RCCF awards additional COVID-19 Grants locally

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Ripley County Community Foundation is continuing to award COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants as local businesses and organizations get back on their feet. The recent recipients of this grant are as follows:*The Ripley County Economic Development received $2,500 to provide resources for local businesses.*The Southeastern Indiana YMCA received $2,500 to support the Summer Food For Kids Program, which provides food for children who do not have a consistent source of food during the months away from school.*Safe Passage received $240.00 for operating support.*The Batesville Area Ministerial Association received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*The Sunman Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*The Ripley County Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*The Holton Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*The Milan Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*Feed My Sheep Food Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.*The Raider Pantry received $691.25 for the betterment of the food pantry and the community members they serve.RCCF has granted a total of $42,055.50 to local organizations in response to COVID-19 hardships. This grant continues to positively impact Ripley County’s residents through the generous donations of donors. Fund contributors include First Financial Foundation, Global Atlantic, the Todd and Diane Rynn Fund, Duke Energy, Hillrom, Bull Fork Honey, Darlene Gerster, Carl and Katherine Taul, and Bobbie Brandes, who are greatly appreciated by the foundation and the community it serves.To learn how you can also help those affected by COVID-19, contact the Ripley County Community Foundation, 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, (812) 933-1098, or donate online by clicking here.last_img read more

Tiger Woods to face McIlroy in Japan

first_imgRelatedPosts Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved Britain marks 75 years since Japan’s defeat in World War II Tiger Woods will take on Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day in a high-stakes skins game ahead of the inaugural ZOZO Championship in Japan next month.Each hole is assigned a monetary value and players need to win a hole outright to take a “skin” or the money rolls over to the next hole.Woods, who lost to Phil Mickelson in their £7 million showdown in Las Vegas last year, said: “I haven’t played a skins format in quite some time, so it will be fun to try something a little different and add a few strategic elements as we compete.“There has already been some friendly banter between us and that will continue until we get to the first tee.”McIlroy, who is competing in this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, added: “I’m a huge fan of the skins format. I love the way it rewards attacking play and think it suits my game quite well.“Any time I can go directly at pins to try and make birdies and eagles, I think it puts me at an advantage. The other fun thing about skins is how you find yourself rooting for the other guys if you’re not in a position to win the hole.“You’re hoping they can tie with someone else so you can play for that skin on the next hole. With the skins format, you’re always in it until the end.” Tags: JapanPhil Mickelsonlast_img read more

Spain re-appoints Luis Enrique as coach

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Traore withdraws from Spain squad UEFA Nations League: Spain’s Gaya nets late goal to snatch draw with Germany Adama Traore tests positive for coronavirus Luis Enrique has been re-appointed as Spain coach.Enrique, whose daughter died from bone cancer in August, is returning as Spain manager five months after stepping down for personal reasons.Enrique resigned in June after 11 months in the job and announced in August that his nine-year-old daughter, Xana, had died.The 49-year-old former Barcelona boss was replaced by his assistant, Robert Moreno.Moreno was in charge as Spain beat Romania 5-0 on Monday.It saw Spain wrap up qualification for Euro 2020 without losing a game.Moreno, who also worked under Enrique at Roma, Celta Vigo and Barcelona, said after taking the job he would “step aside” if Enrique ever wanted to return.At a news conference on Tuesday, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales said: “Everyone knew that if Luis Enrique wanted to come back he had the doors open.“Luis Enrique will continue to the Qatar World Cup [in 2022].”Tags: Luis EnriqueSpainlast_img read more

