Lloyds black horse is made redundant

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ISDH reports 4,944 positive COVID-19 cases

first_imgStatewide—As of midnight on Monday morning,  the Indiana State Department of Health announced that 4,944 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Indiana. To date, 26,191 tests have been reported to ISDH.  A total of 139 Hoosiers have died to date. Locally Decatur County had 90 confirmed cases, 55 for Franklin County, and 70 cases confirmed in Ripley County.last_img

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Bradley Cooper Dumps Girlfriend, Fans Rooting for Gaga Hookup

first_imgBradley Cooper and Irina Shake are calling it quits after four years of dating.Reports say the actor and the supermodel have mutually decided to break up.It was reportedly earlier this week that they were both unhappy and their relationship was barely hanging on after his on-screen chemistry with Lady Gagain the movie, “A Star is Born.”Cooper and Shayk share a two-year-old daughter.Breaking news: Bradley Cooper and his long time girlfriend Irina Shayk have broken up. Below is exclusive footage of the moment their relationship ended. pic.twitter.com/gAQRgmmKaK— Luke Diamond (@LukeDiamond19) June 7, 2019last_img read more

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Ground Zero to reopen doors but without milkshakes

first_imgGround Zero Performance Café will no longer be serving their own food and drinks because it does not have the proper credentials. However, the space may sell pre-packaged items, according to Trojan Events Services. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Ground Zero Performance Café will reopen this semester — but primarily as a study space.The longtime student-run establishment, once known for its milkshakes and performances, will return after a year of renovations, according to the facility’s new management Trojan Events Services. Milkshakes and coffee will no longer be made in-house, but performances and events like open mic nights and improv shows will be reinstated in the space.TES said the space did not have the proper credentials to make fresh food, so it will instead consider selling pre-packaged food and drink. Over the summer, a petition circulated online among students and alumni pleading the University to reopen the cafe in the fall.“The purpose was to help the University realize how much Ground Zero meant to not even just the people who worked there but the student body in general,” said Moriah Polk, a junior majoring in communication, who worked as one of the cafe’s house managers at the cafe. “Sometimes [USC forgets] that we want something student-run and very comforting rather than something that is so grand.”Production manager Syann Cromwell, a junior majoring in philosophy, politics and law and African American studies, noted that the space was intended to be an environment for students to congregate and relax while studying. “[Ground Zero was a] free space [and] a unique environment on campus for students to hang out, enjoy milkshakes, enjoy live performances,” Cromwell said. “Just a different kind of vibe that wasn’t on campus before.”While the space will be open in the fall, Polk said that she will miss serving culinary staples that allowed her to interact with customers in a student-oriented venue. “It ultimately is a tragedy that we can’t sell food or milkshakes anymore,” Polk said. “I know what drew so many people to Ground Zero and drew people back years after they graduated. I know that it is a memory that we all shared together.”Many employees agreed that the food and drink fostered a welcoming environment for students. House manager Kiera Salvo, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, shared how the space exuded friendliness. “I think for me, USC’s campus, especially the places you can go between classes if you are going to stay on campus and you just grab coffee or food, it has all felt pretty sterile to me,” Salvo said. “Ground Zero was always a place where you didn’t have to do that. You could just sit there and talk to your friends, listen to the music that we were playing or just be sitting and studying and on a grind.”Despite the changes coming to the space, Cromwell expressed how she and the other employees plan to work together to re-establish Ground Zero as a gathering space for students again this semester.last_img read more

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Cornell head coach Andy Smith has centered his teams around having fun

