DCCF gives out a surprise grant and scholarship

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County Community Foundation is excited to announce a SURPRISE GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP! A few weeks ago, They asked some of our past grantees and scholars to share a little more about the impact that DCCF programming has had on their lives. They received over 20 new stories that will be sharing in the weeks to come. Those who provided their feedback were entered to win a surprise grant or scholarship, and the winners have been drawn!A $500 surprise grant will go to New Directions and a $500 scholarship will go to Nicole Ploeger as she continues her education at St. Mary’s College.last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham keen on Hull City winger Bowen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Tottenham keen on Hull City winger Bowenby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur are targeting Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.According to football.london, Spurs have been scouting the 22-year-old on numerous occasions.He ha scored 10 goals this season from the right wing.Besides his obvious talent, Spurs are interested in Bowen because he is not cup-tied for the FA Cup and will help fill their homegrown quota. last_img read more

a month agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: Liverpool have grown since winning Champions League

first_imgNapoli coach Ancelotti: Liverpool have grown since winning Champions Leagueby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Champions League opponents Liverpool are stronger than last season.The Azzurri host the European champions this week.“Liverpool have grown because last season gave them so much awareness,” Ancelotti said at a Press conference.“On the other hand, we’ve also grown because we’ve added more quality to their squad.“It’ll be a hard-fought match as we’ll be facing the best team in Europe. We hope to get the same result as last season.“As for formation, we mustn’t distort our identity and idea. We must take inspiration from the good things we’ve done and the problems we’ve been faced with.“We defended very well against them last season, and the defensive aspect is very important in games like these.“I expect a team capable of defending when necessary, attacking when the opportunity arises and keeping the ball when needed. We’ll need the perfect game.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Forest Practices Board recommends changes to compliance and enforcement program

first_imgFor more information, you can visit the Forest Practice’s Board website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Forest Practices Board has released a new report on the compliance and enforcement program in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.Forest Practices Board chair, Kevin Kriese, says the public cannot be confident that the Government’s compliance and enforcement framework is achieving the intended result of promoting license compliance with legislation.“Sufficient oversight of forestry and range activities is critical to support the environmental, social and economic values that B.C.’s forestry legislation is intended to protect. We conclude that the public cannot be confident that the Government’s compliance and enforcement framework is achieving the intended result of promoting licensee compliance with legislation.” Based on the Board’s audit work, Kriese says the program does limited proactive monitoring of forest and range activities, or public reporting of compliance levels.“Based on our own audit work, we believe that overall levels of compliance with forest and range legislation are fairly high. However, we found the compliance and enforcement program does limited proactive monitoring of forest and range activities, or public reporting of compliance levels. Together, this makes it difficult to determine what the level of licensee compliance really is.”According to the Board, the evaluation was based on interviews with program staff, including natural resource officers, ministry staff and industry representatives.The evaluation found a number of weaknesses in the design and implementation of the program to address the complexities of forestry legislation and inadequate public reporting, from a lack of appropriate performance measures and targets to issues with staffing and training.The report makes a number of recommendations for improvement that will require the ministry to review all aspects of the program, from guiding policies and procedures to hiring, training and operational tools.The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government.last_img read more

Drinking linked to poor grades

first_imgIndulging in one negative behaviour such as heavy drinking can lead college students towards a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, a study has warned. For the study by researchers from Binghamton University in the US, 558 students from different US colleges completed an anonymous survey on academic performance, daytime sleepiness, substance use and mental distress. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations between mental distress in college students with substance abuse, sleep, social behaviors, academic attitude and behaviours, and GPA,” said Lina Begdache, assistant professor at Binghamton University. “Positive behaviours such as abstinence from substance use, studious attitudes and responsibility toward work and family are reflective of a brain chemistry profile that supports mood and maturation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain,” Begdache said in a statement. “We identified potential cyclic behaviours that associate with severe mental distress that are linked to a change in brain chemistry that supports substance abuse, poor academic attitude and performance, poor sleep patterns, and neglect of family and work,” Begdache said. “The novelty of these findings is that we are proposing, based on the neuroscience of these behaviours, that one action may be leading to another until a vicious cycle sets in,” she said. Low mental distress in college students was associated with no substance abuse, responsible attitude toward learning as well as good academic efforts, high GPA (of above 3.0) and limited daytime sleepiness. Mild mental distress correlated with borderline work neglect and with a marginal negative association with grade-point average. Severe mental distress correlated with substance abuse, extreme daytime sleepiness, poor academic attitude and low GPA. This change in the direction of associations may reflect the neuroanatomical and neurochemical changes triggered by these factors that eventually contribute to mental distress. The results demonstrate that manageable lifestyle factors contribute to mental health in college students, which become potentially cyclic events that may impact academic performance. “These factors that are associated with mental distress in college students are controllable factors, meaning that proper education of students may reduce risk of mental distress on college campuses, which is on the rise,” said Begdache. “It is important for young adults to recognise that one behaviour may lead to a domino effect,” said Begdache. For instance, using drugs recreationally, abusing alcohol or using “study” drugs not only affects brain chemistry but may affect diet and sleep, which may further alter brain function and brain maturity, researchers said. Reduced brain maturity increases impulsivity, reduces emotional control and cognitive functions as well as GPA, eventually increasing mental distress with a potential long-lasting effect,” said Begdache. The researchers also identified a ‘virtuous cycle’. When young adults follow a healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep and exercise), they are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol, which supports a normal brain maturity, which is then reflected in a higher GPA and responsible attitudes toward learning, work and family.last_img read more

