Hoosier teens and their parents can stay on top of college preparations through “Trip to College Alerts.” Photo provided by the Indiana Youth Institute.With 83 percent of teens having cell phones and more than half of them texting daily, what better way to keep them informed about what’s necessary to get into college than with texts? According to Kate Coffman, project director for College and Career Counseling at the Indiana Youth Institute, that’s what “Trip to College Alerts” are all about.“For instance, a 10th-grader this month was reminded about the upcoming PSAT and that they needed to register for that,” she cited. “A junior might be reminded about SAT or ACT deadlines. But younger students, we talk to them about the classes they need to take in high school to be prepared.”There is no charge for the service, unless a cell phone plan doesn’t cover texting. Coffman said that to sign up for the alerts, text the word “grad” and the 4-digit year of graduation to 69979.Coffman noted that the “Trip to College Alerts” also are helpful for parents to receive.“Their biggest fear is that they’re going to miss something and that mistake is going to cost their student either the chance to be admitted or the chance to get the financial aid they need to make it possible,” she said.The college prep counselor added that the texts are also a way to help kids who don’t believe they can get to college, to give them inspiration and useful information to make it happen.Coffman said feedback from the pupils in their pilot program was dramatic.“One hundred percent of them would recommend it to a friend and 70 percent of them had clicked through to the different links we provided,” she said. “We even had some of the parents sign up and the parents’ feedback was really positive.”Coffman said more information about the texting service and staying on pace for college is available at TripToCollege.org.
Connie Lay’s will includes the fate of her dog, Bela. (Image: WXIX-TV)AURORA, Ind. – An Aurora woman’s will is raising questions about what happens to your possessions after you die.Connie Lay recently passed away and her will stipulates that the ashes of her dog, Bela, be spread along with hers.Legally, a pet is considered a possession. However, Bela is alive and well and would have to be put down to make Lay’s final wishes become reality.The German Shepard was scheduled to be euthanized Tuesday but that has now been put on hold.Bela is being housed at the PAWS Humane Center in Lawrenceburg while legal proceedings with the estate are being finalized.PAWS issued a statement Tuesday saying the organization “has no legal right or control over his outcome.”“Bela will not be euthanized at our facility, either by PAWS staff or the Dearborn County Animal Control Officers. If a euthanization decision is reached by the estate, then it will be the responsibility of the estate to make those arrangements elsewhere.”Another option in Lay’s will is to send the dog to a no-kill shelter in Utah.What do you think? Tell us on our Facebook page.
Greensburg, In. — Decatur County judge Timothy Day has been publicly admonished by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications following a series of domestic incidents involving weapons.Day ran against Robert Wickens in the 2012 election and was successful in his bid, receiving 61.3% of the vote. Day received his Bachelors from Ball State University. He received his degree from Indiana University’s School of Law. Day served as Decatur County deputy prosecutor for two years, and, following that, as a Decatur County public defender for one year. Since that time, he has worked in private practice.The complete account of the incidents and admonishment:PUBLIC ADMONITION OF THE HONORABLE TIMOTHY B. DAY DECATUR CIRCUIT COURT The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has determined that formal disciplinary charges are warranted against the Honorable Timothy B. Day. However, in lieu of filing formal disciplinary proceedings, the Commission issues this Admonition pursuant to Supreme Court Admission and Discipline Rule 25 VIII E(7) and with the consent of Judge Day. Judge Day fully cooperated with the Commission in this matter and acknowledges he violated the Code of Judicial Conduct. The Commission admonishes Judge Day for injudicious behavior in his personal life which prompted law enforcement investigations. By engaging in this conduct, Judge Day violated Rule 1.2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct which requires judges to act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary and to avoid the appearance of impropriety. October 1, 2014 Incident:In August and September 2014, Judge Day and his wife (“S.D.”) were estranged and living in separate residences