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Gibson Gets Financial Help From City Council

first_imgThe Gibson Theatre in Batesville is getting assistance from the City of Batesville. Council members unanimously approved a grant last night that gives the cinema additional funding in order to purchase a digital projector.The historic downtown theater raised nearly $33,000 through an online donation page, fundraising events and contributions from local residents and organizations.With a used digital projector costing upward of $45,000, owner Kim Powell and theater supporter Dave Johnston were in front of city council Monday night. The Gibson has recently become a non-profit organization and legalities surrounding the process came into question by council prior to the grant being awarded.Pending approval from City attorney Lynn Fledderman, the theater will receive $12,500 through the Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing fund.City Council President Gene Lambert remarked, “The Gibson Theatre is a landmark, similar to the Sherman House. When we talk about small communities, it is an asset that we have and an upgrade that we need.”last_img read more

Mr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar

first_imgMr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar, age 43 of Patriot, Indiana passed away at his home on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Patrick was born on April 8, 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar. Pat was a 1995 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. He was employed as a bellman and a valet attendant for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for 15 years. Pat was employed for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky for three years. Pat enjoyed drawing, music, crafts with his girls, and golf. He loved spending time with his family and friends but most of all time spent building memories with his daughters and their new puppy. He was a loving and devoted father, son, brother and uncle. Pat had a beautiful soul that shown through the moment you met him. He carried his heart on his sleeve. He was so caring and would be there for anyone that needed something no matter how big or small. Pat was easy to talk to and was always there to lend an ear. He didn’t know a stranger. Pat would never burden anyone with his own problems or even ask for help. He was laid-back and just wanted to make you smile. He enjoyed life and kept things simple. Pat was a child of God and prayed for those he loved.Pat will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Rylee Hope Monjar, age 13 and Rowan Marie Monjar, age 6; his parents, Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar of Patriot, IN; his brother, Michael L. Turner and his wife, Melinda of Patriot, IN; his sister, Emily M. Roberts and her husband, Ryan of Patriot, IN; his nieces and nephews, Courtney D. Tucker and her husband, Chad of Madison, IN, Mikayla S. Beckett and her husband, Cody of Patriot, IN, Alijah J. Hambrick and his companion, Kayla of Miamisburg, OH, Bryce M. Turner of Patriot, IN and Jace A. Hambrick of Patriot, IN; his great-niece and great-nephew, Indi and Wells Tucker of Madison, IN his dear friend, Trina Poore of Sparta, KY and his several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harley J. Monjar and Georgia M. (King) Monjar-Sexton and his maternal-grandparents, Thomas J. and Katherine A. (Hess) Brady.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

BORO HOPING SHAY MOVE IS A GIVEN

first_imgMiddlesbrough are hoping to complete the permanent signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on Wednesday. Press Association Sport understands the 39-year-old Republic of Ireland international is to be released from the final year of his contract at Villa Park and will move back to the Riverside Stadium, where he spent three months on loan during the 2013-14 season. Boro boss Aitor Karanka was hugely impressed with the vastly experienced keeper during his time on Teesside, and is keen to hand him a role in another push for promotion to the Barclays Premier League. Given, who has been working towards his coaching qualifications, would provide stiff competition for current keepers Dimi Konstantopoulos, Tomas Mejias and Connor Ripley, although it is unlikely that Karanka would retain all four men. Given, who has also played in the north-east for Sunderland and Newcastle, made just 10 appearances for Villa last season, seven of them in the domestic cup competitions including the FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal in May. But he has re-established himself as Ireland’s number one in recent months and earned his 130th senior cap against Scotland last month after initially retiring from international football following the Euro 2012 finals. Meanwhile, Boro remain hopeful of striking a deal to bring West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing back to his home-town club. The 30-year-old, who is also in Sunderland’s sights, is understood to be keen on the move, but no deal has yet been agreed with the Hammers. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner put New Zealand in command over England

