Dearborn Co. Young Professionals Present Scholarships

first_imgLawrenceburg’s Abbigail Sampson was awarded the scholarship during her graduation party. (Image courtesy: AIM Young Professionals)Three recent graduates from Dearborn County are receiving college assistance from the AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County.Lawrenceburg High School senior Abbigail Sampson and South Dearborn High School’s Kaleb Barrows were each awarded $500 to aid in financing their college education.The students were chosen from among several qualified candidates in earning AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.“This is the best graduation gift, I am so surprised!” Sampson said during a surprise awarding of the scholarship check by AIM YP President Hollie Stoops at her graduation party.Along with outstanding grades, Sampson’s high school activities helping her earn the scholarship included four years on the LHS Academic Team, Students Against Substance Abuse, Student Council, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.AIM YP’s board selected Barrows because of his enthusiasm in the classroom, volunteering, in athletics, and working with his hands. In his essay, the future Xavier University student wrote that he plans to become a dentist and establish an office in Dearborn County.“I have had a goal from a very young age that I want to own my own business,” Barrows stated.“As I have grown older I have evolved that dream into the idea of owning my own dental practice. I feel owning a practice in the Dearborn County area would not only benefit me, but others as well. I have always felt the desire to give back to others with hard work and dedication and believe this would be the chance for me to do that.”Barrows has volunteered numerous hours with the Hope Baptist Church Worship Band, Ripley Creek hunting Association, ORSANCO River Sweep, and other causes. During the summer break before college, Barrows said he plans to try his hand at building pergolas and gazebos.Additionally, South Dearborn senior Andrew Bruner was awarded the $250 Young Professionals Scholarship through South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. He received the scholarship at Dollars for Scholars’ awards ceremony held at Dearborn Country Club on June 5.Bruner is a four-year member of the South Dearborn cross country team and math academic team, as well as an inductee into the National Honor Society. With the help of the Dollars for Scholars Young Professionals Scholarship, he plans to attend Mount St. Joseph University in the fall.The annual scholarships are funded through sponsorships for the AIM YP 5K Run/Walk presented by Walmart and Top Quality Building Products held each spring and annual membership dues.Each scholarship applicant was required to be a student at any of Dearborn County’s three high schools or residing in Dearborn County.In May, South Dearborn senior Crystal Nichols was named the 2014 Dearborn County Maverick Challenge Champion and won $3,000 at the local and regional competition levels. Classmates Andrew Wildridge and Kerry Raab shared a $500 prize as the local runner-up team.AIM YP plans to offer the AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships and the Maverick Challenge again in 2015 to students at East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn high schools.Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting here >>last_img read more

Acadia Fire U12 boys win Maine State Premier League title

first_imgTRENTON — The Acadia Fire U12 boys’ soccer team defeated Dutch Soccer Academy on penalty kicks June 10 to win the Maine State Premier League title in Freeport.The team, which consists of players from Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Hancock, Gouldsboro, Mount Desert Island and Otis, responded to an early deficit to tie the game at 1. Cruz Coffin provided the opener for Acadia Fire on an assist from Kal Laslie.Coffin scored his second goal of the game in extra time after firing a cross from Ellis Columber past the goalkeeper. Yet DSA made it 2-2 moments later, and the game would come down to penalties.Corin Baker, Columber, Caden Braun, Coffin and Laslie stepped up to the penalty spot in the shootout, and the team scored on four of its five attempts. Goalkeeper Jameson Weir came up with two big saves to deny DSA, and Acadia Fire won the shootout 4-3 to cap off a dramatic championship game win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther team members are Jacob Bagley, Ian Gatcomb, Gavin Hunt, Aubrey King, Owen Frank and Gavin Boles. The team is coached by Michael Curless and David Baker.The win marked the second Maine State Premier League title and third championship game appearance for Trenton-based Acadia Fire in the 2018 spring season. The U14 team won the title over DSA on June 3, and the U16 team fell in its final against Westbrook-based Rosevelt Soccer Club.Acadia Fire is currently looking to fill rosters for this fall’s traveling season. For more information, contact coach Michael Curless via email at Michael@AcadiaFireSoccer.com.last_img read more

