Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library start curbside services this week

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library is pleased to announce that it will be starting curbside pickup on Wednesday, May 13. The Greensburg Library will be open 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Thursday for Curbside Pickup only. There is a limit of 10 items per pickup. You can browse the online catalog to choose books, magazines, or DVDs that you would like to request, but they ask that you do not place these items on hold through the Evergreen online system. Only materials owned by the Greensburg Library will be available for hold and check-out. To check out an item either call the Library at 812-663-2826 or email at [email protected] to request your items. A staff member will take your request for fulfillment. Please have your library card handy as we will need it to process the request.Staff will call each patron to arrange a pickup time during the pickup hours.When arriving for pick-up, pull into one of four designated curbside pickup spots that will be marked by a sign with phone number and instructions, call the Library at 812-663-2826, and let staff know that you are here to pick up a hold, giving your name and parking spot number.After you notify the Library that you have arrived, open your trunk, hatch, etc., get back into the car, and please stay in the car. Staff will deliver your items to your trunk or hatchback and make no contact. If you have items to return, please place those in the book drop for proper handling and quarantine.last_img read more

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F-M girls track takes second in sectional AA meet

first_imgEach of the Fayetteville-Manlius track and field teams would have a large presence during last Wednesday’s Section III Class AA champions at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.And the girls Hornets would finish with 104 points, second only to Liverpool’s winning total of 183 points, while the F-M boys only had 34 points and were seventh in a 10-team field as Liverpool won there, too.Susan Bansbach featured prominently for the F-M girls, lowering her top time to 57.61 seconds in the 400-meter dash, this after she had helped Claire Walters, Maddy Duggleby and Libbie Kirkpatrick win the 4×800 relay in 9:20.45, half a minute ahead of the field. Another win for F-M came from Katie Berge’, who earned 2,150 points in the pentathlon to beat C-NS’s Lexi Gaetz by 140 points as Hannah Kaczorowski finished fifth with 1,828 points. Ani Sydorowych was fourth in the 2,000 steeplechase in 7:47.30.In field events, the Hornets’ Harper Stoppacher cleared 4’10” in the high jump for fifth place, with Wren Usiatynski third in the pole vaul by clearing 7’6”. Samantha Pynn was seventh in the long jump, going 16’8”, and got an eighth-place triple jump of 32’2 ½”.On the boys side, F-M had Nolan Chiles run a fine mile of 4:24.73, second only to the 4:23.23 from Liverpool’s Nathan Reeves as Sam Otis got fourth place in 4:29.12. Yakob Kelley was second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:54.81.Dan Sokolovic threw the shot put 44’2 ¾” to finish third, with Sawyer Dereszynski unleashing a fifth-place discus throw of 119’7”. Ryan Serp gained fourth place in the 110 high hurdles in 16.03 seconds.Jason Cavanagh, in 1:02.66, beat out Owen Snyder (1:03.80) for sixth place in the 400 hurdles. John Meskos got seventh place in the 800 as the Hornets were sixth in the 4×400 (3:40.52) and  eighth in the 4×100 in 46.73 seconds.Four days earlier, C-NS hosted its annual invitational meet. F-M didn’t compete, but East Syracuse Minoa and Christian Brothers Academy did, tuning up for their sectional meets.ESM’s girls took fourth place in an 18-team field with 32 points, 10 of them coming from Maria Markert, who in the pole vault cleared 9 feet as no one else could top 8 feet.Rachael Ladd was second in the 3,000  in 11:19.43 and added a fifth-place time of 8:16.82 in the steeplechase, giving the Spartans 10 more points. Mary Roach finished fifth in the 3,000.Jennah Ferrari and Rhianna Butchko tied for fourth in the high jump, both clearing 4’10”. Rylie King got sixth place in the 100 sprint  in 13.69 seconds and also was sixth (27.98 seconds) in the 200. Aryanna Finkelstein threw the shot put 30 feet to finish fifth, with Sophia Jackson eighth in the shot put and discus.CBA had Riley Nash get fifth place in the 3,000  in 10:23.45, while Bri Pucci finished sixth in the 1,500 in 5:26.33. Beatrice Gugol had a sixth-place triple jump of 32’3”.As for the ESM boys, who were just two days removed from a victory in the SCAC Empire division championships on May 16, Elijah Buck won again in the discus, his throw of 133’10” one inch better than Liverpool’s Jacob Barnes (133’9”).Buck also got fifth place in the shot put with 42’2”. Myles Riggins was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.80 seconds, while Rocky El (16.32) was sixth, to go with a sixth in the triple jump (40 feet) as Bishop Grimes’ Nate Gay was fourth in the long jump with 20’ ½”.The CBA boys earned a victory when Joel Gaffney ran the 800 under two minutes, his time of 1:59.35 beating out, among others, teammate Caleb Krueger, who was fourth in 2:01.92. was seventh in the 4×800 in 10:32.70. Phoebe White ran away from the field in the 800-meter run, prevailing in 2:19.66 after she was second (4:48.85) to Liverpool’s Jenna Schulz (4:39.19) in the 1,500-meter run, where Chloe Bullough finished sixth.Claire Walters took her turn at the top in the 3,000-meter run, going 9:56.67 as Grace Kaercher (10:26.59) beat Hannah Kaercher (10:29.28) for third place and Emily Cook was eighth.Duggleby was fourth in the 800 in 2:25.69, with Kirkpatrick (2:27.26) in sixth place.It was White and Bansbach, paired with Fiona Mejico and Bella Millitti, that went 4:01.54 in the 4×400 relay to beat the field by more than eight seconds. Mejico also got third place in the 400 hurdles in 1:07.74. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAESMF-Mtrack and fieldlast_img read more

