Football Friday Sectional Finals Scores (11-4)

first_imgFootball Sectional Finals Scores. Friday  (11-4)Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central  52     Seymour  8Class 2A-Sectional 38Milan  52     Triton Central  28Class 3A-Sectional 30Lawrenceburg  47     Greensburg  20Class 1A-Sectional 47Eastern Greene  34     West Washington  32last_img

ITS announces plan to improve wireless Internet

first_imgFinding a strong, consistent wireless Internet connection on campus can be harder than finding a seat in The Lot at noon, but USC’s Information Technology Services hopes to solve that problem by increasing the number of wireless access points across campus within the next year.Making connections · Finding a wireless Internet connection on campus can be difficult, but USC ITS is hoping to remedy the problem. – Photo illustration by Vicki Yang ITS announced this week that the wireless Internet availability at both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus will be drastically increased in coming months.According to Kevin Durkin, director of communications and marketing for ITS, USC is working to ensure every academic building on both campuses has access to wireless Internet.“We recognize that most of our users rely on the wireless network more than the wired network, and we’re trying to respond to that,” Durkin said.Over the past decade, the need for wireless Internet on campus has increased dramatically, according to Durkin. In 2002, ITS maintained 214 wireless points on campus. Now, that number is up to 1,578 — a 125 percent increase in coverage over the last three years alone.Despite this increase in coverage, an annual ITS customer survey that measures feedback from a random selection of students and faculty on campus showed a continuously growing demand for reliable wireless Internet coverage.“Wireless on the campuses has been the key point of dissatisfaction,” Durkin said.In response to student and faculty concerns, ITS is now looking for a new vendor for the university’s wireless infrastructure and to add more wireless access points.“It’s going to be pervasive coverage,” Durkin said. “It’s going to cover both campuses, and we believe the access itself will also be improved.”This is good news for students who often use, or attempt to use, the USC wireless network on campus.“They should fix it because it gets really weak,” said Manaal Jafrey, a junior majoring in business administration. “Even right now it can’t connect.”Jafrey said she often uses the on-campus wireless in and near Leavey Library and the Marshall School of Business without problems, but she has run into problems in other areas.Saira Zia, a senior majoring in communication, said she has been very disappointed with the poor wireless coverage near another major library on campus.“Mine is really weak around the Doheny area,” Zia said. “It should work there.”Durkin encourages students to visit the ITS website, which specifically pinpoints all of the campus’s wireless access points, including floor-by-floor and room-by-room coverage.“What students can do is look at the map and check out which rooms have coverage,” Durkin said. “We want this to be something that makes [students] more self-sufficient.”ITS could not comment on how much the overhaul will cost because it is still in the process of evaluating vendors to see which is a good fit for the university.Though specific buildings are not yet targeted, Durkin said there will be overall increased wireless coverage throughout the entire campus, including dorms, residence halls and even some off-campus spots.Durkin maintained, however, that ITS is not in charge of wireless service off campus, so not all off-campus university housing students are guaranteed wireless Internet.“We’re working on it, so stay tuned,” he said.last_img read more

Growing the game in partnership

first_img20 Oct 2016 Growing the game in partnership England Golf and Mytime Active – one of the UK’s largest pay and play golf course operator – are working in partnership to grow the game.Initiatives are underway to attract more players from diverse backgrounds, to promote shorter formats of golf which fit into busy lifestyles, and to highlight the health benefits of the game.Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, said: “This project is gathering pace and it’s very exciting to be working in this way with Mytime Active. Our findings will help us to support clubs across the country to get more people playing golf and joining as members.”Mytime Active has 16 pay and play golf courses in London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Midlands – and they’re all involved in aspects of the project.Bromley Golf Centre in South London has just become the first Golf Express-branded venue in the country. Golf Express is England Golf’s campaign to promote the 9-hole game to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time.Bromley, which has a 9-hole course and 25-bay driving range, highlights the message with its course furniture, flags and branding on the range.In the Birmingham area, England Golf and Mytime Active are jointly funding a project to attract more people into golf from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.It involves working with local communities and networks and uses Mytime Active’s beginner programme ‘Get Active in Golf’ which offers a six-week structured coaching course for just £30.This project will form the blueprint for future initiatives across the country to encourage more people from under-represented groups to try golf.Players at all 16 Mytime Active golf courses are involved in a long-term health study, being undertaken with UK Active. It’s setting out to demonstrate the health benefits of golf and to support Sport England’s strategy to tackle inactivity.As part of the study golfers are wearing heart monitors, using pedometers and providing a range of information, for example about their mental wellbeing. Their progress will be tracked weekly for a year.In addition, all 16 Mytime Active sites will work towards GolfMark accreditation which includes Sport England’s Club Mark standard. This demonstrates their commitment to high standards of welfare, equity, coaching and their close connection to their communities.Techniques to improve customer service satisfaction are also being piloted. Mapping software is also being used to help Mytime Active to target their potential customers and this information is supporting future development and investment.Jason Stanton, Mytime Active’s Operations Director, said: “At Mytime Active we believe in doing golf differently, we want our facilities to be accessible for the whole community, supporting people to get more from life. Our partnership with England Golf is enabling us to realise this ambition, engaging new audiences and promoting the wider benefits of the game.”Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Christmas Forest Raises $630,000, Captures Imagination of the Community

