JFMS Partners with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup

first_imgJames Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has teamed up with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, an international ocean conservation foundation helping to protect oceans and raises awareness about ocean pollution.The non-profit foundation coordinates an ambassador network of volunteers who proactively organise events in their local area to reduce litter across coastlines all over the world.Rory Sinclair, chief executive at Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, said:“We are delighted to have James Fisher Marine Services as our new official corporate partner supporting our mission to end ocean pollution. Big Blue Ocean Cleanup fully welcomes companies that are providing active support across our non-profit activities.”Amy Gresty, tender and proposals manager at JFMS, said:“The world needs clean and healthy oceans to support our own health and survival, and every one of us can make a difference. We came together at the start of a new year to come up with ideas for ways we can give back over the months that follow. As a few members of the team are individually involved with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup as ambassadors, it provides us with the perfect opportunity to have a positive impact on the communities around where we work, offshore and back on dry land.”The team is now planning events to campaign for clean seas and support efforts to conserve local beaches.last_img read more

Arnold Ray Lunsford, 83

first_imgArnold Ray Lunsford, 83, of Gosport, Indiana. Arnie passed away on February 21, 2016. He was born on August 6, 1932, in Indianapolis, IN to Charles and Ethel (WienHimer) Lunsford of Batesville, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Joe Lunsford of Osgood, IN; and a sister, Audrey Lunsford “Sister Ramona” of Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN. He was the former husband of Barbara Lunsford Olsen of Indianapolis, IN. She is the mother of his sons who survive him.Arnie is survived by sons, Ray Lunsford of Marengo, IN, Cliff Lunsford of Lizton, IN, and Danny Lunsford or Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren, Tammy (Larry) Barrentine of Quieders, Germany, Jill (Craig) Fortner of Greenwood, IN, and Jonathon (Rochelle) Lunsford of Ottawa, KS. He is the great grandfather of four girls.Also surviving are siblings, Rita Gramman of Brookville, IN, Alice Springman of Beech Grove, IN, Charlene Bravard of Sunman, IN, Elaine Amburger of Sunman, IN, Emmy Lunsford Market of Brookville, IN, Richard Lunsford of New Alsace, IN, Ralph Lunsford of St. Peter’s, IN, Steve Lunsford of Batesville, IN, and William Lunsford of Napoleon, IN.So long to “Homer”, his dog!Arnie was in the United States Army from 1952 to December 1954, serving in the Korean War. He retired from B&O/C&O Railroad in 1997. We would like to thank Janni Wade (husband, Alvis) for her support and caregiving. It is so appreciated.Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11:00 until the time of service at 1:00 pm at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 South State Road 135 and Olive Branch Road.Arnold will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN.last_img read more

Napoleon State Bank officially begins construction in Greensburg

first_imgPictured Left to Right ; NSB Employees & Directors: Jennifer McIntosh, Steve Harmeyer, Christy Sutton, Mark Fry, Leslie Kessens, Joe Moorman, Wayne Peetz, Mark Comer, Tony Gutzwiller (Bruns-Gutzwiller Project Manager), Irvin Harmeyer, Bob Welling (K4 Architecture), Jeffry Klump (K4 Architecture)Napoleon, In. — The Napoleon State Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new banking facility on Lincoln Street in Greensburg, Indiana, next to Pizza King. The new facility will be the companies’ second branch in Greensburg and will be an extension of the branch on Westridge Parkway.“Breaking ground on this new banking facility signifies our commitment to, and investment in, the future of our community,” said Mark Comer, President and CEO of The Napoleon State Bank. “This is an exciting time in our 115-year history as a locally owned bank. We look forward to furthering our customer relationships with the personal care of locally owned banking.”The construction of the 3,493 square foot facility is scheduled to be completed late Spring 2019 and will offer more resources and greater convenience for the bank’s customers. The new branch will house a lending team, along with customer service staff, and will include an ATM and drive-up lanes.The new banking facility is being constructed by Batesville-based Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction Company and designed by K4 Architecture from Cincinnati.The Napoleon State Bank has been locally owned since 1903 and serves the Ripley and Decatur counties of Southeastern Indiana with locations in Napoleon, Holton, Osgood, and Greensburg. The mission of The Napoleon State Bank is to remain a locally owned financial institution, dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our customers and communities, through a friendly, trained, qualified staff that provides unsurpassed personal service to our customers. The Napoleon State Bank has a total of 55 full and part-time employees. Member FDIC & Equal Housing Lendelast_img read more

