Update MMH and City of Batesville to hold press conference today

first_imgThe meeting is being moved to roughly 12:30p and is meant to relay information on continuing to keep the community safe and healthy.   Margaret Mary Health in conjunction with the City of Batesville will hold a press conference today at noon to discuss the coronavirus pandemic. We will bring you live coverage of the press conference on-air and on our listen live app. Batesville, IN—UPDATE: click here to watch the meeting in full.last_img

Familiarity between Syracuse, West Virginia adds rivalry vibes to Pinstripe Bowl

first_imgNEW YORK – It’s a bowl game without the element that makes these college football showcases so unique. Syracuse and West Virginia have a deep-rooted rivalry. These two programs will play each other, as they have every season since 1955.But this time it’s in a bowl game, a setting that usually pits new opponents against each other.On Saturday at 3:15 p.m at Yankee Stadium, the Mountaineers will have a chance to exact revenge while the Orange look to defend its supremacy in the Pinstripe Bowl. Players from both teams spoke at Yankee Stadium Wednesday about playing a team they know so well.Syracuse beat West Virginia in each of the last two seasons, and the Mountaineers have the extra motivation to make up for those losses. But when they moved to the Big 12 last summer, they didn’t think they’d get the opportunity. Now Syracuse moves back onto their schedule, extending the life of the rivalry.“I mean just because we’re playing a familiar team,” Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib said. “We’re playing a team that prior to this year we played every year in the regular season, so I mean it’s a bit strange in that fact. But at the end of the day, it’s just another football team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNassib and the Orange played in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl, where they beat Kansas State 36-34 behind Delone Carter’s 198 rushing yards and Marcus Sales’ 172 receiving yards. It was a dazzling offensive performance, the type Syracuse will likely need in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl against one of the best quarterbacks in the country, Geno Smith.West Virginia finished the regular season eighth in the country in total offense with 518.5 yards per game. Smith was fourth in the country with 333.67 yards per game. Syracuse, though, was 21st with 473.42 yards per game. Nassib finished with 301.58 yards per game, good for 13th in the nation.So the expectation, of course, is that it’s going to be a shootout between two gun-slinging quarterbacks. There’s potential for these two offenses to light up Yankee Stadium.“Every game we’ve played this year, everybody says it’s going to be a shootout,” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said. “I’m looking forward to seeing our defense out there and see if we’ve made some improvements, and I think we have.”Holgorsen said playing the Orange “made his job a little easier.” He could pull out the game film from the last two seasons and see exactly what the Mountaineers did wrong that sent them to upset losses to Syracuse. Since this season was WVU’s first in the Big 12, preparations for the Pinstripe Bowl were the first time the Mountaineers were familiar with their opponents.And as far as preparing his players for the game, his job is also easier, he said. They already know they have something to accomplish, ratcheting up the rivalry even more.“Those guys have beaten us twice,” Smith said. “We didn’t get a chance to play them this year in the regular season, but being able to play these guys in the Pinstripe Bowl is just another way for us as seniors, as a program, to go out there and prove others wrong as we’ve always done.”West Virginia struggled in its first season in the Big 12. The Mountaineers won their first five games before losing the next five, which were all conference games. In that stretch, they gave up 49.6 points per game.West Virginia’s defense struggled all season, but Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh said it can still be a strong unit. Pugh said he watched the Mountaineers run a new defensive package on film where they bring in smaller players, “linebacker-type hybrids” as Pugh called them, to add some quickness to the defense as it looks to rush the quarterback.It’s a new look and a new wrinkle for a team the Orange is used to playing.“So that’s something different from what they had last year,” Pugh said. “I know last year they kept their bigger three-man front in, and now they bring this other package in.”Besides that, most of the players who played in last season’s game at the Carrier Dome are back. The familiarity between the two sides is deep. It’s a bowl game, but there’s nothing unique about the matchup.And with West Virginia seeking revenge, the rivalry continues at an even more intense level.“Talk is cheap. You’ve just got to go out there and play the game,” Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. “You show your actions. Don’t use your words, show your actions.” Comments Published on December 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories ‘It was a defining moment’: Former players reflect on 2010 Pinstripe Bowl victorylast_img read more

