Shirley Ann Hicks, 83, Brookville

first_imgLoving mother and grandmother, Shirley Ann (Rutherford) Hicks of Brookville, Indiana passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday evening May 29, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.Born November 11, 1935 in Somerset, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late James & Hallie (Duncan) Rutherford.  She was united in marriage to Marshall Hicks on September 14, 1950, and spent her life as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  They were able to enjoy 48 years together and nine children before he passed on March 12, 1999.Survivors include seven children, Treasure (Robert) Chestnut of Hamilton, Ohio, Donald Hicks of Fairfield, Ohio, Kathy (Bruce) Beaman of Brookville, Indiana, Tim (Brenda) Hicks of Camden, Ohio, Mary (David) Norvell of Seven Mile, Ohio, Wayne (Kim) Hicks of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Robin (Dale) Catron of Brookville, Indiana; two sisters, Mickey Medley of Amelia, Ohio and Sandra (Johnny) Sullivan of Oxford, Ohio; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Rutherford and Mazelene Hicks; 23 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces & nephews.She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, her husband Marshall, a daughter, Janice Unsworth, a son, Randy Hicks, a daughter-in-law, Iona Hicks, two grandsons, Timothy Lee Chestnut and baby Bruce; two brothers and three sisters.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Jeff Coy will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.  Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to Ross Animal Adoption.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Hicks family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .The Hicks family would like to thank our gracious Lord in heaven for blessing their lives with the best mother and grandmother they could ever ask for.  We are eternally grateful…last_img read more

Mourinho refuses to comment on Dowd

first_img The visitors might have had a penalty in the first half when Chris Smalling tussled with Branislav Ivanovic – at the same time as Marcos Rojo had his hands on John Terry – as a cross was delivered into the United box, but nothing was given. Then, after Didier Drogba’s 53rd-minute header had put Chelsea in front, they were denied victory in stoppage time when Ivanovic received his second booking of the game for a foul on Angel di Maria and the resulting free-kick came to Robin van Persie, who fired home. “So I won’t. I will speak about the game, which I thought was good. “I thought Manchester United were good, but Chelsea were very good. We played very well, particularly in the second half. I’m so happy with my players.” Regarding the current standings, he then added: “Of course I prefer to lead from the front. “We are four points clear, so I can say at this moment that, next weekend, it won’t matter about results – we will be top of the league. “I prefer to be in front rather than behind, obviously, because you have a little space for your mistakes – or for the referees’ mistakes.” Mourinho also stressed he regards eighth-placed United as title rivals, despite the gap between the two clubs currently standing at 10 points. United boss Louis van Gaal was in no doubt the award of the free-kick that led to his side’s goal was fair. The Dutchman said: “Ivanovic kicked him twice. Maybe the first time (questions can be asked), but the second time, no.” Van Gaal also hailed the fighting spirit his team had shown to grab a late equaliser for a second successive game. Asked if he thought the point was deserved, Van Gaal said: “Yes – you know that also, and Jose Mourinho knows that also. “I have said to the boys it is not our best performance and that is a pity, because at this moment, you have to show yourself – against the better teams. “But in spite of that, we have created a lot of chances, much more than Chelsea. “With the corner kick (that led to the Chelsea goal) there was a lack of communication, and after that, we lost our heads for 10 or 15 minutes and they could have scored a second goal. “They didn’t, and I made a change. We pressed forward, and Chelsea tried to kill the game, making my boys run a lot. “But my boys did that, fought until the end, and we scored. I think it was very deserved. “I think the fighting spirit (was pleasing), for the second time after West Brom (a 2-2 draw on Monday). “I think Chelsea are the best club in Europe at killing the game, but nevertheless we created still one or two chances, and we scored a goal.” When Drogba scored his header, the marker he got the better of was Rafael, a much shorter player. Asked about that, Van Gaal said: “I think Rafael is one of the best defenders. “He lacks a lot of height, but I don’t have other players. That is my problem – we are always smaller than the opponent. “In England, they have tall people – I think they must select only on the height and not the quality!” Mourinho seemed keen to avoid getting into trouble with his comments after the game, but it did not take much reading between the lines to guess his feelings about the decisions that had been made by Dowd. “I have come from the flash interviews,” the Portuguese, whose side are now four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, said in his post-match press conference. “I did five and in all five, the first question was my comments on the referee. “I told them no comment, because when five ask the same thing, I don’t need to answer. “I prefer just to say that in my opinion, from where I was and reading the game, my feeling is that we had a good first half and a fantastic second half. “To come here and play the way we did and not to be happy with the point, because we are not, shows clearly how good we were and how good we are playing at this moment.” Pushed for his feelings on Dowd’s performance, Mourinho said: “You know I cannot speak. “Some (managers) can, some don’t. I am one of the ones that cannot because you know what happens to me when I speak. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s unhappiness with referee Phil Dowd was clear despite his insistence he had no comment to make about the official after the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse falls in 2nd round of ACC Tournament to North Carolina

