Kentucky: Bode Trading Skis for HoovesWe’ll soon be seeing Bode Miller at the Derby instead of the Winter Olympics. During a recent interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Miller revealed that he’s planning to become a horse trainer when his skiing career is over. The move was sparked by Miller’s friendship with well-known trainer Bob Baffert, who’s led multiple horses to Kentucky Derby wins. Baffert and Miller already own horses together, and Miller said he’s in the process of buying a training facility in Kentucky to begin his equestrian pursuits in earnest.Hike the A.T., Paddle the Mississippi Jared McCallum is having quite an adventure. The 28-year-old former Marine has been trying to figure out what to do with his life after an honorable discharge in 2009. Earlier this year, he decided to take a break from his work as a civilian security contractor in Afghanistan to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. After spending five months completing the famous 2,185-mile footpath, he decided he wasn’t quite ready to head home to Florida. Instead he’s working his way south slowly, paddling the entire Mississippi River—2,340 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana—in a canoe. Sporting a Forrest Gump-style beard with his dog Scout by his side, McCallum recently told Illinois’ Quad-City Times that he anticipates finishing around Christmas, and along the way he’s enjoyed some river magic, due to the kindness of others. “Someone let me camp in their front yard,” he told the paper. “You can’t do this kind of thing without the good people of America like that.”Dulles, Virginia: That Kid Is FastEarlier this fall, 9-year-old Caleb Hymans of Annandale, Va., ran quite a race at the Dulles Day on the Runway, finishing the 5K in 18:47. His time posted at the D.C.-area airport was certified by the Association of Road Race Statisticians as a world record for his age. “It was really cool,” Caleb told The Washington Post, “with all the airplanes flying overhead.”Berlin, Pennsylvania: Bug Spray Repels RobberDon’t mess with Annabelle Miller. The store clerk at Berlin’s CSI Coalfield Mini market recently proved she has uses for bug spray beyond keeping skeeters away. Miller grabbed a can when a masked would-be robber entered her store and demanded money. A surveillance video shows Miller instead giving the female crook a big dose of insecticide, which led to her retreat from the store. Miller later told a local news station, “I just got mad. I’ve got better things to do with my night than that.”Beyond the Blue RidgeGrand Prairie, Texas: Indoor Skiing in TexasThe Texas heat usually doesn’t bring skiing to mind, but in mid-October, city officials in Grand Prairie announced plans to build a 350,000-square-foot indoor skiing facility. CBS had the skinny on the $215 million joint project being called The Grand Alps Resort, which will be home to the longest indoor ski run in the world at 1,220 feet in length and 300 feet tall. The resort, attached to a 300-room luxury hotel, will also feature an Olympic half pipe, an ice climbing wall, and a luge track. The indoor ski resort has a tentative opening date of early 2018.Colorado Springs, Colorado: Changing Gears in Bike RacingIn October, USA Cycling revealed the 2015 national championship calendar and it featured some noticeable changes. First up is the addition of the inaugural Fat Bike National Championship, which will take big wheelers through a snowy course in Ogden, Utah, on Valentine’s Day. A big southern race—the USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships—will return to Greenville, S.C., with the time trial component as a new addition, as well as a new spring date (April 18-19). Soon after, young racers in the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will ride through the streets of Asheville, N.C., from May 8-10. Back in South Carolina, Rock Hill will host two events this year: the USA Cycling BMX National Championships on March 21 and the USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships from July 21-26. Not on the docket this year: a 24-hour mountain biking national championship, due to declining participation in the discipline.Peoria, Illinois: Cemetery 5KOwners of the Springdale Cemetery in Central Illinois are getting creative with their marketing initiatives. In an effort to encourage people to buy burial lots, the cemetery recently began hosting a series of 5K races to showcase the property’s scenery. “We know if we get people back into the cemetery, they’re going to be amazed at its beauty,” Bob Manning, chairman of the cemetery management authority, said in a story by the Associated Press. “Then, hopefully, they’ll think of us when time comes.”
The government said it would continue with auto-enrolment, set up an equivalent to a National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), maintain the protection provided by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and set up its own pensions regulator, albeit mimicking the current UK system.However, Wilson said: “There would be an opportunity for an independent Scotland to consolidate and codify all the rules and regulations around workplace pensions and, at the very least, not have the same number of pages we have to grapple with at a UK level.”Malcolm Paul, chairman of JLT Employee Benefits Scotland, agreed, saying the Scottish system could begin with a “fresh start”.He said an independent Scotland would also be free to decide to use one regulator for workplace pensions compared with the two currently used in the UK, a system often criticised.“One potential advantage of independence would be the fresh start,” he said. “Scotland could take the best ideas rather than being hamstrung by what is already in place.”The independent country would also not face as many hurdles in setting up a government-backed pension provider used within auto-enrolment, he said. The UK faced a long legal battle with the European Commission over the creation of NEST, as it contravened rules on state aid for companies operating in a private sector market.Eventually, it was agreed the UK government could loan NEST funding, which would have to be paid off over a number of years, with restrictions placed on NEST’s operations.Wilson said a Scottish NEST would not face as many hurdles, nor would it need such significant financing.“One would think a Scottish NEST would not need the same amount of set-up funds, but the mechanism could be comparable to NEST,” he said. “Scotland would not automatically be a member of the European Union, so it could provide state aid to any business it saw fit to.“But the government would need to consider its aspirations, which is to be a European Union member state.”Aside from creating a new regulatory regime, further detailed information on the future of Scotland’s financial systems remains illusive.Lawyers previously warned that defined benefit members were at risk of losing pension protection over issues arising from setting up a lifeboat fund in an independent Scotland. A ‘yes’ vote on Thursday’s referendum to determine whether Scotland will leave the United Kingdom could see a newly formed Scottish pensions industry being regulated by a simpler and more digestible set of rules, consultants have said.JLT Employee Benefits head of technical John Wilson said independence and the need to create and copy an entire regulatory system would allow Scotland to “consolidate and codify” rules and regulations around workplace pensions.The debate comes as the vote on independence nears, with residents of Scotland expected to take to the polls on 18 September.The current Scottish government and other advocates for independence set out their plans for a future Scottish pensions industry in a paper published in September 2013.
The UK’s £1.9bn (€2.3bn) Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund is to invest £15m in a new fund aiming to direct institutional capital into the commercialisation of UK university research.The local authority pension fund committed the £15m to the British Innovation Fund (BIF), launched on 1 December by Future Planet Capital and Milltrust International Group.The fund has received commitments of £30m so far.Berkshire pension fund, administered by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM), is making the investment as part of a broader overhaul of its private equity portfolio, according to Nick Greenwood, pension fund manager of RBWM and chair of the BIF Investment Committee. The private equity portfolio has been redesigned to focus on three core themes, one of which is technology, he said.“We considered a range of investment possibilities in the US, South East Asia and elsewhere before deciding to focus on the UK university sector, which represents a massive un-tapped opportunity,” said Greenwood.“The valuations are also more attractive in the UK than they would be in Silicon Valley, and the investment industry around university research is less well-developed.”BIF recently secured a stake in Oxford Sciences Innovation as part of a £230m funding round for the firm, in which investors such as the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek and the Oman Investment Fund also participated.It plans to acquire other stake in companies focused on the commercialisation of UK university research and invest directly in start-ups reaching growth stage.The fund is structured as an Irish Collective Asset Vehicle (ICAV).Greenwood said the fund’s evergreen structure made it “a better fit” for this type of investment than the traditional venture capital model.“A standard VC fund has a fixed lifespan, forcing inefficient exits and liquidation of stakes in companies that are still being developed,” he said.“An ICAV structure gives us the opportunity to nurture investments appropriately.”Future Planet and Milltrust Agricultural Investments (MAI), a subsidiary of Milltrust International Group, are the sub-advisers to the new fund.The investment committee will also include members of the Future Planet and Milltrust Agricultural Investments teams, including Douglas Hansen-Luke, chair of Future Planet, and Griff Williams, CIO and co-founder of MAI.Hansen-Luke said there was “huge potential” for intellectual property commercialisation in the UK university sector, and that £400m in new long-term funding provided by the British Business Bank showed the UK government had recognised this gap.Simon Hopkins, chief executive at Milltrust International Group, said the BIF provided “a direct response” to concerns that Brexit would jeopardise funding for the development and subsequent commercialisation of research output from leading UK universities. Future Planet is a company aiming to build a “global university platform”, providing access to investment in top innovation centres. Milltrust is a global investment organisation located in Singapore and London, offering investment advice focused on emerging markets, liquid investments and real assets investments. During 2015-16, Berkshire pension fund increased its exposure to private debt and private equity funds – for example, in new emerging market infrastructure but also UK middle-market infrastructure and other private market investments in the UK, such as the private rented sector, private debt and technology.
