Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg Awards Scholarships to King and Queen of Aurora Farmer’s Fair

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg campus has awarded $1000 scholarships to both the King and Queen of the Aurora Farmer’s Fair.   The 2019 festival kicked off Wednesday evening with the crowing of the King and Queen.  Jackson Ketcham, from East Central High School, was crowned king and Liz Yelton from South Dearborn High School was crowned Queen. “Ivy Tech is honored to partner with the Aurora Farmer’s Fair to offer scholarships to these deserving young people,” commented Shakira Grubbs, Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Success for the Lawrenceburg campus.This year, the theme for the Aurora Farmer’s Fair celebrates the city’s bicentennial. It is organized by the volunteers of the Aurora Lions Club.last_img read more

Ex-Costa Rican soccer chief banned for life by FIFA

first_imgBy Simon Evans(REUTERS) – The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee yesterday, the organisation said.Li is one of 42 individuals and entitiesn charged in a U.S. investigation into the biggest corruption scandal in the history of FIFA. He was among seven soccer officials arrested at a Zurich luxury hotel in May 2015.Li, who was also a former member of the executive of CONCACAF, the regional confederation for North and Central America, pleaded guilty in a U.S federal court in October to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.U.S. prosecutors alleged Li and others engaged in schemes involving over $200 million in bribes and kickbacks that were sought and received by soccer officials for marketing and broadcasting rights to tournaments and matches.In court, Li had said he negotiated a $500 000 bribe, of which $300 000 he actually received, to award a Miami-based unit of Brazil’s Traffic Group media and marketing rights for 2022 World Cup qualifier matches.Li also said he had agreed to accept a separate $500 000 bribe, $230 000 of which he received, from Panama-based intermediaries in exchange for awarding a U.S. company a contract to be the Costa Rican national team’s uniform sponsor.last_img read more

AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season

first_img June 22, 2020 AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: Players’ association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season.last_img

Sir Alex: QPR’s dismay understandable, but Derry had to go

first_imgManchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he understood QPR’s frustration after their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Rangers manager Mark Hughes was angered by the decision of referee Lee Mason to award a penalty against the visitors and send off Shaun Derry following a challenge on Ashley Young.But although Ferguson conceded that Young was in an offside position, he insisted his player did not dive to earn a spot-kick and therefore Derry had to be dismissed.AdChoices广告“Ashley was a yard offside so I can understand Mark [Hughes] being angry and disappointed at that. You see these kinds of decisions every week though,” he said.“The boy’s just got a little tug on Young, not a great deal but enough to get us the penalty. And unfortunately he was the last defender and had to be sent off.“The sending-off didn’t help us at all. I was actually more confident before that in terms of the speed of our play and the movement of the team which was very good.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: United helped by officials as they see off 10-man RangersHughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashlast_img read more

Exxon Mobil Wins 2018 NOGIG Games Football Event

first_imgThe 17th edition of the Nigeria Oil & Gas Games ended last Saturday with Exxon Mobil beating Chevron 1-0 to win the football gold.Played at the mainbowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Team Exxon Mobil left no one in doubt about their readiness to cart away the giant trophy as they tormented the goal area of their opponents from the blast of the whistle. It took the team only eight minutes to score the only goal of the match when their captain, Imo Edohor collected a loose ball and dribbled past the defenders of Chevron to record the only goal of the match. All efforts by Chevron to cancel the goal proved abortive as the first half ended 1-0.On resumption for the second half, Chevron handled by ex- international, Yisa Sofoluwe put everything in their arsenal into the game and though they dominated the second stanza but their efforts were thwarted by the agile goalkeeper of their opponents Mfon Akpan who made some good saves to the delight of the fans.Even the introduction of Godstime Emiko, Johnson Uchechukwu and Martin Isojeh by Chevron in the second half could not help them cancel the goal.The game continued as a ding dong affair with Chevron players making some incursions into their opponents’ goal area but were unlucky not to find the back of the net until the final whistle.In the third place match, Shell won the bronze medal as they defeated PTI 4-2 on penalties after results at full time stood at 3-3.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Samuel Chukwueze- Living His Dream

