Gobert leads Jazz to 109-92 win over Hornets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRudy Gobert had 15 points, 13 rebounds, and six blocked shots, leading the Utah Jazz to a 109-92 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 20 points off the bench. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Georges Niang chipped in 15.Utah has won eight straight games and 13 of 14.Terry Rozier scored 23 points to lead the Hornets. Miles Bridges added 11 points. The Hornets have lost three straight. Associated Press Tags: NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz January 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gobert leads Jazz to 109-92 win over Hornets Written bylast_img read more

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Holcomb Selects David Ober To Fill IURC Vacancy And Appoints Jim Huston As…

first_img Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that he has appointed David Ober to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created by the retirement of Jim Atterholt. Additionally, Holcomb announced that he has appointed Jim Huston to serve as chairman for the IURC. Huston has served as the interim chairman since Atterholt retired in early January.“The nominating committee brought me a list of three qualified candidates to fill the IURC vacancy, and after careful consideration, I have selected David Ober. I believe he will be an excellent addition to this important group,” Gov. Holcomb said.When a vacancy occurs on the IURC, applications are solicited from the public and accepted by a seven-member nominating committee. The committee, comprising four legislative and three gubernatorial appointments, screens the applications and conducts interviews that are open to the public. After conducting the public interviews, the nominating committee recommends three candidates to the governor who then names a new member to the commission.Members of the nominating committee who selected Ober are Committee Chairman Allen Paul, Eric Scroggins, John Blevins, Bill Davis, Jeb Bardon, Greg Server and Jonathan Little.For nearly six years, David Ober has served as state representative for House District 82, a position from which he will resign prior to becoming an IURC commissioner. During his legislative service, Ober chaired the House Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee. Ober has a bachelor’s degree in computer graphics from Purdue University Calumet. He is the tourism asset coordinator for the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau and previously worked for KPC Media Group in Kendallville.Jim Huston was appointed an IURC commissioner by former-Gov. Mike Pence in 2014 and reappointed by Gov. Holcomb in 2017. Huston serves as a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) representative on the Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisory Committee.“Jim has a great deal of knowledge and expertise in utility regulation and a track record of successful leadership. He will be a strong chairman for the IURC well into its future,” Gov. Holcomb said.Huston served in the administrations of both Gov. Pence and Gov. Daniels. He was chief of staff at the Indiana State Department of Health during the Pence administration and executive director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives during the Daniels administration.Jim has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his more than 30-year career at both the federal and state level, including service as Assistant Deputy Treasurer for the state of Indiana in 1989 and as Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from late 1986 to 1987.Jim has both a B.S. (1986) and an M.A. (2016) from Ball State University. He also is a 1987 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award and is a member of Brownsburg Kiwanis. Jim, his wife Christy and their four boys reside in Brownsburg.The IURC soon will begin accepting applications to fill another commission vacancy. Commissioner Angela Weber’s term expires April 1, 2018. She will serve until a new commissioner is selected.-30-FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Anne Audain Running Her Way Through Life

