The First City-County Observer “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” Winner For 2016 Is Anne Audain

first_imgWe are pleased and excited to announce that Anne Audain has been selected as the first CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” Winner For 2016.Few Evansvillians, even enthusiastic distance runners, are aware that there is a world-class pioneer in professional distance running living right here among us, in the person of Anne Audain. The native New Zealander has traveled a long road both geographically and metaphorically from her native land to Southern Indiana.She chronicles her journey in her biography, “Uncommon Heart” from Cedarwinds Publishing and is the subject of the documentary film “Anne Audain: Running Her Way.” Her life is traced from meeting challenges as a child born with deformed feet, to a teen-aged running phenom after painful surgery to correct the foot problems, to a career as a teacher. From her teaching career, she stepped onto the world stage to make a name for herself as a three time Olympian, World record holder, Gold medalist and the first woman to become a professional distance runner in the US. Ms. Audain is now a motivational speaker who has spoken at institutions of higher learning such as Indiana and Purdue Universities and in the corporate world for companies like her former running sponsor, Nike.We are struck by Anne’s philosophy as a teacher, which is to endeavor “to give children the self-esteem necessary to reach their goals and dreams.” She is a living example of just what determination and belief in oneself can accomplish, which makes her as much of a “natural” as a motivational speaker as she is as a distance runner. Her discussion of her father’s influence on her success offers some wisdom to all parents who are dedicated to helping their children accomplish exceptional goals. His extraordinary adopted daughter credits him with teaching her the attitudes that led her to being inducted into three Halls of Fame in two countries and recognition from Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the British Empire.The City-County Observer is pleased to spread the news of this renowned resident’s accomplishments by awarding two autographed copies of “ Uncommon Heart” to our readers weekly for the next several months. One copy will go to the most notable posters, one on this site and our Facebook page. Monday, March 14 is the first day of the first contest and the winners will be announced at the end of the week. Good luck, everybody! Winning this prize is worth your efforts, as the book is a “great read.”Accomplishments Of Anne AudainQualified for Six Olympic Games –1972 to 1992 in every distance from 800m to marathon.Pioneered professionalism for female track and field competitors by accepting prize money at the first professional event in 1981 which resulted in a “temporary” lifetime ban from the sport.Set a World Record for 5000 meters, Auckland, New Zealand 1982.Awarded the New Zealand Medal of Honor, 1990.Honored by Queen Elizabeth II of England with a Member of the British Empire award in1995.Inducted into the Running USA Hall of Fame, 2008. www.runningusa.orgInducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, 2009. www.halloffame.co.nzInducted into Road Runner Clubs of America Distance Hall of Fame 2014 www.rrca.orgFounded the “St Luke’s Women’s Celebration 5K” in Boise, Idaho (1993) that became the largest run /walk for women and children in the USA. Now called FitOne (2013) www.FitOneBoise.orgPhilosophyFew know that before Anne Audain was a household name in running, she was a household name in the homes of her grade school students in the Auckland School District. Anne always wanted to teach because she believed in giving children the self-esteem necessary to reach their goals and dreams. Today she relies on her running experiences and other accomplishments to teach through her motivational speaking and other activities. Her speaking engagements include those at Indiana University, Purdue University, U of Evansville, Vincennes University, Case Western University, Delta Airlines, KeyBank, Pepsi Co., Nike Concept Stores and the Women’s Sports Foundation.HistoryBorn 1955 in Auckland, New Zealand, with severe bone deformities of both feet. Adopted at birth.Did not walk correctly until re-constructive surgery at age 13. Three years later qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the 1500m.Graduated from Auckland Teachers College with honors (1975). Taught at the elementary level for 4 years before arriving in the USA to further her sporting career (March 1981).Won more USA road races (75) than any other male or female runner in the 1980’s.Won Gold (3000m) and Silver (10,000m) medals at the Commonwealth Games – Australia 1982, Scotland 1986.Founded the Anne Audain Charitable Trust (1991) to support “at risk” youth in Auckland,New Zealand.She became USA Citizen, in 1995.Her many and supporters friends launched the Anne Audain Scholarship Awards which fund college scholarships for young women balancing academics, sports, leadership and community endeavors- Idaho, 2000.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015.  Last years event was a sellout.Last years winners of the “Outstanding Community Services Awards” are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller-President of Tracy Zeller Jewelry Holly Dunn-National Movation Speaker on Domestic Violence, Cheryl Musgrave who sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals  and  retired political icon Betty Hermann. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Building a Better Cloud Starts with Getting the Best People

