Franklin County Chamber to hold Legislative meeting and dinner

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Chamber will host a legislative Member Meeting and dinner on September 12 at the Brookville Library.  The event starts with a free-will dinner at 5p followed by the meeting at 5:30p.  The meeting will allow Senator Jean Leising, State representatives Cindy Ziemke and Randy Lyness, as well as Melissa Acton from Senator Todd Young’s office to talk about updates on Indiana and FGranklin County.last_img

Mourinho: I’ll be back

first_img Press Association He went on: “I fuel it a little bit. I say every day I love it here, I had a fantastic time here, I will return one day, so to be fair I give a little bit contribute for that speculation. “(However), at the end of the day I am in Madrid, I am very committed for the club for the rest of season. We are in the last eight of the Champions League. We have a (Spanish Cup) final to play against Atletico Madrid. People who know me, know that I am professional and at this moment I only think about my job in Real.” Mourinho, though, accepted he felt a return to the Barclays Premier League was inevitable. “One day naturally I have to be back,” he added. “English football, to Chelsea, to another club…of course Chelsea is in my heart as Inter (Milan) is, one day I have to be back.” Mourinho has also been linked with taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, or even replacing Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. The Portuguese, though, remained diplomatic when pressed as to whether he could be heading to the north-west – and even offered words of support for the current beleaguered Chelsea interim manager. “I think Manchester (United) is Sir Alex’s kingdom and I would love that job to be his job forever. Of course it cannot be forever, but for many, many more years,” he said. “In the other chair is Roberto with a contract, so I don’t think there is a move over there and I hope everything goes well for everybody, even (Rafael) Benitez (at Chelsea). I hope it goes well for him and they finish the season very, very well and I wish for them as I wish for myself – to finish the season well.” Mourinho left Stamford Bridge in 2007 following three seasons and retains a property in London. His daughter is set to take up a place on a course at Camberwell Art College in the next academic year, further fuelling speculation he is set to return to Chelsea, having now built up a good relationship with billionaire owner Roman Abramovich once again. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Mourinho said: “There is a lot of talk. I think people have to understand I can be in London very often because we have a house here, we love it here, our daughter is coming to study in London. To be in London is a very normal thing for us. Every time I come, people start immediately to make the connections that I will return.” center_img Jose Mourinho remains committed to Real Madrid this season, but the former Chelsea boss feels he will “naturally” return to manage in England one day.last_img read more

Pardew hails important victory

first_img For the third successive match at St James’ Park, Cisse left it until injury time to ease fraying United nerves by scoring the only goal in a crucial 1-0 victory over Fulham. Cisse jumped in the crowd and earned a booking for his troubles. As for Pardew, he also threw himself in amongst the delirious fans, emerging with his jacket, shirt and tie dishevelled. “It was sheer relief,” said Pardew of his exuberance. “I was carrying all the stress of how important today’s game was, so it was nice to jump in the crowd. I didn’t do it intentionally, it was a moment that came into my head at the time. “It’s difficult when you do something like that. I’ve had a couple of occasions in the past where I’ve jumped in the crowd. It’s just a natural thing I wanted to do at that time with the fans. It was for them really as it’s not been our greatest season.” Asked if he was worried the fans would not let him go, Pardew replied jokingly: “I did check my pockets after in case one of them wasn’t a Newcastle fan, but fortunately my money was still there.” The goal means Newcastle are now five points clear of the relegation zone, one that left Pardew almost unable to sum up its importance. He added: “It was a big moment, no doubt about that. “As someone who has been in the game a while and knows the financial implications, what it means to spirit, the feeling for the fans, the implications of everything involved, it’s a precious goal. You can’t put a price on it, you really can’t. I can’t underline how important the win is, with the extra two points. They are very, very important.” Fulham manager Martin Jol believes his side are safe, but is taking nothing for granted as he said: “There are two clubs who have a problem – Reading and QPR. So it’s all about the third club, otherwise the results were good for us, good for Newcastle as well. “I don’t think we’re in trouble, but then 10 years ago you needed 44 points to stay up, a couple of seasons ago a club needed 42, but then five or six seasons it’s been 36 points. I think you need a lot of points this year to be safe, but I think we are fine, although you never know.” Press Associationcenter_img Newcastle manager Alan Pardew celebrated another late show from Papiss Cisse by almost losing his shirt and his wallet.last_img read more

