AquaTrojans Roll On With Wins Over Spartans

first_imgThe AquaTrojans remain undefeated bringing home victories against their rivals, the Connersville Spartans on teacher appreciation night.  Girls won 115-68, Boys won 107-79.Individual Winners include:  Kyra Hall-200 Free; Grace Crane-200IM; Jackson Ketcham-200IM, 100 Fly; Alexis deLong-50 Free, 100 Back; Mackenzie Schantz-100 Fly; Jacob Weber-100 Free, 100 Back; Gavin Daniels-500 Free; Klay Shipman-100 Breaststrok.EC won 5 of 6 relays.EC hosts the Batesville Bulldogs on Tuesday January 16.Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img

Dec. County Commissioners extend travel watch ordinance

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Decatur County Commissioners have extended the most recent travel ordinance until 7:59 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020. However, Commissioner Rick Nobbe noted that this may change or update dependent upon Governor Eric Holcomb’s decision expected to be made available this Friday, May 1.last_img

Cesc right – Mou

first_img Fabregas signed for Chelsea after three years at Barcelona, despite a rumoured clause which gave the first option to Arsenal, where he played from 2003 to 2011, making 303 appearances and scoring 57 goals under Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The 27-year-old Spain playmaker has thrived on his Barclays Premier League return and next plays against Arsenal in Sunday’s contest between the only remaining unbeaten teams in the league. Jose Mourinho believes Cesc Fabregas can have both Chelsea and Arsenal in his heart as the midfielder prepares to face his former side. Press Association “I think he loves Chelsea already,” Blues boss Mourinho said. “He’s so happy: the way he plays, the way he’s a member of the squad, the way he lives in this little blue village. “It is like he’s (been) here for a long time. If you ask him now if he regrets the move, I’m sure he’d say no. “If you ask him if he’d choose a different option, he’d say no. “And if you ask him where he thinks he’ll be in five years’ time, he will say Chelsea. “He is Chelsea. He is completely committed to Chelsea. And he likes Chelsea very, very much. “One thing is that and another thing is to forget the past. I’m happy he doesn’t forget the past.” Mourinho is adamant Fabregas remembers fondly the club he joined aged 16. The Portuguese added: “I wouldn’t be happy if he came here saying he didn’t care about Arsenal. “Many times, when (players) say that, it’s not true. If it’s true, it’s also not good. “He’ll never lose his respect and his connection with a club where he arrived as a kid and left as a top player. “He doesn’t forget Arsenal, he doesn’t forget the time he spent there, he doesn’t forget the contribution Arsenal made in his fantastic career, and that deserves a place in his memory and his heart. For me, the approach is correct. “The fact he’s giving everything to Chelsea with such professionalism and enthusiasm is exactly what we want of him.” During his first spell at Chelsea and his time at Real Madrid, Mourinho never imagined Fabregas would come under his charge. “I was at Chelsea, he was at Arsenal – a rival,” Mourinho said. “I was at Real, he was at Barcelona – a rival. “It never looked possible that he would become my player. I never thought about it.” When the possibility arose, Mourinho moved swiftly for a player with supreme talents. He promised Fabregas he would be the central figure in the team and not one on the periphery, like he was at times in Barcelona, where he played on the wings and as a ‘false nine’ forward. “I wanted him because I know the player he is,” Mourinho added. “And I know he was good for the philosophy we wanted for the team. “I knew that he’s one of not many players who can play as a number eight or a number 10, so gives me possibilities to play him in both positions and build a midfield knowing that. “This, plus the fact that he was made in England and played for so many years in English football. That’s a plus. “He doesn’t need that adaptation. He comes back ‘home’. We knew he was the perfect for us. We tried. We tried hard, and we got (him).” Mourinho is not concerned whether Fabregas celebrates scoring against the Gunners, pointing to his own inner feeling of happiness when his Inter Milan side beat Chelsea in the Champions League in 2010. “He should score, celebrate or not – I don’t care,” Mourinho said. “When my team scored against Chelsea and my team did three times, two in Milan and one at Stamford Bridge, I didn’t celebrate. I was happy, you can’t imagine how happy I was. “Not celebrating is nice. Show some respect.” last_img read more