first_imgEDITOR FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today who would you vote as the next Governor of Indiana?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, reFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Anne Audain Running Her Way Through LifeFew Evansvillians, even enthusiastic distance runners, are aware that there is a world-class pioneer in professional distance running living right here among us, in the person of Anne Audain. The native New Zealander has traveled a long road both geographically and metaphorically from her native land to Southern Indiana.She chronicles her journey in her biography, “Uncommon Heart” from Cedarwinds Publishing and is the subject of the documentary film “Anne Audain: Running Her Way.”  Her life is traced from meeting challenges as a child born with deformed feet, to a teen-aged running phenom after painful surgery to correct the foot problems, to a career as a teacher. From her teaching career, she stepped onto the world stage to make a name for herself as a three time Olympian, World record holder, Gold medalist and the first woman to become a professional distance runner in the US. Ms. Audain is now a motivational speaker who has spoken at institutions of higher learning such as Indiana and Purdue Universities and in the corporate world for companies like her former running sponsor, Nike.We are struck by Anne’s philosophy as a teacher, which is to endeavor “to give children the self-esteem necessary to reach their goals and dreams.” She is a living example of just what determination and belief in oneself can accomplish, which makes her as much of a “natural” as a motivational speaker as she is as a distance runner. Her discussion of her father’s influence on her success offers some wisdom to all parents who are dedicated to helping their children accomplish exceptional goals. His extraordinary adopted daughter credits him with teaching her the attitudes that led her to being inducted into three Halls of Fame in two countries and recognition from Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the British Empire.The City-County Observer is pleased to spread the news of this renowned resident’s accomplishments by awarding two autographed copies of “ Uncommon Heart” to our readers weekly for the next several months. One copy will go to the most notable posters, one on this site and our Facebook page. Monday, March 14 is the first day of the first contest and the winners will be announced at the end of the week. Good luck, everybody! Winning this prize is worth your efforts, as the book is a “great read.” Accomplishments Of Anne AudainQualified for Six Olympic Games –1972 to 1992 in every distance from 800m to marathon.Pioneered professionalism for female track and field competitors by accepting prize money at the first professional event in 1981 which resulted in a “temporary” lifetime ban from the sport.Set a World Record for 5000 meters, Auckland, New Zealand 1982.Awarded the New Zealand Medal of Honor, 1990.Honored by Queen Elizabeth II of England with a Member of the British Empire award in1995.Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Fame, 2008. www.runningusa.orgInducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, 2009. www.halloffame.co.nzInducted into Road Runner Clubs of America Distance Hall of Fame 2014 www.rrca.orgFounded the “St Luke’s Women’s Celebration 5K” in Boise, Idaho (1993) that became the largest run /walk for women and children in the USA. Now called FitOne (2013) www.FitOneBoise.orgPhilosophyFew know that before Anne Audain was a household name in running, she was a household name in the homes of her grade school students in the Auckland School District. Anne always wanted to teach because she believed in giving children the self-esteem necessary to reach their goals and dreams. Today she relies on her running experiences and other accomplishments to teach through her motivational speaking and other activities. Her speaking engagements include those at Indiana University, Purdue University, U of Evansville, Vincennes University, Case Western University, Delta Airlines, KeyBank, Pepsi Co., Nike Concept Stores and the Women’s Sports Foundation.HistoryBorn 1955 in Auckland, New Zealand, with severe bone deformities of both feet. Adopted at birth.Did not walk correctly until re-constructive surgery at age 13. Three years later qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the 1500m.Graduated from Auckland Teachers College with honors (1975). Taught at the elementary level for 4 years before arriving in the USA to further her sporting career (March 1981).Won more USA road races (75) than any other male or female runner in the 1980’s.Won Gold (3000m) and Silver (10,000m) medals at the Commonwealth Games – Australia 1982, Scotland 1986.Founded the Anne Audain Charitable Trust (1991) to support “at risk” youth in Auckland,New Zealand.Became USA Citizen, 1995.Launched the Anne Audain Scholarship Awards which fund college scholarships for youngwomen balancing academics, sports, leadership and community endeavors- Idaho, 2000.Member of the Board of Directors of Running USA 2009-2015 (Running Event Trade Group)REFERENCES:“Your presentation was appreciated by all the first ladies in attendance. You were magnificent!” – Patricia Kempthorne, Former First Lady of Idaho.“ Very few people have the ability to make students not only listen but to really hear what is being said. Anne Audain is one of those people. The students began as passive listeners and ended as engaged learners.” –Neil Saunders, Upper School Head, Evansville Day School.“Having interviewed and worked with Anne many times, one would be hard pressed to find a more inspiring and hard working individual. She has committed herself to a life of leadership and excellence.” – Hal Rothman, Producer of Running and Racing on ESPN.“ Anne Audain possesses a natural ability to communicate and relate to people of all backgrounds, income levels and cultures.” – Sergeant First Class, John Murphy, USA Army National Guard and Director for the Guard’s National Marathon Program.“ Several individuals, primarily students, have told me that Anne Audain was one of the finest motivational speakers they have heard.”- Pauline King, Superintendent of the Payette School District, Idaho.“Any entity concerned with promoting and/ or enriching a fitness lifestyle or event could do no better than have Anne Audain serve as it’s representative or spokesperson.”- Patrick Shoulders, Director of the River Run, Evansville IN. Currently a Member of the IU Board of Trustees.“On behalf of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), I want to thank you for speaking at our State Conference. Everyone was really impressed and said you were the best speaker we’ve ever had at our conference.” – Jan Winner, Area Captain, Idaho.“ I’ve heard nothing but “ wows” from our student athletes and coaches. You are an inspiration to us all.”- Sarah Solinsky, Senior Woman Administrator, University of Evansville, IN.“ Your presentation was both inspirational and motivational and certainly contributed to the health and well-being of all the participants at the annual conference.”- Katherine Wilbur, Health Director of the Maine Department of Education.“ I can surely testify to Anne’s personal power to effect positive changes in anyone who meets her and listens to her speak.”- Drew Mearns, Theology Teacher and Cross-Country Coach at the Walsingham Academy, Virginia.“ I want to thank you personally for all the various speeches you gave to clubs, corporations and schools. It was a pleasure to hear your inspiring words.”- Brenda Berger, Program Director of the Women’s Heart Advantage, St Luke’s Hospital, Idaho.“ No words can express how much I appreciate your thought provoking and inspirational message both to the girls and adults present.”- Deborah Wagner, Director of the Girl Scouts of Southern Indiana.“The staff enjoyed you immensely and are already asking when you can return. I don’t think we could have asked for a more perfect speaker and message to encourage and inspire.” – Martha Brown, Executive Director at Evansville, IN Community Health Care.FOOTNOTE: If you looking for a MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER please contact Anne at Phone: 812-457-4269 or e-mail: [email protected]: “Uncommon Heart” (Cedarwinds Publishing 2000)  and Documentary Film “Anne Audain:Running Her Way” (2009).   Anne Audain is from new Zealand Native USA Citizen (1995)last_img read more

