Friendship State Bank customers donate to charity

first_imgFRIENDSHIP, Ind. — Friendship State Bank customers who signed up for e-statements in January received the opportunity to donate to their favorite causes with a chance to win $250 for charity and $100 for themselves.“Get organized” topped the list of most popular 2017 resolutions.While many people clean out closets and unload boxes at local donation centers, The Friendship State Bank encouraged customers to cut the clutter with e-statements.Project T3 was one of the organizations selected by Friendship’s e-statement promotion winners.Another winner requested his $250 winnings go to assist a family with the funeral expenses of a friend.The final winner chose her winnings to go to the Animal Welfare Institute.last_img read more

Cricket News BCCI appoints Dravid as Head of Cricket at NCA

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid was on Monday appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the BCCI has announced. Dravid was supposed to take over as NCA head from July 1 but his job at the India Cements caused the delay. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked Dravid to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure.India Cements then sent him on leave to avoid conflict of interest.“Mr Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA,” BCCI said in a release.“Dravid will also work closely with the National men’s and women’s Head coaches and coaches for India Developmental teams including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives,” the release added.The BCCI did not specify the tenure of appointment for Dravid, who will also be responsible for monitoring progress of the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the senior men’s and women’s head coaches. last_img read more

Australia confirm Ashes Test squad

first_img..Paine, Marsh and Bancroft in teamAUSTRALIA have confirmed their selection bombshell by sensationally recalling Tim Paine following a seven-year absence from Test cricket, with the wicketkeeper set to take the gloves for the Magellan Ashes.Paine, who has not kept for Tasmania in their opening three JLT Sheffield Shield rounds due to the presence of incumbent Test gloveman Matthew Wade, will dust off his Baggy Green after remarkably leapfrogging both Wade and his predecessor Peter NevillThe 32-year-old’s shock inclusion comes as opener Cameron Bancroft was also named in the 13-man squad for the first two matches of the series while veteran batsman Shaun Marsh’s strong start to the domestic season earned him a recall to the Test team.The bowling stocks were bolstered by the inclusion of South Australia’s Chadd Sayers, who could be in line for a debut in the day-night affair on his home turf at the Adelaide Oval for the second Test.Bancroft, 24, is set open the batting alongside vice-captain David Warner and become Australia’s 451st Test player.Australia Squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.National Selector Trevor Hohns said Bancroft had earnt his call-up to the Test side.“Cameron has been a player of interest to us for some time now, having been unlucky to miss out on the Test tour to Bangladesh that was cancelled in 2015.“He is a very talented and tough cricketer who shows a good temperament for Test cricket.“He has thoroughly earned and deserves his call-up following some outstanding performances in the early rounds of the JLT Sheffield Shield competition this season.”Queenslander Matthew Renshaw has been axed following a lean start to the Shield season, while leading contenders for the No.6 spot Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright – both of whom played in Australia’s most recent Test against Bangladesh in September – were overlooked in favour of Marsh.Bancroft earns his call-up after scoring a pair of half-centuries against Australia’s Test attack in the game against NSW last week and a marathon unbeaten 228 against South Australia this week.last_img read more

Football: Well, you can’t win ’em all

first_imgI usually wake up on Saturday mornings with low expectations for our Badgers.“Maybe they win, maybe they lose,” I tell myself without a care in the world.Though, every week, as it gets closer and closer to kick off, my attitude takes a sharp turn.By 10 a.m., I was getting jittery.It’s gameday baby! May the power of Chryst compel you!— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 13, 2018The mind begins to reel with possibilities for the night ahead.Gosh, just the thought of all the action punter Anthony Lotti was going to get was giving me chills.As gametime rapidly approaches, what do we think for tonight’s showdown in Ann Arbor?— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 13, 2018Well, at least I was right on that one.Soon, I had my mind made up, my heart was primed to be shattered — this Badger team had a date with destiny.After all, we do have the best quarterback in the Big Ten, I thought foolishly. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook has been lights out all year! Did you see that game-winning drive in Iowa? Boy, has that fella turned a corner!The more pictures I see of 6 foot 8 Michigan Tight End Zach Gentry looking huge, the more I doubt this will be the one the Badger secondary finally figures it out.— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 13, 2018D’Cota Dixon was ruled out for the game.As the old expression goes, “You don’t want to start a game in Ann Arbor with two inexperienced safeties who haven’t started a game in their life.”The game began, and things looked promising. Running back Jonathan Taylor was doing his thing, finding daylight and exploding through it, carrying Wolverine defenders in tow as he shuffled for more yardage.The offensive line was doing their part.Then Hornibrook dropped back to pass — the ball was headed straight for a Michigan defender, oh no! Then, a fortuitous bounce! Wisconsin ball! Things will be fine!Things would not be fine.If those are the kinds of throws Hornibrook is going to be making it’s gonna be a long night— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 13, 2018Then, the rest was history, which is my way of saying I’d rather not relive it.Please email to explain why roughing the snapper is all of a sudden a thingSure, we hung on in the first half. But teams that allow an 81-yard rush to the opposing quarterback generally don’t win that football game.Waking up this morning after a Badger loss— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 14, 2018It was a rough weekend … at least Taylor rushed for 101 yards.Though suddenly, my mood shifted.Hey! At least the red & white scrimmage is coming up!— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) October 14, 2018It’s almost that time of year again!Badger basketball! It’s like Badger football except for this time the heartbreak is on the hardwood.Brad Davison, year two — revenge of the collarbone.Ethan Happ’s final go-round, will he learn to shoot from 15 feet?Can Aleem Ford, Brevin Pritzel, D’Mitrick Trice and co. take that next step?So many questions, so little time.I’m ready to be hurt again.last_img read more