Alice Oleva James

first_imgAlice Oleva James, 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born September 9, 1925 in Pike County, IN, daughter of the late Clarence Ropp and Grace Miley Ropp.Oleva worked as a machinist for Campbell Hausefeld, retiring after several years of service.She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church Bellaire, she was very involved in church happenings. Oleva was a Sunday School teacher, a VBS teacher, and a member of WELCA, where she held several offices. Oleva was even the co-author of a play at St. Johns called “He is Risen”. She was also the cemetery historian for many years. Oleva was a 1943 graduate of Hazelton High School in Pike County. After high school, Oleva worked at the airplane factory in Evansville during WWII. She was a secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance and also for the Pike County Court House. Oleva was a co-owner and operator of the Briarwood Market. She enjoyed sewing, yard work, gardening, crocheting, and was a member of the Kitchen Band (RSVP). Oleva loved her church family and friends. Her family was her greatest joy. She was the family genealogist. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Surviving by her husband of 70 years, Gerald V. James; children, Jeri Alan (Marisella) James, Mary Alice (Michael) Horton, Joseph Edward (Sue Mureng) James, Lora Irene James; grandchildren, Stephanie (Brandon) Jones, Daniel (Jennifer) James, Benjamin James, Ashley (Joe) Goad, Melissa James, Heather James, Brent (Abby) Horton, Michaela (Gunnar) Hoffman, Morgan Horton, Jennifer (Josh) King, Jacob James Reiber, Kobi Michael James; sisters, Vonnie Jean Holland and Mary Hall; 11 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by,parents, step mother, Lora (Mason) Ropp, son, Robert James, grandson, Jonathon James.Friends will be received Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church of Bellaire, 4937 State Road #48, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Matthew Voyer officiating.Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Relay for Life-Hope Highway. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Miami Infectious Diseases Specialist Says Coronavirus “Likely Won’t Kill You”

first_imgThe Wuhan coronavirus has now killed more than 900 people and there are more than 40-thousand confirmed cases around the world, with the vast majority in China. Jen and Bill just talked with infectious diseases specialist Dr. Aileen Marty from FIU Monday and asked her if the coronavirus is going to kill us.Her answer, “No you have a 98% chance of not dying from the coronavirus.”Dr Aileen Marty won’t dieAileen M. Marty, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.Bill also asked Dr. Marty if there’s a chance that this virus was manufactured in a lab which she doubted calling “Mother Nature the biggest terrorist.”Dr. Mary added that the virus originated in bats then spread to another animal. She said it’s important to figure out what that intermediate animal is.Finally Dr. Marty says the virus is spread from person to person within a 3-6 foot radius of a sneeze or cough, but the virus lives on surfaces for several hours so she suggests that you wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer to prevent contracting the disease.Listen to the full interview with Dr. Aileen Marty here. read more

Silver’s good as gold against Canada, eh?

