Canterbury Museum ignores T-shirt outrage

first_imgStuff co.nz 16 February 2015A Canterbury Museum exhibition is sparking outrage ahead of its display of a banned t-shirt depicting a graphic image of a nun and explicit abuse of Jesus.The organiser of a street art festival is outraged Canterbury Museum is ignoring his request to pull a controversial T-shirt from its exhibition, which is part of the event.Spectrum street art festival director George Shaw is distancing himself and the festival from the T-shirt. He is upset the museum ignored his early warnings to consult with stakeholders before deciding to include the garment.T-Shirts Unfolding is a big part of the Spectrum festival and features 1000 T-shirts – including the Vestal Masturbation, which shows an image of a masturbating nun while on the reverse it has the phrase “Jesus is a c…”.Museum director Anthony Wright is standing firm, saying the museum has no plans to ditch the shirt.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/66225377/canterbury-museum-ignores-tshirt-outragelast_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Chargers In Middle School Hoops

first_imgOne night after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Connersville, the Batesville Middle School 7th grade boys were able to regroup and get a good victory over North Decatur on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs came out focused and ready to take care of business, as they defeated the Chargers 38 to 29.Batesville jumped out to a 22 point lead in the 3rd quarter and was able to hold off a late surge in the 4th quarter by North Decatur, hanging on for a nine point victory. Batesville was led by Calvin Sherwood with 12 points, RJ Powell with 8 points, Pros Moorman with 5 points, Ethan Brewer with 4 points, Matthew Meyer with 3 points, and Trey Peters, Alex Siefert and Damon Grieshop each scored 2 points.Batesville will be back in action on Thursday night when they take on the Bengals of Greendale Middle School at Greendale at 5:30.Score By Quarter:North Decatur- 1st-6, 2nd-8, 3rd-4, 4th-11, Total Points-29Batesville- 1st-16, 2nd-11, 3rd-9, 4th-2, Total Points-38Individual Shooting:  Mason Barker: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0;Calvin Sherwood: 2FG-6, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-12; RJ Powell: 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-8; Bristol Davies: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Ethan Brewer: 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-4; Damon Grieshop: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; Pros Moorman: 2FG-1, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-5; Trey Peters: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 1, Total Points-2; Matthew Meyer: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total Points-3; Jaden Peetz: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Nathan Villani: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Alex Siefert: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; and Austin Cornn: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.The Bulldogs 8th Grade team falls to The Chargers 55-46 in Overtime.1st Qtr Bville 12, ND 7; 2nd Qtr Bville 23, ND 25; 3rd Qtr Bville 34, ND 34; 4th Qtr Bville 44, ND 44.Batesville Individual Stats:  Seth Gausman 8 pts; Colt Meyer 10 pts; Brayden Linkel 11 pts; John Thompson 2 pts; Dempsy Bohman 10 pts; and Jake Cruse 5 pts.Batesville season record: 4-2Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

Francis L. Williams, 91

first_imgFrancis L. Williams, 91 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Francis was born on January 1, 1929 in Columbus, the son of Clay and Pearl (Cox) Williams. He married Mable Bruner on March 1, 1951 in Greensburg and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2017.Survivors include his three daughters Brenda McKibben of Greensburg, Deborah Wolfe of Oregon and Anna (Thomas) Konnersman of Oldenburg; nine grandchildren – Danny Wolfe, Chi Welsh-Hamilton, Somer Welsh-Hart, Lori Rennekamp, Rachel Wamsley, Suzanne Konnersman, Paul Konnersman, Elizabeth Konnersman and Hillary Konnersman; and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 66 years; four brothers – Robert Williams, Baker Williams, Clay Williams Jr. and Delvin Williams; and one sister Viola Ficher.Francis worked as a tool and die maker at Bohn Aluminum for 38 years. After retirement he managed the Versailles State Park Horse Barn, providing trail rides for visitors. Francis was an avid horseman who went to the horse sale in Rushville every Tuesday. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycles. He was a member of the Tree City Pony Trotting Association and the American Legion.A graveside service will be held for the family at South Park Cemetery. The funeral service will be available for friends to view on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

