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USS Gary to Start Final Deployment

first_img September 23, 2014 Authorities View post tag: Deployment View post tag: News by topic View post tag: start Share this article View post tag: americas The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to depart on an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 24. View post tag: Final View post tag: Naval USS Gary to Start Final Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Gary to Start Final Deployment View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS Gary Gary will deploy with its crew of 240 Sailors. The ship is expected to play an integral part in the counter illicit trafficking mission Operation Martillo (Spanish for “hammer”), in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S 4th Fleet and U.S. Southern Command.Operation Martillo targets illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus, and is an international, interagency operation which includes the participation of 14 countries committed to a regional approach against transnational criminal organizations moving illicit cargo.Along with the crew of Gary, the drug interdiction team includes the ship’s organic Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team providing support for the embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET). A Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) Squadron 49 detachment will provide embarked air support. The law enforcement phase of counterdrug operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the tactical control of the 11th Coast Guard District headquartered in Alameda, Calif.Gary helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas, and humanitarian assistance/disaster response.The ship is scheduled to be decommissioned after completion of this deployment culminating in more than 30 years of service to the country.Joint, interagency and international relationships strengthen U.S. 3rd Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.[mappress]Press Release, September 23, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more

NASCAR flips switch on new website

first_imgBold, interactive design hits cyberspace with fans in mind “As people wake up and log on to the new NASCAR.com today and every day moving forward, they will see that it was designed with one thing in mind: the fans,” said Marc Jenkins, vice president of digital media for NASCAR. “This digital experience is meant to constantly evolve based on user feedback, with the goal of a creating a better digital experience for our fans.”On the new NASCAR.com, the excitement of NASCAR will be captured through dynamic video, big, bold imagery, interactive graphics and the latest news and in-depth analysis from a choice group of NASCAR insiders and writers. Much of the content being produced by NASCAR.com’s editorial team will be focused on the upcoming races, giving fans the opportunity to consume rich, comprehensive event information on a week-to-week basis.“The simplified NASCAR digital platform makes for easier user navigation and maximized interaction,” said Jenkins. “And most importantly, fans will have the same digital experience no matter what type of device is being used — be it a PC, a tablet or a mobile phone.”Across the entire digital platform, there are also plenty of options for fans to further engage in on-track action on race day. The interactive live leaderboard will provide fans with in-depth information in real-time on each driver, while the popular RaceView and RaceBuddy applications will be improved for an enhanced broadcast complement on race day. Fans will also be able to engage in NASCAR FANTASY LIVE, the official NASCAR fantasy game, which will have a brand new look and feel.For fans heading to the racetrack, the new NASCAR.com will continue to serve as a great destination for in-depth information on NASCAR-sanctioned race tracks. From information on local attractions, track history, and most importantly, ordering race tickets, fans need to look no further than the digital home of NASCAR: NASCAR.com.Finally, in addition to an entirely new website, NASCAR will release a pair of mobile apps before the start of the Shootout at Daytona (Feb. 16, FOX) and the Daytona 500 (Feb. 24, FOX), giving fans an unprecedented second screen experience on their tablets and mobile devices.   •    NASCAR Mobile ’13 – This app is highlighted with content such as latest news, race leaderboard, video, social media updates, in-car audio, live data and more.•    NASCAR RaceView Mobile ’13 – In addition to the aforementioned features, this premium app will render a virtual live race environment, giving fans the ultimate tool to follow their favorite driver in real time throughout the entire race.NASCAR selected SapientNitro last summer to help design and build the platform for NASCAR’s new digital experience. NASCAR has also worked very closely with technology services firm Omnigon, which has acted as an advisor throughout the build. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Calendars officially turned to 2013 just a few days ago, signifying for many a point of resolution – a fresh start in determining a new course of action. Like millions of its loyal fans, NASCAR took a bold step by officially flipping the switch on a brand new digital experience, highlighted by a revamped NASCAR.com. center_img ALL ABOUT GEN-6Virtual tour: Inside the Gen-6 carTimeline: History of NASCAR carsGen-6 101: Five things to knowlast_img read more