James tames Willamette for career first Wild West Shootout checkers

first_imgBricen James sped to the first Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout victory of his career at Willamette Speedway. The $1,000 win also put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional. (Photo by Stephanie Deatherage)By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 29) – Night number seven of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout be­longed to Bricen James.The Albany speedster gained the lead near midway and led to the $1,000 checkers Friday at Willamette Speedway, earning his tour career first victory and a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Rob Mayea made his first start with the series and got to the front on the initial green. Mayea was mighty fast while leading but unfortunately got caught up with a lapped car on the 13th circuit. Although Mayea retained the lead due to not stopping, his car was sustained enough damage to take him out of contention for the victory.On the restart, James blazed past Mayea and officially took over first place on lap 14. James tried to separate from the rest of the field but a handful of contenders gave chase.The race started intensified as lapped traffic came into the picture in the last laps. James kept all challengers in check to become the sixth different winner in seven 2018 events thus far.Jesse Williamson was second while John Campos took third. Grey Ferrando and Greg Walters completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Bricen James; 2. Jesse Williamson; 3. John Campos; 4. Grey Ferrando; 5. Greg Walters; 6. Ethan Dotson; 7. Dustin Cady; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Jerry Schram; 10. Brian Thompson; 11. Curtis Towns; 12. Lawrence O’Connor; 13. Jimmy Schram; 14. Sam Potter; 15. Jeff Faulkner; 16. Preston Luckman; 17. Aaron Sheelar; 18. Brian Wulfenstein; 19. Paul Rea; 20. Danny Lauer; 21. Rob Mayea; 22. Jeff Lovell.last_img read more

Dhoni’s leadership makes the difference for CSK in IPL: Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgNew Delhi: Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes M.S. Dhoni’s leadership is one of the greatest assets for Chennai Super Kings, adding that if the wicketkeeper-batsman can replicate last season’s performance, it would augur well for the team in next edition of the Indian Premier League.In last edition of the IPL, where CSK finished as runners-up, Dhoni scored 416 runs at an average of 83.20 in the 15 matches he played.CSK boasts of having experience in their side with the likes of Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson and Suresh Raina being there in the team. The Chennai-based franchise has won the title three times in 2010, 2011 and 2018 and would be looking for the fourth in next year’s season.“CSK have always had senior players in their squad, they have Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson at the top, they have got players like Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina at the middle, so a backup middle order batsman would be a good idea for them,” Manjrekar said while speaking at Star Sports show Game plan.“Dhoni loves to take these chances with ageing players, his leadership eventually makes a difference and if he can replicate last season’s performance, it would be great for the team,” he added.The auctions for next year’s IPL are slated to be held on December 19 in Kolkata and one of the lads who will be watched out will be Virat Singh. The middle-order batsman from Jharkhand was one of the standout performers in the just-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In 10 matches, Virat scored 343 runs at an average of 57.17.Even in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he finished with a strike rate above 100. The 21-year-old also showed glimpses of his talent in the Deodhar Trophy too, playing a game-changing 76 while batting alongside Axar Patel for India C against India B.“If you look at his Deodhar trophy numbers, he (Virat Singh) is averaging at 80 and still striking at 101 and if he is able to do that in a 50-over format, you know he has got the fire power to play the 20-over match,” said former India opener Aakash Chopra. IANSAlso Read: BCCI Plans Game-Changer ‘Power Player’ in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Watch: Deer Calf Rescued by Local people at Laharighat in Morigaonlast_img read more

