first_imgIS IT TRUE that today three (3) suspended Evansville Police officers will go before the Evansville Police Merit Commission to learn if they will be allowed to continue to serve the citizens of this community?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Police Merit Commission will be hearing evidence concerning the alleged misconduct of the three (3) EPD officers during an arrest of an homeless person caught burglarizing a garage several month ago?  …we are told that the attorneys for the suspended officers will be extremely well prepared? … Police Chief Billy Bolin and his legal staff will also be prepared to state their case against the suspended officers?IS IT TRUE many EPD officers will be listening to every comment that Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin makes during this hearing? … how he conducts himself during this hearing will determine how he will be viewed by members of the EPD rank and file, their supporters and the general public in the future? …we were told that the remarks made by Chief Bolin in yesterdays “IN Service” training session wasn’t received very well with those in attendance?…we have also been told that Chief Bolin and his top administrators should expect the defense attorneys to aggressively challenge there leadership and management style?IS IT TRUE that Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin recommended officers Nick Henderson, Mark DeCamps and Marcus Craig be fired and Sgt. Kyle Kassel be demoted. …the Evansville Police Merit Commission is responsible for making the final decisions concerning the above EPD officers future employment with the EPD?  …the hearing is expected to last at least two (2) days?FOOTNOTE:  Todays ‘Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville Police Merit Commission will rule in favor of the three suspended Evansville Police officers?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (12-14)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (12-14)Girls ScoresGreensburg  54     Batesville  47Connersville  44     South Dearborn  29Crothersville  57     Shawe Memorial  46SW-Shelby  59     Indy Lutheran  46Boys ScoresIndy Chatard  59     Oldenburg  55SW-Hanover  67     Jac-Cen-Del  50Morristown  83     South Decatur  60Rising Sun  43     New Washington  41Greensburg  85     Jennings County  59Lawrenceburg  54     Rushville  51Connersville  50     South Dearborn  43Trinity Lutheran  75     Switz. County  61Hauser  69     Edinburgh  66Crothersville  64     Shawe Memorial  50SW-Shelby  73     Indy Lutheran  69last_img

Ice make most of long northern road trip, take three points from Cougars

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice hasn’t had much to cheer about this B.C. Hockey Major Midget season.Until this past weekend in Prince George.The Ice came away with three of four points during a two-game set against the Cariboo Cougars.Kootenay took the opener 6-5 thanks to a game-winning goal by Nelson’s Aigne McGready-Bruce.Sunday, the Cougars rallied back to tie the Ice 4-4 with a third-period goal by Thomas Webster. “The bus broke down. We had to spend the night in Williams Lake . . .. It was a good old fashion road trip,” said Ice coach Rob Wright, who has experienced his share of crazy road trips during his long hockey career that spanned playing and coaching at the junior and senior ranks.Sunday, the Ice took a 4-3 lead into the third period on two goals by Nelson’s Sam Weber and singles from Logan Wullum of Creston and Nelson’s Austin Tambellini.Saturday, Weber continued his scoring weekend by netting another two goals to lead the Ice. Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar, Ross Armour, and Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook added singles.Carson Schamerhorn and Jason Mailhiot, both of Trail, shared the netminding for Kootenay.“We had a great weekend,” Wright explained. “We want to get everybody on board, from parents to players and coaches, to prove this is a good playoff team — something that’s never happened before — and build the confidence of the team . . . it’s starting to get there.”Wright said the players are beginning to buy into his system.“We used our speed very well in both games,” Wright explained.“We got some good goaltending and stayed out of the penalty box the majority of the weekend and capitalized on some power plays which we haven’t done much of this season.”“We’re just starting to understand that if we work hard without the puck we’re going to be successful,” Wright added.Kootenay, 2-8-2 on the season, is back in the region this weekend to host Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a two-game series at the NDCC Arena.Fraser Valley is just one point ahead of the Ice in league standings.The teams face off Saturday afternoon for a 12:30 p.m. puck drop.Sunday, game time is 10 a.m.“We’re really looking forward to these two games,” Wright said. “We took a couple of baby steps last weekend and now we want to take a few more (against Fraser Valley) and see if we can get some points from them.”last_img read more

