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Italy “A” names team for Churchill Cup debut

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italy ‘A’ Coach Gianluca GuidiItaly “A” coach Gianluca Guidi has revealed the team that will face Canada in the Churchill Cup opener on Saturday June 4 at Franklin’s Gardens.The Azzurri, who are making their debut in the competition this weekend, will clash with the North Americans under the watchful eye of Italy Head Coach Nick Mallett, who will attend the game ahead of finalising his Rugby World Cup squad later this month.Speaking of his selection, Guidi said: “We will line up with some very experienced internationals such as Marco Bortolami, Mauro Bergamasco and team captain Valerio Bernabò, shoulder to shoulder with emerging guys such as Trevisan, hooker Tommaso D’Apice and centre Denis Majstorovic. All of them played very well in the Italian Championship this season and deserve their selection”.However, Guidi revealed he is expecting a tough challenge from the Canadians:“It will be a tough game, no doubt. Canada reached the Churchill Cup final in 2010, beating France in the pool phase, and the Canadians will be committed to perform at their best ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup” WORCESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Gianluca Guidi, Head Coach of Italy looks on during the International match between England Saxons and Italy A at Sixways Stadium on January 29, 2011 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) Italy “A”15 Ruggero TREVISAN (BancaMonteParma Crociati)*14 Andrea BACCHETTI (Femi-CZ Rovigo, 2 caps)13 Denis MAJSTOROVIC (Estra I Cavalieri Prato)12 Matteo PRATICHETTI (MPS Aironi, 22 caps)11 Michele SEPE (Benetton Treviso, 3 caps)10 Riccardo BOCCHINO (MPS Aironi, 6 caps)*9 Tito TEBALDI (MPS Aironi, 14 caps)8 Manoa VOSAWAI (Benetton Treviso, 8 caps)7 Mauro BERGAMASCO (Stade Francais, 84 caps)6 Valerio BERNABO’ (Benetton Treviso, 19 caps) – captain5 Marco BORTOLAMI (MPS Aironi, 84 caps)4 Corniel VAN ZYL (Benetton Treviso)3 Fabio STAIBANO (MPS Aironi, 9 caps)2 Tommaso D’APICE (Futura Park Rugby Roma)*1 Alberto DE MARCHI (MPS Aironi)Replacements:16 Andrea MANICI (HBS GranDucato Parma)*17 Matias AGUERO (MPS Aironi, 17 caps)18 Dario CHISTOLINI (Petrarca Padova)19 Joshua FURNO (MPS Aironi)*20 Francesco MINTO (Benetton Treviso)21 Giulio TONIOLATTI (MPS Aironi, 5 caps)25 Durandt GERBER (HBS GranDucato Parma) Talking about his side’s debut in the competition, he added:“It is a privilege for us to compete in the Churchill Cup for the first time and we’ve picked an interesting squad, with some new guys emerging from the Union youth system. We’re working closely with Nick Mallett and his staff and we hope to give him indications for the World Cup”.Italy “A” vs. Canada, June 4, Franklin’s Gardens, 1430.last_img read more

Remembering Andy Ripley at the Virgin London Marathon

first_imgTwo years ago former Rugby World Editor, Paul Morgan was 125kg (about 20 stone in old money) and today he is 100kg. Part of the reason for the drop off in weight is to honour one of the great men of rugby, Andy Ripley and run the Virgin London Marathon in his honour.“It is a race I have  always wanted to run, especially as my wife (Jo) once finished 10th in the race in a time of 2hrs 32 mins, but never thought I would, being a little (!!) overweight,” says Paul (pictured below).Paul Morgan alongside Wilko“But, well Andy was a special guy who inspired a lot of people. I am one of them.”“So I am running this year’s London Marathon as part of Team PB, aising money for better support, information and research into prostate and breast cancer. “No I know loads of people run the London Marathon and even more do more amazing feats, and you get loads of requests for sponsorship.“But for me – well I never thought I would ever run 10 miles let alone 26 miles so I would ask you to dig deep in Andy’s memory, as I will be.” “Click this link to sponsor Paul and as Andy would say: ‘Stay Fab!’”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Six Nations Team of Round Five

