced with a 96-gallon containers and the pick-up schedule will move to bi-weekly and will be done on the same day as trash pick-up.Before August 1, residents can request the 96-gallon container at greensburg.rehrigtech.com/. After August 1, requests can be made by calling Best Way Disposal at 800-354-1830. Residents are asked to stop using the 18-gallon containers Friday, September 1. No pick up is scheduled for Labor Day, Monday, September 4.Residents will begin receiving an informational mailing detailing the changes. Information about what can be recycled will be included as well. For more information call 812-663-0960 or go online to decaturcountysolidwaste.com/.last_img read more

Mourinho delighted to add King to backroom team

first_img Loading… Tottenham legend, Ledley King, has been named as a first-team assistant coach. King will work alongside manager Jose Mourinho and the rest of the club’s first-team staff and will also take on the role of supporting academy players looking to make the step up. The 39-year-old made his way through the north London side’s academy, going on to captain the club and make 323 appearances in 13 years. Mourinho was full of praise for the latest member of his team, describing him as a “true Spurs man”.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldcenter_img He told the club’s official website: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season. read also:Arsenal’s FA Cup glory hands Mourinho’s Spurs heavy Euro blow “He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he has accomplished as a true Spurs man both on and off the pitch. “We have developed a good relationship since I arrived, and we hope to use his experience and insight to support the work we are doing with the squad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

West Florida Men’s Basketball Starts Season with 91-69 Win

first_img Nov. 15, 2007  Box Score    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Men’s basketball team hit the ground running to start the 2007-08 season, and they cruised to a 91-69 win over Concordia College (Selma). Junior Point Guard Deondre Boynton (Pompano Beach, Fla.) set the tempo early by controlling the fast break. Boynton would end the game with 11 points and nine assists. Junior Josh Jackson (Madison, Wisc.) started the scoring barrage for the Argos, as he scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half.Head Coach Don Hogan was glad to get the season going, and generally pleased with the performance. “Concordia is a very athletic team, that throws a lot of different defenses at you, and we did a good job doing what we needed to do. However, we did give up too many offensive rebounds, and we still have a long way to go, but overall a decent start.”Some early three pointers kept Concordia (5-7) close for much of the first half. With the score at 27-24, the Argos (1-0) put together a 12-1 run to end the first half. Back to back layups by Ryan Henry (Jr. / Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Boynton started the run, and Jackson capped it off with a three pointer with 31 seconds left in the first half.Boynton was asked about the highlight of the game, and his response, “When I passed the ball to Rod Doss for a dunk. My highlights are always when I make a pass that allows a teammate to do something good.” Boynton will be expected to shoulder some of the leadership role this year. “This is my third year and we have a lot of new players, so I think my leadership can help keep us focused,” stated Boynton.Coach Hogan was pleased with Boynton and some other individual performances. “Deondre did some good things and ran the team well, but he has to watch out for picking up some silly fouls. We worked on getting the ball inside, and Charles Bouie did a nice job on the inside. We saw some good things out of Kenny Holmes, who is coming off injuries from last season. Josh Jackson played real well, and we saw some good things from Chris Ammons off the bench.” Coach Hogan was able to play fourteen different players, and 10 players saw at least 10 minutes.Henry and Jackson were the scoring leaders for the Argonauts with 17 points apiece. Jackson is excited about the team, “We have guys who are willing to work hard, and willing to get better to win. It was enjoyable to have the team play together and win.”The Argonauts opened up the offense in the second half as they shot 61 percent, while holding Concordia to only 31% shooting in the second half. West Florida out rebounded the hornets 46-39, but did give 20 offensive rebounds. Charles Bouie (Jr. / Pahokee, Fla.) led the Argonauts on the boards, with seven rebounds, and added five blocked shots, to go along with 12 points. Kenny Holmes (Jr. / Slidell, Ala.) had a solid night with seven points, five rebounds, and two steals.Senior Vitor Boccardo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) provided some solid play with six points and five rebounds off the bench. Junior Guard Rod Doss (Jr. / Athens, Ala.) had the highlight dunk of the game, while Freshman Chris Ammons (Jacksonville, Fla.) had a nifty reverse layup for two of his four points. Freshman Lucas Malone (Niceville, Fla.) made the most of his minutes, scoring five points in nine minutes of play.Concordia was led by Joshua Williams with 16 points, and Ronald Cooper with 13. West Florida will play again on Saturday at 1:00 pm, when they host Puerto Rico Rio Pedras. The Argonauts are in the middle of a four game home stand to start the season. Print Friendly Version West Florida Men’s Basketball Starts Season with 91-69 Win Sharelast_img read more