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Dave Matthews Band Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Funny the Way It Is” From 2018 Tour [Watch]

first_imgThe Dave Matthews Band kicked off their 2019 summer tour on Tuesday night with a show at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. A few hours prior to the tour’s opening night, the popular rock band shared pro-shot video of their performance of “Funny the Way It Is”, which was filmed during their show at Amphitheater At The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL on July 29th, 2018.Related: Dave Matthews Band Shares Entire “The Central Park Concert” On YouTubeThe band’s performance of “Funny the Way It Is” that night came towards the end of their set, but the famous rockers proved they still had plenty left in the tank as they started into the tune which originally appeared on their 2009 studio album, Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King. The video showcases a sweaty Matthews stepping up to the microphone to belt out the lyrics, as he gradually builds his strumming pattern to reach the song’s uptempo speed and eventual climax. The performance that night also featured some spacey solo work from the band’s relatively-new keyboardist, Buddy Strong. Fans can watch the song’s performance in full via the video below.Dave Matthews Band – “Funny the Way It Is” – 7/29/2018[Video: Dave Matthews Band]The start of the summer tour and the video’s arrival on Tuesday also happened to mark the 23rd anniversary of their 1996 album, Crash, which remains their highest-selling studio project to date.The band’s summer tour continues on Wednesday with a performance at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. The band is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this weekend on May 4th as part of the festival’50th-anniversary celebrationEvery ticket purchased for shows on their summer run can be redeemed for an Unreleased Live Recording from the band’s 2018 tour. For the complete list of upcoming concert dates, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

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Students explore the pressures of ‘being a Saint Mary’s poster girl’

