Charles Smith

first_imgCharles Smith, age 71 of Sunman, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home.  The son of Beve and Edith (nee: Goins) Smith was born in Manchester, Kentucky on July 12, 1946.Charles loved to travel and going to see folks.  He was nicknamed, Beep Beep because he was always on the go.He is survived by his sons, Brian Smith, Gary Smith, Larry Smith, Ryan Smith and daughter, Bobbie Jo Kerney, along with their mother, Annette Smith; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and siblings Dolly Rininger, Denver Smith and Betty Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Martha Brodback.Cremation was chosen by the family.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img

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Lady Wildcats Cool Off Lady Red Devils

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats were trounced in 2018 by the Red Devils on their home pitch. Last year the varsity squad were no match for the much stronger Richmond program.The Wildcats refused to accept that same result in 2019 and upset the Red Devils on their home pitch last night in a dramatic 4-3 win.The stats:Goals: Jordan Nichols (2), Grace Noble (1), Kloe Bolos (1)Assists: Jordan Nichols (1), Jaime Stortz (1), Maegan Pearson (1)Saves: Karlie Hahn (8) including an incredible blocked PK to hold the Wildcats lead.The intense competition against bigger faster schools served as a great training ground for the Wildcats. They relied on good possession, ball movement, passing, and communication to have a very coordinated and effective attack results in 18 quality shots on goal by the forwards and midfielders.The reliability of the defensive line was paramount to the team’s success. Claudia Mauntel, Laura Edwards, Taylee Conrad, Grayce Knapp and Kaitlyn Brunemann were outstanding. Adrienne Bundy was assigned the role to shut down the team’s top scorer and was able to rattle and frustrate the offensive of the Red Devils. She delivered a career topping performance .Strategically, the team was well prepared for what was sure to be a fast-paced game on turf. Coach Adams shortened rotations and playing time in previous games earlier in the week to conserve the varsity player’s energy. The use of swing and JV players in other varsity matches was a tactical decision to prepare for the big test against Richmond. This was the 4th game of the week and the Wildcats ended up winning 4 out of 4 making this most successful week of soccer since Coach Adams took over the program.The Lady Wildcats have not hit a mid-season dip in success. This is largely due the deep bench strength of players such as Paige Hall, Morgan Stewart as well as swing players earning quality time with the varsity squad such as Kaylin Knapp, Grace Kruthhaupt, Regan Noble and Kaitlyn Brunemann.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.last_img read more

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LGBTQ minor introduced in Dornsife

first_imgOn Wednesday, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences gender studies program announced the introduction of the LGBTQ studies minor for undergraduates beginning in fall 2015.The process of creating the minor started with Rev. Kelby Harrison, director of the USC LGBT Resource Center, who approached the gender studies department with the suggestion of creating a minor for students interested in the topic.The 20-unit minor consists of one lower-division course, one upper-division course and three upper-division electives. The upper-division required course, SWMS 306: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, was created specifically for the minor. In addition to the minor requirement, SWMS 212: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: An Introduction, also fulfills a general education requirement.Jeanne Weiss, student services advisor for the gender studies program, said that she hopes the new major will reach a broader demographic.“We hope to reach students throughout the university and provide a minor that would benefit them,” said Weiss.Weiss also discussed the uniqueness of the minor in relation to other areas of study already offered through Dornsife.“The gender studies minor focuses mostly on feminist issues, while the LGBTQ minor focuses on queer studies, giving students a good opportunity to formalize their studies in this area,” said Weiss.Jorge Molina, a junior majoring in writing for film and television and co-director of Queer Cut, an LGBTQ student organization at the School of Cinematic Arts, spoke about how the newly introduced minor will promote an improved sense of equality on campus.“I think it’s great that the university is recognizing that LGBT issues are as important of being studied as any other major cultural group,” Molina said. “This will hopefully start a conversation among students and staff and the entire Trojan community about the importance of recognition and integration.”The LGBTQ studies minor is open to students of all majors. Those interested in learning more about the minor can contact Weiss.last_img read more

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Viterbi students build, deliver satellite to start-up