Ohio State rugby advances to conference semifinals

Just as Terrelle Pryor and the Ohio State football team marched out of Happy Valley with a win on Saturday, the “other” football squad — OSU men’s rugby — performed lights-out on a big stage, defeating Northern Iowa 44-20 and securing itself a place in Saturday’s conference semifinals.Northern Iowa and OSU squared each other up for the first 20 minutes — in a game consisting of two 40-minute halves — until sophomore wing Gareth Williatt broke the stalemate in the 25th minute with not one, but two remarkable 40-yard runs.“Those tries were all him just reading the defense,” senior captain Mickey Franco said. “He kind of did his own work on the sidelines, broke a couple of tackles and it was just a real individual effort on his part.”In a matter of minutes, the Bucks were up 10-0.Shortly after, the Buckeye defense held and after an effective drive down the field, senior Eric Sanchez bulled the ball in for a try. A missed extra point (worth two points) by Alex Brust left the score at 15-0.Freshman Josh Holland was the next to step up for the Bucks.  Holland had been making dazzling cuts for long gains all game. One time, he sprinted to a foot within the out-of-bounds line, stopped, made a 360 spin, and then sprinted for another 10 yards in the opposite direction. He broke a 25-yard run late in the first, and OSU led 22-5 at halftime.As the second started, Northern Iowa rumbled out of the gates strong, maintaining possession with short runs up the middle. NIU reached OSU’s goal line several times but the scrappy Buckeye defense refused to break. A few stands and a quality punt later, the ball ended up at the NIU 10-yard line. There, junior flanker Chad Cochran capitalized on a fumbled punt, making the score 27-5 and all but sealing the match.Northern Iowa volleyed back but only faintly. The score got as close as 27-15, but the speed of the Buckeyes was uncontainable. Quick-hit scores by Franco, Spencer Dye and Kyle Harmon made the score 44-15. A last-second try by Northern Iowa left the final score at 44-20, in favor of OSU.    The combustive offense of the NIU game should come as no surprise. The Buckeyes bring a speedy but young back seven that starts four underclassmen, including three freshmen. Quick, elusive, and well-organized, they are the lightning to the thunder of the big boys on the front eight. In the NIU game, they scored on six of eight tries.“We’re running plays and we’re scoring,” Franco said. “Our backs have come together really well. We moved some guys around, and it’s starting to click now. We’re starting to know each other, get to know where each other are out there. … It’s looking real good right now.”Starting next Friday in Elk Heart, Ind., the Buckeyes take on Bowling Green in the semifinals of the Midwest Conference.  On the other side of the bracket awaits Notre Dame or Indiana, with the winner of the league championship receiving the only bid to the 16-team National Championships, which starts in the spring. Bowling Green — though not currently ranked — was ranked No. 17 before the Buckeyes defeated them 43-19 Oct. 31.  “We’ve been waiting four years to get that win,” Franco said. “They’ve been beating us for a while, winning the Midwest Championships.”After losing tough games to No. 3 Navy and No. 7 Penn State (twice), the team was 1-3. They beat Notre Dame and Purdue, lost to Indiana, and were 3-3 before squaring off against the Falcons.Now at 6-4, the Bucks find themselves ranked No. 23.  They have won four of their last five games, averaging 40 points per contest while allowing just 15 points per game in those four victories. Only one team will advance from the Midwest and this weekend decides it. “We feel strong, real strong,” Franco said. “We feel ready to go, real confident. We feel ready to beat whoever stands in our way. … We’re excited about [the Midwests] and we’re ready to bring home some hardware.” read more