Students travel to D.C. for a semester of work and study

first_imgThe Dornsife Washington, D.C. program sent its first group of students to the nation’s capital to study and intern for the spring semester.After going through an application process that included essay questions, recommendation letters and a formal interview, eighteen students were selected to participate in the program. All students are currently enrolled in three classes called, Espionage and Intelligence, Formulation of U.S. Foreign Policy and Managing New Global Challenge. Students can receive up to 4 units from their internship through the program.Jeffrey Fields, USC alumnus and assistant professor of the practice of international relations, is the director of the spring 2015 Washington, D.C. program.Fields first heard about the idea for the program from Steven Lamy, a professor of international relations and vice dean for academic programs.“The main idea of this program is to take students interested in politics and policy and bring them to Washington where they can take classes and work, but the idea is to pull all those things together, the academic studies, the work and seeing practical politics come to life,” Fields said.Students are required to participate in an internship which requires 20 to 30 hours of work per week. Though only international relations are currently offered, Fields anticipated offering classes in political science and economics in the future.Every participant will be living together in apartments and will be taking the same three classes, each student has been assigned to a unique internship. Students are interning in many different sectors, ranging from think tanks on Capitol Hill to government agencies.For example, Dan Morgan-Russell, a junior majoring in international relations and global economy, is working as a scholar intern under Diana Negroponte and Paul. D Williams at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.In addition to researching small, individual questions on topics such as the Cold War and Somalia, Morgan-Russell also is able to conduct his own research. Morgan-Russell applied to the program to figure out his plans following graduation.  Through his internship experience with a think tank, he said that he would like to work in the future with a non-governmental organization.“I feel really fortunate to be in the first iteration of this program, and I’m really looking forward to hearing how it continues to grow in the years to come,” Morgan-Russell said. “I really think it’ll be a feather in the cap of the University of Southern California if we continue to nurture this program and give the opportunity to young scholars, like myself, access to the kinds of opportunities you can only find in our nation’s capital.”Meanwhile, Kara Junttila, a sophomore majoring in international relations and political economy, is a research intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center.Junttila helps research associates by conducting background research, drafting grant proposals and coordinating various events. She had the opportunity to write an op-ed with one of the co-founders of the Stimson Center that was published in Roll Call, a newspaper on Capitol Hill. As a result of her time spent in D.C., Junttila plans on staying for the summer to see what’s it like working in the government sector.“It’s such a good experience to get outside of L.A. and to see what there is to do professionally after school and to make sure you like what you’re studying,” Junttila said.Riyana Chakraborty, a sophomore majoring in international relations (global business), is a research assistant at the South Asia Center with the Atlantic Council.Chakraborty performs intern duties such as planning events, but she also does research for acting director Bharath Gopalaswamy. Her current research focuses on Indian space security objectives and policy initiatives.Chakraborty explained that her favorite part of the program is having the opportunity to listen to the guest lecturers who come in to talk to students. “Every single class is a class you can take at USC, but when you take it here, the professors are constantly bringing in outside speakers who are experts in their field here in D.C.,” Chakraborty said. “The material we’re learning comes to life when they come to speak to us and when they tell us about what it’s really like to be here, and that’s something that’s very different from sitting in a classroom in L.A.”Correction: A previous version of this story stated the students are enrolled in one class and are able to receive 16 units through their internship. They are actually enrolled in three classes and able to receive 4 units through their internship. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Palm Beach Outlets OneBlood Donation Drive to test for Coronavirus Antibody

