24 Sep
2020

Carolyn J. Gabbard

first_imgCarolyn J. Gabbard 83, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born November 17, 1934 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daughter of the late Anthony F. Tschaenn and Irene (Garrison) Tschaenn .She worked in bottling for Seagrams Distillery, retiring after over 40 years of service.Carolyn attended the Alliance Church in Aurora. She enjoyed making ceramics, shopping and she was an avid reader. Carolyn loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.Carolyn is survived by her sons, Steve (Donna) Gabbard of Aurora, IN, Terry “Turk” (late Debbie) Gabbard of Rising Sun, IN; siblings, Mary F. “Fran” Gabbard of Lawrenceburg, IN, Donna (Alza) Bowling of Ft. Wayne, IN, Sondra Lou (late Lonnie) Booth of Greendale, IN, Frank (Nasha) Tschaenn of Portland, OR, Rick (Wilma) Tschaenn of Milan, IN, Charlie (Donna) Tschaenn of West Harrison, IN, Christina Watkins of Rising Sun, IN, Cathy (Dave) Enzweiler of Dilllsboro, IN, Barbara “Bobbie” (Ron) Ester of Aurora, IN, Johnny (Wanda) McElfresh of West Harrison, IN; grandchildren, Travis (Tammy) Gabbard, Derrick Gabbard, Shawn Gabbard, Dawn Gabbard Beard, Jennifer Gabbard; and great-grandchildren, Payton Beard, Brady Gabbard, Harper Turner.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles F. Gabbard, and sister, Geraldine “Gerry” Ballard.Friends will be received Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Football: Here’s Wisconsin’s only highlight from the Big Ten Championship game

first_imgIt’s a day that will go down in infamy for the Wisconsin football team, but thanks to a caring Ohio State fan, Badgers supporters now can reflect on that fateful December Saturday in a slightly positive light.It must have taken a lot of digging to find Wisconsin’s best moments from the 2014 Big Ten Championship, but someone who loves rubbing it in had enough time on his or her hands to put together this short reel of Wisconsin’s finest minute from Ohio State’s 59-0 thumping of the Badgers.The term highlights is a bit of a misnomer because there was really only one highlight.Here it is:In case that brought back bad memories, here is the missed field goal that helped Wisconsin defeat Auburn in the Outback Bowl and salvage some dignity.Almost makes you want to dance now.last_img

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31 Aug
2020

Corruption Crisis Aftermath: FIFA Facing Bleak Financial Future With Lack Of World Cup Sponsors

first_imgWorld football’s governing body, FIFA, could face a huge financial shortfall due to the ongoing lack of sponsors ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.The current financial malaise is a product of the corruption crisis that has dogged the football body in recent times.FIFA’s reputation has taken a massive dent and sponsors are finding it hard to associate themselves with the body despite the fact that football remains an attractive proposition more than ever.The football body normally enjoys huge revenue streams at the World Cup however the latest edition slated for next year could be different due to the lack of sponsors.The lack of sponsors has delayed the announcement of the sponsorship program for Russia 2018 despite the fact that the 32-cast of countries for the tournament is complete.After television rights, sponsorship program is the most important revenue stream for FIFA but the football body is clearly struggling to fill it up to further highlight the damage its present reputation status has caused.For the last World Cup edition in Brazil, FIFA declared its sponsorship program six months before the final draw for the tournament since the available slots for regional tournament sponsors had been filled.For Russia 2018, the football body has filled up its ranks of top-tier partners with firms in Russia, Qatar and China however only one of the 20 slots available to regional tournament sponsors has been claimed.According to Patrick Nally, a sports sponsorship executive who helped set up FIFA’s first international marketing program four decades ago, the present financial status of FIFA tells the story about how toxic the brand is.In his words, Nally said: “It’s not surprising it’s been and still is a toxic brand.”“Unless you are from China or somewhere like that, where the fact FIFA is in court in New York and associated with corruption doesn’t matter, no corporation is going to consider it safe to get involved with FIFA.” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

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