Greensburg police investigating multiple break-ins

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating multiple break-ins at downtown businesses.According to police, the Decatur County Historical Museum and Wickens & Wickens, LLC were broken into last month.An unknown amount of cash was taken from the museum, but police say it does not appear that anything was taken from the law office.Currently, there are no suspects.Police are also urging residents to keep car doors locked, as they have received more than 20 reports of vehicle break-ins over the last 2 months.Authorities say individuals are getting into unlocked cars and looking through them to find money or other valuables.Officials remind residents to keep your car doors locked and to report any suspicious activity immediately.Anyone with information regarding either incident is asked to call the Greensburg Police Department at 663-3131.last_img read more

Kidney shows faith in Murray

first_img Murray, who at 22 is the youngest member of the squad, won his two caps as a second-half substitute against France and England last month. It is a bold selection by coach Declan Kidney given that Murray only broke into Munster’s first team this year and has yet to play in the Heineken Cup. Conor Murray will make his full Test debut when Ireland open their World Cup campaign against the USA on Sunday. But he did enough in the warm-up Tests and during his time in camp this summer to secure a place alongside Jonathan Sexton at half-back, with Eoin Reddan dropping to the bench. “Conor’s been going well in training and we said we’d judge it off that. If we’re to know more about him, now’s the time to know,” said Kidney. “He deserves a go and we think he’s good enough to start. It’s a big call given it’s our first game in the World Cup, but what he’s been doing merits his inclusion.” Flanker Sean O’Brien and full-back Rob Kearney have been omitted from the 22 as a precaution. The Leinster duo have been passed fit from their respective knee and groin injuries but Kidney, mindful of the clash with Australia next Saturday, has given them another week to recuperate. Ireland team: Geordan Murphy; Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Tom Court, Rory Best, M Ross, Donnacha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Stephen Ferris, Shane Jennings, Jamie Heaslip. Replacements: Jerry Flannery, Tony Buckley, Donnacha Ryan, Denis Leamy, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Andrew Trimble. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Homecoming at EHS

first_imgELLSWORTH — The annual Homecoming will be celebrated Friday, September 19 at Ellsworth High School with a wide range of activities. The festivities will begin on Friday night as the Eagles host Medomak Valley in football at 7 p.m.Saturday will open with a Homecoming parade down Ellsworth’s Main Street at 9:30 a.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAn array of athletic events will get under way at noon when the Eagle volleyball team hosts the Machias Bulldogs in the high school gymnasium.Varsity soccer at Del Luce Stadium will feature the visiting Caribou Vikings facing the Eagle girls at 1 p.m. and the Eagle boys at 3.The Viking and Eagle junior varsity squads will face of at Wilson Field with the girls’ game at 1 p.m. and the boys’ game at 3.Festivities will wrap up with a Homecoming dance at the high school from 7 to 10 p.m. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more

Liu Xiang breaks Asian record in women’s 50m freestyle

first_imgBEIJING: Liu Xiang broke the Asian record in the women’s 50m freestyle as Olympic champion Sun Yang claimed a comfortable victory in men’s 400m freestyle at the FINA Champions Swim Series here on Saturday.China wrapped up four more golds on the second day and a total of nine gold medals from the two-day Champions Series in Beijing.Liu achieved the first gold for China on the second day of the Beijing leg and clocked 24.03 for a new Asian record, improving by 0.01 her performance on January 15. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, from the Netherlands, finished second in 24.38.“I did not expect to swim the Asian record and win all the four events I took from Shenzhen and Beijing leg. The results boost my confidence that I want to swim better at the Olympic Games,” said the 23-year-old.In the men’s 400m free, Sun dominated the race after 100 meters and won in 3:44.98, slower than his winning time in Shenzhen (3:44.07). Danas Rapsys of Lithuania came to third (3:49.62) behind Ji Xinjie (3:47.04).Yu Jingyao brought the third gold for China in the women’s 100m breaststroke in 1:07.18, and Yang Junxuan broke the Chinese national record by winning women’s 200m freestyle in 1:54.98.Japanese swimmers Ryosuke Irie took victory in men’s 200m backstroke (1:55.55) and former world record holder Ippei Watanabe took the gold in men’s 200m breaststroke (2:08.40).Hungarian Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu seemed rusty as she was denied by her teammate Liliana Szilagyi in the 200m butterfly (2:08.56) to (2:08.37) with the latter losing in her favored 200m individual medley (2:09.93) to Sydney Pickrem of Canada (2:09.26). AgenciesAlso Read: Korea Open: PV Sindhu, Saina Crash Out, Kashyap Advances to SurviveAlso Watch: Watch Bhogali Bihu preparation from Guwahati ahead ‘Uruka’ (Night before Magh Bihu)last_img read more