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 2020) – Palm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets.com) has extended the OneBlood donation drive to include Saturdays through August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. near the PetSmart parking lot. Every blood donation will be complimentary tested for the coronavirus antibody and donors will be informed of test results. Due to social distancing measures that OneBlood has in place, all donors are required to make an appointment to donate. Appointments can be made online at OneBlood.org or by calling 1-888-9DONATE.“We are pleased to extend the OneBlood drive at Palm Beach Outlets,” says Trina Holmsted, Marketing Director of Palm Beach Outlets. “The need for blood donations continues, and OneBlood’s antibody testing has proved to be a significant benefit to donors,” she adds.OneBlood, a not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, is testing all donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Donors will be able to see their results approximately 48 hours after donating by logging into their donor portal at OneBlood.org.“The testing brings many benefits. In addition to donors learning if they have the antibody, OneBlood will be identifying additional people who can be COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors,” said Susan Forbes, OneBlood’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Relations.Convalescent plasma donors have a special ability to help critically ill coronavirus patients. By transfusing plasma that is rich with coronavirus antibodies into a patient still fighting the virus it can help boost the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. With no cure or vaccine to prevent coronavirus, doctors are turning to convalescent plasma to help treat their critically ill coronavirus patients. OneBlood began collecting and distributing COVID-19 convalescent plasma in April. OneBlood’s COVID-19 antibody testing will also provide important statistical information to public health officials. “OneBlood is working closely with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees M.D., to provide de-identified data on the number of people testing positive and the geographical location. This information will help in decision making for reopening the economy,” said Forbes.OneBlood is one of the first blood centers to begin testing for the coronavirus antibody and plans to provide the antibody testing for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed in addition to the standard infectious disease testing all blood donations receive. Testing takes place at OneBlood’s laboratory, Creative Testing Solutions (CTS).General SafetyIt is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols• OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.• Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.• At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:– Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.– Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant/wipes. (This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors).– Using sterile collection sets for every donation.– Conducting donor mini physicals, including temperature check (this will be done prior to donors registering) to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.– Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood. Temperature checks will be done onsite.– As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.– Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor CenterAt blood drives only one to four persons will be permitted on the bus at any one time, separated within proper social distancing guidelines. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus until they are called in to donate blood. Chairs will be provided for them to sit outside while enjoying a snack and beverage under a covered area.Palm Beach OutletsPalm Beach Outlets features over 100 stores including brand favorites kate spade new york, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks OFF 5TH, Aerie, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan Outlet, GUESS Factory, J.Crew Factory, Nautica, Nike Factory Store, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Under Armour Factory House, and Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Store. Located immediately off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Outlets is the only outlet shopping center within a 55-mile radius and is one of the region’s most visited shopping destinations. The center serves the shopping needs of millions of residents and over 8 million annual visitors to Palm Beach County. For more information, visit PalmBeachOutlets.com. New England DevelopmentFor over 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s robust portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland; Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida.last_img read more

City Council to Honor Outgoing Mayor Buxbaum and Council Member Langer

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaAt a special Council meeting on Dec. 15, the Olympia City Council will recognize and thank outgoing Mayor Stephen H. Buxbaum and outgoing Council Member Steve Langer for their years of dedicated service to the City.Buxbaum was first elected to the City Council in November 2009 and was selected by his fellow Council Members to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in April 2010. He was elected to a four-year term as mayor In November 2011. During his tenure, he chaired the City’s Finance Committee and the Community and Economic Renewal Committee. Buxbaum has been a champion of  downtown economic development and a strong leader in addressing climate change.Langer was appointed to the City Council in June 2010 to fill a position vacated after a resignation. In November 2011, he was elected to a four-year term on the Council. On the Council, Langer served as the chair of the Land Use and Environment Committee and the Council liaison to the LOTT Board of Directors. He has also been a passionate advocate for urban forestry.The recognition will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Olympia City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2015)–The Stronach Group (TSG), long at the forefront of equine and human safety in racing, recognizes and has actively promoted significant advances in racing medication with the belief that safety measures and jockey welfare are paramount to the advancement and perception of Thoroughbred racing throughout the world.In view of recent legislative efforts advanced by the “Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity,” which is supported by several industry groups, TSG reaffirms the following list of foundation principles it deems necessary for the continued growth and development of Thoroughbred racing on a national and international scale:1.)    Mutually agreed upon, uniform testing procedures and protocols at all North American tracks, which include out-of-competition testing.2.)    Nationally uniform rules that clearly define prohibited and permitted medications, substances and methods in all jurisdictions.3.)    Regional testing laboratories that strictly adhere to uniform standards and which are subject to regular accreditation.4.)    Penalties for violations must be uniform and administered in a timely fashion.5.)    Investigations and prosecutions must be fair and uniform on a national scale.6.)    Public perception is our highest priority. As such, the aforementioned objectives must be pursued enthusiastically by the entire racing industry in order to maintain a level playing field for our sports’ stakeholders and most importantly, the betting public.The Stronach Group looks forward to the many challenges we as an industry face, and to building an ever brighter and more transparent future.last_img read more