first_img Published on October 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Andy Smith was sitting in a Pacific University classroom when he met Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.The Super Bowl-winning coach, an alum of the university, was teaching Smith and other Tigers coaches about leadership in 2016. Carroll challenged them to write out a coaching philosophy in 25 words or less.“I wrote it and I lived by it ever since,” Smith said.Smith eventually shortened his to E.L.I.T.E., or Everybody Learns In This Environment. It means that all his players enjoy themselves when playing, practicing and learning. The process of developing that ideology began when he took the job at Pacific in 2013, as Smith rebuilt a struggling Tigers team into a dominant force in the America East.Now the head coach at Cornell, he’s used that philosophy to reboot a Cornell (8-5, 2-2 Ivy) team that finished seven games under .500 last year. Smith brings an upstart Big Red to Syracuse this weekend for a rematch with the No. 15 Orange, having already upset SU on Sept. 7.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Some people think I’m nuts for coaching that way,” Smith said. “Coaches from other schools around the country wouldn’t believe what we do at practice.”Smith never runs drills, never tells a player to pass forward, run left or shoot to the bottom right corner. He doesn’t even include conditioning at his practices — no sprints, sit-ups, planks.If an activity is boring, he doesn’t make anyone do it. Every exercise is a scrimmage or a game-like situation. It’s three-on-ones, two-on-twos, or seven-on-sevens, instead of static shooting or passing drills. He also keeps them concise. Rather than making his players stand on the field two or three hours, Smith never keeps his players for longer than an hour and a half.“The way practices are run keeps everyone engaged,” junior and leading scorer Grace Royer said, “He’s a one-of-a-kind coach.”Even before games, Smith keeps the warmups light. His team will play rugby or soccer instead of normal drills like Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley has her team do before games.Smith’s philosophy developed during his time as an assistant at Dartmouth but came to fruition at Pacific, Smith’s first head coaching job. Pacific was ranked No. 77 out of 79 teams the year before he got there and had one winning season in program history. And the Tigers were the lone D-I program to play on grass, not turf.“I always joke that I took over a drinking team with a field hockey problem,” Smith said of his first year at Pacific. “We had to start from scratch and we built it into a perennial powerhouse.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorSmith immediately knew that he needed to establish a culture and create a system where players’ top priority was field hockey. Six games into his first season at Pacific, he cut his captain for “off-the-field issues,” Smith said. He often left players, even seniors, at home for key away games those first three seasons, valuing a tight-knit program over winning.He focused on recruiting the right people, changing the culture from the bottom-up. He wanted players who could give a firm handshake and hold a conversation without losing attention. He searched for players who had good relationships with their parents or teammates.“Character-centered is my recruiting and then I’m value-based. You got to have a good value system,” Smith said. “We were always looking into the cracks and the crevices that other people might not have looked at.”In 2016, the Tigers went 16-5, won the America East regular season and lost to Stanford in the conference finals. Smith didn’t want to leave. He had built the Tigers into a power in the America East, a team that everyone feared. But Pacific lost the funding to keep the team afloat and had to cancel the program.Now, having rebuilt Cornell from five wins to seven wins in his first year in Ithaca, he’s trying to live in the present, but it’s difficult at times. After the first practice at Cornell, he sat his team down and outlined his goal: to win a national title.The Big Red, who won one conference game the year prior, were initially startled by Smith’s plans. Smith said they looked at him like he had “three heads.” But after a short internal conversation, they accepted his positivity.“Unanimously we agreed that we wanted to raise our play and buy into his training,” senior Maddie Henry said.Cornell has a win over then-No. 18 Syracuse this season and a two-goal loss to No. 14 Harvard. Smith shaped his team around a five-word phrase. Now, it’s closer to his dream than ever before. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Munster host Zebre in Guinness Pro 12 clash

first_imgPeter O’Mahony is poised to make his first appearance for Munster in almost a year and a half – the flanker is named on the bench for the visit of Zebre to Thomond Park this evening where there’s a 5pm start.Ulster will look to continue their sensational start to the season as they host the Ospreys at Kingspan Stadium from half-past six.And Leinster is away to the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park, where kick-off is at 7:35pm.last_img

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The second iteration of Esports BAR Cannes goes off with a bang