Holder believes Windies ready for World cup

first_imgCMC – WEST Indies captain Jason Holder isn’t too concerned about a lack of playing time for his troops following Sunday’s rained out match against South Africa.Only 12.4 overs were possible before heavy showers brought an end to the day’s proceedings, with South Africa 95 without loss.However, Holder said all of the players in the 15-man squad had either played in the Indian Premier League or took part in the recently concluded Tri-Nations Series involving Ireland and Bangladesh.“It was not ideal today with the rain, but it’s out of our control. Obviously, it’s a situation where we need to hope we get some cricket in in the next two days against New Zealand.“We just came from Ireland and playing the Tri-Nation Series there, so we’ve had a lot of cricket leading up to this. Some of the guys have been playing IPL cricket and everyone was playing cricket leading up to this tournament, so I think we’re all well attuned to the conditions and looking to start the tournament,” Holder said.In today’s shortened game, Proteas opener Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten half-century and together with Quinton de Kock scored at seven and a half runs an over.Most of the West Indies’ bowlers were expensive and Holder said there needed to be improvements in that area heading into Tuesday’s final warm-up match against New Zealand“We have to make some slight adjustments in terms of our length. I think generally we were a bit too short and we offered a bit of width at times too, so especially in these conditions where the ball doesn’t do as much I just think that you need to be as accurate as you possibly can in terms of holding a line and length and try to create some problems there,” Holder said.“If you stack up some dot balls and stack up some pressure overs together then more often than not you’ll get the wickets you’re looking for.”last_img read more

Obaseki Hails Falconets on 5-1 Victory over Morocco

first_imgResidents of Benin City and environs trooped to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to cheer the girls to victory, defying the Saturday heavy downpour in the city, after the state government announced that no gate fee would be required to watch the match.Reacting to the game, Governor Obaseki said that the girls lived up to the expectations of Edo people and Nigerians, as they reinforced the belief that Edo State is a victory ground for national football teams.According to him, “The Falconets, have shown, once again, that we are doing the right thing in throwing our weight behind them. They won their game against Tanzania on this turf and have repeated the feat, albeit resoundingly this time.”He praised Rasheedat Ajibade and Reuben Charity who grabbed two goals each with their exemplary skills, noting that the goal by Gift Monday helped to seal the game.The governor said that the girls demonstrated an enviable style of play, which often dazzled their opponents, he said that their panache on the field as well as their determination, were impressive and should be emulated by every Nigerian whenever they are tasked to represent their country.“I am impressed by how well the girls perform while representing the country. The Edo State Government provided them with the necessary support to win, but it was still dependent on the team to prove their mettle. They have made us proud with the win and we hope the trend continues,” Obaseki concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Says feat establishes Edo as victory ground for Nigerian teamsThe Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed Nigeria’s Under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their 5-1 victory over Morocco last Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital.The match is the second leg of the France 2018 Under-20 World Cup qualifier, and came after the Falconets recorded a 1-1 draw with the Moroccans on their home turf.last_img read more

Chelsea Plots Summer Swoop for Barca Star, Rakitic

first_imgHowever, they report that the midfielder would prefer to remain at the Nou Camp – despite the imminent £65million acquisition Frenkie de Jong from Ajax.Speaking about his future recently, Rakitic made it clear that he wishes to stay in Catalonia.‘If I am here (at Barcelona), it’s to play,’ he said.‘If anything has to change, we will speak. I have a lot of confidence. I know what I can give. I know who I am.‘I want to be here and, if I can renew, to be here for even more years. I am really happy here, everyone knows it, above all the president. I have nothing else to say.‘I am 30 and I am in the best moment of my career. I want to enjoy football and enjoy Barca.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram There may be one day left until the end of the January transfer deadline looms, but Chelsea are already planning their shopping for the summer window.And according to Spanish outlet Sport, the Blues have pinpointed Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic as one ideal addition.The front cover of their publication on Tuesday leads with this story – stating that Chelsea are ready to negotiate with Barca over the possible signing.last_img read more

MLS to launch FIFA esports league

first_imgFollowing speculation over MLS’ steps into esports with recent job ads, the organisation has announced that they will be launching eMLS, an esports league in which 19 of the 23 MLS (Major League Soccer) teams will be represented by players in FIFA 18.At the start of eMLS, the 19 teams represented will be: Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew SC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Minnesota United FC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. It is unknown why the remaining four teams are not involved from the start.Each team will organise their own qualifier to select a player “from its own region” to represent the team in the eMLS, after which each player will compete in the eMLS Cup at PAX East in April to compete for their spot in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs and a chance to be crowned champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 in August.Gary Stevenson, president and managing director of MLS Business Ventures said: “This step forward into competitive gaming is a key component in our partnership with EA Sports to promote deeper engagement and connections between MLS supporters and the millions of FIFA players around the world.”An MLS spokesperson later told Polygon that “some teams may choose to have multiple players represent them,” although clubs can send only one player to eMLS events.The MLS is following in the footsteps of the NBA and NFL, who each have created their own esports leagues in their respective gaming titles. The MLS isn’t the first football league to do this either, with the Eredivisie’s E-divisie in full flow, the French Orange eLigue 1, the Virtual Bundesliga and the competition in Russia in which all top flight teams boast a FIFA pro. Esports Insider says: As we guessed earlier last week, the MLS is launching its own esports league in FIFA 18. This seems to be becoming the norm for sports leagues in North America, and it will be interesting to see if this transfers over to the UK and worldwide.last_img read more