Cricket News Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation appeal

first_imghighlights Sydney: An Australian media group on Tuesday lost an appeal against an Australian dollar 300,000 (USD 211,000) defamation payout to West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle after claiming he exposed his genitals to a masseuse. Gayle was accused by former media group Fairfax, which at the time was publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, of exposing his penis and indecently propositioning the woman in a dressing room during the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.Gayle vigorously denied the allegations, claiming the journalists behind the series of stories published in the newspapers in 2016 were out to “destroy him”. He won the defamation case in October last year after jurors found Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to establish a defence of truth.The publisher appealed the case arguing it did not receive a fair trial and the judge should have discharged the jury after Gayle’s barrister attacked the credibility of the massage therapist. Gayle also appealed the size of his payout, seeking an increase. A New South Wales court dismissed both appeals.Gayle caused a stir in Australia in 2016 prior to the Fairfax stories being published when he attempted to flirt with a presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”After winning his court case last year, he tried to spark a bidding war for a tell-all interview, promising that “when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie”.”Biding (sic) starts at USD 300K for this interview! So much to say & I will!” he tweeted to his then 3.75 million followers. Fairfax newspapers are now owned by commercial broadcaster Nine Entertainment, which purchased the media company last year. Chris Gayle featured in 2019 World Cup. Chris Gayle is set to play his last International assignment against India. Gayle will continue to feature in franchise based T20 leagues. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Beach Soccer: Keta festival to host league

first_imgThe Ghana Beach Soccer Association (GBSA) is expected to thrill residents of Keta in the Volta region next weekend when the exciting sport returns after a break of three weeks. The spectacular Hegbotsosto festival of the Chiefs and people of Anloga in the Volta Region will provide the perfect setting for over half a dozen beach soccer matches.   This was disclosed in an interview by the association’s spokesman George Addo. “We have long planned to spread our activities beyond the La Beach Soccer Arena but it has never been financially prudent due to a number of challenges”.  He revealed that although CAL Bank sponsors the Championship to the tune of Gh44,000, the association simply cannot run an entire season on the amount. “The GBSA believes that by spreading our tentacles, we can attract potential new sponsors to come onboard and also see the limitless potential of this amazing sport”. Ghana currently has the only such set up in Africa; a double tier Championship and a Division one league that consists of twenty clubs in total. The leagues first kicked off in 2011 with Voltic Mineral water as non cash sponsors providing water and logistics for every team. The obvious lack of exposure and shoe string budget of beach soccer has meant that the GBSA is constantly facing turbulent challenges. Currently, defending champions Keta Sunset lead the Championship by with 36 points followed by city rivals Havedzi Mighty Warriors.   However, several clubs have been unable to raise teams on a weekly basis to honour matches due to lack of financial muscle.  In another development, the GBSA has confirmed that all relevant documents requested by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) have been submitted to the GFA for onward transmission to Cairo. GBSA President Yaw Ampofo Ankrah is optimistic that the process will be successful.  “We provided all our credentials to the GFA as directed by CAF in September through Caf officer Francis Oti Akenteng and GFA Gen Secretary Emmanuel Gyimah so hopefully this would allow Ghana present a team at the 2015 African qualifiers in Seychelles”.  Seychelles will host the 2015 African beach soccer championship from the 15th – 19th of April after a decision was taken by the Caf executive committee during one of its meetings at the Cairo headquarters. It is expected that eight teams, including hosts Seychelles will take part in the championship. The winners and runners-up will represent Africa in the Fifa beach soccer World Cup in Portugal. It was only last year that Seychelles launched its first beach football league and to date several teams are actively trying to develop the sport. However the country is currently putting up a state of the art beach soccer stadium which is estimated to cost about $1.1m.Fifa has described beach soccer which is the fastest growing mass participation team sport as the next frontier in the sport world wide.last_img read more