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Providence St. Peter FoundationAttendees at the Gala pledge support for fund-a-need expanding palliative care. Photo courtesy Providence St. Peter FoundationProvidence St. Peter Foundation announced today that the 27th annual Christmas Forest raised $630,000, matching last year’s all-time high for funds raised. The event, sponsored by Titus Will, benefits the mission of Providence to provide health care to all, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable.“We live in an amazingly generous community,” says Mick Phillips, a Providence St. Peter Foundation board member and local attorney who co-chaired Christmas Forest this year. “From the volunteers who spend countless hours planning and decorating, to donors who challenge us to turn a vision into reality, we all work toward a common goal. And that is to provide excellent and compassionate care for those in need.”More than $250,000 was raised to create an outpatient palliative care clinic, the focus of this year’s fund-a-need. “The goal of palliative care is to come to the patient and help them live the best life possible, for as long as possible,” said Providence Palliative Care Medical Director Dr. Gregg VandeKieft. “Our team is trained to help relieve pain and suffering caused by serious illnesses, so the patient may live the fullest life they can.”Raffle tree winner, Juanita Sharbaugh, with daughters Sue (left), and Sally (right). Photo courtesy Providence St. Peter FoundationOlympia resident Becky Brewer was an early supporter of expanding palliative care to the outpatient setting. Her husband, Ron Sundberg, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and received palliative care while an inpatient at Providence St. Peter Hospital, before his death in 2013. Becky shared their story in a video for the gala, and says, “Ron would be so happy to know that it will be easier for other people to be more comfortable while facing the challenges that serious illnesses bring to their lives.”This year’s raffle, sponsored by McKinney’s Appliance, held special significance for one family. A week before visiting Christmas Forest, 93-year-old Juanita Sharbaugh was hospitalized to monitor a spike in her blood pressure. Her daughter, Olympia resident Sally Sharbaugh says, during that time, “We had to miss a family holiday event, so Christmas Forest was our first family event we did afterward being released from the hospital, and we were trying to make a really positive experience for mom.” Sally purchased raffle tickets to support the Providence mission, and won the raffle tree, A Sweet Old Fashioned Christmas, designed by JoAnn Green and Lois Miles.Sally says, “My mom raised five kids, so a classic World War II tree was the perfect tree for my mom, and captures all the memories we have growing up.” The tree will be the centerpiece of the family Christmas this year, the first year that the family will celebrate at Juanita’s house after her husband’s passing just a few years ago.During the five-day event, thousands of visitors came to see the trees and wreaths that were decorated by dedicated volunteers. During public viewing, 20 different artistic groups from the community delighted attendees including Alleluia! Handbell Ensemble, Olympia Youth Chorus, and many local piano students. Stacey Genzlinger, Foundation events manager, estimates 300 volunteers participated, contributing more than 10,000 hours of their time to create this year’s Christmas Forest.Providence St. Peter Foundation develops and provides philanthropic resources that help assure that compassionate and quality health care is available to the communities we serve, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. In the last three years, the foundation has distributed more than $4.3 million to local Providence ministries including St. Peter Hospital, SoundHomeCare and Hospice and Mother Joseph Care Center. Learn more at www.providence.org/giving.last_img read more

