‘Rise for Climate Justice in Southeastern Indiana March’ planned in Lawrenceburg

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The local solarizing team that is promoting solar energy among home and business owners in Southeast Indiana and GinnFarms (a non-profit group supporting local food and sustainable behaviors) organized this march through downtown Lawrenceburg to bring awareness to grassroots efforts that demand urgent action on human-driven climate change from our elected leaders.  With mid-term elections around the corner we want to elect leaders who will stand with “we-the-people” rather than with corporations that control energy distribution mostly with fossil fuel resources.  Together, we can demonstrate broad support for climate action and lay the groundwork for new political leaders who are willing to reflect OUR priorities.The September 8th Peoples Climate March is a collaboration of organizations and advocates, including environmental activists, local community groups, faith organizations, arts and cultural leaders, labor unions and youth organizations who are coming together on behalf of bold action on climate change.Rise for Climate Justice in Southeastern Indiana March will meet outside the Community Center on 423 Walnut Street at 10:00am with participants walking to US 50 toward the Newtown Park.  (If it rains, we will meet inside the Center and decide upon a plan of action.  Bring umbrellas to use if the rain is not torrential.)  Park at the Center or on nearby streets.  At Newtown Park the group will engage with and distribute info sheets to farmer market vendors and their customers and then return to the Community Center along the same route.  From there those who still have any walk-power left will continue to the mayor’s office at 230 Walnut Street to deliver a letter with signatures of anyone who wishes to sign the letter requesting City Council action to begin using solar energy on municipal buildings ASAP.  For those who want to join this grass-roots event, but find it difficult to walk the route, please join the group at the park.The marchers will return to the Community Center and can disperse or stay awhile at the Center to share their concerns and insights as to how to encourage bold climate action in their cities and towns.  We will be asking the Mayor and City Council to commit to supporting clean energy resources beginning with municipal buildings.  We also hope that our state representatives will take this message to heart in their deliberations.Please make your own posters to carry so people watching us will know why we are marching.  Write your own messages or select from below:last_img read more

Ancelotti aiming to upset Liverpool once again, this time for Everton

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win When Carlo Ancelotti took over at Everton last month, the Italian already had an eye on Sunday’s FA Cup third round Merseyside derby against runaway English Premier League leaders Liverpool. Ancelotti, at his previous club Napoli, managed to do what no other manager in England has achieved this season — beat Juergen Klopp’s side. Liverpool lost 2-0 in Naples in the UEFA Champions League in September and followed that up with a 1-1 draw in the return game at Anfield. That was the only time the Reds have not won at home this season. The only other defeat for Liverpool this season came in the EFL Cup when the club were forced to play a youth team against Aston Villa. This was due to their first team being on duty at the Club World Cup in Qatar. “The Evertonians know my record against Liverpool, they will be happy with this,” Ancelotti said when he was unveiled as manager. “It’s a big rivalry here and a big motivation for us. I have a really good relationship with Juergen Klopp. It is always exciting playing against them. “Of course, I have beaten them, but they are not used to losing. It was a good day for me. I know how much Evertonians want to beat Liverpool. “It’s not mission impossible, nothing is impossible in football,” he added. Everton have responded well to the arrival of Ancelotti, who replaced the sacked Marco Silva. They have enjoyed wins in the Premier League over Burnley and Newcastle United before Wednesday’s loss at Manchester City. Liverpool could feature their new Japanese forward Takumi Minamino, signed from Salzburg. He had impressed so much against Klopp’s team in the UEFA Champions League, where he also came up against Ancelotti’s Napoli. The derby is the standout game of the third round which traditionally provides plenty of upsets with top-flight teams pitted against lower league opposition. Coming after a hectic spell of festive games, many managers will be tempted to rotate their squads and give chances to fringe players, which could offer the chance for surprise outcomes. Among the ties which feature Premier League sides against those from down the English football pyramid is the one having Steve Bruce’s Newcastle travel to third-tier (League One) Rochdale on Saturday. Holders Manchester City take on League Two (fourth tier) Port Vale while West Ham United and Burnley face League One opponents in Gillingham and Peterborough. Monday sees a fascinating encounter between Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Championship (second tier) leaders Leeds United coached by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa — a repeat of the 1972 FA Cup final. Championship (second tier) club Preston North End, twice FA Cup winners, host the Premier League’s bottom club Norwich City while Nottingham Forest, fourth in the Championship, travel to Chelsea.Tags: Carlo AncelottiEvertonFA CupLiverpoollast_img read more

