Batesville earns Digital Learning Grant

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Community School Corporation was notified it was awarded a Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education.“Your district has been selected by the Office of eLearning as one of the forty-eight recipients of the 2019 Digital Learning Grant. Your district presented a proposal that evidences strong leadership, a focused vision for digital learning, a sound plan for implementation, and the support, resources, and capacity to make it happen. As a Digital Learning Grant awardee your district will provide a model for others around the state in regard to digital age teaching and learning.”“Maintaining a focus in the classroom on STEM activities and project-based learning is vital to preparing students for their future success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I congratulate the awarded districts and their continual efforts to making a positive impact in their communities.”The 2019 Digital Learning Grants focused on proposals that included vetted STEM curriculum, devices for coding, robotics equipment, and professional development for teachers. Forty-eight districts were awarded Digital Learning Grants, totaling just over $2.2 million in funding. Awarded grants ranged from $20,000 to $50,000.For more information about the program click here.For more information about the Batesville Community School Corporation click here.last_img read more

The Latest: Petra Martic 1st player into US Open’s 4th round

first_img September 4, 2020 The Latest: Petra Martic 1st player into US Open’s 4th round Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:45 p.m.Petra Martic is the first player into the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open. The No. 8-seeded Martic made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, advancing Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Varvara Gracheva.Gracheva simply made too many mistakes, with 33 unforced errors — three times as many as Martic.As Gracheva’s deficit grew larger and larger, she knew more than anyone that it’s never over until it’s over: In the previous round, she trailed No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 5-1 and faced four match points before coming all the way back to win.There was no such turnaround this time.Martic now will try to get to the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career after reaching that stage at last year’s French Open. She has lost her other six fourth-round matches at major tournaments, including against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2019. ___11:10 a.m.Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium later Friday. Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena.The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. After rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (a little above 25 Celsius).___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