first_imgAfter beating compatriots- Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru to the Nigeria Football Federation’s 2018 Young Player of the Year award on Monday, Samuel Chukwueze said his attention was now focused on how to keep helping his club and keeping his AFCON and Olympics dreams alive. He actually put his money where his mouth is by putting up a five-star performance in Villarreal’s eight goals thriller against Barcelona in the La Liga a day after he won the awardThe Nigerian whizkid, Samuel Chukwueze, said after he was deservedly voted the Young Player of the Year that the award would serve as a motivation to him.“It serves as a motivation to keep working hard for more success. I’m very motivated and inspired by this, because it is unbelievable. Everything happening still seems like a dream. I have dreams of playing for my country in big tournaments and this shows that if I put more effort into my career, personal and team rewards will follow,” Chukwueze told BBC Sport. “This award is going to impact me positively to grow in the right pace so that I can keep having good performances.My focus is to keep helping my club, continue to work hard to represent my country hopefully at the Nations Cup in Egypt and the Olympics,” Chukwueze added.Indeed, the following day, the 19-year-old kept his dream alive as he almost helped his team to a famous victory against Barcelona after Villarreal had gone two goals down, but for a brilliant free-kick from Lionel Messi and last gaps strike from Luis Suarez, which rescued a point for the league leaders.Since being promoted to the Villarreal senior tram in July last year, the 19-year-old has been a surprise star player for the yellow submarines this season. He has been impressive for Villarreal this season in all competitions he has featured.Following his sparkling performance, former Arsenal star, Lauren Etame Meyer said he was amazed at the youngster’s performance.Etame who now works as a television pundit, said he had been thrilled by Chukwueze’s form with Villarreal this season, rating the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup revelation and gold medalist as his team’s best player in the game.The Cameroonian legend added that Chukwueze, who has four goals this season, provides much more for Villarreal than just scoring.Etame added: “He is a very good footballer. Can score and also create plus he is very good with the ball at his feet. He is the best and probably most complete 19- year old I’ve seen in a while in the La Liga.“Most teams need players who can offer them balance and something different in attack especially for a team like Villarreal who are used to having the ball. He compliments their style very well.”He, however, said much of what he achieved had been down to “hard work, discipline and determination. Especially determination, this had made the difference. It has been amazing and I want to keep improving so that I continue with the rise.”Little wonder, Atletico Madrid toyed with the idea of splashing €40m on the Nigerian prodigy in the January transfer window.The Villarreal teen sensation was the prime target of Atletico Madrid as the club was ready to splash €40m on Chukwueze.The 19-year-old who is enjoying his breakthrough season at the club has impressed Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone who is searching for firepower up front.Chukwueze current contract carries a buy-out clause of €40m, a fee that Atletico Madrid can match with ease as one of their forward Vitolo who has failed to live up to expectations since his signing.He has scored in all competitions for Villarreal this season-the La Liga, Europa League and Copa Del Rey.Villarreal manager Javi Calleja has indeed charged Chukwueze to continue working hard for a regular berth in the La Liga club’s squad.Signed from Diamond Academy in the summer of 2017, Chukwueze played in Villarreal’s junior ranks last term but was promoted to the reserve team ahead of this season.“We’re using nearly all of our players and I think that’s a good thing. We need the whole squad,” Calleja told Villarreal’s official website following their Europa League clash with Rangers.Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr was clearly impressed with what he’s seen from the immensely talented left winger.“Chukwueze has a good left foot, is quick, has a low centre of gravity – which gives him a very good balance – and can deliver and score,” the German coach said.Chukwueze has had to fight back from a near career mishap to get to this stage.Days after winning the Bronze Ball – on the strength of three goals and three assists – and helping Nigeria win a fifth U-17 world title, football agency Stellar Group signed Chukwueze and three other players from the Nigerian squad.The deal ought to have seen the highly sought-after star, who models his game on Arjen Robben, sign for a top European club, like those before him had done, but age was the only snag that hindered a potential move abroad, as the attacker 16, and would have to wait for two years before he could sign professional terms.The teenager returned home while awaiting news from his agents about a potential career move, and kept busy by shuttling between training and playing for Diamond Academy and the Nigeria U-20s, who were involved in the qualification for the ill-fated 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.After celebrating his 17th birthday, he seemed poised to join Arsenal, alongside Nwakali, who signed a five-year contract with the Gunners.However, Diamond Academy pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, and Chukwueze began to slip out of the limelight, a situation made more challenging by his Golden Eaglets teammates of lesser profiles securing moves to Europe.Undeterred by those series of disappointments, Chukwueze eventually packed his bags and journeyed to Spain, first joining Villarreal’s U-18 team, before being promoted to the B team.His superb performances with the Villarreal juniors have seen him regularly grab the headlines with his stunning pace, strength, skillset, goals and assists, and he’s edging closer to Calleja’s first-team.Chukwueze’s emergence had come as positive news to Nigerian fans, with the national side lacking a naturally left-footed winger since the untimely retirement of Emmanuel Amuneke, who coached the wonder kid in the Eagles’ U-17 and U-20 teams.Despite his relative inexperience, Rohr identified the starlet’s raw talent and has handed him an audition in a team which, for all its outstanding attacking players, lacks a natural left winger to create panic and havoc on opposition defences with direct running, effective crossing and superb technique.However, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Egypt this summer could present him with a valuable opportunity to assert himself in the national team.    Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gbinije provides offense, can’t swing momentum in key moments in loss