but continued to have regular contact, including eating lunch together often. On October 1, 2014, Judge Day and S.D. had made plans for S.D. to call him later in the morning. By noon, since Judge Day had not heard from S.D., he went to lunch. Before returning to work, Judge Day drove by the Lake Point Apartments, where he knew a man lived with whom he believed S.D. was romantically involved, and saw his wife’s car parked in the lot. Judge Day then returned to work and sent a text to his wife to the effect that he had seen S.D.’s car in the parking lot and was ready to end their marriage. Judge Day continued to text his wife, and this time she responded. Throughout the afternoon, the couple continued to text each other with dramatic texts about the state of their relationship. According to Judge Day, S.D. denied having a romantic relationship with the man who she visited at the Lake Point Apartments and suggested that Judge Day could have stopped by to meet him. Sometime after 4:30 p.m., Judge Day again was in the area of the Lake Point Apartments when he saw his wife’s car behind him. According to Judge Day, he decided to turn into the apartment complex to see if S.D. would actually introduce him to the man whom the judge believed was his wife’s boyfriend. At the time, Judge Day had a loaded shotgun in his pickup. Concerned because of the nature of the texts between the two of them, S.D. called a Trooper she knew with the Indiana State Police on the Trooper’s personal cellphone and conveyed that her husband was going to confront the man she was seeing, and her husband had a gun with him. S.D. then pulled her car into the apartment complex in an attempt to speak with her husband and to stop him from going to the other man’s apartment. The Trooper arrived on the scene within a few minutes (the Trooper was not in uniform as he was off duty at the time of the call, but he was in a marked police vehicle) and observed Judge Day seated in his pickup truck and S.D. standing outside the driver’s side of the truck, and the two were engaged in what the Trooper perceived as a heated conversation. The Trooper told S.D. to return to her vehicle, and he approached the passenger’s side of Judge Day’s pickup truck. He saw a shotgun parallel to the judge’s leg with the barrel of the shotgun on the floorboard next to the gas pedal. The Trooper secured the weapon, unloaded it, and placed it in his police cruiser. The Trooper then went back to talk to Judge Day about the judge’s intent being at the apartment complex and noticed that Judge Day was in a highly agitated state. The Trooper also spoke to S.D. that evening, and she expressed concerns about the judge’s prior conduct with another man whom she had been seeing a year earlier and told the Trooper her husband was very jealous and controlling of her. S.D. later refused to speak to law enforcement but retracted her prior statements when she spoke to the special prosecutor and the Commission. A special prosecutor decided not to file any criminal charges.During the subsequent investigation by the Commission, Judge Day indicated that he always kept a loaded shotgun in the truck underneath the back seat. He further indicated that he moved the shotgun from the back seat to the front seat to place it in plain view when he saw the Trooper arrive on the scene. However, the Trooper never saw the judge move the shotgun, although he was watching the vehicle closely because of S.D.’s report that Judge Day had a gun. Judge Day never informed the Trooper that he had changed the scene by moving the shotgun. December 29, 2015 Incident:By December 2015, Judge Day and S.D. continued to live apart and dissolution proceedings had been filed but not finalized. On the evening of December 29, 2015, S.D. and the Days’ sixteen-year-old daughter (R.D.) came over to Judge Day’s residence so R.D. could get ready to go out with friends. While R.D. went upstairs to get ready, S.D. went to see Judge Day in his bedroom, and the two talked about the marital relationship, including the possibility of reconciliation. Sometime between 8:23 p.m. and 8:42 p.m. that evening, Judge Day received several texts from J.S., a woman Judge Day was dating, and S.D. saw the text notification. S.D. became upset and took Judge Day’s cellphone off the nightstand and proceeded out of the bedroom. Judge Day followed after S.D., demanding that she return the phone and attempted to grab the phone from S.D. The couple continued to argue about the phone. S.D. went down the hallway and threw the phone out the door into the driveway. R.D., who heard the commotion, retrieved the phone and returned it to Judge Day. He then went back to his bedroom, followed by S.D. After hearing a disturbance, R.D. also went into the