Vector Space Systems will send its CubeSat satellite into orbit to test technological advancement. (Photo Courtesy of Space Engineering Research Center) “It feels like a big accomplishment to send something that actually will get launched into space and being able to take a lot of the theoretical knowledge that we’ve gained and turn it into an actual product that will send data back down from space to Earth,” said Rogers, who graduated from USC’s graduate astronautical engineering program last May. “I think it turns a lot of what our dreams were into reality.” Early in March, these students finished building and delivered USC’s third CubeSat satellite, which is about the size of a breadbox. David Barnhart, a research professor in the astronautics department, led the students selected from the Space Engineering Research Center through the year-long building process of the satellite. “We learn about this in classes but applying it to actual hardware is very different,” Rughani said. “The hardware doesn’t always cooperate with you unlike a simulation on a computer. And then, you run into things that you wouldn’t even think about when you’re designing.” “It’s definitely a huge success because we’ve spent the past year or so working on this and we’ve been able to start from pretty much nothing and create a CubeSat that’s ready to go to space,” said Rahul Rughani, a doctoral student and systems engineer for the team. Rogers said creating the satellite allowed her to gain experience and discover her career aspirations in different aspects of engineering. “Size matters in space relative to payloads and power and things so it can’t do a lot by itself but … we provide a platform, in essence, to carry their electronic boards to validate that they work,” Barnhart said. Rughani said working on the satellite allowed students to apply the skills they’ve learned in classes and solve real-world problems. The CubeSat satellite will be used for technology development, testing the company’s payload when sent to space. Once in orbit, the satellite will generate power and send a signal to the ground, indicating that everything is functional. The customer’s payload will then send data to Vector, while the satellite’s sensors simultaneously send information to the ground to ensure everything is operating as expected. Rebecca Rogers, the team’s integration and test director, said this was a rare opportunity for students to have an internship-like experience before entering the workforce. The team has successfully delivered the satellite to its customer, Vector Space Systems, a start-up developing satellites and launch vehicles. Vector will use this newly built satellite to test its technology in space and ensure it works before selling it to customers. “I just think that was really valuable for me to just get experience in all these different things and [see what] a job in any one of these subsystems [could] be like day to day,” Rogers said. A team of students in the Viterbi School of Engineering have taken one small step toward space and made one big leap for their careers. read more

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Men’s soccer: Wisconsin to take on non-conference in-state rivals

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team will take on the Marquette Golden Eagles in an in-state battle between two teams trending in opposite directions at the McClimon Complex Wednesday night. Starting the first of their four-game home stand, the Badgers look to continue their recent success, winning five out of their previous six competitions. Coming back from a one-goal deficit in both of their previous victories, Wisconsin looks to start the game off fast, not wanting to test their comeback abilities for a third straight game. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles have been struggling, winning only a single game over the entirety of the season.If the Badgers win this Wednesday, their home game lossless streak will reach 18.  Forwards Mike Catalano and Chris Mueller will look to further their momentum, both scoring a goal in their previous match against Rutgers, with the latter tallying four points total. These two teams have a long history, as their first game dates back to 1977. In their latest grudge match, the Badgers edged out the Golden Eagles 1-0 in 2016.“Hospital Night” will be held at the game to give thanks to UW Hospital employees for their work and dedication. They will receive free admission to the game by showing their hospital ID. With the season’s end just around the corner, every game counts. After Marquette, the Badgers look ahead to Saturday where they will meet Big Ten rival Michigan State. Only two points behind Big Ten leader, Maryland, the Badgers cannot afford to drop a point this deep into the season. On October 13th, the Badgers take on the Terrapins on national television.The Marquette and Michigan State games will be broadcasted on BTN Plus.last_img read more

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Possible changes to hurling penalty rules.

first_imgTipperary’s Seamus Callanan and John O’Dwyer both had penalties saved during Sunday’s drawn All Ireland final while a goal hasn’t come from a penalty in the Championship since Joe Canning netted for Galway against Kilkenny in the Leinster semi final in June.O’Neill said the debate to change the current status quo has been ongoing since before Sunday.last_img

