Ripley County crash into house injures three

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a crash into a house early Tuesday morning injured three people.The investigation began at 3:11 a.m. when medical workers at Margaret Mary Health notified Batesville Police that two accident victims came in for treatment, and said another victim was still at the crash scene located at State Road 48 and County Road 650 North.Deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found the car in the yard along with the injured driver. No one inside the residence was injured.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says Jacob Meadors, 18, of Sunman, was driving the vehicle. Meadors and an unidentified 20-year-old male passenger were transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital by ambulance. A 17-year-old female was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital.last_img read more

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Maracana, FESTAC All Stars Book Final PlaceÂ

first_imgThe match also featured a penalty kick session between ex- Nigeria internationals and sponsors.Managing Director of Mikano International limited,   Ghassan Libbos commended the organizers of the championship while calling on other corporate bodies to key into the vision of the Lagos All Stars FA.“I want to congratulate organizers of the championship for creating this programme. There is need for corporate organizations to partner with such initiative because the government cannot do everything alone. We are proud to be part of this,” he said.The finals is expected to hold in two weeks at the NPA playing ground Bode Thomas, Surulere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Maracana All Stars will play FESTAC counterpart in the finals of this year’s Lagos All Stars football championship after both teams dismissed their respective opponents in the semi-final matched decided at the NPA playing ground Surulere, Lagos.Maracana All Stars defeated Laspotech All Stars football team 4-1 on penalties after regulation time ended 1-1, while FESTAC All Stars had the upper hand over Paco All Stars by 5-4 via penalties after both sides failed to score at regulation time.The tournament is basically for ex-footballers, who have at one time or the other played for the country.last_img read more

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VICE Media to start new class at annenberg

first_imgThe USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and VICE Media will launch a new class in Spring 2018 about VICELAND’s Emmy-nominated documentary series WOMAN, with Gloria Steinem, to learn about gender representation in the media. The class will incorporate guest speakers and episodes from the eight-part documentary series as well as media images from the 20th century to the present to explore gender’s relationship with power, voice, race, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. Students will also learn how to use their own media for social change.Students will learn about the process followed to create the series in order to understand how to create their own media. Such parts of the process will include pitching, shaping and production, among others. The work produced by the students will be published on VICE’s site Broadly, which focuses on women’s issues and experiences.“By the conclusion of the class, our hope is that students will have a project to enact social change,” professor and Vice Dean of USC Annenberg Sarah Banet-Weiser told USC News. “Beyond that, they’ll have an understanding of the cultural representations of gender identity and ways to practice storytelling in the context of disenfranchised communities. They will have a deeper knowledge of institutional policies that create barriers or avenues to social justice.”WOMAN conveys violence against women in different parts of the world through reporting by on-site correspondents and emphasizes the need for viewers to take action to create change. The documentary includes feminist writers and activists Gloria Steinem and Amy Richards. This is the first VICE documentary to be used as a teaching tool for higher education.last_img read more

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No. 4 Syracuse’s scoring outburst holds off No. 6 Virginia run in 16-11 win