Sunman Sanitation Service customers get bonus heavy trash pick-up

first_imgSunman, IN—Did you know that if you are a utility customer of Sunman and you pay for Sanitation Services you get an extra bonus according to our contract with Rumpke?Each customer of Sunman Sanitation Services can get one heavy/large trash item picked up per week.  All you have to do is call (800) 828-8171. They will explain the preparation procedure and it will be picked up on your next scheduled trash day. There are a few exempt items.last_img

Cricket News Sachin Tendulkar bats for cricket in Olympics Games

first_imgTendulkar also heaped praise on Dipa, saying she has “not only left an impression, but also motivated thousands of youngsters to go out and do something special for our country and that is what matters.”Karmakar, who became an overnight star after finishing at a creditable fourth place in the Valut event at the Rio Games, said she was preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification.“I will be competing in Olympic qualification event in March. Now the criteria for getting qualification has changed drastically,” said Karmakar.“This criteria is very tough for the countries like us, who are not developed much in gymnastics. But, I am preparing and trying at my best (to get that qualification).”Karmakar shared several anecdotes about her coach Nandi and also spoke about the contribution of Dr Anant Joshi, who operated her following the knee injury.Former Olympians M M Somaiya, Dhanraj Pillay, Viren Rasquinha, former badminton player Aparna Popat, former shooter Suma Shirur along with an array of sports-stars were present at the event.  Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday batted for cricket to be included in the Olympic Games, saying there are different versions of the sport and featuring the game in the quadrennial event will make the sport more global. “Being a cricketer, I will say that the game needs to be globalised, without any doubt,” Tendulkar said at the Mumbai launch of the book ‘Dipa Karmakar – The Small Wonder’ when asked for his thoughts on cricket in the Olympic Games.“Some-time ago, I was there at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I also spoke to Mr Thomas Bach (IOC President), and told him that I feel cricket should be included (in the Olympics).”Tendulkar also feels other teams need to be given ample time to prepare if cricket is included in the Olympics. “When cricket is included, one needs to give enough time for the rest of the teams to prepare,” he said.“He (Bach) was under the impression, five days how can we  … cricket is one of those few sports where there are multiple versions—One Day, T20, T10, by the time they (IOC) introduce cricket in the Olympics, — it might be 5 overs or whatever.“But I think, the game (cricket) should be there (in the Olympics), being a cricketer I would want that to happen. I am looking forward to it, without any doubt,” said the legendary batsman, who has plethora of records to his name. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Italian soccer considers allowing fans in July

first_img Associated Press The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists.Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s something I really wish for with all my heart.”Gravina says “it’s unthinkable that in a stadium that can hold 60,000 there’s not space for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions.”___ The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Montegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season. The Latest: Italian soccer considers allowing fans in July June 1, 2020 The Big 12 Conference announced its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players.The conference said each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.Football players can resume voluntary on-campus activity on June 15. Other fall sport athletes can begin voluntary on-campus activity on July 1. Basketball players can participate in on-campus voluntary activities, starting July 6, and all other sports can resume voluntary activities on campus on July 15.Virtual or online supervised workouts and skill instruction is still not permitted. All required virtual or online activities, such as film study, are limited to eight hours per week and only on-field coaches may conduct those sessions.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. ___Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members. Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected.There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

‘I don’t look for records, they look for me’ – Ronaldo after 700th goal

first_img(REUTERS) – Cristiano Ronaldo has lost count of the number of records he has broken. The Portugal forward disclosed this after scoring the 700th goal of his career during a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.“The records come naturally, I don’t look for them, the records look for me,” he told reporters after scoring his 95th goal for his country.“It’s not easy for anyone to reach this number and I thank everyone, team mates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who helped Cristiano become the player that he is.”However, Ronaldo said that the defeat to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier took some of the shine off the achievement.“It’s a nice moment in my career but there was a bitter taste because we didn’t win,” he said. “We played well, but we didn’t win. We did everything we could and we had plenty of chances.”Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the Champions League with 127 goals, holds the record for the most goals in a single Champions League season, is Real Madrid’s all-time highest scorer and Portugal’s most capped player and record-scorer.The first five goals of Ronaldo career were scored for Portugal’s Sporting in 2002-3.He then scored 118 goals in 232 appearances during six seasons with Manchester United and, remarkably, averaged over a goal a game for Real Madrid, scoring 450 in 438 appearances over the course of nine seasons.In just over one season with his current club Juventus, he notched a further 32 goals in 51 matches.Despite the defeat, Portugal remained second in Group G with 11 points from six games, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify for Euro 2020 if they win their remaining matches, at home to Lithuania and away to Luxemburg.“We played too much with our hearts and not enough with our heads,” said coach Fernando Santos.last_img read more

