St. Mary’s Middle School competes in robotics competition

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — St. Mary’s Middle School Wired Knights competed in their first ever, First Tech Challenge robotics competition in Indianapolis on Saturday, and finished in the 2nd place alliance.The team consisted of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, and they competed alongside many high school teams.The team was a finalist for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award which celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.last_img

Speedway Motors signs new five-year pact backing IMCA Weekly Racing, Super Nationals

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors, America’s Oldest Speed Shop, will continue its association with IMCA, America’s oldest sanctioning body, for another five years.The Lincoln, Neb., high performance parts manufacturer, retailer and distribu­tor has played an invaluable and incomparable sponsorship role with IMCA since the 1950’s. The latest marketing agreement runs through the 2022 race season.“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with IMCA,” Speedway Motors President Clay Smith said. “Speedway Motors and IMCA have a long history together supporting racers, teams and tracks.  This partnership highlights our commitment to making racing safe, fun and affordable for all racers.”Notably, Speedway Motors will continue its title sponsorship role of IMCA Weekly Racing for an 11th consecutive season and returns as title sponsor of Super Nationals for the 23rd straight year.Speedway Motors renews a program benefitting more than 200 tracks in the United States and Canada by providing jackets, promoter and tech official shirts and discounts on tech inspection equipment, flags and signage to help those facilities defray costs of their weekly programs, plus decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats.The 36th annual Super Nationals will be held Sept. 3-8 at Boone, Iowa, Speedway with hundreds of cars and tens of thousands of fans in attendance for the biggest event in all of dirt track racing.For the third straight season, drivers winning national championships in all eight sanctioned divisions receive helmets courtesy of Speedway Motors.First-year competitors filling out and returning rookie application forms to the IMCA home office get $100 discount certificates, along with a T-shirt and decal from Speedway Motors following first rookie year fea­ture wins.The Speedway Motors program also includes post-season awards in five divisions: Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings, all re­ceive a pair of TruCoil springs.Drivers in all five of those divisions must fill out and return the sign-up form they receive in decal packets to become eligible for those contingencies. “This new agreement will take the working relationship between IMCA and Speedway Motors into its fifth decade, but the real value of our relationship is impossible to quantify,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The friendships we’ve made and the support they’ve provided IMCA as an organization and IMCA members is unparalleled in the industry. We’re proud to carry on the legacy established by the previous generations of these two great institutions.”Speedway Motors will hold its annual Racer Appreciation Week Feb. 5-11, with an online promotion, including social media spotlights, discounts and giveaways as well as virtual tours including the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed.The Speedway Motors website is More information is also available by calling 800 979-0122 and on Face­book.last_img read more

Unidentified man pulled from canal in Pompano Beach

first_imgThe Broward County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating the death of a man who was pulled from a canal early Monday morning.The incident was reported around 9:30 am  in the 500 block of Southwest Second Street.According to the report, witnesses noticed the unidentified victim enter the canal but contacted the police after the victim did not resurface.The BSO dive team was able to recover the victim’s body.Authorities are now investigating what caused the victim to enter the canal.last_img read more

Other Sports Sports Ministry De-Recognises Paralympic Committee Of India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has de-recognised the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for violating the National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI) 2011. The government has suspended PCI in accordance with provisions under clause I (ix) and (x) of Annexure-III of National Sports Development Code of India 2011.In the letter addressed to J Chandrashekhar, the Secretary-General of Paralympic Committee of India, it has been mentioned that a complaint was received against the PCI from Rao Inderjit Singh regarding his removal from the post of President of PCI.PCI’s interim president Gursharan Singh and secretary general J Chandrasekhar told The Tribune said that the association is yet to get any intimation to this effect.An explanation was sought from the body through the Ministry’s notices dated from July 11, 2019, to August 29. However, the explanation was not found satisfactory and hence the action was been taken.PCI had conducted an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 4 this year in which a resolution was adopted that barred public servants from getting elected to its executive. Then, Rao Inderjit Singh was removed as the President by a majority vote.It was then that the government found PCI failing the good governance practices and also held them accountable for violating the National Sports Code of India and its own constitution in removing the elected President.The de-recognition order comes a month before PCI’s election, scheduled to be held on October 10 in Bengaluru. last_img read more

Haitian earthquake survivors off to college

first_imgTwo Haitian teen siblings, who survived the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, are now making history as the first in their family to head to college.The teens, Eudens and Tajmara Antoine, are off to New York University after recently graduating from Msgr. Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, according to Florida Catholic newspaper.Both Eudens and Tajmara were assisted in their education by local Catholic parishes and schools. After the earthquake, they relocated to Miami, where they stayed with family until a recommendation from a Haitian priest, then serving at the cathedral, helped them get admission to the St. Mary Cathedral School. There they received assistance with tuition and were provided uniforms and textbooks among other help.The Antoines, according to the paper, say they are grateful to St. Mary Cathedral School and Church, Curley-Notre Dame and Pace High. Because of the help they received, both say they are now committed to giving back someday, especially to Haiti and their parents.last_img read more