McCue: UW’s season culminates in surreal victory

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Surely it was just one lucky run from the fuel-injected legs of redshirt freshman tailback Melvin Gordon.Then, a bobbled pass off the hands of the Cornhuskers’ Kenny Bell found the outstretched arms of the Badgers’ Marcus Cromartie.As the redshirt senior raced 29 yards to the end zone with the ball held out for the fans to see, Wisconsin was suddenly up 14-0 less than three minutes into the game. But this could not be for real; it had to be another dream destined for doom.Then came the reality check, a moment when it appeared order had finally been restored.Taylor Martinez evaded a Brendan Kelly sack, pulling every acrobatic move he could muster to sprint across the field for a 76-yard score. But Gordon answered with an explosive run down the right sideline where he refused to leave his footing even as he climbed inside the 10-yard line, a punch-in-the-face score coming with two seconds left in the half. And so the dream continued. Saturday night, it was exactly the converse of that word – surreal – that offered the best descriptor of Wisconsin’s 70-31 thrashing of Nebraska for its third-straight Big Ten title. The offense was a highlight-reel machine, and a 32-point lead had Wisconsin all but crowned champions by halftime.But at Lucas Oil Stadium, the dream continued, growing more unbelievable with each miraculous score. This could not be the same team that dropped three of its last four games in overtime, the one whose defining lapse was closing out games after building promising leads. This time around, finishing was never even an issue. The crushing of the Big Red – who had just two losses coming into the game – was so dominating that UW eluded its most prevalent hurdle by never needing to jump it.“Last game we kind of dropped the ball a little bit and let Nebraska rally back,” said Gordon, who finished with a game- and career-high 216 yards on nine carries (that’s 24 yards per touch). “But we just tried to keep our foot on the pedal this time.”Keep the foot on the gas Wisconsin did, piling up another 28 points in the second half. When it mattered most, when the stakes were at their highest and a 7-5 team eyed a third-straight New Year’s in Pasadena, it finally fit the puzzle pieces together.There were moments this season when the offense soared, when Joel Stave looked like the savior for a team with which fans increasingly lost patience. There were moments when the defense looked like it could stop the Big Ten’s best offenses, shutting down opponents in the red zone with impressive vigor.Players offered the simplest of explanations for what created this shocking offensive explosion. The eight rushing touchdowns and 539 yards on the ground? Those were the product of everyone from offensive linemen to wide receivers finishing out their blocks, driving defenders down the field as Ball, Gordon and James White blazed their way into the end zone.The trick plays, including a pass from tailback White out of the “Barge” formation to reserve tight end Sam Arneson in the back of the end zone? Every player executing his assigned role and being exactly where he was supposed to be on that particular play. When Bret Bielema arrived for his pregame press conference Friday, he took the stage with a noticeable sense of excitement, as if he knew what was ahead for this team. And that vindictive win arrived when Nebraska encountered a perfect storm.“We love when people say you can’t,” Bielema said postgame. “We heard it from a lot of different people. … You just quietly store it away. Kind of walk softly and carry a big stick. When you have a chance to take a swing, take it hard.”It appeared that stick was loaded with the pain of each heartbreaking, game-winning score surrendered to an opponent this year. Bielema’s team swung it ever so violently for 60 minutes best described as pure football bliss for any fan of Wisconsin football – with stellar blocking from the offensive line and smashmouth runs anchoring touchdown-producing drives. In an undressing so thorough that Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini started his postgame press conference by apologizing to “everybody associated with Nebraska football,” it was impossible not to wonder where this team was for the last three months.Before us Saturday night was the team that matched the sky-high preseason dreams of a team rolling off back-to-back Big Ten titles. The season will end in the place all those prognosticators expected – the sun-kissed hills of Pasadena.When asked if his third-consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl would be more special after fighting through a season littered with disappointment, redshirt junior Travis Frederick countered with a quick response. “You know what would make it really special is a win this time,” Frederick said.If the offensive fireworks fans watched Saturday night were more than the perfect alignment of Wisconsin’s football stars for four quarters, I like the Badgers’ chances. If Saturday night proved anything, it was that this team is one built to not only succeed, but indeed flourish at the season’s most pivotal moments.Ian is a senior majoring in journalism. What were your thoughts on the Badgers’ dominating win in the Big Ten title game? Let him know by email (imccue@badgerherald.com) or on Twitter (@imccue).last_img read more

UEFA Nations League Debut on DStv, GOtv

first_imgMultiChoice Nigeria has announced its acquired rights to the new UEFA Nations League and a host of international friendlies.It all started from September 5 to September 11, DStv and GOtv customers will have access to 25 matches from the best European national teams who played at the recent World Cup.The tournament will be broadcast live on various SuperSport platforms which include TV, online and via the DStv Now app. General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said: “We are very excited to bring this new tournament to our loyal customers. Football fans need not be worried as international football breaks will remain packed with football on SuperSport. Only the World of Champions on DStv and GOtv provides you with a front row view of all the football that really matters.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PED use

first_img Bryce Harper backs Mike Trout comments: ‘If I didn’t mean it, I wouldn’t have said it’ Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, MLB announced Wednesday.The right-hander, 34, tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), which is in violation of the league’s PED policy. Related News “We couldn’t figure out how this particular substance got into my system,” Wright said, via The Athletic. “And at the end of the day, it falls on me to try to prevent that, and unfortunately, somewhere it got into my body, and I don’t know how.”Last season, Wright posted a 2.68 ERA and appeared in 20 games and had a 3-1 record in four starts after he dealt with a severe knee injury in May 2017.He wasn’t healthy enough to appear in the 2018 postseason as the Red Sox won the World Series, but was expected to be fully healthy for the start of the 2019 season. Wright will be placed on the restricted list, which will free up a spot on Boston’s 40-man roster. He will miss the first half of the regular season and will be banned from playing in any postseason games should the Red Sox make it that far.Wright said he was “shocked” when he found out about the positive test. last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, March 4, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Monday, March 04, 2013•10:30 a.m. Officer took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•11:29 a.m. Jennifer L. Schoemann, 36, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended, no proof of insurance and defective brake light.•Jennifer L. Schoemann, 36, Wellington was arrested on a Cowley County bench warrant for failure to appear.•4:14 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•4:20 p.m. Non-Injury accident at 4th and U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Sherri M. Wade, 43, Wellington and Roger L. Fowler, 59, Wellington.•6:04 p.m. Non-Injury accident at U.S. 81 and Harvey, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Carl W. Topinka, 70, Wellington and David A. Townsend, 74, Wellington.•6:41 p.m. Carl W. Topinka, 70, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and improper lane change in the 200 block U.S. 81, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Luke W. Nugen, 25, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal lighting.•10:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

Coronavirus breaks into the day-to-day life of Valencia

first_imgThe fear what was in Valencia with the coronavirus, having traveled to Milan last week about 2,500 people, it was confirmed yesterday. In the early morning it was made public that Kike Mateu, a journalist who follows the news of the Valencian team, had contracted the disease during the days he was in Milan.The journalist went to the Clinical Hospital of Valencia at dawn and In the first hour he was confirmed that he was infected by the coronavirus. He was admitted there. In the afternoon, four more cases related to the journalist were announced, two of these people had traveled to Milan for the game and two others had not. Faced with this situation, Valencia activated all protocols yesterday and they are in direct contact with Sanidad to make the pertinent decisions both for the match that must be held tomorrow, against Betis, and for the return match of the tie against Atalanta, on March 10. Further, All club workers who traveled to Milan have been informed of the steps to follow in case of feeling some type of symptomatology. From doors to the outside, in the club they ask for caution about the information that is happening but right now one of the priorities is that both the players and the coaching staff are safe from any contagion. In fact, the club was in contact with Health to request information about some routine acts of the club such as the press conference that this morning coach Albert Celades should offer this morning, before tomorrow’s game against Betis.In fact, until this morning they will not decide, according to the protocols that mark them Health, if the press conference develops in the usual way or if there is any kind of precaution. Therefore, The holding of the press conference was not announced, nor was the time at which the training door will open (15 minutes) for graphic media to take their images.Late yesterday, there was no news regarding the match that must be played tomorrow in Mestalla between Valencia and Betis neither of the tribute to be held at Guaje Villa. Unless there are news about it today, the match will be played as expected. The tribute is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., one hour before the game.last_img read more

Eibar train again two months after the break

first_imgEibar educated again Saturday two months after the league break as a consequence of coronavirus. The footballers of the Gipuzkoan First Division staff exercised individually at the sports activities amenities of Atxabalpe, in Mondragón, and beneath strict safety measures to keep away from contagions, following the sanitary protocol agreed by the skilled soccer golf equipment (LaLiga).Along with the gamers of the first Barça outfit, 5 of the subsidiary (CD Vitoria) participated, As a result of then they might intervene in a league competitors that was halted in mid-March by COVID-19.All of them, like the members of the technical and medical corps, and different folks concerned in the present or future sports activities preparation of Eibar, They handed a medical examination on Wednesday that included a check to detect the coronavirus. Solely those that give a adverse outcome can now be part of the work previous to the resumption of the league.The eibarrés membership determined that Atxabalpe will host the first preparatory periods for sports activities de-escalation, to be carried out in phases. Part 1 (earlier) was solely the medical evaluation, which permits reaching the Part 2 (individualized coaching). And is that originally skilled footballers can solely train individually and away from one another in part 2, which for Eibar started yesterday. Thus, as Atxabalpe has two pure grass soccer fields, it’s extra appropriate than Ipurúa, which solely has one (the annex is beneath development).Particular person and shift work in order to not get collectivelyThe session this Saturday befell with warmth and solar on a spring morning. It began at 10 a.m. and lasted till 1.30 p.m. Though the coaching in whole lasted three and a half hours, every participant spent half of that point exercising.In part 2 of the protocol, which incorporates solely particular person bodily workouts, Solely 6 athletes can train per soccer area at a time, in order that they’re distanced from one another and keep away from getting collectively. As Atxabalpe has two enjoying fields, 12 gamers can intervene at the similar time. That’s to say, it’s essential to work in shifts, as in the factories, and distributed between the two fields.Sergio Alvarez and Pedro León have been the first gamers to leap onto the pitch, They have been adopted by the remainder of the members of the squad individually each 10 minutes, as much as a most of 12 footballers in the amenities.The blaugrana gamers They’ve been confined at house for 7 weeks, every doing a bodily preparation job supervised remotely by the technicians. Thus, the return to work to organize for a contest must be gradual in order that muscle accidents don’t happen.After performing totally different bodily activation workouts on the grass of Atxabalpe on Saturday, every participant was in a position to get pleasure from the ball individually, which was a launch after a very long time with out feeling that sensation as a consequence of the confinement compelled by the epidemic.The campus will get pleasure from weekly relaxation Sunday, so he’ll return to coaching subsequent Monday, in per week wherein he’ll train day by day till Saturday. Strict prevention well being protocolThe return to skilled soccer exercise got here with strict safety measures, in line with the sanitary protocol to stop contagion. Thus, the footballers needed to transfer one after the other to Atxabalpe, in Mondragón, of their non-public automobile and already modified from house, in order to not enter the locker room. They should have had the masks on their faces (Sergi Enrich wore a azulgrana with the protect of the Eibarrés membership) and gloves, and produce your individual soccer boots.Each needed to arrive at a selected time, as in appointments to go to the physician, with the intention that they didn’t get along with different colleagues, whom they noticed from afar. Thus, the essential bodily distance was put into follow to keep away from the transmission of a extremely contagious illness.Earlier than getting into the sports activities amenities of Atxabalpe, there was a membership safety one that took the temperature of the footballers with a ‘pistol’ (an infrared thermometer) with out touching the athlete. If every little thing went effectively and there was no fever, the participant entered the sports activities complicated and went straight to coaching. If a fever is detected, like every other employee, he can’t go to work simply in case and has to go house to keep away from hypothetical infections.Inside Atxabalpe, the soccer gamers couldn’t have shut contact with the technicians both. On the eve of a coaching session, every participant receives the individualized coaching plan, which incorporates what time he ought to seem, the bodily work to be carried out, the space the place he can train, and the time interval wherein he has to do it.Coaches and bodily trainers can management the preparatory session, however from afar. Thus, the Barça coach, José Luis Mendilibar, adopted the coaching from a distance and with a masks; similar to the bodily coach, Toni Ruiz. The coaching is behind closed doorways, with out spectators, and journalists can’t attend.Once they end their process, the athletes have to go away with out showering at house and in the similar garments with which they’ve educated. Earlier than leaving the place, they gather a bag containing the clothes (T-shirt, pants, and stockings or socks, along with the masks and gloves) that they may use in the subsequent preparatory session. As soon as at house, the gamers must comply with the sanitary protocol, taking off the used clothes and placing it in a bag that they may take to the subsequent enterprise day to Atxabalpe, the place they must depart it in a bucket clearly recognized with the message: garments to disinfect. So, membership workers will maintain disinfecting it, probably in a washer with cleaning soap, disinfectant and sizzling water, at greater than 60 levels temperature, wherein a whole washing program shall be chosen. And it’s that from 60 levels it ends with viruses.Rafa Soares turned 25Rafa Soares, the Portuguese footballer of Eibar, turned 25 on Might 9, simply when the Gipuzkoan staff started their particular person coaching.On account of the coronavirus, the Catalan staff couldn’t have fun their birthday with the Portuguese as regular, in a gaggle and on the grass. His companions – those that agreed with him – may solely congratulate him at a distance.The left-back defender arrived on mortgage on January 31 from Vitoria de Guimaraes and till June 30, 2021 (one and a half seasons).last_img read more

