East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team to compete nationally

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team will compete for national recognition in a career development event at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.The East Central FFA Chapter from St. Leon, Indiana will send members to Indianapolis as they vie for national honors in the area of nursery/landscape. Kubota Tractor Corporation and STIHL Inc., sponsor the event. FFA members who will represent the chapter include (Photo L to R):  Alex Dudley, Amelia Hartman, Alex Newport, and Rachel Kraus. Roy Johnson is the chapter advisor.Nursery/Landscape is one of 25 career/leadership development event areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. The nursery and landscape event tests participants by having them identify plant specimens according to their technical and common names, select nursery plant material and take a multiple-choice exam. The FFA members also perform hands-on activities that range from landscape estimating to interpersonal relations to nursery operation practices.  CDEs and LDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.Slast_img read more

Josh Shaw comes clean about his lies, injuries

first_imgJust over two months after admitting that the story that made him famous was a lie, senior cornerback Josh Shaw has finally gone on record to explain what happened the night he sprained both ankles.On Aug. 25, USC released a story explaining that the co-captain of the football team had sustained two ankle sprains after jumping off a balcony at his sister’s home in Palmdale, California, in an attempt to save his nephew, Carter, from drowning in the pool below.On Thursday, Shaw admitted to Bill Plaschke of the LA Times that he did not sprain his ankles saving his nephew, but rather after getting in a loud argument with his long-time girlfriend at his apartment, which prompted neighbors to call the police.Though both Shaw and his girlfriend, Angela Chilton, insist that the argument never escalated to physical violence, he still decided to flee from the police out of fear after his girlfriend left her apartment, while he remained inside.“We were not on good terms when she left, I thought she had somebody call authorities. I was thinking the worst,” Shaw told Plaschke. “If she did say anything, I’m a black man with dreadlocks, and with everything going on in the country at the time, all that stuff in St. Louis [Ferguson, Mo.] … in my mind, I’m going to leap from the balcony so authorities did not see me.”Shaw said when he jumped and landed on a grassy patch on Figueroa Street, he immediately felt pain shoot up both his legs, and feared he had broken them. Thinking he had surely ruined his season before it began, Shaw felt he needed a good excuse to tell his coaches.“I wanted to come up with something that they would say, ‘Josh, if you got hurt, that’s a good reason to get hurt,’” he told Plaschke. “That’s where fabrication came in.”After USC’s sports information department sat down with Shaw to vet the story, they released it to the public, and it immediately picked up national attention. Shaw was lauded for his heroism on every major news outlet, including ESPN and Fox Sports 1, who named Shaw their “Best Person in Sports” the day the story broke.When rumors started to swirl about the story not being true, many people critiqued USC for breaking the story on its own and started to question the validity of schools’ sports information departments. But USC’s head sports information director, Tim Tessalone, insisted that the school needed to explain Shaw’s absence and took the necessary steps to vet the story.“We have our starting cornerback being carted around campus in a wheelchair, people would be seeing it,” Tessalone told Plaschke. “We knew it was a feel-good story, but we also knew it was a news story.”Shaw knew he had to come clean when he saw his lie broadcast on national television, but was afraid of the consequences. After gathering his family to explain what he had done, Shaw finally met with USC officials on Wednesday, Aug. 27 to explain that he had fabricated his heroic actions. The school announced that he lied and would be suspended indefinitely, but never disclosed the true cause of his injuries.Shaw, who racked up 67 tackles and four interceptions last year, will be suspended until he is formally absolved of wrongdoing by prosecutors and by USC’s own investigators. The Trojans only have three games left this season, and it remains to be seen whether Shaw will ever come back and play another game in cardinal and gold.last_img read more

Hazlet Man Charged in Murder of M’town Woman

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – A Hazlet man, arrested and held in Georgia, is being charged with a murder of woman whose body was discovered in a Middletown home destroyed by fire.Monmouth County’s Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement released Sept. 11, authorities have arrested Darryl E. Petlock, 34, and charged him with the first degree murder of Lynn A. Moretti, 40, a Middletown resident whose remains were discovered after the Sept. 4 fire at a Jersey Avenue residence was extinguished.Petlock, who is also known as Isa Maajid, was also charged with third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree aggravated arson, according to the prosecutor.County law enforcement authorities received word on Sept. 9 that Petlock had been arrested by police in Brunswick, Ga., on an unrelated matter.Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office investigators and township police, who lead the criminal investigation, arrested and charged Petlock on Sept. 10, according to the prosecutor’s office.Township firefighters and police responded to the fire at 160 Jersey Ave., a residential street off of state Highway 36, in the North Middletown section of the township, and discovered Moretti’s body.Petlock appeared in Glynn County, Georgia, Magistrate Court on Sept. 11 and agreed to waive extradition. He will be transported to New Jersey for prosecution, according to the prosecutor.Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci Jr. set Petlock’s bail at $2.5 million without a 10 percent bond option.If convicted of first-degree murder, Petlock faces a minimum of 30 years in state prison, with 30 years of parole ineligibility, and a maximum of life behind bars. The weapons charge carries a maximum of five years and the arson offense has a maximum of 10 years, according to the prosecutor’s office.last_img read more


