Scoreboard roundup — 3/17/21

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSacramento 121, Washington 119Brooklyn 124, Indiana 115Detroit 116, Toronto 112Milwaukee 109, Philadelphia 105 (OT)San Antonio 106, Chicago 99Golden State 108, Houston 94Cleveland 117, Boston 110Denver 129, Charlotte 104Memphis 89, Miami 85Dallas 105, LA Clippers 89NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVancouver 3, Ottawa 2 (SO)NY Rangers 9, Philadelphia 0Winnipeg 4, Montreal 3 (OT)Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 1Edmonton 7, Calgary 3Vegas 5, San Jose 4Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 18, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/17/21 Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img


first_imgOBITUARY OF JOHN DAVID ENGELBRECHTEvansville – John D. Engelbrecht, 68, of Evansville, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown from a massive heart attack. John was born June 12, 1951, in Evansville to the late John A. and Bettie Ann (Groves) Engelbrecht.Until his death, John was Chairman of South Central Inc (SCI) and was the epitome of a local entrepreneur and businessman. He took over the reins as CEO of SCI at age 23 after his father, John A., passed away unexpectedly. Under his leadership, SCI grew from a small, Evansville based company into a thriving business with a nationwide footprint with diverse business holdings.John’s opportunistic nature and strong leadership allowed him to expand the family business greatly from its start as a radio and television broadcasting company to a diversified holding company that also encapsulated financial services, low voltage contracting, real estate, addiction treatment centers, and a myriad of digital media services. He retired as CEO in 2008, whereupon his son, JP, took over as the 3rd generation leader of SCI.Beyond his extensive business accomplishments, John relished living and being involved in the Evansville community. He truly believed in being a steward of the assets of SCI to serve the Evansville region, often saying he wanted to bring money back home to Indiana. Countless organizations across the Evansville region benefited from his donations of millions of dollars in cash and services during his life. Further, John dedicated much of his time and energy as a director for Citizens Bank, Vectren, Deaconess Hospital, WNIN, and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Sciences.John received many accolades over the years. Notable public honors include being inducted into the Junior Achievement Evansville Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in 2018. However, John’s greatest honor was bestowed on him by his children and grandchildren when they called him Papa.John loved the Catholic Church and was a member of St Mary Catholic Church in downtown Evansville. He was a proud graduate of both Reitz High School (1969) and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (1973).He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Mosbacher) Engelbrecht; son, JP (Allison) Engelbrecht; daughters, Elizabeth (Jeff) Cox and Nora (Engelbrecht) Ferguson; grandchildren, Ellie, Will, and Anna Engelbrecht, Myles Frazier, Sullivan, Riley, Caroline, Marilyn, and Robert Cox, and Theodore, John, and Henry Ferguson.Due to the current pandemic, there will be a private family service with Fr. Benny Chacko officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.A private burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Sciences, 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713.Condolences may be made online at LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgHow we will contact you:Please complete the “Tenant Information Update Form” at your earliest convenience and return either by postal mail, fax (812.426.2750) or by emailing it to Vanessa Baker. Rent and other lease-related payments:Make payable to Summit, Receiver FBO Kunkel SquareSend: c/o Summit Real Estate Services | 420 NW 5th St., Suite 202, Evansville IN 47708Questions or concerns related to these payments should be addressed to Vanessa Baker. Attached Below Is The Letter Just  Sent To All The Current Residents Of The KUNKEL Square ApartmentsDecember 10, 2018Attention: Kunkel Square ResidentsSummit Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that effective 12/4/2018 we have been court appointed as the Receiver and Property Management company for Kunkel Square.What does this change mean to you?Maintenance concerns and general questions about the property:Vanessa Baker, Property Manager, will serve as your contact for Kunkel Square. Her Contact information is noted below.(cell) 812.629.3527 | (email) [email protected] We look forward to serving you and will do everything possible to make this a smooth transition. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.Sincerely,THE SUMMIT REAL ESTATE SERVICES TEAMFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lease renewals:Vanessa Baker is your contact for any business of a lease-related nature, including renewals and terminationlast_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE at todays Evansville Merit Commission meeting the board will schedule a disciplinary hearing concerning the fate of four EPD officers sometime after the new year? … we feel the four EPD officers have the right to tell their side of the story with legal counsel by their side? …this is a developing story? IT TRUE we are hearing that another item on todays Merit Commission agenda has totally went under the radar of the main stream media  …this issue has to do with a 21 day suspension handed down to a EPD officer concerning the subject of an alleged suspension of his driving license?  …in the old days an aggressive investigative reporter would had been all over this story?IS IT TRUE yesterday we read an Editorial in the local paper entitled “Vanderburgh Prosecutor Punts”? …we take issue with a comment written in this Editorial?  …the comment was; “in the court of credibility,  these officers and this prosecutor failed the public trust’? …we feel that this comment was out of bounds because we know that Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann has creditability and is an outstanding public servant?  …we urge other members of the local media allow the 4 EPD officers the opportunity to defend their creditability in the court of law without prejudice?  …we are extremely pleased with the way that our “First Responders” protects us on a daily basis?IS IT TRUE its been alleged that during a recent sporting event at the Ford Center a locally elected public official had a negative encounter with his ex-wife?  …this negative encounter had to do with an alleged validation of a restraining order filed against him several years ago by his ex-wife? …we know that EPD and the Vanderburgh County Prosector office will investigate this issue without regards to the political standing of this public official?  …this is definitely a developing story?IS IT TRUE at tonights Evansville City Council meeting the merits of appointing a Deputy Mayor will be discussed?  …If this ordinance passes, Mayor Winnecke’s Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer would automatically be declared the Deputy Mayor of Evansville, Ind?  …we wonder why people are making such a fuss concerning this issue since it’s a well known fact that Mr. Schaefer has been running the City on a day to day basis for years?IS IT TRUE officials of the Vanderburgh County Health Department has scheduled a closed fact finding meeting with area elected and appointed officials to discuss the pros and cons of a syringe exchange program?  …during the old days the main stream media would had declared this proposed closed door meeting is in direct validation of the “open door or sunshine” law of Indiana?IS IT TRUE during the last budget hearings the leadership of the City Council stated  the budget could not be increased?  …City Council can increase expenditures in the budget when it comes to public safety funding issues?FOOTNOTE: Todays “Readers Poll” question;  Do you feel that our “First Responders” are doing a great job in protecting us on a daily basis?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