Nationals and zones

first_img admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts BAR HARBOR — At the end of this week, Kristoph Naggert and Leila Johnston will be swimming at the Eastern Zone All-Star Meet for the state of Maine in Rochester, N.Y. They will be swimming in the fastest age-group meet in the world and are likely to be competing against some future Olympians. Beginning next Monday, Ian Carbone, Michael Breen, Ty Onda, and Cullen O’Brien will be swimming at the YMCA Nationals in Fort Lauderdale Fla. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Haiti trounce Antigua & Barbuda 4-0 to take Caribbean Under-20 title

first_imgWILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Roberto Louima and Ronaldo Damus scored two goals each as Haiti earned a 4-0 win over Antigua & Barbuda in the final of Caribbean Under-20 qualifying on Sunday at the Stadion Ergilio Hato.With the victory, the Haitians completed the competition — which started in June and qualified five teams to the next year’s CONCACAF Under-20 Championship – unbeaten with a 7W-1D-0L record.A pair of goals by Louima (21’, 38’) gave Les Grenadiers a 2-0 lead at halftime and then Damus (47’, 85’) struck twice to increase his finals total to a team-best six tallies.Antigua & Barbuda was shutout for a second straight game, losing for the first time in the tournament (4-3-1).In the match for third place, Mikiel Thomas struck with two minutes left in normal time to propel Bermuda past Trinidad & Tobago, 2-1. Knory Scott (44’) gave the Bermudians a 1-0 lead late in the first half, only for Josh Toussaint (49’) to level just minutes after the break.Each of the four sides had previously secured places in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship slated to be played in Costa Rica from February 17-March 5.The other participants in the 12-team field are: the host nation, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, St. Kitts & Nevis and the United States.last_img read more

Krautman out for Wagner game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 12, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Kicker Ross Krautman will not play in Syracuse’s home opener against Wagner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference on Thursday.“Ross has got an injury that they’re trying to get a good diagnosis on, but it’s something that’s been chronic now,” Shafer said. “Something he’s been fighting for the last two years. So I feel really bad for Ross.”Krautman, a senior, missed time during training camp with a strained groin, but it’s unclear if this is a re-aggrevation of that injury or another ailment all together. Through two games Krautman is 1-of-2 on field goals this season, and missed a PAT against Northwestern last week.Sophomore Ryan Norton will fill in as SU’s starting kicker against the Seahawks. He regularly takes kickoffs for the Orange and has a strong leg, but struggled at times with accuracy during training camp.“Norton will be ready to kick,” Shafer said. “He’s had a good week of preparation. Hopefully we can put him in some good situations where it’s extra points more than field goals this week.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Record funds raised

first_imgUSC recently passed the $4 billion threshold in its $6 billion fundraising campaign, a feat achieved only by five universities in history.The campaign, known as The Campaign for USC and spearheaded by President C. L. Max Nikias, has a goal to raise $6 billion by June 2018. With Nikias at the helm, USC has raised the $4 billion in just four and a half years.“I share this news with great pride and gratitude, as it represents the collective efforts and dedication of the entire Trojan Family,” Nikias said in a letter to the USC community. “With gifts coming from every corner of the world, and every constituent group in our community.”According to Nikias, his main goal in raising the funds is to improve academics at the university. $1.4 billion of the $4 billion has been allocated to the university endowment, which helps increase student financial aid and scholarships.“In the last four and a half years alone, this endowment has allowed us to create 77 new faculty chairs,” Nikias said. “In addition, of the money raised, $2.1 billion has advanced other academic priorities, comprising faculty research programs, research institutes, school-based programs, and the medical enterprise, including pediatric research and care.”Nikias also noted that 2014 broke records for USC Athletics, raising an unprecedented $280 million despite the end of the NCAA sanctions this year.Despite the achievements in fundraising, Nikias stressed the importance of continuing the momentum.“I must emphasize that now is not the time to become complacent,” Nikias said in the letter. “We still have $2 billion left to raise, and the final stretch of any campaign is always the most difficult.”USC has also maintained its ranking as third in fundraising among American universities, behind Harvard University and Stanford University, according to the survey done by the Council for Aid to Education.The university raised $732 million in 2014, Stanford — last year’s top fundraiser — raised $928.4 million — and Harvard — last year’s runner-up for top fundraiser — raised $1.16 billion.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers fall to Southern Illinois University-Evansville 2-0

