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Students dance to raise funds

first_imgDedicated students spent 12 hours on their feet to benefit Riley’s Children’s Hospital Saturday at the Saint Mary’s College-Notre Dame Dance Marathon, held from noon to midnight at the Angela Athletic Facility. Dance Marathon President Katie Fadden said more than 500 Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students and community members attended the event. Families of children who are treated by Riley’s Children’s Hospital also attended and were invited to speak about their experiences with Riley’s. “We had eight different families speak throughout the night,” she said. “Hearing the families’ stories is a great way to inspire the participants and also to remind them why they are here.” In its sixth year, the event raised more than $63,000 for the hospital. The marathon’s theme of “Under the Sea” was carried through the event’s decorations, games and prizes. The entertainment for the night included performances from Troop ND, Notre Dame student Zach Dubois, Bellacapella and Notre Dame Alum Pat McKillen, as well as relay races, inflatables and carnival games. Executive committee member Caitlyn Wonski said the event’s attendance was higher than previous years because of the increased number of families present at the marathon. In previous years, the twelve-hour marathon was held from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. “The time change allowed for more Riley’s kids and families to attend the event,” she said. “That was really important to us because we do this all for the kids, and we want them to be able to enjoy the marathon as well.” Wonski explained that holding the marathon at an earlier hour also helped with the morale of the marathon. “I definitely saw a different in the physical activity levels of the dancers,” she said. “It’s easier to dance for 12 hours when you are dancing in the afternoon and evening rather than the early hours of the morning.” South Bend restaurants Chipotle, Papa Vinos, Subway, Jimmy John’s, Hot Box Pizza and Geno’s East Pizza donated food to the marathon. Along with the time change, this year’s marathon had other improvements. The Notre Dame Pre-Professional Society joined the executive committee, making the event officially shared by Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. “The Pre-Professional Society played a huge role in recruiting Notre Dame students,” Wonski said. “We saw an increase in the number of Notre Dame students participating, and we hope to see that number continue to increase in the future.” A new Dance Marathon fundraising website was also established, which allowed participants to gather donations online from family and friends. Wonski said the website made donating faster and easier and lead to an increase in donations from non-participants. Fundraising and planning for the event began in the fall. The Dance Marathon committee hosted several fundraising activities throughout the school year, including the Trot for Tots, a bowling night at Strike’s and Spares and numerous giveback nights at local restaurants, among other events. The SMC-ND Dance Marathon committee also oversees various “mini-marathons” at local high schools. Junior Stephanie Cherpak attended the event as a dancer and was pleased with the marathon’s atmosphere. “It was upbeat and energetic,” she said. “And it was so great to see so many people coming together for a great cause like Riley’s. You could sense the passion and love in everyone present.” Fadden said the increased energy, as well as participation and fundraising, are things that the committee plans to continue to improve on in the future. “We’ve gotten great feedback all around,” she said. “So we really just want to keep building every year and continue to do anything and everything we can to help the Riley’s kids.”last_img read more

Constantine Maroulis Is Coming Back to Broadway’s Rock of Ages

first_img The current cast of Rock of Ages includes Aaron C. Finley as Drew, Carrie St. Louis as Sherrie, Joey Calveri as Stacee Jaxx, Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Genson Blimline as Lonny, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice. View Comments Star Files Rock of Ages Raise your lighters, because the original Drew is coming back to The Bourbon Room! Constantine Maroulis will return to the cast of Rock of Ages beginning August 4. The Tony nominee will play a 12-week engagement (through October 26) at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Maroulis was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Rock of Ages when the show opened in 2009. He also starred in the tuner off-Broadway and headlined the national tour. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde. A finalist on the fourth season of American Idol, Maroulis’ other stage credits include Broadway’s The Wedding Singer, off-Broadway’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and the national tour of Rent. Related Shows In a statement spoofing LeBron James’ recent Sports Illustrated essay (how often do you hear us say that?), Maroulis said the show “holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. My relationship with Rock of Ages is bigger than Broadway. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” Featuring a score of classic rock hits including “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The show celebrated its fifth anniversary in April of this year. Constantine Maroulislast_img read more

Financial services industry attacks increase

first_imgby: Roy UrricoAmong the trends observed in the Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report for Q1 2015 is that the frequency of attacks against financial services and public sector customers increased to represent 18% of mitigations.Verisign attributes the uptick in attacks toward financial services and public sector industries to the increased employment of DDoS attacks as part of political activism, or hacktivism, against financial services firms and various international governing organizations. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

DTZ man to represent Telford business

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Kentucky man arrested for check deception

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Kentucky man was arrested in Decatur County on charges of check deception.50-year old Joseph Shockey, of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky was arrested on a warrant of four counts of check deception totaling $255,000 dollars.Police say, he submitted four checks to MainSource Bank knowing the funds would not be paid.The checks were written between August 1st and October 4th and ranged from $19,000 to $135,000.According to court documents, Shockey is president and CEO of Republic Capital Corp a company utilized by Baylor Trucking/Leasing to sell Baylor’s used tractor trucks and trailers in an area along I-75 in Boone County, Kentucky.last_img read more

