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Auditing performance

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Messer Hosting Affordable Care Act Sessions

first_imgMesser (R-Ind) announced Affordable Care Act sessions in southeast Indiana.Informational sessions about the Affordable Care Act will be held this week, courtesy of Congressman Luke Messer and his staff.The 6th District lawmaker says while most people he talks to are not in support of the healthcare law, he believes it’s important that Hoosiers understand it and what it means to them.Several of Messer’s staff members will host a presentation and provide information, including Director of Operations Tim Hawkins and Policy Director John Hatter.A meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon from 3-4p.m. in Connersville at the City Council Chambers, 500 N. Central Avenue.Informational sessions will be held in various places on Wednesday, Feb. 26:10 to 11 a.m. in Brookville at the Commissioner’s Room in the Franklin County Government Center, 1010 Franklin Avenue.1 to 2 p.m.  in Lawrenceburg at the Dearborn County Administration Building, 215 W. High St.3 to 4 p.m.  in Versailles at the Ripley County Annex Building, 102 First N St.last_img read more

Robert Underwood

first_imgRobert B. Underwood, 93, of Versailles passed away at 11:25am, Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Correct on January 1, 1925 on the farm where he spent his entire life, the son of Clarence and Beulah Warfield Underwood. He was married to Marjorie R. Heath on June 27, 1948 and his wife of 69 years survives. Other survivors include two daughters Susan (Danny Jackson) Underwood, and Sally (Greg) Griffin both of Versailles; one son Steven (Natalie German) Underwood of Correct. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother-in-law Norma Lee and Bill Hill. Bob was a 1943 graduate of Versailles High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving from September 1944 to June of 1946. Bob rose to the rank of Corporal and served with the 276th Infantry Division in the Rhineland and Central Europe. For service to his country Bob received the European American Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the Army Occupation of Germany Medal. After the war Bob attended Hanover College and later started his own bulk milk hauling business. He then operated Geisler/Underwood Trucking with his lifelong friend Gayle Geisler and was also a transport semi-truck driver for Reynolds/ Empire Gas in Osgood. Bob also farmed with his son Steven, retiring well after his 87th birthday. Bob was a 65 year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church, a 67 year member of the Versailles Lions Club, and a life member of the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm with memorial services by the Versailles Lions Club at 7:45pm. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Lions Club or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Martino – Fabregas staying at Barca

first_img Three days ago the Catalan club’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said he thought David Moyes’ side’s pursuit of the midfielder was over, after they had two bids turned down. Zubizarreta’s prediction would appear to be vindicated in light of reports that United have turned their attention to signing Marouane Fellaini from Everton instead. Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says he is no longer worried about the possibility of Cesc Fabregas leaving the club to join Manchester United. Fabregas started in Barcelona’s 7-1 win over Thailand on Wednesday and after the game Martino insisted he was not concerned about the player’s future, concerning himself more with the fitness of club captain Carles Puyol, who is still recovering from a knee operation. “Fabregas is still our player and he will be with us for this season,” the Argentinian coach is quoted as telling AS. “Right now I’m more worried about whether Puyol will recover.” The declining physical state of the 35-year-old Catalan defender has made buying a centre-back one of Barcelona’s priorities this summer. However, with 10 days to go until the new season starts, the Primera Division champions have only made one signing – Brazil forward Neymar. The club have now reportedly made a £35 million bid for Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, but Martino refused to shed any light on a possible move for the Brazilian. “I’m in Thailand, I know nothing about any negotiations,” he said. Neymar opened his account for Barcelona by netting the game’s first goal after 12 minutes, with Lionel Messi doubling the scoreline a minute later with a penalty. Martino was encouraged by how the two forwards played on the first occasion they had started together for the Catalans. He said: “They combined well and played in different areas of the pitch. The connection between Neymar and Leo was the most interesting thing about the game and they played as well as we expected. “They combined well and scored goals, but they also combined with other players, which is what you expect at this level.” Pedro scored Barcelona’s third and fifth goals, while Messi hit the fourth to complete his own brace. Teerasil Dangda pulled one back for the hosts before half-time from the spot, before Pedro completed his hat-trick and Alexis Sanchez scored a seventh. Press Associationlast_img read more