first_imgMount Maunganui: BJ Watling’s double ton and Mitchell Santner’s century helped New Zealand post 615 runs in the first Test against England at Bay Oval here on the fourth day of the first Test on Sunday.In return, England were at 55/3 at the close of play and trail by 207 runs against the Kiwis. With the double ton, Watling became the first Kiwi stumper to score a Test double hundred.England’s Rory Burns and Dom Sibley added 48 runs for the first wicket before the latter was picked by Mitchell Santner. Just after adding five runs to the scoreboard, Burns (12) was also sent back by Santner, reducing England to 53/2.Santner soon also accounted for the wicket of Jack Leach after being dismissed for a duck.Earlier in the day, the hosts resumed their innings from 394/6 with Watling and Santner at the crease on 119 and 31 runs respectively and they added 183 runs to their 261-run partnership for the seventh wicket.Santner, who smashed his maiden Test hundred, was picked by Sam Curran before Watling and Tim Southee (9) shared a short 21-run partnership for the eighth wicket. Southee was caught and bowled by Leach while Watling was sent back by Jofra Archer. For the visitors, Curran picked three wickets while Leach and Ben Stokes bagged two wickets apiece. Later, New Zealand declared their innings at 615/9. IANSAlso Read: England take control of first Test against New ZealandAlso Watch: Watch | Lahorighat BJP Mandal President’s effigy burnt by party memberslast_img read more

The Latest: Premier League soccer to restart on June 17

first_imgThe BBC and Sky Sports say there will be a doubleheader on that day with Manchester City playing Arsenal and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United.Playing those make-up games on a Wednesday will ensure the 30th round can be contested the following weekend.The last match was played on March 9 before the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Squads were only allowed to restart practice sessions in small groups last week but contact and tackling is now allowed between players.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League’s official broadcasters say the competition will restart on June 17. ___The European Tour plans to resume its season in July starting with a six-week stretch of golf tournaments in Britain and running through to the World Tour Championship in Dubai in December.The tour says its events initially will be held without spectators and will be subject to strict testing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.The season has been suspended since March 8. It will resume with the British Masters in northern England from July 22-25 before five further events in the “UK Swing” across England and Wales.Four Rolex Series events have been rescheduled for October to December. They are the Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, the Nedbank Golf Challenge and then the season-ending World Tour Championship from Dec. 10-13. Bennett says he doesn’t “feel unwell” and doesn’t have any symptoms.Fulham says two players tested positive but did not name them.The positive cases at the second-division clubs came after tests on 1,030 players and staff from Monday to Wednesday.The three players will have to self-isolate for seven days before returning to training ahead of a potential resumption of the competition.___ The tour says details of other tournaments from September to November will be announced later.European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says the Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin pending more discussions with the PGA Tour.___Three players from English soccer clubs Blackburn and Fulham have tested positive for the coronavirus.Blackburn says captain Elliott Bennett was found to be infected with COVID-19 after testing negative last Friday. The Latest: Premier League soccer to restart on June 17 Associated Press ___Elite sports made a comeback in Australia for the first time since March 22 with the Brisbane Broncos hosting Parramatta in the National Rugby League.Two rounds of matches were played in the NRL in March before Australia and New Zealand went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.No fans were allowed into the 52,500-seat stadium in Brisbane because of strict social distancing rules. But at a bone-jarring collision between burly rugby players was broadcast across Australia to signal the return of contact teams sports in the country.Players and all staff and officials had to undergo heat checks before entering the stadium and strict health protocols were put in place on the field. May 28, 2020center_img Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.Another six remain postponed.F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___ The head of English cricket says “unorthodox” measures could be explored to ensure at least part of the domestic season is played this year.The England and Wales Cricket Board says there will be no professional domestic cricket before Aug. 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body says its ambition remains to stage domestic competitions some time over the upcoming summer and that talks will continue with the government and health experts.The ECB has outlined a slew of proposals for play in both red ball and limited-overs cricket. They include opening up all grounds or using regional grouping for matches. Matches could yet be played before a limited number of supporters.England is looking to play international cricket from July. The Hungarian soccer federation says matches in the country can once again be held with spectators in the stadiums.The announcement comes on the back of a government decree allowing the option amid the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers are obliged to keep three seats empty between each occupied seat and no fan may sit directly behind or in front of another. Players and essential personnel on or near the field during matches must recently have tested negative for the coronavirus.The federation says clubs can decide on their own whether they want to play in front or fans again.Tickets for next Wednesday’s Hungarian Cup final between Budapest Honved and Mezokovesd-Zsory at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest will soon be sold online. ___Bologna says a test carried out on a member of its staff who was suspected of having coronavirus has come back negative.The club says that a “further, definitive test” will be carried out in the next few hours.The players will nevertheless train individually as a precaution.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed. The entire squad would have to go into quarantine. Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season.Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed. The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the league’s next season.Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium.Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.___ 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