Football Damon Webb coming off best spring into role as the man

Ohio State senior cornerback Damon Webb (7) is the lone returning starter in the secondary and will lead a young unit into the 2017 season. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorWalking off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium after a 31-0 loss in the Fiesta Bowl, then-junior Damon Webb was the only member of the starting secondary who would play another game in an Ohio State uniform.Less than two weeks later, cornerbacks Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker all declared pro and are projected first-round picks in the NFL draft at the end of April. Webb, the only returning member of a menacing secondary, has undergone a change entering his fourth and final season in Columbus.“I think that sometimes you have to be the man to be the man,” said Kerry Coombs, cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator. “And he is the man back there.”Webb was overshadowed the entire 2016 season by soon-to-be NFL draft pick Hooker, who had seven interceptions and three defensive touchdowns playing alongside Webb at safety. In his first full season as a starter, Webb was named honorable mention All-Big Ten after posting 52 tackles (fourth-best on the team), three pass breakups and one interception he returned for a score.He played in eight games his freshman season, but faced adversity during his sophomore campaign when he was suspended for nearly half the regular season for an undisclosed reason.Originally recruited as a cornerback, Webb switched to safety in the spring before the 2016 season. Now, Webb is the only sure thing at safety.“Right now, the guy who performed like a starter is Damon Webb,” OSU defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said. “He had his best stretch of football that I’ve ever seen in him, and I haven’t seen that much, but from what I’ve seen, it was his best stretch of football. He has a look about him, a focus that I think this is going to be a huge summer for him. He’s going to come back and have a great senior year.”A refocused Webb might be the best thing that can happen to a defense whose only question marks are in the secondary. Junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette are two returning cornerbacks who will assume larger roles this fall with a room full of inexperienced players. Likewise, sophomore Jordan Fuller and freshman Isaiah Pryor are two young members of the safety unit who came to OSU with hype similar to Webb’s.Coombs said Webb has lost weight, gained quickness and even called him “probably the smartest player” on defense.In the offseason, Schiano said Webb was constantly in the film room, watching his mistakes and correcting them in spring practice. When Schiano met with Webb for his exit meeting following Saturday’s spring game, Schiano left with great confidence in the senior from Detroit who’s still trying to leave his mark on OSU football.“This is it. He’s got that one year left before he’s done with his college career,” Schiano said. “You can see an increased urgency in everything he’s doing … I think he’s an incredibly focused guy right now.” read more

Pogba finally clears the air with Jose Mourinho

first_imgDuring a press conference ahead of Manchester United’s match vs Juventus, Paul Pogba wanted to clear the air with Jose Mourinho.So much has been said about the relationship between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, both men really did have major differences at the start of the season.But as the season progressed and they started to understand each other a little bit more, manager and player finally seem to have reached common ground and they are starting to get positive results for the squad.The test they have this Wednesday will be the most difficult of the whole season, but that will be only the start of a gruesome week for the Red Devils as they get ready to visit Etihad Stadium next weekend to play against Manchester City.Pogba needed to come out and clear things about his alleged bad relationship with Jose Mourinho, a smart move on his part because the squad currently cannot afford to have any distractions that will tamper with their aspirations to keep improving in every single competition they play.Pogba has also proved that he is committed to the cause, he has led the team to good results lately and is already shaking off the criticism coming from the fans and an important part of the press.We’re #MUFC – we fight until the end 👊 pic.twitter.com/x5F46GXwOi— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018“I would classify it as a good relationship between the coach and the player, it’s the same way as everybody,” said Pogba this Tuesday via Sky Sports.“I’m just the player, I do what he tells me to do because he’s the boss, he’s the manager. I listen and that’s it. I enjoy it. I listen and do it with happiness.”“I’m still playing and I’m happy to play. The manager is the one who chooses who will be captain.”“If he takes the armband it doesn’t change anything for me – I just want to play, perform, that’s my job and give my best for everybody, for the fans the club, that’s it. It didn’t affect me. Nothing changed really.”“Choosing to come back to Manchester United was my choice. Juventus were playing Champions League and Manchester were playing Europa League. I knew, first of all, I wouldn’t play Champions League and I was very happy.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I made my choice and don’t regret it at all. I know Manchester the last few years are not being at the top but I came back just to help the team and try to come back at the top so we are on the way.”“We have a lot of goals so, for me, no it’s not strange. It’s a choice and I don’t regret it all. I’m very happy to come back to Manchester United and wear a shirt and everything. I’m sure we will come back to our best,” he added.Great result, up to the next one 👊🏾 @ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/Je1Ge5OcDv— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 28, 2018“Do I look sad? I’m happy. Like I said again, I’m happy to wear the shirt, I’m really happy to come back to Manchester United wearing this shirt playing for this team, this big club,” said Paul.“Obviously when you play in a big club like that there is always talk about this club. We know anything can go on but on the pitch always happy, always with a smile, fighting for my teammates’ club and fans. That’s what I do and I’m really happy to do that,” he concluded.Manchester United is about to play against Juventus in Torino, where they will try to avoid getting one step closer to an early Champions League elimination and also attempt to defeat one of the most competitive clubs in European football today.Paul Pogba will also get a lot of mixed feelings for this match, as he faces his former club and is convinced that the Juventus fans will give him a warm welcome after the incredible spell he lived with the Vecchia Signora.Pending on what actually happens during the game at Juventus Stadium, there is no doubt that the absolute favorite to win this match is the Italian club but Manchester United is well-known for surprising top squads when they least expect it under Jose Mourinho’s tutelage.A look back at today’s #UCL training session ahead of Juventus v #MUFC! 👊 pic.twitter.com/6B75VWiQal— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 6, 2018Who will win this Champions League match on Wednesday, Juventus or Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Rewild Mission Bay event

first_imgRewild Mission Bay event KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Right now Rose Creek is essentially a glorified drainage ditch. They would like to see it treated as a park land. KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on the story. KUSI Newsroom August 1, 2019center_img Updated: 6:50 PM Posted: August 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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