first_imgThe struggles continued at home for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team as they dropped another match at McClimon Complex, losing 2-0 to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Tuesday night.All four games at McClimon have resulted in shutouts for the Badgers, leaving a lot of uncertainty for a team hosting the 10th-ranked Maryland Terrapins Sunday.UW head coach John Trask was not happy with the team’s performance.“This is not what you expect from this group of players, and I’ll take full responsibility for that,” said Trask. “Sometimes it can be easier to focus on the road, but at the end of the day you have to handle your business at home.”Trask said he was embarrassed for the home crowd of 412, which he commented was solid for a Tuesday night, adding that the team needs to do better for them in the future.Most of the problems scoring Tuesday didn’t stem from their inability to finish, but their lack of opportunities for time-and-room shots. Despite five total shots in the game by the Badgers, only one was on goal, leaving SIUE goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo relatively untested in the match. Their defense was able to hold off much of the cougar attack in the first half until Devyn Jambga snuck through to put in a header with three minutes left before halftime.The second half remained pretty consistent with the Badgers recording only one more shot and the cougars notching one more goal late during a big press by the Badgers. Opportunities were slim to none in the game as a whole, but Wisconsin came out with a renewed fight in the second half and put the pressure to defend on SIUE.Several promising crosses went through the box but were unable to find the finishing touches the team needed to level the game. The Badgers’ best opportunity came from a volley by midfielder Drew Conner in the 59th minute from just outside the box, but the Cougar keeper stopped the shot with sound ball control.The last goal by Garet Christianson in the 86th minute brought a sizzling close to the match.Trask attributed much of Wisconsin’s offensive inefficiency to the amount of traveling the team has done recently. The Badgers’ game against SIUE was their first game back in Madison since a four-game away stretch. They’ll have a chance to settle it as four of their next five games are in Madison.“We were hoping by getting the guys together for a walk this morning and showing them some video they would be ready,” said Trask, “but bottom line — they just weren’t firing today.”One bright spot for the Badgers came from their consistent freshman defenseman Sam Brotherton, who proved to be a dominating force for much of the game. Trask said he thought the defense remained relatively rigid behind the play of Brotherton.But going forward the team needs to play with more passion, Trask said.“We will play with some passion Sunday. I can guarantee you that,” Trask said. “We would like to come out with some better play as well. I know these guys — I believe in these guys — but that wasn’t the Badgers tonight.”The match against Maryland kicks off at noon Sunday, Sept. 27 at McClimon and will be televised on BTN.last_img read more

