Thomas Lake – Sunman, Indiana

first_imgThomas Edward Lake, of Sunman, was born on September 21, 1960 a son to Melvin Earl and Janet Zimmer Davidson.  Tom’s love in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.  He enjoyed rock collecting, doing crafts and loved gardening and planting.  Even in poor health, Tom had a passion for life and his faith that will be remembered by many.  On May 6, 2019 at the age of 58 he passed away surrounded by family.  Survivors include two sons, Jeremey (Kendra) Lake of Batesville, and Josh Lake of Madison; a daughter, Devan Lake of  Cincinnati; 6 grandchildren, Emalee, Nevaeh, Bentley, Shayla, Aaron and Riley; his mother, Janet Davidson; five siblings, Vickie, Becky, Roger, Darrin and Ray; step-father, Saul Davidson; step-mother, Carol Schreibeis, and several nieces and nephews.  He will be laid to rest at Little Memory Cemetery in Sunman.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Thomas Lake.last_img read more

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Maine cross-country season concludes with state championships at Twin Brook

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 CUMBERLAND — As they crossed the finish line and entered the chute, runners competing in Saturday’s state championship cross-country meet had nothing left in the tank.Some lied on their backs; some cried; some blankly into space as they lost themselves in moments of relief and exhaustion following 3.1 grueling miles of running. All were trying desperately to catch their breaths after putting everything on the line in the biggest race of the season.“In this race, you leave everything on the course,” Ellsworth head coach Louie Luchini said. “That’s what the state meet is all about: everybody giving everything they have left.”Runners from all six Hancock County high schools did exactly that to close out the cross-country season on a rewarding (yet exhausting day) Saturday at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. The race pitted the best of the best from every corner of the state with team championships, individual championships, medals and other accolades at stake.Ellsworth’s Caitlin MacPherson and Mount Desert Island’s Callan Eason compete in the state championship cross-country meet Nov. 2 at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. The two runners battled to a photo finish with Eason (10th place) beating MacPherson (11th place) to the line by  0.06 seconds. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe day began with the Class B girls’ race, which pitted Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island against some of the top teams from Class B South. MDI took second in a tight three-way battle between first-place Greely and third-place Cape Elizabeth.MDI’s Callan Eason finished as the top Hancock County girl in Class B with a time of 21 minutes, 4.00 seconds and a place of 11th. Katelyn Osborne (15th place), Olivia Johnson (20th place), Rachelle Swanson (25th) and Piper Soares also earned strong finishes for the Trojans, who were the only team to place five runners in the top-25 team-scored positions.For Ellsworth, senior Caitlin MacPherson finished just 0.06 seconds behind Eason to take 12th place in the 103-runner field. Freshman Casey Carter finished 48th for the Eagles, who placed eighth as a team.“The end result wasn’t necessarily what we wanted, but something I learned at Stanford is that you can’t let one race define your season,” Luchini said. “We battled through a lot of injuries and saw a lot of growth from some of our younger runners.”On the boys’ side, MDI put its pack-running strategy to good use to place third behind Greely and York. Ponce Saltysiak finished with a time of 17:38.66 and a place of 13th, and Jon Genrich, Sam York and Calvin Partin came in 17th, 18th and 19th, respectively. Calvin Nelson (46th place) and Matt Shea (49th place) were the top-two finishers for Ellsworth.MDI’s second- and third-place team finishes capped off a stellar championship season. The Trojans swept the boys’ and girls’ Hancock County, Penobscot Valley Conference and Northern Maine meets before a strong showing Saturday in Cumberland.“[We had a] fantastic year, for sure,” MDI assistant coach Aaron Long said. “It’s a special group and one that I think will be even better next year.”In Class C, George Stevens Academy’s Thea Crowley finished with a time of 20:23.76 to place second in the 84-runner field. The freshman was runner-up to Maine Coast Waldorf’s Olivia Reynolds, who claimed her third straight individual title in the event.Crowley earned her second-place finish after a neck-and-neck battle with Orono’s Erin Gerbi. The two pulled way ahead of the pack a week ago as Crowley claimed the Class C North title by a 7.99-second margin and this race was even closer with Crowley beating Gerbi to the finish line by a mere 1.19 seconds.“I feel really lucky that she’s the one who’s always giving me close races because she’s such a good person,” Crowley said. “She’s so nice and good-natured, and she always pushes me hard.”GSA’s Clark Morrison (left), Caden Mattson (middle) and Sol Lorio compete in the state cross-country meet Nov. 2 at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. The Eagles finished third of 15 teams in the Class C boys’ field. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLOn the boys’ side, GSA earned 99 points to place third of 15 teams. Sol Lorio placed eighth with a time of 18:02.89 for the Eagles, and Clark Morrison (12th place), Caden Mattson (24th place) and Ian Renwick (29th) also finished in the top fourth of the 117-runner field.GSA’s success in the boys’ meet came as the Eagles fielded a team consisting primarily of young runners. Of the seven runners GSA brought to Saturday’s race, only one, Mattson, was a senior.“We’ve got a pretty young team still, and for what our freshmen to do what they did, you can’t ask for much more than that,” GSA head coach Todd Eckenfelder said. “Being in the top three is about where we thought we’d be based on the times.”Sumner also enjoyed a strong day on the boys’ side as juniors Luke Barnes and Logan Carter finished a respective 18th and 30th. Christian Winslow (60th place) and David Hileman (62nd place) led the way for Bucksport.Top senior runners such as MacPherson, Osborne, Swanson, Shea and Mattson will graduate at the end of the school year. Yet with many teams having built their 2019 backbones on their underclassmen, the sport’s future remains plenty bright in Hancock County.“I think we’re seeing a resurgence of running here,” Luchini said. “We always have good runners coming down the pipeline in Ellsworth, and I know other schools can say the same. There’s always something to look forward to.”center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Biolast_img read more