Tipp clubs hoping to extend FAI Junior Cup campaigns

first_imgClonmel Town have home advantage for their 7th Round tie with Newmarket Celtic of ClareCeltic defeated St Michael’s on penalties when they clash in the competition last month.Clonmel Celtic are on the road – they’re in Limerick to face Pike Rovers, also in the 7th Round.last_img

Wins for both Uniteds

first_imgIt’s after a 3-0 defeat at home by Manchester United left them still searching for a first league win in 2017.Manchester City moved up to third in the table in dramatic fashion.Gabriel Jesus netted an injury-time winner as they beat Swansea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. He also got their other goal, making it 3 in his last 2 games for the recent signing.last_img

CHAN 2018 Qualifier: Eagles Hunt Squirrels For CHAN Qualification

first_imgNigeria to play Benin Republic in the final round of CHAN qualifiers after the squirrels edged Togo on penalties.Regulation time at the Stade de l’Amitié, Cotonou ended (1-1), Warris Aboky with the opener for Les Écureuils in the 55th minute, before Togo’s Elie Sewonu leveled scores in the 74th minute to make it (2-2) on aggregate.Ghanaian referee, William Agbovi oversaw the execution of breathtaking kicks from the penalty mark which eventually ended (9-8) in favor of the host.The result makes official a second round two-legged tie against West African neighbors, Nigeria, for a place at the 2018 African Nations Championship.Camping for the Super Eagles as earlier communicated by the Nigeria Football Federation will start on Monday, 24th July 2017.The Super Eagles’ delegation will depart for the away match at the Stade de l’Amitié, Cotonou, on 11th August, and return to Kano to continue camping for the second leg, which will come up on 19th August at the Sani Abacha Stadium.RelatedKANO Hosts Eagles For CHANJuly 20, 2017In “Africa”CHAN Qualifier: Benin Republic With A First-Leg Advantage Over TogoJuly 17, 2017In “AFCON Insider”The chase for a place at the 2018 African Nations Championship intensifies.August 14, 2017In “AFCON Insider”last_img read more