‘The big leagues’: Looking back at SU’s 5 years in the ACC

first_img“He hates NC State,” Hunt said. “Every time we play them it’s, ‘This one’s for you coach.’”After the game, the Orange’s first ACC win — the Orange bested the Wolfpack 24-10 — Hunt and his teammates handed Hicks the game ball. He was in tears.SU field hockey had a similar moment of glory, this time on the biggest stage. Manley said she, former goalkeeper Jess Jecko and Emma Russell had discussed winning a championship since freshman year. In Manley’s freshman year playing in the Big East, SU played UNC in the nonconference. The Tar Heels, a fast-paced team that always seemed to hover at the top, was her first peek at an ACC opponent, and the Orange found themselves a target.Three years later, after years playing in the snow for practice, Manley, Jecko and her teammates all fought smirks as the clock dwindled down from 30 seconds on a “below freezing,” Manley said, Nov. 22 day. The Orange defeated UNC, 4-2, for the national championship, toppling a program it had targeted years earlier. Manley and Jecko dropped to the ground and cried, their dream realized.Katherine Sotelo | Staff PhotographerRoos Weers (left) and Lies Lagerweij hold up head coach Ange Bradley after winning the national championship.Throughout five years in the ACC, SU’s tenure is highlighted by shining moments — more recently, SU football’s wins over defending national champion Clemson in 2017 and Virginia Tech in 2016.As Cooney recollects his time, he can’t help but think back to that charge call. His best ACC moment was beating Duke at Cameron Indoor the following year. The sting of the loss set the tone for the games ahead, and the game was the beginning of something greater.Five years into the tenure, Gross looks ahead five more.“I think there’s a beautiful platform there to be terrific,” Gross said. “In five years, they should be looking pretty good.”CLARIFICATION: The $25.3 million dollar conference payout by the ACC in 2017 was reported by Syracuse.com CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Darryl Dockery was missnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2018 at 7:05 p.m.A split second before one of the most infamous moments in Syracuse history, Trevor Cooney hopped. The then-redshirt sophomore slipped into the corner and followed the play as CJ Fair made a quick move toward the baseline in the final seconds against Duke on Feb. 22, 2014.“It all happened so fast,” Cooney said.As Cooney settled in the corner, Fair rose up, and with his right hand, put the shot in. Fair’s momentum carried him into Cooney’s chest. Without realizing the whistle that had signaled a charge, called off the basket and sent SU head coach Jim Boeheim into a frenzy, Cooney had instinctively begun a celebration that would be cut off almost immediately.The Duke fans screamed in response to the call. Cooney — who had spent two seasons as a member of a Syracuse Big East squad— was now firmly in the thick of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. Leaving behind the history and tradition of the Big East following SU’s move in 2013 was not easy. It even bothered SU’s then-athletics director Daryl Gross.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince the move, Syracuse athletic teams have won two national championships (field hockey and men’s cross country), 13 team ACC championships and 17 individual ACC championships. The men’s basketball team has made three trips to the Sweet 16, with two of the trips ending in the Final Four (2014 and 2016). SU received a school-record $25.3 million conference payout by the ACC in 2017, per Syracuse.com.Still, Cooney wonders if Fair’s play was a block or a charge. He still watches the play now and realizes it could have easily gone the other way. The Orange were in the midst of a record-breaking season where they began 25-0. A win at Cameron Indoor Stadium could have swept the season series against the historic Duke team in SU’s first year in the new conference.In the Big East, the Orange played many of their games in NBA arenas, Cooney said. But in Cameron Indoor, he said the on-campus environment elevates the game.After realizing the impact of the play, Cooney walked back with his hands help atop his head. Suddenly, it all felt real.“We’re leaving a really good conference to go to another really good conference,” Cooney said. “Nothing changed.”Daily Orange File PhotoFormer Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas blocks a shot during a game against Duke in 2014.‘Crumbling Island’In 2005, the Big East expanded to 16 teams following a mass college-basketball conference realignment. Questions immediately emerged about its sustainability due to the lack of a TV contract, former SU athletics director Daryl Gross said.Gross listened to phone calls inquiring about SU’s future conference home. An offer from the Big 10 was on the table for SU, and the Big 12’s new media deal paved the way for negotiations within the Big East. The Big East made an offer that Gross was ready to accept.“It could have been the power-six,” Gross said referring to the famed Power Five structure.But underlying problems within the Big 12’s reported deal caused the Big East’s plans to fizzle. Gross said the Big 12’s reported figure for its conference TV deal included the individual media deals from the schools within the conference, which significantly raised the value of the agreement. When Big East teams tried to hold out, the conference slowly pulled away. To understand the financial aspects of the deal, Gross would frequently talk on the phone with current SU athletics director John Wildhack — then an ESPN executive with an expansive knowledge of media deals.But the Big East had history and tradition Syracuse was leaving behind. A move would be for money. “Let’s be honest,” former SU lineman Omari Palmer said. “It was 100 percent about money.”“That, to me, was a really challenging time. Because most people wouldn’t understand the move,” Gross said. “Breaking up tradition like that is never something that someone wants to see.”“Do you stay here on this crumbling island?” Gross added.SU had to do what was right: for the business, for sustainability, for the future of SU Athletics.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorIn late 2011, Gross received a call from ACC executives. A board meeting would take place in Beverly Hills, California, that weekend. The school could vote on and declare its intentions to move conferences. The whole process took just one week, two weeks tops, Gross said.Gross maintains that the move was the right decision, and staying put would have been “horrendous.” The Big East wasn’t the same — West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Louisville, Rutgers and Connecticut all eventually followed Syracuse out.Gross brought up Connecticut as an example. A strong program before the realignment, going to the American Athletic Conference was a far less lucrative move than Syracuse’s move to the ACC and didn’t provide the same financial boost. Following the move, Syracuse increased operational budgets, coaching salaries and its academic profile. Palmer said transport and hotels for away games improved.“We were built for championships,” Gross said, “but now this gives us an even better chance.”Learning to competeCharlottesville, Virginia; Durham, North Carolina; Tallahassee, Florida. Suddenly, Syracuse was thrust into a conference which had something it always lacked: warm weather.“I don’t think it’s ever easy to bring someone up to Syracuse,” Palmer said. “You have these kids from Syracuse who’ve never seen snow, and when you come to Syracuse, you’re going to see a lot of snow.”The Orange sold players on the idea of traveling to southern states to play. Indoor practice facilities like Ensley Athletic Center allowed more development in temperature controlled areas, but former SU field hockey player Alyssa Manley said some of the field hockey practices are in the snow.To compete in recruiting, former SU quarterback Terrell Hunt said the Orange embraced a bit of an underdog role. If players came to Syracuse, despite playing in the ACC, there would be an opportunity to play. Manley said the Orange did best when the recruits came and met the team.SU athletes were now Power Five athletes. Hunt remembers one phone conversation with his step dad, Darryl Dockery. Due to distance, it was difficult for Dockery to watch Hunt play.“Hey, how would it sound if you could watch more of me on national TV?” Hunt remembered he asked.“That would be great,” Dockery responded.“Well, we’re moving to the ACC.”On Oct. 12, a cold and rainy day, the conditions didn’t give Hunt much to work with against NC State. His throws were off, and the rain seemingly never stopped. Still, the Orange found success through the running game.Will Hicks, SU football’s former strength and conditioning coach and current executive coordinator of the Varsity Club and athletic alumni engagement, is a graduate of NC State and worked there for 10 years after leaving school. Hicks thought the Wolfpack would give him a new job, Hunt recalled. They didn’t. Published on August 26, 2018 at 11:26 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearycenter_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe wants massive support for Kenichi