first_imgIn the latest installment of the Saint Mary’s Justice Friday series, freshman Alex Shambery and junior Angge Roncal presented “Being an SMC Poster Girl,” a discussion on the pressure to “have it all.”The presentation was an open discussion between Saint Mary’s women about the pressures that come with being a Saint Mary’s poster girl and how that affects the students as leaders, Shambery said.The question of who or what an SMC poster girl is was opened to the audience. “I think it’s trying to tackle everything,” first year Morgan Matthews, an audience member, said. “It’s being very well-rounded but not in the best sense. You have to be religious, you have to be studious, you have to be inviting, you have to be personable, you have to have a lot of friends and be really incorporated into the community.“But that’s not everyone. You have people who want to stay in their own shell, who like to be alone. I think that puts pressure on those who don’t meet those expectations.” Shambery then asked the audience about the various pressures they have felt while on campus.“We go to a single-sex college, all women, and you think that we shouldn’t be led by these pressures,” Roncal said. “We’re still held to these social standards. A woman is expected to do certain things, but she’s not allowed to complain. She’s expected to act a certain way, and not let her ‘silly’ emotions come into play.”The pressures at an all-women’s college are different than at a school with men, because the all-female environment gives women an empowered atmosphere that may add to the pressures, Matthew said. “I would say that sometimes they portray [Saint Mary’s] as the place where you go to become a social butterfly and they portray [Notre Dame] as the place where you go to become a CEO,” Shambery said. “I think that itself puts pressure on us because we want to let them know ‘I can be a CEO and I can be a social butterfly’ or ‘No, I don’t want to be a social butterfly. I want to do my own thing.’ I think that that adds pressure to the pressure we already put on ourselves.” Another audience member, first year Courtney Weston, said she feels the school itself puts pressure on students.“They advocate that you’re going to come here and you’re going to become this great woman,” Weston said. “You’re going to have good leadership [skills]. That’s what they promise. So you’re here and now have to be a leader and learn these qualities. What if you don’t want to be a leader?”Students also named the pressure to pick the “right” major as very prevalent on the Saint Mary’s campus. The pressure among majors stems from society and the need to find a job right after college, Roncal said.“It’s no longer based on really enjoying the subject,” she said. “It’s more if it will make you money or if you’ll be better off.”Matthews identified diversity as an issue that acts as a source of pressure for some students.“You see the stereotypical white, Vineyard Vine-loving girl. It’s very preppy … I wouldn’t say it’s a pressure, but it’s the fact that if you look like an outcast, you have to fall in with the norms and you have to start dressing preppy and acting preppy.”“It’s why everyone has to have the Hunter rain boots or the [L.L.] Bean snow boots, the LuLu Lemon workout clothes,” Weston said. “It’s something that everyone has, but if you come here not having any of that, you think, ‘Maybe I should start having that.’”Tags: Being a SMC Poster Girl, Justice Fridays, saint mary’slast_img read more

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Chautauqua County’s Top Elected Officials Sworn Into Office

first_imgPictured left: Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and family. Pictured right: Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt and fiance. (Images via Executive PJ Wendel / Jason Schmidt Facebook page).MAYVILLE – Two of Chautauqua County’s top elected officials rang in the new year with private swearing-in ceremonies on Friday.Adhering to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and newly elected District Attorney Jason Schmidt were sworn into office.Wendel was sworn in virtually by Chautauqua County Surrogate’s Court Judge Stephen Cass, the first ceremony of its kind locally.Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and family. Image via Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel.Wendel, a Lakewood Republican and former county legislature chairman, won 72 percent of the vote during a special election in November to fill the final year of former County Executive George Borrello’s term. He was previously appointed as interim county executive in January after Borrello was elected as state senator. This is the first time in county history as person was appointed by the Legislature to the seat.Wendel will have to run for re-election again in November to secure a full, four-year term.Meanwhile, Schmidt, a Fredonia Republican, bested District Attorney Patrick Swanson by 10,000 votes on election night during a rematch of a pervious 2016 election for the job.Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt and fiance. Image via Jason Schmidt Facebook page.Schmidt’s platform centered on putting “victims first” and connecting with law enforcement around the county.The Chautauqua County Legislature is scheduled to meet on Monday, swearing in District 10 Busti Republican Legislator Ken Lawton and District 1 Dunkirk Republican legislator Kevin Muldowney who won in special elections. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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tick, tick…BOOM! Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets a Surprise Visit From Raul Esparza

first_img Raúl Esparza Is this real life?! tick, tick…BOOM! star Lin-Manuel Miranda had a special guest drop by to see him after the dress rehearsal of the new revival: Stage and screen favorite Raul Esparza, star of the 2001 off-Broadway cast of tick, tick…BOOM! Miranda tweeted about the emotional meeting, “The first person at my dressing room door after the show. I had no idea. There are no words.” Esparza, who played the role of Jon after composer Jonathan Larson’s death in 1996, is now passing the torch to Miranda. Check out this Hot Shot of their starry reunion, then see the new Encores! revival at New York City Center from June 25 through 28. Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