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Liverpool’s Coutinho refuses to rule out January move

first_imgPhilippe CoutinhoLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has refused to commit his future to the Premier League club, saying he does not know whether he will be the subject of a transfer bid in January.Barcelona made repeated efforts during the summer window to land the Brazil international but were rebuffed each time, leaving him frustrated.Since then speculation has continued to swirl over the future of the 25-year-old, who scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday, with his Catalan suitors reportedly ready to make another approach.“I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters,” said Coutinho, who has scored nine goals in 13 appearances this season.“I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I do not know if there will be an offer.“Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with any employee and I was interested in it. Since I stayed I have played with will and desire.”Coutinho’s hat-trick was his first for the club and he hailed the achievement of making the latter stages of the Champions League as a significant moment. “It was a special night due to the result and because I had the armband in such an important game playing for a club like Liverpool,” added the player, who captained the side at Anfield.“For sure this is my most important hat-trick. In the Champions League it was my first one. I scored one for Brazil but this was more important.”Defender Joe Gomez said Europe’s top clubs have every reason to fear Liverpool.They finished the group stage with 23 goals — second-highest in the all-time list behind Paris Saint-Germain’s 25 from the current campaign — and although they avoided the likes of PSG and Barcelona, potential last-16 opponents include Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid.“We believe we can beat anyone and we have to have that mentality,” said Gomez.“We have great quality and they can be scared of us the same way we can be wary of them so that’s good.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Harris Flubs Opening Statement: Let’s ‘Successfully Prosecute the Case of 4 More Years of Donald Trump’

first_imgSen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made an unfortunate blunder in her opening statement and stated that she is prepared to “prosecute the case of four more years of Donald Trump.”Harris, who had been experiencing notable mic issues throughout the debate, stated that the U.S. needs to “fight for the best of who we are.”“This is not a new fight for us as Americans. We have always been prepared to fight for our ideals. We have always been a nation that fights for the best of who we are. My parents met when they were active in the civil rights movement,” she said.She joked that she and her sister grew up around “fighters” who “spent full time marching and shouting about this thing called justice,” and promised that she is “prepared to march” with Americans to fight “for the best of who we are.”Her gaffe came toward the end of her opening statement, telling the audience that she was prepared to “successfully prosecute the case of four more years of Donald Trump.” She paused and added “and against him” with a chuckle.last_img read more

