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INDOT job fair tomorrow in Aurora

first_imgPrintAurora, IN—The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide hiring fair on Tuesday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a number of locations across the state to recruit candidates for over 100 winter seasonal and full-time positions. Event locations in the Southeast District include Aurora and Bloomington, but opportunities are also available at other INDOT facilities.Seasonal positions run from November through March, with a starting pay of $16 per hour. INDOT is offering a $250 sign-on and $500 retention bonus for eligible candidates.Additional information can be found at www.indotjobs.com. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online prior to Tuesday, but are not required to do so as walk-ins are welcome. Those applying online or attending a hiring event in person should have proof of commercial driver’s license (CDL). A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate is preferred, but not required.Southeast District hiring fair location is at:Aurora Sub District8074 U.S. 50, Aurora, IN 47001last_img read more

Essequibo gunning for 50 overs ‘two-peat’, as League ends today

first_img… Skipper hails Keemo Paul’s presence for final matchBy Clifton RossESSEQUIBO captain Anthony Adams, along with in-form opener Kevon Boodie, says the defending champions are well-poised heading into today’s 7th and final round, following a streak of dominance.The champions have so far won 5 from 6, taking the first four rounds with ease before losing to a strong Lower Corentyne side in round 5. The Essequibians, however, shrugged off that loss to inflict a massive 220-plus-run thrashing upon East Coast on Tuesday.With the dust settled, Essequibo, with 25 points, seem well on their way to retaining their title, thus making their possible victory a ‘two-peat’; having won the title last year. Lower Corentyne trail in number two spot with 20 points but could find it difficult to win should Essequibo win today.Guyana Chronicle Sport caught up with skipper Adams and the destructive Boodie on the eve of the final round. Adams, who has been effective with bat and ball throughout the tournament, pointed out that their impeccable run was a huge boost for their confidence, especially with the finals hours away.“It was big for the team (momentum) because the guys are looking to get into the national team; so making runs and getting wickets are important. “Winning five games is also big for us. We obviously want to win today and not leave anything to chance so we plan on winning the last match and retaining the title,” said a confident Adams.The team’s success could be attributed to their coach Ryan Hercules, who has been playing a big role in the development of the squad; more so, the on-field representation by Boodie, leading run-scorer Kemol Savory and Joshua Jones who has a 5-for and MVP award. Ronsford Beaton kicked things off with his 5-wicket haul. All-rounder Ricardo Adams bagged 8 wickets in round 6 and has been a steady contributor with the bat, among other factors.With a half-century and wickets at a consistent pace under his belt, Adams, regarding himself and the holistic performance of the side, said “The energy has been excellent, you have to lead from front with bat as captain but all the senior men were leading. Young players like Quintin Sampson, Akinie Adams, Joshua Jones and so would have fed off the senior players and how they led by example,” he explained.After making almost 300 runs in round 6, Essequibo then steamrolled East Coast for 59, gaining momentum ahead of today’s bout and Adams believed that the win was just what they needed to get them ready for the final round.“Yesterday’s game was a big boost, we had a team goal batting first and we achieved that and we want to do that if we bat first today. We haven’t chased so far in the tournament but I’m confident that the batters can do so. The addition of Keemo Paul is also a big plus,” says Adams.Meanwhile, the pugnacious opener Boodie, a man of brief words said that he was happy with his form and how his team have been playing, adding that he would like to see the champs go out today and execute their team goals.“It’s been a good tournament for me so far. It wasn’t good at the start but I began to get runs in the later part of the tournament. I’ve been working on rotating the strike more and running more, so that helped me a lot, because getting runs in the last game was good. I just want to score in the last match so I can stake a claim for national selection,” said BoodieMeanwhile, the final round bowls off from 09:30hrs today with the defending champions taking on East Bank at  the Everest ground; Georgetown versus East Coast at Lusignan; Lower Corentyne clashing with Upper Corentyne at Young Warriors ground and West Berbice battling West Demerara at  the Tuschen ground.last_img read more