Student Policy Network provides Notre Dame students with an avenue for learning about careers in public policy, advocacy

first_imgThe Student Policy Network (SPN), a project of BridgeND that pursues student/firm partnerships in public policy, has launched three projects for the fall semester.Juniors Greg Miller and Patrick Aimone said they initiated the launch of SPN after identifying a gap in the opportunities for students to learn more about careers in public policy at Notre Dame. SPN provides undergraduate students with opportunities to pursue policy research and advocacy with partners. Both Miller and Aimone said they designed SPN to be structured similarly to the Student International Business Council (SIBC).“Notre Dame does a great job connecting and placing students who have even just a passing interest in consulting and finance in those worlds,” Aimone said. “I think part of it is the existence of these student organizations that make it really easy to take a first stab at figuring out if it’s something you enjoy doing.”Aimone said the goal of SPN is to provide an opportunity for students to get a feel for a career without committing to a full-time summer internship, while also gaining real experience on projects.“There are a lot of students who have a minor that’s associated with political science or have a passing interest in politics, but don’t want to devote a summer doing an internship,” he said. “So part of why SPN exists is to bridge that gap.” Courtesy of Greg Miller The Student Policy Network hosted its first meeting on Aug. 20.Similar to SIBC, students in SPN connect with partner organizations and work in teams to develop a project. This semester, SPN is pursuing three projects: one focused on human rights abuse sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, one lobbying for undocumented immigrants to be eligible for driver’s licenses in the state of Indiana and one researching solutions to the housing crisis in the city of South Bend, according to Miller.Miller is a lead for the Magnitsky Act project with the partner organization Human Rights First. Miller said the team is drafting a request to sanction that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of State, an idea he took away from the Washington, D.C. program this past spring.Miller said he thinks SPN is an example of how youth can make an impact in public policy and governance.“A lot of these public policy firms are really interested in user input, and they don’t get that enough,” Miller said. “So the projects we’re working on are all very real world and very useful to our partners.”Aimone said he is leading a project for a coalition of immigration organizers in northern Indiana, in which SPN students will lobby the Indiana State Government to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants in Indiana the ability to drive. He said he thinks it’s a great example of what the SPN is capable of doing to assist partner organizations.“Many of these organizers have their hands full dealing with day to day immediate needs of the communities they serve,” he said. “And this is an area where the devoted efforts and research of a team of college students can really push forward something that a coalition might not have the manpower to do.”Robert Caruso, also a junior at Notre Dame, said he is leading a team of students in crafting a strategy to address homelessness in South Bend, which will be presented to the mayor’s office for consideration. Caruso said he’s excited about the local impact SPN has the potential to make. “I’m excited to see our projects actually implemented,” he said. “We’re emphasizing in our project the fact that it is so localized, we feel as if we can really make an impact, and that’s really powerful. … It gives students a sense of agency in the issues of the world around them, makes them feel as if they can really make a difference, even in the undergraduate experiences when it often feels like we don’t have any agency at all.”Looking ahead, Aimone said he’s confident that the organization will expand to take on more projects next semester and beyond. SPN will seek official recognition as a student organization for the spring semester. “We actually had more interest from [partner organizations] than our three projects could accommodate,” he said. “We’re hoping to double or more the number of projects we have next semester.”Beyond projects, Miller said he hopes SPN becomes an avenue to internships and careers in public policy for students. “While working on projects, students will get a chance to network and see what the partner organization is all about, and, hopefully, to develop internship routes and job routes,” he said.Echoing Miller, Aimone said he hopes the ND alumni network will embrace SPN, allowing students the opportunity to make connections with graduates working in the field.“We’re optimistic that Notre Dame alumni in the public policy sphere will see this as an opportunity to bolster their connection with current students,” he said. “We hope alumni will give back to the community by hosting these projects in the future and giving current students the opportunity to learn.”Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated SPN was a newly formed student organization, but the project has not received approval from the Student Activities Office. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: advocacy, immigration advocacy, nd washington program, political science, public policy, SIBClast_img read more