Hughton relishing Anfield test

first_img The Canaries moved to 14th place in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Palace, who had Tony Pulis in charge for the first time. Now they go to Liverpool, who will be smarting after losing 3-1 at Hull on Sunday, with Hughton hoping to continue the momentum built on the back of successive home wins. “Sometimes you want to get straight back into it after that feeling from what was not only a good result but what was a very good first-half performance,” Hughton said. “It was a much-needed win and we need to take that confidence into these next couple of games.” Something that Hughton is keen to address is his side’s form away from Carrow Road, having only picked up points with a win at Stoke back in September. Norwich have lost their other five away trips and were beaten 5-0 at Anfield last season. “We want to make amends because apart from a very, very good performance at Stoke we’ve been disappointing away from home,” he said. “The Liverpool match is a game where arguably they don’t come much tougher, but it’s another challenge for us and our away form needs to improve and there’s no better opportunity than the next opportunity. “It’s always tough at Anfield, but it is also a great place to play. The surface is always very good and you want a team and group of players to enjoy playing there.” Liverpool will be looking to bounce back following their shock loss at Hull but Hughton does not expect any favours from Brendan Rodgers’ side. Norwich manager Chris Hughton is raring to send his players back into action after their win over Crystal Palace but admits Wednesday’s clash with Liverpool will be as tough as they come. “I don’t think it [defeat at Hull] matters because psychologically you turn it in whichever way you want,” Hughton said. “The fact is they lost, and you can look at just that, or you could say that they lost so they’ll want to bounce back, be even more fired up than before and to get a win. “We have to concentrate on what we want to do, and it’s an opportunity for us to build on a good performance and a good win.” Press Associationlast_img read more

No. 3 Dayton looks to extend streak vs GW

first_img March 6, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: George Washington’s Armel Potter, Jameer Nelson Jr. and Arnaldo Toro have combined to account for 43 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 47 percent of all Colonials points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Potter has either made or assisted on 56 percent of all George Washington field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 13 field goals and 21 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-11 when scoring fewer than 62 points and 12-7 when scoring at least 62.BEHIND THE ARC: George Washington’s Nelson has attempted 96 3-pointers and connected on 25 percent of them, and is 2 for 12 over his last five games.DID YOU KNOW: The Dayton offense is ranked 13th overall by scoring 80.1 points per game this year. George Washington has only averaged 66.1 points per game, which ranks 269th. Associated Press No. 3 Dayton looks to extend streak vs GWcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorge Washington (12-18, 6-11) vs. No. 3 Dayton (28-2, 17-0)University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Dayton looks for its 18th straight conference win against George Washington. Dayton’s last A10 loss came against the Saint Louis Billikens 64-55 on March 15, 2019. George Washington has dropped its last four games against conference opponents. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

The Latest: Watford defender Mariappa positive for virus

first_img Associated Press May 20, 2020 The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II.Asahi newspaper president Masataka Watanabe says “the decision is needed to protect the health of the players, officials and fans.”The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.The summer tournament was scheduled to start in August at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya. A smaller spring tournament was canceled earlier.___ Mariappa says on the websites of British newspapers The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail he has been “scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus” because he hasn’t “really left the house apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids.”The 33-year-old Mariappa says he hasn’t had any symptoms and has felt “as fit as ever.” He says he has spent lockdown dividing his time between homeschooling and following Watford’s fitness program.Two members of Watford’s staff also tested positive for COVID-19. Burnley said assistant manager Ian Woan has also contracted the virus.Tests on 748 people were conducted from 19 of the 20 Premier League clubs on Sunday and Monday. The 20th club started testing on Tuesday.___ FIFPro represents players in 65 countries. The union says most players have contracts paying them salaries comparable to national averages.Baer-Hoffmann says the vast majority of soccer players are “under the same financial pressures as the rest of society.”___Tottenham is looking into whether defender Serge Aurier has broken social-distancing rules for the third time.Aurier posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday appearing to show off a new haircut and sitting next to a stylist who was tagged in the post. The Latest: Watford defender Mariappa positive for virus Rayo Vallecano players have returned to training after the Spanish soccer club accepted some of their salary demands.The players from the second-division club had not practiced this week as a protest for not being taken off furlough. They had only trained individually at home.The club says it met with players and decided to change their furlough conditions now that group sessions have begun and their workload increased.Most soccer clubs in Spain used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic.Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club also eventually complied with their demands. The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___Soccer players in Africa and the Americas are receiving food packages from their union while the sport is shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players in Botswana, Egypt, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay were identified as getting food aid by world players’ union FIFPro.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says some players “are being stranded in terms of income.” The groups of three will jog, do bodybuilding and work on their fitness levels in specially marked zones to avoid contact with others.France came out of lockdown on May 11. Toulon hopes players can train in groups of 8-12 in July and return to full training in August.___Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament. The Premier League club says it is “investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”The 27-year-old right back has been forced to apologize twice for breaking lockdown rules during the suspension of the Premier League because of the coronavirus pandemic. He posted a video of himself running with a friend and also training with Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko.___French rugby club Toulon plans to resume training next month in small groups of three players amid the coronavirus pandemic.The three-time European champions say their players and coaching staff will have blood and heart tests next week at their training center. The Portuguese soccer federation says six of the 15 stadiums seeking to host matches when the league resumes next month amid the coronavirus pandemic have failed health inspections.All stadiums must comply with a series health measures established by local authorities to be able to host matches.The federation says the stadiums for league leader Porto and second-place Benfica were among the nine stadiums that passed the inspections conducted by local health authorities.The stadiums that failed belong to smaller clubs. They will be allowed to make changes to their venues before another inspection is conducted.The Portuguese league was set to resume at the end of May but its start was delayed until June 4 so there was time to rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved in the matches. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Watford defender Adrian Mariappa says he is one of the six people to test positive from the first round of coronavirus checks in the Premier League and is surprised that he contracted the disease. The Spanish soccer season is expected to resume on the second weekend of June.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Edo Community Begins Marathon Race to Groom Talents

