Sip, Snack, and Stroll while you learn local history

first_imgBatesville, IN — It’s still not too late to register for the Sip, Snack, and Stroll that is happening this Friday, August 21.  Register before Tuesday, August 18 at 5 pm to enjoy the summer fundraiser put on by the Batesville Area Historical Society.  Enjoy a historical walking tour of Batesville while you sample food and drinks from Gillman Home Center, Izzy’s at Hillcrest, Batesville Liquor Company, The Sherman, and Snikkers & Peanuts.  Food and drinks will be served in the Batesville Historical Museum garden starting at 5:15 pm and the tour starts at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.  Call 812.212.9382 to register now.last_img read more

IR journal hosts spring release party

first_imgThe Southern California International Review, USC’s undergraduate journal of international studies, hosted its release party for its Spring 2014 issue at the University Club Monday night.Global scholar · Matthew Prusak, editor-in-chief of the Southern California International Review, spoke during Monday evening’s event. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanFunded by the university, the SCIR publishes twice a year and seeks to advance discussion on pressing global issues.Monday’s event, the First Annual Release Symposium, celebrated the published work of undergraduate students in international affairs all across the globe, and those in attendance were able to network and pick up copies of the published journal.Distributed globally, the SCIR receives submissions from undergraduate students around the world and staff then chooses the five best pieces to be published.Editor-in-chief of the SCIR Matthew Prusak noted that the SCIR is the largest journal of its kind on the West Coast, with competitors at Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin-Madison.“West of the Mississippi we’re the biggest journal in town, and that’s starting to show,” Prusak said. “We get many, many excellent pieces — it’s competitive. We’re proud of the final product.”He specified that submissions to the journal doubled in the fall issue and again in the spring.Some of the authors of the journal were in attendance for the release party Monday night. Sean McGuire, author of “Explaining Jewish Terrorism in Mandatory Palestine,”  said he was very proud to have been selected for the journal.“I’m really thrilled to have been published,” McGuire said. “I didn’t expect to get selected at all because I know the reputation of this journal has been expanding globally, and I know the competition is really stiff.”McGuire, a USC alumnus who graduated from the university last December with a degree in international relations and economics, wrote his piece for a class he had taken at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.“I had written a good paper for a religion and political science and journalism class … I expanded the paper really with the goal of submitting it to [SCIR],” McGuire said.His piece studied the reasons why certain minority groups lash out in pursuit of their freedom and analyzed case studies from the first half of the 21st century regarding the Jewish population in Mandatory Palestine –— a British civil administration operating in the Palestine region from 1920 to 1948.“I’m interested in the question of why some minority groups — specifically religious minority groups — turn violent in expressing their sovereignty,” McGuire said.Prusak noted that the SCIR fosters a culture of identity for international relations students, and churns out an admirable publication.“This organization [has] really just become a way for the [international relations] community to rally around its own culture,” Prusak said. “We work together, we create a good product — that’s what its about.”last_img read more

COVID-19 disruptions see Flutter revise 2020 guidance

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has become the first UK betting firm to revise its full-year 2020 corporate guidance.Issuing a market filing, Flutter anticipates that COVID-19 disruptions across core betting territories may result in a £90-110m decline in its group-wide full-year EBITDA results.Flutter governance has predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak will affect operations, as 78% of its group revenues are currently generated through bets placed on global sporting events.The estimated figures are based on the current assumption that the group’s UK and Irish shops will remain open, and that scheduled UK, Irish and Australian horse racing fixtures continue to run, albeit behind closed doors.A cancellation of horse racing events across the three regions, however, is expected to ‘incrementally reduce Group EBITDA by approximately £30m per month’.Commenting on the figures, Peter Jackson, Chief Executive, said: “The challenge currently facing our business and the industry more widely is unprecedented in modern times. Our focus, first and foremost, is on protecting the welfare of our employees and our customers and we will leave nothing to chance in this regard.“While our near-term profitability will be impacted by the essential measures being taken globally, the Board will remain focused on protecting shareholder value and managing the business through these turbulent times.”In its statement, Flutter confirmed that prior to the announcement of cancellations, trading in the quarter had been running ahead of expectations, which has largely been driven ‘by good customer momentum and favourable sporting results’. Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

