Hall to support global nonprofit

first_imgRyan Hall will host a 5-on-5 wheelchair basketball tournament tomorrow afternoon to support the Wheelchair Foundation, an international nonprofit which distributes wheelchairs to those in need across the globe. Freshman Emily Voorde helped coordinate the event with Bookstore Basketball, SAO and other halls. Voorde, who uses a wheelchair, has played wheelchair basketball with a local team and helped sponsor a similar wheelchair basketball tournament at her high school. “I thought it would be a good event to raise awareness and funds for a good cause,” she said. Voorde said the rules for regular basketball still apply for the tournament. The hoops, courts and balls are the same size. The only rule change applies to dribbling, she said. Each player must dribble once for every two pushes of the chair. Voorde said people may need time to adjust to the game and will have a very different experience in this tournament than they have in others. “People have a lot of questions because it is not something they are familiar with,” Voorde said. Alick’s Home Medical donated 30 wheelchairs for the tournament. Voorde said she worked with the South Bend medical supply store when planning her high school’s wheelchair basketball tournament. Ryan president sophomore Alison Quinn said though the team first hoped to work with a local organization, many South Bend charities focusing on wheelchair distribution already had sponsors. Quinn said they were then drawn to the international mission of the Wheelchair Foundation. Quinn said she hopes to raise enough money to purchase at least one wheelchair, which costs $150. She also said she hopes the tournament encourages solidarity and deeper understanding among students. “It’s fun because you get to play basketball in a wheelchair, but it’s also demonstrative of what some people go through every day,” Quinn said. Students can enjoy free food and winners will receive prizes at the event, she said. Quinn said she hopes for a high level of student involvement and wants to make the tournament an annual event. “Given it’s our first year, we hope to get enough involvement [to continue the event] in future years,” Quinn said. Voorde said students should register to support the charity and have fun with friends. “It’s the same game, same ball, same rules, just on wheels. It’s really fun, and I think it will be a great experience,” Voorde said. To register for the tournament, visit www.nd.edu/~ryan and click on the wheelchair basketball logo. Registration is also available through the group’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Linksters Place 6th At Richmond

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs golf team opened their season with a sixth place finish in the 9 team Richmond Invitationalon Monday 8/3.Meredith McCreary led the team with a personal best and 5th place individual score of 88.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Tammy Abraham Warns England Ready to Walk off over Racist Abuse

first_img“If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us,” Abraham said.“Harry Kane even said that if we’re not happy, if a player is not happy, we all come off the pitch together.”Uefa ordered the partial closure of Bulgaria’s national stadium following racist behaviour by their fans in Euro 2020 qualifying games against the Czech Republic and Kosovo in June.In August, Bulgarian club sides PFC Levski Sofia and PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv were punished by Uefa for racism during Europa League games.England manager Gareth Southgate said last month that he would talk to the players before next week’s game, and Abraham says the players have decided they will take matters into their own hands if necessary.Uefa’s three-step protocol for racial abuse ends with the officials abandoning a match if announcements inside a stadium do not stop the problem.“We did speak about that [the protocol],” Abraham said. “Harry Kane did ask the question about instead of going through the three steps, if we decide that we want to stop the game – no matter what the score is – if we’re not happy with it, as a team we’ll decide whether or not to stay on the pitch.“If it happens and let’s say there’s a warning or whatever in the stadium, then it happens again, we have to make a decision as a team and with the staff.”Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, 21, agreed the team should follow the protocols but added: “If it does get extreme we may have to take a different action.“It’s a team decision, one that we all need to make. It doesn’t matter if one player is abused or the team – we are one group.“Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable on the pitch. Everyone should be given the chance to play in a fair environment. We are a team. If one person is abused then we all are, we are one big family.”Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says that it is “disappointing” to have to deal with racism in football in 2019 but echoed Southgate’s comments from last year that England still has work to do on home soil.EURO 2020 QUALIFIERSTODAY (All matches @7.45pm)Holland v N’ IrelandCroatia v HungarySlovakia v WalesAustria v IsraelN’Macedonia v SloveniaLatvia v PolandKazakhstan v CuprusBelgium v San MarinoRussia v ScotlandBelarus v EstoniaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EURO 2020 QUALIFIERSTammy Abraham says England are prepared to walk off the pitch if they are targeted by racist abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this week.England face the Czech Republic on Friday – then play Bulgaria on Monday in a partially-closed stadium because of fans’ racist behaviour in June. Tammy Abraham kicks against racism in footballlast_img read more