Vidal, Barca tango over agreed bonuses

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Arturo Vidal is claiming €2.4 million in unpaid bonuses from Barcelona in a move that the Catalan club believe is an attempt to force a January exit, sources have told ESPN. Vidal’s lawyers filed a complaint to the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) earlier in December, in which they alleged Barca have only paid the Chile international €1.7 million of the €4.1 million he is due in bonuses. Sources at the club told ESPN they were “surprised” by the demands being made by Vidal and his representatives, saying the player’s payments are in order and they think he is trying to engineer a move to Italian side Inter Milan next month. However, Barca remain reluctant to let Vidal leave in the middle of the season. Carles Alena has already been allowed to join Real Betis on loan until the end of the campaign, reducing the number of options available in midfield. The same sources said it would take an offer of around €20 million – similar to what Barca paid Bayern Munich for Vidal in 2018 – for the Blaugrana to even consider changing their stance. “I am not in charge of that, that’s what I have my agent and my lawyer for, to take care of bonuses and things like that,” Vidal told ADN at an event for former teammate Rodolfo Madrid in Chile on Friday when asked about the dispute. “It seems unfair to me that my claim is not being recognised, but it’s not an issue that has anything to do with why we’re here today.” Speaking in November, Vidal, who will turn 33 in May, said he would look to leave Barca in January if he was not playing regularly. He stormed out of training when he learned he would not start the Clasico against Real Madrid in December, but did start the next game, scoring his fifth goal of the season in the 4-1 win over Alaves before Christmas. Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the Serie A leaders would be keen on signing Vidal, who previously played under the club’s coach, Antonio Conte, at Juventus. “I said when I arrived [in Chile] that I would speak about that issue when I am [in Spain],” Vidal added when asked about his future. “I am on holiday [until Jan. 2] and I just want to speak about what’s going on today.” ESPN also contacted Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich, but at the time of publication he had not responded to a request for comment.Tags: Arturo VidalCarles AlenaESPNFC BarcelonaReal Betislast_img read more

Israel Adesanya retains UFC title

first_imgRelatedPosts Israel Adesanya in tears on UFC debut UFC: Israel Adesanya plans 42-year-old man fight Israel Adesanya expects Whittaker rematch Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero by unanimous decision to retain his middleweight championship in Saturday night’s main event at UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scored the bout 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46. The first two rounds featured very few exchanges between the fighters, but Romero appeared to have the two most significant strikes in the opening 10 minutes, including an overhand left that appeared to hurt Adesanya’s eye in the first. Adesanya picked up the pace in Round 3, especially with his kicks, landing one to the body and several sharp leg kicks. He also landed the most significant strike in the fourth round, another hard leg kick that briefly buckled Romero. Adesanya continued to do damage with hard leg kicks in the final round, and Romero’s right thigh had visible welts by the end of the fight. Adesanya (19-0) was making the first defence of his undisputed middleweight title, which he captured when he knocked out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. He entered that fight as the interim champion and unified the crown with the win. With Sunday’s win, Adesanya became only the fourth middleweight in UFC history to begin his career 8-0 with the promotion, joining Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman and Romero. Romero (13-5) has lost four his past five fights, including three defeats in title bouts. In his previous fight, he lost a hard-fought unanimous decision to Paulo Costa at UFC 241 in August. Romero was slotted in Sunday’s fight because of an injury to Costa. Adesanya entered the fight as ESPN’s No. 7-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Romero is ESPN’s No. 4 middleweight.Tags: Israel AdesanyaYoel Romerolast_img read more

Rangers Ifeanyi George gets burial date

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International FC striker, Ifeanyi George, will be interred on Saturday (tomorrow), The Eagle Online has gathered. The late forward, who died in a ghastly car crash, according to the former league champions Twitter handle: @RangersInt’Ifc, would buried in Lagos. The club tweeted: Our former attacking sensation, the Late Ifeanyi George Onwubiko, will be buried tomorrow, March 28, 2020 in Lagos. “With the prevailing health situation in the country, only few family members and friends will be allowed to witness the sad event. Adieu!! George.” George and a player of Abia Comet, Emmanuel Ogbu, a third person lost their lives when the vehicle they were travelling in ran under a trailer on the Benin-Ore Expressway. They were on their way to Lagos after the League Management Company suspended matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in Nigeria. Eteka Gabriel, a friend of George, also died in the crash.Tags: burialEnugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeLagosRangers International FClast_img read more