first_img‘GREAT TO BE BACK,’ VICTORIOUS STEVENS SAYSGary Stevens won his first race since coming back from hip replacement surgery Dec. 21 when he piloted Shehastheritestuff to a half-length victory for trainer Paddy Gallagher in Saturday’s sixth race at one mile on turf. The four-year-old California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat paid $16.40.“It’s great to be back and great to have support of the trainers this first week back,” the 54-year-old Hall of Fame rider said Sunday morning. “Paddy put me on a nice filly that fit my style and fortunately we got the job done.“The first win back is always the toughest. You’ve got to reprove yourself, and like any athlete, you’ve got to fight back and show that you’ve still got some shelf life.”For the unsinkable Gary Stevens, there’s no expiration date in view. STEVENS ‘REPROVES’ HIMSELF WITH A COMEBACK WIN (Current Through Saturday, March 11) HAPPY AUTUMN FLOWER TESTS GRADE I WATERSAutumn Flower has enhanced her broodmare status with third-place finishes at long odds in Grade II stakes in her last two outings, the La Canada and the Santa Maria.Trainer Dan Hendricks is satisfied with that accomplishment for the moment, but has his sights set on even greater heights when the five-year-old Flower Alley mare runs in next Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.“Another third would be fine, but she’s maturing and as happy as she’s ever been since we’ve changed some of her routine from last year. It’s really worked,” Hendricks said. “We added a goat, my son (Gregg) takes extra time with her and grazes her every morning.“She’s just happy and doing well.”Autumn Flower never ran in a stakes race until Dec. 3 of last year when she finished sixth in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap. She had won two optional claiming races before that for owners Thomas Traver and Priscilla Webb. HENDRICKS HAS HAPPY MARE FOR SANTA MARGARITA FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup Classic and Pegasus World Cup winner Arrogate worked seven furlongs Sunday morning in company as he prepares for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 25. With Martin Garcia up and in company with Cat Burglar, Arrogate was timed in 1:25 flat for seven furlongs, with fractional times of 24.60, 36.80, 48.60 and 1:12.80. Cat Burglar was clocked in 1:25.40. “He went really nice,” Bob Baffert said of Arrogate. “I saw what I needed to see. He just cruised around there and he’ll ship tomorrow (for Dubai).” . . . Ron Ellis reports Masochistic came out of his second-place finish as the 1-2 favorite in the Triple Bend Stakes in good order, but “has no plan” for his next race. “We’ll have to regroup and see what goes on,” the trainer said. “It was his first race in four months; he got a little tired.” Masochistic was beaten a length by 16-1 shot Denman’s Call, one of six winners picked on top by Toby Turrell‘s Winners Card . . . Agent J.R. Pegram has booked Kent Desormeaux on Santa Maria and La Canada runner-up Show Stealer for Art Sherman in next Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes . . .There is a Pick Six carryover of $189,246 into Sunday’s program . . . With apologies to General Douglas MacArthur, “Old geldings never die. They just race away,” and the 11 scheduled starters in today’s eighth race, the $30,000 “605 Starter Handicap” at 5 ½ furlongs, have run a combined total of 434 races, winning 93 and earning $2,051,129. The leader is 10-year-old Nextdoorneighbor with 15 wins from 55 starts for current trainer Steve Knapp, who also has Changing Karma entered . . . Also next Saturday, Santa Anita has the St. Paddy’s Day Pitch, with the person tossing a ringer winning $1 million! It’s free to enter. Get on track, fill out a contest entry card and you could be one of four entries selected, or sign up online at santaanita.com/events before March 18, as one online entry also will be chosen. NO DARE AND GO, BUT BAL A BALI POSTS KILROE UPSET MANDELLA DOES IT AGAIN WITH BAL A BALI IN KILROE            It was a far cry from Dare and Go’s 3 ½-length victory at nearly 40-1 that ended Cigar’s 16-race winning streak in the 1996 Pacific Classic, but Bal a Bali’s win as the longest shot in Saturday’s Grade I Kilroe Mile at 9-1 put another upset notch on Richard Mandella’s Hall of Fame resume.Bal a Bali hadn’t raced since last June 16, a span of nearly nine months, but had been training forwardly, even sporting a bullet work, uncommon for a Mandella campaigner.