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High Five: March 2012

first_img1. Dropping From the Sky – Richmond, VAA commercial film shoot for the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond narrowly avoided disaster when a parachutist got off course and ended up in a tree. The clever ad for the race depicts a man jogging down Monument gradually joined by more people, dressed more outrageously. It culminates with a parachutist dropping from the sky and joining the throng. While shooting, a last-minute gust of wind sent the stunt man into a tree where he landed eight feet above the ground before dropping to safety. The shot worked despite the mishap, but it’s unlikely he’ll be in next year’s commercial featuring a shark, catapult, flame thrower, and wrecking ball.2. Caving Rescue – Renick, WVThree college aged cavers were found uninjured by Search and Rescue teams in the Bone-Norman Cave system. The trio set out to camp overnight in the caves and traverse the 15-mile system by way of an eight-inch crawl space appropriately named “The Devil’s Pinch.” After camping, they were unable to find the exit or the entrance the next morning. Rescuers eventually found them hunkered down at their campsite. The amateur spelunkers were in the cave system a total of 48 hours, 5 minutes and emerged with 1,000 “Three guys walk into a West Virginia cave” jokes.3. Technology Giveth, and Taketh Away – Mount Airy, MDA hiker in Maryland was saved when he was able to flag down a rescue helicopter using the flashlight app on his iPhone. The catch? It seems a map application got him into the pickle to begin with. Christopher Tkacik was hiking with his dog, Boo, in Gambrill State Park. After crossing the same creek four times, he realized he was lost. He had been led astray by his “smart” phone app. With darkness closing in, he decided to call for help. Tkacik was able to dial police, who sent the chopper and dropped in two escorts for the hike out. The flashlight app enabled the rescuers to find him easily.4. We’re Number 2! – Washington, DCThe Alliance for Biking and Walking released a report that ranks Washington, D.C. as the number two city in the U.S. for biking and walking (Boston topped the list). The report was based on how friendly cities are to pedestrians and cyclists; biking and walking fatalities; and American Community Survey data for its rankings. D.C. earned its lofty ranking because of its innovative bikesharing system, its culture of safety for cycling and pedestrians, and its high percentage of people who walk to work. This is certainly good news for a city with residents who hold the purse strings to nationwide transportation funds and have the power to impact the conversation on safety, health, and energy.5. Long and Winding Roads – Waynesville, NCPotholes and gravel riddle the roadways. Tractor trailers whiz by too close. And once-wide shoulders taper to nothing at all: riding a bicycle down some roads in Western North Carolina can be downright harrowing. But the Land-of-Sky Regional Council aims to change all that. Awarded a $250,000 grant, the organization plans to develop a regional bike plan that connects the seven westernmost counties in western N.C. with bike-friendly roads. The finished plan will include a list of recommendations for road improvements and bike lanes, as well as a map of roads deemed high-priority for their proximity to parks, schools, hospitals, grocery stores and employment centers. The Council welcomes input at public meetings and help with tasks such as bike counts this spring.Beyond the Blue RidgeLet my people go…surfing – Chicago, ILA man in Chicago is in hot water after he was busted surfing in…Lake Michigan? Rex Flodstrom was catching a windswell when he was arrested at Oak Street beach, where surfing is illegal. Surf legend Kelly Slater leapt to his defense, but it was not enough as Flodstrom had his board confiscated and was held, in his wetsuit, for four hours.Heating this place costs a fortune – Mt. Rainier, WAA snowshoeing hiker lost in Mount Rainier National Park for two days was forced to burn socks and cash to stay warm before being rescued. Taking a page out of Sly Stallone’s book, Yong Chum Kim torched $1 and $5 bills to fend off freezing temps. Luckily his billfold was as large as his brain and lasted long enough for searchers to find him.Wait for us! – Palm Springs, CAWhen shutting down an aerial tram because of dangerous weather conditions, it’s probably a good idea to make sure everyone is off the top. Lesson learned at San Jacinto Mountain’s aerial tram. Over a dozen hikers were stranded in 100 mph winds for 16 hours when officials stopped the tram. By the time they realized it, conditions were too dangerous to get them off the mountain. The hikers and one park ranger sheltered in a utility shed until the weather calmed. The stranded were reimbursed, but the real storm will start when they try to divide the movie rights.last_img read more

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Seven CU branches robbed in 9 weeks; scientist arrested

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Even the smartest bank robbers are caught, eventually.Karl Doron, who allegedly planned and carried out the robbery of seven California credit union branches within nine weeks, has a background that is not typical of your average bank robber who usually comes with a criminal rap sheet.It turns out the accused 43-year-old robber from San Diego received a PhD in psychological and brain sciences from the University of California in Santa Barbara, conducted real-time brain-machine interface experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health and served as an infantry squad leader in the U.S. Marine Corp.On his LinkedIn page, Doron’s current title is a data scientist with more than 10 years of experience working with large, complex datasets in fast-paced, federally funded academic research environments. He’s also listed on Google’s scholar site with nearly 20 academic research papers to his credit, including one that offered perspectives on examining the architecture and function of the human brain that was published by the MIT Press in 2008.last_img read more

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