first_imgThe marathon which is specifically organised to fish out home groom talents from the council area and the sate in general, has seen no fewer than 500 athletes registered for the event.Organiser and sponsor of the race, Christopher Ojo, who spoke with sports writers wednesday in Benin City said beside using the race to get the youths off the street, it will also opens up local economy of the area.He stressed that the Owan Marathon is meant to scout local talentsAccording to him, “Our people are sport inclined but never supported to bring the talents to global level. In essence, after this marathon, we should identify those to promote to global stage.“Our plan is to sponsor the talents to be discovered to participate in global marathon events. This is basically a novelty competition that will scout for raw talents.”Speaking further, Ojo who is a United States of America-based software engineer, said sports and technology is the easiest way to empower the youths.“It is for this reason that we want competitors not to look for prize money as the driving force behind their participation, but see the ultimate goal of promoting people that will be successful in marathon races time to come.He said to ensure the success of the race, relevant bodies, including the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has been contacted.He also said that subsequent edition of the race would have corporate organisations, within and outside the state, as active participants.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adibe Emenyonu in Benin CityTo groom local talents, the Sabongida-Ora community in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, will on January 2, 2018, play host to the maiden edition of the 7km Owan Marathon.last_img read more

MBB : John: Two weeks after panic, SU hits stride at right time due to clutch late play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON — When Syracuse traveled to Philadelphia on Feb. 21 to take on Villanova, it was smack dab in the middle of the Big East — seventh in the conference with three games to play. It wasn’t where most thought it would be after going more than two months into the season with an unblemished record.After winning four of its last 10 games, Syracuse took to the road for consecutive games against nationally ranked teams ahead of the Orange in the league’s pecking order.Now, just a week later, after road wins against Villanova and Georgetown, Syracuse might be the hottest team in the conference. Rolling on a four-game winning streak, the Orange has sole possession of fifth place, with a chance to finish as high as second in the standings.The final stretch of the regular season sounds like an ideal time to hit a stride. And it’s all because Syracuse is finally making the key plays down the stretch.‘This was a big win because of how close everybody is in the standings,’ Kris Joseph said after SU’s win over Villanova. ‘We needed this one, and we’re not done. We’re looking for a few more.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Syracuse’s win over Georgetown on Saturday, Jim Boeheim’s squad is sitting pretty. Assuming SU takes care of DePaul in its final regular-season game inside the Carrier Dome, it can finish no worse than fifth in the Big East.Since it beat St. John’s and Notre Dame — two of the four teams currently ahead of SU in the standings — earlier this season, the Orange holds the tiebreaker if the Red Storm loses one or Notre Dame loses both of its final two games.Finishing fourth would guarantee Syracuse a double-bye in the upcoming Big East tournament. For a team that seemed to be hitting the panic button just a week ago, it’s about as optimistic of a situation imaginable.Boeheim warned those who were acting as though the season was already over. ‘The season is over when we’ve played 18 games in the league,’ he said after Syracuse’s win over West Virginia on Feb. 14 as part of a defiant press conference.After a rough patch, the Orange has now reeled off four consecutive wins, the second-longest winning streak in the league.‘I never like to lose, and I don’t want to lose four in a row,’ SU point guard Scoop Jardine said Saturday. ‘But I think that helped us. I think we really got to see who we were and see the things we have to work on to get better.’It almost never happened, though. Syracuse almost lost at home on Feb. 19 against Big East bottom-feeder Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights took SU into overtime, where the Orange made the necessary plays to pull it out.When times got tough against Villanova, and then against Georgetown, it was Syracuse again making the plays at crunch time.Through 30 games, Syracuse is the worst free-throw shooting team (65.7 percent) in the league. Yet the Orange made 8-of-10 inside the final minute against Villanova and Georgetown to seal the two victories.‘We knew what we had to do, and we went out and executed,’ Joseph said. ‘We’ve overcome a lot, and we’re just trying to build momentum going into the tournament.’Syracuse is far from playing mistake-free basketball, and even Boeheim has said recently that there’s still some work to be done. Still, there’s now evidence to suggest that although once wounded by the gantlet of the Big East, Syracuse is peaking at exactly the right time.And now there’s no looking back. The bar has been raised again, and the team that started the season winning 18 in a row is re-emerging down the stretch.Andrew L. John is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at aljohn@syr.edu. Published on February 27, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Bielema fires Markuson as offensive line coach

first_img“It wasn’t a knee-jerk thing by me,” Bielema said. “It’s something we talkedabout and processed through. He and I sat down together, had a good conversationand [I] talked to him three or four times yesterday.”The Wisconsin head coach added Markuson has a son who is a senior in high school, along with a daughter and wife back home in Mississippi, and those issues weighed heavily on the first-year UW coach since arriving in Madison. He also made it clear the offensive line’s early-season struggles had him thinking about promoting Bart Miller, in his second year on Wisconsin’s staff, to offensive line coach. After a tough road trip to Oregon State, Bielema said he decided to move forward with the change Sunday morning, but said it was a change he was already considering, especially on the long trip home. While recognizing it’s not normal to remove an assistant coach this early in the season, Bielema said as a young coach, he was often frustrated by the tendency to wait until the end of the year to make changes to the coaching staff. “I always said to myself as I got older, as I grew into theprofession, if I was ever in a position where a transition needed to be made, Iwouldn’t wait until it was comfortable,” he said. “I was going to make a decision when itneeded to be made.“I’m never going to delay a decision that I think will help us win football games.” Bielema said the first two people he informed of the decision – offensive coordinator Matt Canada and running backs coach Thomas Hammock – were both “taken aback” by the early season move. But after talking to the offensive players and the rest of his coaching staff, he’s confident he made the right decision, and Miller is ready to step in and restore this line to it’s traditionally high level of play. The usually dominant unit has looked weak in both run and pass blocking through two games this season, as the Badger offense has only gained 594 total yards in two games, a low number by Wisconsin standards. In a 10-7 road loss to Oregon State Saturday, quarterback Danny O’Brien was sacked three times, and the Badgers gained just 35 net yards on the ground behind an uncharacteristically poor performance from the offensive line. The Badgers offensive line has been less than stellar to start the 2012 season, protecting an offense that has averaged only 16.5 points per game through the first two games.[/media-credit]At his Monday press conference, Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema confirmed reports he fired Mike Markuson as the team’s offensive line coach Sunday after just two games with the team.The Wisconsin offensive line has severely underperformed this season, and Bielema cited “personal matters and a lot of things specific to the program” for deciding to make the change.center_img “I’m not na?ve to thefact that we’re not going to turn into what we’ve fortunately been able toaccomplish in the past overnight,” Bielema said. “But we’re going to take some baby steps and … we’re going to have a great amount of change in a short amount oftime.”UW’s former offensive line coach, Bob Bostad, coached a unit that annually produced All-Americans for four years, but left the team after the 2012 Rose Bowl to take the same position with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miller, a former offensive guard at New Mexico, was coached by Bostad for the first two years of his college career before joining his former coach in Madison last season. “I don’t know if I would have made the move if I didn’t feel so good about his replacement,” Bielema said. “Give Bart his opportunity to hop into the role and a guy that can maybe marriage the bridge that we need now, especially at the offensive line.”last_img read more

Alpena Community College Students give back on Go MAD day

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — A handful of Alpena Community College students made the best of their time off with the school’s Go MAD day.The acronym stands for go make a difference. Student organizations went out to do community service work, giving back to everyone from school-aged children to senior citizens. Program center manager for Northwood University, Jason Barbeau visited Alpena for Go Mad day. He says he’s happy to see students enrolled in their business program through the ACC giving community members something to look forward to.“Just to see the looks here on the students’ eyes, the young kids, when they’re with the basketball team or the beta club and just to see them look up at the students kind of giveS them a little appreciation of who they are and what they can truly do for a community.”Some Northwood and ACC students helped senior citizens tidy up their yards, while members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the beta gamers spent time at the Boys and Girls club. ACC basketball players D’Angelo Bodiford and Isaac Hogsett say they’re not just giving back, they’re enjoying time spent with the kids as well.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, Basketball, Community Service, give back, Go MAD, NorthwoodContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County Animal Facility hosts dinner fundraiser ahead of building opening next springNext Alpena couple turns home into exciting holiday attraction for Halloweenlast_img read more