State Road 156 single-lane restrictions scheduled to begin Thursday

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — Single-lane traffic restrictions on State Road 156 will begin on Thursday, July 12 at the 3-span bridge over Fisk Creek at its confluence with the Ohio River near Wade Hill Road south of Patriot.The Indiana Department of Transportation is rehabilitating the 143-foot-long S.R. 156 bridge located a mile south of S.R. 250.  Force Construction is the contractor for this $976,250 Switzerland County bridge project.  The Columbus contractor will pour new concrete end sections of the bridge deck—then overlay the entire deck with a thin polymeric epoxy.  Bridge repairs and new approach slabs are included in the project.S.R. 156’s traffic count is 1,400 vehicles per day.last_img read more

Batesville manufacturing camp earns grant

first_imgThe Indiana Manufacturers Association welcomed over 300 employers, educators, and policymakers to the Employer & Educator Work-Based Learning Conference at the Ivy Tech Culinary & Conference Center, in Indianapolis. The program highlighted successful employer-driven workforce programming for youth and adults throughout Indiana. Some of the employer-driven programming featured during the day-long event included:Batesville Co-Op and Manufacturing Camp featuring Hillenbrand, Batesville Tool & Die, Ivy Tech, and Batesville Community School CorporationIntegrated Technology Education Program (ITEP) featuring FCA USA, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, and Ivy TechAdvanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) Program featuring Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and Vincennes UniversityLewis Cass Polytechnic AcademyMadison Consolidated Schools Cub Manufacturing ProgramMy Cook PathwaysSubaru of Indiana Automotive“This event provided a valuable framework for employers and educators to build collaborative training programs for youth and adults,” said IMA President and CEO Brian Burton.“These types of programs will go a long way in helping employers solve our growing workforce skills gap.” The Indiana Manufacturers Association is proud to partner with IN-MaC’s efforts; and according to IMA President and CEO Brian Burton:“These grants will greatly impact our industry, providing much-needed exposureand encouraging our youth to consider manufacturing jobs as a career.” Indianapolis, In. — Unveiled at the event was the IN-MaC Manufacturing Micro-Grant Program, opening up $150,000 to foster the growth of youth manufacturing initiatives around the state of Indiana. This program, which is endorsed by the IMA, aims to provide grant funding to organizations who implement creative projects that enhance youth’s experiences and exposure to manufacturing in collaboration with Manufacturing Day activities.“This grant program will allow education, industry, and community partners the necessary seed funding to build awareness around the important career opportunities in manufacturing,” according to Dr. Nathan Hartman of IN-MaC.center_img The Indiana Manufacturers Association is proud to partner with IN-MaC’s efforts; and according to IMA President and CEO Brian Burton:“These grants will greatly impact our industry, providing much-needed exposureand encouraging our youth to consider manufacturing jobs as a career.” For more information on this new grant program to encourage Manufacturing Day activities and the grant application process, visit IN-MaC. Manufacturing Day is October 5, 2018.last_img read more

State Road 1 restrictions planned for Monday

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to make pavement repairs along State Road 1 in Dearborn County, weather permitting, next Monday, October 1.  Flaggers will direct motorists around worksites during daytime hours.Paul H. Rohe, working under a $1 million Southeast District-wide asphalt patching contract, will mill existing pavement at four identified locations on S.R. 1 between mile markers 8.0 and 13.5.  Crews will then install partial-depth asphalt patch section—measuring 260 feet to 770 feet in length.last_img read more

Tokyo to skip one-year Olympic countdown over virus: organisers

first_imgTokyo will scrap events marking a year to go until the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, organisers said Friday, citing the “current economic situation” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Thomas Bach said he agreed with Japan that the Olympics cannot be postponed beyond next year The Games have been pushed back until July 23, 2021 because of the disease outbreak, though it remains unclear whether even that delay will be sufficient. Last year, the city and organisers held a series of events to mark the one-year countdown, including unveiling the newly designed medals. But given the global crisis, organisers ruled out a similar celebration. “In view of the current economic situation, Tokyo 2020 will not be holding any events to mark the new one year to go milestone for the Games,” the organisers said. “But we will consider what we can do to show our solidarity with the people.” The confirmation came after reports in the Japanese media that organisers would scrap the event, fearing it was inappropriate given the global pandemic and the ongoing risk of infection inside Japan. Kyodo News agency reported that posters and messages of encouragement to athletes might be put up and displayed online instead, adding that the organising committee felt a more “moderate tone” was appropriate. A nationwide state of emergency over the virus has been lifted in Japan, but a recent rise in cases in Tokyo has led to fears of a second wave. – Scaled back Games? – The latest reports come after Tokyo’s governor confirmed the city and organisers are looking at ways to scale back next year’s Games. Japanese media said streamlining plans could involve cutting the number of spectators and reducing participation in the opening and closing ceremonies. Loading… The Yomiuri Shimbun daily quoted an unnamed source as saying that everyone including athletes, officials and spectators would be required to take a test for the virus. Tokyo 2020 declined to comment on those reports, saying discussions about coronavirus countermeasures would be held “from this autumn onwards”. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed until July next year Organisers and Tokyo officials face the twin headaches of ensuring the postponed Games can be held safely, given the pandemic, and keeping additional costs to a minimum. But with the pandemic continuing to rage in much of the world, it remains unclear whether the Games can be held next year. On Friday, a member of the organising committee’s executive board said a decision on whether the Games could be held or not would need to be taken in spring. “I think we need to decide around March next year,” Toshiaki Endo, a former Olympic minister told reporters, denying speculation that the IOC intends to make a decision in October. IOC chief Thomas Bach said last month that 2021 was the “last option” for holding the Tokyo Games, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever. He declined to say whether a vaccine was a prerequisite for going ahead with the Olympics, but was lukewarm on the idea of holding them behind closed doors. The sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics must wait until next year for the Games to take place Read Also: Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said it would be “difficult” to hold the postponed Tokyo Olympics if the coronavirus pandemic is not contained. And Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has said the Olympics would have to be cancelled if the disease isn’t under control by next year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By Mystery10 Largest Cities In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Premier League approves kneeling protests, ‘Black Lives Matter’ on shirts