Little Silver Clerk/Administrator Says Goodbye to Her Job

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Helen Gormley is leaving her co-workers and her job but not the borough.“This is my town,” said Gormley, the borough administrator/municipal clerk who will be retiring Aug. 2.Gormley, a borough employee since February 1987, has lived on Salem Lane for 38 years. “Right now we’re going to stay in Little Silver.”Helen Gormley, Little Silver’s borough administrator/municipal clerk, is retiring Aug. 2.When she started with the borough, Gormley was hired as an administrative assistant and recycling coordinator. In January 1991 she was named as deputy borough clerk. She earned her certification as registered municipal clerk in June 1996 and was appointed deputy administrator in October 2002. Gormley assumed the responsibilities as clerk and administrator in January 2011, officially receiving the titles a year later.Gormley never saw herself taking on the responsibility of these positions and all they entail. “I never thought I would work as long as I did,” she said.She thought the job would be good for her as her two children, Pamela and John, attended borough schools.It was the quality education that led to the family moving to Little Silver nearly four decades ago, she said.Over the years as a resident and employee, she has seen the community grow and continue as a wonderful place to raise a family – in no small part due to the public education and borough services, she said.As her responsibilities grew and roots in the borough deepened, Gormley came to appreciate her role in helping borough residents tackle issues and navigate the layers of government.“It can be challenging at times,” she said, acknowledging the need to put in long hours and late nights attending borough meetings while continuing to update her certification for the clerk’s position, which is required by the state. (In comparison, the administrator job is technically a political appointment, with that person serving at the pleasure of the mayor and council.)“It is a tremendous responsibility,” she said. “You try to make everybody happy but you can’t.”What has helped, she believed, is being a resident, sharing the concerns, frustrations and pain that other residents can feel – even in a small suburban community.Her intimate knowledge of what was happening to residents became even more apparent in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. She knew how the storm impacted the community with homes damaged so significantly that some residents still are unable to return to them.She has seen houses being repaired and raised and knows how school was disrupted and power was out for lengthy periods. She felt the impact of the storm on both a personal and professional level.“I think I cared more because I live here and it is my tax dollars, too,” she said.She has helped borough professionals and elected officials make difficult tasks easier, she believes, and says they have always been decent, caring people – especially the mayors with whom she has worked.That holds true with the current holder of that office, Robert Neff Jr. “I give him a world of credit,” she said.Now she is working with the newly hired clerk/administrator, Kimberly Jungfer, who comes to Little Silver from Oceanport where she was administrator. “She knows the job inside and out,” Gormley said. “Little Silver is in good hands.”Along with that, she is saying her goodbyes to coworkers, many of whom she has worked with for quite a few years, and volunteers who have lent so much support for various committees and boards. That process has been difficult, she said. “You’re happy to say goodbye and move on but you’re sad to say goodbye.”She has no immediate plans yet for her post-work life, except maybe travel a little and see where things take her. She expects to be around town and will be available to offer a little advice to friends and neighbors on the ins and outs of local government.last_img read more

Half-time: Southampton 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR made it to the break on level terms despite a difficult first half at St Mary’s.They were on the back foot from the start and were forced into an early change after Sandro suffered an apparent head injury after eight minutes.The Brazilian midfielder, back after a knee problem, was replaced by Karl Henry following lengthy treatment.Southampton, second in the table and enjoying their best start to a top-flight season since 1988, have looked dangerous so far.They almost went ahead when Dusan Tadic’s shot deflected off Steven Caulker and onto the outside of the post, before Saints forward Graziano Pelle fired into the side netting from near the edge of the six-yard box.Rangers, thrashed 4-0 in their two previous away league games this season, have been largely second best but their passing has been better and they have shown much more willingness to press the opposition.Eduardo Vargas had got through plenty of work for them on the left-hand side in an attempt to track Nathaniel Clyne.Even so, Southampton should be ahead and Morgan Schniederlin missed a great chance for them, steering his shot wide from close range after being set up by Sadio Mane.Rangers’ best opening came in first-half injury time when Charlie Austin shot wide. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore; Sandro (Henry 11), Fer; Phillips, Kranjcar; Vargas, Austin. Subs: Hill, McCarthy, Onouha, Dunne, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steady growth in SA, BRICS trade