first_imgNEW YORK — Playing in essentially a home game for Syracuse on Thursday night, Michael Gbinije was often in position to be the one to enliven the Madison Square Garden crowd.He capitalized on a few of them, but not enough in the No. 23 Orange’s (2-1) 73-59 defeat at the hands of California (3-0) in the semifinals of the 2K Classic. The junior forward tied to lead SU with 13 points and did so on 5-of-10 shooting, but missed out on a few golden opportunities to forcefully swing momentum in Syracuse’s favor.“I think Mike has got to keep being aggressive,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s got to be more of a scorer for us. I thought he made some plays tonight, but he’s going to have to make some more plays.”Eight minutes into the game, Gbinije came up with a steal on the defensive end, but his bounce pass ahead was well behind guard Ron Patterson and picked off by California’s Sam Singer. Less than two minutes later, Gbinije threw down a transition dunk that gave the Orange a 12-11 lead — the last advantage SU would have all night.Later in the half, Gbinije connected on an and-one and drew a charge, but then made a high-flying assault on the rim, but the rim spat his dunk attempt out of bounds toward the Golden Bears bench as SU fans sighed in disappointment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore halftime, Gbinije also missed a step-back 3 that sent guard Trevor Cooney’s uplifted arms back down and could’ve brought SU within five points of California’s lead. Instead, the Golden Bears took a 12-point edge into halftime.But as the Orange fought back with a little more than five minutes into the second frame, Gbinije capped off a 7-0 run for SU with a pull-up 3 in transition that caused Madison Square Garden’s loudest eruption of the game.From then on, though, Gbinije misfired on a pair of 3s and a jumper, and when he converted a layup with nine seconds left on the clock, it was too late.“You can’t get non-performances out of a couple guys,” Boeheim said. “That’s not going to work.” Comments Published on November 21, 2014 at 3:13 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Board holds first listening session

first_imgThe Board (above) held a “student leaders” listening session on Wednesday. Thursday was the first of three public listening sessions where faculty, staff and students are asked to voice their concerns regarding the search process for USC’s next president. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The first public Presidential Search Advisory Committee listening session was held in the Town & Gown ballroom on Thursday. It featured an open platform for faculty, staff and students to voice their concerns regarding the search for USC’s next president. The session began with an introduction from Rick Caruso, chairman of the USC Board of Trustees. Caruso expanded on the five phases of the presidential search process, which includes the listening sessions, background checks and confidential interviews with the committee. Caruso explained that they will “take the time [they] need to get it right,” estimating that the search for a new leader will take from three to six months. During the open session, Gail Freedman, a Student Services advisor with enrollment services, delivered a powerful message that received loud applause from the crowd. “I just feel that in the past eight years, we were so busy building our empire that we forgot to put the most important people first,” Freedman said. “We have a beautiful campus full of beautiful exteriors, but we’ve lost our integrity, our honor, and our soul … I want an ethical problem-solver: someone who meets the challenges head on, and does not try to sweep unpleasantries under the carpet.”Another speaker, who did not introduce themself, noted that while the superficial image of the University is important, the value of its substance should be a priority. “We have been willing to sacrifice our substance to protect that image rather than allowing our commitment to our substance to drive that image,” the speaker said. “We did not create an outreach program for the victims of George Tyndall until a year after we fired him, because the L.A. Times was about to run an article on it. How does that makes us look?”Others voiced concerns on job security and the lack of transparency from the Board.Caroline Donat, a junior majoring in law, history and culture, expressed her embarrassment to be a student at the University and argued for the institution to focus less on money and its national reputation. Donat commented on the “ill-planned” forum for scheduling the session at the same time the Career Fair was held on campus, which resulted in fewer student voices. Donat also said that while emails about the available support systems are sent to students, the service is extremely limited in terms of location and number of therapy sessions. “I would hope that [USC] becomes a place of diversity, that we actually support our community members, especially our staff and students so that people have their mental health taken care of,” Donat said. “There is a lot that needs to be done.”Following Donat, Professor Richard Roberts, chair of the  Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, asked for more communication and transparency between the faculty and the Board, as well as for the new president to come in with “an attitude of servant leadership.” He also criticized former president C. L. Max Nikias for only communicating with the Board of Trustees.“He asked you for things that he wanted to do, he did not ask us,” Roberts said. “I’m not sure if the Board of Trustees is even aware, but most of us, who are in the administration are communicated that we are not actually allowed to talk to you directly. That’s a problem. Can you see that that’s a problem?” Faculty members were not the only ones who felt there was a lack of communication. Jesenia Rosales, a second-year graduate student at the Rossier School of Education, described emotionally how the construction of USC Village had removed a part of her family’s history without asking for input. “That’s something I want the president to have: more connections with the community directly, not just, ‘Oh, we’re going to construct this and that, and kick out people,’” Rosales said. “It should be more of a consensus between both, because it’s everyone’s community in a way.”Victor Webb, a retired faculty member from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has been at USC for 30 years. Webb urged the Board to find a president who has “a heart and a soul to solve issues that are here.”“There’s a tremendous air of elitism and arrogance that conveys this University,” Webb said. “There’s no way to deny it. I would suggest that you look at a person who has heart. We have here a distance between the folks who work here and the folks who supposedly rule the place.”USC Media Relations did not permit notetaking, and the Daily Trojan reporter was told that they could not take down notes or quotes despite the session being a public forum.last_img read more