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HORSE RACING: General Salute wins Vanguard Assurance Challenge Cup

first_imgGeneral Salute was crowned the champion of the Vanguard Assurance Challenge Cup overcoming a stiff challenge from champion Mr.K and Sly Mongoose on Saturday at the Accra Turf Club in Borteyman. General Salute which was ridden by top Jockey Daniel Abeka from Godwin Cos Quaye stables was given the general’s salute after obtaining his second consecutive victory in two weeks. General spanned a distance of 1,600 kilometers in a time of two minutes sixteen seconds to annex the trophy in a competition which numbered up to 17 jockeys.  The 2nd and 3rd placed winners received surveyors from sponsors Vanguard whilst 1st  placed Daniel Abeka received a trophy as well as surveyors.In the opening event, five  horses namely Marie Crus, SHATTER, Let Them Say, High Rise and Ghana’s Pride competed for the Division 4B race which covered a distance of 1,000 km. Marie Crus from Nii Yemo Odoi stables emerged as the winner finishing in a time of a minute and twenty seven seconds.In another race, Jockeys E. Derry (Good Name), C.Ampah (Barikisu),  G.Abbey (Mercedes), J.Mensah (Laila), David Ahenkwah (Larro) and J.Lamptey (By His Grace) competed for the honors but it was the managed to put the cherry on the cake elapsing a time of 1.25seconds with covered distance of 1,000km. The race will resume in mid November at the same venue to justify which horse has the fastest legs.last_img read more

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Muguruza new No 1, Stephens returns to top 20

first_img8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 44109. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3770 (+1)10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3502 (+2)11. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 346012. Madison Keys (USA) 3403 (+4)13. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3310 (+1)14. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3156 (-8)15. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3095 (-1)16. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2764 (+6)17. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2711 (+66)18. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2295 (-1)19. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2140 (-1)20. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2135 (-1)Selected:22. Serena Williams (USA) 2030 (-7)103. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 605 (+43)Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Garbine Muguruza officially became world number one for the first time on Monday, as Sloane Stephens soared back into the top 20 after her surprise US Open triumph.Wimbledon champion Muguruza takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top of the rankings, after the Czech’s quarter-final defeat in New York by Coco Vandeweghe.Stephens, who was ranked 957th six weeks ago after a long injury absence, jumps 66 places to world number 17 after winning 15 of her last 17 matches, including the 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of fellow American Madison Keys in Saturday’s US Open final.Keys is up four spots to number 12 after reaching a maiden Grand Slam final. Seven-time major champion Venus Williams, 37, has returned to the top five for the first time since January 2011, while her sister Serena, who gave birth to her first child during the US Open, drops out of the top 20 for the first time in six years.Maria Sharapova, who reached the fourth round in her first Grand Slam appearance after serving a doping ban, is closing back in on the top 100.Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who started the year as the world number one, slipped eight places to 14th after seeing her US Open title defence ended in the first round by Naomi Osaka.WTA top 20 on September 11:1. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6030 points (+2)2. Simona Halep (ROU) 59653. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5640 (+1)4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5520 (-3)5. Venus Williams (USA) 4756 (+4)6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4640 (-1)7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4520last_img read more

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Pochettino won’t rule out United move