Leafs explode past Rebels; Hawks clipped by Chiefs; Bruins outlast Posse

first_imgNelson Leafs scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory over Murdoch Division rival Castlegar Rebels Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play in the Sunfower City.Brandon Sookro scored twice for the Leafs which held period leads of 3-1 and 3-2.Austin Lindsay, Linden Horswill and Adam Hodge added singles for the Leafs.Hodge finished the game with two points, his first multiple point game as a member of the Leafs.Diego Bartlett and Jeremy McNeill replied for the Rebels.Nelson out shot Castlegar 27-22 making a winner out of goalie Brad Rebagliati. Nate Rabbit took the loss in goal for Castlegar. Nelson, 29-6-1-3, now lead the Murdoch Division by three points after Kelowna Chieft walked into the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale and beat Beaver Valley 3-2.The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak by Beaver Valley.Jagger Bowles had three points to lead the Chiefs.Walker  Sidoni and Dallas Calvin, on the power play late in the game, scored for Beaver Valley.Nelson hosts Spokane Braves Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena while the Hawks take to the road to face the Bruins in Grand Forks.The Bruins, winners of three straight games, outlasted Princeton Posse 7-5 at the Boundary Expo Rec Centre in Midway.Jackson Purvis had five points, including two goals, to pace the Bruins.Connor Gross, Brandon Savala, Nathan Cory, Mitchell Pearson and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson also scored for Grand Forks.Cory finished with three points while Gross, John Skeet, Pearson and Dawson all had two points.last_img read more


first_imgALBANY – Northern California trainer William J. Morey, Jr., a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Hall of Fame (class of 2014), died Friday morning at a rehabilitation facility in Los Altos after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Morey was 74. Services for Mr. Morey are pending.-30- Mr. Morey won 67 stakes, including eight graded events. Mr. Morey’s top stakes stars were millionaires Dixie Dot Com (winner of four graded stakes and $1,332,775) and Bold Chieftain (the California Champion Turf Horse of 2008 and earner of $1,683,181). Mr. Morey also trained graded stakes-winners Big Chill, Nonies Dancer Ali, and Mellow Fellow. Mr. Morey received his official trainer’s license in 1970 and won his first race that year at Pleasanton with Crimson Flag. Mr. Morey would go on to become a mainstay in Northern California racing and, according to Equibase, amassed the following career statistics: 7,885 starts, 1,347 wins, 1,290 seconds, 1,180 thirds, and $22,415,416 in earnings. GOLDEN GATE FIELDSFriday, April 10, 2015 Mr. Morey is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Doris, son William E. Morey (Liz), daughter Kelley Green (Mark), and two grandchildren. William E. Morey followed in his father’s footsteps and is one of the leading trainers in Northern California. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Morey grew up in San Carlos and attended the races at Bay Meadows with his father. As a teenager, Mr. Morey got a job as a hot walker at the now defunct San Mateo racetrack.last_img read more

Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal

first_imgA 56-year-old motorcyclist died when he collapsed during an off-road scramble in fields around Donegal.Victor McAlonan had been out with three friends and an instructor riding motorbikes on February 11th, 2017 at Downniesbar, near the village of Glen neat Lough Salt. The men had been in good spirits and had already been riding their VJP Pro bikes for a period of time.Under instruction of Paul McGuigan of Dirtbike Tours in Tyrone, the men decided to come down a descent.Victor McAlonan was at the rear of the group.Mr McGuigan told an inquest into the death of Mr McAlonan at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court that after about 40 metres, he looked back and could only see three bikers.He said ” stopped to do a head-count and I said “we’re a man down.”Mr McGuigan went back to locate Mr McAlonan and found him with the 100 kilogramme bike lying on the lower part of his body.He was unresponsive and he could not find a pulse from the victim.He said there was no sign of a collision or an impact and it appeared that Victor had only traveled half a metre from where he last left him at the start of the descent.The emergency services were contacted and members of the emergency personnel rushed to the scene.Because of the steepness of the terrain, the ambulance could not access the victim and a paramedic managed to get a lift on the back of one of the off-road bikes ridden by Mr McGuigan.A decision was then made to summon an emergency helicopter and the casualty was put on a spinal board and winched on board the chopper and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but was pronounced dead.Mr McAlonan’s nephew Richard said his uncle was not carrying any weight and that he was not aware that he had a heart condition.Pathologist Dr Hajnalka Gyorffy said there were no external injuries including bruising on the body of Mr McAlanon from Main Street, Cullybackey, Co Antrim.However, she added there had been significent findings of heart disease.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said it was his finding that Mr McAlonan died from natural causes as a result of coronary deficiency.He added “If he had been walking down Portrush it could have happened. We don’t think that the accident contributed to his death. The signs are that his heart stopped as a result of heart disease.”He paid tribute to the emergency services including Mulroy Coastguard for attempting to save Victor.Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgleninquestmotorbikeVictor McAlonanlast_img read more

