Four Area Seniors Honored As Regional Academic All-Stars

first_imgForty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.Four area seniors were honored as Region Academic All-Stars. William Hartwell – Milan, Erin Batta – Batesville, Olivia Vanderbur – North Decatur, and Allison Furnish – Switzerland County.The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones. Student awards will be awarded at a later date by DePauw University, Indiana University- Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Indiana Association of School Principals. Herff Jones provides the plaques awarded to the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars and their Influential Educators.last_img read more

West Indies played into England’s hands after 1st Test win, feels Walsh

first_imgLONDON: Former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh feels the Jason Holder-led side became defensive after their win in the first Test of the recently-concluded three-match series against England.The Windies lost the next two games at the Old Trafford after winning the first Test in Southampton, thereby losing the chance to retain the Wisden Trophy. “They were probably thinking ‘we’re 1-0 up, let’s play safe and try not to lose the next two’ and I think that played into England’s hands, especially in the last one with the history of the ground,” Walsh told Sky Sports. “To win the toss twice and not bat first, it is a good question for them to answer. I think it probably cost us. “But you still can’t take anything away from England, they played some very good cricket, they had some top-class bowlers and Broad came in with a point to prove in the second Test and just continued with that momentum. Once momentum swung England’s way, they were dominant,” the legendary fast bowler added. Meanwhile, Former England captain Alec Stewart heaped praise on all-rounder Chris Woakes, saying he is an unsung hero in the team. Woakes returned figures of 5/50 as England beat West Indies by 269 runs in the third and final Test at the Old Trafford to clinch a 2-1 series win and regain the Wisden Trophy. In the two Test matches that he played in the series, Woakes picked up 11 wickets, five less than Stuart Broad. “He’s almost the unsung hero of the England set-up because we talk about Broad and Anderson then the pace of Archer and Wood, where as Woakes just goes quietly about his business,” Stewart was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I’m a massive fan of Woakes, especially in England. His record in England is outstanding. It’s a real feather in his cap that he got the nod when Chris Silverwood said ‘we are picking our very best bowling attack for this Test match we have to win,” he added. (IANS) Also watch: #NewsMakers: Amending EIA Notification, 2020 Impact on NorthEastlast_img read more

United stumble to another away defeat

first_imgThe match showed once again that playing well and winning can be two entirely different things.Pattaya United’s next game is at home on 13th August, hosting BEC Tero Sasana and the return of former player Milan Bubalo in another team’s colours. Pattaya NNK United’s players appear to be setting up another dramatic end of season for their supporters.  In their last campaign it was promotion as the team’s major goal – now it is a fight for survival and staying in the Thai Premier League, though the Dolphins are currently 12th in the 18 team division with still eight games remaining.Pattaya NNK United line up prior to their Thai Premier League match against Super Power Samutprakan FC at the M Power Stadium in Samutprakan, Saturday, August 6. (Photo Pattaya United FC)Last Saturday, August 6, the Dolphins lost 2-1 away to Super Power Samutprakan FC (formerly Osotsapa M-150).  Pattaya took the lead in the 42nd minute through Wichan, who followed up smartly on a rebound and some scrappy defending to tuck the ball into the net and give his team a 1-0 halftime advantage.The second half started frantically and Samutprakan were rewarded in the 46th minute for their positive play with an equalizer coming via a header from Solep.  Pattaya held their own and gave no quarter with some tenacious play until the last 10 minutes of the game, receiving all five yellow cards in the second half and a red to Chayawat in the 84th minute.With frustration building from some of the officials’ decisions, the Dolphins finally started to lose some discipline and suffered another setback in the 85th minute when Settanan scored the hosts’ winning goal with another decisive header.last_img read more