first_img Comments Published on March 2, 2019 at 6:25 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Mary Rahal was sprinting downfield, stick in hand and held high to keep the ball from falling out. A Virginia defender was on her heels as she approached the net. As she neared the cage, she pulled back, shot and fired the ball over UVA goalie Charlie Campbell’s outstretched arm.Rahal’s goal sealed the win for No. 4 Syracuse (6-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast). SU came out strong against No. 6 Virginia (5-1, 0-1) and maintained its control for a majority of the game. The 16-11 win was Syracuse’s third win over a ranked opponent in the last seven days, having beat No. 5 Northwestern and No. 12 Loyola. While the Orange had balanced scoring to start the game with eight different players ending up in the box score, SU had its “usual little lull” as SU head coach Gary Gait called it, a second half slump. “We didn’t play our best for the full 60-minutes,” Gait said. “I think that shows we have more potential and some things we need to do to get better.”Eight players scored against the Cavaliers. This, Hawryschuk said, demonstrates how deep the Orange’s offense is. It’s what allows them to put up an average of 15.5 goals a game.Against Virginia, Syracuse put its balanced offense to use early. The Orange started the game with an early two-goal lead.  Megan Carney’s pass up the middle to Hawryschuk led to the latter scoring the first goal of the game. After Rahal’s shot as she fell to the ground, Syracuse took control of the game early.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, after Nora Bowen scored Virginia’s first goal more than 10 minutes in, SU’s Cara Quimby received the ball from Carney and shot from five yards out less than a minute after Bowen’s goal. She scored and kept SU two goals ahead.Almost every time UVA scored, Syracuse responded on its next possession. Four times in the first half, the Cavaliers and the Orange traded goals before SU took complete control and went on a 5-1 scoring run, sending the Orange into the locker room at half up by five goals.“When other teams score on us,” Rahal said, “we kind of get that mentality like alright they scored on us, they’re getting no more. It’s our time.” In previous games this season, opponents chipped away at the Orange’s first-half lead while Syracuse’s scoring decreased. Against then-No. 1 Boston College, SU had a 5-1 lead at one point but was outscored 9-5 in the second half and lost. Against Loyola, Syracuse scored 12 in the first half but was outscored 7-3 in the second, the 12 points helping the Orange through the second half. Against Virginia, it seemed Syracuse had fixed its second-half struggles. Hawryschuk started the half with an early goal, followed by a Rahal-assisted goal by Natalie Wallon. When UVA scored, Hawryschuk responded on the next possession. Then, the Orange took 20 minutes to score, during which, UVA found its opportunity to come back. Cavaliers’ attack Sammy Mueller lined up for a free position shot in the second half. SU goalie Asa Goldstock banged her stick on the cage’s posts. Mueller wasn’t intimidated by the loud sounds and scored the goal. It was the goal Syracuse was unable to answer because two minutes later, UVA was back on the side of the field with possession, and Ashlyn McGovern converted the possession into the second of a three-goal scoring run.The Cavaliers cut into SU’s lead. From seven to six to five to four. UVA pinned the Orange on their side of the field. Syracuse turnovers and UVA ground balls helped the Cavaliers maintain possession.Meaghan Tyrrell ended UVA’s scoring run with a goal, but it didn’t take long for the Cavaliers to go on another. They scored two goals in a little over 20 seconds and shrunk SU’s lead to three – its smallest since the first half.With four and a half minutes left, Syracuse called a timeout to regroup. Gait reminded the team it was important to end Virginia’s scoring run. It took more than a minute, but Carney did it. She ran up to the goal and fired the ball into the upper corner. Two and a half minutes later, Rahal scored and sealed SU’s third win over a ranked opponent in one week.“We’re all just clicking so well together and our chemistry is really unbelieveable,” Rahal said. “It’s helping us achieve a lot of success.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Splyce gains $1.5m investment from The Ledger Group

first_imgAnother major investment has come to esports as The Ledger Group out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada breaks a deal with Splyce in the form of $1.5m (£1.07m).The Ledger Group re-brands to OverActive MediaThe Ledger Group has already been slowly moving into esports with previous investments in gaming company Askott Entertainment and esports media company Enthusiast Gaming Inc. To move further, The Ledger Group also announced they will be re-branding to OverActive Media Group to better reflect its focus on esports. OverActive will further look to build, acquire or invest in esports franchises and related businesses as it shifts from an investment platform to an ownership platform with esports properties. “Our core thesis and enthusiasm for blockchain continues, however after extensive due diligence on the esports industry we are optimistic that it represents a significant opportunity for our shareholders,” said OverActive CEO, Adam Adamou.Splyce is a common name in esports as a top level organisation with teams in League of Legends, Rocket League, CS:GO and Smite, just to name a few. It also holds deals with the Boston Celtics and investments from various Venture Capital groups with minority holdings. CEO and co-founder of Splyce Marty Strenczewilk explained to The Esports Observer he is excited to expand the brand to Canada: “Partnering with The Ledger Group opens opportunity in Toronto, a key market in the northeast for us.”Esports Insider Says: As The Ledger Group has already made major investments into esports with Askott and Enthusiast Gaming it’s no surprise they’ve ventured into individual esports organisations. This is a big move both for the new OverActive Media and Splyce.last_img read more

