Early morning structure fire

first_imgBatesville, IN — Officials with Batesville Fire and Rescue are still on the scene of a structure fire that occurred a little before 2 am this morning just north of the intersection of Park and Boehringer Streets. The fire is extinguished at this time, but crews are on the scene for clean-up and investigation. Sunman Area Life Squad and the Batesville Police also assisted at the scene. Officials have asked the public to avoid the area. Click here for an update on the story.last_img

Faugheen turns on the style

first_img Press Association The result gave Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins back-to-back victories in the Grade Two after Annie Power struck 12 months ago. The jockey, who rode a treble on the card, said: “That was mission accomplished. Looking at the runners, we felt we might have to make the running ourselves. “That was the first run of the year and we knew he was going to improve, so we were not about to make it a test of stamina. He showed a terrific turn of foot. This was just about November. He wasn’t going to be 125 per cent fit. “Once I got the fencing down the hill, he jumped much better form there. He has ticked the first box, he has plenty of big questions to answer, but the dream is alive.” Mullins said: “I’m delighted. Ruby really asked him at the last and he came up for him. He was able to dictate the pace, which he won’t always be able to do. “He looks way stronger than he did at any stage last year. Hopefully I can keep him like that and, if he can improve, who knows. “I don’t know where he’ll go next but he has plenty of options and could go up or down in trip.” Ruby Walsh made most of the running aboard the Cheltenham Festival-winning six-year-old, who is now unbeaten in seven starts, and was in no particular hurry at the head of affairs, but his companion largely jumped accurately and with economic purpose. Blue Fashion at least attempted to make a race of it, but a swift jump at the last from the 1-4 favourite confirmed the inevitable and Faugheen won by a carefree three and three-quarter lengths. center_img Ante-post Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen toyed with his rivals in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot.last_img read more

South Florida boy dies of starvation after being chained to towel rack

first_imgPolice are investigating after a 12-year-old boy from Monroe County, Florida was pronounced dead at an out of state hospital.Eduardo Posso had been chained to a towel bar at an Indiana motel, according to court documents.Officials say the cause of death was ruled to be complications from starvation and malnourishment as well as the absence of medical attention.Eduardo was supposed to be living in Florida with his sister, father, and stepmother and attending school, but instead, he died at an Indiana hospital on May 24th after showing signs of prolonged abuse.The boy’s mother told CNN she had no idea that her son left the state of Florida when police arrived at her home last week.Police have arrested the boy’s father Luis Posso, 32, and stepmother, Dayana Medina-Flores, 25, in connection to his death.Posso and Flores are charged with murder, negligence, criminal confinement, and battery to a minor.As of last week, both Posso and Medina-Flores are being held in the Monroe County Correction Center on a $500,000 bond each, according to police.last_img read more

Anderson and Team USA win opener

first_imgWisconsin’s Jolene Anderson scored seven points on 3-for-3 shooting as the United States rolled past Russia 98-65 in the first round of the women’s U-19 world basketball championship in Tunis, Tunisia.Tennessee’s Nikki Anosike and Maryland’s Crystal Langhorne led the way with 16 points each and North Carolina’s Erlana Larkins added 14 in the opening round win. “I was really proud of our defensive effort as a team. Everybody came in an contributed and we really set the tone with our defense,” USA head coach Gail Goestenkors said. The United States broke the game open early with a 16-2 run that put Team USA up 24-7. Anosike keyed the run, scoring seven consecutive points, and the Americans never looked back.Team USA continues preliminary play Saturday against Congo.Badgers invited to USA hockey tryouts: Recent UW graduate Molly Engstrom and 2003 grad Kerry Weiland will join 38 national standouts at the 2005 USA Hockey National Women’s Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y Aug. 18-25. Twenty of the 40 players invited to Lake Placid will represent the United States in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.Engstrom and Weiland are two of 13 players from the WCHA making the trip to Lake Placid. Twenty of the 40 players competing at the festival were members of the 2005 US national team, including Engstrom, and 11 players enter Lake Placid with Olympic experience.The tryouts will consist of daily practices and a round-robin tournament, for which the players will be divided into two teams of 20. USA Hockey will release its national team roster on the final day of competition, Aug. 25. Those selected will train and compete in exhibitions around the country in preparation for the 2006 Olympics.Schuman wins state golf title: UW men’s golf coach Jim Schuman won the Wisconsin PGA Championship Tuesday for the third time in his career. Schuman shot a 3-under 213 to capture the title at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.After logging a 75 on day one Monday, Schuman shot a 70 Tuesday morning and finished with a 4-under 68 in the afternoon to win the championship by nine strokes.Meanwhile, Schuman’s sophomore standout Garrett Jones is a finalist in the US Amateur Public Links Championship. Jones set a UW record this past season with a season average of 72.72 strokes per round.Duerst names new assistant: Former Kalamazoo College star Nick Carlin-Voigt will join the UW women’s soccer team as an assistant coach, head coach Dean Duerst announced last week.At Kalamazoo College, Carlin-Voigt was the goaltender for a Hornets squad that won three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships. The star goalkeeper was named Kalamazoo’s top male athlete in his senior season.”Nick will make an incredible addition to the current staff,” Duerst said in a release. “He has a very well-rounded background and is very passionate about the game. His strength is in the defensive aspects of the game and goalkeeping. Nick had a very successful academic and athletic career and Carrie Barker and I are very eager to begin working with him.”After graduating from Kalamazoo, Carlin-Voigt trained at the IMG Soccer Academy in Florida and with Cruz Azul Oaxaca in Mexico. He then returned to his alma mater in 2004 as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team. He has also coached goalkeepers at Western Michigan.— UW Athletic Communications contributed to this reportlast_img read more