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Milan man that was arrested after rear-ending a tractor on State Road 350 in late December is now facing upgraded charges.According to officials, Richard Campos, 41, admitted to drinking 15 beers before getting behind the wheel and rear-ending the tractor.Campos also told investigators that he had been drunk for 3 consecutive days.Hubert Brown, of Whitewater Township Ohio, was the man driving the tractor, and later died of injuries sustained in the crash.Campos was originally charged with Operating while Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Operating while Intoxicated While Endangering another Person, and Operating while intoxicated with a Prior Conviction.The Operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury charge has been upgraded to Causing Death when Operating a Motor Vehicle while intoxicated while License was Suspended or Revoked.Campos is also facing a Habitual Offender charge stemming from a long criminal history dating back to 1994.
From front to back are: first row, (left to right) Teha Merkel, Danielle Baugh, Leah Broderick, Audrey Schwier and Tara Cummings; second row, Paige Blades, Emma Stuehrenberg, Bailey Hartman and Taylor Grehl; third row, Audrey Kinne, Corryn Caudy and Emily Muckerheide; and fourth row, Casper Stow, Scott Webb and Jacob Christie.Lawrenceburg, In. — The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recognized 17 high school seniors at their annual scholarship banquet hosted by the Dearborn County Country Club. Each received a $500 scholarship from the DCH Foundation High School Senior Scholarship ProgramScholarship winners were residents and/or graduates from schools in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley or Switzerland Counties. All plant to continue their education at an accredited college or university in the fall.The Anna F. Woods Estate Award, which went to Casper T. Stow of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, who will pursue an Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis.The Edward & Grace Gray Scholarship to Scott W. Webb, graduate of Rising Sun High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.The Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship went to Teha R. Merkel, graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School. She will work toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Indianapolis.The DCH Medical Staff Award went to Jacob D. Christie of Batesville. Jacob is a graduate of Batesville High School and will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Indianapolis.The Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship was given to Corryn D. Caudy of West Harrison, a graduate of East Central High School who will be a pre-medicine student at Indiana University.Tara N. Cummings of Guilford was presented with the Helen Swaithes Conrad Scholarship. Tara is an East Central High School graduate who will attend IUPUI to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Scholarship went to Leah A. Broderick of Bright, a graduate of East Central High School who will attend the University of Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.Paige E. Blades, a graduate of Franklin County High School, received the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship. She will major in physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis. The award was presented by Jared Ewbank, representing the Toddywalla family.Two DCH Auxiliary Awards were given to Audrey L. Kinne of Vevay, a graduate of Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School, who will attend St. Mary-of-the-Woods College to major in physical therapy and Emily R. Muckerheide of Metamora, a graduate of Batesville High School, who will major in occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis.E.G. McLaughlin, DCH Foundation Treasurer and President/CEO of United Community Bank, awarded four scholarships. The United Community Bank Award was given to Taylor M. Grehl of Aurora, a graduate of South Dearborn High School who will major in psychology at Manchester University. The Anna Cook O’Brien Awards went to Kelsey J. Ball of Brookville, and Laura M. Meer of Batesville. Kelsey is a graduate of Franklin County High School who will attend the University of Louisville for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; and Laura, a graduate of Batesville High School, will study radiologic technology at Northern Kentucky University.The Lawrenceburg Lions Club Scholarship went to Audrey J. Schwier of Lawrenceburg. Audrey, a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, will work toward her degree in pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati.The Dearborn County Hospital Federal Credit Union Awards went to Danielle E. Baugh of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will attend the University of Evansville; Bailey M. Hartman of Batesville, a graduate of East Central High School going to Ball State University; and Emma L. Stuehrenberg of Cross Plains, a graduate of South Ripley High School who will earn her degree from Northern Kentucky University. All are pursuing nursing degrees.