first_imgThe most assured full-back over the weekend was Keenan, the only man to play every minute of the tournament for Ireland. Imperious in the air, winning the ball for Jack Conan’s try, he’s one of those players who never seems to make rash decisions. 14. Keith Earls (Ireland) Never underestimate Earls. Utterly bamboozled Jonny May, a very fine defender, when England and Ireland were locked at 3-3 early on in Dublin. Mark Wilson was probably the only English player who has won credit from his side’s performance in Dublin. 7. Charles Ollivon (France) Absolutely monstrous performance. Scored to give France a sniff in the 77th minute, made 13 carries and 21 tackles (those poor shoulders), and it seems impossible to ground the ball for a try if he is defending anywhere in a ten-metre radius. Inconceivable that he managed to stop Gareth Davies. Nigel Owens retired. Wayne Barnes now the best ref in the world. Luke Pearce on course to be the next. Brilliant communicator under intense pressure & scrutiny.— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) March 20, 2021With 7m watching in the UK alone, he provided brilliant communication and clarity throughout.Who would make your Six Nations Team of Round Five? Email [email protected] to let us know. Collapse Six Nations Team of Round FiveWhat an incredible weekend – and it’s not even caveated by the sad realisation that this year’s Six Nations is nearly at an end (we’ll have to wait until Friday night to find out whether France or Wales will lift the trophy depending how les Bleus do against Scotland).Heroes and heartbreak, Lions and lambs, these three Super Saturday games had it all – from Scotland making more than a kilometre with the ball in hand, to Ireland getting the signature win of Andy Farrell’s reign, to one of the greatest matches for pure theatre that the competition has ever produced.SUPER SATURDAY MATCH VERDICTS Scotland secure try bonus point in 28 minutes against Italy Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Deserved a second after acrobatically dotting down a cross-field kick which he had no right to reach, but play was brought back for a knock-on earlier in the move. 13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)A warrior this championship – one of Ireland’s best players in every game. Saved his best performance for last with a huge first-half effort, filled with dominant tackles that utterly shut down England’s wide game. A Lion in waiting. It’s hard to make sense of it all, and this composite team from the fifth round of fixtures is more likely to stir things up than settle them down…Six Nations Team of Round Five 15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland) Brice Dulin was awarded Man of the Match in Paris; he was responsible for two glorious moments, but struggled under the high ball. Jack Conan finishes off a fantastic team score for Ireland! #GuinnessSixNations #IREvENG pic.twitter.com/PQNO9k0kKW— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 20, 2021CJ Stander’s retirement and this performance will very much put him in the frame for Ireland’s first-choice back row.Grégory Alldritt had yet another outstanding game for France.Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU) Not just an excuse to get an England representative into the team of the week, but a quick word for the unflappable Pearce on Saturday night. Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of England Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand Slam  11. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland) It’s impossible to leave out a winger who made 220 metres and scored two tries. He beat 15 defenders against Italy, and is now joint with Thomas Castaignede for the most players dodged in a single Six Nations match. A debut tournament to remember.Related: Duhan van der Merwe’s rugby journey Find out who Jacob Whitehead has picked in his ‘dream team’ from Super Saturday Late Brice Dulin try denies Wales a Grand Slam  6. Josh Navidi (Wales) Never stops. It seems a long time ago that he came off the bench to replace the stricken Dan Lydiate in the tournament’s first game. Such a powerful leg drive for his team’s second try, and defensively irrepressible as the French attacked the Welsh line. Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of England Outshone the in-form Kyle Sinckler, and thankfully seems back to his best after his injury. 4. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) Should be Six Nations Player of the Championship in 2021. Arguably Man of the Match in four of his five games, he’s played his way from the fringes of the Lions squad to a presumptive Test starter. 9. Conor Murray (Ireland)Ireland’s mission control. Recalled ahead of Jamison Gibson Park, he and Johnny Sexton were more Gardaí than old guard, stringently policing the areas England were allowed to play in.Conor Murray puts in a box kick against England (Getty Images)Had slightly fallen out of the Lions picture despite an outstanding tour four years ago – he’s firmly back in it now. 1. Wyn Jones (Wales) While Fabien Galthié thinks that Jones’s best quality is his ability to win red cards, above all the prop offered massive work-rate in Paris.Wyn Jones (right) helps to tackle Antoine Dupont (AFP/Getty Images)Made 12 tackles and 12 carries, the latter the highest figure of any front-rower all weekend. And he scrummaged well against the bullish Mohamed Haouas. 2. David Cherry (Scotland) Ken Owens was bristling with intensity for Wales, but it would be remiss not to credit Cherry for his two-try performance. He’s had an incredible journey to international rugby, and improbably made a front-of-the-lineout move work! No player in the tournament has hit more rucks than the Munster player. 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) So nearly led Wales to a famous win. Made the most tackles of anyone apart from Italy’s overmatched Michele Lamaro and Niccolo Cannone, but also added 11 carries of his own and offloaded more than any other player in a red shirt. The most competitive position, with Virimi Vakatawa ascending again to his awesome heights for the first time in the tournament and Huw Jones making more metres than a ruler factory. 12. Gaël Fickou (France) France’s most talismanic back this tournament has been not Antoine Dupont but Fickou, the centre dragging his team back into contention in the final 20 minutes against Wales in Paris.Jonathan Davies was his typically canny self in the first half, but Fickou looked as if he could make a line break at any moment in the second.Provided the crucial touch of class for the final try, having the wherewithal to square his hips, delay his pass and fix George North, giving Dulin the space to scoot through. 10. Dan Biggar (Wales) The bigger the game, the better Biggar. Varied his tempo beautifully, with his kicking game as good as I’ve seen it, linking brilliantly with North and Davies, and offering a running threat of his own.Really risked his body to score Wales’ first try on the Jamie Roberts line. His best game of the tournament, and possibly reminded everyone why Wayne Pivac picks him to start over Callum Sheedy. Expand France centre Gael Fickou leads the attack against Wales (AFP/Getty Images) TAGS: Highlight Hamish Watson, Man of the Match in Scotland’s win, was also impressive. 8. Jack Conan (Ireland) Everywhere for 80 minutes. Outstanding athleticism and deftness to flick the ball inside to Earls for the winger’s try, and opportunistic to exploit a weak piece of guard work from Luke Cowan-Dickie for his own try. Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland secure try bonus point in 28 minutes against Italy Keith Earls try sparks Ireland rout of England… Stuart Hogg’s side with a record 52-10 victory… The Scottish lineout capitulated last week – this week they won 15 of 16 throw-ins. 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)It was Ireland’s scrum that really helped them pull away against England, and in a showdown of the 2017 Lions front row it was Furlong who triumphed, forcing Mako Vunipola to give away three scrum penalties. France win 32-30 in Paris to take title…last_img read more