“Genomic Junk” Is Cell’s Air-Traffic Control

first_img51; Linc-RNAs (large intervening non-coding RNAs) have been promoted from junk molecules to air traffic controllers.  A mystery about these transcripts of DNA that are not translated into proteins is being explained.    Science Daily reported on work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Broad Institute that found these RNA molecules perform a vital task.  “linc-RNAs, once dismissed as ‘genomic junk’ – have a global role in genome regulation, ferrying proteins to assist their regulation at specific regions of the genome.”  Results were published in the July 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“I like to think of them as genetic air traffic controllers,” explains co-senior author John Rinn, PhD, a Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Pathology at BIDMC and Associate Member of the Broad Institute.  “It has long been a mystery as to how widely expressed proteins shape the fate of cells.  How does the same protein know to regulate one genomic location in a brain cell and regulate a different genomic region in a liver cell?  Our study suggests that in the same way that air traffic controllers organize planes in the air, lincRNAs may be organizing key chromatin complexes in the cell.”It has been known for some time that small RNA transcripts are involved in gene regulation, but link-RNAs are often thousands of base pairs long.  The article said, “they seemed more like genomic oddities than key players” till now.  “With these latest findings, which also uncovered an additional 1,500 lincRNAs, it’s clear these RNA molecules are no mere messengers – they have demonstrated that they can and do play a leading role.”    Speaking of differences in brain cells and liver cells, another article on Science Daily smashed a paradigm: “DNA Not The Same In Every Cell Of Body: Major Genetic Differences Between Blood And Tissue Cells Revealed.”  A discovery by Montreal scientists “calls into question one of the most basic assumptions of human genetics: that when it comes to DNA, every cell in the body is essentially identical to every other cell.”  It appears that biologists and geneticists are finding new complexities in the way genes are distributed and regulated in body cells.  The discoveries may lead to better understanding of the factors that make cells in various tissues look and behave differently.Neither of these articles needed evolutionary theory.  When the trend in scientific discovery is to uncover more and more complexity, regulation, and function such that air traffic control is the analogy that comes to mind, intelligent design “leaps up as the most likely explanation,” as Jonathan Wells put it.  Pilot Charlie, preferring unguided processes, appears headed for a nose dive.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Mommy Meltdown: Things to Consider Before Discipline

first_imgPixabay[Angry by komposita, 2017, CCO]By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTI have two little boys- ages 3 and 7. I am divorced and have primary custody of my children. I also have a full-time job, I am in a committed relationship with a man who also has two little boys- ages 5 and 8. In addition to juggling my job, my relationship, and my children, I also try my best to foster friendships, relationships with my family and take care of myself both emotionally and physically. I often find myself laughing at the circus that has become my life. But, when I am not laughing, I sometimes find myself stressed to the maximum, stretched too far, and on the verge of a breakdown that might look a lot like the ones my 3-year-old sometimes displays. In the middle of the grocery store. In front of large crowds.On the days when I am “on the verge”, I swear it feels like my boys are trying their best to see one of those meltdowns from me. Why do they seem to not understand that we only have 30 minutes to get to t-ball practice when I know that we have at least 45- minutes’ worth of driving to the daycare to pick them up, taking them to the potty, changing their clothes and mine, feeding them a snack, and driving across town to actually get to the practice? Why don’t they get in the bathtub the first 3 times I make the request? And why, oh why, will they not eat the dinner that I cooked them (because they claim not to be hungry) but get out of bed 99 times to ask for a snack?Let’s be honest here… my story is not unique. All of us have our own stressors that impact us in a variety of ways and all of us have moments of complete despair when it comes to our children and how to parent them. As far as discipline goes, we all have our own techniques, too. Some of them work better than others. Some of them don’t work at all and some of them only work for one child but not the other.  If you are looking for the answer to how to stop getting stressed about things in your life or how to get your children to be perfect, you might want to stop reading this blog. BUT, if you are looking for things to consider as a parent when you are “on the verge” like I sometimes find myself, you’ve come to the right place.Before you start to discipline your child for doing the opposite of what you desire, consider the following:What is your reason for taking action? This is an important question to ask yourself. Try to think about the reason you want to discipline your child. If it is because they are violating a rule in the house or putting themselves in harm’s way, that’s one thing. But, if they are “getting on your nerves” or “embarrassing you”, you might want to think a little bit longer before you make a move. You can also talk to your child or redirect them in a manner that gets the point across but still feels warm. Are your emotions determining your reaction? Some of us might find that we are acting out of stress, anger, or fear when we are disciplining our children. You may result in spanking your child or using physical punishment when you act out of anger or stress from other life factors, as mentioned above, that don’t really have anything to do with your children. If you can get to a place where you are not acting from emotions, your discipline techniques could be a lot more effective.  Parents sometimes need time-outs too! Yes, you read that right! There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting yourself in time-out. In fact, it shows your strength and ability to self-reflect and take a moment to think before acting. As long as your children are safe, allow yourself to walk away and take a few minutes to breathe deeply and reflect on the situation at hand.Children are not little adults I am guilty of forgetting this sometimes. My 7-year-old is wise beyond his years and has far exceeded me in intelligence at this point, but I have to remember that he is not an adult in a child’s body. He still has a lot of developing and growing to do just like other children. He still spills drinks all over my brand-new car and cries and asks for 10 Band-Aids when he falls and scrapes his knee. So, think hard about the way you are trying to discipline your child the next time it doesn’t work for you. Are you meeting them at their level or expecting them to meet you at yours?All children are different Just like adults, all children differ too. Just because one technique works for one child, it does not mean it will work for another. This happened in my own home when I was growing up. While I could have cared less if my parents restricted me from playing sports, my brother would be devastated. And, while he would have cared less being restricted from talking on the phone, I was beside myself when I couldn’t socialize after school. So, remember this when other moms are telling you what works for their children and you wonder why it doesn’t work for yours. And, remember this when your second child doesn’t seem to respond like your first with any discipline technique that you try. Keep trying! You will eventually find what works for them.Sometimes, you just have to laugh And, finally, the humor. Kids can be frustrating and complicated, but they can also be delightful and quite funny. Try to find humor in your children sometimes rather than immediately seeing their behavior as negative. Sometimes, your child might just decide that he wants to put his underwear on his head and run around the house for a bit. Try to sit back and laugh- and remember that these moments will be gone before you know it.If you would like more information on spanking as a discipline technique, please join us for Unintended Consequences: What We Now Know about Spanking and Child Development. This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Gov’t Boosting Castor Bean Cultivation