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ExxonMobil U-14 Schools Football kicks off with a bang

first_imgTHE second annual ExxonMobil U-14 schools Football tournament kicked off on Saturday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.The tournament, which is also sponsored by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under the Pepsi Brand and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) under the Chronic Diseases unit, saw boy’s action this weekend with the girl’s segment commencing next week.The Richard Ishmael vs Lodge Secondary game did not play while on the other pitch, Plaisance drew with North Riumveldt 1-1, thanks to Winston Junior (30th minute) and Jevon Pluck (19th).St Mary’s trashed Annandale 5-1, thanks to braces from Michael Oie (1st & 14th) and Jeremiah Frazer (3rd & 4th) while Saif Ali added the icing on the cake in the 18th. Annandale’s consolation came from an own goal.New Campbellville also were winners via a 3-1 margin over Ann’s Grove, thanks to Ronaldo Gomes (22nd & 25th) and Jemaul December (3rd) while Ann’s Grove had Daniel Murray scoring (40th).Carmel trashed Uitvlught 4-0 with Simion Allicock (9th & 22nd), Wayne Baptiste (11th) and Joshua Cozier (23rd) making the score line.Marian Academy were also winners over President’s College via a 2-1 margin, thanks to Daniel Lowe (21st) and Malik Barker (38th min). President’s College had Resean Barnwell (40th) on target.Cummings Lodge won by walk-over from Golden Grove while St John’s College trashed Kingston 8-0, thanks to David Xavier (16th & 28th), Antwone Denny (32nd & 39th), John Simon (2nd), Jamel Richards (10th) and Joseph McIntosh (34th min).Tutorial were 2-0 winners over East Ruimvdelt with Keron Adams (4th) and Julius Ross (31st) scoring, while Queenstown and St.Stanislaus College played to a goal-less stalemate.Dolphin secondary secured its first win of the tournament with a 2- 1 scoreline over Tucville, thanks to Nicholas Tappin (4th) and Jaquan Cole (16th). Tucville Secondary had Ryan Greene (20th) on target.Charlestown steamrolled Brickdam 5-1, thanks to Tyler Lyle (3rd, 14th & 38th) and Devon Fanfair (10th) while Brickdam had an own goalMatches continued yesterdaylast_img read more

