BCEF attends Annual Conference

first_imgBatesville, IN—Anne Wilson from the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) was one of nearly 100 of Indiana’s public education foundation leaders who attended the 22nd Annual Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations (INAPEF) Conference in Indianapolis on September 11.Attendees heard presentations covering a variety of topics designed to improve education foundations’ fundraising capabilities, governance, operations, and community collaborations.Indiana’s public education foundations provide opportunities for donors to give back to their schools by funding teacher and classroom grants, student scholarships, and district-wide initiatives.  Education foundations play an important role in Indiana communities, connecting private citizens with public education and providing resources to classrooms that otherwise would not be possible.Statewide, INAPEF member education foundations raised more than $16 million during the past year to invest back in their districts, teachers, classrooms, and students.Since its inception 12 years ago, BCEF has granted more than $200,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation. Successes include funding flexible learning spaces at all four schools, the new Bulldog Center at Batesville High School (BHS), and numerous innovative classroom grants and scholarships.last_img read more

Carnival Cruises Downsizing Fleet Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

first_imgThe world’s largest cruise line says it is cutting its fleet in the wake of the pandemic.The company plans to eliminate 13 ships from its fleet in the coming weeks and months.Carnival Cruises owns nine cruise lines altogether, including Holland America and Princess Cruises, for a total of 104 ships.However, the company’s vessels have remained grounded since March.“They’re burning through cash, so when they come back, they might be coming back in a different format,” says Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray.Officials say the industry could move toward larger ships, which can operate more efficiently during a time of social distancing.Important update for guests on select future sailings. pic.twitter.com/uoQDiG9KPE— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) July 7, 2020 Larger ships may lose less money at half their passenger counts, when they do start cruising again. That means smaller ships could be scrapped or sold off.Carnival did not specify which ships will be eliminated from its fleet.Its largest-ever new ship, the 5,000 passenger Mardi Gras, was slated to begin cruising from Port Canaveral this year.The current goal is for cruises to resume later this year.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last Thursday that it has banned cruising in U.S. waters until at least Oct. 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

CWI Level 1 coaching programme commences

first_imgA FOUR-day Cricket West Indies (CWI) Level One coaching programme commenced yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, where over two dozen cricketers, coaches, administrators and enthusiasts will look to qualify themselves with the CWI Level One certificate.The programme is to be conducted by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Territorial Developmental Officer Colin Stuart and Kumar Rampat of Trinidad and Tobago.Stuart, a former West Indies fast bowler, stated that the Level One coaches are expected to target clubs, so that the recommended information can be handed down to the players which will help them to further enhance their abilities.“One of the objectives is to create an environment that would help players to consistently perform to the best of their ability in different circumstances and achieve their goals,” he said.Those earmarked for the Level One are: Anil Persaud, Jitlal Jowharilall, Anthony D’Andrade, Ravishwar Latif, Dhanpaul, Vishual Singh, Jermaine Neblett, Andrew Williams, Ameer Rahaman, Marvin Fitzalbert, Fitzroy Culley, Darnell Douglas, Debra Daniels, Romario Shepherd, Heathcliff Peters, Colin Bynoe, Kavita Yadram, Leon Johnson, Steven Jacobs, Veerasammy Permaul, Akshaya Persaud, Antony Adams, Assad Fudadin, Gregory Crandon, Kwasi Maltay, Kenroy Joseph, Keyron Fraser, Subrina Munroe, Clive Grimmond, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ryan Hercules, Travis Dowlin, Darien Best, Kumar Bishundial, Yeuraj Khemraj, Rayburn Gonsalves, Nadir Baksh and David Baird.last_img read more

Martin Demichelis: “Manchester City are Premier League favourites”

first_imgManchester City are favourites to reclaim the Premier League title this season, according to centre-back Martin Demichelis.City celebrated Manuel Pellegrini’s first season as manager with a double of the Premier League and League Cup in the 2013-14 campaign.They failed to match the same standard last term and finished eight points adrift of Chelsea but, speaking ahead of their league opener at West Brom on Monday, Demichelis is confident of returning to the top of the pile.”There are tough teams every year involved in the fight and what we want to do is beat them so we know that teams such as Chelsea, United and Arsenal are going to be there,” the Argentinian told Sky Sports.”We will fight against them and our intention is to win, yes, we are favourites.”Demichelis, who penned a one-year contract extension in March, says the whole team is desperate to be more consistent this term. “We left in a way we didn’t like, we could have made it, we weren’t as regular as we were in the previous season,” the 34-year-old added.”We have the quality and we are a good squad and we want to bring all this energy back onto the pitch this season.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