bedroom. In a statement to a police detective, S.D. indicated that she followed Judge Day back to the bedroom because she was concerned that he might harm himself because of prior statements he had made to her. S.D. has since retracted this statement. In the bedroom, Judge Day picked up a rifle he kept in his bedroom by the barrel. While Judge Day had possession of the rifle, S.D. grabbed the other end of the rifle, and the two engaged in a tug-of-war over the weapon. During the Commission’s investigation, Judge Day stated that he picked up the rifle to move it to his closet. He also stated that his reason for engaging in the tug-of-war with S.D. over the weapon was his concern that S.D. would attempt to take the rifle, which had sentimental value to the judge, out of the house. The couple struggled over the rifle until their sixteen-year-old daughter interceded and grabbed the middle of the rifle. The couple then let go of the weapon, and R.D. left with the weapon through a bedroom door that went to the outside of the property. S.D. promptly began calling and texting other individuals to discuss what had just occurred and to express her concerns about Judge Day’s conduct with guns and his mental state. She later located R.D. on the property, and S.D. and R.D. left the property. S.D. called the mother of a friend of her son to indicate that she was going to pick her son up that night and told the mother, “Tim pulled a gun and it was bad” or words to that effect. When she went to pick up her son, S.D. also communicated to her son’s friend’s mother that she felt like she was between a rock and a hard place and just wanted Tim to get help. S.D. has since retracted these statements she made by text and in various phone calls. The child’s mother, who S.D. had told this information to, is a relative of law enforcement officers and relayed her concerns about the statements to them. Eventually, the information reached the Sheriff who called S.D. on January 7, 2016 to confirm the information. He then referred the matter to the Indiana State Police, who conducted an investigation between January 8, 2016 and January 15, 2016. The results of the investigation were referred to a special prosecutor, but no criminal charges were filed. At no time on December 29, 2015, or even a few days after, did Judge Day call the police to report this incident nor did he inform the Commission that another incident involving a gun had occurred, despite his knowledge that the Commission had investigated the prior October 1, 2014 incident and expressed concerns. The Commission believes that, considering the totality of circumstances of these two incidents, which occurred less than fourteen months apart, Judge Day made several missteps which escalated the conduct and led to more police involvement. By engaging in this conduct, the judge violated his ethical duty to act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary and to avoid the appearance of impropriety, as required by Rule 1.2 of the Code of Judicial Conduct. This Admonition concludes the Commission’s investigation, and Judge Day will not formally be charged with ethical misconduct.
“There was doom and gloom for too many months, too many weeks. Thankfully, we’re starting to lift that cloud a little bit. “It is going to still be difficult and we can’t get carried away with it, but we’ve done okay over the last few weeks so onwards and upwards.” Hull will look to take their unbeaten run into double figures when they return to Championship action at MK Dons on Saturday, when Leicester resume their impressive Premier League campaign at West Brom. Claudio Ranieri’s side are unlikely to struggle with fatigue at the Hawthorns given the City boss made 10 changes at the KC Stadium. Amongst those alterations saw Ben Chilwell make his professional debut, last season’s academy player of the year impressing at left-back. “In general, I am pleased with how I performed, but obviously the result is the main thing and it didn’t go our way,” he told Foxes Player. “If we were to win it, it would have been a much better debut, but to make my professional debut is obviously a massive thing for me and my family. “I thought I did well but the result was the main thing and that didn’t go our way, so I am a bit disappointed.” The past six months have been topsy-turvy at the KC Stadium after their latest two-year dalliance with top-flight football came to an end. However, City look well placed to make an immediate return to the Premier League and extended their unbeaten run to a ninth match in all competitions against Premier League high-fliers Leicester on Tuesday. The Capital One Cup last-16 tie went the distance by the Humber, with the hosts triumphing on penalties after back-up goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic denied Riyad Mahrez from the spot. It takes Hull into the uncharted territory and leaves the fans dreaming of a return to Wembley following last year’s FA Cup final appearance. “Look, if you can get a home draw then that’s all you can be thankful for,” City boss Bruce said. “If you’re going to go onto a cup final or cup semi-final, then you have to play who you have to play. “But we know at home that we can give anyone a game, especially when I’ve seen a performance like that and for the last month or so now. “Things are looking better than they were a few weeks ago in the summer, which is good to see.” Dealing with relegation was an understandably difficult period for Hull, but the response has been impressive and the club currently sit second in the Championship. “I think that was important that we needed to go on a run, needed to give everything a lift,” Bruce said of their unbeaten record. Steve Bruce believes the “doom and gloom” around Hull is beginning to lift after making it through to their first-ever League Cup quarter-final. Press Association
When astronauts suddenly experience a medical situation on the International Space Station 250 miles above Earth, the terms “emergency room” or “urgent care” take on a unique meaning.Late last year, NASA researchers suspected that one of their astronauts was suffering from a blood clot during a long duration stay on the space station.The clot was detected during a vascular study of 11 astronauts that was intended to assess the effect of space on the internal jugular vein. In zero gravity, astronauts’ blood and tissue fluid shifts toward the head.The study involved nine men and two women who were an average age of 46. Their identities were not included in the study.A new assessment of the blood clot was published last Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Six of the participating astronauts experienced stagnant or reverse blood flow, another one had a blood clot, and yet another was considered to have a potential partial blood clot.Scientists weighed the risk of the blood clot, as well as its potential to block a vessel in the absence of gravity.Dr. Stephen Moll, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, was the only non-NASA physician who was consulted to help the affected astronaut.He says, “My first reaction when NASA reached out to me was to ask if I could visit the International Space Station to examine the patient myself. NASA told me they couldn’t get me up to space quickly enough, so I proceeded with the evaluation and treatment process from here in Chapel Hill.”Moll is a member of UNC’s Blood Research Center and is a blood clot expert.“Normally the protocol for treating a patient with deep vein thrombosis would be to start them on blood thinners for at least three months to prevent the clot from getting bigger and to lessen the harm it could cause if it moved to a different part of the body such as the lungs,” Moll adds. “There is some risk when taking blood thinners that if an injury occurs, it could cause internal bleeding that is difficult to stop. In either case, emergency medical attention could be needed. Knowing there are no emergency rooms in space, we had to weigh our options very carefully.”He spoke with the astronaut during a “phone call from space,” consulting with them as if the person were one of his other patients.The pharmacy aboard the space station contained 20 vials with 300 milligrams each of an injectable blood thinner. Moll directed the astronaut to use them on a daily basis until an anticoagulant drug could be sent to the station during a resupply mission.The astronaut took a higher dose of the injectable, called enoxaparin, for 33 days in order to control the risk of the blood clot. The dose was lowered after that time, as the astronaut awaited the arrival of the drug apixaban.The researchers watched the clot shrink over time. Blood flow was then induced after 47 days through the vein, although spontaneous blood flow was not achieved, even after undergoing treatment for 90 days.The blood clot disappeared 24 hours after landing. Six months later, the astronaut was still free of symptoms.According to Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, study author, NASA astronaut and clinical associate professor of medicine at Louisiana State University’s Health New Orleans School of Medicine, “We still haven’t learned everything about Aerospace Medicine or Space Physiology.”She adds, “The biggest question that remains is how would we deal with this on an exploration class mission to Mars? How would we prepare ourselves medically? More research must be performed to further elucidate clot formation in this environment and possible countermeasures.”