It’s a big challenge, but Laker D’Angelo Russell appears ready

first_imgHe has a keen sense of history.And when it comes to understanding the importance of appeasing and tapping into the greatest resource the Lakers can offer him at this point in his young career, Lakers fans can only hope he runs a fast break as beautifully as he explained the relationship he hopes to create with one Kobe Bryant.“I’m a sponge,” Russell told Bryant when the youngest Lakers spoke Sunday with the oldest. “Whatever he’s willing to teach me, I’m willing to learn.”Such as?“Everything,” he told the overflow media crowd gathered Monday for the introductory press conference welcoming Russell, fellow first-round pick Larry Nance Jr. and second-round pick Anthony Brown. The Lakers hope three rookies supply a significant part of the fuel they’ll use to power their next championship run, but clearly it is Russell who needs to emerge as their next great superstar.If confidence means anything, he’s ready to embrace that responsibility.“I consider myself to be the best player in the draft,” Russell declared.If ever the Lakers needed that kind of swagger, it’s right now.This wasn’t arrogance, though.Russell was merely responding to the knock on him he wasn’t regarded as one of the top athletes in the draft.After putting up a per-game stat line of 19.3 points, five assists and five rebounds, you get the feeling Russell values production over style points.If that means jumping out of the gym — or not — who cares?“If that means being the best athlete or the best non-athlete. I just plan to get the job done,” Russell said, assuredly.And while the pressure of being the second pick in the draft is obvious enough to the Ohio State product, it’s compounded when it’s the proudest franchise in all of basketball identifying him as the player they expect to lead them out of the darkness.Welcome to the NBA, rookie.Now lead the Purple and Gold back to the Promise Land.Bring it on, Russell says.“They’re not used to getting a top-five pick,” he said.. “The expectations are there.”And if he needed any reminders what he’s getting himself into — he doesn’t — they came on the form of all those championship trophies staring down at him from the second-floor office at the Lakers’ El Segundo facility.And all those championship banners and retired numbers hanging from the walls.Not to mention the handful of times “Showtime” was mentioned relative to the vibe the Lakers and their fans hope to recreate with the electrifying Russell running an entertaining, high-octane offense.“Showtime usually comes with winning,” he astutely pointed out, reminding everyone the proper protocol that comes with cultivating an image.In other words, nicknames are meaningless if they aren’t coined with something of substance backing them up. “When we get the winning going, the rest will follow,” Russell said. “And that’s when the fun will come along.”The maturity defied the birth certificate.The measured, confident practicality brought back memories of past Lakers superstars — the Jerry Wests, Kareem Abdul-Jabbars, Magic Johnsons and Bryants all share a healthy belief in themselves — and will be the rock he and the Lakers lean on through the difficult process they face re-building up a championship portfolio.But it’s everything he brings to the court that will ultimately decide whether the Lakers drove the fastball the ping-pong ball gods served up to them deep into the outfield pavilion for a home run or simply drove it off the wall for a double.The Lakers can live with the latter — at least for a few years considering the miserable hole they’ve fallen into the last few years.But for them to regain their footing as one of the great teams in the NBA, they need Russell to be the former.And that would mean the mesmerizing all-around game Russell flashed during his one year at Ohio State in which he shot, passed and rebounded his way onto the national scene, translating to the biggest stage in the world.It means the passing ability Louisville coach Rick Pitino compared to Magic Johnson being the real deal, and not just hyperbole from a college coach.It means the effortless shooting ability that makes you think Steph Curry carrying over to Staples Center.And it means the poise, confidence and swagger he displayed throughout his freshman season — and flashed over and over and over during his first official work day in Los Angeles — being the norm we can expect from Russell as he grabs hold of the Lakers and leads them back to greatness.That’s a whole lot of pressure to throw on a 19-year-old kid barely a year removed from his high school graduation.But you get this sense Russell is up to that challenge. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The new face of the Lakers isn’t the big-bodied center many were expecting them to draft last week. He’ll never be the focal point of a dominating low-post offense or the rim-protecting defender the Lakers must soon acquire to truly lift themselves back into championship contention. In that way, D’Angelo Russell bears little resemblance to the foundation the Lakers have typically laid to create championship runs.But say this much for the 6-foot-5 Ohio State point guard the Lakers staked so much of their future on when they defied conventional wisdom — and their own history — by drafting him second overall.He doesn’t lack for confidence.last_img read more