DeAndre Jordan is rising star for Clippers, even if he doesn’t agree

first_imgHe is averaging 2.45 blocked shots with a previous high of 2.0.His 10.4 scoring average is also a career-high, and though offense is where he is least lethal statistically, don’t think those monster lob-fed dunks don’t wreak havoc on opponents.Jordan also leads the NBA in field goal percentage at 67.4. He could become only the third player in history to lead the league in rebounding and field goal percentage. Wilt Chamberlain (8 times) and Dwight Howard are the others.Other than that, he hasn’t done a thing.“You talk about so many different awards for so many different people, I think DJ is a guy who should be up for Most Improved, who should be up for Defensive Player of the Year, all that different type of stuff,” teammate Chris Paul said. “He’s gotta get something.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DeAndre Jordan stood just off the court at the Clippers training facility in Playa Vista on Saturday. He was told by a reporter that he’s approaching star status.“Ah, man,” he said, humbly.Consider all of this: The 6-foot-11 center is averaging a league-high 13.8 rebounds even though his best average in five previous seasons was 8.3 in 2011-12. Last season he averaged 7.2.Think about that for a second.center_img What Jordan is getting is respect for the season he’s having.“I think it’s just his presence,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I mean, you just know he’s a winner. And he’s doing all the right things. You can see he’s taking a vocal role on defense and really rallying the guys around him.”It is the defense Jordan is playing that seems to stir this wonderful brew. That’s the way Doc Rivers sees it.“Yeah, yeah, I think that’s where he found himself,” said Rivers, in his first season coaching Jordan and the Clippers. “I think most bigs get confused on who they are. I guarantee you, go to a high school gym now and some coach is trying to teach the guy how to shoot a hook shot like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, not realizing the only guy who can shoot a hook shot like Jabbar, is Jabbar. No one has done it again.“And then they realize, ‘Maybe he should be a defensive player.’ And so I think DJ on his own, he’s kind of figured out who he is and how he can be a great player. He’s doing it and he’s chasing it. It’s been great for us. We get the benefit of what he’s found, but it’s just maturity that he’s found himself.”Teammate Jamal Crawford is amazed at Jordan’s defensive prowess.“He’s the Defensive Player of the Year,” Crawford said. “He’s unbelievable. I mean, sometimes we’ll get beat and we’ll look up in the air, and we know he’s there. I mean, it’s not a good thing to have, but I guess it is a good thing to have in that respect. I think his impact on defense has been as good or better than anyone else in the league.”It was only last season that Jordan was criticized by then-Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro for basically not being the dominant player he should be on a consistent basis.Growing up was somewhat responsible.“I guess maturity was part of it,” said Jordan, just 25.But Jordan also heaped kudos upon Rivers for helping him become the shot-blocking, rebounding force that he is.“Doc and the rest of our coaching staff, they’ve instilled a lot of confidence and trust in me to go out there and excel,” Jordan said. “But our defense has put me in the right situation, and I’m just taking advantage of it, that’s all.”You could tell Jordan wanted to get deeper into what Rivers has meant to his metamorphosis, if you will. And he did, even shedding that humbleness for just a few seconds.“Man, I feel like I’ve taken great strides this year,” Jordan said. “Doc, he means the world to me, to be honest. I respect him as a coach, as a man. He just makes you want to run through a brick wall for him. That’s what he puts in everybody.“And it’s not just because the way he talks, it’s how he looks at you in the eyes so you know that it’s something that he really believes in. And everybody has that extra fire because of that.”It’s difficult to measure what Jordan has meant to the Clippers, a team with the third-best record (55-23) in the Western Conference ahead of Wednesday night’s big home game against Oklahoma City.But superstar? Not yet, Jordan said.“We’ll see,” he said. “I mean, we’ve gotta win first.”It seems the Clippers already have.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma rides momentum into NBA restart

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“To have a fresh mindset, being healthy and a second training camp so to speak really seems to have benefitted him,” Vogel said. “We saw him play exceptional tonight and I just think that’s going to be a huge piece for us going into the playoffs.”It was all the more important Saturday, as Anthony Davis, who was having an exceptional first quarter with 9 points and 9 rebounds, left in the initial period after being poked in the right eye. Davis returned to the sideline in the second half to watch, but did not check back into the game. Vogel said the medical staff wanted to see how the star big man was feeling a day later.This left more runway for Kuzma to make an impact. After going just 4 for 13 in the first scrimmage against Dallas, the 4-for-4 start from deep seemed to lend him confidence as a scorer in Davis’ absence.Kuzma hopes that shot “tweaks” he practiced by himself during the hiatus could come to the fore, as well as additional heavy weight training that he couldn’t physically pull off last summer when he had a stress reaction in his foot while with Team USA.“I couldn’t be on the court for two-and-a-half months,” he said. “Especially lifting weights, I couldn’t really bear any weights lower body-wise to get ready for the season. So past four months, it’s been good for me getting in the gym and lifting heavy and getting ready, having a full training camp definitely helped.” Vogel said he’s seen the potential he hoped for Kuzma when he took the Lakers job, which was interrupted by both the injury and the swap to a bench role. Statistically, Kuzma has struggled, clocking in at 12.5 ppg and shooting less than 30% from long range.The Lakers want Kuzma to take more catch-and-shoot 3-pointers rather than pulling up off the dribble. But making plays as a ballhandler could also be more of Kuzma’s role without Rajon Rondo on the floor: At one juncture, the Lakers played Kuzma in a four-forward lineup with LeBron James, Davis, JaVale McGee and Danny Green.Vogel said he thinks if Kuzma reads the defense more consistently, that could be a valuable tool for the Lakers.“He had an intrasquad scrimmage about a week ago where he had four or five great passes in a row and I came over and I said, ‘I’m not going to tell you, “Great job passing the ball,” I’m going to come over and tell you, “Great job reading the defense,’” he said. “That’s all we want him to do and he’s been doing a great job with it.”Markieff Morris sits out, should play against WashingtonThe temptation to compare is great. After all, Marcus and Markieff Morris are alike in so many ways.So when Marcus Morris played 19 minutes in his first scrimmage with the Clippers, a natural question follows: Why hasn’t his identical twin played yet for the Lakers? Frank Vogel said that’s where the comparisons should stop. Although Markieff Morris could have made his bubble debut Saturday against the Magic, the Lakers are trying to play it safe.Related Articles LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – After 12 minutes, the Orlando Magic had one made 3-pointer.Kyle Kuzma had four in as many tries.The smooth start for Kuzma in a 119-112 scrimmage win over the Magic on Saturday afternoon was another promising sign from a training camp in the bubble where he’s been one of the most lauded players. He finished with 10-for-13 shooting and 25 points – an appropriate number given his 25th birthday a day before.Coach Frank Vogel has called Kuzma “dominant” in practice settings, which has fueled speculation that he could finally deliver on being the “third star” of the Lakers that fans hoped before the season. So far, what Vogel has seen out of Kuzma at the Disney campus has him buzzing. “He’s ready to go, he wants to play,” Vogel said. “But it’s gonna take some time. We’re just being intelligent. Each team makes their own decisions with their own players. Each player has a different set of circumstances, even between Markieff and his brother.”Morris arrived at the Disney campus Tuesday, and by Thursday was able to resume basketball activities. While he showed up to Saturday’s scrimmage in his sweats, Morris won’t be out on the floor in his jersey until Monday’s scrimmage against the Wizards, one of his former teams. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Germany shuts out South Africa, 4-0, to clinch top spot

first_imgGiulia Gwinn’s brilliant left-wing cross set up captain Popp to score an easy downward header to make up for earlier missing a great chance.Another Dlamini mistake led to Magull netting the fourth from close range before the hour mark, the goalkeeper only able to push Marina Hegering’s header against the inside of the post.After Janine van Wyk’s speculative 35-yard drive flew narrowly over the crossbar, Dlamini regained her composure to make a fine save from Daebritz before Germany twice saw a late fifth ruled out for offside.#RSAGER | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/O31VbmxwNa— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 17, 2019 Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Women’s World Cup 2019: Carli Lloyd claps back at critics First-half goals from Melanie Leupolz, Daebritz and Alexandra Popp set up an easy win that sent South Africa out of the competition, with Lina Magull adding a fourth.Leupolz opened the scoring in the 14th minute with her first Germany goal since 2016. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden to change tactics for USA match A right-wing corner from Verena Schweers was badly defended by South Africa, allowing Leupolz to plant home a simple header.It was 2-0 in the 29th minute when South Africa goalkeeper Andile Dlamini made a mess of a routine ball into the box, leaving Daebritz a tap-in, and a third goal arrived before halftime. Germany finished atop Group B and eliminated South Africa with a 4-0 win Monday at the Women’s World Cup, with Sara Daebritz scoring for the second game running.Narrow victories against China and Spain already had secured qualification for Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s side, who again showed its class in Montpellier on Monday despite the absence of injured star Dzsenifer Marozsan.last_img read more

Think She Has Great Hair Naturally? Surprise! It’s a…

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Watch: Zlatan Ibrahimovic offers his services to Manchester United if they still need him!

first_imgAdvertisement ecpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy3k4xvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ej22( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 66tm8dWould you ever consider trying this?😱oaCan your students do this? 🌚ltsmwRoller skating! Powered by Firework LA Galaxy megastar Zlatan Ibrahimovic reckons that he is still fit to play in the Premier League and joked that a return to Manchester United might be on the cards. The Swede Lion left Old Trafford 17 months ago for Los Angeles, and looks to be in fine touch with his brace in Sunday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with city rivals LAFC which also took his goal tally to 46 in 49 appearances.Advertisement In a post-match interview Ibrahimovic was spotted saying that he could still play in England,Advertisement “I could play easy in the Premier League, so if United need me, I’m here,” he said with a grin. “But Galaxy has me, so I’m sorry. I did my job in Europe. I enjoyed it, I have 33 trophies that I brought with me here and hopefully I can get something here. And then we will see where that adventure finishes” he added.The 37-year old had to recover from a serious knee ligament damage, that brought a sudden halt to his superb first season at United, where his 28-goals helped them lift the Europa League and the EFL Cup. Zlatan would go on to make just seven more appearances during his second season before heading to the United States.Advertisement “I saw the last game and I think they were unlucky. If they score the penalty, it’s a different game but a game in England is not finished until its finished. Anything can happen, especially in the last minutes where everything is in the heat of the moment” said the Swedish legend.Watch his interview here:Manchester United on the other hand, could surely benefit from someone with Ibrahimovic’s cutting edge finishing. As last weekend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.[Video by YT/BeanymanSports] Advertisementlast_img read more