Badgers escape Phoenix with third set comeback

first_imgA solid offensive performance and a third-set comeback pushed the University of Wisconsin (25-13, 24-26, 17-15) to a 2-1 victory over UW-Green Bay Saturday, earning the team a 2-0 record in the spring season.UW’s offense excelled thanks to sophomores Ellen Chapman, Deme Morales, Courtney Thomas and junior Julie Mikaelsen. Chapman led the team with 11 kills throughout the game. Thomas followed with nine, Morales with eight and Mikaelsen with six. Freshman Tori Blake, junior Dominique Thompson and Thomas also dominated the net with six blocks each.In an effort to improve on the team’s 3-0 sweep over Loyola in the first spring match of the season – a contest where Wisconsin hit just .159 and recorded 21 errors – head coach Kelly Sheffield was pleased with UW’s performance in just the program’s second game under his guidance.“I thought we played better than the last time we were out,” Sheffield said. “You’re working on things here that you’re working on in practice, so I think when we were getting pushed, we responded, for the most part, the way that we want our team to respond.“I thought both of our middles did a really good job today. Courtney got Dom [Thompson] and Tori [Blake] involved a lot more than what we probably did a couple weeks ago.”The team came out strong in the first set, forcing Green Bay to call its first timeout down 9-3 in an attempt to boost confidence and talk strategically. However, the Badgers showed no letdown, killing the Phoenix 25-13 to take an early 1-0 lead in the match. Five kills by sophomore Deme Morales, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter and defensive specialist, led the Badgers in the first set.Heading into the second set, the Badgers lacked aggressiveness as the Phoenix began to excel, winning the first five points thanks to three Wisconsin errors. The Badgers found a way to climb back, tying the score halfway through the set 13-13. From there both teams didn’t blink, as the score eventually became deadlocked again at 19-19. Wisconsin eventually gained what looked to be a deciding lead in the set, jumping out to a 21-19 lead with a kill by Mikaelsen on an assist from Thomas and a block by Mikaelsen and Thompson. But Wisconsin let the set and the match slip as Green Bay tied the score at 24 and emerged on top 26-24 with the final kill coming from Phoenix senior Katie Mroczenski.“You can either run from challenges or you can stand up to it. You can either cower down and be small or you can sit there and say ‘let’s bring it on,’” said Sheffield. “Sports, I think, is all right, back’s against the wall and I’m gonna come out swinging and that’s the mentality we’re trying to develop.”The third set put the Badgers in this now-or-never mentality with the match on the line. Wisconsin started out from behind with the first two points going in Green Bay’s favor in a set that saw the lead change hands five times. With the Phoenix up 14-12 with the opportunity to take the match point, it was Chapman who rescued the Badgers from the jaws of defeat.After a kill to tie the score 15-15, Chapman served the team an ace to take the lead. It was one of her two kills in the set’s final stretch. After a deciding kill from Thomas, UW earned the 17-15 set victory and 2-1 match win.“Ellen was physical in the end when we needed her to be, and she’s really starting to come into her own and every week she working a little bit better,” said Sheffield. “I was pleased. It was progress, and that’s what we’re looking for.”Defensively, the Badgers were solid, but not spectacular. Phoenix sophomore Taylor Kasal continually tested the Badger defense, leading Green Bay with 13 kills. Sophomore Mikaela Gunderson dominated offensively for the Phoenix with 12 serves and one ace.Rising to the challenge, the Badgers’ defense made big plays when it counted. Junior libero Annemarie Hickey led the team with 11 digs, while Chapman chipped in 10 of her own – good for a double-double effort thanks to her 11 kills.Although the Badgers’ defense was not the strongest aspect of their game, they made up for it with their kills and blocks. Blake, Thomas and Thompson were there for every block with the help of Mikaelsen and Chapman, as getting the ball past the net proved a tough challenge for the Green Bay attack that ultimately led to their defeat in the final set.“We blocked a lot of balls and that’s an area we’re going to keep getting better at,” Sheffield said. “But we’re penetrating and get our hands on a lot.”The Badgers also remain focused on continuing to progress their game, striving for precision.“There’s always something you can get better at every single day,” Mikaelson said. “That’s why we go in, everyone goes in after to lift and we go in before practice, serve receive or passing or blocking like everything, we practice by ourselves, we get in extra hours in every single day to get better.”Wisconsin will take on UW-Milwaukee Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Field House for their final spring matchup.last_img read more

