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first_imgOil and gas company Neptune Energy and helicopter operator CHC marked the inaugural flight from Norwich with the H175 to the Cygnus A and Cygnus B installations in the North Sea earlier this month.CHC H175; Photo by: Ronnie Robertson; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseCHC said on Tuesday that the flight was part of a new 22-month contract with multiple extension options. It is also worth noting that CHC’s third H175 entered service in late April.Mark Abbey, CHC regional director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue our 17-year aviation partnership with Neptune who has become one of our largest North Sea customers.”The company added that the contract was in addition to the two and a half-year contract extension CHC secured with Neptune in November to provide three AW139 aircraft operating to 32 different locations in the Southern North Sea from CHC’s Den Helder base in the Netherlands.Karl Fessenden, president and CEO of CHC Helicopter, added: “We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with Neptune and meet their aviation transportation needs for the duration of these projects and beyond throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.”last_img read more


first_imgThe injured people were transferred toseveral hospitals in the area, the operator of the bus Cruz del Sur said,adding the company would investigate the causes of the accident.(Reuters) The accident also left 42 othersinjured, including two Brazilians and two Americans, Colonel Carlos López, aspokesman for the national police, told Reuters. LIMA – At least 16 people, including twoGermans, died in a crash in southern Peru on Monday after a bus collided withother vehicles and rolled over, local police said.center_img Men stand near the wreckages of a passenger bus and a vehicle that collided in Arequipa, Peru on Jan. 6. REUTERS/JAVIER SANTIAGO last_img


first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Football Update.Bulldogs Football RecapBulldogs Football RecapCourtesy of Bulldogs Assistant Coach Eric Feller.last_img


first_imgINDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 19, 2019) — Special Olympics North America has announced  14 Indiana schools will receive national banner recognition for their efforts to engage students with and without intellectual disabilities in inclusive activities during the 2018-2019 school year.The schools are all participants in Special Olympics Indiana’s Unified Champion Schools and Champions Together programs and are being honored for meeting national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy, and respect.Local Indiana’s National Unified Champion Banner schools are Columbus East High School and South Ripley High School.The schools are among a select number across the nation to receive this distinction, and each will be presented with a banner to hang in their school this fall. One of the 14 schools will be further recognized as part of the “ESPN Honor Roll” for 2019, listed among the top 34 inclusive schools in the nation.“We are incredibly proud of the way that schools across Indiana have embraced this idea that students of all abilities can and should lead us toward a better, more inclusive future,” said Special Olympics Indiana President and CEO Jeff Mohler. “These 14 schools have gone above and beyond in their commitment to this program and they deserve every bit of this recognition for helping to create unified school communities.”The aim of the Unified Champion Schools program is to empower youth to become agents of change by encouraging special education and general education students to work together—along with educators and administrators—to promote social inclusion through a variety of year-round activities related to three main components: Unified Sports®, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole-School Engagement.A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has an inclusive school climate and that has demonstrated a commitment to the program by meeting 10 national standards of excellence defined by a panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the academic community. National banner schools also must demonstrate they are self-sustainable or have a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future.Through an innovative partnership with the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) known as Champions Together, Indiana has become a global leader in the implementation of Unified Champion Schools programming. This partnership has led to the establishment of Unified Track and Field and Unified Flag Football as officially sanctioned IHSAA sports—along with the development of state championships in Unified Bocce and Unified Bowling—and has helped to provide new opportunities for students of all abilities to “play unified” and to learn from each other while representing their schools in competition.“The IHSAA is extremely proud of our member schools for achieving this prestigious recognition from Special Olympics,” said IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox. “These schools have embraced the inclusion revolution and in doing so, have positively changed the cultures in their schools and communities.  There are very few considerations more important than these enhancements to the scholastic experience.”More than 650 schools are currently participating in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming in Indiana, representing a full 10 percent of the more than 6,500 schools across the country engaged in the program. Special Olympics has a global goal of creating 10,000 Unified Champion Schools by 2020.The Unified Champion Schools model is supported by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. This model has been proven, through research by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to be an effective and replicable means to providing students with and without disabilities the opportunity to form positive social relationships and promote a socially inclusive school climate.For more information about Unified Champion Schools or Champions Together, contact Special Olympics Indiana at 317-328-2000 or visit www.specialolympics.org/our-work/unified-champion-schools.last_img read more