first_imgThe Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while “Black Lives Matter” will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league’s restart next week. Read Also: Fernandes ‘misses penalty’ as Man Utd lose to West Brom Liverpool showed their support when their players posted a photograph at an Anfield training session, where they all took a knee. Arsenal’s players did likewise before Wednesday’s friendly against Brentford and wore T-shirts with a variety of messages on them, such as ‘I can’t breathe’, ‘My skin is not a crime’ and ‘I’m not black but I stand with you’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World “The League supports the players’ wish to have their names replaced by Black Lives Matter on the back of their shirts for the first 12 matches of the restarted 2019⁄20 season,” the Premier League said in a statement on Friday. “In addition, the League will support players who ‘take a knee’ before or during matches.” Protests have erupted across the globe since the killing of African-American George Floyd in the United States on May 25 when a police officer, who has been charged with second-degree murder, knelt on his neck for several minutes. A statement by players from all 20 Premier League clubs said: “We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed. “This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all staff, all clubs, all match officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether.” Several matches in Germany’s Bundesliga have been preceded by both teams taking a knee prior to kick-off in recent weeks. England international Jadon Sancho was among the first players to protest by showing a t-shirt branded “Justice for George Floyd” during Borussia Dortmund’s rout of Paderborn last month.center_img Loading… The Premier League will return with two matches on June 17 as Manchester City host Arsenal and Sheffield United travel to Aston Villa. A full round of 10 fixtures will then take place between June 19 and 22 with Black Lives Matter on the back of players’ shirts. For the remaining 80 matches of the campaign a Black Lives Matter logo will feature on shirts along with a badge thanking Britain’s National Health Service for their work during the coronavirus crisis. Clubs in England’s top flight have already made a number of gestures in line with the anti-racism protests.last_img read more

Ex-Super Eagles striker quits Belgian club after expiration of contract

first_img Loading… “The contract of Hasan Ozkan is not renewed, Anton Tanghe and Jordy Schelfhout are still training. The trial period of defender Priestley Farquharson is over, he also leaves KVO.” Akpala made 62 league appearances in his first spell with the side, scoring 12 goals between 2015 and 2018 before leaving to join Al-Faisaly. The forward started his career with Pepsi Football Academy in Lagos before joining Bendel Insurance, where he signed his first professional contract. He departed the shores of Nigeria to team up with Sporting Charleroi in Belgium in 2006 before signing for rival side Club Brugge two years later. read also:Akpala returns to Belgium The striker moved to Turkey in 2014 to team up with Super Lig club Karabukspor, where he managed to score seven goals in 25 league appearances during his one-year stay before signing for Oostende. Akpala has represented Nigeria 13 times and will hope to secure a new club before the start of the 2020-21 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Belgian First Division A club, Oostende have announced the departure of Joseph Akpala following the expiration of his contract. The Super Eagles striker returned to the Versluys Arena outfit last summer, signing a year deal which ran out in June. The 33-year-old forward only made seven appearances across all competitions for Alexander Blessin’s men last season due to injury problems. The Kustboys revealed the Nigeria international’s contract will not be renewed along with Hasan Ozkan while Priestley Farquharson has also been released. “Striker Joseph Akpala is not offered a new contract and is therefore again a free player,” read a statement from the club website. “We thank ‘Joske’ for his boundless efforts and excellent mentality and wish him every success in the further course of his career. “His contract with KVO ran until June 30 but was extended until last Saturday. Then he played in the friendly match against Varsenare, but now the collaboration ends.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be Solved6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Bale open to Premier League return, hits out at Real Madrid