Norwich close to announcement

first_imgNorwich chief executive David McNally says the club are hoping to name their new manager within days. But Adams was unable to prevent the Norfolk club from losing their top-flight status, with the board admitting to making mistakes and feeling “frustrated, hugely disappointed and embarrassed” by relegation. However, McNally revealed Adams is “a credible candidate” for the managerial vacancy with the likes of former City captain Malky Mackay, Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Gianfranco Zola also being linked to the position. The club had hoped to make an announcement “within a week” but after Sunday’s deadline passed, McNally and joint majority shareholders Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynn Jones appeared on Radio Norfolk for a special phone-in on Monday morning. When asked if Norwich have made an approach for a new manager, McNally said: “No we haven’t. We are still in the process. “We announced the search started after the season ended. It is probably going to take a little longer. “We are talking to a short list of candidates. We are taking a few days longer than we indicated but it is only days. “Neil is definitely a candidate and a credible candidate. He accepted the poisoned chalice and managed the team through a very difficult period.” On the possibility of appointing fans’ favourite Mackay, McNally added: ” As a man I don’t know him very well, Delia and Michael probably know him better from his time at the club. I know his place in Norwich City folklore and his success as a Championship player. Press Association McNally also confirmed a position of technical director will be part of the new management structure at Carrow Road. The Canaries placed youth team coach Neil Adams in charge for the final five games of the Barclays Premier League season following the sacking of Chris Hughton on April 6. “I think it’s unfair on any candidate to confirm or otherwise because somebody is going to get the job and others won’t and I don’t think that’s right.” Many fans have accused the board of not acting sooner by replacing Hughton in January but celebrity chef Smith responded: “There wasn’t anybody else out there. “We didn’t feel at that time there was anybody out there so we had a decision to make, do we bring in a kind of caretaker, so there were one or two names we were looking at, or go with a manager who is winning home games?” She added: “We got it wrong. It might have happened that if we got a caretaker manager in that we might have stayed up. But there was no guarantee.” last_img read more

