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September 24, 2020
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County Tourney

first_imgAre you ready for the Ripley County Basketball Tourney?  Ready or not, it is here!!  The girls will open the tournament tomorrow night at Jac-Cen-Del High School.  At 6 p.m. Batesville takes on Milan and JCD plays South Ripley after the Batesville/Milan game is completed.  The losers of these two games will return to JCD on Friday for the consolation game and the winners for the championship game starting at 6 p.m.The boys portion of this tournament begins Wednesday the 6th at Batesville High School.  Again, at 6 p.m. Batesville will play Milan followed by JCD and South Ripley.  The consolation and championship games will also be played on Saturday night at Batesville. also.  Between the consolation and championship games the 2016 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame class will be introduced.  They include Cindy Lamping of Batesville, Bruce Green of Milan, Ricky Meyer and Randy Meyer of Jac-Cen-Del, and Roger Castner of Holton.  See you at the tourney!last_img read more

September 24, 2020
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Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-18)

first_imgJac-Cen-Del  65     Oldenburg Academy  34Franklin County  53     North Decatur  48Greensburg  71     South Decatur  29Hauser  54     Waldron  41Switzerland County  52     Rising Sun  32Connersville  52     Centerville  21Rushville  58     Mt. Vernon  30Randolph Southern  54     Union County  28Southwestern Shelby  49     Shelbyville  31Beech Grove  59     Morristown  40last_img

September 24, 2020
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Child drowns Saturday at Hidden Valley Lake

first_imgHidden Valley Lake, Ind. — The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a child drowning at Hidden Valley Lake.Reports indicate police were called to the public beach off Longview Drive around 9 p.m. Saturday. Police found the body of the 5-year-old female child within an hour of arrival.Out of respect for the family the public beach was closed Sunday.The tragedy remains under investigation.last_img

September 24, 2020
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Mosi Barnes

first_imgMosi Barnes was the head basketball coach and athletic director at Howe High School in Indianapolis. We all know that the job security as a head basketball coach in Indiana is always risky.  Seldom, however, are you let go when your record at the school was 72-29 and you have a 2A state title.  Howe High School is now a charter school, and in my opinion, charter schools are businesses–not educational institutions.  Their reason for letting Barnes go was that they wanted to elevate leadership and expand their athletic prowess.  I guess winning a state title means Mosi was not a good leader.last_img

September 24, 2020
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AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan coalition in defending states’ rights to regulate rising costs of prescription drugs

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill this month joined a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting states’ rights to regulate and address the rising cost of prescription drugs.In Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the attorneys general argue that in order to protect the well-being of consumers, states must retain the right to regulate pharmacy benefit managers, also known as PBMs. PBMs act as gate-keepers among pharmacies, drug manufacturers, health insurance plans and consumers for access to prescription drugs. The brief filed this month argues that regulation of the prescription drug market, including PBMs, is a critical tool for states to address access and affordability of prescription drugs and protect residents.In 2015, the state of Arkansas implemented a law that regulated PBMs by setting standards for generic drug prices. Under the law, PBMs must raise their reimbursement rate for a drug if that rate falls below the pharmacy’s wholesale costs. The law also created an appeals process for pharmacies to challenge these reimbursement rates. The law was challenged by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which argued that the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) prevents the State of Arkansas from implementing the law. Arkansas has asked the Supreme Court to hear the case.“States must constantly safeguard their ability to act on behalf of their own citizens,” Attorney General Hill said. “Here in Indiana, we must step forward to protect policymaking prerogatives that rightfully rest with state government.”In this month’s filing, the attorneys general argue that state laws regulating pharmacy benefit managers are not restricted by federal law. Regulation is critical to the states’ ability to improve the transparency of prescription drug marketplaces and to protect consumers’ access to affordable prescription drugs, especially those in underserved, rural and isolated communities. In addition, the attorneys general assert that the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers promotes healthcare access and affordability for residents and that taking away a state’s ability to regulate would create confusion and uncertainty in the market and harm patients.last_img read more