25th Anniversary – First Night Offers 8 Hours of New Year’s Entertainment for Just…

first_imgFireworks will delight crowds on First Night. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) First Night, Ocean City’s Gala New Year’s Eve celebration, offers a variety of entertainment for families and individuals for just $20 a person. The holiday gala features 76 entertainment programs at central locations from 4 p.m. till midnight. There will be a fireworks show at midnight, weather permitting.Opening ceremonies will be held 4 p.m. at the ice skating rink, a First Night attraction, located at the Football Field, 6th St. off Boardwalk. It will include greetings by City officials and entertainment.Entertainment includes Salazar Magic and a tribute to Neil Diamond at the Music Pier, inflatables and the Fabulous Greaseband at the Civic Center, and rides at Wonderland Pier. The lineup also includes ice skating adjacent to the Civic Center, Pinkalicious and Let’s Rock in the Ocean City High School auditorium, Japanese Drummers and the Juliano Brothers in the high school gym, popular magician Chad Juros in the high school auxiliary gym, Andrew Hink, the Billy Tucker Trio and Carl Howell’s folk and rock music in the high school Community Room.  The high school observatory will be open for the public to view the night sky.New this year: the skate park will be open with a DJ playing music (safety equipment required).The Primary School will feature the One Man & One Dog Comedy Show and Jungle John. St. Peter’s Sanctuary will showcase the Cape Shore Chorale and Sounds of Broadway.  In St. Peter’s Stainton Room, Chanteuse and Abbott & Costello will be featured. The Aquatic and Fitness Center’s pool will be open. The Library Community Room will present Ocean City History, the Horse Play Game Show, and the St. Augustine’s Prep Boys Choir. The Ocean City Historical Museum will also have an open house.The Ocean City Senior Center will feature Keith Hickman with dance music from line dancing to Sinatra and mentalist Dan Cain. The Ocean City Tabernacle will present the Harmony Show Choir and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. The Tabernacle’s Kull Youth Center lists the Allo Puppets with magic and fun and the Give and Take Jugglers. The film Little Red Riding Hood will be shown at the Moorlyn Theatre.Buy your buttons now for $20 on line at, or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave, Downtown Gillian’s (inside Stainton’s, 810 Asbury), and Ocean City Welcome Center (Rt.52 Causeway).Parking will be free in all Ocean City Municipal lots.  Jitney Service will be provided from 5 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. for button holders, operating continuously between sites. All who buy First Night admissions buttons will be given a program book with details about site locations, parking and the jitney service.First Night has an Angel Fund for those who can’t afford buttons. Call 609-525-9300 to receive buttons or support the fund.last_img read more