first_imgA board member of Accra Hearts of Oak Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe has called on the followers of the club to give massive support to coach Keninchi Yatsuhashi in the 2015/16 Ghana Premier league.Hearts made a flying start to their campaign with a 1-0 win over New Edubiase at the Accra Stadium on Sunday.Hearts coach Keninchi Yatsuhashi has since been trending for all the good reasons.The followers of the club have lauded the Japanese American who many heavily criticised his appointment as coach of the club.Dr Tamakloe who also criticised Yatsuhashi wants the club to back him to do well in the league.“I must say the coach has done well, I was a bit critical when he came in but as said earlier he looks like somebody who is a long term coach in the sense that it will take some time for the boys to know what exactly he wants to impart to them,” he told Joy Sports “He has been consistent and built the boys physically well and they are gelling nicely than before and i will say more grease to his elbow.“This is the time for all Phobians to come together and support the coach and the boys.Hearts will be away to the Tarkwa T and A park where they will take on Medeama SC on matchday two.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Awuku-Darkoh, Ricks, Guevara Garner Soccer Weekly Awards

first_imgDefensive Player of the Week: Kristen Ricks, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Keller, Texas Honorable Mention: April Trowbridge, Northwestern State; Katelyn Termini, Stephen F. Austin; Jessica Nevils, Houston Baptist; Jamie Raines, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Carli Arthurs, Stephen F. Austin; Baylii Bieke, Houston Baptist; Sofia Olsson, Southeastern Louisiana. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Connie Awuku-Darkoh and Kristen Ricks and Houston Baptist’s Alanis Guevara are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Awuku-Darkoh continued her recent hot streak, scoring a pair of goals in Central Arkansas’ Southland opener against Sam Houston State. The junior from Surrey, British Columbia, fielded a pass from Kristen Ricks and buried it inside the right post to start the scoring for the Bears in the 19th minute. She connected again in the 48th minute from a ball from Ricks again, winning a foot race to inside the box to tap one home from close range. In her last four games, including wins against teams from the SWAC, Sun Belt, Summit and the Southland conferences, Awuku-Darkoh has four goals and three assists. Guevara was a wall on Saturday, being called upon 10 times to make saves en route to the double-overtime shutout win over Abilene Christian. The clean sheet was the senior’s second of the season. The Cedar Park, Texas, native leads the league in total saves (52) and saves per game (6.50). The Bears’ duo of Awuku-Darkoh and Ricks linked up twice in Friday’s 5-0 win over Sam Houston State (1-6-1, 0-1 Southland) to commence the Southland season. UCA (6-2-1, 1-0) returns to the pitch Friday to face defending conference champion Lamar (4-3, 0-0) in Beaumont at 7 p.m. CT before staying on the road Sunday for a contest with McNeese (6-4, 0-1) at 1 p.m. Goalkeeper of the Week: Alanis Guevara, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Cedar Park, Texas Offensive Player of the Week: Connie Awuku-Darkoh, Central Arkansas – Jr. – Surrey, British Columbia Guevara opened the league slate with a 1-0 shutout victory between the pipes in 107 minutes of work against Abilene Christian (5-3, 0-1). The Huskies (3-5, 1-0) host Stephen F. Austin (3-3, 1-0) and Sam Houston this weekend, taking on the Ladyjacks on Friday and the Bearkats on Sunday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.  Ricks proved her value to the Central Arkansas lineup on both sides of the ball in the team’s conference opener versus Sam Houston State. Posting the most minutes for the Bears’ backline, Ricks led a UCA defense that recorded its league-leading fifth shutout of the season. The senior from Keller, Texas, helped limit the Bearkats to just three shots on goal. She also made an impact on the UCA attack, pushing forward from her left back position to ignite Bears’ offense, twice playing balls to Connie Awuku-Darkoh for goals. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Maddie Talbot, Stephen F. Austin; Lauren Mercuri, Central Arkansas; Nadine Maher, Southeastern Louisiana. last_img read more