Mourinho charged with misconduct by FA – but Chelsea stand by their man

first_img Following the 3-1 reverse, Mourinho said he would only quit if he lost the backing of the players, with club captain John Terry stating the dressing room remained firmly behind the Portuguese coach. Chelsea took the unusual step of reiterating their backing in a statement on the official club website which read: “The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support. “As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve. “However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.” Chelsea paraded the title and the Capital One Cup through west London just five months ago, and the speed of the subsequent decline is alarming following a worst start to a season for 37 years. Nevertheless, Monday’s statement indicates Abramovich has decided to stand by Mourinho, with a board meeting said to have been held following Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho enjoyed a highly successful first spell from June 2004 to September 2007 before returning in June 2013, and the former Real Madrid manager recently signed a new four-year deal worth around some £8.5million a season. The 52-year-old, meanwhile, is adamant he will not be quitting. ”People can say what they want. I think you should go straight to the players,” Mourinho said following Saturday’s defeat. ”If they tell you they don’t trust me, (that) is the only thing that can make me resign. The only thing.” Chelsea resume after the international break at home against Aston Villa, one of just four teams beneath them in the table, on October 17. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic believes a united front is the only way forwards. “We need to show great character and not feel sorry for ourselves. We need to work our way out of this. It happens to the best teams and players and we need to stick together,” he said. In a statement on Monday the FA said it had charged the Chelsea boss who was unhappy at the decision not to award a penalty when, with the scores at 1-1, forward Radamel Falcao was upended by Saints goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The statement read: “Jose Mourinho has been charged for misconduct in relation to media comments he made following Chelsea’s game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015. “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute. “He has until 6pm on Thursday 8 October 2015 to respond to the charge.” Mourinho had said after the Southampton defeat: “When everything goes against you, you need these decisions. One thing teams are not afraid of is to make penalties against us because they make them all the time and the referees they never give. “It is a big confidence they feel because they are not afraid to be aggressive in the box. “I tell my players to be careful in the box. These opponents know that they don’t have to feel that pressure.” Earlier on Monday Chelsea had expressed their confidence in Mourinho with a statement of their own. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces a misconduct charge from the Football Association over comments he made following the 3-1 defeat to Southampton. The under-pressure Chelsea boss, who was given the backing of the club in an official statement on Monday afternoon, was later charged by the FA over his comments about referee Robert Madley. The Barclays Premier League champions lie 16th in the table after a poor run of form which saw them suffer a fourth defeat in eight games in front of owner Roman Abramovich on Saturday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez can maintain form after international break

first_img Wenger, though, hopes Sanchez will show no ill effects from his jet-setting ahead of Saturday’s late kick off at Vicarage Road, which will be swiftly followed by the visit of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. “From the internationals we only have positive news,” Wenger said on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “We are still waiting for (Joel) Campbell, Alexis and (David) Ospina to return, but they all texted back to say they are okay, so we just have to see if they were objective in their assessment.” Like most Premier League sides, Arsenal had a large contingent away on international duty. Forward Olivier Giroud, who has found himself playing back-up to England frontman Theo Walcott in recent matches, scored twice for France in their friendly against Denmark, while playmaker Mesut Ozil continued his good domestic form as Germany beat Georgia. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey was on target for Wales as they defeated Andorra to celebrate reaching the Euro 2016 finals and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also laid down a marker with a goal as Roy Hodgson’s squad completed a perfect qualifying campaign in Lithuania. Wenger has plenty of options, and could be boosted by the return of centre-back Laurent Koscielny, who has been out since the end of September with a hamstring injury. “Koscielny has a slight chance to be back on Saturday. He has a definite test tomorrow,” the Arsenal boss confirmed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful Alexis Sanchez should return fit from international duty with Chile ready to help fire the Gunners’ Barclays Premier League campaign at Watford. “(Mikel) Arteta and (Mathieu) Flamini are also (now) back in full training. We need to see how they are and how confident they are, but we can’t rule it out.” Arsenal host the club’s Annual General Meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday morning. It has been reported Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal’s second largest shareholder, has asked for a detailed explanation of a £3million payment to the company of majority owner Stan Kroenke. Shareholders are also said to be asking pre-submitted questions of the club’s transfer strategy, which saw only one addition during the summer window, that of veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea. Arsenal recently again reported robust financial results, which showed cash reserves of some £193.1m. Wenger will, as usual, address the AGM directly in a speech, while Kroenke, who is a non-executive director, could also front questions along with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and chairman Sir Chips Keswick. Sanchez smashed six goals in his last three club appearances before heading off with La Roja for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers, where he netted in the win against Brazil as well as a brace in Tuesday’s 4-3 victory over Peru. The industrious 26-year-old was reported to have been carrying a slight groin problem after coming of towards the end of the 3-0 route of Manchester United on October 4, which saw Arsenal move to second in the table. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tom Lawrence joins Cardiff on loan from Leicester