Hartzell, June (nee Anderson)

first_imgHartzell, June (nee Anderson) 90 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on October 29, 2017 at The Shores at Wesley Manor In Ocean City, NJ.Born in Philadelphia, PA, she had worked as an Administrative Assistant for US News and World Report in Washington, DC.Mrs. Hartzell was a member of Coastal Christian in Ocean City and attended many Bible Studies in the area.She was predeceased by her husband, E. Paul Hartzell. Surviving are a son, Keith Hartzell of Ocean City, NJ, a daughter, Debra Simmonds of Philadelphia, PA, granddaughter, Sarah May Simmonds and great granddaughter, Merin Joy Simmonds.Her Funeral Service will be offered Saturday morning at 9 o’clock from The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of service. Burial will follow in Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, NJ.Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the American Legion, Morvay-Miley Post 624, PO Box 363, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or the VFW Post 6650, 1501 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226.For condolences to the family, visit read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announces Inaugural Festival Event, ‘Flocktoberfest’

first_imgThis fall, up-and-coming jam band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will bring their inaugural Flocktoberfest to Martin’s Downtown in Roanoke, VA. The two-day event, taking place October 1st and 2nd, will feature two sets by the Pigeons, as well as performances by The Mantras, People’s Blues of Richmond, Elm, The Trongone Band, Lespecial and more.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is on the up and up after their acclaimed release Pleasure earlier this year. The band also has an extensive fall tour coming up, hitting venues across the country with jam scene innovators Dopapod. The full tour is presented by Live for Live Music, and you can find out more information about the pairing by heading here. Expect exciting content from each band on the road!You can find out more about Flocktoberfest from the event’s Facebook page, and see the full festival artwork below.last_img read more

Building a Culture of Openness: Industry Lessons From 20 Years of Open Source

first_imgAmong my fascinations with open source is its cultural evolution. Open source demonstrates how much can be accomplished when we genuinely work together. Given that 2017 is the 20th anniversary of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, this seems like an appropriate moment to appreciate some of the long-term effects – particularly in non-technical terms.Look at how much has been done! From the start, open source has been a home-grown effort. Projects self-organize. Nobody inflicts boundaries; the community makes up the rules as it goes along. Leaders step forward based on technical excellence or their ability to communicate. Individuals contribute code, documentation, test suites; they collaborate on standards and interoperability techniques.Even more impressively: Quite often everyone does this for idealistic reasons. Sometimes they are simple goals, such as, “We want software that works, and that we can rely on.” But even when individuals, organizations, and businesses contribute to an open source community for reasons of enlightened self interest, it helps other people. As Linus Torvalds commented some years ago, “Open source only really works if everybody is contributing for their own selfish reasons. Now, those selfish reasons by no means need to be about ‘financial reward,’ though.”An open community for features and functionalityOpen source has also encouraged experimentation with business models, and a willingness to fail as long as someone could learn from the experience.Once, if you had a bright idea for a new application you either had to create it yourself (a difficult prospect for anything beyond a simple shareware application) or to convince some kind of gatekeeper (perhaps a venture capitalist) to fund it. Open source suggested – successfully – that it was possible to create freely-available software that anyone could use, and the bills would be paid by support services, training, and other extras.And that was just for its first act.Back when the only enterprise software was proprietary, it would never occur to you to develop a product that didn’t have a full set of features. Everything had to be self-contained, because the application had to stand alone. Adding to the ecosystem in any way was an expensive proposition, whether it was a partner program, hardware drivers, or additional application templates.Instead, open source communities said, “You want that feature? Cool. Build it yourself, and integrate it with the application so others can use it, too.”As a result, in today’s marketplace, vendors build the basic functionality and open up the API to a development community. Users and would-be partners develop what they need, which can be anything they think is going to succeed.Developing with APIs has transformed this industry. We now take open communities for granted.For instance, reports BetaNews, Amazon has made it cheaper to build and host Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services (AWS). “Previously, developers have had at their disposal the AWS Free Tier, offering a million AWS Lambda requests and a total of 750 hours of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) – monthly, for free. However, exceeding these limits also meant monthly fees.”Contrast that Alexa adoption to Siri. Arguably, Siri has equal feature sophistication, but it’s not open. The result is Alexa getting more mindshare, not to mention useful capabilities.It’s created markets and industriesThe culture of open development has also enabled the invention of whole businesses that would otherwise be impossible.For example, drone technology has been available for a long time. But for decades, the cost of building and using drones was so high that they were only used by governments, usually in military contexts. But as the drone software opened up, the market took off. Drones made a complex technology consumable by the masses and by businesses.The same can be said for bioinformatics, where a culture of sharing may save lives. Think of people’s willingness to share their own DNA with companies like 23andMe, which use Big Data technologies to match ancestors and develop health trends. People are contributing their most proprietary information, the DNA record about their human likeness, to a community of individuals for the greater good.The openness is a hallmark of open source, and it’s a key part of cloud development. So is scalability, for both technologies and support systems. As the resources grow, so does the capability. That too has enabled business models that were not attainable otherwise, such as Snapchat and Uber.A culture of opennessIt isn’t as though these human desires to share information are something new in the world in the last 20 years. It’s among the nicest things we can say about ourselves that we humans have always been willing to share knowledge for community benefit. Certainly it’s reflected in the history of computing, such as techies sharing their designs at the Homebrew Computer Club (well documented in Fire in the Valley, should you want to know more).However, open source made sharing information a business practice, not just something individuals did on their own. An enterprise can ask an open source community to provide features and functions that wouldn’t exist otherwise – and then everyone benefits by the improvement.Oh no, not another learning experienceNot all these changes happened seamlessly or well. For example, we’ve seen open source develop the culture of valuing simplicity. Because processes are open and because everyone has an equal contribution, there’s no “boss” to turn to for an executive decision. There’s no point at which someone makes a call. When you have too many people, too much opinion slows things down. And since everybody’s voice is equal, progress on large projects can be slow and overly complex.But I like to think that we learn from experience, and that that too is a benefit of the open source culture. When we’re free to try new things, we discover what works. One of those discoveries is “how many people can create something.” For example, The Open SSL project is written by two guys (both named Steve, which does not appear to be a requirement for success). Open SSL is open for anyone to consume and share but the reality is it’s an oligarchy. Even though everyone in the community has a voice, we end up with a few people leading. Everybody gets a vote – but at some point someone’s voice has to be overruled.That’s quite a journey in 20 years. What do you think will be different in the next 20? Ultimately, I believe we will all have slightly different reactions to these ideas, so in the true spirit of Open Source, I encourage everybody to reach out to me in the comments section below, or hit me up on Twitter @quityourjoshing.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s to host ‘Battle of the Belles’ for current and accepted students