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm Contact Eric: [email protected]center_img After defeating No. 8-seed Georgia Tech to advance to the second round of the ACC tournament, Syracuse’s run was halted. On Friday, the No. 9-seed Orange (13-12, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) were dominated by No. 1-seed North Carolina (27-1, 14-0) in a 4-0 rout.The match was moved indoors to the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, North Carolina due to weather. No. 56 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were quickly dispatched by No. 7 Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, 6-1, after going down a break to start. Shortly after, a tornado warning suspended play for about 45 minutes.Once play resumed, the UNC pairing of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford finished off Sonya Treshcheva and Guzal Yusupova 6-2, with head coach Younes Limam once again opting to split up Treshcheva and Golubovskaya (who was paired with Dina Hegab). The Orange’s losing streak in doubles now extends to 10 games with the last coming on March 15. Masha Tritou, playing at fifth singles, was the first to fall. After starting tied 1-all, Tritou would not win another game against No. 118 Aney, losing 6-1, 6-0. No. 97 Ramirez went down two breaks early to No. 14 Daavettila and lost the first set 6-3. Ramirez struggled in the second set as Daavettila won 6-0.North Carolina clinched the match at first singles. No. 13 Knutson jumped out to a 4-2 lead up a break, but fell in the first set 6-4. As with Ramirez and Tritou, the second set did not feature a winning game for the Orange as Knutson also fell 6-0. The remainder of the matches went unfinished.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 30 Orange now have to wait until April 29 to see if they will receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

Ruiz says pressure all on Joshua ahead of Saudi rematch

first_img“I was this close last time, so next time I won’t mess up.”Saturday’s bout is mired in controversy. The Saudis have faced intense diplomatic fallout over last year’s murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the conservative kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.Ruiz, however, said he was “happy to be here in Saudi Arabia”.“It feels really good. I feel at home you know. Everybody has been treating me with love and especially enjoying the really good food that they have in this country,” he said.Activists accuse Saudi rulers of using sport as a tool to try and soften their international image.Share on: WhatsApp Pressure on Anthony Joshua, says RuizRiyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr said Monday that all the pressure will be on dethroned champion Anthony Joshua in their contentious showdown in Saudi Arabia.Ruiz, who was born in the United States but fights as a Mexican, caused one of boxing’s biggest upsets in New York in June when he handed Joshua a first defeat to win the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns in New York.The pair will fight the rematch on Saturday in Diriyah, close to the Saudi capital Riyadh, in a hotly-anticipated contest dubbed “Clash on the Dunes”.“We’ve got to see where he’s at because all the pressure is on him. The pressure isn’t on me because I followed my dream, made my dreams come true,” Ruiz said in Riyadh.“Of course I want more though –- I want the legacy of Andy Ruiz Jr.”Joshua said he was “comfortable” and “very relaxed” ahead of the rematch.“I am just going to win. I know I can do it,” Joshua said.last_img read more