Local churches empower communities to stop Ebola spread

first_img Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development’s local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014.Partners in both countries are mobilizing local volunteers to promote accurate information about Ebola and distribute hygiene and sanitation supplies.  In addition, the Church in Liberia is supplying food parcels for households in quarantined communities and providing basic protective equipment for health workers at local hospitals.“The situation is extremely dire, due both to the severity of the disease and the difficulty in containing it,” said Abiy Seifu, Senior Program Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development.  “People want to care for sick family members at home, they are afraid to go to the clinics because so many are dying and there is a great deal of misinformation about how Ebola is spread.  Fear about the disease is making the outbreak worse, and we are aiming to combat this fear with accurate information and support for basic needs.”Local development staff of the Episcopal Church of Liberia are working with government health staff in Bong County to distribute food items such as rice, cooking oil and canned meat to 500 people in four quarantined rural communities.  Volunteers are delivering food and sanitation supplies to homes, and demonstrating correct mixing procedures for different concentrations of bleach water for hand-washing and cleaning.  The supplies also include a hand-washing station made by installing a spigot in a covered five-gallon bucket, and a poster with accurate information about how to prevent Ebola and what to do if a family member presents symptoms of the disease. Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Local churches empower communities to stop Ebola spread Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Relief & Development, Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Efforts in Liberia also include radio messaging in local dialects through 15 stations in nine counties and the distribution of bumper stickers with key messaging to churches of other denominations.The shipment of facemasks, gloves, gowns and other protective supplies from Episcopal Relief & Development’s Africa Regional Office in Ghana arrived in Liberia and were given to three area hospitals – Phebe Hospital, Redemption Hospital and C.H. Rennie Hospital – in a commissioning ceremony by The Most Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart on August 26.In Sierra Leone, the Anglican Diocese of Bo is actively participating in the government District Health and Development Team’s planning and implementation process for Ebola control, specifically on detection and case management.  Diocesan staff trained local health volunteers who had already been active in the Church’s malaria and HIV prevention efforts to assist with education, case identification and contact tracing.  The volunteers also distributed hand-washing stations.Contact tracing is one of the most important but often most difficult aspects of disease control, especially because the incubation period between when a person contracts Ebola and when they show symptoms can range from two to 21 days.  Trusted local volunteers who are familiar with community members and their relationships and daily routines can be extremely helpful, both in identifying cases and contacts, and in encouraging their neighbors to follow the correct procedure when someone is sick or has died, in order to prevent further infection.“Some of the biggest challenges in stopping Ebola come from hiding sick people and treating them at home rather than seeking isolation and medical assistance, patients escaping quarantine and burial practices that do not contain the disease.  Culturally appropriate messaging and case management are essential in encouraging communities to adopt behaviors that will effectively combat Ebola,” Seifu said.Episcopal Relief & Development is currently in conversation with both the Church of Liberia and the Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone regarding expansion of activities to reach remote communities and longer-term engagement to address the growing food crisis.  Restrictions on transportation and commerce due to quarantine are already causing shortages, but there may be a longer-term impact on livelihoods and food supply due to lack of market access and missed planting seasons.  In addition, families whose main breadwinner has fallen ill or died are particularly vulnerable.“One of the key strengths of our Church partners is that people know them and they can access areas that might be difficult for other organizations or even the government to reach,” said Seifu.  “I am very glad that the local government agencies have recognized this strength and that they can pool resources and expertise to implement a unified strategy.  This partnership is important now and will continue to be as the region recovers from this disaster.”Donations in support of Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be designated to the Ebola Crisis Response Fund. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Africa, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Aug 28, 2014 Text of health messaging poster being distributed in Liberia:You can stop EBOLA!Always wash your hands with soapDo not hide sick peopleDo not touch dead bodyDo not eat bush meatWhen you are sick with fever, headache, body pain, etc.Go to the hospital quick, quick, quickListen to health workers – they know how best to help youEBOLA can catch big people and small children Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Health & Healthcare Anglican Communion, Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

Giving by young people continues to grow

first_img Howard Lake | 18 November 2005 | News Research by the British Market Research Bureau indicates that 11 to 19-year-olds are giving more to charity than five years ago. The rise is far from steep, from £4.28 million in 2000 to £4.8 million last year, but it is a rise.Researchers at the bureau suggested to Third Sector magazine that this rise could be due to the number of celebrities associating themselves with charities. For example, the research found that fans of U2 or Coldplay were 59% more likely to have donated to overseas aid charities than average young people. The work of Giving Nation might also have contributed to this trend. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Giving by young people continues to grow About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Crisis launches sustainable fashion campaign across its London shops

first_imgFor the Change into Change campaign, four of the stores (in Dalston, Peckham, Finsbury Park, and Elephant & Castle) will be decorated with new images of models wearing clothing from the stores, shot in a high-end editorial style. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: charity retail charity shops Advertisement Crisis launches a campaign across its London shops today (7 September) to coincide with the new autumn fashion season and to highlight the positive social impact buying second hand, sustainable fashion can have.Crisis has nine charity shops in key locations across London selling preloved goods including clothes, shoes, accessories, books and homeware, as well as upcycled furniture restored by Crisis clients who have been affected by homelessness.  Many of the shops also have a cafe and serve as a community hub.  All have now fully reopened following the lifting of lockdown.  594 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Georgina Evans, Head of Retail at Crisis, said:“Everyone should have a safe and stable home, and our shops raise vital funds to help Crisis achieve that goal.“We have been thrilled by some of the stylish outfits we have received since the end of lockdown and ‘Change into Change’  helps to show them off, while giving something back. It shines a spotlight on the fashion we provide that contributes to our efforts to end homelessness for good.“We are relieved that we can once more open our doors to provide a space for people to come together, share ideas, and enjoy a Crisis coffee and a piece of cake.“Our shops are also a place for us to train people affected by homelessness with skills that they can use to find confidence and rebuild their lives. We rely on dedicated volunteers to help our shops thrive so please get in touch if you would like to help out.”The campaign was created pro-bono by newly-founded creative agency Jagged Edge.center_img [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZuoUvTAwsY[/youtube] Melanie May | 7 September 2020 | News  593 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Crisis launches sustainable fashion campaign across its London shopslast_img read more