Nail & Hair Salons, Barber Shops in Florida to Reopen Monday

first_imgThe protocols include the wearing of masks by all employees, a ban on group appointments and the removal of unnecessary items that are frequently touched, like magazines and newspapers. View the complete list of guidelines here. Hair salons, nail salons and barbershops, which were originally not allowed to reopen under the governor’s phase one plan of reopening the state, will now be able to start accepting customers once again on Monday. Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that the aforementioned facilities will be allowed to reopen on Monday “with enhanced safety protocols for all counties currently in Phase One”. Protocols for barbershops, nail and hair salons:Download With the entire state now confirming over 38,000 COVID-19 cases, Broward County has surpassed Palm Beach County in the number of cases. The three leading states are (as of May 9) : Miami-Dade – 11,570, Broward County – 4,794 and Palm Beach County – 2,763. The Palm Beach County Commission requested inclusion earlier this week, in a letter to DeSantis. The commission has also agreed to reopen county beaches May 18. “We think that they’re ready for it,” DeSantis said, during a visit to a testing site at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. “I think the people here are very smart. We all understand the responsibility we have to protect the vulnerable populations here.” According to DeSantis, the county’s rate of positive test results has fallen from about 18% two weeks ago, to 9.3% on Friday. DeSantis also announced that as of Monday, Palm Beach County, which was previously excluded, will be included in the Phase One reopening. Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are still excluded. Palm Beach County will join 64 other Florida counties, with restaurants and many retailers allowed to open up to 25% capacity and restrictions on elective surgery and routine dental care lifted.last_img read more

Alpena County Library Celebrates National Library Week!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGet your reading glasses and grab your library cards as we celebrate national library week.From April 9th-15th, Alpena County library, along with libraries all over the world, will celebrate the many ways that libraries transform their communities every day.“This is just a week for our community to celebrate libraries and all that we do,” said Susan Jacobs, Alpena County Library Assistant Director. Some of those many things include STEM programs for all ages, access to digital resources, computer classes, and summer reading programs…in addition to lots of books!Although the library sees many faces from the community, they would love to see more- especially during national library week.“We have wonderful people that come in and we would love to know more of our neighbors. There’s always that open invitation for people to come in, get a library card, check us out see what we’re all about and maybe enjoy some of the stuff we have in the building,” said Jacobs. For more information on national library week, visit www.alpenalibrary.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena County Library, National Library WeekContinue ReadingPrevious Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehab & River Center Holding Fundraiser to Benefit Alpena CharitiesNext Traditional Community Dinner Continueslast_img read more

Fan arrested after throwing an object at Emirates

first_imgArsenal have confirmed that a fan was arrested after throwing an object towards Manchester United’s bench after the visitors’ opening goal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.United moved back into the top four following a 2-1 win in North London, as Kieran Gibbs scored an own goal before Wayne Rooney put the game beyond the Gunners, despite Olivier Giroud’s late strike.Arsenal have promised stiff action against the fan if he is found guilty.An Arsenal spokesman told Press Association Sport: “A male was arrested at the stadium for throwing an object towards the Manchester United bench after the first Manchester United goal.”There will be full co-operation between Arsenal and the Met Police – we do not tolerate anti-social behaviour. If found guilty, individual will also be banned by [the] club.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 21, 2015•1:18 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•7:40 a.m. Officer investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•9:15 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a gaming system in the 1000 block E. 4th, Wellington.•4:49 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1200 block N. Cherry, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Jennifer D. Becerra, Wellington.•5:21 p.m. Billie A. Wilson, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for duty to give information at accident which occurred April 18, 2015.last_img read more

Optimism and trepidation: Power brokers weigh in on 2020 college football season opening

first_imgHere’s a snapshot of where college football is on starting the 2020 season on time or close to it. Three perspectives, from two university presidents and a conference commissioner. The comments ranged from eagerness to guarded optimism to trepidation.Pretty much sums up where a lot of the nation is regarding this coronavirus mess, eh? Item 3: What happens when the virus returns?Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby won’t guarantee on an on-time start, and he’s also concerned about the end of the season when infections may spike again. (Per Sirius Big 12 Radio, via the Dallas Morning News)”We will be very, very lucky to start on Labor Day weekend and get through the football season without disruptions. We will be very lucky to get through the postseason and the basketball season without disruptions.”That’s why Bowlsby has suggested a split fall/spring football season. Item 1: Almost time to get goingIowa president Bruce Harreld told the university’s Board of Regents on Thursday that the team is slated to return to practice June 1, when a moratorium on team-related activities is scheduled to be lifted. Harreld said Big Ten schools want players to have six to eight weeks of practice to lower injury risk. (Per Scott Dochterman of The Athletic)”We missed spring practice. And I guess to answer your question, if we got to the worst of the worst, would we let the players play with no fans? I don’t know. Because if we’re at that stage with this virus, we’d have to do a lot of testing of the individual players. And I’m not going to go yes or no on that. I’m going to refer to the experts. But right now, June 1 is the date, we’re going to get back to practice. And here we go.”DeCOURCY: Missouri’s plan to reopen should give fans hopeItem 2: See you in September . . . maybe Alabama system president Stuart Bell says students could be able to return to campus as early as July, which means . . . get ready for games at Bryant-Denny? (Per  WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Ala.)”(C)ertainly our plan is that we will have a football season and fans will be a part of it in our stadium. So we are working on that and our first games are in September. So we have time and we also know we have work to do.”last_img read more