VEPC authorizes, rescinds tax credits

first_imgCOUNCIL AUTHORIZES AND RESCINDS TAX INCENTIVESWindsor’s Harpoon Brewery ApprovedMONTPELIER — The Vermont Economic Progress Council approved tax incentives for the potential expansion of the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor at its November meeting. The Council also rescinded tax credits for several projects that never occurred and required the recapture of tax credits from companies that have ceased operations in Vermont.MBBC Vermont, LLC (aka Harpoon Brewery) of Windsor was authorized for $83,395 in payroll and capital investment tax credits. The company plans to add capacity and jobs. The incentives will ensure that the expansion planned by Harpoon to add fermentation capacity will occur at the Windsor, Vermont plant instead of the Boston, MA facility.The tax incentives were authorized based on business activity that must occur before the credits can be claimed. The Council approved the application after reviewing nine guidelines and applying a rigorous cost-benefit analysis that projects whether the activity encouraged by the tax incentives will have a positive or negative impact on the region and state. The Council also determined that the project would not occur or would occur in a significantly different and less desirable manner if not for the incentives being authorized.”These incentives generate good jobs that pay well and increase income levels here in Vermont,” said Lawrence Miller, chair of the nine-member council of business people from around the state. “If the credits are claimed, it means that the applicant has performed as expected and invested in Vermont. The net fiscal impact is outstanding for Vermont and we’re pleased to offer these incentives.”The Council also voted to rescind, disallow, or require the recapture a total of $3,042,998 in tax incentives based on inactivity or severe reductions in workforce. The Council took the following actions:- Vermont Cheesecake Company – Rescinded $194,085 originally approved in April 2004 because a project in Chester never occurred.- New England Dairy Processing Cooperative – Rescinded $87,218 originally approved in August 2003 because a project in Springfield never occurred.- Evergreen Paper and Phoenix Paper Companies – Rescinded $592,452 originally approved in March 2003 because a project in Ryegate never occurred.- Moore/Wallace North America – Disallowed $162,167 originally approved in May 2003 because new owners are closing plant in Manchester.- U.S. Tsubaki – Disallowed and/or require recapture of $146,815 originally approved in January 2000 because parent company has closed its division in Bennington.- Homebound Mortgage, Inc. – Disallowed and/or require recapture of $1,860,261 originally approved in January 2002 because owners closed operation in Colchester.Tax credits are rescinded if the activity required to earn the credits never occurs. The credits are no longer available to the company. Credits are disallowed if some activity has occurred but there are credits that have not been earned or some credits have been earned but have not yet been utilized to reduce the company’s tax liability. These credits are also no longer available to the company. Credits are recaptured if they were earned and utilized to reduce a company’s tax liability. The Vermont Department of Taxes is responsible for recapturing the required amount back from the company.last_img read more

Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders in India, US, Other Key Markets

first_imgApple online store in India, US, Japan, Australia, and the UK seems to be down ahead of pre-orders of iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini. The pre-orders are slated to begin at 6.30pm IST and the shop pages for all products are not working. Even the Mac and iPad listings weren’t functioning at the time of writing. This isn’t unusual as Apple tends to shut down online activity every year ahead of all of its big iPhone launches. The iPhone 12 mini is the cheapest in the range, starting at just Rs. 69,900.The Apple Store India website has put up a message that reads, “The weekend’s almost here. And so is pre-order. Won’t be long now. Pre-order begins at 6:30 PM.” All of the product pages seem to be working fine and show specifications and overview properly, but when you click on the Shop or Buy button, the above-mentioned message pops up. The same happens even when you click on the Buy button for Mac and iPad products on the site. This is likely due to Apple configuring backend work to get the site up and running before the pre-orders begin. The Apple Store went down ahead of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders last month as well. The India online store was launched in September this year.- Advertisement – In the US, Apple has put up a message on its online store stating, “You’re… early. Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep.” We noticed that the online store is down in Australia, Japan, and the UK as well.For those looking to pre-order, the iPhone 12 mini price in India has been set at Rs. 69,900 for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 74,900 and the top-end 256GB storage option is priced at Rs. 84,900. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, in contrast, starts at Rs. 1,29,900 for the 128GB storage variant. Its 256GB option is priced at Rs. 1,39,900 and the highest 512GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 1,59,900.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

South Yorkshire

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West Java governor urges Jakarta residents to avoid visiting Puncak