first_imgSINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $38,404 INTO THURSDAY AS WELL ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2017)–A Pick Six carryover of $71,437 will await fans on Thursday at Santa Anita, as no one correctly tabbed six winners on Sunday.  Track officials project Thursday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $500,000.  Additionally, there is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $38,404 into Thursday.With an eight-race card on tap for Thursday, first post time at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  The Pick Six will be comprised of races three through eight, with approximate post time for the third race at 2 p.m. PT.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Thebes will meet the clubs by videoconference next Monday

first_imgThe two vice-presidents of LaLiga, the corporate general director, the deputy director to the presidency and the secretary of the Delegate Commission will also be present at this telematic meeting. LaLiga has not yet decided whether Javier Tebas himself will appear in the coming days to share the news about LaLiga with the media, even if it is without journalists in the room, or if he will broadcast a statement through his official channels. The rest of Spanish soccer leaders, such as Luis Rubiales (RFEF) or David Aganzo (AFE) have also canceled a large part of their agenda to turn fully into this crisis. The president of the footballers union is the one who is most concerned with this serious situation in Spain since, in addition, he himself is part of the population at risk, which is why he does not separate himself from his mask these days. The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, has completely changed his agenda in the coming weeks to dedicate himself body and soul to alleviating the effects of the coronavirus crisis that is affecting the regular course of LaLiga and that could cause losses of up to 700 million euros in the event that matches cannot be played again in the remainder of the season. The head of the employers has canceled several events that he already had scheduled and his priority now is to be at the service of the clubs. Therefore, has met the Delegate Commission next Monday by videoconference to address this crisis.The Delegated Commission is the governing and administrative body of LaLiga for the creation of specialized work commissions. It is made up of six LaLiga Santander teams (Real Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and six others from LaLiga SmartBank (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo). Even so, Tebas is in permanent contact with the presidents and general managers of the other clubs, to whom he is sending all the information he has in his hands by being in permanent communication with the Government, the RFEF, AFE and UEFA.last_img read more

Víctor Font: “Barça is in economic and moral bankruptcy”

first_imgThe evil does not come from now: we have experienced the condemnation of the club for the Neymar case, the disagreements made public between employees and players with executives and managers, and the audit of the social media case, which seems to confirm the scandal. Let’s add an erratic sports policy, the breakdown of the Board of Directors and the significant reduction in income due to the pandemic, and the result is the danger of economic bankruptcy and moral bankruptcy in which the club has settled. Game over.You have to start from scratch. The management model that in recent years has allowed us to be the best multi-sports club in the world no longer works. The lack of transparency, billing more than anyone but spending everything, and having to sell or exchange players at the last minute of each season to balance squeezed accounts is unsustainable. From Yes to Futur we have always been in favor of institutional stability. And it is not a phrase: when the pandemic broke out, we contacted President Josep Maria Bartomeu to put ourselves at his service and try to build a common front during these weeks. But the president chose to make a flight forward, as if this were any crisis. And it is not.Under normal conditions, the gravity of the events would have caused Sí al futur to ask for resignations and the immediate call for early elections.It would be irresponsible not to. But with the country confined and without knowing when we will return to normal life, it is practically impossible to collect signatures, present candidates, campaign and open the polls this summer. And since, in addition, the Club has prolonged as much as possible the use of electronic participation mechanisms of the members in the entity’s major decisions, It is not even realistic to articulate a motion of censure with legal effects to denounce the unjustifiable government action that we are suffering.And this is serious, because in the coming months we will have to make very important decisions that will define the future of the institution. And it must be ensured that these decisions are made in a context of stability and with a very solid project that supports them – requirements that are not present now. The reformed Board of Directors, which was born without authority and credibility, cannot hide behind the pandemic and make decisions that can mortgage the Club’s future.For all these reasons, we demand that the Board of Directors:one. Explain in a totally transparent way the financial situation and the total debt of the club and to what extent this debt limits the short-term action plan.2. Delay making all structural decisions that are not essential, since we do not know for sure what the impact of the coronavirus will be on the life and economy of the Club. It is vital to postpone the decision on Espai Barça until the new Board of Directors is elected.3. Offer the utmost prudence and transparency when making operations (investments and sales) with players.Yes al futur is committed to exercising strict and permanent control of compliance with these requirements.Club management needs a transformation in the law firms that is as brave, creative, innovative and successful as the one Johan Cruyff did on the pitch. And this transformation is possible, because the power of Barça is enormous. But, to achieve it, we need to bring together the best talent available among Barcelona fans and the direct involvement of the athletes who have starred in the best Barça in history. Sí al futur offers an honest project, open to the participation of partners and committed to society and the country. A project that gives us back the confidence of knowing we are well represented by the Entity’s government and makes us feel satisfaction for the game, happiness for the victories and pride in belonging to the best club in the world. Víctor Font, pre-candidate for the Barça presidency and leader of the Sí al Futur platform, wrote an open letter to the media to maintain his critical line with Bartomeu’s errand and form of government. He assures that the club is “in economic and moral bankruptcy”. Announces the end: “Game over”. He asks to postpone the Espai Barça referendum but will not request elections. And he says that the institutional behavior of the club chaired by Josep Maria Bartomeu is “shameful.” This is the literal content of a letter.“For a long time, Yes to Futur, he has been warning Barça’s members that the club is heading towards the “perfect storm”: it must replace the best generation of footballers in history, build and finance Espai Barça and compete against public limited companies with almost unlimited financial resources. And it has to do all this while preserving the ownership of the Club in the hands of the members and its competitive capacity both in football and in all sections.If the risks were great, now they are gigantic: we are in the midst of a pandemic that has paralyzed the planet and that will have effects that today we cannot yet foresee in all walks of life, also in sport. Likewise, months ago we attended a shameful escalation of chapters of the institutional behavior of the Club in which the last one hides the seriousness of the previous one, culminating in recent days with accusations and serious reproaches among managers, and six abrupt resignations. Right at the moment when the only priority should be to get the Club out of this crisis, the presidency announces a new remodel of the Board of Directors to stay in power. Now what is at risk is Barça itself.Gorka Leiza & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Victor Fiont.Gorka Leiza (DAILY AS)last_img read more