September 24, 2020
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China signals World Cup ambitions with new football stadiums

first_img Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… China is in the throes of a multibillion-dollar splurge on new football stadiums, ramping up ambitions to be a superpower in the sport and host a World Cup as early as 2030. Shanghai SIPG’s new stadium is one of several under construction in China The building spree is taking place despite the coronavirus pandemic which has brought much of the world to a standstill, ravaging economies and putting live sport on hold.Advertisement China has started work on what will be the world’s biggest football stadiumThe country will have at least 12 major new football stadiums two years from now, said the state-run Southern Metropolis Daily, calling it “a new era for Chinese football”.Most will be used for the newly expanded 2021 Club World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, but President Xi Jinping has his eyes on the biggest prize of all.“I think China’s desire to apply for the World Cup is very clear,” said Ji Yuyang, a journalist for the Oriental Sports Daily.Ji said it was a matter of when, not if, China bids.FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in June that he would welcome a Chinese bid to stage the 2030 World Cup, the next one up for grabs.– Fit for a World Cup final –Guangzhou Evergrande’s new stadium made headlines because of its vast scale and bold design.But it jarred because most sport in the world is shut down and economies, including China’s – the second largest – are reeling from coronavirus.China is widely expected to bid to host the World CupMoreover, Guangzhou is not holding Asian Cup games and the stadium will not be ready for the Club World Cup, even though the tournament is poised to be put back from the summer of 2021 because of the pandemic.Critics also queried why a club that averages about 50,000 for home matches needs such a big arena.“I think Evergrande may have two considerations. First, a 100,000-seat stadium might come in handy if China hosts a World Cup final or opening ceremony,” said Ji.“Another point is that Evergrande will be able to make a statement by saying that they have the largest professional football stadium in the world, with the largest number of spectators.”Most stadiums currently used by Chinese football teams were built for multiple sports. They are falling into disrepair and facilities for fans are poor.Replacing them with gleaming, football-specific arenas fits with Xi’s master plan to transform the sport in the country on and off the pitch.– ‘Soft power of stadiums’ –In Shanghai, which has ambitions of holding the Olympics, a 33,000-seat stadium for CSL side Shanghai SIPG is scheduled to be finished next year.Shanghai Stadium, the biggest arena in the city and SIPG’s former home, is also undergoing major renovation.Guangzhou Evergrande are two-time winners of the AFC Champions LeagueJi said that while the Evergrande Group were likely paying for Guangzhou’s new stadium, in some other instances it was a combination of the club and local government.Professor Simon Chadwick said that aside from China’s World Cup aspirations, the rush on new stadiums sends a message that “China is developing and becoming healthier and stronger.“There’s something about the iconography and symbolism of the stadiums, particularly the Guangzhou development,” said Chadwick, director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry at Emlyon Business School.Read Also: Barcelona stars linked with Newcastle amid new owners“This is a huge stadium, incredibly striking design, pictures of it have been carried across the world and people are commenting on it across the world.“It’s almost the soft power of stadiums. China is trying to use these hugely distinctive stadium designs as a way of attracting people and attention, of getting people to understand that China wants the same things that other countries want.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But with the outbreak receding in China, where it emerged in December, Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande last week began construction on their 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) new home. With a capacity of 100,000, the lotus flower-shaped stadium will for a time trump Barcelona’s Camp Nou – which is set for expansion – as the world’s biggest football arena, once it is completed by the end of 2022. Evergrande Group, a major property developer founded by one of China’s richest men, said it also intends to build two more 80,000-seater stadiums in China.last_img read more

September 24, 2020
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I’m going nowhere, Ndidi pledges future to Leicester City

first_img He said: “No disrespect to other managers but kudos to Brendan Rodgers. He has done a lot of work on me. I remember the Chelsea game when (Mason) Mount took the ball from me and scored? That day made me a better player. “The manager and the staff spoke to me. They made me understand what to do better and made me take it as a habit to do certain things. But he encouraged me to continue to play my game. “The fact that he trusts and tries to improve the players is one thing. It is very difficult for a manager to come in and then dedicate himself to improving players, getting regular one on one meetings with players to help them make improvements. read also:Ndidi blames Vardy, Schmeichel for ePremier League demolition “This is professional football, some teams won’t have that time for you to do all that. Everybody just focused on the business, they’re paying you for it and expect you to do the work. But Rodgers is different, very different.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World ‘I am happy at Leicester City for now and nothing. We are doing well and I am enjoying myself here,” he said. “I still have a contract with Leicester,’ he told ESPN. ‘I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.” Ndidi, who joined the Foxes after their fairytale Premier League title-winning season to replace N’Golo Kante, has become one of the division’s best midfielders, and he gives the credit to Rodgers. Several clubs have been linked with the Nigeria international including Manchester United which also parade loanee striker, Odion Ighalo. “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing OK here, so no need to go anywhere.”Advertisement Loading… Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has pledged his future with Leicester City, saying he would continue to give his one hundred percent for the club for now.last_img read more

