first_imgElder (left) was officially named town manager December 11.DILLSBORO, Ind. – The Dillsboro Town Council is naming Seth Elder as the new town manager.Elder previously worked for Indiana Landmarks, a statewide nonprofit foundation dedicated to historic preservation and community revitalization.Town officials say Elder has working knowledge of the tools available to local governments for redevelopment efforts, such as TIF districting to tax credits.Elder states, “Through innovative planning and professional management, the utilization of these tools can make up for the lack of a large economic base and ensure that rural communities such as Dillsboro remain vibrant and livable places well into the future.”He is a 2008 graduate of DePauw University and working towards his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Ball State University.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Southampton are reportedly considering parting ways with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.While the Austrian took the positives from last weekend’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Saints suffered a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Friday.The margin of the loss equalled the Premier League record, which has seemingly led to the south-coast outfit considering a change in the dugout.According to the Daily Mail, connections to Southampton have begun to contemplate potential replacements for Hasenhuttl.Despite the 52-year-old keeping the club in the Premier League last season, he has won just 12 of his 37 matches in all competitions.Southampton next face back-to-back matches against Manchester City in the EFL Cup and Premier League respectively.last_img read more

first_imgDoha: Chinki Yadav secured India’s 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting with a career-best qualification score of 588 but could not win a medal at the 14th Asian Championship in Doha on Friday. The national championship silver and junior world championship bronze-medallist, however, could not replicate her qualification form in the final, only managing a sixth-place finish with a score of 116. Daughter of an electrician in the Madhya Pradesh government’s sports department in Bhopal, Chinki finished a creditable second in the qualifications of women’s 25m pistol event at the Lusail Shooting Range.  “I cannot explain how happy I am. This has been my best ever performance. I would like to credit my coaches, especially Jaspal sir for this as well as all those who have supported me including everyone in the Bhopal academy and the NRAI,” Chinki said after the event.The 21-year-old Chinki shot a perfect 100 to finish second in the qualification stage with an aggregate of 588, behind Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon (590).  Qualifying for the final was enough for Chinki to book an Olympic quota place for the country as four of the eight finalists had already secured their quotas in earlier competitions. There were four quotas on offer in the ongoing prestigious tournament. It’s the country’s second quota spot in 25m pistol event after Rahi Sarnobat won the first at the World Cup in Munich earlier this year.  Other Indians in the fray, Annu Raj Singh (575) and Neeraj Kaur (572) finished 21st and 27th respectively. Chinki, who is also interested in painting, has appeared in four ISSF World Cups in her maiden year. Her best score in the qualifications before this was 584, which she shot in the Rio World Cup earlier this year. She thanked national coach Jaspal Rana after experiencing one of the best days of her shooting career.Also Read | Shooter Deepak Kumar Bags Olympic Quota, Manu Bhaker Wins Gold In Asian ChampionshipsChinki has been doing active shooting since 2012 but this is her first year with the senior national team. India have already bagged Olympic quota places in 10m air rifle (men and women), 50m rifle 3 position (men), 10m air pistol (men and women) and 25m air pistol (women). For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgTHE 2017 Inter-Guiana Games (IGG), will be hosted in Paramaribo, Suriname. This is according to a Protocol signed between the Directors of Sport for Suriname (Luciano Memgmikrom) and Guyana (Christopher Jones) yesterday.Jones, along with Lavern Fraser-Thomas and James Bond, Commissioners of the National Sports Commission (NSC) were Guyana’s representatives in the Dutch-speaking country to discuss and put in place the protocol for the games which was the brainchild of former President Forbes Burnham, to help foster closer relations with Suriname through sports among student athletes.While the NSC is yet to make an official announcement, the signed protocol seen by Chronicle Sport states that this year the two countries will compete in the disciplines of track and field, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming and cycling.With the exception of basketball which will have only female participation, the other disciplines will feature both male and female athletes, born 1999.The aim of the Games, according to the protocol, is to create an opportunity for students to compete in different sport disciplines, focusing on better results and fostering better understanding of each other’s culture.last_img read more