SLAYTON, Minn. (Aug. 8) – Dustin Larson won his second IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour feature Friday night, when the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series visited Murray County Speedway. Larson drew the pole for the 20-lapper and held onto the front spot through a series of early cautions. His brother Jeff made a charge during a long green flag run but had to settle for second. Dalton Magers, Jason Fisher and Josh Bonnstetter rounded out the top five. Dustin Larson had won the first North Star feature of his brief Modified career at Redwood Speedway on June 8.The Larson clan also celebrated an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory as patriarch Jim took the lead with three laps left in that contest and held off Matt Speckman. The checkers were his third of the season and career sixth.Chris Palsrok, Levi Feltman and Gary Mattison completed the top five.Other winners at Slayton were Justin Remus in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Cory Probst in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Stephanie Forsberg in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Tire management was key for the Northern SportMods, where Remus passed Danny Myrvold for the front spot with five circuits left. Myrvold, Aaron Krohn, Matt Looft and Tony Rialson finished second through fifth, respectively. Probst picked up his division-leading eighth win, and third victory of the season, after passing Justin Luinenburg midway through the Hobby Stock 15-lapper. Luinenburg ended in second, with Matt Hanson, Trevor Holm and Jamie Songer in tow. Forsberg led all 10 circuits of the Sport Compact feature. Her father Neil moved up to second following a late restart but couldn’t reel in the leader. Joe Bunkofske was third.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Dustin Larson; 2. Jeff Larson; 3. Dalton Magers; 4. Jason Fisher; 5. Josh Bonnstetter; 6. Greg Jacobsen; 7. Randy Klein; 8. Justin Anderson; 9. Gary Oskerson. Stock Cars – 1. Jim Larson; 2. Matt Speckman; 3. Chris Palsrok; 4. Levi Feltman; 5. Gary Mattison; 6. Brad Lange; 7. Jake Bruns; 8. Jon Schmidt; 9. Dean Nething; 10. Wayne Oftedahl; 11. David Breyfogle; 12. David Reisdorfer; 13. Devin Kuehne; 14. Luke Sathoff; 15. Jim Gregoire; 16. Kevin Bruns; 17. Kevin DeBaere. Northern SportMods – 1. Justin Remus; 2. Danny Myrvold; 3. Aaron Krohn; 4. Matt Looft; 5. Tony Rialson; 6. Tom Brown; 7. Dan Ahlers; 8. Adam Ecker; 9. Bruce Egeland; 10. Dan Paplow; 11. Jim Gregoire; 12. Devon McMartin; 13. Randy Hook; 14. Jason Oskerson; 15. Brian Rogers; 16. Brycen Johnson; 17. Cole Bents; 18. Nick Dieter. Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst; 2. Justin Luinenburg; 3. Matt Hanson; 4. Trevor Holm; 5. Jamie Songer; 6. Adam Snyder; 7. Wes Jahnz; 8. Neil Forsberg; 9. Ernie Dailey; 10. Brad Snyder; 11. Eric Gillette; 12. Mark Janssen; 13. Katie Gillette; 14. Bruce Kingery; 15. Clyde Krog; 16. Travis Radke; 17. Derek Platt; 18. John Mitchell.Sport Compacts – 1. Stephanie Forsberg; 2. Neil Forsberg; 3. Joe Bunkofske; 4. Scott Espey; 5. Kyle Ewert; 6. Cole Bassett; 7. Chase Brocker; 8. Robby Severson.
Brookville, IN— Stone Church Road from Blooming Grove to Upper Smoky Hollow will be closed until further notice due to culvert replacement.
RelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Serie A football matches will be played behind closed doors until at least April 3 due to coronavirus concerns, the Italian Government has confirmed. Several Italian games have already been postponed, including the Coppa Italia semi-finals between Juventus and AC Milan and Napoli vs Inter Milan. The government has now taken proceedings one step further, the decision confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday evening. It is not just domestic football impacted, however, with Atalanta’s Champions League match against Valencia also set to be played in an empty Mestalla stadium in Spain. Italy has been highly affected by coronavirus. A total of 107 people have now been killed by the disease in Italy, with more than 3,000 cases confirmed across the country. Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora previously said they were moving towards the decision to close the stadiums to the public, and the government – in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading further – have now done so. The decision has received support from those in Italy, including Inter Milan president Steven Zhang. Speaking before the official decision, Zhang told BBC Sport: “Closing doors but continuing matches is the right thing to do. “From a moral standpoint, as president of a football club and a manager in an organisation who are involved in these events, I just cannot accept this kind of proposal and I cannot let public health be put in this difficult condition. “It doesn’t matter what kind of game it is, it doesn’t matter if it was 24 hours or 48 hours, we knew the situation was not going to be gone.” It remains to be seen whether there will be further disruptions and postponements, but with the fixture list falling further behind schedule, time is running out should matches need to be rescheduled.Tags: AC MilanCoppa ItaliaInter MilanMestalla StadiumNapoliSerie ASpainVincenzo Spadafora
The 21-year-old U17 World Cup winner with the Golden Eaglets in 2015, has already given Napoli fans a dose of what to expect in the new season, banging in three goals plus an assist in the team’s pre season friendly win against fourth division club L’Aquilla last week.Elsewhere in the Italian topflight, Ola Aina’s Torino will be starting their season away to Fiorentina while William Troost-Ekong and his Udinese teammates will be at home to newly-promoted Spezia.Simy Nwankwo and his Crotone teammates will start the new campaign away to Genoa.Defending champions Juventus will launch their bid for a 10th successive Serie A title at home against Sampdoria.League runners-up Inter Milan will travel to promoted Benevento while Atalanta, who finished third are away at fourth-placed Lazio. Those two matches are to be played a week later because of their European involvement.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Osimhen Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, is expected to play his first Serie A game for Napoli against Parma on September 20.According to the fixtures for the 2020/21 Italian Serie A season released yesterday, Napoli were paired to open their campaign against Parma on Match- day one.Osimhen switched from French Ligue 1 club Lille in a 70million Euros Transfer to become Nigeria’s most expensive player in Europe to date.