For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Roger Federer was a late addition to the Rome Masters.Roger Federer is bidding to win the French Open for the first time since 2009.Stefanos Tsitsipas will play Rafael Nadal or Fernando Verdasco for a place in the final. Rome: World number three Roger Federer pulled out of the Italian Open before his quarter-final match on Friday with a right leg injury. Federer, a four-time Rome finalist, had been due to meet Greek eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the semi-finals. The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner was playing in Rome to prepare for his return to the French Open for the first time since 2015. “I am disappointed that I will not be able to compete today,” said Federer. “I am not 100 per cent physically and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I not play. Rome has always been one of my favourite cities to visit and I hope to be back next year.”RELATED Federer had been on court nearly four hours on Thursday as competitors played two matches after rain delays midweek. The 37-year-old saved two match points to win through 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) against Borna Coric to advance to the quarter-finals after earlier easing to a straight sets win over Portugal’s Joao Suosa. The former world number one had been a late addition to the Rome tournament as he sought clay court practice ahead of his bid to add to his lone French Open title in 2009. Tsitsipas will play either defending champion Rafael Nadal or Fernando Verdasco for a place in the final. highlights
(CMC) – SUSPENDED president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, said Wednesday that he expects to be exonerated and reinstated at the end of ongoing sexual abuse investigations that triggered FIFA to provisionally ban him from the sport.Announcing the decision which took immediate effect on Monday, football’s world governing body said Jean-Bart, also known as ‘Dadou’, would not be allowed to take part in any national or international football-related activities for 90 days.It is alleged that within the last five years, Haiti’s 73-year-old football boss coerced several underage females at the country’s national training centre in Croix-des-Bouquets into having sex.Jean-Bart, who is under investigation by the juvenile protection brigade of the Haitian judicial police, has denied the allegations.His spokesperson issued a statement on Wednesday describing the allegations as baseless and politically motivated.“While Jean-Bart continues to unequivocally deny the baseless allegations against him, he will comply with FIFA’s provisional suspension – which is a standard practice of the ethics committee – and expects full exoneration and reinstatement once the investigation concludes,” it said.“Fully transparent from the start, the federation and its president were actually the first to issue requests for inquiries by the Haitian judicial system, as well as the respected human rights group Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains, in order to prove that the despicable, politically motivated allegations against him have no truth.”The statement added that the FHF had even previously asked FIFA to send experts from the FIFA Guardians/Child Safeguarding Programme to verify the conditions at the national youth training facility and to do its own investigations.Meanwhile, Jean-Bart, who has served as FHF president for two decades and was elected to a sixth term in February, has filed a public defamation lawsuit against a blogger who published anonymous accusations against him.
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team wrapped up its spring season this past Sunday with the annual alumni match at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The spring season, which consisted of 12 matches — including a four-match spring break trip to Miami, provided the coaches and the entire squad with a chance to observe the progress made since last fall, and to evaluate the areas of improvement needed for next fall. “[The spring season] went really well,” goalkeeper Jake Settle said. “We didn’t lose to a college team — which is a big deal, and we got a bunch of shutouts, which was good because we had only one all last fall. We lost a lot of firepower up top, but I think this spring we’ve been getting it back with some other players.”One of the tallest hurdles the Badgers will face next season will be replacing the finishing abilities and goal-scoring of graduates Nick Van Sicklen and Jed Hohlbein.“When you graduate 75 percent of your scoring, you kind of wonder where [the scoring] is going to come from,” assistant coach Nick Pasquarello said. “This spring, a lot of guys have really stepped it up. With the addition of Victor (Diaz), since he wasn’t in the equation (last fall), I think he is going to provide a lot for us up top. Reid Johnson has also done a good job of scoring some goals for us this year, as has Matt Jelacic and Eric Ortega — those are the guys we’re going to rely on to replace some that scoring that we lost through graduation.” In addition to filling the spots at the forward position, Pasquarello is also concerned about the vital gap in the midfield left by 2004 tri-captain Noah Goerlitz. Goerlitz earned second team all-Big Ten honors at defensive midfielder behind Indiana’s Danny O’Rourke, the national player of the year.