first_imgRidwan said the West Java administration would also increase monitoring at train stations following an increase in commuter activity in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi. Jakarta and its satellite cities have eased travel restrictions, allowing people living in the metropolitan area to move from city to city more freely.The West Java administration planned to conduct random testing at markets, tourist spots and train stations that connect Bogor, Depok and Bekasi with the capital city.Ridwan said his administration was enforcing preventive measures to keep the number of COVID-19 cases low.West Java claimed the virus reproduction rate had been lower than 1 for the last six weeks, which if true means the outbreak in West Java would peter out. (dpk)Topics : Bogor Regent Ade Yasin said the vehicles came through small streets in the area as the regency was limiting travel via major roads due to the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), kompas.com reported.“I urge Jakartans to refrain from going to Puncak, because we found many cars with Jakarta license plates swarming the area. We are making sure that the area will be gradually opened for locals first, not residents outside West Java,” Ridwan said on Tuesday.Read also: ‘New normal’ exposes poor railway infrastructureHe added the administration would ask for the West Java Police’s help in limiting the number of visitors and tourists to Puncak. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has urged Jakarta residents to refrain from visiting Puncak, a tourist area in Ciawi in Bogor regency, West Java, following reports that the area was packed with tourists over the weekend.Local officials previously reported that the road in Puncak was full of vehicles coming from Jakarta on Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

Swiss postal pension fund to review membership of proxy voting group

first_img“Because I no longer want to support the [management] at Ethos and [board chairman] Dominique Biedermann is not pushing his own succession plan, I demanded his resignation as president,” Bruderer Thom told Swiss media in December.However, Biedermann refused to resign his post so Bruderer Thom and Roth, who supported the criticisms, left.In a reply to IPE the PK Post managing director said she “does not want to make any more public statements” on the subject.Her criticism was directed at the management structure of Ethos. Dominique Biedermann is president of the supervisory board, which according to Swiss law has much more powers in steering the company than a mere supervisory function.At the same time, Biedermann’s wife Yola heads Ethos’ corporate governance department. Roth was quoted by Swiss media as saying that the managing director of Ethos, Vincent Kaufmann, was “the boss of his boss’ wife”.IPE could not reach her for a comment.The staff arrangement at Ethos had been okayed by the boards in 2015 but was not meant to be permanent.At Ethos, Biedermann said he was “surprised” by the attack on the corporate governance at the foundation. He told Swiss media just before Christmas that he was considering “legal action” against the two former board members.In a statement sent to IPE he said Ethos had decided “not to communicate anything on the possible legal action” for the time being.He confirmed the foundation has intensified its search for new board members.Biedermann emphasised that the trust of other board members, as well as the members of the foundation, remained strong.“There were no changes in the membership structure”, he confirmed to IPE.Should PKPost decide to end its membership in Ethos and withdraw its 7% stake, it would still be covered for ESG consulting. Together with other major Swiss pension funds it was one of the seven founding members of the SVVK-ASIR association for responsible investing in 2015.As of January two new members joined SVVK-ASIR: Swiss insurer Mobiliar and the pension fund for the retail giant Migros. The €15bn pension fund for the Swiss mail services, PK Post, is to review its membership of the proxy voting foundation Ethos over concerns about the organisation’s governance.Françoise Bruderer Thom, managing director of the PK Post, confirmed the plan to IPE but did not give a specific date for when the trustee board will conduct the review.Bruderer Thom had a seat on Ethos’ trustee board until December 2017, representing one of the foundation’s largest members. She resigned together with lawyer Monika Roth, member of the supervisory board, in protest at the foundation’s governance.Ethos was set up in 1997 by two pension funds in Geneva to provide environmental, social and governance consulting and proxy voting services. Today it has more than 200 pension provider members.last_img read more

Standout concierge service a drawcard to penthouse living

first_img Kokoda Property has developed the stunning Chester & Ella development at Newstead.The penthouses for sale range in price from $1.75 million to $3.8 million. All come with car parks, at least three, and some with even more.Kokoda Property head of marketing Philippa Allan said there were many different configurations of penthouses available.“There are four-bedroom penthouses, some have four plus a study, and some have three plus a study. Generally it’s three to four bedrooms and some have been designed with separate lift access,’’ she said.The internal space of penthouses range in size from 138sq m to 224sq m.She said the balconies were extremely spacious. Chester & Ella, Newstead is spacious and luxurious.Ms Allan said while the penthouses were all about luxury living, residents were still able to enjoy many shared amenities onsite.She said a concierge service was available seven days a week and not a virtual service.“There’s someone actually on site,” Ms Allan said.“If you want your apartment cleaned, to organise a dog walker, get your dry cleaning sent away and delivered back to your apartment, that can be done.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“They can organise your car to be washed and if you need tickets to a show in town, or transport booked for a big event, that can also be done.”Through the middle of the building there is a communal lounge and dining space that can be booked, Ms Allan said.“There is a 20-seat custom-built table being built in the space as it’s too big to fit in the door.“Onsite there is a gym, two rooftop swimming pools with high-end cabanas, putting green and a cinema.” What a view! Check out Chester & Ella, Newstead’s range of penthouses for sale.Ms Allan said most of the penthouses had pools or plunge pools.From grand feature walls in the penthouse bedrooms, to pendant lighting in the living areas, Ms Allan said marble entries and never to be built out views were a drawcard to the project.She said penthouse buyers so far have included a family that travel the world for business and would make Chester & Ella their Brisbane base, a single man who was downsizing and a couple relocating from the Coast. The exclusive penthouse collection at Chester & Ella, Newstead is extravagant. Imagine being stuffed full of turkey, unable to move from your penthouse living area, and having a concierge at the tip of your fingers during the festive season at Newstead’s Chester & Ella.A quick dial to the concierge desk and you can have your dog walked, prawns delivered for Christmas and kept in your fridge, or a gardener organised to tidy up your outdoor area.Developed by Kokoda Property Group, the two-tower project includes 20 penthouses which have recently been launched to the market. Fifty per cent of sub-penthouses and penthouses have sold. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12last_img read more