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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

first_imgBill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft has decided to step down from both the Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway boards.The announcement was made Friday on his Linkedin account.Gates who co-founded the Microsoft brand in 1975 with Paul Allen, says that he believes the company is in capable hands and that stepping down will allow him to focus on his philanthropic work:“I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change,” Gates said. “The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step.”While Gates says he will be stepping down from the board, he will not be stepping away from the company and will still have a say in it’s direction and vision:“With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company,” Gates said. “Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals. I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world.”Gates was CEO of the company up until 2000 when he transferred to company over to Steve Ballmer. In 2014, Microsoft’s current CEO Satya Nadella took over with Gates serving as director of the board. He then decided to dedicate more of his time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.“Bill founded our company with a belief in the democratizing force of software and a passion to solve society’s most pressing challenges and Microsoft and the world are better for it, Nadella said.” ” The board has benefited from Bill’s leadership and vision. And Microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill’s ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill’s friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”Microsoft is considered one of the most successful companies in the world with a market cap of $1.21 trillion. Gates continues to be one of it’s top shareholders owning 1.36%last_img read more

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East London woman campaigns for babies born with clubfoot

first_imgNisha Varghese, who has cerebral palsy, says she knows it’s tough when you cannot walk, which is why she wants to help children born with clubfoot.Nisha Varghese has an online campaign to raise money for at least 50 children who are born with clubfoot to get treatment. Varghese (in front, left) with her mother, Anne, and Play Your Part ambassador Catherine Constantinides (right). (Images supplied)Melissa JavanNisha Varghese, who is from East London, has cerebral palsy. Despite her disabilities, the 26-year-old is always on a mission to make people’s lives better. Her latest campaign is helping children who are born with clubfoot to get treatment and have their feet fixed.MiracleFeet says clubfoot affects one in every 800 children worldwide. The American group provides organisational, technical and financial support to clinics throughout the world in order to provide treatment to children born with clubfoot.Varghese is working through MiracleFeet to raise money for children in impoverished communities in more than 20 countries, including Liberia and Tanzania.Clubfoot (or talipes equinovarus) is a congenital birth defect that causes one or both feet to turn inwards and upwards. Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage to a baby’s brain before or during their birth, which makes their limbs and muscles permanently weak.So far, through MiracleFeet, about 27,000 lives have been transformed in 24 countries and 194 clinics have been supported worldwide.“Children deserve opportunities”Varghese is no stranger to fundraising. She has been involved with initiatives such as the Smile Train and the Not For Sale Campaign.She came across MiracleFeet, she says, while researching charities that have sustainable impact. “I believe that all children deserve the opportunity to live to their fullest potential without the hindrance of clubfoot.“Additionally, I know how hard life is when one can’t walk and although I can’t fix my cerebral palsy, there is a cure for clubfoot. I’m going to make sure I fix every child who I can that way. My suffering is not for nothing.”Watch Nisha Varghese’s crowdfunding campaign video:Treatment for each child costs $250 (about R3,500) and already 17 children can get treated through Varghese’s crowdfunding efforts. The treatment used is the non-surgical Ponseti Method.Writer Melissa Javan spoke to Varghese.Melissa Javan: When did you start getting involved with community work and fundraising?Nisha Varghese: I started my community work and fundraising at the age of 19. In retrospect I realise that while losing myself in the service of others, I accidently found the best version of me – the me I didn’t even know I wanted to be.Nisha Varghese paraglides in Cape Town to raise awareness of people who live in Saharawi refugee camps.MJ: What is cerebral palsy?NV: Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects speech and movement. [Because I have cerebral palsy] I can’t walk and my speech is sometimes difficult to understand.MJ: What are the myths around it?NV: Some people think cerebral palsy affects everybody the same way when, in fact, it affects people to varying degrees depending on how badly the brain was damaged during the injury.MJ: How do you go about setting up a fundraising campaign?NV: I contact the non-profit organisation I am interested in working with and ask if it is partnered with a fundraising platform. If the answer is yes I follow a simple sign-up process and start fundraising.MJ: What have you learned about fundraising and marketing on social media?NV: I have learned that fundraising using social media is not about the monetary goal you set or even reaching it, but rather it’s about telling a good story and conveying to people why you’re doing what you’re doing.MJ: What is the most important thing about fundraising?NV: It is knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing and attempting to convey that to the public as creatively as humanly possible.MJ: What charities have you supported in the past?NV: During 2010-2012 I raised $7,862 for The Water Project, Inc. The money was used to build a well for a community in Kenya. Since then, I have raised $1,075 for the Not For Sale Campaign, $1,088.84 for the Elton John Aids Foundation (UK), $5,307 for the Malala Fund, and $10,317.04 for Smile Train, which was enough to pay for 41 cleft-repair surgeries.Apart from fundraising I also raise awareness about causes and issues I care about. On 10 April 2017 I went paragliding in Cape Town to raise awareness about the Western Sahara. It is the last colony in Africa which has been illegally occupied – by Morocco for the past 41 years due to the fact that it is rich in natural resources. Thank you to my real-life superhero Catherine Constantinides, a Play Your Part ambassador, who made me and the rest of the world aware of this issue by literally going to the Saharawi refugee camps and living with the Saharawi people for a time.Source: Miracle Feet and CrowdriseWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Messi hat-trick inspires rout