Minister places Okawaraji’s mother on monthly allowance

first_imgAfer long years of neglects and abandonment as a result of the demise of her son, Samuel Okwaraji, who died while playing for Nigeria, respite finally came the way of Janet Okwaraji from the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.The Minister, who was represented by Bamidele Ajayi at the home of the late Super Eagles star in Abakpa-Nike in Enugu State, donated various foodstuffs and provisions as well as cash gift of N50,000. Items donated included rice, semovita and beverages.The Minister explained that the gesture was to assist the mother in her old age as a mark of honour for the contribution of the former Dinamo Zagreb forward to Nigerian football, which remains indelible years after his death.His words: “I have always been drawn to greatness and I admire people who live their lives to elevate the status of their community and nation.“Okwaraji was not just a footballer, he was an icon and great patriot.“He was a great professional who redefined football in Nigeria with many young talents benefiting from his ingenuity and sacrifices by re-writing our country’s name in gold in  world football.” Responding on behalf of the family, the eldest son of the Okwarajis, Patrick Okwaraji, regretted that though their mother was slightly indisposed hence she could not receive the Minister’s representative, he expressed the family’s appreciation for the kind gesture.Patrick said he lacked the words to describe the gesture from a serving Minister to lend support to the family after several past attempts had failed.He said: “Sam died almost 30 years ago.“Everybody would appreciate if they feel he is worthy to be remembered and appreciated for the little contributions he made even when he died in his prime.“I thank the Minister for deeming it worthy to do this. “It is very encouraging that this is the first and only Minister to support the family.“We are indeed very grateful.“I honestly don’t know what to say other than to say the family appreciates this show of commitment to us, which is long overdue.”Okwaraji, who was born on May 19, 1964, died on August 12, 1989 during a World Cup qualification match against Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.RelatedPosts Dynamic Dinamo hand Atalanta sour Champions League debut Spurs, three others fight over Nigerian Enugu residents rue impact of election postponement on business The Minister had extended similar gesture to the mother of Rashidi Yekini.Tags: Abakpa Nikebamidele AjayiDinamo Zagrebjanet Okwarajilast_img read more

Watford, Bournemouth relegated from Premier League

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Watford’s five-year stay in the Premier League is over after they were beaten by Arsenal in a thriller on the final day of the season.Watford headed to the Emirates on the final day of a hugely difficult season needing to better Aston Villa’s result at West Ham, with a win for their relegation rivals at London Stadium, meaning they would also have to triumph – but by two goals more. The Hornets – who sat bottom of the table with only one win in 15 games when Nigel Pearson was appointed to replace Quique Sanchez Flores in December – had initially moved six points clear of the bottom three following successive home victories over Norwich and Newcastle earlier this month.However, things quickly unravelled again for Watford, who made the surprising decision to dismiss Pearson following a costly 3-1 loss at West Ham and disagreement with owner Gino Pozzo.And caretaker manager Mullins could only watch on as his side suffered the worst possible start, conceding a penalty inside 34 seconds as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the first blow of the afternoon.Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as Aubameyang tuned provider as Kieran Tierney scored his first goal for the Gunners on 33 minutes, before the Arsenal captain acrobatically scored his second and Arsenal’s third to put the hosts 3-0 up.Troy Deeney did provide a glimmer of hope after the Watford skipper converted a penalty on 43 minutes – the fifth that David Luiz has conceded this season – as they went in 3-1 down at the break. Danny Welbeck cut Arsenal’s lead to 3-2 with 66 minutes on the clock, as Arsenal looked like they were about let a three-goal lead slip.Bournemouth were also relegated from the Premier League despite beating Everton.The Cherries went into the final day with a mountain to climb after languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League for much of the season.They sat three points from safety and were reliant on other results going their way to keep their place at the top table.Tags: AFC BouremouthPremier LeagueWatford FClast_img read more

Serena battles through tension-filled US Open fourth round

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Serena pulls out of Italian Open Serena Williams advanced to the US Open quarter-finals after a gritty, tension-soaked 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Monday.The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most. Sakkari carried the momentum into the third set as she started the decider with a break.But the 38-year-old American once again showed the battling instincts that has made her one of the all-time greats.She broke back to level for 2-2 as Sakkari’s forehand started to misfire.The six-times Flushing Meadows champion marked her 100th win on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a roar that could be heard all around the grounds.“I just kept fighting,” said Williams, who lost to Sakkari two weeks ago in the Western & Southern Open. “She was doing so well she was being so aggressive.“I knew I needed to do the same thing.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Maria SakkariSerena WilliamsUS Openlast_img read more

Henriquez open to Wigan return

first_img He added: “But just being involved with a Premier League team, living the experience of first-team football and learning from other players and other teams has been very good. “You always improve and pick up new things from new managers and new players. “That was the point of the whole exercise, and I hope to show what I’ve learned when I return to Old Trafford.” Press Association Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez has not ruled out a return to Wigan next season even though they have been relegated.center_img The 19-year-old Chilean joined the Latics on loan in January but made just eight appearances – which included only four in the Premier League as substitute – with his only goal coming in the 3-2 defeat at Sunderland. “I didn’t play a lot of football, which was obviously the target when I arrived in January,” Henriquez told the Wigan Evening Post. “I have enjoyed my time here (Wigan) and I wouldn’t rule out coming here again if that is a possibility. Who knows?” last_img read more