Grant opportunities for youth-led projects available in Ripley County

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc. (RCCF), through its Ripley Youth Outreach program, will administer a $10,000 Change Ripley County Grant.Ripley Youth Outreach was established in 2015 by the RCCF Board of Directors to engage local high school students in the work of the community foundation. Its membership is composed of students from five local high schools, Batesville, Jac Cen Del, Milan, Oldenburg Academy and South Ripley.Ripley Youth Outreach members developed the Change Ripley County Grant to provide local youth, ages 14-23, with the resources needed to bring their ideas for enhancing the quality of life in their communities to reality. “Over the past three years, local youth and youth organizations have consistently identified a “lack of funding” as a major hurdle in their ability to address the needs important to them, and their peers,” stated Amy Streator, RCCF Executive Director.  “This grant opportunity was designed to fill the funding gap which is stymieing young people’s community development efforts,” stated Streator.This is a competitive grant process designed to support youth-led projects and programs within Ripley County.  One grant in the sum of $10,000 shall be awarded to a local non-profit organization which is guiding the youth through the project development process.  Grant applications are due May 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  Information about this grant and the grant applications are available online here.   The Ripley County Community Foundation is located at 13 E. George St, Suite B, Batesville, IN and can be reached via telephone (812) 933-1098 or via email read more

Braithwaite: I won’t wash my jersey after Messi hug

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Martin Braithwaite joked he won’t wash his Barcelona kit after getting a hug from new teammate Lionel Messi during a 5-0 win against Eibar on Saturday. Braithwaite, who signed for Barca from Leganes on Thursday for €18 million, was introduced for the final 20 minutes and made an immediate impact with a cross for Messi’s fourth goal of the game. The Danish international was also involved in his new club’s fifth: Braithwaite’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic but Arthur Melo netted the rebound. “Messi congratulated me [for the pass],” Braithwaite told reporters when asked what the Argentine said during their embrace. “He’s a great guy. He tried to make me feel comfortable and looked to find me with his passes. “I won’t wash my kit after the hug he gave me [laughs]. Honestly, I am really happy to have been able to set him up for a goal.” Barca were given special dispensation by La Liga to sign Braithwaite this week as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season. The former Middlesbrough forward, who will only be allowed to play in league matches, was given a warm welcome by home supporters when he replaced Antoine Griezmann. “The ovation was really special,” Braithwaite said. “It’s something that I saw on television when I was little, how they treat the new players [here], and suddenly to be here and experience that from the fans is incredible. I am really proud. “I feel really good here, surrounded by fantastic players. I tried to run and move, which is what I have to do, and my teammates found me. It’s been amazing. I am really happy.” Barca’s newest signing Martin Braithwaite struggled to string any sort of juggling sequence together. Barcelona coach Quique Setien was impressed with what he saw from his new signing and tipped him to make a contribution in the final phase of the campaign. “Braithwaite did more than I expected, much more,” Setien said in a news conference. “Honestly, I think we have made an extraordinary signing. He’s going to adapt perfectly to what we need. “We’ve seen he has good movement, but beyond the goals he was involved in, he’s good in space and he understands the game so well. He is an extraordinary player and he’s going to help us a lot.”Tags: Antoine GriezmannArthur MeloEibarLionel MessiMarko DmitrovicMartin Braithwaitelast_img read more