first_img The Sky Bet Championship club, currently under a transfer embargo for breaching Football League Financial Fair Play rules, made Lawrence their second signing on transfer deadline day following the earlier acquisition of Denmark Under-21 striker Kenneth Zohore. Lawrence spent the first half of the season at Blackburn and was keen on another loan spell in the Championship to get first-team football ahead of Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign this summer. Wales striker Tom Lawrence has joined Cardiff on loan from Leicester for the rest of the season. Press Associationcenter_img The 22-year-old won his first international cap against Andorra in their final Euro 2016 qualifier in October and the following month made his first start in the friendly against Holland. “Cardiff City FC can confirm that Welsh international, Tom Lawrence, has joined the Bluebirds on loan from Leicester City for the remainder of the 2015/16 season, subject to international clearance,” said a statement on the club’s official website. Wrexham-born Lawrence began his career at Manchester United, making just one senior appearance at Old Trafford before joining Leicester in September 2014 after loan spells at Carlisle and Yeovil. Lawrence spent further loan time at Rotherham after joining Leicester before a five-month spell at Blackburn this season, where he scored twice in 23 appearances. Cardiff had earlier completed what is sure to be one of the strangest deals on deadline day by signing Zohore on loan from Vincent Tan’s Belgian club KV Kortrijk. Zohore has joined until the end of the season after moving from Danish side OB Odense to Kortrijk, the Belgian club belonging to Bluebirds owner Tan, earlier on Monday. The Football League are satisfied that Zohore’s move does not breach any rules of the Bluebirds’ transfer embargo and approved the loan deal. Zohore started his career at FC Copenhagen before moving on to Fiorentina and then having loan spells at Brondby and Gothenburg. The 22-year-old joined Odense in February 2015 and has scored seven goals in 16 appearances. last_img read more

Pinnick: CAF Will Today Pick the Better Candidate to Host 2019…

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on Monday in Dakar, Senegal pledged that the African football ruling body will vote for the better-qualified candidate between Egypt and South Africa to host this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.The announcement of the AFCON 2019 host country was brought forward to today following an adjustment on the initial agenda of CAF.Pinnick, who is also President of the AFCON Organizing Committee, stressed that his committee has analysed the strengths of the two bidding nations and would advise CAF on the better option ahead of today’s meeting of the CAF Executive Committee that will select the host country.“The AFCON committee of which I am the chairman has done a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) on both bidding countries and we will meet on the side-line of the CAF Football Awards to finally decide on the best option and present same to CAF before Tuesday’s meeting. “The interest of African football is paramount in this. It is important that we get this right so that the selected country can quickly put structures in place for the championship which is only about five months away,” the CAF top official noted.The NFF boss, who is also a Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, arrived the Senegalese capital on Sunday evening for the meetings as well as the AITEO-CAF African Football Awards, which holds in the historic island of Goree this evening. Egyptian Mohamed Salah is tipped to retain the coveted prize. His Liverpool teammate, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the other two players in contention for the top prize.Pinnick’s influence and insistence was determinant in CAF agreeing to a four -year contract with Nigeria’s leading energy solution company, AITEO for sponsorship of the African Football Awards.AITEO came into the picture last year on a one-year agreement to bankroll the event hosted in Accra, Ghana following the departure of another Nigerian company, Globacom.CAF had in November 2018 stripped designated host, Cameroon, of the right to host the 2019 AFCON as a result of delays in construction and security threats.Egypt and South Africa have differing strengths with regards to their individual bids to host the 32ndAfrica Cup of Nations finals holding this summer. This year’s edition will be the first to entertain 24 teams.South Africa hosted and won the 1996 finals that was taken away from Kenya for ill-preparedness, and then also hosted the 2013 finals (that Nigeria won) after civil strife broke out in designated host nation, Libya, in 2011.In 2010, South Africa became the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup – a 30-day, 32-nation extravaganza that was widely seen as a magnificent success. A year earlier, the nation also hosted the FIFA Confederations Cup.Egypt has hosted the continent’s top football house party three times previously, including hosting and winning the 1986 and 2006 finals.The country also hosted the FIFA U17 World Cup finals in 1997 and the FIFA U20 World Cup finals in 2009.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Full Service Please… Argyll Entertainment backs SBTech as new platform lead

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon SBTech has confirmed that it will provide full platform provisions and services for online betting group Argyll Entertainment.The partnership will see Argyll-led brands SportNation and RedZoneSports migrate to SBTech full-service platform provisions, gaining new management systems, automation functions and player reporting tools.Argyll enters a crucial H2 2017 period in which the betting group has relaunched its RedZoneSports brand ahead of the start of new NFL season this September.Furthermore, the company has recently rebranded its BetonBrazil brand to SportNation.bet, a new multi-media brand seeking to gain a wider sports following with UK audiences.Ian Bradley, CPO of SBTech, commented: “This new partnership with Argyll Entertainment is further evidence of our rapidly expanding footprint in key regulated markets worldwide.“We have extensive experience of driving operators to market-leading positions through our solution and I’m confident that both SportNation and RedZoneSports will now rapidly achieve their full potential. I am looking forward to working closely with them on extending our US Sports product with the combined efforts of both teams.”Updating stakeholders, Argyll management detailed that the company had upgraded its sports betting services by partnering with SBTech. The firm stated that its online betting inventory would be boosted by +60 sport selections, combined with optimal in-play functions and further user engagement tools.Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Partners, added: “We are delighted that our family of brands is now powered by SBTech’s sportsbook and full platform solution.“The time is right to offer our players a richer offering and a broader range of betting opportunities, boosting the profile of our brands and driving turnover with a more enhanced solution. Considering its proven track record for innovation, unrivalled live betting and deep knowledge of British, American and global sports, SBTech was the clear choice moving forward.” Related Articles Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead  July 28, 2020 Share Share Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020last_img read more

