Lady Chargers Come Up Short Against Lady Jets

first_imgNorth Decatur JV lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 16-25, 25-24, 6-15.Lainey Crites had 10 digs. Erin Schwering had 4 kills.North Decatur Varsity lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 25-27, 23-25, 25-27.Olivia Bohman had a solid performance tonight with 3 blocks and 11 kills at the net and passed well when she saw playing time in the backrow. Erika Kramer 4 blocks and 15 kills. Erica Gauck 8 digs and 9 kills. Olivia O’Dell 13 digs. Maddy Day 10 digs. Kara Muckerheide 25 assists and 9 digs.‘These were 3 really hard fought sets tonight. The girls played really well but we lacked mental toughness at times. Hauser is always a tough team to play. This is our first conference loss but I think a lot can be taken from our performance as we move closer to the tournament.’ Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.last_img read more

ISP announces ‘National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest’

first_imgTo learn more about the National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest visit: ever a child goes missing, contact your local police department or dial 9-1-1.  It is also a good idea to keep an updated picture or cell phone image, and a DNA sample from your child.  For more safety and prevention tips please visit wish all participants good luck in the competition and to have fun creating the posters! Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Police is proud to partner again in 2019 with the U.S. Department of Justice in promoting the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.  In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day.  This day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers and all concerned individuals with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority.  It also serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and loved ones.  It also serves as an occasion to honor those that are dedicated to this very noble cause.  The National Missing Children’s Poster Contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and parents/guardians to discuss and promote child safety.The state winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice and their poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition.  The national winner, along with his/her parents and teacher, along with the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in the U.S. DOJ’s National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.Some important facts about the contest:There is NO LIMIT on the number of posters a school can submit.Only 1 poster per student is allowed for submission.Students who submit posters MUST be in the 5th grade. Artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.” This phrase MUST appear somewhere on the poster.The theme may be depicted in the artwork through one or a combination of illustrations and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs and stamping WILL NOT be eligible for consideration.The finished poster MUST measure 8 ½ X 14 inches.The poster must be submitted with a COMPLETED application, which includes a description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist.All poster contest rules can be found at for submissions from participating organizations to be received by state manager Torie Harris is February 1, 2019.last_img read more

Indiana’s stay-at-home order starts today

first_imgSTATEWIDE – The stay-at-home order that was announced earlier this week has now gone into effect and will run through April 7.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the measure in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the Hoosier state.Essential businesses and services will remain open which include but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police and fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities and garbage pickup.Click this link to find a complete list of questions and answers about the order.last_img

FCCSC makes revision to when students can remove their masks

first_imgBrookville, IN —The Franklin County Community School Corporation released a statement today saying that per Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-39, the school corporation will be making revisions to the reopening plans that allow for students to remove face coverings when in the classroom, spaced a minimum of 3 feet apart, and students are all facing in the same directions. In the last revision on July 29, masks were to stay on unless the students were eating or drinking, at recess, in the class and 6 feet apart, engaged in strenuous physical activity, or for a documented medical reason.The requirement for teachers to wear a face-covering if not able to maintain a distance of 6 feet does not change.last_img

Pardew formulates anti-Baines plan

first_img The 28-year-old England full-back scored two stunning free-kicks in the Toffees’ 3-2 Barclays Premier League win at West Ham last Saturday, and the Magpies are on red alert as they prepare to head for Goodison Park on Monday night. Asked what he planned to do to keep Baines at bay, Pardew said with a smile: “We have got this great idea – we are going to have a wall and then piggy-back a wall on top, and then we are going to forget about the cross.” Alan Pardew has come up with a unique plan in an attempt to keep Everton star Leighton Baines at bay. Press Associationcenter_img Pardew is well aware of the threat posed by Baines and understands the potential cost of conceding free-kicks within his range. Indeed, Newcastle were made to pay in similar circumstances at the weekend when a needless foul allowed Hull winger Robbie Brady to send in a free-kick from which Ahmed Elmohamady equalised on the way to a 3-2 victory for the Tigers at St James’ Park. However, he admits it is sometimes difficult to deny opponents opportunities when they are piling on the pressure. Pardew said: “It’s difficult when you are under pressure and they build a bit of heat and you make a rash challenge, as we did on Saturday. It cost us an important goal, that tackle. “But likewise, with Yohan Cabaye, Everton will be under the same orders because trust me, Yohan Cabaye is as good as Leighton Baines from there.” Cabaye was one of six senior players left out of the starting line-up for Wednesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup third-round victory over Sky Bet Championship side Leeds. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy are all likely to return at Everton, along with Cabaye, although midfield enforcer Cheick Tiote is champing at the bit after returning to full fitness. last_img read more