first_imgThis year’s Cannes edition of the Esports BAR was a serious step up from 2017.This is not to say that 2017 was a poor event, far from it in fact; it was a strong start to REED Midem’s entrance into esports business conferences. Last week’s edition though, which took place at the Palais des Festivals between 12th and 14th February, was a 5* few days. As a content partner, Esports Insider put together two of the numerous panels. One of these looked at ‘Why football clubs are entering esports?’, and other focused on the esports and betting space.The football clubs panel saw Esports Insider in the moderator’s chair, with Sergio Benet, GM of Valencia CF, North CEO Christian Sorensen, and Pedro Honório da Silva, Co-Founder and CEO of Qwatti eSports Agency on the panel. The verdict here was that football clubs have been in the game for some time, and so esports organisations stand to learn a lot from them when it comes to being professional and well-organised entities. Likewise, football clubs stand to learn something too; when it comes to the creation of content many esports orgs do this very well indeed. Over at the betting panel on Valentine’s days no less, Betway’s Head of Esports Adam Savinson took to the stage alongside Sportradar Head of Esports James Watson and Suraj Gosai, Founder of BlinkPool. ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith, who lost out by the skin of his teeth to Disney at the Game Shakers Dinner the previous night, was in the moderator’s chair. With three days of content, panels, workshops and meetings it was a busy 72 hours for all Esports BAR attendees. One major reveal at the show saw Team Vitality announce a partnership with Renault Sports. Renault will start with a Rocket League team, to be known as Renault Sport Team Vitality, but have plans for far more; and Vitality will be right there alongside them making sure it all goes to plan. Renault Sport are in discussions with Formula One who have sizable esports plans. Players across Team Vitality’s other rosters will also gain access to, and benefit from, Renault Sports management and facilities. In another cool addition to the agreement, the Team Vitality logo will appear on Renault’s Formula One cars.The rather magnificent backdrop of the Cannes harbour was mirrored by the delivery of the event by Reed MIDEM. Following the second day, the inaugural Game Shakers Dinner took place nearby at the Intercontinental Cannes. Here, an array of companies and personalities were rewarded for their hard work and what they have brought, are bringing or are expected to bring to the esports industry.The likes of Disney won Shaker to Watch, whilst Nate Nanzer won Shaker of the Year, Twitch and Valve won Media Shaker, the IOC won Sport Shaker and BMW and Riot won Brand Shaker. You can read more about this Esports BAR partner event right here. Next up for the team behind the Esports BAR is the second coming of the event in Miami. This is taking place in September 24-26th. Disclaimer: Esports Insider is an official content partner of the Esports BARlast_img read more

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shakes off bumpy start, finds perfect fit with Lakers