USC appoints vice president for health

first_imgPresident C. L. Max Nikias announced Wednesday in a memorandum the appointment of Thomas Jackiewicz, chief executive officer of UC San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences, to the position of senior vice president and chief executive officer for USC health, effective Jan. 1, 2012.Jackiewicz will be responsible for the operations of the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes USC Norris Cancer Hospital, the Keck Doctors of USC and USC Care Medical Group Inc. Jackiweicz will report directly to President Nikias and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett.One of Jackiewicz’s primary roles will be the integration of the clinical enterprise of the hospital and the academic operations of the USC Keck School of Medicine. He will also serve on the Keck Medicine Oversight Committee, which ensures the Keck Medical Center’s business operations further the academic and community objectives of the university.In his current position in the UC San Diego Health System, Jackiewicz oversees 5,500 employees and is responsible for a $900-million budget. Under Jackiewicz’s leadership, UC San Diego Health System was recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation in 2010.Jackiewicz has served as the national chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs and was the former chief operating officer of Columbia University Medical Center and the senior associate chair for finance and administration for the department of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.Jackiewicz received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and his master of public health in health policy and management from Columbia University.last_img read more

Pigskin Notes: Defense bounces back, Woods struggles

first_imgMonte Kiffin’s battered baseball cap titled over his brow as he glanced toward the ground.“It’s hard to talk about Oregon right now,” said the Trojans’ assistant head coach for defense when last week’s performance was brought up.Understandably, it was hard to talk about Oregon. Just seven days earlier, Kiffin’s defense had surrendered school single-game records for points allowed, 62, and yards allowed, 730, in a primetime, nationally televised showdown against the No. 4 Ducks.So Saturday’s Homecoming game versus Arizona State at the Coliseum represented an opportunity for USC to turn the page and begin anew. And at last, after consecutive losses, something clicked on the defensive side.The Trojans’ defense surrendered just 10 points and 250 total yards, including just three points — a 28-yard field goal from Jon Mora — and 76 yards in the second half.“We’re not the Steel Curtain by any means,” Kiffin said, alluding to the famed Pittsburgh Steelers defenses of the 1970s, “but that sure felt good today.”The 250 yards allowed was USC’s lowest total for any game all season, equaling the same mark set during a Sept. 22 contest against California and a far cry from the 1,318 yards surrendered in its previous two losses. And similar to its victory over Cal, No. 19 USC (7-3, 5-3) was able to win in convincing fashion, 38-17.“I feel like we got better today,” said freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams, who finished with one of the team’s seven sacks. “That’s the biggest thing.”Woods a little offIt might’ve been yet another Heisman Trophy-like performance for sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, who caught 10 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown, but it was far from a banner day for Robert Woods. The junior wide receiver logged his worst statistical performance of the season, with just two receptions for -3 yards.“I wish I was making more plays, of course,” said Woods. “But either than that, I’m proud of Marqise for making those plays.”On the season, Woods has caught 61 passes for 653 yards and 10 touchdowns.Lee attributed to the drop in production Saturday to circumstances and the fact defenses still “always play” to Woods.“He gives up himself up for me, basically,” said Lee, a former high school teammate at Junipero Serra in Gardena, Calif.Added USC coach Lane Kiffin, “He’s human. You want the ball. You play receiver, you want the ball. It was nothing negative. Just, from our relationship, I could feel him. He was a little bit down.”Deflated footballsUSC announced late Wednesday night it had been reprimanded and fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 after a student manager had intentionally deflated game footballs below NCAA-mandated pressure levels during a Nov. 4 game against Oregon.The school subsequently fired the manager.When asked during the post-game news conference if the ordeal had served as a distraction among players in the days leading up to Saturday’s game, senior quarterback and captain Matt Barkley insisted it hadn’t.“I don’t think players were really really talking about it in the locker room or anything like that,” said Barkley. “There’s attention on it in social media or what the media pushes out but we weren’t talking about it. Just brush it off and focus on football.”When further questioned if he had been aware of the deflation, he responded “no.”“I didn’t know anything was going on and I can’t tell the difference,” Barkley said.Drop in penaltiesFor much of the season, USC has stayed the most penalized team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but for the second straight week, it put a damper on this lingering problem. The Trojans were penalized just four times against Arizona State for 30 yards. The week prior versus Oregon, it had been penalized three times for 25 yards.NotesJunior running back Silas Redd did not play against Arizona State. Lane Kiffin announced he was “not available.” Per school policy, USC does not publicly disclose injury information … Saturday’s game at the Coliseum was the earliest kick off time for a USC game since 1998 … Announced attendance was listed at 80,154last_img read more