Snodgrass: Blame players for form

first_img Press Association Norwich on Tuesday confirmed they had rejected a transfer request from unsettled midfielder Wes Hoolahan, a reported target for Aston Villa, managed by former Canaries boss Paul Lambert. Hughton is himself on the lookout for reinforcements, having last week brought in midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on loan from Newcastle and has now been linked with a £2million move for French defender Mickael Ciani from Lazio. Norwich, meanwhile, are set to subsidise £10 off tickets for the away match at West Ham on February 11. “It is the players’ fault – it is not lack of effort, it is putting the ball in the net and that is the only thing that has been lacking,” Snodgrass told the Eastern Daily Press. “We have got so much determination and we want to do well, but you need to score – that is what wins the game. It is not through lack of chances or trying. “If we had gone off 0-0 at full-time on Saturday, we would have the fans against us saying we had not done enough.” Norwich lost their FA Cup third-round replay 3-0 at Fulham in what was another abject display from Hughton’s men, meaning the next fixture will not now be until Newcastle come to Carrow Road on January 28. Snodgrass maintains the players will be itching to get back into action. “You could say it (the break) is handy, but you want to keep playing and keep that momentum going,” he said. “I think the manager would want the games to come thick and fast. “We will be full of confidence and if we keep showing enthusiasm and take momentum into it, we won’t be far off.” The Canaries beat Hull 1-0 on Saturday to record a first win in seven Barclays Premier League matches which moved them five points clear of the relegation zone into 12th place and eased the growing pressure on Hughton. Despite calls for the former Newcastle and Birmingham boss to be shown the exit door at Carrow Road following a £20million summer spending spree which so far has failed to bring about consistent results, Snodgrass insists the manager can only do so much once the players have gone out on to the pitch. Norwich players should take responsibility for their own failings this season and not manager Chris Hughton, according to Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass.last_img read more

Harris to coach Australia bowlers on South Africa tour

first_img(REUTERS) – Former paceman Ryan Harris has taken a major step towards achieving his ambition of becoming Australia’s permanent bowling coach after the 36-year-old was handed the role for the team’s limited-overs tour of South Africa.Harris, who retired from all forms of cricket last year, played 27 Tests, 21 one-day internationals and three Twenty20s for Australia.He will join head coach Darren Lehmann and assistant coach David Saker on the tour starting on September 27, where Australia will play a single one-dayer against Ireland and a five-match series against hosts South Africa.“It’s great experience to learn from David Saker and Darren Lehmann, I’m really just going to sit back and watch and learn,” said Harris, who took 113 wickets in Tests and a further 44 in the 50-over format.“Eventually, I’d like to work my way to the top and become a bowling coach of the Australian team one day. Just like playing, you have to earn your stripes and learn the ropes.”Lehmann welcomed the appointment of Harris, who is currently the assistant coach of Australia’s national performance squad.“I’m excited to have Ryan on board, a player and person of his calibre will no doubt offer strengths to our national side,” Lehmann said in a statement.“It’s a win-win having two experienced coaches in Ryan and David Saker being able to nurture our young group, particularly the up and coming bowlers joining, and we expect a positive response both on and off the field.”last_img read more

Asia Cup Asia Cup 2018: 3 possible changes India could make in playing XI for the Super Four stage

first_imgNew Delhi: Team India made a strong comeback by demolishing Pakistan by 8 wickets in their second game of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Pakistani batsmen were sent crashing by the brilliant Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the surprise package Kedar Jadhav as they picked three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah scalped two wickets. However, Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue were handed a big blow after Hardik Pandya got stretchered off due to an injury.India have since announced Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Sidharth Kaul as the replacements for Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.ALSO READ: How MS Dhoni gave team India its own MalingaWe take a look at three possible changes in the Indian playing XI for the Super Four stage:1. Ravindra Jadeja IN – Hardik Pandya OUTHardik Pandya’s injury is a big blow to the Men in Blue as the flamboyant all-rounder is a force to reckon with in the shorter format of the game. Since the pitch is proving to be a spin-friendly, Ravindra Jadeja could make a comeback to the side given the fact that he is coming after a brilliant final Test match against England in which he scored a memorable century. His confidence would be high and Rohit Sharma would like to cash it. His presence on the field is huge and can contribute in all departments of the game.2. KL Rahul IN for Dinesh Karthik OUTKL Rahul’s expulsion from the playing XI raised many eyebrows in the match against Pakistan as the talented batsman has proved himself on several occasions. He was expected to sit out after a long tour of England but didn’t even make the cut for the match against Pakistan. Dinesh Karthik made the XI and played a good knock to take India to the winning line. However, KL Rahul is expected to make an appearance sooner rather than later and when the Asia Cup 2018 is mid-way.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Preview and Probable Playing XI3. Khaleel Ahmed IN – Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Jasprit Bumrah OUT The young Khaleel Ahmed impressed the cricketing world after his brilliant performance against Hong Kong. He was one of the reason why India survived the mighty scare against the minnows. Khaleel has the ability to the hit the deck hard while swinging the ball as well. With India playing continuous matches due to the tight schedule – either of Bhuvneshwar or Bumrah could be rested for the Bangladesh match.And if either of India’s two ace seamers are rested then Khaleel Ahmed is more or less guaranteed to make the cut for the final XI.ALSO READ: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in DubaiIndia take on Bangladesh in the first game of the Super Four stage today (September 21) at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, UAE. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asia Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Other Sports Dutee Chand faces expulsion from family after revealing same-sex relationship