first_imgAs thousands of red-clad Canadians stood together singing “O, Canada,” citizens across our great nation expressed their dislike for our neighbors to the north, going as far as saying “Fuck Canada.” Isn’t that just sportsmanship at it’s finest?Americans can now go back to not caring about hockey as the NHL resumes play tonight, but for a brief moment, the country was fixated on Canada Hockey Place.And with good reason.It was the biggest hockey game in 30 years, as Team USA tried to knock off the gold medal favorite Canada squad on its home ice. Sure, the two teams faced off in Salt Lake City at the 2002 Games, but Canada won that matchup as well.With that in mind, it was Team USA’s turn to take the gold on Canada’s home ice. Unfortunately for the Americans, however, those in red and white dominated for much of the afternoon.But when Zach Parise scored with less than 30 seconds to go to send it into overtime, I saw the kind of excitement that in this state is usually reserved only for the celebration of those touchdowns that are followed by Lambeau Leaps.Making the game even more exciting was the fact that Team USA was far from the favorite in these Olympics. In fact, the Americans weren’t even expected to medal in Vancouver.With Canada being the obvious favorite, many tabbed Russia and the Czech Republic to take home silver and bronze, respectively. Team USA, on the other hand?Most thought if it was to medal, it would take the bronze at best. To even reach the medal round was an accomplishment for such a young, inexperienced American squad.Reaching the gold medal game? That was just a bonus.But that’s also the problem with being angry toward Canada over Team USA’s devastating loss — Team USA was playing with house money. You can’t be too upset over losing something you never expected to win in the first place.At the same time, this was Canada’s moment. It was its game, on its home ice, in front of its crowd dressed mostly in red. The outcome of that game — whether good or bad — meant infinitely more to the Canadian squad than its American opponent.Besides, Team USA already had its moment.Defeating Canada a week earlier in the same building in impressive fashion was already a greater accomplishment than most expected for Team USA.Conversely, the 5-3 loss was devastating to the host nation.When the Americans flat out dominated Finland 6-1 in Wednesday’s semifinal, they guaranteed at least silver and showed they were far better than most had thought.But Canada is to hockey what Team USA is to basketball.In any international hockey competition, Canada is the team to beat, having won eight Olympic gold medals, a feat matched only by the Soviet Union/Unified Team. Team USA, on the other hand, has just two gold medals in Olympic hockey.Sure, beating the heavily favored home team would have been great.But silver isn’t too bad either.As Americans, we like to believe we are the best at everything, especially sports. If the Vancouver Games are any indication, Team USA is the best. At finishing second and third.Team USA’s 15 silver medals were two more than Germany’s, which finished second in finishing second. Americans also grabbed 13 bronze medals, which is nearly double the next highest total of seven bronze medals earned by Germany and Russia.Canada, on the other hand, is the best at being the best.With 14 golds, the 2010 host nation set a new standard, breaking the previous record of 13 set by the Soviets in 1982 and matched by Norway in 2002. Fourteen also breaks the record for most golds won by a host nation, set at 10 by Norway in 1994 and matched by Team USA in 2002.For that, the Canadians should be proud. They fell short of the goal of their “Own the Podium” campaign, but put on the best-ever Winter Olympic Games performance by a host nation by winning the most gold medals and third-most medals overall.Still, Team USA had its best Olympic showing to date, winning a Winter Games-record 37 total medals to lead the medal count for the first time since Lake Placid in 1932.And the U.S. athletes won in sports Americans care about and enjoy watching — alpine skiing, snowboarding and short track to name a few.So, let Canada enjoy this victory. Don’t curse our friendly neighbors to the north for winning Olympic hockey gold. Even if the game-winning goal was scored by the best player in OUR National Hockey League.This was Canada’s Olympics. Although Team USA may have won the most medals, it seems clear we were just along for the ride.“With glowing hearts, we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.”Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. What was your favorite part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Let him know at read more

