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Leising authors resolution to honor FFA members

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising recently honored members of the Future Farmers of America with Senate Concurrent Resolution 6.During FFA Week, SCR 6 recognizes the organization, which was established in 1928, for its work to advance the quality of agriculture education locally and nationally.The FFA is an important organization for students in Indiana and nationwide. As a farmer, Leising understands the impact this organization has on preparing youth for agriculture-related careers. The group continues to dedicate efforts to tirelessly better communities and the state.FFA Page Day, which is held during FFA Week, gives more than 60 FFA members the chance to tour the Statehouse, learn about state government and meet with legislators.FFA Week gives members, alumni and sponsors a chance to advocate for agricultural education. The organization is made up of 653,359 members, encompassing all 50 states and two U.S. territories. More than 12,500 members reside in Indiana.last_img read more

Morris wins again at I-37 By J.M. Hallas

first_imgMorris went around Bednarz on the high side then ducked under Campbell to snag the top spot on lap four. After a late caution, he pulled away as Rick Green and P.J. Egbert ran side-by-side second. This left Morris uncontested at the checkers while Green edged out Egbert for second.  “I knew it was going to be tough,” said Morris. “There’s quite a few good guys here. I feel like I had to work a little more for that one than the first one. It makes it all that much sweeter.”  Chris Morris motored to another IMCA Modified victory Saturday at I-37 Speedway. (Photo by J.M. Hallas) “Seeing P.J. (Egbert) roll in puts a little pressure on. We ran against him at Heart O’ Texas (in Waco) last night and he beat us,” Morris continued. “He just got in a Lethal car, too, and I know how good these cars are. I knew he’d be good competition and I have fun racing with him.”center_img Morris was able to move up quickly and get early leaders Landon Bednarz and Jamie Campbell then motor away for the win.  PLEASANTON, Texas (May 18) – After earning his first-ever IMCA Modified feature win early last month, Chris Morris returned to the scene and picked up I-37 Speedway win number two, his third of the sea­son, Saturday night. last_img read more