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Today’s MLB Picks: Betting odds, Vegas totals, expert gambling advice for Tuesday, June 4

first_imgThe sports books have been getting their pockets picked clean by undervaluing this Minnesota team all season, but they apparently haven’t learned their lesson yet after listing the Twins as +115 underdogs tonight against a vastly underachieving Indians team. Sure, the Indians have an edge at starting pitcher with Shane Bieber on the mound against Devin Smeltzer, but how can anyone trust the Indians after they have gone 7-13 straight up over their past 20 games? The BetQL models are in agreement here and have listed the Twins as -151 favorites. Take the Twins with confidence and move on.BetQL Pick: Minnesota Twins Money Line (+115)Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tool before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into Tuesday’s picks, remember that plenty of strategy goes into putting together a winning ticket, and the best place to start is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools are a massive advantage when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE ROTOQL: DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Tuesday, June 4** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber.Chicago White Sox at Washington NationalsStarting Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Stephen StrasburgMoney Line: CHW +220, WAS -270Run Line: CHW +1.5 (+100), WAS -1.5 (-120)Total: O/U 8.5 RunsWe have hit the White Sox at +170 or higher odds four times already this season in this article, and my eyes lit up when I saw their line tonight against the Nationals. Chicago has been a team that the sports books have been low on all season despite overachieving its way to a 29-30 record. The Nationals, meanwhile, have been the worst team in all of baseball to bet on this season, and they have been consistently overvalued by the books — a one-unit bet on the money line each game for Washington would have netted you a horrendous -15.95 units on the season.Much of the overvaluation is likely due to the starting pitchers on Washington, and we have gotten great value in almost every game that either Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg has pitched this season. Tonight, Strasburg will take the mound, and while he certainly has an edge on White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez, you can’t tell me that a 26-33 team should be a massive -270 favorite in any situation. The BetQL models have handicapped this game at CHW +132, almost 90 points off of what we are currently getting at +220. Our luck from betting on the White Sox as massive underdogs against good pitchers will eventually run out, but we are going back to the well one more time tonight.BetQL Pick: Chicago White Sox Money Line (+220)MORE TUESDAY MLB: DFS picks | SP rankingsMinnesota Twins at Cleveland IndiansStarting Pitchers: Devin Smeltzer vs. Shane BieberMoney Line: MIN +115, CLE -135Run Line: MIN +1.5 (-170), CLE (+145)Total: O/U 9 RunsOther than the White Sox-Nationals game, there is another four-star value bet in the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game, but despite the value I just can’t bring myself to bet the D-Backs in that spot. Instead, We’ll be going back to the best team to bet on in all of baseball this season, as the Twins head to Cleveland for an AL Central battle. The Twins have been by far the most profitable team this season — a one-unit ML bet on each game would have netted you +22.45 units on the year. Tonight we have one of the best slates of the season from a value perspective, and there are plenty of games that offer great betting opportunities. There are nine games that check in as two-star or higher value bets on the money line and another five games that feature two-star or higher run-line value bets, according to the BetQL value ratings. All season long we have been riding underdogs en route to great profits, and tonight we will be going back to two of our favorite teams in the White Sox and the Twins, who both have undervalued lines.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNlast_img read more

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Brenda Fassie immortalised in comic book