first_imgThings started turning around when the Lakers needed KCP to step up. After the wedgie game against Golden State, they were faced with a gaping hole in the starting lineup when Avery Bradley was struck down with an injury. Caldwell-Pope stepped in and responded immediately, hitting five shots in the fourth quarter of a game against Sacramento. From that point, he started humming.The pivotal moment, Kidd says, is when the Lakers finally pulled him back out of the starting lineup: Even so, KCP has still found similar production. His scoring average has ticked up for the third straight month, and his 43 percent shooting from 3-point range is 11th in the league, ahead of snipers such as Kyle Korver and Joe Ingles.“He trusts his talent,” Kidd said. “He’s done what we’ve asked him to do, from coming off the bench to starting, to coming off again. That’s a true pro.”That, ultimately, is what KCP hopes his current path will yield: From some rocky initial steps, he’s trying to reinvent himself as a consummate pro on this Lakers team. In the annals of Lakers history, some of the supporting players are remembered well, too.“My mindset is I don’t need to worry about the noise,” he said. “I got my team and my brothers with me. That will help me get through it.”Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drives past the Cavaliers’ Dante Exum during a game earlier this month at Staples Center. “I told him once he understands how to use his speed, offensively and defensively, his game will go to another level,” Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd said. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s been funny, just looking back on it,” he said. “But I felt like, man, at that point, it was all going wrong.”It was going wrong: To that point in the first 11 games this season, Caldwell-Pope was staring at the edge. He was shooting under 36 percent from the field, and under 23 percent from 3-point range. The Lakers had brought him back for a third time, and fans who had been frustrated by another slow start were booing him in his own arena.“It was definitely hard to sleep,” Caldwell-Pope said. “I stayed up many late nights. It was kind of just like hard for me to focus, just like me going through the struggles.”It’s hard to change your story. It’s even harder when that story starts out on the wrong foot, as Caldwell-Pope’s did with the Lakers. But more than halfway through his third L.A. season, he’s surprisingly built a compelling case as one of the best complementary pieces the Lakers have around All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.In one light, it’s a remarkable turnaround to make in a single season, to pull out of a direct nosedive and realign on the right course. But on a longer timeline, those close to Caldwell-Pope saw this coming after hours and hours spent in gyms. PHILADELPHIA — It was meant to be a putback. An easy shot. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope threw the ball back up toward the rim almost as quickly as he collected the rebound.Then, his heart sank as the ball stuck between the rim and the backboard – an unlikely result that added to his run of misfortune whenever he tried to do something that’s come naturally for so much of his life: score.This was not the plan. Feeling a special season ahead, Caldwell-Pope devoted more time than ever this offseason to training, picking up in the gym just a week after the Lakers’ disappointing 2018-19 campaign ended. It was a summer of getting up at 6 a.m.; of more pick-up games than he’s ever played; of remodeling and fine-tuning his game.All for this? Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Despite the missteps – and missed shots early this season – KCP is now delivering the consistency the Lakers have wanted from him all along.WILLING TO WORK, HUSTLEA recent article in The Athletic detailed pieces of Caldwell-Pope’s shooting form that come as though from a textbook: the snap of his wrist, the height of his arms and his quick release, his feet set apart and his weight balanced.He’s honed that form in marathon sessions with his coaches and trainers, hitting shot after shot the exact same way. Chris Matthews, known as “Lethal Shooter” on social media platforms, once challenged him to hit 60 shots in a row without a miss, or he would have to start again with zero.KCP hit 54, 55, even 59 and had to start over in search of that 60th shot. It took him almost two hours.“When we set goals, he’s strict and strategic with it,” Matthews said. “He’s not one of those guys who is looking to get out of the gym before he’s done it.”In June, the balance of power shifted West as the Lakers executed a trade for Anthony Davis with New Orleans. Among the lesser appreciated trickle-down effects was how supplementary players adjusted their plans. For the 26-year-old Caldwell-Pope, that started almost immediately – particularly as a fellow Klutch client of the two Lakers’ superstars.“I think that his ability to understand who he is and play his role, not have an ego, allows him to play with superstars,” said Rich Paul, his agent. “He’s a quiet storm.”James and Davis take up so much oxygen on offense, the ideal role player doesn’t have to touch the ball often, but scores when he does. That’s Caldwell-Pope: He averages 1.19 points per shot attempt, which stat site Cleaning the Glass ranks as the 90th percentile among combo guards, and he does it with an extremely low usage rate (13.7 percent).He’s markedly improved his 3-point shooting from both the corner (48 percent) and all other spots along the arc (39 percent). His selection has also improved: He’s on pace to shoot fewer midrange jump shots for the first time since his rookie season.Another of his trainers, Chris Johnson, calls KCP’s role “the invisible hand.”“When you have two superstars that he’s playing next to, you have to be super-efficient and complement those players,” Johnson said. “His whole mindset is he wants to win a championship, so he has to be an invisible hand on offense then be a total disruption on the defensive side of the ball.”This is not who KCP has always been. He’s worked hard to banish old tendencies, to learn how to space and operate around his teammates. From being more of a chucker in Detroit, he’s shot the ball less than he has in a long time, but unlocked efficiency.One thing the Lakers appreciate: He hustles, running back on both ends. KCP is a frequent recipient for outlet passes from James or Rajon Rondo (he’s the third-leading Lakers scorer on fast-break points), and he rarely gives up on a play on the other end. Assistant coach Jason Kidd called a chase-down block of the Clippers’ Landry Shamet one of the most impressive hustle plays of the year.