Batesville’s Bryan Helvie to receive IHSAA Media Service Award

first_imgBryan Helvie, Batesville Athletic Director and  formerly of the Batesville Herald‐Tribune, will be presented the 2014‐15 Distinguished Media Service Award for District 3.Helvie’s contributions to education‐based athletics will be recognized on Friday evening at Batesville High School when the Bulldogs’ boys basketball team hosts conference rival Franklin County. IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox and Sports Information Director Jason Wille will make the presentation.Helvie spent nearly 24 years with the Herald‐Tribune, a semi‐weekly newspaper serving the readership in and around Ripley County. He started out in sales before moving into the sports editor position for several years. He was later promoted to managing editorand general manager to oversee the newsroom and help with photography when needed, but continued to cover local sports stories all along.Between 2008 and 2014, the newspaper earned numerous awards from the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) under his leadership including the HSPA General Excellence Award (2008), the Blue Ribbon honor for Weekly Newspapers (2009), BestNewspaper Design and Best Sports Event Coverage.Last summer he transitioned from the newsroom into a new role serving the Batesville Community School Corporation as athletic director for grades 7‐12.Bryan HelvieCongrats Bryan from Country 103.9 WRBI!Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img read more

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Ba relishes competition with Torres

first_img He added: “But we are not rivals, no chance. You learn a lot from having competition with players like this – it’s good for me. “I’m getting better and better.” Ba has made a good impression in his first four months at Stamford Bridge, scoring six goals and often looking the team’s most dangerous attacking threat. The Senegal international does feel he owes something to Benitez, who leaves his post as interim boss after this weekend’s friendly against Manchester City in New York. Ba, speaking at a Chelsea youth soccer clinic in Harlem, said: “It’s been good since I came and he (Benitez) has been good. “He made good rotation between me and Fernando. “I have had the chance to play a lot of games since I came and that has been really good. I have learned a lot, about new team-mates and the way Chelsea plays football. I’m very happy.” Outgoing manager Rafael Benitez tended to rotate his principal forwards after Ba arrived from Newcastle in January but with Benitez moving on and Ba’s ineligibility for European football no longer an issue, that could change under the next manager. When asked if the pair could play together, Ba said: “We could do. He is a good man. We will have to see the view of the manager who is going to come in. We will have to see what he will bring to the team and if he can play two strikers, how he wants it.” Chelsea striker Demba Ba would relish more competition with Fernando Torres next season – but is also keen to partner the Spaniard.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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KanOkla is seeking a full time customer consultant

first_imgSuccessful candidates should possess the following:*Ability to input and retrieve data utilizing computer up to four hours continuously.*Ability to hear and communicate with co-workers and the public on the phone and in person required.* Ability to move up to 50 pounds of force independently is required occasionally.*  Willing to travel on occasion for KanOkla to events including marketing meetings, booths, tradeshows, and fairs. KanOkla, a leader in the rural telecommunications industry, is seeking a full time customer consultant. This position requires someone that is self-motivated and works well within a team providing exceptional customer service.Responsibilities include answering customer questions by phone or in person, accepting payments, and assisting new customers; assisting marketing with direct mail, monthly bill inserts, typing content on websites, working as a contributing member of our KanOkla team. KanOkla maintains a drug free environment.You may submit a resume via email to [email protected] or mail your resume to:KanOkla, Attn: HR Specialist, 100 KanOkla Ave, Caldwell, KS.  The closing date for accepting applications is November 7, 2014.last_img read more

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Semenya: Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules

first_img“She can run the races that she was told that she cannot run,” he added, citing the 400m and 800m.The IAAF said it had “received no information from the Swiss Federal Court so we can not comment at this stage.”The Swiss ruling is designed to have a short shelf-life.The IAAF and Semenya’s legal team must now make further submissions to the court, which will decide on whether to order a longer suspension of the measures.The court is due in the coming weeks to issue another decision on whether to extend the suspension.Swiss justice moves slowly, meaning a final ruling on the admissibility of the IAAF measures could take years.“This is an important case that will have fundamental implications for the human rights of female athletes,” Semenya’s Swiss lawyer, Dorothee Schramm, said.Semenya had planned to compete at the rarely-run distance of 2,000 metres at a meeting in Montreuil in the Paris suburbs on June 11. It remains to be seen if she will now take part in the 800m instead.Wambui, the Kenyan runner, told AFP in an interview lat month that she refuses to take the testosterone-lowering medication and that the introduction of the new rules had left her lacking the will to train “because you don’t know what you are training for”.Share on: WhatsApp Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Switzerland’s top court said Monday it had temporarily suspended IAAF rules that oblige athletes including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events.Judges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport had previously ruled that the rules were “discriminatory” but found, in a split decision, that they were “necessary” to ensure fairness in women’s athletics.Semenya, the South African who won the women’s 800 metres at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, last week announced plans to appeal to Switzerland’s highest court.And on Monday, Swiss Federal Tribunal spokesman Peter Josi told AFP that the court had issued a “super-provisional order,” barring the application of the rules introduced by the International Association of Athletics Federations until a further hearing can take place.“I am thankful to the Swiss judges for this decision,” Semenya said in a statement issued by her legal team.“I hope that following my appeal I will once again be able to run free,” she added.– ‘She can run’ –The rules require women with higher than normal male hormone levels, a condition known as hyperandrogenism, to artificially lower the amount of testosterone in their bodies if they are to compete in races over distances of 400m to the mile.The reprieve granted by the court in Bern also applies to the two women who finished behind Semenya in the 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba and Margaret Wambui of Kenya.“It is fantastic news,” Semenya lawyer Gregg Nott told South Africa’s 702 radio station. FILE PHOTO: Caster Semenyalast_img read more