Kings of the Merch – Laura Rojas Uribe – NiP

first_imgLaura Rojas Uribe is the Head of Merchandise at Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). In this, the second in our new weekly Kings of the Merch series, we caught up with her to find out what this role encompasses, day to day at NiP, and her thoughts on apparel and merchandise in esports right now. Esports Insider: How did you end up as the Head of Merchandise at NiP and what does your day to day look like?Laura Rojas Uribe: Luck and hard work. NiP is always looking to innovate, I come from a completely different background to esports so I have a different set of eyes for it. My day to day is pretty cool to be honest! It starts with a good Colombian coffee like it does for most people. I sit down, go through all the administrative tasks; emails, logistics, calls and so on. Lunch comes and usually I have it at my desk where I catch up on the news; I start with esports and then move on to world news. The afternoon hits and I go back to work, here is when I do most of my creative thinking, I look for manufacturers and inspiration. I read and go through current trends, what’s happening in the world in general; fashion wise, tech, even biology, chemistry, advances in medicine and fabrics (I love that subject)… I feel that everything is interrelated specially in terms of trends.“I’m working on making a jersey that is made specifically for esports. Just like a jersey for football and American football are not the same, a gamer doesn’t have the same needs that a football player has”I want to find fun and creative ways in which we can advance and take esports into the next level in terms of merchandise.Currently I’m working on making a jersey that is made specifically for esports. Just like a jersey for football and American football are not the same, a gamer doesn’t have the same needs that a football player has. ESI: Do you think esports teams are better placed than any other type of sports team to capitalise on generating income and building a brand via merch? Laura: We still have a long way to go. Currently esports is very young but in my opinion there is a huge potential not only in merch but also in the culture. It’s a sort of baby that can be moulded into whatever we desire; we don’t need to follow the mould that traditional sports have. They are so old school and at times they’re boring, or simply too fan based and less focused on what the young customer wants and needs.ESI: Who designs the tees, jackets and so on? Are there certain designers you’d like to work with and are there any collaborations on the agenda? Laura: I have the idea and the concept of what we want, at times I do the designs myself or we have other people taking care of this. The final product is always studied and approved by me, Johan (COO) and Hicham (CEO).“The final product is always studied and approved by me, Johan (COO) and Hicham (CEO)”Designers! I have too many, I can’t give you just one name – I am something of a fashion geek…  As for collabs, we are ninjas after all so I can’t tell you all about what we have in the pipeline haha. But if you wait, chill out and play some games, then I promise that soon enough you will hear all about them!  ESI: Which items have sold particularly well – have you noticed any trends whatsoever, in different regions for instance? What has the response been to different sponsors on the team jerseys?Laura: All of our items sell extremely well, we are fortunate that our fanbase is so loyal and gets excited about any piece we produce. There are very clear trends but these are not segregated by regions.“Currently esports is very young but in my opinion there is a huge potential not only in merch but also in the culture”Gamers are no longer the stereotype of the greasy nerd in their parents’ basement. Often, they are individuals who care about fashion and like to look good; they take selfies and are quite social. Hence they’re creating a demand for pieces that are no longer the same old fan based merchandise such as any old, generic item with a brand slapped on the top. I have also quickly realised that gamers are interested in quality; they don’t want a fruit on the loom printed t-shirt. Usually they get damaged after two washes, who wants to spend money on something like that? Customers are also becoming educated in the touch and feel and how to identify products which have a design, history and which are actually linked with the branding of the team. This is in addition to a product that speaks to their personality.Sponsors are sponsors. Some people like them on the jersey, others don’t. Personally I feel they make the jersey emblematic, such as having Betway, ROG, Xtrfy and the rest of our sponsors. ESI: NiP has its ‘Casual Range’. Has this sold well? Are you aiming to create more of a lifestyle brand with this… with less obvious NiP branding for instance – how important is subtlety with some ranges of team gear?Laura: The NiP x DRKN is almost sold out. We still have some t-shirts but the initial response was great. I think that we have been blessed with such a fun name as well as a dope logo.I love the DRKN collection, as a matter of fact I wear it like a uniform every work day. It is a pleasure to use a piece that you can mix and match with sweatpants but also with a pair of jeans or dress it up with a blazer. You can rep your team in a subtle but still representative way. Also, this is a very interesting time in relation to the global culture, we have become more laid-back and street-wear is evermore acceptable. “I think that we have been blessed with such a fun name as well as a dope logo”Gaming is more than a ‘sport’; it’s a lifestyle and everything that revolves around it. You invest in your game- skins, cases, and so on, in your gear and from what I have seen – a whole room where you have your gaming station. So why not have a product which you can actually enjoy in your day to day life and feel proud when wearing or using it?ESI: Can you tell us about any plans you have for further expanding the NiP range of merchandise? Are there plans to get the gear in-front of people in more physical outlets globally? Laura: We will soon be launching our ‘Premium Collection’ which is going to be in the same line as the DRKN collaboration. I am starting to look into accessories too as I mentioned previously, ones that you can include in your everyday life. Are we aiming to go into retail? Well, all I can say for now is that there are exciting times ahead!If you enjoyed this then you can check out the first in our Kings of the Merch series, with eUnited and ULT, by clicking here.last_img read more

Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich Recall

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis If you’re a fan of the Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwiches sold at Save–A–Lot, you may want to reconsider.The item has been recalled due to a potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes– an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weak immune systems.Healthy individuals may suffer short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The listeria infection could also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.If you possess any of the Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwiches, you’re asked to refrain from consuming them and return them back to save a lot. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious APS Board of Education to Lose Two MembersNext Early College Students Make History in Alpenalast_img read more