Volleyball heads west for Pac-12/Big Ten showcase

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team plans to showcase their talent this Thursday when it takes to the court for their first match against a Pac-12 team this season.Not only are the No. 10 USC Trojans (6-2) a part of the Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase, but the undefeated 9-0 Washington Huskies are as well. Both will take on the No. 4 Badgers (8-0) this weekend.New Big Ten foe Maryland will also participate in the Showcase, but will not play UW this weekend, saving that matchup for conference play.With both USC and Washington serving consistently and aggressively in the 90th percentile of the NCAA, in addition to controlling a decent passing game, Wisconsin has their work cut out for them as they try to maintain their perfect record.For USC, sophomore Ebony Nwanebu towers at 6-foot-4 on the left side. This summer, Nwanebu was chosen by the USA National Collegiate Volleyball Team to play in East Asia. In addition to this, Nwanebu helped guide the United States to a silver medal victory at the Montreux Volley Masters tournament in Switzerland. So far, Nwanebu has a total of 54 kills this season.Junior Samantha Bricio, the 6-foot-2 outside hitter for USC, is a valuable asset to the Trojans. She leads the team with 101 kills this season.According to Wisconsin’s head coach Kelly Sheffield, she also possesses one of most unique and effective serves in the nation.“Bricio has one of the best serves, if not the best serve, in college volleyball, very dynamic.” Sheffield said. “Nwanebu is going to be an absolute handful out there on the right side, big attacker.”Meanwhile, Washington will bring another challenge to the Badgers on Friday night.  Undefeated at 9-0, the Huskies have a team filled with valuable players such as Krista Vansant, the senior outside hitter who has totaled 128 kills and 63 digs this fall.  Libero Cassie Strickland has dug 95 balls and receives serve at an average of 97 percent. Finally, the combined setting abilities of Katy Beals and Tanner Bailey equal 306 assists thus far.However, for a team with consistent playable passes ranging anywhere from 87-100 percent off of opponents’ serves all season, and with a team average of 15.56 digs per set, the Badgers have maintained a focused and confident mentality as they head into their upcoming matches.“We’re working on what we need to, to be the best for these matches,” junior Taylor Morey said. “It’s mentality and keeping our heads. A lot of people can get too high or too low in these moments that it’s important to keep our heads on straight.”Although USC and Washington are teams with impressive rankings, win-loss records and high kill percentages, it’s important to take note of how successful the Badgers have been so far this season.Wisconsin is currently the only undefeated team in the Big Ten conference, standing firm at 8-0 after three wins in last weekend’s HotelRED Invitational.  In addition to their 8-0 record, the Badgers lead the nation with 15.67 kills per set, and are currently the assist (13.39 per set) and dig (15.56 per set) leaders of the Big Ten.“[One of] the hardest things for teams to handle is being able to put the ball down and be able to pass us,” sophomore setter Lauren Carlini said. “Because we are a really good serving team so I think it’s going to be a challenge on both sides.”Sheffield has brought a new approach to the Badgers’ offense this year, and has spent the beginning of the season pushing the tempo and making it quicker and more efficient.“I love the fast tempo,” freshman outside hitter Kelli Bates said. “I feel like it’s just going to be unstoppable because no other defense is going to be able to pick up where Lauren [Carlini] is setting.”The entire team, including the coaching staff, exudes excitement and readiness about the forthcoming matches.“We have big goals and we know that these are the types of teams we need to get into the ring with and brawl,”  assistant coach Brittany Dildine said.  “No fear or anything at all.  We’re all very much embracing the challenge.”All of the hype and anticipation feeding into these matches probes the Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase to be filled with intense and exciting rallies. Three ranked teams playing in a four-team tournament including two of the country’s most successful conferences should raise interest and excitement for players, coaches and fans from coast to coast.The Badgers will face off against USC Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 10 p.m. against Washington.last_img read more