Cricket News Cameron Bancroft slams 50 in Big Bash League comeback, says ‘no grudges’ against David Warner

first_imgNew Delhi: Cameron Bancroft’s ban for the ball-tampering scandal that shamed Australian cricket ended on December 2018. The right-hander was selected for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League tournament. After failing in the first three games of the tournament, Bancroft showed glimpses of his talent by blasting 59 against the Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bancroft’s knock came off 42 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes as the Perth Scorchers got their campaign back on track with a splendid six-wicket win against the Stars.Speaking after the end of the match, Bancroft, who is expected to have a County Stint with Durham as he aims to stake a place in the Australian Test side for the Ashes, said he would love to play cricket as much as possible. “I just love playing cricket, regardless of the Ashes; it was something I was really keen to do. I’ve missed a chunk of domestic cricket and come the end of the cricket season, I’ll just be keen to get over there and continue to improve and enjoy this great game,” Bancroft said.Read More | If I achieve half of what Sehwag did, I will be happy: Mayank AgarwalHowever, it was his comments for David Warner that became interesting. Bancroft, who had blamed Warner for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, said he would love to open the batting with Warner again and said he was still in touch with Steve Smith and Warner. “We’re good people, very honest and passionate people. Dave, like Steve, all of us, we’ve all gone through our challenges, haven’t we? I look forward to a day like that where I can go out and play cricket with Dave again. He’s a quality cricketer and someone who’s achieved so much in that cricket team. As a player, you strive to be around players like that. For my own learning as a cricketer, I’d love for that to happen,” Bancroft said.‘Blame Warner’Some weeks ago, Bancroft revealed that it was Warner who encouraged him to tamper with the ball and he did it since he wanted to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team.  Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban while Warner and then skipper Steve Smith were handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia in exemplary punishment for their role in ball-tampering scandal in March this year.  “Dave (Warner) suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball given the situation we were in the game and I didn’t know any better,” Bancroft said in an interview, conducted by former cricketer Adam Gilchrist for Fox Cricket. “I didn’t know any better because I just wanted to fit in and feel valued really. As simple as that,” Bancroft said.   Read More | Cameron Bancroft says David Warner encouraged him to tamper with the ball in Newlands TestHowever, he also admitted that he was guided by his own distorted values in making the horrendous decision. “The decision was based around my values, what I valued at the time and I valued fitting in? You hope that fitting in earns you respect and with that, I guess, there came a pretty big cost for the mistake.”Bancroft was candid enough to own up the mistake he made.”I take no other responsibility but the responsibility I have on myself and my own actions because I am not a victim. I had a choice and I made a massive mistake and that is what is in my control.”However, while introspecting what would have happened if he had refused Warner’s suggestion, the 26-year-old Bancroft said he may have buried himself under the doubt that probably he did not put team’s interest before him.  “I would have gone to bed and I would have felt like I had let everybody down. I would have felt like I had let the team down. I would have left like I had hurt our chances to win the game of cricket.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Helguson awaits verdict from specialist

first_imgHeidar Helguson is waiting to discover whether he can return to first-team contention following a troublesome groin problem.He has resumed light training and seems to be making steady progress, but a specialist will decide later this week whether the QPR forward is ready step up his rehabilitation.Helguson, Rangers’ top scorer this season with nine goals, played for much of the campaign despite the injury but has been sidelined since January.AdChoices广告Manager Mark Hughes explained: “We’re waiting for the green light. He feels good and we’re going to have a conversation and hopefully get Heidar involved more.”It is hoped Helguson will be able to return to full training towards the end of the week, but he is unlikely to be available for Saturday’s game against Sunderland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tax Fraud: Mourinho Pays Fine to Avoid Jail Term in…

