Lawrenceburg Junior raising money for ALS

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — A Lawrenceburg Junior is holding a car show to raise money for ALS.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Logan-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Logan Lawrence who currently holds a 4.28 GPA.The show will be held on May 7.Early registration is open through April 15.Logan is hoping to get as many cars and motorcycles as possible in the show.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Logan-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Logan hopes to raise $10,000 to donate.Logan Lawrence can be reached for sponsorship and additional car show information at (513) 532.7261, email at [email protected], or through the “Cruisin To A Cure” for ALS Facebook page.For more information about ALS and support and resources for individuals and families, visit www.alsa.org.Click here to download a registration form.last_img read more

Residents still in shelters

first_imgRegion 9 floods…as floodwaters begin to recede…“more rainfall will raise water again” – CDCResidents of Central Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), affected for quite some time by flooding, are breathing a sigh of relief as flood waters begin to recede.Authorities, however, are still monitoring the situation, since the water level can rise again with another heavy downpour.Director of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, gave Guyana Times this explanation on Sunday: “…the water can recede today; and tomorrow, if there’s more rainfall, it could come up back again.”Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told this newspaper on Sunday that the water is “going down rapidly”, and the roadways are now visible for vehicle usage.“We getting access to the villages now by roadways. We could drive…but there is still about 17 inches of water still on the road, but the vehicles are going through… We can get to St. Ignatius by roadway now, we don’t have to use boats anymore,” the Chairman stated.However, he pointed out that while the water is receding, those almost 60 residents who had to be evacuated from their homes are still not allowed to return, as the situation is still being monitored to ensure that the water will not rise again. He said intense clean-up exercises will have to be undertaken at the flooded houses, and he anticipates that evacuated residents would remain out of their homes for another week and a half.“When the water fully recedes, you (residents will) have to clean the buildings, disinfect it and all that, to ensure that it’s safe before they can go back [home]. So we have to keep them here at the shelters and provide for them,” the Regional Chairman posited.He said already there are some cleaning supplies on the ground, and more is expected during this week.Deep South still cut offSeveral parts of the Deep South Rupununi, such as Karasabai, continue to be cutFlood waters receding in Region 9off from Central Lethem. According to Chairman Allicock, a group of toshaos travelled into the area via boat, using a different route. He noted that they have not gotten any information from those areas as to whether the residents there are in need of relief items.Reports reaching this publication state that the Deep South Rupununi’s main access road en-route to Aishalton has been partly washed away. However, vehicles are presently traversing the back road through Karaudanawa to get to Aishalton, so they can access those communities.The floods in the Deep South have not only affected residents’ homes, but have destroyed their farms as well. The Regional Chairman noted that there are reports of about 20 farms being under about three to five feet of water.Toshaos have since been tasked with the responsibility of assessing and reporting to the RDC the number of farmlands that have been affected in their respective communities. Allicock noted that a high-level team, including agri-personnel are expected to visit the area soon.The flooding has resulted from several rivers, particularly the Takutu River, overtopping because of heavy rainfall in the region and over in neighbouring Brazil, which has resulted in overtopping of the Rio Brancho River.At present, 59 persons have been evacuated and placed in three shelters which were established, and they are being tended by the region with support from the CDC.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has also been providing support through a boat shuttle service for residents from 06:00h to 18:00h every day.On Friday, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, led a team to the region to assess the situation. During that exercise, he said the current weather patterns in the region and in Brazil will see the water rising and receding at frequent intervals; but with a coordinated approach, some semblance of order can exist.Meanwhile, the CDC on Friday carried in supplies requested by the region, including water purification tablets, collapsible bottles, detergents and cleaning supplies, beddings and blankets, among other materials.last_img read more