Viktor Hoffmann: VBET – Sending the right message through sponsorship

first_img Share StumbleUpon Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articles Viktor Hoffmann – VBETIn an interview with InsiderSport, Viktor Hoffmann – recently appointed Global Marketing Director at VBET -detailed why the partnership with Arsenal sends the perfect message for the VBET brand and its UK ambitions, as well as how the operator can maximise the partnership to expand its global footprint. ________________InsiderSport: Firstly, can you tell us how much it means to be associated with a club of the stature of Arsenal? Viktor Hoffmann (Global Marketing Director at VBET): It means a great deal for us, not least because Arsenal really is our club and we are big fans. It’s also one of those occasions when the media is the message; sponsoring a tier 1 EPL club like the Gunners sends a message that we are serious, financially robust, regulated and licensed, able to pass rigorous due diligence and generally not a fly-by-night, squirrely newcomer. We’re here to stay and we are not afraid of making long term investments. It means we are a credible new brand that should be part of your small repertoire of trusted betting brands.The partnership also lets us tell our brand story in the context of another loved brand, with shared values and aspirations. Using Arsenal IP; this is story-telling on steroids!InsiderSport: How can you harness the significant global fanbase of the club, to expand your footprint in new and existing markets? VH: The deal is exclusive for the betting and gaming category, globally, that in itself is quite rare and enables us to own the narrative and share of voice as Arsenal’s choice in our field.We planned our launch to coincide not only with the rollout of our new front-ends but also with the release of the league fixtures at a time when traffic across Arsenals official platforms was at peak levels. We used the launch PR opportunity to kick off the partnership with a bang and to start building memory structures in people’s mind that we are connected with a top EPL team, what we do, what we look like and how VBET is positioned in the market around great odds and innovation. We will now continue to consistently build on these associations over time to grow the brand and create market-based assets of our own.We will deploy Arsenal IP across all relevant marketing materials throughout the customer sales funnel (on-site, CRM comms, acquisition creative, affiliates, video, print, OOH, social media, search, SEO/ASO content etc) – this drives reputational uplift, credibility and brand awareness which over time lowers CPAs and lets us reinvest and diversify into more markets, reach and convert more customers.We include sign-up offers and enhanced odds on dynamic banners and other materials on the Arsenal official channels and plug into a pre-built audience of millions of social connections.We place brand messaging on the LED boards, seen by people in the stadium and on TV globally; embedding VBET into prime time TV around pre and post-match interviews and official set pieces like ‘The Breakdown’.We will use experiential assets, money can’t buy hospitality and merchandise as prizes in customer promotions and competitions in our core markets.Then we activate on match day as well to make VBET part of the experience and excitement of the game; reaching global fans at their most passionate and engaged. We also show a physical presence in and around the stadium and become part of all the excitement there.Lastly, we are keen to collaborate with other Arsenal partners, based around the globe, to create additional value for fans and potential customers; concessions in stadia, co-branded products and promotions. Those other sponsors support our team, after all, we have much in common.InsiderSport: What type of activations can we look forward as part of the partnership? VH: The deal includes a fantastic set of rights that give us opportunities to activate a host of physical and digital assets with high comparable media value to reach large, global audiences; including regions where it is otherwise quite restrictive in terms of available channels and routes to build brand.I particularly look forward to working with my team on activating the player access rights to create exclusive content. This content will be in demand by a passionate fan audience while also engaging the core football betting target with effortless authenticity and real sports knowledge.InsiderSport: It appears that Arsenal is embarking on a new era under Unai Emery, how much can the club’s success on the pitch impact the benefits of this sponsorship? VH: Success is a bonus and it increases exposure, interest and airtime even more. Obviously, we hope the club continues to go from strength to strength. But good friends are there in the hard times too, that’s when it matters most, and we are not fair-weather supporters. When the club faces tough competition, and this is arguably the most competitive league in the world, we will be there cheering them on with the rest of the fans and always adding value. InsiderSport: Lastly, can you detail a little further your evolving sponsorship strategy for the coming season?VH: I can’t talk about that in too much detail but suffice to say we are always on the lookout for partnerships that represent good value and a strategic fit. But sponsorship is only one part of the mix, we have many marketing weapons in our Arsenal, pardon the pun.____________________Viktor Hoffmann  – Global Marketing Director – VBETlast_img read more

New food service in Alpena is making it easy for customers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhile you’re enjoying   the beautiful sunshine this summer, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy some delicious homemade food just steps away from the beach!Starlite beach is one of the most popular summer spots in Alpena, many residents gather here to enjoy the summer sun, barbeque and the soon to be built splash park.  One local Alpena man had the perfect idea for those residents who spend most of their time enjoying the outdoors and don’t want to travel too far for a bite to eat.The produce will be from Presque Isle farms and Darga will create homemade popsicles from fresh fruit!This family run business will be located mostly at Starlite Beach but you can also catch five bad hens at NOAA throughout the summer, the farmers market and during volleyball tournamentsYou can also find out more information on Facebook just go ahead and follow Five Bad Hens.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for May 25Next What’s Trending for May 28last_img read more