Nate Solomon thrives in off-ball role for Syracuse offense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Some of Nate Solomon’s most important goals this season have come as a direct result of things he did without the ball. The SU attack has earned nods from more than half of the Orange’s coaching opposition this season for his work. His acrobatic goals against the likes of Hobart, Notre Dame and Cornell — 10 tallies in a three-game stretch, typically shooting and scoring seconds after receiving the ball — have cemented him as one of Syracuse’s top weapons despite sharing an offense with other players who need the ball in their sticks far more often.“He’s pretty sneaky,” said Binghamton coach Kevin McKeown. “He’s opportunistic when he cuts. … He’s a good cutter off ball and takes advantage of you if you’re ball-watching too much.”The sophomore from Alpharetta, Georgia, has had coaches saying similar things all season, and Solomon didn’t even score on any of his five shots against Binghamton. Hobart head coach Greg Raymond, who watched the SU attack score four times in an Orange win on April 5, shook his head at the mention of Solomon’s name.He’s found the back of the net 22 times this season, second-highest on the team, along with six assists for the top-ranked Orange (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) that starts the ACC tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. against North Carolina in Durham, North Carolina.“He’s very good off-ball,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He’s a pretty courageous player. He puts himself in those spots where he can catch it and finish, and some of them you know he’s going to get hit. The whole defense collapses in front of the crease. He’s got a lot of moxie.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPrior to the season, Desko and assistant coach Lelan Rogers stressed heavily thatSolomon, the fourth attack in 2016, had the physical capability to be an important piece for the Orange, but needed to learn the offensive systems and spacing. In practices, Rogers threw different slide packages at Solomon, sometimes faking him out, and, he said, generally confusing Solomon.But three months later, it seems to be the other way around, and the key has been his improved dodging. Teammates, coaches and Solomon himself have praised his dodging progression this season. He keeps his head up during them, makes them into open space, feels more confident in them and looks for the ball.“I can feel where I am on the field, even when I’m not even looking at the goal,” Solomon said. “I know where I’m shooting. I’ve tried to look, but I just know when I’m open so I’ll take that shot.”In SU’s matchup against North Carolina, the Tar Heels put defender Austin Pifani on Solomon to lock him down. Desko praised Pifani as one of the best close defenders Solomon would face this season, but said his player beat the UNC defender two or three times going to the goal. The sophomore wriggled free for a goal and two assists by evaluating his opponent — Pifani is 6-foot-2, 215 pounds to Solomon’s 5-foot-10, 177 — and exploiting his advantages: speed and change of direction. “Off-ball movement was really huge,” Solomon said.On his only goal of the day, the one that started a 7-1 run to save the game for SU, he dodged Pifani on the left side of the goal, curled up toward the middle and unleashed a shot with his momentum going all right, mirroring his process for off-ball work.“He’s really good at moving around,” sophomore defender Tyson Bomberry said. “He’s able to find the open spaces, follow the slide and get to the open spot, where you know he’s going to be. It’s hard for the second slide to get to him.”When Bomberry switches onto him in practice, he keeps his stick in Solomon’s chest so he can feel where the attack is going and follow. Solomon recognizes that strategy employed by defenders and credits his off-ball prowess to practice time against those defenders. Scott Firman covers him most practices, Solomon said, and he’s limited nearly every opponent’s best player to below his season average.As Firman puts his stick in Solomon’s chest, the attack feels where that is and tries to lead him one way and cut back the other. His best ability is change of direction, Solomon said, which also comes in useful in an offense typically piloted up top by senior midfielders Sergio Salcido or Nick Mariano. He looks to those two to dictate where he should go. And goalies are aware of where he is on the field.“He’s always moving, you have to be aware of where he is, telling defenders,” Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy said. “A lot of guys catch the ball, wait, analyze the situation. Mariano is like that. But Nate catches and goes right away. … So, he’s pretty hard to guard in that sense.“He always keeps you on your toes.” Comments Published on April 26, 2017 at 12:22 am Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Overwatch League eyes expansion into Europe, Oceania, and Middle East

first_imgIt was previously reported that the Overwatch League was eyeing an expansion once its inaugural season had finished, and now in an interview, Nate Nanzer, Commissioner, Overwatch League has listed some of the destinations that may be included in the future.The first season of the Overwatch League isn’t too far off of completion, but as Nanzer, reveals, Blizzard has some ambitious plans about where it plans to bring the competition to next. The main region it is targeting is Europe, the home of many endemic sports clubs – it’s been revealed that Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard gave “a speech on esports at the European Club Association General Assembly,” where “all the European football clubs come together.”Specific countries that are being targeted include France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, and the Nordic region according to the interview. “We want teams in the big great cities across Europe like Paris, Berlin,” explained Nanzer. The potential list of destinations doesn’t end there, though.Perhaps surprisingly, Brazil is “a market that’s particularly interesting” to the Overwatch League. Nanzer also listed countries within the Asia Pacific region such as New Zealand and Australia. “There’s been lots of activity in Australia with AFL teams getting involved with esports, so there could be something interesting there,” added the Commissioner.Nate Nanzer, Overwatch LeagueThe Middle East is also an area that could well home Overwatch League franchises, as Nanzer explained that “gaming is huge in countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia.” There’s no word on whether any of the aforementioned locations will be embedded into the League from Season 2, or whether it’ll see the inclusion of more North American and Asian teams. One thing’s for sure though: there will be more teams included next season.It’s also unknown as to exactly when teams will host games from their respective namesakes (London Spitfire, Houston Outlaws, and Seoul Dynasty, for example). Nanzer said that they “haven’t made the decision yet, but we want it as soon as possible. If it doesn’t happen in Season 2, it’ll happen very quickly after that.”Esports Insider says: While we’re glad to see that there will be other regions represented in the League beyond North America and Asia, we’ve been caught by surprise by the potential of Middle Eastern franchises being formed so soon. Looking to European sports clubs makes complete sense though, considering the amount of North American sports clubs that have been involved thus far.last_img read more