“He came out of the race in good shape but I’m not sure where I’ll go next,” Mandella said Sunday morning. “He’s a very good horse, so it was no surprise that he was good enough (to win under those conditions), but running that good after all that layoff, I was happy to see he did what he could do.“But it was no surprise that he could do it. I always thought he was that good. I have nothing immediate in mind. I’ll give him a little extra time because I know he runs really well with long layoffs, but I’m not giving him nine months this time.”Bal a Bali, a seven-year-old full horse bred in Brazil and owned by Calumet Farm, won his U.S. debut way back on May 9, 2015, when he captured the Grade III American Stakes at Santa Anita. The Kilroe marked his 14th triumph in 23 starts.Ridden by four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano, who also piloted 13-10 favorite Shaman Ghost to a three-quarter length victory over Midnight Storm in the Santa Anita Handicap, Bal a Bali paid $21.20 as the longest shot in the field of seven. Richard Baltas11519201817%50%$1,034,363 Jerry Hollendorfer11323172220%55%$1,617,409 Joseph Talamo14119151813%37%$661,173 Tyler Baze22337432917%49%$2,084,396 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS TEAM O’NEILL HAS DESIGNS ON SANTA ANITA DERBYSan Vicente Stakes winner Iliad and Cecil B. DeMille winner Term of Art, second and third behind runaway winner Mastery in Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, are bound for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, trainer Doug O’Neill’s assistant Leandro Mora said Sunday morning.“Both horses looked good this morning and the Santa Anita Derby is what we’re looking at,” Mora said.O’Neill won the Santa Anita Derby back to back in 2012 and 2013 with I’ll Have Another and Goldencents.Meanwhile, Bob Baffert barely had a chance to begin celebrating after Mastery’s 6 ¾-length romp in the San Felipe that established him as the Kentucky Derby favorite, when the bubble burst.Mastery was pulled up after the finish of the 1 1/16-mile race and taken back to the barn via horse ambulance after being evaluated by track vet Dr. Dana Stead.“When he got back to the barn, he seemed OK, but when he got off the wash rack, he showed some filling in his left front ankle,” Baffert said after the race Saturday. “It’s a condylar fracture. He’ll be operated on early Monday and they’ll insert two screws (at Santa Anita’s Equine Hospital on the backstretch).“We won’t know until after the surgery whether or not this is career-ending.”Sunday morning, Baffert said Mastery “was eating and looked comfortable, but the most important thing now is to focus on his well-being. Our emotions went from the highest of the highs after he won to the lowest of the lows. Obviously what happened is pretty disappointing.“But in this game you have to keep things in perspective. It could have been worse.” Doug O’Neill13618262113%48%$1,599,506 Kent Desormeaux13028161422%45%$1,646,472 Rafael Bejarano12019192216%50%$1,316,580 Martin Pedroza10615201914%51%$625,333 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.961910920%40%$819,831 BAFFERT LIKES WHAT HE SEES IN ARROGATE WORKOUT Mike Smith541861433%70%$1,868,242 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller932821930%62%$1,354,941 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won ILIAD, TERM OF ART BOUND FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY Flavien Prat20847323923%57%$3,059,315 Philip D’Amato8415121318%48%$1,077,870last_img read more