WSA launches Body Love Week at USC

first_imgOn Monday, the USC Women’s Student Assembly began celebrating Body Love Week, a series of events promoting the reconceptualization of beauty and healthy body image.Love yourself · After receiving a henna tattoo, senior Mellissa Villafranco poses for a photo on Monday during Body Love Week. – Jessca Zhou | Daily TrojanWSA Co-Director Kaya Masler said she was excited to integrate the program into the assembly.“We’ve celebrated Body Love Week before, but this is our first full week of programming,” Masler said. “We heightened the initiative after taking the temperature on campus and responding to a lot of the really unhealthy, body-negative comments that we were hearing. It’s something almost no woman doesn’t deal with.”Events began Monday with a kickoff celebration involving henna, body decorations and a photo campaign. The director of Body Love Week, Jasmine Aguilar, was largely inspired by similar movements she found while doing research on other events meant to promote healthy self-image.“In the Boulder Youth Body Alliance, they wrote messages about their body somewhere on their body,” Aguilar said. “[Some] were really funny like, ‘My heart is bigger than my butt,’ or they had really serious ones that said, ‘I’m sorry for every time I said I hated you,’ or ‘I am really proud of what my body can do rather than how it looks. I really want to spread those kinds of messages across campus as much as I can.”The events attempt to counter beauty ideals deeply embedded within society, which Aguilar said can affect virtually everyone.“We’re all held up to a specific ideal of what beauty is, Aguilar said. “For or a lot of what I’ve seen it’s very heteronormative; it’s very ‘blonde hair, blue eyes, skinny,’ [and] for men it’s ‘muscular.’ So I just want to explore, and help others explore, other ideas of what beauty means.”Some students said they believe these norms have become embedded in society.“Almost every political, social, economic structure favors white, cisgendered, straight people, whether it’s women or men, so if you don’t fall into that category then you might have issues with yourself,” Lena Melillo, a freshman majoring in philosophy, politics and law, said. “Colonialism is what instituted those values in the first place, so even if media is the vehicle that presents them, it’s not necessarily the media’s fault.”Melillo said she believes larger social problems can also contribute to widespread body negativity.“Things like racism are really bad for body image. Not just in the United States, but in many countries, lighter skin is seen as more beautiful,” she said.The Body Love movement started on a global scale, from outrage at size discrimination in the fashion industry.“There have been a lot of companies in recent light that refuse to sell clothes for women who are above a size large, or above a size 8, or don’t sell any sort of plus sizes,” Aguilar said. “So a lot of them have been bringing a lot of attention to size and what it means to be a fat woman, and a fat man as well, in society and looking deeper into that.”Since then, the movement has spanned several campaigns similar to, perhaps most famously, the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Despite the publicity of the Dove campaign and other mainstream movements, Aguilar said Body Love at USC will be more inclusive.“Dove does a lot of diversity in women, specifically in weight. I wanted to expand on body diversity more than in terms of just size; I wanted to expand on able-bodied, I wanted to expand on race and gender, and everything in between in terms of intersectionality,” she said. “I wanted it all across the board as much as I possibly could in four days.”The week’s events range from a documentary screening about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color who are disabled, called Sins Invalid, to a “BDSM: Fact and Fiction” workshop in partnership with the  Queer and Ally Student Assembly.For Aguilar, her involvement in the Body Love movement came out of personal struggles with her own self-image.“Since I was in middle school, I’ve had an eating disorder, so coming here to USC it was difficult to find a group, or a group of people, or a group of friends that I could disclose that to,” she said. “I felt really alone in the fact that I hated my body and the fact that I was different from everyone else I’d come into contact with. Everyone else seemed so confident.”Aguilar said she hopes Body Love Week will reach out to those who might be feeling similarly uncomfortable with their bodies.“I think it’s really easy to say that everyone else around you is beautiful and to appreciate everyone else’s body, but when it comes to yourself, we are told that we have to be harsher on ourselves,” she said. “So I really want everyone to see themselves in a more positive light.”Melillo agreed that a negative body image has serious implications, both for individuals and society as a whole.“If you have positive body image, then you’re more confident, and you’re able to better communicate your ideas to people,” she said. “If you’re feeling self-conscious, you’re inside of your head and you’re less likely to be able to communicate with people in meaningful ways.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Back to back wins for Speith

first_imgJordan Spieth has won his second successive “major” title after a dramatic finish at the US Open at Chambers Bay.At 21, he’s the youngest US Open champion since 1923.Fellow American Dustin Johnson had a nightmare final hole – his three-putts on the 18th costing him not only victory, but the possibility of a play-off. Spieth won by just one shot on 5-under-par.World number 1 Rory McIlroy briefly threatened on the final day but ended tied for ninth alongside Shane Lowry on level par.Lowry had a final round 71 while McIlroy hit 66.last_img read more