September 24, 2020
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Lopez: ‘Gabriel decides this week’

first_img Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Lille President, Gerard Lopez, has revealed Napoli target Gabriel will decide his next destination this week. The centre-back has also been linked with clubs in the Premier League but the Partenopei have reportedly been in pole position. LOSC patron Lopez has revealed the defender will be leaving the club this summer and will clarify his future this week.Advertisement Loading… center_img read also:Napoli, Man Utd jostle for Lille’s Gabriel “We have spoken to Gabriel and have given him the go-ahead to move,” Lopez told L’Euqipe. “He will choose his destination this week.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

September 24, 2020
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Man City targeting Pochettino to replace Guardiola

first_img He is believed to have his admirers behind the scenes – and his record in Europe will not have gone unnoticed. Last season he guided Spurs to the Champions League final for the first time in their history – although they ultimately lost to Liverpool. Meanwhile Guardiola’s failure to get past the quarter final stage for a fourth successive year at City is bound to be a source of huge frustration. Poch still has a home in Hertfordshire and has said when he left Tottenham in the autumn that he would ideally like to manage in England again. He had always previously suggested he could not manage Barcelona out of loyalty to Espanyol – but his views may have changed after nine months out of the game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Natural History Museums That Are Really, Really GoodThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Of The Strongest Women In The World Loading… center_img Manchester City are targeting Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager if Pep Guardiola fails to agree new deal, claims The Sun. Gaurdiola’s long-term future at the Etihad is in some doubt with the Spaniard yet to commit beyond next season. City are big fans of Pochettino with the former Tottenham boss keen to coach again in England. But Poch knows Guardiola, reeling from Saturday’s Champions League exit to Lyon, has just ten months left on his contract. So far Guardiola has not committed to staying beyond next summer, which could soon leave City in limbo. The club hierarchy would ideally like him to extend his deal and continue – despite another Euro failure. His close friends at City – chief exec Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain – are keen for him to stay on. But Pep admitted last month chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was “not happy” with their effort in the league – and the failure to win the FA Cup and Champions League since will not have helped. Poch, 48, is well known to the Catalan powerbase at the Etihad from his days working in Barcelona at Espanyol. Read Also: Singaporean investors open talks to buy Newcastle Utd He was always viewed as a possible Manchester United manager but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is safe for the foreseeable future now. Taking over from Guardiola and achieving the European glory which the club craves would appeal to him and be a challenge that he relished.last_img read more

September 23, 2020
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Waterman, Pundt, Dunker, Taft are Lee County winners

first_imgBy Brian NealDONNELLSON, Iowa (April 21) – Jeff Waterman was the Friday night Budweiser IMCA Modified winner at Lee County Speedway.Mitch Boles and Kelly Buckallew led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 20-lap feature, with Boles jumping out front to lead lap one over Dennis LaVeine and rookie Dakota Simmons, who moved out of the SportMod class for 2017.Coming off turn two to complete the second lap, LaVeine went low, Waterman was in the middle, with Boles up top to race three wide for the top spot. LaVeine emerged as the new leader, then worked the bottom of the track over the next three laps while Waterman used the top.Waterman grabbed the top spot away from LaVeine on lap six and was pulling away when the only caution of the race appeared on lap 15 and brought the field back to his back bumper.On the restart, Waterman moved back out front, with LaVeine working to hold off Blake Woodruff for second. Waterman then led the final five laps to score his first win of the season at the track. LaVeine held on for second and Woodruff was third.Jeremy Pundt topped the 20-lap Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Car main event and Tony Dunker showed the way to the checkers in the 18-lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods.Barry Taft prevailed in the 15-lap Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compact feature.last_img read more