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Former PRRD CAO Chris Cvik hired by Hudsons Hope

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Less than two months after he was released without cause from his position as the Peace River Regional District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Cvik is now serving as the District of Hudson’s Hope’s CAO.Cvik was terminated by the Regional District Board without cause during a closed-door meeting in Dawson Creek on May 18th.He was hired by the PRRD in 2014 to replace former CAO Fred Banham, who was retiring that year. As reported by the Alaska Highway News, Hudson’s Hope released its CAO Tom Matus without cause at the end of June.Mayor Gwen Johansson said that hiring Cvik to replace Matus on an interim basis made sense.“It wasn’t terribly complicated. We had a vacancy, and he was available,” said Johansson.She explained that councillors voted in favour of hiring Cvik for a period of one year at a Council meeting on July 9th, though she added that the contract has a clause that allows him to leave with sufficient notice.Johansson said that if Cvik and District Council is happy at the end of the one-year contract, the District would consider keeping Cvik on permanently.last_img read more

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Ensign shares jump as driller notes lower loss higher revenue in third

first_imgEnsign, which moved a drilling rig from Canada into the U.S. earlier this year, reported third-quarter revenue from activity in Canada dropped by 11 percent from last year, while U.S. revenue rose by 30 percent.Last week, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada predicted a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.Calgary-based Ensign had no update on its hostile takeover bid of $470-million in cash for cross-town rival Trinidad Drilling Ltd. it launched in August.Trinidad’s board last month recommended shareholders accept instead an all-shares bid valued at $540 million from Calgary-based Precision Drilling Ltd.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Ensign Energy Services Inc. rose about eight percent on Monday morning after it reported a smaller loss in its third quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue grew 17 percent.The drilling company says it lost $32.8 million or 21 cents per share on revenue of $289 million, compared with a loss of $36.5 million or 23 cents per share on revenue of $247 million in the third quarter of 2017.The results closely matched analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.last_img read more

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Jute mill strike will not have any impact

first_imgKolkata: State Labour minister Moloy Ghatak reiterated on Thursday that the one-day strike call of jute mills by Centre of India Trade Unions (CITU) will prove futile with labourers joining work the next day. “The Left Front government had not increased the wages of jute mill workers from 2002 to 2010, which was Rs 100 a day during that time. In 2010, it was hiked to Rs 157 a day. We had raised it to Rs 258 per day in 2015 and on Wednesday we signed a historic contract hiking the daily wages of the employees to Rs 370 per day. This will immensely benefit the labourers of the jute mills,” Ghatak said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersGhatak added that those who will work for 24 days a month will be getting an additional amount of Rs 15 per day. “A section of jute mill workers have often raised allegations against feeble attendance in jute mills. So the government has decided to pay those workers who are regular in their duties,” said Dola Sen, president of Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress. Terming the strike call by CITU as an attempt to create an atmosphere of disturbance in the state, Ghatak asserted that all 84 jute mills will remain open on Thursday and foil the strike called by CITU. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSixteen of the 22 unions existing in jute mills in the state assured the minister that the employees will join work. Ghatak asserted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken significant steps to ensure that the workers’ interest and the work culture in the jute mills are upheld without resorting to any strikes. “The Left Front has not even paid dearness allowance (DA) for the workers for many years but we have been paying the DA to the workers along with Providend Fund and have almost fully cleared it. Ninety percent of the gratuities have also been cleared. So the strike call by the CITU union is nothing but ego satisfaction,” reiterated Sen. The state government has also constituted a three-member committee headed by a retired judge of High Court which will look into other issues of the jute mills and come out with a solution.last_img read more

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JSPL bags Rs 665 cr rail order from RVNL

first_imgNew Delhi: Steel maker Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Thursday said it has bagged a Rs 665 crore order from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) to supply 89,042 tonnes of rails. JSPL has won an order from RVNL “to supply 89,042 tonnes of UIC 60 kg IRS T-12 880 grade 13 meter rails for its upcoming projects,” the company said in a regulatory filing. “This order is indicative of JSPL’s strategic commitment to growing its footprint in the domestic Rail segments,” JSPL Managing Director Naushad Akhter Ansari said. This is the second big rail order in less than a year, the first-ever rail order to JSPL for supplying close to one lakh tonnes rails to Indian Railways was completed in April, 2019, the filing added. RVNL functions as an extended arm of the Ministry of Railways. It is empowered to act as an umbrella special purpose vehicle (SPV) to undertake projects directly or by creating project specific SPVs, according to its website. The required rails will be manufactured and supplied from its Raigarh facility. Part of the $22-billion OP Jindal Group, JSPL has presence in steel, power, mining and infrastructure sectors.last_img read more

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Abidjan King Mohammed VI welcomes Ivorian President after his recovery abroad

first_imgAbidjan – King Mohammed VI welcomed, Sunday at the international airport of Félix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, during his return ceremony to Abidjan, after a period of recovery abroad.During this meeting, which was held at the VIP lounge of the airport, the King reiterated his sincere wishes for a speedy recovery and good health to President Ouattara to continue his tireless work for the Ivorian people.This welcome reflects the historical, unique and exemplary ties binding the two brotherly countries and the constant will of King Mohammed VI to make of the Moroccan-Ivorian cooperation a model for South-South partnership. It is also part of the strong relations between the two heads of State. A warm popular welcome was reserved for President Ouattara on the occasion of his return to his countrylast_img read more

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The Bills Season Hinges On Beating The Patriots

The Buffalo Bills probably need to beat the New England Patriots if they want to secure a playoff spot, but it didn’t have to be that way. As you’ll see in the video above, their odds would be higher if they hadn’t messed around and benched Tyrod Taylor, who’s been surprisingly good, a few weeks back.

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