first_imghighlights Section 377 was decriminalised by the Supreme Court last year.Dutee Chand secured two silver medals in the 2018 Asian Games.Dutee Chand hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family. Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training. The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made the same-sex relationship between consenting adults a non-criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.     Dutee, the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail. “My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.RELATED     “My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.                 Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future. “I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said. While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.          “My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and the right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.”     She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner. Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team.  “We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said.     Dutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand. Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year. The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years. Later the world body changed the policy, which applies only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit.last_img read more

Spurs Boss Says Premier League Transfer Spending Not Sustainable

first_imgBut Tottenham, who sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £45m this month, have not made any signings.“We have a duty to manage the club appropriately,” said Levy.“Some of the activity that is going on at the moment is just impossible for it to be sustainable.“Somebody spending £200m more than they’re earning, eventually it catches up with you. And you can’t keep doing it.”Accountancy firm Deloitte said Premier League sides are on course to surpass the record £1.165bn they spent last summer.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said last week: “I’m used to clubs paying big for big players. Now everybody pays big money for good players.”Walker’s departure aside, Spurs have retained the same squad that finished second to Chelsea in the league last season.The club are in the process of building a new 61,000-seat stadium, which is expected to cost £750m and is scheduled to open next year.Speaking at a Nasdaq Q&A in New York, Levy said: “Obviously when you’re building a stadium of this magnitude and it all has to be privately financed – there’s no state help whatsoever – it is a challenge.“We have to find the right balance but I can honestly say it is not impacting us on transfer activity because we are not yet in a place where we have found a player that we want to buy who we cannot afford to buy.”Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who are in the United States on their pre-season tour, beat France’s Paris St-Germain 4-2 at the weekend, with 17-year-old midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe playing 45 minutes.On Tuesday, a side beaten 3-2 by Roma featured three more academy products in the starting line-up – Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah.Levy said: “Our position on transfers is that we have a coach who very much believes in the academy, so unless we can find a player that makes a difference we would rather give one of our young academy players a chance.“The academy is important because if we produce our own players we don’t have to spend £20m or £30m on a player.“An academy player has that affinity with the club and that’s what the fans want to see.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chairman Daniel Levy has defended Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity this summer and claimed the spending by other Premier League clubs is unsustainable.More than £850m has been spent by top-flight sides in the transfer window, which ends on 31 August.last_img read more

Leiher continues to refine competitive nature at end of races

first_imgSydney Leiher cried like crazy.She was a junior in high school at the time and had just run a personal-best time in a cross-country race.But her personal record was only good enough for third place. She still remembers what went wrong.“I was really mad at myself for getting passed at the end,” Leiher said. “I never wanted that to happen again.”Leiher had kicked way too early then faded hard in the last few meters of that race, something she still struggles with as a sophomore at Syracuse. She won the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational on Sept. 13 at Penn State, but her 31st-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in Boston on Sept. 26 points to that same problem.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCross-country runners are taught to save energy for the end of the race and then “kick” into a higher gear and Leiher finds that her deep-rooted competitive nature has her doing it too soon. “(Leiher) tends to go out a little too hard,” SU head coach Chris Fox said, “And that’ll catch up to you in a race.” Leiher’s mother, Loretta, who left the military to raise her children, remembers the childhood competitions between Leiher and her brother Cody, who is 18 months older.With Loretta’s husband in the Air Force, Leiher’s family moved multiple times while she was growing up. She was born in Louisiana, moved to Colorado for kindergarten, but began first grade in North Dakota, which is where she and Cody started playing hockey together. Leiher fostered her competitive spirit on the ice. As much as the siblings were teammates, they were also rivals. “Growing up with my older brother, we competed in everything,” Leiher said. “I want to win at everything I do.”She continued playing hockey and soccer through the family’s move to Virginia, and then to their final stop in Beavercreek, Ohio.As a seventh-grader, Leiher joined the cross-country team to stay in shape, but quickly found she loved running.“I like racing,” she said. “I like beating people.”Leiher liked hockey and running, but a dislocated rib, fractured elbow and two concerned parents helped her make the decision to pursue cross-country instead of Division I hockey. After doubling down on running, Leiher methodically improved, achieving goals as quickly as she set them. “I can’t pinpoint one particular race or event,” Amy Harshbarger, her track coach at Beavercreek High School, said. “But her (times) continuously dropped week after week.”As she climbed the ladder, Leiher received offers from Oklahoma State, Washington and Wisconsin. But she chose Syracuse because there was an emphasis on substance over shine. And while winning the race is the ultimate goal, she’s working on the approach to do so while looking for a balance between competitiveness and good decision making. “I am so competitive it’s kind of scary,” Leiher said. “I hate losing more than I even like winning.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 8, 2014 at 1:17 am Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Fast Reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s blowout win against Florida State

first_imgAfter a nine-day break, Syracuse (17-8, 7-5 Atlantic Coast) ran past Florida State (16-8, 6-6) for a 85-72 win in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night. The victory improved the Orange to 7-1 in its last eight contests and 7-2 since since Jim Boeheim’s return from his nine-game suspension.Here are three quick thoughts from the game.1. Can you hear me now?National polls and social media perception don’t define a college basketball team. They don’t even start to. But it has seemed that Syracuse, which came into Thursday’s game having won six of its last seven contests, is still having to prove itself worthy of “everyone’s” attention.And if that wasn’t accomplished against the Seminoles, it’s hard to imagine what the Orange needs to do to truly be considered a contending team. After playing neck-and-neck with FSU in the first half, SU clicked on all cylinders and buried the visitors with a 22-8 run to start the second.There were a lot of things that Syracuse did right to pull away from Florida State. Michael Gbinije finished with 22 points in one of his most convincing performances of the season. When he wasn’t scoring, the Orange crisply worked the ball around in search of the perfect shot. After allowing the Seminoles big men to get comfortable inside and collect 10 offensive rebounds in the first half, Tyler Lydon, Tyler Roberson and Dajuan Coleman teamed up to clog the paint and limit FSU’s second-chance points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen those all added up, Syracuse looked like it was in a different league than a Florida State team that came in with an identical conference record. And as postseason play nears, that should start counting for something.2. The Dajuan effectFor the 2 minutes and 32 seconds after halftime, Dajuan Coleman took over a basketball game.First, the mercurial SU center took a feed from Gbinije and dunked home two as the 7-foot-3 Boris Bojanovsky failed to recover at the rim. Next he grabbed an offensive rebound behind Bojanovsky and finished an uncontested layup. Then came the most improbable play of all, when he caught the ball at the top of the key, made a small head fake and took two dribbles to the rim before finishing a left-handed layup in traffic.And to top it all off, after his personal 6-0 run forced FSU to take a timeout, Coleman zipped a pass to a cutting Malachi Richardson for a layup. Twenty-four seconds later, Coleman picked up his third foul and sauntered to the SU bench while the Carrier Dome crowd rose into a standing ovation.At that point, the damage was done. The eight straight points Coleman accounted for to start the half stretched Syracuse’s three-point halftime lead to 11 before the Orange never looked back.3. Half and halfMalik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon came into the game averaging a combined 33.5 points, which the ACC said Thursday is the highest scoring freshman duo in conference history.The pair was outscoring that pace through 20 minutes, with Beasley leading the Seminoles with 11 first-half points and Bacon notching 10 of his own. Beasley did so by hitting three 3s on six attempts while Bacon attacked the rim and helped FSU exploit the Orange on the offensive boards. They were almost the full reason why Florida State trailed by just three at halftime despite shooting 14-for-33 from the field.But the pair wasn’t as sharp in the second half, combining for four second-half points while the Seminoles offense sputtered to the finish. Beasley and Bacon are as good as it gets when it comes to freshman scorers, but an extended SU zone developed into an antidote for their consistent success. Comments Published on February 11, 2016 at 9:04 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Santita Ebangwese plays women’s soccer after 4 years with Syracuse volleyball

first_imgSantita Ebangwese moved her body to the rhythm of stadium music in SU Soccer Stadium as Syracuse women’s soccer warmed up for its 2019 season-opener. Teammates around her laughed and joined in.During her four-year volleyball career, Ebangwese would dance with Jalissa Trotter and Christina Oyawale as part of their pregame tradition. Ebangwese’s family is from Cameroon and Oyawale is from Nigeria. When a good beat came on, everyone was encouraged to pay homage to their culture, Oyawale said. A couple times during last season, the trio was even able to get volleyball head coach Leonid Yelin, typically stoic on the sideline, to dance along.Before Ebangwese brought her dance moves to the soccer team, SU hadn’t won a game in nearly a year, spanning from Sept. 2, 2018 to Aug. 29, 2019. She was brought in by first-year head coach Nicky Adams to bring positive energy and a new voice to a failing program. Syracuse went on to beat Colgate that day. Then, defeated Siena four days later.“Santita is Ms. Syracuse, right?” Adams said. “She does well on the court, on the field, and then academically, so I’ve asked her to mentor our young kids … she’s been able to mentor them and keep them in the right lanes.”Last year at this time, “Ms. Syracuse” was on the volleyball court, leading SU to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. Ebangwese’s accolades on the court include two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades and a 2018 American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) All-American Honorable Mention.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGraduate student Santita Ebangwese traps the ball in the match against Fordham University. Elizabeth Billman | Asst. Photo EditorWith one year of NCAA eligibility left and knowing she would be at Syracuse completing a master’s in biomedical engineering, Ebangwese thought “why not?” Soccer was the first sport she played before pursuing volleyball and basketball instead in high school, and when she heard Adams would take over the Orange’s program, she reached out. She’s listed as a backup goalkeeper, but on an injury-riddled SU (2-7-2, 0-3-1 Atlantic Coast) team, Ebangwese has played in four games this year as a striker.“Volleyball I remember I used to be everything,” Ebangwese said. “I understand the game, I understand the IQ, I understand touches, what needs to be happening, when. That is the uncomfortableness of soccer, but hey, I’m here to have fun and just be whatever they need me to be.”Adams gave Ebangwese a two-week tryout with the team in the spring even though she hadn’t played the sport in eight years — since middle school. Ebangwese said her body remembered more than her mind did when it came to juggling techniques and dribbling. In practices and game, there are moments of hesitation before passing which become turnovers because of wrong decisions. Regaining field awareness has been the toughest part, she added.But Ebangwese quickly regained her touch and adapted to her second collegiate sport, and Adams said she thought the graduate student could add depth, especially given the number of injuries SU suffered last year.“I was just like, ‘How can I help you? What do you need me to do?’” Ebangwese initially said to Adams.Kevin Camelo | Co-Digital EditorAfter she made the team, Ebangwese had to revamp her training to get ready for the fitness tests at the start of the season. She hadn’t worked on “true cardio” for four years, she said. Instead of training for jumping and explosiveness for volleyball, she now had to focus on running and agility. Ebangwese had to work on short sprints and more long distance running to be able to stay on the field as a forward.The work Ebangwese put in to succeed in the fitness tests inspired the rest of the team, redshirt sophomore Kailee Coonan said. That’s been a constant praise for Ebangwese going back to her volleyball career.“She was one of those kids doing two-a-days when nobody knew she was doing it,” assistant volleyball coach Derryk Williams said.She’s relearned most of her technique but still reverts back to how she played volleyball at times, especially when going up for headers. It’s a three-step move in volleyball which she still uses, Ebangwese said. Two steps, one with each foot. Then, she plants both feet back down, one at a time, before exploding up.Ebangwese’s impact comes mostly off the field as a role model in the locker room. Yelin called Ebengwese “everything a coach would like to have.” When Oyawale was dealing with personal issues her sophomore year, Ebangwese helped without being asked to. She cooked for Oyawale, kept her company and made jokes to cheer her up.It’s the type of locker-room presence Adams and the rebuilding Syracuse program needs.“Her values on and off whatever it is, the court or the field,” Adams said. “I thought they were, as a head coach at a Syracuse program trying to rebrand the image of this program, something that I thought would be valuable in the locker room for us.” Comments Published on October 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more