Torres vows to do best for Philippines in ONE championship debut

first_imgPossible La Salle reunion as Cardona tries out for Pumaren, GlobalPort LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “I’m quite nervous but I will do my best for the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I look at Rika and I know I can take her on,” said Torres in Filipino as if she flicked a switch to turn her confidence on. “I don’t know if I’ll knock her out or submit her but I know I can take her on and I’ll do my best to represent the Philippines.”Jomary Torres of the Philippines ready to make her debut. Photo by Bong LozadaTorres looked like a wallflower in the elevated panel during the press conference but seemed at home when talking to Filipino reporters once she got out of the stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 21-year-old gamely answered in her local tongue and expressed her eagerness to step into the ONE cage come Saturday at Cotai Arena.“Even if this is my first time fighting at ONE, I’ll do my best to win,” said Torres. “I’m excited, I will fight Rika Ishige so I’m pretty excited for this opportunity.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments MACAU—She may have stuttered in the press conference at The Venetian in Macau, but Filipino atomweight fighter Jomary Torres has the silent confidence ahead of her debut fight in ONE Championship.Torres is set to fight Thai contender Rika Ishige in her first fight in the Asian promotion on Saturday in ONE: Kings & Conquerors here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LADA, Lofa Rice Processors Sign Agreement

first_imgTo build the capacity of Liberian farmers and other actors of the value chain for the enhancement of food security, the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA) on Monday, February 21, signed an agreement with two rice processors in Lofa County to upgrade their processing capacities.The two rice processors are Mohammed Kamara of the Agriculture Infrastructures Investment Company (AIIC) and John Selma of the Selma Agriculture Development Corporation.The signing ceremony coincided with the opening of LADA’s Lofa County field office in Voinjama and was attended by Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor, district authorities, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, farmers, processors and staff of LADA. Speaking at the program, the Agri-business Private Sector Advisor of LADA, Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce, said the initiative will transform the processors into industrial rice processors to provide quality and standard rice for both the local and international markets.According to her, LADA intends to industrialize rice production in Liberia in order to improve the incomes of small holder farmers.She said the selected processors are currently processing rice at 2 metric tons a day. But with the provision of the industrial milling equipment, the processors will have the opportunity to process rice to 10 metric tons, adding that it will create market opportunities for several farming communities.“As we sign this agreement, we are beginning to procure rice mills to get the processors begin operation very soon. The agreement is on a 50 percent cost share arrangement that allows the processors to take full ownership of their businesses,” she said.Mrs. Bruce indicated that Liberia spends more money on the importation of rice and so it is necessary to build the capacity of local processors to help reduce rice imports.“There are plans to build capacities of additional processors in our targeted counties during the lifespan of our project to enhance processing,” she disclosed.Lofa County Superintendent George Dunor thanked LADA for helping local farmers in his county and asked the beneficiaries to make maximum use of the opportunity.“Our county is still striving to regain its status as the breadbasket so you, as citizens, must know that you are accountable to appropriately use the resources provided to ensure continuous assistance from partners,” he cautioned.Representing the Ministry of Agriculture was the County Agriculture Coordinator of Lofa, Theophilius Baah.Mr. Baah promised his office’s commitment to work with the rice processors to access better markets. Mohammed Kamara and John Selma said that they “are grateful to LADA for the opportunity” and expressed optimism in working with farmers to improve their incomes.Meanwhile, LADA has also refurbished the shop of a local agro-dealer in Voinjama City to reach farmers with necessary services.The shop is equipped with various agro-chemicals such as insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers and other farming implement.LADA is a US$20 million agriculture project sponsored by the United States Government under the Feed the Future global food security initiative with the goal to increase agricultural income through investment in the Liberian agri-business sector in Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Montserrado counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more