first_imgThe Badger men’s golf team is one of the most promising squads on campus. While they are anchored by junior standouts Sam Anderson and Griffin Barela, Head Coach Michael Burcin has welcomed two immediate impact players in freshmen Sebastian Iqbal and Coalter Smith.The beginning of the season was slow for the young Badger team as they struggled to put together a complete tournament of solid team scores. The group placed 10th out of 16, ninth out of 13, and 12th out of 12 teams in three of the first tournaments in the fall season. Though this initial start to the season was mediocre at best, there existed positives to draw on from each tournament.Men’s Golf: Freshman Sebastian Iqbal and Badgers show promise at Bearcat InvitationalThe University of Wisconsin men’s golf team traveled to Cincinnati for the Bearcat Invitational to start the month of October. Read…The first tournament of the season was hosted by the Badgers at their home course, University Ridge. Anderson busted out of the gates and heated the Badgers during the duration of the tournament.Anderson proved to be a leader of the team as he utilized his experience at University Ridge to his advantage, finishing all by himself in ninth place. The youthful and promising duo of Iqbal and Smith did not fail to impress as well. They both showed their potential final round scores of three under par.Iqbal has a strong track record of success dating back to high school. The freshman from San Jose, California finished with the low score in all 12 matches of his senior season and won the league final by a landslide of seven shots. Smith, like Iqbal, has accolades of his own.The Grosse Pointe Farms native was named Michigan’s 2019 Mr. Golf, a prestigious award recognized by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association. Smith finished top three in the Michigan state championships in his sophomore, junior and senior high school seasons, adding a regional tournament win his senior year.Men’s Golf: Where to now? Last place finish forces reevaluationWith the 2019 spring season Jordan Hahn’s last, the Badgers hoped to capitalize off of their star player’s prowess one Read…One of Wisconsin’s following competitions, the Marquette Invitational, found the team in last place. The tournament provided rough conditions that stymied the Badgers, who were competing at the prestigious Erin Hills golf course.To add to the hardship of defeat, Big Ten rivals Northwestern and Purdue finished the Marquette Invitational in first and second place, respectively. It is safe to say this performance lit a fire under the young and talented Badger team.Burcin spoke to UW Athletics about the results of the Marquette Invitational.“We had a lot of discussions after Erin Hills, and I could tell right away they were ready to move on,” Burcin said.The Badger’s most successful test to date occurred in Cincinnati at the Musketeer Invitational. Wisconsin recorded season lows in 18, 36 and 54 hole scoring totals, making it safe to say the trip down to Cincinnati was a successful one. The team fired a first round score of three-under par and continued the steady play to the finish, winning the tournament by four strokes — but it only got better from there.Men’s Golf: Fresh faces show promise despite last place finishThe Badger men’s golf team traveled in-state this past weekend to Erin, Wisconsin to compete in the Marquette Intercollegiate. The Read…Anderson closed the final round with a three-under par 68 placing him in second place, a career best finish by seven spots. Lugging just behind Anderson was Smith, who also set career lows for 18, 36 and 54 hole scores and recorded a career best fifth-place finish. It was about time this Badger squad, who is loaded with talent, burst onto the scene — exciting things are sure to come in the future. Shoutout to senior Pete Kuhl as well, who placed in an impressive tie for eighth place competing as an individual.The Badger golf team should be on all Badger fans’ radars for years to come. Freshmen Iqbal and Smith have proven their skills in just the first few tournaments of the year and should be able to continue to improve and gain momentum as the season heats up.Anderson is currently in the process of playing the best golf of his career. I think it’s fair to expect his recent dominance to continue as his confidence increases along with his level of play.If these three players can grow on their success, and if Barela can get back to his sophomore season form, expect the Badger men’s golf team to make some waves in the Big Ten for the first time in years.last_img read more

first_img Comments Published on August 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Atlantic Coast Conference will require three COVID-19 tests per week for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball athletes, the conference announced Friday. The conference has also implemented “several enhancements” to protocols regarding cardiac testing, specifically for athletes that test positive for COVID-19.The announcement comes after the ACC’s first Medical Advisory Group report, released July 29, suggested testing athletes only once a week. One of those tests must still be administered within three days of competition, the conference stated Friday in a release. Cross country athletes will still be tested every other week.The ACC also added protocols for football. Players should be tested a day prior to competition and then within 48 hours of the game’s conclusion. A third party will conduct the test prior to gameday, and testing applies to all “team members,” which includes players, coaches and administrative staff, the release states.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse players have sat out four training camp practices since Aug. 6, in part calling for increased COVID-19 testing. SU agreed to test its football players three times per week once the season began, but until Aug. 28, the ACC had not made a conference-wide ruling regarding more frequent COVID-19 testing.Every athlete that tests positive will “undergo a cardiac evaluation,” before they gradually return to play, the ACC stated.The conference also made changes to football’s sideline protocols in order to eliminate all “non-essential personnel” from team areas.last_img read more