first_img30 August 2012Bilateral trade between South Africa and its BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India and China) partners grew substantially last year, powered by significant increases in trade and exports, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in Cape Town on Wednesday.Davies said bilateral trade between South Africa and China last year grew by 32%, trade with India by 25%, and trade with Brazil by 20%.Bilateral trade between South Africa and Russia also recovered in 2011, after a decline of 44% in 2010, but is still below the R4.2-billion in bilateral trade recorded between the two countries in 2008.Bilateral trade with China last year totaled R188-billion, with India R55-billion, with Brazil R18-billion, and with Russia R3.8-billion.The recovery in bilateral trade between South Africa and its BRICS partners follows increases in trade in 2010, after declining during the global economic crisis in 2008 and 2009.South African exports to China grew the most – at 46% – while exports to India grew by 20%, to Brazil by 14%, and to Russia by 7%.Davies said SA exports to China have grown rapidly after increases of 20% in 2010 and 42% in 2009.In terms of balance of trade, South Africa has run a trade surplus with Russia in the last two years of R1.3-billion and R1-billion respectively, after running trade deficits in 2008 and 2009.While South Africa has continued to run a trade deficit with China over the last four years, that deficit has narrowed by over 50%, from R48-billion in 2008 to less than R18-billion in 2011.South Africa’s trade deficit with Brazil also narrowed last year, to R6.1-billion – almost R2.5-billion less than the deficit recorded in 2008.However, after running trade surpluses with India of R2.5-billion in 2009 and R1.5- billion in 2010, South Africa last year recorded a trade deficit of R4.9-billion.Commenting on foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into South Africa, Davies said these had recovered last year to US$5.8-billion, about the same level as 2007 and up from $1.2-billion in 2010.He said South Africa’s decline in FDI from $9-billion in 2008 was in line with aggregate figures for G20 countries that show that FDI flows have declined every year since 2007.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

South Africa’s mortality rate at its lowest in over a decade

first_imgTuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among South Africans, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday.Stats SA and the Medical Research Council had helped to train doctors in cause-of-death-certification, which had resulted in more accurate reporting. (Image: Stats SA)Brand South Africa ReporterTuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among South Africans, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday.The Mortality and Causes of Death Report shows that HIV has risen to become the third leading cause of death in the country. It was in sixth position in 2012.But Statistician General Pali Lehohla said the rise was because recording deaths from HIV had improved, not because it was actually an increasing cause of death.Lehohla said Stats SA and the Medical Research Council had helped to train doctors in cause-of-death-certifcation, which had resulted in more accurate reporting.Death certificatesThe report is based on data collected by the Department of Home Affairs through the death registration system. The data comes as South Africa commemorated World Aids Day on 1 December. About 6.4-million South Africans are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Human Sciences Research Council.“The number of people that are dying in South Africa has declined . over time,” Lehohla said. The report found that 458&933 people died in 2013 – 6.5% down from 491 100 deaths recorded in 2012. It is the lowest number of deaths since 2002, when 502 797 deaths were registered.The report found that more males were affected by HIV than females in 2013.In 2013, the majority of deaths resulted from the main group of certain infectious and parasitic diseases (22,6%), followed by diseases of the circulatory system (16,7%).Tuberculosis (8.8%) remained the leading cause of death among South Africans, followed by influenza and pneumonia (5.2%), HIV (5.1%), cerebrovascular diseases (4.9%), and diabetes mellitus (4.8%).Of the total 458 933 deaths reported, 23% were due to infectious and parasitic diseases; 25% were other diseases; while 17% of deaths were due to circulatory system diseases.Death due to injuriesRob Dorrington, a professor of actuarial science at the University of Cape Town, told Business Report that the decline in deaths was probably largely attributable to the government’s HIV/AIDS treatment programme, which now reaches 2.7-million people.The percentage of deaths due to injuries for men was above 60% in the 20-24 age group, while the percentage of deaths due to injuries among women peaked at 28%.With deaths caused by accidents in the country, Limpopo province had the highest at 30.6% followed by the Northern Cape at 24.1%. Gauteng province had the lowest number at 3.6%. Transport accidents which led to death were shown to peak in June (10.4%) and December (10.1%).The Northern Cape recorded the highest number of assault-related deaths as a percentage of non-natural deaths at 23.1%. In fact, the Pixley ka Seme district in the Northern Cape has the country’s highest death rate at 19 per 1 000 people. eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal recorded the lowest death rate at 5 per 1 000.The report also found that 44.2% of South Africans die in hospitals while 23.2% die at home.The death registration of adults in South Africa was at 94%.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