The largest home-crowd in a Division I basketball game this season buzzed. Joe Girard III dribbled upcourt and Syracuse fans rose to their feet. An upset still seemed in reach, so Girard called for a high screen and found space after dribbling to his left. It’s a shot that Girard has taken, and made with some regularity, countless times this season. But that didn’t make it a good look. The ball finished its parabola, missing the rim and backboard on the way. As Girard spun around, already patting his own chest — ”My bad” — Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim was already a few feet on the court. “We missed some shots we usually make,” Girard said after SU’s 97-88 loss to Duke. “… When we’re on and we’re making 3s and making the shots we usually make, we can beat anybody in the country.”The 3-pointer, one of 26 attempts and 20 misses, didn’t sink Syracuse (13-9, 6-5 Atlantic Coast). It still scored 88 points, its fourth-most this season, against a top-10 offense. It forced 19 turnovers, six more than the No. 9 Blue Devils (18-3, 8-2) commit per game. It scored 38 points in the paint and earned 37 trips the free-throw line. The Orange pivoted and did well. But the margins – the lackluster 3-point shooting, double-digit giveaways, nine missed free throws — cost them. The lapses unofficially marked the differences between a marquee-win to pair with the Virginia upset and another “what if?” After weeks of road conference wins earning goodwill, questions have risen concerning SU’s offense. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re not shooting the ball good,” Boeheim said. “…(Teams) are gonna make it hard for us. That’s why he has to drive and get to the lane. … I thought we did a lot of good things offensively, but it’s not enough.” Postgame, Elijah Hughes said the Orange took what the Blue Devils gave them. Early on, it was mostly inside. Matched with Cassius Stanley, Hughes took advantage of a Duke frontcourt packed near the rim and spun free in the paint for an open mid-range.Hughes had six early points and Syracuse managed enough offensive separation. Marek Dolezaj (22 points on 8-of-14) dodged through the interior, placing in a few off the glass. Freshman Quincy Guerrier continued his progress inside with seven points and seven rebounds. But it was an incomplete picture. Joe Girard III had just one of 10 Syracuse turnovers against the Blue Devils, but on several occasions missed shots he usually made. Corey Henry | Photo EditorDuke clogged the lanes usually reserved for Buddy Boeheim and Girard. The pair forced shots, going a combined five-for-17 from deep while Hughes went one-for-nine. Duke turned SU’s trio-led offense into one rooted by the forwards. Syracuse handled the adjustment well, though most possessions ended with the ball in star Duke freshman Vernon Carey’s hands pulling down a rebound instead of Orange’s playmaking guards converting a jumper. “(Girard and Buddy) are having tremendous years, but they’re learning the game,” Boeheim said. Eventually, the mistakes piled onto one another, burying Syracuse when there wouldn’t be any 3s to dig it out. Buddy had an inbound pass tipped and turned over. Girard dribbled off his foot and out of bounds. Three of SU’s 10 turnovers were committed by Girard and Buddy. With limited 3s and free-throw trips stopping and starting momentum, the game operated in the half-court. Guerrier had a few offensive put-backs and Girard unlocked an opening in Duke’s defense with Carey on the bench, once responsible for four-straight points. Yet Carey eventually checked back in and Duke started to find space on its own 3-point arc. A 21-11 second-quarter run spun the margin in Duke’s favor. Girard stepped up for two free throws following a Carey technical foul and split the pair, looking off to the side after the first miss. SU’s nine missed shots from the charity stripe were its fourth-most this season while Duke missed just four. An ensuing broken play saw a rebound bounce to Alex O’Connell, who sunk and cashed a 3 from the wing without taking a step. Each swing leaving SU scrambling after costlier mistakes. Syracuse broke Duke’s press in the final minutes but coughed it away underneath the basket. When a Duke turnover in the waning minutes gave Hughes the ball with a chance to make it a one-possession game, Hughes again attacked space to his left, waited and rose for a 3-pointer. The crowd rose again and fell flatly as the ball tracked into Carey’s arms. “We gotta be able to hit some more 3s to win a game like that against Duke,” Buddy said. “That’s what it came down to. But overall, I thought our offense was really solid in getting to the rim.” Comments Published on February 2, 2020 at 1:17 am Contact Nick: email@example.com | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+