Joe Boy’s Egyptian Opponent for ABU Title Arrives

first_imgGOTV BOXING NIGHT 13 Abdulrahim Ahmed, the Egyptian and Mediterranean champion billed to fight Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph for the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title fight, arrived Lagos yesterday aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo.The fight is one of the seven billed for GOtv Boxing Night 13, scheduled to hold on  December 26 at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.  Ahmed arrived in the company of his manager, Deif Mohamed Shabban and his interpreter.                                                                    He boasted that he would not just win the fight. But will win the N2.5 million attached to the best boxer prize at the event.                                                                                                             “I will win the title and the prize money,” boasted the Egyptian.                                                                                                                Olaide “Fijaborn ” Fijabi will fight Shadrack “Punch to Punch ” Kobero for the ABU light welterweight title at the event, which will see musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz, Simi and Reekado Banks.Tickets for the event are available at ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.  Free bus rides are available to take ticket -holding  fans to the event venue from the National Stadium and back at the end of the show.                                    In the middleweight category, Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed will defend his West African Boxing Union title against Arye Ayitteh. In another light welterweight bout, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will fight Chijioke ” Painless’ Nigige for the national title.Three challenge bouts complete the line up. The best boxer at the event will go home with N2.5 million, while the runners-up will go home with N1million and N500, 000 respectively  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Betaland.it reveals World Cup ambitions ahead of Azzurri absence

first_img CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Among the keen spectators at this Friday’s eagerly anticipated World Cup draw in Russia, will be betting operators looking to identify the more alluring narratives of the tournament.  Utilising tournament narratives to maximise the betting interest will undoubtedly be a tactic that is deployed by operators based in countries that haven’t qualified for tournament, Carmelo Mazza CEO of Italian operator, Betaland.it underlined to SBC that in spite of how big an event the tournament is, there is a need for ‘stronger narratives without Italy in order to keep betting interest high.’ He also revealed to SBC that the potential costs of the national team’s failure has been at the forefront of his thoughts since the goalless draw against Sweden. He added that: “We have no previous experience of Italy not qualifying for the World Cup, so by examining data and bets on Italy’s matches in the previous tournaments, we estimate a 10% turnover reduction compared with the potential betting turnover on the World Cup. “In a market like Italy, this could be somehow compensated by the existing growth of the regulated business. However there are two factors which are difficult to estimate: first, many punters who would have bet on Italy, will now of course bet on other teams.“The Italian team was not in the greatest shape, so moving turnover towards Germany, Argentina, Brazil might at the end increase the payout. Also, the World Cup and all the buzz around Italy’s matches creates an environment where people get together to have fun watching the World Cup. “This environment pushes betting also to people that wouldn’t normally bet. This will significantly decrease without Italy. It is difficult to estimate how much this is worth, but I can tell you that in summer Italy’s matches in the World Cup are a key opportunity for friends to meet and have fun. We, as bookmakers, will miss it.”last_img read more

Alex Anthopoulos joins growing LA Dodgers front office

first_imgThe Dodgers formally appointed former Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos to a front-office position, giving him the new title of Vice President, Baseball Operations.Anthopoulos, 38, joins an executive team that includes general manager Farhan Zaidi, senior vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.Friedman will have the final say over baseball decisions, Anthopoulos said.“Having been a GM in the past, there’s so many things going on that you never have enough time in the day,” he said Tuesday. “I’ll be based out of California and move my family out here at the end of the summer. I’ll be in the office with those guys daily.” The Blue Jays ended a 22-year playoff drought last year under Anthopoulos, who resigned at the end of the season rather than accept a five-year contract extension. Anthopoulos was already a free agent when The Sporting News chose him as its Executive of the Year in October. The Blue Jays went 489-483 during Anthopoulos’ tenure.Anthopoulos said he received offers to join other baseball teams, as well as some media outlets.“The people you work with are probably the most important thing,” he said. “Everything they’ve done here; the success the last two years; the L.A. Dodgers are one of the premier organizations in the entire game. The people here were the main draw.”The Dodgers have seven former or current general managers listed on their payroll. Anthopoulos doesn’t believe he gives the Dodgers too many cooks in one kitchen. “I don’t really view it that way, in terms of having a title,” he said. “They felt like they needed some help.”Yaisel Sierra signsThe Dodgers added to their starting pitching depth Tuesday, agreeing with Cuban defector Yaisel Sierra on the terms of a six-year contract worth as much as $33 million. The Dodgers haven’t officially announced the deal, which would bring their 40-man roster to capacity.Sierra, a 24-year-old right-hander, pitched as a starter and reliever for Holguin in Cuba’s Serie Nacional from 2010-14. Scouts’ opinions differ on which role would suit Sierra best in MLB. While he drew praise for his smarts on the mound and a smooth, overhand delivery, he had a reputation for being unable to pitch deep into games. To that end, his ceiling isn’t considered that of a front-of-the-rotation ace, but rather a middle-of-the-rotation starter.Sierra throws a fastball in the 92-94 mph range, a sinker and a curveball. He projects to begin the season in the minor leagues with the possibility of earning a call-up later in the season. Sierra was not subject to international bonus pool limits.Minor tradesThe Dodgers traded for two minor leaguers Tuesday: middle infielder Erick Mejia and infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin. Mejia was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Joe Wieland. The 21-year-old has a .273 career batting average with 49 stolen bases, a home run and 42 RBI in 133 minor league games in the Mariners organization. Wieland, 25, spent the majority of the 2015 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City (10-5 4.59 ERA in 22 G, 21 GS). He also made two spot starts for the Dodgers, going 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA.Segedin, 27, had a .350 on-base percentage in 46 games last season for the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate. He was acquired along with cash or a player to be named for infielder Ronald Torreyes and pitcher Tyler Olson. The Dodgers recently designated Torreyes and Olson for assignment. AlsoTuesday marked the deadline for eligible players to file for salary arbitration, and six Dodgers filed: Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Yasmani Grandal, Luis Avilan, Scott Van Slyke and Chris Hatcher.Unless they can reach agreement on a 2016 salary before Friday, each players will exchange his salary proposal with the team. … MLB is instituting a program requiring each team to have one full-time Spanish-language interpreter during the 2016 season. The Dodgers have previously employed Spanish-speaking players whose contracts required a traveling interpreter, but have never had a full-time employee devoted to interpreting.Front and centerThe Dodgers have seven current or former major league general managers listed on their front-office payroll:GM Farhan Zaidi (Dodgers, current)President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman (Rays, 2005-14)Special Advisor to the GM Gerry Hunsicker (Astros, 1995-2004)Senior Advisor to the President and CEO Ned Colletti (Dodgers, 2006-14) Vice President, Baseball Operations Alex Anthopoulos (Blue Jays, 2009-15)Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations Josh Byrnes (Diamondbacks 2005-10; Padres 2011-14)Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda (Dodgers, 1998)center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Midget Leafs

first_imgMallard’s Source for sport would like to honour the Nelson Midget Leafs Hockey club with Team of the Week accolades following the recent run to the Nelson Midget House Tournament Title.The team includes, Trainer- Lenny Popoff, Head Coach, Rick Lane, Tyler Lakeman, Jordan Lane, Jayden Maida, Cole Bendis, Jake Popoff, Jesse Popoff, Assistant Coaches- Doug Harrison and Roger May, Bryce Twible, Marco Falcone, Chase May, Casey Harrison, Allison Bendis, Connor Comishin, Kyle Patton, Cassidy Kiraly and Andrew Falcone. A tournament sweep of the opposition.Out scoring their opponents 38-13.And, to top it all off, the Midget Hockey Tournament Championship.last_img

BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgEVERTON VS BOURNEMOUTH, GOODISON PARKEverton have won only four home league games – only relegated Villa have won fewer (2) – and they last won in front of their home fans in the Premier League in early February against Newcastle. Since then, Everton have taken one point from a possible 12 at home. Bournemouth have lost four of their last five.NEWCASTLE VSCRYSTAL PALACENewcastle are unbeaten in their last three league games, winning just one, but remain in a perilous position, in 19th spot and a point from safety. Importantly, the two teams immediately above them, Norwich City and Sunderland, have a game in hand. Palace reached the FA Cup final thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 semi-final win over Watford, and while they have 39 points, they need another win to be sure of their top-flight status.STOKE CITY VSSUNDERLANDSunderland have lost just one of their last seven Barclays Premier League game though five have been drawn, including last Sunday’s 0-0 stalemate with Arsenal. Sunderland travel to Stoke having conceded 39 away goals this season. Only Newcastle (41) have let in more away from home. But they have kept three clean sheets in their last four – after conceding in each of their previous 16.WATFORD VSASTON VILLAWatford return to Vicarage Road, where they have both scored and conceded 15 goals. Only Villa, with 14, have scored fewer home goals, but the 15 conceded is two fewer than league leaders Leicester City. Relegated Villa have lost their last 10 league games. The club record for straight defeats is 11, set between March 23 and May 5, 1963.WEST BROM VSWEST HAMOn Monday night, WBA drew 1-1 at Tottenham, a point which takes them 10 points clear of the relegation zone. West Ham, meanwhile, are sixth on 56 points. If they stay there, it will be the Hammers’ highest place since they came fifth in 1998-99. The 57 goals they have now scored is their best return ever in the Premier League, beating their previous record of 56 goals scored during the 1997-98 season.SWANSEA CITY VSLIVERPOOLLiverpool are flying high with three wins and two draws from their last five games in the Barclays Premier League. Swansea are 15th in the Premier League on 40 points, nine points clear of the relegation zone with three games to go. They have scored only 34 goals, 10 fewer than their previous fewest in the Premier League, in 2011-12.last_img read more

Arrest warrant issued for traffic cop

first_imgAn arrest warrant has been issued for a rank attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after he failed to attend court to answer a charge of obtaining money from road users to drop a traffic charge.Mark Collins and his colleague Chris Brown were summoned to appear in court after they allegedly accepted a ‘bride’ to drop a traffic charge.The court heard that on December 7, 2017, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, while being employed by the state, Collins and Brown obtained a sum of $10,000 from Iyana Hutson as inducement or reward to forego instituting charges against Dwayne Dover for a traffic offence he had committed.On Friday, Collins did not make his court appearance, but Brown appeared. Brown’s attorney, George Thomas, in a submission for bail, told the court that his client is innocent, and is also unaware of the allegations that were made against him.Brown was placed on bail in the sum of $5,000, and the matter was adjourned to August 5.last_img read more

GTT signs MoU with UG to install ‘top up’ machine on campus

first_imgStudents and faculty members at the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus will soon be able to access quick GTT credit on campus, as GTT on Tuesday signed an agreement with the tertiary institution to have a vendor ‘top up’ machine installed there.GTT Sales Manager Richard Das and UG TMC Chairperson, Dr Paloma Mohamed Martin sign the MoU between GTT and the University of GuyanaGTT Sales Manager Richard Das explained the installation of the machine would help strengthen the company’s self-service and 24-hour ‘top up’ programme to some 14,000 persons.After months of negotiations between the two parties, UG Deputy Vice Chancellor (PACE), Dr Paloma Mohamed Martin, who is also Chairperson of the Transitional Management Committee (TMC), expressed delight in the signing of the agreement, and said the installation of the kiosk would go a far way in benefiting those on campus.“We have had a long history of partnerships with GTT since I took office about four to five years ago … We are looking forward to closer and more meaningful collaborations with GTT and we are thankful for this first step,” Dr Martin stated.The Deputy Vice Chancellor explained that the University looked forward to the installation of many more kiosks, since the campus was vast and there was another campus in Berbice. “There is scope for growth, once we are able to test this and see how it is going to work,” Dr Martin said.Das stated that the GTT team would take on the University’s hope to have more kiosks installed at more points on campus.This will be the first GTT ‘top up’ kiosk to be set up at the University by GTT.last_img read more