Banned NZ book’s fate to be decided

first_imgRadio NZ News 2 October 2015 Whether New Zealand’s first banned book in 20 years remains off-limits to teenagers could be decided today.No one has been able to buy, borrow or display Ted Dawe’s Into the River for three and a half weeks, after Christian lobby group Family First complained about the content’s sex scenes, drug use and swearing.The Board of Film and Literature Review will meet behind closed doors this afternoon to hear submissions from libraries, authors and bookseller groups, as well as from Family First.It will then vote on whether to place an age restriction of either 14 or 18, or no restriction at all.Family First maintained that an R18 label would be most appropriate but said it would be satisfied with an R14 restriction.The group’s national director, Bob McCoskrie, said the book contained references to illicit drugs, sexual grooming of young people and offensive language.He also wanted an investigation into the then-deputy chief censor, who made the call to remove the R14 restriction in the first place, and criticised current chief censor Dr Andrew Jack for continuing to support the book being free of an age restriction.“The censor is guilty of minimising a number of harmful themes in the book, including sexual activity and sexual grooming between children and adults, the normalising of illicit drug-taking, exposure to pedophile, and playing down the activity of distributing naked images of young boys.“The normalisation of illegal acts when directed towards young readers is unconscionable.”http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/285836/banned-nz-book’s-fate-to-be-decidedlast_img read more

New study finds babies born through IVF more likely to develop cancerous cells

first_imgNZ Herald 27th April 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing.Millions of women around the world are turning to IVF to fall pregnant, but a new study has found these “test tube” babies are more likely to develop cancer later in life.From 1991 until 2013, researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev examined 242,187 newborn babies until they were 18, to see whether there was an association between fertility treatments and “malignancies”.The study, which was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found this connection “remained significant”.“Children conceived after fertility treatments are at an increased risk for paediatric neoplasms [abnormal tissue growth associated with cancer],” the study concluded.Most of the babies involved in the study (98.3 per cent) were conceived spontaneously while 1.1 per cent were conceived via IVF and the other 0.7 per cent were conceived via ovulation induction treatments.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11846043last_img read more

Clyde Allen Perfect

first_imgClyde Allen Perfect, 87, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born on May 23, 1933 in Delaware County, Ohio, the first child of the late Leroy and Esther Perfect.Clyde graduated from Colerain High School where he met his wife, Ella Mae Smith. They married in 1952, settled in Colerain Township and started a family. During this time Clyde built Perfect Brickwork, a successful brick contracting business. In 1965 they moved with their 5 children to a farm on Tanner’s Creek near Guilford, Indiana. With the help of his wife and children, Clyde created Perfect Stock Farm and raised cattle and crops, while still operating the brick business in Cincinnati. In 1980, Clyde and his family opened Perfect North Slopes ski area on their 200-acre farm. Perfect North Slopes has grown into one of the most successful ski areas in the Midwest, and a major employer in the community.Clyde was passionately involved with the Dearborn County 4-H organization. He was one of the top buyers at Kiwanis Livestock Auction where he volunteered as a sale ringman for over 50 years. He also assisted the Miller York Volunteer Fire Department with fundraising, and hosted many family reunions and parties at the ski area. He was proud of his family, and especially enjoyed his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Ella Mae Perfect; daughter, Tarry Feiss (husband Todd); son, Chip Perfect (wife Ellen); son, Ken Perfect (wife Sharon); daughter, Penny Rollins (husband Jerry); daughter, Jill Guzman (husband David); 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.Friends of the family are invited to celebrate Clyde’s life on Monday, August 31, 2020. The service will be held in the parking area of Perfect North Slopes. Please arrive between 5:30 – 6:00 pm. The remarks will be broadcast on an FM station, so everyone can remain in their vehicles and listen. The Service will begin at 6:00 pm. Following the service we would ask everyone to pass by Ella Mae and the family in their cars as they exit.The interment will be private in the Perfect Family Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dearborn County 4-H, Miller York Volunteer Fire Department, or Volunteers in Medicine of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland Counties. Contributions may be sent to Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. 47001Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Police ask for the public’s help after shooting on I-95

first_imgBoynton Beach Police are currently asking for the public’s help after two people were left injured in a shooting on the overpass of Gateway Boulevard and I-95.The incident was reported near the entrance ramp to the Southbound lanes.Both the entrance ramp and one eastbound lane is currently closed due to the incident.Anyone who believes they have any information about this incident is asked to contact the Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116.last_img

Football News Lionel Messi blasts referees, hints at ‘corruption’ in CONMEBOL after volatile win vs Chile in Copa America

first_img Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi hit out at “corruption and the referees” at the Copa America after he was harshly sent off as Argentina secured third place with a 2-1 victory over Chile in Sao Paulo. In a niggly and fractious match on Saturday, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel were given their marching orders eight minutes from half-time after tangling on the goalline. Television replays of the incident suggested Messi had done little wrong.     “Corruption and the referees are preventing people from enjoying the football and they’re ruining it a bit,” said the global star. Messi had already been angered by the refereeing during Argentina’s 2-0 semi-final loss against Brazil, claiming the hosts were getting preferential treatment from South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL.     Saturday’s match will be most remembered for the double sending-off and the melee it sparked. In what seemed an innocuous clash, a frustrated Messi shoved Medel in the back as the center-back shepherded the ball out of play. A furious Medel responded by chest-bumping Messi twice in an incident that probably merited no more than a single yellow card for the Chilean.     Incredibly, Paraguayan referee Mario Diaz de Vivar showed the two captains the red card. “Medel always goes to the limit, but it wasn’t a red card for either of us. He (the referee) could have consulted VAR,” said Messi.     VAR was the issue in Argentina’s defeat by Brazil as Messi and his team-mates twice felt they should have had a penalty, only for Ecuadoran referee Roddy Zambrano to not only wave away their claims but refuse to consult the video assistance.     “Brazil were the hosts and they’re managing a lot in CONMEBOL these days, which makes it complicated” for everyone else, Messi had said, while criticizing the referee. That was something he felt he paid for in this match.     “I think the dismissal was over what I said. My words had repercussions, but you must always be sincere,” he said after the victory over Chile. “Before the match started he (the referee) said he liked to talk and hoped that we’d have a calm match, but at the first incident he sent me off.”      Medel could have few arguments as he reacted even more angrily after seeing red while players from both sides squared up to each other and the referee, who lost complete control of the situation. It took fully five minutes to calm the situation and get Messi, who remained measured throughout, and Medel to leave the field.     ‘Weighted towards Brazil’      Messi, though, took aim at hosts and arch-rivals Brazil.     “I think there’s no doubt that Brazil is going to be champions. The Copa is weighted towards Brazil and hopefully VAR and the referees will have nothing to look at in the final and Peru can compete because they have the team to do so, although it looks tough to me,” he said.     In Sao Paulo, Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala scored the first half goals that ensured victory for Argentina. Messi had created the opening goal with a quickly-taken free-kick on 12 minutes, picking out Aguero’s clever diagonal run before the forward rounded goalkeeper Gabriel Arias and passed the ball nonchalantly into the empty goal.     Ten minutes later, Dybala doubled the lead with a cool, dinked finish past the advancing Arias after taking a sumptuous Giovani Lo Celso through ball in his stride. By that time, Chile had seen influential Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez limp off with a hamstring injury.     After the dismissals, Chile seemed in danger of losing their heads and Erick Pulgar was lucky to receive only a yellow card for a stamp on Leandro Paredes that looked a far worse offence than either Messi’s or Medel’s. Chile was handed a lifeline when Lo Celso was adjudged to have brought down Charles Aranguiz on the edge of the penalty area, with Arturo Vidal slamming home the penalty on 59 minutes. Aguero came closest to scoring again but his chipped finish hit Arias in the head. Lionel Messi was sent off for only the second time in his career.Argentina finished third in Copa America after beating Chile 2-1.Brazil take on Peru in the final of the Copa America. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

MBB : Jackson continues to prep for NBA Draft

first_imgIt’s as if Rick Jackson’s college basketball career had never ended. More than a month has passed since he played his final game for Syracuse, but really, not much has changed.Inside the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, he can still see his photograph hanging next to the teammates he shared the court with this past season. They still hang out together in his down time. He is still a student and treats SU’s practice facility much like a second home.But this is unlike any other time during Jackson’s four years at Syracuse. As he spends his final weeks on campus, the 6-foot-9 Jackson is also in the unique position of prepping for opportunities to showcase his basketball skills in front of a hoard of NBA executives in the coming months.He admits it hasn’t all sunk in.‘It hasn’t hit me yet,’ Jackson said on April 13. ‘But once I’m somewhere else and there’s no more Syracuse, and they take my face down and things like that, then I think it might hit me.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the inside, Jackson is fully aware that the next two months will be a whirlwind as he finishes up his degree requirements and begins auditioning in late May and June for a chance to join former teammates Donte Greene, Jonny Flynn, Wes Johnson and Andy Rautins in the NBA.Unlike most NBA Draft hopefuls, most of whom have turned their sole attention to basketball, Jackson is still on campus taking advantage of the facilities available to him.It’s a road less traveled on, but one Rautins also took as an SU senior last year. Rautins worked out for nearly a dozen teams before he was taken with the 38th selection in the draft.Jackson said he has talked to a lot of former teammates now playing professionally, including Rautins, who advised him to be in tip-top shape for workouts.‘Andy tried out for 10 or 12 teams,” said Jackson, who is represented by former Chicago Bulls guard-turned-agent B.J. Armstrong. ‘I’m in the same situation. I’m going to try out for 10 or 12 teams. He said take care of your body. Try to be in the best shape that you can. Whoever’s in the best shape and who’s busting their tail the hardest is usually the one that gets picked up.”Like Rautins, Jackson has a quality that should make him attractive to league executives. Rautins was widely considered to be one of the top shooting prospects a year ago, and Jackson was a dominant rebounder in college. He was among the top in the country on the boards, averaging 10.3 per game to go along with his 13.1 points per game.Jackson showed that again at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a four-day event for the top seniors in the country that began April 6 in Portsmouth, Va. Jackson averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per contest at the tournament.Before he went to Portsmouth, Jackson said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim urged him to simply play his game. A lot of players can score, he said, but not many can rebound like Jackson.The NBA has multiple players who have carved out a niche as a rebounder and shot blocker and high-energy guy, and Jackson is just simply trying to fill that role.‘Every team always wants a rebounder,’ Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine said. ‘And he has rebounded well all year, and he also rebounded very, very well at Portsmouth. If you can rebound the basketball, there’s always a place for you.‘Just like if you’re a great shooter there’s always a place for you, if you’re a great rebounder there’s also place for you.’Jackson said he spoke with some scouts at Portsmouth, who all said similar things. He said they envision him in that type of role at the next level.Until graduation, Jackson plans to utilize the Carmelo Center as much as possible. He said he hopes to continue to add to his game and further improve upon his strengths before he begins team workouts.Though his career at Syracuse may be over, Jackson is trying to make the most of his final moments on campus while in the process of bridging a gap to another one.And while the next two months are critical, he’s trying to make sure he enjoys the ride.‘Being a player, you always think that you can play at that level,’ Jackson said. ‘But just having a shot to be in that league and having a chance to get drafted is something special, and I’m trying to enjoy it right now.’[email protected] Published on April 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

The Final Word: Syracuse defeats Western Michigan, 52-33

first_img Published on September 22, 2019 at 1:04 am Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img For a second straight year, Syracuse avoided a scare against Western Michigan. Like 2018, the game was a high-scoring affair. While Syracuse’s secondary weathered injuries, it held its own to give the Orange a point cushion. And first-year starter Tommy DeVito had his best overall game at SU with 287 yards and four passing touchdowns.Here’s what our beats writers had to say after the 19-point win.last_img read more