Batesville, In. — The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville celebrated their year on Wednesday at the Big Four Café with several members of the community.Director of the coalition Kim Linkel says the most recent information from the Indiana Youth Survey shows tobacco, alcohol and drug use among school-aged Batesville area residents is down slightly. The study also showed the perception of harm and disapproval by friends and parents is up.The study examined more than 1200 students between grades 6 &12 between January and February of 2017. The survey was made of 47.8 percent female and 52.2 percent were male.Director Linkel expresses gratitude to Batesville Casket/Hillenbrand, Batesville Tool & Die, Inc. City of Batesville, Community Mental Health Center Inc., FCN Bank, Judge Ryan & Lee Ann King, Linkel Company LLC., Margaret Mary Health, PreventionFirst, Sage passage, Inc. and Stayin’ Alive.
falls of the ohio state parkClarksville, In. — Falls of the Ohio State Park is inviting people to the ocean in the middle of the Midwest.The park is launching “Marine Life of Today and Yesterday,” a series of programs that will take place at the park’s interpretive center beginning Saturday, Dec. 29 and running until June 2019.Some programs are geared to adults and high school/college students, though the Family Nature Club and Meet the Paleontologist programs are appropriate for children. The standard admission fee applies for the programs unless otherwise noted. The programs, dates and times are listed below:Dec. 29, 2 p.m.: Climate change and coral reefsJan. 6, 2019, 2 p.m.: Meet the Paleontologist – Fossil Fish Tales (Free)Jan. 12, 2 p.m.: Geology of the OceanJan. 20, 2 p.m.: Family Nature Club – Coral Reefs ($2 program fee for children only)Feb. 3, 2 p.m.: Meet the Marine Biologist – So you want to study the ocean? (Free)Feb. 24, 2 p.m.: Coral Reef Geology and Mass ExtinctionsMarch 3, 3 p.m.: Meet the Paleontologist – Life in Ordovician – what fossils tell us (Free)March 24, 2 p.m.: Geology and the Evolution of Marine LifeApril 7, 3 p.m.: Meet the Paleontologist – Life in Silurian – what fossils tell us (Free)April 21, 2 p.m.: Mass Extinctions and Ocean LifeMay 19, 3 p.m.: Family Nature Club – Making a fossil collection ($2 program fee for children only)May 26, 3 p.m.: Meet the Paleontologist – Life in Devonian – what fossils tell us (Free)June 30, 3 p.m.: Meet the Paleontologist – Life in Mississippian – what fossils tell us (Free)Programs will be presented by Alan Goldstein or Dr. Dominique Hansen. Goldstein has been an interpretive naturalist and paleontologist at the park for 25 years. Hansen, marine biologist and naturalist, is a graduate of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and has extensive experience diving and researching coral reef geology, ecology and effects of climate change.Falls of the Ohio State Park is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.
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Mauricio Pochettino does not feel Southampton need to strengthen in January due to the quality coming through the club’s fabled academy. “But overall I would say the Premier League is financially the most potent league in the world. “Most of the time it is much easier to sign a player who is the finished product, probably from abroad, instead of using younger players and giving them confidence, time and the possibility of coming through the ranks and be part of the senior side. “It is understandable because managers depend on results of every single game. “What’s been the case here in Southampton is that two good things have come together – the fact that there’s been a very good project in place for a long time, in the sense that we always push players through the academy, and a manager that fully believes in young players and wants them to come through the ranks.” The focus on young players at St Mary’s has been complemented by big-money acquisitions. Dani Osvaldo, Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren were astute, if expensive, summer signings, as was Gaston Ramirez the previous year. The Uruguayan has yet to justify his £12million price tag and is reported to be growing increasingly unsettled at St Mary’s. Ramirez’s representative has previously suggested the player did not like Pochettino and this week suggested Inter Milan were interested in the attacking midfielder – talk the Saints boss played down ahead of Saturday’s trip to Arsenal. “Gaston knows perfectly what I think and I know what he thinks,” he said. “That’s a private matter between us. He is fully obliged to fulfil his contract. “That’s all he has to do as a Southampton player. He has to work in order to fulfil that contract and be part of the team.” That conveyor belt of talent makes Pochettino, whose side sit third in the standings, confident about the future and relaxed about business in the January transfer window. “We don’t see that as a problem,” the Saints boss said. “We have a lot of young players coming from the academy that are pushing really hard. “They are making a case for being in the senior team. Players like Sam Gallagher and Harrison Reed, very exciting players. “So in that sense we are not worried about the depth of our squad because we have a lot of young players that guarantee us a very good future in the immediate future. “We are covered in that sense so we are not worried.” Southampton’s focus on home-grown talent is an unusual one in the richest league in the world, but one increasingly pointed to as the way to go. Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse have flourished after being brought into the first team, while several others have been given Premier League experience as teenagers. “I think there’s great talent in English football academies, as much as in Spain, Brazil or Argentina,” Pochettino said. “It all comes down to individual decisions. Every club makes their own decisions. Press Association The production line that in recent years has produced Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott shows no signs of letting up, with Adam Lallana the latest graduate to receive a senior international cap. The Saints captain has played a starring role this season and is one of 12 players from the youth system to have featured in their matchday squad.
