23 Sep
2020

Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Celebrates Scholarship Program, Regional Growth and New Lawrenceburg Civic Park Event

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana – The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association (SEIMA) is expanding their community outreach and Hall of Fame coverage this year. Since the organization was founded in 2001, it has stood to honor, support, and promote exemplary musical talent from our area including musicians and music educators in Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio, and Switzerland counties, by inducting them annually into the Southeastern Indiana Musicians’ Hall of Fame. “We are pleased to announce that we now are including the many talented musicians of Franklin County to be recognized by our organization,” said Brian DeBruler SEIMA board member and owner of the locally based record label, Sol Records. As of April 2019, the group now includes Franklin County in its covered territory. “In the last two years we have made a lot of changes to redefine our role and contributions to the community as a nonprofit organization. We have established a scholarship fund that we will begin awarding in 2020 to high school graduates looking to pursue a career in music, and we are also exploring ways that we can supplement funding to the music programs in schools in each of the 5 counties,” said DeBruler. “As a volunteer organization we are grateful for the tremendous support and contributions we have received from the community over the years and we are focused on reciprocating that investment in our communities’ musical future.”SEIMA is funded entirely by donations and is launching a fund raiser and raffle in conjunction with the Whiskey City Summer Fest event at Lawrenceburg Civic Park this summer. “We have an incredible commodity in the music of our region, and the City of Lawrenceburg has presented a tremendous opportunity and investment in that with the new Civic Park and stage; to not only showcase local music talent, but also by hosting various events attracting more people to downtown Lawrenceburg. Our rich music heritage is cause for celebration and we are happy to be involved”, said DeBruler. The group will be selling commemorative t-shirts in conjunction with the concert at upcoming area events, on their website, and at the show. Proceeds from the shirt sales go directly to the scholarship fund. They are also raffling an acoustic guitar signed by all of the Whiskey City Summer Fest artists. The Class of 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced along with the winner of the guitar at the show by Hall of Fame member Jim Helms that evening. The deadline for 2019 Hall of Fame nominations is May 31st. (For information visit the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association website at www.seimusic.org).“Lawrenceburg has always hosted great music events like Music on the River, Fall Fest, and Party in the Park; On behalf of the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association, our hats are off to the efforts of Mayor Mollaun, Pat Krider, Marie Edwards and everyone involved with these events that have done an amazing job over the years. The new stage really takes things to another level. Thanks for supporting local music! ” – Official statement from SEIMA Board.Whiskey City Summer Fest takes place at the brand new Lawrenceburg Civic Park located at 50 Short Street in Lawrenceburg on Saturday July 13th from 3pm – 10:30 pm. The free concert features music by 3 time Grammy Award Winner, Texas blues/rock artist, Delbert McClinton, along with Pure Grain, The Renegades, and the good time Cajun stylings of Robin Lacy and Dezydeco. Food will be available from regional area food trucks lining the street as well as a beer garden. Bring your lawn chairs and come celebrate summertime with great music, awesome food, and good people in Whiskey City USA, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Free Parking in the parking garage entering from Walnut Street.No purchase necessary to win, Free Contest entry sign up will be available at the event on July 13th. Must be present to win.”last_img read more

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13 Aug
2020

Arteta will be ‘ruthless’ to build winning mentality at Arsenal

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has warned Arsenal’s underachieving stars that he will be “ruthless” as the new boss looks to restore a winning mentality to his troubled club.Arteta, who had been working as an assistant to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, was hired by Arsenal on Friday after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract to replace the sacked Unai Emery.The former Arsenal midfielder arrives at the Emirates Stadium to find a team in crisis following a wretched run that cost Emery his job and reaffirmed the sense the Gunners have lost their way since the final years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.Languishing in 10th place in the Premier League after a run of one win in 12 games in all competitions, Arsenal hope Arteta can steady the ship and eventually turn the north Londoners into contenders for a top four berth.And Arteta, speaking at his official unveiling at the Emirates on Friday, made it clear he will take a hardline to ensure the malaise doesn’t continue any longer.“I have to engage the players, when I was here with Man City (last week) everyone was a bit down,” Arteta told reporters.“We have to have the right culture here, if we don’t then the tree will shake.“After that we can talk about other things. We need an immediate impact and need to raise the level of the performances to start winning games and engage with the fans.“The ambition of this football club is very clear. You have to fight for trophies and be in Europe. The rest is not good enough.”Arteta has earned praise from Guardiola for the work he did with City’s players during their title-winning campaigns.The Gunners boss is ready to put the lessons he learned from Guardiola into action, starting with a single-minded approach to installing his own philosophy at a club desperately lacking purpose and unity in recent years.“What I have learned mostly is you have to be ruthless, consistent and fit the culture of the club to sustain a winning mentality,” Arteta said.“Every act is important. Pep’s work-rate is incredible. The staff have to be able to transmit it and when the players buy into that, you can be strong.– ‘Be responsible’ – “I want to do things my way by convincing them it is the right way for everybody to live better.“Everybody has to be responsible and I do not want them hiding, I want people who deliver passion and energy.“Anyone who does not buy into this, has a negative effect, is not good enough for this environment and culture.”The 37-year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year playing career with Arsenal, then joined City to work with Guardiola after retiring in 2016.He revealed he came very close to taking the Arsenal job following Wenger’s departure in 2018, but conceded it was not the right time for him then, whereas now he has the knowledge to make a success of a difficult situation.Given the huge problems lurking in Arsenal’s unbalanced and inconsistent squad, many fans wanted a more experienced boss to replace Emery.Arteta is adamant he won’t be fazed by his first managerial role, saying: “I will give every drop of blood for this football club to make it better.“I feel back home. I am extremely happy and proud to have been given the honour of being manager of this football club,” he said.“I have prepared for the challenge and am ready. If I didn’t feel that, I would not be siting in this chair.”Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since 2004 and appear light years behind champions City and current leaders Liverpool.One of the main issues facing Arteta is how to deal with German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has endured testing times of late with Arsenal and is the subject of speculation over a January move.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal’s leading scorer, is also said to be unsettled by the team’s struggles and Arteta wants to get to know those two and the rest of the squad as soon as possible.“I want to understand how they are feeling and what they need,” he said.“Then I can take the excuses out of them and focus on the things which are relevant on and off the pitch. It is my job to get the best out of him (Ozil).”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Report: Seahawks traded Harvin because he questioned QB Russell Wilson’s Blackness

first_imgSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, and Percy HarvinFormer Seattle Seahawks explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets because he openly questioned the “blackness” of golden boy and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson.That’s what the Bleacher Report alleges after speaking with factions within the Seahawks locker room.The report portrays a locker room increasingly divided over Wilson and raises the possibility of racial tension among the Seahawks.A player who chose to remain anonymous said Harvin had “increasing animosity” toward Wilson and was leading a faction of the team that was beginning to dislike the star quarterback.The report, citing multiple interviews with Seahawks players, says some of the African-Americans on the team feel the multiracial Wilson “isn’t black enough.”More than that, there is the belief among some Seahawks that Wilson isn’t accountable for his own mistakes, often blaming teammates for poor throws.Whatever the reason, some Seahawks star players are irate that Harvin was traded, none more so than arguably their most important player, Marshawn Lynch, the running back workhorse whose ability to plow through defenses is cited as one of the biggest reasons why the Hawks won the Lombardi Trophy.When he found out about the trade, Lynch reacted this way:last_img read more

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6 Aug
2020

Mobile Food Carts Coming to Artesian Commons

first_imgFacebook109Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia is accepting proposals from interested parties for the operations of a Mobile Food Unit at the Artesian Commons. The park is scheduled to open in early May, and vendors will be an important partner in the success of this location. Responsibilities will include operating a mobile food unit, opening and securing the park each day, and providing support for daily functions required to keep the location clean and vibrant. For details and a copy of the packet you can:Visit the Artesian Commons webpage.Visit The Olympia Center at 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA  98502.Call Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation at 360.753.8506 to have the packet mailed or emailed to you.Questions may be directed to Scott River, Associate Director for Parks, Arts and Recreation, at 360.753.8506last_img read more

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4 Aug
2020

Fair Haven’s Costumed Kiddos Take Over The Streets

first_imgAlthough the weather was gloomy, the joy on the children’s faces as they paraded down the road helped brighten the day. Photos by Patrick Olivero After the “hunt,” the kids paraded down Hance Road and onto River Road, ending in front of the community firehouse. There participants were treated to donuts and juice as they waited for the results of the costume competition. The winners took home gift certificates to businesses in town. center_img FAIR HAVEN – Little superheroes, first responders, princesses and even the Statue of Liberty took to the streets as part of Fair Haven’s annual Halloween Egg Hunt and Costume Parade Sunday, Oct. 20. Festivities began at Sportsman’s Field across from Knollwood School where the children anxiously awaited the green light to collect as many candy-stuffed, Halloween-themed eggs as possible. At the signal all the children rushed forward; in minutes they had wiped the field clean of eggs. last_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

Pacio’s road back to title shot starts vs compatriot Doliguez

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipJoshua Pacio was just 20-years-old when he faced Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE world strawweight title, and even though he lost the bout the diminutive striker remains hell-bent on securing another shot at the gold.Standing in his way though is the battle-hardened Roy Doliguez.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Irving’s big 2nd half leads Celtics past Thunder 101-94 ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending Articles04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The 35-year-old Doliguez amassed an 18-19-9 record during his days as a professional boxer and is 7-4 in his MMA career.“Obviously, Roy Doliguez has a ton of experience in the ring and cage,” said Pacio (9-2). “He is strong and very fierce. I will do my best and really show what I have.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I will put my best foot forward because I have trained very hard for this fight.”Pacio will take on Doliguez in the ONE: Legends of the World card on Friday Nov. 11 at Mall of Asia Arena.center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Pacio also looks to erase his painful loss to Hayato Suzuki back in August at Cotai Arena in Macau.“That’s the hard part of losing because I have to start over again. A win over Hayato Suzuki could have given me a rematch for the belt, but it is what it is. I just have to move on and work my way up the rankings once more,” said Pacio. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

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28 Nov
2019

Tennis set for Chinese boom

first_imgFirst came the Russians. Now, women’s tennis is preparing for a Chinese boom after Li Na’s historic win at the French Open.Anna Kournikova’s success in the late 1990s inspired a succession of Russians to follow in her footsteps, and according to the WTA tour’s chief marketing officer Andrew Walker, Li Na’s win could have a similar effect in China.Li Na became the first Chinese to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open. AP”It’s the tip of the iceberg in terms of the potential of the China market for women’s tennis,” Walker said.”No question, it will inspire in China many young girls to pick up a racquet who might not otherwise have done so.I think we’re all very optimistic that it’ll have a domino effect in terms of continuing the growth of the women’s game in China at a much faster speed.”There are two Chinese players in the top 50 of the women’s game compared to 11 Russians, but the rankings could have a very different look in 10 years’ time.The 29-year-old Li became the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Francesca Schiavone in the French Open earlier this month.The match was watched by 116 million people in her home country, making it the mostwatched sporting event in China this year and the most-watched tennis match ever in the country.Li is already one of the biggest sports stars in China, on a level with basketball player Yao Ming, and the WTA knows her success could have a wide-reaching impact on the game globally.advertisement”No question, it’s great news in terms of growing the game not only at the grassroot level, but in terms of attracting investment from Chinese brands as well as multinational brands into women’s tennis,” Walker said.The WTA already has two tournaments based in China. More could follow, according to Walker.Li hasn’t yet experienced the impact of her win in person.She stayed in Europe after winning Roland Garros, and said she turned off her phone and didn’t look at the Internet because “people (were) a little bit crazy about the winner”.Following her firstround win at Eastbourne on Tuesday, she joked that she might never go back if she wins Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.”For me, when I think about Wimbledon, it’s bigger than the other three Grand Slams. I really want to do well,” she said.”I hope I can do that (win Wimbledon).If I win at Wimbledon, I will stay in Europe rather than go back to Shanghai!”last_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

a month agoAndrew Robertson: Liverpool will remain humble

first_imgAndrew Robertson: Liverpool will remain humbleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrew Robertson says Liverpool will not make the mistake of underestimating opponents this season.The Reds blew their Premier League lead to Manchester City last season with some poor results against smaller clubs.Asked if Liverpool could underestimate an opponent, he said: “No, we prepare for every game as if it’s our last because that’s the only game that’s in front of us.”Every game is like a cup final and that’s the game in front of us. Last season we were very good at never looking too far ahead at the games that you class as big games. Newcastle away last season, for example, we took care of that after Barcelona away.”We had Barcelona at home three days after but we took care of the games that we had to take care of because the next game is the most important.”That’s the attitude that we’ve taken and we can’t look at a busy September period because Newcastle had to be taken care of today. Luckily we’ve done that and now we focus on Napoli.”We don’t look too far ahead but we just focus on the next game because that’s how we get the best out of ourselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

a month agoWatford keeper Foster admits ‘shock, embarrassment’ after Man City thrashing

first_imgWatford keeper Foster admits ‘shock, embarrassment’ after Man City thrashingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster admits Manchester City are the best team he’s faced after conceding eight goals yesterday.Speaking after the match, Foster conceded his side were far from their best, but said at times he could only stand and admire the way City were playing during the thrashing.”It’s probably a bit of shock, embarrassment,” said the goalkeeper when asked to describe his emotions.”I think we let ourselves down today and the fans a bit. The fans were giving it everything, all they’ve got, unfortunately we on the pitch didn’t give it all we have got.”As a keeper coming to City and Liverpool, if you let five in in 20 minutes you fear the worst, you think cricket scores. They are without doubt the best team I have ever played against. We were poor, didn’t lay a glove on them but at times it was breathtaking watching them.”You come away to City and I’m not joking, you come here and think if you keep it to two or three – they are so good. Them and Liverpool are a different level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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27 Oct
2019

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada, ESPN’s New Colin Cowherd Show Contributor

first_imgJen Lada speaking on ESPN.This summer, there will be a new face (and voice) on Colin Cowherd’s radio show on ESPN – Jen Lada. Lada, who is leaving Comcast Sports Net in Chicago to take the new gig, will be featured as a regular contributor on the show. There are also rumors that she’ll be featured on SportsCenter and a number of other programs on the network. Lada, now 34 years old, announced that she’d be leaving Comcast Sports Net in June, and she’s set to start at the Worldwide Leader in August.Thank you @CSNChicago for taking a chance on me, for trusting me to represent you well & for teaching me every day. pic.twitter.com/DSkk9FJzfa— Jen Lada (@JenLada) June 26, 2015How did she get her career started? Where is she from? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Jen Lada >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

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