first_imgEx-Manchester United boss José Mourinho has agreed a prison term in Spain for tax fraud but will not go to jail.A one-year prison sentence will instead be exchanged for a fine of €182,500 (£160,160). That will be added to a separate fine of €2m.Spain rarely enforces sentences of less than two years for non-violent or first-time offenders. He was accused of owing €3.3m to Spanish tax authorities from his time managing Real Madrid in 2011-2012.Prosecutors said he had created offshore companies to manage his image rights and hide the earnings from tax officials.Image rights cover the use of a person’s likeness, voice, signature and mannerisms – and can be very lucrative for footballers and managers.Mr Mourinho’s move to Manchester United in 2016 was even delayed after it emerged his previous team Chelsea owned the trademark to his name.Spanish prosecutors said that Mr Mourinho, a Portuguese national, had set up multiple business entities in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere to manage his image rights.They argued that was designed to obscure his financial gain from such deals – and he left it undeclared in his tax statements after he moved to Spain.He is the latest high-profile football personality to strike a deal with Spanish authorities, which are pursuing a crackdown on tax evasion or fraud by the country’s many resident star playersn January, Cristiano Ronaldo accepted a fine of €18.8m and a suspended 23-month jail sentence, in a case which was also centred around tax owed on image rights.He was playing for Real Madrid at the time of the offence between 2010 and 2014 – the same team Mr Mourinho was managing at the time of his own tax violation.Unlike the Ronaldo case, Spanish media were not told about Tuesday’s hearing, so there was no crowd to meet the former Manchester United manager, who lost his job in December.star, Xabi Alonso, is also facing charges over alleged tax fraud amounting to about €2m, though he denies any wrongdoing.Marcelo Vieira, who still plays for the club, accepted a four-month suspended jail sentence last September over his use of foreign firms to handle almost half a million euros in earnings.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar have also found themselves embroiled in legal battles with the Spanish tax authorities.As in many of the cases, Mr Mourinho’s deal which spared him from prison had been agreed in advance with tax officials.Mr Mourinho’s representatives have declined to comment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse will honor former administrative assistant with patch starting Dec. 31

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team will wear the patch for the first time this Sunday when the Orange opens Atlantic Coast Conference play against Virginia Tech in the Carrier Dome.Seubert, who was born in Buffalo and moved to Syracuse as a child, was Jim Boeheim’s lead administrative assistant for 13 years. She sat at the desk directly outside Boeheim’s office. Seubert’s obituary called the Syracuse men’s basketball team Seubert’s “second family.”“She played an intricate role in most of the operational duties in the basketball office and was especially adept at multi-tasking,” SU Athletics’ release said. “In addition to her work specific to the basketball program, Seubert was also involved with the Jim Boeheim Basketball Camp.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Syracuse will wear a patch on all its game uniforms for the rest of the season honoring former administrative assistant Kelly Seubert.Seubert, 53, died on August 18 after a battle with cancer. The patch is a capital letter “K” and a heart, and it is positioned on the front of uniform above “Orange” on the white jersey and “Syracuse” on the team’s orange jersey. The coaching staff will wear a pin similar to the patch.last_img read more