Hoosiers Welcome New Beginning for State Fair Coliseum

first_img Hoosiers Welcome New Beginning for State Fair Coliseum Facebook Twitter Previous articleAgrIInstitute Elects Board LeadershipNext articleCrude Oil Rebounds from Two-Week Low Andy Eubank Coliseum grand openingThe 75 year old Indiana State Fair Coliseum is officially open and as modern as any structure that age can be, courtesy of a $63 million renovation that started a year and a half ago. Thursday the ribbon cutting for the beautiful facility was held followed by public tours later in the day.Indiana Governor Mike Pence paid tribute to all those involved in the project, led by Indiana State Fair Commission Chairman Andre Lacy, for striking the perfect balance between preservation and modernization.“And let me say Andre, and every member of the commission, you took the best state fair in America and just made it better! Thank you for your leadership and your stewardship. We’re just as anxious about preserving everything that was special about this place as we were about improving it, and we’ve achieved that objective.”Pence added, “We’ve insured that this great State Fair Coliseum will be the jewel at the very center of the state fair for generations to come.”The ceremony was an emotional moment for Lacy. He spoke of his fond attachment to the Coliseum.“Just as I learned to cherish agriculture under Mr. Callahan at Pike Township so many years ago, this grand lady has served as a classroom for decades, showcasing some of Indiana’s most spectacular agriculture shows and competition. Little did I know so many years ago when I visited the state fair as a young man that I would be standing here today to re-dedicate her to the people of Indiana, renewed and restored to her former glory. Little did I know that she and I would be attached by vision, by leadership, by teamwork and by the dedication of so many, but we are.”The Fairgrounds Coliseum is now home to the Indy Fuel of the ECHL hockey league and IUPUI basketball. State Fair Executive Director Cindy Hoye also announced a 7-event concert series in the Coliseum during the 2014 Indiana State Fair, which is themed “Year of the Coliseum.”Populous did the architecture and engineering work while Hunt Construction Group of Indianapolis handled the construction.Much of the building’s 75-year history was preserved by reinstalling 96 original seats; recreating the original terrazzo floor; and leaving original walls and steel support beams exposed. The renovation finished three months ahead of schedule and includes the adjoining Youth Arena, a 30,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose building that opened last August.The renovation did little to change the outside appearance of the Coliseum, but the inside has been completely transformed and now boasts several amenities that include:•           A spacious lobby with elevators to carry guests up to the main concourse•           More than 70 wall-mounted flat-screen TV monitors throughout the building•           Full ADA accessibility•           A double-tiered seating bowl with great sight lines from every seat•           An overhead LED video scoreboard and a video ribbon board that goes around the seating bowl•           A second-floor concessions area that allows visibility into the arena•           A state-of-the-art sound system•           Sound-absorbing walls and ceiling attachments for optimal acoustics•           A curtain system that allows for natural or artificial lighting•           A new, larger Skate Shop serving both the Coliseum and Youth ArenaThe new Coliseum’s first event takes place this Saturday when the Radio One Women’s Empowerment Series gets underway at 10 a.m. Future events include Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic Auto Auction in May; the WZPL Birthday Bash featuring Karmin in June; and the National Junior Angus Show in July. During the State Fair Aug. 1 – 17, the Coliseum will host Draft Horse competitions, livestock shows, the Champion Drive, the Celebration of Champions and a full line-up of headline concerts.Hundreds of individuals and organizations from all over Indiana have already contributed nearly $9 million to the Coliseum Campaign, which is still active. You can support the project with a visit to www.fairgroundscoliseum.com.Source: Indiana State Fair Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosiers Welcome New Beginning for State Fair Coliseum By Andy Eubank – Apr 24, 2014 last_img read more