Late strikes see off Bluebirds

first_img Former Manchester United forward Solskjaer travelled to London on New Year’s Day as talks stepped up over him replacing the sacked Malky Mackay, and the appointment could be confirmed on Thursday if negotiations between the Molde boss and Cardiff owner Vincent Tan progress well. Under what could well be the last match in charge for David Kerslake and first-team coach Joe McBride, the Bluebirds held out in the face of enormous pressure until Arsenal substitute Nicklas Bendtner crashed home with just two minutes left and Theo Walcott knocked in a second on the break in stoppage time. Solskjaer, 40, will have his work cut out, though, to keep his new club clear of being dragged into a relegation battle following just one win in the last 10 Premier League games. Arsenal, meanwhile, again answered their critics to dig deep and overcome their injury problems to leapfrog Manchester City back to the summit. With Olivier Giroud missing because of an ankle problem, Lukas Podolski led the attack. However, it was pacy forward Walcott who provided the main outlet as Arsenal aimed to play him away behind the Cardiff defence. On 14 minutes, England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who turned 22 on Wednesday, whipped a low ball in from the left which Walcott was just unable to reach as he slid in at the far post and put his shot into the sidenetting. Arsenal slowly started to dominate possession, with Santi Cazorla firing wide from 20 yards after another positive break down the right. The home fans in the Clock End were screaming for a penalty on 25 minutes when Gary Medel looked to have tripped Wilshere as he darted into the left side of the Cardiff area, but referee Jon Moss was not interested. In a rare Cardiff attack, Jordon Mutch got away down the left and drilled in a low shot which Wojciech Szczesny kicked clear. Arsenal beat managerless Cardiff with two late goals to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched from the stands. Clever play by Cazorla in the left side of Cardiff box saw the Spaniard pick out a ball back to Walcott, but his snapshot flew wide. Conditions did not really improve for the start of the second half, but Arsenal were soon back on the offensive as Bacary Sagna flashed an angled half-volley wide from 20 yards. Cardiff felt they should have been given a penalty when a cross from Craig Noone came off Nacho Monreal’s boot and up on to his arm, but the officials were having none of it. Arsenal continued to press, but lacked a decisive pass in the final third. Wilshere collected the ball on the left before cutting back into the Cardiff penalty area and his fierce angled drive cannoned back off the outside of the near post. On 65 minutes, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger made a double change as Tomas Rosicky and Nicklas Bendtner replaced Mathieu Flamini and Podolski. Per Mertesacker glanced a bullet header wide from Walcott’s cross and the big German was again close when arriving at the far post from a corner as his downward header brushed the woodwork. It remained one-way traffic heading into the final 15 minutes and Walcott looked to have been clipped by Ben Turner as he darted into the right side of the Cardiff penalty area. Sagna’s looping header was knocked off the line by Steven Caulker, but the visitors’ resistance was finally broken on 88 minutes. Monreal floated over a deep cross from the left, which Sagna headed goalwards and after David Marshall made a fine reaction block, Bendtner was alert to stab the loose ball home. It came at a cost, however, as the Denmark forward picked up an injury in his collision with the Cardiff goalkeeper and had to be replaced by Thomas Vermaelen. In stoppage time, Walcott was sent clear by Wilshere and clipped the ball over Marshall to seal another hard-earned victory. Press Associationlast_img read more

Frontier has the final word

first_img Aspar kicked for home against the rail in a bid to give Tommy Stack a third successive win in this race, but he had no answer when Final Frontier swept by and galloped on strongly for an emphatic four-and-a-half-length success. Fantastic Secret was best of the rest in third. Harrington said: “I thought he was a nice horse. He was working well with Rockaway Valley and I was hoping he’d come here and do that. “He’s entered in a few races, including the National Stakes, but we’ll let the dust settle until later in the day and see what happens. He seemed to stay that six furlongs very well. “He was pretty professional about it and when Shane asked him to go he did.” The handsome son of Dream Ahead was sent off a well-backed 15-8 favourite for the opener on Derby day, with Shane Foley doing the steering for Jessica Harrington. Final Frontier was buried in the middle of the pack for the first half of the six-furlong journey before being angled wider to mount his challenge inside the last quarter-mile. Final Frontier justified significant market support with a most impressive debut in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise European Breeders Fund Maiden at the Curragh. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ganguly wants to coach India in the future

first_imgSOURAV Ganguly is “definitely interested” in becoming India’s coach, but not right now. The former captain said that his plate was full with current commitments, but once those were done, he would certainly put forward his candidature for the post.“Definitely, I’m interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray,” Ganguly told Press Trust of India. “Currently, I’m associated with too many things — IPL, CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal, where he’s president), TV commentary. Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage. Provided I get selected. But definitely I’m interested. Not now, but in the future.”The BCCI has called for applications for the team’s coaching staff, with the current incumbents’ contracts set to end after India’s tour of West Indies. All of Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, B. Arun and R. Sridhar have had their names automatically entered into the selection process, which will be conducted by the reconstituted Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.Ganguly was part of the original CAC, alongside Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, when the current coaching staff was appointed, and he felt that among the current applicants, there wasn’t any ‘heavyweight’ name.“Going by the applicants, I don’t see any heavyweight names,” he said. “I heard Mahela (Jayawardene) would apply but ultimately he didn’t …. There are not many big names who have applied for the coach’s job. Ultimately I don’t know what the panel will decide. They have been around for a while. Whoever they feel is good they should give it.”Ganguly steered clear of evaluating Shastri’s term as the coach, saying: “I will hold my opinion on that. I don’t think it’s right for me to say about that. I’m too far from the system that decides the coach.”Virat Kohli was asked who his choice of coach would be at the Indian team’s press conference before their departure for the tour of West Indies, and he had indicated his preference for continuing with the current set-up, saying the team had prospered under Shastri and the players liked and respected him.Kohli also said that the CAC hadn’t asked for his input yet, and he would offer his opinion if asked. Subsequently, Kapil Dev said Kohli’s opinion should be given due consideration. “That’s his opinion. We have to respect everybody’s opinion,” Kapil said.The interviews for the new support staff are expected to take place on August 14 and 15. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Women of Troy to tussle with Washington schools