76ers destroy Nets to advance in NBA playoffs

first_imgRaptors rout Magic to clinch series, set up showdown vs Sixers Nets: Joe Harris, the NBA’s top 3-point shooter, hit his first one since Game 1 with the score well out of hand. Harris was just 3 of 16 through the first four games. … Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended for the game for entering the referees’ locker room after Brooklyn’s loss to Philadelphia in Game 4. … Simmons smothered Russell and the Nets star was held to eight points on 3 of 16 shooting.76ers: Their 29-point halftime lead was the largest in playoff franchise history. The 31 points allowed matched the lowest in the shot-clock era.UP NEXTThe Raptors went 3-1 vs. the Sixers this season.“You can credit it or you can discredit it,” Brown said. “I’m discrediting it. We have a new group. We have a new opportunity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The teams tangled again in the final two minutes, and the deep reserves had to be separated. Sixers mascot Franklin ran out wearing oversized gold boxing gloves to bring a dose of levity to the ruckus.Philadelphia’s Jonah Bolden and Greg Monroe, and Brooklyn’s Dzanan Musa and Radians Kurucs were ejected.“Our team was physical the whole time,” Simmons said. “I think we need to take that up to Toronto.”Embiid got the last laugh in the second quarter with a baseline dunk over Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and pointed at the hapless defender. Embiid was hit with a technical but by then, who cared? Embiid buried a 3 from the top of the arc that made it 41-17 and about blew the roof off the arena. Sixers general manager Elton Brand, who sits in the first row of the press seating, had his eyes locked on the scoreboard for each replay of the big man’s 3.Embiid had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Simmons had 13 points and no starter played more than 27 minutes in a game that could have been called off after the first quarter.Hollis-Jefferson scored 21 points for the Nets, who head into the offseason after their first playoff series since 2015.“We never made a push back,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I’m surprised we didn’t come out with more grit, more fight.”Brand is as much to credit for the Sixers’ success as anyone, using his rookie season as GM to orchestrate trades for Butler and Tobias Harris that kept Philly humming along in a 51-win season. But even before the trades, the Sixers were expected to make it this far in the playoffs. They did last season and were knocked out by Boston in the East semis in five games. The midseason trades for Harris and Butler were expected to push the Sixers to at least the conference final. Brown has said the goal is to play in the NBA Finals.“They’re going for big things. They can compete for a championship, quite honestly,” Atkinson said.TIP-INS LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Any late arrivals missed the defining moments of the game from a jovial Sixers team that enjoyed toying with the sickly Nets.The Sixers stunned the Nets with a 14-0 run in front of the loudest and rowdiest packed house of the season.Embiid again shook off a bad left knee and had six points and five rebounds in the first two minutes to chants of “MVP!” The Nets later trailed 20-2, and Simmons put an exclamation point on the stunning first quarter when he drove the paint and used a right-handed jam to make it 32-12 — with a thump of his chest for emphasis.“They did whatever they wanted before we could even get on the board,” Nets All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell said.Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley was soundly booed during pregame introductions and each time he touched the ball in the first. Dudley had stirred trouble when he said Simmons was “average” in the half-court. Dudley bumped Embiid in Game 4, triggering a skirmish with Jimmy Butler that spilled into the stands. Dudley heard “Dudley sucks!” chants from opening tipoff and got a view of this rout from the bench in the second half. He flashed a few smiles in the waning moments, his time as a playoff name over.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, reacts to his basket during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA— Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder.Philly obeyed its most popular player and went wild — and the All-Star center believes the good times have only just started.ADVERTISEMENT “We think we can win it all,” Embiid said.Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk , Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and Philadelphia flexed its offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference playoff series in five games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUp next, a second round series against the Toronto Raptors, who dropped their playoff opener before winning four straight against Orlando — the same thing the Sixers did to Brooklyn.“We still have more to do. A lot more to do,” coach Brett Brown said. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READlast_img read more

Baker Institute expert ranks Texas counties from most liberal to most conservative

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] Institute expert ranks Texas counties from most liberal to most conservativeJones: Travis County’s status as a clear liberal outlier should be of concern to Gov. Rick PerryHOUSTON – (Aug. 29, 2014) – Using data from University of Texas/Texas Tribune polls of registered Texas voters, Rice University political scientist Mark Jones ranked 20 counties in the Lone Star State from most liberal to most conservative. Travis County, home to Austin, is by far the state’s most liberal county; Brazoria County is the most ideologically conservative.Photo credit: thinkstockphotos.com/Rice UniversityJones outlined his rankings in a new Baker Institute blog, “The Texas counties: From most liberal to most conservative.” He is chair of Rice University’s Political Science Department and a fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Jones is available to discuss his rankings with the media.Travis County’s status as a clear liberal outlier “should be a source of concern for Gov. Rick Perry and his legal team, since the members of Perry’s grand jury and the members of any future trial (petit) jury are drawn from a pool of Travis County residents,” Jones said before Perry’s indictment by a Travis County grand jury earlier this month. In the blog, Jones noted that “this concern undoubtedly remains, with a very real potential prospect of Perry’s fate being once again placed in the hands of Travis County residents — this time, members of a trial jury.”While among these 20 counties there does not exist a true conservative analog to liberal Travis County, Brazoria County comes closest, Jones said. He found the Houston metropolitan region contains three of the four most conservative large counties in the state: Galveston County, Montgomery County and Brazoria County.Jones is a leading expert on Texas politics and has been quoted nationally about the 2014 race for Texas governor and other down-ballot races. He has also authored guest columns on these topics in Texas Monthly and the Texas Tribune.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Mark Jones at 832-466-6535.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Jones biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/mark-p-jones.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 15 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.last_img read more