first_imgArgentina 4 Haiti 0: Lionel Messi hat-trick inspires rout Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 09:07 5/30/18 Messi-cropped Getty Images Lionel Messi’s hat-trick saw World Cup-bound Argentina to a comfortable victory against Caribbean minnows Haiti in Buenos Aires. It was the Lionel Messi show as his hat-trick guided Argentina to a routine 4-0 friendly win over Haiti with the World Cup looming.With the World Cup set to get underway in Russia next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to captain Messi’s three-goal haul in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.Messi took his international tally to 64 goals in 124 appearances – the Barcelona star’s penalty breaking the deadlock in the 17th minute before he completed his hat-trick in eight second-half minutes against the Caribbean minnows. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The five-time Ballon d’Or winner then set up substitute and Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero with 21 minutes remaining at La Bombonera, where Haiti did not register a shot.#SomosArgentina De esta manera, Lionel Messi firmó su triplete. Antes, buena jugada de Cristian Pavón para habilitar al capitán. pic.twitter.com/uI8BArYh7S— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) May 30, 2018Javier Mascherano joined Javier Zanetti as Argentina’s most-capped player in his 143rd international appearance and the former Barcelona utility was honoured pre-game.Mascherano was one of five survivors from the starting XI that faced Spain in March’s 6-1 humiliation – Gonzalo Higuain, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico and Giovani Lo Celso retained by Jorge Sampaoli as Messi returned alongside Angel Di Maria.The gulf in class was obvious in Buenos Aires, where 103 spots separated fifth-ranked Argentina and Haiti.Haiti struggled to contain Argentina from the outset and the 2014 World Cup finalists – who fill face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D in Russia – showed their superiority on the scoreboard when Lo Celso was brought down in the penalty area under a rash challenge from Ricardo Ade.Messi stepped up and converted the spot-kick but only just after Haiti goalkeeper Johny Placide got a glove to the ball.It was almost 2-0 five minutes later but Placide dived low to deny Juventus’ Higuain, who engineered enough space to get a shot on target.Argentina continued to control proceedings as Haiti offered nothing going forward and the South American giants went so close to a stunning goal approaching the half-hour mark when Lo Celso picked out Di Maria with an inch-perfect lofted ball over the visitors’ defence, but the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s volley sailed just wide of the post.It was a relatively subdued start to the second half amid a couple of substitutions but Messi brought the match back to life in the 58th minute.Lo Celso’s close-range header was saved by Placide after Higuain rode a challenge to pick out the PSG midfielder, however, Messi was on hand to side-foot the rebound home.Messi was on hand to collect the match ball in the 66th minute when he controlled a cutback from substitute Cristian Pavon and fired powerfully past Placide.Argentina showed no mercy as Messi turned provider, playing through Aguero to make it 4-0 two minutes later.#SomosArgentina Pase de Messi y definición de @aguerosergiokun para el cuarto gol argentino pic.twitter.com/3Dpl8COJLx— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) May 30, 2018There could have been more goals but Argentina were wasteful during the closing stages as attention turned to June 9’s friendly against Israel. read morelast_img read more