2018 a Record Year for Corn and Soybeans in Indiana

first_img Indiana producers saw record breaking yields in both corn and soybeans, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office.Indiana corn production in 2018 totaled 983 million bushels, 5 percent over 2017. Corn acreage harvested for grain totaled 5.20 million, unchanged from 2017. The average yield of 189 bushels per acre was 9 bushels above last year’s yield and the highest on record.Indiana soybean production totaled 346 million bushels, up 8 percent from 321 million bushels in 2017. Harvested acreage was 5.92 million, down slightly from 2017. The average yield of 58.5 bushels per acre was 4.5 bushels above 2017 and was a record high.Nationally, corn for grain production in 2018 was estimated at 14.4 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the 2017 estimate. The average yield in the United States was estimated at 176.4 bushels per acre, 0.2 bushel below the 2017 record yield of 176.6 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 81.7 million acres, down 1 percent from the 2017 estimate.National soybean production in 2018 totaled a record 4.54 billion bushels, up 3 percent from 2017. The average yield per acre was estimated at 51.6 bushels, up 2.3 bushels from 2017, but 0.3 bushel below the record yield in 2016. Harvested area was down 2 percent from 2017 to 88.1 million acres.On December 1, 2018, Indiana corn stocks totaled 864 million bushels, 7 percent above a year earlier, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. About 69 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The first quarter disappearance was 244 million bushels, compared with 260 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on December 1, 2018, were 295 million bushels. That was 21 percent higher than stocks a year earlier and a December 1 record high. The first quarter indicated disappearance was 73.1 million bushels, compared with 98.5 million bushels during the same period a year ago. Farm stocks of soybeans were 190 million bushels. Wheat stocks on December 1, 2018, were 34.6 million bushels, 16 percent below a year ago. Ninety-seven percent of all wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Second quarter indicated disappearance was 6.39 million bushels, approximately 14 percent of supply.Corn stocks in all positions on December 1, 2018, totaled 12.0 billion bushels, down 5 percent from December 1, 2017. Of the total stocks, 7.45 billion bushels were stored on farms, down 4 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, 4.50 billion bushels, were down 7 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2018 indicated disappearance was 4.61 billion bushels, compared with 4.34 billion bushels during the same period last year. Soybeans stored in all positions on December 1, 2018, totaled 3.74 billion bushels, up 18 percent from December 1, 2017. Soybean stocks stored on farms were estimated at 1.94 billion bushels, up 30 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, 1.80 billion bushels, were up 7 percent from last December. Indicated disappearance for the September – November 2018 quarter totaled 1.25 billion bushels, down 20 percent from the same period a year earlier. All wheat stored in all positions on December 1, 2018, totaled 2.00 billion bushels, up 7 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks were estimated at 504 million bushels, up 28 percent from last December. Off-farm stocks, 1.50 billion bushels, were up 1 percent from a year ago. The September – November 2018 indicated disappearance was 390 million bushels, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier. SHARE Previous articlePelosi: Not There Yet on USMCANext articleCommentary: Dilly Dilly is Silly Silly USDA Communications Facebook Twitter SHARE 2018 a Record Year for Corn and Soybeans in Indiana By USDA Communications – Feb 10, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News 2018 a Record Year for Corn and Soybeans in Indiana Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Farmers to Gather in Orlando for Commodity Classic This Week