first_imgIt’s looking more and more like the Pac-12 volleyball regular season championship will come down to USC’s season finale against No. 1 UCLA on Nov. 25, but until then, the Women of Troy know they need to take care of business against their other conference foes.After splitting road games this weekend, USC is tied atop the conference standings with the Bruins.No. 10 Washington and Washington State come into Los Angeles this weekend hoping to take some luster off of the season finale between the crosstown rivals.The Women of Troy (18-4, 13-2) will start the weekend, hosting the Cougars (12-12, 4-10), who have lost five of their last six matches.“[Jen Greeny] is new, but she’s really motivated them to compete hard,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “So our players can’t take them lightly in any way shape or form. Washington State will come to play, so if we don’t play our best, then we’ll have our hands full.”The Cougars are led by outside hitter Meagan Ganzer, who is first in the Pac-12 in kills per set (4.91) and points per set (5.46). Ganzer has 103 more kills than anyone else in the conference.“She’s their go-to player,” Bateman said. “Stopping her is one of our main concerns, not letting her have a great night against us.”The senior All-American said the performance of the middle blockers will be key to shutting down Ganzer and the rest of Washington State’s hitters.Senior Lauren Williams, sophomore Alexis Olgard and freshman Hannah Schraer have been rotating in the two middle blocker spots.Williams and Schraer will start Friday night against Washington to give Olgard, who is experiencing some swelling in her knee while recovering from offseason surgery, a rest.“I’ve been working really hard because it took me a while to get back in a rhythm in practice,” Olgard said. “When I finally got back to starting [last weekend] it felt really normal, like it should.”Olgard, who made her first start of the season last weekend against California, will spell Schraer in the starting lineup again on Saturday night against Washington.USC swept the Huskies on the road Sept. 16 to jump start a 12-match winning streak that ended when the team lost to Stanford last weekend.Washington has lost three of its past six matches, but it still stands at the top of several statistical categories in the Pac-12.The Huskies are first in blocks per set (3.57), opponent hitting percentage (.130) and service aces per set (1.64).“Washington is a physical team. They’re really strong,” Bateman said. “They put up a big block every time we play them. So [our plan] will be just about being smart and making the right decisions for our hitters.”Haley said the team is eager to get some revenge against UCLA in the season finale but emphasizes the importance of every game until then.“We don’t overlook anybody and we don’t try to assume anything,” Haley said. “Every week for the next three weeks, we’ve got two matches that we have to prepare well for.”The players echoed similar sentiments about the remaining games in conference play.“It’s going to be a battle until the end,” senior setter Kendall Bateman said. “Any team can be the best any given night so you just have to be ready to play.”last_img read more

Ederson could be back in goal for Manchester City against Feyenoord

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Tottenham must hit the ground running against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.They are in Group H with Real Madrid and only two clubs can go through to the knock out stages.Having finished third in their pool last season, striker Harry Kane says Spurs are determined to do better. Ederson could be back in goals for Manchester City’s Group F encounter against Dutch champions Feyenoord in Rotterdam.The City net minder needed eight stitches following a high boot challenge in the weekend’s win over Liverpool.He was back training yesterday, but wearing a head guard.last_img

Paulo Guerrero Fails Drug Test

first_imgThe Peruvian Footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian club Flamengo and Peru national team will miss the world cup play-off against New Zealand as it has been confirmed that he tested positive for banned substances.After Peru’s 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Argentina on the 5th of October, the Peru Captain who was selected for a doping test was confirmed positive.Flamengo, been involved in the semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana against Junior Barranquilla of Colombia and Paulo, been served with a suspension of 30 days by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee will definitely be missing several matches at club level and of course, the New Zealand world cup play-off on the 11th and 16h of November. RelatedRespite For ‘Drug Cheat’ Guerrero! Peru Captain Set To Feature At Russia 2018December 21, 2017In “FIFA”CWC: Brazil Legend Tips Flamengo To Defeat Liverpool In FinalDecember 21, 2019In “Competition”Paolo Guerrero: Court Lifts Provisional Suspension On Ban, Striker Banned Until April 2019August 23, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more