first_imgAs we close in on the end of our fiscal year, it’s amazing to see how much success we’ve had on the Dell Technologies Cloud team in our inaugural year. This isn’t a blog post to pat ourselves on the back or take the victory lap; it’s an acknowledgement that we still have a long way to go to achieve our goals, and that means growing the team.In this new decade, what organizations require from their cloud solutions partners has substantially changed. No one is clamoring for yet another public cloud vendor to further splinter things. No, what organizations need is a partner who can drive consistency across these disparate environments. And who better than Dell Technologies, a leader not only in infrastructure solutions, but also virtualization and cloud software, with a strong commitment to building the solutions that organizations have come to rely on so heavily.With that in mind, we launched Dell Technologies Cloud, the first set of solutions that show the path forward for Dell Technologies: Embracing Cloud Operating Models everywhere. This direction permeates every aspect of our business from engineering, to sales, to marketing. And because of this we are actively expanding our team, looking for the best and the brightest to join us on this rocketship.Here is why you should believe in us, and why this is a great organization to come into:Market Acceptance – You might be saying, “why should I select Dell Technologies versus one of the hyperscalers?” The truth is we are one of the largest and most trusted infrastructure and software companies in the world, and our launch of Dell Technologies Cloud has been praised by analysts and customers alike.Ability to Make an Impact – Since the solution is relatively new to market and we’re rapidly transforming to meet new markets and new customers’ needs across the board, we have a startup-like culture, backed with the investments only the largest companies can make.Smart and Pragmatic Leadership – We enter spaces with an obvious market need and where we hold a competitive advantage, versus getting into protracted and messy battles where either side’s success looks more like mutually assured destruction. Because of this, even during challenging economic conditions we’ve executed well and taken share.Strong Culture – I’ve spent time in many different organizations but Dell’s commitment to work/life balance and ability to foster a collaborative “one team” culture is truly unique. I can’t stress enough how amazing it is to be able to ask for help and see folks willing to support as opposed to having them say “that’s not in my KPIs.”Career Trajectory – From what I’ve observed in my almost three years here, and looking at this team specifically, we’re in a high growth area that can lead to great career growth. From my own experience I would say it’s been the most I’ve ever been rewarded for the work I’ve done.Come join us! Take on the challenge of educating an entire market that the next decade must deliver consistent experiences across all the clouds. It’s a great company to work for.Please visit the Dell Technologies career site and search for “cloud” jobs there. We have many openings including Product Marketing, Sales Enablement, Engineering, and Product Management roles that we’re actively filling.last_img read more

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Chicken and Beef Supper planned in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Crossroads) at 664 S State Road 229 in Batesville is holding a Chicken and Beef Supper Saturday, April 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken or roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and salads.Eat in for a free will offering, carry outs are $10 and kids under 10 are $5.last_img

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Prydie kicks Dragons to victory

first_imgTom Prydie kicked the Newport Gwent Dragons to a famous victory as they handed Leinster their first defeat at the RDS since March 2013. Press Association Prydie converted Pat Leach’s 10th-minute try and booted three penalties, including the match winner with 11 minutes left, steering the Dragons to only their second win on Irish soil in 11 years. The 16-14 victory carries even more merit as the Welsh region had forwards Nick Crosswell and Rhys Thomas sin-binned in the first half. However, defending champions Leinster could only score two penalties to trail 10-6 at half-time. center_img Jimmy Gopperth’s third successful strike made it a one-point game, but he was unable to convert Dave Kearney’s try in the 66th minute and Prydie had the final say as the defending PRO12 champions dropped to fifth place in the table. The third-from-bottom Dragons took a surprise lead when centre Leach broke through the home defence, via excellent build-up play from Thomas and Dorian Jones, for a converted try. Although shorn of his Six Nations-tied players, Leinster boss Matt O’Connor was forced into further changes when Noel Reid and Tom Denton went off injured, and a third change saw Aaron Dundon come on for Richardt Strauss. Two Gopperth penalties in the 16th and 30th minutes opened Leinster’s account, but even with the sin-binnings, the Dragons were proving a tough nut to crack and Prydie split the posts just before the break to give his side a four-point buffer. Reid’s replacement Luke Fitzgerald appeared to have touched down 10 minutes into the second period following a magnificent run from Ben Te’o – only for referee Ben Whitehouse to award a five-metre scrum to the visitors, instead. The hosts had to be content with a third Gopperth penalty before Prydie cancelled it out with another accurate strike at the other end. O’Connor’s side finally made the breakthrough past the hour mark. Te’o was once again the fulcrum of the attack and after receiving his neat offload, replacement scrum half John Cooney’s kick towards the right corner was finished off by full-back Kearney. Gopperth was off target with the tricky touchline conversion, though, and the determined Dragons quickly retook the lead at 16-14 thanks to a close range Prydie penalty. That proved to be the game’s decisive score as the region held on to win in Ireland for the first time since overcoming Ulster, by the same scoreline, back in September 2008. last_img read more

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It’s a nonsense to say Mourinho is finished and the club must back him

first_imgManchester United must back manager Jose Mourinho, Gary Neville believes.It has been a turbulent start to the season for the boss, who has overseen two defeats in the first four Premier League games and has already seen former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane linked with his job.However, Mourinho’s time has not gone, the former Old Trafford defender says. Most popular Premier League news shining “I always remember something Tony Adams said to me at Euro ’96 and I took these words with me through my career,” Neville told The Times.“I asked him what was the worst mistake and he said, ‘Gary, if you are in football long enough you will know tough times when your confidence goes, you make mistakes, everyone writes you off. Expect it.’“Even Sir Alex Ferguson, from 2003 to 2006 when we didn’t win the league and people said he had lost it, end of an era, he’s finished.“I think Jose is a brilliant manager and, in a 25-year career, young managers will emerge, people will ask questions if you aren’t successful. He’s having a more difficult time, but finished? I genuinely think that’s a nonsense.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Jose Mourinho has been in an argumentative mood for most of the summer and new season Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware Since being appointed in 2016, Mourinho has won the League Cup and Europa League to add to an impressive haul of silverware at Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid.When it was put to Neville that the manager’s public outbursts can have a negative effect, Neville revealed he’d recently watched Brian Clough give talkSPORT’s John Motson an uncomfortable interview when the late manager was in charge at Nottingham Forest.“It’s the best ten minutes of TV I’ve seen,” Neville said. “Clough calls Motson an idiot, he’s contemptuous, he’s aggressive like you wouldn’t believe. And we all think he’s a genius.” Mourinho won the Europa League in his first season 2 REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker REVEALED tense huge blow last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – Aug 16, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny through most of the day today but our pattern is getting a little more active. I think we’re seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine as we approach sunset. I won’t rule out a few scattered showers trying to come in to northwestern areas of Ohio and central areas as well. Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Web-Weather.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

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Moutinho strike seals Wolves draw at Man Utd

first_imgManchester United dropped points for a second successive Premier League home match on Saturday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by promoted Wolves.Former manager Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since his May health scare, but United failed to put on much of a show for him, instead producing a performance which surely would have resulted in the Scot’s infamous “hairdryer” treatment.Although United looked particularly off the pace early on and rode their luck, they broke the deadlock in the 18th minute, with Fred getting his first goal for the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Joao Moutinho scored Wolves’ deserved equaliser with a fine finish early in the second half and, although United upped the pressure late on, they could not find a winner in ‘Fergie time’, as they slumped to another disappointing result.Wolves looked vastly superior to their hosts in the early exchanges and forced David de Gea into two smart saves, as Raul Jimenez and Willy Boly threatened.But United made the most of those let-offs and took the lead against the run of play 18 minutes in – Fred finding the bottom-left corner from 20 yards after Paul Pogba’s clever disguised pass.The Brazilian nearly got a second on the stroke of half-time, but his fine free-kick was tipped on to the post by Rui Patricio.Wolves deservedly restored parity just after the interval, however, as Jimenez teed up Moutinho on the edge of the box and the midfielder found the top-left corner.United huffed and puffed towards the end, with substitute Juan Mata offering a little more creativity than Alexis Sanchez, but Wolves held on, Nuno Espirito Santo successfully frustrating his “inspiration” Jose [email protected] pic.twitter.com/OFFDisQFHG — Wolves (@Wolves) September 22, 2018  What it means: Lukaku’s supporting cast lacking craft Romelu Lukaku endured a difficult outing on Saturday, with the supply to him generally poor.Pogba looked the most likely to create chances for him, but otherwise United’s attacking players were disappointing, with Sanchez and Jesse Lingard particularly ineffective.But, to be fair to Sanchez and Lingard, neither would consider themselves to be natural wingers, yet Mourinho persists with them on the flanks. Selfless Jimenez leads from the front He may not have got on the scoresheet, but Jimenez made a real impact in attack for the visitors. His hold-up play was excellent, as shown when setting up Moutinho, he dropped deep to good effect and even his runs in behind troubled United. His former Benfica colleague Victor Lindelof had a difficult day. Sanchez produces little spark once again United’s Chile forward certainly cannot be accused of not trying but his passing was sloppy and he made little impact in the final third. You have to wonder how long Mourinho will continue to play him out wide. Key Opta Facts6 – Man Utd have dropped six points from seven Premier League games at Old Trafford against newly-promoted opposition under Jose Mourinho; more than the Red Devils had dropped in 10 seasons in the top-flight between 2006-07 and 2015-16 (5 pts). Glum. pic.twitter.com/LdIogg0eRP— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 22, 2018- Wolves have avoided defeat at Old Trafford against Man Utd in all competitions for the first time since November 1980, stopping a run of eight successive losses.- Fred is the 500th different player to score a competitive goal for Man Utd (excluding own goals).- Paul Pogba has been directly involved in six goals in his seven starts in all competitions for Man Utd this season (4 goals, 2 assists). What’s next? After an EFL Cup date with Frank Lampard’s Derby County on Tuesday, United’s next Premier League outing sees them travel to West Ham. Wolves host Leicester City in the cup, before then welcoming Southampton to Molineux in the league. read morelast_img read more

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