first_img Loading… “I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it’s on the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully something comes up.” Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, where he starred with Tottenham between 2007 and 2013. The winger, who has two years left on his current contract, has indicated his willingness to listen to offers from England but has so far seen his efforts to leave thwarted. “If those options arise (interest from Premier League clubs) it is something I’d look at for sure,” Bale said. Gareth Bale has hit out at Real Madrid, saying his current club “make things very difficult” as he continues to look for an exit. Bale has experienced plenty of highs during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, including four Champions League wins and two Liga titles. But there have also been plenty of lows, with injuries and loss of form seeing manager Zinedine Zidane freeze him out of the squad at times. Zidane would only hand the 31-year-old two appearances in La Liga after the coronavirus break ended in June, with the Wales international not even in the squad for his side’s Champions League exit to Manchester City in August. Bale nearly made a move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning last summer, only for the deal to collapse at the last minute. Speaking to Sky Sports, Bale noted his disappointment that he was not allowed to leave Madrid last summer, saying he has been frustrated to see the Blancos continue to stand in the way of a potential exit. “I tried to leave last year but they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn’t materialise,” Bale said. “There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won’t allow it or they’ve done something. It’s down to the club. Read Also: Barcelona vow to take Messi, Man City to court if… “We’ll see what happens, we have plenty of time in this transfer window and a couple of others as well. Time will tell, but mainly I think the reason is that the decision is in Real Madrid’s hands. “I am only 31, I feel I am in great shape still and feel like I have a lot to give. We will see what happens. It’s in the club’s hands but they make things very difficult to be honest.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Ancelotti’s Army shock boastful Mourinho at home

first_img Loading… Carlo Ancelotti proved his tactical superiority over Tottenham Hotspurs’ manager, Jose Mourinho when his boys disgraced the Portuguese coach with a 1-0 victory to pocket the maximum points at stake in the Premier League tie. Everton fans will forever be grateful to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 55th minute after the first 45th minute failed to produce goals. read also: Rodriguez joins Iwobi, others at Everton Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, was not included in Everton’s squad for their opening day clash against Tottenham Hotspur. The reason for his omission was not known but it likely has to do with the increased competition in the Toffees team. Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, started all of his three new signings, James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure with all three players playing a role in the Toffees win over Jose Mourinho’s men. Everton had the better chances and should have taken the lead in the opening ten minutes when Richarlison was presented with an opportunity, but he fluffed his lines. Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne’s in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012. In a high-octane encounter, Jordan Pickford produced two excellent saves to keep out Dele Alli and Matt Doherty, who was making his debut after signing from Wolves. But with new signing James Rodriguez in excellent form, Everton fully deserved their win after a hard-working performance. Everton should have taken the lead in the early stages but Richarlison lost his footing after rounding Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. After Everton’s disappointing 12th place last season, their lowest position since 2003-04, Carlo Ancelotti has embarked on an ambitious rebuilding job, specifically targeting the midfield. As well as Rodriguez, Brazil’s Allan and Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure have also been drafted in to provide energy and creativity in the engine room – and all three gave Ancelotti huge encouragement for the season ahead. Rodriguez, in particular, stood out, with his quality passing setting up good chances. The Toffees could – and should – have won by a more handsome margin against a static Tottenham side short of ideas. Rodriguez twice picked out Richarlison after half-time but the Brazilian, who wasted a great chance in the first half, was unable to punish Spurs. Allan, who played under Ancelotti at Napoli, was calm and composed as Everton looked rejuvenated after a poor 2019-20. Pickford’s saves to keep out Alli and Doherty were crucial, with Ancelotti delighted with a clean-sheet win against a side that finished 10 points and six places above them last season. Both teams are in cup action in midweek. While Tottenham travel to Bulgaria in midweek to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday (17:00 BST), Everton host League Two Salford City on Wednesday in the second round of the Carabao Cup FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?last_img read more

Theys tames IMCA Modified field at 141

first_imgBy Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (May 31) – Brad Theys tamed the 29-car IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modi­fied field Saturday at 141 Speedway. Russ Reinwald started on the pole and looked to contend for a trip to the winner’s circle before lap eight mechanical woes ended his chances. Mark Joski inherited the lead with Theys and Kyle Kudick in tow. A three-wide battle on lap 11 proved the game changer. Theys powered by the duo on the bottom and set sail. A final caution was all that slowed Theys in his dash to the checkered flag. He jetted away from the field over the final five laps to pick up his first IMCA win of the season. Mike Mullen charged through the field and passed Kudick late in the race for the runner-up posi­tion. R.M. VanPay and Jared Siefert rounded out the top five.Troy Muench also picked up his first win of the season, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Brian Bruechert was also a first-time winner in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.last_img read more

Greater Grand Forks Fair has two dates for IMCA Modifieds

first_imgGRAND FORKS, N.D. – Two events for Xtreme Mo­tor Sports IMCA Modifieds are on Greater Grand Forks Fair race programs.Both Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 features at River Cities Speedway pay $500 to win and a minimum of $70 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded each night. Tow money is $25.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Racing on the 1/3-mile clay oval starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission during the fair is $5. Pit passes are $25.Sanctioned Modified also return for Friday shows Aug. 14 and Sept. 18 at Grand Forks. National, regional and state points will also be awarded at those events.More information is available at the www.rivercitiesspeedway.com website and on Facebook.last_img read more