Batesville Native Hoping For Florida Primary Win

first_imgCurt Clawson is running for office in Florida’s US Congressional District 19.A former Batesville basketball star and businessman has a big day Tuesday in Florida.Curt Clawson is running for office in Florida’s US Congressional District 19. The primary will be held Tuesday as part of a special election to replace former congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January for buying cocaine.Clawson attended Batesville High School, and as a senior, led the state of Indiana in scoring and was recruited by Purdue Head Basketball Coach Gene Keady.Clawson attended Purdue from 1981 through 1984. While at Purdue, Clawson served as a senior captain on the 1984 Big Ten Championship Team. He is known for making the first 3-point basket in Purdue history and making two clutch free throws to clinch the Big Ten Championship.Locally, the Clawson name is well known for business success and community charity. Curt’s father, Jack, served as CEO and President of Hill-Rom from 1975 to 1993. Some current and former associates may recall Jack Clawson for his involvement, as he was seen regularly in the manufacturing plant and other areas of the company. The Clawson family was also prominent in the Mormon faith community in Batesville.Before announcing his candidacy for congress, Curt had success as a top executive for Honeywell and American Can Company.With minimal experience in politics, Clawson has chosen to run as the ‘outsider for congress.’“As an outsider candidate who has never held political office, I think one of the things we bring to the table, is that we are going to go at it alone,” Clawson said. “If we do get elected we can represent the will of our constituents and not somebody who helped me win the campaign by making a donation.”The campaign trail has garnered national attention, with him receiving endorsements from Michelle Bachman, Rand Paul and the Tea Party Express.The Clawson family will be all eyes on Southwest Florida on Tuesday, but Curt has not forgot where he comes from.“If I could move Capitol building in Washington D.C. to Batesville, Indiana, we would all be better off in my view, because they could use some of our values!”last_img read more