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ The NBA and Major League Baseball have argued in recent months for a 1 percent cut of proceeds if legalized sports betting expands across the country, saying part of that money would be needed for additional compliance and enforcement efforts within the game.“As each state considers whether to allow sports betting, we will continue to seek the proper protections for our sport, in partnership with other professional sports,” Major League Baseball said in a statement.Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, believes any governmental body and sports league that receives a direct percentage or portion of sports betting revenue must also dedicate funds to prevent and treat gambling problems.“Some of that 1 percent of betting fees is going to come from people with uncontrollable gambling problems,” Whyte said. “We believe by taking a cut of this money, (the leagues would) put themselves in the position of having to do something to reduce those costs. Great profits come with great responsibility.”MLB said it would “continue to support legislation that creates air-tight coordination and partnerships between the state, the casino operators and the governing bodies in sports” toward protecting the integrity of the game. Major League Soccer issued a statement seeking similar cooperation.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Congress has long recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events,” the NFL said in a statement. “Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting.”All the major leagues responded to a ruling that figures to have far-reaching implications throughout the sports world. The NHL noted that “today paves the way to an entirely different landscape — one in which we have not previously operated.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNBA Commissioner Adam Silver, a supporter of legalizing sports gambling, said his league would “remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures” about expanding wagering options.Silver also said the league would like to see a federal framework instead of a state-by-state system. The NBA once opposed expanded sports betting but has long said it supports robust regulation. “Although Major League Soccer is supportive of today’s Supreme Court decision, we also believe that it is critical that state legislatures and other regulatory bodies work closely with the professional sports leagues in the United States to develop a regulatory framework to protect the integrity of each of our respective sports,” the MLS said in its statement. “We look forward to being a part of that process.”Plenty of leagues already have taken steps to make sure its players are educated on the issue.For example, last year the PGA Tour hired Genesis Sports to help with its new “Integrity Program” that began at the start of the year. The program requires players on all six circuits the PGA Tour manages to take part in an online tutorial that, among other things, illustrates some of the far-reaching effects of gambling.“We believe that regulation is the most effective way of ensuring integrity in competition, protecting consumers, engaging fans and generating revenue for government, operators and leagues,” the PGA Tour said in a statement.The Supreme Court ruling will impact college sports as well as the pro leagues. Donald Remy, the NCAA’s chief legal officer, said the organization is reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision and that “we will adjust sports wagering and championship policies to align with the direction from the court.”The NCAA currently doesn’t hold NCAA Tournament games or any other NCAA-run events in Nevada because of its legal gambling. Las Vegas is home to the annual Las Vegas Bowl as well as the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament and other tournaments, which aren’t run by the NCAA itself.The NCAA said 24 percent of NCAA male student-athletes and about 5 percent of female student-athletes in 2016 reported they had wagered on sports for money within the previous year , which would violate NCAA bylaws. Just below 2 percent of the men participating in the 2016 survey met what the NCAA termed as standard diagnostic criteria for problem gambling.Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling across the sports world weren’t limited to the league offices. The athletes themselves also were wondering about the possible implications of increased legal sports gambling.NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski tweeted he was “torn” on the Supreme Court’s decision. Keselowski said it “should be great for our sport, but I’ve also seen gambling ruin lives.”“If you choose to gamble on me or anyone else, please be responsible, and if you need help, get help,” Keselowski added.center_img LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, NFL footballs sit on the field during warm ups before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow gambling. All the major leagues responded to a ruling that figures to have far-reaching implications throughout the sports world. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow sports gambling.Supreme Court justices voted 6-3 on Monday to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling. Before the Supreme Court ruling, Nevada was the only state that allowed people to bet on the results of a single game.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Great talent, big burden

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title After all, former national coach Rajko Toroman has already billed the next Gilas squad as the “greatest ever,” and Guiao has yet to make the final cut.“I think that will only be proven with the accomplishment you’re able to achieve,” Guiao countered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Nationals began their preparation for the games against Kazakhstan and Iran on Monday at Meralco Gym without six players who are still playing in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals and two cagers who were at that time unavailable.“On paper, the team is stacked,” he said. “But let’s wait until the results come in.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “It’s really a dream of a lot of basketball fans that we’re able to gather the best … so I think I’ll just enjoy it,” he said.  “I’ll just be a regular basketball fan. Pwede naman i-separate ‘yun as being the head coach of this team.“Ito ‘yung matagal mo nang pinapangarap, matagal mo nang ini-imagine, ngayon naging totoo. So I’ll enjoy that moment.”Guiao and the Nationals are slated to play a pair of Asian teams in a couple of tune-up games. They lock horns with Jordan on Nov. 19 and 21 and take on Lebanon on Nov. 23 and 25.The Filipinos resume their bid for a slot in the Fiba World Cup later this month. They tackle Kazakhstan on Nov. 30 and then Iran on Dec. 3. Both games will be at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In the end, that’s what matters: results. While there is the relief that the Philippine team will be fielding the best of the best, the burden of shepherding that squad weighs heavily on Guiao’s shoulders.“It puts a little bit pressure on us, but that’s the way it is,” he admitted. “We’re actually very lucky all these players are made available by the PBA and their mother teams.”Bannering the pool is 4-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, who could finally realize a pairing with fellow towering big man Greg Slaughter, which Filipino spectators had been long hoping for.The pool also includes UP Maroons-commit Ricci Rivero and 7-foot-1 high schooler Kai Sotto.The talent is so deep that Guiao finds himself sometimes leaning back to take in what’s in front of him.ADVERTISEMENT Hype on for Pacquiao vs Broner Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Yeng Guiao rattles off instructions during Gilas Pilipinas’ first training session at Meralco Gym on Monday. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGThat there is no shortage of talent for Yeng Guiao and the 20-man national team pool as it begins its build-up for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers should have been a reason for the mercurial mentor to be relieved.Instead, Guiao admitted the glut of stars who have answered the call to represent the country “makes me nervous.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

B.C. Premier announces tax cuts

first_img– Advertisement -Video:  The Premier started his address by talking about the HST. Premier Gordon Campbell in a televised adress Wednesday, announced a 15 per cent reduction in personal income tax rates, for the first $72,000 of personal income for allBritish Columbians.According to the government, this is the second-largest personal income tax relief measure in B.C. history, ensuring B.C. individuals pay the lowest provincial income tax in Canada, on incomes up to $130,000.Subject to legislative approval, the new 15 per cent rate reduction applies to earnings up to $72, 293, and is effective Jan. 1, 2011. That tax relief will save individual B.C. taxpayers up to $616 annually.Premier Campbell also laid out three new steps the Province will take to enhance early childhood learning and ensure B.C. students are entering school ready to learn and meeting targets for reading, writing and math.Advertisement New education measures announced by the Premier are:* Build an additional 100 StrongStart BC early learning centres, which provideschool- based early learning services for adults and their young children,aged birth to five years, at no cost to families.* Beginning next school year, the Province will conduct early childhoodlearning assessments for every five-year-old child entering Kindergarten totailor educational programs to meet their learning needs.* A commitment to ensure that, within the next five years, every child thatgraduates from Grade 4 in B.C. will be reading, writing and doing math at aGrade 4 level.The premier has been battered in the polls, with his government’s popularity dropping into the single digits, and he began his address by explaining in detail why his government chose to introduce the much-hated HST.Click here to watch the entire address from the Premier of British Columbia.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img BLUESTACKS CHALLENGE PIX SPECIAL: MADE IT MA! ON TOP OF THE WORLD! was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:harveys point bluestacks challenge THE Harvey’s Point Bluestacks Challenge is underway today.And our man at the summit has just sent these superb pix:last_img read more