“I always thought he puts a lot of pressure on your defense because of his scoring ability, and because he runs so hard and he’s so fast,” Kidd said. “And I told him once he understands how to use his speed, offensively and defensively, his game will go to another level.”Caldwell-Pope built that into his routine this summer, going through two-a-day sessions with Johnson and Matthews, playing pick-up games whenever he could at the Lakers facility or at Johnson’s runs in the Valley. He tried to focus on his competitiveness, on getting game-functional shots in the scrimmages.One of his biggest goals was to work better with James, after slumping for the better parts of last season.“The first year I kind of struggled to find where my shots was coming from, when to cut, where to be,” he said. “But now just playing with him, he makes it easy. When he has the ball, just keep my eye on him getting to my open spots, so he’ll be able to see me and get me the ball.”ISSUE OF OPTICSOne of the most popular ways to characterize KCP from the outside has been to regard him as a pawn in a larger game.Caldwell-Pope has heard a lot of unflattering observations about his relationship with Paul: Some fans regard him as mere flotsam attached to the megadeals of James and Davis, a sweetener signing for Klutch. But that overlooks a longstanding relationship between the two that goes back to when he was in high school before Paul was his agent.Though Paul did not represent KCP when he first turned pro, he wanted to represent him for years, vividly recalling a game in which Caldwell-Pope torched USC as a sophomore guard for Georgia.“Quietness can be taken for granted, he’s hung in there, he’s been through situations,” he said. “They don’t always understand optics of a situation. People see something and say, ‘Oh, that’s automatically true.’ There’s layers to those things.”That’s how both Paul and Caldwell-Pope characterize their break from the Detroit Pistons: It had layers. Though reports at the time cited an $80 million, five-year contract offer from the Pistons (which Klutch would dispute), the franchise eventually parted with Caldwell-Pope, making him an unrestricted free agent after four seasons. The Lakers scooped him up for a one-year, $17.7-year deal in the summer of 2017.When general manager Rob Pelinka went biblical and compared adding Caldwell-Pope to “bread from heaven,” it was probably a better reflection of how desperate the Lakers were for a scorer rather than the player KCP really was. But such a grandiose introduction hurt KCP down the line when it was revealed that he was serving a 25-day jail sentence for a March 2017 incident (when he was in Detroit) in which he was stopped under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.To this day, Caldwell-Pope calls the 2017-18 season “a real test” that he and his family had to endure. But he wonders if he had played to expectations if fans might have embraced him differently.“That incident still roams in the fans’ minds or whatever,” he said. “I feel like the criticism and bad stuff don’t come unless I’m playing bad. … If I started the season how everyone in their minds wanted me to start the season, it wouldn’t be what it is now.”One person he’s always felt supported by is Paul. Even though Paul has his other clients on the Lakers roster, he pointedly makes time midgame to speak to KCP.In the end, KCP has no regrets about leaving the Pistons. With the Lakers, he thinks he ended up where he needs to be.“I am in a better situation here, and I love it here,” he said. “I’m thinking of my family. My family enjoys it. My teammates are incredible. Just to be a part of this organization and this group, it’s amazing with all the history behind the Lakers, I’m just glad to be a part of it.”TRUSTING HIS TALENTIt was the second straight season in a row Caldwell-Pope started slow, but 0 for 11? Lakers fans, already on a short fuse, started booing him almost right away.He finally made a shot in the third game against Charlotte, but he continued to struggle: He blew layups, he missed the 3-point shots he had practiced so rigidly. While Coach Frank Vogel still lauded his defensive effort, the shots weren’t falling.Matthews felt the flak that KCP felt: Many of the same people who unloaded on him on social media tagged him as well, spreading the blame to his shooting coach.“Both of us were keeping each other going,” Matthews said. “People were attacking him and me on Twitter, saying negative things. It was a hard moment.”But for all the criticism he felt outside the locker room, within, he felt supported. Dwight Howard notably came to his defense in an Instagram post, then backed it up in a postgame interview, saying KCP would be needed “to win this championship.” Kidd worked with him on getting back to basics; his trainers kept up positive feedback.Even though he wasn’t making shots, his mechanics weren’t broken. The people who tracked him thought he would bounce back. Paul said Howard’s defense of KCP was a crucial moment. He never understood why people at Staples Center booed him.“It’s like, ‘You think I’m out there trying to miss?’” Paul said. “To me, that’s just a miseducation of someone spectating a sport. Here’s a case when a fan can always boo: a player giving a lack of effort. But when a guy is giving effort, night in and night out, then just missing shots, you’re telling me you’re perfect?”Related Articlescenter_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Wellington Heat offer condolences after death of Liberal 9-year-old bat boy

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays, died Sunday.Sumner Newscow report  — The Wellington Heat organization responded to the tragic news of the death of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays who was struck in the head with a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during Saturday’s game. The boy died on Sunday, Liberal general manager Mike Carlile said.In a statement on its Facebook page, the Wellington Heat said: “Players and staff offer our condolences for the Carlile family and the Bee Jays Organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”The Liberal Bee Jays battle the Wellington Heat in the Jayhawk League and play regularly during the season. Carlile confirmed the death after Liberal’s 8-0 victory in the National Baseball Congress World Series late Sunday evening. Kaiser’s family had arrived in Wichita and was in attendance for Liberal’s game Sunday. Players were aware of Kaiser’s death before the game, according to manager Adam Anderson. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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