Not a bad gig if you can get it

first_imgNot a bad gig if you can get it. When most people are on their way to work, there’s a group of skiers out on Kootenay Lake.The trio, led by Nelson’s own Bruce Ramsay, take to the water near the Regional District of Central Kootenay transfer station where the waterski course is located.The boys up early when the water is like glass, before 7 a.m.last_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

first_imgCLOCKER FANCIES MIDNIGHT BISOU AND VINO ROSSI $229,671 5 13% 1 4 10 7 John Sadler49 7 10 69% 6 4 Richard Mandella29 16% 6 16 15 BREEDERS’ CUP WORK OUTS:Shadn (Balding) 10-30-19A’Ali (Crisford) 10-30-19Covfefe (Cox) 10-30-19Matera Sky (Mori) 10-30-19Heavenhasmynikki (Hess Jr.) 10-30-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-29-19United (Mandella) 10-29-19Ambassadorial (Chapple-Hyam) 10-29-19Shekky Shebaz (Servis) 10-29-19Blue Chipper (Young Kwan) 10-29-19 38% $1,164,513 17 19 7 20 58% Jorge Velez94 ITM% 10% 25% 6 10 9% 43% $374,150 14% $1,053,728 15 $648,789 3 67% 5 VALDIVIA RETURNS HOME AFTER SUCCESSFUL JUNKET 4 7 2nd 21% 45% 2 14% 2 4 8 57% John Shirreffs15 Doug  O’Neill69 Geovanni Franco53 8 TrainerSts 11 6 Rafael Bejarano61 Philip D’Amato44 Money Won 58% 9 6 55% 9 52% 3 Flavien Prat80 36% 16% 3 19 $380,150 $287,205 7 8 4 J.C. Diaz, Jr.58 33% 46% Mike Smith28 Evin Roman43 Mario Gutierrez32 JockeyMts (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 31) Bob Baffert33 33% $240,868 Abel Cedillo112 $234,970 $420,541 16% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 5 48% Mark Glatt39 8 20 Win% 47% 7 8 15% GOOD BETTING RACES FOR BREEDERS’ CUPNot surprising that Gary Young fancies Distaff favorite Midnight Bisou on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup program, but the private clocker and bloodstock agent also cited longshot betting possibilities after having observed candidates that have been preparing at Santa Anita the past weeks for their big moment.“I think MIdnight Bisou is probably the most likely winner, but she’s also the shortest price (8-5 on Jon White’s morning line),” Young said. “The other races are very good betting races. If Covfefe hadn’t drawn the rail (for the Filly & Mare Sprint), I’d almost put her up there with Midnight Bisou, as far as likely winners. But she did draw the rail, that’s just it.“I think if Improbable breaks, he’ll run a very good race (in the Dirt Mile), and it all depends on whether Omaha Beach bounces or not. If Omaha Beach doesn’t bounce and runs his race, I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to say that he’s the best horse in the race.“A horse that’s really caught my eye since he got here is Vino Rosso for the Classic. He’s looked very, very good on the track.”     Post time for Saturday’s first live race is 10 a.m., with admission gates opening at 8 a.m. Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night.BALTAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TWILIGHT DERBY DUO     Richard Baltas has two horses with contrasting styles entered in Saturday’s Grade II Qatar Twilight Derby, pace-prompting Neptune’s Storm and stone closer Succeedandsurpass.“Neptune’s Storm came out of his win in New York (Grade II Hill Prince at Belmont Park on Oct. 5) in good shape and has worked well for this, as has Succeedandsurpass,” said Baltas, tied for third in Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet standings with 10 victories.“Hopefully, we’re not coming back too quick (with Neptune’s Storm). The other horse is training unbelievable, really good. He was a little far back last time (when rallying for second in a one-mile allowance test Sept 27 at Santa Anita). I like both horses.”The Twilight Derby, race three of 12 live races: Originaire, Mike Smith, 8-1; Hackberry, Flavien Prat, 15-1; Nolde, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Temple, Manuel Franco, 20-1; Succeedandsurpass, John Velazquez, 10-1; Jais’s Solitude, Irad Ortiz Jr., 15-1; Ocean Fury, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Neptune’s Storm, Ricardo Santana Jr., 4-1; Kingly, Mario Gutierrez, 5-1; Gray Magician, Javier Castellano, 8-1; Henley’s Joy, Jose Ortiz, 10-1; Real Master, Brice Blanc, 50-1; and Mo Forza, Joel Rosario, 20-1.JOSE VALDIVIA HAPPY TO BE BACK HOME     After a successful Midwestern invasion of nearly six years, Jose Valdivia Jr. is home.Born in Lima, Peru, Valdivia resided a few furlongs from Santa Anita in Sierra Madre before seeking and finding greener pastures at Arlington Park where he was leading rider and won at a 23 percent rate the last two years.