Women’s tennis gears up for crosstown rivalry match

first_imgFollowing a 7-0 sweep of San Diego State, the No. 22 USC women’s tennis team prepares for a matchup with its crosstown rival, No. 20 UCLA. The Bruins will come to Marks Stadium on Saturday for a noon tilt with the Trojans. The match, however, will not count toward Pac-12 play.But despite the fact that it doesn’t have direct conference implications, pride will be at stake, as is the case with any matchup between the Trojans and Bruins. The match has significant weight towards the annual Crosstown Cup, with the winner of Saturday’s match taking home 5 points (out of 10 allotted for the sport) for their school. USC has won the Crosstown Cup 10 out of the past 15 years, but the Trojans are currently trailing 45-35 to the Bruins. A win this weekend against their historic rival would help the Trojans’ cause significantly.The Bruins are led by freshman Ena Shibahara, currently ranked No. 3 in the ITA rankings, and No. 91 redshirt freshman Jada Hart. Both women have been selected as Pac-12 Player of the Week recently, with Hart getting the honor on Jan. 30 and Shibahara a week later on Feb. 6. The doubles team of Hart and Shibahara is currently ranked No. 12 in the country. The doubles team of Hart and junior Terry Fleming is also ranked at No. 38. Before their match with USC, UCLA will host Pepperdine on Friday in Westwood.The Trojans have time to wait and prepare for the Bruins. With a 7-0 sweep of San Diego State nearly two weeks ago, the Trojans improved their record to 3-1 on the season. Despite its win over the Aztecs, USC slipped from No. 18 to No. 22 in the ITA rankings. Junior Gabby Smith, went from unranked to the No. 25 singles player in the country. Smith, currently riding a nine-match win streak will look to keep the train rolling. Smith’s impressive run has included beating five ranked opponents. Other Trojans in the ITA top 100 include sophomore Jessica Failla (No. 61), senior Zoë Katz (No. 62) and junior Madison Westby (No. 82). In the ITA doubles rankings, the pair of Katz and Westby rose from the No. 27 to the No. 14 ranking. USC has two other ranked doubles teams including Katz and Smith (No. 47) and Failla and sophomore Rianna Valdes (No. 55).In a historically close matchup, USC has a slight lead over their rival Bruins with a 50-44 all-time record. In their last matchup with UCLA in April 2016, the Trojans defended their home court with a 4-1 win that sent USC to the Pac-12 Championship.Weather conditions on Friday led to a cancellation of USC’s matchup against No. 1 Florida, and the match will not be rescheduled. With 17 days between their win against San Diego State and their match against their rival from Westwood, the Trojans will be well rested, while the Bruins will have to recover quickly from their match on Friday.last_img read more

Heffernan expects tough battle with Thurles Sarsfields

first_imgHeffernan told Tipp FM that he’s used to facing formidable opposition since taking over the reins at Nenagh. Last night’s draw for the last eight has paired last year’s runners-up for the Dan Breen Cup with Thurles Sarsfields.Sars gained revenge for their Mid semi defeat to Drom & Inch, coming from behind to defeat them by 3 points in Thurles yesterday.That game throws in at Semple Stadium on Sunday at 4 o’clock.last_img