Six England players in GB&I Walker Cup squad

first_img Six England players are in the initial 19-man squad for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team, announced today by The R&A. They are Amateur Champion Scott Gregory (image © Leaderboard Photography), Lytham Trophy winner Alfie Plant, English champion Dan Brown and fellow internationals Bradley Moore, Marco Penge and James Walker. Gregory and Plant helped England to win the world championship silver medal at last season’s Eisenhower Trophy. The final team of 10 will be announced in August and will face the United States at Los Angeles Country Club over the weekend of 9–10 September. GB&I will be bidding to retain the historic trophy after a record 16½ – 9½ victory over the USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2015. Craig Watson, who will captain the GB&I Walker Cup team for the first time, said, “We have identified a strong group of players who are all in contention for a place on the team and we will be monitoring their performance and results over the coming season. “We will also pay close attention to the progress and form of players who have not been included in this current squad as they also have the opportunity to play their way into contention for the team selected to play the USA in September.” Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, who lost to Gregory in the final of The Amateur at Royal Porthcawl, is in the squad alongside Craig Howie, Sandy Scott and Connor Syme, who were all in Scotland’s winning team at the 2016 European Amateur Team Championship. They’re joined by compatriots Barry Hume and Craig Ross. Hume is a reinstated amateur following a spell in the professional ranks. Colm Campbell, the current Irish Amateur Open Champion, is joined by Paul McBride, Conor O’Rourke and R&A Foundation scholars Alex Gleeson and Stuart Grehan from Ireland. Gleeson is the Irish Amateur Close Champion, while O’Rourke triumphed in the St Andrews Links Trophy last season. Grehan and McBride were team-mates for Ireland at last year’s world championship, winning a bronze medal in the Eisenhower Trophy. Two Welshmen have been selected for the squad: David Boote and Owen Edwards. Stanford University graduate Boote excelled for GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the St Andrews Trophy and made significant contributions to the winning European teams in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy and the Arnold Palmer Cup. The GB&I squad: David Boote (Walton Heath, Surrey)  Daniel Brown (Masham, Yorkshire)  Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint, County Down)  Owen Edwards (Llanwern, Newport)  Alex Gleeson (Castle, Dublin)  Scott Gregory (Corthampton, Hampshire)  Stuart Grehan (Tullamore, County Offaly)  Craig Howie (Peebles, Borders)  Barry Hume (Haggs Castle, Glasgow)  Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten, Argyll & Bute)  Paul McBride (The Island, Dublin) Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) Conor O’Rourke (Naas, County Kildare) Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park, Kent) Craig Ross (Kirkhill, Lanarkshire) Sandy Scott (Nairn, Nairnshire) Connor Syme (Drumoig, Fife) James Walker (Oaks, Yorkshire) 23 Jan 2017 Six England players in GB&I Walker Cup squad last_img read more