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Is Barefoot-Style Running Best? New Studies Cast Doubt

first_imgBarefoot-running enthusiasts long have believed that running without shoes or in minimalist footwear makes running easier, speedier and less injurious.But a surprisingly large number of new studies examining just how the body actually responds when we run in our birthday shoes or skimpy footwear suggest that for many people, those expectations are not being met.Consider, for instance, the findings of the most definitive of the new studies, published last month in The Journal of Applied Physiology. It looked into whether landing near the front of the foot when you run is more physiologically efficient than striking the ground first with the heel.This is a central issue in any discussion of barefoot-style running, because one of the supposed hallmarks of running shoeless or in minimalist footwear is that doing so promotes a forefoot landing.Without the heel cushioning provided by standard running shoes, barefoot proponents say, runners will gravitate naturally toward landing lightly near the balls of the feet.And they should, most proponents add, because landing near the front of the foot will require less oxygen and effort and allow you to push harder at any given speed and ultimately run faster or longer. But that idea, while appealing, has not been well scrutinized. So researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recruited 37 experienced runners, 19 of whom were habitual heel-strikers and 18 of whom landed first near the front of the foot. (Heel striking is far more common than forefoot striking among modern runners, by most estimates, with at least 70 percent of us nowadays leading with our heels.)The researchers began by outfitting all of the volunteers with the same neutral running flats and then having each run on a treadmill as he or she normally would, using his or her preferred foot strike.The volunteers ran at three different speeds, equivalent to an easy, middling and fast pace. Throughout, the researchers measured oxygen uptake, heart rates and, through mathematical calculations, the extent to which carbohydrates were providing energy.Then, in a separate experiment, they asked each runner to switch styles — the heel-strikers were to land near the balls of their feet and the forefoot strikers with their heels — while the researchers gathered the same data as before.In the end, this data showed that heel-striking was the more physiologically economical running form, by a considerable margin. Heel strikers used less oxygen to run at the same pace as forefoot strikers, and many of the forefoot strikers used less oxygen — meaning they were more economical — when they switched form to land first with their heels. Most of the runners also burned fewer carbohydrates as a percentage of their energy expenditure when they struck first with their heels. Their bodies turned to fats and other fuel sources, “sparing” the more limited stores of carbohydrates, says Allison Gruber, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who led the study. Because depleting carbohydrates results in “hitting the wall,” or abruptly sagging with fatigue, “these results tell us that people will hit the wall faster if they are running with a forefoot pattern versus a rear-foot pattern,” Dr. Gruber says.These findings undermine some of the entrenched beliefs about minimalist shoes or barefoot running, but they jibe closely with the conclusions of multiple studies presented last week at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.Five separate studies there found no significant benefits, in terms of economy, from switching to minimalist, barefoot-style footwear.The news on injury prevention and barefoot-style running is likewise sobering. Although many barefoot-style runners believe that wearing lightweight shoes or none at all toughens foot muscles, lessening the likelihood of foot-related running injuries, researchers at Brigham Young University did not find evidence of that desirable change.If foot muscles become tauter and firmer, the scientists say, people’s arches should consequently grow higher. But in a study also presented at the sports medicine meeting, they found no changes in arch height among a group of runners who donned minimalist shoes for 10 weeks. Other researchers who presented at the meeting had simply asked a group of 566 runners if they had tried barefoot-style shoes and, if so, whether they liked them. Almost a third of the runners said they had experimented with the minimalist shoes, but 32 percent of those said that they had suffered injuries that they attributed to the new footwear, and many had switched back to their previous shoes.None of this new science, of course, proves that barefoot-style running is inadvisable or disadvantageous for all runners; it proves only that the question of whether barefoot is best is not easily answered.“There are lots of individual instances where people report that change” from one type of running shoes or running form to another “was good for them,” says Rodger Kram, a professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who’s long studied running form. “There are also lots of cases of people switching or trying to switch who got hurt.”The primary lesson of the accumulating new science about barefoot-style running, he says, is that “the biomechanics of running are not simple, and generic proclamations” — like claims that all runners will benefit from barefoot-style shoes and running form — “are surely incorrect.”Dr. Gruber agrees. “I always recommend that runners run the way that is most natural and comfortable for them,” she says. “Each runner runs a certain way for a reason, likely because of the way they were physically built. Unless there is some indication that you should change things, such as repeated injury, do not mess with that plan.”last_img read more