Hospital denies throwing out old man and leaving him to die

first_img80-year-old Christopher Phillip died on the front lawn of a Trinidad hospital Following the posting of a disturbing video on social media which showed an 80-year-old man left to die outside the Port of Spain General Hospital, staff at the institution claim they followed all protocols and did everything to help the man.The elderly man, 80-year-old Christopher Phillip, suffered and died on the grounds of the hospital on Wednesday.The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) issued a statement to disclose that a full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip.“Preliminary reports indicate that Mr Phillip was brought into the hospital yesterday evening via ambulance and was seen at the Accident and Emergency Department. He was treated following all protocols of care and was later discharged.  Subsequently, Mr Phillip was seen lying on the floor outside the department and was assisted by members of staff back into the department to be seen a second time. Mr Phillip then left on his own accord. His body was later discovered on the front lawn of the hospital’s compound,”. The NWRHA stated.The NWRHA extended condolences to his relatives.“We would like to assure them and members of the public that every effort is being made to complete the investigation within the shortest timeframe.  The NWRHA remains committed to the provision of quality and compassionate health care to all”.Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has called for an full investigation into the death of Phillip and is questioning whether protocol has changed at public health institutions since the September 2015 general elections.He said, “I am now asking whether the protocol has changed since 2015 where people are no longer receiving medical treatment at the hospital but being manhandled and thrown out and left to die.”Khan said the incident involving Phillip was clearly a case of medical negligence and brutality. “That is a case of medical negligence and the family should sue the system. That man died. And he didn’t die just so. He went for medical assistance and they missed something. That man could have suffered greater injury when he was manhandled by two security guards,” he said.Khan said the death of the elderly man should be investigated and action taken against those responsible.The video showed the final hours of the life of the elderly man as he lay writhing in pain on the grass outside the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.Phillip, who lived in Laventille, was apparently removed from the Port of Spain General Hospital and placed outside the compound where he soiled himself and died overnight.The six minute, 50 second long video was posted Facebook has been shared multiple times.It is unclear whether the man had received medical treatment.A conversation between two women indicated that Phillip was asked to leave the compound, but was unable to walk as he appeared to be in pain.“I witnessed this at the Port of Spain General hospital this afternoon. Two MTS security officers lifting a very sick gentleman and placing him on the ground in the carpark. The gentleman was unable to stand or walk but he was discharged and they were instructed to remove him,” one woman said.The women attempted to seek help Phillip who complained that his legs were paining.His pants were soiled with blood, the women said.One of the women left to get help, but returned seconds later saying that she was told by security that the man was discharged and could not be taken back inside the A&E Department. She was advised to call an ambulance from the hospital to take him back to the facility.“When I enquired about him being given some sort of medical care, I was told by the security he cannot be taken back inside unless an ambulance brings him, because he was discharged. This is total madness . What is our country coming to? This gentleman is 80 years old and this is how he was treated.,” she said.The man was never removed and he died at the entrance of the hospital on Wednesday.He was found lying face down on the grass near the walkway to the casualty department at daybreak.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving on turbulent weeks with Celtics: ‘Obviously I get annoyed pretty quickly’

first_imgBoston is still in position to make a run in the playoffs and could do just that, but it still has 18 games left to play in the season. The team still has some things to figure out. Irving has a lot to learn himself.“This gets overwhelming at times,” he said. “You have high expectations. You want it all right now, and you have a particular level that I’ve been at for a long time, since I was a kid.”I was blessed with a lot of talent to be able to share that, that would be beneficial for the group rather than thinking that I have to compete with everyone else to be the best. Now I am. It’s not that component. It’s what’s going to drive this team? What am I going to do to get the best out of my teammates? That’s the thing. That’s an evolving job every single day.” Kyrie Irving has been at odds with a lot of things lately.He’s been at odds with the media and at times even with his teammates. He addressed the team’s struggles and his propensity to get a little bit short with reporters on Tuesday. “I get tired of all this (criticism) stuff, just like everybody else,” he told reporters. “It’s a constant battle because media has just gotten outrageous, you know what I mean?”I just saw something the other day where he’s the greatest player playing in our game right now, but just seeing somebody question (LeBron James’s) body of work, like my body of work, (Kevin Durant’s) body of work, the team success falls on the best player and whether to call it fair or unfair nobody should ever question what type of winner those guys are, what type of winner I am, or whether or not I have the ‘team first’ mentality. Related News “Nobody wants it to be solely about them, but (star players) take most of the responsibility, and so does the head coach. So when you have that and you have a relationship, you have to build with that.”The Celtics have lost five of their last six games and currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference heading into a matchup with the Warriors on Tuesday.Irving is in the midst of one of his best seasons statistically as he is averaging career highs in field goal percentage (49.6 percent), 3-point shooting (41.7), assists (6.9) and assists-to-turnover ratio (2.65). But his team is struggling while Jaylen Brown even went so far as to say the environment with the Celtics is “toxic.”The season has been a struggle and Irving has gotten frustrated.“Coming out the All-Star Break, it wasn’t the best type of energy,” he said. “I think it would have been great individually if you were going for yours (numbers).”Like I said, it’s hard in the team environment, especially when you have guys, we’ve got six legit guys that could be primary options on other teams, and when you have that and you’re trying to figure it out, it’s not going to be the best. I try to stay patient and not try to get too high or too low, but obviously I get annoyed pretty quickly.” Jaylen Brown not happy with state of Celtics: ‘It’s toxic’last_img read more