Middletown Planners Seek More Info On Crematorium

first_imgBy Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – After nearly two hours of back-and-forth discussion on Monday evening, the township zoning board decided more information was necessary for a crematorium proposal at a 19th century cemetery.“I’m not as comfortable as I’d like to be,” board chairman James Hinckley said as the April 24 meeting came to a close.In its proposal to the zoning board, Fair View Cemetery is seeking to construct an 18-foot-tall, 1,128 square foot crematory building along the Route 35 side of the property. The proposed structure would be only 50 feet from the street line, where 200 feet is required in Middletown. No graves exist in the proposed location.The crematorium would have two chambers, with a single 21-foot-tall stack dedicated for each chamber.Michael B. Steib, the attorney representing Fair View Cemetery, said the cemetery would be able to perform 10 cremations per day, while operating during normal business hours from 8 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cremation services would be open to anyone, he added, saying it was not exclusive to Fair View Cemetery. There is no proposed visitation or viewing area proposed on this site.Fair View Cemetery spans nearly 90 acres and borders Route 35 South, Oak Hill Road, Union Square Shopping Center, Normandy Road and the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line. It has operated since the 1850s.Many locations were discussed when looking at where to place the new building, said civil engineer James Kennedy.The first was west of The Orthocenter, located at 80 Oak Hill Road, in an undeveloped area of land behind three properties on Oak Hill Road. The second was the cemetery’s maintenance yard, also along Oak Hill Road, which was not considered due to proximity to residential areas. The last area studied by Fair View was the back corner of the property, which would abut with the tennis courts and pool area at McGuire’s Grove, a multi-family home development.“We had to find the most viable place,” Kennedy said. “And I think for a number of reasons, this (proposed location) works the best.”Board members had a number of concerns about how the crematorium would impact Middletown.Not only would McGuires Grove residents be close to the facility, but the crematorium would be visible for residents of The Village at Chapel Hill, an upscale complex with 150 units. The residential area sits along Route 35 North, across from Union Square Shopping Center.“Keep in mind there are people living across Route 35 not on ground floor, but on the second and third floor,” said board member Emil Werde. “(The cemetery) is all visual.”Also concerning were the emissions that would flow from the crematorium.Putting to rest any concerns about shoddy cremation equipment from the 1970s and 1980s was Tom Krowl, a vice president of marketing for Amril CFS, the manufacturer of the proposed crematorium. “The equipment is extremely sophisticated now,” he said.Krowl said his company would conduct annual inspections for the site, while it isn’t required by law in New Jersey.The crematorium would consume a body at somewhere between 1,700 and 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit at a rate of 150 pounds per hour, he said. Krowl added that the sound coming from the building would be at nearly 60 decibels and is similar to that of an air conditioner.He also said the stacks should not stick out like a sore thumb on the premises, adding that “it should look like a residential gas fireplace.”Despite needing the variance from the zoning board, Fair View already has necessary approvals from other entities to move forward. Middletown Health Department said in February that it had no issue with the proposal at that time. The cemetery also obtained a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Air Pollution Control and Preconstruction Permit.The cemetery is looking to join the growing trend of cremation across the country, said cemetery president Nicholas Barbato.“We know the business has changed, and we’re trying to meet the marketplace,” he said. “That’s our business, and we have a lot of people coming to us.”According to the National Funeral Directors Association, an organization that oversees death care services nationally, the rate of cremation is growing at a fast pace. In their Cremation and Burial Report from last year, which identified data from 2015, the percentage of cremation surpassed that of traditional burial – 48.5 percent versus 45.4 percent.The group anticipates that by 2020, 56 percent of people will utilize cremation services compared to a projected 38 percent for burial.Steib, the attorney for Fair View, said 40 percent of the remains that come to the cemetery are cremated.While the room was occupied with lawyers and expert witnesses, only one Middletown resident came to voice her opposition.Regina Mackiewicz explained why she opposes the project. “A lot of it is the ‘ick factor’ of suddenly now having a crematorium in our area,” she said.Mackiewicz said what concerned her the most were the contaminants released into the air from the stacks, namely pollutants and the possible smell.She also brought up the issue with how the crematorium would be open for anyone to use, as the service would not be exclusive for Fair View.“I don’t want a crematorium,” she said. “I don’t want people from all around coming in and using this.”Hinckley, the zoning board chairman, said he wants to see more of an “overall summary” of the health regulations associated with crematoriums in New Jersey.The board unanimously decided to carry the proposal to the May 8 zoning board meeting, when Hinckley said he hopes to take action on a decision.This story was originally published in the April 27 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgBy Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures SportfishingGreat weather for fishing now that its fall, it’s time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy. Good luck to all the participants. The first derby of the fall is coming up.  This will give us a good idea about how the fishing should be this season.  Looking forward to seeing some familiar boats and faces.  Upcoming Derby events:Woodbury Thanksgiving Derby:  October 11-13  Nelson City Police Derby/fundraiser:  October 18-19  Kaslo Rainbow Derby:    Novembger 7-9 However, we have been catching a lot of fish on our trips.  A nice surprise for this time of year.  Mostly smaller fish right now, but still seem to get the odd big one every day or two. With the nice September weather we have experienced, I have had the chance to keep fishing the river also.  And as expected, the walleye have been pretty cooperative, as well as some good fly fishing still. This fishery should continue through October.  Looking forward to some more nice days on the river.  What are they biting on?? Well, the fish proved me wrong.  Day one, the boys landed 10 fish up to 10 lbs.  And then on day two they landed nine fish up to 13 pounds.  Very rare for such warm water.  And as a bonus, they got to jump into the lake to cool off at the end of the day. After explaining to them that this is our slower time of year for fishing and not to have high expectations, we jumped in the boat and headed out. A nice mix of fly fishing and spin casting to break up the day. Stay tuned for the results……………………………….  Columbia River Most walleye have averaged around 16 inches, or a couple pounds.  Just right for the frying pan.  And the rainbows have been between 15 – 22 inches.  Great fight on a five-weight fly rod. Kootenay Lake We’ve been back now for a few weeks and have done quite a few trips on Kootenay already. Usually September is a slower month for fishing as we are waiting for the water temperatures to drop. So, now they are hooked and I think I’ll have a hard time convincing them to come at a different time of year.  Funny how it works.  That’s fishing…….. My last group from Philly and Chicago had decided to come out with us near the end of September.  And when they were booking with us, I mentioned that they might want to wait until later in October when the fishing really gets good.  But, their schedules dictated when they could come, so they decided to try September and take a chance. We’ve also been catching a lot of Rainbows on our favorite bucktail flies.  Again, lots of small ones with the odd big one mixed in.  Favorite colors have been grey/wht, brown/white, and different variations of the black/white.  Lucky numbers coinciding with those colors are:  210, 215, 221, 226, 228. With the warmer temperatures of the lake, most of our fish have been caught on the downriggers.  Depths from 50 – 120 feet have been producing both Rainbows and Bull Trout.  Lyman plugs have been the ticket on most days.  Lucky numbers 14, 16, 69, 98, and 102 have been my favorite. While not every day has been like that, we have still been catching fish daily.  Still looking forward to the next few months as the water cools and the fish become more aggressive.  Here’s hoping for a great fall/winter fishery. As the water cools and the fish become more aggressive, we should hopefully establish a few common patterns. Looking forward to the rest of the fall.  Tight lines………………………….. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more