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Thursday’s CAF Awards: How Dede Ayew, other finalists fared in 2015

first_imgIn a few hours, three of Africa’s biggest names in football will line up to battle for the prestigious African Footballer of the Year award.The Nigeria event will significantly pitch three of the best talents in the continent against each other in a grand showdown of pride.There is much to anticipate with bated breath as the trio Yaya Toure, Dede Ayew and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang await who will walk up the podium for the coveted individual football award on the continent.For Toure, a win at the trophy for a record fifth may be all he needs to cement his authority on football in the continent.TIMELINE – HOW THEY GOT HEREName: Andre AyewDate of Birth: 17 December 1989Country: GhanaClub: Swansea City (England)Ayew has emerged as one of the most exciting players in the English Premier League this season following his summer move to Swansea City as a free agent after eight years with French side, Olympique Marseille. He scored on his debut against Chelsea and has gone on to score five more goals taking his tally to 6 after 20 matches.At the international level, he was in good form for Ghana. He however failed to win a major national silverware as Ghana lost on penalties to Cote d’Ivoire at the Orange AFCON 2015 in Equatorial Guinea. Ayew finished as the top scorer of the tournament.Name: Pierre-Emerick AubameyangDate of Birth: 18 June 1989Country: GabonClub: Borussia Dortmund (Germany)The Gabonese forward is enjoying the best moments of his career in Europe. The year 2015 was one that will forever be etched in his mind. His potency in front of goal has seen him become one of the most recognizable strikers in Europe this season. He is now the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 18 goals. He also scored once as Gabon exited the OrangeAFCON 2015 at the group stage.Name: Yaya ToureDate of Birth: 13 May 1983Country: Cote d’IvoireClub: Manchester City Yaya Toure, named the African Player of the Year for the past four years, has finally realized his dream of lifting the Africa Cup of Nations trophy with Cote d’Ivoire in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.He scored twice as the Elephants cruised to their second continental title. At Manchester City, he has been phenomenal for the English side. Toure has scored 5 goals and rendered 5 assists in 18 games for the Citizens.WHY AUBAMEYANG MUST WIN?The BBC’s Oluwashina Okeleji was intereviewed by Joy News Gary Al-Smith via Skype on Wednesday afternoon and the African football watcher argued strongly that the Gabon star must annex the title. Click here to watch the videolast_img read more

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World-Class Adventure Tourism hits Shai Hills Reserve