THE Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) has selected a male and female team to represent Guyana this weekend at a Tri-Nation tournament slated for French Guiana from tomorrow.According to information received, the GVF received an invitation from the French Guiana Volleyball Federation to be a part of the Tri-Nation series which also includes Suriname.Since receiving the invitation, the GVF’s Selection Committee headed by former national captain and current national coach, Levi Nedd, has put together a squad of male and female players who underwent intensive training in Georgetown and was expected to leave yesterday for French Guiana.Both the male and females wrapped up their preparation at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain have offered him a contract extension after a successful debut season.Buffon, 41, was expected to retire at the end of the 2017-18 campaign with Juventus before PSG persuaded him to move to France, and now he is considering a further extension to his career.The Italian has featured 24 times across all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions this season, sharing first-choice responsibilities with Alphonse Areola. Gianluigi Buffon He only signed a one-year deal with PSG but has shown himself to still be capable of performing at the highest level despite his age.And PSG seems intent on keeping him around until he is 42.Speaking to Sky Uno, Buffon said: “The club has offered me an extension, which makes me really happy.“We will look in a few days to examine this project and see if we both believe that it is good to continue together.“It’s going well in Paris. I have exceptional life experience at 41 years old. I arrived convinced that I would be involved as a player and as a person, and I found what I came for.”Should Buffon stay at PSG for another year, he will enter his 25th season as a professional.Thomas Tuchel’s side have had the Ligue 1 title wrapped up since beating Monaco 3-1 at Parc des Princes on April 21, holding a 16-point lead over second placed Lille in the standings.Next up for the French giants is a home clash against Dijon before a trip to Stade Reims on the final day of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Published on October 10, 2013 at 11:19 am Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 Scott Shafer is, at his core, a defensive guy. He spent the past four years as Syracuse’s defensive coordinator before being promoted to head coach in the offseason.In his time heading the defense, he’s built his own philosophies, one of which is his desire to have 18 capable players on defense.He’s always seen depth on the defensive line, but until this year it was harder to come by at the linebacker position.“We struggled with that, in my four years here, at linebacker because we haven’t had good numbers,” the head coach said during his weekly press conference Thursday.With the emergence of JUCO transfers Luke Arciniega and Josh Kirkland into the Orange’s rotation, Shafer is feeling more comfortable about his depth at that position. Arciniega logged a career-high four tackles against No. 3 Clemson and has nine on the year, including two for a loss. Kirkland ranks fourth on the team with 19 tackles and his 2.5 for a loss are more than starter Dyshawn Davis.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said it can be an uncomfortable situation for a coach to get players like Arciniega and Kirkland involved when the three starters are so skilled.“You’ve got to get outside your comfort zone a little bit,” Shafer said.He knows, though, that adding depth will make SU “a better team at the end of the game.” He likes to get Cameron Lynch involved on special teams, too, so adding two more reliable linebackers to the rotation can keep Davis, Lynch and Marquis Spruill fresh at the end of the game.Said Shafer: “They’ll be better football players if they can get a little break here and there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle has been named to the same position at Syracuse, per an SU release. He takes over for interim AD Pete Sala, who served the position for three months after Daryl Gross stepped down.Coyle will assume the role on July 6 and be formally introduced this Monday on the SU campus.“I am truly impressed with Syracuse University’s athletics program and I am honored to have been selected athletic director,” Coyle said in the release. “Throughout my career I have been committed to developing student-athletes and athletics staff to be leaders both inside the classroom and on the court and playing fields. I recognize that Syracuse University student-athletes, coaches, athletic staff and fans are among the best in the country. I am eager to work beside them and look forward to becoming a part of Orange Nation.”BSU won 12 conference championships in Coyle’s time there, including titles in six different sports. In 2014-15, the Broncos won conference championships in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.“Mark has accomplished a great deal in his time as Boise State’s director of athletics, and we wish him, Krystan, and their family every happiness and success,” Boise State Athletics said in a statement to The Daily Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom a fundraising standpoint, Coyle helped raise more than $40 million in capital gifts and annual donations. Per the release, Coyle also renegotiated the multi-media marketing rights agreement with Learfield Communications, which came out to over $42 million in revenue for BSU’s athletic department.