first_img“There are a lot of rumours but, look, I am happy here trying to give my best to the club.”– ‘Not in my hands’ –United are set to name their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season, giving them time to tempt ex-Southampton boss Pochettino away from Tottenham.“It’s not in my hands how to manage all of these rumours,” said Pochettino, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid when they hire a permanent coach at the end of the season.“I am not creating rumours, I am here. The players doesn’t care too much about what happened about the rumours.United are set to name their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season“We are focused and we are going to be focused on our job and then we are very professional.“We were talking a few weeks ago and I said if a chairman or president is going to support you, then it’s because you are going to be sacked the day after.“That job is so tough because nobody in football can guarantee you are going to be here tomorrow.”Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Unai Emery questioned why his close friend would want to join United.Emery has a long friendship with Pochettino, honed as both managed in La Liga and the Spaniard is unsure if United would be the right move,“I think he’s very happy at Tottenham,” the Spaniard said.“I think he’s coaching a very big team with a very big player and now they are in the Champions League they are also in a better position in the Premier League than Manchester United.“I think his performance at Tottenham is very big. I don’t know if he’s thinking to change for another club, but I am looking at him with a very big commitment to Tottenham.”Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.Pochettino is believed to be United’s top choice to succeed Mourinho following his sacking on Tuesday.The Argentine signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham in May and has spoken at length about wanting to stay with the club as they prepare to move into their new stadium.But reports following Mourinho’s exit suggested Pochettino is privately open to the possibility of moving to Old Trafford.The 46-year-old is understood to have been frustrated by the lack of backing he has received in the transfer market — with Tottenham unable to make a single close-season signing this year.Pochettino is also vexed by Tottenham’s tight wage structure and the failure of chairman Daniel Levy to sell players he no longer wants.Perhaps aware he may have to deal with financial restrictions at Tottenham for several more years because of their expensive and delayed stadium move, Pochettino left the door open for United when he admitted he could not predict what might happen at the end of the season.“What is going to happen in the summer? What is going to happen tomorrow? No one knows. The most important is to enjoy the journey. I’m so happy here,” he told reporters on Tuesday.“What is going to happen is not in our hands, I mean the decision in another club, we don’t know.“That is not my business and then I will not waste time or energy because my focus and energy is in Tottenham.”Pochettino, preparing for Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final at Arsenal, emphasised he is happy at Tottenham, where he has earned a reputation as one of the brightest young coaches in the world.Tottenham are third in the Premier League, while United are languishing in sixth place.“It is not my business if something happens in another club, like in many, many clubs around the world,” he said.“I am happy here in Tottenham and I have four-and-a-half years left on my contract.last_img read more

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England Golf supports new professionals with tournament starts

first_img27 Apr 2018 England Golf supports new professionals with tournament starts Three new professionals are being supported by England Golf’s Give Back agreement with a series of starts on the European Challenge Tour.Josh Hilleard (pictured), Bradley Moore and Sean Towndrow will each get England Golf invitations to seven tournaments during 2018.In return they’ll give back a proportion of their winnings, over a certain amount, to the England Players Fund which supports players of the future.All three players came through England Golf national squads and were leading internationals in their amateur days.Moore, 20, from Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, begins his campaign this week at the Turkish Airlines Challenge. Hilleard, 23, from Farrington Park, Somerset, starts at next week’s Challenge de Espana. Towndrow 27, from Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire, will take up his first start in the following week at the Open de PortugalThe Give Back scheme started two years ago and players who have been supported include double European amateur Ashley Chesters, Brabazon Trophy champions Ben Stow and Jamie Bower, English Amateur champion Nick Marsh and Ashton Turner who represented GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy.The players’ provisional schedules are:Josh HilleardMay 3-6 Challenge De EspanaMay 17-20 Andalucia – Costa del Sol Match Play 9June 21-24 SSE Scottish Hydro ChallengeJuly 5-8 Prague Golf ChallengeJuly 26-29 Euram Bank Open, AustriaAugust 9-12 Vierumaki Finnish ChallengeSeptember 6-9 Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, EnglandBradley Moore26-29 April Turkish Airlines ChallengeMay 10-13 Open de PortugalJuly 5-8 Prague Golf ChallengeAugust 2-5 Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert KarlssonAugust 30-September 2 Cordon Golf Open, FranceSeptember 6-9 Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, EnglandOctober 4-7 Irish ChallengeOctober 4-7 Irish ChallengeSean TowndrowMay 10-13 Open de PortugalMay 31- June 3 Swiss ChallengeJune 14-17 Hauts de France Golf OpenJune 28-July Made in Denmark ChallengeAugust 2-5 Swedish Challenge Hosted by Robert KarlssonAugust 16-19 Northern Ireland OpenSeptember 6-9 Bridgestone Challenge, Luton Hoo, EnglandImage copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: Challenge Tour, England Golf, Give Backlast_img read more

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