first_img “This is a great initiative. This speaks of innovation, of problem solving and of the necessary collaboration between academia and government to address the real life issues associated with the socioeconomic development of our country,” he said. The Government has identified 2,000 acres of land in Mitchell Town, Clarendon for increased castor bean cultivation.This is expected to significantly boost local production of castor oil, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw.“Exciting times are ahead and we are going to appropriate and put in technology to make sure that things are done properly,” he said.The Minister was speaking at the launch of the University of Technology’s (UTech) Master of Science in Integrated Rural Development (MIRD) programme, at the institution’s campus in St. Andrew on February 7.Mr. Shaw said the castor bean endeavour earmarked for Mitchell Town forms part of the Government’s drive to utilize idle lands for wide-ranging cultivations that are expected to boost Jamaica’s economic growth.To this end, Mr. Shaw said the Government has commenced the process of leasing some of the lands formerly used to grow sugar cane, to cultivate other viable crops.He emphasized that land where sugar cane production is deemed efficient will remain under cultivation in this regard, adding that “we are not short of applications” for acreages being provided for alternative crops.“We are now sitting on hundreds of applications for land… it’s exciting. Thousands of acres of lands are going to be leased to applicants who have applied for them,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Shaw commended the CB Group, which manufactures consumer foods, livestock and animal feeds, and crops, for cultivating and producing, among other things, Sea Island cotton.He pointed out that the Group also cultivates 66 acres of onions, slated for reaping within the next two months, sweet corn and Scotch bonnet peppers.The Minister, in the meantime, lauded UTech for initiating the new postgraduate programme.“This is a great initiative. This speaks of innovation, of problem solving and of the necessary collaboration between academia and government to address the real life issues associated with the socioeconomic development of our country,” he said.The Master of Science in Integrated Rural Development course aims to produce graduates equipped with the requisite skills and competencies to make sound judgements in solving rural development issues.The 18-month programme is intended to assist in redressing the persistent state of rural deprivation, by producing experts with a holistic approach to utilising Jamaica’s vast rural potential.It is the only course of study so tailored in the English-speaking Caribbean. “We are now sitting on hundreds of applications for land… it’s exciting. Thousands of acres of lands are going to be leased to applicants who have applied for them,” he said. “Exciting times are ahead and we are going to appropriate and put in technology to make sure that things are done properly,” he said. Story Highlightslast_img read more