Panel discusses the role of whistleblowers

first_imgOn Tuesday evening, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted “Patriot or Traitor? Whistleblowing and Journalism in the Age of Government Surveillance,” an event featuring well-known government whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration.Patriot or traitor? · The panel consisted of three previous whistleblowers who spoke on the diminishment of the First Amendment and the need for proper governmental accountability. – Noel Berry | Daily TrojanRobert Scheer, a professor and founder of Truthdig,  moderated the panel, which, along with Ellsberg, also included two other prominent whistleblowers: Thomas Drake, former senior executive of the National Security Agency, and attorney Jesselyn Radack, who currently represents Edward Snowden.The event, a collaboration between the Annenberg School and the Government Accountability Project, is part of a two-day forum featuring the importance of government whistleblowing and the crucial duty of the press to release important truths to U.S. society.“You don’t wake up one morning and decide to be a whistleblower,” Drake said. “I don’t remember going to my high school counselor and saying, ‘Hey, I want to be a whistleblower.’”Radack noted that a “leak” differs from whistleblowing in that it often serves no purpose for the greater good.“Whistleblowing, on the other hand, is done to serve the public interest and the public’s right to know,” she said.Moreover, when the pillars of the government begin to fail, the press becomes of the utmost importance to keep the government reliable. People who factually expose the government as incompetent, however, can suffer serious consequences.“God forbid you should disclose government illegality — because then the hammer will really fall on you, and you will face prison the rest of your life,” Radack said.Drake, who was the second American to be charged under the Espionage Act since Ellsberg, was publicly indicted and faced 35 years in prison for whistleblowing.“[The government] wanted to make me the example,” Drake said.Since 9/11, Drake said, the government has disengaged itself from the Constitution, granting itself authority to use emergency powers.“And we have been operating in that mode ever since,” he said.Nevertheless, all three panelists expressed the opinion that whistleblowing is important to defending the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment.Ellsberg, who claimed that the government failed to carry out its oath as stated in the Constitution, said he and his colleagues were beyond the Constitution and instead worked for the president. Ellsberg believes that he, as well as dozens of other people, had access to the papers that could have sealed a lid on the Vietnam War.“Despite life or death situations, most of those people have stayed quiet,” Ellsberg said. “Practically everyone who had that documentation should have realized that the Constitution was being violated.”Ellsberg stressed the cost for the United States could be steep, and when those secrets are kept and whistleblowers do not question the government.“The price of a government keeping secrets is wars like Vietnam and wars like Iraq,” Ellsberg said.Scheer echoed Ellsberg’s sentiments.“Where [were] all of the people who knew that people were dying in wars that made no sense? Where are the several thousand that knew their neighbors and children who were being spied on?” Scheer asked.Those potential whistleblowers do not release information, because if they do, they are often labeled as traitors and lack the proper protection for whistleblowers that should be enacted, Radack said.Even so, despite now being considered a hero following the release of the Pentagon Papers, Ellsberg was quickly labeled a traitor, Scheer said.Ellsberg, who said he identifies with Snowden’s current struggle, still remembers the first time he was called a traitor in 1971.“Chelsea Manning and now, Snowden, are no more of a traitor than I am,” he said. “And I’m not [a traitor].”Radack, the former ethics advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice, was accused of “leaking” information when she drew attention to the illegal treatment of John Walker Lindh, who was captured as an enemy combatant by Afghan Northern Alliance forces during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.After a photo of Lindh exposed the prisoner naked, blindfolded and gagged, the Attorney General publicly claimed that they did not know the prisoner had a legal counselor, Radack said. Emails between Radack and the FBI, exposing U.S. intelligence illegality, disappeared from Radack’s office and she was put on the no-fly list.“I didn’t realize by going to the press I was releasing the full force of the executive branch,” Radack said.Since this incident, Radack has defended Drake and many other     anti-government whistleblowers.“I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to recognizing whistleblowers,” she said.She added that the country is at a point where the First Amendment is currently “under attack.”Drake agreed, noting issues of the government keeping secrets have increased to illegal data recovery without the consent of American citizens. He mentioned that since 9/11, the NSA has been using its extraordinary power to spy on Americans.“The First Amendment, which I ultimately had to confront after 9/11, is the cornerstone of who we are as Americans,” he said. “If we don’t have the First Amendment, everything disappears.”Also discussed was the importance of the press in keeping the government reliable.“If you don’t have press, everything else becomes propaganda,” Drake said.Geoffrey Cowan, former dean of Annenberg, said that the United States is not going to be protected by our leaders alone.“[The leaders] have to feel the pressure from our citizens,” he said. “There couldn’t be journalism without sources. Whistleblowers, in a certain way, are sources with steroids.”And in the time of the Vietnam War, the journalists failed at searching and clawing for the truth, the panelists said.“Journalists were behaving as government lapdogs rather than government watchdogs,” Ellsberg said of journalism in the time of the Vietnam War. “To this day, we don’t have nearly as many whistleblowers as we could and should have.”Students in attendance noted the panel was extremely telling on issues that are often not covered heavily.Jamie Moskowitz, a senior majoring in communication, said she was inspired by the passion of the three speakers and how they took action to work toward justice.“It was an honor just to hear their story,” Moskowitz said.Sanam Ghaneeian, a sophomore majoring in communication, said the panel was helpful because she had no idea how much whistleblowers risked when presenting information to the U.S. public.“I can’t believe how dangerous [whistleblowing] is and how much courage these people had to disclose information,” Ghaneeian said.last_img read more