Women’s volleyball beats San Diego, moves on to third round

first_imgPhoto by Kaan Demiroz || Daily TrojanThe 10th-seeded Women of Troy advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament after a win over San Diego on Saturday.San Diego edged out the Louisiana State Tigers in a 3-1 win at Galen Center to advance to the second round and recorded their 25th win in the process. The Toreros are 25-4 on the season including an impressive 17-1 in the West Coast Conference play and was ranked No. 9 on the AVCA coaches rankings. The Trojans were No. 14 on the latest AVCA rankings.In the first set, the Trojans jumped out and continually maintained a small lead over the Toreros for most of the game. While the Toreros kept close with the Trojans, the Toreros could never take the lead against the Trojans. The Toreros committed several mishaps that contributed to a 4-1 Trojans run to take a 18-15 lead, forcing a timeout. The Toreros would storm back to tie it at 22-22 behind Addie Picha’s scoring efforts but Niki Withers would help the Trojans close out the Toreros in the 1st set 25-22. The Toreros recorded nine errors in the first set alone which helped the Trojans tremendously in taking the 1st set.The second set began with another fiercely competitive start as both teams fought to an 8-8 tie early on. The Trojans would however, take a 5-point lead on a 10-5 run which put the Trojans ahead 18-13 and seemingly in control of the second set. However, the Trojans committed consecutive errors which helped the Toreros tie the game at 18-all. The Trojans and the Toreros would trade point for point until they were tied at 24-24. The Toreros quickly seized advantage with a Roxie Wiblin kill to lead 25-24 before Trojans net error lifted the Toreros to a 26-24 set win. The Toreros only hit .108 in the 2nd set and had eight errors while the Trojans hit .103 and recorded nine errors.In the crucial third set, the Toreros came out on fire as they took control with a 9-3 early lead which was later extended to 11-3, forcing a USC timeout. The Trojans responded with a 7-3 run of their own to cut into the deficit and force a San Diego timeout. The Trojans kept close with the Toreros throughout the rest of the set as they trailed 20-22 at one point before tying it up at 22 apiece on a Brittany Abercrombie kill. Both teams would later fight to a 24-24 tie but Jayden Kennedy of the Toreros broke the tie with a kill to help the Toreros take a 25-24 advantage. On the next possession, the Trojans commit a service error which gave the Toreros a 26-24 3rd set win and a 2-1 lead, putting the Trojans on the brink of elimination.  The Toreros opened the fourth set carrying the game momentum and surged to an early 5-2 lead but the Trojans tied it up at 8. The fourth set remained heavily contested with neither team gaining control but the Toreros would hold a small 12-10 lead. The Trojans would go on a 7-3 run to take the lead over the Toreros 17-15 behind a balanced effort but the Toreros would answer with a quick 4-1 run to retake the lead at 19-18 and force a USC timeout. However the Trojans would grind out a 6-2 run to take a convincing 24-21 lead on consecutive kills and 2 crucial Toreros errors. While the Toreros cut it to 22-24, an attacking error by the Toreros gave the Trojans a 25-22 4th set win, tying the game up at two sets apiece. In the fifth and final set, the teams opened with a 2-2 tie but the Toreros would take a brief 5-3 lead. Lanier and Withers helped the Trojans tie it at 5-5 behind a kill and a successful defensive stop. The Trojans would later tie the game again at 7 before Reni Meyer-Whalley helped guide the Trojans to a 9-7 lead with a service ace and assist. The Toreros would storm back to take a 10-9 lead on a short 3-0 run, forcing another USC timeout. Down one and close to elimination, the Trojans sprung to life as Jordan Dunn and Brittany Abercrombie both spiked it home for 2 kills and a Dunn block leads to an attack error, giving the Trojans a 12-10 lead and forcing a San Diego timeout. The Toreros would cut into the lead with a kill but with firm momentum on the Trojans side, the Toreros were unable to defend against a Lanier kill and an Abercrombie kill, giving the Trojans a 14-11 lead and putting the Toreros on the brink of elimination. In the final possession, the Toreros spiked it out of bounds, giving the Trojans a 15-11 5th set victory and a 3-2 game win to advance to the regional semifinals.“This is a great win for us because we’re continuing to grow and get better,” head coach Mick Haley said. “All the things that we’ve had happen to us during the season happened to us again during set two and three. No one knew who would win set four until right at the end and we started making the right decisions down the stretch and executed the right way. I was really impressed in set five. We had 11 kills on 18 attempts with only two errors. Even though we had some errors, we still came out on top. This is one that can really spring us for the regionals. We really need to know that we can do this and come back from deficits under pressure. It was nice doing it at home. Now, we’ll see if we can do it on the road.”In the hard-fought win, the Trojans were once again led by Khalia Lanier with 23 kills on .259 hitting percentage, Niki Withers with 14 kills on .194 hitting percentage and Brittany Abercrombie on .194 hitting percentage. Jordan Dunn lifted the team on both the offensive and the defensive side, contributing 7 kills on .583 and recorded two block solos and eight block assists. Reni Meyer-Whalley recorded another double double with 32 assists and 14 digs while Cindy Marina recorded 19 assists and nine digs. Victoria Garrick had nine assists and 14 digs and was very effective all night on defense. The Trojans as a team had 65 kills on .218, 28 errors, 62 assists, 62 digs, 22 block assists and two block solos. The Trojans were extremely impressive in the fifth set, going for 11 kills on 18 attempts while committing two errors for a .500 hitting percentage.The Toreros were led by Jayden Kennedy with 16 kills on .204 hitting percentage while Addie Picha, Lauren Fuller, Kaity Edwards each recorded 12 kills. Kristen Gengenbacher had a double double of 51 assists and 19 digs, both of which were the game-highs. As a team, the Toreros had 61 kills on .136, 60 assists, 66 digs, 24 block assists and 2 block solos. However, the team committed 37 errors, including 11 alone in the 4th set, which helped the Trojans. “[Jayden Kennedy] on the right side is a really fine player,” Haley said. “We were finally able to close her down after a very effective first and second sets. Then, they started going to their middles and the left side, and we had to figure out how to get that under control. Throughout the whole match, I felt our serving was consistently strong and aggressive. I think that’s what eventually wore down [Central Arkansas] yesterday and helped us wear down USD today. I was glad that the committee recognized us with the 10th seed, which I think we were both pretty equal coming in. You look at today’s match and you can see just how back-and-forth it was. Their setter was really good and they certainly did a lot of really nice things, but all-in-all, I think we had more firepower.”With a hard-fought win over San Diego, who are now eliminated, the 24-9 Women of Troy will now move on to the regional semifinals to play the 7th-seeded (No. 8 on AVCA rankings) Minnesota Golden Gophers (28-5, 15-5 Big Ten Conference) in Gainesville, Florida on Friday. Minnesota overwhelmed North Dakota 3-0 in the first round before taking down Northern Iowa 3-1 to advance to the regional semifinals.last_img read more