first_imgAn anthology of comic books featuring notable women from all over the world, Femme Magnifique, has included a South African. The late singer, Brenda Fassie, gets her own comic book. South African music legend Brenda Fassie is one of the women included in a comic book anthology celebrating those who “take names and change the game”. (Image supplied) Priya PitamberSouth African music icon Brenda Fassie is one of the women featured in a comic book anthology, Femme Magnifique.These comics “celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game”, reads the Femme Magnifique Kickstarter website.South African author Lauren Beukes wrote the comic and Anja “Nanna” Venter drew the artwork.“I was approached by US comic book editor Shelly Bond to write on a South African for the Femme Magnifique anthology,” said Beukes. She worked with Bond previously on graphic novels Survivors’ Club and Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom.Both Venter and Beukes work at the same office, but had not collaborated before. “We’ve been dying to do something together for ages,” said Venter. “She received an invitation to participate and immediately cornered me to do art.”Easy choiceBeukes knew from her first book, Maverick, a pop history on women in the country, that there were many who could fit the bill for Femme Magnifique. “I had many to choose from, from Lilian Ngoyi to Ruth First, Krotoa Eva and Sara Baartman.“But Brenda Fassie worked on so many levels, as a provocative pop star, as a lesbian icon, as a black woman who lived through apartheid and sang about the personal and the political.”Beukes said Fassie had an incredible voice, both in her singing and in how fearless she was in being herself. “Her songs made the personal political, from Black President to Too Late for Mama, she sang about the lived black experience.“Nanna and I pitched Brenda Fassie, because we thought she would be the most fun to do,” explained Beukes.It was a way to introduce Fassie to an international audience along with other female heroes, from astronaut Sally Ride to Nina Simone and Michelle Obama, all featured in the anthology.Venter said she felt pressure to do justice to an icon such as Fassie. “Brenda was the first person to say that she ultimately ‘belonged to the people’. She had an immense celebrity which has always been well-documented, and part of the public domain in South Africa.”For the artwork, Venter said she and Beukes remixed Fassie’s rich legacy to reflect it back to the world in a new form, so a new audience could appreciate it.Short but effectiveThe story is a biographical look at Fassie’s life and cultural legacy. “Like the rest of the comics in the anthology, it’s only three pages long, so it was hard to condense it,” said Beukes.But with comics, Beukes said, the art did a lot of work too. “Nanna was able to nail her iconic looks and show her through the ages.”Venter said despite having two weeks to complete the comic, it came together “super quickly”.It will be released in September and the team at Femme Magnifique are working on international distribution.We did a short comic on the life of Brenda Fassie, art by @nannaventer, for the Femme Magnifique anthology edited by @sxbond! (Out in sept). https://t.co/UIHL4XZbQ8— Lauren Beukes (@laurenbeukes) May 14, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Video: New ATI greenhouse offers technology, opportunity

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute last week dedicated their new, state-of-the-art greenhouse facility that looks to bring a wide range of learning opportunities to Buckeyes. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood takes a closer look at the setup and the lessons it hopes to teach.last_img

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22 days agoStandard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surprise

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Standard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surpriseby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStandard Liege coach Michel Preud’homme admits they’re rank outsiders going to Europa League opponents Arsenal.The former goalkeeper says any result would be a bonus.”Getting a result would be a surprise,” says Preud’homme. “Of course we all hope so. What the reality brings, however, we’ll only know tomorrow night. I have told my players to take advantage of this competition to give everything. With the ambition to get the most out of it. “We are going to try to play our football. Our biggest weapons? Every week, we are a team that tries to think collectively.” last_img read more

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4-Star WR Equanimeous St. Brown Spoke 3 Languages During His Announcement To Notre Dame

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Anaheim (Calif.) Servite four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown committed to Notre Dame this afternoon, and he showed off being trilingual in the process of doing it. St. Brown’s mother is from Germany, and he spent time attending school in France. He began his announcement and made his commitment in English, but dropped some German and French in between.Here’s St. Brown thanking his mother in German: So St. Brown speaks three languages, his father is a former Mr. World and Mr. Universe bodybuilder and his name is derived from the word equanimity, meaning “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” Oh, and he has younger brothers named Osiris and Amon-Ra. He just may be the Most Interesting Recruit In The World.last_img read more

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Faster Processing of NHF Cards at Savanna-La-Mar Hospital

first_imgChief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson, says the processing of NHF cards at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital, in Westmoreland, will have a quicker turnaround time soon.Addressing a Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar meeting at Hotel Commingle in Westmoreland on October 9, Mr. Anderson said that by the end of this year, it will take just 15 minutes to process NHF cards at the hospital.“Five years ago to get an NHF card, you had to fill in your form and we send the card by mail. At that time, about 30 per cent of those cards were returned to us because many people were no longer utilising the postal service. We decided to try the same-day card printing at the NHF head office and it worked well. What that meant is that within 15 minutes of completion of the (NHF) form, you got a card,” Mr. Anderson noted.He pointed out that this process will eventually be in all parishes, as it is imperative that patients have quick access to the cards.Meanwhile, Mr. Anderson dismissed claims that the public sector is inefficient, emphasising that the NHF is “committed to not only speaking about being efficient, but demonstrating it.”He also highlighted that the NHF is committed to improving access to much-needed medication by citizens in all parts of the country.last_img read more