3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 68-54 loss to Iowa

first_imgSyracuse (4-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) has now lost three-straight games, the most recent defeat a 68-54, slog to Iowa (6-2) in the Carrier Dome. The Hawkeyes rode a hot-shooting second half while the Orange cooled. Luka Garza led all scorers with 23 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Despite a better showing in the opening 20 minutes and an improved rebounding performance, SU’s offense faltered and the defense creaked. Here are three takeaways from the Carrier Dome after the loss. Starting hot Bucking an early-season trend, SU’s offense operated efficiently to start the contest. After facing big deficits last week in the Barclays Center, the Hawkeyes and Orange traded shots throughout the first half in the Dome. Syracuse connected on seven of its first 14 shots, including a range of two- and 3-point field goals. Quincy Guerrier muscled into the paint for four early points and Elijah Hughes connected on two of the Orange’s four first-half 3s. Operating in the half-court, off-ball screens freed shooters and the Marek Dolezaj-Bourama Sidibe combo converted the layups Iowa allowed by focusing on SU’s guards. In transition, Syracuse earned easy baskets feeding the paint, totaling 18 in the first half. Syracuse’s last lead, 26-25, came off a run in the first.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn one break, Guerrier sped by Jim Boeheim at mid-court while the 44-year-head coach extended his hands and said “slow, slow.” Guerrier turned and shoveled a pass to Hughes soon after, and the ensuing off-balance 3 popped the crowd. Board games Iowa entered with a clear rebounding advantage on paper. The 6-foot-11 Luka Garza (19.6 points per game, tops in the Big Ten) routinely posts double-doubles and SU’s forwards, Sidibe and Dolezaj, have dealt with either a cold or foul trouble in the losing-streak. In their three losses, the Orange averaged 29 rebounds. They reached that total midway through the second half on Tuesday night.  It appeared that Hughes took a more authoritative role on the glass, at least initially. Instead of immediately boxing out, Hughes looked for the ball and then for an outlet. Paired with Guerrier for a large stretch of the first half, Hughes (seven rebounds) and Guerrier (seven) limited second-chance opportunities. Despite giving Garza four inches and 40 pounds, Guerrier hurled his frame into the painted area, earning a few round of applause from SU coaches. Sunk in the second To kickstart the Hawkeyes in the second, Garza shuffled to the corner and swished a 3 as the shot clock expired. It was the center’s first deep ball of the game, and it foreshadowed Iowa’s refocused offensive game plan. The visitors connected on five more 3s in the period, a few of which came at the end of possessions. In their first seven games, the Orange had a top-25 3-point field goal defense, holding opponents to 26.8% from deep. But Iowa’s 11 marked a new season-high allowed for SU, with Jordan Bohannon and Joe Wieskamp combining for eight. With four minutes left in the matchup, Bohannon netted a wing 3 with no white jersey within a few feet of him to send the Orange faithful into the crisp, 37 degree Syracuse evening. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 3, 2019 at 9:04 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more