Mrs. Wanda Louise (Gardner) Goodpaster Ellis, age 70, of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on March 11, 1949, in Milan, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, George Gardner and Violet (Brison) Darnell. She was raised in Wilmington, Indiana and Milan, Indiana and was a graduate of the Aurora High School. Wanda was united in marriage on November 6, 1967, in Milan, Indiana, to the late, Joseph Goodpaster. This happy union was blessed with three daughters, Jane, Betty and Wanda and two sons, John and Robert. Wanda and Joseph shared 12 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 21, 1979. Wanda was later united in marriage in 1982 in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Terry Lee Ellis. Wanda was employed for Pri-Pak Inc. in Greendale, Indiana, from 2006 – 2015. She resided in the Switzerland County community since 1981 and was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Wanda will be remembered for her love of crocheting, sewing, reading books and taking care of children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wanda passed away with her loving family by her side at 2:35 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Wanda will be missed by her daughters, Jane Smith of Lawrenceburg, IN, Betty South and her husband, Mike of Rising Sun, IN and Wanda Morton and her companion, Ryan Long of Patriot, IN; her sons, John Goodpaster of Patriot, IN and Robert Goodpaster of Patriot, IN; her step-daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Smith and her husband, Troy of East Enterprise, IN and Stacie Moore of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Vernon (April) Johnson, Jr., Kevin (Misty) Johnson, Christopher (Amy) Johnson, Troy (Alexis) Smith, Vincent Smith, Shayla Smith, Brittany (Aaron) Thayer, Grace Holmes and Brison Scudder; her 16-great-grandchildren; her step-grandchildren, Angela, Michael, Austin, Jason, Hannah and Evan; her 3-step-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Carolyn Matthews and her husband, Bill of Cross Plains, IN and Crystal Gonzales of Riverside, CA; her brothers, Wayne “Rick” McDaniel and his wife, Judy of Bowling Green, MO and Thomas Cornett and his wife, Nikki of Indianapolis, IN; her 4-half-sisters and 4-half-brothers and her numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, George Gardner and Violet (Brison) Darnell; her half-brother, Steve Darnell; her half-sister, June Gardner and her step-grandson, Gage Logan Moore.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Switzerland Baptist Church or Pleasant Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
10 Dec 2019 England quartet hot for Chile challenge Four of England Golf’s brightest talents are heading to Chile next month to take part in the South American Amateur Championship.Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty, pictured above, and Somerset’s Mimi Rhodes will fly the flag for England’s women.Wiltshire’s Jake Bolton and Gloucestershire’s Joe Long – both members of the England Men’s squad – are also destined for Santiago.The event will take place at Sport Frances Golf Club on the outskirts of the Chilean capital between January 8-11.McGinty,19, flies to Chile from her college base in America on the back of winning four events in 2019 including the Frilford Scratch Salver and the Astor Salver.It has also been a fine year for Rhodes. The 17-year-old won the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Masters in November and represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.Bolton, 21, is hoping to build on his breakthrough win at the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play in August.Long, 22, is looking to start 2020 with a positive performance after finishing third in the European Men’s Amateur Championship in 2019.In the 2019 South American Amateur Championship, England men’s squad player Tom Plumb finished third, a single shot adrift of winner Chris Crisologo from Canada.In the women’s event, English representatives Emily Brennan and Georgina Blackman earned top 20 finishes.Photograph credit: Leaderboard
Commentary contributed by Joe Reynolds |Presently, a young harbor seal is being treated at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ after it was found with injuries on March 17. It was discovered by property owners on the edge of the ocean in Sea Bright, NJ. The sickly seal was lethargic and had several cuts to its body, including a noticeable gash on its chest.While the sight of an injured marine mammal is never pleasant, the scene was made even worse by the ignorance and misconduct of some people. There were reports of at least one person trying to push the poor seal back into the water with a stick and another report of people being unaware of whom to call for care. As a result, the injured seal was put under even more stress.If you believe a seal is injured, what should you do?In New Jersey, always call the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at 609-266-0538. This non-profit organization has the authority to help stranded or sick marine mammals and sea turtles. Wildlife experts with the help of trained volunteers will determine if an animal is in need of medical attention, needs to be moved from a populated area, or just needs time to rest.Everyone needs stay back at least 100 yards if possible, and keep your dogs on a leash and away from marine mammals. Boats should also not come closer than 100 yards of a marine mammal. No one should be touching or trying to get near any marine mammal. It’s against federal law.All marine mammals (including seals, whales and dolphins) are protected by law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Federal marine mammal regulations prohibit harassing or touching seals and it is considered harassment. What is harassment? It’s when a person or a group of people disturb, injure, or interfere with a marine mammal’s ability to hunt, feed, communicate, socialize, rest, breed, or care for its young.Marine mammals are federally managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries division. If you feed, touch, harass, or pick up a seal you may be investigated by NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement for violating marine mammal regulations.If you see a marine mammal being harassed by a person, call the NOAA Enforcement Hotline, 1-800-853-1964. The hotline is available 24 hours a day to report possible violations or provide information to help solve a case.Of course not every marine mammal we encounter will be sick. A seal may appear on a beach and often this is not an emergency — harbor seals naturally use the beach to rest and digest food.It’s always a good idea, though, to be respectful and observe wildlife from a distance so they are not scared or forced to flee. It would undoubtedly be a better world if everyone had greater respect and understanding for animal life.By Joe Reynolds, Co-Chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council in KeyportThis article was first published on the Commentary page of the March 23-30, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
After being outscored 22-3 in two games the Beaver Valley Nitehawks finally played like reigning Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions.But even a resurging Hawks team was not enough to beat the high-flying Nelson Leafs.Rookie sniper Colton McCarthy scored with under two minutes remaining in the game to give the Leafs a 7-6 KIJHL come-from-behind win over the Hawks Tuesday night in Fruitvale.The game was the first for McCarthy, back from a three-game series with Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.The victory keeps Nelson perfect in the last 10 games and gives the Green and White sole possession of first place in the Murdoch Division, two points in front of idle Castlegar Rebels.Nelson has played one more game than Castlegar.Meanwhile, Beaver Valley dropped its third straight, included in the winless streak is a 3-0-weekend loss to the lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.It was obvious from the opening puck drop this was a different Hawks team from the one that was shell-shocked 12-0 by Nelson the last time the teams played. Beaver Valley opened a quick 2-0 lead before the Leafs found some skating legs and led 4-2 after one period.Nelson managed to cut the margin to 5-4 after 40 minutes before Colton Schell tied the game in the third.Danny Vlanich scored a rocket on the power play midway through the third period to give the Hawks a 6-5 lead.But Nelson scored twice in the final half of the frame to steal the one-goal victory — the fourth in five meetings between the two teams this season.Schell finished the game with three goals with Aaron Dunlap adding a pair. Bryce Nielsen scored the final goal for Nelson, out shot 45-33 by the Hawks.Kurt Black scored three times for Beaver Valley with singles going to Vlanich and Levi Kress and Nick Perez.Cody Boeckman registered the win in goal for Nelson as the Cochrane, Alta, native out dueled Zach Perehudoff in the Beaver Valley nets.The game was the first of four on the road for the Leafs, which heads to the East Kootenay beginning Friday in Kimberley. Nelson plays Golden Saturday and Columbia Valley Sunday.Beaver Valley, travels to Creston Friday to play the Thunder Cats in the first of a two-game home-and-home series.The return match goes Sunday in Fruitvale.GAME NOTES: Leaf captain Colton Schell finished the game with four points and now has accumulated 20 points in the past eight games to jump into the KIJHL scoring lead. The New Westminster native holds a three-point advantage over Brendan Burge of Fernie. . . . Colton McCarthy leads Nelson in goals with 16 and is second overall behind Burge who has 20 goals. . . . Aaron Dunlap and Bryce Nielsen each had three points for Nelson while Nick Perez had three points for Beaver Valley. . . .In other KIJHL action Tuesday, Fernie shutout Creston 3-0 and Kimberley bounced Columbia Valley 6-1.
Two BC Sheriffs along with a RCMP civilian represented the Heritage City in the recent Cop for Kids Ride that tour Southern Interior recently.BC Sheriffs Mike Kosof, Rob Crowder and RCMP civilian Karen Armstrong braved saddle sores and tired muscles to join the 2015 Thomas Alan Budd Foundation Cops for Kids Ride Team. Since 1995, Cops for Kids, Inc. has assisted children, seniors, and families that find themselves in unfortunate situations.Through generous donations from local business sponsors and individuals in our community, Cops for Kids has enabled children and seniors to enjoy some of the basic necessities that were not available to them through other agencies.Here in Nelson, the Cops for Kids ride received quite a boost when the organization was presented with a cheque for $3052 Cops for Kids On-going Bottle Drive.Mallard’s Source for sports, always eager to promote a job well done, is pleased to honour everyone involved, including the Nelson Trio, with Team of the Week honours.
Telkom’s microwave telecommunications tower in Bloemfontein, Free State province. (Image: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterDespite the worldwide economic crisis, South Africa’s new telecommunications operator Neotel has secured a $4.4-billion (US$455.5-million) loan from a consortium of local lenders to finance the expansion of its network, supporting the continued growth potential of the country’s telecoms market.Launched in 2005 after the liberalisation of telecommunications in South Africa, Neotel has brought much-needed competition to the sector by breaking the monopoly of parastatal telecoms giant Telkom.The consortium financing the deal, announced on 10 December, is made up of Nedbank, Investec Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Infrastructure Finance Corporation.“What makes this deal significant is the fact that a limited recourse deal of this size has been concluded … despite the current global economic climate,” says Arun Gupta, chief financial officer of Neotel.The deal concludes a two-year programme to raise long-term financing that has secured R7.5-billion of total funding, replacing all existing bridging finance, made up of a combination of new equity and debt.“On the 12th of December 2006, we signed a bridging finance facility to the value of R2-billion to get the process started of building our network,” says Ajay Pandey, MD and CEO of Neotel.“At that point already we made history as it was the largest non-recourse facility for a start-up telecommunications project in the region, and one of the largest in South Africa then.”Neotel has been aggressively rolling out its new-generation converged network across the country to provide services to its business clients. It launched its consumer services during the course of 2008.“We are still regarded as a greenfield project as there have been a number of false starts in the past,” says Gupta. “The fact that the financial institutions have provided this facility on project finance, limited-recourse terms highlights the belief the lenders have in what Neotel is bringing to the market and that we’re on the right track.”The financing terms will range between seven and 10 years.“The ability to pull off a financing of R4.4 billion under current financial market conditions is testament to both the belief in the offering, which will change the shape of telecommunication services in South Africa, and in the strength of the shareholder grouping, led by Tata Communications Limited of India.” said Mike Peo, head of infrastructure project finance at Nedbank Capital, who has led the process over the past two years.Part of the funding comes from the Development Bank of Southern Africa, an institution set up by the government to finance development projects in the region.“Neotel signifies the momentous changes taking place in telecommunications sector,” says Lucy Chege of the bank.“Neotel will bring positive developmental impact and effectively address government’s key priorities through reducing backlogs in the telecommunications sector thereby improving much needed access to services and enhancing service delivery. This is in line with our objective to support economic growth and development.”Herc van Wyk, managing director of Kagiso Financial Services, Neotel’s financial adviser, said the transaction was a milestone in the current difficult financial markets. When potential financiers were initially approached during the first quarter of 2008, he said, the financial landscape was vastly different, and the fact that a transaction of this magnitude could be signed despite the credit crunch was testimony to the commitment of the parties involved. Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesInfrastructure development in South AfricaSA internet use skyrockets Better broadband for Africa South African web use surges South Africa’s economy: key sectorsUseful linksNeotelTelkom NedbankInvestec BankDevelopment Bank of Southern AfricaIndustrial Development CorporationInfrastructure Finance Corporation
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… While social media is often touted as a great lead generator and brand management tool, it can also help bad coverage spread like wildfire. Last year, two disgruntled North Carolina employees made an in-store gross-out video where they tampered with Domino’s Pizza orders. Despite the fact that the employees were fired, Domino’s was dealt a major blow as the brand was tarnished and all efforts to recover were met with criticism. Video aggregator Yubby is about to launch a solution that helps startups mitigate the risk of brand-damaging videos. ReadWriteWeb first covered Yubby in mid October. Similar to VodPod, the service lets you create video collections from more than 20 different content sites. From here, users merge their favorite videos into one embeddable widget. While the basic product is free, the company is launching premium packages to help companies monitor their brands and related events. For between $2-$100 a month, startup companies can track videos on a variety of platforms from a central dashboard by specifying keywords like the brand name, slogan or related industry tags. You can also look at traffic stats across multiple sites to see which videos are receiving the most airtime. In the case of Domino’s, the gross-out video scandal could have been avoided had the company used a similar system and reprimanded employees before duplicates emerged. In the case of customer-made videos, startups can take a proactive approach and work to make amends with the consumer before a bad video goes viral. For more information on Yubby’s products visit yubby.com/pro. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
(EDS: Updating with more info) By Philem Dipak SinghGuwahati, June 26 (PTI) Six athletes including top sprinter Dutee Chand of Odisha breached the qualifying marks in their respective events as the 58th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships began with a bang here.Dutee, who recently won a ‘gender’ case against the international federation at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, clocked 23:46 seconds in one of the heats to qualify for the final round of the women’s 200m race to place herself in contention for an Asian Games berth.The AFI has set a qualifying standard of 23:50 seconds for this event.AFI Secretary C K Valson said selection can be done on the basis of performance in heats.”My main event is 100m but I am happy to have done well in 200m also. I hope to win 200m final also,” Dutee said after the race.”It would have been ideal had the 100m event was held before the 200m as is the norm in international events but I cannot do much. My job is to run races,” she added.But it will not be easy for Dutee in the final round to be run tomorrow as local star and fast rising Hima Das also qualified along with another Odisha athlete Srabani Nanda.Hima, who ran 23.22 in Poland during the training-cum-exposure trip earlier this month, finished second in her heat behind Reena George of Karnataka (24.00) as she did not exert herself much in the final stretch for a 24.02 effort under humid conditions in the morning session.advertisement Another Odisha athlete Jauna Murmu, who was banned for two years in the 2011 doping scandal, won the women’s 400m hurdles in meet record timing of 57.02 seconds, better than the AFI qualifying time of 57.52. Anu Raghavan of Kerala took the silver in 57.68 while Gujarat’s Saritaben Gayakwad bagged the bronze in 58.01.”I could have run better but for the heaviness of the track due to this slight rain. I had thought of running below 56. Overall, it is a good race. I will try to run below 56 in the Asian Games and hopefully win a medal for the country,” said the 27-year-old Murmu, who took part in the 2010 Asian Games also.Asked how she motivated herself to come out of the doping scandal and resumed her carrier, she said, “Initially, I was not thinking of doing anything big but slowly I got myself back to form. I have left the episode behind and looking forward to win medals for the country.” In men’s 400m hurdles, all the three podium finishers — Dharun Ayyasamy (49.68 secs) of Tamil Nadu, Santosh Kumar (50.10) of AFI and Jashanjot Singh (50.64) of Punjab — ran below the qualifying time of 50.80 but only two will be picked for the Asian Games team.”Except for the host country, a country can send only two athletes in each event,” AFI Secretary C K Valso said.Sanjeevini Jadhav of Maharashtra also qualified for the Asian Games as she clocked a meet record timing of 15 minute 38.78 second in women’s 5000m final. She bettered the the AFI qualification timing of 15:45.00.Uttar Pradeshs Sarita Singh was the last to qualify for the Asian Games on the opening day as she clinched the womens hammer throw gold in a meet record effort of 63.28m. The qualifying mark for this event is 60m.Surprisingly, dope samples of the top finishers were not immediately taken after their races till midway through the evening session. None of the sample collectors were seen escorting the top finishers immediately after their races to the sample collection room.But Valson said the NADA officials will do the needful before the end of the day’s proceedings.”The NADA officials are here and they will take the dope samples,” he said.The National Inter State Senior National Championships serves as the selection trial for the Asian Games team. India has been given a quota of 102 (52 men and 50 women) for the Asian Games. PTI PDS BS BSBS
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sherwood can’t see Spurs winning titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood doesn’t rate his old club as title contenders.Liverpool are top on 42 points, a point clear of Manchester City, with Spurs five points back after making one of their best-ever starts to a Premier League campaign.”I was surprised Mauricio said that because he’s been playing it down for a number of years now, saying we’re on a different project here at Tottenham – they absolutely are,” Sherwood told Sky Sports.”But when you look through the side, the likes of Lloris, Trippier, Rose, Harry Kane, Eriksen, Moura who comes off the bench and sometimes starts, Son, they can play in the top-four teams.”You could pretty much put them up for sale and they would go for big, big money to probably the best teams in Europe.”The only reason they aren’t title contenders in my opinion is because I’ve got such a soft spot for Man City and I think they are far and above everyone else.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Aaron Connolly mixed emotions for Republic of Ireland debutby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Aaron Connolly was left frustrated with his Republic of Ireland debut.The 19-year-old Albion striker went off the bench with just 11 minutes remaining of the Euro 2020 qualifier in Georgia.He had two chances to score, forcing a solid save from keeper Giorgi Loria and then firing into the side-netting in a cameo which lit up an otherwise attritional 0-0 Group D draw in Tbilisi.Connolly said: “Like every striker, I feel I have to score that at 0-0 in a game like that. I should have scored. It’s disappointing, but I feel proud as well.”The confidence levels are quite high because of last week (scoring twice against Tottenham) and I felt if I came on, I would make an impact.”I feel like I did but I feel like I should have scored as well. It’s disappointing.”