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Baloney Meter A lot of baloney in Scheer statements on energy independence

first_imgOTTAWA — “The fact is Canada has more than enough oil — not only to displace imports from … rogue states, but to put an end to all foreign oil imports once and for all. That is part of my vision: a Canada fuelled exclusively by Canadians by 2030. An energy-independent Canada would be a Canada firing on all cylinders, across all sectors and regions. If the United States can do it, so can we.”— Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in a May 16, 2019, speech on his economic vision———Andrew Scheer is touting energy independence as a path to economic prosperity for Canada, a goal he says could be achieved through a dedicated, coast-to-coast right-of-way specifically set aside for energy infrastructure projects like pipelines and long-distance electricity transmission lines.Further, Scheer indicated the United States is headed toward such energy independence.  How accurate were Scheer’s statements?The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).Spoiler Alert: This one earns a rating of “a lot of baloney.” The statements are mostly inaccurate but contain elements of truth. Here’s why:“Energy independence” is a term with varying definitions. Some consider it to apply when a country becomes a net exporter of energy, while others interpret it literally, meaning a country that imports no energy. In such a scenario, the state would meet all of its own energy needs and possibly export surpluses.Scheer’s statement clearly refers to ending “all foreign oil imports once and for all” and a Canada “fuelled exclusively by Canadians by 2030.” He says this sort of energy independence would see all regions of Canada “firing on all cylinders.” He says this is where U.S. policy is taking Canada’s closest neighbour.Daniel Schow, a spokesman for the Conservative leader, elaborated on the final point, saying that with respect to the United States, Scheer is speaking of how Washington “champions its energy sector.”“Investments in energy are going up in the U.S., fuelling economic growth and activity. They have capitalized by increasing exports while simultaneously reducing their reliance on imported energy. If the U.S. is going to benefit from an expanding energy sector, why can’t Canada?”Figures and Forecasts:The United States, a net energy importer since 1953, is poised to become a net energy exporter next year and it is expected to remain one through 2050 due largely to increases in crude-oil and natural-gas production coupled with slow growth in U.S. energy consumption, according to a projection from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, the U.S. is also expected to import and export energy commodities throughout this extended period.On the other hand, Canada has long been a net exporter of oil. It imports about one barrel of crude oil for every 7.5 barrels it produces, according to the National Energy Board. (In 2018, Canada’s crude imports primarily came from the U.S., followed by Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Norway.)In addition, Statistics Canada data indicates Canada enjoys a trade surplus with the United States in both natural gas and electricity — it sells more of each to the U.S. than it buys back.The Experts:An economist and a business professor who reviewed Scheer’s statements questioned the benefit of Canada pursuing a goal of absolute energy independence.“I’m puzzled by it,” said David Detomasi, an associate professor at Queen’s University’s business school in Kingston, Ont.Canada has the oil and gas resources to be self-sufficient, but the notion of building a separate energy market “kind of flies in the face of pretty much everything that we’ve done economically for the past 50 years.”“To me energy is a market just like anything else.”Patrick Baylis, an environmental economist at the University of British Columbia’s school of economics, said reducing foreign imports of oil to Canada would likely require construction of expensive and ecologically risky cross-country pipelines — something Scheer seems to acknowledge.Since the value of oil would still depend on the world market price, over which Canada has limited influence, it is not obvious that this kind of investment would spur a dramatic overall increase in economic growth, he said.Building pipelines would provide tremendous benefit to oil producers in western Canada, since they would be able to sell their product at a higher price, Baylis said. However, consumers who currently benefit from lower oil prices would lose out.“Overall, there’s no strong reason to think that it would benefit the country more than other kinds of infrastructure investment,” Baylis said. “And given the local and global environmental costs from the production and consumption of oil, it’s not apparent to me that this is the right move.”Finally, Detomasi is skeptical of the notion the U.S. will become an island of energy self-sufficiency.“I don’t think they’re going to do that. I don’t think that’s really something we ought to be doing, either.”The Verdict:The United States is becoming less dependent on foreign energy but is expected to continue importing oil and gas in coming decades. At the same time, Canada is already a net energy exporter. And experts question the economic and environmental wisdom of ending all oil imports to Canada. For these reasons, the claims contain “a lot of baloney.”Methodology:The Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:No baloney – the statement is completely accurateA little baloney – the statement is mostly accurate but more information is requiredSome baloney – the statement is partly accurate but important details are missingA lot of baloney – the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truthFull of baloney – the statement is completely inaccurateJim Bronskill , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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