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 24, 2019 Farmers to Gather in Orlando for Commodity Classic This Week Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers to Gather in Orlando for Commodity Classic This Week Previous articleCommentary: Food Police Plan to Attack KrogerNext articleChina the Main Trade Push Now, Next Comes Japan Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Farmers to Gather in Orlando for Commodity Classic This WeekOrlando is the site this week for Commodity Classic. The event begins with a welcome reception Wednesday evening and runs through Saturday, wrapping up with an evening of entertainment with the Charlie Daniels Band.National Corn Board Member and Howard County farmer Denny Maple is excited for the event.“You’ll see all the top-notch farmers there, innovators, the guys that want to learn and be better. The big trade show. The trade show is about 20 percent bigger than last year I’m told. There’s about 20 percent more people registered this year than last year.”Maple told me that the networking he’s able to do at this event is probably the most beneficial for him. He’s also looking forward to the NCGA Corn Congress sessions and the awards banquet Friday evening.“We’re introduced to the new candidates for the Corn Board for the summer election, so that will be interesting to see who’s running this year. I really appreciate the National Corn Awards Banquet where they do that national yields and they give different awards to different folks. BASF has sponsored a scholarship contest that our Emerging Members team that I’m involved with on the national level will facilitate and I’ll get to help present that award.”Maple recommended that newcomers to Classic and veterans alike should download the Commodity Classic 2019 app from iTunes or Google Play. It gives the full schedule of events and allows you to save them to a separate schedule just for you and the events you want to attend. It also provides a map of the tradeshow floor.Hoosier Ag Today will be in Orlando to bring you the latest news from Commodity Classic throughout the week. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

La Salle Sophomore Launches New Club to Help Military Families and is Selected as a KABC Cool Kid

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Giving Back La Salle Sophomore Launches New Club to Help Military Families and is Selected as a KABC Cool Kid Article and Photos by JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67 Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 | 4:40 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Taylor Brennan, a La Salle High School sophomore, has launched a new school club to help military families through the healing powers of art. More than 15 talented art students have joined La Salle’s Portraits in Courage club. “Portraits of Courage is designed to give talented art students an opportunity to get together with other likeminded artists and give back to our courageous men and women in the armed services who protect our freedom and our lives every day, “ said Taylor. The club members are currently creating portraits of military service members and they will give these works of art to the military families as the student’s way of thanking the soldiers and their families for their service.In recognition of Taylor’s commitment and perseverance, he has been selected as a KABC Cook Kid. He was filmed and interviewed for the segment by KABC reporter, Danny Romero. The interview and Cool Kid segment will air on KABC, channel 7 on Thursday February 21 during the 4:00pm edition of EYEWITNESS NEWS. The segment repeats on Sunday, February 24 on the final morning edition of EYEWITNESS NEWS (usually 10:00am, but check local listings for that day).Art instructor Joanne Lamb serves as the staff moderator of the club, which meets afterschool, when the students will paint or draw the portraits. They intend to complete at least 15 portraits by the end of the school year, which means they can be presented in time for Memorial Day 2013.The club is currently reaching out to the greater Pasadena community to connect with military families who would like to receive a portrait of their loved one serving in the armed forces, as well as of those who have fallen or returned home injured or disabled.Brennan, 16, is also the president of the school’s Support Our Troops club, which he started last year to provide holiday cards and letters to members of the service, as well as “Boxes of Love” for members of the armed services and needy military families. The Portraits of Courage club is an extension of the Support Our Troops club, he said.“I’m an artist, and my friends in art want to use our talent to help the families who have gone through loss,” he said. “I don’t think the needs of these people are being fulfilled. We want to help those families who are coping with the loss of a loved one or those who have been badly injured and whose lives have been changed.”Mrs. Lamb explained that these students are highly gifted artists who are serious about their art and about giving back to the community.Families who are interested should be willing to submit two to four photographs of the subject of the portrait. The photographs can be in a military setting, or of the individual in uniform, or they can be of the soldier in a casual setting. The club requests that the photos be at least 5×7 or larger so they can see the details of the face. Portraits will be done as paintings or drawings in pencil, charcoal or colored pencil depending on the artists’ preference and skill.Military families interested in having a portrait done by the students in the Portraits of Courage club can mail their 5×7 or larger photos to Portraits of Courage Club, Attention Mrs. J. Lamb, La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena.Local organizations that work with military families are also encouraged to contact Mrs. Lamb, if they have families who would like to participate.For more information, visit www.lasallehs.org Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more