first_imgClonmel’s Dean Gardiner says he’ll be aiming to use his experience to win gold at the inaugural European Games in June. The Tipp man has been included in the Irish Team to travel to Baku next month alongside a total of 63 athletes who will take part in the competition across 14 different sports.Dean Gardiner will compete in the super-heavyweight division and he says his hard training is paying off. The games will get underway on the 12th June.last_img

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years One way or another, great success often requires great sacrifice.In ushering what the Lakers hope is a championship-contending era in a landmark trade for Anthony Davis on Saturday, they had to give up players they once thought might represent a bright future: Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.None of those players, all of whom were first-round draft picks in the last three years, have approached the impact that Davis brings to the court. With two perennial All-Stars in Davis and LeBron James, the Lakers could be positioned to return to the game’s biggest stage again next season.But for many fans, trading three pieces of what was commonly called “the young core” of the team will extinguish a hopeful sentiment that flickered during some of the darkest seasons in franchise history. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIngram and Ball, in particular as No. 2 picks, were heralded after being drafted in back-to-back years. Coming out of Duke, Ingram captured the Lakers’ intrigue as a player who drew comparisons to Kevin Durant, with enviable length and raw tools. Ball, a homegrown, savvy-passing point guard from Chino Hills, needed no hype, but the Lakers provided some anyway when then-team president Magic Johnson said he expected Ball’s jersey to be hanging alongside other Lakers greats one day. The Lakers front office also punted on another former lottery pick, D’Angelo Russell, in a 2017 trade to create space for Ball to assume a starting role at point guard.They were promising prospects in the vacuum created by Kobe Bryant’s 2016 retirement, and then-Coach Luke Walton’s tenure was judged in part by their development during three losing seasons (98-148 record) out of the playoffs. They formed a playful team chemistry, which manifested in the public eye through their social media “roasts” of one another.James’ arrival shifted the importance of winning to the forefront, ahead of development. As the team maneuvered for Anthony Davis during January and February, then again this month, those players became critical trade chips. Next season, they’ll suit up for the Pelicans – an ESPN report described New Orleans’ vision for Ball and Ingram to start in next year’s lineup.Notably, the Lakers held onto Kyle Kuzma, a second-year forward who emerged as a starter this past season while winding up as the team’s second-leading scorer. A former No. 28 pick in the 2017 draft, Kuzma has a team-friendly contract and potential that has caught the eye of USA Basketball. Kuzma received word of the trade during a business trip in Shanghai.Of the trio dealt, Ingram has been the most productive. He averaged 13.9 points across 190 games with the Lakers, and his third season was his most efficient: He shot nearly 50 percent while scoring 18.3 points per game, adding 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists. The Lakers themselves once thought their young players with James provided an adequate foundation to compete. Last December, Walton said he thought the team “absolutely” had a chance to compete if the youth continued to develop as they had for the past few seasons. But he also acknowledged that trade rumors, even then, were a frequent part of their lives.“Do they read? I’m sure they do. Since we’ve been here every single year, there’s articles and media talking about who’s going to be traded, who’s not going to be traded,” Walton said. “Sadly, they’re probably used to it already even though a couple of them have only been at it for a year or two.” His 2018-19 campaign was cut short by a blood clot that Ingram first thought was mere shoulder soreness. After surgery, doctors determined that his condition was unlikely to recur and that he will be ready for next season. At his exit interview in April, Ingram said he was hoping to come back stronger, and that he thought the feeling of losing close games would make the Lakers “a better team and better organization next year.”Ball was more polarizing: At times, his dazzling passing and dogged defense flashed the All-Star potential the Lakers thought he had. In other games, he struggled to stand out. His unconventional shooting form never found the basket consistently: Ball’s 40.8 percent