DeSantis: Bahamians Should Get Hurricane Relief in Their Own Country, Not in FL

first_imgGovernor Ron DeSantis said Thursday during a news conference that the state, as well as its businesses and citizens, are prepared to help Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian get the relief they need in their country, and not by opening up Florida to people hoping to relocate.“If you just need the relief, that’s not what Florida’s set up for. Florida is helping to send resources to the Bahamas so the relief can be administered there,” DeSantis said after an event at which he joined business and charity leaders to announce the sport fishing community’s support for the Bahamas.He says he does not an issue with the Trump administration’s decision denying Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians, which would have allowed them to live and work legally in the U.S. while their country recovers from Dorian.According to the Governor, “TPS is only for people who are already here, so I think when people are saying, ‘Oh, let the people who came get it.’ That’s not what it’s for. TPS is if you’re in the United States, something happens in your home country, then you can apply for it. So, I don’t even think it’s applicable, and I think the Bahamian government has not asked for it. And so I just don’t think it would even apply.”Also on Thursday, 17 Democratic U.S. senators — including five of that party’s presidential candidates — introduced legislation granting TPS to “eligible Bahamian citizens” for a period of 18 months.Last Friday, a bipartisan group comprised of 15 Florida members of Congress asked President Trump to support TPS for the Bahamas “should its government request it.”The letter, which originated from U.S. Democratic Representative Frederica Wilson of Miami, was also signed by South Florida representatives Ted Deutch, Mario Diaz-Balart, Lois Frankel, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Donna Shalala, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.They explain that Haitians were granted TPS after their country was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. In addition, about 315,000 people from 10 countries currently have TPS.DeSantis’ message to Bahamians already in our state is: “Follow whatever the law is in terms of the federal government.”He explained that he had a briefing from the Border Patrol earlier this week, and was informed that about 3,000 people have come from the Bahamas to the U.S. due to the storm. Half of them are U.S. citizens and 99 percent of the other half have passports or visas as well as arrangements to stay with family or friends in the U.S.DeSantis adds, “The name of the game is relief and stabilization. We have done a lot of stuff. We’ll be able to send some stuff from Florida.” He was at the Bass Pro Shops store in Dania Beach, where he joined the chain’s founder, Johnny Morris, to announce a recovery effort called, “Anglers for the Bahamas.”Partners from the fishing industry are donating a total of $2 million in cash and goods that will be transported by the international relief organization, Convoy of Hope.The donations range from $500,000 cash and $500,000 of goods from Bass Pro Shops, including items such as family-sized tents and outdoor cooking kits, to 125,000 servings of canned chicken from Tyson Foods and 5,000 bags of protein-enriched Jack Link’s beef jerky.DeSantis says that famous golfer and Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods has promised to match up to $6 million, and Michael Jordan has pledged $1 million.last_img read more

Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

first_imgDuring the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org  According to World Taekwondo Federation statistics, there are only 130 – 6th Dan in Canada out of 42,831 registered black belts. Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.last_img read more

LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES WHAT MIGHT BE NEXT? “If we do decide to go two turns, we’re looking at the mile and a sixteenth race here on June 7 (Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes).” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, KENTUCKIAN, WINNER: “He drew real well in this race and we were hoping to have a clear run at the speed today, which there was a lot of. It’s nice to have an owner like Rick (Porter, of Fox Hill Farms, Inc.), who lets you do the things you need to do. He had a small foot problem down here so we decided to take him to Golden Gate. He was training well up there and Rick told me, ‘Let’s go ahead and run him there.’ He wasn’t concerned about the smaller purse because he knows we’re trying to develop the horse. In order to do well you have to have a horse that can run and you have to have owners that let you do your thing. JOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, KENTUCKIAN, WINNER: “He reminds me of Holy Bull. He has an unbelievably high cruising speed and stride.“He jumps a long ways and he was really running and they were still two or three in front of me so I was thinking ‘how fast are we going?!’ I knew we were going quick, but after a quarter mile he just took a deep breath and got into a fluid stride. I thought ‘there you are, now we’re OK.’ In the beginning he was scrambling and was kind of tight and when they do that, they don’t always breathe right. I just kept waiting for him, waiting for him… and then I felt really confident.“The last furlong I pulled my stick up just because I heard Trevor saying someone was coming but, when I looked on the big screen, I put it back down.”center_img NOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. Rick Porter lives in Lexington, KY. -30-last_img read more