Edna Marie Harp, 86

first_imgEdna Marie Harp, 86, of Osgood, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Greensburg.  Edna was born in Millhousen on January 29, 1931 to Joseph J. and Marie M. (Bruns) Wilmer.  Edna was a homemaker.  She loved gardening, cooking, and sewing.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood.  Edna was married to Roy Harp on October 12, 1968 and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2002.  She is survived by two sons; Joseph Harp, Osgood, Michael (Laura) Harp, Greensburg, one brother; Vernon (Mary Ann) Wilmer, Greensburg, and two grandchildren; Melanie and Aaron Harp, Greensburg.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers; Raymond and Urban Wilmer, and sister; Alvina Hodapp.  A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday followed by visitation from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood with Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen.  Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Five Indiana communities receive OCRA grants

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded five communities grant monies to help celebrate the first-ever Downtown Development Week.The week of Oct. 8 – 12, 2018 will be an opportunity for communities across the state to host events to showcase their downtowns and encourage camaraderie through events and activities. Downtown Development Week will honor Indiana’s cities and towns’ commitment to preserve and invest in their downtown.“We are excited to see so many communities take Downtown Development week, make it their own and plan some extraordinary events for their neighbors,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA.Five projects were selected from 24 submitted applications and will receive a $1,000 grant. The projects are listed below, and for more information, visit of DecaturTo celebrate Downtown Development Week, the city will highlighted recent investments in their downtown that includes: renovations, new streetscapes, upgraded facades, new street lights and a new festival plaza.City of FairmountMain Street Fairmount will host a three-day event celebrating the completion of the first phase of their Main Street Revitalization Program grant. The event will recognize and celebrate the partnership between the Town of Fairmount and Main Street Fairmount along with celebrating businesses, service and veterans organizations and individuals who have supported downtown Fairmount.City of Greenfield, and the City of FortvilleGreenfield Main Street Inc. and Fortville Action Inc. are partnering to host scavenger hunts in each community throughout the week. Both scavenger hunts will incorporate each community’s unique history and cultural features.City of KendallvilleExperience the Heart of Kendallville will be hosting various activities during Downtown Development Week to include storefront window decorating contest and a downtown celebration.City of MadisonThe Madison Main Street Program will have a week of action-packed events for community members and visitors to learn and appreciate downtown Madison’s history and architecture.  Events include a window display contest, special menus at downtown restaurants, a pumpkin carving contest as well, as a Micro-Mini-Marathon, which encourages people to dress in costume.last_img read more

Decatur County crash claims life of Indianapolis man

first_imgGreensburg, IN — Saturday afternoon, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-74 near Greensburg that claimed the life of an Indianapolis man.The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post indicated that the westbound lanes of I-74 were slowed near the 134-mile marker due to two separate crashes that had occurred in the area and caused a traffic backup.A 2017 Volvo truck pulling a tanker trailer, driven by Jason M. Cranfill, 41, Seymour, Indiana had stopped in the right lane of I-74 near the 135.5-mile marker. A 2018 International box truck being driven by Kevin J. Porter II, 37, Indianapolis, Indiana failed to stop for the slowed traffic. Porter’s vehicle collided with the rear of Cranfill’s trailer. Both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lanes of I-74.Porter sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Cranfill sustained minor injuries in the crash.Toxicology results are pending and the investigation is ongoing at this time. The westbound lanes of I-74 were closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.last_img read more

Tennis: Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus.The sport is suspended until at least mid-July due to the virus, which has infected more than 3.19 million people and killed almost 227,000, according to a Reuters tally. “For us tennis players, it is important that the calendar is clear,” Djokovic told Sky Sport Italia.“Officially it is the 13th of July, many people say it is difficult we will start again on that day.“For me it is important to have a routine, I cannot keep on waiting for that day. I train every day at the gym, I run at home, I play with my kids and this is also hard work.“At the beginning I was mentally a bit empty and confused, because (the timing) wasn’t clear.“I talked with my team, I tried to train every day, even though I didn’t follow the preparation strictly.” Djokovic was in imperious form before the circuit came to a halt.The Serb lifted the ATP Cup with Serbia, won a record-extending eighth Australian Open title in Melbourne and then completed a fifth triumph at the Dubai Tennis Championships, extending his unbeaten run to 21.The virus has forced the cancellation of this year’s Wimbledon for the first time since World War Two, while the French Open was rescheduled for September 20 to October 4, shortly after the end of the US Open.“Officially it (the restart) is the 13th of July but the WTA in Canada (Rogers Cup) has already been cancelled, although not the men’s event,” Djokovic said.“We need to see how the situation in the United States goes, because we are expected to go there in August. “There’s the possibility that they cancel all the events in America and that we go back to the tennis court in Autumn, maybe we can go to Rome in two-three months… let’s hope we can get back to playing.”The steely-eyed Serb owns 17 Grand Slam singles titles and is just three behind Roger Federer’s record haul of 20 in men’s tennis.Yet Djokovic said he considered quitting the sport in 2010 due to the pressure of expectation, after winning his first major at the 2008 Australian Open.“Against Juergen Melzer in Roland Garros, during the quarters, this defeat was really difficult for me emotionally,” he said.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title “I cried a lot after this defeat because I had a moment in my life, my career, when everything happened in a fusion in which I really did not see a reason to keep on playing, I wanted to quit tennis.”Djokovic said the loss to Melzer transformed him.He said: “After that moment I felt I was freed.“The accumulation of this pressure was making me too tired to play.” I wasn’t feeling the joy, I wasn’t feeling free to really play in a way, a type, a style of play which was aggressive.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Novak DjokovicStruggleslast_img read more

