Brookville, In. — Franklin County Circuit Court judge Clay Kellerman is warning residents about a scam using a phone from his office.Scammers appearing to call from the number, 765-647-4186 are telling residents they have outstanding checks that must be taken care of. The scammers threaten the residents by saying, “In order to stop further legal action the check amount must be paid immediately.”The judge reminds the public that notices of that type from the court are made via mail.Residents are urged to ask for the name
COLUMBUS,IN—Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo and Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) President Elaine Bedel joined southeast Indiana officials on Friday to announce the EcO Network of Southeast Indiana as the state’s second 21st Century Talent Region, a statewide designation awarded to Indiana communities focused on working collaboratively to attract, develop and connect talent.In partnership with the Office of Career Connections and Talent, the IEDC and with technical assistance from CivicLab, the 21st Century Talent Region initiative encourages local governments, businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, and economic and workforce development partners to create and implement a plan to increase educational attainment, raise household income and grow the population in a region. By taking a comprehensive, systems approach, participating regions will identify strategic priorities and projects aimed at helping its communities create a better quality of place, develop and skill up its workforce, and connect talented Hoosiers with businesses seeking to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs.Batesville and Greensburg were among the six Southeastern Indiana cities designated as a 21st Century Talent Region on Friday.The designation is for communities who are committed to working collaboratively to increase educational attainment, raise household income and grow the population and workforce.Spearheaded by the Columbus Area Economic Growth Council (CAEGC), the region identified key priorities through the 21st Century Talent Region initiative, including:Completing goal setting for regional talent attraction and connection numbers by the end of 2019;Building out talent dashboards for at least all partner communities by the end of 2019; andIdentifying the shared talent attraction, development, and connection strategies around which the region can build communities of practice in southeast Indiana.For more information on how to receive the designation contact the Office of Career Connections and Talent at email@example.com to communicate your interest and discuss next steps.
Statewide — As if worrying about a global pandemic isn’t enough, state health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites as West Nile virus activity is detected in mosquitoes in multiple locations around the state.As of August 6, mosquitoes in Allen, Marion, and St. Joseph counties have tested positive for the West Nile virus. No human cases of West Nile virus disease have been detected in 2020; however, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) expects to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state as the mosquito season progresses.State health officials recommend the following preventive measures:• Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active (especially late afternoon, dusk to dawn, and early morning);• Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin;• Cover exposed skin by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and long pants in places where mosquitoes are especially active, such as wooded areas;• Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.
The former England international revealed boss Sherwood wants to build his team around the 20-year-old as they battle for survival. Villa are second bottom in the Barclays Premier League and four points from safety with Sherwood under increasing pressure at Villa Park. Joe Cole believes Jack Grealish is the man to help save Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa. Grealish has broken into the first team under Sherwood and Cole, who joined Sky Bet League One side Coventry on loan last week, reckons the midfielder can handle their relegation fight and aid the manager. “West Ham were constantly in a relegation battle when I was coming through,” said the 33-year-old, who is preparing to make his Sky Blues debut at Rochdale on Tuesday. “It’s sink or swim. The gaffer loves him. He wants to give him that time to build the team around him. “Jack is a good lad and now he is getting into that stage where he has gone beyond potential and is an important cog in the wheel at Villa. That is a different stage of his career now – it becomes expectancy and is a different way of dealing with it. “When you step into that world of Premier League football the expectancy levels are massive and someone with the ability levels of Jack, the expectancy levels go up so you need to have the mentality to cope. “He is going to be a massive player for Villa over the future. It is important that the club build the team around him. I think they have the perfect gaffer for him.” Villa are without a league win since the opening day and have picked up just one point from their last 24 ahead of Saturday’s visit of Swansea. They lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday but Cole backed Sherwood to keep them in the top flight. He said: “The manager has a lot of qualities he brings to the table and he is also getting better everyday. He is learning the trade himself. But he is definitely good enough to keep Villa up and I can see the players getting better and the manager getting better.” Press Association
Sergio Aguero converted the spot kick to give City a 2-0 lead after Fernando had given the hosts the lead in the 35th minute. Iheanacho then truly sparked into life after the interval with two intelligently-taken goals to put the game to bed.His first in the 64th minute was a well-controlled finish from eight yards following a brilliant low cross by Pablo Zabaletta from the right. He was then played in by strike partner, Wilfried Bony in the 74th minute before he proceeded to do the hard work, rounding the Stoke goalkeeper, Jakob Haugaard and planting emphatically into an unguarded net.Yesterday was Iheanacho’s fourth senior career start in the league for City but he has weighed in with five goals. He has scored 13 goals in all competitions for City this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho was Manchester City’s best player in the 4-0 win over Stoke City in the Barclays English Premier League yesterday.The 19-year-old Nigerian won a penalty and scored twice as the Citizens thumped the Potters in comprehensive style at the Etihad Stadium.He won the penalty in the 42nd minute as his turn of pace following a give and go with Yaya Toure hoodwinked the Stoke captain, Ryan Shawcross who was left with the option of wrestling the exciting starlet to the ground.