first_imgAfter two service errors, two attack errors and a whiff from Santita Ebangwese in the opening 20 points against Virginia, Syracuse seemed uninspired.But by the middle of the second set, SU was rolling. After trailing 4-1 early in the second set, the team reeled off 13 of 16 points and the Orange peeled away from the Hokies en route to Syracuse’s second consecutive straight-set conference win.While the performance may not have been consistent, Syracuse (16-8, 8-3 Atlantic Coast) put a sluggish start behind it to defeat Virginia Tech (8-14, 2-9) Friday night in the Women’s Building. The Orange relied on its balanced offense, with Anastasiya Gorelina, Ella Saada, and Ebangwese all registering double-digit kills.“They came out with intensity and they couldn’t hold up,” Ebangwese said. “We kept playing our game, we closed the gap.”Gorelina led the team with 14 kills, and the Orange attack became more efficient as the match rolled on. SU compiled a .293 opening-set hitting percentage, with six attack errors and three service errors, a low output for an offense coming off its most efficient performance of the season last Sunday in Clemson. While SU won the set, 25-19, it didn’t do so as comfortably as it would’ve liked.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange turned the tide in a 25-13 win of the second set. The team tallied 17 kills on just three errors and 35 attack attempts for a hitting percentage of .400. Defensively, SU was equally dominant in the second set, as the Orange shut down the Hokies attack. VT had just seven kills, along with seven errors in 37 attack attempts. That’s good for a .000 hitting percentage.In the third set, the Orange came out of the break between the second and third sets firing, jumping out to a 9-3 lead and never ceding control to win, 25-18. SU tallied 15 kills on 27 attack attempts, a .519 hitting percentage.Amber Witherspoon took full her recent increased opportunities by adding seven kills on 14 attempts and a team-high six blocks. The Orange is one of the best teams in the conference at blocks, with Ebangwese ranking first in the ACC and 15th in the nation. Witherspoon has added 17 total blocks in three games. But SU head coach Leonid Yelin said his team has room for improvement in both blocking and serving. Despite a team total eight blocks Friday, Syracuse has the potential for much more.“I don’t think we’re blocking well,” Yelin said. “If we’re ranking high in ACC it doesn’t make me too happy, because I can see how much room we have to improve.”After six service errors Sunday in Clemson, the Orange took another step back with eight service errors Friday, its most since September 28th at Duke.“I know we’re going to miss some serves but as long as we are serving well and taking them out of their system a lot, it’s OK,” Yelin said.Despite the mistakes in both blocking and serving, Yelin knows winning remains the most important thing in the stretch run of the season.“Every game is now simple, especially for us,” he said. “We put ourselves in a situation where we have to try to win every game we have now.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more