Despite Kobe Bryant’s late-game heroics, Lakers fall to Knicks in 90-87 loss

first_imgThe ingredients seemed in place for the Lakers to experience another game filled with both nostalgia over Kobe Bryant’s past and promise over the franchise’s future.Bryant would square off against his close friend Carmelo Anthony, whom Lakers coach Byron Scott called “the most gifted offensive player I’ve seen in a long time.” Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell and with Knicks rookie center Kristaps Porzingis also would try to top in each other in what Russell called a “statement game.” But for the first 46 minutes, all of those ideas just became nice storylines. The Lakers’ 90-87 loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday at Staples Center ended with a frenetic finish. Bryant’s baseline jumper rimmed out with the game tied at 87-87 with 9.3 seconds left, overshadowing the two turnaround jumpers he had made moments earlier. Anthony made two 3-pointers that Scott called “gigantic” and a jumper over Lakers rookie forward Larry Nance Jr despite Bryant giving him several tips on footwork, positioning and angles. “He’s an All-Star for a reason,” Nance said. “I was getting a hand up and he was knocking them down.”But Bryant defended Anthony on the final possession and did not allow him to get the ball. “As soon as they lined up, I said ‘Melo you’re not going to touch the ball,’” Bryant said. “‘I’ve hit like 10 game winners in this particular lineup. I know where you’re going. You don’t have a chance. Somebody else is going to have to make it.’”Too bad someone did. On a broken play, Knicks guard Jose Calderon hit a 26-foot 3-pointer that gave the Knicks a 90-87 lead with .2 seconds left. The Lakers did not have time to respond. “When he was going to the corner, he was probably thinking about how he was going to get that shot off,” joked Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis, who coached Bryant both as an interim coach and in various assistant roles. “He was searching for a way to get it done.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img That exciting ending masked an otherwise ugly affair. Anthony (26 points on 10-of-20 shooting) topped Bryant (14 points on 5-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes). Russell had a quiet night (four points on 1-of-7 shooting and two assists in 22 minutes), while Porzingis missed the game with a stomach bug. Russell also sat out late in the game partly because of the reserve’s resurgence.“I just couldn’t make a shot. I struggled a little bit on the offensive end,” Russell said. “Coach went with who was bringing that energy and making stuff happen.” There still marked some moments. Before tipoff, Bryant hugged Anthony and Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic, who helped the Lakers secure Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals with two key free throws. Bryant immediately drew a foul on Vujacic on the first play.“I said, ‘Sasha you’ve seen me pump fake how many times?’” Bryant said. “We won championships over this. Why would you go for it? We had a good laugh at it. He’s like a little brother to me. I love that guy.”The Staples Center scoreboard then showed Knicks president and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson in between the first and second quarters, providing a visible reminder of happier times when he delivered five NBA championships here. Jackson also won six with the Chicago Bulls. That also prompted Bryant to call Jackson “the greatest coach of any profession ever.” Bryant also added, “people in New York just need to trust the fact that he knows more about the game than anyone put together.”“You don’t win any of those championships without him. I don’t think Chicago wins any of those championships without him,” Bryant said. “The silliest thing I ever heard is ‘Phil won because he had great players.’ No (bleep) Sherlock. What, are you going to win with a bunch of scrubs? That’s the silliest argument in the world to me.”Bryant then explained why with as much force as one of his clutch shots.“It’s Phil’s mentorship and ability to get guys to come to certain conclusions on their own,” Bryant said. “But he sets the table. He’s setting up these situations and relying on us to figure things out for ourselves. That was his true genius.”The Lakers (14-53) hardly looked like geniuses against New York (28-40). They posted 11 points on a 3-of-19 clip (15.8 percent) in the first quarter, matching a season-low in points scored that they also set against Golden State on Nov. 24, 2015. That left Scott to say, “we didn’t come ready to play” though he offered little explanation as to why.“You got to ask them,” Scott said. “Seriously. I have no idea.”But Scott had plenty of ideas on why Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson did not close out the game. Lakers reserve guard Lou Williams scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including two late jumpers, in his return since a week-long absence because of a strained left hamstring. Brandon Bass (11 points) and Marcelo Huertas (nine points, four assists) helped the Lakers reserves trim a 16-point deficit. “They’ve had enough experiences doing that so far. I really truly believe that,” Scott said of his young players. “Sometimes they have to understand when that unit is playing well, sometimes I will go with them. The first thing is you’re trying to win games. The second thing is to continue to develop the young guys. But they can’t expect every single night they’re not playing well, they’re still going to play in the fourth quarter when the game is on the line. When the second unit is playing well like they did tonight, I’m going to roll with them sometimes.”That led Bryant to defend Scott as forcefully as he did with Jackson.“It honestly doesn’t matter,” said Bryant, who touted the benefits from both playing and learning from the bench. “It is harder. But I went through it though. You’re not going to cry on my damn shoulder. You have to man up. You have to man up, learn and figure it out. No excuses.”The Lakers could not figure it out well enough to overcome a poor star. So the Lakers offered a game far less compelling than some of other Bryant’s storied moments against the Knicks. Bryant’s last game against the Knicks (28-40) marked a far cry from when he scored a former MSG-record 61 points in 2009. Or when Bryant entered Sunday’s contest averaging 26.9 points through 33 career games against the Knicks. Or when Bryant enjoyed “talking smack to Spike [Lee] on the sideline.” Or even in the Lakers’ four-point loss in November in what marked Bryant’s last game in the Garden shortly before he made his retirement plans official. “I had some regret I didn’t have a chance to properly say goodbye to them,” Bryant said. “I’m certainly going to miss going to the Garden playing there.”But Bryant certainly won’t miss the current losing. Hence, Bryant eyes lit up when a reporter brought up the pending finality of his career. “One month, 15 games. I’m ready,” said Bryant, who recently talked with Lakers physical therapist Judy Seto about the countdown. “It’s exciting. These next 15 games should be fun. The last one should be the most fun.”last_img read more

Anthony Davis injury update: Pelicans star reportedly suffers bruised shoulder in win over Thunder

first_img NBA All-Star 2019: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis by the numbers Davis scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists in 16 minutes before exiting the matchup. New Orleans went on to top Oklahoma City, 131-122.It is unclear if the injury will force Davis to miss the All-Star Game on Sunday, the report says. Related News The six-time All-Star also injured his finger in late January and missed eight games.Davis entered play Thursday averaging 28.5 points and 13.1 rebounds this season. Charles Barkley to Anthony Davis: Don’t ruin your reputation as one of the nicest guys in the worldcenter_img After an MRI tonight, Anthony Davis’ left shoulder that forced him to leave the game against OKC has been deemed a muscle contusion, source tells @TheAthleticNBA. Unclear as yet if he’ll miss the All-Star game. Depends on how he feels in the coming days.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 15, 2019Davis asked the Pelicans to move him in late January and the Lakers had been engaged in discussions about acquiring him. But, no deal was reached before the deadline and Davis will remain with New Orleans for at least the rest of the season. Anthony Davis bruised his left shoulder in the Pelicans’ win over the Thunder on Thursday, according to a report from The Athletic.The 25-year-old forward appeared to suffer the injury on the last play of the second quarter. He did not return to the court after halftime and was ruled out for the rest of the game.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith ruled out of third Test following concussion

first_imgSteve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following his concussion at Lord’s, coach Justin Langer has confirmed.Talismanic batsman Smith was struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncher on Day 4 on Saturday and retired hurt before later returning to resume his innings. Coach Langer was due to discuss Smith and the upcoming Test with the media later on Tuesday.Smith is returning to Test cricket in this series after serving a 12-month ban for his role in the team’s ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year, which also saw him lose his role as captain.He has been in sensational form in England, making 144, 142 and 92 from his three Ashes knocks to put Australia ahead in the series prior to his injury. The in-form Smith, who made centuries in each innings of the first Test at Edgbaston, did not play at all on day five, though, after suffering with delayed symptoms.Marnus Labuschagne was called in as a concussion substitute and made a brilliant 59 as the tourists battled to a draw to maintain their 1-0 series lead.286 – @stevesmith49’s 286 runs is the most by a player from either side in an #Ashes match in England since 1964, it’s the 3rd time a player has scored 2 100s in such a match (S Waugh, W Bardsley), he was in full control through both innings but adopted different tempos. Nemesis. pic.twitter.com/rWsWMJBprN— OptaJim (@OptaJim) August 5, 2019Smith said he was “hopeful” he would recover to feature at Headingley, but any chances of participation in Leeds were ended by Langer on Tuesday.The 30-year-old missed training with the rest of his Australia team-mates before the news was confirmed.last_img read more

Teenagers selected for first World girls’ championship

first_img Teenagers India Clyburn, Alice Hewson and Inci Mehmet will represent England Golf in the inaugural World Junior Girls’ Championship in Canada from 26 September to 1 October. All three players were in the England team which won the 2014 Girls’ Home Internationals for the seventh successive year. The 72-hole world championship will take place on the North and South courses at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. The club has hosted Canadian open championships on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. The event will be contested by 15 countries, selected by their performance at the 2012 World Amateur Team Championship. There will be a team competition, with the best two scores counting in each round, and an individual event. The players: India Clyburn, 17, (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) is the English girls’ champion and had a perfect record at Girls’ Home Internationals winning all six of her matches. She is also the Scottish junior stroke play champion and was runner-up in the Critchley Salver. She has been selected for the England team for the Ladies’ Home Internationals. Alice Hewson, 17, (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy where she also helped England win the Nations Cup and was fourth overall. She was sixth in the English girls’ championship and ninth in the English women’s amateur. She has been selected for the England team for the Ladies’ Home Internationals. Inci Mehmet,17, (Wentworth, Surrey, Image © Leaderboard Photography) was runner-up at the English amateur championship and has amassed a series of other good results this season, including fourth place in the Portuguese championship, fifth in the Irish open stroke play and fourth in the Critchley Salver. She and her partner were runners-up in the Sunningdale foursomes. 29 Aug 2014 Teenagers selected for first World girls’ championship last_img read more