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Touch Football Australia Annual Report and Financial Report

first_imgIt is with great pride that the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board of Directors and Management Team present the 2016 Annual Report.  The 2016 year marked the conclusion of our 2015 Strategic Cycle and the commencement of our journey to 2020.We take this opportunity to thank everyone in the Touch Football Community for the contribution you have made to a successful year and look forward to what will be achieved together into the future.TFA Chief Executive Colm Maguire, expressed his delight on the solid progress the organisation has displayed in driving the new strategic plan. “We are on an exciting journey to 2020 and the 2016 year is full of highlights in our first reporting period. We are incredibly proud of the foundation set through our last cycle and energised by the opportunities in our collective future.” Maguire said.To view and download our Annual Report and Financial Report, please click the respective links below.Annual ReportFinancial Report Related Links2016 Annual Reportlast_img read more

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It’s never too late to participate!

first_imgFurther information will be provided upon receipt of your expression of interest. We look forward to seeing you at Coffs Harbour, March 2017 for the 21st edition of our major national event!Related LinksJoin our Men’s 60s Division! All logistics associated with attendance will be centrally managed by TFA in 2017. All participants at the NTL must be full financial members of TFA or in the case of international teams, full financial members of FIT.Participants to register as a team; individuals will be placed within a team if not registered otherwise. Teams do not need to be aligned to an NTL entity and can be a club/affiliate or new team. For more information, please refer to the 2017 NTL Conditions of EntryThe indicative player levy for the Men’s 60s division is $1,000 inclusive of above event program features (inc. GST).To register your expression of interest and feature in another chapter of the NTL’s gloried history, please email TFA Events Coordinator, Zoe Zinetti ([email protected] ) by COB Friday, 27 January, 2017 with the following details: It’s never too late to participate!Touch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new division for older players at the 2017 National Touch League (NTL) event: the inaugural Men’s 60s Division!The exciting new Men’s 60’s format caters for a very important demographic and category and will be a key part of the event’s 21st birthday celebrations in 2017.The new division, tailored for players born in or before 1957, provides for a more social and suitable division for our older, more seasoned participants. The advent of the Men’s 60’s comes also a direct response to our research findings that emphasise the social and fun attributes of our sport, the longevity of our players (particularly male) and the large proportion of Masters’ players at the NTL event in recent years.Unlike other divisions at the 2017 NTL, the proposed Men’s 60s program will focus on the social elements of participation and off-field event celebrations; rather than strictly on-field success and performance. Which might still pose a challenge for some! The proposed format features: A maximum of three x 20 minute games per day, commencing Wednesday and concluding Saturday of event week.A rest day on Friday, 10 March, 2016, including participation in the TFA Partners’ Golf Day at the award winning Bonville International Golf Course (18 holes, cart hire and lunch provided).Functions throughout the week celebrating our sport, the 21st anniversary of the NTL…and our most senior participants!Accommodation and ground transport.On Field playing uniforms (optional). Full Name:Date of Birth:Contact Phone Number:Registration Type (i.e. registering a team or registering as an individual):Do you require team uniform? (if yes, please provide sizes and playing numbers required):last_img read more

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