first_imgGhanaian player Daniel Opare was a happy man on Thursday night as he had an Europa League debut with Besiktas to remember.The Ghanaian played in the entire duration of the Europa League second leg game against Liverpool as the Turkish club dumped the English Premier League side from the competition.Besiktas qualified to the last 16 of the competition winning on a penalty shoot-outs after playing a 1-1 draw on aggregate.Black Star player Mubarak Wakaso continue to struggle to find a place in the starting line-up for his Scottish club Celtic after missing another chance of showing what he is made of the UEFA Europa League.Wakaso’s Celtic boss has predicted a positional change might get the Ghana international some playing time but that was not meant to be when Celtic travelled to Italy to play Inter Milan in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League tie.Mubarak Wakaso missed the six-goal thriller first leg which ended in both teams sharing the goals three each on Celtic soil. Once again on Thursday night, the Ghanaian player who was impressive in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was nowhere to be found near the Celtic playing team as the Scottish club were eliminated from the Europa League.Inter Milan made their home advantage count in the game as Fredy Guarin scored the only goal to give the Italian side a 4-3 win on aggregate.Christian Atsu missed the Europa League home game for his Everton side after his man of the match display over the weekend.The Ghana international did not play a part in the second leg game against Samuel Afum’s Young Boys after he was ruled out with illness.Everton won 3-1 at the Goodison Park to take the aggregate score line to 7-2 against Young Boys. Samuel Afum was introduced into the game in the 76 minute replacing Yuya Kubo.Ghanaian player Frank Acheampong and his Anderlecht side were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night after their visit to Russia proved a hard task.Belgium club Anderlecht travelled to play Russian side Dinamo Moscow in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League game after a goalles draw in the first leg of the round of 32 tie.Dinamo Moscow came from behind to win on soil to book their place in the last 16 of the competition.Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the opener for away side Anderlecht to send the Belgium club leading 1-0 going into the interval. Alexey Kozlov scored the leveler before Artur Yusupov made it 2-1 after Alexander Kokorin had missed a penalty.Kevin Kuranyi scored the last on the night to give home side Dinamo Moscow a 3-1 win over their match day opponents.Frank Acheampong played in the entire duration of the defeat for  Anderlecht.Abdul Majeed Waris did not play a part in any of the Europa League round of 32 games as his Trabzonspor side rounded off a humiliating aggregate score line against Italian side Napoli.Trabzonspor lost by a single goal to nil away from home in the second leg to send the aggregate score line to a whopping 5-0 defeat. Ghanaian player Elvis Manu was on the score sheet for Feyernoord but his goal was not enough as the home side on the night lost the game to make an exit from the UEFA Europa League.Manu equalized for Feyernoord after Adem Ljajic had put away side Roma ahead but Gervinho restored Roma’s lead .to hand Feyrnoord a 2-1 defeat.Elvis Manu was introduced into the game in the 54th minute. Roma qualified to the next round of the competition on a 3-2 aggregate score line.–last_img read more


first_imgBlaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored first half goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday in their International Champions Cup clash in Chicago.The game between the two sides was shrouded in a bubbling controversy with Manchester United without Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly seeking a move away from the English Premier League side with PSG a likely destination.The victory for the French team moved them to the top of the invitational 10-team competition along with New York Red Bulls on 10 points.PSG, who had lost their last game to Chelsea, created the early opportunities at Soldier Field, as Ibrahimovic zipped a great scoring chance over the crossbar within the first few minutes.United, who defeated Barcelona on Saturday, however thought they had opened the scoring when midfielderJuan Mata had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out for offside.PSG struck in the 25th minute, where Matuidi made a run into the box and sent a shot past goalkeeper David De Gea. Ibrahimovic doubled the lead in the 34th minute when the Swedish forward took a cross from Maxwell and finished from close range.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more


first_imgFormer WWE stars Enzo Amore and Big Cass incited a brawl at the Ring of Honor/New Japan G1 supercard on Saturday night.After the four-way tag team match, in which Toma Tonga and Tanga Leoa defeated PCO and Brody King, Evil and Sanada and The Briscoes to add the ROH tag team titles along with their IWGP tag team belts, Amore and Cass appeared to jump over the barricade and attack The Briscoes. On the broadcast, you could see Amore and one of the Briscoes trading stiff punches. Announcer Kevin Kelly said, “You got to be kidding me,” before cameras panned away. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBully Ray proceeded to jump in and help the Briscoes deliver hard shots to Amore and Cass.ENZO AMORE AND BIG CASS JUST JUMPED THE BARRICADE AND ATTACKED EVERYONE AT G1 pic.twitter.com/r7eZxZzSpA— luke allen (@LukeAllenFS) April 7, 2019Ok so… Enzo and Big Cass just invaded ROH and disrupted the post-match celebration for G.O.D. No, I’m not working you! WTF did we just see?! #G1Supercard pic.twitter.com/ib0xeGMQEW— Jeff (@JeffJSays) April 7, 2019It appeared a riot was about to take place, but with security just standing and letting it all happen, it was seemingly planned. Yet, cameras stayed away from what happened and the announcers wouldn’t acknowledge too much of the incident. Sporting News hasn’t confirmed whether Amore and Cass are now part of Ring Honor, but the Voices of Wrestling make it seem like that is the case.Just got a text. 100% work. Was told the upper level office pushed for it despite booking team being largely against it. https://t.co/XfPUueJgpt— Voices of Wrestling (@voiceswrestling) April 7, 2019last_img read more