“A change in scenery helped,” said Valdivia, the nephew of Fernando Toro, one of Southern California’s most successful jockeys in the 1970s and 1980s. Jose is now represented by agent Mike Ciani, who also handles Aaron Gryder.“I had a good agent (Steve Leving) and a good trainer to ride for, Larry Rivelli, but once you leave Southern California, you’re camping out,” Valdivia said.“My family’s here, I’m here and I’m just happy to be back home. It’s a beautiful place, no place like it, so we’ll see what shakes.”SHUBACK’S ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SUNDAYLongtime DRF columnist and foreign correspondent Alan Shuback will be on hand to sign his newly released book, “Hollywood at the Races,” on Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. near the Gift Shop in the East Paddock Gardens.Horse racing was so popular and influential between 1930 and 1960 that nearly 150 racing themed films were released, including “A Day at the Races,” “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry,” and “National Velvet.”This fast-paced gossipy history explores the relationship between the Hollywood film industry, the horse racing industry, and the extraordinary participation of producers, directors and actors in the Sport of Kings.Celebrity presence at the racetrack generated a bevy of attention from eager photographers and movie columnists, as well as free publicity for their new films. Moreover, entertainment titans such as Louis B. Mayer, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable and Don Ameche were all major Thoroughbred owners, while Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx and John Huston were notorious for their unsuccessful forays to the betting windows.“Hollywood has gone nuts over horse racing, and by the same token, horse racing has gone nuts over Hollywood,”–Ed Sullivan.     FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup brings big earners: Breeders’ Cup horses entered on today’s card have combined earnings of $9,066,315, while on Saturday, the figure is $113,420,055 for a total of $122,436,370. Turf contender Bricks and Mortar leads the pack with $4,885,650 . . . Xpressbet’s John DeSantis will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Sunday at 10:20 a.m. in the XBTV studio.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Breeders’ Cup Memories: Midnight Lute Powers Home in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita ParkBreeders’ Cup Memories: Zenyatta Delivers a Powering Turn of Foot to Win the 2009 Breeders’ Cup ClassicA Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith: Arrogate and JustifyA Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith: ZenyattaA Candid Conversation With Trainer Peter Eurton 5 6 12% 46% Andrew Lerner19 $764,243 7 6 5 50% 2nd 7 $363,288 Richard Baltas53 1 Peter Miller35 4 Win% Drayden Van Dyke47 4 $812,105 14% Jeff Mullins31 29% 3rd 49% Tyler Baze42 5 13% Money Won 11 1st 15 $554,458 12 19% 11 $491,102 5 Edwin Maldonado39 11 42% 6 ITM% $115,957 16 $220,712 Ruben Fuentes69 11 2 21% 30% 26% BALTAS SENDS OUT PAIR IN GRADE II TWILIGHT DERBY 24% SHUBACK SIGNS ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ SUNDAY 8 20% 51% $627,240 5 3rd 5 10 10 Martin Garcia55 Tiago Pereira51 38% 7 1 10 18% 48% $795,539 12 5 20% $260,090 $283,063 42% 5 Hector O. Palma25 10 $417,215 1 16% 44% $122,153 35% $316,600 21% $337,312 5 13% 1st $557,022 4 3 33% 3 46% $207,912last_img read more

Haitians fined for illegal entry

first_imgFour Haitians appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on charges of illegal entry.Fitzco Julian, Amnerfer Chriskey, Jim Richmore and Desmond Kendy, all pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Springlands, Corentyne, they entered Guyana by sea and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.A French translator was present in the court and assisted with the communication between the Magistrate and the French-speaking defendants.They were each fined ,000, with an alternative of six months’ imprisonment if they fail to pay the fine. They will be deported after paying the fine or serving their sentences, which whether is applicable.last_img read more