Local residents selected as Girl Scout board members

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Thirteen community leaders were recently elected to serve as members-at-large on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Board positions were filled by individuals from a variety of communities in central Indiana.Members-at-large include Mary Azar Callahan, Monica Brownewell Smith, Roberta Courtright, Marco Dominguez, Krystal Fleeger, Tara Hamashuk, Elizabeth Kmiec, Jennifer Ping, Michele Richey, Taryn Stone, Ken Warner, Ella West, and Dr. Nikki C. Woodson.Mary Azar Callahan is from Indianapolis and is sales strategy and support for Midwest Region Business Banking of JP Morgan Chase.Monica Brownewell Smith is from Indianapolis and is an independent contractor with Barnes & Thornburg.Roberta Courtright is from Indianapolis and is director of community and player relations of the Indiana Fever/Pacers Sports and Entertainment.Marco Dominguez is from Indianapolis and is director of community relations of Financial Center First Credit Union.Krystal Fleeger is from McCordsville and is quality control team leader of Eli Lilly and Company.Tara Hamashuk is from Noblesville and is a student at Noblesville High School.Elizabeth Kmiec is from Batesville and is manager of trust administration with ClearPoint Federal Bank and Trust.Jennifer Ping is from Indianapolis and is principal of Bose Public Affairs Group and managing director of strategic business services.Michele Richey is from Greensburg and is counsel at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana.Taryn Stone is from Indianapolis and is a partner with Ice Miller Legal Counsel.Ken Warner is from Terre Haute and is vice president wealth manager of Omega Portfolio Management.Ella West is from Avon and is a student at Avon High School.Dr. Nikki C. Woodson is from Indianapolis and is the superintendent of schools for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township.last_img read more

Officials warn of hurricane-related scams

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Michael, Secretary of State Connie Lawson today cautioned investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams.“Natural disasters bring out the best and worst in people. While news stemming from Hurricane Michael has rightfully focused on the tireless efforts of first responders and neighbors helping neighbors, we know from experience that financial predators are lurking like snakes in the water to seek profit from the misfortune of others,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “Unsolicited investment offers seeking to capitalize on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence should be approached with extreme caution.”Secretary Lawson reminded investors to watch for red flags of hurricane-related scams, including unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or telephone calls promoting investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs. Scam artists may linger long after the storm has passed to prey on victims who anticipate receiving large lump-sum insurance settlements for damaged property and other losses.Secretary Lawson offered three quick tips to help investors avoid disaster-related scams:Delete unsolicited emails or social media messages and hang up on aggressive cold callers promoting hurricane-related investments, especially those from small companies touting unproven or new technologies or products.Use common sense. Claims of guaranteed returns or low/no investment risk are classic red flags. Every investment involves some degree of risk.Do your homework. Contact my office to check that both the seller and investment are licensed and registered. If not, they may be operating illegally.last_img read more

​Premier League to foot £4m cost for coronavirus testing kits

first_imgPremier League faces a significant bill of £4 million for COVID-19 testing kits if they wish to resume the season. Everyone involved with the reopening plans recognises that significant and frequent testing is the only way to ensure footballers and staff, and their families, are safe. The Daily Mail reports the league is willing to foot the bill for the testing kits that would ensure everyone can get tested twice a week after the resumption of group training. But there are ethical concerns among medical professionals.Advertisement Loading… Staff are worried about the way it would look if football is using so many testing kits when the average person or even some healthcare workers are struggling to get tested. There will be another Premier League shareholders’ meeting on Friday to discuss their plans to resume play to finish out the season. read also:Aguero decorates sitting room with hat trick match balls, EPL awards Games will be behind closed doors, but no confirmed date has been set for the resumption of play. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Messi, Ronaldo name toughest opponents they’ve faced

first_img Both the Juventus superstar and Barcelona captain have amassed an incredible amount of silverware en route to establishing themselves as two of the best footballers of all time. But Ronaldo and Messi have had their fair share of battles with defenders and some have proved far trickier than others. Speaking to DAZN, Messi surprisingly snubbed the likes of Sergio Ramos and Diego Godin as his toughest opponent. Instead, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner named his pick as Spanish right-back Pablo Maffeo, who he said proved to be an “intense” opposition. “Man-marking doesn’t bother me — you know that there will be tough matches and it can be strange to always have someone around you,” Messi said. “In truth, it hasn’t happened to me that often. It doesn’t bother me, but it is strange. “Pablo Maffeo of Girona [was the toughest man-marker]. That was intense! “I’ve never been one who complains. I think physical contact and kicks are part of the game. “I get more annoyed when I play bad and I get a little more angry. But if I’m not [playing bad], it’s not a problem, it’s part of the game and I don’t take it personally.” Ronaldo, meanwhile, has played in the likes of the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Primeira Liga in his club career. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar revealed his toughest opposition came in the form of former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole. Read Also: West Ham stun Chelsea, Aubameyang fires Arsenal revival “Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe,” Ronaldo told Coach Mag. “He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick, tough in the tackle. You knew it would never be an easy game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both opened up about the toughest defenders they respectively faced in their illustrious playing careers. Loading…last_img read more

Leeds United promoted back to Premier League after 16-year absence

first_imgAfter 16 years, 15 managers, five owners, one relegation to League One, one administration, four play-off defeats and a couple more near misses, Leeds are back. The Pride of Yorkshire, the club of Don Revie, Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton, Allan Clarke, Peter Lorimer, Howard Wilkinson, David Batty, Gary Speed and Lucas Radebe have returned to the Premier League after West Brom’s failure to win at Huddersfield on Friday night. To the list of club legends can be added Marcelo Bielsa and the unassuming Argentinian has become an honorary Yorkshireman because of his achievement in leading Leeds back to the Promised Land. Owner Andrea Radrizzani took a massive gamble when he enticed Bielsa to Elland Road in June 2018 to make him the best-paid manager in the club’s history. For all his fine football and success with Argentina and Chile, Bielsa was tagged as a nearly man because of his failure to win anything in Europe. His critics said his teams always faded in the home stretch because he ran his players into the ground, playing his energy-sapping, high-intensity possession football. Last season’s collapse when Leeds lost to spygate rivals Derby in the play-off semi-finals after topping the Championship for most of the season backed up this criticism. Despite having to sell top scorer Kemar Roofe and teen talent Jack Clarke to balance the books following this failure, Leeds shrugged off this disappointment to be even stronger this season. They have been in the top two for most of the season and have powered towards the finishing line, winning their last four games. Bielsa has also won promotion his way. He has never deviated from his passing style of football, which has inspired the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino. He never bowed to pressure from the fans to start the on-loan Eddie Nketiah or Jean-Kevin Augustin ahead of Patrick Bamford. The South American never lost sight of doing what he felt was best for the team and all his decisions have now been vindicated. Bielsa has improved every player at Leeds – even Pablo Hernandez at 35 – and in Kalvin Phillips they have a future England player. Credit must also go to Radrizzani and after a succession of owners, who failed to deliver for Leeds’ long-suffering fans, the Italian has won promotion three years after taking full control. Director of football Victor Orta has played his part in helping to land Bielsa and also for his wheeling and dealing in the loan market, which would make even Harry Redknapp jealous. Loan stars Ben White, Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Illan Meslier have all been key to ending Leeds’ 16-year exile from the top flight. The final mention must go to Leeds’ fans and they deserve this moment more than anyone because of what they have endured since 2004. read also:Leeds on verge of promotion to Premier LeagueAt times it did seem that Leeds were damned as they suffered relegation to League One, administration and saw every home-grown talent from James Milner to Clarke sold off. Yet they fans remained loyal and their support has been the one constant during all the years of turmoil. Leeds are back and the Premier League will be all the better for their return. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha Obama2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?last_img read more

Guardiola downplays Champions League pressure on Man City

first_img Loading… Read Also: UCL: How Chelsea will lineup against Bayern after latest injuries “We have to beat them for us, for this year and for the future. It’s similar to when we beat Barcelona here in the group stage. “These kind of games for us for our club without a lot of presence in Europe because we are just there for the last decade is so important for the players and the club – all the workers, people working here, for our fans. It is so important.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Atletico, they beat Liverpool, the best team in the world. There are many incredible teams. “But it’s an important first step. To beat Real Madrid is incredible, but we have to go to Portugal.“ Guardiola added: “Of course it is important. For Real Madrid or Barcelona to beat one big team in the last 16 is normal, but for us when we face Madrid we said if we want to win the Champions League we have to beat them. Pep Guardiola downplayed pressure on his Manchester City players despite their landmark win against Real Madrid on Friday night. Man City now face Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory against Los Blancos on the night – and a 4-2 aggregate triumph. However, Guardiola quickly dismissed any suggestion this was his side’s best chance of finally conquering Europe. He said: “You speak with all the teams, they’ll think the same, why are we so special? “I don’t see one reason why. To win this Champions League you have to beat a lot of teams. “Still there is Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Napoli, Lyon. We played Lyon last season and they won and drew. “We couldn’t beat them. We have experience but I know their manager, their quality.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Dubuque checkers fly for Callahan

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (June 3) – Joel Callahan topped the strong field of IMCA Modified drivers in in scoring the 20-lap feature win Sunday at Dubuque Speedway.Callahan took the lead near midway and held off Tyler Madigan at the checkers. Troy Bauer followed up a feature win at Farley Speedway on Friday night with another victory in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Bauer took the win over always tough Tyler Soppe. Sunday, June 10 will be Fan Appreciation night at Dubuque with everything half price, including admission and all concessions. In addition, a pre-race car show will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. All kids will be given autograph books courtesy of the Richardson Motors Kids Club. Drivers will have cars on display and will be signing autographs prior to the races.last_img read more

Cottage Grove Speedway swap meet canceled

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Unfortunately due to a lack of participation, the Cottage Grove Speedway swap meet scheduled for Saturday, March 1r has been cancelled.There may be a possibility of hosting one in the middle of this racing season and if there are any interested parties we ask that you contact Cottage Grove Speedway General Manager Heather Boyce at 541 729-8666. The Cottage Grove Speedway is set to host a test and tune play day on Saturday, April 5 while the first race of the year is planned for Saturday, April 12. Log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for more information pertaining to the 2014 campaign.last_img read more

Max Papis Innovations renews awards in four IMCA divisions

first_imgMOORESVILLE, N.C. – Second-year sponsor Max Papis Innovations has renewed an awards program that pays off for top drivers in four IMCA divisions.The Mooresville, N.C.-headquartered company gives MPI steering wheels with custom stands to the 2018 IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car na­tional champions.Second and third-place finishers in national standings for the same divisions all receive $50 gift certificates.Owned by veteran driver Max Papis, MPI has customers at all levels of the sport and its quickly expanding its share of the dirt track market. Its network of dealers covers 20 states and Australia includes Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Karl Performance, Larry Shaw Race Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products.“One of the visions of MPI was to make innovative and safe steering wheels that are accessible to drivers in all forms of racing. I have always been a supporter of grassroots racing so partnering with IMCA was a no-brainer,” said Papis. “IMCA embodies what grassroots racing is all about and I’m proud to support the series and all their racers. We look forward to being a part of the IMCA family and expanding the safety and comfort of our steering wheels.”All awards from Max Papis Innovations will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about MPI steering wheels and accessories is available at the www.maxpapisinc.com web­site, by calling 704 208-4344 and on Facebook.“The steering wheels for our national champions are not only high quality improvements for their race car, but they made great display pieces at the national banquet in Lincoln,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “The innovation and craftsmanship are what you would expect from someone as respected as Max and we are proud to partner with him again in 2018.”last_img read more