Pitt wins ACC tourney debut, 84-55 over Wake

first_imgWake Forest’s Codi Miller-McIntyre (0) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – The foundation of Pittsburgh’s NCAA tournament resume has been its lack of bad losses.The Panthers weren’t about to get one in their first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game.Pitt routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the ACC tournament behind 24 points from Lamar Patterson.Talib Zanna added 17 points to help the fifth-seeded Panthers (24-8) win their ACC tournament debut with ease.“The message I was giving to our players is how well we have played on the road, and now we’re going to be playing on the road the rest of the way in our minds,” coach Jamie Dixon said. “So that’s what we’ve turned it into.”They never trailed, shot 50 percent and established a 38-30 rebounding advantage while giving Wake Forest one of the most lopsided ACC tournament losses in school history.In beating Wake Forest for the second time this season, Pitt claimed just its second conference tournament victory in any league since 2008 and matched a school record for its most lopsided win in a league tournament.Pitt also beat Rhode Island by 29 points in the 1981 Eastern 8 tournament – the forerunner of the Atlantic-10.“We’re playing our best basketball,” Dixon said.The Panthers will play No. 15 North Carolina, the tournament’s fourth seed, in a quarterfinal Friday.Coron Williams scored 16 points and Codi Miller-McIntyre added 10 for the 12th-seeded Demon Deacons (17-16). They followed their best shooting performance of the year – a 61 percent showing against Notre Dame in the first round – with a dud.“We just couldn’t stop them,” coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “And the inability to make some shots and to score, we just lost some confidence. We’ve been fragile with that throughout the course of the year at times (and) you got the score you got.”The only drama in the second half was whether Wake Forest would wind up with its worst-ever ACC tournament loss – a distinction that still belongs to the 1966 team that lost its opener by 30 to Duke.Josh Newkirk added 10 points for the Panthers, who went one-and-done in four of their final five trips to the Big East tournament before coming into the ACC this year along with Syracuse and Notre Dame.Their first regular season in their new league ended with a decent amount of stress: Four of the Panthers’ previous five victories went to overtime, and until now, they hadn’t had the luxury of coasting since they beat Clemson by 33 on Jan. 21.“We won convincingly – that’s how we want to win every game, but it’s not possible in basketball,” Patterson said. “So we’ll just take this momentum and get ready for tomorrow.”Part of the reason this one was so easy was because Pitt completely neutralized Wake Forest big man Devin Thomas.Thomas was coming off a 19-point, 10-rebound effort against the Fighting Irish, but he finished this one with eight points and six rebounds before fouling out against a Pitt team that had allowed only two double-figure rebounders in its previous seven games.The Demon Deacons were 6-1 this season when Thomas had at least 10 rebounds.“We wanted to keep the ball out of his hands, (and) when he did get it, make it tough for him to play,” Dixon said of Thomas.The strength of Pitt’s postseason resume has been its ability to avoid those confounding losses – the worst teams to beat the Panthers have been Florida State and N.C. State, both of which are well above .500 – and being beaten by the Demon Deacons certainly would have qualified as one.But at no point during this game did that seem like a possibility.The Panthers set the tone early by scoring on eight of their first nine possessions and needing only about 5½ minutes to push their lead into double figures. Pitt went up 39-23 on Zanna’s three-point play with 34.4 seconds left in the half and pulled away in the second half.“They hit us right between the eyes,” Bzdelik said, “and we were on our heels throughout the entire game.”___Follow Joedy McCreary on Twitter at read more