first_imgThe Cowboys 7-6 have played much like the Steelers, up and down, but they have been up lately pulling out a last minute victory, 20-19 over the Bengals last week helping to keep the Steelers playoff hopes alive.The Bengals could have moved a game ahead of the Steelers but weren’t able to hold on for the victory. The Indianapolis Colts (9-4) entrenched themselves two games ahead of the Bengals and Steelers with an impressive 27-23 come from behind victory over the Tennessee Titans, thus reducing the playoff fight to two teams for one slot, unless something very surprising happens in the final three games. This week the Bengals face the Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) who are coming off a 23-21 upset win over the Tampa Bay Bucs.The Cowboys led by Tony Romo started off hot, then cooled off, but because of the low quality of play by the other teams in their division still have a good chance of winning it, but they must beat the Steelers. Which makes this game huge because both teams are pretty much out of the playoffs if they lose, or are they?Romo is having an average season completing 66 percent of his passes with a quarterback rating of 88.5, with 20 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His key receivers are tight end Jason Witten, 92 catches for 860 yards; and wide receivers Dez Bryant, 75 catches for 1028 yards and Miles Austin, 55 receptions for 819 yards. The ground game is average headed by DeMarco Murray, 119 carries for 466 yards and a 3.9 average. Backing him is Felix Jones with 368 yards for a 3.8 average per carry.In the most important category points allowed and points scored the Cowboys are 16th in points scored, and 22 in points allowed. This game could go in any direction because of the unpredictability of the two teams. The Cowboys have been very inconsistent on both offense and defense whereas the Steelers have been strong on defense but extremely weak offensively with the exception of the Ravens game. Both teams must find a way to get their offense back in gear if they are going to make the playoffs, or more importantly, go anywhere if they do make the playoffs.The Bengals and Steelers will clash probably for the playoff berth next week. The Steelers will finish the season against the hot Browns, (5-8) and the Bengals against the not so hot Ravens (9-4). The Ravens have dropped from the No. 2 seed to the No. 4 seed, and if the Steelers were playing anywhere up to their talent the two would be fighting for the division title. All the AFC division winners appear to be set with three games left.AFC East, New England Patriots, 9-3; AFC South, Houston Texans, 11-1; AFC North, Baltimore Ravens, 9-4; and the AFC West, Denver Broncos, 10-3. MAKE SOME NOISE—The display board at Heinz Field calls for the fans to make noise as the Pittsburgh Steelers defense tries to stop the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Despite playing the worst ball of the season in three of their last four games the Steelers may still back into the playoffs. With the exception of the Baltimore Ravens game the Steelers offense has been on vacation the past four weeks. Even though the defense has kept them in games and even won one and nearly another, at some point the offense must show up. They didn’t against the San Diego Chargers which led to a 34-24 defeat making the game this week against the Dallas Cowboys huge. The Chargers game was actually more lopsided than the score indicated, as the Steelers scored most of their points after the game was lost.last_img read more