Without a nation there is nothing to brand

first_imgNation branding challenges and successes faced by Eastern European countries such as Ukraine, Bulgaria and Kosovo, in the wake of political and social change in the region since 1989, were held up as lessons in nation branding.Professor Nadia Kaneva offered the analysis in a presentation titled “The branded national imagination and its limits: Insights from the post-socialist experience” given at a Brand South Africa Competitiveness Forum for South African academia. Held at the University of Pretoria, Tshwane, on 5 October 2016, the forum aimed at in-depth analysis of global and domestic issues influencing the reputation and competitiveness of the nation’s brand.“As communism was ending, the Romanian flag allowed for a discourse around the future of the Nation” says Dr. Nadia Kaneva @Brand_SA forum— Guido van Garderen (@GuidovGarderen) October 5, 2016Presenting at the event were key academics in the fields of business, humanities and political science, from a host of South African universities and tertiary institutions.The goal of the dialogue is to compile all presentations and contributions into a peer-reviewed journal, with a view to positioning South Africa as a thought leader in nation branding. Key to the success of that journal will be the keynote contribution from Kaneva.Bulgarian-born Kaneva is an associate professor in the University of Denver’s media, film and journalism faculty. She is a globally respected and widely published researcher who uses critical sociology and media studies to dissect the commercialisation of politics and culture in Eastern Europe through nation branding and reputation-building.Kaneva’s ultimate conclusion – that in order to be more effective, an imagined nation brand should align closer to and more realistically to the changes in the nation and its people – was honed through extensive research on radical changes in Romania after the fall of communism, post-conflict Kosovo during the 2000s and the relationship between Ukraine and Russia as recently as three years ago.The lessons learnt in the research can be just as easily applied to any nation brand, especially for emerging economies like South Africa, she says.In introducing Kaneva, University of Pretoria deputy dean of humanities Professor Maxi Schoeman highlighted the importance of getting an outsider view on building South Africa’s brand internationally, someone objective enough to weigh up the differences and similarities between the country and nations with similar histories.The science and application of nation branding was now very much part of mainstream academia and an essential tool for governance, Kaneva said at the start of her presentation. As a legitimate interdisciplinary field, the study of nation branding included elements of media and marketing ideas, anthropological study, business theory and sociology.Yet, Kaneva argued, developing and managing a national brand and reputation would always be a highly political and therefore delicate process, the success of which did not always lie in the area of savvy marketing or critical theory.This was evident in post-socialist Eastern Europe countries experiencing the swift changes of political and economic experiments, Kaneva said.Extensive global multichannel marketing campaigns by Romania and Kosovo highlighted each country’s promise in its people and economics in a vastly depoliticised way, focusing on things such as tourism and investment and replacing a more realistic national identity with something more market-oriented, in other words, what “the outside world wanted to see”.In 2009, two years after gaining independence, Kosovo’s first attempt at marketing the country to the outside world was in the form of a television commercial, The Young Europeans. While carrying a positive message of reconciliation and cultural tolerance as well as an eagerness to partake economically in the European Union, it told little about the country and its people to outsiders (investors, tourists) that would differentiate it from any other European nation.While initially successful, there was a negative reaction from citizens, who felt misrepresented by this imagined nation brand. As Kaneva says, a rejection of idealised, imagined branding is ultimately counter-productive to what a country brand really wants to achieve.Watch The Young Europeans:At the crux of the argument, Kaneva says, is honesty with the nation brand, creating an identity that can actually be recognised by the people it is supposed to be representing.Offering solutions to link the imagined nation brand closer to reality, Kaneva highlighted the following:Recognise that nation branding has a political element and embrace it, with all its shortcomings and diversities.Invest in programmes and policy that encourages and grows both citizen engagement and development in the nation and its brand: let people inform the national message.Look beyond the data of perception ratings to formulate effective nation brand evaluation and measurement: outside views, particularly those formulated with data, are important, but other research models are necessary to get the complete picture of a nation.Diminish the focus and use of transnational mass media nation brand advertising; look to niche marketing opportunities for creating a truer, most consistent national image and reputation.Concluding her presentation, Kaneva said that reconstructing and refreshing national identities, particularly for nations with a history of significant political and societal transformation, should always consider the transformations of the people it represented, adding that, “without a nation there will be nothing to brand”.Download full reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Florida Virtual School: Is This What the School of the Future Will Look Like?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Learning#web Although there’s been much talk that the future of education will be online, the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country’s first state-wide Internet-based public high school, is actually over a decade old. So for the 97,000 students who took classes via FLVS during the past school year, that future of online education is here now.FLVS doesn’t grant any degrees or diplomas, but it does offer more than 125 accredited courses, including the core subjects, honors classes, world languages, electives, and 14 Advanced Placement courses. There are no textbooks; all the material is online, and the instruction happens via the Web, email and phone. (The video below is a sample from the American History course, which all takes place inside an online game, but most courses at FLVS aren’t offered that way.)Students can enroll full or part-time, and according to FLVS officials, most students take the online courses to supplement their coursework at their local, “brick and mortar” schools, particularly when those schools don’t offer specific classes. About 66% of the students enrolled in FLVS attend other public schools.Teaching and Learning OnlineFLVS does not follow the traditional school calendar – 8 a.m. ’til 3 p.m., Monday thru Friday, fall thru spring. Rather, enrollment and classes happen on an ongoing basis. Students select the month they prefer to start the class, and the FLVS tries to place them with an available instructor. Courses last about 16 to 18 weeks, but they are asynchronous, meaning students are able to study the material when they want and at their own pace. FLVS has about 1,200 staff, and although FLVS teachers all have a Florida teaching certificate, they’re not all Florida residents, something that teaching online enables (and that time-zones and “anytime learning” demand.) The school trains teachers for online instruction and tries to recruit new teachers who are specifically interested in this sort of teaching environment. And as FLVS was founded in 1997 and has a long history of working in online education, the school touts itself as both a resource and a model.Funding an Online Education: Public or Private?FLVS is part of the Florida public education system, serving students in all 67 of the state’s districts. As such, courses are free to Florida residents. But the school is open to any middle and high schooler anywhere, with tuition fees for non-residents ($375 per class per semester. AP courses cost an additional $25.).Less than 900 students took FLVS courses last year from locations other than Florida – just a fraction of the school’s overall enrollment. But that revenue stream from non-residents is just one of the things that makes the school an interesting blend of a public education and private company. The classes for those outside of Florida are run by the school’s for-profit wing, the FLVS Global School, and if you’re interested in opening your own school, FLVS offers you the option to start your own “franchise.” Florida tax-dollars do foot the bill for the state’s students attending FLVS. But FLVS only receives payment from the state once a student successfully completes a course. That makes FLVS the only public school whose funding is tied directly to student performance. And as “student performance” and “funding” are as much buzzwords as “online education,” FLVS may find itself a model for more than just Web-based teaching and learning.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more Outage Continues – Did You Notice?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#music#news#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Music streaming service has been experiencing one of the most serious system outages it has ever encountered. It is just now returning to normal after being down for 24 hours. According to database architect, the service has been “experiencing an extended period of downtime in all user-facing services,” and it could take some time before those services return to a fully stable state.While this was obviously a major problem for the company to solve, I wonder: did you notice? I can’t say that I did. I haven’t scrobbled in months on end. I can’t remember the last time I even streamed music from I’ve moved on to bigger and better things…have you?What Happened at Last.fmAccording to the blog post, the issue was caused by a hardware failure. Yesterday afternoon, a fault in a blade chassis in one’s datacenters broke, and took down the power supply for its rack with it. The onsite teams couldn’t resolve the issue with the chassis, but managed to restore power to the rest of the rack. However, the chassis had contained several critical components of the top-level load balancing systems, which are used to evenly distribute traffic across’s data centers.Because the remaining data centers were then running under a higher than usual load, outages began to occur. There were problems not only with the radio service, but also with scrobbling and the website itself.Now, it’s a matter of waiting for fresh DNS information to propagate around the Internet. When that occurs, the service will be up-and-running for everyone. users should know that scrobbles are safe in the meantime, thanks to client caching.So, Did You Notice?Obviously, plenty of regular users did notice the outage, and were tweeting about it over the past day. But for me, the outage only served to remind me that the service existed at all. I no longer care for streaming radio services like – or Pandora, for that matter – I’m using a subscription based music service instead, where I can access (nearly) any song I want on demand, create my own playlists and browse through playlist suggestions from others. You want “cloud iTunes,” you say? Well, you can have it now.In my case, I’m using MOG, a subscription-based streaming music service preferred by a couple of us here at ReadWriteWeb. However, ?Rdio, a similar service from Skype, KaZaA and Joost creators Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, is the better choice, according to many whom I’ve spoken to.It comes down to what features you really need. Rdio, for example, will match your iTunes catalog with its own, providing easy access to your favorite tunes. It also offers better social networking features for sharing recommendations via Twitter and Facebook. And its mobile applications are well-designed and easy to use.MOG suffers a bit in the design aspect of its apps, and according to some reports, their stability too, but its catalog is currently larger: 10 million tracks to Rdio’s 7 million. However, these numbers change regularly, as record deals are brokered.  If you start to feel like you’re missing the serendipity that services like Pandora and offered, both MOG and Rdio provide a “radio” option that lets you stream music, but MOG’s more configurable, much to the disappointment of someRdiofans.Although neither of these services are free, like is, they’re both definitely worth the money. And frankly, since the time I started using subscription music, I haven’t been back to at all.But I wonder where the rest of the early adopters are with this. What are you using these days for streaming music? Are you still a fan? Or have you also moved on to MOG, Rdio, or – if you’re fortunate enough – Spotify? Or maybe you still prefer iTunes? 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img sarah perez 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President until 2023