“It’s very difficult to replace a guy like Noah Goerlitz,” Pasquarello said. “He came and gave it every day … he played through injury, he played through adversity, and he’s just a guy that you’d just love to coach for the rest of your life. He was an honest, hardworking player — probably one of the better defensive midfielders that we’ve had come through in a long time. Right now, we’re looking at a couple of guys to fill that role, and we’re going to have a little bit of a competition, so hopefully that competition will bring out the best in the guys.”The departure of goalkeeper Eric Hanson has also opened the door for junior Jake Settle and sophomore Mike Hood, as both will look to fill the vacant spot in net.Next fall, the current squad will welcome the arrival of forwards Eric Conklin (Rockford, Ill.) and Sam Van De Laarschot (Eden Prairie, Minn.), midfielders Scott Lorenz (Barrington, Ill.) and Kenny Dix (Atlanta, Ga.), defenders Zack Lambo (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and Andy Miller (Barrington, Ill.) and goalkeeper Byron Neal (Cincinnati, Ohio). Neal will also compete for the starting job in goal.“In terms of our recruiting class — the seven guys we have coming in next fall — we’re extremely excited,” Pasquarello said. “We are still going to be a pretty young team without any seniors, but we’re never going to let our inexperience be used as an excuse. We’re very comfortable with, and confident in the players we have and the young men we have coming in next year.”The Badgers’ depth could be boosted by the addition of walk-ons as well, as several try-out players practiced with the team during the spring.“As for the walk-ons we had this spring, we’re still going to wait and see on one or two of them — whether or not we’re going to keep them for the fall,” Pasquarello said. “We’re very pleased with the performance that [the walk-ons] gave this spring, and they kept the level of play very high for us … they kept our players honest by challenging them day in and day out.”Filling the holes left by departing seniors will not be the only difficult task faced by the squad, as a challenging and demanding schedule also awaits the team next fall. In addition to the usual tough Big Ten schedule, which features opponents such as defending NCAA champion Indiana, Wisconsin travels to three separate non-conference tournaments.“The main thing that jumps out at us about next fall is just going to be the increase in our strength of schedule,” Pasquarello said. “The Big Ten was the No. 1 ranked conference in the country last season. When you mix that with some of the non-conference opponents that we have in terms of Portland, Washington, Drake, and UNLV — who are coming to our opening tournament — and then playing Oakland and Fairleigh Dickinson, it’s going to be a very competitive and difficult schedule.”Though the team’s fall fixtures may appear intimidating, Pasquarello does not feel threatened, and believes each player will come in next season prepared for hard work and ready for the action. Despite the loss of four standout seniors, Wisconsin returns a young and balanced team that will be looking to build on last season, a year that saw the Badgers upset top-25 teams Tulsa and Penn State. “We’re expecting to have 24 or 25 guys on our roster,” Pasquarello said. “We’re also expecting most of them to produce for us at any given time and to compete for playing time right away.”
Photo © Pixabay Brendan Rodgers admitted there’s plenty for his Celtic side to work on, despite making the group stages of the Champions League.They went down 4-3 away to Astana to progress 8-4 on aggregate.Tonight, Liverpool will look to join them in Friday’s draw.They lead Hoffenheim 2-1 ahead of their playoff second leg at Anfield where kick off is at 7.45.
So far, Nigeria ghave not disappointed.And late Wednesday evening when the game kicked off, they were not about to start. The defending champions, coached by former Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke, put their loss to Croatia in the last round behind them and completely hammered Australia 6-0 to book their quarter-final place in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.The tournament’s leading goalscorer Victor Osimhen kept up his record of scoring in every game with a hat-trick, while captain Kelechi Nwakali, Edidiong Michael Essien and midfielder Samuel Chukwueze all added a goal each.Osimhen (pictured below) got the ball rolling in the 22nd minute, and the Golden Eaglets were soon 2-0 ahead when Nwakali scored from the spot three minutes later. The Joeys kept out the Nigerians for the rest of the half, but could do nothing about the second half onslaught from the Africans.Osimhen added two more goals in the 73rd and 79th minutes to take his tally to seven goals, before Essien and Chukwueze wrapped up proceedings in the 86th and 88th minutes.Up next for the Eaglets will be Brazil on Sunday. The South Americans edged New Zealand 1-0 to reach the last eight. Mexico, and Belgium are the other two who made it. Another four will be confirmed in Thursday’s games.Round of 16 resultsMexico 4-1 ChileBrazil 1-0 New ZealandNigeria 6-0 AustraliaKorea Republic 0-2 Belgium –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports