Hazel E. Mullins age, 93

first_imgHazel Elizabeth Mullins age 93, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born November 5, 1923 in Hazard, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Eli & Alvida (Lockard) Moore. On April 15, 1941 she became the wife of Hubert Mullins, and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1985. A homemaker, she was a member of the Plum Grove Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed sewing, reading, and crafts, and made most of her children’s clothing. Survivors eight children and their spouses, Roy L. (Mary) Mullins of Metamora, Indiana, Ray (Paulette) Mullins of Brookville, Indiana, Laverne Metcalf of Brookville, Indiana, Walter (Nancy) Mullins of Metamora, Indiana, John (Donna) Mullins of Brookville, Indiana, Ellar (James) Sandlin of Brookville, Indiana, Naomi (Jimmy) Richardson of Laurel, Indiana, Jewell (Johnny Richardson of Laurel, Indiana; 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Scenters of Irvine, Kentucky .In addition to her parents & husband, Hubert, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Callie Kuehn, Catherine Gamble and Bessie Lovely; a brother John Moore; a son-in-law, Clarence Metcalf; five grandchildren, Brittany Dennison, Jeremy Mullins, Tina Marie Mullins, Justin Mullins, and Cindy Lou Mullins.Family & friends may visit from 3 until 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville.Pastor Tom Marshall, will officiate the funeral services on Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County E.M.S. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mullins family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-14)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (11-14)Lawrenceburg  54     Oldenburg  37Seymour  68     Batesville  45Jac-Cen-Del  58     Milan  40South Ripley  63     South Decatur  21Greensburg  68     Shelbyville  27Madison  58     South Dearborn  30Salem  61     SW Hanover  36Brown County  55     Hauser  30Waldron  72     University  65SW Shelby  50     Indy Park Tudor  38Union County  46     Northeastern  43Freshman Girls BasketballLawrenceburg  41     Batesville  20last_img read more

Madison Williams throws second career no-hitter, Humboldt State softball sweeps Cal State East Bay

first_imgJust two days after having her toughest start of the season, Madison Williams got back to being her dominant self in the circle Monday afternoon.In a big, big way, too.The Jacks’ senior ace tossed her second career no-hitter in the top-ranked Humboldt State softball team’s 6-1 game-one over Cal State East Bay on Monday afternoon at Pioneer Field in Hayward.The pitching-friendly day at East Bay continued in the second game, as fellow senior Kalyn Paque tossed her third complete game of the …last_img read more

Ramón Laureano bat, arm back Aaron Brooks’ gem in A’s win over Red Sox

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — Ramón Laureano sensed his breakout was coming after a quiet slump through the A’s first six games of the season.He announced his presence in the seventh game.The A’s center fielder provided a reminder about the type of arm he possesses in the second inning of Monday’s 7-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Laureano fired a seed from center to home plate to nail Xander Bogaerts trying to score from second base on a …last_img read more

Ethiopia beckons intrepid travellers

first_imgThe view from Imet Gogo near Geech camp, Semien Mountains near Ras Dashan. Bet Giyorgis, one of the mysterious cross-shaped churches hewn out of rock at Lalibela. A view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital and largest city, from the Sheraton hotel. Crowds gather at the Fasiladas’ bath in Gondar, Ethiopia, to celebrate Timket – the Epiphany for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. (Images: Wikipedia)Samson Mulugeta Still stuck on the image of Ethiopia as a land of war and famine? Think again.These are the little-known facts about this Horn of Africa nation: it is the third most populous country in Africa at 74 million, is twice the size of France, and the climate in the highland capital of Addis Ababa is more akin to Johannesburg than nearby sweltering Khartoum, Sudan.After the ousting of a military dictator nearly two decades ago, Ethiopia has been one of the most stable countries in an African region home to such failed states as Somalia or rogue states such as Sudan, with its crisis in Darfur.But the current Ethiopian government is functional and thriving only in comparison to others in its neighborhood. Its human rights record has been criticised by the US State Department and the nation’s last election, in 2005, was marred by violence and irregularities.Despite these setbacks, Ethiopia has shown steady economic improvement in the last decade, including in the tourism sector, and is one of the world’s least-explored gems.To travellers and students of history, Ethiopia is a magical and enchanting land because of its vivid, uninterrupted connection to antiquity and the larger canvas of recorded human history.  Archeological finds have pointed to Ethiopia as the birth place of the oldest Homo sapiens. Pre-Christian Ethiopia was a major player during antiquity – the Old Testament mentions Ethiopia dozens of times.  Ethiopia’s ancient empire extended on both sides of the Red Sea – Ethiopian kings frequently ruled over south Arabia. Around the time of the birth of Christ, Ethiopia was a centre of commerce and learning along with Egypt, Persia and Greece.“Ethiopia always had a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined,” Nelson Mandela wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African.”With Axum at its capital, in what is now Tigray Province, Ethiopia’s recorded history dates back to 1 000 years before the birth of Christ.Its founding mythology is still steadfastly held by many modern Ethiopians, that a union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba begat a royal line that extended from Menelik I to Haile Selassie, whose reign was overthrown in 1974.Ethiopians believe that the Ark of the Covenant, containing the tablets of the 10 commandments, are kept at Mount Zion church in the ancient capital of Axum, guarded by a priest sworn never to leave the premises.Ethiopians have a unique alphabet dating back 2 000 years, rooted in the Gee’ez language which remains the language of the church while Amharic evolved into the people’s language, with a linguistic kinship akin to Latin and English.  Ethiopians keep time in a unique manner, counting the start of the day with one at daybreak (or what would be 7am in Western timekeeping) and ending it with 12 at sundown and then starting with one again. The Coptic calendar is also different. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar and is marked its second millennium this last year, seven-and-a-half years after the Western calendar.The only African nation to avoid colonisation, Ethiopia was an inspiration to South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, and the Rastafarians who idolized Ras Teferi, who was later crowned as Haile Selassie.  Other intriguing aspects of Ethiopia’s heritage include it’s Jewish population (now almost entirely transplanted to Israel), its early acceptance of Christianity in 400 AD (before England, for example, became Christian) and  its veneration by the Prophet Mohammad, who exempted it from jihad, leaving Ethiopia an island of Christianity in a sea of Islam.Ethiopia is even the birthplace of that morning picker-upper the world cannot do without, coffee, whose name derives from Kefa, the region where it was first discovered, according to legend, by a goatherd named Kaldi.The ancient capital Axum, with its towering obelisks and royal tombs anchors one of the three legs of Ethiopia’s northern “historic route.” After invading and occupying Ethiopia from 1935 to 1941, fascist leader Benito Mussolini broke one of the obelisks into three pieces and shipped it to Italy. It was returned to Ethiopia recently after decades of lobbying by the Ethiopian government.The castles of Gonder are the second stop of the historic tour. Gonder was Ethiopia’s capital from 1635 to 1855 and is home to castles built by Emperor Fasilidas, a network of stone structures featuring sauna baths and lion cages.The final and arguably most stunning example of Ethiopia’s former glory is Lalibela, a mountain village in the highlands of Wello Province that pays homage to a sophisticated civilisation that saw itself as the embodiment of a new holy land.  King Lalibela, who had supposedly visited the holy land before he embarked on his building project, wanted to create a new Jerusalem. The stream flowing between the churches is named the River Jordan and the adjoining hill is known locally as Mount of Olives.Heading north from Addis Ababa, the capital, the first thing visitors see from the air as they approach the historic village is Lalibela’s most famous icon, the House of St George, the cross-shaped church.On a towering plateau formed by molten volcanic rock, St. George squats, carved into the rock as if by a giant hand wielding a laser-like surgical tool. It is in the shape of a cross, cut into the rock in a 12-by-12-metre trench, and is formed out of a single seamless rock.  The engineering marvel of churches’ design remains a mystery to this day. The precision, sophistication and astounding scale of the building have defied easy explanation by archeologists and historians. Ethiopian legend has it they were built in 24 years with the help of angels. Modern historians believe the churches took about 100 years to build.Lalibela has remained a living monument, to this day used as a place of worship by thousands of pilgrims who arrive from near and far.The Lalibela churches are among the World Heritage List, a selection of manmade and natural attractions judged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to be of such universal value that they ”should be preserved for all time.”The Lalibela churches are, according to Unesco “a remarkable coupling of engineering and architecture and a unique artistic achievement.”It has astounded every visitor who came upon them, including Portuguese priest Francisco Alvares, the first European to visit Lalibela, in 1512.“I weary of writing more about these buildings,” he wrote. “Because it seems to me that I shall not be believed if I write more.”Several airlines, including Ethiopian Airlines, fly to Addis Ababa regularly from destinations around the world. There are daily flights from Addis Ababa to Lalibela. Flights on a fleet of turboprops from Addis Ababa-Gonder-Lalibela-Axum “historic route” costs US$400.Trips to Lalibela are best during the colorful festivals of Timkat (Epiphany, January 19) or Meskel Finding of the True Cross, September 27). However, flights and accommodation tend to be fully booked so planning ahead is essential during for visits during those events.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesMount Mabu yields hidden bounty A holiday – in Zimbabwe? The treasures of Afrika House Saving priceless African history Biggest nature park in the world Useful linksEthiopian Airlines Lonely Planet – Ethiopia Ethiopian Tourism MediaEthiopia CyberEthiopialast_img read more

Stags brace for tough stretch, seek to end Final Four drought

first_imgRead Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Our confidence never wanes. So what we have to do is to compose ourselves and continue fighting on,” he said.The Stags are aiming to make the Final Four for the first time since 2013. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags01:37Protesters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Every game we have will be a difficult one because we have a small team. So every game, I’m really pushing the boys to do whatever we could to get the win,” he said.San Sebastian braces for a desperate Arellano squad fighting for survival on Tuesday before wrapping up its elimination round schedule against the upset-seeking Mapua and Perpetual Help.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 shutoutMichael Calisaan, however, would rather look at the tough stretch in a positive light.“If we win and we sweep our last three games, we still have a chance,” the senior forward said. “The teams above us will still play each other. So our focus is preparing ourselves for the next games and improving our game.” View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCurrently out of the NCAA Final Four picture, San Sebastian’s path to the playoffs couldn’t be stiffer as the end of the elimination round nears.That’s why coach Egay Macaraya is motivating his players to be at the best of their capablities as the Golden Stags seek to make a belated run in NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last yearlast_img read more

MPs want red beacon-fitted vehicles to flash status

first_imgAt least 100 members of Parliament feel that they need to flaunt their status. They have, therefore, ganged up to demand that they be allowed to use red beacon-fitted vehicles across the country.But why should MPs be allowed the red beacon when the Central Motor Vehicles Rules do not permit it?In a signed memorandum given to the chairman of the Privileges Committee on Parliament on Monday, the MPs said in the absence of red beacon lights their vehicles are fined by the traffic police.This sudden need for flashing their authority comes after a crackdown by the Delhi traffic police in which 277 VIP vehicles were fined for illegally sporting the red beacon.The VIPs included MPs, MLAs from Delhi and some neighbouring states and others.Some of the vehicles were fined for other traffic violations.The MPs called it needless harassment but the Delhi Traffic police chief, Joint CP Satyendra Garg said they were “enforcing the rule of law as it exists today.” According to rules the President and the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, former Presidents, Chief Justice of India, the Lok Sabha Speaker, cabinet ministers, Planning Commission deputy chairperson, former Prime Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition, judges of Supreme Court and high courts can use red light with flasher on top of their vehicles.Red light without flasher can be used by the Chief Election Commissioner, the CAG, Deputy Speakers in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Attorney General, Cabinet Secretary and Chiefs of Staff of three defence services, among others. The MPs want their inclusion in this select category.advertisementIn their memorandum the MPs inter alia demanded that their status in the list of protocol be elevated from the present 21st position to eleventh.They said as per the present order of preference many officers at state and central levels were above them in protocol.Many states have allowed even the MLAs the right to use beacon light fitted vehicles, the MPs lamented.The MPs also demanded toll-free transit through the national highways.P. C. Chacko, chairman of the Privileges Committee, who is away in Kochi, said he had not so far received the memorandum.Sources said the Congress MP from Haryana Avtar Singh Badana initiated the move to mobilise the lawmakers to sign the memo, a copy of which was sent to Delhi home minister and also to Union home minister P. Chidambaram.Talking to Mail Today Badana said almost 100 MPs cutting across party lines signed the memo. Asked if any BJP members had also signed it, he named former Union minister and senior party leader Shahnawaz Hussein.However, Hussein denied having signed the petition. He said the BJP is against red beacon lights for MPs. He said “a leader should get his privilege only from his voters”.Some MPs, who did not want to go on record, said there was no need for such pompous show of status for people’s representatives.”We are not bureaucrats or judges, we have to move among the people. We should not don any symbol which distances us from the aam admi,” said an MP. Others were of the view that identifying their vehicles in the time of increasing terror attacks was not a good idea.Sources said that in one of its recent meetings, the 15-member Lok Sabha privileges committee discussed the need to codify privileges of MPs. The panel discussed the privileges available to them now.”In states like Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh they are permitted to use red beacon lights, but not in Delhi. When the MPs from UP cross to Delhi border they face problem,” said a member.Sources said the committee was collecting all privileges extended to MPs in various states and UTs and the problems, if any, faced on account of warrant of preference.Though several parliamentarians had earlier demanded codification of privileges, the committee felt there was no need, yet, to codify what all account for the privileges of MPs or breach of it by putting them in black and white.However, one dissenting member felt the decision is not in keeping with the spirit of equality and accountability in a modern Parliamentary democracy.The committee also acquainted itself with the system prevailing in legislatures abroad, including the UK and the US and had discussions with representatives of judiciary, state legislatures, media and academicians. It finally decided to leave the concept of privileges as what they have been since 1950 – based on the House’s interpretations of the conventions in UK’s House of Commons.The authors of the Indian Constitution had stipulated (as spelt out by the report of the Constituent Assembly) that these privileges should be properly codified by Parliament in due course of time.advertisementCodification of these privileges would require Parliament to enact a legislation, detailing what all constitute these special rights of MPs and thus its breach (including the contempt of the House).last_img read more

PBA D-League: Diliman College-Gerry’s routs Wangs to stay in playoff hunt

first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss It was Wangs’ third straight defeat to sink to 3-4.The Scores:DILIMAN-GERRY’S 108 — Gandjeto 33, Balagtas 20, Brutas 19, Bauzon 13, Mahari 9, Cabanag 5, Torrado 4, Darang 3, Sombero 2, Bonsubre 0, Enriquez 0, Brill 0, Ngo 0, Tay 0, Salazar 0.WANGS 95 — Inigo 33, Tolentino 16, Vito 8, Lim 8, Bulawan 7, Estrella 6, Tongco 5, De Mesa 5, Wong 5, Santos 2, Brojan 0, Lucas 0, Ilac 0, Evangelista 0, Singontiko 0.Quarters: 25-16, 53-34, 78-65, 108-95.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Tim Cone wishes Magnolia luck vs powerhouse San Miguel: ‘If anyone can, you guys can’ MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The way we’re playing, we’re starting to pick up. I think we can show some more and play good basketball,” he said.Beninese big man Kevin Gandjeto stuffed the stat sheet with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and two blocks forFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJoseph Brutas drained 19 points built on six triples, while Marco Balagtas recorded a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds.Axel Inigo poured 33 points and five rebounds in the losing effort for the Couriers, while Arvin Tolentino had 16. Kevin Gandjeto. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines– Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill bolstered its playoff hopes with a 108-95 drubbing of Wangs Basketball Tuesday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Blue Dragons, who led by as much as 23, fended off a third-quarter fightback from the Couriers en route to the win for a 3-3 record to stay in the hunt for the top four of the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

12 days agoAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victory

first_imgAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victoryby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored a hat-trick as Scotland trounced San Marino 6-0 on Sunday.McGinn scored all three goals before the half-time whistle as the Tartan Army swept aside the world’s lowest ranked team.Lawrence Shankland scored his first international goal after 65 minutes, with Stuart Findlay and Stuart Armstrong rounding out the victory.”It’s not often a Scotland team score six goals,” Clarke told Sky Sports. “It’s a nice reward at the end of a difficult week.”They’ve got character and resilience. They were on a hiding to nothing tonight. They showed the character to come back from a bad blow.”We’re working towards an end target, which is the play-offs in March. We go to Cyprus one point behind with a chance to go above them.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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