Third Eye Blind to perform

first_imgThird Eye Blind will perform at this year’s Conquest today, USC’s annual rally before the game against UCLA on Saturday.The event, sponsored by USC Student Affairs, will kick off at 4 p.m. in McCarthy Quad.There will also be performances from the Trojan Marching Band, the USC Song Girls, Spirit Leaders, Trojan Dance Force.Third Eye Blind is popular for songs such as “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life.”Fall varsity sports will introduce their senior athletes, and coaches will take the stage.Food vendors will also be available at Conquest, including Great Balls on Tires, the Slice Truck, Nom Nom Truck, Calbi Truck and Cafe D’Amore.last_img

LA Dodgers delay Alex Wood’s return

first_imgSo, Wood figures to be on the active roster Tuesday when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants. The injury cost him a total of 98 games and a spot in the starting rotation. “When I first was throwing in a relief role, it was my first month and a half I was in the major leagues and I’d never, ever pitched out of the bullpen,” Wood said. “I’d been a starter my whole life. It was a little more difficult to figure it out then than now.” Wood has been told he’ll be used as a left-handed specialist. His career splits (lefties have a .248 batting average against him, righties .262) make that a logical move. Still, Wood said he’ll prepare to face both left- and right-handed hitters.“In September you have 40 guys on each team and you can essentially avoid all bad matchups for the most part,” he said. “If they bring a lefty in you can pinch-hit a righty. If you bring a righty in you can pinch-hit a lefty. From that standpoint I think it’s an advantage to me that I feel comfortable facing both sides.” As for the corresponding roster move, some possibilities are more obvious than others. Veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir is on the 15-day disabled list. He’s made one minor league rehab appearance, and faced seven batters, since he last pitched for the Dodgers on Aug. 22. He was ailed by thoracic spine inflammation at first; more recently, a finger blister.Asked if Kazmir was a candidate for the 60-day DL — a procedural move that would end Kazmir’s season and open up a spot for Wood — Roberts didn’t rule it out. “There’s some things we’re trying to figure out,” Roberts said. “We just haven’t — we’re discussing them and trying to figure it out. Another day will give us more clarity.”Only one healthy 40-man roster player isn’t in Los Angeles right now: Chris Taylor. The 26-year-old shortstop batted .218 in 29 games with the Dodgers and .322 in 78 games at the Triple-A level this season. He could be designated for assignment to make room for Wood, but then the Dodgers would risk losing Taylor to another organization.Thompson’s season all but overTrayce Thompson hasn’t been told that his season is over. Yet every time the Dodges outfielder discusses his outlook with a doctor, he feels it. “They pretty much have said it without saying it, you know?” Thompson said Monday. “They talk about next year and the timetable, stuff like that. They know how bad I want to play. They know how frustrating it is to have to watch. It’s kind of looking that way.”Although Thompson hasn’t had a setback from his back injury in months, it appears he will ultimately run out of time to play for the Dodgers this season, regardless of how long their season lasts. He still hasn’t been cleared to swing a bat or run on flat ground, though he said he’ll begin playing catch Tuesday or Wednesday. Thompson hasn’t played since July 10. He was hitting .225 with 13 home runs at the time. Though the Dodgers are faced with the daunting task of trimming their active roster from 36 to 25 if they advance to the postseason, their dearth of right-handed hitting natural outfielders gave Thompson an opening. AlsoSecond baseman/outfielder Micah Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to the game, giving the Dodgers 36 players on their active roster. … Right-hander Brandon McCarthy (75 pitches) and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (25 pitches) will throw simulated games on Tuesday. … Left-hander Brett Anderson (finger blister) is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list and is able to start or relieve, Roberts said, but how to use him and when remains to be determined. LOS ANGELES >> The one sure thing about Alex Wood’s immediate future with the Dodgers is that it will not involve hitting.“That’s what caused all this,” Wood said. “I think my hitting days are done for.”It’s a shame, really. Wood has four hits in last 10 at-bats, including a couple RBIs. But an injury cropped up in his left elbow swinging a bat back in May and it ultimately required a debridement procedure. He hasn’t pitched since.Wood was supposed to be back Monday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the club’s braintrust wanted another day to contemplate the corresponding roster move.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Ed Trimmer: My end of session dilemma

first_imgI have missed only five votes in 10 years with three of them coming at the end of this year’s session. I do take my legislative responsibilities seriously. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 266 weeks ago Why do businesses need to pay income taxes? There should be no “income tax” on a business. Only individuals. PLEASE explain to my what businesses need to pay INCOME tax. Report Reply 4 replies · active 266 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down paycheck 2 paycheck · 266 weeks ago Because that is the owners income. They should pay taxes on the profit.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Taxpayer · 266 weeks ago Here is a Trimmer quote that I will remember at election time. “The impact of my absence from the Legislature was, at this specific time, minimal” Trimmer’s impact for us has been “minimal” for the entire time he has been there. He should have been in the Legislature representing us. Instead he was screwing around in Europe. I hope everyone remembers this in his next bid for office. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down dusty · 266 weeks ago I don’t know that it matters to anyone what he does or what Sunshine Sammy does either and add in Obama,The slate needs to be cleaned at STATE LEVEL and WHITE HOUSE LEVEL.its gotten to be a total joke at both levels and all any of them want to do is continue to raise taxes on everyone when they think they need money!Once no one has ever talked about making CUTS,this USA is heading in wrong direction for sure. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down resident2014 85p · 266 weeks ago Obviously he forgot that he represents USD 353 (Wellington) when he donated his wages for the missing day. Not surprised. What does surprise me is that he even bothered to post his defense statement in a WELLINGTON news article. He seems to forget about Wellington every chance he gets. Report Reply 2 replies · active 266 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 266 weeks ago Mr. Trimmer glad you were able to go on your trip. If the tables were turned and lets say you made a decision that put, let’s say teachers out of work and they had planned a trip ahead of time which cost money to cancel and prior to your vote, they would have to cancel their trip… well because their funds now would become essential to live on. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down rural rebel · 266 weeks ago So the few days he missed is donated. Those donations are more than my monthly retirement check. Our states’s budget is way out of balance but I can see where some cuts need to be made. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The salary I received for days 91 – 108, will be donated to the following school student councilsWinfield                      $648Oxford                        $324Udall                           $324Belle Plaine                 $324I will continue to advocate for a fair and sustainable system of state revenues, not one that places the majority of the tax burden on working people while the wealthiest of our states residents receive the largest benefit from our tax system.Follow us on Twitter. I did not vote for the largest tax increase in the history of Kansas, while members of the Republican super-majority did. Commentary by Ed Trimmer, State Representative 79th District — On Sunday, June 7,  I was faced with a dilemma. My wife and I had been planning to leave on a trip to Europe on June 10. It was a group trip through “Education First” that included nine adults and eight students from the Winfield area.Ed TrimmerWe had been planning this trip for over 14 months. Our payments were non-refundable. The problem I had was that the Kansas Legislature was still in session, the longest session ever, and had only one task left; to pay for a budget that was $408 million in the red, a budget for which I did not vote.When the Governor announced he would veto any bill that taxed businesses, which currently pay no income tax, I knew the only alternative for the legislature was to raise sales taxes on working people, raise property taxes, and/or cut income tax deductions.At that point I knew my vote would be NO on any tax plan. Since an absence essentially counts as a NO vote, I decided to go on the trip. With that decision made, I contacted the House Minority Leader’s Office, Legislative Administrative Services, and spoke to a number of my colleagues both Democrat and Republican. I made sure I would not be paid for the time I missed.As it turned out, I missed three votes. One for the tax plan on which I would have voted NO and two bills that were fixes for problems created by poorly crafted legislation, which I previously had opposed. The bills that were fixes passed with large margins and did not need my vote. The impact of my absence from the Legislature was, at this specific time, minimal while the importance of the trip to my wife was immense.During my trip, the media questioned my absence and reported that they did not know where I was or why I was absent. All they had to do was ask the Minority Leader or Legislative Administrative Services. I did not hide the fact that I would be gone. I do understand that pretending not to know my whereabouts makes for a much more interesting story.Should anyone question my responsibility to my constituents, I hope my explanation will suffice. Had there been a bill that needed my vote to pass, I would have remained in Kansas. Since that was not the case, I decided that my family should come first. I would like to make just a few more observations just in case there are those who would like to turn my trip into political theatre:I am not the reason the session went for a record 113 days and there was no way to predict it would when my wife and I made plans for our trip. I was not the only legislator in this position.last_img read more