2nd Test, Day 4: Bhajji slams his second 100, India get fitting reply from McCullum

first_imgHarbhajan Singh celebrates after scoring a century during the second cricket Test match against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Monday, November 15, 2010. Harbhajan Singh smashed his way into the record books by becoming the first number eight batsman in the history of Test cricket to hit back-to-back tons even as the second Test between India and New Zealand headed towards a tight finish in Hyderabad on Monday.SCORECARDAfter Harbhajan propelled the hosts to a challenging 472 with a blistering unbeaten 111 off 114 deliveries, Brendon McCullum led a strong New Zealand riposte by notching up his sixth Test century, which helped his side finish the day at 237 for the loss of four wickets.The New Zealanders gained a lead of 115 runs at stumps, on day four, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.After being at receiving end of McCullum’s onslaught, Indian bowlers, however, struck late in the day to give the hosts a slight edge going into the final day.At close, McCullum was going great guns having scored 124 off 177 deliveries, while giving him company was Kane Williamson, on 12. With Williamson for company, McCullum would ideally like to bat atleast an hour after lunch in order ensure that the Black Caps are in the safety zone.The crowd at the stadium went quiet as McCullum smashed the Indian bowlers for 11 boundaries and three sixes, but S Sreesanth brought some cheer back in the stands when he got one move in a bit after pitching breaching through Ross Taylor’s defence.McCullum, however, stood firm at the other end and a spanking off-drive off the bowler stood out.advertisementEarlier, openers McCullum and Tim McIntosh started on a positive note and shared an opening stand of 125 to help New Zealand clear the deficit and take a nine-run lead by tea, after Harbhajan’s exploits in the morning session saw Indians take a first innings lead of 122.Both the New Zealand openers batted with ease and displayed great character in dealing with the Indian spinners.After Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth failed to provide a breakthrough, Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced the spinners but the New Zealand openers, especially McCullum, used their feet well to score some quick runs against Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha.McCullum sashayed down the ground to loft Harbhajan over his head to signal his intentions. He then greeted Ojha with another massive six over long-off, which landed on the second tier of the pavilion end, and then swept the bowler to the deep midwicket boundary.Harbhajan was again at the receiving end of McCullum’s onslaught, when the batsman smashed him for the maximum over long-off.At tea the visitors, having overcome a deficit of 122 runs, were comfortably placed at 131 for the loss of first-innings centurion Tim McIntosh, who was trapped by Pragyan Ojha just one short of a half-century.McCullum was unbeaten on 73 off 101 balls while Martin Guptill was giving him company on four. Thanks to McCullum’s aggressive batting, the session between lunch and tea fetched New Zealand 94 runs in 27 overs.What affected India’s bowling in that period was pace spearhead Zaheer Khan’s absence — he sat out the entire session due to abdominal strain.The pacer came off the bench some time after tea, but did not bowl. Another cause for concern was Sressanth’s recurrent problem with no balls. The pacer overstepped thrice during his short five-over spell before lunch.Dhoni tried to play on McCullum’s patience by employing a 6-3 packed on-side field when Harbhajan Singh was operating from round the wicket, but the Kiwi was unruffled and, on a couple of occasions, used the reverse sweep to great effect against the off-spinner.He got to his century, his sixth in the longer version of the game, with a cracking square-cut off Harbhajan.Earlier in the day, Harbhajan slammed an unbeaten 111 off 116 balls and his 105-run partnership for the 10th wicket with Sreesanth helped the hosts take a first innings significant lead before Daniel Vettori castled Sreesanth to put the brakes on India’s first innings.Vettori, who bowled nearly 50 overs, finished with impressive figures of five for 135, while Tim Southee took three for 119.Resuming at an overnight score of 434 for nine, the duo of Harbhajan, who was unbeaten on 85 at stumps on the third day, and Sreesanth racked up 36 runs in quick time that saw the off-spinner getting to the coveted landmark.The landmark was touched when Harbhajan tucked off his hips a Tim Southee delivery, in the seventh over of the day.As he pumped his fists in joy, his teammates in the dressing room gave him a standing ovation as crowd clapped and whistled for the man Rahul Dravid described as the “new Gary Sobers.”advertisementThe spinner also thanked Sreesanth who defied the visitors for 115 minutes, which saw him take some blows on his body.Harbhajan started from where he had left off on the third day, slamming Vettori for a straight six over the long-on.After reaching his century, he smashed Southee over widish long-on for his seventh six of the innings and second of the day.The 100-run partnership was up in just 110 minutes and off 149 balls. Harbhajan’s hurricane knock contained seven sixes and an equal number of boundaries.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has avoided action after grabbing Stephan Lichsteiner around the throat during victory over Arsenal.Mane put his hands around Lichtsteiner’s neck during the first half of Saturday’s 5-1 home win at Anfield.However, The Sun reports referee Michael Oliver saw the incident at the time and duly awarded a free-kick which means there will be no further action.The clash summed up a feisty, frustrating evening for the Gunners as they fell five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.There was even a tunnel bust-up involving Arsenal defender Sokratis and Liverpool top scorer Mo Salah. last_img read more