Center for Business & Innovation Satellite Office Opens in Yelm

first_imgFacebook26Tweet0Pin1Submitted by City of YelmThe Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) and the South Thurston Economic Development Council (STEDI) launched a Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) satellite office in partnership with the City of Yelm. The satellite office is open 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday at Yelm City Hall.“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the City of Yelm & the Yelm Chamber of Commerce to help support and grow their local businesses! We love to work alongside cities and chambers to help start and foster sustainable businesses that become key parts of the local community. We know business owners are loaded down with so much to do these days, we hope that by locating our services closer to them we will be able to support them better,” Kaylee Purcell Director CB&I said.The CB&I exists to support people from the idea phase of starting a business to scaling a successful medium size business with up to 100 employees. We offer one-on-one coaching, workshops, and additional resources to help start, grow, and streamline business development. CB&I resources include Washington Center for Women in Business, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Senior Core of Retired Executives, Small Business Development Centers, and STEDI.“We are looking forward to the strengthening our partnership with the Center for Business & Innovation by opening this satellite office in Yelm,” Michael Grayum, City Administrator said. “The technical and strategic support they provide will help current and future businesses continue to thrive in our growing community.”In addition to the satellite office, the CB&I, City of Yelm, Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Center for Women in Business will hold two workshops: “Where’s My Money? A Cash Flow System to Help You Keep Your Profit and Sanity,” 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. September 18, and “How to Start a Business: A Step by Step Road Map to Start Your Successful Small Business,” 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. October 2. The workshops will take place in the Council Chambers at Yelm City Hall.“The Yelm Chamber is so excited to cement our partnership with the Economic Development Council and CB&I, and the City of Yelm, to ensure that business owners have the resources they need to thrive, right here in the heart of Yelm. We hope that business owners will take advantage of these benefits, visit the satellite office, and attend workshops that will take place.” said Line Critchfield, Executive Director of the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce.The Satellite Office is open for walk-in visitors 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and scheduled appointments 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment contact Ryan Norskog, 360-464-6060 or email him at more information about the Thurston EDC CB&I Yelm Satellite office visit or contact George Sharp, Rural Program Manager at 360-464-6043 or DetailsWhere’s My Money?  A Cash Flow System to Help You Keep Your Profit and SanitySeptember 18, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Yelm City Hall Council Chambers, 106 Second St. SE, Yelm, WA 98597Inadequate cash flow closes more businesses than lack of profit. A small business can be making a profit each year and still not have enough cash flow to make ends meet (payroll and overhead) each month, and the first 5 years are your most vulnerable. In this 2-hour workshop we will work on an actual cash flow projection for the next year (so bring your pencil and paper/laptop),  and give you all of the tools to understand cash flow and how to protect your profit, manage for growth and slow periods, know when you should hire, fire, and/or hold your position. If you have been meaning to learn more about your finances, or if you are stressed every month over money, this workshop is for you! Both workshops are taught by Tawn Holstra Auston, Rural Business Coach for the Washington Center for Women in Business Rural Services Program.How to Start a Business:   A Step by Step Road Map to Start Your Successful Small Business!October 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Yelm City Hall Council Chambers, 106 Second St. SE, Yelm, WA 98597If you have a small business and are in your first year, or if you want to start a business, you can come and have all your questions answered, address your concerns/problems/sticking points, and start to strategize for the next 12 months. You can be making money in your business within a few months and design a road map for your success! A year from now, you will wish you started today.About the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation: The Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand. We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.last_img read more