With final exams in the classroom finished for the semester, the No. 10 USC men’s golf team is gearing up for its biggest tests of the season on the golf course.The Trojans have only two tournaments remaining on the schedule: this week’s NCAA regional championships at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., and, if they qualify, the NCAA championships in early June.“The great thing now is that we don’t have to worry about going to class or exams or writing a paper,” junior Matt Giles said. “Our sole focus is our games and getting ready for the tournament. It’s an advantage we have over other schools that haven’t finished yet.”In order to move on to the NCAA championships, the Trojans will need to finish in the top five of their 13-team regional.“I like where we ended up,” USC coach Chris Zambri said. “We played the course earlier this year and it’s a good, difficult golf course. I think we have a team that plays well on tough courses.”All five of the Trojans starters this week played at the Gold Mountain course in September at the Fall Preview, where USC finished in seventh place.The Trojans are seeded second in the regional, behind host and Pac-10 champion No. 4 Washington. Big Ten champion No. 11 Illinois, No. 25 Oregon State and San Diego are among the other favorites in the packed region.The Trojans top performer of the season, freshman T.J. Vogel, will lead USC’s contingent in Washington. Vogel, who has finished no lower than a tie for 22nd in his last five tournaments, was named the Pac-10 Co-freshman of the Year last week.Vogel finished in a tie for 27th at 9 over par at the Fall Preview in September.Giles, a junior and two-time All-American, was USC’s highest finisher at the Pac-10 championships, placing in a tie for 10th. His score of 12 over par at the Fall Preview earned him a tie for 36th.“My game is looking pretty good,” Giles said. “I’ve had a few days to tidy some things up and I’m looking forward to getting into it.”Sophomore Steve Lim, a second team All-Pac-10 performer, finished in a tie for 26th at last month’s Pac-10 championships and tied for 32nd at 11 over par at the Fall Preview.Lim’s performance at the NCAA West Regional last season, where he shot a final round 66 to help the Trojans squeak into the NCAA championships by one shot, showed this year’s freshmen what a rookie can accomplish in the postseason.Freshman Martin Trainer has been a solid contributor for the Trojans all season and his best finish came on the Gold Mountain course, where he shot 6 over par to place in a tie for 12th at the Fall Preview.“The course sets up really well for me and our team because we strike it well,” Trainer said. “It’s tough to get the ball on the green and it’s tough to get up and down. It’s a great track.”Freshman Sam Smith claimed the fifth and final spot in the USC lineup with a strong showing at the Pac-10 championships. Playing for the first time since early March, Smith finished in a tie for 20th, the third-best finish by a Trojan.Smith tied for 43rd at 14 over par at the Fall Preview.With three freshmen and no seniors, USC is one of the younger teams in the field.Trainer said he and the other freshmen have looked to Giles, the Trojans’ most experienced postseason player, to be a certifiable leader.“Matt has a lot of good advice,” Trainer said. “He’s done this twice now and he has a lot of good pointers.”Zambri said his players make up for their lack of experience with a unique calmness under pressure.“I think it’s less about their age and more about who they are,” Zambri said. “I just think they’re a real professional young group and I’ll take that any day.”The tournament begins Thursday and concludes with the final round Saturday.
Entering Sunday’s match against the nation’s No. 3 three-ranked squad, the Wisconsin volleyball team had little room for error.Unfortunately, Wisconsin (9-5, 1-1) could not win a set against Illinois (13-0, 2-0), as the Badgers fell in consecutive sets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22. Wisconsin’s eight service errors killed momentum at key times throughout the match against Illinois, who trailed only twice in the entire match.“I’m not sure if our team was pressing and trying a little too hard,” head coach Pete Waite said. “Illinois is just very solid top to bottom between their serving and their serve receiving. They have really nice players across the front line that hit high shots off the block. When we were passing well we were staying with them just fine, but our passing broke down against their serving. Again, this is a young group on the court and sometimes they just have to learn with trial by fire.”The service of the Illini wreaked havoc on the Badger system, as Wisconsin struggled to recover against well-placed Illinois serves throughout the match. Illinois recorded six service aces against Wisconsin, who failed to register even one.“We have to work on serve receive,” Waite said. “We’ve been working on it, but sometimes teams are just hot and moving very well. If we want to play with anybody we have to clean that up.”Although the Illini front line totaled just one-half block more than the Badgers (7 to 6.5), Illinois’ height continuously disrupted Wisconsin. Illinois’ senior combination at outside hitter of Colleen Ward (12 kills) and Michelle Bartsch (10 kills) led the Illini to a .213 hitting percentage compared to the Badgers’ .133.“Illinois is probably one of the best in the country at blocking,” junior Alexis Mitchell said. “My approach was getting up quick and fast. Coach Colleen [Bayer] was talking to me before the game about beating their blocks with my speed. I think the setters set the ball high enough for me to put it down effectively. For me, it was hitting smart shots and making them play the ball.”Mitchell shined bright in the loss, as she led Wisconsin with 11 kills on her way to an eye-popping .500 hitting percentage. Mitchell’s performance was only an extension of her solid play on the weekend, as she racked up 11 kills Friday to help Wisconsin sweep Northwestern in consecutive sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22.It was a significant win for Wisconsin, considering the poor luck the program has had in the past. Waite and his Badgers had not won a Big Ten opener in four years, helping to effectively shed any conference jitters early in the season.“It was great,” Waite said. “I think Northwestern’s a good team. The last few years, their teams have been some of the best they’ve had in recent memory. We passed better that match and ran our middle offense much better, as well. We just have to learn how to play like we’re not afraid of anybody because we can play with anybody.”Waite was also complimentary of Mitchell’s role over the weekend.“She had back-to-back matches this weekend that were very strong and that’s important as she matures for us,” Waite said. “She brings athleticism and confidence to the court and we need to feed off of that.”
Susan O’Leary, AlderneySusan O’Leary, CEO for Alderney Gambling, talks about her favourite new technology, and what impact it will have on the sector.Travelling is a big part of my role as CEO for Alderney Gambling. While long haul travel does have its downsides, the upside is that I attend most of the industry’s conferences, from G2E Asia to the Georgia Gaming Congress via ICE Totally Gaming and WrB Africa in Kenya.While attending these events, I often speak on panels and take part in debates, or can be found on the Alderney stand discussing the jurisdiction, making new connections and building on existing relationships.I also take the time to meet with other exhibitors, share our experiences and learn from each other more about the ideas and technology shaping the future of online gambling.What a bright future it is. One of the key emerging trends is automation, with developers and suppliers bringing a host of products and services to market that allow operators to streamline the day to day running of their businesses. One area of focus is sports betting, and the role of traders.Most sportsbook platforms now boast powerful algorithms that can generate real-time odds for hundreds of markets across thousands of contests from matches and leagues all over the world. It is the driving force behind in-play betting, with odds and markets changing in the blink of an eye.In some respects, we are witnessing the rise of the machines, with artificial intelligence and machine learning playing a more central – some say sinister – role in the behind the scenes tech powering most modern sports books. As computers become every smarter, their use will become more ubiquitous.This also extends to blockchain, and the potential it has to fully automate banking and payments.While learning more about these platforms and tools, I began to wonder what they mean for traders in the long-term. Will their roles become surplus to requirements; their duties taken over by machines? Or will the human touch always be required? It seems like more of the latter and less of the former.While computers and algorithms do most of the heavy lifting, traders will always be required to check numbers are being crunched correctly and to