Cemetery hosts its first Oktoberfest fundraiser

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And with the nearly $30,000 they earned, officials believe this will be enough to help it stay in business. “It went really well,” said Randy Wiggins, president of the El Monte Cemetery Association. Most of the proceeds came from the raffle ticket sales, but the Rosemead Moose Lodge also will donate $1,100 to the cemetery from its beer sales. “All in all, everyone had a good time,” Neil Sorensen, administrator for the Rosemead Moose Lodge. The cemetery, located across from Rosemead High School, has been in financial trouble for several years. According to officials, the El Monte Cemetery Association, which oversees and owns the site, has been losing money and has been pursuing ways to help the cemetery by trying to preserve it as a national historic landmark. ROSEMEAD – Children climbed rocks, longtime residents sipped beer and a band played as couples strolled through the Savannah Memorial Park on Saturday. This was the first Halloween Oktoberfest – a fundraiser for the four-acre cemetery on Valley Boulevard that dates back to the 1800s – and some are saying that it was such a success that more events will follow. “I don’t think I could have envisioned anything better than it was,” said lead organizer Barbara Murphy said. “I am very happy with the way it turned out.” The event, which attracted at least 10,000 people, was organized by residents who were on a mission to save the cemetery. In 2005, the association, made up of those who own plots in the cemetery, spent $34,000 but only brought in $9,000. Operating costs were cut in 2006 to $22,000. The cemetery has graves from the 1840s and is the final resting place of a veteran of the War of 1812. City leaders said they were glad the event could help raise money for the cemetery as well as build a sense of community. “I was incredibly impressed,” said City Manager Oliver Chi, “with the support from the community for attending the events and incredibly happy with the support of the staff.” The event came to fruition after Murphy along with Rosemead resident Francis Chavez were able to get city staff, elected officials and the parks and recreation department to plan the event. “For a first-time event, it was a great turnout,” said Murphy, who now has plans for a citywide rummage sale in the spring. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 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

New Features and Enhancements in Premiere Pro Creative Cloud

first_imgSwitching between video and audio waveforms quickly in the Source MonitorBeing able to see your audio waveform in the Source Monitor is helpful when editing a sound bite into a video editing sequence.Previously you had to go into “Settings” (the wrench icon) to switch your view to audio waveforms. Now, clicking the “Drag Audio Only” icon will switch you to waveform view. Clicking “Drag Video Only” icon again will switch you back to the video.Out of sync indicators for unlinked clipsIn previous versions of Premiere Pro you didn’t receive any kind of  “out of sync” warning when you unlinked video and audio. Now when video/audio are unlinked (Shortcut: Command+L on Mac or Control + L on PC) and you move one of them, you see the sync indicators. See the red numbers in the example shot below.The clips have to overlap for this to work (this setting can be turned on/off in General Preferences): Increase/decrease Track Size with Middle mouse buttonYou can now modify your video track side when sliding the middle mouse button. I loved this feature in Adobe Audition, and am glad that it is now in Premiere Pro. I use this often to dynamically change my track size and find it a big time saver.Bonus: Holding down shift while using the middle mouse button lets you increase/decrease all your video or audio tracks at once.Timeline Display SettingsYou can now access Display Settings from the wrench icon in your video editing sequence. You can choose what to see/not see,  which allows a good bit of customization. You could also make shortcuts for any of these that you use often.You can save track presets, which is handy if you want different track heights on different types of editing projects (for instance, you could have one preset for music videos, another for documentary work, etc).You can also access additional timeline options, like how to view thumbnails, from the Timeline Panel Menu:Additional ShortcutsIf you like to edit using keyboard shortcuts instead of the mouse, there are some helpful updates in Premiere Pro CC.  The Premiere Pro shortcuts I particularly like are the nudge (move a clip up, down, left or right), and track targeting (move sources/targets up/down).I generally go to the Keyboard Shortcuts setting, type in what I want to do, and see if there is a shortcut for it.  If no shortcut exists by default, I create my own.Additional GPU SupportPremiere Pro Creative Cloud has GPU support for both AMD & NVIDIA cards. This is a big one for a lot of Mac users (the announced Mac Pro will have 2 AMD GPU’s). Premiere Pro can also take advantage of 2 GPU’s when exporting which will speed up output.Here is a link to Adobe’s list of supported cards. I guess I need to start saving up for the yet unannounced Mac Pro release!If you have any favorite new features in Premiere Pro CC, be sure to share them in the comments below! In this post, we take a look at smaller, but helpful, new features and enhancements in Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud!With the Creative Cloud update Adobe added many big new features in Premiere Pro like Link & Locate, Cloud Sync Settings, and the Audio Clip Mixer.  In a previous blog post I looked at 10 features in Premiere Pro Next (before the product was announced).Now that Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is out, let’s take a look at some additional, smaller features that improve the video editing experience even more.Audio Plugins ManagerPremiere Pro supports third-party VST3 plug-ins (and Audio Units on a Mac). These are common plugin formats, so If you are already own third-party plug-ins you can now use them in Premiere Pro.Just like video plugins, there are audio plugins that perform specific tasks like noise reduction or EQ quicker or better than the default plugins in Premiere Pro. I can now use Waves Vocal Rider in Premiere Pro to automatically ride my levels (even out my audio in a natural sounding way), which can be a big time saver.Adobe has a link for third party video and audio plugins, and hopefully will add more audio ones in the future (currently only Izotope).You access the Plug-ins Manger from Preferences > Audio, or from the Audio Track Mixer panel menu.last_img read more

Flexible Work Arrangements Will be a Reality – Minister Kellier

first_imgMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says every effort will now be made to ensure that Flexible Work Arrangements become a reality in the country. He informed that a Ministry Paper will be tabled shortly and drafting instructions issued to the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, to facilitate the requisite legislative amendments. Mr. Kellier was making his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 4. [RELATED: Pilot Project Under JEEP to Construct and Maintain Rural Roads] The Minister pointed out that to facilitate across the board implementation, several pieces of legislation are being amended to remove restrictive clauses. Some of these legislations include: the Holidays With Pay Act, the Shops Regulations, the Women (Employment of) Act, the Post Office Regulation, the National Minimum Wage Act and Orders, the Towns and Communities Act, and the Apprenticeship (Motor Mechanic Trade) Order, among others. “Jamaica stands to reap many of the potential benefits of flexible work arrangements, including: increased employment as persons exploit part-time work; opportunities for second employment and job-sharing; increased productivity; and more time for family and personal interests, particularly if a compressed work week is utilized,” Mr. Kellier said.Download 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate: Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick KellierOther benefits include greater availability of services to customers, due to varied opening hours; more business days, and the resultant reduction in absenteeism to carry out personal business during working hours; and a reduction in the traffic congestion now experienced during peak hours.The term ‘Flexible Work Arrangements’ refers to a variable work schedule, and incorporates the following: flexi-time, which allows the worker and employer the opportunity to arrange the traditional 40-hour work week as best suits their needs; part-time work with benefits; telecommuting; job-sharing and a compressed work week.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Lundin Mining launches 14billion hostile takeover bid for Nevsun Resources

first_imgTORONTO – Lundin Mining Corp. is carrying through on its vow to take a $1.4-billion cash takeover offer directly to the shareholders of Nevsun Resources Ltd. after the target company rejected previous proposals.The Toronto-based miner says it has formally requested the Nevsun securityholder list and will directly offer $4.75 in cash for each share.Nevsun, in response, advises shareholders to do nothing until it makes a formal recommendation, noting the offer is open until Nov. 9 and repeating its contention that it ignores “the fundamental value of Nevsun.”Lundin announced it intended to make the hostile takeover offer for its Vancouver-based rival on July 16.Since then, Nevsun’s stock price has jumped nearly 15 per cent, from $4.21 to $4.83.Lundin says the offer represents a premium of 82 per cent to the closing price of $2.61 on Feb. 6, the date of its first proposal to Nevsun, and 33 per cent to the closing price of $3.58 on April 30, when it made a public offer.Companies in this article include: (TSX:NSU, TSX:LUN)last_img read more

Thiago Silva unsure of the seriousness of Neymars injury

first_imgParis Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva admits that nobody that at the club is certain of how serious Neymar’s injury isThe Brazilian forward was withdrawn early into their 2-2 draw at Bordeaux with another apparent groin problem after scoring the opener.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has ruled Neymar out for their next league match away to Strasbourg with Silva uncertain as to how long Neymar will be sidelined.“Neymar? We don’t know if it’s serious,” said Silva, according to Goal.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“But you know the guy, he doesn’t like to leave a game so if he does, there has to be something. I don’t know what he has.“He has to undergo a test and then we’ll tell you because you’re curious. I think even the doctor isn’t sure yet, but you’ll know [Monday].”Kylian Mbappe was the other goalscorer for PSG on Sunday as their 100% winning start to the Ligue 1 season came to an end.Neymar has managed 14 goals and seven assists in 17 appearances for PSG this season.last_img read more