Lee ready for a summer return

first_imgLee who lost his W.B.O middleweight title to Billy Joe Saunders in December is in line to take on W.B.A middleweight title holder Jacobs at Madison square Garden.The Limerick man says victory in that bout would put him back amongst the company he belongs and set up a possible crack at Gennady Golovkin.last_img

Heisler: Looking for D’Angelo Russell in LA Lakers’ land of confusion

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Of course, unlike them Byron Scott is Laker Family … not that it means anything 18 months after posing with his old Showtime teammates at the introductory press conference.The organization now looks the other way as grisly development follows grisly development, waiting for the season and, presumably, Scott’s time as coach, to be over.Lighting up this netherworld during a recent game telecast, Clipper commentator Don MacLean mused, “I really wish Byron Scott would just give D’Angelo Russell the keys and say, ‘Go for it, man.’”This was mild enough, as was Scott’s smiling response:“First of all to Don, that’s why you’re not coaching, let’s put it that way.” What do you call a Laker coach in his second season?History.Mike Brown vanished five games into his second season.Mike D’Antoni resigned after two-plus seasons, all of it in the crosshairs after being hired over Phil Jackson.center_img Actually, MacLean is more than a former player-turned-pundit, running pre-draft workouts that last spring included Russell, No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 6 pick Willie Cauley-Stein.If that doesn’t make MacLean an NBA coach, it qualifies him to stand up for Russell.In good news for Laker fans, MacLean, who’s as tough-minded as Scott, told Petros and Money on KLAC-570 that Russell “might be the best passer I’ve ever seen….“If Byron Scott would just say, ‘You know what, D’Angelo? I don’t care if you turn it over 15 times tonight, you’re going to play 35 minutes.’“He will figure it out. He really will.”MacLean also critiqued Scott’s schemes (“archaic”) and the end result (“an undermanned team that has no clue.”)Awkward.Lakers fans also wonder why Russell plays behind Lou Williams amid reports the team is shopping Lou, Roy Hibbert and just about everyone but Kobe Bryant and their Lakers of the Future.For the 1,000th time, Scott said he was doing it to “protect” Russell, but that one is pretty old by February of a lost season.On the other hand, there’s no doubt Russell is improving under Scott’s regimen.There’s more at work holding D’Angelo. Scott is disinclined to let him run pick-and-roll every time down, as Steph Curry and all the big-time point guards do with the teetering Hibbert’s problems catching the ball on the move.Of course, Scott could run it with Bryant or Julius Randle but hasn’t.If there are prodigies like Karl-Anthony Towns, the Lakers of the Future are in that two- or three-year limbo it takes to see if they’ll be stars or mere pieces of the puzzle.If Russell has a long way to go, he’s night and day better than he was at the start.Randle escaped Scott’s bench to become a double-double machine again. Small as he is (6-7 3/4 at the pre-draft camp), he’s relentless and hard-working, making him a decent bet to develop the mid-range shot and right-handed counters he needs.Promising as Jordan Clarkson is, he was better as a rookie, averaging 17-5-5 and shooting 48 percent after the All-Star break with Bryant out.In a sign of the times, the one thing going right has nothing to do with the Lakers’ future.With all hope lost by Thanksgiving, Kobe’s farewell, which should have been ceremonial, was heralded as the purpose of the season.Rebuilding was deferred on account of Tough Love, further stunted by the still-commanding Kobe.Of course, the Lakers’ best move is losing enough to draw a top-three pick that it wouldn’t have to send to Philadelphia.Don’t look now, but the Lakers could blow that, too. Their two-game win streak brought them to 11 wins, one less than Brooklyn in the race for second-worst record.If the Lakers aren’t as archaic as charged, they’ll presumably want a modern look from someplace like, say, Golden State.It remains to be seen whether they land Warriors assistant Luke Walton, a beloved former Laker, but it’s hard to believe that they won’t be in there pitching.One thing you have to give Scott: Come what may, he’s always Byron Scott.This mess is organizational. It may or may not be the worst Lakers season, but it’s certainly the most confused.It would be nice if the same front office that said that Kobe’s farewell comes first would tell Scott to play the kids, at last.At present, they’re too tough without enough love. Too much good-bye, not enough hello.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Los Angeles News Group print editions.last_img read more

Part 2: The rules have changed for the Wellington golf course since its heydays of the 1980s

first_img 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 (12) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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. +12 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 241 weeks ago I do come play in Wellington about once a month from Wichita. I play all the Wichita courses and the Wellington course. It is a pretty decent course for sure. It is pretty much the only reason I ever even come to Wellington anymore. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 241 weeks ago $50,000 a year to keep it mowed? I’ll take that job! There’s no mowing service around that wouldn’t jump on a deal like that. So what needs to be done to turn it around and make it profitable? The competition is already in place. Businesses are still tight with their pocket books. And according to the article, fees seem to be about as high as they can go without turning people away. So what needs to be done? Fixing the fairy ring problem won’t turn it around. So something needs to be added to draw people here. But what? Something new. Something unique. Part one of the series mention something about having a kitchen and full bar. Would they be offering food daily? Or would the kitchen simply be used by those that rented the banquet room (also mentioned in Part 1)? A full bar will always attract some people. I’m not a golfer, and probably never will be. But what about a shuttle service during tournament weekends. It’s obvious that those who travel to play the course probably won’t want to stay in most of the local hotels. So that means they’ll be grouping up in hotels outside of Wellington. Why not offer a ride? Is there currently a “beer cart” service? What about a “food cart”? Have they thought about having one of the local restaurants come in and offer food for sale during busy tournaments? Maybe the city could change the laws on golf carts being used on the street. That would force some to rent a cart rather than drive their own to the course. Or how about a cart garage? Build a storage unit type building with individual compartments. Rent them out yearly for people to park their carts in. One issue I have with what Mr. Gill says is the part about 100 families moving out of town if the course closes. That’s akin to all those people that exclaim “if {enter least desirable presidential candidate here} wins the election, I’m moving to Canada!” Puuuullllease! A good friend of mine is a very avid golfer here in town. If it closed, yeah, he’d be upset and I would have to listen to him whine a lot. But he isn’t going to move. There are a lot more things that keep people here. And if the golf course is what literally keeps you here in Wellington, maybe you should pony up some donations to help keep it going! Report Reply 3 replies · active 241 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Maggie · 241 weeks ago I would like to know the basis for the statement that 100 families would “probably” move out of town if there was no longer a golf course. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down faganlover · 241 weeks ago Wellington has a lot of problems to deal with right now. Losing the golf course would be another nail in the coffin. Perhaps stating 100 families would move from Wellington is on the high side, but definitely 50 families would. Further erosion of the tax base that is so desperately needed to keep the city afloat. Report Reply 1 reply · active 241 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down jeff · 241 weeks ago Golf is a toy, not a necessity. Let those who play with the toy PAY for the toy. This city needs to concentrate 100% on how it is going to survive, and return itself to a viable place for *anyone* to live and prosper, let alone “100” families who use the toy so much it is their personal priority for where they live. This city has distressing problems. Big, distressing problems. Golf is not – repeat, n-o-t – a distressing matter to 6,500 people trying to pay their utility bills, eat, and have a roof and a car and raise kids. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 241 weeks ago The WGC has never been self sufficient. When I was working for the city in the 70’s there was money budgeted for it every year, so I don’t know where they got that a one time it paid for itself. I do put in the same arena at the aquatic center, and Worden Park also and that makes it a quality of life thing. they need to support it and help it back to what it once was. Report Reply 0 replies · active 241 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down jason · 241 weeks ago Well if the golf course cant pay for itself, raise the price to play, no tax dollars should be spent on a extra activity for some folks. If it shuts down let the 50 or 100 people move, because the golf course is not whats keeping them here. Its just an excuse they can use. Are schools are failing but we keep putting money into things that the city shouldn’t be. Report Reply 1 reply · active 241 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 Steve Gill was a fixture at the Wellington Golf Club for 29 years.Part 2 of 3-part seriesby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — To say Steve Gill knows the Wellington Golf course is an under statement. The former golf manager was in charge of the grounds of the course for 29 years — from 1984 to 2012. Even before that, he helped his father Gerald, who was the course manager as Steve was growing up. He took a lot of pride over the years in the course and knew every inch of every green. The Wellington Golf Course is still a fine course, but he has seen some deterioration. There have also been some environmental issues that have caused problems. The course has been owned by the city for years, and there is discussion going on as to what the city’s financial participation should be. Gill hopes the course will return to its high standards, of course, and he said he is available for advice or any information he could give course or city officials. The course itself has been city owned for as long as anyone can remember. It was built in 1919 as a nine-hole course and was changed to an 18-hole course not long after that. There is no talk of changing that arrangement, but there has been a need expressed for continued, or even expanded, financial support from the city. Gill said there has been a change in the landscape over the years, and that is one reason the local course is struggling financially. The course was able to pay for itself through the 1970s and 1980s, and they even built up a nice reserve fund. In the mid 80s the city changed the arrangement from the golf course being part of the general fund to being in an enterprise fund. Gill said in the 70s and 80s the course was a money-making venture — with 35,000 or so rounds of golf being played each year. Wichita companies would have weekends here where they would bring customers for an outing. The landscape changed though, as other courses were built and competition for customers became more intense. Businesses also began cutting back when expenses like golf outings were no longer tax deductible. Those two factors together made the local golf course not as profitable, and the city has had to chip in to help make ends meet. According to city budget numbers, the city of Wellington puts in about $60,000 per year into the golf course. “In the 1980s, the game was growing rapidly,” Gill said. “A lot of facilities were being built but revenues exceeded expenses. But then in the 90s, the area became overbuilt with golf courses and businesses starting to cutback.” While the rounds of golf being played at Wellington were about 35,000 in the 80s, it was down to 22,000 by the time he retired in 2012. “There was a big paradigm shift in the number of rounds played,” Gill said. “More courses were being built with more bells and whistles. People were also not playing as much golf.” Gill hopes the course can be restored to its glory days of the 80s, and he said they seem to have a good plan as far as sales go. But he said there will have to be some money put into the course to even maintain what is there now. “When revenue was going good we bought good used equipment,” Gill said. “The irrigation system was put in about 1993 and it is aging.” Additionally there has always been good public support for the course. It was public support that created the unique greens that adorn the course now. They are raised slightly, which was popular when they were put in about 1960 which were converted from sand greens. It was a huge undertaking, but Wellington’s course became one of the most coveted in south-central Kansas. Gill said this makes it unique in the area and it makes it a bit challenging. It is a short course as far as yardage is concerned. But the raised greens made it more interesting to play. Gill always liked the fact that all kinds of people used the course. Golf is often associated with more wealthy people, but there have always been people from all economic levels playing at the course here. The course also has a lot of trees compared to other courses, and many of those were planted by Gerald Gill.•••••The golf’s future But now the course has reached another turning point. Gill sees the condition deteriorating, going from great to good. He believes the city will have to continue supporting the course for it to remain competitive. There are still a good number of people coming from out of town to play and it is popular with people in Wichita.There are other cities around that support their golf courses. Quail Ridge in Winfield, for instance, was developed around upscale housing and built for that purpose. Ponca City has a nice course that is also supported by the city. Gill said for the course to remain competitive with Quail Ridge, Ponca City and others, it will have to be maintained at a very high level. He used to walk around the course every day and find things to fix, and that is what it takes. The course recently had a problem with Fairy Ring, a fungus that attacks greens, and makes them not as attractive. There are also weeds creeping into the fairways. Gill said some might say the course is a waste of money, but he added that if the golf course were not there it would probably still cost the city $50,000 a year to keep it mowed. And, if the course closed you would probably have 100 families move out of town, lowering the tax base even more. He added that for years the golf course gradually increased its fees, cart rentals and other prices, but eventually you price yourself out of the market if you go too far.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Gujarat Giants wins the maiden Big Bout Indian Boxing League 2019 title

first_imgAdvertisement ags248NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9jf0s5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Een( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2h8Would you ever consider trying this?😱k3bpCan your students do this? 🌚pqimcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Gujarat Giants unbeaten streak continued in the finals of the inaugural season of The Big Bout Indian Boxing League 2019 as they were crowned champions. The finals was a thrilling experience to witness as the pugilists put up a strong bout against its opponent Punjab Panthers.Advertisement The power packed team of superstar boxers such as Sarita Devi, Duryodhan Negi, Ashish Kumar, Poonam, Rajesh Narwal, Amit Panghal along with players like, Chirag and Scott Forest from Scotland have led the team to win the title of champions and remain unbeaten the entire season.Advertisement Gujarat Giants have been the favourites since the kick off of the league with consistent and exhilarating performances from each of the prolific pugilists. Backed by some great support staff which provided them the best in class training, the results were bound to come and it showed in the boxers performances.Advertisement Gujarat Giants at its core, has the philosophy of inculcating a culture of sports at the grassroots level which is mirrored by the team owner’s – Adani Group’s – philosophy of nation building along with the group’s Garv Hai initiative which supports raw talent pan India. The backbone of Gujarat Giants is to create global-level opportunities for future champions.“The victory for Team Gujarat Giants celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in Indian boxing. The feedback from the boxing community and television audiences among others has been extremely encouraging which augurs well for the sport in the near future. While Indian is already showing great promise in boxing, I am sure the Big Bout League would take the sport to a new level and hopefully become a powerhouse of boxing talent globally in the next 2-3 years.” said, Pranav Adani, Managing Director, Oil, Agro and Gas, Adani Group.On winning the league title Chirag said, “I am extremely happy to be a part of first champion team in the first Big Bout League and thankful to the Adani Group for this opportunity. I can’t wait for the next season to start.”Sarita Devi said, “It’s a joyous moment to be a winner in the 1st league itself. Thanks to Gujarat Giants owner, Adani Group. It facilitated such a platform for us. Special thanks to Big Bout league that is highlighting us athletes. We hope this continues in coming years that furthers opportunities for young boxers. Our coaches has supported us phenomenally, especially Sandhu Sir. He has worked in India team for over 30 years and working with him has been a great experience. Along with him Anurag Sir and Hooda Sir, thanks for their care and attention.”Gurbax Singh Sandhu, coach of Gujarat Giants, said, “This has been a great league with all boxers performing well, especially Amit Panchal, who also motivated the entire team. Besides Amit, other boxers like Chirag, Scott and all other boxers they also did their best and contributed towards this success of Gujarat Giants. Overall, if I evaluate, every boxer of the team put in best efforts which ultimately led to this success. Besides that, the coaches of the team, Jagdip Hooda, Hitesh Kumar, they were very active, supportive and motivated the boxers to give it best. And the support staff, Gaurav, physio, masseur, and even the other sport of audio-visual activities, they were really good. They provided all the required materials to boxers and supported at every point. The total efforts of the whole team of the boxers and the team of support staff, Mr Satyam Trivedi and Dhiraj Parashar from Adani Group, the owners and all the team, they really worked in unism and this is the result, and if they keep on doing this, results will be very good in the future.The Gujarat Giants have registered a powerful season showcasing their preparedness for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Big Bout Indian Boxing League has proven to be a huge success for the team, the Adani Group backed Gujarat Giants have emerged as true heroes of the league.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Djokovic gives no choice to Raonic and will face Federer

first_imgWith nice ease and sensations diametrically opposed to those who Roger Federer had in his match in opposition to Tennys Sandgren, Novak Djokovic bought rid with out too many issues of Milos Raonic (7-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (1) in 2h: 49 ) and will face the Swiss on Friday within the semifinals of the Australian Open. Djokovic, who has solely misplaced a set to date within the match (within the first spherical in opposition to Struff), made a affected person recreation and overcame the Canadian punch, who positioned 18 aces.Outcomes of the lads’s staff of the Australian Open. (ADVANCE)last_img