Mohler concludes with Stay positive. Stay active. And prepare for the 2020 Virtual Summer Games! Statewide – Special Olympics Indiana has extended the suspension of all in-person practices, events, and social activities at all levels of the organization through June 30. The decision was made after consulting with the leaders of other Special Olympics programs throughout the U.S. and with our own Board of Directors according to Special Olympics Indiana President & CEO Jeff Mohler. Mohler added ‘The decision was not easy. As Governor Holcomb plans for the slow reopening of our state, I know that we are asking our athletes, coaches, families, and volunteers to be patient. But I believe Special Olympics International’s strategy is in the best interest of the people we serve.’ According to the CDC, people with intellectual disabilities (ID) or developmental disorders are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19. In addition, people with ID experience higher rates of chronic health conditions that also put them at higher risk of serious illness and poorer outcomes from COVID-19. Special Olympics competitions and events are opportunities for entire communities to come together in support of our vision. But, unfortunately, that joining together poses significant risks for everyone involved.Mohler also mentioned ‘So let us be cautious in our approach. Let’s see if there are new spikes in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Let us keep the safety of our people first and foremost.’ ‘We should continue to practice social distancing. We should wash our hands properly and frequently. We should wear a face mask when at work or in public. We should be careful not to spread our germs or to touch our faces with unwashed hands.’ ‘I know it’s difficult to be patient, but I encourage our athletes to reach out to friends, teammates, and coaches. Make sure they remain safe and healthy. ‘
Glen E. Gray, 81, of Milan passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg. Glen was born Saturday, October 8, 1938 in Olean, Indiana, the son of the late Gilbert and Evelyn (Lane) Gray. He worked as a union electrician and was past fire chief with the Aurora Fire Department. He enjoyed horse racing; watching sports, including the Bengals, Reds, and IU basketball; and Nascar.Glen is survived by his daughters Sabrina (Randy) Clark of Brookville, Charity Legge (George) Schmeltzer of Aurora, and Trina (Tim) Johnson of Milan; brothers Robert (Linda) Gray of Versailles and Ronnie (Linda) Gray of Dillsboro; sisters Janice (Wayne) Linkmeyer of Versailles and Hope Gray of Versailles; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Evelyn, three brothers: Gene, Gary, and John Gray, and sister Wanda Gray.A service celebrating his life will be held 12 Noon Friday, July 10, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 AM – 12 Noon Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Glen to the Aurora Fire Department. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141. Please reach out through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Glen for the family.
Indianapolis, IN — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Jamie Johnson will be a keynote speaker at the 11th annual Drug Abuse Symposium, which takes place on October 22nd in Indianapolis.Johnson is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and co-founder of bluegrass band The Grascals. Born and raised in Milan, he has made more than 150 appearances at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Johnson has been open about his struggles with depression and alcohol, and though he is now sober, he continues to overcome his addiction one day at a time. At the symposium, Johnson will tell stories and sing songs of his experiences and his new perspective on life.In addition to Johnson, Attorney General Hill noted symposium attendees will hear from law enforcement, treatment providers, faith leaders, government officials, and others. Their presentations will cover marijuana legalization, the methamphetamine crisis, how law enforcement officers handle suspected drug overdoses, and more than a dozen additional topics.This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees have the option to take part in the symposium virtually. Appropriate cleaning and social-distancing measures are being followed for in-person attendees. Tickets to virtually attend the symposium cost $100, and tickets to appear in person cost $150. The prices of both tickets will increase by $50 after Sept. 11.Click here for a link for the virtual session. Click here for a link for the in-person session.
Columbus, IN — Thrive Alliance, Cummins, Subway, and more will host the annual “Stand Down” for south-central Indiana, on Thursday, October 1, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Fair Oaks Mall in Columbus. The purpose of the event is to honor and help the heroes in several central Indiana counties including Bartholomew, Jennings, Shelby, and Decatur Counties.In an effort to comply with social distancing guidelines, this year’s “Stand Down” will be a drive-thru and held in the parking lot, south of the old Carson’s store at the mall.Organizers hope to reach homeless veterans, and veterans at risk of becoming homeless, to connect them to services they need to get on the path to self-sufficiency. Proof of service or military ID is required to access the free services. Services availible that day will include emergency food and clothing, housing assistance, health screenings, personal hygiene kits, mental health screenings, meals, legal aid, haircuts, and more.
RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia head coach just three matches into the new La Liga season. The 54-year-old was dismissed on Wednesday following a reported falling out with club owner Peter Lim. The owner has been battling with the club’s sporting side for months as Lim has looked for more control over player transfers and sporting decisions. Former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades, who was an assistant coach to Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu last year, has been tipped to take over at Mestalla. “Valencia CF have informed Marcelino Garcia Toral of their decision to relieve him of his duties as first team coach, effective as of this Wednesday,” the club said in a statement. “The club wish to thank Marcelino for his hard work and dedication during his time as coach, and wish him the best of success for the future.” Marcelino was appointed as Valencia boss in May 2017 and led them to a fourth-place finish. His position came under threat 12 months ago during a difficult start to 2018-19, but the club kept faith in the former Villarreal boss and were rewarded when they ended the season by winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and clinching a Champions League spot. Valencia have taken four points from three games this term but it was reported in Spain that Lim called club president Anil Murthy for an emergency meeting in Singapore on Wednesday after deciding to sack Marcelino.Tags: Albert CeladesLa LigaMarcelinoPeter LimReal MadridValencia
RelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption Rangers Ifeanyi George gets burial date Enugu sympathises with Rangers over player’s death Rangers International FC of Enugu on Sunday held visiting Al-Masry FC of Egypt to a 1-1 draw in the Confederation Cup Match Day Six. Al-Masry opened scores through Mahmoud Wadi in the 5th minute of the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, while Ifeanyi George levelled scores for Rangers in the 19th minute from Isaac Loute’s free kick. The two teams battled for a winning goal until regulation time to no avail, bringing Rangers campaign in the tournament to a disappointing end. Speaking after the match, Rangers Coach, Salisu Yusuf, praised his players for giving their all in the match and throughout the group matches. He said the team started the offensive in the game late, adding that he would have been happy if they pulled through to the next round. Yusuf said: “We played well, in spite of the nature of the match and it is a good thing that we did not lose the match. “It was a tough match and Al-Masry have been a good team in this group but we would have won the match. “The players missed chances, which they should have converted, but so be it. “That is football for you.” Al-Masry’s Coach, Ihab Halal, praised his team for getting a draw against Rangers in their home. Halal said: “Rangers is a good team and I give them kudos for their performance. “Although we are already through to the next round even before kicking the ball today, but for pride sake, we have fought for the point.” With Sunday’s result, Rangers have exited from the competition with six points after six matches. They finished behind the visitors with 10 points after the same number of matches. Pyramid FC led the group with 15 points as Nouadhibou FC occupied the bottom with three points after eight matches.Tags: Al-Masry FCConfederation CupRangers International FC
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has issued reassurances about his health after it emerged he met Prince Charles, who has tested positive for coronavirus, at a function earlier this month. The three-belt world heavyweight champion and the Prince both attended a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, a little over two weeks before it was revealed the heir to the throne has coronavirus. Joshua is currently still scheduled to defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20. His spokesperson told the Daily Mail: “AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well. “He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers.” The spokesperson did not say whether Joshua had been tested for the disease, which continues to shut down sport and communities across the world. Bob Arum, who is due to co-promote Tyson Fury’s third fight with Deontay Wilder this year, said on Wednesday the contest is “clearly not” going to happen in July, a delay which has potential knock-on effects on Joshua’s 2020 programme.Tags: Anthon y JoshuaCommonwealth DayKubrat PulevPrince Charles
RelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Manny Pacquiao said he has tested negative for Coronavirus Disease after the eight-weight boxing world champion and Philippines senator came into contact with a politician who had contracted the disease. The 41-year-old, who holds the WBA welterweight world title, was recently pictured with Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimental, who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, Pacquiao said he was already in quarantine and had used an unapproved rapid testing kit from South Korea to determine if he had been infected. However, he added that if he or his family exhibits any symptom, he will not hesitate to undergo swab testing. “My countrymen, I would like to make it clear that even before I received the letter from [Dasmarinas Village, Makati] Barangay Captain Rossana Hwang, I already started home quarantine,” Pacquiao said. “Please don’t worry. I received rapid testing kits from my friends from South Korea. Using these kits approved in Korea, I tested negative. The FDA [Food and Drug Administration] hasn’t approved them yet but these are what’s used in Korea. “I’ve been encouraged a while back to get tested at RITM [Research Institute for Tropical Medicine], but I want to let it be known that I have not felt any symptoms. “It’s an entirely different conversation when I’m feeling something strange in my body. I am willing to undergo swab testing for the sake of my family and my country, but I will go through the regular procedure. “I believe that there are many more persons under investigation or PUI that should be prioritised in testing.” The news comes after Pacquiao claimed he “was not afraid to die” to help those affected by the disease in the Philippines. “If you are a leader, you have to be a frontliner,” Pacquiao said. “You have to lead and let people see that you are with them. I grew up poor. I know what they feel.” There have been 1,418 cases of coronavirus reported so far in the Philippines, with 71 casualties.Tags: Aquilino PimentalCoronavirusManny PacquiaoRossana Hwang
RelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Aubameyang pens three-year Arsenal contract David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into the FA Cup final with two well-taken goals against Manchester City at an empty Wembley.The Gunners were under pressure for large spells of the game but their star forward was clinical with his chances when it mattered. City dominated the opening stages with Arsenal’s defence looking nervy in possession, especially when trying to play out from the back.But it was Arsenal who would break the deadlock as Aubameyang, moments after missing a fine one-on-one chance, turned home Nicolas Pepe’s deep cross.City could not force a response before the interval, with Arsenal coming close to doubling their lead as Shkodran Mustafi’s header was tipped over by Ederson.City were creating plenty of chances in the second half and were denied a penalty as VAR and referee Jon Moss agreed that Raheem Sterling had not been tripped by Mustafi.Those misses came back to haunt the FA Cup holders with 20 minutes remaining as Arsenal broke forward on the counter-attack and Aubameyang raced onto Kieran Tierney’s pass to calmly slot home his second and double the lead. City dominated possession in the closing stages of the match with Arsenal penned into their own half but could not find the goal that would get them back into the tie.Mikel Arteta only left the Manchester club in December to take the job at Arsenal, but has already comeback to haunt Pep Guardiola.Tags: FA CupManchester CityPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Irish still have a chance of finishing with the wooden spoon when they face Italy in Rome on the final day of the championship having drawn 13-13 with France. Frustratingly, they have been in a position to win the last three matches despite contending with an ever-lengthening injury list, only to throw it away. “I don’t think people need to freak out. There’s no issue of confidence within the team. We’re not getting smashed by teams and are creating opportunities,” the Munster scrum-half said. “We wanted to come out this week and give a good performance. I think we did that.” He added: “We’re creating a lot, we’re controlling games and we’re controlling territory. “It’s little things like when we needed to keep the scoreboard ticking over in the second half and we probably would have kicked on again. I can’t put my finger on why we didn’t do that. There’s no need to panic. “After the first half we didn’t feel comfortable exactly but we were in a good place.” Ireland led 13-3 by half-time and were in total control, only for France to dominate the final quarter. “It is a disappointment, to a degree, but then France could have scored a try at the end and we could be standing here after a defeat,” Murray said. “It’s not quite like a defeat but it is disappointing the way the draw happened. We were ahead all game and they levelled it quite late.” Conor Murray insists Ireland must take heart from their performances in the RBS 6 Nations, even if results have left them battling at the wrong end of the table. Press Association