Hodgson under fire over Sterling

first_img Press Association Former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen has labelled England manager Roy Hodgson as a ‘dinosaur’ who has made himself look stupid. “I would expect players not to take it for granted that there will be two-day recoveries.” Verheijen, though, went into precise details as to why Sterling should be treated differently. “Firstly, 19-year old players do not have a fully matured body yet so for them the game demands are higher & will develop much more fatigue,” wrote the Dutchman, who still acts as consultant for several national football associations and clubs. “Young players who develop more fatigue during the game need longer time to get rid of this fatigue otherwise they accumulate fatigue in body. “Secondly, Sterling is not only a young but also an explosive player. They have many fast muscle fibres compared to less explosive players. “Fast muscle fibres recover slower compared to slow muscle fibres because less blood & oxygen is running through these fast muscle fibres. “If explosive players do not get extra recovery time & are treated in the same way as other players, they accumulate fatigue in their body. “Accumulation of fatigue due to insufficient recovery makes the nervous system slower. The signal from brain to muscles travel slower “If the signal from the brain arrives later in the muscles this means the brain has less control over body during explosive football actions. “So there’s much evidence that insufficient recovery, accumulation of fatigue & slower nervous system are dramatically increasing injury risk.” Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has come out in support of the England manager over the issue. The 39-year-old, who made 66 appearances for his country from 1997 to 2004, pondered whether pressure from Rodgers could have been behind Sterling’s request – but said he hoped that was not the case. He wrote in his column in the Independent: “I really hope that there has been no pressure placed on him by Rodgers or anyone at his club to say that he was feeling tired or heavy-legged on Saturday. “I really hope that his decision to tell Hodgson that he was not at his best was his, and his alone. “I know that Hodgson and his staff would do nothing to jeopardise the fitness of the players, whatever club the happen to play for. “I know that they take the greatest care over them. Everything is done in the interests of the player, above all.” Scholes points to the fact that Rodgers spoke of his frustration at Hodgson’s refusal to adopt the two-day recovery method for Sturridge last month after he pulled a thigh muscle during a sprint at an England training session. He added: “That injury to Daniel Sturridge (in training two days after the Norway friendly) was not Hodgson’s fault. It could have happened to any player from any club. “What has created the problem has been Rodgers complaining about the two-day recovery process in the aftermath of the injury. “England were preparing for a major game, their first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basle. “I can understand the reluctance some managers have over friendlies but this was different. By bringing up the two-day recovery issue, Rodgers made things much more difficult. “Being England manager is hard enough without the added obligation to accommodate every club’s different recovery plans.” However, the outspoken Verheijen has ridiculed the national team boss after Hodgson questioned Liverpool’s fitness regime, which is based on a two-day recovery system for the likes of Sterling and Daniel Sturridge – who has not played since being injured in training on international duty last month. The Dutchman was highly critical of Hodgson after he declared: “I don’t think there is a lot of medical evidence to support the ‘two-day recovery’.” “England manager Roy Hodgson once again made himself look extremely stupid. He is the perfect example of a typical uneducated English coach,” Verheijen, who has also worked with Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Holland, wrote on Twitter. “Embarrassing to see dinosaur Hodgson questioning the fitness regime of the forward thinking manager Brendan Rodgers. “Roy Hodgson’s incompetence must be frustrating for educated managers like Brendan Rodgers who travelled the world.” Sterling reported some signs of tiredness before England’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Estonia and was left out of the starting line-up, although he came off the bench to win the free-kick from which Wayne Rooney scored the only goal. Afterwards Hodgson put himself at odds with Liverpool once again by dismissing the Reds’ medical team’s individually-tailored programmes which allows pacy players like Sterling and Sturridge to lower intensity recovery for two days after a match. “Certainly, the Germans who you (the media) admire so much – they don’t do it. That is for certain,” said Hodgson. In the wake of the ongoing row over Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling’s tiredness, Hodgson and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers have been told to “stop sniping” at each other over players by former striker Gary Lineker. “It’s time Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers stopped sniping. It’s at their player’s expense,” Lineker, second on the list of England’s all-time goalscorers, tweeted. last_img read more