Medical evaluation of Jasprit Bumrah to be done after Diwali

first_imgAdvertisement dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1ppsaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehpu7h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cjim1Would you ever consider trying this?😱hum3fCan your students do this? 🌚bx7pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jasprit Bumrah’s medical evaluation will be held in National Cricket Academy of India after the end of this Diwali season. According to the sources, Bumrah is starting to recover from his injury in recent days and the assessment of his injury status will be done soon.Advertisement Bumrah is now out of the Indian Cricket team as he is having a stress fracture at the lower back portion. According to the experts, it was because of his awkward bowling action and pressure of playing consistently for India and Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli and team management of India have filed several complaints about the stress level of Indian cricketers. However, still no steps have been taken to prevent this one.Advertisement Bumrah went to United Kingdom few days back to assess the severity of his injury. According to the doctors, Bumrah does not need a surgery and his fracture will auto heal in few days. Bumrah has started stretching and warmups since last few days. The team management of India do not want to take any risk about Jasprit Bumrah as the T20 World Cup is scheduled in the next year along with the away series against New Zealand.Neymar was willing to pay from his own pocket to force move from PSG!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Real players also receive psychological help during confinement

first_imgThe Royal Society takes care of all the details in this coronavirus crisis. It is not only about working the physical aspect in these 50 days without being able to leave home; It is also necessary to try to take care of the mental aspect of the players, that psychologically they are well prepared to live this complex situation and the progressive return to a new normality also in football. In this regard, the person who holds the key to a club like the one from Donostia is Imanol Ibarrondo, the coach of the Real’s first team, who is also in charge of working with other Zubieta athletes. He is a renowned sports psychologist who came to Real with Roberto Olabe after a fruitful job with the Mexico team.One of Ibarrondo’s tasks during this coronavirus crisis is to be in continuous contact with the players of the txuri-urdin team to help them mentally to better manage this situation. “I have been listening to all this time the word ‘I will resist’, which is linked to the word stoically, and it is a well-brought expression, because the Stoics for more than 2,000 years have been a master in the art of designing strategies or techniques to be able face adversities of life without being defeated by them “, explains Ibarrondo when asked about this global pandemic Ibarrondo explains each of his advice with examples and phrases from ancient philosophy. “Marco Aurelio, who was the most famous of the Stoics, would sum it all up in one sentence: you have power over your mind, not over external events, understand this and you will find your strength,” he points out. And adds: “Hopefully we can take advantage of this mandatory break to look inside, get a checkup, get to know each other a little better, discover your talents and abilities, and become aware of who you are being in this situation. Dedicate yourself a little to yourself.”The Real coach always resorts to small stories that have a simple moral. The one related to the coronavirus is the following: “There is a story of a scientist who was trying to fix the world, and his daughter asked him if he could help him, but at his insistence he gives her a world map in puzzle form to keep her entertained. His surprise was that after ten minutes the girl brought him the perfectly assembled world map, the girl told him that he knew nothing of the world, but that behind it was the silhouette of a human being, so I have fixed the man and the world has been fixed “says Ibarrondo. And then develops the teaching of the story. “Perhaps this situation is a great time to stop worrying so much about the world, to complain and regret looking for the guilty, and dedicate ourselves a little to our inner world, to be more patient, compassionate, understanding and tolerant; to improve the quality of relations with our people. Spending a little time caring for and fixing each person’s time a little can be decisive to fix everyone’s world. “Phrases, stories, teachings told in a slow and harmonious way that fills the players with peace and optimism, like more one has come to recognize. Any help will be little so that we do not go crazy these days, neither the players. The Real coach gives advice to the players on how to behave during these days without being able to leave home. “I hear a lot, you have to take this situation with philosophy, and I interpret it as taking it with serenity and acceptance of what cannot be changed. And I very much agree, because the Stoic philosophy summarizes it in that there are only three things that depend on us: our thoughts, judgments and interpretations that we make of the things that happen to us; The second is our emotions, which cannot be avoided and cannot be repressed, but which we have to control and regulate to prevent them from causing us to suffer unnecessarily, so that sadness, rage, anguish, fear or worry and the third is our actions, behaviors and attitudes. They are the three things that depend on us, everything else is out, “he explains.last_img read more

Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The ban for Tretyakov puts Latvia in line for its first Winter Olympic gold medal. If the IOC formally reallocates the medals, Martins Dukurs would be upgraded to gold. It would also mean silver for Matthew Antoine of the United States and bronze for Dukurs’ brother, Tomass.In the women’s event, Nikitina’s bronze would go to American slider Katie Uhlaender, who originally missed the podium by 0.04 seconds.The IOC sanctions disqualify the four Russian skeleton racers from the Sochi Olympics and also ban them from all future Olympics.Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said more sanctions are possible.“I think we can expect the same decisions for the bobsledders and the female hockey players,” Zhukov said. “The rulings are all the same.”Russia won two gold medals in men’s bobsled at the 2014 Olympics, but there has been no official confirmation that the IOC is investigating. The Russian women’s hockey team didn’t win a medal.The Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement in doping or any cover-ups and says its athletes are being unfairly targeted. President Vladimir Putin has said the Olympic doping cases are part of an American bid to discredit his government ahead of presidential elections in March.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Russia, which finished the games at the top of the medals table with 13 gold and 33 overall, has now been stripped of six medals based on evidence of a state-sponsored doping program in Sochi, including samples being swapped in the laboratory. Two of the six medals were gold.The Russians still lead the medals table with 11 gold, tied with Norway, but have fallen behind the United States in overall medals. The Americans, who won nine gold medals, have 28 overall, one more than Russia’s current total of 27. Norway has 26 overall medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIf the IOC decides to upgrade athletes who finished behind the banned Russians, the table would change again.Two other Russian women who didn’t win medals, Maria Orlova and Olga Potylitsina, were also banned. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Russian officials said all four banned athletes will file appeals.“We are absolutely sure of the innocence of our athletes and will stand up for their rights,” the Russian Bobsled Federation, which governs skeleton, said in a statement.The previous six bans were in cross-country skiing. The cases against the Russians rest on evidence gathered by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren, including testimony from the former director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratories in Moscow and Sochi.Without positive doping tests, the IOC disciplinary panel used evidence of cover-ups and tampering of sample bottles first gathered last year by McLaren’s team.The IOC will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.ADVERTISEMENT Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Nikitina. AP FILE PHOTOMOSCOW — Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), leaving the United States as the country with the most medals.Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona, Chelsea advance to Champions League last 16 View commentslast_img read more

World Bank Denies Claim to Fund New Fisheries Project in Liberia

first_imgMadam Emma Glassco, Director General of NaFAA.A press release from the World Bank has denied claim by Madam Emma Glassco, Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) that the Bank has agreed to fund a US$21 million fisheries project in the country under the West Africa Regional Fisheries project (WARFP).The World Bank clarification comes in wake of a recent NaFAA’s press release published in the local media.NaFAA’s release stated that after holding fruitful discussions with Executives of the World Bank, Madam Glassco was able acquire a US$21 million Fisheries Project that would include a modern, state-of-the-art fishing and processing facility, and the establishment of landing jetties in five targeted coastal counties.However, according to the Bank, the accuracy of the NaFAA’s publication is misleading, adding there is no commitment from the World Bank regarding funding a new fisheries project.The World Bank release further clarified that during a meeting in Washington DC, both World Bank Directors praised what Liberia has been achieved and recognized the challenges the country is facing. However, there was no commitment from the World Bank regarding a new fisheries project.The release added whether Liberia will have a new project with focus on fisheries will be determined after the new World Bank Director for Regional Integration comes on board on May 1, 2019, and a strategic decision will be made to fit the country’s priority needs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more