first_imgSaint Mary’s College will be celebrating the dedication of the new Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex on Saturday with the “Battle of the Belles,” a night of friendly competition between classes.The event will start at 7 p.m. at the Angela facility and will have many games for students to compete in, Student Activities Board president and senior Lily Freund said in an email.“‘Battle of the Belles’ is a battle between the classes all about class spirit and fun competition,” she said. “Each class can win points for winning games such as tug-o-war, dodgeball, giant twister, class cheer competition, balloon burst, a dance contest, Saint Mary’s trivia and more.”The Student Activities Board held a similar event in the past called “Midnight Madness,” Freund said, but this year, other campus organizations are involved.“This event is organized by many Saint Mary’s organizations including Student Involvement, Student Activities Board and Class Council,” Freund said. “By collaborating with other Saint Mary’s organizations we are able to make this event even bigger.”Student Affairs director Julie Schroeder-Biek said in an email she helped organize the event in the hopes of increasing student participation.“Between my fellow Student Affairs directors, Gloria Jenkins and Ariel Leary, we are organizing the games, recruiting fellow staff to assist and collecting a lot of great prizes for our students to win,” Schroeder-Biek said. “We want our students to participate in the fun, so staff members are running the event.”As part of the larger Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex dedication ceremony, the “Battle of the Belles” is one of several events to be held at the College this weekend. “Meet Me at the Avenue,” or accepted student day, will take place Sunday so visiting students are also able to participate, Schroeder-Biek said.“It works out beautifully that ’Meet Me at the Avenue’ is this weekend as well,” she said. “This presented the perfect opportunity to show our accepted students some Belle spirit, so our Admission Office invited them. We have had a great response: so far more than 90 accepted students have expressed interest in attending.”Freund said she is excited to include and welcome the accepted students with the excitement others will show through “Battle of the Belles,” and there are many ways for current students to participate and show school spirit.“You can participate by decorating for your class and showing spirit based on the assigned colors for each class,” Freund said. “Show your spirit for your class and participate in the games and events during the competition. There will be prizes throughout the event and the overall winning class will get a pizza party.”This event is centered around student participation, Schroeder-Biek said. There will be an opportunity for a class prize, many chances to win individual prizes and special drawings for each class and accepted students, she said.“We are depending on our current students to participate, show their class spirit and have fun,” Schroeder-Biek said. “We did not do any pre-registration for our current students. Come to Angela this Saturday around 6:45 p.m. to register with your class.”Tags: Angela Athletic and Wellness Facility, Angela dedication ceremony, Battle of the Belles, Julie Schroeder-Biek, Meet Me at the Avenuelast_img read more