be on standby to take over in the case of a malfunction or downtime. Traders are also required to devise bespoke markets, or one-off odds – something machines can’t do so easily.When it comes to payments, transactions may become ever-more automated, but checks and balances will always have to be carried out using the human eye.Operators will undoubtedly be keen to move towards fully automated systems; they allow them to drastically reduce staffing costs and, as the technology improves and algorithms become even more complex and intelligent, deliver a faster, more efficient experience to their players.On the customer side, the industry continues to push the boundaries. A hot topic at the moment is voice activation, and how it can be leveraged to allow consumers to place bets without having to use their fingers. It’s early days for the tech, but already operators such as Betfred and Stoiximan are experimenting.Voice activated betting makes it easier for punters to place bets, as well as communicating with bookmakers. The Betfred app allows players to request odds and ask for upcoming fixtures; this allows the operator to talk to their players directly and provide a truly bespoke service.Of course, you can’t discuss the tech shaping the future of the online gambling industry without mentioning virtual and augmented reality. Suppliers are going all out for VR, with most putting the finishing touches to bold new games that move the needle in terms of tech, design, and player experience.I believe VR will play a major role in the online gambling industry, simply because it offers consumers a more immersive, engaging and ultimately fun experience. Sure, it will take time for devices to become mainstream, but if mobile is anything to go by VR goggles will be found in most households by the end of the decade.It is a very exciting time for the online gambling industry. The more I travel and the more I get to see what is in store, the more passionate and energised I become about tech, gaming and gambling. Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— If you’re looking for some fun on leap day this year, Alpena’s Downtown Development Authority has you covered. The city is putting on its first Leap Year Local event to get residents out to enjoy downtown and beat the winter blues.“We will be releasing next week a list of 29 different activities to do in downtown Alpena. Some of them will be hosted by different businesses, others will be more general, like take a photo in front of your favorite piece of artwork downtown or visit your favorite retailer downtown,” explains Executive Director of the DDA, Anne Gentry.These are just a few examples of things you may see on the list. When that list does come out, the goal is to complete as many of the activities as possible for entries to win a downtown gift basket full of items from local businesses and 100 Downtown Dollars. The more activities you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win.Gentry says, “The United Way of Northeast Michigan just opened their office downtown, relocated down here, and they are doing ‘come get kisses’ at the United Way. So anyone can stop by and get little Hershey’s Kisses candies and learn more about what that organization is. Another is The Black Sheep Pub is hosting ‘count how many black sheep’ are located inside of their space.”You can be on the lookout for the list on the DDA’s website next week, at downtownalpenami.com. You will need to complete all of the activities on Leap Day in order for them to be counted.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Downtown Development Authority, DDA, Downtown Development Authority, Leap Day, Leap Year, Leap Year LocalContinue ReadingPrevious Artificial turf coming to the APlexNext Community of Alpena welcomes Huron Pines
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea appears to be in limbo after his expected move to Real Madrid was apparently scuppered when the paperwork did not arrive at the Spanish league on time.As the clock ticked towards the midnight local time deadline on Monday, media reports said Real and United had reached a deal for De Gea to return to La Liga, with Real’s Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas going the other way.However, when La Liga declared the transfer window shut there was still no official confirmation and reports later said that although De Gea had signed his new contract, the relevant documents had not arrived in time for him to be registered.FIFA rules state that players can only be registered during one of two annual transfer periods – the other is in January – with the exception being if their contract has expired before the end of a registration period.Sports daily AS quoted unidentified Spanish league sources as saying the paperwork had not been delivered until 28 minutes past midnight, while rival paper Marca reported that Real had proof the paperwork arrived at one minute before midnight and were still expecting the transfer to go through.As things stand, however, De Gea, whose deal with United expires at the end of the season, could find himself out in the cold, at least until the end of the year. As the transfer saga rumbled on, United coach Louis van Gaal left the 24-year-old former Atletico Madrid keeper out of the squad for the Premier League club’s opening games of the season, with Argentina international Sergio Romero playing instead.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports