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23Sep/20

Glenda S. Craig

first_imgGlenda S. Craig, 72, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday September 10, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born March 11, 1947 in Milan, Indiana, daughter of the late Herbert Leon Witte and Susie (Mangold) Witte.She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.Glenda was excellent at quilting and sewing, and she loved to fish. Glenda was very talented at drawing. She enjoyed listening to country music and watching old western movies. Glenda’s passion was her family, she loved to spend time with them and she will be missed by all who knew her.Glenda is survived by her children, Tammy (Brian) Johnson, Kim Wilson and Wyatt Craig all of Aurora, IN.; siblings, Mike Witte of Moores Hill, IN., Faye (Lonnie) Riddell of Aurora, IN., Kenneth (Nancy) Witte of Aurora, IN., and Walter Witte of Moores Hill, IN.; grandchildren, Cassie and Brianna Johnson, Morgan & Kendra Wilson, Marissa Craig and Brooklyn Sturgill; great grandchild, Dakota Johnson.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 23 years, William Craig; and brother, Robert Witte.Friends will be received Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 16393 St. Rd. #148, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church, Friday at 11:00 am with Richard Richardson officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Ebenenzer Baptist Church. 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

20Sep/20

White House Organizes Social Media Summit Without FB, Google, Twitter

first_imgThe White House has scheduled a social media summit for Thursday afternoon, but representatives from the industry’s largest platforms are not expected to be in attendance.According to reports, Facebook, Twitter and Google’s Alphabet were not invited. YouTube, which is owned by Google, apparently did not receive an invitation either.Based on the confirmed list of attendees, the event will most likely focus on exploring and discussing recent allegations of censorship and anti-conservative political bias by the aforementioned outlets.These are the confirmed attendees:Prager U: a conservative political nonprofit that produces short videos. Prager U filed a lawsuit against YouTube for allegedly censoring its content and discriminating against the organization, after YouTube put more than 100 PragerU videos on its restricted list for content that allegedly violates its terms of service.Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe: He is known for exposing alleged corruption on the left using undercover interview tactics.The Heritage Foundation: A conservative think-tank.The Media Research Center: A media bias watchdog which has a self-described mission to “expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media.”Turning Point USA: A conservative youth organization.Additionally, cartoonist Ben Garrison was reportedly invited and then uninvited to the summit. The White House rescinded the invitation due to criticism that his cartoons were anti-Semitic. In response, Garrison defended his cartoon, and added that his presence “would be a media distraction from the President’s message.”President Trump has repeatedly threatened to take legal and regulatory actions against various internet platforms, including Facebook and Google, as he believes they are attempting to influence voters against him leading up to the 2020 election. He has also accused Twitter of encouraging users to stop following him because he is a Republican.The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission both recently opened investigations into Google and Facebook.Also, the White House launched an online reporting tool last May that allows social media users to report incidents of alleged political bias.last_img read more

16Sep/20

Gabby Cooper experiences struggles of Syracuse’s 3-point heavy offense

first_img Published on November 29, 2016 at 10:24 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ In Syracuse’s home-opener against Rhode Island on Nov. 11, freshman Gabby Cooper threw up 18 3-pointers.She made just four.In the Orange’s next game, Nov. 14 in the Carrier Dome against Siena, Cooper again relentlessly heaved shots from beyond the arc, this time attempting 14 3-pointers.She made three.After the Rhode Island game, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman was asked whether Cooper needed to relax with the 3-pointers. He said he almost took her out a few times for not shooting enough. In his offense, Hillsman said, open shots need to be taken.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That was one of the more difficult things to adjust to,” Cooper said. “Sometimes you don’t feel ready to shoot.”Shooting just 23.6 percent from the 3-point line in the first seven games of her freshman campaign, Cooper has experienced the tough love that comes with running as a guard in Hillsman’s deep-ball offense. She’s shot at least 10 3-pointers in four of SU’s (4-3) games this season but has made only 17 of her 72 attempts.When Syracuse recruited Cooper, she said she expected to receive significant minutes on the court. But after playing 194 minutes already this season, the third highest total on the team, even Cooper admits that she didn’t expect to be playing this much, and she didn’t expect to be shooting nearly as many 3s.Hillsman said at the beginning of the season that the Orange would have to rely on 3-pointers to survive this season. After the team’s national championship appearance last year — a by-product of its heavy reliance and success with 3-pointers — Hillsman said the team “has no other choice” than to live or die from 3-point range.But after losing guard Brianna Butler following last season, the SU staff knew it needed a third guard to complement Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes. That’s where Cooper came in.“(Cooper) can make shots, she’s athletic enough and she’s smart enough,” assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “The biggest thing was, could she pick the schemes up quick enough to learn everything to play? Gabby’s a very smart player. “With Cooper tasked to replace Butler’s stellar numbers from the 3-point line, this reliance on 3s has been rough for SU in the early part of the year. Syracuse has lost three of its last four games and dropped nine spots to No. 20 from No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.In SU’s 62-61 loss at Drexel last Monday, the Orange shot just 28 percent from 3-point range, and it hasn’t shot above 34 percent since Nov. 11.Still, Hillsman said, when players such as Cooper are on the court shooting 3-pointers, even if the shooters don’t make every shot, it spreads out the floor and opens up the middle for inside players like center Briana Day.“Either they come and guard me and give the lane to (Peterson) and (Sykes), or they don’t guard me and I pull up and shoot it,” Cooper said.The 5-foot-10 Cooper said playing in Hillsman’s offense has taught her that if she isn’t ready to shoot, it’s her fault that she’s missing open looks on the basket. She said she has to get ready to shoot all of the time if she wants the number of looks from beyond the arc that Hillsman asks for.And even though Cooper’s numbers aren’t where she would like them to be right now, she’s learning that the more open looks, the better. The makes could come as the season goes on.“She’s doing well, she’s taking her shots when she has them and being aggressive for us,” Hillsman said. “We have to give her a lot of credit, she’s a freshman, she’s a baby playing in a huge environment.” Commentslast_img read more

29Aug/20

Richard Commey: Teofimo Lopez was lucky

first_imgFormer IBF Lightweight Champion Richard Commey believes fortune favoured Teofimo Lopez enroute to losing his title at the Madison Square Garden.The 32 year Ghanaian boxer, suffered a shock second round knockout after he was caught by a right hook to the side of the head while narrowly missing with his own shot.The punch threw him across the canvas and proved to be the beginning of the end for him.Reflecting on the loss of his title, he admitted that the outcome of the bout could have been very different if his punch had landed first.“We both went for it, he got lucky and I got hit so it is what it is.“He just caught me and I didn’t expect that because we both went in for a big right hand.“He got there before I did and that changed everything,” he revealed.Commey has spoken about bouncing back from the defeat but not before he takes time out to reflect and also recover.last_img read more

16Aug/20

Handball club ‘Lokomotiva’ junior champion of BiH

first_imgWomen handball club ‘Lokomotiva’ is the junior champion of BiH after defeating handball club ‘Iskra’ from Bugojno in sports hall in Vitez, where the finals were played, reports sportsport.baThird place went to handball club ‘Katarina’ from Mostar who defeated the club ‘Knežopoljka’.Coach of handball club ‘5 Plus Vitez’ Kristijan Blaž who was one of the organisers said to Fena that he hopes that everyone enjoyed playing in Vitez and congratulated to winning teams and their players.last_img read more

18Jan/20

Increase Action against Drugs

first_imgMr. Editor:Please permit me a space in your most prestigious and informative medium to express my pain as regards the common place of drugs in our society.Liberia, a country decimated by a prolonged diabolical, devastating and senseless civil uprising that claimed the lives of nearly three hundred thousand persons cannot afford to fight another round of war — drugs — war amid the huge presence of security forces, including personnel of UNMIL, who are armed to their teeth.One may even be tempted to say why security officers should be paid by central government amid the continued proliferation of all kinds of illegal drugs in the country, which are seriously poising threat to national security and to our younger generation.Ghettos are erected in residential communities in the city to the annoyance of residents, but dare to speak the matter for the fear of their lives or be placed on these drugs’ users’ ‘black-list.’Thus, I write to challenge the required authority to go beyond seizing, burning these drugs at the various points of entries to look beyond where they are coming from and why and by what means.This is worrisome, and must be stopped to safeguard national security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

11Jan/20

It’s no ‘Secret’: This is America today

first_imgApply it, said Byrne, and your life “will totally change.” It’s tempting to play such Utopian hype for laughs, while also wondering how the resulting goulash of competing aspirations could possibly resolve into a society in which there must be management and labor, rich and less rich, winners and also-rans. But the fact is, no enterprise achieves Harry Potter-like cultural saturation by feeding solely on low-hanging fruit. Like it or not, this is today’s America – a culture wherein any and all expressions of PMA receive nonstop nourishment at the highest levels. Between them, Larry King and Oprah Winfrey have donated the equivalent of five hourlong infomercials to “The Secret. “The Secret” sells its cool, existential worldview throughout: You reap what you sow, period. Thus, if you already enjoy prosperity and acclaim, it’s because you believed in it, “attracted it,” and are cosmically deserving of it. Of course, if you suffer with failure and disrepute, the same applies: You earned it. In the black-or-white land of “The Secret,” sick people are sick because they embraced their illnesses in some karmic way, and 9-11 victims somehow invited those 757s into their lives. BY now, thousands of words have been expended on the most ironically titled self-help program in history: the positive-thinking juggernaut known as “The Secret.” The original film-length DVD went platinum late last year, some 1.7 million copies selling at around $30. A hastily written derivative grabbed (and held) the No. 1 slot on Amazon and The New York Times’ best-seller list for advice books. All this visibility and verbiage have not prevented journalists and other observers from missing the forest in the tease. In truth, “The Secret” is less important for what it says to us than for what it says about us. Just to recap: In concept, one might call “The Secret” self-fulfilling-prophecy-meets-PMA-on-steroids. It’s anchored in the so-called Law of Attraction, which basically poses that what we believe in our hearts and minds will come to us. As an LOA fan site puts it, we are “living magnets.” In one of her earliest interviews, Rhonda Byrne, “The Secret”‘s creator, termed her work “knowledge that has been known by the greatest leaders, discoverers and philosophers.” Armed with that knowledge, she added, “There is not anything any human cannot be, do or have … not a single thing … It doesn’t matter if they’re sleeping in a park, if they’re totally broke, it doesn’t matter if they’re not well, it doesn’t matter if their relationships are a mess.” This unapologetic philosophical hard line, despite having attracted the ire of some social critics, is really the quirky genius behind “The Secret,” underlying its beguiling effect on two polar but pivotal audiences: young adults weaned on self-esteem-based education and America’s 77 million baby boom midlifers, many of whom are desperate to unshackle themselves from everything they’ve been, heretofore. If “The Secret” is about anything, it’s about the abandonment of reason and the inconvenient truths of the known physical world. This is the perfect message for its time – and, really, the only message that Empowered America will accept. Science and logic have fallen out of fashion nowadays. For example, statistics on health care utilization and the stunning rise of alternative medicine leave little doubt that we’re a people who increasingly flee medical orthodoxy for mind-body regimens whose own advocates not only refuse to cite clinical proof, but dismiss the very idea of proof. We consult oracles before oncologists, shamans instead of shrinks. In this age of entitlement, the lure of what amounts to wishful thinking is not hard to fathom. What most self-help-minded Americans crave is not actionable advice, but a mechanism for putting off genuine action – a mechanism that gives them permission not to face the tough realities of how success really happens (i.e. hard work, careful planning, scary choices, sheer fortuity, etc.). What some of us seek even more than success is a way of postponing the admission of failure, with its consequent need for a Plan B. If that day of reckoning can be endlessly deferred by telling ourselves a pretty story about limitless possibility and the victories still to come, then we can see the glass as forever half full. Just don’t try to drink from it, because there’s nothing there. Steve Salerno is the author of SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless. Contact him through his Web site, www.shamblog.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more