Pro 14 set up confirmed

first_imgThe top 3 in each conference will qualify for the Champions cup although the South African sides are not eligible for the European competition. Photo © Pat Flynn Two South African sides – the Southern Kings from Port Elizabeth and Toyota Cheetahs from Bloemfontein are joining, while the league itself will be split into two conferences of seven.The top 3 teams from each conference will reach the knockout stages while the teams who top their conference will go straight into a home semi final.While Munster and Leinster are in different conferences they will play each other twice in the season as all derbies will remain.last_img read more

Okagbare Wins NOC’s Athlete of Year Award

first_imgNigeria’s Track and Long Jump queen, Blessing Okagbare, has been honoured with the prestigious award of Athlete of the Year by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), for her incredible performance in the outgoing year.Okagbare’s sterling performance at the IAAF World Championship in Moscow last August where she won silver and bronze medals in the long jump and 200m shattered a 14-year jinx which plagued Nigeria.The award was presented by Gombe State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo to round off the Annual General Meeting of the NOC which held last week.At the night of glitz at the Government House in Gombe, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) whose Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations and qualified Nigeria for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next year as well as the Golden Eaglets that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates was adjudged the Most Improved Sport Federation.It received a glittering trophy for bringing back joy to Nigerians in football.When the award to the NFF was announced, the rapturous applause that followed no doubt showed that it was one well deserved.Others who walked tall with awards in the night include, Chief host, Governor of Gombe Dr Dankwambo who won the Icon of Grassroots Sports Development award, Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye won award for Outstanding Contribution to Sports Development while IOC member, Habu Gumel, won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sports Administration. Dr Lanre Glover, Major General Adamu Dyeri, General Ayeni also won awards while D’Tigers Nigeria’s male national basketball team won the award for the Outstanding Team of the year.President of the NOC, Sani M. Ndanusa said that the award winners were selected purely on merit and was meant to encourage them and that Nigerians were appreciative of their contributions to the country.Governor Dankwambo praised the NOC for being blessed with the quality of leaders as exemplified by Ndanusa and promised to turn Gombe State to a Mecca of sports.Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi also received d award for Champion of a New Sport Architecture for his exemplary leadership that has yielded results in such a short term.last_img read more

30 days: Wellington Golf Clubhouse isn’t just about golf this holiday season

first_imgGolf course hours: Hours of Operation until March 1 are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cool is a hard thing to come by, especially during the stress of the holiday season. But if you want to guarantee yourself of giving that “cool” Christmas gift, you can’t go wrong with sunglasses — especially Oakley sunglasses. And you don’t have to drive yourself to Wichita to get a pair of these distinctive frames. The Wellington Golf Club, that’s right, our friendly golf course, has them on sale at the Wellington Golf Clubhouse.You don’t have to have ever swung a driver, use a putter, or curse under your breath because you couldn’t make bogey on hole No. 11 to shop at the Wellington Golf Clubhouse. There is so much to offer that doesn’t have to be related to golf.“We offer apparel and equipment from all the major brands and just to name a few: Under Armour, Oakley, Bushnell, Nike, Adidas, Callaway, Titleist, FootJoy, TaylorMade, Ping & Cobra,” said Derek Harrison, Wellington Golf Club pro. “We are happy to take special orders and most can be shipped quickly with no additional cost.”Wellington model Chaney Stallbaumer is showing off all the items you can purchase at the Wellington Golf Clubhouse.Of course for that golfer or those who just want to spoil their walks with a game, greens fees are offered daily and at very affordable rates. The annual memberships are available at very attractive prices with no daily services fees like many other facilities around the area.Christmas specials: All warm season apparel and shoes are on sale for up to 50 percent off. Oakley eyewear is 15 percent off and all other merchandise is 10 percent with the mention of this article.“We are now a retailer of both Under Armour golf and fitness apparel along with Oakley eyewear and apparel,” Harrison said. “And for the golfer who doesn’t make it out enough to justify an annual membership, Frequent Player Cards are available which are 10 rounds for the price of 8.” Contact them at: 620.326.7904, or send Derek an e-mail at wgc@cityofwellington.net. Great stocking stuffers: Oakley Sunglasses or a gift certificate is available in any amount. There are plenty of other WGC Logo items available such as towels, divot tools and money clips. For more information:  Log onto the official golf course website at www.wellingtongolfclub.com. The Wellington Golf Club has an online store on the website which they are adding new items all the time!last_img read more

Friday July 31st KGLO Morning News

first_imgListen to the KGLO Morning News from Friday July 31stKGLO News · Fri July 31 — 7:11 AMlast_img