from the field and 41.7 mark from the free-throw line this past season emboldened critics. Averaging 10 points, 6.4 assists and 6.2 rebounds in just 99 games, Ball’s greatest obstacle might have been injury, ending the season on the bench in both of his Lakers seasons. He last saw the court on Jan. 19, when he sprained his ankle against the Houston Rockets.While a relatively mild-mannered player, Ball’s family manufactured plenty of off-the-court drama, particularly father LaVar Ball who lit into coaches and teammates with braggadocious sound bytes. This spring, Ball’s clothing company Big Baller Brand was dragged through an ugly split after the family discovered Alan Foster, a close family friend, could not account for missing money from the company.LaVar Ball couldn’t help but issue parting shots after learning his son had been traded, telling ESPN that he guaranteed the Lakers wouldn’t win another championship, and “it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life.”Still, Lonzo Ball drew praise from teammates, including James, for his bearing on and off the court. Ball reflected in his exit interview about playing with James, who he grew up idolizing.“It was a dream come true for me,” he said. “Hopefully I can play more games with him. I’ve been watching him my whole life, it was everything I thought it would be.”A national championship winner out of Villanova, Hart surprised with his contributions shooting and hustling, often guarding much larger defenders. He averaged 7.9 points in 130 games across his two seasons. Hart was among the most candid about the influence of trade rumors this past season, which he called “annoying.”Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetSporting News Fantasy podcasts available on Youtube, Soundcloud and iTunes.Fantasy Football Podcast: TE previewTimestamps:General draft strategy at TE (1:58): It makes sense to jump on Travis Kelce, who produces like a WR1, but after him, who’s worth targeting early?Our top trio of tight ends (10:16): Zach Ertz and George Kittle join Kelce at the top…but one of them is a bigger concern than the other.The messy second tier (14:00): Who knows how these names will shake out at the end of the season (although we feel really good about Evan Engram)? If Trey Burton or Eric Ebron was the best or worst in this second group, we wouldn’t be surprised, especially since one of us has a personal vendetta against Ebron.MORE SEASON PREVIEW PODCASTS:QB | RB | WR | D/STSleepers (26:35): We like taking advantage of early-season suspension to get Chris Herndon at a value, and there’s clearly a gaping need for pass-catchers in Miami that Mike Gesicki can capitalize on. They couple with a pair of No. 2 TEs who would have huge value if they moved to the top of their respective depth charts.  When it comes to our 2019 tight end rankings, there’s a huge mess in the middle tiers. One owner’s sleeper is another’s bust, and you can get by with a number of different draft strategies. On this positional preview podcast, we try to bring the TE position into more focus, breaking down all the key players — including several who won’t be on the field in Week 1. (Lookin’ at you, Gronk.)Listening to a podcast about tight ends isn’t anyone’s idea of a non-stop party,  but when your opponent has Travis Kelce and you have Delanie Walker, you may wish you had paid a bit more attention ahead of your draft.  Do-not-draft TEs (36:06): Is Greg Olsen too old? Will David Njoku get enough targets? Can George Kittle possible return value at this current ADP?Bold predictions: (42:22): We predict top-10 seasons for one tight end who can’t stay healthy and another who’s currently retired. The other guys (50:00): If we didn’t talk about them yet, we do here. That includes Hunter Henry finally being his “the man” with the Chargers and returning plodders Delanie Walker and Jason Witten.last_img read more

first_imgThe NFL will play games on Saturday if the 2020 college football season is canceled or postponed until the spring, according to a report by NBC Sports: The Mid-American Conference (MAC) became the first FBS program to cancel its football season as health concerns grow amid the coronavirus pandemic. BREAKING: AP source: Mid-American Conference becomes 1st major college football conference to cancel fall season. https://t.co/xwowzKup46— The Associated Press (@AP) August 8, 2020Commissioners of the Power 5 conference met Sunday night to discuss whether the fall season could be played, but no decisions have been made.“Are we in a better place today than two weeks, ago?” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told The Associated Press. “No, we’re not.”If the college football season is canceled or postponed and the report is true, the NFL would have games on four days of the week in 2020: Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday.center_img “It’s unclear whether the games would be broadcast, streamed, or distributed on a pay-per-view basis, but the league likely would backfill the vacant Saturday windows with NFL content. The easiest approach would be to treat each Saturday like the late-season tripleheader the league staged in 2019, with a game at 1:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. ET. That would trim the Sunday slate by three games each week.”MORE: Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence becomes leading voice for #WeWantToPlay messagelast_img read more