“Mark has an outstanding record as a director of athletics and is known throughout the country for his professional accomplishments,” SU Chancellor Kent Syverud said in the release. “His strong academic values and commitment to the welfare of student-athletes, combined with his record of achievement in fundraising, make him the right person to lead Syracuse University Athletics forward at this important time for the University.”Coyle’s other past stops include HOST Communications, Inc., which was acquired by Syracuse partner IMG in 2007. He also served as the associate athletics director of external relations at the University of Minnesota and in several roles in Kentucky’s athletic department before going to Boise State.Gross spent a decade at the helm of Syracuse Athletics, and led the Orange in its move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, boosting the success of olympic sports and helping install new facilities for a variety of athletic teams.Coyle inherits a position that now has to deal with an ongoing NCAA appeals process and a department that has gained negative publicity for the status of the No. 44 with the football program as well.He has been the director of athletics at Boise State since late 2011 and overseen a football team at BSU that has had consistent success on a national level, something he’ll have to try and do with a struggling SU program. Comments
Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been appointed a professor of practice at the USC Price School of Public Policy.The university announced Villaraigosa’s appointment in a press release on Friday. The title of “professor of practice” is reserved for individuals who have made “significant contributions in the public practice of their field of expertise,” according to the press release.Villaraigosa will teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses in topics such as city planning and public sector executive management. He will also spearhead the USC Villaraigosa Initiative for Restoring the California Dream, which will focus on finding solutions for major policy issues and increasing the efficiency of state government.Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragosa has been appointed a a professor of practice at the USC Price School of Public Policy Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanDuring his tenure as mayor, Villaraigosa advocated for increasing funding for public transportation through Measure R, pushed for the instatement of 1.000 new police officers in Los Angeles, and worked to improve public education in some of the city’s lowest performing schools. Villaraigosa also served in the state Assembly for six years, two of which as the Speaker of the Assembly.Dean Jack H. Knott of the USC Price School of Public Policy said Villaraigosa’s experience as the 41st mayor of Los Angeles will allow him to give valuable instruction to students.“Throughout his tenure as mayor of the city of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa made significant progress in policy areas that are critically important to the USC Price School, including transportation and infrastructure development, public safety, port security and the environment,” Knott said in a press release. “His wide range of knowledge and hands-on experience in these areas and others, including education and governance, will serve as a great asset to the USC Price School’s ongoing work and research.”The former mayor and state Assemblyman said he looks forward to delving into some of California’s most pressing policy problems at USC.“The Price School is one of the nation’s leading policy schools, with particular strengths in my own policy interests, such as transportation and infrastructure development,” Villaraigosa said in a press release. “I am excited about working with the school to propose solutions to some of the state’s and nation’s critical policy challenges.” Follow Annalise on Twitter @asmantz
The USC men’s and women’s swimming teams are both set to compete this weekend as the Women of Troy will split their squad to compete in the SMU Swim Classic on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 as well as at home against San Diego on Friday, Oct. 19. The Trojans will open their season at home against North Carolina State, also on Friday and Saturday.The women’s team looks to build on its back-to-back third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships and a 165-88 victory in their opening meet against Utah. The team is led by a strong core of veterans, including senior co-captain Haley Anderson, an NCAA champion, three-time All-American, three-time Pac-12 champion and silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics. The Women of Troy other returning All-Americans are senior co-captain Christel Simms; seniors Lindsay Parrish, Yumi So and Jessica Schimtt; and juniors Stina Gardell, Meghan Hawthorne and Lynette Lim.USC is one of six teams competing at the SMU Swim Classic; competitors include host SMU, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Louisville. Each team can only use eight swimmers and one diver in the competition, with only one swimmer per team in the “A” and “B” finals of each event. The meet begins at 4:30 p.m. PT both days.The rest of the women’s team will host San Diego in a non-conference meet, which starts at 2 p.m. The men’s team looks to bounce back from back-to-back seventh-place finishes at the NCAA championships as they take on North Carolina State.The men’s team meet will start at 2 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.The team returns five All-Americans, including senior Alex Lendrum; juniors Vladimir Morozov, Dimitri Colupaev and Jack Wagner; and sophomore Cristian Quintero.