Reynolds approves 24-hour waiting period for abortions

first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds has approved a bill that creates a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for abortions in Iowa, but it may not go into effect as planned this Wednesday.On Monday, a district court judge heard opening arguments in the lawsuit the ACLU AND Planned Parenthood and the A-C-L-U filed to block the law. Critics say it’s designed as a deterrent to abortion, since women must attend two appointments on different days before obtaining an abortion.In 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, ruling it was unconstitutional, but Governor Reynolds has now appointed a majority of the court’s justices. In a written statement after approving the waiting period, Reynolds said she is quote “proud to stand up for the sanctity of human life.”last_img read more

Local Thurston County Company Imports Cork… To Fill Your Walls

first_imgSubmitted by Northwest EcoBuilding GuildTucked behind a warehouse, a stone’s throw from Eld Inlet, a small business is importing cork from Portugal for an unusual purpose.   Not for stoppers for wine bottles, or even cork flooring – which has become a popular “green” alternative to wood laminate floors.  The company is The Small Planet Workshop, and their newest product is cork insulation from Portugal.The Company’s President, Albert Rooks will be talking about the stuff next Thursday October 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 at the EcoHouse@Fertile Ground, as part of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild’s monthly Membership meeting in downtown Olympia.  Click here to RSVP.Surprisingly, cork for insulation isn’t a new idea.  Cork tree bark has been harvested for many uses since the Roman Empire, and it’s been the bedrock foundation of Portugal’s economy for thousands of years.The thing is, Rooks is the only company in the US distributing cork insulation and several other innovative green building products from Europe.  So they’re shipping out orders to top-tier builders all over the US and business is growing fast.Here’s a case where what’s good for the EuroZone is good for our local economy as well.For example…  Rooks visited Europe several times in the last decade, where he forged a partnership with SIGA, a Swiss manufacturer of sealing tapes and membranes used widely there for airtight, wind resistant wall construction.  He helped the company get started in the US market and they now have 3 business development specialists here teaching our industry high-quality air sealing techniques.The Small Planet Workshop and sister company West Coast Associates, are part of a fast-growing trend in green high-performance building:  A “systems approach” to home building called Passive House design.  “Passivhaus” has been all the rage in Germany for more than 20 years:  Houses that are super-insulated and so extremely airtight that it takes the equivalent of a hair dryer to keep them warm in winter.  How would you like to save 60-70% off your heating bills?  It’s enough savings to pay for your entire house in a few decades.Saving energy isn’t the only thing that’s green about Passive House and other high-performance building methods.  Passive houses are built to last 150 years or more.  Now that’s what you call sustainable.It probably won’t surprise you to learn that The Small Planet Workshop’s cork insulation is 100% non-toxic.  But so are SIGA’s high-tech line of tapes and membranes, expanding foam products and more.  They contain none of the VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) found in many traditional building materials.  VOCs pollute indoor air and can turn a small house fire into a cloud of deadly poison fumes.With thickly insulated airtight walls, moisture, mold and indoor air pollution also can cause “sick building syndrome” and combustion safety issues if not properly ventilated.  The best-trained builders have it down to a science using low-toxic materials and breathable wall assemblies that allow vapor to come and go.  Energy recovery ventilators get fresh air in without losing heat to the outside.Rooks is passionate about this:  “Educating builders through the groups like the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Passive House Northwest, helps me live my company’s commitment to creating a sustainable world.   That means efficient buildings that use less energy, and use less environmentally damaging materials.”Rooks has found an audience of architects and builders eager to learn about his materials and the building science behind them.  “We live in an era when energy efficiency awareness has hit the top levels of our bldg industry, with new code requirements for air sealing and more insulation.  People are trying to learn how to do that effectively.”Education has been Small Planet Workshop’s way into the market, a method of connecting to builders in the industry.  Throughout the year, Rooks helps organize field tours, hands-on trainings, highly technical conferences and seminars, as well as general public presentations like the one on Thursday night.“In turn, I rely on other Guild members to teach me about the areas that I don’t know, but are still important such as water conservation, waste management, solar power and strawbale construction.”The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild meets the third Thursday of each month, including  this Thursday, October 18.  Rooks will be presenting  “Cork:  Tree to Insulation” from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the EcoHouse@Fertile Ground, downtown Olympia.  Visit the Guild website for more information or to RSVP. Facebook34Tweet0Pin0last_img read more