first_imgGianni Infantino was re-elected FIFA president unopposed at the congress of world football’s governing body in Paris on Wednesday as he claimed to have turned the organisation from being toxic and almost criminal back to its core values.Infantino’s re-election was marked by a round of applause from the congress after the statutes were changed earlier in the day to no longer require a vote if there was only one candidate for the position.The 49-year-old Swiss-Italian lawyer now has a four year mandate to try and accomplish his grandiose plans for football which were partly frustrated in his first term.He has been in charge of FIFA since February 2016, after succeeding Sepp Blatter in the wake of a damaging corruption scandal that Infantino claimed the body had now shaken off.”Nobody talks about crisis at FIFA any more or rebuilding it from scratch. Nobody talks about scandals or corruption, we talk about football. We can say that we’ve turned the situation around,” he told the congress in a lengthy speech at Paris Expo.”This organisation has gone from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be an organisation that develops football and is now synonymous with transparency, integrity.””Today everything is open and transparent. It is not possible at FIFA to make hidden payments of do anything unethical with our money. There is no more place for corruption,” he claimed.Infantino said FIFA’s previously precarious financial situation was now looking rosy with the organisation’s budget increased from $5 billion to $6.4bn and reserves up from $1bn to $2.75bn.advertisementThis was despite increased spending on development projects in FIFA’s 211 member associations. FIFA spent $1.1bn in the period 2015-18 and will increase the sum to $1.75bn from 2019-2022, he added.Infantino claimed 11 areas of progress during his tenure, from financial health, women’s development, the fight against racism and a scandal-free 2026 World Cup bidding process. However, he said the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system had been his major triumph.”It’s the biggest success story. It has become an integral part of football inside one year. It doesn’t change the game, but it helps and cleans the game. It brings justice to the game. It’s not perfect but it’s very close to perfection,” he said.Infantino also used the opportunity to promote the new-look 24-team Club World Cup, which starts in two years’ time but is under threat of a boycott from Europe’s top clubs due to concerns over fixture congestion.”We know that clubs are the heartbeat of the game, they train the players. We need to offer clubs a chance to shine on a world stage and to challenge for a World Cup,” he added.Also Read | Rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo droppedAlso Watch:last_img read more