first_imgA cocktail of adrenaline-infused biking and abseiling adventures earmarked the launch of the National Biking & Abseil Festival at the start of the Easter holidays at the Shai Hills Reserve near Doryumu in the Shai Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.The partnership between the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana and BraveHearts Expeditions, West Africa’s leading adventure tourism firm unveiled, for the first time in a protected area in all of West Africa, saw series of adventure activities that enabled participants to bike a total distance of 17.8km through the Park.The modern-day explorers, made up of journalists and avid adventurers, further hiked up the rocky incline of the Mogo Rock, strapped into high quality abseiling equipment, leaned back over the edge of the 20-metre rocky precipice and descended into vertical space in search of what the adventure tourism firm refers to as “Greatness”.Speaking at the launch of the festival, Mr. John Allotey, Deputy Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission explained that the festival was seeking “to exploit and offer Ghanaians and other nationals the opportunity to experience the adventure tourism potential of the Shai Hills Resource Reserve.”He further stressed, “There is no other place in this country where you can ride a bicycle for sport to the wide-eyed spectatorship of wildlife.” Mr. Allotey’s sentiments were echoed by Rev. David Kpelle, Director of Operations of the Wildlife Division, who said, “We expect that this Park’s proximity to Accra will encourage all and sundry to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital city and Tema, and take time off to enjoy the nature and beauty of Shai Hills; not only for the viewing pleasure of the species [being hosted], but also for the experiential value of riding through the park on high quality equipment, and abseiling the cultural, geological and natural wonders of the Park’s many hills, rocks and outcrops.”Senior Partner and Expedition Leader of BraveHearts Expeditions, Mr. JayJay D. Segbefia explained why his firm introduced adventure sports to the Shai Hills Reserve.“Global tourism is increasingly moving away from the passive viewing of species and artifacts of interest to active participation in the culture, the philosophies, the adrenaline and the experience surrounding those objects, artifacts and ecosystems. And Ghana needs to show leadership in that regard by creating opportunities such as we are doing, for adventurers to pitch their physical, mental and recreational strengths and endurances against the unyielding power of Nature. As in the case of the Shai Hills Reserve today, that experience will generate priceless memories that will eventually contribute to everyone desiring to protect the park and ensure the long-term success and sustainability of its ecosystem for the future.”Since 2010, BraveHearts Expeditions has carved out an enormous reputation for leading mindset-changing adventure tourism, adventure sports and corporate experiential learning operations that are run to the highest safety and customer-oriented standards known to Africa. The firm introduces business leaders, tourists, students, and people of every imaginable trade to life in the deepest recesses of Ghana’s beautiful outdoors. “Our clients sleep in canvas tents, eat food cooked over campfires, hike through some of Ghana’s most breathtaking landforms, slush through knee-high rivers, scramble over rocks and boulders and engage waterfalls in ways that give them so much more personal development achievement in return. We love to push them beyond the boundaries of their mental and physical development, and this contributes to anchoring lessons in leadership, mental resilience, risk assessment and awareness, environmental ethics and stewardship, team-bonding, and the development of a tolerance for uncertainty and adversity in business and personal life,” Mr. Segbefia concluded.last_img read more

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NHL trade news: Golden Knights deal Erik Haula to Hurricanes for prospect, draft pick

first_imgThe Hurricanes are making some moves to help out their scoring.Vegas has traded winger Erik Haula to the Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional 2021 fifth-round pick, the Golden Knights announced Wednesday. NHL trade rumors: Oilers have contacted Hurricanes about Petr Mrazek Haula could be the player to do that with the propensity he showed for scoring goals two years ago.Carolina was great last season at preventing goals, finishing tied for seventh with the Lightning in goals allowed with 221, but it was only so-so in scoring, as it finished 16th in goals scored with 243. The Golden Knights have acquired forward Nicolas Roy and a 2021 conditional fifth round pick from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Erik Haula. #VegasBornhttps://t.co/IAGU52ZrpJ— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 27, 2019Haula, 28, scored just two goals in 15 games for Vegas last year, but two years ago he scored 29 in 76 games as the Golden Knights went to the Stanley Cup Final in the first year in franchise history.It has long been asked whether the Hurricanes would start to improve their scoring up front while moving some men off the blue line, as well, and that has happened over the last few days. Related News NHL trade rumors: Canucks acquire center J.T. Miller from Lightning NHL trade rumors: Maple Leafs listening to offers for Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen First, Carolina dealt defenseman Calvin de Haan and a minor-league forward to the Blackhawks for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg.And now, the team has picked up Haula in a deal for Roy, 22, who has yet to score a point in limited time over two seasons with the Hurricanes.Carolina surpassed all expectations this postseason by earning a trip to the Eastern Conference finals, but the team isn’t going to be content with that, as it is making moves to try to put itself in a better position to go deeper in the playoffs next year.last_img read more

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Watch two alligators locked in cold-blooded combat on South Carolina golf course

first_imgMORE: Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in ‘The Match 2’A stark reminder that alligators not only are terrifying, but also don’t care a lick about your golf outing. In the clip, the two gators have their jaws locked on each other; the top has a clear hold of its opponent’s upper jaw, while the lower one has the lower jaw and leg. It never fails: You’re out on the course trying to get in 18 holes, and bam — two apex predators from the Paleogene Period are suddenly locked in deadly combat.That’s what happened at the Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes in Hardeeville, S.C., on Thursday. One golfer, Matthew Proffitt, captured the video and provided a 15-second clip to the club’s Facebook account — though they reportedly fought off and on for two hours.last_img read more

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