first_imgBy Jay Cook |SHREWSBURY – Lunch Break has been serving hot meals and providing services to Red Bank’s underprivileged for over three decades.But for their anniversary this year, the nonprofit Red Bank institution will extend its offerings beyond the pantry.By the end of next summer, Lunch Break will open its first Life Skills Center – a one-stop shop for those in need to attain personalized guidance towards a high school diploma or support for an entry-level job in the workforce.“We have been helping people with their most immediate needs for 35 years,” said Lunch Break’s executive director, Gwendolyn Love. “We’re excited to be able to take this opportunity and build it into something that’s going to be life-changing for many of our clients.”Lunch Break received approval from Shrewsbury’s planning board last month to completely gut and renovate a 1,250-square-foot former real estate office at 648 Broad St. into the agency’s only satellite location.That location will serve as a services hub for all of Lunch Break’s clients, many of whom are looking to break the cycle of hunger and joblessness, Love said.Gwendolyn Love, the executive director of Lunch Break, and Sharda Jetwani Love, Lunch Break’s program director, will be spearheading the non-profit’s new Life Skills Center opening later this year in Shrewsbury. Photo by Jay CookSharda Jetwani Love, Lunch Break’s program director, said the Life Skills Center is a “job readiness program helping those who are unemployed, underemployed or just looking for more skillsets to help them attain a level of financial stability.”When the center opens later this year, Jetwani Love said it will offer soft skills like interviewing tips, résumé guidance and prep for GED programs. Local representatives from the education, business and development sectors will make up a steering committee to help find the best methods of assistance.Jetwani Love said the Life Skills Center will provide a personalized experience for each of its clients. If someone is looking to attain a high school diploma, Jetwani Love said there is a pathway established with Brookdale Community College in Lincroft to reach that goal. For those on governmental assistance, representatives from the Monmouth County One-Stop will be easily accessible for help in finding employment.Lunch Break has also created pacts with numerous successful businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties where graduates of the Life Skills Center can get an entry-level job and rise through the ranks. Some of those companies are Sickles Market, soon opening on Red Bank’s West Side; Meridian Healthcare; Sunrise Senior Living; and at any of the 11 local Home Depot branches in the two counties.“You may come in entry level but there’s a pathway to work up the ladder in the organization,” Love said. “That’s golden. It’s how you get into self-sustainability.”Shrewsbury Mayor Don Burden said there are “no negatives at all” for the Life Skills Center opening in the 2.3-square-mile town neighboring Red Bank.“They’re reaching out to surrounding communities outside of the Red Bank base, which I think is very helpful, and I’m hopeful some of the work they’ll be doing there will result in some of these people finding employment in Shrewsbury,” Burden said.Lunch Break is busier than ever in its 35 years operating in Red Bank. Just last year, Love said the nonprofit served 80,000 hot meals; delivered 70,000 meals to homebound clients; had 10,000 visits to the client choice pantry; and have anywhere between 750 and 850 people a month visit for the pantry.“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our numbers were dwindling on the food services side and growing on the life skills program side? That’s the goal,” Love said.Lunch Break has been offering job searching services to its clients, but not to the extent expected at their new facility. The internet café at its headquarters at 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. has been used for job researching and employers post opportunities on a job board there. The organization also offers a suit-provision program where clients can schedule to get a fitted suit for an interview.Jetwani Love said she anticipates the Life Skills Center to be busy when doors open.“You trust us enough to come here and get your food, back to school supplies and your toys,” she said. “Why not step in and see how we can help you with budgeting or getting clothes for an interview?”Love said it’s been a total community effort to open the center. A volunteer with Lunch Break who works for JP Morgan Chase helped broker the lease for the Life Skills Center. Love said Lunch Break will lease the building for 11 years at the price of $1 a month. Maser Engineering, a Middletown firm, provided engineering services pro bono for the planning board applications. Metrovation partner Chris Cole, whose group owns The Grove in Shrewsbury, will provide landscaping services and decorations for the Life Skills Center.Lunch Break will apply for grants to Home Depot to pay for the building renovations and Habitat for Humanity will also provide the manpower for the cleanup.And with those relationships, Love said Lunch Break will not only continue its longstanding mission, but also expand it as she sees fit.“Lunch Break is just really excited to embark on this new direction,” Love said. “We think that it just makes sense.” This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more