Gilroy gunning for Six Nations spot

first_img The fit-again Ulster flyer is aiming for a performance senior boss Joe Schmidt cannot ignore for the Ireland Wolfhounds in Saturday’s clash with England Saxons at Kingsholm. Ireland have lost Munster three-quarter Keith Earls for the duration of the Six Nations with knee ligament damage. Press Association Ireland’s two RBS 6 Nations wing spots are both still up for grabs, according to Craig Gilroy. Tommy Bowe is yet to recover from groin trouble suffered on Ireland duty in November and will miss the first two rounds of Six Nations action. Dave Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Luke Fitzgerald and Andrew Trimble are currently the senior squad’s four main wing competitors. But Gilroy remains confident he and fit-again Simon Zebo of Munster still have time to muscle back into the picture. Ireland open their Six Nations campaign by hosting Scotland in Dublin on Sunday, February 2. Gilroy believes a standout showing in Gloucester on Saturday could be enough to sneak back into the Six Nations equation. “Last year when I was playing Tommy Bowe was fit,” said the 22-year-old. “It was Simon Zebo at 15, and Andrew Trimble, Luke Fitzgerald and Fergus (McFadden) were all there too. “Everyone’s here now except Tommy. “Everyone’s been playing well for their club, so no one really knows who Joe’s going to go for. “So that’s another reason why it’s really important to have a good game this weekend, because who knows where you could be in two weeks’ time? “Definitely you want to produce something strong. “You want to get out and play some good rugby, and give Joe a bit of a headache when selection time comes around again.” Gilroy suffered concussion in Ulster’s 27-16 Heineken Cup victory over Montpellier on January 10. Relieved to overcome that blow in time for the Wolfhounds clash, he said: “I wouldn’t say I’m quite at full sharpness yet but I’m definitely back to full fitness, which is good, so just coming off the back of two Heineken Cup games where we did well. “So I’m back to full fitness now and just hoping to make an impact. “Hopefully this weekend again is an opportunity for me to put my hand up, to be used throughout the course of the competition.” Former Leinster boss Schmidt’s love of detail has stunned all those who have not worked under him before. Gilroy is no exception, and while he expects the Wolfhounds to take a leaf out of the senior side’s attacking blueprint, he promised there will be a level of individuality on view at Gloucester this weekend. “Joe’s been very impressive so far, the detail he goes into one-on-one with the guys,” said Gilroy. “He doesn’t miss anything, he’s a real perfectionist and the level of detail is enormous. “He’s welcomed me back in and just said it was good to see me back playing. “Most of us have played together a few times so everyone’s pretty comfortable. “I haven’t played with Felix (Jones) before but I’ve really enjoyed training with him, he really knows his stuff, and it’s comfortable playing outside him. “If you try to do everything 100 miles an hour everything might fall apart, so as long as we stay calm and trust each other things should go well. “I think the foundation is quite similar to the senior side but there are a few little extras we will have added as well, just to benefit the players we’ll have on the field.” last_img read more

Mourinho questions City’s sums

first_img “What I would like to say that Pellegrini was talking about the money we’ve spent,” he said. “I think he’s a fantastic coach, and I respect that a lot, and on top of that, outside his football career, he’s an engineer by academic formation. “I don’t think an engineer needs a calculator to do (Juan) Mata £37million and (Kevin) De Bruyne £18million, so that’s £55million. “(Nemanja) Matic is £21million and (Mohamed) Salah is £11million. That’s £32million. 55 minus 32 is 23. So Chelsea, in this transfer window, generated £23million. It’s easy to understand that this is working with financial fair play, fair financial fair play. “There are no arguments against that. This is what we’re doing. Others aren’t doing the same. We are building a team for the next decade, if possible. They have a team to win now because they don’t have a team for 10 years. “They have a team for now, for the next three or four. So experience, potential, power, not worried about Financial Fair Play because, in the summer, they just spend… We don’t need a calculator for this. It’s easy. Plus 23. “He has a fantastic team, fantastic players, is a good manager. Has lots of experience, so it’s not a problem for him. 13 matches are 39 points, and that’s an eternity in a league. “He’s been speaking about winning four competitions, so there’s no reason to change the speech. But the only thing that is funny that he keeps saying he never responds to Mourinho, he never comments about Mourinho. He said that in Spain, too. So, he’s changed.” Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is getting his sums wrong as the war of words between the two managers continues to develop. After Mourinho had suggested City were the beneficiaries of refereeing decisions his counterpart hit back about the amount of money the Blues had spent in January. But, with Chelsea moving top of the Barclays Premier League table over the weekend as they easily saw off Newcastle 3-0 while City laboured to a goalless draw at Norwich, Mourinho turned the tables on Pellegrini’s comments – hinting that the Chilean should know better given his background as a civil engineer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Salters strike earns Clan victory

first_img Salters cashed in just four seconds into Robby Sandrock’s delay of game penalty and with Kyle Jones turning away all 36 shots he faced for the shutout, the Scottish side held on to claim both points. Mathieu Roy took his goal tally for the season to 27 with a pair as Sheffield Steelers climbed into second thanks to a 4-2 victory over rivals Nottingham Panthers. Press Association Greg Jacina had given the Panthers the lead on the powerplay 8:31 into the opening period but Jeff Legue tied things up and Roy’s first of the evening with the man advantage sent the Steelers into the first break 2-1 up. Charles Landry levelled early in the second session before Mike Forney’s league-leading 33rd goal of the season restored the advantage and Roy’s empty-netter provided the insurance. Vladimir Nikiforov and Cale Tanaka scored to give Coventry Blaze a 2-1 victory over Dundee Stars, while a hat-trick for Rene Jarolin enabled Edinburgh Capitals to gain revenge for a 9-3 defeat to Fife Flyers last month with a 5-2 win. center_img Leigh Salters scored the only goal of the game as Braehead Clan stretched their advantage at the top of the Elite League standings to three points with a 1-0 win over Belfast Giants.last_img read more

Local Teacher Reassigned Over Quiz Question About President Trump

first_imgA local middle school teacher has been reassigned, after allegedly including an inappropriate question on an online quiz about President Donald Trump.The incident occurred at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.A parent tweeted a photo of a multiple-choice test question given to students in a Computer Applications class.The question reads, “45th president, 2017, Republican, Real Estate businessman, idiot.” The possible answers listed below the question are: “Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter.” Photo courtesy: WPEC/CBS12 The unidentified parent who brought the matter to the school district’s attention says, “My reaction was very disappointing. It is an obvious example of indoctrination in our school systems, where teachers are forcing their opinions on our children.”A letter from the School District of Palm Beach County to parents of students at the school reads: A question on a quiz given by your child’s Computer Applications teacher yesterday, was brought to my attention this morning. The question was inappropriate, and demonstrated an unacceptable lack of good judgment on the part of the teacher. An investigation is now underway, and the teacher has been reassigned during this process. Because this is an open inquiry, I am not at liberty to share any additional details with you at this point. I apologize for this incident, and for the offensive verbiage used in the question. Thank you for your patience, and your continued support of Watson B. Duncan Middle School. An investigation is underway.last_img read more

Drug Companies Fail to Reach Settlement Before Opioid Crisis Trial

first_imgSix drug companies that are accused in thousands of lawsuits for their part in the nation’s opioid epidemic have failed to reach a settlement with governments across the country, setting the stage for a trial to begin on Monday.The six defendants in the case include three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — as well as a distributor called Henry Schein Medical, generic drug company Teva Pharmaceuticals, and pharmacy chain Walgreens, court documents reveal.Discussions lasting more than 10 hours took place between CEOs of the four distribution companies, attorneys general from Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, and lawyers representing over 2,000 state, local and Native American tribal governments.Plaintiff attorneys Paul Handly, Jr., Paul Farrell, Jr., and Joe Rice said in a joint statement, “Our goal when assessing settlement proposals is to provide local communities with adequate and urgently needed relief in the near term, and to ensure that these resources will be directed exclusively toward efforts to abate the opioid epidemic. The facts will show that opioid makers and distributors conspired to create and benefit from the worst public health crisis in decades.”Talks also took place last week with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Johnson & Johnson, to potentially settle for $50 billion, according to a source close to the matter. However, the companies proposed to pay a combined $18 billion over a course of 18 years.Purdue Pharma has already reached a proposed settlement agreement in the litigation. The company also filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 16.last_img read more